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Cy Vance is a racist? How it started: Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney,

is reviving an investigation into payments made to two women during the 2016 campaign.


FROM 2019 !! (Snipped, not the full piece)

Manhattan D.A. Subpoenas Trump Organization Over Stormy Daniels Hush Money

Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, is reviving an investigation into payments made to two women during the 2016 campaign.

By Ben Protess and William K. Rashbaum
Aug. 1, 2019

State prosecutors in Manhattan subpoenaed President Trump’s family business on Thursday, reviving an investigation into the company’s role in hush-money payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to people briefed on the matter.

The subpoena, issued by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, demanded the Trump Organization provide documents related to money that had been used to buy the silence of Stormy Daniels, a pornographic film actress who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump.

The inquiry from the district attorney’s office, which is in early stages, is examining whether any senior executives at the company filed false business records about the hush money, which would be a state crime, the people said.


The investigation will focus on a $130,000 payment Michael D. Cohen, the president’s lawyer and fixer at the time, gave Ms. Daniels. Mr. Cohen also helped arrange for a tabloid media company to pay the Playboy model Karen McDougal, a second woman who said she had had an affair with the president. The disclosure of the payments ignited a scandal that threatened to derail the Trump presidency.


The Manhattan district attorney’s office on Thursday separately subpoenaed the media company, American Media Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer.

The subpoenas from Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, came only weeks after the Trump Organization had appeared to fend off federal scrutiny of the same payments.

The United States attorney’s office in Manhattan, which charged Mr. Cohen last year with campaign finance violations in the hush-money case, revealed in a court filing last month that prosecutors had “effectively concluded” their inquiry, signaling that it was unlikely they would file additional charges.

But state law makes it a crime to falsify business records, offering the Manhattan district attorney’s office another avenue.


The district attorney’s office initially considered mounting the inquiry nearly a year ago, after Mr. Cohen pleaded guilty. Mr. Vance’s office paused at the request of the federal prosecutors.

[link:https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/nyregion/trump-cohen-stormy-daniels-vance.html|
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Trump faces more than 30 counts related to business fraud, sources tell CNN

Source: CNN

Former President Donald Trump faces more than 30 counts related to business fraud in an indictment from a Manhattan grand jury, according to two sources familiar with the case.

Earlier Thursday, a spokesperson for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said the office has contacted Trump's attorney to "coordinate his surrender" for arraignment on "a Supreme Court indictment, which remains under seal."

"Guidance will be provided when the arraignment date is selected," it added.

Trump will likely appear in court early next week, his defense attorney said.



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-indictment-hush-money-stormy-daniels/h_f423b35c0432f4e78ddad2283fa04e45



Wow, 30! Scroll down CNN page a little more than halfway.

Why People Own ARs.. WaPo

2% because Angers liberals/ People want to ban them/ They make other people afraid

FUNNY! BECAUSE 60% OF REPUBLICANS ARE AFRAID OF BOOKS!

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The survey found that AR-15 owners come from red, blue and purple states. Compared with Americans as a whole, AR-15 owners are significantly more likely to be White, male and between the ages 40 and 65. They’re also more likely to have higher incomes, to have served in the military and to be Republican. And AR-15 owners are more likely to live in states former president Donald Trump won in 2020 than adults overall.

Self-defense was the most popular reason for owning an AR-15. Other popular answers included recreation, target shooting and hunting, while some pointed to owning an AR-15 as their Second Amendment right.




[link:https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/interactive/2023/american-ar-15-gun-owners/|




Year 2060: Middle school student asks 'what was a school shooting?'

Son: Dad, what was a "school shooting"?

Dad: Well son, it's difficult to explain why and how our grandparents let it happen. But sadly, for decades, mass shootings of young students were allowed to continue. Firearms were the No. 1 killer of people under 18 and I suppose, like a lotof things, it was just the way it was. Most people like you and I wanted something to be done, but the ruling minority, the Republicans, called it 'freedom and a right' as the gun manufacturers' lobby bought influence by paying off Republican lawmakers- (Interruption)

Son:
What's a Republi-can, dad?

Dad: Right, that was an old political party that claimed to be for expansive freedoms for all Americans but the reality was that the party was stifling and squelching freedom after freedom, civil right after civil right, even banning books that made them 'uncomfortable'. The party now only exists as a fringe party that is known as the Freedom Caucus party. The reality was that students and their teachers were slaughtered by 5's and 10's while simply attending school, hundreds every year. Year after year, the conservatives didn't seem to really mind as long as they got their lobbyist donations. The shootings were so common place that much of society became numb to the gun violence in schools.

Son: OMG! They actually sent us to be murdered by some crazy person with an army rifle?!

Dad: Ahem, let's see, in 2025, after Democratic were able to attain large enough majorities in both house of Congress, laws were created to prevent the ownership of weapons of war by the general public. It really does seem like madness. Cowardice, really.

Son: Ack! What were they all thinking?!

Dad: Oh, well, everyone was told that our leaders were extremely focused on fighting crime and foreign drug traffickers.

Son: Yah, I read about older generations using a LOT of drugs back then, but I've NEVER seen a book on this school shooting stuff, I thought it was all a rumor, you know, like the Bible.

Dad: Okay, time to go to sleep now son, sweet dreams Barack.


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I spent almost an hour this just now writing and re-writing this, I'm calling it 'done'. I hope you like it.

Russian soldiers say commanders used 'barrier troops' to stop them retreating

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/mar/27/russian-soldiers-commanders-used-barrier-troops-stop-retreating|




Members of a recently formed Russian assault unit say their commanders deployed troops to stop them from retreating and threatened them with death after they suffered “huge” losses in eastern Ukraine.

In a video addressed to President Vladimir Putin, a group of about two dozen men in military uniform say they are the remnants of Storm, a unit under the defence ministry.

“We sat under open mortar fire and artillery for 14 days,” Alexander Gorin, a Russian soldier, is heard saying in the appeal, which first appeared on Friday on Russian Telegram channels. “We took huge losses. Thirty-four people were injured and 22 died, including our commander.”

Another soldier said the unit initially comprised 161 men at the start of the operations.

Gorin said his men made the decision to head back to the Russian army headquarters but were denied evacuation by their superiors: “They placed barrier troops behind us and weren’t letting us leave our position … They are threatening to destroy us one by one and as a unit. They want to execute us as witnesses of a completely negligent criminal leadership.”


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Wow, not unlike other stories from Russian soldiers.

Putin is losing in Ukraine AND Russia.






2015 Kevin McCarthy: Benghazi Committee Tanked Hillary's Poll Numbers

From the mouth of an idiot.

That 'weaponization of the Federal Gub'mnt' by Banana Republicans has been going on for a while.


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Oh yeah, and:

untrustable is not a Scrabble valid word

u n t r u s t a b l e

International English (Sowpods) - The word is not valid in Scrabble ✘
US English (TWL06) - The word is not valid in Scrabble ✘
13 points

untrustable is not an iScramble, QuickWords valid word

u n t r u s t a b l e

The word is not valid in iScramble ✘
The word is not valid in QuickWords ✘
66 points


Democrats' Sympathies in Middle East Shift to Palestinians

[link:https://news.gallup.com/poll/472070/democrats-sympathies-middle-east-shift-palestinians.aspx|POLITICS
MARCH 16, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After a decade in which Democrats have shown increasing affinity toward the Palestinians, their sympathies in the Middle East now lie more with the Palestinians than the Israelis, 49% versus 38%.

Today’s attitudes reflect an 11-percentage-point increase over the past year in Democrats’ sympathy with the Palestinians. At the same time, the percentages sympathizing more with the Israelis (38%) and those not favoring a side (13%) have dipped to new lows.

Sympathy toward the Palestinians is also at a new high among political independents, up six points to 32%. However, more independents still lean toward the Israelis (49%).

There are too few adult members of Generation Z (aged 18 to 22) in the recent poll to report, but the limited available data suggest their views on this question are similar to millennials’.

Today’s divergence reflects a steep drop in recent years in net sympathy for Israel among millennials, whereas net sympathy for Israel has been steadier at a higher level among all three older generations.


I'm hoping Brandon is the name of the Fed agent who drives TFG off to prison.

LET’S GO BRANDON! GET ON WITH IT!

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says intention is to play for New York Jets in 2023

[link:https://www.nfl.com/news/packers-qb-aaron-rodgers-says-intention-is-to-play-for-new-york-jets-in-2023|
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