Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday Post

Lots going on...

The widow of the man accused of shooting up a gay club (a non-event given that not baking a wedding cake is considered to be much worse) has been arrested:

The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, has been arrested by the FBI in connection with the attack, authorities said Monday.

Noor Salman was taken into custody Monday morning in the San Francisco Bay area and is facing charges in Florida including obstruction of justice. A Twitter post from the United States attorney's office in Orlando said Salman will make her initial court appearance Tuesday morning in Oakland, California.

Noor Salman moved to California after her husband, Omar Mateen, was killed in a shootout with SWAT team members during the June 12 massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

FBI agents repeatedly questioned Salman in the aftermath of the shooting about whether she had advance knowledge of her husband's plans. Salman told The New York Times in an interview published last fall that she knew her husband had watched jihadist videos but that she was "unaware of everything" regarding his intent to shoot up the club. She also said he had physically abused her.

"Noor Salman had no foreknowledge nor could she predict what Omar Mateen intended to do that tragic night," her attorney, Linda Moreno, said in a statement.

"Noor has told her story of abuse at his hands. We believe it is misguided and wrong to prosecute her and that it dishonours the memories of the victims to punish an innocent person," Moreno said.

It was nice of her attorney to run defense like but I am sure there is no legal and certainly no moral justification for what Noor Salman did. 

Also in "finally caught news":

The suspect was captured in a special operations police raid on a house in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district, private NTV television reported. The broadcaster said he had been staying in the house belonging to a friend from Kyrgyzstan.

Canada's ethics watchdog plans to take a closer look at Justin Trudeau's recent family holiday at the Aga Khan's private island in the Bahamas, fanning the flames of a controversy the government has so far been unable to snuff out.

Trudeau's holiday with the Aga Khan — a family friend, noted philanthropist and hereditary spiritual leader to the world’s approximately 15 million Ismaili Muslims — bears closer scrutiny, ethics commissioner Mary Dawson confirmed Monday.

In a letter to Blaine Calkins, one of two Conservative MPs who filed formal complaints, Dawson said she will examine both Trudeau's stay at the island and his use of the Aga Khan's private helicopter to get there.

Dawson wrote that she has "commenced an investigation" to determine if Trudeau broke two sections of federal ethics laws "in connection with his recent stay at and travel to the Aga Khan's privately owned island."

The vacation included Trudeau, his wife and three kids, Liberal MP Seamus O'Regan and Liberal party president Anna Gainey, all of whom took part in helicopter flights between the capital city of Nassau and the secluded island.

The prime minister, who was scheduled to take part in a public town hall later Monday in Dartmouth, N.S., has defended the trip and says he stands ready to discuss it with Dawson. Trudeau's office said in a statement Monday that the prime minister is "happy to engage with the commissioner" and answer any questions.

The decision marks the first time a sitting prime minister has had his or her personal travel scrutinized by the ethics commissioner under the ethics law brought in a decade ago by the previous Conservative government.

I will say again: Trudeau's staggeringly stupid corruption will result not in his resignation or a fine that he will even pay.

At some point, someone will find out whether Chinese businessmen's fees to Trudeau are tax-deductible.

Also: the ever-forgiving Kathy Katula, who voted for PM Hair-Boy (and his slimy double-speak) and believes he will fix the mess she voted for, has been receiving threats that the police won't do anything about:

Kathy Katula, the 54-year-old mother of four and grandma of three, said after she was featured in the Toronto Sun about her Peterborough townhall appearance with Trudeau on Friday, trolls and haters have been flooding her Facebook wall with negative comments. ...

Police told her there wasn’t much she could do unless someone trespasses on her property.

“They said unless someone makes a threat on me or my life, then I’m just a citizen,” she said. “And that right now, I have to live with and accept.”

And now, bunny playing JENGA:

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