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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.

Here’s more on Bannon being sent to prison:

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#BoebertCrimeFamily Trends After Her Son Is Arrested And Charged With Dozens Of Crimes

Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) 18-year-old son, Tyler, was arrested on Tuesday and is accused of dozens of crimes involving trespassing and property theft, NBC News reports.

Tyler Jay Boebert faces felony counts of criminal possession of identification documents, conspiracy to commit a felony, and more than 15 additional misdemeanor and petty offenses, the Rifle Police Department said in a Facebook post.

“This is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time,” the post said. “All suspects are considered innocent until adjudicated guilty in a court of law.”

As of Wednesday morning, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office listed Tyler Boebert as an inmate in the county jail with no bond amount or release date set.

Ironically, Tyler Boebert’s arrest came just hours after the congresswoman made the following post on social media:

As you’d expect, the karmic slapdown handed to the Boebert clan resulted in a new trending hashtag on Twitter/X: #BoebertCrimeFamily, and that spawned some truly memorable responses to Mrs. Boebert’s snarky tweet.

https://twitter.com/MarieB08/status/1762861655396929880?s=20

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Tommy Tuberville Gets Schooled On The Crime Rate In Alabama Vs. New York In Brutal Social Media Takedown

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) got a thorough online fact-check from a reporter in his home state when he attempted to suggest that New York is “crime-ridden.”

Tuberville made his accusation against the Empire State on Twitter/X in response to President Joe Biden’s trip to New York City for an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

“Hope Joe Biden enjoyed going out for ice cream in NYC while the rest of the city is afraid of crime and migrants.”

Kyle Whitmire of AL.com laid a nasty social media beatdown on the senator.

Others then joined the online debate and slammed Tuberville.

Tommy needs to stay off social media. And he needs to get a functional brain.

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RNC Chair McDaniel And Trump May Face Bribery Charges For Their Role In 2020 Election Conspiracy

Now that we know there’s a recording of failed one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump pressuring Michigan officials to not certify the results of the 2020 election in the Wolverine State, there could soon be new criminal charges against him and Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel, according to a legal expert.

On Thursday, The Detroit News reported on the phone call.

Then-President Donald Trump personally pressured two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers not to sign the certification of the 2020 presidential election, according to recordings reviewed by The Detroit News and revealed publicly for the first time.

On a Nov. 17, 2020, phone call, which also involved Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Trump told Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, the two GOP Wayne County canvassers, they’d look “terrible” if they signed the documents after they first voted in opposition and then later in the same meeting voted to approve certification of the county’s election results, according to the recordings.

“We’ve got to fight for our country,” said Trump on the recordings, made by a person who was present for the call with Palmer and Hartmann. “We can’t let these people take our country away from us.” 

McDaniel, a Michigan native and the leader of the Republican Party nationally, said at another point in the call, “If you can go home tonight, do not sign it. … We will get you attorneys.”

That offer of attorneys in exchange for not certifying the election is bribery, Anthony Michael Kreis of the Georgia State University College of Law noted, sharing his thoughts on Twitter.

“It seems like Ronna McDaniel could be in some trouble in Michigan and Donald Trump may be facing a fifth set of charges. A promise was offered in exchange for an official act, unlike in Georgia where the preferred method appears to have been limited to browbeating state officials.”

“And that’s before any other public corruption / election fraud conspiracy type crimes that could be well implicated.”

“The real issue is whether providing a lawyer is a “valuable thing.” On the one hand, it isn’t the kind of thing that we typically would consider as being offered as a bribe. On the other hand, it is a materially valuable thing offered in exchange for a corrupt official act.

“If we think of bribery statutes as criminalizing the offering/accepting of goods that are enriching or personally benefiting the public official, then dangling an attorney falls outside that prohibition. But the terms of these statutes aren’t so limited. Be curious to see case law.”

Special Counsel Jack Smith will also be interested in the Michigan phone call and could well amend his election interference indictment to include bribery charges for both Trump and McDaniel.

The more we find out about GOP efforts to overturn the 2020 balloting, the more it seems like every damn one of them at every level of government was a willing co-conspirator.

 

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Trump’s Comments On Israel ‘Giving Prosecutors New Material’ To Convict Him In Classified Docs Case

With his every word about the ongoing battle between Israel and Hamas terrorists who attacked the country a week ago, failed former president Donald Trump is strengthening the criminal case against him for his alleged stealing of classified documents when he left the White House.

Just this week, the Washington Post notes, Trump made the case against him even more airtight by suggesting that he has a “willful disregard for protecting national security secrets.”

During a campaign rally in Florida on Wednesday, the disgraced ex-president, who is facing 91 criminal counts in multiple jurisdictions, remarked:

“I don’t think this has ever been told. They’ll say, ‘Oh, it’s classified information.’ Maybe it is, but I don’t think so.”

The former president then proceeded to tell a story about a U.S. operation in 2020 that killed Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force. Trump claimed that Israel was an important partner in the effort but backed out at the last minute. “We had everything all set to go, and the night before it happened, I got a call that Israel would not be participating in this attack,” Trump said. “Nobody’s heard this story before, but I’d like to tell it to Club 47 because you’ve been so loyal and so beautiful.”

Seconds later, Trump told his supporters,  “I can do whatever I want, but I did nothing wrong.”

That’s some deeply flawed logic. If you can do whatever you want, then how could it possibly be wrong? The volume of indictments against Trump certainly suggest he isn’t above the law and he did something illegal in the eyes of the Justice Department.

Even one of Trump’s former attorneys thinks the former president is making a huge mistake with his comments.

“Trump’s public statements erode his defenses enormously,” said Ty Cobb, who served as a White House lawyer in the Trump administration but has become an outspoken public critic of the former president. “Flip-flopping between ‘I had the power’ with the classified documents and “there was a process” — both acknowledge the possession of the classified documents.”

Trump has also seriously undercut his defense during interviews such as the one he gave to NBC’s “Meet the Press” just last month.

Trump kneecapped a key defense strategy his lawyers have raised in that case — that he was fighting the election results based on advice from attorneys.

Trump said in the interview that he decided for himself the election was stolen from him. “It was my decision,” the former president said, though he acknowledged he also listened to lawyers. “You know who I listen to? Myself. I saw what happened.”

Once more, it’s clear that Donald Trump is his own worst enemy and will likely be the primary reason he loses in court and winds up incarcerated for the remainder of his life.