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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Trumpy time

  •  Irony prize.

  • Cato Institute - Trump's toast
© Robert Sommers 2023

It's only a matter of time before the co-defendants scurrying off the sinking ship start the finger pointing and circular firing squad. My bet for the early claim to biggest piñata is Sidney Powell. Giuliani is trying to get her to take the fall. My question is if she kept a secret get out of jail card or text or email that will implicate someone at the top of the food chain? Chesebro is going full teflon, saying he never advocated for anything, was merely making suggestions. At least Eastman is honest about wanting to take down the government. Clark doesn't think a D.A. has any right to lay a finger on him, has serious patrician or federal airs here.Some think that Meadows has already flipped to the Feds, I am a little unclear of what that means in Fulton County? Do the feds and Willis get together and create a soft landing for him? Can you imagine what a live copy of Trump's mug shot would bring on the auction market? Record setting...Kudos to Raffensberger, Duncan and Kemp for staying strong. Brickbats to Turley and Dershowitz for being total shills.
  • Trump supporters post names and addresses of juror members online.

  • Paul asked me what the worst thing Donald Trump had done. I said "give me 11,700 votes". He said, "All he did was ask." But I think this was even worse. The slander and defamation of the two election workers.
“I should not be here,” Freeman told the House Select Committee on January 6 in a May 2022 deposition. “I signed up as an election worker because I believe in our democracy. I signed up to support my daughter, Shaye, whose entire professional career has been devoted to making sure that Fulton County elections are fair and that every vote is counted.” 
...various Trump lawyers, including Giuliani, talked it up at Georgia Senate hearings, Giuliani saying Freeman and Moss were “quite obviously surreptitiously passing around USB ports as if they’re vials of heroin or cocaine”; Giuliani flagged it on Twitter (he’s since conceded, in a defamation suit brought by Moss and Freeman, that his allegations were “actionable” and “false”); Sean Hannity picked it up; and on January 2—weeks after the rumor had been disproven in multiple news outlets and investigated and found false by Trump’s own Justice department—Trump babbled to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger about “what looked to be suitcases or trunks” that were “stuffed with votes” and contained, “the minimum it was 18,000 ballots, all for Biden.” Trump mentioned Freeman by name 18 times, calling her “a professional vote scammer.”

“Do you know how it feels to have the president of the United States target you?” Freeman told the January 6 committee. “The president of the United States made up lies about two ordinary Americans for his own personal gain.” Freeman received death threats and for a time went into hiding. Moss was afraid to leave the house, and her teenage son, after receiving racist threats by phone, stumbled at school.

  • I am not screaming for a conviction in these trials. I want the evidence to come out and an explanation from the perpetrators, a full public airing. The people that constructed this fake elector scheme need to own it. Then let the chips fall where they may.

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