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Trump demands 1 billion dollar quid pro que bribe from oil companies

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Inevitably, this once again proves Trump is being bought and solid by the Russians and Saudis.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/09/trump-oil-industry-campaign-money/

Donald Trump dangled a brazen “deal” in front of some of the top US oil bosses last month, proposing that they give him $1 billion for his White House re-election campaign and vowing that once back in office he would instantly tear up Joe Biden’s environmental regulations and prevent any new ones, according to a bombshell new report.

According to the Washington Post, the former US president made his jaw-dropping pitch, which the paper described as “remarkably blunt and transactional,” at a dinner at his Mar-a-Lago home and club.

In front of more than 20 executives, including from Chevron, Exxon, and Occidental Petroleum, he promised to increase oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, remove hurdles to drilling in the Alaskan Arctic, and reverse new rules designed to cut car pollution. He would also overturn the Biden administration’s decision in January to pause new natural gas export permits which have been denounced as “climate bombs.”
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Trump Projects, again, falsely claiming Biden is running a 'Gestapo' to hold his crimes accountable

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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-biden-administration-gestapo-private-donor-event-rcna150743

Donald Trump spent his Saturday afternoon swearing and fuming before a gathering of rich donors in Palm Beach while launching attacks on special counsel Jack Smith and also complaining about President Joe Biden's "Gestapo."

During a report on the donor retreat in Florida where the former president is hobnobbing with wealthy donors as he scrambles for campaign and legal fees cash, CNN's Alayna Treene claimed the former president went on a 90-minute tirade.

Speaking with hosts Victor Blackwell and Amara Walker, she reported, "Well it was a 90-minute speech that Donald Trump gave at his Mar-a-Lago club on Saturday and I'm told that it was a pretty profanity-laden speech. The former president cursed on occasion while railing against special counsel Jack Smith and as well as others who are leveling their criminal indictments against him."

"And you're right, at one point in the speech, Donald Trump had even compared the Biden administration to the Gestapo, further trying to equate them to Nazi Germany," she added. "Now, Donald Trump also used the speech to lavish praise on some of his vice presidential contenders, including many of them who he actually called up to the stage."

According to NBC News, Trump raged, "These people are running a Gestapo administration. And it’s the only thing they have. And it’s the only way they’re going to win in their opinion.”

“Once I got indicted, I said well, now the gloves have to come off,” Trump continued before stating Biden is “the worst president in the history of our country. He’s grossly incompetent. He’s crooked as hell. He’s the Manchurian candidate, he accepts massive amounts of money from China, from Russia, from Ukraine and many other countries. He’s a crook.”
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BARRON BAILS! Barron rejects Donald's attempt to install him into the Trump political crime family

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Barron Trump 'declines' offer to be a delegate at Republican National Convention

https://www.rawstory.com/barron-trump-declines-rnc/

Barron Trump is honored but turning down the opportunity to join his siblings as a Florida delegate to the Republican National Convention in June because he has "prior commitments."

"While Barron is honored to have been chosen as a delegate by the Florida Republican Party, he regretfully declines to participate due to prior commitments," the Office of former First Lady Melania Trump confirmed in a statement to The Daily Mail.

The bowing out comes two days after former President Donald Trump's youngest son Barron, 18, was expected to be cast as one of Florida's at-large delegates when the Republican National Convention takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this summer.

“We have a great delegation of grassroots leaders, elected officials and even Trump family members,” Florida GOP chairman Evan Power said after they received a list of the delegates expected to represent the Sunshine State. “Florida is continuing to have a great convention team, but more importantly we are preparing to win Florida and win it big.”

It was thought that Barron would join Power along with Florida delegation’s chairman, brother Eric Trump.

Also expected to be part of the delegation to mint Donald Trump as the GOP nominee includes: Donald Trump Jr. fiancée Kimberly Guilfoyle, Michale Boulous, the husband of Tiffany Trump; former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, longtime Trump adviser Sergio Gor; prominent Trump donor, and former Marvel Entertainment Chairman Ike Perlmutter, among others.

The high-profile move dovetails off a recent report relying on sources close to the family saying that Barron, who turned 18 in March, is looking to break free from the isolated presence in the shadow of his gatekeeping mother, First Lady Melania Trump, once he graduates high school and then heads to college.
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BREAKING: Judge Finds Trump In Contempt, Says He Will Jail Him Next Time In Blistering Ruling

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Donald Trump has booked a one-way ticket to jail, and the judge overseeing his ongoing New York criminal trial on Monday said he’s ready to send him there at any moment.

New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan started the fourth week of Trump’s trial with a speech that’s more than a year in the making, explaining why he hasn’t yet thrown the politician into the slammer—making what he called his final warning to the former president.

“I’ll find you in criminal contempt for the tenth time,” Merchan said in a stark tone. “It appears that the $1,000 fines are not serving as a deterrent. Therefore, going forward, this court will have to consider a jail sanction. Mr. Trump, it’s important to understand the last thing I was to do is put you in jail. You are the former president of the United States, and possibly the next one as well.”

Trump keeps ignoring the judge’s order forbidding him from speaking publicly about witnesses and jurors in a menacing way, something that the former president keeps doing anyway on social media. Merchan last week fined Trump $9,000 for nine separate violations of a previous gag order—a step he only took after making repeated warnings.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/justice-juan-merchan-gives-trump-a-final-warning-jail-is-next
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Elder abuse

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Netanyahitler has committed more than just war crimes. Now he's been proven to be abusing an elderly man afflicted with dementia.
https://newrepublic.com/article/181406/netanyahu-humiliating-biden-israel-hamas-negotiations
Netanyahu Is Humiliating Biden
The U.S. president thought he could influence the Israeli prime minister. He’s getting played instead.
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dickless and defeated, spirit of aloha bends the knee

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https://www.chronicleonline.com/news/national/hawaii-guns/image_cc16e62d-45f8-5304-a0ee-82287e45f3d7.html
https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/national/hawaii-guns/image_c90bef3b-d251-5764-9e9c-b2cde9d1cd46.html
>In response to a lawsuit, Honolulu has agreed to process all carry permit applications submitted by 2/29 within 60 days, process all others within 120 days of submission, create an online application system by 3/8/26, and pay the plaintiffs' legal fees:
https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.hid.168740/gov.uscourts.hid.168740.25.0.pdf
The good guys won. USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA
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Marketing Exec charged with stealing over $1.5 million from her firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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A Minneapolis woman has been federally charged with embezzling over $1.5 million from her employer, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

Danielle Terese Eisenbacher, 39, faces one count of mail fraud, six counts of wire fraud, and six counts of money laundering. She made her initial appearance in U.S. District Court before Magistrate Judge Douglas L. Micko earlier this week.

The FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated the incident.

Eisenbacher was an employee of a Minneapolis-based marketing firm from October 2019 through October 2023, authorities said.

Cont'd:

https://patch.com/minnesota/minneapolis/minneapolis-marketing-exec-embezzled-1-5-million-firm-feds
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Porn Star Stormy Daniels Destroys Trump Defense Lawyers with Facts and Logic

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https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/trump-trial-stormy-daniels-testifying/

One of the star witnesses in former President Donald Trump's trial, adult film actor Stormy Daniels, gave defiant testimony Thursday in her final day on the stand as the defense accused her of fabricating details of the alleged sexual encounter between her and Trump.

"You're trying to make me say it changed, but it hasn't changed," Daniels said in response to a question from Trump attorney Susan Necheles as Necheles sought to find discrepancies in her story.

Daniels admitted that getting money for her story was important to her, but she remained adamant that "I never asked for money from President Trump." While she reminded Necheles she was not paid for the bombshell 2018 "60 Minutes" interview, Necheles sought to show that later deals for her book, tours and reality television appearances were the result of that interview.

The $130,000 payment Daniels received from former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen ahead of the 2016 election is at the heart of the case. Prosecutors are accusing Trump of falsifying business records stemming from reimbursements for the payment. His defense attorneys have argued the money was to cover Cohen's legal fees.

Defense attorney Todd Blanche once again asked for a mistrial, saying Daniels' testimony went too far. Judge Juan Merchan swiftly denied the request.

Trump has been charged with 34 felony counts in the case. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and denies having sex with Daniels.

One of the other expected high-profile witnesses, Karen McDougal, the former Playboy model who received a payout from the parent company of the National Enquirer in exchange for the rights to her story, will no longer be called to testify.
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Putin ‘ready to launch mini-invasion against Nato nations’ to test West

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Link: https://metro.co.uk/2024/05/08/putin-ready-launch-mini-invasion-nato-nations-test-west-20796333/

>Vladimir Putin may be planning a ‘mini-invasion’ of a NATO country in order to test the West’s resolve, according to Poland’s top spymaster.

>Jarosław Stróżyk, head of Poland’s counterintelligence service, claims the Kremlin is considering annexing parts of Estonia and Sweden, as part of a wider plan to take over the Baltic states should Ukraine fall.

>‘Putin is certainly already prepared for some mini-operation against one of the Baltic countries, for example, to enter the famous Narva [municipality in Estonia] or to land on one of the Swedish islands,’ he told Polish outlet Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.

>Yet despite his imperialist ambitions, he is currently being held back by the West’s continued support for Ukraine, which has been stronger than anticipated.
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Israel say Hamas loves Biden

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National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir faced calls for his sacking Thursday after he quipped online that the Hamas terror group loves Joe Biden, in reaction to the US president’s comments to CNN that he would freeze arms transfers to Israel should the military advance into the Gazan city of Rafah.
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“If [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu does not fire Ben Gvir today, he is endangering every soldier in the IDF and every citizen in the State of Israel,” Lapid declared in a statement on Thursday morning.

He later called on Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot — the first two are members of the war cabinet and the third is an observer in it — to press Netanyahu for Ben Gvir’s ouster.

The three, seen as leading voices of moderation tamping down on far-right forces within Netanyahu’s government, should “not suffice with condemnations this time, they should demand the dismissal of Itamar Ben Gvir,” he said.

Ben Gvir’s tweet was one of several fuming reactions from government figures Thursday morning following Biden’s warning that the US would stop providing offensive weapons to Israel if it pushed ahead with a planned offensive in Rafah, seen as the last major Hamas redoubt in Gaza but also home to over a million displaced Gazans who are sheltering there after fleeing other parts of the Strip.


https://www.timesofisrael.com/ben-gvir-hammered-by-president-opposition-over-hamas/
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