I’ve been following the updates about Joe Biden’s transition, and the updates have all been refreshingly boring. Big surprise, Joe Biden has spent the better part of 50 years in Washington. He understands how government works, and he’s hiring a team of competent, qualified, professional adults who will do their jobs well. We might be slowly going back to a time where regular old celebrity gossip blogs like this one don’t *have* to cover politics/fascism with any kind of regularity. That being said, I imagine the final car crash and flame-out of the Trump era will last a few years and we’ll totally cover that, because the schadenfreude is real. Speaking of, the “Trump campaign” and their “legal team” is still being nominally led by sweaty Rudy Giuliani and a crack team of con artists and clowns. The legal team is in disarray, because LMAO.
President Donald Trump is sweating over his campaign lawyers’ dismal and often outlandish efforts to reverse President-elect Joe Biden’s projected electoral victory. Trump is worried that his campaign’s legal team, which is being led by his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, is composed of “fools that are making him look bad,” NBC News reported Monday.
That group, which has unironically called itself an “elite strike force team,” to date has failed to win any legal victories that would invalidate votes for Biden, the former Democratic vice president, even as they tout wildly broad claims of fraud for which they have offered no convincing evidence. On Sunday, one of the team’s members, conspiracy theorist Sidney Powell, was effectively fired after suggesting — again without any proof — that the Republican governor and secretary of state of Georgia were part of a plot to rig the election for Biden.
Trump has complained to White House aides and outside allies about how Giuliani and Powell conducted themselves at that event, NBC reported. On Sunday before Powell got the axe, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a close Trump ally and former top federal prosecutor, called the president’s legal team a “national embarrassment.”
But when asked why Trump doesn’t fire Giuliani and other attorneys who remain on the team, a person familiar with the president’s thinking gave a profane shoulder shrug of an answer. “Who the f— knows?” that person said to NBC News.
Sources point out that Giuliani is still “the president’s point man on the election challenge,” even though Trump was “not happy” with Rudy’s sweaty, hair-dye-running performance last week. Because Trump is obsessed with how sh-t LOOKS and nothing else. Trump saw a sweaty, dye-running madman quoting My Cousin Vinny and even Trump thought something looked off.
Again, I’m not laughing off the past three nightmarish weeks. They were awful and people had every right to be concerned. But I also just felt like… we could f–king handle it. We spent four years dealing with this MAGA bullsh-t and we waited and we voted and we were prepared for the skullduggery and ratf–king and we were okay. It wasn’t f–king pretty but we got there.
There was a serious, sustained attempt by an entire political party to overthrow the results of a free and fair election. That effort is still ongoing! We’re just going to laugh that off and go back to business as usual?
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) November 24, 2020
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