Hugh Hewitt: The Failure to Confess That the Steele Rumor-Sheet Was Paid for By Hillary and the DNC is a "Damning Omission"

Hewitt was a former prosecutor who reviewed many similar applications.

Yes, a footnote said, vaguely, that the Steele Smear Document was commissioned by a "political" source. That's not quite the same as saying "Donald Trump's opponent in this election commissioned this word salad of unverified rumors and smears, and his opponent now seeks to initiate criminal process against him to even out the email investigation against her."

Here's a bit of what Hewitt wrote:

Upon publication of the Nunes memo, a retired federal judge emailed me: "There is not an officer of the court in the land who in the context of this particular application to the FISA court should not have identified the source of the information as having been the [Democratic National Committee] and the Clinton Campaign. If I had granted the application and then subsequently learned that the information was sourced to the DNC and the Campaign, I would have rescinded the authorization and issued a show-cause order to the Government to explain who and why this sourcing was not made known to the court. The fact (if it be that) that the Government told the court that it was a political source, but did not identify who, in this particular instance, is highly probative that the Government purposely misled the court."

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1 I'll get the others

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 06, 2018 12:03 PM (ZQfW9)

2 So everyone is jumping on the bandwagon now even as the Democrats are still in the "cheatin' husband mode'.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 06, 2018 12:03 PM (mpXpK)

3 Allahpundit hardest hit. I've clicked my last link to anything at tepid air. Fuck those guys.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 06, 2018 12:05 PM (+1EJs)

4 th

Posted by: wth at February 06, 2018 12:05 PM (HgMAr)

5 2 So everyone is jumping on the bandwagon now even as the Democrats are still in the "cheatin' husband mode'.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 06, 2018 12:03 PM (mpXpK)

I was ministering to her!

Posted by: joncelli, nominal Lutheran at February 06, 2018 12:05 PM (RD7QR)

6 If it walk like the Stasi and talks like the Stasi, it might be the Stasi.

Posted by: kathysaysso at February 06, 2018 12:06 PM (vkS2Z)

7 I bet he was real somber while admitting it....

Posted by: steevy at February 06, 2018 12:06 PM (LiyEm)

8 Someone needs to draw a flow chart of events and players, its getting real confusing, especially the timelines.

Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 12:06 PM (a0IVu)

9 Hugh is awfully laid back, the FBI reports to the duly elected President of the United States and it has decided to "go to war" with him.

It must be nice being at worst a "kept conservative stress on the word CON" and at best a "better dead than rude" republican.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2018 12:07 PM (SzZnW)

10 trying to save whatever is left of his "HONOR" like Andy McCarthy

Posted by: MISHBOT at February 06, 2018 12:07 PM (y3aQB)

11 Dems are saying that their memo said the FISA judge was informed of the political bias of the source.

Wouldn't that mean the judge was in on it, too?

Posted by: blasterBOT at February 06, 2018 12:07 PM (Z5y53)

12 8 Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 12:06 PM (a0IVu)

Forbes has an interactive timeline.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2018 12:07 PM (SzZnW)

13
Its pretty nice to be in govt where you can break the law and never face accountability. Its kinda like being an illegal immigrant.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 06, 2018 12:08 PM (r+sAi)

14 They were so sure they would find such a great big skeleton that it would swamp the Trump campaign and send him to the bottom like Marky Mark and George Clooney in the Perfect Storm, they went all in on a bluff.

And then the discovered the Nothingburger of Doom.


But But Mueller must soldier on.....COLLUSION!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 06, 2018 12:08 PM (ymnmz)

15 You know who this helps?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 06, 2018 12:08 PM (GZ9c7)

16 Not to forget that the stalking horse, Carter Page, was actually a longtime undercover FBI employee and not the "spy" they claimed in the warrant application. This stinks to high, high heaven.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Obama Survivor at February 06, 2018 12:08 PM (LISuA)

17 11 Dems are saying that their memo said the FISA judge was informed of the political bias of the source.

Wouldn't that mean the judge was in on it, too?
Posted by: blasterBOT at February 06, 2018 12:07 PM (Z5y53)

Good Lord, that would make it WORSE.

Posted by: joncelli, nominal Lutheran at February 06, 2018 12:09 PM (RD7QR)

18 AllahPundit is so 2008.

Posted by: Is it just me? at February 06, 2018 12:09 PM (Q3oNv)

19 Maybe to help America understand this, Law & Order SUV can do an episode on it explaining how this went down

Dozens will be educated...

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 06, 2018 12:09 PM (FZYNt)

20 11 Posted by: blasterBOT at February 06, 2018 12:07 PM (Z5y53)

Yes, which explains the FISC's relative silence and indifference to the alleged "perjurious intent" of the FBI....

FISC does not have a big problem with what the Obama admin was doing, which is why it should be undone.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2018 12:09 PM (SzZnW)

21 Carter Page was a mole?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 06, 2018 12:09 PM (GZ9c7)

22 Confused? Mission accomplished.

Posted by: Deep State Fucks at February 06, 2018 12:09 PM (9hZ6N)

23 12
8 Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 12:06 PM (a0IVu)

Forbes has an interactive timeline.


Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2018 12:07 PM (SzZnW)
Thanks!Am off to check it out.

Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 12:09 PM (a0IVu)

24 Someone needs to draw a flow chart of events and players, its getting real confusing, especially the timelines. Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 12:06 PM (a0IVu)
=====

They are all related. FedGov should publish a Debrett's or Almanach de Gotha every year.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 06, 2018 12:09 PM (MIKMs)

25 Is he undertaking to explain to Democrats that this is a form of lying and lying is wrong? Maybe he should start with something easier, like teaching boulders to fetch.

Posted by: Clay, unimpressed with your wokeness at February 06, 2018 12:09 PM (k+zgr)

26 18 Posted by: Is it just me? at February 06, 2018 12:09 PM (Q3oNv)

Hey be nice, he has a hard on that has lasted 4 months in anticipation of a blue wave...

AllahPundit is a republican in the sense McCain is.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2018 12:10 PM (SzZnW)

27 "highly probative that the Government purposely misled the court."
..........
yeah.. no shit, Sherlock.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 06, 2018 12:10 PM (so+oy)

28 What's the exact text of the "footnote"?

Posted by: mrp at February 06, 2018 12:10 PM (Pqytn)

29 11 Dems are saying that their memo said the FISA judge was informed of the political bias of the source.

Wouldn't that mean the judge was in on it, too?

Posted by: blasterBOT at February 06, 2018 12:07 PM (Z5y53)


Yeah, I'm going to want PROOF of that.

Posted by: Tami at February 06, 2018 12:10 PM (Enq6K)

30 is hugh sill smearing mitts' excrement all over the sides of his playpen? or, is he on the bill kristolmeth cruise to the gates of hell?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 06, 2018 12:11 PM (KP5rU)

31 you know what it is?


Fugazi!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 06, 2018 12:11 PM (so+oy)

32 Confused? Mission accomplished.
Posted by: Deep State Fucks at February 06, 2018 12:09 PM (9hZ6N)

---------

*fistbump*

Posted by: The MSM, Now With 22% More Truthy Goodness at February 06, 2018 12:11 PM (GZ9c7)

33 Without the dossier, the case for spying on Page was "some Russians tried to get close to him and didn't."

Which is pretty thin gruel.

The dossier spices it up to say Trump and Russia are a thing, so it is no surprise that Page and Russians are close....

Posted by: blasterBOT at February 06, 2018 12:12 PM (Z5y53)

34 Ya think? Hugh is a goper for sure but he may be coming around. About time.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at February 06, 2018 12:13 PM (0OmEj)

35 Posted by: Tami at February 06, 2018 12:10 PM (Enq6K)
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Well, Both Hannity & Gregg Jarrett's sources said it was full of lies

Posted by: MISHBOT at February 06, 2018 12:13 PM (y3aQB)

36 Why would anyone give any credence to the claim of the Dems in general, and Schiff in particular, on this or any other matter? The judge is likely to have been deceived seems likelier than the judge was in on it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 06, 2018 12:13 PM (fA1SL)

37 If some enterprising young reporter(s) wanted to make their bones, this is the Watergate of their generation.

Of course, most young reporters are happy to just be spoonfed their articles by people who have already written the script for them.

And there is no way that their editors will let any of this see the light of day.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at February 06, 2018 12:14 PM (uDcBt)

38 Wouldn't that mean the judge was in on it, too?

Is that judge a BJ Cliton appointee? If so, that's not exactly going to work in the FBI's or the Dems favor.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 06, 2018 12:14 PM (tRaq7)

39 @36 - kinda my point. The Dems say the judge knew like that is a good thing.

Posted by: blasterBOT at February 06, 2018 12:14 PM (Z5y53)

40 Instapundit linked this Forbes FBI- GPS Fusion timeline last night. I thought it was informative:

LINK: https://preview.tinyurl.com/ya4johkp

Posted by: mrp at February 06, 2018 12:15 PM (Pqytn)

41 What's your problem?

And more importantly, what's your name?

Posted by: FISA judge at February 06, 2018 12:15 PM (4ErVI)

42 http://bit.ly/2GR9fx0
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Ex-FBI Special Agent Takes Blowtorch To Comey: He Made Up Own Rules, "Predetermined" Clinton Probe (VIDEO)

Posted by: MISHBOT at February 06, 2018 12:15 PM (y3aQB)

43 omeone needs to draw a flow chart of events and players, its getting real confusing, especially the timelines. Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 12:06 PM (a0IVu)

==

Forbes actually published a timeline
someone linked it on the ont

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybk7hu9p

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 06, 2018 12:16 PM (hMwEB)

44 And the ultimate damning fact...

Comey signed off on it THREE times..

and ROSENSTEIN signed off on it LONG after the memo had become public knowledge... LONG after questions were raised in the US press about the 'report'.

As did the JUDGES in the case.

Posted by: Don Q'Bot at February 06, 2018 12:16 PM (NgKpN)

45 Here's how stupid the redactions are in the Grassley memo....


http://tinyurl.com/yaeeq599


Scroll down to the bottom of page 1....footnote number 5.

They redacted the name of a friggin' Washington Post article!

Dafuq?!

Posted by: Tami at February 06, 2018 12:16 PM (Enq6K)

46 oops mrp has it

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 06, 2018 12:16 PM (hMwEB)

47 Progressives must lie. Part of their makeup.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 06, 2018 12:16 PM (BtQd4)

48 Yeah, Andy McCarthy was laughably naive in his article a day or two ago. I don't think he's noticed the rot that has been setting in for the last 20 years.

Posted by: WOPR (Russian BOTS are pikers) at February 06, 2018 12:17 PM (ES266)

49 There's no actual text of the footnote? I read somewhere that it was something on the order of "the source MAY (emphasis mine) be political". Is that correct?

Posted by: mrp at February 06, 2018 12:17 PM (Pqytn)

50 At this point you've got to think they're just blanket granting anything that comes to the FISA court.

I don't think that's true, though. I thought I read something several years ago that they do deny stuff that comes across the desk.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 06, 2018 12:17 PM (4ErVI)

51 That FISA application was like giving an apple to a retarded person for ...a... well, you know. But for one fact, that judge won't retarded, and he'd..you know...for nothing.

Posted by: Eromero at February 06, 2018 12:17 PM (zLDYs)

52
For the first time in my adult life a republican president has both the democrats and their media lapdogs on the run. And for that I sincerely thank PDT

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 06, 2018 12:18 PM (lKyWE)

53 TepidAir has a Patterico post saying the judge had all of the information he needed to make an informed decision.

Yeah, the same foot note Hewitt is writing about.

Posted by: DanMan at February 06, 2018 12:18 PM (XTiHL)

54 Pawlenty gearing to run for GOV again. The excitement is Pawpable!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Resting Comfortably at February 06, 2018 12:18 PM (1VKZm)

55 Sedition.

It's what's for dinner.

Posted by: JAS at February 06, 2018 12:18 PM (7JbXq)

56 >>37
this is the Watergate of their generation. Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at February 06, 2018 12:14 PM (uDcBt)

We're not gonna have Hillary Clinton to kick around anymore!

Posted by: Zod at February 06, 2018 12:18 PM (Bdeb0)

57 Justin Trudeau interrupts woman to tell her to use "peoplekind"instead of mankind because it is "more inclusive"

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/287983/

Posted by: steevy at February 06, 2018 12:18 PM (LiyEm)

58 Is that word-salad gluten-free?

Posted by: response of average millennial to this revelation at February 06, 2018 12:18 PM (42M22)

59 53 TepidAir has a Patterico post saying the judge had all of the information he needed to make an informed decision.

Patterico's gone native. Fuck that guy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 06, 2018 12:18 PM (NWiLs)

60 We're not gonna have Hillary Clinton to kick around anymore!


Posted by: Zod at February 06, 2018 12:18 PM (Bdeb0)
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What happened?

Posted by: RioBravo at February 06, 2018 12:19 PM (5NMZN)

61 >>>I would have rescinded the authorization and issued a show-cause order to the Government to explain who and why this sourcing was not made known to the court.


the hack FISA judge has done nothing except rubberstamp crap the hack judge knew was crap. the hack judge has convicted herself.

Posted by: x at February 06, 2018 12:19 PM (nFwvY)

62 Patterico is a #nevertrumper

Posted by: The MSM, Now With 22% More Truthy Goodness at February 06, 2018 12:19 PM (GZ9c7)

63 3 Allahpundit hardest hit. I've clicked my last link to anything at tepid air. Fuck those guys.
Posted by: Minnfidel at February 06, 2018 12:05 PM (+1EJs)

Concur... is there any way we could get a warning if a link goes to Hot Air?

I don't want to give them traffic...

Posted by: Don Q'Bot at February 06, 2018 12:19 PM (NgKpN)

64 57 Justin Trudeau interrupts woman to tell her to use "peoplekind"instead of mankind because it is "more inclusive"

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/287983/
Posted by: steevy at February 06, 2018 12:18 PM (LiyEm)

He talks like a fag and his shit's all retarded.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 06, 2018 12:19 PM (NWiLs)

65 "highly probative that the Government purposely misled the court."


Ok. And - so - what?

Posted by: Lance Silverstone at February 06, 2018 12:19 PM (ECDXs)

66 57 Justin Trudeau interrupts woman to tell her to use "peoplekind"instead of mankind because it is "more inclusive"

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/287983/
Posted by: steevy at February 06, 2018 12:18 PM (LiyEm)

Good Lord, the soyboy is STRONG with this one.

Posted by: joncelli, nominal Lutheran at February 06, 2018 12:19 PM (RD7QR)

67 Carter Page wasn't a "stalking horse." He was a trojan horse.

Posted by: JAS at February 06, 2018 12:19 PM (7JbXq)

68 Oops. Bad sock. Bad.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 06, 2018 12:20 PM (GZ9c7)

69 The Deep State was working overtime to nuke Trump once he became a credible threat.

BTW, the Steele Dossier seems to have been handed around more than a cheap hooker when the fleet makes port.

Posted by: WOPR (Russian BOTS are pikers) at February 06, 2018 12:20 PM (ES266)

70 57 Justin Trudeau interrupts woman to tell her to use "peoplekind"instead of mankind because it is "more inclusive"

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/287983/
Posted by: steevy


"Bitch, say 'peoplekind' or shut your whore mouth!"

Posted by: Justin Trudeau at February 06, 2018 12:20 PM (42M22)

71 FISA Applicant: Judge, Hillary Clinton would like us to open an investigation on her opponenet in the Presidential campaign.

FISA Judge: Well what evidence of cime do you have.

FISA Applicant: We heard from a guy, who heard from Sydney Blumenethal who, heard from.....

FISA Judge: OK thats enough. Warrant Granted.




Is that how it went?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 06, 2018 12:20 PM (ymnmz)

72 38 Wouldn't that mean the judge was in on it, too?

Is that judge a BJ Cliton appointee? If so, that's not exactly going to work in the FBI's or the Dems favor.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 06, 2018 12:14 PM (tRaq7)

****

I thought it was an Obama appointed judge - the same one who recused himself from the Flynn case after the "memo" started making the rounds (or so the speculation was).

Posted by: lymond at February 06, 2018 12:20 PM (Jvjtu)

73 This like a slow golf game. Dems Par Trump Tar Fore. Caddy Shack remake.

Posted by: Cheshire cat blinking at February 06, 2018 12:20 PM (7ZiDC)

74 The hack FISA judge?

You mean Contreras? The Holder bag-man.

Posted by: JAS at February 06, 2018 12:21 PM (7JbXq)

75 What's an inclusive expression for brain damaged, worthless, piece of excrement with pretty hair?

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at February 06, 2018 12:21 PM (nBr1j)

76 Obviously, the fucking judges are in on it.

Posted by: Some dope at February 06, 2018 12:21 PM (PosEm)

77 Love the Conservative Treehouse article about how Carter Page was working for the FBI for years and even helping them put Russian spies in prison, until just a few months before the FISA application accused him of being a Russian agent. What, no link?!?!?! Sorry. Driving.

That story is the last nail in the FBI's coffin.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 06, 2018 12:21 PM (O033+)

78 75 Justin Trudeau

Posted by: steevy at February 06, 2018 12:21 PM (LiyEm)

79 75 What's an inclusive expression for brain damaged, worthless, piece of excrement with pretty hair?
Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at February 06, 2018 12:21 PM (nBr1j)

John Edwards

Posted by: Insomniac at February 06, 2018 12:21 PM (NWiLs)

80 Good Lord, the soyboy is STRONG with this one.
Posted by: joncelli


"soyboy" -- heh, I'll have to stat using that one.

Posted by: zombie at February 06, 2018 12:21 PM (42M22)

81 75 What's an inclusive expression for brain damaged, worthless, piece of excrement with pretty hair?

Silky pony?

Posted by: Lowfibass at February 06, 2018 12:21 PM (BrqlK)

82 yet there are whacko never-trumpers Patterico and Allahpundit saying this "omission" by Nunes in his memo discredits the memo.

Better classification for these 2: democrats.

Posted by: jb at February 06, 2018 12:22 PM (CIBIw)

83 >>60
We're not gonna have Hillary Clinton to kick around anymore!
Posted by: Zod at February 06, 2018 12:18 PM (Bdeb0)
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What happened? Posted by: RioBravo at February 06, 2018 12:19 PM (5NMZN)

Nothing, just trying on the Clinton-as-Nixon trope for fit; not a very good one. Was gonna go with Seth Rich/Deepthroat, but that field's been tilled once too often...

Posted by: Zod at February 06, 2018 12:22 PM (Bdeb0)

84
jimmie the weasel comey wears dick tracy underoos
(probably)

Posted by: azaleas city at February 06, 2018 12:22 PM (WX+x0)

85 how many thumbs does the judge have?

Posted by: x at February 06, 2018 12:22 PM (nFwvY)

86 Carter Page worked under cover for the FBI to get evidence of Russian wrong doing. Then his rubbing elbows with Russians was used as an excuse to spy on him.

Posted by: PhilDirt at February 06, 2018 12:22 PM (5abNW)

87 75 What's an inclusive expression for brain damaged, worthless, piece of excrement with pretty hair?
Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at February 06, 2018 12:21 PM (nBr1j)

Person of Douchebagness

Posted by: joncelli, nominal Lutheran at February 06, 2018 12:22 PM (RD7QR)

88 And I would have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for you meddling kids!

Posted by: Old Man Comey at February 06, 2018 12:22 PM (GZ9c7)

89 77. After Bugler? Please.....there's not even a single nail in their coffin yet.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 06, 2018 12:23 PM (fA1SL)

90 Who broke the blog?

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 06, 2018 12:23 PM (+1EJs)

91 If the court was politically predisposed to authorize whatever was presented to it by law enforcement with respect to investigating Trump and rubber stamped the FISA warrant request, then what?

Posted by: Sirius the Canine Oundit at February 06, 2018 12:23 PM (LBO1U)

92 I have no idea how this went on for so long without somebody putting a stop to the outrageous and illegal civil rights violating lawlessness other than massive and embedded unabashed corruption in the FBI and DOJ. Time for heads to roll and necks to be stretched. As an example for the rest of the deep state and future would-be public servants. Oh and wile we are at it rico the msm please.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at February 06, 2018 12:23 PM (0OmEj)

93 Obviously, the fucking judges are in on it.
Posted by: Some dope
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Tacitly. As a matter of their personal ideology, rather than the law.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 06, 2018 12:23 PM (y3sT9)

94

So it begs the question:

What does the FISA court judge have to say for him/herself?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 06, 2018 12:23 PM (Mh+OQ)

95 Something. Something. Teams of Lawmowermen. White Vans. Woodchippers. The Great Vanishing. Fertilizer. Booming home gardens across the country a year later. Throwing positive vibes for the Missing.

Posted by: Monk at February 06, 2018 12:24 PM (g4lFK)

96 86 Carter Page worked under cover for the FBI to get evidence of Russian wrong doing. Then his rubbing elbows with Russians was used as an excuse to spy on him.
Posted by: PhilDirt at February 06, 2018 12:22 PM (5abNW)

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Sweet!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 06, 2018 12:24 PM (GZ9c7)

97
how many thumbs does the judge have?
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From what is coming out now, not opposable ones.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 06, 2018 12:24 PM (MIKMs)

98 The scene pretty much just writes itself:

Hillary and her campaign management sitting at a table. Someone mentions how much it would level Trumps claims of crooked Hillary, if they only had something to accuse him of.

Long pause, then a quiet voice says "Why don't we accuse him of what WE did? After all, we know enough of the facts to make a damning accusation."

BRILLIANT! And so the story begins...

Posted by: Advo at February 06, 2018 12:24 PM (ekVHT)

99 Jas , i don't know if Judge Contreras is the same Judge that was running The Flynn case?

But yeah Contreras worked with Eric Holder back in the day.

Posted by: willow at February 06, 2018 12:24 PM (Z8j2x)

100 None of it matters if the Democrats retake the house.Complete bullshit or not,Trump will be impeached.

Posted by: steevy at February 06, 2018 12:24 PM (LiyEm)

101 In US Government, due diligence is not a requirement beyond the door from the latrine.

Posted by: Fritz at February 06, 2018 12:25 PM (2Mnv1)

102 one other thing: let's suppose Allahidiot and Patterico are correct.

Then it would mean:
1. FIB/DOJ had to judge shop to get FISA approved. (they failed the 1st time)
2. There are corrupt judges that signed off on this, as they are democrats/libs who are of the "smart latina" mode of Constitutional interpretation

Posted by: jb at February 06, 2018 12:25 PM (CIBIw)

103 Geez, are we talking about an "alleged" footnote? Because no one seems to be able to produce the exact text of the footnote itself.

Posted by: mrp at February 06, 2018 12:25 PM (Pqytn)

104 didn't DOJ have to sign off?

Posted by: willow at February 06, 2018 12:25 PM (Z8j2x)

105 61 >>>I would have rescinded the authorization and issued a show-cause order to the Government to explain who and why this sourcing was not made known to the court.


the hack FISA judge has done nothing except rubberstamp crap the hack judge knew was crap. the hack judge has convicted herself.
Posted by: x at February 06, 2018 12:19 PM (nFwvY)

Yeah... FISA was just reauthorized, and supposedly Nunes put some new language in for more protection...

But the only thing I've found online with the actual verbiage really didn't change a dang thing.

Like... if someone searches all the data they have collected, and finds something, they have 24 hours to get a warrant... AFTER THEY FIND IT.... the only penalty they have for NOT getting a warrant is they can't use it in court.

So they can search the shit out of you... with no warrant, then either get an Ex Post Facto Warrant, OR, they can use it anywhere BUT a Court...

Language of the latest bill is scary.

Posted by: Don Q'Bot at February 06, 2018 12:25 PM (NgKpN)

106
Therefore there cannot be any obstruction of justice in this entire matter because 'justice' was never being sought in this farce.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 06, 2018 12:26 PM (Mh+OQ)

107
The debate about how all this is done is humorous, the purpose of the whole scam was to spy on and frame a political opponent.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 06, 2018 12:26 PM (r+sAi)

108 Yeah, a few judges are in on it, and maybe some others would agree with the sentiment, but damn few professionals will actively besmirch their professional reputation (let alone torch it) for someone else's political gain.

My bet is the FISA judge that most vociferously demands a head is the one that signed off.

Posted by: Advo at February 06, 2018 12:27 PM (Ms4Um)

109 Justin Trudeau interrupts woman to tell her to use "peoplekind" instead of mankind because it is "more inclusive"

That's when you wokesplain him back. "Actually, peoplekind isn't the preferred term, because it excludes otherkin. Please try to be more sensitive next time."

Posted by: bonhomme at February 06, 2018 12:27 PM (iv0p7)

110 Geez, are we talking about an "alleged" footnote?
Because no one seems to be able to produce the exact text of the
footnote itself.
Posted by: mrp at February 06, 2018 12:25 PM


Well, I, for one, don't really want any of my footnotes coming out.

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at February 06, 2018 12:27 PM (ctuyM)

111 Is FBI Secret Agent Carter Page's seeming ineptitude and simple-mindedness just an act, his cover? Or is he actually an idiot being played for a patsy?

Posted by: davidt at February 06, 2018 12:27 PM (kyG8i)

112 Why don't we know the FISA Judges name, Is that national security also. If I were that Judge I would have already been reviewing those warrants on testimony. What gives, Im an ignorant fool even if the info was spilled as a deplorable how could I get the jest of it. With the monopoly media word usage all will be well.

Posted by: Cheshire cat blinking at February 06, 2018 12:27 PM (7ZiDC)

113 Contreras was removed from the Flynn case.

Posted by: JAS at February 06, 2018 12:27 PM (7JbXq)

114 94

So it begs the question:

What does the FISA court judge have to say for him/herself?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 06, 2018 12:23 PM (Mh+OQ)

Scarier... the FISA Court 'finding' is supposed to be independently done every time, to renew.

Some read that as saying it needs to be a New Judge every time...

But details on all this stuff is really murky...

Posted by: Don Q'Bot at February 06, 2018 12:28 PM (NgKpN)

115 So where, pray tell, are the judges that were lied to, and what are they doing to the perpetrators?

Seems to me that there is a penalty for perjury, and that any self-respecting judge would bring down the long arm of the law on that sort of behavior.

Unless, of course, they judge-shopped and found sympathetic types, who would then provide cover for malfeasance.

At which point, DJT needs to do a little culling of the herd, so to speak.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 06, 2018 12:28 PM (7UW64)

116 109 Justin Trudeau interrupts woman to tell her to use "peoplekind" instead of mankind because it is "more inclusive"

That's when you wokesplain him back. "Actually, peoplekind isn't the preferred term, because it excludes otherkin. Please try to be more sensitive next time."
Posted by: bonhomme

having formally been a resident of Manitoba, now Peopletoba, I think this is bullshit

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 06, 2018 12:28 PM (FZYNt)

117 50 At this point you've got to think they're just blanket granting anything that comes to the FISA court.

I don't think that's true, though. I thought I read something several years ago that they do deny stuff that comes across the desk.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 06, 2018 12:17 PM (4ErVI)


In fairness, in a properly functioning system, no application would be made unless there were compelling circumstances to do so, in which case granting the request would be appropriate.

Which is not to say the present system is necessarily functioning properly. But if the vast majority of such requests were valid, I can see where a judge might whiff on the odd duff one.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 06, 2018 12:29 PM (jJMO3)

118 28 What's the exact text of the "footnote"?
________________________

According to reports, the footnote said the dossier "might be political."

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 06, 2018 12:29 PM (fqUgw)

119 Anyone show this to Patterico? Or have we stopped giving a wet fart what he thinks?

Posted by: Sausage McMuffin at February 06, 2018 12:30 PM (e4ZX9)

120 109 Justin Trudeau interrupts woman to tell her to use "peoplekind" instead of mankind because it is "more inclusive"

"How about 'shitheadkind' so as to include you explicitly?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 06, 2018 12:30 PM (jJMO3)

121 120 109 Justin Trudeau interrupts woman to tell her to use "peoplekind" instead of mankind because it is "more inclusive"

"How about 'shitheadkind' so as to include you explicitly?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 06, 2018 12:30 PM (jJMO3)

Hey, Justin, buy a dictionary. Read it. Learn to use real words instead of making up your own to fit your bullshit politics.

Yer suppose to lead, not follow, asshole.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 06, 2018 12:32 PM (7UW64)

122 Damning omission =/= "nothingburger"

Go figure

Posted by: Lizzy at February 06, 2018 12:32 PM (W+vEI)

123 Something. Something. Teams of Lawmowermen. White Vans. Woodchippers. The Great Vanishing. Fertilizer. Booming home gardens across the country a year later. Throwing positive vibes for the Missing.

Posted by: Monk
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The Tree of Liberty flourishing.

Posted by: Thomas Jefferson at February 06, 2018 12:32 PM (FJXGr)

124 Peoplekind? Is that even s proper word?

Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 12:32 PM (PvV+2)

125 https://tinyurl.com/ybpf44cg

"Contreras is an Obama appointee who also sat on the FISA court while the Trump team was under surveillance by the Obama administration.

...

In fact every single FISA Court judge was appointed during the Obama administration"

Posted by: lymond at February 06, 2018 12:33 PM (Jvjtu)

126 124 Peoplekind? Is that even s proper word?

Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 12:32 PM (PvV+2)

To ask is to answer.

Bullshit walks.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 06, 2018 12:33 PM (7UW64)

127 Hmmmm, site will not load on my PC but loads OK on my phone.

Anyone else having a similar issue?

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at February 06, 2018 12:34 PM (BXgwl)

128 >>Peoplekind? Is that even s proper word?

ProgressiveThink is killing grammar.
Already destroyed person pronouns...

Posted by: Lizzy at February 06, 2018 12:34 PM (W+vEI)

129 Anyone seen where I put my Pussy Memos?...CARP 'eh ...right..ta.

Posted by: saf at February 06, 2018 12:34 PM (cS/ge)

130 >>In fact every single FISA Court judge was appointed during the Obama administration"


Seriously starting to look like everyone was in on it.
Calling DC a swamp is too kind.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 06, 2018 12:35 PM (W+vEI)

131 The judges need to be named. Surely, at a minimum, when the dossier came out in Buzzfeed, even the most dumbass judge would have recognized it. Why then were the FBInsurgents not called on the carpet?

Denmark isn't the only place with something rotten in it.

Posted by: George LeS at February 06, 2018 12:36 PM (+TcCF)

132
Justin Trudeau interrupts woman to tell her to use "peoplekind" instead of mankind because it is "more inclusive"

That's when you wokesplain him back. "Actually, peoplekind isn't the preferred term, because it excludes otherkin. Please try to be more sensitive next time." Posted by: bonhomme

having formally been a resident of Manitoba, now Peopletoba, I think this is bullshit


Posted by: Rick in SK at February 06, 2018 12:28 PM (FZYNt)



We have now advanced to the stage where world leaders talk like they're in a childrens cartoon

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 06, 2018 12:36 PM (lKyWE)

133 Looks like teh Swamp jammed through the FISA RE authorization just in time

Fucking snakes.

We need to bring back Horse whipping in the public square.

Posted by: Some dope at February 06, 2018 12:36 PM (FXK8m)

134 124 Peoplekind? Is that even s proper word?
Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 12:32 PM (PvV+2)


No. It's an illiterate neologism.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 06, 2018 12:36 PM (jJMO3)

135 Nice to see a former NeverTrumper like Hugh Hewitt finally get on board.

With immigration, he was one of the open borders WSJ hacks calling those of us in California who first saw the immigration problems "racist" back in the 1990s, until the problems became too palpable for him to pretend anymore.

Better late than never, I guess.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 06, 2018 12:36 PM (ujg0T)

136 DJIA now UP 219. Like. A. Superball.

Posted by: joncelli, nominal Lutheran at February 06, 2018 12:37 PM (RD7QR)

137 >>>>>In fact every single FISA Court judge was appointed during the Obama administration"

Appointed to the FISC or appointed to the federal judiciary?

Because neither is true.

So maybe you mean a third?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Resting Comfortably at February 06, 2018 12:37 PM (1VKZm)

138 See even a retired federal judge from (presumedly) the state of California knows it was a Sh!+show.

Posted by: simplemind at February 06, 2018 12:38 PM (Mhm6d)

139 Mister fact check is here.

Posted by: steevy at February 06, 2018 12:39 PM (LiyEm)

140 9 Hugh is awfully laid back, the FBI reports to the duly elected President of the United States and it has decided to "go to war" with him.

It must be nice being at worst a "kept conservative stress on the word CON" and at best a "better dead than rude" republican.
Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2018 12:07 PM (SzZnW)



That's our Hugh! It is sad what has happened to a lot of the Salem Radio Network people. I still like Dennis Prager and Michael Medved, but only for history lectures on the latter.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 06, 2018 12:39 PM (ujg0T)

141 137. You're correct. One was appointed in May 2017. All current members of the court were appointed during the previous administration.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 06, 2018 12:41 PM (fA1SL)

142 141. Correct t read 'All others....& etc.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 06, 2018 12:41 PM (fA1SL)

143 anyone else having problems getting the front page to load?

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 06, 2018 12:42 PM (ZQfW9)

144 79 75 What's an inclusive expression for brain damaged, worthless, piece of excrement with pretty hair?
Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at February 06, 2018 12:21 PM (nBr1j)

John Edwards

Posted by: Insomniac at February 06, 2018 12:21 PM (NWiLs)
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Ha, read my mind.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at February 06, 2018 12:42 PM (Fgc0C)

145 143 anyone else having problems getting the front page to load?
Posted by: AltonJackson at February 06, 2018 12:42 PM (ZQfW9)

All good here.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 06, 2018 12:42 PM (72PAC)

146 43 anyone else having problems getting the front page to load?
Posted by: AltonJackson at February 06, 2018 12:42 PM (ZQfW9)

I am.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 06, 2018 12:43 PM (Ri/rl)

147 >>> You're correct. One was appointed in May 2017. All current members of the court were appointed during the previous administration.

Was May 2017 the previous administration?
Huh.
If terms are 7 years, and previous administration was 8 years, and appointment to federal judiciary varied among different administrations, am I still supposed to read something nefarious here?
Just checking.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Resting Comfortably at February 06, 2018 12:43 PM (1VKZm)

148 Jan, you hopelessly ignorant slut, use the term "peoplekind" from now on.

Posted by: Justin Trudeau at February 06, 2018 12:43 PM (8baKj)

149 "Patterico's gone native. Fuck that guy."

Had a hunch that was the case and it explains why TepidAir posted it. Hugh Hewitt ain't exactly consistent either so I guess we have to keep our heads on a swivel when we read #nevertrumpers

Posted by: DanMan at February 06, 2018 12:43 PM (XTiHL)

150 Can't seem to load the page on my pc but I can on my phone. Weird

Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 12:44 PM (PvV+2)

151 Anybody who can see what is going on, especially politicians, has to be thinking one of two things...

1. They could do this to me.
2. I could do this to them.

Posted by: davidt at February 06, 2018 12:44 PM (kyG8i)

152 147. I corrected the erratum in 140 at 141.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 06, 2018 12:45 PM (fA1SL)

153 10 trying to save whatever is left of his "HONOR" like Andy McCarthy
Posted by: MISHBOT at February 06, 2018 12:07 PM (y3aQB)
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You can read his very soul, eh?

It is possible for people to just be mistaken then see the light. You don't have to ASSUME everyone who disagrees with you has ulterior, shabby motives and you don't have to ASSUME that a change of opinion must be self-serving.

Hewitt made a call to the Dennis Prager show last week abjectly apologizing for thinking Dennis was greatly exaggerating the corruption and toxicity of the Dems.
He admitted that he was blind, naive, and dead wrong.
I suspect he was sincere --- though I can't read his soul.

I have seen the same progression in one of my squishy-RINOish brothers though. The fool was so anti-Trump and (thank heaven) anti-Clinton he didn't even vote in 2016. Now he admits he was a....fool. A damned fool.

My hope is that a lot of squishes turn around like that.
And if we get more Hugh Hewiit types to change their tune --- for whatever reason --- it might help. Can't hurt, anyway.






Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2018 12:45 PM (0jtPF)

154 Site got all fugazied.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 06, 2018 12:45 PM (NWiLs)

155 They mislead the court. Fact. Hang. Them. All.

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 06, 2018 12:45 PM (2sCft)

156 Anyone with site issues right now is probably being spied upon by the NSA.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 06, 2018 12:46 PM (tKW45)

157 I will call bullshit.

Notice how the judiciary always comes out after these decisions and makes absolute statements like not a judge
Or I would never.

Plus everybody has a pretty good idea this was the FISA judge appointed by Obama.

If you somehow believe the judiciary is above reproach, think again

Posted by: Marcus T at February 06, 2018 12:46 PM (+Y04j)

158
Something.Is.Worng.Here.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 06, 2018 12:46 PM (Mh+OQ)

159 The only time I saw a pussy hat was on a short squat bull dog being walked by a woman. Librarian maybe.

Ah squat these Fisa games are a musical orchestra with a Soprano in drag with pinched balls.

Posted by: Cheshire cat blinking at February 06, 2018 12:46 PM (7ZiDC)

160 Damn Trump for exposing the big evil government secret tribunals.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 06, 2018 12:46 PM (3BFzK)

161

never mind

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 06, 2018 12:46 PM (Mh+OQ)

162
All Is Well Again!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 06, 2018 12:47 PM (Mh+OQ)

163 150 Can't seem to load the page on my pc but I can on my phone. Weird
Posted by: IC at February

It won't load on my phone either.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 06, 2018 12:47 PM (Ri/rl)

164 My hope is that a lot of squishes turn around like that.
And if we get more Hugh Hewiit types to change their tune --- for whatever reason --- it might help. Can't hurt, anyway.
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This. X 10.

Posted by: Justin Trudeau at February 06, 2018 12:47 PM (eV2Dp)

165 Why is ace linking to HotAir? I realize it's a John Sexton article but linked in his article is an Allahhorseshit article explaining away the 'vague footnote'.

And do they EVER link to here?

Posted by: Tami at February 06, 2018 12:47 PM (Enq6K)

166 off patriarchal sock oppressing women with the bigotry of soft expectations, whilst cashing in on your own patrimony.

Posted by: simplemind at February 06, 2018 12:48 PM (4zhXC)

167 150 Can't seem to load the page on my pc but I can on my phone. Weird
Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 12:44 PM (PvV+2)

Been having the same issue and I was starting to think there was sonething wrong with my computer.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 06, 2018 12:48 PM (3t31F)

168 And there is no way that their editors will let any of this see the light of day.
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Editors? Where we're going, we won't need editors.

Posted by: The Internet at February 06, 2018 12:48 PM (4VdU+)

169 As I've noted - I don't think the theory of FISC judges being corrupt is as likely as the judge or judges had been deceived. That seems far likelier.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 06, 2018 12:49 PM (fA1SL)

170 Where is the FISA court judge in this? What haven't they at least spoken out on this or dragged the FBI back before the bench. They are complicit in their silence.

Posted by: Max Entropy at February 06, 2018 12:49 PM (ur/Uv)

171 165 Why is ace linking to HotAir? I realize it's a John Sexton article but linked in his article is an Allahhorseshit article explaining away the 'vague footnote'.

And do they EVER link to here?

Posted by: Tami at February 06, 2018 12:47 PM (Enq6K)

Old habits are hard to break.

You see this all over the internet. Trump arose, elected, paradigm shift in the making...and everyone just keeps linking to the same retards.

Probably a combination of laziness and not wanting to change the old routine.

Not that I'm calling Ace lazy, mind you. I would call Ace motivationally challenged, but never lazy

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 06, 2018 12:49 PM (4ErVI)

172 And still not admonishment from the FISs court.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 06, 2018 12:50 PM (+Y04j)

173 Carter Page was a mole?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 06, 2018 12:09 PM (GZ9c7)

They seek him here, they seek him there, the Scarlet Pimpermole.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 06, 2018 12:50 PM (Dbv1R)

174 Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 06, 2018 12:48 PM (3t31F)

I'm using an IPad and the front page won't load for me either.

I'm also getting error 500 messages.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 06, 2018 12:51 PM (Ri/rl)

175 172. Would we know if there had/has been? Serious question.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 06, 2018 12:51 PM (fA1SL)

176 this would be a big deal if it were occurring in a nation where the rule of law applied.

however, in a third world shithole would be banana republic such as ours, it's just another day ending in "y"... and you can have your nothing burger anyway you want it, as long as is unappetizing and devoid of nutritional value.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 06, 2018 12:51 PM (VIz3b)

177 Ace hasn't put Allahpundit on the shelf yet. 'Cuz no shelves yet.

Posted by: davidt at February 06, 2018 12:51 PM (kyG8i)

178 103 Geez, are we talking about an "alleged" footnote? Because no one seems to be able to produce the exact text of the footnote itself.
Posted by: mrp at February 06, 2018 12:25 PM (Pqytn)

IIRC, the memo is a summary of the investigation by the House Intelligence Committee. Could it be that the footnote was mentioned but not included in the summary?

Posted by: cornbred at February 06, 2018 12:52 PM (RgNW3)

179 You can read his very soul, eh?

It is possible for people to just be mistaken then see the light. You don't have to ASSUME everyone who disagrees with you has ulterior, shabby motives and you don't have to ASSUME that a change of opinion must be self-serving.

Hewitt made a call to the Dennis Prager show last week abjectly apologizing for thinking Dennis was greatly exaggerating the corruption and toxicity of the Dems.
He admitted that he was blind, naive, and dead wrong.
I suspect he was sincere --- though I can't read his soul.

I have seen the same progression in one of my squishy-RINOish brothers though. The fool was so anti-Trump and (thank heaven) anti-Clinton he didn't even vote in 2016. Now he admits he was a....fool. A damned fool.

My hope is that a lot of squishes turn around like that.
And if we get more Hugh Hewiit types to change their tune --- for whatever reason --- it might help. Can't hurt, anyway.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2018 12:45 PM (0jtPF)



I hope so, Margarita. I sincerely hope so.

However, those of us in Cali who saw the illegal alien problem back in 1994, including the Governor Pete Wilson who was the RINOiest of RINOs, were told by Baby Huey and his ilk that we were bigots, and to shut up and enjoy the cheaper gardeners and maids. And Baby Huey still hasn't apologized for that. Still a sore point with me.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 06, 2018 12:52 PM (ujg0T)

180 Justin Trudeau interrupts woman to tell her to use "peoplekind"instead of mankind because it is "more inclusive"



https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/287983/

Posted by: steevy at February 06, 2018 12:18 PM (LiyEm)

They just don't make buses short enough.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 06, 2018 12:53 PM (Dbv1R)

181 How Trump, just a year into his presidency, killed the Obama stock market surge!!

Posted by: This is CNN at February 06, 2018 12:53 PM (3BFzK)

182 front page just loaded

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 06, 2018 12:54 PM (ZQfW9)

183 You went away! But then you came back!

Posted by: joncelli, Not Clingy At All at February 06, 2018 12:54 PM (RD7QR)

184 Don't make me mansplain it a second time, honey.

Posted by: Justin Trudeau at February 06, 2018 12:54 PM (kyG8i)

185 149---I guess we have to keep our heads on a swivel when we read #nevertrumpers
Posted by: DanMan at February 06, 2018 12:43 PM (XTiHL)
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Hewitt isn't exactly a Nevertrumper. He did endorse him over Hillary and said he voted for him.

He belongs in the Holdmynoser class. Sane enough to pick Trump in a binary choice with the Bitch, but silly enough to think things golly aren't so bad and let's be nice and follow procedures and please don't tweet bad words. Geepers!



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2018 12:54 PM (0jtPF)

186 182 front page just loaded
Posted by: AltonJackson at February 06, 2018 12:54 PM (ZQfW9)

Me too, I was having weird problems.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 06, 2018 12:54 PM (Ri/rl)

187 Not that I'm calling Ace lazy, mind you. I would call Ace motivationally challenged, but never lazy
=========
He rose promptly at the crack of noon. Swallowed 12 raw eggs and squatted 12000lbs. Wrote a sonnet to George Will composed completely of anagrams of the words "sugary sweet self regard and dungarees". Moments from now he will emerge showered, back shaved and ready to brave the wilds of the internet!

Posted by: simplemind at February 06, 2018 12:54 PM (AL9xE)

188 Ok can load the site on my pc noe

Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 12:54 PM (PvV+2)

189 Any time I click on a link in the sidebar it goes to tepid. We are keeping those asshats in business. Why not let them die?

Posted by: NCKate at February 06, 2018 12:55 PM (T1ttw)

190 Russian BOTS!!

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 06, 2018 12:55 PM (xBSm0)

191 >>My hope is that a lot of squishes turn around like that


Bingo!
- - -
>>As I've noted - I don't think the theory of FISC judges being corrupt is as likely as the judge or judges had been deceived. That seems far likelier.


Certainly possible, considering the way FISC is set up. The warrant requests are supposed to be stringently vetted (Woods procedures) before being presented, which is what the low denial rate is attributed to.

However, the strange forced recusal of judge Contreras on the Flynn case just a day or so after Flynn made a plea deal was fishy - since Contreras is also currently a FISA court judge.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 06, 2018 12:55 PM (W+vEI)

192 Did a train fall apart?
Joe Biden cries.
Szilveszter Matuska -well- different fluids.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Resting Comfortably at February 06, 2018 12:55 PM (1VKZm)

193 I hate when there are issues with the site when I'm at work.

1. It forces me to, you know, work.
2. It makes me think they're watching me.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 06, 2018 12:55 PM (vg8iE)

194 John Edwards

Posted by: Insomniac at February 06, 2018 12:21 PM (NWiLs)

Sadly, he probably has both more brains and more integrity than PM Pretty Hair.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 06, 2018 12:56 PM (Dbv1R)

195 I wait patiently for justice.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 06, 2018 12:56 PM (yQpMk)

196 187 Not that I'm calling Ace lazy, mind you. I would call Ace motivationally challenged, but never lazy
=========
He rose promptly at the crack of noon. Swallowed 12 raw eggs and squatted 12000lbs. Wrote a sonnet to George Will composed completely of anagrams of the words "sugary sweet self regard and dungarees". Moments from now he will emerge showered, back shaved and ready to brave the wilds of the internet!
Posted by: simplemind at February 06, 2018 12:54 PM (AL9xE)


Is back-shaving a thing with Ewoks now?

Posted by: cornbred at February 06, 2018 12:56 PM (RgNW3)

197 193 I hate when there are issues with the site when I'm at work.

2. It makes me think they're watching me.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 06, 2018 12:55 PM (vg8iE)

You have no idea.

Posted by: Bob from NSA at February 06, 2018 12:56 PM (tKW45)

198 " The fact (if it be that) that the Government told the court that it was a political source, but did not identify who, in this particular instance, is highly probative that the Government purposely misled the court."


And the Court *wanted* to be mislead. The Court had the opportunity to ask who the political source was, and could turn down the application until it received an answer.

That is the other part of the scandal - the complicity of the judge in the shadow coup-attempt.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Swamp Waders 50% Off at the Outrage Outlet! at February 06, 2018 12:56 PM (hLRSq)

199 Was someone firsting the HQ?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump es usando patriotismo para dividir America at February 06, 2018 12:56 PM (ks6bw)

200 14 But But Mueller must soldier on.....COLLUSION!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 06, 2018 12:08 PM (ymnmz)

It's not about collusion anymore. It's about getting Don Jr. on Obstruction charges so they can leverage that over PDT's head.

Because Barron hasn't grown into his glorious Murderbody yet.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 06, 2018 12:57 PM (WDCYi)

201 Well some say Ace collects Hobo skins maybe he stumping Allaha and dragging him over here. No shelves but he keeps the ole hardware dangling. Is it too early for a glass of wine?

Posted by: Cheshire cat blinking at February 06, 2018 12:57 PM (7ZiDC)

202 It would be nice if it came sometime before all the statute of limitations run out.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 06, 2018 12:57 PM (yQpMk)

203 191. Yeah. That and the decision to delay his sentencing tells me Flynn is in for bad news and soon.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 06, 2018 12:57 PM (fA1SL)

204 179----However, those of us in Cali who saw the illegal alien problem back in 1994, including the Governor Pete Wilson who was the RINOiest of RINOs, were told by Baby Huey and his ilk that we were bigots, and to shut up and enjoy the cheaper gardeners and maids. And Baby Huey still hasn't apologized for that. Still a sore point with me.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 06, 2018 12:52 PM (ujg0T)
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Oh, on that issue he's probably STILL an ass.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2018 12:57 PM (0jtPF)

205 It's your poorly performing computers. Install the updates.

Posted by: Bob from the NSA at February 06, 2018 12:57 PM (kyG8i)

206

It's up to us now to obstruct injustice.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 06, 2018 12:57 PM (Mh+OQ)

207 199 Was someone firsting the HQ?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump es usando patriotismo para dividir America at February 06, 2018 12:56 PM (ks6bw)

Someone else is going to have a time out in the corner wearing the dunce hat.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 06, 2018 12:58 PM (Ri/rl)

208 Floor trading wench Nicole Petallides' hair is a bit flat today, but I barely noticed that, since she was showing some nice cleavage in her blue dress.

And the DOW is up 21 points.

Now down 11.

Still bouncy, like something else....




Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at February 06, 2018 12:58 PM (8iiMU)

209 200 14 But But Mueller must soldier on.....COLLUSION!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 06, 2018 12:08 PM (ymnmz)

It's not about collusion anymore. It's about getting Don Jr. on Obstruction charges so they can leverage that over PDT's head.

Because Barron hasn't grown into his glorious Murderbody yet.
Posted by: Hikaru at February 06, 2018 12:57 PM (WDCYi)

Feed him some spice, he'll be Kwisatz Haderach soon enough.

Posted by: joncelli, Not Clingy At All at February 06, 2018 12:58 PM (RD7QR)

210
Is back-shaving a thing with Ewoks now?

Posted by: cornbred
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No but if he goes a day with out shaving, the Mariah Carey tattoo on his back starts looking a tinsy bit off.

Posted by: simplemind at February 06, 2018 12:58 PM (l8CHV)

211 157 @Marcus T - Everyone involved, including the judges, knew that the real target was Trump. Hugh assumed that the judge presented the warrant application would have been able to deal with it evenhandedly, balancing the government's need for surveillance of spies with Page's rights as a citizen. I think the judges were out to get Trump too.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 06, 2018 12:58 PM (jK8Z7)

212 . If I had granted the application and then subsequently learned that the information was sourced to the DNC and the Campaign, I would have rescinded the authorization and issued a show-cause order to the Government to explain who and why this sourcing was not made known to the court.

Three 90 day extensions is one full year. Four separate FISA hearnings and it didn't bother anyone.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 06, 2018 12:58 PM (fuK7c)

213 189 Any time I click on a link in the sidebar it goes to tepid. We are keeping those asshats in business. Why not let them die?
Posted by: NCKate at February 06, 2018 12:55 PM (T1ttw)

THIS! x 1000000

Posted by: Monk at February 06, 2018 12:58 PM (g4lFK)

214 Is back-shaving a thing with Ewoks now?

Posted by: cornbred at February 06, 2018 12:56 PM (RgNW3)


It's called a "Moon of Endor" for reasons best left unsaid.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Swamp Waders 50% Off at the Outrage Outlet! at February 06, 2018 12:59 PM (hLRSq)

215 Cops realize tiger is stuffed animal after 45-minutestandoff

Meanwhile, another Amtrak accident.

Both linked on Drudge.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 06, 2018 12:59 PM (+y/Ru)

216 Justin Trudeau interrupts woman to tell her to use "peoplekind"instead of mankind because it is "more inclusive"



In fairness, English is not his native tongue.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 06, 2018 12:59 PM (yQpMk)

217 So, are the Democrats saying that Mueller is the "Insurance Policy"?

https://tinyurl.com/yb7n3cp6

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at February 06, 2018 12:59 PM (uDcBt)

218 208 Floor trading wench Nicole Petallides' hair is a bit flat today, but I barely noticed that, since she was showing some nice cleavage in her blue dress.

And the DOW is up 21 points.

Now down 11.

Still bouncy, like something else....




Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at February 06, 2018 12:58 PM (8iiMU)

Nobody comes close to her beauty on cable news.

Posted by: Monk at February 06, 2018 01:00 PM (g4lFK)

219 What is the hot take from Salon's Hot 25?

I really need to know what those sooper jeanuses think.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 06, 2018 01:00 PM (3BFzK)

220 Indeed.

Posted by: Teal'c at February 06, 2018 01:00 PM (GfCNo)

221 Peoplekind? Is that even s proper word?

Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 12:32 PM (PvV+2)

No, it's not. "Personkind" might be a better analogous construction to "mankind".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 06, 2018 01:00 PM (Dbv1R)

222 Meanwhile, Jen Rubin is tweeting big praise on...Adam Schiff.

I would say "Wtf?" but she's not conservative, and she's from CA like Schiff, so...blech!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 06, 2018 01:00 PM (W+vEI)

223 You know who this helps!?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (SkuXa)

224 was it just me or was the 'hq down for a while there? I kept timing out...

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (F5+ro)

225 189
Any time I click on a link in the sidebar it goes to tepid. We are keeping those asshats in business. Why not let them die?

Posted by: NCKate at February 06, 2018 12:55 PM (T1ttw)


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I won't click if it shows hotair, although I'd be VERY supportive of someone making a RUSSIAN BOT!!! script that crawled the site and clicked on every hotair link over and over and over again all day long. That means they'd have to pay ace for each click, wouldn't it?

But holy crap at the trainwreck they've become. I did click this one to check the following, though. This article has been up for a day and has 17 comments, and one or more are (direct quote):
"I
am making money from home with facebook. i
received $4320 in this month for doing
easily home job"

I'm guessing I'll be comment #200+ here, and the site was even down for quite some time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump es usando patriotismo para dividir America at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (ks6bw)

226 199 Was someone firsting the HQ?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump es usando patriotismo para dividir America at February 06, 2018 12:56 PM (ks6bw)

Kinky, but I won't be judgmental.

Posted by: joncelli, Not Clingy At All at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (RD7QR)

227 Fuck Justin Trudeau in his peoplegina.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (oVJmc)

228 201 Well some say Ace collects Hobo skins maybe he stumping Allaha and dragging him over here. No shelves but he keeps the ole hardware dangling. Is it too early for a glass of wine?
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Simple explanation to all of Ace's peccadillos; first Ace is an Aztec and they like to walk around in the skins of others cuz Sun God (aka SMOD); secondly, he speaks of shelves but this is merely a cover for his skin holders - evidently the movie Predator had a life changing impact on Ace; finally, Ace needed the hangers since his crawlspace is full.

See, there is always a simple explanation for things.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (YV+SU)

229 203 191. Yeah. That and the decision to delay his sentencing tells me Flynn is in for bad news and soon.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 06, 2018 12:57 PM (fA1SL)

You keep saying this but I don't get it. Flynn is in for bad news based on what?

Posted by: Tami at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (Enq6K)

230 I want to know if the judge who granted the FISA warrant was the same judge who rejected it earlier, or did they shop for a pliable Democratic co-conspirator?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (yQpMk)

231 Space X launch maybe, sort, kinda ...

Posted by: Adriane the History Critic ... at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (AoK0a)

232 John Roberts is Bushite Obama butt boy who approves the FISA judges.

Posted by: Monk at February 06, 2018 01:02 PM (g4lFK)

233 Ha. Pixy self defense mode engaged to destroy the "I'm making $500,000 from home working part time using this one weird trick" copy/paste.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump es usando patriotismo para dividir America at February 06, 2018 01:02 PM (ks6bw)

234 >>was it just me or was the 'hq down for a while there? I kept timing out...


It was you
You brought down the blog....or maybe it was just down for all of us. Yep, it's been fussy all morning.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 06, 2018 01:02 PM (W+vEI)

235 I was suprised at Hewitt's animosity to Joe Miller in Alaska senate race. He was all in with Mitch McConnell's backing the cheating Murkowski as independent. Same with Josh McDaniels in MS senate race. Hugh Hewitt attacked the republican candidates
with gusto. And he borrows military cred harping on fact he married into a military family. Frack off huey.

Posted by: azaleas city at February 06, 2018 01:02 PM (WX+x0)

236 #224 #me too !

Posted by: t-dubya-d at February 06, 2018 01:02 PM (RZWC0)

237 Was someone firsting the HQ?


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Kinky, but I won't be judgmental.

Posted by: joncelli, Not Clingy At All at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (RD7QR)


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German bots.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump es usando patriotismo para dividir America at February 06, 2018 01:02 PM (ks6bw)

238 AllahPundit is a republican in the sense McCain is.
Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2018 12:10 PM (SzZnW)

AllahPundit used to be kind edgy with his "Allah" nic and all. Now he's just a boring fag.

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 06, 2018 01:03 PM (2sCft)

239 216: Stupid is his native tongue

Posted by: CN at February 06, 2018 01:03 PM (5gaNQ)

240 224 was it just me or was the 'hq down for a while there? I kept timing out...
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (F5+ro)

Yes, but I soldiered on until the shakes started.

Posted by: joncelli, Not Clingy At All at February 06, 2018 01:03 PM (RD7QR)

241 And yeah my hot air button works. Really fucking well it seems.

Posted by: NCKate at February 06, 2018 01:03 PM (T1ttw)

242 227 Fuck Justin Trudeau in his peoplegina.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (oVJmc)

Justin Caatro. Let's not pretend that his father is not Fidel Castro.

Posted by: Monk at February 06, 2018 01:03 PM (g4lFK)

243 221---No, it's not. "Personkind" might be a better analogous construction to "mankind".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 06, 2018 01:00 PM (Dbv1R)
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Perdaughterkind.
Or, since the word "daughter" is a toxic manifestation of binary genderism, "peroffspringkind."

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2018 01:04 PM (0jtPF)

244 Chris Matthews: Trump Attacks Pelosi Because She Is An 'Ethnic Sort Of Person

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I think he meant ethicless.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 06, 2018 01:04 PM (+y/Ru)

245 I wish that our betters in the gopE would go after anti-American democrats as hard as they go after real conservatives. If McRomney had gone after Cock Curious like he did his republican field, he would have blown the milk chocolate messiah out in 12.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 06, 2018 01:04 PM (3BFzK)

246 224 was it just me or was the 'hq down for a while there? I kept timing out...
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (F5+ro)

I couldn't load the front page either.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 06, 2018 01:04 PM (Ri/rl)

247 The stock market is feisty today..

Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 01:04 PM (a0IVu)

248 If only one side had to produce the documents for the judge small j, who was there to offer up opposing questions, answer - no one. Like a spin cycle the judge or judges kept fast tracking Fisc/fisa. At least a super ball has bounce for the ounce.

Is it possible it was not even read and merely signed? Hell just bring the baloney sandwich to the chamber, oh and drinks too.

Posted by: Cheshire cat blinking at February 06, 2018 01:05 PM (7ZiDC)

249 244
Chris Matthews: Trump Attacks Pelosi Because She Is An 'Ethnic Sort Of Person



-

I think he meant ethicless.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 06, 2018 01:04 PM (+y/Ru)
She is ethnic to another planet.

Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 01:05 PM (a0IVu)

250 242 227 Fuck Justin Trudeau in his peoplegina.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (oVJmc)

Justin Caatro. Let's not pretend that his father is not Fidel Castro.
Posted by: Monk at February 06, 2018 01:03 PM (g4lFK)

I'm waiting for the four-long required listening speeches to start.

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at February 06, 2018 01:05 PM (nBr1j)

251 why does the judge still have thumbs? I don't understand.

Posted by: x at February 06, 2018 01:05 PM (nFwvY)

252 Well, dhimms are consistant with footnotes and law. For instance, using a footnote about "church and state" with regard to Jefferson's note to the Danbury Baptists, and in an opinion in 1982 by Justice William Brennan.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at February 06, 2018 01:05 PM (rdl6o)

253 214 Is back-shaving a thing with Ewoks now?

Posted by: cornbred at February 06, 2018 12:56 PM (RgNW3)


It's called a "Moon of Endor" for reasons best left unsaid.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Swamp Waders 50% Off at the Outrage Outlet! at February 06, 2018 12:59 PM (hLRSq)

Spit coffee on keyboard!!!

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 06, 2018 01:05 PM (2sCft)

254
224 was it just me or was the 'hq down for a while there? I kept timing out...
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (F5+ro)


It was unavailable (its server kept timing out, I was told)

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 06, 2018 01:05 PM (pNxlR)

255 You brought down the blog....or maybe it was just down for all of us. Yep, it's been fussy all morning.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 06, 2018 01:02 PM (W+vEI)

Yes, you're right -- probably my fault.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 06, 2018 01:06 PM (F5+ro)

256 Was someone firsting the HQ?
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Ace firsted his own thread last night, another words ace firsted himself!! I crack myself up !!
**i hope i didn't just get myself banned or timed out**

Posted by: lin-duh @ work, really...I'm working at February 06, 2018 01:06 PM (9iLHi)

257 ace.mu.nu was unavailable for several minutes..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 06, 2018 01:06 PM (so+oy)

258 247 The stock market is feisty today..
Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 01:04 PM (a0IVu)

If by "feisty" you mean "like a meth-addled psychopath" then yes, feisty.

Posted by: joncelli, Not Clingy At All at February 06, 2018 01:06 PM (RD7QR)

259 I seriously doubt there is a footnote.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 06, 2018 01:06 PM (3BFzK)

260 was it just me or was the 'hq down for a while there?

-
It was as if I were cast overboard into a sea of nothingness.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 06, 2018 01:06 PM (+y/Ru)

261 Peoplekind? Is that even s proper word?

--------------------------------

The proper word is "people".

Posted by: RioBravo at February 06, 2018 01:06 PM (5NMZN)

262 242---Justin Castro. Let's not pretend that his father is not Fidel Castro.
Posted by: Monk at February 06, 2018 01:03 PM (g4lFK)
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Oh, for heaven's sake. There are dozens of other possible candidates!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2018 01:06 PM (0jtPF)

263 Please don't forget the 'r'.

Posted by: davidt at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (kyG8i)

264 "Chris Matthews: Trump Attacks Pelosi Because She Is An 'Ethnic Sort Of Person"

Technically, Nazgul is not an ethnic group.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Swamp Waders 50% Off at the Outrage Outlet! at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (hLRSq)

265 249 244
Chris Matthews: Trump Attacks Pelosi Because She Is An 'Ethnic Sort Of Person
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Isn't Trump sort of an ethnic person too? He's from NY City which is probably the least American city in America.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (YV+SU)

266 Boy, the mafia must be really dumb to get caught by the FBI.

Posted by: Archer at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (gbWkA)

267 That should read ". . . and in an opinion in 1982 opinion by Justice William Brennan about illegal immigration."

Damn!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (rdl6o)

268 The stock market is feisty today. So That's why the site slowed down, uptic in trading.

Posted by: Cheshire cat blinking at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (7ZiDC)

269
Poor wommenz will be disproportionately and adversely impacted according to noted climatologist Cankles Clinton.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (pNxlR)

270 Look! I'm a corporate conservative blogger and shit!

Posted by: AllahMonk at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (g4lFK)

271 Was someone firsting the HQ?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump es usando patriotismo para dividir America at February 06, 2018 12:56 PM (ks6bw)

I read that as "fisting."

Posted by: JoeF. at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (7uYFy)

272 231 Space X launch maybe, sort, kinda ...
Posted by: Adriane the History Critic ... at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM (AoK0a)


Yeah, they keep delaying because of upper level winds. The current launch time is 3:15 pm EST. The window runs until 4:00.

Posted by: rickl at February 06, 2018 01:08 PM (xjiRE)

273
258 247 The stock market is feisty today..
Posted by: IC at February 06, 2018 01:04 PM (a0IVu)

If by "feisty" you mean "like a meth-addled psychopath" then yes, feisty.
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Moar like Bath Salts.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 06, 2018 01:08 PM (YV+SU)

274 Well, dhimms are consistant with footnotes and law.
For instance, using a footnote about "church and state" with regard to
Jefferson's note to the Danbury Baptists, and in an opinion in 1982 by
Justice William Brennan.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at February 06, 2018 01:05 PM (rdl6o)

If I were a judge, a vague footnote would not even begin to count as notice and I would so sanction them (and refer for the appropriate criminal charges) for lying to the court.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 06, 2018 01:08 PM (qf8IB)

275 Was someone firsting the HQ?


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I read that as "fisting."

Posted by: JoeF. at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (7uYFy)


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Pretty sure that just means you passed the Moron test.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump es usando patriotismo para dividir America at February 06, 2018 01:08 PM (ks6bw)

276 I read that as "fisting."
Posted by: JoeF. at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (7uYFy)

Yes, me too. Better take a break from "those sites".

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 06, 2018 01:09 PM (2sCft)

277
264 "Chris Matthews: Trump Attacks Pelosi Because She Is An 'Ethnic Sort Of Person"

Technically, Nazgul is not an ethnic group


Right - more a religious or spiritual preference, really.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 06, 2018 01:09 PM (pNxlR)

278 I am going to blame the cat for the TV having been on HLN. Seriously, have you met cats?

Anyway, they did a story about the newest Tesla rocket launch which looks really cool and is going to happen today. Yay rockets, I'm all for that. Especially when it's called Falcon Heavy Rocket because we're back in the big payload business.

But HLN was playing Bowie's "Life on Mars" in the background and the bobbleheads were saying it was "Space Oddity".

Is there anything that young people can get right?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 06, 2018 01:09 PM (fuK7c)

279 I'm smart, not like they all say! I was the older brother and I was passed over ace!

Posted by: A. Fredo Pundit at February 06, 2018 01:09 PM (SkuXa)

280 The blog is going to need special lube.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 06, 2018 01:09 PM (5NMZN)

281 266 Boy, the mafia must be really dumb to get caught by the FBI.
Posted by: Archer at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (gbWkA)

Eh, lots of wine and blows upside the head. If it were the Tongs that wouldn't have worked.

Posted by: joncelli, Not Clingy At All at February 06, 2018 01:09 PM (RD7QR)

282 I hate it when the HQ is broke.

Posted by: Ronster at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (NKlcf)

283 where do I start collecting that sweet sweet laundered Soros cash?

Posted by: AllahMonk at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (g4lFK)

284 Justin Castro. Let's not pretend that his father is not Fidel Castro.
Posted by: Monk at February 06, 2018 01:03 PM (g4lFK)
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Oh, for heaven's sake. There are dozens of other possible candidates!
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2018 01:06 PM (0jtPF)

The resemblance is uncanny, and it will become even clearer as Trudeau ages.....or grows a big, bushy beard

Posted by: JoeF. at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (7uYFy)

285 277


264 "Chris Matthews: Trump Attacks Pelosi Because She Is An 'Ethnic Sort Of Person"



Technically, Nazgul is not an ethnic group



Right - more a religious or spiritual preference, really.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 06, 2018 01:09 PM (pNxlR)

Employment Category.

Posted by: Sauron at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (kyG8i)

286 I have to take fairly major objection to this part of Hewitt's article, mainly because he damn well knows better:

"That an omission of a material fact occurred in the warrant application does not indict former FBI director James B. Comey or any of the other reviewing or approving officials up to and including Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. Staffs exist to prepare and review these applications, to search for just such a crucial omission or false assertion. . . . To expect the nation's top cop or its top law enforcement officer to read and carefully review even the least important applications is to expect too much of an overwhelmingly burdened key players."

This is flatly wrong and Hewitt damn well knows it. He damn well knows it.

When you are the attorney signing anything, but most particularly a pleading, you are 100% completely and totally responsible for everything in it. My staff screwed up isn't an acceptable response. You signed it. If you didn't read it or if you said "This is right, right?" and then scrawled your signature, that's on you.

I got into it with my boss about reviewing something last week and he threw at me "What I can't trust what you did?" and I shot back "Hey, it's not my name on the door and my license on the line." Because that's true. If I screw up, he's the one who bears the consequences, not me. Now, I take that very seriously indeed which is part of the reason why I've always fought with my various bosses that, no, it's not a compliment that you can trust my work. I don't want you to trust my work because I don't want to get you in trouble please, for the love of God, check this.

Hewitt knows this. He knows full well that the attorney who signs off on it is completely and utterly and totally responsible for what he is signing. So if that attorney wants to accept the help of his staff to take some of the burden off of him, then that attorney also has to accept the risk that if and when the staff screws up, he's the one responsible.

I'm so sick of all these attempts to give people power without also demanding they take responsibility.

*throws things*

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (mf5HN)

287 Is there anything that young people can get right?
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so judgmental with the right and wrong, brah . . .

Posted by: dude bro at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (BqOm+)

288 Is there anything that young people can get right?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 06, 2018 01:09 PM (fuK7c)


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We're paying full price for vinyl records again!

Posted by: Young People at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (ks6bw)

289 264 "Chris Matthews: Trump Attacks Pelosi Because She Is An 'Ethnic Sort Of Person"

Technically, Nazgul is not an ethnic group.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Swamp Waders 50% Off at the Outrage Outlet! at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (hLRSq)

"Undead" isn't a race (or a class) either, it's a "character type"

Posted by: joe, living dangeroulsy at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (KUaJL)

290 As I posted a couple of days ago about the cyclical Dogpiling of Trump each time he begins to crest 50% - I just wonder if the computer selloff might not be connected to keeping Trump from floating above 50% approval?

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (YV+SU)

291 Elon Musk may be a commie, or at least a Trump hater, but the dude has style. He's like a real-life Tom Swift or something.

I am going to launch a rocket to Mars, and just for fun, I am going to stick my electic car that my company built on it.

Posted by: blasterBOT at February 06, 2018 01:11 PM (Z5y53)

292 278 I am going to blame the cat for the TV having been on HLN. Seriously, have you met cats?

Ha. My cat does enjoy those Forensic Files shows that run endlessly at night. She likes to figure out the who-done-its.

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 06, 2018 01:11 PM (2sCft)

293 Space X launch maybe, sort, kinda ...
Posted by: Adriane the History Critic ... at February 06, 2018 01:01 PM


pushed back to 1450 due to upper atmosphere winds

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 06, 2018 01:11 PM (ZQfW9)

294
Oh, for heaven's sake. There are dozens of other possible candidates!
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2018 01:06 PM (0jtPF)


Paolo's father, for example.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 06, 2018 01:11 PM (pNxlR)

295 I seriously doubt there is a footnote.


Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 06, 2018 01:06 PM (3BFzK)

If there was, I'd be on it!

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at February 06, 2018 01:11 PM (Dbv1R)

296 >>Is there anything that young people can get right?


*bites tide pod*
*finishes twitter screed on misgendering is 'worse than Hitler'*

Wut?

Posted by: Young Person at February 06, 2018 01:11 PM (W+vEI)

297 "highly probative that the Government purposely misled the court"

Its highly probative the court wanted to be "misled"

Posted by: Lord Culvert at February 06, 2018 01:11 PM (jwamw)

298 I am going to make him and offer he can*t confuse...

Posted by: Archer at February 06, 2018 01:11 PM (gbWkA)

299 Computer running slow?
Paranoia strikes deep
into your life it will creep.

we can help with that
call secret Asian man help desk for all your computer worries.
You can find us on the web
we are everywhere

Posted by: Norman Kaliflour at February 06, 2018 01:11 PM (ECDXs)

300 Yes, me too. Better take a break from "those sites".
Posted by: SteveOReno at February 06, 2018 01:09 PM (2sCft)

But I had to kill time because the HQ wasn't loading!

Posted by: JoeF. at February 06, 2018 01:11 PM (7uYFy)

301 280 The blog is going to need special lube.
Posted by: RioBravo at February 06, 2018 01:09 PM (5NMZN)

Shep Smith probably has some extra.

(It's after lunch. I'll try harder after I digest a bit.)

Posted by: joncelli, Not Clingy At All at February 06, 2018 01:11 PM (RD7QR)

302 To expect the nation's top cop or its top law enforcement officer to
read and carefully review even the least important applications is to
expect too much of an overwhelmingly burdened key players."



This is flatly wrong and Hewitt damn well knows it. He damn well knows it...

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (mf5HN)


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Ah, but you're forgetting he's a Salem/Hotair employee.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 06, 2018 01:11 PM (ks6bw)

303 Going in for laparoscopic gall bladder removal around 2:00 Central. Back in room by 5:00. Going home tomorrow. Thanks for all your prayers.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 06, 2018 01:12 PM (daAqw)

304 I ordered bead samples to see which I wanted to put on my cornice board. The cat absconded with them. I found a few. Cats turn the TV to lefty shows, I think they're closet commies.

Posted by: dagny at February 06, 2018 01:12 PM (16bxt)

305 Technically, Nazgul is not an ethnic group

Right - more a religious or spiritual preference, really.
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Get. It. Right.

I'm a dementor!

Posted by: Nancy wants to eat your soul at February 06, 2018 01:12 PM (yDZ6F)

306 Yes, me too. Better take a break from "those sites".


Posted by: SteveOReno at February 06, 2018 01:09 PM (2sCft)



But I had to kill time because the HQ wasn't loading!

Posted by: JoeF. at February 06, 2018 01:11 PM (7uYFy)


---

I had to kill time at the HQ because "those sites" weren't loading!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 06, 2018 01:12 PM (ks6bw)

307 which sucks, 'cause we booked the big conference room from 1330 to 1430 to watch the launch on the big screen...

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 06, 2018 01:12 PM (ZQfW9)

308 *throws things*
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*ducks**dodges*

Posted by: lin-duh @ work, really...I'm working at February 06, 2018 01:12 PM (9iLHi)

309 Tacitly. As a matter of their personal ideology, rather than the law.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 06, 2018 12:23 PM (y3sT9)

These types of courts and the attorneys practicing in them are pretty cliquish. If you are in the club, you don't get questioned. It's bad form to inquire of a member his or her veracity or credibility. You can bet that they talk off the record, go to each other's parties and attend the same conferences. In the rarefied air of intelligence and FISA courts the players don't rock the boat much. I guess I am trying to say it is cronyism of the first order.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at February 06, 2018 01:13 PM (w/SOb)

310 Oh, for heaven's sake. There are dozens of other possible candidates!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2018 01:06 PM (0jtPF)

The physical resemblance between Justine and Fidel is indeed striking. And Pierre and Maggie were in Cuba at about the right time...

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at February 06, 2018 01:13 PM (Dbv1R)

311 Hang dai rickb223.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 06, 2018 01:13 PM (ks6bw)

312 There is another possibility that everyone recognizes and that no one wants to say openly, without proof: That the FISA Judge was a known rubber-stamp judge who was "on the Team", so to speak.

Not much different than that State Judge that just got arrested down on the state border. Only difference is the nature of the criminal gangs they were working for.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 06, 2018 01:13 PM (k1TUh)

313 We're paying full price for vinyl records again!

Posted by: Young People at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (ks6bw)


The family that lives next door to me -- Husband is one of the people that founded a vinyl record company.
Business is doing quite well.

Posted by: jwb7605 at February 06, 2018 01:13 PM (DofIg)

314 @NCKate

Any time I click on a link in the sidebar it goes to tepid. We are keeping those asshats in business. Why not let them die?

Posted by: NCKate at February 06, 2018 12:55 PM (T1ttw)


Are you saying ALL your sidebar links goto tepid, or just the ones you're interested in clicking?

Posted by: dDan at February 06, 2018 01:13 PM (hwYmz)

315 I am going to launch a rocket to Mars, and just for fun, I am going to stick my electic car that my company built on it.
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Does this mean he can write off the entire cost of the rocket launch as an advertising expense for his car company?

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 06, 2018 01:13 PM (YV+SU)

316 303. Best wishes, man!

And tell them to be extra careful with that. One slip up, and all the meat's ruined.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 06, 2018 01:13 PM (fA1SL)

317 The physical resemblance between Justine and Fidel is indeed striking. And Pierre and Maggie were in Cuba at about the right time...
Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at February 06, 2018 01:13 PM (Dbv1R)

And Pierre was cuck and Margaret was a lefty and a whore.
Optimum conditions.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 06, 2018 01:14 PM (7uYFy)

318 286 I'm so sick of all these attempts to give people power without also demanding they take responsibility.

*throws things*

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (mf5HN)

Is it too early to suggest some Bombay Sapphire therapy?

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 06, 2018 01:14 PM (2sCft)

319 111 Is FBI Secret Agent Carter Page's seeming ineptitude and simple-mindedness just an act, his cover? Or is he actually an idiot being played for a patsy?
Posted by: davidt at February 06, 2018 12:27 PM (kyG8i)

Page has been under surveillance since 2013.
1. He is a fukn genius spy
or
2. FBM is a bunch of idiots

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 06, 2018 01:14 PM (BtQd4)

320 I like how the news referred to the guy that killed the Indianapolis Colt as "undocumented".

Dude had like 12 names and a few deportation orders. he had tons of documentation that all show him being a criminal alien.

Posted by: x at February 06, 2018 01:14 PM (nFwvY)

321 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (mf5HN)

Right. And Comey is an attorney, and former prosecutor, and former general counsel, etc. etc.

So, yeah, he knows what his signature on a pleading means.

But even if he didn't, as you say, it doesn't matter. It's a bit of a legal fiction, I suppose, but affixing your signature to any document you file with the court is saying, "I attest that this is true and that all facts and arguments are presented in best faith etc. etc"

The old "ah, shit, some nameless person lied and I didn't catch it" move would not work with mere mortals. Fortunately for Comey, he's an insider in the deep state, so no big deal.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 06, 2018 01:14 PM (F5+ro)

322 Nood

Posted by: steevy at February 06, 2018 01:14 PM (LiyEm)

323 290
As I posted a couple of days ago about the cyclical Dogpiling of Trump
each time he begins to crest 50% - I just wonder if the computer selloff
might not be connected to keeping Trump from floating above 50%
approval?

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (YV+SU)

Interesting. The 2008 crash happened when McCain polled well.

Posted by: davidt at February 06, 2018 01:15 PM (kyG8i)

324 I hate it when the HQ is broke.

I suddenly felt a disturbance in the Force, as though millions of Pixy's hamsters cried out in terror and then were suddenly silenced.

I feared something terrible had happened.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 06, 2018 01:15 PM (tRaq7)

325 276 I read that as "fisting."
Posted by: JoeF. at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (7uYFy)

Yes, me too. Better take a break from "those sites".
Posted by: SteveOReno at February 06, 2018 01:09 PM (2sCft)


Ecccch. Not into that. At all.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 06, 2018 01:15 PM (NWiLs)

326 It would not bother Patterico or Evan "Egg McMuffin" McMullin, because of Trump.

Trump deserves no due process according to those two.

And they have no respect for anyone who supports Trump. Sadz!

Posted by: Evi L. Bloggerlady at February 06, 2018 01:15 PM (4kTo2)

327 The fact (if it be that) that the Government told the court that it was a political source, but did not identify who, in this particular instance, is highly probative that the Government purposely misled the court."

Yes but the court not being curious and demanding that information is troubling, as well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 06, 2018 01:15 PM (39g3+)

328 As I posted a couple of days ago about the cyclical Dogpiling of Trump each time he begins to crest 50% - I just wonder if the computer selloff might not be connected to keeping Trump from floating above 50% approval?
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Fret not. He's well above 50% in reality. The "polling" is no longer a useful tool for measuring reality and is becoming less useful in propaganda.

Posted by: simplemind at February 06, 2018 01:15 PM (rpkuJ)

329 Does this mean he can write off the entire cost of the rocket launch as an advertising expense for his car company?

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 06, 2018 01:13 PM (YV+SU)


I doubt it. But good thinking!

Posted by: blasterBOT at February 06, 2018 01:15 PM (Z5y53)

330 was it just me or was the 'hq down for a while there?

-
It was as if I were cast overboard into a sea of nothingness.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 06, 2018 01:06 PM (+y/Ru)




Just a taste, so you will recognize me when I come again.

Posted by: Death at February 06, 2018 01:15 PM (/qO14)

331
*ducks**dodges*
Posted by: lin-duh @ work, really...I'm working at February 06, 2018 01:12 PM (9iLHi)


HQ Dodgeball!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 06, 2018 01:16 PM (pNxlR)

332 *throws things*
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM


I thought pitchers and catchers weren't reporting until next week?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 06, 2018 01:16 PM (ctuyM)

333 hate it when the HQ is broke.

I suddenly felt a disturbance in the Force, as though millions of Pixy's hamsters cried out in terror and then were suddenly silenced.

I feared something terrible had happened.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 06, 2018 01:15 PM (tRaq7)

Obama is no longer president.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 06, 2018 01:16 PM (7uYFy)

334 312 There is another possibility that everyone recognizes and that no one wants to say openly, without proof: That the FISA Judge was a known rubber-stamp judge who was "on the Team", so to speak.

Not much different than that State Judge that just got arrested down on the state border. Only difference is the nature of the criminal gangs they were working for.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 06, 2018 01:13 PM (k1TUh)

I will openly say that that FISA judge (and probably all of them) is almost definitely a Hillary voter and almost definitely rubber stamps damned near everything brought in front of him / her in these ex parte hearings.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 06, 2018 01:16 PM (F5+ro)

335
291 Elon Musk may be a commie, or at least a Trump hater, but the dude has style. He's like a real-life Tom Swift or something.

I am going to launch a rocket to Mars, and just for fun, I am going to stick my electic car that my company built on it.
Posted by: blasterBOT at February 06, 2018 01:11 PM (Z5y53)

Ego.

Hey, dude! Why not offer a consortium of universities a steeply discounted deep space exploration slot? Ya know, like for science, dude.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 06, 2018 01:16 PM (e1mEI)

336 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (mf5HN)

Preach it, sister!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Swamp Waders 50% Off at the Outrage Outlet! at February 06, 2018 01:16 PM (hLRSq)

337 The fact (if it be that) that the Government told the court that it was a political source, but did not identify who, in this particular instance, is highly probative that the Government purposely misled the court."

Yes but the court not being curious and demanding that information is troubling, as well.
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At this point, I wouldn't be surprised at all to find out that the judge was having an affair with comey. . .

Posted by: simplemind at February 06, 2018 01:16 PM (yDZ6F)

338 Elon Musk may be a commie, or at least a Trump hater, but the dude has style. He's like a real-life Tom Swift or something.

I am going to launch a rocket to Mars, and just for fun, I am going to stick my electic car that my company built on it.
Posted by: blasterBOT at February 06, 2018 01:11 PM (Z5y53)

Well it is not like his car company can make a profit without government subsidies, so he might as well launch one of his cars to Mars.

Get back to me when someone launches a 1961 corvette into space with a Don Felder soundtrack.

Posted by: Archer at February 06, 2018 01:17 PM (gbWkA)

339 264 "Chris Matthews: Trump Attacks Pelosi Because She Is An 'Ethnic Sort Of Person"

Technically, Nazgul is not an ethnic group.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Swamp Waders 50% Off at the Outrage Outlet! at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (hLRSq)

"Undead" isn't a race (or a class) either, it's a "character type"

Posted by: joe, living dangeroulsy at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (KUaJL)


She's transitioning.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Swamp Waders 50% Off at the Outrage Outlet! at February 06, 2018 01:18 PM (hLRSq)

340 Going in for laparoscopic gall bladder removal
around 2:00 Central. Back in room by 5:00. Going home tomorrow. Thanks
for all your prayers.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 06, 2018 01:12 PM (daAqw)

Be sure to tell the surgeon, that when he takes it out, to show it a good time. All the best to you, and get well soon!

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at February 06, 2018 01:18 PM (Dbv1R)

341 Ceasar North @ 211- Exactly.
The judges were and are out to get Trump. Hell, there was no need to give them the apple. They were already on their knees with their mouths open.

Posted by: Eromero at February 06, 2018 01:18 PM (zLDYs)

342 Chris Matthews: Trump Attacks Pelosi Because She Is An 'Ethnic Sort Of Person

Trump: Nah, she's just a cvnt.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 06, 2018 01:18 PM (4ErVI)

343 prayers up rickb



These types of courts and the attorneys practicing in them are pretty cliquish. If you are in the club, you don't get questioned. It's bad form to inquire of a member his or her veracity or credibility. You can bet that they talk off the record, go to each other's parties and attend the same conferences. In the rarefied air of intelligence and FISA courts the players don't rock the boat much. I guess I am trying to say it is cronyism of the first order.
Posted by: ObjectionSustained at February 06, 2018 01:13 PM (w/SOb)


I'll give Jack Straw a break and I'll mention that the FISA court has been pissed about the DOJ and FBI about lack of candor to the tribunal since at least 2014.

Note, however, that it doesn't appear that being peeved has extended to such things as not rubber stamping the warrant applications.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 06, 2018 01:18 PM (mf5HN)

344 325 276 I read that as "fisting."
Posted by: JoeF. at February 06, 2018 01:07 PM (7uYFy)

Yes, me too. Better take a break from "those sites".
Posted by: SteveOReno at February 06, 2018 01:09 PM (2sCft)


Ecccch. Not into that. At all.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 06, 2018 01:15 PM (NWiLs),

Another look at the starburst?

Posted by: Monk at February 06, 2018 01:18 PM (g4lFK)

345 "That an omission of a material fact occurred in the
warrant application does not indict former FBI director James B. Comey
or any of the other reviewing or approving officials up to and including
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. Staffs exist to prepare and
review these applications, to search for just such a crucial omission
or false assertion. . . . To expect the nation's top cop or its top law
enforcement officer to read and carefully review even the least
important applications is to expect too much of an overwhelmingly
burdened key players."



This is flatly wrong and Hewitt damn well knows it. He damn well knows it.



When you are the attorney signing anything, but most particularly a
pleading, you are 100% completely and totally responsible for everything
in it. My staff screwed up isn't an acceptable response. You signed
it. If you didn't read it or if you said "This is right, right?" and
then scrawled your signature, that's on you.



I got into it with my boss about reviewing something last week and
he threw at me "What I can't trust what you did?" and I shot back "Hey,
it's not my name on the door and my license on the line." Because
that's true. If I screw up, he's the one who bears the consequences,
not me. Now, I take that very seriously indeed which is part of the
reason why I've always fought with my various bosses that, no, it's not a
compliment that you can trust my work. I don't want you to trust my
work because I don't want to get you in trouble please, for the love of
God, check this.



Hewitt knows this. He knows full well that the attorney who signs
off on it is completely and utterly and totally responsible for what he
is signing. So if that attorney wants to accept the help of his staff
to take some of the burden off of him, then that attorney also has to
accept the risk that if and when the staff screws up, he's the one
responsible.



I'm so sick of all these attempts to give people power without also demanding they take responsibility.



*throws things*





Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Totally the most innocentest. Hopping all around. at February 06, 2018 01:10 PM (mf5HN)

This. My last lawyer got slapped by the judge with a $10,000 fine (and not coincidentally fired by me) for misrepresentation in court filings. Judges take that VERY seriously.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 06, 2018 01:18 PM (qf8IB)

346 >>I'm also getting error 500 messages.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 06, 2018 12:51 PM (Ri/rl)<<

The 500 error message hits me nearly 90% of the time when I try to comment from my iPhone.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 06, 2018 01:18 PM (sjdRT)

347 228 Puddin Head

So its not to early to get drunk. I didn't experience a page slow down. Why do double shots make me dizzy

Posted by: Cheshire cats is now drunk at February 06, 2018 01:19 PM (7ZiDC)

348 334 312 I think it's very likely that the judge knew the real target was Trump, and approved the warrant application for that reason alone. The content didn't even matter.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 06, 2018 01:20 PM (jK8Z7)

349 Get. It. Right.

I'm a dementor!

Posted by: Nancy wants to eat your soul at February 06, 2018 01:12 PM (yDZ6F)


That ring you got didn't come from a gumball machine.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Swamp Waders 50% Off at the Outrage Outlet! at February 06, 2018 01:20 PM (hLRSq)

350 Justin Trudeau interrupts woman to tell her to use "peoplekind"instead of mankind because it is "more inclusive"

Fuck off you bigoted Earthling.

Posted by: Martin the Martian at February 06, 2018 01:20 PM (326rv)

351 i right click on all links on the sidebar...

if they go to air of questionable quality, i don't bother.

they have a ridiculous number of scripts running on their page, and they can't possibly have any content there i need to see so badly as to allow some, let alone all, of them to run in order to see it.

if i'm *that* interested in the subject, i'll Bing for an alternate source to view it at.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 06, 2018 01:20 PM (VIz3b)

352 310---The physical resemblance between Justine and Fidel is indeed striking. And Pierre and Maggie were in Cuba at about the right time...
Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at February 06, 2018 01:13 PM (Dbv1R)
---------------------------
Yeah, but Castro was a very smart politico and valued Canada's pro-Cuba policy enormously. He would never have done anything to jeopardize that.
Margaret would have to have aggressively thrown herself at him like a crazed floozy to.........

Eh. Yeah. Could be.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2018 01:20 PM (0jtPF)

353 Regan got the wall torn down and put the Stasi out of work, so they came here to pay him (conservative US citizens) back.

Posted by: Harkonnens rule at February 06, 2018 01:22 PM (Wa5hI)

354 Eh. Yeah. Could be.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2018 01:20 PM (0jtPF)

Heh. Or Pierre could have handed her of to Fidel, with a, "be my guest, bro!"
Doffs footish sock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 06, 2018 01:23 PM (Dbv1R)

355 21 Carter Page was a mole?"

I don't believe that, and that's because I've tried to follow everything he's actually said. The more I see, the more I'm convinced that Carter Page may be one of the few people involved in this shitshow who has been TOTALLY honest about everything he knew from the start. He has done some foolish things, and appears to have always been guilty of trying to make himself look a lot more important than he ever was, but who in Washington doesn't do that?

No one has ever been able to name one thing that Carter Page has ever done that was actually a crime. 4 years of surveillance of everything he said, everything he wrote, and they can't even get him on jaywalking.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 06, 2018 01:25 PM (k1TUh)

356 the fisa court official rebuke of obama feebe violations was a song, a dance a little selzer down our pants. CYA boobs

Posted by: azaleas city at February 06, 2018 01:25 PM (WX+x0)

357 Damage from a magnitude 6.4 earthquake was reported to buildings and roads in Hualian, Taiwan:

Posted by: MISHBOT at February 06, 2018 01:27 PM (y3aQB)

358 354 Eh. Yeah. Could be.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2018 01:20 PM (0jtPF)

Heh. Or Pierre could have handed her of to Fidel, with a, "be my guest, bro!"
Doffs footish sock.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 06, 2018 01:23 PM (Dbv1R)

Kind of a lefty thing, so yeah.

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at February 06, 2018 01:27 PM (nBr1j)

359 Why do double shots make me dizzy

Posted by: Cheshire cats is now drunk at February 06, 2018 01:19 PM (7ZiDC)
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we'll give you one guess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk4Rj9WXjko

Posted by: Swingin' Medalions at February 06, 2018 01:29 PM (VIz3b)

360 I thought pitchers and catchers weren't reporting until next week?


Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 06, 2018 01:16 PM


Do they?! Wait...you're talking about baseball, aren't you?

Posted by: Shep Smith at February 06, 2018 01:30 PM (p+Wdc)

361 200
14 But But Mueller must soldier on.....COLLUSION!



Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 06, 2018 12:08 PM (ymnmz)



It's not about collusion anymore. It's about getting Don Jr. on Obstruction charges so they can leverage that over PDT's head.



Because Barron hasn't grown into his glorious Murderbody yet.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 06, 2018 12:57 PM (WDCYi)

Wait .... Fusion GPS sent a russian honey pot to see Don jr, after said Honeypot got an extension form Loretta Lynch's Department and Jr tells honeypot to pound sand and they want to wring him up on charges that he did wasn't truthful with the FBI. Would the FBI believe him if he said it was set up? They were in on it. They were paying Fusion, weren't they?

What a mess the FBI has made of this.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 06, 2018 01:31 PM (ymnmz)

362 I don't believe that, and that's because I've tried
to follow everything he's actually said. The more I see, the more I'm
convinced that Carter Page may be one of the few people involved in this
shitshow who has been TOTALLY honest about everything he knew from the
start. He has done some foolish things, and appears to have always been
guilty of trying to make himself look a lot more important than he ever
was, but who in Washington doesn't do that?



No one has ever been able to name one thing that Carter Page has
ever done that was actually a crime. 4 years of surveillance of
everything he said, everything he wrote, and they can't even get him on
jaywalking.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 06, 2018 01:25 PM (k1TUh)

That is my take too. Both the surveillance of Page and the surveillance of Papadopoulas was aimed at getting access to Trump (circuitously because there was no way in hell they were going to get a warrant to spy on him directly). With all of the wiretapping they got nothing on Page and they only got a dubious "lying to the FBI" charge against Papadopoulas.



I say dubious because the FBI refuse to tape their interviews so we have only the FBI agents' written account of what is said. In a he said/she said between the FBI and a private citizen, the private citizen is not going to be believed even when the FBI apparently lies all the time.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 06, 2018 01:33 PM (qf8IB)

363 STIGMATIZING CONNOTATION

From the DOJ's own counsel.

https://tinyurl.com/ya67az4x

"STIGMATIZING CONNOTATION
The application of "Glomarization" in the privacy context is appropriate because disclosure of the mere fact that an individual is mentioned in an agency's law enforcement files carries a stigmatizing connotation, one certainly cognizable under FOIA Exemption 7(C), 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(7)(C).See, e.g., Fund for Constitutional Government v. National Archives & Records Service, 656 F.2d 856, 865 (D.C. Cir. 1981) ("The disclosure of [the fact that specific individuals were the subjects of a criminal investigation] would produce the unwarranted result of placing the named individuals in the position of having to defend their conduct in the public forum outside of the procedural protections normally afforded the accused in criminal proceedings."); Baez v. Department of Justice, 647 F.2d 1328, 1338 (D.C. Cir. 1980) ("There can be no clearer example an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy than to release to the public that another individual was the subject of an FBI investigation."); see also Miller v. Bell, 661 F.2d 623, 631 32 (7th Cir. 1981) (identities of individuals merely mentioned in law enforcement records protected), cert. denied sub nom. Miller v. Webster, 456 U.S. 960 (1982); Maroscia v. Levi, 569 F.2d 1000, 1002 (7th Cir. 1977) (same).

Indeed, only through the consistent application of this masked response to third-party requests, regardless of whether responsive records do actually exist, can the privacy of those who are in fact mentioned in law enforcement files be protected. For example, if an agency provided a "no records" response to its first nine requests for third-party investigatory files, it could not then respond to the tenth request -- where records in fact do exist by "refusing to confirm or deny" without, in effect, disclosing the very fact sought to be protected. See, e.g., Antonelli v. FBI, 721 F.2d 615, 616-19 (7th Cir. 1983), cert. denied, 104 S. Ct. 2399 (1984); Rushford v. Civiletti, 485 F. Supp. 477, 478-80 (D.D.C. 1980), aff'd mem. sub nom. Rushford v. Smith, 656 F.2d 900 (D.C. Cir. 1981); see also Gardels v. CIA, 689 F.2d 1100, 1104-06 (D.C. Cir. 1982) (operation of "Glomarization" in national security context)."

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at February 06, 2018 01:34 PM (vffne)

364 I have not heard a word on whether the FISA judge has even been interviewed to answer all of the questions that are being raised.

Seems like that should have been the first person interviewed.

It is as aggravating as the Benghazi stand down investigation. In that case another it is another instance where the answer could have been obtained in short order.

You start from the bottom and work your way up with just one question. Who gave you the order to stand down? Easy Peasy.

Did the FISA judge grant the warrant based on the dossier? Seems that question could have been answered a year ago if they were just able to asked the judge.

This is why people hate the government. They do nothing in a straight line.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 06, 2018 01:36 PM (r8Hiq)

365 I'm wondering. If an FBI agents asks me how I'm doing and a lie and say I'm great, would I get indicted?

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at February 06, 2018 01:37 PM (nBr1j)

366 So that show cause order to the gubberment re the fraud on the court is going to be issued any minute now. Somebody wake Sessions when its been released.

Posted by: torabora at February 06, 2018 01:41 PM (K0z2U)

367 There's a logical answer: The FISA judges who approved these warrants were Leftist ideologues themselves; facilitating the operation of the "Deep State".

Posted by: IronDioPriest at February 06, 2018 01:44 PM (001Kt)

368 launches a 1961 corvette into space with a Don Felder soundtrack.

One of my all time favorites, pulls the chute AFTER the bounce.

https://youtu.be/rYy_XJpI6uk?t=62

Posted by: DaveA at February 06, 2018 01:44 PM (FhXTo)

369 Judges? Above reproach? John Roberts!

Posted by: kactus at February 06, 2018 01:48 PM (HIasT)

370 Just did something productive-ish. That makes two useful things done today.

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at February 06, 2018 01:48 PM (nBr1j)

371 The fact that the FBI concealed that the target of the FISA warrant (Carter Page) was really an undercover employee is 10,000 times a bigger deal than the fact that the dossier was paid for by Clinton.

They are both extremely bad, but with this information, there's no way to legally Justify the FISA warrant AT ALL.

The entire basis for everything is based on Carter Page being a potential Russian spy coordinating between Trump and Russian agents.

The fact that he was an FBI mole completely destroys that justification and instead shows an effort by the FBI to not only spy on Trump, but to actively entrap him, like they tried to do with the DTJR / Natalia Veselnitskaya meeting... Remember that she was personally admitted into the US by Loretta Lynch.

This entire thing was a coordinated black-op from the beginning and both Page and Popadopalous are moles/plants that provided the connection the FBI needed to justify everything that has followed since, including the Mueller investigation...

ARREST THEM ALL NOW!!!

Posted by: I smell something rotten at February 06, 2018 01:50 PM (iWzUm)

372 It is possible that the FBI didn't tell there employee Carter Page he was working for the FBI's Commitee to Re-Enthrone the Empress- Desk (C.R.E.E.P.) when they sent him into the Trump Campaign

Hell, they could have told Page he was on a secret patriotic mission to protect Trump.

It didn't matter what he was doing at the Campaign, only that he was there, so the FBI could tell the FISA Court that he was a Russian agent, thereby justifying wiretaps on the Trumps.

Criminals.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at February 06, 2018 01:55 PM (y7VOF)

373 F. "not sufficient disclosure."
It was a sham application with the clear intent to conduct political surveillance of a political opponent.
Know how we know?
Its all the unmasking and leaking.

I can't believe everyone is reporting about the FISA application and ensuing warrant without linking it to the unmasking/leaking, which clearly explains the primary motive.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at February 06, 2018 02:12 PM (BsGS1)

374 57 Justin Trudeau interrupts woman to tell her to use "peoplekind" instead of mankind because it is "more inclusive"


She should have just said "Jesus, you ARE just as big an asshole as your father, aren't you!"

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at February 06, 2018 03:15 PM (QdOyl)

375 348 334 312 "I think it's very likely that the judge knew the real target was Trump, and approved the warrant application for that reason alone. The content didn't even matter."

Fuckin-a Tweety, there's your problem right there!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at February 06, 2018 03:22 PM (QdOyl)

376 To be fair, would *you* ever want to admit your source is a 4chan troll?

https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/95568919/#95571329

Posted by: Saber Alter at February 06, 2018 03:24 PM (c2Mwr)

377 Hugh Hewitt = John McCain

Posted by: me at February 06, 2018 04:12 PM (yeOmr)

378 Hewitt is still furiously masturbating, asking how this Trump scandal possibly benefits his gay crush on Mitt Romney.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at February 06, 2018 06:30 PM (cxvn3)

379 Man... when you've lost Clueless Hugh...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbot at February 06, 2018 09:24 PM (wSC8T)

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