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    President Pays Gigantic Fine for Stealing From Charity
    What’s your favorite act of misusing and/or stealing funds from a charity in this list of violations to which the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, just admitted in the course of paying $2 million in court-ordered damages to resolve a lawsuit filed against him by the New York attorney general’s office?


    1. When he had the Trump 2020 campaign put the Trump Foundation’s name on promotional materials and ceremonial checks related to a fundraiser that he, as a candidate, held for military veterans in January 2016. (The Trump Foundation was ostensibly a charity, and charities can’t participate in political campaigns.)


    2. When he used $100,000 of the Trump Foundation’s money—which was raised almost entirely from other people—to settle an ordinance dispute that his Mar-a-Lago club/vacation home was having with the city of Palm Beach, Florida. (He had violated the ordinance in question by flying an enormous American flag on an 80-foot flagpole, which, admittedly, is a funny way to get sued by the city of Palm Beach.)


    3. When he used $157,820 of the Trump Foundation’s money to settle a legal dispute with a man who’d won a $1 million hole-in-one prize during an event held by another charity at a Trump golf course in New York. (The resolution agreement released by New York state says that a company from which the outside charity had purchased “ ‘hole in one’ insurance” was responsible for denying the man his prize. Per reporting by the Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, who uncovered a great deal of the activity covered in New York’s suit, the question at issue was whether Trump’s golf course had made the relevant hole too short.)


    4. When he used $25,000 of the charity’s money to make a donation to a political group that supported then–Florida attorney general Pam Bondi at the same time that Bondi was considering whether to sue “Trump University” for defrauding its “students.” (Bondi did not, but New York’s attorney general did, which led in part to the other multimillion-dollar fraud settlement that Trump paid since taking office.) (Bondi now works for the White House as a special adviser to Trump on matters related to impeachment.) (LOL.)


    5. When he used the Trump Foundation to pay $5,000 to put an advertisement for the Trump International Hotel in D.C. into a program distributed at another charity’s fundraising event.


    6. When he used $10,000 of the Trump Foundation’s money to buy a painting of himself (Donald Trump) that he hung inside his Doral resort in Miami.


    7. When he used $32,000 of the Trump Foundation’s money to pay “stewardship” costs for a piece of property in Westchester County, New York, that he’d donated to a land preservation group (but only after attempting unsuccessfully to build a golf course and luxury housing on it).


    Some people might say that No. 6 is the best because it creates an overlapping Venn diagram of corruption involving the Doral resort, to which Trump’s administration attempted to award a contract to host the G-7 international summit. But I like No. 5 because it’s so simple.

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    And so it's not me it's him Defense continues
    You guys are so desperate!

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    they do this shit every fucking year....

    they can't work on IMPORTANT bills, just the same meaningless bullshit.

    Congressional Leaders Reach Tentative Deal to Avert Government Shutdown - The New York Times

    last minute Sally's.


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    National (US) Poll - December 10, 2019 - Buttigieg Slips, While Biden A | Quinnipiac University Connecticut

    Small group of Democrats floats censure instead of impeachment - POLITICO

    McCarthy: Not Difficult To Defend Trump; 'Very Difficult' To Defend Pelosi's Congress

    New Polls Show Democrats' Impeachment Barrage Has Voters Unmoved

    so YES this impeachment crap is losing favor from both sides of the isle.
    IF you follow the local area elections also, Every major dem and all of the 'squad' are facing HEAVY opposition in their districts.
    Members of the squad have extra problems to face..... campaign/funding/adultery charges.

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    Dem Congressman Cedric Richmond appears to be watching golf on laptop during impeachment debate | Fox News
    This is how much some of the other democrats care about impeachment. Not listening to the hearing at all, just staring at his laptop watching golf during the hearing. I think this also goes to show (along with the signal of democrat defectors for impeachment) that this is an effort from just a few Trump haters, as I've said before.

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    and Jerry Nadless was caught sleeping. There used to be YouTube videos of it .. but amazingly they have been removed!

    [VIDEO] Jerry Nadler Nods Off During His Own Impeachment Hearing LOL

    RGB was caught many times napping. Surely it must be a very tough job in DC... or maybe it's all the parties they go to? Hell, IF I was caught napping on my job, or a PFC caught napping while on duty.. we'd be fired!

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    Donald Trump keeps making history -- but not how he wants to
    President Donald Trump is uniquely focused on his place in history. He's forever comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln or tweeting out -- as he did Friday morning -- that his popularity among Republicans is historically high. Trump views himself as a great president and wants to ensure his place in the historical record.


    What happened Friday morning in Washington will do that -- although probably not in the way Trump imagined.



    In less than 30 minutes, the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against Trump, making him only the fourth president in the history of the republic to face a full House vote on impeachment. Two of the three -- Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson -- were ultimately impeached by the House in a floor vote. The third, Richard Nixon, resigned from office before what would have been a certain full House vote to impeach him.

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    H. RES. 755


    Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.


    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    December 10, 2019
    Mr. Nadler submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


    RESOLUTION
    Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.


    Resolved, That Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:


    Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America, against Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.


    ARTICLE I: ABUSE OF POWER


    The Constitution provides that the House of Representatives “shall have the sole Power of Impeachment” and that the President “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors”. In his conduct of the office of President of the United States—and in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed—Donald J. Trump has abused the powers of the Presidency, in that:


    Using the powers of his high office, President Trump solicited the interference of a foreign government, Ukraine, in the 2020 United States Presidential election. He did so through a scheme or course of conduct that included soliciting the Government of Ukraine to publicly announce investigations that would benefit his reelection, harm the election prospects of a political opponent, and influence the 2020 United States Presidential election to his advantage. President Trump also sought to pressure the Government of Ukraine to take these steps by conditioning official United States Government acts of significant value to Ukraine on its public announcement of the investigations. President Trump engaged in this scheme or course of conduct for corrupt purposes in pursuit of personal political benefit. In so doing, President Trump used the powers of the Presidency in a manner that compromised the national security of the United States and undermined the integrity of the United States democratic process. He thus ignored and injured the interests of the Nation.


    President Trump engaged in this scheme or course of conduct through the following means:


    (1) President Trump—acting both directly and through his agents within and outside the United States Government—corruptly solicited the Government of Ukraine to publicly announce investigations into—


    (A) a political opponent, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.; and


    (B) a discredited theory promoted by Russia alleging that Ukraine—rather than Russia—interfered in the 2016 United States Presidential election.


    (2) With the same corrupt motives, President Trump—acting both directly and through his agents within and outside the United States Government—conditioned two official acts on the public announcements that he had requested—


    (A) the release of $391 million of United States taxpayer funds that Congress had appropriated on a bipartisan basis for the purpose of providing vital military and security assistance to Ukraine to oppose Russian aggression and which President Trump had ordered suspended; and


    (B) a head of state meeting at the White House, which the President of Ukraine sought to demonstrate continued United States support for the Government of Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.


    (3) Faced with the public revelation of his actions, President Trump ultimately released the military and security assistance to the Government of Ukraine, but has persisted in openly and corruptly urging and soliciting Ukraine to undertake investigations for his personal political benefit.


    These actions were consistent with President Trump’s previous invitations of foreign interference in United States elections.


    In all of this, President Trump abused the powers of the Presidency by ignoring and injuring national security and other vital national interests to obtain an improper personal political benefit. He has also betrayed the Nation by abusing his high office to enlist a foreign power in corrupting democratic elections.


    Wherefore President Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office, and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law. President Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.


    ARTICLE II: OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS


    The Constitution provides that the House of Representatives “shall have the sole Power of Impeachment” and that the President “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors”. In his conduct of the office of President of the United States—and in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed—Donald J. Trump has directed the unprecedented, categorical, and indiscriminate defiance of subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives pursuant to its “sole Power of Impeachment”. President Trump has abused the powers of the Presidency in a manner offensive to, and subversive of, the Constitution, in that:


    The House of Representatives has engaged in an impeachment inquiry focused on President Trump’s corrupt solicitation of the Government of Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 United States Presidential election. As part of this impeachment inquiry, the Committees undertaking the investigation served subpoenas seeking documents and testimony deemed vital to the inquiry from various Executive Branch agencies and offices, and current and former officials.


    In response, without lawful cause or excuse, President Trump directed Executive Branch agencies, offices, and officials not to comply with those subpoenas. President Trump thus interposed the powers of the Presidency against the lawful subpoenas of the House of Representatives, and assumed to himself functions and judgments necessary to the exercise of the “sole Power of Impeachment” vested by the Constitution in the House of Representatives.


    President Trump abused the powers of his high office through the following means:


    (1) Directing the White House to defy a lawful subpoena by withholding the production of documents sought therein by the Committees.


    (2) Directing other Executive Branch agencies and offices to defy lawful subpoenas and withhold the production of documents and records from the Committees—in response to which the Department of State, Office of Management and Budget, Department of Energy, and Department of Defense refused to produce a single document or record.


    (3) Directing current and former Executive Branch officials not to cooperate with the Committees—in response to which nine Administration officials defied subpoenas for testimony, namely John Michael “Mick” Mulvaney, Robert B. Blair, John A. Eisenberg, Michael Ellis, Preston Wells Griffith, Russell T. Vought, Michael Duffey, Brian McCormack, and T. Ulrich Brechbuhl.


    These actions were consistent with President Trump’s previous efforts to undermine United States Government investigations into foreign interference in United States elections.


    Through these actions, President Trump sought to arrogate to himself the right to determine the propriety, scope, and nature of an impeachment inquiry into his own conduct, as well as the unilateral prerogative to deny any and all information to the House of Representatives in the exercise of its “sole Power of Impeachment”. In the history of the Republic, no President has ever ordered the complete defiance of an impeachment inquiry or sought to obstruct and impede so comprehensively the ability of the House of Representatives to investigate “high Crimes and Misdemeanors”. This abuse of office served to cover up the President’s own repeated misconduct and to seize and control the power of impeachment—and thus to nullify a vital constitutional safeguard vested solely in the House of Representatives.


    In all of this, President Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.


    Wherefore, President Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to the Constitution if allowed to remain in office, and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law. President Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

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    Berkeley lecturer let it slip how Leftists really feel about rural Americans | Culture Watch News


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    Jackson Kernion, who describes himself as a Graduate Student Instructor at Berkeley, having taught at least 11 philosophy courses at the university since 2013, took to Twitter Wednesday to explain the academic reasoning behind his distaste for people from rural America, calling those who live in rural areas “bad people who have made bad life decisions.”
    I unironically embrace the bashing of rural Americans. They, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions. Some, I assume are good people. But this nostalgia for some imagined pastoral way of life is stupid and we should shame people who aren’t pro-city,” he wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

    so.... a person that tries to follow a "godly way of life" are stupid and we have made bad decisions in life??

    to try an live a life where you don't hurt others, try to give others the benefit of doubt, to not judge others, to love their families, country and respect the ways of OUR land is WRONG?


    the term 'pro-city' is just the type language used in Agenda 21/30. They want to crowd everyone into big cities, succumb to their high taxes, crazy laws and to not value hard work, but rather adopt their views on how things should be done. To give up everything that makes me ME and to work so others that can work but refuse to do so should be supported by those that work?

    no thanks.. that is the socialist view on life, not mine.

    How dare some liberalistic idjet ( al sharpton's word ) that probably can't even change his oil or fix a flat tire, that rural America are fools... I hope that pompous fuck has a nice fat belly and his car is well maintained by some 'toothless' hick. His views are NOT the views of many Americans, because we feel it is better to earn our way thru life as opposed to riding off the merits of others.

    And they can't understand why THEY are the fools, and walk around with the Globalist views on life. WHILE WE (thru tax dollars) support them, feed them and make sure that they still can bad mouth MY country!

    my answer to them?

    GO FUCK OFF!

    TrumpPence2020



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