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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:33 PM

**NEW** Michigan AG ponders criminal probes of state and local officials who bend to Trump

Michigan attorney general ponders criminal probes of state and local officials who bend to Trumpís will on overturning election results


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/michigan-attorney-general-canvassing-board-lawmakers/2020/11/20/87d19ce6-2b65-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html

Michiganís attorney general is exploring whether officials there risk committing crimes if they bend to President Trumpís wishes in seeking to block the certification of Joe Bidenís victory in their state, according to two people familiar with the review.

The move by Dana Nessel, a Democrat, reflected a growing sense of unease among many in her party and some Republicans that the president was continuing his unprecedented efforts to reach personally into the stateís electoral process as he seeks to prevent Michigan from formally declaring a winner there.

On Wednesday, two Republican officials in Wayne County sought to rescind their vote to certify the election results in their county, where Detroit is located, after Trump called them Tuesday night. On Friday afternoon, four leaders of Michiganís Republican-controlled state legislature met with Trump in the White House at his invitation. --snip--

Tensions surrounding the White House encounter seemed to ease somewhat late Friday when there were signs the lawmakers would not side with Trump.

No details of the meeting were available late Friday. --snip--
A spokesperson for Nessel declined to comment for this article.

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Reply **NEW** Michigan AG ponders criminal probes of state and local officials who bend to Trump (Original post)
hlthe2b Saturday OP
LizBeth Saturday #1
Midnight Writer Saturday #2
soothsayer Saturday #9
SoonerPride Saturday #10
hlthe2b Saturday #15
Windy City Charlie Saturday #13
Ohiogal Saturday #3
Siwsan Saturday #4
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whopis01 Saturday #24
BobTheSubgenius Saturday #27
Cha Saturday #7
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Cha Saturday #23
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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:34 PM

1. I think we need to step this up too, so I am glad to hear this. I started considering this after

reading Detroit lawsuit with NAACP back suing Trump. I like that a lot.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:37 PM

2. They need to get these officials under oath and find out what the exact discussion was.

They are denying that there was any talk of the election.

I am betting that is a bald faced lie.

And if Trump comped them rooms and $500 bottles of champagne, that is bribery.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:18 PM

9. Undoubtedly exceeds gift limits

Make them pay out of pocket

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:21 PM

10. They all had to sign NDAs and would refuse to speak

Even if subpoenaed they would cite ďexecutive privilegeĒ and refuse to show up or to actually testify.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:46 PM

15. No executive privilege exists for non-Executive Branch employees; NDA's invalid against subpoenas

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:21 PM

13. That's why

That's why they're using the COVID assistance front, so that it doesn't look like bribery.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:38 PM

3. Good!

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:45 PM

4. I'd love a little financial accounting on that $$$$ 'knees up' they had at the trump* hotel

$500 bottle of Dom Perignon? Not a good look, lads. Especially after meeting with Mr. 'There's something I'd like for you to do for me.'

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:53 PM

5. I guess this MI AG action is what Edward Norton meant

by calling Trumpís bluff.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:53 PM

6. Ponders?

I seriously hope that it's more than that- because how it looks to me is that Trump is engaged in a coup in progress, which is astounding that few people are trying to restrain or stop him, and anybody assisting him must also be held to account.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:21 PM

12. We have governors and state Ag's stepping up.

Who else would you like to see step up?

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:53 PM

24. Seriously. Pondering raises to Susan Collins levels of concern. n/t

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:10 PM

27. People being held to account, and being SEEN to be held to account, is vital.

Knowing they could face some serious personal blowback will give them pause.

"He gets the West Wing and I get serious fines or prison? You think I should do this? Change my mind."

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:04 PM

7. Good.. this is the 3rd "pondering" OP

that I've seen in the last 2 days.

All about doing something against the maggots. Hope it does get done & they pay for what they've done..

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:37 PM

22. Hopefully "pondering"


Means preparing a case.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:42 PM

23. Yeah.. that could

work!

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:16 PM

8. So...

was this idea that they went in regards to COVID assistance just a front? Besides, is that something you would go to the White House about? Would really love to see the transcripts of this meeting.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:21 PM

11. And who paid for the Dom Perignon?

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:42 PM

14. Why do we always have to

Ponder ?

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:52 PM

16. The longer this goes on,

the more time he has to get kompromat on the people involved. Blackmail is his go-to tool to get what he wants, and he's got to be looking for something to hold over their heads.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:12 PM

17. Lock them all the fuck up.

Traitors. Throw away the keys and weld the locks shut.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:15 PM

18. Treason? Sedition?

Obstructing democracy?
Attempt to obstruct lawful constitutional process, function, or procedure?
Conspiracy to obstruct lawful constitutional process, function, or procedure?

Treason - The crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:18 PM

19. Good. Let them know sedition won't be a cake walk.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:19 PM

20. State Charges- NO PARDONS!

Bring it fascist fuckwads.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:21 PM

21. Sounds like grand jury time and

Subpoenas for trump and his staff as well.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:03 PM

25. Maybe if Trump got impeached again for this bullshit it would send a message to his brownshirts

that we are not fooling around anymore....

Something should really be done.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:04 PM

26. That would be beautiful. I'm sure she's looking at the two clowns who were wined and dined...

....in Washington and then returned to Michigan and filed a suit to delay certification.

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