The raid was probably the best thing Trump could have hoped for, and he's going to milk it for all the publicity he can squeeze. If Merrick Garland really didn't inform the White House he should be fired for political sabotage of the Democrat's campaign.
Don't blame Facebook, who submitted to a search warrant as any company would given the advice of its legal department, including Index Newspapers LLC.
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The Attorney General and the Justice Department are under no obligation to tell the White House about any active investigation, including the execution of search warrants.
That the Justice Department functions independently of the White House is one of the strengths of our system.
You must be a lot of fun at parties.
@2 I blame Facebook for at least three things: (1) existing; (2) allowing users under 18; and (3) storing so much user data that it will now become a go-to resource for zealous anti-abortion prosecutors nationwide.
@1 I know it's hard to understand this after what happened in 2016, but the FBI and White House are not supposed to conspire against their personal enemies. Let me introduce you to a person named Richard Nixon.
The AG not informing the White House is how we drained the swamp before Trump came along.
It was a beautiful raid. The most beautiful raid ever, that's what people are calling it.
Can Joe Kent be struck down by a lightning bolt before November?
WAKE UP, Clark County voters!!
May the septic tidal wave of MAGA meltdowns spell the death of the GOP.
"True, still not notifying the President of an extreme unprecedented action of a daylight raid on an ex President's (and political opponent's) home...."
Is exactly how the system is supposed to work.
It doesn't make Biden look like a "sap." It makes Biden look like a President who understands the rules of law and the checks and balances that go with our political system, and understands that his Justice Department will operate with a level of independence.
That's not a "sap," that's a "statesman."
No one is above the law, including ex-presidents. The FBI convinced a Federal Judge (who very likely was appointed by Trump) to sign a warrant.
Apple at least has teeth in their privacy policies.
Assbook has never even made a pretense of privacy. When you signed up, you agreed that they OWNED the info gathered on you. FOOLS!!!
Are you so addicted to it that you will tolerate that Zucker threw a young girl to the rabid wolves in the war on females? Assbook is tired, corrupt, a snitch to the most craven political idiots, and the mark of a submissive doormat. They’re foundering. The whole company is desperate to regain some relevance, and it’s not working.
That minor and her mother need to sue Zuckerberg for Billions!!! Considering the vast resources he has, he didn’t even try to protect the customer, a MINOR.
FUCK ZUCK. HE IS A VILE OPPORTUNIST REGARDLESS OF HOW AND WHO GETS SCREWED!!
I was absolutely right when I predicted ass-book would come to this, many years ago.
Women need to absolutely DUMP ass book in protest over their profiteering off a private family medical discussion.
Womdn have many weapons to fight back against the extremists forced birthers. But money is a big one. Boycotts ARE EFFECTIVE. We can tank the stock price by closing accounts.
Zuck is just a low class snitch. Punish that.
It’s time to decide to walk away from ANY business that will screw over your personal private family medical discussions. It’s outrageous!
He’s an asshole through and through.
There is zero reason to believe that the stolen CLASSIFIED materials are in any way secure at Mar-a-lago!
Those idiots didn’t know how to distribute mandated records.
In fact, they outed themselves for their unprofessional conduct!
It’s perfectly reasonable for Justice to go retrieve these documents.
We’ve got so many instances of of trump’s complete disregard of the the legal mandates about national records. And Secret Service have erased crucial content too.
The whole crew is a bunch of blatant criminals. God knows what they thought the classified info would sell for. They tried that manipulation pre-election with Ukraine and the Hunter Biden prospects.
@9 & @10: YOU'RE the sap, jackoff. Go count bullet-ridden dead bodies, you pathetic trolling neofascist MAGA turd.
@11 CKathes: Further proof that RepubliKKKans and the idiots who keep voting for them are sick fucks who should all be fully castrated, sterilized, and disinfected.
@14, @15, & @16 PrincessAngeline#2: Agreed.
We were told the Mar-A-Lago raid was about classified documents. We were lied to. It was just a fishing expedition to get Trump, to find anything. Totally gratuitous.
@18: Standard practice in a court-ordered, warranted search is to…you know, search. How do you think it’s supposed to be conducted? “Oh, wait, that’s MELANIA’S room, don’t go in there.” Nothing is off-limits. That’s the whole point. Otherwise you could just hide shit in the off-limits areas.
This isn’t hard.
The feds went to maralago to collect presidential records that were uncovered during a search last year that trump was present for. When he left office trump took 15 boxes of material from the white house that included a bunch of records that were illegal for him to take, and after the previous visit from the feds he failed to return a bunch of them, so they went back with a warrant to collect them.
If any american citizen is in possession of classified documents they are going to get the same treatment. The feds have a singular mission and a duty to fulfill it within the limited time they have to do so. If that means -- heaven forbid -- leafing through your wife's closet, that's going to happen.
It's funny how melania is cast as the sympathetic figure here. The article says they spent 9 hours going through a 3000 square foot residence, including safes and any place that is secured by locks, but they speak of melania's wardrobe of all boring and useless things as though it's some sacred site they defiled. Meanwhile trump's first wife is buried at the first hole on his golf course as a tax write off, so it's not clear why wife #3 is worthy of any more dignity than the ones who came before her. Not her wardrobe! Lol calm down, queen.
Slog writers: bitch about how broken the two party system is.
Also Slog writers: bitch about a new political party that doesn't fit their narrative and might appeal to middle of the road voters.
Well, which is it? Pick a struggle guys.
No one needs a third party whose entire platform is that they don't have a platform, but the problem with our system is not that there aren't already an abundance of completely useless third parties to choose from, rather that our entire electoral system is specifically designed for exactly 2 parties and would need a complete makeover to accommodate additional competitive options.
A "third party" that is incapable of breaking out of single-digit support only exists to syphon off votes from either of the 2 major parties, and a system that requires one party to take a simple majority from a single vote would collapse in on itself if there were more than 2 competitive parties contending for 50% +1 of the vote. You can create as many novelty parties you want but they alone are not going to change the system. They will not achieve anything beyond ratfucking.
@22 thanks for proving my point that we need a LOT of non-D/R options to continue to siphon their power. As a left leaning centrist, I fully support multiple 3P entities that give me options that aren't the batshit crazy far left or right of the two dominant parties. I'm sick of 1) voting for the lesser of two evils and 2) being told that voting for a 3rd party is throwing my vote away/siphoning support from one of the two big parties.
23, Yeah that's not going to change shit, that's my point. More 3rd party options are only going to siphon more votes from the 2 main parties, but will not change the system itself. They will just help one of the 2 parties you hate win an election, possibly with even less representation of the popular consensus.
I repeat: as long as we require 50%+1 to win the presidency, our electoral system cannot handle more than 2 competitive parties. If you have 3 viable parties you would expect the votes to split in the 30s, and no one would be able to achieve 270 votes in a single election. We would either need to eliminate the electoral college altogether, implement run-offs or ranked choice, or some sort of parliamentary coalition to achieve a simple majority. It would require a fundamental re-working of our electoral system. You're not throwing away your vote, but you're also not doing shit to change things by voting 3rd party.
Two parties? I wish.
We only have one party now and a cult. Not good.
Go back to counting bullet-riddled dead bodies, you worthless fuck.
The idea that this is going to alter the political landscape is ludicrous. MAGA-heads are up in arms. What else is new; it is their outrage of the week. Trump haters are giddy. The vast majority of America doesn't give a fuck. Trump is upset, or course, but it won't change his decision going into the next presidential election.
Most of America cares about important shit, like jobs, inflation, Ukraine. How the various parties spin those real issues will determine how things shake out this November, and the November a couple years later.
Drake is Canada's greatest ever rapper.
Other than that, good summary.
@25 -- so you'te
leaving the cult?
It's funny that Charles thinks RESIDENTS use gas-powered leaf blowers. From my observation, commercial GARDENERS use them.
Residents, if they garden at all, use electric leaf blowers, and also rakes.
@19 schmacky: Just getting up in the morning is hard enough for Elmer (@18).
@25: And of course, you're still stupidly rooting for the Orange Turd's death cult, aren't you, Elmer?
Quit while you're already eight centuries behind. You're fooling nobody.
Remember, folks--this is the same MAGA troll on record for hailing Hitler.
@29 kristofarian: I wouldn't get too excited yet, kris. Elmer's only trolling, as usual.
Along with this most recent Facebook fuckwittery, we should never forget that its embrace of anivaxxers and its willful failure to block outright lies and brazen misinformation about COVID has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.
That many of them deserved what they got (a HermanCain Award) is beside the point.
And just as many of us correctly predicted the kafkaesque environment in a post Roe world, we also predicted what would happen if companies like Facebook, et al. were gifted blanket immunity under Section 230 of the DCA.
Yet another of the myriad abuses that we can thank Bill Clinton and his neoliberal Republicrats for.
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