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  1. Sadly, the next episode of the Jan6 hearings will probably be the last one. (Aside from a possible final hearing with recommendations etc) I'll miss the show! Also, they likely won't have Ginni Thomas' or Gingrich's testimonies until then. And the final report may not be finished until after the midterms. A Chuck Todd video, but strangely he says, like, reasonable stuff.
  2. So... he could just say, Everybody does it, everybody knew I did it - and that's it?
  3. Kai Winn, my favorite Trek villain! She didn't have to raise her voice to be menacing. R.I.P.
  4. Exclusive: Trump's secret court fight to stop grand jury from getting information from his inner circle Former President Donald Trump's attorneys are fighting a secret court battle to block a federal grand jury from gathering information from an expanding circle of close Trump aides about his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, people briefed on the matter told CNN. ... How the fight is resolved could determine whether prosecutors can tear down the firewall Trump has tried to keep around his conversations in the West Wing and with attorneys he spoke to as he sought to overturn the 2020 election and they worked to help him hold onto the presidency. This dispute came to light as former Trump White House adviser and lawyer Eric Herschmann received a grand jury subpoena seeking testimony, the people briefed said. ... Trump's lawyers are asking a judge to recognize the former President's privilege claims and the right to confidentiality around his dealings. Herschmann's grand jury testimony has been postponed. It's still unknown if prosecutors want to use the information for possible cases against Trump or others.... Herschmann received a grand jury subpoena for testimony and documents related to January 6 weeks ago. But he was irked before his court date by what he saw as vague guidance from Trump lawyers not to share information, people briefed on the matter say. Herschmann pushed Trump lawyers to provide him with more detailed instructions for which topics to assert privilege over, according to emails reviewed by CNN and first reported by The New York Times. "A letter directive from President Trump without a court order would not be sufficient. I don't understand your statement that the chief judge will decide the issue," Herschmann wrote.... https://us.cnn.com/2022/09/23/politics/trump-grand-jury-court-fight/index.html
  5. Judge Dearie also ordered the plaintiff to show which, if any, documents were "planted."
  6. I forget where I read that, but apparently, one of his legtal advisors thought that because Dearie had a bad experience with a lying FBI witness, he'd be anti-FBI now. That was their research. In sadder news, and I now wish I'd made a bet, Charges unlikely against Gaetz in federal sex-trafficking probe The federal investigation into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz’s alleged sexual encounters with teenage girls is winding down and no charges are expected to be filed against the firebrand Republican congressman, a person familiar with the probe said Friday. ... ... career prosecutors have recommended not pursuing charges against Gaetz, in part due to concerns about the credibility of potential witnesses. It would be highly unusual for political appointees at the Justice Department to press forward with a prosecution in the face of opposition from top career officials. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/charges-unlikely-against-gaetz-in-federal-sex-trafficking-probe/ar-AA12aNQL
  7. Special Master Dearie is really growing on me! Special Master Forces Trump’s Hand in His First Mar-a-Lago Ruling Raymond Dearie, who was handpicked by Trump and his lawyers, has ordered Trump’s team to back up the wild claims he’s made on social media. Dearie ordered Trump’s side to submit by Sept. 30 “a declaration or affidavit that includes each of the following factual matters: A list of any specific items set forth in the Detailed Property Inventory that Plaintiff asserts were not seized from the Premises on August 8, 2022,” asking for proof of Trump’s claims that the incriminating evidence found at Mar-a-Lago was part of an FBI frame job. Dearie also ordered Trump’s counsel to submit a detailed list of any errors the former president claims were included in the FBI’s property inventory from the search, as to precisely where “specific items” were found, as well as an accounting of anything Trump claims was seized but not listed on the receipt. ... By Monday, Trump’s attorneys “shall provide the Special Master and the government with an annotated copy of [a] spreadsheet” that lays out, document-by-document, which, if any, are covered by attorney-client communication privilege, attorney work product privilege, and various forms of executive privilege. “Plaintiff’s designations shall be on a document-by-document basis,” Dearie’s order states. “For any document that Plaintiff designates as privileged and/or personal, Plaintiff shall include a brief statement explaining the basis for the designation.”... Dearie has also appointed an assistant, James Orenstein, to help him with the monumental task at hand. A former magistrate judge in the Eastern District of New York, where Dearie served as U.S. Attorney and sat on the federal bench, Orenstein will earn $500 an hour for his service. The bill, Dearie ordered, will be paid monthly—by Donald Trump. https://www.thedailybeast.com/special-master-raymond-dearie-forces-donald-trumps-hand-in-first-ruling-on-mar-a-lago-classified-documents?ref=scroll
  8. You know, if... IF he and 3 of his spawn really get banned from doing business in NY, that'll be Tiffany's chance to shine!
  9. The food fight thread: In other news, Trump rape accuser E. Jean Carroll plans new lawsuit against former president In a letter made public on Tuesday, a lawyer for E. Jean Carroll said the former Elle magazine columnist plans to sue Trump for battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress under New York state's Adult Survivors Act. Carroll's lawyer Roberta Kaplan said her client plans to sue Trump on Nov. 24 when the state law takes effect, and that the claims and Carroll's existing defamation case against Trump could be tried together in February 2023. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-rape-accuser-e-jean-carroll-plans-new-lawsuit-against-former-president/ar-AA123IB8
  10. Trump suffers setback as appeals panel rejects Cannon ruling A three-judge appeals court panel has granted the Justice Department’s request to block aspects of U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon’s ruling that delayed a criminal investigation into highly sensitive documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. ... Trump “has not even attempted to show that he has a need to know the information contained in the classified documents,” the panel ruled in a 29-page decision. “Nor has he established that the current administration has waived that requirement for these documents.” Two of the three judges on the panel, Andrew Brasher and Britt Grant, were appointed to the court by Trump. The third, Robin Rosenbaum, was appointed by President Barack Obama. In the unanimous decision, the judges declared it “self-evident” that the public interest favored allowing the Justice Department to determine whether any of the records were improperly disclosed, risking national security damage. “For our part, we cannot discern why Plaintiff would have an individual interest in or need for any of the one-hundred documents with classification markings,” the appeals court wrote in an opinion that listed no individual judge as the author. ... https://www.politico.com/news/2022/09/21/donald-trump-special-master-00058176 Onto the next round I guess... aka Clarence Thomas?
  11. DeSatan gave quite confusing answers at a press conference regarding his immigrant abduction. What stuck out to me is that he stammered that ofc this wasn't the final solution to the immigrant problem...
  12. I checked out two older shows. Watched the first episode of 30 Rock, but it didn't really land with me. Then I stumbled across The Flight Attendant, and I really enjoy it. A fast-paced little mystery with twists and turns, a bit of humor, and a likeable, very flawed heroine. I'm bingeing it at about two episodes a day. Also, Bebe Neuwirth in a small role was a nice surprise.
  13. "I peed on it, it's mine now! Woof!" I do think the attorney got the 3 mil up front to even get started.
  14. Huh, you're right. I could've sworn he was German and the marriage was somewhat suspect because of that. Must confuse him with someone else.
  15. Oh sure, always blame the German first! (Jk, plus I know they're all German.)
  16. Did they ever find out who in that family said those things about Meghan and Harry's future kid's skin color?
  17. The BBC must have hundreds of cameras there. That seems to be one long funeral. I feel sorry for the chaps with the big furry hats.
  18. FPOTUS just got himself a real lawyer. By having his"Save America Pac" put down 3M.
  19. Yes, I don't think we need any mental contortions when pretty much the whole legal community agrees she's a corrupt hack.
  20. Anyone else would be indicted for kidnapping and human trafficking. But hey, Marge Greene just kicked a latina woman, twice, on video. Any bets she'll get into trouble for that?
  21. Judge Denies DOJ Request To Carve Out Access To Mar-a-Lago Docs, Appoints Special Master “The Court does not find it appropriate to accept the Government’s conclusions on these important and disputed issues without further review by a neutral third party in an expedited and orderly fashion,” Cannon, a Trump appointee, wrote in her 10-page ruling denying the Justice Department’s request to essentially exclude about 100 documents marked classified from the special master process. (...) “To the extent that the Security Assessments truly are, in fact, inextricable from criminal investigative use of the seized materials, the Court makes clear that the September 5 Order does not enjoin the Government from taking actions necessary for the Security Assessments,” she wrote. (...) “There has been no actual suggestion by the Government of any identifiable emergency or imminent disclosure of classified information arising from Plaintiff’s allegedly unlawful retention of the seized property,” Cannon wrote. https://www.politico.com/news/2022/09/15/judge-rejects-doj-bid-to-delay-mar-a-lago-ruling-appoints-special-master-00057123
  22. Oh dear, I wasn't even insinuating that... Ugh! Just that I wouldn't want them around such an unpleasant guy. (Then again, seeing Charles with fountain pens would rule him out, too.) ETA: Just to be clear, I mean Charles' behaviour when something doesn't go as he wants it to... not that he'd do anything with fountain pens... nvm
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