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drray23's Journal
drray23's Journal
September 16, 2022

So basically Trump did not achieve much in his Mar a Lago case

The judge did prohibit the justice department to use the documents to go to a grand jury but explicitly allowed the Intelligence community to investigate and even brief the senate.
Trump is on the hook for all the cost and the special master has until end of November.

Meanwhile DOJ filled an appeal to 11 circuit at the same time.
There are 12 judges on the circuit, 6 were nominated by Trump, 5 are not, one post is vacant.

A panel of randomly selected 3 judges amongst those 11 will hear the appeal.

September 16, 2022

how does Texas and Florida even have immigrants in custody ?

I'm not sure how this can even happen . The enforcement of immigration laws is solely a function of the federal government.
How does local law enforcement even determine the visa status of somebody ?

Aren't they supposed to transfer people to the border patrol if they think they have somebody in custody who might be illegally in the country?

September 11, 2022

Just watched "Our great national parks" narrated by President Obama

It's absolutely fabulous. His commentary is a mix of interesting observations about the creatures found in these parks and the need for global conservation and sustainability in the wake of climate change.

The stories featured are perfectly selected. Interesting, scientifically relevant and at times light hearted.

His commentary is on par with David Attenborough which is a pretty high bar. No wonder he got an Emmy for it.

If you guys have netflix , I recommend you watch it

September 9, 2022

The GOP has the perfect scam for their followers.

Given the assistance they have from Fox News and other RW outlets they figured their electorate is dumb enough that they can vote against major bills like the inflation reduction act and still take credit for it in their districts .
They suffer no ill consequences for their votes.

September 2, 2022

So Judge Cannon was not that controversial when confirmed.

She was confirmed Nov 12, 2020, by a vote of 56-21 with 13 democrats voting in favor and 23 senators not voting. Notably, this was after Trump lost reelection.

Either she was not controversial, or we do not know how to play the game.

Republicans always vote to block any democratic nominee (with a few exceptions here and there), whereas in 2020, we were still giving them the benefit of the doubt to Trump's nominees.

Here is a link to the how she answered questions from the judiciary committee:

Below are the YEAs:

YEAs ---56
Barrasso (R-WY)
Blackburn (R-TN)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Capito (R-WV)
Carper (D-DE)
Cassidy (R-LA)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Cotton (R-AR)
Cramer (R-ND)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Daines (R-MT)
Enzi (R-WY)
Ernst (R-IA)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Gardner (R-CO)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hassan (D-NH)
Hawley (R-MO)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (R-WI)
Jones (D-AL)
Kaine (D-VA)
Kennedy (R-LA)
Lankford (R-OK)
Leahy (D-VT)
Lee (R-UT)
Manchin (D-WV)
McConnell (R-KY)
McSally (R-AZ)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murphy (D-CT)
Perdue (R-GA)
Portman (R-OH)
Roberts (R-KS)
Romney (R-UT)
Rosen (D-NV)
Rounds (R-SD)
Rubio (R-FL)
Sasse (R-NE)
Scott (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Tillis (R-NC)
Toomey (R-PA)
Warner (D-VA)
Wicker (R-MS)

August 31, 2022

the DOJ release of that picture showing classified docs on the carpet

clearly indicates that they are committed to go forward and indict.

After that they cant possibly decide to not press charges and say there was not enough evidence.

If they were trying to avoid charging Trump, they would have stayed low key instead of releasing this explosive picture.

I am convinced Garland has already decided to charge Trump as soon as he has an airtight case.

August 28, 2022

Interesting how Trump's sycophants have switched from he is not guilty to there will be riots

If he is arrested. We have reached the point where even them are seeing that it is the way it’s going.

August 26, 2022

lawyers on DU . Did you ever need to get a clearance to defend a client ?

I am wondering how it works. If your client is accused of mishandling classified docs, do you need to have a clearance to handle things released to you as part of the Brady process ?
Similarly do judges and prosecutors need/have clearances ?

Are those types of cases delt with in special courts ?

August 24, 2022

This argument about having paid your loans and so should everybody else

is ridiculous. We are democrats, we aim at advancing towards a more progressive society where you don't forfeit your financial future to get an education.

Forgiving loans and ultimately addressing educational costs is the way to go.

When social security was enacted, it was to address the issue of retired elderly people ending up destitute and homeless.

People could have and some did say back then that they made do without it before so why should we pay for it ?

Luckily for us , it passed. I view student loans forgiveness the same way. I paid mine and I was able to do so. I do not resent that other people in less fortunate situations get their student loans reduced or forgiven. I welcome it .

August 11, 2022

next gop claim will be oh but he had declassified it all.

If that warrant and receipt shows the fbi retrieved some classified docs the gop will pivot and just say that it was declassified anyway .
Thus won't fly but it will keep the magats foaming at the mouth.

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