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JUST IN: Nearly 2000 Justice Dept. officials have signed onto a letter calling for Attorney General William Barr to resign over what they describe as his improper intervention in the criminal case of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. https://abcn.ws/2WPKHgG



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BREAKING: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus concerns. https://abcn.ws/35Vtmaf



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State Department inspector general fired

Source: Politico



State Department Inspector General Steve Linick has been fired, according to a senior administration official and a congressional aide.

Linick, a Justice Department veteran appointed to the role in 2013 by then President Barack Obama, is the latest of a slew of inspectors general to be ousted in recent months.

He played a minor role in the House of Representatives' impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, ferrying a trove of documents to lawmakers that had been provided to the State Department by Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer.

The State Department did not immediately respond to a request to explain why Linick had been fired.

 



Read more: https://www.politico...al-fired-261536



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Trump admin slaps solar, wind operators with retroactive rent bills

May 18, 2020

(Reuters) - The Trump administration has ended a two-year rent holiday for solar and wind projects operating on federal lands, handing them whopping retroactive bills at a time the industry is struggling with the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, according to company officials.

The move represents a multi-million-dollar hit to an industry that has already seen installation projects canceled or delayed by the global health crisis, which has cut investment and dimmed the demand outlook for power.

It also clashes with broader government efforts in the United States to shield companies from the worst of the economic turmoil through federal loans, waived fees, tax breaks and trimmed regulatory enforcement.

U.S. power plant owner Avangrid Inc, majority owned by Spain’s Iberdrola, received a bill for more than $3 million for two years of rent on its 131-megawatt Tule wind project on federal land near San Diego, according to spokesman Paul Copleman.

Officials at two other renewable projects also confirmed they had received retroactive rent bills from the federal government but asked not to be named discussing the issue as the industry continues to lobby the government for support to weather the downturn.

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On the one hand oligopic markets tend towards corrupt firms (fossil fuel lobby) using the state to regulate away competition instead of actually competing and making the better product. On the other hand if a multibillion dollar industry runs it's margins so thin while padding suited pockets that it can't handle a few million dollars in fines/rent/legal fees or whatever they deserve to go bust.

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Many per capitas

 

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Trump refers to Tulsi Gabbard as "Kelsey Gabbard"

 

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Trump’s letter to Tedros at the WHO.

Curiously, neither CNN nor MSNBC (let alone second tier media) have reported on this or even acknowledged it exists.

The full text is found slightly down the page.

https://order-order....h-organisation/

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Perhaps Trump's words would actually carry weight in that letter if his administration had listened to U.S intelligence reports about the threat of the virus in November. Yes, the WHO failed miserably, but I don't see how lambasting it and cutting funding while doing nothing to change how the situation was handled domestically is constructive.

 

Is the administration going to institute a real lockdown to stop the virus in a ready manner? No, it's going to entertain reopening while the curve is still exponential. Will they establish codified protocols that cannot be overturned by executive order that will guarantee proper track and trace procedures and border closures in future pandemics? No. Will they fund public medical research in virology to combat pandemics that is guaranteed to enter the public domain? Will they ensure a national stockpile of emergency medical equipment in ratios great enough to meet the need of all citizens in any disaster without priced gouged government contracts? No. Will they nationalize enough infrastructure to ensure the health system will never face collapse again? No. Will they limit consumer air travel in general? No. 

 

If even one of these steps were being taken the administration would deserve some measure of respect. As it stands they should be tried for crimes against the nation and barred from ever serving in a public office or private position of power (anything with hire/fire/administrative power) ever again. The same can be said for the democrats for that matter, it's not as if the speaker of the house isn't privy to matters of national security. This is not some slip up, it's the systemic norm and deliberate criminal neglect. The government cared about short term economic figures over the public good, even when the "long term" (6 months) effects were catastrophic. If this economic system/governance structure cannot cope with a mere weeks of true national emergency (it clearly can't) that is the litmus test for failure along side consent issues I've approached in other threads. 



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Perhaps Trump's words would actually carry weight in that letter if his administration had listened to U.S intelligence reports about the threat of the virus in November. Yes, the WHO failed miserably, but I don't see how lambasting it and cutting funding while doing nothing to change how the situation was handled domestically is constructive.

 

Is the administration going to institute a real lockdown to stop the virus in a ready manner? No, it's going to entertain reopening while the curve is still exponential. Will they establish codified protocols that cannot be overturned by executive order that will guarantee proper track and trace procedures and border closures in future pandemics? No. Will they fund public medical research in virology to combat pandemics that is guaranteed to enter the public domain? Will they ensure a national stockpile of emergency medical equipment in ratios great enough to meet the need of all citizens in any disaster without priced gouged government contracts? No. Will they nationalize enough infrastructure to ensure the health system will never face collapse again? No. Will they limit consumer air travel in general? No. 

 

If even one of these steps were being taken the administration would deserve some measure of respect. As it stands they should be tried for crimes against the nation and barred from ever serving in a public office or private position of power (anything with hire/fire/administrative power) ever again. The same can be said for the democrats for that matter, it's not as if the speaker of the house isn't privy to matters of national security. This is not some slip up, it's the systemic norm and deliberate criminal neglect. The government cared about short term economic figures over the public good, even when the "long term" (6 months) effects were catastrophic. If this economic system/governance structure cannot cope with a mere weeks of true national emergency (it clearly can't) that is the litmus test for failure along side consent issues I've approached in other threads. 

 

Well said.



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https://twitter.com/...6406886401?s=09

Futurist @mpesce speaks to @bevvo14 about how @DonaldTrump's attack on @Twitter for adding fact-check labels to some of his tweets will only "continue to produce the divide that Trump and Twitter are really good at creating"... #TheWorld https://t.co/56YLB5V57L

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Should I take insulin

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'We Will Strongly Regulate, Or Close Them Down.' Trump Threatens To Shutter Social Media Platforms A

 

Source: TIME



(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened social media companies with new regulations or even shuttering a day after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets. The president can't unilaterally regulate or close the companies, which would require action by Congress or the Federal Communications Commission. But that didn't stop Trump from angrily issuing a strong warning.

Claiming tech giants "silence conservative voices," Trump tweeted, "We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen." Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen.

We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016. We can't let a more sophisticated version of that....-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2020 And he repeated his unsubstantiated claim -- which sparked his latest showdown with Silicon Valley -- that expanding mail-in voting "would be a free for all on cheating, forgery and the theft of Ballots."

Trump and his campaign angrily lashed out Tuesday after Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots "fraudulent" and predicted that "mail boxes will be robbed," among other things. Under the tweets, there is now a link reading "Get the facts about mail-in ballots" that guides users to a Twitter "moments" page with fact checks and news stories about Trump's unsubstantiated claims...

 



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"These transcripts CONFIRM pretty much everything Mueller accused Flynn of doing, and they DEBUNK much of what Trump has said about Flynn. The transcripts corroborate Flynn's guilty plea and further prove that he lied to the FBI about his Russian calls."

 

https://twitter.com/...493269174824962



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Most ppl can gaze upward w/ their eyes while moving their head back to see upward. Trump can’t do either w/ his FTD. It’s almost like the need to look up initiated an involuntary jerk backwards. He then seemed disoriented like he jumped off a swing. He should be wearing a helmet.

 

https://twitter.com/...842693482708993



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George Floyd's Brother Says Trump Was Dismissive On Condolence Call

31/05/2020 03:32 BST

A condolence phone call from President Donald Trump ended up frustrating George Floyd’s brother, who said Trump “didn’t give [him] the opportunity to even speak.”

“It hurt me,” Philonise Floyd said in an interview Saturday on MSNBC. Floyd’s brother George died Monday during an arrest by white police officers in Minneapolis. He was 46.

The call with Trump was “so fast,” Floyd told the Rev. Al Sharpton on “Politics Nation.”

“He didn’t give me the opportunity to even speak,” Floyd said, as his son Brandon sat beside him. “It was hard. I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept, like, pushing me off, like: ‘I don’t want to hear what you’re talking about.’”

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St. John's clergy: Trump used church as prop, Bible as symbol of division

Updated 5 hours ago

Current and former clergy of the historic St. John's Episcopal Church expressed furor and confusion over President Trump's visit on Monday, which he claimed was to honor the establishment after George Floyd protestors sparked a small fire on the property Sunday night.

The big picture: Park rangers and military police deployed tear gas and physical force to disperse peaceful protestors from Lafayette Park, which surrounds the White House, so Trump could walk to "pay respects" to the church — and a former St. John's rector on the scene revealed in a Facebook post that she was left "coughing" from the tear gas.

Details: Rector Gini Gerbasi, who previously worked at St. John's in Lafayette Park and now works at the St. John's in nearby Georgetown, said she was helping the Black Lives Matter organizers, fellow clergy and others hand out water during the peaceful protest when the tear gas and rubber bullets were fired. "That man turned it into a BATTLE GROUND first, and a cheap political stunt second," she said of Trump.

"We were literally DRIVEN OFF of the St. John's, Lafayette Square patio with tear gas and concussion grenades and police in full riot gear," Gerbasi said. "We were pushed back 20 feet." She said she was OK but "shaken" by the ordeal.

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President Trump and his allies are now openly threatening violence against Americans

 

https://www.theverge...witter-facebook

 

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(The Verge) Emerging after days of darkness, President Donald Trump threatened Americans on Monday night with a military crackdown involving “thousands of heavily armed soldiers.” Shortly before Trump appeared on camera, federal police under his authority attacked a peaceful group of people near the White House with tear gas and rubber bullets, including members of a local Christian clergy. The group was violently cleared from the churchyard without warning so that Trump could walk over to create propaganda. Years in the making, Trump’s violent rhetoric, spread by the most powerful communications companies in history, is being realized in violent action against ordinary people by the hands of armed authorities.

 

President Trump celebrates violence. He is responsible for the grotesque abuse of children and families on our borders. He pardoned a Navy SEAL convicted of war crimes. He celebrates violence at his rallies, and he has complained that his supporters are not violent enough. He celebrates violence against journalists. Years before George Floyd was killed by police, Trump told police that they should harm prisoners in their custody. Because he desires violence wherever he looks, the president even wishes football was more violent. His followers listen.


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"This man started an account where he tweets exactly what the president tweets. He just got suspended."

 

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