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Pelosi Tells Democrats That House of Rep’s is IN THE BAG

Nancy Pelosi is utterly devoid of superstition, apparently.

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In the unwritten rule book of politicking, there are undoubtedly volumes of information as to why you should never preemptively claim victory.

For some of us, the imaginary rule of the universe known as “Murphy’s Law” comes to mind:  Whatever can go wrong will go wrong.  This is certainly the experience that the democrats had last go-round, when they sold out their entire platform to the conniving and cruel Clinton Campaign.  As news of this treachery spread among the progressives, a mass revolt was underway, with a great many American citizens choosing to try something new over something known.

At the end of that contest it became all too apparent that the left wasn’t prepared for failure.  Hillary herself had not even written a concession speech in the even of a loss, and had already spent thousands upon thousands of dollars on a fireworks barge to celebrate.

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Now, as if those lessons had been lost to the wind over the course of the last 24 months, here is Nancy Pelosi, counting every egg in the grocery store as a chicken lying in wait.

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Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters this morning that she’s 100 percent confident that Democrats will win back the majority in the House of Representatives after today’s elections, saying “I feel confident that we will win, it’s just a question of the size the victory is.”

“When people ask me, is it a wave or a tsunami, I said all of those are drops of water,” Pelosi said, “These races are very close across the country.”

When asked whether she was 100 percent certain of a Democratic victory in the race for the House majority, Pelosi responded: “Yes, I am.”

You can almost hear the in-unison groans from progressive observers who would sacrifice a toe to keep Nancy Pelosi from making such ridiculous assertions.

With only a scant few hours to go, will Nancy and the democrats get a leg up on the republicans in the house?  Or will Trump step out in front of the nation as a newly emboldened Commander in Chief come Wednesday morning?

We have but a few hours to waste until we know for sure.

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Justice Department Hints at Trouble for States Engaging in Election Audits

They don’t want other locales getting any ideas from Maricopa County

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In Arizona, an ongoing and auxiliary “audit” of the 2020 election results has kept proponents of the “Stop The Steal” movement on the edge of their seats. These folks believe that there were major, fraudulent issues with the electoral system itself, and they believe that a reexamination of the processes and networks involved in counting the vote will provide enough evidence to force Congress to act. Some may even have found themselves wondering if an end to the audit might come just days ahead of Mike Lindell’s “reinstatement day” prediction of August 13th – providing a bit of confluence to some of their theories about the future of Donald Trump’s political career. The Justice Department, on the other hand, isn’t too thrilled about the idea of these audits spreading to other states, and they’re flexing a little of their electoral power to keep other locales from getting any ideas. The Justice Department on Wednesday issued another warning aimed at states conducting or considering audits of ballots tallied in last year’s election, reminding election authorities that allowing ballots to be mishandled can violate federal law. While the Biden administration “guidance” document carries no formal legal weight and may not strike fear into local officials, the Justice Department used the release of the legal analysis to press their campaign of saber-rattling against Republican-led audits of the 2020 vote in Arizona and other states, as well as voting changes many GOP-controlled states are pursuing as part of purported anti-fraud efforts. Then came the mobster-esque verbiage. “Jurisdictions have to be careful not to let those ballots be defaced or mutilated or lost or destroyed as part of an audit,” said a Justice Department official who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity. “This document puts down a marker that says the Justice Department is concerned…

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DOJ Gives Jan 6th Committee Green Light to Call Trump Officials as Witnesses

But there’s a good chance that this will backfire spectacularly.

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The Democrats steering the select committee investigating January 6th have a very tight line to keep their toes on. On one hand, they know that they aren’t going to get another chance at this investigation, particularly as the GOP continues to downplay the impact of the event itself.  But they also mustn’t sway the hearing too far to the left either, lest they wish to be accused of partisan hackery. One of the simplest ways for the investigation to get a bad rap among conservatives would be to spend a great deal of time on subjects that were already covered in Donald Trump second impeachment trial, in which he was acquitted of “inciting” the insurrection of that fateful day. But this could prove difficult for the overzealous among them, especially after the DOJ has now dangled one hellacious carrot in front of them. Former Trump administration officials can testify to Congress about Donald Trump’s role in the deadly January attack on the Capitol and his efforts to subvert the results of the 2020 election, the justice department (DoJ) has said in a letter obtained by the Guardian. The move by the justice department to decline to assert executive privilege for Trump’s acting attorney general, Jeffrey Rosen, clears the path for other top former officials to also testify to congressional committees investigating the Capitol attack without fear of repercussions. The justice department authorised witnesses to appear specifically before the two committees. But a DoJ official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters, said they expected that approval to extend to the 6 January select committee that began proceedings on Tuesday. And while the Justice Department may think that they are doing the Democrats a favor here, it is somewhat likely that this new avenue of pursuit will take…

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