For Some Reason, Revelation That FBI's Highest Officers Were Leakers and Liars Is Undermining Their Credibility in Trial Courts

The FBI, like the media, is wondering why the public stopped believing them.

Hint: I think it had to do with all the lies and incompetence. But I can't be sure. You should wiretap me and raid my office to find if I have any other additional information about it.

In the course of two dozen interviews for this story, agents and others expressed concern that the tumult is threatening the cooperation of informants, local and state police officials, and allies overseas. Even those who lived through past crises say the current one is more damaging. "We've seen ups and downs, but I've never seen anything like this," says Robert Anderson, a senior official at the FBI who retired in 2015.

The FBI's crisis of credibility appears to have seeped into the jury room. The number of convictions in FBI-led investigations has declined in each of the last five years, dropping nearly 11% over that period, according to a TIME analysis of data obtained from the Justice Department by researchers at Syracuse University. "We've already seen where the bad guys and witnesses look at those FBI credentials, and it might not carry the same weight anymore," says O’Connor.

Indeed, public support for the FBI has plunged. A PBS NewsHour survey in April showed a 10-point drop–from 71% to 61%--in the prior two months among Americans who thought the FBI was "just trying to do its job" and an 8-point jump--from 23% to 31%--among those who thought it was "biased against the Trump Administration."


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1 You mean to sit there and tell me that becoming a political whore damages your credibility? Shut the f*** up, man.

Posted by: pep at May 04, 2018 05:51 PM (LAe3v)

2 I guess they're touchable.

Posted by: pep at May 04, 2018 05:52 PM (LAe3v)

3 Unexpected drop in public support. Unexpected.

Posted by: Toni at May 04, 2018 05:52 PM (SEY8G)

4 The future now!

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 04, 2018 05:52 PM (Eu5eZ)

5 At least Stormy Daniels is up front about what she is.

Posted by: pep at May 04, 2018 05:52 PM (LAe3v)

6 Look what has happened since I've been away.

Posted by: Efram Zimbalist, Jr. at May 04, 2018 05:53 PM (BuB4M)

7 5
At least Stormy Daniels is up front about what she is.


Posted by: pep[/i

And, of course, both the FBI and Stormy have screwed Trump.

Posted by: pep at May 04, 2018 05:53 PM (LAe3v)

8 Bet it will drop some more after Comey completes his book tour.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2018 05:53 PM (W+vEI)

9

Posted by: pep at May 04, 2018 05:53 PM (LAe3v)

10 Dammit, there's NOTHING to see here. Move along peasants!

Posted by: The RIght Reverend St James Comey Hrothgar at May 04, 2018 05:54 PM (n9EOP)

11


Gee, man!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2018 05:54 PM (IqV8l)

12 These a***oles brought a condom to a gunfight.

Posted by: pep at May 04, 2018 05:55 PM (LAe3v)

13 Crap!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 04, 2018 05:55 PM (n9EOP)

14 Years of missing, or actively ignoring domestic terrorists of the angry muslim variety really takes it's toll, doesn't it?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2018 05:55 PM (W+vEI)

15 You want miracles, Theo?

Posted by: Hans at May 04, 2018 05:55 PM (5VIz0)

16 Where is an Elliot Ness when you really need him?

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 04, 2018 05:55 PM (n9EOP)

17 14
Years of missing, or actively ignoring domestic terrorists of the angry muslim variety really takes it's toll, doesn't it?

Posted by: Lizzy


Wrong! The FBI knows exactly where they are..... NASA.

Posted by: pep at May 04, 2018 05:56 PM (LAe3v)

18 Rank and File!

Posted by: garrett at May 04, 2018 05:56 PM (TGFnG)

19 And those that follow the Trump Dossier saga know they will conspire to forge documents to get the warrants for your no-knock 2:00am cavity search.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 04, 2018 05:56 PM (Eu5eZ)

20 The DOJ is worse but the FBI could have exposed the faux Clinton investigations but didn't, so now it should be national security and kidnappings only for the FBI.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 04, 2018 05:57 PM (4e+hS)

21 Wow, so years of ignoring law and order under the Big O have made it so the FBI doesn't look good? Who coulda' thunk it?

Posted by: Flyguy at May 04, 2018 05:57 PM (v30M8)

22
Stormy Daniels and the FBI in a credibility battle for LAST place.

Posted by: CNN Headline You'll Never See at May 04, 2018 05:57 PM (LOgQ4)

23 Gee.....people don't trust the FBI, I wonder why?.........................

And having comey on TV every friggin day dumping on Trump just erodes what little trust anyone has left.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 04, 2018 05:57 PM (+Dllb)

24 Years of missing, or actively ignoring domestic terrorists of the angry muslim variety really takes it's toll, doesn't it?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2018 05:55 PM (W+vEI)


I believe that Mueller has his fingerprints all over the removal of islamic terrorism clues from all the FBI training manuals!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 04, 2018 05:58 PM (n9EOP)

25 Ephram Zimbalist Jr. weeps.

Seriously, aren't most of us of an age when that was what we thought of the FBI?

Hoover explicitly tried to make it a body with independent power. The TV show made it the Boy Scouts of the federal government. We're supposed to like the FBI.

So what have they done? They let a racist hound Billie Holliday to death. They tried to blackmail MLK.

And when Hoover was gone and they were searching for relevance they murdered Randy Weaver's family.

I am not a fan.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 04, 2018 05:58 PM (fuK7c)

26 This is my shocked face.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Justice is my Sarah Palin's uterus at May 04, 2018 05:58 PM (yQpMk)

27 This was posted at 6:38PM. A lot can change between now and then.

Posted by: f'd at May 04, 2018 05:58 PM (UdKB7)

28 It's a real mystery. CNN needs to get on the case and tell us what to think about this.

Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2018 05:58 PM (oMtOd)

29 If I were ever on a jury, the only thing that would sway me at this point would be believable eyewitness testimony. I can't trust a single damn thing that comes out of the police or the prosecution.

Too many of them are too corrupt.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 04, 2018 05:58 PM (AzW6q)

30 6:48? Are we in the past or the future?

Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2018 05:59 PM (O5Q3r)

31 I am not a fan.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


Huh. You hide it well.

Posted by: pep at May 04, 2018 05:59 PM (LAe3v)

32 Considering the FBI leaks like a sieve I can see where a confidential informant might decide talking to the FBI is bad for their health these days.

Posted by: Blake at May 04, 2018 05:59 PM (qC1Sy)

33 The number of convictions in FBI-led investigations has declined in each of the last five years, dropping nearly 11% over that period, according to a TIME analysis of data obtained from the Justice Department by researchers at Syracuse University.
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Perhaps it has less to do with credibility and more the fact that they have become a BS agency under Odumbshit and have been bringing more and more BS cases to trial?

Posted by: Mega at May 04, 2018 05:59 PM (5VIz0)

34 >>>>>This was posted at 6:38PM. A lot can change between now and then.



Posted by: f'd at May 04, 2018 05:58 PM
.
.
.Temporal Worm Holes, what can't they do?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 04, 2018 05:59 PM (+Dllb)

35 Who among us has not paid for sex, one way or another?

Posted by: f'd at May 04, 2018 05:59 PM (UdKB7)

36 Oh where have you gone, Very Special Agent Dale Cooper?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, No Longer Being Polite at May 04, 2018 05:59 PM (xPJvm)

37
Media: No one can lose credibility faster than we can!

FBI: Hold our beer.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 04, 2018 05:59 PM (gC2IV)

38 Judges 3:21

And Ehud reached with his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly. And the hilt also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not pull the sword out of his belly; and the dung came out.

Posted by: Former Head of FBI: James Comey, teetering closer to the edge of the abyss at May 04, 2018 06:00 PM (LOgQ4)

39 "The number of convictions in FBI-led investigations has declined in each of the last five years, dropping nearly 11% over that period, according to a TIME analysis of data obtained from the Justice Department by researchers at Syracuse University. "We've already seen where the bad guys and witnesses look at those FBI credentials, and it might not carry the same weight anymore," says O'Connor."

Fucking Trump.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at May 04, 2018 06:00 PM (Dp6qK)

40 It's not just Trump. The issues with the FBI labs go back to the mid 90's. Ted Stevens. Cliven Bundy. And on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on.

The only people to blame for this are those in the FBI who have let this rot fester until know it's about to burst and ooze over the entire American political system.

So that's nice.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 04, 2018 06:00 PM (dEQP3)

41 Cost/benefit analysis would indicate it would be cheaper to abolish it then build a new something. Too far gone.

Posted by: Lester at May 04, 2018 06:00 PM (LfJIn)

42 Media: No one can lose credibility faster than we can!



FBI: Hold our beer.

Posted by: Duke Lowell


pffffft.

Posted by: DOJ at May 04, 2018 06:00 PM (LAe3v)

43 "biased against the Trump Administration."
Ya think?

Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2018 06:01 PM (LiyEm)

44 Put some ice on that.

Posted by: Billy Jeff at May 04, 2018 06:01 PM (z1KQ6)

45 If you're from Boston and seen what a fine job they did up here, you haven't had a lot of respect for the FBI in a long time.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2018 06:01 PM (O5Q3r)

46 The only people to blame for this are those in the FBI who have let this
rot fester until know it's about to burst and ooze over the entire
American political system.



You do paint a picture.

Posted by: pep at May 04, 2018 06:01 PM (LAe3v)

47 And do away with the DOJ as set up too.

Posted by: Lester at May 04, 2018 06:02 PM (LfJIn)

48 Fuck the FBI and their concern about their image

You know what assholes, I'm concerned that the FBI has been politcized, corrupted and weaponized.

Go fuck yourselves you jack booted, INCOMPETENT facists!!!

Posted by: Kreplach at May 04, 2018 06:02 PM (UfMVm)

49 Oh know, its all Trump's fault the public doesn't trust the FBI any longer so says the big pile of horse shit that is Comey.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2018 06:03 PM (aC6Sd)

50 We're at now, now. Everything that's happening now, is happening now.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at May 04, 2018 06:03 PM (fA1SL)

51 >>If you're from Boston and seen what a fine job they did up here, you haven't had a lot of respect for the FBI in a long time.


Whitey Bulger.
And gee, Mueller was involved with that.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2018 06:03 PM (W+vEI)

52 The FBI, like the media, is wondering why the public stopped believing them.


When I found out the FBI labs were just phoning it in.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2018 06:03 PM (dhqL5)

53 And when Hoover was gone and they were searching for relevance they murdered Randy Weaver's family.

I am not a fan.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 04, 2018 05:58 PM


In the end they paid a couple million dollars without admitting guilt because they were too chickenshit to admit guilt.

You know why you pay a couple million dollars in damages?

Because you're guilty as fvck.

Posted by: Former Head of FBI: James Comey, teetering closer to the edge of the abyss at May 04, 2018 06:03 PM (LOgQ4)

54
noods come at you fast sometimes

Posted by: Hands at May 04, 2018 06:03 PM (EzdLW)

55 I'm concerned certain that the FBI has been politcized, corrupted and weaponized.


FIFY

Posted by: pep at May 04, 2018 06:03 PM (LAe3v)

56 If its that bad on the Federal level, just imagine how bad everything is on a local level.

Posted by: Monk at May 04, 2018 06:03 PM (z1KQ6)

57
The F.I.B.

A Quim Markeddown Production.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2018 06:04 PM (VM6ev)

58 Sensitive little babies everywhere are insulted by comparison to James Comey.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 04, 2018 06:04 PM (ZuGkg)

59 The number of convictions in FBI-led investigations has declined in each
of the last five years, dropping nearly 11% over that period, according
to a TIME analysis of data obtained from the Justice Department by
researchers at Syracuse University.
=====

When Comey stood on the steps of the Federal Courthouse and informed us peons that convicting Martha Stewart showed that no one was above the law, I thought it was totally weird (and probably bogus). The past 10 years, they are the wealthy using their power against regular people.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 04, 2018 06:04 PM (MIKMs)

60 I believe that Mueller has his fingerprints all over the removal of islamic terrorism clues from all the FBI training manuals!
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 04, 2018 05:58 PM (n9EOP)


He and Comey and Clapper appear to be Forrest Gump because they're involved in everything. It sure as hell looks like Mueller, whom we were assured was above reproach, let four innocent men rot in jail, with two of them dying there, to protect Whitey Bulger.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 04, 2018 06:04 PM (dEQP3)

61 The number of convictions in FBI-led investigations has declined in each of the last five years, dropping nearly 11% over that period

And the thing is, the FBI apparently lives by their conviction rate.

When my father was CO of the Marine security contingent on a naval base (Federal property) he worked closely with the FBI, and used to complain that they wouldn't prosecute unless a case was a slam dunk, because they wanted to keep their conviction rate high.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:04 PM (oYp/M)

62 Perhaps it has less to do with credibility and more the fact that they have become a BS agency under Odumbshit and have been bringing more and more BS cases to trial?

Posted by: Mega at May 04, 2018 05:59 PM (5VIz0)

And we would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for you MAGAing kids.

Posted by: Comey's Homies at May 04, 2018 06:04 PM (Dp6qK)

63 mueller is evry bit as guilty as whitey. we don't know half of that story.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2018 06:04 PM (KP5rU)

64 Ya know, when ones primary purpose is to protect the status quo, that whole "rule of law" thing gets a little muddy.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 04, 2018 06:05 PM (F8cRI)

65

Change the name to Scouts FBI.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2018 06:05 PM (IqV8l)

66 62 Perhaps it has less to do with credibility and more the fact that they have become a BS agency under Odumbshit and have been bringing more and more BS cases to trial?

Posted by: Mega at May 04, 2018 05:59 PM (5VIz0)

And we would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for you MAGAing kids.
Posted by: Comey's Homies at May 04, 2018 06:04 PM (Dp6qK)


I suspect the FBI has been a corrupt shit show since at least the Bill Clinton years.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2018 06:05 PM (VM6ev)

67 From ace's link>

ousted deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, had lied to the bureau's internal investigations branch to cover up a leak he orchestrated about Clinton's family foundation less than two weeks before the election. (The case has since been referred to the U.S. Attorney's office in Washington, D.C., for potential prosecution.

Later in the SAME article. I can't believe this is cited > Assistant FBI Director William F. Sweeney Jr., who runs the New York field office and oversaw the April 9 raid against Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, says his agents' response to the turmoil has been to "double down

FMR...



Posted by: golfman at May 04, 2018 06:06 PM (If3tB)

68 Was Mueller the head of the FBI when it was reported to them that certain foreign born males were asking to learn how to fly jumbo jets, but not how to take off or land them?

Posted by: Boots at May 04, 2018 06:06 PM (EBwPV)

69
The F.I.B.

A Quim Markeddown Production.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


IN COLOR

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2018 06:06 PM (IqV8l)

70 It's almost like living through Watergate and beginning to assume that they're all crooks, or something.

Like...history teaches lessons and stuff.

Nah...can't be that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at May 04, 2018 06:06 PM (Jj43a)

71 So Die Hard wasn't wrong.

Posted by: Monk at May 04, 2018 06:07 PM (z1KQ6)

72 So if Trump really wants to boost his poll ratings he can get a few of the nastier ones indicted for "civil rights violations under color of law" a month before mid terms. Some legislative creatures asked for it on the FISA court scamming and a Trump said h may have to step in as teh big swining schlong (chief LEO). Everybody hates crooked cops.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 04, 2018 06:07 PM (Eu5eZ)

73
Breaking: FBI changing name to IBF - Intentional Bringing Falsehoods.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 04, 2018 06:07 PM (r+sAi)

74 Well FBI, if you lay down with dirty dog left wingers, you wake up with fleas.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 04, 2018 06:07 PM (JKP/A)

75 "We've become lying partisan corrupt dickbags that are little more than henchmen for a single political party. Why don't people trust us anymore!?"

Posted by: Buzzion at May 04, 2018 06:07 PM (lKs2v)

76 I'd love to be a jury member someday in a federal case just to mess with these people.

But I honestly don't know why anyone would EVER talk to the FBI, even if they has absolutely nothing to do with a crime. They've used the "perjury" play too many times.

Posted by: Maritime at May 04, 2018 06:08 PM (lKmt3)

77 I suspect the FBI has been a corrupt shit show since at least the Bill Clinton years.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


Bush 41.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2018 06:08 PM (dhqL5)

78 71 So Die Hard wasn't wrong.

I give you the F!B!I!...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 04, 2018 06:08 PM (F8cRI)

79 21 Wow, so years of ignoring law and order under the Big O have made it so the FBI doesn't look good? Who coulda' thunk it?
Posted by: Flyguy at May 04, 2018 05:57 PM (v30M


It's not for nothing that people call him President Shit Midas.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:08 PM (oYp/M)

80 Like...history teaches lessons and stuff.



Nah...can't be that.


Right? That history like stuff happened like a long time ago. All of it. You can like count on it.

Posted by: Tommy Vietor, Statesman Extraordinaire at May 04, 2018 06:08 PM (LAe3v)

81 64 Ya know, when ones primary purpose is to protect the status quo, that whole "rule of law" thing gets a little muddy.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 04, 2018 06:05 PM (F8cRI)

And enforcing social justice.

Posted by: Monk at May 04, 2018 06:08 PM (z1KQ6)

82 Was Mueller the head of the FBI when it was reported to them that certain foreign born males were asking to learn how to fly jumbo jets, but not how to take off or land them?

Posted by: Boots at May 04, 2018 06:06 PM


If you expect these lying pieces of excrement to ever admit one ounce of culpability for 9/11, I have some oceanfront property in Kansas I'd like to offer to you.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 04, 2018 06:08 PM (LOgQ4)

83 In the end it's up to the jury. That's why the left tries to get trials of conservatives held in places where the public is mostly liberal...to up their chances that the jury will make a political judgement rather than a legal one. Now that's failing because people are seeing the two Americas thing and realizing which one they're in.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 04, 2018 06:08 PM (xQfPr)

84 And do away with the DOJ as set up too.
Posted by: Lester at May 04, 2018 06:02 PM (LfJIn)
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Discussed this with my bro recently. What we came up with? Get rid of the Cabinet position. Also, shut down CIA, NSA, and FBI. Fire every last soul. Wrap up all current prosecutions and fire all the US Attorneys.

Go on a hiring spree at US Marshals and DIA (as they haven't covered themselves in effluvium, as far as I can tell), and transfer those agencies duties over. Refer prosecutions to the States, who will commensurately have to hire new attorneys.

Reinstate that Cabinet position (whatever you decide to call it), during this interregnum. Transfer the new-hires from aforementioned agencies to the new Department/s.

Just f-ing start over. No one whose held a career in federal civilian law enforcement/intelligence is trustworthy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (AzW6q)

85 Oh and didn't Mueller more or less drive to suicide the guy he claimed falsely was responsible for the anthrax attacks?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (dEQP3)

86 79 21 Wow, so years of ignoring law and order under the Big O have made it so the FBI doesn't look good? Who coulda' thunk it?
Posted by: Flyguy at May 04, 2018 05:57 PM (v30M

It's not for nothing that people call him President Shit Midas.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:08 PM (oYp/M)

======

I need to get him rooting for the Angels...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (Jj43a)

87


Felonious Brotherhood of Insurrectionists..



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (VM6ev)

88 >>The number of convictions in FBI-led investigations has declined in each of the last five years, dropping nearly 11% over that period

>>And the thing is, the FBI apparently lives by their conviction rate.


As demonstrated with the Bundy case: they were so intent on getting a conviction they did illegal stuff. Yeah, doing illegal stuff tends to make you LOSE cases once people are onto you.

I would imagine the same thing with the 4 wrongly convicted related to Whitey Bulger: more important to convict someone than convict the *right* people. That loses you credibility, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (W+vEI)

89 What's interesting is that I have not seen another column or tweet by the usual suspects about how awful it is to distrust or smear our heroic law enforcement authorities for quite a while now. Its almost like they have dropped that talking point entirely.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (39g3+)

90 I wonder what it would take to just abolish the FBI outright...

I can think of several other federal agencies that are in desperate need of an abolishing!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (e9G8E)

91 So I looked it up, Mueller was indeed the head of the FBI on September 11 2001.

Posted by: Boots at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (EBwPV)

92 Reposted from a semi-willowing . . .

This is fun. A website where you can peruse the Manafort case and print whatever you want to, for free!:

https://tinyurl.com/My-GOD-Its-Full-of-Redactions

I just looked at the Affidavit in Support of an Application for a Search Warrant that was used to justify the raid last year on Manafort (docket number 264-2 at the site I just gave you).

It is 44 pages long, and 29 of those pages are COMPLETELY redacted. Which is why Manafort has demanded a Bill of Particulars from the US Government (i.e., what the fuck is it that you clowns think you have on me?).

Interesting reading if you are an attorney or former attorney.
Posted by: Sharkman

Posted by: Sharkman at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (k2Hcx)

93 89 What's interesting is that I have not seen another column or tweet by the usual suspects about how awful it is to distrust or smear our heroic law enforcement authorities for quite a while now. Its almost like they have dropped that talking point entirely.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (39g3+)

=====

Probably just a coincidence.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at May 04, 2018 06:10 PM (Jj43a)

94
And funny how a Kennedy klansman gets his murder conviction vacated late on a Friday. In the midst of all this.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2018 06:10 PM (VM6ev)

95 When my father was CO of the Marine security contingent on a naval base (Federal property) he worked closely with the FBI, and used to complain that they wouldn't prosecute unless a case was a slam dunk, because they wanted to keep their conviction rate high.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:04 PM (oYp/M)
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Many years ago I worked with a couple of retired guys, one from ATF and one from Customs. They said the very same thing. They called them "the Feebs."

Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2018 06:10 PM (oMtOd)

96 Well damn, imagine that!

Been away for a while. But I'm back...sort of. Starting my three week vacation after being away from home since the end of January.

Went through 4 Nor'Easters in NY, then suffered through 3 snow storms in Montana, only to wind up in Charlotte NC during torrential rain the first three days in town last week.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&& at May 04, 2018 06:10 PM (CnvEl)

97 You want the future? You can't handle the future!

Posted by: Steve Earle Song Ideas at May 04, 2018 06:11 PM (PvCxa)

98
You should wiretap me and raid my office to find if I have any other additional information about it.



Scary thing is, I could see them doing that to Ace, if he got doxxed or something. Makes me worry a little.

Posted by: Hands at May 04, 2018 06:11 PM (EzdLW)

99 91 So I looked it up, Mueller was indeed the head of the FBI on September 11 2001.
Posted by: Boots at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (EBwPV)


He got his gore licked...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2018 06:11 PM (VM6ev)

100 This is just like the left creating this culture of sexual "anything goes!" and then trying to condemn Trump for a 12-year-old, one-time sexual encounter.....

The assholes on the left will be eaten by the very monsters they have created.

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2018 06:11 PM (5AVMW)

101
As demonstrated with the Bundy case: they were so intent on getting a conviction they did illegal stuff. Yeah, doing illegal stuff tends to make you LOSE cases once people are onto you.

It's why guys like Bill Ayers never went to prison

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 04, 2018 06:11 PM (10vO4)

102 I would imagine the same thing with the 4 wrongly convicted related to Whitey Bulger: more important to convict someone than convict the *right* people. That loses you credibility, too.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (W+vEI)


It appears more and more like that was a flat out frame up job by the FBI.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 04, 2018 06:11 PM (dEQP3)

103 He got his gore licked...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton


ISWYDT

Posted by: pep at May 04, 2018 06:11 PM (LAe3v)

104 >>It's not for nothing that people call him President Shit Midas.

O/T but that reminds me - apparently Rick Wilson (Salon Hot25 Republican) has a cute new catchphrase: "Everything Trump touches turns to shit."

How original

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2018 06:11 PM (W+vEI)

105 They called them "the Feebs."

Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2018 06:10 PM (oMtOd)

Art Mullen on Justified called them that too.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, No Longer Being Polite at May 04, 2018 06:12 PM (xPJvm)

106 100 This is just like the left creating this culture of sexual "anything goes!" and then trying to condemn Trump for a 12-year-old, one-time sexual encounter.....

The assholes on the left will be eaten by the very monsters they have created.
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2018 06:11 PM (5AVMW)


I have yet to see evidence of this happening, sadly. Maybe Kanye West is the first crack in the system.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2018 06:12 PM (VM6ev)

107 OT/


The Christian Legal Firm that represented little baby Alfie and his parents is now being investigated by the British government.


Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at May 04, 2018 06:12 PM (lwiT4)

108
So I looked it up, Mueller was indeed the head of the FBI on September 11 2001.
Posted by: Boots at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM



Only Hoover himself was head honcho of the g-men longer. Make of that what you will.

Posted by: Hands at May 04, 2018 06:12 PM (EzdLW)

109 Oh and didn't Mueller more or less drive to suicide the guy he claimed falsely was responsible for the anthrax attacks?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around.


1. Arrive at conclusion
2. Hound suspect into suicide
3. ???
4. Profit.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 04, 2018 06:12 PM (LOgQ4)

110 "If I were ever on a jury, the only thing that would
sway me at this point would be believable eyewitness testimony. I can't
trust a single damn thing that comes out of the police or the
prosecution.



Too many of them are too corrupt.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice"

The problem there is that most eyewitness recollections are garbage.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 04, 2018 06:13 PM (w+Jhj)

111 I need to get him rooting for the Angels...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (Jj43a)


He's already been rooting for the Padres.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:13 PM (oYp/M)

112 I suspect the FBI has been a corrupt shit show since at least the Bill Clinton years.

The really bad parts seem to have started in the late 80s, early 90s. I'm not sure if that's because the mob was basically gone by then so they had more time on their hands, or because the Cold War ending reduced their side of things, and they needed to look good to congress or what. Because before that they might have messed up but I'm unaware of anything like the Bulger debacle or the other, similar and lesser known cases like it that started up around that time.

It is worth noting that for being a power hungry, corrupt scumbag, Hoover did a pretty good job of keeping the beast under control. Once he was gone, it kind of metastasized.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 04, 2018 06:13 PM (39g3+)

113
O/T but that reminds me - apparently Rick Wilson (Salon Hot25 Republican) has a cute new catchphrase: "Everything Trump touches turns to shit."

Show us on the dolly where the mean man touched you, Ricky.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2018 06:13 PM (IqV8l)

114 101
As demonstrated with the Bundy case: they were so intent on getting a conviction they did illegal stuff. Yeah, doing illegal stuff tends to make you LOSE cases once people are onto you.

It's why guys like Bill Ayers never went to prison
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 04, 2018 06:11 PM (10vO4)


Be a real shame if he got shot and killed during the course of a mugging in Hyde Park.

Yup. Real shame...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2018 06:13 PM (VM6ev)

115 trying to condemn Trump for a 12-year-old, one-time sexual encounter.....

I'd like to hear more about this..

Posted by: Roman P. at May 04, 2018 06:13 PM (LAe3v)

116 99 91 So I looked it up, Mueller was indeed the head of the FBI on September 11 2001.
Posted by: Boots at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (EBwPV)


He got his gore licked...
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2018 06:11 PM (VM6ev)



For only about a week, though, so there's that...... not by any stretch defending him!!!!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2018 06:13 PM (5AVMW)

117 Now, as I always note up front, I don't *know* what Wray is up to.


But it has been my impression, from the start, that he does not seem to understand he stepped onto a blazing USS Bunker Hill, with damage control teams fighting on several decks, and half the crew already off the ship.


Of course this astonishing criminal corruption, this Attempted Coup for Weak Small Soft Beltway Half-Men, at the top, involving the election is the headliner. But ..... Pulse nightclub shooter's wife ..... Parkland shooter .... it's been one high-profile debacle after another.


Having done PR/damage control at very high levels involving s**t-storms on global headline stories, I just don't see or sense even a trace of proper alarm or action here.


Of course the cherry on top is this bizarre DOJ (and apparently FBI) behavior of stonewalling the Hill, claiming "national security!" and "ongoing investigation!" for withholding, then redacting, key documents - only to have nothing remotely justifying such rationales actually turn up in the documents (to date, AFAIK). And the brinksmanship of Rosie with the Hill - incomprehensible.


So yeah, existential crisis for the FBI, and to some extent the DOJ. But the DOJ is a blazing clown car - to borrow an image - and the flaming clown boners represent, to a great extent, the trashing of a key and formerly esteemed American institution.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 04, 2018 06:13 PM (QDnY+)

118

If the majority of Americans got their news other than the MSM, they would know why.

Most voters know absolutely nothing.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 04, 2018 06:13 PM (fceHP)

119 113
O/T but that reminds me - apparently Rick Wilson (Salon Hot25 Republican) has a cute new catchphrase: "Everything Trump touches turns to shit."

Show us on the dolly where the mean man touched you, Ricky.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2018 06:13 PM (IqV8l)


If it means the Federal Bureaucracy since the New Deal, I consider that accurate and desirable.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2018 06:14 PM (VM6ev)

120
You should wiretap me and raid my office to find if I have any other additional information about it.

We would but the mess from half finished shelving projects makes entry difficult

Posted by: SDNY at May 04, 2018 06:14 PM (10vO4)

121
O/T but that reminds me - apparently Rick Wilson (Salon Hot25 Republican) has a cute new catchphrase: "Everything Trump touches turns to shit."

How original
Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2018 06:11 PM



Show us on the doll where the bad orange man touched you, Rick. ('cuz you reek like sh*t)

Posted by: Hands at May 04, 2018 06:14 PM (EzdLW)

122 Flickering Buttholes of Light

Posted by: Monk at May 04, 2018 06:14 PM (z1KQ6)

123 111 I need to get him rooting for the Angels...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (Jj43a)

He's already been rooting for the Padres.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:13 PM (oYp/M)

======

Does his power dilute with every team?

Could I get him to root for the Astros and Mariners too?

I need the A's to at least make the playoffs this year.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at May 04, 2018 06:14 PM (Jj43a)

124 The Christian Legal Firm that represented little baby Alfie and his parents is now being investigated by the British government.

The Brits do have ways of dealing with over-reaching governments.

Posted by: Oliver C. at May 04, 2018 06:14 PM (LAe3v)

125 The Christian Legal Firm that represented little baby Alfie and his parents is now being investigated by the British government.

Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at May 04, 2018 06:12 PM (lwiT4)


Any investigation of the wogs running the Rotherham outrage?

Nah, I didn't think so.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:14 PM (oYp/M)

126 Revelation That FBI's Highest Officers Were Leakers and Liars Is Undermining Their Credibility in Trial Courts

Ham Sandwiches Everywhere Have Moment To Rejoice

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 04, 2018 06:15 PM (H8S+R)

127 (to the FBI): Come on, man!

(End scene)

Posted by: The Public at May 04, 2018 06:15 PM (gh7cp)

128 Oh and didn't Mueller more or less drive to suicide the guy he claimed falsely was responsible for the anthrax attacks?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (dEQP3)


Not really. Just made sure he knew it was never going to end and there was only one way out. And the way out was not a guilty plea.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 04, 2018 06:15 PM (Eu5eZ)

129 The Christian Legal Firm that represented little baby Alfie and his parents is now being investigated by the British government.


Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at May 04, 2018 06:12 PM (lwiT4)

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

The brits are no longer citizens, they are back to being subjects or serfs.

How long before the british govt tries to go after the Vatican for offering care to Baby Alfie? It's been a few hundred years since the brits went after the Catholic Church.

Posted by: Boots at May 04, 2018 06:16 PM (EBwPV)

130 It has reached the point where I am more afraid of the FBI as a law abiding citizen than I would be as a criminal.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 04, 2018 06:16 PM (G8hDY)

131 Reading the Bixy Noodles bit about Empires (from the ONT last night or the other night... or maybe it wasn't the ONT but I saw it here on AoS. Unless I didn't. Fuck you.)

Very thought provoking. I've heard the "empires last 200-300 years" bit before.

I wonder if a 'national divorce' -- bloodless or bloody -- will begin the cycle again. That, and I wonder if the Mets will trade for a catcher, because both our #1 and #2 have been out, and these two guys they've got replacing are not hitting very well.

Time for a nap.

Posted by: Arch Stanton at May 04, 2018 06:16 PM (MCbul)

132 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2018 06:13 PM

.....


Beat me to it. You're a gentleman and a scholar.

Posted by: Hands at May 04, 2018 06:16 PM (EzdLW)

133 "Felonious Brotherhood of Insurrectionists..





Posted by: J.J. Sefton"

I thought it was "Famous But Incompetent".

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 04, 2018 06:16 PM (w+Jhj)

134 We would but the mess from half finished shelving projects makes entry difficult
Posted by: SDNY at May 04, 2018 06:14 PM (10vO4)


Shelving project, man trap, what's in a phrase?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:16 PM (oYp/M)

135 Kinda OT, but the part of the Bundy thing which got to me was: BLM has snipers! A little like my granddaughters girl scout troop having a bomb disposal unit.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 04, 2018 06:16 PM (F8cRI)

136 >>Oh and didn't Mueller more or less drive to suicide the guy he claimed falsely was responsible for the anthrax attacks?


Ugh, yes!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2018 06:16 PM (W+vEI)

137 We do need some form of federal law enforcement body, but like the CIA (and the host of other intelligence bodies) they don't need to be as big, expensive, or powerful as they are at present. If I had a magic wand, I'd delete Homeland Security entirely except as a clearinghouse -- all it does is gather and share intel between agencies, to wipe out the Gorelick Wall.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 04, 2018 06:17 PM (39g3+)

138 How long before the british govt tries to go after
the Vatican for offering care to Baby Alfie? It's been a few hundred
years since the brits went after the Catholic Church.



Posted by: Boots at May 04, 2018 06:16 PM (EBwPV)
Then we can revive the crusades against the Brits and their ass stupid monarchy.

Posted by: IC at May 04, 2018 06:17 PM (a0IVu)

139
Feral Brigands and Insurrectionists

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2018 06:17 PM (VM6ev)

140 What's interesting is that I have not seen another column or tweet by the usual suspects about how awful it is to distrust or smear our heroic law enforcement authorities for quite a while now. Its almost like they have dropped that talking point entirely.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 04, 2018 06:09 PM (39g3+)

Which reminds me, isn't i time for the Mistress of Disaster Jamie Gorelick to reappear?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 04, 2018 06:18 PM (Eu5eZ)

141 I thought it was "Famous But Incompetent".
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 04, 2018 06:16 PM (w+Jhj)
---
At this point with Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Mueller, et. al., I think it stands for:

Fuck
Being
Indicted

Apologies to the Dayton Family.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 04, 2018 06:18 PM (AzW6q)

142 Hasn't the FBI always been a shit show?

We have this view of the FBI and heroes like Eliot Ness, but even that was Prohibition nonsense that were enforcing bullshit laws.

Seems like the FBI now is primarily interested in people making pirate downloads without proper tribute to Hollywood when it's not going after Trump and conservatives.

Posted by: Maritime at May 04, 2018 06:18 PM (lKmt3)

143 This tells me at least 11% of past convictions were wrongful.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at May 04, 2018 06:18 PM (wFDuq)

144 Somehow, in FBI PR land, any person caught up in one of their byzantine 'investigations' somehow deserved it. They were a bad lying liar who lies and nasty scum. Better we get rid of this now, because a trial will cost taxpayers and those nasty liars who lie too much money.

Give it up now, suckah.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 04, 2018 06:19 PM (MIKMs)

145 Polling would probably find more trust in the Sopranos and the Gambinos than the Muellers and the Comets.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 04, 2018 06:19 PM (Qy/KM)

146 Kinda OT, but the part of the Bundy thing which got to me was: BLM has snipers! A little like my granddaughters girl scout troop having a bomb disposal unit.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 04, 2018 06:16 PM (F8cRI)



IIRC, the Department of Education has a SWAT team.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 04, 2018 06:20 PM (dEQP3)

147 Didn't the FBI start out checking on whorehouses ??

Posted by: REDACTED at May 04, 2018 06:20 PM (Ymy4N)

148 When Comey stood on the steps of the Federal Courthouse and informed us peons that convicting Martha Stewart showed that no one was above the law, I thought it was totally weird (and probably bogus). The past 10 years, they are the wealthy using their power against regular people.
Posted by: mustbequantum at May 04, 2018 06:04 PM (MIKMs)


Compare the Martha Stewart indictment to the Clinton Foundation laundering scheme.

Compare Martha to the laundry list of crimes Hillary, as SOS, and the Clintons at the Foundation have committed.

Comey reads out the most heinous of crimes Hillary committed then walked away.

Trust?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 04, 2018 06:20 PM (fceHP)

149 The fbi is like a rabid animal in your backyard. If they notice you, they will try to get into your house, and once they get in you are screwed. Not because they are effective, but because they are a poisonous destructive fury filled beast. Beast.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 04, 2018 06:20 PM (ZuGkg)

150 The FBI management ignord the Boston bombers. Ft Hood shooter. Pulse night club. Stoneman shooter. Wonder if Vegas shooting was connected to the FBI?

Posted by: PhilDirt at May 04, 2018 06:20 PM (IzU+i)

151 The Christian Legal Firm that represented little baby Alfie and his parents is now being investigated by the British government.


Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at May 04, 2018 06:12 PM


Zee zousand year Reich was merely delayed a few decades.

Posted by: Deiter's Dance Party at May 04, 2018 06:20 PM (LOgQ4)

152 "114 101
As demonstrated with the Bundy case: they were so intent on getting a conviction they did illegal stuff. Yeah, doing illegal stuff tends to make you LOSE cases once people are onto you.

It's why guys like Bill Ayers never went to prison
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 04, 2018 06:11 PM (10vO4)


Be a real shame if he got shot and killed during the course of a mugging in Hyde Park.

Yup. Real shame...
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 04, 2018 06:13 PM (VM6ev)"



You know, at this point it wouldn't take much to make me think that they screwed it (Ayers) up on purpose.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 04, 2018 06:20 PM (Mbmmf)

153 Hillary Clinton told us that if the loser and their supporters didn't accept the results of the election, it would be disastrous for this nation and its institutions, AND SHE WAS RIGHT!

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 04, 2018 06:21 PM (toi7g)

154 Amongst a people generally corrupted liberty cannot exist, ask yourself would you trust your freedom with agencies that pretended to investigate criminal actions of the Clintons but made no effort to actually investigate? Then said agencies tried to set up a sitting President using corrupt agents and an utterly contemptible DOJ for a non-crime. It sickens me to watch the FBI and DOJ continue with their unethical if not outright criminal actions using a special prosecutor investigating a non-crime. Rosenstein Wray and Session's should be fired, then investigated for criminal collusion via a fake investigation to unseat a sitting President.

Posted by: Rose at May 04, 2018 06:21 PM (kog0J)

155 Does his power dilute with every team?

Could I get him to root for the Astros and Mariners too?

I need the A's to at least make the playoffs this year.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at May 04, 2018 06:14 PM (Jj43a)


Only if he agrees to root for the Red Sox too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:21 PM (oYp/M)

156 Roseanne Barr@therealroseanne

replying to @PattyArquette @ChapelHillDiva @StormyDaniels

she's known for anal porn scenes.

Stormy Daniels @StormyDaniels

I don't even do anal movies, you ingorant twat. That's like saying you are known for your beautiful rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.


Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 04, 2018 06:21 PM (rnAwa)

157 Wonder if Vegas shooting was connected to the FBI?
Posted by: PhilDirt at May 04, 2018 06:20 PM (IzU+i)



I don't even consider that a conspiracy theory, I think that's the truth.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 04, 2018 06:21 PM (dEQP3)

158 >>This tells me at least 11% of past convictions were wrongful.

I bet that is going through the minds of lots of people convicted under Comey and Mueller lately.

Might make for a buttload of appeals.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 04, 2018 06:22 PM (/tuJf)

159 Iron broom time. Had been for ages. But now everyone knows it's true.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at May 04, 2018 06:22 PM (fA1SL)

160
IIRC, the Department of Education has a SWAT team.

PLEASE tell me you're jerking my chain.....

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 04, 2018 06:22 PM (F8cRI)

161 One terrorist that is always left off the list (because she failed) is Tnuza Jamal Hassan. IIRC, she was interviewed by the FBI for trying to recruit for ISIS while a student at St. Catherines in MN, and later attempted mass murder by setting 9 separate fires in multiple buildings.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2018 06:22 PM (W+vEI)

162 speaking of shit midas, Obama has endorsed Feinstein...in other words, she is toast.

Posted by: IC at May 04, 2018 06:23 PM (a0IVu)

163 Then we can revive the crusades against the Brits and their ass stupid monarchy.
Posted by: IC at May 04, 2018 06:17 PM (a0IVu)


First step: get them to get rid of those idiotic wigs for judges and barristers.

They look like deranged poofters going to a fancy dress ball.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:23 PM (oYp/M)

164 I think Comey would have reluctantly put tighter screws to Clinton over the email mishandlings... had Obama not knowingly sent classified materials to her homebrew server (with an alias, I might add). The idea of making Obama do a perp-walk scared the ever-loving shit out of pretty much everyone in DC.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 04, 2018 06:24 PM (toi7g)

165 Deplorable Jay Guevara: "...and used to complain that they wouldn't prosecute unless a case was a slam dunk, because they wanted to keep their conviction rate high."

And we're now discovering that some of those slam dunks (more than we understood) aren't and never should have been.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 04, 2018 06:24 PM (H8S+R)

166 156 Roseanne Barr@therealroseanne

replying to @PattyArquette @ChapelHillDiva @StormyDaniels

she's known for anal porn scenes.

Stormy Daniels @StormyDaniels

I don't even do anal movies, you ingorant twat. That's like saying you are known for your beautiful rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 04, 2018 06:21 PM (rnAwa)



And right after that, a whole host of twitter people tweeted links to Stormy Daniels anal scenes.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at May 04, 2018 06:24 PM (ujg0T)

167 Timing


Former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich is back in the spotlight, pulling every lever to convince President Donald Trump to award clemency to her imprisoned husband. In several media interviews, she has tried to build camaraderie with Trump by painting former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as a victim of FBI targeting and an overzealous prosecution.

she was on one of the Fox shows last night

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 04, 2018 06:24 PM (fceHP)

168
IIRC, the Department of Education has a SWAT team.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around


How come they don't get called in to school shootings?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2018 06:24 PM (IqV8l)

169 163. That's because the ARE deranged poofters going to a fancy dress ball.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at May 04, 2018 06:24 PM (fA1SL)

170 162 speaking of shit midas, Obama has endorsed Feinstein...in other words, she is toast.
Posted by: IC at May 04, 2018 06:23 PM (a0IVu)


He should endorse Kameltoe for President while he's at it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:24 PM (oYp/M)

171 170
162 speaking of shit midas, Obama has endorsed Feinstein...in other words, she is toast.

Posted by: IC at May 04, 2018 06:23 PM (a0IVu)



He should endorse Kameltoe for President while he's at it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:24 PM (oYp/M)
I think he is resting up right now preparing to hit the campaign trail for her next year.

Posted by: IC at May 04, 2018 06:25 PM (a0IVu)

172 IIRC, the Department of Education has a SWAT team.

PLEASE tell me you're jerking my chain.....
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 04, 2018 06:22 PM (F8cRI)



Nope.

https://tinyurl.com/ycgyx92f

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 04, 2018 06:25 PM (dEQP3)

173 Former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich is back in the spotlight, pulling every lever to convince President Donald Trump to award clemency to her imprisoned husband. In several media interviews, she has tried to build camaraderie with Trump by painting former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as a victim of FBI targeting and an overzealous prosecution.

she was on one of the Fox shows last night

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 04, 2018 06:24 PM (fceHP)


I'd give him clemency. "OK, Rod, we'll knock off a couple of volts. Happy now?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:26 PM (oYp/M)

174 77 rickb223

The FBI # 2 was Deep Throat. He deliberately brought down President Nixon. So since before the 1970 the FBI was corrupt. Now they are a third world secret police.

A Praetorian Guard, if you can keep it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 04, 2018 06:26 PM (hyuyC)

175 There must be a show in this FBI acting like the KGB

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2018 06:26 PM (aC6Sd)

176 164 I think Comey would have reluctantly put tighter screws to Clinton over the email mishandlings... had Obama not knowingly sent classified materials to her homebrew server (with an alias, I might add). The idea of making Obama do a perp-walk scared the ever-loving shit out of pretty much everyone in DC.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 04, 2018 06:24 PM (toi7g)

Remember when the GOP famously said impeachment was off the table?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 04, 2018 06:26 PM (Dp6qK)

177 The FBI is a Rogue agency! Defund and disband the FBI!

Oh, and it's Friday, - why hasn't Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and James Comey been indicted yet?

Posted by: Fritz at May 04, 2018 06:27 PM (J7XgW)

178 Every Federal agency has a SWAT team.

Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2018 06:27 PM (LiyEm)

179 Welcome to the party pal! In Southie we've known for decades.

Posted by: Regular joe at May 04, 2018 06:27 PM (7PllL)

180
Stormy Daniels denying she does 'anal movies'. Nobody in the pron industry does 'movies' anymore. She take it up the @ss for five minutes, leaves a nightmare of a biological mess all over someones else's sofa, then they vacate the AirBnB, and life goes on.

Bill Clinton would be proud of this ho.

Posted by: Deiter's Dance Party at May 04, 2018 06:27 PM (LOgQ4)

181 IIRC, the Department of Education has a SWAT team.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around

How come they don't get called in to school shootings?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2018 06:24 PM (IqV8l)


Are you kidding? That shit is dangerous. Much better to stand off at a distance and pick off people who've irritated the powers that be.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:27 PM (oYp/M)

182 Put me in the 39% of the population that thinks the FBI needs to be disbanded and I'm a retired LEO. This is an agency that is managed by people that have forgotten that their original mission was crime-fighting. Now, due to "mission creep" it seems like that all they want to do is act as the enforcement arm for the Democrat party and concentrate on criminalizing political disagreements.

Those $h!tbirds in the FBI have repeatedly ignored warnings of maniacs planning violence and then act all surprised when innocent people get killed due the Feebs' screw-ups.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 04, 2018 06:27 PM (5Yee7)

183 The FBI is toast.

Abolish the toast.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 04, 2018 06:28 PM (EoRCO)

184 Gap toothed, mouth breathing, hillbillies know when someone is bullshitting them. These agencies had a free ride to become political operatives and now can't understand why they have lost the public's trust.

Media shakes their head in wonderment. The bosses at ESPN are probably agog at the huge drop in viewership. The NFL will continue down this long slide.

Posted by: Cheri at May 04, 2018 06:28 PM (oiNtH)

185 175 There must be a show in this FBI acting like the KGB
Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2018 06:26 PM (aC6Sd)


No, they figure they've already been featured in a show: the one where Laurel and Hardy try to paint out of the same bucket.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:28 PM (oYp/M)

186 Hillary Clinton told us that if the loser and their supporters didn't accept the results of the election, it would be disastrous for this nation and its institutions, AND SHE WAS RIGHT!
Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 04, 2018 06:21 PM (toi7g)

It needed a double post.

Fascist Prog scum are the projection archetype.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 04, 2018 06:29 PM (Eu5eZ)

187 172 IIRC, the Department of Education has a SWAT team.

PLEASE tell me you're jerking my chain.....
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 04, 2018 06:22 PM (F8cRI)


Nope.

https://tinyurl.com/ycgyx92f

Well, that's just FUCKING GREAT!!
Although sadly, it was a very small doubt.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 04, 2018 06:29 PM (F8cRI)

188 Rusty Nail: "I think Comey would have reluctantly put tighter screws to Clinton over the email mishandlings..."

Comey essentially exonerated Clinton because he "knew" she and her mafia were going to win. Now, did he participate because he wanted to keep his once prestigious job or because he didn't want Hillary to come after him when she became tyrant, who's to say. I submit both, but he was expecting Hillary to win and acted accordingly. That is, accordingly for a compromised rat-bastard cesspool dweller.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 04, 2018 06:29 PM (H8S+R)

189 And right after that, a whole host of twitter people tweeted links to Stormy Daniels anal scenes.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at May 04, 2018 06:24 PM (ujg0T)

What a shitstorm!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 04, 2018 06:29 PM (Dp6qK)

190 151 The Christian Legal Firm that represented little baby Alfie and his parents is now being investigated by the British government.


Posted by: grammie winger - Springing at May 04, 2018 06:12 PM

Zee zousand year Reich was merely delayed a few decades.
Posted by: Deiter's Dance Party at May 04, 2018 06:20 PM (LOgQ4)

I thought habeus corpus was one of those ancient British principles that lay the foundations of modern law. You need to find a crime before you prosecute, not prosecute until you find a crime.
But I'm no lawyer so what do I know? Ancient rights and liberties don't mean much to the elites.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 04, 2018 06:29 PM (Qy/KM)

191 I was for butt stuff before I was against it.

Posted by: Streamy Daniels at May 04, 2018 06:29 PM (Tyii7)

192
IIRC, the Department of Education has a SWAT team.


In fairness the SWAT in the DOE team stand for Sex With Any Teenager

Posted by: Flawless Malr Logic at May 04, 2018 06:30 PM (10vO4)

193 Another problem for the FBI: a guy goes into an ice cream parlor screaming about allah while wearing an "I'm with ISIS" t-shirt, and the FBI can't determine a motive.

Then, it turns out they've been watching him prepare his bombs for three months.

Posted by: Make Katy Perry Stop Murdering Nuns! at May 04, 2018 06:30 PM (W2seW)

194 Does Devil's Breath show up in drug screens and blood tests? It's use would explain almost everything.

Posted by: Monk at May 04, 2018 06:30 PM (z1KQ6)

195 Almost 200 comments and no one mentions the 20 dead children incinerated at Waco?

Unarmed Vicky Weaver shot while holding her baby in her arms?

Posted by: rd at May 04, 2018 06:30 PM (4dz1m)

196 Comey essentially exonerated Clinton because he "knew" she and her mafia were going to win. Now, did he participate because he wanted to keep his once prestigious job or because he didn't want Hillary to come after him when she became tyrant, who's to say. I submit both, but he was expecting Hillary to win and acted accordingly. That is, accordingly for a compromised rat-bastard cesspool dweller.
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 04, 2018 06:29 PM (H8S+R)

He did not exonerate her. He never conducted an investigation. It was all for show.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 04, 2018 06:31 PM (Dp6qK)

197 Efrim Zimbalist jr busts into a former Trump guy at 0 dark thirty, slaps the cuffs on the wife and kids of the subject. The house is turned upside down.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2018 06:31 PM (aC6Sd)

198 Wonder if Vegas shooting was connected to the FBI? Posted by: PhilDirt at May 04, 2018 06:20 PM (IzU+i)
I don't even consider that a conspiracy theory, I think that's the truth. Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 04, 2018 06:21 PM (dEQP3)
=====

Alphabet Federal Agencies are so thick on the ground in LV that there is absolutely no way that there weren't serious indicia that the guy without a real means of support was either ignored or supported by one or more of them.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 04, 2018 06:31 PM (MIKMs)

199 And while we're abolishing agencies, let's shitcan the EEOC.

From Insty: THE EEOC SUES ALBERTSONS GROCERY CHAIN FOR REQUIRING ITS BILINGUAL EMPLOYEES TO SPEAK ENGLISH WHEN AROUND ENGLISH-SPEAKING CUSTOMERS

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:32 PM (oYp/M)

200 Wait....Stormy is making it a point of honor that she seldom took it up the butt?

Funny things that people pin their honor on, isn't it?

Posted by: Aesculapius Rabinowitz at May 04, 2018 06:32 PM (v9gSJ)

201 Judges 3:21

And Ehud reached with his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly. And the hilt also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not pull the sword out of his belly; and the dung came out.

Posted by: Former Head of FBI: James Comey, teetering closer to the edge of the abyss
-------------------------------------------------

Jimmy, you lying sack of dung, you can't even quote the Bible correctly.

Posted by: gNewt at May 04, 2018 06:33 PM (/ZLfx)

202 We've literally become a police state with protected classes. Comey sounds like he watched too many cop shows and movies. He's a taller, better dressed version of Serpico.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 04, 2018 06:34 PM (rdl6o)

203 Every Federal agency has a SWAT team.
Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2018 06:27 PM (LiyEm)

The Patent Office has the latest in weapons technology.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 04, 2018 06:34 PM (Eu5eZ)

204

Have a lovely weekend, all.
Ours is starting now.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 04, 2018 06:34 PM (fceHP)

205 Funny things that people pin their honor on, isn't it?

Well, when you've made a career of being a spunk receptacle, ya gotta start somewhere.

Posted by: Streamy Daniels at May 04, 2018 06:34 PM (Tyii7)

206 Almost 200 comments and no one mentions the 20 dead children incinerated at Waco?

Unarmed Vicky Weaver shot while holding her baby in her arms?

Posted by: rd at May 04, 2018 06:30 PM


See comment #25 for Weaver. Waco? Not yet.

Posted by: Deiter's Dance Party at May 04, 2018 06:34 PM (LOgQ4)

207 Stormdrain tweeted that she never did those scenes. You were filmed dummy. You don't think that people would search and find that out?

Posted by: Cheri at May 04, 2018 06:35 PM (oiNtH)

208 200 Wait....Stormy is making it a point of honor that she seldom took it up the butt?

Funny things that people pin their honor on, isn't it?
Posted by: Aesculapius Rabinowitz at May 04, 2018 06:32 PM (v9gSJ)

Posted by: Vanessa Lanr at May 04, 2018 06:35 PM (z1KQ6)

209 Oh shit.

Posted by: Vanessa Lane at May 04, 2018 06:36 PM (z1KQ6)

210 Don't forget the undercover FBI agent who knew that the Muhammad art exhibit in Texas would be violently attacked... and said nothing. Basically because Pamela Geller deserved to die, in their estimation.

No, I really DON'T want to dial that back. It's what happened.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 04, 2018 06:36 PM (toi7g)

211 Pam Geller has it coming,always stirring up the muslims woth her jate speech.
Most on the left

Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2018 06:38 PM (LiyEm)

212 Sniff, I am SO happy I'm now on every watch list along with all you Morons....

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 04, 2018 06:38 PM (F8cRI)

213 My prediction:

Comey will be playing Frankenfurter in an off-broadway revival of The Rocky Horror Picture Show within a year!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 04, 2018 06:38 PM (rdl6o)

214 Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 04, 2018 06:36 PM (toi7g)
+--

I don't think they wanted her to die, per se.

I think they wanted the opportunity to crack down on 1A, that her killing would provide.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 04, 2018 06:38 PM (fb9bG)

215 Dept. of nood Education.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 04, 2018 06:39 PM (toi7g)

216
I sometimes have trouble sleeping and PronHub offers refuge. But last night Stormy Daniels anal was front and center.

I had no desire to click. Not my thing. Too girthy for that particular fantasy to be compelling.

Posted by: Deiter's Dance Party at May 04, 2018 06:39 PM (LOgQ4)

217
When my father was CO of the Marine security contingent on a naval base (Federal property) he worked closely with the FBI, and used to complain that they wouldn't prosecute unless a case was a slam dunk, because they wanted to keep their conviction rate high.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2018 06:04 PM (oYp/M)


--------

So with the lowering of the crime rate over time the FBI has to make riskier and riskier cases to keep the department employment up.

Posted by: MAGA at May 04, 2018 06:40 PM (GNUon)

218 I had no desire to click. Not my thing. Too girthy for that particular fantasy to be compelling.

Posted by: Deiter's Dance Party at May 04, 2018 06:39 PM

So you're saying anal isn't compelling viewing if you can park a boat there?
I agree.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 04, 2018 06:41 PM (toi7g)

219 PRAETORIAN GUARD

Do you have a better explanation for the behaviors of Mueller, Comey, McCabe and Lynch?

Posted by: rd at May 04, 2018 06:41 PM (4dz1m)

220
Oh shit.

Posted by: Vanessa Lane at May 04, 2018 06:36 PM (z1KQ6)

It's funny because I did the same thing a few comments up

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 04, 2018 06:41 PM (10vO4)

221 Defamation of the Sphincter: Isn't that where old porn whores are mandated to wear diapers for the health and safety of the community?

Posted by: Fritz at May 04, 2018 06:42 PM (J7XgW)

222 Just in case:

NOOD!!!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 04, 2018 06:43 PM (n9EOP)

223 I jate jate speech.

Posted by: Aesculapius Rabinowitz at May 04, 2018 06:43 PM (v9gSJ)

Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2018 06:44 PM (LiyEm)

225 Posted by: Fritz at May 04, 2018 06:42 PM (J7XgW)

Muldoon could give us the medical diagnosis code!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 04, 2018 06:45 PM (n9EOP)

226 56 If its that bad on the Federal level, just imagine how bad everything is on a local level.
Posted by: Monk at May 04, 2018 06:03 PM (z1KQ6)
-----------------------------
No.
Everything is usually worse at the federal level simply because there is less accountability. It's so far removed from the people and there is no higher power to check it.

If my local police pulled all of this political stuff, we would scream. And the cops, who live right down the road, would hear it. The county board would hear it.

Of course I'm talking about localities that are small in population but that's the point. The smaller the better, as far as scrutiny and complaint is concerned.

People are corrupt, from tiny villages to big empires.
But it's harder to hide in the village.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 04, 2018 06:45 PM (0jtPF)

227 Anyone have Slap's email address? I have a very good report about Danica that I am going to try to persuade him to make into its own post.

Thanks.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 04, 2018 06:52 PM (k2Hcx)

228 Yep, I've seen comments by legal/judicial types recently, not citing any of these stats in the linked article, but they have been speculating/worrying about lots of federal cases unraveling or being revisited.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 04, 2018 06:53 PM (QDnY+)

229 #226 you nailed it vis-a-vis accountability. Before I retired from a big city Homicide division, it was the general consensus that any scene involving the feds was a clusterfuck. They have their own rules. And that was BEFORE all this credibility-killing political crap from the higher-ups.

Posted by: Strat at May 04, 2018 07:17 PM (DaoVl)

230 "Hint: I think it had to do with all the lies and incompetence. But I
can't be sure. You should wiretap me and raid my office to find if I
have any other additional information about it."

Well, well, well. Look who just consented! And don't worry, we absolutely have not informed our officers to beat you extra hard while shouting "Stop resisting!" Swearsies realsies!

Posted by: The FBI and DOJ at May 04, 2018 07:28 PM (rznWS)

231
It is worth noting that for being a power hungry, corrupt scumbag, Hoover did a pretty good job of keeping the beast under control. Once he was gone, it kind of metastasized.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 04, 2018 06:13 PM (39g3+)

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

I think Hoover used the dirt he had on politicians to keep politics out of the bureau.

Posted by: Blake at May 04, 2018 07:53 PM (WEBkv)

232 156 Roseanne Barr@therealroseanne

replying to @PattyArquette @ChapelHillDiva @StormyDaniels

she's known for anal porn scenes.

Stormy Daniels @StormyDaniels

I don't even do anal movies, you ingorant twat. That's like saying you are known for your beautiful rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 04, 2018 06:21 PM (rnAwa)

_____________________

Stormy isn't good with those analogies, is she? She just confirmed that she, not only, does anal...She does it poorly.

Posted by: Orson at May 04, 2018 07:58 PM (ODmrS)

233 I've thought the FBI was shit since the day they worked with the media to destroy Richard Jewel who was a real American Hero for the crime of being fat, white, and unattractive while saving people from a terrorist bombing. Everything I've learned since then just confirms that you're more likly to get justice from the mob than from the FBI.

Posted by: BomberCommand at May 04, 2018 08:57 PM (dpOO+)

234 @233 Great comment.

Posted by: lyn5 at May 05, 2018 12:03 PM (Jfeth)

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