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Legal Expert: Trump’s Claim Of Executive Privilege Regarding Capitol Riots Could ‘Easily Backfire’ On Him

Even though he’s been out of office for over seven months now, former President Donald Trump continues to claim that “executive privilege” provides blanket protection for him from any and all investigations being conducted regarding his actions while still president, most notably his actions on January 6, 2020, when he may have helped touch off the insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol.

But attorney Teri Kanefield warns in an article she wrote for JustSecurity that any lawsuit Trump might file to claim executive privilege could well “backfire” on him in a way that would leave him even more vulnerable to criminal prosecution.

To begin with Kanefield notes, executive privilege belongs to the sitting president and administration:

“While the law surrounding executive privilege is unclear and hotly contested, it’s generally accepted that the privilege is held by the sitting president — and the Biden Administration has already said it will not assert executive privilege when it comes to at least a subset of matters under the committee’s purview. It’s unlikely, therefore, that such a lawsuit would survive a motion to dismiss — particularly because courts may also simply avoid inserting themselves into executive privilege disputes.”

But perhaps the biggest threat from an executive privilege claim lies in what’s know as the “crime-fraud” exception, which could open up a Pandora’s box of trouble for Trump:

“Such a lawsuit would raise the issue of whether the crime-fraud exception applies to the claim of executive privilege, in the way that exception applies to the attorney-client privilege. This, in turn, could prompt the court to find that the documents sought by the select committee contain evidence of criminal wrongdoing or other illegal conduct on the part of Trump and his associates.

“This possibility is particularly treacherous for Trump because of the prospect of the Department of Justice and White House Counsel weighing in against him on this question of law and fact.”

In other words, if Trump files suit, it could result in him being more likely to face criminal charges from the Justice Department, which is already looking at the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Additionally, it has already been determined that Trump was acting outside his official duties on Jan. 6 and was instead engaged in a campaign event:

“The Stop the Steal rally has already been classified by the Department of Justice as a campaign event, and as such, bears no responsibility to the president’s duties of office. Should the demanded materials contain evidence that Trump or members of his inner circle intended the rioters to disrupt the counting of electoral votes, Trump’s response to the riot also speaks to his intentions in sending his supporters to the Capitol.”

That would make Trump a co-conspirator in crimes committed on that fateful January day at the Capitol. And that means he could be criminally charged as such.

All of this leads Kanefield to conclude:

“Thus, should Trump bring a lawsuit seeking to ‘protect’ executive privilege, the lawsuit could quite easily backfire. Of course, the court may well rest on one of the other long-settled exceptions to executive privilege. But Trump’s lawsuit could also trigger a finding from a court, and perhaps force the Justice Department to take a position too, that the materials sought by the select committee contain evidence of criminal behavior.”

Trump has long been know for wanting to litigate everything, no matter the issue. But in this case, his fondness for using the courts could come back and bite him squarely on the ass. It could also send him to prison as a seditionist.

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Secret Video Shows GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Admitting Trump Lost In 2020

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has long been one of failed, one-term former President Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters, refusing to admit that there was no fraud in the 2020 election and declare that President Joe Biden won fair and square.

But behind closed doors, Johnson is singing a much different tune, saying that Trump lost the state of Wisconsin all by himself. Wisconsin was one of the states Biden managed to flip after it went for Trump four years earlier.

 Lauren Windsor posted the video on Twitter. In it, Johnson notes that if tens of thousands of voters hadn’t refused to vote for Trump, he might have won the state:

“Collectively, the state assembly candidates, just Republican state assembly candidates, got [1.661 million] votes. The eight congressional candidates also got [1.661 million], so we obviously counted enough Republican votes. The only reason Trump lost Wisconsin is that 51,000 Republican voters didn’t vote for him.”

The person shooting the video then asks Johnson if he believes Biden won the state “fair and square,” to which the senator replies:

“Well, look at the totals. It’s certainly plausible, there’s nothing obviously skewed about the results. There isn’t!”

There was nothing “skewed” about the results in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina or Wisconsin, as Trump and his apologists have asserted ever since the final vote totals were certified.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 election overwhelmingly. They won it in both the popular and electoral vote, and it wasn’t close.

It’s interesting that Ron Johnson has no problem telling the truth behind closed doors but won’t do so publicly. More proof that Republicans have no spine and remain terrified of the man who tried his best to destroy this country for his own glorification.

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Right-Wing Pastor: The Left Will ‘Take Your Kids’ And ‘Rape Your Wife’ If Trump Isn’t Reinstated

You’ve probably never heard of Hank Kunneman, a right-wing pastor who bills himself as a “prophet” who predicted Donald Trump would win the 2020 election in a landslide.

When Trump lost to President Joe Biden, according to Right Wing Watch, Kunneman began claiming the election had been stolen from the failed, twice-impeached former president and proclaiming that God will “stand with” those who continue to support the most immoral man to ever be elected to the White House.

On Sunday, Kunneman was in rare form, insisting that “anyone with a brain” can see that Trump was victorious:

“President Trump, it’s clearly evident that he won the election. Anybody with a brain can see on the night of the election he was winning by a clear indication that that’s where the election was going. Why in Hell—it’s not a cuss word, I’m talking about a location and an agenda—why would you stop everything and have a guy who was supposed to be—he’s our pretendant, number 46—[he] gets up and starts announcing that he won when the numbers at that time didn’t reflect it?”

Why did Biden declare victory? That’s when you have to break out a tinfoil hat to even begin to follow the “logic” Kunneman employs:

“They did it because they got nervous because all of their Dominion machines were messing up, they stopped the election. Who does that? OK, get a brain? Do you really think that there’s not an agenda? Get a brain? Why did they try so many times to impeach this guy? Because the devil doesn’t want this man to represent us.”

So the devil is stronger than Kunneman’s god? If so, that’s not much of a deity the religious extremists are worshiping.

Hell is working to make us all blind to the truth, Kunneman continued, almost frothing at the mouth with each word he uttered:

“The bottom line is we need the rightful president in position of power. It has to be settled because here’s what the woke culture wants: They want you to ignore the 2020 election, and they want you to ignore the fact that President Trump really did win by a landslide, and it’s proven, and it’s going to continue to be proven. … Do we just ignore it? That’s what they want you to do. This evil agenda that Hell has, they want you to ignore it.”

The most powerful reason Trump must be reinstated, Kunneman added, is that if he isn’t, Democrats and the left (allied with Satan and Hell) are going to start taking your kids away from you and raping your wife:

“He has to be reinstated Why? Because he legally won, he righteously won. … If you ignore it, then it’s saying that they can get by with anything. What next? They’re already trying to force a vaccination that they don’t even know if it works. What next? Shut your churches down? Take your kids out of your home? Rape your wife? Put you in a concentration camp? Who knows?”

Really? Well, Trump led the effort to get the COVID vaccine made in record time. Does that mean he’s working with the devil?

Oh, and as for taking your kids out of your home and raping your wife, it’s safe to bet Trump would be in favor of that, too. After all, he was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl with Jeffrey Epstein and once admitted that he was sexually attracted to his own daughter, Ivanka, when she was underage.

Also, let’s not forget that 26 women have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, including rape.

Here’s a prophecy for Hank Kunneman: If you support a man as evil as Donald Trump, then you’re not much of a “Christian.” You’re just another con man trying to make a buck in the name of the only god you actually worship: The Almighty Dollar.

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Angry Trump Whines About Cable News Outlets Covering Hurricane Ida ‘All Night Long’

Failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump is livid that cable news outlets spent most of Sunday reporting on Hurricane Ida, which was bearing down on the Gulf Coast and made landfall last night.


During a call-in interview with right-wing radio host Todd Starnes, Trump whined that the networks should have been covering events in Afghanistan, which they did all last week:

“Because Afghanistan is not even something that can be discussed in a rational way. The level of stupidity — and we had a great agreement. And Biden admitted the other day, he made a mistake because they didn’t want him to say that no people have been killed since this agreement was signed.”

Actually, the “agreement” Trump referred to was put in place during the final months of his administration, and it was a deeply flawed plan that allowed the Taliban to take control of the country in record time. Trump even sent then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Doha, Qatar, to meet with members of the Taliban, something President Joe Biden has refused to do because he doesn’t want to give the group legitimacy the way Trump did.

Trump also claimed he had been tough on the Taliban and had told the leader of the group he would bomb his house first if anything went wrong. However, considering that the former president is a pathological liar, that’s probably complete nonsense:

“And the media, which is fake and crooked and corrupt, they’re the worst people, they’re the most corrupt people. The only thing I don’t understand is why. They’ve got to hate our country. And they are in fact the enemy of the people. But the corrupt media shows the hurricane all night long.”

Then why doesn’t Trump start his own media company? Probably because no one will invest any money on a project he’s attached to. Trump has always been a failure in the business world and is an incompetent fool who had millions of dollars handed to him by his father. He later squandered that money and had to be bailed out on multiple occasions by his family and banks such as Deutsche Bank, which is getting ready to call the Donald’s loans in later this year.

Here’s an idea for you, Donald: Put the crank away and go to bed instead of staying up all night tweaking. You’re burning out the few brain cells you have left.

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Gaetz, Jordan Were In Contact With Trump ‘More Than Once’ On Day Of Capitol Insurrection: Report

Though he claims not to recall exactly what time he spoke to former President Donald Trump on the day of the Capitol insurrection, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) communicated with Trump “more than once” on January 6 and that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was also on at least one of those calls, according to a report from Politico:

MORE THAN ONE JAN. 6 TRUMP-JORDAN CALL — We know that DONALD TRUMP and Rep. JIM JORDAN spoke once on the day of the Capitol riot, but the Ohio Republican has said he doesn’t remember when their conversation took place. We have some new details that could help clear up that timeframe — including confirmation of at least one more phone conversation between Jordan and the then-president during the siege.”

After they had been evacuated from the House floor, some GOP lawmakers were in a room where they called and spoke with Trump:

After a group of lawmakers were evacuated from the House chamber to a safe room on Jan. 6, Jordan was joined by Rep. MATT GAETZ (R-Fla.) for a call during which they implored Trump to tell his supporters to stand down, per a source with knowledge of that call. The source declined to say how Trump responded to this request.

Jordan, when asked about whether Gaetz participated, said he’d “have to think about it,” citing many conversations he had during the frenetic attack. He also said phone calls to Trump happened more than once on that deadly day.”

Asked about the new details, Jordan told Politico’s Olivia Beavers:

“Look, I definitely spoke to the president that day. I don’t recall — I know it was more than once, I just don’t recall the times.”

A spokesperson for Gaetz was less forthcoming, remarking:

“Congressman Gaetz speaks with President Trump regularly and doesn’t disclose the substance of those discussions with the media.”

The actual number and substance of those calls is of special interest to the House Select Committee investigating what took place on Jan. 6. The committee is expected to request the phone records of several members of Congress and may also subpoena social media postings made by some Republicans as the Capitol was under attack by thousands of pro-Trump protesters. That rioting resulted in the deaths of five people, including a member of the Capitol Police.

If it can be proven that Gaetz, Jordan, or other Republicans coordinated strategy with Trump on the day of the insurrection, it could result in criminal charges being filed against the conspirators.