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Friday, November 09, 2018

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting a criminal investigation of a Florida company accused of scamming millions from customers during the period that Matthew Whitaker, the acting U.S. attorney general, served as a paid advisory-board member, according to an alleged victim who was contacted by the FBI and other people familiar with the matter.

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No wonder trampy likes him.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2018-11-09 08:08 PM | Reply

Trumps america. Where potential criminals control the investigations into themselves.

Is this how we maga?

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-11-09 08:11 PM | Reply

This is madness.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2018-11-09 08:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nutshell:

Right-wing media have characterized Wednesday's group of fewer than 15 activists shadowed by four legal observers as a violent mob. In reality, a small group knocked on Carlson's door, shook a tambourine, and chanted slogans aimed at his chosen career hyping hateful speech aimed at racial minorities and political opponents, then left. As one of them broke off to spray paint his driveway, two others angrily reproached that person. Police opted not to arrest anyone in the group, choosing instead to scold them for their ill-mannered behavior and send them on their way.

The point of these direct actions, the activists behind them consistently say, is to deliver an emotional counterpunch to bad actors in U.S. politics whose work raises threat levels for marginalized communities. The point, in other words, is to unsettle and frighten -- and I certainly would have been frightened had it been me in that house. But in both embellishing the nature of the threat and papering over Carlson's own record, the media reaction has blurred the truth of Wednesday night's events.

Surprise, surprise... the right wing media has embellished and lied again, color me not surprised.

#4 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-11-09 08:22 PM | Reply

Whoops, sorry. I didn't mean to post #4 here.

#5 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-11-09 08:23 PM | Reply

Is this how we maga?

#2 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2018-11-09 08:11 PM | FLAG:

This is madness.

#3 | POSTED BY TOR

I guess it's MAGAness?

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-09 10:17 PM | Reply

I will say again that Trump wasn't lying when he said he'd only hire the best people.

He just meant the best people to assist his grifting, thieving and pillaging of America. It's our fault for assuming we meant the best people to serve the people's interests.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-09 10:19 PM | Reply

#7

Much like when he said "Only I can fix it", he meant it like "the fix was in".

#8 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-11-09 10:21 PM | Reply

Trump now says he never met him.
This opportunistic toady better grab while he can.
He may not be there long.

#9 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2018-11-10 08:35 AM | Reply

He may not be there long.
#9 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis

I wish that were true. He'll be there at least 2 more years and probably 6. Sigh.

#10 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-11-10 08:38 AM | Reply

#10

You are, unfortunately, probably right.

#11 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2018-11-10 09:02 AM | Reply

He'll be there at least 2 more years and probably 6.

Only if he's nominated and confirmed by the Senate. Otherwise he's out in about mid-June plus some contingent time depending on when another is nominated and confirmed.

#12 | Posted by et_al at 2018-11-10 02:21 PM | Reply

Hey Righties, has the order been given to roll out the "Deep State" obfuscation talking points?

Asking for a friend.

#13 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2018-11-10 05:31 PM | Reply

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