It’s gotten almost no coverage here, but Vladimir Putin is reportedly preparing to retire for “health reasons” and he’s already negotiating a non-prosecution deal on his way out the door. It seems Trump’s downfall has put the early stages of Putin’s downfall in motion.
To be clear, this story is being covered pretty heavily everywhere but America. We’re kind of in a bubble here, as we fixate on Trump’s final days.
Putin supposedly has Parkinson's. He also had a major coughing fit in public this week. He seems to be trying to take himself off the stage for "health reasons" before the Russian oligarchs sour on his failed Trump experiment and decide to take him out.

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21 Nov
The remainder of Trump's life will largely be dictated by whether the judge gives him 1) bail, 2) house arrest, or 3) jail, while he awaits trial. If it's 1 or 2, he'll likely try to delay his trial for the last couple years of his expected lifespan. If it's 3, he'll just rot.
Trump will argue that with his age and poor health, he shouldn't rot in a cell while awaiting trial, particularly during a pandemic (which he ironically created).

Prosecutors will argue that Trump is a risk of flight, and a risk of selling state secrets, if he's not monitored.
It'll all come down to the whim of whichever New York state judge gets his case. But the most likely compromise could be house arrest at Mar-a-Lago, with his visits and electronic communications monitored.
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21 Nov
Donald Trump skipped out on a G20 panel today and went golfing. Don't try to tell me he still has some hope of magically remaining in power. He's not even trying to keep up the illusion that he can pull it off. He's just golfing while he still can, before the criminal charges.
Trump International Hotel is in deep financial trouble after Donald Trump’s loss…
Donald Trump’s "allies" keep turning against him…
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21 Nov
Liz Cheney is now telling Donald Trump to move aside. No surprise. The longer he pretends he's contesting the election for cash, the more he gets in the way of other Republicans who are running their own evil schemes. They were always going to selfishly turn on Trump in the end.
It's never about whether a Republican will grow a conscience or a spine. Those concepts simply do not exist on the Republican side. It was always a question of at what point a defeated Trump would begin to get in the way of their own corrupt ambitions.
The Republicans are each going to get there at different times, because they each have different math about how Trump's squatting act is impacting their own corrupt schemes. But they were never going to remain personally loyal to him. That concept doesn't exist in the GOP either.
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21 Nov
In the past few days:

- Vornado cancels property sale that would have benefited Trump

- Deutsche Bank moves to offload Trump loans to other creditors who will call them in

- Trump International Hotel sale falls apart

Now that Trump has lost, his financial world is collapsing.
Trump International Hotel is in deep financial trouble after Donald Trump’s loss…
Michigan’s Republican legislators could be in deep trouble over Trump Hotel stunt…
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21 Nov
The Michigan certification is not being magically postponed by two weeks. That wouldn't even be legally possible. Everyone please stop panic tweeting nonsense. You are absolutely not helping our cause by spreading this kind of doomsday false information.
"But I heard..."

No, don't do that.

"But I heard" isn't a source.
Also, just because someone on the other side announces that they want something evil to happen, it doesn't mean that thing is true, or will happen, or is even physically capable of happening.

We have GOT to stop mistaking the other side's fantasies for actual real things.
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21 Nov
Leaks about cabinet positions are often false. Someone who wants a job leaks that they're under consideration when they're not, etc. Feel free to loudly push back whenever a bad name leaks. But don't assume Biden is behind that bad name. Most of these cabinet leaks are bullshit.
Remember the nonstop false leaks about Biden's running mate? Same thing with the cabinet. The media knows it won't face any penalty for publishing a cabinet leak from a sketchy source, because when it ends up being someone else, the public will just assume Biden changed his mind.
And yes, sometimes an administration leaks a name in order to take the public's temperature on that name. Like I said, feel free to loudly push back, just to leave no doubt.
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