Sunday, December 31, 2023

The Past is not Always Dead

 The Death Star is setting its sights on President Joe Biden. How else to explain the Washington _____'s publishing of a 4,000 word story reporting the Biden family's coziness with Dickie Scruggs, Steve Patterson, and Tim Balducci?  The  ____ reported on December 17: 

Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, a famed Mississippi trial attorney, was tantalizingly close to a historic deal to force tobacco companies to pay billions of dollars — but there was one last hurdle. A divided Congress had to sign off. And Scruggs had identified one of the most skeptical senators, Joe Biden, as a key to winning the vote.

Scruggs turned to Biden’s younger brother James, an old acquaintance who ran a D.C. consulting firm with his wife, Sara.

Scruggs paid the firm $100,000 in 1998 for advice on passing the bill, Scruggs said in an interview at his office here — the first time he has disclosed the amount.

“I probably wouldn’t have hired him if he wasn’t the senator’s brother,” Scruggs said.

Biden eventually backed the bill, which ultimately failed to pass Congress.

And so the fun begins as the newspaper delved into a 4,000 word story examining the links between the Bidens and Scruggs:

 Scruggs said he did not know whether James Biden had talked to his brother about his vote, “but I hope he did.” Paul J. Fishman, a lawyer for James and Sara Biden, said in an email that neither had talked to Joe Biden about the tobacco settlement bill. “Jim Biden’s consulting work has never involved speaking with or providing access to his brother for this or any other client,” Fishman said.....

 Biden befriended Patterson when the latter was an aide to Senator John Stennis.  Patterson later worked on Biden's 1988 Presidential campaign.  Patterson introduced Scruggs to the Bidens.  Thus a friendship was born. 

Scruggs’s influence had reached new heights by the time Joe Biden arrived in Oxford around 2000, joining Scruggs and Patterson on the Grove at Ole Miss before heading to a skybox to watch a football game, Scruggs said.

Months later, Scruggs picked Joe Biden up in his Falcon 10 jet in Fort Lauderdale and flew with him to Jackson, Miss., for a fundraiser.....

Read the rest of the article.  

Kingfish note: Just curious.  Where is Greg Brand in all this ?


Anonymous said...

Corruption in the big leagues-

Anonymous said...

THIS is the deep state.

Anonymous said...

These people -- "leaders" -- anymore every single one of them disgust me.

Anonymous said...

And The Beat Goes On....

Anonymous said...

Didn't think I could dislike Biden any more. But there you go.

Anonymous said...

And if anybody thinks Dickie Scruggs only bribed one judge (or two, or three) in his career, I’ve got some ocean front property in Nebraska I want to sell you. He served about 1% of the prison time he earned and deserved.

Anonymous said...

Serving the people my ass.


Ive seen Joe Biden having lunch with another big named disgraced attorney at Fishers Family Restaurant in Booneville Mississippi about 20ish years ago. This was 2001 to 2004 when I was a student at Northeast Mississippi Community College. I recognize him from my habit of watching Meet the Press every Sunday. I also remember that when they all were being investigated on the judicial bribery, Folo or later the nmisscommentor blog had a blog entry that contained a picture of the same and Joe Biden standing on a deck at Pickwick.

It wouldn't surprise me if Joe pardons a bunch of these guys when he leaves office.

Anonymous said...

Read “The Fall of the House of Zeus” about the downfall of Dickie Scruggs - the Bidens are mentioned frequently and prominently.

Anonymous said...

Biden has always been a “bag man” for the Democratic Party. He had a close relationship with Dickie as well as the other “debared” north Miss attorney. He made frequent money calls to both.

Anonymous said...

The Commies will survive.

While Trent Skated... said...

Note To Kingfish: This level of activity is way, way out of Brand's league and pay-grade.

I'm just glad Dickie has found the Lord now and is involved in pre and post release training for convicts - Training that will enhance their marketability in job search. The Scruggs family has found the right path, right.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious that the leftist Democrat propaganda Washington Post is reporting on really, really old news that they had absolutely no problem at all with 4 years ago when they firmly supported the Biden Crime Family and The Big Guy for Prez.

Kings of Tort and The Fall of the House of Zeus should be two required reading books for all USA high school students in order to graduate. Everyone should be taught exactly what the saying “a good lawyer knows the law but a great (corrupt) lawyer knows the judge” means.

And the definition of Extremely Severe Narcissistic Personality Disorder should include a photo and bio of permanently disbarred Richard F. “Dickie” Scruggs. The idea that a criminal convict could have the gall to question anyone else’s integrity proves without any doubt that Richard F. “Dickie” Scruggs has no clue at all what his place in society is today and forever (see Scruggs’ September tweet that Gov. “Reeves been lying,” “NE1 surprised” and just days ago “and this guy (Trump) wants us to trust him … again?”

Scruggs is literally too full of himself i.e. “narcissistic” and too stupid to crawl in a hole somewhere and just STFU. One would have to bet big that his his bro in law, Balducci, DeLaughter, Langston, Peters, et al wishes that he could just leave the planet somehow.

Anonymous said...

JusJust when you thought it would be impossible, there is a picture on Facebook posted today of Dickie, brother-in-law, former Sen. Trent Lott, son Zach Scruggs, and former Gov. Ray Mabus sitting together at the Peach Bowl.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for Dickie! He is paying big bucks for the #1 Transfer Portal class in the U.S. and our NIL deals.

Anonymous said...

Oh ,grow up people!

Of course, the children and relatives of wealthy,influential families expect people to try to use them for access or influence to their important relative.

It is a FOOL who expects that to work and every child of wealthy parents know they don't have to do a thing.

The "good" kids will resent the effort and check you off their list.

The "bad" kids will love having pick up tabs and laugh all the way to the bank with any money you gave them. Why should they do anything? If they weren't stupid, lazy or impaired, how do you expect them to be effective in any way?

We call them " poor little rich boys" for a reason. They are pitiful. You are giving them too much credit.

And Scruggs is a perfect example of a foolish man who didn't bother to learn what he didn't know about his " operating environment".

That's changing, of course, as we've elected bubble brains who are all ego and short on sense and who believe everyone " does it" works or is even reality. It's like Trump...IF he had bothered to work and learn how to behave in a civilized manner, he'd have been accepted like his first wife was. And, she WAS helping him but his brains are controlled below his belt.

Anonymous said...

@10:09pm - Word!

Money is the grease for all the wheels, gubmint and football included! Russia here we come!

Anonymous said...

RE: 12/31/23 8:55 PM----DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dick Scruggs is a good man. He made a huge mistake, paid the price, and ever since has contributed in many ways to better the lives of others.

Anonymous said...

743 --- HAHAHAHAHAHA. Good man!!! Made ONE mistake?

No, got caught making a couple of mistakes - many more were made and never saw the light of day.

Bribing a Judge is the reflection of "a good man???" Glad I don't have your view of the world.

Yes, after Dickie spent a few years in jail he is now back - still enjoying the 'fruits' of other's labors because he didn't lose any of his millions with the plea deal he arranged.

The contributions he is making today all are aimed at electing officials that would govern in his likeness (see Brandon Presley for the latest attempt) and purchasing employees to work under Lane Kiffen at Swayze Field.

Anonymous said...

7:43 PM’s “Dick Scruggs is a good man. He made a huge mistake” is a typical leftist Democrat response. Kind of like the comment here re another JJ article in August that the perp “MADE A MISTAKE” after a Canton Municipal Utilities Commissioner was busted for stealing catalytic converters then ”throwing (them) over the (Nissan) plant's fence to their accomplices.”

Leftist Democrats never do anything immoral because it was always just “a mistake.”

7:43 PM’s Scruggs “paid the price” with only six years in a federal prison and getting to keep his billion dollars is a pathetic joke so-called price paid. A well-known attorney stated after the white collar thug lawyers were busted in 07 that their shenanigans has been going on for a long time; said as an example it was a joke going before a certain judge when his old boss was representing either the plaintiff or the defendant.

It just doesn’t take much of a man to have “contributed in many ways to better the lives of others” when your political contacts allowed the keeping of ill-gotten gains. White collar thugs are experts at earning favors via philanthropy with the money they did not earn in moral and ethical ways.

When “Dick Scruggs” donates the vast majority of his excessive wealth to a real charity, stops questioning the trust of others and discontinues calling others liars, then, there might be a good man discussion to be had.

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” Matthew 7:1-51

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