1. #5501
    Quote Originally Posted by Machismo View Post
    I'm sure we'll get the GOP talking points soon enough, trying to explain why government transparency is bad.
    Probably, but I'm just going to once again point out that Thomas is an openly partisan Justice with a spouse who is deeply involved in political activism with the extreme right.

    There is no analog with the "liberal" Justices in this regard.

  2. #5502
    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Probably, but I'm just going to once again point out that Thomas is an openly partisan Justice with a spouse who is deeply involved in political activism with the extreme right.

    There is no analog with the "liberal" Justices in this regard.
    Thomas is a fuckstick.

    He and his wife have been nothing more than GOP shills for 40 years. If historians had a rating for SCOTUS Justices, he'd rank right there with the idiots who voted on Dred Scott

    He and his wife are evil.
    Quote Originally Posted by Knadra View Post
    Multiculturalism hurts and kills. This happened before Trump and it would be happening without him. Racism arises from a multicultural society. If we were monocultural, people would not see issues through the lens of race.
    This is a poster saying that people are at fault for being the victims of terrorism, because they are not white.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wilfire View Post
    I hate personal freedom because people abuse it like a shiny new toy.

  3. #5503
    ayyyyyyyyyyy subpoeaned Nick Fuentes. hes a little nazi moron. be surprised if he doesnt commit perjury at somepoint

  4. #5504
    Great news for the committee. I look forward to Trump making an angry statement via proxy.

  5. #5505
    Quote Originally Posted by jonnysensible View Post
    ayyyyyyyyyyy subpoeaned Nick Fuentes. hes a little nazi moron. be surprised if he doesnt commit perjury at somepoint
    https://www.politico.com/news/2022/0...omoters-527422

    And Patrick Casey. Man, that America First group looking pretty sus.

  6. #5506
    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    Great news for the committee. I look forward to Trump making an angry statement via proxy.
    Meh at this point Trump is basically counting on the clock once republicans take over the house in 2022 get ready for the Qanon 1/6 truth committee headed by Majorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz.

  7. #5507
    Quote Originally Posted by Draco-Onis View Post
    Meh at this point Trump is basically counting on the clock once republicans take over the house in 2022 get ready for the Qanon 1/6 truth committee headed by Majorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz.
    Before then the committee can send all their evidence to the DoJ. Which means Republicans will be forced to deal with it.

  8. #5508
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...phanie-grisham

    Apparently Stephanie Grisham, former Press Secretary that didn't hold any briefings and then Chief of Staff to Melania, is just fuckin dishing the dirt at the committee hearing.

    I mean, we know she's trying to sell her book and do a redemption tour, maybe this is part of rehabbing her image. Either way, good shit. Snitch on all the things.

  9. #5509
    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    Before then the committee can send all their evidence to the DoJ. Which means Republicans will be forced to deal with it.
    That is the thing, all the committee has to do is submit their evidence to the DoJ. After that, the committee has done its job. Once the DoJ has it, only the president can stop it. And we are pretty sure that Biden isn't stopping anything.

  10. #5510
    https://www.motherjones.com/crime-ju...y-6-qrf-trump/

    Shortly after the 2020 election, in an encrypted “Leadership Intel Chat” with fellow Oath Keepers, Rhodes had begun talking up “a civil war” and “a bloody and desperate fight” if Biden were to become president. Three days before the insurrection, prosecutors allege, Rhodes informed a co-conspirator by encrypted message, “We WILL have a QRF. This situation calls for it.”
    The violent Civil War fantasies amongst conservatives continue to be cover for what is just a desire to murder their fellow Americans.

    - - - Updated - - -

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/21/polit...rds/index.html

    House committee has everything now. All relevant docs have been provided.

  11. #5511
    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.motherjones.com/crime-ju...y-6-qrf-trump/



    The violent Civil War fantasies amongst conservatives continue to be cover for what is just a desire to murder their fellow Americans.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/21/polit...rds/index.html

    House committee has everything now. All relevant docs have been provided.
    And they did have a QRF. Right across the Potomac. Dozens of guns and thousands of rounds of ammo were seen wheeled into the hotel via their cameras.

  12. #5512
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/21/u...-electors.html

    Law enforcement officials, members of Congress and the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol are digging deeper into the role that fake slates of electors played in efforts by former President Donald J. Trump to cling to power after he lost the 2020 election.

    In recent days, the state attorneys general in Michigan and New Mexico have asked the Justice Department to investigate fake slates of electors that falsely claimed that Mr. Trump, not Joseph R. Biden Jr., had won their states. Representative Mark Pocan, Democrat of Wisconsin, wrote to Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on Friday demanding an investigation into the same issue in his state.

    And this week, members of the House committee scrutinizing the Jan. 6 riot said that they, too, were examining the part that the bogus electoral slates played in Mr. Trump’s scheme to overturn the election.

    “We want to look at the fraudulent activity that was contained in the preparation of these fake Electoral College certificates, and then we want to look to see to what extent this was part of a comprehensive plan to overthrow the 2020 election,” Representative Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland and a member of the committee, told reporters on Capitol Hill.

    “There’s no doubt that those people were engaged in a constitutional fraud on the public and on the democracy,” he added in a separate interview, referring to the bogus electors.
    Thank goodness, sounds like there may be some movement on investigating the fake slates of electors.

  13. #5513
    In Proud Boy news

    Judge & attorneys have signed agreement to waive jury trial & accept plea in case of Proud Boy Matthew Greene of Syracuse

    In plea, Greene acknowledges conspiracy, programming Baofeng radios, traveling to DC w/ Central NY Proud Boys

    This in an inroad into Proud Boys for feds
    https://mobile.twitter.com/MacFarlan...83123379707906

  14. #5514
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/25/polit...fth/index.html

    Apparently Alex Jones met with the Jan. 6 Committee.

    Jones said that, by his lawyer's count, he pleaded the Fifth Amendment "almost 100 times," and that he was told to do "on advice of counsel."
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    Ya'll remember Newt Gingrich threatening prison time for Democrats if Republicans take back the House next year? You know, calling the Jan. 6 committee a "lynch mob"?

    We now know probably why - https://www.businessinsider.com/newt...ee-jail-2022-1

    They want to speak to a former close ally of his who went on to work in the Trump administration.

  15. #5515
    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/25/polit...fth/index.html

    Apparently Alex Jones met with the Jan. 6 Committee.



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    Ya'll remember Newt Gingrich threatening prison time for Democrats if Republicans take back the House next year? You know, calling the Jan. 6 committee a "lynch mob"?

    We now know probably why - https://www.businessinsider.com/newt...ee-jail-2022-1

    They want to speak to a former close ally of his who went on to work in the Trump administration.
    Gingrich should have slunk away into the shadows hoping people forgot he started the whole “Dems are evil” strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/25/polit...fth/index.html

    Apparently Alex Jones met with the Jan. 6 Committee.
    Jones said that, by his lawyer's count, he pleaded the Fifth Amendment "almost 100 times," and that he was told to do "on advice of counsel."
    That's typically the phrase people use when they plead the fifth - using "on the advice of counsel". Not surprising at all - the Jan 6 Committee is already running out of time, and they don't have any teeth regardless. When the GQP takes over in 2023 it will all disappear.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Ya'll remember Newt Gingrich threatening prison time for Democrats if Republicans take back the House next year? You know, calling the Jan. 6 committee a "lynch mob"?

    We now know probably why - https://www.businessinsider.com/newt...ee-jail-2022-1

    They want to speak to a former close ally of his who went on to work in the Trump administration.
    It's going to get VERY ugly and dangerous when the GQP takes the House back in 2023. Whatever little legislation was going to pass will stop.

    We'll see enormous political faux-retribution from the GQP House Committees going after fringe conspiracy theories, tearing the country apart, and then burning it down.
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  17. #5517
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/25/polit...fth/index.html

    Apparently Alex Jones met with the Jan. 6 Committee.


    That's typically the phrase people use when they plead the fifth - using "on the advice of counsel". Not surprising at all - the Jan 6 Committee is already running out of time, and they don't have any teeth regardless. When the GQP takes over in 2023 it will all disappear.




    It's going to get VERY ugly and dangerous when the GQP takes the House back in 2023. Whatever little legislation was going to pass will stop.

    We'll see enormous political faux-retribution from the GQP House Committees going after fringe conspiracy theories, tearing the country apart, and then burning it down.
    I figure the most they will get done is 500 committee investigations calling random people (Pelosi, AOC, etc.) to ask questions that have nothing to do with anything and claim they did something. I'm hoping the Committee sends over what they have to the DOJ as the GOP cannot shut down it then.

  18. #5518
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/antho...ushpmg00000004

    Hey Google: Is it legal to use campaign funds to travel to an insurrection?

    First, on Jan. 4, the day that Kern posted a photo of himself flying to Washington, his campaign paid him $980.96 for an expense described as “Travel - Lodging.”

    The next day, Kern’s campaign paid him $478 for an “airline ticket.”

    And on Jan. 11, Kern’s campaign paid Hyatt Hotels $436.74 for an expense that Kern described as “Travel - Lodging.” The Hyatt Hotels address is listed on the disclosure form as “MANHATTON, NEW YORK, AZ 11111,” which does not exist.
    That doesn't seem like an actual address for a hotel anywhere.

    Because it seems like it is given that he tried to hide the payments -

    The first two expenses are unusual because, in many other instances where Kern’s campaign paid for the services or products of a particular business, it paid the business directly. In this case, Kern paid and then had the campaign reimburse him. By paying on his own, Kern can avoid revealing which airline he used or which hotel he stayed at.

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    14th Amendment challenge to lawmakers who participated and/or encouraged might disqualify from running for office.
    A group of lawyers is working to disqualify from the ballot a right-wing House Republican (Rep. Madison Cawthorn) who cheered on the Jan. 6 rioters unless he can prove he is not an “insurrectionist,” disqualified by the Constitution from holding office, in a case with implications for other officeholders and potentially former President Donald Trump.
    That section [of the 14th Amendment] declares that “no person shall” hold “any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath” to “support the Constitution,” had then “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”
    Should be an interesting court hearing.

  20. #5520
    Oh please, yes.
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