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#1 Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations by Cincinnatus 07.12.2017 14:25

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken announced Thursday he will resign from Congress in the coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and the collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising Democratic star.

"I may be resigning my seat, but I am not giving up my voice," Franken said in the otherwise-hushed Senate chamber.



http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/f...kt5R&ocid=ientp

His resignation has been rumored for days. One theory has it that the Democrats, who after all aren't paragons of morality, threw Franken to the wolves so they could have a club to beat the Republicans with when Judge Moore takes his Senatorial seat.

#2 RE: Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations by Cincinnatus 07.12.2017 14:56

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On second thought perhaps Judge Moore will not be the target of the suddenly morally awoken Democrats.

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Sanders: Trump should think about resigning over sexual misconduct allegations


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/s...5a8k&ocid=ientp

#3 RE: Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations by algernonpj 07.12.2017 18:09

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #2
On second thought perhaps Judge Moore will not be the target of the suddenly morally awoken Democrats.

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Sanders: Trump should think about resigning over sexual misconduct allegations

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/s...5a8k&ocid=ientp



What I'm wondering about is why the democrats, the msm and the entertainment media have suddenly morally wakened and kicked some of their comrades to the curb.

What's the ultimate end game or who's the ultimate target or is it all just more kabuki theater?

#4 RE: Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations by Longiron 08.12.2017 11:52

Fish Lips resigned, BIG WHOOP! Now he moves on and will continue to do the same thing BUT not in the Public Eye???? Where are the charges and PROSECUTION? If that was you or I we would be lawyering up and facing charges. The politician RESIGNS and all is forgiven??? WTF! All this talk about the TRUMP dossier is all BS. No PROSECUTIONS will result and at best someone gets fired or demoted???? and all is forgiven??? Why all the scum bag politicians get a pass no matter what happen other than TALK. BS and tired of it.

#5 RE: Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations by algernonpj 08.12.2017 13:06

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Quote: Longiron wrote in post #4
Fish Lips resigned, BIG WHOOP! Now he moves on and will continue to do the same thing BUT not in the Public Eye???? Where are the charges and PROSECUTION? If that was you or I we would be lawyering up and facing charges. The politician RESIGNS and all is forgiven??? WTF! All this talk about the TRUMP dossier is all BS. No PROSECUTIONS will result and at best someone gets fired or demoted???? and all is forgiven??? Why all the scum bag politicians get a pass no matter what happen other than TALK. BS and tired of it.


You might enjoy Illana Mercer's essay about the perversion of the law:

Flynn's sin was lying to liars, not colluding with Russia

#6 RE: Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations by Cincinnatus 10.12.2017 16:10

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The end game?

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual harassment scandals that has driven out some members of Congress.

Sen. Al Franken “felt it proper for him to resign,” Sanders said in an interview with NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning, referring to the Democrat from Minnesota. “Here you have a president who has been accused by many women of assault, who says on a tape that he assaulted women. He might want to think about doing the same.”

Sanders's comment, which built on a tweet he'd sent last week, came after Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley (Ore.) and Cory Booker (N.J.) suggested that the "#MeToo moment” should prompt another look at the women who accused Trump of sexual harassment during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“The president should resign because he certainly has a track record with more than 17 women of horrific conduct,” Merkley said last week in an interview for the weekday version of “Meet the Press.”

On Saturday, during his campaign swing as part of Alabama's U.S. Senate race, Booker told Vice News that the standard that brought down Franken should be applied to the president.



http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/i...kt5R&ocid=ientp

Is this why Franken and Conyers were sacrificed?

#7 RE: Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations by algernonpj 10.12.2017 17:56

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #6
The end game?

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual harassment scandals that has driven out some members of Congress.

Sen. Al Franken “felt it proper for him to resign,” Sanders said in an interview with NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning, referring to the Democrat from Minnesota. “Here you have a president who has been accused by many women of assault, who says on a tape that he assaulted women. He might want to think about doing the same.”

Sanders's comment, which built on a tweet he'd sent last week, came after Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley (Ore.) and Cory Booker (N.J.) suggested that the "#MeToo moment” should prompt another look at the women who accused Trump of sexual harassment during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“The president should resign because he certainly has a track record with more than 17 women of horrific conduct,” Merkley said last week in an interview for the weekday version of “Meet the Press.”

On Saturday, during his campaign swing as part of Alabama's U.S. Senate race, Booker told Vice News that the standard that brought down Franken should be applied to the president.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/i...kt5R&ocid=ientp

Is this why Franken and Conyers were sacrificed?



Could be ... and if so they will be well rewarded.

#8 RE: Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations by ThirstyMan 10.12.2017 22:40

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Quote: algernonpj wrote in post #7
Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #6
The end game?

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual harassment scandals that has driven out some members of Congress.

Sen. Al Franken “felt it proper for him to resign,” Sanders said in an interview with NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning, referring to the Democrat from Minnesota. “Here you have a president who has been accused by many women of assault, who says on a tape that he assaulted women. He might want to think about doing the same.”

Sanders's comment, which built on a tweet he'd sent last week, came after Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley (Ore.) and Cory Booker (N.J.) suggested that the "#MeToo moment” should prompt another look at the women who accused Trump of sexual harassment during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“The president should resign because he certainly has a track record with more than 17 women of horrific conduct,” Merkley said last week in an interview for the weekday version of “Meet the Press.”

On Saturday, during his campaign swing as part of Alabama's U.S. Senate race, Booker told Vice News that the standard that brought down Franken should be applied to the president.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/i...kt5R&ocid=ientp

Is this why Franken and Conyers were sacrificed?


Could be ... and if so they will be well rewarded.



Dr Drew said as a guest on the Greg Gutfeld show that Franken's pseudo apology showed shades of Asperger's Syndrome. He showed no awareness, remorse or guilt for his actions. I had to ask after he called out the irony of his own resignation while Trump and Moore are staying, "Why are you leaving office then?"

It was clear he personally did not feel he should resign. Don't let the door hit you on the way out you Swamp Creature!

#9 RE: Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations by truthkeeper 11.12.2017 10:57

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Franken is not resigning.

You heard it here first.

#10 RE: Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations by algernonpj 11.12.2017 11:09

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Quote: truthkeeper wrote in post #9
Franken is not resigning.

You heard it here first.

When I read that Franken would resign ' in a few weeks', I began to wonder if he was putting off the actual resignation until the accusations were forgotten and some new scandal hogged the headlines and virtue signaling.

#11 RE: Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations by algernonpj 11.12.2017 13:02

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #6
The end game?

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual harassment scandals that has driven out some members of Congress.

Sen. Al Franken “felt it proper for him to resign,” Sanders said in an interview with NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning, referring to the Democrat from Minnesota. “Here you have a president who has been accused by many women of assault, who says on a tape that he assaulted women. He might want to think about doing the same.”

Sanders's comment, which built on a tweet he'd sent last week, came after Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley (Ore.) and Cory Booker (N.J.) suggested that the "#MeToo moment” should prompt another look at the women who accused Trump of sexual harassment during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“The president should resign because he certainly has a track record with more than 17 women of horrific conduct,” Merkley said last week in an interview for the weekday version of “Meet the Press.”

On Saturday, during his campaign swing as part of Alabama's U.S. Senate race, Booker told Vice News that the standard that brought down Franken should be applied to the president.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/i...kt5R&ocid=ientp

Is this why Franken and Conyers were sacrificed?



You Called It


Trump Sexual Harassment Accusers Unite for Press Conference, Interview with Megyn
by Breitbart News
11 Dec 2017

Women who have accused President Trump of sexual harassment will hold a press conference to demand a Congressional investigation, according to CBS news.

The press conference will be held by Brave New Films, a documentary company. Beforehand, three of the women will also appear on Megyn Kelly Today.

The president denied all of the women’s accusations during the 2016 presidential campaign and the White House has stood by those denials.

Megyn Kelly plans to interview three women accusers; Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Cooks.

Holvey, who competed in the Trump led beauty pageant said that Trump “personally inspected each woman” prior to the pageant.

Leeds accused Trump of groping her breasts and trying to put his hand up her skirt over 30 years ago.

Crooks accused Trump of forcibly kissing her outside of an elevator.

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http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/...nterview-megyn/

#12 RE: Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations by Cincinnatus 11.12.2017 16:28

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As the country grapples with a national reckoning over sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men from Hollywood to Capitol Hill, three women who accused the most high-profile man in the country again questioned Monday why their claims did nothing to stop him from winning the presidency.

It was “heartbreaking” for women to go public with their claims against President Trump last year, only to see him ascend to the Oval Office, said Samantha Holvey, a former Miss USA contestant who in October 2016 said Trump inappropriately inspected pageant participants

“I put myself out there for the entire world, and nobody cared,” Holvey said on NBC's “Megyn Kelly Today” show, appearing for an hour alongside Jessica Leeds, a New York woman who said Trump groped her on a plane, and Rachel Crooks, who said Trump kissed her on the lips after she introduced herself to him at Trump Tower.

The women also called for Congress to investigate the allegations against Trump, highlighting the dramatic shift happening nationwide in response to charges of sexual misconduct. Claims have erupted across industry after industry, against lawmakers and movie stars alike, while the country has shown a sudden, newfound willingness to take such accusations seriously.

Trump has denied all of the allegations against him, which were made public after The Washington Post published an “Access Hollywood” recording of Trump boasting about grabbing women by the genitals in October 2016. The White House's position is that Trump's accusers are lying and that the issue was settled when he was elected president after the stories emerged

“These false claims, totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts, were addressed at length during last year’s campaign, and the American people voiced their judgment by delivering a decisive victory,” the White House said in a statement Monday. “The timing and absurdity of these false claims speaks volumes, and the publicity tour that has begun only further confirms the political motives behind them.”



http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/t...kt5R&ocid=ientp

#13 RE: Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations by truthkeeper 11.12.2017 16:55

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Here you go:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kir...4b0461754327123

#14 RE: Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations by algernonpj 11.12.2017 17:15

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Quote: truthkeeper wrote in post #13
Here you go:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kir...4b0461754327123


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“Not only should women be heard, they should be believed. When you have these allegations coming forward, they should be investigated, just like you’d investigate any other allegation of fraud or any other crime committed.”



Funny how this didn't apply when women accused Bill Clinton.

#15 RE: Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations by ThirstyMan 11.12.2017 18:13

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Quote: algernonpj wrote in post #14
Quote: truthkeeper wrote in post #13
Here you go:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kir...4b0461754327123


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“Not only should women be heard, they should be believed. When you have these allegations coming forward, they should be investigated, just like you’d investigate any other allegation of fraud or any other crime committed.”


Funny how this didn't apply when women accused Bill Clinton.



The accusations against Clinton were never given serious coverage by the partisan press. The Republicans have to learn the rules of the game if they want to play to win. Trump knows how to win. The R's don't know anything about it. The R's show us how to splinter and lose.

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