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McConnell blasts ‘disgraceful’ Trump, hints at criminal prosecution: ‘Didn’t get away with anything yet’

After the Senate voted on Saturday to acquit former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tore into Trump.

McConnell, who voted to acquit Trump of charges of “incitement of insurrection,” unequivocally blamed Trump for the deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6., saying Trump is certainly guilty of a “disgraceful dereliction of duty.”

“There’s no question — none — that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of [Jan. 6],” McConnell said.

“The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president,” McConnell added, which he called a “foreseeable consequence of the growing crescendo” of Trump’s “false statements, conspiracy theories, and reckless hyperbole.”

As TheBlaze reported, McConnell had already announced that he would vote to acquit Trump.

The Kentucky Republican explained afterward that he voted “not guilty” based on jurisdictional considerations, meaning he did not believe the Constitution permitted the Senate to exercise its impeachment powers against a private citizen, despite Trump being formally impeached by the House while he was still in office.

In fact, McConnell said Article 2, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution makes Trump “not eligible for conviction.”

However, McConnell conceded that he would have “carefully considered” the impeachment charge if Trump were still in office.

Criminally liable?

Toward the end of his speech, McConnell said that “by the strict criminal standard,” Trump is “probably not” guilty of incitement of violence.

However, McConnell made it clear that Trump has not been criminally absolved.

“President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he’s in office, as an ordinary citizen, unless the statute of limitations has run,” McConnell said.

“He didn’t get away with anything — yet, yet,” McConnell added. “We have a criminal justice system in this country. We have civil litigation, and former presidents are not immune from being held accountable by either one.”


WATCH: After voting to acquit Trump, McConnell says there’s ‘no question’ he provoked Capitol attack

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Thus far, no criminal action has been initiated against Trump related to the Capitol riots.

However, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has launched a criminal probe into Trump over his alleged attempts to “overturn Georgia’s election results,” NPR reported, which stems from a call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R).

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Liberal law prof calls out Michigan Dem AG for ‘abusive use of criminal code’ over vote certification drama

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, is reportedly exploring a criminal investigation or criminal charges against Michigan officials who might try to block the certification of Michigan’s election results at the alleged behest of President Donald Trump.

The development comes after two Wayne County Republicans moved to rescind their votes to certify their county’s election results.

Also last week, four Michigan lawmakers, all Republicans, personally met with Trump at the White House. However, after that meeting, the lawmakers said in a statement that they would “follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan’s electors.”

What are the details?

According to the Washington Post:

Michigan’s attorney general is exploring whether officials there risk committing crimes if they bend to President Trump’s wishes in seeking to block the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in their state, according to two people familiar with the review.

The attorney general is conferring with election law experts on whether officials may have violated any state laws prohibiting them from engaging in bribery, perjury and conspiracy, according to people familiar with the deliberations who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.

In response to the controversy over Wayne County and Trump’s meeting with Michigan lawmakers, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said Trump is trying to “steal the election.”

“The president can say all he wants. He can summon people to the White House all he wants. He can try to interfere… but the fact of the matter is Joe Biden won this state and won big,” Whitmer told CNN last week.

“The will of the people will be done, and these efforts to disenfranchise Wayne County, where a majority of our African American voters live, is a blatant attempt to steal the election result and disenfranchise Michigan voters — and it will not stand,” she added.

Biden legal adviser Bob Bauer similarly denounced the meeting, according to the Post.

“It’s an abuse of office,” Bauer said. “It’s an open attempt to intimidate election officials. It’s absolutely appalling.”

What was the reaction?

Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School and self-described “liberal,” responded to the report by accusing Nessel of “abusive use of the criminal code.”

“Michigan AG Nessel and others are suggesting that Republicans who oppose certification or even meet with President Trump on the issue could be criminally investigated or charged. Once again, the media is silent on this abusive use of the criminal code,” Turley said.

He added, “Imagine if this was AG Barr threatening Democratic legislators with criminal investigation for challenging Trump votes. The media would be apoplectic. Yet, when used against Republicans, there is a celebration for the use of the criminal code for politically motivated threats.”

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Medical Journal: Get The COVID-19 Vaccine, Or Be Punished HARSHLY

For all intents and purposes, the COVID-19 vaccine should be “mandatory” says one medical journal, and noncompliance should be hardly punished.  And if you refuse to take the new vaccine, you should face losing your job and be forbidden from leaving your own house until you comply.

Non-compliance with the new coronavirus vaccination program could result in a penalty.  Medical journals are already discussing ways to convince people to take the shot, and if you don’t they are figuring out other ways to punish those pesky dissenters. With over half the United States population reportedly unwilling to submit to an experimental COVID-19 shot, a new scientific paper has shed light on how state health authorities might enforce compliance with vaccine mandates, according to a report by RT. 

The paper, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, outlines “strategies” for circumventing widespread fears over the safety of a rushed-to-market vaccine against the novel coronavirus, providing health authorities with a playbook for coercing a skittish populace.

The writers acknowledge that voluntary measures should be tried first, rather than mandating the vaccine for everyone out of the gate. However, if the target population doesn’t comply within a trial period, a mandate should be rolled out, and the penalties for refusing to submit should be harsh. Given “the costs of a failed voluntary scheme,” the writers warn, authorities should wait no more than a few weeks before rolling out a mandate if uptake falls short of expectations.-RT

The vaccine should be mandated for “high-risk” populations, such as the elderly and healthcare workers, and those living in close quarters, like dormitories or prisons. Military personnel are also set up to get this vaccine first. But once all of those groups have been vaccinated, they plan is to force it on everyone else.

Rather than attempting to pass laws requiring certain populations to get the vaccine, the paper recommends that “noncompliance should incur a penalty” – and a “relatively substantial” one. The non-compliant should be threatened with “employment suspension or stay-at-home orders,” though fines or criminal charges are discouraged, because they “disadvantage the poor” and risk getting the mandate itself challenged in court. Worse, they “may stoke distrust without improving uptake,” it adds. –RT

It’s also important to know that the authors of the NEJM paper hail from Yale, Stanford University, and Indiana University, all institutions that have received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation has poured billions of dollars into developing multiple COVID-19 vaccines, setting up seven facilities to manufacture the leading candidates.

Operation Warp Speed Awards Novavax $1.6 Billion For COVID Vaccine

While the United States, the United Kingdom, and several other countries have already paid for hundreds of millions of doses of multiple jabs, no western pharmaceutical company has yet declared victory in the vaccine race – on the contrary, the clinical trials of frontrunners like AstraZeneca and Moderna have yielded a bumper crop of troubling side effects.

There is no intention to make this vaccine voluntary and noncompliance will be punished.

If you intend to refuse this vaccine, make sure you are prepared for the “punishments” involved. Store extra food, water, and supplies now and make sure you stay alert and know what’s going on.

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Utah students who don’t wear masks in schools can be criminally charged — even kindergartners

Utah students as young as kindergartners can be criminally charged for not wearing masks in schools in order to protect against the spread of COVID-19, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

What are the details?

And while the paper said the office of Republican Gov. Gary Herbert confirmed the potential for K-12 students and staff getting misdemeanors for violating the mask mandate, spokeswoman Anna Lehnardt said it’s up to schools to seek such charges — and that it’s expected they will be rarities.

“It’s enforced on a district and superintendent level,” she added to the Tribune. “But we’re not thinking, ‘Let’s slap a bunch of kids with misdemeanors.'”

More from the paper:

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issued the mask mandate for public schools in July. As classrooms have begun reopening across the state this week, though, it’s become a new source of frustration for many parents — with a focus on the enforcement.

During a legislative meeting Wednesday, one mother questioned why there should be potential misdemeanor charges associated with something she sees as a personal choice.

“Our children should not have to suffer criminal consequences for getting an education,” Angie Martin, whose child attends high school in Cache County, said, according to the Tribune.

In addition to the rarity of pursued charges, the paper said schools can encourage students who won’t wear masks to do online school work — and that there are exceptions for the mask-wearing mandate for individuals with medical conditions, as well as during breakfast or lunch periods.

What if criminal prosecutions are pursued?

The Tribune said that if schools do pursue criminal prosecutions, violators could face class B misdemeanors, which Lehnardt said is the standard for public health order violations. And violators can be punished with sentences of up to six months in jail and fines of up to $1,000, the paper added, which is the same as a first offense for driving drunk.

“We want our teachers to be safe,” Lehnardt told the Tribune in explaining the rationale behind the penalty.

In addition, she said that the mask mandate for schools has no expiration date, as it was issued in conjunction with the Utah Department of Health, the paper said.

Parental pushback

Some parents, however, aren’t down with the mandate and are even attempting to get it repealed, the Tribune said.

Danielle Cottam has removed her five children from school so they don’t have to abide by the order, the paper reported, adding that on Wednesday — during what was supposed to be a school day — her kids played with a crowd of other mask-free kids at a splash pad in St. George.

“I should have the kids in school,” Cottam noted to the Tribune. “But I chose to keep them home because of the mask crap. … It’s totally unconstitutional. It’s not even giving us a choice. I think I should have a right to choose whether or not my kids have to wear it.”

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Nashville councilwoman wants attempted murder charges for people who don’t wear face mask, pass on COVID-19

Sharon Hurt, an at-large member of the Nashville Metro Council, suggested this week that people who do not wear a face mask, but spread coronavirus, should be hit with attempted murder or murder charges.

During an August 5 meeting between the city’s Public Safety, Beer & Regulated Beverages and Health, Hospitals, & Social Services committees, Hurt asked whether the council could enact legislation criminally charging people who don’t wear face coverings in a similar fashion HIV-positive people who knowingly spread HIV without informing partners.

She said:

My question goes back to legislation. I don’t know if Mike Jameson could be the one to answer the question, but my concern is — you know I work for an organization, that if they pass a virus, then they are tried for murder or attempted murder, if they are not told … and this person who may very well pass this virus that’s out in the air because they’re not wearing a mask is basically doing the same thing to someone who contracts it and dies from it.

It seems to me that we have been more reactive, as opposed to proactive, and a little too late, too little. So, my thing is, maybe there should be legislation, stronger legislation, I don’t know if Mike Jameson is… can speak to it, but maybe there needs to be stronger legislation to say that if you do not wear a mask and you subject exposure of this virus to someone else then there will be some stronger penalty as it is in other viruses that are exposed.

Mike Jameson, director of legislative affairs and senior adviser to Nashville Mayor John Cooper (D), responded by informing Hurt that the city council does not have the legal authority to create criminal statutes.

“[T]he council does not have the opportunity on its own to create criminal legislation, that is a state creature. We’re warranted by state law, to apply criminal application to violations, just for example, as the state law allows us to apply a Class E misdemeanor to violate a health director violation,” Jameson explained. “But, in terms of creating a new code, or class of criminal offenses, that is a creature of state law.”

In response, Hurt said she “was afraid that was going to be the answer.”

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Atlanta DA who charged officer with felony murder is seeking reelection while under criminal investigation

Fulton Country District Attorney Paul Howard shocked the nation when he charged Officer Garrett Rolfe with felony murder in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks before the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) had finished its investigation into the matter.

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck argued that Howard is using the emotions of the African American community to try and salvage his troubled political career.

Howard is currently under criminal investigation by the GBI for allegedly using his nonprofit to take at least $140,000 in Atlanta taxpayer dollars. Additionally, he is facing the latest in a string of sexual harassment allegations and has been accused of 12 public disclosure violations by the state ethics commission.

“The Atlanta DA, Paul Howard, is fighting for his political life,” Glenn said. “He’s currently under investigation, by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, for his alleged use of a nonprofit to funnel at least $140,000 in city of Atlanta funds to supplement his salary. Oh, yeah. And he’s also facing multiple sexual harassment lawsuits. This guy is a prince. And then there’s this: The State Ethics Commission is alleging that Howard committed a dozen violations of public disclosure law. An investigation allegedly reveals violations spanning for five years.

“It kind of puts into perspective why this guy is using the emotions of African-Americans to go so tough on the cops,” he added.

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During the altercation, Brooks grabbed an officer’s taser and fired it at Rolfe and an accompanying cop. Less than one week after Howard announced the charges, video surfaced of the DA arguing that tasers are a “deadly weapon,” but there’s even more: Howard also used city funds to supplement his salary, there are several sexual harassment claims again him, AND he’s been charged with a dozen violations of public disclosure law. So, through the charges made against Rolfe, is Howard using the emotions of the African American community to try and salvage his political career?

Authorities say Rolfe shot and killed Rayshard Brooks outside a fast food restaurant June 12 after Brooks grabbed a police taser and ran, and appeared to turn and aim the taster at officers as they pursued him on foot.

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Report: Over half of Baltimore’s 32 mayoral candidates have criminal charges on their records

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, a Democrat, is scheduled for sentencing next Thursday after pleading guilty in November to federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and tax evasion.

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh leaves the federal courthouse after pleading guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion related to her Healthy Holly books on Nov. 21, 2019.Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

But enough about Pugh.

WBFF-TV did a little digging and learned that over half of Baltimore’s 32 mayoral candidates have criminal charges on their records.

Among the charges discovered? Felony theft, carjacking, false imprisonment, embezzlement, breaking and entering, and passing bad checks, the station said.

The following are some profiles the station uncovered.

Former Mayor Sheila Dixon

First up is former Mayor Sheila Dixon, a Democrat, who was indicted on 12 counts of theft, fraud, and misconduct in office in January 2009, WBFF reported.

While the initial charges were dismissed, Dixon was indicted on two additional charges in July 2009: felony theft and embezzlement for stealing gift cards intended for the poor, the station said.

Baltimore mayoral candidate Sheila Dixon concedes to Catherine Pugh on election night on April 26, 2016. Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Dixon was convicted on the misdemeanor embezzlement charge, WBFF said, adding that she reached a plea deal — agreeing to not run for office in Maryland until her four-year probation period ended.

She ran again for mayor in 2016 but lost to Pugh.

Rikki Vaughn

Business owner Rikki Vaughn, a Democrat, has been charged with felony theft, carjacking, and harassment, the station reported, but he was up front about his past in an interview with WBFF.

Image source: WBFF-TV video screenshot

“It was just one of those moments in life where, you know, I just fell,” he told the station. “I felt there was no way up, there was no way to crawl away from it. And so I did a stupid act. I had to face the penalties and learn from that mistake.”

Others

David Anthony Wiggins — a Republican and self-described business owner and clergy member — was charged with false imprisonment, harassment, failure to comply with a peace order, and filing a false application to purchase a firearm, WBFF said.

William George Herd, also a Republican, was charged with malicious destruction of property, breaking and entering, and passing bad checks, the station said.

Other candidates were convicted of less serious offenses, the station said, including fishing without a license and failure to return a rented car. WBFF said it limited its investigation to charges within the state of Maryland.

(H/T: Blue Lives Matter)

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