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  #2947204 28-Jul-2022 09:30
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Vanity Fair: Report: the Department of Justice, DOJ, is investigating Trump as part of its January 6 criminal probe, and yes, that’s a big f--king deal

One of the uniquely enraging things about Donald Trump is his lifelong ability to evade responsibility for every underhanded, unethical, likely criminal thing he’s ever done. Whether it’s refusing to pay his bills, paying hush money to a porn star in the midst of a presidential campaign, dodging taxes, or any other of the hundreds—nay, thousands—of things normal people would face consequences for, Trump basically never has. And while he might continue to get away with it all, like an organized crime boss eluding the feds or a cockroach surviving a nuclear blast, his chances of doing so are significantly worse today than they were yesterday.

The Washington Post reports that as part of its criminal probe of the plot to overturn the 2020 election, the Department of Justice has been investigating Trump. According to two people familiar with the matter, in recent days, prosecutors interviewing witnesses before a grand jury have asked “hours of detailed questions about meetings Trump led in December 2020 and January 2021; his pressure campaign on [Mike] Pence to overturn the election; and what instructions Trump gave his lawyers and advisers about fake electors and sending electors back to the states.” Among the witnesses answering questions has been Pence’s former chief of staff, Marc Short, and his chief legal counsel, Greg Jacob.

As noted earlier this week, when it was revealed that Short and Jacob had been interviewed by a grand jury, these particular individuals have significant insight into Trump’s plot to overturn the election—and their cooperation should, arguably, scare the crap out of the ex-president.
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  #2947210 28-Jul-2022 09:40
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Sorry, this was too good not to share.

 

Donald Trump engaged a psychic to ask how he'd fare in the 2024 election. She fell into a trance and after several minutes began to speak. "I see a Washington parade in your honor. Hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets. Everyone is smiling, cheering, and waving American flags. Millions more are watching the event on television, across the country and around the world. There is a great feeling of excitement and profound joy. I see Melania, she has the biggest smile on her face and she's clapping."
With that, Trump said smugly, "I hope my hair looks OK. How's my hair?"
She replied, "I can't tell. It's a closed casket."





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'If you believe in things that you don't understand, then you suffer.' Stevie Wonder - 'Superstition'

 

 


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  #2947474 28-Jul-2022 16:19
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kingdragonfly: re "if Trump literally did shoot someone on the street (say, in downtown Palm Beach)"

I see Florida is mentioned. Being Florida someone found it necessary to post this detailed web page.

Only in America

 

 

And Somalia. And Yemen. And Syria. And South Sudan. And Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

 

So they're in good company really.

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  #2947579 28-Jul-2022 21:17
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neb:
I see Florida is mentioned [about the legality of shooting a car thief]. Only in America


And Somalia. And Yemen. And Syria. And South Sudan. And Democratic Republic of Congo.

So they're in good company really.


In 2018, Trump complained that Nigerian immigrants would never “go back to their huts” and Haitians “all have aids. Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out.”

When talking about immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries in a new immigration package, Trump asked “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

I guess when you standing waist-high in shit, it's easier to point than get cleaned up.

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  #2947696 29-Jul-2022 08:58
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More "patriot phones". Note the similarity in apps. The weasel words "free speech phone", "designed to protect and serve". All claiming privacy. But wait until alt-right people in position of power can read your messages... 

 

Privacy | Unplugged

 

Liberty Ghost Phone | Liberty Phones (libertyblockchain.com)

 

The "Privacy" phone has a dark history behind it

 

I am sure the Nazis would've loved to be able to look at what their supporters were talking about all the time... 





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  #2947701 29-Jul-2022 09:11
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kingdragonfly:

 

When talking about immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries in a new immigration package, Trump asked “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

 

I guess they will feel right at home in the biggest shithole country in the world.


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  #2947751 29-Jul-2022 11:03
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freitasm:

 

More "patriot phones". Note the similarity in apps. The weasel words "free speech phone", "designed to protect and serve". All claiming privacy. But wait until alt-right people in position of power can read your messages... 

 

Privacy | Unplugged

 

Liberty Ghost Phone | Liberty Phones (libertyblockchain.com)

 

The "Privacy" phone has a dark history behind it

 

I am sure the Nazis would've loved to be able to look at what their supporters were talking about all the time... 

 

 

I would think it's a very small market. Most of the potential customers don't have the mental capacity to operate a smart phone.


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  #2947802 29-Jul-2022 13:13
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https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/reidout-blog/trump-immunity-civil-lawsuits-jan-6-rcna40431

 

Is this guy for real? He's seeking immunity (somehow) from civil suits off the back of the riot he instigated?? What planet is he on??? 😠


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  #2947815 29-Jul-2022 13:31
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quickymart:  Is this guy for real? ... What planet is he on??? 😠

 

 

 

 

Planet Trump

 





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  #2947938 29-Jul-2022 15:22
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I finished reading Thank You For Your Servitude yesterday. A highly entertaining read and I recommend it.

 

Another passage towards the end made me think about Trump and his supporters or "my people" (aka the MAGA crowd):

 

“The people Trump despises most love him the most,” said the radio legend Howard Stern, who hosted Trump for years on his show. “He'd be disgusted by them. Go to Mar-a-Lago, see if there's any people who look like you. I'm talking to you in the audience.”
You hear variations on this theme: Trump expressing contempt for the “bull---t” prayer rituals of his most fervent evangelical followers; Trump talking about how much he dislikes shaking hands with “these disgusting people,” meaning his supporters. I have no desire to plumb Trump's psyche any more than I have. But I suspect the codependency at work here between Trump and his minions runs deeper than the glib “they love him and he hates them” explanations.

 

He must have some really special relationship with his followers, if he hates them that much. Are they blinded by, well, I don't know what really. Come to think of it, what is Trump's appeal to them? He sure as hell doesn't like them.


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  #2947948 29-Jul-2022 15:36
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quickymart:

 

He must have some really special relationship with his followers, if he hates them that much. Are they blinded by, well, I don't know what really. Come to think of it, what is Trump's appeal to them? He sure as hell doesn't like them.

 

 

It is just a variant on domestic abuse. Bullies despise the people who let them get away with it, especially if their victims try to appease them. The more servile, the more adoring, the more contempt. Trump respects no-one because he never gets held to account. His victims worship him all the more, because he can do what they can't, and at least that way they get to touch the auora.

 

 





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  #2948008 29-Jul-2022 16:04
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TRUMP SAYS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CAN'T PROVE HE EVER ACTED AS A PRESIDENT

 

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report): Predicting that “their case is about to fall apart,” Donald J. Trump claimed that the Department of Justice has “zero proof” that he ever acted as a President.

 

“This is the greatest witch hunt of all time,” Trump told Fox News’s Sean Hannity. “Merrick Garland and the D.O.J. will never, ever find evidence of me doing something Presidential. This is like accusing Rudy Giuliani of being a lawyer.”

 

As for the White House aides who have been called before a grand jury, Trump said, “If any of them come up with even one example of me being a President, they’re lying.”

 

Calling the D.O.J.’s investigation of him a “disgrace,” he warned, “If I can be accused of being a President, then so can anyone. This should never be allowed to happen in our country.”





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  #2948022 29-Jul-2022 16:45
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From Wikipedia:

"Michael Hammer is a fictional character created by the American author Mickey Spillane. Hammer debuted in the 1947 book I, the Jury. Hammer is a no-holds-barred private investigator who carries a Colt .45 pistol"

Politico: Opinion | Why Rupert Murdoch Is Finally Done with Donald Trump

The slow learners at the New York Post and Wall Street Journal editorial pages had a revelation on Friday. As if synchronized to sing the same tune at the same time by their owner, Rupert Murdoch, they cited the proceedings of the Jan. 6 Committee to conclude that Donald Trump had failed to uphold his oath to defend and protect the Constitution.

How could Murdoch, whose editorial pages and Fox News Channel defended Trump for the past six years, have suddenly turned on the former president so viciously? As I, the Jury’s detective Mike Hammer said to love interest Charlotte Manning when she asked the same question as he gut-shot her dead, “It was easy.”

...Murdoch has no friends. He has no loyalties. He has no principles. And never has. His support of politicians has always been transactional and extractive. Now entering the final days of his political career, Trump is expendable, making the Post’s and Journal’s twin discoveries in the same moment of Trump’s crimes against the Constitution a convenient cover story for the orange man. Murdoch has always been a political cad, swooning and then dumping his political partners when a better-looking one comes along. Murdoch’s next fling looks to be Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, whom Fox News has slathered with positive attention in recent months.
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  #2948027 29-Jul-2022 16:53
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Following up my previous thread, from Murdoch's New York Post today.

New York Post: Donald Trump says ‘nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11’ at Saudi-backed tournament

Former President Donald Trump defended hosting the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series at his Bedminster, NJ course on Thursday, brushing off criticism from families of 9/11 victims by saying “nobody’s gotten to the bottom” of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

With families set to protest the event on Friday, ESPN pressed the 45th president for a response to the controversy.

“Well, nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11, unfortunately, and they should have as to the maniacs that did that horrible thing to our city, to our country, to our world,” Trump said. “So nobody’s really been there.”

...For many Americans – particularly the family members of 9/11 victims – Saudi Arabia is the nation most directly responsible for the attacks on New York and Washington that killed 3,000 people 21 years ago. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers who deliberately crashed planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., were Saudi nationals — as was Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden.

In a letter to the former president this week, a victims’ families group pointed out that even Trump himself had once accused the kingdom of being behind the atrocity.

“Who blew up the World Trade Center?” Trump told Fox News in a 2016 interview. “It wasn’t the Iraqis — it was Saudi. Take a look at Saudi Arabia. Open the documents.”
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  #2948462 30-Jul-2022 20:53
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Trump Has The Worst Plan On How To End Homelessness

Trump has a genius idea to solve the homelessness crisis.


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