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excerpt from Dear France: You Just Got Hacked. Don't Make The Same Mistakes We Did. (Buzzfee.)

Mundanity must explain why, "private citizens", of which delegates to Democratic Party primary elections are suing "private citizens" employed by the DNC Services Corp., d/b/a [!] Democratic National Committe for fraud and fiduciary negligence;

while Mdme. Le Pen is on the hook --as a matter of public record-- for EUR 340K paid out of EP funds to remunerate "fake jobs" claimed to administer her MEP office;

and America idly awaits broadcast of the "unmasked" Kelly Tapes.

Some translation from the Russian to "democratic process" is incomplete.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat May 6th, 2017 at 03:35:17 PM EST
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Been reading a bit of the motion hearing pdf. Fascinating stuff.

First comment: I damn wish the justice system in my own country would get such reporting stenography in place. Or just half of it.

Second comment: IAMNAL and have no knowledge of US law, but if that case gets through, looks like some major fireworks could follow...

by Bjinse on Sun May 7th, 2017 at 12:01:07 AM EST
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Recording of proceedings at district court level and above is public record. The principle barrier to obtaining the recording, beside court-ordered "gag", is subscription to PACER.

The immediate issue considered in hearing the motion to dismiss brought by defendant DNC goes to affirming, or not, the standing of plaintiffs by class or personal identity. DNC essentially argues that that any "registered democrat" --regardless of money contributions to DNC state and federal campaign trusts ("donors") OR states' validation of individuals' party affiliation for purposes of primary election participation e.g.-- are not or cannot be qualified members of the d/b/a "Democratic Party."

Certainly professional Russian hackers induced this plea. Furthermore, it is common knowledge that professional Russian hackers fabricated, or not former DNC chair Ms Brazile has admitted, the contents of correspondence between DNC officials and staff of a certain nominee which establish their collusion to obstruct so-called members' financial and rhetorical support for any and all rival nominees, for example, Mr B. Sanders.

The important crime to remember is, Russian meddling and interference in ahh the democratic process kills kittens.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed May 10th, 2017 at 12:03:13 AM EST
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