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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:58 PM

Article: The Director of the FBI Helped to Overturn Roe v. Wade

[link:https://shero.substack.com/p/the-director-of-the-fbi-helped-to?r=nl8r&s=r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email|

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But, according to their Judiciary Committee questionnaires, both Wray and Kavanaugh each joined the Federalist Society upon starting Yale Law and continued as members up through the Trump administration. Wray was two years behind Kavanaugh at Yale College, and Wray then joined Kavanaugh at Yale Law.

Moreover, in the George W. Bush administration, Kavanaugh and Wray were political appointees and colleagues — Wray was a senior aide to the deputy attorney general, and Kavanaugh was in the White House Counsel’s office. Kavanaugh would have worked closely with the Justice Department on nominations and other confirmation matters and Wray would often have intersected with the White House Counsel’s Office in his position at Justice in the criminal division.

Here is an excerpt from a Politico article on conservative white men becoming high-ups in the federal government and their connections to Yale and the Federalist Society:

“The Federalist Society has famously shaped the federal judiciary since its founding, promoting candidates who follow a small-government, socially conservative and textualist interpretation of the Constitution. Every member of the Supreme Court appointed by a Republican since Clarence Thomas in 1991 has been a Federalist. Trump has bragged that The Federalist Society provided him the list of Supreme Court nominees from which he has so far selected Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. The goal of shaping the federal judiciary unites the Trump and the Never-Trump wings of the Republican Party.”

Another term of art used to describe these conservative devotees who are purposely filtered into top governmental positions is the longstanding preference of candidates who are “Pale, Male, Yale.”


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Grasswire2 Aug 5 OP
onecaliberal Aug 5 #1
SheltieLover Aug 5 #2
triron Aug 5 #3
Baitball Blogger Aug 5 #4
Grasswire2 Aug 5 #5
Baitball Blogger Aug 5 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Aug 5 #7
UTUSN Aug 5 #8
Solly Mack Aug 5 #9
FakeNoose Aug 5 #10
Grasswire2 Aug 5 #11
Grasswire2 Aug 5 #12

Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:59 PM

1. Yes he did and lied to the American people about it.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:10 PM

2. Why has Wray not been replaced?



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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:16 PM

3. Biden is derelict here.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:11 PM

4. Absolutely.

Playing dumb is what white males in high positions do best.

Don't let him get away with it.

This stinks to high heaven.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:22 PM

5. his remarks to Senator Whitehouse were outrageous


And if we can't trust him to tell the truth about the Kavanaugh investigation, how do we know he's telling the truth about any other investigation?

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:36 PM

6. It's obvious one Federalist Society member helped another.

We should ALL be outraged!

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:47 PM

7. Obviously, his allegiance to Federalist Society is greater than his allegiance to the United States.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:56 PM

8. Talk about "swamp" invasive style

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:22 PM

9. K&R

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:27 PM

10. The Director of the FBI is supposed to be a 10-year term

It's not a position that would normally be included in the President's appointment powers. Only when a 10-year contract expires, that's when the next director is selected. Chump changed all that when he fired James Comey for political reasons. (Comey had been appointed by Obama, even though he wasn't a Democrat.)

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:48 PM

11. Here is the applicable law.


The term may be no MORE THAN ten years.

From Public Law 94-503 October 1976 https://uscode.house.gov/statutes/pl/94/503.pdf

TERM OF FBI DIRECTOR
SEC. 203. Section 1101 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe
Streets Act of 1968 is amended by inserting "a) " immediately after 28USC532note.
"SEC. 1101." and by adding at the end thereof the following new
subsection:
" (b) Effective with respect to any individual appointment by the Effective date.
President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, after
June 1,1973, the term of service of the Director of the Federal Bureau
of Investigation shall be ten years. A Director may not serve more
than one ten-year term. The provisions of subsections (a) through (c)
of section 8335 of title 5, United States Code, shall apply to any
individual appointed under this section.".


That amendment was made after Hoover served multiple decades.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:52 PM

12. In 1993, President Clinton removed Bill Sessions


So there is precedent.

Here's what the Constitution Center says:

Since 1968, a federal law has provided that the FBI Director serves a 10-year term in office. But the Director’s ability to serve a full term depends upon retaining the confidence of the President. And the FBI Director, like all “civil officers of the United States,” can be removed from office if charged with “high crimes and misdemeanors” by the House of Representatives and removed by a two-thirds vote of the Senate, under the Constitution’s Impeachment Clauses.

Removing an FBI Director, either through executive or legislative branch action, is politically risky. Back in 1993, Sessions’ dismissal drew protests from some members of Congress, but the lawmakers took no action to block the appointment of a successor after the firing.

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