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Posted on 01/23/2019 11:31:58 AM PST by jazusamo
Full title: Judicial Watch: Senate Ethics Committee Gives Sen. Cory Booker a Pass for Purposely Violating Rules to Try to Torpedo Kavanaugh Nomination
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics has refused to take action against Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), who admitted to willfully violating Senate rules by releasing confidential records regarding then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaughs time as a White House counsel. The documents were marked Committee confidential, meaning they were not for public distribution.
Judicial Watchs September 2018 complaint to the chairman and co-chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics called for an investigation after Sen. Booker admitted to violating Senate rules in releasing the confidential material. Ethics Committee Chief Counsel and Staff Director Deborah Sue Mayer responded last week:
The Select Committee on Ethics (the Committee) has reviewed the complaint you filed against Senator Cory A. Booker, dated September 12, 2018. The Committee carefully evaluated the allegations in the complaint and, based on all the information before it, determined that no further action is appropriate. Thank you for your correspondence with the Committee.
Sen. Booker admitted breaking Senate rules when he issued a tweet on Friday, September 7 saying:
WedsI broke committee rules by reading from Committee confidential docs.
Also, Sen. Booker then posted the following entry on his Facebook account on Saturday, September 9:
And the classification of many documents as Committee confidential is a sham I willfully violate these sham rules. I fully accept any consequences that might arise from my actions including expulsion.
Judicial Watch noted in its complaint that Sen. Booker also uploaded Committee confidential records to a publicly accessible Dropbox account with the heading Booker Confidential Kavanaugh Hearing Documents.
By violating the rules in releasing Committee confidential records, Sen. Booker appeared to have violated provisions 5 and/or 6 of Rule 29 of the Standing Rules of the Senate (Rev. Jan. 24, 2013), which stipulate that he should be subject to expulsion from the Senate:
(See pp. 48-49: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CDOC-113sdoc18/pdf/CDOC-113sdoc18.pdf )
The Senate Ethics Committee is evenly split, with three Republicans and three Democrats. The Committee members are Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Christopher A. Coons (D-DE), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Brian Schatz (D-HI), James Risch (R-ID), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).
It is an absolute disgrace that the Senate Ethics Committee is giving Senator Booker a pass for willfully violating its rules by leaking confidential information to smear Justice Kavanaugh, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. The Senate continues the abuse of Kavanaugh and his family by refusing to act against a Senator who, pretending to be Spartacus, violated the rule of law and our Constitution in trying to destroy him.
The seriousness of the charges only goes one way....
Cowardly RINOs running for cover....as usual. Scared of the MSM and word “racist”. Pathetic for America.
Off the Wall Ping!
Contact to be added.
Democrats do whatever they want and Republicans acquiesce.
yes he’s special and is allowed to get away with things.
This was his Spartacus moment.
Cory “Spartacus” Booker.
They must get along with Democrats.
We can only dream of Republicans who treat Democrats like Democrats treat Republicans. The DNC is a hive of scum and villainy, not friends.
To paraphrase Dennis Prager: Failing to censure a punk (who violated Senate rules and decorum) because he’s black is what is truly racist.
It would be nice to have a real second party to oppose the socialists.
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Farticus don’t have to play by the rules.
These weasel words about "all the information before it do not disclose anything about possible other information provided to the Committee. What threats or "opinions" from other possible "leaders" might have been brought forward for Committee members to weigh?
> Senate Ethics Committee Gives ... a Pass for
That’s the purpose of the “senate ethics committee”. Results would be almost 100% opposite if they randomly selected a jury of “we the people” to look at violations. The “ethics committee’s” purpose is to keep anyone outside of this “special class of citizens” from looking at the actions of the “special class of citizens”. R’s and D’s protect each other because they know “we the people” would find them both guilty.
Two reasons Booker got a pass. (1) He’s a democrat (2) He’s black.
But mostly, because h’s black and that battle does not need to be faught presently
Yes, it turns out that in spite of all the posturing by our betters, some people really are above the law - and they’re always Democrats......
Maybe Cory “Farticus” Booker is better.
Of course they give him a pass.
When you are a member of “The Club” no need to worry about other members coming after you. They know they have to protect each other because their day will come.
All charges are not equally serious. Republican does it...seeeeerious. Democrat does it, Nooooooot.
Someone like Clinton could be found standing over a body bleeding out, shouting that they did it, was glad they did it. And would do it again and the Left would act like it was entrapment, nothingsauce or generally not worth getting upset about.
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