Project 25 And Your Dog December 14, 2023December 13, 2023 But first . . . They subpoenaed Hunter Biden to testify. He’s said sure — just so long as there are cameras and the whole world can hear what he has to say. The Republicans have rejected that — they want it done in secret. How come? What does the Red Team have to hide? Also . . . Trump is asking the Supreme Court to rule that anything a president does while in office is immune from prosecution even after leaving office. So under that standard, a president could walk up and down Fifth Avenue shooting people — or a particularly annoying visitor to the Oval Office — and never be subject to prosecution? (If you ask me, the famous Justice Department memo saying that you can’t indict a sitting president is just that — a half-century-old memo. But at least you can see some logic behind it.) OK, now . . . When Trump came within 3 million votes of Hillary in 2016 and was preparing to take office, he tasked Governor Chris Christie to prepare the “transition book” — a detailed plan for his first months in office, including a handful of qualified candidates for Trump to choose among for each of the hundreds of appointments he’d be making to staff his administration. It was a huge amount of work, resulting in a 600-page tome. According to Let Me Finish, Christie’s highly readable 2020 memoir, Trump never even looked at. Just threw it in the trash. Project 25 is ominously different. A 900-page plan for a sweeping overhaul of the government, replacing everyone with Trump loyalists, dismantling the FBI, putting far more power in the hands of the wannabe strong man bent on retribution. It will fundamentally change America — just as Trump’s pledge to appoint Justices only from the list prepared by the Federalist Society changed America (e.g., overturning Roe). He honored that pledge, just as we should assume he will honor his pledge for retribution. Project 25 is far more sweeping than what the Federalist Society prepared — and won’t get thrown in the trash if Trump wins. If you haven’t already read the basics, this Wikipedia entry is a good place to start. And then be one of the first to sign up with Stop The Coup 2025, a newly formed group of grassroots activists that plans to spread the word far and wide. BONUS A veteran Wall Street trader pal bought a bunch of VNRX in March around $1.60, thinking it could go to $20. They have a cheap blood test that detects cancer in dogs even before symptoms appear, when the chances for successful treatment are best. Who doesn’t love a golden retriever? I bought some, too — and then more yesterday around 60 cents. This could be a case of “good money after bad,” for as yet undisclosed reasons. (No bad news has been announced . . . the stock has just been gradually declining from a high of $6 four years ago.) Or — if I’m really lucky — people who paid $6 and $5 and $4 and $3 have gotten tired of waiting and are selling it before the end of the year to take their tax loss. In case you join me down here (I see it traded at 55 cents after hours last night), promise me you will do so only with money you can truly afford to lose.