I heard an interesting discussion today regarding the violent threats being regularly discussed and spread over all sorts of social media platforms. And it isn't all just talk - some of this gets acted on. The violent garbage Mango Mussolini spreads has become the way the right speaks. They've picked it up.
The magistrate judge who signed the search warrant has been doxxed with threats to his life, his family's lives, and there has been talk of hurting his children. The synagogue he attends can't have services because of threats (some religious freedom, eh?).
So yeah, the 1st Amendment gives us freedom of speech. But does it protect threats? The SCOTUS ruled that yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater isn't protected speech. Should violent threats be protected?
Do social media platforms have an obligation to tamp it down?
It's looking probable that the orange fuck will be prosecuted for the FELONY of stealing - and holding - classified information, made a FELONY by his own action as "president."
Karma in action, folks.
Joe Biden knew what he was up against when choosing an attorney general. Merrick Garland knew what he was up against when he took the job.
They both knew the ex-president is a criminal and that he committed a metric buttload of crimes while in office.
They both knew that shit was going to get political, no ifs, ands, or buts.
They both knew that prosecuting an ex-president would open up a political can of worms and there is no way to avoid that.
They both knew they had to make decisions that would make the reich wing explode with rage.
They both know (present tense) that NOT prosecuting these massive political crimes would be worse than prosecuting them.
It looks to me that somewhere along the way, maybe very recently, Merrick Garland ran out of fucks to give, and he is now seizing cell phones, subpoenaing records, taking depositions, obtaining the J6 committee's investigatory material, and he's going after all these criminal fucks.
All along the way he has told us that no one is above the law and that he would follow the evidence no matter where it leads. We needed to believe him, even when it looked like we shouldn't have hope.
The best we can do now is to continue to voice our support for going after these fucks. And if you want to contact the DOJ for any reason - even to thank them and give them support - you can do it here: https://www.justice.gov/contact-us
This is rch:
Breaking: The FBI has seized the cell phone of Republican Congressman Scott Perry a day after execut
Breaking: The FBI has seized the cell phone of Republican Congressman Scott Perry a day after executing a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago.
Let's do a thought exercise. We're now in September/October. The contents of the orange bloat's safe prove very valuable evidence of serious crimes, perhaps espionage conducted by the orange bloat. He's going down. It's clear he was so desperate for cash that he sold classified information to hostile foreign entities. The FBI has the goods on treason, espionage, massive crimes against America, even worse than the insurrection to steal power.
The corrupt GQP can't defend THAT, can they? Selling America's classified material to hostile foreign governments for cash? How can anyone in their right mind think that's OK?
But imagine also if the contents of the safe included blackmail material on the corrupt GQP. The DOJ is about to blow open massive criminality on an unprecedented scale, conducted by the Senate minority leader, the House minority leader, several congressmen and several senators. They were OK as long as that material was kept securely in that safe. But now it's about to be known to all of America and the world.
Would they sell him out to make deals to save their asses? Or would they go down with him?
A raid is when they bust doors down and throw everyone in handcuffs while they search. This wans't that.
Besides, when you use the word raid, you are echoing what the orange fuck said, to maximize his poor pitiful me, the FBI is raiding me schtick. Don't use his words.
It was a well-executed search authorized by a federal warrant signed off by the highest levels of the FBI and DOJ and a trump-appointed federal judge.
It wasn't a raid.
That's what's being reported this morning.
So they collected evidence. Of what? What did they find in the safe?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Sure, it's gotta pass the House before Biden can sign it, but the biggest hurdles - Manchin and Sinema - have been overcome.
We deserve to feel good about this.
And fuck the republican whining!