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UPDATED: John “Part Time Job” Boehner Giving Earmarks To GE And UK Rolls Royce?



UPDATED: Via Mercury News: “The Republican-controlled House voted Wednesday to cancel $450 million for an alternative engine being developed for the F-35 fighter jet. The vote backed Barack Obama’s administration and the Pentagon in saying that the GE Aviation-Rolls Royce joint project can be sacrificed in the effort to rein in the federal deficit.”

“[GE Aviation spokesman Rick] Kennedy said the workers will keep going on the project.”

“They will continue to until we get this resolved. It’s a setback, but it’s not over,” Kennedy said. “We will take this fight to the Senate.”

So, it’s over, Boehner lost, and yet the battle may continue on into the Senate. Why? See what Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen said yesterday about Boehner’s Ohio earmark deal:

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John Boehner, the Speaker of the House who promised the American people he would focus on jobs, and who seems to think the being a Congressman is a part-time job, has railed against earmarks and spending, and vowed to cut both. But it seems that Mr. Boehner’s state of Ohio may be getting an initial payment of almost half a billion dollars — in the form of an earmark attached to a GOP bill to cut spending– that would pay U.K.-owned Rolls Royce and General Electric for research on an engine for the Department of Defense that it neither wants nor needs.

Read: “John Boehner’s Part Time Job: Speaker Of The House

Scott Lilly of The Center for American Progress explains that the bill “would shred, among other things, the social safety net in hard-pressed localities across America with reductions in nutrition programs for infants and pregnant mothers.”

But this GOP bill does not affect only mothers and infants, but entire families. Lilly says the bill “would cut federal support to keep destitute families from having their heat and electricity cut off during one of the coldest winters in recent memory.”

It’s the Rolls Royce of” is the phrase used to describe the “best of the best,” the “elite” of something,  and the “most-expensive.” How is it possible that our tax dollars could be spent, in an earmark no less, on literally the “Rolls Royce of engines” — a Rolls Royce engine — instead of on food and heat for mothers and their infants?

Ask John Boehner, who believes the government’s role isn’t to care for the needy, and that people can just go out and get a job, work hard, and take care of their families, despite the fact that unemployment is well-over 9%, that John Boehner’s House hasn’t produced one bill that would increase jobs, and that, ironically, John Boehner “is not a hard worker.” He just thinks others should be, and if his policies take jobs away from folks, to quote John Boehner, “so be it!


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Trump Indictment Is a Massive 34 Counts: CNN



When he appears in New York next week, Donald Trump will face a 34-count indictment.

CNN’s John Miller on-air Thursday evening announced, “I am told by my sources that this is 34 counts of falsification of business records, which is probably a lot of charges involving each document, each thing that was submitted, as a separate count.”

Attorney Tristan Snell, who assisted in the successful prosecution of the Trump University case for the New York Attorney General’s Office, responded via Twitter:

“This is WAY more than expected. If this is correct, it could mean that the indictment covers FAR more than the Stormy Daniels hush money — like Karen McDougal hush money or other hush money/catch-and-kill cases.”

READ MORE: Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Says It Is Coordinating With Trump to ‘Surrender’

“My hunch for a while,” Snell adds, “given [David] Pecker’s involvement and the drawn-out timetable of the indictment, plus the TWENTY interviews of Michael Cohen with the DA, showed that something far larger than Stormy might be in the works.”

“May still be wrong, of course. But 34 counts is a LOT!”

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Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Says It Is Coordinating With Trump to ‘Surrender’



Donald Trump’s attorneys were notified Thursday afternoon a Manhattan grand jury had voted to indict him on felony charges related to his alleged hush money payoff of a porn star he reported slept with.

The ex-president’ attorney recently said if indicted Trump would travel to New York to turn himself in.

The Office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has just issued a strongly-worded statement saying it is “coordinating” with Trump’s attorneys for his “surrender.”

“This evening we contacted Mr. Trump’s attorney to coordinate his surrender to the Manhattan D.A.’s Office for arraignment on a Supreme Court indictment, which remains under seal. Guidance will be provided when the arraignment date is selected,” the statement reads.

READ MORE: ‘You Can’t Stand on Fifth Avenue and Just Shoot Somebody’: Donald Trump Indicted – Legal Experts Respond

The Daily Beast’s Jose Pagliery posted the statement to Twitter.

NBC News explains the process, noting he is expected to be arraigned next week.

“After the indictment, Trump will be arrested and taken into custody. He will likely have a mug shot and fingerprints taken,” NBC reports. “Trump will then appear in court to be arraigned, where he will hear charges and enter a plea. Two sources familiar with the situation told NBC News that the former president is likely to be arraigned next week. Trump will either be jailed or released while pre-trial hearings take place.”

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‘You Can’t Stand on Fifth Avenue and Just Shoot Somebody’: Donald Trump Indicted – Legal Experts Respond



Just past 5:00 PM ET The New York Times broke the news that Donald Trump, the ex-president, had been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on felony charges.

It is a historic moment.

Legal experts are weighing in to help guide Americans through an event that has never before happened in this country.

Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Ackerman says the fact that this is the first time in U.S. history a president is facing criminal charges is itself a problem.

“I think it would have not been a novel event,” Ackerman said on MSNBC, “if we had done this 49 years ago with Richard Nixon, and he had not been pardoned, this will not be a big event [that] it is today.”

READ MORE: New Poll Sends Trump Damning Message About 2024 if He’s Criminally Indicted

“Everybody should be held accountable,” Ackerman added, citing former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s earlier remarks. Cohen testified repeatedly before the Manhattan grand jury that indicted Trump late Thursday afternoon after a three-hour session.

Ackerman lamented that despite over 30 people being indicted during Watergate, “Richard Nixon was pardoned, he wasn’t held accountable.”

“I think this is very important,” Ackerman continued, “establishing a principle, a line in the sand, that even if you’re the President of the United States, and you commit a crime, you can’t stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and just shoot somebody.”

Ackerman was referring to Trump’s infamous comments during the 2016 election, when he bragged he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

Attorney and civil rights activist Maya Wiley, also on MSNBC, said, “It’s important and sobering that we had somebody who had the highest office of this country who has now ben indicted for his behavior, his acts, in order to win that office, but also faces what are more shoes that will drop, I believe.”

“It is a sobering moment for this country, that we are witnessing this happened to somebody who was entrusted with such power who has now had a jury of his peers, because that is what a grand jury also is, say we believe he had to face the music.”

READ MORE: Here’s How Five Republicans in Congress Are Responding to the Mass Shooting of 3 Children and 3 Adults in Nashville (Video)

Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, now a professor of law, called this a “moment where we would do well to seriously assess who we are as Americans and who we are not as Americans, because we re all so familiar with Donald Trump’s tactics.”

Watch the video above or at this link.

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