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Hunter Biden emails under investigation by Senate Homeland Security Committee after hard-drive report emerges
[FoxNews] The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is investigating newly released emails that reveal that Hunter Biden introduced his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings in 2015 at Hunter's request.

Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., told Fox News on Wednesday that the committee has been in touch with the person who provided the emails and was in the process of validating the information.

The emails in question were obtained by the New York Post and revealed that Biden’s son introduced the then-vice president to a top executive at Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings less than a year before he pressured government officials in Ukraine to fire prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating the company.

"We regularly speak with individuals who email the committee’s whistleblower account to determine whether we can validate their claims," Johnson told Fox News. "Although we consider those communications to be confidential, because the individual in this instance spoke with the media about his contact with the committee, we can confirm receipt of his email complaint, have been in contact with the whistleblower, and are in the process of validating the information he provided.”

The Post report revealed that Biden, at Hunter’s request, met with Vadym Pozharskyi in April 2015 in Washington, D.C.

The meeting was mentioned in an email of appreciation, according to the Post, that Pozharskyi sent to Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015 — a year after Hunter took on his lucrative position on the board of Burisma.

“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the email read.

An earlier email from May 2014 also showed Pozharskyi, reportedly a top Burisma executive, asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf, the Post reported.

The meeting took place less than a year before the former vice president purportedly pressured government officials in Ukraine to fire prosecutor Viktor Shokin.

Biden once famously boasted on camera that when he was vice president and spearheading the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy, he successfully pressured Ukraine to fire Shokin, who was the top prosecutor at the time. He had been investigating the founder of Burisma.

Johnson's committee has been investigating Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings since 2019, and last month released an interim report on their monthslong probe into Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Burisma and his alleged “extensive and complex financial transactions.”

Johnson and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said their investigation has “faced many obstacles” from Democrats on their committees and that executive agencies “failed to comply with document requests.”

Meanwhile, the Post reported Wednesday the emails were part of a trove of data recovered from a laptop which was dropped off at a repair shop in Delaware in April 2019.

The Post reported that other material turned up on the laptop, including a video, which they described as showing Hunter smoking crack while engaged in a sexual act with an unidentified woman, as well as other sexually explicit images.

The FBI reportedly seized the computer and hard drive in December 2019. The shop owner, though, said he made a copy of the hard drive and later gave it to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello.

The Post reported that the FBI referred questions about the hard drive and laptop to the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office, where a spokesperson told the outlet that the office “can neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation.”
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/14/2020 13:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Just like he left that crack pipe in the rental car, now we find he leaves a laptop at a repair shop. When he gets stoned, he gets sloppy and now Giuliani has it all. Facebook and Twitter won't link to the original New York Post article but I see Skidmark's link is to Fox. Soon it'll be all over the place. How much longer can ABCCBSNBCCNN hide it?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/14/2020 16:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Streisand effect will win. Block it and EVERYONE wants to see it. BTW Joe had a 9:41 AM lid on his day today. In hidin'
Posted by: Frank G || 10/14/2020 17:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Both Facebook and Twitter are banning any mention or sharing of this. Can you say covering for Biden?
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/14/2020 18:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Should be easy to get around. Just mask the identity of it ... refer to it is "(Tab) Hunter's 12-minutes of Delirium," or Plugs Son's Merry Pranks," or somesuch
Posted by: Butch Snatch8191 || 10/14/2020 18:16 Comments || Top||

#5  It's in the NYPost.com and Trump mentioned it today. Twitter and FB screwed the pooch. I understand Twitter also suspended Kayleigh McEnany's Twitter acct. Not smart. I suspect every comment out of the WH and Trump campaign will make this obvious partisan campaign suppression
Posted by: Frank G || 10/14/2020 19:39 Comments || Top||

#6  I would not be surprised to see Plugs drop out of the race and throw everything into chaos.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/14/2020 21:41 Comments || Top||


Bill Barr's ‘Unmasking' Probe Into Obama Officials Concludes without Charges
[GatewayPundit] The US Attorney tapped by Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate “unmasking” done by Obama’s criminal officials around the 2016 has concluded the probe without bringing any charges, according to the Washington Post.

US Attorney John Bash reportedly found no evidence of wrongdoing and concluded the probe without charges and without a public report.

The probe into unmasking was launched in May of this year after then-acting DNI Richard Grenell declassified the list of Obama officials involved in the unmasking of General Mike Flynn in his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Names included former CIA Director John Brennan, Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and former DNI chief James Clapper.

Joe Biden was also on the list!

US Attorney John Bash was also investigating whether Obama officials leaked information to reporters, but found no wrongdoing.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2020 10:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Kabuki theater
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/14/2020 10:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Some people figured out that nothing would happen the moment that the "investigation" was announced.

Other people said "Muh sealed indictments! Wait til the end of summer!"

Maybe they meant summer in the Southern Hemisphere in 2030.
Posted by: charger || 10/14/2020 12:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Laws for the plebs, not for the Patricians. Seems politburo members (democrats in power positions) have special rules under KGB (FBI/DOJ) guidelines. Sound familiar comrades?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/14/2020 12:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Above the law
Posted by: Critle Claiper3106 || 10/14/2020 12:38 Comments || Top||


#6  What do you suppose this bodes (if anything) for the John Durham investigation? US Attorney John Huber's investigation seems to have yielded zilch on the Clinton Foundation investigation. Has all this just been Washington pretending to be doing something whereas it isn't doing anything to clean up corruption? So the two-tier system of justice is still intact?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2020 13:35 Comments || Top||

#7  #6 "Ill" to the first question. "Yes" to the last two questions.

It was all crap designed to render us passive in the hope that someone was TCB.

Welp!
Posted by: charger || 10/14/2020 14:09 Comments || Top||

#8  What do you suppose this bodes (if anything) for the John Durham investigation?

The chances of anything happening is slim to none... and Slim got ran out of town.

Even less of odds if Biden wins.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/14/2020 14:45 Comments || Top||

#9  Unfortunately for all of us, if the Left succeeds in sparking a civil war they are so looking for and loses, I suspect the finer points of the law are going to be jettisoned and some form of justice will be rendered.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/14/2020 15:59 Comments || Top||

#10  Explanation from a friend.As you might have heard, the DOJ probe into the extensive unmasking of US citizen communications metadata under Obama has concluded without any report or indictments. Here's what I wrote elsewhere in response to the suggestion that we should stop being angry about the unmasking now:
When then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lied on the Senate floor in 2012 about Mitt Romney paying no income taxes, he did so under the immunity members of Congress have for statements made officially in that context. What he did could not be prosecuted nor could Romney sue, because we rightly give members of Congress wide discretion in that context.
Reid was abusing that discretion in order to influence the ongoing presidential election. When he was out of office and was challenged on why he lied under cover of his immunity, he smirked and said, "It worked, didn't it?"
Reid abused his legal immunity for political purpose. That abuse and his casual defense of it was appropriately anger making.
There is extensive discretion that senior executive branch officials have with regard to national security mechanisms. That discretion is necessary.
It is also however subject to significant abuse whose impact has grown in parallel with the capabilities of technical information gathering and analysis. Unless officials who wish to abuse national security mechanisms for political ends are utterly stupid, they are able to create enough official cover to protect themselves from indictment and conviction. Susan Rice's CYA email to herself on the last day of the Obama administration is a good example of how to do that.
One can disagree with discretionary judgements by officials and yet accept them when they are made in good faith. Anger is, however, an appropriate response when the extent, nature, and timing of them strongly points to abuse for political purposes.
Reid's cynical and corrosive action was not widely rejected by members of his own political party. That's one reason Trump got elected.
Abuses of the national security mechanisms, whether "simply" abusive unmasking and unprecedented sharing of the unmasked information across many federal agencies or the deeper abuses involved in lying so as to acquire FISA warrants, seriously corrode the trust of many citizens who see themselves increasingly disenfranchised by power holders with the tacit or open support of those who align politically with the abusers.
When neither legal recourse nor even public condemnation of abuses is on offer, the remaining options for pushing back on such abuse do not bode well for a peaceful shared future.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/14/2020 18:12 Comments || Top||

#11  ^ nicely put DB
Posted by: Frank G || 10/14/2020 19:33 Comments || Top||

#12  Now what's Fox News and Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz gonna talk about now? Then again, who cares? Few would be watching.
Posted by: Clem || 10/14/2020 21:16 Comments || Top||

#13  Ditto #11 on DB post.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2020 23:30 Comments || Top||


Hunter Biden introduced Burisma adviser to VP dad before Ukraine pressure, email shows
[FOX] Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post.

The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month.

"Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure," the email reads.

An earlier email from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for "advice on how you could use your influence" on the company’s behalf.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/14/2020 09:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Plugs won't remember any of this. In a few more days he'll probably not be able to find the Ukraine or Russia on a map.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/14/2020 9:08 Comments || Top||



#4  computer was seized by FBI in Dec 2019 and Guiliani has had it since before that and we only now know about this

???????
Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/14/2020 9:38 Comments || Top||

#5 
Posted by: Vinegar Spolusing6485 || 10/14/2020 9:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Busted. Plugs is a lying scumbag.
Should end Plugs's candidacy but will probably go into our media memory hole.
Posted by: Chort Snuger7512 || 10/14/2020 10:13 Comments || Top||

#7  but will probably go into our media memory hole.

More likely reported as “Here is the latest normal thing stupid Republicans are stupidly fussing about as they try to reframe the argument away from OrangeManBad.”

TL;DR They don’t see it as a big deal.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/14/2020 10:25 Comments || Top||

#8  The MSM won't report on it. They are all in for fixing the election for plugs.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/14/2020 10:29 Comments || Top||

#9  "Republicans Pounce"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/14/2020 11:27 Comments || Top||

#10  Not sure the MSM can even move the needle any more. As long as Biden Jr's 12-minute crackpipe ecstasies video gets circulation on the internets, this will do some damage to Plugs
Posted by: Rupert Peacock7738 || 10/14/2020 11:36 Comments || Top||

#11  " Biden Jr's 12-minute crackpipe ecstasies video"

Linky?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/14/2020 11:48 Comments || Top||

#12  Linky?

Leaked Hunter Biden Hard Drive Allegedly Contained Several Explicit Images, 12-Minute ‘Raunchy’ Video
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden allegedly made a “raunchy” video and was seen in numerous “sexually explicit images,” per a new report released Wednesday from the New York Post.

A laptop computer which allegedly belonged to Biden was turned into a Delaware computer shop back in April 2019, according to the report. The computer and hard drive were seized by the FBI in December, per the Post.
Posted by: Gleamp Ulolutch2851 || 10/14/2020 11:57 Comments || Top||

#13  facebook trying to suppress the story here

to be sure, the story may be a hoax but that's the same with many stories, e.g., Trump saying 'losers', etc. which Facebook did not suppress
Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/14/2020 15:07 Comments || Top||

#14  I never watch pr0n but I think I'd make an exception for the "raunchy 12-minute video".
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/14/2020 16:36 Comments || Top||

#15  At the beginning of the day I knew the Post had run an article that looked bad for Biden.

At the end of the day I know that the Post ran an article so really bad for Biden that Twitter and Facebook don't want anyone to read it.
Posted by: Matt || 10/14/2020 17:26 Comments || Top||

#16  The spokesman at Facebook who praised this censorship. LinkedIn: Andy Stone Policy Communications Manager at Facebook
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Posted by: 3dc || 10/14/2020 17:59 Comments || Top||

#17  Biden campaign put out a 'non denial denial' that said he didn't have an 'official meeting' w Burisma

That pretty much confirms the authenticity of the entire email chain.

Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/14/2020 18:33 Comments || Top||


Whitmer ‘Kidnapping Plot' May Have Been An FBI Entrapment Of A Bunch Of Crackpots
[Federalist] A recent thwarted plan to take Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hostage could have been an FBI entrapment, a defense attorney suggested Tuesday for one of six men charged with conspiracy to kidnap.
If so, given the immediate FBI claim that this was the work of rightwing, white supremacist militia, this was an attempt to create and strengthen prejudice against Republicans and influence the presidential election. And if so, all those at the FBI involved in it should be examined to see if they need to be fired or jailed for it.
Scott Graham, who is representing 26-year-old Kaleb Franks, argued in court there was no real plan to capture Whitmer. Instead, he said the accused were merely acting as "militia wannabees" who engaged in "big talk between crackpots," according to the Detroit Free Press. In other words, Graham said, those charged in a plot to kidnap Whitmer were "people who talk a lot ... but are never going to do anything."

"Have you ever dealt with big talkers?" Graham asked an FBI Special Agent Richard Trask during cross examination. "There’s kind of a military-wanna-be theme that runs between militias."

Graham specifically asked Trask about his testimony that 13 militia members were planning to steal Whitmer from her vacation home and leave her in the middle of Lake Michigan or try the governor for treason in a nearby state. Trask, the paper reported, said he couldn’t offer a specific answer but that there were audio recordings of the members discussing their plans.

Graham argued in court that it was the FBI’s own informant involved with this group that was actively encouraging the others to engage in illegal activity.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/14/2020 03:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Graham argued in court that it was the FBI’s own informant involved with this group that was actively encouraging the others to engage in illegal activity.

Interesting if true.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/14/2020 4:05 Comments || Top||

#2  ^But not surprising for anyone who remembers the 80es.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/14/2020 4:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Not the first time. Randy Weacer wasn't the first time.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 10/14/2020 5:20 Comments || Top||

#4  And if so, all those at the FBI involved in it should be examined to see if they need to be fired or jailed for it.

You mean like those who were warned by someone in the rank and file that Muslims taking flight training ought to be looked at. I don't recall people being sacked or punished (other than the whistle blower) over that FU. You got to make examples. Just like you punish people who commit crimes, pour encourager les autres! Portland is a living example of doing exactly the opposite. Our senior FBI management is just another.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/14/2020 7:54 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ There was a brief kerfuffle following the FBI whistleblower and muzzi Florida flight training revelation. It was short-lived and nothing apparently ever came of it.

In other news:

Oct 4, 2012 — FBI agents made a brief visit to Benghazi this week to examine the scene of ... that killed four Americans -- after being delayed for weeks because of ... As the FBI investigates, an independent panel has been established by ...

Sort of SOP with the bureau it would appear.

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/14/2020 8:03 Comments || Top||

#6  I’m sure these fellows played along with the intention of informing the FBI at the last minute and becoming heroes. You know, instead of informing the FBI right away to get some kind of help.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 10/14/2020 8:10 Comments || Top||

#7  You mean like those who were warned by someone in the rank and file that Muslims taking flight training ought to be looked at.

Not believing information and not acting is one thing, Procopius2k. Creating the incident, then lying about actors known to them in order to alter the political atmosphere is quite another.

They did create an incident by goading those Muslim shooters to go down to Texas to try to massacre the participants at Pamela Geller’s Draw Muhammed cartoon contest — the one where the off duty local policeman killed them both at a distance with his handgun, if I recall correctly (people here were very impressed with his shooting skills, so I am, too). But afterward the FBI did not try to tell us it was Jewish commandos just to give them a bad name.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/14/2020 8:53 Comments || Top||

#8  Not a surprise. Been happening since at least Ruby Ridge. With social media it is even easier. Just put in one silly comment and idiots like these can't help themselves.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/14/2020 9:10 Comments || Top||

#9  Please add the Tsarnaev brothers and Paki DNC IT guru Imran Awan to the list of strange FBI related occurrences.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/14/2020 9:15 Comments || Top||

#10  #DefundTheFBI.
Posted by: charger || 10/14/2020 12:23 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Ayanna Pressley challenger in Massachusetts says she was attacked at local Trump rally, suffered broken tibia
[FoxWilmington] Rayla Campbell, the Republican congressional hopeful challenging Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., in November says she was attacked by two women at a Trump rally on Columbus Day.

The incident left her with a sprained finger, fractured tibia and a mild concussion, Campbell told Fox News on Tuesday.

Campbell, who is the chair of Black Voices for Trump in Massachusetts, said she was walking through a parking lot after the rally when a woman drove in front of her car. The driver and passenger began to verbally assault her, according to Campbell.

"I got kicked in the head and have a fractured tibia," she posted.

She told Fox News the incident left her in the hospital for several hours and she is now using crutches and a stability brace on her knee. However, she says that won't stop her from campaigning.

John Paul Moran, another Republican in the state running for Congress, posted on Twitter that he was also threatened "with death" by "ANTIFA Joe Biden supporters" for being a gay conservative. He said Campbell "was just beat up and hospitalized" by "ANTIFA."

The Boston Herald reported last month that the state's highest court rejected Campbell's petition to appear on the ballot for not collecting enough signatures. She still received 1,216 write-in votes during the primary.
Posted by: Gleamp Ulolutch2851 || 10/14/2020 05:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The headline is a bit misleading. In the article:

“Why are you screaming Black Lives Matter at a Black candidate, telling me I don’t know what it’s like to be Black?” she recalled saying.

The fight escalated when the women got out of the car and started pushing Campbell and then tried to take her microphone, the congressional hopeful said.
Posted by: Gleamp Ulolutch2851 || 10/14/2020 6:06 Comments || Top||


Joe Biden facing questions as his doctor son-in-law advises his campaign on COVID while running investment firm putting money into healthcare startups
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Joe Biden's campaign is facing questions about the role of his son-in-law

  • Howard Krein has been advising Biden on COVID while working for a venture capitalist firm that invests in businesses helping on pandemic, Politico reports

  • Krein is married to Ashley Biden

  • He has advised Biden on the virus while working for StartUp Health

  • Dual roles could be conflict of interest

  • President Trump's family has faced similar conflict of interest questions
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/14/2020 00:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  When you marry into a crime family.
Posted by: Gleamp Ulolutch2851 || 10/14/2020 4:48 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/14/2020 13:26 Comments || Top||


Nancy Pelosi spectacularly unravels during CNN interview after being asked WHY she is holding up Trump's $1.8TRILLION COVID relief bill - after Dem allies told the isolated Speaker to accept it
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accused CNN host Wolf Blitzer of being a 'Republican apologist' in a heated live interview Tuesday

  • The California congresswoman went into meltdown as Blitzer slammed her over refusing Trump's $1.8trillion COVID-19 relief bill

  • Blitzer pushed Pelosi as to why fellow Democrats are calling on her to accept the deal presented last week if it is not adequate

  • He asked her to look Americans 'in the eye... and explain why you don't want to accept the president's latest stimulus offer'

  • She hit back that Blitzer and others on her party did not know what they are talking about and are not negotiating the deal

  • Pelosi has become increasingly isolated as other Democrats insist she come to a compromise on the relief bill before election day
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/14/2020 00:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Who wants a gum job?
Posted by: Raj || 10/14/2020 0:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Pelosi accusing CNN and Wolf Blitzer of being pro-Trump ...Madness.
Posted by: magpie || 10/14/2020 1:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Nancy has to oppose the relief bill. Anything with the least possibility of making The Donald look good is simply unacceptable. It's personal now. He's just not our sort of people, dear.

Q: Are there *any* major Democratic players that are not either senile, insane, stupid or crazy? And no, you can't claim Mitt Romney.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/14/2020 3:15 Comments || Top||

#4  When wolfie starts asking those kinds of questions you know there is something wrong with the numbers being blasted around about Biden leading Trump
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 10/14/2020 7:30 Comments || Top||

#5  I think Nancy's being 'set up' again. Wolf tricked her!
Posted by: Bobby || 10/14/2020 7:58 Comments || Top||

#6  A month or two ago Senile Stretch jumped all over Judy Woodruff pretty much accusing her of the same thing.

Posted by: Clem || 10/14/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#7  Queen Pelosi does not like her judgement being questioned.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2020 9:48 Comments || Top||

#8  Nancy is holding up relief to hurt Trump. End of story.

Trying to watch her sputter around and try to justify hurting Americans for political gain and then getting pissed is classic.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/14/2020 10:14 Comments || Top||

#9  Who wants a gum job?

Sounds like fun.
Posted by: gorb || 10/14/2020 17:04 Comments || Top||

#10  Whoah, he teeth fall out with that spittle?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/14/2020 17:10 Comments || Top||


Democrats' Emoluments Clause Lawsuit Against President Trump Is Dead
Whew!
[HOTAIR] The Supreme Court has refused to take up an emoluments case filed by Democrats back in 2017. That means the lower court ruling that Democrats do not have standing to bring the case will stand. This little corner of the resistance is dead.
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:


Supreme Court allows Trump administration to end census count early
[NBCNEWS] The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively allowed the government to stop the census count immediately, blocking a lower court order that would have required the Trump administration to continue gathering census information in the field until the end of October.The Census Bureau said it wanted to stop the count so that it could start processing the data to meet a Dec. 31 deadline, set in federal law, for reporting the results to the president. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the government to keep going with its field work until Oct. 31, concluding that a longer time in the field would increase accuracy.

In a brief unsigned order, the Supreme Court stayed the appeals court order.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented, writing, "The harms caused by rushing this year's census count are irreparable." The states and groups seeking to keep the count going "will suffer their lasting impact for the next ten years," until the next census is conducted.
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Goin to hit CA and NY hard - their illegals count is lagging because nobody wants to go past their lockdowns, and they now don't have any extra time to cook up inflated counts.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 10/14/2020 0:50 Comments || Top||

#2  I refused because non-citizens were allowed to be counted.
Posted by: Snimble McGurque4348 || 10/14/2020 5:23 Comments || Top||

#3  SCOTUS must get tired of these lower court Rulers in Robes making law and policy
Posted by: Frank G || 10/14/2020 7:18 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ they made their bed, let them live in it. They were the ones who have for decades amassed more power and purview of our society. So many times they should have said go (punt) through the Article V process to get what you want.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/14/2020 7:58 Comments || Top||

#5  How many times have the left failed in shit like this now? 50? 100?
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/14/2020 12:29 Comments || Top||


Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono Asks Amy Coney Barrett if She Has Ever Committed Rape
[THEGATEWAYPUNDIT] The Senate Judiciary Committee began day two of their confirmation hearing for Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

As expected, Democrat Senators are using this hearing as an opportunity to abuse Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic and mother of seven who is already a vetted judge.

There’s stupid, and then there’s Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono (HI).
The great state of Hawaii does not seem to demand much of its politicians...
Hirono on Tuesday asked Amy Coney Barrett if she has ever committed rape.

"Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?" Hirono said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In my redneck opinion THIS is how Amy should have responded to Mazie, Feinstein, etc. etc.


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Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/14/2020 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  'I just strapped something on and pegged that gimp in the butt, Senator; sorry you missed it...'

That's how it ought to be answered, at least in my warped world.
Posted by: Raj || 10/14/2020 0:50 Comments || Top||

#3  I was raped by Mazie Hirono. Arrest her. Arrest her and throw away the key.
Posted by: Gleamp Ulolutch2851 || 10/14/2020 1:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Not the Bee™ !?! Remember this the next time Leftists mention "civility".
Posted by: magpie || 10/14/2020 1:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Go Ogle just promoted communist migrant American hater, Claudia Jones...

Trump should squash this deep state security spin-off.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/14/2020 2:21 Comments || Top||

#6  Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono Asks Amy Coney Barrett if She Has Ever Committed Rape

She is just trying to justify the left's treatment of Kavanaugh.
Posted by: gorb || 10/14/2020 3:57 Comments || Top||

#7 

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/14/2020 4:05 Comments || Top||

#8  Nakalele Point has finally found it's match.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/14/2020 4:24 Comments || Top||

#9  Her respond should have been “I have never raped anyone. I also never drove a young women into a river and left her to drown. I have never groped a young lady while sniffing her hair. I have never sandwiched a waitress with a senator....”

Numbers 9,10, and 11 jointly share the highly coveted Comment O'The Day award
Posted by: Airandee || 10/14/2020 6:57 Comments || Top||

#10  I would have preferred she got out of her chair, calmly walked over to Mazzie and bitch slapped her out of her seat.

Numbers 9,10, and 11 jointly share the highly coveted Comment O'The Day award
Posted by: Elmavins B. Hayes2575 || 10/14/2020 7:31 Comments || Top||

#11  Bet ACB never got oral sex from an intern either. She's just doesn't rise to DC standards.

Numbers 9,10, and 11 jointly share the highly coveted Comment O'The Day award
Posted by: Gleamp Ulolutch2851 || 10/14/2020 7:36 Comments || Top||

#12  Lazy Mazie morphed into Crazy Mazie so gradually I never noticed.... oh hell, who an I kidding? She's been batguano crazy ever since Linda Lingle kicked her butt in the Governor's race. A la Hildebeast....is there a pysch syndrome where self-entitled female politicians get brain-damaged when they lose "their" "destined" office"?
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/14/2020 8:21 Comments || Top||

#13  There’s stupid, and then there’s Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono (HI).

I can't do better than that. She is an embarrassment to Hawaii and the U.S. Senate. She sets the standard among a group of people who's standards are low to non-existent.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2020 9:57 Comments || Top||

#14  She is an embarrassment to Hawaii

Apparently Hawaiian voters aren't aware of this yet.
Posted by: gorb || 10/14/2020 10:31 Comments || Top||

#15  Numbers 9,10, and 11 jointly share the highly coveted Comment O'The Day award

Teamwork works. Congrats, guys!
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/14/2020 10:51 Comments || Top||

#16  She is an embarrassment to Hawaii

Yeah, the haoles were wrecking the place. It's in such good hands now...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/14/2020 11:03 Comments || Top||

#17  If she had answered "Yes", Hazy Morono would totally vote for her.

Being a rapist carries a great deal of cachet in Democratic circles, you know.

Heck of a job, Hawaii.

It may be time for you to revert to territorial status.
Posted by: charger || 10/14/2020 12:26 Comments || Top||

#18  And before she held up her blank notepad she said have said “I have been writing down all the intelligent questions being asked”
Posted by: Airandee || 10/14/2020 12:48 Comments || Top||

#19  If I had been in ACB's position, I would have been doodling, writing comments like "Oh, God. Not another stupid questions", and so on.

On the other hand, I am nowhere as smart as ACB. Nor as calm.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 10/14/2020 12:55 Comments || Top||

#20  #18 Snark of the Day
Posted by: Sperelet Glusing6944 || 10/14/2020 12:57 Comments || Top||

#21  One thing this shows is just how pampered and insulated Senators are. Hirono throws a pitch to Barrett. Barrett hits the ball so far out of the park that search and rescue assets have to be deployed to find it. But during the break Hirono's aides and staffers tell Hirono "Great job, Senator! You really got her on that one! You're so smart!"
Posted by: Matt || 10/14/2020 13:58 Comments || Top||

#22  But during the break Hirono's aides and staffers tell Hirono "Great job, Senator! You really got her on that one! You're so smart!"

"Not...not dumb like everyone says! And you can handle things!"
Posted by: charger || 10/14/2020 14:11 Comments || Top||

#23  ^ Even more risible, those staffers actually say to themselves "I'm the one who makes her look so smart!"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/14/2020 15:30 Comments || Top||

#24  Lots of great, really funny comments.

Are we sure Mad Maxine isn't doing double duty in the Senate under these damned masks?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2020 16:03 Comments || Top||

#25  "No, but I once necked with a Stevenson Democrat."
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/14/2020 16:42 Comments || Top||

#26  One of our favourite films, European Conservative, a reminder of our years as expats in Germany. That and Dinner For One, which we watch ritually to start off our New Years Eve celebrations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/14/2020 17:02 Comments || Top||

#27  Dinner For One... the tradition of watching it on New Years Eve is alive and kicking.

1-2-3 was a fabulous movie. So many great quotes:

"Cubans sent you crummy cigars."
"Don't worry, we sent them crummy rockets!"

(Btw. this was BEFORE the missile crisis)
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/14/2020 17:21 Comments || Top||

#28  “Schwanger is pregnant...”
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/14/2020 17:44 Comments || Top||

#29  with Wagner music :-)
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/14/2020 17:57 Comments || Top||

#30  Youtube has it :-)
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/14/2020 18:01 Comments || Top||

#31  Judge Barrett actually has morals, something a lot of Democrats lack.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/14/2020 18:19 Comments || Top||

#32  Youtube has it :-)

That looks delightful!
/adds to list
Posted by: SteveS || 10/14/2020 18:21 Comments || Top||

#33  Honestly I think my answer would have been "No Senator, I am not a Democrat."
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/14/2020 18:47 Comments || Top||


Amy Coney Barrett: Judges Can't 'Walk in Like a Royal Queen' and Impose Their Will on the World
[BREITBART] Judge Amy Coney Barrett addressed the widespread misinformation that judges can brazenly make rulings based on the whims of the day, explaining the process and stressing judges cannot just "walk in like a royal queen" and "impose" their will on the world.Chairman Lindsey Graham
...soft-spoken senator from South Carolina, former best buddy of John Maverick McCain. Since McCain's demise, Graham has become more outspoken, more Republican and more of a supporter of President Trump. The speech he gave in support of Brett Kavanaugh was downright manly and really cheesed off the Dems...
(R-SC) prompted Barrett to explain how the process works, using the District of Columbia v. Heller as an example. Barrett briefly explained there has to be a law, lawsuit, appeal, and the court granting cert before it makes a ruling.

When asked if the process remains the same no matter the issue — including guns, health care, child sacrifice abortion, campaign finance — Barrett emphasized judges cannot just impose an agenda at random.

"Judges can’t just wake up one day and say, ’I have an agenda. I like guns. I hate guns. I like child sacrifice abortion. I hate child sacrifice abortion’ and walk in like a royal queen and impose, you know, their will on the world," she said.

"You have to wait for cases and controversies, which is the language of the Constitution, to wind their way through the process," she continued.

Graham then asked Barrett another hypothetical. What if, he said, a state made a law only allowing individuals to own no more than six bullets.

In that case, Barrett said, parties would have to sue the state arguing that the law is unconstitutional. If it made its way to the Supreme Court and it decided to hear the case, "you hear arguments from litigants on both sides."

"They write briefs. You talk to clerks as a judge. You talk to your colleagues, and you write an opinion. Opinions circulate and you get feedback from your colleagues so it’s an entire process," she explained.

"It’s not something that a judge or justice would wake up and say, ’Oh we’re hearing this case. I know what my vote’s going to be,'" she added.

Senator Asks ACB Which 'Notes' She's Been Referring To; She Holds Up BLANK Piece Of Paper

[TRENDINGPOLITICS] Amy Coney Barrett has displayed an immense scope of knowledge during the first two days of her confirmation hearings, and apparently she hasn't needed notes to recall any of it.

Senator Cornyn asked her which set of notes she's been referring to in order to answer these questions, her response was priceless.

"Most of us have multiple note books, notes and books and things like that in front of us. Can you hold up what you've been referring to when answering our questions?" Cornyn asked.

Barrett responded bey holding up a blank notepad, drawing laughs from the crowd.

"Is there anything on it?" Cornyn responded.

"Um...the letterhead that says United States Senate," Barrett responded with a smile.

"That's impressive", Cornyn said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  maybe not on the world but on a district or a circuit

at least for a while

take Judge Sullivan for example = please
Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/14/2020 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  RBG used to though
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/14/2020 2:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Amy Coney Barrett: Judges Can't 'Walk in Like a Royal Queen' and Impose Their Will on the World

AH, but to be the governor of Michigan!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/14/2020 8:01 Comments || Top||

#4  The Dems are trying to get Barrett to recuse herself in any case that involves voting. The ACA was a big issue. Abortion was a big issue also with the Dems. And of course, how wronged the Dems were with pushing Barrett through so quickly. They would do the same in a NY minute.

Barrett did a great job of not getting boxed in. She is smart. She should make a great new member of SCOTUS; a Constitutionalist who doesn't make law from the bench.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2020 9:15 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ Yes, very smart. Not often you see an intellect as profound and dignified as hers on the teevee. I certainly hope she is confirmed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/14/2020 9:17 Comments || Top||

#6  She is an extraordinary individual. (Almost) restores faith in this country that we can still produce such people.
Posted by: Oscar Trotsky3356 || 10/14/2020 11:19 Comments || Top||


Just ran into the Biden Car parade in Miami. All 15 of them
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Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  at 0:33 somebody has a Puerto Rico flag for some reason
Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/14/2020 0:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Vs a few days ago in Miami a 30,000 car parade for Trump.
Posted by: Gleamp Ulolutch2851 || 10/14/2020 1:10 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm betting 10 of them were from the media...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/14/2020 1:22 Comments || Top||

#4  and the other 5 were antifa security for the MSM
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/14/2020 5:17 Comments || Top||

#5  #1...Cuban Flag.
Posted by: Unosh Hupinelet8756 || 10/14/2020 7:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Probably hoping to make it a state.
Posted by: gorb || 10/14/2020 9:56 Comments || Top||

#7  Should have made the parada route a small circle so the same cars could go in from tof the camera again and again and again and make it look reasonably sized.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/14/2020 21:26 Comments || Top||


Rep. Doug Collins introduces resolution to push for Pelosi removal as House speaker
[FOXNEWS] Rep. Doug Collins on Monday introduced a resolution to push for the removal of House Speaker Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House. It's not her fault when they lose, but it's her accomplishment when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... moments...
, claiming she "does not have the mental fitness" to lead the House of Representatives.

"Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unwillingness to abide by the Constitution, combined with her recent actions, call into question her own mental fitness, which is why it’s critical that the House of Representatives demand her removal from the line of succession," Collins said in a statement to Fox News.

A draft of Collins’ resolution, obtained by Fox News, argues that Pelosi "is unable to adequately serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives and should therefore be removed from her position."

The resolution states that Pelosi "has spent the majority of the House of Representative’s time pursuing baseless and fruitless investigations" against President Trump and his administration, including launching an impeachment inquiry against him in the fall of 2019.
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And I think she isn't paying all her taxes. And she's colluding with Russians and Chinese. And she's got Alzheimer's. And she needs to be impeached. And her business dealings are interfering with her politics. And she got sweetheart deals on some of her stuff. And she deals drugs. And launders money. And she graduated bottom of her class. And she's holier than thou.
Posted by: gorb || 10/14/2020 4:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Just an old bag piece of utter filth who needs to go to the glue factory.
Posted by: Clem || 10/14/2020 7:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Plugs disease? Could there possibly be a more effective argument in support of congressional term limits? I think not.

Go Collins! Skinny Illinois carpetbagger 4H farm girl, quit parading around with your 'on loan' prize bull aka The Orange Man and go back to rural Bloomington.

Co Collins!
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/14/2020 8:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Removing Pelosi as Speaker? At first blush, that would be a big improvement. At second blush, who would replace her?

If the Pubs take the House, they will replace her. What are the chances?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2020 9:05 Comments || Top||

#5  This is quite amusing turnabout for Pelousy trying it on with the Trump removal nonsense.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/14/2020 11:52 Comments || Top||

#6  She will face re-election as Speaker after the Dems are crushed in the election. At that point the Democrats will vote AOC to lead the opposition and we'll have a fun few years as she learns on the job through mistake after mistake.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/14/2020 15:25 Comments || Top||

#7  It would be a lot easier to just put a Trump2020 sticker on her limousine and see if she gets an aneurysm.
Posted by: gorb || 10/14/2020 17:16 Comments || Top||


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Indian man died from cardiac arrest following four days of fasting and praying for President Trump’s health after his COVID-19 diagnosis
Oh dear. Let’s not have any more of that, please — we prefer the sensible ones to live long and prosper, wherever they find themselves. Although we should be grateful he had the impact he intended....
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Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Some people think fasting includes abstinence from food and water which is wrong. Only food. You go four days without water and you are going to have severe problems.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/14/2020 0:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Fasting is skipping beef for dinner. Too soon?
Posted by: Gleamp Ulolutch2851 || 10/14/2020 1:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Some people think fasting includes abstinence from food and water which is wrong.

There are various definitions, depending on the need. The Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) fast allows nothing past the lips from after dinner of the evening to full dark the following day, while antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan felt keenly that smoothies were not actually food, as I recall, and in Israeli jails some of their hunger strikers quietly fill up on hidden chocolate bars.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/14/2020 1:37 Comments || Top||

#4  I thought fasting meant no ice cream or beer. Strange place, India.
Posted by: gorb || 10/14/2020 3:59 Comments || Top||

#5  Fasting means skipping booze/beer/wine with meals. No wonder the guy died.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2020 9:19 Comments || Top||

#6  Interesting TW. Thank you.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 10/14/2020 19:48 Comments || Top||

#7  My pleasure, dear Vespasian Ebbereng3110. You lot teach me so much about so many different subjects that it’s very satisfying when I can occasionally return the favour.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/14/2020 22:37 Comments || Top||



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