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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Interior Department inspector general's office opened an investigation Monday into ethics complains lodged against Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a former oil and gas lobbyist who was confirmed by the Senate just four days ago. Nancy DiPaolo, a spokeswoman for the inspector general, said the investigation is "based on requests from multiple lawmakers and others," including conservation groups.

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Trump Repuglicants will trip all over themselves defending Repuglicants who are crooks, grifters, and grafters.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-04-16 09:33 AM | Reply

If this guy starts talking about oil exploration off the Florida coast, he will be out in a nanosecond. Folks down there like their clean beaches and will vote to keep them that way. The last thing The Dotard needs is to honk off his Florida neighbors, thanks to the actions of 'his guy'...

#2 | Posted by catdog at 2019-04-16 01:07 PM | Reply


I wonder what the delay was about? Dems already announced that they intend to investigate every one, on whatever charges they can think of, even before they are appointed.

#3 | Posted by RobertZeurunkl at 2019-04-16 01:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That didn't take long.

#4 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-04-16 01:59 PM | Reply


Quelle surprise!

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-16 02:14 PM | Reply

"Folks down there like their clean beaches and will vote to keep them that way."

Humpy can ship you some of his Beautiful Clean Coal right away!! You can pile it all along the beaches and they will be even more Beautiful and Clean than ever before.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-16 04:58 PM | Reply

on whatever charges they can think of, even before they are appointed.

#3 | Posted by RobertZeurunkl

Here is an idea... stop nominating corrupt criminals!!

That is just a WILD thought that came to me and probably means Nothing.

What do I know? Carry on with your "well oiled machine"!!

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-16 05:00 PM | Reply

You can tell that douche eats live bunny rabbits for lunch.

#8 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2019-04-16 05:45 PM | Reply

This must be a mistake. I'm sure the Trump Administration has a detailed system of vetting nominees for top administration positions. Right? Right?!?

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2019-04-17 09:12 AM | Reply

I'm sure the Trump Administration has a detailed system of vetting nominees for top administration positions. Right? Right?!?

#9 | POSTED BY CATDOG

They have a system. It's called Fixed News.

Or you can write a thesis on how awesome Humpy is and everything he says is like nectar from the Gods and everything he touches is suddenly bigger and better than before. And don't forget to mention that he is above the Law.

That works too.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-17 09:23 AM | Reply

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Why investigate someone even before they have the job? You guys lost. Get over it. The country said it was tired of you. So you got voted out in '16. It's our time now. We have the right to nominate anyone we want. It's our right.

You liberals are --------.

You liberals started this.

#11 | Posted by boaz at 2019-04-17 09:51 AM | Reply

More deep state lawfare against a duly elected administration. They won't like living under the new rules should the table turn.

#12 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-04-17 11:31 AM | Reply

You liberals started this.

#11 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Clinton--------. Impeached for a--------.

So no, we did not "start this".

But. We will finish it.

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-17 03:16 PM | Reply

They won't like living under the new rules should the table turn.

#12 | POSTED BY VISITOR_ AT

The rules (laws) are created by Congress. Not the President.

If YOU don't like the rules there is a process by which to change them.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-17 03:18 PM | Reply

Trump's New Interior Secretary Already Being Investigated

Congressional investigation come with costs. First, it diverts limited resources. Second, it sets up a --- for tat when the shoes are on the other foot. Third, the opposition party risks overshooting and thus faces political risks with the public.

I have no problems with Democrats putting this person under investigation. That is their prerogative. I just think that doing this right on the heels of the Mueller thing may not be smart politically.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-17 03:29 PM | Reply

"Second, it sets up a --- for tat when the shoes are on the other foot."

The difference being dozens of indictments from Mueller, and none from the comedy team of Nunes and Gowdy.

Too bad some cheerleaders neither notice nor note.

#16 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-04-17 03:33 PM | Reply

Well if when trump stops hiring obvious criminals then we won't have that problem will we??

It is Congress job to hold the President accountable. This President thinks he is not accountable to anyone.

Wrong thinking. That is where your problem lies. Not with Congress. At least not on this issue.

They are just doing their job. Now if only the President would figure out what his job is and do it. But, I am afraid we don't have that much time.

And Humpy's Time is almost up.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-17 03:35 PM | Reply

#16 that doesn't change the --- for tat nature of congressional investigations.

Like I said, I have no problem with what Democrats are doing.

#18 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-17 03:39 PM | Reply

Like I said, I have no problem with what Democrats are doing.

#18 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

And you also said, it's not smart politics. It is very smart politics.

Humpy wanted to play with the Big Boys. This is how the Big Boys play.

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

Humpy is learning how his gubmint works. And that he is not above the Law.

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-17 04:48 PM | Reply

Donner,

Would you agree that the GOP way over-played their hand investigating Benghazi to death?

That is what the Democrats are beginning to risk here.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-17 04:51 PM | Reply

"That is what the Democrats are beginning to risk here."

Well, give them two years...
~Devin & Trey

#21 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-04-17 04:55 PM | Reply

"Would you agree that the GOP way over-played their hand investigating Benghazi to death?"

No, because there were no consequences for how they (over-)played Benghazi.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-17 04:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Would you agree that the GOP way over-played their hand investigating Benghazi to death?

That is what the Democrats are beginning to risk here.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ

We're talking about well documented Russian interference in our elections and a lack of action by our president to thwart it - even believing Putin over our on intelligence services - instead of taking it head on and opposing Putin with the might of the U.S. government. It's important we get to the reasons why he's so adverse to confronting our adversaries over the essential aspect of our democratic form of government.

Quite a difference between Benghazi and a direct threat to our democracy by an adversary, wouldn't you agree?

#23 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-04-17 05:01 PM | Reply

Obama was the president while the Russians were interfering. He did nothing but use it as an excuse to use the FBI to spy on a political opponent.

#24 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-04-17 05:14 PM | Reply

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