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  • FBI Director Nominee Mueller Helped FBI and DOJ Cover Up Evidence on Waco, Ruby Ridge, OKC Bombing

    05/28/2002 12:01:46 PM PDT · by OKCSubmariner · 30 replies · 1,039+ views
    Washington Times, Personal Research by OKCSubmariner ^ | August 1, 2001 | Patrick B. Briley
    This article presents, analyzes and adds important new information about a recent letter to the editor of the Washington Times concerning the nominee for FBI Director, Robert Mueller. The letter was published on page A-11 of the Times on July 28, 2001 and was written by Patrick Downes of Boston. His letter was entitled “FBI Appointment Needs More Investigation”. While Downes letter is to the editor, it provides valuable information about Mueller’s previous role in DOJ collusion to help facilitate FBI and DOJ corruption in mishandling evidence in important cases. The text of the letter is first reproduced and then...
  • Sen. Patrick Leahy won’t join Gorsuch filibuster

    03/27/2017 2:15:15 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    The Senate’s most senior Democrat says he probably won’t join his party’s effort to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch, in the first major indication that Republicans may not have to resort to the so-called “nuclear option” to fill the empty Supreme Court seat. Senator Patrick Leahy, Vermont Democrat, said he’ll vote against Judge Gorsuch’s nomination, but doesn’t think a filibuster is the right path. “I am not inclined to filibuster, even though I’m not inclined to vote for him,” Leahy told the Vermont Digger on Sunday.
  • Dems Must Be Getting Bad Polling Numbers On Gorsuch Filibuster…

    03/27/2017 12:20:05 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 31 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 3.28.2017 | David Blackmon
    ...how else to explain this announcement from Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee: “I am not inclined to filibuster, even though I’m not inclined to vote for him,” Leahy said. And please spare me any crap about Leahy’s respect for Senate tradition, his spirit of bi-partisanship, or any other nonsense like that. Leahy’s as partisan as partisan gets. This guy helped plan and execute the “high-tech lynching” of Clarence Thomas, for God’s sake.
  • Leahy Botched Abortion Talking Point

    03/23/2017 4:26:47 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 22, 2017 | Bill McMorris
    Pro-life leaders say his anecdote is about a Nazi-trained abortionist Sen. Patrick Leahy's attempt to defend Roe v. Wade won applause from pro-life activists on Wednesday, who said the anecdote he shared highlighted how safety laws would protect patients. Sen. Leahy (D., Vt.) recounted his experience prosecuting a Nazi-trained doctor who crossed the Canadian border to perform illegal abortions in Vermont to the Judiciary Committee during the third day of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing. Leahy called the incident representative of the "dark days" before the Supreme Court struck down state laws against abortion in the landmark...
  • Gorsuch rebuffs Leahy on Trump travel ban questions

    03/21/2017 1:08:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Cody Derespina
    Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy struggled to pin down Judge Neil Gorsuch Tuesday on President Trump's controversial travel ban, as the Supreme Court nominee smoothly sidestepped questions relating to the policy currently on hold by the courts. Gorsuch instead directed the contentious cross-examination into more general terrain where Gorsuch could advocate for religious liberty, without commenting on the specifics of the case. “I will apply the law,” Gorsuch vowed, during the second day of his Senate confirmation hearing. Leahy initially had tried to get the 10th Circuit Court judge to comment on the notion of a “religious litmus test for entry...
  • Trump may not last a year, his Supreme Court shouldn't last generations

    03/19/2017 2:09:02 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 18, 2017 | By Lisa Graves and Arn Pearson, opinion contributors
    The Senate has scheduled confirmation hearings for President Trump’s nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court to begin on Monday — almost exactly a year after President Obama nominated Merrick Garland for the same post. What difference a year makes. President Obama held a Rose Garden press conference on the morning of March 16, 2016, to announce his choice of Garland, the centrist chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Two out of three voters (65 percent) told Pew Research Center last summer that Supreme Court appointments were “very important”...
  • The Leahy Rules for Supreme Court Confirmation Mean Gorsuch Must Be Confirmed

    03/17/2017 6:32:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Republican Lawyer ^ | March 16, 2017
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 The Leahy Rules for Supreme Court Confirmation Mean Gorsuch Must Be Confirmed In preparation for the Gorsuch hearing next week, we thought we would mention some of the Democrat Rules for confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice from their most senior member. The Leahy Rule (Part 1) on the President’s power to pick a Supreme Court Justice. And I think as members of the [Judiciary] Committee, we should respect the mandate the president has earned. The president had told us in 1980 and 1984 he would appoint judges of his philosophy. He was given a mandate...
  • Trump firing of acting AG fuels Senate Dems’ opposition to Sessions nomination

    01/31/2017 10:41:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2017 | Andrea Noble
    Senate Democrats doubled down on their opposition to the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general, highlighting the need for independence in the office by pointing to President Trump’s Monday night dismissal of the acting attorney general. Praising the actions of acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates, who Monday night defiantly announced her refusal to defend in court the president’s executive order banning refugees and travelers from some Muslim countries, Democrats questioned whether Mr. Sessions could be counted on to act independently of the president when warranted. Within hours of Ms. Yates’ announcement, Mr. Trump fired her, referring to...
  • Jeff Sessions COMMENTS Trump Attorney General Pick Confirmation Hearing - 1/10/17

    01/10/2017 9:02:03 AM PST · by malvor · 79 replies
    January 10, 2017 - Jeff Sessions Trump Attorney General Pick Speaking at Senate Judiciary Committee Confirmation Hearing
  • This Bill Could Automatically Register 50 Million People To Vote

    07/16/2016 4:44:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 7/15/16 | Jacquie Lee, Mercy Yang
    WASHINGTON ― A bill introduced this week in Congress could automatically make as many as 50 million people eligible to join the electorate. Democratic lawmakers proposed what they call the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2016 to streamline the registration process. Voter turnout in the U.S. typically falls behind other developed countries.
  • Senator Patrick Leahy deserves an Oscar

    04/12/2014 8:23:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    It’s not often that a U.S. government agency gets caught red-handed abiding by its charter and performing its publicly-avowed and legislatively-approved duties. But last week the AP "broke" a long and breathless story from Havana that nailed the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) for just that. In their own words, "a secret plan aimed at undermining Cuba’s communist government," was courageously exposed by the AP’s intrepid Havana bureau. Such is the magnitude of the scandal that a red-faced and snarling Senator Patrick Leahy is now chairing hearings on Capitol Hill where he grills USAID director Rajiv Shah on...
  • Dem. Senator: Investigate Israel's 'gross violations of rights' (Leaky Leahy)

    03/30/2016 7:55:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 3/30/2016, 11:42 AM | Ari Yashar
    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), together with ten House members, has asked the US State Department to investigate claims that Israel has committed “gross violations of human rights,” and depending on the results to cut military aid to the Jewish state. The letter addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry was dated February 17, and was published by Politico on Tuesday night after the news site received it from “an organization that provided input for it.” Leahy’s letter targets both Israel and Egypt, and is significant because the senator authored a law conditioning US military aid to foreign countries based on...
  • Republicans rebuff Obama in meeting on SCOTUS nomination

    03/01/2016 12:00:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    There were no signs of a breakthrough as President Obama met Tuesday with Senate Republican leaders pledging to block anyone he nominates to the Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader (R-Ky.) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) both sat down with the president in the Oval Office. “They were adamant. They said ‘no, we’re not going to do this at all,’ ” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said after the meeting. “All we want them to do is to fulfill their constitutional duty, and at this stage, they are deciding not to do that,” he added. “They’re going to...
  • Obama phones McConnell, Grassley about Supreme Court nominee

    02/19/2016 11:17:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    PastPresident Obama has begun to consult with key senators from both parties on nominating a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the White House said Friday. In the past 24 hours, Obama phoned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), press secretary Josh Earnest said. Both senators have said replacing Scalia should be left to the next president. Earnest described the calls as "entirely professional" and said Obama made clear "he is going to nominate someone." "He is committed to talking to Congress," the spokesman added. "He reiterated his firm...
  • Dems demand action on SCOTUS nominee (Dream on)

    02/13/2016 6:24:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    Senate Democrats moved quickly Saturday to demand action on a Supreme Court nominee following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called Scalia a "brilliant man" and "dedicated jurist" in a statement and said the work on filling his vacancy should begin immediately. "The President can and should send the Senate a nominee right away. With so many important issues pending before the Supreme Court, the Senate has a responsibility to fill vacancies as soon as possible," Reid said. "It would be unprecedented in recent history for the Supreme Court to go a year with...
  • Graham, Leahy push for $1B in emergency Syrian refugee funds

    10/08/2015 8:31:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill's Floor Action ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    A bipartisan pair of senators — including one presidential candidate — is pushing forward with an emergency spending bill to help strengthen the administration's ability to combat the Syrian refugee crisis. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have rolled out legislation that would provide an extra $1 billion in emergency funding, mandating that the White House tell Congress within 45 days how it will use the money....
  • Dem voting bill targets states with 'record of racial discrimination'

    06/25/2015 2:03:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jordain Carney
    Democrats have rolled out a proposal that would restore a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down in 2013. The bill, introduced by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), would establish a new formula to determine which state and local governments are required to get approval before changing their voting laws. Under the legislation, states that have a "record of racial discrimination" within the past 25 years would need federal approval to change their voting laws, according to a fact sheet from Leahy's office. The proposal would also allow...
  • Democrat Senator holds up Egypt aid in support of Muslim Brotherhood’s human rights

    06/13/2014 12:03:19 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | June 13 2014 | LTC Allen B. West
    You just have to ask, whose side are the Democrats on? President Obama offered congratulations and provided the Muslim Brotherhood with weapons support — thank God Egyptian General al-Sisi didn’t stand for that foolishness. And now we have U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D – VT) showing just who he supports in Egypt — hint, it ain’t the good guys. According to the Washington Free Beacon, Leahy has prevented all U.S. military assistance to the Egyptians, including 10 Apache attack helicopters, saying the Egyptian government had violated human rights in ousting the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood regime. What freakin’ planet did this...
  • Leahy Holds Up Egypt’s Apache Attack Helicopters

    06/12/2014 6:56:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/12/14 | Bill Gertz
    A U.S. senator is blocking the delivery of 10 U.S. Apache attack helicopters urgently sought by the Egyptian government since last spring to battle al Qaeda terrorists in the Sinai peninsula. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) has prevented all U.S. military assistance to the Egyptians, asserting the Egyptian government had violated human rights in ousting the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood regime. Leahy imposed the hold on the aircraft five days after the Pentagon announced the helicopters were urgently needed to fight terrorism and would be delivered. White House and State Department officials said this week they are working with Congress to...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Grills FBI Director On Irs Investigation

    05/21/2014 12:54:30 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz went after FBI Director James Comey, who promised a year ago that the IRS investigation would be a very high priority. Yet today, as Comey sits before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he won’t answer whether a single person has been interviewed or, really, much else about the investigation, hiding behind the fact that it’s an ‘ongoing investigation’. What I like about this clip is the passion with which Cruz questions the FBI Director. He also hits back at Leahy, the committee chair, when he’s basically told to accept the witness’ non-answer. Cruz pretty much tells Leahy that...