However, there are strong signs that Coloradans don’t buy that argument. Perhaps the most significant sign is the fact that the Republicans favorite play call, the recall, failed miserably. All five recall campaigns fell flat. If the Democrats had overreached, would all of these efforts come up short? More importantly, if Colorado’s strong economy stays on track, voters will have little incentive to want wholesale political change in 2020. … [Read more...] about Friednash: Can Polis and the Democrats hold out against the far left?
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First, we have consistently criticized Lutsenko for covering up corruption and undermining the reform of the prosecutor’s office. In addition, Lutsenko’s Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) has been systematically attacking the newly established National Anti-Corruption Bureau, which is doing outstanding work and has tried to bring 189 cases to justice; we drew public attention to this pressure. AntAC published an article explaining how the PGO failed to investigate the corruption of former President Yanukovych, which caused the European Union (EU) to waive personal sanctions against 10 out of 22 ex-officials of Ukraine sanctioned by the EU in early 2014. Together with other civil society organizations, we have criticized Lutsenko for refusing to investigate dozens of physical attacks on activists. … [Read more...] about Ukraine continues to fight corruption — don’t believe the smear
Nellie Ohr and Steele worked in 2016 for the research firm, Fusion GPS, that was hired by Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to find Russia dirt on Trump. Steele wrote the famous dossier for Fusion that the FBI used to gain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. Nellie Ohr admitted to Congress that she routed Russia dirt on Trump from Fusion to the DOJ through her husband during the election. … [Read more...] about How the Obama White House engaged Ukraine to give Russia collusion narrative an early boost
Did any of them bother to consult the facts or Barr’s explanation of what happened before they demanded that he be banished from the Justice Department? Did any of them consider that, by any reasonable standard, the trial prosecutors were wrong in seeking an extreme sentence or that the attorney general was attempting to dispense justice fairly and equitably? Apparently not. … [Read more...] about Gregg Jarrett: AG Barr was right in Stone case to overturn harsh sentencing recommendation – new trial needed
Neither Hunsaker nor Nardini attracted obvious opposition from Democrats. Trump nominated Hunsaker for an Oregon seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A bipartisan selection committee recommended Hunsaker and three other candidates to Oregon Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, who in turn sent the list to the White House. The lawmakers cautioned that they were not endorsing any particular candidate. … [Read more...] about As Democrats Prepare For Impeachment, Senate GOP Tees Up More Judicial Confirmations