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Please enjoy this reading of my ‘Arrest Donald Trump - Save the World’ post, where I parse Trump’s latest indictment with you, while also refocusing our attention on the biggest picture.
Here is an excerpt:
Ultimately, the Justice Department prosecutors brought 37 felony counts against him - photos, surveillance videos, digital transmissions, Trump’s words on tape, his own lawyers’ reveals.
31 counts of willful retention of national defense information under the Espionage Act, and six additional counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice, corruptly concealing a document or record, concealing a document in a federal investigation and making false statements.
Those are the legal words.
I like my words better — spy traitor con, a cheap trick, a vatnik, a grave danger to humanity. The worst of us.
Stephen Hawking once said of Trump:
"We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump's action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulphuric acid," he told BBC News.
"Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it's one we can prevent if we act now. By denying the evidence for climate change, and pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump will cause avoidable environmental damage to our beautiful planet, endangering the natural world, for us and our children."
I got into this fight because I knew Trump was a con, and because I knew we can’t create jobs on a dead planet. I had produced an environmental and technology show for Al Jazeera America and knew the dangers we faced.
This indictment, in black and white, is everything we need to know about the danger we are in.
If he is convicted and the MAGA gang weakened, and additional criminals involved in the J6 coverup are also prosecuted, and Republicans lose power, we defeat Putin and his plans for a totalitarian mafia empire - as Zarina Zabrisky warns.
If Trump is ever near the White House again, Putin wins.
Arrest Donald Trump and save the world.
Look forward to seeing many of you on Sunday, when David Pepper gives us our ‘Saving Democracy’ marching orders. Also looking forward to seeing some of you tonight, as Zarina Zabrisky and I host the US/Hollywood premiere of The Eastern Front.
Stay kind, stay focused, stay loud.
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