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A reminder: Tulsi Gabbard’s personal guru is a real piece of work

[Tulsi Gabbard, Chris Butler]

And suddenly, Tulsi Gabbard is in the news again in a big way.

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Mulvaney’s sin: Getting out ahead of the others on the White House ‘so what’ defense

 
Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[Regarding this story: Mick Mulvaney Has Conservatives Asking: WTF Are You Doing?]

Yesterday I surmised that Mick Mulvaney was intentionally advancing the impeachment narrative to its inevitable destination: “Yeah, we crimed, we crimed a lot even, but what’s it to you?”

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Mulvaney steps in it: Can anyone at the White House get their story straight?

 
Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

After Mick Mulvaney’s press conference today, the White House’s official explanations for why Ukraine’s foreign aid was held back have fully gone full circle from…

Continue reading Mulvaney steps in it: Can anyone at the White House get their story straight?

Jehovah’s Witnesses leaders used to condemn televangelists. Now they want to be TV stars.

 
Ex-JW activist Lloyd Evans put out a new video today that looks like all kinds of fun.

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Today in Trump: Incompetence among the super-wealthy, and manufactured martyrdom

Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[Regarding this story: Ex-Aide Saw Gordon Sondland as a Potential National Security Risk]

There’s a pervasive sense among the super-wealthy that they are also super-competent by virtue of their wealth, no matter the the manner in which that wealth came to be.

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Amazing find of 20 ancient coffins found in Egypt near Luxor

 
There’s not a lot of information about this new discovery in Egypt, but we still love this kind of stuff.

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ProPublica: Records suggest Trump has committed fraud even into his presidency

 
Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[In regards to this story: Never-Before-Seen Trump Tax Documents Show Major Inconsistencies]

This seems big-ish. ProPublica evidently obtained either the tax returns or tax summaries for Trump’s NY businesses over the past 8 or so years and you probably won’t be surprised to learn he’s committing fraud, even into his presidency.

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Doomsday family lived in basement for 9 years waiting for the end of the world

 
Very disturbing and confusing story coming out of the Netherlands today about a group of seven people who have been living in a farm’s basement for the past nine years waiting for the world to end.

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Edward Snowden: Attorney General Bill Barr doesn’t want you using encryption

 
Interesting piece by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in today’s Guardian, warning about the US government (with UK and Australian backup) fighting against Facebook’s plans to extend end-to-end encryption to Messenger and Instagram.

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The White House is bluffing when it threatens witnesses over ‘executive privilege’

[Fiona Hill]

Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

The White House has been thuggishly waving around what it calls “executive privilege” like the sword of Damocles over the heads of testifying witnesses before Congress, such as the recently resigned Fiona Hill.

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