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This year, SCANDAL will once again be holding their annual event, “Band Yarou Yo!! Vol.6”! It will take place at the Akasaka BLITZ, with its first wave of guests already confirmed.

Our organisers of the live, SCANDAL will perform, along with rock band, SUPER BEAVER and 2014’s Copy-Band and Vocalist Contest grand prix winners, Hikahoric. More artists are expected to be announced in due time.

The live will be held on 19th July (Sun), at Tokyo’s Akasaka BLITZ. Doors to open at 4PM, and the live to start at 5PM (JST). Each ticket is ¥4,300 (excl drinks at ¥500). Early sales to begin for Kitty Mail Magazine subscribers (17th Apr~), SCANDAL MANIA members (30th Apr~) and CLUB SCANDAL members (14th May). General sales to begin from 13th June onwards.

All info from SCANDAL’s official website HERE. To look back on previous ‘Band Yarou Yo!!’ happenings, the tag is HERE.

Surprise! DOJ will not seek criminal contempt charges against Lois Lerner

I know you’ll be shocked, shocked to learn that the “non partisan” Department of Justice will not seek criminal contempt charges against Lois Lerner.

From Politico:

The Justice Department will not seek criminal contempt charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner, the central figure in a scandal that erupted over whether the tax agency improperly targeted conservative political groups.
Ronald Machen, the former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, told House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a seven-page letter this week that he would not bring a criminal case to a grand jury over Lerner’s refusal to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in March 2014. The House approved a criminal contempt resolution against Lerner in May 2014, and Machen’s office has been reviewing the issue since then.
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Lerner and other IRS officials, however, are still under investigation by the FBI for the tea party targeting matter — which is a separate probe entirely.
Lerner cited her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself during congressional testimony on March 5, 2014, although then-Oversight Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said she had waived that right by giving an opening statement at a hearing 10 months earlier when she asserted her innocence. Issa wanted her charged by the Justice Department with criminal contempt of Congress for failing to answer questions about her role in the scandal.

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This woman used one of the largest arms of the federal government to target Obama’s political opponents, then illegally deleted the evidence, then lied about it under oath. What else could she possibly have done for the DOJ to seek charges? Ugh.

anonymous asked:

Katrina, I am puzzled about something! In S1, E1, Olivia slaps the crap out of Fitz when she finds out he lied about sleeping with AT. She had left WH some months before & comes back to handle a problem for a client, right? Yet, when she finds out the truth, she gets upset with Fitz the man, not the client. Why? if she is a single woman free to have relationships with anyone, shouldn't she expect the same from him? Why get upset with Fitz? But, Fitz has no claim over her fidelity? Thoughts?

1. When “Sweet Baby” aired, Fitz was about 1.5 years into his presidency. So Olivia had left well over a year ago, and Cy’s wedding had happened months after she left. Whether or not they saw each other between the wedding and the visit to Camp David in 101, we are unclear. There’s plenty of story to tell in that regard.

2. Fitz is a married man, not a single man. Plus, he’s not a poon-chasing dog like his daddy. His relationship with Olivia was never about sex.

3. Listen to the words Olivia used after she slapped Fitz. Her anger wasn’t about the sex, it was the lie and the breach of trust. She compromised herself because she still loves him and wanted to believe him. She never left his side, remember? Secondly, the concern over the dog and reference to Sweet Baby indicated she feared he actually cared about the girl, or led her to believe he did. That, she could not abide.