AG Barr: "I Think Spying Did Occur" Against Trump Campaign, and I Need to Investigate If It Was Justified or Not

Obama, you might have heard, ran a scandal-free administration.

Except for the matter of weaponizing the intelligence community and DOJ and FBI to spy on a rival campaign in a move that makes Watergate look like a college lark.

Attorney General William Barr dropped a bombshell Wednesday, telling a group of senators that he believes spying against the Trump campaign did take place in 2016.

"I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal," Barr said during an exchange with Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Shaheen asked in a follow-up whether Barr believed the FBI spied on the Trump team.

"You're not suggesting, though, that spying occurred?" Shaheen asked.

"I think spying did occur. Yes, I think spying did occur. But the question is whether it was predicated, adequately predicated," Barr said.

Video at the link.


Chuck Ross notes that Democrats "bristle" at the word "spy" used to describe Obama's/Brennan's/Clapper's/Comey's actions.

A friend watching it tells me that liberal Democrat Senator from Hawaii, Brian Schatz, actually said he was worried/bothered that people would hear the Obama government spied on Trump from cable news, by which, of course, he meant "Fox News."

In addition, Barr said that it was unusual that the target of an alleged foreign intelligence operation would not be informed of this in a defensive briefing. Obama's spying operation, of course, went out of its way to hide this from Trump and lied to him about it.

There was news Barr would be "getting his arms around" this yesterday, but now comes word he's recruited investigators to look into the FBI and DOJ.

Attorney General William Barr has assembled a team to review controversial counterintelligence decisions made by Justice Department and FBI officials, including actions taken during the probe of the Trump campaign in the summer of 2016, according to a person familiar with the matter.

This indicates that Barr is looking into allegations that Republican lawmakers have been pursuing for more than a year -- that the investigation into President Donald Trump and possible collusion with Russia was tainted at the start by anti-Trump bias in the FBI and Justice Department.

Update: The leftwing, insurrectionist media is talking this well.



Natasha Bertrand poses as a national security expert -- but is apparently unaware that FISA warrants permit looking backwards in time through someone's communications, meaning Obama's men could spy on any communications Page had with the Trump campaign when he was (briefly) part of their advisory board.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 11:55 AM




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1 Threepeat?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 10, 2019 11:56 AM (gC2IV)

2 Ace, don't forget the IRS on top of the DOJ and FBI. Notice Barky has been pretty quiet on all of this. Wonder why? OK not really.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 10, 2019 11:57 AM (+/tGa)

3 It's funny watching Dems and NeverTrumpers squeal about Barr's 'lack of evidence' with this statement.

No accumulated memory whatsoever.

Posted by: El Kabong at April 10, 2019 11:58 AM (datdl)

4 And a nervous Schatz (D-HI) asks him if there's another word he can use, instead of spying.

Lol. The sh*t is getting real.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 11:59 AM (ptqGC)

5 zzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz

Posted by: Rip Van Sessions at April 10, 2019 11:59 AM (4knXT)

6 If you strike at the king, you must kill the king...

They missed.

His turn.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 10, 2019 11:59 AM (AM1GF)

7 The Barackhenatening is wonderful.

Posted by: garrett at April 10, 2019 11:59 AM (WnDll)

8 Hillary has been strangely quiet lately.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 11:59 AM (ptqGC)

9 Notice Barky has been pretty quiet on all of this. Wonder why?"

Too busy putting "I", "me", and "Obama" into all of his speeches?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 10, 2019 11:59 AM (6qErC)

10 AS mentioned before...once the Dems realized how badly they have screwed up, look for some big thing to happen somewhere that the media ABSOLUTELY MUST cover and this disappears off the news.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 10, 2019 12:00 PM (0tfLf)

11 Barr will come!

Posted by: G marks the spot at April 10, 2019 12:00 PM (/gtC8)

12 HUMA, A BOLLARD, STAT!!!!

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at April 10, 2019 12:00 PM (4knXT)

13 "You're not suggesting, though, that spying occurred?" Shaheen asked.


That was a funny exchange. He was trying to talk around it without saying there was spying and she tried to pin him down. He wasn't going to contradict reality.

So he squirmed once and said "shit yeah, there was spying".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 10, 2019 12:00 PM (fuK7c)

14 adequately predicated.... no it was fucking downright happening..FUCK LAWERESE

Posted by: saf at April 10, 2019 12:00 PM (5IHGB)

15 He needs to get his arms around it? I feel the same!

Posted by: Joe Biden, affectionate at April 10, 2019 12:00 PM (RD7QR)

16

No, Obama was sandal-free.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 10, 2019 12:01 PM (aKsyK)

17
One
Big
Ass
Scandal
That
Absolutely
Ruined
Democracy

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 10, 2019 12:01 PM (zBaqJ)

18 Who was the bat who asked Barr if he was "woke" yesterday?

Unlike Sessions, Barr is very, very awake.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:01 PM (ptqGC)

19 About. Freaking. Time.

What about Lock. Her. Up.??

Posted by: Random Thought Generator at April 10, 2019 12:01 PM (1EwqP)

20 Notice Barky has been pretty quiet on all of this. Wonder why?


He is touring Europe giving speeches and reminding Europeans how much they miss his grooviness.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 10, 2019 12:01 PM (fuK7c)

21 4 And a nervous Schatz (D-HI) asks him if there's another word he can use, instead of spying.

Lol. The sh*t is getting real.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 11:59 AM (ptqGC)

How about "attempted coup"? Does that one work better for you?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 10, 2019 12:01 PM (RD7QR)

22 It it just me, on is AG Barr playing out the one scene in the generic movie where the guy (Dems) takes his best punch (Mueller) throws it and the other fella (Trump) doesn't flinch - then we cut to the first guy being punched through a plate glass window (2020 reelection please God).

Posted by: Troll so hard at April 10, 2019 12:01 PM (EwLjS)

23 zzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz
Posted by: Rip Van Sessions"

Hey, that's not fair. I woke up, eventually.

/Rip Van W.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 10, 2019 12:02 PM (6qErC)

24 Obama spied on journalists. That the MSM did not raise Hell tells you all you need to know.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 10, 2019 12:02 PM (rxtQa)

25 Well Hillary and Gaylord can say 'Mission Accomplished,' they and their minions have certainly reset relations with Russia.

Just not in the way they planned.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:02 PM (z13UD)

26 Notice Barky has been pretty quiet on all of this. Wonder why?

He is touring Europe giving speeches and reminding Europeans how much they miss his grooviness.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 10, 2019 12:01 PM (fuK7c)
--------------------------

He needs to lug his stupid styrofoam Greek columns with him wherever he goes. He can put ValJar to use.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:02 PM (ptqGC)

27 The perpetrators got sloppy and lazy because they figured she would win and no one would ever look into it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 10, 2019 12:03 PM (gC2IV)

28 Attorney General William Barr has assembled a team to review controversial counterintelligence decisions made by Justice Department and FBI officials, including actions taken during the probe of the Trump campaign in the summer of 2016, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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And I hope each one of them is a rabid anti-Obama, anti-Hillary cheating partisan sonofabitch. Because that's the way this game is played, right Mueller?

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at April 10, 2019 12:03 PM (4knXT)

29 Methinks things are happening behind the scenes that are making some Dems very very nervous. Obama's speech (in Germany, of all places... Hmm) was telling. He looked VERY worried.

Just looked at CNN's home page. The name "Mueller" is only on the page TWICE, both below the fold (and one was the title of a video). NYT.com has it only ONCE. Why is that? I think it's because they know the jig is up and they are running away from their previous reporting as fast as they can.

Posted by: Joseph Dickerson at April 10, 2019 12:03 PM (LDV7V)

30 This is the perfect hack test. If you would be freaking out and throwing a conniption if the other side did this and you have no problem when your side did this then you are a completely unethical political hack. Its that simple. Too bad most of the media are complete hacks.

Posted by: Shtetl G at April 10, 2019 12:03 PM (16cUT)

31 and no one would ever look into it."

"They would be rewarded"

There, FIFY

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (6qErC)

32 Off foul sock!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (4knXT)

33 Barr, simply by being a competent AG, makes Sessions look like a wrinkled up waste of 2 years doesn't he?

Posted by: El Kabong at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (datdl)

34 Read between the lines-- there's no reason to open an investigation if there's a possible reason it was justified

And look deeper: The spying was "justified" post hoc because of the phony dossier and sandbagging "meetings" with "Russians"

Spying on political rival is NEVER justified.

They knew it and did it anyway.

And Trump has tweeted the specific word: Illegal

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (TN1P5)

35 Pick me, please Coach!!! Team Barr is going to be awesome.

Posted by: LASue at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (XROPS)

36 Odds that he'll find "Wrong doing, but no intent"?

Until we see DoJ and FBI, and Obama Admin types sporting matching government issued bracelets, this is Kabuki theater.

Posted by: Iblis at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (9221z)

37 I anxiously await whatever Tater, Chris Cuomo, Murderin' Joe, and the rest have to say.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (ptqGC)

38 14 adequately predicated.... no it was fucking downright happening..FUCK LAWERESE
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This just means Barr wants to find out if the spying was legally justified. He's not denying that spying occurred.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (hjaPQ)

39 Predicate?
Oh, they had a predicate. They made sure there was a predicate, they manufactured one.

Posted by: navybrat, fresh out of rehab at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (w7KSn)

40 Illegal domestic surveillance. Every sumbitch involved should go to federal prison. Won't happen, though.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (NWiLs)

41 Notice Barky has been pretty quiet on all of this. Wonder why?


He is touring Europe giving speeches and reminding Europeans how much they miss his grooviness.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


Also, lining up someplace to stay in exile.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (AM1GF)

42 >> Obama spied on journalists.

Obama ran guns to Mexican Drug Cartels

Obama weaponized the IRS against Political Enemies.

Obama paid 150 Billion Dollars to the leading State Sponsor of Terrorism.

Obama ordered the assassination of Quadafy, a US Ally.

...

Scandal Free indeed.

Posted by: garrett at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (WnDll)

43 >>And I hope each one of them is a rabid anti-Obama, anti-Hillary cheating partisan sonofabitch. Because that's the way this game is played, right Mueller?

It sure would be handy if part of that team included the team of prosecutors who have been working with Horowitz for the last couple years.

You know, to kind of speed things along.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (/tuJf)

44 Betcha it doesn't take two years or cost $25 million to wrap this up.

Posted by: torabora at April 10, 2019 12:05 PM (Y274z)

45 Let justice be done.

Posted by: Joe Mama at April 10, 2019 12:05 PM (/H8v6)

46 Spying?
Nah
Attempted coup?
Nope
Treason?
Bingo.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:05 PM (z13UD)

47 He is touring Europe giving speeches and reminding Europeans how much they miss his grooviness.

***

Making arrangements for political asylum to prevent extradition

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 10, 2019 12:05 PM (pGe/U)

48 What did Obama/Holder know and when did they know it.

Boom. Love it

Posted by: Redenzo at April 10, 2019 12:05 PM (14qvS)

49 Although Obummer did spy on the media, he only spied on the "right" journalists. So, it's cool. Relax.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 10, 2019 12:05 PM (DaDYr)

50
Let justice be done.

Posted by: Joe Mama at April 10, 2019 12:05 PM (/H8v6)


Can we finally execute Maj. Hasan? Jeebus.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:06 PM (ptqGC)

51 RICO RICO RICO

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 10, 2019 12:06 PM (68rgx)

52 The Orange Man Bad is coming! We must flee!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up A Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 10, 2019 12:06 PM (hLRSq)

53 Marie Harf looking uncomfortable on Outnumbered.

Hahahahahahahahaha!!!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:06 PM (ptqGC)

54 38 14 adequately predicated.... no it was fucking downright happening..FUCK LAWERESE
---
This just means Barr wants to find out if the spying was legally justified. He's not denying that spying occurred.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (hjaPQ)

Correct.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 10, 2019 12:06 PM (NWiLs)

55 Barr, simply by being a competent AG, makes Sessions look like a wrinkled up waste of 2 years doesn't he?
Posted by: El Kabong

I liked Sessions and Ryan. Silly me. Now I am so frustrated at the time and opportunities they wasted. That Trump got so much done, basically on his own, is miraculous.

Posted by: LASue at April 10, 2019 12:07 PM (XROPS)

56 RICO RICO RICO"

Suave Suave Suave?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 10, 2019 12:07 PM (6qErC)

57 Unauthorized surveillance > spying

Posted by: redridinghood at April 10, 2019 12:07 PM (RBOtF)

58 Irritating thing is that this has been PUBLIC knowledge for well over a year.

We knew they were spying on Trump people from the outset of the Flynn stuff, THEY TOLD US SO IN COURT.

Flynn was taken down by a Process crime, and the original Agents didn't even think he was lying, BUT it was illegally leaked to the Press as a political hit.

So we have our SPY agencies, spying on a Political rival, and leaking said information.

Yet somehow, no one has found who did the leaking? even though it destroyed a Man who had spent his career serving this Country?

Posted by: Don Q at April 10, 2019 12:07 PM (NgKpN)

59 Styrofoam Greecian columns, such a metaphor for how fleeting Gaylord's legacy is. All style, no substance.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:07 PM (z13UD)

60 Gonna be lots of pouncing and seizing going on

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 10, 2019 12:08 PM (M8inU)

61
Also, lining up someplace to stay in exile.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (AM1GF)

I'm sure there's a shithole somewhere that would provide a luxurious home for life.

There might even be one that would name him emperor.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at April 10, 2019 12:08 PM (JgA4k)

62 Remember how Sleepy Jeff was going to unmask all the ghouls any day now?

Yeah, good times.

Posted by: MJ at April 10, 2019 12:08 PM (gAMkn)

63
Scandal Free indeed.
Posted by: garrett at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM


It's only a "scandal" if you don't approve.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 10, 2019 12:08 PM (aKsyK)

64 Chuck Ross notes that Democrats "bristle" at the word "spy" used to describe Obama's/Brennan's/Clapper's/Comey's actions.


Bristle away!!! Spy! Spy!!! SPY!!!!

Posted by: LASue at April 10, 2019 12:08 PM (XROPS)

65 mentioned in previous thread.....the whiners on cnn are upset that the investigators are being investigated.....it seems political to them......as if the the political witch hunt failed coup wasn't political

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 10, 2019 12:08 PM (0O7c5)

66 Of course Obama spied on Trump.Of course there was no good reason.
But, unfortunately, I think Barr will whitewash this and say "there may have been legitimate concerns".
sadly.

Posted by: jb at April 10, 2019 12:08 PM (+IidW)

67 AG Barr: "I Think Spying Did Occur" Against Trump Campaign, and I Need to Investigate If It Was Justified or Not


WTF DUDE? Seriously? When is it ever justified for an outgoing president to spy on a candidate?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 10, 2019 12:08 PM (5gcVT)

68 It's the Chicago Way

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 10, 2019 12:08 PM (jwFwd)

69 Well, the first, best outcome is for all those involved to be charged and imprisoned. Hillary, Obama, Comey, Clapper, Brennan, McCabe, Strozk, etc.

Saving that, since it may be the best outcome, but also probably unlikely, is that the obvious illegality of the entire thing results in a purge of Democrats and the Trump Intelligence Act of 2020 that abolishes all intelligence agencies as they currently exist, and a re-structuring under another agency with not a single member of the existing agencies held over. Every single one has to re-apply for every job, including janitor. And a complete revision of both the Patriot Act and FISA, if not repeal.

Posted by: deadrody at April 10, 2019 12:08 PM (svv54)

70 Styrofoam Greecian columns, such a metaphor for how fleeting Gaylord's legacy is. All style, no substance.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:07 PM (z13UD)

--------

Oh, there was "substance" to it all right.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 10, 2019 12:08 PM (4knXT)

71 Sessions promised he was looking into stuff as well (leaks, FISA, etc)

Believe it when I see it

Posted by: Jose at April 10, 2019 12:09 PM (V6W16)

72 I don't like getting my hopes up. But even if no one is indicted (which seems most likely), so long as a hard-to-ignore counter-narrative is taking shape in the minds of the electorate.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 10, 2019 12:09 PM (ju9gW)

73 He was asked in follow-up what he meant by "spying" and whether he wanted to clear anything up.

His response was that spying meant as we expect it, "unauthorized surveillance"; whether predicate acts justified the spying.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 10, 2019 12:09 PM (t6MX/)

74 I liked Sessions and Ryan. Silly me."

Nah. So did I, and it's confirmation of what many of us have said for years - DC is a swampland on the Potomac, and folks such as them are better than most of the alternatives.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 10, 2019 12:09 PM (6qErC)

75 >>Remember how Sleepy Jeff was going to unmask all the ghouls any day now?

>>Yeah, good times.

You notice how this is happening now that Mueller's investigation is done and the report is in?

Kind of like a plan.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:09 PM (/tuJf)

76 >>>I liked Sessions and Ryan. Silly me. Now I am so frustrated at the time and opportunities they wasted. That Trump got so much done, basically on his own, is miraculous.

I thought Sessions would be good. He was a big border hawk and one of Trump's earliest supporters. But once the shit with Comey and Mueller started, all he seemed interested in was catching pot heads.

I was worried Barr would just be another Bush-era cuck that one of Trump's advisers conned him into appointing. But so far, he's been doing Sessions should have done from the beginning.

Posted by: El Kabong at April 10, 2019 12:09 PM (datdl)

77 And there it is.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 10, 2019 12:09 PM (68rgx)

78 So columns made out of pressed cocaine?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:09 PM (z13UD)

79 And let's not forget the January 2017 memo that "Obama wants this done by the book"

A weird thing to say, for people not committing crimes.

But make ass-covering sense if you've committed crimes.
"We did it by the book--we're honest and innocent! See? Right here we said we're doing this by the book!"

But it's going to bite them in the ass as it's an admission that Obama knew and directed the spying

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 10, 2019 12:09 PM (TN1P5)

80 37 I anxiously await whatever Tater, Chris Cuomo, Murderin' Joe, and the rest have to say.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (ptqGC)

SQUIRREL!

Posted by: Tater, Chris Cuomo, Murderin' Joe, and the rest at April 10, 2019 12:09 PM (RD7QR)

81 Notice Barky has been pretty quiet on all of this. Wonder why?


He is touring Europe giving speeches and reminding Europeans how much they miss his grooviness.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 10, 2019 12:01 PM (fuK7c


The Ecuadoran Embassy Suites said they'll leave the light on for him.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up A Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 10, 2019 12:10 PM (hLRSq)

82 Somebody say predicate?

Posted by: Mr. Morton at April 10, 2019 12:10 PM (pGe/U)

83 Marie Harf is nervous. Just said "I just want to be clear.." before blathering away.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:10 PM (ptqGC)

84 Better far too late, than never.


What a relief that Sessions is gone.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at April 10, 2019 12:10 PM (LISuA)

85 The walls are closing in!

Posted by: kallisto at April 10, 2019 12:10 PM (AJwk0)

86 The Ecuadoran Embassy Suites said they'll leave the light on for him.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up A Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 10, 2019 12:10 PM (hLRSq)

Motel Seis

Posted by: Insomniac at April 10, 2019 12:10 PM (NWiLs)

87 The words "I'm happy" should come before "so long" in that last post of mine.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (ju9gW)

88 and so it begins

Posted by: that guy that always thinks it's beginning at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (+szSl)

89 83 Marie Harf is nervous. Just said "I just want to be clear.." before blathering away.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:10 PM (ptqGC)


Cute. But stupid. And annoying.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (zBaqJ)

90 Gonna need a lot more cell space.

I hear Gitmo has vacancies.

Posted by: Joe Mama at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (/H8v6)

91 Somebody say predicate?"

Depends on the subject.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (6qErC)

92 Maybe Gaylord can share a room with Julian Assange.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (z13UD)

93 FLT: 330 Twitter is having a meltdown over Barr investigating spying on the Trump campaign.

http://tinyurl.com/y4emtgaz

Posted by: redridinghood at April 10, 2019 11:54 AM

It struck me reading through that, and looking at some of those twitter threads, that Progs have not even a clue of how much it has *hurt* them to ban all conservative thought from Twitter - and I say that deliberately, it has not hurt us so much (we've lost a time wasting useless distraction) but it has destroyed them. They spew out their venom, and they can not even conceive of the idea that there's a huge amount of thought and evidence out there that completely opposes them. From a strategic perspective, they have willfully shut down all of their intelligence gathering capabilities in the real world, and they now only inhabit their fantasy world.

And that's why they will never see - not even be *able* to see - the Real World Consequences coming for them.

It's why Sun Tzu said "He who knows not himself, and does not know the enemy, will lose every battle."

That intelligence imbalance is becoming our greatest strategic advantage in this fight. We know everything they think, everything they believe, their strengths (if we're honest), and their weaknesses.

They no longer know anything at all about us, and not much about themselves, either.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (Kpl3J)

94
Not you, Jane. Harf.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (zBaqJ)

95 Marie Harf is spinning so hard she's going to end up in China.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (ptqGC)

96 I ME I I I I I I I ME, ETC... AD INIFINTUM


found carved into the wall of an old jail cell from the 21st century believed to be that of one Barack H. Obama!


Posted by: Barack Obama at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (FTPVM)

97 Marie Harf is getting pretty worked up

Posted by: redridinghood at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (RBOtF)

98 news Barr would be "getting his arms around" this yesterday,

Whatever happened to rounded up and shot while the inauguration happens on screen?

Posted by: DaveA at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (FhXTo)

99 >>In addition, Barr said that it was unusual that the target of an alleged foreign intelligence operation would not be informed of this in a defensive briefing. Obama's spying operation, of course, went out of its way to hide this from Trump and lied to him about it.





That was the whole point of going the FISA route: keep the warrant well hidden. Duh, Democrats!

Also: kept it hidden because they were doing in many months prior to getting a warrant.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (W+vEI)

100 Notice Barky has been pretty quiet on all of this. Wonder why?

He is touring Europe giving speeches and reminding Europeans how much they miss his grooviness.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 10, 2019 12:01 PM

And setting records for the number of I, Me, Myself in the process. Sorry for our little dustup the other night, It's all good but I wanted to clear the air.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 10, 2019 12:12 PM (+/tGa)

101 You commies shouldn't have pissed off Elton John.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 10, 2019 12:12 PM (1ISKN)

102 90 Gonna need a lot more cell space.

I hear Gitmo has vacancies.
Posted by: Joe Mama at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (/H8v6)


They deserve "Git Some..."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 10, 2019 12:12 PM (zBaqJ)

103
"It isn't enough to simply beat Trump. He must be destroyed thoroughly. His kind must not rise again."

- David Plouffe, ex-TFG advisor/fellator/Progressive on 6/16/16

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at April 10, 2019 12:12 PM (HaL55)

104 89 83 Marie Harf is nervous. Just said "I just want to be clear.." before blathering away.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:10 PM (ptqGC)


Cute. But stupid. And annoying.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (zBaqJ)

Ball gag.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 10, 2019 12:12 PM (RD7QR)

105 Marie Harf is getting pretty worked up

Posted by: redridinghood at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (RBOtF)


I love it. She's been so smug for so long.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:12 PM (ptqGC)

106 Republicans:

Pouncing
Seizing

And now.............

PURSUING

Posted by: ... at April 10, 2019 12:12 PM (SU1q6)

107 No. Do not get my hopes up. Do not tease me like this.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at April 10, 2019 12:12 PM (wCmLp)

108 85 The walls are closing in!

Posted by: kallisto at April 10, 2019 12:10 PM (AJwk0)


It's the end of the line!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 10, 2019 12:12 PM (mO09S)

109 They didn't spy....they surveiled.

Posted by: BignJames at April 10, 2019 12:12 PM (ykq7q)

110 97 Marie Harf is getting pretty worked up

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Are the bosoms heaving?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 10, 2019 12:13 PM (1ISKN)

111 >>Marie Harf is getting pretty worked up


Oh dear, that means her Obama contacts really want her to reinforce the narrative.
You can always tell when there's an Obama involvement/component of a story that needs to be diffused by Harf.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:13 PM (W+vEI)

112 The Ecuadoran Embassy Suites said they'll leave the light on for him.

Posted by: Mikey NTH

He should check out the Venezuelan Holiday Inn Express! Breakfast is free as long as the zoo is open...

Posted by: Boswell at April 10, 2019 12:13 PM (32YRo)

113 Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 10, 2019 12:12 PM (RD7QR)

Oh that poor rubber ball.

Posted by: ... at April 10, 2019 12:13 PM (SU1q6)

114 I was worried Barr would just be another Bush-era cuck that one of Trump's advisers conned him into appointing. But so far, he's been doing Sessions should have done from the beginning."

Never count out the guys who work quietly and consistently behind the scenes. On the other hand, always count out the showboats, except in a few rare instances.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 12:13 PM (Kpl3J)

115 HONK HONK

The investigation was into HOW to impeach Trump.

The why doesn't matter.

HONK HONK

Posted by: Clown World Investigation at April 10, 2019 12:13 PM (323tT)

116 41 Notice Barky has been pretty quiet on all of this. Wonder why?

He is touring Europe giving speeches and reminding Europeans how much they miss his grooviness.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Also, lining up someplace to stay in exile.


i thought everyone who is anyone was buying up mineshafts in new zealand.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 10, 2019 12:13 PM (sGtp+)

117 Forget Gitmo, dump them all into a Federal Super Max with all the rapists and murderers.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM (z13UD)

118 101 You commies shouldn't have pissed off Elton John.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 10, 2019 12:12 PM (1ISKN)

Attorney General Elton John is a bitch and he's better than you.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM (RD7QR)

119 Kind of like a plan.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:09 PM

Can we please not pretend that it was Snoozey Jeff's plan? Because I'm way past that delusion now.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM (ju9gW)

120 In light of revelations that this is moving closer and closer to Obama, the walls closing in you might say: What to make of his recent, pointless trip to Europe?

Just to give a speech? A bit odd, no?

But lots of room and time for private, off-record meetings

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM (TN1P5)

121
WTF DUDE? Seriously? When is it ever justified for an outgoing president to spy on a candidate?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 10, 2019 12:08 PM (5gcVT)


The qualifier is so there is no *legitimate* complaint that he is going in prejudiced and needs to be recused.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up A Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM (hLRSq)

122 Wow shaheen was completely speechless after he said he believed there was spying.


They did not expect that.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM (JUOKG)

123 and it looks like 2 of Trumps cabinet members were helping.

which ones?

Posted by: willow at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM (r/xAU)

124 I picked the wrong time to quit smoking weed.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM (/tuJf)

125 Burn. It. Down.

Unleash the Barraken.

Posted by: Master Kan at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM (0x00j)

126 NINE!

NINE!

NINE!

Posted by: Very late for yesterday's Herman Cain thread at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM (323tT)

127 If this ends with the Pod Save America ObamaBros going to jail, I might die from joygasm overload.

Posted by: El Kabong at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM (datdl)

128 1. Pay for fictional dossier.
1(a). Manufacture "suspicious meetings."
2. Use results to get FISA warrant.
3. Use all of the above as "insurance policy."
4. Hide it from the targets.
5. Yell "OBSTRUCTION!" when discovered.

This was an op from the beginning. Barr should prosecute every last person who participated.

However, the question remains "Why?" because there are only two conclusions:

The criminals are hiding something so enormous that it warranted this kind of recklessness OR...

They are just plain idiots.

Neither gives me comfort.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 10, 2019 12:15 PM (Boy/L)

129 Been following this on Conservative Treehouse and listening to our very own Jack Straw. Hubby and I have discussed many, many times what will happen to former President Obama. We agree, nothing. You cannot besmirch the legacy of the first black President. Won't happen. And if it's really ugly and I believe it is how much gets hidden so as not to embarass the US as a country?
I see low level Obama flunkies doing time, none of the big boys and girls.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at April 10, 2019 12:15 PM (N3JsI)

130 Sadly nothing will come of any of this. No way Urkel or Cankles get in trouble. Same goes for McCabe and Comey and Brennan. They will slap some low level apparatchiks and call it a day.

Posted by: Phil Hartmark F/K/A Truck Monkey at April 10, 2019 12:15 PM (flINI)

131 >>Attorney General Elton John is a bitch and he's better than you.


I'm just hoping he's not a candle in the wind.

Posted by: garrett at April 10, 2019 12:15 PM (WnDll)

132
I picked the wrong time to quit smoking weed.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM (/tuJf)


Ace probably has some shelving glue you can sniff.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:15 PM (ptqGC)

133 This sounds basically just like an internal investigation along the lines of what any new department head would do if their department was alleged to be a corrupt cesspoool ... but these things never go anywhere and this one in particular essentially proves that there will never be criminal charges brought against the not too bright cabal of wannabe Dem operatives.

You'll get a Friday night news dumped report a year or two from now pointing out some questionable stuff from FBI/DOJ types ... but wouldn't you know it, they've already been fired/resigned. All the remaining FBI/DOJ types are absolutely not hysterical ninnies eager to be duped by Clintonian propaganda.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at April 10, 2019 12:15 PM (hdzef)

134 Attorney General Elton John is a bitch and he's better than you.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM

It's the way that he talks and the things that he'll do.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 10, 2019 12:15 PM (ju9gW)

135 Marie Harf is slowly, but surely, developing a bit of cottage cheese in the gams.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 10, 2019 12:15 PM (XnuYA)

136 Prepare to beat some ass when the progs unleash their temper tantrum. Beat them into the mire of their blood, Balrog fashion.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at April 10, 2019 12:16 PM (FTPVM)

137 You commies shouldn't have pissed off Elton John.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 10, 2019 12:12 PM (1ISKN)



Attorney General Elton John is a bitch and he's better than you.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM (RD7QR)

Friday night's all right for fightin', get a little action in.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 10, 2019 12:16 PM (QLvwG)

138 Circa or, they couldn't believe someone not of the body should win?

Posted by: willow at April 10, 2019 12:16 PM (r/xAU)

139 I picked the wrong day to stop cramming Tide pods up my butt.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 10, 2019 12:16 PM (mO09S)

140 100 Notice Barky has been pretty quiet on all of this. Wonder why?

He is touring Europe giving speeches and reminding Europeans how much they miss his grooviness.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 10, 2019 12:01 PM

I think Magic Johnson just pulled an Obama. After thinking all he had to do to make the Lakers Great Again was to show up and let them share in the Glow of His Presence, Magic Johnson has suddenly walked off the job with no notice because "it wasn't fun anymore", leaving the entire Lakers Organization in total chaos.

Nice Job, Champ.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 12:16 PM (Kpl3J)

141 Forget Gitmo, dump them all into a Federal Super Max with all the rapists and murderers.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM

I'd love to see Brennan and Comey on take your cell bitch MS13 to workday. Never happen but a guy can dream.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 10, 2019 12:16 PM (+/tGa)

142 128>>>

I'm leaning towards idiots. Simply because these people have never had a need to hide anything before.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 10, 2019 12:16 PM (1ISKN)

143 And Ace has the best weed, just sayin'.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at April 10, 2019 12:17 PM (FTPVM)

144 135 Marie Harf is slowly, but surely, developing a bit of cottage cheese in the gams.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 10, 2019 12:15 PM (XnuYA)

I volunteer to massage that out for her. But really, there's got to be a ball gag. And a morning after.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 10, 2019 12:17 PM (RD7QR)

145 Finally!!

And let's be honest here, if a low level nobody like Jussie Smollet gets to walk away free as a bird, guilty as hell, along with Cankles and the Clinton Crime Family, how would anybody be able to prosecute Barky?

Posted by: Boots at April 10, 2019 12:17 PM (e9omi)

146 I'm firmly in the "nothing will happen" camp.

But this is a "green shoot" as the man who belongs in prison would say.

Please, please, let something happen.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 10, 2019 12:17 PM (5aX2M)

147 >>i thought everyone who is anyone was buying up mineshafts in new zealand.


Yep.
Comey was just over there, John Podesta before that (just days before the mosque shooting).
NZ is the place to flee of choice by Silicon Valley tech billionaires - they're building underground bunkers for themselves.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:17 PM (W+vEI)

148 It will be oppression if the Dems stand to suffer from legal action.

Taking years to run a Beria on the Trump admin, and hoot and clap on national TV about how people are "GOING TO JAIL!". Nothing wrong with that, but now that Dems are the targets, it's TYRANNY!

And if it's not that now, it will be.

Posted by: Kadath at April 10, 2019 12:17 PM (vDqXW)

149 135 Marie Harf is slowly, but surely, developing a bit of cottage cheese in the gams.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 10, 2019 12:15 PM (XnuYA)


Joe Boldfinger will rub his banana on it...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 10, 2019 12:17 PM (zBaqJ)

150 >>Ace has the best weed, just sayin'.


I would never get Ace high.

You would have to do a LOT of babysitting.

Posted by: garrett at April 10, 2019 12:17 PM (WnDll)

151 >>Can we please not pretend that it was Snoozey Jeff's plan? Because I'm way past that delusion now.

Sorry, far too many have been wrong about this for far too long to go along with that now. There are some still hanging onto the idea that Rosenstein is a bad guy.

Where do you think Barr is getting all the information about improper spying on the Trump campaign staring in the middle of the campaign, from blogs?

Barr just said today that he is collecting information from various ongoing investigations. Maybe we should see what those are because we weren't started by Barr in the last 7 weeks.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:18 PM (/tuJf)

152 As Avenged Sevefold, among others, as said: This means war

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 10, 2019 12:18 PM (bcbK8)

153 I picked the wrong time...

Posted by: Insomniac at April 10, 2019 12:18 PM (NWiLs)

154 Has Marie Harf finally shaved that peach fuzz off her face she carried around while working for Obama?

Posted by: literally serious at April 10, 2019 12:18 PM (SB5Q1)

155 Forget Gitmo, dump them all into a Federal Super Max with all the rapists and murderers.
Posted by: Anna Puma

Or wall off Compton and dump them in.

Posted by: Joe Mama at April 10, 2019 12:18 PM (/H8v6)

156 >>NZ is the place to flee of choice by Silicon Valley tech billionaires - they're building underground bunkers for themselves.


They better hope they get at least 24 hours notice before the shit hits the fan...not like NZ is right up the road.

Posted by: garrett at April 10, 2019 12:19 PM (WnDll)

157 Willow, the 'two Cabinet' members thing is very tenuous because it is McCabe saying that Rosenstein said that. And we know how much of a stinking liar McCabe is.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:19 PM (z13UD)

158 139 I picked the wrong day to stop cramming Tide pods up my butt.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 10, 2019 12:16 PM (mO09S)

I honestly think sniffing glue would be less...disturbing. Let's go with "disturbing."

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 10, 2019 12:19 PM (RD7QR)

159 Really surprised at Barr. Thought he was another swamp creature considering he was AG under Texan soy man of soyness Bush and was evidently best buddies with mueller.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 10, 2019 12:19 PM (P6i5Z)

160 Rush is now talking about the soon-to-be new/next talking point that has started (and will explode when all this is exposed by the IG report and FISA) - the MSM were "misled" and reported on the facts "as they recieved them." They were duped! They weren't intentionally lying, or propagandists or Dem operatives with bylines!

As Ace said before, "Then what good are you, then?"

Posted by: Joseph Dickerson at April 10, 2019 12:19 PM (LDV7V)

161 When is it ever justified for an outgoing president to spy on a candidate

***

Oh I don't know. Maybe if a candidate wasn't an American or had ties to known terrorists?

Posted by: Mr. Morton at April 10, 2019 12:19 PM (pGe/U)

162 Physics news flash. There is a new state of matter, "sources say," that allows atoms to be simultaneously solid and liquid.

And here was dumb ol' humanities me, thinking that solid liquid gas applied to moles and molecules, not atoms.


Anyway, we could vote for the new stuff being called "Harf."The Harf State.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 10, 2019 12:19 PM (8ZmvG)

163 "You're not suggesting, though, that spying occurred?" Shaheen asked.
Look, Ding Dong. Are you trying to bump Ocasio-Cortez from the top of the Hill of Stupid? Of course there was spying! This is no suggestion, hint, belief, or ponder. There was felonious, historic, Cabinet-level and higher spying on the Trump campaign and presidency. Maybe you should just sit the rest of this and any other hearings out.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 10, 2019 12:19 PM (6eEQ+)

164 Wouldn't it be funny if the one being frog-marched into Federal court ends up being our 44th President?

Posted by: Roy at April 10, 2019 12:19 PM (mnAmV)

165 You notice how this is happening now that Mueller's investigation is done and the report is in?



Kind of like a plan.

Posted by: JackStraw


I've noticed how none of this obtuse planning would've been necessary if the GOPe wasn't a useless pile of dogshit.

Posted by: It'sACatchPhraseBecauseIt'sTrue at April 10, 2019 12:19 PM (FhXTo)

166 Circa or, they couldn't believe someone not of the body should win?
Posted by: willow at April 10, 2019 12:16 PM (r/xAU)


Make me believe that would not have done this to Cruz or Paul and then we'll talk.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 10, 2019 12:19 PM (Boy/L)

167
Old Hotness: White hats and Black hats
New Hotness: Gray hats

Posted by: literally serious at April 10, 2019 12:20 PM (SB5Q1)

168 >>the 'two Cabinet' members


According to Ace, cabinets are just 'Fancy Shelves'.

Posted by: garrett at April 10, 2019 12:20 PM (WnDll)

169
If you strike at the king, you must kill the king...

They missed.

His turn.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 10, 2019 11:59 AM (AM1GF)








Never do an enemy a small injury.

-some 16th century Italian guy named Nicky

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 10, 2019 12:20 PM (veoSD)

170 Nixon won in the biggest landslide in history (against BigGov McGovern), so DeepState took him out (Felt at the FBI, the leaker, Woodward and Bernstein were just the conduit, like today's MFM)

"At the heart of Nixon's 'New American
Revolution' was the restoration of representative government, through
devolution of power to the states and a reorganization of the executive
branch."

American Greatness link from this morning.

http://tinyurl.com/y5l8fqfn

Posted by: illiniwek at April 10, 2019 12:20 PM (Cus5s)

171 >>If this ends with the Pod Save America ObamaBros going to jail, I might die from joygasm overload.



Would you be content with Ben Rhodes?
I think the POD guys were gone by the time Obama and team were spying bigly.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:20 PM (W+vEI)

172 149 135 Marie Harf is slowly, but surely, developing a bit of cottage cheese in the gams.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 10, 2019 12:15 PM (XnuYA)


Joe Boldfinger will rub his banana on it...
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 10, 2019 12:17 PM (zBaqJ)

Some girls are looking for no-strings banana rubbings

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 10, 2019 12:20 PM (bcbK8)

173 what gets me, is they were using cia inside country, fbi outside country and other countries intelligence were I believe also using our agencies like nsa.

so we don't just have our particular progressive groupies this was assisted by many many people.

so it goes back to elections in general in every country, and are only those approved of by ___? allowed to win. how long have they been using these types of services to boot primary challengers out.
remember we had our intelligence agencies, others and media assisting.

Posted by: willow at April 10, 2019 12:20 PM (r/xAU)

174
Yep.
Comey was just over there, John Podesta before that (just days before the mosque shooting).
NZ is the place to flee of choice by Silicon Valley tech billionaires - they're building underground bunkers for themselves.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:17 PM (W+vEI)

It's really quite stupid. Like fish in a barrel.

Posted by: Someguy at April 10, 2019 12:20 PM (oTYTN)

175 122
Wow shaheen was completely speechless after he said he believed there was spying.


They did not expect that.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 10, 2019 12:14 PM (JUOKG)

As a NH resident, I wish to apologize to you all. We really f*cked up electing her and Hassan. Mea Culpa.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 10, 2019 12:21 PM (jxbfJ)

176 Reap me.

Posted by: The Whirlwind at April 10, 2019 12:21 PM (+szSl)

177 I picked the wrong time to quit talking to myself

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 10, 2019 12:21 PM (pGe/U)

178 172
Some girls are looking for no-strings banana rubbings
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 10, 2019 12:20 PM (bcbK


"Quiero la noche!..."

- - Woody Allen's "Bananas"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 10, 2019 12:21 PM (zBaqJ)

179 >>In addition, Barr said that it was unusual that the target of an alleged
foreign intelligence operation would not be informed of this in a
defensive briefing. Obama's spying operation, of course, went out of its
way to hide this from Trump and lied to him about it.
Barr was later asked (Graham 2.0, IIRC) about Feinstein's Chinese spy on her staff and whether she was briefed. She looked like the lights were on and nobody was home. The staffer who was whispering in her ear seemed to have that oh shit look.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 10, 2019 12:22 PM (t6MX/)

180 I picked the wrong day to stop cramming Tide pods up my butt.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at April 10, 2019 12:16 PM (mO09S)


Want to earn some quick cash on the side?



Posted by: Diamond Smuggler's 'Uncle' at April 10, 2019 12:22 PM (QLvwG)

181 I don't think there are enough honest lawyers in the country to investigate this. You can't even staff up properly due to the dearth of decent people in government.

So as obvious as it is that Hillary was given a pass, and that a soft, pretextual coup attempt was initiated against Trump, I will be absolutely gobsmacked if anyone is ever held accountable. Whereas if it were Republicans who did this stuff they would already be in prison.

Posted by: Thatch at April 10, 2019 12:22 PM (x5+j3)

182 Circa, that's my thinking also.

They' Have To Win.

Posted by: willow at April 10, 2019 12:22 PM (r/xAU)

183
Sadly nothing will come of any of this. No way Urkel or Cankles get in
trouble. Same goes for McCabe and Comey and Brennan. They will slap
some low level apparatchiks and call it a day.


Posted by: Phil Hartmark F/K/A Truck Monkey at April 10, 2019 12:15 PM

---

hillary is like Mr. hilter, she never told anyone outside her inner circle to do anything nor signed off on anything so she can't get in trouble over this FISA mess. There is no trail to even investigate there to tie her to anything. Heck even the payoff to fusion GPS was laundered through a law firm. It was a professionally done black op.


And all of her minions have been given pretty much what amounts to blanket immunity from AG lynch during the email mess, so there is no on who will turn on her.


As far as the email stuff goes, the statute of limitations has already expired for that. 5 years for most non violent Federal crimes.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 10, 2019 12:22 PM (JUOKG)

184 I'm just hoping he's not a candle in the wind.

Posted by: garrett

He's no tiny dancer, though...

Posted by: Boswell at April 10, 2019 12:22 PM (32YRo)

185 154 Has Marie Harf finally shaved that peach fuzz off her face she carried around while working for Obama?
Posted by: literally serious at April 10, 2019 12:18 PM (SB5Q1)

No, she's still married to Josh Paul Lucas.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 10, 2019 12:22 PM (bcbK8)

186 It sure would be handy if part of that team included the team of prosecutors who have been working with Horowitz for the last couple years.

You know, to kind of speed things along.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:04 PM (/tuJf

-----

I guess Barr doesn't know about that team.

Posted by: MAGA at April 10, 2019 12:22 PM (yCdNd)

187 Jerry Nadler has already said that there is nothing there.

Posted by: SMOD at April 10, 2019 12:22 PM (QkjLD)

188 Snoozy Jeff cost us the House, and very nearly caved into the attempted coup. Thank heaven the country survived his time in office.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at April 10, 2019 12:22 PM (LISuA)

189 Who flips on who first?

Posted by: JT at April 10, 2019 12:22 PM (CXUGD)

190 There was news Barr would be "getting his arms around" this yesterday, but now comes word he's recruited investigators to look into the FBI and DOJ.

OK, Now your just teasing me...right ?!?!?


Posted by: Paladin at April 10, 2019 12:22 PM (KX5Wh)

191 I might turn on the TV to watch this hit the rotary oscillator.

Posted by: Gmac-Officialy a fossile-Now get offa my lawn at April 10, 2019 12:22 PM (qZdIZ)

192 If this builds to a joygasm, savor it.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (FTPVM)

193 >>Barr was later asked (Graham 2.0, IIRC) about Feinstein's Chinese spy on her staff and whether she was briefed. She looked like the lights were on and nobody was home. The staffer who was whispering in her ear seemed to have that oh shit look.


HA!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (W+vEI)

194 That thing you just did in my mouth--you're not actually claiming that's semen, are you?

Posted by: Jeanne Shaheen at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (hjaPQ)

195 I really don't know what predicate Barr could be thinking of that would justify spying on a presidential campaign.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (r+sAi)

196 Reap me.

Posted by: The Whirlwind

Get sowed first...

Posted by: Boswell at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (32YRo)

197 JackStraw, simple question since you seem to have all the answers: Why did Trump fire Sessions, if he was doing such a stellar job behind the scenes?

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (ju9gW)

198 92 Maybe Gaylord can share a room with Julian Assange.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (z13UD)

Want to blow this whole thing wide open?

Offer Assange immunity from US Prosecution for past crimes, if he comes forward with all that he knows about the leaks.

Posted by: Don Q at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (NgKpN)

199 Democrats "bristle" at the word "spy" used to describe Obama's/Brennan's/Clapper's/Comey's actions.

-
They'd prefer "Obama Watergated the Trump campaign" ?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (+y/Ru)

200
And fuck Jean Shaheen. One of her underlings was involved in the doxxing of Kavanaugh supporters.

Cunt.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (zBaqJ)

201 Looking at that picture of Nadler the Nadless, he ate the evidence along with a whole Chinese buffet.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (z13UD)

202 >> I might turn on the TV to watch this hit the rotary oscillator


'Are you boys roughhousing up there!?'

"No Ma'am"

'Are you building an Interrocitor!?'

Posted by: garrett at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (WnDll)

203 I will bet a Daniel Webster SEEGAR that Tillerson was one of the two in the Cabinet.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (Boy/L)

204 The October surprise may come early and could be Obama's/Brennan's/Clapper's/Comey's dicks in their own asses, with Trump standing nearby smiling.

Posted by: Roy at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (mnAmV)

205 Any John Huber sightings? No? Huh. This is my shocked face.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (LISuA)

206 Chuck Ross notes that Democrats "bristle" at the word "spy" used to describe Obama's/Brennan's/Clapper's/Comey's actions.


Oh noes, we can't have bristling. Treason, yes, but not bristling.

Posted by: pep at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (wW03z)

207 NZ is the place to flee of choice by Silicon Valley tech billionaires - they're building underground bunkers for themselves.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:17 PM (W+vEI)


Also, my Dem congressman, Peter DeFazio, who has been in congress since the 80s, has a retirement home all set up in NZ and ready to go. So when the policies he has been implementing for the past 40 years destroy the U.S., he'll be able to make a soft landing, safe and sound, overseas.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (mO09S)

208 Feinstein should just prove that she isn't a Chinese asset

Posted by: SMOD at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (QkjLD)

209 Except for the matter of weaponizing the intelligence community and DOJ and FBI to spy on a rival campaign in a move that makes Watergate look like a college lark.

Barky shot way past Watergate levels of malfeasance back in the 2008 campaign - many times over. He should have been kicked out of the campaign after that totally illegal, un-Constitutional and un-American foreign campaign tour to address foreigners paid for, in part, by fuzzy foreign governments. That should have been it.

And he should have been thrown in jail for giving money to OHIO ACORN (while it was criminally charged) and lying about it ("lighting expenses" .. about $1 million) ... and turning off the AVS on credit card transactions on his campaign web site, thereby breaking every legal and every un-Constitutional campaign finance law that has ever been ...



Yeah ... Barky blew past Watergate long before he ever even slimed into the Oval Office.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (N3Mch)

210 Although it hurts our pride, we should let Obama go, primarily because he is now an old washed up has been who will never hold any political office again - he's done. And neither will his wife, and neither will Valerie "Rasputin" Jarrod. Their day is done, as progs who counted on them to lead the "resistance" are finding out.
So there's no good sense in wasting valuable ammunition and resources on them.

Who we DO need to take out are the threats to the future - AOC, and Omar, and Beto, and all of the Deep State Operatives still in the Bureaucracy, and especially the Judiciary. THOSE are the people who threaten our future, THOSE are where we have to focus all of our attention.

No one, and no organization, ever has the resources or time to go after every target. So evaluate your greatest *actual* current threats, and focus your attention there. And keep your eyes on the future, and where you're headed, and not on the past and where you've been.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (Kpl3J)

211 >>I've noticed how none of this obtuse planning would've been necessary if the GOPe wasn't a useless pile of dogshit.

Yes it would. In case it hasn't dawned on you there was a sophisticated spying plan against the Trump campaign going on for over a year before the election using the FBI, DOJ, CIA, State Department, foreign spies, etc.. It was never going to be stopped just because a couple bloggers said so and it sure as shit put Trump in political peril that had to be worked out of with an equally sophisticated plan.

What Mueller has done is exonerate Trump from collusion. A few deadeners are still hanging on but the game is over and now the payback is coming. Payback that is coming from information that was quietly collected over the last 2 years.

Shocking as it may sound there are some good guys that are every bit as smart as the people who tried to take Trump down and now its there turn.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (/tuJf)

212 Best. Year. EVAH!!

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (fF3XF)

213
Rush is now talking about the soon-to-be new/next talking point that has started (and will explode when all this is exposed by the IG report and FISA) - the MSM were "misled" and reported on the facts "as they recieved them." They were duped! They weren't intentionally lying, or propagandists or Dem operatives with bylines!


Y'know, lying there, supine, with your legs spread and panties pulled down around your ankles is usually construed as doing the opposite of investigative journalism. But you sure loved it so, urinalists.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 10, 2019 12:25 PM (pNxlR)

214 >>Who flips on who first?

Susan Rice?

*For the WH crew; seems certain several in the FBI and DoJ have already flipped.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:25 PM (W+vEI)

215 212 Best. Year. EVAH!!
Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (fF3XF)


Early night, dude...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 10, 2019 12:25 PM (zBaqJ)

216 Btw

This would be a great time to revisit the video where Obama is publicly making fun of Trump running at whatever dinner they were at. You just know Trump is going to be laughing harder

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 10, 2019 12:25 PM (pGe/U)

217 There was news Barr would be "getting his arms around" this yesterday, but now comes word he's recruited investigators to look into the FBI and DOJ.

-
Fear and loathing in D.C. tonight.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 10, 2019 12:25 PM (+y/Ru)

218 >> has a retirement home all set up in NA


North Antarctica?

Posted by: garrett at April 10, 2019 12:25 PM (WnDll)

219 Who flips on who first?

Susan Rice?


Remember that extremely weird email to herself?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 10, 2019 12:26 PM (Boy/L)

220 192 If this builds to a joygasm, savor it.
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (FTPVM)

Is this like drinking a gallon of water and holding the pee in until you are about to die and then pee?

Posted by: cultured white women in the big cities at April 10, 2019 12:26 PM (SB5Q1)

221 Pop, nice comment, I had forgotten some of that.

Posted by: willow at April 10, 2019 12:26 PM (r/xAU)

222 Anyone check to see if Tater is curled up in a corner crying on his donuts?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:26 PM (z13UD)

223 219 Who flips on who first?

Susan Rice?

Remember that extremely weird email to herself?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 10, 2019 12:26 PM (Boy/L)



I understand her son is a conservative. Go Fund Me to pay him to copy all her hard drives.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 10, 2019 12:26 PM (zBaqJ)

224 160 Rush is now talking about the soon-to-be new/next talking point that has started (and will explode when all this is exposed by the IG report and FISA) - the MSM were "misled" and reported on the facts "as they recieved them." They were duped! They weren't intentionally lying, or propagandists or Dem operatives with bylines!
As Ace said before, "Then what good are you, then?"
Posted by: Joseph Dickerson at April 10, 2019 12:19 PM (LDV7V)


The MSM is in a bad spot. They're either Dem shills or incompetent. There are no other choices. So it sounds like they're going with incompetent.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 10, 2019 12:26 PM (mO09S)

225 Did any of the Communist Senators ask AG Barr why Robert Mueller is being detained in Guantanamo Bay?


"Miss me yet?" -- Jeff Sessions

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 10, 2019 12:26 PM (deZ8I)

226 210 Although it hurts our pride, we should let Obama go, primarily because he is now an old washed up has been who will never hold any political office again - he's done.



Sure, let's give the one at the root of all this a pass. That'll teach future presidents not to do such things.

Posted by: pep at April 10, 2019 12:27 PM (wW03z)

227 You notice how this is happening now that Mueller's investigation is done and the report is in?



Kind of like a plan.

Posted by: JackStraw

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Somebody should've told Trump about that plan, Sessions might still be AG.

Posted by: MAGA at April 10, 2019 12:27 PM (yCdNd)

228
[W]e should let Obama go, primarily because he is now an old washed up has been who will never hold any political office again - he's done. And neither will his wife, and neither will Valerie "Rasputin" Jarret. Their day is done, as progs who counted on them to lead the "resistance" are finding out.


Resisting is hard work - who needs that shit?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 10, 2019 12:27 PM (pNxlR)

229 210 Although it hurts our pride, we should let Obama go, primarily because he is now an old washed up has been who will never hold any political office again - he's done.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (Kpl3J)


Trump should pardon him, prospectively, under the basic political realization that putting Bronco in an orange jump suit would tear the country apart.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 10, 2019 12:27 PM (t6MX/)

230 Are you saying that Dr. Duran's Orgasmatron has nothing on the Trumpening?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:27 PM (z13UD)

231 Adam Lovinger, a 12-year strategist in the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment, complained to his bosses about [Stefan] Halper contracts in the fall of 2016, his attorney, Sean M. Bigley, told The Washington Times.

On May 1, 2017, his superiors yanked his security clearance and relegated him to clerical chores.

Posted by: SMOD at April 10, 2019 12:27 PM (QkjLD)

232 Krebs, interesting the servers of disinformation knew exactly who to call on .

Posted by: willow at April 10, 2019 12:27 PM (r/xAU)

233 By the way, any news organization that allows Briant Stelter to work for them is, by definition, incompetent.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 10, 2019 12:27 PM (mO09S)

234 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:28 PM (IXZGh)

235 So why did hero Rosenstein sign off on at least one FISA warrant?

Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:28 PM (BXMxN)

236 Diogenes: "AS mentioned before...once the Dems realized how
badly they have screwed up, look for some big thing to happen somewhere
that the media ABSOLUTELY MUST cover and this disappears off the news."

It's high time Trump invades Venezuela so we can complain about his blood for oil!

Posted by: MFM, Hollywood, and DNC Complex, BIRM at April 10, 2019 12:28 PM (6eEQ+)

237 Rush is now talking about the soon-to-be new/next talking point that has started (and will explode when all this is exposed by the IG report and FISA) - the MSM were "misled" and reported on the facts "as they recieved them." They were duped! They weren't intentionally lying, or propagandists or Dem operatives with bylines!



Brennan already gave that one a test drive.

Posted by: pep at April 10, 2019 12:28 PM (wW03z)

238 How long until "The View" admits the Obama Administration wasn't "scandal free" ?

Posted by: SMOD at April 10, 2019 12:28 PM (QkjLD)

239 207 NZ is the place to flee of choice by Silicon Valley tech billionaires - they're building underground bunkers for themselves.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:17 PM (W+vEI)

Also, my Dem congressman, Peter DeFazio, who has been in congress since the 80s, has a retirement home all set up in NZ and ready to go. So when the policies he has been implementing for the past 40 years destroy the U.S., he'll be able to make a soft landing, safe and sound, overseas.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (mO09S)

They all plan on fleeing to NZ, and NZ will become a non extradition country shortly before the exodus. The table has been set for this and dinner is about to be served.

Posted by: literally serious at April 10, 2019 12:28 PM (SB5Q1)

240
I'm leaning towards idiots. Simply because these people have never had a need to hide anything before.

This is the sad and wholly predictable goal of the satanic lust to control others. It's so far beyond the most perverse secksual fetish you've ever heard of, that normal people cannot grasp its allure to certain types of people. It's worse that any addiction to any substance. As we're slowly seeing, it's a mental illness. Those in its thrall are willfully blind to reality and do not care who is harmed by their lust.

They are literally animals with no soul who would very easily kill you if you got in their way. They never stop to think for one nanosecond how they would feel if the situations was reversed and someone else tried to control their life. This is some deadly serious shit, people, and it will kill us if we allow it to continue in any form. History is filled with the bodies of the victims of this crime against humanity, by the hundreds of millions.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at April 10, 2019 12:28 PM (HaL55)

241 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (Kpl3J)

Excellent points, all. Frankly I'd be ok if we ignored the pols (I think Sandy O and Beta O'Tool will do enough damage to themselves) and burned the bureaucracy (and their media enablers) to the ground.

Without the Deep Staters backing them up and leaking like sieves to an only to willing cadre of propagandists, the pols have no real power to do much of anything.

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 12:29 PM (fF3XF)

242 After today's hearing, Shaheen and Feinstein are neck and neck for the Dumbest Bint of the Day award.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at April 10, 2019 12:29 PM (hjaPQ)

243 I really don't know what predicate Barr could be thinking of that would justify spying on a presidential campaign.





Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM

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He used that word on purpose. He used it because the democrats are going to scream that he recuse himself form the investigation because he is prejudiced.


By using that word he can legitimately refuse to recuse himself.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 10, 2019 12:29 PM (JUOKG)

244 If the Democrats don't start paying for their crimes, this will never stop, our republic will die and we'll all be slaves to the machine.

C'mon Trump. Start busting skulls and PUTTING THEM IN PRISON.

Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:29 PM (IXZGh)

245 200


And fuck Jean Shaheen. One of her underlings was involved in the doxxing of Kavanaugh supporters.



Cunt.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (zBaqJ)

It was Hassan, not Shaheen. And there were two staffers of Hassan involved.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 10, 2019 12:29 PM (jxbfJ)

246
So why did hero Rosenstein sign off on at least one FISA warrant?

Almost like it was part of a plan...

Posted by: Huck Follywood at April 10, 2019 12:29 PM (LISuA)

247 It struck me reading through that, and looking at some of those twitter threads, that Progs have not even a clue of how much it has *hurt* them to ban all conservative thought from Twitter - and I say that deliberately, it has not hurt us so much (we've lost a time wasting useless distraction) but it has destroyed them. They spew out their venom, and they can not even conceive of the idea that there's a huge amount of thought and evidence out there that completely opposes them. From a strategic perspective, they have willfully shut down all of their intelligence gathering capabilities in the real world, and they now only inhabit their fantasy world.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 12:11 PM (Kpl3J)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Absolutely. Living in their little progressive bubble, never presented with anything but cheering for their bubble headed ideas, their already tiny brains have atrophied to the point they can't even make a cogent argument in support of anything, let alone in opposition to any conservative idea. They're a laughingstock.

Posted by: deadrody at April 10, 2019 12:29 PM (svv54)

248 237 Rush is now talking about the soon-to-be new/next talking point that has started (and will explode when all this is exposed by the IG report and FISA) - the MSM were "misled" and reported on the facts "as they recieved them." They were duped! They weren't intentionally lying, or propagandists or Dem operatives with bylines!



Brennan already gave that one a test drive.
Posted by: pep at April 10, 2019 12:28 PM (wW03z)

He needs to test drive a rusty pike up his ass.

#MakeImpalementGreatAgain

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 10, 2019 12:29 PM (bcbK8)

249 By the way, any news organization that allows Briant Stelter to work for them is, by definition, incompetent.

CNN quit being a news organization when they turned Headline News into whatever that HLN crapfest is supposed to be.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 10, 2019 12:29 PM (Boy/L)

250 there are promising signs from Barr, that DeepState has got his attention by going way overboard on their bureaucratic intrusion. But it is yet to be seen if he is willing to prosecute to the degree most of us feel is necessary.


Barr is "one of them" on many levels, so "looking into it" may be to minimize the damage .. to the bureaucrats. It does seem he stopped the Mueller inquisition, and while I have some hope, we have yet to see the hammer come down hard where it belongs.


But yes, it is big that the Mueller sword can't swing freely now, on obstruction or persecution of whistle blowers. tick tock ... #2Weeks ... we still wait ... patiently (slow crescendo of drumming fingers).

Posted by: illiniwek at April 10, 2019 12:29 PM (Cus5s)

251 Are you saying that Dr. Duran's Orgasmatron has nothing on the Trumpening?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:27 PM

I prefer Choder Boy's Orgazmo ray myself.
And his hamster style.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 10, 2019 12:29 PM (ju9gW)

252 189 Who flips on who first?

Posted by: JT at April 10, 2019 12:22 PM (CXUGD)


Brennan on Comey, because lying weasel.


-or-

McCabe on Comey, because lying weasel.


-or-

Comey on McCabe or Brennan or Ohr or his beautiful wife, because lying weasel.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 10, 2019 12:29 PM (t6MX/)

253 I find that I like having a dozen donuts stuffed up my ass.

Posted by: Brian Stelter at April 10, 2019 12:29 PM (FTPVM)

254 >>JackStraw, simple question since you seem to have all the answers: Why did Trump fire Sessions, if he was doing such a stellar job behind the scenes?

Why does Trump fire everyone? He hires people to perform a task and when that task is done he moves on to the next person for the next phase.

Trump has fired more cabinet members in his first two years, 11, than the previous 10 or so presidents combined. He's a businessman and the guy who built a TV show around the phrase "You're Fired". He fires people.

I'm sure he was frustrated with Sessions because of the recusal. He was frustrated over his DHS Sect'y because she was hamstrung by Congress. I don't have to agree with everything Trump does, it's ok to disagree with him on issues. But the idea that the first Senator to endorse him, the guy who also had a counterintelligence investigation on him for Russia collusion by McCabe, was trying to sell Trump out has always been stupid.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:30 PM (/tuJf)

255 It pays to remember that although there will likely be zero real life repercussions for individual Swamp creatures, this is EVERY bit as much political campaign theater as what the Demunists did for the last two years. Except Trump's button is bigger and his works.

Don't sweat it if no one gets punished. No one of consequence on that side ever fucking does. There is always time for a reckoning, even if it's at God's speed.

Losing the next election will be a dastardly punishment to their whole movement. Not to mention a potential saving of a little thing called the entire western world. Trump knows it, and he knows how to win. Keep your eyes on the prize.

Posted by: ... at April 10, 2019 12:30 PM (SU1q6)

256 that the investigation into President Donald Trump and possible collusion with Russia was tainted at the start by anti-Trump bias in the FBI and Justice Department.

YA THINK?

Posted by: t-bird at April 10, 2019 12:30 PM (f6lTY)

257

Trump should pardon him, prospectively, under the basic political realization that putting Bronco in an orange jump suit would tear the country apart.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 10, 2019 12:27 PM (t6MX/)

Kicking off the civil war with a Republican in office has a lot of upside.

Posted by: Someguy at April 10, 2019 12:30 PM (oTYTN)

258 The criminals are hiding something so enormous that it warranted this kind of recklessness
----
Can't get much bigger than the sitting President directing spying on the rival party to help his preferred successor.

Bread crumb: From his business days, Trump is rumored to have a second-to-none intelligence gathering service.
Another: How did Trump know to keep his Twitter operations in San Antonio secret? His real-time market research. And was able to?
Another: Remember Trump setting a meeting himself, knowing it would be leaked?
Another: Their best efforts to plant a spy or a Russian in his campaign were told to pound sand

The Dems biggest weakness is they always think they hold all the cards

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 10, 2019 12:30 PM (TN1P5)

259 Although it hurts our pride, we should let Obama go, primarily because he is now an old washed up has been who will never hold any political office again - he's done.


Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (Kpl3J)


He deserves to be jailed. He deserves to be jailed more than pretty much any other person in American history.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 10, 2019 12:31 PM (N3Mch)

260 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (Kpl3J)

I have to disagree.

Americans faith in the Justice system has taken a HUGE hit in the past few years, as this Kabuki theatre has played out.

Justice must be about what people did in the past, not what they may do in the future.

If everyone involved gets away with it? Faith in the system will erode further, and when the average American no longer believes the system has any validity, they will stop cooperating with it, AND, some will begin to actively oppose it.

That leads to societal breakdown.

Posted by: Don Q at April 10, 2019 12:31 PM (NgKpN)

261 And I hope each one of them is a rabid anti-Obama, anti-Hillary cheating
partisan sonofabitch. Because that's the way this game is played,
right Mueller?

Recruit them from Ace of Spades HQ! Please!

Posted by: Paladin at April 10, 2019 12:31 PM (KX5Wh)

262 I really don't know what predicate Barr could be thinking of that would justify spying on a presidential campaign.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (r+sAi)


Think of it more as saying that he is not prejudging the case before the investigation. Unless you want actually justified complaints of prejudice and a need for Barr to recuse himself?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up A Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 10, 2019 12:31 PM (hLRSq)

263 207 NZ is the place to flee of choice by Silicon Valley tech billionaires - they're building underground bunkers for themselves.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:17 PM (W+vEI)

(checks the numbers of New Zealand's nuclear arsenal)
(checks the numbers of OUR nuclear arsenal)
(smiles)

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 12:31 PM (fF3XF)

264 They all plan on fleeing to NZ, and NZ will become a non extradition country shortly before the exodus. The table has been set for this and dinner is about to be served.



That may explain why they are disarming the NZ natives.

Posted by: The Whirlwind at April 10, 2019 12:31 PM (+szSl)

265
232 Krebs, interesting the servers of disinformation knew exactly who to call on .
Posted by: willow at April 10, 2019 12:27 PM (r/xAU)


Might they have been - dare I say it - colluding?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 10, 2019 12:31 PM (pNxlR)

266 Obama doesn't look healthy.

Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:31 PM (BXMxN)

267 *pauses*

Make Lefty heads really explode. Trump puts Gaylord on the Travel Ban list.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:32 PM (z13UD)

268 237 Rush is now talking about the soon-to-be new/next talking point that has started (and will explode when all this is exposed by the IG report and FISA) - the MSM were "misled" and reported on the facts "as they recieved them." They were duped! They weren't intentionally lying, or propagandists or Dem operatives with bylines!


SO, then the MSM is as useless as their useless sources

Posted by: SMOD at April 10, 2019 12:32 PM (QkjLD)

269 ... putting Bronco in an orange jump suit would tear the country apart.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner

That ship has sailed.

Posted by: Joe Mama at April 10, 2019 12:32 PM (/H8v6)

270 >>Although it hurts our pride, we should let Obama go, primarily because he is now an old washed up has been who will never hold any political office again - he's done. And neither will his wife, and neither will Valerie "Rasputin" Jarrod. Their day is done, as progs who counted on them to lead the "resistance" are finding out.


Apart from the point that he MUST be prosecuted or this will surely happen again, Obama is still VERY involved in DC.

Unlike past presidents he has set up his home base with Valerie Jarrett just miles from the WH. He holds quiet meetings with DC people - Congressmen, media, lobbyists - all the time. It was just a few weeks ago the Democrat House freshman were loaded up onto a bus and taken to Obama's house for a pep and strategy talk.

Tell me he's not actively fighting to oust Trump even today via his colleagues who are still in office and other influential positions in federal government, media, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:32 PM (W+vEI)

271 I just feel like reposting this Far Side cartoon of Brian Stelter's after school job:

https://tinyurl.com/y2bedfo2

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:32 PM (ptqGC)

272 Cunt.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (zBaqJ)


I still think cunt should have an umlaut in it so it sounds like cooont!!! MUCH more sophisticated.

Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:32 PM (IXZGh)

273 Justice moves slow, but, like a piece of clothing caught in the grindstone, if it gets a grip you are mucked.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at April 10, 2019 12:32 PM (FTPVM)

274 Former occupant of Government Housing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., DC is a goner. His dreams of being leader of the resistance, sitting in a root cellar with Sten and fellow Maquis is over. He should just seek asylum in Europe, maybe renting a room from Roman Polanski.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 10, 2019 12:32 PM (XnuYA)

275 He deserves to be jailed. He deserves to be jailed more than pretty much any other person in American history.



Yep. Let Justice be done though the Heavens fall.

Posted by: The Whirlwind at April 10, 2019 12:32 PM (+szSl)

276 dammit

Posted by: Grump928(C) Of Girth at April 10, 2019 12:32 PM (+szSl)

277 The important thing to remember as all of these events unfold is the following...

They (broadly defined) never, ever, ever, thought Felonious would lose.

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 12:33 PM (fF3XF)

278 Although it hurts our pride, we should let Obama go

***

No. This is foolishness. Former presidents have influence, and Obama has formed organizations to amplify his, to select and train and -importantly in a Chicago context- send candidate politicians out to the world. He should be ruined.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 10, 2019 12:33 PM (pGe/U)

279 272 Cunt.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 10, 2019 12:23 PM (zBaqJ)

I still think cunt should have an umlaut in it so it sounds like cooont!!! MUCH more sophisticated.
Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:32 PM (IXZGh)


CVNT.

SPQR

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 10, 2019 12:33 PM (zBaqJ)

280 Yes it would. In case it hasn't dawned on you there was a sophisticated spying plan against the Trump campaign going on for over a year before the election using the FBI, DOJ, CIA, State Department, foreign spies, etc.. It was never going to be stopped just because a couple bloggers said so and it sure as shit put Trump in political peril that had to be worked out of with an equally sophisticated plan.



Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (/tuJf)


This was mostly possible because Barky and his junta had been allowed to get away with breaking the law and carrying out acts against America almost constantly since he slimed in - and before - without anyone suffering any consequences, at all, ... not even slaps on the wrists.

The GOP never even tried to hold anyone accountable for their criminal acts in the Barky junta. Never. No one.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 10, 2019 12:33 PM (N3Mch)

281 They may be able to disarm the citizens of guns but the Maori are a different matter. Be so funny if all these Western, 90% white, Liberals get Mau-Mau'd by the Maori.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:33 PM (z13UD)

282 Any truth to the rumor John abu-Brennana owns a white Bronco?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at April 10, 2019 12:33 PM (LISuA)

283 I find that I like having a dozen donuts stuffed up my ass.
Posted by: Brian Stelter at April 10, 2019 12:29 PM

Well, diamonds are a girls best friend Bri.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 10, 2019 12:33 PM (+/tGa)

284
The Dems and Deep State and Media are either going to have to kill Hitler-Trump or deal with their culpability in the coup.
Cause Trump ain't quittin. Trumps MO has always been that he will give you a harder punch back than you gave him to start a fight. Trump's not stopping till there is a trial of the seditionists and traitors.
That 'coup' word is powerful stuff from any POTUS--and
Trump used the term 'coup' today--according to Limbaugh. .

Posted by: Voter theater. at April 10, 2019 12:33 PM (V3+xj)

285 Kicking off the civil war with a Republican in office has a lot of upside.


Posted by: Someguy at April 10, 2019 12:30 PM (oTYTN)

If it be pre-ordained, sure. If not, you're whistling past literal graveyards.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 10, 2019 12:33 PM (t6MX/)

286 Marie Harf is now fired up about globull warming.


I believe that's what's called a "pivot."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:33 PM (ptqGC)

287 197: 45 dimensional chess, don'tcha know? And Saint Rosenstein renewed the FISA app, just to throw the bloodhounds off the track. They dragged this out to give the dems the House, just to sort of cover their sneaky tracks.

Posted by: Snoreregard forevah! at April 10, 2019 12:33 PM (U7k5w)

288 what kind of reception did obama get in germany?

and who is on the hook for his travel expenses these days?

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 10, 2019 12:34 PM (d7Ww2)

289 235 So why did hero Rosenstein sign off on at least one FISA warrant?
Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:28 PM (BXMxN)


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Because LITERALLY nobody read them. Two FBI guys wrote it, then it was rubber stamped up the chain until it got to a FISA judge. Whether or not he actually read it is an open question. After that, I doubt anyone read another word of it as it was renewed for a year.

Posted by: deadrody at April 10, 2019 12:34 PM (svv54)

290 Balls said the king...Oh wait...


Posted by: Moochelle O. at April 10, 2019 12:34 PM (xqfqx)

291 237 Rush is now talking about the soon-to-be new/next talking point that has started (and will explode when all this is exposed by the IG report and FISA) - the MSM were "misled" and reported on the facts "as they recieved them." They were duped! They weren't intentionally lying, or propagandists or Dem operatives with bylines!


SO, they are saying that FoxNews has better sources

Posted by: SMOD at April 10, 2019 12:34 PM (QkjLD)

292 I'm sure it's been said in the comments already.. but this means NOTHING if there are no indictments. Also, I don't mean little people... there needs to be real prosecutions of swamp creatures, not just middle management who keep their fat pensions.

Posted by: Inogame at April 10, 2019 12:34 PM (ySZHT)

293 So, some people did something. Big deal.

Posted by: Ilhan Omar (D-Jihadi) at April 10, 2019 12:34 PM (JoUsr)

294 If McCain hadn't been one of the main coup'ers the whole thing would've vanished back into HRC's DTs where it came from.

Posted by: It'sACatchPhraseBecauseIt'sTrue at April 10, 2019 12:34 PM (FhXTo)

295 Rush is now talking about the soon-to-be new/next talking point that has started (and will explode when all this is exposed by the IG report and FISA) - the MSM were "misled" and reported on the facts "as they recieved them."

Skepticism (n.): doubt as to the truth of something.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 10, 2019 12:34 PM (Boy/L)

296 I would really love to believe that this is the beginning of the worm turning and the conspirators and coupsters being taken down, but my trust and faith in justice at the highest levels is utterly gone.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 10, 2019 12:35 PM (39g3+)

297

Although it hurts our pride, we should let Obama go, primarily because
he is now an old washed up has been who will never hold any political
office again - he's done. And neither will his wife, and neither will
Valerie "Rasputin" Jarrod. Their day is done, as progs who counted on
them to lead the "resistance" are finding out.

So there's no good sense in wasting valuable ammunition and resources on them.


While I sorta get your point, that would just prove to the world and to the rest of America that we no longer have an impartial, honest legal system, we now have a two-tiered system where the worst criminals are allowed to break any law they wish and get away with it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at April 10, 2019 12:35 PM (HaL55)

298 >>So why did hero Rosenstein sign off on at least one FISA warrant?

Why is he still at the DOJ at Barr's request helping with the Mueller report and other tasks after he submitted his retirement papers?

Go back and look at the 3 weeks in May 2017 after he was sworn in and look at what happened. Look at what he did to McCabe. Why did he not only write the justification for firing Comey, take the Trump counterintelligence investigation away from McCabe but also speed up the firing of McCabe against DOJ policy to insure he wouldn't get his pension?

And then go look at the video of Rosenstein answering that question to Jim Jordan before Congress. That should answer your question.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:35 PM (/tuJf)

299 Pete Hegseth is having none of Marie's blathering about climate change being our greatest threat.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:35 PM (ptqGC)

300 JackStraw, what if I told you that Sessions was one of the cabinet members willing to pull the 25th Amendment on Trump. Would THAT make you reevaluate his time as AG?

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 10, 2019 12:35 PM (ju9gW)

301 WTF DUDE? Seriously? When is it ever justified for an outgoing president to spy on a candidate?

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No controlling legal authority!

Posted by: ManBearPig at April 10, 2019 12:35 PM (+y/Ru)

302 The guy literally set up a shadow WH with his former chief of staff in residence to orchestrate the "resistance".

Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:35 PM (BXMxN)

303 Meanwhile, Joe Biden's getting his arms around random prepubescent girls.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 10, 2019 12:35 PM (NWiLs)

304 Rush was just talking about this.

Holy Cow!

Treason, sedition, and that's just for starters in this smorgasbord of criminality.

These people need to go to jail, pensions need to be revoked, and the leaders if found guilty need to hang or face the firing squad or whatever as required by law.

Permanent exile to a 3rd world shit hole might also satisfy.

The Democrats are complete scumbags.

Sad.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 10, 2019 12:35 PM (CRRq9)

305 278 Although it hurts our pride, we should let Obama go

Why? Nixon fucked up but what he did I think might pale in comparison to weaponizing the FBI, DOG and IRS. He is my enemy and I would give him no quarter. Fuck that.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 10, 2019 12:36 PM (+/tGa)

306 Sheesh - love the spin of all of these at Bezos' Blog

Not that Clapper is a lying sack of shit who has been caught in multiple contradictions and changed his story at least 4-times. No no - it's AG Barr is aligning with Drumpf's talking points.

Burn
Scatter
Salt

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 12:36 PM (fF3XF)

307 242 After today's hearing, Shaheen and Feinstein are neck and neck for the Dumbest Bint of the Day award.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at April 10, 2019 12:29 PM (hjaPQ)

Feinstein had a Chinese spy on her staff for TWENTY YEARS. She's either epically stupid, insanely treasonous, or a combination of both. And she's perfect for Cali. Which is why I'm depressed about the future of the Republic.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 10, 2019 12:36 PM (RD7QR)

308 303 Meanwhile, Joe Biden's getting his arms around random prepubescent girls.
Posted by: Insomniac


so judgemental.......he's just trying to get folks to warm up to him. he's not pervy, not at all...

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 10, 2019 12:36 PM (d7Ww2)

309 By the time Trump and Barr finish laying out the ACTUAL facts surrounding the 2016 election, the Democrat-Communists are going to be very, very sorry they invented and wasted two years on the Bogus Collusion Narrative. Their umpteen Presidential contenders will soon realize that they are competing to be the 2020 Sacrificial Clown.

Posted by: Deep Burnt State at April 10, 2019 12:37 PM (4Eo4+)

310 Also, I don't mean little people... there needs to be real prosecutions of swamp creatures, not just middle management who keep their fat pensions.

I'm okay if they start with the little people, and work their way up the chain, like how the mafia was broken.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 10, 2019 12:37 PM (39g3+)

311 303 Meanwhile, Joe Biden's getting his arms around random prepubescent girls.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 10, 2019 12:35 PM (NWiLs)

He's just giving them encouragement! Well, and preparing them for decades of therapy.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 10, 2019 12:37 PM (RD7QR)

312 "I'm trying to get my arms around it," said Barr

Oh, I've already got my arms around it, just like General Sessions asked.

With every crime, it's important to let an Inspector General chew it over for a couple of years before anyone even thinks about using things like grand jury testimony, subpoenas and search warrants to collect and preserve evidence.

In the meantime, I've been putting my arms around the matter and hugging it and caressing it and keeping it comfortable while Doctors Rosenstein and Wray hold a pillow to its face.

Posted by: US Attorney John Huber at April 10, 2019 12:37 PM (DuAZ5)

313 210 Although it hurts our pride, we should let Obama go, primarily because he is now an old washed up has been who will never hold any political office again - he's done.



Sure, let's give the one at the root of all this a pass. That'll teach future presidents not to do such things.

Posted by: pep at April 10, 2019 12:27 PM (wW03z)
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Barky ain't that smart. None of this was 'his' plan. As President, he was head of the govt and had to know what was going on, but these plans were hatched by others. Inside govt, Brennen and Clapper for starters. They are both evil snakes.

Outside govt? The usual suspects.

Posted by: Boots at April 10, 2019 12:37 PM (e9omi)

314 272: When I used the C word, with an * no less, it was suggested that I was jeopardizing Ace's advertising revenue. I guess outrage is selective.

Posted by: CN at April 10, 2019 12:37 PM (U7k5w)

315 Marie Harf is now fired up about globull warming.


I believe that's what's called a "pivot."
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:33 PM (ptqGC)


When will someone look at her and say, "you were a member of the Owebama administration, so you have very little credibility here."

Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:37 PM (IXZGh)

316 By the time Trump and Barr finish laying out the ACTUAL facts surrounding the 2016 election, the Democrat-Communists are going to be very, very sorry they invented and wasted two years on the Bogus Collusion Narrative.

"Yeah, we'll get right on reporting all that"
--Legacy Media, in a truss from laughing so hard

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 10, 2019 12:37 PM (39g3+)

317 Send the left wingers to live in the South American rain forest and become one with nature.

Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:38 PM (BXMxN)

318 260
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 12:24 PM (Kpl3J)



I have to disagree.



Americans faith in the Justice system has taken a HUGE hit in the past few years, as this Kabuki theatre has played out.



Justice must be about what people did in the past, not what they may do in the future.



If everyone involved gets away with it? Faith in the system will
erode further, and when the average American no longer believes the
system has any validity, they will stop cooperating with it, AND, some
will begin to actively oppose it.



That leads to accelerates societal breakdown.

Posted by: Don Q at April 10, 2019 12:31 PM (NgKpN)

FIFY

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 10, 2019 12:38 PM (jxbfJ)

319 When Marie Harf gets worked up she gets the puffy red sex face.

Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:39 PM (BXMxN)

320 Barky ain't that smart. None of this was 'his' plan. As President, he was head of the govt and had to know what was going on, but these plans were hatched by others.


Agreed, but he let it be known that he was okay with this stuff. With great power....

Posted by: pep at April 10, 2019 12:39 PM (wW03z)

321 In order for the phrase 'Equal Justice for All' to mean anything again, all who pushed this putsch need to be held accountable to the fullest extent.

I want to see Gaylord and Jarrett the Ferret in the docket trying to defend themselves on all of this.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:39 PM (z13UD)

322 Tell me he's not actively fighting to oust Trump even today via his colleagues who are still in office and other influential positions in federal government, media, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:32 PM

I'm telling you that no, he is NOT actively fighting to oust Trump - and the progs are quietly getting very pissed off and depressed about it. All he's doing is sitting in his basement playing NBA All-Stars on the Big Screen, and every once in a while hopping on a jet to Germany where he can still get someone to whip up a crowd who will worship him, just for the Gloriousness of his Being.

In his entire life, he Never Did Anything - except be a stand in for the plans and schemes of others.

During his Presidency, he Never Did Anything - except serve as a stand-in for the schemes of others.

Now - he's not even valuable as a stand-in, because any power he once had is gone, and he's just a tired old bi-curious man sitting in a basement smoking cigarettes.

He really is not worth our time - there are much more valuable targets to focus on.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 12:40 PM (Kpl3J)

323 313: He doesn't have to be "smart", he has to be shrewd, manipulative, well-protected from scrutiny, and conniving, and he is all of those things.

Posted by: CN at April 10, 2019 12:40 PM (U7k5w)

324 I want to see Gaylord and Jarrett the Ferret in the docket trying to defend themselves on all of this.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:39 PM (z13UD)

ORANGEMANBAD!!!!!

Defense rests.

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 12:40 PM (fF3XF)

325 I want to see Gaylord and Jarrett the Ferret in the docket trying to defend themselves on all of this.

I would give that up if Brennan and Comey were sharing a cell.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 10, 2019 12:41 PM (Boy/L)

326 Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:31 PM (BXMxN)

Maybe he's another infected

Posted by: ... at April 10, 2019 12:41 PM (SU1q6)

327 We "saved ammunition" on Biden. He was pinned like a collector's bug over that stolen speech. "We" let him off. After all, he was beaten, it was over, and we'd never have to worry about him again.
Yeah, no.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 10, 2019 12:41 PM (8ZmvG)

328 293 So, some people did something. Big deal.
Posted by: Ilhan Omar (D-Jihadi) at April 10, 2019 12:34 PM (JoUsr)

Shh. Men are talking, submit

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 10, 2019 12:41 PM (bcbK8)

329 Wow shaheen was completely speechless after he said he believed there was spying.


They did not expect that.

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It's not Jeb way!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 10, 2019 12:41 PM (+y/Ru)

330 >>This was mostly possible because Barky and his junta had been allowed to get away with breaking the law and carrying out acts against America almost constantly since he slimed in - and before - without anyone suffering any consequences, at all, ... not even slaps on the wrists.

>>The GOP never even tried to hold anyone accountable for their criminal acts in the Barky junta. Never. No one.

Do you know what one of the first things Obama and Holder did when they took office? They neutered the office of Inspectors General throughout the government.

They literally made it impossible to get documents or do investigations because they made the IG for each department request information from the head of each agency. I'm sure you know why they did that.

That regulation took about 6 years to get overturned thanks mostly to the work of Chuck Grassley and Michael Horowitz who in addition to being the IG for the DOJ is also the head of the IG's association. It was finally overturned right before Obama was leaving office.

That's a big reason documents were withheld not only from the IGs but also from Congress and only started flowing again after Obama was gone. Yea, the GOP tired. We had hearing after hearing after hearing on all sort of things from Benghazi to Fast & Furious to the IRS. Shockingly, the Obama DOJ decided not to press any charges.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:42 PM (/tuJf)

331 Maybe AG Barr can appoint Candace Owen to lead the investigation with help from Mark Steyn.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:42 PM (z13UD)

332 When Marie Harf gets worked up she gets the puffy red sex face.
Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:39 PM

She kind of turns me on, as long as she didn't talk we'd be cool.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 10, 2019 12:42 PM (+/tGa)

333 Bertrand's statement is just meant to fool the LIVs.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 10, 2019 12:42 PM (elsTe)

334 When Marie Harf gets worked up she gets the puffy red sex face.
Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:39 PM (BXMxN)


I will admit, I would take advantage of the opportunity to give her that face were it to present itself.......

Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:42 PM (IXZGh)

335 >>Natasha Bertrand poses as a national security expert -- but is apparently unaware that FISA warrants permit looking backwards in time through someone's communications, meaning Obama's men could spy on any communications Page had with the Trump campaign when he was (briefly) part of their advisory board.




"I'm just tweeting the talking points Fusion GPS pays me to share."
-- Natasha Bertrand

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:42 PM (W+vEI)

336 308 303 Meanwhile, Joe Biden's getting his arms around random prepubescent girls.
Posted by: Insomniac


so judgemental.......he's just trying to get folks to warm up to him. he's not pervy, not at all...
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 10, 2019 12:36 PM (d7Ww2)

I know. I really am all judgy and discriminating and shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 10, 2019 12:43 PM (NWiLs)

337 325 I want to see Gaylord and Jarrett the Ferret in the docket trying to defend themselves on all of this.

I would give that up if Brennan and Comey were sharing a cell.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 10, 2019 12:41 PM (Boy/L)

If there's any hope for justice at the end of this process, Brennan, and perhaps Clapper, must hang.

And yes, I'm stone-cold sober serious about that.

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 12:43 PM (fF3XF)

338
Trump/Owens 2016 :
Make America Bitchslap Again

Posted by: mikeyG at April 10, 2019 12:43 PM (LL1Be)

339 Anna Puma. If Fredo and the Ferret were in the docket, he would roll on her like a mortally wounded alligator. The creep has no sense of dignity. Also, condolences to you and America on the loss of our last Doolittle Raider.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 10, 2019 12:43 PM (XnuYA)

340 317 Send the left wingers to live in the South American rain forest and become one with nature.
Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:38 PM (BXMxN)

I would be even happier if candiru became one with their urethras.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 10, 2019 12:43 PM (RD7QR)

341 Feinstein had a Chinese spy on her staff for TWENTY YEARS. She's either epically stupid, insanely treasonous, or a combination of both. And she's perfect for Cali. Which is why I'm depressed about the future of the Republic.

***

She also, I think, had a guy that brazenly invaded email accounts through her office and then blackmailed various congressmen. He's protected because his father is a big donor, which is also why the kid was there to start with

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 10, 2019 12:44 PM (pGe/U)

342 And yes, I'm stone-cold sober serious about that.

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 12:43 PM (fF3XF)

#metoo

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 10, 2019 12:44 PM (0O7c5)

343 No. This is foolishness. Former presidents have influence, and Obama has formed organizations to amplify his, to select and train and -importantly in a Chicago context- send candidate politicians out to the world. He should be ruined.
Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 10, 2019 12:33 PM (pGe/U)

Not only is he not retiring from politics, thus making him an important target, he's a symbol. Destroying your enemy's symbols is a great way to demoralize and discredit them. It's why the Lefties are always spewing Reagan hate, they understand this.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at April 10, 2019 12:44 PM (J+mig)

344 I know. I really am all judgy and discriminating and shit.

x

*fist bump*

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at April 10, 2019 12:45 PM (fhgs6)

345 Remember: Obama ran both of his campaigns through Organizing for America.

Not the DNC.

And he never disbanded it; he's still using it

That's how you get Obama ....

Much like taking away the Clinton Global Initiative.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 10, 2019 12:45 PM (TN1P5)

346 Thanks Bill.

I have had the honor to shake hands with Lt Col Richard 'Dick' Cole twice and to say thanks. The last silver chalice has been turned upside down.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:45 PM (z13UD)

347 Umm was this blog entry a re-post? I feel the strangest deja-vu that I've read this before...

Posted by: geewhiz at April 10, 2019 12:45 PM (G2Sbo)

348 The only thing lazy Barky does "actively" is bottom. He is a useless puppet full of useless puppet shit. Still not sure why anyone thinks otherwise.

The only thing he could do well was read other people's words like he was standing at the mosque minbar.

Posted by: ... at April 10, 2019 12:45 PM (SU1q6)

349 "Aligning with Trump's talking points" is, I guess, what used to be called "reciting facts," as Trump's claim that he was being spied on seem to align with the fact that he was... being spied on.

According to CNN, "Barr also declared, in alignment with Trump's talking points, that the sky is blue."

Posted by: red speck at April 10, 2019 12:45 PM (6Krd7)

350 Why is he still at the DOJ at Barr's request helping with the Mueller report and other tasks after he submitted his retirement papers?

Go back and look at the 3 weeks in May 2017 after he was sworn in and look at what happened. Look at what he did to McCabe. Why did he not only write the justification for firing Comey, take the Trump counterintelligence investigation away from McCabe but also speed up the firing of McCabe against DOJ policy to insure he wouldn't get his pension?

And then go look at the video of Rosenstein answering that question to Jim Jordan before Congress. That should answer your question.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:35 PM (/tuJf)


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Snort

Posted by: MAGA at April 10, 2019 12:45 PM (yCdNd)

351 Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 10, 2019 12:45 PM (TN1P5)

Cut. Jib.
Newsletter.

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 12:46 PM (fF3XF)

352 Outside govt? The usual suspects.

***

Rothchilds? Bilderbegers?

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 10, 2019 12:46 PM (pGe/U)

353 Marie Harf is having a very, very bad day.

The Outnumbered crew just brought up Barry's weaponizing the IRS to go after conservative groups.

She's pissed off.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:46 PM (ptqGC)

354 I'm a pessimist. So the best I can hope for once this massive political spy operation is finally acknowledged is a series of apologies.
And reparations for Blacks.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 10, 2019 12:46 PM (r+sAi)

355 300 JackStraw, what if I told you that Sessions was one of the cabinet members willing to pull the 25th Amendment on Trump. Would THAT make you reevaluate his time as AG?
Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 10, 2019 12:35 PM (ju9gW)
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There is not a shred of evidence that ANY cabinet member was toying with a 25thA plan.

Gossip by scoundrels reported as "news" by scoundrels is worthless.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 10, 2019 12:46 PM (Rxduq)

356 The thing about that colorless blonde puffy sex-face is that there's a whole web of broken blood vessels just beneath it, so an hour later she looks like a mental patient with a hangover. Which, usually, she is.

I guess that's why you pay her to leave, right?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 10, 2019 12:46 PM (8ZmvG)

357 Outside govt? The usual suspects.


***


Rothchilds? Bilderbegers?
x

"Soros."

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at April 10, 2019 12:47 PM (fhgs6)

358 FWIW, if the initial investigation indicates that B.O. was involved, then President Trump can magnanimously pardon him for all past crimes in office. Just like President Gerald Ford did to Nixon. Unindicted co-conspirator pardon.

Posted by: whig at April 10, 2019 12:47 PM (WT0Md)

359 Rush is now talking about the soon-to-be new/next talking point that has started (and will explode when all this is exposed by the IG report and FISA) - the MSM were "misled" and reported on the facts "as they recieved them." They were duped! They weren't intentionally lying, or propagandists or Dem operatives with bylines!

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The problem is not that evil people misled us; the problem is that Fox and Rush were not misled.

Posted by: Tater and C Cupp at April 10, 2019 12:47 PM (+y/Ru)

360 He is touring Europe giving speeches and reminding Europeans how much they miss his grooviness.

Posted by: Bandersnatch

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Just what Europe needs: Another fuckin' Muslim.

Posted by: RKae at April 10, 2019 12:47 PM (vP0jg)

361 Joncelli, the candiru would lodge in their craniums instead

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:47 PM (z13UD)

362 "I'm just tweeting the talking points Fusion GPS pays me to share."

-- Natasha Bertrand

"The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only
reporting experience consists of being around political campaign... They
literally know nothing."
-- Ben Rhodes

Natasha Bertrand is 27 years old.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at April 10, 2019 12:47 PM (LISuA)

363 352 Outside govt? The usual suspects.

***

Rothchilds? Bilderbegers?
Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 10, 2019 12:46 PM (pGe/U)

What are we, chopped gorbshnarf?

Posted by: The Grays at April 10, 2019 12:47 PM (RD7QR)

364 If there's any hope for justice at the end of this process, Brennan, and perhaps Clapper, must hang.

And yes, I'm stone-cold sober serious about that.

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 12:43 PM

We don't live in times where that's possible, anymore. We live in a time where a King of England (Edward VIII) could get caught conspiring to turn his country over to Hitler, and all that happened was that he got sent to Bermuda to sit out the war. Too much collateral damage to let the public know what had actually happened.

"Justice" of the kind you speak of cannot be done publicly anymore - it would have to be done privately, if at all, but we haven't quite reached that point yet, either.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 12:48 PM (Kpl3J)

365 Oh, one last thing about pardons--to receive one, I believe you generally have to admit to wrongdoing.

Posted by: whig at April 10, 2019 12:48 PM (WT0Md)

366 I hope he gets the super fungus in his asshole.

Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:48 PM (BXMxN)

367 >>There is not a shred of evidence that ANY cabinet member was toying with a 25thA plan.

>>Gossip by scoundrels reported as "news" by scoundrels is worthless.

The source for the idiotic 25A issue was Andrew fucking McCabe. You would have to be an idiot to take the word of the guy running the coup for the plotters and who was fired by the FBI OPR for lying.

Oh and when pressed on the 25A talk during his book tour he even admitted it was never a serious issue.

Facts actually matter.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:48 PM (/tuJf)

368 Marie Harf is having a very, very bad day.

The Outnumbered crew just brought up Barry's weaponizing the IRS to go after conservative groups.

She's pissed off.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:46 PM (ptqGC)


I'll make it all better.

Where's that K-Y you guys were talking about earlier?

Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:48 PM (IXZGh)

369 That would have been ticket for the ages.


Posted by: mikeyG at April 10, 2019 12:49 PM (LL1Be)

370 I think it's finally happening, for real - or at least, Barr is going to give it a go.

I base this not just on his statements and actions, but on how the MSM this week has started cranking the 'blatant lie' dial all the way up to 11. These are the actions of people trying to insulate a base in order to create breathing room to make stupid decisions, not the actions of people trying to run a long-drip disinformation campaign. The Obama kids in cages/no spying/etc stuff is too easily fact checked.

Posted by: lurker (the other one. buy radios too) at April 10, 2019 12:49 PM (eAshZ)

371 Do you know what one of the first things Obama and Holder did when they took office? They neutered the office of Inspectors General throughout the government.

They literally made it impossible to get documents or do investigations because they made the IG for each department request information from the head of each agency. I'm sure you know why they did that.

[ ... ]



That's a big reason documents were withheld not only from the IGs but also from Congress and only started flowing again after Obama was gone. Yea, the GOP tired. We had hearing after hearing after hearing on all sort of things from Benghazi to Fast & Furious to the IRS. Shockingly, the Obama DOJ decided not to press any charges.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:42 PM (/tuJf)


That's why there's impeachment. But the GOP never even considered impeaching ANYBODY!! Never even considered it. They shit bricks if the word "impeachment" was ever even mentioned, even as Barky and his junta committed new criminal and impeachable acts pretty much every week.

The leftist pricks had no problems screaming to impeach Trump from before he even took office - and they never backed down on it. And they didn't have a leg to stand on - other than a leg of projection. But the cowardly GOP sat there and watched the law and Constitution being shredded before their eyes by a bunch of serious AMerica-haters and traitors and wouldn't even whisper the word "impeachment".

Yeah ... they were fighters ... they were just held back by Barky and his gang of retards ...

Sheesh.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 10, 2019 12:49 PM (N3Mch)

372 Obama, you might have heard, ran a scandal-free administration.

Except for the matter of weaponizing the intelligence community and DOJ and FBI to spy on a rival campaign in a move that makes Watergate look like a college lark.
_______________

And using the IRS to punish conservatives and groups that wanted to stop illegal voting and basically anybody else who opposed Obama's far-left agenda.

And he implanted Muslim Brotherhood operatives in the upper levels of every government department, in addition to pushing the MB-sponsored propaganda known as Common Core in all our public schools.

Not to mention implementing policies that essentially invited the full-scale foreign invasion now taking place on our southern border, at the rate of over 100,000 illegal aliens a month (103,000 caught last month alone).

That's the thing about there not being "a smidgen of corruption" in the Obama reign of error. The whole damn thing was rotten and corrupt to its core. That's why there wasn't "a smidgen" of corruption to be seen. Can't see the forest for the trees.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 10, 2019 12:49 PM (fqUgw)

373

Rothchilds? Bilderbegers?
Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 10, 2019 12:46 PM (pGe/U)

What are we, chopped gorbshnarf?
Posted by: The Grays at April 10, 2019 12:47 PM (RD7QR)


Wahlburgers?

Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:49 PM (IXZGh)

374 358 FWIW, if the initial investigation indicates that B.O. was involved, then President Trump can magnanimously pardon him for all past crimes in office. Just like President Gerald Ford did to Nixon. Unindicted co-conspirator pardon.

Posted by: whig at April 10, 2019 12:47 PM (WT0Md)

I think that is an EXTREMELY powerful idea. Do it 3 weeks before the 2020 election. Blow the Prog's minds!

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (Kpl3J)

375 Why did he not only write the justification for firing Comey, take the Trump counterintelligence investigation away from McCabe but also speed up the firing of McCabe against DOJ policy to insure he wouldn't get his pension?
===========

You know what? It just hit me. I was McCabe's boss! I was actually his direct supervisor!

I didn't need to appoint a special counsel in order to exert control over McCabe!

Damn, if only I had realized I was his boss at the time.

Posted by: Rod Rosenstein at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (DuAZ5)

376 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 12:48 PM (Kpl3J)

I agree. Which means there is no actual hope for true justice at the end of this affair and we slouch another couple of paces closer to a very, very ugly civil war.

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (fF3XF)

377 The Trump presidency has been nothing short of amazing. Good and bad, it's been a riot.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (FTPVM)

378 Trump using the "C" word and the "T" word in describing Mueller's witch hunt.

NY Post

http://tinyurl.com/y4qcxdk6

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (t6MX/)

379 363 352 Outside govt? The usual suspects.

***

Rothchilds? Bilderbegers?
Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 10, 2019 12:46 PM (pGe/U)

What are we, chopped gorbshnarf?
Posted by: The Grays at April 10, 2019 12:47 PM (RD7QR)

You're adorable.

Posted by: The Lizard People at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (7HtZB)

380 Barky's people were able to spring Jussie from actual justice. Barky still has influence a go-go.

Posted by: Boots at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (e9omi)

381

Maybe AG Barr can appoint Candace Owen to lead the investigation with help from Mark Steyn.


It moved.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (HaL55)

382 Marie Harf is having a very, very bad day.

The Outnumbered crew just brought up Barry's weaponizing the IRS to go after conservative groups.

She's pissed off.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:46 PM (ptqGC)

I'll make it all better.

Where's that K-Y you guys were talking about earlier?
Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:48 PM (IXZGh)

-------

Marie's a blond.

The KY Jelly is on her toast.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (8XRCm)

383 She kind of turns me on, as long as she didn't talk we'd be cool

I think she might possibly be turned if isolated from her left wing bubble and introduced to genuine, normal, sane Americans for an extended period of time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (39g3+)

384 Marie Harf is having a very, very bad day.



The Outnumbered crew just brought up Barry's weaponizing the IRS to go after conservative groups.


Good. Now bring up abortion and watch her stupid-yet-evil head explode.

Posted by: mikeyG at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (LL1Be)

385 Natasha Bertrand poses as a national security expert -- but is apparently unaware that FISA warrants permit looking backwards in time through someone's communications, meaning Obama's men could spy on any communications Page had with the Trump campaign when he was (briefly) part of their advisory board.

Silly Ace. You're not supposed to KNOW that, MUCH LESS point it out.

Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (IXZGh)

386 Whataburger >>> Bildeberger

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (QLvwG)

387 371 Their 2 real powers,of the purse and impeachment were always "off the table".What was left were hearings and strongly worded letters.

Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (BXMxN)

388 This will all be lost in the election clamor that will start this summer. The leftists/MFM will not allow it to be a bigger story than what it is now.

Posted by: Sooner at April 10, 2019 12:51 PM (Fs5vw)

389
She's pissed off.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:46 PM (ptqGC)

----

Why??? That fucking happened. As a matter of fact, it was Lois Lerner that did the press release acknowledging it happened.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2019 12:51 PM (8XRCm)

390 >>FISA warrants permit looking backwards in time through someone's
communications, meaning Obama's men could spy on any communications Page
had with the Trump campaign when he was (briefly) part of their
advisory board.

Not only backwards in time, but against not FISA warrant target associates of the FISA warrant target.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 10, 2019 12:51 PM (t6MX/)

391 all that happened was that he got sent to Bermuda to sit out the war.

Now, let's be inclusive and expansive here.He was sent to Bermuda to sit out the war with Wallis Simpson.

It's possible he came to see the error of his ways.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 10, 2019 12:52 PM (8ZmvG)

392 When Marie Harf gets worked up she gets the puffy red sex face.
Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:39 PM (BXMxN)

I will admit, I would take advantage of the opportunity to give her that face were it to present itself.......
Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:42 PM

She does kind of have the naughty librarian thing working.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 10, 2019 12:52 PM (+/tGa)

393 I think that is an EXTREMELY powerful idea. Do it 3 weeks before the 2020 election. Blow the Prog's minds!
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (Kpl3J)


Where the thought of libs heads exploding in epic proportions, I'd MUCH rather see Owebama in front of a firing squad or doing the Saddam Swing.

Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:52 PM (IXZGh)

394 Imagine a year from now.

Gaylord is giving a speech in Brussels when his Secret Service detail arrests him on camera.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:52 PM (z13UD)

395 Wasn't there an admission early on (2017?) that the FBI placed an informant in the Trump campaign? The MSM spun it as assistance to the campaign to protect it from Russian interference even though Trump was not informed.

Why would a sitting US senator be surprised to find out now that there was spying?

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 10, 2019 12:52 PM (RuwPz)

396 380 Barky's people were able to spring Jussie from actual justice. Barky still has influence a go-go.
Posted by: Boots at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (e9omi)

Now much influence does cock-curious have outside of the shithole that is Chicago?

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 12:52 PM (fF3XF)

397 >>@NatashaBertrand

>>This would mean that the Attorney General, the DOJ Inspector General, Congress and John Huber are now investigating the FBI's actions in 2016/Clinton/Dems-probes Trump has repeatedly demanded publicly.

Sharp as a bowling ball.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:53 PM (/tuJf)

398 379 363 352 Outside govt? The usual suspects.

***

Rothchilds? Bilderbegers?
Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 10, 2019 12:46 PM (pGe/U)

What are we, chopped gorbshnarf?
Posted by: The Grays at April 10, 2019 12:47 PM (RD7QR)

You're adorable.
Posted by: The Lizard People at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (7HtZB)


Mom? Dad?

Posted by: Tall Nordics at April 10, 2019 12:53 PM (FTPVM)

399 387
371 Their 2 real powers,of the purse and impeachment were always "off
the table".What was left were hearings and strongly worded letters.

Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (BXMxN)

Absolutely correct. And yet people still wonder how/why we got Trump.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 10, 2019 12:53 PM (jxbfJ)

400 She does kind of have the naughty librarian thing working.
Posted by: Minnfidel at April 10, 2019 12:52 PM (+/tGa)


YEAAAASSS!!! Or the dirty dirty teacher, or whatever......

I'd so give it a shot, for some reason.

Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:53 PM (IXZGh)

401 391 all that happened was that he got sent to Bermuda to sit out the war.

Now, let's be inclusive and expansive here.He was sent to Bermuda to sit out the war with Wallis Simpson.

It's possible he came to see the error of his ways.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 10, 2019 12:52 PM (8ZmvG)

House Windsor really has questionable taste when it comes to banging American divorcees.

Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2019 12:53 PM (7HtZB)

402 Yes, yessss, blame the lizard people....

Posted by: The Five Jew Bankers at April 10, 2019 12:53 PM (oZ6kz)

403 He got sent to Bermuda to to keep him away from other Nazi sympathizers in England and to make it hard for the Nazis to get him to use as a figurehead.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:54 PM (z13UD)

404 Why would a sitting US senator be surprised to find out now that there was spying?
Posted by: JuJuBee at April 10, 2019 12:52 PM (RuwPz)

Because she, like most of her female democrat colleagues, is an incandescently stupid hack?

Just a guess.

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 12:54 PM (fF3XF)

405 "McCarthyism" will replace "Collusion" as the new Big Lie.

Posted by: ErikInTexas at April 10, 2019 12:54 PM (qcIWB)

406 You know what? It just hit me. I was McCabe's boss! I was actually his direct supervisor!

I didn't need to appoint a special counsel in order to exert control over McCabe!

Damn, if only I had realized I was his boss at the time.
Posted by: Rod Rosenstein at April 10, 2019 12:50 PM (DuAZ5)

-----

Chortle

Posted by: MAGA at April 10, 2019 12:54 PM (yCdNd)

407 Soros? A mere errand boy.

Posted by: The Pentavirate at April 10, 2019 12:54 PM (NWiLs)

408 I'd so give it a shot, for some reason.

Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:53 PM (IXZGh)


Firsts!!!

Posted by: First!! at April 10, 2019 12:55 PM (t6MX/)

409 367----.....Oh and when pressed on the 25A talk during his book tour he even admitted it was never a serious issue.

Facts actually matter.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:48 PM (/tuJf)
--------------------------------
And yet the power of Big Media gossip is so strong that even conservatives, who are normally skeptical, may accept a silly story as real.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 10, 2019 12:55 PM (Rxduq)

410
He got sent to Bermuda to to keep him away from other Nazi sympathizers

---

Thats where V E R A Baker went too.


Weird.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2019 12:55 PM (8XRCm)

411 Why??? That fucking happened. As a matter of fact, it was Lois Lerner that did the press release acknowledging it happened.
Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2019 12:51 PM

Well there's actual reality and liberal reality. See, like the sky screamers and foot stompers, their reality is that there's no way that Barry did anything wrong, ever. Trump never got really elected because they are so much smarter etc.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 10, 2019 12:55 PM (+/tGa)

412 Lololol

Marie Harf to Pete Hegseth:

"Do you have an answer to the problem of Venezuela, or do you just want to be mean to Democrats?"

Butthurt much, Marie?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:55 PM (ptqGC)

413 395 Wasn't there an admission early on (2017?) that the FBI placed an informant in the Trump campaign? The MSM spun it as assistance to the campaign to protect it from Russian interference even though Trump was not informed.

Why would a sitting US senator be surprised to find out now that there was spying?
Posted by: JuJuBee at April 10, 2019 12:52 PM (RuwPz)

3/4s of sitting US senators are surprised at the "pull my finger" trick

Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2019 12:55 PM (7HtZB)

414 Already the MSM--beginning the WashPost --is framing this as Barr "selling his soul" to do Trump's bidding or that in Barr, "Trump finally has a yes-man" to agree with Trump's fanatasies that he was "spied on."

Its still has not sunk in to their dense heads that when Trump tweeted and accused Obama of "wiretapping (lol!!)" him, that Trump HAD SEEN THE EVIDENCE.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 10, 2019 12:55 PM (NFEMn)

415 Marie Harf to Pete Hegseth:

"Do you have an answer to the problem of Venezuela, or do you just want to be mean to Democrats?"

Butthurt much, Marie?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:55 PM (ptqGC)


Please tell me he responded........

Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:56 PM (IXZGh)

416 BREAKING NEWS!!!!

Trump Opens New Job Market and Careers!!!

AS Democrat Tears can now be used to make sweet, sweet honey!!!!

https://www.kron4.com/news/strange/doctors-

find-four-bees-in-woman-s-eye-feeding-on-her-

tears/1911687178

(remove extra spaces)




Posted by: naturalfake at April 10, 2019 12:56 PM (CRRq9)

417 203
I will bet a Daniel Webster SEEGAR that Tillerson was one of the two in the Cabinet.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 10, 2019

*
*
. . .
"I'll see that he's burried."

"He's dead?"

"Well, I wouldn't want to burry him if he wasn't!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 10, 2019 12:56 PM (elsTe)

418 3/4s of sitting US senators are surprised at the "pull my finger" trick
Posted by: josephistan

----

My famous trick of poking a hole in the bottom of the popcorn bucket and putting my dick in there never fails either!

Posted by: RKae at April 10, 2019 12:57 PM (vP0jg)

419 The Obama administration actually spied on Senate members. Actually admitted to it.

Posted by: MAGA at April 10, 2019 12:57 PM (yCdNd)

420 "Figurehead."
That's what they were calling it in gay Paree, when they did That Thing.

And hoo boy did they ever.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 10, 2019 12:57 PM (8ZmvG)

421 >>And yet the power of Big Media gossip is so strong that even conservatives, who are normally skeptical, may accept a silly story as real.

I've noticed.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 12:57 PM (/tuJf)

422 Game over, guys. Game over!

Eric Holder
@EricHolder
When there is a predicate, a legitimate basis, it's called "investigating" not "spying". I am confident that the people at DOJ/FBI conducted themselves in an appropriate way. No evidence to suggest otherwise.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 10, 2019 12:57 PM (+y/Ru)

423 Ready, Aim... Backfire!
ha ha ha

Posted by: wth at April 10, 2019 12:57 PM (v0R5T)

424 Marie Harf to Pete Hegseth: "Do you have an answer to the problem of Venezuela, or do you just want to be mean to Democrats?"

The only reasonable answer is: "Not our fucking problem, SugarTits. Venezuela is what happens when you go full Marxist, like you and your butthurt Democrat colleagues want to do here in the USA. Now shut up and make me a sandwich."

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 12:57 PM (fF3XF)

425 Bottom line is that none of this could have occurred without the Left controlling the media.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 10, 2019 12:58 PM (2DOZq)

426 Marie Harf to Pete Hegseth:

"Do you have an answer to the problem of Venezuela, or do you just want to be mean to Democrats?"

------

Sure .... market based capitalism and entrepreneurial freedom.

Im sure youve at least HEARD of it. Maybe in a college class??

Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2019 12:58 PM (8XRCm)

427 >>Trump using the "C" word and the "T" word in describing Mueller's witch hunt. NY Post
http://tinyurl.com/y4qcxdk6

- - - -
As Sarah Sanders recently said, and with not too much subtlety, they accused Trump of Treason, which is punishable by death.

They wanted to kill Trump.
They wanted to imprison his kids, bankrupt his businesses/family.

Yeah, Sanders made it clear Trump was willing to call the Treasonous and go for the full penalty, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:58 PM (W+vEI)

428 Oh, one last thing about pardons--to receive one, I believe you generally have to admit to wrongdoing.

Posted by: whig at April 10, 2019 12:48 PM (WT0Md)


The president's power to pardon does not have any preconditions attached.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up A Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 10, 2019 12:58 PM (hLRSq)

429 Happy Birfday Sefton

Posted by: Phil Hartmark F/K/A Truck Monkey at April 10, 2019 12:58 PM (flINI)

430 Marie Harf to Pete Hegseth:

"Do you have an answer to the problem of Venezuela, or do you just want to be mean to Democrats?"

Butthurt much, Marie?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:55 PM

LOL. I've met Pete a couple times. Solid guy. I hope he said, yea, you and all the other loons like AOC and Bernie etc. want to turn us into that. Your policies will result in exactly that! Now rip open your blouse and say your sorry.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 10, 2019 12:58 PM (+/tGa)

431 Butthurt much, Marie?
..........

Can't feel much through all the cottage cheese.

Posted by: wth at April 10, 2019 12:59 PM (v0R5T)

432 Except Eric 'Chinless' Holder there was NO legitimate reason except 'Orange Man Bad!'

Now go get bent with a New Black Panther baseball bat.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 12:59 PM (z13UD)

433 How do you solve a problem like Marie?

Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:59 PM (BXMxN)

434 402 Yes, yessss, blame the lizard people....
Posted by: The Five Jew Bankers at April 10, 2019 12:53 PM (oZ6kz)

This is about Facebook, isn't it?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 10, 2019 12:59 PM (bcbK8)

435 Game over, guys. Game over!



Eric Holder

@EricHolder

When there is a predicate, a legitimate basis, it's called
"investigating" not "spying". I am confident that the people at DOJ/FBI
conducted themselves in an appropriate way. No evidence to suggest
otherwise.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 10, 2019 12:57 PM (+y/Ru)


The Chinless Wonder really doesn't know when to shut his pie hole, does he? Keep yapping, pony boy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 10, 2019 12:59 PM (ptqGC)

436 This spying by Obama administration is an indication that they also thought Hillary would lose in the general election. Why take such a risk if Hillary was the most qualified candidate ever to run for President and the experts all said it was a landslide for Hillary?

Posted by: bang-a-gong at April 10, 2019 12:59 PM (bOX1K)

437 Eric Holder
@EricHolder
When there is a predicate, a legitimate basis, it's called "investigating" not "spying". I am confident that the people at DOJ/FBI conducted themselves in an appropriate way. No evidence to suggest otherwise.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 10, 2019 12:57 PM (+y/Ru)

They think they can still define what is considered predicate. That will be the next spin.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 10, 2019 01:00 PM (2DOZq)

438 Re pardons, Scotus says otherwise, see Burdick v. US (1915).

Posted by: whig at April 10, 2019 01:00 PM (WT0Md)

439 Why would a sitting US senator be surprised to find out now that there was spying?Posted by: JuJuBee at April 10, 2019 12:52 PM (RuwPz)

ACTING!!!!

Posted by: Jon Lovitz at April 10, 2019 01:00 PM (SU1q6)

440 My answer to Venezuela?

Maduro gets a Helicopter Ride, and then it's up to them to pick up the pieces.

We Are Not the World's Welfare Office.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 10, 2019 01:00 PM (UnA8+)

441 Eric Holder

@EricHolder

When there is a predicate, a legitimate basis, it's called
"investigating" not "spying". I am confident that the people at DOJ/FBI
conducted themselves in an appropriate way. No evidence to suggest
otherwise.


And shipping guns to Mexicans who use them to kill Americans is called "undercover operations" not "arms trafficking".

Posted by: mikeyG at April 10, 2019 01:00 PM (LL1Be)

442 Eric Holder
@EricHolder oh OK O.J.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 10, 2019 01:00 PM (+/tGa)

443 There's some peak NRO here. This article argues that 1.) Andrew McCabe turned on Trump because Trump insulted his wife and 2.) McCain pursued the dossier because Trump's comments in the primaries hurt his feelings.

The ambition of the article is to blame the entire Russiagate fiasco on Trump's "rudeness," instead, NRO makes McCain and McCabe look petty and vindictive. Which they were.

http://tinyurl.com/yyrdbvn7

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at April 10, 2019 01:01 PM (O7MnT)

444 About the only thing I can say in defense of Jeff Sessions and his waste of a tenure as AG is that he knew Trump was spied on, saw evidence that he was and realized that it was all a bullshit set-up, but owing to the fact that he's so "honorable" and was a senator who believed in "comity" with his former peers, knew that the TRUTH could possibly nuke the Deep State to kingdom come, he couldn't bring himself to expose it.....

Posted by: JoeF. at April 10, 2019 01:01 PM (NFEMn)

445 425 Bottom line is that none of this could have occurred without the Left controlling the media.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 10, 2019 12:58 PM (2DOZq)
-----------------------------
This.
And it applies to so much more.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 10, 2019 01:01 PM (Rxduq)

446 422 Game over, guys. Game over!

Eric Holder
@EricHolder
When there is a predicate, a legitimate basis, it's called "investigating" not "spying". I am confident that the people at DOJ/FBI conducted themselves in an appropriate way. No evidence to suggest otherwise.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 10, 2019 12:57 PM (+y/Ru)

Isn't he in jail for murdering that rapper?

Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2019 01:01 PM (7HtZB)

447 "No evidence to suggest otherwise. "




Just like every criminal cornered by Columbo: "Fine, I did it, but you can't prove it!!"

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 01:01 PM (W+vEI)

448 Why would a sitting US senator be surprised to find out now that there was spying?Posted by: JuJuBee at April 10, 2019 12:52 PM (RuwPz)

They're surprised that a Republican official would say it. They're used to everybody "playing ball".

Posted by: ... at April 10, 2019 01:01 PM (SU1q6)

449 Eric Holder needs to be put in a lonely desert hole.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 10, 2019 01:01 PM (bcbK8)

450 AG Barr: "I Think Spying Did Occur" Against Trump Campaign

Well, then, he's obviously prejudiced and should recuse himself...

Posted by: Dems at April 10, 2019 01:01 PM (CMq2e)

451 Yeah, Sanders made it clear Trump was willing to call the Treasonous and go for the full penalty, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:58 PM (W+vEI)

I sure hope so.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 10, 2019 01:01 PM (t6MX/)

452 I am confident that the people at DOJ/FBI
conducted themselves in an appropriate way.

------

Better than you BATFE did, huh.

So... what WAS your plan to track weapons as the truck you loaded them onto crossed the bridge over the Rio Grande and into Mexico ????

Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2019 01:01 PM (8XRCm)

453 How do you solve a problem like Marie?
Posted by: steevy at April 10, 2019 12:59 PM

Put something in her mouth?>>>>>

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 10, 2019 01:02 PM (+/tGa)

454 The Obama administration actually spied on Senate members. Actually admitted to it.

Posted by: MAGA at April 10, 2019 12:57 PM (yCdNd)

=============

I recall Brennan's CIA surveilled Senate Intelligence Committee staff, yes. Not aware of Senators being spied upon. What are you referring to?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at April 10, 2019 01:02 PM (LISuA)

455 "Its still has not sunk in to their dense heads that
when Trump tweeted and accused Obama of "wiretapping (lol!!)" him,
that Trump HAD SEEN THE EVIDENCE.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 10, 2019 12:55 PM (NFEMn)"
...
Many of them know. None of them give a shit. They parrot what they're told to parrot, usually gladly. There is nothing left to this but to crush them; there is no reasoning with these people.

Posted by: lurker (the other one. buy radios too) at April 10, 2019 01:02 PM (eAshZ)

456 436 This spying by Obama administration is an indication that they also thought Hillary would lose in the general election. Why take such a risk if Hillary was the most qualified candidate ever to run for President and the experts all said it was a landslide for Hillary?
Posted by: bang-a-gong at April 10, 2019 12:59 PM (bOX1K)

No, they never, ever thought she'd lose.

But they (correctly) diagnosed that Trumpism is an existential threat to their plans to turn us into Venezuela and therefore he, and it, needed to be made into this century's version of the Birchers.

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 01:02 PM (fF3XF)

457 Exactly.

Put ALL DAT SHIT in writing on Twitter, Holder you traitorous fuck.

Posted by: mikeyG at April 10, 2019 01:02 PM (LL1Be)

458 427 - - - -
As Sarah Sanders recently said, and with not too much subtlety, they accused Trump of Treason, which is punishable by death.

They wanted to kill Trump.
They wanted to imprison his kids, bankrupt his businesses/family.

Yeah, Sanders made it clear Trump was willing to call the Treasonous and go for the full penalty, too.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 10, 2019 12:58 PM (W+vEI)

Yes, but the Demoncrats ALSO want to kill each and every one of us "Deplorables", too.

To the last man.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 10, 2019 01:02 PM (UnA8+)

459 The Media itself is that which controls.

The Media controls the Congress, both parties, and John Roberts. Oh and most of us.

Just not PDJT

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 10, 2019 01:02 PM (Rarvo)

460 No evidence to suggest otherwise.

After all, we've had two years to remove it!

Posted by: Eric Holder at April 10, 2019 01:02 PM (CMq2e)

461 One night in Bangkok makes are lard man bumble.

Posted by: Brian Sideshow Stelter at April 10, 2019 01:03 PM (PwNzt)

462 >>@EricHolder

>>When there is a predicate, a legitimate basis, it's called
"investigating" not "spying". I am confident that the people at DOJ/FBI
conducted themselves in an appropriate way. No evidence to suggest
otherwise.

Carter Page was an FBI asset in the Spring of 2016 helping them prosecute Russian spies. In the Fall of 2016, the FBI took out a FISA warrant on him asserting he was a Russian spy.

To this day he has never been charge with a crime despite the FBI claiming they had evidence he was a spy. Seems like evidence to me.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 01:03 PM (/tuJf)

463 They think they can still define what is considered predicate. That will be the next spin.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 10, 2019 01:00 PM (2DOZq)

He's squirming. Let the coup-plotters squirm.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 10, 2019 01:03 PM (t6MX/)

464 How in the ever living fuck would you not know you had bees in your eyes?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 10, 2019 01:03 PM (gC2IV)

465 The Obama administration actually spied on Senate members. Actually admitted to it.

Posted by: MAGA at April 10, 2019 12:57 PM (yCdNd)

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Also, they spied on several journalists. Which the Propaganda Press always fails to mention when talking about the Evil Trump Is The End Of The Free PRess.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at April 10, 2019 01:03 PM (LISuA)

466 Nope.

Posted by: Rep Eric Swallowswell (D-CA) at April 10, 2019 01:03 PM (vDqXW)

467 Is it JJ's birthday?

Happy Birthday, if so.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 10, 2019 01:03 PM (bcbK8)

468 After a pure as the driven snow trial, you could put a dent in the National debt by selling government lottery tickets --winners being the trigger-pullers on the firing squad that deals with Brennan et al.

Posted by: Voter theater. at April 10, 2019 01:04 PM (V3+xj)

469 Can't feel much through all the cottage cheese.

Posted by: wth

Ewww. Can't help but think you've known someone like Marie. That's hitting awfully close to home.


Cottage cheese, and various substances of the same consistency, plays a large part in their lives. The better you get to know them, the more of it you have to deal with.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 10, 2019 01:04 PM (8ZmvG)

470 One night in Bangkok makes are lard man bumble.

Posted by: Brian Sideshow Stelter

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Now that right there sounds like Bald-Headed John, King of the Plookers!

Posted by: RKae at April 10, 2019 01:04 PM (vP0jg)

471 464 How in the ever living fuck would you not know you had bees in your eyes?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 10, 2019 01:03 PM (gC2IV)

I know! Even Nicholas Cage could figure that out.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 10, 2019 01:04 PM (bcbK8)

472 Don't be mean to Democrats or be using the word spy.
Somebody's feelz will get hurt.

Posted by: wth at April 10, 2019 01:04 PM (v0R5T)

473 401 391 all that happened was that he got sent to Bermuda to sit out the war.

Now, let's be inclusive and expansive here.He was sent to Bermuda to sit out the war with Wallis Simpson.

It's possible he came to see the error of his ways.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 10, 2019 12:52 PM (8ZmvG)

House Windsor really has questionable taste when it comes to banging American divorcees.
Posted by: josephistan at April 10, 2019 12:53 PM (7HtZB)

Eh, see Camilla Horseface for the reason they bang Americans. Plus Wallis learned a trick in a brothel in Singapore that drove him crazy.

Posted by: The Grays at April 10, 2019 01:04 PM (RD7QR)

474 He's squirming. Let the coup-plotters squirm.

I want them twisting and gyrating from yardarms.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 01:04 PM (z13UD)

475 Brian Schatz is still in love with barky o, he must be broken hearted. Make my day!

Posted by: Summer of Love at April 10, 2019 01:04 PM (FJrl0)

476

436 - they spied because they thought they could. That's why it was so sloppy. They thought they could because they thought Hillary would win. I grant you they might believe - her being a lousy candidate- it might be close. But she'd win and no one would find out.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at April 10, 2019 01:04 PM (rC3ss)

477 Posted by: Rep Eric Swallowswell (D-CA)

Morning, dipshit.
Nuked any patriotic American citizens today?

Posted by: mikeyG at April 10, 2019 01:05 PM (LL1Be)

478 There is nothing left to this but to crush them; there is no reasoning with these people.


Posted by: lurker (the other one. buy radios too) at April 10, 2019 01:02 PM (eAshZ)

The lamentations of their women; that is left.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 10, 2019 01:05 PM (t6MX/)

479
Is it JJ's birthday?


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Walker??? The DY-NO-MITE dude????

How would we know.???

Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2019 01:05 PM (8XRCm)

480 474
He's squirming. Let the coup-plotters squirm.

I want them twisting and gyrating from yardarms.


Posted by: Anna Puma at April 10, 2019 01:04 PM (z13UD)

Shut up and take my money!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 10, 2019 01:05 PM (t6MX/)

481 To this day he has never been charge with a crime despite the FBI claiming they had evidence he was a spy. Seems like evidence to me.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 01:03 PM (/tuJf)
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FISA warrant application said unequivocally that he was a foreign agent.

That's what passes for a "legal process" to Stedman?

Posted by: Kadath at April 10, 2019 01:05 PM (vDqXW)

482 "I am confident that the people at DOJ/FBI conducted themselves in an appropriate way. "

Coming from you, that's no endorsement.

Posted by: Tami at April 10, 2019 01:06 PM (cF8AT)

483 479
Is it JJ's birthday?


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Walker??? The DY-NO-MITE dude????

How would we know.???
Posted by: fixerupper at April 10, 2019 01:05 PM (8XRCm)

It would be hilarious if he lurked here.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 10, 2019 01:06 PM (bcbK8)

484 they spied because they thought they could. That's why it was so sloppy. They thought they could because they thought Hillary would win. I grant you they might believe - her being a lousy candidate- it might be close. But she'd win and no one would find out.

They did all this because it was extremely important to demonize Don after he LOST

for daring to insert himself into THEIR GAME

and they had no doubt at all Hill would "win" and none of this would ever be looked at. oops.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 10, 2019 01:06 PM (Rarvo)

485 Ha Ha, F'ing Holder getting indigestion... What's a matter tough guy?... maybe trying to get out in front of you and your cohorts law breaking?... sending talking points to the media? Sounds to me like you were part of it too.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 10, 2019 01:06 PM (r+sAi)

486 I recall Brennan's CIA surveilled Senate Intelligence Committee staff, yes. Not aware of Senators being spied upon. What are you referring to?
Posted by: Huck Follywood at April 10, 2019 01:02 PM (LISuA)

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That's what I was referring to. Note the similarities between that and the Trump spying. Big league politicians do everything through staff, that's who you target if you want to know what the politicians are up to.

Posted by: MAGA at April 10, 2019 01:07 PM (yCdNd)

487 *NOOD!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 10, 2019 01:07 PM (Ckg4U)

488 Presidential candidate Hickenlooper is a real bastard.

I just Mayor Hancock on the TV, and thought the same thing I always have: He's a duplicitous liberal, and a crook, but at least he's not that damned Hickenlooper. I'd even kinda like the guy, if he weren't the mayor.

*spits*

I know he won't get near any nomination, but the idea that that retard could even contend for it is damning to the Democrat Party.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 10, 2019 01:07 PM (5aX2M)

489 456 No, they never, ever thought she'd lose.

But they (correctly) diagnosed that Trumpism is an existential threat to their plans to turn us into Venezuela and therefore he, and it, needed to be made into this century's version of the Birchers.

Posted by: DocJ at April 10, 2019 01:02 PM (fF3XF)
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My opinion, fwiw, is that they were convinced Cankles would win the general election. The whole spying on Trump thing was going to be their excuse to destroy Trump and his family, and grind them into nothingness the way that unknown Chinese man who defied the tanks in Tienamenn square was ground into nothingness.

Barky would start the show trials in the time period between the election and the inauguration, and Cankles would finish them, all of them. It would destroy the Trumps, and be a warning to the rest of us what they could do to us if we ever tried that again.

Posted by: Boots at April 10, 2019 01:07 PM (e9omi)

490 Shirley Hemphill used to lurk here before her untimely death. RIP Shirley

Posted by: Phil Hartmark F/K/A Truck Monkey at April 10, 2019 01:07 PM (flINI)

491 But Harf gets a bounce because we're used to liberal officials looking like a cross between Marty Feldman and Throw Momma From the Train.

Posted by: ... at April 10, 2019 01:07 PM (SU1q6)

492 449 Eric Holder needs to be put in a lonely desert hole.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 10, 2019 01:01 PM (bcbK

I'd volunteer mine but Eric doesn't swing that way! *cackle* *hic* *shart* *thud*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton, Nacho President at April 10, 2019 01:08 PM (RD7QR)

493 Don't be mean to Democrats or be using the word spy.
Somebody's feelz will get hurt.
Posted by: wth at April 10, 2019 01:04 PM (v0R5T)
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You know that "Putin's bitch" or "Putin's cockholster" or "Traitor" (which we should hang) was ever that personal--or at least it didn't reflect on Dems.

Posted by: Kadath at April 10, 2019 01:08 PM (vDqXW)

494 "I am confident that the people at DOJ/FBI conducted themselves in an appropriate way. "
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Dick Holder Johnson is right!

Posted by: Loretta Lynch Johnson at April 10, 2019 01:08 PM (hjaPQ)

495 Where the thought of libs heads exploding in epic proportions, I'd MUCH rather see Owebama in front of a firing squad or doing the Saddam Swing.

Posted by: Sponge at April 10, 2019 12:52 PM (IXZGh)

It's an old Southern thing, to destroy your enemies by being excessively and publicly kind to them. It's a thing of beauty when it's done well.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2019 01:08 PM (Kpl3J)

496 >>My opinion, fwiw, is that they were convinced Cankles would win the general election. The whole spying on Trump thing was going to be their excuse to destroy Trump and his family, and grind them into nothingness the way that unknown Chinese man who defied the tanks in Tienamenn square was ground into nothingness.

If you read Rosemary Collyer's report, they were spying on people long before Trump came along. This was just SOP for them.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 01:08 PM (/tuJf)

497 @RepJerryNadler

These comments directly contradict what DOJ previously told us. I've asked DOJ to brief us immediately.

-----LOLOLOLOL

Posted by: IrishEi at April 10, 2019 01:09 PM (NtglE)

498 As I understand it, a FISA type warrant allows you to target not only the named party but people he/she are talking to, and possibly people those people are talking to. Not 100 on that.

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 10, 2019 01:09 PM (IkffI)

499 The H-U-G-E thing that popped out yesterday was that Hillary shut down her illegal server in 2015, BEFORE Trump entered the presidential race. So, those intelligence agencies that said unequivocally that Russia hacked the Clinton server to assist Trump in his election were just shown to be FLAT OUT LYING.

This will be the smoking gun. Just watch.

Posted by: Orson at April 10, 2019 01:09 PM (W1nFL)

500 Harf arsed round table would have to include Kirsten Powers and Carlos Danger doing it for Juans manual completion with the Sunday Hosts wacking off LIVE....

Posted by: saf at April 10, 2019 01:09 PM (5IHGB)

501
"I am confident that the people at DOJ/FBI conducted themselves in an appropriate way. "

Totes apropos, since their goal was treason. So, he's not wrong in that sense.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at April 10, 2019 01:09 PM (HaL55)

502 Yeah, because, Clapper is such a paragon of virtue. smh.

The progs MUST be eliminated and the earth salted where they stood.

These people are beyond ill. They are psychotic.

Get out the popcorn. This promises to be a great time watching while they try to avoid talking about this. Or spinning it so that it's all Trump's fault (like everything is since the world began)

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at April 10, 2019 01:10 PM (APMW0)

503 Yes, it's true we collected the entire database of communications of the Donald J. Trump presidential campaign as well as the Trump Presidential Transition and placed it in the hands of hardcore Democrat partisans like Andrew Weissman and Jeannie Rhee.

So yes, we Democrats know everything about everyone having to do with Trump.

But that's not spying. That's simply compiling information on our political opponents for media smears, blackmail and other legitimate purposes.

Posted by: Eric Holder at April 10, 2019 01:10 PM (DuAZ5)

504 Like Paul Ryan, I think Sessions saw protecting the "institutions" as more important for the functioning of the country than pursuing the truth. After all, Trump is just one man. A CIA or FBI is forever.

But moreover, I think Sessions came to believe early on that the only way to "save" both the GOP and country would be President Mike Pence. I think Sessions was willing to make that happen; in fact, he may have thought it was the most patriotic thing to do.

Eventually, it became clear that Trump was not going anywhere, so Sessions became one more useless old-guard appendage that needed lopping off.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 10, 2019 01:11 PM (ju9gW)

505 Barr's comment is to start laying the "who will come forward first" for immunity? Our covered his behind by saying he told them Steele's opposition to Trump. This hopefully is the beginning of secret grand jury testimony "I want to cut a deal" process. But I have a gut feel mr Glenn Simpson takes the fall as everyone begins pointing at him. Question is, does he come forward first

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at April 10, 2019 01:11 PM (rC3ss)

506
Barky would start the show trials in the time period between the
election and the inauguration, and Cankles would finish them, all of
them. It would destroy the Trumps, and be a warning to the rest of us
what they could do to us if we ever tried that again.


"...He must be destroyed thoroughly..."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at April 10, 2019 01:12 PM (HaL55)

507 To Paraphrase Eric Holder "if one cop goes around back and throws a rock through the window of a business and then next cop walks around back and notices a broken window; then they must investigate for possible burglary"

Eric Holder is missing the point in that the investigation in to spying is finding out who told the cop to throw the rock and into what business.

Posted by: bang-a-gong at April 10, 2019 01:13 PM (bOX1K)

508 504 Like Paul Ryan, I think Sessions saw protecting the "institutions" as more important for the functioning of the country than pursuing the truth. After all, Trump is just one man. A CIA or FBI is forever.
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I dunno. They say the same about Roberts and I don't believe it about any of them. No one in or around politics is that idealistic after the age of 23.

Posted by: ... at April 10, 2019 01:13 PM (SU1q6)

509 You really think I slept through my entire term? I have things to say! Can I have an immunity deal? Please?

Posted by: Jeff Sessions, Enemy Of The Republic at April 10, 2019 01:13 PM (LISuA)

510 >>As I understand it, a FISA type warrant allows you to target not only the named party but people he/she are talking to, and possibly people those people are talking to. Not 100 on that.

A FISA warrant is a two-step warrant meaning you can spy on the target and on anyone within two hops from them. For all intents this meant everyone on the Trump campaign and beyond.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 01:14 PM (/tuJf)

511 Please allow me a moment of fantasy. Stzrok, Comey, Lynch, Hillary, Obama and others. All getting arrested and perp-walked.

Geez that was fun.

Posted by: JAS at April 10, 2019 01:14 PM (KOCKb)

512 OT: Kim Foxx lets a murderer off the hook.

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx Lets Derrion Albert Killer Off The Hook

The 16-year-old Fenger High School honors student was on the way home from school when he was caught in the middle of a gang fight and killed in 2009.

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Well, there's your problem right there. Victim was an honor student, not black black.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 10, 2019 01:14 PM (+y/Ru)

513 Sorry to Jack Straw but the tide is turning because Sessions is gone and a real AG is in place. It is happening because after keeping the senate Trump could finally fire Sessions. Trump worked his tail off campaigning for republican Senators and saved the Senate from control by the Dems. If that had happened Session would still be there and so would Mueller with an assist from Rosenstein

Posted by: JBS at April 10, 2019 01:15 PM (LEX/L)

514 Remember when Trump was "crazy" and a "liar" and needed to show his "proof" that he was wiretapped?

Heady times.

Posted by: ... at April 10, 2019 01:15 PM (SU1q6)

515
Yeah, because, Clapper is such a paragon of virtue. smh.



The progs MUST be eliminated and the earth salted where they stood.



These people are beyond ill. They are psychotic.


^^^THIS!^^^ So much this that all the this won't fit in this space.

They are our domestic enemies who genuinely want to destroy our country from within. And they will if we allow it. They absolutely will not stop.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at April 10, 2019 01:16 PM (HaL55)

516 Orwell's Oceania wasn't really spying on people, just getting a lot of pictures and keeping track of them, like a big brother.

Posted by: Kadath at April 10, 2019 01:16 PM (vDqXW)

517 >>Sorry to Jack Straw but the tide is turning because Sessions is gone and a real AG is in place.

You don't have to be sorry. We just disagree.

We'll find out soon enough what happened.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 10, 2019 01:17 PM (/tuJf)

518 Nader is setting the predicate: dont blame us for what we have been saying. We were told by fbi/DOJ these things. See John "I got fed bad intel" Brennan

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at April 10, 2019 01:18 PM (rC3ss)

519 515 They are our domestic enemies who genuinely want to destroy our country from within. And they will if we allow it. They absolutely will not stop.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at April 10, 2019 01:16 PM (HaL55)

This is so true. And if Trump hadn't been elected, I shudder to think what would have happened to our country. The tides are turning (I hope).

But progs do not listen to facts or logic. That's why it's not worth your time to discuss anything with them. They don't CARE. They are programmed robots. They all believe the same thing.

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at April 10, 2019 01:19 PM (APMW0)

520 This will be the smoking gun. Just watch.Posted by: Orson at April 10, 2019 01:09 PM (W1nFL)

Why? Follow my logic here. If Trump knew he was running and he told his good friends the Russians, then they still could have done it to assist him.

The whole subject is ridiculous and stupid and not worth talking about but yeah that is no "smoking gun"

Posted by: ... at April 10, 2019 01:21 PM (SU1q6)

521 How in the ever living fuck would you not know you had bees in your eyes?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 10, 2019 01:03 PM (gC2IV)

Couldn't hear the buzzing because of the beans in her ears.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 10, 2019 01:21 PM (TfwlC)

522 I expect a change of generation in the "Intelligence Community"

Posted by: SMOD at April 10, 2019 01:22 PM (QkjLD)

523 .Oh and when pressed on the 25A talk during his book tour he even admitted it was never a serious issue.

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well wouldn't that be an admittance he was jnvolved in a coup?

Posted by: willow at April 10, 2019 01:24 PM (r/xAU)

524 513 Sorry to Jack Straw but the tide is turning because Sessions is gone and a real AG is in place. It is happening because after keeping the senate Trump could finally fire Sessions. Trump worked his tail off campaigning for republican Senators and saved the Senate from control by the Dems. If that had happened Session would still be there and so would Mueller with an assist from Rosenstein
Posted by: JBS at April 10, 2019 01:15 PM (LEX/L)
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This posted is rated: TRUE

Posted by: Fact Check at April 10, 2019 01:25 PM (DuAZ5)

525 "aligning with Trump's talking points"

Which reflect objective truth. James Clapper perjured himself repeatedly and should be in shackles.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 10, 2019 01:30 PM (Boy/L)

526
This spying by Obama administration is an indication that they also
thought Hillary would lose in the general election. Why take such a
risk if Hillary was the most qualified candidate ever to run for
President and the experts all said it was a landslide for Hillary?
=====

My from the peanut gallery take is that they wanted to gather intel to keep control of Hillary and minions.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 10, 2019 01:31 PM (MIKMs)

527 "Brian Schatz, actually said he was worried/bothered that people would hear the Obama government spied on Trump from cable news, by which, of course, he meant "Fox News."

Of course, people who watch Fox News would have been aware that Obama's administration spied on Trump for the past two years, they're not going to be informed about this now.

Posted by: savert at April 10, 2019 01:34 PM (RDwMg)

528 If you think any of this is going to change minds, I don't know. Romney was right about the 47%. Even if you present clear evidence the Obama campaign spied on and then attempted a clear setup of Trump campaign officials... they won't believe you. Just read the comments of that tweet.

They believe the Russia conspiracy... believe it. Because they believe it - they actually don't care about the spying.. in fact they argue it was clearly warranted.

Posted by: Reality Man at April 10, 2019 01:36 PM (xOBRH)

529 The insurrectionist leftwing media is involved up to its freaking neck in the coup attempt. They were outright paid by Fusion GPS to plant collusion stories, which arguably was a campaign finance violation at a minimum.

I've always thought if the cucky GOP pushed it the Left would go fullbore with the insurrection. We'll see if that was right soon enough.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 10, 2019 01:42 PM (7zptT)

530 Hasn't Clapper already been caught in a lie about whether the NSA was spying on non-Trump Americans? Talk about an non-credible authority. Perhaps Aaron Blake wants to dig up Nixon for advice on who is and is not a crook?

Posted by: Anotheranon at April 10, 2019 01:45 PM (ss6yq)

531 Bridge to all decks-- condition RED !
All engines stop!


Collusion Alert! Collusion Alert!

Posted by: mikeyG at April 10, 2019 01:45 PM (LL1Be)

532 Anotheranon, 530:

Exactly. I mean, if Clapper says they didn't do it, that settles it! Just like when he said the NSA did not collect metadata on millions of Americans.
...
Not wittingly.

Posted by: JPS at April 10, 2019 01:52 PM (hQC1x)

533 So, following on from the previous thread on this...

Yes, it certainly appears that the scales are tipping to the "IDIOTS" explanation.

I mean, these "elite" "experts" seem to be utterly clueless as to how things actually do work, let alone how they are SUPPOSED to work.

I love one of the responses to Bertrand's tweet - "meeting with Russians to get dirt on Hillary seems bad".

Right. Probably worse that Hillary actively worked with the Russians to CREATE dirt on Trump, and then had the intelligence community SET UP the Trump campaign to appear as if they were meeting with Russians to get dirt on Hillary.

Meanwhile, if said "dirt" were legitimate, true, and obtained legally, I'm not sure why I should care WHO that dirt came from. Contrary to popular belief, the Russians are not actually the #1 chief bogeyman the Democrats (suddenly deciding they aren't best pals with Russia) would have us believe.

If the Russians had hacked Hillary to get her emails - which it appears they did not, as they were downloaded by an insider - then the legality of getting that from Russia (or anyone else that committed a crime in obtaining dirt) would become an issue.

Of course, that didn't actually happen. Whether or not any crime outside of breaking internal FBI / DOJ / CIA / NSA rules and policies was committed by Hillary / the DNC / Fusion GPS / Perkins Coie is an open question. We do know for a fact that laundering the payment through her law firm and not reporting it as an election expense was a crime. So, let's start there and assume more laws were broken.

Certainly this reinforces that Democrats will break the law and then project their own lawlessness on their opponents. As they have been doing with virtually everything since time began.

Posted by: deadrody at April 10, 2019 02:17 PM (svv54)

534 Mr. Universe: There is no news. There is only the truth of the signal. What I see. And, there's the puppet theater the Parliament jesters foist on the somnambulant public.

Posted by: SMOD at April 10, 2019 02:18 PM (QkjLD)

535 528 If you think any of this is going to change minds, I don't know. Romney was right about the 47%. Even if you present clear evidence the Obama campaign spied on and then attempted a clear setup of Trump campaign officials... they won't believe you. Just read the comments of that tweet.


Posted by: Reality Man at April 10, 2019 01:36 PM (xOBRH)


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Eh, not really. Did you read last night's ONT ?

I think it was linked there last night, maybe the night before.

The Democrats on Twitter do not actually represent all Democrats. They're the nuttiest of the nutters. And I bet when it is PROVEN that illegal spying took place, even some of them will be swayed.

Posted by: deadrody at April 10, 2019 02:19 PM (svv54)

536 I have to laugh. What Barr is saying is not only common knowledge, but pitifully obvious. An investigation that occurs without knowledge of the suspect involves spying on that suspect, listening to his conversations, following him around, trying to get moles into his organization to report back.

To decide to investigate a presidential campaign is a pretty heavy lift - there should be overwhelming evidence of a problem before such an act is authorized, for very obvious reasons. The decision should be taken carefully, and in the least partisan manner possible.

Any of that happen with Trump?

Seems to me they got some pretty slim evidence, then followed it up with a very intrusive and partisan investigation. Every rule was bent (if not broken) and every rock overturned. And they didn't find shit.

Which means:

1) The rules need to change to launch such a thing.
2) Some heads need to roll.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at April 10, 2019 02:40 PM (AJj50)

537 You take a shot at the king you'd better not miss. The Dems took their shot......

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at April 10, 2019 02:41 PM (AJj50)

538 I mean, fuck these guys. If the Dems had any credibility left (which they don't) they would be INSISTING on exactly this investigation, to find out what went so horribly wrong. If only to protect themselves from accusations....and from TRUMP doing the same shit to them.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at April 10, 2019 02:43 PM (AJj50)

539 By the by, I'm willing to concede, up front, that the media and Dems got in a giant circle jerk and convinced themselves of something that wasn't true.

But see, punishing these assholes severely, even if it was an honest "mistake" , will help prevent this crap from every happening again to anyone.

Why the fuck am I so careful with guns? Do I plan to shoot anyone? Nope. Because if I even accidentally shoot someone, the consequences are pretty damn severe. Cops, maybe a trial, jail time, lawsuits, guilt.

Our intelligence agencies and DOJ are loaded fucking weapons. They are life ruinators. They are not to be toyed with, or directed against an american politician at the slightest suspicion. This is a non-fucking partisan issue dumb-asses.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at April 10, 2019 02:48 PM (AJj50)

540 Jack: "A FISA warrant is a two-step warrant meaning you can spy on the target and on anyone within two hops from them. For all intents this meant everyone on the Trump campaign and beyond."

If i'm not mistaken, that is true for a certain category of FISA warrant only - which necessitates the presumption in the application that the target is actually an active foreign agent. So the coup plotters also expect us to believe that, for over a year, they knew Page was a Russian spy, allowed him to provide Russia with the benefits of his spying, and then never actually charged him. Good grief.

Posted by: exdemocrat at April 10, 2019 03:38 PM (GmndG)

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