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DISSA AND DATA: FIREWALLS, SUPER LIV, IMPEACHMENT, KOBE, & ‘TALKING TINA’

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JAN. 29, 2020) — Time for THE PLANET to clear out the notebook of “dissa and data.”

Firewall — Late in 2019, THE PLANET invested in a new digital platform to improve the experience of both publisher (moi) and reader (you). We freshened the appearance, took ads, and tightened security. We installed advanced recognition to help patrol the increased traffic. The feedback has been favorable. That said, we occasionally get questions about comments sent to moderation. Our Firewall Master, “Fireball” Fred Wenz, is the best in the business. He’s how we can keep this two-way board in the stratosphere. We won’t go the way of The Boring Broadsheet or iBerkshires in banning instant feedback (one option) or descend in to muck of Topix (the other option). If your comment is randomly assigned to review, it will eventually (and sooner, not later) be handled.

Super LIV — Now that the Patriots Nation has a welcome respite from yet another appearance in The New England Patriots Invitational (otherwise known as the Super Bowl), its fans have the best of both worlds. In the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs, an AFC team 50 years from a super showing, meet the San Francisco 49ers, QB’d by favorite son Jimmy Garappolo, THE PLANET‘s personal fave. If the Chiefs win, we keep the title in the AFC. If the Niners do it, Jimmy gets a ring on his own and not riding on Tom Brady’s GOATtails. Game predictions, anyone?

Impeachy Keen — As part of the impeachment proceedings, House managers entered into the record a 28,578-page report of that body’s hearing. Do you think anyone on the planet or THE PLANET has read it? Neither do we. A few observations:

  • Thus far all Senators have heard is hearsay. There has been no proof offered to support the two articles of removal (abuse of power and obstruction of Congress).
  • The burden of proof lies with the House.
  • Since impeachment comes 10 months before the November election, the House is asking the American people to overturn two elections, 2016 and this year.
  • THE PLANET supports the call for witnesses, especially former national security adviser John Bolton and White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. The vote on witnesses should come this week.
  • Trump will win acquittal.

Kobe Death — THE PLANET joins those grieving the death, but can we put it in perspective? He was a basketball player, a guy with a talent for putting a ball into a hoop. Bryant didn’t cure cancer. He didn’t discover the Quantum Unified Field Equations. He dribbled, shot, and scored. In fact, Bryant doesn’t cracks our Top 10: 1. Russell, 2. Chamberlain, 3. LeBron, 4. Cousy, 5. Jordon, 6. Larry, 7.  Dr. J, 8. Magic, 9. Jabbar, 10. Shayes. Part of his story also, unfortunately, is a credible accusation of rape (2003). After charges were brought, Bryant apologized, admitting “she did not consent to this encounter.” An out-of-court settlement got the woman to drop the charges. Besides the Bryants, seven other people died in the crash, including the father, mother, and sister of Red Sox scout J.J. Altobelli. Those families have been torn apart, too.

Talking GretaTHE PLANET loved the following lead from a recent article in The National Review:

‘Poll Finds Most People Would Rather Be Annihilated By Giant Tidal Wave Than Continue To Be Lectured By Climate Change Activists,” the Babylon Bee reported in December, adding in an attached news story that one man’s response to hearing ‘just 30 seconds of a Greta Thunberg lecture’ was to scrawl on the survey form, ‘Come, sweet death.’ The Bee was, as usual, ahead of the pack, but these days it’s becoming common for even left-leaning comics to mock Thunberg. “Iconic”? “Courageous”? Nah. Just tiresome. Far from being a visionary difference-maker who put it all on the line for her righteous cause, Thunberg is increasingly being derided as just another hyperemotional, tantrum-prone, attention-seeking teen brat.”

Actually, Greta reminds us alternately of Chucky, the demented doll of film fame, and Talking Tina from the classic episode of The Twilight Zone.

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Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
8 months ago

Dan, Agree w/you on the Kobe issue. I think “privilege” overrode basic avionics; Greta is a tick on somebody’s ass! She will go away someday and Trump will be acquitted!

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Ghost Rider
7 months ago

Ask the state about state police overtime scandle.I wonder how those people felt so comfortable that 1 guy made 280k with 130k in overtime.Pittsfield taxpayers need to know where every single dime is spent.We need an update today on the beleaguered snow budget.3.3million of unforseen spending.Lets get real.Why are we keeping secrets.Lets get Mrs Behnkes School department to update councilors and taxpayers of 35 new positions with retirerments and healthcare costs.Its only respectful of the Mccandless Yon department to share information that relates to property owners.Councilors get lazy.They are taught to have very low expectations of employees.Just get through the day thinking…..Morningside and Conte are Great buildings on good expandable property.Urban Pittsfield needs these locations.Dont let Elitist bus you out of your neighborhood.

BopWinters
BopWinters
8 months ago

Jordan, LebrON,KAREEM, K C 35 S F 25

AverageJoe
AverageJoe
8 months ago

If Bryant were an Average Joe he’d still be in a Colorado prison for rape. His black privilege and high priced lawyers scared off the victim. Personally, I hate basketball and never understood America’s fascination with pampered jocks, from high school on up. Only an idiot would have flown a chopper in pea soup absent an emergency, and lots of people died besides him. So well said Dan. People really ought to feel bad for the children who basically didn’t have a choice to fly.

Not Coosey
Not Coosey
Reply to  AverageJoe
8 months ago

Cousy? Way off on that one.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  AverageJoe
7 months ago

Its called wealth as there is no such thing as black privilege.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  The school committee
7 months ago

Really? Ever hear of blacks getting preferential treatment in hiring?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
8 months ago

Greta is a child puppet, it’s shown the child is coached by her parents that have an agenda.

She has ~ 0% knowledge of science

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 months ago

The poor girl should be allowed to attend school, although if the schools in her hometown are anything like the schools here in America, it will just be more climate change brainwashing and she will not ever be able to detox from all the climate change propaganda.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
8 months ago

So funny. That girl probably could pass scholastic tests that would make you cringe. At least she has a heart and cares about future generations. Because Trump hates her so all his disciples hate her. Look what that monster has done to your soul Pat. I sure hope Trump does not come out against babies because there will be mass infanticide.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
8 months ago

Well how many unborn have YOU supported , murdered?

D-Rats want to have the 9-month/living killed too

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
8 months ago

Dan , highest honors math and science, 98% physics AP test, ME, and I am better at Chemistry.

Greta is a SHAM/Fraud!!!!

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
8 months ago

Pat it seems that in the 4th year of Trump Making America Greedy Again you would feel more hope in the faith you put in this celebrity host.Why would anyone not for a guy that has not made you love your future in America

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
7 months ago

Trump is a child President and a Putin puppet

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
8 months ago

I’d put Bird ahead of Johnson. Spot on with Russel #1

erving/magicc ? a typo Dan?

Vladimir Unseld
Vladimir Unseld
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 months ago

Didn’t score enough trap. Doesn’t have a hat stat. Even Kobe was defensive 11 years nba. Russell could stop Wilt but he could never stop the Sky

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Vladimir Unseld
8 months ago

Russel would put Kobe on the floor, without a foul.

He was ONLY one that took care of Wilt

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
8 months ago

Sleazy Joe Biden……

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/01/28/the-dam-breaks-establishment-media-zone-in-on-biden-familys-culture-of-corruption/

“The Dam Breaks: Establishment Media Zone in on Biden Family’s Culture of Corruption”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 months ago

Sleazy Joe is not LEFT enough, America.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 months ago

Biden isn’t as far left as Bernie and Liz, but he is still far left. I don’t think he wants to perform the pagan ritual of murdering all the cows like Bernie and Liz, but he is still a big climate change supporter. He believes in big government. Bernie is a very old 78 years old so whoever he chooses for VP has a good chance of becoming president. Last I heard he was considering Kamala Harris, a very far left choice. Liz Warren is a disaster and, like Bernie, believes in the Green New Deal, getting rid of the electoral college and spending trillions on healthcare for all including illegal immigrants. Liz says the transformation of American will NOT be easy and that’s putting it mildly if Liz actually admits it.

Shakes
Shakes
Reply to  Pat
8 months ago

Biden is a warmongering racist, sexist uber conservative finance industry lapdog.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
8 months ago

Trump acts like a spoiled 9 year old punk.So much ffg or youth.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Pat
8 months ago

I see the DNC and the democrat establishment is putting the squeeze on Bernie again. Last time out the establishment at least tried to hide their disdain for Bernie and this time they are aren’t even trying to hide their disdain at all.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
8 months ago

DNC is more corrupt than Berrnie

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
8 months ago

I am sad Scot Brown was not re-elected, Lieawhata Warren is a disgrace

mad trapper
mad trapper
Reply to  Pat
8 months ago

did you vote for the lizze witch? happy about it?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
8 months ago

Try again Senate trial witness….

Sleazey Joe family should be there, H- Beast and Slick Willie, Soteros, Shiff-head, Pelousey, et al

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 months ago

Now Nadler wants to add John Kelly to the witness list because he said something positive about John Bolton, no other reason than that. The Republican senators fear, and rightfully so, that Schumer, Nadler, and Schiff will try to drag out the impeachment hearings through the spring in order to have the ultimate dog and pony show.

Slac Tenderloine
Slac Tenderloine
Reply to  Pat
8 months ago

Brilliant,a change already at the high schools

Slac Tenderloine
Slac Tenderloine
Reply to  Pat
8 months ago

Coffee with a cop at Christian Center today,10:15 a m

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
8 months ago

Not true.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  The school committee
8 months ago

OK genius, I won’t buy any Hienz. With your postings I don’t know how The Planet can demean Topix.

mad trapper
mad trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
8 months ago

Dan ,
I love my country. TOMAS hates it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
8 months ago

Sorry for Dan/Planet, but democrats have went tooooooo far.

Treason is a charge that needs using. How many tall trees in Washington DC?

Pat
Pat
8 months ago

The only impeachment witness I want to see is the whistleblower. The whistleblower has been motivated to impeach President Trump since 2016. This whistleblowers testimony would instantly acquit the president because everyone would see that his motivation was purely political. He was out to get the president.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
8 months ago

Juliani s testimony could acquit the president. Same for Mulvaney and Pence. Why are they refusing to help their friend? I do understand it after all he has done for them they desert him in his time of need.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
8 months ago

They can get 2 to 5 for 1 lie.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
8 months ago

Trump is driving you crazy Pat

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
7 months ago

Im surprised Pat,just the whistleblower

Shakes
Shakes
Reply to  Pat
7 months ago

I mean, Trump could testify.

CC The Maze Sun
CC The Maze Sun
8 months ago

“Don’t need to be alone
No need to be alone
It’s real love, it’s real
Yes it’s real love, it’s real

From this moment on I know
Exactly where my life will go
Seems that all I really was doing
Was waiting for love

Don’t need to be afraid
No need to be afraid
It’s real love, it’s real
Yes it’s real love, it’s real“

Sanderson Pequliarity
Sanderson Pequliarity
8 months ago

Is there a quorum law as far as the City Council goes. I heard one Councilor say he discussed an impending issue with a couple of Councilors over The weekend. It was the Dumpster Councilor.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Sanderson Pequliarity
8 months ago

It may be against the city ordinance for councilors to meet indiscreetly in a dumpster to discuss city business. Try to get it on tape.

Hendrix
Hendrix
8 months ago

I disagree in regards to Kobe. In the late 90’s/early 2000’s the NBA was boring as hell. Sure, you had guys like Duncan, Shaq, KG, and Dirk, but those guys were post bigs that while successful, weren’t really exciting to watch. Kobe was a breath of fresh air during that time period and most everyone I knew grew up idolizing his play and was so much more then just a dribble & shoot guy. He was the Jordan of my generation.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Hendrix
8 months ago

He turned his life around in the last 8 years, Trapper.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
7 months ago

I hope he did and made peace with God. The worst sinner can be forgiven.

Shakes
Shakes
Reply to  Mad Trapper
7 months ago

You realize God doesn’t exist. Maybe he should have accepted his wrongdoing when it happened? That is how to find peace.

Ed Check
Ed Check
Reply to  Shakes
7 months ago

When He issues the judgement as described in the Bible, even you will now before him. Then the eternal punishment.

Good luck with your rebellion.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Mad Trapper
7 months ago

Trump may be the exception.

Gigi
Gigi
Reply to  Hendrix
8 months ago

In regards to Kobe, I was struck by the news reports that on the morning of his death, he had been to church for the 7 a.m. mass with his daughter, to receive communion. What sort of man puts his faith in God as his top priority of the day? Kobe Bryant, outstanding athlete, sinner, & philanthropist. Amazing story of faith and redemption…

https://tenderfigbranches.com/faith-of-kobe-bryant/

Mr. G
Mr. G
8 months ago

I would expect the ridiculing of a child who is trying g to speak her truth from some of your more hardened, incohate readers Dan, but you surprise me. I have tried to ignore it and walk away twice now, but it really is too much. You must be very proud ridiculing a child and I hope to see you down at the little league field this summer loudly making fun of 10 year old batters when they strike out. You and your readers must indeed feel like big men, Pat Included, and I hope you are very proud. As far as your president goes…pussy grabbing, you must be very proud. Making fun of physically and mentally handicapped people, you must be very proud. Using thousands of outright lies as his foreign and domestic policy, you must be very proud. Ridiculing war heroes, wounded soldiers and purple heart recipients must make you very proud. Calling entire nations “shithole cou tries, you really must be very proud. Denying climate change in the face of overwhelming evidence…well the tobacco companies denied cigarettes’ link to cancer for decades so, that must make you proud, along with eviscerating the clean air and clean water acts simply so that our corporate polluters can be more profitable. I have not mentioned the hundreds of millions spent on golf, despite him pledging that he’d be too busy to play golf, nor the promise to not touch pre existing conditions, nor the pledge not to cut social security and Medicare so that seniors can live out their lives with dignity and a modicum of comfort. I hope his efforts there make you proud too. But no…let’s ridicule a 16 year old. Big men all of you. I’m disgusted with you all.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. G
8 months ago

The ones who are abusing a child are the far left. The far left is making her Aspergers and OCD even worse by constantly upsetting her that we will all die in 10 years from climate change. They have her all upset and emotionally distraught and will not even allow her to go to school. Her parents are a big part of the problem too. She is being abused by these climate change fanatics.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
8 months ago

I would suggest that you seem to be the one freaking out and a lot more emotionally distraught that Greta. Go back and read some of your posts since Trump was elected. You are obsessed with the man and have put him on a high pedestal. Your worship and idolatry are rather frightening Pat.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
8 months ago

I don’t worship the man. I think he is very intelligent, but I know he is not a perfect human being. Who among us is perfect? I don’t see him as a God or a savior, but just a human being who is doing a great job as president.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mr. G
8 months ago

Greta is a 16 year old child that the left is portraying as a climate spokesperson. It’s ridiculous. News came out last week that her leftist father is writing her speeches. Where is your common sense, G? I agree with Pat that Greta is a victim of child abuse by her radical leftist parents who have brainwashed her into thinking that she has no future. Sad.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
8 months ago

Greta is being made to feel that the weight of the world is on her tiny shoulders with all these climate change fanatics surrounding her. That would be difficult for anybody to deal with, but even more so with her Aspergers and OCD. We have a virus that is bringing China to its knees and is showing to the world just what a true crisis really is and reminding us that a virus has in the past very quickly killed 100 million people worldwide which is more than the death toll from WW1 and WW2.

I don’t deny that we have warmer summers, but mother nature is in charge and she is doing her thing. Humans could do practical things like finding ways to keep everyone cool during the summer, but murdering cows, getting rid of cars and planes except for the special few who will still have them, and other extreme actions will not do a thing to change the weather. Scientists have been trying to control the weather forever. Not long ago they were trying to seed the clouds to help areas with drought, but that didn’t work. Humans cannot control the weather. We could have done nothing about the ice age or the sun eventually burning out and leaving our planet an uninhabitable place.

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  Mr. G
8 months ago

A neurotic and misguided teenager who puts herself on the national stage, and tells adult leaders they should be ashamed for ruining Planet Earth, rightfully opens herself up to criticism. Personally, two minutes of her on the news feed lecturing us was enough to make me want to knock her upside the head. The real question is why the misguided adults are even giving such a twit 15 minutes of fame.

Be The Change
Be The Change
8 months ago

The Big Reveal

Free Bird
Free Bird
8 months ago

We have an adult version of Greta running for president. Imagine being lectured to by Liz Warren every day for four years.

Jumpin Joe Curtis
Jumpin Joe Curtis
8 months ago

And in recent news, Martin Streit almost killed yet another man and almost got away with it. That “officer” is a complete disgrace. I have friends who have shown me police reports that literally show him lying and contradicting others to justify his use of, or potential use of, excessive force

He is a disgrace to the uniform

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Jumpin Joe Curtis
8 months ago

listen buddy, if you are going to disparage a police officer, you better have some facts to back it up. Got any facts to back up your assertions about lying in reports? Any “friends” showing you actual police reports are out of line too. According to today’s Eagle, he is no longer a Pittsfield officer. Not sure if he went to another department, or not, but he was one of Pittsfield’s finest when there. I suggest you don’t jump to conclusions.

Shakes
Shakes
Reply to  JoePesci
8 months ago

Easy there warrior.

Jumpin Joe Curtis
Jumpin Joe Curtis
Reply to  JoePesci
7 months ago

I absolutely have police reports and would LOVE to show them to Dan. If that fool was one of “Pittsfield’s finest” that explains so much about the state of this city

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  JoePesci
7 months ago

Wait Facts? here really?

EWendt
EWendt
8 months ago

In other news, what was supposed to be a first degree murder by a wife killer somehow wound up being a second degree plea. Police Report, if you please, what’s the deal? https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/husband-given-up-to-life-for-killing-trans-wife-in-north-adams-in-2018,595440?

Jumpin Joe Curtis
Jumpin Joe Curtis
Reply to  EWendt
8 months ago

It wasn’t premeditated, therefore not 1st degree
pretty simple

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Jumpin Joe Curtis
8 months ago

Not exactly Mr. Lawyer. The degree of murder is for the jury to decide, absent a plea. It can be either via premeditation, or extreme artocisty or cruelety. Harrington probably even knows that.

Aerin
Aerin
Reply to  JoePesci
8 months ago

Is this what it has come to? He lay in wait for her and killed her and confessed. It really says something about the competence and confidence level of our prosectutors in gaining convictions if they are too scared to go for it under those circumstances.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  JoePesci
8 months ago

No, the degree of murder is not “for the jury to decide.” If you have no idea what you are talking about, maybe it’s best to keep quiet.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Blare
8 months ago

Section 1: Murder defined

Section 1. Murder committed with deliberately premeditated malice aforethought, or with extreme atrocity or cruelty, or in the commission or attempted commission of a crime punishable with death or imprisonment for life, is murder in the first degree. Murder which does not appear to be in the first degree is murder in the second degree. Petit treason shall be prosecuted and punished as murder. The degree of murder shall be found by the jury.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Blare
8 months ago

Maybe you should take you’re own advice Blare. You are either a lawyer who doesn’t know the law, or no lawyer at all. Either way, a legal eagle you aren’t.

Jumpin Joe Curtis
Jumpin Joe Curtis
Reply to  JoePesci
7 months ago

stabbing someone isn’t EXTREME CRUELTY. That’s usually reserved for things such as torture or cutting someones head off, for example

I worked in a NY State DAs office for most of my career. Joe Pesci, you are not

Police Report
Police Report
Reply to  Jumpin Joe Curtis
7 months ago

I’m not sure you read the report or the article.

The couple were sleeping on an air mattress on their home’s first floor because it was too hot upstairs. At one point, Steele-Knudslien said Christa began yelling at him for moving around on the mattress too much. He said he felt belittled and that he “snapped.”

He went to the basement, retrieved a hammer and began beating Christa all over her head and body with it, Bell said.
Maybe not premeditated but I’ve seen it argued both ways. The distance from the action to the weapon (going into the basement, grabbing a hammer, coming back up the stairs) that’s a lot of time to reconsider action.
The disproportionate level of violence and the brutality, along with the number of blows, again first degree. The degree of suffering of the victim during the attack, again would dictate first degree.
None of the hammer blows were immediately fatal, some seemed to be directed specifically to maim, disfigure, and to inflict pain before death.
She was alive for the duration of the attack. He finally killed her by stabbing her with such force that the knife was lodged into her body and had to be removed with the use of tools.

While she still was alive, Steele-Knudslien took a knife from the kitchen and stabbed her in the back.
Bell said the knife was plunged so deeply into Christa’s back that it still was lodged in her body during an autopsy examination.
Again a second willful act of extreme violence. There is a hugely disproportionate level of violence between means needed to kill and the violence delivered.
The nature of the weapons used as well, hammer and knife, both very up close and personal weapons. Normally would call for first degree murder charges.

Steele-Knudslien went to a liquor store after killing Christa, then returned to their home and tried to clean up the scene and dispose of her body. Once he wrapped her body and the murder weapons in bedding and put them in the basement, he went to the Adams Police Department and told officers he had killed his wife.
His dispassionate and indifferent attitude to the crime after the fact, first degree murder.
My concern on this, if he ever gets out, and he’s young enough, this is a guy who would find himself in the same situation, and end up doing the same thing.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Jumpin Joe Curtis
7 months ago

I never said it was. And I know more about Mass Law than you ever will.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  EWendt
8 months ago

Two domestic violence homicides, both charged as murder in the first degree. The guy who killed his transgender wife in North Adams is allowed to plead to murder in the second degree, which means he gets life with the possibility of parole. The guy who killed his nontransgender wife in Hinsdale pleads to murder in the first degree, which means he gets life with no possibility of parole. Why is the transgender women’s killer given the chance for parole and the other woman’s killer given no chance at parole? The DA has to allow a plea to second degree–the judge cannot allow a plea to a second when it’s charged as a first otherwise. Take a look at MGL Ch. 265 section1:

Section 1: Murder defined
Section 1. Murder committed with deliberately premeditated malice aforethought, or with extreme atrocity or cruelty, or in the commission or attempted commission of a crime punishable with death or imprisonment for life, is murder in the first degree. Murder which does not appear to be in the first degree is murder in the second degree. Petit treason shall be prosecuted and punished as murder. The degree of murder shall be found by the jury.

The facts of both cases support a murder one charge. The discrepancy should alarm transgender folks, their families, and allies–does this mean transgender lives are worth less?

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
8 months ago

Mrs. Wallace, thanks for the post and straightening out Blare. No doubt he will be posting an apology to me as well as a thank you, to you.

Uncle Seamus
Uncle Seamus
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
7 months ago

The guy in Hinsdale carried a loaded weapon out to the car and shot his girlfriend by emptying the entire magazine. He had a second, full one ready to go. He absolutely planned to do something with it, whether threaten her or kill her

The guy in North Adams stabbed his wife and hit her with a hammer in a heated argument.

while both are atrocious, the circumstances are very different. Also, Hinsdale wasn’t offered a plea bargain, he plead guilty to spare the families a trial. North Adams was probably given a plea offer to save courts time and money.

Getting pissed off in the moment and murdering someone is NOT Murder 1. Unless it’s a police officer

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
7 months ago

Maybe just maybe the Family wanted to avoid a trial. The dude will never see the light again. try to keep up guys.

Police Report
Police Report
Reply to  EWendt
7 months ago

It was done that way either due to incompetence, lack of staff, or economics. There may also be a dash of concern for transphobia in there but DA Andrea Harrington would never admit that.

The level of violence and aggression calls for first degree.
The casual nature and his demeanor after the fact calls for first degree.
The fact that, if released he may do this again has to be considered as well.
The lack of competent staff, an over budget office, a basic lack of understanding of the crime, fear that the jury won’t see the victim as a victim because of transphobia.
Bell is excellent at what she does, I’m sure she weighed all the options and did the best she could with the resources at her disposal. You get one transphobic juror and your first degree murder case ends up second degree and you spent $50k to get there.

The school committee
The school committee
8 months ago

Russel Chamberlain Jabbar Shaq Jordan Bird Kobe Magic Erving Iverson

NotaCoussie
NotaCoussie
Reply to  The school committee
8 months ago

Caldwell Jones,Wes Unseld,Mike Riordan,Cazzie Russell,John Tresvant, Billy Cunningham,Darrell Dawkins,Elvin Hayes,John Stockton,and of course,Earl the pearl Monroe,Clyde the Glide Frazier,Dave De Buschere Bill Bradley,Will Reed, and Jim Barnett. Honorable mention: Dave Twardzig,Rick Barry, Bobby Jones, Mo Cheeks.

Leonteen Ganjeropoulous
Leonteen Ganjeropoulous
Reply to  danvalenti
8 months ago

Bob Petit,Bill Walton,Bobby Jones,ErnieDeGregorio, Dan Issel,Skick Watts,Dennis Johnson,Elvin Hayes, Helen Hayes,and Danno book em.

Tockofaul
Tockofaul
Reply to  danvalenti
8 months ago

And Hank Finkle,Johnny Havlicek, Cornbread Maxwell, Spud Webb and DoMonique

Jonny Longteethe
Jonny Longteethe
Reply to  danvalenti
8 months ago

Hindi stoke the ball….funneee. Actually it was a Johnny Havlicek stole the ball,good old Johnny Most! Kristine I learned today that Barbara Eden,Richard Chamberlain and Bob Barker are still alive. Me thoughts they were dead.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  NotaCoussie
8 months ago

Barry sure made many foul shots with the way he took them . Reed played tough with a hurt foot when they won that series. Those players you mentioned were some of the best.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  danvalenti
7 months ago

Wilt Chamberlain said he had sex with over 10,000 woman. No one is really arguing with him about that. He sure could dunk it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
7 months ago

If he was older, he’d have AIDS like Johnson.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  NotaCoussie
7 months ago

69 -72 knicks.Loved that team

DowntownFredBarown
DowntownFredBarown
Reply to  The school committee
8 months ago

Kareem was the Classiest,as was Robertson.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  DowntownFredBarown
7 months ago

Kareem/Jabbar decided on a “religion” of hate .

That was founded, by a pedophile.

Kavey Pourter
Kavey Pourter
Reply to  The school committee
8 months ago

Cousin thought he was a Globetrotter. Anyway S B Prediction. San Fran 38 28

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  Kavey Pourter
7 months ago

KC 42 to 24

Takkow Fall
Takkow Fall
Reply to  The school committee
8 months ago

Sounds like a law firm.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
8 months ago

Front page article on the BB this morning regarding the need for a Resource Officer at Reid Middle school really makes me angry. First of all, if Reid had an Officer before why is the Mayor and CC making such a big deal about replacing them? Why does this Administration keep making mountains out of mole hills? Why do they have to create another sub-committee? The past four years very few decisions, if any were made by the CC, are we headed for another fours years of crapola? Why can’t they make a damn decision? Also, watched the open mike last night and then read again about the Dean of Equity and Inclusion at Simon’s Rock college and her put down of the intelligence of law enforcement. If her small son that goes to Egremont School is afraid of police officers, then she should be ashamed of herself because she evidently taught him to be afraid. Wonder if she was part of the fiasco at Simon’s Rock that cost us hardworking tax payers so much money?

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Merry & Bright
8 months ago

I was wondering who that was. Absolutely ridiculous. It almost sounded like she was implying that all kids that get in trouble at schools with resource officers get sent to a police officer for discipline. We had a resource officer where I attended middle and high school and they were basically there to make sure nothing serious took place. The only time they intervened was for fights or if someone happened to get on campus that no one knew.

Her son is going to have a really hard time in college where there is a much larger police/security presence.

Kavey Pourter
Kavey Pourter
Reply to  Hendrix
8 months ago

The Democrats mpster is up at the Mount now, and was on this Stooges show this morning, where this Stooge called Persip Wonderful? Stooge definitely looking for some Mount kickbacks, from the dumpster,.

Po lolo
Po lolo
Reply to  Hendrix
8 months ago

She was expressing the fact the child of color looked older than the child that is not of color? And were treated differently. I might add she was sitting with Mr.Edgerton,whoisssume was there for moral support. Anyone catch the Village Knight and his refusal to speak at unopened Mike. Way to go Knight,but be careful the Prez might not let you speak at all.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
7 months ago

Dan, are You racist (snark!)

Strongandasweet
Strongandasweet
Reply to  Merry & Bright
8 months ago

She was sitting with Shirl and was making fun ofLou Gerhig…. t
while he was speaking. And the Village Knight was disgusted with the dance instructor,formally from Oregon. Lampiasi was late. Stooge is a boob on pct. top five you have to include Wilt,100 points,come on?

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Merry & Bright
8 months ago

I totally agree. Just read the story in The Beagle. Absolutely shameful what this “Dean of Equity and Inclusion” said, which that title tells you all you really need to know. And shameful that Tyer can see both sides of the issue, and is going to have a committee debate it. For God sakes, grow some balls and put a cop back in the schools, and make the Got Damn School Department pay for it out of their budget, and stop yer bitchin about police staffing, etc. Tyer gave the police way more money than any mayor ever. And they are not leaving because they are raking in big bucks in other county towns. Persip is clueless. Plenty of cops making over $100,000 per year.

Here is a link to the article, which should make every city cop, and every cop everywhere, sick. If I were the chief I would set the record straight immediately and publicly on the value of school resource officers, and really tear inti this dean of quity and inclusion to task, because she said, and I quote, that the police “want to use force against little black 8-year-olds”.

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/push-for-resource-officer-at-reid-middle-school-prompts-debate-over-efficacy-of-police-in-schools,595805

Here are the salient snippets:

“Eden-Renee Hayes, city resident and dean of equity and inclusion at Simon’s Rock College, said her background is in social psychology and implicit bias. Age factors into a police officer’s decision to apply force and at what level, she noted, and she’s familiar with studies showing that officers look at black boys and think they are older than they are. Her son goes to school at Egremont Elementary School and is afraid of police officers, she said. “They’re perceiving the black kids as older and the white kids as younger,” she said. “It’s those intersections we have to think about. They want to use force against little black 8-year-olds.”

“Susan Lord, who said she provides services in city schools in areas of trauma and stress, told councilors that police officers in schools push children into a state of fight or flight. “When they’re more afraid, they tend to act out even more,” she said.”

“Drew Herzig, chairman of the city’s Human Rights Commission, said school resource officers are “a misguided approach.” Placing police officers in schools introduces violence into them, he said.”

These people are effing nuts!!!!!

There are no cops in elementary school either, you stupid liberal, ignorant dean. Stay in Great Barrington at Simon’s Rock where you let the student get a away with a Smottet, and the stupid liberals down there are too stupid to have a cop in the schools there. And if God forbid there is a school shooting in Great Barrington again, you can hide under your desk and pray to Alah.

O J Leon Dickowitts
O J Leon Dickowitts
Reply to  Johnny99
8 months ago

No one is questioning Lampiasi on the License Board concerning conflict of interest? Amazing.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  danvalenti
8 months ago

Check out the ward 6 debate. She said she would quit if elected

Rule 27
Rule 27
Reply to  Johnny99
8 months ago

I wonder what connection this Dean has to the hoax hate crime student?

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  Rule 27
8 months ago

Ain’t nuttin like a few hate crimes, real or not, to justify a dean of equity and inclusions’ job, or is this a new post created due to student demands after the college was Smolletted??? There’s more bullshit jobs at colleges than in city government. Is it any wonder tuition is through the roof. BCC seems to have a new job posting every week, yet the population continues in a death spiral.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Johnny99
8 months ago

I wonder if Simons Rock supports their Dean of Inclusions blatant racism and bias.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Merry & Bright
7 months ago

So is the small child who is afraid of cops going to avoid all places where a police officer may show up? Football games, basketball games, Walmart, County fair, airports? Will he be afraid to call police if he is being assaulted? The question might be WHY is he so terrified?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
7 months ago

Because his mother has poisoned his mind.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Merry & Bright
7 months ago

Why the need for more discussion on whether or not school resource officers are needed?? We have violent, disturbed students in the schools that the school administrators are unable to handle. Send in the officers! Drew Herzig is an idiot!

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
7 months ago

Herzig is king of the cuckoos.

Jumpin Joe Curtis
Jumpin Joe Curtis
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
7 months ago

If it’s between a police officer who is trained in restraint and de-escalation techniques, or a haggard old lady with a Social Work degree and a bleeding heart

Ill take the cop, most would

Dave
Dave
8 months ago

Someone needs to tell Marchetti you can get in and out of the grocery store within 45 minutes if you don’t spend all that time at the free sample tables.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Dave
8 months ago

Pee Pee Petie needs to shop in Lenox like Lovely Linda and Bare Bare do. Maybe they could ride together since Pee Pee is so far up Lovely Linda’s butt.

SallySays
SallySays
Reply to  Merry & Bright
8 months ago

Perhaps they’ll buy a condo like Jimmy Ruberto did – in Lenox.

Rule 27
Rule 27
Reply to  Dave
8 months ago

Maybe he should go to price chopper at 3am. Ask Barry. There are no lines then.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Rule 27
8 months ago

But Barry is at Cumbys 3 am , patrolling for Linda

Rocks 4 Jocks
Rocks 4 Jocks
8 months ago

I was sitting in an AP Environmental class for an absent teacher instead of my usual duty. I happened to see a book on the desk with the title..A Teachers Guide to Climate Change.

Scrolling through I noticed a graph about the rise in the height of the oceans. It was 60 millimeters over the last 20 years.
The graph was alarmingly steep. 60 millimeters! If you are not familiar with the metric system…60 mm = 6 cm and there are 2.54 cm to the inch.

So over the last 20 years the oceans have risen just a little more than two inches. That is probably well within the measurement variance on the scale of global ocean measurements.

My point, students and people unable to think critically are alarmed. Fortunately former President Obama isn’t one of them, I heard he purchased some waterfront property down on one of the cape’s islands.

I will be happy to sit down and go through the math with Greta. I am tutoring deficient students at about $50 per hour these days.

Gigi
Gigi
8 months ago
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Gigi
8 months ago

People Eating Tasty Animals

Theme Boerwinkles
Theme Boerwinkles
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 months ago

NBA top Ten…Larry Sigfreid,Bobby Dandtidge,Chet Walker, Norm Van Leer, Booby Jones,Steve Nash, Billy Paultz, Dick Barnett,Danny Ainge, Connie Zhawkins.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Gigi
8 months ago

Groundhog Greta. Because she already has her head where the sun don’t shine.

Police Report
Police Report
Reply to  Gigi
7 months ago

They could replace him with a coin and be about as accurate.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
8 months ago

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial continues on Wednesday as Senators will get to ask written questions.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern.

8:00 PM: Menendez of all people is asking a question about corruption. He asks the House managers why Trump became concerned about corruption in Ukraine in 2019.

Crow repeats House Democrats’ talking points about how Trump was afraid of Biden. He says Trump withheld foreign aid that he was happy to give in the two prior years.

7:56 PM: Sullivan and Lankford as Trump’s team about the conflicting testimony re: how long the Senate could be tied up obtaining evidence. They ask how long do they think the trial would take had the Senate adopted all of the amendments.

Sekulow says “a long time.” He says “months” because Schiff could also assert some “speech and debate privileges” as well. He says this would be the first of many weeks. Sekulow says Democrats put this forward in an aggressive way and now they say witnesses after saying more than 30 times that they have proved

7:53 PM: Merkley and other Democrats ask the White House’s team to clarify their answers about Bolton’s manuscript. They want to know when they first learned of it and whether political officials made the decision to try to block Bolton from publishing.

Philbin says the lawyers first learned about the report on Sunday afternoon. He says the White House counsel’s office is not involved in classification reviews and says the career officials at the NSC conduct the reviews.

7:50 PM: Trump’s team asked about the House managers’ assertion that Hunter Biden’s corruption claims have been debunked.

Herschmann says the House managers haven’t cited any evidence because none exists. He says how can you tell the American people it doesn’t merit inquiry when the VP’s son is making more in a month than Senators make in a year for purportedly overseeing the legal department of a corrupt Ukrainian company.

7:41 PM: Next up is Durbin, who asks the House managers to respond to the answer that was just given.

Garcia says Trump only sought to investigate the Bidens only after he entered the race and had no interest when Biden wasn’t running against him.

7:35 PM: Crapo and other Senators ask Trump’s team if the evidence shows that it is in the national interest to investigate Hunter Biden’s dealings.

Philbin says the evidence would show that and goes over Hunter’s lack of corruption and Burisma’s corruption. He notes Hunter’s business partner severed his relationship with him over Hunter’s Burisma appointment. He says all of the testimony indicated that there was an appearance of a conflict of interest.

7:31 PM: Udall and three other Democrats ask House managers about Trump’s children benefiting from foreign investments. They ask House managers if Kushner’s dealings with foreign governments should also come under investigation given the White House’s standards for the Bidens.

Demings says Senators need to stay focused and not on smoke and mirrors. She says to focus on Trump’s attempts to “shake down” the Ukrainians to help him “cheat.” She says this doesn’t have anything to do with Trump’s children or the Bidens’ children.

7:26 PM: Senate reconvenes and McSally sends in a question with other GOP Senators. House managers asked if the articles include anything related to bribery or extortion.

Philbin says the articles do not charge Trump with bribery, extortion, or any other crime. He says it is impermissible to try to convict Trump for crimes that were not in the articles. He says what Schiff is attempting would result in a mistrial and Schiff knows that as a former prosecutor.

6:32 PM: Senate in recess for dinner for about 45 minutes.

6:26 PM: House Managers asked if a reasonable judge would constitute that the Senate conducted a fair trial if witnesses with first-hand knowledge did not testify.

Schiff says it would not be fair and then again attacks Dershowitz. He says you can say whatever you want about Dershowitz but you can’t say that he is unprepared. He doesn’t buy the argument that Dershowitz just read and studied more during the last 21 years.

6:20 PM: Trump’s team asked how does the non-criminal standard advanced by the House managers differ from “maladministration” that the founders rejected.

Dershowitz says when the framers rejected maladministration, they did so because they did want the country to become a parliamentary democracy. He says Nadler was wrong when he said Dershowitz was the only scholar who supported the view that a crime must be committed for a president to be impeached. He says these scholars are influenced by their own politics and biases and they dot not give objective assessments of the Constitutional histories. He mocks Prof. Tribe for getting “woke” after Trump got elected re: impeachment standards. He again says “abuse of power” is too vague a term and would destroy the impeachment criteria of the Constitution.

6:15 PM: GOP Senators (Hoevan, Boozman, Portman) ask if Zelensky met any of the alleged requirements to get the military assistance.

Purpura says the very short answer is “no.” No statements made and no investigations announced.

6:10 PM: Both parties asked about what Bolton meant about a “drug deal” and if Bolton ever raised the issue with Trump.

Schiff says when Bolton brought up the drug deal, it was in the context of a July 10 meeting at the White House. Schiff says Bolton did not attend a subsequent meeting Philbin says there are conflicting accounts and he won’t speculate about what he meant by that.

6:05 PM: Burr asks Trump’s team to respond to Mulvaney’s “quid pro quo” remarks at press conference.

Purpura says Mulvaney has issued two statements. Purpura reading Mulvaney’s statement in which he said there was “absolutely no quid pro quo” and blames the media for misconstruing his remarks to attack Trump. In the statement, Mulvaney says the Trump administration withheld the money over corruption fears and to ensure taxpayer funds were not being wasted. In the statement, Mulvaney says there was no connection between the funds and the DNC server. He says if Mulvaney “garbled” his words then, he has been “very clear” about a lack of a quid pro quo since.

6:01 PM: Manchin asks both parties about high crimes and misdemeanors. He says the House has impeached and the Senate has convicted people who have not committed statutory crimes. He asks what has happened in the last 22 years to change the original intent of the founders.

Dershowitz’s answer is that he has read and studied more and altered his views.

Nadler says a crime need not be an impeachable offense and an impeachable offense need not be a crime. He says this has been recognized by all scholars except for Dershowitz.

5:47 PM: Schumer asks both parties if they can name a witness or document Trump has given the House access to after being requested.

Philbin again arguing that the White House did not engage in “blanket defiance” while Lofgren says the House has not received anything. Lofgren now making an argument against absolute immunity.

5:45 PM: Kennedy and Moran ask what Hunter Biden did to get paid so lucratively by Burisma.

Bondi says Hunter Biden attended one board meeting in Monaco and went on fishing excursions.

5:39 PM: Booker asks the House managers if a president can conceal information Congress cannot get by asserting executive privilege.

Jeffries says Trump alone has the power to assert executive privilege and has not formally asserted it over any single document. He argues that Trump has no right for “blanket defiance” to protect his own misconduct and wrongdoing. Jeffries says if Senators want a fair trial, it should involve documents like Bolton’s notes.

5:32 PM: Murkowski and other GOP Senators ask both parties about the standard of proof…preponderance of proof, clear and convincing, beyond a reasonable doubt…?

Lofgren says there is no court case on this and the Constitution does not specify the House’s or the Senate’s evidentiary burden of proof. She says the House Judiciary Committee held itself to the “clear and convincing” standard during Nixon’s impeachment process. House did not have a standard when impeaching Clinton. She recommends against including an express standard and supports “finding the facts” without legal technicalities. She says there is much truth to allowing each Senator to making a judgment.

Philbin says impeaching a president is an issue of “breathtaking importance” and says lawmakers advocated a “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard during the Clinton debates. Philbin says the preponderance standard is “wholly inefficient.”

5:28 PM: House managers asked if Mulvaney waived his executive privilege at his October press conference.

Jeffries insists Mulvaney has never asserted executive privilege. He says there is no law to support that Mulvaney is absolutely immune. Jeffries continues to say that Trump tried to cheat, got caught, and then worked hard to cover it up. He says the Senate can get to the truth by calling witnesses to testify and any issues can be worked out by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

5:25 PM: Thune gives Trump’s team an opportunity to respond to the House managers’ responses on the previous questions.

Philbin says he is willing to bet the “missing witness rule” does not apply if a witness has asserted a valid privilege.

5:11 PM: House managers asked if the whistleblower worked for Biden given the IG report about “political bias.”

Schiff plays a slide of Republicans (Grassley, Romney, Burr, Nunes) saying whistleblowers should be protected, says it has been a bipartisan priority. Schiff says he doesn’t know who the whistleblower is and the committee staff did not write the complaint or coach the whistleblower on what to put into the complaint.

5:07 PM: Blumental asks Trump’s team if anyone in the White House or outside the White House that publication of Bolton’s book would be politically problematic for the president.

Philbin says nobody told them it would be problematic.

5:05 PM: Philbin detailing all of the mainstream media reports about Burisma’s shadiness after being asked when the U.S. developed concerns about Burisma and corruption. Philbin notes that everyone who has testified said that there was at least an appearance of a conflict of interest.

4:57 PM: Harris and Murray ask the House managers that now there is tape of Trump wanting Yovanovitch fired, will there be new evidence that will come to light after the Senate renders a verdict.

Schiff says there will be new information coming out when Bolton’s book goes public. He says there will be new evidence that will come out all the time.

4:50 PM: Collins, Murkowski ask if Trump mentioned Joe or Hunter Bidens to the Ukrainians before Biden entered the race.

Philbin says Trump spoke about corruption but nothing in the public record about the Bidens.

He also says Senators must take into account the utility of bringing up Biden with Poroshenko and adds Zelensky’s election opened up an opportunity to discuss Hunter Biden’s corruption.

4:45 PM: Cardin and Baldwin ask the managers if the White House is correct that the Ukrainians did not know about the withholding of assistance.

Crow says the answer is no and he proposes the Senate subpoenas Cooper’s emails. He says the Ukrainians were consistently asking about it including American business contractors.

4:37 PM: Trump’s team asked if Ukrainian officials knew about the hold on aid before the Politico article because Laura Cooper received queries.

Purpura says the overwhelming body of information shows that they did not. He said Cooper said he was not certain what the emails were about. Purpura says Ukrainian officials never raised any questions in meetings with U.S. officials about the pause on aid. He says as soon as the Politico article, there were questions about the aid within hours and that is consistent with someone finding out about it for the first time.

4:32 PM: Feinstein and other Dem. Senators ask about Trump’s “blanket refusal” to cooperate and what the consequences would be if Congress allows it.

Lofgren says Trump has taken an extreme measure to hide evidence from Congress. She says even Nixon told his senior officials to testify before Congress. Logren says Trump issued a “blanket order” directing the executive branch to withhold all documents and testimony. She says it could open the door to eliminating impeachment and oversight.

4:27 PM: Ernst and other GOP Senators asks Trump’s team about the Trump administration approval of lethal aid to Ukraine against the advice of the Secretary of Defense.

Philbin says the Trump administration made the decision to send anti-tank Javelin missiles while the Obama administration did not. He says it has strengthened Ukraine’s ability to resist the Russians and cites Yovanovitch’s testimony. Philbin says he thinks it is accurate that Trump made the decision against the advice of the Sec. of Defense.

4:25 PM: Trump’s team asked when it learned Bolton’s manuscript had been submitted to the White House for review and if the White House tried to block Bolton from publishing the book.

Philbin says an NSC pre-publication review found the manuscript contained classified information, including at the top-secret level, that could harm the country and could not be published in its current form without some deletions.

4:21 PM: Lee, Cruz, Hawley ask if there is any reason to believe if the whistleblower coordinated with Schiff’s staff to “take out” Trump.

Philbin says there is no knowledge of that except for what is in public reports. He doesn’t want to speculate because everything has been clouded in secrecy.

4:15 PM: King asks both sides about John Kelly’s recent remarks about the need for Bolton to testify. He asks if they agree with Kelly.

Sekulow says there have been forceful statements about Bolton’s manuscript has been grossly mischaracterized. He says if the House managers get witnesses, the White House would get witnesses and it would change the nature and scope of the hearings.

Schiff says Kelly’s remarks are significant because he is saying he believes Bolton and not Trump. He says the question is whether the Senators believe Bolton and want to evaluate his credibility themselves.

4:07 PM: Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee ask Trump’s which had a greater impact–Trump’s withholding of military assistance of Obama’s denial of “lethal aid.”

Philbin says Obama’s decision was far more serious and jeopardized the Ukrainians more.

3:38 PM: Senate in recess until 4 PM.

3:32 PM: Harris, who had to get in Trump’s “if you’re a star, they let you do it” remarks before he even ran for office, says Trump’s past statements suggest Trump is above the law. She asks how America’s system of justice would be undermined if the Senate did not hold Trump to account.

Schiff says Trump sees the state as being himself.

3:27 PM: After Nadler rambles about how Trump betrayed the public trust by ignoring the law and Constitution to try to get Ukrainians to do him a political favor, Sekulow now, in response to an open-ended question to respond to previous arguments, says there is no precedent for Roberts ruling executive privilege issues. He calls out Schiff for not responding to the hypothetical about Romney’s son and says Crossfire Hurricane targeted a political rival in response to Schiff’s remarks about how president’s should not call for investigations into their political rivals.

3:15 PM: Trump’s team asked if subpoenas issued before an impeachment resolution is an invalid exercise of power.

Philbin says there has to be some type of rule/resolution to give House committees authority to issue subpoena. He says subpoenas are invalid if the committee cannot trace them back to a rule/resolution as is the case here with 23 invalid subpoenas that were properly resisted.

3:10 PM: Peters asks the managers if a breach of public trust is sufficient to satisfy the “high crimes and misdemeanors” standard.

Lofgren says the framers were clear that abuse of power is an impeachable offense.

3:05 PM: Graham and Cruz ask the House managers if Mitt Romney’s son had been paid $1 million/year by a corrupt Russian company, would Obama have authority to have the Romneys investigated.

Schiff, changing the subject and not responding to the hypothetical, just says the hypothetical is a bit off and says it is remarkable that we are even having this conversation. He just keeps talking about how Trump was targeting the Bidens. No follow-ups so they can answer questions however they want to…

3:01 PM: In response to a question about if there is documentary evidence that Trump was acting in the national interest, Crow says if this were a specific debate about policy, corruption, burden-sharing, “then lets have the documents that would show that. Let’s have the witnesses that would show that.”

2:55 PM: Cornyn asks what the consequences would be for the executive branch if Senate resolves executive privilege claims without trials in in Article III court.

Philbin warns that it would make the executive less efficient because a president would not be able to communicate in confidence and everything would then have to be tempered.

Senators’ question cards for Senate impeachment trial of President Trump being held during the second session of 116th Congress. pic.twitter.com/crk8k8zayM

— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) January 29, 2020

2:49 PM: Next question to House managers about depositions potentially slowing down process. Carper asks isn’t it true the depositions for the three witnesses in Clinton’s trial lasted one day each.

Jeffries says it is true. He says this is a trial and a trial involves witnesses, documents, and evidence. He says the Senate has had witnesses in every single trial and asks why Trump should be treated differently and held to a lower standard.

2:45 PM: Portman asks Trump’s team the implications of allowing the House to present an incomplete case to the Senate and forcing the Senate to be investigators given all the other legislative work it has to do.

Philbin says this is one of the most important issues the Senate is facing. Philbin says it would be “very grave” to run impeachment in an upside down manner because it would prevent the Senate from conducting its regular business. Philbin says the Senate will take over the investigatory task and all of the regular business will be hindered. He again says Trump would be allowed to call witnesses and “there would be a long list of witnesses” that would take “months.” He warns of the “dangerous precedent” of this “new normal” of allowing the House to dump incomplete articles of impeachment on the Senate. He says it will forever change the relationship between the House and the Senate in terms of the way impeachment is operated. Philbin says it is vital for the Senate to consider the implications of the Senate being “paralyzed” and making it easier for the House to impeach presidents.

2:38 PM: House managers asked to address White House’s argument that this should be left to the voters and impeaching a president voids the last election.

Schiff says impeachment protects the next election and if that is the case, there would be no impeachment clause in the Constitution. Schiff argues if this is what the founders wanted and a president could only be impeached in the second term, they would have said a president could commit high crimes and misdemeanors in the first term.

2:32 PM: Next question from Cotton and other GOP Senators if the House bothered to litigate privilege issues or seek testimony in the month they held up the articles.

Philbin says they did not seek to litigate and did not file anything. He says when litigation was filed by one of the subpoena recipients, he sought a declaratory judgment the House managers withdrew the subpoena so they wouldn’t get a decision.

2:27 PM: Stabenow asks if the House managers would like to correct any falsehoods made by Trump’s team.

Lofgren says Trump’s team claimed the Ukrainians never felt pressured but the Ukrainians were privately pressured and the White House meeting never occurred even though Trump met with Zelensky. She rambles about how Trump appeared to be pursuing corrupt interests and not foreign policy interests.

2:21 PM: Grassley asks if the House’s refusal to enforce subpoenas make the “obstruction of Congress” theory unprecedented.

Philbin says yes. He is unaware of any case where the House issued subpoenas, got resistance, and then threw up its hands, and then claimed obstruction. Philbin says the Constitution requires incrementalism in disputes between the branches and the House never sought accommodation and took the next steps.

2:17 PM: Schumer asks the House managers to respond to Dershowitz.

Schiff says he would be delighted. Schiff says there would be no question Obama would be impeached if he had asked Medvedev to investigate Romney.

2:10 PM: Cruz asks if, as a matter of law, it matters if there was a quid pro quo and whether it is common in foreign policy.

Dershowitz says the only thing that would make a quid pro quo unlawful is if the “quo” was something that was illegal.

2:07 PM: Leahy asks House managers to respond to Trump’s claim that he has treated Ukraine more favorably than his predecessors.

Demings, stumbling a bit, is having trouble responding to a question from a Democrat that there was no harm, no foul. She ultimately says Trump undercut Ukraine’s ability to negotiate with Russia and “there was harm and there was foul.”

2:02 PM: Next question (from Kennedy) to both parties is why did the House managers not challenge Trump’s executive privilege/immunity arguments.

Jeffries claims Trump didn’t raise the executive privilege argument and instead made a “blanket defiance” argument. Philbin says it is “incorrect” that there was no case law from the White House. He cites his presentation in which he put up slides of all of the letters from the White House counsel/OMB/State Department re: invalid subpoenas. Philbin says Schiff never corrected/challenged in court.

1:55 PM: Shaheen asks if a president doesn’t commit a crime, can a president be impeached for abuses of power like ordering an opponent’s taxes to be audit.

Garcia says the short answer is a president can be impeached without statutory crimes. She cites Nixon/Clinton impeachment proceedings. She say a majority of impeachments in the House have included charges that were not statutory crimes. Seems like she had a pre-written response to the question.

1:50 PM: Next question is from Lee, who asks the president’s counsel if it is the president’s place to conduct foreign policy.

Philbin says it is definitely the president’s place to set foreign policy and the Constitution vests the entire authority in the president. He says the president is elected by the people every four years and that’s what gives the president “democratic legitimacy” to have broad executive powers. He says if staffers disagree with him, that does not mean the president is doing something wrong. Philbin says this is important because the House managers are trying to impeach Trump on “some subjective motive” and are trying to prove their case by comparing what Trump wanted to do with what the career bureaucrats wanted. Philbin hammering that House managers are trying to get Trump removed based on “policy differences.”

1:45 PM: Feinstein asks the House managers if it is true, as Trump’s lawyers have stated, that there is no evidence that Trump linked security assistance to any investigation.

Crow says there is overwhelming evidence Trump withheld military aid for personal benefit. Crow says Messrs. Sondland, Pence, Pompeo also were aware of the “conditionality of the aid.”

1:40 PM: Blackburn, Cramer, Lee, Loeffler, McSally ask the president’s counsel if the standard for impeachment in the House is a lower threshold to meet than the standard for conviction in the Senate and whether the House managers have met the evidentiary standard for removal.

Philbin says an impeachment is simply an accusation so the House does not have to adhere to the same standard the Senate must have. He says it is definitely a lower standard than the standard that must be met at a trial. He says there doesn’t need to be proof beyond a reasonable doubt for the House to vote on impeachment. Philbin says in the Senate, the House managers must show proof beyond a reasonable doubt and “they have failed.”

1:35 PM: In response to a question about whether House Managers asked Bolton to testify, Schiff says: “Of course the answer is yes.” Schiff says Bolton refused. Schiff says

1:29 PM: Next up is Thune with a question for the president’s counsel. He wants them to respond to the arguments and assertions the House managers just made in response to the previous question.

Philbin says Schiff suggested that there is no evidence that Trump was interested in burden-sharing because he didn’t raise it in the phone call with Sondland that was overheard. Philbin says the transcript and emails show Trump was concerned about burden-sharing. He notes Trump told Zelensky that Merkel’s Germany was not doing as much as the United States and Zelensky agreed with him on the call.

1:22 PM: Schumer asks the House managers about Bolton’s forthcoming book. He asks if there is any way for the Senate to render a verdict without seeing the relevant documentary evidence and without hearing from Bolton/Mulvaney.

Schiff says “the short answer is no” and there is no way to have a fair trial without witnesses. Schiff says if there is any question about Trump’s motivations, it is necessary to call Bolton.

Schiff just exposed how much his case has unraveled:

His team claimed just before the trial started that their case was overwhelming, uncontested, indisputable & proof beyond a doubt.

Now Schiff just said he can’t prove his case w/o obtaining new evidence he doesn’t yet have.

— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) January 29, 2020

1:13 PM: Roberts gavels in the Senate. Collins is first up and sends a question to the desk on behalf of herself and Sens. Murkowski and Romney. She asks if Trump had more than one motive for his conduct, how should the Senate consider more than one motive in its assessment of article I. He says the “Biden situation” is at least worth raising a question about and that means “their case fails.”

Philbin says the standard must be “no possible public interest at all.” He says if there is something that shows a possible public interest motive, “that destroys their case.” He says once you are into “mixed-motive land, their case fails.”

1:10 PM: For some reason, Trump thought it was a good idea to hire someone whose foreign policy views were antithetical to everything Trump campaigned on in his 2016 America-first campaign.

This is intriguing because Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry the day after this call https://t.co/sNveQ8QPpT

— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 29, 2020

12:50 PM: Senators will have 16 hours over the next two days to ask questions. There will then be four hours of debate on potential witnesses and documents.

There is much talk that certain Democrats are going to be voting with Republicans on the Impeachment Hoax, so that the Senate can get back to the business of taking care of the American people. Sorry, but Cryin’ Chuck Schumer will never let that happen!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 months ago

That was great reading. Thank you!

mad trapper
mad trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 months ago

read it D-rats!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
7 months ago

Wow Trapper, great report!

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
8 months ago

Pittsfield politics’ financial formula: Raise municipal taxes + a shrinking tax base = Many new home assessments + large municipal debts.

Pittsfield politics’ government formula: Matt Kerwood’s creative accounting + Barry Clairmont and Mayor Linda Tyer tax breaks for out-of-town millionaires = Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski choosing between food or heat.

Pittsfield politics socioeconomic formula: Severe economic inequality + 70% of residents in the underclass = a dangerous downtown called “Social Services Alley” + a +21-years-old polluted and vacant PEDA “business park”.

Pittsfield’s main attractions: 2 marijuana shops, liquor/tobacco stores selling lottery tickets, a downtown cultural mecca that (doesn’t) rival Paris, London, Manhattan, and L.A., Teo’s hot dogs, an outcast and controversial Berkshire Museum, an historic Wahconah Park that sits on a flood plain, and Herman Melville’s “Arrowhead”.

Another topic…
Larry Bird was the best all around statistical basketball player ever. The 1980’s had some of the best basketball players in NBA history.

Kobe Bryant was like most people who lived a double life. He was a great basketball player.

Amanda Patric Swaze
Amanda Patric Swaze
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
8 months ago

Michael Jordan.

Gigi
Gigi
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
7 months ago

Melle,
I disagree with your statement that “Kobe Bryant was like most people who lived a double life.”
I don’t think he lived a double life at all – maybe you have him confused with Bernie Sanders. Kobe made many grievous mistakes in his life, but he repented of them, asked for forgiveness, made a course change, and moved on. These are lessons we can all learn from.

William Thunder Baywenz
William Thunder Baywenz
Reply to  Gigi
7 months ago

Jordan won six championships with a center. MVP all six. Thirty point average for career and two plus steals a game career.

World of Dumpster
World of Dumpster
Reply to  Gigi
7 months ago

Three things are for certain in Pittsfield. Tax increases. Stooge morning show going nowhere. And The Wayconah Street bar formally known as Johnny’s Beach a Club is still be renovated.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Gigi
7 months ago

Sounds like you know Kobe pretty well. Did you ever see him play in person?

Luden Sentellingsonofabich
Luden Sentellingsonofabich
Reply to  Gigi
7 months ago

I know this guy who’s wife left him for another while men and they have kids. Double lives are real.

Gigi
Gigi
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
7 months ago

Melle,
Here’s the real guy leading the double life – Bernie Sanders the Socialist.

https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/01/29/peter-schweizer-bernie-is-his-biggest-charity/

Pro Bowenkille
Pro Bowenkille
7 months ago

Dear Mayor…Pittsfield is down 15 police officers? Incredible.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
7 months ago

I wholeheartedly disagree with your assessment of the Kobe situation, Dan.

Kobe entered the NBA in the late 90s, at the dawn of real internet connection, 24-hr news cycles, snippets and replays and sound bites. He played for 20 years through the birth of personal electronic communication, social media, and instant video content. He had an audience that spent 2+ decades “involved” in his career and his personal life.

The other guys people have mentioned were greats, but they weren’t great of this era, and not to the audience that has been affected by Kobe’s death today.

Very young fans have very little knowledge of the situation that took place in Colorado. Those that do look at the situation not as another “bad boy” NBA indiscretion, but as an example of someone overcoming a poor judgement choice as an immature young man. Everyone makes mistakes. He didn’t let it define him and he persevered to become one of the greatest NBA legends of modern time.

As a basketball player, a world traveler who spoke 4 languages, a father, a friend, and a youth basketball coach, you cannot say that he wasn’t a role model. Regardless of Colorado. I think the response to his death is perfectly appropriate.

Punctv
Punctv
Reply to  Auto Phil
7 months ago

At his trial Kobe stated that he had asked this young lady if he could relieve his galudimite on her face, her answer during the rape was no. Kobe stated she also had the decision before the encounter to say no to the encounter,she didn’t? She didn’t say yes either. The word was she settled out of court for two and a half million.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  Auto Phil
7 months ago

So a rape is a mistake?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Auto Phil
7 months ago

A rapist is not a role model.

I’m sorry for his family.

How about his victims? He bragged about Shaq paying off his victims, so as not to be prosecuted. He said I should have done the same. That’s a fact, that’s Kobe.

I hope he made peace with God, if not he is rotting in hell.

WorsureDidd
WorsureDidd
Reply to  Mad Trapper
7 months ago

Trump did the same thing,several times.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
7 months ago

I guess the minus posters are OK with RAPE/RAPISTS, like Kobe and Shaq

Got a mother, daughter, grandmother?

Truthsayer
Truthsayer
7 months ago

Reading through the posts, do you folks ever get tired of playing Republican-right/Democrat-left politics? Cherry picking from websites that support your views? Taking positions on either side that defy common sense? Did you ever think that you might feel better about life if you turned off Fox/MSNBC/CNN/NBC/CBS/Limbaugh/Politico/TheHill/etc?

None of us accomplish anything unless we accept our differences, identify our common ground, and work together finally realizing that our goals are the same.

I am so fed up that news networks are now officially banned in my house when I’m around. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Motor Trend, Disney are it. The results of this are pretty interesting. You find yourself paying attention to your immediate life and not giving a crap about national politics. As far as I’m concerned, you can take Congress and Trump and shove them where the sun will never shine. I’d rather be blind to it all when I get the same screwing that I’d get knowing it’s coming.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Truthsayer
7 months ago

Bury your head in the sand, little snowflake…..

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
7 months ago

While reading yesterday’s Pittsfield Police Dept. Log, noticed that their was an Assault & Battery at Reid Middle School at around 8:30a.m.. Was there a fill in Resource Officer there at that time? I check the Police Log faithfully every day and the Police have to go to Reid almost on a daily basis, sometimes twice or more times. Why is Lovely Linda and PeePee Petie wasting tax payers money and time having to have a meeting about this? Why is Lovely Linda listening to a woman from Simon’s Road, another from Housatonic, MA., or is she listening to her pal Shirley E? Why is she not listening to the parents of the children that go to Reid? Does she not remember that these student’s parents are paying her very large salary? When the woman from Simon’s Rock put down the police officers at the CC meeting I feel that Lovely Linda should have stood up for the police officers! Why is she afraid of making a decision? It is going to be a very long four years if she can’t stand up and made decisions!

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Merry & Bright
7 months ago

Meant Simon’s Rock.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  Merry & Bright
7 months ago

Where’s the chief?

Magic
Magic
Reply to  Merry & Bright
7 months ago

I have not been able to access presslog.org since December 31 has the site changed

Police Report
Police Report
Reply to  Magic
7 months ago
Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Merry & Bright
7 months ago

The mayor probably wants to save that resource officer money for her forensic audit. I think in her heart she really wants to do what is right by her people and do the audit. I think Pete has been prodding her to do one.

WorsureDidd
WorsureDidd
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
7 months ago

I was looking at the Krol home on Trova Terrace and Zillow lists it as going up in value 83,000 dollars in the last seven days?. The last assessed value was 291,000. I believe it was sold for a little over 300,000? What this says to me is connected people can get a lower assessment while living there in their home, and then either get it jacked up with improvements before selling or selling to the true value which was close to four hundred thousand, which it is not. So, the question to be asked to the assessors,realtors and banks is,can you put any price tag you want on your home or are you relegated by what other homes in your neighborhood are selling for?

Mark Tully
Mark Tully
Reply to  WorsureDidd
7 months ago

Very interesting question. I really do not think so. With that being said however, I am in the middle of a real life test. I advised someone who recently bought a house to get an abatement since their purchase price was $70k less than the assessed value and the sale was “At Arm’s Length”. They did and the city responded that they will send out an assessor. I don’t like that response because Fair Market Value is Fair Market Value. They will let me know what the assessor says. I’ll post it.

Vladdir Rasputon
Vladdir Rasputon
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
7 months ago

B s

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Merry & Bright
7 months ago

Spot on, Merry. This issue is a no brainer. Get an armed resource officer in there pronto!

Police Report
Police Report
7 months ago

Police officers are absolutely necessary at schools at every middle and high school in Pittsfield, it shouldn’t even be open for debate. The ONLY reason it is open for debate is that both mayor Linda Tyer and Chief Michael Wynn are so under qualified for the offices they hold. No competent and rational mayor or chief of police would debate against resources officers in schools, especially with the climate of violence, sexual assault, bullying, and rampant drug use in society today.

Students Feel Safer
The average student will feel safer in school with a police officer there. Most police officers are very low key, build rapport with students, and are beloved by a majority of kids.
For those students that fear police, most of that fear is imprinted on them by their parents. By having daily contact with police, it humanizes the police in the eyes of the students and demystifies and debunks the garbage some parents put in their kid’s heads.
More importantly, as violence and gangs creep into daily school life, students are safer with the presence of police officers in school. Is a 110lb teacher going to get between two 200 lb kids brawling? With all the talk of school shootings and shelter in place, the schools safer with police officers embedded onsite.

Staff Feel Safer
Yes many staff work in fear, and rightly so. Students are coming to school with barely an parental supervision. Students are trending towards being more belligerent, disrespectful, and violent. Often times teachers are not only outnumbered but out classed in both weight, gender, and physicality.

School Security
Pittsfield has not invested properly in any manner of school security. Access control, camera systems, working doors-locks-windows, all wishes on a long list of facilities wants. At any number of Pittsfield area schools you can walk in, unchallenged and without having to pass through a locked door. If challenged it’s often by an older secretary who has zero hope of surviving even a minimal assault. One mitigating factor in all of this, the police officer onsite. Granted it’s a stopgap measure but a good one none the less. Further even if the school had the best security in the world, none of it would stop an active shooter like a good guy with a gun.

Why are we having this debate? Because neither Mayor Linda Tyer nor Chief Wynn understand community policing or school administration.
The mayo and Chief will spend tens of thousands on outreach in the form of ice cream trucks and free basketball hoops, but don’t see the value of police in schools? Just when you think they can’t get any more incompetent, they do!
Cops can hand out ice pops because that makes them seem friendly but they can’t be in a school actively engaging students in dialogues, friendship, and as a positive role model because Tyer and Wynn are too stupid to see the value.
This all goes back to this progressive window dressing the Mayor Linda Tyer, DA Andrea Harrington, and Shirley Edgerton keep advancing.
Police don’t stop rapes, books do. Police don’t stop domestic abuse, healing circles do, police make crime worse because young black men are frightened.
God help us all.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Police Report
7 months ago

I couldn’t agree more, PR. It’s ridiculous that Tyer/Wynn/McCandless have not seen a Reid Resource Officer as a priority.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Police Report
7 months ago

Well said sir. Sounds like something the chief should be saying publicly to put that dean of equity and inclusion in her place from Simons “Smolletted” Rock, who stated cops want to use force on 8 year old black boys.

Mark Tully
Mark Tully
Reply to  Police Report
7 months ago

Why are we having this debate? I watched the speakers at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, it was staged and their remarks were prepared in sync. We are having this debate because this has become a national narrative that police are bad in inner city schools. If you pursue this narrative, you open the flood gates for political donations. Just like the false narrative that our DA used to get elected.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Mark Tully
7 months ago

They should have served those speakers Chock Full of Nuts coffee with a slice of fruitcake. Barry’s pot shop must have been open before the meeting.

Lunda Maxwellfern
Lunda Maxwellfern
7 months ago

Dan, is that previous resource officer being sued. By the driver ha was shot?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
7 months ago

More Shiff-head Pelousey circus the MSM don’t want you to hear………..refresh it’s on going……

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/30/live-updates-trump-impeachment-trial-senators-ask-more-questions/

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
7 months ago

Chief Justice Roberts, the anti-Trumper, refused Rand Paul’s questions. So much for being impartial!

Hooker Conpolee
Hooker Conpolee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
7 months ago

The new manager at Bee Con is twenty. Don’t they sell booze there?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
7 months ago

Why is everybody protecting this whistleblower? I don’t understand why. Everybody already knows who he is so why is he being hidden?

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Pat
7 months ago

tell us who he is, Pat.

Gigi
Gigi
Reply to  Thomas More
7 months ago
Gigi
Gigi
Reply to  Pat
7 months ago

Pat,
Ciaramella will expose Schiff&company as being in cohoots to impeach the President.

https://www.infowars.com/watch-justice-roberts-refuses-to-read-question-from-sen-rand-paul-about-eric-ciaramella/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Gigi
7 months ago

I agree with the article…there is no legal reason why Justice Roberts couldn’t read Rand Paul’s question. Ciaramella worships the far left and is out to destroy conservatives.