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Democratic Group Asks Dept of Justice to Investigate Trumpís Attack on NFL Players
The Wrap ^ | September 26, 2017 | Itay Hod

Posted on 09/28/2017 6:44:48 AM PDT by EdnaMode

The Democratic Coalition — the political group that filed an ethics complaint against Donald Trump over the weekend — has filed a second complaint with the Department of Justice Tuesday, TheWrap has learned.

The group is asking the DOJ whether the president violated federal law when he called on NFL owners to fire players who kneel in protest during the national anthem.

“Since there are both ethical and criminal components to President Trump’s actions in this case, we have filed formal complaints with both OGE and DOJ,” Democratic Coalition chairman Jon Cooper told TheWrap. “Considering the serious nature of this matter, it is our expectation that the complaints will receive full and fair consideration by both agencies.”

The group cited a statute which makes it a crime punishable by a fine or up to 15 years in prison or both, for the president, as well as members of Congress and other federal officials, to influence or threaten to influence a private company’s hiring practices “solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation.”

“We respectfully request that the U.S. Department of Justice investigate these potential criminal violations and take all appropriate disciplinary actions against President Trump,” the coalition wrote in its complaint, addressed to Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

Trump kicked up a media firestorm Friday when he suggested during a rally in Alabama that coaches should get the “son of a b—” players off the field if they continued to kneel. The comments triggered widespread protests from athletes, the league and coaches, many of whom condemned Trump’s comments.

The president continued his assault on the sports world over the weekend and into Tuesday with a series of tweets slamming NFL’s ratings and encouraging fans to boycott upcoming games.

(Excerpt) Read more at thewrap.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: colinkaepernick; democraticcoalition; democrats; doj; leftists; liberals; nfl; presidenttrump; trump
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The left is getting desperate since they know Trump is winning on this issue.
1 posted on 09/28/2017 6:44:48 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

Bless their hearts.


2 posted on 09/28/2017 6:46:12 AM PDT by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: EdnaMode

Hopefully their legal bill is through the roof.


3 posted on 09/28/2017 6:46:36 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: EdnaMode

Democrats talking ethics?
Bwahahahahaha.


4 posted on 09/28/2017 6:46:41 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: EdnaMode

I want to throw things.

That is all.


5 posted on 09/28/2017 6:46:55 AM PDT by madison10 (Praying for President Trump and more wisdom for him)
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To: EdnaMode

Yet, no concern about Obie’s attack on police officers.


6 posted on 09/28/2017 6:46:56 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: EdnaMode

Maybe the group will ask the DOJ if Hillary Clinton violated any laws with the classified material on the email server?


7 posted on 09/28/2017 6:47:55 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: EdnaMode

Proof that YouTuber Mark Dice is right: they need to find a cure for Liberalism (more like Leftism).


8 posted on 09/28/2017 6:48:27 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's Economic Cure)
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To: EdnaMode

Wow so responding to and having an opinion on the flag is now considered an attack by deranged Leftist?

These people are insane.


9 posted on 09/28/2017 6:49:39 AM PDT by Enlightened1
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Investigation?

Bring it on!

That's a national debate that would be healthy for the Republic.

Maybe the Collectivists/Corporatists/Democrats would like to begin with telling the class what the declared purpose of this Republic IS?

10 posted on 09/28/2017 6:50:03 AM PDT by HLPhat ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS" -- Government with any other purpose is not American.)
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To: EdnaMode

Good luck with that you dimwitted shmucks.


11 posted on 09/28/2017 6:51:08 AM PDT by Leep (Less talk more ACTiON!)
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To: Howie66

Bless their hearts.


Precisely. Trump plays these people like a fiddle.


12 posted on 09/28/2017 6:52:14 AM PDT by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: EdnaMode

So let me get this straight. The left assures everyone that the NFL players have the right — the right, darn it! — to protest, yet President Trump cannot say anything — at all.

Now I know the left is losing this.


13 posted on 09/28/2017 6:52:27 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: robroys woman

Mr. President, please say, ‘The players acted stupidly.’


14 posted on 09/28/2017 6:54:00 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: EdnaMode

If the left were smart, they would just sit back and enjoy their victory here.

Are they trying to save the NFL now? Two entities they hate are being vilified by their victorious destruction of American culture (that is NFL football).

If they want to start down this road, we will find ourselves diverting this anger back to the liberals/democrats. And the enemy of my enemy of my enemy will have a new target all over again.

I don’t know how I feel about the Libs helping the NFL by changing the narrative for Trump and the NFL.


15 posted on 09/28/2017 6:54:03 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (You couldn't pay me enough to be famous for being stupid!)
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To: EdnaMode

The NFL players were allegedly exercising their first amendment rights, and so was President Trump. He didn’t use the power of the feral government to come down on them. He just criticized them.


16 posted on 09/28/2017 6:54:35 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>)
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Mr. President, please say, ‘The players acted stupidly.’


Priceless!


17 posted on 09/28/2017 6:55:13 AM PDT by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: EdnaMode

I don’t think they know what Trump said at all. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘get that son of a bitch off the field right now — he’s fired,’”


18 posted on 09/28/2017 6:55:50 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: EdnaMode
Democrats are so desperate that they are just madly slinging anything and everything at Trump in the desperate hope that something eventually sticks. Of course, the problem with that is after a while voters just tune them out completely, like the classroom tattle-tale or the boy who cried wolf.
19 posted on 09/28/2017 6:57:25 AM PDT by apillar
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To: EdnaMode

“solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation.”

So he wanted only the Registered Democrats fired? That’s what it would take for that law to apply, given the clear and unambiguous wording.


20 posted on 09/28/2017 6:57:42 AM PDT by sourcery (Non Aquiesco: "I do not consent" (Latin))
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