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Lindsey Graham claims we’ll soon know the ugly truth about Russian probe & it will be “damning” for intelligence communities

Well, if you got the goods sir, produce them NOW. Because I’m not going to hold my breath.

From Daily Mail: Republican senator Lindsey Graham said Sunday that the Inspector General’s report on how the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia began will be ‘ugly and damning’ for the Department of Justice.

During an interview with Fox News, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Graham said the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report is ‘going to be ugly and damning regarding the DOJ handling of the Russian probe.’

Graham said that Horowitz’s report is now expected to be released in the coming weeks and he is determined to have the report released so that the American people can find out what it says about the Russia probe.

When asked why the report, which was expected to have been submitted months ago, was delayed for so long, Graham said that ‘Every time you turn around you find something new.’

He added that ‘Mr. Horowitz is doing a very in-depth dive’ into how the FBI made use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in an effort to obtain a warrant allowing them to monitor Trump’s former campaign adviser Carter Page.

Graham said that when Horowitz submits his report, the DOJ will evaluate it for classified information, but that he wants to ‘declassify as much as possible. ‘I want the American public to hear the story, I want all this information to come out,’ Graham said. ‘I don’t want people to believe what I say about it, I want them to read for themselves how bad it was.’

Graham said he wants ‘people to see how off the rails this investigation got’ and that he wants ‘people to be held accountable.’

‘I am patient,’ Graham said. ‘I am not in a hurry, I want to do it right.’

Graham said that he wanted George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign staffer who pleaded guilty to making false claims to the FBI, to testify in front of his Senate Judiciary Committee after Horowitz’s report is released.

The senator said he believes that Papadopoulos’ interview transcripts reveal that he was ‘clearly’ not working with the Russians as has been claimed.

Papadopoulos is said to have been responsible for initiating the Russia probe by telling an Australian diplomat that he had heard that Russia had damaging information about Hillary Clinton. The diplomat was said to have alerted US officials about what the ex-campaign staffer said.

Graham also noted that he believe the FBI’s application for a FISA warrant was a ‘fraud on the court’ because the FBI relied in Christopher Steele’s dossier to get the warrant, even though Steele was, what Graham called, ‘an unreliable informant’ who disliked Trump.

Read the whole story here.

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2020: President Trump is getting more donations than Democrats in blue-state Washington

If we are to believe polls, according to a new Fox News poll of 1,013 registered voters released last Thursday, August 15, 2019, each one of the top four Democratic presidential candidates would defeat President Trump in the 2020 election if it were held today (Daily Wire):

  • Joe Biden (50%), Donald Trump (38%)
  • Bernie Sanders (48%), Donald Trump (39%)
  • Kamala Harris (45%), Donald Trump (39%)
  • Elizabeth Warren (46%), Donald Trump (39%)

What is more interesting and more believable than the Fox News poll is this astounding news from Seattle Times, August 16, 2019, about blue-city Seattle and blue-state Washington:

  • President Trump has received more donations from residents of Washington than the top six Democrats combined.
  • With nearly 15 months to go before the 2020 election, Trump has received more donations from Seattle residents than he did during the entire 2016 campaign.

Some of Trump’s big Washington donors are:

  • Seattle property manager Suzie Burke donated $375.
  • Billionaire investment adviser Ken and Sherrilyn Fisher each gave the maximum $5,600.
  • Daryl Miller, Fischer Plumbing CEO who is on the board of Seattle Pacific University donated $5,600.
  • Seattle developer Martin Selig donated $5,600.

Seattle Times reporter Danny Westneat, who calls Trump’s behavior “increasingly unhinged,” points out that:

I’m not talking about total dollars raised — though on that front Trump is a juggernaut, too. But the total number of donations reflects how many people are inspired enough by a candidate to send any amount of money, sometimes repeatedly….

Well, now Trump, of all candidates, has nearly three times as many donations from Washington state as Bernie Sanders does. The Vermont senator has 8,080 itemized donations here, while Trump has the most ever recorded at this point in an election, by any candidate in either party21,657.

What’s more, these are “itemized donations” — meaning the donors were required to list their names, occupations and addresses, and risk the backlash….

So you can look through the list and see that just in Seattle, Trump has the support of a seamstress, an airline pilot, a crane operator, a teacher, a nurse, a city of Seattle firefighter, a UW professor, a longshoreman and about a thousand others. In total they’ve given $93,042.

Past this point of the last campaign, Trump had only six donations from Seattle — and when The Seattle Times contacted the donors, two said they wanted their money back….

Already Trump has surpassed his total 2016 pool of donors from Washington state, by 31%.

So what, you may be saying, Trump’s not going to win out here anyway. True. But when your fundraising is breaking records, it indicates an intense passion for the candidate, as it did for Bernie Sanders. That counts for a ton in politics — and likely means Trump is stronger right now than his dismal polls indicate.

The Seattle Times‘ article is closed to comments “due to a high number of comments that violated our terms of service,” whatever that means.

~Eowyn

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Presidential candidate Jay Inslee granted clemency twice to “three-strikes” criminal; perp is now on the run

Habitual criminal Tracy Hoggatt on the lam/Washington State DOC photo

Washington State has a “three-strikes” or “persistent offenders” law meant to confine life-long criminals for punishment of their violent crimes (and to deter other criminals). The one “out” for these criminals is clemency.

In reality, the moonbats that run Washington State care nothing about actually holding perpetual criminals accountable for their actions. See the following examples:

Insanity in Seattle: Homeless man attempts to kidnap child. Guess how many previous arrests/convictions he has…
Liberal utopia of Seattle: Drugstore employees subject to violent assaults as criminals become more brazen
Liberal utopia of Seattle: Prostitutes flooding the streets due to lack of law enforcement
Homeless Seattle man, accused of a stabbing, on the loose after failing to show up for court-appointed treatment program

Last week a three-striker offender was released from the Yakima County jail, after being granted clemency TWICE by Gov. Jay Inslee (demorat). He boarded a bus in Yakima County (presumably with no guardian) but officers were waiting at his destination.

The perp failed to show up to the mandated transition house and has now disappeared. They believed he jumped off in Seattle.

More details from Q13Fox:

“Now, a Department of Corrections warrant has been issued for his arrest and officers are asking for the public’s help to locate him.

Hoggatt had been serving a life sentence after convictions for Robbery 2nd Degree, Assault 2nd Degree and Theft 2nd Degree. He was released on clemency on July 23, 2018.

The news article included Hoggatt’s statement to the clemency board. “I will not let any one of you in the community down,” Hoggatt wrote. “I will demonstrate my ability to be a law-abiding, successful, responsible, trustworthy, and resourceful citizen. The possibilities are endless if we trust in God.”

According to The Daily News Online, Gov. Jay Inslee commuted Hoggatt’s sentence on Jan 16, 2017, finding that Hoggatt had “taken steps to turn his life around and developed a strong sense of empathy.”

A little more than three months later, Hoggatt was taken into custody again on October 31, 2018 for violating the terms of his release by consuming alcohol, not living at an approved address and associating with a known criminal/drug user. He remained in custody for 10 months until the Governor and clemency board reviewed the case and released him again on Tuesday.

Hoggatt has history of eluding law enforcement. In 1995, Hoggatt went to Canada for 6 months to avoid trial in Cowlitz County for a burglary because he was facing life without the possibility of parole. He was arrested when he returned in 1996 and Burglary and Bail Jumping.

Read the whole story here.

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Pancho Beto wants mandatory buyback of “assault weapons” and gun registry

Fortunately, this guy has no chance whatsoever of becoming president.

Pancho Beto announced via Twitter on Friday his plan to end gun violence which includes the following:

More from his web site:

“Beto will work with Congress to create a nationwide gun licensing system that will ensure individuals seeking a gun undergo an assessment by law enforcement and a background check. Individuals must be 21 years old to receive a license, will be required to complete a certified gun safety training, and will need to renew their licenses every five years.

Individuals will also be required to register their guns through a registry and all new handguns will be microstamped. In recognition of the country’s long hunting tradition, those under 21 with hunting licenses will be able to lawfully possess firearms for hunting. States will have the flexibility to administer their own licensing systems, allowing them to set higher standards. Where a state does not have a system in place, the federal government will administer the system.

Weapons of war belong on the battlefield, not in our communities or on our streets. Beto is calling for a mandatory buyback program for assault weapons and a voluntary buyback program for handguns. To create a funding stream for buybacks, Beto will increase the excise tax on gun manufacturers and fines imposed on gun traffickers, and will enable ATF to purchase any banned assault weapons presented to the agency. Individuals who fail to participate in the mandatory buyback of assault weapons will be fined.

Read about all the details of his plan here.

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Arkancide: List of Clinton associates who died mysteriously or committed suicide

The MSM had a meltdown when President Trump hinted at the “arkancide” of Jeffrey Epstein when he retweeted Terrence K. Williams’ August 10 tweet:

Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen

#JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead

I see #TrumpBodyCount trending but we know who did this!

RT [retweet] if you’re not Surprised

Urban Dictionary defines “arkancide” as:

  1. The favored method of getting rid political enemies in the state of Arkansas. When the medical examiners explain away two bodies filled with bullets as a case of suicide, it’s obvious they caught a case of arkancide.
  2. When you attempt to testify against Hillary Clinton, and then your house explodes.
  3. When a person who was criminally linked to Bill and Hillary Clinton dies of what looks to be a “suicide”, while being held in Federal custody, but that person was of sound mine, and was healthy.

There is even a website called Arkancide that, to my surprise, hasn’t yet been taken down.

The third definition for “arkancide” certainly applies to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, 66, who, we are told, committed suicide-by-hanging in his Manhattan federal detention cell on August 10, 2019, although he should have been on suicide watch. See:

William “Bill” Clinton, 72, was Attorney General of Arkansas (1977-1979), Governor of Arkansas (1983-1992) and President of the United States (1993-2001). His wife, Hillary Rodham,71, was U.S. senator from New York (2001-2009), Secretary of State (2009-2013), and the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in the 2016 election.

Below is a chronological list of Clinton associates who allegedly suicided themselves before testifying or died under mysterious circumstances, compiled from CBS Las Vegas and Gateway Pundit and supplemented by sources (embedded) I found:

  1. Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General (Snopes says he was her law professor). Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head in February 1977; ruled a suicide. Was 7½ months pregnant at the time of her death. No autopsy was performed.
  2. Barry Seal: An ex-TWA pilot who became a major drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel, operating from Mena Airport, Arkansas, when Bill Clinton was governor. Became a DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) informant after he was convicted of smuggling charges. Murdered in February 1986 by contract killers hired by Pablo Escobar, head of the Medellín Cartel.
  3. Don Henry: A 16-year-old boy who, with his friend Kevin Ives (see #4 below), was hit by a cargo train in Alexander, Arkansas in August 1987. Their deaths were initially ruled an accident, but were later ruled homicides after the parents of the boys insisted on a second autopsy. A pathologist ruled Henry’s shirt showed evidence of a stab wound. It is said the boys had accidentally stumbled upon Barry Seal’s drug smuggling operations at Mena Airport. One week before and again on the same night the boys died, a man wearing military fatigues was spotted near the train tracks. According to Snopes, a 1988 Saline County grand jury determined the boys were murdered and their bodies afterwards laid on the tracks, but no other conclusions were reached and no indictments were returned. Snopes says there was “nothing that ties Ives and Henry to Clinton” and that “In a 25 May 1990 hearing before U.S. Magistrate Henry Jones Jr., Katherine Brightop said her ex-boyfriend Paul William Criswell told her” he and three other men had beaten the two boys to death  after they caught the boys trying to steal cocaine. 
  4. Kevin Ives:  A 17-year-old boy who, with his friend Don Henry (above), were killed by a train in August 1987. Many individuals with information on the Henry/Ives case died in suspicious circumstances, including:
    1. Keith Coney: Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck in May 1988.
    2. Keith McMaskle: Died in November 1988, stabbed 113 times. Snopes says that in August 1989, Ronald Shane Smith was sentenced to ten years for the murder of McMaskle.
    3. Gregory Collins: Found shot in the woods in January 1989.
    4. Jeff Rhodes: Shot twice in the head and found burnt in a dumpster in April 1989. Snopes says Rhodes had earlier told his father he feared for his life because he’d witnessed a narcotics transaction, and that in July 1989 Frank Pilcher was arrested for Rhodes’ murder.
    5. Jordan Ketelson: Found shot in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990. All Snopes says is that “21-year-old Jordan Ketelsen died on 25 June 1990.”
    6. Richard Winters : Killed by a man using a sawed-off shotgun in a set-up robbery in July 1989.
    7. James Milan: No date of death. Found decapitated. Snopes says that Milam’s daughter-in-law insisted Milam was murdered, but that Milam had died three months before the Ives and Henry murders.
  5. Danny Casolaro: Freelance reporter working to uncover the leads of several then-rumored Clinton scandals including activities at Mena Airport and the corrupt Arkansas Development Finance Authority. Found dead in his hotel bathroom in August 1991 with both wrists slashed, although he had repeatedly informed his family and friends if he met such a fate it would not be suicide. Ruled a suicide.
  6. C. Victor Raiser II: A major player in the Clinton fund raising organization; died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
  7. Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock, Arkansas in September 1992. Described by Clinton as a “dear friend and trusted advisor”.
  8. Paula Grober: Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf and traveled with him from 1978 until her death in December 1992 in a one car accident. There were no witnesses.
  9. James Wilson: Found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.
  10. Paul Wilcher: Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Danny Casolaro. Found dead on a toilet in his Washington DC apartment in June 1993, a month after writing a letter to then-US Attorney General Janet Reno alleging that the CIA was killing people to cover up mind control experiments, and that the Waco incident was one of these events.
  11. Vince Foster – Former White House counselor and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head in July 1993; ruled a suicide.
  12. Jon Parnell Walker: Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corporation. Jumped to his death from his Arlington ,Virginia apartment balcony in August 1993.
  13. Jerry Parks: Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock in September 1993. Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton and had threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
  14. Steven Dickson: A Kansas lawyer who died (with Stanley Heard, #15 below) in a small plane crash in September 1993. Washington Post says “authorities” said Dickson had participated the previous day in a briefing on the Clinton administration’s health care plan.
  15. Stanley Heard: An Arkansas chiropractor said by some sites to be Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee, served on Bill Clinton’s advisory council and personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and brother. Died with his attorney Steven Dickson in a small plane crash in September 1993.
  16. Edward Willey Jr.: Clinton fundraiser found dead in November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton had groped her in the Oval Office in the White House.
  17. Gandy Baugh: Attorney for Bill Clinton’s friend Dan Lasater. Died by jumping out a window of a tall building in January 1994. Dan Lasater was a convicted cocaine distributor and a longtime Clinton supporter and campaign donor.
  18. James Bunch: Died from a gunshot suicide in February 1994. He had a “Black Book” of names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas.
  19. Hershell Friday: An Arkansas lawyer who was on Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign finance committee. Died in March 1994 when his plane crashed in an attempted landing.
  20. Kathy Ferguson: Ex-wife of Arkansas state trooper Danny Ferguson. Found dead in May 1994 in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she was going somewhere. Danny Ferguson brought Paula Jones to Bill Clinton’s hotel room and was a co-defendant in Jones’ harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
  21. Bill Shelton: Police officer and fiancé of Kathy Ferguson who was critical of her suicide ruling. Found dead at Ferguson’s grave site in June 1994 of a gunshot wound behind his ear. Ruled a suicide.
  22. Stanley Huggins: A partner in a Memphis law firm found dead in June 1994 reportedly from viral pneumonia. Huggins headed a 1987 examination into the loan practices of Madison Savings & Loan. He produced a 300-400 page report that has never been made public. Snopes claims that Dr. Richard Callery, Delaware’s top medical examiner, said Huggins had died from viral myocarditis and bronchial pneumonia, and that University of Delaware police officer Joel Ivory said his exhaustive investigation of Huggins’ death turned up “no sign at all of foul play.”
  23. Florence Martin: An accountant working for the CIA who had documents and paperwork detailing a $1.5 million Caymans bank  account for drug-smuggler Barry Seals. Found dead in her home in Texas in October 1994, with three gunshots to her head through a pillow. According to Snopes, Martin worked the graveyard shift at a convenience store. In 2012, Jack Wesley Melton was charged with Martin’s murder; DNA found at the scene was matched to him, leading to his arrest.
  24. Ron Brown: Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash in April 1996. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors.
  25. Charles Meissner: Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave a special security clearance to John Huang, a deputy assistant secretary for international economic affairs in Bill Clinton’s Commerce Department before he (Huang) became a chief fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in 1996. Meissner died in the same plane crash as Ron Brown in April 1996.
  26. Barbara Wise: Commerce Department secretary who worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Found dead in her locked Commerce Department office in November 1996, her body bruised and partially clothed. Snopes claims that “A thorough investigation uncovered no evidence of foul play or suicide. Wise had a history of frequent and severe health problems, including liver ailments, and her death was attributed to natural causes.”
  27. Mary Mahoney: Worked on Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign and worked as an intern during Clinton’s first presidential term. Murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown, reportedly just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.
  28. James McDougal: Clintons’ convicted Whitewater partner who died of an apparent heart attack in March 1998 while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.
  29. Johnny Lawhorn, Jr.: A mechanic whose repair shop was ripped by a tornado in the spring of 1997, which opened up the trunk of a car containing a box of Whitewater records, including a copy of a $27,000 cashiers check payable to Bill Clinton. Lawhorn turned the box of documents over to the FBI. In March 1998, after driving less than ¼ of a mile, Lawhorn and a friend were killed when his car hit a utility pole at a high rate of speed.
  30. Seth Rich: DC staffer who leaked damaging DNC emails to Wikileaks, including an email showing the DNC had sabotaged Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign to favor Hillary Clinon. Rich was “robbed” (his wallet was intact) and shot to death on the streets of Washington, DC, on July 10, 2016.
  31. Jeffrey Epstein: Committed suicide-by-hanging in his Manhattan federal detention cell on August 10, 2019. Flight logs of Epstein’s private jet show Bill Clinton had flown on it at least 26 times. Reportedly, the FBI also has evidence that Hillary Clinton had visited Epstein’s private island.

Clinton bodyguards who are dead include:

  1. Major William S. Barkley, Jr.: Died on May 19, 1993 in a helicopter crash in the woods near Quantico, Va.
  2. Col. William Densberger: Killed on Feb. 23, 1993, in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crashed in Weisbaden, Germany. No cause was ever determined.
  3. Sgt. Brian Hanley: Killed in the May 1993 helicopter crash.
  4. Col. Robert Kelly: Killed in the Feb. 1993 helicopter crash.
  5. Conway LeBleu: Killed in the Clinton FBI assault on Waco in February 1993.
  6. Todd McKeehan: Killed in Waco in February 1993.
  7. Luther Parks: Head of Clinton’s Gubernatorial security team in Little Rock. Gunned down in his car at an intersection near Jacksonville, Arkansas on September 26, 1993.
  8. Captain Scott J . Reynolds: Killed in the May 1993 helicopter crash.
  9. Spec. Gary Rhodes: Killed in the Feb. 1993 helicopter crash.
  10. Major General William Robertson: Killed in the Feb. 1993 helicopter crash.
  11. Sgt. Tim Sabel: Killed in the May 1993 helicopter crash.
  12. Alan Whicker: Oversaw Bill Clinton’s Secret Service detail. Died in the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19th 1995.
  13. Robert Williams: Killed in Waco in February 1993.
  14. Steve Willis: Killed in Waco in February 1993.

There are other Arkancides in the three years between Seth Rich’s death on July 10, 2016 and Jeffrey Epstein’s on August 10, 2019. I will add those to this post later because researching them will take time. If you know who they are, please share the information, including source link(s), in a comment. Thank you!

~Eowyn

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4 of 6 Native Americans who sued to prevent North Dakota from implementing voter ID, have a criminal record

North Dakota is the only U.S. state that allows residents to vote without registering, as long as they show a valid piece of identification (ID) at the voting booth.

Despite the state’s generous definition of what constitutes a valid piece of ID, in January 2016, six members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians sued the state, claiming that the ID requirement restricted the ability of tribal members to exercise their right to vote, in violation of the U.S. Constitution, state law, and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians is a Native American tribe of Ojibwa and Métis peoples, based on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota. The tribe has 30,000 enrolled members. A population of 5,815 reside on the main reservation and another 2,516 reside on off-reservation trust land (as of the 2000 census).

The main reservation lies in northern North Dakota and has a land area of 67.583 square miles and a 2016 estimated population of 6,369, an unemployment rate of nearly 50%, a poverty rate of 38%, and a per capita annual income of $12,000. The Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation also has extensive off-reservation trust lands spread across 22 counties in three states: North Dakota, Montana and South Dakota. Including these lands, the reservation’s land area totals 233.036 square miles.

On August 1, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota – Bismarck granted the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction, on the grounds that voter ID imposes “excessively burdensome requirements” on Native American voters in North Dakota.

On July 31, 2019, in a 2-1 decision, the 3-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated North Dakota’s voter ID requirement and tossed out the lower district court’s injunction. But the six Native American plaintiffs of the original lawsuit have filed an “emergency” appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate the Circuit Court’s ruling.

See my post of yesterday: “8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstates North Dakota voter ID requirement

The six plaintiffs are Richard Brakebill, Dorothy Herman, Della Merrick, Elvis Norquay, Ray Norquay, Lucille Vivier, who all claim to be Native American residents of North Dakota. To quote their Complaint in the original lawsuit, Brakebill, et al. vs. Alvin Jaeger, in his capacity as the North Dakota Secretary of State:

All of the Plaintiffs named in this Complaint are citizens of the United States, residents of North Dakota, Native Americans, and duly qualified electors eligible to vote in local, state, and federal elections in North Dakota. “The record reveals these Plaintiffs and others were denied the right to vote in November 2014 (even though the poll workers knew them personally and knew they were qualified to vote) because they had invalid ID’s under the new laws.” Doc. 50 at 17.

Under the new law, HB 1369, Plaintiffs likewise would have been disenfranchised or severely burdened despite being duly qualified electors. Therefore, all Plaintiffs have a direct, substantial, and legally protectable interest in the subject matter of this litigation.

Filing a lawsuit and an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court costs money and requires considerable legal knowledge. So who are those six very persistent Native American plaintiffs?

Note that as litigants in a high-profile lawsuit, the six qualify as “public figures”. As stated in Law.com, “Incorrect harmful statements published about a public figure cannot be the basis of a lawsuit for defamation unless there is proof that the writer or publisher intentionally defamed the person with malice (hate).”

(1) Richard Brakebill

According to the Complaint, Brakebill, et al. vs. Alvin Jaeger, of the original lawsuit:

Plaintiff Richard Brakebill is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and a United States Navy veteran. Mr. Brakebill is over the age of 18 and has lived in Rolla, North Dakota for at least ten years. Mr. Brakebill is therefore a qualified elector in North Dakota. “Plaintiff Richard Brakebill was denied the right to vote in November 2014 because he had an expired driver’s license. When he sought to remedy this problem at a North Dakota Driver’s License Site, he was denied a new form of ID because he did not have a copy of his Arkansas birth certificate.” Doc. 50 at 17. He had a tribal ID without an address and an expired state of North Dakota ID with an old address. Mr. Brakebill lives on a fixed income and currently works a seasonal, inconsistent job, further constraining his ability to secure the documentation necessary to obtain a qualifying ID or supplement his existing ID. “Nevertheless, Mr. Brakebill attempted to vote on election day in 2014 and presented his expired driver’s license and his tribal ID. He was denied a ballot because his license had expired and his tribal ID did not reveal a current residential address.” Id. Mr. Brakebill currently possesses a tribal ID that lists his street address but the ID expires August 2018, three months before the November 2018 election. Mr. Brakebill had to pay $10 for his tribal ID, and will have to pay again next year for an updated tribal ID. Mr. Brakebill recently suffered a house fire and lost most of his possessions and is unsure whether he will be able to obtain another ID prior to the election due to the strain on his financial resources. Mr. Brakebill has also been unable to secure a state ID due to the logistical difficulty of getting to a North Dakota Driver’s License Site (“DLS”). Mr. Brakebill believes he has to travel to the Devil’s Lake DLS to obtain an ID – an approximately 1 hour and 15 minute drive – because the DLS nearest to him in Rolla is open so infrequently that attempting to go there is, practically speaking, impossible. The DLS in Rolla is open the second Wednesday of every month from 10:20 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.

Note that according to the above, Brakebill was born in Arkansas, and is living in and has lived in Rolla, North Dakota for more than ten years. But according to the people search engine Truth Finder, there is no one named Richard Brakebill who lives or has lived in Rolla, North Dakota, but there are two Richard Brakebills in Arkansas, who appear to be father and son:

  1. Richard Gene Brakebill, 56, with this criminal record:
    • DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) on Nov. 5, 1998, Nov. 20, 2001, and April 28, 2005.
    • Issuing check without sufficient funds on Aug. 21, 2006.
  2. Richard Dwyane Brakebill, 30:
    • In 2009, he was evicted from an apartment in Mountain Home, AR, and had a civil judgment of $1260 filed against him.
    • Driving without insurance on March 12, 2010 (“failure to comply with compulsory driver’s insurance law in Oklahoma”).

(2) Dorothy Herman

There are four Dorothy Hermans in North Dakota:

  • Dorothy Ann Herman, 70, Williston, ND.
  • Dorothy E. Herman, 79, Rolla, ND.
  • Dorothy M. Herman, 83, Grand Forks, ND.
  • Dorothy Herman, 87, Fargo, ND.

Williston is in southern ND; Grand Forks and Fargo are both in eastern ND. Of the four Dorothy Hermans, Dorothy E. Herman of Rolla, ND is most likely the voter ID plaintiff because Rolla is in northern North Dakota as is the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation; Rolla is also the city that Richard Brakebill claims to be his residence.

According to Truth Finder, Dorothy E. Herman, 79, is of modest means. She and her husband (or son) own a 2-bed 1-bath home in Rolla with a 2018 assessed property value of only $43,740. Herman’s Facebook page says she is retired and had “studied” at Turtle Mountain Community College.

(3) Della Merrick

Truth Finder says there is no Della Merrick in North Dakota, and found only two Della Merricks in the U.S. — in Kansas and Ohio. But another people search engine, Spokeo, found a Della Merrick with P. O.  Box addresses in Dunseith and Belcourt, ND, but Spokeo claims she is 100% Caucasian.

(4) Elvis Norquay

Elvis Norquay has an extensive criminal history in Minnesota & North Dakota:

  • DUI and “aggressive” DUI on Dec. 21, 1987, Dec. 29, 1988, Sept. 4, 1990, and Oct. 18, 2006.
  • Driving with an open bottle, and DAR (driving after revocation of license) on Sept. 4, 1990.
  • Fleeing or attempting to elude police, March 1, 1996.
  • Driving w/out liability insurance on April 29, 1997, May 2, 1997, Feb. 17, 2004, and Oct. 18, 2006.
  • Driving with a suspended license on May 2, 1997, Feb. 17, 2004, Oct. 18, 2006.
  • Possession of controlled substance, Sept. 19, 1997

(5) Ray(mond) Norquay

Raymond Norquay, 56, also has a criminal record:

  • Driving with suspended license, July 30, 1995.
  • DUI, March 11, 1997.
  • Driving w/out insurance, Jan. 25, 1997.
  • Convicted and sentenced for rape of an individual less than 13 years of age, Dec. 12, 1998.
  • Convicted and sentenced for theft, March 12, 1999.

(6) Lucille Vivier

Lucille Vivier, 56, was arrested on May 23, 1991 for issuing check without sufficient funds.

In summary, four of the six plaintiffs in the lawsuit to prevent North Dakota from implementing its voter ID law have a record of “petty” crimes. One of the six was convicted and sentenced for rape of a minor. None of the six plaintiffs has a discernible record of higher education or of legal knowledge or training. All of which should raise questions as to whether the six are for-hire plaintiffs.

In their “emergency” appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, the attorney (“Counsel of Record”) of the six applicants/plaintiffs is John Echohawk of the Native American Rights Fund — a Colorado-based non-profit law firm co-founded in 1970 by Echohawk and David Getches to “provide legal representation and technical assistance to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.”

David Getches, who died in 1991, was a professor at the University of Colorado Law School. John Echohawk claims Pawnee heritage, had served on Barack Obama‘s first presidential transition team on Indian affairs, and was considered by the Obama administration as a possible nominee to the federal bench. Echohawk’s brother, Larry EchoHawk, was Idaho’s State Attorney General (1991-1995) and Obama’s director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

According to Charity Navigator, in fiscal year 2018, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) had $13,265,349 in total revenue, $12,820,425 in total expenses, and $43,878,073 in net assets. In its 2016 IRS Form 990, Echohawk was the highest-paid employee as NARF’s executive director, having received $255,172 in compensation from NARF and “related organizations”.

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8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstates North Dakota voter ID requirement

Democrats vehemently oppose voter identification (ID), claiming that requiring voter ID is a form of “voter suppression” because, for some inexplicable reason, requiring them to show their IDs especially would discourage and prevent people-of-color from voting.

But as The Daily Signal points out, voter ID laws are rooted in a desire to promote election integrity because election fraud has been and continues to plague U.S. elections, as can be seen in The Heritage Foundation’s election fraud database. Moreover, a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that voter ID laws have no discernible effect on reducing the turnout of voters. Over the period 2008 to 2016, the researchers found that voter ID “laws have no negative effect on registration or turnout, overall or for any group defined by race, gender, age, or party affiliation.

North Dakota is the only U.S. state that does not require citizens to register to vote. In that state, without having registered to vote, a resident can show up on Election Day and vote —as long you show identification.

North Dakota’s state legislature stipulates that a valid form of identification must show the voter’s legal name, current residential address, and date of birth. Valid IDs include a driver’s license, a nondriver’s ID card issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, or an “official form of identification issued by a tribal government to a tribal member residing in the state”.

However, even if an individual cannot produce one of the three acceptable IDs, North Dakota would still allow him/her to vote if s/he produces a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or a check or other document issued by a federal, state, or local government agency.

Moreover, a prospective voter who cannot provide either a valid form of ID or a supplemental documentation like a bank statement, may still vote. But his/her ballot would be set aside until the voter presents an acceptable ID either before the close of the polls that day, or within 6 days to “an employee of the office of the election official responsible for the administration of the election.”

Despite the reasonableness of North Dakota’s voter ID law, in January 2016, six members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians sued, claiming that the ID requirement restricted the ability of tribal members to register and exercise their right to vote, in violation of the U.S. Constitution, state law, and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

As described in Court House News, the 6 Native American plaintiffs — Richard Brakebill, Dorothy Herman, Della Merrick, Elvis Norquay, Ray Norquay, Lucille Vivier — claimed that the ID requirement places an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote of many Native Americans because Native Americans in North Dakota are “disproportionately homeless” and “often live on reservations or in other rural areas where people do not have street addresses; even if they do … those addresses are frequently not included on tribal IDs.” It must be noted that the six plaintiffs themselves all have residential addresses.

On August 1, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota – Bismarck granted the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction, on the grounds that voter ID imposes “excessively burdensome requirements” on Native American voters in North Dakota which outweigh the State’s asserted interests. The district court cited statistical evidence that North Dakota’s voter ID law would prevent 2,305 Native Americans from voting because they did not possess a valid ID.

North Dakota Secretary of State Alvin Jaeger appealed the district court’s decision.

On July 31, 2019, in a 2-1 decision, the 3-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated North Dakota’s voter ID requirement and tossed out the lower district court’s injunction. The three judges are:

  • Steven Colloton, a G. W. Bush appointee.
  • William Benton, a G. W. Bush appointee.
  • Jane Kelly, an Obama appointee.

In Brakebill et al. v. Jaeger, Judge Steven Colloton writes for the 2-to-1 majority (it’s no mystery who the dissenting judge is):

  • North Dakota’s voter ID law “does not impose a burden on voters that justifies a statewide injunction” preventing the state from implementing the ID requirement because only less than 0.5% of all eligible voters in North Dakota do not have a valid ID or supplemental documentation.
  • Requiring voters to have a residential street address is not discriminatory. Judge Colloton cites former Associate Justice John Paul Stevens’ opinion in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board (2008), in which the Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s voter ID requirement: A “residential street address furthers North Dakota’s legitimate interest in preventing voter fraud and safeguarding voter confidence, so unlike a poll tax, it is not invidiously ‘unrelated to voter qualifications.’”
  • The 6 plaintiffs presented no evidence to support their contention that residents without a valid ID had “attempted to obtain a supplemental document and were unsuccessful.”
  • Colloton concludes that “In short, the evidence is insufficient to show that the valid form of identification requirement places a substantial burden on most North Dakota voters.”

The 6 Native American plaintiffs of the original lawsuit — Richard Brakebill, Dorothy Herman, Della Merrick, Elvis Norquay, Ray Norquay, Lucille Vivier — have filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate the Circuit Court’s ruling.

4 of the 6 plaintiffs have a criminal record. See “4 of 6 Native Americans who sued to prevent North Dakota from implementing voter ID law, have a criminal record“.

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Hollyweirdo Alec Baldwin says Russians killed Jeffrey Epstein

Last Friday morning, we were told that just a day after the unsealing of documents revealing the names of prominent Demonrat politicians, convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein had committed suicide-by-hanging in his prison cell in Manhattan Correctional Center.

“At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.” -George Orwell

Last night, from the Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation account he runs with his wife, Trump-hater actor Alec Baldwin, 61, tweeted that “The Russians killed Epstein. They’re in charge of everything now.”

“AlecBaldwin” should be a new synonym for insanity.

See also “Singer David Crosby believes President Trump is under the control of Russia

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Singer David Crosby believes President Trump is under the control of Russia

Libtard David Crosby, formerly of the group Crosby, Stills & Nash, was given the opportunity to write an opinion piece for the Daily Beast. In his screed, he goes on to state that President Trump is under the control of Putin because of the “very real possibility that Putin has incriminating evidence with which to blackmail the president.”

From his rant:

It seems clear to me that Russia may well have some kind of info they are using to blackmail Trump with—“kompromat” as the Russians call it. It could be the alleged “pee tape,” could be some truth to the whispers that Trump has been laundering Russian mob money for at least 20 years through his New York real estate deals, stashing illegal money in multimillion-dollar apartments and condos all over town.

Could just be the fact he lied about working on a deal for Trump Tower Moscow while he was running to be President of the United States in 2016. This could be why Trump is so completely under the control of Russia and so utterly disloyal to the United States. This could be why the Republican Party is blocking the passage of laws to protect our elections from outside influence, because that’s how they installed Trump, and that’s how they intend to win again in 2020.”

Read his full tirade here.

Although Mr. Crosby has no proof of actual crimes committed by President Trump, we DO have proof of crimes committed by this libtard. From Wikipedia:

“In 1982, after being convicted of several drugs and weapons offenses, Crosby spent nine months in a Texas state prison. The drug charges were related to possession of heroin and cocaine.

In 1985, Crosby was arrested for drunken driving, a hit-and-run driving accident, and possession of a concealed pistol and drug paraphernalia. Crosby was arrested after driving into a fence in a Marin County suburb, where officers found a .45-caliber pistol and cocaine in his car.

On March 7, 2004, Crosby was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, illegal possession of a hunting knife, illegal possession of ammunition, and illegal possession of about one ounce of marijuana. Crosby left said items behind in his hotel room. Authorities said a “hotel employee searched the suitcase for identification and found about an ounce of marijuana, rolling papers, two knives and a .45-caliber pistol. Mr. Crosby was arrested when he returned to the hotel to pick up his bag.” After spending 12 hours in jail, he was released on $3,500 bail. On July 4, 2004, he pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, was fined $5,000 and given no jail time. Prosecutors did not seek a more severe penalty on the weapons charge because the pistol was registered in California and was stowed safely in his luggage when it was found. A charge of unlawful possession of marijuana was dismissed. Crosby was discharged by the court on condition that he pay his fine and not get arrested again.”

Since Mr. Crosby is very familiar with the criminal justice system and the concept of “innocent until proven guilty,” I suggest he offer some more verifiable proof for his claims. Even better, present the proof to Congress. STAT.

Or maybe he should just up his meds for his TDS infection.

h/t Breitbart
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Fauxcahontas proposes more taxes on guns and ammo

Because raising taxes always solves big problems…

From Yahoo: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wants to sharply increase taxes on guns and ammunition as part of a comprehensive new plan to reduce gun deaths in the United States by 80%.

Warren, who is set to appear along with most of the other 20-plus Democratic presidential candidates at a gun control forum in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, is also proposing universal background checks (like they already don’t exist?), federal gun licensing, a one-week waiting period on all gun purchases to limit impulsive violence, a ban on assault weapons and a newly empowered Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, among a host of other suggestions.

“Faced with a complex and entrenched public health crisis, made worse by the ongoing inability of a corrupt government (isn’t she part of that corruption?) to do anything about it, it’s easy to despair,” Warren wrote in a Medium post. “But we are not incapable of solving big problems. We’ve done it before.” (How’d that work out with Obamacare?)

Warren is unveiling her plan a week after deadly massacres in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the latest in a years-long run of mass shootings that have transformed the politics of gun control, making it a key issue for Democratic primary voters and a key issue for the party in many general elections.

Warren chose the 80% mark for gun violence death reductions in order to echo the 80% reduction in driving deaths since 1965, when Congress decided the number of people dying in automobile accidents was unacceptable.

>“We’ll start by implementing solutions that we believe will work,” she wrote. “We’ll continue by constantly revisiting and updating those solutions based on new public health research. And we’ll make structural changes to end the ability of corrupt extremists to block our government from defending the lives of our people.”

Warren is not the first candidate to release a plan to combat gun violence, and much of the field ― including former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ― supports universal background checks and bans on high-capacity ammunition magazines. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) similarly pushed for federal gun licenses, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has promised to use a wide array of executive actions to stem gun violence even if Congress doesn’t act.

Two things set Warren’s plan apart: the taxes and her emphasis on eliminating the influence of the National Rifle Association.

For a century, the federal government has imposed an excise tax on manufacturers and importers of guns and ammunition. Handguns are taxed at 10%, while all other guns and ammunition are taxed at 11%. Warren would raise the tax on guns to 30% and the tax on ammunition to 50%.

Warren’s plan to combat the influential but weakened NRA, which has essentially united the Republican Party against gun control and stonewalled Democratic movement on the issue for decades, includes a promise to appoint an attorney general who will investigate the NRA’s use of “loopholes … to divert member dues into lavish payments for its board members and senior leadership.”

Her plan also emphasizes the need for structural reforms, including ending the 60-vote requirement to end a filibuster in the Senate, in order to pass comprehensive gun violence legislation.

“Enough is enough,” Warren writes. “Lasting gun reform requires the elimination of the filibuster.”

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