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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ^ The Democrat cabal of pedophiles have their secret meetings in the basement of the Alamo?
    Is there a pizza parlour or a porn shop nearby?

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    Looks like they're expecting trouble on inauguration day.
    The FBI is tracking an “extensive amount of concerning online chatter,” including calls for armed protests leading up to next week's presidential inauguration, Director Chris Wray said Thursday.

    Wray, in his first public appearance since the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, said in a security briefing for Vice President Mike Pence that the FBI remains concerned about the potential for violence at protests and rallies in Washington and in state capitols around the country.

    Those events could bring armed individuals near government buildings and elected officials, Wray warned, while also noting, “One of the real challenges in this space is trying to distinguish what’s aspirational versus what’s intentional."


    Wray said the FBI was receiving a “significant” amount of information that it was pushing out to other law enforcement agencies ahead of the inauguration. Information-sharing is critical before any significant public event like the inauguration, but the issue is receiving particular scrutiny because of signs law enforcement was unprepared for the violent, deadly surge at the Capitol by loyalists of President Donald Trump.

    Federal officials have warned local law enforcement agencies that the riot at the Capitol is likely to inspire others with violent intentions.

    “We're looking at individuals who may have an eye towards repeating that same kind of violence that we saw last week,” Wray said, adding that since January 6, the FBI has identified over 200 suspects.

    “We know who you are. If you're out there, an FBI agent is coming to find you," he added.

    States nationwide have already been stepping up security in preparation for possible armed protests and violence this weekend, particularly at statehouses amid legislative sessions and inaugural ceremonies. Officials are reassessing their security plans for high-risk targets and police in major cities are preparing to be put on tactical alert if necessary. An FBI bulletin earlier this week warned of potential armed protests in all 50 states.

    To monitor threats, share intelligence and decide how to allocate resources, the FBI during the inauguration will operate a round-the-clock command post at headquarters and at each of its 56 field offices, Wray said.

    “Our posture is aggressive, and it's going to stay that way through the inauguration,” he said.

    Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen attended a separate briefing Thursday at the FBI's Strategic Information and Operations Center, where he was briefed on specifics of the inauguration security plan and met with FBI leaders for an update on the investigations.
    FBI tracking 'extensive' online chatter about armed protests

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    One of the real challenges in this space is trying to distinguish whatís aspirational versus whatís intentional."
    Indeed, but I suggest that after the events of last week treat all chatter as intentional. Just like airport security does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Indeed, but I suggest that after the events of last week treat all chatter as intentional.
    ...agree: evidence for later butt-nailing...

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    Interesting prospect.
    What happens if Trump imposes martial law between now and the 20th or signs an executive order banning security forces from Capitol grounds or some other outrageous order.


    My Pillow founder and Trump supporter Mike Lindell was photographed entering the West Wing of the White House on Friday, carrying notes which seemed to advocate the imposition of martial law.

    Donald Trump will be replaced as president in five days’ time, by Joe Biden. Trump continues to baselessly claim his election defeat by the Democrat was the result of electoral fraud.
    The president has now said he disavows the violence he incited at the US Capitol last week when he urged a mob of his supporters to march on the building. The resulting deadly attack on the Capitol led to his second impeachment.

    Amid proliferating reports of plots to kidnap and kill lawmakers, and with further demonstrations by Trump supporters reportedly planned around inauguration day, Trump remains at the White House unable to use social media and apparently estranged from many of his closest advisers.

    Lindell has risen to prominence among allies urging the president on in his attempts to deny reality. On his Facebook page on Friday, the mustachioed seller of sleep aids wrote: “Keep the faith everyone! We will have our president Donald Trump 4 more years!’

    Later a Washington Post photographer caught images of Lindell in which parts of notes he carried were visible. Among visible text were the words “Insurrection Act now as a result of the assault on the”, “martial law if necessary” and “Move Kash Patel to CIA Acting”.

    The notes also referred to Sidney Powell, an attorney and conspiracy theorist involved in Trump campaign lawsuits meant to overturn election results in battleground states, almost all of which have been unsuccessful.

    The notes seemed to advocate naming an attorney named Colon, described as “up to speed on election issues” and seemingly based at “Fort Mead”, to a national security role. A current LinkedIn page indicates that a Frank Colon is currently senior attorney-cyber operations for the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade, based at Fort Meade, Maryland.

    Trump allies, among them the political dirty trickster Roger Stone, have previously advocated the imposition of martial law in the event of electoral defeat.

    Kash Patel is a Trump loyalist who after the election was moved to the Department of Defense, where he has been accused of obstructing the transition to Biden.

    The White House pool reporter said Lindell refused to answer questions about his visit on Friday.

    Earlier, apparently in error, Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani tweeted a message in which he claimed to be “working with the FBI to expose and place total blame on John and the 226 members of antifa that instigated the Capitol ‘riot’”.

    It was not clear which “John” Giuliani meant. The FBI has rubbished Republican claims that leftwing groups, collectively known as “antifa”, were to blame for the attack on the Capitol. Giuliani himself addressed Trump supporters before the riot, telling them he wanted “trial by combat”.

    The message Giuliani tweeted ended: “I can see what I can do with Kash, I wish I had.”
    Trump ally Mike Lindell of MyPillow pushes martial law at White House | Donald Trump | The Guardian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Interesting prospect.
    What happens if Trump imposes martial law between now and the 20th or signs an executive order banning security forces from Capitol grounds or some other outrageous order.
    I hope he does so they can take him away in a straightjacket.

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    ^^ As I said before, we are dealing with hardcore fascists. They are looking for something spectacular to bring in martial law. And that something spectacular - a Reishstag moment - could mean anything, including the killing of an elected official, which the fascists would then blame on the AntiFa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elche View Post
    a "Reishstag" moment
    If you did mean the "Reichstag" fire in 1933 - our expert with Reichstag roots will surely correct you - it's better to prepare the "moment" properly, not to leave it to the mob only...There are so many such "moments" (read false flags) that can be learned from, all of them fulfilled their purpose (USS Maine in Havana, Gliewitz in Poland, Tonkin, you name it...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    What happens if Trump imposes martial law between now and the 20th or signs an executive order banning security forces from Capitol grounds or some other outrageous order.
    About the only thing the fuckwit can order is a pizza. Anything else and he will be ignored. All the forces that are in DC are local or state law enforcement folks.

    The US military has made it very clear to bonespurs their position so Martial Law aint' gonna happen.

    "As Service Members, we must embody the values and ideals of the Nation. We support and defend the Constitution. Any act to disrupt the Constitutional process is not only against our traditions, values, and oath; it is against the law.

    On January 20, 2021, in accordance with the Constitution, confirmed by the states and the courts, and certified by Congress, President-elect Biden will be inaugurated and will become our 46th Commander in Chief."

    Joint Chiefs of Staff issue letter to Joint Force in response to January 6 assault on U.S. Capitol > Sixteenth Air Force <br> (Air Forces Cyber) > News
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Justice Clarence Thomas reveals some sympathy for Trump's baseless fraud claims

    By Joan Biskupic, CNN legal analyst & Supreme Court biographer

    Updated 5:46 PM ET, Mon February 22, 2021

    (CNN)Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday claimed election fraud is a threat to America, revealing in a forceful dissent some support for former President Donald Trump and Republicans who have refused to accept the result of the 2020 election.

    A longtime conservative, Thomas' legal views naturally aligned with the Trump administration. But his dissent stands out for how much it subscribed to the Trump worldview of fraud, a notion debunked by election law experts and that has failed overwhelmingly in dozens of state and federal court challenges.

    "We are fortunate that many of the cases we have seen alleged only improper rule changes, not fraud. But that observation provides only small comfort," Thomas said, dissenting as the court rejected a long-pending challenge to Pennsylvania mail-in voting procedures.

    "An election free from strong evidence of systemic fraud is not alone sufficient for election confidence," Thomas wrote.

    In his 11-page dissent on Monday, Thomas referred to "fraud" 10 times and emphasized alleged flaws in ballots that arrive by mail. He said review of them may be particularly subjective, for example on the validity of signatures, and require state officials to sift through millions of ballots. Each state determines its own election procedures, for balloting in person or by mail, within the safeguards of the federal Voting Rights Act and Constitution.

    "The decision to leave election law hidden beneath a shroud of doubt is baffling," he wrote. "By doing nothing, we invite further confusion and erosion of voter confidence. Our fellow citizens deserve better and expect more of us."

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    The constitutional question with Pennsylvania

    The Supreme Court has generally sidestepped Trump election controversies, and even as Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented and said the majority should hear the Pennsylvania dispute to clarify rules for the future, they declined to mention fraud or voter irregularities on the ground and did not join Thomas' dissent.
    The court denied an appeal by Republicans objecting to a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision that allowed ballots received up to three days after Election Day to be counted. Their order was unsigned, but the majority presumably consisted of Chief Justice John Roberts and fellow conservative Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett and liberal Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

    The legal question centered on the power of a state court to alter electoral rules. Alito and Gorsuch insisted that open-ended query should be resolved, especially because it could arise in future elections. Thomas went further to suggest the GOP challengers could win their case.

    "Because the Federal Constitution, not state constitutions, gives state legislatures authority to regulate federal elections," Thomas wrote, "petitioners presented a strong argument that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision violated the Constitution by overriding the clearly expressed intent of the legislature."

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    I find it rich that Republicans, who are all for States rights, want the Federal government to step in and tell the States how to run their elections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    I find it rich that Republicans, who are all for States rights, want the Federal government to step in and tell the States how to run their elections.
    The republicans don't want the federal government to interfere, except when it comes to their pet issues, such as religion, reproduction rights, sex, marriage. etc.

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    Trump will return even after the massive scam, just watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    Trump will return even after the massive scam, just watch.
    *Narrators Voice*: But actually he wouldn't and didn't...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    Trump will return even after the massive scam, just watch.

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    How,s Arizona going for you, missing Trump yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    How,s Arizona going for you, missing Trump yet.
    not bad

    Arizona counties find fewer than 200 possible voter fraud cases among 3m 2020 ballots
    Findings undermine Trumpís claims after Biden beat him by more than 10,000 votes in state
    Arizona counties find fewer than 200 possible voter fraud cases among 3m 2020 ballots | Arizona | The Guardian

    You are seriously delusional.

    (and why would anyone miss Trump?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    missing Trump yet.
    Fuck no.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    How,s Arizona going for you
    Good, but not so well for you trumpanzee morons.

    Judge pulls back the curtain on Arizona Republicans' sham election audit

    Judge pulls back the curtain on Arizona's sham election audit


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Arizona counties find fewer than 200 possible voter fraud cases among 3m 2020 ballots | Arizona | The Guardian

    You are seriously delusional.
    Do you truly expect to read something delusional from The Guardian?

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