In the week after news broke of the Department of Justice’s criminal investigation of former President Donald Trump’s role in the January 6 riot, the top five national newspapers quickly moved on from news: Only 3 newspapers put the story on their front pages, and only The New York Times followed up with another front-page story a couple of days later. This coverage is in stark contrast to the 46 front-page stories these papers printed over a 7-day period in 2016 about the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server — a far less serious story.Top national newspapers quickly drop front-page story of DOJ probe into Trump’s January 6 role | Media Matters for America
There is a prima facie case to charge former Labor Party MP, and current Ambassador to Ireland, Gary Gray with criminal offences for his role in the bugging of the East Timor (now Timor-Leste) government which started in 2004 and conspiring to have whistleblowers Witness K and Bernard Collaery falsely charged.
Scott Morrison appointed Gary Gray as Ambassador to Ireland in June 2020 to cover up the East Timor bugging scandal to protect Liberal Party cronies such as Alexander Downer and possibly former Prime Minister John Howard.
Fox News in 2016 declared “America Cared about Hilary’s emails” in 2022 they are saying “Nobody Cared about Hilary or now Trump ”
The Republicans stand to benefit twice from their persecution of Hillary Clinton. They reaped the political benefits of a frivolous investigation in 2016. What’s more, that investigation was so obviously frivolous and malicious that it has discredited the whole idea of prosecuting high-ranking elected officials for misusing classified information. Trump might actually get away with stealing classified information because Republicans have made this kind of investigation synonymous with a political witch hunt. The laws against mishandling classified information have teeth for a reason. If laws governing the handling of classified information become a dead letter, the Republicans will have struck another grave blow against the rule of law.
“Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.” Apparently, there are multiple great crimes behind the Trump fortune, stretching all the way back to his stealing most of his initial wealth from other members of his family, as his niece Mary Trump is alleging in a lawsuit.
The most rampant era of welfare rorting in Australia’s history draws to a close at the end of the month when the JobKeeper scheme ends. Luke Stacey and Michael West investigate some of the big grifters and how they pulled it off … while we await a response from Business Council of Australia.
Compare Pink Bats with Aged Care, Education, Child Care, JobKeeper, NBN, Corporate Wage Theft, Grants for Votes and Rorts like water rights then ask whose policies enabled the greatest harm and cost to Australia. Who increased the income and wealth gaps and assisted the biggest crimes ever documented to happen without policing or consequences that resulted in the destruction of the health and deaths of its citizens? Pink Bats was a mistake the LNP’s 8 years has been criminal intent. (ODT)The Big Grift: How the Top End of Town rorted Jobkeeper – Michael West
Former presidents normally don’t go to jail, but few have committed so many obvious crimes unrelated to their duties in office.How Donald Trump Is Vulnerable to Prosecution
Toxic emissions from burning coal can cause serious health damage to not only the environment but to all humans, including the unborn, writes David Ritter.Coal burning causes capital crimes against humanity and nature
“I have received information from multiple U.S. Government officials that the Pre-sident of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election. … The President’ s personal lawyer, Mr. Rudolph Giuliani, is a central figure in this effort. Attorney General Barr appears to be involved as well.”“I am also concerned that these actions pose risks to U.S. national security and undermine the U.S. Government’s efforts to deter and counter foreign interference in U.S. elections.”“[S]enior White House officials had intervened to ‘lock down’ all records of the phone call, especially the official word-for-word transcript of the call… the trans-cript was loaded into a separate electronic system… used to store and handle clas-sified information of an especially sensitive nature.” “One White House official described this act as an abuse of this electronic systembecause the call did not contain anything remotely sensitive from a national security perspective.”#
OXYMORON = Israeli Empathy
Just outside the Palestinian town of Eizariya in the occupied West Bank, on the side of a busy highway, sits a set of small trash-strewn plots. Bent remnants of metal pipes protrude from piles of crumpled cans and broken bottles. Shredded plastic bags flap in the wind as cars rush by. Garbage trucks unload their toxic cargo at the Abu Dis dump just 500 meters away. The smell of burning rubbish makes the air sharp.
This area is known as Jahalin West, where the Israeli government plans to forcibly transfer the 181 residents of Khan al-Ahmar, a Palestinian Bedouin hamlet facing imminent demolition.
Leading “defense analyst” Amos Harel is a stooge to an apartheid state.