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Rod Rosenstein looked so intimidated in front of the House Judiciary Comm.

A Century Later, a Little-Known Mass Hanging of Black Soldiers Still Haunts Us

by James Jeffrey

December 8, 2017

Sixty-three black soldiers were represented by one lawyer in the largest court martial in U.S. history, the first of three that followed the Houston riot of 1917. In total, 110 men out of 118 were found guilty, and nineteen were sentenced to death by hanging.


* This is a must read

With Omarosa's departure, these are all of Trump administration's remaining minority members

Updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 11:47 AM

Omarosa Manigault Newman’s pending White House departure means the Trump administration will soon have one fewer minority official.

The President’s cabinet is overwhelmingly stocked with white secretaries, leading to criticism that the White House isn’t an inclusive one.

One exception is Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who is the only black Cabinet member.

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is the sole Asian-American member of the cabinet, while there are at least three Indian-American high-ranking appointees. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is the son of Cuban immigrants.

Here’s the list:

HUD Secretary Ben Carson (African-American)

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao (Chinese-American)

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta (Cuban-American)

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley (Indian-American)

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai (Indian-American)

Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma (Indian-American)


Theyre going after Schumer now.

Schumer calls cops after forged sex scandal charge

Mike Allen /AXIOS 12 hrs ago

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he was the victim of a fake news hit on Tuesday, and has turned over to Capitol Police a document that purports to detail lurid sexual harassment accusations by a former staffer.

Why it matters: This was an apparent effort to dupe reporters and smear a senator — both symptoms of an amped-up news environment where harassment charges are proliferating and reporters have become targets for fraud.

The former staffer told me in a phone interview that she did not author the document, that none of the charges ring true, and that her signature was forged.
She said she had never heard of the document before Axios took it to Schumer's office for comment on Tuesday.
Matt House, Schumer's communications director, told me: "The document is a forged document and every allegation is false. We have turned it over to the Capitol Police and asked them to investigate and pursue criminal charges because it is clear the law has been broken."
House continued: "We believe the individual responsible for forging the document should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law to prevent other malicious actors from doing the same."
The backstory:

A password-protected PDF of the 13-page document was shopped to Axios and other outlets. The document, which is dated 2012 and has the file name "Schumer_Complaint," looks like a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

One of many red flags: No lawyer for the staffer is named.

The woman named in the document was a legislative staffer for Schumer from 2009 to 2012, and is now a career employee of the federal government.

The former staffer said she took the matter to Washington, D.C. police on Tuesday. She said the police told her they were unsure of their jurisdiction in the case. She said she now plans to go to Capitol Police.

She told me in a statement: "The claims in this document are completely false, my signature is forged, and even basic facts about me are wrong. I have contacted law enforcement to determine who is responsible. I parted with Senator Schumer's office on good terms and have nothing but the fondest memories of my time there."

Axios agreed to her stipulation that she not be named, because she said she is the victim of a crime.
A source close to Schumer said the document is full of errors:

"The document contains an allegation of inappropriate behavior on September 16th 2011 in Washington, but Schumer was in New York City."
"It contains an allegation of inappropriate behavior by Schumer on August 25th 2011 in Washington, but Schumer was in France."
The source tells Axios that reporters from the Washington Post, CNN, BuzzFeed, The New Yorker and ABC all inquired about the document Tuesday.
Be smart: Look for more hits like this, aimed at victimizing both reporters and public figures.


Do you think the governor of New York, (D) Andrew Cuomo ...

can beat Trump in 2020 for POTUS?


It's actually just the opposite...

Republicans in office thought if they embrace Trumpism they would win their elections, if not you would lose.However, it is just the opposite.If you embrace TrumpBannonism you will lose your election. Interesting.

Doug Jones also has a story about 4 young girls in his past....

How child molesters justify their actions

(PhysOrg.com) -- Men who sexually abuse children generally blame external factors to explain their actions and diminish their guilt. “Every reason they give is a cognitive distortion,” says Sarah Paquette, a student who investigated the issue as part of her master's thesis at the Université de Montréal School of Criminology.

To confirm the rationale often cited in the scientific literature Paquette interviewed more than twenty men convicted of sexually molesting children. Some of the men had been violent and others had not. The semi-structured interviews were conducted under the supervision of professors Franca Cortoni and Jean Proulx.
“Molesters admit to raping and know it is wrong,” says Paquette. “But they rationalize their actions to cope with the situation they find themselves in. These rationalizations are cognitive distortions that allow them to act on their impulses, and there are as many rationalizations as there are molesters.”

However, all reasons given can be grouped into six major categories.

First, the alleged impossibility to control one's urges: hormones, stress, alcohol, drugs or God are all factors deemed uncontrollable by the molester. “It's always because of something else,” says Paquette.

Second, the right to do as one pleases. Those who use this argument believe their status, as head of the family for instance, bestows upon them certain privileges that must be satisfied by others. The example of Roch “Moïse” Thériault comes to mind. “These people also believe that sexual relations with children will one day be accepted by society, like they were in ancient times,” says Paquette.

Third, some claim the act didn't harm the child in any way. Those who invoke this argument often highlight their restraint: “I touched, but there was no penetration;” “I didn't sodomize;” “She didn't bleed;” “It didn't last long,” or “she was asleep.”

Fourth, some believe adult women are either “dangerous” manipulators or out-of-reach given their beauty and purity. This belief often goes hand in hand with a very positive image of children who are non-threatening and easier to control.

Fifth, some molesters perceive children as sexual beings capable of consent. They believe children appreciate sexual contact and need it, as it is part of life's pleasures.
Finally, Paquette defined a sixth category overlooked in previous studies. This category suggests that molesters see themselves as children. They feel they have the mental age of a child and believe they are living a reciprocal love with the child.

Provided by: University of Montreal


This is new to me, and very interesting....

Russia recognizes Palestine as a state. Who knew?

In Jericho, Russian president says Moscow has not changed its position since 1988 when it 'recognized independent Palestinian state with its capital in east Jerusalem'

Elior Levy |Last update: 18.01.11 , 16:36

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday Moscow had recognized an independent Palestinian state in 1988 and was not changing that position adopted by the former Soviet Union.

But on his first visit to the Israeli-occupied West Bank as Russian head of state, Medvedev stopped short of making a ringing declaration of recognition of Palestinian statehood by the Russian Federation that he represents.

At a news conference with Medvedev in Jericho, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said: "We remember that Russia was one of the first states in the world to recognize the state of Palestine in 1988."

Medvedev responded, saying: "Russia made its choice a long time ago ...we supported and will support the inalienable right of the Palestinian people to an independent state with its capital in east Jerusalem."

The Soviet Union recognized a Palestinian state in 1988, after it was declared by the late Yasser Arafat in a move that won broad support in the Communist bloc and Third World but had little real impact on diplomatic and political realities.

Medvedev also expressed his willingness to take on a greater role in the peace process. "Everyone - the Palestinians and Israelis - will benefit from the establishment of a Palestinian state. The region will benefit all the Middle East nations will benefit. This is the goal we should aspire to," he said.

*more at link...https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4015504,00.html

Reporter asks Sanders if she has ever been sexually harassed-The Hill

BY AVERY ANAPOL - 12/11/17 03:10 PM EST

Amid an ongoing national discussion about sexual misconduct, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to answer directly when asked during Monday’s press briefing if she herself has ever been sexually harassed.

CNN’s Brian Karem asked Sanders the question during a tense briefing in which Sanders had sparred with reporters over “fake news” and discussed the sexual harassment allegations against President Trump.

“As a woman standing up there talking to us, I know your job is to relate what the president says, have you ever been sexually harassed and do you understand — and I’m not saying by the president — I’m saying ever,” Karem asked. “And secondly, do you have any empathy for those who come forward? Because it’s very difficult.”

Sanders responded that she does empathize with sexual harassment victims, but did not say whether she had personal experiences with harassment.
“I absolutely would say that I have an empathy for any individual who has been sexually harassed, and that certainly would be the policy of the White House,” she said. “I’m not here to speak about my personal experience on that front, but I’m here to relay information on behalf of the president.”

The press briefing came after several senators called for Trump to step down over the resurgence of the more than 16 accusations that he sexually harassed or assaulted women. Three of Trump’s accusers held a press conference Monday in which they called for a congressional investigation into their allegations.

The official White House position on the Trump allegations is that all of the women are lying.

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