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Trump may be a liar, thief, and traitor, but he's really offended that you think he's a slob

Mark Sumner

.....Astoundingly, the defense Trump has launched regarding these documents—which include the documents with human intelligence and space-based intelligence so classified that a top-secret clearance isn’t enough to view them—is not an attempt to justify why he should have been allowed to have these documents, or what conceivable justification he had for ever removing them from the White House. Nope. Trump wants you to know … this is not how he left them.

Trump went on his deeply indebted Truth Social media platform Wednesday evening to complain “documents were sloppily thrown on the floor then released photographically, as if that’s what the FBI found when they broke into my home. Wrong! They took them out of cartons and spread them around on the carpet, making it look like a big ‘find’ for them.”

Apparently, Trump genuinely believes “they took them out of cartons” makes things better. Is it possible that Trump thinks mishandling classified documents means that he didn’t keep them neatly enough? Sure it is.

Anyway, he was back in the echoing hallways of his platform this morning to complain again that the FBI “threw documents haphazardly all over the floor” and dropping a hint that this was all part of the plot against him: “perhaps pretending that it was me who did it!” This time he tossed on a statement that it was “lucky I Declassified!” since the FBI had taken pictures of the cover sheets.

Trump then went on the air with Real America’s Voice on Thursday morning to make this even more clear. “A lot of people think that when you walk into my office I have confidential documents, or whatever it may be, only classified, spread out all over my floor,” said Trump, “Like a slob. Like I’m sitting there reading these documents ... They put them there in a messy fashion and they took a picture.”......


 

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Ukraine update: Ukraine reinforced entire front, not just Kherson

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Popasna fell on May 7. Russian forces successfully pushed north and captured Lysychansk on July 3, as Ukrainian troops exhausted from the defense of Severodonetsk across the river failed to hold the lines next door. Since then, not much has happened.

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Current front lines in northeast Donbas

After that grinding push north, Russia looked west toward Bakhmut and Siversk, yet two months later, the front lines have barely budged. (It’s only 30 kilometers from Popasna to Bakhmut.) It was one thing to run north while hugging Russian-occupied territory to the east; it’s another thing to stretch out supply lines—degraded by deep HIMARS strikes—and attack into territory well covered by Ukrainian defensive artillery.

With all eyes on the Kherson front, why bring this up? Because Kherson isn’t the only place reinvigorated by freshly trained and Western-equipped Ukrainian forces. The defenders weren’t just sitting idly by for the past six months, and we are finally starting to see the results of that effort.

As such, this report from Soledar (prewar population ~11,000) by a Russian military reporter with nearly half a million Telegram followers was particularly interesting. Soledar is directly northeast of Bakhmut.

Breakthrough to Kherson. This is where the eyes of all analysts are now directed. We climbed for 2 days near Soledar. Yes, the place is not hype, but it is important for understanding the overall picture on the front.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine recently made a rotation of personnel. Motivated fighters entered the position. If earlier we talked about retention groups consisting of poorly trained reservists. Now they have been replaced by a new set, equipped with NATO weapons.
The new shift switched to the tactics of aggressive defense. Small groups are not afraid to come close to our positions and try to take individual points in a hurry. We walked around familiar places. If earlier they went there during the day, now they move exclusively at night.
[Ukrainian] Armed forces are increasingly using wing-type UAVs. Shooting them down is more difficult, and they fly farther and longer than the Mavics. The number of attacks on our positions has increased markedly. The lack of shells in this sector of the front of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has been overcome, and they can work on a single target from 155mm guns.

In addition, I note the counter-battery fight. The new shift brought radars with them, which seriously spoils the nerves of our gunners. In a word, the approach of Ukrainian fresh forces is felt along the entire front line. Shabby connections are brought to the rear. There they will be reinforced, reequipped with NATO equipment and prepared for new attacks. It is important not to underestimate this moment.

Understand the context: Despite flooding Kherson with freshly trained and equipped forces, Ukraine also did the same on the Donbas front, finally relieving ragged Territorial Defense Forces that held the line for months against impossible odds, outmanned and outgunned. Thanks to their heroic defense, and Russia’s inability to breach those lines, Ukraine was able to properly train its reserves, and Russia doesn’t just face better-equipped and trained forces, but more “aggressive” forces, as well. As one comment to that update put it, “It turns out, we could not squeeze out their weak reservists and their untrained, and only now their super pros came? What now?”

Meanwhile, Russian Telegram was on fire last night reporting a Ukrainian offensive toward the Russian border.

The Kharkov front came to life. Even in Belgorod, cononade is heard. According to information from comrades, active work is underway on the rear and the accumulation of manpower at the forefront. APU maneuver.

“APU” is Ukrainian armed forces. Telegram has a translator, hence the clunky language. But the gist is clear.

On the Kharkov front, just tin is going on right now! Everything that is now flies towards Kharkov! Doomsday is no different! I saw this only on February 24 here.

Powerful. 🔥 Not only near Belgorod. Arta is hammering along the entire length of the Kharkov front. I don't know the intention, but it looks extremely epic. The guys report that the swatting of the Ukrainian Nazis goes from Grayvoron to Izyum.

This morning, this Telegram channel claimed a glorious Russian victory stopping this supposed Ukrainian advance. No evidence offered.

Along the Kharkov front and the night cannonade, which was heard even in Belgorod. Last night, our aerial reconnaissance, as well as intelligence data, revealed the alignment of small columns of armored vehicles of Ukrainian war criminals in the direction of Udy, Kazachya Lopan, Liptsy, Balakleya. At night, the Armed Forces of Ukraine began to move and immediately came under a massive preemptive strike by the Russian army. From the territory of the Belgorod region, strikes were made by the Iskander OTRK, MLRS, cannon artillery, aviation was working. Ukrainian Nazis suffered losses in manpower (about 50 people) and equipment. The advance of the APU was stopped.

Now this channel, with nearly 60,000 subscribers, isn’t particularly large, and this morning it had some fanfic about a supposed failed Ukrainian amphibious assault at Enerhodar, where the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is hosting International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors today. So don’t assign any credibility to their claims. But it does seem as if something happened around Kharkiv last night, and the Russian side is particularly jumpy. A more aggressive, better-equipped Ukrainian side has seemingly reinforced the entire front and, in addition to the Kherson push, is more aggressively shelling the Russian side along the entire line of contact.

Meanwhile, Kherson remains in an information blackout. Russian sources are funny. Here is a play in three parts by one of the most notorious Russian propagandists on Twitter:

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Day 2

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It’s fake! It failed! Russia is going to take back the lost territory!

Anyway, I’m not going to try and make sense of specific territorial gains and losses. Claims are all over the place, and the situation is fluid regardless. All we can do is hope that when the fog of war lifts, Ukraine is in a better place than when it started.
 

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Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 · 11:59:56 AM EDT · kos
My favorite part about Russian war claims is how little they bother to make it sound realistic.


Source: Trust me bro.

Meanwhile, here’s a thread of endless hits on Antonovsky by HIMARS the past few days, and Russia is relegated to using barges to cross the river. And here’s a picture of the bridge with 16 holes (which also demonstrates HIMARS’ accuracy):



That was three days ago, and the bridge is still getting pounded, and satellite imagery confirms that Russia isn’t even trying to repair it anymore.
 

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Trump says he knows why the FBI really searched Mar-a-Lago: They were looking for Hillary's emails

Mark Sumner

This is a serious question for the nation: If Donald Trump were replaced on radio appearances by an impersonator parodying Trump’s positions … how would we know?

That question seems especially pertinent on Thursday as Trump bounces between outlets, supposedly defending himself against the Doc-a-Lago scandal, but actually spiraling down a ramp of nonsense that seems as if it should come with cartoons of wise hookah-smoking dogs, trombone-playing alligators, and a chorus line of dancing turtles. Not only did Trump spend much of the evening insisting that the FBI was trying to smear him because he didn’t spread his cache of stolen, classified documents on the office floor, he kept them neatly in his desk—as the day wears on, Trump’s little grey cells (or … cell) appear to be losing contact with this universe.

It’s a good general policy to not directly repeat or link to anything that Trump says. But this not only works as evidence in the case of Trump versus reality, it also illustrates exactly why Trump is highly likely to be indicted. Because in this interview, Trump says he thinks the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago, including the desk in his office, “looking for Hillary Clinton emails.”

Why has it been so hard to find missing Hillary Clinton emails? Well, those emails are extremely evasive because they don’t exist. Clinton kept a private server, following the advice and policy of previous Secretary of State Colin Powell, and kept that server secure. Multiple congressional hearings and a full investigation by the FBI and Department of Justice failed to find a crime. Still, Republicans have been making so many allusions to Clinton’s emails in their efforts to defend the hoard of clearly marked, highly classified material Trump had stashed at Mar-a-Lago, that The Washington Post did a recap article this week to point out just how silly this comparison really is.

But Trump has taken this a step further. Rather than simply using “she did it too” as his excuse, he’s spinning off a new conspiracy theory: that the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago not because of the classified documents he was holding, but because they thought he had the goods on Hillary.




Trump: “I think they were looking for Hillary Clinton emails. I really think — I think they thought — and who knows? Boxes full of stuff. I think they thought Hillary Clinton. Something to do with the Russia, Russia, Russia.”

That statement earned Trump a “right on” from the host of the program, which is apparently not “Body by” some illegible logo. Which also raises the question of whether Trump, assuming it is Trump, talk to simply anyone who will listen? Apparently he has run out of weddings to interrupt.

In that same interview, Trump also claims that he is “financially supporting” Jan. 6 defendants, that if he is reelected he will give those defendants a blanket pardon, and that he will deliver to them an “apology from the nation.” That apology presumably being on the order of “sorry we got upset because you tried to kill us, please continue.”

Word that Trump is secretly funding legal expenses of Jan. 6 defendants (pro tip: He’s not. He’s just saying that) seems seriously at odds with statements Trump made just two days ago in which he backed the idea that those assaulting the Capitol on Jan. 6 had nothing to do with him.




Maybe at this point it’s worth looking back at the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and just why James Comey announced that the FBI wasn’t recommending an indictment. There were four things they were looking for as evidence of a crime, none of which matched the situation with Hillary Clinton.

  1. “Clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information.”
  2. “Vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct.”
  3. “Indications of disloyalty to the United States.”
  4. “Efforts to obstruct justice.”

What’s the difference between what Clinton did and what Trump did? All of the above.

Which is why, when it comes to the classified document scandal at Mar-a-Lago, there is absolutely no doubt that Trump should be indicted. Because he checked every box. With a big, bold sharpie.
 

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Federal judge will rule later on Trump’s special master request after hearing concludes

The hearing on former President Donald Trump's bid for a special master to review documents seized from Mar-a-Lago has concluded.

US District Judge Aileen Cannon did not make a ruling from the bench.

 

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Oath Keepers attorney Kellye SoRelle arrested in Texas, charged with obstruction

Brandi Buchman

A federal grand jury has indicted Kellye SoRelle, a former lawyer for the extremist Oath Keepers group, on four counts, including conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding and obstruction of justice.

SoRelle was also charged with a single misdemeanor of entering a restricted building and, to accompany the conspiracy to obstruct charge, the Department of Justice also indicted SoRelle on a single charge of obstruction of an official proceeding for her alleged conduct leading up to and on Jan. 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol.

Unlike several of her Oath Keeper cohorts, including the group’s former leader, Elmer Stewart Rhodes, SoRelle is not being charged with seditious conspiracy. Rhodes’ seditious conspiracy trial will get underway on Sept. 26.
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From December 2020 through January 2021, prosecutors say SoRelle knowingly engaged in a plot to impede the certification of the 2020 election by Congress and corruptly attempted to “persuade other persons” to withhold records or documents from a grand jury investigating the Jan. 6 attack, the indictment notes.

USA v Kellye SoRelle by Daily Kos on Scribd

If convicted, just one of SoRelle’s felony charges equates to a max sentence of up to 20 years in prison.


She is to appear in court in Austin, Texas, on Thursday. An arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday, court records show, but she was picked up by authorities in Junction, Texas, Thursday morning.

Since Rhodes’ arrest, SoRelle has been increasingly vocal on social media platforms like Twitter, defending the actions of those Oath Keepers currently facing seditious conspiracy charges between offering harsh critiques on the Justice Department and less than subtle suggestions of a “deep state” conspiracy at play to rig elections against Republicans.

Around the same day her arrest warrant was issued, SoRelle retweeted a crudely-crafted meme online depicting Lady Justice blindfolded by dollar bills, her familiar scales imbalanced by stacks of cash and a globe in chains. Encircling Lady Justice were the words: FBI, CIA, and DOJ. The original poster wrote: “Fire them all!”

When she retweeted it, she added her own Trump-echoing commentary: “Or just clean out the swamp!”

A day before that, SoRelle was busy lamenting the 2020 election results on Twitter while hurling insults at former Attorney General Bill Barr and calling him a “sellout.”

“He sold out our country along with the rest of the globalists,” SoRelle wrote in response to a story in Washington Examiner. The right-leaning paper noted how Barr said that former President Donald Trump had called him a “****ing loser” during his time in the White House.

Barr cooperated with the Jan. 6 committee’s investigation at length and provided pertinent evidence, including testimony that Trump was told expressly and repeatedly that the 2020 election was not rigged and there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud, as he insisted. None of those warnings penetrated, however, and the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was rooted in the continuation of that lie.


The indictment released Thursday was short on details, but those who have followed the Jan. 6 investigation may recall SoRelle from her participation in a Jan. 5 meeting at an underground parking garage in Washington, D.C.......
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SoRelle has defended the meeting as totally innocuous, saying online last October that the meet-up was about discussing legal strategies for Tarrio. But prosecutors say the conversations recorded on Jan. 5 in the garage by Quested included mentions of the U.S. Capitol.

SoRelle, who served as a volunteer with Lawyers for Trump during the 2020 election, testified before the Jan. 6 committee privately. SoRelle also spoke to NBC News in July. In that interview, SoRelle said Rhodes had once asked her to put him in touch with the Trump White House.

“He was hitting me up for a contact. He didn’t have any access points,” she said.

Rhodes, she said, drew up a letter calling on Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act and asked her to give it to Trump. SoRelle claims she declined that request. She’s historically boasted of connections to Trump’s attorneys, including Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, but when questions have come up over whether she was ever in direct talks with Trump before Jan. 6, she has said she was not.

wasn’t, like, communicating with Trump directly,” she told NBC.

SoRelle also told the news outlet that she never connected Rhodes to anyone else inside Trump’s camp, either.

Prosecutors seized SoRelle’s cell phone last September during its investigation of Rhodes and other Oath Keepers now facing seditious conspiracy charges. Though she was on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, she did not go inside the building. She did, however, deliver remarks at a rally near the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Amid her claims that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump, she also demanded new elections take place generally.

“Any action taken by any elected official at this point is illegitimate, is theft. ... We have no duty to comply going forward,” she said on Jan. 6.

The former counsel to the Oath Keepers has also described Jan. 6 as a peaceful event. She’s alleged that law enforcement at the Capitol not only failed to tell her people couldn’t breach the building, but also asserts that those who did enter the Capitol were not told to vacate.
 

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This morning the House Oversight Committee announced that it will finally, finally get its hands on Donald Trump's financial records. And it only took three bloody years!

"After numerous court victories, I am pleased that my Committee has now reached an agreement to obtain key financial documents that former President Trump fought for years to hide from Congress," Chair Carolyn Maloney said this morning.

Trump's decision to finally tap out, a full two years after the Supreme Court rejected his screeching about the president's magic invisibility cloak of total immunity, marks an end to a battle that has raged virtually every second since Democrats took back the House in 2019. In February of that year, Michael Cohen, the president's former attorney and fixer, gave Congress partial financial statements prepared for Trump by the accounting firm Mazars USA, LLP, which appeared to show conflicting representations to lenders about his assets. After an informal request the following month, the House Oversight Committee issued a subpoena in April of 2019 to the company for all the then-president's financial records on the grounds that they were relevant to federal ethics laws, since Uncle Sam was the landlord for Trump's DC hotel.

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And today Trump finally agreed to quit throwing his stupid tantrum so Mazars could hand over the subpoenaed documents.

"Under the agreement reached by the Committee, former President Trump has agreed not to further appeal the D.C. Circuit’s ruling, and Mazars USA has agreed to comply with the court’s order and produce responsive documents to the Committee as expeditiously as possible," the committee said in a statement on its website.

So, after all this time, does it matter? The subpoena was two impeachments, one insurrection, one federal search warrant, and hundreds of pages of purloined classified documents ago — not to mention the Mueller Report. Trump appears to have escaped criminal prosecution by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, and his company is likely to get off with a slap on the wrist for effectively paying executive Alan Weisselberg under the table. So many of those things that we obsessed about for four years (it me, Mueller comin'!) failed to move the needle, much less bring the old crook to justice. Right now, he's closer than he ever has been to facing serious legal consequences for his crimes, thanks to Attorney General Merrick Garland. (Who had that one on their prediction list, right?)




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Steepest sentence yet: Ex-cop who assaulted police on Jan. 6 gets 10 years

Brandi Buchman

Former New York City Police Officer Thomas Webster, who was found guilty of violently assaulting a police officer defending the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 from a mob incited by former President Donald Trump, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The sentencing hearing on Thursday ran over two hours, with U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta clearly wrestling over the decision, citing Webster’s lack of criminal history, his service as a U.S. Marine, his 20 years working for the New York Police Department, and his service as a first responder on Sept. 11, 2001.

But Mehta said from the bench Thursday that as the presiding judge he had watched the video footage of Webster assaulting Metropolitan Police Officer Noah Rathbun many times over. And in the end, he simply did not believe Webster’s claims at trial that he was merely engaged in self-defense on Jan. 6.

“There’s no doubt about it. You were the one, with extraordinary force, who pulled [Rathbun] down … and when the barriers opened, nobody pushed you forward. You ran. You charged ahead,” Mehta said before noting this act let thousands of people stream into the Capitol.

Webster choked back tears as he spoke at his sentencing hearing and relayed the deep public shame and humiliation he has experienced.

“I was a hero up until Jan. 6,” Webster said before the 10-year sentence was handed down. “I should not have been there on Jan. 6 to protest the election. I wish the horrible events of that day never happened. People would still be alive, people would not have been hurt. Families would not be torn apart. Perhaps our country wouldn’t be as divided as it is today.”
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Judge kills Lindsey Graham’s hopes of avoiding testimony in GA election probe, but limits questions

Rebekah Sager

Last week, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham pulled every trick in the book to avoid testifying to the special grand jury in Georgia empaneled to hear evidence of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. In a brief filed by his attorneys on Aug. 24, Graham reasoned that the subpoena was invalid based on a rarely used section of the U.S. Constitution.

“The Constitution guarantees that a Senator ‘shall not be questioned’ about his protected ‘Speech or Debate’—and yet the District Attorney insists that Senator Graham must submit to questioning to ascertain whether he can be questioned or is immune from questioning. That makes no sense,” Graham’s motion reads.

Thursday, a federal judge ruled that Graham must give testimony but added a caveat that limits the senator’s questioning, The Washington Post reports.

“The Court is unpersuaded by the breadth of Senator Graham’s argument and does not find that the Speech or Debate Clause completely prevents all questioning related to the calls,” wrote U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has written that Graham’s testimony is vital to interpreting “a multistate, coordinated plan by the Trump Campaign to influence the results of the November 2020 election in Georgia and elsewhere,” according to the Post.

Graham has continued to claim that he’s protected by the Speech or Debate Clause of the Constitution, and although, as the Post reports, the legal maneuver has failed politicians in the past, but did put his testimony on hold temporarily.

In early August, Graham’s legal team requested that May quash a subpoena forcing him to testify, but prosecutors pushed back against Graham’s attorneys, and May ultimately refused.

Thursday, May cut Graham some slack—kinda of.

“(T)he Court quashes the subpoena only as to questions about Sen. Graham’s investigatory fact-finding on the telephone calls to Georgia election officials, including how such information related to his decision to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election,” May wrote in her ruling. “The Court finds that this area of inquiry falls under the protection of the Speech or Debate Clause, which prohibits questions on legislative activity.”

Willis is particularly interested in Graham’s calls to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, during which the senator allegedly asked Raffensperger to throw out ballots and alter the outcome of the 2020 election.

“As to the other categories, the Court finds that they are not legislative, and the Speech or Debate Clause does not apply to them. … As such, Graham may be questioned about any alleged efforts to encourage Secretary Raffensperger or others to throw out ballots or otherwise alter Georgia’s election practices and procedures,” May wrote.

“Likewise, the grand jury may inquire into Senator Graham’s alleged communications and coordination with the Trump Campaign and its post-election efforts in Georgia, as well as into Senator Graham’s public statements related to Georgia’s 2020 elections,” the judge continued.
 

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President Biden addresses the nation on the divisive threat behind the MAGA movement

Mark Sumner

Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 · 8:02:57 PM EDT · Mark Sumner
Biden is speaking tonight from Independence Hall in Philadelphia. He’ll be in the state frequently in the next few weeks as the election season heats up.
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Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 · 8:07:05 PM EDT · Mark Sumner
Biden begins with a paean to America, celebrating how the nation was founded and the history behind the place where he is speaking. Speaking to the “sacred flame” that has led America through so many turmoil in the past.


“But first, we must be honest with each other,” said Biden. “With our souls and with our selves.” And I’m already wrong, because Biden went straight to the threat represented by “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans.”
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Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 · 8:07:44 PM EDT · Mark Sumner
“These are hard things, but I’m an American president. Not a president of red America or blue America, and it’s my duty to tell you the truth.”
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Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 · 8:11:25 PM EDT · Mark Sumner
“They embrace anger. They thrive on chaos. They live not in the light of truth, but in the shadow of lies.”
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Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 · 8:13:35 PM EDT · Mark Sumner
Biden calls out to Americans to trust in elections, and in the principles that built the nation. “For a long time, we told ourselves that American democracy is guaranteed. But it’s not.”


Calls on all Americans to join behind the cause of defending democracy against the MAGA Republican effort to destroy democracy.
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Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 · 8:15:31 PM EDT · Mark Sumner
Biden speaks to Republican calls for violence, including figures like Lindsay Graham (no, he didn’t get named) who are threatening riots in the streets if Trump is indicted.
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Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 · 8:17:05 PM EDT · Mark Sumner
“Democracy cannot survive when people see only two outcomes to an election: Either they win, or they were cheated. And that’s where the MAGA Republicans are. … You can’t love your country only when you win.”
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Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 · 8:17:50 PM EDT · Mark Sumner
Biden’s Twitter account is keeping up.



Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 · 8:19:50 PM EDT · Mark Sumner
After presenting the dark threat of the MAGA Republicans, Biden has pivoted to the much more upbeat achievement of the last 18 months and the possibilities they present for the future.
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Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 · 8:23:36 PM EDT · Mark Sumner
After that hard punching start, Biden is flying full speed now into a hopeful future, built on the foundation created in the last 18 months and what’s still to come.


“I believe the soul is the breath, the live, and the essence of who are are … the soul of America, that all are created equal in the image of God … and democracy must be defended, because democracy makes all these things possible.”



Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 · 8:26:00 PM EDT · Mark Sumner
This isn’t just a terrific speech, it’s terrific, forceful, and heartfelt delivery. Biden comes across with more energy, more dedication, and more strength than he has since he was elected. Powerful.



Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 · 8:28:31 PM EDT · Mark Sumner
Tomorrow, each one of the networks is going to try to reduce this speech to a few clips of Biden coming out against MAGA Republicans. That’s all that people will hear. That’s just a disservice to the president, but a basic failure of the press.






 

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On Thursday, investigators on the House January 6 Committee sent a letter to former house speaker and Donald Trump ally Newt Gingrich, requesting testimony on his role in spreading distrust about the results of the election.........


 

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