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Happy Anniversary, Boston Tea Party! Pity Today’s Tea Party Is Nothing Like You.



Today is the 238th anniversary of the historic, legendary Boston Tea Party, during which Revolutionary American patriots protested having to pay taxes without being allowed to vote, as they were still under rule of the English.

Today’s Tea Party love to play dress up and call themselves “patriots,” but they have little, if anything, in common with the Boston Tea Party.

The  Boston Tea Party wasn’t protesting taxes, they weren’t asking to get something for nothing, to not have to pay their fair share. They were protesting being denied the right to vote, yet having to pay taxes for the privilege — the exact thing today’s Republican Party and tea Party is doing to millions of American citizens in state after state across the country today, ushering in new “voter fraud” laws that are designed to prevent the poor from being able to vote.

Today’s Tea Party wants zero taxes — in other words, a free ride, and that’s exactly what they falsely accuse the Occupy Wall Street Movement of wanting. The Tea Party, which continuously has lost support among the American people, is totally out of touch. Proof? The Occupy Movement has spread across the globe, and is growing by leaps and bounds. The Tea Party will wither and die, and I predict, very soon. After the 2016 election, regardless of which party wins — if not before — it will be a passing (bad) memory.

Congressman Allen West, the very definition of what today’s Tea Party is — and why it’s so destructive and antithetical to both what America stands for, and to the original Boston Tea Party, today posted this note on Facebook:

On December 16 1773, a band of Boston patriots calling themselves the Sons of Liberty threw 342 chests of tea from a British East India Company ship into the waters of Boston Harbor. We remember them today in celebration of our hard fought freedoms and liberties.

In the future we shall look back upon the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters as the Sons of Anarchy.

Apparently, Allen West has a lot of time to watch TV. He should instead be hitting the history books, and looking for a new job, as I predict he won’t be able to hold his for too much longer. Also, Rep. West, how about finally getting off the government’s payroll, which you seem to have milked your entire life?

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Watch: Bill Barr Has Talked to Jan. 6 Committee Says Chairman



Bill Barr, the former Attorney General who served as then-President Donald Trump’s top protector, has spoken with the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack.

Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), asked by CBS News about a bombshell draft executive order directing the Secretary of Defense to seize voting machines after Trump lost the 2020 presidential election, said: “We’ve had conversations with the former attorney general already. We have talked to Department of Defense individuals.”

“We are concerned that our military was part of this big lie on promoting that the election was false,” Thompson said Sunday morning on “Face the Nation.”

“So, if you are using the military to potentially seize voting machines, even though it’s a discussion, the public needs to know. We’ve never had that before.”

The draft memo was never formalized or enacted, and it is unknown who wrote it, but it was part of a massive, hard-fought document collection given to the Jan. 6 Committee by the National Archives after the Supreme Court refused to block its release. Trump tried for months to keep his official White House records from being released.




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Trump Instructed Michael Cohen to Make Sure Don Jr. Went to Jail Instead of Ivanka



According to a report from Business Insider, Michael Cohen admitted on Saturday that Donald Trump instructed him in 2012 to make sure that Don Trump Jr. be the one to take the fall instead of Ivanka Trump during an investigation by Manhattan’s district attorney into lying about property sales.

In an interview with MSNBC’s Alex Witt, Cohen recalled that the former president was concerned about Ivanka’s well-being if she was sentenced to jail and that Don Jr. would handle it better.

According to the report, Cohen told the MSNBC host, “You may recall that there was the district attorney’s case here for Trump Soho where it was either Don or Ivanka was in very big trouble as a result of lying about the number of units that had been sold.”

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“And Donald said it to me – I mean I wouldn’t say it if it wasn’t said directly to me – he goes ‘if one or the other has to go to prison, make sure that it’s Don because Don would be able to handle it, ” he continued.

Cohen later said that he doesn’t expect Ivanka to willingly appear before the House committee investigating the Jan 6th insurrection and claimed the first daughter would likely plead the 5th before explaining, “Ivanka is only interested in Ivanka.”

You can read more here.

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Former president Donald Trump and his family are facing “existential” threats from ongoing criminal investigations in New York and Georgia, according to MSNBC political analyst and Trump biographer Tim O’Brien.

“I think you’re going to start to see this vice squeeze in,” O’Brien said Saturday. “The Trumps will happily throw underlings under the bus as this gets hotter. I think the question is whether or not the family members will turn on one another as it goes up the food chain.”

“The Manhattan DA’s case has existential consequences to it,” O’Brien added. “Donald Trump and perhaps his children could end up in orange jumpsuits if that case goes the full route. That’s not going to be the case with (New York AG) Letitia James’ prosecution, that’s a civil case. I also think the Georgia case has an existential threat. Donald Trump acting like a 19th-century ward heeler, called up the secretary of state and said find me some votes, and there’s proof of that, there’s evidence.”

Watch the full interview below.


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