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Miles Archer

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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Mar-a-Lago peace czar Lindsey Graham does as much for SC as Cruz does for TX.

I've struggled to see what, exactly, Graham does FOR South Carolina. I'm still looking.

And because Trump wants to talk about Mitch's wife and Mitch's chins, Lindsey is going to go play golf with Trump and kiss his ass and beg for him to help Mitch re-take the Senate, and Republicans re-take the House.

All of which will last five minutes until the 74 year old man-baby thinks up a "perfect" nickname for McConnell and can't wait to share it.

Meanwhile, Lindsey...I just don't get it.

Manhattan D.A. Recruits Top Prosecutor for Trump Inquiry

Manhattan D.A. Recruits Top Prosecutor for Trump Inquiry

The Manhattan district attorney has enlisted a former federal prosecutor who is an expert on white-collar crime to join the team investigating the Trump family business.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/nyregion/trump-investigation-manhattan.html

As the Manhattan district attorney’s office steps up the criminal investigation of Donald J. Trump, it has reached outside its ranks to enlist a prominent former federal prosecutor to help scrutinize financial dealings at the former president’s company, according to several people with knowledge of the matter.

The former prosecutor, Mark F. Pomerantz, has deep experience investigating and defending white-collar and organized crime cases, bolstering the team under District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. that is examining Mr. Trump and his family business, the Trump Organization.

The investigation by Mr. Vance, a Democrat, is focused on possible tax and bank-related fraud, including whether the Trump Organization misled its lenders or local tax authorities about the value of his properties to obtain loans and tax benefits, the people with knowledge of the matter said, requesting anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the investigation. Mr. Trump has maintained he did nothing improper and has long railed against the inquiry, calling it a politically motivated “witch hunt.”

In recent months, Mr. Vance’s office has broadened the long-running investigation to include an array of financial transactions and Trump properties — including Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, various Trump hotels and the Seven Springs estate in Westchester County — as prosecutors await a ruling from the United States Supreme Court that could give them access to Mr. Trump’s tax returns.

President Biden certainly has his messaging down cold...concise, well-thought, 100% appropriate.

It's sad that we even have to think about it...it's what Presidents should do.

But what a difference.

That SHARP left turn from Melania ranting about Christmas and the "fucking children, are you kidding me" stuff to Joe and Jill planting hearts on the WH lawn and sipping coffee with their pooches.

What really struck me, though, was his statement on the impeachment hearings. This could have been an ideal opportunity to rip Trump a new one, and in his closing remarks, he said...without naming Trump:

This sad chapter in our history has reminded us that democracy is fragile. That it must always be defended. That we must be ever vigilant. That violence and extremism has no place in America. And that each of us has a duty and responsibility as Americans, and especially as leaders, to defend the truth and to defeat the lies.


We all know where the lies came from. And so does President Biden. The WAY he chose to express his thoughts really illuminates where we are right now. I have been following the "@potus" Twitter account since he took control of it. Yesterday, I followed the White House account. And it felt SO STRANGE doing that, after four years of Trump, because the words "White House" were a guaranteed face palm and "Oh no, not this shit again" response.

I'm sure his statement has been posted on DU, but here is the link for anyone who hasn't read it.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/02/13/statement-by-president-joe-biden-on-the-senate-vote-in-the-trial-of-donald-trump/

I'd say there's a 50-50 chance Lindsey is preening his feathers for a Trump/Graham 2024 ticket.

Setting aside the reality versus fantasy aspect of it ever happening at all, there's this:

"Does Donald Trump bear any responsibility for the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6th?" Wallace asked.

"Uh, no," Graham replied. "In terms of the law, no. He bears responsibility of pushing narratives about the election that I think are not sound and not true. But this was politically protected speech. The speech on Jan. 6th was not an incitement of violence."

Before ending the interview Graham insisted that Trump and his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, are the "future" of the Republican Party.



https://www.rawstory.com/lindsey-graham-kamala-harris/


...and WHATEVER you think about Pence, I'd be stunned in disbelief if he would go for round 2 (or if Trump would want him at all after failing his "loyalty" oath. I'm still of the belief that a 2024 run will be too much work and too much money for Trump. I can see him "fundraising" for it and pocketing all of the money, and not going the distance. Then again, he has a pathological obsession with "revenge," so it would be obsession versus sloth until one won over.

It's what we expected, folks.

Facts didn't matter. We knew that. And with a 2/3 majority needed to convict, we knew it wouldn't happen.

All of the 43 Republicans who voted to acquit are now on record. Every state on the ballot in two years needs a Stacey Abrams leading the charge to elect Democrats. Until that happens, all we can expect is more of the same, until there is a 2/3 Democratic majority in the Senate.

It's not over, unless we allow that to happen. Let's not do that.

Peace and out.

Trump's CRACK legal team blindsided by witness vote, thought today would be Acquittal Day. SAD!

,,,AND, we get to the "So, can we lock her up" question

Very cagy to include "lock her up" and then say "AS AN EXAMPLE, A FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE????"

Jesus.

"Somebody hadda have an inkling into SUMPIN!" Trump's new attorney is a real superstar.

Stacey Plaskett is now dismantling him.

Little Lindsey is really outdoing himself today.

From his "GOTCHA" ANTIFA question to this:

John Bresnahan
@bresreports
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@LindseyGrahamSC
leaves Senate floor & goes into room with Trump’s lawyers. They actually pulled him off floor
3:33 PM · Feb 12, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

https://twitter.com/bresreports/status/1360326068591288322


He's literally showing there is no bottom.

I think, in the end, Republicans will "do a Trump" on Trump. They want his voters, not him.

I think people like Graham, Cruz, Hawley, etc have gone too far out on the limb to come back.

And an "acquittal" vote will appear prominently on the resumes of every Republican who goes that route.

I don't see a "MAGA comeback" for Trump. Without Twitter, with Biden making leaps and bounds on his handling of COVID, filling positions with actual capable adults, and WORKING...actually showing up BEFORE NOON and sticking around till 9 PM or later...right now, Trump is just a 74 year old private citizen hanging out at the omelet bar at Mar-a-Lago.

YES...he WILL try to reclaim the spotlight at some point. I can't predict how successful he'll be at that. I don't believe he'll go the distance on a 2024 run, if he's not prohibited from doing so. Too much work. If he can get $$$$$$$$ and adoration for the least amount of effort, that's the path he'll take.

I expected more news from SDNY...that may still happen, or it may not. Georgia's not messing around...if you saw Rachel Maddow's show last night, you know this is coming.

Nikki Haley's reversal was not unexpected. She's an opportunist. She knows that an acquittal will be strictly partisan and won't play well to the non-MAGA crowd.

I think you will hear less and less about Trump, that the "Q" loons and MAGA Republicans will still do their thing...but I think you'll see more attempts to "rebrand" and less attempts to get Trump up on Mount Rushmore.
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