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Judge Snaps at Trump Lawyers Attempting to Block Jan 6th Document Release

The feisty exchange could mean bad news for Donald Trump.

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Former President Donald Trump is in the midst of a tenuous legal battle that could shape the next several months of US politics, and it does not appear as though things are going his way at the moment.

Lawyers for the former Commander in Chief are in court this week attempting to block the release of a trove of documents from the White House that detail the President’s conversations and motivations on January 6th.  These documents, which have been requested by the Democratically-led select committee investigating the attempted insurrection, would almost certainly be weaponized in an attempt to alter the outcome of the 2022 midterms, and even the 2024 presidential race itself…all under the keen eye of the ever-opportunistic Nancy Pelosi.

A judge this week was not very receptive to the former President’s argument.

Trump’s lawyers said the request for a wide range of documents is invalid because the committee doesn’t have unlimited power of investigation and can only seek material directly related to writing legislation.

“Are you really saying the president’s notes, talking points, and records of telephone conversations on January 6 have no bearing on the investigation” asked U.S. District Court Judge Tanya S. Chutkan.

“These are about who the president was talking to as people were breaking windows and climbing into the Capitol.”

And when Trump’s lawyers asked the judge to review every document before signing off on their release, there was more pushback.

The judge seemed equally skeptical of the claim by Trump’s lawyers that the material is protected by executive privilege and that the judge should review each document before it can be turned over to Congress.

“Wouldn’t that always mean the production would stall to a snail’s pace?” she asked.

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Chutkan did take exception to the broadness of some of the committee’s requests however, indicating that the Democrats weren’t going to get everything they wanted just yet.

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Confidence in Biden Declines – Devastating New Poll Numbers | Schaftlein Report

Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com )

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Confidence in Biden Declines – Devastating New Poll Numbers | Schaftlein Report
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Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com )
Topics:
1) Wall Street Journal Poll show cratering confidence on a majority of Key Issues – Voters favor Republicans
2) Rents are up 13.9% in a year as Inflation and Amenities drive up costs
3) Most Economists see Fed Bond buying program ending in March paving the way to raising interest rates to combat inflation
4) Cornell Professor Saule Onarouva, a radical educated in Russia and nominated for Comptroller of the Currency, withdraws her nomination after withering criticism
*Biden nominated a left wing radical to oversee bank regulation – Another sign of the far left shift in Biden’s world
5) Sen. Manchin warns of Inflation and is non committal on his support of the massive Climate and Social Spending $1.75T Bill being pushed by Democrats
*”Party Line Votes almost never succeed” – in push for bi-partisanship
6) Biden digs in threatening veto of bi-partisan Senate Bill to Nullify Vaccine Mandates while Appeals Courts continue to overturn his orders
7) Crime – Dozens of Bullets fired at SUV in Brazen Assault killing a 12 year old boy in LA
*Fox Christmas tree burns in NYC, man arrested
8) Kemp – Purdue tied in race for Georgia Governor – primary bid on Republican side
9) Biden and Harris Billboard in Wisconsin – Dumb and Dumber goes viral
10) Pfizer says its booster can protect against Omicron variant

https://rumble.com/embed/vntkos/?pub=4 Confidence in Biden Declines – Devastating New Poll Numbers | Schaftlein Report ———————– Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com ) Topics: 1) Wall Street Journal Poll show cratering confidence on a majority of Key Issues – Voters favor Republicans 2) Rents are up 13.9% in a year as Inflation and Amenities drive up costs 3) Most Economists see Fed Bond buying program ending in March paving the way to raising interest rates to combat inflation 4) Cornell Professor Saule Onarouva, a radical educated in Russia and nominated for Comptroller of the Currency, withdraws her nomination after withering criticism *Biden nominated a left wing radical to oversee bank regulation – Another sign of the far left shift in Biden’s world 5) Sen. Manchin warns of Inflation and is non committal on his support of the massive Climate and Social Spending $1.75T Bill being pushed by Democrats *”Party Line Votes almost never succeed” – in push for bi-partisanship 6) Biden digs in threatening veto of bi-partisan Senate Bill to Nullify Vaccine Mandates while Appeals Courts continue to overturn his orders 7) Crime – Dozens of Bullets fired at SUV in Brazen Assault killing a 12 year old boy in LA *Fox Christmas tree burns in NYC, man arrested 8) Kemp – Purdue tied in race for Georgia Governor – primary bid on Republican side 9) Biden and Harris Billboard in Wisconsin – Dumb and Dumber goes viral 10) Pfizer says its booster can protect against Omicron variant

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January 6th Committee Begins Another Criminal Referral for Top Trump Aide

Seems a bit desperate, don’t you think?

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Where once the Democrats worked overtime to prevent the world from discovering just how desperate they truly are, we now have a progressive posse that has no qualms about flamboyant flailing and unfettered fiasco.

This is most simply observed by keeping a keen eye on the select committee investigating the events of January 6th, who realize that their time is limited by the Democrats’ likely loss of control of Congress at the end of next year.  That development would almost undoubtedly see their committee dissolved, hence the reason for their desperate actions and frantic pace.

The latest sign of such a turn comes to us in the form of a criminal contempt charge for Mark Meadows.

Mark Meadows’s cooperation with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection appears to be over as quickly as it started.

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Just one week after the committee announced it had reached an agreement with Donald Trump’s former chief of staff to produce records and appear for an initial deposition, Fox News reported Tuesday morning that Meadows and his attorney were planning to notify lawmakers on the House panel that they could not reach an understanding on how to work together.

“We have made efforts over many weeks to reach an accommodation with the committee,” Meadows’s attorney George Terwilliger told Fox News, explaining that Meadows had been willing to appear voluntarily to answer questions that he believed were not covered by executive privilege. However, Terwilliger said that over the weekend, the committee made clear it was also planning to look into material that Meadows considered privileged, pointing to a subpoena that had been issued to a third party for Meadows’s cellphone records.

The committee was unmoved by the argument, however.

“If indeed Mr. Meadows refuses to appear, the Select Committee will be left no choice but to advance contempt proceedings and recommend that the body in which Mr. Meadows once served refer him for criminal prosecution,” they said.

“Even as we litigate privilege issues, the Select Committee has numerous questions for Mr. Meadows about records he has turned over to the Committee with no claim of privilege, which include real-time communications with many individuals as the events of January 6th unfolded,” read the statement from Thompson and Cheney. “We also need to hear from him about voluminous official records stored in his personal phone and email accounts, which were required to be turned over to the National Archives in accordance with the Presidential Records Act.”

Meadows is the second Trump adviser to be targeted in such a way by the committee, with Steve Bannon’s contempt trial set to begin in July of 2022.

Where once the Democrats worked overtime to prevent the world from discovering just how desperate they truly are, we now have a progressive posse that has no qualms about flamboyant flailing and unfettered fiasco. This is most simply observed by keeping a keen eye on the select committee investigating the events of January 6th, who realize that their time is limited by the Democrats’ likely loss of control of Congress at the end of next year.  That development would almost undoubtedly see their committee dissolved, hence the reason for their desperate actions and frantic pace. The latest sign of such a turn comes to us in the form of a criminal contempt charge for Mark Meadows. Mark Meadows’s cooperation with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection appears to be over as quickly as it started. Just one week after the committee announced it had reached an agreement with Donald Trump’s former chief of staff to produce records and appear for an initial deposition, Fox News reported Tuesday morning that Meadows and his attorney were planning to notify lawmakers on the House panel that they could not reach an understanding on how to work together. “We have made efforts over many weeks to reach an accommodation with the committee,” Meadows’s attorney George Terwilliger told Fox News, explaining that Meadows had been willing to appear voluntarily to answer questions that he believed were not covered by executive privilege. However, Terwilliger said that over the weekend, the committee made clear it was also planning to look into material that Meadows considered privileged, pointing to a subpoena that had been issued to a third party for Meadows’s cellphone records. The committee was unmoved by the argument, however. “If indeed Mr. Meadows refuses to appear, the Select Committee will be left…

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