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Dem Who Was Impeached for Taking Bribes As Federal Judge Sets Rules For Trump Impeachment

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John Salvatore

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Some of you may know the story of Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL), but there’s a decent chance that most don’t. Before being elected as a Congressman, Hastings was a federal judge.

Alcee accepted a bribe. He was subsequently impeached and removed from office. It begs the question, how in the world did the public trust this man enough to then elect him to public office? Craziness.

In 1998, Hastings voted against impeaching President Bill Clinton. Go figure. Now, Dems have tasked Alcee with basically setting the rules for the impeachment of President Trump.

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You can’t make this stuff up.

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Here’s something you don’t see every day: Alcee Hastings, a former federal judge impeached and removed from the bench for taking bribes, participating in a House hearing that sets the rules for an impeachment. (Yes, Florida man strikes again…)

Here’s the historical document, from the Senate:

In 1981, a federal grand jury indicted Judge Alcee L. Hastings, appointed to the federal district court in 1979, along with his friend William A. Borders, a Washington, D.C. lawyer. Hastings was charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice for soliciting a $150,000 bribe in return for reducing the sentences of two mob-connected felons convicted in Hastings’ court. A year after Borders was convicted of conspiracy, the result of an FBI sting effort, Hastings’s case came before the criminal court. Despite Borders’ conviction, and the fact that Hastings had indeed reduced the sentences of the two felons, he was acquitted in a criminal court in 1983 and returned to his judicial post.

Subsequently, suspicions arose that Hastings had lied and falsified evidence during the trial in order to obtain an acquittal. A special committee of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals began a new probe into the Hastings case. The resulting three-year investigation ended with the panel concluding that Hastings did indeed commit perjury, tamper with evidence, and conspire to gain financially by accepting bribes. The panel recommended further action to the U.S. Judicial Conference, which, in turn, informed the House of Representatives on March 17, 1987, that Judge Alcee Hastings should be impeached and removed from office.

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The trial committee presented its report on October 2, 1989. Sixteen days later, the trial began in the U.S. Senate, with prosecution and defense given two hours to summarize their cases. The Senate deliberated in closed session on October 19, 1989. The following day, the Senate voted on 11 of the 17 articles of impeachment, convicting Hastings, by the necessary two-thirds vote, on 8 articles (1-5, 7-9). On two articles (6, 17) the vote fell short of the required majority to convict. On article 11, the Senate voted 95 not guilty to 0 guilty. Having achieved the necessary majority vote to convict on 8 articles, the Senate’s president pro tempore (Robert C. Byrd) ordered Hastings removed from office. The Senate did not vote to disqualify him from holding future office.

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There’s a whole heck of a lot to unpack regarding the death of Minnesota man George Floyd and former police officer Derek Chauvin. Let’s just get right to the latest news. From Daily Wire: On Friday, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner issued a report saying a preliminary autopsy showed no evidence that George Floyd died of strangulation and traumatic asphyxia. Floyd’s arrest was captured on video and went viral earlier this week. During the incident, at least one officer is seen kneeling on the 46-year-old’s neck while Floyd repeatedly tells him he can’t breath. Floyd died soon following the arrest. LOOK: https://twitter.com/lookner/status/1266460328541523968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266460328541523968&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fbreaking-autopsy-report-says-no-signs-of-traumatic-asphyxia-in-george-floyd-death%2F Violent rioters or protesters (or whatever the PC word is these days) are doing some pretty awful stuff all over the country, in major cities such as Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington DC. Violent rioters reportedly stormed a police precinct in New York City on Friday and lit law enforcement vehicles on fire. LOOK: https://twitter.com/JasonLemon/status/1266541556024184834?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266541556024184834&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbreaking-rioters-overrun-police-precinct-in-new-york-city-another-under-siege https://twitter.com/JamesAGagliano/status/1266547580663709696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266547580663709696&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbreaking-rioters-overrun-police-precinct-in-new-york-city-another-under-siege https://twitter.com/spccohen/status/1266556722983903243?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266556722983903243&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbreaking-rioters-overrun-police-precinct-in-new-york-city-another-under-siege https://twitter.com/AaronKatersky/status/1266561809697341441?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266561809697341441&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbreaking-rioters-overrun-police-precinct-in-new-york-city-another-under-siege Some how, rioters breached the Treasury Department! Rioters in Washington, D.C., reportedly breached the U.S. Treasury Department and have caused some damage to the building. https://twitter.com/finnygo/status/1266555097422663681?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266555097422663681&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbreaking-rioters-overrun-police-precinct-in-new-york-city-another-under-siege Check this out… https://twitter.com/Surabees/status/1266569314158682119?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266569314158682119&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fwatch-cnn-reporter-claims-that-riot-is-entire-peaceful-immediately-gets-stuff-thrown-at-him

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Democrat Chicago Mayor Has ‘Two Words’ for Trump, ‘It Begins With F & It Ends With U’

Not cool, Lori.

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When Republicans in office disagreed with Barack Obama, at least the vast majority did so in a professional manner. The same cannot be said about Democrats in the era of Trump. Enter the far-left mayor of Chicago, via Fox News: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted President Trump and invoked an expletive Friday in response to his tweet after three days of protests in Minneapolis, Minn., when he called the protesters “THUGS” and tweeted that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Lightfoot said, “Donald Trump’s comment last night was profoundly dangerous. And we must stand firm in solidarity and say this is totally unacceptable no matter who is the speaker.” She added, “He wants to show failures on the part of Democratic local leaders, to throw red meat to his base. His goal is to polarize, to destabilize local government and inflame racist urges. We can absolutely not let him prevail. And I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump. It’s two words. It begins with F and it ends with U.” Here’s a screenshot of Trump’s tweets: And here’s what Twitter decided to do with those tweets: A Lightfoot tweet: https://twitter.com/chicagosmayor/status/1244762897743351808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1244762897743351808&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fchicago.suntimes.com%2Fcity-hall%2F2020%2F4%2F6%2F21211314%2Fgetting-roots-done-not-essential-getting-hair-cut-mayor-lightfoot VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah7xQHo9WOQ

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