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Today would be a good day to take another look at Brett Kavanaugh, the party boy


'Now, two years later, a letter from the FBI to Democratic senators Chris Coons and Sheldon Whitehouse reveals at least some of what its background investigation into Kavanaugh yielded.

The June 30 letter, released Thursday, noted that the FBI set up a tip line in order to centralize information related to Kavanaugh. According to the agency, "the FBI received over 4,500 tips, including phone calls and electronic submissions," as a result. Those tips, it added, were sent to the Trump White House — even though Trump had nominated Kavanaugh in the first place.'

Note: I know it's PEOPLE, published in 2021, but the article is straight forward.

"[W]e are confronting a domestic threat that we have never faced before.." Liz Cheney

Letters from an American: https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/june-29-2022

“[W]e are confronting a domestic threat that we have never faced before—and that is a former president who is attempting to unravel the foundations of our constitutional republic, and he is aided by Republican leaders and elected officials who have made themselves willing hostages to this dangerous and irrational man.”

“Donald Trump attempted to overturn the presidential election. He attempted to stay in office and to prevent the peaceful transfer of presidential power. He summoned a mob to Washington, He knew they were armed on January 6th. He knew they were angry. And he directed the violent mob to march on the Capitol in order to delay or prevent completely the counting of electoral votes. He attempted to go there with them. And when the violence was underway, he refused to take action to tell the rioters to leave. Instead, he incited further violence by tweeting that the vice president, Mike Pence, was a coward. He said ‘Mike deserves it,’ and he didn’t want to do anything in response to the ‘Hang Mike Pence’ chants. It’s undeniable. It’s also painful for Republicans to accept.”

She (Liz Cheney) concluded: “The reality that we face today as Republicans, as we think about the choice in front of us, we have to choose because Republicans cannot both be loyal to Donald Trump and loyal to the Constitution.”

And then there is this: On CNN this evening, committee member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) talked to host Anderson Cooper about witness tampering. The committee is concerned, she said, that Trump is using the hundreds of millions of dollars he raised by promising small donors he would fight the election results to pay the legal bills of those witnesses with whom he plotted. She suggested that there was “coercion” involved with that money. Witness tampering is a crime, she noted, and she said the committee is “perfectly prepared to provide any evidence we have to the proper authorities.”

Meadows knows everything and Cassidy Hutchinson was there...


Letters from an American:

'An aide to former House speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Brendan Buck, tweeted that “when Meadows was on the Hill he always insisted that she be in *every* meeting he had, no matter how small. It was odd then, and doesn't seem to be working out for him now.”

'Back at the White House, as the rioters breached the Capitol, Hutchinson went into Meadows’s office between 2:00 and 2:05 to ask if he was watching the scene unfold on his television. Scrolling through his phone, he answered that he was. She asked if he had talked to Trump. He said, “Yeah. He wants to be alone right now.” Cipollone burst into the office and said to go get the president. Meadows repeated that Trump didn't want to do anything. Cipollone “very clearly said this to Mark—something to the effect of, ‘Mark, something needs to be done or people are going to die and the blood’s going to be on your f-ing hands. This is getting out of control.’”

When the rioters began to chant, “Hang Mike Pence,” Cipollone tried again to get Trump to stop the rioters, and Meadows again said, “You heard it, Pat. He thinks Pence deserves it. He doesn’t think they’re doing anything wrong.” Then, rather than calming the crowd as it threatened the vice president, at 2:24, Trump put out the tweet further blaming Pence for letting him down.'

For 30 years Clarence Thomas has sat mute... until now.


Letters from an American:

'While we have been focused on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade more news has come out about the attempt of Trump and his allies to overturn the government....

'...there is a relationship between the insurrection and the radical Supreme Court decisions coming out. Justice Clarence Thomas has been writing opinions and footnotes that are to the right even of the rest of the radical court, and today he suggested he would like the court to revisit the 1964 New York Times v. Sullivan decision that provides some protection to media outlets from being sued for defamation by requiring a plaintiff to prove the outlet acted with “actual malice.” Thomas wants to make it easier to sue media outlets because, he wrote, the “New York Times and its progeny have allowed media organizations and interest groups ‘to cast false aspersions on public figures with near impunity.’”...

“[s]elf-protection (and protection for corrupt family members) is a huge driver of authoritarian behaviors. He feels threatened and will try and change the legal order to avoid scrutiny. Radicalized people no longer care about ‘how it looks’ to outsiders.”

'There is another link between the recent Supreme Court decisions and the January 6 attempt to destroy our democracy that creates an unprecedented situation. If Trump is prosecuted as the leader of an attempted coup, a coup that may have included some of those who voted for Trump’s three Supreme Court nominees, what does that do to their positions on the court?'

J6C holds unscheduled hearing Tue. 1 pm: The Times They Are A Changing

Remember: Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick

It wasn't all that long ago. Anyone else have an uninvited encounter with a drunken Kavanaugh. Speak out. Now.


With every other goddamn thing that 'Grab 'em by the Pussy' Trump has wrought...Now this

he Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: https://www.npr.org/live-updates/supreme-court-roe-v-wade-decision-overturn

Did you see Madame Speaker's face? Grim, determined, and very, very pissed. We must live through this again? No, we do not and we will not.

MIllions of us, women and the men who loved them, had to deal with cruel and punishing laws regarding our reproductive decisions and, with women, our very own bodies. We are pissed. This will not stand. IT. WILL. NOT. STAND.

Rachel on live at 9 pm tonight.

What a Ship of Fools: Trump, Rudy, Eastman, Powell

This J6C hearing shows clearly what doofuses these people were. Without the GOP or FoxNews this scheme would have gone nowhere. FoxNews needs a reckoning. As for the GOP. Vote.

J6 hearings and pardons: Glenn Kirschner

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