Friday, April 12, 2024

An attack by them??

FBI concerned over possible terrorist attack in US  Apr 11, 2024 Reuters

FBI Director Christopher Wray expressed concerns about a potential organized attack in the US, citing the recent Russian concert hall massacre and the Israel-Hamas war, as he pressed lawmakers to renew a US surveillance program set to expire this month.

Bragg’s absurd case against Trump finally gets its undeserved day in court  Opinion by Gregg Jarrett • 10h Fox News

Former President Donald Trump, left, squares off against progressive Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg starting April 15. Photographer: Mary Altaffer/AP/Bloomberg via Getty Images Getty Images© Getty Images

Absent an eleventh-hour reprieve from a higher court, Donald Trump will become the first U.S. president to face a criminal trial when it commences on Monday in New York.  

Let the circus begin.  

The ringmaster of the Big Top clown show is Alvin Bragg, the progressive Manhattan district attorney who campaigned — unethically — on the promise to bring down Trump. Once in office, Bragg inflated a time-barred and nominal misdemeanor into a multitude of dubious felonies by mangling evidence and contorting the law.  

With a wave of his showman’s cane, Bragg transformed a singular transaction into 34 separate charges in what’s known as "count stacking" that no good prosecutor would ever do. It’s a transparent window into an otherwise opaque case.  

The gravamen of the indictment is that in 2016 Trump used his lawyer to pay money to Stephanie Clifford (a.k.a. Stormy Daniels) in exchange for her silence about a purported affair that occurred a decade earlier, that he incorrectly recorded the payments in business records, and that all of it violated election laws, even though it did not.

Bragg surely knows his case is specious, at best. But it doesn’t matter. He’s counting on the sympathies of a liberal trial judge, Juan Merchan, and the venom of a jury pool destined to be dominated by Trump-hating New Yorkers. The once-respected standard of an "impartial jury" is being treated as a mere inconvenience instead of a constitutional right.

It is self-evident to many that the charges against the former president would be brought against no one else not named Trump. The fact that he is the leading candidate for president in the upcoming election is the only reason he is being persecuted under the guise of prosecution.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024


 RFK Jr.: Border barriers were dismantled over pettiness   Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., says the United States should close the border on 'The Story.'


Of course the Wash. Post would put the Confederate flag up there. These protesters were not affiliated with the southern states. While a few carried this flag, I take offense to the linking of the protest to the south. And it was a protest, not a riot...Want to see a riot, look up ANTIFA & BLM !

Some Jan. 6 rioters win early release, even before key Supreme Court ruling     Story by Spencer Hsu • 19h The Washington Post

Some Jan. 6 rioters win early release, even before key Supreme Court ruling© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
Federal judges have begun ordering the early release pending appeal of Jan. 6 defendants who challenged their sentences even though the Supreme Court is a week away from hearing arguments on whether a key charge brought against them is legally sound.

A Delaware man who carried a Confederate flag into the Capitol will be let go one year into his three-year term. An Ohio man who overran police lines and became one of the first rioters to enter the Capitol will be set free six months into a 19-month term. And a man who entered the just-evacuated Senate chamber with a Trump flag as a cape was released after serving five months of a 14-month term.

If the Supreme Court ultimately determines the charge they faced was legitimate, they and others who are released early pending appeal could be ordered to return to prison — but that is not a certainty.

The truncated sentences are the latest complications in the prosecution of more than 350 Jan. 6 defendants under a federal statute that makes it a crime to obstruct or impede an official proceeding — in this case, Congress’s joint session to confirm Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential victory.

In December, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a consolidated challenge by three men whose lawyers argue that the law — passed by Congress after the Enron scandal to criminalize document shredding by the collapsed company’s accounting firm — is limited to destroying evidence in governmental investigations. Fourteen of 15 trial judges upheld prosecutors’ use of the law to charge rioters who obstructed Congress’s election certification vote, but one judge in the U.S. District Court in Washington — Trump-appointed Judge Carl J. Nichols, who served in George W. Bush’s Justice Department — disagreed, ruling the law applied only to tampering or destruction of evidence such as records or documents.

Jacob Chansley, right with fur hat, and other rioters are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber on Jan. 6, 2021.© Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

If you watched the REAL video, you'd see the officers giving these people a GUIDED TOUR


Tuesday, April 9, 2024


5 Myths About the American Civil War People Need to Stop Believing Are True  Story by Todd Neikirk 

5 Myths About the American Civil War People Need to Stop Believing Are True ©Photo Credit: Thure de Thulstrup / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

Among the most discussed subjects in US history, the American Civil War remains in the public consciousness over 160 years after it broke out. While much of the discourse surrounding the conflict is grounded in fact, there are certain elements that've been embellished over time. Below are five misconceptions that need to be clarified.

In the years following the American Civil War, significant effort was made to portray Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee as a heroic figure of moral virtue. This narrative included assertions that he opposed slavery and didn't personally own slaves.

The historical evidence contradicts this portrayal. In 1857, Lee's wife inherited 189 enslaved people upon the death of her father, George Washington Parke Curtis, according to his will. The document stipulated the slaves be freed five years after Curtis' death. Records indicate Lee sold several of the individuals to settle debts and took legal action to prevent the emancipation of others.

Lee may have been described as paternalistic toward his slaves, but this doesn't alter the fundamental reality of his ownership of them. Civil War historian Eric Foner elaborates on this in an article published in The New York Times, saying, "He was not a pro-slavery ideologue. But I think equally important is that, unlike some White Southerners, he never spoke out against slavery.


 New Lawsuit Brings the Gun Fight to New York That Could Allow SCOTUS To Force National Carry United Liberty  Story  by Tony Bonnani

In a bold move that could potentially shape the landscape of gun rights in America, Gun Owners of America (GOA) has taken the fight to New York with a groundbreaking lawsuit. This legal challenge has the potential to not only impact New York’s firearm regulations but could also pave the way for national reciprocity for concealed carry permits. Let’s explore the details of this significant development and its potential implications.

At the heart of the lawsuit is the contention that New York’s restrictive firearm laws unjustly infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of non-residents. Currently, New York does not issue licenses to carry handguns to non-residents, nor does it recognize licenses issued by other states. This leaves individuals who travel to New York for business or leisure without the means to exercise their right to self-defense.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Donald Trump Risks Another Defamation Trial With E. Jean Carroll Attack
Story by Khaleda Rahman Newsweek  • 8h • 3 min read
E. Jean Carroll departs a Manhattan federal court at the conclusion of her defamation suit against Donald Trump on January 26, 2024 in New York City. Donald Trump's latest attack on Carroll has sparked calls for her to sue him again.© Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Donald Trump's latest attack on columnist E. Jean Carroll have sparked calls for her to sue him for defamation for a third time.

The former president was ordered to pay Carroll $83.3 million in January for comments he made after she first publicly accused him of raping her in the dressing room of a luxury department store in New York City. That came after a separate jury in May last year awarded Carroll $5 million after finding Trump liable for sexual assault and defamation.

Last month, Trump posted a $92-million bond in connection with defamation cases brought by Carroll to ensure she will receive an award for his attack if it survives appeals.

The presumptive Republican has continued his attacks on Carroll and others involved in several cases against him despite his mounting legal bills. He is facing four criminal cases and also was given a $454-million civil fraud penalty after a New York state judge ruled that he had manipulated his net worth in financial statements for years.

In a post on Truth Social on Saturday, Trump launched a fresh attack on Carrol.

"How many Corrupt, Biased, Crooked [President] Joe Biden-'Protection Agency' New York Judges do I have to endure before somebody steps in?" Trump wrote in the post.

"I had New York Federal Judge, Lewis Kaplan, with a woman who I never knew, and had nothing to do with, until she sued me for 'defamation.' She did not know what day, month, or year the supposed 'incident' took place—She knew nothing."

Social media users responded to Trump's remarks by calling on Carroll to sue Trump for a third time.

"If Trump is going to keep defaming E. Jean Carroll, she should just keep suing him until everything that he owns becomes hers," author Majid M. Padellan wrote on X, formerly Twitter. "EVERYTHING."

If trump is going to keep defaming E. Jean Carroll, she should just keep suing him until everything that he owns becomes hers. EVERYTHING.
11:05 PM · Apr 6, 2024

Podcast host Keith Olbermann wrote that "Dementia J. Trump just defamed E. Jean Carroll again."And singer-songwriter Ricky Davila wrote that he hopes Carroll sues Trump "every single time he defames her just like he did again today."

A lawyer for Carroll has previously said that her client may sue Trump for defamation again.

"The statute of limitations for defamation in most jurisdictions is between one and three years," Roberta Kaplan said last month. "As we said after the last jury verdict, we continue to monitor every statement that Donald Trump makes about our client."

Kaplan and a lawyer representing Trump have been contacted for comment via email.

Legal experts previously told Newsweek that there is no limit to how many times Carroll can sue Trump for defamation.

Barbara McQuade, a former United States attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, said a jury "has already found that Trump sexually assaulted E. Jean Carroll. Every time he denies it, he exposes himself to another claim for defamation."