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  • Prejudices that led to witch-hunts still affect women today, says historian

    05/17/2022 2:01:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Guardian ^ | Tobi Thomas | Tue 17 May 2022
    Lucy Worsley, whose BBC TV series focuses on powerless people, says women continue to bear brunt of men’s ragePrejudices that led to witch-hunts hundreds of years ago have not disappeared and women are still on the receiving end of men’s anger, a leading historian has said. Writing in the Radio Times, Lucy Worsley, a historian and author, said: “[Although] we like to think we’re better than the people who hunted witches, witch-hunting still happens in some parts of the world today.” The prejudices that led to witch-hunts in the 16th and 17th centuries continue to exist and women, especially outspoken...
  • Federal Prosecutors Launch Grand Jury Investigation Into Trump’s Handling of Classified White House Records Taken to Mar-a-Lago

    05/12/2022 11:34:08 AM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 45 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 12, 2022 | Cristina Laila
    Prosecutors launched a grand jury investigation into Trump’s handling of classified White House documents stored at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago estate. The National Archives in February asked the Justice Department to investigate Trump’s handling of White House records after it raided Mar-a-Lago in January and took 15 boxes of documents. The National Archives previously claimed classified records were found in Trump’s boxes at Mar-a-Lago. “NARA has identified items marked as classified national security information within the boxes,” Ferriero wrote, responding to a question from the House, according to CNN. “Because NARA identified classified information in the boxes, NARA staff has...
  • Trump says he has no Trump Organization cell phones and asks judge to end contempt fines

    05/09/2022 5:12:06 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 5:16 PM ET, Mon May 9, 2022 | By Kara Scannell
    New York (CNN)Former President Donald Trump said he no longer has four cell phones identified by the New York attorney general's investigation into the Trump Organization's finances but has turned over his personal phone to be searched as he tries to convince a state judge to lift a civil contempt ruling that so far has cost him $140,000. In an affidavit filed with the court Friday, Trump said he doesn't currently have any phones, computers or electronic devices issued to him by the Trump Organization and that he has authorized his attorneys to search his homes in Bedminster, New Jersey,...
  • Giuliani’s meeting with Jan. 6 panel canceled after requests to record interview denied

    05/05/2022 10:08:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 5, 2022 11:43pm | Jesse O’Neill
    Rudy Giuliani’s planned Friday meeting with the House select committee probing the Capitol riot was canceled after his requests to record the interview were denied. But despite the cancellation, talks between Giuliani, 77, and Congressional investigators would continue, his lawyer Robert Costello told CNN Thursday. After months of negotiations, ex-President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney was set to appear before the Jan. 6 panel virtually, but canceled the interview after lawmakers refused to let him record audio and video of it, according to the report.
  • Reputed Deutsche Bank Whistleblower Val Broeksmit Found Dead on LA School Campus (link to Fusion GPS)

    05/02/2022 1:20:51 PM PDT · by Nifty · 24 replies
    NBCLA ^ | April 29, 2022 | Staff
    ......... In a 2019 profile, the New York Times reported that Broeksmit is the son of a Deutsche Bank executive who died by suicide in 2014. After his father's death, Broeksmit gained access to his father's email account and files related to the bank, the Times reported. Federal and state authorities were scrutinizing allegations of criminal misconduct and the bank's long relationship with former President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported. Former President Trump's longtime bank revealed in August 2019 that it has tax records Congress sought in an investigation into his finances. The U.S. House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed...
  • Judge rules for Trump Organization in NYC golf course fight

    04/08/2022 3:07:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 8, 2022 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and BERNARD CONDON
    NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s company can keep running a public golf course in the Bronx, a judge ruled Friday, saying New York City offered a baseless rationale for canceling the Trump Organization’s contract after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last year. The ruling sends the matter back to the city “for further proceedings.” It wasn’t immediately clear what those might be. The city Law Department said it was disappointed in the decision and was reviewing legal options. The Trump Organization declared the decision a victory for the company and “a win for justice.” The city’s...
  • Lawyer charged in Durham case asks to block dossier evidence

    04/05/2022 2:26:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 5, 2022 | By ERIC TUCKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for the Hillary Clinton campaign charged with lying to the FBI during the Trump-Russia investigation is asking a judge to block from his upcoming trial evidence or testimony related to a dossier of uncorroborated allegations compiled by an-ex British spy. Attorneys for Michael Sussmann said prosecutors on special counsel John Durham’s team told them last month that they plan to introduce testimony related to the so-called “Steele dossier,” a collection of Democratic-funded research assembled by former British operative Christopher Steele that purported to link Donald Trump to Russia. The dossier contains unproven and discredited assertions...
  • Nebraska US Rep. Fortenberry found guilty in campaign probe

    03/24/2022 8:30:55 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 25 replies
    ApePee "news" ^ | March 24, 2022 | Brian melley
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was convicted Thursday on charges that he lied to federal authorities about an illegal $30,000 contribution to his campaign from a foreign billionaire at a 2016 Los Angeles fundraiser. A federal jury in LA deliberated about two hours before finding the nine-term Republican guilty of one count of falsifying and concealing material facts and two counts of making false statements. Fortenberry was charged after sitting for two interviews with FBI agents who were investigating the donor, Gilbert Chagoury, a Nigerian billionaire of Lebanese descent. Fortenberry showed no emotion as the...
  • The Trump Org Finds a New Way to Play Dirty With NY Investigators

    03/22/2022 10:08:18 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Mar 21, 2022 | Jose Pagliery
    In September, a judge gave the Trump Organization an ultimatum: Comply with the New York Attorney General’s two-year-old subpoenas, or hire an outside digital forensics company to gather the evidence. The Trump Organization chose the second option. But with a deadline for the information fast approaching, it’s becoming clear that the Trump family only hired the company to do some of the job—and what is coming will still take plenty more time. It turns out, the digital forensics company that the Trump Organization chose, HaystackID, wasn’t hired to actually get everything investigators wanted. “Haystack has not been engaged to perform...
  • Pressing for Evidence, Jan. 6 Panel Argues That Trump Committed Fraud

    03/09/2022 12:38:14 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The New York Times via Yahoo ^ | March 8, 2022 | by Luke Broadwater
    WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol on Tuesday laid out its theory for potential criminal charges against former President Donald Trump, arguing before a federal judge that he and conservative lawyer John C. Eastman were involved in a conspiracy to perpetrate a fraud on the American public as part of a plan to overturn the 2020 election. The allegations, which the committee first leveled against the men last week in response to a lawsuit filed by Eastman, could determine just how deeply the panel can dig into emails, correspondence and other documents of...
  • U.S. judge dismisses claims that congressman incited Capitol riots

    03/09/2022 12:00:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | March 9, 2022 | By Sarah N. Lynch (D-Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed civil claims against Republican Representative Mo Brooks alleging he helped incite supporters of former President Donald Trump's to attack the U.S. Capitol in January 2021, saying Brooks' speech to the crowd was constitutionally protected free speech. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta represents a setback for U.S. House of Representatives Democrats, including Eric Swalwell, who last year filed the lawsuit against Trump and his allies alleging they encouraged the crowd to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Mehta in February had dismissed claims against several of Brooks' co-defendants,...
  • Kimmel Wants to Know Which Oscar Nominees Are Antivaxxers: ‘Let the Witch Hunt Begin’ (Video)

    02/11/2022 2:40:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    The Wrap ^ | February 10, 2022 | Ross A. Lincoln
    Multiple reports hold that this year’s Oscars won’t require vaccines in part because some nominees aren’t vaccinated>P One of the more baffling news reports this week is that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will not be requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for attendees of the 2022 Oscars. And on Thursday night during his opening monologue, Jimmy Kimmel joked that it’s time to “wildly speculate” about who precisely the Academy is catering to. “Let the witch hunt begin,” he joked. So, in case you’re catching up, supposedly, despite having a vaccine mandate for all employees, the Academy has ditched a...
  • Judge Orders Bannon’s Sugar Daddy to Cough Up $134 Million Over Notorious Yacht

    02/10/2022 5:30:27 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 27 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Feb 10, 2022 | William Bredderman
    A judge on Thursday issued a furious order targeting a Chinese billionaire and ally of Steve Bannon, a member of Donald Trump’s inner circle, ordering him to either pay $134m or face arrest for his violation of a previous court order. In a ruling, a judge from the New York County Supreme Court excoriated Guo Wengui for hiding billions of dollars’ worth of assets around the US and elsewhere including in the form of a superyacht named the Lady May. Judge Barry Ostrager faulted Mr Guo in his ruling for hiding the craft outside of US jurisdiction in the Bahamas...
  • In Scrutinizing Trump and His Allies, Jan. 6 Panel Adopts Prosecution Tactics

    02/07/2022 8:45:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The New York Times via Yahoo ^ | February 7, 2022 | by Michael S. Schmidt and Luke Broadwater
    The House select committee scrutinizing the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol is borrowing techniques from federal prosecutions, employing aggressive tactics typically used against mobsters and terrorists as it seeks to break through stonewalling from former President Donald Trump and his allies and develop evidence that could prompt a criminal case. In what its members see as the best opportunity to hold Trump and his team accountable, the committee — which has no authority to pursue criminal charges — is using what powers it has in expansive ways in hopes of pressuring Attorney General Merrick Garland to use the Justice...
  • Georgia judge approves special grand jury for Trump election interference probe

    01/24/2022 1:50:02 PM PST · by zeestephen · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | 24 January 2022 | Dan Mangan
    Days before Biden's win was certified by Congress, Trump in a January 2, 2021, phone call pressured Georgia's secretary of state to "find" him enough votes to reverse Biden's win in that state.
  • Jan. 6 panel subpoenas phone records associated with Eric Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle: Report

    01/18/2022 4:35:28 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/18/2022 | Joseph Choi
    The House select committee on Jan. 6 has subpoenaed and obtained the phone records associated with former President Trump's son Eric Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle, former Trump adviser and fiancée to Donald Trump Jr. Multiple sources told CNN that the phone records that were obtained are part of a new round of call records requested from communication companies. These records include incoming and outgoing calls, the dates they were made, the duration and the times of the calls.
  • Jan. 6 Witch Hunt Committee Is Now Targeting MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell

    01/05/2022 2:02:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 01/05/2022 | JD Rucker
    The Congressional Committee for Grasping at Straws, also known as the January 6 Committee, has been targeting patriots and confidants of President Trump since they were formed. They’ve made a mockery of Capitol Hill will attempting in vain to victimize America First folks fighting to save the nation.Their latest attempt to paint someone in a negative light is MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. According to CNBC:MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says his phone records have been subpoenaed by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.The revelation came after CNBC reported last month that Lindell has spent $25 million...
  • Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump subpoenaed by NY attorney general

    01/03/2022 5:09:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/22
    ew York Attorney General Letitia James has issued subpoenas for Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump as part of a probe into the Trump Organization’s business practices, Fox News reported. The subpoenas requested testimony from Ivanka and Donald Jr. as well as documents "in connection with an investigation into the valuation of properties owned or controlled by Donald J. Trump or the Trump Organization, or any matter which the Attorney General deems pertinent thereto," according to a court brief released to the public on Monday. .....
  • New York attorney general seeking Trump deposition in fraud probe: report

    12/09/2021 8:37:14 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/2021 | Brad Dress
    New York's attorney general is seeking a deposition from former President Trump as part of an investigation into alleged fraud within the Trump Organization. The Washington Post, citing sources close to the investigation, reported on Thursday that New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) will ask to interview Trump and take his testimony at her office in Albany on Jan. 7. James and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office are investigating whether Trump lowered property values on his forms for tax agents but raised them to look better for financial lenders.
  • The Witch Hunt Continues: Trump SPAC Under Investigation By Feds, SEC

    12/06/2021 7:34:02 PM PST · by bitt · 20 replies
    teamtuckercarlson.com ^ | 12/6/2021 | team Tucker Carlson
    The special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, that announced plans to merge with former President Donald Trump’s new social media company is under investigation by federal regulators, the company disclosed on Monday. The SPAC, Digital World Acquisition Corp., disclosed the investigation in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “DWAC has received certain preliminary, fact-finding inquiries from regulatory authorities, with which it is cooperating,” the company said. It added that in late October and early November, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority requested information “surrounding events (specifically, a review of trading) that preceded the public announcement of” the SPAC’s merger...