WATCH: Greg Gianforte Gives Victory Speech, Apologizes After Montana Election Win

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It was happier times for Republican Greg Gianforte when he took the stage late in the evening May 25 to celebrate his victory.

Gianforte stood on the stage at his victory party and thanked his supporters for electing him into the U.S. House of Representatives, but also extended an apology to Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, whom he allegedly assaulted one day before.

The newly-elected Gianforte came out to chants of “Greg” over and over by his supporters in the crowd. He used part of the time to apologize to Jacobs for acting in the way that he did.

The newly-elected representative was charged with misdemeanor assault in the incident.

“Hard work is born out of hard lessons,” Gianforte said. “Last night I learned a lesson. I need to share something from my heart … When you make a mistake, you have to own up to it, that’s the Montana way. Last night I made a mistake and I took an action that I can’t take back and I’m not proud of what happened. I should not have responded in the way that I did. I should not have treated that reporter that way. And for that, I’m sorry Mr. Ben Jacobs.”

Gianforte also apologized to the Fox News crew that was present in the room for witnessing his actions.

“That’s not the person that I am, and it’s not way I will lead in this state,” Gianforte said. “Rest assured, our work is just beignning, but it starts with me taking responsibility for my own actions.”

“And you’re forgiven,” a supporter screamed.

Watch a video of Gianforte’s apology to Jacobs below:



And watch the video below to see Gianforte’s full victory speech:



“Tonight is all about you,” Gianforte said to his supporters. “Tonight is your victory. Over the last two years, you’ve made tens of thousands of phone calls, knocked on hundreds of thousands of doors, thank you.”

Gianforte is a businessman who had a failed fun at governor in the state last year. He defeated Democrat Rob Quist by a small margin in the race.

The conclusion of the campaign marked the end of a tumultuous last few months, which saw millions of dollars being poured into ad funding by outside groups.


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JOHN MAYOR...

THE MEN WHO HOLD THE TRUMP CARD
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I’ve got a question for you… M-I-L-D-L-Y NAUSEOUS JAMES COMEY!… what changed between your FIRST READING of Hillary Clinton’s emails, to your POST RELEASE READING of HC’s emails? Let me get this straight!… outgoing Director for the FBI!… you C-A-R-E-F-U-L-L-Y examine Hillary’s emails, and then you determine that same should be released (JUST PRIOR TO THE ACTUAL VOTE!)!… and then, after much public criticism concerning its release altogether (AND CONCERNING THE TIMING OF THE RELEASE!), you C-A-R-E-F-U-L-L-Y examine HC’s emails once again, and state– E-M-P-H-A-T-I-C-A-L-L-Y!– that HC’s emails were of N-O C-O-N-S-E-Q-U-E-N-C-E! What transformed HC’s “CHARGED EMAILS” into EMAILS OF NO CONSEQUENCE? What’s wrong with your PICTURE?… A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N B-O-N-D!
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In addition to Trump FAILING to sue CNN for CNN’s refusal to air Trump’s “PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT (the which, Trump would LOSE!… as he could be shown to have attempted a violation of the CONSTITUTIONALLY SANCTIONED Security of the Person of Americans!)”, he has also FAILED to “legally challenge” an “alleged victim” at, h-t-t-p://www(DOT)huffingtonpost(DOT)com/lisa-bloom/why-the-new-child-rape-ca_b_10619944(DOT)html, for an allegation of C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E!… and to sue alleged “FAUX NEWSERS”, that/ which have “falsly reported” the said C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E TALE! Thus, how can ANYONE– i.e., of G-O-O-D C-O-N-S-C-I-E-N-C-E!– trust a wanna- be Prez who screams “FAUX NEWS”, “FAUX NEWS”, “FAUX NEWS”!… and would sue his neighbor’s housecat if given the chance!… but would “clam up” tighter than a Contestant’s crotch on a segment of his The Apprentice, when challenged on his F-A-I-L-U-R-E to go after the I-L-L-E-G-A-L-I-T-Y, O-F A C-L-A-I-M O-F C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E! The reason, is ABUNDANTLY CLEAR!… T-H-E C-L-A-I-M I-S L-E-G-I-T!… A-N-D J-A-M-E-S C-O-M-E-Y, T-R-U-M-P– A-N-D T-R-U-M-P-‘-S “W-I-F-E”!– K-N-O-W I-T! And so, James Comey, you are not a NUT JOB because Trump says so!… you’re a JOB who has FAILED to go after this “squirrel’s delight”!… and until you do– OUTGOING DIRECTOR OR NOT!– Trump will remain FUNDAMENTALLY UNCHALLENGED!
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If the allegation of C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E against Donald Trump is C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L and T-O-R-T-I-O-U-S!… and, proffered by a “FAUX VICTIM” and “FAUX MEDIA”*!… then why do you think “recycled” James Comey didn’t go after this FAUX VICTIM for proffering C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L A-N-D T-O-R-T-I-O-U-S C-L-A-I-M-S O-F C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E, and didn’t go after the FAUX NEWSERS for spreading C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L A-N-D T-O-R-T-I-O-U-S F-A-U-X N-E-W-S O-F C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E? Well… ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and cats and dogs!… it may very well be, because James Comey BOND (WHO ILLEGALLY RELEASED LAME EMAILS ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON AT A C-R-U-C-I-A-L J-U-N-C-T-U-R-E DURING THE 2016 U.S. FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN!… BUT WHO THEN EMPHATICALLY DECLARED– BELATEDLY!– THAT THESE WRONGFULLY RELEASED EMAILS WERE OF N-O C-O-N-S-E-Q-U-E-N-C-E!), had been secretly supporting a Trump compromise of Hillary Clinton A-L-L A-L-O-N-G! And therefore, has F-A-I-L-E-D in his D-U-T-Y to protect America’s children, and American families! And, one question is:… What has Trump– and/ or, some other S-I-N-I-S-T-E-R P-E-R-S-O-N O-R G-R-O-U-P– got on James Comey? Otherwise!… it’s hard to rationalize why a James Comey would leave the alleged victim “HIGH AND DRY (e.g., she withdrew her filing on Nov 4, 2016, due to said fears for her life!… stated her counsel!)”!… and conversely, would fail to go after this FAUX VICTIM for C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L-L-Y A-N-D T-O-R-T-I-O-U-S-L-Y giving false testimony re an allegation of C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E on the one hand, and, would fail to go after FAUX NEWESERS for reporting C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E on the other! And, how does that absence of FBI D-U-T-Y even make sense? And, why would one believe– should one believe!– that James Comey was S-O-O I-N-C-O-M-P-E-T-E-N-T that he would either fail to protect a victim of C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E (F-O-R W-H-I-C-H, T-H-E-R-E C-A-N B-E N-O M-O-R-A-T-O-R-I-U-M!)!… or fail to go after A FAKE VICTIM who has alleged such a claim, and fail to go after FAUX NEWSERS which have reported same! A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E! And in Huffington Post’s report of Trump’s C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E charges, there was SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE for a judge to ratify the sending of the matter to a court for adjudication by Dec 28, 2016! And, so!… if the victim was P-A-I-D O-F-F, W-E S-H-O-U-L-D K-N-O-W A-B-O-U-T I-T!… A-N-D I-F H-U-S-H M-O-N-E-Y W-A-S O-F-F-E-R-E-D U-P A-N-D R-E-C-E-I-V-E-D, T-H-E-N T-H-E V-I-C-T-I-M A-N-D D-O-N-A-L-D T-R-U-M-P S-H-O-U-L-D B-E C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L-L-Y C-H-A-R-G-E-D! The victim, for R-E-C-E-I-V-I-N-G A B-R-I-B-E!… and he, for O-F-F-E-R-I-N-G A B-R-I-B-E, and for C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E!
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Michael Flynn, Turkey, Russia, and WikiLeaks
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“Under U.S. law — the Foreign Agent Registration Act — any citizen of the country who lobbies for a foreign government has to disclose their work to the Justice Department within 10 days of doing so.” – Heavy.com
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Simply put, “Foreign Agent” SHOULD NOT be made synonymous with including– W-H-A-T-S-O-E-V-E-R!– A-N “A-G-E-N-T” O-F T-H-E F-B-I, O-R A-N-Y O-T-H-E-R “A-G-E-N-T” O-F A U.S. S-E-C-U-R-I-T-Y U-N-D-E-R-T-A-K-I-N-G, O-P-E-R-A-T-I-N-G A-N-Y-W-H-E-R-E I-N T-H-E W-O-R-L-D! A-N-D A-N-Y “I-N-D-U-S-T-R-I-A-L_M-I-L-I-T-A-R-Y S-O-L-U-T-I-O-N-S” S-H-O-U-L-D B-E C-O-N-D-U-C-T-E-D A-T A—–R—–M—–S L—–E—–N—–G—–T—–H F-R-O-M T-H-E A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N G-O-V-E-R-N-M-E-N-T, A-N-D F-R-O-M T-H-E “C-O-M-M-U-N-I-T-Y T-H-E-A-T-R-E” T-H-A-T T-H-E U.S. G-O-V-E-R-N-M-E-N-T I-S L-E-G-I-T-I-M-A-T-E-L-Y A-T-T-E-M-P-T-I-N-G T-O A-I-D!
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Michael Flynn’s ROLE!… if there was to have been one!… WAS TO HAVE COMMUNICATED AMERICA’S “INTERESTS” CONCERNING SECURITY MATTERS AFFECTING VULNERABLE SUBJECTS IN TURKEY!… AND TO EFFECT– TO THE EXTENT THAT HE WAS ABLE!– WAYS/ MEANS TO PROTECT CIVILIAN LIVES ABROAD, WHILE TURKEY IS DOING BATTLE AGAINST ISIS! N-O A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N G-O-V-E-R-N-M-E-N-T “S-E-C-U-R-I-T-Y I-N-T-E-R-E-S-T (A-N-D W-H-I-C-H D-O-E-S-N-‘-T I-N-C-L-U-D-E ‘C-O-M-M-E-R-C-I-A-L S-E-C-U-R-I-T-Y I-N-T-E-R-E-S-T-S’!)” S-H-O-U-L-D B-E L-O-B-B-Y-I-N-G A-S A “C-O-M-M-E-R-C-I-A-L A-G-E-N-T” F-O-R S-E-C-U-R-I-T-Y W-O-R-K D-O-N-E I-N A G-I-V-E-N C-O-U-N-T-R-Y!… A-N-Y-W-H-E-R-E A-R-O-U-N-D T-H-E G-L-O-B-E! Turkey is not a C-A-R-N-I-V-A-L!… and Michael Flynn… nor TRUMP!… A-R-E M-I-L-I-T-A-R-Y C-A-R-N-I-V-A-L B-A-R-K-E-R-S!
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What America has allowed here!… as it has in soooo many other “community theatres” around the world!… is the COMMIDIFICATION of American Government Strategic and Tactical Security gameplans, F-O-R C-O-M-M-E-R-C-I-A-L G-A-I-N! And this “Security Industry Governance” C-A-N-N-O-T be allowed to continue, A-N-Y F-U-R-T-H-E-R!
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Turkey is an ALLY– so said!– of American, and other Western interests (but, etc.!)!… and it is in a VERY VULNERABLE POSITION in the Middle East! And without this “PLUG” in the Middle Eastern dam, the Middle East (e.g., Israel!)!… AND THE WORLD!… are subject to I-N-S-T-A-B-I-L-I-T-Y! Therefore, the EFFECTUAL STRATEGIES and TACTICAL DECISIONMAKING in this part of the world, C-A-N-‘-T B-E C-O-M-P-R-O-M-I-S-E-D B-Y W-A-Y O-F “E-C-O-N-I-M-I-C S-E-C-U-R-I-T-Y P-O-L-I-T-I-C-S”!… and if Michael Flynn desires to go work with an ARMS LENGTH Commercial Security Lobby to effect “S-E-C-U-R-I-T-Y M-E-A-S-U-R-E-S” within unstable “community theatres”, T-H-E-N H-E S-H-O-U-L-D D-O S-O– A-N-D O-N-L-Y D-O S-O!– W-T-H T-H-E “M-A-N-D-A-T-E-D B-A-C-K-I-N-G”, A-N-D B-O-O-T-S O-N T-H-E G-R-O-U-N-D S-U-P-E-R-V-I-S-I-O-N, O-F R-E-S-P-O-N-S-I-B-L-E A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N G-O-V-E-R-N-M-E-N-T-A-L S-T-A-K-E-H-O-L-D-E-R-S, A-N-D O-T-H-E-R S-T-A-K-E-H-O-L-D-E-R-S T-H-A-T R-E-S-P-O-N-S-I-B-L-E A-M-E-R-I-C-A S-T-A-K-E-H-O-L-D-E-R-S H-A-V-E A-G-R-E-E-D T-O A-L-I-G-N W-I-T-H!
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It appears that the TURKISH GOVERNMENT has had more sense, re the U.S. backing of Kurdish forces!… and which led to Tayyip Erdogan to show CAUTION (and despite Obama AND Trump!), re WHICH FORCES in Turkey the U.S. Government (AND NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE “INDUSTRIAL SECURITY COMPLEX” WANTING TO DO “BUSINESS” IN TURKEY!) should be aligned with!
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T-U-R-K-E-Y I-S R-E-P-E-A-T-E-D-L-Y S-A-I-D T-O B-E O-N-E O-F T-H-E B-E-S-T M-I-L-I-T-A-R-Y F-O-R-C-E-S I-N T-H-E W-O-R-L-D!… A-N-D T-H-E L-O-R-D G-O-D P-U-T T-H-E-M T-H-E-R-E F-O-R A R-E-A-S-O-N!… A-N-D F-O-R “P-S-E-U-D-O-I-N-T-E-R-E-S-T-S” T-O “P-L-A-Y” W-I-T-H G-O-D-‘-‘S P-L-A-N F-O-R T-U-R-K-E-Y-‘-S R-O-L-E I-N T-H-E M-I-D-D-L-E E-A-S-T, I-S T-O S-U-B-J-E-C-T T-H-E G-L-O-B-A-L C-O-M-M-U-N-I-T-Y T-O U-N-N-E-C-E-S-S-A-R-Y R-I-S-K!
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T-H-I-N-K of this for a moment!… I-F, you C-A-N!… if Obama wanted to go in and do battle, and Trump wanted to go in and do battle, but Tayyip DID NOT, then Michael Flynn’s PAID DECISION T-O V-I-R-T-U-A-L-L-Y G-O A-G-A-I-N-S-T T-H-E D-E-C-I-S-I-O-N O-F H-I-S W-A-N-N-A_B-E A-N-D W-O-U-L-D_B-E B-O-S-S, was what? I’ll tell you!… an OPPORTUNISTIC ATTEMPT to C-A-S-H_I-N on an A-L-R-E-A-D-Y P-R-E-D-E-T-E-R-M-I-N-E-D Strategy by Tayyip, to do the RIGHT THING! Nevertheless!… and despite Tayyip’s plea!… the Obama/ Trump “venture” went ahead! And!… I can just imagine Tayyip’s thinking AFTER THE FACT! And– maybe!– something like:… “Allies!… who needs em?”
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Although Tayyip has agreed to “befriend” the American Government re the U.S.’s involvement in Turkey, and in the Middle East, I can’t imagine that he’s been doing too much celebrating over many of the U.S.’s decisions!
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And so… this brings us back to Michael Flynn, and his “DECISION” to back Erdogan!… FOR A FEE! Well!… folks!… and to be HONEST– AND FRANK!… Michael Flynn’s “DECISION”, may have been– in fact!– more COINCIDENTAL, INCIDENTAL and OCCIDENTAL, than a DENT in the ultimate Security interests of both Turkey, and in the “global community theatre”! COINCIDENTAL, because he was being questioned by U.S. Justice Officials!… INCIDENTAL, because Tayyip Erdogan had already decided his course of action (A-N-D H-E D-I-D-N-‘-T N-E-E-D M-I-C-H-A-E-L F-L-Y-N-N-‘-S “H-E-L-P” T-O C-A-R-R-Y T-H-I-S O-U-T!)!… and OCCIDENTAL, because Flynn was a OCCIDENTAL CORPORATE P-L-A-Y-E-R in M-O-R-E S-E-R-I-O-U-S Middle Eastern, and G-L-O-B-A-L C-O-N-C-E-R-N-S!
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However, T-R-E-A-S-O-N-O-U-S is N-O-T how I’d categorize Michael Flynn’s “dealings” with Turkey!… and inasmuch, as Turkey is an AGREED ALLY with America, and– and despite Tayyip’s mistakes!– is wanting to end ISIS aggressions in his country, and assist his ALLIES in mitigating ISIS aggressions beyond Turkey! And so… to categorize Michael Flynn’s “role” as that of someone who has conspired to help Turkey “overthrow America”, is– barring some B-I-Z-Z-A-R-E new finding!– inappropriate! However!… and nevertheless!… Michael Flynn’s “casual dealings” with RUSSIA, is another matter A-L-T-O-G-E-T-H-E-R!
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Tayyip Erdogan I-S N-O-T Putin!… and “Russian interests” are N-O-T-A-B-L-Y M-O-R-E S-U-S-P-I-C-I-O-U-S than any “Turkish interests”! “Turkish interests” are on the BRINK of conflist!… D-A-I-L-Y!… while “Russian interests” are “ON THE PROWL”! And for Michael Flynn to have forged “RUSSIAN ALLIANCES (BEHIND THE SCENES!… AND WITHOUT THE PROPER BACKING OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT!)”, is to operate in a “DELUDED WORLD” of Trump’s making, and to pose a potential threat to the Security of America, in the “SELF-DELUDED GUISE” of backing the “right horse”!… Donald Trump! And worse!… if Michael Flynn allowed Putin and other “Trumpian buddies” to work “a deal” to effect the “placement” of Trump in a position of power (e.g., allowing Russia to arrange giving out email tidbits against trump’s main opponent!… and allowing Russia to arrange spreading “Russian fake news” that would make Trump’s main opponent seem like a candidate for a Psychiatric ward!), then… YES!… I would say that such “dealings” behind America’s back, are T-R-E-A-S-O-N-O-U-S! And!… FOR HIS SAKE!… American Investigators had better not find out that such “wheeling and dealing”, had gone on!
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on the matter of the Wikileaks Leaks at the center of the controversy in the 2016 U.S. Federal Election, the issue ISN’T whether Russia was the S-O-U-R-C-E of the Leaks to WikiLeaks (i.e., DIRECTLY!), but whether Russia abetted in facilitating the emails to the S-O-U-R-C-E, who/ which– in turn!– communicated the leaked emails to WikiLeaks, which then communicated same to the world (and regardless of whether Russia worked in conjunction with “NON-RUSSIAN STATE ACTORS”, and/ or “NON-STATE ACTORS” to facilitate the Leaks to the S-O-U-R-C-E or not!)!… and, whether Russia was complicit in providing FAUX NEWS REPORTING that/ which gave a disparaging– YEA, TOXIC!– view of Hillary Clinton, and/ or of the DNC (and regardless of whether Russia worked in conjunction with “AMERICAN FAUX NEWS MEDIA” or not!)! And, re the just aforementioned!… given any verification of the veracity of the allegations that Russia was involved in proffering FAUX NEWS (e.g., by way of the creation of websites for that purpose!) that/ which targeted Hillary Clinton, and/ or the DNC!… if Putin’s claim of NONINVOVEMENT in the proffering of FAUX NEWS is to be upheld as accurate, then evidence to the contrary, would suggest what?
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To sum up… now that Joe Lieberman has bowed out of the race for the role of FBI Director (citing conflict of interest with one of Trump’s White House staff!), one of the things that should SERIOUSLY be considered!… and given that Trump is– himself!– in an O-B-V-I-O-U-S conflict of interest in HIS attempt to Appoint a new Director for the FBI!… is the invocation (BY IMPARTIAL STAKEHOLDERS WITH STANDING!) of a NEVER BEFORE SEEN OR HEARD OF Legal Injunction against Donald Trump, that would compel him to– how shall I say it?– RECUSE HIMSELF from effecting ANY FURTHER WHITE HOUSE EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS with respect to any Executive Position that would potentially have ANY ROLE in any Investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia, re the 2016 Federal Elections (AND WHICH SHOULD INCLUDE THE POSITION OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE FBI!)!… and thus, affording other U.S. Federal Congressional Members who are unaffected by the Investigations curently underway, to decide the necessary Executive Appointments that/ which are needed to complement the remaining White House Executive Positions to be filled! For me– at least!– this is THE ONLY TRULY LOGICAL SOLUTION to the “EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT CATCH-22” that Donald Trump is presently in!
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Please!… no emails!
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P.S.: Given the VERACITY of the allegation of C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E!… and Comey’s ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of this!… should Comey’s KNOWLEDGE soon pose an “indirect threat” to “certain” White House interests (e.g., if Comey decides to accept the offer from Julian Assange, to act as a WikiLeaks Spy re U.S. Government wrongdoing!), I’d be VERY CONCERNED about the safety and security of James Comey! Although!… maybe!… Julian Assange may feel that Comey would be “better protected” if he “befriends” the WikiLeaks League!
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*The Federal Stalking Statute (see, Federal Stalking Statute, 18 U.S.C. §2261A) makes it a F-E-L-O-N-Y for someone to use any interactive computer service, or electronic communication service or system (by the FBI, CIA, NSA, or otherwise!… and, e.g., the aforecited URL, with the intent to kill, injure, HARASS, INTIMIDATE, or place under surveillance (through an official and/ or an unofficial proxy!) another person… and engage in a course of conduct that places a person in reasonable fear of death, or serious bodily injury, OR CAUSES, ATTEMPTS TO CAUSE, OR WOULD REASONABLY BE EXPRECTED TO CAUSE SUBSTANTIAL EMOTIONAL DISTRESS (but, let us include, THE POTENTIAL COMPROMISE OF A U.S. FEDERAL ELECTION PROCESS!)!

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What say you Ben Jacobs?
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Please!… no emails!

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