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  • Man in Trump video was jailed, released under Joe Arpaio [barf; AP lies]

    11/02/2018 5:05:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 2, 2018 | Jacques Billeaud
    A political ad from President Donald Trump that shows a Mexican immigrant bragging about killing police officers has put the spotlight back on noted immigration hard-liner Joe Arpaio, who detained and released the man in the video years ago. The former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix says he’s being unfairly blamed for releasing the immigrant depicted in the video that has stoked immigration anxieties in the days leading up to the midterm elections. The ad centers on Luis Bracamontes, who was convicted of murder in the 2014 shooting deaths of two sheriff’s deputies in California while he was in the...
  • Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio sues New York Times for libel

    10/17/2018 11:32:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 17, 2018 | By HOLLY ROSENKRANTZ
    Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who lost his U.S. Senate bid in August, filed a lawsuit against The New York Times and one of its opinion writers over an opinion piece that he says contains ''several false, defamatory factual assertions" that he claims damage his chances of running for office again. Arpaio, 86, is seeking $147.5 million in damages, as well as attorney fees. The suit, filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that New York Times writer Michelle Cottle purposely made malicious statements that would negatively affect a bid for the late Sen. John...
  • AZ CALLED FOR MC SALLY

    08/28/2018 8:26:38 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 60 replies
    Pretty decisive Only 29% for Ward. Blame Arpaio I guess. Ward is now damaged for the 2020 McCain rerun. We can only hope that turnout was high.
  • Kelli Ward refuses to say whether she'd back Rep. Martha McSally as Arizona Senate primary nears

    07/29/2018 4:14:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 41 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July, 25, 2018 | Dan Merica
    There is no love lost between state Sen. Kelli Ward and Rep. Martha McSally, the two top Arizona Republicans vying to represent the party in November's Senate election. But their race has grown so contentious roughly a month before Republican voters pick their nominee that Ward, who's challenging McSally from the right, is making the case that it would be "disingenuous" for her to support McSally should the sitting congresswoman win the nomination. Arizona is one of the few states where Democrats believe they are in a position to flip a Senate seat this fall. Arizona narrowly backed President Donald...
  • Agency: Court can’t appoint prosecutor against Arpaio

    07/02/2018 9:28:03 PM PDT · by blueplum · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 01 Jul 2018 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says an appeals court overstepped its bounds when it ordered the appointment of a special prosecutor to pursue an appeal involving a pardon of retired Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The appointment was previously ordered by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.{snip} The Justice Department said in its appellate brief that “the government does not abdicate the prosecutorial function when it agrees with a defendant on a legal question.” Arpaio’s attorneys argued that appointing a special prosecutor “raises serious questions about whether the court is actively participating in the prosecution...."
  • Mike Pence Has A Fever And The Only Prescription Is More … Joe Arpaio

    05/03/2018 4:02:30 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 2nd 2018 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Lotta agita over this on both sides of political media today, I think because Pence is still held to a slightly higher standard than Trump is. He spent most of his career as a dogmatic conservative and even endorsed Ted Cruz (verrrry reluctantly) over Trump before the Indiana primary in 2016. He gets the same benefit of the doubt from the politerati that Kellyanne Conway does: He and she are old hands in D.C. and therefore they’re supposed to “know better.” Trump calling a guy a champion of the rule of law who once referred to his own prison as...
  • 9th Circuit appoints special prosecutor against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    04/18/2018 3:31:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 135 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Dissenting judge on panel worries ruling could foster ‘inappropriate… political attacks’ on presidencyA federal appeals court said this week it will appoint a lawyer to argue that former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s contempt of court conviction should remain on his record despite President Trump’s pardon. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that since the federal Justice Department is supporting both the pardon and Mr. Arpaio’s request to have his conviction stricken, someone else needs to argue the other side. Mr. Arpaio argues that the pardon came before he had a chance to appeal his conviction, and even before...
  • Judge Jeanine Falsely Claims Birth Certificate Forgery “Solved”

    01/14/2018 8:17:37 PM PST · by Elderberry · 61 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | 1/14/2018 | Sharon Rondeau
    WHO “GOT” TO HER?On Saturday night’s edition of “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” host Jeanine Pirro erroneously stated that the question of a falsified “long-form” birth certificate purportedly issued by the state of Hawaii on behalf of Barack Hussein Obama had been “solved.” The segment began by showing a clip of President Donald Trump expressing optimism that Congress will address the “DACA” issue dealing with illegals now in their 20s and 30s who were brought to the U.S. as children by family members. The DACA program, instituted by Obama by executive action, is set to expire on March 5, with Trump...
  • Joe Arpaio: Obama's birth certificate is a 'phony document'

    01/11/2018 7:56:47 AM PST · by Elderberry · 245 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/11/2018 | Sophie Tatum
    Controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday called former President Barack Obama's birth certificate a "phony document" in an interview on CNN. "No doubt about it, we have the evidence, I'm not going to go into all the details, yeah, it's a phony document," Arpaio said on "Cuomo Primetime." Arpaio announced Tuesday that he is running for the Arizona US Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Jeff Flake, who is retiring from Congress at the end of his term. He was a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump during the campaign, and was pardoned by the President in August. The...
  • Jury Rules for Arpaio in Lawsuit by Senator's Son, Ex-Wife

    12/15/2017 12:33:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Blufield Daily Telegraph ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | JACQUES BILLEAUD and PAUL DAVENPORT
    An Arizona jury has refused to award damages against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a civil trial for bringing a since-dismissed criminal case against one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons in the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs. Jurors deliberated nearly an hour before ruling late Thursday against Austin Flake and his then-wife Logan Brown in their malicious-prosecution lawsuit stemming from Arpaio's investigation into the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs at a kennel operated by Flake's in-laws. Flake and Brown, who were in college at the time, were caring for the dogs while the in-laws were out of town.
  • Arpaio 'seriously, seriously, seriously' considering Senate run

    12/07/2017 9:18:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/07/2017
    Former Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio told The Daily Beast Thursday that he is “seriously, seriously, seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate” to replace the retiring Jeff Flake. The Daily Beast reached out to Arpaio shortly after Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., announced his resignation over discussions with two female staffers about whether they would consider being a surrogate mother. […] Should Arpaio enter the race, he would be joining a crowded Republican primary field that includes Rep. Martha McSally and former state senator Kelli Ward. Ward, who was leading Flake by 26 points in one poll taken before...
  • Malicious-prosecution suit against Joe Arpaio goes to trial

    12/06/2017 4:17:51 AM PST · by GregNH · 25 replies
    AP NEWS ^ | 12/06/2017 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona jurors who will decide a malicious-prosecution trial against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio were told that one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons suffered from depression as a result of a now-dismissed animal cruelty case that the lawman brought against him. The jury was told on the opening day of the civil trial that Austin Flake and his ex-wife Logan Brown still suffer emotional distress from the charges they faced when 21 dogs at a kennel operated by the younger Flake's in-laws died from heat exhaustion. The Flakes were watching the dogs while the in-laws were in Florida....
  • Democracy Alliance: Soros Billionaires Club for Revolution

    01/25/2017 2:34:22 PM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 January 2017 | William F. Jasper
    Even as Democrats publicly and loudly decry corporatist political “dark money,” billionaire Democrats and other donors funnel hundreds of millions to radical and violent causes.   Barely a week had passed after Donald Trump’s historic upset in the November 8 presidential election, but some of the world’s richest individuals were already launching a counteroffensive. George Soros and his fellow deep-pocket funders of the Democratic Party and left-wing causes gathered with a lineup of party activists and luminaries from Hollywood, K Street, and Wall Street for a three-day “investment conference” (November 15-17) at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C....
  • Federal judge refuses to overturn Trump pardon of Arpaio

    10/05/2017 6:18:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 10/4/2017 | Katherine Davis-Young
    A federal judge on Wednesday upheld President Donald Trump’s pardon earlier this year of 85-year-old former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, rejecting legal challenges by outside groups. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton said that she had considered the petitions filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and other organizations, including one staffed by lawyers who worked for former Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration, but found no legal grounds to overturn the pardon. Bolton did not rule on a request by Arpaio’s attorneys to take the further step of vacating his conviction. Trump, a Republican who has promised to build...
  • Judge formally dismisses Arpaio's criminal case

    10/04/2017 12:14:13 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 38 replies
    Fox 10 ^ | 10/04/2017 | na
    A federal judge has upheld the validity of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's pardon despite claims from critics that letting his clemency stand would encourage officials to disobey future court orders. Judge Susan Bolton cited U.S. Supreme Court precedent Wednesday when she formally dismissed the criminal case against the former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix. Two months ago, Bolton found Arpaio guilty of disobeying a court order to stop his traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. The ruling comes five weeks after President Donald Trump pardoned Arpaio's conviction for disobeying a 2011 court order to stop his traffic patrols that targeted immigrants....
  • Arpaio maintains Obama's birth certificate is fake at Fresno GOP event (Video)

    09/30/2017 7:58:16 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 140 replies
    12 News , KPNX ^ | September 29, 2017
    Former sheriff Joe Arpaio maintains Obama's birth certificate is fake while taking questions at Fresno GOP fundraiser.
  • Dems demand to be part of Arpaio case, say Trump pardon is illegal

    09/27/2017 12:27:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 27, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Arpaio lawyer calls Democrats ‘narcissistic imbeciles’Congressional Democrats escalated the battle over former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Wednesday, filing briefs urging a federal judge to ignore President Trump’s pardon and carry out sentencing for the controversial lawman. The Democrats, led by the party’s senior members on the House Judiciary Committee, said Mr. Trump was showing his own contempt for the judiciary by issuing the pardon, and could even be seen to be endorsing Mr. Arpaio’s original behavior that landed him in hot water. Legally, the Democrats said, only courts can be involved in contempt of court cases, and they said by trying...
  • Fresno County GOP moves fundraiser with Joe Arpaio, criticizes ‘bullying from the left’

    09/27/2017 9:45:13 AM PDT · by Regulator · 4 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | September 26, 2017 | Rory Appleton
    The Fresno Republican Party’s annual fundraising dinner, which this year features controversial former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has been moved to Sunnyside Events in southeast Fresno. The event had previously been scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start Sept. 29 at TorNino’s Banquets on Blackstone Avenue near Shaw Avenue. Prior to that, it was scheduled for Sept. 23 at TorNino’s. Fresno County Republican Party Chairman Fred Vanderhoof said his organization decided to move the event because of concerns about tie-ups on a main traffic hub such as the area near TorNino’s. Sunnyside Events, at 5707 E. Balch Ave. in Fresno,...
  • Judge May Keep Sheriff Joe Conviction Despite Trump Pardon

    09/15/2017 12:19:45 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 123 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 15, 2017 | ANDERS HAGSTROM
    "A U.S. district judge may refuse to rescind Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s conviction for ignoring a court order, despite President Donald Trump’s pardon, according to a Thursday filing."
  • Former Prosecutor and Sheriff Arpaio Attorney: Trump Was Perfectly in His Right to Pardon Him

    09/04/2017 7:44:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2017 | Rachel Alexander
    Many are criticizing President Trump for pardoning former Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio. Even some on the right have chimed in against the pardon. Arpaio used to be the most popular sheriff in the country, and until just a few years ago, no one had a problem with him arresting illegal immigrants. Now, a federal judge has convicted him of criminal contempt for “racially profiling” illegal immigrants.I am a former prosecutor with Maricopa County who briefly represented Arpaio in 2010. For the latter, I have been viciously targeted through the legal system ever since. I could have easily turned on...