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Chief Justice John Roberts strikes out

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Posted By: Magnante, 1/31/2020 5:15:46 AM

Chief Justice John Roberts doesn't seem to have the judicial acumen of a traffic court judge. (snip) If the chief justice had instructed the House managers to stop committing perjury, then perhaps their posturing in calling witnesses to get at the truth may have been be more credible. If there is no penalty for perjury, then why have any witnesses? So far, this entire impeachment is just more D.C. political blustering and fake news reporting theater of the absurd that Americans hate at so many levels.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 1/31/2020 5:36:43 AM (No. 302770)
Another excellent piece from Mr. Timberlake!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sunhan65 1/31/2020 5:51:33 AM (No. 302780)
Nice pull, #2. I'm personally inclined to remember the old political adage about a dead girl or a live boy.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: PChristopher 1/31/2020 5:53:13 AM (No. 302781)
As I've said elsewhere, Roberts is an excellent example of why No Bush should ever hold public office again, ever. Further, it is also raises the question of appointments to the SC. If a Chief Justice dies, why is a President like, oh, I don't know, we'll just use a hypothetical name like, I don't know...Bush, maybe, allowed to appoint someone as Chief Justice? Why does he have that latitude? Why isn't the President limited to just appointing/nominating a replacement Justice and let the SC decide who will be their Chief? Why? Because Roberts. Thomas might have been Chief....certainly deserving of it.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: 2assume 1/31/2020 5:55:47 AM (No. 302783)
He worries me. What evil thing do they have planned for us?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: The Remnants 1/31/2020 6:05:27 AM (No. 302787)
Especially well said by Mr.Timberlake, but, in addition, he refers to an essay he wrote on January 22, 2020, where he said something so important: "If the chief justice had immediately said 'case dismissed with prejudice', then it would have sent a powerful signal that a future chief justice will have a solid precedent to also never, ever tolerate a sham political impeachment. Such a historic move would have given light weight political hacks pause."
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Reply 6 - Posted by: F15 Gork 1/31/2020 6:06:21 AM (No. 302789)
I don’t know what the swamp has on this peckerwood, but it’s got to be a doozy.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: OBX Pete 1/31/2020 6:16:19 AM (No. 302790)
Somebody please start impeachment proceedings against Roberts. This Bush guy is definitely not neutral in his actions. Also, that whole bunch of House loonies who started this mess should be prosecuted for perjury. Roberts should have called them out.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: George R. 1/31/2020 6:19:16 AM (No. 302791)
Lenin must have been describing Roberts and had it right when he discussed the "Useful Idiot" necessary for Socialism to work. How else could Obamacare adjudicated as a TAX have passed muster?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 1/31/2020 6:29:33 AM (No. 302798)
Based upon his actions as chief justice, I have come to regard him as a mook, and I'm a member of the Supreme Court Bar.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: chumley 1/31/2020 6:35:30 AM (No. 302800)
I'm not too sure about this. It appears his role is narrowly defined by the senate. he isnt there to determine truth or lies; but rather to insure the agreed upon process is being followed. Its up to the senate to decide who's lying.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: envirodude 1/31/2020 7:17:33 AM (No. 302822)
It’s being stated that he wears a nice $75,000 wristwatch and went to Epstein Island. I’m done with this guy.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rinktum 1/31/2020 7:28:57 AM (No. 302827)
I expect Roberts to be unbiased and clearly, he is not. What seems disingenuous was how he read Sen. Paul’s question and immediately made a decision. No hesitation at all. Sen. Paul did not mention a whistleblower. His question was regarding two individual who appears to have conspired to create an impeachable offense by the President. If that is not pertinent to this case, what is? I would have liked to see every Republican submit the very same question. The Chief Justice showed his hand by denying an answer to a question that needed to be answered. Any reasonable person would want to know if individuals were conspiring in various agencies to impeach this President. This was a very telling decision by the Chief Justice. He is a partisan and now we have proof of it
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/31/2020 7:36:01 AM (No. 302833)
There has been much speculation about what the liberals and the Democrats are holding over Roberts' head. I will always trust him to side with the liberals and the Democrats AND the terrorists, too, for that matter. During the Roosevelt and Truman years I heard my dad say, ''One day WE'LL get our own Supreme Court. Probably not in my lifetime either.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: little guy 1/31/2020 7:47:23 AM (No. 302845)
Roberts hands were tied, mostly by law, true ... but he played more than the role of unbiased referee because he's in it too up to his neck! The SCOTUS Chief Judge is the head of the FISA court and is supposed to be monitoring their warrants. Thus, he's ultimately responsible. I'll bet a million bucks C.J. John Roberts knew ALL about the fake Steele Dossier --- but let the warrants go out anyway. I'll bet he was even briefed by Comey on the coup attempt. That's what they have on him. Also, the good judge knows the whole back story and all the details of the so-called whistle-bower. That's why he blocked Paul Ryan's field goal kick. Nothing could be worse than bug-eyed Shifty Schiff saying out loud: "But Your Honor ... last month you said to me in an email that WE could keep the whistle-blower's name uncovered and it was okay to protect my staff! Don't you remember?".
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Chuzzles 1/31/2020 7:57:15 AM (No. 302854)
I want Barr to start using their own words against them. Let them start walking their big talk for a change instead of shooting from the lip, then hiding from the consequences. I think Roberts had every intention of being a decent justice, but then Obama got into the WH. Obama's favorite weapon is extortion and blackmail. It is the only way he could ever win any election he ever had. Something dirty in Robert's life, and the D;s are not afraid to use it. I suspect it is something related to his kids, and I can't blame him for protecting his kids. However, duty should have dictated he resign, not cave to blackmail.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: planetgeo 1/31/2020 7:59:50 AM (No. 302856)
Well that certainly removes any doubt, doesn't it? Up until now it was possible to give Roberts the benefit of some doubt regarding his true position, but this instantaneous dismissal of a perfectly legitimate and relevant question finally drops the cloak. He's one of them. Period.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Frenesi1 1/31/2020 8:00:38 AM (No. 302857)
Roberts had no basis for not reading Rand Paul's question. The law protects against reprisals and not to guarantee anonymity But I didn't expect much from Roberts....he has been compromised IMO
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Reply 18 - Posted by: little guy 1/31/2020 8:10:00 AM (No. 302865)
#15 -- Rand Paul! ... not Paul Ryan. No coffee
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Reply 19 - Posted by: chillijilli 1/31/2020 8:15:45 AM (No. 302875)
There was no hesitation when Roberts read Paul's question because he was expecting it. This entire Q&A session has been staged and rehearsed. The Managers and defense have been given the questions in advance---otherwise how could they possibly have slides and video clips ready to play on the spur of the moment? Nadler and the Managers went to the podium and READ answers from a script--- often never looking up. They couldn't possibly have written their long answers in the brief time the question was passed to Roberts. So their answers were prepared ahead of time which means they KNEW the questions ahead of time. So now we can add Fake Q&A sessions to fake news and fake impeachment investigation and fake on and on and on. Who knows what to believe anymore. I'm SO sick of being treated like an idiot with no brain.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 1/31/2020 8:17:32 AM (No. 302878)
Since the day of Roberts' vote on obamacare I have believed that this man is compromised. The corruption at the FISA court (which is his responsibility) and his appointment of the liberal replacement judge was yet another confirmation of that. So when the democrats started talking about how 1) Roberts should rule on matters of law like a one man court for them during this impeachment and how 2) he can break a tie for them....I was sure of it. They have reason to think they own him.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: The Remnants 1/31/2020 8:20:07 AM (No. 302881)
#15 - i know i read somewhere- probably on Lucianne - that Chief Justice Roberts should have recused himself because of his connection to FISA Court, and you wonder why he didn't, but, truthfully, I am really devastated about what is happening to justice in our country. Justice has become a joke; even criminals who are let out without bail, feel free to mock the justice system. I am afraid that this is way globalism works. Just do everything possible to make a country's institutions collapse; even the church.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: HicoKid 1/31/2020 8:24:33 AM (No. 302886)
Sen. Paul should force a vote to overrule Roberts and require the Chief Justice to read Sen. Paul's perfectly legitimate question. If he still refused, he could then be removed (maybe permanently) from this unconstitutional trial with a further Senate vote. See how that works? And why not, the House has done an end run on due process, subpoena power, executive privilege, 6th amendment rights, etc., through an unconstitutional impeachment, thereby empowering the Senate to void the Constitution on the spot in a sham trial.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: chance_232 1/31/2020 9:02:28 AM (No. 302913)
This wasnt a real trial where the participants have to opportunity to object. For 48 hours, the defense and prosecution were free to say whatever they wanted without interruption.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rumblehog 1/31/2020 9:10:47 AM (No. 302927)
He needs to go. From his vote on Obamacare to today, he is a man of no principles who acts as if the leftists have something on him to vote the way he does.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: JackBurton 1/31/2020 9:12:56 AM (No. 302934)
Good and perceptive article. I only saw the first instance of Roberts being CINO... when he treated the (victim) White House representatives the same as the Dem House (bullies) lawyers. That always bothered me. Go only after the bullies or let the 'victim' clean his clock without censure but Never, never, NEVER treat the bully the same as the victim. For the Bully, that's a win. Which, of course, let to Nadler's slander.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/31/2020 9:17:23 AM (No. 302939)
Roberts, are you being threatened with background about your adopted daughter again?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: LadyHen 1/31/2020 9:17:31 AM (No. 302940)
There has been much chatter about what the Swamp is holding over Roberts head. Sadly, we will never know. But I have no doubt the man is compromised. There should be a mechanism to remove him and expose this conspiracy. I also have no doubt I will never vote for another Bush as long as I live.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: bighambone 1/31/2020 9:23:18 AM (No. 302946)
He showed that he is just another wimpy Bushie!
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Reply 29 - Posted by: polarbear2 1/31/2020 9:26:32 AM (No. 302951)
Roberts is the new Earl Warren!!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 1/31/2020 9:31:45 AM (No. 302959)
FTA: "Chief Justice John Roberts doesn't seem to have the judicial acumen of a traffic court judge. ." Oh, yeah? But Fox's Little Nappy WAS a traffic court judge. And look how much acumen HE has. Take that, Timberlake!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: earlybird 1/31/2020 9:54:48 AM (No. 302990)
He looks weak, he acts weakly, he is weak. A real squish.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: earlybird 1/31/2020 9:58:27 AM (No. 302996)
Everyone in Washington DC and many, many across our land. know that the rumorblower is Eric Ciaramella, formerly worked with Biden, went to CIA, weasel Brennan “detailed” him to the NSC where McMaster took him as his aide and put him in a position where he “read and heard everything”. He has not been fired (no retaliation for so-called “whistleblowers”), has gone back to the CIA, and has no legitimate reason to have his identity protected. Especially when he tried to take down the duly-elected President of the United States. ERIC CIARAMELLA.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: felixcat 1/31/2020 10:03:55 AM (No. 303003)
I believe the dirt on CJ Roberts (and his wife) was the illegal adoption of their two children from Ireland. Apparently only Irish residents can adopt Irish orphans and Mr and Mrs Roberts clearly were not when those tow children were adopted. Plus, I think Roberts got intimidated when the left stream press ridiculed the outfits his children wore during his confirmation hearing. Putz.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: happywarrior 1/31/2020 10:20:25 AM (No. 303024)
He's compromised by either the illegal adoption of his Irish kids or the fact that there is the name John Roberts on one of the logs of Epstein's Lolita Express. He also considers himself an elite and hates President Trump. I'd bet the farm he watches CNN and PMSNBC. He probably got a real kick out of that CNN skit the other night with Don LeMon and the other two nameless clowns mocking us PDT voters. They will all pay the price in November.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: donnaclaire 1/31/2020 10:32:09 AM (No. 303034)
'The Leftist Elites' in DC - as well as their fellow libs around the country - can be extremely nasty and cruel. The CJ wants admiring glances and smiling faces when he walks into all those DC gatherings and parties. These libs (who, at all cost, want to keep their stranglehold on Washington society) are the best in the world at intimidating and threatening dire social and other consequences if you don't do as they demand - and everybody knows it.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: MDConservative 1/31/2020 10:36:24 AM (No. 303042)
Claptrap for the boobs. FTA: "If the chief justice had instructed the House managers to stop committing perjury, then perhaps their posturing in calling witnesses to get at the truth may have been be more credible." Turn off "Perry Mason". Perjury is not for the "judge" to call out. The House Managers are not witnesses. They are presenters and advocates with a point of view, like lawyers in any case. That they misrepresent "evidence" to support their version of truth is common practice. Would you want your lawyer to go to your trial to ensure your guilt was established? Would you want the prosecutor to continue with the knowledge the defendant was innocent? This is all a political pantomime. The Senate will not convict PDT. Run House Managers out of office.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Strike3 1/31/2020 10:49:38 AM (No. 303049)
Obamacare was unconstitutional for a number of reasons and Roberts found a way to get it passed so he exposed himself for what he is ten years ago.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: EQKimball 1/31/2020 11:12:06 AM (No. 303083)
What lawyers say in court is not under oath and their statements are not testimony. A lawyer may be sanctioned for lying to the court (i.e. to the judge), but misstatements of law or evidence of record are not perjury. Both sides, incidentally, are given wide berth for colorful characterizations and hyperbole in oral summation before the jury. Roberts was also right not to make an on-the-fly legal judgment about the privacy rights of the whistle blower that would be irreparable and terrible precedent if this whistle blower or others go to court on this or a similar case. What I trust the Chief Justice will not do is infer from his role as the presiding officer the right to become the first judge in history to vote in the case of a hung jury. The Vice President’s legislative (not quasi judicial) power to do so is expressed in the text of the Constitution.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Trapper 1/31/2020 11:17:26 AM (No. 303087)
I suspect Roberts is one of those political animals who derives more satisfaction from manipulating a political accommodation and compromise than he would from any outright victory based upon principle, regardless of the importance of the principle. I know guys like that. You can't count on any of them. They will sell you out to try to balance the outcome, regardless of how morally bankrupt the other side may be. On judgment day, Roberts would stand between the archangel Michael and the devil and say "can't we come to some agreement?"
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Arby 1/31/2020 11:26:26 AM (No. 303104)
Part of Bush's rich legacy.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 1/31/2020 11:31:43 AM (No. 303113)
Excellent article and thread. Please join me in prayer that Roberts is retired soon... KAG
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Reply 42 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 1/31/2020 12:57:31 PM (No. 303192)
The democRATS have pictures on Roberts or something they are using to blackmail him! But's DC! What else could we expect? What a joke our political show has become because of liberal insanity! MAGA/KAG!
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Reply 43 - Posted by: doctorfixit 1/31/2020 1:14:18 PM (No. 303204)
Lefty weasel exposes his bias, refusing to out Ciaramella
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Reply 44 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 1/31/2020 1:23:59 PM (No. 303210)
Wish we could trade Judge Kavanaugh for Justice Julia Roberts... Farm her out to traffic court. This joke trial should have NEVER been allowed. DISMISSED!
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Reply 45 - Posted by: rsgonner 1/31/2020 3:50:17 PM (No. 303346)
I knew it when he caved on obamacare. The dems must have something pretty explosive on this guy.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: Harlowe 1/31/2020 11:15:33 PM (No. 303753)
#34,#35,et-al- Although just as annoyed as everyone else, it has been written and very well may be true, that what is being used to manipulate Chief Justice Roberts is the illegal adoption of their two children from Ireland. Posters #34 and #35 are to be commended for reminding posters of that sensitive possibility and plight.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: PESSIMIST 6/29/2020 9:48:22 PM (No. 461374)
Gay blackmail.
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Posted by earlybird 6/28/2020 1:16:29 PM Post Reply
An interesting outcome and juxtaposition amid the new policing approach advanced by the Minneapolis City Council. After voting to remove police from the community, the same city council now approve hiring private security for themselves at a current rate of $4,500 per day. The taxpayers, who pay their salaries, are left to fend for themselves, but the city council members won’t be left without. Funny how that happens.MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The City of Minneapolis is spending $4,500 a day for private security for three council members who have received threats following the police killing of George Floyd, (Snip) security details have cost the city $63,000 over
Breaking: US Supreme Court strikes
down Louisiana abortion law
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Posted by Ribicon 6/29/2020 10:44:37 AM Post Reply
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era. Chief Justice John Roberts joined with his four more liberal colleagues in ruling that the law requiring doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals violates the abortion right the court first announced in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. In two previous abortion cases, Roberts had favored restrictions. The Louisiana law is virtually identical to one in Texas that the court struck down in 2016.
If They Weren't Before, Conservatives are
Officially Done With Justice John Roberts
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Posted by ladydawgfan 6/29/2020 2:46:03 PM Post Reply
Conservatives were outraged eight years ago when Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the liberals on the court to uphold Obamacare's individual mandate. His swing almost singlehandedly saved the Affordable Care Act. A few years removed and he made a few better decisions, somewhat appeasing conservatives. But last year he helped kill the census citizenship question. Then, last week, he voted with liberals to reject President Trump's attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The court didn't say that Trump couldn't reverse the program, but that his legal reasoning wasn't up to par.
Before ‘takedown’ of General Flynn,
he was planning to audit John Brennan
for running billions ‘off the books’
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Posted by Pluperfect 6/29/2020 4:54:56 AM Post Reply
Sidney Powell, attorney for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, said her client, in his duties as the White House national security adviser, was prepared to “audit” the U.S. intelligence community. That, according to the former federal prosecutor, is partly why federal agents “set up” Flynn. Powell, who took over Flynn’s defense last summer, told the “Vickie McKenna Show” on 1310 WIBA Madison that her client was “totally set up” because he threatened to expose wrongdoing by top intelligence officials in the Obama administration.
It Was Obama All Along 32 replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/29/2020 4:30:41 AM Post Reply
The publication of a set of notes taken by now-disgraced former FBI agent, Peter Strzok related to the prosecution of former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn provides the first specific evidence that former president Obama was behind the wrongful prosecution of Flynn and, almost certainly, the investigation of Donald Trump’s campaign and presidential transition. Strzok took the notes at a January 5, 2017 White House meeting at which he, Obama, Joe Biden, then-deputy attorney general Sally Yates, then-FBI director James Comey and Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, all were present. (Snip) Obama directs the investigation of Flynn to proceed.
Marie Harf wrongly slanders
Confederates as traitors
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Posted by Pluperfect 6/28/2020 5:08:51 AM Post Reply
In a discussion on Fox News about the tear-down of America’s monuments and statues taking place in hot spots around the nation right now, liberal pundit Marie Harf, who served as a national security adviser for Barack Obama, said that “process,” not mob violence, should dictate the outcomes of these structures. She said, in the end, the Confederate statutes should be removed because the Confederates were “traitors” to the country. Spoken like a true elitist. Spoken like a true-blue “The Federal Government Knows Best,” anti-states’ rights elitist. Spoken like an elitist who’s forgotten or worse, dismissed, historical truths. The rise of the South, the establishment of the Confederacy was not an overnight,
At Least 20 People Shot, 7 Fatally, During
24 Hours in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago
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Posted by ladydawgfan 6/29/2020 1:13:39 AM Post Reply
At least 20 people were shot, seven fatally, during a 24-hour timeframe this weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. NBC Chicago reports the first non-fatal shooting occurred around 4 p.m. Friday, when a 31-year-old was shot and wounded while riding in a vehicle “in the 10300 block of South Halsted.” The man was transported to the hospital in good condition. Just under 24 hours later, at 3:50 p.m. Saturday, a 28-year-old man was found on South Phillips with “a gunshot wound to the chest, the neck and the right arm.” The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
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