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Trump Forced To Cancel Planned Rally – Has To Testify Under Oath In New York Instead

Since he left office in disgrace, failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump has been trying to recreate his time in office by holding political rallies across the country where he whines about being cheated out of a second term and how badly he’s been treated by everyone and everything.

The loser ex-president was planning another of his “Loser’s Tour” events in Greensboro, North Carolina on Friday, July 15, but it turns out he won’t be able to attend and had to cancel the planned event because he has to appear in New York and testify under oath.

The rally, according to the Raleigh News & Observer, featured what can best be called a rouge’s gallery of right-wing douchebags and sycophants who remain loyal to the Donald:

“The American Freedom Tour had announced in May appearances in Greensboro by Trump, Trump Jr., television news personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, former New York state judge Jeanine Pirro, Pinal County (Arizona) Sheriff Mark Lamb and political commentator Dinesh D’Souza.”

July 15 will be the day that Trump and members of his family are finally forced to give testimony in a civil case brought against them and the Trump Organization by New York Attorney General Letitia James, Vox reports:

The former president and his children are slated to appear for testimony starting July 15 until the next week, unless a New York appeals court intervenes, according to the court documents.

New York Attorney General Letitia James said earlier this year that her office’s investigation found that the Trump Organization allegedly used “fraudulent and misleading asset valuations to obtain economic benefits.”

The former president is also expected to be one of the main areas of focus for the January 6 committee tomorrow. Specifically, the panel will lay out how Trump allegedly coordinated with domestic terrorist groups and congressional Republicans to try and overturn the results of the 2020 election.

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Jim Jordan Calls Cassidy Hutchinson’s Testimony ‘Hearsay’ – Gets Reminded Of His College Sex Scandal

Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan is such a clueless fool, and he proved it today when he sent out a tweet suggesting that former Trump administration aide Cassidy Hutchinson had provided nothing more than “hearsay” when she testified before the January 6 House Select Committee earlier this afternoon.

Using the Twitter account of the House Judiciary GOP (which Jordan’s office controls), the congressman posted:

“It’s literally all hearsay evidence. What a joke.”

That led former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti to give Jordan a lesson in the law, which he so clearly needs:

And then Ken White, a partner at Brown, White & Osborn, who tweets under the handle of “Popehat,” shredded Jordan by bringing up the sexual assault scandal he was part of while an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University.

“So if a player comes up to you and says ‘hey coach I went to the team doctor for a bloody nose and he grabbed my genitals instead,’ that’s not hearsay because he’s not repeating an out-of-court statement, it’s something that person perceived.”

“But if people came to you and said ‘hey coach a bunch of people are complaining that the team doctor is perving on them in the showers and doing gratuitous genital exams,’ that would be hearsay, because they’re talking about other people’s statements.”

“Now, say you were being sued for something — say, some sort of grotesque dereliction of duty for failing to report or stop the serial sexual abuse of people under your care — and a witness said ‘I told coach about it and he said ‘I have nothing to do with this.” That’s not hearsay either, because in that case you’re a party opponent and a statement of a party opponent is not hearsay. Just like first-hand witness testimony about what Trump said would be a statement of a party opponent in, say, a prosecution of Trump.”

As a finishing touch, Jones also noted that he thinks Trump is facing prosecution:

Jim Jordan just loves owning himself, doesn’t he?

 

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Boebert Facing Eviction From Her Colorado Gun-Themed Restaurant

Even if she does manage to win a second term in Congress, it appears that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) won’t be able to forestall the closing of her restaurant, Shooters Grill, which is facing eviction at the end of August, though it could also be much sooner than that.

The Daily Beast reports:

Boebert told The Daily Beast that she and her husband, Jayson Boebert, had been surprised to receive the notice last week announcing that their lease would not be renewed. The building’s ownership changed hands last month, she said, and now Shooters would either have to find new digs or shut down for good.

But the day after that notice arrived, an anti-Boebert political group somehow got word that the timeline was even tighter than that—two weeks, the group said, putting the possible ouster just days before Republicans hit the polls for primary day.

Her employees hadn’t heard that yet, so Boebert scrambled to quash that rumor, which she characterized to The Daily Beast as rank misinformation. Still, the truth stood: The restaurant she and her husband founded eight years ago was on the brink of closing.

Shooters Grill is an essential part of the “success” story Boebert has sold to voters, asserting that she rose from nothing and managed to become a successful business owner with hard work and a belief in the American dream.

The facts, however, suggest that Boebert’s definition of success isn’t exactly in line with reality.

A recent report from Mother Jones revealed that Shooters is already on the verge of collapsing financially:

Employees tell me they believed that Boebert’s husband, who works as a consultant in the oil and gas industry, was keeping the company afloat. “There were times when we were waiting for him to get his check, so that way she could get us our check,” one former employee says. According to Boyington, “He’s the one who paid the rent, all the bills, everything.”

And yet Boebert insists the restaurant is doing fine financially:

“Does a restaurant ever turn a profit? No, we’re doing fine. We’re not in the red, we’re—we’re in the black, so it’s a lot better than last year.”

As with nearly everything Boebert says, it’s almost impossible to separate the truth from the mountain of bullshit that surrounds it.

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Don Jr. Gets Squashed Flat When His Attempt To Troll Hillary Clinton Backfires On Him

Like his father, Donald Trump Jr. is an arrogant shit-heel who loves to try and troll people online, even though he’s not even marginally good at it and almost always winds up owning himself with his pedestrian postings.

For example, Junior decided he’d attack Hillary Clinton for her online announcement that she’s going to be teaching a Masterclass:

That led Don Jr. to respond in typical fashion, even though he’s never accomplished anything in his life other than sucking up to his old man and cheating on the wife of his children:

He’s bringing up Jeffrey Epstein when his own father was president and his handpicked toady, William Barr, was head of the DOJ, which ran the federal prison Epstein allegedly “killed himself” at?

Also, let’s not forget that Donald Trump was good friends with Epstein and was even accused of raping a 13-year-old girl with the late financier/sexual predator.

It didn’t take long before Junior got smacked down by internet karma:

Hey, Junior: Is your Masterclass going to be on cutting lines perfectly and rolling hundred dollar bills tightly but not too tightly?

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Redistricting In California May Cost Devin Nunes His Congressional Seat

 

While Democratic challengers have been trying (and failing) for years to defeat Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), redistricting could well send Nunes into early retirement as soon as the 2022 midterm elections.

The Fresno Bee reports that the California redistricting commission has just unveiled a map which would put Nunes in a new district which went heavily for President Joe Biden in 2020:

An editor for The Cook Political Report, which tracks elections, wrote on Twitter that Nunes’ district would turn from having voted for former President Donald Trump in 2020 by five percentage points to one that backed President Joe Biden by nine.

 

While the maps could be changed as a result of constituent feedback, the redistricting commission has the final say in the matter.

There are few members of Congress from the Golden State who are more despised than Nunes, a loyal supporter of Trump who even went on what later became known as “Devin’s midnight run,” a late night meeting at the White House in 2017 where he was given access to a confidential source and shared classified intelligence with Trump.

The head of the House Intelligence Committee secretly went to the White House grounds to meet with a source, before he surprised his colleagues by briefing the president — and the press — on information they hadn’t seen.

In other words, Nunes broke with protocol in an attempt to curry favor with Trump and short-circuit the investigation of possible ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russian officials, meaning he directly helped benefit the Russians as they sought to hide their connections to Trump.

Under the proposed redistricting plan, the city of Fresno would be split three ways, with Nunes getting a slice of the city but seeing his new district turn considerably bluer than it is now, which could be the end of his political career.

About the only option Nunes would have is to run in a more Republican district, though those are few and far between in California as Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report noted:

Nunes has represented the 22nd congressional district since 2013.

As of today, Nunes is already facing four Democratic challengers in next year’s election, and if redistricting makes the 22nd even more Democratic, Nunes appears headed for an almost certain loss.