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CLG: DOJ asks judge for ‘protective order’ in Trump election case after social media post

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Justice Department prosecutor for Trump cases donated thousands to Biden, Democrats | 5 Aug 2023 | An ex-top New York City prosecutor working with Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith on investigations related to former President Donald Trump has given large donations to campaigns for top Democrats, including Joe Biden, records show. David Rody is one of several veteran attorneys helping to advise Smith, who has overseen two indictments against Trump related to the former president’s alleged efforts to challenge the 2020 election and his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in 2021, as well as his mishandling of classified documents. Rody, who in 2022 left his role as a partner at the major law firm Sidley Austin to join the DOJ as a senior counsel in the criminal division, gave 5,600 to Biden’s 2020 campaign and almost 7,000 to other Democratic causes from 2018 to 2022, according to campaign finance disclosures. “Jack Smith and his gang of henchmen are dishonest, partisan hacks acting as enforcers for Joe Biden and the Democrat Party,” Karoline Leavitt, spokeswoman for Make America Great Again Inc., a pro-Trump super PAC, told the Washington Examiner.

DOJ Asks Judge for ‘Protective Order’ in Trump Election Case After Social Media Post | 5 Aug 2023 | Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith on Aug. 4 requested the federal judge overseeing former President Donald Trump’s case to issue a “protective order” in light of a social media post made by the former president. The Aug. 4 Truth Social post by Mr. Trump said, “IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!” Following this, Mr. Smith urged U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan to “enter a protective order governing or restricting discovery or inspection” of case details, essentially restricting Mr. Trump from sharing case and evidence details publicly. A spokesperson for Mr. President Trump responded immediately to the filing implying that the post was not a retaliation against Mr. Smith’s charges. “The Truth post cited is the definition of political speech, and was in response to the RINO, China-loving, dishonest special interest groups and Super PACs, like the ones funded by the Koch brothers and the Club for No Growth,” said the brief statement.

Attorney Reveals ‘Exculpatory Evidence’ Jack Smith Possesses That Exonerates President Trump | 4 Aug 2023 | It turns out that Special Counsel Jack Smith either failed to review evidence that exonerates President Trump and Mayor Rudy Giuliani or he ignored the findings altogether. Tim Parlatore, the attorney for former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, told CBS News that Smith’s office has within thousands of pages of records turned over by Kerik that contains “exculpatory evidence.” The exact reason why Smith has not disclosed this critical information remains unclear. According to CBS News, these documents were submitted to Smith on July 23. Kerik’s legal team says that these materials, which include affidavits under oath from people raising concerns regarding the integrity of the 2020 presidential contest, demonstrate there was an honest effort to investigate voter fraud claims in the election.

Trump Calls on Supreme Court to ‘Intercede’ in Legal Battles | 5 Aug 2023 | Former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social Friday morning to call on the Supreme Court of the United States to step in amid a barrage of legal battles with which the GOP frontrunner for 2024 is currently engaged. “It is Election Interference, & the Supreme Court must intercede. MAGA!” he wrote, using the acronym for his catchphrase, “Make America Great Again.” On Thursday, Mr. Trump was arraigned in the nation’s capital, pleading not guilty to four counts: criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States, to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding–the Jan. 6 certification of the electoral vote–and conspiracy against the rights of citizens. It is just one of a number of legal trials he is facing, with several of them being tied to his actions as former president.  It appears Mr. President Trump expects the cases to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court.

Trump Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in 2020 Election Case | 3 Aug 2023 | Former President Trump has pleaded not guilty to a third set of criminal charges. Wearing his trademark blue suit, white shirt, and red tie, Mr. Trump, 77, appeared before Magistrate Judge Moxila Upadhyaya on Aug. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, in the nation’s capital. Flanked by his attorneys, John Lauro on his left and Todd Blanche on his right, Mr. Trump sat at the defense table with a serious expression and occasionally looked at special counsel Jack Smith, the prosecutor who brought the charges against him. A 45-page indictment, filed on Aug. 1 by Mr. Smith, charges Mr. Trump with criminal conspiracies to defraud the United States, to obstruct the certification of votes for President [sic] Joe Biden on Jan. 6, 2021, and against citizens’ right to vote.

Crowd Gathers at Courthouse in Washington, D.C., for President Trump’s Afternoon Arraignment | 3 Aug 2023 | President Trump will appear in a Washington, D.C., federal courthouse today following another sham indictment which came ONE DAY after Devon Archer’s Monday testimony on the Biden family before the House Oversight Committee. The case against Trump for speaking out against the stolen 2020 election will be presented before Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. Chutkan worked at the same law office as Hunter Biden and donated over 3,000 to Barack Obama from 2008-2012. Trump was hit with four counts: Conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights. Jack Smith asserts in the indictment that Trump was “knowingly pushing false claims” about the 2020 election to sow distrust in the process.

Trump Indicted Over Efforts to Challenge 2020 Election Results | 1 Aug 2023 | A grand jury in Washington approved felony charges on Aug. 1 against former President Donald Trump in connection to the events of Jan. 6, 2021. Trump, who is pressing ahead with a third presidential run, now faces four federal charges arising out of a probe by special counsel Jack Smith: conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy to deprive citizens the “free exercise” of constitutional rights. This is the second indictment arising from Mr. Smith’s investigation. The former president is separately facing 40 counts relating to the alleged retention of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. The Trump campaign responded to the new indictment, describing it as a politically motivated attack.

Republicans Charged in Voting Machine Tampering Probe in Michigan | 3 Aug 2023 | Two Republicans, including a former candidate for Michigan attorney general, have been charged by a special prosecutor investigating tampering with voting machines. Matthew DePerno, who lost a 2022 bid to unseat Democratic Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, was charged with undue possession of a voting machine and unauthorized access to computers, according to court records.Former state Rep. Daire Rendon, another Republican, was charged with conspiracy to commit undue possession of a machine and false pretenses. Both were arraigned and released, court records show… Mr. DePerno represented a voter who sued after the 2020 election coup after Antrim County acknowledged it had reported an erroneous vote count that had then-candidate Joe Biden with more votes than he actually received, and then-President Donald Trump with fewer votes than he actually received. The case was ultimately dismissed.

Jim Jordan has big questions about Hunter Biden probe, wants answers from 11 DOJ officials | 4 Aug 2023 | House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan is not satisfied with the Justice Department’s offer to let only David Weiss, the lead prosecutor in the Hunter Biden criminal tax probe, answer some questions in public, telling Just the News that he’s pressing ahead for interviews and documents from at least 11 officials involved in different aspects of the probe. Jordan said his concern is that the Biden administration has given conflicting and incongruent stories about the first family’s overseas business dealings and the efforts inside DOJ to probe them. At the same time, Jordan said, FBI and IRS whistleblowers like Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler and former business associate Devon Archer have provided clear accounts suggesting there are unpunished crimes ranging from tax evasion to foreign influence peddling and bribery.

RFK, Jr., Files Lawsuit Against Youtube, Google Over ‘Censorship Campaign’ | 4 Aug 2023 | Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., filed a lawsuit against YouTube and its parent company, Google, accusing them of engaging in a “censorship campaign” against his anti-vaccine remarks. In the 27-page lawsuit filed on Aug. 2, Mr. Kennedy alleged that YouTube violated his First Amendment rights by removing videos of his speech at Saint Anselm College and interviews with clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson and conservative podcast host Joe Rogan. “This complaint concerns the freedom of speech and the extraordinary steps the United States government has taken under the leadership of Joe Biden to silence people it does not want Americans to hear,” the suit reads.

Ukraine shells Donetsk with cluster munitions – reports –Civilian targets were affected in the Saturday night shelling | 5 Aug 2023 | Ukrainian forces have reportedly fired cluster munitions into Donetsk city, striking a private residence, a university and other civilian targets. Four rounds of 155mm cluster bombs were fired into the center of the city on Saturday night, triggering fires in three districts, the Joint Center of Control and Coordination (JCCC) for the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said. The cluster munitions reportedly exploded in the air. The Donetsk University of Economics and Trade was on fire after the shelling, the Mayor of Donetsk Alexei Kulemzin said in a Telegram post. Fires also were reported in apartment buildings.

German gov’t funds several Gates Foundation projects to the tune of 3.8 million euros –The funds have been directed toward various projects and programs related to globalist initiatives, including population control programs and the UN Agenda 2030. | 3 Aug 2023 | The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has received around 3.8 billion euros (4.15 million) in funding from the German government, a response to a parliamentary inquiry revealed. The reply by the federal government to the information request by MPs from the parliamentary group DIE LINKE showed that German taxpayer funds are used to finance multiple projects and programs by international foundations such as the pro-abortion Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust… According to the German website Transparenztest’s analysis, the German government funded 31 projects and programs in which the Gates Foundation was involved, while in 24 of those initiatives, the organization was the sole recipient of the funds.

COVID kills 1 in 10? Fauci’s replacement draws scrutiny for past claims about mortality | 4 Aug 2023 | Federal agency deeply concerned about COVID-19 misinformation will soon be led by a public health official whose past statements about the virus’s mortality rate are raising fresh questions. Dr. Anthony Fauci’s newly announced replacement as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Jeanne Marrazzo, is drawing attention for three years of statements as director of the infectious diseases division at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine.

Green Hypocrisy in Full Swing: 16 Million Trees Axed for Wind Farms in Hypocritical Eco-Crusade in Scotland | 5 Aug 2023 | Scottish National Party (SNP) ministers have admitted to felling close to 16 million trees to make room for wind farms on public land after the Scottish government plans to get all of its power from renewable energy this year. Mairi Gougeon, the Rural Affairs Secretary, conceded that around 15.7 million trees have been cleared since 2000 from areas presently managed by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS). The figures equate to over 1,700 trees felled daily, in what critics have described as a hypocritical eco-crusade. Despite this, Gougeon insisted on a planning presumption in favour of protecting woodland, expecting wind farm developers to undertake “compensatory planting elsewhere.” However, Scottish Tory MSP Liam Kerr expressed astonishment at the figures, citing worries voiced by “communities all over the country.”

They Just Outlawed Trucks By Eric Peters | 31 July 2023 | The federal regulatory apparat — which has become an unelected legislature — has just decreed that there will be no new trucks by less than a decade from now. “Decreed” in italics because that is precisely what has just happened. No law was passed, but last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (note the blasé bureaucratic terminology; it is just an “administration,” ands yet it does a great deal more than merely administering) decreed that by 2032, new vehicles must average at least 58 miles-per-gallon. As of today, there isn’t single new car available that can comply with this decree. “Comply” in italics to mark the outrageousness of the “administration” of such decrees, which no one in this “democracy” of ours ever had a chance to vote for — or against. The only car that comes close to being able to “comply” is the Toyota Prius, a small hybrid — and even it doesn’t quite get there. It averages 57 MPG.

Portland Hospital Denies Woman Cancer Treatment After She Sent a Message Criticizing the Transgender Flag | 2 Aug 2023 | A report has revealed that a woman has been denied cancer treatment at a Portland area hospital after she criticized the facility for displaying the trans flag. The woman in question was identified only as Marlene to protect her identity. She sent a message to conservative activist Chaya Raichik on her popular social media account Libs of Tiktok revealing what happened to her. As one can see, Marlene’s message was originally sent to a person at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Hospital after multiple prior communications with staff there.

Canadian Muslims invite everyone to join ‘Million Person March’ against LGBT indoctrination in schools | 3 Aug 2023 | Canadian Muslims are planning to hold a “Million Person March” to combat LGBT indoctrination in schools. On September 22, 2023, Ottawa businessman and Muslim activist Kamel El-Cheikh hopes to gather Canadians of all faiths to march against LGBT ideology being pushed on children in the nation’s schools. In recent months, El-Cheikh has led Muslim and Christian groups in Ottawa in protests against gender ideology and sex education in the city’s schools. According to El-Cheikh, schools are beginning to directly target Muslim children with LGBT ideology. He revealed that one school pamphlet even asked children, “Can I still be Muslim if I am queer?”

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  1. So it’s okay for the DOJ to malign, and threaten him, but they think he should be muzzled ?

  2. Am I the only one who doesn’t see a nexus between the “behavior “ and the request?

  3. in·nu·en·do
    – an allusive or oblique remark or hint, typically a suggestive or disparaging one.