“While most of America has been preoccupied with year-end holiday festivities and the Alabama U.S. Senate race, federal prosecutors in Washington have been hard at work trying to convict six people who were present during a demonstration against the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
The trial, which is taking place in the District of Columbia’s Superior Court, has received comparatively little attention from the national press. It deserves to since prosecutors are trying to redefine the rules governing public demonstrations. Federal authorities have admitted they have no actual evidence that the defendants on trial committed acts of vandalism, but want to convict them of serious crimes anyway.
“I’ll be very clear. We don’t believe any of the defendants personally engaged in property destruction,” U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff admitted in her opening statement in mid-November.” MORE
“A protester threw a handful of small Russian flags at President Donald Trump on Tuesday as the president arrived at the Capitol to discuss tax reform with Republican senators over their weekly policy lunch.
“Trump is treason!” the protester, identified as Ryan Clayton, yelled several times before being escorted out by security.” MORE
“The father of a fallen U.S. serviceman said he wants to learn how to use Twitter just so he can call out President Donald Trump.
Trump claims that he contacts the families of all soldiers who are killed in action. But Euvince Brooks, father of Sgt. Roshain E. Brooks, told the Washington Post that the White House never called him.” MORE
“The liberal activists roused into the streets by President Donald Trump are revving up for one last campaign to save Obamacare.
The sudden resurgence of Republicans’ repeal push appeared to catch Democrats and their base by surprise. But ahead of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plans to vote next week on a new bill to dismantle the health law, the Democratic grass roots is on what one leading activist called “full war footing.” MORE
“According to an adviser, Donald Trump has finally realized that people “f**king hate him” which is why he caved and gave Democrats everything that they wanted in the debt ceiling deal.
Axios reported, “A Trump adviser says that after a tumultuous seven months in office, it had finally dawned on the president: “People really f@&@ing hate me.” For someone who has spent his life lapping up adulation, however fake, it was a harsh realization. This is a man with an especially acute need for affirmation.” MORE