Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Election Stuff: Kangaroo Kommittee Threatens Mark Meadows with Kontempt

But then, don't all good Americans hold Congress in contempt? You should. As we saw yesterday, Mark Meadows Will No Longer Cooperate with House Jan. 6th Inquisition, citing their disregard for the concept of presidential immunity, and the partisan appointment of the committee (HE). In the next step in the dance, Fox reports Jan. 6 committee vows contempt proceedings if Mark Meadows fails to appear, "Committee says Meadows' scheduled deposition will not be canceled." And at the Peacock, Jan. 6 committee threatens contempt proceedings after Meadows stops cooperating. NewsMax claims Marc Short, VP Pence's Chief of Staff, Set to Cooperate on Jan. 6 Subpoena. We'll see, I suppose. Dan Chaitin at WaEx breathlessly states Capitol riot panel finds White House metadata on letter pushing Georgia to overturn Trump election loss. Did we ever really doubt it? It's not illegal. 

The Slantic whines Peter Meijer Voted to Impeach. Can He Survive in the GOP? Hopefully not, meanwhile Paul Bedard at WaEx opines Liz Cheney bruised, trails Trump pick by 18 points. Just desserts.

Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 12.07.21, Am Great reports Congressional Report Details ‘Inhumane’ Conditions of January 6 Inmates. Kevin Downey at PJ Media, Reps. Greene and Gohmert Finally Met the J6 Political Prisoners: What They Saw Isn't Pretty. Da Mail, Marjorie Taylor Greene says Jan. 6th defendants are being 'abused' and treated 'worse than we treat terrorists at Gitmo' and with some being 'force-fed gluten food', which is bad, if you're really allergic to gluten. PM, GOP reps denounce prison conditions for January 6 defendants, "The physical conditions described by my friends of these inmates can only be described as inhumane, lacking access to their attorneys, to evidence, families and even proper nutrition," said Gosar." Meanwhile in other Democrat cities, violent felons are being let out of jail without bail. At WaPoo, City officials dispute reports of ‘egregious’ conditions at D.C. jail, "D.C. officials offer the press a tour of the facility amid reports of mistreatment at the jail" Look, we have clean spots!

Ivory Hecker, one-time musical cutie, and renegade Fox reporter has two interviews with the "QAnon Shaman" Jacob Chansley.  Frankly, he's nuts, like you might have suspected. But he's still getting a raw deal.

Karen Townsend at Haut Hair asks Today's burning question: When will the U.S. Capitol re-open to the public? I'm 50/50 on never. Mary Chastain at LI, Daunte Wright Shooting Trial: BLM Protester Charged With Trying to Intimidate Judge, "The complaint accuses rice of going to an apartment he believed Judge Regina Chu lived in and demanded she live stream the trial." Vicky Taft at PJ Media reports some progress, Violent Antifa Terrorists Are Finally Prosecuted for Attacking Conservatives

The ten Antifa men were arraigned on Monday and were identified by Fox News as “Luis Francisco Mora, 30; Joseph Austin Gaskins, 21; Faraz Martin Talab, 27; Bryan Rivera, 21; Brian Lightfoot, 25; and Jesse Merel Cannon, 31; Jeremy Jonathan White, 39. An arrest warrant is also out for 37-year-old Erich Louis Yach.” The violent Antifa members came from both San Diego and Los Angeles, according to prosecutors.

At least two of the defendants were also arrested for the Wi Spa riot last July, which erupted after an outraged mother called out a man walking around nude in a Los Angeles spa.

The Antifa defendants were rolled up on Thursday in simultaneous sweeps by law enforcement throughout Southern California.

For the past several years, Antifa, BLM, and other Leftists have tried to portray the groups as being cell-like, decentralized, with no coordination. Prosecutors have gamely followed along as if there was no point in trying to identify them — after all, they’re all wearing masks, right?

The San Diego County indictment puts the lie to that notion, saying the group members conspired together to commit acts of “direct action” against the Trump supporters at least a week before the planned pro-Trump event.

At TNP, MSNBC Wants ‘Election Stolen?’ Polygraph Tests for FBI, DOJ Employees. Republicans Should Do This for Russia Hoaxers. Also from the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 12.07.21, Power Line's John Hinderacker finds the media and Democrats (but I redund)  Desperately Seeking White Supremacists. At PM, BREAKING: Human rights organization busted spreading fake Steve Bannon posts ‘linking’ him to Patriot Front

Althouse cites the WSJ in "10-month review of Wisconsin’s 2020 elections conducted by a conservative Milwaukee law firm... found no evidence of the kind of fraud being alleged by allies of former President Donald Trump..." (her bold)

"... who falsely contend last year’s presidential election was 'stolen.' At the same time, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty found 'it is almost certain' that 'the number of votes that did not comply with existing legal requirements exceeded Joe Biden’s margin of victory.

Meanwhile, the WaPoo opines, Opinion: Promoters of election lies are seizing the machinery of U.S. democracy

Also from the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 12.07.21, At Da Lid, Polling Shows Abysmal Democrat Support For Biden Reelection. Bonchie at Red State, Latest Poll Numbers Spell Doom for Democrats — and Bust Some Narratives Along the Way. AllahPundit at Haut Hair whines about a Poll: Just 22% want Biden to run again.  NewsMax, Biden's Sagging Poll Numbers Weighing on Dems' Chances in 2022 Midterms. At Da Lin, Polling Shows Abysmal Democratic Party Support for Biden Reelection, "Brandon's Numbers Are Simply Staggering"  But it's still a while until the election; take heart but don't take it for granted. 

Paul Bedard at WaEx, Majority see Biden out by 2024, fear Harris not ‘qualified’. Fox, Kamala Harris 'elevated above her ability' as office turmoil ensues: Devine.

At Haut Hair, Capt. Ed's Morning Consult: The much-anticipated Roe-pocalypse might underwhelm Dems. Althouse, "Asked which party they would back if the election were today, 37% of Hispanic voters said they would support the Republican congressional candidate and 37% said they would favor the Democrat...". And at Haut Hair, John Sexton has Jamelle Bouie's take on 'Latinx' is interesting. They ain't impressed. 

Jordan Boyd at Da Fed, Democrat Hill Staffers Are So Over Nancy Pelosi, "Democrat congressional staffers want Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi replaced regardless of the outcome of the 2022 midterms, a new survey from Punchbowl News indicates." But, from the PI, Omar Confident Pelosi Will Take ‘Decisive Action’ Against Boebert Over Terrorist Joke. Expect Omar to loose all her committee assignments in a Republican house.

From JTN, Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia governor's race "Donald Trump endorsed David Perdue, describing him as "the only candidate in Georgia who can beat" Democrat Stacey Abrams." To misquote Charles DeGaulle, the graveyards are full of indispensable men.

From the Daley Gator, President Trump Raises $1 Billion For Launch Of New Social Media Platform – Independent Chronicle. PM, BREAKING: Trump's new media platform and Rumble have distribution deal. Good.

Da Caller expounds on how Biden’s DOJ Has A Favorite Red-State Target: Texas. The unsinkable Mollie Hemingway is outraged at how GOP’s Fortenberry Targeted In Yet Another Questionable And Politicized Case From Troubled Department Of Justice

In 2016, a group of Lebanese Americans held a series of events in Los Angeles for Fortenberry, including a fundraiser. At one event, he was inducted into the Order of St. Gregory, which is a knighthood established by Pope Gregory XVI in 1831, for his service to persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Unbeknownst to the congressman, some attendees had been given money through a conduit to give him.

In 2018, the FBI ordered an informant to briefly call Fortenberry to tell him the contributions were probably illegal. A year later, two men claiming to be FBI agents knocked on his door in Nebraska and asked to speak to him. Fortenberry and his wife Celeste invited them into the house, although, according to an email they sent supporters, they were so suspicious about the men’s changing story about the nature of their visit that they asked local police to come over as well.

Referencing the obscene signs, nasty political messages, and emailed threats of violence that Fortenberry had received, Celeste said, “I had no way of knowing if these men were who they said they were.”

Still, assured that he was helping the FBI with a legitimate investigation, Fortenberry spoke to them and didn’t think to have an attorney present. The men were in fact FBI agents, and Fortenberry told them he was unaware of the illegal contributions and that they had been publicly disclosed.

Something didn’t set right with Fortenberry, according to the email sent supporters, so the congressman called his friend Trey Gowdy, a former prosecutor and former U.S. congressman from South Carolina, for advice and legal representation. After getting assurance from the U.S. attorney on the case that Fortenberry was not a target of the investigation, Gowdy encouraged him to go back to the FBI and speak to them again.

According to new filings, Assistant U.S. Attorney Mack Jenkins told Gowdy that Congressman Fortenberry was not a target of the investigation, but merely a subject of it, and “trending toward” being just a witness in the investigation.

But when Fortenberry and Gowdy went to speak to the FBI, the questioning turned hostile. Gowdy asked Jenkins “whether the interview was, as it had begun to sound, a set-up for a ‘bullshit 1001,'” referring to the section of U.S. code that criminalizes false statements. “Jenkins assured Mr. Gowdy that it was not a setup for a ‘bullshit 1001’ charge. Again, relying on AUSA Jenkins’ assurance, Congressman Fortenberry continued with his interview,” according to recently filed documents in the case.

Nearly two full years later, following a change in presidential administrations, Jenkins charged Fortenberry with, it turned out, Section 1001 violations for allegedly lying in both of his conversations with the FBI. Fortenberry has pleaded not guilty.

Capt. Ed at Haut Hair notes that After calling parents domestic terrorists, NSBA discovers: Get woke, go broke -- literally

Does the National School Board Association still have enough money left in its coffers to send Joe Biden and Merrick Garland nice fruit baskets? Seventeen NSBA affiliates have cut ties with the NSBA over their coordination with the White House and Department of Justice in casting parental complaints over curricula “domestic terrorism.” And as Axios reports, they’re taking their checkbooks with them — accounting for a 40% loss in revenue at the NSBA. . . .

At the WaPoo a sob story about a Tennessee teacher fired for teaching his students about White Privilege, A White teacher taught White students about White privilege. It cost him his job. Now try to imagine their reaction to a teacher actually teaching "white supremacy", or even that Biden stole the election.

Fox 5 NY,  New York City may allow noncitizens to vote. But I'm sure they'll take extra special care to make sure they don't vote in state and national elections. /sarc.

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