[REDSTATE] So far the media has managed to avert its eyes and studiously ignore a major story of corruption and malfeasance in Congress because to cover said story would totally destroy a narrative and expose them to allegations that they are racist.
At the epicenter of this tale is the pustulent and rather dim Elijah Cummings ...Representative-for-life from Maryland, representing half of Baltimore City, which makes his district ultra-safe, and most of Howard County, which is out-populated by the city. His shiny pate is the reason we pronounce the city name Baldymore. Cummings' politix are so liberal they're tedious, nor is he any more honest than the next seedy professional pol... from my current state of residence. Cummings is your typical product of the Maryland Democrat machine. The reek of corruption is always near him but never quite attaches to him because he is, as I said, the product of the Maryland Democrat machine and therefore bulletproof. Now all of that may be getting ready to change.
In late May, the National Legal and Policy Center filed an IRS ...the Internal Revenue Service; that office of the United States government that collects taxes and persecutes the regime's political enemies... complaint against Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who is the wife of Elijah Cummings.
The Complaint describes a score of apparent Internal Revenue Code violations, including prohibited private benefit and inurement of the Cummings. CGPS has received millions in grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and, in late 2017, was granted a million-dollar contract from the General Services Administration. The funds were purportedly provided to fight childhood obesity. The Complaint asks the IRS to investigate whether "its organizers are getting fat off the grants."
At the same time she heads CGPS, Mrs. Cummings heads a for-profit consulting firm called Global Policy Solutions, LLC, whose operations appear to have been indistinguishable from those of CGPS. The two entities have shared office space, telephones, etc., all of which are flagrant violations of the Internal Revenue Code.
With a Republican, the Washington Post would have been all over this, in this case, the Post sent out a stenographer to take down the denial:
"It appears a conservative front group and a news outlet . . . are pushing a hit piece filled with faulty research, lies and innuendo in an attempt to tarnish my personal reputation, professional work and public service as well as that of my spouse," Rockeymoore Cummings said in a statement, calling the effort a "distasteful attempt to intimidate my family into silence at such a pivotal moment in our nation’s history."
She declined to answer follow-up questions about her nonprofit’s work, donors and contracts.
" What difference, at this point, does it make?"
After people like Alcee Hastings, Charles Rangel or Teddy Kennedy my Cynicism Meter™ was overloaded a long time ago from how different certain politicians are treated by the MSM.
[REUTERS] Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against U.S. President Donald Trump ...The man who was so stupid he beat fourteen professional politicians, a former tech CEO, and a brain surgeon for the Republican nomination in 2016, then beat The Smartest Woman in the World in the general election... , has been sued by a paraplegic former client who accused him of siphoning away a $4 million settlement he had won.
Geoffrey Johnson is seeking at least $9.5 million, plus punitive damages, from Avenatti and several former colleagues in his civil lawsuit filed with the Orange County Superior Court in Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,.
"I never thought I would get victimized by my own attorney," Johnson, who uses a wheelchair, said at a presser on Thursday. "I wish he had just given me my money."
Johnson’s claims are also part of federal prosecutors’ criminal case against Avenatti, who has pleaded not guilty "Wudn't me." to wire fraud, bank fraud, extortion and other charges, including defrauding other clients, in California and New York.
"Mr. Johnson’s claims are categorically false and frivolous, and his case will be thrown out of court," Avenatti said in an email.
[PJ] One sometimes hears of politicians enjoying a "honeymoon" period in the early days after taking office. During these honeymoons, political differences are for the moment put aside so the newly installed officeholder can put his administration in place unperturbed by petty squabbles. In Chicago, where Mayor Lori Lightfoot was elected in April and sworn in on May 20, the honeymoon is already over.
Regular readers will recall I have a special fondness for Chicago, where I first visited more than 30 years ago and made friendships that have lasted to this day. So it saddens me to watch from afar as the city’s reputation for culture, architecture, and professional sports is overshadowed by its reputation for corruption and crime. To cite just one of the latest examples of corruption, Alderman Ed Burke, who has served on the city council for 50 years, is facing federal racketeering and bribery charges after being secretly recorded by Alderman Daniel Solis, who, facing corruption allegations of his own, cooperated with the FBI and wore a wire for at least two years during meetings with Burke and other city officials.
The blogger Paul Kersey refers to what's happening as the arrival of black-run America. The gist is black politicians think everything will be just fine if black criminals are left to their own devices without interference from law enforcement. This obviously has implications for anyone who isn't interested in being the victim of a black criminal.
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[BREITBART] The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday subpoenaed retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and former Trump Deputy Campaign Manager Rick Gates for documents and testimony.
Rep. Adam Schiff ...Showboating U.S. Representative for Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,'s 28th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, Schiff has served in Congress since 2001. He currently serves as the chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In a manner reminiscent of Joe McCarthy, on March 22, 2017, in a interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC Schiff claimed there was “more than circumstantial evidence now” that Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia." Todd followed up by asking if he had seen direct evidence of collusion and Schiff responded that there was "evidence that is not circumstantial and is very much worthy of investigation.",.. (D-CA), the panel’s chairman, claims the pair have been uncooperative in Congress’s "oversight" investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
"As part of our oversight work, the House Intelligence Committee is continuing to examine the deep counterintelligence concerns raised in Special Counsel Mueller’s report, and that requires speaking directly with the fact witnesses," Schiff said in a statement. "Both Michael Flynn and Rick Gates were critical witnesses for Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, but so far have refused to cooperate fully with Congress."
The Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, Democrat continued: "That’s simply unacceptable. The American people, and the Congress, deserve to hear directly from these two critical witnesses. We hope these witnesses come to recognize their cooperation as being with the United States, not merely the Department of Justice."
Flynn and Gates are to turn over documents to the committee by June 26th and sit for an interview, under oath, on July 10th, the subpoena states.
Flynn admitted to making false statements to the FBI regarding conversations he shared with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in 2017, while Gates pleaded guilty to false statements and conspiracy charges related to political consulting efforts he and onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort undertook for Ukraine. The trio was charged as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into now-debunked collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.
After being charged railroaded with a "false testimony" charge by the FBI Democratic apparatchiks ...? Show up and repeat the following: "On the advice of my lawyer I decline to..." again and again and again...
[The Hill] The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday released a legal opinion backing up the Treasury Department's decision to reject a request by congressional Democrats for six years of President Trump's tax returns.
"While the Executive Branch should accord due deference and respect to congressional requests, Treasury was not obliged to accept the Committee’s stated purpose without question, and based on all the facts and circumstances, we agreed that the Committee lacked a legitimate legislative purpose for its request," Steven Engel, an assistant attorney general in DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel, said in the 33-page opinion.
The opinion comes after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin last month rejected a subpoena from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) demanding Trump's personal and business tax returns from 2013 through 2018.
When Mnuchin rejected Neal's request, he said he did so upon the advice of DOJ, and that the Justice Department would publish a legal opinion with its advice.
Both Mnuchin and Neal have said they expect the tax return issue to end up in the courts.
Then can the Senate investigate Speaker Pelosi (D) and all of her staff on suspicion of mopery, dopery and skullduggery by demanding all of their records from the time they were born? Need to make sure, ya'know there is 'no proof of innocence', right?
[CNSNEWS] Including a citizenship question in the U.S. Census would be a horror as unspeakable as the Dred Scott decision or the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez Dem represntative from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details... (D-N.Y.) told a House hearing Wednesday.
"Citizenship" is "an acknowledge of power" and comes from being "a person in our democracy," and not from a Supreme Court decision, Ocasio-Cortez said, alluding to the high court’s anticipated ruling on the constitutionality of adding a citizenship question to the Census: The stoopid is strong with this one
I think what we need is a program like this: All self-declared "citizens of the world (AOC, Bath House, Jawn Kerry and so on) get a brand new CotW passport, a plane ticket to Brussels and a big package of high end hotel and shopping vouchers. Then they will get on a nice shiny airliner that will be flown by remote control and fueled just enough to reach the mid-Atlantic. Wash and repeat.
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Canada must be close to overflowing with all the genteel elites running away from us'n's mouth breathing inbreds. We're all out to kill us some furriners.
[THEHILL] Former Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant.... has a small lead over the field of Democratic contenders in Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,, but Sen. Elizabeth Being Native American has been part of my story since the day I was born Warren ...Dem Senatrix from Massachussetts, who traces her noble lineage all the way back to Big Chief Spouting Bull. It has been alleged that she speaks with forked tongue but she denies that. She had a DNA test to prove her lineage and it turns out she's colorless... (D-Mass.) is hot on his heels and has edged past Sen. Bernie Sanders ...The only first openly Socialist member of the U.S. Senate. Sanders was Representative-for-Life from Vermont until moving to the Senate for the rest of his life in 2006, assuming the seat vacated by Jim Jeffords. He ran for the 2016 nomination for president, to be cheated out of it by Hillary Clinton, then went back to being a socialist... (I-Vt.) into second place, according to a new poll.
The survey from the University of California, Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies finds Biden at 22 percent support. Warren and Sanders are in a statistical tie, at 18 percent and 17 percent, respectively.
Sen. Kámala Harris Former Oakland mayor Willie Brown's former mistress, now a senatrix from California and 2020 Dem presidential hopeful, indistinguishable from the others... (D-Calif.), who will need a strong showing in her home state to compete, is in fourth place with 13 percent, followed by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 10 percent.
California Democrats will cast ballots earlier than in previous cycles, making the most delegate-rich state in the contest a huge prize for the contenders. Voters will cast ballots on Super Tuesday, on March 3.
And a great national park it is. Most visited NP east of the Mississippi. Gatlinburg is nearby, as is Dollywood. Make sure to check out Smokey Mt. Knife Works and Bud's Gun Shop when you get tired of hikin', hootin' and hollerin'.
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Article didn't specify if she was second worst or just first loser.
Kabuki for the rubes, since the Senate will never pass it.
[CNN] A House panel will hold a hearing next week on the topic of reparations for slavery.
The House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties is set to hold a hearing June 19 on legislation that would establish a commission to study the consequences and impacts of slavery and make recommendations for reparations proposals. The hearing is titled "H.R. 40 and the Path to Restorative Justice."
The bill is sponsored by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee ......the clownish U.S. Representative-for-life for Texas's 18th congressional district, serving since 1995. The district includes most of inner-city Houston. She is noted for her lack of tact and intellect. She is a member of the Democratic Party, and almost its epitome...... of Texas. The bill would create a commission of 13 members who would compile a report of findings and recommendations on the issue and send it to Congress. Former Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, who served until 2017, had previously introduced legislation on reparations repeatedly over the span of multiple sessions of Congress.
For decades, reparations for slavery has mostly been an idea debated outside the mainstream of American political thought.
Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates put a spotlight on the subject with a widely-read piece, "The Case for Reparations," in 2014 in The Atlantic.
"The real issue is whether and how this nation can come to grips with the legacy of slavery that still infects current society," Jackson Lee said in a statement in January.
Since many northern soldiers gave their lives in the course of freeing the slaves call it a wash. In other words Rep. Jackson, time to shut your pie hole and forget about it. Besides, it was your side (Dems) who was perpetuating slavery at the time (and since too).
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.