when the Judge rules on the release of the affidavit in support of the search warrant.
I'm anxious about it. Will we find out tomorrow what the result will be, or will we have to wait?
I don't want it released, but if it is, I want to read it. I think this is going to really cause trouble.
This case from last year was mentioned by a DUer, and although not completely on point, it does illustrate what a complaint for espionage might look like. You can access the complaint by following the links (one at the top, and a further link at the bottom. The link at the bottom is a pdf.)
18 USC Code Section 641 has to do with public money, property, or records:
"Whoever embezzles, steals, purloins, or knowingly converts to his use or the use of another, or without authority, sells, conveys or disposes of any record, voucher, money, or thing of value of the United States or of any department or agency thereof, or any property made or being made under contract for the United States or any department or agency thereof; or
Whoever receives, conceals, or retains the same with intent to convert it to his use or gain, knowing it to have been embezzled, stolen, purloined or converted..." and it goes on to say the penalty could be up to ten years with a fine.
One interesting point is that the arrest warrant can be executed by "any authorized law enforcement officer." It doesn't have to be anyone from the FBI, just someone with arrest powers.
An affidavit in support of the search warrant is what the Repubs are now trying to obtain. This particular search warrant details quite a bit regarding this man's attempt to transmit classified docs to Russia; but 641 doesn't require the sale, just the part about gathering up the records, like you could do when vacating the WH and placing highly classified docs in a basement.
When is the J6 Committee due to return? And, Bannon is going to get sentenced in October. And then, November...
I'm going straight through bypassing the rest of the summer and launching into the holiday season.
To start with, I decided that Hallmark Christmas movies and light romantic comedies would be beneficial. So, I'm sitting here double screened, while I was absorbing the last of the Mar-a-Lago crime series. I was watching a movie called "Two Weeks Notice." All of a sudden, I hear Donald's voice. WTF? Man, I do need a break! I'm hallucinating!
Turns out Trump has a cameo in this movie where he's asking Hugh Grant about his new attorney, who's the romantic lead, and he said that if she was any good, he'd steal her away.
He has a lot of cameos, particularly when the plot might be in New York. Before his pRes regime, I honestly was unaware of Trump. There should be a Trump alert on the front credits, so you can make a choice.
Meanwhile, I'm going to buy some pine tree room scent. I already plugged back in my computer Christmas lights. Then, I'll be ready for egg nog. Oh, and I'm watching as many cat and dog youtube and DU vids as I can find. They're always uplifting.
The law will not allow us to exile him, because he is a citizen. He can't be deported. All we can do is lock him up.
He got caught because he apparently thought that we couldn't forcibly remove the purloined boxes. He thought we wouldn't do that, but we did. We are well within our rights. He's been caught red handed.
His immediate reaction was to let his base know--which includes members of Congress. (Perhaps he was hoping a swarm of incensed fans would descend on Mar-a-Lago to prevent the FBI from doing their job.) Next, he started throwing spaghetti at the wall, hoping that some excuse will stick. Then, the Repubs all started throwing the spaghetti. It's quite a food fight. But, that's not working.
He offered either a bribe to Garland, or a threat to Garland, or both. That's not working, either. He can easily wait until Midterms, where he hopes the Repubs will regain power. This is a possibility, but not a sure bet. However, if they do win back the majorities, he will be free of concern about pesky classified docs.
He's got his team of lawyers, apparently licensed with a death wish, and they are spinning and arguing for all they're worth (?), but there is not a strong argument to save him. No one is going to believe that he blithely waved a magic wand and declassified our country's most strongly held secrets. Nope, the only conclusion is that he stole those docs.
He's probably hoping that a major, violent uprising occurs that he can take advantage of, but people being, well, people, the floods, droughts, fires, etc--a long, hot summer--will probably persuade most that they should stay home or leave early, before the freeways fill up. Trump can't count on that, either.
We the People are fed up. We are not willing to give up our Constitution, nor are we going to be willing to rewrite it to suit Republican private desires. The fact is, we outnumber them, and armed men trying to scare or overcome the FBI or Courts won't fly. They will simply be killed or maimed, all for Trump.
Trump will always have his mythological thinking that he will prevail. The risk to him is enormous. Some of those punishments run to twenty years in prison. He's done multiple crimes. He can't count on a country club prison where he raises petunias until he dies. Because of his history of causing violence in his followers, he isn't likely to be allowed to stay in any kind of minimum security prison, because his followers may decide to swarm it, or something. So, I'm thinking a Super Max.
I don't credit Trump with being stable, or being able to see anything past the point of his own nose. But, he does pay people to spell it out for him, and I don't buy the notion that he can't figure some things out; his talents simply lie in cheating and grifting. We may have taken his third world country admission cards away, but he will think about how to escape before the FBI--those guys he has officially maligned and called liars--come to take him away.
So, I think he has a Plan A, B, or C, and I think it includes flying or sailing away. Personally, I'd let him go, tracking him all the way, and putting an "apprehend on sight" bolo on his sorry ass. Convict him in absentia. Make sure his face doesn't show up on our shores any more. See if he can run for President from Russia.
If not, Super Max. I'm okay with that, too.
I have it somewhere, but not in front of me, that one of the penalties for spying is forfeiture of the premises where the spying was done. The boxes were in the basement of Trump's home. So, if convicted, he could completely lose his ridiculously elaborate, gold-encrusted home.
We should keep the mansion, disinfect it, and let Miss Ruby and her daughter manage it. They could have some fun running tours to the basement. Later, the daughter can use a room or two to house her campaign for office. IMO, this would be a fitting end result for calling her a cheater at the polls.
Are FBI agents public record?
"No. Such information is protected from public disclosure, in accordance with current law and Department of Justice and FBI policy. This policy preserves the integrity of the investigation and the privacy of individuals involved in the investigation prior to any public charging for violations of the law." (emph added)
Trump or Trump's team (through agency--I dunno how that would work) released this unredacted copy of the warrant and property list BEFORE the deadline for Trump's response and before any legal ruling on the motion to release the warrant. This is important. If they had released it after the motion hearing, it might or might not be moot. Not sure.
Can we charge Breitbart for disclosing the FBI names? Well, we could, but it would be next to impossible to convict them due to the fact that they are a news agency. But, we can charge Trump for the deed.
First Rule of Holes:
If you are in a hole you can't get out of, stop digging. In this case, stop doing crimes.
Garland is protecting his guys. Now, these guys are threatened. Time for another charge.
First, I am talking about the celebrity car crash that happened the day after the major tragedy that killed all those people. They did not happen on the same day.
The picture that was taken of her sitting in the car at the site of the first crash was probably just a result of not wearing makeup. It doesn't indicate anything.
The owner of the salon that she had visited just prior to the crash stated that she did not appear drunk.
Her producer stated that the podcast was recorded on Tuesday, not on the day of the crash, which was on Friday.
The video of the "near miss" of a pedestrian was no such thing. There was a pedestrian, but he/she barely looked up, if at all. The car was not angled anywhere near the person as she passed by.
The picture of the alleged bottle of vodka shows a red cap; but Smirnoff vodka, the most likely brand with a red cap has a branding with a red banner on the bottle below the cap. The bottle that is pictured has a white label.
So, I'm not saying that it isn't liquor, I'm just saying that it is doubtful that it is Smirnoff. Interesting enough, most red cap vodkas, of which there are fewer than other colors, mostly also have red banner labels. So, I don't think that this picture is conclusive of anything. It could be a bottle of soy sauce, for all we know. Or hair shampoo.
If they didn't draw the blood within 12 hours, it probably won't be any good for DUI. The story shifted a bit over time, and they are still waiting for results. I found that on average it takes as long as four to six weeks to obtain BAC results. So, they're not going to arrest her for DUI for at least that long.
They could have done a urine test if they got the warrant, but guess what? It isn't illegal to drive with alcohol in your urine. They can extrapolate backward and estimate the amount of alcohol in the blood from the urine, but that's iffy. And after five days, that test is also no good. So, if they didn't get that, it's too late. I'm sure she has a foley in, so they could have done that.
In California, you have to pick from a blood draw, a breath test, or a urine test. If you refuse to take a test, you'll lose your license. The urine test is the least accurate.
The videos of the car racing through the street were alarming, but those that estimated 100 miles an hour just don't know. A third video surfaced which has peculiar sounds on it coming from the car as the car passes. She was driving a Mini Cooper Clubman, it is reported. The difference between a Clubman and Countryman isn't stated, but there are recalls of Mini Coopers for such issues as unintended acceleration. Also..."is recalling certain 2017-2019 MINI Cooper Countryman vehicles. These vehicles may be missing a crash protection plate near the high pressure fuel pump, which may result in a fuel leak in the event of a crash."
In addition to these problems, owners reported excessively hot parts in the pedal areas which caused them to have to remove their feet from the area. My point is, we really don't know what happened to the car, if anything, and we don't know if it was deliberate.
I feel really bad for the woman living there, but it was not her house. It was a rental. I'm not trying to minimize her losses. I know how I would feel. And, she had two dogs to house and care for, so that is an important consideration. That's not easy. The public raised over $100,000 to help her out. At least there's that.
I don't know why Heche backed up and left the scene after causing property damage with the vehicle. No pictures were taken of the garage, and this is likely a misdemeanor hit and run--if it was a hit and run at all. You have up to ten days to report accidents. The three elements of a hit and run are: not stopping, providing identification, or offering help. She obviously did stop, and no person was injured or otherwise involved in the accident. That leaves the requirement to provide identification--but, to whom? Did the people there, who were not part of the accident, have the right to impede her or threaten her over this?
The learning experience I received was to find out that it is not illegal to drive with alcohol in your urine. They have to basically guess how much alcohol is in your blood. Now, I do not drink and drive; I barely have a glass of wine in a year. So, don't misunderstand. I'm not advocating that a raging drunk be allowed to continue on their merry. (And, I have war stories that are not pretty.) But, this woman was basically told to crawl off in a corner and die, because she has money and because she's a public figure (and no, for those that can't abstractly process this idea, I don't mean that anyone said for her to die, although there were implications.)
That's all I want to say. I hope she doesn't die. Hope we win in November. Thank you.
where that poll they conducted said that Trump came in number one as their preferred candidate.
But, if we get Trump on harboring classified documents, and he can't run for office ever again, won't that cause the GOP to have to pick someone else? Doesn't that push the insane DeSantis up to number 1?
We will still be on the alert, but if that happened, Trump himself will cause chaos in the Party. Sure hope we get him.
if I don't ask you?
So, this athlete was running a race, during which his junk popped out and he had to finish the race with his hand over his crotch.
There is a link to another athlete whose junk popped out during the NFL Combine, and he said that it was because he was wearing boxers and not tights.
Okay, so I don't wear boxers or tighty whites or anything like that. Plus, I got nothing down there that can flop out, anyway. So, how is it that a guy's junk can flop out like that, if he was wearing boxers? Flop out past the boxers, and his uniform, maybe out the bottom? Doesn't an athlete have enough experience to know if his stuff is going to show?
And, I always thought that guys wore athletic supporters which would have prevented this wardrobe malfunction. Can you run better without a supporter? And, if you were running, why didn't he just let it all hang out and run with his arms swinging, and fix it when the race was over? It got blurred out, anyway. He could have done that. He didn't win. He's the guy kind of in the middle lane of the track, in blue.
How would you instruct your son to overcome this problem? Make him wear something under his uniform, or let him take his chances? I once had to buy a supporter for my kid, but that was so he could wear a cup (hockey.) I was treated to a parade around the house with demonstrations of knocking on the cup (he was a little boy with happiness in his heart.) But, no one ever talked about anything falling out.
I know that tits can pop out depending on stuff, but girls know this. Girls are particular and have other issues. But, this is the first time I ever heard of this for a guy. I watch a lot of track, and have never seen a runner wearing tights.
I'm not making fun of this athlete, but it did make me smile.
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