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The very existence of the new special counsel has sent Donald Trump into a posting fury of rants and videos on his personal social media website. He has even gone so far as to attack the special counsel's family. According to MSNBC legal analyst and law school professor Joyce White Vance, the incoming special counsel already has the information necessary to indict Trump, and folks should remain patient and calm.
"Prosecutors don't work on a fast time clock," said Vance, indicating a possibility that an indictment wasn't going to happen before the end of the year. "And although we are increasingly impatient as a country to see the former president held accountable, really, we should all take a deep breath and think about why we, too, should give the special counsel the time he needs to do his job properly. We do not want to become the country of screaming people that we saw at Trump rallies, shouting 'lock him up' whenever we don't like something that one of our people on the other side of the political aisle does something that we don't like."
Vance explained that folks must see the difference between political accountability, voting people out at the ballot box and throwing people in prison for committing crimes.
"With all of that said, I agree that we have a special counsel here who is well qualified to evaluate the evidence and do the job that has looted so many people, determining whether the former president should be indicted," she continued. "And if so, indicting him in the Mar-a-Lago case, look, we only know the evidence that is publicly available. We don't know what the DOJ has obtained. The grand jury, or other means that we are unavailable. But the public evidence makes that look like a clear-cut case for prosecution. Now there is someone in place who can do that promptly."
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Fox hosts triggered by Whole Foods choosing not to sell lobsters and protect the last 340 of a rare whale
Whole Foods has recently decided not to sell lobster from Maine after two sustainability organizations threatened to withdraw their endorsements of the U.S. lobster fishing industry.
Marine Stewardship Council and Seafood Watch are concerned about the impact the fishing gear is having on the rare North Atlantic right whales. There are only 340 of that species of whales left in the world. Whole Foods said that they are monitoring the situation and “committed to working with suppliers, fisheries, and environmental advocacy groups as it develops.”
The Fox network, however, is furious that they can no longer buy their lobster at Whole Foods.
One of the hosts said that he didn't care about lobsters because he is a "carnivore."
The host noted that it's never happened that one of the whales has been killed as a result of lobster fishing in Maine. Because it's nothing more than a "risk," she said that she didn't understand why it mattered. Others will likely sell the Maine lobsters and Caribbean lobsters are still an option as well.
In fact, the New England Aquarium was able to observe a female North Atlantic right whale tangled in fishing lines.
\u201cNorth Atlantic right whale "Snow Cone" was sighted by our team yesterday newly entangled and in extremely poor health, and our scientists believe she cannot be saved. Read our full statement here: https://t.co/HYFTCt73ZY\u201d— New England Aquarium (@New England Aquarium) 1663872076
The same aquarium also explained that due to climate change, the whales are moving to different areas in migration, which is why it has become a new problem. They are looking for solutions, a Canadian report explained.
Still, the fact that the Fox host couldn't get them at Whole Foods seemed to be her biggest concern.
"Ugg, I'll take the risk," sneered Sunday stand-in host Lisa Booth.
"HelloFresh, the meal kit company, was among numerous retailers to pledge to stop selling lobster in September after California-based Seafood Watch placed American and Canadian lobster fisheries on its 'red list' of seafoods to avoid," reported the AP.
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Jan. 6 committee called staff 'uninformed' for attacking Liz Cheney — but former GOP official doesn't buy it
Former Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) was "stunned" when he read the recent Washington Post report about staffers on the House Select Committee working to uncover the attempt to change the 2020 election and attack the Capitol. According to the Post, the staff said that the committee turned to become the 2024 Liz Cheney presidential campaign and go directly after Donald Trump and not focus the report on a broad effort to uncover all of the people involved from the House to the Senate and White House.
"Fifteen former and current staffers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, expressed concerns that important findings unrelated to Trump will not become available to the American public," said the Post.
The staffers were told to draft a report that would focus almost entirely on Trump. Left out would be the "Blue Team," a group of staff and officials "that dug into the law enforcement and intelligence community’s failure to assess the looming threat and prepare for the well-forecast attack on the Capitol. The proposed report would also cut back on much of the work of the Green Team, which looked at financing for the Jan. 6 attack, and the Purple Team, which examined militia groups and extremism."
But it was the committee's spokesperson, Tim Mulvey, that made Riggleman concerned. In a statement, Mulvey said that the committee has been a “historic, bipartisan fact-finding effort speaks for itself, and that won’t be changed by a handful of disgruntled staff who are uninformed about many parts of the committee’s ongoing work.”
Riggleman was concerned about why there would be key staffers uninformed about anything after working for almost a year on the efforts.
"I'm a little stunned that many people talking about it," Riggleman said of the report. "I think what got to me is the committee remarks to the staffers. I don't know the outline of the report. I don't know what the appendices are and going with it. I don't know what it will look like but if you have the committee talking about staffers uninformed, why are they un uninformed? They thought that they needed to go in another direction and the committee didn't."
He also noted that Cheney is one of many on the committee, and she doesn't run the show.
"What bothers me more than the leaks in that report which did stun me a little to be reported is that we're close to a final committee report and you have people or the leadership saying that they have uninformed staffers," Riggleman continued. "As someone who led people in battle and CEO and looked at the targeting of terrorist programs, I wonder if there's a leadership challenge not met with communication in the staff and the leadership element. For me, it is difficult because I'm not there anymore."
Riggleman went on to rail against Donald Trump for pretending like he didn't know a white supremacist and Holocaust denier was joining them for a meal. In the aftermath, Riggleman said that Fuentes and his host, Kanye West were mocking Trump just as expected from a reality show.
"If you look at Kanye and Fuentes is saying it's a merging of groups," said Riggleman noting that the merging of groups was really just Nazis and white supremacists. "They leave Mar-a-Lago and then they start talking smack about Donald Trump and it has to do with the fact to make money. It's always the root cause of this."
"But they're hateful individuals with xenophobic and racist ideologies out there. My guess is they will support Donald Trump after all this because this is a reality show. This is pathetic that anybody would think that Donald Trump didn't know who was sitting at the table," Riggleman continued.
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