Thursday, January 20, 2022

Supreme Court rejects Trump’s request to withhold Jan. 6 materials from House committee investigating Capitol riot

Mod: Pity poor Donald Trump. Nothing is going the privilege-less executive's way anymore.

Supreme Court rejects Trump’s request to withhold Jan. 6 materials from House committee investigating Capitol riot (The Washington Post link): The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected former president Donald Trump’s request to block the release of some of his White House records to a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The order turned aside Trump’s request to block the records’ release while the case regarding his assertion of executive privilege continues through the courts. It means there is no legal obstacle to release of the materials from the National Archives — which President Biden has approved — and Trump’s lawyers have argued that would make the case moot.

White House spokesman Michael Gwin said the court’s ruling was an “important step forward” in the probe.

“The former President subverted the constitution in an attempt to overturn a lawful and fair election,” Gwin said in a statement Wednesday night. “His actions represented a unique and existential threat to our democracy, and President Biden has been clear that these events require a full investigation to ensure that what we saw on January 6th can never happen again.”

It was a major victory for the House select committee, which has been aggressive in going after Trump’s records, issuing subpoenas to his allies and focusing on the president’s actions during the insurrection.

“The Supreme Court’s action tonight is a victory for the rule of law and American democracy,” committee chairman Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) and vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said in a joint statement. “The Select Committee has already begun to receive records that the former President had hoped to keep hidden. … Our work goes forward to uncover all the facts about the violence of January 6th and its causes.”

The records will be released to the committee, and not the public.

The Supreme Court’s order, with only Justice Clarence Thomas noting dissent, did not provide detailed reasoning for rejecting the former president’s application. Nor did Thomas explain why he would have granted the request. Neither is uncommon when the court is addressing an emergency motion.

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42 comments:

  1. I pity those around Trump when he heard about this.

    Naw, not really. Their choice to be there.

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    1. It was a three diaper tantrum. Very messy. Staff was very busy.

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    2. The Supreme Court just delivered a devastating blow to Trump's last-ditch effort to shield records from the Jan. 6 Committee

      The U.S. Supreme Court has ended Donald Trump’s multiple attempts to block access to documents from his years in the White House, telling the former president, request “denied.”

      Trump had tried to block the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack from gaining access to those records. The Supreme Court, three of its six conservatives appointed by Trump himself, rejected his demand.

      https://www.alternet.org/2022/01/trump-supreme-court/

      Do former presidents in jail still get Secret Service protection?

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  2. Donny Trump Golf Club Took One Right To The Chin, Agreed To Pay A Massive Fine For Over-serving Alcohol To Patron Who Caused Fatal Car Crash

    According to a bombshell new report from the Washington Post, one of former President Trump’s golf clubs just took one straight to the chin as they agreed to pay a whopping $400,000 fine for over-serving alcoholic beverages to a patron who went on to cause a fatal car crash back in 2015.

    https://polinews.org/trump-golf-club-took-one-right-to-the-chin-agreed-to-pay-a-massive-fine-for-overserving-alcohol-to-patron-who-caused-fatal-car-crash/

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  3. This is what you would expect from a 'Nasty Communist Government' who controls its people like DOGS.
    So on with the phony dog and pony show, Adolf Hitlers.
    Communist China warns foreign Olympic athletes against speaking out on politics at Winter Games
    "Any expression that is in line with the Olympic spirit I'm sure will be protected," Yang Shu, deputy director general of international relations for the Beijing Organizing Committee, said in a news conference Tuesday. "Any behavior or speech that is against the Olympic spirit, especially against the Chinese laws and regulations, are also subject to certain punishment."

    https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/China-warns-foreign-Olympic-athletes-against-16786929.php

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  4. This is what a nasty old biddy has done to America, another EVIL southern racist.
    May she rot in hell.
    Tennessee judge who routinely jailed children announced she's retiring but traumatized ex-detainees say she's leaving the bench to 'avoid guilt'
    Davenport's term ends in September. Her retirement announcement comes just one day after state legislators in Tennessee issued a resolution to remove her from the bench. Thus far, two candidates have announced they are running to fill her position.

    Jacob Somers, who told Insider Davenport threatened to lock him up until he was 18 if he did not "straighten (his) shit," said the judge appeared to be "retiring to avoid guilt."

    Somers was one of nearly 1,500 plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Rutherford County that was settled for $11 million.

    https://news.yahoo.com/tennessee-judge-routinely-jailed-children-232030368.html

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  5. 'Craven' Mitch McConnell condemned for 'shockingly racist' remarks about Black voters

    "Well, the concern is misplaced," McConnell said. "Because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans."

    https://www.rawstory.com/mitch-mcconnell-voting-rights/

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    1. Moscow Mitch is the leader of a party that's doing its damndest to restrict voting in every state in the union. Why would this be a surprise?

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    2. Freudian Slip - when you unintentionally tell the truth about your subconscious feelings.

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    3. Don’t know who needs to hear this, but African-Americans are Americans.

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    4. @MaryLTrump

      Mitch McConnell: "African-American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as American voters."

      Toni Morrison: "In this country, American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate."

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  6. WATCH: Steve Bannon Rips Into ‘Scumbag’ Lindsey Graham

    https://hillreporter.com/watch-steve-bannon-rips-into-scumbag-lindsey-graham-122892

    Trump vs. DieSantis. Bannon vs. Graham. It's a GOP circular firing squad!

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    1. One could only WISH that were true.

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  7. Oh Happy Day! More signs the walls are closing in on Mango Mussolini and his thugs and criminal comrades.

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  8. 1/6 Committee Is Already Getting Documents That Trump Tried To Hide

    Trump is trying to run Liz Cheney out of the Republican Party, and she is going to have access to over 700 pages of possibly incriminating documents that Trump tried to hide.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2022/01/20/1-6-committee-is-already-getting-documents-that-trump-tried-to-hide.html

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    1. Trump is at a disadvantage. He ordinarily doesn't attack people who can fight back.

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  9. Trump may have planned to join supporters at the Capitol — and the Secret Service could prove it: Stephanie Grisham

    Donald Trump may have planned to march to the U.S. Capitol with his supporters on Jan. 6, 2021, and his former press secretary directed the House select committee to the documents that could prove it.

    Grisham, who was Melania Trump's chief of staff when she resigned on the day of the insurrection, gave an interview the first week of January before the select committee, where she told House investigators that the former president's intentions would be memorialized in documents provided to the U.S. Secret Service, two sources told The Guardian.

    https://www.rawstory.com/trump-ellipse-rally/

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    1. IQ45 would have joined them, but his golf carts battery wasn't charged, but IQ45 walk to the Capital? lol lol lol,and then walk up all those stairs? lol lol lol lol lol lol

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    2. Never would have happened. Fatboy never started a fight he didn't run from.

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    3. You mean there was an Air Force-1 Golf Cart that didn't have a backup battery pack??

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    4. Can you imagine... Trump holding a pitchfork, shuffling down the street... with toilet paper stuck to the bottom of his shoe... I'd love a photo of that...

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    5. His bone spurs were acting up again. It's that Washington DC humidity.

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    6. He could've used a people mover.

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  10. Eric Trump Casually Made A Confession To Journalist While On A Trump Golf Course

    A bombshell report from a well-respected golf journalist named James Dodson revealed that Eric Trump divulged to him on a Charlotte, NC golf course that the Trump golf courses relied on heavy financing by Russian backers.

    https://10ztalk.com/2022/01/20/eric-trump-casually-made-a-confession-to-journalist-while-on-a-trump-golf-course/

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    1. After the January 6th Committee obtained Eric Trump’s phone records, they reportedly found that Eric calls his father at least six times a day and his dad never picks up.

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  11. Lowest poll numbers of anyone, reality smacks you dims and you still follow group think! No freedom of independent thoughts, your party has died.

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    1. Joe might not run in 2024. Good thing Gavin Newsom is waiting in the wings. The guy who slapped the living crap out of the MAGAloids during the recall now has a national presence. He certainly knows how to deal with reactionaries.

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    2. Lowest poll numbers and STILL i like him better than Trump. You can't change that with words you foolish kiddo

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    3. AP- NORC Poll this morning. 28% want to see Biden run again, 27% say the same for Trump.

      The big difference here is Biden may graciously step aside and go down in history as the man who took down Donald Trump. Trump, on the other hand, will run and crush the GOP's chances of winning back the White House.

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    4. The Republicans have backed the Dems into a corner. Having defeated Build Back Better and voter rights, the only opportunity for success they've left the Democrats is prosecuting and imprisoning the Trump crime gang. It is their one last chance to win something, and they seem to be going after it with gusto.

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  12. Once again history will note that the Republican Party are one in the same Communist, NAZI party to the hilt.
    Benedict Arnold's party 100%.
    Killer of more than 1 million Americans.

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  13. Just like how the Republican, NAZI and Communist Party.

    The Communist Chinese are trying to clean up there image?

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    1. Not certain they'd see becoming Republican as an upgrade.

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  14. January 6 committee asks Ivanka Trump to talk with them

    The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot is asking former President Donald Trump's daughter and then-senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump to voluntary cooperate with its investigation, a major step for the panel closing in on the former President's inner circle.

    The committee announced its plans in a statement following remarks from its chairman, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, who cited Ivanka Trump in comments to reporters.

    "You will anticipate the committee inviting some people to come talk to us," Thompson said on Capitol Hill on Thursday. "Not lawmakers right now. Ivanka Trump."

    The committee publicly released a letter dated Thursday addressed to Ivanka Trump seeking "voluntary cooperation with our investigation."

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/20/politics/ivanka-trump-january-6-committee/index.html

    If I was asked who of the 3 Trump crime tots would turn against Orange Daddy, I'd pick Ivanka. Eric is too dumb, Junior is too nuts. Ivanka is the one who is most like her father. Think of the opportunities. She could write a book about her abusive childhood, and sell the rights to the film, and appear with Oprah.

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    1. Ivanka claims she can’t talk to the January 6th Committee because her father has made her sign several NDA’s going back to when she was seven years old.

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    2. Did he use Epstein's standard NDA form?

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  15. Watergate lawyer explains how Supreme Court handed Congress the keys to put Trump in prison

    Watergate lawyer Nick Ackerman spoke with CNN Thursday after a late-night decision from the Supreme Court and said that former President Donald Trump is finally starting to face consequences for his actions. He even went on to suggest that if the evidence proves Trump intentionally tried to stop Congress then the former president could be on the hook for up to 20 years in prison.

    https://www.rawstory.com/trump-supreme-court-loss/

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    1. Fulton DA requests special grand jury for Trump probe

      Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is requesting a special grand jury to aid in her investigation of former President Donald Trump and his efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results.

      In a Thursday letter to Christopher S. Brasher, chief judge of Fulton County’s Superior Court, Willis said the move was needed because a “significant number of witnesses and prospective witnesses have refused to cooperate with the investigation absent a subpoena requiring their testimony.”

      She cited comments Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger made during an October 2021 interview with NBC News’ Chuck Todd, in which he said “if she wants to interview me, there’s a process for that.”

      https://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-news/breaking-fulton-da-requests-special-grand-jury-for-trump-probe/E5HCDM2P75ETRAEUHBK2Q7L3FY/

      If it's not one thing, it's another.

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  16. Looks Like the Trump Kid’s Refusal to Pay Their Bills is About to Catch Up With Them

    https://www.politicalflare.com/2022/01/looks-like-the-trump-kids-refusal-to-pay-their-bills-is-about-to-catch-up-with-them/

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    1. That can happen. Has anyone repo'd their cars yet?

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  17. Communist upgrade to being a Republican Party member, one in the same, can not trust them any farther than a child could toss an elephant or a fat old orange faced disgraced president.

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