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(Cartoonist - Pat Bagley)

In other news, it's possible Donald Trump's campaign manager Paul Manafort is still being paid by pro-Russian stooges in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, President Obama personally rebuked Donald Trump's attacks on the Khan family today. He didn't mention Trump by name, but it's clear.

Finally, federal prosecutors filed a 33-page trial brief detailing the case they will make against the Bundy militiamen who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

The government's itemized list of 674 trial exhibits includes:

Ammon Bundy's notes of individuals' responsibilities at the refuge, documents from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service found on Shawna Cox's thumb drive, multiple text messages between Ammon Bundy and Pete Santilli, videos of defendants' meetings in the refuge bunkhouse, aerial surveillance of the refuge, a Facebook video of defendant Jason Blomgren firing weapons, a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service sign that read "Area closed beyond this sign to reduce wildlife disturbance" damaged with "numerous apparent bullet holes,'' a video of defendant Sean Anderson firing at an airplane at the refuge, a federal firearms trace report of Ammon Bundy's Winchester 300 rifle and a transcript of Ammon Bundy's testimony on the witness stand during a detention hearing earlier this month.

The trail will begin next month.

  • There should be a law against anyone working on a campaign staff from being on the payroll of a ANY foreign national individual, government, corporation, etc. And they should extend that to be 5 years before and after the election year in question.

    The Freedumb Militia are proving their name aren’t they. The Prosecution only had to sit back and wait for those eedjits to create evidence for them.

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    They really need to throw the book at those yah-hooos. Their actions cannot be left to be seen as legitimate in ANY way, shape, or form.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    Re Bundy:

    There’s no “win” state here for Team Blue. When he’s convicted, he’ll just become a martyr. If, by some turn of events, he’s not convicted, it will just embolden other wackaloons.

    • Kitty Smith

      That’s why a win state should not be looked for and they should just be locked up becausse they are a danger to others, on top of breaking laws.

    • swift_4

      They got the best possible outcome from this. They let the “militia” look like asses. They arrested them without a huge standoff, with the exception of the one super crazy guy. And now they’re going to get a trial that shows just how criminally insane what they did was.

      Most importantly, they got the slave labor kids off that ranch. So while some people will hold them up as martyrs, I don’t think there will be a lot of people looking to repeat what they did.

      Also, I sure hope the dildo video is evidence.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    I seem to recall a time when it was political and social suicide to even intimate that maybe possibly we shouldn’t be invading Iraq.

    Doing so was disrespecting the brave men and women in uniform who put their lives on the line for our Freedoms(tm). And how dare you question a commander in chief while troops are in harms way? That’s giving aid and comfort to the terrorists, dontcha know!

    Now, I never supported that reasoning, but it’s oh so very interesting that the very people who were so *ahem* militaristic about Support Our Troops(tm) are suddenly silent when their team is attacking the family of a dead solider in a far more direct and egregious manner.

    I’ve got it now:
    Blue shirts question whether we should be attacking countries on false pretenses: “Why do you hate America?”
    Red shirts question the honor and loyalty of a dead solider and his family: Radio silence.