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Jul 1, 2021

The bad inertia from the Trump administration is causing tension between the DOJ and The White House. John Iadarola and Ryan Barber break it down on The Damage Report. 
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Read more here: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-biden-justice-department-doj-merrick-garland-2021-6
"President-elect Joe Biden was just weeks away from his inauguration when he turned to his slate of Justice Department nominees and said, "You won't work for me."
"You are not the president or the vice president's lawyer. Your loyalty is not to me," Biden said in early January, flanked by now-Attorney General Merrick Garland and other Justice Department nominees who have since been confirmed.
It was a pledge to restore the integrity and independence of a Justice Department that former President Donald Trump was accused of treating like his personal law firm.
But Trump hasn't made the Biden Justice Department's work easy.
In recent months, several cases and investigations leftover from the Trump era have tested the new Democratic administration as it seeks to restore the Justice Department's independence and keep it out of the political crucible."
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The Damage Report: July 1, 2021

Trump's bestie, CFO Allen Weisselberg could turn on him as he now is facing charges. John Iadarola and Adrienne Lawrence break it down on The Damage Report.  Become a TDR YouTube Member: http://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport/join  Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@thedamagereport?lang=en Follow The Damage Report on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thedamagereport/  Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-organization-charges-07-01-21/index.html "Indictments charging the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, are expected to be unsealed around 2 p.m. ET, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.  Weisselberg surrendered to the Manhattan district attorney’s office this morning ahead of expected criminal charges against him and the company in connection with alleged tax crimes, his attorney tells CNN.  Weisselberg is set to be arraigned later Thursday at a lower Manhattan courthouse. Though former President Trump faced multiple federal and state prosecutorial inquiries during his administration, the district attorney's indictment would be the first to charge his namesake company, the Trump Organization, for conduct that occurred when he led it.   Trump himself is not expected to be charged, his attorney has said." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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This ExxonMobil lobbyist admits some shocking truths about U.S. politics. John Iadarola and Adrienne Lawrence break it down on The Damage Report.  Become a TDR YouTube Member: http://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport/join  Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@thedamagereport?lang=en Follow The Damage Report on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thedamagereport/  Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.npr.org/2021/07/01/1012138741/exxon-lobbyist-caught-on-video-talks-about-undermining-bidens-climate-push "Indiscreet comments made by an Exxon Mobil lobbyist to undercover activists may figure prominently in upcoming congressional hearings about the role of oil companies in the battle against climate change. Video clips released by the Greenpeace investigation project Unearthed show Keith McCoy, the oil giant's senior director for federal relations, talking frankly about Exxon Mobil's lobbying strategies. Channel 4 from the United Kingdom first reported the comments. McCoy was tricked by the activists who said they were job recruiters. He talked about working with "shadow groups," supporting a carbon tax that he believes will never happen and influencing senators to weaken climate elements of President Biden's infrastructure plan." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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The Supreme Court attacks your voting rights, unless you're a wealthy cis white male. John Iadarola and Adrienne Lawrence break it down on The Damage Report.  Become a TDR YouTube Member: http://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport/join  Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@thedamagereport?lang=en Follow The Damage Report on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thedamagereport/  Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/2021/7/1/22559046/supreme-court-voting-rights-act-brnovich-dnc-samuel-alito-elena-kagan-democracy "Around 10 am on Thursday, many voting rights observers had a collective heart attack when they read the eight words that they had been most dreading: “JUSTICE ALITO delivered the opinion of the Court.” These words appeared above the Court’s decision in Brnovich v. DNC, a case challenging two Arizona voting restrictions, and that had the potential to destroy what remains of the Voting Rights Act and weaken federal voting rights law to a point that hasn’t been seen since Jim Crow. And they announced that Samuel Alito, the Court’s most reliable Republican partisan, had written the majority opinion in Brnovich. And yet, the opinion that followed Alito’s name is more measured than could have reasonably been expected from a Court where Republican appointees hold a 6-3 supermajority. It’s not, by any means, a good decision for democracy. Brnovich upholds both Arizona laws — a provision that disenfranchises voters for casting a ballot in the wrong precinct, and another that prevents most third parties from delivering another voter’s absentee ballot to a polling place. But Alito’s opinion most likely preserves civil rights plaintiffs’ ability to challenge many of the most odious provisions of the voter suppression laws currently being pushed by Republican state lawmakers in other states." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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A judge has shot down Britney Spears’ request to have her father removed from her conservatorship. John Iadarola and Adrienne Lawrence break it down on The Damage Report.  Become a TDR YouTube Member: http://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport/join  Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@thedamagereport?lang=en Follow The Damage Report on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thedamagereport/  Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://variety.com/2021/music/news/britney-spears-conservatorship-request-denied-remove-father-1235009486/ "A judge has shot down Britney Spears’ request to have her father removed from her conservatorship — at least for now. New court documents that were filed by the Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday show that the judge has denied a months-old request by Spears’ attorney, Samuel Ingham III, to remove her father, Jamie Spears, as her sole conservator. These documents are not in direct response to last week’s hearing, where Spears gave an explosive testimony; though Spears delivered a powerful 24-minute statement, the judge cannot make any ruling based on what she said as she still has yet to file a petition to terminate her conservatorship." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
Listen the ExxonMobil lobbyist admit the truth about fossil fuel companies corrupt dealings in climate action. John Iadarola and Adrienne Lawrence break it down on The Damage Report.  Become a TDR YouTube Member: http://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport/join  Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@thedamagereport?lang=en Follow The Damage Report on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thedamagereport/  Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.npr.org/2021/07/01/1012138741/exxon-lobbyist-caught-on-video-talks-about-undermining-bidens-climate-push "Indiscreet comments made by an Exxon Mobil lobbyist to undercover activists may figure prominently in upcoming congressional hearings about the role of oil companies in the battle against climate change. Video clips released by the Greenpeace investigation project Unearthed show Keith McCoy, the oil giant's senior director for federal relations, talking frankly about Exxon Mobil's lobbying strategies. Channel 4 from the United Kingdom first reported the comments. McCoy was tricked by the activists who said they were job recruiters. He talked about working with "shadow groups," supporting a carbon tax that he believes will never happen and influencing senators to weaken climate elements of President Biden's infrastructure plan." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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This ExxonMobil lobbyist tells-all about the climate crisis and the carbon tax. John Iadarola and Adrienne Lawrence break it down on The Damage Report.  Become a TDR YouTube Member: http://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport/join  Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@thedamagereport?lang=en Follow The Damage Report on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thedamagereport/  Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.npr.org/2021/07/01/1012138741/exxon-lobbyist-caught-on-video-talks-about-undermining-bidens-climate-push "Indiscreet comments made by an Exxon Mobil lobbyist to undercover activists may figure prominently in upcoming congressional hearings about the role of oil companies in the battle against climate change. Video clips released by the Greenpeace investigation project Unearthed show Keith McCoy, the oil giant's senior director for federal relations, talking frankly about Exxon Mobil's lobbying strategies. Channel 4 from the United Kingdom first reported the comments. McCoy was tricked by the activists who said they were job recruiters. He talked about working with "shadow groups," supporting a carbon tax that he believes will never happen and influencing senators to weaken climate elements of President Biden's infrastructure plan." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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This ExxonMobil lobbyist reveals what this fossil fuel company doesn't want the public to know. John Iadarola and Adrienne Lawrence break it down on The Damage Report.  Become a TDR YouTube Member: http://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport/join  Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@thedamagereport?lang=en Follow The Damage Report on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thedamagereport/  Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.npr.org/2021/07/01/1012138741/exxon-lobbyist-caught-on-video-talks-about-undermining-bidens-climate-push "Indiscreet comments made by an Exxon Mobil lobbyist to undercover activists may figure prominently in upcoming congressional hearings about the role of oil companies in the battle against climate change. Video clips released by the Greenpeace investigation project Unearthed show Keith McCoy, the oil giant's senior director for federal relations, talking frankly about Exxon Mobil's lobbying strategies. Channel 4 from the United Kingdom first reported the comments. McCoy was tricked by the activists who said they were job recruiters. He talked about working with "shadow groups," supporting a carbon tax that he believes will never happen and influencing senators to weaken climate elements of President Biden's infrastructure plan." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Trump humiliates himself in an attempt to brag about his intelligence. John Iadarola and Adrienne Lawrence break it down on The Damage Report.  Become a TDR YouTube Member: http://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport/join  Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@thedamagereport?lang=en Follow The Damage Report on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thedamagereport/  Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-cognitive-exam-results-b1876371.html "Former President Donald Trump was roundly mocked by Twitter users after he yet again bragged about his performance on a cognitive test last year. Appearing on Fox News with Sean Hannity on Wednesday, Mr Trump continued to boast about the test given by former White House physician Randy Jackson, now a Republican member of Congress from Texas." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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The bad inertia from the Trump administration is causing tension between the DOJ and The White House. John Iadarola and Ryan Barber break it down on The Damage Report.  Become a TDR YouTube Member: http://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport/join  Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedamagereport?lang=en Follow The Damage Report on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thedamagereport/  Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-biden-justice-department-doj-merrick-garland-2021-6 "President-elect Joe Biden was just weeks away from his inauguration when he turned to his slate of Justice Department nominees and said, "You won't work for me." "You are not the president or the vice president's lawyer. Your loyalty is not to me," Biden said in early January, flanked by now-Attorney General Merrick Garland and other Justice Department nominees who have since been confirmed. It was a pledge to restore the integrity and independence of a Justice Department that former President Donald Trump was accused of treating like his personal law firm. But Trump hasn't made the Biden Justice Department's work easy. In recent months, several cases and investigations leftover from the Trump era have tested the new Democratic administration as it seeks to restore the Justice Department's independence and keep it out of the political crucible." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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This is bad news for Trump, but he doesn't seem to think so. John Iadarola and Adrienne Lawrence break it down on The Damage Report.  Become a TDR YouTube Member: http://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport/join  Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@thedamagereport?lang=en Follow The Damage Report on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thedamagereport/  Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-organization-charges-07-01-21/index.html "Indictments charging the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, are expected to be unsealed around 2 p.m. ET, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.  Weisselberg surrendered to the Manhattan district attorney’s office this morning ahead of expected criminal charges against him and the company in connection with alleged tax crimes, his attorney tells CNN.  Weisselberg is set to be arraigned later Thursday at a lower Manhattan courthouse. Though former President Trump faced multiple federal and state prosecutorial inquiries during his administration, the district attorney's indictment would be the first to charge his namesake company, the Trump Organization, for conduct that occurred when he led it.   Trump himself is not expected to be charged, his attorney has said." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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The Supreme Court invalidates donor disclosure in California. This is dangerous for democracy. John Iadarola and Adrienne Lawrence break it down on The Damage Report.  Become a TDR YouTube Member: http://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport/join  Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedamagereport?lang=en Follow The Damage Report on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thedamagereport/  Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.npr.org/2021/07/01/1004062322/the-supreme-court-guts-a-state-law-requiring-nonprofits-to-name-their-rich-donor "The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided with rich donors and their desire to remain anonymous against a state law aimed at policing the finances of charities and other nonprofits. By a 6-3 vote along ideological lines, the court struck down California's law requiring nonprofits to file a list of their large donors with the state. The court said the law subjected donors to potential harassment, chilling their speech in violation of the 1st Amendment Under the California law, the tax-exempt groups were to attach to their filings with the state a copy of their IRS form reporting the names and addresses of all donors who gave more than $5,000 or 2% of the organization's total donations." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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BREAKING NEWS -- Trump announces his most recent stunt. John Iadarola and Adrienne Lawrence break it down on The Damage Report.  Become a TDR YouTube Member: http://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport/join  Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedamagereport?lang=en Follow The Damage Report on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thedamagereport/  Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-cognitive-exam-results-b1876371.html "Former President Donald Trump was roundly mocked by Twitter users after he yet again bragged about his performance on a cognitive test last year. Appearing on Fox News with Sean Hannity on Wednesday, Mr Trump continued to boast about the test given by former White House physician Randy Jackson, now a Republican member of Congress from Texas." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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New page: The bad inertia from the Trump administration is causing tension between the DOJ and The White House. John Iadarola and Ryan Barber break it down on The Damage Report.  Become a TDR YouTube Member: http://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport/join  Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedamagereport?lang=en Follow The Damage Report on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thedamagereport/  Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-biden-justice-department-doj-merrick-garland-2021-6 "President-elect Joe Biden was just weeks away from his inauguration when he turned to his slate of Justice Department nominees and said, "You won't work for me." "You are not the president or the vice president's lawyer. Your loyalty is not to me," Biden said in early January, flanked by now-Attorney General Merrick Garland and other Justice Department nominees who have since been confirmed. It was a pledge to restore the integrity and independence of a Justice Department that former President Donald Trump was accused of treating like his personal law firm. But Trump hasn't made the Biden Justice Department's work easy. In recent months, several cases and investigations leftover from the Trump era have tested the new Democratic administration as it seeks to restore the Justice Department's independence and keep it out of the political crucible." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks - TYT.com