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Contortionist Rick Scott Avoids Rebuking Trump’s ‘Death Wish’ Attack on McConnell

Many things happened. Here are some of the things. This is TPM’s morning memo.

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It was painful enough to see Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), chairman of the Republican National Senatorial Committee, respond to Trump on Sunday by taking his usual attacks on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to an even more deranged level yelling that the Republican leader had a “DEATH WISH” for allegedly endorsing what the former president called “sponsored by the Democrats.” [sic]” bills.

  • Trump also directed some racist nonsense at McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, who is Taiwanese-American and served as Trump’s transportation secretary. The former president mocked her as McConnell’s “China-loving wife, Coco Chow.”
  • Pressed by CNN’s Dana Bash on the Trump attack, Scott tried to brush it off by commenting that Trump “he likes to give people nicknames” and “I’m sure you have a nickname for me.”
  • It was just as sad on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” when scott equally bent backwards to avoid criticizing Trump and tried to veer into “spending” by Democrats.

Death toll from Hurricane Ian tops 70

Amid the search for survivors after Hurricane Ian hit Florida, local officials has confirmed that at least 76 people were killed by the Category 4 storm. Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses are still without power.

Collins predicts lawmakers could be killed amid threats

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) saying The New York Times that violent threats against lawmakers have become so serious that “you wouldn’t be surprised if a senator or member of the House was killed.”

Bolsonaro and Challenger in the second round of the Brazilian elections

Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro performed much better in his country’s presidential election on Sunday than polls had predicted, and now he and leftist challenger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will meet again in a runoff.

  • None of the candidates exceeded 50 percent of the votes: da Silva won 48.4 percent, while Bolsonaro won 43.23 percent.
  • The second round will be held on October 1. 30 If Bolsonaro (who, like Trump, had been trying to delegitimize the election results with baseless voter fraud conspiracy theories months before the actual election) loses, he would be the first Brazilian president not to be re-elected since Brazil became a democracy. in 1988. .

The National Archives confirms that Trump’s administrative documents are still missing

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) told House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) on Friday that the agency does not yet have all the documents. that Trump administration officials were legally required to hand over, according to the NARA letter to Maloney that was obtained by the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.

  • The missing documents were linked to “Unofficial email accounts that were not copied or forwarded to their official email accounts,” NARA reported.
  • NARA pointed to the Justice Department Ongoing court battle against former Trump adviser Peter Navarro, who is still grabbing the government records he kept on his private email server in violation of the Presidential Records Act.
  • NARA said it will consult with the Justice Department on whether to “initiate an action” to recover the records. according to the post.
  • Maloney reported in September that NARA I was not sure if Trump had returned all the documents he had taken even after the Mar-a-Lago FBI raid. The committee chairman asked the agency to conduct an “urgent review” to see what records were still missing.

Must read

“As Russian troops flee Lyman, Ukrainians rejoice and help themselves with Russian supplies” – The Wall Street Journal

Home to some 22,000 people before the war, Lyman is a strategic city in the far north of Ukraine’s Donetsk region, one of four areas that Russia has claimed as its own country following bogus referendums last month. Their loss is a major embarrassment to President Vladimir Putin, the first such withdrawal from a city he says is officially part of Russia.

“Michael Fanone is not your fucking hero” – Rolling Stone

His goal was to return to full service. The same day he did, she wrote “Fuck off” on a napkin and presented it to his supervisor as a resignation. Her last day of work was December 1. 31, 2021.

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