Monday, January 21, 2019

Whitewater: Just My #MeToo Notes - 2-5-1998

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Sources: Lewinsky Won't Say Clinton Told Her To Lie

Clinton denies 'legal charges' as Podesta testifies before grand jury

WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Feb. 5) -- Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, even if granted immunity, is not prepared to testify that either President Bill Clinton or his friend Vernon Jordan ever told her flatly to lie under oath about her alleged affair with the president, CNN has learned.
Sources say Lewinsky is prepared to say the president and Jordan urged her to be "evasive," which legal experts say may not meet the test for encouraging perjury and obstructing justice.
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The sources say Lewinsky's offer is not good enough for Starr, because, on secretly-recorded conversations with onetime friend Linda Tripp, Lewinsky is heard alleging Clinton and Jordan told her to lie.

This was described as the main reason Starr backed away Wednesday from an immunity agreement reached with Lewinsky's lawyer Monday night.

These same sources, close to the investigation, say Lewinsky is prepared to say she had oral sex with Clinton, though not intercourse.

Clinton has vehemently denied having sexual relations with Lewinsky, or telling anyone to lie.

During an Oval Office appearance Thursday with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Clinton three times refused to say what kind of relationship he had with Lewinsky.

"I have already denied the legal charges, strongly, and I do so again," Clinton said. "But there is an ongoing investigation. Under those circumstances, the right thing for me to do is to go back and do the job the American people hired me to do, and that's what I am doing."

Sources say Starr's staff is now asking that Lewinsky submit to a formal interview before any immunity is granted, though he will not discuss particulars.

Starr says inquiry is 'moving very quickly'

In Little Rock, Ark., Starr brushed aside questions Thursday about the status of immunity talks with Lewinsky, but said his investigation into the sex-and-perjury allegations involving Clinton is making progress.

Starr, in Arkansas for a pre-trial hearing in former Gov. Jim Guy Tucker's second trial, said the investigation into the Lewinsky matter is "moving very quickly and we've made very significant progress."

"We are going by the book," Starr said when asked about the immunity discussions with Lewinsky. "We want the truth. We want all the truth. We want it completely, accurately and we will satisfy ourselves that we're getting the truth."

Starr's office is looking into allegations that Clinton had a sexual relationship with Lewinsky, and then urged her to lie about it under oath.

Starr noted that Attorney General Janet Reno gave his office jurisdiction over "very serious allegations" involving the president.

"Those allegations are possible obstruction of justice, intimidation of witnesses and subornation of perjury," Starr said. "That is an extraordinary set of circumstances. We're investigating those as promptly, as quickly as we can."

Starr also declined to comment on a report in Thursday's Washington Post that he has given Lewinsky's lawyers until the end of the week to make the former intern available for questioning, or let her face possible prosecution.

Clinton calls executive privilege 'a hypothetical question'

In his photo ops with Blair, Clinton was asked about whether his aides might assert executive privilege to limit their grand jury testimony, called that "a hypothetical question."

"First let me make it clear that for four years we have been cooperating -- exhaustively," Clinton said. "And that's a hypothetical question as far as I know. Should it arise, I will await a recommendation from the White House counsel about the institutional responsibilities of the presidency, and then when I get it I will make a decision."

Executive privilege is a president's right to withhold specific information, usually deliberations with top aides, from Congress or the courts.
In Little Rock, Starr said the purpose for invoking executive privilege would be to prevent the grand jury from "getting specific information," and he would have to assess his options if the White House goes that route.

Ginsburg not surprised at immunity rejection

Meanwhile, Lewinsky's attorney, William Ginsburg, says he was not surprised that Starr rejected a written statement seeking her immunity from prosecution.

Ginsburg told CNN late Wednesday that he had not spoken to Starr and does not anticipate talking to him anytime soon. "Frankly, I don't want to really deal with him anymore," Ginsburg said.

Ginsburg said he was busy preparing a defense for Lewinsky and he was "hell-bent on telling the truth."

Ginsburg said he was not going to be "intimidated by a man with a mission," saying he had a young woman to defend. He is convinced he will have to defend his client, saying, "That is what I am going to do ... no more games."

"If Judge Starr's object of this whole investigation is to net Monica Lewinsky in a conviction and jail time, then we have to look at how our tax dollars are being spent," Ginsburg told reporters.

When asked about the future, Ginsburg said, "The presidency will be preserved, the American public will have restored confidence in the system, the Congress will have reviewed the office of the Independent Counsel in terms of the legislation that enabled it, and once again we will have some restoration of confidence in government.

"In terms of my client, my client hopefully will be old news, and she will have a job somewhere and building a career," Ginsburg added. "I will be back to the normal practice of country law and no longer in the Beltway. With any luck at all, my next tour will be of New York, not of Washington."
Ginsburg said he expects to return to Washington sometime next week, probably Tuesday or Wednesday.

Word broke Wednesday that Starr had rejected the written statement by Lewinsky's lawyers.

More details emerge about negotiations

Sources familiar with the investigation told CNN that lawyers for Starr and Lewinsky had actually signed an immunity agreement Monday evening, an agreement that Starr has now backed away from.
The sources say Starr's lawyers want to re-open talks, even though Lewinsky and her attorneys, Ginsburg and Nathaniel Speights, signed the agreement on Starr's Office of Independent Counsel stationery.

A well-placed source familiar with the investigation says that Lewinsky's attorneys gave Starr's office a written proffer, or statement, outlining what she would be prepared to say if granted immunity.

But prosecutors apparently concluded that Lewinsky's statement of what she knew was not clear enough. The Washington Post reported today that its source said Lewinsky acknowledged having a sexual relationship with Clinton in the statement, but gave a muddled account of whether she was urged to lie about the relationship when she spoke to lawyers in the Paula Jones case.

Jones, a former Arkansas state employee, has filed a lawsuit against Clinton, alleging that he asked her for oral sex while he was governor, and that after she rebuffed him, she suffered a hostile work environment. That case is due to go to trial in May.

Podesta testifies before grand jury

Meanwhile, the Whitewater grand jury continued to hear testimony in the case. White House Deputy Chief of Staff John Podesta testified and is expected to return to answer more questions Friday.

"I did answer all of the questions put to me today," Podesta told waiting reporters afterward. "Nothing in my testimony in any way contradicted the strong denials that the president has made to these allegations, and since I have been asked to return and answer some additional questions, I think that it's best that I not answer any questions out here and reserve that to the grand jury."

Earlier in the day, the grand jury heard from another former White House intern.

Justin Coleman, a 21-year-old former intern at the White House, testified and then told reporters he had no knowledge of a relationship -- "proper or improper" -- between Lewinsky and Clinton.
"I at no time had knowledge of any relationship -- proper or improper -- between the president and Miss Lewinsky," Coleman said. "I support President Clinton and am grateful for the opportunity to have served him and his administration. I leave now to return to Brown University."

Coleman, from Chapel Hill, N.C., said he worked in the White House from August 1997 through January 1998.

A case of mistaken identity?

In West Palm Beach, Fla., Starr has subpoenaed videotapes of Clinton's trip to south Florida last year.
A White House source told CNN that Lewinsky was not on the March 1997 visit to golfer Greg Norman's house.

The subpoena, delivered to WPEC-TV Thursday afternoon, asked the West Palm Beach station to "produce the video tape or video tapes depicting President William Jefferson Clinton with Miss Monica Lewinsky on a trip President Clinton made to Florida during which he visited Greg Norman."
It was on that trip that Clinton tore a tendon in his right knee when he lost his footing on a step at Norman's home.

The management at WPEC told CNN that it has scanned most of the tapes of its coverage of Clinton's visit to south Florida and has found no pictures of Lewinsky.

A White House source said Starr may have confused Lewinsky with a female National Security Council (NSC) staffer who was assigned to the trip.

The source said a West Palm Beach newspaper reporter has shown the White House a videotape from the Clinton visit which pictures the president and the NSC employee exiting a limousine.

A WPEC reporter told CNN that over a week ago editors did find a segment of video showing the president and a dark-haired woman in a limousine, but, when they checked her identity, it was determined she was an NSC employee.

WPEC management said it had not decided as of Thursday afternoon if it would hand over the tapes or challenge the subpoena in court. The subpoena gives the station until Feb. 10 to respond.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer contributed to this report.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

International Day Of Peace - 2019 - Happy Anniversary

This was written upon that very moment, when the revelation came to me, that I was dealing with "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending) and transformed into the Celestial Goddess of the Woodshed, to save my Errant Knight from the Burning Ivory Tower, infested with the Smarty Pants who were stealin' the children, the land and the votes.

I hope Nancy Pelosi gets this while she is on her re-grouping mission, for I only wish to inspire her to say his name.

Sometimes, I derive joy from the smallest things in life.

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Happy Anniversary, Sweetie!

In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and in honor of the gentle spirit who authored John Conyers, Jr., I present this piece, again, to pray for all to recognize that we, as humans, are many in body, but may only become united under the universal care for the peaceful health of society.
this legislation,

The issues surrounding unruly town hall meetings and angry mobs were addressed over 200 years ago in the Federalist Papers, specifically #9, Hamilton and #10 Madison.

Hamilton #9The utility of a Confederacy, as well to suppress faction and to guard the internal tranquillity of States, as to increase their external force and security, is in reality not a new idea. It has been practiced upon in different countries and ages, and has received the sanction of the most approved writers on the subject of politics.

What Hamilton basically says is that an insurgent faction disrupts consolidation and consensus of groups, better known as a republic. This idea was expounded and refined in Madison #10.

Madison identified the "inner tranquility" of the consolidation and consensus of groups as the "majority".  He further spoke of the futility of non-peaceful protests as they disregarded established legislative processes, having elected government representatives.

"Men of factious tempers, of local prejudices, or of sinister designs, may, by intrigue, by corruption, or by other means, first obtain the suffrages, and then betray the interests, of the people."

Historically, civil disobedience only works when functioning under the policy of peace. These protests are not peaceful in language or activities, an early presentation of failure of the insurgence.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise therof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.The Bill of Rights: First Amendment

The key word is "peace". Once this tenet of the First Amendment is violated, peace, the government is empowered to protect the people, pursuant to the General Welfare Clause in the U.S. Constitution. The following is an excerpt of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States, called the General Welfare Clause:

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

Violence, be it verbal, emotional, physical, or economic, becomes grounds for government intervention, or rather the calling of the police to maintain the peace. When this happens you have an insurrection, pursuant to the General Welfare Clause. Under this light, health care as commerce, or rather Universal Health Care, is seen as a "provision for the common defense social disease, meaning maintainability of individual and social health, becoming interchangeable with the temporal terminology of General Welfare.

Quintessentially, Universal Health Care is one in the same with the Common Defense and General Welfare of the people of the United States of America. Here is a visual model for greater understanding:

There is a lack of organization and understanding, as the insurrections constantly demonstrate a significant failure in mastering a rudimentary education of the social mobilization.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Michigan Speaker Of The House Invites Trump To Speak In Michigan Like BiBi Did - Will Nancy Say His Name? Happy MLK Day 2019

It seems Lee Chatfield has a personal vested interest in issuing a formal letter, with the Great Seal of the State of Michigan, in his official capacity as Speaker of the House, to invite the President to deliver the State of the Union in the State Capitol of Michigan.

That sounds like they want to issue a symbolic announcement of a federal takeover, similar in fashion to when Congress issued formal letter to invite the President of Israel, to speak in the Congress.

Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which just so happened to come out Detroit, where I am sure there will be great fanfare to encourage Trump to accept Lee's invitation and deliver the message of "Jobs, Justice, Peace."

Boy, it would just be one of those "gosh-golly-geeze" moments where Nancy Pelosi would have to #sayhisname.

Say his name, Nancy.

Michigan House speaker invites Trump to deliver State of the Union in Lansing

New House Speaker Lee Chatfield applauds his colleagues during opening ceremonies for the 100th Legislature.
Lee Chatfield, Michigan Speaker of the House
Lansing — Michigan’s GOP House Speaker Lee Chatfield has invited President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union address in the House chamber of the state capitol.

The invite comes as the president faces opposition from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who requested a delay of the Jan. 29 speech normally held in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., for alleged security concerns during the partial federal government shutdown.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has said the Secret Service and the Homeland Security Department “are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union.”

"Washington, D.C., may be bogged down in partisan politics, but Michigan is different," Chatfield wrote in his letter.

Chatfield of Levering noted Michigan also has a divided government but the Republican legislative majority is invested in the success of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

“…because some have chosen to stand in the way of your official duties, we would be honored to host you in our Capitol for this necessary address to our nation,” Chatfield wrote.

The letter echoes Chatfield's calls for cooperation among Republican and Democrats in Michigan, a priority he voiced upon becoming speaker last week, said Chatfield's spokesman Gideon D'Assandro. 
"...He wants Michigan to set the tone and show that leaders who disagree can still work together," D'Assandro said. "Washington, D.C., cannot figure that out, but the people of Michigan deserve better."

The letter prompted swift responses from liberal critics and Democratic state leaders. 
“If @LeeChatfield wanted to avoid ‘partisan gamesmanship’ he wouldn't pull stunts like this,” Sam Inglot of the Progress Michigan advocacy group wrote on Twitter.

House Democratic Leader Christine Greig of Farmington Hills said Michigan should not be distracted from its mission of "building bridges" by political games.

"Instead of inviting Washington’s dysfunction to Lansing, I am ready to work with the speaker and Gov. Whitmer to focus on the things that matter to Michigan families — fixing the roads, lowering health care costs and cleaning up our water," Greig said in a statement.  Chatfield of Levering noted Michigan also has a divided government but the Republican legislative majority is invested in the success of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

“…because some have chosen to stand in the way of your official duties, we would be honored to host you in our Capitol for this necessary address to our nation,” Chatfield wrote.

The letter echoes Chatfield's calls for cooperation among Republican and Democrats in Michigan, a priority he voiced upon becoming speaker last week, said Chatfield's spokesman Gideon D'Assandro. 
"...He wants Michigan to set the tone and show that leaders who disagree can still work together," D'Assandro said. "Washington, D.C., cannot figure that out, but the people of Michigan deserve better."

The letter prompted swift responses from liberal critics and Democratic state leaders. 
“If @LeeChatfield wanted to avoid ‘partisan gamesmanship’ he wouldn't pull stunts like this,” Sam Inglot of the Progress Michigan advocacy group wrote on Twitter.

House Democratic Leader Christine Greig of Farmington Hills said Michigan should not be distracted from its mission of "building bridges" by political games.

"Instead of inviting Washington’s dysfunction to Lansing, I am ready to work with the speaker and Gov. Whitmer to focus on the things that matter to Michigan families — fixing the roads, lowering health care costs and cleaning up our water," Greig said in a statement.  

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Trump Helps Pelosi Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The bus was idling outside the Rayburn Building when Trump denied military aircraft in an executive missive to U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.

Nancy can focus on her Voting Rights agenda since her overseas trip is cancelled this weekend in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.


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Betsy DeVos Fell Off Her Bike

Call me Missy Morbid but do you think Betsy DeVos fell off her bike when she found out John Engler was forced to resign from MSU or that some of her foreign assets are being seized under the FCPA?

Drats, I forgot about the Michigan GOP, Butina or the fact that we know about the Amway weapons ratlines.

Maybe it hit her all at once and she lost control of her bike because I am sure she is in excellent health, considering her family built Spectrum Health to send that child welfare Medicaid money to Alpha Bank.

I just do not know because the Michigan Oversight Committee is supposed to meet about the Auditor General's report on CPS contracts, like Bethany Christian, that likes to scoop up all those border babies in the name of the tax exempt god.

I am worried about her ability to continue as Secretary of Education.

We should keep an eye on Betsy, just in case she needs some assistance.

See Betsy be all royal and stuff on her Twitter account, with no visible evidence of children.

We must respect an elected official as I am not accusing her of anything.

I am simply presenting plausible assumptions for ruleout of how she fell off her bike.

I send my love and best wishes for Betsy to heal with swiftness.

I want Betsy to be allowed due process in a court of law.

We respect our constitution as a nation of laws.

I want Betsy to have the best legal defense team she can possibly afford.

I want Betsy to have the top attorneys in the world represent her for war crimes in an international court of law, well, that is just a wild dream for right now...or is it...

DeVos has surgery after bike accident

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is recovering after undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone suffered in a cycling accident.

A department spokeswoman says DeVos is resting at home after the Thursday surgery. She is expected to recover fully. The spokeswoman did not immediately answer questions about the accident or the nature of DeVos’ injury.

A schedule released by the department says only that DeVos has no public events this week. She splits time between Washington and her home state of Michigan. The spokeswoman said DeVos will be staying in daily contact with the department while she recovers.

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Will Nessel Interview Engler About Trafficking Tiny Humans & Other Bush-Clinton Operations At MSU?

Will Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel interview Engler about his "activities" in privatizing those child welfare contracts in Medicaid fraud...

...or his real estate development projects of his buddies...

...or the Michigan Children's Trust Fund...

...or Bush Haiti Foundation...

...or the Clinton Foundation...

...or that pesky attorney-client privilege...

...or the blackmail...

....let me stop there, because I want to watch to see what Dana does...

Michigan's attorney general looks to interview Engler about MSU

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has directed her MSU investigation team to interview former Michigan State University Interim President John Engler, her office said Thursday.

Nessel made the request Monday before Engler stepped down from the post amid controversy. Her office had already contacted MSU to try to set up the interview and the attorney general is “counting on him to honor the request despite his resignation,” said spokeswoman Kelly Rossman-McKinney.

Officials have already contacted MSU attorneys to try to set up the interview and Nessel is “counting on him to honor the request despite his resignation,” said spokeswoman Kelly Rossman-McKinney.
Nessel was concerned by the “lack of transparency and overall cooperation” by MSU under Engler, Rossman-McKinney said.

Engler, citing the advice of counsel, has refused to hand over certain MSU documents in the Larry Nassar investigation based on client-attorney privilege. Nassar had sexually assaulted young women for decades while an MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor, and is effectively serving a life sentence in prison.

MSU spokeswoman Emily Guerrant said Thursday she just became aware of the request to interview Engler.

"I don't see why he wouldn't comply with it," Guerrant said, adding that Engler is in Texas for the interment of his father-in-law.

Engler submitted a letter of resignation on Wednesday that the Board of Trustees accepted on Thursday.

During last Friday's editorial board meeting with The Detroit News, Engler said a judge has reviewed all of the documents and there are 29. If the judge rules that MSU should turn them over, Engler said the university would “absolutely happily to turn those over and privilege is protected for those.”

“There is no issue in those documents, but we are sure resisting the idea that insurance companies should get access to that information at a time when we are in litigation with them,” Engler said.

Nessel’s office is continuing its investigation of MSU and its role in the Nassar scandal after special prosecutor William Forsyth stepped down when his contract expired at the end of last year. Forsyth had been appointed by former Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Christina Grossi is the lead assistant attorney general in the ongoing probe and is working with chief investigator David Dwyre.

The investigation under Forsyth led to criminal charges against former President Lou Anna Simon along with Kathie Klages, the former head MSU women's gymnastics coach, and William Strampel, the former dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Simon's preliminary hearing will be held later this month.

Forsyth's December report on the investigation noted the university had repeatedly stonewalled the investigation "it pledged to support."

“Given the change at MSU,” Nessel’s office may approach the university again for documentation that had previously been withheld during the investigation, Rossman McKinney said. She said Nessel’s office is “hoping for a renewed commitment to transparency.”

The change in the interim presidency and changes in the board membership “provides an opportunity to revisit some of our earlier requests that were denied or argued as privileged or we were told they didn’t exist,” Rossman McKinney said.

When asked whether MSU’s general counsel Bob Young, an Engler appointee, would prove a roadblock to that task, Rossman McKinney said she couldn’t speculate.

MSU Trustee Joel Ferguson on Thursday denied allegations that MSU stonewalled the investigation and said the university has cooperated throughout the process. He said each trustee cooperated when interviewed by investigators.

“This is Forsyth giving a rationale of why he couldn’t find anything on us,” Ferguson said. “It’s a nonissue.”

Ferguson said the university has withheld just 29 documents, which are being reviewed by a judge. Rossman McKinney said the university initially withheld or redacted 7,651 documents.

The university voluntarily released 1,000 documents after Attorney General Schuette's office challenged the denial in court. Of the remaining 6,651 of the documents, 177 were ruled not privileged and went to the attorney general.

MSU objected to the release of 29 of the 177, keeping them tied up in court longer. 

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Nancy Pelosi Issues Letter of Rescission On Trump SOTU 2019 Invitation - Forgets About FDR, MLK, DACA & Twitter

FDR delivers his 1944 State of the Union address
FDR 1944 SOTU for the first time on radio
On January 3, 2019, U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, formally invited President Trump to deliver the State of the Union Address in the congress.

On January 16, 2019, Nancy issues a letter of rescission of invitation to deliver the 2019 SOTU address, citing security concerns, and instead, referencing the established tradition of Woodrow Wilson delivering it through the written form of a letter.

I do not know the timeline, but a few moments (minutes) later that day, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, shared a tweet of reassurance in any issues of national security for SOTU.


I bet Trump uses Twitter, livestreamed being picked up on multiple platforms, including independent media, through social media, via the networks of the friends and families of the world in the blockchain being constructed.

But, hey, what do I know.

I know Nancy was mean to my Sweetie and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday.

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Proclamation to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I also know U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is also in the SCOTUS fast track queue with Trump on the trafficking of tiny humans, which makes Nancy utterly terrified, which I know as fact because I am the original source.


#sayhisname Nancy.

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Wednesday night she “doesn’t care” if the Secret Service said it was prepared to appropriately secure the State of the Union address despite the partial government shutdown.

Instead, she stood firm in her resolve to delay the January 29 event until the government completely re-opens.

 RELATED: Pelosi Seeks To Delay State Of The Union Until Shutdown Is Over)

In a letter to President Trump, Pelosi claimed the lack of funds to Homeland Security posed a risk to the White House and the Congress during the event, but the Department of Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen released a statement refuting that. She shared that statement in a Tweet:
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn agreed with Pelosi, telling The Daily Caller, “I just happen to be reading about Woodrow Wilson’s 1913 address and it is the first time since eighteen hundred that it was delivered in person. So there’s ample precedent for the State of the Union to be delivered in writing.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise called Democrats’ security concerns nonsense, telling reporters on Wednesday, “There are no security concerns that have been raised and that has nothing to do with that. Ironically, it seems like she’s only concerned about security when it’s a State of the Union that will expose what this fight is all about.”

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Michigan Legislature Blackmailed MSU Trustees To Hire John Engler Who Has Resigned

My interest would be to identify those Michigan Legislators who blackmailed the MSU Trustees, and if the Legislators who made the threats were compromised, themselves, then find out what they said, following it up by inquiring why no one said or did anything about it, or did they.

Running a state through threats is that monarchy stuff.
The board had two possibilities — former Michigan Gov. John Engler, a Republican, and former Michigan Gov. Jim Blanchard, a Democrat. Both were alumni with long ties to the school. But the state Legislature, then controlled by Republicans, made it clear to MSU — hire Engler or get ready to lose millions of dollars in state aid. Lansing State Journal, 1.16.2019
John Engler is currently battling the demons being summoned from his tenure at the helms of the State of Michigan.

John Engler is the father of privatization who has breech the children's trust, which is treason, because he raided the Michigan Treasury for the benefit of himself and the Privateers, in the name of the tax exempt god.

I always keep my vows.

On a mission...

John Engler resigns as Michigan State University interim president

After a controversial year in office, MSU Interim President John Engler resigned on Wednesday, sending an 11-page resignation letter to the school's board shortly after 6 p.m.

"In compliance with your request that I resign & in order to ensure an orderly transition to my interim successor, I hereby resign the office of President of Michigan State University effective 9 am, Wednesday, January 23," the letter started. "It has been an honor to serve my beloved university."

The move came hours after the board set a special meeting for early Thursday morning with the intent to fire him, the sources said. The timing of the resignation was uncertain, with details still being worked out.

Engler has been under heavy criticism for the past year, since he took over for Lou Anna Simon, who herself resigned under heavy criticism for her handling of the Larry Nassar sexual assaults scandal.
After setting the board meeting for 8 a.m. Thursday, board chairwoman Dianne Byrum told Engler the board would like him to resign or it would fire him, the sources said.

Engler and MSU spokeswoman Emily Guerrant did not return requests for comment.
Board members are expected to name a replacement for Engler during the Thursday meeting, sources told the Free Press.

It's a meeting that has been brewing almost since the day Engler took over as interim president at his alma mater.

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Like Simon, much of Engler's tenure has been taken up with fallout from the Nassar scandal and heavy criticism from survivors of Nassar's abuse. Engler survived a motion to fire him this summer, but the criticism hasn't abated.

Once the meeting was announced, board member Brian Mosallam, the leading critic of Engler, told the Free Press the time had come for Engler to leave.

"John Engler's reign of terror is over," said Mosallam, who has been pushing for Engler's departure for nearly a year. "Michigan State University will be returned to its people."

The latest round of criticism came after Engler told the Detroit News editorial board that Nassar survivors were "enjoying the spotlight" while the university is "trying to go back to work."

That launched a fresh set of criticism on social media and elsewhere from those who believe Engler should be gone.

Twenty-three of MSU's top academic administrators — mostly deans of various colleges and schools — signed a letter sent to the board Wednesday demanding that Engler be replaced.

"The pattern of comments by interim President Engler, including his most recent statement suggesting that some of the survivors of sexual abuse are 'enjoying' the spotlight, further harms the very people it is our responsibility to support," the letter said. "We do not support his continued leadership."

The advocacy group ReclaimMSU cheered the news that Engler was likely on his way out. It has been calling for his removal for months.

"He was a known entity," said Betsy Riley, a graduate student with the group. "He was a conscious choice by the the board to play defense."

The group said it would like the board to engage various groups around campus in the search for an interim president.

"They say, 'trust us," Riley said. "We can't trust them. This is the group that brought us Engler."

A tumultuous year in office

Engler was hired as interim president amid turmoil at the university.

Last January, MSU was reeling from heavy criticism for its lack of action towards Nassar, a former MSU doctor, after hundreds of victims showed up to testify in court about how Nassar had sexually assaulted them.

Hours after Nassar was sentenced on criminal charges, Simon, now facing criminal charges related to MSU's handling of the Nassar scandal, stepped down and the board began looking for an interim replacement.

The board had two possibilities — former Michigan Gov. John Engler, a Republican, and former Michigan Gov. Jim Blanchard, a Democrat. Both were alumni with long ties to the school. But the state Legislature, then controlled by Republicans, made it clear to MSU — hire Engler or get ready to lose millions of dollars in state aid.

In a closed-door meeting, Democratic board member Joel Ferguson — a Lansing powerbroker with ties to Engler — flipped his vote to Engler, giving him a 5-3 majority. Later that week, in a public vote, all eight board members voted for Engler to start.

In a press conference after being hired, Engler promised that "change is coming" and that he would "move forward as if my own daughter were on this campus."

Over the course of the next year, Engler drew criticism for a number of what his critics saw as missteps.
Among them:
  • Engler canceled a $10 million healing fund set up to help pay for counseling for Nassar survivors. In doing so, he cited what he said was fraud of the system and said after the survivors got a $500 million settlement from MSU, they didn't need the fund to pay for their counseling. Earlier this month, the MSU board rescinded this action and reinstated the fund.
  • In an April email uncovered by the Free Press and the Chronicle of Higher Education, Engler accused Rachel Denhollander, the first Nassar victim to go public,  of getting kickbacks from attorneys for filing a lawsuit against MSU. When it was released in June, it brought a new round of calls for the board to fire Engler, including  one from now Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
  • In April, Nassar survivor Kaylee Lorincz said Engler offered her $250,000 to drop her lawsuit. After Lorincz made the offer public and was highly critical of it, a top Engler aide sent a private email obtained by the Free Press in which she said any such claims were "fake news" and made up by survivors.
  • After announcing he was creating a chief compliance officer position to be independent and work as a check on MSU, Engler folded it into an existing office and reportedly didn't give the resources the CCO asked for to run the operation.
  • When the school's alumni magazine created an issue dedicated to the Nassar scandal, including several pieces critical of MSU's handling of the issue, Engler cancelled the issue. Instead an issue with a lengthy question-and-answer piece with Engler focusing on what he called the positive changes he had been making at MSU ran.
  • Engler drew complaints for his hiring, with many saying he brought in his friends and political allies. Drawing the most vitriol was a three-year contract given to Bob Young, whom Engler had appointed to the state 'sSupreme Court when he was governor. Critics said Engler should not have given out contracts longer than the time he was expected to be at the school.
  • When the head of MSU's Title IX office — the department that handles sexual assault complaints on campus — left, Engler appointed Rob Kent as the interim head. Kent had been working in the school's general counsel office and had defended the school in various lawsuits brought against the school by sexual assault survivors who alleged the school didn't follow proper procedures. Those critical of the move said he wasn't the right person to reform the office.
  • After MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis stepped down, Engler named Bill Beekman, then the secretary to the MSU board, as acting athletic director. He promised a national search. Later, Engler hired Beekman, who had no experience running an athletic department, without doing a national search. He said he made the move because the school's coaches, including head basketball coach Tom Izzo and head football coach Mark Dantonio, wanted Beekman to have the job. 
  • After a lawsuit was filed against MSU by a sexual assault survivor, MSU released a statement about the case detailing the visits of the person filing the suit to MSU's counseling center, a likely violation of federal student privacy laws. Internal emails obtained by the Free Press showed Engler was personally involved in the crafting of that statement.
"We believe the board should fire Engler," MSU faculty member Anna Pegler Gordon, representing the group ReclaimMSU, said during public comment at a Jan. 9 board meeting. She said the group believes Engler has repeatedly lied and been unsympathetic to Nassar survivors.

Engler: Set next president a clean slate

In a meeting at the Free Press last week, Engler said he knew he had upset some people and said he would have done some things differently. But he said he believes he had set the university up for the next president to have a "clean slate" when that person starts.

As for the disagreements and tension? Some of that had come from him not being used to being in a university environment, he said. It's different, he told the Free Press, in little ways, such as who sees his communications.

"Wouldn't be emailing," he said. "As governor, I didn't have to worry about FOIA (public records laws). Unfortunately, everything at a university is subject to FOIA."

It also manifested in big ways — such as his style and approach.

"I think what the university community struggles with ... as governor, I got sued a lot. Litigation is a pretty full-contact sport. This university community is not used to this. I'm probably too used to it."
Engler said the environment at MSU was "hyper-charged."

"There was a lot of pressure going on. I ended up becoming the lighting rod because I'm the guy making a lot of decisions. But at the same time, somebody had to do it."

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Behold, The Residuals Of The Peculiar Institution: Knights Of Columbus, Emolument Clause & Children's Trust Funds - Ben Sasse v. Kamala Harris

Image result for knights of columbusNow, I dare someone to tell me these regalia, arms, seals, crowns, scepters, purple colors of advancement are not heraldry.

I am waiting....

Oh, you do not know what heraldry is?

I have told you before,

The Right To Bear Arms Has Absolutely Nothing To Do With Guns Because It Is About The Right To Bear Witness To Voting Rights

"Ladies first"
This is ecclesiastical law of chattels.

This is about emoluments.

This is about the residuals of the peculiar institution.

This is about the children's trust.

This is about Medicaid in child welfare.

This is a foreign invasion, in the name of the Lord, under the admirality law of the Vatican - UNIDROIT, or, more intuitively understood to be privatization.

Ok, I will ask you again to look me dead in the eyes and tell me, with a straight face, that the chilvalric title, 'knight' in the nomenclature of heraldry, is not a damn title of nobility within the Knights of Columbus.

And if anyone dares to come up with some bible-thumping orgasmic deification of Pastor Pimp or Reverened Pork Chop, you better come prepared to proselytize with some serious pudency because my Errant Knight shall reclaim, neigh, claim his rightful throne in the annals of history because I am the scribe, whose appellation is the Celestial Goddess of the Woodshed.

This is my epic romance so I know how this ends,

In medias res, I need to get back to my qui tam and prepare to bear witness to the heavens, for they shall fall for justice so I can terminate their right to bear arms, and salvage their UCCs by seizing the assests they got from stealin' the children, the land and the votes.

Trump beared arms at the funeral of George H.W. Bush, in full heraldry, under ecclesiastical law, in a church, at the death of a king, under this organization you are about to experience.

And if you think I have lost my mind, well, guess what, we are on the fast track to enjoining in SCOTUS and it is all about child welfare, where "welfare" is old germatic expression meaning "how is your family?".

DOJ: Solicitor General Noel Fransico Files SCOTUS DACA, DAPA Briefs To Enjoin Actions In Trafficking Tiny Humans In DC Court Of Appeals - The Sinking Of The Privateers' UCC Ships

The Title of Nobility Clause is a provision in Article ISection 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution,[1] that prohibits the federal government from granting titles of nobility, and restricts members of the government from receiving giftsemoluments, offices or titles from foreign states and monarchies without the consent of the United States Congress. Also known as the Emoluments Clause, it was designed to shield the republican character of the United States against so-called "corrupting foreign influences." This shield is reinforced by the corresponding prohibition on state titles of nobility in Article I, Section 10, and more generally by the Republican Guarantee Clause in Article IV, Section 4.[2]
Behold, the residuals of the peculiar institution.

It gets much darker from here, in the name of the tax exempt god.
“We weighing all and singular the premises with due meditation, and noting that since we had formerly by other letters of ours granted among other things free and ample faculty to the aforesaid King Alfonso — to invade, search out, capture, vanquish, and subdue all Saracens and pagans whatsoever, and other enemies of Christ wheresoever placed, and the kingdoms, dukedoms, principalities, dominions, possessions, and all movable and immovable goods whatsoever held and possessed by them and to reduce their persons to perpetual slavery, and to apply and appropriate to himself and his successors the kingdoms, dukedoms, counties, principalities, dominions, possessions, and goods, and to convert them to his and their use and profit — by having secured the said faculty, the said King Alfonso, or, by his authority, the aforesaid infante, justly and lawfully has acquired and possessed, and doth possess, these islands, lands, harbors, and seas, and they do of right belong and pertain to the said King Alfonso and his successors”. Papal Bull Dum Diversas, 18, June, 1452

On a side note, all their websites are really weird and they are repugnant to the U.S. Constitution.


Image result for knights of columbusGOP Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska introduced a Senate resolution Wednesday providing that it is unconstitutional to disqualify a nominee from public office based on their membership in the Knights of Columbus.

The resolution, which The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained in advance of its introduction, comes after Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Kamala Harris of California pressed a judicial nominee to the federal trial court in Nebraska about his affiliation with the knights, a Catholic mutual benefit society with almost 2 million members worldwide.

Sasse’s resolution was adopted without opposition just after 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday night.
“It is the sense of the Senate that disqualifying a nominee to federal office on the basis of membership in the Knights of Columbus violates the Constitution of the United States,” the resolution reads.

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Article VI of the Constitution forbids the imposition of a religious test on prospective officeholders.
Resolutions of this nature are generally offered to support non-controversial propositions and are adopted by the unanimous consent of the chamber. “Unanimous consent” means that the Senate endorses the resolution without a vote.

As such, Sasse’s resolution was tactically shrewd: passage effectively amounts to a rebuke of Harris and Hirono. Adverse consequences could have followed had Democrats opposed it.

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A Marist poll sponsored by the Knights of Columbus released Wednesday found that 85 percent of respondents — including 90 percent of Democrats — said religion should not be a factor when assessing someone’s fitness to serve in the federal government.

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Harris is expected to declare her bid for president in the near future. The senator has embarked on something of a soft launch in recent days, featuring a Jan. 10 appearance on “The Late Show” that left little doubt as to her intentions.

Image result for knights of columbusThe controversy over the Knights of Columbus emerged in December 2018 when Harris and Hirono a federal judicial nominee named Brian Buescher about his affiliation with the group in a series of written questions, which followed his Nov. 28 confirmation hearing. The senators cast the knights as an “all-male society” that takes “extreme” positions on social questions like abortion and gay marriage.

In response, Buescher said that the knights “do not have the authority to take personal political positions on behalf of all of its approximately 2 million members.”

Hirono’s office has dismissed criticism of her inquiries as “far-right wing manipulation of straightforward questions.” She was among the Democratic lawmakers who questioned Judge Amy Coney Barrett about the extent to which her religious convictions would bear on the discharge of her judicial duties, in view of Barrett’s scholarly writings on that subject as a student at Notre Dame Law School.

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Like Buescher, Barrett is a Catholic. She was confirmed to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in October 2017.

Buescher is an attorney in the Omaha offices of Kutak Rock LLP, where he leads the agribusiness litigation practice. His nomination to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska is pending.

The Children's Trust Funds.


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