Is Chase Bank now closing checking accounts over politics?
If this is true, it represents a dramatic escalation of the tactics used against firearms businesses. It's one thing for an informal collection of individuals in a particular industry to blacklist people they don't like. (Not a GOOD thing, mind you). It's another when that blacklist process extends to your general financial life, including such basic necessities as having a bank account.
Details here. That many means they mean to pass it if they can. They are probably thinking three things: they will get Republicans in the Senate on the record and might even pass it, they might get Trump to sign it if they do because they have successfully pressured him on bump stocks, and either way, Bloomberg will give them campaign donations.
It's not completely insane. It's unclear if she wants to run. But, I want to make it clear: America is not, and should not become, a nation where husbands and wives run for office, especially not the Presidency. It becomes nothing more than a way to subvert the rule against more than two terms in the White House. We already have Congresspeople passing their seats -- in practice, not by law -- to their sons, daughters, or wives. We already have the shameful history of the Bush dynasty. We already have the Kennedy political clan.
We must not become a nation whose government is inherited. That is exactly what we fought a revolution to escape.
Remember when people said the disaster relief bills for Sandy were bloated and vulnerable to fraud? Remember when Democrats accused Republicans of being heartless for not voting on relief legislation they hadn't had a chance to read?
Yeah, there's been fraud. Millions of dollars worth of fraud, by government workers as part of their job.
I've often asked the question, "Why are gun control activists so violent?" I can't take credit for it; I think I got it from Saysuncle. But it seems to me that the better formulation is "Why are violent people gun control activists?"
I suspect the reason, deep down, is that they think you are just as violent and unable to make moral choices as they are.
Trisha Anderson admits FBI had a spy within the Trump campaign
Or rather, she unreasonably parses words to deny a "spy" while admitting to multiple confidential human sources within the campaign but not "placed" by the FBI within the campaign. Details here, including the suspected identity.
FBI general counsel Baker thought Clinton should be charged
In other words, Comey lied about why he was declining to present the case to the DOJ. He said it was because no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. His own general counsel, Baker, clearly disagreed.
I'm sure everyone has, at some point, been startled awake by someone yelling at them. Do you even remember what they actually said that woke you? How much voluntary control do you have over your hands in the moment that you are startled awake and before you have even comprehended what woke you up?
It was very, very stupid of this person to fall asleep in his car at a drive-through window with a gun in his lap. Based on that alone, I rather suspect he was up to no good (in general, if not at that specific moment). Police responding to that situation were understandably in what I will charitably call a heightened state of alertness. I can't blame them for that. And I wasn't there to see exactly what happened.
However... it is unreasonable to wake someone up by yelling at them and then shoot them for not immediately understanding what you yelled and immediately complying with those orders.
Prior to this lawsuit, I had assumed that any discussions of the 25th Amendment or wearing a wire around the president were verbal only, with nothing written down, and no actual recordings made.
If that was the case, DOJ could have simply responded that they had no such records. But they did not. So there may actually be records related to this, which would be an act of mind-boggling stupidity on the part of the coup plotters.
Conservative Treehouse puts together some interesting facts that suggest the FBI may have bugged the White House. It's speculation -- for now. But put it together with this lack of response to the Judicial Watch FOIA...