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  • Democrats Let Impeached Federal Judge And Congressman Hastings Set Rules For Trump Impeachment

    12/17/2019 6:05:43 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 17, 2019 | Brock Simmons
    Who better to set the rules for Trump’s impeachment trial than a guy who has actually been impeached? That’s right, the Democrats, in all their infinite wisdom, appointed Alcee Hastings as the vice chair of the rules committee. Hastings went through an impeachment trial in 1988 on a bevy of crimes he committed while serving as a federal judge. Playing in the Democrat sandbox, the disgraced ex-judge was elected to congress by the crazed liberals. ... Here's something you don't see every day: Alcee Hastings, a former federal judge impeached and removed from the bench for taking bribes, participating in...
  • Alcee Hastings running for re-election in 2016 – maybe for the last time (Flashback)

    11/23/2019 5:36:26 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | November 12, 2014 | Anthony Man
    U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings is hinting that he's contemplating retirement — but not too soon. Just elected to his 12th term, Hastings has already declared his intention to seek a 13th term in 2016. The Miramar Democrat has represented most of the black communities in Broward and Palm Beach counties since 1993, making him the region's longest serving member of Congress.
  • Ethics panel investigating Rep. Hastings over relationship with staffer

    11/14/2019 3:58:18 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 14 2019 | Cristina Marcos
    The House Ethics Committee revealed on Thursday that it is investigating Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) over whether his relationship with a member of his staff breaks House rules. Hastings has admitted to being in a relationship with his aide, Patricia Williams, who serves as his deputy district director. The committee is now investigating whether Hastings violated House rules with that relationship and if he received any improper gifts from that employee. The House last year adopted a rule preventing members of Congress from having a sexual relationship with a member of their staff. "The Committee is aware of public allegations...
  • Ethics Committee releases messages showing Tlaib asking campaign for personal money, as ethics...

    11/14/2019 3:36:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 14, 2019 | Gregg Re
    Full title: Ethics Committee releases messages showing Tlaib asking campaign for personal money, as ethics probes announced The House Ethics Committee on Thursday released a trove of striking internal campaign communications sent in 2018 by Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib , in which Tlaib urgently requests money from her congressional campaign to defray personal expenses. The document dump was related to the committee's ongoing ethics probe into Tlaib, which the panel said on Thursday would be "expanded" based on a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). Additionally, the Ethics Committee acknowledged for the first time on Thursday an...
  • Dems push impeachment rules (with Rep. Alcee Hastings, impeached Judge) over GOP objections

    11/08/2019 6:03:43 AM PST · by tired&retired · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2019 | Greg Re
    In a striking scene at the outset of the Rules Committee meeting, Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings, who himself was impeached and removed from the federal bench in 1989 for taking bribes, outlined the alleged "high crimes and misdemeanors" that he said Trump had committed.
  • Dem Lawmaker Who Wrote ‘Unfair Impeachment Rules’ Used $200K Taxpayer Dollars . . .

    11/03/2019 12:40:45 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 12 replies
    WayneDupree.com ^ | November 3rd 2019 | Missy Crane
    Full Title: Report: Dem Lawmaker Who Wrote ‘Unfair Impeachment Rules’ Used $200K Taxpayer Dollars to Settle Sexual Harassment Case. Mr. Hastings has been accused of sexual harassment, used tax dollars to settle, broke House rules by hiring his girlfriend as a staffer and was once impeached for accepting a $150K bribe….and he’s in charge of writing “rules.” Well, in not-so-surprising news, the Democrat lawmaker who created the “unfair impeachment” rules is a rule breaker himself – and a criminal. The House Rules Committee vice-chair is Alcee Hastings from Florida, and he has a nasty habit of regularly breaking the rules....
  • Hastings (D) Maxed Out Girlfriend’s Salary for 7th Straight Year

    07/13/2019 6:43:10 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    Freebeacon ^ | JULY 13, 2019 | Joe Schoffstall
    Democratic representative Alcee Hastings (Fla.) has paid his girlfriend the maximum congressional salary for the seventh straight year. Patricia Williams, Hastings's longtime girlfriend, who first appeared on his payroll in 2000, received the maximum congressional salary of $168,411 throughout 2018, according to salary data posted to Legistorm, a government tracking website. Williams has collected the maximum allowable salary since 2012, and has been compensated at a higher rate than Hastings's Washington, D.C., chief of staff, typically the highest paid position in a congressional office. Williams had been listed as district director out of Hastings's Broward County, Fla., office, but in...
  • Netflix raises prices on all streaming plans in US

    01/15/2019 8:01:31 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    The Verge ^ | January 15, 2019 | Julia Alexander
    Netflix subscribers in the United States are about to see a price hike across all subscription tiers. The service’s most popular plan will increase from $11 to $13 per month for HD streaming. Netflix’s most expensive plan, which offers 4K content and up to four simultaneous streams on different devices, will increase from $14 to $16. And the service’s basic plan, which doesn’t offer HD, will raise from $8 to $9. These price hikes will affect all new subscribers immediately, according to AP, with current subscribers set to experience the hike over the next three months. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings...
  • Democrat cracks joke about Trump drowning in the Potomac River: WATCH

    08/19/2018 6:26:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/19/18 | Daniel Chaitin
    Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., joked about how somebody saving a drowning President Trump would be a "catastrophe" at the start of an event in Sunshine, Fla., on Sunday. In a video reported by the Daily Caller, Hastings said he first learned of the joke from Ari Silver, whose father is former Florida state legislator and rabbi Barry Silver. “Do you know the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe?” Hastings said, retelling the joke. "A crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac River and can’t swim,” Hastings said. A "catastrophe," he added, "is anybody saves his ass.'” Cheers...
  • Netflix’s top spokesman fired over use of racial term

    06/22/2018 8:33:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2018 7:57 PM EDT
    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company’s top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman, Jonathan Friedland, confirmed in tweets that he was leaving the company, saying he was insensitive in speaking with his team about words that offend in comedy. […] Hastings says Friedland, who is white, later repeated the word with human resources staff trying to address the original incident. …
  • John Brennan Shouldn’t Be Lecturing America, He Should Be The Focus Of A Congressional Inquiry

    03/22/2018 9:48:58 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/22/2018 | By David Harsanyi
    Former CIA chief John Brennan is a liar. And he’s not the kind of garden variety dissembler that we see in Washington all the time, either. Rather, Brennan is the kind of man who feels comfortable brazenly misleading the American people about an attack on democracy, and then shamelessly lecturing them about civic decency. You may recall, as director of the CIA, Brennan oversaw an operation of illegal spying on a staffer of the legislative branch of the United States government. At least five agency officials under his watch broke into Senate computer files, viewing drafts of a report on...
  • Convicted Money Launderer in Rep. Hastings’s Office Got Pay Increase for ‘Part-Time’ Work Last Year

    03/07/2018 6:46:17 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 6, 2018 | Joe Schoffstall
    Hastings's longtime girlfriend also received a promotion; has been paid maximum congressional salary for six straight years A convicted money launderer employed by Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings (Fla.) in one of his Florida district offices received a pay increase for "part-time" work last year, new salary data filings show. Additionally, Hastings's longtime girlfriend Patricia Williams appears to have received a promotion, though she did not get a raise since she is already receiving the maximum salary that is allowed to be paid to congressional staffers. Dona Nichols Jones, who has been listed as working in Hastings's Palm Beach County Office...
  • Secret Govt. Settlement in Rep. Hastings’ Sexual Harassment Case Filed by Judicial Watch

    12/13/2017 4:15:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 13, 2017
    It turns out the government secretly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to resolve a sexual harassment case filed by Judicial Watch against a Florida congressman with a long history of unscrupulous behavior. The veteran Democrat, Alcee Hastings, is most famous for getting impeached by Congress as a federal judge following a scandal involving the solicitation of a $150,000 bribe in return for “favorable treatment for defendants in a racketeering case before him.” The disgraced judge was an unindicted co-conspirator, but there was enough evidence against him for Congress to boot him from the bench. Hastings is one of only...
  • Exclusive: Taxpayers Paid $220K to Settle Case Involving Rep. Alcee Hastings

    12/08/2017 5:26:42 PM PST · by springwater13 · 83 replies
    The Treasury Department paid $220,000 in a previously undisclosed agreement to settle a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment that involved Florida Democrat Alcee L. Hastings, according to documents obtained by Roll Call. Winsome Packer, a former staff member of a congressional commission that promotes international human rights, said in documents that the congressman touched her, made unwanted sexual advances, and threatened her job. At the time, Hastings was the chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, where Packer worked. Hastings has called Packer’s charges “ludicrous” and in documents said he never sexually harassed her. “Until this evening, I...
  • Exclusive: Taxpayers paid $220K to Settle Case Involving Rep. Alcee Hastings

    12/08/2017 4:34:11 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    Link only per publisher request. https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/alcee-hastings-sexual-harassment
  • It's the anniversary of the 1066 Battle of Hastings: history, videos, maps, and links

    10/14/2017 5:13:43 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 26 replies
    vaviper.blogspot.com ^ | 10/13/2017 | VA Viper
    Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066, in which William the Conqueror initiated the Norman conquest of England by defeating the forces of the Anglo-Saxon King Harold, who was killed in the conflict (although there's been recent speculation that Harold survived). William, Duke of Normandy, had been promised the English throne by his cousin, Edward the Confessor (reigned 1042-1066), and Harold, earl of Wessex, had sworn agreement to that succession. However, with the death of Edward, Harold crowned himself king, leading William to mount a sea-borne invasion to assert his own right. Landing his army on...
  • Michael Hastings was afraid his car was tampered with

    03/08/2017 5:43:40 AM PST · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    rt ^ | 8/22/13 | rt
    As details about journalist Michael Hastings’ death remain unanswered following the release of a coroner’s report, a neighbor says the late reporter was afraid to get in his own car hours before he died in high-speed crash June 18 in Hollywood. Hastings, 33, was killed when his Mercedes coupe crashed into a tree just before 5 a.m. that morning, and details about the collision have been contested in the months since. A friend of Hastings said days later that the reporter believed he was being investigated by the government, and the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks said one of their attorneys was...
  • WikiLeaks warns CIA can hack cars for 'undetectable assassinations'

    03/07/2017 5:12:15 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 98 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7 Mar 17 | Daniel Chaitin
    The CIA has been investigating ways to manipulate the control systems of modern cars and trucks that could be used for covert assassinations, WikiLeaks said on Tuesday as part of its dump of more than 8,700 documents that it claims are from the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence. "As of October 2014 the CIA was also looking at infecting the vehicle control systems used by modern cars and trucks," WikiLeaks said in a statement. "The purpose of such control is not specified, but it would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations." Most cars are now equipped with...
  • Wikileaks hints CIA may have had a role in the death of Michael Hastings

    03/07/2017 6:50:17 AM PST · by RummyChick · 167 replies
    twitter ^ | 3/7/2017 | zerohedge
    Wikileaks hints CIA may have had a role in the death of Michael Hastings
  • The Battle of Hastings occurred 950 years ago on October 14, 1066

    10/14/2016 5:35:22 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 45 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 10/14/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066, in which William the Conqueror initiated the Norman conquest of England by defeating the forces of the Anglo-Saxon King Harold, who was killed in the conflict (although there's been recent speculation that Harold survived). William, Duke of Normandy, had been promised the English throne by his cousin, Edward the Confessor (reigned 1042-1066), and Harold, earl of Wessex, had sworn agreement to that succession. However, with the death of Edward, Harold crowned himself king, leading William to mount a sea-borne invasion to assert his own right. Landing his army on...