Turning the clocks forward an hour in the spring for daylight saving time is followed by a spike in heart attacks on the Monday afterward, said a US study on Saturday. But when the clocks fall back and people gain an hour of sleep, there is a drop in…
'The arc of history bends toward disbarment': Rudy Giuliani brutally mocked after court suspends his law license
Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has now been suspended from practicing law in the state of New York -- and many Americans reacted to the news with unabashed glee.
Specifically, the Attorney Grievance Committee for New York State Supreme Court's First Judicial Department concluded that Giuliani "communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign," which clearly violates the New York Bar's code of conduct for attorneys.
The suspension was notable for containing multiple examples of Giuliani willfully lying before courts, and his only defense when pressed on those lies was that he sincerely believed them at the time he said them.
Giuliani's suspension provoked brutal mockery on Twitter -- check out some reactions below.
He deserves endless humiliation but this is a good start https://t.co/Nl3eSFdYyN— Jay Jaffe (@Jay Jaffe) 1624549015.0
The arc of history is long but it bends toward disbarment. https://t.co/33Pe0w63q5— Benjamin Wittes (@Benjamin Wittes) 1624548465.0
This entire opinion should be required reading in ethics classes for new attorneys. Rudy gets taken out behind the… https://t.co/b7OADRyCDY— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1624549176.0
Thank you for your service, Borat's daughter https://t.co/rIj2Ai8uIx— Chris Evangelista (@Chris Evangelista) 1624548579.0
whole legacy lopped off like lorena bobbitt did it. #FuckAroundAndFindOut https://t.co/BpyQlQsNRc— pfire☔Baby I Could Never Steal You From Another (@pfire☔Baby I Could Never Steal You From Another) 1624549155.0
News conference scheduled for later today at the Hilton Haberdashery and Massage Parlor. https://t.co/T0ZCITnq7T— Margaret #SaveTheOA 🏳️🌈 (@Margaret #SaveTheOA 🏳️🌈) 1624549109.0
It’s hard to imagine anyone having a more embarrassing year than Rudy. - Face melted at a presser - Ended up at a… https://t.co/Xxh6BAx7YH— Angry Staffer (@Angry Staffer) 1624549481.0
June 24, 1986: Trump lawyer Roy Cohn disbarred June 24, 2021: Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani disbarred https://t.co/H6KdkbDAQ3— Max Abelson (@Max Abelson) 1624549156.0
HAAAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA! Roy Cohn sends his salutations from the fires of hell. https://t.co/llOz08JN6c— Lincoln's Bible (@Lincoln's Bible) 1624549610.0
Does Four Seasons Total Fraud Guarantee have an outplacement program? https://t.co/CTUsddYor8— Robert Young Pelton (@Robert Young Pelton) 1624548791.0
The United States plans to evacuate at least some Afghan interpreters who have worked with US forces before the full withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, a senior official said Thursday.
The move would keep the interpreters, facing violent reprisal from Taliban forces, safe as their immigration visas are processed, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.
"We have identified a group of SIV applicants who have served as interpreters and translators to be relocated to another location outside of Afghanistan before we complete our military drawdown by September, in order to complete the visa application process," the official said.
They did not specify the number of interpreters or destination, but said their visa applications were "already in the pipeline."
And they said that even after the withdrawal, visa processing will continue, "including for those who remain in Afghanistan."
"Should it become necessary, we will consider additional relocation or evacuation options," the official said.
Some 18,000 Afghans who have worked with US forces, including as interpreters, are hoping to move to the US, fearing violent revenge by Taliban militants if they return to power.
But the process is extremely lengthy and they risk being stranded without a visa if the Afghan government collapses soon after foreign troops leave.
Many congressional representatives and human rights organizations are urging the Biden administration to evacuate Afghans with pending cases to the Pacific island of Guam.
The Pentagon has signaled for several weeks that it has begun preparations for a mass evacuation that could, if necessary, slow the full withdrawal of US forces from the country.
President Joe Biden in April ordered the departure of the 2,500 remaining troops in Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, the anniversary of the 2001 attacks that triggered the US invasion.
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Trump was likely contagious, posed risk to staff when he defiantly removed mask after COVID hospitalization: report
When then-President Donald Trump triumphantly walked up the steps of the Truman Balcony upon his return to the White House from Walter Reed and removed his face mask in an act of defiance to proclaim his victory against his personal bout with COVID-19, he was "probably" still contagious and posed a risk to staffers awaiting him inside.
Facing the cameras from the balcony, he used his right hand to unhook the mask loop from his right ear, then raised his left hand to pull the mask off his face. He was heavily made up, his face more orange tinted than in the photos from the hospital. The helicopter's rotors were still spinning. He put the mask into his right pocket, as if he was discarding it once and for all, then raised both hands in a thumbs-up. He was still probably contagious, standing there for all the world to see. He made a military salute as the helicopter departed the South Lawn, and then strode into the White House, passing staffers on his way and failing to protect them from the virus particles emitted from his nose and mouth.
That's just one disturbing detail from The Washington Post's look "Inside the extraordinary effort to save Trump from covid-19," which is adapted from the book, “Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History,"
Trump had been pumped with a "dizzying array of emergency medicines," including drugs "not yet available to the public."
When Trump was hospitalized, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, "colleagues say was consumed with fear the president might die."
Yet true to form for the Trump White House, despite Trump's attendance at multiple superspreader events, his daily refusal to allow mask-wearing, to wear a mask himself, or to socially distance, Meadows apparently never even bothered to prepare a plan of action in case Trump became infected with the deadly coronavirus that, back in October had already killed 200,0o0 Americans.
"Trump's brush with severe illness and the prospect of death caught the White House so unprepared that they had not even briefed Vice President Mike Pence's team on a plan to swear him in if Trump became incapacitated," the Post reveals.
Meanwhile, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, who Rolling Stone branded as one of "The Four Men Responsible For America's COVID-19 Test Disaster," spent that October weekend in prayer.
"Had the United States been able to track" the coronavirus's "earliest movements and identify hidden hot spots, local quarantines might have confined the disease," The New York Times reported in March of 2020.
The Post reveals that "Redfield spent the weekend Trump was sick praying. He prayed the president would recover. He prayed that he would emerge from the experience with a newfound appreciation for the seriousness of the threat. And he prayed that Trump would tell Americans they should listen to public health advisers before it was too late."
"The virus had begun a violent resurgence. Redfield, Fauci, Birx and others felt they had limited time to persuade people to behave differently if they were going to avoid a massive wave of death," the Post explains. "There were few signs that weekend that Trump would have a change of heart."
Read the entire report here.
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