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Rhiannon12866's Journal
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July 12, 2024

Trump VP Contender's PAST WORDS Come Back to HAUNT Him - Against All Enemies

JD Vance is reportedly on the short list for Donald Trump’s VP pick. Ken discusses Senator Vance’s transformation, from Trump critic to Trump sycophant, with fellow Ohioan and State Representative, Casey Weinstein. - 07/12/2024.
July 12, 2024

Stephen Colbert - Guest CBS News Chief Political Analyst John Dickerson

John Dickerson: It’s Not Clear Why The White House Ran Polls Testing Harris’s Chances vs. Trump

The anchor of “The Daily Report with John Dickerson” stops by to discuss the speculation around President Biden’s candidacy and reports that his team is seeking to learn how Vice President Harris would fare in a matchup against Donald Trump. Stick around for two more segments with John Dickerson and catch his show Monday through Thursday on the CBS News app.

Parsing Nancy Pelosi’s Evasive Comments About President Biden - John Dickerson

CBS News Chief Political Analyst John Dickerson examines comments made by Speaker Emeritus Pelosi about whether President Biden should stay in the race. Stick around for more with John and watch his show, “The Daily Report with John Dickerson,” Monday through Thursday on the CBS News app.

Trump Told Lies Both Big And Small - John Dickerson On The Former President’s Debate Performance

The anchor of “The Daily Report with John Dickerson” takes a close look at the laundry list of lies the former president told during the last debate. “The Daily Report with John Dickerson” is available Monday through Thursday on the CBS News app.
July 12, 2024

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 7/11/2024

Top Dems Pull Away From Biden | White House Claps Back At Clooney | Boeing Strands U.S. Astronauts

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer appear to be wavering in their support for the president, Biden’s team pushed back at George Clooney after his op-ed urging the president to step aside, and two of America’s astronauts are stuck in space thanks to problems with a Boeing spacecraft.

Meanwhile... Matthew McConaughey Is OK | Margarita Butt Funnel | Heinz Every Sauce

Meanwhile... Matthew McConaughey is recovering after a nasty bee sting to his face, unruly restaurant customers in Georgia tried to funnel a margarita in an inappropriate way, and Heinz wants you to try all their sauces mixed into one bottle.

“Who Wants To Be A Candidate?”

President Biden, should you continue your run for president?

July 12, 2024

Trump Has Complete Meltdown After Fox "News" Releases Unflattering Polls - Farron Balanced

Donald Trump flipped out this week after Fox "News" talked about new polling data that shows him only one point ahead of President Biden, but LOSING to Vice President Kamala Harris. Trump doesn't like anyone telling him things that are real, so he railed against Fox News and one of their hosts on Truth Social before promising to release the "real" polling numbers soon. Farron Cousins explains what happened. - 07/11/2024.

*This transcript was auto-generated. Please excuse any typos.

]As I talked about earlier this week, Donald Trump spent his entire weekend, uh, between rounds of golf ranting like a lunatic on truth social about how much he's off at Fox News. But apparently that wasn't the end of it because Donald Trump got even at Fox News as this week has gone on, because Fox News, believe it or not, had the audacity to talk about presidential polling. Here's what happened. Fox News did a couple segments this week talking about the new surveys that they took. They put out this data, it shows that Donald Trump is beating President Biden nationally by two points, which is a one point increase from where he was before the debate. So even with all the coverage of President Biden, since that debate, he's only lost one point nationally. So really not, I guess, as bad as all the media coverage would have you think, right?

He, he lost one point in the polls from a bad debate, okay? That that's not that bad, really, to be honest with you. That's not bad at all. But Trump was so furious that they talked about their new polling showing him only beating Biden by two points that Trump said this, on truth, social Fox News will never take great polls from reputable pollsters where I'm beating crooked Joe, the worst president in history by a lot, but will take fake confidential Democrat polls that they leak to Fox News and go up big with him. John Roberts, a real heavyweight, was the anchor. I'll be releasing real polls shortly now, after I read that, I was like, okay, let me go check Donald Trump's truth social feed. I wanna see if he actually did release polls. And believe it or not, he did. I was, I was shocked.

He actually put out multiple posts with all of these different polls showing him crushing President Biden, but none of them were actually showing that he was crushing President Biden. Nationally, most of these polls were internal polls, which are always greatly skewed in favor of the party doing the polls. Um, in, in individual swing states, some of them weren't even swing states. Like he put out some Red State polls too, showing him crushing Biden by double digits. And it's like, well, yeah, that's, that's like a stronghold for you, dude. Like, you're not gonna lose that state. So he puts out this misleading information, uh, with huge margins of error, by the way. But he also puts out a national poll from Rasmussen, right? And that's the pollster. Donald Trump's like, this is the most reputable, the best one ever. Even though Rasmussen skews dangerously to the right and has for years and years

And years, their polls are always way more favorable to Republicans than any other polls. But that's why Donald Trump likes them, 'cause it makes 'em look better. So the big question, of course, is why is Donald Trump mad that Fox News showed that he is beating President Biden in the polls? Well, that's not what actually made him angry. That's what he talked about in his little post, because he can't actually say what he wants to say because John Roberts, the guy he specifically called out, added this during the segment. Trump beats Biden 43 to 42%. But in that same internal polling, Kamala Harris beats Trump 42 to 41, and Hillary Clinton at the top of the ticket with Harris as the running mate, uh, beats Trump 43 to 40. So when you take a look at the internal information is sticking with Biden the right way to go.

So John Roberts pointed out that, Hey, vice President Harris beats Donald Trump, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, paired with Harris, beats Donald Trump by even more. And that is what set Donald Trump off. He's not mad that they talked about he's beating Biden. He's mad that they talked about these two women are beating the crap outta him. But he couldn't say that. So he had to try to be sly with it and go after John Roberts. And everybody's like, why are you going after John Roberts? And that's why, because Roberts had the audacity to present reality to Donald Trump, which as we all know, is always going to piss him off.

July 12, 2024

GOP Doesn't Just Want Women Dead They Want Women To Suffer... - Thom Hartmann

Are GOP bans on women's healthcare designed to make women suffer? - Aired on 07/10/2024.
July 12, 2024

Trump's Coup Clowns - July 11, 2024 Updates - Raw News And Politics

July 11, 2024 updates about Donald Trump allies accused of assisting in his attempted coup to reverse the results of the 2020 presidential election.
July 12, 2024

Judge Luttig Issues DIRE WARNING after SCOTUS Ruling - Meidas Touch

Former federal appellate Judge, conservative icon, and defender of the Constitution J. Michael Luttig joins Legal AF anchor Michael Popok for a hard hitting look at SCOTUS granting Trump absolute immunity against virtually all criminal prosecutions, that the Judge just called part of the “unsouling” of America and an “abomination” that will go down as one of the all time worst decisions in history. - 07/12/2024.
July 12, 2024

Biden's high-stakes press conference - MSNBC reaction HIGHLIGHTS

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Joy Reid, Nicolle Wallace, Lawrence O'Donnell, Jen Psaki and more discuss President Biden's press conference following the end of the NATO Summit he hosted in Washington. - Aired on 07/11/2024.
July 12, 2024

NYT, LA Times call Trump 'unfit' for office - The 11th Hour - MSNBC

Jen Palmieri and Stuart Stevens discuss Trump's recent campaign events. - Aired on 07/11/2024.
July 12, 2024

Clarence Thomas Could Face Federal Investigation For Possible Tax Law Violations - Ring of Fire

Democrats in the Senate are calling on the Department of Justice to open an investigation into Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for possible ethics and tax law violations over the undisclosed "gifts" that he has received over the years.

Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Ron Wyden sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland outlining the multiple different causes for concern that warrant a closer look by the DOJ. Ring of Fire's Farron Cousins explains what's happening. - 07/11/2024.

*This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos.

A pair of Democratic senators, Sheldon Whitehouse and Ron Wyden have sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, asking him this week to please for the love of God appoint a special prosecutor to at the very least, investigate Clarence Thomas for potential violations of ethics laws and probably more importantly, tax laws here in the United States. They of course, point to reporting over the last year or so that has shown that Clarence Thomas received unprecedented gifts and other services from the very people he was deciding cases for, and he never disclosed it. So these two Democratic senators granted after sitting on it for a while, but at least they're doing something, finally said, Merrick Garland, it's time to do something about this because this is flippant ridiculous. Here is a, a couple lines from their letter, the breadth of the omissions uncovered to date and the serious possibility of additional tax fraud and false statement violations by Justice Thomas and his associates warrant the appointment of a special counsel to investigate this misconduct.

Justice Thomas failed to clarify whether or why he failed to report hundreds of thousands of dollars in forgiven debt on his federal income tax returns and pay the income taxes owed. We submit that the facts we have developed combined with strategically evasive answers creates a predication for further investigation by relevant authorities. Now, I'm gonna read a little bit more in just a second, but let me kind of point out what they're saying. Clarence Thomas had loans. Now, when you owe money and you're making those monthly payments and you're paying interest on those monthly payments, you report that on your taxes, right? So that's gonna reduce the amount that you owe to the federal government. And even though Clarence Thomas is a federal employee, he still has to pay federal taxes. But we did find out, of course, and Widen actually did an investigation into this, that some of these loans were actually forgiven by some of Clarence Thomas's wealthy benefactors, and based on his public, you know, publicly available tax information, he didn't report on his taxes, that he essentially got this free money in the form of the loan forgiveness, and you have to report that on your taxes, but he didn't.

So, I mean, textbook, if it's all true, of course, that is tax fraud, cut and dry could not be any clearer. If these allegations are true, then that is tax fraud. So that is the big thing they want 'em investigated for, but they do continue. The evidence assembled thus far plainly suggests that Justice Thomas has committed numerous willful violations of federal ethics and false statement laws and raises significant questions about whether he and his wealthy benefactors have complied with their

Federal tax obligations, presented with opportunities to resolve questions about his conduct. Justice Thomas has maintained a suspicious silence. It's really not that suspicious at all, right? We all know why the dude is being silent, and I do agree with them that it is time for the DOJ to finally investigate this. If you appoint a special prosecutor, they dig into this, they find nothing wrong, then so be it. Right? No harm, no foul at that point, but if you're just going to ignore it, then you're no better than the people that need to be investigated. That's how I feel about this issue.

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