Staying Sharp empowers you to take control of your brain health as you age. Try it today!

Reply
Valued Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
237
Views

Re: Democrats Hid Gifts From A Notorious Foreign Meddler

237 Views
Message 11 of 19

@jimc91 wrote:

More “Whataboutism...”

 

 


Yup, a whole topic dedicated to ‘whataboutism’. 

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
237
Views
Treasured Social Butterfly
0
Kudos
244
Views

Re: Democrats Hid Gifts From A Notorious Foreign Meddler

244 Views
Message 12 of 19

More “Whataboutism...”

 

 

VIMTSTL
Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
244
Views
Highlighted
Trusted Social Butterfly
2
Kudos
256
Views

Re: Democrats Hid Gifts From A Notorious Foreign Meddler

256 Views
Message 13 of 19

Snoopy48:  

And then there is Donald Trump and Russia.

 

And then there is Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia.

 

And then there is Jared Kushner and Qatar.

 

And then there is Donald Trump Jr. and Russia.

 

etc.

 

 

 

Exactly. And then there are conservatives who must like publicly embarrassing themselves with accusations like this. Trump and his crime family are enriching themselves at evey opportunity and they have the gall to talk about Democrats? Yikes.

 

 

Trump’s Corruption: The Definitive List

The many ways that the president, his family and his aides are lining their own pockets.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/28/opinion/trump-administration-corruption-conflicts.html

Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
256
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
262
Views

Re: Democrats Hid Gifts From A Notorious Foreign Meddler

262 Views
Message 14 of 19

@alferdpacker wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@jimc91 wrote:
  • Qatar is a nation that spends billions of dollars to influence the U.S. and has been accused of funding terrorism.

 

  • Six Democrats, most with key chairmanships of interest to the foreign country, accepted a trip paid by the wealthy oil nation’s government.

 

  • Two, including one congressman on the intelligence committee, did not disclose the trips on mandatory ethics forms designed to root out foreign meddling and conflicts of interest. 

 

  • One shrugged off the omission an “oversight” while the other didn’t respond at all.

 

Six Democrats took an all-expenses paid trip paid for by the government of Qatar in December, but two of them did not disclose it, annual ethics forms reveal.

 

Democratic Reps. Donald Norcross of New Jersey and Jim Himes of Connecticut did not report taking the trip to Doha, Qatar, on their mandatory disclosure forms, but Buzzfeed said they were there at the elaborate Doha Forum gathering in December.

 

The congressmen hold sensitive positions that make them targets of influence for Qatar, a wealthy Arab nation.

 

Himes is on the House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence and is chair of its Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research subcommittee. Norcross is on the House Armed Services Committee and chairs its Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee.

 

The U.S. has a military base in Qatar and the country also purchases military equipment from the U.S.

 

Despite Democrats’ rhetoric on the dangers of “foreign meddling,” Hines did not respond to questions from the Daily Caller News Foundation about the hidden gift.

Most of the other politicians who Buzzfeed said were there did report the trip: Democratic Reps. Andre Carson and Dan Kildee of Michigan and Ami Bera of California. Democratic Rep. Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania was on the trip but got an extension on filing his disclosure.

 

Carson is on the intelligence committee and its counterterrorism subcommittee. Bera is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and chairs its investigations subcommittee.

 

The congressmen met with Qatar’s deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs on the trip.

On Tuesday, congressional Republicans asked the Department of Justice to force Qatar’s media arm, Al Jazeera, to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
 

“[O]ne can reasonably infer that Al Jazeera is a messaging tool for the Qatari government, and, on its behalf, has engaged in inherently political activities and sought to influence public opinion in the United States,” reads the letter, which six senators and two members of Congress signed.

Al Jazeera “has proved itself a useful tool for the station’s political masters,” Joseph LeBaron, who served as ambassador to Qatar in the Bush and Obama administrations, wrote in a 2009 diplomatic cable. 

 

The Department of Education is also investigating Qatar’s infusion of cash into U.S. universities. Qatar poured a billion dollars into U.S. colleges between 2011 and 2016 especially to Georgetown University, known for training America’s future diplomats. Georgetown also has a federal contact that enables it to help shape the way the Middle East is taught to American children in K-12 schools.

ThinkProgress reported: “Qatar operates under strict, Wahhabi-influenced Sharia law which attaches harsh criminal penalties to such things as alcohol consumption (forbidden in all but a few venues) and anything that might be termed an ‘illicit’ sexual practice,” including gay sex.

 

Freedom House, which monitors human rights, says that in Qatar, “Corporal punishment in the form of flogging can be imposed on Muslim defendants for certain offenses under Sharia (Islamic law), including alcohol consumption and extramarital sex.” It rates Qatar a zero on a scale of four for the question, “Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?”

 

The failure to disclose the trips was first reported by Al-Monitor.

 

BY: Luke Rosiak

And then there is Hunter biden and Ukraine.

 


 


It's still nowhere close to tRump's perfidy when he committed treason at Helsinki


That seems to have become the Party line long with the offensive cabbage thing. Exactly what did you see as treasonous??

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
262
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
253
Views

Re: Democrats Hid Gifts From A Notorious Foreign Meddler

253 Views
Message 15 of 19

LJared @rk9152 wrote:

@jimc91 wrote:
  • Qatar is a nation that spends billions of dollars to influence the U.S. and has been accused of funding terrorism.

 

  • Six Democrats, most with key chairmanships of interest to the foreign country, accepted a trip paid by the wealthy oil nation’s government.

 

  • Two, including one congressman on the intelligence committee, did not disclose the trips on mandatory ethics forms designed to root out foreign meddling and conflicts of interest. 

 

  • One shrugged off the omission an “oversight” while the other didn’t respond at all.

 

Six Democrats took an all-expenses paid trip paid for by the government of Qatar in December, but two of them did not disclose it, annual ethics forms reveal.

 

Democratic Reps. Donald Norcross of New Jersey and Jim Himes of Connecticut did not report taking the trip to Doha, Qatar, on their mandatory disclosure forms, but Buzzfeed said they were there at the elaborate Doha Forum gathering in December.

 

The congressmen hold sensitive positions that make them targets of influence for Qatar, a wealthy Arab nation.

 

Himes is on the House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence and is chair of its Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research subcommittee. Norcross is on the House Armed Services Committee and chairs its Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee.

 

The U.S. has a military base in Qatar and the country also purchases military equipment from the U.S.

 

Despite Democrats’ rhetoric on the dangers of “foreign meddling,” Hines did not respond to questions from the Daily Caller News Foundation about the hidden gift.

Most of the other politicians who Buzzfeed said were there did report the trip: Democratic Reps. Andre Carson and Dan Kildee of Michigan and Ami Bera of California. Democratic Rep. Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania was on the trip but got an extension on filing his disclosure.

 

Carson is on the intelligence committee and its counterterrorism subcommittee. Bera is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and chairs its investigations subcommittee.

 

The congressmen met with Qatar’s deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs on the trip.

On Tuesday, congressional Republicans asked the Department of Justice to force Qatar’s media arm, Al Jazeera, to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
 

“[O]ne can reasonably infer that Al Jazeera is a messaging tool for the Qatari government, and, on its behalf, has engaged in inherently political activities and sought to influence public opinion in the United States,” reads the letter, which six senators and two members of Congress signed.

Al Jazeera “has proved itself a useful tool for the station’s political masters,” Joseph LeBaron, who served as ambassador to Qatar in the Bush and Obama administrations, wrote in a 2009 diplomatic cable. 

 

The Department of Education is also investigating Qatar’s infusion of cash into U.S. universities. Qatar poured a billion dollars into U.S. colleges between 2011 and 2016 especially to Georgetown University, known for training America’s future diplomats. Georgetown also has a federal contact that enables it to help shape the way the Middle East is taught to American children in K-12 schools.

ThinkProgress reported: “Qatar operates under strict, Wahhabi-influenced Sharia law which attaches harsh criminal penalties to such things as alcohol consumption (forbidden in all but a few venues) and anything that might be termed an ‘illicit’ sexual practice,” including gay sex.

 

Freedom House, which monitors human rights, says that in Qatar, “Corporal punishment in the form of flogging can be imposed on Muslim defendants for certain offenses under Sharia (Islamic law), including alcohol consumption and extramarital sex.” It rates Qatar a zero on a scale of four for the question, “Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?”

 

The failure to disclose the trips was first reported by Al-Monitor.

 

BY: Luke Rosiak

And then there is Hunter biden and Ukraine.

 


 


And then there is Donald Trump and Russia.

 

And then there is Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia.

 

And then there is Jared Kushner and Qatar.

 

And then there is Donald Trump Jr. and Russia.

 

etc.

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
253
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
282
Views

Re: Democrats Hid Gifts From A Notorious Foreign Meddler

282 Views
Message 16 of 19

: Democrats Hid Gifts From A Notorious Foreign Meddler

 

 

The love of money is the root of all evil.

 

That is why it's role should be removed or reduced from politics. 

 

Government of the people, for the people, and by the people is inconsistent with the ideology that money equals free speech in politics 

 

https://theintercept.com/2018/12/02/public-campaign-finance-hr1/

 

IN DEMOCRATS’ FIRST BILL, THERE’S A QUIET PUSH TO MAKE PUBLIC CAMPAIGN FINANCE A REALITY

 

 

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1/text

 

 

H.R.1 - For the People Act of 2019

 

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr1

 

 

H.R. 1: For the People Act of 2019

 

Passed the House, is being held up in the Senate.

 

By Republicans 

 

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
282
Views
Treasured Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
274
Views

Re: Democrats Hid Gifts From A Notorious Foreign Meddler

274 Views
Message 17 of 19

@rk9152 wrote:

@jimc91 wrote:
  • Qatar is a nation that spends billions of dollars to influence the U.S. and has been accused of funding terrorism.

 

  • Six Democrats, most with key chairmanships of interest to the foreign country, accepted a trip paid by the wealthy oil nation’s government.

 

  • Two, including one congressman on the intelligence committee, did not disclose the trips on mandatory ethics forms designed to root out foreign meddling and conflicts of interest. 

 

  • One shrugged off the omission an “oversight” while the other didn’t respond at all.

 

Six Democrats took an all-expenses paid trip paid for by the government of Qatar in December, but two of them did not disclose it, annual ethics forms reveal.

 

Democratic Reps. Donald Norcross of New Jersey and Jim Himes of Connecticut did not report taking the trip to Doha, Qatar, on their mandatory disclosure forms, but Buzzfeed said they were there at the elaborate Doha Forum gathering in December.

 

The congressmen hold sensitive positions that make them targets of influence for Qatar, a wealthy Arab nation.

 

Himes is on the House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence and is chair of its Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research subcommittee. Norcross is on the House Armed Services Committee and chairs its Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee.

 

The U.S. has a military base in Qatar and the country also purchases military equipment from the U.S.

 

Despite Democrats’ rhetoric on the dangers of “foreign meddling,” Hines did not respond to questions from the Daily Caller News Foundation about the hidden gift.

Most of the other politicians who Buzzfeed said were there did report the trip: Democratic Reps. Andre Carson and Dan Kildee of Michigan and Ami Bera of California. Democratic Rep. Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania was on the trip but got an extension on filing his disclosure.

 

Carson is on the intelligence committee and its counterterrorism subcommittee. Bera is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and chairs its investigations subcommittee.

 

The congressmen met with Qatar’s deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs on the trip.

On Tuesday, congressional Republicans asked the Department of Justice to force Qatar’s media arm, Al Jazeera, to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
 

“[O]ne can reasonably infer that Al Jazeera is a messaging tool for the Qatari government, and, on its behalf, has engaged in inherently political activities and sought to influence public opinion in the United States,” reads the letter, which six senators and two members of Congress signed.

Al Jazeera “has proved itself a useful tool for the station’s political masters,” Joseph LeBaron, who served as ambassador to Qatar in the Bush and Obama administrations, wrote in a 2009 diplomatic cable. 

 

The Department of Education is also investigating Qatar’s infusion of cash into U.S. universities. Qatar poured a billion dollars into U.S. colleges between 2011 and 2016 especially to Georgetown University, known for training America’s future diplomats. Georgetown also has a federal contact that enables it to help shape the way the Middle East is taught to American children in K-12 schools.

ThinkProgress reported: “Qatar operates under strict, Wahhabi-influenced Sharia law which attaches harsh criminal penalties to such things as alcohol consumption (forbidden in all but a few venues) and anything that might be termed an ‘illicit’ sexual practice,” including gay sex.

 

Freedom House, which monitors human rights, says that in Qatar, “Corporal punishment in the form of flogging can be imposed on Muslim defendants for certain offenses under Sharia (Islamic law), including alcohol consumption and extramarital sex.” It rates Qatar a zero on a scale of four for the question, “Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?”

 

The failure to disclose the trips was first reported by Al-Monitor.

 

BY: Luke Rosiak

And then there is Hunter biden and Ukraine.

 


 


It's still nowhere close to tRump's perfidy when he committed treason at Helsinki

44>dolt45
Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
274
Views
Valued Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
285
Views

Re: Democrats Hid Gifts From A Notorious Foreign Meddler

285 Views
Message 18 of 19

@jimc91 wrote:
  • Qatar is a nation that spends billions of dollars to influence the U.S. and has been accused of funding terrorism.

 

  • Six Democrats, most with key chairmanships of interest to the foreign country, accepted a trip paid by the wealthy oil nation’s government.

 

  • Two, including one congressman on the intelligence committee, did not disclose the trips on mandatory ethics forms designed to root out foreign meddling and conflicts of interest. 

 

  • One shrugged off the omission an “oversight” while the other didn’t respond at all.

 

Six Democrats took an all-expenses paid trip paid for by the government of Qatar in December, but two of them did not disclose it, annual ethics forms reveal.

 

Democratic Reps. Donald Norcross of New Jersey and Jim Himes of Connecticut did not report taking the trip to Doha, Qatar, on their mandatory disclosure forms, but Buzzfeed said they were there at the elaborate Doha Forum gathering in December.

 

The congressmen hold sensitive positions that make them targets of influence for Qatar, a wealthy Arab nation.

 

Himes is on the House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence and is chair of its Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research subcommittee. Norcross is on the House Armed Services Committee and chairs its Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee.

 

The U.S. has a military base in Qatar and the country also purchases military equipment from the U.S.

 

Despite Democrats’ rhetoric on the dangers of “foreign meddling,” Hines did not respond to questions from the Daily Caller News Foundation about the hidden gift.

Most of the other politicians who Buzzfeed said were there did report the trip: Democratic Reps. Andre Carson and Dan Kildee of Michigan and Ami Bera of California. Democratic Rep. Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania was on the trip but got an extension on filing his disclosure.

 

Carson is on the intelligence committee and its counterterrorism subcommittee. Bera is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and chairs its investigations subcommittee.

 

The congressmen met with Qatar’s deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs on the trip.

On Tuesday, congressional Republicans asked the Department of Justice to force Qatar’s media arm, Al Jazeera, to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
 

“[O]ne can reasonably infer that Al Jazeera is a messaging tool for the Qatari government, and, on its behalf, has engaged in inherently political activities and sought to influence public opinion in the United States,” reads the letter, which six senators and two members of Congress signed.

Al Jazeera “has proved itself a useful tool for the station’s political masters,” Joseph LeBaron, who served as ambassador to Qatar in the Bush and Obama administrations, wrote in a 2009 diplomatic cable. 

 

The Department of Education is also investigating Qatar’s infusion of cash into U.S. universities. Qatar poured a billion dollars into U.S. colleges between 2011 and 2016 especially to Georgetown University, known for training America’s future diplomats. Georgetown also has a federal contact that enables it to help shape the way the Middle East is taught to American children in K-12 schools.

ThinkProgress reported: “Qatar operates under strict, Wahhabi-influenced Sharia law which attaches harsh criminal penalties to such things as alcohol consumption (forbidden in all but a few venues) and anything that might be termed an ‘illicit’ sexual practice,” including gay sex.

 

Freedom House, which monitors human rights, says that in Qatar, “Corporal punishment in the form of flogging can be imposed on Muslim defendants for certain offenses under Sharia (Islamic law), including alcohol consumption and extramarital sex.” It rates Qatar a zero on a scale of four for the question, “Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?”

 

The failure to disclose the trips was first reported by Al-Monitor.

 

BY: Luke Rosiak

And then there is Hunter biden and Ukraine.

 


 

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
285
Views
Treasured Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
304
Views
18
Replies

Democrats Hid Gifts From A Notorious Foreign Meddler

304 Views
Message 19 of 19
  • Qatar is a nation that spends billions of dollars to influence the U.S. and has been accused of funding terrorism.

 

  • Six Democrats, most with key chairmanships of interest to the foreign country, accepted a trip paid by the wealthy oil nation’s government.

 

  • Two, including one congressman on the intelligence committee, did not disclose the trips on mandatory ethics forms designed to root out foreign meddling and conflicts of interest. 

 

  • One shrugged off the omission an “oversight” while the other didn’t respond at all.

 

Six Democrats took an all-expenses paid trip paid for by the government of Qatar in December, but two of them did not disclose it, annual ethics forms reveal.

 

Democratic Reps. Donald Norcross of New Jersey and Jim Himes of Connecticut did not report taking the trip to Doha, Qatar, on their mandatory disclosure forms, but Buzzfeed said they were there at the elaborate Doha Forum gathering in December.

 

The congressmen hold sensitive positions that make them targets of influence for Qatar, a wealthy Arab nation.

 

Himes is on the House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence and is chair of its Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research subcommittee. Norcross is on the House Armed Services Committee and chairs its Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee.

 

The U.S. has a military base in Qatar and the country also purchases military equipment from the U.S.

 

Despite Democrats’ rhetoric on the dangers of “foreign meddling,” Hines did not respond to questions from the Daily Caller News Foundation about the hidden gift.

Most of the other politicians who Buzzfeed said were there did report the trip: Democratic Reps. Andre Carson and Dan Kildee of Michigan and Ami Bera of California. Democratic Rep. Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania was on the trip but got an extension on filing his disclosure.

 

Carson is on the intelligence committee and its counterterrorism subcommittee. Bera is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and chairs its investigations subcommittee.

 

The congressmen met with Qatar’s deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs on the trip.

On Tuesday, congressional Republicans asked the Department of Justice to force Qatar’s media arm, Al Jazeera, to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
 

“[O]ne can reasonably infer that Al Jazeera is a messaging tool for the Qatari government, and, on its behalf, has engaged in inherently political activities and sought to influence public opinion in the United States,” reads the letter, which six senators and two members of Congress signed.

Al Jazeera “has proved itself a useful tool for the station’s political masters,” Joseph LeBaron, who served as ambassador to Qatar in the Bush and Obama administrations, wrote in a 2009 diplomatic cable. 

 

The Department of Education is also investigating Qatar’s infusion of cash into U.S. universities. Qatar poured a billion dollars into U.S. colleges between 2011 and 2016 especially to Georgetown University, known for training America’s future diplomats. Georgetown also has a federal contact that enables it to help shape the way the Middle East is taught to American children in K-12 schools.

ThinkProgress reported: “Qatar operates under strict, Wahhabi-influenced Sharia law which attaches harsh criminal penalties to such things as alcohol consumption (forbidden in all but a few venues) and anything that might be termed an ‘illicit’ sexual practice,” including gay sex.

 

Freedom House, which monitors human rights, says that in Qatar, “Corporal punishment in the form of flogging can be imposed on Muslim defendants for certain offenses under Sharia (Islamic law), including alcohol consumption and extramarital sex.” It rates Qatar a zero on a scale of four for the question, “Do laws, policies, and practices guarantee equal treatment of various segments of the population?”

 

The failure to disclose the trips was first reported by Al-Monitor.

 

BY: Luke Rosiak

 

 

VIMTSTL
Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
304
Views
18
Replies
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Users
Announcements

Open Enrollment: Oct 15-Dec 7, 2019 Find resources to help you decide on the best healthcare insurance plans for you during Open Enrollment season

Top Authors