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Monday, November 07, 2016

The director of public prosecutions is considering a complaint that voters were misled by the Vote Leave and Leave.EU campaigns, in contravention of electoral law.

The complaint about "undue influence" on the referendum campaign has been submitted by an independent group, spearheaded by Prof Bob Watt, an expert in electoral law from the University of Buckingham.

Under electoral law "undue influence" is considered a corrupt practice and includes the use of "a fraudulent device or contrivance" to "impede or prevent or intend to impede or prevent the free exercise of the franchise". read more


John Fisher Jr. has long been an aspiring thought leader for the right-wing community, hosting a radio show and an active politically oriented Facebook page, The John Fisher Show. Fisher is also a defense attorney -- and the meth bust happened just outside his law office.
‘Officers arrested John Fisher Jr., a Tuscaloosa defense attorney, on Friday after learning about a suspicious backpack drop. West Alabama Narcotics Task Force agents then saw a second man arrive and pick up the backpack, which was believed to be holding components of a methamphetamine lab. The agents tailed Fisher Jr. and Christopher Rushing to the same block as the attorney's law office, taking the two into custody.'
On top of Fisher's other "activism," he also staged a campaign for Alabama's state legislature in 2010 as a Republican running on a Tea Party platform


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Donald Trump has invested in the company that will operate the Dakota Pipeline and received a $100,000 campaign donation from its top executive, The Guardian reports. FEC disclosures show Trump has from $500,000 to $1 million invested in pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners and another $500,000 to $1 million in Phillips 66, which will have a 25% stake in the project when completed. Kelcy Warren, chief executive of Energy Transfer Partners, has given $103,000 to elect Trump and $66,800 to the Republican National Committee since Trump secured the GOP presidential nomination. read more


-- Donald Drumpf says he hand-picked only the best to teach success at Drumpf University. But dozens of those hired by the company had checkered pasts – including serious financial problems and even convictions for cocaine trafficking or child molestation
Half the 68 former faculty and staff identified by AP had personal bankruptcies, foreclosures, credit card defaults, tax liens or other indicators of significant money troubles prior to teaching Drumpf University courses promoting "wealth building" and "how to invest like a billionaire," according to AP's review. Many of those hired to teach did not have college degrees and were not licensed to broker real estate.

At least four had felony convictions.

They include Ron P. Broussard Jr., who was hired to the Drumpf University staff in 2007 after years serving as a motivational speaker at get-rich-quick seminars taught in hotel conference rooms.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Donald Trump said he received a $17 million insurance payment in 2005 for hurricane damage to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, but AP found little evidence of such large-scale damage. Trump's description of extensive damage does not match those of Mar-a-Lago members and even Trump loyalists. In an interview about the estate's history, Trump's longtime former butler, Anthony Senecal, recalled no catastrophic damage. He said Hurricane Wilma, the last of a string of storms that barreled through in 2004 and 2005, flattened trees behind Mar-a-Lago, but the house itself only lost some roof tiles. "That house has never been seriously damaged," said Senecal, discussing Mar-a-Lago's luck with hurricanes. "I was there for all of them." Just over two weeks after Wilma, Trump hosted 370 guests at Mar-a-Lago for the wedding of his son Donald Jr. read more


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