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this will probably not be one of my more popular pieces, but I felt it was important to get the reporting right

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never have I been more happy to be wrong than I am right now about Trump not getting indicted

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Lots of heavy breathing. Schadenfreude interruptus.

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And in other liberating news:

Christian Right Leader Pat Robertson has died. From the AP report announcing his death:

“Robertson’s enterprises also included Regent University, an evangelical Christian school in Virginia Beach; the American Center for Law and Justice, which defends the First Amendment rights of religious people;”

He did not defend First Amendment rights so much as he bent and distorted them to serve his and the Christian Right’s agenda and goals of Dominionism.

Let him not receive any praise or recognition from The White House or any other Government entity. He was an enemy of liberal democracy.

https://apnews.com/article/pat-robertson-dead-christian-broadcasting-700-club-91299d0953c014ca6860fe545cac793e

What follows is an example and peek of his legacy:

The May 11, 2007 edition of Bill Moyer’s Journal on PBS documented the graduation ceremonies at Regents University. The college and law school founded by CR [Christian Right] leader Pat Robertson provides an alternative to traditional education. The university’s mission is dominionism with students trained to seek positions of power. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney provided the key address at graduation and former Attorney General John Ashcroft was present to recruit young Christian men and women to work in the government.

Robertson and the school’s dean, Jeff Brock, are not shy about seeking to control the government. Brock first explains how the wall separating Church and State is purely institutional and surmountable through a strategy of placing professionals with a dominionist worldview in positions of authority. Pat Robertson later argues, “There was never any intention that our government would be separate from God almighty.” Robertson founded Regents to “change the law to reflect God’s law.” Because lawyers and justices are needed for that revolution, Robertson also founded the law school 20 years ago [1986]. Pages 28-29. [Emphasis by RJR]

Dominionism and Epistemology: How Religious Anti-intellectualism Subverts Liberal Institutions by Gabriel S. Hudson, Midwestern Political Science Association.

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I assume that Trump leaks this stuff to fire up his base and get donations. He is going to need them to pay his extensive legal bills, that is if he does. He is infamous for not paying people he owes money to.

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I'll believe he's indicted when I see it splashed all over every news outlet. And I'm willing to wait to see his sorry behind perp walked.

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Meadows is a genuine piece of destructive shit and I don’t see him rolling. Who else is likely to finance his career? And it’s nearly impossible to glean anything from sources entangled in the rat king of the modern Republican Party. Listen to the idiocies these candidates vomit out; only Christie (Christie?!) has crafted sentences and paragraphs that aren’t aimed at fellating the Billy Mumy character at the core of contemporary American fascism, but Meadows hasn’t jumped off that train. I expect him to “keep on fluffing” until the big indictments fall and for some time thereafter. But you can bet he’s got people working on his exit from this train wreck. There are a LOT of Republicans who embrace the Christo-fascist vision, and a LOT of big money is in the engine room.

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That we can now use the word "imminent" which gives a bit of leeway on time, I am good with this. It's driving the Trumpster right into his greatest fears of his entire lifetime. Too bad we don't get to dump that bowl of mashed potatoes on that head of his as well. His niece says he hates that story and it is tied to his fears of being a loser, which he is. Look at his business record. Failure after failure which means you lost. Trump the Great Loser.

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I will believe Trump has been INDICTED when I see it, not before.

We ALL have heard this nonsense a thousand times already, and it always turns out to fizzle into the abyss. I'm starting to think the MSM uses this chain to jerk the rest of us around like a dog on a leash: it's not NEWSWORTHY to predict legal maneuvers, but it does keep us all tuned into whatever channel or website we view. It other words, just like CNN used the Trump town hell to rake in the ratings, we are once again being duped into watching and listening against our better judgment.

What's more important now are the SCOTUS cases being announced, not the rumor mill. Pay attention to the real world, not Fantasy Island. Believing in myths is for church people.

https://open.substack.com/pub/timothyjsabo/p/can-you-believe-the-bible?r=5ohqw&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Meadows' lawyer said his client has a committment to tell the truth when he's legally obliged to do so. That's pretty much verbatim. So... he's free to lie when he's not under oath? JFC.

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I think we all know Drumpf will have a coronary and die the moment he gets sentenced for anything.

We all have proof he has several risk factors - although admittedly no proof with more veracity than Ronnie Jackson, Stoner M.D. that he actually has a heart - and his ego couldn't handle him actually suffering for his misdoings like mere mortals.

Devil's own luck, so to speak. He'll die before he'll be humbled.

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And now the orange fuckhead is filing a suit against E Jean Carroll saying basically the verdict was un-fucking-fair. The five million was too high because he didn't actually rape her so she couldn't have been traumatized. Will this piece of shit ever get out of our faces?

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I check the press news on the DOJ website each day (justice.gov). I will only believe it when I see it in a press briefing I watch from DOJ. Hugo Lowell at The Guardian US Edition, MSNBC talking heads (including former federal prosecuting attorneys), The NY Times and Washington Post do not have credibility with me on the matter of djt indictments. All of this talk about "reliable sources" who are unidentified is complete crap. Special Counsel Jack Smith and his team are working tirelessly under great stress to get this right. We need to be patient and not let ourselves go down the rabbit hole of the 24/7 news cycles. Check out new music, take care of your families, pets, and plants, look up some new recipes, but please don't waste time watching or reading the BS from corporate mainstream media. Follow Jeff on Post.News and here on Substack. He is doing a fabulous job for us. I'm really grateful.

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Of course they (Jack Smith, et al...) are being careful, detailed, by the book. But I often wonder if the slow drip of "indict" and "arrest" news is to keep the inevitable event from being a big shock.

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We do need to pump the brakes on speculation (at least until 4:20 PM) and hyperbole, resting in the knowledge of the imminent indictment. What my brain is spinning at is what the indictment will actually be. Treason? Illegal removal of classified documents? Is Jack going for the utmost? Or just a public spanking? So many possibilities. Out of the myriad possibilities what we know is that the fg is f’ing guilty of them all and more. And that he’s one of the stupidest slobs on earth.

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