Campaign finance agency won't investigate if Donald Trump Jr. 'solicited illegal foreign assistance' in 2016
The Federal Elections Commission was deadlocked during a vote Wednesday on whether to investigate some of the campaign finance accusations against former President Donald Trump.
According to Axios, there are three main complaints involved the infamous Trump Tower meeting with two Russian nationals in which "dirt" on Hillary Clinton was promised.
In a 3 to 3 vote, the FEC voted not to look into whether Donald Trump Jr. "solicited illegal foreign assistance in 2016," said the report. A source with direct information on the vote said that the three votes against were from the Republican commissioners. They claimed a five-year statute of limitations is up in a few months, which doesn't give them time for an investigation. So, Trump is getting a pass by the FEC dragging its feet.
The move comes after the FEC said that they wouldn't seek further information on the hush-money payments Trump gave to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the campaign.
Those are just a few of the many complaints from Trump's 2016 campaign and the rulings on some of those are expected in the coming weeks.
Democracy 21 president Fred Wertheimer, who filed the FEC complaint, told Axios that he wasn't surprised by the ruling.
"Everyone in the system knows that the FEC will not enforce the law because the Republican commissioners do not want to enforce the law."
Trump posts furious attack on 'loser' former staffer Miles Taylor on his blog: 'a lowlife I didn't know'
On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump took to his new blog to trash Miles Taylor, a former Homeland Security chief of staff in his administration who penned the infamous "anonymous" op-ed against Trump in The New York Times, endorsed President Joe Biden, and is now threatening to form a moderate conservative party.
"Some people refer to him as 'absolutely nothing,'" wrote Trump. "I hear he is on CNN and MSDNC all the time, but he had nothing to do with any of my decisions, and I wouldn't even know what he looks like. He is the guy who fraudulently wrote a make-believe book and statement to the failing New York Times calling himself 'Anonymous.' That's right, he, a lowlife that I didn't know, was Anonymous. Now he's putting together a group of RINOs and Losers who are coming out to protest President Trump."
Trump — who has, in fact, been photographed with Taylor, didn't stop there.
"He is a phony who will probably be sued over his fake book and fake 'Anonymous' editorial, which caused so much treasonous stir," he continued. "Miles Taylor and his fellow RINO losers like Tom Ridge, Christine Todd Whitman, and Crazy Barbara Comstock voted for Biden, and now look what they have — a socialist regime with collapsing borders, massive tax and regulation hikes, unrest in the Middle East, and long gas lines. He is even giving us men setting new records playing women's sports. What a disaster for our Country (sic) it has been!"
Trump's blog was set up in response to his widespread bans from social media following his promotion of conspiracy theories that led to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
A CNN analysis of the House Jan. 6 hearing Wednesday walked through the rancor and rage coming from supporters of former President Donald Trump as they were faced with the reality and accountability of the Capitol attack.
The analysis began with the gaslighting from at least three Republicans who downplayed the riot or denying it altogether. Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) announced that he is an insurrection denier to viewers, saying that those who attacked police, and trashed the Capitol were just "visitors" being "orderly" in Statuary Hall that day.
Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX) said during the hearing that the attackers were just a "mob of misfits." Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) passed over the violence saying that "many…peacefully protested" on Jan. 6. Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) claimed "it was Trump supporters who lost their lives that day," as if that somehow made the attack on the Capitol acceptable. Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) questioned how Attorney General Merrick Garland even knows that the mob was of Trump supporters?
"The theme of the day became clear as the hearing progressed," said the CNN analysis. "The vast majority of House Republicans are still on board with the 'big lie' about 2020 and are willing to lie about January 6."
President Donald Trump's former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen dodged questions about Trump's involvement, particularly during a meeting Jan. 3 that he refused to answer any questions about.
"I cannot tell you, consistent with my obligations today, about private conversations with the President, one way or the other," Rosen claimed, saying he "tried to be as forthcoming as I can" but there are "ground rules," he said he must follow.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) asked how that could possibly be a valid answer since no one has invoked executive privilege in this case.
The hearing was taking place in the House Reform and Oversight Committee, though there was very little oversight going on as Republicans refused to even agree on the reality of what happened on Jan. 6.
AG Garland spoke to the Senate, telling Republicans there, "In my career as a judge and in law enforcement, I have not seen a more dangerous threat to democracy than the invasion of the Capitol. This was an attempt by some ... to interfere with the fundamental passing element of our democracy, the peaceful transfer of power."
All of it unfolded at the same time that Republicans removed Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from the GOP leadership, attacking her as disloyal for refusing to agree with the false claim that Trump won the 2020 election.
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