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Predict Trump's next line of defense


Címon, step right up and be Trumpís legal counsel. Get up and state the defense of your client.

Itís okay, you couldnít do worse than his own actual lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

Tonight Iím going with:

ďWell, yes, he directed people to do illegal stuff, but you make it sound as if he did it because it was illegal. He didnít know any of that stuff was illegal. Heck, his own lawyer, Michael Cohen, told him it was legal. He didnít know any of that stuff was illegal and heís shocked to find out that his lawyers knew all that stuff was illegal and never said anything. So, you see, Trump couldnít have been doing anything illegal, since he didnít even know it was.

You know, in criminal law, the defendant has to have a menstrualia, or a menís room, or whatever the fuck the Latin phrase is for not having a guilty mind, heart, or anything else.Ē

And Iíd tell Trunp he could start tweeting about how he doesnít have menorrhea, or whatever.

House Impeachment Hearings!!!!


It really takes you back, donít it?

Trump Announces Breakthrough In Khashoggi Investigation



The White House has hired OJ Simpson to look for the real killer!


This purported leaked copy of Flynn memo being circulated is UNVERIFIED as of yet

Caveat Emptor....


"When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside"


I just noticed that the Constitution says "when" and not "if".

21st RD passes 2014 turnout by 2 PM


The Ramone - Barry 21 RD matchup is the interesting contest on that card, and it seems to have pulled out a lot of folks early in the day.

Looking forward to seeing the backs of Simpler and Lavelle....

**** The "Yer Outta Here" Thread - Did That Asshole Lose? *******


Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Bye Felicia.

Don't let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya.


Post the names here as they call 'em, since some of us just want to know "Did that asshole in wherever lose?"

Everything at every level.

If your local dogcatcher is an asshole, and doesn't win re-election, post it here. You don't even have to say why they were an asshole if you don't want to. I'll take your word for it.


YYYYYYEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRR OUTTTA HERE!!!!

Once Again, France Wins Host Country Bid For Tour De France

This is the 106th time in a row that France has been selected as the host country for the Tour de France.

They HAVE to be cheating.

Jack Burkman has really bad timing (re: paid-for Mueller accusation)


https://twitter.com/Jack_Burkman/status/1057304918745333760

Some sad news. On Thursday, November 1, at the Rosslyn
Holiday Inn at noon, we will reveal the first of Special Counsel Robert
Mueller's sex assault victims. I applaud the courage and dignity and
grace and strength of my client.

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I have a feeling this is not going to go well for Mr. Burkman.

The "one stop" WHY IT DOES NOT MATTER IF IT WAS A FAKE BOMB thread

I'll just put this in one place here for reference. It has puzzled me that people think it matters one way or the other if the guy made a "real bomb" or a "fake bomb" or "a bomb intended to detonate".

I am a little less puzzled now, since having taken a look at the eejits at Freeperville, many of them seem to think there is an important distinction there.

There is not.

The MAGABOMBER is charged with these offenses:

Violations of 18 U.S.C.
ßß 1716, 879, 844(d), (e),
875, 111, and 2

The one relevant to "mailing a bomb" is this one: 18 USC 844

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/844


(d) Whoever transports or receives, or attempts to transport or receive, in interstate or foreign commerce any explosive with the knowledge or intent that it will be used to kill, injure, or intimidate any individual or unlawfully to damage or destroy any building, vehicle, or other real or personal property, shall be imprisoned for not more than ten years, or fined under this title, or both; and if personal injury results to any person, including any public safety officer performing duties as a direct or proximate result of conduct prohibited by this subsection, shall be imprisoned for not more than twenty years or fined under this title, or both; and if death results to any person, including any public safety officer performing duties as a direct or proximate result of conduct prohibited by this subsection, shall be subject to imprisonment for any term of years, or to the death penalty or to life imprisonment.


The device had pyrotechnic material of some kind, and was sent with the intent to intimidate. Thirteen of them.

Notice that the statute does not care if the intent is:

"kill, injure, or intimidate"

The statute does not care if you made a fake bomb or a real bomb. It does not matter if your intent was to kill, or merely to intimidate. It is the same freaking statute.

A number of people have suggested this would be relevant to an "attempted murder" charge. Murder is a state crime, not a federal crime. The feds would not be charging him with murder or attempted murder anyway.

To recap - The US law that is relevant to "sending a mail bomb" doesn't care if it is intended to explode or not. Anyone that thinks this is an important distinction one way or the other is either reading the wrong sorts of things in the first place, or simply misinformed.

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