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drray23's Journal
drray23's Journal
July 23, 2022

Trump vs the United States

So , if Trump gets indicted I am assuming the party involved would be the United States since it would be for a federal crime.

What does this means legally ? Say, if the trials and appeals drag into another administration does it continue or does the new administration/AG need to explicitly do so ?

July 22, 2022

if the DOJ indicts Trump how does it work in practice ?

Let's assume the DOJ does indict Trump. It takes a while to go to trial, and then wind its way through the various appeals if there is any.

If this drags on past 2024 and we lose the presidency, can the next DOJ decide to drop the case and stop defending it in appeals?

If that's the case is not there limited time to indict, go to trial and go through all the appeals before 2025 or do I misunderstand the process?

July 21, 2022

so the deleted SS texts are from 24 agents

If they want to get to the bottom of this, subponea all 24 of them and interview them under oath separately about whether or not they texted what and whom on jan 5 and 6th. Put the pressure on them.

on edit: what makes it even more damning is the small number affected. It is hard to argue that it was a technical oversight during the cellphone transition that was the cause of the deletions. It would have affected tens of thousands of people (there is about 22,000 employees in the SS). Oddly enough its just 24..

July 18, 2022

Another potential messaging disaster

So , the democratic party messaging is vote to give us two more senators and we will codify roe and also possibly pass voting rights law.

This is only one but the necessary steps. If we don't keep the house we won't be able to deliver even with 52 senators. All bills passed by the house are dead if they aren't passed by the senate in the same congress.

After November we will have to pass those bills again in the house and then the senate.

I can see a scenario where we do get the senate but not the house and can't deliver. This will backfire and voters who don't follow the process on how laws get passed will blame democrats again for not delivering.

The message should be give us more senators and vote for the house as well.

July 16, 2022

Are we sure that there are currently 48 democratic senators

willing to get rid of the filibuster provided we get to 52 on November making it 50 ?
We have been blocked by Manchin and Sinema but if we win more seats are we gonna run into another bump or do we already know ? I

July 16, 2022

trump strategy to avoid prosecution is flooding the zone

Apparently he corrupted so many people, commited so many crimes that the Jan 6 commitee could spend years unearthing more crimes , the DOJ could spin forever trying to get it all. When is it enough ? There are already so many crimes that they uncovered, they could focus on a few of these, do a solid ironclad investigation and indict. Why wait until they find everything ?

July 11, 2022

How do we measure the effect of the Jan 6 committee hearings ?

So I was driving home and listening to CNN. Jake tapper was interviewing somebody about a new poll gauging whether or not people think Trump broke the law to attempt ro steal the 2020 elections.
They were saying that the number of people who think Trump did has not changed at all , still at the same 46 % from a few months ago.

Yet they were saying a majority of people were paying close attention to those hearings ( 51 % of Republicans for example).

That is quite disappointing if true. What the hell does it take to wake up apathetic voters ???

Alternatively, the way poll questions are crafted may affect the outcome significantly. I just can't believe how dumb people are if at this stage they still think Trump did nothing wrong.

July 9, 2022

I was skeptical at first that DOJ would indict Trump

but I'm not any longer . The January 6 committee is uncovering so much explosive stuff and flipping witnesses one at a time that it's literally going to be impossible for the DOJ to reach any other outcome than Trump and several of his entourage being indicted.

I am not sure if this would have been true absent the committee.

July 6, 2022

most of my household down with covid.

we are all vacced, boosted with the exception of our four year old granddaughter who was due for a shot in two weeks.

Daughter and Granddaughter came to visit. The granddaughter developed fever and cough and a consult with her pediatrician led to going to the ER.

She got treated for the fever and after a few days is back to normal. Our daughter had milder symptoms.

My wife had fever, dizziness, tiredness and ended up in the ER since she had potential risk factors and her Dr after a video consult told her to head there, get a blood test for liver function and got prescribed paxlovid. Apparently it could affect the liver ??

After four days she is almost back to normal but still tired.
Amazingly enough during the whole ordeal I stayed negative .

We did mask during the day and I rented a hotel room to sleep there at night and isolate. My daughter and granddaughter are isolating in our guest bedroom

Since I stayed negative I was running errands, getting food, etc..

Maybe I'm immortal .. My brother also never caught it even thought everybody around him did.

We are both vacced and boosted but still..
I wonder if some people are lucky to be less susceptible to it.

July 3, 2022

why we democrats lose the messaging

Whenever the going gets tough, we tear at each other instead of standing behind and supporting the president.

Case in point, MSNBC hosts, especially weekend hosts have guests on their shows going on about how democrats weren't prepared for the overturning of Roe vs Wade, how the president is somehow not waving a magic wand and fix this or that, how we are not getting rid of filibuster and a plethora of other simplistic suggestions like it's just a matter of doing this or that.

They are oblivious to the fact that the votes are not there and until we get more senators and hold the house, there is very little that can be done short of saturating the airwaves with get out the votes messages and reminding people what the GOP now stands for.

On the other side, you have a huge network of right wing media (Fox, OAN, radio , etc..) who are all pushing in the same direction to support the MAGATS.

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