By now many know Joyce Vance, a former U.S. Attorney who also spent 25 years as a federal prosecutor. Vance frequently appears on MSNBC, where she is a contributor who patiently explains the ins and outs of the Mueller investigation and other legal matters.
Right now many are furious that the Trump administration, in the days leading up to President Trump’s Tuesday night address to the nation on the border wall, has lied to the American people.
Those are lies.
The real number? Six.
The fact that officials can’t or won’t give an actual number is a red flag.
But Vance offers a better barometer of whether or not Trump administration officials are telling the truth.
And she’s done it in a single tweet.
Vance, pointing to Monday night’s report from NBC News that reveal six – not 3000, not 4000 – immigrants in terrorism database were stopped art the southern border over thew past six months, offers this insight:
Where are the prosecutions?
“You don’t just let terrorists go when you catch them. So where are the thousands of federal prosecutions we should see if Sanders was accurate?”
If 4K terrorists were stopped at the border, you’d expect to see a lot of federal prosecutions. You don’t just let terrorists go when you catch them. So where are the thousands of federal prosecutions we should see if Sanders was accurate? Great reporting by @JuliaEAinsley https://t.co/zEfcT12rEi
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) January 8, 2019
It will be up to President Trump to convince Americans of the need to give him $5.7 billion as a downpayment on his border wall in his speech tonight, in return for him opening up the federal government – which he is currently holding hostage to fulfill a campaign promise created as a mnemonic device to make sure he didn’t forget to talk about immigration in his stump speeches.
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Internet Cheers ‘Real President’ Hillary Clinton for ‘Eviscerating’ Trump Over Lie Google ‘Manipulated’ Millions of Votes
Hillary Clinton has been pretty quiet lately, perhaps sitting in her Chappaqua home with Bill and doing whatever it is former Secretaries of State and former Presidents do.
But a tweet President Donald Trump posted Monday moved her to enter the spotlight once again, if only for a moment.
Trump posted a huge lie, a claim that somehow search and advertising behemoth Google “manipulated” up to 16 million more votes for Hillary Clinton. It’s so preposterous that it’s already been debunked, but don’t expect a Trump retraction.
“Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought!” Trump tweeted.
Again, it’s false, as The Washington Post’s Philip Bump explains.
Clinton was not going to let her popular vote win be stolen from her, so she launched an attack decimating Trump – or at least his tweet, while reminding voters that a lot of Trump’s associates have been charged with crimes.
The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted. https://t.co/0zHnWvGjSv
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 19, 2019
It didn’t take long for many to cheer the Democratic presidential nominee and popular vote winner of the 2016 election.
Tweet of the summer. https://t.co/wWJUVtWHmC
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) August 19, 2019
— No Esta Solo Jawn (@TimmyLynch13) August 19, 2019
The BEST thing on Twitter in years! https://t.co/HQNpAi7Rv4
— Steve Dick (@SWDick) August 19, 2019
Eternal shade permit achieved. 😎😎😎😎 https://t.co/8Nar1aJnXk
— Sarcastic Small (@PoliticoCryzis) August 19, 2019
Hillary Clinton just eviscerated Trump with 177 characters. https://t.co/KabBt0OpXS
— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) August 19, 2019
She was right when she warned us before, and she’s right calling him out for his lies now. https://t.co/Iu9Mcjxrk7
— Mel Powell (@MelPowell) August 19, 2019
Sick burn, as the kids say. https://t.co/dzpivcIyHC
— Stephen Farrow #FBPE (@stephenfarrow) August 19, 2019
— Kevin Whitlock (@Kossilar) August 19, 2019
OMG Hillary is trolling the Donald. LOVE IT https://t.co/0gfz6DUs2G
— Sandi Bachom (@sandibachom) August 19, 2019
DRAG HIM QUEEN https://t.co/o8JaRGn7lk
— Lucas Acosta (@LucasRAcosta) August 19, 2019
When the real President smacks down the fake one. https://t.co/lAbAykAbWr
— Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) August 19, 2019
This is why Putin was so afraid she’d become president 👇 https://t.co/GuwuJNq9IE
— The Impeachment PAC (@powertoimpeach) August 19, 2019
— Embarrassed American (@debraggery) August 19, 2019
Mic. drop. https://t.co/vKN99tbwWN
— Bill Gentry (@run160kms) August 19, 2019
WATCH: Buttigieg Destroys Trump as Draft Dodger Who ‘Used His Privileged Status to Fake a Disability’
Calls Commander-in-Chief “a child of a multi-millionaire” who pretended “to be disabled so that somebody could go to war in his place.”
Pete Buttigieg launched a series of attacks against President Donald Trump Thursday morning, accusing the Commander-in-Chief of faking a disability to evade military service and being a racist.
“I have a pretty dim view of his decision to use his privileged status to fake a disability in order to avoid serving in Vietnam,” Buttigieg, a top-tier 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, told The Washington Post’s Robert Costa during a live, on-stage forum. “I think that’s exactly what he did.”
Costa had been asking Buttigieg if he’d be able to handle Trump during a debate on stage. The South Bend mayor reminded Costa that not only is he gay but he grew up in Indiana, so he has experience with bullies. Buttigieg said Trump needs to be managed like a crazy uncle.
“Look, I don’t have a problem standing up to somebody who was working on season 7 of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ while I was packing my bags for Afghanistan,” Buttigieg, who served as a Lieutenant overseas, replied.
“This is somebody, who I think it’s fairly obvious to most of us, took advantage of the fact that he was a child of a multi-millionaire, in order to pretend to be disabled, so that somebody could go to war in his place,” Buttigieg charged.
— Washington Post Live (@postlive) May 23, 2019
Watch: Buttigieg Says He’d Like to See Pence ‘Evolve’ on LGBT Rights – and Not Use Religion ‘To Harm People’
“My problem is when those religious beliefs are used as an excuse to harm other people,” Buttigieg charges.
2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg is responding to attacks from Vice President Mike Pence, who says the South Bend, Indiana mayor’s belief that God makes people gay infringes on his First Amendment right to freedom of religion.
The Vice President is “entitled to his religious beliefs,” says Buttigieg, who has been mayor since 2012, which includes Pence’s tenure as Governor of Indiana. “My problem is when those religious beliefs are used as an excuse to harm other people,” Buttigieg explained on CNN Tuesday (video below).
Buttigieg reminded viewers that Pence “advanced a discriminatory bill in 2015, under the guise of religious freedom, that said it was lawful to discriminate, provided you invoked religion as your excuse.”
“This isn’t about him as a human being,” Buttigieg added, apparently pushing back against Pence’s false claim that Buttigieg has attacked him personally.
“This is about policies that hurt people, policies that hurt children,” says the South Bend mayor, who would turn 39 the day before being sworn in to office should he win the Democratic nomination and beat Donald Trump.
Buttigieg charges that “to this day” the Vice President “hasn’t brought himself to say that it shouldn’t be legal to discriminate against people in this country because they’re LGBT.”
He notes that Pence “seems to be OK” with allowing LGBT people to be denied housing and services, and to be fired because they are LGBT.
“I would love to see him evolve on that issue,” Buttigieg said, noting that it’s “part of faith, that all of us can evolve and can grow better.”
Buttigieg, who served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant in Afghanistan, also accused Pence of being against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” because “he felt it was too pro-gay. He wanted to make sure that even closeted members couldn’t serve.”
He also called on Vice President Pence to “clear up” his positions against LGBT equality and civil rights.
Pete Buttigieg responds to Vice President Mike Pence: “The Vice President is entitled to his religious beliefs. My problem is when those religious beliefs are used as an excuse to harm other people.” https://t.co/hLOIWoJwdu pic.twitter.com/Js3iFmf7nd
— New Day (@NewDay) April 16, 2019
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