pardons

More will be revealed now that Trump is out of power and Congress is moving quickly to the second impeachment as the trial begins 8 February. Lawfare ahead, getting medieval again. They won't! Nor will the Kremlin (same thing.) Unless he and his sycophants are prosecuted they will continue to...

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  • January 23, 2021

As Steve Bannon is pardoned for scamming border wall money, he’s likely the new operative for a Trump political party to promote neo-fascism. Trump has trial ballooned it prior to leaving DC and its site of a recent insurrection. Bannon has been speaking with Trump in recent weeks. x Trump pardons Stephen...

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  • January 20, 2021

No doubt there are Trump pardons, but the cluster falls close to the _____. Apparently Trump has been advised that the optics of guilt are greater exposure to his soon to be mounting legal woes. This includes even the Trumpian small insults, a hastily assembled 1776 position paper to prescribe...

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  • January 19, 2021

In other words, a monstrous, noxious, venal scheme to lightly garnish the shart soufflé that is Donald Trump’s presidency. The New York Times: As President Trump prepares to leave office in days, a lucrative market for pardons is coming to a head, with some of his allies collecting fees from...

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  • January 17, 2021

The United Nations Human Rights Council has issued an expert opinion that Trump’s pardons of the Blackwater mercenaries who shot up Nisour Square in Baghdad was a violation of international law. “Pardoning the Blackwater contractors is an  affront to justice and to the victims of the Nisour Square massacre and...

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  • December 30, 2020

Excellent article in The Atlantic on the current regime. Collars of color go to jail as “Americans aren't practicing democracy anymore” The underlying principle here, from Stone to Iran-Contra, is authoritarian but consistent: Members of the ruling clique are entitled to criticize law enforcement without sanction, and entitled to leniency when they...

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  • February 20, 2020

Tuesday at the WH is turkey pardon day. It's between "Bread" & "Butter," two rotund gobblers, spending their last night at a luxury DC hotel (not Trump's). Then, @POTUS heads to Florida for a "homecoming rally" marking his changing his official state of residence from NY to FL. pic.twitter.com/mfZHkgrjgB —...

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  • November 26, 2019

Congress needs to act to clarify and define that acting in concert with a foreign nation or foreign group to subvert or influence US elections is a felony with a substantial penalty. Hearings for such a bill will more fully expose what Trump and his Trumpets were up to in...

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  • April 20, 2019

As press and cable media scramble to cover President Trump’s antics surrounding presidential pardons — including the possibility that he could use the pardon to interfere with the Special Counsel’s investigation of Trump himself — we would do well to acknowledge that this scenario has played out previously.  In 1992, after he had lost...

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  • June 7, 2018