[CNN] The mayor of Flint, Michigan, reacted to a federal lawsuit which claims donors were directed away from a charity for victims of the city's water crisis and toward a fund sharing a name with her campaign fund Wednesday, calling the allegations "outrageously false." Guess her political party!
In the suit filed Monday, fired administrator Natasha Henderson claims that in February 2016, Flint's current mayor, Karen Weaver, directed a former city employee and a city volunteer to stop directing potential donors to a charity called Safe Water/Safe Homes. That charity was run by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and had been approved by the city for water-crisis donations.
Instead, the lawsuit claims city employee Maxine Murray was directed by Weaver to begin directing donations to "Karenabout Flint." According to the lawsuit, Murray came to Henderson "in tears" and in fear of "going to jail."
Weaver deferred response to the allegations to her legal counsel, but not without making a comment. Graft and illegal political money in a PARTY UNNAMED run city!?!? Impossible!
"It saddens me that someone would attempt to taint me as Mayor of a city that is dealing with a major public health crisis, which has affected every man, woman and child in Flint," she said. "I will continue to work hard to serve the people of Flint, seek support for our residents, and secure the necessary resources from generous donors from around our great nation to help the city and citizens I have been elected to serve."
CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of "Karenabout Flint," and it does not appear in any state tax registries. "Karen About Flint" was Weaver's campaign slogan when she ran for mayor in 2015, and her Twitter handle is @karenaboutflint.
Murray could not be reached for comment.
The suit claims that the switch was made without the approval of Flint's city council or of the receivership transition advisory board, which was set up to help the city transition from being under state financial control.
The city declined to comment, citing pending litigation.
Flint has been navigating its way through a devastating water crisis for the past two years. Hazardous levels of lead were found in residents' tap water after the city switched its water source from the Great Lakes to the Flint River.
Weaver defeated a fellow sitting Democratic mayor in November by running on a platform of fighting for Flint residents who believed officials hadn't done enough to protect them during the ongoing water crisis. Part of this plan was replacing several city employees. Only now, halfway through the article and past the pictures that cut it in two at the bottom do they talk about political party. The rest is gushing over how all the demoncrats love her and Flint loves her. Of course they do. She pays them for it with other people's money.
Just another day for a criminal enterprise masquerading as a political party
Lawsuits oftentimes produce healthy (out of court) cash settlements which are eventually paid for by taxpaying constituents. Bringing indictments which could result in sending homie pols to prison. Not so good in the hood.
[Investors Bus Daily] Deep State: Were the Justice Department and FBI corrupted by their efforts to protect Hillary Clinton and her future chances at the presidency? Recent revelations suggest the answer is an unqualified yes, and now those who cooperated may soon feel the law's sting for doing so.
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe may be the worst off. In addition to possible charges for lying under oath for denying that he leaked information to the Wall Street Journal (in large part dfto answer swirling rumors in the journalistic community), it's alleged that he ordered FBI agents working on the Clinton Foundation investigation to stand down.
Now, evidence suggests he told the FBI's Washington field office to also "stand down" from its investigation of Clinton's private-email server. That investigation followed a New York Times piece that appeared in 2015, detailing Hillary Clinton's possible illegal use of an unsecured, home-brew email server for her official business as secretary of state. It appears to be a clear violation of the law.
"Multiple former FBI officials, along with a Congressional official, say that while there may have been internal squabbling over the FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation at the time, there was allegedly another 'stand-down' order by McCabe regarding the opening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of her private email for official government business," wrote independent journalist Sarah Carter.
That's two stand-down orders, if you're counting, that McCabe made. That he would intervene twice on behalf of Clinton suggests not an abundance of caution but that he had political qualms rather than merely procedural ones.
It's a troubling question of political interference that that could deeply taint the FBI for years to come, and make doing its job all the much harder, particularly if it's viewed as a politically-biased agency by a major part of the country.
But former FBI chief James Comey isn't far behind McCabe.
Comey opposed the idea of a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton's egregious misuse of her email system ‐ which, intelligence experts say, likely exposed U.S. classified material to both the Russian and Chinese intelligence agencies ‐ despite substantial evidence of a crime.
Why? Because, he wrote, the main reason for appointing a special counsel would have been because there were serious questions about then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch's ability to be unbiased ‐ especially after the unplanned, unrecorded and highly curious half-hour meeting she had with Bill Clinton while sitting in a jet plane at the Phoenix airport.
[TheHornNews] Showing off her gold commissioner’s badge and bragging about her political influence during a profanity-laced tirade at two police officers, a hotshot Democratic lobbyist with deep political connections bit off more than she could chew.
That behavior may work in the Washington, D.C. swamp ‐ but it won’t work with beat cops.
Video of Caren Turner’s reaction to her daughter’s routine traffic stop over Easter weekend went viral on Tuesday ‐ and it’s a distrubing glimpse into the contempt Democrats have for our police. Turner, who was formally a chairwoman of Hillary Clinton’s election finance committee, was swiftly fired from her position at the New York / New Jersey Port Authority after public outcry over her behavior.
In the video, Turner belittled the officers and demanded they tell her why her car was being pulled over and being impounded. She attempted to intimidate the two Tenafly officers with her political connections. She complained that their stop had "ruined" her holiday weekend and that she would be calling the police commissioner personally.
The officers didn’t flinch ‐ and after the video was released following media requests, Turner was forced to resign as head of the Government and Ethics committee and Port Authority’s Operations committee.
Turner is a top Democratic lobbyist that is shuttled between Washington, D.C. and her home in Tenafly, New Jersey, one of the wealthiest areas of the country. She was appointed to the high ranking Port Authority job after Democratic pressure on former Gov. Chris Christie to put more women in top positions.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy ||
04/26/2018 00:00 ||
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The officers didn’t flinch
Knowing it was all on dash cam, they loved every minute of it.
Showing off her gold commissioner’s badge and bragging about her political influence during a profanity-laced tirade at two police officers, a hotshot Democratic lobbyist with deep political connections bit off more than she could chew.
Golly, that usually works. I must be outside the swamp.
Are you sure that's not a Hillary clone? Cause aside from the height, that looks like a Hillary clone.
Posted by: Charles ||
04/26/2018 8:00 Comments ||
The People Who Want To Run Your Life™
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
04/26/2018 9:29 Comments ||
Yep. The mask comes off and you can see them for the narcissistic tyrants they are. They want to run your health care, take your money and keep you powerless and dependent on them and you will love them for it!
Classic 'Do you know who I am?' video at the link, 8 min. long.
[Powerline] - I suspect many of our readers have heard about the viral story this week of Caren Turner, a Democratic hack in New Jersey (will I offend our New Jersey readers if I say this is redundant?) who served as the ethics commissioner for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who attempted to go full "do-you-know-who-I-am?" on two dutiful Tenafly police officers. But if you haven’t seen it, you’re in for a treat.
[FoxNews] Democratic campaign organizations have paid or pledged to pay more than $2 million for key parts of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign infrastructure -- including her email list and campaign software -- as the party ramps up a costly campaign to win back both houses of Congress this November, The Intercept reported Wednesday.
According to the report, the Democratic National Committee will pay Clinton's PAC Onward Together $1.65 million for access to her campaign resources, including voter data. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has paid more than $700,000 to rent the email list.
In contrast, then-President Barack Obama gifted his email list worth nearly $2 million to the DNC as an in-kind contribution in 2015, the report added.
Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile told The Intercept she had negotiated quarterly payments to the Clinton campaign in exchange for access to the list. She said the last payment initially was scheduled for February of this year. However, DNC spokesperson Xochitl Hinojosa told the website that Brazile's successor, Tom Perez, restructured the payment schedule and redirected the money to Onward Together.
According to OpenSecrets.org and Federal Election Commission records, the DNC has made four payments to Onward Together between January and March of this year, totaling $705,000. Hinojosa told The Intercept the remaining money would be paid out by October.
[Breitbart] Although the far-left CNN buried its big news under 15 paragraphs of excuse-making for the latest anti-gay scribblings that surfaced on MSNBC anchor Joy Reid’s old blog, what more does anyone need to know than the following: "The Library of Congress ... contains the disputed posts and lists them as having been archived on January 12, 2006."
But-but-but I was told the Wayback machine was hacked in an attempt to frame Anti-Trump Resistance Leader Joy Reid as a homophobe?
But-but-but I was told the screencaps had been altered as a means to frame Anti-Trump Resistance Leader Joy Reid as a homophobe?
Well, now we know (and CNN’s attempt to bury the news is the best proof it is true) that the posts in question from Joy Reid’s now-shuttered blog, The Reid Report, were archived all the way back in January of 2006. Which is another way of saying that Reid’s claim she was hacked makes absolutely no sense.
Why in the world would anyone want to frame Joy Reid as a homophobe in 2006?
Well, a black, ex-muslim woman, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is an outcast to the left, so do the math...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
04/26/2018 10:48 Comments ||
If Joy is not a Muslim she should consider converting retro-actively because whatever nasty thing she said about gays is okay coming from a Muslim. She can lie low for a couple of weeks, write her book, and then on the book tour talk about how she was persecuted for her religious beliefs.
Weeeelll… Lessee. You can choose to be gay (or claim to be) you can choose to be muzz (or claim to be). Rachel Dolezal crapped out at claiming to be black. Sean King seems to be getting a, uh, pass. So you need (or maybe not) a genetic component and then two unprovable declarations and you could be John Brennan, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
04/26/2018 11:03 Comments ||
She can lie low for a couple of weeks
And then push a blindfolded gay off a fourth story wall on Morning Joe to consolidate her creds.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
04/26/2018 11:09 Comments ||
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.