10 things you need to know today: November 18, 2016

The Fifth Column

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THE WEEK

1. Trump offers Michael Flynn, Jeff Sessions top positions
Donald Trump has reportedly asked retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to be his national security adviser, and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general. Flynn is retired from the U.S. Army and resigned as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 2014, forced out over his leadership style and, he said, his hardline views on Islamist extremism. Sessions, for his part, has long been tough on free trade and immigration, and has historically opposed prison sentencing reform, legalizing marijuana, same-sex marriage, and curbing the war on drugs.

Source: CBS, Bloomberg

2. Trump to discuss possible Cabinet post with Romney
President-elect Donald Trump plans to meet with Mitt Romney to discuss a possible Cabinet post for the former Massachusetts governor. Romney, the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nominee, criticized Trump harshly during this year’s…

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Posted on 11/18/2016, in open discussion, Potpourri, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Michael Dunn, convicted of murdering Jordan Davis and attempted murder, filed an appeal that has been denied.

    “Rejecting self-defense arguments in a case that drew national attention, an appeals court on Thursday upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a man who fatally shot a teen in the parking lot of a Jacksonville convenience store nearly four years ago.

    Florida’s First District Court of Appeal found that Michael Dunn received a fair trial when he was convicted of murder and attempted murder charges in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis and shooting at three friends. The court affirmed Dunn’s convictions and denied a motion for acquittal.”

    The Appellate Court’s Decision is at this link.

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  2. hahaha, too bad no more pizza and wine!

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    • He Lady! Lucia, Jordan’s mom, said that the anniversary of Jordan’s death is coming up, and the court’s decision is the greatest Thanksgiving gift she has ever had.

      Have a great weekend. Please keep us updated about what is happening in South Dakota.

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      • Happy Friday Xena… Denying Dunn is something to be very thankful for; now if only somehow, someway GZ can finally be prosecuted and sentenced to Life without the Possibility of Parole Travon’s parents can at last have have some peace as well as Kendrink Johnson’s parents.

        I’ll be publishing more Stories From The Frontlines on Monday… Thank you for your and all your followers support!

        Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. We reported on the verdict;
    https://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/2016/08/05/baltimore-cop-wesley-cagle-found-guilty-of-assault/

    Cagle was sentenced today.

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