Company Pulled Ads After Hannity Supported Moore in Face of Child Sexual Assault Allegations
Some right wing fans of Sean Hannity and Roy Moore are so outraged Keurig pulled its ads from the Fox News TV host’s show that they are literally destroying their coffee makers to “boycott” the company. Of course, the machines are already paid for, so the company won’t be feeling any backlash, and, as it turns out, opponents of Moore and Hannity are now saying they will buy Keurig to support the company’s move.
To be clear, conservatives are “boycotting” Keurig because the coffee maker company doesn’t want to be associated with a man who supports a politician credibly accused of child sexual assault. Conservatives think standing with Sean Hannity, who stands by Roy Moore, is making them “patriotic.”
Only 44 days until Christmas…
â€” elle #MAGA ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ (@SurfPHX) November 12, 2017
This is where America is right now at this moment in time.Â
Media Matters president Angelo Carusone reached out to Keurig, and they responded:
Angelo, thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention. We worked with our media partner and FOX news to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity Show.
â€” Keurig (@Keurig) November 11, 2017
In response, on Twitter,Â #BoycottKeurig has been trending, and some are posting videos of them (presumably) destroying their Keurig coffee makers, like this:
â€” KEEM ðŸ¿ (@KEEMSTAR) November 12, 2017
Hey, @seanhannity, I saw @Keurig took the action of boycotting the show and pulling all ads. I wanted to respond as well. Big fan! cc @DonaldJTrumpJr #MAGA #SupportHannity #BoycottKeurig pic.twitter.com/O44TXHHFTA
â€” Justin Basch (@JustinJBasch) November 12, 2017
Calling all Trump supporters:
If you have a Keurig, please throw it out the window immediately.
â€” Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 12, 2017
GOP pollster Frank Luntz tried to set them straight:
Destroying a product you already paid for is not a â€œboycott.â€ https://t.co/u9cwnqbzzi
â€” Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) November 12, 2017
One man decided to make a short film to protest:
â€” Angelo John Gage (@AngeloJohnGage) November 12, 2017
As it turns out, Russian bots are the biggest warriors battling to support Hannity and Moore:
Per @SecureDemocracy‘s Russian propaganda tracker:
–#BoycottKeurig is the 3rd most popular hashtag & the #1 trending hashtag being pushed by Russian-linked influence networks.
-“Keurig” is #1 trending topic being pushed by Russian-linked influence networks. pic.twitter.com/9Oz2w0IiB1
â€” Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) November 12, 2017
Apparently, the real winner here will be Keurig:
I saw #BoycottKeurig on my timeline got kind of nervous that would have to give up my favorite coffee maker so i looked up why and itâ€™s cause they dropped Sean Hannity…I buying five of those joints for Christmas
â€” OG uncle Ace (@Hi_IamAaron) November 12, 2017
Been to two different stores this morning to buy my @Keurig coffee machine & both are sold out.
Clearly #BoycottKeurig is working perfectly. ðŸ‘ŒðŸ½
â€” Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) November 12, 2017
I will be buying a Keurig this afternoon. #BoycottKeurig
â€” Keith M. (@ksecus) November 12, 2017
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Comer Announces Public Hearing After Hunter Biden Closed Door Testimony
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jim Comer announced he will hold a public hearing with Hunter Biden after the president’s son testified behind closed doors for most of Wednesday.
“I think this was a great deposition for us, it proved several bits of our evidence, that we’ve been conducting throughout this investigation, but there are also some contradictory statements that I think need further review,” Comer told reporters Wednesday afternoon.
“So this impeachment inquiry will now go to the next phase, which will be a public hearing. And that’s something that I think everyone in the media has been asking a lot of questions about. Something that I know that Mr. Biden and his attorney both demanded, just as I said, when we said we were going to do the deposition first, we will have a public hearing next.”
It’s unclear what other witnesses Chairman Comer and Chairman Jordan will present.
Comer claimed that parts of Hunter Biden’s testimony contradicted some of their previous witness’ testimony, although he refused to elaborate.
Hunter Biden stated in the opening remarks he released publicly Wednesday morning that Chairman Comer and Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan had built their “entire partisan house of cards on lies told by the likes of Gal Luft, Tony Bobulinski, Alexander Smirnov, and Jason Galanis.”
“Luft, who is a fugitive, has been indicted for his lies and other crimes; Smirnov, who has made you dupes in carrying out a Russian disinformation campaign waged against my father, has been indicted for his lies; Bobulinski, who has been exposed for the many false statements he has made, and Galanis, who is serving 14 years in prison for fraud.”
Politico described Hunter Biden’s opening statement as “blistering.”
“I am here today,” the President’s son began, “to provide the Committees with the one uncontestable fact that should end the false premise of this inquiry: I did not involve my father in my business. Not while I was a practicing lawyer, not in my investments or transactions domestic or international, not as a board member, and not as an artist. Never.”
Watch Comer below or at this link.
Comer announces another impeachment public hearing pic.twitter.com/UjlWAs8zbb
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 28, 2024
Court Denies Trump Request to Pause $454M Bond Requirement Amid His Cash Liquidity Claim
A New York appeals court has denied Donald Trump’s request to issue a stay on the state Supreme Court’s ruling ordering the ex-president to pay $454 million in the civil business fraud case brought by Attorney General Letitia James. Trump had offered to post a bond of $100 million as he appeals the ruling, as he suggested he did not have sufficient liquid assets – namely, cash – to post the full amount required.
The judge did, however, pause a portion of the ruling barring Trump from operating a business in New York, and also paused the portion of the ruling barring him from obtaining a loan from a bank registered in the State of New York.
“It’s a mixed bag for Trump, and the former president GAINS some ability, in an interim ruling, to continue his business activities and loan-seeking. But the most crucial request, a stay of enforcement of the $450M+ judgment, has been rejected,” reports Just Security’s Adam Klasfeld.
Unless he can obtain a loan or other financing, Trump, as he admitted in his legal filing, may have to sell some of his assets, likely real estate, to come up with enough cash to satisfy the judgment.
The court “also denied Trump’s request to delay his obligation to post $454 million until his appeal of the civil fraud verdict is over,” CNN adds.
Trump Swore Under Oath He Had $400 Million in Cash – Now He’s Telling a Court a Different Story
Attorneys for Donald Trump are arguing the ex-president and self-professed billionaire should not have to post a bond of $454 million as he appeals the New York State Supreme Court’s ruling holding him liable for civil business fraud. Instead, Trump is offering a bond of $100 million.
But as legal experts are pointing out, under oath, Trump stated he had $400 million in liquid assets. And his attorney, Alina Habba, when asked last week if he could come up with $350 million, said on-camera, “Yes, I mean, he does, of course he has money, you know, he’s a billionaire. We know that.”
Question: Judge Engoron says that he wants this $350 million within 30 days. Does Donald Trump have that kind of money sitting around?
Habba: I mean, he does. Of course he has money. You know, he’s a billionaire. Um, we know that pic.twitter.com/O6HRd4lBXi
— Acyn (@Acyn) February 20, 2024
“Trump says he doesn’t have the cash that both he and Habba told everyone he had, and that ‘properties would have to be sold’ to come up with the money,” Filipkowski adds.
He sums up the situation: “Trump under oath in his deposition: I’m worth at least $10 billion, I have over $3 billion in tangible assets, I have $400 million in cash. Trump to appellate court: I can come up with $100 million and I need more time to sell stuff to come up with the rest.”
Indeed, The New York Times reported earlier this month, “Mr. Trump claimed under oath last year that he was sitting on more than $400 million in cash.”
New York Attorney General Letitia James was quick to urge the court to deny Trump’s offer of $100 million, or, as Just Security’s Adam Klasfeld reports, “to deny Trump’s application to pause enforcement of the judgment pending appeal, including the disgorgement, monitoring, and loan prohibition.”
“Defendants all but concede that Mr. Trump has insufficient liquid assets to satisfy the judgment amount; defendants would need ‘to raise capital’ to do so,” James writes, as Klasfeld notes.
Klasfeld points to this section of Trump’s motion that reads: “In the absence of a stay on the terms herein outlined, properties would likely need to be sold to raise capital under exigent circumstances, and there would be no way to recover any property sold following a successful appeal and no means to recover the resulting financial losses from the Attorney General.”
In other words, Trump’s attorneys are saying he would have to sell assets, or properties, at less than market value, and should he win his appeal, he would have no means to be compensated for the difference in value.
“Trump has less than 30 days to post the money to prevent the New York attorney general’s office from taking steps to execute the judgment, including potentially move to seize properties,” CNN adds. “It is not yet clear how he plans to cover the payment.”
Watch the video above or at this link.
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