You’ve probably never heard of Pete Santilli. He’s an extremist right-wing broadcaster who was accused of threatening to kill federal law enforcement officials in 2016.
And now Santilli may find himself in big legal trouble yet again as a result of remarks he made Monday about the pending indictment of failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump in Manhattan.
According to Right Wing Watch, Santilli told listeners that if indeed Trump is indicted by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the U.S. military should arrest and execute former President Barack Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and former National Security Advisor Susan Rice.
“Get the military, whatever few are left that are gonna side with the people,” Santilli insited. “That you military personnel and you people with guns and badges and law enforcement will succumb to the will of the people.”
Santilli added, “Military, join us and put all of them up against a concrete wall… and do what we must do to save not just our country, the entire world.”
Sounds like Pete Santilli needs a visit from the Secret Service. Former President Obama is still under their protection and a threat has just been made against him.
Alina Habba is an attorney for failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump, and according to her, the only reason her client may be indicted by a Manhattan grand jury next week is because Democrats want to “pull the wool over our heads” regarding Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden.
During a bizarre and at times downright surreal interview with CNN host Paula Reid, Habba was asked about the online meltdown her client had over the weekend when he suggested that he would be indicted on Tuesday by the office of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg. Habba responded:
Habba then began ranting about internet memes that “say, okay, arrest Donald Trump. but that’s exactly what that is. My client is getting ahead of it, and he’s smart to do so. When you hear a lot of noise like this, we have to, uh, uh, pull the curtains back and say, this is a problem for Democrats. They’re losing in the polls. He’s ahead. And we’ve got major crises happening. In New York, we have people dying. That is what a state DA is doing after a failed federal DA couldn’t do it.”
Clearly, Ms. Habba isn’t up to speed on the basic facts of what’s going on in Manhattan.
First of all, Bragg isn’t a “state DA” as she suggests. He’s the DA for New York County, which includes the city of Manhattan. And the reference to “a failed federal DA” would seem to be an attack on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, who hasn’t yet indicted the ex-president but may once DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith completes his investigation and reports back to the attorney general.
Before the interview ended, Habba also suggested it’s Alvin Bragg who wants to see a violent reaction by Trump supporters if the Donald is charged with a felony, even though her client who is the one calling for mass protests by his acolytes.
“I don’t think he’s speculating at all. I think that’s the reason you’re covering it at the top of the hour, right? We’re all hearing it. And we’re all hearing leaks from the D.A., which is very typical. So, to not address something like that would be irresponsible. He’s a candidate for the presidency. He is a former president. Somebody is leaking that he is getting arrested.
“We’re hearing about meetings, we’re hearing about people going into the grand jury with information.”
Habba ended her semi-coherent statements by telling Reid:
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Saturday that if former president Donald Trump is indicted next week in Manhattan as expected, he wants the relevant House committees to “immediately” determine if any federal funds have been used to investigate the failed ex-president.
McCarthy made his intentions clear via a posting on Twitter.
McCarthy’s comments came just hours after Trump went on an unhinged rant, with his post made on the failing Truth Social site.
“NOW ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE, WHICH HAS ALLOWED NEW RECORDS TO BE SET IN VIOLENT CRIME & WHOSE LEADER IS FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS, INDICATE THAT, WITH NO CRIME BEING ABLE TO BE PROVEN, & BASED ON AN OLD & FULLY DEBUNKED (BY NUMEROUS OTHER PROSECUTORS!) FAIRYTALE, THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!”
McCarthy’s comments drew a sharp response from presidential historian Michael Beschloss, who noted, “This almost disgraceful tweet that Kevin McCarthy has put out and I don’t use that word often to describe speakers of the House. He is interfering with the process of the rule of law; this is a duly elected D.A. in New York who we don’t even know what’s going to happen yet or what the grand jury is going to do. But the speaker of the House has absolutely no business interfering with this process, siding with one side, Donald Trump’s side, and also saying that he is going to investigate the use of federal funds to interfere.”
“We don’t know what’s going to happen yet so, you have an ex-president calling for a protest we now know could turn into violence, as it did on the 6th of January, 2021. Hordes invaded the Capitol, we were in danger of killing the vice president, killing the speaker of the House, other members of the congress, the defiling of the House and Senate chambers. That’s what happened that day. But at least, as horrible as that was, you and I talked about it that day, at least you had a speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, where we could be sure that she would do her best to try to protect the Capitol against violent attack. After this statement by Kevin McCarthy, we have no such reassurance.”
Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is in hot water for remarks she made recently during a visit to a high school in the town of Dolores.
According to a blistering op-ed from the Durango Herald, during a Q&A session Boebert held with students, the congresswoman got very ideological and seemed to be engaged in a form of brainwashing.
Like her or otherwise, Boebert is a polarizing politician. According to our latest news story, she spoke about “moral decay”; becoming aware of issues that could infringe on students’ rights; the Freedom Caucus, a conservative group of GOP representatives; and liberties infringed on during the pandemic. Apparently, she also told students they should know about those issues and let it motivate them to stand up for their freedom.
Come on! This is Boebert’s brand on stage in front of students without parents present.
The Herald notes that if she had really wanted to do some good for the students, she could have talked about how she went from financially struggling teen mother to member of Congress.
Boebert didn’t separate herself and her politics from the mechanics of government. Instead, she could have talked about her personal journey from a manager at McDonald’s to a representative in the hallowed halls of Congress. An inspirational story.
There’s also the matter of hypocrisy on Boebert’s behalf. She and many other conservatives have been complaining about how liberals want to push their political views on students. But isn’t that exactly what she did?
Before the assembly, some parents expressed concern about safety. It wasn’t that long ago – Oct. 3, 2022, to be exact – that Boebert said Durango schools had litter boxes for students who identify as cats at a Mesa County Republican Women’s luncheon. Parents had good reason to attend the assembly. More and more, parents are exercising their rights to know exactly what’s happening in school – public school, mind you.
If Lauren Boebert is going to lecture us all on what we should be teaching our children, maybe she should practice what she preaches and stop trying to “groom” kids with her right-wing hate and propaganda.
According to failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump, the biggest threat in the world is the United States, not Russia, which invaded a sovereign nation last year and is currently engaged in a scorched earth policy of murder, pillaging, and mass rape.
In a video he posted on his failing Truth Social site, the disgraced ex-president went on an angry rant in which he demanded that fighting in Ukraine “cease” immediately and called for the US to reevaluate whether it should remain a member of the NATO alliance.
Then came the declaration that some Americans are the biggest threat to the nation.
“Our foreign policy establishment keeps trying to pull the world into conflict with a nuclear-armed Russia based on the lie that Russia represents our greatest threat. But the greatest threat to Western Civilization today is not Russia. It’s probably, more than anything else, ourselves and some of the horrible, U.S.A. hating people that represent us. It’s the abolition of our national borders. It’s the failure to police our own cities. It’s the destruction of the rule of law from within. It’s the collapse of the nuclear family and fertility rates, like nobody can believe is happening. It’s the Marxists who would have us become a Godless nation worshipping at the altar of race, and gender, and environment. And it’s the globalist class that has made us totally dependent on China and other foreign countries that basically hate us.”
“These globalists want to squander all of America’s strength, blood and treasure, chasing monsters and phantoms overseas—while keeping us distracted from the havoc they’re creating right here at home. These forces are doing more damage to America than Russia and China could ever have dreamed. Evicting the sick and corrupt establishment is the monumental task for the next president. And I’m the only one who can do it. I’m the only one that can get the job done. I know exactly what has to be done.”
Trump’s remarks drew harsh criticism on “Morning Joe” Friday, with host Joe Scarborough angrily insisting that Trump needs to move to Russia if he loves the country so damn much.
The MSNBC host continued:
“It’s crazy, Donald Trump hates America — listen to him talk about i. The United States, the country, as Fox News anchors used to remind us, the country that fed and — wait, this country has fed and freed more people than any other planet in the history of the world … We won World War I, we won World War II with the help of our allies, we were the driving force, we were the arsenal of democracy. Look what we are doing, helping Ukraine push back against war crimes daily, yet all Donald Trump does, all other people do is, they bash the United States of America, they attack the United States military, our men and women in armed forces, they attack our intel community.”