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  • Trump Inauguration Spending Under Criminal Investigation by Federal Prosecutors

    12/13/2018 1:53:24 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 113 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/13/18 | Rebecca Davis O’Brien, Rebecca Ballhaus
    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donations, people familiar with the matter said. The criminal probe by the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office, which is in its early stages, also is examining whether some of the committee’s top donors gave money in exchange for access to the incoming Trump administration, policy concessions or to influence official administration positions, some of the people said. Giving money in exchange for political favors could run afoul of federal corruption laws. Diverting funds from the organization, which was registered...
  • Mel the Ungrateful (Honduras)

    01/31/2010 9:39:34 AM PST · by La Lydia · 4 replies · 282+ views
    Honduras Weekly ^ | January 31, 2010 | Marco Cáceres
    One can easily understand and even empathize with Manuel Zelaya for being angry, resentful, and vengeful toward interim president Roberto Micheletti, Gen. Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, the Supreme Court, the Congress, Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez, and business leaders in Honduras, given that they all either played a role in his overthrow or failed to support his efforts to return to power. It's much harder to make a good case, however, for why Mr. Zelaya would have overly hard feelings toward President-elect Porfirio Lobo. After all, it was Mr. Lobo who signed the agreement with Dominican President Leonel Fernández to grant safe passage...
  • ABC News: Michelle Obama 'stopped even trying to smile' at Trump inauguration

    11/14/2018 10:40:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 13, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Former first lady Michelle Obama wrote that she was unable to put on a happy face and smile during President Donald Trump's inauguration in her new book, according to ABC News. "Someone from Barack's administration might have said that the optics there were bad, that what the public saw didn't reflect the President's reality or ideals, but in this case, maybe it did," Obama said in audio of the book. "Realizing it, I made my own optic adjustment. I stopped even trying to smile." In its interview with Obama, ABC News further quoted from her book, where the former first...
  • Michelle Obama: I stopped even trying to smile during Trump’s inauguration.

    11/12/2018 8:07:13 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Michelle Obama says in her new book that she stopped “even trying to smile” during President Trump’s 2017 inauguration. She writes in her book that the celebratory feel during her husband’s two inaugurations was gone when Trump was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017. The former first lady opened up about her criticism of Trump in her book, writing that she would “never forgive” him for spreading the “birther” conspiracy theory that her husband wasn't a natural-born citizen of the U.S. "The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed," Obama writes....
  • Trump’s Inauguration Photos Were Cropped to Make Crowds Look Bigger, Report Says

    09/08/2018 10:46:59 PM PDT · by vannrox · 59 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 8sep18 | Edwin Rios
    Workers were given the impression the president wanted “pictures that appeared to depict more spectators.” Shortly after his inauguration, President Donald Trump boasted about the size of the crowds in attendance, and then-press secretary Sean Spicer, in his first press conference, sided with his boss and insisted that it had been “the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period.” This wasn’t true, of course, but a government photographer did his best to make it seem like it was. Newly released documents obtained by the Guardian show that a National Park Service photographer, following a request from the White House,...
  • First people accused of vandalism at Trump’s inauguration go on trial

    05/16/2018 12:06:07 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2018
    Four men accused of participating in a chaotic anti-capitalism march during President Trump’s inauguration went on trial Wednesday, facing possible decades behind bars for their alleged role in a window-smashing spree that ended in a mass arrest. The men were arrested alongside about 230 other people on January 20, 2017, several blocks north of Trump’s inaugural parade route, after police cornered largely black-clad participants, journalists, and legal observers on a downtown street corner. Three of the defendants allegedly took a direct role in vandalism, and another allegedly knew of plans for mayhem. Defense attorneys claimed mistaken identity and collective punishment...
  • American Presidents, Through the Years

    01/22/2018 7:16:08 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 22, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on Presidents and the Presidency, on Inauguration Day President George Washington was inaugurated on April 30, 1789, but not by choice. He had been in town, ready to take office, for weeks already… but the newly-elected Congress took their time arriving, as the president, anxious to get started, had to cool his heels. They needed a quorum, to ratify the results of the electors, and to put together a republican response to the monarchial tradition of the formal coronation – with all its pomp and circumstance – to which the rest of the world was accustomed. But as much...
  • Woman Lets Out Agonizing Scream As Trump Is Sworn In (1st Anniversary)

    01/20/2018 7:43:56 AM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 39 replies
    This never gets old! Enjoy!
  • Obama: I felt 'serenity' during Trump's inauguration (and he was thankful Mooch was his partner)

    12/28/2017 7:23:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 27, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Former President Obama said he felt "serenity" during President Trump's inauguration. During an interview with Prince Harry, Obama said the first thing he thought during Trump's inauguration was how thankful he was that former first lady Michelle Obama had been his "partner through that whole process." There was a "satisfying feeling that was mixed with all the work that was still undone," he said. "But over all, there was serenity there," he said.
  • Prosecutor says alleged Trump inauguration rioters are 'hiding behind the First Amendment'

    12/14/2017 12:58:50 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 14, 2017
    A federal prosecutor said Thursday that jurors must convict six people arrested during President Trump’s inauguration because they “agreed to destroy your city and now they are hiding behind the First Amendment.” The trial of the first group of inauguration defendants is widely watched, and the verdicts will set the tone for trials of more than 180 other people mass-arrested on Jan. 20. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations late Thursday or Friday on six felony property-destruction charges and two misdemeanor rioting charges.
  • Leftists Arrested For Rioting at Trump Inauguration in Court Today, Face Mutiple Felonies

    11/20/2017 7:53:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 20, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Leftists arrested for rioting during President Trump's January 20, 2017 inauguration are expected in court today after being charged with multiple felonies. Their comrades are urging supporters to pack the court house in the name of solidarity. From a "Resist This" press release: The jury for the N15 trial group has been selected and 6 defendants begin trial this coming Monday morning. They are still facing 6 felonies and 2 misdemeanors, which adds up to a mac of about 60 years they are facing. We need everyone to come out on Monday morning to pack the court in support of...
  • First inauguration rioting trial could send independent journalist, six others to prison

    11/11/2017 1:19:07 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 11, 2017
    Seven people mass-arrested during President Trump’s inauguration in January stand trial next week in a major test for prosecutors who charged more than 200 people with felonies that could carry decades in prison. The first group of inauguration defendants includes independent journalist Alexei Wood, who broadcast to Facebook the anti-capitalism march that police chased through city streets north of the inaugural parade route. More than 230 activists, journalists, and observers were arrested after marchers smashed coffee-shop, restaurant, hotel, vehicle, bus stop, and bank windows. Almost 200 still face charges that carry a maximum of 61 years in prison.
  • Hillary Clinton uses obscenity on TV describing reaction to Trump's inaugural speech

    10/22/2017 1:21:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 131 replies ^ | October 22, 2017
    Hillary Clinton joked on Friday about how she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, tried to ditch President Trump’s inauguration ceremony -- and she even let out a curse word while describing how a different president described Trump's speech. “And it was reported that George W. Bush, as it ends, says, ‘That was some weird s—t,’” she said on BBC’s “Graham Norton Show” with a laugh, to which host Graham Norton replied, “And it was.” Clinton said she had called more than one previous president to see if they were attending the inauguration. “I really tried to get out...
  • WATCH: Hillary Clinton admits she tried to skip Trump’s inauguration

    10/21/2017 12:26:19 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 29 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Oct 21, 2017 | True Pundit Staff
    Hillary Clinton admitted that she tried to skip President Trump’s inauguration ceremony. “I really tried to get out of going,” Clinton said Friday on Britain’s “The Graham Norton Show.” Clinton said she and former President Bill Clinton hoped other past presidents wouldn’t go, giving them an excuse not to attend even though it’s “tradition” for former officeholders to go and show “support and continuity of our government.
  • CLINTON: I heard the first ponchos for Trump's inauguration 'could have looked [trunc]

    09/13/2017 7:22:56 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9.12.17 | David Choi
    Full title: CLINTON: I heard the first ponchos for Trump's inauguration 'could have looked something like KKK hoods' Hillary Clinton said in her new memoir, "What Happened," that the first batch of rain ponchos issued during President Donald Trump's inauguration looked like Ku Klux Klan hoods.
  • Waters: Pence Is Planning His Inauguration

    07/30/2017 5:01:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/17 | Max Greenwood
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) suggested on Saturday that Vice President Pence is already planning his inauguration in anticipation of President Trump's impeachment. "Mike Pence is somewhere planning an inauguration. Priebus and Spicer will lead the transition," Waters wrote on Twitter, referring to former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, both of whom resigned their positions over the past week. To be sure, impeachment proceedings against Trump are unlikely to advance in the near future. But Waters has been among the president's most vocal opponents in Congress and has repeatedly raised the...
  • (Video) Trump Inauguration Day's Eve - Battle Hymn of the Republic (We WON! Let's remember!)

    07/27/2017 10:07:40 AM PDT · by johnk · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/27/17 | self
    Just wanted to share this blessing with you. God is in control, let us always remember.
  • Antifa thug gets jail time for Inauguration Day riot

    07/07/2017 9:01:27 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 38 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 7/7/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Dana Powell of Tampa was sentenced to four months in jail after rioting at the Inauguration Day protest in Washington D.C. that injured six officers and caused tens of thousands of dollars in property damage. Powell, 31, pleaded guilty to two felony charges – assault on a police officer and inciting a riot – and asked Judge Lynne Leibovitz for “leniency.” He also asked for “forgiveness for anyone who was scared, hurt or felt threatened.” According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a factual proffer signed by Powell, on January 20, 2017, stated he joined together with more than 200 other...
  • Lawsuit: Police Laughed While Rectally Probing Inauguration Mass-Arrest Group, Didn't Change Gloves

    06/22/2017 7:17:42 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 35 replies
    A lawsuit filed Wednesday says invasive and unnecessary rectal exams followed the mass arrest of 235 people during President Donald Trump’s inauguration in the nation's capital. At least five people were rectally probed, the lawsuit says. And the number of demonstrators, journalists and legal advisers forced to remove their pants for the procedure may be much higher, says Scott Michelman, senior staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia. “I think part of the reason this hasn’t come out more is that people are reluctant to talk about it,” says Michelman, who is representing the...
  • 212 Alleged Inauguration Rioters Now Face 70 Years in Prison

    05/02/2017 10:20:58 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 29 replies
    “You are all going to jail,” a police officer shouted after being shown press credentials on the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington. A different officer poked a reporter with a baton when he asked to leave. ... Professional photographer Alexei Wood, who live-streamed footage of the Jan. 20 march and its aftermath to Facebook, resigned himself to arrest. In the months since, cases against seven other journalists, including those not affiliated with media companies, have been dropped. But at least two independent journalists still face charges. One of them is Aaron Cantu, who has written for Vice,...