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With the atmospherics surrounding the latest partisan prosecution of Donald Trump, I suspect that while many Americans will refuse to muster much sympathy for Mr. Trump, a clear majority are sick of the partisan degeneracy of American law enforcement. The complete weaponization of the law by corrupt liberals against lawful opposition has been accompanied by a refusal to enforce criminal law (or immigration law). So how should we characterize the smash-and-grab of contents from the CNN truck parked in front of NYC city hall while the crew was inside covering criminal-loving Bragg’s announcement of the Trump charges? Ironic? Fitting? Delicious?
I think the simplest way to sum up the sad situation in the morally partisan decline in American law enforcement is to point out that payments to Xi’s whores (Hunter, Jim, and The Big Guy) are supposedly OK, but The Donald paying off one his whores is a criminal matter. Blunt, crude, and to the point.
I think we should start calling the malignant buffoon in the White House “Stormy” Biden to make people ask why that is actually appropriate.
If ten minutes in the Capitol (with a cop’s permission) gets you two weeks behind bars, then being on the take for years ought to rate life with no parole. And the upside of Garland and the Soros prosecutors is that with all the thugs out on the street we now have lots of room in prison for the prosecutorially underserved politician community..Published in General
I surely hope a “clear majority “ are sick of this Biden Administration partisan degeneracy and ready to vocally do something about it or we all will be in re-education camps real quick.
If I had more years remaining, I’d be afraid because I don’t think that even if the NTs and NATs pulled their heads out of their . . . uh, duffle bags, that we could vote our way out of this.
Stealing that delightful turn of phrase.
You assume that the average American and Republucan follows these things with a tenth of the interest we do here. 90%+ of the voter’s in the US don’t have a clue or care about these issues. I mention the Twitter Files to almost everyone and they are either, “what is that?”, or “isn’t the govt supposed to do that stuff against foreign influence?”
We have moved into a post-informational age where it’s only emotion that matters.
Thought the CNN break in was in our great city San Francisco. Did they have one in New York too? Bet we are close to NYC in no. of car break ins.
True but it’s a matter of degree. I do think people notice that Hillary and Hunter get a pass, that the beautiful people get bank bailouts, that urban law enforcement is in crisis. Poll data says that is the case. A candidate who can credibly stand for restoring that balance would have an enormous advantage.
There was a time I liked to travel to DC, Chicago, New York, and the other big cities. No more. I view them as Democrat / Leftist centers where I am not allowed and hostile to me. I can get killed by Democrat supporters at any time or jailed if I defend myself from them. This country is corrupt. If I was younger I would leave it. Being older I need to just live a bit longer and keep my head down until I move onto what is next.
Is it even illegal to pay off a blackmailer whore?
Being she is a blackmailer I am trying to figure out why anybody supports her and why she is not facing prison
Yes if under ex post facto double secret probation and look, your honor, a squirrel!
It’s probably not illegal to pay off any blackmailer, unless you somehow use illegal money to do it. And even then it’s not the paying-off itself that would be illegal. But from what I’ve read, it’s lawyer Michael Cohen who handled the payoff, perhaps illegally – using campaign funds, or whatever – and he’s already been prosecuted, disbarred, etc.
Aintcha glad our presidential norms have been restored?
Where the money went: The Bidens and Biden associates who received Chinese cash
My understanding is that Mr. Cohen (at the time Mr. Trump’s lawyer) initiated the proposal for payment in exchange for a nondisclosure agreement. So I see no basis for calling Ms. Daniels a “blackmailer.”
In any event, the alleged crime is not the payment of money itself. The crimes alleged are bookkeeping crimes – that the payment(s) were not recorded in the correct category in the accounting books.
As a separate matter, I find the supposed line between “blackmail” and “opening offer in a contract negotiation” problematically difficult to justify. Ms. Daniel’s had a story that she insists is true, and that involves herself. Absent an agreement not to talk about it, she is entitled to tell her story.
Everything might have been fine, absent Michael Avenatti.