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(The Hill)   Obvious: On a party-line vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Cmte votes to advance Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Agency for Global Media. Fark: The nominee is currently under a criminal investigation for non-profit fraud by the DC AG's office   (thehill.com) divider line
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2020-05-22 2:17:44 AM  
Is this the guy who was deemed unqualified last time around?  I can't keep all these incompetent stooges straight anymore.
 
2020-05-22 4:03:30 AM  
Trump's filling his ranks with people who have as much to lose as he does if he loses in November, which makes a lot of people willing to commit or overlook voter fraud to save their own asses.
 
2020-05-22 6:00:57 AM  

koder: Trump's filling his ranks with people who have as much to lose as he does if he loses in November, which makes a lot of people willing to commit or overlook voter fraud to save their own asses.


How much authority do you imagine the head of the US Agency for Global Media has over elections?
 
2020-05-22 7:09:20 AM  

qorkfiend: koder: Trump's filling his ranks with people who have as much to lose as he does if he loses in November, which makes a lot of people willing to commit or overlook voter fraud to save their own asses.

How much authority do you imagine the head of the US Agency for Global Media has over elections?


Directly over elections? Not much, but over questioning their legitimacy? Non-zero.

1. BBG/USAGM reaches 226 million people globally.

2. My general point is a choir has many voices; its power is when they all sing the same thing in slightly different ways, and they're all singing as if their way of life depends on it.
 
2020-05-22 7:15:43 AM  
So, he's right in line with the Senate GOP's high ethical standards then...
 
2020-05-22 8:04:18 AM  
Well, that's one way to get the charges dropped.
 
2020-05-22 8:19:30 AM  

fusillade762: Is this the guy who was deemed unqualified last time around?  I can't keep all these incompetent stooges straight anymore.


No that was Rat-faced Ratliffe to Be DNI who had actively fluffed and lied on his resume, He was just confirmed by the Senate, largely because the man Trump made "acting" DNI was even worse.
 
2020-05-22 8:19:32 AM  
Republicans only care about criminal investigations if you're a Democrat.

Film at 11.
 
2020-05-22 8:19:49 AM  
oh and inb4 no u
 
2020-05-22 8:20:03 AM  
It's because right wingers don't have the parts of the brain that give humans empathy, humanity, morality and ethics. So they just act like garbage animals.

/explains everything about them and their behavior
 
2020-05-22 8:21:52 AM  

koder: qorkfiend: koder: Trump's filling his ranks with people who have as much to lose as he does if he loses in November, which makes a lot of people willing to commit or overlook voter fraud to save their own asses.

How much authority do you imagine the head of the US Agency for Global Media has over elections?

Directly over elections? Not much, but over questioning their legitimacy? Non-zero.

1. BBG/USAGM reaches 226 million people globally.

2. My general point is a choir has many voices; its power is when they all sing the same thing in slightly different ways, and they're all singing as if their way of life depends on it.


1. That his primary job is talking to non-Americans doesn't help support your original assertion.

2. One extra person in a job no one ever heard of before this thread is not a member of any sort of "chorus" that they weren't a member of before.
 
2020-05-22 8:22:07 AM  
Trump's kid? Or someone else who defrauds non-profits?
 
2020-05-22 8:22:13 AM  

fusillade762: Is this the guy who was deemed unqualified last time around?  I can't keep all these incompetent stooges straight anymore.


They're all incompetent. There's nothing to keep track of.
 
2020-05-22 8:26:11 AM  
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2020-05-22 8:26:36 AM  
This seems appropriate for the Trump Administration; at this point, I would be disappointed if he wasn't under investigation.
 
2020-05-22 8:29:46 AM  
Sooooo... business as usual?
 
2020-05-22 8:30:12 AM  
"Hello, yeah, hi.  I know today is my first day on the job and all, but I won't be in.  Yeah... I'm in jail...Sorry!"
 
2020-05-22 8:36:02 AM  
seeing how everyone seems to be under investigation, I am beginning to wonder if I am under investigation somewhere too.

I mean, if you are not being investigated, then that means you are important then?   Only poors and the borings don't understand how it feels to be so important and powerful.  The luxury of investigations is a sign that you made it.  that you are successful and matter to the world. In fact, the more you are being investigated that just means you are that much more important, that your better.

Trump is the most investigated person in the world; this is only because he is the smartest and most important person.  Since he is so able to both be president and get investigated just means he is the best person, the most important person ever.
 
2020-05-22 8:37:37 AM  
When Biden wins we're just going to have to shut our government down for a month so we can Purge every motherfuker that works for it and restart. Every accusation is an admission. The Deep State didn't exist, now it will.
 
2020-05-22 8:37:49 AM  
So he misuses funds from non profits. What's the big deal? The president does that too.
 
2020-05-22 8:39:10 AM  
In this administration, being under criminal investigation is basically a letter of recommendation.
 
2020-05-22 8:41:50 AM  
The party of Law and Order, folks.

// *donk donk*
 
2020-05-22 8:43:14 AM  
The BEST People
 
2020-05-22 8:43:43 AM  
To mangle an expression. We are onboard a train w/ no brakes. And the engineer is fast shoveling more coal into the engine.
 
2020-05-22 8:44:15 AM  
If someone is currently under investigation by the government, they should immediately be disqualified.

Because even if it turns out they are innocent, the government had enough evidence to warrant an investigation.  That alone implies that they cannot be trusted enough for any government job.

This is not a violation of the whole "innocent until proven guilty" thing.  There are plenty of things that are "wrong" even if they are not against the law exactly.

And more to the point - the great big, elephant shaped, hypocritical point, if this was a Democratic appointed nominee, they would have been stripped naked and thrown into the street.
 
2020-05-22 8:44:59 AM  
With this crew, it only burnishes his credentials further.
 
2020-05-22 8:46:56 AM  
neongoats:

It's because right wingers don't have the parts of the brain that give humans empathy, humanity, morality and ethics. So they just act like aregarbage animals.
 
2020-05-22 8:48:45 AM  

Xzano: To mangle an expression. We are onboard a train w/ no brakes. And the engineer is fast shoveling more coal into the engine.


There's no earthly way of knowing / Which direction we are going / There's no knowing where we're rowing / Or which way the river's flowing / Is it raining? / Is it snowing? / Is a hurricane a-blowing? / Not a speck of light is showing / So the danger must be growing / Are the fires of hell a-glowing? / Is the grisly reaper mowing? / Yes, the danger must be growing / 'Cause the rowers keep on rowing / And they're certainly not showing / Any signs that they are slowing.
 
2020-05-22 8:49:20 AM  
Are there any nominees that aren't either under investigation or unqualified?

/why not both?
 
2020-05-22 8:50:14 AM  
Perfect for Trump admin. Trump prefers to surround himself with people that have also committed crimes to normalize if.
 
2020-05-22 8:52:30 AM  
"currently under a criminal investigation" - what does that even mean?  Just more FAKE NEWS from the LIEberal media trying to discredit incredible men of honor again.  This guy is one of the BEST that trump can find.  That should be enough for everyone.
 
2020-05-22 9:01:59 AM  
Hey, whats the big deal?  He's just a humble importer of olive oil.

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2020-05-22 9:05:05 AM  
I'm not even sure crime is illegal anymore.
 
2020-05-22 9:08:41 AM  

JerkStore: I'm not even sure crime is illegal anymore.


If the potus does it, it's not illegal - turns out Nixon was right all along.
 
2020-05-22 9:09:24 AM  
This guy's not a criminal yet, but the GOP has its fingers crossed.
 
2020-05-22 9:14:33 AM  
Barr only has so much time in his day to halt investigations into criminal acts by Trump and various cronies, he'll get around to this one too but priorities people
 
2020-05-22 12:05:39 PM  

JerkStore: I'm not even sure crime is illegal anymore.


If you're a Republican, it isn't.
 
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