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Indicted Giuliani associate joined DeSantis on last-minute campaign swing

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2019/10/21/indicted-giuliani-associate-joined-desantis-on-last-minute-campaign-swing-1225738?fbclid=IwAR2b4shp-xu9DR7AgyTV5P2--LTV2BoeByAaMWH_lHcseq262oR48WDYwEc

TALLAHASSEE — Lev Parnas, a Ukrainian American businessman accused of funneling foreign money into U.S. elections, attended a string of events with Ron DeSantis in the closing moments of the Republican candidate’s 2018 campaign for governor in Florida.

In a photograph taken Nov. 4, two days before the election that propelled DeSantis to victory, Parnas is next to the smiling candidate at a campaign rally in South Daytona. Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is standing nearby in the shot, which was published by Getty Images.

Other pictures of Parnas with DeSantis at campaign events have surfaced, but the Getty photographs appear to show the two men traveling together during the heat of the gubernatorial campaign. DeSantis eventually edged out Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum after a recount.

Edward MacMahon, a Virginia attorney representing Parnas, said “if he was in the pictures,” then Parnas was likely on the DeSantis campaign plane.


The Russians were all over Florida...!!

Ron DeSantis downplayed ties to Giuliani associates. Then we found them hugging.

https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2019/10/18/ron-desantis-downplayed-ties-to-giuliani-associates-then-we-found-them-hugging/

The pictures show Ron DeSantis leaning in to hug a heavy-set, middle-aged man amid a sea of onlookers.
DeSantis then turns to another man, who wraps his arms around the newly-elected governor at his victory celebration in Orlando.

The two men embraced by DeSantis in these previously unpublished pictures? Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, the Soviet-born businessmen and Rudy Giuliani associates indicted on charges of interfering in U.S. elections. Obscure until this month, Fruman and Parnas have become major figures in the drama behind the drive to impeach President Donald Trump.

His spokeswoman Helen Aguirre Ferré first asserted Oct. 10 that Fruman and Parnas “may” have attended GOP events during the 2018 elections, but that DeSantis “does not have a relationship with these individuals.”

Four days later, videos and photos of the men huddled together during DeSantis’ victory party emerged.


The Russians and GOP were in bed together all over the US...for years!

Florida Can't Block Former Felons From Voting

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/florida-felon-voting-rights-amendment_n_5daa2b1ae4b0f34e3a758b7a?fbclid=IwAR3eUhCx6DlqXJtsxeu80ERz3QlAV8YpDig6DgiMnxOuvtEtueGvoqRY72o

Florida election officials can’t block a group of nearly 20 people with felony convictions from registering to vote if they can’t afford to repay their financial obligations, a federal judge in Florida ruled on Friday.

The ruling, a preliminary injunction, is a victory for voting rights groups that sued the state over a new law that required people with felony convictions to repay financial obligations before they could vote again.

“The court held that the right to vote cannot be denied based on a person’s inability to pay fines and fees. This ruling recognizes the gravity of elected officials trying to circumvent Amendment 4 and create voting roadblocks based on wealth,” said Julie Ebenstein, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, who represented some of the plaintiffs.

The law came after Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in November 2018 to repeal the state’s lifetime voting ban for people with felony convictions. Critics said the Florida law, passed in May, was an effort to undermine that change and effectively imposed a poll tax on people who couldn’t pay.


...more at link....

Haha...CNN this morning: "Hold the impeachment hearings at Trump's Doral golf course!"

Are you watching this?!!?!? The Bowling Green Massacre II occurring right now on NBC!

ND 35, BG 0. It's barely past the half time!

Two AWOL soldiers joined a far-right militia in Ukraine. They returned and killed a Florida couple,

https://www.stripes.com/two-awol-soldiers-joined-a-far-right-militia-in-ukraine-they-returned-and-killed-a-florida-couple-feds-say-1.600713?fbclid=IwAR2DTD683PUxeKaEeaLmGgAvx2a8z8zPzdbzUIhxNAP7rukE-BnY4ioI9TA

The listing said, "For Sale: Lot of Guns," and Serafin Lorenzo was interested.

The 53-year-old who went by Danny liked to buy expensive items and resell them for a profit, and the cache of guns he found on ARMSLIST.com offered the bargain he was looking for. There were four Glocks, a couple of 9mm pistols and nine high-powered rifles. The Florida seller, a guy named "Jeremy," wanted just $3,000 cash.

Police wouldn't find Lorenzo and his wife in the church parking lot until the next morning. Next to Lorenzo's body was a bill of sale for 15 firearms — and a cellphone that would send the FBI down a wild path stretching halfway around the world leading to the alleged perpetrators.

On Wednesday, federal prosecutors identified the ex-soldiers as Alex Zwiefelhofer, 22, and Craig Lang, 29, in an indictment charging them with a host of federal crimes tied to the double homicide in Estero, just south of Fort Myers. The 33-page complaint traces the soldiers' zigzagging paramilitary campaigns across the world, starting in Ukraine and, in Lang's case, finally to Venezuela, revealing how some military veterans have been drawn to extremist causes overseas.


Strange story...

Trump's OTHER whistleblower: Federal employee claims to have evidence

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suggesting 'improper influence' in IRS audit of the President's tax returns

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7507331/SECOND-whistleblower-claims-improper-influence-IRS-audit-Trumps-tax-returns.html?fbclid=IwAR3Wy8NF8KB-LmbflcwKIluQVAn2bzvCebbS1qAuYQ-9gjcsUKzE0Lz5oY4

As the nation fixates on an intelligence whistleblower and what they may or may not know about Donald Trump's call with the Ukrainian President, another whistleblower is waiting in the wings.

A federal employee told the Ways and Means Committee last month of possible evidence of 'improper influence' in the IRS's audit of Trump's tax returns.

The existence of the whistleblower was contained in a quietly-filed motion by committee chair Richard Neal to a federal judge in an attempt to get hold of the President's tax returns, and was not widely reported at the time.

But Nancy Pelosi's announcement of an impeachment inquiry into Trump, which will involve the Ways and Means Committee, has brought the claims into the spotlight.

Hackers find voting machines used throughout the US are vulnerable to attack

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/26/politics/hackers-voting-machines/index.html?no-st=1569631525

For the third straight year, elite hackers from around the world who spent a long weekend hacking into voting equipment have released a report detailing vulnerabilities in machines still in use across the country.

Each of the more than 100 machines the researchers looked at were vulnerable to at least some kind of attack, said Georgetown professor Matt Blaze, one of the Def Con Voting Village's organizers.
The report will be of particular concern to lawmakers going into next year's Presidential election.
"I'm going to get this in the hands in every member of the US Senate," said Oregon senator Ron Wyden, the most outspoken election security advocate in the Senate, as he introduced the Def Con Voting Village report.


If anyone just watched some of MF45's UN news conference...we are way past impeachment!!

He needs to be locked up with the criminally insane!!

Katy Tur just said she feels like it's like the movie Groundhog Day.

I don't know how I missed this...the Bowling Green massacres continue...

https://www.espn.com/college-football/recap?gameId=401112107

Kansas State blanks Bowling Green 52-0

https://www.espn.com/college-football/recap?gameId=401114258

Louisiana Tech steamrolls Bowling Green 35-7

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