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NYT January 6th. Day of Rage:


Derek Chauvin Closing In On Federal Plea Deal, Sources Tell WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Multiple sources tell WCCO that federal prosecutors are in talks with former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin about a possible plea deal. They say Chauvin is close to reaching a deal, and that is what he was likely referring to when he made a cryptic comment to the family of George Floyd during his sentencing last week.

“Due to legal matters, I’m not able to give a full formal statement … I give my condolences to the Floyd family, there’s gonna be some other information in the future that will be of interest and I hope these will give you some peace of mind,” Chauvin said prior to his sentencing.

Sources suggest Chauvin was likely referring to a plea deal in the federal case against him. As part of a possible plea deal Chauvin would have to publicly explain what he did to Floyd and why.

That was, of course, the question that Floyd’s brother poignantly asked of Chauvin at the sentencing.




f you paid any attention over the course of the last several years, you know that Donald Trump and his family famously have trouble telling the truth, which is another way of saying they‘re total liars. Trump himself, for instance, told 30,573 lies as president, and God knows how many since leaving the White House. Melania Trump claimed to have graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, which of course never actually happened. Eric Trump insisted the Trump Organization stopped doing international business when his dad became president, a certified pants-on-fire statement. In April, it emerged that Donald Trump Jr. seemingly lied to prosecutors investigating the 2016 inauguration—and according to a new report, his sister Ivanka Trump may have too.

Per Mother Jones reporter David Corn, during a December 2020 deposition, the ex-president’s eldest daughter was asked by the D.C. attorney general’s office if she had any “involvement in the process of planning the inauguration.” (D.C. attorney general Karl Racine sued the Trump Organization, the Trump International Hotel, and Trump’s 2016 inaugural committee in January 2020, alleging the groups funneled large amounts of inauguration cash into the first family’s pockets via the hotel.) Ivanka, who was an executive at the Trump Organization before becoming a senior presidential adviser, reportedly responded under oath, “I really didn’t have an involvement,” adding that if her “opinion was solicited,” she “would give feedback to my father or to anyone who asked my perspective or opinion.” That, she claimed, was that.

But according to documents obtained According to Mother Jones, Kushner responded the following day, writing, “Thanks, Stephanie—looks like it’s going to be a special event! So glad you are involved!” Ivanka Trump responded later that day, writing: “As mentioned, my interest in hosting [the dinner or reception for women entrepreneurs] depends on the quality and theme of the event.” She asked Winston Wolkoff to coordinate with with Abigail Klem and Rosemary Young, who served as the president and marketing head, respectively, of Ivanka’s company, saying, “It would be great to have a cross section of industry and also invite top female cabinet members and lawmakers.” In the email, Ivanka also said she would be happy to assist Winston Wolkoff if she ran into any problems coordinating with Reince Priebus, Trump’s soon-to-be White House chief of staff, and Katie Walsh, Priebus’s deputy: “please let me know if you don’t get the direction that you need from Reince and Katie and I will step in,” she wrote. by Mother Jones, that does not actually appear to be true! Instead, it seems that the former first daughter was intimately involved in the decision-making for various aspects of the inauguration:



Former daughter-in-law of Trump Organization officer says she's prepared to testify to grand jury

Washington (CNN)The former daughter-in-law of a Trump Organization officer said Monday evening that she is prepared to testify before a grand jury convened by Manhattan's top prosecutor as part of the investigation into former President Donald Trump's sprawling company.

Jennifer Weisselberg -- a former ballet dancer who was married to Barry, the son of Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization -- told CNN's Erin Burnett on "OutFront" that "we're prepared, and we are getting prepared" to testify before the panel.

Weisselberg declined to say whether she'd been formally asked to testify, and didn't offer a potential date or time.
Prosecutors in the Manhattan district attorney's office are likely to announce charges against Allen Weisselberg as soon as this week, people familiar with the matter told CNN. He is under scrutiny for benefits he received, including a company-funded apartment and car.



I, for reals, saw a spaceship up close in my backyard.....

100% sober. I just stood there for about 10 seconds on my back deck in awe with my mouth wide open. I couldn't even move. I didn't grab a camera because I didn't want to miss a thing. After about 10-15 seconds it just disappeared, like it came from another dimension or had a cloaking device. I know most of you won't believe me, but people who have had a similar experience will. I know they exist, that wasn't my first or last encounter but it was the most incredible.

Derek Chauvin's Sentencing Hearing Thread

Here are two different ways to stream starting at 1:15 CST.


My bet is 22.5 years. That is fair, it will give him a lot of time to think about things.

The Ruling Suspending Rudy Giuliani's Law License Is Kind of Hilarious


In cataloguing Giuliani’s transgressions, the filing reads as a bemused and indignant greatest hits of Trump 2020 election lies, along with point-by-point refutations and comically timed footnotes. With every other sentence, the judges are almost shouting at the reader get a load of the nerve on this guy!


Here are some of the most ridiculous of Giuliani’s suspension-worthy antics, as documented by the five-judge committee:
The judges write: Respondent repeatedly stated that in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania more absentee ballots came in during the election than were sent out before the election.

Giuliani didn’t actually contest that the statement was false, as the judges note, but said he didn’t make the false statements “knowingly.” The judges dismantle this defense:

Respondent claims that he relied on some unidentified member of his “team” who “inadvertently” took the information from the Pennsylvania website, which had the information mistakenly listed (Giuliani affidavit ¶49) There is simply no proof to support this explanation. For instance, there is no affidavit from this supposed team member who is not identified by name or otherwise, nor is there any copy of the web page that purportedly listed the allegedly incorrect data.



You are afraid the RepuQues are gonna get rid of the filibuster in 2022 if.............

they win back the senate. Why the fuQue don't we just do it for them and pass the legislation that is this administrations top priorities.

One of my real regrets is that I never got to see Prince live.

I watch his videos all the time on youtube. For the most part they are smaller venues and I can't even imagine seeing him that way.

I live in a family of trumpers

From my parents, to my siblings, to my children, and to all extended family. I am the only sane one. They listen to faux news 24/7 and AM talk radio. There is no reasoning with these people. They are off the rails. They think the election was stolen and they worship trump. They think Biden is an idiot but they are speechless when I tell them that Biden and his policies garner a 63% favorabilty for both. I am in a fight right now with both my mom and sister over this....Jeez talk about divide and conquer.... When you can't even reconcile differences amongst family members....the stuff just got real.
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