Trump Kicking and Screaming Transition Thread

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  1. Raoul the Red Shirt

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    I will fine you 1 million quatloos for making me think about the TNG episode with candle ghost sex when you could have just said "covert."
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    Technically he's a consultant working for a nominal salary and expenses. I guess he could be fired, but charging him with a crime doesn't seem likely. I wouldn't doubt that he'll tell anybody anything they want to know (provided they can get to him) without losing any sleep over the matter. I seem to recall that he's also made it clear that he plans to resign once the vaccine(s) start getting distributed. Since the Democrats were kvetching about rather obvious conflicts of interest, if he stays a little too long Biden will probably thank him for his service and cut him loose.This is an interesting article from NPR dating from October (how long ago that seems) about him.
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  4. Raoul the Red Shirt

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    The article quotes the person as being told not to convey "confidential" information to the Biden team. There are at least hypothetically several potential bases for information to be confidential. It could be covered by attorney-client privilege. It could be work-product. It could be covered by the deliberative process privilege. It could involve trade secrets/patents/intellectual property. And it could involve material that is classified.

    AFAIK, the unauthorized disclosure of classified materials would be the only crime on the list. It seems doubtful to me that anything having to do with the virus response could properly have been properly deemed classified, but the key word is "properly." The Jared coronavirus task force people signed non-disclosure agreemeents, so it should not be a shock if the government classified a lot about their response.
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    Thing is, whatever confidential communications might be involved ... they're not confidential communications with the Trump administration; they're confidential communications with the U.S. government, an entity that has a legally continuous existence even when the people in charge of it change.
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  6. Raoul the Red Shirt

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    The first issue is that until recently, the administration was refusing to recognize the Biden transition team as having won. It is their having won that would entitle them to classified information and other confidential information. Technically, I assume, the Biden administration isn't part of the U.S. government until it takes office and only gets access to confidential informaiton by laws saying it does.

    The second issue is that regardless of what the actual law might say on these issues, the notion of a Trump administration and a Dept. of Justice where they are working from alt-reality playbooks. They have relatively little time, presumably, to pursue made-up criminal charges against someone, but one can't put it past them.
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    I think it's time for Trump to hire a Chinese lawyer. Win Won Soon...thank you I'll be here all week...:lmao:
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    Trump better hustle or in two months or so He Long Gon :facepalm:
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    Ok, that's almost funny...you're getting better.
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    Let him rant. Maybe he'll be consigned to the prison psych unit. Not as fancy as the country club, but they'll supply him with a lifetime of Depends.
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    I see somebody is unfamiliar with the idea that the population can, in fact, increase over the course of 12 years.
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    Immigrants then?
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    Or that, between mail-in ballots and expanded early voting this year compared to either 2008 or 2012, there would be more people who might vote.
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    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    And the fact that a bunch of people who usually don't bother to vote got on the Dump Trump wagon.
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    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    For him it's one of those "a lot of people don't know that" things.
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    And a whole lot of other folks voted to reelect him. A record number of Republicans.
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  19. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    True. But you gotta love the ones in your state that are threatening to boycott the Senate runoff. :bananana:
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  24. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Anything that ain't OAN, Epoch Times, or QAnon is a librul conspiracy. They're that far gone, poor schmucks...
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  25. garamet

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    Follow-up for @The Ghost of Crazy Horse who at least had the good grace to go silent, whereas @Jenee's still holding a grudge about something she doesn't/refuses to understand: Petty thievery was enough to get British citizens (yanno, white people) exiled not only to Australia, but to the Americas as well:
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    Whatever it is you’re crying about now, refer to my avatar.
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    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    That you mistake "presenting facts" with "crying" is your fundamental problem. In that respect, you're equivalent to the worst Trumpanista.
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    You’re an ignorant fool. You’ve tagged me in your posts, then claim I don’t know facts. I didn’t say fuck all in your post. So, hobble back to your medicine cabinet, take what you need, and leave me out of your mental arguments.
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  30. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    You went on the attack, then ducked out of the conversation. I completely understand your reaction.