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Steve Bannon Hilariously Trolled By Legal Experts Discussing Hygiene Items He Can Buy In Prison

Former Trump administration adviser Steve Bannon will be heading to prison on July 1 where he will serve a four-month sentence after being found guilty of contempt of Congress in 2022.

Legal analyst Allison Gill and former FBI agent Peter Strzok discussed Bannon’s plight on their “Cleanup on Aisle 45” podcast, and they had fun trolling him as they took a look at items Bannon will have access to via the prison commissary.

“This is my favorite part on ‘Cleanup on Aisle 45,'” Strzok remarked. “When we get to go to a new federal correctional institution that one of the people surrounding [Donald] Trump has been incarcerated at and do a select-reading of the products available. In this case, Danbury FCI, which is where Steve Bannon is headed.”

Strzok said he was very surprised there’s such a “broad and exhaustive list of hair and skin care products” available to inmates. And he added, “But he hasn’t used them up until this point in his life. Why start now? Why start in jail?”

Gill wondered if Bannon might “find Jesus” while incarcerated the way many do.

“Some people start weightlifting in prison,” Gill noted. “Some people learn basketball. Maybe he’ll start hygiene!”

In response, Strzok speculated Bannon might try some skin peels while he’s in lockup.

“Get a little retinol. Wash that hair. Get a comb.”

Just hygiene, in general,” Gill speculated. “Maybe just go down to two shirts.”

“A brush/comb combo for the first time in his life,” Strzok said.

If nothing else, maybe prison officials will insist that Bannon take a shower. From the looks of him, he hasn’t had one of those since Trump left office in 2021.

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New Polling Points To ‘Real Fallout’ From Trump’s Criminal Conviction

As we near the three-week mark since convicted felon Donald Trump was found guilty on 34 criminal counts by a Manhattan jury, it appears that the verdict is indeed dragging down the failed former president’s polls numbers, especially among a key bloc of voters.

Politico, in conjunction with Ipsos, released the results of their latest poll this morning, and it shows that 21 percent of independent voters say Trump’s conviction makes them less likely to vote for him and will also play an important role in who they cast their ballot for this November.

“Among the most notable findings in our poll: 21 percent of independents said the conviction made them less likely to support Trump and that it would be an important factor in their vote. In a close election, small shifts among independent and swing voters could determine the outcome.”

Additionally, while Trump and his allies have repeatedly attempted to sow distrust of the American judicial system, respondents remain confident in it, with one glaring exception: The U.S. Supreme Court.

“But the least trusted actors in the legal system are not the lawyers prosecuting or defending the cases, or even the kind of state judges presiding over Trump’s case. They are the Supreme Court justices themselves, whose public approval has taken a considerable hit in recent years thanks to unpopular rulings issued by the conservative supermajority and a series of rolling ethical controversies involving Republican appointees Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas.”

The responses from independents should terrify Trump’s campaign brain trust, Politico notes.

“Thirty-two percent of them said that the conviction made them less likely to support Trump. Only 12 percent of them said that it made them more likely to support Trump.”

The new poll also shows that just having a conviction on his record could drive voters away from Trump, which is reflected in the 21 percent who told Ipsos the former president being a felon matters to their vote and makes them less likely to support him when they cast their ballot.

If the upcoming election is as close as the one we saw in 2020, that 21 percent could prove decisive, especially in key battleground states such as Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, all of which are in play at the moment.

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Adam Schiff Trolls The GOP And Trump At House Hearing – Repeats The Word ‘Guilty’ 34 Times

As Senate Republicans were holding an early birthday celebration for convicted felon Donald Trump on Capitol Hill Thursday — the first time Trump has been back to Washington, D.C. since the January 6, 2021 insurrection — the House Judiciary Committee was in session for a hearing on the supposed “weaponization” of the American judicial system against the disgraced ex-president.

But if the GOP was hoping to accuse others of improper actions, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) reminded his Trump-worshiping colleagues on the other side of the aisle that they’re nothing but pathetic hypocrites, HuffPost reports, beginning his remarks by repeating the word “guilty” 34 times to echo the findings of guilt by a Manhattan jury in Trump’s hush money and election interference trial, which concluded two weeks ago.

“Guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty.”

“This was what the jury pronounced unanimously on every count,” Schiff added.

Schiff also tied his Republican colleagues directly to Trump, letting them know they too have to pay a price for the former president’s legal problems.

“My Republican colleagues don’t really contest Donald Trump’s guilt, this is the fascinating thing. Their argument is essentially, he should have never been prosecuted. Or they falsely claim it was a political prosecution. Or they falsely claim it should have been a misdemeanor, not a felony,” Schiff said.

“But they don’t contest, not really, that Donald Trump was making hush money payments to a porn star to hide their affair from voters.”

The California Democrat concluded his comments by mocking the GOP for their willingness to accept the most immoral behavior imaginable as long as comes from Donald Trump.

“The party, formally of the moral majority, is now I suppose trying to fashion some kind of immoral majority to reinstate Donald Trump as president.”

Social media stood and applauded Schiff.

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Trump Campaign Asking VP Candidates If They’ve Ever Been Convicted Of A Crime

According to Ohio Republican Sen. J.D. Vance, the campaign of convicted felon/GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is currently vetting potential running mates for the ticket.

Vance was a guest on “Fox & Friends,” and co-host Steve Doocy noted there are reports that some of the possible vice presidential candidates have “been asked to submit documents to be vetted.”

“You’re not at that level yet,” Doocy suggested, adding: “Or are you?”

Vance confirmed that his team had been asked “for a number of things. A number of people have been asked to submit this and that.”

Doocy then inquired, “Like your taxes or something? Your criminal background?”

“I don’t know everything they’ve been asked. Yeah, but certainly like, ‘Have you ever committed a crime?’ ‘Have you ever lied about this?’ Certainly, you have those conversations, but I think a lot of people have those conversations,” Vance told Doocy.

So let’s see if I’ve got this right. The Trump 2024 camp, which is headed by a man who was recently convicted on 34 felony counts in New York, wants to know if potential running mates have a rap sheet, but they’re just fine with Donnie’s criming. Yep, that’s certainly on brand for the biggest hypocrite to ever run for office.

As you’d expect, the irony wasn’t lost on social media, with many — including former Biden administration press secretary Jen Psaki — pointing and laughing.

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Trump Could Lose Secret Service Protection And Other Perks Under New Laws

Convicted felon Donald Trump could wind up without any protection from the U.S. Secret Service, along with other perks normally given to former presidents under a new law that would strip those benefits away from any ex-head of state who is convicted of a felony.

Two House Democrats have proposed legislation that would have a major impact on Trump, according to HuffPost.

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) introduced one of the bills and said he did so after heading up the House committee that looked at the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol.

“I was disappointed in how the president conducted himself as president. He put a lot of people’s lives in danger. So I saw that,” Thompson told HuffPost.

“But more importantly, why would you want to protect a felon?”

Like other ex-presidents, Trump currently receives a security detail provided by American taxpayers, along with a yearly pension of $246,400, and a budget for travel, office space, and staff.

But Thompson’s legislation would disallow Trump from any of those perks because he was found guilty on 34 criminal charges in Manhattan.

Rep. Laura Sanchez (D-CA) is also proposing a bill, named the “No Glory for Hate Act” that would do many of the same things as Thompson’s proposal.

“I first introduced this bill after the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Since then, Trump continues to be a threat to our democracy. His behavior and the hatred he spews has become increasingly hostile. This is not someone who belongs back in the White House and certainly not someone who deserves monuments built in his honor,” Sanchez explained.

As you’d expect, Republicans are outraged that Trump might lose his security detail because he’s a criminal, with Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) whining, “You have a member of Congress that actually introduced legislation to take away his Secret Service and his personal security, basically saying that they would like to expose him to physical harm, danger, maybe even assassination.”

Oh well, Andy. As the old saying goes, Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.