Rudy Giuliani: I Am Not a Crook

“I am being treated like the head of a drug cartel”

Who said it? Why, Rudy Colludy (and team) said it.

Lawyers for Rudy Giuliani slammed prosecutors on Monday for secretly obtaining electronic access to the former New York City mayor’s accounts—likening the operation that resulted in the April 28 FBI raid of his home and office to that of a drug cartel takedown.

“Unfortunately for Giuliani, and even more unfortunately for the attorney-client privilege and executive deliberation privilege, and the public’s perception that those privileges are real, the SDNY simply chose to treat a distinguished lawyer as if he was the head of a drug cartel or a terrorist, in order to create maximum prejudicial coverage of both Giuliani, and his most well-known client—the former President of the United States,” the letter filed Monday on behalf of Giuliani states.

Daily Beast

Rudy also claimed that his “trial by combat” quote didn’t mean what you think. He says he didn’t “literally call for an insurrection,” when in fact that is literally what he did.

Lawyers for Rudy Giuliani — who exhorted Trump supporters in Washington on the day of the Capitol riot to “have trial by combat” — are now arguing that he wasn’t literally advocating for an insurrection over the 2020 election results.

The assertion comes in Giuliani’s response to a lawsuit filed by Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell seeking to hold Giuliani, former President Donald Trump and others accountable for inciting the violent siege on January 6 at the US Capitol.

In a court filing Monday, Giuliani wrote that his words to Trump supporters were “hyperbolic.” The former New York City mayor also said in his court filing that the core of the insurrection was orchestrated by pro-Trump extremist groups to whom he had no connection.

“Plaintiff (Swalwell) would have the Court believe that what the FBI has been unable to do — tie Defendants to a vast conspiracy to mastermind the attack on the Capitol — Plaintiff will accomplish through this litigation. This is simply too far-fetched and outlandish to pass the plausibility standard of the law,” Giuliani’s court argument said.

CNN

This gaslighting bullshit Trump has perfected has got to stop. The problem is, most Trumpists believe this bullshit.


Source: Morning Sixpack on My Daily Grind News

Bruce Bartman admits he cast fraudulent ballot for Trump in Pennsylvania under his deceased mother’s name

Weeks before Election Day, Bruce Bartman mailed his mother’s absentee ballot with a check mark next to President Donald Trump’s name.

The problem was, his mother had been dead since 2008.

Bartman, 70, pleaded guilty on Friday to a charge of felony perjury and unlawful voting — and blamed his decision to cast the fraudulent ballot on consuming too many false claims about the election.

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Israel’s Iron Dome Is a Failure – Just Like Their Foreign Policy

Israel Iron Dome made of glass?
Israel Iron Dome More Like Reichstag Berlin Glass Dome

Israel’s vaunted Iron Dome defense system is more like an iron sieve. It fails to destroy all but a few of the rockets that Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups fire at Israeli communities. But Israel’s early-warning civil-defense systems have proved highly effective.

The radar-guided Iron Dome missile, meant to intercept and smash incoming rockets in the seconds before they strike their targets, works just a small fraction of the time, according to a detailed analysis carried out by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Read the whole story here.

Amazon Unlimited Offers Netflix-style Programming

Amazon has a new all-you-can-eat ebook service called "Unlimited"
Buffet-style books by Amazon Unlimited

NEW YORK — Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s latest effort to attract more users.

The largest U.S. e-commerce site said Friday that the Kindle Unlimited service will give users the ability to read as much as they want from more than 600,000 Kindle titles such as “The Hunger Games” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” They can also listen as much as they like to thousands of Audible audiobooks, including “Water for Elephants.”

Read the whole story here.

Why Amazon’s Local Marketplace Will Be a Consumer Win

Amazon will begin offering local services next year
Amazon local services. Yelp killer?

Retail giant Amazon’s rumored move into local services could have a massive impact on consumers if the Seattle-based firm successfully taps its vast trove of information.

Citing people familiar with the matter, Reuters reports that Amazon is planning to launch a marketplace for local services later this year. This would pit the online retailer against the likes of Yelp, Angie’s List and specialist review sites such as HomeAdvisor.com.

Read more about Amazon’s local marketplace.