Showing posts with label Dirty Tricks. Show all posts
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August 19, 2019

NY Gay Candidate is Smeared With half Naked Flyers Emphasizing His orientation...People Still Buy This S**t?

Flyer uses a shirtless Metro Weekly photo from 2005 and includes innuendo about his volunteering at the YMCA

A candidate for Town Justice in upstate New York has been targeted by homophobic flyers emphasizing his sexual orientation and casting aspersions on his work with children at the YMCA.
Justin Carroll, 37, of Clinton, N.Y., says he learned of the flyers another candidate for office in the town of about 4,300 people had forwarded it to him.
The crudely-made flyer features the word “Pride” at the top in rainbow letters, and purports to be a letter sent to Democratic voters, telling them to “join our Democratic team” of candidates for office and touting the fact that Carroll would be the first LGBTQ Town Justice if elected this November.
“Justin, a bankruptcy lawyer in NYC, recently relocated to Clinton with his husband Adam Lynch,” the flyer reads. “Among his accomplishments, Justin has been recognized as one of the country’s ‘Best LGBT Lawyers under 40.’ He sits on various boards and committees while working with youth at the YMCA.”
The flyer features a Metro Weekly “Cover Boy” photo from 2005, with a younger Carroll wearing an unbuttoned shirt. 
The flyer also tells people to visit for more biographical information on Carroll. The LGBTQ Victory Fund, which seeks to help LGBTQ people get elected to public office, has endorsed Carroll, but the flyer seeks to emphasize Victory Fund’s endorsement and Carroll’s orientation, proclaiming: “Justin will be the first openly LGBTQ elected official for the Town of Clinton.” 
The flyer was posted to the Facebook page of the Hudson Valley News, sparking a slew of homophobic comments, all reiterating the same talking points about gay candidates flaunting their sexual orientation and implying that the LGBTQ community is pushing a particular agenda. 
The outlet was later forced to issue a retraction after it was revealed that the ad had been sent by a fake, unverified email address.
“At first I thought the ad was just kind of laughable how amateurish it was, given the sophisticated nature of my campaign,” Carroll told Metro Weekly. “Second, it was disheartening, to think about that coming from this community where I’ve moved with my husband.”  

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November 16, 2017

Who is Draining The Swamp? Washington with The WH Seems More Dirt-Stuck Than EVER

 Trump Promised to 'Drain the Swamp' but Look at the people he is chosen, then ignored his campaign but you must look at his corrupt actions as president. It's made his money and his family, He still advertised his hotels on his last trip, while the country paid his Asian trip. That is the least of his ignoring the law. The worse Obstruction of justice by firing the person investigating the Russian connection/WH and using his powers to pardon his friend before even He had a chance to appeal and his threats of using Nukes like they were simple bullets from a gun he is holding. These are just a few of the illegal acts. A Jr High School Student that reads the paper or the news on his/her computer can name them all in a couple of pages.
Washington used to operate one scandal at a time.

Not anymore. Here are just some of the scandals currently brewing:

The indictment of President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, Rick Gates, in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of possible ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

A guilty plea from George Papadopoulos, a foreign-policy adviser on the campaign. He admitted that he lied to Mueller's investigators about his efforts to connect with Russian government officials.
Fatal damage to the Podesta Group, one of Washington's top lobby firms, which appears, unnamed, in the Manafort-Gates indictment. Democratic lobbyist and fundraiser Tony Podesta — who co-founded the firm 29 years ago with his brother, Democratic strategist John Podesta, who was Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman — announced he was leaving hours after the indictment became public.
The first criminal corruption trial in nearly a decade against a U.S. senator, Robert Menendez, D-N.J., who is now awaiting a jury's verdict. 

Amid Capitol Hill's frenetic pursuit of campaign money, a moment of candor by Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., who said of the tax overhaul bill, "My donors are basically saying, 'Get it done or don't ever call me again.' "

It's worse than any I've experienced in my three, almost four decades working in this field. People who are complying with the rules are competing for results against those that are cutting corners."
Nick Allard, a former Washington lobbyist and current dean of Brooklyn Law School
It's all a far cry from Trump's days on the campaign trail when he regularly vowed to clean things up.

"If I am elected president, we are going to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.," Trump said at a campaign event in Chesapeake, Va., last October.

Actually, the swamp is still pretty swampy.

And some denizens say it's getting worse.

People seem to think that "anything goes, and that it's dumb to follow the rules," longtime lobbyist Nick Allard told NPR.

Allard, now the dean of Brooklyn Law School, called the D.C. ethical climate "worse than any I've experienced in my three, almost four decades working in this field. People who are complying with the rules are competing for results against those that are cutting corners."

The indictment of Manafort and Gates spotlights one small slice of modern Washington. Among the charges, they are accused of failing to disclose lobbying activities for foreign clients, a violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA.

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The indictment says Manafort and Gates did political consulting work, and then Washington lobbying, for Ukrainian politician Viktor Yanukovych, his political party and, ultimately, the Ukrainian government when Yanukovych became president.

The indictment says they expanded the effort by hiring the Podesta Group and another lobbying firm to work for the Ukrainian clients through a nonprofit in Belgium.

It was "a multi-million-dollar lobbying campaign," according to the indictment.

But none of the lobbyists – not Manafort, Gates, Podesta or employees of the other lobby firm – registered under FARA. Instead, there was a spate of retroactive registrations earlier this year. 

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The law requires substantial disclosures, even detailed lists of lawmakers and staffers contacted by the lobbyists, and violating FARA is a felony. But enforcement is rare. Before Manafort and Gates were indicted, the Justice Department had brought felony charges just seven times in the past half-century.

"The question that arises out of the Manafort situation is, is the period of complacency coming to an end?" said law professor Steve Vladeck, co-author of the Just Security blog. "Or is this just a special case brought by a special counsel."

The day after Manafort and Gates were indicted, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced a bill to make FARA more stringent, more far-reaching and easier to enforce. 

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The Mueller investigation "just kind of puts a gray cloud around the whole lobbying-special interest community in D.C.," said David Rehr, a lobbyist-turned-professor at George Mason University law school. "It doesn't drain the swamp. But I think now people are just more nervous, and they're actually seeing a prosecutor going after someone."

Still, law enforcement would be just one step in a swamp-draining effort. Meredith McGehee, a veteran lobbyist on political reform issues, said Washington isn't working right.

"We have dysfunction in Congress; we have dysfunction, I think, in the presidency; and we have dysfunction in the lobbying community," she told NPR. "But that's because of the system, as we currently have it structured, rewards dysfunction."

She said the way Americans can change that rewards system is to get engaged in politics.

April 16, 2017

Alt-Right Blogger Threatens Releasing All Dirt on Trump if Bannon Fired-But

Mike Cernovich, the alt-right blogger who threatened to release “the motherlode” if White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was removed from the administration, insists that he never threatened the Trump administration.

“Fake news people are claiming that I threatened the Trump administration because I said I would release damaging information about Deep State,” Cernovich said in a self-recorded Periscope video Friday night. “I would never threaten anyone in the Trump family, legally or otherwise.”

On Thursday, Cernovich took to his favorite platform, Periscope, to complain about Bloomberg’s Eli Lake and his reporting. Cernovich was perturbed that Lake was getting credit for scoops that the alt-right blogger says he had reported on first.

Cernovich, who seems to have real, credible sources in the White House, then revealed that he has been sitting on many more stories.

“I have more stories that I haven’t released. I release my scoops strategically,” he explained Thursday. Cernovich indicated that he would release damaging intel about the Trump administration if the president’s more popululist voice in the White House, Bannon, was removed.

“If they get rid of Bannon, the motherlode,” Cernovich said Thursday. “If Bannon is removed, there are going to be divorces. Because I know about the mistresses, the sugar babies, the drugs, the pill popping, the orgies. I know everything. If they go after Bannon, the mother of all stories is going to drop. And we are just going to destroy marriages, relationships.”

“You won’t believe it,” he added.

The day after this Periscope recording, which would later draw the attention of The Daily Beast, Cernovich streamed another live-stream video, in which he appeared to backtrack from his claims the previous day. Cernovich suggested that his comments about the “motherlode” were directed at the Deep State, not people of the Trump administration.

March 24, 2017

RNC Tried Hiding Payments Made to Get any Dirt on Clinton

The Republican National Committee paid a low-profile firm started by an ex-CIA officer for what it claimed was building security at the RNC’s Capitol Hill headquarters. Now the RNC acknowledges that most of its payments to the firm went to intelligence-style reports that tried to connect Hillary Clinton to any conflicts of interest from her days serving as Secretary of State, Politico reported Friday.

The RNC paid a Virginia-based firm, Hamilton Trading Group, $41,500 over the course of the campaign. The RNC is now reporting that most of the money, $34,100, went to opposition research on the Democratic presidential nominee and the Clinton Foundation.

Ben Wickham, an ex-CIA officer who started the firm, told Politico that his work was initially limited to building security. He said he could not discuss other work because he was subject to a non-disclosure agreement. 
“I’m not denying that I wasn’t totally forthcoming, but I’m telling you why,” Wickham said. “The security stuff that we did, which is legitimate, was not covered by any kind of a confidentiality agreement, so I can discuss that.”

When the RNC first reported a $3,400 payment to Hamilton Trading Group for “security services” on its campaign finance reports in June, it was flagged by political operatives, intelligence consultants and security experts, Politico reported. In part, because Hamilton Trading Group was relatively unknown in the consulting community, but also because the firm has had connections to an ex-Russian spy.

Wickham denied to Politico that any work he did on behalf of the RNC had anything to with Russia. He also added that he’s “never had any contact with . . . Trump or Manafort or their people.”

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