Ethics

R3publicans: Sen. Menendez Mistrial Has Serious Implications for Future Corruption Cases

Legal experts and federal prosecutors warned that a win for Menendez could essentially legalize public corruption and “pay-to-play politics” at a time when American faith in the political system is at a notable low.

by Whitney Webb

November 20th, 2017

After a court battle lasting nearly two years, the bribery case against Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has been declared a mistrial, when the jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision after nine weeks of testimony and a week of deliberation. Ten of the 12 jury members had reportedly voted to acquit the senator while two other members refused to back away from their view that the senator should be convicted.

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Congressman Ralph Norman: ‘America Needs God, Not Gun Control’

America needs God. That is a truth that cannot be spoken enough. For years now, lawmakers have fought to remove God from every aspect of our country’s foundation. Although the crosses may not be hanging where they once were, we can still see their outline.

We know beyond a doubt that we need God, yet we continue to swim in the filthy waters of a faithless pool. Then when mass murders happen and people die, people cry out, “WHY GOD!?” They curse him and ask him how he could let this happen….

But…..we kicked him out. Remember? How could he stop it when we have told him that he is not welcome?

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[Editor’s note: Congressman Ralph Norman is a Republican from South Carolina (SC5)]

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Sooner Politics: The Freshmen Of 2012: Leading The House Downward

The incoming freshman class of 2012 in the Oklahoma House are noted for their ascent to leadership. There are just 8 of them, in all. This past winter they took over the House leadership and consolidated much of the power within their small group. There are only 8 of them (one Democrat and seven Republicans). Until this past session they had a composite score of better than 54%, in the Conservative Index.  But then they got power and position to set […]

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  Kyle Loveless will accept a lifetime ban on any government employment or professional lobbying. The Oklahoman first carried the story of a settlement between the Oklahoma ethics Commission and former senator, Kyle Loveless.   On Friday, he signed a settlement agreement with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission acknowledging he misused more than $100,000 in donations to his 2012 and 2016 campaigns. &n […]

Read the full article at Oklahoma’s Political News service, www.SoonerPolitics.org .

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Crime Search

The Justice Department appointed Robert Mueller special counsel this week. His mission is to investigate suspected collusion between Team Trump and Russia.  And pretty much anything else that strikes his fancy once he gets going. Mueller’s a career creature of the Washington Swamp. But, as swamp creatures go, he’s one of the most respected. He served as

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Are They Really Out to Get Trump?

Sometimes paranoia is justified
PHILIP GIRALDI • MAY 16, 2017

Clapper Comey Brennan

President Donald Trump is not exactly known for his self-restraint. The recent firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey was not handled with any delicacy and has unleashed a firestorm of criticism coming from across the political spectrum. And since Comey’s abrupt dismissal the backstabbing has become even worse, with many coming around to the view that Trump is actually crudely threatening Comey over the issue of what might or might not have been said at dinners and meetings between the two men.

read more at http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/are-they-really-out-to-get-trump/

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