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Dershowitz predicts Derek Chauvin’s conviction will be overturned, citing Maxine Waters, Al Sharpton

Legal scholar Alan Dershowitz predicted Monday that Derek Chauvin’s conviction would be overturned on appeal because of the unusual number of “outside influences” that potentially tainted the jury, which was unsequestered for the majority of the trial.

Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murdering George Floyd last May. The jury reached a verdict more quickly than expected, declaring Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

What did Dershowitz say?

Speaking on Newmax TV, Dershowitz declared that Chauvin’s actions were “inexcusable morally,” but called the verdict “very questionable,” citing outside influences.

In fact, Dershowitz said the verdict “should be” overturned on appeal.

“The verdict is very questionable because of the outside influences from people like Al Sharpton and Maxine Waters. Their threats and intimidation and hanging the ‘Sword of Damocles’ over the jury — basically saying that if you don’t convict on the murder charge, or all the charges, the cities will burn, the country will be destroyed — seeped into the jury room because the judge made a terrible mistake by not sequestering a jury,” Dershowitz explained.

“I think it should be reversed on appeal,” he predicted.

Despite the amount of attention Chauvin’s trial received, the jury was only fully sequestered on Monday when closing arguments took place.

Because the jurors were not sequestered for the duration of the trial and were open to outside voices threatening protest violence, Dershowitz said it would be inconceivable to think the jurors were not consciously or subconsciously weighing the impact their decision would have on society.

“That should never, ever be allowed to seep into a jury room,” Dershowitz said, adding that he has no confidence the verdict was “produced by due process and the rule of law.”

What about an appeal?

Dershowitz predicted Chauvin’s case will ultimately be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, which he said would be Chauvin’s best hope for a conviction reversal.

Citing Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Al Sharpton, Dershowitz said, “These folks took what they did right out of the playbook of the Deep South in the 1920s when prominent public officials would whoop up the crowds in front of the courthouse, demanding conviction of black people and acquittal of white people.”

“The Supreme Court and other courts reversed convictions based on that because jurors should not be intimidated or influenced by what goes on outside the courtroom,” he added.

Specifically, Dershowitz cited the infamous Sam Sheppard murder trial in the 1950s. Sheppard was convicted of murdering his wife, but was exonerated a decade later. The U.S. Supreme Court ultimately determined Sheppard was deprived of a fair trial because the jury was tainted by media attention that engulfed the case.

Dershowitz also said Judge Peter Cahill, the judge who presided over Chauvin’s trial, supports his hypothesis.

On Monday, Cahill castigated Waters for urging protesters to “get more confrontational” if Chauvin was not found guilty. “You got to make sure that they know we mean business,” Waters said.

Cahill said Waters’ comments could be used by the defense in an appeal to argue for a mistrial.

“I will give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” Cahill said after denying the defense’s motion for a mistrial over Waters’ remarks.

“This goes back to what I’ve been saying from the beginning. I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law, and to the judicial branch and our function,” the judge added. “I think if they want to give their opinions they should do so in a respectful and in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution to respect a coequal branch of government.”

“Their failure to do so is abhorrent!” he said.

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PBS reporter presses White House to back Maxine Waters’ call for  confrontations

PBS journalist Yamiche Alcindor questioned White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki over why the Biden administration was not defending Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-Calif.) comments urging protestors to “get more confrontational” — even calling on the White House to endorse the Democratic lawmaker’s controversial remarks.

What are the details?

Waters sparked uproar over the weekend when she urged protesters in Minnesota to “stay on the street,” “get more confrontational” and “make sure that they know that we mean business” if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was not found guilty of murdering George Floyd.

Waters’ comments were interpreted by many as an attempt at inciting violence, after Floyd’s death sparked deadly riots and looting across the nation last year. Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) even offered a resolution to censure Waters in the lower chamber, but Democrats were able to kill the measure.

Ahead of Chauvin being found guilty on all counts on Tuesday, Alcindor asked Psaki during a media briefing, “I wonder why the White House isn’t coming to the defense of Rep. Waters given the fact that she is facing an onslaught of attacks by, I would say Republicans.”

“I wonder why the White House isn’t saying, ‘We back what she said about being confrontational,'” Alcindor continued, saying of Waters, “she was obviously not threatening violence.”

The PBS White House correspondent then argued, “There are civil rights leaders saying that’s what civil rights is, to be confrontational, to be active.”

Fox News noted that “liberal” Alcindor in the past has “referred to Waters in a story as ‘Auntie Maxine, a loving nickname by her fans.”

Alcindor’s defense of Waters drew criticism online, with several on social media calling for the defunding of PBS over the blatantly biased line of questioning.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) reacted to the exchange by tweeting, “When PBS is even MORE of a partisan shill than the DEMOCRATIC White House….”

Anything else?

Alcindor has made headlines in the past for displaying favor to Democrats over Republicans.

During President Joe Biden’s first official press conference in January, online critics took the PBS correspondent to task for offering softball questions to the Democrat.

Former Trump aide Mercedes Schlapp said of Alcindor at the time, “Yamiche should be hired as the DNC press Secretary. Compare her questioning of Trump and Biden.”

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Maxine Waters claims judge in Chauvin trial said her ‘words don’t matter’ just minutes after the judge specifically said her comments could cause the trial to be overturned

California left-wing Rep. Maxine Waters (D) cannot get out of her own way — or the way of the judicial system and peaceful society.

Over the weekend, Waters hurled incendiary language during a rant during a protest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, about the case of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for his role in the death of George Floyd during an arrest.

But despite a statement from the judge in the case responding directly to the congresswoman’s remarks and his admission that those words could be used to get the Chauvin trial tossed on appeal, Waters remained defiant and claimed that the judge had said her “words don’t matter.”

What happened?

Water demanded Saturday during a rally that the Chauvin jury return a guilty verdict for murder, and told the crowd that if that didn’t happen, then “we got to stay on the street, and we’ve got to get more active. You’ve got to get more confrontational. You got to make sure that they know we mean business.”

Chauvin’s lawyer, Eric Nelson, used Waters’ remarks to ask for a mistrial: “It is so pervasive. I just don’t know how this jury can really be said to be that they are free from the taint of this. Now that we have U.S. representatives threatening acts of violence in relation to this specific case, it’s mind-boggling to me, judge!”

Judge Peter Cahill denied Nelson’s request, but he did say that Waters’ rhetoric could come back to bite the prosecution on appeal.

“I will give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” Cahill said.

The judge continued to blast Waters’ and her ilk’s “abhorrent” and “disrespectful” manner of discussing the case.

“I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law, and to the judicial branch and our function,” Cahill said. “I think if they want to give their opinions they should do so in a respectful and in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution to respect a coequal branch of government.”

“Their failure to do so is abhorrent!” he continued.

CNN’s Manu Raju caught up with Waters shortly after Cahill made his remarks and asked her about the judge’s direct rebuke of her language.

Raju reported that Waters said, “The judge says my words don’t matter.”

He pressed the lawmaker about Cahill saying that her rant could be grounds for appeal. She replied, “Oh no, no they didn’t.”

Cahill did say, following his ripping of Waters’ remarks, that, because he trusted the jury to not watch television, “a congresswoman’s opinion really doesn’t matter a whole lot anyway.”

But he in no way let the radical left-wing congresswoman off the hook as she claimed to Raju.

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Alan Dershowitz compares Maxine Waters rhetoric to that of the Ku Klux Klan’s toward juries in the ’50s and ’60s

Alan Dershowitz, legal scholar and famed criminal defense attorney, said Tuesday that California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters’ words encouraging demonstrators to rise up over the Derek Chauvin trial is no different than the Ku Klux Klan trying to intimidate juries in the mid-20th century.

Over the weekend, Waters said that if a jury does not find Chauvin guilty, protesters and demonstrators have to “stay in the street” and “fight for justice.”

“We’ve got to get more active,” she added. “You’ve got to get more confrontational. You’ve got to make sure that they know we mean business.”

What are the details?

In a Tuesday morning appearance on Newsmax, Dershowitz said that Waters’ tactics were no different than that of the Ku Klux Klan toward juries in the 1950s and 1960s.

“Her message was clearly intended to get to the jury. If you acquit, or if you find a charge less than murder, we will burn down your buildings. We will burn down your businesses. We will attack you,” he said. “This was an attempt to intimidate the jury. It’s borrowed precisely from the Ku Klux Klan of the 1930s and 1920s when the Klan would march outside of courthouses and threaten all kinds of reprisals if the jury ever dare convict a white person or acquit a black person. And so efforts to intimidate a jury should result in a mistrial.”

Dershowitz later insisted that the judge would never grant a mistrial in this case, because then he would be responsible for any ensuing riots, “even though it was Waters who was responsible.”

“That’s not the way the system of justice should operate,” the Harvard professor added, according to Mediaite. “We’re not under the rule of law in Minneapolis, we’re under the rule of the crowd.”

“The irony of what Congresswoman Waters did, she borrowed the playbook of the Ku Klux Klan from the 1920s, the 1930s,” he added. “They would stand outside of courtrooms and they would threatened violence if any juror would ever acquit, a black person or convict a white person.”

“Now we’re seeing exactly the opposite was seeing mobs outside the courthouse and was seeing members of congress just like the Klan had governors and senators and very prominent public officials demanding verdicts in particular cases is and now we have a member of Congress demanding a verdict in the case,” he insisted.


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Report: Democrats are ‘so angry’ with Rep. Maxine Waters they would support censure effort against her

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is not only facing backlash from Republicans and Judge Peter Cahill for her incendiary comments related to the Derek Chauvin trial, but she also reportedly angered her Democratic colleagues.

The development comes after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) vowed to censure Waters.

What are the details?

According to Fox News reporter Chad Pergram, Democrats found Waters’ comments “revolting” and there is “disgust” among the House Democratic caucus, which “metastasized” after Cahill publicly rebuked Waters.

“Congressional Democrats have a major problem with House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and her ‘confrontational’ comments in Minnesota over the weekend,” Pergram reported. “Fox is told that rank-and-file Democrats found what Waters said revolting. But that disgust among Democrats further metastasized after Hennepin, MN County Judge Peter Cahill criticized Waters from the bench, describing her remarks as ‘disrespectful to the rule of law.’

In fact, some Democrats would reportedly support an effort to discipline Waters with a formal censure, Pergram reported.

But Fox is told that a lot of Democrats are angry at Waters, are concerned about the optics of potential violence being linked back to her and Democrats generally. Don’t forget how many moderate Democrats were beside themselves following the midterms and the “defund the police” movement.

With such a narrow majority, Democrats can only lose two votes on their side.

Fox is told that some Democrats could in fact support what one lawmaker termed a “reasonably worded” censure resolution to rebuke Waters. Plus, voting to punish Waters may well be good politics for some battleground district Democrats. One knowledgeable Democrat told Fox that some Democratic members are so angry at Waters now that they would relish the opportunity to censure her.

What is the background?

Over the weekend, Waters urged protesters in Minnesota to “get more confrontational” if Chauvin is found not guilty in the death of George Floyd.

“You got to make sure that they know we mean business,” Waters said, also openly dismissing the curfew enacted by law enforcement.

In response, Judge Cahill, who is presiding over the Chauvin trial, blasted Waters, and said her comments could be used by the defense in an appeal to argue for a mistrial.

“I will give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” Cahill said after denying the defense’s motion for a mistrial over Waters’ remarks.

“This goes back to what I’ve been saying from the beginning. I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law, and to the judicial branch and our function,” the judge added. “I think if they want to give their opinions they should do so in a respectful and in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution to respect a coequal branch of government.”

“Their failure to do so is abhorrent!” he said.

What did Pelosi say?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) outright dismissed criticism, and even defended Waters.

“No, I don’t think she should apologize,” Pelosi said Monday.

“Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the Civil Rights movement. I myself think we should take our lead from the George Floyd family. They’ve handled this with great dignity and no ambiguity or lack of misinterpretation by the other side,” Pelosi explained.

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Nancy Pelosi defends Maxine Waters’ comments calling on protesters to ‘get more confrontational’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) refused calls to censure Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) after she called on protesters to be more “confrontational” if former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin is not found guilty of murdering George Floyd.

Pelosi was asked by reporters Monday if Waters should apologize for her comments, and she defended her Democratic colleague.

“Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the Civil Rights movement. I myself think we should take our lead from the George Floyd family. They’ve handled this with great dignity and no ambiguity or lack of misinterpretation by the other side,” Pelosi replied.

When pressed about whether Waters should apologize, she added, “No, I don’t think she should apologize.”

Waters ignited a firestorm with her comments at a protest Sunday in Brooklyn Center.

“Well, we got to stay on the street,” Waters said to the protesters. “And we’ve got to get more active. You’ve got to get more confrontational. You got to make sure that they know we mean business.”

She went on to say that she didn’t agree with curfews imposed by officials trying to quell any possible rioting.

“I don’t know what curfew means,” Waters explained. “Curfew means that I want you all to stop talking. I want you to stop meeting. I want you stop gathering. I don’t agree with that.”

Many saw her comments as encouraging street violence.

On Monday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) promised to take action against Waters if Pelosi refused to do so herself.

“Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past,” McCarthy tweeted. “If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.”

Also on Monday, the judge in the Chauvin trial excoriated Waters and other public officials for speaking about the trial in a disrespectful way that did not honor their pledge to defend the Constitution.

“I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law, and to the judicial branch and our function,” said Judge Peter Cahill, who called the comments “abhorrent.”

Here are the comments from Waters:


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Judge blasts Maxine Waters’ ‘abhorrent’ comments and says they could lead to overturn of Derek Chauvin trial on appeal

The judge in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin blasted the incendiary comments from Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and said that they could lead to the overturn of the trial if the defense chose to appeal the ruling.

Chauvin is on trial for the death of George Floyd during an arrest on May 25 in Minneapolis. His attorney Eric Nelson argued Monday for a mistrial based on the fact that jurors were exposed to public comments because they had not been sequestered during the trial.

“It is so pervasive. I just don’t know how this jury can really be said to be that they are free from the taint of this,” Nelson said. “Now that we have U.S. representatives threatening acts of violence in relation to this specific case, it’s mind-boggling to me, judge!”

“I will give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” responded Judge Peter Cahill.

Cahill did not grant the defense’s request for a mistrial, but he went on to excoriate Waters for her comments.

“This goes back to what I’ve been saying from the beginning. I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law, and to the judicial branch and our function,” the judge said.

“I think if they want to give their opinions they should do so in a respectful and in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution to respect a coequal branch of government,” he added.

“Their failure to do so is abhorrent!” he added.

Cahill went on to say that he did not believe the jury would be prejudiced by Waters’ comments because they had been instructed to not watch television.

“A congresswoman’s opinion really doesn’t matter a whole lot. Anyway,” Cahill said.

Waters has been castigated by many for the comments she made on Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, calling for more protests and telling protesters to “get more confrontational” over the trial of Chauvin.

Here are the judge’s comments against Waters:

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Maxine Waters tells protesters to ‘get more confrontational’ and she is ‘hopeful protests continue’

While speaking to protesters in Minnesota on Saturday night, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) hurled language that could be perceived as incendiary. Waters launched into a fiery rant during an appearance in Brooklyn Center, where she commanded protesters to “get more confrontational” if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is not found guilty of murdering George Floyd.

“We’re looking for a guilty verdict,” Waters said of the Chauvin trial. “And we’re looking to see if all of the talk that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd.”

“If nothing does not happen, then we know, that we’ve got to not only stay in the street, but we’ve got to fight for justice,” Waters continued. “But I am very hopeful, that I hope that we’re going to get a verdict that will say, ‘Guilty, guilty, guilty!’ And if we don’t, we cannot go away.”

Waters ranted to angry demonstrators who had gathered to call for justice in the police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright. The Democratic representative from California told the Minnesota crowd that “we are looking for a guilty verdict” in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd.

A reporter asked if Chauvin was guilty of manslaughter, Waters reacted by saying, “Oh no, not manslaughter, this is guilty for murder. I don’t know whether it’s in the first degree, but as far as I’m concerned it’s first-degree murder.”

Waters was also asked what protesters should do if Chauvin is not found guilty of murder.

“Well, we got to stay on the street,” Waters told protesters. “And we’ve got to get more active. You’ve got to get more confrontational. You got to make sure that they know we mean business.”

Waters also said that she didn’t comply with curfews implemented by law enforcement.

“I don’t think anything about curfew. I don’t know what curfew means,” Waters stated. “Curfew means that I want you all to stop talking. I want you to stop meeting. I want you stop gathering. I don’t agree with that.”

When Waters was asked if she was going to stay out past curfew to demonstrate with protesters, she responded, “I’m not gonna stay out here. I came here from Washington just to be here to make sure that I let my voice be heard among all of those who have been putting so much time on the street. And so I am hopeful that the protests continue.”

There was an 11 p.m. curfew in Brooklyn Center on Saturday night, which was the seventh night of protests against the police killing of Wright. There were 136 arrests made Friday night in connection with protests outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, according to law enforcement.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed Waters for her dangerous rhetoric.

“Democrats actively encouraging riots & violence,” Cruz wrote on Twitter. “They want to tear us apart.”

Rep Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) asked, “Why is Maxine Waters traveling to a different state trying to incite a riot? What good can come from this?”

This isn’t the first time that Waters has been accused of spewing rhetoric that could incite violence.

In June 2018, Waters delivered a fiery speech where she instructed members of the “Resistance” to harass staffers of the Trump administration.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters commaned.

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VIDEO: Jim Jordan grills Dr. Fauci on when COVID restrictions will end. When Fauci refuses to answer, Maxine Waters jumps in telling Jordan, ‘shut your mouth.’

A tense back-and-forth Thursday between Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio) and chief medical adviser to the president, Dr. Anthony Fauci, ended with Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) jumping in and telling Jordan to “shut your mouth.”

What happened?

Jordan, a conservative firebrand, grilled Fauci for several minutes during Thursday’s House Coronavirus Crisis Subcommittee hearing, titled “Reaching the Light at the End of the Tunnel: Ending COVID-19,” asking him when Americans can expect to “get their freedoms back.”

During his time for questioning, Jordan repeatedly pressed the public health expert to give a concrete answer on when the Biden administration will recommend lifting coronavirus restrictions such as social distancing, mask-wearing, and avoiding crowds.

“When is the time?” the congressman asked. “When do Americans get their freedom back?”

In response, Fauci offered only a vague answer, saying, “When we get the level of infection in this country low enough that it is not a really high threat.”

“What is low enough? Give me a number,” Jordan shot back. “What metrics, what measures, what has to happen before Americans get their freedoms?”


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“15 days to slow the spread turned into 1 year of lost liberty,” Jordan continued.

Fauci, visibly annoyed with the line of questioning, responded, “You know, you’re indicating liberty and freedom … but I look at it as a public health measure to keep people from dying and going to the hospital.”

“You don’t think Americans’ liberties have been threatened in the last year, Dr. Fauci?” Jordan snapped back. “They’ve been assaulted!”

“I don’t look at this as a liberty thing, Congressman Jordan, I look at this as a public health thing,” Fauci reiterated. “I disagree with you on that completely.”

Similarly tense banter continued for several minutes as Jordan time and again asked simply for a “number” or some criteria with which the administration would judge the pandemic recovery. But Fauci refused to answer with any sort of specificity.

What else?

As Jordan’s time of questioning drew to a close, Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn (S.C.), chair of the subcommittee, interjected with an answer, saying sarcastically that the restrictions will be lifted “when 90% of the members of Congress get vaccinated.”

“You’re not a doctor, Mr. Clyburn,” Jordan shouted back, noting that the American people wanted to hear from Fauci on the issue, not the South Carolina congressman.

Jordan’s persistence evidently set Waters off, as she jumped in to scold her Republican colleague, saying, “You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth.”

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Maxine Waters claims she didn’t encourage violence against Trump supporters, but here’s what she said in 2018

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) claimed over the weekend that she did not use inflammatory rhetoric against Trump supporters or encourage violence against them during Trump’s presidency.

What did Waters say during Trump’s presidency?

Waters, chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, came under fire in 2018 after she encouraged her supporters to confront supporters of then-President Donald Trump and members of his Cabinet.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she said.

Waters later said in an interview on MSNBC that Trump’s defenders would not be safe from being confronted over their support of Trump.

“They are not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they are not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they are not going to be able to shop in a department store. The people are going to turn on them, they are gonna protest, they are gonna absolutely harass them,” Waters said at the time.

At the time, Democrats were angry at Trump over his “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Less than a week before Waters’ comments, then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was run out of a restaurant.

What is Waters saying now?

Speaking with MSNBC host Ali Velshi on Sunday, Waters denied ever using inflammatory language suggesting violence against Trump’s supporters.

“As a matter of fact, if you look at the words that I used, the strongest thing I said was tell them they’re not welcome,” Waters claimed. “[I said], ‘Talk to them. Tell them they’re not welcome.’ I didn’t say, ‘Go and fight.’ I didn’t say anybody was going to have any violence. And so they can’t make that stick.”

By contrast, Waters claimed that Trump was determined “to destroy our democracy if he could not be president.” She claimed he “sent” the rioters into the Capitol.

“Nothing equals that,” Waters said, adding that Republicans should distance themselves from Trump or they “will be owned by this dishonorable human being.”

Why is she defending herself now?

Trump’s lead impeachment attorney, Bruce Castor, confirmed last week that he will use “dueling video” to combat evidence that Trump’s rhetoric about election integrity incited the violence at the Capitol.

Castor’s confirmation came after Fox News host Laura Ingraham asked if he would use video of Waters’ 2018 remarks during Trump’s Senate trial, which begins on Tuesday.

“I think you can count on that,” Castor said.

According to Castor, Democrats are guilty of essentially the same thing they say Trump should be convicted in the Senate over.

There’s an awful lot of a tape of cities burning and courthouses being attacked and federal agents being assaulted by rioters in the street cheered on by Democrats throughout the country, and many of them in Washington, using really the most inflammatory rhetoric that’s possible to use. And certainly, there would be no suggestion that they did anything to incite any of the actions. Certainly, there wasn’t any anyhow.

But here, when you have the president of the United States give a speech and says you should peacefully make your thinking known to the people in Congress, he’s all of a sudden a villain. So you got to better be careful what you wish for.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) made the same point on Sunday.

Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Paul said that if Democrats’ impeachment standard was applied fairly, then Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer should also face impeachment.

“If we’re going to criminalize speech, and somehow impeach everybody who says, ‘Go fight to hear your voices heard,’ I mean really we ought to impeach Chuck Schumer then,” Paul said.

“He went to the Supreme Court, stood in front of the Supreme Court and said specifically, ‘Hey Gorsuch, hey Kavanaugh, you’ve unleashed a whirlwind. And you’re going to pay the price,'” Paul continued. “This inflammatory wording, this violent rhetoric of Chuck Schumer was so bad that the chief justice, who rarely says anything publicly, immediately said this kind of language is dangerous as a mob tried to invade the Supreme Court.”

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Maxine Waters said Trump ‘absolutely should be charged with premeditated murder’

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said that former President Donald Trump should “absolutely” be charged with premeditated murder for the Capitol riots on Jan. 6.

During a Tuesday interview with MSNBC host Joy Reid, Waters claimed without evidence that Trump “had advance planning about the invasion that took place in our Capitol.”

Waters also made another accusation, “There’s information that some of the planning came out of individuals working in this campaign.”

“As a matter of fact, he absolutely should be charged with premeditated murder because of the lives that were lost with this invasion with his insurrection,” Waters said of Trump. “We have to fight as hard as we can to see to it that there’s some justice.”

Waters continued, “For the president of the United States to sit and watch the invasion and the insurrection and not say a word because he knew he had absolutely initiated it – and as some of them said, ‘He invited us to come. We’re here at the invitation of the president of the United States.'”

In January, Waters called for Trump to be impeached for a second time because he is “capable of starting a civil war.”

“This president has spent four years abusing his power, lying, embracing authoritarianism [and] radicalizing his supporters against democracy,” Waters said last month on the House floor. “This corruption poisoned the minds of his supporters, inciting them to willingly join white supremacists, neo-Nazis and paramilitary extremists in a siege of the United States Capitol building, the very seat of American democracy.”

Waters called Trump “the worst president in the history of the United States.”

“This president intends to exercise power long after he is out of office …,” she said, “we should be concerned that the Republicans will not defend him and he is capable of starting a civil war. He must be impeached. He must be stopped now.”

Waters has her own history of spouting political rhetoric that could be considered inciting dangerous confrontations.

In June 2018, Waters delivered a fiery speech where she called on her followers to harass staffers of the Trump administration.

“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters commanded.

In September 2018, Waters talked about her controversial command to harass Trump Cabinet members, and said, “I did not threaten [Trump] constituents and supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn’t do that that time.”

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Twitter troll tricks Democrats into being outraged over Maxine Waters’ ‘dangerous’ quote against Trump administration

Democrats are completely outraged over a fake quote from Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters. A Twitter troll replaced Waters’ original tweet that targeted Trump administration staffers with Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Democrats took the bait and called Waters’ words “dangerous” and many said it was “inciting violence.”

In June 2018, Waters delivered a fiery speech where she called for members of the “Resistance” to harass staffers of the Trump administration.

“History will record while he tried to step on all of us, we kicked him in his rear and step on him,” Waters bellowed. “If you think we’re rallying now, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”

“Already, you have members of your Cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants…who have protesters taking up at their house, who say, ‘No peace, no sleep! No peace, no sleep!” Waters said, referencing Trump’s former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen being intimidated by socialists at a Mexican restaurant.

“God is on our side,” Waters proclaimed. “Let’s stay the course!”

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she yelled to rile the crowd into a frenzy.

Waters then zeroed in on then-President Donald Trump, “Mr. President, we will see you every day, every hour of the day, everywhere that we are to let you know you cannot get away with this!”


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Twitter user @CuomoWatch took a portion of the congresswoman’s speech, but altered it slightly to target the Cuomo administration instead of Trump’s Cabinet.

“If you see anybody from the Cuomo Administration in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” the now-viral tweet said.

Democrats, who are obviously not familiar with Waters’ tempestuous tirade, immediately condemned the threatening words, likely assuming the menacing comments were made by Republicans or Trump supporters.

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) fell for the fake quote, “This is encouraging violence against public officials – plain & simple. Absolutely disgusting. No tolerance for this. Haven’t we learned the lessons from Washington D.C. just weeks ago?”

Former Pete Buttigieg adviser Lis Smith wrote, “Way way way over the line. Especially in light of what happened at the Capitol on Jan 6.”

Democratic New York City Councilwoman Debi Rose reacted by saying, “Really? Did we not learn anything from the Capitol insurrection? We must condemn violence and harassment in any form. #StopTheViolence #MobMentality.”

Democratic City Council Member Keith Powers said, “There are plenty of strong opinions and online angst these days, but there is no place for inciting violence or threatening people. This tweet should be removed ASAP. Full stop.”

Democratic Senator for the 36th District of the New York Senate Jamaal T. Bailey tweeted, “This is more than tonedeaf, especially considering what’s happened in recent days. This is unacceptable and ridiculous. Read the room.”

Democratic member of the New York State Assembly Daniel Rosenthal said, “This is dangerous and unacceptable, especially after what happened in DC. Encouraging this kind of violence is unacceptable.”

Democratic County Executive of Suffolk County Steve Bellone declared, “Democrats and Republicans must denounce this threat of violence against our fellow New Yorkers. After the Capitol riots, I call on @Twitter to ban this account immediately.”

Former Democratic Speaker of the New York City Council Christine Quinn exclaimed, “This is dangerous and outrageous!”

Democratic County Executive of Nassau County Laura Curran was also fooled by the fake quote, “No matter your political party or beliefs, this is completely unacceptable. Nassau County has zero tolerance for hatred and inciting violence.”

Democratic Speaker of the New York State Assembly Carl E. Heastie wrote, “This is appalling and dangerous. Encouraging violence must never be tolerated. Shame on whoever is behind this kind of garbage.”

Democratic Assembly Member for the 42nd District of the New York State Assembly Rodneyse Bichotte was duped, “Threatening government officials & their staff is a crime for which there is a ZERO tolerance policy in Brooklyn & anywhere else. I condemn this tweet & the violence it incites, especially following the insurrection we just experienced at the capitol.”

Democratic Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan wrote on Twitter, “This kind of dangerous rhetoric must be called out and condemned by all. Or else we risk repeating the horrendous events of Jan 6th. As leaders, especially in a time of such great challenge, it’s incumbent on all of us to appeal to the ‘better angels of our nature.”

Democratic member of the New York State Senate Todd Kaminsky said, “Completely unacceptable. Haven’t we learned the hard lesson that incitements to violence like this actually result in violence? There is no room for this in our discourse. None.”

Luis A. Miranda, Jr. said, “You don’t like the Governor, you vote him out. After the terrorist attack on our Capitol, threats, of any kind, especially as the right is targeting state capitals, are dangerous. And to target staff? Not cool.”

Democratic Speaker of the New York City Council Corey Johnson stated, “The terrifying events of the last month have shown us more clearly than ever that words have consequences. This sort of targeting and incitement is simply wrong, and totally unacceptable.”

Democrats finally condemn Maxine Waters’ dangerous rhetoric, two years later, and only after they thought it was a Republican saying it.

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Maxine Waters: If President Trump doesn’t leave White House, he should be ‘marched out of there’ — possibly by military or Secret Service

Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) said that if President Donald Trump doesn’t leave the White House by the time his term is over, he should be “marched out of there” — possibly by the military or the Secret Service.

What are the details?

In an MSNBC interview Tuesday, the California congresswoman said, “We want him out, and we keep hearing these rumors about everything that he’s doing to try and stay in. We’ve even heard rumors that he said he’s not leaving. We want him out, and to tell you the truth, I don’t know exactly what you do with the president who has lost an election, and you have a new person who’s been elected to the presidency, and the old president is not wanting to leave. I don’t know what you do.”

She continued, “My understanding, or what I would like to do, is I would like to see him marched out of there. … I don’t know whether it’s the Secret Service or whether it’s military or what have you, but he can’t stay. He can’t claim, you know, ownership of the White House. He doesn’t want to leave, and he’s doing everything possible, including talking about martial war [sic], et cetera, et cetera. We want him out of there. I know Nancy Pelosi is counting down the hours. She told me that also.”

Martial “war,” Maxine?

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Waters’ declarations aren’t terribly surprising given the rhetoric she’s spewed during Trump’s time in office. Perhaps her most infamous moment came in 2018 when she openly encouraged her supporters to harass and maybe even attack members of Trump’s administration.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said in a speech.

Earlier this year she also said the Minneapolis police officer whose knee pressed into George Floyd’s neck “enjoyed doing what he was doing” and was out to kill that day. “I believe sometimes some of these officers leave home thinking, ‘I’m gonna get me one today.’ And I think this is his one,” Waters said.

Prior to the election, Waters blasted conservative black voters and said she’d “never, ever forgive them” for voting for Trump.

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Maxine Waters is outraged that people want Democrats to negotiate with Republicans on ‘coronavirus-19’ relief bill

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California appeared to justify Democrats stalling on negotiations with Republicans on the coronavirus relief bill because of legal action taken by the president regarding the election.

Waters was on “The Reid Out” show with Joy Reid on MSNBC when she made the comments Tuesday. She recited a list of lawsuits that President Donald Trump and his team had filed in an attempt to overturn the results of the election and called it, “the highest form of voter suppression.”

She went on to claim that Democrats could not negotiate with Republicans on the coronavirus relief bill.

“Either they are so afraid so intimidated so bullied by the president of the United States, they can’t stand up for Democracy, and the Constitution. That is hard to believe, hard to understand,” said Waters.

“But when people say to us, ‘why don’t you negotiate with them on coronavirus-19 response, and help the people, why can’t you come to an agreement?’ Do you understand what we’re dealing with?” she asked rhetorically.

“We’re dealing with people who [are] willing to undermine their Democracy, people who have claimed to be patriots, people who don’t have any respect for the Constitution, and you expect us to be able to sit down with them, and for them to negotiate with us in good faith!” Waters added.

“This is awful, the world is watching,” she concluded.

While Waters only implied that Democrats wouldn’t work with Republicans on getting relief to Americans suffering from the economic effect of the coronavirus lockdowns, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) outright admitted it was the case in an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also lashed out at a CNN reporter when he pointed out that Democrats were settling for far less in the relief package when they stalled before the election.

Here’s the video of Waters’ comments:

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Rep. Maxine Waters’ campaign paid her daughter $240K

The daughter of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) enjoyed another very prosperous election cycle. Karen Waters was paid approximately $240,000 by her mother’s campaign, according to federal election records.

The newest Federal Election Commission filings show that Karen Waters received five payments from the Citizens for Waters campaign between October and November that totaled $28,150.

There are another 26 disbursements from Maxine Waters’ campaign to her daughter between March 2019 and September 2019 that total $212,600.

The descriptions of the payments include “slate mailer management fees,” “office expenses,” “reimbursement for canvassing,” and “GOTV,” which may refer to “Get Out the Vote” services.

Karen Waters has been raking in the money from her mother’s political office for years. A report from the Washington Free Beacon found that the daughter had been compensated more than $200,000 from the Citizens for Waters campaign committee during the 2018 election cycle.

“Gavin Newsom, who was elected governor of California, gave the Waters campaign $27,000 from his own campaign to appear on the slate mailer while Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s campaign added $27,000 in slate mailer payments,” according to the report, adding that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) paid $63,000 to appear on the mailers twice.

Karen Waters has reportedly been receiving payments from her mother’s campaign since 2006. Karen, along with her firm Progressive Connections, has received over $600,000 from the campaign as of the end of the 2016 election year. A 2019 Fox News report stated that Karen Waters had received nearly $1 million from her mother’s campaign.

A 2004 report from the Los Angeles Times claimed that Maxine Waters’ family members pocketed more than $1 million over eight years “by doing business with companies, candidates and causes that the influential congresswoman has helped.”

“Daughter Karen Waters has charged candidates for spots on her mother’s ‘slate mailer,’ a sample ballot that many voters in South Los Angeles use to guide their choices,” the report claimed.

Maxine Waters dismissed the accusations by saying, “They do their business, and I do mine.”

“We don’t have to answer your questions,” Rep. Waters told the Los Angeles Times. “We are not bad people.”

Recent FEC filings state that the Citizens for Waters campaign paid $480,380 in disbursements this election cycle and had $324,637 on hand.

Maxine Waters, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, has been representing California’s 43rd Congressional District since 1991. In the November election, the 82-year-old congresswoman coasted to another easy victory, capturing over 71% of the vote against her Republican challenger Joe Collins.

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Maxine Waters accuses President Trump of using feds in Portland as a ‘trial run’ to remain in power

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) says that President Donald Trump is ordering federal police officers to Portland, Oregon, amid nationwide riots as a test run for when he refuses to leave office.

Trump and Attorney General William Barr announced on Wednesday the deployment of at least 200 federal agents to Chicago, and other cities, including Albuquerque, New Mexico, in order to tamp down violence and enforce peace on the streets.

What are the details?

Waters, who appeared on Wednesday’s MSNBC broadcast of “The ReidOut,” told host Joy Reid that Trump is using such force in order to “not accept what happens when we have the election if he’s not elected.”

A visibly agitated Waters said, “The people of this country need to be worried about what we’re seeing in Portland. We have these police officers or whomever they are, offices of agents of some kind that’s been organized by the president of the United States. He didn’t contact the local mayors. He didn’t contact the governors. Who are these people? Why did they have these uniforms on?”

“We don’t have anything that identifies them,” she insisted. “They have unmarked cars. They’re pulling people off the streets into those cars.”

Waters added that Trump’s behavior is indicative of a garden variety dictator.

“In Third-World countries, you have dictators who have paramilitary that they can call anytime they want,” she warned. “As a matter of fact, it has been suggested that this is a trial run of the president of the United States who may be organizing to not accept what happens when we have the election if he’s not elected.

“Is he going to pull out his military?” the Democratic congresswoman fretted. “Is he going to engage us? He has already alluded to there may be a civil war if he’s re-elected. This is dangerous.”

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Maxine Waters spots black motorist being questioned by officers, stops her SUV, and reportedly begins ‘yelling at deputies’

Far-left U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) managed to generate more headlines after spotting Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies questioning a black motorist last week, the

“They stopped a brother, so I stopped to see what they were doing,” Waters was heard saying.

She added in reference to the deputies: “They say I’m in the wrong place. They say they’re going to give me a ticket. That’s OK, as long as I watch them.”

The individual behind the camera shouts out, “Gotta do what they gotta do! Make sure!”

“I will,” Waters replies as she walks toward the deputies.

“Bye, Maxine!” another person shouts out.

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Days after George Floyd’s death that sparked nationwide protests and rioting, Waters said the Minneapolis police officer whose knee pressed into Floyd’s neck “enjoyed doing what he was doing” and was out to kill that day.

“I believe sometimes some of these officers leave home thinking, ‘I’m gonna get me one today.’ And I think this is his one,” the California congresswoman told TMZ.

Waters added that Floyd’s death reminded her of similar violent incidents involving police and “white supremacists” — and that “if in fact you have subdued a suspect … and you’re not in any danger at all because the handcuffs are on him, there’s no reason for the police to do what these police did.”

She also placed blame on President Donald Trump, saying that “in a way he’s dog whistling” and that his conduct emboldens some to believe “they can get away with this kind of treatment.”

Waters apparently needs no dog whistles, as she openly encouraged her supporters to harass and maybe even attack members of Trump’s administration during a June 2018 speech.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said.

Indeed harassment followed, and attacks on conservatives got physical, too. Amid all that, prominent Democrats followed Waters’ playbook, with Hillary Clinton saying “you cannot be civil” with Republicans, former Attorney General Eric Holder saying “when they go low, we kick them!” and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker urging activists in Washington, D.C., to “go to the Hill” and “get up in the face of some congresspeople.”

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Maxine Waters: Cop who had knee on George Floyd’s neck ‘enjoyed what he was doing’ and was out to kill​ that day

Far-left U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters said the Minneapolis police officer whose knee pressed into George Floyd’s neck “enjoyed doing what he was doing” and was out to kill that day.

“I believe sometimes some of these officers leave home thinking, ‘I’m gonna get me one today.’ And I think this is his one,” the California congresswoman
told TMZ in an interview published Thursday.

What’s the background?

Viral video
showed an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed on the ground over a reported “forgery in progress” Monday. Floyd, a black man, can be heard repeatedly begging officers for help and saying he couldn’t breathe after which he appeared to lose consciousness.

Floyd was pronounced
dead at hospital soon after, four officers were fired over the incident, and the FBI is investigating Floyd’s detainment as a possible civil rights violation. Violent protests and looting erupted in Minneapolis in the wake of the incident, and Democratic Mayor Jacob Frey said the officer “who killed George Floyd” should be in jail.

What else did Waters say?

Waters said Floyd’s death reminded her of similar violent incidents involving police and “white supremacists” — and that “if in fact you have subdued a suspect … and you’re not in any danger at all because the handcuffs are on him, there’s no reason for the police to do what these police did.”

She also placed blame on President Donald Trump, saying that “in a way he’s dog whistling” and that his conduct emboldens some to believe “they can get away with this kind of treatment.”


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Anything else?

Some might say Waters did a bit more than dog whistling when she openly encouraged her supporters to harass and maybe even attack members of Trump’s administration in June 2018.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said in a speech.

Indeed harassment followed, and attacks on conservatives got physical, too. Amid all that, prominent Democrats followed Waters’ playbook, with Hillary Clinton saying “you cannot be civil” with Republicans, former Attorney General Eric Holder saying “when they go low, we kick them!” and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker urging activists in Washington, D.C., to “go to the Hill” and “get up in the face of some congresspeople.”

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