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GOProud On NPR Again Attacks “The Gay Left” As “The Most Intolerant”



GOProud Co-Founder & Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia on an NPR public radio member station Thursday once again attacked his Democratic, Progressive, and Liberal homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender brothers and sisters, and all our supporters. “That’s where we experience the most intolerance. The gay Left is, by far, the most intolerant toward us,” LaSalvia said on “The Brian Lehrer Show,” echoing his boilerplate rhetoric stump speech. “Us,” meaning, conservative gays.

“Are there some on the right who don’t like gay people? Sure,” said the former Log Cabin Republicans’ Director of Programs & Policy, totally ignoring centuries of harassment, condemnation, hate, hate crimes, oppression, etc..

READ: Gay GOP Group: Trump’s Right, Obama Must Release His Birth Certificate

Jimmy LaSalvia says “the vast majority of our critics are on the Left.” That’s for two reasons. First, the majority of anti-gay conservatives won’t say they hate you to your face. They’ll just do everything in their power to disenfranchise you if you’re gay, they’ll just do everything they can to oppress you, force you to remain a second-class citizen. Just not to your face.

Second, the Gay Right, if that’s what we are to call them, partner with the non-gay Right to disenfranchise you if you’re gay, to oppress you, to force you to remain a second-class citizen.

How can a gay conservative organization give an award to an anti-gay conservative politician? How can they endorse anti-gay politicians?

READ: Gay GOP Lobby Group Plays “Obama Is Satan” Card

Jimmy LaSalvia claims there’s a large conservative gay vote. Those numbers, perhaps dubious, LaSalvia claims are “up for grabs.”

“More and more Republican candidates are understanding that, and making their case to gay voters.”

LaSalvia is living under a rock.

More and more Republicans are working to ban same-sex marriage.

More and more Republicans are working to ban women’s reproductive rights.

More and more Republicans are working to defend the unconstitutional law that is DOMA.

More and more Republicans are working to stop any gender equality bills from passing, including ENDA.

More and more Republicans are working to stop the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

More and more Republicans are working to add a ban to same-sex marriage into their state constitutions.

More and more Republicans are working agains the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, despite all evidence that the public is supporting and embracing our community faster than ever.

LaSalvia’s defense of his defense of anti-gay conservatives is simply that “it comes down to what’s the role of government.”

The caller, who challenges LaSalvia at about the 13;30 mark makes some good points.

Oh. This image? That’s Jimmy LaSalvia lashing out at me for no apparent reason. I’ve never had a conversation with him, to the best of my recollection, yet I’m evidently fair game to be sideswiped.

Lastly, isn’t it ironic that LaSalvia agreed to appear on “The Brian Lehrer Show,” which is broadcast on WNYC, a member-station of NPR? While WNYC is largely independent of NPR, they are an NPR member station and they broadcast NPR content. NPR is publicly-funded public radio that conservatives are dying to defund.


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Trump Lawyer’s ‘Critical Evidence’ Will Help DOJ Make Decision to Charge ‘Without Significant Delay’: Former Prosecutor



Donald Trump‘s attorney Evan Corcoran, who allegedly directed another Trump attorney to draft the false statement claiming all classified and sensitive documents had been returned, has been ordered to testify before a grand jury and hand over documents and records to Special Counsel Jack Smith in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents criminal investigation.

Trump appealed U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell’s decision ordering Corcoran to testify and hand over documents, including handwritten notes. The Appeals Court in light speed mode, rejected Trump’s appeal.

Corcoran will be testifying before the grand jury on Friday, CNN reports.

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One former top DOJ official, Brandon Van Grack, says the “Special Counsel is about to get access to the most critical evidence in the case. Should allow DOJ to make a charging decision without significant delay.”

He did not define what “without significant delay” means in terms of days, weeks, or months.

Van Grack served at Main Justice for eleven years, including as a lead prosecutor in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, and later, as the Chief of the DOJ’s Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit.

“The announcement from a panel of three judges in the appeals court – less than a day after Trump sought to put Corcoran’s testimony on hold – adds momentum to the special counsel investigation as it seeks to secure evidence that could make or break a federal criminal case against Trump,” CNN explains. “The Justice Department has successfully argued in court that prosecutors have enough evidence that Trump’s interactions with the lawyer were part of a possible crime that they can pierce the confidentiality of the conversations between the two.”

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‘National Security Implications’: Former DOJ Official Speculates on Ruling Ordering Trump Attorney to Hand Over Docs



A former top Dept. of Justice official says a federal judge’s expedited ruling ordering an attorney for Donald Trump to testify against his client before a grand jury and hand over documents very well may be related to “national security.”

U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell ruled that DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith had successfully made the case Donald Trump may have committed a crime, via his attorneys, in his classified documents case. That finding allowed her to invoke the crime-fraud exception, and order Trump attorney Evan Corcoran to testify before the grand jury investigating the ex-president’s unlawful retention and refusal to return hundreds of classified documents.

Former FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann, who also worked for Special Counsel Robert Mueller and headed the DOJ’s Criminal Fraud Section, Wednesday afternoon on MSNBC said it’s possible Judge Howell’s expedited decisions were related to national security.

Tuesday night Judge Howell ordered DOJ to provide information by 6:00 AM Wednesday.

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Trump appealed Howell’s ruling, and Wednesday afternoon the Appeals Court denied his appeal related to the documents, Politico reports.

“I’ve never seen anything that quick. It’s very hard to know why. I have to say, to me, when I think about what can be a plausible reason– and this is pure speculation – is that there must be something in the papers that gave the judges concern about national security implications, because it’s such a short timeframe.”

“The reason this is a bombshell is you could end up with Evan Corcoran as a key, fundamental witness against Donald Trump in an obstruction of justice case and a false statements case,” Weissmann adds.

According to Politico, Wednesday’s appeals court ruling “effectively permits the Justice Department to circumvent Trump’s attorney-client privilege after a lower-court judge found that the documents likely contain evidence of a crime.”

NEW: Trump Lawyer’s ‘Critical Evidence’ Will Help DOJ Make Decision to Charge ‘Without Significant Delay’: Former Prosecutor


This article was updated to correctly spell Andrew Weissmann’s last name.

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Trump Appeals After Judge Agrees With Special Counsel on Crime-Fraud Exception and Requires His Attorney to Testify



Donald Trump’s attorneys have appealed a ruling that requires one of his lawyers to testify before a grand jury investigating his unlawful removal, retention, and refusal to return classified documents from the White House.

Attorneys for the Special Counsel “said there is evidence of a deliberate effort not to turn over all the material covered by the subpoena,” The Washington Post reports, citing people familiar with the matter.

U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell had reportedly agreed with Special Counsel Smith that there is sufficient evidence proving Donald Trump may have committed a crime via his attorneys, and ruled his attorney must testify before a grand jury. The ruling, which was not made public, was handed down Friday night, NBC News reported Wednesday afternoon.

Judge Howell “ruled in favor of applying the ‘crime fraud’ exception to Trump’s attorney-client privilege and ordered Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran to testify before the federal grand jury.”

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Trump’s attorneys have already appealed the ruling.

“People familiar with the matter said an appeals panel has already begun reviewing the decision, after Trump’s lawyers appealed,” The Washington Post adds. “The extraordinarily quick timeline suggests that the judges — all nominated by Democratic presidents — intend to rule swiftly.”

Trump could take his case all the way to the Supreme Court, but The Post says it’s “not clear he would have a much better chance of success there.”

According to an NBC News report from October, Corcoran directed another Trump attorney, Christina Bobb, to sign the letter claiming a thorough search of Mar-a-Lago had been made and all classified or “sensitive” documents had been returned. That was proven untrue after federal agents, executing a search warrant, recovered hundreds of documents with classified markings.

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