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John F. Kennedy made his brother Robert F. Kennedy the U.S. Attorney General

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posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 02:19 PM
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One has to wonder why the big stink over President Trump selecting Matthew Whitaker as "acting" Attorney General. After all, this practice of The PUTUS choosing people has recent history. We can start with John F. Kennedy. JFK made his brother Robert F. Kennedy the U.S. Attorney General in 1961. Many were outraged, for JFK doing this, and eventually, six years later, the “Bobby Kennedy Law,” aka, the The Federal Anti-Nepotism Statute went into effect. That law states, “A public official may not appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement, in or to a civilian position in the agency in which he is serving or over which he exercises jurisdiction or control any individual who is a relative of the public official.” Some historians believe it was added to the Postal Revenue and Federal Salary Act of 1967 at the request of President Lyndon B. Johnson, who used to call RFK a “snot-nosed son of a bitch.” Ex-POTUS Bill Clinton and his S.O. Hillary Clinton, (the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee) came under attack after Bill made her chair of a health reform task force when he was President. However in March 1993, a federal appeals court ruled that she was a “de facto” federal official on her own merit, arguing that there was “a longstanding tradition of public service by First Ladies. It was Federal District Judge Royce C. Lamberth who ruled ruled that Mrs. Clinton was not a Government official, officer or employee. The similarities here is that it’s OK for some parties to do this IF it is THAT party. Aside that the President has family members assisting him in the White House, the big difference here, is that a duly elected President, opposing THAT party, makes a selection, and THAT party blows a fuse.

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posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: Violater1


One has to wonder why the big stink over President Trump selecting Matthew Whitaker as "acting" Attorney General.


Because Trump.

That's actually all it is... doesn't serve the interests of the Democratic party so it's "a constitutional crisis."

By the way, not cool bringing up actual facts about things Democrats have done themselves before.

Didn't you know political history started with Trump and everything before is just so... yesterday?

S&F...




posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 02:27 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: Violater1


One has to wonder why the big stink over President Trump selecting Matthew Whitaker as "acting" Attorney General.


Because Trump.

That's actually all it is... doesn't serve the interests of the Democratic party so it's "a constitutional crisis."

By the way, not cool bringing up actual facts about things Democrats have done themselves before.

Didn't you know political history started with Trump and everything before is just so... yesterday?

S&F...



This.

This IS why.

“Resist!!!!” (Even it goes against their own beliefs and actions. Even if it hurts the very people they ‘claim’ to stand for) “Resist!!!!!”



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 02:39 PM
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Yeah man, you're not allowed to use whataboutisms any more.
It was ok during Obama for Bush stuff, but now it's a whole new ballgame with trump.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 02:41 PM
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a reply to: Violater1

Kennedy wasn't being investigated for crimes. Trump is. That's the big deal. Really, if somebody is being investigated for a crime he shouldn't be able to hire/fire anyone who is investigating them or has anything to do with justice being served. The average citizen isn't allowed to. Presidents are not above the law.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 02:46 PM
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So, because there was outrage about the Kennedy appointment, the legality of the appointment of Whitaker can't be questioned? Is that your point?

Lamberth was correct. Clinton's position was not a cabinet position, nor did it carry any authority. Nor did it call for Congressional approval.


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posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 02:58 PM
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One has to wonder why the big stink over President Trump selecting Matthew Whitaker as "acting" Attorney General.


Maybe ''you'' have to wonder, others of us do not. Just one look at this guys record should be enough for everyone to question his appointment. But then, instead of those who are stuck in ''never Trump'' we need to consider those who are stuck in ''Always Trump''.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: Violater1

Kennedy wasn't being investigated for crimes. Trump is. That's the big deal. Really, if somebody is being investigated for a crime he shouldn't be able to hire/fire anyone who is investigating them or has anything to do with justice being served. The average citizen isn't allowed to. Presidents are not above the law.


The law is that you are not supposed to cheat on your wife, which Kennedy did much of. His family also broke many laws to come to power, much more shady than Trumps, I assure you. Mafia ties and such. Don't let that get in the way of your logical thought process though. Trump is Guilty cuz Trump



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 03:45 PM
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J.F.K. was more of an American than many "progressives" want/would give him credit for.

The guy was a "democrat" . But he was, in no doubt an American!
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posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: SR1TX

This response isn't serious is it? Cause you know Trump cheated on multiple wives and has mafia ties... right? You may want to select other examples. Especially when talking about shadiness and Trump. Dude is all shade.


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posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 04:15 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: Violater1

Kennedy wasn't being investigated for crimes. Trump is.


What crimes are you suggesting here?
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posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 04:18 PM
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originally posted by: okrian

This response isn't serious is it? Cause you know Trump cheated on multiple wives and has mafia ties... right? You may want to select other examples. Especially when talking about shadiness and Trump. Dude is all shade.


When you look at Kennedy and Clinton they were screwing all over the place...AS PRESIDENT!!

LOL You can keep your righteous left ideals



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 04:54 PM
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What law did Kennedy break by cheating on his wife? Did he ever get taken to court? Was he ever investigated for it? I'm curious.
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posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 04:55 PM
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Adultery.

No, never taken to court.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 05:07 PM
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originally posted by: darkbake
What law did Kennedy break by cheating on his wife? Did he ever get taken to court? Was he ever investigated for it? I'm curious.


He was blown away, in case you forgot.

Hard to interrogate or question a dead guy.



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: murphy22

Oh my gosh! By cussing out okrian, you just convinced me that Trump is the best president ever!

Actually, just



posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: Violater1

My takeaway is that Kennedy caused the nepotism rule to be necessary, and I'm thankful it's now in place.

If Trump weren't being investigated, there would be no issue with Whitaker. But he the Mueller investigation requires that he not obstruct justice. Like him or not, his complaints about Sessions recusing himself followed by the Whitaker appointment are not as above-board as they could be.
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posted on Nov, 17 2018 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: Violater1

I lived thru the Kennedy years. Those 2 together we're a HELL of a team. A war hero John, and brother top attorney Robert was a Batman and Robin team.

That's Cuban Missle crisis and mob crashing...with all that...we trusted them both.

That was why Bobby would've made a great president and cleaned house of illegal and international nonsense.

That same reason was why BOTH we're assassinated. Unless you lived then...you don't get a good understanding of that dynamic.



posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 09:18 AM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: Violater1

I lived thru the Kennedy years. Those 2 together we're a HELL of a team. A war hero John, and brother top attorney Robert was a Batman and Robin team.

That's Cuban Missle crisis and mob crashing...with all that...we trusted them both.

That was why Bobby would've made a great president and cleaned house of illegal and international nonsense.

That same reason was why BOTH we're assassinated. Unless you lived then...you don't get a good understanding of that dynamic.


I have to agree, JFK was so far, the best POTUS in the last 100 years. Trump is very close behind and by his second term, will have earned number one, period



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