One of the speaker’s more disrespectful moments Tuesday evening even spawned several memes, when Pelosi gave Trump a patronizing clap, ironically after the president called for civility in public discourse. “(W)e must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and the common good,” Trump said.
Pelosi’s “applause,” especially when combined with her facial expression, appeared to reject Trump’s call for cooperation and compromise:
Tweet from Pelosi’s daughter:
Unsurprisingly, Pelosi denied that her clapping was disingenuous. “It wasn’t sarcastic,” she told reporters Wednesday, according to People. “Look at what I was applauding. I wanted him to know that it was very welcomed.”
If there was any doubt that the speaker’s clapping was intentionally rude, a tweet from another Pelosi, daughter Christine, put that to rest:
“(T)hat clap took me back to the teen years. She knows. And she knows that you know. And frankly she’s disappointed that you thought this would work. But here’s a clap,” she tweeted Wednesday morning, adding the hashtag, “#youtriedit.”
Tweets from Trump
Highly respected Senator Richard Burr, Chairman of Senate Intelligence, said today that, after an almost two year investigation, he saw no evidence of Russia collusion. “We don’t have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia.” Thank you!
So nice how well my State of the Union speech was received. Thank you to all!
Now we find out that Adam Schiff was spending time together in Aspen with Glenn Simpson of GPS Fusion, who wrote the fake and discredited Dossier, even though Simpson was testifying before Schiff. John Solomon of @thehill. The mainstream media has refused to cover the fact that the head of the VERY important Senate Intelligence Committee, after two years of intensive study and access to Intelligence that only they could get, just stated that they have found NO COLLUSION between “Trump” & Russia...It is all a GIANT AND ILLEGAL HOAX, developed long before the election itself, but used as an excuse by the Democrats as to why Crooked Hillary Clinton lost the Election! Someday the Fake News Media will turn honest & report that Donald J. Trump was actually a GREAT Candidate!
Rand Paul calls out the Selective Prosecution against Trump et al:
Senator Rand Paul took to Twitter on Thursday to blast the Senate for allowing perjurers like James Clapper to get off scot-free while aggressively pursuing anyone associated with President Donald Trump.
The Kentucky senator declared that the Senate should investigate FBI methods and selective prosecution of Trump officials.
“Justice is supposed to be blind. Why is it that an admitted liar like James Clapper perjured himself to Congress and got off scot-free? But if you’re somehow associated with @realDonaldTrump, then they will pursue you relentlessly? This shouldn’t be a one-way street!” Senator Paul tweeted.
Justice is supposed to be blind. Why is it that an admitted liar like James Clapper perjured himself to Congress and got off scot-free? But if you're somehow associated with @realDonaldTrump, then they will pursue you relentlessly? This shouldn't be a one-way street! — Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 7, 2019
Clapper, the director of national intelligence from 2010 to 2017, managed to avoid perjury charges despite admitting that he lied to Congress while testifying about mass surveillance on March 12, 2013. He told Senator Ron Wyden that the NSA was not collecting “any type of data at all” on millions of Americans — which was a lie.
Senator Paul added that “the Senate should investigate FBI methods and selective prosecution of Trump officials. TIME FOR HEARINGS!”
Hearing erupts as Acting AG Whitaker calls time on Dem chairman: ‘Your 5 minutes is up’
Fox News ^ | Februry 8, 2019 | Brooke Singman
Posted on 2/8/2019, 8:46:38 AM by jazusamo
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker stunned onlookers and lawmakers during an already-contentious House hearing Friday, when he tried to call time on the Democratic chairman after yet another line of questioning regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.
The retort came after Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., first said he wanted Whitaker to appear for a private deposition after the hearing and went on to ask Whitaker whether he had been “asked to approve any requests or action” for the special counsel.
“Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up, so…” Whitaker replied as the hearing room broke out in gasps. “I am here voluntarily. We have agreed to five-minute rounds.”
Nadler, who even cracked a slight smile at the response, repeated his question, and Whitaker ultimately responded: “I have not interfered in any way with the special counsel’s investigation.”
The fiery back and forth follows a dramatic political prelude to the hearing itself, complete with threats by Nadler to subpoena the witness and threats by the DOJ to boycott. Democrats are acutely focused on Whitaker's oversight of the Mueller probe, in his acting AG status while awaiting confirmation of President Trump's attorney general pick William Barr.
“There has been no change in the overall management of the special counsel investigation,” Whitaker testified Friday, saying that he never offered any “promises or commitments” regarding the Mueller or any other investigation.
Nadler pressed Whitaker over whether he had shared information about the investigation with Trump, or any White House officials.
“I do not intend today to talk about my private conversations, but to answer your question, I did not talk to the president about the status of the investigation,” Whitaker answered. “Consistent with what I’ve already said, I have not talked about the special counsel’s investigation with any White House...
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Wraith Bader Ginsberg Strikes again:
Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law
apnews.com ^ | 02/07/2019 | AP
Posted on 2/7/2019, 7:00:05 PM by massmike
The Supreme Court is stopping Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court’s views on abortion rights.
The justices say by a 5-4 vote that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in putting a hold on the law, pending a full review of the case.
The four more conservative justices, including Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, would have allowed it to take effect. Kavanaugh wrote a dissent explaining his vote.
The law is very similar to a Texas measure the justices struck down three years ago. Roberts dissented in that case.
It's time we all rise and demand proof of life. Contact your representatives (they are NOT your leaders) and order your employee to demand proof of life.
What if Ruth is mentally incapacitated or dead, yet she made a ruling? Would the ruling stand? Would their be grounds to impeach the Chief Justice?
Dagny: Since when does the Chief Justice get to pick and choose who gets to rule and who doesn’t? If they can’t even show up or be seen in a current picture the presumption is that they are not competent to hold the office. The Chief Justice is claiming a power greater than the Executive branch and the Senate combined - the power to choose a SCOTUS judge!
Storm Troopers on Stone
Sinclair Broadcasting Group has released exclusive footage from Roger Stone’s home surveillance cameras showing how the FBI breached his home and took him barefooted out into his front yard shortly before dawn on Friday, January 25th.
In the pre-dawn hours, at least six FBI vehicles and 29 FBI agents stormed Trump associate Roger Stone’s home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The deep state officers were dressed in tactical vests with large weapons. They were wearing night vision glasses.The FBI used more force than the US Military used during the Osama Bin Laden raid.On January 25, 2019,
For the first time, the world is seeing segments of Roger Stone’s arrest from the perspective of his home surveillance cameras, not the planted propagandist film crew from CNN that was tipped off by the Office of the Special Counsel.
As Stone has stated in numerous broadcasts following the Gestapo-style raid, he was barefooted in cut-off sweatpants wearing his “Roger Stone Did Nothing Wrong” t-shirt. Watch the footage from Sinclair Broadcasting Group…
Epstein back in legal jeopardy for his crimes:
The Justice Department has opened an investigation into its treatment of Jeffrey Epstein, a multimillionaire serial sexual abuser, who signed a deal with prosecutors resulting in just 13 months in prison, the department said in a letter released Wednesday.
Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd sent the letter to Sen. Ben Sasse, Nebraska Republican, who had a demanded a probe into its handling of the Epstein case.
The Justice Department will investigate whether its attorneys “may have committed professional misconduct” in resolving the Epstein case.
Kellyanne Conway was physically attacked, and is pressing charges:
Kellyanne Conway told CNN’s Dana Bash that she was grabbed and shaken by a woman while out with her teenage daughter in a Maryland restaurant in October.
Conway described the attack on CNN this morning.
The assailant Mary Elizabeth Inabinett is pleading not guilty to the attack.
Mary Elizabeth Inabinett, 63, from Chevy Chase, approached Conway and started “screaming her head off,” at Uncle Julio’s, a Mexican restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland.
Her lawyer, William Alden McDaniel Jr., told CNN Inabinett was only exercising her First Amendment right to express her opinion when she grabbed Kellyanne Conway, shook her and screamed in her face.
This is the type of crap and abuse Republicans face today on a regular basis.
Kellyanne is pressing charges the woman.
And now some humor! It’s not Crazy Cortez this time. It’s Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas:
She proclaimed this week that the Constitution is 400 years old. In other words, its writing would predate the Pilgrims. You can read some more of Jackson Lee’s greatest hits below: