Trump Warrant Revealed: Receipts Show Search Was Valid…

Date: August 14, 2022

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“The Department of Justice unseals the Trump search warrant from his Mar-A-Lago home. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent, Ari Melber, reports on the sweeping FBI search, the damning warrant list, the 21 boxes of evidence taken, and how Trump allegedly kept hiding material he improperly took from The White House. The DOJ warrant list alleges Trump was hiding secret materials that can only be viewed at a secure facility. Pulitzer Prize Winning Columnist for the Washington Post Eugene Robinson calls it “unthought of” and former CIA officer David Priess adds having this material at Trump’s home is a “grave danger.”

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Fox Host Calls Out Republican Congressman For Lying About FBI…

Date: August 14, 2022

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“Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy might be tipping Fox News’ hand about the whole situation with the FBI searching Mar-a-Lago by calling out Republican lawmaker Steve Scalise for claiming that the FBI “went rogue.” Doocy pointed out that it was a legitimate search warrant, a factual claim that flies in the face of all of the Republican talking points that we’ve seen this week. Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.

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https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1557727044259430400

*This transcript was auto-generated. Please excuse any typos.

It looks like Donald Trump and his messaging. And actually most of the Republican parties messaging of, Hey, let’s trash. The FBI is already starting to fall apart on Thursday morning, just yesterday. Folks, Steve Ducey sitting right there on that Fox and friend’s couch, a loyally staunch conservative was interviewing Republican representative Steve Scalise. And once Mr. Scalise decided to go off on a tangent lying about the FBI, Steve Ducey apparently had enough and called him out on it to his face. This is beautiful. Here’s the clip,

The FBI with 35,000, uh, members. You know, now they apparently are receiving a lot of specific field agents are receiving specific death threats because there are a number of people online in elsewhere who are demonizing the FBI and some Republicans, Paul Goler Republican in your caucus from Arizona said, we must destroy the FBI. We must save America. I stand with Donald Trump, Marjorie Taylor green says defend the FBI. I’m just curious. Whatever happened to the Republican party, backing the blue and in particular, the 35 members of law enforcement, federal law enforcement at the FBI.

And frankly, we’re, we’re very strong in supporters of law enforcement. And it concerns everybody. If you see some agents go rogue, and if you see an agency that doesn’t have the right checks and balances at the top, this is coming from Steve who went rogue,

Rogue. They were following a search warrant.

We wanna find that out. We wanna find that out. And that’s why we’re asking these questions because

Who went rogue, they were following a search warrant, Ducey exclaims. And of course he’s a hundred percent, right? Like that’s what this was. It wasn’t a raid. They were executing a search warrant that a judge approved because the DOJ walked in there and was able to prove that we have probable cause that this dude might be breaking the law. The judge examined this, the judge knew how dangerous it would be to just say, ah, screw it, go do whatever. I don’t care. There was thoughtful consideration that went into every step of this process here. And it’s so obvious that even Steve Ducey knows it and Scalise, I love, I love how he’s like. Well, as you know, we’re, we’re trying to find out who went rogue, right? I mean, we don’t know. I’ve just throwing out baseless accusations here. And hoping that later on the evidence will pile up kind of like Republicans have done with the claims of election fraud in 2020, we’re just gonna throw out random claims and then hope that, you know, maybe someday the evidence will come roll it in, but oh man, it’s not coming in.

Is it? Here’s the thing. We know that now it was a, uh, I guess you’d call them a leaker or informant, whatever you wanna call them inside Margo, that of course tipped off the feds that there were boxes that they didn’t get their hands on, that they probably need to. That’s what led the DOJ to go to the judge presented this probable cause evidence based on witness testimony, eyewitness testimony, um, and they probably had even more evidence to back it up. Cuz I witnessed testimony alone. Typically not enough to get an FBI, to carry out a search and seizure warrant and the rest is history, but what’s really interesting to me. Again, this clip happened on Thursday morning, Thursday morning, the raid happened on Monday. Republicans were up and armed for days. They still are. Let’s be clear about that. They still are, but this is how quickly their narrative has fallen apart to the point where even Steve Ducey is telling a sitting member of Congress. Yeah, that didn’t happen. You are lying to us. You are misleading the public. And when you’ve already lost Fox news after three days, imagine how many more people are gonna be calling BS on this narrative a week from now.”

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Attorney Shoots Down Trump’s ‘Insane’ New Document Defense…

Date: August 13, 2022

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“MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell speaks to Neal Katyal, former acting U.S. Solicitor General, Andrew Weissmann, former FBI General Counsel, and Bradley Moss, a national security attorney, about what we can learn from the newly released Trump search warrant and why Donald Trump’s newest explanation for the classified documents found at Mar-A-Lago makes no sense.”

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Move over ACLU, FIRE is the New Champion of Free Speech…

Date: August 12, 2022

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“The expansion of the Foundation of Individual Rights in Education marks the end of an era, when free speech issues were the sole province of American liberalism

After years of planning, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, better known as FIRE, announced a major expansion Monday, moving “beyond college campuses to protect free speech — for all Americans.”

FIRE was the brainchild of University of Pennsylvania history professor Alan Charles Kors and Boston civil liberties lawyer Harvey A. Silverglate, who co-authored the 1999 book, The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America’s Campuses. To the modern reader the book reads like a collection of eccentric cases of students and teachers caught up in speech code issues, most (but not all) being conservative.

To take just one of countless nut-bar examples, Kors and Silverglate told the story of a professor in San Bernardino reprimanded for violating sexual harassment policies because, among other things, “he assigns provocative essays such as Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal,” as the court case later put it. This was apparently the “cannibalism” portion of the accusation that he delved into such subjects as “obscenity, cannibalism, and consensual sex with children.”

The book triggered such an overwhelming number of responses from other faculty members and students that the pair decided to set up an organization to defend people who found themselves in tricky speech controversies on campuses. They soon found they had plenty of work and, by 2022, enough of a mandate to expand beyond colleges and universities into America at large. According to FIRE CEO Greg Lukianoff, as quoted in a Politico story, the group has already raised over $28 million toward a $75 million “litigation, opinion research and public education campaign aimed at boosting and solidifying support for free-speech values.

As noted in another story I put out today, FIRE will be doing a lot of stepping into a role semi-vacated by the American Civil Liberties Union. I spoke with Nico Perrino of FIRE, producer and co-director of the excellent documentary about former ACLU chief Ira Glasser (see review here), to ask what the expansion would entail:”

Cause for optimism?…We shall see.

Do go read this.

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RAW: Salman Rushdie – Peace Be Upon Him…

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Date: August 12, 2022

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At the time of this stream, a motive was not officially determined…So…potentially, this may not be connected to islamic extremism…

…But, it walks and quacks like a duck…So…this conversation is understandable, in this moment.

I agree that islamic extremists have no business migrating to other places…In fact, there isn’t any truly correct place for them to exist…and it’s ideal that they just don’t exist at all.

To be fair…I hold the same position on jewish, christian, hindu, buddhist, or any other form of religious extremism…

…There is simply no excuse for it to exist…anywhere at all.

It’s nothing more than bullies tormenting others.

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The Truth About Incels…

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Date: August 12, 2022

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“William Costello is a Ph.D. student studying Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin under Dr. David Buss. His MSc dissertation conducted some of the earliest primary research investigating the underlying psychological profile of “incels” (involuntary celibates). William’s research is currently being peer reviewed.”

This is worth watching.

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