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Republican Organization Trolls Trump Administration, Posts Videos Of Ken Starr’s 1998 Testimony

The group Republicans for the Rule of Law, a group you may remember produced a video of former conservative prosecutors explaining how and why Donald Trump needed to be impeached for breaking the law, has released another video. This time, in the wake of the news that former President Clinton investigator Ken Starr is joining Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team, Republicans for the Rule of Law seems to want to remind Ken Starr of his own legal positions on obstruction of justice.
They have been releasing excerpts of video from Starr’s 1998 testimony to Congress, where he outlined his belief that then President Bill Clinton had obstructed justice as Starr investigated Clinton’s extramarital affair.

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David Gura Calls National Archives Photo Alterations ‘A Startling Erasure’

Are those echos of Stalin we hear?
As David Gura reported, based on The Washington Post, The National Archives altered photos from the Women’s March that were critical of Donald Trump. To be clear, these photos were altered to remove the criticism. Why would what is essentially one of our most treasured libraries, entrusted to hold documents reflective of our nations history and growth, engage in such an act of censorship?

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David Gura Pegs National Archives Photo Alterations — ‘A Startling Erasure’

Are those echos of Stalin we hear?
As David Gura reported, based on The Washington Post, The National Archives altered photos from the Women’s March that were critical of Donald Trump. To be clear, these photos were altered to remove the criticism. Why would what is essentially one of our most treasured libraries, entrusted to hold documents reflective of our nations history and growth, engage in such an act of censorship?

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Elie Mystal: Trade Hunter Biden’s Testimony For John Bolton’s? DEAL

There is a lot of anxiety in the Democratic ranks regarding Republican ploys to prevent a full and fair impeachment trial for Trump in the Senate. We’ve already climbed the initial roadblock we feared: an outright immediate dismissal in the Senate of any trial at all. We have Speaker Nancy Pelosi to thank for that, and her ability to not only lead, but listen to the brilliant team surrounding her. Holding the articles for a few weeks has turned outright dismissal of a trial from a real possibility to certain political suicide for the GOP, and we now have assurances that the trial will indeed, proceed.
The next obstacle, however, involves whether or not Republicans in the Senate will allow witnesses to be heard. Any trial without witnesses will be rightly recorded by hindsight and history as a complete sham. A complicit cover-up for the most openly corrupt, mercenary, and cruel American president in its history. Yet, the GOP has dispensed with any attempt to feign distaste for malfeasance, racism, and destruction of any semblance of democracy, here, so Democrats are just going to have to bite down hard and bring the guns to the gun fight.

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Maya Wiley Shreds Dershowitz’s Assertion That Abuse Of Power Isn’t Impeachable

Alan Dershowitz appeared on Ari Melber’s show, The Beat, last night, to outline his strategy for defending Donald Jenius Trump against impeachment charges in the Senate trial. Immediately after Dersh’s appearance, Melber turned to former federal prosecutor, Maya Wiley for her impressions. They were…unfavorable.

MELBER: Maya, what did you think of the professor’s remarks?
WILEY: I thought they were incredible. And what I mean by that is that there are a large number of Constitutional scholars. We heard three of them testify before the House Judiciary Committee, who said, abuse of power is absolutely something that a president can be impeached for. And by the way, the fourth Constitutional scholar, who was called by the Republicans, John Turley, also conceded that had a president could be impeached for abuse of power. His argument was that there was insufficient evidence, which is a different argument from Alan Dershowitz’s.

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Internet Mocks New ‘Space Force’ Uniform

So, this tweet from the official Space Force twitter account (yeah, there is such a thing) had people chuckling last night.

The first #SpaceForce utility uniform nametapes have touched down in thePentagon. @EsperDoD @SecAFOfficial @SpaceForceCSO @GenDaveGoldfein @[email protected] pic.twitter.com/Jvzt5bvNl7
— United States Space Force (@SpaceForceDoD) January 18, 2020

Which led to a follow-up tweet a few hours later, explaining why camouflage was used. In space.

Florida’s Supreme Court Just Passed A Poll Tax

Florida’s state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of denying convicted felons the right to vote if they do not pay fines and fees associated with their incarceration, a decision that was immediately assailed by rights activists as an unconstitutional and immoral poll tax.
In a statement condemning the ruling (pdf), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ACLU of Florida, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund said the ruling “does not—indeed, cannot—alter what the U.S. Constitution requires.”
“A federal court has already held that the state cannot deny people the right to vote because of their inability to pay financial obligations,” the groups said in their statement.
The court ruled that “all terms of sentence” in the law included fines and fees because they are included in “any portion of a sentence that is contained in the four corners of the sentencing document.”
Felons in Florida had their right to vote once restored by public ballot “upon completion of all terms of sentence including parole or probation” in 2018, but the state’s GOP-led government has worked to undermine the right.

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Disgraced GOP NY Congressman Chris Collins Sentenced To 26 Months In Prison For Insider Trading

Yet another Donald Trump fanboy is going to be spending time in the slammer, this time it is the first GOP Congressman to endorse Donald Trump, Chris Collins. The former New York Republican Congressman was arrested for insider trading related to an illegal stock tip he gave his son *while standing on the lawn of the White House* related to a biopharmaceutical company.
Collins pleaded guilty in October to securities fraud and lying to the FBI. His attorneys begged for probation (snort), while the prosecutors recommended the maximum sentence of 46 to 57 months. The judge decided to cut that in half and sentenced the disgraced Congressman to 26 months in prison.
Collins sobbed as he told the Court:

“My life has been shattered. My reputation has been shattered. But mostly my family has been shattered.”

Collins resigned from his seat the day before he pleaded guilty. For a solid year before he denied that he did anything wrong.
At this point they will need to build an entire prison to hold all of Donald Trump’s supporters.