Intentional Ignorance

If not criminal intent so far 1/6 committee has proved Trump’s election lies amount to wllful blindness, a term used in law to describe a situation in which a person seeks to avoid civil or criminal liability for a wrongful act by intentionally keeping themselves unaware of facts that would render them liable or implicated. (More on Wikipedia)

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33 thoughts on “Intentional Ignorance”

  1. loser guy willfully blind with a crazy drunk as a sidekick

    The televised hearings of the Jan 6th Committee are proving to be must-see events, in particular the moments when witnesses have been asked to comment on the drinking habits of a certain former mayor of New York City.

  2. also on show worth the watch

    When he needs a reminder of why his work as a Senator and a pastor is so important, Sen. Raphael Warnock remembers the example set by the late Rep. John Lewis who always encouraged him to keep the faith. Senator Warnock’s new book, “A Way Out of No Way,” is available everywhere now.

    BTW, sorry for those commercials embedded in the vids.  sneaky bastards.

  3. SFB was going to employ any possible means to keep him in power.  He did not care about the actual results.   He thought he could game the system.   He is responsible for the insurrection.  

    The Republicans who supported him/the lie are also guilty, which is probably why some of them are still trying to protect Orange Adolf.  They need him (or another GQPer) in the WH so they can get pardons for their part in January 6th.

  4. BiD, you bring up a good point.

    am wondering too about the pardons – any likelihood there are pocket pardons quietly hiding in the shadows to rear their ugly heads when need be?


  5. a recent podcast mentioned this possibility of pocket pardons hiding out there among other things

    click here Top prosecutor on BOMBSHELL signs of CRIMINAL investigation into Trump – YouTube

    for INTERVIEW: Brian interviews former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner about the prospect of a criminal investigation of Trump at the DOJ, what would happen if Trump had given himself a pocket pardon before he left office, and what the best case scenario for the January 6 Committee will look like as we get into their highly-anticipated hearings.

  6. I got the impression that little jarjar had him a table in the hallway feverishly selling pardons. Bunches of money, bunches of pardons.  The committee is showing selected clips of that creep, and, of course, that other creep, his wife, I think to foreshadow the boom which is soon about to be firmly lowered upon them.   So help me, dog.  

  7. Also, before it’s over there is going to be a running TOTAL of every single penny those [Expletives Deleted] stole while they were there infesting the White House like a tribe of bedbugs.  

  8. 10 to 1,  I’m thinking genuine black beauties, green amps, or speckled birds.   Mere cocaine would never produce a performance like those guys that night. lol

  9. If you ever think about that kind of thing, think about how practically every concert you’ve ever seen was fueled by some sort of speed.    
    lol again.

  10. Patd

    I see we had the same idea about SAP.  That is right up there with Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP).

    As far a charges go, I think some version of swindling for profit may be the easiest to prove since Trump has been doing it for at least 40 years.  The Presidency was just a larger venue.


  11. Way back a bazillion years ago when I was married, my husband, his guitar, and Steamroller Blues always meant everything was about to get interesting.  LOL


  12. Now I’m a little unclear on the graphic I saw, but it looked like of the grifted $250M that was sold as money to fight the election fraud that was living in dumbass’ mind something like $2M went to a couple of 501(c)(3) orgs that were MAGA fronts and $204M went to Trump Hotels.  I don’t pretend to be a cracker jack prosecutor – have never been one and haven’t even played one on TV, but I think ol’ Fatboy has about $204M of exposure under a fraud theory if that is where the grifted money went. I hope the IRS saw that same graphic and starts sniffing around.
    Sturg, I always liked Taylor’s Steamroller – didn’t realize that his live band in the 79-80 era was Leland Sklar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Danny Korchmar David Sanborn … all those guys that made the Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Brown, Bonnie Raitt circuit. Talk about a buncha guys who could play – that would be them.

  13. is the SAP grift the same one that tricked the donors into monthly recurring payments?

  14. Thanks for the reporting on the hearing that you’ve all done.  I will most likely watch the hearing on Thursday as it’s gonna be a rainy day.
    Today is a repeat of yesterday… and I’m going to enjoy it (despite the Celtics loss last night… congrats Warriors!).

  15. Then there were the grifts with all his “charity” where he took credit for amassing donations and collected handling fees before donations that sometimes never quite got to where they were supposed to go.

    No one has ever resolved the huge sums of funds for the inauguration that certainly weren’t spent on the events.  Throw in charges at hotels and golf courses.  It has been an unending stream of financial shenanigans bilking both private citizens and the American taxpayer.


  16. Ah, yes.  Who can forget SFB using his charity’s money to buy a portrait of his orange-itude. 

  17. I wanna know if the my-pillow-guy is gonna be tied in with the grift.  Or, was he just another griftee?

  18. Yes, Poobah, fraud is something Dumbass knows well.  TU was a garden variety state fraud case – sold a buncha gullible would-be urban real estate magnates a bill of goods he absolutely could not deliver.  This one has a different, more dangerous dimension. Sounds to me like he was soliciting donations for what sounded like a 501c3 tax exempt org that did not exist – funneled a pittance to a couple of NFPOs and sent the rest to his hotel operation – which is decidedly not an NFPO. 

  19. Great game last night.  I could barely watch the 4th quarter fortunately the Celtics didn’t play much in the 4 th so that made it easier.
    So even though pretty much every one said Trump lost. He thought why the hell not. I have nothing to lose.  It has worked before.

  20. Great game last night.  I could barely watch the 4th quarter fortunately the Celtics didn’t play much in the 4 th so that made it easier.
    Yes So even though pretty much every one said Trump lost. He thought why the hell not. I have nothing to lose.  It has worked before.

  21. guiliani furiously denying he was drunk in response to allegations that he was inebriated while coup-ing with loser guy ?

    that’s like a guy saying, when accused of being drunk and robbing a bank, “i wasn’t drunk”

  22. uh oh

    Alexei Navalny has gone missing from Russian prison, say allies | Alexei Navalny | The Guardian


    “All this time that we don’t know where Alexei is, he is left alone with the system that has already once tried to kill him,” Navalny’s spokesperson, Kira Yarmysh, said on social media.

    Navalny’s closest ally, Leonid Volkov, said on Telegram that the politician’s lawyer went to visit him in prison on Tuesday and was told that “there is no such convict here”. “Where Alexei is now and which prison he is being taken to, we don’t know,” Volkov said.


    Until now, Navalny has been at the IK-2 penal colony in the Vladimir region, about 60 miles east of the Russian capital. The facility in the town of Pokrov stands out among Russian penitentiaries for its especially strict inmate routines, which include standing at attention for hours.

    Yarmysh cited rumours that Navalny was supposed to be transferred to IK-6, a maximum security colony in the same region, 90 miles east of IK-2, but noted that “neither Alexei’s attorneys nor his relatives were informed about his transfer”.

    Navalny’s lawyer would not confirm these rumours in a phone conversation with the Associated Press, saying all she knew was that “he was taken away in an unknown direction”.

  23. also in today’s guardian

    Roger Stone and Michael Flynn under fire over rallies ‘distorting Christianity’ | US politics | The Guardian

    A growing number of prominent Christian leaders are sounding alarms about threats to democracy posed by ReAwaken America rallies where Donald Trump loyalists Michael Flynn and Roger Stone and rightwing pastors have spread misinformation about the 2020 elections and Covid-19 vaccines, and distorted Christian teachings.
    The falsehoods pushed at ReAwaken gatherings have prompted some Christian leaders to warn that America’s political and spiritual health is threatened by a toxic mix of Christian nationalism, lies about Trump’s loss to Joe Biden, and ahistorical views of the nation’s founding principle of the separation of church and state.
    The ReAwaken tour’s pro-Trump political messages mixed with Christian nationalism was on display at a two-day gathering in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in May that drew Flynn, Stone, Eric Trump and the rightwing pastor Mark Burns, who is running for a House seat in the state.
    Stone revved up the crowd with at times bizarre conspiratorial claims. “There is a satanic portal above the White House, you can see day and night. It exists. It is real. And it must be closed. And it will be closed by prayer,” he said.
    The “portal”, Stone told a rapt crowd, first appeared after Joe Biden “became president and it will be closed before he leaves”.
    But retired Lt Gen Flynn, a staunch ally of Trump’s who told the rightwing network Newsmax in December 2020 that Trump should deploy the military to “rerun the election” in swing states Biden won, is the tour’s most highly promoted draw.
    At a ReAwaken event in Texas in November, for instance, Flynn sparked strong criticism by claiming that America should have just “one religion”.
    “If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion,” Flynn said. “One nation under God and one religion under God, right? All of us, working together.”
    At the South Carolina rally, Flynn proclaimed that the US has a “biblical destiny”, and posited that the US was built on a “set of Judeo-Christian principles”.
    Flynn’s views alarm Taylor of Sojourners. “Flynn has a warped understanding of religion and American history,” Taylor said.
    The ReAwaken tour was launched by a conservative Oklahoma talkshow host and entrepreneur named Clay Clark in tandem with Flynn, who briefly served as Trump’s first national security adviser. 
    Flynn’s central role at the ReAwaken events was cited in a hard-hitting April op-ed in the Times of San Diego by the Rev Melinda Teter Dodge.
    “Tragically, late last month, proclaimed church leaders and religious zealots descended upon San Diego county, and twisted this scriptural truth for specific political purposes. In speaking to thousands of vulnerable attendees, this group spewed dangerous falsehood after falsehood about Covid-19 and the 2020 election,” she wrote.
    “The event at a church in San Marcos was the latest stop on disgraced, retired General Michael Flynn’s ‘ReAwaken America Tour,’ a nationwide series of megachurch engagements featuring a who’s who of far-right religious extremists, Trump aides, QAnon conspiracy theorists, and other reckless figures. At every stop along the way, the Christian nationalist tour has left in its wake a trail of dangerous disinformation that leads to bigotry, hate, and, at its most extreme, violence.”

  24. KC, over the Fentanyl thing or the pardon thing – or the campaign finance thing that Colorado is launching into claims that she “inflated the mileage she logged on the campaign trail in 2020 and then used more than $20,000 in reimbursements from donors to pay off years of tax liens on her restaurant”? She was reimbursed $22,259 for mileage, which would be for 38,712 miles – which seems a tad high for a campaign in Colorado – which would be one and a half times around the earth at the equator.😨 (Courtesy of NYT)


    “The question is, are Trump individuals benefiting from this whole enterprise of raising money around the so-called stop the steal,” Lofgren told Blitzer. “And the answer is yes.”

    “Turning Point Action, a conservative pro-Trump organization, paid Kimberly Guilfoyle $60,000 to introduce her fiancé Donald Trump Jr. in a speech lasting less than three minutes at the “Stop the Steal” rally at the Ellipse in Washington on January 6, 2021, according to multiple people familiar with the payment.”

    Coke ain’t cheap.

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