Report: Rod Rosenstein Threatened to Subpeona Emails and Phone Records of Congressional Lawmakers and Staffers Seeking Information About the Origins of the Russia Probe

I'm sure Bill Kristol and his Democrat allies and backers will be up in arms about this "norm-breaking" exercise of anti-democratic, anti-transparency tyrannical executive power.

Oh wait -- no they won't.

Catherine Herridge reports:


Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to "subpoena" emails, phone records and other documents from lawmakers and staff on a Republican-led House committee during a tense meeting earlier this year, according to emails reviewed by Fox News documenting the encounter and reflecting what aides described as a "personal attack."

The emails memorialized a January 2018 closed-door meeting involving senior FBI and Justice Department officials as well as members of the House Intelligence Committee. The account claimed Rosenstein threatened to turn the tables on the committee's inquiries regarding the Russia probe.

"The DAG [Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein] criticized the Committee for sending our requests in writing and was further critical of the Committee’s request to have DOJ/FBI do the same when responding," the committee's then-senior counsel for counterterrorism Kash Patel wrote to the House Office of General Counsel. "Going so far as to say that if the Committee likes being litigators, then 'we [DOJ] too [are] litigators, and we will subpoena your records and your emails,' referring to HPSCI [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] and Congress overall."

A second House committee staffer at the meeting backed up Patel's account, writing: "Let me just add that watching the Deputy Attorney General launch a sustained personal attack against a congressional staffer in retaliation for vigorous oversight was astonishing and disheartening. ... Also, having the nation’s #1 (for these matters) law enforcement officer threaten to 'subpoena your calls and emails' was downright chilling."

Threatening Congressmen with subpoenas to stop them from conducting their lawful, constitutional oversight function sounds like obstruction of justice to me.

And it's grounds for firing.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 05:14 PM




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Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:05 PM (bUjCl)

2
You
are
fired.

Posted by: eleven at June 12, 2018 05:06 PM (+lOpA)

3 AOSHQ is moving to the center

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 12, 2018 05:06 PM (FZYNt)

4

Holy cats!

I just heard the clip of little bob corker screaming on the Senate floor.

Corker sounded exactly like Barney Fife!

Posted by: Soothi at June 12, 2018 05:06 PM (hiOcJ)

5 He needs to be fired for obstruction of Justice.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 12, 2018 05:07 PM (+Dllb)

6 Anyone know a Republic with Bananas?

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 12, 2018 05:07 PM (FZYNt)

7 Hey ! who did this center thing???

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:07 PM (bUjCl)

8
Ruh Roh!

Posted by: Spun & Murky at June 12, 2018 05:08 PM (4DCSq)

9 V
E
R
T
I
G
O

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:08 PM (bUjCl)

10 Have they got rid of the #3 dude that was considered too dangerously partisan to be in charge yet? Ohr?

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at June 12, 2018 05:08 PM (eASYU)

11 I love it when this happens.

Posted by: bluebell at June 12, 2018 05:08 PM (oMtOd)

12 centered

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 12, 2018 05:08 PM (pw+jk)

13 Is THIS the straw that breaks the camel's back? Please?

Posted by: hobbitopoly at June 12, 2018 05:08 PM (MX7xj)

14 holy symmetry, batman

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:09 PM (bUjCl)

15 See ya later Rod.

Posted by: Bosk at June 12, 2018 05:09 PM (fjMEv)

16 No time for caution.

Posted by: auscolpyr at June 12, 2018 05:09 PM (suO/a)

17 ...and he's dirty.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 12, 2018 05:09 PM (FOPyv)

18 Burn it down.

Like the SKULL!!!

Posted by: golfman at June 12, 2018 05:09 PM (If3tB)

19 Is this what askeered Snoozy Jeff?

Posted by: kallisto at June 12, 2018 05:09 PM (lZ0Jc)

20 Pretend like everything is normal and avoid eye contact with the Ewok.

Posted by: wooga at June 12, 2018 05:09 PM (dgk4E)

21 back to the left side of the box!

Plus Flaming Skull!!

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 12, 2018 05:09 PM (FZYNt)

22 Time to go, Rosenpenis. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Posted by: grizzledcoastie at June 12, 2018 05:09 PM (FMgad)

23 I seem to remember when William "Cold Cash" Jefferson (D LA) was not charged because of some thing called separation of powers.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 12, 2018 05:09 PM (pw+jk)

24 and this article has more credibility because it was written by a centrist.

Posted by: jc at June 12, 2018 05:09 PM (iRJ+A)

25
Sessions recused himself from this sort of stuff.

Posted by: Soothi at June 12, 2018 05:10 PM (hiOcJ)

26 Did he walk around the table with a baseball bat while he talked?

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 12, 2018 05:10 PM (e1mEI)

27 Burning Skeleton Head!!!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at June 12, 2018 05:10 PM (MVjcR)

28 I'm sure this is all above board and totes legit.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 12, 2018 05:10 PM (pw+jk)

29

brb, cuckin'

Posted by: GOP at June 12, 2018 05:10 PM (hiOcJ)

30 Is THIS the straw that breaks the camel's back? Please?
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well if you believe Q, He is toast when PDT releases the IG report unredacted

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 12, 2018 05:10 PM (y3aQB)

31 this reminds me of the story about the Georgia Department of Child Services that started stealing the kids of folks who were suing them. Basically, unlimited power to harass was bad and abused, who knew.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 12, 2018 05:10 PM (FOPyv)

32 Is this what askeered Snoozy Jeff?
Posted by: kallisto at June 12, 2018 05:09 PM (lZ0Jc)


Jeff Sessions is doing amazing things for the American People !!!

*genuflects towards Jeff Sessions*

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 12, 2018 05:10 PM (fiGNd)

33 Grounds for firing? How about grounds for a firing squad?

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 12, 2018 05:10 PM (7UW64)

34 Could be that's what plant Rosenstein finally wants. It's how Comey brought on the Mueller investigation.

"OH LOOK HE FIRED ROSENSTEIN SO HE COULD SUBVERT THE CONSTITUTION AND EVERYTHING THAT IS HOLY AND FIRE THE ANOINTED OF GOD, ROBERT MUELLER!!!"

Posted by: Axeman at June 12, 2018 05:10 PM (vDqXW)

35 brb, cuckin'

Posted by: GOP

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"oh hello Juan, yes my wife's in the other room, I'll go get her"

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 12, 2018 05:11 PM (FOPyv)

36 Rod Rosenstein. Freakin' MoT. Kills me. I wish we could excommunicate.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 12, 2018 05:11 PM (AzW6q)

37 Jail the Rodster!

Posted by: Killerdog at June 12, 2018 05:11 PM (OYz0C)

38 willowed (some other moron noted this), Trump tweeted -
Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina.

don't piss off the God Emperor. lolz

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 12, 2018 05:11 PM (3hjbs)

39 Burning Skeleton Head!!!!!!
Posted by: Weasel at June 12, 2018 05:10 PM (MVjcR)
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And when Trump fires him, as I hope he does, I hope we get the flaming Trump-hair head.

Posted by: bluebell at June 12, 2018 05:11 PM (oMtOd)

40

brb, subpoenain'

Posted by: Rod Rosenstein at June 12, 2018 05:11 PM (hiOcJ)

41 Posted by: Soothi at June 12, 2018 05:10 PM (hiOcJ)
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Godfather, "Keep you friends close & your enemies closer"

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 12, 2018 05:11 PM (y3aQB)

42 Obstruction? Sure. Also, though, those congressmen have the right to subpoena anything they want (though they might not always get it). Layer on some "Deprivation Of Rights Under Color Of Law" to the mix, too.

In fact, I want these democracy subverters to all be charged with that. They are trying to execute a coup, which disrupts our representative republic. Charge the entire central core (Rosenstein, Mueller, Clapper, etc.) with 340,000,000 counts each. If convicted, sentences are to be served consecutively.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 12, 2018 05:11 PM (I2dne)

43 Report: Rod Rosenstein Threatened to Subpeona Emails and Phone Records of Congressional Lawmakers and Staffers Seeking Information About the Origins of the Russia Probe

Wow! Just ... friggin ... WOW!!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 12, 2018 05:11 PM (lz35u)

44 4. I heard Dnar Luap deliver the verbal beat down to Miss Linseed, and it was a beautiful thing.

Posted by: kallisto at June 12, 2018 05:11 PM (lZ0Jc)

45 Rudy G could be taking the place of Rod Rosenpenis very soon by the looks of it.

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 12, 2018 05:12 PM (IdRpH)

46 >>Old Man With Onion on His Belt

Hey, BSG - please to be making the mating motion engagement with the pineapple and the rectum you is owning, yes?

Posted by: Sporkatus at June 12, 2018 05:12 PM (HtLSE)

47 This is why the indictment of the intel committee was only tangentially about justice, it was more to send a message.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 12, 2018 05:12 PM (m5Ifz)

48 this is getting more convoluted by the day

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:12 PM (bUjCl)

49 Threatening Congressmen with subpoenas to stop them from conducting their lawful, constitutional oversight function sounds like obstruction of justice to me.

I'd put it in a far more serious category.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 12, 2018 05:12 PM (lz35u)

50 Enough already. Trump and Sessions have to fire this bastard. Then investigate him. I recommend a SWAT raid on his home at 3 am.

Posted by: George LeS at June 12, 2018 05:12 PM (59GGI)

51 I no longer want prison time for these deep staters, I want limp bodies and the end of ropes.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 12, 2018 05:12 PM (pw+jk)

52
Cool. Flaming skull.

This must be 'something'!

Posted by: Spun & Murky at June 12, 2018 05:12 PM (4DCSq)

53

The Corker tirade is hilarious.
He sounds like Deputy Fife complaining to Andy about Otis.

Posted by: Soothi at June 12, 2018 05:12 PM (hiOcJ)

54 Scoggdog ! do you think PDT did not know all about Rosenstein when he chose him ?

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 12, 2018 05:12 PM (y3aQB)

55 They are out.of.control.

JMJ!

Posted by: Tami at June 12, 2018 05:13 PM (Enq6K)

56 The Trump State Department said Tuesday it is taking a top Iranian official's explanation of events linked to the travel of the 9/11 terrorist attackers as an admission of guilt in facilitating the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, according to comments provided to the Washington Free Beacon.
Iranian officials admitted last week in a groundbreaking interview that their government helped obfuscate and cover the tracks of al Qaeda militants who eventually went on to carry out the 9/11 attacks.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 12, 2018 05:13 PM (Bdeb0)

57 On one hand wow...but on the other hand, how did the committee members keep from spitting milk out their noses in laughter.

"um bish, we're a coequal branch"

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 12, 2018 05:13 PM (FOPyv)

58
I'd say RR is gone by this time next week. Finally.
Hopefully under arrest for his role in Spygate. But I doubt that.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 12, 2018 05:13 PM (r+sAi)

59 what Rosenstein did is called 'retaliation' in my employee handbook and, yes, it gets you a boot in the ads on your way out.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 12, 2018 05:13 PM (3hjbs)

60 *ass.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 12, 2018 05:13 PM (3hjbs)

61 OK, the Left's activists org's like MoveOn have had "spontaneous" take to the streets immediately riots should Rosenstein be fired. They have been broadcasting this for months.



Rosenstein *wants* to get fired so that the riots drown out the OIG report on 6/14, right????

Posted by: Lizzy at June 12, 2018 05:13 PM (W+vEI)

62 *looks at skull*

burn, m*therf*cker, burn!

Posted by: Samuel L. Jacksonstein at June 12, 2018 05:13 PM (EzdLW)

63 "Whoa...this is finally IT! They've got Drumpfff"

---every insane lefty

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (FOPyv)

64 Nice to see the flaming skull again!

Posted by: torabora at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (Y274z)

65

What of HR McMasters?

Is that Shit gone yet?

Posted by: Soothi at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (hiOcJ)

66 Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 12, 2018 05:13 PM (3hjbs)
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is that ASS or Nads ? hahaha

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (y3aQB)

67 What is the flaming skull for? Was somebody arrested? Did someone go to jail?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (9uM86)

68 Well basically the Deep State is fighting back using the only tools it knows how: intimidation, espionage, and scare tactics with prosecutors.

But this doesn't smack of someone in control acting with thought, it feels more like desperation and anger, even fear.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (39g3+)

69 Good use of the flaming skull.

Everybody had speculated about these sorts of abuses of power. If true (85% in my book) this should be spectacular.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (wFDuq)

70 Scoggdog ! do you think PDT did not know all about Rosenstein when he chose him ?

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 12, 2018 05:12 PM (y3aQB)


deploraBot ... like alot of Trumps picks - I think he listened too much to his GOP advisors ... who wanted to hang his ass.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (fiGNd)

71 Have seen reports that various House and Senate committees are believed to be leak central and that there are 20+ leak investigations ongoing. If this is true I would hope that RR does subpoena a whoooole bunch of emails and phone records.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (57plp)

72 I think Trump needs to quote Federalist 70 and say the reason for the single head of the executive is to bring the execution of the law under one person who is responsible to the people. And *CAN* Rosenstein's insubordinate ass.

Rosenstein should find his box out on the steps.

Posted by: Axeman at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (vDqXW)

73 YOU GET A SUBPOENA! AND YOU GET A SUBPOENA! AND YOU GET A SUBPOENA! EVERYBODY GETS A SUBPOENA!


Posted by: Rod Oprahstein at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (oVJmc)

74 33. He's making strides re; immigration but we need to see some multitasking over here boss.

Posted by: kallisto at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (lZ0Jc)

75 DAG should be fire and the next guy/girl told the slow walk is over or your next.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 12, 2018 05:15 PM (Bdeb0)

76 Why is this turd not in jail?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 12, 2018 05:15 PM (mpXpK)

77 Seriously, who is finally gonna stomp this little bug?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 12, 2018 05:15 PM (oVJmc)

78 They should have hit him with a contempt charge the moment that meeting ended.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 12, 2018 05:15 PM (h2Bdk)

79 perhaps Rosenstein is a Priebus contribution?

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 12, 2018 05:15 PM (FOPyv)

80 this is getting more convoluted by the day
Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:12 PM (bUjCl)

My flowchart looks like a plate of spaghetti.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at June 12, 2018 05:15 PM (MX7xj)

81 Feel good story of the week!

Posted by: 13times at June 12, 2018 05:15 PM (K3B2k)

82 Seems appropriate for the occasion:

"If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself." - James Madison



Rosenstein is no angel.

Posted by: Trudeau's Left Eyebrow at June 12, 2018 05:15 PM (m45I2)

83 39 Burning Skeleton Head!!!!!!
Posted by: Weasel at June 12, 2018 05:10 PM (MVjcR)
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And when Trump fires him, as I hope he does, I hope we get the flaming Trump-hair head.

Posted by: bluebell at June 12, 2018 05:11 PM (oMtOd)
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Wouldn't that be delightful?!

Posted by: Weasel at June 12, 2018 05:15 PM (MVjcR)

84

Rosenstein LoisLernered the House Committee members.

Posted by: Soothi at June 12, 2018 05:15 PM (hiOcJ)

85 Nice to see the old flaming skull back.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 12, 2018 05:15 PM (mpXpK)

86 Threatening Congressmen with subpoenas to stop them from conducting their lawful, constitutional oversight function sounds like obstruction of justice to me.

And it's grounds for firing.


And it's grounds for firing emergency court-martial and immediate field execution.

FTFY

Posted by: zombie at June 12, 2018 05:15 PM (c+2jX)

87 He knows it's going south.

Time to take everyone down with him.

Top of the world, ma!

Posted by: chinese rock at June 12, 2018 05:15 PM (v6UKb)

88 Rosenstein can subpoena or threaten to subpoena whatever the hell he wants to and Congressional people can just slooowwww walk it all, and redact the hell out of everything so that Rosie's looking at a wall of black.

Turnabout is fair play, Dept. of ( no ) Justice

Posted by: Samuel L. Jacksonstein at June 12, 2018 05:16 PM (EzdLW)

89 13 Is THIS the straw that breaks the camel's back? Please?"

Trump knows all this, has known all this. He's going to do something at the time that suits him best, not the time that suits anyone else.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 12, 2018 05:16 PM (k1TUh)

90 VvjLK is the banana boat cabinboy? thought he was put offshore and denied shore privileges here.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 12, 2018 05:16 PM (3hjbs)

91 Posted by: ScoggDog at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (fiGNd)
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Yes, Yes Donald Trump who had to deal with the Mafia in NYC has gotten shafted By Deep State that he schlonged !

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 12, 2018 05:16 PM (y3aQB)

92 >>What of HR McMasters?

Is that Shit gone yet?





Hello --- Replaced by John Bolton!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 12, 2018 05:16 PM (W+vEI)

93 50 this is getting more convoluted by the day

IMO, that is a feature and not a bug.

Posted by: SMOD Keeper at June 12, 2018 05:16 PM (TvRUZ)

94 Don't fire him.

Reassign.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 12, 2018 05:16 PM (oVJmc)

95 What of HR McMasters?

Is that Shit gone yet?
Posted by: Soothi at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (hiOcJ)

McMustard was replaced by Bolton back in May.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 12, 2018 05:16 PM (4C0+v)

96 This carries the stink of desperation.
Good. Finish them.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at June 12, 2018 05:16 PM (BsGS1)

97 emergency court-martial and immediate field execution.

Also: Leave the body for the vultures and the coyotes. Burial not allowed.

Posted by: zombie at June 12, 2018 05:16 PM (c+2jX)

98 Rosenstein should find his box out on the steps.
Posted by: Axeman at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (vDqXW)
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He should find himself in a box. 6x8, with a toilet next to the bed. Which is a bunk bed. And a large, aggressive sex offender occupying the top one.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 12, 2018 05:16 PM (AzW6q)

99 Remember those texts between the lovebirds that were dismissive of Congress's power over the FBI?

Yeah, I think we have our answer about how prevalent that view is in the bureau.

Maybe we should tear it down.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (Jj43a)

100 Iranian officials admitted last week in a groundbreaking interview that their government helped obfuscate and cover the tracks of al Qaeda militants who eventually went on to carry out the 9/11 attacks.
Posted by: wrg500 at June 12, 2018 05:13 PM (Bdeb0)

Good. Take that $150 Billion back and give it to the victims.

Posted by: golfman at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (If3tB)

101 right, this was beginning of the year

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (bUjCl)

102

Oh right, Bolton.

I'm going senile.

Posted by: Soothi at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (hiOcJ)

103 And when Trump fires him, as I hope he does, I hope we get the flaming Trump-hair head.

Posted by: bluebell at June 12, 2018 05:11 PM (oMtOd)
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Not fired--CANNED.

He needs a GTFO tweet from The Don.

Posted by: Axeman at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (vDqXW)

104 He should be hung at the mouth of the Potomac River in an iron cage to rot.

Posted by: torabora at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (Y274z)

105 Wow

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (LISuA)

106 94 Don't fire him.

Reassign.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 12, 2018 05:16 PM (oVJmc)

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Alaska station!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (Jj43a)

107 Idiot.

Everyone knows you just go to the IRS and have them audited.

Posted by: garrett at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (ReI7m)

108
Did Corker go on about "nip it the bud! Nip it, nip it, nip it!"?

And yes, Miss Lindsey is getting riled about Rand.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (8O3HH)

109 Fired? Haha, no. Drag him out in handcuffs. I bet the Don has multiple obstruction charges in the chamber, to use whenever he likes.

Probably done after the election. The President is on the winning play, why would he change things now?

Posted by: trev006 at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (X2App)

110 Trump shouldn't fire him.


Sessions should do it. He's the AG.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 12, 2018 05:18 PM (LISuA)

111 There is no DurpState
There is no DurpState
There is no DurpState

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 12, 2018 05:18 PM (zfrbv)

112 But Trump said "doody" and likes women.

Posted by: Billy "Booshwood" Kristol at June 12, 2018 05:18 PM (BsGS1)

113 This was to be expected. Letting Rosenpenis hang himself with his own rope. This is the second to last nail in the coffin. The IG report will be the last. Rudy G gets appointed without congressional approval or during a recess to serve I've heard anywhere from 210 days to 2 years. I'm sure he will get approved with after the 2018 elections, which the Dims have zero chance to win.

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 12, 2018 05:18 PM (IdRpH)

114 Trump knows all this, has known all this. He's going to do something at the time that suits him best, not the time that suits anyone else.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 12, 2018 05:16 PM (k1TUh

This is what I have hoped all along. This is outside of Congress IFAIK. Flynn and Rogers guide him.

Posted by: golfman at June 12, 2018 05:18 PM (If3tB)

115 He should be hung at the mouth of the Potomac River in an iron cage to rot.
Posted by: torabora at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (Y274z)
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Fine, but on the Maryland side please.

Posted by: bluebell at June 12, 2018 05:18 PM (oMtOd)

116 Alaska station!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (Jj43a)

Dammit to hell, we do not want!!!

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 12, 2018 05:18 PM (7UW64)

117

every troll that shows up is called BCG ; the trolls have no idea why ....

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:18 PM (bUjCl)

118 If true, this makes Sessions look pretty feeble.

Posted by: 13times at June 12, 2018 05:19 PM (K3B2k)

119 74 was directed to 32 not 33 dammit

Posted by: kallisto at June 12, 2018 05:19 PM (lZ0Jc)

120 >>And when Trump fires him, as I hope he does, I hope we get the flaming Trump-hair head.




The Left activists want Rosenstein fired - that is their "go" event for rioting in the street across the nation.

Seriously, I cannot see Trump falling into that trap so easily.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 12, 2018 05:19 PM (W+vEI)

121 If this is about leaks and is something valid, then more power to them but it feels more like OH YEAH, WELL BACK AT YOU! desperation to me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:19 PM (39g3+)

122 "BCG" ?
I have no idea.

Posted by: BSG at June 12, 2018 05:19 PM (BsGS1)

123 Fine, but on the Maryland side please.
Posted by: bluebell

NO!! I fish at Point Lookout

Posted by: wrg500 at June 12, 2018 05:19 PM (Bdeb0)

124 What is the flaming skull for? Was somebody arrested? Did someone go to jail?
Posted by: rickb223


If you have to ask, you can't afford the 556.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 12, 2018 05:19 PM (zfrbv)

125 Hey! Burning Skull is alive! Welcome Back dude!

Posted by: Scott T. at June 12, 2018 05:20 PM (xGZ+b)

126 June - and he did this in January?

Them wheels must be grinding exceedingly fine boys and girls.

So we're saying it's not that he did it, it's that it became public knowledge that he did it that gets his ass fired?

Don't hold your breath.

Posted by: Damnedyankee at June 12, 2018 05:20 PM (37IEG)

127 Fitzmas!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 12, 2018 05:20 PM (7LY+6)

128 How's our national salt inventory? That main Justice earthiness may require a fair amount.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 12, 2018 05:20 PM (LISuA)

129 'The Left activists want Rosenstein fired - that is their "go" event for rioting in the street across the nation.'

Yes, this is a plea to get fired.

Let him twist.

Posted by: chinese rock at June 12, 2018 05:20 PM (v6UKb)

130 69 Good use of the flaming skull.

Everybody had speculated about these sorts of abuses of power. If true (85% in my book) this should be spectacular.
Posted by: Nom de Blog at June 12, 2018 05:14 PM (wFDuq)
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Remember Schumer comment: "The Intel Officials has six ways from Sunday at getting back at you"

They really do think they run DC

Posted by: WisRich at June 12, 2018 05:20 PM (G0vdT)

131 No one has suffered any consequences. Hopefully, if and when the day of reckoning comes, a lot of people wind up disgraced, broke and in jail.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 12, 2018 05:20 PM (qC1Sy)

132 Well this changes everything! Well, not quite everything, I mean. Well, it has to change something, you'd think. Did you send in the warranty card on that skull thing yet?

Posted by: Burger Chef at June 12, 2018 05:20 PM (RuIsu)

133 Why does my tab say '<i><font color = "red">R'?

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 12, 2018 05:21 PM (h2Bdk)

134 BCG, BSG, GBS, whtaever...trolls are clueless regardless

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:21 PM (bUjCl)

135 The Left activists want Rosenstein fired - that is their "go" event for rioting in the street across the nation.

Seriously, I cannot see Trump falling into that trap so easily.
Posted by: Lizzy at June 12, 2018 05:19 PM (W+vEI)
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They'll find any excuse to riot, though. I don't know that Trump can or should let this stand.

It's "Don't you know who I am??!!?!?!?!" writ large and in capital letters with a poison pen.

Posted by: bluebell at June 12, 2018 05:21 PM (oMtOd)

136 Time to decide who controls the government: the people's elected representatives or the shadowy cabal that Rosenstein owes his allegiance to.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at June 12, 2018 05:21 PM (ppaKI)

137 Good move! By the way, has anyone seen my wife? She hasn`t reported in this hour...

Posted by: David French at June 12, 2018 05:21 PM (yhf6w)

138 129 'The Left activists want Rosenstein fired - that is their "go" event for rioting in the street across the nation.'

Yes, this is a plea to get fired.

Let him twist.
Posted by: chinese rock at June 12, 2018 05:20 PM (v6UKb)

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We deserve to be surveiled without authorization!

Posted by: Congressional Democrats at June 12, 2018 05:21 PM (Jj43a)

139 That motherfucker.

And, yeah, this is utterly grounds for firing.

Those pieces of shit really and truly do think they are above everything and, yes, I blame Trump for telling Sessions either get these people in line or I'm firing everyone, starting with you.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at June 12, 2018 05:21 PM (dEQP3)

140 VvjLK is the banana boat cabinboy? thought he was put offshore and denied shore privileges here.

He was banned temporarily, then allowed back in, then got more inflammatory, was banned permanently, snuck back in as if nothing had happened, got banned, crept back in with a whole succession of allusive names (splitting bananas with my mind") which gradually went further from his original nick and went more and more space cadet with the comments.

Lately (for weeks) it was "Dr. Krang" leaving oblique troll comments alleging ("positively!") that Trump had a "feminine nature", and when people didn't bite on that, he went to another schtick, got banned, went back to "Dr. Krang", finally had some people bite, got banned, and this morning was on a "Orange Grandpa Cuck" or some such nonsense kick. Got banned (sounding familiar?) and is now obliquely quoting Trump out of context because LOL TRUMP R DUMM and this time, THIS TIME, he'll show us.

No, really.

Posted by: Sporkatus at June 12, 2018 05:21 PM (HtLSE)

141

Aren't we overdue for Fake News to report what "sources close to White House" say what President Trump *really* said about Kim Jong Un after the meeting?

Posted by: Soothi at June 12, 2018 05:21 PM (hiOcJ)

142 I can totally understand the FIB's and Just-us' distrust of Congress. Congress leaks--especially the Dems.

But we also can't have a police-state inquest into the motivations of people who have the power of oversight and demand to use it.

Also we know from numerous examples, that the FIB and Just-us aren't necessarily protecting state secrets as CYA-ing.

Posted by: Axeman at June 12, 2018 05:21 PM (vDqXW)

143 Remember those texts between the lovebirds that were dismissive of Congress's power over the FBI?

Yeah, I think we have our answer about how prevalent that view is in the bureau.

Maybe we should tear it down.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (Jj43a)
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No "maybe" about it. The FBI needs to be dismantled. Their vital functions can be transferred to other agencies. Personnel may not be eligible for transfer and will be decided case-by-case, unless you hit any of the following, which will immediately disqualify you:
1) You are, or ever were, in "management" or similar roles (including SAIC).
2) You were hired in the first 7 years of the previous administration.
3) You were an administrator (as opposed to a field agent or analyst) of any kind.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 12, 2018 05:21 PM (I2dne)

144 Seriously, I cannot see Trump falling into that trap so easily.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 12, 2018 05:19 PM (W+vEI)

Oh please don't let the rioting hooligans cause a decrease in my popularity, Brer Rosenstein!!

Posted by: trev006 at June 12, 2018 05:21 PM (X2App)

145 This certainly explains the noise of impeachment of Rosenstein a month or so ago.

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at June 12, 2018 05:22 PM (e8kgV)

146 Why does my tab say 'R'?
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HTML tag for the red headline slipped into the tab space.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 12, 2018 05:22 PM (AzW6q)

147 125 Hey! Burning Skull is alive! Welcome Back dude!
Posted by: Scott T. at June 12, 2018 05:20 PM (xGZ+b)
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Yep. I've missed the little guy.

Posted by: Weasel at June 12, 2018 05:22 PM (MVjcR)

148 The President is on the winning play, why would he change things now?"

Exactly.
"Never interrupt a fool who's stepping in his own poop"

Shih Tzu

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 12, 2018 05:22 PM (7LY+6)

149 Posted by: Sporkatus at June 12, 2018 05:21 PM (HtLSE)

you seem well informed

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:22 PM (bUjCl)

150 This is like five months later and we are just now hearing about it?

A DOJ administrator openly threatening Congress and nothing happened?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at June 12, 2018 05:22 PM (roQNm)

151
There is no doubt there needs to be a cleanout in the intelligence agencies.


Not sure how you go about that as we still need the original function of those agencies. Maybe just the known political actors.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 12, 2018 05:23 PM (r+sAi)

152 Sigh.

For not telling Sessions. Read what I mean, not what I type, Horde.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at June 12, 2018 05:23 PM (dEQP3)

153 This happened in January. Why'd it take 6 months for it to come out?

Posted by: tu3031 at June 12, 2018 05:23 PM (O5Q3r)

154 >>I don't know that Trump can or should let this stand.



I don't think he will - I just don't see him falling for their traps, either.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 12, 2018 05:23 PM (W+vEI)

155 And this will go where?

Posted by: It's me donna at June 12, 2018 05:23 PM (O2RFr)

156 How's our national salt inventory? That main Justice earthiness may require a fair amount.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 12, 2018 05:20 PM (LISuA)

Nicely put.

AllenG would doff the cap.

Posted by: golfman at June 12, 2018 05:23 PM (If3tB)

157 Jim Acosta is about due on the tube with his paean to Rosenstein's Constitutional values and patriotism.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 12, 2018 05:23 PM (LISuA)

158 The most interesting question is, Since this happened in January, and was discussed in February (evidenced in the article), then who is bringing it back up again now, in June, and what is their objective?

I think that's a very interesting question.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 12, 2018 05:23 PM (k1TUh)

159 I don't see Trump wanting or needing to fire Rosenrosen. The DOJ dude is in enough trouble already as it is.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:23 PM (39g3+)

160 Rosenstein has a family, right ? doesn't he want to spend more time with them ?

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:24 PM (bUjCl)

161 Yes, Yes Donald Trump who had to deal with the Mafia in NYC has gotten shafted By Deep State that he schlonged !

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 12, 2018 05:16 PM (y3aQB)


Yes deploraBot ... in this case, Trump fucked up with his pick.

Just like Priebus - Just Like McMasters.

There's no Secret Good Cop/Bad Cop/ Nth Dimensional Chess Game going on here. Trump screwed up and let in a guy hell-bent on taking him down. Just like Trump screwed up on Day One when he didn't fire the entire lot of them.

Not everything Trump does is a Good Move, Bot. This would be one of those times.

But Good Grief ... do your schtick, deplora. Shout down every single person that doesn't adequately believe, with all their heart and soul, that The Fucking God Emperor Trump has everything just where he wants. Purge the unfaithful, deplora. Because only through your righteous faith in The One True Orange Haired Bastard can we all be redeemed.

Purge their wickedness, deplora. Bring down Fire and Brimstone upon the unwashed. Shout Pants Shitter from the Mountain !!! Amen !!!

I gotta' tell you people. About the only time I get the slightest bit down on Trump is when I'm here. Listening to this All Things Trump Are All Good bullshit. As if he's infallible.

It's friggin' comical. And shitty. All at once.

Adios. I got better things to do.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 12, 2018 05:24 PM (fiGNd)

162 Nobody here is genuflecting towards Jeff Sessions, Genuflecting is a sign of respect or worship which Catholics do in acknowledgment of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Sessions isn't God Genuflecting may also be done as a token of respect-a bow or crusty but that usage is not the usual one.. Nobody here is bowing or curtseying to Jeff Sessions even if they think he's on the up and up. Nobody here worships government.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 12, 2018 05:24 PM (0/+vJ)

163 Remember Schumer comment: "The Intel Officials has six ways from Sunday at getting back at you"

Posted by: WisRich at June 12, 2018 05:20 PM (G0vdT)
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That pussy would just take it, too.

Nothing but ineffectuals throughout our republic--'cept Trump.

Posted by: Axeman at June 12, 2018 05:24 PM (vDqXW)

164 153 This happened in January. Why'd it take 6 months for it to come out?
Posted by: tu3031 at June 12, 2018 05:23 PM (O5Q3r)
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Because the IG report is being released in two days?

Posted by: WisRich at June 12, 2018 05:24 PM (G0vdT)

165 @realDonaldTrump 9 minutes ago

Here is the video, "A Story of Opportunity" that I shared with Kim Jong-un at the #SingaporeSummit



http://tinyurl.com/y8shuhtz

Posted by: Tami at June 12, 2018 05:24 PM (Enq6K)

166 hey really do think they run DC
Posted by: WisRich at June 12, 2018 05:20 PM (G0vdT)

Have you checked your hash???

Posted by: golfman at June 12, 2018 05:24 PM (If3tB)

167 Posted by: tu3031 at June 12, 2018 05:23 PM (O5Q3r)
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& somebody asks the Million $ question!

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 12, 2018 05:24 PM (y3aQB)

168 Trump knows all this, has known all this. He's going to do something at the time that suits him best, not the time that suits anyone else.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 12, 2018 05:16 PM (k1TUh

You're right. Patience is a virtue of which I am sadly lacking.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at June 12, 2018 05:24 PM (MX7xj)

169 Oooh, a Flouncing!

Posted by: Bad Wicked Zoot at June 12, 2018 05:25 PM (ReI7m)

170 I would think this is grounds for a prison sentence.

Posted by: ALH at June 12, 2018 05:25 PM (uN03s)

171 Rosenpenis's screeching here sounds like a last gasp death rattle of a doomed man.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at June 12, 2018 05:25 PM (+dsLj)

172 Off with his head!

Enough. Silent coup my ass.

Posted by: True the Note at June 12, 2018 05:25 PM (HLTe8)

173 Rosenstein is not the most intimidating looking guy I've seen.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 12, 2018 05:25 PM (c6UIl)

174 Nobody here thinks Trump is infallible or a God either.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 12, 2018 05:25 PM (0/+vJ)

175 How long will Congress put up with the obstruction by the DOJ?

Time for the Executive to exert some authority. They cannot be let off for such disrespect and lawlessness.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 12, 2018 05:26 PM (VqY5W)

176 "Dear Rodney, I don't think I like you, anymore...."

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 12, 2018 05:26 PM (7UW64)

177
if anyone has actually paid attention to trump. Here's a handy guide...

1. if he wants something from you, he'll butter you up.
2. if you're nice to him, he'll butter you up.
3. if you you're some random citizen who crosses his path, he'll butter you up.
4. if you fuck with him, he'll crack your fucking soul.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 12, 2018 05:26 PM (FOPyv)

178 Look, every time the Trump administration has a win, the press scrambles to find something to distract people from it and make them look bad. This is probably a stab at it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:26 PM (39g3+)

179 >>The most interesting question is, Since this happened in January, and was discussed in February (evidenced in the article), then who is bringing it back up again now, in June, and what is their objective?



Because the OIG report on the Hillary email investigation is being delivered on the 14th?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 12, 2018 05:26 PM (W+vEI)

180 So, is the grand jury hearing this in DC or Utah?

Posted by: Jean at June 12, 2018 05:26 PM (MS0+a)

181 174. But he is TGE.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 12, 2018 05:26 PM (fA1SL)

182 BOOM

Posted by: simplemind at June 12, 2018 05:26 PM (C6xeQ)

183 >>Because the IG report is being released in two days?


Man, JackStraw has to be really busy. What, with cooking up all that crow to feed the Morons.

Posted by: garrett at June 12, 2018 05:26 PM (ReI7m)

184 And this will go where?"

Shh.

But most likely? Nowhere.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 12, 2018 05:26 PM (7LY+6)

185 Lately (for weeks) it was "Dr. Krang" leaving oblique troll comments alleging ("positively!") that Trump had a "feminine nature", and when people didn't bite on that, he went to another schtick, got banned, went back to "Dr. Krang", finally had some people bite, got banned, and this morning was on a "Orange Grandpa Cuck"

dang, I knew those nicks were trolls, but it's kinda disappointing to find out it's all just the same old troll. We should be attracting a better class of troll than that! Gentleman, I saw we have an Internet Troll Gap, and we must Do Something About It!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 12, 2018 05:26 PM (k1TUh)

186 At the very least we can redact his next paycheck. No amount.

2 questions from an old fart:

1. What does "willowed" mean?

2. How do you italicize text? (For that matter, I have never been able to copy text from any other site.)

Posted by: George LeS at June 12, 2018 05:26 PM (59GGI)

187 I don't know though, this whole thing is bizarre. Probably because the FBI is rogue and can just make up crimes and fuck you up and SWAT raid your house.

So, it's important to proceed carefully.

But sheee-it, fire some more people!

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 12, 2018 05:27 PM (FOPyv)

188 I would think this is grounds for a prison sentence.
Posted by: ALH at June 12, 2018 05:25 PM (uN03s)
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I appreciate your understated nature. This is much, much worse than normal obstruction of justice - it was done for the purpose of obstruction Congressional oversight.

And I suspect it's the least of what this worm has done.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 12, 2018 05:27 PM (AzW6q)

189 Jim Acosta is about due on the tube with his paean to Rosenstein's Constitutional values and patriotism.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 12, 2018 05:23 PM (LISuA)
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Hey, dumbshit-Jim, the DAG isn't in the Constitution. The President being the single person empowered with executive powers IS and the plan that executive power not be distributed is in the Federalists.

That single empowered executive is answerable to the voter, and that's the President. The more you argue for a distributed executive, the more you actually work AGAINST the actual theory of the Constitution.

Posted by: Axeman at June 12, 2018 05:27 PM (vDqXW)

190 >>you seem well informed

I try to be observant. Plus, watching a TDS-driven MUMRing is its own reward.

I think he never liked Trump, but thought given appropriate handlers he might be useful. The realization of *actual* conspiracies when BSG was allergic to even hints thereof and had knee-jerk deep state tendencies may have been, combined with McMaster/etc. being out (the "handlers") what drove him around the bend. That, and people actually liking Trump, who is just so terrible, you see.

Somebody who had sort of buried their aesthetic revulsion just deep enough to let it fester.

Or, you know, maybe he was lefty all along and just went *more* crazy.

Posted by: Sporkatus at June 12, 2018 05:27 PM (HtLSE)

191 Yes, I'd say that revelation merits a flaming skull.

Only the flaming skull needs to be Rosenstein's.


Posted by: Anonymous 7 at June 12, 2018 05:27 PM (qmI8g)

192 Patience is a virtue

Catch it if you can

Seldom found in women

Never in a man.

Posted by: True the Note at June 12, 2018 05:27 PM (HLTe8)

193 Horowitz and Huber will no doubt be incensed. It'll probably at least two martinis today to get over this news.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 12, 2018 05:27 PM (LISuA)

194 Rosenstein is not the most intimidating looking guy I've seen.
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Neither was Himmler.

Posted by: simplemind at June 12, 2018 05:27 PM (C6xeQ)

195 Infest his home with a billion chiggers for a start.

Posted by: colfax mingo at June 12, 2018 05:27 PM (MFFyI)

196 Posted by: ScoggDog at June 12, 2018 05:24 PM (fiGNd)
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awww someone hasn't taken their Meds today
That's alright I have 2 former BF's who are Progtards & Can't take someone not agreeing with them & one has been in the Puzzle Palace ward of a local Hospital & a 2 week stay at Western Pysch in Pittsburgh

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (y3aQB)

197 Remember Schumer comment: "The Intel Officials has six ways from Sunday at getting back at you"

They really do think they run DC
Posted by: WisRich at June 12, 2018 05:20 PM (G0vdT)

Yep.

Posted by: Reality Winner at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (If3tB)

198 And it's grounds for firing.


It's grounds for prison.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (yQpMk)

199 Hello, Flaming Skull. You've been missed.

Ace should add a flaming pitchfork in a skeleton hand to Flaming Skull.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (ptqGC)

200 "178 Look, every time the Trump administration has a win, the press scrambles to find something to distract people from it and make them look bad. This is probably a stab at it."

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you're just saying that because trump validated north korea's torture and starvation.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (FOPyv)

201 Well I hope Trump gets off AF1 ready to do yet another battle...

Posted by: IC at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (a0IVu)

202
Remember Schumer comment: "The Intel Officials has six ways from Sunday at getting back at you"
Posted by: WisRich


No one admires the Spanish Inquisition!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (IqV8l)

203 Granted.

His ass is grass.

Posted by: Your friendly neighborhood witch at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (HLTe8)

204 Remember those texts between the lovebirds that were dismissive of Congress's power over the FBI?

Yeah, I think we have our answer about how prevalent that view is in the bureau.

Maybe we should tear it down.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (Jj43a)
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No "maybe" about it. The FBI needs to be dismantled. Their vital functions can be transferred to other agencies. Personnel may not be eligible for transfer and will be decided case-by-case, unless you hit any of the following, which will immediately disqualify you:
1) You are, or ever were, in "management" or similar roles (including SAIC).
2) You were hired in the first 7 years of the previous administration.
3) You were an administrator (as opposed to a field agent or analyst) of any kind.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Start with relocating HQs far from DC (or an airport), preferably without power or running water. Johnston Atoll has space available.

Posted by: Jean at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (MS0+a)

205 Nobody here thinks Trump is infallible or a God either.

******************

I refer to Trump as God-Emperor to my lefty friends so I can enjoy watching them stroke out in rage.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (+dsLj)

206 if anyone has actually paid attention to trump. Here's a handy guide.

Yeah but the press and especially NeverTrumpers have not figured this out yet. Why is he being so nice to Un??? Why doesn't he hate Putin???

Here's why you dimwits. Its part of the negotiations package. Learn it. Love it.

The difference here is that its a tactic, not a servile demonstration of humiliation like Obama's bowing to our enemies. Dudes like Shapiro don't seem to comprehend that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (39g3+)

207 Posted by: ScoggDog at June 12, 2018 05:24 PM (fiGNd)

Lighten Up, Francis!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (k1TUh)

208 I sort of wonder if those who were on the receiving end of these threats didn't look at is as a sort of toddler temper tantrum, and just kind of look at him, and then walk away, as any adult would do to said toddler.

I can't imagine anyone taking him seriously.

But I'm sure he thought he was all that and a bag of chips.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (7UW64)

209 Rudy, is a flogging out of the question?

Posted by: President Donald J. Trump at June 12, 2018 05:29 PM (vDqXW)

210 What does "willowed" mean?

2. How do you italicize text"

First, you go out and cut me a branch off that willow, and then get some italicans...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 12, 2018 05:29 PM (7LY+6)

211 198
And it's grounds for firing.





It's grounds for prison.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (yQpMk)
Can't we go medieval and do the drawing and quartering thing?

Posted by: IC at June 12, 2018 05:29 PM (a0IVu)

212 To be fair, I don't see this as Trump's fault. If anything it's a strategy which has been played out several times before to allow these fuckstick traitors to hang themselves with their own rope for the public to see.

I'm failing to see the downside here. This is a marathon and not a sprint.

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 12, 2018 05:29 PM (IdRpH)

213 Schumer's looks are going along with his mind.

His fat niece is also a disaster.

More to come, my Pretties.

Posted by: Your friendly neighborhood witch at June 12, 2018 05:29 PM (HLTe8)

214 So Trump has two options. Fire the guy and open up that shit storm, or leave it alone and let the guy continue to hang himself.

Posted by: tu3031 at June 12, 2018 05:29 PM (O5Q3r)

215 I can't imagine anyone taking him seriously.



But I'm sure he thought he was all that and a bag of chips.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (7UW64)

This

Posted by: Damnedyankee at June 12, 2018 05:29 PM (37IEG)

216
The Left activists want Rosenstein fired - that is their "go" event for rioting in the street across the nation.

I don't see how any self respecting leftest can riot because a top FBI official gets fired.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 12, 2018 05:29 PM (10vO4)

217 dang, I knew those nicks were trolls, but it's kinda disappointing to find out it's all just the same old troll.

************

All trolls are Average Joe, who sucks cock by choice.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at June 12, 2018 05:30 PM (+dsLj)

218 So the DOJ / FBI is not answerable to our elected representatives in congress, and in fact can threaten to use the full force of federal law enforcement against any elected representative who annoys them... AND the DOJ / FBI is not answerable to the president without the president obstructing justice.

So, we all agree we live under the thumbs of corrupt, unelected bureaucrats who at some point staged a silent coup, right?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 12, 2018 05:30 PM (F5+ro)

219 1. What does "willowed" mean?

2. How do you italicize text? (For that matter, I have never been able to copy text from any other site.)
Posted by: George LeS at June 12, 2018 05:26 PM (59GGI)

willow (no caps) is notorious for posting on a thread that is ending...

[ I ] text [ /I ] remove the spaces.

Beware the barrel.

They say it smells and has shit sticking to the walls.

Posted by: golfman at June 12, 2018 05:30 PM (If3tB)

220 Rosenstein is not the most intimidating looking guy I've seen.
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Neither was Himmler.
Posted by: simplemind at June 12, 2018 05:27 PM (C6xeQ)

I didn't want to say that Rosenstein resembles Himmler in looks because I thought that might be too low an insult for someone named Rosenstein so I won't.

I don't have that problem still saying Hogg is a dead ringer for Goebbels.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 12, 2018 05:30 PM (c6UIl)

221 WAKE UP, BEAUREGARD!!!

Sorry. Forgot to use my inside voice.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 12, 2018 05:31 PM (ptqGC)

222 a lot of words -- ScoggDog

have fun now!

Posted by: the door what didn't hit ya on yer rear at June 12, 2018 05:31 PM (3hjbs)

223 174 Nobody here thinks Trump is infallible or a God either.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 12, 2018 05:25 PM (0/+vJ)

Agreed. Most of his mistakes have been bringing in people who turned out to be wolves in sheep clothing or not up to the task at hand.

Fortunately, he's not afraid to get rid of them. I still remember how unpopular Donald Rumsfeld got and Bush waited until right after getting shellacked in a mid term election to fire the guy. Maybe it wouldn't have made a difference, but it sure looked bad.

Trump seems more willing to get rid of people. I'm more forgiving of any of Trump's errors because I knew this would happen when he won. I knew GOPe would stonewall him at every turn and that he'd be taking serious flak from the media and Dems.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 12, 2018 05:31 PM (4ErVI)

224 Trump could fire a bunch of them when the time is right ... Nixon did it poorly ... but others have done it successfully. (or so I read, it is not so rare)

It is a lawless coup ... but we see Trump's approval numbers improve as Mueller and Rosie get exposed as criminals covering up for criminals. I hope there is a master plan ... and we/they are working off that. I'd still say the Sessions stand down is NOT part of the plan ... but we are combining legal action with the need for a PsyOp flipping of the NationalZeitgeist ... with crazies like DeNiro or RosieO losing their minds and going primal scream for all to see.

Sea change ... there's a storm coming ... We Are the Storm.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 12, 2018 05:31 PM (bT8Z4)

225 The most interesting question is, Since this happened in January, and was discussed in February (evidenced in the article), then who is bringing it back up again now, in June, and what is their objective?
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He was given a deadline by which to comply, or else.

Peachment.

Posted by: simplemind at June 12, 2018 05:31 PM (C6xeQ)

226 We need some level of federal law enforcement, we just don't need THIS FBI. Just like we need an intelligence agency, just not THIS NSA/CIA/DHS/etc etc etc hydra.

Its time to gut and rebuild, because these agencies have been out of control for a long, long time. The CIA got its face smacked hard in the 70s, but they came back particularly when Bush the younger took office.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:31 PM (39g3+)

227 1. What does "willowed" mean?



It refers to someone's brilliant observation that was unkindly left behind at the last thread by Ace's fast-moving threadiness. New thread = stuff left behind.


2. How do you italicize text? (For that matter, I have never been able to copy text from any other site.)

type [ i ]Italics[ /i] to get the word "Italics" italicized.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 12, 2018 05:31 PM (LISuA)

228 >>2. How do you italicize text?


Import it into Word then Cut and paste back here.

Works 100% of the Time, every time.

Posted by: garrett at June 12, 2018 05:31 PM (ReI7m)

229 I didn't want to say that Rosenstein resembles Himmler in looks because I thought that would be too big an insult to Himmler.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 12, 2018 05:32 PM (k1TUh)

230 This is petty and beneath me.

Posted by: Rod Rosencrans at June 12, 2018 05:32 PM (Tyii7)

231 I bathe in my own excrement like an animal.

Posted by: Nurse Krang at June 12, 2018 05:32 PM (/8r1I)

232 209 Rudy, is a flogging out of the question?
Posted by: President Donald J. Trump

Use a whip. A whip is for pain a "flail" is for pleasure.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 12, 2018 05:32 PM (Bdeb0)

233 Rosenstein, like many progs, resembles a rodent.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 12, 2018 05:32 PM (ptqGC)

234 So Trump has two options. Fire the guy and open up that shit storm, or leave it alone and let the guy continue to hang himself.
Posted by: tu3031 at June 12, 2018 05:29 PM (O5Q3r)

While dragging others along.

I wish for a Celebrity Apprentice type TV event, where all the clowns are perp walked.

Now to Cherry St, in NW DC....

Posted by: golfman at June 12, 2018 05:32 PM (If3tB)

235 preferably without power or running water"

Hmm. How about 400 miles west by south west of Houston?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 12, 2018 05:32 PM (7LY+6)

236 174 Nobody here thinks Trump is infallible or a God either.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 12, 2018 05:25 PM (0/+vJ)

True. Well, except that God-Emperor Trump (peace be upon him) is never wrong.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 12, 2018 05:32 PM (F5+ro)

237 I think it was just a frustrated twerp lashing out. He knows he couldn't and wouldn't do it.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 12, 2018 05:33 PM (c6UIl)

238 You want this guy to regret his actions? Only one answer....

Octagon with bluebell.

Posted by: Weasel at June 12, 2018 05:33 PM (MVjcR)

239 For that matter, I have never been able to copy text from any other site.)

Its usually a formatting issue. You have to strip out any special characters and make sure the punctuation is bone stock, so no curly " marks or single character ... or --

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:33 PM (39g3+)

240 209
Rudy, is a flogging out of the question?

Posted by: President Donald J. Trump

Why would you go easy on him? Flaying, FTW!

Posted by: pep at June 12, 2018 05:33 PM (LAe3v)

241 *Deep State

*Hoist

*Petard

Some assembly required. That's how Trump is going to run the endgame.

Posted by: chinese rock at June 12, 2018 05:33 PM (v6UKb)

242 51 I no longer want prison time for these deep staters, I want limp bodies and the end of ropes.


Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious

You planning on being late to the dance?

Posted by: Johnny Storm at June 12, 2018 05:33 PM (IeDO8)

243
How do you italicize text?


Wave your hands wildly while typing.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 12, 2018 05:33 PM (10vO4)

244 Nobody here thinks Trump is infallible or a God either.



I might, if he were to surround his abode with fire.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 12, 2018 05:33 PM (yQpMk)

245 Subpoena???
I want a subpenis!
tee hee

Posted by: Wee Billy Kristol at June 12, 2018 05:33 PM (FTPVM)

246 Heads are going to roll for this one!

*hic* *shart* *cackle* *googly-eyes*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at June 12, 2018 05:33 PM (J7XgW)

247 Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 12, 2018 05:28 PM (y3aQB)

you are way too aggressive and unnecessarily terse. your shtick is getting tiresome.

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:33 PM (bUjCl)

248 Import it into Word then Cut and paste back here.

Works 100% of the Time, every time.


Do I even have to say anything here?

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at June 12, 2018 05:33 PM (HtLSE)

249 The sheer hypocrisy of Rosenstein, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Clinton and Obama...along with all their drooling, extreme leftist fellators in the media would make Goebbels blush.

Rosenstein wouldn't have a need to threaten members of Congress - whose job includes oversight of government bureaucrats like Rosenstein - unless the feckless, slimy, disgusting treasonous turd didn't have something to hide.

Posted by: Pete at June 12, 2018 05:34 PM (lhmko)

250 How do you italicize text?


Tilt your head.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 12, 2018 05:34 PM (yQpMk)

251 A former Senate Intelligence Committee aide was indicted and arrested on three felony counts last week. The DOJ has.dozens more open investigations into illegal leaking.

There are people who work in the Senate and House who committed and abetted actual crimes and are now very scared. Those people want to stop these investigations at all costs.

I can't say exactly why Rosenstein is withholding information, but I think it's a big mistake to assume that "Congress" is a singular entity fighting against the Man for Justice.

If Trump wants Rosenstein gone now then he'll fire him. If he doesn't, he doesn't. He's obviously much better informed about the issue than we are.

Posted by: GalosGann at June 12, 2018 05:34 PM (Dl9Eq)

252
It will be interesting to see how redacted the IG report is after it went through the bureaucrat washing machine.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 12, 2018 05:34 PM (r+sAi)

253 So Trump has two options. Fire the guy and open up that shit storm, or leave it alone and let the guy continue to hang himself.
Posted by: tu3031 at June 12, 2018 05:29 PM (O5Q3r)
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But if he start referring for a subpoena and starts getting subpoena's to question representatives that he is *answerable* to, that travesty can't be undone.

Some other deepstater will just put it further next time.

Posted by: President Donald J. Trump at June 12, 2018 05:34 PM (vDqXW)

254 What a shame tarring and feathering went out of fashion. Followed by a couple of days in stocks on the public square.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 12, 2018 05:34 PM (ptqGC)

255 >>I don't see how any self respecting leftest can riot because a top FBI official gets fired.


DoJ
And Obama cronies like (IIRC) Holder, Brenan and Comey have been tweeting about it over the past few months. They've been sending out emails and organizing communications to prepare for it. Seriously, they are that invested in keeping Mueller and Rosenstein in place. They got how many people to attend that pussy hat march?

I'm not saying this is a reason not to fire Rosenstein, I'm just assuming that Trump sees the play here and does something completely different to deal with it - as is his habit.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 12, 2018 05:35 PM (W+vEI)

256 No willowed means getting left behind on the last post because no one bothers to tell you there's a new thread.

It's named after Willow, who constantly finds herself left behind in the backwash of an old thread.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 12, 2018 05:35 PM (4ErVI)

257 How do you italicize text?


voodoo

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 12, 2018 05:35 PM (FZYNt)

258 I don't necessarily agree with Trump's need to boil his enemies in oil but, I do understand it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 12, 2018 05:35 PM (yQpMk)

259 Do I even have to say anything here?
Posted by: Admiral Ackbar


You know what cracks me up about Admiral Ackbar?

He had like 3 lines in a movie and became an eternal meme. You don't even have to say the words. Now think of any of the characters in the Abrams films.

Does ANY of their stuff resonate? At all? The only time they're used in memes is to mock them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:35 PM (39g3+)

260 It will be interesting to see how redacted the IG report is after it went through the bureaucrat washing machine.
Indistinguishable from a sheet of carbon paper.

Posted by: pep at June 12, 2018 05:35 PM (LAe3v)

261 What a shame tarring and feathering went out of fashion. Followed by a couple of days in stocks on the public square.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 12, 2018 05:34 PM (ptqGC)
---------

And maybe a few pokes with IrishEi's butter picks.

*tying all the threads together in a neat little bow here*

Posted by: bluebell at June 12, 2018 05:35 PM (oMtOd)

262 Rosenstein...straight shooter!

Posted by: Dreamy James Comey at June 12, 2018 05:35 PM (yhf6w)

263 254
What a shame tarring and feathering went out of fashion. Followed by a couple of days in stocks on the public square.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 12, 2018 05:34 PM (ptqGC)
I favor the expedient horsewhipping, lets everyone know it's happening and gets it over quick.

Posted by: Damnedyankee at June 12, 2018 05:36 PM (37IEG)

264 You
are
fired.

Posted by: eleven at June 12, 2018 05:06 PM (+lOpA)
............

If you survive the overpass. And nobody has yet.

Posted by: Jefe El Donaldo - MAGA Cartel at June 12, 2018 05:36 PM (HgMAr)

265 It will be interesting to see how redacted the IG report is after it went through the bureaucrat washing machine.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 12, 2018 05:34 PM (r+sAi)

And what becomes unredacted in a year.

Lamborginis?

Posted by: golfman at June 12, 2018 05:36 PM (If3tB)

266 voodoo deep magic

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 12, 2018 05:36 PM (yQpMk)

267 >>How do you italicize text?


Sauce liberally with marinara, smother in mozzerella and finish under the broiler.

Posted by: garrett at June 12, 2018 05:36 PM (ReI7m)

268 They say it smells and has shit sticking to the walls.
Posted by: golfman at June 12, 2018 05:30 PM (If3tB)

That ain't the half of it. There's things in the barrel that can't be unseen.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at June 12, 2018 05:36 PM (57plp)

269 Why would you go easy on him? Flaying, FTW!

Posted by: pep at June 12, 2018 05:33 PM (LAe3v)
---
Well there is a Bolton in the administration.

Posted by: Axeman at June 12, 2018 05:36 PM (vDqXW)

270 Tilt your head."

Or your monitor...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 12, 2018 05:36 PM (7LY+6)

271 Can somebody please give me a good reason why Trump has not fired Rosenstein?

Posted by: Maritime at June 12, 2018 05:36 PM (lKmt3)

272 Roddy-Rod: RESPECT MAH AUTHORITAH!!!!

**stamps tiny foot**

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 12, 2018 05:36 PM (7UW64)

273
What a shame tarring and feathering went out of fashion. Followed by a couple of days in stocks on the public square.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 12, 2018 05:34 PM (ptqGC)

---------



And maybe a few pokes with IrishEi's butter picks.



*tying all the threads together in a neat little bow here*



Posted by: bluebell at June 12, 2018 05:35 PM (oMtOd)


Did you see my cute Spanish cocktail swords this morning? They're deadly sharp.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 12, 2018 05:37 PM (ptqGC)

274 beware of open tags

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 12, 2018 05:37 PM (FZYNt)

275 I miss willow!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 12, 2018 05:37 PM (W+vEI)

276 Right, but is Admiral Ackbar pansexual?

Posted by: Lawrence Kasdan at June 12, 2018 05:37 PM (/8r1I)

277 It's almost as if the exercise of power infects one with some sort of antivirtue, and the greater degree to which one is invested with it, the less virtuous one becomes. Someone should come up with an old adage to reflect that.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at June 12, 2018 05:37 PM (87EdW)

278 Rosenstein wouldn't have a need to threaten members of Congress - whose job includes oversight of government bureaucrats like Rosenstein - unless the feckless, slimy, disgusting treasonous turd didn't have something to hide.
=========
Excuse me, but you don't expect me to just hand over evidence of the Justice Department's Treason do you?!?!???!?!!!

Posted by: [[[RR]]] at June 12, 2018 05:37 PM (C6xeQ)

279 Agreed. Most of his mistakes have been bringing in people who turned out to be wolves in sheep clothing or not up to the task at hand. ...
++++++++++
I think this is a big one. As a businessman (*the* businessman), Trump was probably used to one thing: loyalty. The top chiefs in a company are usually loyal to the boss, or they move on somewhere else. Very rarely do they try to usurp.

It is not so with politics. The top chiefs are often usurpers in government. I think Trump wasn't prepared for that, coming from a place with rules. He seems to have picked up on it quickly, though, and terminated those who needed terminating - thus his record-breaking firing rate at the beginning while he was figuring it out. I do think he was caught flat-footed by disloyalty in politics, but figured it out.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 12, 2018 05:37 PM (I2dne)

280 Trouble with dismantling the FBI and remaking it, is finding replacement agents. Otherwise you are trading one badge for another.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (++G28)

281 276 Right, but is Admiral Ackbar pansexual?
Posted by: Lawrence Kasdan

sex with frying pans?

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (FZYNt)

282 271 Can somebody please give me a good reason why Trump has not fired Rosenstein?
Posted by: Maritime at June 12, 2018 05:36 PM (lKmt3)

I think it's because he's letting this whole Russia nonsense play out.

Think about it -- if the media were not focused on porn stars and short shirtless Russian presidents, they'd be focused on Trump and the shit he's actually trying to accomplish.

In other words, I think Trump is quite okay with the media being distracted while he gets shit done.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (F5+ro)

283 Yet we are told by Sessionzzz that Rosenstein is a straight shooter, and stand up guy! Above Reproach!


I've postulated for awhile, the Mueller is Rosenstein's Monster... he's involved in this.

Posted by: Don Q at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (NgKpN)

284 271
Can somebody please give me a good reason why Trump has not fired Rosenstein?

Posted by: Maritime

No, I can't. But I've seen enough of Trump now to figure he's got a plan, and until proven otherwise, that's okay with me.

Posted by: pep at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (LAe3v)

285 277
It's almost as if the exercise of power infects one with some sort of
antivirtue, and the greater degree to which one is invested with it, the
less virtuous one becomes. Someone should come up with an old adage to
reflect that.



Posted by: Farmer Bob at June 12, 2018 05:37 PM (87EdW)
Let's see - absolute vodka corrupts, absolutely?

Posted by: Damnedyankee at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (37IEG)

286 Why has not Rodentstein been fired? Where is Sessions?

Posted by: Locke Common at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (GD/ZV)

287 Any Trump appointee who gets 90+ confirmation votes is guaranteed to be terrible. Generally speaking, the closer the vote, the better the nominee. Exception: Sessions

Posted by: crrr6 (hotair refugee) at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (f23HZ)

288 As always, our hearts are with the Rosenstein family and we pray that Rod will be soon found alive and safe.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (yQpMk)

289 So Trump has two options. Fire the guy and open up that shit storm, or leave it alone and let the guy continue to hang himself.
Posted by: tu3031 at June 12, 2018 05:29 PM (O5Q3r)


Same method Sessions is using. Let the guy that built the gallows hang himself on it.

Posted by: DanMan at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (XTiHL)

290 286 Why has not Rodentstein been fired? Where is Sessions?
Posted by: Locke Common at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (GD/ZV)
------
Who is Sessions?

Posted by: Weasel at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (MVjcR)

291 I can't think of many major mistakes Trump has made. I think firing Mueller, Rosenstein and co is a good idea, but..who knows. Triggering some mess in Congress may not worth it.

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:39 PM (bUjCl)

292 omg garrett! lol!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 12, 2018 05:39 PM (dUJdY)

293 280 Trouble with dismantling the FBI and remaking it, is finding replacement agents. Otherwise you are trading one badge for another.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (++G2

Hire a bunch of mafiosos. The Prisons are full of 'em. At least they have a moral code they live by.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 12, 2018 05:39 PM (F5+ro)

294 Works 100% of the Time, every time.
Posted by: garrett at June 12, 2018 05:31 PM (ReI7m)
----
Not on my Mac's Office installation. Wall of red text 100% of the time, every time.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 12, 2018 05:39 PM (AzW6q)

295 **stamps tiny foot**
Posted by: tcn in AK at June 12, 2018 05:36 PM


IIRC, that's one AtC's designated roles in The Horde, and she's been known to be jealous of her Imperial prerogatives.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 12, 2018 05:40 PM (ctuyM)

296 Rod, that is your flaming skull watching your body swing from the overpass.

Posted by: Jefe El Donaldo - MAGA Cartel at June 12, 2018 05:40 PM (HgMAr)

297 I'll get you my pretty! And your little dog, too!

Posted by: Rod Rosenstein to HIC Staffer at June 12, 2018 05:40 PM (QLvwG)

298 Maybe Trump figured out where all this Roooshian Kolyzhion will end up (nowhere), sees the end and decided that it is more costly to remove them ??

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:40 PM (bUjCl)

299 You know what cracks me up about Admiral Ackbar?

He had like 3 lines in a movie and became an eternal meme. You don't even have to say the words. Now think of any of the characters in the Abrams films.

Does ANY of their stuff resonate? At all? The only time they're used in memes is to mock them.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:35 PM (39g3+)


I remember that one line in one of the other movies where that one guy said something something and the other guy said huh? and then the audience laughed at the snoring guy in the third row.

Posted by: Ben Wa at June 12, 2018 05:40 PM (FTPVM)

300 Someone should come up with an old adage to reflect that.



Posted by: Farmer Bob


Forget adages. I want results. I'm not impressed til someone's Acton on it

Posted by: pep at June 12, 2018 05:40 PM (LAe3v)

301 We now reached the Bizarre world in which if Trump orders the DOJ to produce the requested documents in an effort to bring transparency and proper oversight of this this investigation, he could be charged with obstruction of Justice.

Just think about that for a moment. Transparency=Obstruction.



Posted by: WisRich at June 12, 2018 05:40 PM (G0vdT)

302 You know what I'm excited for?!

Trump pardoning blago.

The hairpiece flaming skull is something I've missed for years.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 12, 2018 05:40 PM (F5+ro)

303 275 I miss willow!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 12, 2018 05:37 PM (W+vEI)

Yeah what happened to her?

Horrific thought: she's willowed on a post made weeks ago and kept commenting on it for days and then got banned.

People drift in and out. I was going through my email the other day and noticed a twitter email to check posts from friends and the like. I usually ignore them because I haven't used or checked my twitter in years, but I saw Amish Dude's name and took a look and noticed he said he'd been banned here.

No idea that happened, but also realized I hadn't seen him here in some time.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 12, 2018 05:40 PM (4ErVI)

304 NO!! I fish at Point Lookout

Posted by: wrg500 at June 12, 2018 05:19 PM (Bd

Stripers?

Posted by: clutch at June 12, 2018 05:40 PM (r8d5b)

305 ummm, "emails show"???

what is this crap. Why is this not being publicly stated by the parties involved?

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 12, 2018 05:40 PM (FOPyv)

306 So wait, this threat came out five months ago and yet TWO DAYS before the IG report comes out suddenly Rosenstein has to be fired?
Um, sure. Total coincidence.
By the way, everyone knows that the Intelligence Committees leak like crazy right? Didn't Ace cover that story a few days ago?
Oh wait, forgot, time to get all crazy about new leaks to cover old leaks.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 12, 2018 05:41 PM (cfSRQ)

307 Everyday Sessions proves himself to be a member in good standing of the party I no longer register for.

You Pubs say "RINO"--that's mainly the type of Pub of the Preening class that I know. No backbone? Check.

Posted by: Axeman at June 12, 2018 05:41 PM (vDqXW)

308 Can somebody please give me a good reason why Trump has not fired Rosenstein?

Posted by: Maritime at June 12, 2018 05:36 PM

It gives the media, and the liberal progressives a talking point to use against him. A talking point that 60 million voters will agree with. Or some such number as you might choose to believe.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at June 12, 2018 05:41 PM (roQNm)

309 Who says Chuck Schumer has a fat niece?

Posted by: Amy Schumer, Chuck's fat niece at June 12, 2018 05:41 PM (vcOmj)

310 Trouble with dismantling the FBI and remaking it, is finding replacement
agents. Otherwise you are trading one badge for another.



Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (++G2

Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!! *laughs* Ay yi yi yi yi


Posted by: Mexican Bandito at June 12, 2018 05:41 PM (QLvwG)

311 They say it smells and has shit sticking to the walls.
Posted by: golfman at June 12, 2018 05:30 PM


Not to mention the flotsam and jetsam.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 12, 2018 05:41 PM (ctuyM)

312 Fire for effect......

Posted by: Beyond Norman Parameters at June 12, 2018 05:41 PM (hz3oB)

313 But wait! Trump didn't get Kim to abdicate!

Posted by: Damnedyankee at June 12, 2018 05:42 PM (37IEG)

314 Willow...

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:42 PM (bUjCl)

315
Yeah what happened to her?

She said she needed a break

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 12, 2018 05:42 PM (10vO4)

316 Sounds like sedition and conspiracy to deny 120 million American citizens of their 1st Amendment rights to petition the government for redress of grievances. That violation of the federal law against conspiracy to infringe a person's civil rights I think is a 3 to 7 year penitentiary tour. The frivolous c&nt should be threatened with oh, say, 120 million counts to run sequentially if found guilty, and be charged in Wyoming.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at June 12, 2018 05:42 PM (c1VpD)

317 No reason to freak out over this it's just an everyday thing in DC.

Posted by: freaked at June 12, 2018 05:42 PM (UdKB7)

318 Now think of any of the characters in the Abrams films. Does ANY of their stuff resonate? At all?

************************************

The best meme to come out of that clusterfuck was a picture of Luke Skywalker with the caption: "..."

Sums it all up really.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at June 12, 2018 05:42 PM (+dsLj)

319 I think the thing that many are missing, is the damage this is doing to the perception of the rule of law in this country.

This is a direct threat to the very foundation of the idea that we are a Republic, where the rule of law matters.

The multi tier Justice system is a direct threat to the Republic IMO.

And they are playing Washington power games... while the electorate is out here loosing faith in the system.

Posted by: Don Q at June 12, 2018 05:42 PM (NgKpN)

320 Import it into Word then Cut and paste back here.

Works 100% of the Time, every time.
Posted by: garrett at June 12, 2018 05:31 PM



*blows whistle*

Personal foul. Barrel baiting. Garrett. 15 ampersand penalty.

Posted by: Hands at June 12, 2018 05:42 PM (EzdLW)

321 248 Do I even have to say anything here?

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at June 12, 2018 05:33 PM (HtLSE)


You can't say much of anything while chewing vacuum.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 12, 2018 05:43 PM (NL6wI)

322 Did they hide behind the curtains?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 12, 2018 05:43 PM (gfQAD)

323 Could it be that Trump thinks having these clowns in place when their shit is exposed might prove... useful?

Posted by: Weasel at June 12, 2018 05:43 PM (MVjcR)

324 AmishDude went antiTrump. I hope he is let back in but he might have to lighten up on the anti lawyer stuff. he used an overly broad brush.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 12, 2018 05:43 PM (3hjbs)

325 I saw Amish Dude's name and took a look and noticed he said he'd been banned here.



No idea that happened, but also realized I hadn't seen him here in some time.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis

I think it's time for a Presidential pardon. The guy was a NTer, but that's history now. I miss his Aspie self.

Posted by: pep at June 12, 2018 05:43 PM (LAe3v)

326 You know what I'm excited for?!

Trump pardoning blago.

The hairpiece flaming skull is something I've missed for years.


=

YES !! except he will commute his sentence, not pardon probably ?

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:43 PM (bUjCl)

327 287 Any Trump appointee who gets 90+ confirmation votes is guaranteed to be terrible. Generally speaking, the closer the vote, the better the nominee. Exception: Sessions

Posted by: crrr6 (hotair refugee) at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (f23HZ)

Pruitt barely made it I think and there's been a steady trickle of stories about him cutting corners on expenses and the like.

Translation: He's taking a fucking chainsaw to the EPA and they're trying to float any balloon to get him out of there before he burns the building down.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 12, 2018 05:43 PM (4ErVI)

328 >>Trouble with dismantling the FBI and remaking it, is finding replacement agents. Otherwise you are trading one badge for another.




Have you noticed how Trump has surrounded himself with military people - Mattis, Kelly, Rogers, etc.? Maybe if/when the FBI is cleaned out they might get some military intelligence people in their place?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 12, 2018 05:44 PM (W+vEI)

329 Willow? You're talking about the remake, right?
I'm auditioning for that part.

Posted by: Wee Billy Kristol at June 12, 2018 05:44 PM (FTPVM)

330 I think it's because he's letting this whole Russia nonsense play out.

Think about it -- if the media were not focused on porn stars and short shirtless Russian presidents, they'd be focused on Trump and the shit he's actually trying to accomplish.

In other words, I think Trump is quite okay with the media being distracted while he gets shit done.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes

____________

Maybe, but I just don't see that being a strategy.

I genuinely think he wants the Russia nonsense to be put to bed.

To give control of the DOJ to your enemies as a way to troll seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Posted by: Maritime at June 12, 2018 05:44 PM (lKmt3)

331 Crazy thought for the day:

Trump is totally cool with Rosenstein serving as a flak catcher.

Makes more sense than the whole Sesssionssszzzz is asleep crap.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 12, 2018 05:44 PM (cfSRQ)

332 but I saw Amish Dude's name and took a look and noticed he said he'd been banned here.

No idea that happened, but also realized I hadn't seen him here in some time.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis


He was banned in the fall of 2016. Where have you been?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at June 12, 2018 05:44 PM (vcOmj)

333 I have no doubt whatsoever that the Magnificent Golden Scalp Weasel has a plan. It's not for us to know....yet.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 12, 2018 05:44 PM (ptqGC)

334 Barrel baiting.
Posted by: Hands at June 12, 2018 05:42 PM


You say that like it's a Bad Thing.

Other than ScoggDog, noone seem to want to visit with me voluntarily ...

Posted by: The Barrel at June 12, 2018 05:45 PM (ctuyM)

335 Translation: He's taking a fucking chainsaw to the EPA and they're trying to float any balloon to get him out of there before he burns the building down.

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LOL

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at June 12, 2018 05:45 PM (+dsLj)

336 Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at June 12, 2018 05:30 PM (+dsLj)

It's amazing how many Horde memes AllenG started, besides his blog (that he totally didn't have) becoming one on its own.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 12, 2018 05:46 PM (rp9xB)

337 YES !! except he will commute his sentence, not pardon probably ?
Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:43 PM (bUjCl)

Whatever. I just want to see the return of the hairpiece skull.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 12, 2018 05:46 PM (F5+ro)

338 Forget adages. I want results. I'm not impressed til someone's Acton on it
Posted by: pep
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Adages? We don't need no steenking adages.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 12, 2018 05:47 PM (2YhrB)

339 AmishDude and ChemJeff showing up would be like having Bill Kristol in the comments.

No thanks.

Posted by: buzzion at June 12, 2018 05:47 PM (lKs2v)

340 Willow is taking a break. Can't believe she would do this to me....

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:47 PM (bUjCl)

341 This may have been thoroughly covered in earlier threads, but I'm home now, and dayum, Ben Shapiro's sister has definitely joined the cast of Twin Peaks.

Posted by: pep at June 12, 2018 05:47 PM (LAe3v)

342 RR needs to be told to go home and get his shine box.

Posted by: Fiery Lutheran Cleric and the Pancake Breakfast Jihad at June 12, 2018 05:47 PM (T8/UU)

343 Why keep RR in place?

well, if you are already recording everything he does and says, its likely the stuff he does and says while the head of the anti trump movement are going to be a lot more interesting that what he does and says while unemployed.

Or stated differently, if they are already wiretapping a mob guy why not just arrest him before he does any more crimes?

Cause they want him on worse stuff, and all his little buddies too.

Interesting times.

Posted by: simplemind at June 12, 2018 05:47 PM (C6xeQ)

344 It's amazing how many Horde memes AllenG started, besides his blog (that he totally didn't have) becoming one on its own.

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Burn it down will always be my favorite.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at June 12, 2018 05:47 PM (+dsLj)

345 He was banned in the fall of 2016. Where have you been?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at June 12, 2018 05:44 PM (vcOmj)

Haha that long eh?

He had it prominently displayed on his Twitter feed like it happened recently.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 12, 2018 05:48 PM (4ErVI)

346 Pruitt barely made it I think and there's been a steady trickle of stories about him cutting corners on expenses and the like.

Translation: He's taking a fucking chainsaw to the EPA and they're trying to float any balloon to get him out of there before he burns the building down.


yep, and that tossing of the 'waters of the us' regulation was a beautiful thing...now about that ethanol crap

Posted by: DanMan at June 12, 2018 05:48 PM (XTiHL)

347 Just a reminder that regardless of what the media says Congress does not have a right to every bit of evidence the DOJ might have uncovered.

Exceptions to the rule include any information that is being used in a criminal case or has been presented to a grand jury. There is now proof of what has been pretty obvious for some time now, there is a grand jury empaneled in this case hearing evidence.

Don't know if that's the case here but if you read the article, I know that's a big ask, the Congressional staffer admits deep in the article that Rosenstein was likely reacting to Congressional threats to subpoena him and if so this really is noting more than dueling shots across the bow.

Trump can fire anyone in the Executive branch he wants at any time. He can also declassify any information he wants at any time. He hasn't done either in this case and the story is 6 months old.

IG report will be out on Thursday afternoon. Expect to see more bullshit stories between now and then trying to get people distracted.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 12, 2018 05:48 PM (/tuJf)

348 Now think of any of the characters in the Abrams films.

...

But first I will have to look up what films this Abrams fellow made.


Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at June 12, 2018 05:48 PM (roQNm)

349 This may have been thoroughly covered in earlier threads, but I'm home now, and dayum, Ben Shapiro's sister has definitely joined the cast of Twin Peaks.

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She's the spitting image of Bengay Shitpiro though. Would not hit without a paper bag.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at June 12, 2018 05:49 PM (+dsLj)

350 I still don't know Wolfe's political affiliation so I am assuming it's Democrat. If it is Republican, it will be the first time in Press reporting history that Republican is not the adjective preceding every mention of his name.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 12, 2018 05:49 PM (c6UIl)

351 To be fair it could be my poor memory, but a lot of people disappeared or were disappeared due to this past election. It's hard to keep track.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 12, 2018 05:49 PM (4ErVI)

352 Flaming skull thread and I'm reading a book and playing sudoku

Posted by: Skip j at June 12, 2018 05:49 PM (pHfeF)

353 RR needs to be told to go home and get his shine box.

"That didn't end well for me last time I tried it"
--Billy Batts

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:49 PM (39g3+)

354
Levin was talking about something a while back. The whole Deep State needs to be cleaned out and all their shenanigans exposed. That includes the Spooks as well as the FBI.

POTUS is head of the Executive Branch. Period. All executive power is vested in that office. He can go up their asses with a microscope if he wants to.

Levin's idea was for Trump to task an existing US Attorney (so he would already be confirmed as a principal officer) and give the task of cleaning them out. Just give him the task, and all access to everything, and tell him to let the chips fall where they may.

And throw all their asses in jail for their crimes.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 12, 2018 05:49 PM (8O3HH)

355 He's taking a fucking chainsaw to the EPA and they're trying to float any balloon to get him out of there before he burns the building down.
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FYI The EPA Building is right Next to Trump's hotel in DC, which is superb btw. I'm sure he'd like to expand into that space someday. Soon.

Posted by: simplemind at June 12, 2018 05:49 PM (C6xeQ)

356 If Trump fires Rosenstein, maybe Mueller gets more fodder for "obstruction".

Posted by: Hands at June 12, 2018 05:50 PM (EzdLW)

357 Its usually a formatting issue. You have to strip out any special characters and make sure the punctuation is bone stock, so no curly " marks or single character ... or --
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:33 PM (39g3+)
++++++
For what it's worth, the post-failure error message will tell you why:
can't encode character u'\u2019'
This is a character code, 2019. If you search for that (u2019), you'll find that it is "right single quotation mark."
https://tinyurl.com/y728929e
You can then find the offending character and remove it when you repost.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 12, 2018 05:50 PM (I2dne)

358 I keep on thinking of the Mel Gibson movie, Conspiracy Theory.

Mel kept on talking about the different factions of the government, I guess he would call it the Deep State today, and about how they were at war with each other sometimes, but then they seemed to be working together at others.

Then you have this story today, contrasted with this story at CTH.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/06/08/the-
bigger-story-behind-the-james-wolfe-indictment/

That's about the Senate Intelligence Committee
staffer who was arrested for leaking to the press. Along with well reasoned speculation about actual Senators who were also illegally leaking.

So, we have elements of the DOJ/FBI after Senators for criminality, plus Senate committees after elements of the DOJ/FBI covering up possible criminality by some of their own.

Both sides using lawfare, intelligence shenanigans, media leaks, etc, against each other.

It made more sense in the movie.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 12, 2018 05:50 PM (pvjTE)

359 I suppose when you are hip deep in that, realising you just shouted "OH BEN SHAPIRO" will be difficult to live down

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 12, 2018 05:51 PM (3hjbs)

360 I think a DOOM update from Monty would be a treat

Posted by: A dude in MI at June 12, 2018 05:51 PM (CDETr)

361 Trouble with dismantling the FBI and remaking it, is finding replacement
agents. Otherwise you are trading one badge for another.



Posted by: WitchDoktor,

Why remake it? Most States now have very professional state police investigators. Put in place a compact allowing one state's officers to operate in another under a federal court order. Instant FBI II. Sure, you'll have a few specialists you'll need a home for.

Posted by: Jean at June 12, 2018 05:51 PM (MS0+a)

362 I'm sure he'd like to expand into that space someday. Soon.

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I bet it'll be a very classy extension of the hotel too, luxuriously yuge, that I can tell you.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at June 12, 2018 05:51 PM (+dsLj)

363 Subpoena? Amazed he just didn't hack them and call up his media people and pass the emails onto them so they can broadcast them.

Posted by: Skip j at June 12, 2018 05:51 PM (pHfeF)

364 I think about 70% of Ms. Shapiros body weight is in her torso.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 12, 2018 05:51 PM (++G28)

365 356 If Trump fires Rosenstein, maybe Mueller gets more fodder for "obstruction".
Posted by: Hands at June 12, 2018 05:50 PM (EzdLW)


That's why Congress should impeach him.
The only reason this farce has gone on this long is because the leadership in Congress permits it.

Posted by: Iblis at June 12, 2018 05:51 PM (9221z)

366 The guys get shirts!

Yuuge big luxurious shirts that say: WAKE UP PUNCHY

Posted by: kallisto at June 12, 2018 05:52 PM (lZ0Jc)

367 I suppose when you are hip deep in that, realising you just shouted "OH BEN SHAPIRO" will be difficult to live down

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Live down? It would be life ending.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at June 12, 2018 05:52 PM (+dsLj)

368 You have to remember, things like prosecutions aren't handled by one person. It takes a team, and communications among that team. I can't say that letting Mueller and Rosenstein go crazy is the President's greatest idea ever, because these are corrupt shitbags who will absolutely burn down American law to keep their power.

But we've had to keep the Trump Crazy Stages in mind:

1) TRUMP IS HITLER!
2) Trump is incompetent!
3) Trump is meaaaaaan.
4) Okay, he's really not that bad.

It's the same play made on Bush, although Trump is handling things much, much more deftly. So If he keeps quiet on some things- while his enemies do increasingly bizarre and illegal things during their chase- I say keep doing it. He's earned that, just from his outstanding decisions in policy and foreign relations.

Posted by: trev006 at June 12, 2018 05:52 PM (X2App)

369 There has to be laws against blackmail in there

Posted by: Skip j at June 12, 2018 05:52 PM (pHfeF)

370 Flaming skull thread and I'm reading a book and playing sudoku
Posted by: Skip j at June 12, 2018 05:49 PM (pHfeF)


What book?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at June 12, 2018 05:52 PM (dEQP3)

371 Nancy Pelosi released a statement that RosenPenis is a national treasure, and that she makes her poops into gummy bears.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 12, 2018 05:52 PM (0ogQG)

372 "Remember Schumer comment: "The Intel Officials has six ways from Sunday at getting back at you"
They really do think they run DC

Posted by: WisRich

yes, or that they are in the cabal, working with the DeepState honchos (oligarchs, red diaper babies) that actually HAVE been running our government.

so if a congressman exposes the criminal activity inside the IC, the IC has six ways from Sunday to (crimainally) get you back, for exposing their mafia.

what else can that mean? Congress has oversight, but the FBI/CIA has been threatening (and carrying out action on those threats, malicious prosecution, illegal spying, murder?) ... threatening any that dare expose their crimes.

But Hillary walks free, and in thei face of dirty cops covering up, they organize a coup, and "punish" all that were involved with Trump winning.

Firing ... yeah. Prison ... yeah. HANGING ... that is the most appropriate for such treason. 55 million died in WW2 cuz of flucks like these mobsters. We can nip it in the bud ... expose them, hang the worst of them, confiscate the wealth of those that funded the treasonous/seditious takeover ... that's all.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 12, 2018 05:52 PM (bT8Z4)

373 The last time there was terrible Rosenstein press, Sessions hosted Noel Francisco (number 3 guy at DOJ) and Rosenstein for dinner. Wonder if there will another high-visibility dinner planned?

Posted by: Ever at June 12, 2018 05:53 PM (QPeHQ)

374 with regards to EPA, right now in 2018, there really is no need for this agency to exist. Each state has its own environmental protection agency, and they already set their own regulations as it pertains to air, water, etc. EPA just adds another layer of unnecessary beurocratic nonsense.

Posted by: IC at June 12, 2018 05:54 PM (a0IVu)

375 LOL. Well, in one way I suppose the DOJ/FBI/CIA et al is the 'thin blue line' keeping Congresscritters from their own lamp posts.

No wonder they are afraid to perform due diligence in oversight.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 12, 2018 05:54 PM (MIKMs)

376 comments on the building climbing "raccoon" (i don't believe it's an american raccoon) in Minneapolis.

The whole city seems to be at a standstill while waiting to see if it falls.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 12, 2018 05:55 PM (VqY5W)

377
Boy, what do you think you'll do after government service?

Posted by: Sphynx at June 12, 2018 05:55 PM (rXie1)

378 By the way reading the book Wise Guys (which the film Goodfellas was based on) you learn that Billy Batts wasn't just beat to death because he annoyed the psychotic Tommy DiVito character.

See, Batts was in charge of all the operations and areas that "Gentleman" Jimmy Conway (DeNiro's character) ran while he was away in prison. When Batts came back, he just assumed he'd get them all back. And Billy Batts was made, while Jimmy was not. So he should have and would have.

But instead, Jimmy Conway and Tommy DiVito killed the guy and buried him in the woods and the rest is pretty much how it happened.

The "Gentleman" in his name was one of those ironic nicknames like calling the fattest guy in the group "slim." He was the terrifying psychotic monster in the group, he'd murder you at the drop of a hat, friend or enemy (you get a glimpse of that after the Lufthansa heist where Jimmy pretty much kills everyone who was supposed to get a cut).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:55 PM (39g3+)

379 Why remake it? Most States now have very professional state police investigators.

yer ass is grass if the Texas Rangers are on your case

Posted by: DanMan at June 12, 2018 05:55 PM (XTiHL)

380 FYI The EPA Building is right Next to Trump's hotel in DC, which is superb btw. I'm sure he'd like to expand into that space someday. Soon.

Posted by: simplemind at June 12, 2018 05:49 PM (C6xeQ)

The Donald Trump Presidential Library!

I hoped for it to built on the ground currently occupied by the UN building in New York, but I'll take what I can get.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 12, 2018 05:56 PM (4ErVI)

381 Posted by: crrr6 (hotair refugee) at June 12, 2018 05:38 PM (f23HZ)


Hi there. I registered cr666 at hotair ... but did not use it too much.

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 12, 2018 05:56 PM (vWMNq)

382 375 LOL. Well, in one way I suppose the DOJ/FBI/CIA et al is the 'thin blue line' keeping Congresscritters from their own lamp posts.

No wonder they are afraid to perform due diligence in oversight.
Posted by: mustbequantum at June 12, 2018 05:54 PM (MIKMs)

Note... its the Secret Service, not the FBI, who protects the President.

Now, what is the Secret Services actual Mandate??? oh, to prosecute Counterfeiting... which morphed into Wire Fraud.

Posted by: Don Q at June 12, 2018 05:56 PM (NgKpN)

383 with regards to EPA, right now in 2018, there really is no need for this agency to exist. Each state has its own environmental protection agency, and they already set their own regulations as it pertains to air, water, etc. EPA just adds another layer of unnecessary beurocratic nonsense.
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It's obvious you are for dirty air and dirty water.

H8r.

Posted by: Braindead Leftist at June 12, 2018 05:56 PM (nILVB)

384 Trump can fire, but needs COngressional approval to replace

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2018 05:57 PM (bUjCl)

385
I'm hoping the IG report has something that puts an end to the russian collusion bullshit since its a hillary email scandal and hillary was part of it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 12, 2018 05:57 PM (r+sAi)

386 Posted by: jakee308 at June 12, 2018 05:55 PM

Get someone out there with a 30-06 and end that charade

Posted by: Skip j at June 12, 2018 05:57 PM (pHfeF)

387 Why remake it? Most States now have very professional state police investigators.

yer ass is grass if the Texas Rangers are on your case
Posted by: DanMan


Yeah. They are one step above the State Police. Still state police, but Cream of the crop, so to speak.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 12, 2018 05:58 PM (9uM86)

388

Ehh? What? Somebody say something? Turn that music off and tell that dog to shut up.


Zzzzzzzzzzz.

Posted by: Jeff Nap Sessions at June 12, 2018 05:58 PM (rXie1)

389 with regards to EPA, right now in 2018, there really is no need for this agency to exist.

They can exist, greatly scaled down, to deal with our shorelines and oceans within US national limits (20 miles I think).

Its like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting which is completely unnecessary and every one of its goals and reasons for existence have been fulfilled.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:58 PM (39g3+)

390 I am the Law!

Posted by: Judge Rosenstein at June 12, 2018 05:58 PM (uGHnY)

391 >>>Boy, what do you think you'll do after government service?<<<

Ahoy, my friendsh! WHARRGARBL!

Posted by: John McCain at June 12, 2018 05:59 PM (J7XgW)

392 I thought this was reported months ago? Not that RR's threats are correct, but why the flaming skull, now?

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at June 12, 2018 05:59 PM (5Yee7)

393 Why remake it? Most States now have very professional state police investigators.

The federal government in its rightful constitutional task, has to have someone enforcing laws that impact multiple states or deal with foreign peoples and governments. Smuggling across the border, crimes that cross state lines, that kind of thing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:59 PM (39g3+)

394 They should have marched out of the room, called the press and revealed this the same day. We have to put a leash back on these guys and it needs to start now.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 12, 2018 06:00 PM (rzeBH)

395 Eygore! What to you mean the Monster has escaped?

Posted by: Dr. Rosenstein at June 12, 2018 06:00 PM (NgKpN)

396 Of course, this gives you an idea as to how seriously career DOJ men take the awesomeness of the powers entrusted to them, and leads you to conclude that they'd never ever ever abuse the process.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at June 12, 2018 06:00 PM (ORa54)

397 The federal government in its rightful constitutional task, has to have someone enforcing laws that impact multiple states or deal with foreign peoples and governments. Smuggling across the border, crimes that cross state lines, that kind of thing.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:59 PM (39g3+)

We got along quite well for a Century or so, with Federal Marshalls.

Posted by: Dr. Rosenstein at June 12, 2018 06:01 PM (NgKpN)

398 with regards to EPA, right now in 2018, there really is no need for this agency to exist. Each state has its own environmental protection agency, and they already set their own regulations as it pertains to air, water, etc. EPA just adds another layer of unnecessary beurocratic nonsense.
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That's the same way as almost every agency. Every state has a DOT, Teaching, etc.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 12, 2018 06:01 PM (9uM86)

399 374 with regards to EPA, right now in 2018, there really is no need for this agency to exist. Each state has its own environmental protection agency, and they already set their own regulations as it pertains to air, water, etc. EPA just adds another layer of unnecessary beurocratic nonsense.

Posted by: IC at June 12, 2018 05:54 PM (a0IVu)

I suppose you could make some sort of argument because water and air cross state lines.

I'm sure they use that already, but you're right.

Once they conquered actual problems that were dangerous they just created more shit to keep their jobs.

No one wants to go back to burning car batteries and pumping that shit into the air.

They ought to go back to basics and stay there. The rivers are full of cars and other shit people dump into them. Start there and dredge that crap out of there. Also you'll probably solve a few hundred missing persons cases because a lot of people go into the water in a car and stay there until they're accidentally found.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 12, 2018 06:01 PM (4ErVI)

400
They can exist, greatly scaled down, to deal with our shorelines and oceans within US national limits (20 miles I think).



Its like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting which is completely
unnecessary and every one of its goals and reasons for existence have
been fulfilled.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 05:58 PM (39g3+)
Coastal commissions - here in Cali, the coastal commission is affectionately called the nazi coastal commission (by those of us who have to deal with them).

Posted by: IC at June 12, 2018 06:01 PM (a0IVu)

401 ...but of course we know that nothing will ever happen to these people this side of a revolution, no matter how much they abuse the power entrusted to them, because the Protected Class is immune from all consequences.

Posted by: BunnyFoofoo at June 12, 2018 06:02 PM (Z0/+C)

402 Rosenstein looks like a limp wimp, and I bet he's more than a little familiar with the sensation of getting a toilet swirly from his high school days.

So now, he's all Look At Muh Powah!

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 12, 2018 06:03 PM (0ogQG)

403 I wonder if Donald Trump has been completely surprised at the level of corruption in the government?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 12, 2018 06:03 PM (0/+vJ)

404 I see no reason the neverTrumpers would defend this garbage other than the deep state is protecting their interests.
The other possibility is that they are part of the deep state.
Pudgy Bill Kristol might simply be insane.

Posted by: Northernlurker lighter less filing at June 12, 2018 06:03 PM (ca5Wn)

405
This is who Trump should appoint to clean out the Deep State. And this what FBI 2.0 agents should look like:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycx6464j

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 12, 2018 06:03 PM (8O3HH)

406 Now Mueller is trying to claim national security to keep from discovery in the Concorde case. Its falling apart on these traitors. Fast.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at June 12, 2018 06:03 PM (O9qtX)

407 403 I wonder if Donald Trump has been completely surprised at the level of corruption in the government?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 12, 2018 06:03 PM (0/+vJ)

My guess would be no. He's had to deal with NYC government for decades.

I think he might've been surprised at how bad the FBI and CIA are though.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 12, 2018 06:04 PM (4ErVI)

408 I have no doubt whatsoever that the Magnificent Golden Scalp Weasel has a plan. It's not for us to know....yet.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 12, 2018 05:44 PM

A Golden Scalp Weasel don't take a dump without a plan, Jane.

Posted by: Rear Admiral Josh Painter at June 12, 2018 06:04 PM (vxyF1)

409 The thing w/ the EPA is their original mandate was to research applicable regulatory standards for air pollutants, water contaminants etc. Come up with these standards so that states could then implement regulatory framework for their states. Instead over the years they started establishing regulations and enforcement, over riding state regulations at times. It is ridiculous.

Posted by: IC at June 12, 2018 06:04 PM (a0IVu)

410 Heh. Ben Shapiro's sister big knockers have been a meme on the chans for a while. This drives Ben batty. I find it hilarious having two older sisters whose attributes were admired by my friends and their older brothers.

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 12, 2018 06:04 PM (IdRpH)

411 We got along quite well for a Century or so, with Federal Marshalls.

And probably that's the best way to handle it, but there has to be something like that out there for the feds. Just not nearly as big and powerful (and expensive). The FBI was Hoover's dream and by hook or by crook he got it built into a gigantic operation. He wanted to run intelligence, too but Wild Bill Donovan managed to be just as crazy and power hungry and block him.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 06:04 PM (39g3+)

412 403. Probably not at all. There's a theory - it's a bit much to go into here - that holds TGE was recruited by military and intel types to more or less burn to the ground what couldn't be purged.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 12, 2018 06:04 PM (fA1SL)

413 Don't be alarmed, nothing to see here, it's okay when friends of democrats do it

Posted by: steve at June 12, 2018 06:04 PM (5HL3/)

414 The 2016 primaries resulted in many casualties. However, in the annals of flameout history, AmishDude's is legendary.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 12, 2018 06:05 PM (gC2IV)

415 Publius, I was hoping for Judge Dredd but that will do

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 12, 2018 06:05 PM (3hjbs)

416
I wonder if Donald Trump has been completely surprised at the level of corruption in the government?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 12, 2018 06:03 PM (0/+vJ)


He built buildings in NYC so probably not

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 12, 2018 06:05 PM (10vO4)

417 360 I think a DOOM update from Monty would be a treat
Posted by: A dude in MI at June 12, 2018 05:51 PM (CDETr)


I miss DOOM. Maybe Monty could license the logo to another cob if he's not using it?

Posted by: rickl at June 12, 2018 06:05 PM (sdi6R)

418 Oh, Quenchy. I've missed you so!

Posted by: SandyCheeks at June 12, 2018 06:06 PM (ihzOe)

419 Ben Shapiro's sister big knockers open for the Stones in 1990.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 12, 2018 06:06 PM (JFO2v)

420 How do Kristol and his lovers propose the FBI be held accountable if they are Not, in fact, held accountable to anybody?

Posted by: Northernlurker lighter less filing at June 12, 2018 06:06 PM (ca5Wn)

421 However, in the annals of flameout history, AmishDude's is legendary.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 12, 2018 06:05 PM (gC2IV)
hoo boy...he was something else.

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

422 Easiest way to itialize is Alt F4

Posted by: CSMBigBird at June 12, 2018 06:07 PM (xInes)

423 Rosenstein is dirty, dirty, dirty. Any guy that got 99 some Senate confirmation votes out of 100 is dirty.

Session got something like 51 votes out of 100.

And since Rosenstein hired Mueller, Mueller is for sure dirty.

But I've always thought that Mueller was dirty because he was Comey before Comey. Held the top FBI job for years and years but somehow couldn't find anything wrong with the swamp, 911, the Clintons and Obama.

Yeah, give me a break.


Posted by: Pudding Puff at June 12, 2018 06:08 PM (wBJPm)

424 Hang his fucking ass.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 12, 2018 06:08 PM (K2hsm)

425
I was not aware of Ben's Busty Sister(s?). I had to look.

This is Abigail Shapiro. She's singing some sort of hifalutin shit. But I just looking at them sweater puppies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=88&v=SY_LG8JpCL8

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 12, 2018 06:09 PM (8O3HH)

426 However, in the annals of flameout history, AmishDude's is legendary.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 12, 2018 06:05 PM (gC2IV)
hoo boy...he was something else.
Posted by: IC at June 12, 2018 06:06 PM

I must have been away. What happened?

Posted by: Rear Admiral Josh Painter at June 12, 2018 06:09 PM (vxyF1)

427 This is indicative of just how far those pussies at the FBI and the DOJ have fallen. Back in the day of J. Edgar Hoover, there would be no shilly shallying around about "threatening to subpena" stuff. Old J. Edgar would have pulled out a couple of photos--this Committee Chair in bed with two gay guys in a threesome, receipts for jewelry that the next Committee Chair bought for his mistress; a couple of fraudulent tax returns; photos of some of the staff weenies buying crack cocaine etc. Subpenas? That's kid stuff. For entertainment J. Edgar could have played the tapes recorded in a mattress sandwich--Martin Luther King on top, Maxine Waters in the middle (she was bertter looking back in the day) and J Edgar's microphones and tape recorder on the bottom.

Rosenstein--you're a pathetic rookie.


Posted by: Comanche Voter at June 12, 2018 06:10 PM (Sda6L)

428 Crap. Off, Fred Thompson sock!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 12, 2018 06:10 PM (vxyF1)

429 I was not aware of Ben's Busty Sister(s?). I had to look.



This is Abigail Shapiro. She's singing some sort of hifalutin shit. But I just looking at them sweater puppies:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=88v=SY_LG8JpCL8

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 12, 2018 06:09 PM (8O3HH)


She looks exactly like Ben, but with boobs.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 12, 2018 06:10 PM (ptqGC)

430
Be sure and turn down the volume when listening to Ben's Busty Big Sis sing. She's gonna hit a high note that will make your butthole wince.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 12, 2018 06:11 PM (8O3HH)

431 Skulliosis

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 12, 2018 06:11 PM (M+Lyo)

432 OT: Great article over at CTH about the "propaganda" video used by Trump admin to swoon NK at the summit.

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

433 She's gonna hit a high note that will make your butthole wince.
======

Oh, goodie!!

Posted by: Shep! at June 12, 2018 06:12 PM (nILVB)

434 430 Ben's Busty Big Sis


Little sis.

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 12, 2018 06:12 PM (vWMNq)

435 403 I wonder if Donald Trump has been completely surprised at the level of corruption in the government?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 12, 2018 06:03 PM (0/+vJ)

No, nope, no fukn way! He knew Jeb!@#$ would sell out Americans to illegals. Same for Rubio. He knew Hilarity was selling influence. So he let Hilarity eat Chipoltle for a week and let her leave a titanic turd in the punchbowl knowing that Progs would gladly ask for seconds.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 12, 2018 06:12 PM (JFO2v)

436 I must have been away. What happened?

Posted by: Rear Admiral Josh Painter at June 12, 2018 06:09 PM (vxyF1)

Dunno. I figure I'd remember it if I'd seen it. Maybe I was working on something around then.

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

437 How does a butthole wince, you might ask?

Posted by: eleven at June 12, 2018 06:13 PM (+lOpA)

438 Damn! They are big!

Posted by: tu3031 at June 12, 2018 06:13 PM (O5Q3r)

439 OT: Great article over at CTH about the "propaganda" video used by Trump admin to swoon NK at the summit.

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


That video is Everything. I hope PDT gave Lil' Kim a DVD and a DVD player to play it on.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 12, 2018 06:13 PM (ptqGC)

440 And this what FBI 2.0 agents should look like:



https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycx6464j

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 12, 2018 06:03 PM (8O3HH)


Hmmm, that seems awfully close to using the Texas Rangers (not the baseball team) to replace the FBI. I like it.

Posted by: Bert G at June 12, 2018 06:13 PM (yzxic)

441 433 She's gonna hit a high note that will make your butthole wince.
======

Oh, goodie!!
Posted by: Shep! at June 12, 2018 06:12 PM (nILVB)

I love the I am singing in my pants from the lil kids.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 12, 2018 06:13 PM (JFO2v)

442 Well RMBS, let's put it this way. AmishDude makes Robert Deniro look like the conductor on the Trump train.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 12, 2018 06:14 PM (gC2IV)

443 Rosenstein signed off on these spying warrants and is still smelling like roses

Posted by: Skip j at June 12, 2018 06:14 PM (pHfeF)

444 438
Damn! They are big!


She is *very* skinny otherwise ... if you poke around the internet a bit you can find some remarkable pictures.

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 12, 2018 06:14 PM (vWMNq)

445 116 Alaska station!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 12, 2018 05:17 PM (Jj43a)

Dammit to hell, we do not want!!!
Posted by: tcn in AK at June 12, 2018 05:18 PM

Border task force prosecuting Guatamalans and Hondurans for border jumping. McAllen will be 110°F in the courthouse parking lot by then.

Posted by: Lester at June 12, 2018 06:14 PM (LfJIn)

446 Flaming Skull is going to be hard to top today. Unless it's followed by a Flaming Blago skull.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 12, 2018 06:14 PM (ptqGC)

447 Abigail Shaprio's body weight is half nose and hooties

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 06:14 PM (39g3+)

448 417 360 I think a DOOM update from Monty would be a treat
Posted by: A dude in MI at June 12, 2018 05:51 PM (CDETr)

I miss DOOM. Maybe Monty could license the logo to another cob if he's not using it?
Posted by: rickl at June 12, 2018 06:05 PM (sdi6R)



id Software might take issue with that.

Posted by: buzzion at June 12, 2018 06:15 PM (lKs2v)

449 On another positive note: Fires threaten celebrities homes.


Sure, I'm bad but I know they would be hoping for fire to burn Normals' houses. So fuck them.


https://tinyurl.com/y9baec4n

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 12, 2018 06:15 PM (pw+jk)

450 Ahoy, my friendsh! WHARRGARBL!


Posted by: John McCain at June 12, 2018 05:59 PM (J7XgW)


Another headache?

Posted by: wth at June 12, 2018 06:15 PM (HgMAr)

451 AmishDude makes Robert Deniro look like the conductor on the Trump train.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 12, 2018 06:14 PM (gC2IV)

Yikes, 'nuff said.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at June 12, 2018 06:15 PM (MX7xj)

452 Monty should come back with a "Post Doom" thread.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 12, 2018 06:15 PM (ptqGC)

453
She is *very* skinny otherwise ... if you poke around the internet a bit you can find some remarkable pictures.

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 12, 2018 06:14 PM (vWMNq)


She certainly is flexable

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 12, 2018 06:16 PM (10vO4)

454 Story now playing on FNC.

Apparently, Rosenstein thinks that Congress can only "accuse" someone of Contempt of Congress and is therefore entitled to, essentially, discovery to develop a defense.

I think this is untrue.

Congress can **find** someone in contempt.

Like a judge and contempt of court, kind of thing.

Not a lawyer, don't even play on on AoS, but it seems to me that Rosie's caught Potomac Delusions of Grandeur Fever bigtime.

Posted by: filbert at June 12, 2018 06:16 PM (953wK)

455 Rosenstein & Deep State wanted PDT to Fire him to make him a Martyr& give Mueller more ammo. won't do it till IG report is out & unredacted

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 12, 2018 06:17 PM (y3aQB)

456 "I wonder if Donald Trump has been completely surprised at the level of corruption in the government?"

Nope. I think that's why he finally ran. Couldn't take it anymore, like the rest of us and he knew he had a real shot at winning.

I do think he's probably feels that - no matter how cynical I get, I can't keep up - feeling that we all feel more than he expected to.

Posted by: Pudding Puff at June 12, 2018 06:17 PM (wBJPm)

457 won't do it till IG report is out & unredacted
Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 12, 2018 06:17 PM (y3aQB)

Please pardon my ignorance, but when the IG report comes out on the 14th, will it be unredacted? Or does that happen later?

Posted by: hobbitopoly at June 12, 2018 06:18 PM (MX7xj)

458 Nood

Posted by: Furious George at June 12, 2018 06:19 PM (9vQJW)

459
She's got her own web site, I see:

http://www.abigailshapirosoprano.com/

So she's Ben's little sis, then.

She's hot, I'll have to say, but a ball gag would be mandatory. If shrieks out with that voice, my Lord, it could cause penile fracture.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 12, 2018 06:19 PM (8O3HH)

460 I don't understand NeverTrump at this point.

I kinda got it during the primaries. He's loud, he's a reality television star, he's not serious, etc.

But now? He's fulfilled more campaign promises than anyone in my lifetime. Even if he didn't pull them off, he's tried to fulfill many more. He made a list of judges and promised to nominate one of them from the list...and he did.

If he pulls off North Korea, he's going to be more popular than Reagan.

You really have to wonder if it comes down to a personality failure in that they want to keep losing to Democrats.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 12, 2018 06:20 PM (4ErVI)

461 The 2016 primaries resulted in many casualties. However, in the annals of flameout history, AmishDude's is legendary.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 12, 2018 06:05 PM (gC2IV)

----------

Chemjeff's election night flounce was pretty epic to behold as well. Twas a dangerous time to be posting, so I just lurked.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at June 12, 2018 06:20 PM (I16G8)

462 Silicone, the mother's milk of femininity.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 12, 2018 06:20 PM (Vnlws)

463

nool

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 12, 2018 06:20 PM (nZ8SR)

464 Posted by: hobbitopoly at June 12, 2018 06:18 PM (MX7xj)
=====
My guess is yes, & then PDT can order it unredacted & that is when RR is Toast

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 12, 2018 06:20 PM (y3aQB)

465

doon

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 12, 2018 06:20 PM (nZ8SR)

466 Nood? But I just got here!

Posted by: Skip j at June 12, 2018 06:21 PM (pHfeF)

467 nool
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 12, 2018 06:20 PM (nZ8SR)


loon

Posted by: filbert at June 12, 2018 06:21 PM (953wK)

468

What's russian for nude?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 12, 2018 06:21 PM (nZ8SR)

469 Rosenstein is being kept like stale fish so eventually Trump haters will gag from the stench.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at June 12, 2018 06:21 PM (Jo2FT)

470 doom ?

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 12, 2018 06:21 PM (vWMNq)

471 Jeeze sis! Tone them things down whydontcha?

Posted by: Ben Shapiro at June 12, 2018 06:24 PM (QLvwG)

472 2 USC 192

Every person who having been summoned as a witness by the authority of either House of Congress to give testimony or to produce papers upon any matter under inquiry before either House, or any joint committee established by a joint or concurrent resolution of the two Houses of Congress, or any committee of either House of Congress, willfully makes default, or who, having appeared, refuses to answer any question pertinent to the question under inquiry, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 nor less than $100 and imprisonment in a common jail for not less than one month nor more than twelve months.

Just for reference.

Posted by: filbert at June 12, 2018 06:27 PM (953wK)

473 Congress can **find** someone in contempt.

Yeah. That's all they can really do, though. They can't actually punish them or enforce any sort of penalty.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 06:28 PM (39g3+)

474 "I don't understand NeverTrump at this point."

Because you keep putting "YOUR" filter on them. Your premise is wrong from the get go that's why it doesn't make sense to you.

If somebody is nice to you and is smiling and friendly while they weld an ax at you the action is telling you that your assumption that this is a nice person not out to hurt me is WRONG.

It's called cognitive dissonance. You keep trying to hold two opposite views at the same time and still keep coming up empty.

The answer, spoiler alert:

is that they were never on your side. How many times do they have to show you themselves with the masks off before you believe them?

Posted by: Pudding Puff at June 12, 2018 06:28 PM (wBJPm)

475 Don't fire him.

Reassign.


I have heard that the emperor penguin flocks in Antarctica have been infiltrated. We need someone with Rosenstein's abilities to go under cover with them to find the infiltrators. Like last week even.

Posted by: An Observation at June 12, 2018 06:29 PM (+AMbW)

476 I was not aware of Ben's Busty Sister(s?). I had to look.



This is Abigail Shapiro. She's singing some sort of hifalutin shit. But I just looking at them sweater puppies:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=88v=SY_LG8JpCL8

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 12, 2018 06:09 PM (8O3HH)

She's a 1.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 12, 2018 06:29 PM (QLvwG)

477 She's got her own web site, I see:

http://www.abigailshapirosoprano.com/

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 12, 2018 06:19 PM (8O3HH)

Go to the "Gallery" tab and then scroll down to the
La clemenza di Tito, 2016 section: whoever was taking the photos got mesmerized by her sweater puppies and pretty much that's all he photographed!

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at June 12, 2018 06:30 PM (5Yee7)

478 What's russian for nude

Ɲ)e;)b;*b;Ɵ

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 06:32 PM (39g3+)

479 "You really have to wonder if it comes down to a personality failure in that they want to keep losing to Democrats."

Thanks to you, I now understand the saying:

Never give a sucker an even break.

Posted by: Pudding Puff at June 12, 2018 06:32 PM (wBJPm)

480 Hmm apparently unicode cyrillic doesn't work right here

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 06:32 PM (39g3+)

481 Wow. Every time I hear somebody singing like that I remember how much I hate hearing anybody sing like that. Except Curly Howard.

Posted by: Burger Chef at June 12, 2018 06:32 PM (RuIsu)

482
If Catherine comes in second and it looks like she has a chance to take Henruh down, we'll probably have some (gay sounding) characters coming out telling how their sacred honuh compels them to inform us what a, like, total whore she is.

And how just went in cock-crazed frenzy somewhere or something.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 12, 2018 06:39 PM (8O3HH)

483 Game Over - GTF OUTTA HERE.

Posted by: MJR at June 12, 2018 06:43 PM (NBFkC)

484 "Dear Rodney, I don't think I like you, anymore...."
Posted by: tcn in AK at June 12, 2018 05:26 PM (7UW64)

Conversely, "Deaw Wodowick, I don't think I wike you anymow."

Posted by: Lily von Schtupp at June 12, 2018 06:48 PM (ihzOe)

485 "BCG" ?

I have no idea.

Posted by: BSG at June 12, 2018 05:19 PM (BsGS1)

The hash is coming from inside the blog!

Posted by: BGS at June 12, 2018 06:51 PM (B3Icq)

486 YES!, We have some bananas!


We have some bananas for sale!

Posted by: Rod and the C****suckers at June 12, 2018 07:06 PM (UsCnO)

487 Fake news.

Read thread.

https://twitter.com/HNIJohnMiller/status/1006642813059194880

Posted by: geoffb at June 12, 2018 07:11 PM (zOpu5)

488 Article II is very clear on whether the Executive or Judiciary can harass Congress about their lawmaking: they "...shall not be questioned in any other place". If he were to simply interview them about the conduct of their legislative duties, he would be in violation of at minimum the plain text of the constitution. Let alone a subpoena.

I don't know what kind of spaghetti the Supreme Court has twisted this clause into, though. This is very, very clearly and directly related to their legislative duties. At minimum,
it would be clearly and explicitly unconstitutional for him to subpoena those records.

Posted by: Zack at June 12, 2018 07:24 PM (F4yZ4)

489 I rise to vigorously oppose the Sessionsfluffers---you don't joke about having a firearm or a bomb at airport security;..
You don't threaten to supoaena the records of representatives of the people -as retaliation for something you don't like.
Rosenstein needs to be removed (Sessions at least--and easily---demote him for his remarks)from his position for a number of reasons but this threat would be high on the list for reasons for demotion/ removal

Posted by: Restoring the Media Balance of Terror at June 12, 2018 07:50 PM (WPxnj)

490 "And it's grounds for firing." Interfering with Congress' constitutional oversight duty is grounds for prosecution. There should be no going back after crossing that line.

Posted by: Richard at June 12, 2018 08:36 PM (hUZo5)

491 480 Hmm apparently unicode cyrillic doesn't work right here
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 12, 2018 06:32 PM (39g3+)


But you inadvertently discovered the equation for the Unified Field Theory.

Posted by: rickl at June 12, 2018 09:29 PM (sdi6R)

492 Sources????

Posted by: Don_in_Odessa at June 13, 2018 04:45 AM (gIxhm)

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