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House Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Steve Bannon, Three Other Traitors

The subpoenas — the first issued by the select committee — compel the four to produce sought-after documents relevant to the deadly attack by Oct. 7, and then sit for a deposition the following week.

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by Anonymousreply 297October 30, 2021 4:29 AM

Who gives a fuck about Steve Bannon. Go after Hawley. Mitch. Pence.

by Anonymousreply 1September 24, 2021 2:08 AM

This is probably a compromise deal, r1. Mitch & Co. would be glad to throw Bannon to the wolves, and it suits the Democrats just fine.

by Anonymousreply 2September 24, 2021 2:10 AM

Sure, Jan (6 Committee).

by Anonymousreply 3September 24, 2021 2:11 AM

Ban on should be executed for treason and sedition.

by Anonymousreply 4September 24, 2021 2:20 AM

Bannon…

by Anonymousreply 5September 24, 2021 2:20 AM

I knew Bannon was one of the people Trump kept in touch after they were no longer at the White House. Probably every day.

I'd love to see his smirking face behind bars.

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by Anonymousreply 6September 24, 2021 5:58 AM

Bannon doesn't deserve to live...I know it's not kind to say, but everyone doesn't deserve to live. He is a magnet of all that is toxic in America.

by Anonymousreply 7September 25, 2021 12:16 AM

[bold] January 6 committee targets organizers of Stop the Steal rally in latest batch of subpoenas [/bold]

Wed September 29, 2021

(CNN)The select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection has issued its second round of subpoenas, this time targeting individuals involved in the planning and organization of the "Stop the Steal" rally that served as a prelude to the riot at the US Capitol and other rallies organized in the lead up to the day of the attack.

The subpoenas went out to 11 individuals who were affiliated with the organization, Women for America First, which had held the permit for the rally that preceded the riot on January 6. Women for America First also held rallies in Freedom Plaza in November and December of 2020, as well as two "March for Trump" bus tours that went nationwide seeking to generate interest in the organization's Washington rallies. The requests show the committee has a particular interest in seeking what coordination the group may have had with the White House in its planning and as part of the larger Stop the Steal movement.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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by Anonymousreply 8September 29, 2021 11:43 PM

Sedition, Steve. That's the charge.

by Anonymousreply 9September 29, 2021 11:50 PM

[bold] Jan. 6 investigators subpoena organizers of rallies that preceded Capitol attack [/bold]

The Jan. 6 select committee issued subpoenas on Wednesday to nearly a dozen Trump supporters who helped organize rallies that preceded the violent attack on the Capitol, including longtime Trump ally Katrina Pierson.

The new round of 11 subpoenas demands documents from the organizers by Oct. 13 and depositions between Oct. 21 and Oct. 29. The targets include organizers affiliated with a group called Women for America First, which helped lead the Jan. 6 rally at the Ellipse. The group’s leaders include Amy Kremer and Caroline Wren.

The panel specifically is asking Pierson about a reported Jan. 4 meeting she had with former President Donald Trump at which he asked about a separate event featuring speakers like Ali Alexander and Roger Stone. Pierson reportedly informed Trump about a Jan. 5 rally organized by a group called the Eighty Percent Coalition, whose leader Cindy Chafian also received one of the 11 subpoenas. Committee investigators are looking into connections between the rally organizers and Trump, who helped drive attendance by billing Jan. 6 as a “wild” protest against the results of the 2020 election. Many of the extremists who participated in the rally, and subsequent Capitol breach, cited Trump’s language as justification for their actions.

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The new subpoenas come as investigators have accelerated efforts to obtain documents and testimony from witnesses they view as likely to be hostile. Last week, the committee subpoenaed four Trump World insiders, including former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and longtime Trump aide Dan Scavino, for documents and testimony.

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by Anonymousreply 10September 29, 2021 11:51 PM

Are these real subpoenas or those magic ignorable subpoenas that Repugs can just choose to not show up for without consequences?

by Anonymousreply 11September 29, 2021 11:52 PM

How about that cunt Ginni Thomas? Wasn't she involved in some way? And can that be used to somehow impeach Clarence Thomas or coerce him into resigning?

by Anonymousreply 12September 29, 2021 11:55 PM

I thought her name was Cindy Caftan when I whizzed through the article.

I wonder if the GQP will try/secretly have tried to pressure Biden with the threat of the debt ceiling to drop the committee and their answer was new subpoenas.

by Anonymousreply 13September 29, 2021 11:59 PM

R13, you're probably right about that. God, I really hate these traitors.

by Anonymousreply 14September 30, 2021 12:52 AM

They should all be sent to Guantanamo and get waterboarded.

by Anonymousreply 15September 30, 2021 2:36 AM

[bold] House GOP aide targeted in latest subpoenas from Jan. 6 select committee [/bold]

[quote] While there’s little doubt the House has the legal authority to subpoena its own employees in matters of national significance, doing so may be a new frontier for an institution already mired in distrust and discord.

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[quote] The committee has also taken the rare step of issuing immediate subpoenas without offering witnesses a chance to comply voluntarily first. That decision, the panel’s chair Bennie Thompson and other members have said, is to prevent Trump allies from protracted stonewalling that could permanently derail the probe. Trump himself stymied multiple congressional inquiries during his presidency by miring the House in lengthy court battles, and the Jan. 6 committee is eager to avoid a repeat.

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[quote] Maggie Mulvaney isn’t the only Hill staffer of interest to the Jan. 6 committee. The panel has asked the National Archives to produce communications from the Trump White House related to Thomas Van Flein, the chief of staff to Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), and Judd Deere, a former White House aide who now works for Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.).

[quote] “This is, of course, a much more politically charged issue and will raise the issue of retaliation the next time Republicans are in power,” said a former House official who has been involved in similar investigations. “But that is where both the House and Senate are headed, or already there.”

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by Anonymousreply 16September 30, 2021 6:37 PM

[quote] ‘It was Kirsten’s idea; I thought we were going to Lululemon.’

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by Anonymousreply 17September 30, 2021 6:44 PM

You're too kind, r15.

Until we get some heads on pikes, these treasonous motherfuckers will keep trying.

Let's stop playing footsie with people who want to kill us.

by Anonymousreply 18September 30, 2021 6:52 PM

Steve Bannon should be shot and killed just for being so ugly.

by Anonymousreply 19September 30, 2021 7:49 PM

No one will show up, no one will be pursued, end of story.

by Anonymousreply 20September 30, 2021 7:54 PM

[quote]How about that cunt Ginni Thomas? Wasn't she involved in some way?

She helped organize the transportation to DC.

by Anonymousreply 21September 30, 2021 8:31 PM

[quote] A right-wing activist who spoke at a “Stop the Steal” rally before the Capitol riot has agreed to plead guilty to joining the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol Building, according to a court notice filed Thursday.

[quote] Brandon Straka, 43, will appear before U.S. District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on October 6 to enter his plea in the case. Straka was arrested in January on multiple charges, including impeding law enforcement during civil disorder – a felony which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. However, earlier this month the Justice Department reduced that to one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct in a Capitol building.

[quote] Straka is the only “Stop the Steal” speaker charged so far in connection with the Capitol riot, although the charges against him stem not from his actions at the rally, but later in the day at the Capitol building itself.

JoeMyGod:

[quote] As I reported earlier this month, Straka had hinted a plea deal in one of his many money begs to supporters, saying he would soon have to “swallow a bitter pill.”

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by Anonymousreply 22September 30, 2021 8:58 PM

[bold] Rioters at the Capitol carried concealed pistols, allegedly stockpiled weapons nearby, and called for overthrowing the US government. [/bold]

[quote] For more than eight months, Republican lawmakers have sought to rewrite the harrowing events of January 6. They have continually whitewashed the assault on the US Capitol despite copious footage showing mobs of Trump supporters ransacking Congress, threatening to kill Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and viciously attacking scores of police officers with chemical spray, fire extinguishers, hockey sticks, and flagpoles. The attack led to several deaths and was followed by the suicides of several police officers who defended the Capitol.

[quote] “It was not an insurrection,” Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia declared at a House hearing in May, suggesting that most participants were engaged in “a normal tourist visit.”

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[quote] Evidence of numerous firearms among January 6 perpetrators shows those claims to be false. A Mother Jones investigation drawing on public video footage, congressional testimony, and documents from more than a dozen federal criminal cases reveals that various Trump supporters descended on DC that day armed for battle with guns and other potentially lethal weapons.

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[quote] In a sweeping conspiracy case stemming from the insurrection, federal prosecutors have indicted 17 members of the Oath Keepers militia network, a loose-knit group of far-right political extremists who claim to have thousands of backers among law enforcement and military veterans. According to court documents, at least seven Oath Keepers involved in the events of January 6 stockpiled firearms in a northern Virginia hotel for potential use by a “quick reaction force” on behalf of Trump inside DC. Three others discussed participating in that effort, court filings show.

[quote] Evidence submitted by prosecutors includes video surveillance images from the Comfort Inn Ballston, located about 7 miles from the Capitol, allegedly showing some of the men transporting guns in and out of the hotel between January 5 and January 7. The quantity of weapons and ammunition the Oath Keepers stored there is not publicly known, but it included rifles in cases carried through the hotel lobby on luggage carts—some shrouded in bedsheets—that were retrieved by Oath Keepers the day after the insurrection, according to court documents.

[quote] We want him to declare an insurrection, and to call us up as the militia,” said Rhodes, an un-indicted co-conspirator in the case whom Mother Jones and other media have confirmed is referred to as “PERSON ONE” in the federal indictment. Rhodes has not been charged, though he said in March that he thought he might be arrested, according to BuzzFeed News.

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[quote] In June, defendant and former cop Thomas Robertson of Virginia, who faces charges for going inside the Capitol and was fired by the Rocky Mount police department, violated the terms of his pretrial release by possessing an array of guns and an explosive device in his home, prosecutors allege. That same month, Robertson, whose attorney did not respond to a Mother Jones inquiry, posted some ominous comments online.

[quote] “They are trying to teach us a lesson. They have. But its [sic] definitely not the intended lesson,” he wrote, according to court documents. He added, “I have learned very well that if you dip your toe into the Rubicon…cross it. Cross it hard and violent and play for all the marbles.”

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by Anonymousreply 23October 1, 2021 2:14 PM

If they had found Nancy Pelosi she would have been zip-tied, tortured, raped and murdered. That's what Trump wanted.

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by Anonymousreply 24October 1, 2021 2:27 PM

They should all be gassed.

by Anonymousreply 25October 1, 2021 5:30 PM

Praying for real justice. Fuckheads.

by Anonymousreply 26October 1, 2021 7:19 PM

[quote] Are these real subpoenas or those magic ignorable subpoenas that Repugs can just choose to not show up for without consequences?

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by Anonymousreply 27October 2, 2021 5:45 AM

I don’t know about the others, but Liz Cheney is not going to play footsies.

Did anyone noticed that she attempted to glam up in her last tv appearance?

You go gurl!

by Anonymousreply 28October 2, 2021 10:57 AM

They'll ignore, nothing will happen. Unless Merrick Garland gets on TV and states all subpoenas will be enforced and he won't, expect crickets.

by Anonymousreply 29October 2, 2021 11:19 AM

Silver lining: Thank God Garland never made it to the SC. My gut told me that Obama was shit and these shenanigans now can confirm it. I stuck with Hills. It’s simply unfortunate that we wasted 8 years on this loser!

by Anonymousreply 30October 2, 2021 11:26 AM

“Please do not take any type of enforcement action. Let it happen.”

This is verbatim from a Park Police official at the Lincoln Memorial on 1/6 after watching an estimated 500 to 800 protesters fill the area.

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by Anonymousreply 31October 2, 2021 7:01 PM

What an Unholy Trinity!

MTG

Chip Roy

Screwy Louie

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by Anonymousreply 32October 2, 2021 8:56 PM

These repug women are doing this to stand by their men - but against the interest of their children.

They remind me of women who claim to be into team sports. They have no courage, so battered and battened down by men are they all their lives.

I bet all Maggot women have been sexually abused in their childhood. They have to be more vocal and rabid than their men so that they do not get beaten at home when they run home to make dinner.

by Anonymousreply 33October 2, 2021 9:48 PM

[bold] Jan. 6 rioters exploited little-known Capitol weak spots: A handful of unreinforced windows [/bold]

The majority of the Capitol’s 658 single-pane windows were quietly upgraded during a 2017-19 renovation of the historic building. The original wooden frames and glass were covered with a second metal frame containing bomb-resistant glass.

But planners skipped about a dozen ground-floor windows, including some located in doors, because they were deemed to be low risk in the event of implosion, largely due to their discreet or shielded location, or because the building couldn’t structurally handle the load of the heavier frames.

And whether by sheer luck, real-time trial and error, or advance knowledge by rioters, several of those vulnerable windows and two glass-paned doors — protected with only a thin Kevlar film added after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — became easy entry points for hundreds of Trump supporters who overran and ransacked the building on Jan. 6.

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A House select committee investigating Jan. 6 has been tasked with probing what led to the riot and how it occurred, including how rioters so easily penetrated the building.

A committee spokesman said investigators “need to understand everything on that day,” but he did not comment on whether the unreinforced windows are part of the inquiry.

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by Anonymousreply 34October 4, 2021 1:40 PM

Tick/Tock...

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by Anonymousreply 35October 5, 2021 11:06 PM

Bannon asking for shock troops...what a pig he is. I hope that Merrick Garland is keeping tabs on this piece of shit.

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by Anonymousreply 36October 5, 2021 11:16 PM

I got his "shock troops" right here.

by Anonymousreply 37October 6, 2021 1:05 AM

More than a week after subpoenaing former Donald Trump aide Dan Scavino to cooperate with its investigation into the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, the House select committee investigating the attack has been unable to physically serve the subpoena to him, according to multiple sources familiar with the effort.

The news comes just days before the committee's deadline for Scavino and three other close allies of the former President to comply with subpoenas requesting documents by October 7 and a deposition by October 15.

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by Anonymousreply 38October 6, 2021 3:02 AM

For that, we’ll need Sally Yates. Garland is a sock puppet.

by Anonymousreply 39October 6, 2021 12:42 PM

All four Trump aides targeted by the select committee – Meadows, deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, strategist Steve Bannon and defense department aide Kash Patel – are expected to resist the orders because Trump is preparing to direct them to do so, the source said.

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by Anonymousreply 40October 6, 2021 12:47 PM

Is Scavino in exile in Vladivostok?

by Anonymousreply 41October 6, 2021 12:48 PM

Attempting to run out the clock:

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by Anonymousreply 42October 6, 2021 4:45 PM

criminal charges, pls

by Anonymousreply 43October 6, 2021 5:17 PM

And he’s being allowed to get away with this bull…unbelievable.

by Anonymousreply 44October 6, 2021 6:17 PM

You type surprised, r44.

There are never consequences for these people. Never.

From re-election, to others going to jail, to never even being in the “heat,” as it were.

It’s maddening.

by Anonymousreply 45October 6, 2021 8:45 PM

[quote[Remember Trump's game plan here: he believes the GOP will take over the U.S. House in January 2023 and immediately end the January 6th investigation, so he is ordering his aides to try to avoid testifying before Congress through legal challenges until then. It's a sick, sad ploy.

And if the last 5 years or so are any indication, he'll get away with it.

by Anonymousreply 46October 6, 2021 8:49 PM

^^I clearly had a stroke in the midst of posting that. Apologies.

by Anonymousreply 47October 6, 2021 8:49 PM

Isn't there another guy they have not been able to find to serve him his summons?

by Anonymousreply 48October 6, 2021 8:53 PM

You’re still cute in spite of your stroke.

by Anonymousreply 49October 6, 2021 8:53 PM

Yes, r48.

A mere ten posts before yours.

JFC.

by Anonymousreply 50October 6, 2021 8:54 PM

Yeah ok can't be bothered to read all the idiotic posts.

by Anonymousreply 51October 6, 2021 9:05 PM

Another one flouting the law:

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by Anonymousreply 52October 6, 2021 9:06 PM

Yes, because yours are so brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 53October 6, 2021 9:06 PM

R52 what's the penalty?

by Anonymousreply 54October 6, 2021 9:20 PM

[quote]what's the penalty?

He refused the Committee's request to testify. The next step is to issue a subpoena, which he will also refuse to comply with. Then he will fight it in court, backed by Trumpworld donors, until the clock runs out.

by Anonymousreply 55October 6, 2021 9:22 PM

And then r55? If he loses, does he goto jail or testify or both?

by Anonymousreply 56October 6, 2021 11:30 PM

Can't they throw you in the clink for defying a subpoena? I thought they could.

by Anonymousreply 57October 6, 2021 11:35 PM

R57 I thought so, too.

by Anonymousreply 58October 6, 2021 11:59 PM

They need to all go to jail. The POTUS will not pardon Bannon again.

"When will the Department of Justice begin indicting these people for the crimes that they continue to commit in the harsh light of day?

"All four Trump aides targeted by the select committee – Meadows, deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, strategist Steve Bannon and defense department aide Kash Patel – are expected to resist the orders because Trump is preparing to direct them to do so, Kirschner said.

"Donald Trump telling these individuals — his criminal associates in a very real sense — not to testify against him, not to testify at the select committee hearing investigation the January 6th attack, is no different that a mob boss telling his capos, his underbosses, his consigliere, do not testify against me,"

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by Anonymousreply 59October 7, 2021 12:15 AM

Garland is moving like he has all the time in the world. We've seen how slowly the courts move. This is ridiculous. It'll be 2025 before any of this gets anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 60October 7, 2021 1:06 AM

DOJ needs to appoint a Special Prosecutor ASAP.

by Anonymousreply 61October 7, 2021 1:24 AM

So I could do jail time for not showing up for jury duty, but some political criminal fuckhead can just ignore a subpoena without facing charges?

by Anonymousreply 62October 7, 2021 1:29 AM

I'm gonna clear some things up about Mike Pence. He's not the lackey you all think he is. He's not a victim. He's not (just) a sycophant. It's worse. Follow me along.

Why is he saying the media wants to "distract" from 1/6? Because he wants to distract everyone from HIS role in creating 1/6. His pitch to 2024 voters is "Hey, if you liked all Trump's policies without Trump's personality, I'm your guy. I'm the one who held it together in the Trump WH. You can have Trump without all the icky stuff."

It is in his interest to act like everything bad happened on "one day in January." No, no, no. 1/6 was months in the making and Pence was there for every second of it.

Pence gave inspiration to the insurrectionists by entertaining the idea Congress might not certify or stall the counting of Electoral Votes. HE DID THAT.

Pence could have come out in December, kinda like Bill Barr, and said there as no widespread fraud. I'm out. But no. He became a Stop the Steal rally speaker. He egged it on. He was all in.

Pence entertained ALL the ideas--per the Eastman memo and Quayle calls--that maybe, he could do something. He explored it. He gave those ideas room to grow and grow and grow

Consider this? Would 1/6 have happened if Pence had put an end to the idea that the election would not be certified? I think there's a decent chance. He didn't. He let the mob go on with the idea until the very very very very last second. He gave them time to organize.

So, yeah.Pence wants to downplay 1/6 as "one day in January"--despite the fact he mob wanted to hang him--because he has to downplay HIS role. I He's not a victim. He's worse than a sycophant. He's misleading people into not putting the blame squarely on him where it should be.

I said much of this on AC360 last night if anyone feels the video version is more persuasive than a Twitter thread. I'm going to keep saying and saying and saying it.

I am gratified to see the January 6 Committee seems interested in exploring this angle. Via @ThePlumLineGS ]

There is only one reason to feel sorry for Mike Pence if you must. He thought he would get away with it. He thought he could feed the leopards and they wouldn't eat his face. And they tried to eat his face. But I don't have sympathy for that.

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by Anonymousreply 63October 7, 2021 4:50 AM

[quote] The report indicates that the House Freedom Caucus, a group of hardline conservatives with close ties to Trump, took an active role in helping the president strategize about ways to undercut Joe Biden’s victory. But the report indicates that Perry, more than other House Republicans, took a direct role in attempting to help Trump install loyalists in the Justice Department who would assist in undermining the legitimacy of Joe Biden's victory.

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by Anonymousreply 64October 7, 2021 2:01 PM

[quote]Can't they throw you in the clink for defying a subpoena? I thought they could.

The Republicans did. I just can't see the Democrats doing the same. Sure hope I'm wrong.

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by Anonymousreply 65October 7, 2021 2:47 PM

Face it, the Dems fucking suck. Weak and spineless. Until people like Schumer are taken out of positions of leadership, nothing will change. This country will be destroyed -and no, that isn't hyperbole- the media is enabling it by pathetically treating this as if there are two, normal sides and Dems are just pussies who don't call out all of this, save a few Dems.

Schumer won't even play hardball with either of those two cunts, nor with that turtle cunt. He COULD if he really wanted to but chooses not to. I am ashamed of him as a NYer for allowing hicks from shithole states with no fucking money and even fewer brains who depend on MY money for their god damned survival for being their bitch. I can't even imagine how McConnell would behave if he didn't represent leeches dependent on s o c i a l i s m.

by Anonymousreply 66October 7, 2021 3:23 PM

Hmmm, how odd:

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by Anonymousreply 67October 7, 2021 3:49 PM

[quote]Dems are just pussies

Total giveaway that you're a troll.

by Anonymousreply 68October 7, 2021 3:57 PM

Trump directly asked the Justice Department nine times to undermine the election result, and his chief of staff Mark Meadows broke administration policy by pressuring a Justice Department lawyer to investigate claims of election fraud, according to the report, which is based on witness interviews of top former Justice Department officials.

The Democratic-led committee also revealed that White House counsel Pat Cipollone threatened to quit in early January as Trump considered replacing then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen with Jeffrey Clark, a DOJ lawyer who supported election fraud conspiracies.

Soon after the release of the report Thursday morning, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley's office issued a GOP version, which pushes back on the Democrats' findings and defends Trump, saying he "listened to his senior advisors and followed their advice and recommendations."

After the eight-month investigation, the findings highlight the relentlessness of Trump and some of his top advisers as they fixated on using the Justice Department to prop up false conspiracies of election fraud. The committee report, the most comprehensive account so far of Trump's efforts to overturn the election, described his conduct as an abuse of presidential power.

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by Anonymousreply 69October 7, 2021 3:57 PM

Dear God I hope they'll take Bannon down to the local self serve carwash and attempt to power wash all the filth & mung off his body. The scabs on his scalp would probably gag a maggot on a gut truck.

by Anonymousreply 70October 7, 2021 4:20 PM

[quote]Total giveaway that you're a troll.

I'm not a fucking troll and I've been on DL for 20 years. I'm fucking fed up with Dems being spineless. I'm fed up with them not holding two assholes' feet to the fire. Bernie said yesterday what Schumer was supposed to say. You're not supposed to bend to the will of TWO when there are 48 plus the president and VP on the other side. It is ridiculous that those two are trying to decide for the overwhelming majority. It is ridiculous that they are going against their own constituents including Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 71October 7, 2021 4:44 PM

R67, we all know those parasites got help from the inside and that includes from law enforcement.

by Anonymousreply 72October 7, 2021 4:46 PM

What exactly do you want Schumer to do to Manchin and Sinema, R71?

And are you prepared for one or both of them to switch party ID immediately after whatever it is you want done, handing control of the Senate once again to the Turtle?

by Anonymousreply 73October 7, 2021 4:49 PM

R73, is there a point to them having a D when they work like Rs? They only work for donors. The only reason we need them is to hold the majority, but with voting laws going into effect and Manchin unwilling to carve out even for voting rights, the Republicans are going to fucking take over everything anyway. We already have minority rule with shit red states having more power than they should.

Schumer could in fact put pressure on how much money Manchin's useless fucking state gets. It's already bright fucking red, so WTF is WV going to do? NOT vote for Dems by an even greater percentage than that welfare state already does?

by Anonymousreply 74October 7, 2021 4:56 PM

If you see no advantage in the Democrats rather than Republicans holding the Senate majority, I don't know what to tell you.

by Anonymousreply 75October 7, 2021 4:58 PM

And let me just add that McConnell from fucking welfare-leeching KY had the nerve to tell NY to "go bankrupt" during the pandemic. That's how disgustingly ballsy that MFer is.

We need a wartime consiglieri; Schumer ain't it.

by Anonymousreply 76October 7, 2021 4:59 PM

And one more thing and remember it: If McConnell become maj. leader, the filibuster will be gone the moment he becomes leader.

by Anonymousreply 77October 7, 2021 5:04 PM

[quote]If McConnell become maj. leader, the filibuster will be gone the moment he becomes leader.

On that we can agree.

by Anonymousreply 78October 7, 2021 5:18 PM

Can we bring back the firing squad, like the Bolsheviks with the bayonets, so they can finish the business with the pointy ends of the guns?

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by Anonymousreply 79October 7, 2021 5:36 PM

Yin/Yang

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by Anonymousreply 80October 7, 2021 5:37 PM

And that's why I called Dems pussies, R80.

by Anonymousreply 81October 7, 2021 5:39 PM

Want another example of Dems being spineless and weak?: Louis DeJoy.

They have no excuse for not forcing that motherfucker out, but instead, they've allowed him to do this:

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by Anonymousreply 82October 7, 2021 8:08 PM

Pray tell, r82, how are the Dems able to get rid of DeJoy?

by Anonymousreply 83October 7, 2021 8:10 PM

R83, one of the members of the board of governors has a conflict of interest. He's literally getting money put into his pocket by DeJoy?There's blatant corruption that isn't being addressed.

If that isn't enough, his corrupt political contributions.

If Biden got tough, he could get those who are supposed get rid of that scum to do so. Dems are never willing to go nuclear the way the GOP has; that's their problem.

When the Dems stop being so "by the book," they'll get things done. Because the GOP has already burned the god damned book.

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by Anonymousreply 84October 7, 2021 8:21 PM

by Dejoy.*

by Anonymousreply 85October 7, 2021 8:22 PM
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by Anonymousreply 86October 7, 2021 9:02 PM

Biden can't replace board members until December, r84.

by Anonymousreply 87October 7, 2021 9:13 PM

R87, I know Biden himself is limited in what he can do, but he can absolutely put pressure on the board itself, as could Dems. The fact that the Dems do not highlight the glaring corruption involving one of those members and DeJoy, is the problem. The only one I've even heard mention it is Maddow.

Republicans hammer things over and over again. Dems are terrible at messaging.

by Anonymousreply 88October 7, 2021 9:19 PM

How would they go about pressuring the board at this point, r88?

by Anonymousreply 89October 7, 2021 9:22 PM

Highlight the fact that one of them is literally getting money FROM DeJoy. I mean my God, putting aside that he's an incompetent asshole with no business even running USPS, he is CORRUPT as is that member.

by Anonymousreply 90October 7, 2021 9:35 PM

DUMP tells everyone not to comply.

File sedition charges against ALL of them. Including the Insane Orange Traitor.

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by Anonymousreply 91October 7, 2021 9:41 PM

Didn’t Alexander go into hiding right after Jan 6 claiming he feared for his life?

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by Anonymousreply 92October 7, 2021 9:52 PM

I keep asking you for specifics, r90. "Highlight"....how? To who? It's up to the media to highlight it.

by Anonymousreply 93October 7, 2021 9:55 PM

How? Call for an investigation into that connection. Dems should be demanding transparency on the relationship. They should be demanding the friggin receipts so as to expose that obvious conflict of interest.

by Anonymousreply 94October 7, 2021 10:02 PM

He's under investigation by the FBI, r94.

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by Anonymousreply 95October 7, 2021 10:05 PM

R95, that's for political contributions via his employees. I know about that one. I'm talking a member of the postal board directly benefiting from DeJoy. Someone who has no business voting on DeJoy

by Anonymousreply 96October 7, 2021 10:06 PM

Do you know for sure that that's *not* under investigation?

by Anonymousreply 97October 7, 2021 10:11 PM

Apparently Romney got in his face about it after already voting to let the country default.

[quote] Romney explained it this way: “there’s a time to be graceful and there’s a time to be combative. That was a time for grace and common ground”

They have no shame.

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by Anonymousreply 98October 8, 2021 2:26 AM

Oops. Sorry…wrong thread.

by Anonymousreply 99October 8, 2021 2:29 AM

FUCK SCHUMER!

by Anonymousreply 100October 8, 2021 12:46 PM

Per Rick Wilson...

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by Anonymousreply 101October 8, 2021 6:03 PM

I fucking told you Dems are weak. You want to call me a troll, I don't care, but if what Rick Wilson says is true, then how the fuck else can you describe Dems? They're pathetic. Fucking Benghazi got countless hearings. The Republicans would've held a god damned hearing on Obama's tan suit given the chance.

WE NEED NEW DEM LEADERSHIP!

by Anonymousreply 102October 8, 2021 6:09 PM

If what Rick Wilson says is true, then that is indeed dreadful news.

If Rick Wilson wasn't full of hyperbole, fatalism, spite and invective then he wouldn't have been Republican in the first place.

by Anonymousreply 103October 8, 2021 6:13 PM

Because of course the right-wing can do whatever the fuck they want and run roughshod over this fucking country.

"Steve Bannon has informed the House committee investigating the US Capitol riot that he will not cooperate with their subpoena to provide related documents, according to a source familiar with the matter"

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by Anonymousreply 104October 8, 2021 6:14 PM

R103, I don't like Rick Wilson, but I believe him.

by Anonymousreply 105October 8, 2021 6:15 PM

Do Democrats already have inside info that Merrick Garland's DOJ wouldn't enforce their subpoenas if they did issue them?

by Anonymousreply 106October 8, 2021 6:22 PM

It's not like this didn't happen already. Dems issued subpeonas to Trump parasites and the overwhelming majority have been ignored. I fucking hate weakness,

by Anonymousreply 107October 8, 2021 6:24 PM

I hear you R102. I'm so disgusted with Dems' weakness at a time that is the most important. I feel hopeless.

by Anonymousreply 108October 8, 2021 6:40 PM

There's some truth in this:

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by Anonymousreply 109October 8, 2021 6:42 PM

...at a time that is the most *critical....better word. ^^

by Anonymousreply 110October 8, 2021 6:43 PM

... will "consider" charges ...

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by Anonymousreply 111October 8, 2021 6:47 PM

All you have to do is look at Schumer's response to those TX Dems who risked so much went they left for DC. They said it themselves "He didn't have any answers." He also lied an said the issue would've be taken up in September.

That fucking asshole thinks "infrastructure" is everything as democracy crumbles. I loathe that asshole is my senator. He only won in the first place because of the uproar over "schmuck."

by Anonymousreply 112October 8, 2021 6:49 PM

Let me sum up the Dems in a nutshell: You see that traitorous, insurrection-abetting, white supremacist filth at the OP? Dem leadership made Rashida Tlaib apologize to him for calling out the use of a black woman as a prop during the Michael Cohen hearing.

That's all you need to know about how pathetic Dems are and how they've enabled everything we see now.

by Anonymousreply 113October 8, 2021 6:54 PM

God’s okay with all of that, r63!

by Anonymousreply 114October 8, 2021 6:55 PM

All politicians, both parties, won't really be affected by the changes done to this country. They are wealthy, live in a bubble, have fantastic health benefits for the rest of their lives. They are part of the elite. They won't be affected by negative changes, like the rest of us. Unless it hits a politician on a personal level, they really don't give a shit. It's mostly a dog and pony show....just to get votes. Look at that bitch, Sinema. Great example. She may be a little more hard core than the others...but the rest are not much different. One side is steamrolling over everything, laws and democracy....the other side doesn't care enough to really fight. It really is getting harder to want to vote anymore. Soon...votes won't matter. The fix will be in.

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by Anonymousreply 116October 8, 2021 7:04 PM

Interesting that it's a Republican on the committee refuting the scuttlebutt about timid Democrats.

by Anonymousreply 117October 8, 2021 7:09 PM

ALL politicians...all of them...are beholden to donation money, billionaires and corporations. There's no sense in pretending otherwise. Obviously, the repubs are flat out there in our faces with that. Democrats make a pretense of being for the common man, but they tepidly "fight" for optics...are also beholden to the donors. Just don't fight too much, we don't want actual real change...their orders from up top. The cap for donations have been removed and the money is very dark.

by Anonymousreply 118October 8, 2021 7:09 PM

Maybe, R117.

She's also the official Vice Chair and as such a statement like that would fall under her authority.

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by Anonymousreply 119October 8, 2021 7:14 PM
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by Anonymousreply 120October 8, 2021 7:17 PM

R117, I was about to say the same. Cheney is loathsome beyond belief in her politics, but at least she still has respect for the constitution. However, the fact that I have to be reassured by her and not Dems is why the Dems sicken me.

by Anonymousreply 121October 8, 2021 7:26 PM

Many Democrats have been speaking in the same voice for a while. The answer may be in to whom and how one chooses to listen.

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by Anonymousreply 122October 8, 2021 7:33 PM

R122, Lieu along with people like Katie Porter and Swalwell and Tim Ryan (fingers crossed he wins the senate seat) are who we need at the helm. We need fresh blood.

I would love John Fetterman in the Senate. He's awesome.

by Anonymousreply 123October 8, 2021 7:39 PM
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by Anonymousreply 124October 8, 2021 7:39 PM

If Rick Wilson turns out to be wrong, I'm still glad he did it. I want a fire lit under the Dems' asses. I want them to see how angry people get if there's any sign of giving in.

by Anonymousreply 125October 8, 2021 7:41 PM

House Committee FINALLY Subpoenas ‘Stop The Steal’ Rally Organizer

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by Anonymousreply 126October 8, 2021 7:43 PM

[quote]This is all nonsense

I'll believe that when I see contempt of Congress charges issued.

by Anonymousreply 127October 8, 2021 7:48 PM

What happened to the New York State's investigation of Trump? We are never going to see this fucker put away.

It must be that they've all made a deal with Satan. These 80 year olds (Turtle, Grassley from Iowa) are hanging on, holding the Dems' balls in their wrinkled old paws.

by Anonymousreply 128October 8, 2021 7:49 PM

It's a cruel joke R128.

by Anonymousreply 129October 8, 2021 7:51 PM

[quote]What happened to the New York State's investigation of Trump?

Very very busy trying to plan my holiday time off.

Was tied up all morning trying to decide between Mexican and Italian for lunch.

by Anonymousreply 130October 8, 2021 7:54 PM

"Too much work...ain't got time fer dat.".... ^^

by Anonymousreply 131October 8, 2021 7:57 PM

Does the motherfucker @R126 own a mirror?

by Anonymousreply 132October 8, 2021 7:58 PM

Notice the Dem AG of NY has gone after Democrat Cuomo harder than anyone in Trump’s orbit.

by Anonymousreply 133October 8, 2021 7:59 PM

The Dems are easy pickins'... easy targets.

by Anonymousreply 134October 8, 2021 8:00 PM

Biden denies 45's claim of executive privilege.

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by Anonymousreply 135October 8, 2021 8:11 PM

That stupid, orange cunt shouldn't have had exec. privilege even when he was "president."

by Anonymousreply 136October 8, 2021 8:13 PM

[quote]Schumer won't even play hardball with either of those two cunts, nor with that turtle cunt.

Poor Chuck gets is from both sides:

A shouting match erupted on the Senate floor after the vote to delay the debt limit crisis for two months. Sens. JOHN THUNE (R-S.D.) and MITT ROMNEY (R-Utah) confronted Senate Majority Leader CHUCK SCHUMER after he lambasted Republicans in a floor speech immediately following the vote. They thought Schumer should have been more gracious after they threw him a small lifeline.

Sen. JOE MANCHIN (D-W.Va.), appearing to sympathize with Republicans, put his head in his hands as he listened to Schumer’s tirade. Afterward, Sen. SUSAN COLLINS (R-Maine) chased the Democratic leader into the cloakroom to chew him out.

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by Anonymousreply 137October 8, 2021 8:33 PM

Christ, you need a club to beat away the trolls here!

by Anonymousreply 138October 8, 2021 8:35 PM

Meadows, Patel kinda-sorta indicate they'll cooperate

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by Anonymousreply 139October 8, 2021 8:43 PM

Meadows has hired longtime conservative DC lawyer George Terwilliger (Former DAG in GHWB admin. Longtime friend of Bill Barr. His son was a Trump-appointed US Attorney).

by Anonymousreply 140October 8, 2021 9:16 PM

"How Long Will We Let Him Make A Mockery Of The Rule Of Law?" - Glenn Kirschner

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by Anonymousreply 141October 8, 2021 9:26 PM

[quote]Also, it’s time for the House to pass my bill with @RepRaskin @RepValDemings @RepJoeNeguse @RepCicilline @RepDean to authorize the House to use inherent contempt to fine witnesses up to $100,000 for ignoring congressional subpoenas.

I don't want them to have to write a check for defying a Congressional subpoena. I want their asses to go to jail.

by Anonymousreply 142October 8, 2021 9:59 PM

Exactly, r142.

by Anonymousreply 143October 8, 2021 10:00 PM

Dan Scavino was served with his subpoena Friday, according to two sources familiar with the situation

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by Anonymousreply 144October 8, 2021 10:05 PM

They're flush with money...$100,000 is nothing to them. If anything, just use donation money.

by Anonymousreply 145October 8, 2021 10:06 PM

Exactly, r145.

by Anonymousreply 146October 8, 2021 10:14 PM

R137, re R98:

[quote] Chuck Schumer stepped out of character on Thursday night and, boy howdy, is the other side of the aisle—and Joe Manchin—terribly upset.

[quote] Schumer let fly on the minority’s preposterous brinksmanship as regards the debt limit, and he did so after knuckling 11 votes out of Mitch McConnell and his fellow Republicans so that they can extend things into the first week in December. I have never seen Angry Chuck before. It was quite the sight to see.

[...]

[quote] ...nobody was more verklempt than Joe Manchin, the nominal Democrat from West Virginia, who simply couldn’t shut up about how terribly Schumer had behaved toward the oh-so-cooperative Republicans.

[...]

[quote] Schumer was supposed to thank you for not demolishing the national economy for a cheap political win? Your caucus tolerates the graceful rhetoric of Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Marsha Blackburn, and the like. Shut your piehole.)

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[quote] And, as long as we’re on the subject of hardball, the president has cut his predecessor* loose.

[quote] “Fck that noise” is a very useful political argument.

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by Anonymousreply 147October 8, 2021 10:16 PM

The billionaires will cover the expenses...no problem...Kochs and Mercers.

by Anonymousreply 148October 8, 2021 10:22 PM

The billionaires? They don't even need them. Steve Bannon literally stole money from the brain-damaged flying monkeys for a "wall" and they still love him. All these scumbags have to do is frame themselves as victimized patriots of the "global elites" and all of the moronic deplorables will send money.

by Anonymousreply 149October 8, 2021 10:27 PM

Plenty of those flying monkeys are dead of the plague, r149. OR have astronomical medical bills from recovery.

I say lock every last motherfucker up in Gitmo and fire up the waterboards.

The human scab Bannon could use a bath.

by Anonymousreply 150October 8, 2021 11:18 PM

Ruby Julie: Cheeto made me work for free

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by Anonymousreply 151October 9, 2021 2:30 AM

Jeffries is the #3 Democrat in the House:

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by Anonymousreply 152October 9, 2021 12:14 PM

I wanna see orange jumpsuits.

by Anonymousreply 153October 9, 2021 12:46 PM

If Jan. 6 investigators want the whole truth, it’s become increasingly clear that the road runs through several of their GOP colleagues.

Now they have to decide whether to fight them for it.

[quote] “In order to get at the truth, the committee is going to need to selectively, carefully and precisely target the testimony, documents and other evidence of some of these [lawmakers],” said Norm Eisen, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who advised the House Judiciary Committee during the first Trump impeachment. “Clearly they’re central.”

[quote] That reality became more explicit this week, when Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) asked the House to investigate Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) for helping Trump pressure the Justice Department to overturn the election. Perry played a key role in linking Trump with a Justice Department official who was willing to aid the former president’s quest to overturn the election, Senate Judiciary Democrats found.

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[quote] McCarthy, meanwhile, has danced around the topic of cooperation with the select panel at various press conferences this year, while trying to paint its members and mission as overtly political. In May, he said he has “no concern about" a request for his testimony. In July, he said details about his phone call with Trump were already public. And in September, he again wouldn’t explicitly say whether he would cooperate, instead remarking he hasn’t “received any subpoena.”

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[quote] As Eisen put it, the committee’s strategy to build a factual case to seek their colleagues’ testimony is important specifically because it could help any challenges stand up to legal scrutiny. Investigators should tailor their requests to lawmakers who had direct contact with key players in the events surrounding Jan. 6, Eisen advised, adding the committee should have direct evidence of those episodes.

[quote] “Strategically it’s smartest to lay the foundation first because you know that every one of those document requests, much less testimonial requests, are going to be hotly contested,” Eisen said. “Certainly the lawyers for these potentially culpable members will be scrutinizing potential legal arguments to make.”

[quote] Any attempt to force lawmakers to testify or turn over documents would kick off a consequential clash over the House’s power to police its own members. Legal experts say there’s no modern precedent for the House to subpoena fellow lawmakers other than in the context of an Ethics Committee investigation.

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Now Jordan and several of his colleagues are in uncharted territory, facing possible subpoenas from within their own branch. And Republicans are warning Democrats that if the Jan. 6 panel goes after other lawmakers, a GOP majority in 2023 would be prepared to exercise subpoena power against a handful of prominent liberals who've faced behavioral questions of their own

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by Anonymousreply 154October 9, 2021 1:22 PM

Also for those who say Nancy isn't important:

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by Anonymousreply 155October 9, 2021 1:25 PM

Guest list of 109 VIPs

[quote] This guest list also details for the first time the full extent of participation in the rally from notable activists and officials in the pro-Trump wing of the Republican Party. Invited VIP guests ran the gamut of the MAGA extended cinematic universe including activists, prominent anti-vaxxer Dr. Jane Ruby, high profile Trump supporters like the YouTube stars Diamond and Silk, Bannon’s daughter, Maureen, multiple conservative recording artists, a defense contractor, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, and former Trump administration officials.

[quote] The VIP guest list for the rally also included several Republican politicians; Georgia gubernatorial candidate Vernon Jones, Delaware Councilman Robert Stout, Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano, and New York City congressional candidate Tina Forte.

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by Anonymousreply 156October 9, 2021 5:49 PM

I want to see some heads on pikes, r153.

To hell with the stupid orange jumpsuits.

by Anonymousreply 157October 9, 2021 6:23 PM

[quote]And Republicans are warning Democrats that if the Jan. 6 panel goes after other lawmakers, a GOP majority in 2023 would be prepared to exercise subpoena power against a handful of prominent liberals who've faced behavioral questions of their own

And I would tell them so the fuck what? Threats like that are meaningless. Rethugs have no conscience or sense of fair play. They wouldn't hesitate a second to exercise their power in such a way, regardless whether or not Democrats back off going after them. They would never stop and say, "Well, the Dems didn't do it to us, so let's not do it to them." They play by no rules, so the Democrats should not be swayed by this.

by Anonymousreply 158October 9, 2021 7:47 PM

Democrats need to learn to push back, just as hard...even harder. It's a street fight now, but they still think they're in a debate.

by Anonymousreply 159October 9, 2021 8:19 PM

Bannon deserves execution for treason and sedition. Others have been executed for less. If you don’t stop him now, he’ll regroup and sway those who feel that their white privilege is being threatened.

by Anonymousreply 160October 9, 2021 8:40 PM

We’re so fucked. As a country, I mean.

by Anonymousreply 161October 9, 2021 9:13 PM

Committee finally locates ex-Trump aide to serve him subpoena

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by Anonymousreply 162October 9, 2021 9:49 PM

Jan. 6 defendant Zachary Rehl — one of several Proud Boys leaders charged — reveals in a late Saturday court filing that a close friend's home was raided by the FBI on Friday.

It suggests the FBI probe of Proud Boys leadership is still very active.

REHL's attorney frames the raid as proof DOJ doesn't have enough evidence to support the case against Rehl. But it's not clear why he believes that, and in fact a search warrant would have been signed by a judge based on evidence.

In fact, Rehl's attorney reveals that he reviewed the search warrant itself — sent in a text message by Rehl's friend's girlfriend — and that it was very specific.

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by Anonymousreply 163October 10, 2021 3:16 AM

How do Trump supporters not see themselves as completely scummy based solely on every low-life who surrounds Trump? I mean forget Trump himself being a huge pile of steaming shit, but every individual around him is just putrid.

by Anonymousreply 164October 10, 2021 3:25 AM

His supporters are as putrid as trump and his cronies...their hate overrides any common sense and decency....or their greed is so strong, that they don't care about the destruction of this country, as long as they get wealthier, with more power..or are so susceptible to brainwashing, in a cult. It could be a combination of the three. You can't go along with this if you think of yourself as a caring, decent human being...with some intelligence. It's impossible.

by Anonymousreply 165October 10, 2021 1:15 PM

Once Central To Trump's Big Lie, Arizona Conspiracy Theory Fizzles Into Incoherence

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by Anonymousreply 166October 11, 2021 1:20 AM

Does Mr. white supremacist Gosar get that he would be considered a defect in his Nazi utopia? He's got Parkinson's right? Or at least some sort of neurological disorder aside from the one he chose of being a deplorable asshole.

by Anonymousreply 167October 11, 2021 3:20 AM

I bet Trump does a dead-on imitation of him, r167.

by Anonymousreply 168October 11, 2021 3:29 AM

R168, that actually crossed my mind. I was thinking of that disabled reporter Trump mocked. There's no question he sees Gosar and mocks his "weakness."

by Anonymousreply 169October 11, 2021 3:52 AM

Has anyone read this (subscription only) article? And does it shed any light as promised?

[quote] We know that Lauren Boebert gave an interview to a far-right propaganda organ from the Capitol rotunda sometime during the day on January 5, apparently just before a two-hour GOP caucus meeting that ran from sometime between 12-1 to sometime between 3-4. But after that...

[quote] ...she cancelled her whole schedule. And the people she cancelled on—and the events she bowed out of—were/involved Trump inner-circle figures.

[quote] She was one of 3 members of Congress slated to speak at a Stop the Steal event pre-1/6. We know where the other two were that night.

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by Anonymousreply 170October 11, 2021 5:49 AM

They knew which windows to target...

by Anonymousreply 171October 11, 2021 5:54 AM

So...what are they going to do about her?...and the others like her?

by Anonymousreply 172October 11, 2021 10:41 AM

What happened to the SDNY investigation into Trump and his foundation? Nothing.

I hope God lets me live long enough to see Trump stroke out. Please.

by Anonymousreply 173October 11, 2021 1:22 PM

Maybe Letitia James was "persuaded"...if you know what I mean...to not pursue the investigation. There are a lot of scumbags involved.

by Anonymousreply 174October 11, 2021 1:45 PM

....or paid off in some way.

by Anonymousreply 175October 11, 2021 1:53 PM

If he gets away with his crimes it will destroy the legal and moral fabric of the nation. They cannot allow Trump or his minions to escape justice. Are they worried about some sort of backlash from the deplorables? Call in the National Guard if they act up. They had no problem calling them up during the George Floyd protests and the subsequent riots. They must be afraid to brutalize white people.

by Anonymousreply 176October 11, 2021 5:18 PM

[quote]Are they worried about some sort of backlash from the deplorables?

No, they're worried that the Republicans will retaliate when they're back in power and issue a never-ending flurry of spurious subpoenas against Democrats. And they're likely correct. But this matter is too serious to let that dissuade them.

by Anonymousreply 177October 11, 2021 5:38 PM

[quote]No, they're worried that the Republicans will retaliate when they're back in power and issue a never-ending flurry of spurious subpoenas against Democrats. And they're likely correct. But this matter is too serious to let that dissuade them.

If this is true, than Dems are even stupider than I thought because guess what? Republicans will do far worse than merely retaliate. You think the Dems not doing anything means the Republicans will "play fair" and not retaliate? These motherfuckers are literally trying to pretend we didn't have a bunch of fascist, terrorist white trash trying to take over the govt with some of our own fucking MoC having HELPED them do it.

by Anonymousreply 178October 11, 2021 5:53 PM

TL/DR:

Asshole Tom Cotton didn’t support 45 because Cotton is and by Cotton being a massive asshole…

[quote] Cotton, stunningly, gave Trump the Heisman. It was not a spur-of-the-moment calculation. For weeks leading up to the January 6 vote, Trump had ratcheted up conspiratorial claims that the election would be stolen. It was a fantastical sundae, cooked up by Trump’s calamitous legal team and served up by the president to the rank-and-file voters who backed him. The cherry on top was Trump’s assertion that Congress, and Vice President Mike Pence, were empowered by the Constitution to sidestep the Electoral College and install the losing candidate as president. In the midst of all this, Cotton, in league with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, was maneuvering behind the scenes to derail the outgoing president’s effort to remain in office, and marginalize those Republicans who were abetting him

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by Anonymousreply 179October 12, 2021 1:44 PM

Leticia James has gotten a lot richer probably and/or her immediate family is in danger. Either way, she’s been neutered and forced to suck Wall Street cock! She’s not allowed to fool with the J**s running Goldman Sachs.

There, I said it.

by Anonymousreply 180October 14, 2021 3:16 PM

[quote]At the rally last night for GOP VA Gov candidate Glenn Youngkin, they said the ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ to a flag that was carried during the insurrection on Jan 6, as if it was sacred or something.

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by Anonymousreply 181October 14, 2021 4:14 PM

Jesus Christ, look at that obese motherfucker. Why are most of these fuckers who think they're the best of America so grotesque? WTF are his "values" clogged arteries?

by Anonymousreply 182October 14, 2021 4:27 PM

Because he's a "straight, white, xtian male", r182.

No matter how grotesque and disgusting, they have been told they are gods and the only ones who matter by rethugs.

That's why they will die in droves for their idiotic orange master. He tells them what they want to hear and he's just as repulsive and vile as they are.

by Anonymousreply 183October 14, 2021 6:53 PM

The committee has announced that it will charge Bannon with criminal contempt if he fails to show.

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by Anonymousreply 184October 14, 2021 6:59 PM

Next Tuesday.

Why not today?

by Anonymousreply 185October 14, 2021 7:01 PM

Put that nasty fucker, Bannon, in jail

Lord knows he could use a good delousing shower.

by Anonymousreply 186October 14, 2021 7:42 PM

Hey, r186!

by Anonymousreply 187October 14, 2021 7:44 PM

So true, R186. He's vomit-inducing in appearance and no doubt, stench.

He looks like a gross mass of broken capillaries.

by Anonymousreply 188October 14, 2021 9:07 PM

Throw him in the clink. That would be a nice start.

by Anonymousreply 189October 14, 2021 9:45 PM

Jan. 6 Committee Agrees To Postpone Deposition From Patel, Meadows, Scavino

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by Anonymousreply 190October 15, 2021 12:10 AM

Bannon is a human scab.

by Anonymousreply 191October 15, 2021 8:33 AM

Put Bannon in the clinc. Shheeeettt….I’ll believe it only when I see it.

Tuesday? =Wimpy: “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” = DUM logic. They probably asked Bannon,(while cuddling their shrunken balls) if Tuesday would be more convenient than today. What a bunch of pussies.

by Anonymousreply 192October 15, 2021 12:36 PM

[bold] A US Capitol Police officer was indicted on obstruction charges in connection to the January 6 insurrection [bold]

"im a capitol police officer who agrees with your political stance," Riley allegedly wrote to the person.

"Take down the part about being in the building they are currently investigating and everyone who was in the building is going to charged. Just looking out!" "Im glad you got out of there unscathed We had over 50 officers hurt, some pretty bad," Riley also messaged to the person that day

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by Anonymousreply 193October 15, 2021 5:51 PM

Oops. Sorry about that^^^ [/bold]

Hope I fixed the screwup.

by Anonymousreply 194October 15, 2021 5:53 PM

Speaking of cops, r193...

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by Anonymousreply 195October 15, 2021 5:55 PM
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by Anonymousreply 196October 15, 2021 6:14 PM

R191, I disagree with you on the human part.

by Anonymousreply 197October 15, 2021 6:16 PM

I wasn't making meth!

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by Anonymousreply 198October 15, 2021 6:23 PM

Did you see that fat fuck Riley? Typical-looking deplorable.

by Anonymousreply 199October 15, 2021 8:03 PM

Why don’t they summon Josh Hawley? I’m at a loss here as to why he is not suspect #1?

by Anonymousreply 200October 15, 2021 8:08 PM

Hugo Lowell

[quote] Important to note Jan. 6 committee moving as fast as it is allowed by House rules: Thompson needs to issue three-day notice for meeting to refer Bannon, before House can vote to send to US Attorney for DC.

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by Anonymousreply 201October 15, 2021 9:11 PM

[quote] A conservative donor who is the heiress to the Publix Super Market empire appears to have spent more money to support the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the Capitol riots than was previously known. Julie Jenkins Fancelli gave $150,000 to the non-profit arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association, according to records reviewed by The Washington Post, a donation that may have paid for a robocall urging people to march on the U.S. Capitol to force Congress to “stop the steal.” That’s in addition to a $300,000 donation Fancelli made to the event’s organizers.

[quote] Both contributions were organized by Caroline Wren, the Trump ally subpoenaed by the House Jan. 6 select committee for her role in organizing the “Stop the Steal” rally outside the White House. The committee is also investigating what role, if any, state attorneys general had to play in encouraging people to go and in overturning the 2020 election results. [bold] A spokesman for the committee told The Washington Post confirmed it was seeking records related to the event’s funding. [/bold]

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by Anonymousreply 202October 17, 2021 6:20 AM

Publix keeps popping up in these right wing shenanigans. Not a good look.

by Anonymousreply 203October 17, 2021 6:33 AM

Arrests, or it's just more pointless jacking off.

by Anonymousreply 204October 17, 2021 7:16 AM

There was a Capitol police officer who committed suicide following the Jan. 6 insurrection - Howard Liebengood. His father was a lobbyist and associate of Paul Manafort. No one in the media seems to have any interest in investigating his possible involvement in the riot.

by Anonymousreply 205October 17, 2021 2:06 PM

^This Lie -ben -good has bothered me from day 1. ZERO reporting, no questions asked about this probable traitor.

Father was sergeant at arms of the senate before becoming a tobacco lobbyist.

Speaking of Sergeant at Arms= Here's another repug pedophile who got caught.

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by Anonymousreply 206October 17, 2021 2:18 PM

R12 There are a lot of questions about Ginni Thomas and her organizing role with Jan. 6. She has kept a low public profile since early February. Clarence knew exactly what she was doing and she's a lawyer herself. Ginni was not just someone "caught up in the moment" and then gives a fake, "I didn't know", apology. Ginni has been a major right-wing activist for many years. The House Committee needs to subpoena her now.

by Anonymousreply 207October 17, 2021 3:50 PM

The only high profile politicians to be prosecuted are Democratic men who were alleged to be "grabby" with women. Anyone else gets a free pass, including all major Republicans on anything.

*What would Kirsten Gillibrand say about all this?

by Anonymousreply 208October 17, 2021 4:11 PM

Trump could preform an abortion on a 13yo he raped on 5th ave and wouldn't lose a single voter. We are in an uncivil war.

True story- As a young man Trump saw West Side Story and decided to invest in switchblades.

Someone wittier than me should start a coup or civil war thread with a poll. Face facts, Bannon says he has 20k people ready to pull the trigger- literally. Believe him. We need to at least be discussing what we'll need to do to prepare. I'm not ready, I don't have a thing to wear.

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by Anonymousreply 209October 17, 2021 4:28 PM

WTF would we even need a coup? I don't want to fucking live with those terrorist animals. I don't want a shit like Manchin or McConnell or every other red state motherfucking leech getting to control where my blue state money goes. If it comes to separation, then fucking do it. NY shouldn't have to pay for troglodyte states that take rights away.

by Anonymousreply 210October 17, 2021 5:11 PM

Is the WV Senator entertaining Senatrix Freeloader on his yacht this weekend, or is she at a Trump-named resort dining on lobster dainties, shrimp scampi, and Brazilian-style Pina Coladas?

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by Anonymousreply 211October 17, 2021 5:32 PM

R210

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by Anonymousreply 212October 17, 2021 7:46 PM

R212, every fucking blue state Democrat in Congress is supposed to say what he did OUT LOUD.

McConnell had the nerve to say NY should go bankrupt during the pandemic. Where the fuck was Schumer to respond like Olbermann did? Or even the way Cuomo did by reminding that fucking hick he represents a leech state.

by Anonymousreply 213October 17, 2021 8:50 PM

Active. Duty, Soldier.

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by Anonymousreply 214October 18, 2021 5:15 AM

R207. Do you really believe the DUMS would go after the WIFE of a SC judge? Do you really believe they have any fortitude? Well, sorry to disappoint, but the likes of NDP would NEVER cross that (their own delusional) line in the moral sand. That’s simply getting too personal for the high-branded limo liberal. NDP wouldn’t want her husband’s dirty laundry aired in the tabloids now would she? Also the cuck John Kerry. Would he have his 57 varieties wife be under a microscope? Get real, would you!

by Anonymousreply 215October 18, 2021 12:38 PM

(US Navy veteran and ) Right-Wing Radio Host Arrested and Charged with Stealing U.S. Capitol Police Officer’s Baseball Cap on Jan. 6

[quote] Like several other Jan. 6 defendants, Neely was photographed smoking what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette inside the building. A photograph of Neely holding the alleged joint is embedded in court papers.

[quote] Neely faces five charges of theft of government property, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct inside a Capitol building, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.

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by Anonymousreply 216October 18, 2021 9:16 PM

Seems like the more recent arrest are more higher up the chain. Keep ‘em coming. Nobody gets to tear down the Capitol because they don’t like the election results. That’s not how it works.

by Anonymousreply 217October 18, 2021 9:18 PM

Former President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit in DC District Court against the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection and the National Archives in an effort to keep records from his presidency secret by claiming executive privilege.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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by Anonymousreply 218October 18, 2021 9:40 PM

R215 = Ginni Thomas

by Anonymousreply 219October 18, 2021 9:47 PM

Re: R218

Trump's main arguments:

[quote] -Committee lacks a valid legislative purpose

[quote] -Overbreadth of document requests

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by Anonymousreply 220October 18, 2021 9:52 PM

Anyone else would already be behind bars. The deplorables are getting away with murder. They all should be executed. All of them.

by Anonymousreply 221October 19, 2021 12:10 AM

[quote] Next Tuesday. Why not today?

Deposition was due Wednesday. Congressional rules allow a 3 day grace period...which means Tuesday.

Which, apparently, means close of business Monday.

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by Anonymousreply 222October 19, 2021 12:47 AM

Paywall...hope the headline is accurate...

[quote] Senate Republicans are blocking the confirmation of Presiden Biden's pick to oversee the hundreds of prosecutions stemming from the Jan. 6 attack, people familiar with the matter tell Insider.

From Reuters September 23, 2021:

[quote] The Senate Judiciary Committee signed off on the nomination of Matthew Graves, a former prosecutor now at DLA Piper, to run the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, which has brought more than 600 cases over the riots.

[quote] The office has been investigating people who took part in the violence, in which followers of then-President Donald Trump, a Republican, fought police, smashed windows and sent members of Congress and then-Vice President Mike Pence running for safety.

[quote] Graves from 2007 to 2016 served as a prosecutor in the same U.S. Attorney's Office he would lead, securing a guilty plea from former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr, a Democrat, for misusing campaign funds, and investigating banks for sanctions violations.

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by Anonymousreply 223October 19, 2021 5:54 PM

Rep. Liz Cheney just before the January 6 committee votes to hold Bannon in contempt:

[quote] "Based on the committee’s investigation, it appears that Mr. Bannon had substantial advanced knowledge of the plans for January 6, and likely had an important role in formulating those plans."

[quote] “Mr. Bannon’s and Mr. Trump’s privilege arguments do, however, appear to reveal one thing. They suggest that Pres. Trump was personally involved in the planning and execution of Jan 6. And this committee will get to the bottom of that.”

[quote] "The American people must know what happened. They must know the truth. All of us who are elected officials must do our duty to prevent the dismantling of the rule of law, and to ensure nothing like that dark day in January ever happens again."

[quote] “Almost every one of my colleagues knows, in your hearts, that what happened on Jan. 6 was profoundly wrong."

[quote] "You know that there is no evidence of widespread election fraud sufficient to overturn the election...Yet President Trump repeats them almost daily...This is a prescription for national self-destruction."

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by Anonymousreply 224October 20, 2021 1:11 AM

Injured officers can now be treated at Walter Reed Medical Center

[quote] More than 130 police officers — primarily from the Capitol Police and D.C. police departments — reported injuries stemming from the Jan. 6 attack. Some experienced broken bones, brain injuries, lost fingers and other long-term injuries, in addition to psychological trauma. Four officers have died since the attack, one who collapsed the day after and three by suicide in the ensuing weeks.

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by Anonymousreply 225October 20, 2021 5:57 PM

Someone explain to me (not that I don't already know the answer) why he isn't called a terrorist:

From 2020: [quote]Bannon suggested on an online broadcast that Fauci and Wray should be beheaded for being disloyal to the president.

by Anonymousreply 226October 20, 2021 7:18 PM

Headed to the full House for a vote tomorrow after passing the Rules Committee. The four dissenting votes were:

Ranking Member Tom Cole (R-OK)

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX)

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA)

Rep. Michelle Fischbach (R-MN)

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by Anonymousreply 227October 20, 2021 7:20 PM

Republican filth.

Redundant at this point.

by Anonymousreply 228October 20, 2021 7:26 PM

At the Bannon vote today almost every GOP Rep has used their time to bash the IRS.

They seem to be laying a groundwork to claim federal "overreach"

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by Anonymousreply 229October 21, 2021 6:31 PM

[quote] On the House floor, Liz Cheney entered this into the record calling out Jim Banks for sending letters to government agencies claiming he is the ranking member of the 1/6 committee even though he is not on the committee.

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by Anonymousreply 230October 21, 2021 8:33 PM

Ouch. Impersonating a committee chair is a crime, no? It sure should be.

by Anonymousreply 231October 21, 2021 8:42 PM

I wish the Democrats would stop acting like this is about getting Steve Bannon to testify, he will never testify. If Bannon ever sits before the committee to answer questions he will take the 5th on every question. This isn't about getting Bannon to testify it is about the right of congress to force people to come before congress when they are subpoenaed and not ignore subpoenas.

Bannon won't testify if they chain him to a chair and make him sit in front of the committee.

by Anonymousreply 232October 21, 2021 10:13 PM
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by Anonymousreply 233October 21, 2021 10:40 PM

Who were the 9 Repubs who voted for contempt charges?

by Anonymousreply 234October 21, 2021 10:45 PM

Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA)

Liz Cheney (WY)

Anthony Gonzalez (OH)

Brian Fitzpatrick (PA)

John Katko (NY)

Adam Kinzinger (IL)

Nancy Mace (SC)

Peter Meijer (MI)

Fred Upton (MI)

by Anonymousreply 235October 21, 2021 11:12 PM

It’s about time more republicans showed a spine. It’s their only way out of the Trump tornado.

by Anonymousreply 236October 21, 2021 11:18 PM

Liz Cheney calls MTG "a joke," throws "Jewish space lasers" in her cavelady crater face during confrontation

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by Anonymousreply 237October 21, 2021 11:26 PM

Ugly simian bitch

by Anonymousreply 238October 21, 2021 11:42 PM

Just look at that thing @R233. God, no amount of bathing will help. Gross fat shithead.

by Anonymousreply 239October 22, 2021 1:03 AM

Why don't rethugs have necks?

Did Tom Cotton steal all the necks and make his giant giraffe neck or something?

by Anonymousreply 240October 22, 2021 1:55 AM

^ 😂

by Anonymousreply 241October 22, 2021 2:02 AM

So, it sounds like Banks is attempting to strong-arm entities to give him copies of all of the evidence provided to the committee...so...they can craft their lies better (?).

This constitutes witness intimidation, right?

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by Anonymousreply 242October 22, 2021 4:45 AM

Even when that shit Banks was speaking in Congress in defense of a fascist, giant boil, he referred to the "Democrat" party.

I swear, it should be made legal to punch every idiot who does that, not because it angers me, but because it's so fucking immature that the person should be punched for doing it.

by Anonymousreply 243October 22, 2021 5:46 PM

[quote] Even when that shit Banks was speaking in Congress in defense of a fascist, giant boil, he referred to the "Democrat" party. I swear, it should be made legal to punch every idiot who does that, not because it angers me, but because it's so fucking immature that the person should be punched for doing it.

They are fundamentally unserious people.

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by Anonymousreply 244October 22, 2021 6:38 PM

The House select committee is setting its sights on the financing behind events and people associated with January 6

[quote] among the many new details CNN has learned is that the committee has divided its work into at least five investigative teams, each with their own color designation.

[quote] The 'green' team, for example, is tasked with tracking money, including the funding behind the rallies, as well as untangling the complex web of financial ties between rally organizers and entities affiliated with former President Donald Trump or his campaign, according to multiple sources.

[quote] Some of the other teams such as the "red" "blue" and "gold" teams are examining everything from the motivation of participants, whether there was coordination between groups, and whether Trump used his executive authority to pressure lawmakers, former Vice President Mike Pence and the Justice Department, according to the sources familiar with the committee's work.

[quote] "There was a lot of money raised and a lot of money given, millions of dollars ... to pay for the buses and the hotels and the meals and the accommodation," Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat on the select committee, told CNN this week. "A lot of the staffing of it came from people who used to work for Donald Trump on his campaign and then just went over to work on the rally stuff, so we're gonna get to the bottom of that stuff."

[quote] The undertaking is part of an ambitious investigation by the committee which, Raskin said Thursday, intends to create a "comprehensive inventory of everything that took place" that day. But unraveling finances is a complicated effort, especially with limits to the information the committee can access without subpoena fights and pressure to produce results before the mid-term election next year. The panel has already hired additional staff, including experienced financial investigators, who are solely focused on this issue.

[quote] Among the new staffers brought on by the committee is Amanda Wick, a seasoned attorney and investigator who specializes in financial cases, according to two sources familiar with the move. "By reputation, Wick is an outstanding and very experienced litigator who understands financial evidence and the investigative pathways," Eisen said, noting she has previously worked on asset forfeiture issues and was a long-time trial attorney at DOJ.

[quote] Wick's hiring is a sign the committee is looking deeply at the financial issues, he told CNN. It also raises the question of whether the panel may ultimately make referrals on financial crimes if warranted, Eisen said.

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by Anonymousreply 245October 22, 2021 6:47 PM

^Right to Ginni Thomas's fucking front door, here's hoping.

by Anonymousreply 246October 22, 2021 6:51 PM

[quote] They are fundamentally unserious people.

Strike what I said earlier.

They are fundamentally broken, pathetic excuses for people.

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by Anonymousreply 247October 22, 2021 6:52 PM

Absurd.

(He also complained that death certificates are not listing "vaccine" as cause of death)

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by Anonymousreply 248October 22, 2021 7:08 PM

At this rate, the committee will have some finding and results around 2030.

by Anonymousreply 249October 22, 2021 7:22 PM

Jesus, R247. They really are mindless, classless, childish idiots.

by Anonymousreply 250October 22, 2021 7:26 PM

Enough with replicating published Twitter threads by pasting the contained text thereto. This may not be permissible under Twitter (or DL) guidelines.

Please, one copy of the article is sufficient; you are creating excessively long inserts resulting in threads reaching full capacity in a short period of time.

Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 251October 22, 2021 7:33 PM

Two sources are communicating with House investigators...

[quote] The two sources, both of whom have been granted anonymity due to the ongoing investigation, describe participating in “dozens” of planning briefings ahead of that day when Trump supporters broke into the Capitol as his election loss to President Joe Biden was being certified.

[quote] “I remember Marjorie Taylor Greene specifically,” the organizer says. “I remember talking to probably close to a dozen other members at one point or another or their staffs.”

[...]

[quote] the pair both say the members who participated in these conversations or had top staffers join in included Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).

[quote] “We would talk to Boebert’s team, Cawthorn’s team, Gosar’s team like back to back to back to back,” says the organizer.

[...]

[quote] the two sources say they can provide new details about the members’ specific roles in these efforts. The sources plan to share that information with congressional investigators right away. While both sources say their communications with the House’s Jan. 6 committee thus far have been informal, they are expecting to testify publicly.

[quote] “I have no problem openly testifying,” the planner says.

[quote] Both of the sources made clear that they still believe in Trump’s agenda. They also have questions about how his election loss occurred. The two sources say they do not necessarily believe there were issues with the actual vote count. However, they are concerned that Democrats gained an unfair advantage in the race due to perceived social media censorship of Trump allies and the voting rules that were implemented as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

[quote] Despite their remaining affinity for Trump and their questions about the vote, both sources say they were motivated to come forward because of their concerns about how the pro-Trump protests against the election ultimately resulted in the violent attack on the Capitol. Of course, with their other legal issues and the House investigation, both of these sources have clear motivation to cooperate with investigators and turn on their former allies.

[quote] “The reason I’m talking to the committee and the reason it’s so important is that — despite Republicans refusing to participate … this commission’s all we got as far as being able to uncover the truth about what happened at the Capitol that day,” the organizer says. “It’s clear that a lot of bad actors set out to cause chaos. … They made us all look like shit.”

[quote] “Katrina was like our go-to girl,” the organizer says. “She was like our primary advocate.”

[quote] Both sources also describe Trump’s White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, as someone who played a major role in the conversations surrounding the protests on Jan. 6.

[...]

[quote] Challenging electoral certification requires the support of a member of the Senate. While more than a hundred Republican members of the House ultimately objected to the Electoral College count that formalized Trump’s loss, only a handful of senators backed the effort. According to the sources, the members of Congress and their staff advised them to hold rallies in specific states. The organizer says locations were chosen to put “pressure” on key senators that “we considered to be persuadable.”

[...]

[quote] A senior staffer for a Republican member of Congress...similarly says they believed the events would only involve supporting objections on the House floor. The staffer says their member was engaged in planning that was “specifically and fully above board.”

[quote] “A whole host of people let this go a totally different way,” the senior Republican staffer says. “They fucked it up for a lot of people who were planning to present evidence on the House floor. We were pissed off at everything that happened .”

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by Anonymousreply 252October 25, 2021 2:14 AM

I think that I would cum if Brannon was placed in prison.

by Anonymousreply 253October 25, 2021 2:18 AM

Bannon not Brannon. Fucking iPad.

by Anonymousreply 254October 25, 2021 2:18 AM

In other news:

[bold]Florida man accused of breaking Mastodon's open-source license with botched social network launch

Golf enthusiast given 30 days to cough up code[/bold]

That's the best headline since the Queens Daily Eagle ran with [bold]Queens Man Impeached[/bold].

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by Anonymousreply 255October 25, 2021 2:56 AM

[quote]the pair both say the members who participated in these conversations or had top staffers join in included Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).

Hm, strange. How did we all know this already without even doing a year long fucking investigation? This shit is going way too slowly. Are the Democrats stuck in molasses or something? The Repugs seem like speed demons when they have the power even though they are literally lead by a fucking turtle.

by Anonymousreply 256October 25, 2021 3:37 AM

[quote] Are the Democrats stuck in molasses or something?

Democrats want to do the right things to be fair and equitable even if it takes time.

Rules, ethics, decorum. decency...

The GOP...not so much

by Anonymousreply 257October 25, 2021 3:43 AM

But, R257, that will all be for nothing if there is nothing done by the midterms. If they lose the House or, less likely, the Senate, they will be able to do nothing. And, because the thing that needs to be fixed like its on fire is cheating and stealing elections by the Repug, this might be the last chance we ever have.

by Anonymousreply 258October 25, 2021 3:45 AM

Agree 100%, R258.

I didn't say I like it just that that's how I see it.

by Anonymousreply 259October 25, 2021 3:49 AM

The stupidest argument I've heard is that Dems aren't supposed to do this or that because the GOP will do this or that x10 once they get into power. I've got news for you: The GOP will do this or that x1000 regardless of how spineless the Dems are. The GOP is fucking evil, anti-democratic and fascist. They will fuck this country over regardless of what Dems do, so Dems need to get some fucking balls and really go after all of these terrorist motherfuckers incl. McCarthy.

by Anonymousreply 260October 25, 2021 5:13 AM

Also, R260, don't forget the part where when the Repugs do all their evil, they'll say it's the Democrats fault and they forced them into it or "hey, they were the ones that changed the filibuster, so..." and the media will give every single one of them cover and not call any of them on their fucking lies.

They need to change the filibuster rules now. Not get rid of it but put it back to what it was where you have to stand there and endlessly talk and talk and talk to keep the fiilbuster going. A point was made by someone on the radio that that would neuter the Repugs but wouldn't really affect the Democrats because it's the Democrats that have the actual idea legislation that gets things done that the Repugs keep blocking while all the Repugs do is tax cuts which they'll push through reconciliation anyway. So, it's win/win for Dems.

by Anonymousreply 261October 25, 2021 6:37 AM

Following the money...

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by Anonymousreply 262October 25, 2021 5:18 PM

R262, that hog in lipstick, could not look more like deplorable, racist trash.

by Anonymousreply 263October 25, 2021 5:25 PM

She is SWIMMING in donor cash. She bought out the dress barn.

by Anonymousreply 264October 25, 2021 5:34 PM

[quote]The stupidest argument I've heard is that Dems aren't supposed to do this or that because the GOP will do this or that x10 once they get into power. I've got news for you: The GOP will do this or that x1000 regardless of how spineless the Dems are. The GOP is fucking evil, anti-democratic and fascist. They will fuck this country over regardless of what Dems do, so Dems need to get some fucking balls and really go after all of these terrorist motherfuckers incl. McCarthy.

THIS. I just want to put this up on billboards all across America. So. Fucking. True.

by Anonymousreply 265October 25, 2021 5:59 PM

[quote] And don't forget that neither Wolf *nor* Cuccinelli had the legal right to interfere with U.S. national security - or *even be in their jobs at all.*

[quote] Moreover, as *illegally-acting SecDHS,* Wolf personally tried to falsify intelligence reports.

[quote] It's hard to describe just how bad *that* is.

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by Anonymousreply 266October 26, 2021 10:18 PM

Good News:

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by Anonymousreply 267October 26, 2021 10:57 PM

[bold] Jan. 6 committee expected to subpoena lawyer who advised Trump, Pence on how to overturn election [/bold]

“It will happen,” Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said in an interview Tuesday of a subpoena for Eastman, who played a key role in the legal operation that was run out of a ‘command center’ at the Willard Hotel in Washington in the days and hours leading up to Jan. 6. Thompson did not provide a timeline for when the subpoena will be issued.

The committee has already requested documents and communications related to Eastman’s legal advice and analysis on how former president Donald Trump could seek to overturn the election results and remain in office.

Eastman told The Washington Post last week that he had not been contacted by the panel investigating the insurrection, but a person familiar with the select committee’s work disputed that claim and said investigators have been in touch with Eastman. This person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations, added that a subpoena would be avoidable if Eastman cooperated with the committee’s investigation voluntarily. The committee is expected to issue additional subpoenas to other witnesses in the days ahead.

Eastman, a member of the conservative Federalist Society and a law professor, outlined the scenarios for overturning the election results in two memos that served as the basis of an Oval Office meeting on Jan. 4 between Eastman, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

In recent months, Eastman has distanced himself from the memos, telling the National Review last week that the options he outlined did not represent his advice. He said he wrote the memos at the request of “somebody in the legal team” whose name he could not recall.

But in an Oct. 7 op-ed in the Sacramento Bee, Eastman wrote that he advised Pence to delay counting the electoral votes to give the states time to resolve concerns about voting irregularities.

Asked about the work of the select committee last month, Eastman defended Trump in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody, claiming that “there’s evidence out there” to support the former president’s baseless claims of election fraud.

“There’s all sorts of evidence out there and the notion that anybody just raising these problems with the election is somehow contributing to an insurrection? Look, if in fact the election was stolen then it’s the people who stole the election not the people that are shining a light on the illegalities that occurred that are undermining our democratic institutions,” said Eastman.

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by Anonymousreply 268October 27, 2021 1:57 AM

Caught on camera bragging about his memo:

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by Anonymousreply 269October 27, 2021 2:04 AM

The level of projection is astonishing

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by Anonymousreply 270October 27, 2021 3:33 AM

She’s just an professional troll. Don’t give a shit what she says or does anymore.

by Anonymousreply 271October 27, 2021 12:19 PM

And the nazis continue with their "trial"

by Anonymousreply 272October 27, 2021 1:25 PM

This is the kind of terrorist shit we are up against. And you want to bitch about "cancel culture" from liberals? You want to pretend "both sides" are the same. Go fuck yourself:

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by Anonymousreply 273October 27, 2021 4:21 PM

Part II of the video in R269 has been leaked.

Which makes R268 so much more important.

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by Anonymousreply 274October 28, 2021 12:32 AM

I’m disappointed with the Democrats and the way that they are doing things. They are just as unconcerned with their constituents as the Republicans are with theirs.

by Anonymousreply 275October 28, 2021 1:04 AM

Be disappointed if you must, R275 (I think it's just an insanely hard slog with a coalition as ungainly diverse as Cori Bush and Joe Manchin).

But the Democrats don't actively despise their constituents and act with pathological evil the way the GOP does.

by Anonymousreply 276October 28, 2021 1:11 AM

^^^apathy is just as destructive as despising r276. They are not doing anything for the people who voted for them and put them in office. Only for the corporate donors.

by Anonymousreply 277October 28, 2021 2:11 AM

I don't see it as apathy, R277, and so we fundamentally disagree.

[quote] What the fuck did you expect to get from a 50/50 Senate? Seriously. In what world was compromise not gonna happen with that split?

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by Anonymousreply 278October 28, 2021 2:45 AM

How come no one brings up how fucked up the DNC is itself? How does the DNC chairman (in charge of declaring the Democrat(D) candidate) to any/all political races NOT spot these wolves (practically dancing themselves as sheeps) right off the bat!? No one brings up this KEY function of the DNC. The DNC directs where all the (D) campaign donations fund and go to, right. Why, WHY is Bernie Sanders caucusing with Dem party when he thrives on being the spoiler? Thereby, logically, any fool can pass themselves off as a Dem when they clearly are not! It’s so brazenly displayed by the existence of the Manckins and the Sinema.

This is why I freely substitute DUMS in place of DEMS!

Therefore, since the DUMS get self-fucked over Sanders, why not add

by Anonymousreply 279October 28, 2021 12:53 PM

^^^^ ….why not add Sinema and Mankins?^^^^

by Anonymousreply 280October 28, 2021 12:56 PM

They are cunts

They are CUNTS!

by Anonymousreply 281October 28, 2021 1:28 PM

Bill Kristol

[quote] I can't bear to watch this kind of dreck, so when I saw news of this yesterday, I just assumed it was bad and moved on. But for some reason I did click on it this morning. You really should do so. It's far worse-- more extreme, more loathsome, more dangerous-- than I imagined.

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by Anonymousreply 282October 28, 2021 1:36 PM

News is not real News (like we were brought up to believe).

Today=News entertainment=$$$$$$$black gold…Texas tea.$$$$$$$$$

Maybe we just need to go back to UPI (United Press International) orAP(Associated Press) for news instead of entertainment - sadly, no human interest pieces.

by Anonymousreply 283October 28, 2021 1:53 PM
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by Anonymousreply 285October 28, 2021 5:08 PM

"Weeks after the committee granted Meadows a “short” but indefinite postponement of the initial subpoena deadline, members are growing increasingly frustrated and contemplating when and how to ramp up the pressure."

I can only assume a sternly worded letter will soon make its way to Mr. Meadows!

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by Anonymousreply 286October 29, 2021 12:53 AM

Part III of R269 & R274

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by Anonymousreply 287October 29, 2021 1:51 AM

R286, Jesus Christ, Dems are such fucking pussies. Drag that motherfucker!

by Anonymousreply 288October 29, 2021 1:56 AM

It should be noted again that Meadows has a longtime, establishment, conservative attorney who was DAG in the Bush 1 admin. He's very close buds with Bill Barr. He knows his client will be fine dealing with Dem spinelessness.

by Anonymousreply 289October 29, 2021 2:00 AM

[quote] Sixty-six former lawmakers, including two dozen Republicans, have signed on to a legal brief urging a federal judge to reject former President Donald Trump’s effort to block Jan. 6 investigators from accessing his White House’s records.

[quote] The brief, which is slated to hit the docket in the D.C. federal District Court on Friday, contends that no possible argument about executive privilege could overcome Congress’ need for documents to probe the violent attack on the Capitol — one fueled by Trump’s false claim that the 2020 election was stolen.

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by Anonymousreply 290October 29, 2021 2:16 AM

Time is if the essence here.

by Anonymousreply 291October 29, 2021 12:57 PM

[bold] Jan. 6 committee allows Trump DOJ official to postpone appearance after he loses his lawyer [/bold]

The panel made the decision Thursday after being informed that Clark’s lawyer, Robert Driscoll, had dropped his representation of the former Justice Department official. Because of the change, the committee granted Clark a brief postponement, according to a committee staffer who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the decision has not been announced publicly.

Getting Clark’s testimony is a high priority for the panel, which seeks to understand “all the details about efforts inside the previous administration to delay the certification of the 2020 election and amplify misinformation about the election results,” Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), the committee chairman, said in a statement last week.

[...]

Clark wrote and circulated a draft letter dated Dec. 28, addressed to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R), that urged officials in that state to investigate unfounded claims of fraud. In addition, Trump considered a plan to oust then-acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen and replace him with Clark, who appeared open to pursuing Trump’s attempts to overturn the election results.

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by Anonymousreply 292October 29, 2021 1:40 PM

Adam Kinzinger is dropping out of Congress:

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by Anonymousreply 293October 29, 2021 4:10 PM

[quote]Jan. 6 committee allows Trump DOJ official to postpone appearance after he loses his lawyer

Oh for fuck sake!!!

by Anonymousreply 294October 29, 2021 4:23 PM

[quote] Heather Shaner, an attorney who represents multiple defendants in Jan. 6 cases, confirmed that one of her clients will be remotely interviewed Friday afternoon.

[quote] Shaner also revealed that she helped connect the committee with another source — not one of her clients — who claimed to have information related to associates of Alex Jones, the far right broadcaster who helped promote pro-Trump election conspiracy theories.

[quote] “We want to see the queens and kings prosecuted not the pawns,” Shaner told NBC.

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by Anonymousreply 295October 29, 2021 5:25 PM

WTAF is Garland waiting for? An engraved invitation?

by Anonymousreply 296October 29, 2021 10:35 PM

The same guy from R269 & R274 & R287

As Pence hid from Jan. 6 mob, Trump attorney John Eastman emailed Pence team to say VP’s refusal to block certification caused the riot—then continued to press for Pence to halt the count

[quote] "The ‘siege’ is because YOU and your boss did not do what was necessary to allow this to be aired in a public way so that the American people can see for themselves what happened,” Eastman wrote to Jacob, referring to Trump’s claims of voter fraud.

[quote] Eastman sent the email as Pence, who had been presiding in the Senate, was under guard with Jacob and other advisers in a secure area. Rioters were tearing through the Capitol complex, some of them calling for Pence to be executed.

[quote] Jacob wrote in his draft article that Eastman and Giuliani were part of a “cadre of outside lawyers” who had “spun a web of lies and disinformation” in an attempt to pressure Pence to betray his oath of office and the Constitution.

[quote] Jacob wrote that legal authorities should consider taking action against the attorneys.

[quote] “Now that the moment of immediate crisis has passed, the legal profession should dispassionately examine whether the attorneys involved should be disciplined for using their credentials to sell a stream of snake oil to the most powerful office in the world, wrapped in the guise of a lawyer’s advice,” he wrote in the draft.

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