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Sat Jan 9, 2021, 08:47 PM

So remember when T fired Esper in Nov. & then Pentagon stopped transition security briefings?

I'm sure that timing was just a coincidence...nothing to see here. Just sayin'.

"Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller ordered a Pentagon-wide halt to cooperation with the transition of President-elect Biden, shocking officials across the Defense Department, senior administration officials tell Axios."

https://www.axios.com/pentagon-biden-transition-briefings-123a9658-4af1-4632-a6e6-770117784d60.html

ANd then there's this:
A retired brigadier general who called former President Barack Obama a terrorist. A former staffer to Republican Rep. Devin Nunes who wrote a memo accusing federal investigators of harboring anti-Trump bias. And a close ally of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn whom a former intelligence official described to me as “shady” and “inherently untrustworthy.”

Those are the three men replacing top civilian officials at the Pentagon this week, a swift set of personnel changes that has critics fearing the president’s plans for the military and has White House allies cheering that he’s finally routed the “deep state.”

After President Donald Trump fired Mark Esper as defense secretary on November 9, it seemed likely that further changes to the Pentagon’s senior civilian leadership would follow.

https://www.vox.com/21560260/trump-pentagon-defense-secretary-esper-afghanistan

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Reply So remember when T fired Esper in Nov. & then Pentagon stopped transition security briefings? (Original post)
Amaryllis Jan 2021 OP
BlueIdaho Jan 2021 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2021 #3
keithbvadu2 Jan 2021 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2021 #4
Wellstone ruled Jan 2021 #5

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 08:48 PM

1. When all the dots are connected

There will be enough to convict Trump of Treason.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:00 PM

3. I'm mostly confident. . . . nt

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 08:58 PM

2. Trump and the repubs are setting up their own GOP deep state.

GOP setting up their own deep state.

A genuine deep state this time.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:08 PM

4. They also talk about a "government in exile". That's seditious right there. "Virtual Confederacy"


The Guardian was calling it a coup Nov 13.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/nov/13/trump-coup-virtual-confederacy-race-legal-trumpian

This is no conventional coup. Trump is paving the way for a 'virtual Confederacy'
Jonathan Freedland


Race is the message behind his supporters’ legal shenanigans, and a keystone for a Trumpian government in exile

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The fear is that Trump and his followers will never give way, that he will remain the head of a “Trumpian government in exile”, as the historian Sean Wilentz puts it, antagonistic to the legitimate, elected government, armed with allies in Congress, sustained via social media and nourished by grievance and the romance of a lost cause: a new, virtual Confederacy.

The word is not wholly hyperbolic because, inevitably in America, so much of this turns on race. When Trump’s cheerleaders locate the supposed voter fraud in Philadelphia or Detroit, their listeners get the message: it’s that black cities are corrupt and, at root, that black people shouldn’t be allowed to decide who gets to be president of the United States. As Barack Obama writes in his upcoming memoir, these are “dark spirits” that have “long been lurking on the edge of the Republican party – xenophobia … paranoid conspiracy theories, an antipathy toward black and brown folks”.

So no, this won’t be a coup like we’ve seen in the movies. But nor can we just laugh it off. Trump is often ridiculous, but he’s no joke.

Jonathan Freedland is a Guardian columnist

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:54 PM

5. And there have been stories

 

fleshing out where funding for Transportation and other essentials for these Seditious Gangsters. How about a 501c non profit with Mark Meadows,Linda McMannon,funds from Koch PAC,as well as Jinnie Thomas paying for several dozens Charter Buses.

Notice who has been quite,Nunes,it is his Boy who is running the Pentagon.

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