January 13, #Freedom Defenders' Day in Lithuania. #OTD in 1991 #Lithuanian people stood unarmed against Soviet tanks, defending ???? independence and freedom. We commemorate all victims and #StandWithUkraine which defends ???? and our freedom today. pic.twitter.com/uNARUupzcX
— #Lithuania ???? #StandWithUkraine ???? (@Lithuania) January 12, 2023
— Peter Wolf (@peterawolf) January 11, 2023
For the sixth month in a row, yearly inflation is down.
It might be rising in economies around the world, but it's coming down here. And gas prices, food, and more are following.
That adds up to a break for families and proof that my plan is working.
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 12, 2023
GOP Congress has said it has to cut Social Security & Medicare b/c of growing deficits.
ALMOST like they're as honest as George Santos. https://t.co/v4wmmm7sAN
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) January 13, 2023
Another pick-me-up before the holiday (for some of us) weekend:
Smith is looking at the whole sprawling, festering vista of criminality, from seditious conspiracy, to slander and libel, to common, run-of-the-mill Trumping. https://t.co/uCnRTiSzkZ
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) January 13, 2023
Once again, Mr. Pierce saves me from having to write up my own report…
While the clamor and noise of the snipe hunt getting underway rose to a roar this week, Jack Smith, whom Merrick Garland has tasked with overseeing the investigation(s) into the former president*, went long with his subpoena power on the apparent—and entirely logical—assumption that everything about the previous presidency was, in one way or another, crooked.
The story largely was buried, but its scope is vast and encyclopedic. From the Washington Post, which did not hype this story anywhere near as much as it deserved.
The subpoena seeks any communications or information about Dominion and Smartmatic, two voting technology companies that were subjected to a barrage of false conspiracy theories floated by advisers to President Donald Trump. That request seems designed to gather what campaign officials might have been saying privately at the time Trump backers were publicly disparaging those firms in the wake of Joe Biden’s 2020 victory.
… In other words, Smith is looking at the whole sprawling, festering vista of criminality, from seditious conspiracy, to slander and libel, to common, run-of-the-mill Trumping. Questions abound. Did any of these entities pay to suborn perjury before various investigations, including the January 6 committee? Did the former president* treat the money that came in ostensibly to fight “election fraud” as a petty cashbox?
Small wonder that, down in Florida, El Caudillo del Mar-A-Lago is birthing bovines all over the parlor (i.e., on his social media platform)…