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Laura PourMeADrink

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Trump wants to pardon Flynn

I say hell no. Susan Rice said she spent a day with him during transition, briefing him on all things pandemic! Only to be gone weeks after. No passing on to his succesor of pandemic knowledge, I am guessing. His hands are bloody.


https://www.axios.com/trump-pardon-michael-flynn-131c78e2-eb58-4294-9ca1-3c5fb00bf96e.html

President Trump has told confidants he plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts, two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions tell Axios.

Behind the scenes: Sources with direct knowledge of the discussions said Flynn will be part of a series of pardons that Trump issues between now and when he leaves office.

The big picture: Flynn's pardon would be the culmination of a four-year political and legal saga that began with the FBI's investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in the 2016 election.

The retired lieutenant general is viewed by many Trump supporters as a victim of political retaliation by the Obama administration.
Flynn's lawyers and members of conservative media have accused the FBI of entrapping him and cited his case as part of a broader campaign to discredit the Russia probe.
Earlier this year, Trump commuted the sentence of Roger Stone, another associate charged in the Mueller investigation who the president complained had been unfairly targeted in a political witch hunt.
The backdrop: Flynn's legal troubles began during the 2016 presidential transition, when he urged former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a phone call not to escalate in response to the Obama administration imposing sanctions on Russia for election interference.

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:16 AM (0 replies)

Thank you Rep Brad Pascrell D-NJ. Filing suit to disbar Rudy




https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/pascrell-seeks-disbarment-giuliani-22-trump-campaign-lawyers/

PASCRELL SEEKS DISBARMENT OF GIULIANI, 22 TRUMP CAMPAIGN LAWYERS
November 20, 2020, 5:45 pm | in

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today filed letters with the legal bar authorities in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New York, and Pennsylvania, seeking the disbarment of Rudolph Giuliani and 22 other lawyers representing Donald Trump in his attempts to overturn the election and demolish democracy. This was first announced by @PascrellForNJ on Twitter.

“We live together in extraordinary and increasingly dangerous national circumstances. At present, our sitting President has refused to accept the outcome of our national election and is attacking the integrity of our electoral system to keep himself in power.

The pattern of behavior by these individuals to effectuate Mr. Trump’s sinister arson is a danger not just to our legal system but is also unprecedented in our national life. In carrying out that perversion, they have clearly violated the [] Rules of Professional Conduct they swore to uphold and should face the severest sanction your body can mete out: revocation of their law licensures,” Pascrell writes the legal disciplinary authorities in five states.

More at link
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Tue Nov 24, 2020, 12:59 PM (6 replies)

Wow these ghost/phantom candidates a real thing - CNN in Florida

Three times there were phantom candidates on the ballot. Fake names, names similar to the Dem running, even alphabetically first. People were confused and voted for the fake one instead of the real Dem. And real Dem lost.

No one knows who these fake people are. Not even registered to vote. Have not appeared anywhere.

On edit - CNN investigating:
"Florida dark money mystery"
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/11/23/politics/florida-dark-money-mystery-invs/index.html

On edit- link from Malaise
https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/11/23/following-the-money-behind-two-apparent-shill-candidates-in-state-senate-races/


Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Tue Nov 24, 2020, 08:03 AM (43 replies)

Judge Orders DOJ To GTFO Of Trump's Rape We Mean Defamation Case

https://www.wonkette.com/judge-orders-doj-to-gtfo-of-trumps-rape-we-mean-defamation-case


The earth is healing! Well, eventually. But in the meantime, please enjoy this delightful order from US District Judge Lewis Kaplan inviting the Justice Department to GTFO of E. Jean Carroll's defamation suit against our soon-to-be-ex president.

After the author went public with her story of being sexually assaulted by Trump in a department store decades ago, the president used his bully pulpit to call her a liar who was too ugly to rape.

"I'll say it with great respect: Number one, she's not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?" he said, adding in another interview that Carroll was "Totally lying. I don't know anything about her."

Carroll sued for defamation, and after six months of Trump ducking the process server and trying to assert some magical cloak of presidential immunity, the New York State court finally ordered him to submit to discovery, including handing over a DNA sample to be matched to male genetic material on the dress Carroll says she wore the day of the assault.

More at link
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Tue Nov 24, 2020, 12:55 AM (0 replies)

There were A LOT more votes than voters in swing states?

What he says...

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1330732289018503170?s=20
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Sun Nov 22, 2020, 11:47 PM (25 replies)

Trust me, Biden (& Obama) have got this covered. Dozens

and dozens of people in govt and the Pentagon that they still know. And more importantly, the people still know the intelligence and goodness in THEM!

It's the inability to affect the virus control they are most worried about.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:53 PM (4 replies)

2 more years for Pelosi

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/11/18/politics/nancy-pelosi-house-speaker-leave-position/index.html

But hasn't ruled out 2022

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Thu Nov 19, 2020, 05:49 PM (17 replies)

Flash forward four years from now

Sadly, no one will remember the crazy behavior trump is doing now they will only remember the things that Trump will say over and over again. That election was stolen and that he refused to play a part in all the festivities.

He is a master at media and mental brainwashing.

Biden, I hope, changes all the dynamic! Hope he hires master PR people and supports replacement of old-thinking leadership before then ! I am very hopeful, but then there's trump in the horizon.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Mon Nov 16, 2020, 11:38 PM (24 replies)

Anyone want turkey dinner but are down to just a few people for Thanksgiving?

No get-togethers for us - so just me and my husband.

Love turkey dinner but looked and the smallest one is 10 lbs. Can't fit a single thing in freezer.

Guess they don't sell like 1/2 turkeys huh. I'd get a turkey breast but we are a dark meat white meat mixed family
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Mon Nov 16, 2020, 11:23 AM (41 replies)

Trump applauds his legal team just now on Twitter

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1327811527123103746?s=20
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Sat Nov 14, 2020, 10:23 PM (10 replies)
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