Former President Donald Trump is facing a wall of accountability and truth as new revelations and investigations expose his abuses of power, delusional lies about the election and business conduct to ever greater scrutiny.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday announced a House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection Trump incited. • Details in new books about Trump’s misconduct in office underscore the depth of his autocratic threat. • A stunning report revealed that former Attorney General William Barr thought his voter fraud claims were “bull—,” shattering Trump’s voter fraud lies. • A GOP-led report into Trump’s delusional claims of a stolen election in Michigan turned up nothing. • Trump’s chief propagandist of voter fraud, Rudy Giuliani, already suffered the consequences for his campaign of falsehoods by seeing his law license suspended. • And, perhaps most seriously for Trump, the ex-President’s lawyers met prosecutors on Monday in a last-ditch effort to stave off criminal charges possibly targeting the Trump Organization and its namesake’s longtime financial guru, Allen Weisselberg.
The confluence of dangers facing Trump would usually be sufficient to doom any presidential legacy and rupture any hopes of a political comeback in 2024. Yet the question is now what it always has been: Will a twice-impeached former President who has always kept one step ahead of the law and political gravity by disdaining truth and ignoring shame pay a price for any of it?
This issue is all the more acute in the wake of the former President’s wild rally in Ohio on Saturday night, when his unhinged rhetoric and dark demagoguery highlighted the peril he still poses to democratic values.
He took the stage facing legal, political and personal challenges that have grave implications for his hopes of a political rebound and the fate of his business, which forms the foundation of his legend of deal-making greatness. But as his rapturous reception showed, the former President’s impervious support among the Republican base and devoted millions of followers means there is probably nothing that emerges from any kind of investigation that will dent his personality cult.
And while in Ohio, Trump spelled out that he knows exactly what power he has over his base.
“I represent what they want,” Trump said, speaking of a police officer he supposedly met while in office. “They want law, and they want order. And that’s what you want. That’s what this country wants.”
Still, Trump’s uncontrolled behavior and extremism helped devastate the Republican vote in suburbs in swing states like Michigan, Arizona and Pennsylvania. So while he might still be seen as the favorite for the 2024 GOP nomination, his chances of winning a national election may be further eroding.
While there has been a series of blows in recent days to Trump’s false narrative that he was deprived of a second term by a massive Democratic Party conspiracy, facts are again unlikely to tip the balance among supporters fed a stream of lies about the election by a compliant conservative media machine.
The former President is doing what he always does, portraying scrutiny and accountability as evidence of an establishment conspiracy biased against him, and painting a narrative of grievance that his supporters always buy in to. Such a conceit has always been at the center of his political appeal for voters who gravitated toward his assaults on a political system from which they felt alienated. To further his strategy, any legal cases against the Trump Organization are sure to be turned into a pageant of personal persecution by the former President.
New evidence that November’s election was free and fair is also no more likely to convince his followers that their hero lost than the multiple cases thrown out of court.
A sham audit of votes in Arizona by Republican state senators is, in fact, likely to further fuel the former President’s volcanic behavior if it feeds the conservative narrative of irregularities that were rejected by multiple judges.
For example, after details emerged from an excerpt of a new book — “Betrayal,” by ABC’s Jon Karl — that depicts Barr as savaging Trump’s claim he was cheated out of power last November, the former President issued an extraordinary statement.
The more than 500-word rant not only blasted Barr, despite his repeated impression of tilting the scales of justice to benefit the ex-President. It also suggested that Trump has traveled even further from reality in his five months out of power as he pointed to “incredible facts” about cheating that were largely recycled and already disproven conspiracies born of conservative media.
It was unhinged rhetoric that gave a strong impression that the former President now exists in a bunker-like mentality, deeply convinced of his own invented version of reality.
Yet this is the same powerful political force that is still effectively the leader of the Republican Party — one who has left party leaders like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky afraid to take him on and is making support for his election lies the dominant issue in Republican Party primary races.
Trump’s fantastical claims of voter fraud are also the driving force behind multiple efforts by GOP state lawmakers across the country to make it harder for many Democrats, including minorities, to vote
Some bills equip partisan officials to interfere in local certification processes and institutionalize the kind of pressure that Trump placed on local GOP officials in Georgia to steal victory in November.
Former President Barack Obama warned on Monday that such measures could effectively make it easier for malcontents like Trump to cheat in future elections.
“If we don’t stop these kinds of efforts now … we are going to see a further delegitimizing of our democracy,” Obama said.
It’s also unlikely that Pelosi’s select committee will fracture the fallacies Trump supporters believe about January 6. In fact, Trump acolytes like Georgia’s Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene are trying to get appointed to the panel in order to turn its meetings into a circus.
A grave legal threat
There was fresh evidence of Trump’s incandescent state of mind as his lawyers met with prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney’s office in an effort to persuade them not to pursue charges for alleged financial crimes by the company.
Trump claimed the team was “rude, nasty, and totally biased” against him, claimed they were trying to destroy him and the “Make America Great Again” movement and were radical leftists who were a disgrace to the nation.
The former President no longer has his social media accounts and cannot propagate his fury without the help of retweets and conservative media appearances. But his statement was a taste of the vitriol sure to flow from his camp if charges are brought against his organization.
A flurry of exposés from Trump’s desperate last days in office is emerging, meanwhile, from a series of forthcoming books. According to Karl, the then-President had “the eyes and mannerism of a madman,” in the words of one attendee at a meeting between Trump and Barr after the attorney general said there was no evidence of widespread election fraud.
In another account, by Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender, Trump is depicted as getting into a shouting match with Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after saying he wanted to send the US military into cities that he claimed were in flames amid violence.
Critics often accuse the Washington media of addiction to insider accounts of the crazed behavior inside Trump’s West Wing. Yet while these books, and the contributions of officials like Barr, who spoke to Karl on the record, do come across as an attempt at reputation repair, they also perform a valuable service.
The accounts are building a record of malfeasance on the behalf of the former President. They show just how close American democracy came to the brink, thanks to a former commander in chief who tried to use tactics familiar to the autocrats, like China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, who he so admired.
Trump’s certain attempts to make his enemies pay a price for a tightening vice of accountability mean that the process of healing from the trauma of his aberrant presidency is only just beginning, and is likely to further disrupt the country’s fragile political equilibrium.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, says 21-year old UNILAG Student Chidnma Adora Ojukwu, who was earlier today paraded for allegedly killing the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Micheal Usifo Ataga, Conspired with some other persons who are currently now at large to carry out the crime.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the State Police Command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Odumosu disclosed this while parading the suspect.
A case of murder was transferred from Maroko Division of the command to the State Criminal investigation Department, Panti Yaba, for discreet investigation.
The fact of the case is that, on 15/06/21 at about 1700hrs, One Chidnma Adora Ojukwu, a 300 level, undergraduate of the University of Lagos, conspired with others, now at large, and allegedly murdered one Micheal Usifo Ataga, m, 50, by stabbing him severally with a sharp object at a short Serviced Apartment, Situated at No 19, Adewale Oshin Street, Lekki, phase 1, Lagos.
The suspect was tracked and arrested in her resident at No. 5, Akinwunmi Street, Alagomeji, Yaba-Lagos. During search, the prime suspect and mass communication Student of the University of Lagos, was caught with a blood- soaked cloth, ostensibly worn on the day of the incident.
The Suspect confess to have stabbed the deceased with a kitchen knife after a struggle. She further confessed to have taken the knife away while leaving the scene and dispose same in a dust bin at her residence.
It has also been revealed that the suspect equally stole the deceased iphone.
Investigation is ongoing to arrest other accomplices. However the case will be charged to court as soon as investigation is over.
Comprehension: Read each passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
It’s customary nowadays among fashionable Ladies and gentleman to acquire strange and sometimes quaint clothes which are scarcely ever used. Sometimes it may be approaching festival; sometimes a two hours’ ceremony and sometimes to honour a dead colleague-sometimes triggers off the modern craze to sew new materials whose use does not outlast the moment of craze.
And so, people who just occupy small apartments in their parent’s homes, or have rented one room in a densely-populated house find that more than two-thirds of their rooms are filled with bongo trousers which they cannot wear, worn out jeans which stink, or especially made clothes for occasions that are not recurrent.
Although plagued by the problem of school fees for their children, parents have had to swallow their own phlegm and humour their children who need special clothes for important events. Newly employed youths soon find that their comrades are getting married, and a new and special attire must be used to grace the occasion.
University students see Matriculation ceremonies or induction ceremonies into club membership as special reasons to make new attires which you may be sure they would not wear on another occasion that parallels the one for which these clothes were made.
Medical doctors may soon find another cause for the incidence of high blood pressure among the youth. The desire to acquire new clothes is one strong possible cause, but a more subtle one which haunts like a ghost is the problem of choice of what to wear. The youths have so stuffed their apartments, wardrobes, drawers and trunks with so many clothes that the greatest problem they face is the choice of what to wear.
Now bring out your paper and pen and answer the following questions.
( 1 ) A suitable title for this passage is ____ ( A) University students and induction ceremonies. ( B) Fashion Craze among students. ( C) Parents and the money for fashion Craze.
( 2 ) In this passage the expression parents have had to swallow their own phlegm means______( A) Parents had to swallow the sputum in their mouths. ( B) Parents have been phlegmatic all along. ( C) Parents have had to overcome their own pride, or prejudice ( D) Parents no longer had to swallow their own phlegm.
( 3 ) The youths acquire clothes for _____ ( A) burials, great occasions or for matriculation ceremonies. ( B) Occasions that are of recurrent. ( C) boosting their ego ( D) the purpose of praising their parents.
( 4 ) In this passage we learn that parents ______ ( A) admire their children’s craze for new clothes. ( B) do not provide the money for the fashion craze. ( C) endure a lot of hardship to provide for their children. ( D) gladly provide the money for the fashion craze.
( 5 ) A likely cause of high blood pressure among the youth is _______ ( A) the clothes they wear to parties ( B) that different clothes are meant for different occasions. ( C) that the youth have stuffed their wardrobes, apartments and drawers with new clothes. ( D) the thought of choice of what to wear.
PASSAGE 2…. Read each passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Delinquency describes actions that would not be crimes if performed by adults. If a young person performs one of such actions then he has committed a crime. Delinquency is one of several status offences-offences that can be committed only be people in particular stations of life as determined by age, profession or a person’s role in society.
For young people such offences include drinking, driving and smoking under age. Usually they are offences only to the extent that they help to preserve some of the good things of life for the exclusive enjoyment of the adult world.
Delinquency is therefore a weapon forged in adult minds and directed by adults hands against young people. It is born out of envy, adult pride and intolerance. If the world changed overnight and the responsibility to make and enforce laws fell on juvenile shoulders, the adults should expect a raw deal in return.
Delinquency would then certainly refer only to many of the adult actions now freely committed by them.
Answer the following questions
( 6 ) The writer of the passage believes that delinquency laws are ______ ( A) not relevant to human society. ( B) only fit for young people. ( C) unfair to the juveniles. ( D) very unfair to the adult world.
( 7 ) Status offences are those that can be committed by _____ ( A) all adults. ( B) juveniles only. ( C) delinquent juveniles only ( D) specified classes of people.
( 8 ) In the view of the writer, drinking under age is an offence because ______ ( A) adults want to have all the drink to themselves. ( B) adults do not want juveniles to get drunk. ( C) drunken juveniles can cause disorder in society. ( D) adults have a duty to protect young persons.
( 9 ) If the world changed overnight ______ ( A) there would be more delinquency laws. ( B) delinquency would refer to all adult actions. ( C) delinquency would no more be a crime. ( D) delinquency would also change in meaning.
( 10 ) When young people make and enforce laws _______ ( A) the responsibility will be too heavy on their shoulders. ( B) they would retaliate against the adults. ( C) their laws will be very juvenile. ( D) the world will be turned upside down.
PASSAGE 3… Read each passage carefully and answer the question that follow.
It may be argued that museums as an institution and an agency for transmitting cultural heritage are an artificial creation, so far as objects are removed from their natural or proper environments and put into museums which are a different environment altogether.
However, it seems that museums themselves have come to be accepted and recognized as the best equipped institutions devised by man for the assemblage of cultural objects and their presentation and preservation, for the present and future generations.
The artificial character of museums is however being gradually transformed into a cultural reality. Thus, just as one goes to the theatre for plays and other performing arts; the mosque, the church or the shrine for worship; the library for the printed word; today, it is to the museums one goes to see evidence of man’s material outfit.
For no other institution or place so readily comes to mind as museums do, when evidence of material culture is sought. Herein lies the importance of museums as cultural institutions and an agency for transmitting culture.
Answer the following questions
( 11 ) Museums are an artificial creation because _______ ( A) they are an agency for transmitting cultural heritage. ( B) natural or proper environments are removed and put into museums. ( C) objects are removed from museums to natural or proper environments. ( D) objects are removed from their natural or proper environments and put into museums.
( 22 ) According to the Passage, which of the following is NOT part of the main functions of museums? ________ ( A) Preservation. ( B) Generation ( C) Preservation ( D) Assembling.
( 23 ) The evidence of material culture can best be sought in the _______ ( A) theater and other performing arts. ( B) library and the museum. ( C) museum today. ( D) museum more than any other institution.
( 24 ) Which of the following phrases in the passage does NOT express the artificial character of museums? ________ ( A) Removed from. ( B) For transmitting ( C) Put into ( D) Devised by.
( 25 ) _______ no other institution or place so readily comes to mind as museums’ means that museums are ( A) always ready to enter the mind. ( B) a ready example. (C) recalled what great difficulty . ( D) remembered with hesitancy.
You don’t need love portion in order to make a beautiful girl fall in love with you…all you have to do is to follow this 27 Proven tricks.
Be a good friend
This should be a no-brainer but for some reason it often gets ignored. Playing hard to get, teasing someone, acting fragile are all ways you can try and trick someone into a kind of love.
It simply means furnishing someone with support, support her in making her dreams come true, if she tells you about her financial problems then try to support her in any little way you can and tell her baby please manage this little one is all I can support you with.
Feed Her (Notjustforfeedingsakebutbecauseyouwanttofeedthem)
You can all recall the saying that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach but I will also tell you all that a way to a woman’s heart is also through her stomach. Yes it is such a cliche but is also true. This is a sure-fire to make any one feel loved. It’s about being taken care of, partly, but is also because being hungry for food is such a basic primal thing.
Don’t allow her to walk to her car alone, if she’s going on a jog or walk at night, tell her you want to go to keep her safe. Protect her reputation because no girl wants her reputation to be tarnished, defend her in public and fights for her rights, be a protective man and not an over protective man.
Love is a two-way thing you can’t expect someone to love you if you don’t really them in the first place. If you are asking what that means then let me tell you’ “sometimes we want someone to fall in love with us because we need to feel wanted, but in reality we are not actually in love with the person ourselves, “You need to ask yourself how you feel about this person. Do you accept them for who they are, value them and the fact they are in your life, do you appreciate all that they do for you, if not then, you may be wishing to be loved without willingly to love yourself.
Give her all of your attention
I know this one isn’t so easy considering the technology we’ve got to our fingertips but if you are serious about showing this girl that you deserve to have her fall in love with you then you need to keep all eyes on her. Keep your phone away and definitely not watching other girls walk inside the room.
Be a Clean Man
Girls like it clean and that means you need to make any effort to clean up yourself and not leave it to her no matter what she says. Truth be told, if you are leaving your dirty socks on the ground and the room filled with your dirty clothes, Mr you are killing the romance.
Play it Cool
Girls don’t want a high strung man that just can’t play it cool, if you show her you’ve got the innate ability to diffuse spicy situations and shrug off the small things, you are going to show straight up she will fall madly in love with you.
Keep it Positive
If you don’t have anything nice to say about her friends and family, make sure you keep it to yourself. One of the worst things you can do is to dislike her friends or family, show them some love, it really means that you cared for her a lot.
Surprises are indeed magical
When you take the time and the trouble to surprise her, you will win your way into her heart. Send her a message at work to let her know you are thinking about her, leave her a voicemail or message in her purse to make her smile. It will make her feel special and also reiterates the fact you are a thoughtful man that deserves her attention.
This goes without saying that when she is feeling under the weather, you need to show her you will take care of her, whenever she feels depressed, do whatever you need to in order to make her feel better quickly and get back on her feet.
Music makes the heart grow fonder
Play some romantic songs whenever you are with her, try to make her dance with you, show her you are passionate in some other genre. Passion is perfect when combine with love, there is this magic thing a romantic song does to girls. I bet you by doing this she will not only love you but she will also grow very fond of you.
Be very careful here because we girls tend to naturally over analyze text messages, we normally put them under the microscope and often make them into more than they really are. So don’t play with it
If you want a woman to love you, then you are going to have to show her, Take the right to create a super romantic date. Think of what she likes and appreciates and start from there, make sure there is some flirting and fun going on, don’t give boredom any reason to enter into the picture. Make sure she is having lots of fun.
Deal with her imperfections
No matter how hot you think she is, everyone has imperfections. If she gets a little emotionally crazy just deal with it. No matter what, you are best to avoid your innate needs to look or flirt with other girls.
Always tell her you love her and that she looks beautiful.
This has proven to be the tough one for many guys because it makes you vulnerable and opens the door for possible rejection. Put it out there and tell her you love her, then you will see that she will fall head over heels in love with you.
When you come become her addiction better yet obsession, you have just sealed the deal, never forget that we girls are great at playing the game so you need to be vary and cautious.
Love and respect God
Most women like God fearing man, why wouldn’t they, if a man doesn’t love and respect the man that created him then why will he love any woman. Wear the same clothes with her and let the two of you go to church together, so that even God himself will strengthen the bond between the two of you.
Set up followups
If you really want to keep the love momentum rolling, you are going to need to set up more dates. Don’t expect her to give it up or become totally comfortable with you until at least the “third” or “fourth” dates.
Challenging is Good
As humans, we all like challenge, we always want what we don’t have. Don’t be afraid to challenge her and be a challenge. It will help you to make her fall for you.
Make her feel out of control
If you want that special women to fall for you, then you need to gain the power in the relationship. Don’t chase her like a weak puppy, because she will get bored with you fast.
Connect with her Entourage
Bear it in minds that a women’s friends will natural protect her from any man they believe is bad news. Don’t be rude to her friends, try to be friends with them, try to be in their good books. Try your best to associate with anyone she cared for.
Timing is Vital
When you are on time, you are showing her that you respect her time, don’t show up late for a date, don’t keep her waiting, do whatever you can to make sure you are punctual and you will see how her love for you will grow stronger.
Tell her how much you enjoy spending time with her
This can come in all sorts of different shapes and forms. You can tell face to face that you really enjoy hanging out with her. Another way is to drop her a text to make sure she knows that she’s on your mind.
Don’t be afraid to play the Chivalry Card
Too many guys today seem to forget their manners. When you treat a lady properly, it will never ever get out of style. Open the door for her, pull out the chair for her and let her sit before you sit, after all they said “Ladies First”. Give her your coat to wear whenever she is feeling cold.
Support Her Loyally
You need to show her you will be there to encourage her on and support her on her daily battles. This doesn’t mean you have to agree to everything she does or says because that make you a pushover puppet.
Ask solid-question that include “what” “how” and “why”. If you are doing most of the talking, you are not getting very far with her. Show her you care with body language and by repeating back some of what she has told you.
Lastly be yourself
You don’t want to start a relationship with a lie, so be sincere and say the honest truth about yourself because a single lie might break your wonderful relationship and most girls hate guys that lie.
Why won’t they… when there are a lots of beautiful women out there that are still single and ready to mingle. So babe I ensure you that your man will not be snatched from you if you spend some of your money and time taking good care of yourself.
Wow… OMG see that curve… Who no like better thing. Wear beautiful dress like these and surprise your man, take him to a dinner night… Trust me you won’t regret it
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