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President Trump Flips Another Liberal Court to a Conservative Majority

On Thursday, President Donald Trump flipped another liberal court to a conservative majority.

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On Thursday, President Donald Trump flipped another liberal court to a conservative majority.

THIS is one of the biggest reasons voting for Trump was the right thing to do. It is also why never Trumpers are traitors both to conservatism and to the country itself.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals now has seven Republican appointed judges and only six Democrat ones. The seventh judge, White House attorney Steven Menashi, advanced to the court in a 51-41 vote on Thursday.

The only Republican Senator who voted against Menashi was the usually recalcitrant Susan Collins.

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Naturally, Menashi was thoroughly attacked by the Democrats.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called Menashi “contemptible.”

Liberal lion Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont also attacked Menashi.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Menashi: “Mr. Menashi is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Stanford University Law School, he’s accrued an impressive record in private practice and earned clerkships on the D.C. Circuit and with Justice [Samuel] Alito. I hope my colleagues will join me in advancing each of these nominations.”

To date, Trump has flipped both the 2nd Circuit and the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to a conservative majority.

Trump has also put more conservative judges (six now) on the once thoroughly left-wing 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, as well. Where liberals were once able to count on getting every lunatic, left-wing, idiocy past the judges of the 9th, now the court is a bit less likely to vote in favor of the worst, liberal cases.

Never Trumpers would have prevented us from having better courts.

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Trump Has Completely Revamped the 9th Circuit Court

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President Donald Trump secured the 50th appellate court appointment, with another 9th Circuit judge confirmed.

Never before has a president accomplished so much in the face of such great adversity. God bless President Trump today and throughout his second term.

Fox News:

The Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday afternoon confirmed Lawrence VanDyke to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, marking President Trump’s 50th successful appellate court appointment in just three years in office, and his second to the historically liberal 9th Circuit in as many days.

By contrast, President Barack Obama nominated a total of 55 circuit judges who were confirmed over eight years — and Obama’s nominees were, on average, approximately ten years older. The White House has dramatically transformed the 9th Circuit, a powerful court with jurisdiction over nine states and Guam that has long been a thorn in the president’s side.

Of the 30 active seats on the 9th Circuit, 10 have now been appointed by Trump, and 14 by Republican presidents. Only nine of the court’s 19 semi-retired “senior status” judges were appointed by Democrats, with 10 by Republicans. That’s a major change from early last year, when only six of the active judges on the 9th Circuit were chosen by Republicans.

“FIFTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES!” tweeted Carrie Severino, the conservative Judicial Crisis Network’s chief counsel and policy director. “Despite unrelenting Democratic obstruction and smear campaigns,” she wrote, Trump and his Senate allies “have answered the call of the American people.”

VanDyke’s confirmation, by a 51-44 vote, came just 24 hours after Patrick Bumatay, an openly gay Filipino man, was also seated on the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit. Both nominees were fiercely opposed by Democrats, including the senators from their home states — Nevada Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto for VanDyke, and California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris for Bumatay. More

President Donald Trump has been the best thing to happen to America in my entire lifetime. His judicial appointments have proven immensely transformational, and he’s just getting started. Although generally, I’m not a fan of Mitch McConnell, he deserves tremendous credit for pushing these nominees through.

While the Democrats are focusing their energies on destroying him, President Donald J. Trump continues to outplay them at every turn

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Hunter Biden’s Baby Mama Demanding To Know How Much He Was Paid By Burisma, Chinese-Connected Firm

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Hunter Biden’s baby mama Lunden Roberts has demanded he admit that he was employed by the Burisma, how much money he was paid by the Ukrainian company and that he also received money from a Chinese person or entity.

She also demands that he admit how much he was compensated on a monthly basis in new court documents obtained the Dailymail.com

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Lunden Roberts, the mother of Hunter Biden’s baby, has demanded that he admit he was employed as a board member for Burisma in the Ukraine and that he was compensated on a monthly basis in new court documents obtained exclusively by Dailymail.com.

The amount of money that Roberts asks Biden confirm is redacted in the seven-page document filed today, but it has been widely reported that the vice president’s son was earning $83,000 a month for his role at the Ukrainian energy company.

Roberts has also asked that Biden admit that he ‘or an entity owned, controlled or under your direction or supervision’ received money from a Chinese person or entity for foreign and domestic investment purposes.

The document contains 47 requests for admission by Biden, most of which are redacted in some way, including six related to his income taxes for the years from 2013 to 2018.

In other documents,obtained by DailyMail.com, Biden has objected to paying for his baby mama’s legal bill. More

I’m really surprised Hunter Biden didn’t just pay her off before the story broke. It just highlights his greed, stupidity and his total lack of a moral compass.

A decent person would have done it because it was the right thing to do. An immoral person with any intelligence would have done it because it was the cheapest way to deal with the problem. It takes a special kind of greedy to end up in this situation.

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U.S. Supreme Court Blocks House from Forcing Trump to Release Tax Returns

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked House Democrats from sending a subpoena forcing President Donald Trump’s accounting firm to turn over his tax returns.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked House Democrats from sending a subpoena forcing President Donald Trump’s accounting firm to turn over his tax returns.

Late on Monday, the nation’s highest court told the House of Representatives that its subpoena would remain on hold until the President’s legal team could file its appeal and the court acts on the case., according to NBC News.

The SCOTUS also gave the President’s lawyers until December 5 to file their formal appeal of the House demands for the tax documents. The subpoena will also remain blocked if the SCOTUS takes the case.

As NBC noted:

The Democratic majority on the House Oversight Committee issued the subpoena in April, ordering the accounting firm Mazars USA to turn over Trump-related financial documents covering 2011 through 2018. The committee said it acted after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen testified that “Mr. Trump inflated his total assets when it served his purposes and deflated his assets to reduce his real estate taxes.”

The Trump team immediately applied to the lower courts to have the subpoena blocked, but the liberal courts refused to do so. Thus, the case was taken to the Supreme Court.

Trump’s lawyers say that the House of Representatives has no right to demand anyone’s tax returns, and especially a president’s. And they cite the separation of powers as a basis for the opinion.

The Democrat lawyers, though, claim that demanding tax returns does not impinge on any presidential duties, so the separation of powers clause in the U.S. Constitution does not have any effect on the subpoena.

The President, though, rightly notes that the demand for his tax returns is only a fishing expedition and yet another way to attack him.

The subpoena will be blocked at least until the SCOTUS fully considers its part in this case.

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President Trump Flips A Third Liberal Appeals Court to a Right-Leaning Majority

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump flipped yet another liberal court to a right-leaning majority.

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump flipped yet another liberal court to a right-leaning majority.

THIS is one of the biggest reasons voting for Trump was the right thing to do. It is also why never Trumpers are traitors both to conservatism and to the country itself.

With the confirmation of Judge Robert J. Luck in an easy 64 to 31 vote, the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals no longer has a strict left-wing majority. This marks the third court Trump has pushed away from a liberal lock.

Barbara Lagoa is also expected to be confirmed to the 11th Circuit soon which will push the court even farther right.

The elimination of a reliable left-wing court will be a boon for the Republicans in this Florida-area court that often sees (and is now hearing) cases on election law.

This is the third time Trump has had the opportunity to change the makeup of an important bench.

For his second such flip, last week, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals flipped to seven Republican appointed judges and only six Democrat ones. The seventh judge, White House attorney Steven Menashi, advanced to the court in a 51-41 vote on Nov. 14.

The only Republican Senator who voted against Menashi was the usually recalcitrant Susan Collins.

Naturally, Menashi was thoroughly attacked by the Democrats.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called Menashi “contemptible.”

Liberal lion Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont also attacked Menashi.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Menashi: “Mr. Menashi is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Stanford University Law School, he’s accrued an impressive record in private practice and earned clerkships on the D.C. Circuit and with Justice [Samuel] Alito. I hope my colleagues will join me in advancing each of these nominations.”

To date, Trump has flipped both the 2nd Circuit and the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to a conservative majority.

Trump has also put more conservative judges (six now) on the once thoroughly left-wing 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, as well. Where liberals were once able to count on getting every lunatic, left-wing, idiocy past the judges of the 9th, now the court is a bit less likely to vote in favor of the worst, liberal cases.

Never Trumpers would have prevented us from having better courts.

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Roger Stone Found Guilty On All Counts in Connection with Mueller Investigation

Former Donald Trump operative Roger Stone has been found guilty on all counts by a jury deliberating in his trial on Friday.

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Former Donald Trump operative Roger Stone has been found guilty on all counts by a jury deliberating in his trial on Friday.

Stone was brought up on charges of bribery, witness tampering, making false statements to Congress, and several other charges stemming from Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

“Stone was accused of providing false statements to the House Intelligence Committee about communications having to do with WikiLeaks, obstructing a congressional investigation of Russian election interference by falsely denying that he had evidence to turn over, and witness tampering,” Fox News reported.

Federal prosecutors charged that Stone intentionally lied about his use of others to find out if WikiLeaks had any information about the release of the stolen Democrat Party emails during the 2016 election cycle. Prosecutors said he hid the truth to protect the Trump campaign.

Stone’s legal team, though, argued that there were no such intermediaries because the people he was talking to — such as Radio host Randy Credico and author Jerome Corsi– never actually spoke to anyone at WikiLeaks.

The defense team also argued that Stone had no inside information and was never in contact with WikiLeaks.

But witnesses told the jury that members of the Trump campaign were eager to get any information about the stolen Democrat Party emails and thought Stone was an “access point” to get that info.

Stone was also accused of witness tampering and for attempting to intimidate a witness (Randy Credico). Stone was accused of threatening Credico and his dog with a veiled threat o violence.

The defense dismissed these claims and said that Stone had a sarcastic relationship with Credico. Stone’s lawyers also said that Credico lied about having some relationship or inside info from WikiLeaks.

It is important to note that these charges are all process crimes that occurred DURING the investigation. In other words, Stone committed no crimes before the investigation began, and what he was convicted on had no connection at all to Trump, Russia, or the 2016 election.

Again, there are no “Russia” connections in Stone’s trial at all.

President Trump slammed the conviction and asked why all the others who lied repeatedly to the FBI and to Congress weren’t convicted of anything.

“So they now convict Roger Stone of lying and want to jail him for many years to come,” Trump tweeted minutes after Stone’s conviction was reported. “Well, what about Crooked Hillary, Comey, Strzok, Page, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, Shifty Schiff, Ohr & Nellie, Steele & all of the others, including even Mueller himself? Didn’t they lie?”

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘Indisposed Due to Illness,’ Misses Arguments

Aged and infirm U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday due to illness, reports say.

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Aged and infirm U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday due to illness, reports say.

Ginsburg, at 86, the oldest member of the court, was reportedly “indisposed due to illness,” Chief Justice John Roberts said at the start of Wednesday’s proceedings.

The chief justice added that Ginsburg planned to read all the deliberations later to keep up on the court’s business.

Ginsburg, the court’s leading leftist, has been sick repeatedly in the last dozen years and also suffered several cancer scares going back to the 1990s.

Liberals have been fearful of her retiring or passing away as it would give the president a third opportunity to put someone on the highest court in the land.

The court is already split with five conservative-leaning justices and four clear liberals. But Democrats fear that Trump will be able to tip the balance 6 to 3 if he gets another shot at seating a justice.

Ginsburg completed radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer in August and was pronounced cancer free. She also underwent surgery in 2018 to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung. The justice was also treated for colon cancer as far back as the late 1990s.

The aged justice was on the bench Tuesday to hear the administration’s case to put an end to Barack Obama’s DACA coddling of illegal aliens.

Ginsburg advanced to the Supreme Court in 1993 when President Bill Clinton appointed her to the high court.

She has vowed to remain on the job until she is at least 90 years old. If she lives that long.

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Witness for Prosecution in Roger Stone Trial Makes Mockery of Court

A witness for the government testifying in Roger Stone’s case made a mockery of the court, Tuesday.

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A witness for the government testifying in Roger Stone’s case made a mockery of the court by repeatedly rambling and even trying to do funny impressions from the witness box.

District Judge Amy Berman Jackson reportedly even called a side bar with government prosecutors and demanded that they get their witness in line.

Jackson spoke to lead government attorney Aaron Zelinsky and Stone lawyer Robert Bushchel after the antics of witness Randy Credico lit up the courtroom on Tuesday.

Credico was what Jackson called a “difficult” witness, the Daily Caller reported.

According to a court transcript obtained by the Daily Caller, the judge repeatedly warned Credico to stop with his disruptive behavior which even included his attempts to do celebrity impressions from the stand.

After Bushchel apologized for Credico’s behavior, the lawyer told Judge Jackson, “I’m doing the best I can.”

“Believe me, I think everybody is doing the best under difficult circumstances,” the judge replied according to the transcript.

The exasperated judge even apologized for coming down so hard on prosecutors.

“I’m trying to facilitate what you’re doing, and focusing in ways that maybe are less threatening to him so that he can actually answer the question,” Jackson insisted.

The jury was not able to hear the exchange as it was carried out close to the bench. However, they did get to hear the “difficult” witness knock down some of the prosecution’s key accusations against Stone.

One of the government’s accusations is that Stone threatened Credico by saying he (Stone) would kidnap and maybe even harm Credico’s dog. But with his “difficult” testimony on Tuesday, Credico denied his earlier claims that Stone threatened him.

“I don’t think he was going to steal my dog. I think he was pretty riled up at that time,” Credico acknowledged during cross-examination from Bushchel, the Stone lawyer.

“I know he wouldn’t have ever touched that dog. It was hyperbole by him.”

“Does he love my dog? I think he loves all dogs. I don’t think he would steal a dog, no,” Credico added.

This testimony totally undercut the governments accusation that Stone threatened Credico’s dog and thereby threatened Credico.

No wonder the government felt Credico was “difficult.”

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