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WHAT TOOK THEM SO LONG TO DISCOVER BIDEN IS AN EMPTY VESSEL?

It was apparent from the day Obama left the White House…

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People are starting to comment – after it’s too late…

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That Obama might enjoy serving as a third-term president in all but name, running the government from his iPhone, was a thought expressed in public by Obama himself, both before and after he left office.

“I used to say if I can make an arrangement where I had a stand-in or front man or front woman, and they had an earpiece in, and I was just in my basement in my sweats looking through the stuff, and I could sort of deliver the lines while someone was doing all the talking and ceremony,” he told Steven Colbert in 2015, “I’d be fine with that because I found the work fascinating.”

Even with all these clues, the Washington press corps—fresh off their years of broadcasting fantasies about secret communications links between Trump Tower and the Kremlin—seemed unable to imagine, let alone report on, Obama’s role in government.

Instead, every few months a sanitized report appears on some aspect of the ex-president’s outside public advocacy, presented within limits that are clearly being set by Obama’s political operatives—which conveniently elide the problems that are inherent in having a person with no constitutional role or congressional oversight take an active role in executive decision-making.

Near the end of June, for example, Politico ran a long article noting Biden’s cognitive decline, with the coy headline “Is Obama Ready to Reassert Himself?”—as if the ex-president hadn’t been living in the middle of Washington and playing politics since the day he left office. Indeed, in previous weeks Obama had continued his role as central advocate for government censorship of the internet while launching a new campaign against gun ownership, claiming it is historically linked to racism.

Surely, the spectacle of an ex-president simultaneously leading campaigns against both the First and Second Amendments might have led even a spectacularly incurious old-school D.C. reporter to file a story on the nuts and bolts of Obama’s political operation and on who was going in and out of his mansion.

But the D.C. press was no longer in the business of maintaining transparency. Instead, they had become servants of power, whose job was to broadcast whatever myths helped advance the interests of the powerful.

<Source: Tablet>

Bottom line…

We are so screwed that we have less than a 20% chance to recover our Constitution, Rule of Law, and our culture of American exceptionalism.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WE ARE IN DEEP SHIT!

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Due to the corruption of our politics and a corporatized media, our nation is facing an existential crisis where the U.S. Constitution that protects our human rights is being subverted by the progressive communist democrats in their pursuit of political power.

Our nation appears to be deeply polarized, where political matters are simplified into Democrats versus Republicans and "us versus them" rather than the true dichotomy between good versus evil and right versus wrong.

According to the progressive communist democrats, our nation is locked in an eternal power struggle between the “haves” and the “have-nots,” with voters left to choose sides in this cosmic power battle. With the progressive communist democrats creating classes of victims along the lines of race, sex, and national origin, promising to redress each group's real or imagined grievances in return for political power.

One reason the progressive communist democrats are succeeding in advancing this corrupt view of America is that many Americans are apathetic -- where this “us versus them” construct resonates because it simplifies complex issues. Individuals naturally seek simplicity in a chaotic world, and this binary framework offers a straightforward approach to understanding complex political machinations. It provides a sense of certainty and security, creating a clear sense of individual identity and belonging within specific groups or ideologies.

However, relying solely on this black-and-white thinking has severe drawbacks, leading to tribalism, where individuals align rigidly with one political party and demonize the other. This mindset stifles open dialogue and promotes hostility, preventing constructive solutions to significant political challenges – discouraging critical thinking and empathy, as it encourages us to dismiss historical experiences and the perspectives of those different from ourselves.

The criminality of the Obama/Biden Administration…

18 U.S. Code § 595 - Interference by administrative employees of Federal, State, or Territorial Governments

Whoever, being a person employed in any administrative position by the United States, or by any department or agency thereof, or by the District of Columbia or any agency or instrumentality thereof, or by any State, Territory, or Possession of the United States, or any political subdivision, municipality, or agency thereof, or agency of such political subdivision or municipality (including any corporation owned or controlled by any State, Territory, or Possession of the United States or by any such political subdivision, municipality, or agency), in connection with any activity which is financed in whole or in part by loans or grants made by the United States, or any department or agency thereof, uses his official authority for the purpose of interfering with, or affecting, the nomination or the election of any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. <Source>

And this is just the beginning of the charges. It appears that every conspiracy and denial of rights charge in Trump’s third indictment applies to a large number of Democrats in the government, both past and present.

So, I might ask, how many Democrats were involved in crafting the spurious Steele Dossier, knowingly submitting it to the government as a predicate for a costly, time-consuming, and illegal investigation, lying to the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, including the submission of falsified evidence, and illegally leaking classified or privileged information to the news media?

All of which is conclusively proven by previously elicited documentary evidence and sworn testimony.

How many Democrats occupied positions of authority and knowingly conspired to deny rights guaranteed by our U.S. Constitution, such as due process and the freedom from illegal searches and seizure to individuals who appear to be persecuted for political purposes?

Bottom line…

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It is now impossible for Donald Trump or any of his associates to receive a fair trial if tried by a demonstrably biased judge, in a venue where the jury pool was overwhelmingly hostile to the defendant, and where several prosecutors had been previously associated with demonstrable prosecutorial misconduct involving never-used novel legal theories,

If our corrupt White House and Department of Justice are allowed to proceed with the persecution of former President Donald Trump, we have now entered the realm of a tyrannical government typical of a police state.

One can only wonder if the United States Supreme Court will issue a TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) to stop this existential and tyrannical threat to our nation -- at least until the 2024 election is over.

One can only wonder if the members of Congress have the balls to impeach Joe Biden, Merrick Garland, and others since enough evidence exists to start the process. 

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


MIKE PENCE: THE TRIUMPH OF STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE.

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Former Vice President Mike Pence appears to be a religious conservative and a nice guy who respects others.

Unfortunately, he is a misguided dupe, ignorant of the players and state of play in a rapidly decaying constitutional republic. He is a weak player, more suitable for local or state politics than a fighter for America on the national and world stage.

Mike Pence’s response to Donald Trump's indictment by the Department of Justice illustrates the point…

"Today’s indictment serves as an important reminder: anyone who puts himself over the Constitution should never be President of the United States." 

"Our country is more important than one man. Our constitution is more important than any one man’s career. On January 6th, Former President Trump demanded that I choose between him and the Constitution. I chose the Constitution, and I always will."

[OCS: Yet the Constitution and James Madison’s notes are silent on the powers of the Vice President in a disputed election with challenges to state voter certifications and alternate slates of electors. However, in modern practice, the actual procedure is well-known and defined thusly:

Federal law requires the states to deliver certified electoral college results to the vice president, serving as president of the Senate, and other parties by December 23. Then a joint meeting of Congress is required by the 12th Amendment to count the electoral votes and declare the winners of the presidential election.

Objecting to the Counting of One or More Electoral Votes

Section 15 establishes a procedure for making and acting on objections to the counting of one or more of the electoral votes from a state or the District of Columbia. When the certificate or equivalent paper from each state or the District of Columbia is read, “the President of the Senate shall call for objections, if any.” Any such objection must be presented in writing and must be signed by at least one Senator and one Representative. The objection “shall state clearly and concisely, and without argument, the ground thereof.” During the joint session of January 6, 2001, the presiding officer intervened on several occasions to halt attempts to make speeches under the guise of offering an objection. When an objection, properly made in writing and endorsed by at least one Senator and one Representative, is received, each house is to meet and consider it separately. The statute states, “No votes or papers from any other State shall be acted upon until the objections previously made to the votes or papers from any State shall have been finally disposed of.” However, in 1873, before enactment of the law now in force, the joint session agreed, without objection and for reasons of convenience, to entertain objections with regard to two or more states before the houses met separately on any of them.

Disposing of Objections

The joint session does not act on any objections that are made. Instead, the joint session is suspended, the Senate withdraws from the House chamber, and each house meets separately to debate the objection and vote whether, based on the objection, to count the vote or votes in question. Both houses must vote separately to agree to the objection by simple majority. Otherwise, the objection fails and the vote or votes are counted. (3 U.S.C. §15 provides that “the two  Nikki Haley. Houses concurrently may reject the vote or votes.”) <Source: Congressional Research Service, Counting Electoral Votes: An Overview of Procedures at the Joint Session, Including Objections by Members of Congress.>

Clearly, the Vice President lacks the power to challenge certifications or the seating of electors unilaterally. The mere suggestion that the Vice President entertain an alternate legal interpretation is a political matter, not a criminal matter.]

"The former president is entitled to the presumption of innocence but with this indictment, his candidacy means more talk about January 6th and more distractions. As Americans, his candidacy means less attention paid to Joe Biden's disastrous economic policies afflicting millions across the United States and to the pattern of corruption with Hunter."

[OCS: If Pence was an honest broker and not an establishment-wing lackey, he should have denounced the corrupt United States House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol and demanded an investigation into the Democrat’s role in subverting the challenge process.]

"As your president, I will not yield an inch in defending America, our people, or our values, and I promise you: I will do so in a way consistent with my oath to the Constitution and the character and decency of the American people. We will restore a threshold of integrity and civility in public life so we can bring real solutions to the challenges plaguing our nation."

[OCS: This is why Mike Pence should never be the President of the United States. Every time Republicans have been courteous and extended the hand of friendship across the aisle, the compromise furthered the agenda of the progressive communist democrats – not stopping it or reversing it but simply slowing it down. It is not a problem for a political party that operates on the “long view” and uses incremental gains to achieve its nefarious purposes.]

Bottom line…

Pence comes across as prissy and self-righteous, not exactly a plus in hardscrabble politics.

Undoubtedly, Pence was always the “second banana” in the Trump Administration, with less input than Ivanka Trump and hubby Jared Kushner who reportedly lobbied to replace Pence with U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. As Trump says, Pence is a “fine man,” but he is no fighter.

Anything and everything the progressive communist democrats don't like is now a threat to democracy. And useful idiots like Mike Pence are repeating their talking points.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


TRUMP: IT'S NOT A CONSPIRACY THEORY, IT'S AN OBAMA COVER UP

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After reviewing documentary evidence and sworn testimony, there is no doubt in my mind that President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and members of their inner circle conspired to cover up their criminal activities and interfere with a presidential election to perpetuate the coverup.

It appears that Presidential candidate Donald Trump and his nominee for National Security Advisor, Lt. General Mike Flynn, formerly the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, represented an existential threat to President Obama and his cadre of Obamacons and Clintonistas – not to mention the top tier of the Democrat Party.

To this day, they must stop former President Trump from regaining power lest he disable the safeguards that protect Obama, Biden, Clinton, and others – all who appear guilty of treasonous activities to overthrow the legitimate government of the United States.

Likewise, there is no doubt in my mind that the Democrats interfered with the 2020 election by altering laws, electoral systems and procedures, as well as tampering with vote collection and tabulating.

And that the Democrats participated in the January 6 events to prevent any state certifications from being challenged and alternate electors from being seated. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Mayor Muriel Bowser deliberately declined the use of the protective National Guard troops offered by Donald Trump, who was exercising his First Amendment speech rights to peacefully protest the election results. As to agent provocateurs in the crowd disguised as Trump supporters, no doubt such individuals were present and leading the riot.

Against this background, we find a corrupt Attorney General Merrick Garland, Obama’s éminence grise and fixer. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, Jack Smith, the Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice, and a host of interconnected individuals attempting to damage or destroy Donald Trump with additional indictments.

Piling on…

In addition to the first indictment arising from Mr. Smith's investigation, 40 counts relating to the alleged retention of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, a grand jury in Washington, D.C., hostile to President Trump, approved felony charges on August 1, 2023, in connection with the events of Jan. 6, 2021.

Former President Trump questioned, "But why did they wait two and a half years to bring these fake charges, right in the middle of President Trump’s winning campaign for 2024? Why was it announced the day after the big Crooked Joe Biden scandal broke out from the Halls of Congress?"

And there is the answer: delay, distract, destroy Trump.

The state of play…

There is no doubt that President Biden is physically and mentally incapable of performing his duties as the President of the United States and the military's Commander-in-Chief. These duties are being performed in the background by Obama’s acolytes. Moreover, there is no longer any doubt that President Biden has sold his influence as a public official and most likely conveyed classified information to foreign counties and entities.

For the Democrats to knowingly submit Biden’s name as their presidential nominee should be a crime in and of itself.

The allegations…

  • Count 1: 18 U.S.C. § 371 (Conspiracy to Defraud the United States)

    A conspiracy to defraud the United States by using dishonesty, fraud, and deceit to impair, obstruct, and defeat the lawful federal government function by which the results of the presidential election are collected, counted, and certified by the federal government, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371.

  • Count 2: 18 U.S.C. § 1512(k) (Conspiracy to Obstruct an Official Proceeding)

  • Count 3: 18 U.S.C. §§ 1512(c)(2), 2 (Obstruction of and Attempt to Obstruct an Official Proceeding)

    A conspiracy to corruptly obstruct and impede the January 6 congressional proceeding at which the collected results of the presidential election are counted and certified ("the certification proceeding"), in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1512(k).

  • Count 4: 18 U.S.C. § 241 (Conspiracy Against Rights)

    A conspiracy against the right to vote and to have one's vote counted, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 241.

If you read the 45-page indictment carefully, it is an attack on constitutionally protected free speech and Smith has warped the law to accomplish his nefarious attack on Trump.

These type of charges have never been used against those who challenge an election under our existing political system. 

The indictment is only an allegation, and the defendant must be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This is a classic case of projection where the Democrats attempt to mislead others by projecting their behavior onto others.

  • Hillary Clinton (D-NY) claimed the election was stolen from her by nefarious GOP actors.
  • Jaimie Raskin (D-MD) objected to the votes of electors from Florida and challenged the validity of electoral votes on January 6, 2017.
  • In January 2005, in the wake of Mr. Bush’s re-election, Democrats were more aggressive. Senator Barbara Boxer of California joined Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio to lodge a formal objection to Ohio’s electoral votes. The objection compelled Congress to spend two hours in debate, even though Mr. Bush won Ohio by more than 118,000 votes. <Source>

The smoking gun…

The faux bombs found at the DNC and RNC, as well as the riot at the Capitol complex, were timed to coincide with the counting of electoral votes and the acceptance of challenges, where a Representative and Senator pair could challenge the certification of the state’s election results and debate the seating of a state’s electors – possibly seating an alternative slate of electors.

But the process was circumvented by the riot, which appears to have Democrat involvement. The United States House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol was an illegally constituted committee and a sham Democrat attempt to bring down Trump not an honest investigation of the day's events.

And let us not forget the sham second impeachment where the House of Representatives adopted one article of impeachment against Trump -- "incitement of insurrection," stating that he had incited the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. There was no insurrection, and much of the so-called evidence presented was manufactured by the Committee.,

Bottom line…

The Democrats are criminalizing politics, so let us use Alinsky's Rules for Radicals and hold them to their own standard.

Where is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell? Why is he not defending the U.S. Constitution? Could he be a foreign agent given his wife's family interests in China?

They must stop Trump at all costs, lest they hang for their crimes against the United States.

We are so screwed.

Trump-card

-- Steve

 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


SOCIALISM PURE AND SIMPLE

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As a lifelong California resident, I have come to believe that our entire one-party legislature, including the bureaucrats, are all progressive communist democrats who do not care if they destroy our formerly golden state as long as they retain the commanded prestige, perks, privileges, and profits of political power.

Unlike the fools who have been taught the benign definition of socialism, where the government assumes control over the means of production on behalf of labor, I know this is pure progressive propaganda.

The actual definition is the “Robin Hood” re-distribution of wealth, where the political class uses the assets of the “haves,” primarily the wealthy and middle class, to redistribute to the “have nots.” Or as Karl Marx explained in The Communist Manifesto, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."

This is not a theoretical discussion if you consider that Assemblyman Juan Carrillo (D-Palmdale), born and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to Los Angeles when he was 15, has put forth Assembly Bill A.B. 1536, which would expand access to California’s Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) to undocumented – ILLEGAL ALIEN -- immigrants who, due to their immigration status, aren’t eligible for the Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Program for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled. 

B-HDRThis Bill:

1) Expands eligibility for CAPI to all individuals regardless of immigration status, if the individual otherwise meets the eligibility criteria for the program.

2) Renames the Cash Assistance Program for Aged, Blind, and Disabled Legal Immigrants to the Cash Assistance Program for Aged, Blind, and Disabled Immigrants.

3) Exempts an individual who is not a qualified immigrant as defined by Section 1641 of Title 8 of the United States Code from being required to apply for SSI in order to receive CAPI benefits.

4) Makes other conforming changes.

5) Deletes an obsolete statute that became inoperative in 2011.

Purpose of the Bill:

According to the author, “Across our state, the aging, undocumented population is increasing, especially our immigrant seniors, many of whom have no retirement or access to social security benefits despite years of living and working in this Country.

This bill will serve as a building block on the work we have accomplished to ensure our undocumented senior population can age with dignity. This bill will also work to support undocumented disabled individuals. Although California has made historic investments in expanding food assistance benefits and unlocking Medi-Cal for undocumented seniors, it has fallen short in doing the same for the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI). This program leaves behind thousands of our undocumented seniors and disabled individuals struggling to afford their housing, prescription medicine, and necessities amid skyrocketing costs due to inflation rates, and much more. Specifically, undocumented seniors 65 and older, who would qualify for this program are the same seniors who have contributed significant money to our economy through taxes, household expenses and much more. It is a benefit they deserve. As a proud Mexican immigrant, I am committed to fighting for what I believe is right, which means all immigrants’ rights. ¡Si Se Puede!”

[OCS: For those unfamiliar with the phrase, “¡Si Se Puede!,” it is the battle cry of militant illegal aliens demanding citizenship or other benefits, and it translates roughly as "Yes we can."]

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It's all in the progressive communist democrat's playbook, and it's working...

In the view of the husband-and-wife team of radical sociologists in the 60s, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the primary goal of the Cloward-Piven strategy was to use mass enrollment into welfare programs to overwhelm the government's resources and administrative capacity, thus forcing the system to break down and, in turn, create a political and financial crisis.

This crisis would force policymakers to make more substantial and radical changes to the welfare system, potentially leading to the establishment of a guaranteed minimum income and, ultimately, a socialist transformation of society.

Bottom line…

While we can all empathize with individual cases, California cannot financially sustain a never-ending horde of illegal aliens, bringing illiteracy, poverty, disease, crime, and unskilled labor into the state.

The Democrats want Democrat voters. The Republicans and businesses want cheap labor. The Church wants parishioners. The activists want political power and funding. The lawyers want crime and immigration cases. The teachers want more students. The unions want more members. The developers want those rent vouchers. Just as long as it doesn't interrupt their cushy lives. The wine-sipping, white, college-educated democrat women want maids, nannies, and gardeners. Everybody wants something on the cheap as long as others disproportionately pay for it.

In the final analysis, communism is socialism by force of government.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP

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Today, we expect the FEC to publish reports indicating how much money was spent by political entities (PACs) to fund Donald Trump’s lawyers who appear to be protecting Trump and others in his orbit.

This leads to two legal questions that are probably floating in the clouds…

  1. Was a fraud committed on donors who were led to believe, through email solicitations, ads, and other appeals, that they were funding Trump’s customary campaign expenses such as media buys and additional legitimate costs usually associated with a political campaign where the candidate is not under indictment or the threat of indictment?

  2. Could providing or offering to pay the legal expenses of others who may be indicted or are being asked to testify in matters about Trump be construed as witness tampering or suborning perjury? Possibly, obstruction of justice?

Either one could lead to campaign law violations. 

$60 Million Refund Request Shows Financial Pressure on Trump From Legal Fees

The political action committee that has been paying former President Donald J. Trump’s legal fees requested a refund on a $60 million contribution it made to the super PAC supporting the Republican front-runner, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The decision of Mr. Trump’s political team to ask for a refund of money that was meant to help his 2024 campaign, and was instead diverted to an account paying his legal bills, is extraordinary. It reflects the choice to spend precious donor cash on lawyers rather than on television advertising in the early months.

It is unclear how much money was refunded.

But the refund was sought as the political action committee, Save America, spent more than $40 million in legal fees incurred by Mr. Trump and witnesses in various legal cases related to him this year alone, according to another person familiar with the matter.

The numbers will be part of the Save America Federal Election Commission filing that is expected to be made public late on Monday. <Source>


Trump PAC has spent more than $40 million on legal costs this year for himself, others

Former president Donald Trump’s political group spent more than $40 million on legal costs in the first half of 2023 to defend Trump, his advisers and others, according to people familiar with the matter, financing legal work that has drawn scrutiny from prosecutors about potential conflicts of interest between Trump and witnesses.

Save America, the former president’s PAC, is expected to disclose about $40.2 million in legal spending in a filing expected Monday, said the people familiar with the filing, who like others interviewed spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss information that has not been made public.

That total is more than any other expense the PAC has incurred during Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign and, according to federal filings from earlier this month, more than Trump’s campaign raised in the second quarter of 2023. It will bring the PAC’s post-presidential legal spending to about $56 million, as Trump faces a federal indictment in Florida, state charges in New York, and the prospect of additional criminal indictments in Washington and Fulton County, Ga.

Trump’s advisers say the costs of providing lawyers for dozens of people are necessary and will continue mushrooming as investigations continue, trials are scheduled and the possibility of more charges looms. <Source>

Bottom line…

As if Trump does not have enough of a legal burden – though nowhere like the mound of crap that threatens to bury President Biden and his cadre of Obamacons and Clintonistas.

Of course, the corruption at the Department of Justice must be shoveled up first.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


BIDEN'S HIDDEN BAIT AND SWITCH PLEA AGREEMENT

Some readers asked me to clarify the corrupt Hunter Biden deal with the Department of Justice.

(1)  What the defense needs to accomplish.

The primary objective is to resolve Hunter Biden’s legal woes without a trial that could not only prove he committed crimes but that President Biden was actively involved in these activities and that other government officials, past and present, were part of a conspiracy to cover up wrongdoing.

The single most damaging charge with political ramifications would be if Hunter Biden were deemed to have violated FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act) and be guilty of acting as a foreign agent acting on behalf of a foreign government to influence U.S. policies. Other charges would include influence peddling, money laundering, extortion, fraud, false statements, obstruction of justice, etc.

By extension, President Biden would also be a “foreign agent” and guilty of impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors, particularly the explicit Article II, Section 4 offense of bribery. “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

(2)  How did the defense plan to do this?

Primarily by working with a corrupt Department of Justice and having Hunter Biden plead guilty to a few relatively minor crimes and hide an immunity agreement in the court documents.

(3)  How would that work?

The deal would require creating two separate documents, a plea agreement, which requires court approval and would be a guilty plea for relatively minor tax charges (where a third party has already paid restitution), and a diversion agreement on the gun charge.

The diversion agreement would be structured as a private contract between a U.S. attorney and a defendant, not requiring court approval, where the defendant agrees to future conduct in exchange for deferred prosecution, dropping the charges if all terms and conditions are met.

The trick was to include in both agreements extensive recitals of Hunter Biden’s criminal activities – including those involving foreign governments, shakedowns, and then craft language that provides Hunter Biden with broad immunities from future prosecutions based on those recitals.

(4) What went wrong?

U.S. District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware noticed the unusual and convoluted nature of the presented documents and refused to “rubber stamp” them without clearly understanding what they contained and what they offered Hunter Biden.

“Have you ever seen a diversion agreement where the agreement not to prosecute is so broad that it encompasses crimes in a different case?” she asked Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo Wise.

Mr. Wise replied that he had not.

She ascertained that she was being asked to agree to the diversion document over which she had no controlling authority. And that while the defense thought they had broad immunity, the U.S. Attorney noted there were ongoing investigations and that future charges, including a FARA violation, could be levied against Hunter Biden.

When she asked Hunter Biden if he would accept the package without its promise, he replied “no,” and the deal evaporated.

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(5) What’s next?

Since there is no plea deal, Hunter, having pled guilty, could be charged and exposed to the maximum sentencing while ongoing investigations proceeded. However, the Judge deferred the matter and asked the parties to return to court with another understanding or prepare for trial.

Bottom line…

It appears this type of deal may have been crafted at the corrupt Department of Justice under the guidance of Obama’s legendary fixer, Lisa Monaco, who serves as the 39th Deputy Attorney General of the United States and is thought to be the puppeteer pulling Attorney General Merrick Garland’s strings. And probably the individual directing the diversionary attack on former President Trump, who was unconstitutionally impeached for acts that Joe Biden committed.

We have a constitutional crisis, a failure of the rule of law where government officials ignore federal regulations, a multi-tier politically-based judicial system, and a corrupted jury system biased by venue shopping.

For those who do not believe we are on the road to progressive communist democrat lawlessness, consider the words of two radical leftists, Harvard Law professor Mark Tushnet, along with San Francisco State University political scientist Aaron Belkin, who openly advise President Joe Biden to ignore Supreme Court rulings that run counter to the progressive agenda.

We urge President Biden to restrain MAGA justices immediately by announcing that if and when they issue rulings that are based on gravely mistaken interpretations of the Constitution that undermine our most fundamental commitments, the Administration will be guided by its own constitutional interpretations.

We have worked diligently over the past five years to advocate Supreme Court expansion as a necessary strategy for restoring democracy. Although we continue to support expansion, the threat that MAGA justices pose is so extreme that reforms that do not require Congressional approval are needed at this time, and advocates and experts should encourage President Biden to take immediate action to limit the damage.

We do not believe that President Biden should simply ignore every MAGA ruling. The President should act when MAGA justices issue high-stakes rulings that are based on gravely mistaken constitutional interpretations, and when presidential action predicated on his administration’s constitutional interpretations would substantially mitigate the damage posed by the ruling in question. <Source>

To say we are screwed is an understatement.

-- Steve


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