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The DOJ is the agency that can get the records and can't be stopped by a court. Those people are criminals. There have committed very serious crimes. If they can hide behind their lawyers then America has no laws. I can take my brother-in-law's car and tell him that it was supposed to be mine, hire lawyers, delay the case, and keep the car for less than the $75K I would have needed to buy one.

NO CONSEQUENCES for rich Republicans in America!!!

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My guess: Trump will not go to jail becasue he will cop a plea to obstruction of justice. He will avoid the charge of sedition, which could get him 20 years in jail. But he will have to remove himself from the politcal stage as part of the plea deal. Hopefully he will get four years of probation with no media contact as one of the provisions.

By hope, which may be unrealistic, is that his indictment will come before the mid-terms. Merrick Garland is NOT Robert Muller. He will do his job.

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The lack of honesty and impartiality of the Supreme Court has always been an issue. The current court was tarnished from the time Clarence Thomas lied and intimidated the senators who were questioning him. He has been inventing his own Constitution since then.

Bush vs Gore was the 5-4 decision that ended up destroying the world. The court has no business interfering. It led to the needless Iraq war, which created millions of refugees. That led many countries to adopt nationalist policies.

This court is “originalist” to the extent that they believe that the role of the government is to protect the wealth of the wealthy. That began with the slaveholders and it has been the major guiding principle of this court. Women should not be able to share in the wealth; they should be regarded as property themselves.

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The Republicans have nothing to offer except divisiveness, distraction, greed, fascism, racism, and misogyny. They are nominating Trump people for many major races. It will be revealing to see how mean America has become. The Senate races in PA. WI, OH, and GA will tell us if people are ready to care about the country. We will see how much the GOP cheating on the House races, with gerrymandering, voter suppression, vote selection, and voter intimidation, makes a difference. Perhaps, by November, especially if the DOJ indicts some big names, including Trump, enough people will realize the threat.

If not, we can expect this:

https://medium.com/politically-speaking/2032-us-prepares-to-invade-canada-says-that-communist-neighbor-to-the-north-poses-a-threat-bf126c812c58?sk=ddec10f1fb2c40fb7c91022a3f89009f

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Yes, Earth will survive for a few billion more years. Humans, by contrast, may or may not survive the next hundred years. The ones that do will probably be fewer in number and be a vaguely recognizable species, possibly being run by electronic add-ons or built-ins.

It’s a shame. Humans have developed a great intellectual capacity. They can analyze situations, define problems, and engineer solutions. Unfortunately, they have never developed the skills to get along with each other, especially in large groups. Instead, they seem to have perfected the ability to murder entire populations.

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I have been mumbling almost incoherently in response to life's problems for a long, long time. Contact me at djbermont@gmail.com