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Rhiannon12866's Journal
Rhiannon12866's Journal
October 1, 2022

Sept. Legal recap: from EMPTY classified doc folders to Judge Cannon's biased/unsupportable rulings

The month of September 2020 was a strange, curious and even dangerous thing on the justice front. It started with the revelation that dozens of folders seized from Mar-a-Lago - Donald Trump's Florida home - that were supposed to contain classified documents were EMPTY! It also started with Trump-appointed judge Aileen Cannon appointing a special master in accordance with Trump's request, and stopping the FBI/DOJ from investigating the possible crimes of Trump vis-a-vis the stolen documents. And the month ended with Judge Cannon tying the hands of the very special master she appointed in a way that worked to Trump's significant advantage.

To be honest, I'm not sure where September leaves us on the justice front. But I know we'll keep fighting for it . . . because justice matters.

This video presents a short recap of the legal stories for the month that was September 2022. - Glenn Kirschner - 10/01/2022.

October 1, 2022

Kevin McCarthy's "Commitment to America" - Mark Fiore - Political Cartoons

California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy recently released his party’s “Commitment to America,” which is of course meant to harken back to Republican victories (falsely) attributed to Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America.” How did McCarthy’s rollout go?

Let’s just say the current leader of House Republicans is no Newt Gingrich. Picture a kid who triple-spaced his term paper and increased the margin widths as much as possible and you’ll have a good idea of the intellectual heft of McCarthy’s Commitment to America.

The vagueness of the Republican platform is likely intentional, in order to have more members sign on. The more fuzzy and abstract the document, the more crazies and slightly-less-crazy Republicans can find common ground. Who isn’t for a strong economy and good stuff like less criming in America? (The 2020 election results and conspiracies about satanic Democratic cabals may cause a tad more division within the party.)

Meanwhile, if things go Republicans’ way in the midterms, Kevin McCarthy wants to use his shiny new “commitment” as a platform to become the next speaker of the House . . . no matter how many white nationalist election-deniers sign on.

October 1, 2022

Recap Of The Week - The 11th Hour - MSNBC

It’s been a long week- so we gathered some of our favorite people to break down the headlines including Hurricane Ian and the war in Ukraine. George Hahn, Tim O’Brien, Gillian Tett, and Basil Smikle join. - Aired on 09/30/2022.

October 1, 2022

January 6th Cmte. Reveals More About Next Hearing - The 11th Hour - MSNBC

Chairman Thompson says that the next hearing will happen before the midterm election in November. Meantime, The Washington Post reports former President Trump’s legal team disagrees over how to handle the Mar-a-Lago case. - Aired on 09/30/2022.

October 1, 2022

'We Need Toilets!': Ali Visits Forgotten Florida Residents Devastated By Hurricane Ian - The Last Word

Dozens of people are stranded in San Carlos Island, after Hurricane Ian destroyed their boats, homes and possessions. MSNBC’s Ali Velshi meets with members of the community who tell him that they “don’t have any place else to go.” - Aired on 09/30/2022.

October 1, 2022

Fmr. Obama FEMA Director Breaks Down Immediate Needs Of Hurricane Survivors - Velshi - The Last Word

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi speaks to Craig Fugate, former FEMA director in the Obama Administration, and John Copenhaver, a former FEMA southeastern regional director, about the immediate needs survivors of Hurricane Ian have and the importance of helping people equally. - Aired on 09/30/2022.

October 1, 2022

FL State Rep.: 'All Hands On Deck' Recovery From Hurricane Ian - Velshi - The Last Word - MSNBC

State Rep. Michele Rayner (D-FL) joins MSNBC’s Ali Velshi to discuss why it was a “privilege” to be able to evacuate from Hurricane Ian and what she is doing to ensure that “recovery is for everyone.” - Aired on 09/30/2022.

October 1, 2022

Beto O'Rourke: 'I know Abbott is scared' - Texas Governor Debate - NewsNation

In an interview with NewsNation, Beto O’Rourke said he believed Gov. Greg Abbott was scared to have an audience during their Friday debate. “Nobody could come into the hall,” O’Rourke said, adding that Abbott's team insisted the debate take place “on a Friday night during football season in Texas.” - 09/30/2022.

October 1, 2022

Desperate Putin Orchestrates Rally To Distract From Ukraine Invasion Struggles - Alex Wagner - MSNBC

Alex Wagner reports on a massive propaganda rally in Moscow in support of Vladimir Putin's effort to seize parts of Ukraine while hundreds of thousands flee Russia to avoid being drafted and the Ukrainian military continues to make advances in purging Russia from its territory. - Aired on 09/30/2022.

October 1, 2022

Buoyed By Abbott Failures, Beto O'Rourke Musters Campaign Volunteer Army - Alex Wagner - MSNBC

Beto O'Rourke, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate, talks with Alex Wagner about the size of his campaign apparatus and the factors beyond his campaign, like Governor Greg Abbott's many governing failures and Republican support for unpopular abortion bans, that he hopes will propel him to office in this year's election. - Aired on 09/30/2022.

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