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Tue Nov 10, 2020, 01:52 AM

GSA head Emily Murphy's name should ring a bell.

Maybe the most high-prifile thing she has done is block Biden’s transition, but well before that, the ethics-bereft Trump appointee lied to congress and violated the Constitution to help Trump make money at his Trump Tower hotel in the Old Post Office building in DC, with its valuable location near the White House.

She violated the rules that prevent a sitting president from leasing federal property, not to mention enable Trump to violate the Constitution's Foreign Emoluments clause, by letting him lease the Old Post Office building for his hotel, where foreign dignitaries seeking to curry favor with Trump flocked. Then she blocked the long-planned move of the FBI headquarters out of DC to the suburbs, costing taxpayers millions, all so a site would not open up for a hotel that might compete with Trump's at the nearby Old Post Office. Then she lied to Congress that Trump didn't direct her to block the relocation, when documents clearly showed he did.

She is an enabling, toady scum through and through. From her Wikipedia page:

Federal lease for Trump hotel and FBI headquarters project

During her tenure, two issues that were personally important to Trump became sources of controversy for Murphy and the GSA: the hotel that Trump operates under a federal lease (in Washington, D.C.'s Old Post Office) and plans for the relocation and consolidation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters.[3]

The FBI had long-scheduled a move out of its D.C. headquarters, the J. Edgar Hoover Building, as the aging building was falling apart and not secure.[3] The bureau's headquarters were planned to move to a suburban location.[3] Although the project had been in the works for more than a decade, Trump personally intervened in 2017 (during the first year of Trump's term and Murphy's tenure) to kill the plan.[3] Democrats said that Trump canceled the move to prevent the Hoover Building site from being redeveloped into a hotel that could compete with Trump's hotel across the street; the Trump White House denied that Trump's business played into the decision.[3][13] House Democrats investigated the episode.[13] In April 2018, Murphy told a congressional oversight hearing that the decision to stop the FBI from moving its headquarters came solely from the bureau without the involvement of Trump.[13] However, three months later, the GSA inspector general (IG) released a report finding that Murphy's statement to Congress was "incomplete and may have left the misleading impression that she had no discussions with White House officials in the decision-making."[13][14] The report revealed that Murphy and other GSA officials had multiple meetings with Trump about the FBI headquarters, specifically a two-day meeting in January 2018 between Murphy, Trump, White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, and budget director Mick Mulvaney.[15] The IG report also found that GSA officials misrepresented the costs of an alternative plan to build a new FBI headquarters in downtown D.C., portraying the replacement plan as cheaper than the original plan when it would actually be more expensive.[15] In October 2018, internal GSA emails disclosed by House Democrats showing that GSA discussed "the President's instructions", "direction from WH" and "what was decided in the meeting with POTUS" in January 2018.[13]


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_W._Murphy

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Reply GSA head Emily Murphy's name should ring a bell. (Original post)
SunSeeker Nov 2020 OP
uponit7771 Nov 2020 #1
SunSeeker Nov 2020 #3
questionseverything Nov 2020 #14
SunSeeker Nov 2020 #15
questionseverything Nov 2020 #16
SunSeeker Nov 2020 #17
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2020 #2
SunSeeker Nov 2020 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2020 #5
UTUSN Nov 2020 #6
greennewdeal350 Nov 2020 #7
OMGWTF Nov 2020 #12
Duppers Nov 2020 #18
TeamPooka Nov 2020 #8
RockRaven Nov 2020 #9
SunSeeker Nov 2020 #13
SheltieLover Nov 2020 #10
Cha Nov 2020 #11
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2020 #19
Demsrule86 Nov 2020 #20
Faux pas Nov 2020 #21
MerryBlooms Nov 2020 #22

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 01:57 AM

1. So yeah, she's going to jail for lying to congress right?!

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 02:03 AM

3. Unless Trump pardons her on the way out. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 03:02 AM

14. Houses should summons letting her explain her thinking

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 03:11 AM

15. Yup. There must have been a state crime she committed along the way.

Trump can't pardon those.


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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 03:18 AM

16. Even if it pardons later ,right now she needs forced to start the transition process

To not do so is a national security problem

If she has some evidence she needs to show it or follow the law

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 03:20 AM

17. Good point. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 01:58 AM

2. She needs to either do her job properly, or be terminated by Pres.-elect Biden. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 02:04 AM

4. Jail is also an appropriate option. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 02:06 AM

5. It certainly is. n/t

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 02:15 AM

6. K&R

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 02:17 AM

7. Tel/Text: (844) 472-4111, (202) 501-0450, Email:[email protected]

 

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Emily W. Murphy.
Tel/Text:
(844) 472-4111
(202) 501-0450

Email:
[email protected]

She’s a Trump appointee at the GSA who is declining to sign the letter authorizing the Biden transition to begin.

Give her a call (or fax, text and/or email her). Tell her that you want Biden treated like every other president-elect.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1325801062876516355

https://politicalwire.com/2020/11/09/biden-transition-threatens-legal-action

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Response to greennewdeal350 (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 02:44 AM

12. Email is: [email protected]

Let her know how you feel.

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Response to greennewdeal350 (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 03:36 AM

18. Thank you!

Done!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 02:22 AM

8. This is Emily's direct office line (202) 501-0450

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 02:26 AM

9. Biden needs to appoint a new GSA IG and that person needs to perform a thorough colonoscopy

on everything Murphy touched.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 02:55 AM

13. Seriously. We need a special Trump crimes task force.

He is probably going to pardon literally everyone in his administration on his way out, but we at least need go find out what they did.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 02:27 AM

10. K&R!

Wtf!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 02:33 AM

11. KR!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 03:47 AM

19. It will take an entire book just to list all the crooked Trump associates, appointees,

and family members.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:42 AM

20. Well well. She can be prosecuted for lying to Congress. Good.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 09:09 PM

21. Kickin' with disgust!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 12:47 PM

22. R&K

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