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  • The Scandal of the Secret Service’s Deleted Texts

    08/09/2022 5:12:27 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 9 Aug, 2022 | Julie Kelly
    Why the subterfuge? What might those texts reveal? Before and during Donald Trump’s time in the White House, powerful federal agencies aligned to sabotage his candidacy and then his presidency. Once-trusted entities such as the FBI, the intelligence community, and even parts of the U.S. military have burned their credibility by abandoning their missions to instead try to end Trump’s political career. Does this include the Secret Service? Unfortunately, the scandal over deleted texts related to January 6 demands the question. Last month, the inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security, the agency that houses the Secret Service, officially...
  • GOP lawmaker attended gay son's wedding 3 days after voting against same-sex marriage

    07/25/2022 4:18:25 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 25th 2022 | Zachary Schermele
    A Republican lawmaker attended his gay son’s wedding just three days after joining the majority of his GOP colleagues in voting against a House bill that would codify federal protections for same-sex marriage. The gay son of Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., confirmed to NBC News on Monday that he “married the love of [his] life” on Friday and that his “father was there.” NBC News is not publishing the names of the grooms, neither of whom is a public figure. Thompson’s press secretary, Maddison Stone, also confirmed the congressman was in attendance. “Congressman and Mrs. Thompson were thrilled to attend...
  • Jan. 6 hearings will continue into July

    06/22/2022 3:28:43 PM PDT · by DFG · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | 06/22/2022 | NPR Washington Desk
    The House Jan. 6 committee is extending the timetable for its public hearings into July. Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., told reporters that Thursday's hearing, focused on former President Donald Trump's pressure on the Department of Justice, will be the last for the month of June with more hearings to come after Congress' July 4th recess. The House will reconvene the week of July 11, and Thompson indicated that's the earliest hearings would likely resume. A committee aide tells NPR's Claudia Grisales: "The Select Committee continues to receive additional evidence relevant to our investigation into the violence of January 6th and...
  • Bennie Thompson: Trump ‘Welcome’ to Testify Before 1/6 Committee

    06/11/2022 7:05:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/10/2022 | Pam Key
    House Select Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said Friday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that he would welcome former President Donald Trump to testify before the panel investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol. Thompson said, “What we have to do is make sure at that time public understands that people did not just leave the eclipse and walk to the Capitol. The Proud Boys and others had already assembled at the Peace Circle, surveilling the Capitol and making sure that once they wanted to breach it, they went to the most vulnerable site. They went to an area that was...
  • Jan. 6 Hearing Review: A Tour De Force That Demands To Be Seen On The Largest Screen Possible

    06/10/2022 8:40:06 AM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 06/10/2022 | Babylon Bee
    January 6th Hearing (2022) Directed by Bennie Thompson Drama/Horror - R - 6h 39m The latest Democrat drama January 6th Hearing, the hotly anticipated sequel to Impeachment 2 and Mueller Report: The Reckoning, aired on TV screens for the first time last night, and I am happy to report that it met—nay, EXCEEDED—my wildest expectations. I am still shaking and soiling my trousers hours after the credits rolled—it really was that horrific. Over the course of several hours, we learned that some rioters tried to destroy our democracy by entering the Capitol Building and taking selfies and putting their booted...
  • Dem Rep. Thompson: Trump Did Nothing as We Came ‘Perilously Close to Losing Our Democracy’

    01/02/2022 9:24:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/02/2022 | Pam Key
    Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that former President Donald Trump “did nothing” to stop the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol as we came “perilously close to losing our democracy.” Thompson said, “Let me say that what we have been able to ascertain is that we came perilously close to losing our democracy as we come to learn it. Had those insurrectionists been successful, we are not certain what we would have had, had it not been for the brave men and women who protected the Capitol in spite of being woefully...
  • 15 Shot, 1 Killed in Texas Shooting

    12/13/2021 5:26:51 AM PST · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    https://www.toddstarnes.com ^ | Dec 13, 2021 | Staff
    A gunman opened fire Sunday night on a crowd that had gathered at a Celebration of Life ceremony in Baytown, Texas. A motorist drove by the location and opened fire striking a number of people. The injured were rushed to area hospitals. At least one person was killed. A child is also believed to have been injured The Harris County Sheriff’s Office told television station KTRK that one person had been killed, and three others critically injured. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez gives update after deadly shooting today at celebration of life in Houston Texas… https://t.co/kde8Z56Zbs via @YouTube — SherrilMetalGSM (@SherrilMetalGSM) December...
  • 1 dead, 13 injured after drive-by shooting at vigil in Baytown

    12/13/2021 8:24:39 AM PST · by MeanWestTexan · 13 replies
    Fox 26 Houston ^ | December 13, 2021 | Fox 26 Staff
    BAYTOWN, Texas - One person died and 13 others were injured when someone opened fire at an outdoor vigil in Baytown on Sunday evening, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office says. Authorities say the shooting occurred around 6:40 p.m. as about 50 people were gathered in the 1400 block of N. Market Loop at a vigil for a recent homicide victim from Baytown. According to Sheriff Ed Gonzales, a vehicle traveling toward Thompson drove by the location, and someone began shooting. Fourteen people were injured. Three of them were transported to a trauma hospital by Life Flight. According to the sheriff’s...
  • Bennie Thompson: January 6 Probe Findings Will Be Shocking — We Came Close to ‘Losing Our Democracy’

    10/20/2021 6:22:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/2021 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the chairman of the House select committee investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol, said the public would be shocked at the findings of their probe. Maddow said, “Can I ask you if you feel like thus far you have learned things that surprise you? You have, obviously, you are not ready to report what you found, not ready to tell the country what the results of your investigation are, but as far as it’s gone thus far, have you learned things that surprised you? Have you learned...
  • Dem Rep. Thompson: ‘We Have Information’ Individuals Were Planning ‘Insurrection’ in April 2020

    08/26/2021 7:01:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/25/2021 | Pam Key
    Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS), chair of the House Select Committee investigating January 6, said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” that his committee had “information” that individuals were planning in anticipation of the election not going their way. Thompson said, “Clearly, a lot of us at this point feel that had January 6 been successful, this democracy would not be what it is today. So we came real close. So by getting this information, we think it will provide the necessary direction for us to correct it so that the military or no other branch of government can be...
  • Thompson: We Will Investigate If GOP Reps Helped Capitol Rioters, Could Refer Them to DOJ

    07/12/2021 11:56:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/12/2021 | Pam Key
    Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS), chair of the House Select Committee investigating January 6, said Monday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily” that the committee will investigate if Republican members of Congress helped Capitol rioters. Thompson said, “We have to see if there were other members of Congress that perhaps contributed to what went on. There have been allegations that some members of Congress gave tours of the Capitol to people who have been in charge of the insurrection. We also have to get with the Department of Justice. We’re not interested in conflicting with the prosecution. But we think there is significant...
  • Pentagon linguist pleads guilty to exposing U.S. human assets (to Hezbollah)

    03/27/2021 6:09:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    See BS 'News' via MSN ^ | 2/26/21 | Caitlin Yilek
    A linguist for the Department of Defense pleaded guilty on Friday to passing classified information about U.S. human intelligence sources to an individual with ties to Hezbollah, a Lebanese terrorist organization, the Department of Justice said. Mariam Taha Thompson began sending the information after the U.S. killed Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian military commander, in an airstrike in early 2020, according to court documents. Thompson, who held a top secret security clearance, had been stationed at a Special Operations Task Force facility in Iraq from mid-December 2019 until her arrest a few months later. Years before she began passing classified...
  • Rep. Bennie Thompson targets Trump, Giuliani, Proud Boys and Oath Keepers in Capitol riot lawsuit

    02/16/2021 4:51:50 PM PST · by RandFan · 15 replies
    Just The News ^ | Feb 16 | By Alex Nitzberg
    Rep. Bennie Thompson is targeting former President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers in a suit alleging that they conspired to incite the violence that transpired at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The lawsuit filed on behalf of the long-serving Mississippi Democrat by the NAACP and the Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll law firm claims that the defendants broke the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act by attempting to meddle in Congress's certification of the Electoral College count, according to NPR. "The insurrection at the Capitol was a direct, intended, and foreseeable result of the...
  • Mr. Thompson

    01/20/2021 12:03:25 PM PST · by Flick Lives · 2 replies
    Internet Archive ^ | 10/10/1957 | Ayn Rand
    Mr. Thompson, the Head of the State, was a man who possessed the quality of never being noticed. In any group of three, his person became indistinguishable, and when seen alone it seemed to evoke a group of its own, composed of the countless persons he resembled. The country had no clear image of what he looked like: his photographs had appeared on the covers of magazines as frequently as those of his predecessors in office, but people could never be quite certain which photographs were his and which were pictures of "a mail clerk" or "a white-collar worker," accompanying...
  • Dominion Representative for Fulton County Was Kamala Harris’ Presidential Campaign Photographer

    11/30/2020 7:50:48 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Star News Network. ^ | November 30, 2020 | Corinne Murdock
    Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign photographer, Aric Thompson, served as a Dominion Voting Systems (Dominion) technician representative in Fulton County. The photographer described Harris as his “long time client” – over four years, according to him. In a similar Facebook post, Thompson also mentioned that he was working with Democratic activist Stacey Abrams. ... Thompson confirmed that he assisted with the recount and is preparing to assist in the runoff election. Dominion has been the primary focus for attorney Sidney Powell’s series of lawsuits alleging mass voter fraud. Powell alleged that Dominion used a software lineage that was created for the...
  • Disney Legend Ruthie Thompson Turns 110 This Month (today)

    07/22/2020 9:06:24 AM PDT · by Borges · 10 replies
    Disney ^ | 7/16/2020 | Rebekah Barton
    Ruthie Thompson knew the Disney brothers long before they became the household names they are today. Thompson grew up near Walt and Roy when they owned their house on Kingswell Avenue in Los Angeles and was one of several neighborhood kids who served as a live-action reference model for the Disney brothers’ Alice comedies. As an adult, Thompson was offered a job in the Walt Disney Animation Studios Ink & Paint Department. She worked at Disney for 40 years, from 1935 until she retired in 1975. Thompson famously worked on nearly every animated Walt Disney feature film from Snow White...
  • When Dick Cavett Told Composer Virgil Thompson "But You Know, You're a Third Rate Composer"

    02/11/2020 11:14:35 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 17 replies
    Freep | 02-10-20 | Charles O'Connell
    The only answer you need is, the authentic Cajun music of the "Louisiana Story" Movie (1948). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iR5sC3pgC4. Thompson's music arrangement and his musicology of fine folk, traditional and historical music, are first rate, ranking him with Joaquin Rodrigo and Ottorino Respighi.Thompson replied, "no I'm not" and walked out of the interview on the air.
  • Volker 5.0 (Great UN Oil for Food Piece; Anti-War Left, Scott Ritter, Russia, France Implicated)

    10/28/2005 9:32:43 AM PDT · by MikeA · 14 replies · 1,392+ views
    The publication yesterday of Paul Volcker's fifth and final report on the U.N.'s Oil for Food program tells us little we didn't know about the broad outlines of the $100 billion scandal. But, oh, are the details ever instructive. The Volcker report confirms that Saddam Hussein demanded, and got, some $1.8 billion in illegal surcharges, kickbacks and bribes from companies doing business in Iraq. It confirms that he steered billions in oil and humanitarian contracts to his politically preferred clients, particularly Russia and France, and smaller sums to agents of influence (or their associates) such as British MP George Galloway,...
  • Emma Thompson foresees people eating pets for 'protein' due to 'climate crisis'

    12/06/2019 8:49:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/19 | Melissa Roberto
    Fido and Sylvester could be in big trouble, according to Emma Thompson. The actress issued a strong warning on Thursday of an impending "climate crisis" so dire that people will have no choice but to eat their own pets. The actress, 60, attended an Extinction Rebellion protest outside of the BBC Broadcasting House in London on Thursday, where she claimed there is "extreme weather" ahead. **SNIP** "Better wrap up warm, stockpile food and remember there is a surprising amount of protein in the average household pet."
  • Pelosi Leads High-Level Bipartisan Delegation to Jordan

    10/20/2019 2:17:47 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 37 replies
    speaker.gov ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2019 | Nancy Pelosi
    MENU      STAY INFORMED Press ReleasesBlogArticlesReportsSpeeches Pelosi Leads High-Level Bipartisan Delegation to Jordan OCTOBER 19, 2019  PRESS RELEASE Amman, Jordan — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Jordan for meetings with King Abdullah II and top U.S. government officials.“This evening, our bipartisan delegation was honored to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II, Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein, Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and senior Jordanian officials,” Speaker Pelosi said.  “We expressed our continued appreciation for the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Jordan and engaged in a...