A very light day; yesterday's news was dominated (rightly) by 9/11 remembrance.
Election shenanigans are not new; from BPR, New book claims Jill Biden’s ex paid hitman to block delivery of Delaware papers containing anti-Joe Biden ads. Not exactly landslide Lyndon material, but the kind of quasi legal corruption you expect from Delaware:
According to the Daily Mail, the book by Ben Schreckinger called, “The Bidens: Inside the First Family’s Fifty-year Rise to Power,” to be published Sept. 21 by Twelve Books, provides details about how the current first lady’s “former husband says he raised $3000 to fund a union picket line organized by notorious mob hitman Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran designed to help” her future husband win.
The purpose of the union strike was to block anti-Biden advertisements from getting to voters in the last days of the campaign nearly 50 years ago, the outlet reported, citing details in the book.
From Da Caller, Trump is still teasing his possible (likely?) run in 2024, Trump Won’t Commit To 2024 Run, Says He’ll Decide ‘In The Not Too Distant Future’. Still plenty of time.
From the NYT, cited at MSNBC, Capitol Police Inquiry Into Jan. 6 Riot Recommends Disciplining Six Officers
Capitol Police investigators have recommended disciplinary action against six police officers for their actions during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, when Trump supporters stormed the building in an effort to stop the certification of President Biden’s victory.
Three officers were singled out for unbecoming conduct, one officer for failure to comply with directives, one officer for improper remarks and one officer for improper dissemination of information, the Capitol Police said in a statement on Saturday.
None of the officers, or details about the recommended penalties, were identified. No criminal charges will be filed, after the U.S. attorney’s office did not find sufficient evidence to do so.
That's certainly not very clear. Insty quips A MODEST TINGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY . . . "But this is the modified limited hangout. Keep drilling. And in particular, aske these officers what they were told to do."
Meanwhile, GWB managed to sully the 9/11 remembrances with what is being perceived as an oblique slam at Trump and his supporters. At the Independent, Bush underscores threats posed by domestic terror in 9/11 memorial speech: ‘It is our duty to confront them’ "Former president condemns ‘malign forces’ in his appeal to nation unity during Flight 93 memorial" Insty, GEORGE W. BUSH IS GETTING A LOT OF FLAK FOR THIS SPEECH . . .
I have personally overlooked many things from former President George W. Bush but his comparison between Trump voters and the Jihadists from 9/11 is an absolute disgrace. F*cking unbelievable. #NeverForget https://t.co/ZPFtz9J6a0— 🇺🇸Col. Rob Maness ret. (@RobManess) September 11, 2021
And maybe he’s referring to Trump voters — that’s the usual use of “domestic extremists” in today’s political parlance — but he could just as easily be talking about Antifa and BLM with his reference to violence and defiling national symbols. He never names anyone.
It says a lot about the decline in his reputation, though, that people just assume he’s talking about the GOP base here.
While Sloe Joe Biden took advantage of the remembrances to whine about how Trump supporters were dissing him. AP claims Biden embraces message of unity on 9/11 anniversary
Gesturing to a cross-shaped memorial made of steel from the twin towers adjacent to the firehouse, Biden reflected: “I’m thinking what, what what would the people who died, what would they be thinking. Would they think this makes sense for us to be doing this kind of thing where you ride down the street and someone has a sign saying ‘f- so-and-so?’”
It was a reference to an explicit sign attacking Biden last week in New Jersey as he toured storm damage that was displayed by supporters of former President Donald Trump. Biden expressed incredulity at recent comments by Trump, whom he accused of abandoning the nation’s ideals during his time in office.
Well, f- Joe Biden.