Us Judge Rejects Trumps Bid To Keep Papers Secret In Capitol Riot Probe
Issued on: 10/11/2021 – 01:36
The US House of Representatives committee investigating the deadly attack on the US Capitol can access former President Donald Trumps White House records, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, in a clear win for congressional oversight powers.
US District Judge Tanya Chutkan in the District of Columbia rejected an argument by Trumps lawyers that telephone records, visitor logs and other White House documents should be hidden from the committee.
While broad, these requests, and each of the other requests made by the Committee, do not exceed the Committees legislative powers, Chutkan said in her decision.
Trump had argued that the materials requested by the House committee were covered by a legal doctrine known as executive privilege that protects the confidentiality of some White House communications.
He requested an injunction blocking the National Archives, a federal agency that holds his White House records, from complying with the committees requests for hundreds of pages of documents.
Jesse Binnall, a lawyer for Trump, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Trump quickly filed a court notice indicating he would appeal the decision.
The committee has said it needs the requested materials to understand the role Trump may have played in fomenting the riot.
Chutkan said Trump had not acknowledged the deference owed to President Joe Bidens determination that the committee could access the materials.
‘you And Your People’: Iowa Senator’s ‘compliment’ Towards Korean American Judge Ignites Stereotype Debate
A Korean American judge received a microaggressive remark during her U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.The remark: Sen. Charles E. Grassley , 88, lauded judicial nominee Lucy Kohs tenacity in the hearing but closed off his comments with what many are pointing out as stereotypical and outdated, according to the Washington Post.
What you said about your Korean background reminded me a lot of what my daughter-in-law of 45 years has said: If Ive learned anything from Korean people, its a hard work ethic. And how you can make a lot out of nothing, he said. So I congratulate you and your people.
Koh thanked the senator afterward.
She was nominated by President Biden to be a part of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Should she be confirmed, Koh would be the first Korean American woman to serve on a federal appeals court, Reuters reported.
The response: Many have flooded to Twitter to post their issue with the remark, and Asian American leaders and political reporters have spoken out against it, claiming it has stereotypical connotations that uphold the Model Minority myth.
Jim Miller: My Experience For Superior Court Judge
Guest Commentaryby Jim Miller
I am running for Superior Court Judge, seat 25. The vote for judge is county-wide. So wherever you are in San Diego County you will be able to vote for the judges. It is hard to find information about judge candidates so here is a brief run down on my qualifications and the state of our court system.
My areas of experience are as follows: Judge Pro Tem, appointed County Hearing Officer to hear appeals from County departments, trial experience as an attorney in criminal and civil law, substantial family law experience, trial experience in Federal and State Court, certified as an arbitrator by the Better Business Bureau and the San Diego County Bar Association, owner of law firm and business, an NFL agent having represented over 200 professional athletes, and designated as an expert in California and Texas courts.
Im rated as the most qualified candidate in my race through the independent organization, Judge Voter Guide and through the vetting process conducted by the San Diego Lincoln Clubs committee of attorneys and judges. My endorsements include the California Republican Party and the local County Republican Party along with multiple elected officials, attorneys, judges and community leaders.
Remember to vote on election day and you can learn more about me at: www.jimmillerforjudge.com
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Steve Bannon Indicted By Us Justice Department For Not Complying With Jan 6 Subpoena
Stephen Bannon, a prominent adviser to former U.S. president Donald Trump, has been criminally charged for defying a subpoena issued by a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
Mr. Bannon has refused to co-operate with the House of Representatives select committee seeking testimony and documents from him, citing Mr. Trumps insistence already rejected by one judge that he has a right to keep the requested material confidential under a legal doctrine called executive privilege.
Bannon, 67, was charged with one count of contempt of Congress for refusing to appear for a deposition and a second count for refusing to produce documents. Contempt of Congress is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of US$1,000, the Justice Department said.
Justice Department spokesperson Bill Miller said Mr. Bannon is expected to self-surrender on Monday in Washington and make his first court appearance in the case that afternoon.
Mr. Trump has sought to stonewall the committee, which is scrutinizing his actions relating to the deadly Capitol riot, and directed his former associates not to co-operate. The charges against Mr. Bannon may bolster the committees efforts to secure testimony and documents from other Trump associates.
Mr. Bannon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Post September 11 2001 Attacks
Miller’s ideology changed significantly in the years following the . He called the attack “the biggest tragedy in the history of this country,” and that it not only temporarily halted his comedy but made it difficult to talk. “I couldn’t put together a sentence for two weeks, much less something pithy.”
His convictions led him to become one of the few Hollywood celebrities backing George W. Bush and the war in Iraq. Miller has said that one of the defining moments, in addition to 9/11, for his move from the Democratic to the Republican Party was watching a 2004 primary debate between the nine Democrats then contending for their party’s nomination. “I haven’t seen a starting nine like that since the ’62 Mets,” he remarked.
Slate.com commentator Dennis Cass describes Miller as having changed from a “left-leaning, Dada-ist wisenheimer” to a “tell-it-like-it-is, right-wing blowhard.” The perceived change did not surprise former Saturday Night Live colleague and former Democratic Party Senator Al Franken, however: “People have said to me, ‘What happened to Dennis?’ Nothing happened to Dennis. He’s the same Dennis. He’s always had a conservative streak on certain issues.” In a different interview Franken stated, “Dennis was always sort of conservative on certain kinds of issues. I am not quite sure why he decided to become a comedian with a dog in the fight, but as a comedian with a dog in the fight I sympathize with him.”
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Kayleigh Mcenany And Stephen Miller Latest Trump Insiders To Be Subpoenaed By Jan 6 Committee
The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack just dropped another round of subpoenas, its second batch this week, as it circles closer and closer to the former president, Donald Trump.
Among the ten on Tuesdays list include former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and former Trump senior advisor, the architect of his child separation policy, Stephen Miller.
Others on Tuesdays list include Johnny McEntee, who began working for the Trump White House as a the college student, was fired over security concerns, then rehired to head the White Houses personnel office.
Also, former National Security Advisor to Vice President Mike Pence, Keith Kellog, and Kenneth Klukowski, a former attorney for the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council.
The Select Committee issued subpoenas for records and testimony to the following individuals:Nicholas Luna
Former Insider Blames Miller Allies For Sabotaging Refugee Process
Among the questions the United States has confronted in Afghanistan is why, exactly, our allies have struggled to get their visa applications processed. At issue is a group of unique Afghans who played a special role working with, for, and alongside U.S. forces, qualifying them for a special visa category.
And yet, these same special allies have faced bureaucratic struggles for quite a while, and a newly offered explanation has jolted the larger conversation. The New York Timesreported over the weekend:
A homeland security adviser to former Vice President Mike Pence accused the Trump administration of distorting the truth about Afghan refugees, writing on Twitter that the former president and Stephen Miller, his top immigration adviser, sought to prevent the refugees from entering the United States.
At issue are revelations from Olivia Troye, a lifelong Republican who served as a counterterrorism and homeland security adviser to then-Vice President Mike Pence, and who ultimately came forward to expose wrongdoing in the Trump White House.
Late last week, she did so again, publishing a social-media thread on her efforts to advocate for refugees during her tenure, only to confront a system that wouldn’t budge, even when then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis intervened.
Troye added that Miller and the former president had “watchdogs in place” in key agencies and departments, who in turn “made an already cumbersome SIV process even more challenging.”
Meet Steve Miller A Candidate In The Democratic Primary For A Seat On The New Hanover County Board Of Commissioners
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – A total of 15 candidates are seeking their partys nomination in the primary elections for three seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. Six candidates are running in the democratic primary, and nine are running in the republican primary. The top-3 finishers in each primary will advance to the 2020 General Election in November.
All of the candidates agreed to be interviewed at WECT-TV, answering the same questions on a range of issues that includes public transportation, affordable housing, opioid addiction, economic growth, environment and the future of New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Miller, 74, is retired after a career working with the Environmental Protection Agency, in consulting and in business development. Along with the future of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Miller believes rezoning is the other big issue currently facing the county.
If you would like to hear Steve Millers response to questions on specific issues, you can go to the corresponding time in the interview listed below:
00:40Why he decided to run for office in 2020
08:50Why he is best candidate in primary
10:45What he considers the most important issue in New Hanover County
13:10What is his vision for the next generation of WAVE Transit or public transportation?
Roger Stone And Alex Jones Among 5 To Receive Subpoenas From January 6 Committee
Infamous dirty trickster, political operative, and decades-long Trump ally Roger Stone, along with far right wing extremist Alex Jones are two of the latest five people subpoenaed by the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack.
CNN describes the five being subpoenaed as former President Donald Trumps allies directly involved in planning Stop the Steal rallies.
The Jan. 6 Committees statement says Roger Stone reportedly used members of the Oath Keepers as personal security guards, at least one of whom has been indicted for his involvement in the attack on the Capitol, while he was in Washington, D.C. Mr. Stone has made remarks that he was planning to lead a march to the Capitol from the Ellipse rally.
Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich, along with Dustin Stockton and Jennifer Lawrence, key players in the Stop the Steal movement after the election, were also subpoenaed.
This is a breaking news and developing story.
Judge Bruce Schroeder is refusing a request from the prosecutor in the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide case to allow the jury to consider lesser charges. Judge Schroeder has been the subject of numerous controversies, starting with his refusal to allow prosecutors to call the two men Rittenhouse shot to death victims.
In September Schroeder blocked evidence at trial showing Kyle Rittenhouses involvement in a previous fight and his alleged association with the Proud Boys,CNN had reported.
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The Dennis Miller Show
In 1992, after leaving SNL, Miller hosted an eponymous late-night talk show in syndication that lasted seven months. The show, launched in January 1992, was an attempt by syndicator Tribune Entertainment to carve out a niche in the late-night television landscape an opportunity to do so was anticipated due to Carson’s retirement from The Tonight Show that May and his replacement by Jay Leno. Miller’s show was unable to build a significant audience, however, and was cancelled in July.
Miller Opts Out Of Judge Race To Promote Party Unity
June 25, 2010 by The Catskill Chronicle
MONTICELLO, NY On June 24, at 3:15pm in the lobby of the Sullivan County Government Center in Monticello, NY, Judge Martin Miller made an announcement that he will not run in a September primary for the position of Sullivan County Court Judge and Surrogate.
Prior to this decision, Judge Miller was to run in a Democratic Primary race against Cindy Barber, who was endorsed by The Sullivan County Democratic Committee as their choice to be the candidate for County Court Judge against the Republican candidate.
Certainly I know this has been a difficult decision for Marty and I appreciate his calm consideration of this decision. I have gotten to know Marty over the past two years since I became Chairman. He is a thoughtful and honest man. He is a wonderful judge in the Town of Thompson and I will gladly support him in future elections, stated Steve Wilkinson, Chairman of the Sullivan County Democratic Committee.
Bill James, Chairman of the Town of Thompson Democratic Committee added, As Chairman of the Town of Thompson Democratic Committee, I am proud and honored to be here today for our County son, and long-time Town of Thompson Judge Marty Miller. Marty is a man of honor and integrity who has selflessly served our community as a resident, community advocate, and judicial leader, and a role model of excellence.
Guest Appearances And Commercials
Miller has appeared as a guest or guest star on various shows, including Boston Public, The Daily Show, Hannity & Colmes, NewsRadio, The O’Reilly Factor, The Norm Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, SportsCenter, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and late-night talk shows The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and WWE Raw.
Miller hosted the MTV Video Music Awards in 1995 and 1996. He was also the host of HBO’s 1996 series of election specials, Not Necessarily the Election.
In May 2017, Miller hosted a month-long series of monster movies on Turner Classic Movies. He appeared in wraparounds on the channel, discussing such films as Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Deadly Mantis.
He has appeared in various television commercials, serving as a spokesman for M& M’s candies, 10-10-220 long-distance service, Miller beer, and the Internet service provider NetZero. About these activities he has remarked: “Everybody has to sell out at some point to make a living. I’m a family man. I sold out to make an M& M commercial. They offer incredible amounts of money, and I say, ‘What can I do to sell one more piece of candy for you? Do you want me to hug the M& M?'” Miller also did a short B2B commercial for Blockbuster/IBM partnership company, New Leaf Entertainment. On February 27, 2012, Miller guest starred on Hawaii 5-0 in the episode “Lekio,” alongside guest star James Caan.
Months Of Jail For The Qanon Shaman Isnt Justice
Our justice system shouldnt be handing down especially harsh penalties to people because they are wearing ridiculous costumes.
The prison-industrial complex is a menace, conditions in our penitentiaries are horrific, and sentencing guidelines that require minimum stays for nonviolent criminals are both imprudent and inhumane.
A man who attends a Donald Trump speech on the Mall wearing facepaint, horns, and a ushanka made from wolfs fur is not an enemy of democracy. Hes a mentally unstable pawn who is being manipulated by evil and power hungry men.
If we set aside everything we knew about the events of January 6, I have to imagine the vast majority of those in the broad small-l liberal middle would generally agree with these three statements.
And yet when I combined them together to suggest that a 41 month sentence for the Qanon Shaman, Jacob Chansley, was unnecessarily harsh, I was met with jeers. Mostly from people who are upset at those who participated in the Capitol siege.
I understand that sentiment.
What happened that day was unconscionable. People need to learn that they cant live out their violent right-wing internet cosplay in the real world and get away with it.
Attempting to overthrow democracy should be met with severe punishments.
But as one of my reply guys aptly wrote, this is a case where
The court jester gets jailed but the King walks
In a just world, all of them would be facing the force of the law.
No. No. No. No. No.
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