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U.S. Sanctions, Putin Backs Separatist States; ‘People's Convoy' to Set Off for DC Feb. 23 | NTD​

Feb 21
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  1. Two NYC prosecutors resign citing serious doubts over the politicized case against President Trump https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/20...s-probe-trump-abruptly-resign-serious-doubts/
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Pete Buttigieg accepted $250,000 and gifts from mayoral campaign donors who were later awarded $33million in city contracts, raising concerns of 'pay to play' as Transportation Secretary doles out $210billion in infrastructure plan​

  • Documents obtained by DailyMail.com reveal former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg's campaign took a total of $253,750 from 23 companies
  • Company executives were then awarded a combined $33,310,426 in city contracts from the Board of Public Works whose members Buttigieg appointed
  • Buttigieg, 40 - now the US Transportation Secretary - will oversee $210billion in discretionary grants under the new bipartisan infrastructure bill
  • But government watchdogs say the Democrat's pattern of donations and contracts as mayor could present the appearance of a 'pay to play' scandal
  • 'This is alarming, and very concerning, because this is the swamp personified,' Taxpayers Protection Alliance president David Williams told DailyMail.com
By JOSH BOSWELL FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 09:58 EST, 23 February 2022 | UPDATED: 04:20 EST, 24 February 2022





Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg's top political donors received millions of dollars in city contracts after giving thousands to his campaigns while he was mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
Buttigieg's political action committees took money from 23 companies who then got jobs from South Bend's Board of Public Works whose members he appointed, documents obtained by DailyMail.com reveal.
On two occasions, the former presidential candidate received donations the same day the companies were awarded contracts.

Other city contractors gifted the mayor cigars, alcohol and golf trips worth hundreds of dollars.
The companies, their executives and spouses donated a total $253,750 to Buttigieg's campaigns, and received a total of at least $33,310,426 in city contracts between 2011 and 2019.
US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's pattern of donations and contracts during his time as South Bend, Indiana mayor raises concerns over the billions of dollars he can dish out under the bipartisan infrastructure bill

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US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's pattern of donations and contracts during his time as South Bend, Indiana mayor raises concerns over the billions of dollars he can dish out under the bipartisan infrastructure bill
THE CORPORATE DONORS WHO WERE AWARDED MILLIONS IN SOUTH BEND CITY CONTRACTS AFTER CONTRIBUTING TO PETE BUTTIGIEG'S CAMPAIGN
COMPANY TOTAL $ DONATEDTOTAL CONTRACTS AWARDED
American Structurepoint$35,850 $790,177
Bradley Company $11,790 Part of a $6M development project and leasing agreements with the city*
Abe Marcus/Ivy Tower $25,360 Part of a $7M public-private partnership to develop commercial buildings*
DLZ Indiana $14,150 $885,030
Lawson-Fisher Associates $13,610 $1,342,590
Troyer Group $9,000 $1,772,344
Arcadis $10,150 $1,879,283
Christopher M Burke Engineering $7,600 $86,000
Jones Petrie Rafinski $6,550 $922,280
McCormick Engineering $450 $110,385
Selge Construction $4,250 $4,049,996
HRP Construction $2,770 $4,438,289
Pyramid Equipment $4,100 $434,207
Peerless Midwest $3,200 $532,763
EnFocus $8,970 $285,000
United Consulting $27,835 $558,420
Abonmarche $12,870 $616,790
Walsh & Kelly $8,100 $7,668,822
Lochmueller Group $22,600 $1,105,050
Donohue & Associates $12,045 $433,000
Earth Designs $6,000 $400,000
Panzica Building Corporation $3,000 $5,000,000
Matthews LLC $3,500 Part of a $4.9M contract to develop a nine-story building for apartments, a grocery store, and a parking garage*
TOTAL $253,750 At least $33,310,426
* = not included in total
After Buttigieg appointed one former company executive to city's Public Works department, the firm was then handed multiple infrastructure jobs, and became one of Mayor Pete's largest donors.
Buttigieg served as the mayor of South Bend from 2012 to 2020. He was appointed transportation secretary by President Joe Biden early last year.
Government watchdogs say the pattern of donations and contracts could present the appearance of a 'pay to play' scandal – and raises concerns over the $210billion earmarked in the bipartisan infrastructure bill for Buttigieg to dish out in discretionary grants as transport secretary, part of a $1.2trillion budget.
'The pattern of contracts and donations appears to be a huge conflict of interest,' Taxpayers Protection Alliance president David Williams told DailyMail.com.
'This really doesn't bode well for the secretary of transportation when he has access to almost $1.2trillion in infrastructure money.
'This is alarming, and very concerning, because this is the swamp personified. You don't have to be a Rhodes Scholar to look at this and think that something's wrong here.
'Was there a quid pro quo? Was there some sort of backroom deal for these projects? taxpayers deserve answers.'
The City of South Bend told DailyMail.com that Buttigieg 'was not involved in the awarding of engineering and construction contracts' and that all contracts are awarded 'through a professional procurement process that is public and transparent', and given 'to the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder per State Law'.
The Department of Transport said they have 'consistently made transparency and accountability to the American people a top priority' and that the federal grant money in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law awards funding to cities, states, ports, and local entities, not contractors.
The spokesperson told DailyMail.com any suggestion of corruption in Buttigieg's US government department was 'absurd'.
The former Indiana mayor, 40, cultivated close relationships with construction firms during his tenure in South Bend, which became a large source of funding for his political campaigns.
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Marlin Knowles

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Greg Henneke, (left) Marlin Knowles, (center) and Eric Horvath (right) - are all previous or current executives of Indiana infrastructure firm American Structurepoint. The company received thousands of dollars in city jobs and contracts after its executives donated to Buttigieg's campaign, documents reveal
Documents obtained by DailyMail.com show American Structurepoint co-owner Marlin Knowles donated $1,500 to Buttigieg's campaign on March 31, 2011

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Documents obtained by DailyMail.com show American Structurepoint co-owner Marlin Knowles donated $1,500 to Buttigieg's campaign on March 31, 2011
Buttigieg's schedule shows he had an meeting with American Structurepoint two months before naming the firm's executive Eric Horvath as director of the South Bend Department of Public Works

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Buttigieg's schedule shows he had an meeting with American Structurepoint two months before naming the firm's executive Eric Horvath as director of the South Bend Department of Public Works
Senior VP Greg Henneke donated $1,000 on February 13, 2017 to Buttigieg's campaign to become Democratic National Committee chair, Pete For DNC

Senior VP Greg Henneke donated $1,000 on February 13, 2017 to Buttigieg's campaign to become Democratic National Committee chair, Pete For DNC
In 2011 a co-owner of Indiana infrastructure firm American Structurepoint, Marlin Knowles, gave $1,500 to Buttigieg's mayoral campaign.
In November 2012, two months after meeting with representatives of the company in his office, Mayor Pete announced former American Structurepoint executive Eric Horvath as director of the South Bend Department of Public Works (BPW).
As part of his role, Horvath also became executive director of the Board of Public Works – the city committee that grants public money for large construction jobs.
The following year, American Structurepoint was awarded a contract for the South Bend Smart Streets Project, which had a total budget of $25million.
Between January 2014 and March 2019, senior executive vice president at the company, Greg Henneke, donated $31,850 to Mayor Pete's campaigns.
Over the same period, the company was awarded more than $790,000 in city contracts by the BPW, whose members Buttigieg appointed, and where former Structurepoint executive Horvath is executive director.
American Structurepoint was given $98,860 in two contracts on February 14, 2017, just one day after Henneke donated $1,000 to Buttigieg's campaign to become Democratic National Committee chair, Pete For DNC.
A spokesman for South Bend said all construction projects 'are bid through a professional procurement process that is public and transparent when approved by the Board of Public Works, which is a separate 5-member citizen board that approves City contracts and is governed by state law.'
'Public Works construction projects are publicly bid through the BPW and are awarded to the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder per State Law. Engineering contracts are also approved by the Board of Public Works during open public meetings,' mayoral communications director Caleb Bauer said.
'Each of the firms named are well-respected and have a reputation locally for delivering high quality services for the city and South Bend residents.'
Schedules from Buttigieg's mayoral office show several of his largest donors regularly enjoyed face to face access with him and were invited to holiday parties and other events.
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The day after Henneke's contribution, American Structurepoint was given two contracts worth a total of $98,860

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The day after Henneke's contribution, American Structurepoint was given two contracts worth a total of $98,860
In 2011 construction company DLZ Indiana donated $750 to Buttigieg's mayoral campaign, and the next year invited him to a golf outing and a 'holiday open house' the company hosted.
Then in 2013, the city hired DLZ for a study into converting four downtown streets to two-way.
After Buttigieg attended another DLZ golf luncheon in July 2013, the company was awarded the bid for construction worth $113,000.
DLZ continued to donate to Buttigieg's campaigns, with $4,200 in 2014 as well as a gift of $700 worth of alcohol and cigars.
The firm's subsidiary DLZ Industrial LLC gave a further $600 to the mayor's campaign in August 2016, and a month later DLZ Indiana was awarded a $17,430 contract from the BPW.
In February 2017 DLZ Industrial gave $5,000 to Pete For DNC, and a slew of further contracts followed.
The same month, they received two jobs totaling $218,900, and in March, April and May that year they were approved for a further $276,110 of city contracts.
After the half-million dollars of city jobs were awarded, DLZ gave Buttigieg's campaign another $1,600 and took him on a $250 golf trip.
That fall, the BPW approved three more contracts worth $94,090.
Construction company DLZ contributed $250 on March 3, 2011

Construction company DLZ contributed $250 on March 3, 2011
It added another $500 contribution on April 6, 2011

It added another $500 contribution on April 6, 2011
The mayor's July 30, 2012 calendar shows he had lunch with DLZ at a golf outing

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The mayor's July 30, 2012 calendar shows he had lunch with DLZ at a golf outing
DLZ holiday party open house calendar

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DLZ holiday party calendar

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Schedules from Buttigieg's mayoral office show several of his largest donors regularly enjoyed face to face access with him and were invited to holiday parties and other events
DLZ continued to donate to Buttigieg's campaigns, with $4,200 in 2014 as well as a gift of $700 worth of alcohol and cigars on August 28

DLZ continued to donate to Buttigieg's campaigns, with $4,200 in 2014 as well as a gift of $700 worth of alcohol and cigars on August 28
In total, available records show the company has given $14,150 to Buttigieg's campaigns and received $885,030 in city contracts.
Ram Rajadhyaksha, a senior vice president at DLZ, said all contributions to Buttigieg's campaigns 'complied with Indiana state election laws.'
'DLZ takes pride in providing quality engineering and architectural services at highly competitive fees, and has done so for many years prior to Mayor Buttigieg holding elected City office,' Rajadhyaksha told DailyMail.com.
A source close to Buttigieg's former election campaign team said some of his construction firm donors, including Martell Electric, lost contract bids while Buttigieg was mayor, and others, such as MHW, worked on projects like the Smart Sewers program that saved the city hundreds of millions of dollars..
According to documents, executives at construction consultancy company United Consulting gave Buttigieg's mayoral and DNC campaigns $16,055 between 2014 and 2017, with the CEO Bill Hall meeting the mayor for lunch in March 2016.
In March 2017 the BPW approved a $378,300 two-part contract to the firm.
Over the next three years Hall and his vice president Michael Rowe gave a further $11,780 to Buttigieg's mayoral campaigns, and received two more contracts worth $180,120 from the BPW.
Two construction firms, Abonmarche and Donohue & Associates, also received city contracts the same day their executives donated to Buttigieg's mayoral campaign, according to documents.
Donohue & Associates president Craig Brunner and his wife Sandra gave $1,000 to the campaign on August 8, 2017, the same day Brunner's company was awarded a $150,000 job by the city.
Two weeks later on August 22 that year, Abonmarche's board chairman John Linn gave $2,000 to Mayor Pete's campaign. The same day, the South Bend BPW approved a $75,700 contract for the company.
Abonmarche executives gave a total $12,870 to Buttigieg's political funds between 2012 and 2018, and the company won $616,790 in city contracts. Donohue & Associates gave $12,045 and won $433,000 in jobs from the BPW.
In February 2017 DLZ subsidiary DLZ Industrial LLC gave $5,000 to Pete For DNC, and a slew of further contracts followed

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In February 2017 DLZ subsidiary DLZ Industrial LLC gave $5,000 to Pete For DNC, and a slew of further contracts followed
After the half-million dollars of city jobs were awarded in 2017, DLZ gave Buttigieg's campaign another $1,600 and took him on a $250 golf trip

After the half-million dollars of city jobs were awarded in 2017, DLZ gave Buttigieg's campaign another $1,600 and took him on a $250 golf trip
None of the companies or their executives - besides DLZ - responded to DailyMail.com's requests for comment.
Some donation records have already been destroyed.
St. Joseph's County - whose county seat is South Bend - did not keep any campaign finance records for the Pete For South Bend Committee dating before 2015, meaning data on any donations from 2012 to 2014 are lost.
United Consulting received city contracts from the Board of Public Works after it contributed to Buttigieg's mayoral and DNC campaigns between 2014 and 2017. Its CEO Bill Hall (pictured) met the mayor for lunch in 2016


United Consulting received city contracts from the Board of Public Works after it contributed to Buttigieg's mayoral and DNC campaigns between 2014 and 2017. Its CEO Bill Hall (pictured) met the mayor for lunch in 2016
United Consulting received two more contracts over the next three years following vice president Michael Rowe's (pictured) additional donations


United Consulting received two more contracts over the next three years following vice president Michael Rowe's (pictured) additional donations
Buttigieg's first act as mayor in 2012 was to create a formal ethics code for all city employees, including himself.
But the code did not include any clauses against the 'revolving door' of city officials working at companies they dealt with in office, and did not outlaw the city awarding large contracts to political donors.
A spokesman for anti-corruption organization Transparency International denounced the 'obvious stench' of Buttigieg's long practice of taking money from businesses his public works board awarded city contracts to.
'I'm stunned if it is true that South Bend Indiana doesn't have laws on the books that prohibit this,' said Scott Greytak, Director of Advocacy for the nonprofit's US branch.
'At the federal level, this would be entirely illegal. A federal contractor cannot make a contribution to a candidate, because of the obvious conflict of interest,' he added.
According to the FEC: 'Federal government contractors are prohibited from making contributions or expenditures in connection with federal elections.'
'The laws in South Bend should be just as strong,' Greytak said.
'You're not going to find a smoking gun in how access, influence and power works in American politics. So campaign finance restrictions are supposed to serve as proxies for preventing corruption.
'The idea that a company that has either a potential or a pending contract, or recently was a government contractor, is able to so expressly and openly give money to the people involved in those decisions, is a fundamentally corrupt system.
'I'm stunned that the elected leaders there would want to operate in a system that allows for such potential perception of corruption.'
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Abonmarche's board chairman John Linn


Craig Brunner (left) and John Linn were executives at construction firms Donohue & Associates and Abonmarche, respectively, both of which were awarded city contracts, according to documents
Abonmarche's board chairman John Linn gave $2,000 to Mayor Pete's campaign on August 22, 2017. That same day, the South Bend BPW approved a $75,700 contract for the company. Pictured: An August 8 compensation packet for the agreement

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Abonmarche's board chairman John Linn gave $2,000 to Mayor Pete's campaign on August 22, 2017. That same day, the South Bend BPW approved a $75,700 contract for the company. Pictured: An August 8 compensation packet for the agreement
Donohue & Associates was awarded a $150,000 job by the city on August 8, 2017 - the same day president Craig Brunner and his wife Sandra donated $1,000

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Donohue & Associates was awarded a $150,000 job by the city on August 8, 2017 - the same day president Craig Brunner and his wife Sandra donated $1,000

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During Buttigieg's 2020 presidential run, he was for a time the only major Democratic candidate still accepting money from lobbyists.
He later reversed his stance and gave back more than $30,000 from federal lobbyists, promising that special interests would have no influence on his candidacy or would-be presidency.
Mayor Pete was also embroiled in a campaign funding controversy when he disclosed his top fundraisers in 2019 – but left more than 20 off the list.
The public list featured over 100 people who raised at least $25,000 for Buttigieg.
But news site Politico obtained an internal list showing dozens more, including Boston power broker Jack Connors Jr., La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz, hedge fund investor John Petry, and former US ambassadors to the Bahamas and Italy.
Buttigieg's campaign said at the time they miscalculated and 'inadvertently' left the names off.
The Department of Transport told DailyMail.com: 'Sec. Buttigieg knows that the American people have put their faith in the Biden-Harris Administration to responsibly deliver the benefits of the [infrastructure bill] -- and that's exactly what he will do.'
 

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Must be disinformation, right?
If this was a repube it would be all over the news.
Where's info this detailed on the hildebeast? ...because more than files are missing.
Pete should read up on how LBJ did it, between fake breast feeding and nuts to butts while playing cornhole with his butties.
 

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Arizona Senate has censured Wendy Rogers with 24-3 vote​




Republican Wendy Rogers cited freedom of speech as she pushed back during the state Senate's vote whether to censure her.
By AZFamily Digital News Staff
Published: Mar. 1, 2022 at 3:28 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 1, 2022 at 5:11 PM EST


PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – The Arizona Senate voted 24-3 Tuesday to censure Republican Wendy Rogers over a speech during which she said her political opponents should hang. The three votes against censuring Rogers were from Republicans. Three senators -- two Republicans and a Democrat -- did not vote.
Voted against censureDid not vote
Nancy Barto (R, LD 15)David Gowan (R, LD 14)
Warren Petersen (R, LD 12)Victoria Steele (D, LD 9, Minority Whip)
Wendy Rogers (R, LD 6)Kelly Townsend (R, LD 16)
When given a chance to explain her vote, Rogers cited freedom of speech. “Freedom of speech is one of the most precious rights we have under heaven,” she said. “This censure is nothing more than an attempt to limit my speech.” She said represents hundreds of thousands of people, the “majority” of whom “are with me and want me to be their voice.”
“You are really censuring them,” she continued before taking a swipe at Senate leaders. “I do not apologize. And I will not back down. And I am sorely disappointed in the leadership of this body for colluding with the Democrats to attempt to destroy my reputation.”
Senate President Karen Fann, also a Republican, shot down Rogers’ freedom of speech argument right before voting closed. “This is not about freedom of speech,” she said. “God knows, everybody has that right, and we should protect that right to its fullest. But that does not give you leeway to threaten people or say whatever you want and then claim it’s under freedom of speech. We, as elected officials, are held to a higher standard,” Fann also said the decision has nothing to do with party politics. “This is not a Democrat or Republican thing. ... It pains us to have to do this.”

Arizona Senate President Karen Fann explains her vote to censure Wendy Rogers​



Arizona Governor Doug Ducey released a statement in response to the Senate’s vote, but never included or mentioned Roger’s by name:
“Anti-Semitic and hateful language has no place in Arizona. I have categorically condemned it in the past and condemn it now. I strongly believe our public policy debates should be about creating opportunity for all and making our state a better place, not denigrating and insulting any individual or group. I believe the vote taken today by the Arizona Senate sends a clear message: rhetoric like this is unacceptable. These are incredibly divided times, but picking a side in the fight to protect western democracy is an easy call. It’s Putin versus freedom. I will always side with freedom. I believe any statement supporting Russia’s actions in Ukraine is not only ill-advised, but wrong and dangerous.”

Why the censure?​

There were rumblings of a censure ahead of Tuesday afternoon’s vote “We’re talking about that,” Rep. Rick Gray, the second-highest-ranking Republican in the state Senate, told Arizona’s Family Monday. “We’re discussing that.”
Rogers is no stranger to controversy, but this is the first time she’s facing punishment by her own party. At issue is a speech to the America First Political Action Conference last week. “If we try some of these high-level criminals, convict them, and use a newly built set of gallows, it’ll make an example … [unintelligible under applause], …. They have yet to be justly punished for the crimes they have committed.”
She also praised the AFPAC founder Nick Fuentes, saying she respects him because he “is the most persecuted man in America.” The Anti-Defamation League calls him a white supremacist leader. AFPAC is an annual gathering of white nationalists and those whose political ideologies fall on the far right of the spectrum. Congressman Paul Gosar spoke at last year’s event.
“I think she certainly associated herself with white nationalists,” Sen. Paul Boyer, also a Republican and not shy about calling out his colleagues, told Arizona’s Family. “She speaks their language. She appeals to them.” Boyer does not share her position. “They are disgusting,” he said. “They have no place in politics, in civil society – they’re ridiculous.”

AZ state senator says political opponents should hang​



The Arizona Senate is slated to vote on censuring Republican Wendy Rogers over a speech during which she said her political opponents should hang.
On her Twitter profile, Rogers describes herself as “Conservative America First Pro-Trump Republican in #LD.” In posts over the past few days, Rogers accuses people of gaslighting her and vowed to fight back. “I will personally destroy the career of any Republican who partakes in the gaslighting of me simply because of the color of my skin or opinion about a war I don’t want to send our kids to die in.”

Sen. Wendy Rogers in hot seat after controversial comments​



Senator Wendy Rogers is in the hot seat after speaking to a right-wing conference with ties to white nationalists

Final vote -- 24 ayes, 3 nays, 3 not voting​

With a 24-3 vote, the Arizona Senate has censured Wendy Rogers. Three senators did not vote.

With a 24-3 vote, the Arizona Senate has censured Wendy Rogers. Three senators did not vote.(ACTV)

What does a censure mean? What happens to the person censured?​

“Less severe than expulsion, a censure (sometimes referred to as condemnation or denouncement) does not remove a senator from office,” explains Senate.gov. “It is a formal statement of disapproval, however, that can have a powerful psychological effect on a member and his/her relationships in the Senate.”
 

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Arizona Senate has censured Wendy Rogers with 24-3 vote​




Republican Wendy Rogers cited freedom of speech as she pushed back during the state Senate's vote whether to censure her.
By AZFamily Digital News Staff
Published: Mar. 1, 2022 at 3:28 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 1, 2022 at 5:11 PM EST


PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – The Arizona Senate voted 24-3 Tuesday to censure Republican Wendy Rogers over a speech during which she said her political opponents should hang. The three votes against censuring Rogers were from Republicans. Three senators -- two Republicans and a Democrat -- did not vote.
Voted against censureDid not vote
Nancy Barto (R, LD 15)David Gowan (R, LD 14)
Warren Petersen (R, LD 12)Victoria Steele (D, LD 9, Minority Whip)
Wendy Rogers (R, LD 6)Kelly Townsend (R, LD 16)
When given a chance to explain her vote, Rogers cited freedom of speech. “Freedom of speech is one of the most precious rights we have under heaven,” she said. “This censure is nothing more than an attempt to limit my speech.” She said represents hundreds of thousands of people, the “majority” of whom “are with me and want me to be their voice.”
“You are really censuring them,” she continued before taking a swipe at Senate leaders. “I do not apologize. And I will not back down. And I am sorely disappointed in the leadership of this body for colluding with the Democrats to attempt to destroy my reputation.”
Senate President Karen Fann, also a Republican, shot down Rogers’ freedom of speech argument right before voting closed. “This is not about freedom of speech,” she said. “God knows, everybody has that right, and we should protect that right to its fullest. But that does not give you leeway to threaten people or say whatever you want and then claim it’s under freedom of speech. We, as elected officials, are held to a higher standard,” Fann also said the decision has nothing to do with party politics. “This is not a Democrat or Republican thing. ... It pains us to have to do this.”

Arizona Senate President Karen Fann explains her vote to censure Wendy Rogers​



Arizona Governor Doug Ducey released a statement in response to the Senate’s vote, but never included or mentioned Roger’s by name:
“Anti-Semitic and hateful language has no place in Arizona. I have categorically condemned it in the past and condemn it now. I strongly believe our public policy debates should be about creating opportunity for all and making our state a better place, not denigrating and insulting any individual or group. I believe the vote taken today by the Arizona Senate sends a clear message: rhetoric like this is unacceptable. These are incredibly divided times, but picking a side in the fight to protect western democracy is an easy call. It’s Putin versus freedom. I will always side with freedom. I believe any statement supporting Russia’s actions in Ukraine is not only ill-advised, but wrong and dangerous.”

Why the censure?​

There were rumblings of a censure ahead of Tuesday afternoon’s vote “We’re talking about that,” Rep. Rick Gray, the second-highest-ranking Republican in the state Senate, told Arizona’s Family Monday. “We’re discussing that.”
Rogers is no stranger to controversy, but this is the first time she’s facing punishment by her own party. At issue is a speech to the America First Political Action Conference last week. “If we try some of these high-level criminals, convict them, and use a newly built set of gallows, it’ll make an example … [unintelligible under applause], …. They have yet to be justly punished for the crimes they have committed.”
She also praised the AFPAC founder Nick Fuentes, saying she respects him because he “is the most persecuted man in America.” The Anti-Defamation League calls him a white supremacist leader. AFPAC is an annual gathering of white nationalists and those whose political ideologies fall on the far right of the spectrum. Congressman Paul Gosar spoke at last year’s event.
“I think she certainly associated herself with white nationalists,” Sen. Paul Boyer, also a Republican and not shy about calling out his colleagues, told Arizona’s Family. “She speaks their language. She appeals to them.” Boyer does not share her position. “They are disgusting,” he said. “They have no place in politics, in civil society – they’re ridiculous.”

AZ state senator says political opponents should hang​



The Arizona Senate is slated to vote on censuring Republican Wendy Rogers over a speech during which she said her political opponents should hang.
On her Twitter profile, Rogers describes herself as “Conservative America First Pro-Trump Republican in #LD.” In posts over the past few days, Rogers accuses people of gaslighting her and vowed to fight back. “I will personally destroy the career of any Republican who partakes in the gaslighting of me simply because of the color of my skin or opinion about a war I don’t want to send our kids to die in.”

Sen. Wendy Rogers in hot seat after controversial comments​



Senator Wendy Rogers is in the hot seat after speaking to a right-wing conference with ties to white nationalists

Final vote -- 24 ayes, 3 nays, 3 not voting​

With a 24-3 vote, the Arizona Senate has censured Wendy Rogers. Three senators did not vote.

With a 24-3 vote, the Arizona Senate has censured Wendy Rogers. Three senators did not vote.(ACTV)

What does a censure mean? What happens to the person censured?​

“Less severe than expulsion, a censure (sometimes referred to as condemnation or denouncement) does not remove a senator from office,” explains Senate.gov. “It is a formal statement of disapproval, however, that can have a powerful psychological effect on a member and his/her relationships in the Senate.”
It's a big club, and we're not in it. They're going to do or say what they want!
 
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BLM activist named 'Bostonian of the year' whose nonprofit raised $1M is charged with squandering much of it on rent arrears, $1,200 hotel stay and meals at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Shake Shack after being arrested at her $450,000 home

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It's a big club, and we're not in it. They're going to do or say what they want!
Democrats have been censured in the past. Stay in office and get re-elected another term(s). If she gets re-elected the public has spoken as to what they think of the censure.
 

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BLM activist named 'Bostonian of the year' whose nonprofit raised $1M is charged with squandering much of it on rent arrears, $1,200 hotel stay and meals at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Shake Shack after being arrested at her $450,000 home

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Common practice for BLM leaders.
Except in the California Chapter of BLM that "president" NEVER got charged for buying THREE mansions for herself and family.
 

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Back the Lady In Red, and... you will be spat on and vilified when you show your face in public. BUT!! You will keep your sinecure, no problemo.

Don't back that thing, and... you will be off the frying pan as far as public acceptance goes. BUT!! The fire awaits blow the pan:

You will most ricky-tick accidentally hang yourself from a doorknob.
 

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I'd like to ask her how she will feel about being the first supreme court judge selected on the basis of her sex and the color of her skin.
 

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I'd like to ask her how she will feel about being the first supreme court judge selected on the basis of her sex and the color of her skin.
She would glorify it of course and the sheep would all nod in mindless agreement
 
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I'd like to ask her how she will feel about being the first supreme court judge selected on the basis of her sex and the color of her skin.
Leftists Don't Care. The law and Rules do not concern them.
 

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GOP: Dems ‘hiding’ documents on Ketanji Brown Jackson before hearing​

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The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee complained Monday that Democrats are withholding documents related to the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.
Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, said the senators need to review Judge Jackson’s time serving as vice chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission from 2010 to 2014, but Democrats did not join the GOP in pushing for documents related to her work there ahead of the confirmation hearings this week.
The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said at the opening of the panel’s confirmation hearing that the Obama White House withheld 48,000 pages of requested information, citing the Presidential Records Act."
“That’s a lot of hiding,” Mr. Grassley said. “The limited number of useful records we received from the Obama White House show exactly why Sentencing Commission documents would have been important. There are a number of dark money groups on the left that argue federal judges should make policy decisions based on the judges’ own values.”.....

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GOP: Dems ‘hiding’ documents on Ketanji Brown Jackson before hearing​

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The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee complained Monday that Democrats are withholding documents related to the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.
Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, said the senators need to review Judge Jackson’s time serving as vice chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission from 2010 to 2014, but Democrats did not join the GOP in pushing for documents related to her work there ahead of the confirmation hearings this week.
The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said at the opening of the panel’s confirmation hearing that the Obama White House withheld 48,000 pages of requested information, citing the Presidential Records Act."
“That’s a lot of hiding,” Mr. Grassley said. “The limited number of useful records we received from the Obama White House show exactly why Sentencing Commission documents would have been important. There are a number of dark money groups on the left that argue federal judges should make policy decisions based on the judges’ own values.”.....

More Here: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/mar/21/gop-say-democrats-hiding-documents-ketanji-brown-j/
The RINOs will roll over and she'll get the confirmation. That's how we roll now under a fake government. We've accepted the abuse from our politicians so therefore we condone it
 

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I'd like to ask her how she will feel about being the first supreme court judge selected on the basis of her sex and the color of her skin.
I would ask her to name 5 people more qualified to uphold the constitution than she is no matter their color or sex.
 

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March 24, 20228:16 PM EDTLast Updated an hour ago

Donald Trump sues Hillary Clinton over 2016 Russian collusion allegations​



WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) - Donald Trump on Thursday sued his rival in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Hillary Clinton, and several other Democrats, alleging that they tried to rig that election by tying his campaign to Russia.

The lawsuit covers a long list of grievances the Republican former president repeatedly aired during his four years in the White House after beating Clinton, and comes as he continues to falsely claim that his 2020 election defeat by Democratic President Joe Biden was the result of widespread fraud.


"Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty," the former president alleged in a 108-page lawsuit filed in a federal court in Florida.

The suit alleges "racketeering" and a "conspiracy to commit injurious falsehood," among other claims.

A Clinton representative did not respond to a request for comment.


The suit seeks compensatory and punitive damages. Trump said he was "forced to incur expenses in an amount to be determined at trial, but known to be in excess of twenty-four million dollars ($24,000,000) and continuing to accrue, in the form of defense costs, legal fees, and related expenses."

Jeff Grell, a lawyer who specializes in racketeering cases, said Trump may have waited too long in bringing his racketeering claims. Civil racketeering claims are governed by a four-year statute of limitations, Grell said, but there is usually a big dispute about when that four-year period begins to run.


Grell said defendants may also argue various defenses, such as that Trump’s lawsuit ignores the immunity granted to government agents, the lawsuit doesn’t set forth a pattern of racketeering — which is required for liability — or the lawsuit seeks to chill the exercise of free speech.

Such defenses are usually resolved only after protracted litigation, Grell said.

The defendants in Trump's lawsuit include Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer.

A dossier written by Steele, which was circulated to the FBI and media outlets before the November 2016 election, set out unproven assertions that Russia had embarrassing information about Trump and some of his Republican campaign's advisers and that Moscow was working behind the scenes to defeat Clinton.

A 966-page report issued by a Republican-led U.S. Senate committee in 2020 concluded that Russia used Republican political operative Paul Manafort and the WikiLeaks website to try to help Trump win the 2016 election.

Manafort worked on Trump's presidential campaign for five months in 2016.

Russia’s alleged election interference, which Moscow denies, sparked a two-year-long U.S. investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

In 2019, Mueller released an exhaustive report that detailed numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump campaign but did not charge any Trump associate with a criminal conspiracy.

Mueller said in his report that "the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts.”
 

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