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Top NY Democrat Blasted for Spending $29K on Travel After Telling Voters to Stay Home Over COVID

A top New York Democrat is suffering a backlash after having spent $29,000 on travel expenses…

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A top New York Democrat is suffering a backlash after having spent $29,000 on travel expenses even as he was loudly telling New Yorkers to stay home to “stop the spread” of the coronavirus.

According to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee records, Democrat Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who leads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, spent the cash on “ground transportation” and “automobile expenses” in the last nine months of 2020, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

The exorbitant spending included “nearly $20,000 in lease and insurance payments, more than $3,600 in collision repairs, nearly $2,200 in gas, more than $2,100 in rental car fees, and nearly $500 for a satellite radio subscription,” the Free Beacon added.

However, Maloney also halted personal campaign events with his voters in New York. Meanwhile he was loudly telling voters back home to accept the lockdowns to stem the tide of the coronavirus.

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“Stay at home. Don’t go out if you don’t need to, minimize your contact with other people,” Maloney said in a radio interview. “If a member of your family is sick, the whole family’s got to stay home so we don’t go spread it.”

Now, some ethics experts are slamming Maloney.

Kendra Arnold, executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, told the Beacon that Maloney’s expenditures raised “red flags” and that he “has a duty to explain” the expenditures.

“Candidates don’t have to link [disbursements] to a specific corresponding event,” Arnold added. “We generally look for spending that isn’t in the realm of a candidate in the same state or in a similar-sized district.”

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The Fence is Back, as Capitol Prepares for ‘J6’, Ashli Babbitt Rallies

Things could get sketchy in DC this weekend.

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Washington DC will once again be filled with supporters of former President Donald Trump this weekend, as a massive rally with a few different goals comes to the capital.

Although this time, they won’t all be sporting the iconic red baseball cap – not after a missive issued by one of the event’s organizers who was aiming to help identify interlopers in the crowd.

While the event was originally touted as a way to show solidarity with those arrested during the attempted insurrection of January 6th, 2021, another group who is seeking justice for slain Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt are being described as a potential threat by authorities.

And so the Capitol Police have brought back the fence.

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Workers began installing a fence around the U.S. Capitol late on Wednesday ahead of a protest scheduled for Sept. 18, and police asked the National Guard to be ready to help with security if needed.

A large group is expected at the Capitol on Saturday to protest the arrests and criminal charges against some 600 people in connection with a Jan. 6 riot by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

The tall fence was first erected following the Jan. 6 attack on the building that houses the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. It was dismantled in July.

There will also be plenty of boots on the ground.

The U.S. Capitol Police on Wednesday said it has asked the Pentagon to provide National Guard troops if they are needed to help with security.

“The USCP has asked the Department of Defense for the ability to receive National Guard support should the need arise on September 18,” the police department statement said.

Organizers have suggested that they are there for peaceful protests only, and that anyone attempting to create trouble is likely an extremist with the goal of casting a violent pall over the group.

Washington DC will once again be filled with supporters of former President Donald Trump this weekend, as a massive rally with a few different goals comes to the capital. Although this time, they won’t all be sporting the iconic red baseball cap – not after a missive issued by one of the event’s organizers who was aiming to help identify interlopers in the crowd. While the event was originally touted as a way to show solidarity with those arrested during the attempted insurrection of January 6th, 2021, another group who is seeking justice for slain Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt are being described as a potential threat by authorities. And so the Capitol Police have brought back the fence. Workers began installing a fence around the U.S. Capitol late on Wednesday ahead of a protest scheduled for Sept. 18, and police asked the National Guard to be ready to help with security if needed. A large group is expected at the Capitol on Saturday to protest the arrests and criminal charges against some 600 people in connection with a Jan. 6 riot by supporters of former President Donald Trump. The tall fence was first erected following the Jan. 6 attack on the building that houses the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. It was dismantled in July. There will also be plenty of boots on the ground. The U.S. Capitol Police on Wednesday said it has asked the Pentagon to provide National Guard troops if they are needed to help with security. “The USCP has asked the Department of Defense for the ability to receive National Guard support should the need arise on September 18,” the police department statement said. Organizers have suggested that they are there for peaceful protests only, and that anyone attempting to create trouble is likely an…

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ROCKED ON THE RADIO: Roger Stone Gets Served, Live, On-The-Air

Did someone really just try to upstage Roger Stone?

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There is little doubt that Roger Stone is a showman.  He is a man who understands the importance of managing the imagery.  He’s an optics-ometrist whose work is often overshadowed by just who it’s for.

Roger Stone also really likes it when things go his way.  He’s uninterested with with spontaneity and chaos, while cultivating in outward appearance of pure disaster in order to keep his political enemies off-guard.

And, in recognizing this facet of the public character we know as Roger Stone, one law firm fired a stunning shot right into the heart of the political provocateur’s ego.

Conservative lobbyist and prominent Trump ally Roger Stone was apparently served with a lawsuit live on air during a radio interview Wednesday.

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Stone appeared to have been served with the lawsuit while speaking on “Tomorrow’s News Today with Joe Hoft & Kell Brazil.”

Stone was in the middle of weighing in on whether former President Trump should run for office again in 2024 when he interrupted himself saying, “Hold on a second, I have a process server at my front door about to serve me in the latest lawsuit.”

But, in typical Stone fashion, he was not to be seen alarmed.

He could be heard telling the process server, “It’s still a fraud, doesn’t matter.”

Once he had received the suit, Stone said to Hoft and Brazil, “This is a big, big stack of papers, which is good because we’re out of toilet paper today.”

Audio of the incident was trending on Twitter on Thursday.

Stone, for all of his faults, still will not be upstaged.

There is little doubt that Roger Stone is a showman.  He is a man who understands the importance of managing the imagery.  He’s an optics-ometrist whose work is often overshadowed by just who it’s for. Roger Stone also really likes it when things go his way.  He’s uninterested with with spontaneity and chaos, while cultivating in outward appearance of pure disaster in order to keep his political enemies off-guard. And, in recognizing this facet of the public character we know as Roger Stone, one law firm fired a stunning shot right into the heart of the political provocateur’s ego. Conservative lobbyist and prominent Trump ally Roger Stone was apparently served with a lawsuit live on air during a radio interview Wednesday. Stone appeared to have been served with the lawsuit while speaking on “Tomorrow’s News Today with Joe Hoft & Kell Brazil.” Stone was in the middle of weighing in on whether former President Trump should run for office again in 2024 when he interrupted himself saying, “Hold on a second, I have a process server at my front door about to serve me in the latest lawsuit.” But, in typical Stone fashion, he was not to be seen alarmed. He could be heard telling the process server, “It’s still a fraud, doesn’t matter.” Once he had received the suit, Stone said to Hoft and Brazil, “This is a big, big stack of papers, which is good because we’re out of toilet paper today.” Audio of the incident was trending on Twitter on Thursday. https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1438231386654117892?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1438231386654117892%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthehill.com%2Fregulation%2Fcourt-battles%2F572585-roger-stone-served-with-capitol-riot-lawsuit-during-radio-interview Stone, for all of his faults, still will not be upstaged.

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