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  1. The Republicans Who Want to Destroy Trump-

    Their party’s a lost cause. America isn’t.

    "....“I personally think that the Republican brand is probably destroyed,” Conway told me. “It’s destroyed by it having become essentially a personality cult.” .........

    ....It’s easy to miss or minimize how remarkable the Never Trumpers — at the Lincoln Project and elsewhere — are. That’s partly because they’ve been around almost since Trump’s presidential campaign commenced, so they’ve lost their novelty and some of their luster.

    But they’ve gained in ranks and grown in determination, to a point where you have to go back to 1972 — when many prominent Democrats endorsed President Richard Nixon, a Republican, over George McGovern, the Democratic nominee — to find anything close.......

    .............the Democrats for Nixon split with him primarily along ideological lines, and they weren’t trying to undermine an incumbent president. Never Trumpers are doing precisely that, and while they have ideological quibbles with Trump, they’re motivated principally by their belief that he’s something of a monster.

    “It’s an unprecedented moment,” said Charlie Sykes, the editor in chief of The Bulwark, a Trump-bashing publication begun in 2018 by Trump-disgusted Republicans like him. Sykes no longer considers himself a Republican. He described himself to me as “a politically homeless contrarian conservative.”.......

    Sykes spoke of “a revelation” that he has experienced, courtesy of Trump. “The heart of politics is not about the policy,” he told me.

    “It’s about the values. I can disagree with you on eight out of 10 issues, but if you’re an honorable, honest, empathetic human being, we can do business.” Trump is none of those things. Biden is most or all of them ........

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/11/opinion/sunday/republican-party-trump-2020.html

    :huh:


  2.  

     

    Postal worker pleads guilty to election fraud after changing voters' party affiliations

    A West Virginia postal worker is facing time behind bars after pleading guilty to attempted election fraud Thursday.

    Thomas Cooper, a mail carrier in Pendleton County, W.V., pled guilty to one count of “Attempt to Defraud the Residents of West Virginia of a Fair Election” and one count of “Injury to the Mail” after he was found to have altered absentee ballot requests using a black pen. 

    The Department of Justice said that Cooper changed five ballot requests from Democrat to Republican, but the adjustment was caught by the county clerk, who knew the voters personally and knew they were not Republicans. The clerk then alerted the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office, which began an investigation. 

    The party was not changed on the other three ballots, but the Justice Department said the requests were still altered.

     

    "[I did it] as a joke," Cooper said, according to a complaint. " don't even know them."

    Cooper faces up to eight years in prison.......

     

    "It should be remembered, however, that the mail he altered were requests for ballots, not ballots themselves."

    https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/506869-postal-worker-pleads-guilty-to-election-fraud-after-changing

     


  3. Roger Stone Still A ‘Convicted Felon,’ And ‘Rightly So,’

    Says Robert Mueller In Angry Op-Ed -

    “Russia’s actions were a threat to America’s democracy,” Mueller wrote in response to Trump’s criticism. “It was critical that they be investigated.”
     
    ...........Stone “lied repeatedly to members of Congress. He lied about the identity of his intermediary to WikiLeaks,” Mueller wrote. He lied when he denied he had “communicated with the Trump campaign about the timing of WikiLeaks’ releases. ... And he tampered with a witness,” Mueller added.

    “We made every decision in Stone’s case, as in all our cases, based solely on the facts and the law and in accordance with the rule of law,” he concluded. “The women and men who conducted these investigations and prosecutions acted with the highest integrity. Claims to the contrary are false.”...........

     
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  4. 2 hours ago, mr6666 said:
     
    Unprecedented, historic corruption:
     
    an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying
     
    to shield that very president.
     
    GOP PA Sen Toomey:
    Commuting Roger Stone’s sentence is a mistake.
    He was duly convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstructing a congressional investigation conducted by a Republican-led committee.
    ================================================
     
    - Well...............that's  TWO   :huh:

  5. ·
    16h
     
    "Physicians need to think of COVID-19 as a multisystem disease."
     
    Coronavirus damages not only the lungs, but the kidneys, liver, heart, brain and nervous system, skin and gastrointestinal tract, doctors say in a review of reports about Covid-19 patients.
     
     
    :(

  6. Sun.,7-12

    (times ET)

    8:00 PM

    Children of Hiroshima ( 1952)

    a 1952 Japanese feature film directed by Kaneto Shindo, a docudrama made with extreme emotions, having "the capacity to wound".

    One may reasonably admit that fiction and documentary exist in equal parts in this film and that is why it may be considered a docufiction as well, an evidence that underlies the inseparable ethical and aesthetic motivations that gave rise to this film.........

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_Hiroshima

     

     

    Dir Kaneto Shindo Cast Nobuko Otowa , Osamu Takizawa , Masao Shimizu .

    BW- 96 mins,

    9:45 PM

    Hiroshima ( 1953)

    Brilliant and extremely realistic retelling of the Day in Hiroshima the day the bomb dropped. ...

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045875/reviews?ref_=tt_ql_3

     

     

     

    BW- 105 mins,

     

    5:30 AM

    Borom Sarret ( 1963)

    tells the story of a poor man trying to make a living as a cart driver in Dakar. .....

    It is often considered the first film ever made in Africa by a black African. It is 18 minutes long and tells a story about a cart driver in Dakar. The film illustrates the poverty in Africa, showing that independence has not solved the problems of its people..........

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borom_Sarret

     

     

    Dir Ousmane Sembene Cast Ly Abdoulay ,

    BW- 20 mins,


  7.  
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is launching a class for private citizens
     
    on how to arrest undocumented immigrants. The course will train *non-agents in firearms* and how to make “targeted arrests.”
     

    ICE is offering a six-week course on how to arrest immigrants - including 'firearms and defensive training' - as critics warns they are using private citizens as their eyes and ears

    • ICE introduced a six-week course for private citizens, starting September 15  
    • Participants will received 'scenario-based training' and learn about 'defensive tactics, firearms familiarization, and targeted arrests'
    • The St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee for Latin America told DailyMail.com that the program will drive white citizens to incite violence against immigrants
    • Chicago Congressman Jesús 'Chuy' García wonders if the course is part of ICE's plan to have neighbors spy on neighbors to see if they're undocumented

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8503219/ICE-offer-class-Chicago-undocumented-immigrants-detained-removed-U-S.html

    :blink:

     
     

  8.  
    (THREAD) Here's a checklist of everything that—as a criminal defense lawyer—I'd expect a client to do
    if he were the U.S. president, a career criminal, headed toward a possible election defeat, and aware that he might be indicted post-election. ......
     
     
    1. PARDON ROGER STONE. Stone could have gotten his prison sentence reduced by flipping on Trump over pre-election collusion with three nations (Russia, Israel, and Turkey) and Trump's chargeable lies to Mueller.
    Stone made clear he was ready to flip.
     
    STATUS: SENTENCE COMMUTED................

     

    #5)  STOP OR SLOW ACTIVE EDNY INVESTIGATIONS. Richard Donaghue had many investigations of Trump and his political operations—particularly his inaugural committee—ongoing.

    STATUS: Barr REMOVED DONAGHUE from his job by giving him a job at Main Justice. This will slow all his case........

     

    CONCLUSION. These are just the top 10 things you'd expect a career criminal who's guilty as charged to be doing in advance of a possible indictment.

    Media must explain this to America—we're witnessing a consciousness-of-guilt presidency the likes of which we've never seen before.

    :unsure:


  9. Trump’s Aberrant Pardons and Commutations:

    ".......We considered whether Trump’s pardons and commutations can be explained by one or more of four criteria: (1) Did it advance a clear political goal of the president?; (2) Did the person who was pardoned have a personal connection to Trump or someone Trump knows well?; (3) Was the person who was pardoned brought to the President’s attention by television or a television commentator?; (4) Was the pardon based on Trump’s admiration for celebrity? Interpretations in some cases were difficult. We tried to be cautious, and we linked to our sources.

    The bottom line: In 31 of the 36 Trump pardons/commutations, at least one (and often more than one) of these criteria were satisfied.........

     

    .....In sum, Trump is unprecedented in the modern era for (i) the number and high percentage of self-serving pardons, and (ii) his stinginess in issuing pardons, at least thus far. Quite a feat. .....

    https://www.lawfareblog.com/trumps-aberrant-pardons-and-commutations

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