FINALLY: Trump Admits that January 6th Was an Insurrection, But Blames it on Nancy Pelosi

The many trials and tribulations of Donald Trump are continuing to unfold with a near constant narrative by Trump himself. With each new development there is another anxious and incoherent outburst by Trump as he struggles desperately to avoid accountability for his criminal activities.

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On Thursday the Supreme Court heard arguments pertaining the Colorado case wherein the state’s high court ruled that Trump is ineligible to run for president according to state law and the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. Even though Trump’s arguments countering that ruling, and a similar one in Maine, are laughably weak, the ultra-conservative majority on the Supreme Court are likely to side with Trump.

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Trump didn’t bother to attend the hearing, but he was watching from Mar-a-Lago. And as usual, he took the opportunity to exploit the media buzz and deliver a post-hearing message to the press. All of the cable news networks took Trump’s remarks when he began what was supposed to be his reaction to the Supreme Court proceedings. But true to form, Trump was only interested in talking about himself. Rather than address the matter at hand, he just started rattling off the same tedious talking points that he disgorges at his cult rallies.

Since Trump’s yammering was purely self-serving campaign rhetoric that had nothing whatsoever to do with the hearing, CNN and MSNBC made the journalistically responsible decision to cut away. However, his Ministry of Propaganda, Fox News, let him ramble on about imaginary “election interference,” and how he is allegedly “leading in every poll,” and his ludicrous claims that we “wouldn’t have had any of the problems that we have today” (i.e. Ukraine, Gaza, inflation, crime), if he had been reelected.

Among the more preposterous of his post-hearing positions was one that is also a remarkable contradiction of everything he has said previously about the January 6th insurrection that he incited. He has long insisted that it was nothing more than peaceful protest by patriots who were upset that the 2020 election was “rigged and stolen” from him.

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Of course the entire world witnessed live the violence of the StormTrumpers as they sought to obstruct Congress from carrying out its constitutional duty to certify the election and President Biden’s victory. Trump not only instigated the violence, he told the rioters that he understood why they were rioting and that he loved them. However, in his post-hearing remarks he finally admitted what everyone else already knew. He confessed that “I think it was an insurrection,” but with the added caveat, “caused by Nancy Pelosi.”

So now Trump is conceding that what occurred on January 6th was, in fact, an insurrection. That’s a stark departure from his prior characterizations of the assault. Although his attempt to blame it on Nancy Pelosi is both dishonest and disgusting. Pelosi was a target of Trump’s MAGA mercenaries who attacked the seat of American democracy at his direction that day. They literally chanted “Where’s Nancy?” as they stampeded through the halls of Congress.

Trump has repeatedly lied that he had offered Pelosi 10,000 National Guard troops to defend the Capitol. He did so just a couple of weeks ago in a speech where he also mistook Nikki Haley for Pelosi. The claim of that offer has been debunked many times. But it is also a peculiar claim since he’s asserting that his own followers are so dangerous that thousands of soldiers were needed to quell them.

At this stage of the game, no rational person expects Trump’s blather to be anything but nonsense and lies. But it is refreshing to hear him occasionally serve up comments that actually incriminate him further as he tries to slither out from under the avalanche of evidence of his treachery. And this admission that January 6th was indeed an insurrection will delight the prosecutors who are still collecting evidence of his crimes.

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Felonious Punk Trump Demands ‘TOTAL IMMUNITY’ – Even for Acts that ‘CROSS THE LINE’

The panoply of defenses that Donald Trump and his parking lot lawyers have floated for his multitude of crimes have run the gamut from “I’m allowed to do it,” to “everybody does it,” to “it’s a witch hunt,” to “they’re all out to get me.” Rarely does he ever bother to assert the most obvious exculpatory position: that he’s actually innocent.

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Perhaps the reason that Trump so studiously avoids claiming innocence is that he knows that he’s guilty, and he’s proud of it. Trump goes on daily rants wherein he whines that he is the victim of a justice system that is determined to destroy his already putrid reputation. It’s hard to recall any criminal defendant being more disrespectful to prosecutors, judges, witnesses, prospective jurors, and the press, than Trump. He is spitting in the faces of those who hold his fate in their hands. And he vows to get revenge.

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In another demonstration of Trump’s bellicose belligerence, he posted a comment on his failing social media scam, Truth Social, that nicely summarizes the core theme of his criminal defense strategy. It proposes a form of “presidential immunity” that indemnifies him from prosecution for whatever crime he has committed. Whether it be financial fraud, or inciting a violent insurrection, or threatening election officials, or stealing (and perhaps disseminating) classified documents. In his characteristic all-caps caterwauling, he wrote that…

“A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES MUST HAVE FULL IMMUNITY, WITHOUT WHICH IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM/HER TO PROPERLY FUNCTION. ANY MISTAKE, EVEN IF WELL INTENDED, WOULD BE MET WITH ALMOST CERTAIN INDICTMENT BY THE OPPOSING PARTY AT TERM END. EVEN EVENTS THAT ‘CROSS THE LINE’ MUST FALL UNDER TOTAL IMMUNITY, OR IT WILL BE YEARS OF TRAUMA TRYING TO DETERMINE GOOD FROM BAD. THERE MUST BE CERTAINTY.”

Of course, there is no legal precedent that permits a president to violate the law at will. To the contrary, America has a long history of holding that no one – no matter their status or privilege – is above the law.

Trump’s claim that it would be impossible to make a decision without the guarantee of total immunity is absurd in the extreme. It would allow a president to freely incarcerate or assassinate his political foes. He could dispose of any unfriendly Senators, Supreme Court Justices, and journalists, without having to worry about the consequences. What’s more, his decisions that have landed him in legal hot water have nothing to do with the conduct of presidential duties.

And lest anyone believes that Trump just didn’t think this through, or had not considered the legal free-for-all he was suggesting, he included in his statement that “EVEN EVENTS THAT ‘CROSS THE LINE’ MUST FALL UNDER TOTAL IMMUNITY.” It’s fair to say that the 91 felony charges that Trump is currently facing cross the line. Not to mention unlawful detention and extrajudicial murder. But Trump wasn’t finished. He continued with an…

“EXAMPLE: YOU CAN’T STOP POLICE FROM DOING THE JOB OF STRONG & EFFECTIVE CRIME PREVENTION BECAUSE YOU WANT TO GUARD AGAINST THE OCCASIONAL ‘ROGUE COP’ OR ‘BAD APPLE.’ SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO LIVE WITH ‘GREAT BUT SLIGHTLY IMPERFECT.’ ALL PRESIDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETE & TOTAL PRESIDENTIAL IMMUNITY, OR THE AUTHORITY & DECISIVENESS OF A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WILL BE STRIPPED & GONE FOREVER. HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE AN EASY DECISION. GOD BLESS THE SUPREME COURT!”

So Trump is comparing himself to a “rogue cop” who he believes is an acceptable “imperfection” in the legal system. He is arguing that you can’t have safe and effective crime prevention unless the police are permitted to shoot innocent bystanders or take bribes from drug dealers. He is apparently unaware that law enforcement officers who break the law are not immune from prosecution. Nor should they be.

Trump believes that if presidents have to worry about complying with the law it will hamper their decision making. That’s obviously not true. Although it might hamper their making a decision to violate the law, but that’s a good thing, unless, of course, you’re Donald Trump.

Finally, Trump is quite right to hope that “THIS WILL BE AN EASY DECISION.” But under the circumstance, his conclusion for god to bless the Supreme Court sounds more like a threat. Which, if they give him the immunity that he’s asking for, it might very well turn out to be just that.

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Trump Unleashes a Fear-Drenched, Lie-Riddled Rant Misstating ‘Facts’ From His Many Indictments

As 2023 winds to close, Donald Trump is exhibiting ever more obvious signs of debilitating anxiety. And with the caravan of legal wagons circling around him, his emotional state is circling the drain. The closer he comes to being held accountable for the multitude of crimes he’s committed, the deeper he descends into desperation driven delusion.

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The latest example of Trump’s decline is yet another rabid rant on his failing social media scam, Truth Social. It follows a tedious blast of dozens of posts wherein he shamelessly exalts himself, links to wingnut propaganda (i.e. Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, etc.), and cites polls showing him trouncing his Republican primary challengers…

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Trump was clearly having another bad morning Saturday when he woke up to find that his legal nightmares had not simply evaporated with the morning dew. So true to form, he regurgitated more of the same slop he’s been shoveling for months about how he is such a beleaguered victim of meanies out to destroy him. And this outburst was just as filled with nonsense as every other one he’s unloaded. He began

“The Supreme Court has unanimously rejected Deranged Jack Smith’s ‘SUPER SPEEDY’ lawsuit against me. This sick puppies team of Lowlifes and Radical Left Thugs could have brought this ‘case’ 3 years ago, and it would be long over by now. No, they waited until right in the middle of my very successful campaign for President.”

Let’s stop there to interject some reality. First of all, the Supreme Court did not “unanimously reject” special counsel Jack Smith’s request (it was not a “lawsuit”) to advance the question of “presidential immunity” over the appellate court. While the request was denied, the Justices’ votes were not revealed. So his claim that it was unanimous was made up. And the denial wasn’t a rejection on the merits. It just means that the matter will be heard at the appellate level before inevitably going back to the Supreme Court.

What’s more, it’s rather bizarre that Trump, who frequently complains that his cases took too long to come to court, is objecting to a request to “SUPER SPEEDY” them up now. In fact, he gripes about that very issue with his remarks about the “sick puppies” who he thinks should have gone after him three years ago. There’s just one little problem with that. Three years ago was prior to when he committed many of his crimes.

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Most defendants would prefer an expedited path to what they believe would be their exoneration. But not Trump. Probably because he knows he’s guilty and will be convicted. Also because he hopes to delay the proceedings until he is reelected and can then quash the indictments and/or pardon himself.

Trump’s tirade continued with his boneheaded legal opinion that his indictments should be run through a political filter before being issued. He thinks that somehow his polling should have been weighed prior to his being charged.

“If I were polling poorly, like everyone else against me is (including Crooked Joe Biden!), or, for some reason, I decided not to run, they never would have even brought this ridiculous and disgraceful lawsuit. It is Election Interference like never before seen in our Country.”

So Trump is now babbling about whether he would have been charged were he not campaigning for president. But that’s just further proof of his dementia. For the record, the investigations into his crimes actually did begin before his campaign did. Probes of his hoarding of classified documents began in the summer of 2021, and the FBI opened a formal investigation on March 30, 2022. The election interference investigation in Georgia began 2021, and a grand jury was convened on May 2, 2022. The New York financial fraud case began in 2019, and the Attorney General filed a lawsuit on September 21, 2022. All of that was prior to his November 15, 2022, announcement of his 2024 campaign.

Trump still wasn’t through yammering incoherently. He continued with a preposterous divergence from the issues he himself was raising.

“In a certain way, it is real ‘insurrection,’ especially when adding the millions of people, from places unknown, that the worst President in the history of the United States is allowing to pour into our Country, totally unchecked and unvetted. This insane Open Border’s decision will prove to be a mistake for the ages, but I will fix it. MAGA!!!”

There’s hardly any need to rebut the idiocy Trump is spewing there. No sane person believes that any of what Trump is saying constitutes an insurrection. He’s just trying to use projection, and doing so really badly. Furthermore, no one believes that President Biden is “the worst President in the history of the United States.” To the contrary, most Americans say that’s Trump. And no knowledgeable person believes that the borders are open. If they were there wouldn’t be record numbers of apprehensions and expulsions.

Trump’s latest hysterical harangue affirms just how low he has sunk psychologically. And just when you think he’s hit bottom, he finds another level of depth that no one could have imagined. That’s his superpower. And we should not be surprised if he sinks even farther in the weeks and months ahead.

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Trump’s Fear and Desperation Kick Into High Gear in Bonkers Rant About the Supreme Court Appeal

The legal tribulations of Donald Trump took a turn for the worse this week as special counsel Jack Smith sought to bypass the appellate circuit courts and have the Supreme Court rule on Trump’s frivolous motion to dismiss the case involving his role in the January 6th insurrection.

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Trump’s ludicrous motion argues that he has universal impunity to commit any crime, due to what he calls “presidential immunity.” By his demented reckoning, he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and be legally untouchable. And the thought of anyone challenging his perverse perspective of blanket indemnity enrages him. Consequently, upon hearing about Smith’s request, Trump was predictably apoplectic, a state he achieves at surprisingly frequent intervals. Like whenever he is awake.

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In a furious tirade delivered during a speech in Iowa (video below), Trump lashed out at Smith’s perfectly reasonable and legally astute request. And as is often the case, his own words are more damning, and demonstrative of his cognitive decline, than those of his harshest critics. They require little commentary to expose how painfully hollow and bereft of reason his rants are. He began by babbling that…

“Now they’re saying let’s rush it to the Supreme Court. We gotta rush it, rush it, rush it. They could have started three years ago. Everything – nothing changed. They could have started three years ago, but they didn’t. They started just recently with this crap. They started just recently. They could have brought this lawsuit three years ago, right after I left. It’s been three years. But they didn’t do that. And now they’re saying ‘We have to go immediately before the Supreme Court.’ This thing would have all been over with two years ago. But they waited and waited and waited.

Reminiscent of his “Russia, Russia, Russia,” rant, Trump is now yammering “rush it, rush it, rush it.” That was followed by his tedious complaint that his perceived persecutors waited too long to charge him. However, Smith was appointed more than a year ago, and the Justice Department probe began well before that. But there’s an even bigger problem with Trump’s complaint that “they could have brought this lawsuit three years ago.” Three years ago he had not yet committed some the crimes he is being charged with.

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Notice also that Trump is repeating himself incessantly. And not just the “rush it” rhetoric. In the brief segment above he refers four times to the “three years” that he complains went by. Psychologists might diagnose this as Palilalia, a condition that is frequently present in people suffering from neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.

But Trump was just getting started. He continued his caterwauling…

“And then they saw I was running. And they waited and then they saw I was hot. And they filed lawsuits. These are very dishonest people. That’s called election interference. These are very – and now they’re fighting like hell because they want to try and get a guilty plea from the Supreme Court of the United States, which I can’t imagine cause you have presidential immunity.”

Trump’s assertion that a criminal prosecution is “election interference” makes no sense whatsoever. If accepted as a plausible defense it would permit a would-be murderer to announce his candidacy before committing his crime, and then be excused from prosecution until after his campaign and term in office.

Trump is also exhibiting his pitifully ignorant grasp of the law. The Supreme Court does not issue judgements of guilt or innocence. And they certainly don’t issue guilty pleas. They only ascertain whether the lower courts and/or the law were in compliance with the Constitution.

Finally, Trump reiterates his claim of presidential immunity, which he is anxious to have the courts affirm. So then why is he objecting to this question being elevated to the Supreme Court where his arguments can be heard and decided more expeditiously? On the one hand he whines that “They waited and waited and waited.” Now he’s simultaneously complaining that they are rushing it.

Perhaps it’s because he knows that his argument is preposterous and won’t be affirmed by a profoundly conservative court with three of his own appointees. Or maybe he’s just as riddled with dementia as many of his critics – including those who know him well – have been saying for years. Or maybe some of both.

In any case, he is proving that he is wholly unfit to serve as president, or in any other public office. And the fact that he is still the leading candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for president tells you all you need to know about them as well.

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Fox News Accuses Biden of Giving False Hope After the Supreme Court Killed Student Debt Relief

This week the conservative majority on the Supreme Court earned its Ultra-MAGA wings as they delivered rulings that were flagrantly slanted in favor of the regressive Republican agenda. Despite the GOP’s perennial position in opposition to judicial activism, that is precisely what the Court exercised in ruling against President Biden’s student debt relief program.

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The blatantly biased right-wingers on the court decided 6-3 that Biden didn’t have the authority to execute what was already law as stated in the HEROES (Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students) Act that Congress had passed in 2003. The Act authorizes the President to direct the Secretary of Education to “waive or modify” up to $20,000 in student loans during national emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. That relief would have impacted more than 40 million Americans.

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It has been noted by Democrats and numerous legal analysts that the President’s implementation was entirely appropriate. Their hypocritical critics struggled to argue against it despite many of them having had their own loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiven for sums that went into the millions of dollars.

Blithely ignoring their hypocrisy and deceit, Fox News entered the debated with a loaded question asked by their White House correspondent, Jacqui Heinrich, at Biden’s press conference….

Heinrich: “Mr. President, why did you give millions of borrowers false hope? You doubted your own authority here in the past.”
Biden: “I didn’t give any false hope. The question ws whether I was giving them more than what was requested. What I did I thought was appropriate and was able to be done and would get done. I didn’t give borrowers false hope. But the Republicans snatched away the hope that they were given – and it’s real, real hope.”

It isn’t surprising that Fox News would try to twist their questions into disparaging accusations. They have a backroom operation that is dedicated to that task. What’s surprising is that they do it so badly. In this case Biden was able to easily bat that inquiry into the bleachers. Which likely means that Heinrich will never get her appearance at the event aired on her network. Fox News viewers will also likely never hear about Biden’s proposals on behalf of student borrowers in the wake of the decision.

And as if that weren’t bad enough, Fox News also posted a graphic on Twitter that featured part of Justice Roberts’ opinion in the student loan matter. It read, “It has become a disturbing feature of some recent opinions to criticize the decisions with which they disagree as going beyond the proper role of the judiciary.”

It is telling that Roberts thought it was necessary to preemptively complain about any criticism of the decision even as he was writing the opinion for it. He must have known how awful it was.

However, what is really “disturbing” is that Roberts thinks it’s appropriate to stifle the free speech of anyone who disagrees with him. Especially when they are right about his having gone “beyond the proper role of the judiciary.” Not to mention that he is presiding over a court wherein he and his conservative colleagues have been engaging in brazenly unethical practices to enrich themselves.

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GOP Reactions to the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling Affirms Bias for the Privileged

Just days after the Supreme Court unexpectedly ruled against the Independent State Legislature theory that would have allowed politicians to take control of the electoral process and usurp the will of voters, they have reverted to form by banning Affirmative Action in college admissions.

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Like their decision last year to overturn Roe v. Wade, this decision rolls back precedents that have been in place for half a century. The conservative majority on the court concluded that considerations of race were a violation of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution and that any need to balance systemic racism in American society today was no longer necessary.

How they came to that conclusion is a mystery considering the prevalence of prejudice that is apparent to everyone except these right-wing Justices. Particularly Clarence Thomas who is a beneficiary of Affirmative Action, as well as Affluent Action via gifts/bribes from his wealthy friends.

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It’s easy to assess the impact of this decision by simply observing the reactions from Republicans, who have been celebrating it enthusiastically. Let’s begin with Donald Trump, who is largely responsible since he appointed three of the Justices who decided it…

“This is a great day for America, People with extraordinary ability…are finally being rewarded. [and that] We’re going back to all merit-based.”

He’s right about one thing. We are “going back” to an era when discrimination was engaged in openly and without consequence. Although it’s funny to hear Trump exalt the Supreme Court that he recently complained had “lost its honor” when they ruled that his tax returns could be turned over to Congress

“Why would anybody be surprised that the Supreme Court has ruled against me, they always do! […] The Supreme Court has lost its honor, prestige, and standing, & has become nothing more than a political body, with our Country paying the price. They refused to even look at the Election Hoax of 2020. Shame on them!”

Clearly Trump can’t recall from one day to the next what he’s outraged or elated about. And then there’s GOP House Squeaker Kevin McCarthy who said that…

“The Supreme Court just ruled that no American should be denied educational opportunities because of race. Now students will be able to compete based on equal standards and individual merit.”

Never mind that the academic standards have always been equal. Affirmation Action only applied after the student’s merits were already established. And then there’s Rep. Lauren Boebert…

“Affirmative Action is unconstitutional and has always been unconstitutional. This country should only be based on merit, not racism.”

This utopian view is often presented by conservative racists who like to pretend that there is no racism. And then there’s Rep. Ronny Jackson…

“THANK YOU to President Trump for nominating justices who ENDED affirmative action & institutional racism in college admissions. College admissions should be based on MERIT ALONE.”

He believes that the policies implemented to mitigate racism are racist themselves. And then there’s Rep. Matt Gaetz…

“Artificial diversity and race-based college admission regimes have been usurped; meritocracy is once again king.”

That’s more of the same phony whining about diversity, which they regard as anathema to their white supremacist agenda.

What all of these unabashed bigots have in common, besides their prejudice, is hypocrisy. While they yammer incessantly about merit-based admissions, they never complain about students who get admitted because they are legacies or have family that makes large donations to the school of their choice. The wealth or academic past of a student’s parents has absolutely nothing to do with with that student’s merits.

If merit were truly an issue, these Republicans should be clamoring for an end to such admissions. But they aren’t, and they won’t. Because their real motivation is pure, unadulterated racism. Which is further evident in their opposition to President Biden’s remarks about the Court’s ruling, wherein he set the record straight about Affirmative Action. He noted that it does not require colleges to admit students who are not qualified, but that qualification standards must be met before the consideration of other factors such as race.

No matter how they try to disguise it, the racism of the Republican Party is exposed by their own words and actions. And that will continue for the foreseeable future. However, the racism demonstrated by the Supreme Court does not have to be tolerated. By voting for Democrats in Congress and the White House we can reform the Court’s policies and personnel. And decisions like the one today make that all the more imperative.

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Fox News Prompts GOP Senator to Frame Clarence Thomas’ Documented Corruption as ‘Attacks’

In recent weeks there have been numerous reports detailing the profoundly disturbing legal and ethical breaches by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. It paints a picture of a Justice deeply mired in schemes to enrich himself with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and gifts from a right-wing billionaire with interests before the Court.

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The investigative work by ProPublica is thorough and well documented. It reveals that Thomas took luxury vacations provided by Harlan Crow, and sold real estate to him for inflated values. And as incriminating as all of the evidence was, Fox News conspicuously avoided any substantive reporting on it.

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And that wasn’t the only time that Fox News purposefully suppressed a story about the improprieties of Thomas and his family.

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As this story developed and expanded, Fox has been continuing to downplay the criminal and ethical aspects of it. On Sunday Fox’s Senior Trump-Fluffer, Maria Bartiromo, interviewed Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah. and from the outset of the interview it was clear how she wanted to frame the story.

Bartiromo: Let me get your take on these attacks against Clarence Thomas and the Supreme Court…your reaction to what’s taken place to the Supreme Court.
Lee: This is absolutely dreadful. this is an attack on Justice Thomas, a good man. a good man who has risen from poverty in the Jim Crow South to a position where he is one of the most respected jurists in our nation’s history. They don’t like that. They don’t like the fact that he has the audacity to be conservative as a Black man. […] There’s not one allegation they’ve raised against him that reveals any impropriety, any wrongdoing, any violation of any law, any rule, or ethical principle.

Bartiromo’s first question literally coached the response from Lee, asking him to comment, not on the crimes or the controversy, but on “these attacks against Clarence Thomas.” And Lee took the prompting and elaborated on it in the most brazenly dishonest manner. He completely ignored every allegation against Thomas, who he described as “a good man” despite the proof of his improper conduct.

Lee sought to deflect from the charges against Thomas by attributing them to alleged racism on the part of Democrats. Never mind that there is absolutely no evidence supporting that contrived excuse. And even if there were it wouldn’t absolve Thomas of his blatant wrongdoing. By Lee’s reasoning Black conservatives should have a free pass to commit any crimes they want with impunity.

Lee went on to say that Democrats “are doing this to attack the legitimacy of the Supreme Court so they can reimage the Supreme Court according to their own preferences.” So in one respect he’s accepting that Thomas’ actions diminish the legitimacy of the Court. But more to the point, he’s forgiving Thomas and embracing the Court’s illegitimacy as acceptable. Lee is also forgetting that it was Republicans who improperly “reimage[d] the Supreme Court” by manipulating the confirmation process to deny Democrats their right to fill vacancies on the Court.

It’s astonishing how Fox News and Lee can pretend that the issue here is political criticism of a conservative Black Justice, when the evidence of Thomas’ violations of the law and ethics are so obvious. But this is what Fox News does. They are committed to exonerating right-leaning criminals, whether they are insurrections, tax cheats, rapists, or Supreme Court Justices. Because to Fox News, political ideology “Trumps” principles. And this was recognized poignantly last year by Jon Stewart…

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Fox News Blacks Out Story of Clarence Thomas Secretly Taking Luxury Gifts From GOP Billionaire

It takes a story of profound significance to bump the indictment of Donald Trump from the headlines. After all, when was the last time a twice-impeached, pathologically lying, former TV game show host, and aspiring dictator, was charged with 34 felonies for crimes ranging from election interference to tax fraud?

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The arraignment of Trump in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday afternoon was a historic event that saw Trump sitting feebly in the embrace of his lawyers at the defendant’s table like any other alleged criminal. It signaled the resilience of the American idiom that “no one is above the law.” It also triggered a typically psychotic “death and destruction” response from Trump, whose mental state in court was noticeably tempered, but wildly loosed online.

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On Thursday morning such a story was published by the investigative journalists at ProPublica. The story detailed how Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas had taken hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts from a right-wing billionaire without disclosing them as the law requires. According to ProPublica

“For more than two decades, Thomas has accepted luxury trips virtually every year from the Dallas businessman without disclosing them.” […]

“[Thomas] has vacationed on Crow’s superyacht around the globe. He flies on Crow’s Bombardier Global 5000 jet. He has gone with Crow to the Bohemian Grove, the exclusive California all-male retreat, and to Crow’s sprawling ranch in East Texas. And Thomas typically spends about a week every summer at Crow’s private resort in the Adirondacks.” […]

“These trips appeared nowhere on Thomas’ financial disclosures. His failure to report the flights appears to violate a law passed after Watergate that requires justices, judges, members of Congress and federal officials to disclose most gifts.”

For the record, Harlan Crow is a notorious conservative and Republican donor who often has cases before the court that would impact his business interests. What’s more, the “vacations” that Thomas enjoyed at Crow’s expense regularly included other conservative businessmen and politicos who would have reasons to want to rub elbows with a Supreme Court Justice.

This is a blatant breach of judicial ethics and federal law. Although it is not surprising that Thomas would stoop to violate the standards of behavior for a Justice, considering his long history of such ethical lapses. For instance, Thomas refused to recuse himself from matters that directly involved his wife, Ginni Thomas, and her efforts to undermine democracy in support of the January 6th insurrection and coup plotters. A story that Fox News didn’t bother to cover.

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Similarly unsurprising is the fact that Fox News is ignoring this new Clarence Thomas story. In the past several hours most of the credible media has picked up the ProPublica report. But it has yet to appear on Fox News or their website.

This is their modus operandi for any news event that reflects poorly on Republicans and Trump. The revelations from the Dominion Voting Systems defamation lawsuit against Fox News (which Fox News initially refused to cover) exposed them as deliberate liars who placed their politics and greed above truthfulness and patriotism.

Even after the humiliation from the Dominion disclosures of the private communications of Fox executives and hosts, this censorship by omission is further proof that Fox couldn’t care less about honest journalism or holding the powerful accountable. They only care about disseminating right-wing propaganda and goosing their ratings.

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UPDATE I: Clarence Thomas pathetically and dishonestly responds to the charges that he secretly took numerous luxury gifts from a right-wing billionaire.

UPDATE II: ProPublica published a follow-up story that reveals that Clarence Thomas sold real estate properties to Harlan Crow (at inflated prices), that Thomas never disclosed. Which is a federal crime.

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Tucker Carlson is APPALLED By All the Black Women Biden Appointed to Federal Courts – Illegally?

America is undergoing some of the most tumultuous times in its history. It is being spied on by giant Chinese party favors. It is fighting demonic pop music stars. And Hunter Biden’s laptop is still at large threatening to cast the nation into an abyss of communistic oppression.

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In the midst of that avalanche of apocalyptic horror, Fox News Senior White Nationalist, Tucker Carlson, is committed to reminding his vulgarian viewers that President Biden and the Democratic Party are on a mission to darken America demographically. It’s all part of the “Great Replacement” theory that Carlson has been pushing for several years.

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On Monday Carlson lashed out at Biden for having the audacity to bring some equity to the federal court system after a couple of centuries of flagrant bigotry. Fox News has already redefined “equity” as evil (literally), and Carlson is anxious to add his warped perspective on the subject. So he complained bitterly about Biden’s judicial nominees being too Black…

“Out of 97 federal judges confirmed under Joe Biden, total number of white men: five. Twenty-two are Black women. So this is race-based hiring. It’s illegal. But it’s also not about looking like America. It’s about punishing people.”

Exactly! Biden is dead set on punishing the historically discriminated population of white males in America. It’s about time. Carlson elaborated saying that “no administration has ever looked less like America … than the Biden administration,” and that they were “discriminating against certain classes of people who don’t vote for them.” Because everyone knows that no white person has ever voted for Biden or any Democrat. That would be illegal, wouldn’t it?

Contrast that with Donald Trump and his record of having appointed the smallest share of nonwhite judges in more than 25 years. For the record, according to the American Bar Association

  • There are 59 Black women among the 1,409 sitting Article III federal judges across the country. That’s 4% of all federal judges. All but 11 are in the trial courts. Fifty-two were appointed by Democratic presidents.
  • The federal bench is still largely white and male. Seventy percent of all sitting Article III federal judges are male; 78% are white.

So you can see why Carlson is so upset. The federal judiciary is still far from being 100% white male. And Carlson, Fox News, and the Republican Party, will not rest until that goal is reached.

Racial equity in the courts is an atrocity to these “patriots.” In fact, Carlson actually went into a rage when Biden promised to nominate more Black women. And he described the nomination of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson as Biden’s effort to “destroy” the Supreme Court and to “humiliate and degrade” the country. So it’s no secret where he and his confederates stand.

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FFS: Trump Calls for Arrest of Supreme Court Leak Journalists Unless They Reveal Their Sources

During his occupation of the White House, Donald repeatedly demonstrated his ignorance of, and disrespect for, the Constitution of the United States. He pursued an agenda that was most closely associated with fascism and other oppressive models of government. He expected unflinching loyalty to him personally, rather to the Constitution or the nation.

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Trump’s biggest heroes are dictators such as Kim Jong Un, Xi Jinping, and his puppet master, Vladimir Putin. He excused their offenses against free nations and he sought to emulate them. He spoke of having “fallen in love” with Kim Jong Un and he openly stated that he believed Putin over American intelligence agencies.

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On Thursday Trump responded to a report regarding the leaked draft of the the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v Wade. The investigation was unable to identity the leaker who provided the press with a draft of the opinion. That news triggered Trump to post a comment on his floundering Twitter ripoff, Truth Social, saying that…

“The Supreme Court has just announced it is not able to find out, even with the help of our “crack” FBI, who the leaker was on the R v Wade scandal. They’ll never find out, & it’s important that they do. So, go to the reporter & ask him/her who it was. If not given the answer, put whoever in jail until the answer is given. You might add the publisher and editor to the list. Stop playing games, this leaking cannot be allowed to happen. It won’t take long before the name of this slime is revealed!”

And just in case anyone was unsure about his position, Trump followed that up with another post that said…

“Arrest the reporter, publisher, editor – you’ll get your answer fast. Stop playing games and wasting time!”

These remarks are typical of Trump’s tendency toward tyranny. They reveal his seething hatred for the Constitution and the freedom that it mandates for the press.

For the record, it is not illegal to leak drafts of Supreme Court opinions to the press, so long as the leaker didn’t gain access to the documents unlawfully, such as hacking into a private computer. But Trump isn’t talking here about arresting the leaker. He’s demanding that the reporters, editors, and publishers of the documents be arrested to coerce them to reveal their source. According to PolitiFact

“No federal law clearly prohibits someone with legal access to a draft Supreme Court opinion, such as a justice or clerk, from leaking that document to the press, legal experts said. A draft opinion is not classified, which is usually the grounds for leak investigations.”

The journalists involved in this not only did not violate any law, but they are protected by the Constitution and a couple hundred years of subsequent affirming decisions by the Supreme Court. Nevertheless, Trump would have them incarcerated until they talk. That is the sort of tactic that would be exercised by Trump’s totalitarian mentors. It is blatantly illegal, grossly offensive, and wholly un-American.

These comments are further evidence that Trump is unfit to serve in any capacity in a free democracy. And any voter or Republican politician who would support Trump’s future electoral aspirations is embracing his treasonous anti-Americanism and his utter lack of patriotic principles.

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