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Colorado man appoints himself ‘judge’ for Bundy militants’ bogus court against local officials

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A 54-year-old computer repair shop owner from Colorado has traveled to Oregon and declared himself the “judge” for the extra-legal grand jury being assembled by the militant group occupying a wildlife reserve.

According to the Oregonian, Bruce Doucette said members of the group have given him “significant” evidence of crimes committed by government officials.

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However, he would not identify the officials or their alleged crimes.

“The grand jury will convene in private and make its decisions in private,” he said.

Doucette’s Facebook page currently lists his occupation as “United States at Superior Court Judge.” His “appointment” follows the formation last month of the Harney County Committee of Safety to enforce decisions made by the “common law grand jury.”

The idea behind both moves is promoted by “sovereign citizen” groups and dates back to shadow cabinets established by the Continental Congress before the American Revolution was launched.

Doucette said the “grand jury” would be comprised of 25 people, and would hear evidence related to the dispute between the federal Bureau of Land Management and ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond, who turned themselves in to authorities on Jan. 4, just after the militant group headed by Ammon Bundy seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Doucette said his role would be to “write up” whatever decision the self-appointed jurors reach.

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“The role of a superior court judge is not very glorified,” he said.


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Virginia mayor faces calls to resign after claiming Joe Biden had picked Aunt Jemima for VP

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On Monday, WTOP reported that Barry Presgraves, the mayor of Luray, Virginia, faces calls to resign following his post on social media that "Joe Biden has just announced Aunt Jemima as his VP pick."

"Mayor Barry Presgraves has been in office since 2008, but earlier announced he would not seek reelection in 2020. A lifelong town resident, he had previously served on the town council," reported Neal Augenstein. "A screenshot, purportedly from Presgraves’ personal Facebook page, was shared with WTOP but was not online Monday."

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MSNBC’s ‘demotion’ of ‘feckless’ Chuck Todd celebrated: ‘Hurray! More Nicolle, less Chuck’

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MSNBC host Chuck Todd was moved to an earlier timeslot where his show, "Meet the Press Daily," will likely earn lower ratings. Meanwhile, Nicolle Wallace seems to have been promoted to a two-hour timeslot leading into primetime.

Wallace, who has extensive experience in Washington, previously served in George W. Bush's White House until abandoning the GOP as the era of Trump came to power.

Todd has made several missteps where he's been unwilling to press GOP leaders who lie openly and obviously on camera.

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George Conway blasts ‘blundering cheat’ Trump in new op-ed: ‘His name should live in infamy’

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Prominent conservative attorney George T. Conway III has written yet another Washington Post op-ed blasting President Donald Trump.

"If there’s one thing we know about President Trump, it’s that he lies and he cheats. Endlessly," Conway wrote. "And shamelessly. But still, mostly, incompetently."

"So it should have come as no surprise that Trump finally went where no U.S. president had ever gone before. In a tweet last week, he actually suggested that the country 'Delay the Election.' That trial balloon was a brazen effort to see if he can defraud his way into four more years in the White House," he explained. "And why not try? After all, Trump has managed to swindle his way through life, on matters large and small, essential and trivial."

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