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Enraged Trumpers Explode With Anger After Ivanka Urges Americans To Get Vaccinated

On Wednesday, Ivanka Trump got vaccinated for COVID-19, and she proudly shared her immunization in Instagram, along with this message:

“Today, I got the shot!!! I hope that you do too! Thank you Nurse Torres!!!”

 
 
 
 
 
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Ivanka should be praised for her posting and encouragement that others follow her lead and also get vaccinated for coronavirus. That’s the only way we’ll ever be able to get the country back to normal and greatly reduce the death toll from this horrific pandemic.

But not everyone saw it that way, and they quickly flocked to Ivanka’s post and began making angry, hateful, and ignorant responses. Here’s some of what you’ll see if you visit Ivanka’s posting:

rice488: “No thanks! With a 99% survival rate, I shall pass. With Bill Gates involved I will not get one”

kenny_vv: “Hell no. Why would you post this?”

katherineljackson: “Hell no. Quit telling perfectly healthy people to take this so called ‘vaccine’.”

tash_poonka: “No thank you! I have immune system for a reason.”

rmgvd: “Bummer. I was hoping you were above this kind of virtue signaling.”

Of course, none of this should surprise anyone. A recent poll showed that among American surveyed, white Republicans are among the most hostile to taking the COVID vaccine.

The good news: Fewer Republicans means less ignorance and unwillingness to do something for your fellow Americans.

 

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Joe Biden May Not Have To Wait Long To Appoint His First Supreme Court Justice

Ever since Donald Trump appointed Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court in the closing days of his presidency before losing the 2020 election to Joe Biden, many have wondered whether or not the high court is now tilted to the right for decades.

But based on a report from Politico, Biden may be appointing his first justice very soon, provided that one of the court’s most senior members decides to retire later this year:

“Justice Stephen Breyer is 82 and Democrats are a single Senate seat away from ceding control back to Republicans. It’s a familiar and uncomfortable bind for a party that barely nudged former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire the last time they controlled both the Senate and the White House — then watched the Supreme Court veer to the right.”

No one is actively urging Breyer to step down from the court, but there are some in Congress who wonder if he wants his replacement to be appointed by a Democratic or Republican president, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) remarking:

“He is well familiar with the way judicial appointments work, and I believe strongly he has in mind the best interests of the country and will make the right decision. There are political realities that I hope judges will perceive.”

Another Democratic senator said it would be ideal if Breyer does decide to leave the court now while the Senate has a 50-50 split and Vice President Kamala Harris can make sure a replacement is confirmed:

“It’s self-evident that if you care at all about the balance of power on the Supreme Court then you have to not hang on until the very last moment. He should enjoy his retirement and allow us to put in a talented younger jurist that can serve for decades.”

While debate over whether or not Breyer would be wise to leave the court now continues, President Biden has made it clear that he’s open to the idea of expanding its membership from nine justices to several more, appointing a bipartisan commission to study what changes should be made to the highest court in the land. He has also made it clear that his first nominee will be a black woman, which would be a historic first.

Meanwhile, we’ll all just have to wait and see what Justice Breyer decides.

 

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Congress Crime

Gaetz Bombshell: His Co-Conspirator Has Been Singing To The Feds For Over A Year!

If Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was thinking that the federal investigation into his alleged affair with an underage girl couldn’t get any worse, it turns out he was badly mistaken.

The New York Times is reporting that Joel Greenberg, a former county tax collector and longtime friend of Gaetz, has been cooperating with prosecutors for over a year:

Joel Greenberg, a onetime county tax collector, disclosed to investigators that he and Mr. Gaetz had encounters with women who were given cash or gifts in exchange for sex, the people said. The Justice Department is investigating the involvement of the men with multiple women who were recruited online for sex and received cash payments and whether the men had sex with a 17-year-old in violation of sex trafficking statutes, people familiar with the inquiry have said.

“Mr. Greenberg, who is said to have met the women through websites that connect people who go on dates in exchange for gifts, fine dining, travel and allowances and introduced them to Mr. Gaetz, could provide investigators with firsthand accounts of their activities.”

Ever since news of the Justice Department’s investigation of Gaetz was first reported, the congressman has asserted that the only reason he’s being accused of crimes is because “the swamp” in Washington, D.C. is out to get him.

But since Greenberg has been singing to the feds since last year, and the investigation of Gaetz began under Attorney General William Barr, it’s clear that there must be plenty of evidence the DOJ is carefully compiling and preparing to use in an upcoming indictment of the congressman.

There have also been reports in recent weeks that the arrest of Gaetz is “imminent.” And if Greenberg has told everything he knows about the congressman’s alleged crimes, it would indeed seem that Gaetz is on the verge of having to make a perp walk in the near future.

Matt Gaetz is screwed. And he has no one to blame but himself for his predicament.

 

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Fox Hosts In New Legal Trouble – Accused Of Conspiring With Trump’s Attorneys To Spread Election Fraud Lies

Over at Fox News, they lie so often that they seem to think they have some sort of license to do so and are therefore immune to the same standards which apply to real journalists.

Now, however, the lies are catching up with some of the hosts who were eager to help spread the conspiracy theories and disinformation being pumped out by attorneys working for failed, one-term former President Donald Trump in the weeks after it became clear that Joe Biden had soundly thrashed Trump in both the popular and electoral vote.

Law & Crime reports that a new court filing makes it clear that Fox and its on-air personalities don’t have the right to hide behind the First Amendment when it comes to the truth:

“Smartmatic, the voting technology company that was the focus of multiple conspiracy theories surrounding the 2020 presidential election, asked a judge in New York to reject Fox News’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the network and several anchors of knowingly engaging in a multi-month “disinformation campaign” against the company.

“The 120-page motion, filed Monday evening in New York state court, argued that Fox News and its employees cannot use the First Amendment as a shield against the demonstrably false claims laid out in the initial complaint.”

The lawsuit — which seeks damages of $2.7 billion from Fox — specifically names the following Fox hosts for engaging in coordinated “disinformation campaign” that damaged Smartmatic’s reputation and threatened its existence as a company: Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro, and Lou Dobbs. Dobbs has since been dismissed from the network.

The motion from Smartmatic’s attorneys states:

“This is not a game. The First Amendment does not provide the Fox Defendants a Get Out Of Jail Free card. The Fox Defendants do not get a do-over with their reporting now that they have been sued.”

Fox’s attorney, former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement, argued that the network had a right to report on what was being said about the 2020 election:

“This suit strikes at the heart of the First Amendment. Smartmatic’s theory is fundamentally incompatible with the reality of the modern news network and deeply rooted principles of free speech law.

“In short, FOX did exactly what the First Amendment protects: It ensured that the public had access to newsmakers and unquestionably newsworthy information that would help foster ‘uninhibited, robust, and wide-open’ debate on rapidly developing events of unparalleled importance.”

But Smartmatic had the perfect comeback to such a claim:

“The Fox Defendants solicited and published calculated falsehoods about Smartmatic. They enjoy no protection or immunity pursuant to the First Amendment or New York law. The motions filed by the Fox Defendants are predicated on a version of events that they may now wish took place, but did not.

“The Fox anchors knew what Giuliani and Powell would say on their shows, asked questions to elicit lies about Smartmatic, and endorsed Giuliani’s and Powell’s investigation. The Fox anchors added their own defamatory comments about Smartmatic for good measure. This was a scripted performance by the Fox anchors, Giuliani, and Powell to defame and disparage Smartmatic for personal gain.”

As the Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled, there are limits to the First Amendment, and one of them protects us from those who seek to defame our reputation or choose to tell lies about us. Fox needs to learn that lesson, and it may well take a multibillion dollar verdict to make sure they do.

 

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Congress Crime

The Arrest Of Matt Gaetz Is ‘Imminent’: Report

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is in very big trouble, and things are about to get even worse for him, according to The Daily Mail, which notes that Gaetz’s arrest is imminent.

Why will we soon be seeing Gaetz in handcuffs and doing the perp walk? Because a friend of his is telling everything he knows about the congressman in order to save his own ass:

“Rep Matt Gaetz is expected to be indicted within the next few weeks as former Florida official and friend Joel Greenberg is believed to have turned on the congressman in the sex trafficking investigation against him, a source close to the probe tells DailyMail.com.

“Greenberg, who was elected Seminole County Tax Collector in 2016, is currently in jail awaiting trial after being slapped with a string of charges last year including sex trafficking a minor between the age of 14 and 17.”

 

Gaetz is reportedly under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for allegedly being involved in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl whom he took across state lines and allegedly gave money to, which would open Gaetz up to a charge of sexual trafficking.

Greenberg is also under investigation for trafficking the same underage girl and is trying to cut a deal, talking with federal authorities and providing information that could prove critical in the case against Gaetz:

“The congressman impugned and damaged the reputation of someone who had nothing to do with this,’ the source told DailyMail.com. 

“‘Gaetz is a sleaze-bag who used a professional with a sterling reputation to divert the attention on a sex investigation focused on him.

“‘Rest assured that Greenberg has been singing to the feds about his friend Matt Gaetz. That’s why Matt is so freaked out,’ the source added.”

Ironically, the DOJ’s investigation of Gaetz began during the Trump administration, when Bill Barr was still attorney general. That alone suggests there must be a boatload of evidence against the Florida Republican.

Don’t be surprised if Gaetz is indicted before the end of April. It would be a monumental fall from power for a man who once had the ear of Donald Trump.