THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2022
Garland pours it on: “They even broke into my safe!” a disappointed Donald J. Trump wrote.
The former president was describing the strong-arm tactics of the FBI in Monday's search of Mar-a-Lago (Middle Frisian, Damaged/marred/fouled lagoon), his sumptuous Florida home.
The entry into the former president's safe had been especially shocking.
Most typically, law enforcement agents conducting a search will randomly look around inside the subject's home.
But who would stoop so low as to look inside a subject's locked safe while conducting a search for contraband? At this point, the FBI, a runaway agency, won't even decline to do that!
Today, we spent some time watching the Fox News Channel as we awaited Merrick Garland's statement. We were somewhat puzzled by the nighttime footage of Mar-a-Lago the channel insisted on running.
Most reporting on this event says the FBI began its search on Monday at 9 A.M. In this report, CBS News seems to say that the search began at a more leisurely 10 A.M.
Today, on Fox, Martha McCallum said the "raid" had begun "in the predawn hours." Producers kept playing the videotape which seemed to support her statement, which could imaginably even be right.
After Garland made his brief statement, McCallum brought the ludicrous Joe Concha on. He said we should all have our heads examined if we believe a single world the attorney general said.
On MSNBC, Garland was praised for noting the fact that at least one of Trump's lawyers was present during the search. Garland had thereby undermined any possible claim that evidence could have been planted.
In that same CBS report, the network quoted one of the lawyers saying that, while she'd been present, she hadn't been allowed to watch the actual search. We don't know what actually happened and quite likely we never will.
In the unlikely event that we find out, we can feel fairly sure that no one else ever will. Each tribe will hear its own news reports. As with Florida's weather, so too here:
If you don't like the facts you're hearing, you can simply wait a while. Or you can change the channel!
At any rate, they even looked inside Donald Trump's safe! On Fox, the moral to the story is clear:
If they can do that to Donald J. Trump, they can even do it to you!
The remaining question: How many sales receipts from Vladimir Putin are included in the papers the FBI hauled away?
"We don't know what actually happened and quite likely we never will."ReplyDelete
True dat, dear Bob.
...and yet it sounds like you're saying that you find the assertion that "...we should all have our heads examined if we believe a single world the attorney general said" ludicrous? Is it so, dear Bob? But if that's ludicrous, why don't you just listen what the attorney general says -- and learn what actually happened?
Care to enlighten, dear?
Oh I think we will know before long. Someone has correctly deduced that he needs to cooperate with the feds and gave up the goods at Mar a Lago to save his sorry ass. A Mark Meadows type, and there is no shortage of swine of that ilk hanging around that loser even at this point. Of course if it could happen to Trump, it could happen to you. That is, if you were a criminal.Delete
In the most slippery possible fashion Bob willReplyDelete
Now have to continually suggested that people
In the DOJ who have done nothing to
deserve such contempt have the same
moral standing ad Fox News and President
Trump. The rational for such folly?
Well, some people don’t see things the
way we liberals do.
A person who is definitely in the know told me Maddow's partner Susan is addicted to pickles and sometimes eats over a hundred of them in one sitting and is now up to eating a thousand of them over a weekend.ReplyDelete
Here's a serious legal question, if there are any lawyers here. Could The FBI make the search warrant public with Trump's approval? Or, could they legally give Trump a copy and allow him to release it if he chose? In other words, could they shortcut the need to go before a judge?ReplyDelete
On the other hand, it is nice and normal to have a serious adult in the WH not interfering and obstructing the process or screaming like a wild banshee to lock him up, wouldn't you agree, David?Delete
There's something fucking seriously wrong with you, David.
And why would they? Have you ever seen that done before? They have to go before a judge to obtain a determination regarding the appropriateness of the search. Oh, I see, let's ask his permission and give him some lead time to clean up whatever he has lying around and in that safe. Brilliant.Delete
I'm a lawyer, but don't do criminal law. However, it's pretty clear that Trump has a copy of the warrant, as is the case when warrants are issued, and he could disclose it any time he wanted to. That he hasn't done that suggests he wants it hidden.Delete
A triviality over time of day is not a difference that makes one station preferable to another.ReplyDelete
A reasonable person doesn’t insist that if the lawyer didn’t watch the search, then boxes of itemized documents on the receipt signed by that attorney must have been planted by the FBI.
Has Somerby lost his mind?
The court is protecting Trump’s rights. This is complicated because he was president with accountability to the people.ReplyDelete
And lord knows we have all the assurances in the world for that.Delete
It's complicated, because Trump was president with accountability to Russian oligarchs.Delete
And lord knows we have all the assurances in the world for that.Delete
Because lord knows it's the first time in history that a warrant has been issued to search someone's home. Inconceivable!
From his nomination onwards.Delete
Should've been much earlier than his nomination. Isn't this the "broken windows" theory of law enforcement: if you stop criminals early enough, they won't have an opportunity to commit big crimes. They let Trump get away with little crimes and he's graduated to espionage.Delete
If it can happen to George Floyd, why couldn't it happen to Donald J. Trump?ReplyDelete
From Lawyers Guns and Money - Somerby is 100% completely correct once again.ReplyDelete
"Statistically speaking the 1/6 hearings have had literally ZERO effect on public opinion, with the exception that slightly fewer people now believe that Trump is directly responsible for the riot/insurrection/legitimate protest."
They have affected candidate polling, not opinion polling. The hearings are affecting the midterms and esp. independents. Somerby is slippery.Delete
Driftglass had a similar article. About the 1/6 committee having virtually no impact whatsoever on public opinion and the complete lack of interest it has had on our country and the deafening thud of apathy and disinterest it has producedDelete
Which is really surprising. After all they uncovered a sinister plot involving a middle-aged citizen taking a picture of a stairwell.
Reminding folks Right-wing snowflakes threw a childish temper tantrum just because black peoples votes counted in the 2020 Presidential election will never stop being fun.Delete
I don't want to live n a world where Republicans aren't reminded they threw a temper tantrum because black peoples votes counted in the 2020 Presidential election.Delete
For all we know there are dozens of sleeper cells of radical Americans out there with thousands and thousands of pictures of stairwells.Delete
Some of them were taken at Alito and Kavanaugh's houses. Scary!Delete
Too bad we don't have any photos of Donald J Chickenshit sitting on his fat treasonous ass inciting his mob to kill his VP and not lifting a vulgar tiny finger to stop it.Delete
For all we know there are dozens of rich people who don't cheat on their tax returns.Delete
Exactly! Which is why the Democrats are sending the IRS after the middle class. Well, what's left of the middle class thanks to the both sidesism that handed our country over to the rich over the last four decades.Delete
"Which is why the Democrats are sending the IRS after the middle class. "Delete
It is all you need to know about Trump supporters that 5hey are making death threats to people who are just doing their jobs. Also, their psychosis is reflec5ed in what this man in Ohio was doing in trying to attract an FBI office.ReplyDelete
Lock him up!ReplyDelete
Turns out Trump was saying "I am Reality Winner", not "In reality, I was the winner."ReplyDelete
“It’s a raid!” it’s not a raid “It’s not a raid!”ReplyDelete
Funny. But of course totalitarian regimes are always funny.Delete
Also: Zero Inflation and There Is No Recession.
Or climate change.Delete
Yeah, "climate change", formerly known as "global warming".Delete
No-good humyn garbage viciously destroying Sacred Earth.
Now that Ivanka ratted her father out to the FBI, the odds of him getting to fuck her are lower than the unemployment rate.ReplyDelete
Luckily, Xerox machines are illegal in Florida. This means that Trump couldn't have copied the three million top-dollar documents he has returned to the feds.ReplyDelete
Actually, Trump couldn't have copied the documents. They all have special digital watermarks, which are detected by the copiers and printers.