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Did Trump reverse an Obama order last month because he knew there would be a Sessions-Russia investi

On Feb. 9, the same day current Attorney General Jeff Sessions was sworn into office, Donald Trump quietly signed an executive order that effectively changed the line of succession within the Department of Justice, laying out who will succeed Sessions in the event he dies, resigns or otherwise becomes incapacitated.

Trump’s order was a reversal of one signed a month prior by then-president Barack Obama. A week before leaving office, Obama authorized Executive Order 13762, “Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice.” That order inexplicably removed Obama appointee Dana Boente, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, from the DOJ line of succession. As USA Today reports, at the time Obama offered no justification for why he removed an attorney he appointed from the order of succession within the DOJ.

Fast-forward to Jan. 30, less than two weeks after Trump took office, when the president dramatically fired Obama holdover Sally Yates as Acting Attorney General after she refused to defend Trump’s controversial (and ultimately futile) immigration ban. As Sessions had yet to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Trump was able to elevate whomever he pleased to take Yates’ place.

If Boente’s name sounds familiar, that’s not surprising. In the wake of Yates’ ouster, Trump asked Boente to serve as Acting AG. The Virginia attorney was officially named Acting Attorney General on Feb. 9, the same day Sessions was sworn into office—and the same day Trump signed the executive order reversing Obama’s line of succession.

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:56 PM (11 replies)

Bill Palmer posted Trump and Sessions met with Kislyak

I know some of you are not crazy about Palmer, but he has been right on lately.

Now that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has turned out to be the dam that broke in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal, new details are arising by the hour. Sessions now admits he met with with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the Republican National Convention and again on September 8th. But now turns out both Trump and Sessions met the Russian Ambassador at Trump’s first ever foreign policy speech back in April of 2016 – because they invited him there.

Russian Ambassador Kislyak was an invited special guest at Donald Trump’s initial foreign policy speech nearly eleven months ago. During that speech, Trump made a point of spelling out his foreign policy of going soft on Russia for no particular reason. Before the speech, Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions are known to have met with Kislyak backstage for a reception, though it’s not known what might have been discussed between them. This establishes two key new aspects of the Trump-Russia scandal.

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:41 PM (0 replies)

Your Racist Asses Are Going To Jail Mike Malloy Show

Justice has been served in Atlanta after a group of racist white men and women were caught on video terrorizing a family of African Americans. Radio talk show host Mike Malloy talks about this.

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Mar 1, 2017, 01:38 PM (0 replies)

I think Maxine Waters is right - it's all about the oil

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Feb 22, 2017, 02:44 AM (7 replies)

Albuquerque had a Vigil tonight to protest ICE being in town - ACLU says ICE ROADBLOCKS ARE ILLEGAL

a post from a very activist Albuquerque friend tonight: " Albuquerque has a lot of beautiful people who will not stand for the division of people into documented vs: undocumented. I learned these things tonight: It is ILLEGAL for ICE to have check points. If you witness this HERE OR ANYWHERE, call your local ACLU. They are looking to prosecute ICE for ILLEGAL CHECKPOINTS. The grabbing is happening. It is happening in homes, on the street, at jobs and courthouses. Lawyers are working hard to protect people. SCHOOLS (at least APS) are SAFE ZONES. Children are safe AT SCHOOL. Please call your City Councilor before Wednesday or come to the City Council meeting on Wed. Feb 22, 5PM to support the renewal of ABQ as a sanctuary city. We are on the RIGHT SIDE of history in this struggle. If we do not stand together, we will all fall. Love your brothers and sisters. WE are strong together and will not fail. " ...
Posted by womanofthehills | Sat Feb 18, 2017, 12:25 AM (4 replies)

Friends in Albuquerque just posted ICE has roadblocks in South Valley Albuquerque

and 98the street. This is so sick.

"A friend's US citizen mother - 85 years old had ICE come to her door and demand her papers. Her mother has been naturalized for over 30 years. This happened in Albuquerque this week."
Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:42 PM (12 replies)

Palmer talks about the wording of Flynn's resignation letter - what do you guys think?

Flynn’s resignation letter is seven paragraphs long, but here’s the relevant passage: “Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology.” In other words, Flynn lied to Mike Pence and he’s now trying to pretend that he somehow didn’t have ‘complete information’ regarding his own phone conversations. But the key here is what Flynn has omitted.

Real News. Fake President.

Nowhere in the above passage did Michael Flynn say that he misinformed or misled Donald Trump with regard to his phone calls to the Russian Ambassador. If Trump had been unaware of Flynn’s phone calls at the time they were taking place, Trump would surely have been asking Flynn questions about the matter when it came to light. And in this scenario, Flynn would have misled Trump just the same as he misled Pence – and Flynn would now be apologizing to Trump as well as Pence.

But Flynn makes no mention of having misled Trump on this at all – which suggests that Trump never asked Flynn about it. And there would only have been one logical reason for Trump to have not bothered asking Flynn about this revelation: Trump already knew about the Russian collusion, because Trump told Flynn to make the phone calls. Flynn’s resignation letter essentially acknowledges that Trump knew about Flynn’s criminal antics all along. It was a huge mistake for the White House to allow this resignation letter to go out tonight with this wording.

Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:47 AM (8 replies)

"Was that Sean Spicer or Melissa McCarthy in the White House briefing room today?"

"Melissa McCarthy, the nation turns its lonely eyes to you to come back to Saturday Night Live this weekend and every weekend forever."

John Aravosis Verified account

Sean Spicer literally becomes @melissamccarthy during today's White House briefing.

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Feb 9, 2017, 09:20 PM (2 replies)

Here is the greatest defense of President Bannon. Ever. (Fun new game on Fox News)

On Sunday, USA Today ran an editorial arguing that “Both Steve Bannon and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi share similar world views. Both harbor apocalyptic visions of a clash of civilizations between Islam and the West.” It took Tucker Carlson a couple days, but on Wednesday evening he came up with the definitive response:

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Feb 9, 2017, 09:07 PM (0 replies)

General Strike Against Trump - Feb 17 - Facebook & Webpage Links



How To Participate

We encourage all who are able to demonstrate their resistance in any of the following ways.

Do not work (if possible). Post your support on social media.
Do not purchase anything.
“#BreakLunch” Use your lunch break to disrupt and participate:
Use social media to show how you #BreakLunch. Tweet, FB, Instagram, and Snapchat messages that support democracy. Include hashtags #BreakLunch, #GeneralStrike, #F17
Donate your lunch money that day to cause you believe in. Post about it and use those same hashtags.
Get creative and show the world how you #BreakLunch
Reach out to your representatives in Washington DC or your state and tell them why you are “striking” today, and post about it using strike related hash tags.
Join with other like-minded folks and occupy public space with positive messages of resistance and solidarity on our events page.
Get creative, always be nonviolent, and consider fun ways of showing dissent.
Participate in the National Day of Community Serviceto coincide with the General Strike on February 17. We hope this will allow folks who cannot ‘strike’ to take advantage of their employer’s commitment to Community Service and Community Service Leave request systems. We will announce more details and how to participate once we have confirmed commitment from institutions with whom we are currently negotiating.
Make your feelings known at any of a series of First Amendment Open-Mic gatherings. Again, more details and participating venues to follow.
If you are a teacher or student, please consider participating in the National Teach-In on Democracy set to take place February 17. Keep your students engaged.
This is not a National Day-Off; we’ve got work to do!! Get out and get busy!!! Be Peaceful! Have fun!

Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Feb 3, 2017, 01:09 AM (2 replies)
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