A Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee lit into Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) for accusing the Biden administration of “weaponizing” the Justice Department yet failing to admit that a second Trump presidency would be the very definition of an out of control DOJ.
Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) noted that Jordan and the GOP’s so-called “hearings” are merely an attempt to “ramp up their own misinformation campaign before the 2024 election.”
Plaskett added that Trump’s recent online threats about how he will punish his enemies if he gets another term in office sound like something straight out of Nazi Germany.
Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the American republic even when it isn’t in office. And if he returns to the presidency, this country will be utterly destroyed. He’ll see to that.
Gun-rights activist and acquitted killer Kyle Rittenhouse got more than he bargained for when he sat down for an interview with British commentator Piers Morgan, who reminded Rittenhouse that while he’s only 20 years old, he’ll always be known as the guy who shot down two human beings in cold blood.
Speaking with Morgan on “Uncensored,” Rittenhouse was asked, “You killed two people and wounded a third. How do you feel about that?”
Rittenhouse: “I don’t think that’s an appropriate question to ask how it feels. It’s not an easy thing to do, it’s something I live with every single day, it’s nightmares I have. It’s something I have to deal with, I have to deal with the PTSD and the trauma from having to do that.”
But Morgan didn’t relent.
“Right. But it seems to me your emotions are more about you, and your trauma because your life was being threatened and that side of it, rather than the question I’m asking, which is simply, on a human level, how do you feel about being so young, and yet having on the record, for the rest of your life now, that you took the lives of two people, regardless of the circumstances?”
Once more, Rittenhouse refused to answer the question he’d been asked.
As usual, Rittenhouse wants us to believe that he’s the victim. But it’s kind of hard to make that claim when you’re still walking around, writing books, and engaging in shameless self-promotion. His victims don’t have that luxury.
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) once again proved her seemingly unlimited ignorance on Wednesday during the questioning of an official from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
According to HuffPost, Boebert chastised the SSA official and suggested that employees for the agency are lazy.
Boebert told Oren “Hank” McKnelly, an executive counselor for the SSA, that the agency was allowing “delinquent employees to sit on their sofas at home” instead of “actually getting to work and doing their jobs” as she took aim at telework policies during a House Oversight Committee hearing.
“This is absolutely unacceptable,” said Boebert, known for her bizarre behavior in and outside Washington, D.C.
McNeely told the congresswoman that all employees who work from home are monitored.
That led Boebert to ask, “Then why is the backlogs for Social Security applicants increased from 41,000 to 107,000?”
McNeely replied, “Because we’ve been historically underfunded for a number of years now.”
The congresswoman tried to be snarky, telling the official:
McNeely dropped the hammer on Boebert by using simple facts to refute what she’d just said.
The video, which has more than 2.4 million views in less than 24 hours, also drew plenty of comments from other social media users.
For two months now, failed one-term, twice-impeached, and multiply-indicted ex-president Donald Trump and his attorneys have repeatedly claimed he had absolutely nothing to do with overvaluing his real estate holdings and that those estimates were made by others.
But that defense has now been utterly destroyed by an audio recording uncovered by Forbes which proves Trump did indeed play a role in committing bank and tax fraud by falsifying values of his properties.
Specifically, there’s a financial statement from Trump in which he tripled the size of his penthouse apartment in Trump Tower.
The audio obtained by Forbes shows that as far back as 2015, Trump was bragging (and lying) about his assets, remarking in an interview:
The actual size of the penthouse is 11,000 square feet. Trump tripled it.
The Forbes report continues:
In fact, Forbes uncovered the square-footage discrepancy and informed Weisselberg and McConney that the apartment was 10,996 square feet in February of 2017. The Trump Organization nonetheless continued to use the incorrect square footage on a net-worth statement dated mid-March. Forbes then published an article headlined ‘Donald Trump Has Been Lying About The Size Of His Penthouse’ in May 2017. It was only after that story came out—while Donald Trump was in the White House—that the Trump Organization changed its calculation to reflect the true square footage of the apartment.
Having already been found guilty of fraud by New York Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron, the trial has entered the penalty phase, which could result in a massive financial judgement against the former president and the Trump Organization.
New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking at $250 million judgement against Trump and his company. Such a finding, along with accrued interest and penalties, would likely result in the financial collapse of Trump Org. and dissolution of the Trump empire.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) got verbally trashed on social media after pushing anti-Joe Biden merchandise for the Christmas season, with some noting that the Georgia congresswoman was engaging in the very “war on Christmas” she and other conservatives have whined about for years.
Greene linked several items that can be purchased via the WinRed fundraising platform used by many in the GOP, according to HuffPost.
A Christmas $25 wrapping paper on which Biden appears as the Grinch next to the slogan “Impeach Biden” is on sale alongside a $60 sweatshirt with the message: “The Grinch Who Stole The Election” in green and “Impeach Biden” in red. Other products include a T-shirt reading, “Proud Christian Nationalist.”
That set off a firestorm of criticism on Twitter, where Greene was accused of trying to make a buck off the holiday.