A quick story about bloodlust, QAnon and Facebook:
There's a picture going Facebook right now that refers to the 10 Days of Darkness.
Some Q people believe Trump is still in power and has been secretly executing the Deep State for the last 10 days in front of the White House.The viral QAnon picture shows the new security fencing around the White House, then places a real picture of gallows that kinda-sorta look like the same infrastructure.
I'm not going to zoom in on the gallows, because that's a real hanging.The QAnon people used a photo from a Kuwaiti execution in 2013.
They stole these images to claim this is the Deep State being hanged by Donald Trump's secret government in front of the White House, which has QAnon people ecstatic.
ANSWER OF PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP, 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATESThe 45th President of the United States, Donald John TrumpIt is denied that the quoted provision currently applies to the 45th President of the United StatesSince the 45th President is no longer "President" . . . the Senate presently is unable to remove from office the 45th President whose term has expired . . .It is denied that the 45th President engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States.The 45th President believes and therefore avers that as a private citizen . . .The 45th President asks the Senate to dismiss . . .It is denied that the 45th President of the United States ever engaged in a violation of his oath of office. . . .Donald J. Trump fully and faithfully executed his duties as President of the United States . . .Since the 45th President is no longer "President" . . . the 45th President cannot be removed . . .It is admitted that after the November election, the 45th President exercised his First Amendment right under the Constitution . . .Insufficient evidence exists upon which a reasonable jurist could conclude that the 45th President's statements were accurate or not . . .Like all Americans, the 45th President is protected by the First Amendment. . . .Since the 45th President is no longer "President" . . . the 45th President does not hold office . . .It is admitted that President Trump addressed a crowd at the Capitol ellipse on January 6, 2021 . . .To the extent Averment 5 alleges his opinion is factually in error, the 45th President denies this allegation.It is denied that President Trump incited the crowd to engage in destructive behavior. . . .It is denied that President Trump intended to interfere with the counting of Electoral votes. . . .It is admitted that President Trump spoke on the telephone with Secretary Raffensperger and multiple other parties, including several attorneys for both parties, on January 2, 2021. . . .It is denied President Trump made any effort to subvert the certification of the results of the 2020 Presidential election. . . . President Trump . . . It is denied that President Trump threatened Secretary Raffensperger. It is denied that President Trump acted improperly . . .Since the 45th President is no longer "President" . . . the 45th President does not hold office . . .It is denied that President Trump ever endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government.Rather, the 45th President of the United States performed admirably . . .The 45th President believes and therefore avers that . . .Since the 45th President is no longer "President" . . . the 45th President does not hold office . . .To the extent there are factual allegations made against the 45th President of the United States . . .The 45th President of the United States, Donald John Trump . . . avers that the Article of Impeachment lodged against him . . . must be dismissed with prejudice. In support thereof, the 45th President, Respectfully Represents:1. The Senate of the United States lacks jurisdiction over the 45th President . . .2. The Senate of the United States lacks jurisdiction over the 45th President . . .5. The House of Representatives deprived the 45th President of due process of law . . . the 45th President's positions . . . The House of Representatives' action, in depriving the 45th President of due process of law, created a special category of citizenship for a single individual: the 45th President of the United States. Should this body not act in favor of the 45th President . . . such persons as the 45th President . . . the 45th President does not enjoy the protections of liberty upon which this great Nation was founded . . .6. The Article of Impeachment violates the 45th President's right to free speech and thought . . .7. . . . depriving the 45th President of the United States of his American right to due process of law. The 45th President of the United States believes . . .8. . . . Once the 45th President's term expired . . . with a long history of public remarks adverse to the 45th President. The 45th President believes . . .WHEREFORE, Donald John Trump, 45th President of the United States . . . In the alternative, the 45th President respectfully requests . . .Respectfully Submitted,Bruce L. Castor, Jr.David SchoenCounsel to the 45th President of the United States
To think Trump criticized Powell for her team’s typos and called them “embarrassing”.— CLawGrL🇵🇷🇺🇸 (@Coopers_PR_Mom) February 2, 2021
It's hard to catch typos when they are buried in the... [checks document] top of the first page.— Jed Shugerman (@jedshug) February 2, 2021
The "Unites States" typo is in there twice pic.twitter.com/fj0pfwluPJ— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) February 2, 2021
Yet another mistake, amusingly in a sentence where the lawyers accuse the House of rushing: pic.twitter.com/RHfbPLFoIf— Lisa Andrews (@objectivereali6) February 2, 2021
Love the ironical quotes around President. pic.twitter.com/lMxWrGHdJK— Last Lemming (@gapadroroh) February 3, 2021
The subject of numerous typos and spelling errors in Trump legal filings contesting the election came up during contentious WH meeting reported by @jonathanvswan and @zacharybasu https://t.co/qxtBqOmK6H— 🎅🏻David🎄de❄️Sola🎁 (@daviddesola) February 3, 2021
Those are NOT typos in Trump's impeachment defense brief. They are just . . . alternative spellings.— Jonathan Alen (@Swedensky) February 2, 2021
Actually Oxford commas apply only to a list of MORE than 2 items. In this case there are only 2 items (people), so no commas should be used. ALSO, no comma should go before Jr. - Castor apparently can’t even type up his own name properly.— Wear a Mask (@happyhelium) February 2, 2021
Lillie .... the apostrophes and quote marks in the first numbered paragraph.... omg and the paragraph justification on the right isn't uniform.... this whole thing is giving me fits.— Carlos F Martin (@MiamiCondoLaw) February 2, 2021
“Typos are never career-enhancing moves.” - Ben Ginsberg just now on @CNN referring to Trump’s legal defense team’s opening brief.— Erik Alsgaard (@ealsgaard) February 5, 2021
Yes, embarrassing. Quite the dishoner. pic.twitter.com/qixaoH68UJ— Fabius Americanus (@ToadstoolC) February 2, 2021
It says he can’t be held responsible for crimes he committed as president because he is no longer president.— Barbara McIntyre (@BarbaraMcI) February 2, 2021
Keep this between us: I’m going to rob a bank tomorrow and leave my address at the scene. Then I’m going to move. Why has no one thought of this before?
Good morning!— stephen fowler (@stphnfwlr) December 19, 2020
Someone pointed out to me last night that Lin Wood, representing Lin Wood, filed this election lawsuit and wrote “under PLENTY of perjury” that the facts are true, instead of “penalty.”
Can’t make this up. https://t.co/rW9eWZpu4l
Republican Tommy Tuberville says he doesn't know anything about Marjorie Taylor Greene because bad weather has prevented him from reading the news. https://t.co/zTEjUYBJwJ— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 3, 2021
Tommy Tuberville literally CRASHED the website for the Alabama Daily News because he said so much stupid stuff in his interview. pic.twitter.com/7CIlLEhSxm— 💥𝐹𝓇𝑒𝒹𝑒𝓇𝒾𝒸𝓀 THE UNION 𝒟𝑜𝓊𝑔𝓁𝒶𝓈𝓈💥 (@AmazingDouglass) February 3, 2021
There has been this talk about a civil war within the Republican Party, with Trump and people like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz and Ted Cruz on one side, and on the other side, people like Liz Cheney and Senator ben Basse, who stand for the more traditional GOP. But talk of such a war implies that there are two more-or-less equal sides. And this isn't that kind of war. It's more of a rout. The Trumpists won.
A recent The Hill/HarrisX poll asked GOP voters: "Would you join a new Trump political party?" 64% said Yes.
Hasan called Greene "a professional troll who happens to have been elected to a job in government that she doesn't particularly want". She said she was happy to have been removed from two committees "because it would be a waste of my time. . . . Now I have a lot of free time on my hands."