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    This guy makes a couple of good points.
    That what it is is a dog whistle to those lunatics who seriously believe Trump's still the president and that he's actually breaking the law.

    “If we stop testing right now we’d have very few cases, if any.” Donald J Trump.

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    Steve Bannon indicted.

    Remember during Benghazi when Obama claimed executive privilege and went to court to withhold documents and Hillary refused to testify?

    Nope me either because innocent people with nothing to hide don't do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Steve Bannon indicted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Or the Supreme court rules in Trumps favour.
    Won't happen if it even gets that far up the chain. In it's entire history the SC has never ruled in favor of blocking a Congressional subpeona for Presidential documents. This court is not going to open that bag of worms by setting a precident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Steve Bannon indicted
    Hope the snake throws Trump under a very large bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Won't happen if it even gets that far up the chain. In it's entire history the SC has never ruled in favor of blocking a Congressional subpeona for Presidential documents. This court is not going to open that bag of worms by setting a precident.
    There have been a lot of firsts for this shower of republican shite.

    For a start they have two members of the court that shouldn't even be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    There have been a lot of firsts for this shower of republican shite.

    For a start they have two members of the court that shouldn't even be there.

    You might want to share the point it is your opinion not fact that they shouldn’t even be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    You might want to share the point it is your opinion not fact that they shouldn’t even be there.
    You might want to stop being an apologist wanker.

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    "New documents show Trump Admin silenced CDC at start of pandemic, tried to alter expert scientific reports, and then tried to delete evidence they were doing so."

    House committee releases new evidence from investigation into Trump administration interference with CDC during Covid-19 pandemic - CNNPolitics

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    Trump is trying to delay the documents coming out for one reason:

    To fund raise off of. He's never been personally held accountable for anything in his life, so in his mind who cares if the docs are released, so he's using this to benefit him personally. He gets to play the "victim" and the cash flows on in. His lawyers know is legal play is complete BS, so why not cash in while they can?

    And in the end, he literally could be recorded as saying "Let's crush American democracy and stage a coup to overthrow the election results" and his supporters wouldn't give a fook. Let's face it, anyone that believed that Mexico would pay for the wall shouldn't be allowed a driver's license and that covers about 40% of the US.
    "I was a good student. I comprehend very well, OK, better than I think almost anybody," - President Trump comparing his legal knowledge to a Federal judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Let's face it, anyone that believed that Mexico would pay for the wall shouldn't be allowed a driver's license and that covers about 40% of the US.
    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    You might want to stop being an apologist wanker.

    You might want to disclose that your opinions don’t count in who should be on the SC.

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    I wonder how much jail time he's prepared to do to be a "martyr".

    A defiant Steve Bannon, former president Donald Trump's long-time advisor, turned himself into the FBI on Monday to face charges of contempt of Congress after refusing to testify on the 6 January Capitol assault.

    "This is all noise," he said of his indictment, as he arrived at the FBI's Washington field office.
    "I want you guys to stay focused on the message," he said, promoting his "War Room" website. "We're taking down the Biden regime."

    On Friday a federal grand jury indicted Mr Bannon, 67, for refusing to testify or supply documents to the House Select Committee investigating the violent attack on the US Congress by Trump supporters.

    Investigators believe Mr Bannon and other aides and advisors to Mr Trump could have information on links between the White House and the mob that invaded the Capitol, on the day it was due to certify Joe Biden as winner of the November 2020 presidential election.

    Mr Bannon was charged with two counts of contempt, each one carrying a penalty of one month to one year in jail.

    Steve Bannon turns himself in to face Capitol riot probe charges




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    ^ At 67 with the prospect of a possible 2-years in jail . . . he should think hard about turning over documents




    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    You might want to disclose that your opinions don’t count in who should be on the SC.
    This is where you're wrong, as usual. Harry is the only Brit with express permission by the Supreme Court to decide who should be on the Supreme Court. It's in the Hansard, which in itself also has decision-making powers as a little-known relic of colonialism.

    You should really inform yourself.

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    The bully who pulls the levers of Trump's mind never learns

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    Some people never grow out of their inner bully. Some choose not to move on from victimizing behavior. And some are forever defined by insecurities that lead to the need to browbeat those who might outshine them. To be sure, many Americans have come to view former President Trump as such a bully.

    Rather than argue a case on its merits or point out the missteps of a person's actions or opinion, Trump often resorts to schoolyard name-calling. It's a loathsome tactic by anyone trying to win an argument but particularly repugnant and demeaning coming from one who holds - or did hold - the nation's highest office.

    Trump recently put this knee-jerk reaction on display yet again when he went after three of his favorite targets: The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley. Woodward and Costa wrote about him in their book "Peril" and reported in that book that Milley called his counterpart in the People's Republic of China to assure him there was no cause for alarm following the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol. (Milley has said the calls were "routine.")

    In a statement attacking the three men, Trump used words including "con man," "lightweight lapdog assistant," "craggy smug face" and "treason."
    When we encounter name-calling and bullying by a 7-year-old in the schoolyard, we tend to excuse it as the behavior of an underdeveloped mind. When we experience it from a 75-year-old man who was president of the United States - to paraphrase the late Stephen Sondheim - it's time to "Send in the Therapists."

    Irresponsibly attempting to attach the word "treason" to a decorated military leader such as Milley brings to mind Trump's criticisms of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Of McCain's loss to former President Obama in 2008, Trump said, "He lost. He let us down. ... I never liked him as much after that. ... I don't like losers." When reminded that McCain was a war hero, Trump responded, "He is not a war hero. ... He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured."
    For those who may have forgotten, McCain served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. As he was flying his 23rd combat mission over North Vietnam, his A4E Skyhawk was shot down. He broke both arms and a leg and, once captured by the enemy, was beaten and bayoneted and forced into solitary confinement for two years. He refused early release for propaganda purposes unless his fellow American POWs also were released and was held prisoner for another five years. Trump's indefensible comments remind us that he managed to avoid the Vietnam War and military service altogether.

    Why would someone like Trump - who was hanging out in wealthy establishments in Manhattan while McCain was a prisoner of war - dare to besmirch the senator's service? One possible explanation is that Trump simply can't help himself. Even knowing he will inflict damage on his reputation or his cause, the bully in him is compelled to strike out. It's likely one reason that Trump lost Arizona in the 2020 election.

    And now Trump continues to shamefully attach the word "treason" to a four-star general. Milley has held multiple command and staff positions in eight divisions and special forces over 40 years and was deployed to - among other combat theaters - Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iraq and Afghanistan (the latter for three tours).
    Trump is within his rights to articulate concerns he might have regarding Milley's policy positions or even to air personal disagreements the two had in private. Some believe that Milley was deeply embarrassed when, in June 2020, during the height of protests against the death of George Floyd, he joined Trump for a much-maligned photo op at Lafayette Square on the way to St. John's Episcopal Church across the street, which had been targeted for arson by some anarchists. Surely Milley, and others who accompanied Trump, knew then that a serious public relations problem would ensue.

    Some suspect that Milley may have talked about Trump in an effort to mend his own reputation and ingratiate himself with the Biden administration and Democratic leadership. If that's the case, Trump should engage in a point-by-point rebuttal with the general. Our nation doesn't need any military leader to favor one political party or ideology over the other.

    But Trump certainly could have made his case without the name-calling and gutter-sniping. Sadly, the bully who pulls the levers of his mind seems determined to never allow that to happen.

    Douglas MacKinnon, a political and communications consultant, was a writer in the White House for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and former special assistant for policy and communications at the Pentagon during the last three years of the Bush administration.
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    Everything Trump did after testing positive.


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    ^ Yes, that was a worth a watch.

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    I would like to see him call Milley a traitor to his face in a sealed room.

    But of course he wouldn't because he's nothing but a coward.

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    Kanye West publicist pressed Georgia election worker to confess to bogus fraud charges

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    ATLANTA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Weeks after the 2020 election, a Chicago publicist for hip-hop artist Kanye West traveled to the suburban home of Ruby Freeman, a frightened Georgia election worker who was facing death threats after being falsely accused by former President Donald Trump of manipulating votes.
    The publicist knocked on the door and offered to help

    The visitor, Trevian Kutti, gave her name but didn’t say she worked for West, a longtime billionaire friend of Trump.
    She said she was sent by a “high-profile individual,” whom she didn’t identify, to give Freeman an urgent message: confess to Trump’s voter-fraud allegations, or people would come to her home in 48 hours, and she’d go to jail.

    Freeman refused.

    This story of how an associate of a music mogul pressured a 62-year-old temporary election worker at the center of a Trump conspiracy theory is based on previously unreported police recordings and reports, legal filings, and Freeman’s first media interview since she was dragged into Trump’s attempt to reverse his election loss.

    Kanye West publicist pressed Georgia election worker to confess to bogus fraud charges | Reuters

    A different viewpoint ... Publicist 'not associated' with Kanye West at time of election incident: spokesperson | TheHill
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    Apologies, but balders pic made me think of this. Blame him.

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    Damn, out of reds. ^ Can someone help a brother out.

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    That's snubby's duvet cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Damn, out of reds. ^ Can someone help a brother out.
    You'd do her, admit it

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    Trump says he got Covid vaccine booster shot, tells fans not to boo him for it


    Key Points

    • Former President Donald Trump says he received a booster vaccine shot for Covid-19
    • “Oh don’t!” Trump said, waving his hand as some people in an audience in Dallas at a show with former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly seemed to react negatively to him saying he got the booster.
    • A relatively large percentage of Republican voters have refused to get even initial doses of the coronavirus vaccines. GOP governors around are resisting vaccine and mask mandates.


    Trump says he got Covid booster shot, tells fans not to boo him

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