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  #2940315 10-Jul-2022 10:13
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I personally think that's a moot point though, as claims of privilege don't really apply in his case. But I can see Bannon (the dropkick) wanting to drag this out as long as possible so he doesn't have to go to court.

 

But if I read this right, it sounds like Trump wants to cut this guy loose too? That would be, what? The fourth time he's "broken up" with him now? Only this time it may actually be permanent.


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  #2940320 10-Jul-2022 10:20
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I expect Bannon asked Trump to go this way as a face saving exercise for Bannon.

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  #2940341 10-Jul-2022 12:29
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He doesn't have a lot of leverage or capital at the moment, I feel. Sure, he's got his podcast (how many people listen?) but that only goes to the base that would have voted for Trump anyway. I highly doubt he appeals to the entire electorate banging on endlessly about electoral fraud and how America is so hard done-by in the world, etc etc.


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  #2940567 10-Jul-2022 22:11
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New York Times: Real Estate Firm Tied to Trump Inquiry Fined for Contempt of Court

The firm, Cushman & Wakefield, was ordered to pay $10,000 a day until it complies with a subpoena. It appraised several Trump properties that are at the center of the New York attorney general’s investigation.

...The contempt order comes at a critical moment in Ms. James’s investigation into whether Mr. Trump and his family business, the Trump Organization, fraudulently overstated the value of his golf clubs, hotels and other real estate properties in annual financial statements.

Next week, her investigators are scheduled to question Mr. Trump and two of his children under oath, the culmination of the three-year inquiry.
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New York Times: Jan. 6 Panel Questions Cipollone, Trump's former counsel, on Pardons and Trump’s Election Claims

...Tim Mulvey, a spokesman for the panel, said the committee “received critical testimony on nearly every major topic in its investigation, reinforcing key points regarding Donald Trump’s misconduct and providing highly relevant new information that will play a central role in its upcoming hearings.”

“This includes information demonstrating Donald Trump’s supreme dereliction of duty,” Mr. Mulvey said. “The testimony also corroborated key elements of Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony.”

The panel recorded Mr. Cipollone on video with potential plans to use clips of his testimony at upcoming hearings. Aides have begun strategizing about whether and where to adjust scripts to include key clips, one person said. The next hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.
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  #2940569 10-Jul-2022 22:20
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https://www.newsweek.com/trump-terrified-walls-closing-cipollone-hearing-mary-trump-1723158

 

I bet he is! I really enjoy watching the loudmouth narcissist bigot being made to squirm, although I do admit to feeling a bit of schadenfreude in doing so.


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  #2940582 11-Jul-2022 07:31
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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/01/capitol-insurrection-rosanne-boyland-how-and-why-did-she-die

 

A cautionary (and sad) tale of a young lass from Georgia who got well sucked into the Trump/QAnon rabbit hole of conspiracy theories and bs, and ended up paying for it with her life during the January 6 riot.


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  #2940699 11-Jul-2022 13:52
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quickymart:

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/01/capitol-insurrection-rosanne-boyland-how-and-why-did-she-die

 

A cautionary (and sad) tale of a young lass from Georgia who got well sucked into the Trump/QAnon rabbit hole of conspiracy theories and bs, and ended up paying for it with her life during the January 6 riot.

 

 

Read the comments for the documentary The Brainwashing of my Dad, there's over a thousand of them saying, over and over again, this is what happened to my father, my mother, my uncle, my brother... that stuff is an incredibly toxic and addictive drug, the anger and frustration it creates trigger the same dopamine release as drugs like cocaine, and since it originates from the brain's original limbic system it overrides the rational and moral brakes that the brain usually applies. So the people who have become hooked on this stuff are in a way drug addicts, it's just that the delivery mechanism is different to the usual chemical one.

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  #2940800 11-Jul-2022 19:07
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Oh look, the loudmouthed bigot (no, not Trump - his BFF) wants to testify now:

 

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2022/07/former-us-president-donald-trump-s-ex-advisor-steve-bannon-to-testify-in-congress-on-us-capitol-attack.html

 

I hope they don't give him a live, open mic to do it with - that would be absolutely stupid...luckily they've indicated this won't be the case.


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  #2940927 12-Jul-2022 10:15
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The Washington Post - The 5-Minute Fix: Why Steve Bannon suddenly wants to testify on Jan. 6

 

12 July 2022

 


Last year, it wasn’t exactly clear why former Donald Trump political adviser Stephen K. Bannon was refusing to cooperate with the Jan. 6 congressional committee. ...

 

Instead of talking to the committee about what he knows, he refused and is now facing jail time. 

 

It’s rare for the government to prosecute these kinds of cases, but next week Bannon is set to be the first person in decades to go to trial for not complying with a congressional subpoena.

 

And that’s when he suddenly did the about-face and told the committee he’d testify. Why? 

 

We can only speculate, but here are some plausible reasons he suddenly wants to talk. ...

 

1. Bannon may be getting nervous about his trial: ... he has very little in the way of defense. He claimed he was protected by executive privilege, but he was a private citizen at the time of the attack. ...

 

2. Trump wants his voice heard in the Jan. 6 hearings: The Jan. 6 committee has talked to plenty of people in Trump’s orbit, but it has yet to feature live witnesses sympathetic to Trump’s point of view. ...

 

 

 

 

EDIT

 

The Washington Post - Judge rejects Bannon’s bid to delay trial, executive-privilege claim

 

11 July 2022

 


A federal judge on Monday refused to delay Stephen K. Bannon’s trial next week after the Justice Department called an offer by the former Trump aide to testify before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection a “last-ditch attempt to avoid accountability” on charges of criminal contempt of Congress.

 

I see no reason for extending this case any longer,” U.S. District Judge Carl J. Nichols said in rejecting a host of Bannon’s defenses after a hearing, including his contention that Donald Trump had claimed executive privilege over his testimony and documents. ...

 

In an overnight filing, U.S. prosecutors urged Nichols to keep Bannon’s trial on track for July 18 and to withhold from jurors Bannon’s “sudden wish to testify,” which they called an 11th-hour ploy to airbrush away the conduct that spurred his prosecution.

 





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  #2940982 12-Jul-2022 10:31
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re point 2, that would only happen if he's allowed to testify live on TV, allowing him to espouse his white-nationalistic propaganda bs. I'm hoping they don't let him do that.

 

His defense that he was protected by "executive privilege" was never going to hold up in court anyway, maybe he's finally got to the point where he realises this is the case and he may as well get this over with.


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  #2941374 13-Jul-2022 08:13
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Day 7

 

The Washington Post - Trump tweet promoting Jan. 6 protest turned online planning ‘openly homicidal,’ panel says

 

breaking - headings only

 

Key updates

 

  • Cheney seemingly sends a message to Justice Department: “President Trump is a 76-year-old man. He is not an impressionable child. Just like everyone else in our country, he is responsible for his own actions and his own choices.”

  • Trump’s Labor Secretary Scalia, son of the late justice, advised him to concede

  • Cipollone [former White House counsel] said Trump should have conceded election

  • Aides urged Trump to end efforts after electoral college vote

  • Cipollone slammed plan to name Sidney Powell special counsel

  • [Trump's] ‘wild’ tweet kicked off right-wing media blitz [see main headline above]

  • Trump allies suggested smart thermostats were used to hack voting machines

  • Pro-Trump message board encouraged rioters to bring weapons to Capitol

  • Committee paints vivid picture of ‘unhinged’ Oval Office meeting

  • Ex-Twitter employee says company leaders ‘relished’ being Trump’s favorite platform

  • Twitter employee warned platform ‘people were going to die’ if they didn’t intervene

  • Trump allies Stone, Flynn had ties to Proud Boys and Oath Keepers

  • Trump added Pence pressure to speech after calling him ‘wimp’ on phone

  • 2 days after election, Stone used encrypted group chat to coordinate efforts to overturn result 

  • Ex-Oath Keepers member says leader saw Trump’s messages as ‘nod’ to act

  • Committee shows how Trump barreled through warnings

  • Brad Parscale [former Trump campaign manager] said Trump’s rally speech was ‘asking for civil war’

  • Trump tried to call an [unnamed] Jan. 6 witness after last hearing, Cheney says




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  #2941379 13-Jul-2022 08:40
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I wonder who he tried to call? That Cassidy girl? He must be getting quite panicked if he's resorting to this.


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  #2941392 13-Jul-2022 09:27
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quickymart:  I wonder who he tried to call? That Cassidy girl? He must be getting quite panicked if he's resorting to this.

 

 

 

 

The Washington Post - The 5-Minute Fix - takeaways from a Jan. 6 hearing on extremism

 


Did Trump engage in witness tampering?

 

Cheney said that after the last hearing - featuring former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson - Trump tried to call an unnamed witness ( “one you haven’t seen yet.” ). 

 

The committee referred information about this call to the Justice Department  ... Witness tampering is something the Justice Department usually takes very seriously. 

 

 

 





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  #2941420 13-Jul-2022 11:55
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https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/12/politics/trump-2024-presidency-announcement-gop-midterm-strategy/index.html

 

A number of Republicans are telling Trump to hold off announcing a 2024 bid, at least until this year's midterm elections are over.


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