Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Facebook Is Having Election Interference Issues

Funny thing.

Facebook, Google and Twitter all testified in House Judiciary hearings that they do not censor conservative speech, but, oddly enough, they suppressed my blog, and everything to do with Judiciary and the former Ranking Member, who is not aligned with conservative speech.

Conflicting reports of a Facebook executive's firing fan the flames of an anti-conservative debate in Silicon Valley

  • In recent months, Facebook, Google and Twitter have faced intensifying claims of online censorship and an environment that's not welcoming to right-leaning employees.
  • A Wall Street Journal report claims Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey's activity on a polarizing, and often extreme, right-leaning Reddit channel caused an uproar among Facebook employees. It also says the company pressured Luckey to write in an internal email that he supported libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson instead of Donald Trump.
  • Facebook and its executives have repeatedly said Luckey's firing was not the result of his political views.

  • Silicon Valley is battling a new report of anti-conservative culture, fanning the flames of an already-intensifying debate.
    Palmer LuckeyA weekend report by The Wall Street Journal on the 2017 firing of Facebook executive Palmer Luckey claims the Oculus co-founder was forced out for factors relating to his political leanings and online support for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election.

    Facebook and its executives have repeatedly said Luckey's firing was not the result of his political views. CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified as much before Congress in April, and vice president of AR/VR at Facebook, Andrew Bosworth, said on Twitter late Sunday, "Any claims that his departure was do to his conservative beliefs are false."
    A Facebook spokesperson told CNBC on Monday, "We can say unequivocally that Palmer's departure was not due to his political views."

    The conflicting reports could add to existing concerns of anti-conservative bias among tech companies. In recent months, Facebook, Google and Twitter have all faced intensifying claims of online censorship and an environment that's not welcoming to right-leaning employees.
    The Journal report claims Luckey's activity on a polarizing, and often extreme, right-leaning Reddit channel caused an uproar among Facebook employees. It also says the company pressured Luckey to write in an internal email that he supported libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, instead of Trump.

    "We always made it clear that any mention of politics was up to Palmer and we did not pressure him to say something that wasn't factual or true," a Facebook spokesperson told CNBC.

    Facebook executives have said they're limited in what they can say about Luckey's departure, since it deals with confidential personnel matters. Luckey, who received a $100 million payout, according to the Journal, told CNBC last month it wasn't his choice to leave Facebook.

    Voting is beautiful, be beautiful ~ vote.©

    Monday, November 12, 2018

    Another Manafort Related Real Estate Bankruptcy Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Please keep in mind that this is only one type of real estate scheme, but they run them all the time, even in Detroit.

    Paul Manafort's ex-son-in-law Yohai charged with another real estate scam in LA

    Jeffrey Yohai in New York in January 2015
    Jeffrey Yohai

    LOS ANGELES — Federal prosecutors allege Paul Manafort's former son-in-law engaged in wire fraud and identity theft during a high-end, Los Angeles-area real estate scam while out on bond awaiting sentencing for different , according to a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday.

    The LAPD arrested Jeffrey Yohai, a real estate developer who did deals with Manafort, a week ago on suspicion of fraud and turned him over to federal officials Wednesday morning.

    He is expected to make his initial appearance on the new charges Wednesday afternoon.

    The FBI says that Yohai had been hard to find because over the past several months he's driven two different Rolls Royces, a Porsche Panamera, a Cadillac Escalade, and a Range Rover — all likely rented, the bureau says in court documents, in an effort to avoid detection.

    Yohai, who divorced Jessica Manafort in August 2017, was previously charged by federal prosecutors with conspiracy to commit bank and aggravated identity theft after defaulting on $15 million in real estate loans.

    In February 2018, Yohai pleaded guilty to misusing construction loan funds and another charge. His sentencing was continued to Jan. 18, 2019.

    According to the complaint in the original case, in 2015 and 2016 Yohai obtained $15 million in loans to purchase and rehabilitate three properties in the Hollywood Hills, then defaulted on the loans.

    Federal prosecutors now say his modus operandi in his "new crimes" is "strikingly like" that of his original federal offenses, and "involves some of the same participants."

    While Yohai was out on bond awaiting sentencing for his original offenses, say prosecutors, he and alleged co-conspirators would trick lenders into providing millions of loans based on false and inflated property appraisals of luxury homes that they did not own. They would then promise the actual owners of the luxury homes that they would secure wealthy short-term renters for their properties.

    According to the 43-page complaint filed Oct. 17 in the Central District of California, Yohai would then use the money to pay pre-existing debts or personal expenses.

    While he was collecting rent from tenants, including an unidentified NBA basketball player who paid $50,000 in rent for two months, prosecutors say Yohai kept the scam going by supplying the real owners of the properties with worthless checks and falsified wire transfer records.

    If the victim demanded repayment, Yohai would often buy time by sending checks written on accounts with insufficient funds. When those checks bounced, according to the complaint, Yohai would assert he wired the money back to the victim and send fake wire transfer documentation, "insisting that there must be some banking mistake to explain why the funds never arrive."

    The complaint alleges Yohai made false statements to investors during a lunch to the effect that "he 'turned state's evidence' on … Manafort" and "that he had to go to 'D.C.'" to meet with staff from special counsel Robert Mueller's office or "downtown" to meet with "the feds." But the complaint does not specify whether Yohai ever met with any members of Mueller's team, and makes no further mention of the special counsel, whose investigation led to his ex-father-in-law's conviction and guilty pleas on multiple criminal counts.

    Federal prosecutors in California and the special counsel have looked into Manafort's business deals with Yohai, who was Manafort's partner in four California property deals that failed and were placed in bankruptcy. Manafort's holding company, MC Brooklyn Holdings, also bought a brownstone in Brooklyn, New York, in December 2012 for $2,995,000 that was brokered by Yohai, real estate postings online show.

    Manafort pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with Mueller shortly before the start of his second trial in mid-September. The Brooklyn home is one of several properties that Manafort agreed to forfeit as a result of his plea agreement.

    Voting is beautiful, be beautiful ~ vote.©

    Cocktails & Popcorn: Impeachment Recipe For Removal From Office For Stealin'

    Sweet Tea Sangria Recipe
    750-ml. bottle white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
    sweet tea
    1/4 c. 
    triple sec
    2 c. 
    sliced frozen peaches
    Fresh mint, for garnish
    It seems we have ourselves an impeachment model being executed.

    This elected official impeachment model was constructed by mixing the right ingredients of federal jurisdiction and the state constitution, with a sprig of resignation.

    It started in Detroit.

    A peachy delight!

    Special session canceled after West Virginia justice resigns

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The resignation of a West Virginia Supreme Court justice recently convicted of federal charges prompted the governor Sunday to cancel a special legislative session that was to consider the justice's removal.

    It was the latest development in an impeachment scandal miring some past and present justices in varying accusations including abuse of authority and failure to rein in excessive spending that engulfed the state's highest court for months.

    Republican Gov. Jim Juestice's office said late Saturday he received a letter from Justice Allen Loughry and accepted his resignation effective at the close of business Monday. Justice had no further comment and Loughry's one-sentence resignation letter didn't elaborate.

    Loughry was convicted last month of federal criminal charges including wire fraud involving his personal use of state cars and fuel cards and mail fraud. He has requested a new trial.

    Last week Justice had called the special session for Tuesday, saying in a proclamation that it would consider removing Loughry from his post. Another proclamation Sunday canceled the special session in light of Loughry's resignation.

    Loughry couldn't be reached for comment. His attorney, John A. Carr, said in an email he would have no comment.

    Loughry and three other justices were impeached by the West Virginia House in August over questions involving lavish office renovations that evolved into varying accusations of corruption, incompetence and neglect of duty. One of them, Justice Beth Walker, was cleared of an impeachment charge at a Senate trial last month.

    The West Virginia Supreme Court last month effectively halted the Legislature's remaining efforts to impeach the state's justices as a violation of the separate of power doctrine. The court ruled that the Senate lacks jurisdiction to pursue its impeachment trial of Justice Margaret Workman.

    The Senate had postponed Workman's trial after the presiding judge didn't show up following the court ruling. A panel of acting justices said the court's decision to stop Workman's impeachment hearing also applies to retired Justice Robin Davis and Loughry, who had petitioned the court to intervene.

    Senate President Mitch Carmichael, a Republican, lauded the resignation announcement Saturday.
    "We appreciate that Justice Loughry has decided to do the right thing and step down from the Court," Carmichael said in a statement.

    Judicial elections in West Virginia became nonpartisan in 2016, but the court's impeachment scandal this year stirred political attacks. Some Democrats argued that the court's shakeup over spending and other issues was a power grab by the Republican-led legislature.

    On Election Day, two state Supreme Court justices appointed to the court after the scandal broke won election to continue on the bench: Former House speaker Tim Armstead and ex-Congressman Evan Jenkins won those races Tuesday night, each defeating nine other candidates. They had originally been appointed by Justice to fill two of the seats on the state's highest court pending the midterm election.

    Armstead will complete the term of Justice Menis Ketchum, who announced his resignation on the eve of the House's impeachment proceedings. The term runs through 2020.

    Jenkins will serve until 2024, when the term of retired Justice Robin Davis ends. Davis also was impeached.

    Voting is beautiful, be beautiful ~ vote.©

    Cocktails & Popcorn: Marc Elias Is Coming In For A Landing In Detroit, Right After Broward County Election Recount

    Previously, on Cocktails & Popcorn, Florida Broward County had some issues with voter ballots and its clerk where the call was put out to remove the County Clerk from office, immediately, and put the office in federal receivership, exactly like they do in child abuse and neglect cases.

    Something tells me the same thing is about to happen to Detroit, but, hey, what do I know?

    Back to Florida.


    Then, this happened.
    Then, this happened.
    Then, this happened.

    It dawned on me that Marc Elias, "Legal Genius" (trademark pending) of Perkins Coie Sucks is about to deal with his own election interference Office of the Special Prosecutor indictment in Detroit, so I thought it best not to tell his tale, because that would just ruin another cocktails & popcorn moment.

    Stay tuned and get more popcorn.

    We are coming in for a landing in Detroit.


    Voting is beautiful, be beautiful ~ vote.©

    Sunday, November 11, 2018

    CONYERS Voting Rights Report Removed From Library Of Congress: Preserving Democracy: What Went Wrong in Ohio - Status Report of the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff - 2004

    Well, it seems that this federal document has been removed from the Library of Congress.


    About this Item

    What went wrong in Ohio : the Conyers report on the 2004 presidential election /
    Report of an investigation into irregularities reported in the 2004 Presidential election in Ohio, compiled by the Democratic staff of the House Judiciary Committee.
    Contributor Names
    United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary.
    Created / Published
    Chicago : Academy Chicago Publishers, c2005.
    Subject Headings
    -  Contested elections--Ohio
    -  Minorities--Suffrage--Ohio
    -  Presidents--United States--Election--2004
    -  Elections--Ohio--Management
    -  Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-142).
    xii, 142 p. ; 22 cm.
    Call Number/Physical Location
    JK526 2004 .U55 2005
    Digital Id
    Library of Congress Control Number
    Report of an investigation into irregularities reported in the 2004 Presidential election in Ohio, compiled by the Democratic staff of the House Judiciary Committee.
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    Additional Metadata Formats
    MARCXML Record
    MODS Record
    Dublin Core Record

    But, have no fear, I found it, below, and it was not found in any U.S. governmental archive.

    Now, why would someone allow such a prescient, historic report on voting irregularities be removed from the National Archives?

    Perhaps, it was to seize the assets of the civil rights legacy.

    But, hey, what do I know?

    I know the U.S. Department of Justice should look into this.

    Congress can not obviate if there is no precedent.

    For your generalizable pleasure, we can now statistically reconstruct these investigations using databases, for external validity in the courts, of course.

    Executive Summary

    Representative John Conyers, Jr., the Ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, asked
    the Democratic staff to conduct an investigation into irregularities reported in the Ohio presidential election and to prepare a Status Report concerning the same prior to the Joint Meeting of Congress scheduled for January 6, 2005, to receive and consider the votes of the electoral college for president. The following Report includes a brief chronology of the events; summarizes the relevant background law; provides detailed findings (including factual findings and legal analysis); and describes various recommendations for acting on this Report going forward.

    We have found numerous, serious election irregularities in the Ohio presidential election, which resulted in a significant disenfranchisement of voters. Cumulatively, these irregularities, which affected hundreds of thousand of votes and voters in Ohio, raise grave doubts regarding whether it can be said the Ohio electors selected on December 13, 2004, were chosen in a manner that conforms to Ohio law, let alone federal requirements and constitutional standards.

    This report, therefore, makes three recommendations: (1) consistent with the requirements of the United States Constitution concerning the counting of electoral votes by Congress and Federal law implementing these requirements, there are ample grounds for challenging the electors from the State of Ohio; (2) Congress should engage in further hearings into the widespread irregularities reported in Ohio; we believe the problems are serious enough to warrant the appointment of a joint select Committee of the House and Senate to investigate and report back to the Members; and (3) Congress needs to enact election reform to restore our people’s trust in our democracy. These changes should include putting in place more specific federal protections for federal elections, particularly in the areas of audit capability for electronic voting machines and casting and counting of provisional ballots, as well as other needed changes to federal and state election laws.
    Voting is beautiful, be beautiful ~ vote.©

    Friday, November 9, 2018

    Happy National Adoption Month: SCOTUS - DHS v. States Children's Trust Funds On Trafficking Tiny Humans - DACA, DAPA Privatization Policies Of Fraud

    Children's Trust Funds is the reason why we are in SCOTUS.

    The link, below, is the first Petition for Certiorari, and a bit of history, in dealing with the chattel law in the trafficking of tiny humans under DACA and DAPA for National Adoption Month.

    Happy National Adoption Month: TRUMP v. NAACP Petition For Certiorari To SCOTUS On Trafficking Tiny Humans - DACA, DAPA

    In short, DACA and DAPA are policies, not laws, because the Congress refuses to make law in dealing with child immigration.

    The reason why the Congress will not touch the fraud in child welfare is because it is what keeps them in a job.

    That is why you have the States jumping to defend DACA because it is their money maker through the Public Private Partnerships o Children's Trust Funds:

    This dispute concerns the policy of immigration enforcement discretion known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). In 2016, this Court affirmed, by an equally divided Court, a decision of the Fifth Circuit holding that two related Department of Homeland Security (DHS) discretionary enforcement policies, including an expansion of the DACA policy, were likely unlawful and should be enjoined. See United States v. Texas, 136 S. Ct. 2271 (per curiam). In September 2017, DHS determined that the original DACA policy was unlawful and would likely be struck down by the courts on the same grounds as the related policies. DHS thus instituted an orderly wind-down of the DACA policy. The questions presented are as follows: 1. Whether DHS’s decision to wind down the DACA policy is judicially reviewable. 2. Whether DHS’s decision to wind down the DACA policy is lawful.

    Petitioners are the Donald J. Trump, President of the United States; Jefferson B. Sessions III, Attorney General of the United States; Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and the United States.
    Respondents are the Regents of the University of California; Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California; the State of California; the State of Maine; the State of Maryland; the State of Minnesota; the City of San Jose; Dulce Garcia; Miriam Gonzalez Avila; Saul Jimenez Suarez; Viridiana Chabolla Mendoza; Norma Ramirez; Jirayut Latthivongskorn; the County of Santa Clara; and Service Employees International Union Local 521.
    And, in the Vidal, et. al. case, you have:
    Respondents are Martin Jonathan Batalla Vidal, Antonio Alarcon, Eliana Fernandez, Carlos Vargas, Mariano Mondragon, and Carolina Fung Feng, on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated individuals; Make the Road New York, on behalf of itself, its members, its clients, and all similarly situated individuals; the State of New York; the State of Massachusetts; the State of Washington; the State of Connecticut; the State of Delaware; the District of Columbia; the State of Hawaii; the State of Illinois; the State of Iowa; the State of New Mexico; the State of North Carolina; the State of Oregon; the State of Pennsylvania; the State of Rhode Island; the State of Vermont; the State of Virginia; and the State of Colorado. 
    I have included the petition for cert of the individual DREAMer defendants, below.

    If you pay close attention to what I am saying, here, you will start to see a civil rights model.

    No? You can not see the civil rights model?

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    Brown v. Board of Education.

    In a nutshell, Brown v. Board of Education is child welfare legal precedent because it was the very first case that was based in what they called "science" back then.

    The SCOTUS case was fast tracked by enjoining all parties into on case for orals and opinion.

    I ran across a study that was actually used in one of the many enjoined cases in this action that came out of Kansas called Brown v. Board of Education.

    Yes, I was intentionally redundant in my cadence, of saying Brown v. Board of Education came out of Kansas.

    Do you know why?

    Because, the chattel model was created, right here, in Michigan called the Michigan Children's Trust Fund and the model transposed to Kansas to set up the parent trust fund.

    The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds (Alliance) is the only national membership organization representing state children’s trust and prevention funds (CTFs).

    Dr. Ray E. Helfer, M.D., began using his influence to create a protected source of funding for prevention by persuading the state legislature in Michigan to increase funding to add 50 full-time “prevention workers” to the protective services budget. After the “prevention worker” positions had been created and filled, all 50 had full-time protective service caseload and none of them was doing any prevention work. The needs and demands of children in crisis had compelled the decision makers to divert the money to treatment. This event helped shape the law that created Michigan’s Children’s Trust Fund and served as a model for all states.

    In summation, DACA is nothing but a product of judicial lobbying of legislating from the bench through privatization under UCC laws as foreign corporations to fund political campaigns, to ensure more trafficking of tiny human policies go through so there is more appropriation of federal funding to secure more foreign contracts designed to traffic more tiny humans for the continuance of stealin' children, land and votes.

    This is the reason why Medicaid Fraud in Child Welfare is going to SCOTUS.

    It all started in Detroit.

    It all started with the children because no one cares and there are too many trillions of dollars involved.

    Voting is beautiful, be beautiful ~ vote.©

    What Do Wayne County & Broward County Have In Common?

    Q: What do Wayne County, Michigan and Broward County, Florida have in common?

    A: A County Election Commission DOJ Voting Rights Task Force investigation!

    That is correct, the 2018 Primary Election Results for both states have yet to be certified.


    I wonder if Marc is going to have time in his busy schedule, shuttling between Detroit and D.C., to properly handle this Florida case.

    Everywhere in Wayne County there seems to be an issue with these absentee ballots.


    Florida’s Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, head of Broward County’s election board, has repeatedly been accused of misconduct.

    The Florida governor and Senate races could lie in her hands. A lawyer tied to the Democratic National Committee and Fusion GPS, the group behind the Steele dossier, has now gotten involved in a recount effort. Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Democrats are trying to “change the results” of the election, and a liberal said Snipes belongs in prison.

    Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is warning that the fate of his state’s governorship could hang in the hands of Florida’s Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, whom he’s called incompetent for violating state and federal laws. A liberal candidate similarly painted her as incompetent and corrupt.

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum initially conceded the Florida race to Republican Ron DeSantis, but backtracked after vote totals changed Thursday, narrowing the gap to less than half a percent in both the gubernatorial and senatorial races.

    Broward County is often the slowest of the state’s 67 counties to count votes, and its election department has repeatedly been faulted for wrongdoing.

    Now, Perkins Coie lawyer Marc Elias has been enlisted in a recount effort. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is retaining Elias, who said it’s “not plausible” that, as Broward statistics suggest, 14,000 people voted in sometimes-obscure state-level races but left the Senate one blank. Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who, by initial appearances, beat Nelson in a race for Senate, said Elias will use aggressive techniques to “steal” the election.

    Elias worked for both the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC during the 2016 election, even before the 2016 presidential candidate became the Democratic nominee, when the two were supposed to be independent. Perkins Coie also hired Fusion GPS during that election to investigate then-candidate Donald Trump, which ultimately resulted in an unverified dossier being sent to the FBI. “Democrat lawyers are descending on Florida,” Rubio tweeted Thursday. “They have been very clear they aren’t here to make sure every vote is counted. They are here to change the results of election; & Broward is where they plan to do it.”
    “Bay County was hit by a Cat 4 Hurricane just 4 weeks ago, yet managed to count votes & submit timely results,” the Florida Republican continued. “Yet over 41 hours after polls closed Broward elections office is still counting votes?” Rubio also pointed out that Snipes “doesn’t know how many ballots are left to be counted” and that she isn’t regularly reporting results, which are “chipping away at GOP leads.”
    A liberal college professor who ran for Congress challenging Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz from the left, Tim Canova, made similar statements. Wasserman Schultz resigned as head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) after leaked emails showed party officials seeking to rig the 2016 presidential primary against Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, but she continues to represent the Broward area in the House.
    A judge found in August that Snipes improperly handled mail-in ballots, and ordered her not to open mail-in ballots in secret after the Republican Party complained. Snipes’s defense rested on a claim that she didn’t know what the word “canvassing” meant, even though she is on the county’s Canvassing Board.

    In May, a judge found that Snipes’s office broke the law by destroying ballots in the 2016 race between Wasserman Schultz and Canova. Canova told The Daily Caller News Foundation that in that case, “they claimed to not know the difference between a federal and state investigation. They claim to be incompetent, but my impression is it’s partly a ruse.”

    Polling and early-voting results showed him performing well in 2016, then the reported results rapidly shifted to favor Wasserman Schultz, leading him to suspect manipulation. “So we put in a public records request to inspect some of the ballots, and if inspecting the paper ballot matched up, then it’s done, it will satisfy everyone,” Canova told TheDCNF. ” But the supervisor of elections stonewalled me for months.”

     “I was told they didn’t have scanned images, even though on election night they put the ballots through a scanner.

    So we filed a discovery request to see the paper ballots,” he continued. “Three days later [Snipes] signed an order to destroy the ballots and certified that they were not the subject to ongoing litigation.”

    “Her excuse was she just signed anything put in front of her and didn’t read it,” Canova said. “Then she said the ballots were put in the wrong place and that’s why they were destroyed. She concealed the destruction for two weeks.” Snipes’s position is an elected one, and she is a Democrat. Canova said even though Snipes admitted to destroying the ballots in a videotaped deposition, the government continued to fight the case. 

    “They’re using taxpayer money while bleeding us dry.” Canova questioned why Scott and state Attorney General Pam Bondi, who’s also a Republican, didn’t pursue Snipes for criminal prosecution. He said she could face felony charges that carry five years in prison.

     “We’re dealing with organized crime. I just don’t trust anything that comes out of this office,” he said. He said Republicans had joined with him to try to defeat Wasserman Schultz, saying “I might not agree with Tim about Medicare for All, but this about integrity, this is about getting out corruption.”
    Canova posted video of people putting bags of ballots into private vehicles, including a sports car.
    Rubio also retweeted that a teacher said found a box of provisional ballots left behind at a school after Election Day.

    Snipes did not return a request for comment. Voting is beautiful, be beautiful ~ vote.©

    The Washington Post Has An Issue Saying "Voting Rights"

    The Washington Post recently posited their position on the foreshadowing of violation of voting rights in the Mid Term Election of 2018:

    Without evidence, Trump and Sessions warn of voter fraud in Tuesday’s elections

    Since the Washington Post failed to execute a basic internet search for the  well documented  congressional hearings, grievances, lawsuits and your basic news articles addressing the ongoing issues of voting rights, which includes omission of the name of the individual who has championed voting rights as his legacy, I thought it only proper to assist in their reporting, as they are the keepers of the public record, or so they say, because it is a private corporation, held accountable to, well, that is still being played out.

    For your viewing pleasure, here is a presentation on how pre-existing concerns of voting rights because the exact same thing going on in Michigan is going on in Florida.


    The Washington Post has a problem saying Voting Rights, but the real question, is why.

    I am going to go with the conclusions of Senate Judiciary findings asking why #perkinscoiesucks.

    I shall assume these results were suppressed in their online searches.

    Cocktails & Popcorn: Brenda Jones, DOJ & The 13th Congressional Seat of Michigan

    Allegations of voter fraud in Hamtramck lead to police raids

    My Letter to Hamtramck Councilman Abu Musa: Understanding a Democratic Government

    Wayne County Clerk To Intervene In Hamtramck Elections

    Hamtramck Amended Original ... by on Scribd

    Voting is beautiful, be beautiful ~ vote.©

    Thursday, November 8, 2018

    Cocktails & Popcorn: FACT v. CREW - Matt Whitaker, Ethics, Whitewater & Detroit

    There seems to be a bit of disdain in the decision for Sessions to resign and Matt Whitaker to take the helm. to steer the DOJ.
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    Liam Tran with 
    World Powerlifing Champion 
    Ernie Lilliebridge, Sr.

    Why Trump could face legal challenges over Whitaker

    People are complaining that his position is "unconstitutional" because he is not confirmed by Senate but failed to look at the

    Cocktails & Popcorn: Sessions Resigns, Matt Whitaker Is Acting & I Am Ready

    But, for a moment, I almost forgot  that this is another one of those transposable models I just so adore.

    Then I had a revelation because I remembered about the Acting U.S. Assistant Attorneys of the Districts that were left vacant for quite some time, where many key positions within the DOJ are still, to this very moment, vacant.

    There was even an issue under the Federal Vacancies Act, that came out of Whitewater to address any issues with the appointment and firing of a Special Counsel

    There are, however, a few key limitations on the scope of the Vacancies Act. Notably, the Vacancies Act governs the ability of a person to perform only those functions and duties of an office that are nondelegable. Unless a statute or regulation expressly specifies that a duty must be performed by the absent officer, that duty may be delegated to another government employee.* In other words, delegable job responsibilities are outside the purview of the Vacancies Act. In addition, if another statute expressly authorizes acting service, that other statute may render the Vacancies Act nonexclusive, or possibly even inapplicable. (That is secret code for "Special Counsel". They did not that Fiske-Starr switcho-chango to happen again.)
    But, in this instance, I thought of Sandy Baruah.

    New Small-Business Chief Has Critics Already

    My most sincerest apologies for the digression with the Sandy, but I was experiencing another Post Traumatic Fraud Syndrome episode.

    This is also taken directly from the Federal Vacancies Act.
     As a default rule, the first assistant to a position automatically becomes the acting officer.
    First assistant can also mean Chief of Staff.

    Then I knew I was on the right tract to deconstructing this transposable model down to its origins, right here in Detroit.

    So, let me get this straight, you have a guy, who is a power lifter (had to throw that one in), run for office, then file a bunch of complaints about people in office to Ethics, dealing with personal inurement of office, in a situation of leaking of an ongoing investigation of a former Attorney General, all swirling around the Federal Vacancies Act?

    Lemisch's Leaks - Matt Schneider Is Back & So Are Detroit Public Corruption Investigations

    I stood aghast for the thought that this could have actually been planned.

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    "This is so hot for #MeToo."
    I wonder who would plan such a cocktails & popcorn worthy moment, for the model sounds so eerily recognizable.

    It would have had to be someone who knows of Said Act and Whitewater, succinctly well.

    But hey, what do I know?

    I know Perkins Coie Sucks because CREW just filed a letter of recusal to DOJ.

    Qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur.

    Voting is beautiful, be beautiful ~ vote.©

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    CONYERS v. TRUMP: Emoluments Clause Case Is Fast Tracked To SCOTUS With A Tweet

    In the latest update of the Trump Emoluments Clause Case, we see that a tweet can now be entered into a court of law.


    I am not a tweeter because Twitter shadowbanned my Sweetie and me for years, but Trump is, and he has tweeted his way to fast tracking the case to SCOTUS!

    To read the DC Circuit docket, complaint and latest opinion of Judge Emmet Sullivan, click here.

    You may listen to Blumenthal in the CAC Foreign Emolumments Clause Case Pre-argument Press Call, June 5, 2018 here.

    To follow the fast track to SCOTUS, click here.

    The Text History of the Foreign Emoluments Clause by Beverly Tran on Scribd

    Voting is beautiful, be beautiful ~ vote.©

    Cocktails & Popcorn: Sessions Resigns, Matt Whitaker Is Acting & I Am Ready

    1920s Andrew Loomis Coca Cola Ad
    "I saved a seat for you.
    Is it my turn, yet?"
    I do not know of this Matt Whitaker, or do I?

    He has a background in trafficking tiny humans and patents, which is always a good thing.

    He also seems to have no problems in the spotlight, which is odd for an USAA, but not uncommon, and needs to be done more often so the people understand what is going on in federal litigation in their districts.


    But then, I decided to go through my database and found out that he knows stuff....lots of stuff....

    FACT Request For House Ethics To Investigate U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz For Employment Violations Of Staffer Imran Awan

    Well, hello, Matt.

    My little Jeffy set it all up, and is now leaving the stage, taking his seat with a bucket of popcorn and an icy beverage for the show.

    Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general

    Washington — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned as the country’s chief law enforcement officer.

    Sessions announced his plan to resign in a letter to the White House on Wednesday.

    President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that Sessions’ chief of staff Matt Whitaker would become the new acting attorney general.

    The attorney general had endured more than a year of stinging and personal criticism from Trump over his recusal from the investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

    Trump blamed the decision for opening the door to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, who took over the Russia investigation and began examining whether Trump’s hectoring of Sessions was part of a broader effort to obstruct justice.

    Matthew Whitaker: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Matt Whitaker
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has submitted his resignation after being asked to do so by President Donald Trump. The acting attorney general will be Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, an attorney from Iowa.

    Whitaker, 49, penned an op-ed in August 2017 in which he argued that Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Donald Trump was going “too far.” Trump has been sharply critical of Sessions for recusing himself in the Russia investigation, which the president has derided as a witch hunt. It is not clear if Whitaker will be forced to recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation and Mueller’s probe. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been supervising the special counsel’s probe because of Sessions’ recusal.

    “Matt is a well-respected attorney and entrepreneur. Matt is the former United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa. Matt was also the starting tight end for the Iowa Hawkeyes in the 1991 Rose Bowl,” Whitaker’s LinkedIn page reads.
    Here’s what you need to know about Matt Whitaker:

    1. Trump Floated the Idea of Matthew Whitaker Replacing Jeff Sessions Permanently, Reports Say

    On October 10, 2018, The Washington Post reported that Trump had talked recently with Matt Whitaker “about replacing Sessions as attorney general.” The newspaper cited anonymous sources for its reporting. The newspaper added that it was not clear how serious the president was or whether he had Whitaker in mind in a permanent sense or as an acting AG. Whitaker’s name has also been floated as a possible replacement for Rod Rosenstein at DOJ if Trump fires him. Rosenstein oversees the Mueller probe because Sessions recused himself.

    Matt Whitaker is the chief of staff to Jeff Sessions, a position to which he was named in October 2017. His LinkedIn page describes him as “chief of staff and senior counselor to the Attorney General.” He once lost a Republican primary in Iowa to Sen. Joni Ernst, who released a statement praising Sessions’ choice of Whitaker as his chief of staff, calling him a “tireless advocate for the rule of law and the enforcement of our nation’s laws.”

    He’s also been floated as a possible replacement for White House Counsel Don McGahn.

    2. In the Op-Ed, Whitaker Argued That Mueller Should Not Look Into Trump’s Finances

    The op-ed by Whitaker was published by CNN. In it, Matthew Whitaker argued that the Mueller probe was coming close to crossing a “red line.”

    “Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russia 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing,” he wrote, referring to any probe of the president’s finances.

    He brought up his own legal background, writing, “I can understand how a motivated prosecutor, in a broad investigation into the financial affairs of high-profile individuals, can become overzealous toward the targets of such probes — with calamitous results.”

    He argued that Rod Rosenstein, who is in charge of the Russia probe because of Sessions’ recusal, should limit the inquiry or it could risk looking like a political fishing expedition.

    3. Matthew Whitaker, Who Is Married With 3 Children, Played Tight End on the 1991 Rose Bowl Team for the Iowa Hawkeyes

    Matthew Whitaker was a successful college football player. He was an Iowa Hawkeyes tight end and member of the 1991 Rose Bowl team, according to WHO-TV.

    The television station reports that Whitaker played football at Ankeny High School and “was named to the all-state football team and later got inducted into the Iowa High School Football Hall of Fame.”
    A press release bio says Matthew Whitaker “was an academic All-American football player, playing on the University of Iowa’s last Rose Bowl team in 1991…Matt will be inducted into the Iowa High School Football Hall of Fame at half time of the 4A state championship game.”

    He also served as Executive Director of a conservative “ethics watchdog” group called the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT). For example, he released a statement for the group that quoted him as saying, “The revelation today that the Obama State Department has deemed some of Hillary Clinton’s emails ‘too damaging’ to release in any kind of form now removes any doubt about whether Hillary Clinton put our national security at risk for the sake of her personal privacy and pursuit of the White House. This week I called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate this most serious breach of national security. Because the Obama administration has a clear conflict of interest, it is imperative this investigation is done by an individual independent from the administration and is required to maintain the citizen’s trust in and the integrity of the government. This call is even more urgent given today’s disturbing news.”

    Whitaker is married, to Marci Whitaker, and has three children. His wife works as a civil engineer. According to her bio on the website for the Des Moines company she works for, Mc2 Inc., Marci Whitaker, “has been with Mc2, Inc. since May 2011. Marci has a B.S. civil engineering degree from the University of Iowa and worked for consulting engineering firms in Minnesota and Iowa for 18 years prior to joining Mc2. She currently holds a Professional Engineer license in Iowa. Her past design experience includes wastewater treatment design, biosolids treatment, biogas handling, odor control and disinfection. Marci is a member of WEF and is the newsletter committee chair for IAWEA. Marci is originally from Ely, Iowa.”

    4. Whitaker Is a Former U.S. Attorney Who Has Appeared on CNN

    Matthew Whitaker worked as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa. In 2009, Whitaker “tendered his resignation” to Barack Obama after serving since 2004 in the position. He was described as a “Bush holdover” as he was chosen for the position by former President George W. Bush.

    “Being United States Attorney is the greatest professional experience and honor of my life. I am very proud of what we have accomplished in this office,” Whitaker said in a press release. “We have worked very hard these almost 5 ½ years to advance the goals of the Department of Justice. We have been firmly committed to protecting our citizens from terrorist attacks, reducing gang and gun violence, protecting our children from predators, reducing the availability of meth, cocaine, and marijuana in our communities, and protecting the taxpayers through our civil division.”

    The press release listed these cases:
    “• United States v. Cunningham, et al, the “CIETC” case: pleas and convictions in connection with the fraud at the Central Iowa Employment Training Consortium;
    • Operation Wirebreaker: a coordinated District-wide enforcement effort seeking individuals that trade child porn on peer-to-peer networks resulting in 13 individuals being charged;
    • United States v. Wallenfang: conviction and sentencing of a child pornography producer from Ankeny;
    • Swift & Company Immigration Enforcement: charged almost 30 individuals with Immigration and Identity Theft charges with pleas and convictions;
    • United States v. Davis and Edwards: both defendants received 360 months in prison for their involvement in an arson in Iowa City that resulted in one person’s death.”

    Whitaker also served as a partner at a Des Moines law firm, writing on LinkedIn that he performed, “civil litigation, business transactions and estate planning and probate. We can offer efficient and effective legal representation as well as unparalleled client service and a true commitment to obtaining the best result possible. Let us fight for you and be your voice. Offices in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.”

    According to his resignation press release as U.S. Attorney, Whitaker “holds three degrees from the University of Iowa (Law, MBA and BA).”

    5. Whitaker Ran for Public Office Twice & Once Said He Wanted to Be Like Rand Paul

    Matt Whitaker has two previous failed bids for state office, running for state treasurer and U.S. Senate. He lost the treasurer’s race to the Democrat, 43% to 54%, in 2002. Whitaker ran as a Republican.

    When he ran for U.S. Senate, Whitaker commented that he wanted to model himself after U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. He also said he wanted to be like Sen. Ted Cruz, according to The Des Moines Register.

    He has served on advisory boards, including The World Patent Marketing Advisory Board.

    In 2017, the Federal Trade Commission alleged, “At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has found that the FTC is likely to prevail in its case against World Patent Marketing, an invention-promotion scheme that allegedly deceived consumers through misrepresentations about its success and the services it provided, and suppressed complaints about the company by threatening dissatisfied customers.”

    As previous positions, he listed on LinkedIn that he was previously owner of Little Endeavors, principal of the Freedom Strategy Group, an Iowa-based consulting firm, director and shareholder of State Savings Bank in West Des Moines, corporate counsel for SuperValu, and director-member of the board of directors for Merit Resources. He was also an associate at other law firms.

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