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The #GORIGHT MOVEMENT requires its members to be activists to bring about changes in our country and Government. American’s can no longer sit back and be “Lounge Chair whiners” or “Do nothing cheerleaders” Americans can make “GREAT CHANGES” when we all become “ONE LOUD VOICE” the more we “RECRUIT” into this group, the more powerful we become as a VOICE OF CHANGE!!!
This is NOT a Republican or Democrat Movement, Rather it is a PRO-PATRIOT, FREE PEACEFUL SPEECH, EQUAL RIGHTS, NON-DISCRIMINATING, GOD LOVING, Supporters.
The #GORIGHT Movement is a Conservative Movement that uses Conservative Ideals in order to do Non-Partisan Good Works and Great Causes and Intentions.
Together We Will
WE ARE THE FIRST EVER MOTIVATED, AGGRESSIVE, SPONTANEOUS, GO-GETTING, GO DOING, ACTIVIST/ADVOCATES FOR CHANGE TO MAKE AMERICA THE GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD!!! WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT IT!!! WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!
In answering “YES” to these questions you have told us,
I am sick and tired of Government Representatives who are NOT IN OFFICE for the people, and WE ARE GOING TO CHANGE THAT!
I am sick and tired of seeing our CONSTITUTION SPAT ON AND NOT OBEYED!!!!
I AM SICK AND TIRED OF OUR OFFICIALS WHO ARE BREAKING THE LAW AND NOT PAYING FOR THEIR CRIMES!!!!
I am sick and tired OF FEELING I AM NOT BEING HEARD!!!!!
I am sick of being silenced and held captive by Fascist/Communistic cornered markets like YOUTUBE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK!!!!.
I am sick and tired of my TAX dollars going to anyone else but the Patriotic “AMERICAN CITIZEN” who suffer in OUR NATION!!!
I AM SICK OF GOOGLE AGGRESSIVELY DEFINING HISTORY AND FORCING OUR CHILDREN LEARNING A FAUX REALITY!!!
I am sick of those who are unjust and are not punished for those crimes
I am sick of electives who lie to us and bear no consequences to their lies
I am sick of the BIAS Legal system of our highest forms of law, FBI, DIA, DOJ…
I am sick and tired of those Americans who have COMPLETELY GONE, PSYCHO!!!!
I am sick and TIRED of those who HATE AMERICA yet WON’T LEAVE!!!!
I am sick and tired of those who COMPLAIN ABOUT AMERICA but SIT AND DO NOTHING TO CHANGE IT!!!!
IF answering “YES” to all of these questions and your excited to be part of a group MOTIVATED TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT!!!
WE WELCOME YOU!!!!
We want to make this very clear to ANY AND ALL TROLLS who have nothing else to do but troll Patriotic groups and spread your hate!
We want to make this completely clear! This group is not for those just to CHEER ON THE WORKERS AND DOERS, yet do nothing, or, THE LOUNGE CHAIR WHINERS, Complaining about the Politicians who do nothing or the President they do not like. There are plenty of Pro-President, Pro-Patriot, Pro-Lack of Motivated groups so you can chit chat, whine, and cheer on our President. This group has been formed in one thing in mind!
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We understand, “The only way to change is if THE CITIZEN demands it!
We understand everyone has a job and are busy in their daily lives, #GORIGHT Administrators are willing to go the distance to make anything we ask you to participate in is relativity simple and not time-consuming, but we require, all those who have answered “YES” in joining this group, to keep their promises!
We do not ask members to travel a great distance, if you are not able to participate in an event, due to distance, there are other methods we can use your help by,
* SPREAD THE NEWS!!! It may take some time but if we could get to “100 THOUSAND MEMBERS” of “MOTIVATED PATRIOTIC ACTIVISTS” We could make changes in this country faster than any movement in history!!! If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed by thinking YOUR VOICE is worthless… WE CAN CHANGE THAT NOW!!!
* Members of your friend’s list may not be in our group but you can still get the important messages out to your friends!!! Post the important messages to your friend’s list!!
* SHARE OUR GROUP TO OTHER GROUPS!!! If you belong to other groups on FB, Twitter, or any other multimedia groups “Tell them about us and let them know we are always looking for new motivated members!!!
* YOUTUBERS: WE WANT YOU!!!! SUPPORT PRO-PATRIOT YOUTUBERS Especially those in our group!!! Members of our Group who are YOUTUBE Hosts, let us know who you are. We ask members to support them by “SUBSCRIBING TO ALL OF THEM” and by LIKING ALL OF THEIR POSTS, Even if you do not have time watching them!!!!
These people spread THE TRUTH to many watchers. We want ALL OF OF THESE YOUTUBERS IN OUR GROUP TO MAKE OUR GROUP EVEN STRONGER!!! It is a WIN-WIN… These Youtubers are MONETIZED having plenty of Members and Likes, and #GORIGHT has a LOUD VOICE TO BE RECKONED WITH!!!!
*PATRIOTIC CANDIDATES: WE WANT YOU!!! For all candidates part of our group, we ask that you contact Group Admin and Mod’s so we know who you are. IF your message is one our group can get behind WE WILL SUPPORT YOU!!! The more candidates who become part of this group members can rest assured, WE ARE BEING HEARD!!!
WIN-WIN, We support these new voices in our Government knowing they are going to Washington “WORKING FOR THE PEOPLE AND NOT THE MACHINE!!!” Members of this group will support them by spreading their message, gathering people, in the area, to attend their events and any other methods of help they require.
* WE ASK MEMBERS TO GIVE WHEN THEY CAN!!!! Small Monitor donations supporting Patriotic events or candidates, needed to promote their election or support their events. We would rather members spread the wealth by smaller donations so we help as many causes as we can. When our group hits 100 Thousand members, a $2.00 donation means $200,000 dollars!!!! “A lot of a little GOES A LONG WAY!!!”
* SUPPORT BY PATREON OR PAYPAL: Many of those who have made a life of “MAKING AMERICA GREAT” do this as a full-time job!!! THIS IS THEIR WORK!!! We ask those members, who have the funds to do so, to support those who have given their lives to this cause! If you like their message or support their cause please support them through Patreon. If you are not able to afford a monthly obligation, Please reach out to them and ask them for their “Paypal” account so you can send them, what you can, when you can. It’s our way to say THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRIOTISM!!!!
* SEND IMPORTANT MESSAGES VIRAL!!!!!! If we find a message which needs to go viral, we need our members to SPREAD IT FAR AND WIDE… If each member in this group sent out a message to all of the members in your friend’s group, WE COULD EVENTUALLY REACH EVERYONE IN THIS COUNTRY!!! “SPREAD THE WORD!!!”
* Any manor of support to persons or members of this group who have come here seeking help for their campaign! We have, for too long, failed our fellow PATRIOTS who have “STEPPED UP” to do the job NONE OF US HAVE TIME OR WILLING TO!!! We MUST support them in ANY MANNER WE ARE ABLE in order that they succeed!!!
There are many methods members of this group can support “MOTIVATED PRO-PATRIOT ACTIVISTS” Sharing their messages, Joining their groups and spreading their message! Sending small monitory donations, like their posts, connect with them and give suggestions or ask what you can do for them. TAKE THEIR MESSAGE VIRAL!!!!
* FOREMOST: Are you willing to check in the group often and either RESPOND TO POSTS or LIKE EACH POST of Members, Admins, Youtube hosts, Electives or Candidates part of this group?
* Are you willing to participate, as needed, in pro-activist callings within the area they reside if called upon.
* Are you willing to post messages we feel needs to go “Viral” to as many people as you can get the message out to?
* Are you willing to Subscribe, Like, and Listen to *YOUTUBE PATRIOTS,” who are members in our group understanding “Without” spending a dime, you help these people $$$ by simply subscribing, clicking to watch, and liking all of their videos. It costs you nothing and it supports them to continue what they are doing.. Besides you may learn some very interesting talking points! This in turn, brings “STRONG VOICES” and “TRUE ACTIVISTS” to our group helping us spread the word about the #GORIGHT Movement MAKING THIS GROUP a powerful voice in our Government!!!
* Are you willing to support any and all members running for Government officials who are needing your support either activism, word spreading, or monitory support? Understanding these members can make our voice stronger!
* Are you willing to “Do what you can, in your means” to send small donations to events, and or, Political support any of those people who’s message touches you and you feel will make our Nation stronger and More Secure?
* Are you willing to write your Congress and Senators during crucial issues #GORIGHT deems important to our national well being.
* Are you willing to use #GORIGHT actively in your messages, whether it be, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, etc in order to spread this word far and wide?
* Are you willing to support ANY MEMBER of this group who is willing to go out and do the work we are unable to do by connecting with them asking of what you can do to help?
* IT IS TIME WE CLEAN UP!!! We can not depend on “the Left” helping or supporting their most needy of their people! It is up to those who are truly Loving and Godly people to help our fellow man! #GORIGHT Founder and Admin have been heartbroken to the deplorable conditions of places like Baltimore, Detroit, and other places in our nation. As our group grows we will be calling upon members to help in clean up efforts, Feeding of, building, painting or other methods to help these struggling areas with whatever we can do for them.
IF WE CALL, and you are within the area needed of help are you willing to give of your time. We know we can no longer trust our Government to care about the most needed, it is up to all of us to do WHAT IS RIGHT AND GOOD!
* Activism works in two ways… If you do not have the time or events are too far to participate, there is always support in donations or spreading the word to others nearer the event or “AGGRESSIVELY” Posting about the event or cause! Are you willing to do one or the other in order to make sure all of these PATRIOTS have what they need to be successful!
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MSNBC’s O’Donnell retracts unverified Trump-Russia story, makes on-air apology
MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Wednesday night retracted a story that directly tied President Trump’s finances to Russia and made an on-air apology for running the unverified report. “Last night on this show, I discussed information that wasn’t ready for reporting,” O’Donnell said. “I repeated statements a single … See More source told me about the president’s finances and loan documents with Deutsche Bank. Saying ‘if true’ — as I discussed the information — was simply not good enough. I did not go through the rigorous verification and standards process here at MSNBC before repeating what I heard from my source. Had it gone through that process, I would not have been permitted to report it. I should not have said it on-air or posted it on Twitter. I was wrong to do so.”
High-profile Democrats fail to qualify for primary debates in September
Several struggling Democratic presidential candidates have failed to qualify for the next round of primary debates scheduled in September. Those missing the cut include U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, billionaire climate-change activist Tom Steyer, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and self-help guru Marianne Williamson. To appear on stage in Houston next month, they had to hit 2 percent in at least four approved public opinion polls while securing 130,000 unique donors.
Hours ahead of a midnight Wednesday deadline to qualify, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York announced she was dropping out of the race. In an interview on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Gabbard complained that the Democratic National Committee lacks “transparency” in the debate qualification process.
Omar hit with FEC complaint, accused of paying alleged lover’s travel expenses with campaign funds
The conservative, Virginia-based National Legal and Policy Center filed a complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Wednesday, alleging that the lawmaker used campaign funds to illegally reimburse her purported paramour for personal travel expenses. The complaint also charges that Omar failed to itemize travel reimbursements as required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 — and that the travel expenses increased during the same month that Omar’s alleged affair with married Washington, D.C., political consultant Tim Mynett, 38, heated up. Omar has denied that she had an affair with Mynett, and her attorneys have dismissed the FEC complaint as a baseless “political ploy.”
Dorian takes aim at Florida
Hurricane Dorian moved out over open waters early Thursday after doing limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and forecasters warn it could hit Florida over the weekend. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dorian was expected to strengthen into a dangerous Category 3 hurricane as it stayed well to the east of the southeastern and central Bahamas over the next two days. The forecast called for the storm to pass near or over the northern Bahamas on Saturday and close in on Florida by Sunday afternoon.
DHS bars Dem staffers from visiting border facilities after ‘rude’ and ‘disruptive’ behavior
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has barred Democratic staffers from the House Oversight Committee from visiting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a planned trip this week after committee staff allegedly were “disruptive” and refused to follow instructions during their last trip. Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., had sent his staff to visit border facilities for “oversight inspections” last week and planned to send staff again to view Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and CBP centers.
DHS has revoked access to CBP facilities for the upcoming visit, citing staff behavior that “interfered” with law enforcement operations — including refusing to leave one site after their scheduled window, skipping some tours and being “rude” to officers. A DHS official said that ICE visits will still be allowed the rest of this week, but with a two-hour time limit.
Uber driver bitten in Georgia attack that left car damaged, woman arrested
A Georgia woman was arrested after police say she was caught on camera attacking an Uber driver — by biting him and trying to damage his car.
Tasheena Campbell, 26, was taken into custody Aug. 20 — days after the incident in which she allegedly attacked driver Yasser Hadi in midtown Atlanta on Aug. 18.
A video uploaded to Twitter of the attacks begins with a woman — identified by WAGA as Campbell — sitting on the hood of a car, breaking off a windshield wiper. Bystanders and Hadi encourage her to stop, before the woman throws a punch at Hadi.
The woman hops off the car and enters the vehicle through the driver-side door while Hadi tries to stop her. “Get out my car!” he shouts, as he pulls the woman out to the ground. The woman tries punching the Uber driver — before biting him, prompting him to scream.
Tasheena Campbell, 26, was charged with battery and criminal trespass following the incident. It’s unclear what sparked the altercation. Hadi said Campbell appeared out of nowhere and randomly attacked him.
“She’s acting weird, she’s acting wild, and she’s on the car hitting it, telling me I need to die, to kill me,” Hadi told WAGA of the encounter. “The pain, I said, “God, just let her take my flesh, I don’t care. I want her to go away from me.”
The Uber driver said the situation is “horrible.”
“She’s hit me in my job, my health and my financial pocket money, it’s hard,” said Hadi, noting he doesn’t have insurance. “I’m in a bad situation. I wish people see this and help.” Campbell was arrested and charged with battery and criminal trespass, according to online records from the Fulton County Jail. She was still in custody as of Thursday.
Kentucky mother Andrea Knabel, a volunteer who searches for missing people, reported missing
A Kentucky mother of two who searches for missing people has now seemingly disappeared herself.
Andrea Knabel, 37, was last seen leaving a relative’s home in the Audubon Park neighborhood of Louisville around 1 a.m. on Aug. 13, according to Missing in America, the organization for which she volunteers.
Around 1:30 a.m., she used her cellphone to call her friend and ask for a ride, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. Several security cameras are located in the neighborhood, but many weren’t active when she was in the area.
A friend of Knabel’s told WAVE the single mother “was upset and she needed a ride” — and was too trusting of other people.
“Obviously she was trying to get ahold of people, maybe she got in the car with the wrong person,” said Maricia Kidd, who has known Knabel for 30 years. She noted Knabel’s car was recently totaled in a hit-and-run accident and said she’d been laid off at work.
“Here she is helping to locate people and she comes up missing herself,” said Tracy Leonard, a private investigator and friend of Knabel. “She’s just a super great girl. She helped me locate a missing teen about a year and a half ago.”
The group’s founder, Nancy Schaefer Smith, said that Knabel, a “dedicated member” of Missing in America, is the first volunteer ever to disappear like this.
“She is loved by so many people,” Smith told the Courier-Journal. “It’s all hands on deck. She’s my girl…We’re going to find her.”
Knabel is described as a white female with light brown hair. She weighs between 190 to 200 pounds and is around 5 feet 7 inches tall. She was last seen wearing a “light color tank top and white shorts.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Leonard at 502-618-9337 or Smith at 502-500-3026, or the Louisville Metro Police at 502-574-5673.
Pennsylvania man’s ‘gunlike hand gesture’ toward neighbor was a crime, court rules
A Pennsylvania court ruled Tuesday that making a “gunlike hand gesture” is a crime after a man-made the hand motion during an argument with his neighbor — an act which reportedly made several nearby residents nervous and prompted a call to police.
Stephen Kirchner, 64, made the gesture toward his neighbor in Manor Township in June 2018, according to surveillance video. Kirchner, walking alongside a female neighbor, “stopped, made eye contact with [the male neighbor] and then made a hand gesture at him imitating the firing and recoiling of a gun,” according to court documents.
The action made one neighbor feel “extremely threatened” and he called 911. Another neighbor said she saw Kirchner “put his finger up like he was going to shoot [the neighbor]”, “insecure,” prompting her to call 911.
Kirchner and the female neighbor Kirchner had been walking with previously had issues and confrontations, sparking the neighbor to install six security cameras on his property. At the time of the incident in 2018, the female neighbor had a “no contact” order against the neighbor who felt threatened, court documents indicate.
Kirchner was issued a citation for disorderly conduct following the incident. He said in district court he made the “gunlike” gesture after his neighbor gave him “the finger with both hands.”
The 64-year-old was found guilty, but appealed, arguing the hand gesture didn’t “create a hazardous or physically offensive condition.” Kirchner said he didn’t mean to cause public alarm, and there wasn’t really any harm done to the neighbor or others.
On Tuesday, however, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania found the gesture “served no legitimate purpose, and recklessly risked provoking a dangerous altercation.”
Kirchner was ordered to pay a $100 fine and court costs.
China announces it seeks ‘calm’ end to trade war, as Asian markets tank
Trump talks Iran, ‘surprise’ visit from foreign minister at G7 Summit
Clashes escalate in weekend Hong Kong protests
Sanders slams McConnell in campaign stop at top Republican’s home turf
Thieves tie up employees in ‘massive’ heist in New York City’s Diamond District
China announces it seeks ‘calm’ end to trade war, as Asian markets tank
China signaled on Monday it was now seeking a “calm” end to its ongoing trade war with the U.S., as Asian markets crumbled and China’s currency plummeted to an 11-year low following the latest tariffs on $550 billion in Chinese goods announced last Friday by the Trump administration.
News of the possible opening in negotiations came shortly after President Trump threatened to declare a national emergency that would result in American businesses freezing their relationships with China.
Trump’s tariff barrage on Friday was a response to China imposing its own retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods. At the Group of Seven summit in France on Sunday, White House officials rejected suggestions the president was wavering and insisted that his only regret was not implementing even more tariffs on China.
Trump talks Iran, ‘surprise’ visit from foreign minister at G7 Summit
President Trump on Monday said the U.S. is not seeking regime change in Iran and told reporters at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, that he hopes to see a strong Iran. Trump’s comments came after a day of tense meetings with his European counterparts about how best to approach Iran and the recent tensions in the region. On Sunday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made a surprise visit at the summit at the behest of French President Emmanuel Macron. Trump insisted that he knew about Zarif’s appearance but did not meet with him.
Clashes escalate in weekend Hong Kong protests
Hong Kong police have confirmed an officer fired a warning shot as protesters surrounded them and said they arrested 36 people during the latest round of pro-democracy demonstrations. A police news release Monday said that one police officer fell to the ground as protesters threw hard objects at a small group of officers the previous night. The officers could be seen holding up their shields as protesters surged forward swinging sticks and rods. The incident happened after an earlier clash with hundreds of protesters who occupied a main street following a peaceful protest march. Police used tear gas to clear the street, but some protesters remained in the neighborhood. Hardliners confronted police anew after largely holding back the previous weekend. The police deployed two water cannon trucks Sunday for the first time during the 11 weeks of protests. – The Associated Press
Sanders slams McConnell in campaign stop at top Republican’s home turf
Bernie Sanders renewed his attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at a rally in the top Republican’s home state of Kentucky on Sunday afternoon, demanding that McConnell stop his “cowardice” and “have the guts” to immediately take up legislation aimed at reducing gun violence, strengthening election security and raising the federal minimum wage. The blistering address in Louisville came as national Democrats, hoping to retake not only the White House but also the Senate in 2020, increasingly have set their sights on the 77-year-old McConnell.
Meanwhile, Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat and Sanders’ national campaign co-chair, said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that he believed former Vice President Joe Biden “regretted” making a comment over the weekend about what would have happened had former President Barack Obama been assassinated while on the campaign trail in 2008. The comment stirred up controversy, but a Biden aide said the candidate has used the analogy before when speaking to younger generations who were not alive during the turbulent 1960s. Biden asserted the assassinations of King and Kennedy raised his political awareness and propelled him to run for office.
Thieves tie up employees in ‘massive’ heist in New York City’s Diamond District
The Wild West came to Midtown on Sunday when at least three armed bandits — one of whom wore what witnesses described as a cowboy hat — bound workers in a massive jewelry-store heist, according to police. The crooks coolly posed as customers at Avianne and Co. in the heart of the Diamond District, browsing the bling before pulling handguns on the four workers in the shop at the time of the high-noon hold-up, cops said. After restraining the workers with zip ties, the robbers raided the safe and display cases, dumping nearly all of the sparklers into at least one duffle bag before high-tailing it out onto surveillance-camera-lined West 47th Street, according to authorities. – Reported by the New York Post
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Log Cabin Republicans Endorses President Trump for Reelection in 2020
Washington, D.C. – Log Cabin Republicans (LCR), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of conservative LGBTQ Republicans and their allies, announces its endorsement of Donald J. Trump for reelection for President of the United States in 2020.
After consulting with over 50 chapters in 21 states, the national Board of Directors of Log Cabin Republicans voted to endorse President Trump. Simultaneously releasing an opinion editorial in the Washington Post, the following organization officers make these statements:
“Log Cabin Republicans is proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for reelection as President. He has delivered on his commitment to govern from a place of inclusion, and he has addressed significant policy areas important to our community. President Trump’s commitment to end the spread of HIV/AIDS in 10 years and his initiative to end the criminalization of homosexuality internationally are bold yet achievable goals of great importance of the LGBTQ community. His policy agenda has benefited not just LGBTQ individuals but all Americans, and for that, he deserves four more years of leadership in the Oval Office.”
Robert Kabel – Chairman, Log Cabin Republicans
“We are excited to work with our colleagues at the Trump for President campaign and the Republican National Committee to be a part of the President’s reelection campaign. Our strong relationship continues to ensure that our distinct voice is represented in the GOP and that our community’s interests are heard and respected at the highest level. LGBTQ equality is a bipartisan effort and we will continue to work to elect Republican candidates who share our values.”
Jill Homan – Vice-Chairman, Log Cabin Republicans
“The radical left continues to distort President Trump’s record and mischaracterize his policy agenda. Log Cabin Republicans stands against their campaign of disinformation, demonization and the usual scare tactics employed to keep the LGBTQ community hostage in the Democratic Party. Starting early, Log Cabin Republicans will bring together the diverse spectrum of conservative LGBTQ individuals to inform and activate in advance of the 2020 general election, and provide a space for disenfranchised independents and Democrats to learn about the inclusive conservatism in the Republican Party.”
Charles T. Moran – Board Member & National Spokesman
Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s premier Republican organization representing LGBT conservatives and straight allies. For 40 years we have been the voice for an inclusive Republican Party with state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, D.C., a federal political action committee and state political action committees.
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A federal judge on Thursday rejected four motions from former Trump associate Roger Stone contesting his indictment on obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and other charges, adding that Stone has “no one but himself to blame” for having to stand trial in November. Jackson concluded Stone was not targeted for political reasons, noting that 11 other individuals were indicted by Mueller’s request for making false statements to Congress. In order to prepare for trial, Jackson also ruled Thursday that Stone’s lawyers would be allowed the see the “bulk” of the redacted material in Mueller’s report, CBS News reported. That information was previously withheld as not to affect ongoing prosecution of the case, Jackson said. The redacted statements will not be made public.
In a 56-page ruling Thursday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson wrote Stone had
“no one but himself to blame”
for his indictment, clearing the way for his trial to begin as scheduled Nov. 5. Stone filed four motions to have his indictment scrapped, arguing that he was unfairly singled out during former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election due to his outspoken support for President Trump.
The judge also noted other Trump associates and family members who were not indicted after Mueller’s investigation despite their very public conservative views and open support for President Trump, Politico reported.
Stone was accused of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying to Congress under oath in an effort to mislead the House Intelligence Committee and the FBI about alleged dealings with WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential election, Politico reported.
“When he chose to take credit for the WikiLeaks release and to tantalize the public with hints that he had inside information about more to come, he chose to place himself directly in the vortex of the issues that became the focus of multiple law enforcement, counterintelligence, and congressional investigations,”
Presidents aren’t required by law to release their tax returns. Nevertheless, between 1974 and 2012, every president but Gerald Ford has made a voluntary release of the tax returns they filed while in office. Ford released no complete returns, but released 10 years of summary data including gross income, taxable income, major deductions, and taxes paid.
This tradition of voluntary tax return disclosure ended in 2017, when President Trump declined to release any personal tax information. Trump has offered various reasons for keeping his returns private, but he has frequently insisted that he won’t make a release while his returns are being audited by the IRS.
Since 1977 the Internal Revenue Manual has required that every tax return filed by a sitting president or vice president be subject to an audit. According to IRS officials at the time, the new policy was established “in the interest of sound administration” and in light of “everything that has happened in the past.”
While Trump may be unwilling to release presidential tax returns currently under audit, that’s a prudential decision, not a legal one. There’s no legal bar to releasing returns that are under examination. In fact, every president from Jimmy Carter through Barack Obama released tax returns that were “under audit,” since those returns — generally released publicly within hours of being filed with the IRS — were slated for automatic audit under the IRM.
Not exactly. Typically, presidents have released tax returns that they filed while actually holding office. That means the first return filed and released by a new president has covered the year before his inauguration. Similarly, returns covering the last year of a president’s final term haven’t typically been released since they were filed after that president had left office.
Typically, presidents have released tax returns that they filed while actually holding office. President Bill Clinton is the exception to that rule, since his joint returns filed after his presidency were then released by Hillary Clinton when she made her 2008 bid for the Democratic nomination.
The tradition of voluntary tax return disclosure began with a scandal. In 1973 journalists discovered information suggesting that President Richard Nixon had taken large, hard-to-defend deductions on his individual tax returns. After months of media speculation (based chiefly on documents that came to light in an unrelated court case), someone at the IRS leaked information from the president’s returns confirming that he had paid just $792.81 in federal income taxes for 1970 and $878.03 for 1971 — despite having an income of more than $200,000 each year.
To help quell the ensuing uproar — which occasioned Nixon’s oft-quoted insistence that “I am not a crook” — the president decided to make a public release of his tax returns for 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1972. That tax disclosure was the first made by a sitting U.S. president. (While running for president in 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower disclosed a few key elements of his tax history, but no complete returns.)
Ford, Nixon’s vice president, didn’t release complete tax returns after taking office in the wake of Nixon’s resignation. Ford released a nine-year summary of his tax data when running for president in 1975 and 1976. But starting with Carter, every president through Obama has made an annual disclosure of the tax return he filed during each year in which he held office.
The archive includes returns disclosed by every president from Nixon through Obama, with the exception of Ford. (Since Ford released only summary tax data, the archive includes a summary.)
The archive doesn’t include any complete presidential tax returns filed by Trump, because he has opted not to release them. However, it includes Trump’s Form 1040 for 2005, which was leaked to the DCReport.org website and later published widely. In a statement, the White House confirmed the accuracy of key figures from this 2005 partial return.
The archive includes returns filed by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman. Those returns weren’t released during either president’s lifetime, but were later made available by their respective presidential libraries.
The archive includes returns filed by Vice Presidents Dick Cheney, Joe Biden, and Mike Pence. For Cheney, all but one of the returns (filed jointly with his wife) are incomplete, consisting of only a Form 1040. In 2001 the Cheneys released only a press statement summarizing their 2000 return. Returns filed by Pence were released while he was running in the 2016 election. Because Pence has released no returns since taking office, the last return available in the archive is for 2015. Like Trump, Cheney has cited ongoing audits as an explanation for his refusal to release later returns. Returns filed by Vice Presidents Walter Mondale, George H.W. Bush, and some by Al Gore aren’t in the archive. The returns, however, were publicly released by those officials while they held office. They are unavailable now, and we hope to add them to the archive eventually.
For primary candidates and major party nominees, we have returns (or return portions) covering the 2012, 2016, and 2020 election cycles.
The number of returns released by presidential candidates varies widely, from a low of zero (Donald Trump) to a high of 33 (Jeb Bush). There is no “typical” or “standard” number of released returns, since disclosures have varied dramatically even within an election cycle.
Even the number of returns released by major party nominees has differed widely.
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George W. Bush
George W. Bush
|Sources: Contemporaneous media coverage; Julie Jennings, “Memorandum: Federal Tax Returns Disclosed by Selected Nominees for President and Vice President Since 1916,” Congressional Research Service (Jan. 30, 2019); Ryan Kelly, “Chart: Presidential Candidates’ Tax Returns,” Roll Call (Oct. 21, 2016).|
Disclosures have also varied considerably in their completeness. While all major party presidential nominees through the 2012 election released complete (or nearly complete) returns, several candidates in 2016 chose to release only their Form 1040, omitting other required elements of their tax returns, including various schedules and forms.
The voluntary tradition of tax return disclosure — by candidates, nominees, vice presidents, and presidents — was strong until 2016. President Trump’s decision to keep his tax returns private was the most serious challenge to this tradition, but it wasn’t the only one. The decision in 2016 by several candidates in both parties to release incomplete returns was a break with the usual practice of full disclosure. Moreover, while numerous candidates opted for a partial release in 2016, Cheney had already set a precedent for limiting annual disclosures to just a Form 1040.
Whether Congress can compel disclosure of presidential (and vice presidential) tax returns remains to be seen. A law enacted in 1924 empowers key leaders of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees to request tax return information from Treasury, including individual returns filed by just about anyone. Such a request doesn’t necessarily involve public disclosure of the requested information, and indeed, the law requires lawmakers to treat that material confidentially. But the law also gives lawmakers a procedure for making that information public should either committee decide, after a formal vote, that disclosure is warranted.
The Ways and Means Committee is seeking tax returns filed by Trump, as well as returns from several of his businesses and related audit and administrative materials developed by the IRS. To date, Treasury has declined to provide that information, and the standoff seems likely to find its way to a courtroom sometime soon.
The law requires lawmakers to treat tax return information confidentially. But the law also gives lawmakers a procedure for making that information public should either committee decide, after a formal vote, that disclosure is warranted.
In a related development, the House passed legislation in March that would require presidents, vice presidents, and major party nominees for both offices to publicly disclose 10 years of tax returns. The legislation is awaiting action in the Senate.
Tax Analysts maintains the largest database of publicly available tax returns released by American national politicians.
In theory, tax returns released by specific presidents and vice presidents should be available in the various presidential libraries scattered around the country. In practice, it can be difficult to retrieve those returns, because their sensitive nature often causes them to be flagged for special security screening. Getting that screening done can take considerable time, given staffing shortages at presidential libraries.
The story for candidate and nominee returns is even worse. Because those returns have typically been released by campaigns, not government agencies, official archiving practices don’t apply. Some released returns can still be found online through various news organizations, which occasionally host returns on their own websites.
For the most part, however, candidate returns tend to disappear from public view once the voting is done; technically public, they become effectively private.
CNN has been forced to admit the unthinkable about former Special Counsel Robert Mueller after his congressional testimony last week was nothing short of a total a disaster.
The left-leaning media outlet published a piece on Monday detailing how Mueller’s hearing being a dud could severely harm several of the top 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
In fact, Mueller’s testimony was such a disaster for Democrats that CNN has admitted that impeachment is all over.
“Expectations were high among Democrats that former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony on Capitol Hill Wednesday would be the spark they needed to persuade a skeptical American public that President Donald Trump had obstructed justice — and, perhaps, that impeachment was the right recourse for the President’s actions surrounding the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. It didn’t turn out that way,” reports CNN.
CNN went even further in explaining how much of a disappointment this is for Democrats.
“Mueller struggled mightily on the appearances front. He seemingly struggled to hear the questions asked of him. He struggled to find citations within his own report being using by members of Congress. He was halting in his responses and occasionally looked befuddled,” CNN added.
The CNN piece added: “While he seemed to rise to the task somewhat as the day went on, the perception of him as nothing short of the perfect prosecutor took a hit.”
It speaks volumes that Mueller’s testimony was so bad for Democrats that even CNN is admitting that impeachment is over.
Mueller’s testimony was nothing short of a total disaster for Democrats.
The ex-special counsel also made a few bombshell admissions that further proved President Donald Trump did not collude or obstruct justice.
During one exchange, Georgia Republican Rep. Doug Collins caught Mueller contradicting his own report.
Collins exposed Mueller for saying one thing in public, but another in his own Russia report.
Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh also called out Mueller for telling a lie about Attorney General William Barr.
Mueller told Barr three times that the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) precedent, which states that a sitting president cannot be indicted, had no impact on his decision to indict Trump.
But when he testified on Wednesday, Mueller tried his best not to admit that.
It seemed as if Mueller was afraid to admit that he never found evidence to indict Trump, but Limbaugh called him out.
And now CNN is admitting that impeachment is over and 2020 Democrats will have a hard time trying to explain the Russia hoax to voters.