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by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:03 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1540
Views: 423399

Re: Trump Espionage and Obstruction Investigation

Meanwhile, with everything else that happened today (what a day!) it is easy to miss that the trial of Trump associate Tom Barrack, who recommended that Trump hire Paul Manafort as his campaign chairman, and then himself was chairman of the committee overseeing the 2017 Trump inauguration, began tod...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump Espionage and Obstruction Investigation
Replies: 331
Views: 10180

Re: Trump Espionage and Obstruction Investigation

The appeals court panel, which includes two Trump appointees, very politely eviscerates both Trump's lawyers and Judge Cannon. My favorite sentence: For our part, we cannot discern why Plaintiff would have an individual interest in or need for any of the one-hundred documents with classification mar...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump Espionage and Obstruction Investigation
Replies: 331
Views: 10180

Re: Trump Espionage and Obstruction Investigation

The 11th Circuit has granted the DoJ motion for a stay.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1540
Views: 423399

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

As a further explanation for why this is a civil case rather than a criminal case, unlike the attorneys general of most if not all other states, the New York Attorney General does not have the authority to pursue criminal cases, without a special dispensation from the governor. I did not know that p...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1540
Views: 423399

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

Barr obviously didn't actually read the Complaint, which goes into great detail about about the role that Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric played in the fraudulent scheme.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 6969
Views: 1300761

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

Is it Finrod, speaking to his people of Nargothrond, after they reject him because of his willingness to support Beren, and the evil words of Celegorm and Curufin: 'Yet if there be any on whom the shadow of our curse has not yet fallen, I should find at least a few to follow me, and should not go he...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1540
Views: 423399

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

As someone who almost always settles my cases, I suspect that she did.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 475
Views: 43825

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections

Both the House and Senate have shifted slightly back towards the GOP, with the Senate now at 70-30, and the House at 28-72. ETA: Kaptur herself is favored 71-29. Hopefully the news that Majewski completely lied about his military service will increase her odds. ETAA: Also, JD Vance is now favored ov...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump Espionage and Obstruction Investigation
Replies: 331
Views: 10180

Re: Trump Espionage and Obstruction Investigation

The DoJ filed a reply brief late last night responding to Trump's opposition to their stay request in the 11th Circuit, so the court could rule any time, or they could order oral argument. My guess is that they will not order oral argument, and will issue a ruling in the next couple of days. We do n...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Episode 4 (Spoilers)
Replies: 53
Views: 1350

Re: Episode 4 (Spoilers)

I don't think that there is any question that they will work the theme of the fear of death into the show, it is just a question of how much they emphasize it and how well they do it.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1540
Views: 423399

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

With regard to the question of why this is a civil suit rather than a criminal prosecution, the L.A. Times' Harry Litman has this to say:
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Escaping the Echo Chamber
Replies: 1145
Views: 326406

Re: Escaping the Echo Chamber

I was wondering why that was here as well.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Episode 4 (Spoilers)
Replies: 53
Views: 1350

Re: Episode 4 (Spoilers)

As I said before, I thought it was the best scene in the show so far.