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  • Progressive privilege: lefties making excuses for two lawyers arrested for Molotov cocktail firebombing of police car in Brooklyn

    08/07/2020 7:27:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 7, 2020 | Thomas Lifson
    the genuinely privileged class in America’s big cities consists of radical progressives, who flout mask requirements at mass demonstrations, deface public property with graffiti, and riot and destroy while being called “mostly peaceful demonstrators.” ... The two rioters grabbed national attention when they were arrested because of their elite and privileged backgrounds. ... Colinford Mattis.. embodies elite credentials via affirmative action, “plucked” in Miller’s word, from East New York and educated at elite St. Andrew’s prep, Princeton (where he was a member of two elite eating clubs), and NYU Law. Urooj Rahman, born in Pakistan and brought to the USA...
  • NY Lawyers Who Torched A Police Car With A Molotov Cocktail Are Out On Bail

    07/02/2020 8:07:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2020 | John Sexton
    Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis are the two lawyers from New York who made Molotov cocktails and drove around in a minivan looking to hand them out to protesters. At one point, Rahman got out of the van and threw one at the dashboard of an NYPD vehicle. No one was inside and no one was injured but the car was destroyed. The whole thing was caught on video making it pretty much an open and shut case. For several weeks Rahman and Mattis, through their attorney, have been arguing to be released on bail and yesterday they succeeded:...
  • Experts Say Retired Military Officers Who Denounced Trump Could Be Prosecuted

    06/13/2020 9:58:25 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jun 13, 2020 | Matt Margolis
    In recent weeks, President Trump has been publicly criticized by high-ranking retired military officers such as General James Mattis, Admiral William McRaven, General Colin Powell, Lt. General John Allen, and others. These public criticisms, however, are in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), and law experts say these officials could be recalled to active duty and prosecuted. “Retired officers can’t make contemptuous remarks of the commander-in-chief,” John Dowd, a former Marine Corps Judge Advocate and former Trump legal advisor, told Just The News. “They’re all subject to recall. They’re subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice...
  • Three indicted for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at NYPD vehicles, face life in prison

    06/13/2020 7:09:44 AM PDT · by libstripper · 57 replies
    N.Y. Post ^ | June 12, 2020 | Vincent Barone
    An upstate woman and two Brooklyn lawyers were indicted Friday on federal explosives and arson charges for allegedly tossing Molotov cocktails at NYPD vehicles during George Floyd protests in New York City. Samantha Shader, 27, of Catskill, is accused of hurling the makeshift explosive at an NYPD vehicle occupied by four police officers on early Saturday morning, May 30. Prosecutors allege Shader bit one of the officer’s legs when she was being taken into custody. Around the same time, Brooklyn lawyers Urooj Rahman, 31, and Colinford Mattis, 32, were accused of tossing their own Molotov cocktail at an unoccupied police...
  • Lara Logan: Retired Generals Waging Information Warfare Campaign Against Trump

    06/10/2020 8:08:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jun 2020 | KRISTINA WONG
    Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Lara Logan discussed how retired generals who are speaking out against President Trump are either “complicit” with or waging an information warfare campaign against him, in an interview with Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily on Wednesday. Logan reminded listeners of the Russian collusion narrative, and how many officials from the Justice Department, Director of National Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and other agencies worked together to push the idea that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. “Think about how many people it took who had to be complicit to...
  • Time for Mattis and Kelly to Listen to MacArthur

    06/07/2020 6:42:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | June 7, 2020 | D.W. Wilber
    First of all, let me say that this nation is in debt to former Marine Generals Mattis and Kelly for their service to the United States. Kelly in particular deserves our respect and appreciation. His own son gave his life as a Marine in service to America. But I have to disagree with their recent public comments in opposition to President Trump. Not that President Trump can’t be exasperating at times. He has a tendency to irritate his supporters as often as he infuriates his enemies. Not one of his most endearing qualities for sure, nor a wise political strategy....
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski just admitted what we've all known about the GOP for a while now

    06/06/2020 1:54:02 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | June, 5, 2020 | Chris Cillizza
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski said the quiet part out loud. Asked her thoughts Thursday about former Defense Secretary James Mattis' excoriation of President Donald Trump's behavior in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd, the Alaska Republican said this: "When I saw General Mattis' comments yesterday I felt like perhaps we are getting to a point where we can be more honest with the concerns that we might hold internally and have the courage of our own convictions to speak up." Which, whoa!
  • Lawyer, 31, who ‘hurled a Molotov cocktail at a NYPD van’ is back in custody as bail decision is REVERSED after she said Mayor Bill de Blasio is to blame for not holding back cops during violent protests

    06/05/2020 10:35:13 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 06 2020 | LAUREN EDMONDS and KEITH GRIFFITH
    The New York City lawyers accused of hurling a Molotov cocktail into a NYPD van are back in custody after a decision to release them on bail was reversed in court. On Friday, the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York announced that lawyers Urooj Rahman, 31, and Clinford Mattis, 32, were back in federal custody after the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed the bail decision by the District Court. Meanwhile, a video has emerged that reveals Rahman blaming Mayor Bill de Blasio for not restraining officers for their own safety less than one hour before the...
  • Military chiefs denounce Trump (barf alert)

    06/05/2020 5:14:27 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 17 replies
    Press Reader ^ | 5th June 2020 | Ben Riley-smith
    DONALD TRUMP was yesterday facing questions about whether military chiefs fully back his handling of the anti-racism protests after an excoriating rebuke by his former defence secretary gained the support of a Republican senator. The US president tried to wave away a searing critique by Jim Mattis, his Pentagon chief until December 2018, by claiming he fired Mr Mattis – who resigned over Syria policy disagreements – and calling him “the world’s most overrated general”. However, Mr Mattis’s 640-word statement, which saw him argue Mr Trump was the only American president in history who tries to divide rather than unite...
  • The Evening Wrap: So Much WINNING, Bad Polls for Dems and the Sad Truth About the Generals

    06/05/2020 2:00:29 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 26 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Tired of all this WINNING yet? – In response to today’s incredibly May jobs report, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rocketed up by more than 800 points, closing above 27,000 for the first time since March. The Dow has now regained almost 85% of its initial losses suffered due to the insane response to the Wuhan Virus. Meanwhile, the NASDAQ gained almost 200 points, closing at 9814, a new all-time high. It’s key to remember that May’s jobs gains were achieved despite the fact that two of the nation’s three largest state economies – California and New York – remain...
  • Lara Logan doesn't care for Mattis either...

    06/05/2020 2:14:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    Thread Reader ^ | 6/3/2020 | Lara Logan
    Hearing what Gen “Mad Dog” Mattis had to say today, I am reminded of something I learned about Trump’s pick for Sec Def during the transition, as the President-elect was about to take the oath of office. Several sources inside the transition team confirmed... They were shocked by who Mattis wanted as his number 2 - he was pushing for Michelle Flournoy, the same person HRC had reportedly picked to lead DOD in her Administration, acc to sources/articles at the time, such as one Politico published in Nov 2016. They put it this way: “THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION - HILLARY CLINTON’S...
  • Mattis's Trump broadside underscores military tensions

    06/05/2020 12:57:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/04/20 06:49 PM EDT | MORGAN CHALFANT AND REBECCA KHEEL
    Mattis's Trump broadside underscores military tensions BY MORGAN CHALFANT AND REBECCA KHEEL - 06/04/20 06:49 PM EDT Former Defense Secretary James Mattis’s stunning public criticism of President Trump is underscoring growing fears in the military that the president is compromising the integrity of the U.S. Armed Forces by threatening to use them against protesters. Trump has urged governors to deploy National Guard troops to “dominate the streets” and stop violent demonstrations, saying he would dispatch U.S. military forces to states and cities that do not meet his demands. On Monday, streets near the White House were forcibly cleared of peaceful...
  • Kelly: ‘I Agree’ with Mattis on Trump — We Need to Look Harder at ‘Character’ of Who We Elect

    06/05/2020 10:27:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 05 2020 | PAM KEY
    Friday on CNN, host John King played a clip of a new interview between former Trump administration communications director Anthony Scaramucci and former chief of staff John Kelly. Kelly was commenting on former Defense Secretary James Mattis denouncing the Trump administration for using Washington, DC police and National Guard troops to clear out protesters from Lafayette Square for Trump’s visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church.
  • A Look Back In Time: Gen. James Mattis is linked to a massive corporate fraud and nobody wants to talk about it

    06/05/2020 8:00:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    VOX ^ | 03/16/2018 | Matthew Iglesias
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis is implicated in one of the largest business scandals of the past decades, described by the Securities and Exchange Commission as an “elaborate, years-long fraud” through which Theranos, led by CEO Elizabeth Holmes and president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, “exaggerated or made false statements about the company’s technology, business, and financial performance.” Basically, their biotech startup was founded on the promise of faster, cheaper, painless blood tests. But their technology was fake. Mattis not only served on Theranos’s board during some of the years it was perpetrating the fraud after he retired from US military service,...
  • Is John Kelly joining the generals' mutiny? Former chief of staff calls Donald Trump 'nasty' and 'confused' over attack on Jim Mattis - and lines-up interview with Trump-hating Mooch

    06/04/2020 11:54:45 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 05 2020 | KATELYN CARALLE
    General John Kelly could be the next retired general to rebuke Donald Trump for calling in active duty military in the midst of George Floyd protests – as the former chief of staff called the president 'nasty' for his comments about General Jim Mattis. Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, defended Trump's former Defense secretary on Thursday after Mattis publicly criticized the president's handling of the nationwide protests. He also shot down Trump's claim that he fired Mattis in 2018.
  • Mattis 'should have picked up a couple of his history books' before denouncing Trump

    06/04/2020 11:13:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 04 2020 | Charles Creitz
    Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock fired back Thursday at former Defense Secretary James Mattis after he ripped President Trump's response to protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Murdock told "Fox News @ Night" that Mattis' statement misses the mark on several fronts. "He begins by saying very nice things about the protesters, that they want equal justice under the law, we all want that," Murdock began. "Then he has this amazing sentence, 'We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers.'
  • Trump tweets copy of letter from lawyer John Dowd to Jim Mattis

    06/04/2020 6:28:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/4/2020 | j. edward moreno
    President Trump tweeted a copy of a letter from John Dowd, one of the lead lawyers who represented him during the Russia investigation, addressed to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. The letter penned by Dowd denounced Mattis for criticizing the president’s approach to protesters in front of the White House. “The peaceful protesters near Lafayette park were not peaceful and are not real. They are terrorists using idle hate filled students to burn and destroy,” Dowd wrote, referring to the peaceful protesters at Lafayette Square who were forcefully dispersed. After the protestors fled from the square, Trump walked through the...
  • John Down Replies to Mattis

    06/04/2020 5:06:04 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/4/2020 | John Dowd
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump I thought this letter from respected retired Marine and Super Star lawyer, John Dowd, would be of interest to the American People. Read it!
  • John Kelly defends James Mattis after Trump rebuke: 'The president did not fire him'

    06/04/2020 5:26:34 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/4/2020 | Caitlin McFall
    Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday that President Trump has “clearly forgotten” the details surrounding James Mattis’ departure after the president attacked him on Twitter this week, saying it was he who had the “honor of firing” the former defense secretary. “The president did not fire him. He did not ask for his resignation,” Kelly, a former Marine General, told the Washington Post. In a series of tweets Wednesday night, Trump berated Mattis, calling him the “world’s most overrated general” and claimed to have terminated him after the former secretary of defense criticized Trump’s leadership, saying...
  • Romney Extols ‘Stunning And Powerful’ Mattis Response After Trump Broadside

    06/04/2020 4:40:57 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/4/2020 | Phillip Nieto
    Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney praised former Secretary of Defense General James Mattis for his “stunning and powerful” critique of President Donald Trump’s response to protests over the death of George Floyd. “General Mattis’ letter was stunning and powerful.” Romney told reporters outside a GOP luncheon on Thursday. “General Mattis is a man of extraordinary sacrifice. He’s an American patriot. He’s an individual whose judgment I respect, and I think the world of him.” If I ever had to choose somebody to be in a foxhole with, it would be with General Mattis. What a wonderful, wonderful man.” Mattis, who...