Thursday, February 8, 2024

NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW !.....Isn't that how they've justified going after Trump ? EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW !! Isn't that what THEY"VE been preaching ? Well here ya go! 100% BULLSHIT !!!!!
Biden won't be charged in classified docs case; special counsel cites instances of 'poor memory'   Story by Ryan J. Reilly and Ken Dilanian and Megan Lebowitz and Michael Kosnar and Daniel Barnes and Diana Paulsen and Gary Grumbach • 2h NBC

  WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Hur has declined to prosecute President Joe Biden for his handling of classified documents but said in a report released Thursday that Biden’s practices “present serious risks to national security” and added that part of the reason he wouldn't charge Biden was that the president could portray himself as an "elderly man with a poor memory" who would be sympathetic to a jury.

“Our investigation uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen,” the report said, but added that the evidence “does not establish Mr. Biden’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.”

The report from Hur — who previously appointed by former President Donald Trump as one of the country's top federal prosecutors — also made clear the "material distinctions" between a theoretical case against Biden and the pending case against Trump for his handling of classified documents, noting the "serious aggravating facts" in Trump's case.

Biden said in a statement after the report became public that he was “pleased to see they reached the conclusion I believed all along they would reach — that there would be no charges brought in this case and the matter is now closed,” adding that he “cooperated completely, threw up no roadblocks, and sought no delays.”

Hur’s report included several shocking lines about Biden’s memory, which the report said “was significantly limited” during his 2023 interviews with the special counsel. Biden’s age and presentation would make it more difficult to convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that the now-81-year-old was guilty of willfully committing a crime.



15 statues removed for the history they represent
Story by Dina Beblawi • 22h  Espresso

15 statues removed for the history they represent©Elkin Rojas / EPA-EFE / Shutterstock
Monuments have often been removed or toppled from their locations as a symbolic protest against the values they embody.In fact, taking down statues has been part of a wider effort to reject certain historical symbols. It has also raised questions about which figures deserve to be honoured and how collective memory should be expressed.The Black Lives Matter movement, for instance, gave rise to a campaign to get rid of statues of figures symbolizing racism, especially after the 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This has not been, however, the only time monuments have been removed or vandalized to condemn the historical events to which they are linked. Throughout history, statues have been destroyed for a variety of ideological, political, and religious reasons.