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Old 19th May 2021, 03:04 PM   #1
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Trump DoJ tried to unmask Devin Nunes' Cow

No, seriously. The Trump DoJ under William Barr, used a Federal Grand Jury to obtain a subpoena for Twitter's records in an attempt to force them to reveal the identity of a number of Twitter accounts that trolled US Rep. Devin Nunes.

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/how-de...ump-s-n1267944
....a court filing revealed the DOJ had used a grand jury subpoena in late November to seek subscriber records for a Twitter account that mocks Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

When Twitterís lawyers questioned the legal authority for the subpoena, the prosecutor said in an email that the investigation was based on potential violations of 18 U.S.C. Section 875(c), which is a federal statute that makes it a crime to communicate interstate threats to kidnap or harm the person of another.

The prosecutor declined to identify the threatening tweet. Twitter responded by filing a motion to quash the subpoena, noting its review of the accountís tweets revealed no threatening content but only posts relating to current events, government policies and Nunes himself.
Misuse of power anyone?
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Old 19th May 2021, 04:18 PM   #2
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I wonder if the conservative mindset out in the population is really about "small government" and "freedom of speech". If it is, this should be a wake-up klaxon alerting them to the kind of scum they support. For the end result of minority rule is this kind of intrusiveness. Are they so needy of a strong man that they'll willingly relinquish rights? Do they seriously think the exercise of control will be selectively against the "right enemies?" Such ignorance belies history.
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Old 19th May 2021, 04:34 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
I wonder if the conservative mindset out in the population is really about "small government" and "freedom of speech". If it is, this should be a wake-up klaxon alerting them to the kind of scum they support. For the end result of minority rule is this kind of intrusiveness. Are they so needy of a strong man that they'll willingly relinquish rights? Do they seriously think the exercise of control will be selectively against the "right enemies?" Such ignorance belies history.
It is more along the lines of "Free speech and small government for me, not for thee"
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Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
I wonder if the conservative mindset out in the population is really about "small government" and "freedom of speech". If it is, this should be a wake-up klaxon alerting them to the kind of scum they support. For the end result of minority rule is this kind of intrusiveness. Are they so needy of a strong man that they'll willingly relinquish rights? Do they seriously think the exercise of control will be selectively against the "right enemies?" Such ignorance belies history.
They still think Trump is a "man of the people." His supporters don't understand that being an aggro dummy is all that he has in common with them.
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Does this surprise anyone? Really?
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Old 19th May 2021, 05:36 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by smartcooky View Post
Misuse of power anyone?
I have it on good authority that it's Biden's administration that's autocratic.
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Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
I wonder if the conservative mindset out in the population is really about "small government" and "freedom of speech". If it is, this should be a wake-up klaxon alerting them to the kind of scum they support. For the end result of minority rule is this kind of intrusiveness. Are they so needy of a strong man that they'll willingly relinquish rights? Do they seriously think the exercise of control will be selectively against the "right enemies?" Such ignorance belies history.

It isn't about how bad their guy is. They are under the belief that the "radical left" is worse. It's all about fear of the left, nothing more.

They watch FOX, therefore no Republican I have spoken to personally knows who Marjorie Taylor Greene is, or Sydney Powell, or what any of them have done. I'm not exaggerating. "Hmmm think I've heard the name...."

They didn't see Giuliani with the crap running down his face, they didn't see Trump drink a glass of water with two hands.

They think BIDEN is the one who screws up words. That's how misinformed they are. They think Biden is the crook.

That misinformation campaign has been magnificent and I don't know what can be done about it. Many of them just don't know the truth, any of it. And that's on them at this point.

It's driving me nuts.
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Fake news.
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