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Lindsey Graham: 'I think Joe Biden deserves to be impeached'


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Tuesday that President Biden should be impeached for his handling of the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

“I think he should be impeached,” Graham said during a segment on Newsmax.

“I think Joe Biden deserves to be impeached because he’s abandoned thousands of Afghans who fought with us and he’s going to abandon some American citizens because he capitulated to the Taliban to a 31 August deadline,” he added.


Biden said his administration will stick to the Aug. 31 deadline he set earlier in the year to withdraw all U.S. troops from the area. The U.S. has already evacuated tens of thousands of Afghan allies and U.S. citizens from the region.

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/569351-lindsey-graham-i-think-joe-biden-deserves-to-be-impeached

MyPillow launches yet another effort to get Dominion's defamation lawsuit dismissed

Attorneys for Mike Lindell's pillow company are making yet another effort to dismiss a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems.

In court filings Tuesday, the lawyers asked the judge overseeing the case if an appeals court can reconsider the legal standards that allow Dominion to proceed with its lawsuits. The company first filed its lawsuit against Lindell and MyPillow in February, as Lindell promoted false conspiracy theories about the election technology firm's role in the 2020 election.

The CEO had pushed the theories in part to promote sales for MyPillow products, Dominion alleged. Lindell has continued to promote the false theories and hosted a "symposium" about them earlier in August.

Lawyers for Lindell and MyPillow, each named as separate defendants, have tried to get the lawsuit dismissed, arguing that the CEO's claims could not be considered defamatory because they were made as part of political discourse. But US District Judge Carl J. Nichols ruled that Dominion's lawsuit against them — as well as parallel ones against Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, who promoted other false theories about Dominion — could move forward.


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https://www.businessinsider.com/mypillow-tries-to-get-dominion-defamation-lawsuit-dismissed-again-2021-8

Kemp deploys National Guard to Phoebe

Trained personnel will also be deployed to other hospitals across the state

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Gov. Brian Kemp has authorized the deployment of the National Guard to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital to assist the staff amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Along with Phoebe, the Georgia National Guard, Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Community Health will assist other hospitals throughout the state.

A total of 105 personnel will deploy to hospitals throughout the state.

Those hospitals are:

Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick
Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville
Wellstar Kennestone, Marietta
Piedmont Henry, Stockbridge
Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah
Navicent Health, Macon
Grady Hospital, Atlanta
Piedmont Fayette, Fayetteville
Houston Medical Center, Warner Robins

https://www.walb.com/2021/08/24/kemp-deploys-national-guard-phoebe/

"Because I am a Republican"

That is what my step-father says regarding the recall election in California. No other reason could he identify.

State officials open investigation into whether Larry Elder failed to disclose income sources

California regulators have launched an investigation into whether recall election gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder failed to properly disclose his income sources, a spokesman with the Fair Political Practices Commission confirmed on Sunday.

Elder, like all candidates for public office, was required to file a public statement of economic interests that discloses some aspects of his personal finances, including stocks, gifts, real estate that he owns and sources of income. The document is supposed to show the public whether a candidate for office would have conflicts of interest in his or her decisions.

Elder’s initial filing was only two pages long and only showed income from Laurence A. Elder and Associates Inc. A Times article earlier this month first reported that Elder likely failed to properly disclose his finances because he appeared to own the company, meaning he was also required to report ownership in the business as well as income sources to the company above certain amounts.

After the Times story, the California Democratic Party filed a complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission alleging that Elder failed to properly disclose the business and its sources of income. Elder, a conservative radio show host, amended the document to show that Elder owned 100% of the company and that it is worth between $100,000 and $1 million. His exact wealth is difficult to determine because the state requires disclosure in broad dollar ranges.

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https://news.google.com/topstories?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US:en

City hosting Trump rally in Alabama declares COVID-19 emergency

Cullman, Ala., on Thursday declared a COVID-19-related state of emergency ahead of a scheduled Alabama GOP rally featuring former President Trump on Saturday as Alabama struggles with a surge in new infections and a shortage of hospital beds.

The state of emergency declaration allows the city to provide additional resources for the rally, a request that was made by the chief operating office of Cullman Regional Medical Center, which is experiencing overcrowding amid a spike in coronavirus-related hospitalizations.

Alabama saw 3,890 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, with a seven-day moving average of about 3,000 new infections, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Covid Data Tracker. Cullman Regional’s latest update on Wednesday showed that the hospital was treating 56 coronavirus patients, including 12 people who are on ventilators.


The Alabama Hospital Association also revealed on Wednesday that the state has run out of intensive care unit beds, reporting a 29-bed deficit.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/568730-city-hosting-trumps-rally-in-alabama-declares-covid-19-emergency

Reminder: Joel Greenberg's sentencing is tomorrow at 9:30 AM

https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2021/06/03/federal-sentencing-date-set-for-ex-seminole-county-tax-collector-joel-greenberg/

ORLANDO, Fla. – A sentencing date has been set for ex-Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg following a guilty plea from the Republican politician in May.

Federal judge Gregory A. Presnell set Greenberg’s sentencing for Aug. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Courthouse in Orlando.

This comes the same day the judge officially accepted Greenberg’s guilty plea, which he entered on May 17 as part of a plea agreement. Greenberg is now officially adjudicated guilty after no timely objections to his plea have been made.

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Shouldn't we be hearing something about charges for Matt Gaetz??

I am waiting now for DeathSantis to get covid.........

That would be rich.

Judge grills lawyers for Fox News, Powell, Giuliani about election fraud claims in $2.7 billion Smar

Judge grills lawyers for Fox News, Powell, Giuliani about election fraud claims in $2.7 billion Smartmatic defamation suit

A skeptical-sounding judge on Tuesday questioned lawyers for Fox News, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell about a series of election-fraud claims at the center of a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit filed against them by voting technology firm Smartmatic.

The company, which only provided services to Los Angeles County in the 2020 election, accuses the defendants of spreading the false story that it rigged the race against former President Donald Trump.

In virtual oral arguments on Fox’s bid to have the case dropped, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge David Cohen pressed counsel for the conservative news outlet about specific claims made on its air by current and former hosts Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro and Lou Dobbs.

“How is that not defamatory?” Cohen at one point asked Fox attorney Paul Clement after referencing a claim from Dobbs in mid-November that Smartmatic had been banned in Texas. The company had not been banned in the state.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/17/judge-grills-lawyers-for-fox-news-powell-giuliani-about-election-claims-in-smartmatic-suit.html

Just signed my California recall ballot.

Voted no on the recall and didn't select a successor. Just an FYI there were several candidates that were Dems. I hope I did it right.
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