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  • McConnell hit for impeachment coordination with Trump – but Dems did the same with Clinton

    12/27/2019 10:16:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/2019 | Adam Shaw
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has come under fire from Democrats, and at least one Republican, for his coordination with the White House on the pending impeachment trial in the Senate — but the outrage overlooks the fact that Democrats took a similar approach with President Bill Clinton during his 1999 impeachment trial. McConnell, R-Ky., stirred a hornets’ nest when he told Fox News’ Sean Hannity earlier this month that he will be “coordinating” with the White House and that “there will be no difference between the president’s position and our position as to how to handle this.” […] But...
  • The Latest: Leahy backs Sanders in shift from 2016

    02/19/2019 11:50:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 19, 2019 2:30 PM
    On the first day of his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders picked up the support of his fellow home-state senator, Democrat Patrick Leahy. Leahy, who endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary, says he’ll back Sanders this year. In a statement, Leahy said the Democratic field was strong and “Bernie’s entry makes the field even stronger.” He called Sanders “a proven leader with a strong message.” …
  • FBI Director's Notes Contradict Gonzales's Version Of Ashcroft Visit

    08/16/2007 9:38:58 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 18 replies · 683+ views
    Washington Post via Drudge ^ | August 17, 2007 | Dan Eggen
    Then-Attorney General John D. Ashcroft was "feeble," "barely articulate" and "stressed" moments after a hospital room confrontation in March 2004 with Alberto R. Gonzales, who wanted Ashcroft to approve a warrantless wiretapping program over Justice Department objections, according to notes from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III that were released yesterday. One of Mueller's entries in five pages of a daily log pertaining to the dispute also indicated that Ashcroft's deputy was so concerned about undue pressure by Gonzales and other White House aides for the attorney general to back the wiretapping program that the deputy asked Mueller to bar...
  • Trump flips script on Democrats, suggests Patrick Leahy has drinking problem

    10/03/2018 2:44:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 116 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 2, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    President Trump hinted Tuesday at a rally in Mississippi that Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., could have a drinking habit. The president told the crowd that they should do an online search for “Patrick Leahy dash drink.” . . . “‘How dare you have a beer when you’re in high school?’” Trump said in a mocking tone toward the Democrats who questioned Kavanaugh.
  • The CIA and the American Psychological Association: Partners in crime

    10/01/2018 10:05:13 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 11 replies
    Pando.com ^ | Jun 15, 2015 | Mark Ames
    In a report released late Friday, conveniently timed to fall into the news cycle hole, the American Psychological Association was officially implicated as an accessory to Pentagon and CIA torture. As the New York Times explained: The 542-page report, which examines the involvement of the nation’s psychologists and their largest professional organization, the American Psychological Association, with the harsh interrogation programs of the Bush era, raises repeated questions about the collaboration between psychologists and officials at both the C.I.A. and the Pentagon. --- Much of what I learned about the psychology guild’s long and twisted relationship with Cold War military-intelligence...
  • Sen. Patrick Leahy: Judge Kavanaugh would 'diminish' Supreme Court

    10/01/2018 9:23:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    WPTZ-TV ^ | October 1, 2018 | The Associated Press
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont says he believes that if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is seated, it would diminish the confidence Americans should have in the court. Leahy, a member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, made the comments Monday in his Burlington office before flying back to Washington. He said questions that arose during the confirmation process about an alleged sexual assault in high school and bad behavior in college demonstrate what happens when "you try to rush through a judicial nominee." Leahy said he believes the allegations against Kavanaugh are "completely...
  • What Wrongdoing? (Miranda Memos)

    03/11/2004 8:25:53 AM PST · by So Cal Rocket · 31 replies · 180+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 11, 2004, 10:41 a.m. | By Manuel Miranda
    Washington never ceases to amuse. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.), himself no stranger to leaking, is furious that Democrat staff memos on politicizing judicial confirmations were read and disclosed. The fact that Republicans (including myself) read Democrats' documents on an open server to which they had an affirmative grant of access does not stop his histrionics. Just as amusing, the Washington Post ran two recent editorials indignant that Republicans had read and leaked the Democratic memos. But where was the media sanctimony when, during the Clarence Thomas nomination battle, the Post took illegal possession of the Anita Hill documents, or...
  • Senator Patrick McCarthy

    06/01/2009 4:50:11 PM PDT · by jacjmm · 4 replies · 467+ views
    True North Radio ^ | May 19, 2009 | Deborah T. Bucknam, Esq.
    Not just content to win elections, the Left is trying to destroy its political opponents by calling for criminal prosecution of Bush administration officials for political and legal decisions the Left does not like. Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy is leading this banana republic style campaign to criminalize policy decisions made by a duly elected previous administration.
  • A Glimmer of Hope

    12/03/2002 5:34:47 PM PST · by Action-America · 4 replies · 333+ views
    The Sovereign Society A-Letter ^ | December 3, 2002 | Mark Nestmann
    A Glimmer of Hope Dear A-Letter Reader:In the April 17, 2002 A-Letter, I wrote about an obscure type of treaty called a "MLAT," or Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty. MLATs give governments the right to gather evidence and seize assets without a judicial hearing and in some cases, with no right of appeal to any court. The treaties essentially override all confidentiality laws that might otherwise apply. And their one-sidedness is an invitation to serious abuse.The US has more than 50 MLATs in effect, more than any other country. Since the first MLAT came into effect in 1977, they have been...
  • Pro-Abortion Democrat (Leaky Leahy) Shockingly Admits Abortion is Used to Exploit Women

    03/22/2017 4:58:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    life news ^ | march 22, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy appeared to be trying to support abortion during his questioning of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Wednesday. It may not have been intentional, but the Vermont Democrat’s testimony actually reinforced a pro-life point about how abortion often is used to exploit women. Leahy brought up a personal experience he had before Roe v. Wade with an abortionist who botched a young woman’s abortion and nearly killed her, along with her unborn child. That abortionist, he said, was Nazi-trained. The Washington Examiner reports: He discussed a case in which he, as a state’s attorney in...
  • 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”...
  • Israel Defends Use of Force in Interrogation (from 1997)

    04/01/2016 6:51:13 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | May 8, 1997 | nytimes.com
    Israel Defends Use of Force in Interrogation Published: May 8, 1997 GENEVA, May 7— Appearing before a skeptical panel of United Nations experts, Israeli officials today strenuously defended their nation's use of physical coercion in questioning detainees who might have information about terrorism. The hearing was by turns emotional and highly technical, and the Israeli officials for the first time provided a specific example in which they said a bombing had been averted with intelligence obtained through what Israel calls ''moderate physical pressure.''
  • PAT LEAHY’S ISRAEL OBSESSION-Vermont senator’s fixation with the Jewish State turns ugly

    04/01/2016 3:46:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 1, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Pat Leahy’s Israel Obsession The Vermont senator’s fixation with the Jewish State turns ugly. April 1, 2016 Ari Lieberman    Vermont, the state that gave us unrepentant socialist, Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is home to another radical liberal breed named Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Along with Sanders, Sen. Leahy represents the left flank of the Democratic Party and often finds himself at loggerheads with its more centrist members. Not unsurprising, Leahy is also a visceral critic of Israel, the Mideast’s only democracy and stalwart U.S. ally. In 2011, citing alleged human rights violations, he proposed a bill that would have cut...
  • 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...
  • Leahy Predicts GOP Will ‘Lose Control of the Senate’ for Blocking SCOTUS Nomination

    02/16/2016 6:28:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 15, 2016 | 1:07 PM EST | Penny Starr
    Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, predicted on Sunday that if Republicans block President Barack Obama's nomination to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, voters will give Democrats a majority in the Senate in the next election. "I think what we ought to do is nominate somebody," Leahy told Dana Bash on CNN's "State of the Union" show, one day after the death of Scalia at age 79. "If the Republican leadership refuses to even hold a hearing, I think that is going to guarantee they lose control of the Senate, because I...
  • 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...
  • Unknown Republican Blocks Bill That Will Require Search Warrant Before Police Access Emails

    08/04/2013 11:05:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/4/13 | Jim Hoft
    An unknown Republican Senator is blocking a bill that will require police to obtain a search warrant before accessing emails and online messages. The Hill reported: An anonymous Republican senator has delayed a vote on legislation that would require police to obtain a warrant before accessing emails and other online messages. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) pushed for a vote on the bill before Congress left for its August recess. He secured unanimous support from Democrats, but at least one Republican objected to the bill, according to a Democratic Senate aide. Leahy had hoped to fast-track the bill...
  • Report Claiming Senator Leahy Is About To Make Email Privacy Even Worse Is Flawed

    11/20/2012 4:32:03 PM PST · by upchuck · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | Kashmir Hill
    A report from CNet today claims that a bill up for a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee next week that was supposed to increase privacy protections around our email would instead do the opposite, allowing many federal agencies to gain access to your email without a warrant. However, my reporting suggests the article is inaccurate. Here’s what CNet says: [snip - see below] This would be particularly disturbing in the wake of the scandal surrounding Generals Petraeus and Allen, whose emails were exposed during a wide-ranging and questionable FBI investigation and have brought the discussion of limits on the...
  • Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

    11/20/2012 7:34:40 AM PST · by Cheerio · 79 replies
    CNET ^ | |November 20, 2012 | Declan McCullagh
    Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans' e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.