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Old 24.09.2022, 00:56
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Re: All about Trump and 2024

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I guess you forgot about the time a president was impeached for a cigar job in the oval office ...

And this effort to make sure Trump doesn't run again is unprecedented, because his incredibly dangerous presidency was also unprecedented.

I can't believe how you right wingers stomp your foot about and say "it isn't fair" when it is too fair at this point - the man should be behind bars.
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Old 24.09.2022, 09:23
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Re: All about Trump and 2024

Trump has always been very poor at selecting good candidates for a job, look at all those cabinet members he fired and then vilified.

Now his choice of the Special Master (SM) in the Mar a Lago affair has been historically bad.
First, the SM grilled his lawyers in court on whether the documents had really been declassified and this grilling was used by the appeal court as part of their reasoning to cancel Judge Cannon's injunction.
Secondly, the SM is turning up the heat on his lawyers over their out-of-court claims that the FBI had tampered with the evidence and has given them until the end of this month to provide evidence or shut up. As the election fraud trials have shown there are severe penalties for lawyers who deliberately lie.

I am still wondering if they will charge the lawyer who claimed a thorough search had not found any more documents marked classified.

Trump himself claimed to have evidence in the CCTV videos of the searches but now it seems there were no cameras in the rooms where secret documents were found.
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Old 24.09.2022, 13:23
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Re: All about Trump and 2024

Another leaked story into an investigation into a Republican politician looks set to come to nothing as no charges are expected to be filed against Matt Gaetz for sex trafficking. Didn't stop the NYT plastering the story across their front page though. A reoccurring theme that an investigation equals guilt.
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Old 24.09.2022, 14:35
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Re: All about Trump and 2024

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Another leaked story into an investigation into a Republican politician looks set to come to nothing as no charges are expected to be filed against Matt Gaetz for sex trafficking. Didn't stop the NYT plastering the story across their front page though. A reoccurring theme that an investigation equals guilt.
Now you are also spreading a "leaked story"?
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Old 24.09.2022, 15:06
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Another leaked story into an investigation into a Republican politician looks set to come to nothing as no charges are expected to be filed against Matt Gaetz for sex trafficking. Didn't stop the NYT plastering the story across their front page though. A reoccurring theme that an investigation equals guilt.
The media in the USA tends to portray an investigation as an indication of guilt. It's not. It's an investigation into whether laws have been broken AND whether there's enough evidence to prosecute. If a person is arrested, even if the charges are later dropped or a trial results in acquittal, that record remains and is searchable by the public. So are all the news stories accusing the person of a crime.

In this case, not pressing charges doesn't mean Gaetz is 100% innocent. It only means the DOJ knows a conviction would be unlikely. Their star witness isn't exactly an upstanding citizen that jurors would believe.

This case also illustrates that despite Trump and Republican claims, the DOJ isn't some weaponized, partisan agency favoring Democrats. If it was, they'd be making many more charges, including against Gaetz. They're backing off now, because the election is coming up within 45 days and they don't want the appearance of trying to influence the election.

The DOJ surely remembers the FBI of 2016. James Comey announced further investigations into Hilary Clinton only 8 days before a presidential election, which undoubtedly swayed some voters. Yet even Comey was appointed by a Democrat - Obama - and was investigating a Democrat. Hardly the partisan, anti-Republican agency that Trump likes to claim it is.
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Re: All about Trump and 2024

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In this case, not pressing charges doesn't mean Gaetz is 100% innocent. It only means the DOJ knows a conviction would be unlikely. Their star witness isn't exactly an upstanding citizen that jurors would believe.
Indeed, and something always sticks. This failed probe will be later used to smear him some more. Political murder by smears and allegations.

Further, I find it astounding that, given your reasoning above, you nonetheless directly conclude that this case proves that the Dems never misuse their power. What an odd way of reasoning. In reality, a single probe that may have been initiated without political intentions does not prove that nefarious political reasons are never the driving intent in other instances.
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They're backing off now, because the election is coming up within 45 days and they don't want the appearance of trying to influence the election.
This is an open admission that they prioritise politics over criminal law.

You find that reassuring? Seriously?
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Old 24.09.2022, 21:55
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Indeed, and something always sticks. This failed probe will be later used to smear him some more. Political murder by smears and allegations.

Further, I find it astounding that, given your reasoning above, you nonetheless directly conclude that this case proves that the Dems never misuse their power. What an odd way of reasoning. In reality, a single probe that may have been initiated without political intentions does not prove that nefarious political reasons are never the driving intent in other instances.

This is an open admission that they prioritise politics over criminal law.

You find that reassuring? Seriously?
Sometimes your conclusions from reading my posts totally bewilder me. I never said Dems don't misuse power.

I said in this particular case, the DOJ - which is neither Democrat nor Republican - determined it was not appropriate to charge Rep Gaetz. Just as being charged with a crime doesn't automatically mean one is guilty, NOT being charged with a crime doesn't automatically mean one is 100% innocent.

I disagree with the comment of "political murder". The people of Gaetz's district like him and he's likely going to be re-elected. Probably many times. You are right that smears will continue. Politics is an ugly business and both sides sling a lot of mud.

I guess I understand where you'd get the idea that these agencies prioritize politics over criminal law. I see it as trying to ensure they don't insert negative bias, particularly as this case is weak.
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Old 26.09.2022, 13:47
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Re: All about Trump and 2024

Ladies and gents, hope you're already used to the news cycle. People was already getting bored with immigrants.

A literal storm has entered the stage, interesting storm surge forecast for Tampa Bay metro area.



Believe it or not, this is a political event for 2 reasons: flood insurance and climate change.

Private flood insurers can refuse to cover if they assess the home as too high-risk to insure. Then, the only insurance available is a federal one (NFIP) which is communist thingy financed by taxes (joke).

Then, comes climate change. As engineering consultant that has to consider climate change in designs parameters of future installations, I would not blame "climate change" for destruction we'll see later this week. It's the pure ignorance of building in such low terrain. However, climate change must matter a lot for the decisions people take after the storm passes. In the sight of destroyed homes, sea level rising at 4-5 mm/year, and Tampa area land sinking at 2-6 mm/year due to subsidence for groundwater extraction...the last thing people should say is "We will rebuild", but I bet that's the first thing politicians will say. There should be probably a discussion about "throwing good money after bad", but politics and feelings get in the way.

For Switzerland, pray for re-insurers. And maybe pray too for our retirement 2nd pillar, if pensionskasse managers decided to invest in ILS.
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Old 26.09.2022, 22:03
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Re: All about Trump and 2024

I do not like to be negative but I doubt the US is repairable, I mean bringing the people together.

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Denver Riggleman, a former GOP lawmaker from Virginia, wrote in his forthcoming book that reveals details on Riggleman’s relationship with his mother as he publicly raised concerns about former President Trump and right-wing conspiracy theories.

“What will it take to wake you up son….I love you so, but cannot stand by and listen to your elitist attitude and being praised by elitist journalist and democrats,” Riggleman’s mother texted him.
Congratulations, she said. “You are now part of the swamp…I’m sorry you were ever elected…You are officially a politician…I have cried over you and my heart is broken by you.”
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