Saturday Report 1/6/24 - New evidence shows Trump’s Campaign "directly orchestrated" fake elector plot..surprised?
The Best of the Rest of the News
— Trump's foreign cash scandal is, to paraphrase Bernie, “YUGE!” Trump was trash-talking China, so the Chinese embassy and one of the country’s largest banks (that helps North Korea evade US sanctions) shoveled $5.5 million into Trump’s corporate checking accounts; within months he hopped on a plane, went to China, and told Chinese dictator Xi “my feeling toward you is an incredibly warm one.”
Trump was trash-talking Qatar, calling them a “funder of terrorism,” so as Mary Trump notes in her excellent newsletter, “[I]n April of 2018, the Qatari Permanent Mission to the United Nations bought a fourth apartment at Trump World Tower for $6.5 million, and then in the SAME MONTH, Donald welcomed its monarch to the Oval Office and labeled Qatar as a partner in the “stopping the funding of terrorism.”
Trump was ignoring Kuwait’s desire to buy an air-force-worth of F18 Hornet fighter jets, so they moved their Christmas Party to his DC hotel, putting hundreds of thousands of dollars in his pocket; he promptly approved the sale.
Saudi Arabia was reeling under international condemnation for murdering and dismembering Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, so they gave Trump well over a half-million dollars cash; he immediately began selling them billions of dollars worth of high-tech weapons without congressional authorization.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg, the little bit that Democrats on the House Oversight Committee were able to discover before Republicans took control of the House and put Trump toady James Comer in charge of the committee; Comer immediately ended the investigations into the Trump Crime Family and redirected their efforts to investigating Hunter Biden. There’s a great summary of the House Democrat’s report, with a link to the report itself, here.
Bribery is a crime, as is a president taking “gifts” or “emoluments” from foreign countries. Trump should be in prison.
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— Breaking News: New evidence shows Trump’s campaign “directly orchestrated” the criminal fake elector plot to steal the White House in 2020. The Detroit News is reporting on investigations conducted by the State of Michigan that have found direct evidence that the “fake elector” plot to steal the 2020 election from Joe Biden (who won by 7 million votes) was organized and orchestrated by the Trump campaign itself. Up to this point, the story from the Trump people had been that it was “rogue” operation done by overly enthusiastic independent players. Not so, says the News:
“The documents, which have become part of Attorney General Dana Nessel’s ongoing investigation into the slate of false electors, showed that Trump’s campaign staff helped coordinate the Republicans’ gathering inside state party headquarters on Dec. 14, 2020. Then, Trump’s team prepared the official mailing of the false certificate to Vice President Mike Pence and the National Archives, according to the emails.”
This is another example of the nakedly criminal behavior of Trump and the people running his campaign: where the hell is the FBI?
— A new report says Trump killed 17,000 Americans by pushing his fake covid cures. Seeing the economy tank during an election year, Trump was frantically trying to get people to go back to work in 2020. The problem was a deadly Covid pandemic — and the vaccines had not yet been developed. So, he lied to the American people, telling us that hydroxychloroquin was a “miracle” cure for the disease, telling them to get back to work and to shopping because they could treat themselves if they got sick. Not only was the medication useless for Covid; because it suppresses white blood