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The text for the next posts is Chapter 9 of Hannah Arendt’s The Origins Of Totalitarianism, titled "The Decline of the Nation-State and the End of the Rights of Man". It’s a short chapter, 37 pages, and can be read as a stand-alone…
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The way in which David Weiss plans to use data from stolen data against the son of the President is to claim that for FIVE YEARS he was accessing his dick pics based on Plain View access, and then mooted a suppression challenge by getting a last minute warrant.
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In his 388-page report, Robert Hur doesn't explain one of the most important details about why he invented a nonsense motive for Joe Biden to retain 2 folders of documents pertaining to Afghanistan in his garage: what led him to reach out to Joe Biden's ghost writer and when that happened.
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The group of men gunning for Joe Biden and his son -- all of whom have already engaged in questionable games -- have ties to Rod Rosenstein, who still seems to be trying to make it up to Trump for his role in appointing a Special Counsel.
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One day after Putin told Tucker Carlson he invaded Ukraine not because of NATO, but because of his commitment to pursue Greater Russia, Trump promised he'd help Putin pursue Greater Russia.
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The score of today's game was mind-blowing. One could reasonably expect last year's champion to do well again this year but holy smokes -- go Ireland! This is an open thread.
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Robert Hur licensed himself to rifle through Joe Biden's most personal thoughts by calling Biden's stacks of paper "notebooks" rather than "diaries." He then provided specific details about not just where to find the painful memories of his family struggles. But also one event that Trump has spent years trying to misrepresent.
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Even as Trump's judges provide extensions in his federal cases, Judge Mark Scarsi denied Hunter Biden a three week extension in his Los Angeles tax trial.
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Before Robert Hur confessed that jurors who "are unwilling to read too much into Mr. Biden's brief aside" that Hur quoted out of context would never vote to convict Joe BIden, Hur went to ridiculous lengths trying to make something of a very weak "strongest case for criminal charges."
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A running thread on Robert Hur's Report.
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Feel free to discuss today's Trump v. Anderson oral arguments here but bring all your off-topic discussion to this open thread.
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Ahead of the release of the Robert Hur report, Michael Bromwich has raised concerns that Hur is reporting consensual interviews without proper context.
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On how SDNY prosecuted Charles McGonigal without giving him a bunch of stuff he seemed to be fishing for.
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During John Durham's testimony to Congress, he played dumb about how willingly Trump pursued Russian help.
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By producing a strong unanimous opinion in the Trump immunity claim,Judges Henderson, Pan, and Childs may have ended up producing the most expeditious result.
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The DC Circuit upheld Judge Chutkan.
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Far too many Democrats have turned themselves into balls of quivering impotence by investing all their hope in guilty verdicts that might make beating Trump easy. They won't, and they never would. So stop wasting your time panicking about Karen Henderson and find something you can do that's productive.
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The laptop attributed to Hunter Biden deviated from the pattern established with his other replacement devices in one key way: He appears not to have logged into Google right away.
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Another piece of evidence showing that David Weiss never intended to charge Hunter Biden with gun crimes before Jim Jordan demanded he do so is that Weiss never provided something that would be Brady material before the failed plea deal.
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The mainstream news continues to ignore the evidence that David Weiss only decided to charge Hunter Biden with gun crimes after threats ginned up by Trump led him to fear for the safety of his family.