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Fox & Friends freaks out over Trump expressing his intention to obstruct justice

When your God-King-Emperor first calls in to your show


after he confesses on live TV that he intends to obstruct justice to protect himself from criminal conspiracy in federal crimes spanning decades.

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:56 PM (16 replies)

Andrew Janz (running vs Devin Nunes in CA-22) replied to my tweet about his grassroots funding

StrictlyCovfefè 📻
11 hours ago

#CA22, occupied by Devin Nunes (R- Tulare), is hotly contested for the first time in years and it is drawing plenty of national attention — and money.

Nunes drew a fairly significant sum from PACs: $260,852.
Meanwhile, Janz received only $7,300 from PACs.

Andrew Janz
Verified account

Replying to @christoq
Not a dime from coporate pacs that's why @StopBigMoney has endorsed my race for Congress. Dems, Independents, and Reps want to get big money out of politics so we can get to work in Washington.





California’s 22nd Congressional District seat, occupied by embattled House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes (R- Tulare), is hotly contested for the first time in years and it is drawing plenty of national attention — and money.

The two top candidates in the race, Rep. Nunes and Fresno County prosecutor Andrew Janz, both raised over $1 million in the first quarter of 2018, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) data released April 15.

However, other Valley races are worthy of attention as well, particularly Rep. Jeff Denham’s (R- Turlock) fight for reelection in a district that slightly favored Hillary Clinton for president in 2016. While the Democrats in that race are hopeful of victory, the primary also might advance two Republicans to the November general election.

Above all, with election season drawing closer, these new numbers help further define the serious races — and challengers — to watch.
Posted by StrictlyRockers | Sun Apr 22, 2018, 03:02 PM (3 replies)

Ok, this is cool. Malcolm Nance just retweeted my tweet about Comey's book

I noticed it as it happened, because I am familiar with his profile picture & I was on Twitter, but I had to double and triple and pretty much quadruple check it to be sure. Needless to say, I'm excited about this brush with greatness on Twitter. I am a huge fan of his. I haven't read his book yet, but I feel like I know what it says from listening to him so much. He was one of the first ones to recognize and write about the #TrumpRussia connections and interference in the 2016 election.

Anyway, here's the tweet, which is basically my quick review of the NYT book review of Comey's book:

In his new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” Comey calls 45* a “forest fire” that is doing serious damage to the country’s norms and traditions.


"45* is unethical and untethered to truth. His leadership is transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty.”



You can see my tweet on his Twitter timeline. He retweeted it at 6:00AM ET, Friday morning 4/13/18.

(Totally fanboying out over here, btw. Bit of an MSNBC junkie.)

James Comey Has a Story to Tell. It’s Very Persuasive.

In his absorbing new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey calls the Trump presidency a “forest fire” that is doing serious damage to the country’s norms and traditions.

“This president is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values,” Comey writes. “His leadership is transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty.”

Decades before he led the F.B.I.’s investigation into whether members of Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election, Comey was a career prosecutor who helped dismantle the Gambino crime family; and he doesn’t hesitate in these pages to draw a direct analogy between the Mafia bosses he helped pack off to prison years ago and the current occupant of the Oval Office.

A February 2017 meeting in the White House with Trump and then chief of staff Reince Priebus left Comey recalling his days as a federal prosecutor facing off against the Mob: “The silent circle of assent. The boss in complete control. The loyalty oaths. The us-versus-them worldview. The lying about all things, large and small, in service to some code of loyalty that put the organization above morality and above the truth.” An earlier visit to Trump Tower in January made Comey think about the New York Mafia social clubs he knew as a Manhattan prosecutor in the 1980s and 1990s — “The Ravenite. The Palma Boys. Café Giardino.”

The central themes that Comey returns to throughout this impassioned book are the toxic consequences of lying; and the corrosive effects of choosing loyalty to an individual over truth and the rule of law. Dishonesty, he writes, was central “to the entire enterprise of organized crime on both sides of the Atlantic,” and so, too, were bullying, peer pressure and groupthink — repellent traits shared by Trump and company, he suggests, and now infecting our culture.

“We are experiencing a dangerous time in our country,” Comey writes, “with a political environment where basic facts are disputed, fundamental truth is questioned, lying is normalized and unethical behavior is ignored, excused or rewarded.”
Posted by StrictlyRockers | Fri Apr 13, 2018, 06:52 AM (27 replies)
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