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Trump Organization taps criminal defense attorney as Manhattan prosecutors close in on business deal

trump has lawyered up. I hope that this defense attorney has a large retainer
https://twitter.com/RawStory/status/1380007493506494465

On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that former President Donald Trump's family business has retained Ronald Fischetti, a high-powered criminal defense lawyer, as New York prosecutors continue to investigate Trump's finances.

"Mr. Fischetti, 84 years old, is a former law partner of Mark Pomerantz, the former federal prosecutor working on the investigation for the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Mr. Pomerantz was sworn in as a special assistant district attorney in February and is now on leave from law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP," reported Corinne Ramey and Rebecca Davis O'Brien.

"Mr. Vance's office has said it is investigating possible bank, tax or insurance fraud," said the report. "Prosecutors have subpoenaed information from former President Donald Trump's banks, lenders, an insurance broker and other parties, The Wall Street Journal has previously reported. They are examining financial transactions at Manhattan properties including Mr. Trump's flagship Trump Tower; Seven Springs, an estate in Westchester, N.Y.; and a hotel in Chicago, The Journal reported."

The investigation accelerated after a February Supreme Court ruling that Vance could obtain the president's tax returns. A previous report indicated that state prosecutors are also subpoenaing the financial records of Allen Weisselberg, the longtime Trump Organization CFO.

I am amused that the only attorney who will take this case is 84 years old
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Thu Apr 8, 2021, 02:13 AM (8 replies)

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Initial Actions to Address the Gun Violence Public Health Epid

These are great executive actions https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/04/07/fact-sheet-biden-harris-administration-announces-initial-actions-to-address-the-gun-violence-public-health-epidemic/

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing six initial actions to address the gun violence public health epidemic. The recent high-profile mass shootings in Boulder – taking the lives of 10 individuals – and Atlanta – taking the lives of eight individuals, including six Asian American women – underscored the relentlessness of this epidemic. Gun violence takes lives and leaves a lasting legacy of trauma in communities every single day in this country, even when it is not on the nightly news. In fact, cities across the country are in the midst of a historic spike in homicides, violence that disproportionately impacts Black and brown Americans. The President is committed to taking action to reduce all forms of gun violence – community violence, mass shootings, domestic violence, and suicide by firearm.

President Biden is reiterating his call for Congress to pass legislation to reduce gun violence. Last month, a bipartisan coalition in the House passed two bills to close loopholes in the gun background check system. Congress should close those loopholes and go further, including by closing “boyfriend” and stalking loopholes that currently allow people found by the courts to be abusers to possess firearms, banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines, repealing gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability, and investing in evidence-based community violence interventions. Congress should also pass an appropriate national “red flag” law, as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own.

But this Administration will not wait for Congress to act to take its own steps – fully within the Administration’s authority and the Second Amendment – to save lives. Today, the Administration is announcing the following six initial actions:

The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.” We are experiencing a growing problem: criminals are buying kits containing nearly all of the components and directions for finishing a firearm within as little as 30 minutes and using these firearms to commit crimes. When these firearms turn up at crime scenes, they often cannot be traced by law enforcement due to the lack of a serial number. The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of these firearms.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Thu Apr 8, 2021, 01:51 AM (1 replies)

Fox News' new comedy show is amazingly bad and here are some funny reviews

Conservatives are far too stupid to do comedy. The Fox News attempt at comedy is really bad and is what one would expect from conservatives trying to be funny
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/4/7/2024822/-Fox-News-launched-comedy-show-and-the-reviews-are-in-historic-landmark-in-sh-tty-comedy

Greg Gutfeld has always been Fox News’ version of Greg Gutfeld. He has positioned himself as the funny person at Fox News, which is sort of like being the best-smelling dung beetle in a pile of manure. He has a new show on Fox, and boy is it a … hoot? Called Gutfeld!, Greg takes on Fox News’ versions of the day’s events and lampoons the Biden administration and the illiberal media. An early review online by @EvalsAdorable summed up the general overview of the Gutfeld! experience: “It's basically the Daily Show, but without the humor, imagination, or poignant observations.”

The show began on Monday, and it was not good. At all. Its second night seems to have solidified Gutfeld’s place in history. It’s tough to truly explain how not funny this comedy show is. In some respects it is so acutely unfunny that one wonders if Greg Gutfeld might pull off his face mask at some point to reveal Andy Kaufman, back from the great beyond, playing one final long-con performance art piece on right-wing psychosis. But everyone is weighing in, and everyone professional or not, is more of a comedian than Greg Gutfeld will ever be.

There are a few things Gutfeld does on his show: he attacks MSNBC’s Brian Williams, making the same joke over and over again—Brian Williams tells big story lies; he says Joe Biden is old and makes jokes about Joe Biden being old and senile; he attacks liberals for being racists who are all white and condescending; and he attacks comedy for being funny. The attacks on Biden and liberals are standard Fox News copy, and the attacks on Brian Williams are likely the result of Gutfeld’s financial need to outperform Williams as the two men share a time slot, and Gutfeld’s Gutfeld! likely only lives as long as it can compete with Williams.

To be clear, the idea of having a conservative comedy show has long been a holy grail that compassion-free right-wingers have hoped to achieve. You might remember the short-lived Fox News attempt at doing their own Daily Show, back in 2007, Half Hour News Hour. You don’t have to watch it, but I would suggest you take a peek at the 50 second mark joke attacking liberals for not being able to tell the difference between television characters and real life politicians.

To be clear, the idea of having a conservative comedy show has long been a holy grail that compassion-free right-wingers have hoped to achieve. You might remember the short-lived Fox News attempt at doing their own Daily Show, back in 2007, Half Hour News Hour. You don’t have to watch it, but I would suggest you take a peek at the 50 second mark joke attacking liberals for not being able to tell the difference between television characters and real life politicians.



I used to love the Half Hour News Hour. It was so bad that it hurt
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:42 PM (11 replies)

4/8 Mike Luckovich -Moving Day

https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1379921950630363137
https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1379914942049103875
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:56 PM (4 replies)

There were no fake Trump supporters': Joy debunks GOP false claims on the Capitol riot

https://twitter.com/thereidout/status/1379660238597599234?s=20
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Wed Apr 7, 2021, 02:26 AM (3 replies)

There were no fake Trump supporters': Joy debunks GOP false claims on the Capitol riot

https://twitter.com/thereidout/status/1379660238597599234?s=20
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Wed Apr 7, 2021, 02:26 AM (2 replies)

4/7 Mike Luckovich: Woke now

https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1379529611349008392
https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1379505072556638209
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Tue Apr 6, 2021, 06:21 PM (3 replies)

President Biden congratulated the Baylor Bears

https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1379277683885015042
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:57 PM (2 replies)

The Big Lie is STILL alive and well in the pro-Trump bubble

https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/1379095306156048386?s=20
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Mon Apr 5, 2021, 12:00 PM (3 replies)

The Trump campaign accounting for up to 3% of ALL CREDIT CARD FRAUD CLAIMS IN THE ENTIRE US

https://twitter.com/AndyBarr34/status/1378487080938958848
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun Apr 4, 2021, 11:04 PM (7 replies)
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