Thus far there have been three types of Mueller pardons, and we should expect at least one more, even broader type of pardon. Even with the vast power of the pardon, it's not clear these will do what Trump hopes they will.
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Tuesday, Roger Stone went on Gateway Pundit to lie about what the Mueller Report said about ongoing investigations into whether he conspired with Russia in 2016. Wednesday, he was pardoned for covering that up.
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Laura Poitras wrote a great op-ed talking about the risk that Julian Assange prosecution poses to journalism. But she didn't explain how her own actions with respect to Edward Snowden will be used (if Assange is extradited for prosecution) to distinguish what WikiLeaks does from what she, as a journalist, was willing to do.
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Maggie Haberman reported the scary details of a crazy meeting on Friday at which, in addition to trying to hire Sidney Powell to continue he fraudulent attack on the US from within the White House, he also entertained the idea of a coup floated by the General he recently pardoned for lying about being a secret agent. And then the NYT buried the story.
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Calling the current GOP "fuckers" is one of the most true and innocuous things I have ever seen or heard. They are among the, if not the, most destructive humans currently on the face of the earth. Take Mitch McConnell. Please. If these fuckers…
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Lindsey Graham supports Donald Trump's calls for more Special Counsels. A great idea! Joe Biden's Attorney General can ask the Special Counsel Trump asks to investigate the election to review whether, when Graham pressured Brad Raffensperger to throw out legal votes, that constituted a crime.
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