DOJ Says They Can’t Trust Anything Trump’s Lawyers Tell Them…

Date: August 28, 2022

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“According to a new report, investigators at the DOJ have said that they can’t trust a single thing that Donald Trump’s attorneys are telling them. But the mistrust isn’t because these lawyers are terrible, it is because Trump has been known to lie and withhold information from his own legal team. Farron Cousins explains what this means for Trump going forward.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/23/us/politics/trump-investigation-strategy.html

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According to a report from the New York times this week by Maggie Haberman, the DOJ officials at the DOJ say that they cannot believe a single word that Donald Trump’s lawyers are telling them as they continue to have talks, negotiate, whatever it is, they can’t believe what Trump’s lawyers are telling them. And believe it or not folks, it’s not actually because Donald Trump just has the worst lawyers in the country, which, you know, arguably at least in my opinion, I think he does, but it’s because the report says Donald Trump is so shifty that he changes his mind so frequently. And of course that he withholds information, even from his own legal team, that the DOJ can no longer believe whatever it is that his lawyers are telling them because they think even these lawyers don’t know the truth. Let me read this. This is remarkable justice department officials who have maintained an open channel with Mr.

Trump’s representatives have said they operate under the assumption that none of his attorneys can speak with authority for the former president, knowing he’s liable to change his mind in a moment or withhold information from his own representatives. Of course, this means that Donald Trump is probably in a lot more trouble than he otherwise would be. And here’s why I say that that’s not the downplay that even if they could believe his lawyers, he wouldn’t be in trouble. He’s absolutely still in trouble. But what this means is that as these lawyers continue to cooperate, negotiate, you know, whatever it is with DOJ officials, these same officials understand that whatever information the lawyers are giving them is likely either false because Trump’s already changed his mind or is totally incomplete. So let me throw out an example of what could possibly happen. If Trump’s lawyers go there and they swear up and down, listen, you have all the documents.

There is nothing else hidden anywhere. There’s no more things to turn over. You do not need to come back down to Malago, which of course is still an open possibility, right? The DOJ wants more surveillance footage, which would indicate that they believe more documents were either removed from Malago or moved to a different spot. After the informant had told the FBI what was there, the DOJ upon hearing the lawyers assure them that nothing else is there typically would say, okay, you’re the, you’re the lawyers. You know, you can’t lie to us. We believe you. But in the instance with Trump, they’re looking at these lawyers coming in there, swearing up and down, that one thing is happening. And there’s like, yeah, we, we don’t follow. We don’t believe you. Not because we think you’re straight up lying to us, but we don’t believe you because we don’t think even, you know, the truth, you

Know, know as any good lawyer will tell you, they can only do so much with what their client gives them. And if their client withholds information, if their client lies to the lawyer that can and will, and frequently does completely destroy a case, like absolutely just 100% kills it. And that could be the situation that we are dealing with with regard to Donald Trump, based on what the DOJ seems to believe now, believe is the important part there, because we currently do not know if Donald Trump is withholding information from his legal team, or if he’s lying to them, or if they’re lying to the DOJ, we don’t know any of that, right? This is all speculation from the New York times, but it is something that Donald Trump’s legal team needs to consider. You’re trying to negotiate in good faith, but your client, Donald Trump might not be engaging in good faith conversation with you to begin with, which could make you look very stupid in front of both the DOJ. And of course the American public at large.”

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Roger Waters’ Name Added To Ukrainian “Kill List”…

Date: August 28, 2022

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“For more than a decade an anonymous group in Ukraine has maintained a website listing names and, where they have them, addresses and phone numbers of individuals they term “enemies” of Ukraine. A number of the listed individuals have wound up the target of attacks, some of whom were killed. Now Pink Floyd bass player and noted critic of NATO’s role in Ukraine Roger Waters finds he’s been added to the so-called “kill” list.

Jimmy and American comedian Roger Waters discuss the peril Roger Waters may be facing as a result of his truth-telling about NATO and the Ukraine War.”

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The Incredible MCU That Time Forgot…


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Date: August 27, 2022

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“As the Marvel Cinematic Universe heads into Phase 4, 5, 6 and beyond, it’s easy to take for granted. The continuous storytelling from The Infinity Saga and the recently dubbed Multiverse Saga across feature films and Disney+ Series might be entrenched in the zeitgeist now, but it’s not the first time a shared universe of Marvel Comics characters showed up on screen. No, the FIRST MCU was in the ’80s. Spinning out of the smash hit The Incredible Hulk, Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno took their small screen superhero act to the next level. This is the Inside Story of the original shared Marvel world, The Incredible MCU That Time Forgot.

The mini-doc features the Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno, along with Eric Allan Kramer who played Thor, the original Daredevil Rex Smith, Elizabeth Gracen whose spy Jasmin was for all intents and purposes Black Widow, and writer Gerald Di Pego, who scripted two of the three films. The cast and crew talk about the original series, coming back with The Return of the Incredible Hulk, and riding that success through The Trial of The Incredible Hulk before wrapping up the trilogy with The Death of The Incredible Hulk.

While Marvel Studios’ modern Avengers have grown from “I am Iron Man” to the snap in Infinity War, to Endgame and beyond on Disney+, some of the groundwork had been laid over 40 years ago with David Banner and his alter ego the Hulk.”

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Why The Main Star Of The Walking Dead Walked Away…


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Date: August 26, 2022

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“The Walking Dead TV Show has been a cultural staple for over a decade now. With the long running series, spin-off shows, and future movies planned, it’s hard to tell why exactly Andrew Lincoln stepped away as Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead. The main show is slowly coming to an end, but will we actually see Rick Grimes appear in any future Walking Dead projects?”

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Astronaut Spent 12 Months in Space. That’s What Happened to Him…

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Date: August 27, 2022

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“We all know that only the most physically fit people with perfect health indicators can be accepted as astronauts. However, as it turned out, after going into space, everything changes… Many astronauts make it back to Earth from a space mission and die young. So, space appears to negatively affect even the most resilient person’s health. And this fact is really slowing down our plans to colonize other planets. In this video, I’ll tell you: can space deprive you of sight? What will a baby born beyond our planet look like? What to do in space with… a corpse? And most importantly, can a human live in space?”

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Zelensky Steamrolls Workers To Pave Way For Mass Privatization…

Date: August 27, 2022

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“Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has earned a reputation as a heroic defender of the Ukrainian people, but his commitment to Ukrainian workers is not nearly so heroic. Zelensky has signed into law a bill eviscerating workers’ collective bargaining rights. The bill is part of a larger neoliberal plan to privatize public utilities and property while creating a more “inviting” post-conflict environment for investment in the embattled country. And if workers have to pay the price, so be it.

Jimmy and America’s comedian Kurt Metzger discuss Zelensky’s heel turn against Ukrainian workers in favor of potential future capitalist investors.”

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Noam Chomsky: We’re Repeating Afghanistan in Ukraine…

Date: August 27, 2022

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“Professor Noam Chomsky has a stark prediction for the future of humanity if the US refuses to cooperate with other countries:

“It is absolutely necessary for the great powers to cooperate if there’s going to be any hope for survival,” he explains. “China, the US, Russia, they have to be cooperating on the major issues of the day: climate, nuclear war, pandemics. You work on them together or you all fall over the cliff together.”

And while cooperation sounds like a smart idea, Chomsky doubts the US will go along.

“The US orders allies to follow its rules-based international order while China calls for the UN-based international order. And the US doesn’t accept that for a very good reason: the UN rules out US foreign policy explicitly. The UN charter bans the threat or use of force in international affairs. Can you think of a US president who hasn’t engaged in a threat or use of force?”

This sparks an analysis of US censorship and how the government can suppress the truth without throwing us in gulags.

“Read things carefully that do come out: the Washington Post had a long, comprehensive article in which they reviewed in great detail the background for the war. Nothing in it about possible negotiations. They don’t want it on the agenda.”

Plus, subscribe for the extended interview in which Noam Chomsky explains his worst fear if the Republicans take control of Congress, calls out politicians who oppose forgiving student loans, and criticizes the underwhelming US response to climate change.

It’s all this, and more, on this week’s episode of Useful Idiots. Check it out.

0:00 Intro
0:31 Four basic food groups of news
14:18 Noam Chomsky interview”

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