Pathetic Turnout for Trump in Miami - The Wednesday AM Quickie 6/14/23

RIP Cormac McCarthy. - Corey

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Trump, Still Looking for Lawyers, Pleads Not Guilty

Without being handcuffed, Donald Trump was arrested and booked at a federal courthouse in Miami at 2pm local time yesterday. Trump's Diet Coke fetcher and indicted co-conspirator in the stolen documents case, Walt Nauta, was along for the ride. No cameras were allowed. Sad!

Trump pleaded not guilty on all 37 counts; Nauta entered no plea and requested more time to find a lawyer. Trump was represented by Todd Blanche, a former federal prosecutor. Even now the composition of his defense team, and their strategy, remains a work in progress. Federal magistrate judge Jonathan Goodman presided over the arraignment, though Trump appointee Aileen Cannon will still oversee the trial. Goodman placed no travel restrictions on Trump and allowed him to remain in communication with Nauta.

Ahead of Trump's arraignment, Miami officials said they were preparing for crowds of between 5,000 and 50,000 people. Instead, mere dozens, perhaps hundreds, turned up for Trump. One Florida GOP group that planned to send four busloads of Trump fans to the courthouse ended up chartering only two. It was a "small but colorful" bunch: A white man in a "Blacks for Trump" T-shirt screamed at Republican Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez about the Satanic Illuminati. Another "man held up a real pig's head on a stake, a U.S. flag emerging from its mouth." Failed GOP congressional candidate Laura Loomer, a career Islamophobe perhaps best known for chaining herself to Twitter's headquarters, was there looking for attention. Trump's call for protest was a total bust.

After his court appearance, Trump flew to his golf club in Bedminster, NJ, to raise money and whine about his problems.

"He's scared sh*tless," says John Kelly, Trump's former White House chief of staff.

In related news, New York Attorney General Tish James said she'd received death threats due to her civil fraud investigation of Trump. "I will not be paralyzed by fear," she said. "I'm from Brooklyn."

Ukraine Update: Yet More Claims About Nord Stream 2

  • U.S. to Supply Depleted Uranium Munitions to Ukraine Some White House officials "have expressed concern" over "providing a weapon that may carry health and environmental risks." via the Wall Street Journal.
  • Report: CIA Told Ukraine Not to Blow Up Nord Stream 2 Dutch and German news outlets says Dutch intel got wind of the plot to blow up the Russian pipeline and informed the U.S.; the CIA then supposedly warned Ukraine against it. via Politico.
  • Lawmakers Lean on Biden Over Alleged South African Aid to Russia A bipartisan group of House and Senate committee leaders say the Biden administration should yank trade benefits from South Africa over allegations it supplied weapons to Russia. via the Associated Press.
  • Putin Puppet in Belarus Says He Wouldn't Hesitate to Use Tactical Nukes But then Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is "known for his blustery statements." via NBC News.

House Democrats Make Gun Control Push

Ten people were injured, three of them critically, in a shooting in Denver where Nuggets fans were celebrating their NBA championship. Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, House Democrats are set to make another push for an assault weapons ban as well as increased background checks for gun buyers, the Washington Post reports. In coordination with leadership, Reps. Lucy McBath of Georgia, Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and Mike Thompson of California used a procedural move yesterday to bypass Republican objections and advance their bills. (McBath lost her teen son to gun violence in 2012.) The House is back in business after the right flank of the House GOP temporarily lifted their blockade; Freedom Caucus members are still seeking a power-sharing deal with the stunningly useless Speaker Kevin McCarthy.


  • Rising Water Temperatures Kill Thousands of Fish in Texas "Water samples taken from the Gulf Intracoastal Canal and the Brazos River, which feed into the coast, were found to have almost no dissolved oxygen in them." via NBC News.
  • Body Found in Wreckage at Collapsed Section of I-95 Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will visit the scene today; the busy interstate highway will be closed in both directions for weeks. via the Associated Press.
  • Karine Jean-Pierre Is in Trouble for Saying 'MAGA Republicans' The Office of Special Counsel, following a complaint by a conservative group, says the White House press secretary violated the Hatch Act with comments she made ahead of the midterms. via NBC News.
  • Andrew Tate Hit With Tougher Charges By Romanian Prosecutors The internet-famous misogynist and three accomplices are now being charged with "human trafficking in continued form." via the Guardian.


8.7 percent

That's how much rents rose across America in May as compared to last year, according to the latest Labor Department figures. The silver lining, as the New York Times reports, is that rents have risen more slowly over the last three months than at any time since the beginning of 2022, in keeping with the general trend of cooling inflation.


6/14: It's Hump Day! Sam and Emma talk about the Trump arraignment and then chat with Dr. Titi Afolabi from Mass General Brigham about the resident physicians recently winning their NLRB election there.


Charlie Kirk Tells Conservative Women Leaders to Get Married and Have Kids

That's the message at the TPUSA Young Women's Leadership Summit.

Trump Is 'Toast' Says Barr



"The allegations themselves are breathtaking. It could be a game changer, or it could be a crank. I just don't know."

-- Hawaii Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz, speaking to Wired magazine about the claims of former U.S. Air Force officer and intelligence agency whistleblower David Grusch, who says some part of the government has a secret collection of advanced "non-human" craft.

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