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Feds arrest close Trump ally Tom Barrack on charges of an illegal foreign influence campaign in 2016: report
   
Federal law enforcement authorities have arrested a top Trump friend and ally, Tom Barrack. The charges have yet to be unsealed, CNBC reports.  Barrack served as then-President Donald Trump's chairman of his 2017 inaugural fund. The charges are not believed to be related to that fund.

"Few people are closer to Trump than Barrack, his friend for three decades," an October, 2017 Washington Post article said of Barrack.

"Barrack as Barrack helped rescue Trump's real estate empire years ago. He was the top fundraiser for Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. He turned down a Cabinet offer, preferring to be an outside adviser, although his name is still mentioned as a potential White House chief of staff should Trump decide to choose a new one. Above all, Barrack has remained unfailingly loyal to Trump, whom he sees as a shrewd politician."

UPDATE: NBC's Tom Winter reports charges include acting as an "agent" of a foreign government, "influencing the foreign policy positions of the Trump campaign in 2016" and lying to the FBI:

Feds arrest close Trump ally Tom Barrack on charges of an illegal foreign influence campaign in 2016: report - Alternet.org

(The detonations are getting closer and closer to Trump. Once of of Trump's cabal rolls over, it will start an avalanche)

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DEA Agent Proudly Posed With Service Pistol, Badge at Capitol Riots, Feds Say 
A special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration brought his service weapon and badge to the Jan. 6 Capitol siege, defiantly displaying them for multiple photos taken in restricted areas on the Capitol grounds after police barricades were overrun, a newly-unsealed court filing reveals.

Mark Sami Ibrahim, who worked out of a DEA office in the Los Angeles area, traveled from California to Washington, D.C., to take part in the pro-Trump insurrection that left five people dead, the filing states. A friend of Ibrahim’s told investigators that the probationary agent “had been thinking about his next move” because he was planning to leave the DEA and “wanted the protests to be his stage for launching a ‘Liberty Tavern’ political podcast and cigar brand,” it explains.

Ibrahim, who was suspended in March after DEA brass found out he had been on site when the Capitol was breached, told investigators he never entered the building. However, he is still facing three charges for entering restricted grounds while carrying a deadly weapon; climbing the Peace Monument outside the Capitol; and lying to federal agents.

DEA Agent Mark Sami Ibrahim Proudly Posed With Service Pistol, Badge at Capitol Riots, Feds Say (thedailybeast.com)

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16 hours ago, Mark F said:

where is the class action law suit against fox, for its covid lying.

 

that, would put it out of business.

 

is there no rule code,or law prohibiting spreading lies about medical treatment?

 

truly evil.

They'll just do what they always do and claim they are a fictional show/playing characters, so their "lies" shouldn't be taken seriously.

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28 minutes ago, Bigblue204 said:

They'll just do what they always do and claim they are a fictional show/playing characters, so their "lies" shouldn't be taken seriously.

I think it would be highly appropriate if the US courts ruled that a disclaimer had to be put on-screen and in the opening comments by each Fox host that this is not a news program and is not factual and any and all content should be viewed as entertainment.

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heckuva job manchin

 

West Virginia's pro-fossil-fuel politicians have long been a disaster for their own constituents. West Virginia ranks near the bottom of the US in just about every major dimension of wellbeing. In the current US News and World Report ranking of all 50 states, West Virginia ranks 47th in healthcare, 45th in education, 48th on economy, and dead last on infrastructure. The state is also notorious for having the highest number of opioid-involved overdose deaths per 100,000 people. But instead of looking for real solutions for the state, and moving beyond the fossil fuel sectors (which employ less than 2% of the state's workforce), Manchin and Capito are actually trying to slash Biden's plans for federal investments in infrastructure.

common dreams

 

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25 minutes ago, Mark F said:

heckuva job manchin

 

West Virginia's pro-fossil-fuel politicians have long been a disaster for their own constituents. West Virginia ranks near the bottom of the US in just about every major dimension of wellbeing. In the current US News and World Report ranking of all 50 states, West Virginia ranks 47th in healthcare, 45th in education, 48th on economy, and dead last on infrastructure. The state is also notorious for having the highest number of opioid-involved overdose deaths per 100,000 people. But instead of looking for real solutions for the state, and moving beyond the fossil fuel sectors (which employ less than 2% of the state's workforce), Manchin and Capito are actually trying to slash Biden's plans for federal investments in infrastructure.

common dreams

 

Things were so bad in some West Virginia counties that Doctors Without Borders actually opened up clinics there. The average male life expectancy in those counties at that time was 67, and the infant mortality was in the third-world range. 

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Republicans just realized they are killing their own voters.

 

like in Alabama.

By Dennis Pillion | [email protected]

Dr. Brytney Cobia said Monday that all but one of her COVID patients in Alabama did not receive the vaccine. The vaccinated patient, she said, just needed a little oxygen and is expected to fully recover. Some of the others are dying.

“I’m admitting young healthy people to the hospital with very serious COVID infections,” wrote Cobia, a hospitalist at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, in an emotional Facebook post Sunday. “One of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late.”

 

so Mc Connell now publicly urges and supports getting vaccinated . 

 

Hes as stupid as he looks, but hes also a person who seems to have no concern for fellow human beings.

looks,like eric clapton is a dope too. pun intended.

 

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On 2021-07-21 at 9:52 AM, Bigblue204 said:

They'll just do what they always do and claim they are a fictional show/playing characters, so their "lies" shouldn't be taken seriously.

And this is where the Judicial system fails Americans. The guilty here hide behind the cloak of judicial independence while ramming their political ideology and behind door deals thru. What a farce.

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what can be expected from Nancy Pelosi. husband is Paul.

answer. nothing of substance. dont expect someone to pass laws that might affect their own stash. it will not happen.

 

"In March, the House Rules Committee, which is closely controlled by Pelosi, blocked votes on amendments to the For the People Act to rein in congressional stock trading, including an amendment from Reps. Chip Roy (R-Texas) and Abigail Spanberger (D-Va,) that would have required senators and representatives, their spouses, and their dependent children to put stocks and other covered investments into blind trusts until after they are out of office.

Paul Pelosi is one of the most prolific stock traders among congressional spouses. So far this year he has purchased stock in companies including Tesla, Walt Disney, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, according to disclosures filed by the Speaker. 

The Pelosis were worth nearly $115 million as of 2018, according to OpenSecrets."

 

gee, I wonder if nancy would pass a law that interfered with her husbands ability to make multi millions of dollars. 🤪

 

Sludge. good corruption  tracking site.

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