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California Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener announced in a press release Tuesday that received threats at his San Francisco home, KRON4 reports.
“Early this morning, I was informed by the San Francisco Standard and the police that someone had issued a bomb threat against me, listing my specific home address and also threatening to shoot up my Capitol office,” Wiener stated. “The email said ‘we will f—— kill you’ and called me a pedophile and groomer.”
As KRON4 points out, Wiener, who is gay and Jewish, has been repeatedly targeted with homophobic and antisemitic statements on social media.
“This latest wave of death threats against me relates to my work to end discrimination against LGBTQ people in the criminal justice system and my work to ensure the safety of transgender children and their families,” Wiener stated. “Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and MAGA activist Charlie Kirk recently tweeted homophobic lies about me, falsely accusing me of supporting pedophiles and child ‘mutilation.'”
In the 2022 midterms, billionaire Peter Thiel donated millions of dollars to MAGA candidates, CNBC reports. But journalist Tom Perkins, in an article published by The Guardian on December 6, stresses that the GOP megadonors who invested heavily in MAGA candidates got very little in return for their money, including Thiel.
“Some donors who spent eight figures notched zero wins in the Senate, while others spent far more money on losing candidates than winners,” Perkins explains. “In the midterms, some of the biggest losers were Republican donors. Among the clearest of those losers is Mehmet Oz, who self-funded much of his own failed run for office — loaning his Pennsylvania U.S. Senate campaign about $22m, or about 55 percent of the roughly $40m he raised. Meanwhile, candidates backed by Peter Thiel, the right-wing tech investor hyped pre-election as a new GOP ‘kingmaker,’ lost in Arizona and Washington, calling into question his judgment and contributions’ value.”
Perkins continues, “Other mega-donors and PACs came out behind despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars collectively on multiple candidates who lost, according to Open Secrets, a campaign finance watchdog, and federal campaign records. Among those is Mitch McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund Super PAC, which spent $239m; the billionaire financier Jeff Yass, who spent $47m; the hedge fund manager Ken Griffin, who spent $67m; the packaging giants Elizabeth and Richard Uihlein, who spent $77m; and Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman, who spent $34m.”
Meanwhile, Democratic candidates “in high-profile Senate races,” according to Perkins, “generally had a larger share of small donations.”
Gunner Ramer, political director at the conservative firm Longwell Associates, told The Guardian, “Voters have real concerns over crime, inflation, gas prices and the economy.… but all these really poor candidates — these crazy, extreme Republicans — got beat up hard.”
Disgraced former Gen. Michael Flynn will be forced to testify to the Georgia special grand jury in Fulton County examining whether there was election fraud on the part of the White House or Donald Trump campaign, an appeals court wrote Tuesday.
Flynn had fought the subpoena saying he wasn't a "necessary or material witness” and claimed that a Georgia court couldn't subpoena a Florida witness. As with Mark Meadows case in South Carolina, Flynn was told he must testify.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was another who fought the subpoena but was told he must testify.
Flynn also flopped attempting to claim that the case was a civil one not a criminal one and thus he shouldn't be compelled. That didn't work either.
Willis is seeking information about the infamous December 18, 2020, meeting at the White House with Sidney Powell, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and Donald Trump. The topic, according to the New York Times, was seizing voting machines and appointing Powell as a kind of special counsel to contest the 2020 election results.
Former impeachment lawyer Norm Eisen pointed to a brief from former prosecutors to the judges as being a cited in the decision to compel Flynn to testify.
The Appeals Court finished: "Appellant's Emergency Motion to Sta Order Compelling Testimony filed in case 2D22-3925 is denied as moot."