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  • Bragg ‘usurped’ federal law to charge Trump, FEC commissioner says

    06/13/2024 5:42:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 13, 2024 3:58 pm | Ashley Oliver
    A member of the Federal Election Commission testified to Congress on Thursday that the Manhattan district attorney who led the prosecution of former President Donald Trump overstepped his authority. Trey Trainor, a Trump-appointed commissioner who once served as FEC chairman, said during a hearing that District Attorney Alvin Bragg, an elected Democrat, inappropriately incorporated a federal election campaign law into his charges against Trump.“Bragg has effectively usurped the jurisdiction that this Congress has explicitly reserved for federal authorities,” Trainor said during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. “This overreach sets a troubling precedent for politicization of legal proceedings at the state...
  • Fani Willis bankrolls private attorney for Trump prosecution: 'Certainly unorthodox'

    09/12/2023 9:02:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 11, 2023 03:00 AM | by Ashley Oliver, Justice Department Reporter
    Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has paid massive sums to private sector attorneys for their services, and a portion of those relate to investigating and prosecuting former President Donald Trump, according to county records. Nathan Wade, Willis’s lead prosecutor in the case, has raked in more than half a million dollars from the Fulton County District Attorney's Office from January 2022 to August 2023, according to a payment history. Christopher Campbell, Wade's colleague at Wade & Campbell Firm, has been paid $116,670 from April 2021 to August 2023, the same records show. Terrence Bradley, a former colleague of Wade's,...
  • Stefanik Credits Trump for Ending Roe: ‘Thank Goodness for His Strong Nominations’ to SCOTUS

    06/26/2023 12:27:08 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2023 | ASHLEY OLIVER
    Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) honored the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Dobbs decision by acknowledging former President Donald Trump’s contribution to the pro-life movement and previewing Congress’s forthcoming federal pro-life initiatives.“I think when it comes to the Supreme Court nominations, President Trump was the most pro-life president we’ve ever had,” Stefanik told Breitbart News ahead of speaking at a celebratory event hosted by the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List this week.“And thank goodness for his strong nominations to the Supreme Court,” Stefanik added. “I certainly am proud that we have so many pro-life leaders stepping up...
  • Oversight Republicans Launch COVID Origins Investigation, Target Fauci, HHS Officials

    12/14/2022 7:49:31 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/14/2022 | ASHLEY OLIVER
    Incoming Oversight Committee chair Rep. James Comer (R-KY) announced the launch of the committee’s investigation into the origins of the Chinese coronavirus Tuesday by requesting interviews from Dr. Anthony Fauci and dozens of other virologists and government officials. Comer and committee member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who will also serve on the Judiciary Committee next year as chairman, launched their investigation by sending nine separate letters to various top officials, including Fauci and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, naming other individuals within those letters as well. 🚨BREAKING🚨@RepJamesComer & @Jim_Jordan are pressing senior Biden admin officials, EcoHealth, &...
  • Georgia Poll: Walker Narrowly Beating Warnock; Kemp Widens Lead over Abrams

    09/20/2022 6:53:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/20/2022 | Ashley Oliver
    Republicans in Georgia’s top midterms races have an edge over their Democrat opponents, according to a poll published Tuesday. The poll, conducted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and University of Georgia Survey Research Center, found Republican Herschel Walker leading incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) by two points, 46 percent to 44 percent. Libertarian candidate Chase Oliver received three percent, and seven percent of respondents said they were undecided.
  • Poll: Michigan Democrat Gretchen Whitmer Trails Republican on Generic Ballot for Governor’s Race

    05/06/2022 5:43:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/06/2022 | Ashley Oliver
    Two of Michigan’s top Democrats are neck-and-neck with Republican opponents in their races for reelection this year, according to a new GOP internal polling memo. The poll was conducted by ARW Strategies from April 18 to 20, and the results were released Thursday by Republican Matthew DePerno, who is hoping to unseat Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) in November.
  • Stefanik Torches Pelosi on Eve of January 6 Anniversary: Speaker ‘Bears Responsibility’ for Capitol Riot

    01/05/2022 7:57:15 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Jan 2022 | ASHLEY OLIVER
    Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) asserted on Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) shared blame for the riot that occurred on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol. Stefanik, who serves as House GOP Conference chair, released a statement on the eve of the Capitol breach’s anniversary, thanking law enforcement for their work to control the riotous behavior but condemning Pelosi for ultimately being the one “responsible” for leaving the Capitol prone to attack. The New York Republican called it “unacceptable” that despite Pelosi’s nine-person investigatory committee — comprising seven Democrats and two of the most outspoken Never Trump Republicans in...
  • Exclusive: Leader Kevin McCarthy Vows to ‘Have Real Investigations’ into Democrat ‘Fraud and Abuse’ if GOP Retakes Majority

    07/31/2021 9:13:08 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31July | Oliver
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will prioritize investigating Democrat “fraud and abuse” if Republicans win back the House in next year’s midterms and he takes the speakership, he told host Matthew Boyle on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday.
  • Democrat Terry McAuliffe Scrambles to Course Correct After Parents Comment: ‘My Words’ Taken ‘Out of Context’

    10/19/2021 10:39:40 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/19/2021 | Ashley Oliver
    Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who is running for governor again, released an ad this week clarifying that he has “always valued the concerns of parents” after he was hit with a tsunami of backlash for a comment he made about parents’ role in education in the last gubernatorial debate. The new ad features photos of McAuliffe and his family as McAuliffe emphasizes the importance of parents in schools, a message that comes after McAuliffe said during the debate September 28, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
  • McCarthy Stacks Pelosi’s January 6 Committee with Mix of Conservative Killers, Law Enforcement Experts

    07/19/2021 5:01:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2021 | ASHLEY OLIVER
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) plans to announce Monday the names of the five Republicans who will sit on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) committee to investigate the riot that occurred January 6 at the U.S. Capitol. McCarthy will appoint Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Jim Banks (R-IN), Troy Nehls (R-TX), Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), and Rodney Davis (R-IL) to sit on the 13-member select committee, according to a senior House GOP aide familiar with the matter. All McCarthy’s appointees voted against impeaching former President Donald Trump in January and all voted against establishing the select committee. Jordan, Banks, and Nehls...