Posted in Justice News

Trump pardons cronies Stone and Manafort as DOJ proceeds with Lame-Duck execution spree

“Trump is pardoning his political allies while he’s executing people on death row at an unprecedented rate. His deeds are unconscionable.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Thursday, December 24, 2020 Throwing the deeply unequal nature of…

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Posted in Analysis Democracy Voter suppression

Trump’s encouragement of GOP ballot watchers echoes an old tactic of voter intimidation

by  Mark Krasovic, Rutgers University Newark During the first presidential debate, Donald Trump was asked by moderator Chris Wallace if he would “urge” his followers to remain calm during a prolonged vote-counting period after the election,…

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Posted in Analysis Courts/justice

Prosecutor disavows Barr bigfooting of Stone sentencing.

Yesterday the Meteor published a story about Roger Stone being sentenced to 40 months in prison. Below, Rachel Maddow breaks down Justice Department prosecutor John D. Crabb’s declarations to Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Roger Stone…

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