RNC Chairwoman Mocked for Attacking ‘Latest SDNY Fishing Expedition’ Into Trump – Which Does Not Exist
‘Never Seems to Know What She’s Talking About’
Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican Party (RNC) is getting mocked on social media for one of her seemingly relentless tweets supporting President Donald Trump. Daily, if not hourly, McDaniel acts as Trump’s press agent, both praising and defending him.
On Tuesday she posted a tweet exposing just how little she knows.
The latest SDNY fishing expedition is another example of blue-state liberal prosecutors carrying out their vendetta against @realDonaldTrump.
Let’s be clear: These are investigations in search of a crime – and their harassment has gone on for far too long.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 12, 2019
There is no “latest SDNY fishing expedition,” also known as an investigation. Aside from her contempt for the rule of law, McDaniel doesn’t understand there are federal prosecutors, appointed by President Trump – which is SDNY, the Southern District of New York – and state prosecutors, elected by the voters.
McDaniel clearly has mixed up the two.
Letitia James, the Attorney General of the State of New York, this week opened an investigation into the Trump Organization. She’s subpoenaed two banks that work with Donald Trump, and is focusing on four major Trump projects, and his failed attempt to buy the Buffalo Bills football team.
It’s not a “fishing expedition.” It’s a legitimate investigation.
McDaniel’s ignorance is confirmed by Preet Bharara, the former head of the SDNY, also known as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York:
This person @GOPChairwoman never seems to know what she’s talking about, does she? Like, for example, that SDNY is not NYAG. At least she’s not weighing in on the complexity of airplanes. https://t.co/E5wDUxiDZM
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) March 12, 2019
A former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama:
Raise your hand if you know who appoints the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York?
Here’s a hint: he’s a man who made you change your name and hand over your dignity? https://t.co/4roE7CN02b
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) March 13, 2019
Here’s a law professor:
Chairwoman McDaniel, when corruption and signs of potential criminality are in plain sight, law enforcement follows the facts . . . looking the other way is not an option for honest people.
— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) March 13, 2019
Here’s what some others are saying in response to McDaniel’s tweet:
Let’s be clear — it’s a federal office, whose head was appointed by Trump, and this pathetic tweet is the most groveling lapdog thing you’ve done since Trump made you drop the “Romney” from your name.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) March 13, 2019
SDNY is not conducting a “fishing expedition” it’s a “RICO investigation”
Mueller is not conducting a “witch hunt.” It’s an investigation into “treason,” “money laundering,” “obstruction of justice” and a whole lot more.
Why do you hate the rule of law? https://t.co/X8IC1EEMKS
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) March 13, 2019
I know this is a tired observation by now, but it’s so jarring that the party of Blue Lives Matter and Respect The Troops is all-in on telling the whole country that the entire federal law enforcement and intelligence apparatus is crooked and conspiring against the president. https://t.co/eKDKP0j7ha
— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) March 13, 2019
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman, was appointed by President Trump on April 25, 2018.
— Dave Hogg (@stareagle) March 13, 2019
Um, Ronna, SDNY is still the Feds, not the state level. There’s still LOTS of indictments in process to be filed under seal.
The NY AG is the state level.
RICO convictions there are pardon proof.
You’re judged by the company you keep. Careful how close you stand to Trump.
— Veronica Phillips (@RoniPhillips) March 13, 2019
This is an interesting characterization of the federal prosecutors in New York who work for <double-checks> President Trump. https://t.co/k2XgpW1VRD
— Brad Heath (@bradheath) March 13, 2019
THREE of your party’s most recent finance chairs either had to step down in scandal or are going to prison.
I mean ffs, give it up already. Borrow some dignity. https://t.co/F76kNfbZsM
— Hunter (@HunterDK) March 13, 2019
Like five minutes ago you’d hailed the SDNY for having proven Michael Cohen is a criminal. What happened, did you suddenly remember you’d made Cohen your #2 finance guy? https://t.co/2JtJTCTzoz
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) March 13, 2019
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RNC WON’T BE RETURNING STEVE WYNN’S DONATIONS ANY TIME SOON – IF EVER – AND HERE’S WHY
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Melania Trump Monetizes ‘Be Best’ in Blockchain-Based Cryptocurrency NFT Art Scheme
Melania Trump has found a way to monetize her time in the White House. The former first lady has launched a blockchain-based cryptocurrency NFT (non-fungible token) art sale in coordination with French artist Marc-Antoine Coulon. She is selling them via Parler, the social media platform that is home to countless white supremacists, white nationalists, and other far-right extremists. The Southern Poverty Law Center reports Parler was “a haven for recruitment and promotion for the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol building.”
In a statement on Parler, Melania Trump says she is “excited for this new venture.” It claims a “portion of the proceeds…will assist children aging out of the foster care system,” but does not describe the “venture” as a non-profit, nor does it say how much of the funds raised will go to help children.
“Melania Trump is pleased to announce the Melania Trump non-fungible token (NFT) platform, which will release NFTs in regular intervals exclusively on MelaniaTrump.com. The first NFT, entitled ‘Melania’s Vision’ will be available to purchase for a limited period between December 16 and December 31, 2021,” the statement reads.
As of this writing the melaniatrump.com domain is offline.
“I am proud to announce my new NFT endeavor, which embodies my passion for the arts, and will support my ongoing commitment to children through my Be Best initiative. Through this new technology-based platform, we will provide children computer science skills, including programming and software development, to thrive after they age out of the foster community.”
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“A portion of the proceeds from the Melania Trump NFT collection will assist children aging out of the foster care system by way of economic empowerment and with expanded access to resources needed to excel in the fields of computer science and technology,” the statement concludes. “The Melania Trump FT platform utilizes the Solan blockchain protocol; and will accept both the SOL cryptocurrency and credit card payments through MoonPay. Parler is powering the platform.”
Noting Trump’s entrance into the NFT world, Bloomberg News adds, “NFTs became hot this year, with celebrities, sports teams and artists trying to get into the action, and the likes of Ripple and Paris Hilton backing efforts to move the space forward.”
She also posted the statement to Twitter:
Excited for this new venture, which combines my passion for art and commitment to helping our Nation’s children fulfill their own unique American Dream. #MelaniaNFT https://t.co/XJN18tMllg pic.twitter.com/wMpmDDsQdp
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) December 16, 2021
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Donald Trump, the erroneously embittered one term former U.S. president has raised $75 million this year through his “Save America” leadership PAC by lying about the 2020 election, an election he and his supporters, surrogates, and allies falsely claim was “stolen.” The funds, collected the PAC, can be spent in a wide variety of ways, including to pay for the flailing Arizona recount, or similar efforts in other states, but according to The Washington Post Trump’s PAC has not spent a dime on those efforts.
“Instead, the Save America leadership PAC — which has few limits on how it can spend its money — has paid for some of the former president’s travel, legal costs and staff, along with other expenses, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of the anonymity to describe the group’s inner workings. The PAC has held onto much of its cash,” The Post reports.
“Even as he assiduously tracks attempts by his allies to cast doubt on the integrity of last year’s election, Trump has been uninterested in personally bankrolling the efforts, relying on an array of other entities and supporters to fund the endeavors, they said.”
Commenting on the report, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow mocked the former president on Twitter, saying, “So he’s, like, living off the STOP THE STEAL money?”
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It took Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee (RNC), the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) just “minutes” to begin fundraising off of what some are calling the former president’s “frivolous” lawsuits against Twitter, Facebook, and Google.
Politico’s Sam Stein posted this text from the joint Trump-RNC fundraising committee:
How you know this is a unserious lawsuit: Trump is already fundraising off of it pic.twitter.com/Njq8VqHAdB
— Sam Stein (@samstein) July 7, 2021
The New York Times’ Nick Corasaniti posted these screenshots from the Trump/RNC fundraising organization:
And there it is: Trump fundraising appeal off his lawsuit already out pic.twitter.com/4KUaokjezH
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) July 7, 2021
“Trump’s baseless Big Tech lawsuit is all about fundraising,” the tech and culture website Mashable reports. “Keep on grifting.”
“After Trump filed federal lawsuits against Google, Twitter, and Facebook for allegedly violating the First Amendment by banning or suspending him from their platforms, the NRCC and NRSC, the fundraising arms of the House and Senate GOP respectively, each sent out text alerts,” Forbes reports. “‘IT HAPPENED,’ said the NRSC – which, along with the NRCC, has spent months hyping Trump’s plans to start his own social media site – adding, ‘Trump announced he is fighting CENSORSHIP by SUING Big Tech companies.'”
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