Trump takes another beating in the courts but his fascist friends are trending.
Republican judges remove another block on the criminal investigation.
OTD in 1859, militant abolitionist John Brown was hanged in Virginia. On the day of his execution, 16 months before the outbreak of the Civil War, he prophetically wrote, “The crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.”
“[Ye] tried to fuck me. He’s crazy. He can’t beat me.” — NBC News
The wide load of fascist crap that is Donald Trump is getting too heavy to bear for many of his former right-wing pals. Lots of his fellow MAGAs have become embarrassed by his consorting openly with nazis like Ye and Fuentes. But party leaders still fear him and are still reluctant to criticize him openly.
Yesterday a three-judge US Court of Appeals panel — Republicans all, including two Trump appointees — overturned a district court’s decision, saying it had no jurisdiction to block the government from using the records it seized in the Trump criminal investigation.
To make a long story short, they fired the Special Master Trump had demanded to “review” the files (many of them top secret) he stole and carried with him to Mar-a-Lago before the Justice Department got hold of them.
DT can still appeal the decision to the Supreme Court where his appointees currently hold sway. But it’s clear that many MAGA rats are deserting his sinking ship, maybe even some Supremes.
Speaking of fascists…
Look who’s trending this morning on Twitter. It’s none other than Ye and Kyle Rittenhouse. It seems Elon Musk doesn’t approve of Ye posting swastikas on his platform. I guess he has to draw the line somewhere.
It was not immediately clear for how long Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, would be unable to tweet on the social media platform, where he had more than 31 million followers. His account appeared with a message saying “Account suspended” on Friday.
As for petty-fascist Rittenhouse, how he still manages to grab so much media attention is a mystery to me. After being rejected by the Marines he’s been adopted as a useful tool by the January 6th crowd and now resorts to posting scripture on social media as a way of justifying his killing of the protesters in Kenosha.
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