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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  
12 votes:
Is this the guy who was deemed unqualified last time around?  I can't keep all these incompetent stooges straight anymore.
 
2020-05-22 8:20:03 AM  
9 votes:
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 4:03:30 AM  
9 votes:
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 8:19:32 AM  
8 votes:
Republicans only care about criminal investigations if you're a Democrat.

Film at 11.
 
2020-05-22 7:09:20 AM  
7 votes:

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 8:39:10 AM  
5 votes:
In this administration, being under criminal investigation is basically a letter of recommendation.
 
2020-05-22 7:15:43 AM  
4 votes:
So, he's right in line with the Senate GOP's high ethical standards then...
 
2020-05-22 8:44:15 AM  
3 votes:
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 8:26:36 AM  
3 votes:
This seems appropriate for the Trump Administration; at this point, I would be disappointed if he wasn't under investigation.
 
2020-05-22 9:05:05 AM  
2 votes:
I'm not even sure crime is illegal anymore.
 
2020-05-22 8:46:56 AM  
2 votes:
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 8:41:50 AM  
2 votes:
The party of Law and Order, folks.

// *donk donk*
 
2020-05-22 8:37:37 AM  
2 votes:
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 8:22:13 AM  
2 votes:

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 8:04:18 AM  
2 votes:
Well, that's one way to get the charges dropped.
 
2020-05-22 6:00:57 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:05:39 PM  
1 vote:

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


If you're a Republican, it isn't.
 
2020-05-22 8:50:14 AM  
1 vote:
Perfect for Trump admin. Trump prefers to surround himself with people that have also committed crimes to normalize if.
 
2020-05-22 8:43:43 AM  
1 vote:
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 8:37:49 AM  
1 vote:
So he misuses funds from non profits. What's the big deal? The president does that too.
 
2020-05-22 8:30:12 AM  
1 vote:
"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 8:29:46 AM  
1 vote:
Sooooo... business as usual?
 
2020-05-22 8:26:11 AM  
1 vote:
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2020-05-22 8:19:49 AM  
1 vote:
oh and inb4 no u
 
2020-05-22 8:19:30 AM  
1 vote:

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.
 
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