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A Watchdog Group Just Implicated Jeff Sessions In A New Civil Rights Scandal

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A Watchdog Group Just Implicated Jeff Sessions In A New Civil Rights Scandal

 

Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, who once said he thought the KKK, “was OK until I found out they smoked pot,” is back at his same old racist shenanigans, according to Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.   The watchdog group exhorted the Senate Judiciary Committee to press Sessions in  an oversight hearing on his collusion with the Voter Fraud Commission, which Trump set up with the express purpose of suppressing the minority vote.

The Department of Justice exists in part to enforce civil rights, but the man Trump appointed to run it is the very same of whom Coretta Scott King once said:

Anyone who has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts . . . Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters.

According to Ms. Clarke of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:

The work of the Civil Rights Division is uniquely important, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions must be held accountable for the dramatic changes that have taken place on his watch, which have brought federal civil rights enforcement to a virtual grinding halt.

Once again, Sessions is fanning its flames of voter suppression, going so far as to give an audience to those lobbying for no Democrats to be allowed on the commission.  It should be noted that there are now Democrats on the commission and even they criticize it.

The only reason the commission exists is to prop up Trump’s verifiable lie that 3 to 5 million “illegals” voted in California for his opponent Hillary Clinton — a pathetic rationale for why he lost the popular vote.

Not only is his claim untrue, there are almost no cases of voter fraud in American elections at all.  The four instances of voter fraud in the 2016 election were committed by Republicans.

“Voter fraud” is a dog whistle for voter suppression.  It’s a way of saying that minority votes should not count as much as white votes.

There is no other explanation for why Trump has set up the Voter Fraud Commission, led by “the king of voter suppression, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and supported by Jeff Sessions, rather than leading an investigation into the real threat to our electoral process, Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, for which there is a mountain of evidence.

The Republican-led Senate must act on behalf of civil rights and our democratic process when they question Sessions at the Department of Justice’s annual briefing on October 18, or be left with him on the ash heap of history.

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  1. JMario

    Sep 25, 2017 at 6:05 am

    You are mostly naive, or extremely dishonest intellectually.

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Chief Of Staff Confirms That Trump Is Under Investigation By Mueller (VIDEO)

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Chief Of Staff Confirms That Trump Is Under Investigation By Mueller

 

Ever since the investigation into the 2016 election began, President Trump has steadfastly maintained that he isn’t personally under investigation.

Shortly after Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed earlier this year, Trump said former FBI Director James Comey had assured him he wasn’t part of the counterintelligence investigation being conducted by the FBI. And while that may be true in regard to counterintelligence, Comey didn’t offer any assurances that Trump wasn’t under criminal investigation.

And on Monday, just hours after indictments of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates were unsealed in Washington, the president was on Twitter trying to distract from the growing scandal:

And yet, when White House Chief of Staff John Kelly appeared on The Ingraham Angle Monday evening, he clearly suggested that his boss is indeed being investigated, telling the host:

“It’s very distracting to the president, as it would be to any citizen, to be investigated, while at the same time trying to carry the weight of what it means to be president of the United States on his shoulders.”

If that’s not confirmation, what exactly is?

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As for Kelly’s whining that it’s an added “weight” on Trump to know he’s under the microscope while trying to do his job, all I can say is BOO FREAKING HOO! If he can’t handle the pressure, maybe he needs to step aside and let a legitimately elected person run the country. Someone like Hillary Clinton, who got nearly 3 million more votes than the Orange Menace.

Also, Trump made a choice to associate with unsavory characters like Manafort and Gates. He appointed Michael Flynn to one of the highest positions in the administration despite the fact that he was on the take from both the Russian and Turkish governments. You know the old saying: You are the company you keep.

So here’s a bit of advice for Trump and Kelly: No one wants to hear your pathetic whining. And we don’t believe any of your lies.

Here’s Kelly on Fox News:

https://youtu.be/XIPfK0z6nLc

 

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Harvey Weinstein to TWC Board, ‘I’m Sorry, I Have a Real Problem’

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Harvey Weinstein to TWC Board, ‘I’m Sorry, I Have a Real Problem’

 

 

Harvey Weinstein was apologetic and contrite during the Board of Directors meeting Tuesday when he resigned under pressure from the Board … sources connected to the meeting tell TMZ.

We’re told there was no screaming, no yelling, no anger. Harvey Weinstein told the Board, “I have a real problem,” and then apologized for the “trouble and confusion” he caused TWC.

We’re told Weinstein, who was on speaker phone from Arizona, told the Board he needed to build a new life and move on.

Our sources say everyone sounded conciliatory … partly because the handwriting was on the wall.  The Board made it clear Weinstein had a legal obligation to resign from the Board after it ratified his firing from TWC. He did just that.

Harvey, we’re told, was “peaceful” during the meeting and Bob was subdued.

We’re told the sense of the Board is that Harvey Weinstein will not force his firing to arbitration or court.

Our sources say both Harvey and Bob Weinstein have an overriding interest in making sure Colony Capital succeeds in restructuring the company — money. The each have roughly 21% equity interest in TWC, and if the company fails, they walk away with nothing.

As one source put it, “Harvey and Bob have a huge stake in making sure Colony Capital can put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”

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Trump’s Net Worth Plummets By $600 Million

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Trump’s Net Worth Plummets By $600 Million

 

As much as Donald Trump loves to brag about how rich he is, turns out he’s a lot less wealthy than he was a year ago.

Forbes magazine has just released their annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans has some very bad news for the Donald: His net worth has fallen drastically by $600 million, meaning he’s only worth an estimated $3.1 billion. That drops him 92 spots on the Top 400 list, from #146 to #248.

Ouch!

What led to the sudden drop in Trump’s worth? Forbes notes:

“A tough New York real estate market, particularly for retail locations; a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign.”

Ironically, America’s richest people are richer than they were in 2016, but not Trump.

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For the 24th year in a row, Bill Gates tops the list, with an estimated net worth of $89 billion. Here’s the rest of the top 10:

  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon, $67 billion
  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, $65.5 billion
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, $55.5 billion
  • Larry Ellison, Oracle, $49.3 billion
  • Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg LP, $45 billion
  • Charles Koch, Koch Industries, $42 billion
  • David Koch, Koch Industries, $42 billion
  • Larry Page, Google, $48.5 billion
  • Sergey Brin, Google, $37.5 billion

And Trump fared even worse on the Bloomberg’s worldwide billionaires list, which rates his worth at $2.86 billion. That doesn’t even qualify him to be named as one of the 500 richest people in the world.

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Expect a Trump Twitter meltdown before the end of business Tuesday.

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