Ed. Note: “Donald Trump could flee to Scotland in bid to avoid Joe Biden’s inauguration,” according to one of Scotland’s leading newspaper.
The National, a prominent newspaper of Scotland, reported yesterday that,”Prestwick has been told to expect the arrival of a US military aircraft the day before Joe Biden’s inauguration [Jan 19th].” Why is that important? Prestwick is the closest airport to Trump’s Turnberry Resort, 20 miles away. The US military Boeing 757 aircraft making the trip is occasionally used by Trump [primarily domestically for short trips], though usually by Vice-President Pence, or often used by the First Lady.
“Presidential flights tend to get booked far in advance, because of the work that has to be done around it,” quoting The National.
From Yelm’s blogger: In my opinion, if Trump was still President on January 19, the Secret Service would insist he use the Presidential 747 when/if traveling trans-oceanic. Therefore, I conjecture that one plan may be that Trump will resign and have Pence pardon him. Then, he will leave the country on the smaller 757 aircraft not used for Presidential foreign flights, to be on foreign soil when Biden is sworn-in as President on the 20th. Then when Trump is subpoenaed to testify in depositions and/or before a Grand Jury for his many legal cases that will soon follow, he will not show up and dare the UK to extradite him to the U. S., which I am certain they will be loathe to do. Read more
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Washington Examiner: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis may launch an investigation into his phone call with President Trump [Ed. note: Any pardon Trump receives from himself or V.P. Pence is for federal crimes only, not for state crimes committed in Georgia, as was the recipient of Trump’s call.]
NBC NEWS: Georgia’s Raffensperger says he ‘never believed’ it appropriate to speak with Trump about election [Ed. note: Therefore he preemptively took steps to record the call.]
Associated Press: Trump-appointed US attorney Byung J. Pak abruptly resigns in Georgia [Ed. Note: Trump’s suggested on his phone call that the state’s top election official might find enough votes to reverse the outcome of the presidential race in the state in his favor. Perhaps Judge Pak sought the exit instead of being potentially associated with Trump’s malfeasance.]
KING-5 TV: UK judge refuses extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange – Lawyers for Assange argue that he was acting as a journalist and is entitled to First Amendment protections of freedom of speech.
*** REGIONAL, NATIONAL NEWS ***
KING-5 TV: Pentagon keeps Bremerton-based USS Nimitz in Middle East, cites threats from Iran – Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller announced Sunday evening that he has changed his mind about sending a Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Nimitz, home from the Middle East and instead will keep the vessel on duty.
S.E. Thurston Fire Authority Inspector: Matt Russell on the “Most Common International Fire Code (IFC) Violations for Businesses”
*** CORONAVIRUS NEWS ***
Los Angeles Times: Ambulance crews in LA told not to transport patients who have little chance of survival – as hospitals, ICU beds are filled
KABC-7 TV, Los Angeles: LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn requests USNS Mercy to return
Dr. Mercola: In Pandemic, More People Are Turning to Nature
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