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55 minutes ago, Mrleft8 said:

R. Kelly (Whoever that is) just got convicted of the same or similar crimes that Matt Gaetz is accused of.

 Successful Black personality (I'll assume singer/performer) Vs. White Republican politician.

 Wagers anyone?

20-25 years for the really Black, and formerly really, really rich, now broke musician

2 years probation for the really White, kinda rich politician.  

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"No reasonable person would think he would be into legal-age women " just might work for him.  

Probable Rapey McForehead quote..."I only used venmo for minor purchases."

Matt Gaetz is everything the Republicans were looking for in Hunter Biden.

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1 minute ago, Left Shift said:

20-25 years for the really Black, and formerly really, really rich, now broke musician

2 years probation for the really White, kinda rich politician.  

Be nice if they shared the same cell, Matty might get out earlier but he’d be walking funny the rest of his life.

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Until this trial became news, I'd never heard of him, and outside of this news, I still have no idea who he is/was. AND I have absolutely no desire to research any info on him.

 SO I guess I'm some sort of anomaly. That's OK. I'm good with that.

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8 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

Gaetz would have a plan until he got punched in the mouth

- DSK

I can't imagine what anyone's knuckles would look like after hitting Gaetz mouth.

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18 hours ago, Mrleft8 said:

Until this trial became news, I'd never heard of him, and outside of this news, I still have no idea who he is/was. AND I have absolutely no desire to research any info on him.

 SO I guess I'm some sort of anomaly. That's OK. I'm good with that.

He's the rep from a district a bit west of you.

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1 minute ago, Fakenews said:

Justice for creeps like Gaetz takes way too long in America.  

I get that maybe Greenberg needs more time to spill the beans....but how long does it take?

I suspiciously wonder if it's to delay to help the party for the mid-terms.

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45 minutes ago, Mike G said:

I get that maybe Greenberg needs more time to spill the beans....but how long does it take?

I suspiciously wonder if it's to delay to help the party for the mid-terms.

Yeah, how long can a few interviews go? Pull up the nasty little party pics on the phone and "Last summer, we had suzie and her little sister over...."

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On 9/28/2021 at 3:42 PM, Thistle3868 said:

He's the rep from a district a bit west of you.

R. Kelley is/was a Rep?

The only area west of me before you hit the Gulf is Dixie county, and I just don't see them electing a Black hip hop musician to office....

Gaetz is from way south of me.

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3 hours ago, Raz'r said:

Yeah, how long can a few interviews go? Pull up the nasty little party pics on the phone and "Last summer, we had suzie and her little sister over...."

Over and over and over...

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54 minutes ago, Mrleft8 said:

R. Kelley is/was a Rep?

The only area west of me before you hit the Gulf is Dixie county, and I just don't see them electing a Black hip hop musician to office....

Gaetz is from way south of me.

Gaetz reps District 1, Pensacola area.

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Generally, in schools,  when we really want to enforce rules, we pick somebody quite visible and make that person comply. 
       We do this to demonstrate:

*We really mean it 

*The rules apply to everyone

 

   For some reason, we have recently decided NOT to enforce the rules on Republican politicians or even on Republicans generally.

What the hell?? 
 
 

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18 minutes ago, Gouvernail said:

Generally, in schools,  when we really want to enforce rules, we pick somebody quite visible and make that person comply. 
       We do this to demonstrate:

*We really mean it 

*The rules apply to everyone

 

   For some reason, we have recently decided NOT to enforce the rules on Republican politicians or even on Republicans generally.

What the hell?? 
 
 

Suspect the delay will have everything to do with with an avalanche of shit sliding the R’s way just before midterms, sadly it didn’t move the meter much when TFG got nabbed for porking pornstars.

Younger than legal girls might be a line in the sand and showing Matty to be a first class drugged up hypocrite could be some fun, if TFG is any example this case will drag on for years the turd in training was an heir apparent for TFG.

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35 minutes ago, Navig8tor said:

Suspect the delay will have everything to do with with an avalanche of shit sliding the R’s way just before midterms, sadly it didn’t move the meter much when TFG got nabbed for porking pornstars.

Younger than legal girls might be a line in the sand and showing Matty to be a first class drugged up hypocrite could be some fun, if TFG is any example this case will drag on for years the turd in training was an heir apparent for TFG.

IF Gaetz goes down (and I hope he will) - I doubt he will take anyone with him. Nor with the Magats care. It's live boy, or dead girl. Live girl is fine by them. 

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57 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

IF Gaetz goes down (and I hope he will) - I doubt he will take anyone with him. Nor with the Magats care. It's live boy, or dead girl. Live girl is fine by them. 

If they are going after him for trying to buy a blanket pardon that’s on him alone, methinks. He clearly didn’t get one, so it’s hard to point the finger elsewhere. 

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On 10/5/2021 at 6:30 PM, bridhb said:

Gaetz reps District 1, Pensacola area.

Oh! That's NORTH of me, and then some west.... I don't see R. Kelly getting elected to anything but a high tree branch there either.

The closer you get to Alabama, and to a certain degree Georgia, the higher the DNA count between sisters and grandfathers, who might be uncles, or maybe even grandsons.....

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2 hours ago, Gouvernail said:

For some reason, we have recently decided NOT to enforce the rules on Republican politicians or even on Republicans generally.

If there are no rat traps, the rats will continue to multiply.

I wonder if the Dems will ever look far enough into the future to see their inaction will have destroyed the democratic principles this country was founded upon.  Or will they just wait until it's too late?

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3 minutes ago, Jules said:

If there are no rat traps, the rats will continue to multiply.

I wonder if the Dems will ever look far enough into the future to see their inaction will have destroyed the democratic principles this country was founded upon.  Or will they just wait until it's too late?

That’s what I’m thinking when I see them using only the criminal contempt process on Bannon. Why leave the inherent contempt power unused? That’s is undoubtedly faster. Won’t they (and we) feel pretty damned stupid if we let these thugs trade in our system for single party authoritarian rule. 

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13 minutes ago, Jules said:

If there are no rat traps, the rats will continue to multiply.

I wonder if the Dems will ever look far enough into the future to see their inaction will have destroyed the democratic principles this country was founded upon.  Or will they just wait until it's too late?

The future is now.

 The democrats have abdicated any authority they hold, almost as soon as they get it.

 "Hey! Thanks for giving me the gavel! That was swell of you!  Now what would you like to accomplish this session, Mr. republican?"

 

 

The republicans are playing hardball with rocks, and the democrats are playing Nerf ball.

"Hey! I hit you! You're supposed to fall over now! OW! OW! STOP hitting me with rocks! OWWWW! HEY! OWWW! STOP IT!" :rolleyes:

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18 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

That’s what I’m thinking when I see them using only the criminal contempt process on Bannon. Why leave the inherent contempt power unused? That’s is undoubtedly faster. Won’t they (and we) feel pretty damned stupid if we let these thugs trade in our system for single party authoritarian rule. 

I think they tremble at setting the precedent of dispatching the Sargent at Arms to arrest people. What would McCarthy do with that as Speaker at the behest of committees chaired by Gomerts and Marge Greenes?  They want to have Justice as a traditional buffer, and the SAGA would have to be staffed with the kind of people who can do hostile take-downs. Justice has all the experience door-kickers.

    

 

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5 minutes ago, Mark K said:

I think they tremble at setting the precedent of dispatching the Sargent at Arms to arrest people. What would McCarthy do with that as Speaker at the behest of committees chaired by Gomerts and Marge Greenes?  They want to have Justice as a traditional buffer, and the SAG would have to be staffed with the kind of people who can do hostile take-downs. Justice has all the experience door-kickers.

    

 

The Screen Actors Guild?

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14 minutes ago, Mark K said:

I think they tremble at setting the precedent of dispatching the Sargent at Arms to arrest people. What would McCarthy do with that as Speaker at the behest of committees chaired by Gomerts and Marge Greenes?  They want to have Justice as a traditional buffer, and the SAGA would have to be staffed with the kind of people who can do hostile take-downs. Justice has all the experience door-kickers.

    

 

Nah, they wouldn’t be setting it. Just following it. 
 

McGrain v. Daugherty, 273 U.S. 135, 173–76 (1927) (upholding use of inherent contempt power in response to non-compliance with subpoena); Marshall v. Gordon, 243 U.S. 521, 543 (1917) (holding that the inherent contempt power is applicable to “contumacy in refusing to obey orders to produce documents or give testimony which there was a right to compel”).

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19 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

Nah, they wouldn’t be setting it. Just following it. 
 

McGrain v. Daugherty, 273 U.S. 135, 173–76 (1927) (upholding use of inherent contempt power in response to non-compliance with subpoena); Marshall v. Gordon, 243 U.S. 521, 543 (1917) (holding that the inherent contempt power is applicable to “contumacy in refusing to obey orders to produce documents or give testimony which there was a right to compel”).

A modern tradition would've been a better term for what I was thinking.  The Supremes ruled the SAA can appoint deputies. Back then deputies could be found at the local saloon, and routinely so found they were. Perhaps they don't want to launch that bat into the belfries of Greene and Gohmert.  Trump is going to stall either method with lawsuits. Might as well pick just one. 

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2 minutes ago, Mark K said:

A modern tradition would've been a better term for what I was thinking.  The Supremes ruled the SAA can appoint deputies. Back then deputies could be found at the local saloon, and routinely so found they were. Perhaps they don't want to launch that bat into the belfries of Greene and Gohmert.  Trump is going to stall either method with lawsuits. Might as well pick just one. 

 I knew there was another case I wanted.  This is a beauty for entertainment purposes, but holy shit was the language difficult in 1821.  Henry Clay was no wimpy Speaker of the House.  

https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/19/204/

Can I get an "aforesaid" or two...or ten? What that boils down to is that they can only lock someone up while they are in session. They don't have the power to punish, they have the power to compel.

Supreme Court precedent is pretty clear that they have the power.

They need to stop being Neville Chamberlain and do it. Louis and the nutty bullshit society are going to feign outrage anyway. They always have, and people have avoided confrontation. To what end? January 6. They need to enforce the law. 

 

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1 hour ago, Mark K said:

I think they tremble at setting the precedent of dispatching the Sargent at Arms to arrest people. What would McCarthy do with that as Speaker at the behest of committees chaired by Gomerts and Marge Greenes?  They want to have Justice as a traditional buffer, and the SAGA would have to be staffed with the kind of people who can do hostile take-downs. Justice has all the experience door-kickers.

    

 

The Republicans don't follow precedent, they create it, and ignore it, at their leisure. Just ask Merrick Garland. If there was some political gain to be made they will do it. They bring bazookas to a fistfight.

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1 hour ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

 I knew there was another case I wanted.  This is a beauty for entertainment purposes, but holy shit was the language difficult in 1821.  Henry Clay was no wimpy Speaker of the House.  

https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/19/204/

Can I get an "aforesaid" or two...or ten? What that boils down to is that they can only lock someone up while they are in session. They don't have the power to punish, they have the power to compel.

Supreme Court precedent is pretty clear that they have the power.

They need to stop being Neville Chamberlain and do it. Louis and the nutty bullshit society are going to feign outrage anyway. They always have, and people have avoided confrontation. To what end? January 6. They need to enforce the law. 

 

  What happens if they drag Bannon in but he only demonstrates an acute case of Can't Remember Shit?  

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  What happens if they drag Bannon in but he only demonstrates an acute case of Can't Remember Shit?  

Nothing berder…however, they have gotten docs and testimony from others already and have enough former prosecutors on their committee to know the magic words of…they don’t know how much we already know. 
I suspect that we will see more folks pinched for bullshitting like Paulie Whoopsies and Roger Stedition. 

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1 hour ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

Nothing berder…however, they have gotten docs and testimony from others already and have enough former prosecutors on their committee to know the magic words of…they don’t know how much we already know. 
I suspect that we will see more folks pinched for bullshitting like Paulie Whoopsies and Roger Stedition. 

The game will be stretching it out to the election and pray Real Americans get the majority in the House, no doubt. I can see how using the SAA over Justice could short-circuit that. If Justice can't show some speed they should go Plan B for sure. I wanna see Bannon do a perp walk.  

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21 hours ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

 I knew there was another case I wanted.  This is a beauty for entertainment purposes, but holy shit was the language difficult in 1821.

Lawyers still love and use that turgid, archaic shit.

They'd probably love it if the law used Shakespearean English.

100 word sentences full of Whereas, Hereinafter referred to as, wherefore, party of the first part. :rolleyes:

They claim it's to introduce precision and specificity but I'm convinced they really do it for two reasons;

To make it so unreadable and incomprehensible that people have to hire lawyers for even simple agreements.

To make it so vague and confusing as to make "interpretation" possible thus ensuring their continued employment.

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3 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Lawyers still love and use that turgid, archaic shit.

They'd probably love it if the law used Shakespearean English.

100 word sentences full of Whereas, Hereinafter referred to as, wherefore, party of the first part. :rolleyes:

They claim it's to introduce precision and specificity but I'm convinced they really do it for two reasons;

To make it so unreadable and incomprehensible that people have to hire lawyers for even simple agreements.

To make it so vague and confusing as to make "interpretation" possible thus ensuring their continued employment.

This is nothing compared to the Caribbean court system (Still the Queen's Bench in many countries) where the "Barristers" wear powdered wigs, barristers tail coats, breeches, silk stockings shoes with buckles, lace cuffs and waistcoats. The other funny thing is that no matter what they speak like outside of court, they all sound like they're in a freakin' Gilbert & Sullivan show when in court. They call the judge "Mi-lord" and bow and curtsy like fucking fops. Nothing like watching a mollasses black man wearing a powdered wig and 18th century clothing sounding like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins to make the judge give you the evil eye for snickering.

 

 

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I just can't imagine who would want to kill Matt Gaetz.

 The fucking guy looks like a used car salesman, has the integrity of a real estate agent, and has shown himself to be utterly unworthy of any attention, outside of criminal investigation. Who would want this guy dead? (Aside from maybe Trump, that tax collector guy, the girls he allegedly raped, and probably at this point his parents.)

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23 minutes ago, Fakenews said:

Matt seems to think someone’s out to kill him the Capitol police know who it is but the DOJ won’t do anything.

https://www.mediaite.com/news/i-think-someone-may-be-trying-to-kill-me-matt-gaetz-says-he-got-death-threat-in-house-floor-speech/

This guy reminds me Jerkzzz

Sounds to me like typical Capitol tourist banter 

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25 minutes ago, Fakenews said:

Matt seems to think someone’s out to kill him the Capitol police know who it is but the DOJ won’t do anything.

https://www.mediaite.com/news/i-think-someone-may-be-trying-to-kill-me-matt-gaetz-says-he-got-death-threat-in-house-floor-speech/

This guy reminds me Jerkzzz

It would be a shorter list to find someone who didn't want him dead.

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30 minutes ago, Fakenews said:

Matt seems to think someone’s out to kill him the Capitol police know who it is but the DOJ won’t do anything.

https://www.mediaite.com/news/i-think-someone-may-be-trying-to-kill-me-matt-gaetz-says-he-got-death-threat-in-house-floor-speech/

This guy reminds me Jerkzzz

So, he goes to the House floor and claims the DOJ refused to act. 

That sounds actionable if he is bullshitting.

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10 hours ago, Ishmael said:

It would be a shorter list to find someone who didn't want him dead.

Well, all the idiots in his district that will re-elect him.

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29 minutes ago, bridhb said:

Well, all the idiots in his district that will re-elect him.

Exactly. 65% for the last re-election. He clearly knows who the enemy of his constituents is. It’s the libs and he owns them, thereby solving his constituents’ main problems. 

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Trump owns his constituents. I'm sure Gaetz would love to kiss the ring but has apparently been banned from Mar A Lago. I predict a primary opponent is in his future.    

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12 minutes ago, Mark K said:

Trump owns his constituents. I'm sure Gaetz would love to kiss the ring but has apparently been banned from Mar A Lago. I predict a primary opponent is in his future.    

Pinky or cinnamon?

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Those are hemorrhoids? I thought they were little miniature Roger Stone implants.....

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1 minute ago, Mike G said:

Matties grilling of Garland today was done for a reason.

Why is he allowed to be on that comission?

 

I recognize MTG.... I think the slut on his right is Boebert....

 Who's the incel on the far left, and the tough guy wannabee wearing brand new, still has that in store stink, Carhart's on the far right?

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1 hour ago, Mrleft8 said:

I recognize MTG.... I think the slut on his right is Boebert....

 Who's the incel on the far left, and the tough guy wannabee wearing brand new, still has that in store stink, Carhart's on the far right?

Hard to tell.  They are all on the far right.

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1 hour ago, Mrleft8 said:

I recognize MTG.... I think the slut on his right is Boebert....

 Who's the incel on the far left, and the tough guy wannabee wearing brand new, still has that in store stink, Carhart's on the far right?

Is it just me, or are Boebert's boobies getting bigger every week?

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2 hours ago, Mike G said:

Matties grilling of Garland today was done for a reason.

Why is he allowed to be on that comission?

 

Is that area in the middle what is known as a "shithole"?

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Poor Matty is filling his jeans tonight.

The Justice Department (DOJ) has hired two new prosecutors to work on the team investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz, a prominent congressional ally of former president Donald Trump. 

Gaetz, a Florida Republican, is under investigation by the DOJ over allegations that he provided money or goods to a 17-year-old girl in exchange for sex. 

Two sources familiar with the matter told the New York Times that one of prosecutors hired by the DOJ to work on the Gaetz case specialises in child exploitation matters, while the other specializes in public corruption. 

One of the prosecutors was named as Todd Gee, Deputy Chief of the Public Integrity Section at the DOJ. 

The two have been deployed from Washington to work on the Florida-based probe, the reports said. ABC News subsequently confirmed the hires. 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/justice-department-reportedly-hired-prosecutors-130046467.html

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Birds of a feather...

A GOP strategist was charged with sex trafficking minors. Then he tried to ‘threaten’ law enforcement, judge says.

Anton “Tony” Lazzaro had already been accused of paying underage girls for sex when the up-and-coming Republican political strategist, according to a federal judge, tried to leverage some information he’d dug up.

While jailed without bond, Lazzaro told one of the Minneapolis police officers investigating his case that he knew where the officer lived, U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz wrote in an order filed Tuesday. Lazzaro also allegedly told the officer he’d tried to find similar information before his arrest about an FBI agent, but came up empty because the agent was “a ghost” with no online presence.

The federal judge called Lazzaro’s comments to Officer Brandon Brugger an “attempt to threaten and intimidate” and “very troubling.” The judge cited it as one of the reasons he was denying Lazzaro’s request to reconsider giving him a bond. Schiltz ordered that Lazzaro remain locked up pending trial.

“There is no legitimate reason — none — for Lazzaro to be collecting home addresses and other personal information about the law enforcement officers involved in his case,” Schiltz wrote in his decision.

Lazzaro, 31, was arrested Aug. 12 on sex trafficking charges. Prosecutors are accusing him of orchestrating a sex trafficking scheme in which he paid Gisela Castro Medina, a 19-year-old university student, to scout and recruit at least six underage girls during an eight-month period in 2020, promising them that Lazzaro would be their “sugar daddy.” Once Lazzaro allegedly lured them to his luxury condo in downtown Minneapolis, prosecutors claim he — in exchange for sex acts — provided them with cash, alcohol, vape pens and other items.

Lazzaro and Medina have denied the accusations. None of Lazzaro’s lawyers immediately responded to a request for comment from The Washington Post.

Before the sex trafficking allegations, Lazzaro was a rising star in Minnesota GOP circles. The self-described entrepreneur had donated to state Republicans and posed in photos with high-powered conservatives like TV host Tucker Carlson, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and former president Donald Trump. He’d made multiple appearances on Fox News programs, and posted photos of himself sitting on top of a private jet, gassing up a Ferrari and posing shirtless with hundred-dollar bills.

Then came his arrest.

In Tuesday’s ruling, the judge said Lazzaro’s comments to the officer were not his first attempt to obstruct the sex trafficking investigation. The U.S. attorney’s office in Minneapolis said in court documents that officials discovered Lazzaro had researched information on the prosecutors involved in his case, including where they lived. Lazzaro also allegedly mentioned one of those prosecutors, Laura Provinzino, while speaking with Brugger, the officer who arrested him.

“Laura is going to regret this,” he allegedly told Brugger.

The judge said it was not clear what Lazzaro meant but described the alleged statement about Provinzino as “an apparent threat” and said there was “no legitimate reason for Lazzaro to make such a threatening remark.”

Brugger testified in August that Lazzaro, after learning one of his alleged underage victims intended to go to police, tried to persuade her and her parents to sign a nondisclosure and nondisparagement agreement in exchange for $1,000. The girl’s father refused.

Brugger also testified that, after law enforcement officers raided Lazzaro’s home, Lazzaro allegedly sent a message to another of his alleged victims “basically saying, ‘I didn’t realize you were 15. I’m sorry … [P]lease don’t say anything.’” Lazzaro is then accused of enlisting Medina and her boyfriend to reach out to that victim at her workplace and buy her silence with “a bottle of alcohol and cash,” court documents state.

Prosecutors allege that Lazzaro and Medina worked together between May and December of last year to recruit at underage girls.

To start the process, Medina identified possible girls to target, gave photos of them to Lazzaro and, if he approved, continued to recruit them on Snapchat, prosecutors allege. At some point, Lazzaro would allegedly start communicating with the girls on social media and eventually invite them to his penthouse condo. He often provided their transportation, prosecutors claim, and allegedly told them to tell the desk clerk in his building that they were there to see “Tony in room 1920.”

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Birds of a feather...

A GOP strategist was charged with sex trafficking minors. Then he tried to ‘threaten’ law enforcement, judge says.

Anton “Tony” Lazzaro had already been accused of paying underage girls for sex when the up-and-coming Republican political strategist, according to a federal judge, tried to leverage some information he’d dug up.

While jailed without bond, Lazzaro told one of the Minneapolis police officers investigating his case that he knew where the officer lived, U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz wrote in an order filed Tuesday. Lazzaro also allegedly told the officer he’d tried to find similar information before his arrest about an FBI agent, but came up empty because the agent was “a ghost” with no online presence.

The federal judge called Lazzaro’s comments to Officer Brandon Brugger an “attempt to threaten and intimidate” and “very troubling.” The judge cited it as one of the reasons he was denying Lazzaro’s request to reconsider giving him a bond. Schiltz ordered that Lazzaro remain locked up pending trial.

“There is no legitimate reason — none — for Lazzaro to be collecting home addresses and other personal information about the law enforcement officers involved in his case,” Schiltz wrote in his decision.

Lazzaro, 31, was arrested Aug. 12 on sex trafficking charges. Prosecutors are accusing him of orchestrating a sex trafficking scheme in which he paid Gisela Castro Medina, a 19-year-old university student, to scout and recruit at least six underage girls during an eight-month period in 2020, promising them that Lazzaro would be their “sugar daddy.” Once Lazzaro allegedly lured them to his luxury condo in downtown Minneapolis, prosecutors claim he — in exchange for sex acts — provided them with cash, alcohol, vape pens and other items.

Lazzaro and Medina have denied the accusations. None of Lazzaro’s lawyers immediately responded to a request for comment from The Washington Post.

Before the sex trafficking allegations, Lazzaro was a rising star in Minnesota GOP circles. The self-described entrepreneur had donated to state Republicans and posed in photos with high-powered conservatives like TV host Tucker Carlson, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and former president Donald Trump. He’d made multiple appearances on Fox News programs, and posted photos of himself sitting on top of a private jet, gassing up a Ferrari and posing shirtless with hundred-dollar bills.

Then came his arrest.

In Tuesday’s ruling, the judge said Lazzaro’s comments to the officer were not his first attempt to obstruct the sex trafficking investigation. The U.S. attorney’s office in Minneapolis said in court documents that officials discovered Lazzaro had researched information on the prosecutors involved in his case, including where they lived. Lazzaro also allegedly mentioned one of those prosecutors, Laura Provinzino, while speaking with Brugger, the officer who arrested him.

“Laura is going to regret this,” he allegedly told Brugger.

The judge said it was not clear what Lazzaro meant but described the alleged statement about Provinzino as “an apparent threat” and said there was “no legitimate reason for Lazzaro to make such a threatening remark.”

Brugger testified in August that Lazzaro, after learning one of his alleged underage victims intended to go to police, tried to persuade her and her parents to sign a nondisclosure and nondisparagement agreement in exchange for $1,000. The girl’s father refused.

Brugger also testified that, after law enforcement officers raided Lazzaro’s home, Lazzaro allegedly sent a message to another of his alleged victims “basically saying, ‘I didn’t realize you were 15. I’m sorry … [P]lease don’t say anything.’” Lazzaro is then accused of enlisting Medina and her boyfriend to reach out to that victim at her workplace and buy her silence with “a bottle of alcohol and cash,” court documents state.

Prosecutors allege that Lazzaro and Medina worked together between May and December of last year to recruit at underage girls.

To start the process, Medina identified possible girls to target, gave photos of them to Lazzaro and, if he approved, continued to recruit them on Snapchat, prosecutors allege. At some point, Lazzaro would allegedly start communicating with the girls on social media and eventually invite them to his penthouse condo. He often provided their transportation, prosecutors claim, and allegedly told them to tell the desk clerk in his building that they were there to see “Tony in room 1920.”

So, he is a kiddy-diddler.  I expect The Joker and jzk will voice their disgust.  I mean, if they want to remain consistent with their position regarding Joseph Rosenbaum.

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1 minute ago, Bus Driver said:

So, he is a kiddy-diddler.  I expect The Joker and jzk will voice their disgust.  I mean, if they want to remain consistent with their position regarding Joseph Rosenbaum.

The only thing that matters to those guys is the letter after the name.

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41 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

So, he is a kiddy-diddler.  I expect The Joker and jzk will voice their disgust.  I mean, if they want to remain consistent with their position regarding Joseph Rosenbaum.

I suspect that bullshitters will rationalize it as Mr. Lazarro being a closet democRAT. 

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1 hour ago, Bus Driver said:

So, he is a kiddy-diddler.  I expect The Joker and jzk will voice their disgust.  I mean, if they want to remain consistent with their position regarding Joseph Rosenbaum.

No, to be consistent, they should voice their approval of him getting shot by an under age militia-dude

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5 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:
1 hour ago, Bus Driver said:

So, he is a kiddy-diddler.  I expect The Joker and jzk will voice their disgust.  I mean, if they want to remain consistent with their position regarding Joseph Rosenbaum.

No, to be consistent, they should voice their approval of him getting shot by an under age militia-dude

- DSK

Fair point.

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Rep. Gaetz had this to say about the KR verdict.

Naturally, it cam back to bite him in the form of a comment by Stephen Colbert - 

“Of course, Gaetz has a vested interest in juries finding people not guilty,” Colbert said. “Especially when it involves a 17-year-old crossing state lines.”

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20 minutes ago, Navig8tor said:

I get the feeling 2022 will be a banner year for Matty, for all the wrong reasons.

I dunno, I'm starting to think that R congresscritters are radioactive or something. Nobody wants to go against them, including their erstwhile Minority Leader. In a more rational time we would have seen about ten of those idiots thrown out of Congress months ago. Actually, in a more rational time we would not have seen them elected to start with. There's some serious sickness in the R party. 

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1 hour ago, Ishmael said:

I dunno, I'm starting to think that R congresscritters are radioactive or something. Nobody wants to go against them, including their erstwhile Minority Leader. In a more rational time we would have seen about ten of those idiots thrown out of Congress months ago. Actually, in a more rational time we would not have seen them elected to start with. There's some serious sickness in the R party. 

It's been republican policy since shortly after Nixon, to simply ignore anything bad that comes up. Don't deny, don't excuse, don't say anything, just ignore it, and..... Like Covid, It magically goes away. (Except Covid hasn't gone away).

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6 minutes ago, Mrleft8 said:

It's been republican policy since shortly after Nixon, to simply ignore anything bad that comes up. Don't deny, don't excuse, don't say anything, just ignore it, and..... Like Covid, It magically goes away. (Except Covid hasn't gone away).

Made possible by a news media that won't ask tough questions.

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