Loose Lips

D.C. Council Punts on HTJ Meeting

Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown inexplicably inserted himself into today's Harry Thomas Jr. news just now.

Brown called his colleagues together for a 4 p.m powwow on what to do about Tommy. But only six of his colleagues could make the meeting on short notice, so Brown decided to reschedule until Monday.

Except he did this in public, allowing himself to being filmed by multiple TV cameras while he refused to answer reporters' shouted questions. Exactly why is beyond LL, but look for Brown to make a cameo in the coverage on the 11 p.m. broadcasts.

Meanwhile, back in Langdon, FBI agents finally left Thomas' house around 5:45 p.m. Thomas' lawyer, Fred Cooke Jr., was joined on the scene by Karl Racine, who is now also representing the councilmember. By then, LL and his colleagues were long gone, but reports from other media types still hanging around made it sound like LL didn't miss much.

LL's got calls and emails out to Cooke and Racine, but hasn't heard back yet. If any more news breaks over the weekend, we'll be updating here.

  • Southeast Ken

    What a mess our city is in and an embarrassment to D.C. voters.

    Can someone please tell me, why was Cherita Whiting was on ABC7 News defending Ward 4 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.? Cherita lives in Ward 4 and she's an ex-felon convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from a previous employer. Cherita Whiting needs to take her fake hair and nails somewhere and hide out of the public sight. The nerve of this woman, Cherita Whiting.

  • Southeast Ken

    Correction:

    What a mess our city is in and an embarrassment to D.C. voters.

    Can someone please tell me, why was Cherita Whiting on ABC7 News defending Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.? Cherita lives in Ward 4 and she's an ex-felon convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from a previous employer. Cherita Whiting needs to take her fake hair and nails somewhere and hide out of the public sight. The nerve of this woman, Cherita Whiting.

  • Truth Hurts

    Too late for Kwame and other council members who've remained silent about Harry "f... the kids" Thomas. Same goes for mayor one city.

    Spineless enablers.

  • One That cares

    To Mr. Anthony Thomas of Atlanta, Ga: The sperm donner who has acted more like an enemy than a father will soon get his just rewards. Some will call it the Boomerang Effect, others may call it the revolving door of Karma, many will call it the "chickens are coming home to roost", the Good Book calls it "one reaping what one has sewn". But through all this public drama, you need to drop the pains of the past and to embrace your bright future as you graduate from Morehouse College. Don't let evil people twist your thinking nor dictate your life. Learn from the past but charge forward to bring the music of your soul to this world. Remember "You're a Rock Star"! Seek Wisdom and Stand with Love, Hope, and Charity. By doing this, you will always be right with God and Man.

  • One That cares

    To Mr. Kendrick Thomas of Washington, DC: From Day One the entire Thomas family has acted as if you didn't exist (all except your Aunt and Uncle). The pain and hurt of being treated like the "black sheep" of the family has exhausted you with frustration. But do not fret now, you are a strong man who has been tried by fiery trials and temptations. You are ready to do great things for the community and to serve as a Metropolitan Police Officer. Your heart for people and your mind for reason and logic will carry you far. Don't let past ill treatment weigh you down from your calling...shake it off as dust on your jacket. Your ability to now rise above the crowd is needed. Stay focused, stay strong, stay true. Rememeber, it is not how you begin the race that really matters but how you finish it. Run through the things and people that weigh you down, keep your eyes on the prize, stay on the path of righteousness. At the end, you will be a blessing to your community and a hope for all who know you.

  • DC5

    @ One That "Cares": yeah, it's obvious you "care" by putting these kids' business on the 'net. And that's supposed to help them how? You don't care 'bout nothing but your self...

  • Truth hurts

    Agree with DC5. Leave his family alone. I've seen nothing that suggests they need answer for the sins of the father.

  • John

    Kwame Brown and the council have done nothing about Thomas until the Feds step up the action and now they want to act? Too little, too late, bunch of no ethics self serving egotists.

  • PLEASE HELPUS

    SOUTHEAST KEN...WHY ARE YOU SO BOTHERED BY A WOMAN WHO WAS SUPPORTING HER FIREND...BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE ANY AND ARE ON HERE EVERYDAY WITH NOTHING ELSE TO DO?
    FOR YOU TO BE A MAN...YOU SURE ACT LIKE A WOMAN.

  • PLEASE HELPUS

    AND I MET TO WRITE FRIEND...BUT YOUR COMMENTS ARE ALL ABOUT A WOMAN WHO HAS RISEN FROM HER PAST AND DONE MANY THINGS FOR THIS CITY...WHAT HAVE YOU DONE...AND FOR YOU TO BE A MAN...WELL MAYBE!

  • councilworker

    Southeast Ken are you for real check your dress at the door for talking down about a woman whose do nothing to you and I would bet you don't even know Cherita. For the record her hair is real all of us women wear weaves from time to time shows how much you know because she been removed hers. Also everyone knows her nails are real. Maybe you should grow some hair, nails and balls because I know you would say any of this to her face because she eould bust you in yours while you hiding behind a fake name. Your jealous of a woman..get help!

  • SaveWard7

    Okay one down, at least three more in Ward 7 to go! gray, kwami, yvette! Pack your bags!

  • Blevins

    @councilworker:"shows how much you know because she been removed hers"...

    Wow. SMH.

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