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  • Massachusetts mayor charged with fraud to fund lavish lifestyle refuses to step down

    10/17/2018 2:19:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 16 2018 | Louis Casiano
    An embattled Democratic mayor from Massachusetts, who was arrested last week on suspicion of fraud and tax charges, is refusing to step down, calling his arrest "politically motivated" hours before city councilors pushed back a debate on how to handle the matter. "I am presumed innocent until proven otherwise," Mayor Jasiel Correia told reporters at a press conference at Fall River's City Hall. "I will not allow political enemies to remove me from office." He said the attack began shortly after assuming office because he was "challenging the norms" in the town.
  • the latest governor debate to be canceled due to Storm ( Gillum Hiding )

    10/14/2018 5:48:21 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 16 replies
    https://www.fredericksburg.com/news/news-wire/the-latest-governor-s-debate-to-be-canceled-due-to/article_6924f3ce-6c0d-5086-9302-5755cc953a8b.html
  • Maxine Waters attracts scrutiny for potential federal election law violation

    10/09/2018 2:29:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/08/18 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is facing scrutiny from a conservative watchdog group for possibly violating fundraising rules in a slate mailer, with the group requesting that Waters’ campaign committee be audited as a result. The Federal Election Commission received a complaint Monday from the National Legal and Policy Center claiming that Waters, her campaign, and a pro-charter school group called Families and Teachers for Antonio Villaraigosa violated federal election law. The complaint claims the group paid $25,000 for Villaraigosa to be featured in the Waters mailer when he was running for governor in the Democratic primary earlier this year. Although...
  • [flashback] Clinton Settles Jones Lawsuit With a Check for $850,000

    08/22/2018 7:06:07 AM PDT · by raiderboy · 30 replies
    New York times ^ | 1999 | By NEIL A. LEWIS
    Just as the Senate is about to begin President Clinton's impeachment trial in earnest, Mr. Clinton sent $850,000 to Paula Corbin Jones today to settle the sexual misconduct lawsuit that started it all. Clinton Administration officials said a check for $850,000, the amount agreed to in November to settle the case, was being sent by overnight mail to Ms. Jones and her lawyers.
  • How the right wing got it so wrong on the ‘Pakistani mystery man’

    07/27/2018 4:59:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7//18/18 | Steve Israel
    This is the story of a congressional staffer who committed a crime, and a larger crime that was committed against him. It’s a story of a fever on Capitol Hill, spiked by right-wing extremists with help from President Trump. Last year, a congressional information-technology staffer who worked for more than a dozen Democratic members of Congress (a permissible and customary practice on Capitol Hill) was suspected of using multiple usernames and passwords to skirt House rules and purchase office items. This isn’t exactly the stuff of gripping television crime drama. But rules were broken and the staffer, along with four...
  • Peter Strzok Failed His Polygraph Yet Retained Security Clearance and Position (Trunc)

    07/07/2018 2:56:45 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 74 replies
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | July 6, 2018 | Sundance
    Validating Paul Sperry’s tweet. Yes, FBI Agent Peter Strzok failed his polygraph and his supervisors were notified on January 16th, 2016, his results were “out of scope“. Meaning he failed his polygraph test. Yet he was never removed from any responsibilities; and against dept policy, he did not have his clearance revoked until he could clear.
  • Rachel Dolezal, also known as Nkechi Diallo, booked and released on welfare fraud, other charges

    07/02/2018 10:27:38 PM PDT · by wmileo · 39 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | July 2, 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Former Spokane NAACP President Nkechi Diallo -- who became infamous as Rachel Dolezal, a white woman identifying as black -- was booked and fingerprinted at a Washington state jail Monday as she awaits trial on multiple charges, including welfare fraud. Diallo pleaded not guilty to state charges of first-degree theft by welfare fraud, making false verification and second-degree perjury last month. A judge ordered her freed on her own recognizance and gave her a deadline of Monday evening to report to the Spokane County jail for booking and fingerprinting. Diallo, who changed her name from Rachel Dolezal in October 2016,...
  • Peter Strzok Hid The Search Warrant For Weiner’s Laptop Emails

    06/14/2018 5:02:43 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 63 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 14 June 2018 | Patrick Howley
    FBI agent Peter Strzok emailed the draft copy of the Anthony Weiner search warrant to himself on his private email address days before the election, which allowed him to make changes to the warrant without being detected by FBI documentation. This revelation came out in the Michael Horowitz inspector general report. If Strzok had printed out the draft warrant at his office, it would be subject to official FBI records. But instead he sent it to his private email on October 29, which allowed him to print it off at home. Insiders believe that Strzok showed the draft warrant...
  • Robert Mueller Asks Judge To Hide Russian Election Evidence From The Russians

    06/13/2018 5:09:52 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 79 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 6/12/18 | sundance
    Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has taken the concept of the Star Chamber to new levels of dangerous judicial prosecution. In a motion in Washington DC today Mueller’s team scramble to hide their invisible evidence after the people they indicted demand the right to see it.
  • Mueller may have a conflict — and it leads directly to a Russian oligarch

    05/14/2018 1:14:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    The sHill ^ | 5/14/18 | John Solomon
    ...In 2009, when Mueller ran the FBI, the bureau asked Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to spend millions of his own dollars funding an FBI-supervised operation to rescue a retired FBI agent, Robert Levinson, captured in Iran while working for the CIA in 2007.
  • Hillary Clinton covers N Korea, Bill Clinton and online trolls in conversation with Julia Gillard

    05/12/2018 4:06:34 AM PDT · by libh8er · 84 replies
    news.com.au ^ | May 12th, 2018 | Megan Palin
    She said she had been subjected to countless rape and death threats, as well as profanities on social media such as “b***h” and “c**t”. “The more successful a man becomes the more people like him,” Ms Clinton told the audience at Sydney’s International Convention Centre. “With women it’s the opposite. “Calling a woman incompetent or disagreeing might not be pleasant but it’s fair game ... But when it goes into the most foul, really horrible insults and accusations where there’s no argument or debate, and it’s just name calling of the most vile sort, that’s something different.”
  • Woman facing life in prison for $1.2M embezzlement kills herself in front of Walmart

    05/05/2018 12:53:59 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 10`18 | By Kathleen Joyce
    A Texas woman shot and killed herself in front of a Walmart on Wednesday just hours before she was slated to be sentenced for embezzling $1.2 million. Paige Moody Bisher, 43, of Spring, Texas, was facing up to life in prison after admitting to stealing $1.2 million from a small Houston company, where she was employed as a part-time administrative assistant, the Houston Chronicle reported. Bisher admitted to embezzling the money in January and was slated to be sentenced by District Judge Nikita Harmon on Wednesday. Prosecutor Lester Blizzard said he was “planning on asking for a lengthy prison sentence...
  • Comey’s media tour shows why we’re better off without him

    04/29/2018 7:10:36 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 28 pr, 2018 | Michael Goodwin
    You don’t have to be a cockeyed optimist to believe that, although times are tough, they could be worse. Just imagine the mess if James Comey were still running the FBI. Near the end of his forceful Thursday interview, Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked Comey if he would have kept working for President Trump had the president not fired him. “Yes,” Comey said. “In fact, that was my intention. To serve another six years.” Yikes. Thank heavens — and Trump — Comey didn’t get the chance to corrupt the FBI for a minute longer, let alone six more years....
  • Obama used executive powers to benefit close friends' private investment firms: Book

    03/20/2018 12:24:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 16 replies
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | March 20, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    President Obama used his executive powers to attack industries to lower the value of certain companies, allowing his friends in the private sector to swoop in and buy them up at reduced prices, according to Peter Schweizer’s new book Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends. The book, released Tuesday, said Obama and his administration would deem industries either destructive to the environment or exploitative for the financial and professional gain of his friends, including industries such as coal mining, offshore drilling, cash advance companies, and for-profit colleges.
  • Andrew McCabe was just offered a job by a congressman so he can get his full retirement...

    03/17/2018 7:43:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    msn/washington compost ^ | 3/17/18 | A Phillips
    That's one way of protesting Andrew McCabe's firing as deputy FBI director, roughly a day before he was set to retire: At least one Democratic congressman has offered McCabe a temporary job so he can get full retirement benefits — and McCabe appears to be considering. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) announced Saturday afternoon that he has offered McCabe a job to work on election security in his office, “so that he can reach the needed length of service” to retire. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) announced Saturday afternoon that he has offered McCabe a job to work on election security in...
  • Tim Cook: 'Maybe we should have been clearer' over iPhone throttling

    01/18/2018 10:20:59 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    ZDNet ^ | January 18, 2018 | By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
    In a recent interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledges the company should have been clearer with iPhone owners. The iPhone throttling issue that Apple brought upon itself last year shows no signs of going away any time soon, but Apple CEO Tim Cook finally acknowledges that the company should have been clearer with iPhone owners. For those of you who aren't following the story closely, it all started back in July of last year, when Apple released iOS 10.2.1 following reports that iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE handsets were shutting down randomly due to cold weather, low battery...
  • Daphne Campbell calls on Rick Scott to denounce Donald Trump ‘racist remarks’

    01/12/2018 10:09:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    ....Florida state Sen. Daphne Campbell, a Haitian-born Democrat who lives in Miami-Dade County, quickly jumped on news reports of what the president said, calling on Gov. Rick Scott to denounce his pal Trump’s “racist comments.” “The President’s ongoing war against immigrants appears to be solely directed toward those immigrants of color,” Campbell said in a press release. “I am appalled and disgusted that the man who stands as the symbol of a nation once offering refuge and sanctuary to all immigrants is doing his best to say: ‘non-whites need not apply.’ Governor Scott needs to denounce these remarks immediately on...
  • Tearful Corrine Brown asks court for mercy, compassion (ex FL Dem congresscritter)

    11/17/2017 10:50:05 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 46 replies
    N4JAX ^ | 16 NOV 17 | By Lynnsey Gardner - Investigative reporter , Jim Piggott - Reporter , Ashley Harding - Reporter , J
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A tearful Corrine Brown made her plea to the court Thursday afternoon, asking the judge to consider all she has done in her life and to show “mercy and compassion.” Brown, 71, was convicted in May of 18 counts of conspiracy, fraud and filing false tax returns. She said those charges run contrary to everything she's ever done in her life, and that she considers her decades of public service an honor and a privilege. Corrine Brown Headlines Corrine Brown with her attorney, James-Smith Corrine Brown's attorney: People 'deserve second chances' After tears, tough questions, Corrine Brown...
  • Terry McAuliffe for President 2020?

    11/12/2017 11:47:17 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 35 replies
    Terry McAuliffe for President 2020? Posted by    Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 1:00pm | 11/12/2017 - 1:00pm Tuesday’s Virginia election reignites talk of McAuliffe 2020 Presidential Bid: “Let’s Talk After I Get Out of Here” There has long been a lot of buzz about Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe (D) running for president in 2020.  In the wake of Tuesday’s strong showing for Democrats in Virginia, McAuliffe’s potential for a presidential bid in 2020 has improved.In an interview with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton in which Sharpton asked about his 2020 plans, McAuliffe said “let’s talk after I get out of here.”The Washington...
  • Sen. Robert Menendez may have had sex with underage hookers in Dominican Republic: prosecutors

    11/09/2017 8:02:27 PM PST · by doug from upland · 38 replies
    daily news ^ | 11-9-17 | Dan Friedman
    WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors said Monday that they aren’t convinced claims U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez cavorted with underage hookers – widely seen as discredited – are false. Lawyers for the New Jersey Democrat last week asked a federal judge to dismiss charges that the senator took bribes from a Florida eye doctor, Salomon Melgen, and in exchange used his power to do business and personal favors for him. The defense said the case is bogus because it sprang from "easily disprovable" claims that Menendez slept with underage prostitutes while hosted by Melgen at a Dominican Republic villa. Three women who...