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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Just another attempted diversion ... unlikely to work as he is still unable to lead the US out of its deepest crisis ever.

And so when he does lose, and it’s no longer if, he can cry to the supreme court that he was robbed. Just like the 150,000 US residents that were robbed of their lives.
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Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple that drew national attention last month after footage of them pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home went viral, have been charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon.
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"Told you so" seems appropriate
Did you. All too often slow and steady wins the race, apparently something you still need to learn.

Turns out Patricia McCloskey's gun was inoperable when it arrived at the St Louis crime lab, "The firearm could not be test fired as submitted" according to its protocols. Ordered by Assistant Circuit Attorney Chris Hinckley the lab personnel reassembled the firearm properly and test fired it successfully, supposedly proving it was "readily capable of deadly use", an unconditional precondition for culpability under the charges raised against the McCloskeys.

Well, that probably consitutes abuse of office coupled with tampering with evidence. It will be telling to see what the consequence are for Mr Hinckley. This alone is likely to cost St Louis dearly, certainly the McCloskeys will sue.

Here's the local newspaper on the issue, demonstrating what real journalism is:
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ST. LOUIS — The gun Patricia McCloskey waved at protesters was inoperable when it arrived at the St. Louis police crime lab, but a member of Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's staff ordered crime lab experts to disassemble and reassemble it and wrote that it was “readily capable of lethal use” in charging documents filed Monday, 5 On Your Side has learned.
Further, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, who's responsible for the charges raised against the couple, "used the McCloskey case in solicitations for campaign donations before she charged the couple for pointing guns at protesters, and should, therefore, be disqualified from the case" according to a motion filed by the couple's attorney.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a brief asking for the charges to be dismissed, and Sen. Josh Hawley asked for the Justice Department to investigate the handling of the case.

Pass the popcorn
And someone get a load of parachutes for the local prosecution
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Old 31.07.2020, 09:43
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Signs of panic
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The Trump campaign has paused its digital advertising efforts to "review" its strategy, a campaign official told NBC News.

The decision comes as the campaign has also halted ad buys in Michigan, a key swing state the president won over Hillary Clinton (D) in 2016.
Spending many millions on advertising without improving Trump's position in the polls is clearly a failing strategy.
Trump's biggest issue is the pandemic, Worldometers again reporting over US 1,400 deaths yesterday.
Trump has offered no clear plan or any comprehensive new approach to lead the country out of its worsening viral nightmare after spending weeks ignoring a crisis that he worsened with his demand for premature state openings.

In a surprise announcement Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting Director Matt Albence is retiring from the agency he has led since last year, according to a Department of Homeland Security official. No reasons were given.

In a roundabout way confirming Trump's collapsing polls an array of congressional Republicans, including more than a dozen members in both the House and Senate and in the party's leadership, openly rejected President Donald Trump's suggestion Thursday that November's presidential election should be delayed.
A move that the President would have no authority to make because the Constitution gives Congress the power to set the date for voting.
Until now it has been very rare for GOP members to speak against Trump.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Time for another impeachment? Even before the elections?

According to Wiki, the Federalist Society is a group of conservatives and libertarians. Its law division encompasses some 70'000 practicing US lawyers. Of the nine active Supreme Court judges five are or have been a member (Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, and Samuel Alito).

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Steven Calabresi, cofounder of the conservative Federalist Society, called for a second impeachment inquiry into President Trump in a New York Times opinion piece on Thursday after a tweet earlier in the day from Trump where he falsely characterized mail-in voting and proposed the delay of the 2020 presidential election in November, which the executive branch cannot enact.

"Until recently, I had taken as political hyperbole the Democrats’ assertion that President Trump is a fascist," Calabresi said. "But this latest tweet is fascistic and is itself grounds for the president’s immediate impeachment again by the House of Representatives and his removal from office by the Senate."
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There's trouble at t'mill!!

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday that more than a third of Republican senators will not vote for any coronavirus relief package, underscoring division with his caucus.

"I think there are 15-20 of my guys that are not going to vote for anything.
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In recent weeks, Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader has become so concerned over Republicans losing control of the Senate that he has signaled to vulnerable GOP senators in tough races that they could distance themselves from President Trump if they feel it is necessary.

That could mean breaking with Trump on the administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the continued efforts by the President to paint an optimistic picture despite rising cases and deaths across parts of the country, especially in many Republican states in the South and Midwest.
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Worldometers showing over 70,000 new cases yesterday and over 1,400 deaths; if these rates continue the US will have over 200,000 deaths by the end of this month.

Meanwhile Trump continues collecting millions from his Trump organisation.
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"2019 was a fantastic year for our country and one of the best years in the history of The Trump Organization," said Eric Trump, the President's middle son and executive vice president of the Trump Organization.
"As shown in the President's Financial Disclosure Form released today, our businesses thrived with strong revenues while remaining underleveraged and maintaining very low levels of debt.
Overall, our core businesses were up considerably year-over-year.
We have an amazing company and I am very proud of what we accomplished in 2019."
Trump drew the ire of ethics observers when he became the first president since Watergate to not fully divest from his personal business upon taking office in 2017.
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Trump contradicts his leading public health expert.
Over 1,100 deaths yesterday; presumably Trump believes there would be fewer reported if they stopped checking people are dead.

Many US newspapers are decribing Trump's planned pull out of US troops from Germany as "Trumps last gift to Putin".
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Did you. All too often slow and steady wins the race, apparently something you still need to learn.

Turns out Patricia McCloskey's gun was inoperable when it arrived at the St Louis crime lab, "The firearm could not be test fired as submitted" according to its protocols. Ordered by Assistant Circuit Attorney Chris Hinckley the lab personnel reassembled the firearm properly and test fired it successfully, supposedly proving it was "readily capable of deadly use", an unconditional precondition for culpability under the charges raised against the McCloskeys.

Well, that probably consitutes abuse of office coupled with tampering with evidence. It will be telling to see what the consequence are for Mr Hinckley. This alone is likely to cost St Louis dearly, certainly the McCloskeys will sue.

Here's the local newspaper on the issue, demonstrating what real journalism is:


Further, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, who's responsible for the charges raised against the couple, "used the McCloskey case in solicitations for campaign donations before she charged the couple for pointing guns at protesters, and should, therefore, be disqualified from the case" according to a motion filed by the couple's attorney.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a brief asking for the charges to be dismissed, and Sen. Josh Hawley asked for the Justice Department to investigate the handling of the case.

Pass the popcorn
And someone get a load of parachutes for the local prosecution
The first thing any competent lawyer would have done—and you can be reasonably sure the McCloskeys hired one as soon as attention started to be focused on them—would have been to advise them to disable the gun. I wouldn't put too much stock in this report.

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Grandpa's memory is failing him again. I guess "Who were you up against in the 2016 election?" wasn't on his cognitive test.

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The first thing any competent lawyer would have done—and you can be reasonably sure the McCloskeys hired one as soon as attention started to be focused on them—would have been to advise them to disable the gun. I wouldn't put too much stock in this report.
You can speculate and insinuate as long and as much as you want, that just doesn't change the facts.
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You can speculate and insinuate as long and as much as you want, that just doesn't change the facts.
that they threatened people with their guns? no it doesn't change that
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Trump campaign rolls out TV spots in early voting states after advertising pause.

The campaign launched two new ads that will run in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Arizona on local broadcast and cable outlets and on Spanish language channels.

Trump does not have much time to turn the voters around

“The countdown clock may show 91 days left in the race, but in reality the election starts a lot sooner than that,” Trump 2020 campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement. “In many states, more than half of voters will cast their votes well before Election Day and we have adjusted our strategy to reflect that.
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Early voting starts as soon as next month in some states.
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I am just waiting for it to dawn on the GOP in the Senate and the House that if they don’t do something RFN that Trump is going to drag them down and out. Realise its only 35 seats up this time but the GOP needs to win 28 of these to retain control of the Senate, while the Democrats need to win four additional Senate seats to take control.

The Grand Old (mostly white) Party is in serious trouble.
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The Manhattan district attorney's office on Monday hinted that its subpoena for President Trump's tax returns is part of an investigation into "possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization," including potential fraud allegations detailed in media reports in recent years.

"In light of these public reports of possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization, there was nothing facially improper (or even particularly unusual) about the Mazars Subpoena, which [was] issued in connection with a complex financial investigation, requesting eight years of records from an accounting firm," prosecutors wrote in a court filing submitted Monday.
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Hopefully the truth about these allegations will ermerge sooner rather than later.
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Hopefully the truth about these allegations will ermerge sooner rather than later.
It’s likely to be later, after Trump has pardoned himself, his family and all his hangers-on.
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that they threatened people with their guns? no it doesn't change that
Sigh.

Here's Eric Schmitt, AG of Missouri:
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Mo has even expanded this language over the years including in 2014 when the overwhelming majority of MO voters including the language “home, person family & property” subject to “strict scrutiny.” #2A

It goes on, “The state of MO shall be obligated to uphold these rights & shall under NO circumstances decline to protect against their infringement.” #2A

By Enacting the Castle Doctrine of Self-Defense, MO Statutes Explicitly Authorize the Use of Firearms to Defend One’s Person, Family, Home, and Property From Threatening and Violent Intruders.

Missouri has adopted one of the strongest versions of the Castle Doctrine in the country. This Doctrine is not merely a creature of statute, but deeply rooted in the Constitutional right to keep & bear arms. #2A

Section 563.031 specifically authorizes MO citizens & homeowner to protect themselves from illegal invasions & intrusions into their homes & private property. It establishes 3 principles: #2A

1. Missourians may defend themselves & others using physical force (including firearm)to deter the imminent use of unlawful force by another person;

2. MOs may use deadly force against a person who unlawfully enters or attempts to enter private property owned by another & threatens to use unlawful force against another; 3. MOs have no duty to retreat from their own residence or property when threatened by an unlawful intruder

Further, the Castle Doctrine specifically shields Missourians who act in valid self-defense from prosecution for unlawful use of a weapon by exhibiting a weapon in an angry or threatening manner under 571.030.1(4). #2A

In fact 571.030.5 states: it SHALL NOT APPLY TO PERSONS WHO ARE ENGAGED IN A LAWFUL ACT OF DEFENSE PURSUANT TO SECTION 563.031. #2A
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Sigh.

Here's Eric Schmitt, AG of Missouri:



urs or a law professor... well ok


https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile...stle-doctrine/
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the ag of mo, who's already filed for dismissal and calls it a political prosecution
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So now he's into bribery.

"Donald Trump has said the US should get a cut from the sale of TikTok's US unit if it is bought by an American firm.

The US president said he made a demand for a "substantial portion" of the purchase price in a phone call at the weekend with Microsoft's boss.

He also warned he will ban the app, which is owned by China's ByteDance, on 15 September if there isn't a deal."

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53633315
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