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Marjorie Taylor Greene

'Law And Order' Republicans Aim To Avenge Trump By Defunding FBI

On June 8, former President Donald Trump was indicted on 37 federal felony counts related to taking classified documents from the White House and refusing to return them. In response, Republicans in Congress are calling for the prosecutor and the entire U.S. Justice Department to be defunded.

Republicans across the country have falsely attacked their Democratic opponents in recent elections, claiming Democrats want to defund the police, though few Democratic lawmakers have actually endorsed the idea of slashing law enforcement funding.

But now, at Trump’s urging, House Republicans are pushing to defund law enforcement, contradicting their own “law and order” platform.

First, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, threatened to reevaluate funding for the FBI and Justice Department. On April 2, after Trump was indicted in a separate state matter in New York, Jordan complained about federal law enforcement’s treatment of Trump and told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo: “We control the power of the purse. We’re going to have to look at the appropriations process and limit funds going to some of these agencies, particularly the ones who are engaged in the most egregious behavior.”

Three days later, the Washington Postreported that Trump posted on his Truth Social site:

REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS SHOULD DEFUND THE DOJ AND FBI UNTIL THEY COME TO THEIR SENSES. THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TOTALLY WEAPONIZED LAW ENFORCEMENT IN OUR COUNTRY AND ARE VICIOUSLY USING THIS ABUSE OF POWER TO INTERFERE WITH OUR ALREADY UNDER SIEGE ELECTIONS!

According to NPR, Special Counsel Jack Smith commented on the federal indictment in a June 9 public statement in which he said: “We have one set of laws in this country and they apply to everyone. Adhering to and applying the laws is what determines the outcome of an investigation. Nothing more, nothing less.”

Trump’s congressional allies quickly called the criminal charges political, a witch hunt, and the end of democracy as we know it.

“This morning, I’m writing an appropriations rider to DEFUND Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office and entire investigation,” Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted on Monday. “I will not vote for ANY appropriations bill to fund the weaponization of government. I hope every one of my Republican colleagues will join me.”

“ENDORSE!!!!!!” replied Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz. “This must happen.”

Rep. Mike Collins, who also represents Georgia, tweeted on June 8: “This year, I’ve cosponsored legislation to abolish @ATFHQ and @usedgov. Abolishing the corrupt @FBI and @TheJusticeDept sounds even better. #BananaRepublic.”

On Monday, Texas Rep. Tim Burchett told Newsmax that the Department of Justice funding should be reduced: “We need to bring them down before the committee and, if not, they need to, at some point, we need to start talking about cutting their funding. I know I keep talking about this. I’m beating a dead horse, but that’s really what needs to happen because this group is out of control, they’re rogue.”

On May 15, every one of those lawmakers voted for a nonbinding resolution expressing “unwavering support for law enforcement officers across the United States.”

Real Clear Politicsreported on Tuesday that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is seeking the GOP 2024 presidential nomination, has plans to decimate the Justice Department if elected. “We’re not going to let all this power accumulate in Washington, we’re going to break up these agencies,” he reportedly said at a recent strategy session, specifically citing “problematic components of the DOJ.”

Reprinted with permission from American Independent.

Trump and DeSantis

Trump Blasts Plutocratic 'Club For No Growth' Over Backing Of DeSantis

Donald Trump late Saturday leveled an attack against the "Club for Growth," a conservative advocacy group that recently criticized the former president in an ad, for supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).

Trump posted on Truth Social, his own social media platform that he created after being banned from most other platforms in the wake of his role in the January 6, 2021, insurrection attempt, that the group is attempting to counter DeSantis' own policy decisions.

"The very stupid, China loving 'Club for No Growth,' which has been backing Ron De Sanctimonious as his poll numbers have been absolutely CRASHING, has just spent some of the RINO money they have accumulated on an ad campaign hoping to counter the fact that Desanctus, just off the worst Presidential 'Launch' in history, opted three times to cut & destroy Social Security, even lifting the minimum age to 70," Trump wrote. "He also voted to cut Medicare & institute a 23% National Sales Tax. Ron is a loser!"

It was previously reported that the war between Trump and the Club for Growth was threatening to undermine the Republican Party's plans for the 2024 election and that could blow up endorsement plans.

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

Donald Trump

Trump Posts Angry 'Mother's Day' Rant Attacking 'Rob DeSanctimonious'

Former President Donald Trump authored two Truth Social tantrums for Mother's Day on Sunday, neither of which extended genuine appreciation toward moms or to either of Trump's co-parents.

The first post arrived at 11:17 a.m.:

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL, in particular the Mothers, Wives and Lovers of the Radical Left Fascists, Marxists, and Communists who are doing everything within their power to destroy and obliterate our once great Country. Please make these complete Lunatics and Maniacs Kinder, Gentler, Softer and, most importantly, Smarter, so that we can, quickly, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!

Then, at 11:38 a.m., Trump attacked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is widely believed to be his top competitor for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

But Trump misspelled DeSantis' first name:

Rob DeSanctimonious and his poll numbers are dropping like a rock - I would almost be inclined to say, these are record 'falls.' The question: Is 'Rob' just young, inexperienced and naive or, more troubling, is he a fool who has no idea what he is doing. We already have one of those in office, we don’t need another one. MAGA!

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

'Truth Social' Whistleblower Explains Why He's Happier As A Barista Now

'Truth Social' Whistleblower Explains Why He's Happier As A Barista Now

A current whistleblower, and former employee who worked for former President Donald Trump's Truth Social platform, is revealing how drastically his life has changed for the better after distancing from the social media network.

According to The Washington Post, Will Wilkerson served as the executive vice president of operations for the Trump Media and Technology Group, and while his position and stock options had the potential to one day make him a millionaire, he's now working as a barista at Starbucks.

So, why would he make such a drastic decision? The newspaper explained his stance in its new report.

“It’s an honest day’s work,” Wilkerson said, now a federally protected whistleblower. “I love what I do.”

Per the news outlet: "Wilkerson, 38, has become one of the biggest threats to the Trump company’s future: a federally protected whistleblower whose attorneys say he has provided 150,000 emails, contracts, and other internal documents to the Securities and Exchange Commission and investigators in Florida and New York."

"Wilkerson last year publicly accused Trump Media and Technology Group of violating securities laws, telling The Washington Post he could not stay silent while the company’s executives gave what he viewed as misleading information to investors, many of whom are small-time shareholders loyal to the Trump brand," the report added.

At one point during his interview, Wilkerson shed light on inconsistencies in the company's expenses, which have been financed by a Special Purpose Acquisition Company or SPAC called Digital World.

“The vast majority of SPACs just don’t rack up these kinds of expenses … and the shareholders could be in some danger of getting pursued by the unpaid vendors,” he said. “It could be an interesting and somewhat fitting end for Trump’s SPAC: that it ends in failure and liquidation and sticks its shareholders — presumably many or most of whom are his political supporters — with the bill.”

The report also highlights the troubling history and financial status of the former president's media company.

"The early hype of Trump Media had made it into a financial blockbuster," the Post reported. "An initial public offering raised $300 million for Digital World, while a group of private investors pledged another $1 billion. Investors had sent the stock price of the SPAC soaring to a high of $175 on the strength of its proposed merger with Trump Media. In September, shortly before Wilkerson’s firing, Forbes magazine had estimated that Trump’s stake in Trump Media was his 'single most valuable asset,' worth roughly $730 million."

It adds, "In the months since, the venture’s value has nosedived. Each Digital World share is now worth about $13."

Despite the earning potential Wilkerson had working for Trump, he admits that he's more focused on doing what's right.

“I made the conscious decision. I knew the risks … especially in regards to retaliation. But I don’t think I could have sat back and stayed quiet, even if I was compensated handsomely for doing so,” he said. “I’m here and I’m not going away. … Ultimately, you know, I just want to do what’s right.”

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.