This is the part of the famous Casablanca quote that resonates. “Mmaybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life.
And that certainly covers Donald Trump’s legal liability.
Try to overthrow the government and interfere with the legal transition of power, right?
Trump says he received target letter during Jan. 6 federal inquiry
The target letter and potential indictment further lock Trump in unprecedented legal peril as he campaigns as the front-runner to be the 2024 Republican nominee for president.
Too bad. FAFO.
Special counsel informs Trump he is the target of an investigation into efforts to nullify the 2020 election
The development indicates that another indictment of Trump may be imminent.
The target letter mentions three federal laws: conspiracy to commit an offense or defraud the United States, deprivation of rights under cover of law, and tampering with a witness, victim or informant, told ABC News from sources familiar with the matter.
There are no additional details in the letter and it does not say how the office of special counsel claims Trump may have violated the listed laws, sources said.
They are what they are. Kevin McCarthy is a petrified little man to walk through Trump because he knows it will cost him his presidency, and nothing matters to him anymore. Not the law, not democracy. Nothing matters more than the hammer. And it shows.
And in other news (as the experts gather their thoughts), NBC:
Michigan attorney general accuses ‘fake voters’ of trying to nullify 2020 election
Sixteen people forged documents and claimed to be “duly elected and qualified voters” for Michigan, Attorney General Dana Nessel said.
Presidents are technically elected by lists of voters in each state who vote for candidates selected by their states’ popular votes. In December 2020, as Trump tried to overturn the election results, his allies prepared alternative voter lists in several states.
These are the first charges brought against false voters.
The announcement came the same day as Trump said he was notified that he is the target of an investigation by a Washington-based grand jury examining the Jan. 6, 2021 riot and efforts to nullify the 2020 election.
Jonathan V Last/The rampart:
The big thing that everyone misses in 2024
No one has ever seen an election like this.
The 2024 election has no modern precedent and this unprecedented difference (1) is not properly appreciated, and (2) explains why the race has been so stable.
This thing is so obvious that you are going to dismiss it out of hand. But I want you to work with me:
No one has seen an election in which two presidents ran against each other.
And it changes All. Let me explain.
DeSantis’ dangerous personal army is in turmoil. Hope it stays like this
Well, it didn’t take long.
Just over a year after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced he was activating the state guard for the first time in 75 years – a move that had people writing about government overreach – The civilian volunteer force is becoming an embarrassing mess at best. and a powerful personal militia at worst.
An organization that began as a non-military disaster response mission has grown into a group that can be deployed to protect “people and borders from illegal aliens and civil unrest.” Some recruits drop out because the training is more militaristic than expected. The state is looking for the program’s third official in eight months. Recent articles from the Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times and the New York Times have documented the disarray and tension.
Far from being a FEMA-style group, the new force is being trained by the state National Guard in a shortened, looser form – some critics called it sloppy – boot camp, with uniforms of camouflage, shaved facial hair, abseiling with ropes, navigating the woods with a compass and a military-style command. When the first class of recruits graduated in June, DeSantis issued a congratulatory press release calling them “soldiers.”
Most Britons believe Brexit has failed, new poll finds
It’s not just Nigel Farage who feels the Bregret.
Arch-Brexiteer Nigel Farage think Brexit failed. Almost two-thirds of Britons seem to agree with him.
According to a YouGov poll published on Tuesday, 63% of Britons now consider Brexit to have been more of a failure than a success – the latest survey that indicates anti-Brexit sentiment in the UK three years after the country officially exited Brexit. EU.
Just 12% of respondents see Brexit as a success rather than a failure, while 18% said it was neither.
Exclusive: Texas soldiers told to push children in Rio Grande, deny water to migrants, records show
Agents working for Governor Greg Abbott’s Border Security Initiative have been ordered to push small children and breastfed babies back into the Rio Grande, and asked not to give water to asylum seekers even in extreme heat, according to an email from a Department of Public Safety officer who called the actions “inhumane.”
The July 3 account, reviewed by Hearst Newspapers, reveals several previously unreported incidents the soldier witnessed at Eagle Pass, where the state of Texas threaded miles of razor wire And deployed a wall of buoys in the Rio Grande.
According to the email, a pregnant woman having a miscarriage was found caught in the wire late last month, doubled over in pain. A four-year-old girl fainted from heat exhaustion after attempting to cross it and was pushed back by Texas National Guard soldiers. A teenager broke his leg trying to navigate the water around the wire and had to be carried by his father.
More to come on this one, I’m sure.
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Joe Manchin attacks Democrats as a Republican
It’s the best way to win another term in the Senate. . . if he does not run for president.
My theory based on the evidence so far is that ultimately when Manchin announces his decision at the end of the year, he will tell us he is running for re-election. But first, he will tease state and national Republicans with the prospect of an open Senate seat and/or a bipartisan No Labels ticket that vote the shows would drain President Joe Biden’s votes and elect the GOP nominee. If it’s Donald Trump, it’s no exaggeration to predict that disaster will follow.
Cliff Schecter on Donald Trump’s authoritarian bent: