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Pelosi: Postmaster General Told Me He Has ‘No Intention’ of Allowing Overtime or Replacing Any Equipment Removed

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says she has spoken to President Donald Trump’s Postmaster General and he “admitted” he has “no intention” of granting necessary overtime or replacing the mail sorting machines and mailboxes he has removed.

Louis DeJoy “frankly admitted that he had no intention of replacing the sorting machines, blue mailboxes and other key mail infrastructure that have been removed and that plans for adequate overtime, which is critical for the timely delivery of mail, are not in the works,” Pelosi told the Associated Press.

Pelosi spoke with DeJoy by phone, telling him she says, his decision to merely, temporarily pause his destructive actions is “wholly insufficient and does not reverse damage already wreaked.”

On Tuesday DeJoy issued a statement announcing he had paused the removal of mailboxes and high-volume mail sorting machines, but on Wednesday a local Michigan reporter filmed a mail-sorting machine “graveyard,” and revealed postal workers say the removal of the machines is still ongoing.

“Order came from Postmaster General DeJoy,” WOOD-TV’s Heather Walker said.

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Democratic Congressman Accuses Lindsey Graham of Committing a Crime ‘In Plain Sight’

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U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) is accusing embattled South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of committing a crime.

Graham is the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and clearly in the video below is linking his efforts to push through the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to his efforts to keep his Senate seat.

While that may not be illegal, Graham, who is facing a possible loss in his very close re-election battle, appears to be soliciting campaign contributions while in a federal building, which is a crime, according to Rep. Swalwell.

Intercept reporter Aída Chávez, who posted this video of Graham, agrees.

This was Rep. Swalwell’s response to Graham’s solicitation:

Top elections attorney Marc Elias also appears to agree:

As does attorney Kendyl Hanks:

 

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Mike Flynn’s Lawyer Just Admitted to a Federal Judge She’s Been Talking to Trump About His Case

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The attorney for disgraced former Trump national security adviser and convicted felon Mike Flynn has just admitted to a federal judge she has been talking with President Donald Trump about her client’s case – and that she personally asked the president to not pardon Flynn.

Sydney Powell, a former federal prosecutor turned conspiracy theorist, QAnon-signaler, and pro-MAGA anti-“deep state” personality, was asked by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, if she’s been in contact with Trump.

Politico’s Kyle Cheney provides the back-and-forth:

Powell actually tries to invoke executive privilege – to which she has no right since she does not work for the administration.

And then, this bombshell:

Former federal prosecutor, now an NBC and MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner sugggests things got a little wild in the courtroom:

At issue: Flynn and the DOJ are trying to have the case dismissed – after Flynn pleaded guilty, twice, before the judge. Attorney General Bill Barr has been accused of working to protect Trump’s allies.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. 

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Brad Parscale Faces Investigation for ‘Stealing’ $40 Million From Trump Campaign: Report

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Embattled former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale has been accused of “stealing” up to $40 million from President Donald Trump’s campaign and $10 million from the Republican National Committee.

The Daily Mail first reported that Parscale is suspected of pocketing the money.

According to the Daily Mail:

A Trump insider explained to DailyMail.com that Parscale went into a tailspin after he was demoted in July and replaced by his former number two, Bill Stepien, as he’s worried about the ‘gravy train’ ending and keeping up with his lavish lifestyle.

Trump demoted Parscale as campaign manager earlier this year after his Florida lifestyle attracted media attention. Daily Mail sources said Trump ordered a review of RNC finances just days after Parscale’s demotion.

RNC Rapid Response Director Steve Guest denied that Parscale is being investigated.

“This report is categorically false,” Guest said in a statement. “There is no audit or investigation of Brad at the RNC.”

Reports on Sunday revealed that Parscale was hospitalized after a tense standoff with police and allegedly threatening to commit suicide.

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