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Hello, peeps. Tiff is out today so I get to play. As I look to see where we are in this Act 1124 of the Trump Shitshow …
President Impeached ended his Tuesday, if I counted correctly, with 32 tweets and four retweets, ending the day with bragging about pardoning a criminal of his crime.
And what was that crime you ask? Pay-to-play of course. What else?
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday pardoning Eddie DeBartolo Jr., White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley announced at the White House.
DeBartolo is the former owner of the NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers. During DeBartolo’s time as owner, the team won five Super Bowl titles.
DeBartolo pleaded guilty in 1998 to failing to report a felony in a bribery case, which led to former Louisiana Gov. Edwin W. Edwards getting sent to federal prison.
DeBartolo did not serve jail time, but he agreed to pay up to $1 million in fines. He also relinquished ownership of the 49ers to his sister, Denise York.
Former 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice told press at the White House Tuesday morning that Trump and a group advocating for DeBartolo discussed what the former 49ers owner had done on and off the field.
“I think with Eddie and what he has accomplished, what he has done on the football field, off the football field a lot of charity work so we talked about that,” Rice said. “We talked about just being great. You know, trying to be the greatest of all time. And you know, I take my hat off for Donald Trump and what he did.”
Trump has granted pardons to 18 other individuals, according to the Justice Department.
In 2016, DeBartolo was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.CNN
Right. Moving right along.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
So far President Impeached (read: enablers) has been more on a retweet bender than a tweet one. He’s *traveling* today according to Daniel Dale’s posting of his schedule today.
It would appear he is staged in Nevada to get ready for the MAGAt rally there tonight as residents of the state rapped up their early primary voting and now will head into the Saturday caucus and the ninth scheduled Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, and will feature a new billionaire on the stage.
Major h/t and big thank you to Ro for help me out of my flub here.
So 3 days of this hopping back and forth, I guess. His rally tonight is in Phoenix AZ after he goes to California but then he goes back to Vegas after the Phoenix rally to stay over night. His Las Vegas NV rally is not until Friday. Oh well… other peoples money and all that.
Apparently RON location means “remains overnight”.
Thank you, Ro. I completely vegged there on the back and forth and rallies and debates. I told y’all I am shamed! 😀
NBC News: Las Vegas Democratic presidential debate: Everything you need to know
The Nevada debate, featuring six candidates, is the last before the state’s caucuses.
The debate will begin at 9:00 pm ET and will be aired on NBC and MSNBC. There will probably be a debate thread posted, otherwise we can meet up in Beth’s Notes.
While going through Impeached’s retweets as he went on some weird Tom Fitton retweet eleven run this morning we find what the cat drag in along with Fitton…it’s Jason Chaffetz.
Huh. Who knew he was even still alive. 🤷♀️
Right. Moving on…
According to Jacobs’ reporting in Bloomberg:
Impeached retweets several things about India so I guess he’s going to India? Can they keep him? Asking for a friend, because that would be very exciting.
Oh, look, hot damn, he’s going February 24. Woohoo, he’s out of the country. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, Impeached! … Oh, I’m sorry. Did I say that out loud? My bad.
And he gets one more in to make me even more late than I already am. I am truly sorry, peeps. I have no excuses. Well, I do, but they are not good ones. The psycho distracted me and I fell for it. I am shamed.
And this concludes today’s late edition of President Impeached “… “payoffs” all over the place.”
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