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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  August 6, 2023
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Elections Can Be "Stolen" in Many Ways and the 2020 US Presidential Election Is a "Perfect" Example

Remember that the so-called mainstream media treated the Hunter Biden laptop as a Russian disinformation ploy even though it was genuine (as is no longer disputed) and polls after the election show that Trump would have won if the voters had known the truth about the laptop instead of accepting Biden's lie that it was Russian disinformation.

Special Counsel Jack Smith earned the dubious distinction of being unanimously reversed 9 to 0 by the United States Supreme Court in the fatally flawed prosecution of Republican former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell.

That embarrassment that did not stop President Biden's Attorney General, Merrick Garland, from appointing Smith to oversee preexisting politically charged Justice Department criminal investigations into former President Donald J. Trump's relationship to the January 6, 2021 protest at the United States Capitol and the other involving alleged mishandling of government records, including classified documents.

In June 2023 Smith obtained a 37-count indictment and added three more counts in July. The indictment is pending.

The Presidential Records Act may render that indictment baseless, but it is an open question and it will be months, if not years, before the United States Supreme Court may be asked to decide and the indictment certainly is a distraction to Trump's current presidential campaign and yet not necessarily a blessing to the Biden presidential campaign because Americans are vigilant when it comes to two-tiered "justice."

Meanwhile, that case is costing United States taxpayers lots of money and Trump personally time and money as well as interfering with the upcoming 2024 elections, particularly the presidential election which now looks like a rematch of Trump-Biden 2020 with the roles of incumbent and challenger reversed.

This month (August 2023) the investigation into the relationship between Trump and the January 6 protest resulted in a 4-count indictment against Trump predicated upon the preposterous proposition that Trump actually believed that he had lost the 2020 presidential election to Biden.

Whether or not it was politically wise, Trump has consistently maintained that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.

Let's look at the definition of the word steal.

Merriam-Webster tell us that "steal" is a transitive verb meaning "to take away by force or unjust means" and offers "they've stolen our liberty" as illustrative.

Recent events have shown that the telephone call on which the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives impeached (and the United States Senate acquitted) then President Trump was at least not a proper basis for impeachment, if not precisely "a perfect phone call."

Remember that the so-called mainstream media treated the Hunter Biden laptop as a Russian disinformation ploy even though it was genuine (as is no longer disputed) and polls after the election show that Trump would have won if the voters had known the truth about the laptop instead of accepting Biden's lie that it was Russian disinformation.

Despite Laura Ingraham's repeated public calls for Trump to stop taking about the 2020 election having been stolen, Trump did not.

It was not to frustrate Laura.

It was because he believed it was stolen and in more than one way he's been right.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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