The Daily Populous

Monday August 1st, 2022 day edition

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Donald Trump’s lawyers are preemptively preparing a legal defense against criminal charges from the Justice Department, as the former president’s lawyers are increasingly anxious that their client will be prosecuted for his role in the attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

Members of the ex-president’s legal team have already begun brainstorming strategy and potential defenses, according to three people familiar with the matter and written communications reviewed by Rolling Stone.

Trump himself has been briefed on potential legal defenses on at least two occasions this summer, two of the sources say.

“Members of the Trump legal team are quietly preparing, in the event charges are brought,” says one person familiar with the situation.

But we’ve gotten to a point where if you don’t think criminal charges are at least somewhat likely, you are not serving the [former] president’s best interests.”.

If the Justice Department does come with charges, Trump’s current team has acknowledged they would have to bring on more legal firepower to handle the historic legal defense.

Some of Trump’s higher ranking legal and political counselors doubt Attorney General Merrick Garland would be willing to go through with charges. »

‘Sending drivers out to die’: UPS workers demand heat safety amid record temps

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UPS workers gathered outside the company’s Foster Avenue facility Thursday in Brooklyn, N.Y., to demand better heat protections.

“By refusing to implement these safety measures, the company is literally sending drivers out to die in the heat,” said O’Brien.

This year, tensions between the company and union have been rising amid a steady stream of headlines about UPS drivers collapsing in the heat. »

Microsoft Claims Activision Blizzard Makes No "Must Have" Games

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Microsoft claims that Activision Blizzard doesn’t make any unique or “must have” games for it to be considered a legal threat to competition.

In its letter to the Commerce Commission in New Zealand, Microsoft defends its bid to acquire Activision Blizzard by tackling concerns raised regarding competition in those markets where the company operates.

Similarly, with respect to mobile games market, Microsoft claims that one of the key drivers of growth is the low barriers to entry. »