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Not a good week for TFG –
Trump lawyers in talks with DOJ about January 6 criminal probe!
Pat Cipollone can’t use executive privilege in grand jury subpoena!

USA Today: Donald Trump’s legal team in contact with Justice Dept. officials in Jan. 6 inquiry
Photo: Trump in Tampa, July 22, 2022, AP Photo, Phelan M. Ebenhack

  • Editor’s note: I am no fan of the politics of Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz [after all, she voted with Trump 93% of the time]. However, I support their efforts to uphold The Constitution of the United States.
  • The New York Times: “There has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” former Vice President Dick Cheney said in a campaign ad for his daughter Liz.

Trump lawyers in talks with DOJ about January 6th probe as the walls close in

+ NBC News TODAY: Former Vice President Dick Cheney calls Donald Trump a “coward” in a new TV ad in support of his daughter Liz Cheney’s re-election campaign. The ad comes as Cheney is in a hotly contested congressional race against Trump-backed attorney Harriet Hageman. Click here for the full ad.

+ Raw Story: CNN anchor stunned: Trump’s impeachment defense lawyer has a plan to stop him

+ CNN: Exclusive: Trump lawyers in talks with Justice Department about January 6 criminal probe

+ Daily Kos: Remember when Trump ordered an investigation of Brett Kavanaugh? Surprise! It was a total shamSenator Sheldon Whitehouse tweeted: [FBI’s] Wray confirms: Kavanaugh tips from tip line were sent to Trump White House without investigation; and Trump White House directed what witnesses FBI would interview.

+ CNN: Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. sit for depositions as part of NY probe into Trump Organization’s finances

+ NBC News Think: Why Trump should fear the grand jury subpoena for Pat Cipollone – The former White House counsel will no longer be able to hide behind attorney-client and executive privilege.

+ MSNBC Maddow Blog: Judge rejects Trump’s ‘absolute immunity’ claim in Jan. 6 cases – Facing Jan. 6 lawsuits from police officers, Team Trump asserted “absolute immunity.” A federal judge didn’t buy it.

+ The Washington Post: Phones of top Pentagon officials were wiped of Jan. 6 messages – The DOD is the latest part of the federal government to have deleted official phone communications relevant to investigations into the events of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol [Ed. note: Why are these agencies protecting Trump and not adhering to transparency and truth?]

+ MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports: Leon Panetta: Jan. 6-related texts wiped ‘from agency to agency’ looks like ‘conspiracy’ [Ed. note: Ditto – Why are these agencies protecting Trump and not adhering to transparency and truth?]

+ Truthout: The Secret Service, Homeland Security and now the Department of Defense leaves one grasping for adjectives that fit the moment. Journalist Seth Abramson was unequivocal on Tuesday — “Biggest Cover-up in American History.

And speaking of text messages, August 3rd & 5th were very bad days for Alex Jones, yet good days for the truth:

+ MSNBC’s Prime: Alex Jones rocked in court by surprise evidence from his own phone – Ali Velshi reports on the terrible day in court for Alex Jones when he was confronted with the contents of his own phone that had been given to the lawyers for the families of Sandy Hook victims who are suing Jones. The phone evidence is now likely to make its way to the January 6th investigation and possibly the DOJ.

+ CBS News: Jury orders Alex Jones to pay parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim an additional $45.2 million in punitive damages

Posted by Steve on August 5, 2022 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

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