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October 20, 2022

I am reminded these days of Timothy Snyder's 20 Lessons

On Fighting Tyranny from the 20th century, especially when I see some who seem to be resigned that the Republicans may win one or both houses this election. No. 1 of the lessons seems appropriate-

1. Do not obey in advance. Most of the power of authoritarianism is freely given. In times like these, individuals think ahead about what a more repressive government will want, and then offer themselves without being asked. A citizen who adapts in this way is teaching power what it can do.

The full list-with short explanations-can be found at:
https://scholars.org/contribution/twenty-lessons-fighting-tyranny-twentieth-century

And I'm sure Mr. Snyder's book can be found at Amazon and many other places online.

Don't give up hope, my friends. GOTV!

October 3, 2022

"Top Cat" theme running through my head today..

Don't know why, I hardly watched the show when I was a kid LOL

&ab_channel=WarnerBros.

Top Cat!
The most effectual!
Top Cat!
Who's intellectual
Close friends get to call him "T.C.,"
Providing it's with dignity!

Top Cat!
The indisputable leader of the gang.
He's the boss, he's a VIP, he's a championship.
He's the most tip top,
Top Cat.

Yes, he's the chief, he's a king,
But above everything,
He's the most tip top,
Top Cat!

Top Cat!

source: https://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/topcatlyrics.html
September 13, 2022

DOJ Prepares to Pull Multiple January 6 Threads Together

Marcy Wheeler again from emptywheel.net:

"DOJ’s scope is broader than the fake electors, broader even then the financing of the coup attempt (which, remember, Merrick Garland said was under investigation as early as January 5). As CBS describes, some of these subpoenas cover events that have long been part of the investigation for rioters: how they networked at state riots and earlier MAGA rallies, and how they responded to Trump’s call for Stop the Steal in December 2020. Only, this time it asks for evidence about those who organized those events."

Whole article at https://www.emptywheel.net/2022/09/13/the-january-6-grand-juries-reload/

September 13, 2022

Carolyn Maloney Provides NARA Cause to Assert Standing

Carolyn Maloney just made a request of Acting Archivist Debra Steidel Wall -- that she provide a report on any documents still missing from Donald Trump's stash by September 27 -- that may give NARA cause to intervene to access the documents seized last month.

And Steidel Wall must intervene-in DC, not Florida. It's a request from Congress.

More at https://www.emptywheel.net/2022/09/13/carolyn-maloney-provides-nara-cause-to-assert-standing/

August 24, 2022

Put on CNN for a sec to get results

And one of the commentators mentioned this was a "strong Republican year"
I'll get my results elsewhere...

August 23, 2022

Marcy Wheeler (Emptywheel) on Trump's "Special Master" filing

https://www.emptywheel.net/2022/08/23/trumps-reneges-on-promised-significant-fourth-amendment-filing/#comments


As you no doubt know, Trump filed a document that purports to be a request for a Special Master last night, over a week after discussing privilege issues with DOJ and three days after promising a significant Fourth Amendment filing.

This document is a lot of things:

-A confession to a violation of the Espionage Act
-A confession to making a threat against the Attorney General
-Serial proof that a Trump search was conducted like other searches
-Filed in the wrong place at the wrong time
-Not backed by sworn declarations to substantiate its “factual claims”
An invocation not of special master reviews by Trump’s own personal attorneys but instead an invocation of a terrorist lawyer convicted of conspiring with that terrorist.

One thing it is not is a significant Fourth Amendment filing. Trump couldn’t even manage that competently.
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More good stuff at link above.
July 27, 2022

DOJ may have been investigating Trump for several months

Marcy Wheeler reports that Alan Feuer, like herself, actually reads court filings, unlike many pundits.

https://twitter.com/emptywheel/status/1552207703237337089?cxt=HHwWgoCxkdSrxoorAAAA

July 21, 2022

Re: Bannon-some questions

When (hopefully) he's found guilty-we have to wait a while for sentencing?

And when he endlessly appeals, if he has been sentenced to jail, he's out till the appeals are exhausted?

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