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Y’a des lunettes de vue en solde chez @GrandOptical_fr en ce moment pour ceux qui ont du mal à bien lire. Pour la compréhension par contre, je sais pas si on peut faire grand chose.
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🔥Manhattan's DA has convened a special grand jury to decide whether to INDICT Donald Trump, his kids + other Trump Org execs &/or the firm with CRIMINAL charges.

Justice is coming—and a federal #pardon won’t save them from NY State charges.😎

#ByeDon
washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
The move indicates that DA Vance’s investigation of Trump and Trump “has reached an advanced stage” after >2 years—and suggests that Vance “believes he has found evidence of a CRIME” — by Trump and/or someone close to him or Trump Org.💥

#TrumpCrimeFamily
DA Vance’s broad probe includes whether Trump Org LIED about the value of its real estate properties to defraud banks (#BankFraud) and insurance companies (#InsuranceFraud), and if any tax benefits were gotten illegally (#TaxFraud).

Al Capone got nailed for tax fraud.😉
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🚨BREAKING: In the final weeks of Trump’s term, @mattgaetz privately asked the White House for blanket pre-emptive pardons for himself and unidentified congressional allies for any crimes they may have committed.

#WaterGaetz #GaetzResign
nytimes.com/2021/04/06/us/…
Around that time, DOJ investigators had begun questioning Gaetz’s associates about him, including whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-yo that violated #SexTrafficking laws, that grew out of the case of an indicted associate in #Florida.
nytimes.com/2021/03/30/us/…
Gaetz also publicly called for broad pardons from Trump to thwart what he falsely termed the “bloodlust” of @GOP political opponents. Some Trump associates now speculate that Gaetz’s request for a group #pardon was an attempt to camouflage his own potential criminal exposure.🧐
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🔥A federal probe into the overseas and business dealings of Rudy Giuliani has resumed after being stalled last year amid Giuliani’s prominent role helping Trump’s attempt to overturn the election.

apnews.com/article/giulia…
“The full scope of the investigation is unclear, but it at least partly involves Giuliani’s Ukraine dealings, the officials said.”😎
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan pushed last year for a search warrant for records, including some of Giuliani’s communications, but officials in the Trump-era DOJ *refused* to sign off on the request.🤬

#corruption #TrumpCrimeSyndicate
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🚨AWESOME: Prosecutors in #Georgia have launched a CRIMINAL investigation into Trump’s attempts to overturn election results, including a phone call to @GaSecofState Raffensperger in which Trump pressured him to “find” enough votes to flip the results.
nytimes.com/2021/02/10/us/…
Fani Willis—the Democratic prosecutor in Fulton County—sent a letter to numerous GA state officials, including Raffensperger—asking them to preserve documents related to Trump’s call. The letter **explicitly stated that the request was part of a CRIMINAL investigation**.💥
The inquiry makes #Georgia the 2nd state after New York where Trump faces a CRIMINAL investigation. And it lies in a jurisdiction where potential jurors are unlikely to be hospitable to Trump—Fulton County encompasses most of Atlanta and overwhelmingly supported @POTUS Biden.😎
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... anyone locally wonder why @RepJimmyPanetta isn't an impeachment manager?

He is a lawyer.

He was a District Attorney.

He acts like he knows what he is talking about.

Second time he was frosted out by leadership to make a larger name for "Panetta".
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Maybe it's this:
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or maybe it's this:

(Jimmy has never been asked a question about his cousin stinking up MoCo with his dope, his. guns, his bombs.

That's strange)
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The man on the left is David Armanasco. He has been doing free public relations for @MCoSheriff Steve Bernal. 🤔

He is best buds with Leon Panetta.

The @mcweekly met with Armanasco as Steve Bernal was poised to enter office (from deputy to sheriff) and agreed to go easy.
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And they have. six years later the sherif stories have a soft touch. They round off the edges

The rigging of American politics is happening in plain sight. We need to pay attention or we will be right back at another Trump.

Armanasco is in the above photo with the sommelier
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from the Sardine Factory. One of his "paying clients".

So is Steve Bernal's public relations really free? @CA_FPPC.

No. It isn't. Steve Bernal's PR is paid for by the same well connected and questionable business men that steered a deputy into the corrupt sheriff slot.
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#Inauguration Day for #JoeBiden will look unlike anything the nation has seen before as the scars of #Covid19 and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the #US 🇺🇸 #Capitol turn the West Front into a virtual ghost town compared to years past.

@MaudJullien and @EleonoreVanel report ⤵️
@MaudJullien @EleonoreVanel 🇺🇸 Ahead of his #Inauguration, #JoeBiden attended a ceremony honouring the American lives lost to #COVID19 on Tuesday evening.

“To heal we must remember,” said #Biden with 400 lights representing the #pandemic victims illuminating behind him ⤵️
@MaudJullien @EleonoreVanel 🇺🇸 Donald #Trump leaves the presidency on Wednesday, ending his single four-year term stained by two #impeachments, political divisions and a #pandemic that killed 400,000 Americans.

Trump will skip the #inauguration and fly to his #Florida home.

@ketgorjestani reports ⤵️
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🇺🇸 Après 4 ans de présidence #Trump, l’arrivée au pouvoir de Joe #Biden constitue, pour certains, un espoir d’apaisement.

À #Washington, où la communauté afro-américaine représente la moitié de la population, qu’attend-on de ce changement de présidence ? Reportage @gu__gu
🇺🇸 Le démocrate Joe #Biden va entrer ce mercredi à la #MaisonBlanche, à l'issue de la cérémonie d'investiture #InaugurationDay2021 #InaugurationDay #Inauguration2021.

Mode d'emploi de cette journée obéissant à un protocole très strict avec @FRANCE24 ⤵️
f24.my/7HBd.t
🇺🇸 "Pour guérir, nous devons nous souvenir."

À la veille de son investiture, Joe #Biden a rendu hommage aux victimes du #COVID19 à #Washington, devant le #LincolnMemorial #Inauguration2021 ⤵️
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* 2003

#DefundThePolice

A @MCoSheriff Sgt. Mike Richards asks newly elected Sheriff Mike Kanalakis for permission to fraternize with a convicted drug trafficker. #Sheriff Kanalakis gave it to him.
* 2010

A group of #corrupt local officials attached letters to the court during a "Certificate of Rehabilitation" effort which is the first step in a #Pardon process.

It was scandalous and partly caused Mike Kanalakis' loss to Scott Miller in 2010.

Fmr. @SalinasPD cop Joe
* 2010

Gunter was on board. So was two term sheriff Mike Kanalakis and soon to be fired Commander Mike Richards of the @MCoSheriff Department.

As was Supervisor John Phillips (a former DA and Judge) along with another @SalinasPD copper Gary "the grey fox" Edwards.

#Salinas
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Apropos of nothing, #pardon accountability is a critical rule of law reform law that needs to be a priority. Here is the proposal crafted by our bipartisan task force co-chaired by @PreetBharara and @GovCTW. #pardons #pardonpalooza brennancenter.org/our-work/polic…
Important to acknowledge that pardon abuse isn’t a new problem, but as usual this president has taken it to a new level. That’s been true for a while. brennancenter.org/our-work/analy…
Fortunately, there is excellent legislation already pending before Congress, the Protecting our Democracy Act, which addresses pardons among a number of critical issues. It deserves swift passage.
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🚨BREAKING: @TheJusticeDept investigated as recently as this summer the roles of Elliott Broidy—a top fundraiser for Trump—and Abbe Lowell—a lawyer for Jared Kushner—in an alleged scheme to offer a BRIBE in exchange for clemency for a tax crimes convict.

nytimes.com/2020/12/03/us/…
A federal judge unsealed heavily redacted court documents Tuesday that disclosed the investigation into alleged ILLEGAL lobbying and #bribery.

Twice convicted felon Elliott Broidy, pleaded guilty in October to a charge related to a diffèrent illegal lobbying scheme.🙄
Billionaire Sanford Diller enlisted help in securing clemency for a Berkeley psychologist, Hugh Baras, who got a 30-month prison sentence for tax evasion and improperly claiming Social Security benefits.🧐
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The guy on the far right is Dave Drew a retired cocaine trafficker who ⁦@JerryBrownGov#pardoned in 2018.

The two to Dave’s left are now deceased #Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter and Gary Edwards. Both retired @SalinasPD, both continued performing background checks for the dept. Image
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Now, see that guy circled in red? That is Mike Bitar a “founder” of Grupo Flor and payer to @RepJimmyPanetta’s political consultant Plasha Will, as well as donor to Jimmy Panetta himself.

Bitar is living in Carmel but his house in Salinas is in foreclosure.
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Bitar’s prior claim to fame was his ownership of a local fast food hot dog joint where he defrauded the workers compensation system and was charged by then DA Dean Flippo for his crimes. Bitar lost his real estate license over that issue, and many others, because he was also
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🔥COVER UP: @realDonaldTrump has discussed granting “pre-emptive” #pardons to his children, Kush, and Rudy Giuliani—and spoke with Rudy about pardoning him as recently as last week.

These crooks are trying to cover their tracks.🤬
nytimes.com/2020/12/01/us/…
Don Jr was under investigation by Bob Mueller for contacts with Russians trying to smear Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign, but he was never charged.

Kush LIED to the Feds about his contacts with foreigners for his security clearance, but was given one anyway by Trump.🤬
Kremlin🇷🇺Barbie Ivanka is under investigation by the Manhattan DA for allegedly taking ILLEGAL tax write-offs on millions of dollars in consulting fees.🧐
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Pour "rigoler" un petit pronostic:

Fin d’année 2020: le gouvernement continue de s'entêter dans la croyance au "ruissèlement". Tous les plans d'aides sont conçus comme un soutien inconditionnel aux entreprises, sans considération pour le soutien des ménages.

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Début 2021 : pour les mêmes raisons idéologiques, le gouvernement continue de s'entêter sur la #dette, place les mesures de soutien au bilan de la Sécu et non pas de l'Etat pour contraindre son remboursement. De nouvelles mesures d'austérité sont annoncées pour les compenser.
L'économie continue de vivoter artificiellement par perfusion d’argent public : le ministre de l’économie et le 1er ministre annoncent un nouveau plan de soutien aux entreprises sur la base de leur chiffre d’Affaire passé, le "Plan de Soutien Final Pour la Reprise" (PSFPR)
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Julian Assange has been imprisoned in the UK for 1 1/2 years because US Govt wants to prosecute him for publishing docs exposing war crimes. Convicted of nothing, he has no chance of freedom any time soon: even if he wins, US Govt will appeal & he'll remain imprisoned for years. Image
The attempted extradition of Assange -- pushed by Pompeo & Jeff Sessions -- is the greatest threat to US press freedoms in years. His -- and Snowden's -- only chance for freedom is a Trump pardon. People forget how repressive & malicious Dems are with whistleblowers. Watch, 2014:
In 2013, even the Obama DOJ -- which prosecuted more whistleblowers for espionage than all previous administrations *combined* -- concluded Assange couldn't be prosecuted without destroying press freedom. But Pompeo & Sessions don't care about that.

washingtonpost.com/world/national…
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#Fillon : Back to the Batignolles pour le dernier jour du procès #Fillon. On attend les plaidoiries de la défense aujourd’hui. Mais il y a un petit problème : la salle où les débats doivent débuter à 10h est ... occupée par un autre procès.
#Fillon : A l’origine, le procès devait reprendre à 13h30. Mais les avocats de la défense ayant besoin de temps pour développer leurs plaidoiries, il avait été avancé à 10h. Sauf qu’une autre audience est en cours...
#Fillon : Autre vrai problème au tribunal : la machine à café ne fonctionne pas. Les gobelets font leur révolution...
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🚨 🚨>>> Trump 'offered Julian Assange a PARDON if he denied Russia link to hack' theguardian.com/media/2020/feb…
💥Statement by #Wikileaks #Assange lawyer in UK courtroom today about Republican Dana "Rohrabacher going to see Mr Assange and saying—on instructions from the president—he was offering a pardon or some other way out, if…Assange…said Russia had nothing to do with the DNC leaks”
For those following along, an #Assange #pardon isn't so wild after all, is it? Recall Senator Rand Paul was part of Rohrabacher plot to make a deal w/ Assange, getting #Russia off the hook for the 2016 election attack that put Trump in the WH…to do all the damage he's now doing.
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The @CourierJournal coverage of the Patrick Baker case has been misleading. First, they claim a donation/fundraiser during the reelection season caused the exoneration without reporting on the investigative efforts that led to the pardon. The reporting also omits
that the Baker family supported Bevin in 2015 before Patrick was wrongfully convicted in the first place. Then several hours after we have a press conference addressing every question asked by reporters, and providing evidence of Baker’s innocence in a detailed fashion...
the @courierjournal realizes that the $4,000 donation fell flat and resorts to Plan B a pardon letter from a wealthy member of the Corbin community who just so happens to be a political donor. In their words: the Megadonor. @joesonka declines to inform readers of
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1. En cette période de commémoration, je voudrais parler de Rose, une grande dame pour laquelle je veux tenir nos mémoires en éveil. Sa vie a basculé entre le 22/04 et le 17/06/1994. Chaque jour jusqu'au 17/06, je vais vous parler de celle qu'elle fut #laVieDeRose #Rwanda #RwOT🇷🇼
2. Comme toute chronique, l’itinéraire de vie que je vais vous raconter est divisé en plusieurs périodes. L'histoire de Rose suit le calendrier de l'Histoire de son pays natal, le Rwanda : avant 1959, entre 1959 et 1994, entre avril et juillet 1994 et après 1994. #laVieDeRose
3. Elle s’appelait donc Rose, et elle était aussi belle que la reine des fleurs. Comme ne tarderait pas à le démontrer son parcours accidenté de jeune fille, de femme, de mère puis de veuve, Rose appartenait à la version la plus résistante de l’arbuste dont elle porte le nom.
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🔥WHOA🔥

Right after the Feds raided Michael Cohen, lawyers connected to Rudy Giuliani pressured Cohen NOT to flip on @realDonaldTrump with the “implicit message that if Cohen hired these lawyers, it could preserve or increase his chances of a #pardon.”🤬
abcnews.go.com/US/lawyers-cla…
The 2 lawyers never joined Cohen’s legal team but sent Cohen a bill for legal services (he didn’t pay) that included fees for at least a 6n phone calls btwn the lawyers and Giuliani, and a late June in-person meeting in NY btwn at least 1 of the attorneys and Giuliani.🔥
SDNY prosecutors now have the legal bill along with logs of numerous calls and copies of emails btwn the attorneys and Cohen. During a meeting with Cohen earlier this year, federal prosecutors asked who paid the bill, but Cohen said he did not know who, if anyone, did.🧐
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"The sitting president of the United States financed an illegal cover-up from inside the White House…The president hosted a foreign leader in the Oval Office, then wrote a check. He haggled over legislation, then wrote a check. He traveled abroad, then wrote a check." So damning
This really shows the absurdity of DOJ policy NOT to indict a sitting president. The greater the evidence of criminality, the greater incentive a criminal POTUS has to stay in office. Trump may seek a 2d term as a result. Why EVER leave if being POTUS prevents legal exposure?!
🤯Trump paid #MichaelCohen $420,000—monthly checks—throughout 2017—signed by Jr, Weisselberg, sitting POTUS
+$130,000 to reimburse payment to keep Stormy silent
+$50,000 to manipulate online polls to inflate Trump’s business reputation
+$180,000 for Cohen's taxes
+$60,000 #bonus
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