The Supreme Court has rejected Sen. Bob Menendez´s attempt to throw out the bribery and corruption charges against him, setting the stage for a trial for the New Jersey Democrat this fall. With Monday´s announcement, Menendez can no longer block the proceedings against him from moving forward, a major setback for his efforts to avoid criminal trial. Abbe Lowell, Menendez´s lead defense attorney, said the Supreme Court´s decision not to hear the appeal was "disappointing," but still said Menendez will be "vindicated when all the facts are heard at trial." "It´s disappointing that the Supreme Court did not take this opportunity to set
Good old Abbe Lowell. I guess Menendez knows what kind of trouble he is up against.:
"Lowell has defended political figures including John Edwards, Jim Wright, Dan Rostenkowski, Charles Keating, and Gary Condit former Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons, U.S. Rep. Joseph McDade and lobbyist Jack Abramoff."
He keeps great company. Also minority attorney in Clintons impeachment.
Herein lies a cautionary tale. If publicly funded higher education can be hijacked in America’s most conservative state, under the noses of a legislature with lopsided Republican majorities in both houses, and with a Republican governor and Republican lieutenant governor, it can (and likely will) happen in your state—if you let it.Gregory L. Fenves, president of the University of Texas at Austin since 2015, is apparently intent on remaking the place in the image of his alma mater (B.S., 1980; Ph.D., 1984), the University of California at Berkeley, where he taught for 20 years before moving in 2008 to UT
Deputy Asst. to President Donald Trump, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, sat down with Maria Bartiromo for an interview discussing the White House global policy. …”The President is not an interventionist commander-in-chief. Nothing has changed from November 7th to today. He’s been explicit, we are not invading other peoples’ countries, we are not occupying them. This is not some neo-conservative Bush era administration.”… ~ Dr. Gorka. (Video)
National Security Advisor HR McMaster has been selected by conspiracy nuts and alt-reality moonbats as a necessary evil foil to retain their pearl-clutching placement at the table of doomsday drum-beating. Apparently, when candidate Trump, then president-elect Trump, and now President Trump said: “bomb the s**t out of ISIS“, “rebuild our military” and recreate “peace through strength” – a sketchy handful of fools perceived such statements possible without actually ‘bombing‘, ‘rebuilding‘ or ‘reasserting strength‘. Yes, cognitive dissonance relies upon use of the Mamet Principle; and yes, it happens on the fringe elements of both sides of the circular political continuum. In the most recent
The empire always strikes back. And permanent Washington wants to retake the power and prestige it lost at the hands of Donald Trump over the past 18 months. The bipartisan media monopoly closed ranks in opposition to Trump and he won anyway. Desperate and discredited the same forces that opposed Trump before the election doubled down after he won. Look at the desperate measures deployed against President Trump. There was no honeymoon period, no benefit of the doubt, no coming together—even if only temporarily—for the good of the country. There has been nothing but total war. From day one it’s been
The New York Times is surprised that President Trump´s supporters have not abandoned him. It headlined a story: Focused on Trump’s Successes, Many Supporters Are Unfazed by His Reversals Let me Mansplain this to the girly boys on the Left; it is PMH. Patience. Media. Hillary. Let´s see, this is Day 85 of a 1,461 day first term. We don´t trust the media. He ain´t Hillary. Those are three reasons we ain´t turning on him, and likely won´t. The media -- and the Washington Establishment it grovels to -- are unworthy of our trust.
We now have two reasons to thank Judge Merrick Garland. The first is he failed to make it to the Supreme Court. The new reason to give thanks is his 2013 ruling that Barack Obama sought to make White House visitor logs private. Perhaps that got Garland the nomination. We do know, President Trump does not have to disclose who visits the White House. The dumb bunny media immediately attacked President Trump for (spins dial) hypocrisy. Ah, that´s a liberal favorite from Rules for Radicals. Hold the enemy to his own standards while ignoring them yourself.
The issue we historically held with Mick ‘Cantalopes’ Mulvaney, was his direct association with Speaker Ryan when it comes to tax/budget plans. Thankfully, so far, Mulvaney has outperformed expectations and our fears have not been seen in Trump policy. We are cautiously optimistic. One AP article disingenuously previously reported the White House was moving away from the initial campaign tax reform proposal. That outline was pure gas-lighting. The central issue of tax plan disparity centers around import tax tariffs and various alternative proposals. House Speaker Paul Ryan is all-in with his “Border Adjustment Tax”, it is part of his larger
Back in late 2001 when Osama bin Laden was US enemy No. 1, I spent a good bit of time in the Afghan mountains not far from where the MOAB was dropped. Bin Laden´s hideout was Tora Bora, on the same mountain ridge in the Achin district of Nangarhar. We watched as American bombers flew lazy eights in the sky awaiting their bombing runs. When the go was given, we could at times see stacks of bombs cascading toward the rugged and unforgiving mountainside. What surprised me back then was the limit of the damage the bombs caused. Scrambling around the freshly cleaved
Two migrants have been given sentences of three and two-and-a-half years for beating a young man almost to death before violently raping his female friend. The government will try to deport only one of them, temporarily. The Freie Zeiten reports that three teenage girls and one male friend met for a party at an apartment in Kista, near Stockholm, citing Solna District Court documents. One of the girls invited a 21-year-old migrant from Liberia, Richelieu Jarara, with whom she was acquainted. This man brought another African migrant, a Kenyan named Fayed Mwangi, with him. Before long, the migrants began sexually harassing the girls.
First lady Melania Trump made an unannounced visit Friday morning to see seven girls at a group home for abuse and domestic violence victims in Florida. Melania Trump arrived at the shelter at around 10:15 a.m. and spoke with a group of girls between the ages of 12 and 17 for 45 minutes, the Palm Beach Post reported. “This is a day that the girls will never forget,” said Matthew Ladika, the chief executive officer of HomeSafe, the non-profit in charge of the shelter. The agency in charge of the girls said they were all removed from their families by
One of Donald Trump´s first acts as president was to freeze federal hiring, but he has decided to lift that directive in favor of a refined plan to try to resize the government to meet his agenda and campaign pledges. The January prohibition on new hiring is replaced Wednesday with what Office of Management and Budget Direct Mick Mulvaney called a “smarter plan” that the administration hopes will complement Trump’s budget priorities and lead to a redrawing of the executive branch from the ground up. “The president the United States has asked all of us in the executive branch to
Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, said on Friday morning that President Donald Trump’s populist supporters need not fear that the decision to strike a Syrian government target last week represents an embrace of neoconservatism. “It’s not a modification,” Gorka said Friday (Snip) “Donald J. Trump hasn’t changed from November 7 to Good Friday, April 14,” he said. “This isn’t 2003, this isn’t 1991 and the Gulf War, and the president has not changed one bit,” Gorka said. “This is not the Bush administration, and it is not neoconservatism.” Rather, Gorka claimed, Trump’s actions are motivated by the recognition that “if there
They´ve spent the last month quietly recuperating in French Polynesia since leaving the White House earlier this year. But Barack and Michelle Obama interrupted the quiet island life they´ve become accustomed to this weekend with a star-studded jaunt out to sea. The former First Couple joined Bruce Springsteen Tom Hanks and their wives on music mogul David Geffen´s superyacht Rising Sun on Friday, making quite the splash as they arrived at the vessel off the island of Mo´orea in a spruced up speedboat. Once on board, the Obama´s played tourists, posing romantically on the upper deck while they had their
A review of the surveillance material flagged by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes shows no inappropriate action by Susan Rice or any other Obama administration official, Republican and Democratic Congressional aides who have been briefed on the matter told NBC News. (Snip) "I saw no evidence of any wrongdoing," said one U.S. official who reviewed the documents, who would not agree to be identified further. "It was all completely normal." His assessment was shared by a senior Republican aide who had been briefed on the matter but declined to speak on the record. The finding by lawmakers of both parties
PALM BEACH — A light, warm breeze rolled off the ocean a block away. The pianist at Café L´Europe, a standard poodle at his feet, entertained a capacity crowd, dressed in blazers and pastels, buoyant with champagne. Out front, black and red Ferraris were lined up with a vintage Bentley and a Rolls. A typical Friday night in Palm Beach, the winding down of "season." Amid the luxury and esprit de corps, one could overlook the surreal: Six minutes down the road, the 45th president of the United States was decompressing after a high-stakes meeting with his Chinese counterpart, a summit
Hillary Clinton phoned Barack Obama on election night after conceding defeat and told him: ‘I’m sorry’. The Democratic Presidential candidate stepped into an anteroom for the conversation to apologize for losing to Donald Trump in a conversation which has never previously been reported. As she took the call Clinton knew she had ‘let her country down’ and that Obama’s legacy lay ‘shattered at Donald Trump’s feet’, a new book reveals. Minutes earlier Clinton had called Trump and suppressed ‘the anger that touched every nerve in her body’ as she conceded. She said: ‘Congratulations, Donald. ‘I’ll be supportive of the country’s success and that means
Dan Rather said on CNN’s Reliable Sources this morning that people are being too quick to praise Donald Trump as presidential for dropping bombs. The most notable example of this in the past two weeks was CNN’s own Fareed Zakaria saying that Trump “became president” in response to the Syria strike. Rather did not mention Zakaria specifically, but he did say, “Dropping bombs, having missile strikes, doesn’t make one presidential.” He said it’s way too early for that kind of rhetoric, because the question really is whether you can “keep the peace” afterwards. Stelter asked Rather if journalists have a tendency
CNN´s Fareed Zakaria discusses his experience with "Trump derangement syndrome," where people´s hatred and anger towards the president is so intense that it impairs their judgment. He talks about Obama speechwriters attacking Trump for doing exactly what President Obama would have done in Syria. "And then came the strike against Syria. On that issue, Trump appears to have listened carefully to his senior national security professionals, reversed his ealier positions, chosen a calibrated response, and acted swiftly. I supported the strike, and pointed out both in print and on air that Trump was finally being presidential because the action ´seemed
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump enlisted the services of Risa Heller, a New York City public relations figure known for her work with Democrats — including former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Gov. David Paterson (D-NY) — when they came to Washington to take up their official posts in the Trump White House, according to a report in Buzzfeed. The revelation came amid reports that a New York City set with a history of friendly ties to the Democratic party is gaining traction in President Donald Trump’s White House, much to the
By all accounts, Jared Kushner, the husband of President Trump´s favorite daughter, has become an extraordinarily powerful man in the White House. To formally appoint Kushner a senior adviser, with a top security clearance, the president sought and received a Justice Department opinion declaring the White House exempt from federal anti-nepotism laws. That meant Kushner could have an official White House title to go along with his trusted-member-of-the-family influence.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly confirmed Sunday that federal immigration authorities won’t shy away from arresting illegal immigrants who would have been ignored under the Obama administration. New categories of criminal aliens will be targeted for deportation, not just those who’ve committed headline-grabbing crimes like rape and murder, Kelly said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Someone, as an example, with multiple DUIs,” he said, is the kind of illegal immigrant that would draw attention from immigration authorities. “Even a single DUI, depending on other aspects, would get you into the system,” he added. Responding to questions from Todd about what
Everything is political to the overly sensitive mind of today’s leftist. When the Atlanta Braves unfurled a gigantic flag for the playing of the national anthem, it prompted an ultra sensitive member of the partisan media and his Twitter followers to express a whole host of ridiculous claims. In a Twitter post this weekend, NBC baseball writer Craig Calcaterra complained that the presentation of Old Glory evoked overly political tones. He and his like-minded comrades used the occasion to attack the flag, the military, President Trump, conservatives and the singing of God Bless America: Will you keep politics out of sports, please?
Corruption on Capitol Hill is “worse than you think,” Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., insists. “When you first get here, you think that you are in some sort of fairy-tale novel,” Buck said. “They wine and dine you and they show you just exactly what it’s like if you play the game. It’s a wonderful life.” Things quickly change, however, if “you don’t play the game.” “If you don’t play the game … it becomes a much less conformable existence here,” Buck said. (Snip) Buck said his book addresses corruption present in government today that he was not prepared for after being elected to
Variety magazine’s Co-Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller, in a tweet promoting a new specialty issue, asked the public to answer this question about Chelsea Clinton, “How cool does Chelsea Clinton look on our Power of Women, NY, cover? Read her great interview with @RaminSetoodeh in tomorrow’s issue!” (Photos/Tweet) Clinton is one of six women featured individually on separate covers of the Variety specialty issue along with Jessica Chastain, Gayle King, Blake Lively, Audra McDonald and Shari Redstone. (Photos/Tweet) The liberal media, working in collusion with her parents former President Bill Clinton and failed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and their political operatives, is