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Dem Congresswoman Destroys GOP Over House Republican ‘Indicted on 13 Counts’ and Staffer With Ties to White Nationalist



U.S. Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX) blasted her House Republican colleagues Tuesday afternoon, suggesting they should stop throwing stones until they clean up their own ranks. Congresswoman Crockett slammed Republicans for having a member who was just “indicted on 13 counts,” apparently referring to Rep. George Santos (R-NY), and another member whose staffer has ties to a white supremacist who, she says, brags he’s just like Hitler. She also chastised them for claiming to care about sexual assault statistics in D.C. while the Republican presidential “front runner has just been found liable for sexual abuse.”

“My Republican colleagues want to talk about keeping D.C. streets crime free. They can’t even keep the halls of Congress crime free,” Rep. Crockett told her colleagues on the House Oversight Committee. “My freshman colleague has just been indicted on 13 counts, 13 felony counts, right?” she said, appearing to refer to U.S. Rep. George Santos (R-NY), but not mentioning him by name.

“But have they exhibited any courage to say, ‘You know what? we will disallow this in our body, we will make sure that we expel that individual’? They have not. So what I don’t want to hear is that they care about crime because if they did, they would start by cleaning up our own House and mind our own business instead of coming after D.C.”

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Rep. Crockett, an attorney, wasn’t quite done. She responded later to video of her remarks (below), tweeting: “Folks in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones – and it looks like under this current majority this House is made of glass…”

Crockett also took U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) to task, also while not mentioning him or his staffer by name. This week news broke that one of Congressman Gosar’s aides has ties to neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes. Fuentes is an incel, white supremacist and white Christian nationalist who promotes antisemitism, Holocaust denialism, racism, and misogynistic and anti-LGBTQ extremist beliefs. Fuentes is head of the so-called “Groypers.”

“We’ve got to talk about these root causes. Number one, the fact that we have elected legislators that won’t do their job and protect people by keeping these weapons off the streets. That’s number one,” she said, referring to Republicans’ refusal to pass gun control legislation.

“Number two, we are still reeling from a financial crisis. And guess what? They don’t want to make it better. I’m sure they all campaigned and said, ‘Oh, we’re gonna help out the economy post-COVID.’ But right now we are on a cliff over the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling that was raised three times under Trump and 25% of this credit card bill that they don’t want to pay was accrued under Trump and he only had one term and hopefully he won’t have no mo.”

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“Nevertheless, I digress. Let me move on. So let’s also talk about the fact that just recently I think it was yesterday or two days ago, we received reports that there is a staff member who’s working for a Republican on this committee, who has ties with and supports a white nationalist who has proclaimed himself to be just like Hitler,” Crockett said, apparently referring to Rep. Gosar and his aide, identified by Talking Points Memo‘s Hunter Walker as Wade Searle, Gosar’s digital director.

“I don’t really know what to say except for the fact that this is a farce, right? Because the fact is, we’ve got an increase in crime all over. If we really want to be real about it, let’s talk about it. We’re talking about D.C. right now, but the murder rates in red states like Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, have statistically exceeded those in blue states like Illinois, New Mexico and Michigan every year since 2000,” she added.

Still not finished blasted Republicans, Rep. Crockett turned her attention to Donald Trump.

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As the video below shows, the committee was discussing sexual abuse statistics. Rep. Crockett says, “I’m so excited that my colleagues across the aisle care about sexual abuse, considering that the front runner right now for like, presidency is kind of just been found liable of sexual abuse. So I’m excited because this may mean that finally some folk will back off from supporting him because we don’t support sexual abusers in this chamber. So I’m happy about this.”

Crockett, responding to that video, tweeted, “I just call them as I see them.”

Watch videos of Rep. Crockett above or at this link.


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‘Bad News’ for Sidney Powell as First Trump Co-Defendant in Georgia RICO Case Takes Plea Deal: Legal Expert



The first of 19 co-defendants in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ RICO and election interference case against Donald Trump has pleaded guilty in what is being described as a “plea deal.”

“Under the terms of an agreement with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s office, Hall pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit election fraud, conspiracy to commit computer theft, conspiracy to commit computer trespass, conspiracy to commit computer invasion of privacy, and conspiracy to defraud the state,” NBC News reports. “Under the terms of the deal, he’s being sentenced to five years probation.”

CNN previously reported “Hall, a bail bondsman and pro-Trump poll-watcher in Atlanta, spent hours inside a restricted area of the Coffee County elections office when voting systems were breached in January 2021. The breach was connected to efforts by pro-Trump conspiracy theorists to find voter fraud. Hall was captured on surveillance video at the office, on the day of the breach. He testified before the grand jury in Fulton County case and acknowledged that he gained access to a voting machine.”

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Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, a professor of law and frequent MSNBC contributor, says Hall “was in the thick of things with Sidney Powell on Jan 7 for the Coffee County scheme involving voting machines. If he’s cooperating, it’s a bad sign for her.”

Hall’s plea deal “spells bad news for, among others, Sidney Powell,” says former Dept. of Defense Special Counsel Ryan Goodman, an NYU Law professor of law. Goodman posted a graphic showing the overlap in charges against Hall and Powell, which he called “alleged joint actions.”

See the graphic above or at this link.


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Far-Right Republicans Kill GOP Bill to Keep Government Running in ‘Embarrassing Failure’ for McCarthy: Report



With a shutdown less than 36 hours away, far-right Republicans in the House of Representatives Friday afternoon voted against their party’s own legislation to kept the federal government running. Democrats opposed the content of the bill and voted against it. Just 21 far-right members of the GOP conference were able to effectively force what appears to be an all but inevitable shutdown at midnight on Saturday.

“HARDLINE HOUSE RS take down stopgap funding bill. 21 GOP no votes. 232-198,” reported Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman just before 2 PM Friday.

NBC News reported that a “band of conservative rebels on Friday revolted and blocked House Republicans’ short-term funding bill to keep the government open, delivering a political blow to Speaker Kevin McCarthy and likely cementing the chances of a painful government shutdown that is less than 48 hours away.”

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“Twenty-one rebels, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a conservative bomb-thrower and a top Donald Trump ally, voted Friday afternoon to scuttle the 30-day funding bill, known as a continuing resolution or CR, leaving Republicans without a game plan to avert a shutdown. The vote failed,” NBC added. “The embarrassing failure of the GOP measure once again highlights the dilemma for McCarthy as his hard-liners strongly oppose a short-term bill even if it includes conservative priorities. It leaves Congress on a path to a shutdown, with no apparent offramp to avoiding it — or to quickly reopen the government.”

A bipartisan group of at least 75 U.S. Senators has passed two bills this week that would keep the government running. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has refused to allow it to come to the floor for a vote.




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‘Wannabe Dictator’: Milley Appears to Slam Trump After Ex-President Suggested He Should Be Executed



General Mark Milley, the outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top military advisor to the President, during his retirement speech Friday appeared to deliver strong criticism of former President Donald Trump, who appointed him to that post but since has waged war against him.

One week ago the ex-president had said that “in times gone by” General Milley would have been executed for treason. Trump in 2021 had called for General Milley to be “tried for treason.”

“Trump’s rhetoric is dangerous, not just because it is the exact sort that incites violence against public officials,” professor of global politics and political scientist Brian Klass wrote at The Atlantic after Trump’s most recent attack on the Chairman, “but also because it shows just how numb the country has grown toward threats more typical of broken, authoritarian regimes.”

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Trump had written, “if the Fake News reporting is correct,” General Milley “was actually dealing with China to give them a heads up on the thinking of the President of the United States. This is an act so egregious that, in times gone by, the punishment would have been DEATH! A war between China and the United States could have been the result of this treasonous act.”

Milley was acting within his duties in a White House approved conversation, according to Klass.

On Friday, Milley appeared to blast Trump.

“We don’t take an oath to a tribe. We don’t take an oath to a religion. We don’t take an oath to a king, or queen, or a tyrant, or dictator. We don’t take an oath to a wannabe dictator,” Milley declared. “We don’t take an oath to an individual. We take an oath to the Constitution, and we take an oath to the idea that is America, and we’re willing to die to protect it.”

“Every soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, Guardian and Coast Guardsmen, each of us, emits our very life to protect and defend that document, regardless of personal price to a country.”

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Vanity Fair on Thursday reported General Milley “said he has taken security precautions to protect himself and his family after Donald Trump all but called for his execution last week.”

Watch Milley’s remarks below or at this link.


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