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Even the companies with his name on them are felons. Convicted of tax fraud. In New York. But not the top guy. While he still remains under investigation by the Manhattan DA, Donald is a free man.
No matter how hard I try, it’s hard not to post about this bottomless pit of criminality, narcissism, destruction. #ETTD Check out this article from USA TODAY:

Trump companies convicted on all charges in Manhattan criminal tax fraud case

usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
The companies face criminal penalties of up to $1.6 million. The trial judge, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan, said after the verdict that the companies would be sentenced on January 13.
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A final shot at TFG & his GOP hostages from @TheRickWilson.

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“We warned you almost eight goddamn years ago what he would do. We warned you that this integration with the nationalists and authoritarians was doomed.
“We warned you that letting the crazies, the conspiracy theorists, and the ripshit lunatics into the ship's bridge would lead you onto the rocks.
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1/ Fam, we'll see if y'all are still here in the morrow, but I've got a flight to London tomorrow (a trip that just jumped up a notch) and I'm going to get some sleep.

Before I go, since it may be the last, I have five assertions for assertions for you.
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ITEM 1: Everything Trump Touches Dies is an inexorable and inevitable law of the universe. #ETTD

ITEM 2: America was always great. Imperfect but great and worth fighting for.
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ITEM 3: Diet Pepsi tastes like yak urine filtered through a Soviet-era diesel engine.

ITEM 4: Small teams of serious people do 99% of the work.
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Mark Kelly has defeated Trump candidate Blake Masters

Katie Hobbs has defeated Trump candidate Kari Lake

In coo coup for cocoa puffs Arizona..

It’s over for Trump.

#ETTD
They haven’t called it for Katie Hobbs yet, but she now has over 26,000 vote lead with 80% counted
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Fine. For the record, I believed that the conventional wisdom of a Republican sweep was more or less inevitable until the SCOTUS overplayed their hand & pissed off 80% of the women in America. At which point, Biden started getting shit done & the future became far more ambiguous.
I remain skeptical that Tuesday’s results have changed much about the Trump-DeSantis contest, although there are pundits who appear to disagree. I’ll believe it when elected Republicans go on record supporting DeSantis against Trump without insisting on remaning anonymous.
One could indeed build a case for #ETTD based on midterm results. But these are general-election races. Among the GOP base, you’re either pro-Trump or a RINO. And virtually all RDS supporters voted for Trump, twice. He’ll get the Liz Cheney treatment if Trump brands him an enemy.
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I didn't realize this. John Durham personally took over the Danchenko trial. What a personal and professional humiliation. #ETTD
I remember thinking the Danchenko indictment was a piece of crap from the start. It's pretty stunning that "top prosecutor" John Durham would think he could pull off a conviction on such thin and distorted facts.
Fox news and its propagandists also share in the humiliation, for their endless breathless hyping of the Durham probe, truly a witch hunt.

There's nothing like raising expectations and then disappointing bigly to make the pain greater.
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ICYMI, September 2022: Deutsche Bank settled shareholders claims of failure to vet Jeffrey Epstein, Russian oligarchs (Abramovich). finance.yahoo.com/news/deutsche-…
I hadn't heard this: Rosemary Vrablic was barred from FINRA last year.

Imagine losing your broker's license, for Trump. Thanks, Jared! #ETTD
yahoo.com/now/donald-tru…
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Let's talk for a second about the difference between "Trump judges" and "Trumpist judges", and whether that distinction really matters.
"Trump judges" are judges appointed by Donald Trump. There are a lot of them, at every level of the Federal judiciary. The same way there are still "Obama judges" and "Bush judges" and "Clinton judges" - and that, as Roberts insisted, there are none of those things
Judges are appointed to the bench by particular presidents, and they have judicial philosophies, but by far most judges (especially short of the Supreme Court) recognize that they are constrained by and have a duty to adhere to the law.
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1/ 𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 - More Trouble for Trump Connected Lawyer. NYT reports that a lawyer for Trump provided the DOJ with a written statement that all docs marked classified were returned. This could have disastrous ramifications for the attorney. What else has happened to lawyers...
2/ ...connected to Trump?
Rudy Giuliani. The FBI raided Rudy over a year ago and seized 18 devices. Rudy's NY bar license is suspended. As for his DC license, a disbarment hearing is scheduled for Oct. He's also been subpoenad in the Fani Willis Georgia criminal investigation.
3/ Jeffrey Clark. Authorities recently searched Clark's home while he stood outside in a dress shirt and drawers. Clark was Trump's DOJ stooge who championed false claims of election fraud. Others in DOJ said there would be mass resignations if Trump installed Clark at the top.
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Mark Meadows’ life would be so much better today had Trump fired him for leaking to the press the details about how sick Trump was when he had COVID in October, 2020.

thesun.co.uk/news/12843307/…
My theory is that because he knew Trump was mad at him for letting the world know, clumsily and on background, how sick Trump was, Meadows tried to worm his way back into Trump’s good graces by becoming a super-flunkie. Doing whatever Trump wanted in trying to undo the election.
If Trump had fired Meadows in 2020, he would have simply been the fourth WH Chief of Staff to leave the Trump Administration in less than four years. Life would have gone on. His predecessor, Mick Mulvaney, got a job.
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DHS watchdog says Trump's agency appears to have altered report on Russian interference in 2020 election in part because of politics - CNNPolitics cnn.com/2022/05/03/pol…
2/another reason for the #wagthedog news cycle LEAK ?

TFG’s DHS delayed & ALTERED an intel report related to Russian interference in the 2020 election, making changes that "appear to be based in part on political considerations," according to a newly released watchdog report.
3/DHS IG's assessment provides a damning look at the way DHS' Office of Intel & Analysis dealt w intel related to 🇷🇺efforts to interfere in US, stating DHS had deviated from its standard procedures in modifying assessments related to Moscow's targeting of the 2020 presidential 🗳
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83.01/ Week eighty-three, February 12-18, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 82 below.
83.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues. Tonight, Police Squad! In color! @policeincolor

Specifically, 3 of the 6 episodes, my favorites:
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Substan…
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Butle…
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendezvou…
[Video below is part of the show intro, that of Alan North]
83.03/ For #PurimKatan I've introduced a new custom: I give out mini ("fun size") candy bars for half-mishloach manot. This year I tested it out with my kids and wouldn't you know it, they approved. Next year, the world!
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👏Mike Lindell is going to have to find a new bank… He was asked to leave 🙌
💰 Mike Lindell f**ked around and is now finding out. #ETTD
😭For anyone wanting to hear Lindell rattling on to Steve Bannon about being canceled by his bank👇americasvoice.news/video/RzjAxPyb…
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We learned that Trump asked top DOJ officials to announce that the election was corrupt, promising to handle the rest. They refused. But other attorneys did not refuse -- the filed cases making insane allegations. Cases like this one: courthousenews.com/wp-content/upl…
So let's give a big "WELCOME TO THE BARREL" to Gary D. Fielder and Ernest J. Walker.
Their incredibly dumb and dangerous complaint sought 160 BILLION dollars for garbage allegations about a supposed conspiracy to overturn the election by Dominion Voting, Facebook, Pennsylvania, etc., etc.
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A lot of OPM Rich Kid Systemic Failure Monkeys love the word "disruptor".
Terrorists are "Disruptors". A-Holes who know the extortion value to senseless murder, violence and destruction. Trump is a pussy so he projects this threat of violence using dimwits. But we will see this over the summer. As Mar a Rambo flicks terrorist boogers across America.
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The following thread illustrates the danger of trump’s ability to learn on the fly, adjust quickly and do anything it takes to be the top boy. To know what we may be dealing with, buckle up Boxing fans, we’re headed to the 80’s🧵👇🏻
On January 22, 1988, Donald Trump hosted the first of two heavyweight title fights at trump plaza in New Jersey. He had no idea what he was doing. But, then he did. And he adapted quickly. 1988 was a banner year for Donald as outlined in this piece. politico.com/magazine/story…
For those who don’t remember or weren’t there, ‘88 Mike Tyson was the best boxer of the time, in his prime and at the peak of his powers. He was the fastest, strongest, hit the hardest, could take anyone’s punch (if any landed at all) and he was popular. He was ‘box office’.
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42.01/ Week Forty-two, May 1-7 2021, thread begins here.

Week 41, April 24-30 2021, below.
42.02/ I'm an NFL fan, so I don't lament these numbers, but it's a fascinating datum nonetheless. And 'watching the draft' doesn't encompass the interest people have (e.g. I couldn't watch over Shabbat, but I woulda if I coulda)
42.03/ #ReshetKeshet. I just uploaded a dvar Torah I wrote 16 years ago about this week's parsha (with connections to Avot, Ruth, and the Simpsons)

academia.edu/47938394/Wexne…
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31.52b/ This is a continuation of the week 31 (Feb. 13-19) thread which is getting too big for stable threading. This is an experiment for this week: to split a thread when it gets to 50 or so.

Part one is here:
31.53/ I've been thinking the same thing (not so well put, of course). How did Skype become the fax machine of this tech crisis?
31.54/ This is good to see! I'm glad the effects are empirically demonstrated.

It's nice when virtue is demonstrably effective. Social science for the win!
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enjoy! we might be watching Fox News’ worst month ever; pressrun.media/p/fox-news-swi…
wheels completely coming off
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1. Oath Keepers conspiracy indictment filed in DC on 1/27 alleges proof going back to November 3, 2020, that establishes a conspiracy to simply interfere with the vote in Congress. The crime gets up to 20 years in prison.
2. This is the allegation. IMO every member of @HouseGOP and @SenateGOP who voted to support after the attack can be charged. But how many who knew of the plan and didn't report it?
3. At a minimum they have committed misprision of felony and perhaps a misprision of treason.

Think GOP members used a computer or a cell phone that once had proof of agreement on it? Who thinks there's a cloud back up file somewhere
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Wow, y’all watching #inners ? FFS! #TraitorTrump is THE most corrupt politician EVER! Trump plotted w the head of the Civil division at DOJ Clark, concocted a plan to oust Acting AG Rosen in order to FORCE the GA DA to void the election & say Trump won! JFC! This was on Jan 3
3/Jeffrey Clark, had been devising ways to cast doubt on the election results & to bolster Trump’s continuing legal battles & the pressure on GA politicians. Bec Rosen had refused the president’s entreaties to carry out those plans, Trump was abt to decide whether to fire Rosen
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So Pence has basically just filed an "I can't believe you assholes put me in this position" politician's response to the Gohmert suit, regretfully asking the Court to dismiss because Plaintiffs really should have sued Congress, not him, since they're asking to give him more power
My wife just took over the computer so we'll pause this thread for a bit
To give you a sense of exactly how much of a political coward Pence is, and how much internal wrangling there must have been over the proper response here, check out the opening highlight in the second image here
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PINK SLIME: I'm fascinated by the idea that upcoming civil lawsuits by 2 private companies might rein in the most extreme tendencies of OANN & Fox News.

How? Legal liability that peddling "False, reckless & irresponsible" slander has created.

nytimes.com/2020/12/20/bus…

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"Last week, his lawyer sent scathing letters to the Fox News Channel, Newsmax and OAN demanding that they immediately, forcefully clear his company’s name — and that they retain documents for a planned defamation lawsuit. He has, legal experts say, an unusually strong case."

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The occupant of the Office of the President is exempt from slander laws, but not the rest of the crew.

Of course, #ETTD via @TheRickWilson

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One explanation for COVID denialism. The #ETTD theory, "Everything Trump Touches Dies," creates a situation where people cling to clearly wrong policy/beliefs because the alternative, life without Trump, is not sustainable, because of criminal acts carried out under Trump. (more)
2/ Fraud is illegal in the United States, and appellate attorneys lying to courts and to citizens is just the most recent manifestation of fraud. Trump was built on fraud, sustained by fraud, and is clinging to his last hopes of remaining in power by fraud. (more)
3/ But #ETTD kicks in when those in Trump's circles perpetuate fraud, knowing untruths intending to deceive. These conspirators are captured. If Trump is no longer the Executive, they are vulnerable to criminal prosecution. (more)
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