Is Chief Justice Roberts Compromised ?

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  1. RJ Schwartz profile image92
    RJ Schwartzposted 2 weeks ago

    In the Senate impeachment trial, Chief Justice Roberts refused to allow a question to be asked by Senator Paul because it included the name of the whistleblower.  He is not authorized to decide what questions can be asked by the Senate, making this an issue.

    He's denying the President his 6th Amendment Right and refuses to offer any legal grounds for his actions.  We know that Eric C is a CIA plant, so does the Intelligence Community have some dirt on him?  Do you think he's been compromised?

    1. GA Anderson profile image92
      GA Andersonposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

      Oh buggers RJ. Really?

      GA

    2. MizBejabbers profile image87
      MizBejabbersposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

      For not allowing that question, I think he was being judicious, not compromised. Oh, wouldn't you Republicans love to know who the Whistleblower is? I don't recall who asked the question, but that person knew that to reveal the identity would be a violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, Pub. L 101-12. That in itself would be a criminal act, which Justice Roberts had an obligation to prevent. The question was a setup, and he was damned if he did and damned if he didn't. As presiding officer, Justice Roberts had an obligation to prevent compromising the Whistleblower's identity, and to have allowed the question would have compromised his alleged neutrality as a Justice of the Supreme Court. I don't think I have to explain that if he'd allowed the question, and if one of the managers, Schiff, Schumer, et al had answered the question, not only would said manager lose his seat and be out the door, but it would have been grounds for removal of the Chief Justice himself from the Supreme Court.
      What the Hell kind of a question is that anyway? To even put such a question to this forum is nearly as bad as the idiot who asked it in the Senate trial. I'm disappointed in you, RJ.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

        "As presiding officer, Justice Roberts had an obligation to prevent compromising the Whistleblower's identity"

        Sen. Paul knew that identity. Chief Justice Roberts knew it.  As those questions come from the party, not the individual, other Republicans knew it.  Certainly some Democrats knew it.  Now I see a meme on FB showing a picture of the whistleblower.

        The question thus becomes how would saying the name, without mention of "whistleblower", could possibly compromise the whistleblower any more than he already is.

        Not that I disagree with you - it was a good call - but let's be real here.  That name is common knowledge already.

        1. MizBejabbers profile image87
          MizBejabbersposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

          HUH? I guess I missed it. Regardless of who already knew the name, Justice Roberts couldn't let it out to the TV cameras and the general pubic. If it is out, it has to have come through somebody else. I'll bite. Who is it? I actually haven't heard, and we've been watching this farce for several days.

          1. Randy Godwin profile image92
            Randy Godwinposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

            The Trump propaganda machine is in full working over. Isn't it sad when a patriot gets smeared for being one? And a criminal gets rewarded for being one? We're back in the Old World with a tyrant on the throne, Miz! Do not doubt it.

            1. MizBejabbers profile image87
              MizBejabbersposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

              I don't doubt it, Randy, and it makes me sad. In fact, it scares the hell out of me.

          2. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

            I have no idea where the leak came from, just that it came.  There was another meme on my FB this morning, including considerable "information" about his past.  I have no idea if it's true or not, and if it is I'd have to guess that it's only about 10% true, but it still shows that it has been out there for long enough to do some research.
            https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fteapartypac.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsites%2F3%2F2019%2F11%2Feric-ciaramella-600x444.jpg&f=1&nofb=1&fbclid=IwAR00elY6sa1oODm_EqjR8ieQwuFSoj-8uEWUSipbY3goCSs9i-kBDG2pOIE

            1. MizBejabbers profile image87
              MizBejabbersposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

              Thanks, Wilderness, right after I posted the request, I saw some stuff on Facebook. It looks to me like the Russians are at it again. I don't know when Facebook will ever learn.

        2. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

          So what's his/her name, Dan? Has the WB program been sabotaged by the Right? If so, you should be proud. And it seems you are. Way to go in hindering another important facet of oversight on criminals. Now we're really getting something done for the king.....er   I mean the Don!

          1. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

            Probably leaked by a disgruntled Democrat in the House, being forced to participate in their disgusting charade or find other work.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image92
              Randy Godwinposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

              Can you vouch for the veracity of this meme, Dan?

              It certainly doesn't sound like anyone who works for "Honest Don," Right? lol

              We all know how much he admire's his own integrity and truthfulness.  tongue

            2. PrettyPanther profile image82
              PrettyPantherposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

              Yeah, because Don and his as$ kisser cohorts never lie, cheat, or do anything underhanded.

              1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                Randy Godwinposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

                The Right ought to be pleased as they've made history with the first Senate trial to have no witnesses. I said they'd be terrified of Bolton and they proved me correct.

                No big surprise as they don't care if Trump is a criminal or not. But it turns out he's not the only criminal who was exposed in this sham trial. The Senate has 51 in it alone.

                1. MizBejabbers profile image87
                  MizBejabbersposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

                  True, Randy. As I said, it looks like the Russians are at it again. Why should we believe that this man is the real whistleblower? Since Trump got off scott-free, I know that we'll see more of this kind of propaganda. I just hope it comes back to haunt McConnell and his bunch of Trump a$$kissers. Whatever happens, they will get what they deserve, but I hate to see the rest of us have to put up with their BS.

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                    Randy Godwinposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

                    I agree Miz! I've already told my senator--David Perdue--I'll be backing hisr opponent with my voice and wallet. The only recourse we have is at the ballot box, and there's nothing assured Trump won't try to rig that as well.

                    The oversight in the Senate is apparently gone. The House will continue to do their job, but the Senate will continue to be terrified of the conman's wrath. This is so GD embarrassing for our country and our rule of law.

                  2. GA Anderson profile image92
                    GA Andersonposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Just as a side note; I hadn't seen that meme, but I do recall seeing several references and sources that named Eric as the whistleblower's identity shortly after his identity became a topic.

                    I am not saying they are right, or that he is, but only that I have seen him named as the whistleblower before this meme.

                    GA

                  3. PrettyPanther profile image82
                    PrettyPantherposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Hubby and I are donating money to Democrats running against Moscow Mitch and Baby Lindsay, even though they're not our senators. It's time for the top two a$$ kissers to suffer the consequences of choosing party over country .

  2. Credence2 profile image80
    Credence2posted 2 weeks ago

    Hi, guys

    I have already donated toward Warren's campaign even in the face of her recently waning fortunes. It is a shame that she has to spend so much time convincing people that a woman can win. She has to climb over the hurtles of misogyny before she can even begin to present the issues. America is so antiquated in its attitudes in so many areas.

    I never want to acknowledge that Michael Moore could be right, that Trump will get another term based on the disunity and mixed messages among the Democrats.

    The DNC changes its rules to accommodate Bloomberg's recent entry into the race?

    Bloomberg told Warren that she was out of line with her proposals. He is running to destroy the progressive wing of the party. As far as I am concerned, a corporate democrat" is no better than a Republican. Corporate Democrats and Republicans have more in common than what it is that separates them. So, in effect, Bloomberg is a "fifth columnist", double agent, actually allied with Trump and his agenda, even though he says otherwise.

    The system that allows a man like Trump to spawn and rise to the highest office in the land needs to eradicated, not merely accommodated. Why put Chanel No. 5 on excrement? That is Biden, Bloomberg and to a certain extent, Buttigieg.

    I fear that America is not ready for the real change proposed by the progressive candidates, they are more than content with the status quo and the slow downward spiral that we have been on.

    1. GA Anderson profile image92
      GA Andersonposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

      "I fear that America is not ready for the real change proposed by the progressive candidates . . . "

      Should that say something to you? I think so.

      GA

      1. Credence2 profile image80
        Credence2posted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

        Unfortunately, GA, it says that this is their deficit and not mine. So, the downward spiral will continue..., and have only have ourselves to blame for being content with business as usual.

        1. GA Anderson profile image92
          GA Andersonposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

          hmm. . .  I thought it might suggest a difference in opinion of the Progressive platform.

          Are you thinking of it as a case of su dinero es mi dinero?

          GA

          1. Credence2 profile image80
            Credence2posted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

            It is a matter of priorities as to where our "dinero" is to be allocated, but that is why I am progressive and you, basically conservative..

            1. wilderness profile image95
              wildernessposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

              No, it is a matter of "my money" being "our money" to liberals, which is the (largest) basic difference between liberals and conservatives.  Or progressives, if you prefer that label.  That's what the quote means, not where to put "our" money.

              1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                Randy Godwinposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

                Do you need a loan, Dan? You always seem to be worried someone wants to take your money. It's getting on my nerves after several years of your complaining about the govt taking your money.

                Just come right out and ask for a loan if you're in dire straits. I'm sure we all can chip in and help you through the hard times. That's what friends are for, right?

 
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