New York Times: John Durham is Probing How John Brennan Put Together His Coup Effort, and That Is a Dangerous and Unamerican Violation of the CIA's Privacy!!!!

That's pretty much the spin.

The sourcing from this obviously comes from Brennan or other CIA figures involved in cooking up the plan to use the dossier as a pretext to open a criminal file on Trump.

The New York Times dutifully relays their Message: That unaccountable bureaucrats should be unaccountable forever, and anything less than full unaccountability is anti-American and just playing into Putin's hands.

On the plus side: That means that someone's scared and trying to shut down the investigation.

So the investigation may actually not be completely worthless.

Excising as much of the Times' "You know who also investigated John Brennan? Adolph Hitler, that's who" spin, and excerpting just the actual news...


Mr. Durham appears to be pursuing a theory that the C.I.A., under its former director John O. Brennan, had a preconceived notion about Russia or was trying to get to a particular result -- and was nefariously trying to keep other agencies from seeing the full picture lest they interfere with that goal, the people said.

...

The Durham investigation has rattled current and former intelligence officers. Little precedent exists for a criminal prosecutor to review the analytic judgment-making process of intelligence agencies, said Michael Morrell, a former acting C.I.A. director who left the government in 2013.
“This whole thing is so abnormal,” Mr. Morrell said.

Mike Morrell was the CIA officer who let his boss testify to Congress that the FBI, not the CIA, "edited" the Benghazi talking points -- even though he knew the CIA had edited them, because he himself had edited them.

The station chief sent a detailed e-mail Sept. 15, the day before national security adviser Susan Rice said on Sunday talk shows that the attack evolved from a spontaneous protest. The White House has since admitted the protest never happened and it was a terrorist attack.

Morell deleted references to extremist threats linked to al-Qaeda in versions of the talking points and said he did so because he believed the information provided by intelligence community analysts and the Defense Department over the CIA's own station chief in Libya.

So of course he then permitted a lie to be uttered to Congress without correcting the record.

He then resigned from the CIA to work for the Hillary Clinton/Jon Podesta connected Beacon Security Group.

He's the guy the New York Times turns to for the skinny on what's "abnormal."

Okay.


This seems to be about unmasking, though it's written so damned obscurely that I can't say for sure:

A second fight that Mr. Durham is focused on, the people said, centered on a certain data set. The nature of the data and of the dispute remains unclear, though one person suggested that the disagreement concerned whether N.S.A. analysts could see the raw information or whether the C.I.A., before sharing it, needed to filter the data to mask names and other identifying details about Americans and American organizations.

Also interesting: Investigators want to look at the deleted Hillary emails -- which, as everyone suspected, had in fact been accessed by foreign countries and which the US could look at.

But no -- US investigators are not being allowed to see them.

Why not?

Because Barack Obama is exerting Executive Privilege.

Officials also differed over access to unclassified emails of American officials that the Russian government had previously hacked, including at the White House and State Department.

A foreign ally’s intelligence service had obtained its own copy of the stolen messages and provided drives with another reproduction of them to the United States government. Investigators, including at the F.B.I., wanted to look at those files. They argued that the Russian hackers’ chosen focus while the Kremlin’s election interference operation was gearing up might shed light on that operation.
But an index of the messages compiled by the unnamed foreign ally showed that they included emails from President Barack Obama as well as members of Congress. Mr. Obama’s White House counsel, W. Neil Eggleston, decided that investigators should not open the drives, citing executive privilege and the possibility of a separation-of-powers uproar if the F.B.I. sifted through lawmakers’ private messages.

Weird how invoking Executive Privilege is an impeachable offense when Trump invokes it, but when old slippery-assed Barry does? Then it's all for the good of America.

Let's go to the penultimate paragraph. Let's see if this provides any clues as to who the people pushing this story could possibly be:

But Mr. Durham has not interviewed the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, his onetime deputy Andrew G. McCabe or Mr. Brennan. Mr. Durham has requested Mr. Brennan’s emails, call logs and other documents from the C.I.A. to learn what he told other officials, including Mr. Comey, about his and the C.I.A.'s views of a notorious dossier of assertions about Russia and Trump associates.

More: Here's Nick Arama of RedState:

From the New York Times:


Trump administration officials investigating the government's response to Russia’s election interference in 2016 appear to be hunting for a basis to accuse Obama-era intelligence officials of hiding evidence or manipulating analysis about Moscow's covert operation, according to people familiar with aspects of the inquiry.

Hmm, another non-spin way to write that might be "Durham is looking into the question of whether Obama-era intelligence officials hid evidence about Russian meddling.”

See what I mean about the thing being 99% Brennan Talking Points?

Posted by: Ace at 12:07 PM




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1 If hypocrisy was gold, Democrats would be trillionaires.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 14, 2020 12:08 PM (ZghNV)

2 I can't understand how the NYT stays in business. That Mexican billionaire can't have saved them forever.

Posted by: Vic at February 14, 2020 12:08 PM (mpXpK)

3 Third or maybe 10th

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 14, 2020 12:09 PM (Uu+Jp)

4 bingo

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at February 14, 2020 12:09 PM (pw+jk)

5 "This whole thing is so abnormal."

Yes it is. More, please.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 14, 2020 12:09 PM (ptqGC)

6 I got The Biden... 4th

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at February 14, 2020 12:09 PM (pw+jk)

7 2 I can't understand how the NYT stays in business. That Mexican billionaire can't have saved them forever.
Posted by: Vic


There are enough infuriating hypocritical smug liberals to keep the NYTimes afloat.

Posted by: zombie at February 14, 2020 12:10 PM (N9G0H)

8 I think the left has exhausted all of its possible attacks on Trump and now its just spinning like crazy, trying to portray anything he does as terrifying and tyrannical in an effort to stave off the consequences of their actions.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 14, 2020 12:10 PM (KZzsI)

9 But I made the rook mistake of reading the content.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at February 14, 2020 12:10 PM (pw+jk)

10 FYI, you have to bug bomb the whole house to get rid of a roach infestation. None of this stops with onesie-twosies indictments.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 14, 2020 12:10 PM (ZghNV)

11 It's interesting how the CIA went from this dark, shadowy agency doing bad stuff to heroes who must never, ever be questioned.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 14, 2020 12:11 PM (Uu+Jp)

12 Meh.

The NYT is the enemy of the people and has been for decades, if not centuries.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 12:11 PM (l4C/z)

13 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 12:12 PM (q80AH)

14 US and the Taliban going to have a truce soon?

Posted by: ggreg at February 14, 2020 12:12 PM (045k4)

15 Whenever I see Obama mentioned I cringe. What a shit show of 8 years.

Posted by: Bosk at February 14, 2020 12:12 PM (9m9TT)

16 You don't interview those you are not going to offer immunity too.

Posted by: torabora at February 14, 2020 12:12 PM (Y274z)

17 The Russia meddling thing is pure fiction. Low rate, not even remotely believable fiction. The DNC hack was an inside job.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 14, 2020 12:12 PM (xfb67)

18 Brennan, like my boy Hunter, dindo nuffin. Straight out a Corn Pop's mouth. And he knows.

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 14, 2020 12:12 PM (pw+jk)

19
I hope Brennan swings. Literally.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 14, 2020 12:12 PM (zBaqJ)

20 I can't understand how the NYT stays in business. That Mexican billionaire can't have saved them forever.

It is an extremely expensive operation, but they have cut back significantly and are largely surviving on their online business. Many people have subscribed to the Times online, if for no other reason than to know they have subscribed to the New York Times. If that hadn't worked, the NYT might have been in serious trouble.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 14, 2020 12:12 PM (KZzsI)

21 Will Angry Commie Garden Gnome John Brennan have the balls to shoot himself once it becomes clear he will be arrested for sedition?

Who will be Brennan's Khrushchev?

Posted by: Sharkman at February 14, 2020 12:13 PM (Hn8E7)

22 14 US and the Taliban going to have a truce soon?
Posted by: ggreg at February 14, 2020 12:12 PM (045k4)


We get to reattach their foreskins to their noses. With an M-79.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 14, 2020 12:13 PM (zBaqJ)

23 >>The nature of the data and of the dispute remains unclear, though one
person suggested that the disagreement concerned whether N.S.A. analysts
could see the raw information or whether the C.I.A., before sharing it,
needed to filter the data to mask names and other identifying details
about Americans and American organizations.

Hmm. The unmasking-palooza done by the WH during the final months of Obama's presidency would snag a lot of people in Obama's inner circle, including Rice and Powers. Here's hoping Durham is looking into that.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 14, 2020 12:14 PM (bDqIh)

24 Violation of CIA's privacy. Beautiful. It was in the disappearing ink clause of the Constitution that only the CIA gets privacy in America.

Posted by: henry at February 14, 2020 12:14 PM (JMDly)

25 From last thread for @Redacted

I've been doing a lot of 22 buying/testing/research for the last few months.

Known good .22 pistols:
Smith and Wesson MYP 22
Ruger MK IV
SIG P250-22
Beretta 92-22
CZ Kadet and Kadet adapter for the CZ 75, P-07
Ruger Single Six
Heritage Rough Rider

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 12:14 PM (l4C/z)

26 Here is a 45 minute interview of Devin Nunes re the Endless Trump Coup:

https://youtu.be/AuOrwFRQkac

Posted by: Sharkman at February 14, 2020 12:14 PM (Hn8E7)

27 Brennan should be swinging.

Posted by: garrett at February 14, 2020 12:14 PM (AVP5r)

28 Perhaps this is Barr's 'taking the CIA down a notch' that some moron mentioned earlier.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2020 12:14 PM (oVJmc)

29 the cia used to be used against enemies of the u.s. it is now a weaponized force against people guilty of wrong think in the u.s. the times approves.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 14, 2020 12:14 PM (KP5rU)

30 Look you rubes don't know because the CIA like the media are the only people that have the right to read this. It is in The Constitution.

Posted by: Fredo Qhomo at February 14, 2020 12:15 PM (pw+jk)

31 Regarding a Taliban truce- I've thought that "...brought peace to the middle east and ended America's longest war" is the intended cherry on top of the reelection closing argument.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 14, 2020 12:15 PM (87EdW)

32 The NYT building, not the NYT building. They have been slowly selling floor after floor.

Then there is the supermajority voting rights of the sulzbergers.

They are going to ride it in to the ground like Major Kong.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:15 PM (HALdu)

33 24 Violation of CIA's privacy. Beautiful. It was in the disappearing ink clause of the Constitution that only the CIA gets privacy in America.
Posted by: henry at February 14, 2020 12:14 PM (JMDly)


B-E-S-U-R-E-T-O-D-R-I-N-K-Y-O-U-R-C-Y-A-N-I-D-E

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 14, 2020 12:15 PM (zBaqJ)

34 31 Regarding a Taliban truce- I've thought that "...brought peace to the middle east and ended America's longest war" is the intended cherry on top of the reelection closing argument.
Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 14, 2020 12:15 PM (87EdW)

===========

"Weird that he's not just bugging out."
-Barack Obama

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 12:15 PM (q80AH)

35 The NYT sure has to circle around for just the right angle to write that story from, don't they?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2020 12:16 PM (oVJmc)

36 Why the hell does the Taliban still exist?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 14, 2020 12:16 PM (xfb67)

37 33 24 Violation of CIA's privacy. Beautiful. It was in the disappearing ink clause of the Constitution that only the CIA gets privacy in America.
Posted by: henry at February 14, 2020 12:14 PM (JMDly)


B-E-S-U-R-E-T-O-D-R-I-N-K-Y-O-U-R-C-Y-A-N-I-D-E

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 14, 2020 12:15 PM (zBaqJ)

========

That's how you create Silvas.

It's a Bond day!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 12:16 PM (q80AH)

38 >>It is an extremely expensive operation, but they have cut back
significantly and are largely surviving on their online business. Many
people have subscribed to the Times online, if for no other reason than
to know they have subscribed to the New York Times. If that hadn't
worked, the NYT might have been in serious trouble


They also appear to be branchng out into tv -- there is a series they created using the footage from their editorial staff's interviews with each of the Democrat nominees, and also an HBO documentary (partnered with NYT).

Posted by: Lizzy at February 14, 2020 12:16 PM (bDqIh)

39 But meh aside, good on Ace for bubbling up the name of the treasonous CIA fuckwit.

If he had any honor, he'd eat his own gun

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 12:16 PM (l4C/z)

40 Well, the CIA is endowed with certain powers to conduct investigations of anyone the damn well please under Article XIXVII of the US Constitution.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 14, 2020 12:16 PM (JRaU+)

41 Any honest look at the CIA doesn't end well. Lots of bodies buried under the house that Dulles built.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 14, 2020 12:16 PM (ZghNV)

42 That's what the whole kerfluffle with Barr is about, another attempted spoiling action.

Isn't going to work, though.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tickets Available for Bulwark - The Cuck Whisperer at The Outrage Outlet! at February 14, 2020 12:16 PM (hLRSq)

43 " ... slippery-assed Barry"?

There's a reason for that.

Posted by: Reggie L. at February 14, 2020 12:16 PM (qHjDO)

44 >>Because Barack Obama is exerting Executive Privilege.


Fuck that guy in particular.

Posted by: garrett at February 14, 2020 12:16 PM (AVP5r)

45 Wait a minute! So you're saying journalists have an ideological spin and not a single article published in MSM outlets is free of it? Too bad the press doesn't have the courage to have their own "John Durham investigation" of their one-sided spin.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 14, 2020 12:16 PM (NVYyb)

46 I hope Brennan swings. Literally.

Yeah if there was ever a man born to hang

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 14, 2020 12:17 PM (KZzsI)

47 can't get pixy to accept a damn thing.

Posted by: Vic at February 14, 2020 12:17 PM (mpXpK)

48 biden has never been near a female he hasn't sniffed, pawed, smelled, or mind raped. corn pop has more respectability.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 14, 2020 12:18 PM (KP5rU)

49 Brennan (PBUH) is too cowardly to kill himself.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 14, 2020 12:18 PM (ptqGC)

50 Good time to repeat that James Wolfe only got a 2 month sentence for lying to the FBI and they didn't even pursue charges related to his leaks .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 12:18 PM (Uytaa)

51 >>Who will be Brennan's Khrushchev? Posted by: Sharkman at February 14, 2020 12:13 PM (Hn8E7)


It puts the pistol in its mouth.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 12:18 PM (u4/yY)

52 J.J. Sefton at February 14, 2020 12:15

LOL. I am familiar with both statues of Nathan Hale. Only drank liquids at one of them.

Posted by: henry at February 14, 2020 12:18 PM (JMDly)

53 Hot Air trumpeting some TX poll that has Trump vs Sanders at only 47-43.

Those Trump haters love to talk to the pollsters.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 14, 2020 12:18 PM (+fPHo)

54 I can't understand how the NYT stays in business. That Mexican billionaire can't have saved them forever.
Posted by: Vic at February 14, 2020 12:08 PM (mpXpK)


If you think of it as a PAC for illegal immigration it gets easier to understand.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 14, 2020 12:18 PM (Yp/pV)

55 >>I hope Brennan swings. Literally


Me, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 14, 2020 12:18 PM (bDqIh)

56 36 Why the hell does the Taliban still exist?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 14, 2020 12:16 PM (xfb67)

Short answer:
Because religion and tribes and culture. Add in a little American aversion to genocide.

Long answer is loooooooong

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 12:18 PM (l4C/z)

57 "Little precedent exists for a criminal prosecutor to review the analytic judgment-making process of intelligence agencies, said Michael Morrell, a former acting C.I.A. director who left the government in 2013."

Little precedent exists for the CIA trying to overthrow the US government, so I guess we're all in uncharted waters now, pal.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tickets Available for Bulwark - The Cuck Whisperer at The Outrage Outlet! at February 14, 2020 12:19 PM (hLRSq)

58 Mike Morrell was the CIA officer who let his boss testify to Congress that the FBI, not the CIA edited the Benghazi talking points even though he knew the CIA had edited them because he himself had edited them.


So of course he then permitted a lie to be uttered to Congress without correcting the record.


So why is he not in jail yet?

Posted by: Vic at February 14, 2020 12:19 PM (mpXpK)

59 >>46
I hope Brennan swings. Literally.
And not in the Festrunk "now are foxes!" way.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 12:19 PM (u4/yY)

60 Because Barack Obama is exerting Executive Privilege.


Because those emails implicate him.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2020 12:19 PM (oVJmc)

61 >>That's what the whole kerfluffle with Barr is about, another attempted spoiling action.

>>Isn't going to work, though.

That's what the who Ukraine/Biden kerfuffle was about. Brennan's minions trying to derail Trump. Ciamarella is a Brennan drone.

That didn't work either.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2020 12:19 PM (ZLI7S)

62 58: vic, you really know the answer to that, right?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 14, 2020 12:20 PM (KP5rU)

63 55 >>I hope Brennan swings. Literally


Me, too.


Posted by: Lizzy at February 14, 2020 12:18 PM (bDqIh)


Me three.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tickets Available for Bulwark - The Cuck Whisperer at The Outrage Outlet! at February 14, 2020 12:20 PM (hLRSq)

64 Brennan swings like a pendulum do...

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 14, 2020 12:20 PM (Uu+Jp)

65 I am behind the 8 ball today. Willowed:

thinking about buying a 22 plinker pistolo for the wife

any suggestions ?
Posted by: REDACTED at February 14, 2020 12:00 PM (rpxSz)

Ruger Single Six?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Ruger Single Six (with spare .22 mag cylinder)
Ruger 22/45
Browning Buckmark

Stay away from the Glock 44. Serious slide cracking issues. (In a .22lr. WTF Glock?)

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 12:20 PM (nQpdK)

66 I'm amazed the media are able to walk straight, considering how much time they spend spinning.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 14, 2020 12:20 PM (YslsA)

67 Virginia House Democrats Storm Out As Black Pastor Prays Against Abortion and Gay Marriage

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Damn rabble rouser!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 12:20 PM (+y/Ru)

68 I hope Brennan swings. Literally


Me, too.


Posted by: Lizzy at February 14, 2020 12:18 PM (bDqIh)

===
I want a five minute dance and then some dangling.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at February 14, 2020 12:20 PM (pw+jk)

69 So when is pelosi going to impeach Trump for this un-American investigation?

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 14, 2020 12:20 PM (JUOKG)

70 But Mr. Durham has not interviewed the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, his onetime deputy Andrew G. McCabe or Mr. Brennan.

Prosecutors don't interview people they are going to indict until they have put the rest of the case put together.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 14, 2020 12:21 PM (I2/tG)

71 Per Jamie Dupree: DOJ declines to prosecute McCabe.

Posted by: Bert G at February 14, 2020 12:21 PM (Y+/QX)

72 This whole thing is so abnormal, Mr. Morrell said.

Yes, so is an attempted coup d'etat.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 14, 2020 12:21 PM (RD7QR)

73 62
58: vic, you really know the answer to that, right?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 14, 2020 12:20 PM (KP5rU)


I know why he was never charged while Obama was President, but Trump and Barr should be going after him now.

Posted by: Vic at February 14, 2020 12:22 PM (mpXpK)

74 Stay away from the Glock 44. Serious slide cracking issues. (In a .22lr. WTF Glock?)
Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 12:20 PM (nQpdK)

No slide cracking for mine, yet. But yes, avoid the G44. I think it has a serious magazine design flaw that makes it unreliable with a full 10 rounds loaded.

Tomorrow's testing resumes on it

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 12:22 PM (l4C/z)

75 Mike Morrell was the CIA officer who let his boss testify to Congress that the FBI, not the CIA edited the Benghazi talking points even though he knew the CIA had edited them because he himself had edited them.


So of course he then permitted a lie to be uttered to Congress without correcting the record.

So why is he not in jail yet?
Posted by: Vic


7 to 9 years for lying to the government.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 12:22 PM (nQpdK)

76
Look you rubes don't know because the CIA like the media are the only people that have the right to read this. It is in The Constitution.
Posted by: Fredo Qhomo


We shouldn't even be allowed to read the constitution. It's a sacred script only for Yang leaders!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2020 12:22 PM (aKsyK)

77 Little precedent exists for a criminal prosecutor to review the analytic judgment-making process of intelligence agencies, said Michael Morrell, a former acting C.I.A. director

--

That is a mistake, one which is being rectified, one hopes.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 14, 2020 12:22 PM (YslsA)

78 70 But Mr. Durham has not interviewed the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, his onetime deputy Andrew G. McCabe or Mr. Brennan.

Prosecutors don't interview people they are going to indict until they have put the rest of the case put together.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 14, 2020 12:21 PM (I2/tG)

==========

So, one way or another, this is probably going to end soon.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 12:22 PM (q80AH)

79 I hope Brennan swings. Literally


Me, too.




Posted by: Lizzy at February 14, 2020 12:18 PM (bDqIh)

===
I want a five minute dance and then some dangling.





Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at February 14, 2020 12:20 PM

---

He has a really strong neck.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 14, 2020 12:22 PM (JUOKG)

80 "So the investigation may actually not be completely worthless."

Time out. People are giving up on this already? I'm not.

Posted by: Chris W at February 14, 2020 12:22 PM (TlL+m)

81 In one breath he says

Little precedent exists for a criminal prosecutor to review the analytic judgment-making process of intelligence agencies, said Michael Morrell, a former acting C.I.A. director who left the government in 2013.
"This whole thing is so abnormal," Mr. Morrell said.


then in another

Morell deleted references to extremist threats linked to al-Qaeda in versions of the talking points and said he did so because he believed the information provided by intelligence community analysts and the Defense Department over the CIA's own station chief in Libya.

and he still thinks it to be "abnormal" to look into it after he admits he was lied to?

Our country is in such a fragile state right now.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 14, 2020 12:22 PM (vEIlU)

82
71 Per Jamie Dupree: DOJ declines to prosecute McCabe.

WHAT?!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 14, 2020 12:22 PM (ptqGC)

83 64
Brennan swings like a pendulum do...

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 14, 2020 12:20 PM (Uu+Jp)


Commmies on bicycles two by two.

Posted by: Vic at February 14, 2020 12:22 PM (mpXpK)

84 73: two tiers of justice. one for us, one for them.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 14, 2020 12:23 PM (KP5rU)

85 This reminds me of the Borne movies and the testifying before the Congressional committees.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 12:23 PM (Uytaa)

86 #2Weeks
Again, Barr and Durham could be indicting all sorts of people, at a minimum, on process charges. You know, to put pressure on these guys to get information and unravel the whole thing. Instead, all we hear is Durham and Barr are talking to so and so. They're looking into X. Until their are indictments and frog marches with SWAT teams at 3:00am, it means nothing.

Posted by: WOPR at February 14, 2020 12:23 PM (mEYcJ)

87 I can't understand how the NYT stays in business. That Mexican billionaire can't have saved them forever.

Last I heard, the New York Times' market value was the value of its building in Manhattan.

Not to mind - left-wing billionaires will keep all necessary propaganda outlets in business.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 14, 2020 12:23 PM (I2/tG)

88 >>So, one way or another, this is probably going to end soon.

Sort of like exactly when Barr said it would. How shocking.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2020 12:23 PM (ZLI7S)

89 73: two tiers of justice. one for us, one for them.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February



That is fine so long as there is a trap door below theirs too.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:23 PM (HALdu)

90 Barr better either reverse this decision or come out with a damn good explanation right now.

Fuck.

Posted by: jwest at February 14, 2020 12:24 PM (U6f/q)

91 Barr better either reverse this decision or come out with a damn good explanation right now.

Fuck.
Posted by: jwest at February




huh?

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:24 PM (HALdu)

92 88 >>So, one way or another, this is probably going to end soon.

Sort of like exactly when Barr said it would. How shocking.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2020 12:23 PM (ZLI7S)

==========

But he said something unhelpful about Trump.

He must be destroyed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 12:25 PM (q80AH)

93 But Mr. Durham has not interviewed the former F.B.I.
director James B. Comey, his onetime deputy Andrew G. McCabe or Mr.
Brennan.



Prosecutors don't interview people they are going to indict until they have put the rest of the case put together.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 14, 2020 12:21 PM (I2/tG)



==========



So, one way or another, this is probably going to end soon.



Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 12:22 PM

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Yep, this is the left trying to get ahead of the news.

Nothing will happen to brennan or comey though. I doubt seriously that they will be charged with anything.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 14, 2020 12:25 PM (JUOKG)

94 I can't understand how the NYT stays in business.

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Next get woke, go broke:

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Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 12:25 PM (+y/Ru)

95 Mr. Brennan, sir, your kayak awaits.

Posted by: x at February 14, 2020 12:25 PM (nFwvY)

96 huh?
Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:24 PM (HALdu)


I'm assuming that like the Stone sentencing decision, Barr is only hearing about it now.

Posted by: jwest at February 14, 2020 12:25 PM (U6f/q)

97 71 Per Jamie Dupree: DOJ declines to prosecute McCabe.


----
WHAT?!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 14, 2020 12:22 PM


https://tinyurl.com/w4nelrl

Posted by: Bert G at February 14, 2020 12:26 PM (Y+/QX)

98 87 Last I heard, the New York Times' market value was the value of its building in Manhattan.



Not to mind - left-wing billionaires will keep all necessary propaganda outlets in business.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 14, 2020 12:23 PM (I2/tG)

I thought they sold that a long time ago?????

Posted by: Vic at February 14, 2020 12:26 PM (mpXpK)

99 91 Barr better either reverse this decision or come out with a damn good explanation right now.

Fuck.
Posted by: jwest at February




huh?
Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:24 PM (HALdu)

With respect to McCabe? I would have been surprised if they actually did prosecute.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 14, 2020 12:26 PM (RD7QR)

100 The NYT is about at par with DiGenova when it comes to accuracy.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:26 PM (HALdu)

101 FFS. The CIA has no statutory immunity to investigation and prosecution.

However, Title X violations are a no shit federal crime.

These people are infuriating.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at February 14, 2020 12:26 PM (oDuqu)

102 Nice reference, "x", but nobody's gonna get it.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2020 12:26 PM (El6T/)

103 Nevada

@AARP

/

@reviewjournal

Poll (2/11-13):

Sanders 25 Biden 18% Warren 13% Steyer 11% Buttigieg 10% Klobuchar 10%

Posted by: Wut at February 14, 2020 12:26 PM (M20vx)

104


A Commie running the CIA is probably very adept at being a manipulative liar.

How is it that an avowed Communist ran the CIA of the United States?

Guess we aren't allowed to ask that question, it being so vulgar and all.


Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at February 14, 2020 12:26 PM (1wQnN)

105 who the fuck reads sports illustrated? are they really still in business? i really had no idea.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 14, 2020 12:26 PM (KP5rU)

106 "The Durham investigation has rattled current and former intelligence
officers. Little precedent exists for a criminal prosecutor to review
the analytic judgment making process of intelligence agencies, said
Michael Morrell' a former acting C.I.A. director who left the government
in 2013.

"This whole thing is so abnormal," Mr. Morrell said.
============================
What a f*cking misdirect BS quote that is. Team Durham isn't focused on a 'review' of "the analytic judgement-making process of intelligence agencies". Team Durham is focused on the likely possibility that taxpayer money was spent to undermine and destroy a political candidate for the office of President of the United States of America, and failing that, to destroy the President. That's why John Durham has a grand jury empaneled - this is a criminal investigation, not an IG process critique.


Posted by: mrp at February 14, 2020 12:27 PM (Pqytn)

107 @DailyCaller

BREAKING: The DOJ is dropping its investigation into former FBI Director Andrew McCabe

https://tinyurl.com/r3nf9kd

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 12:27 PM (cF8AT)

108 Well, I guess we know which side Barr is on now.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 14, 2020 12:27 PM (ZghNV)

109 Wait a minute! So you're saying journalists have an ideological spin and not a single article published in MSM outlets is free of it? Too bad the press doesn't have the courage to have their own "John Durham investigation" of their one-sided spin.


Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 14, 2020 12:16 PM (NVYyb)


Man who spins one way goes in circles.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tickets Available for Bulwark - The Cuck Whisperer at The Outrage Outlet! at February 14, 2020 12:27 PM (hLRSq)

110 So why is he not in jail yet?

Posted by: Vic

Because, most likely, this is all a sham. Nothing is going to happen. Maybe a couple of low levels get hit with light sentences for process crimes. The rest walk free.

Posted by: WOPR at February 14, 2020 12:27 PM (mEYcJ)

111 Per Jamie Dupree: DOJ declines to prosecute McCabe.

WHAT?!
Posted by: Jane D'oh



Bwahahahahahahaha!
Of course not.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 12:27 PM (nQpdK)

112 Springtime Barr:
We just could not find the evidence that would stand up in court. We suspect many gross violations by President Obama's DOJ FBI and CIA but they did everything by the book, meeting all legal requirements.
We look forward to Inspector Wray's new guidelines for the FBI. I have full confidence in Inspector Wray's exhaustive efforts to restore the public's faith in our most cherished institution.

Posted by: Muldaur, I want to believe at February 14, 2020 12:27 PM (WX+x0)

113 Yoo hoo!

Posted by: Zero Prosecutions Zero Raids at February 14, 2020 12:28 PM (M20vx)

114 I'll second the Browning Buckmark and add the Sig Sauer 1911-22. That Sig is super fun to shoot and my wife and I are always fighting for time with it at the range.

Posted by: Tropical Lutefisk at February 14, 2020 12:28 PM (iRngN)

115 +100 humor from Morning Report:

Municipal and national issues do not frequently overlap and Bloomberg will have to stake out positions.

Despite his Ocasio-like enthusiasm for the Green Terror, which stops just short of attaching a solar panel to his forehead, ...
_Conrad Black

Posted by: Braenyard at February 14, 2020 12:28 PM (wXw18)

116 Reposting this because it is a relevant issue in an election year when we know the DemonRats are doing their best to cheat, and also because there are a lot of lawyers on this blog and this is a question of first impression, I believe:

The Trump Admin needs to immediately sue all the states which have entered into the Interstate National Popular Vote Compact (which says an agreeing state gives its Electoral Votes to the "Winner" of the fictitious "National Popular Vote" not to the candidate who wins a majority of votes in that state), as well as California and New York, for violating Section 2 of the 14th Amendment, as the Compact and registering illegals to vote dilutes and/or destroys the voting rights of the citizens of those states.

The very specific remedy called for by Section 2 of the 14th Amendment is to reduce the proportional share of those states' representation in Congress.

Comments? Analysis?

Posted by: Sharkman at February 14, 2020 12:28 PM (Hn8E7)

117 So why is he not in jail yet?

Posted by: Vic

Because, most likely, this is all a sham. Nothing is going to happen. Maybe a couple of low levels get hit with light sentences for process crimes. The rest walk free.
Posted by: WOPR



DoJ isn't even arresting McCabe.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 12:29 PM (nQpdK)

118 My friend John sent me this lovely prayer rug for Valentines Day.

Posted by: Pine-scented Druid philosopher James Comey at February 14, 2020 12:29 PM (vtcmf)

119 @DailyCaller



BREAKING: The DOJ is dropping its investigation into former FBI Director Andrew McCabe



https://tinyurl.com/r3nf9kd

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 12:27 PM (cF8AT)

I'm sure Jack will find a way to say this is all part of the process.

Posted by: WOPR at February 14, 2020 12:29 PM (mEYcJ)

120 OK, a little research they still own 58% of the building the rest is owned by someone else.


Posted by: Vic at February 14, 2020 12:28 PM (mpXpK)

Posted by: Vic at February 14, 2020 12:29 PM (mpXpK)

121 Now things are getting just silly.

The German President (a sort of ceremonial role I believe) gave a speech to open a security conference in Munich and bitched about Trump putting American interests ahead of Germany's. No surprise, I guess, since Germany has four combat ready Typhoons, last I heard, and about 100 tanks.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 14, 2020 12:29 PM (NVYyb)

122 Morrell is kind of the central casting version of a Beltway weasel. Direct experience on this one.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2020 12:29 PM (El6T/)

123 Ok Barr,how is it 'impossible to do my job' when all you fuckin' do is decline to prosecute?

Sorry Jackstraw...completely lost patience with this shit show.

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 12:29 PM (cF8AT)

124 Someone speculated that the U.S. newspapers will eventually collapse to something like those in Great Britain--national in scope.

The opening on the right is obviously open (in UK-Daily Telegraph), but the WaPo is for the government and politico nerds (The Times), the NYT (the Guardian) for the left, the WSJ (Financial Times/Economist) for the investor class, and maybe something like USA Today which might become something like the Daily Mail

Posted by: whig at February 14, 2020 12:29 PM (EUDB2)

125 Happy Friyay!

Pension is getting phat!

Posted by: Barr at February 14, 2020 12:30 PM (M20vx)

126 >>BREAKING: The DOJ is dropping its investigation into former FBI Director Andrew McCabe



So . . . another trap for Barr and Trump?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 14, 2020 12:30 PM (bDqIh)

127 DoJ isn't even arresting McCabe.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 12:29 PM (nQpdK)

Shows what I get for a little optimism. Total pessimism and lots of rope is the way to go.

Posted by: WOPR at February 14, 2020 12:30 PM (mEYcJ)

128 Out of the coup plotters, the Traitor John Brennan is the only one that sends me into a rage. The rest of the scum are awful but my blood pressure is normal. With the Traitor John Brennan, it's different. I don't know why. All that said, the Traitor John Brennan should be filleted alive and then tied to a rock in the desert. The fowl need to eat after all.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2020 12:30 PM (vN4+Q)

129 Free as a bird!

Posted by: Andy McCabe, shit weasel at February 14, 2020 12:31 PM (ptqGC)

130 Out of the coup plotters, the Traitor John Brennan is the only one that sends me into a rage. The rest of the scum are awful but my blood pressure is normal. With the Traitor John Brennan, it's different. I don't know why. All that said, the Traitor John Brennan should be filleted alive and then tied to a rock in the desert. The fowl need to eat after all.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2020 12:30 PM (vN4+Q)


for me it's brennan, comey and wray

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 14, 2020 12:31 PM (vEIlU)

131
>>>BREAKING: The DOJ is dropping its investigation into former FBI Director Andrew McCabe

===========

But Trump is not allowed to complain on twitter. It's the DOJ and the DOJ is officially immune.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 14, 2020 12:31 PM (NVYyb)

132 With respect to McCabe? I would have been surprised if they actually did prosecute.
Posted by: joncelli


Did he lie to investigators? If yes, 7 to 9 years.

Isn't that the standard?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 12:31 PM (nQpdK)

133 McCabe may be cooperating with an ongoing investigation...

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 14, 2020 12:31 PM (87EdW)

134 If Brennan swings, I'm gonna have to get a look at Mrs. Brennan first.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2020 12:32 PM (oVJmc)

135 Seriously??

Posted by: Roger Stone at February 14, 2020 12:32 PM (ZghNV)

136 Plan B?


Or moar tyranny?

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at February 14, 2020 12:32 PM (M20vx)

137 1 If hypocrisy was gold, Democrats would be trillionaires.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 14, 2020 12:08 PM (ZghNV)

They'd have so much gold that it would completely crash the price. It'd be as common as toilet paper.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 14, 2020 12:32 PM (NWiLs)

138 6-9 years for Roger Stone, and McCabe walks free.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 14, 2020 12:33 PM (ptqGC)

139 BOMBSHELL!

The walls are closing in n Brennan.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at February 14, 2020 12:33 PM (T09ml)

140 RE the McCabe case, that was for the OIG referral from the most recent referral on leaking and lying about it to OIG investigators. He is still not out of the woods on the FISA stuff from my understanding.

Posted by: whig at February 14, 2020 12:33 PM (EUDB2)

141 McCabe may be cooperating with an ongoing investigation...

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 14, 2020 12:31 PM (87EdW)

Hell yeah!

Posted by: #2weeks at February 14, 2020 12:33 PM (M20vx)

142 It would be salutary to put Brennan's head on a stake outside CIA headquarters.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 14, 2020 12:33 PM (Uu+Jp)

143
The German President (a sort of ceremonial role I believe) gave a speech to open a security conference in Munich and bitched about Trump putting American interests ahead of Germany's. No surprise, I guess, since Germany has four combat ready Typhoons, last I heard, and about 100 tanks.
Posted by: Huck Follywood


Yes, but don't forget about all of those vaunted German aircraft carriers!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 14, 2020 12:33 PM (ILS6+)

144
"DoJ isn't even arresting McCabe."



I think that's about the IG report and criminal referral on Hillary's emails. I can't remember the details. Not that I have any hope McCabe will face consequence for anything he did.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 14, 2020 12:33 PM (4thlk)

145 >>>BREAKING: The DOJ is dropping its investigation into former FBI Director Andrew McCabe

===========

But Trump is not allowed to complain on twitter. It's the DOJ and the DOJ is officially immune.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 14, 2020 12:31 PM (NVYyb)

Are they letting him walk? Or is he willing to play ball?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 14, 2020 12:33 PM (FOGOI)

146 Not to bitch (well actually yes, to bitch like a whiny-ass bitch) but I really do wish Ace Co would start archiving these links, so I'm not monetizing NYT or USA Today et al by clicking links to these parasites.

Posted by: clutch cargo at February 14, 2020 12:33 PM (8B6Ng)

147 mrp, correct.

A few things.

It's not "normal" for the IC to be engaged in active political operations (manifested as corrupt "legal" and criminal-investigative or counter-intel activities) against political candidates or new administrations.

Real investigations don't talk/leak (ahemm, Mueller fiasco). So all of this comes from targets/peripheral figures.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2020 12:33 PM (El6T/)

148 Jail is for the little people.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 14, 2020 12:34 PM (ptqGC)

149 133
McCabe may be cooperating with an ongoing investigation...
===========

Huber is coming!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 14, 2020 12:34 PM (NVYyb)

150 >>Did he lie to investigators? If yes, 7 to 9 years.

Leaked to the WashPost or NYT, then lied *repeatedly* to the investigators within the FBI about being the leaker, extending the investigation/tying up resources that could have been used catching other criminals, terrorists, mass shooters, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 14, 2020 12:34 PM (bDqIh)

151 The decision not to prosecute McCabe is about the referral from the ICIG, not sure that means he is not being prosecuted ever.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:35 PM (HALdu)

152
133 McCabe may be cooperating with an ongoing investigation...

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 14, 2020 12:31 PM (87EdW)


I think I shall activate the 48 hour rule. For me. The rest of you - carry on.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tickets Available for Bulwark - The Cuck Whisperer at The Outrage Outlet! at February 14, 2020 12:35 PM (hLRSq)

153 138 6-9 years for Roger Stone, and McCabe walks free.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 14, 2020 12:33 PM (ptqGC)

Not to mention Flynn...who is still fighting for his life after being wiped out financially.

This is such bullshit.

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 12:35 PM (cF8AT)

154 I'm firmly convinced there will be no legal remedy for our troubles...

but I can still hope against hope, can't I?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 14, 2020 12:35 PM (FOGOI)

155 Nothing Democrats do is Illegal, apparently.

Posted by: Allie at February 14, 2020 12:35 PM (UnA8+)

156 The General Flynn case makes my blood boil.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 14, 2020 12:36 PM (ptqGC)

157 The article says that the DOJ would not press any charges based on the IG report.

Could it be that Durham has an entirely different set of prosecutors and that McCabe might be charged by them?

I just can't wrap my head around how he could walk away without any consequences.

Posted by: jwest at February 14, 2020 12:36 PM (U6f/q)

158
I think I shall activate the 48 hour rule. For me. The rest of you - carry on.



But I've already shampoo'd with lighter fluid!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2020 12:36 PM (oVJmc)

159 re they letting him walk? Or is he willing to play ball?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 14, 2020 12:33 PM (FOGOI)

==========
He walks. If he were playing ball there would be a plea agreement conditioned on cooperation.

Free as a bird. No punishment. "Forget it Jake, it's the DOJ."

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 14, 2020 12:36 PM (NVYyb)

160 There's a whole lot of cockroaches under that Obama Administration bucket.

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 14, 2020 12:36 PM (88+cf)

161 Because, most likely, this is all a sham. Nothing is going to happen.
Maybe a couple of low levels get hit with light sentences for process
crimes. The rest walk free.

Posted by: WOPR

===
You sir are an optimist. NOBODY DOES ANY TIME.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at February 14, 2020 12:36 PM (pw+jk)

162 barr is a typical fat assed swamp gas bag. fuck him. pompous prick. about as effective as pelousy and schitt. same fucking game, different player. it's all bullshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 14, 2020 12:36 PM (KP5rU)

163 The article says that the DOJ would not press any charges based on the IG report.

Could it be that Durham has an entirely different set of prosecutors and that McCabe might be charged by them?

I just can't wrap my head around how he could walk away without any consequences.
Posted by: jwest at February




Maybe. Worth waiting for more info before the flaming hair thing.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:37 PM (HALdu)

164 "Trump administration officials investigating the government's response to Russia's election interference in 2016 appear to be hunting for a basis to accuse Obama-era intelligence officials of hiding evidence or manipulating analysis about Moscow's covert operation..."

See, we know the basis already, you frauds: OrangeManBad.

And it isn't Russian Interference that's our concern. It's American Interference Via Russia (Hello Team Obama/Hillary) that's in need of confirmation.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at February 14, 2020 12:37 PM (6eEQ+)

165 LOLGF!

Posted by: McCabe at February 14, 2020 12:37 PM (M20vx)

166 >>There's a whole lot of cockroaches under that Obama Administration bucket.


There's one Iranian Rat that is responsible for most of it.

Posted by: garrett at February 14, 2020 12:37 PM (AVP5r)

167 >>I think I shall activate the 48 hour rule. For me. The rest of you - carry on.

Yup, me, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 14, 2020 12:37 PM (bDqIh)

168 Push one of the Moai over on him.
In honor of his "conversion".

Posted by: DaveA at February 14, 2020 12:38 PM (FhXTo)

169 Brennan (PBUH) is too cowardly to kill himself.

I dunno, he seems like the type who might. Or squeal

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 14, 2020 12:38 PM (KZzsI)

170 Stupid bint Mika said this morning, Barr was upset about Trump's tweets because it was making it harder to hide Barr's corruption or something.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 14, 2020 12:38 PM (ptqGC)

171 >>I think I shall activate the 48 hour rule. For me. The rest of you - carry on.

A wise idea. This is only for the IG referral from April 2018 regarding media leaks and lying to the FBI. This is not Durham.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2020 12:38 PM (ZLI7S)

172 Watching sundown Joe demonstrate the effects of strokes in real time I find myself wondering if the deep state only prompted him to run as a smokescreen for what they feared Durham et al might reveal about the spying on all 2016 POTUS candidates. The FNM is shielding them but what they did is 100 times worse than watergate, the public ought to be outraged and demanding Brennan and his pals be on a chain gang.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 14, 2020 12:38 PM (cDw3P)

173 Are they letting him walk? Or is he willing to play ball?
Posted by: Warai-otoko




Per the NYT, it looks like he got four balls and is walking.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 12:38 PM (nQpdK)

174 Historically speaking, Germany is on our side about 0.003% of the time. That's less than France.

Posted by: klaftern at February 14, 2020 12:38 PM (RuIsu)

175 Yeah, I can see Brennan eating a gun

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:38 PM (HALdu)

176 It seems like Durham is getting a bit deep into the weeds here..

How are you going to prove crimes that involve a lot of interpretation of motives?

Get down to actual crimes, asshole. McCabe! Comey!

Lies to Congress and investigators.. indict these assholes.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 14, 2020 12:39 PM (so+oy)

177 #TwoWeeks

#ReallyThisTime

#TWOWEEKSISAY!!!!!!

Posted by: Fortunato at February 14, 2020 12:39 PM (phEsr)

178 175 Yeah, I can see Brennan eating a gun
Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:38 PM (HALdu)

Suicide Vest, as per Islamic custom.

Posted by: Allie at February 14, 2020 12:39 PM (UnA8+)

179 where can one return their mitt Romney baby? appears to be defective.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 12:39 PM (T38ed)

180 I'm not a Pollyanna, and for all the joy it brings you Eeyore's "Huber/Steiner is coming" and "two weeks" et al is bullshit. Barr coming on as AG was a win. Barr's summary and the rejection of the Mueller pre-report report designed to build an obstruction impeachment case was a win. Impeachment unanimous rejection by house GOP was a win. The implicit we never win, everyone's our secret enemy position is bullshit.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 14, 2020 12:39 PM (87EdW)

181 ADM Mike Rogers to the courtesy phone, please. ADM Rogers to the courtesy phone...

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 12:39 PM (ZS9TG)

182 Are they letting him walk? Or is he willing to play ball?/i]

Who knows? All I know is everyone they fail to punish for a crime encourages more of that crime, and apparently that's what they want.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 14, 2020 12:39 PM (KZzsI)

183
off sock.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 14, 2020 12:40 PM (8XRCm)

184
The German President (a sort of ceremonial role I believe) gave a speech to open a security conference in Munich and bitched about Trump putting American interests ahead of Germany's. No surprise, I guess, since Germany has four combat ready Typhoons, last I heard, and about 100 tanks.
Posted by: Huck Follywood







So he expect the US President to put GERMANY'S interests above the interests of the United States?

Fuck him and fuck his dog. Who the hell does he think he is?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 14, 2020 12:40 PM (kw0bd)

185 brennan will walk, just like all the rest. forget it jake, it's the swamp.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 14, 2020 12:40 PM (KP5rU)

186 At some point you begin to sound like Maddow.


It's coming!

Posted by: Zero Prosecutions Zero Raids at February 14, 2020 12:40 PM (M20vx)

187 Good Lord, I am exhausted with all this boo-shit.

*slowly lies down on buffalo robe*

*waits to die*

*raindrops fall on face*

*Very heavy sigh*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at February 14, 2020 12:40 PM (xPJvm)

188 I don't think my President will be able to avoid tweeting about the McCabe matter. I'd be disappointed, in a way. And that in itself will engender a round of Congressional press conferences, and maybe a fresh impeachment.


Frankly I would not mind seeing bearded Trump take this guy down with two shots through the 30 Rock lobby window, and that's with David Niven playing the role.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 14, 2020 12:40 PM (8IOEj)

189 I'm going to the gym and punch a bag for awhile. I have a picture of John Brennan to tape on. Primitive satisfaction, yes, but since the Democrats are immune from the law it's all I have.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 14, 2020 12:40 PM (NVYyb)

190 >>Lies to Congress and investigators.. indict these assholes. Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 14, 2020 12:39 PM (so+oy)

Clapper.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 12:40 PM (ZS9TG)

191 McCabe, Comey, Brennan: They know how the system works, how the leviathan bureaucracy compartmentalizes so as to avoid accountability, what to document and not to document, and how to get underlings to do their bidding.

They're Pros: They knew they had to cover their tracks from the get go in case the Coup failed.

Posted by: WisRich at February 14, 2020 12:40 PM (G0vdT)

192

175 Yeah, I can see Brennan eating a gun

----------

Don't tease.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 14, 2020 12:41 PM (ptqGC)

193 A wise idea. This is only for the IG referral from April 2018 regarding media leaks and lying to the FBI. This is not Durham.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2020 12:38 PM (ZLI7S)

Only? Only?! The same thing that Flynn's being raked over the coals for!? Really?

If she's pissed....

@tracybeanz

I am really trying to stay measured, because I know there are other things happening. But I have to be honest, as I watch good people like General Flynn and his family endure this absolute horror show, I can not help but SCREAM inside. Enough is enough

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 12:41 PM (cF8AT)

194 Per the NYT, it looks like he got four balls and is walking.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 12:38 PM


Could I borrow one?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: You Know Who at February 14, 2020 12:41 PM (qHjDO)

195 Lock down Brennan or he's going to disappear. Like, poof!

Posted by: klaftern at February 14, 2020 12:41 PM (RuIsu)

196 Hey don't sweat it, the DOJ declination to prosecute McCabe is just more Barr/Durham 4D space chess.


In June, when the Barr/Durham report drops, it's gonna roll up the entire coup.


And then they will turn over their finding to career DOJ line prosecutors to mull over for a year.


Indictments are sure to rain down in June of 2021.


Hope Trump wins in November.

Posted by: John Thornton at February 14, 2020 12:41 PM (uKFM/)

197 "Based on the totality of the circumstances and all of the information known to the government at this time, we consider the matter closed"

Totality of the circumstances? WTF? Is that the DOJ's way of saying "McCabe is guilty as shit but on balance we all here hate Trump so ... Surprise he's free!

Posted by: banana Dream at February 14, 2020 12:41 PM (l6b3d)

198 The article says that the DOJ would not press any charges based on the IG report.

Could it be that Durham has an entirely different set of prosecutors and that McCabe might be charged by them?

I just can't wrap my head around how he could walk away without any consequences.
Posted by: jwest at February



If CIA was gathering the intel then giving access to the other agencies to stuff that made Trump seem guilty and withholding the things that made him seem innocent.

If there were special or non-usual requirements or restrictions enacted to do so.

Idiots writing what they were doing and why in plain text in emails.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:41 PM (HALdu)

199 I'll care when I start to see
1) Indictments
2) Arrests and Perp-walks
3) Trials

Until then, I'm still of the mind that this is the Deep State trying to run-out the clock on Trump, desperately hoping he'll be gone in January 2021.

Posted by: DocJ at February 14, 2020 12:41 PM (77WPm)

200 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards



Thanks for the list!

Posted by: G. Gnome at February 14, 2020 12:42 PM (al6UK)

201 >>>So he expect the US President to put GERMANY'S interests above the interests of the United States?

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Can't blame him. That's the way it's always worked before.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 14, 2020 12:42 PM (NVYyb)

202 I will wait for Durham's report and subsequent actions, if any.

If it does turn out that nothing is going to happen, no arrests or prosecutions on the FISA and lying to investigators and congress, it will be time for a March For Justice in Washington. Millions of us need to flood the streets of D.C. and demand answers.

Posted by: jwest at February 14, 2020 12:42 PM (U6f/q)

203 How can someone who is no longer the executive assert executive privilege?

I would be interested to see what the law is on perpetual executive privilege.

Posted by: Thatch at February 14, 2020 12:42 PM (v5Cc/)

204 Hey don't sweat it, the DOJ declination to prosecute McCabe is just more Barr/Durham 4D space chess.


In June, when the Barr/Durham report drops, it's gonna roll up the entire coup.


And then they will turn over their finding to career DOJ line prosecutors to mull over for a year.


Indictments are sure to rain down in June of 2021.


Hope Trump wins in November.
Posted by: John Thornton


And if Trump loses, it all disappears toot sweet.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 12:42 PM (nQpdK)

205 J.J. Sefton: "I hope Brennan swings. Literally."

He and Clapper among others can bong heads at the gallows like a Newton's Cradle.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at February 14, 2020 12:42 PM (6eEQ+)

206 *gulp*

Posted by: Meeka at February 14, 2020 12:42 PM (vtcmf)

207 I am really trying to stay measured, because I know there are other things happening. But I have to be honest, as I watch good people like General Flynn and his family endure this absolute horror show, I can not help but SCREAM inside. Enough is enough
Posted by: Tami at February



And your suggestion is?

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:42 PM (HALdu)

208 >>*Very heavy sigh* Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at February 14, 2020 12:40 PM (xPJvm)


Yao. Sky burial. The carrion will bear you off to Akbaatatdia in their mouths.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 12:42 PM (u4/yY)

209 I've literally lost track of the "declined to prosecute" decisions with referrals for the principal perps in this drama. Hope someone has a scoreboard. Of course none of it becomes understandable until the full context emerges - i.e. eventual prosecutions/pleas by all involved.

But given that Barr has already gone beyond the very stodgy traditional limits of AG commenting on ongoing business (fine, just pointing it out) - possibly to include saying he's "glad" Stone was convicted, saw that but hard to believe he'd say THAT* - it would be appropriate to put out a comment. "Complex investigations involving possibly various kinds of misconduct don't always result in action on the first problem discovered" - something like that.

* Stone - and Manafort - have always had a stench as sleaze-bags and in Stone's case a weirdo, going back decades, for anyone who was a Beltway denizen in any part of the business - which is totally irrelevant to criminal prosecution, and picking those two guys out of the yuuuge crowd of miscreants everyone knows to exist is the definition of politicized, vindictive, selective prosecution - the "lying to investigators" part is just explosively ridiculous, in the context of lists of former senior officials whose similar offenses are - for now - being waved off

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2020 12:42 PM (El6T/)

210 201 >>>So he expect the US President to put GERMANY'S interests above the interests of the United States?

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Can't blame him. That's the way it's always worked before.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 14, 2020 12:42 PM (NVYyb)

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Can we expect German politicians to put American interests above Germany's interests?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 12:42 PM (q80AH)

211 Fox is reporting that the DOJ is not going to pursue charges against McCabe.

Cleaning out the DOJ isn't happening folks.

Act accordingly.

Posted by: Defenestratus at February 14, 2020 12:43 PM (9V81o)

212 Yeah. As far as the DOJ's McCabe letter is concerned, I'm engagin the 48+ hour rule... Because of this line:
"Based on the totality of the circumstances and all of the information known to the Government at this time ..."
I read that as something other than the lack of evidence against McCabe.

Posted by: mrp at February 14, 2020 12:43 PM (Pqytn)

213 I love this (the writer is an uber leftist, BTW):

@DavidKlion 11h

Libs who are flirting with Bloomberg now should be aware that they are going on lists. Next time they pretend to care about racism or sexual harassment or really anything other than money and power, we will remember what they were doing right now and we will remind everyone.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 14, 2020 12:43 PM (ILS6+)

214 This McCabe thing so far is a "people familiar with the situation" bombshell. Media's been wrong/misled before.

Posted by: corn and beans at February 14, 2020 12:43 PM (tkNkP)

215 OT cat update:

Someone took her. Girl I'd never met before.

Fingers crossed that Ella doesn't become food.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 12:43 PM (q80AH)

216 Filthy McCabe gets a DOJ pass. It's a big club and you ain't in it.

Posted by: Old Dude at February 14, 2020 12:43 PM (LGXGf)

217 The German President (a sort of ceremonial role I believe) gave a speech to open a security conference in Munich and bitched about Trump putting American interests ahead of Germany's. No surprise, I guess, since Germany has four combat ready Typhoons, last I heard, and about 100 tanks.
Posted by: Huck Follywood







So he expect the US President to put GERMANY'S interests above the interests of the United States?

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And by Germany's interests he means Islam's.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 12:44 PM (+y/Ru)

218 I wonder how much of government corruption becomes self-protecting. As in 'We can't prosecute X for Y, because then Z and ABC and DEF will get exposed, too....'

Too many people knowing too many secrets and nobody willing to open the floodgates.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2020 12:44 PM (oVJmc)

219 A wise idea. This is only for the IG referral from April 2018 regarding media leaks and lying to the FBI.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2020 12:38 PM (ZLI7S)

Re-read this... in a LTG Flynn context.

Posted by: golfman at February 14, 2020 12:44 PM (M3a0a)

220 They're all so scared!

Everyone is on tv looking straight at you and laughing.

Brennan, Comey, McCabe, Page, Clapper, etc...

That's kind of a clue.

Posted by: Zero Prosecutions Zero Raids at February 14, 2020 12:44 PM (M20vx)

221 So he expect the US President to put GERMANY'S interests above the interests of the United States?

==========
Can't blame him. That's the way it's always worked before.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February




In fairness, Merkel has put the interests of muslim immigrants ahead of those of Germans.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:44 PM (HALdu)

222 213 I love this (the writer is an uber leftist, BTW):

@DavidKlion 11h

Libs who are flirting with Bloomberg now should be aware that they are going on lists. Next time they pretend to care about racism or sexual harassment or really anything other than money and power, we will remember what they were doing right now and we will remind everyone.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 14, 2020 12:43 PM (ILS6+)

===========

Oh, the Democratic National Convention is gonna be awesome.

They should consider a pay-per-view model.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 12:44 PM (q80AH)

223 And your suggestion is?

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:42 PM (HALdu)

What's yours?

"Oh well...maybe they'll get him on something else."?

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 12:44 PM (cF8AT)

224 The timing of this McCabe thing is also a way for these "Prosecutors" to taunt Pres. Trump. Daring him Tweet about it.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 14, 2020 12:44 PM (4thlk)

225 Yeah not gonna bother with the NYT article, but there's some confusion here - the assertion of executive privilege had to be back under the Bambi horror, not today, in the context of Durham investigation. Trump admin. would be making the calls now. The way it works.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2020 12:44 PM (El6T/)

226 @DavidKlion 11h

Libs who are flirting with Bloomberg now should be aware that they are going on lists. Next time they pretend to care about racism or sexual harassment or really anything other than money and power, we will remember what they were doing right now and we will remind everyone.
Posted by: weft cut-loop


This orange man bad business is gettin complicated.

heh

Posted by: eleven at February 14, 2020 12:45 PM (QLPEO)

227 214 This McCabe thing so far is a "people familiar with the situation" bombshell. Media's been wrong/misled before.
Posted by: corn and beans at February 14, 2020 12:43 PM (tkNkP)

The letter from the DOJ to McCabe's lawyers is in the link I posted at #107.

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 12:45 PM (cF8AT)

228
*slowly lies down on buffalo robe*
*waits to die*
*raindrops fall on face*
*Very heavy sigh*
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at February 14, 2020 12:40 PM


Have you tried dancing with wolves? It worked for me.

Posted by: Kevin C. at February 14, 2020 12:45 PM (qHjDO)

229 For anyone who hasn't already read it, I highly recommend Angelo Codevilla's recent piece at AmericanMind dot org "Abolish the CIA FISA".
It's long but well worth the read, dovetails nicely with this post.

Posted by: ripburger at February 14, 2020 12:46 PM (WX6CM)

230 My hope is that the charges being dropped against McCabe are a signal that he's giving testimony against the others.

Posted by: Iris at February 14, 2020 12:46 PM (lSFe/)

231 BREAKING: The DOJ is dropping its investigation into former FBI Director Andrew McCabe

If this turns out to be true, somebody owes me a sandwich.

Posted by: DocJ at February 14, 2020 12:46 PM (77WPm)

232 Bernie Sanders to online trolls: Stop "ugly personal attacks"

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Or you'll be the first in the gulag!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 12:46 PM (+y/Ru)

233 McCabe and Comey are on record contradicting each other. Who's the bigger fish?

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 14, 2020 12:46 PM (87EdW)

234 So, Steiner won't come?

Posted by: yeah, him at February 14, 2020 12:46 PM (ZVRyj)

235 Libs who are flirting with Bloomberg now should be aware that they are going on lists. Next time they pretend to care about racism or sexual harassment or really anything other than money and power, we will remember what they were doing right now and we will remind everyone.

Yeah, they all talk like this during the primary but if he's the nominee they all will suddenly declare it off limits

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 14, 2020 12:47 PM (KZzsI)

236 158
I think I shall activate the 48 hour rule. For me. The rest of you - carry on.


But I've already shampoo'd with lighter fluid!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2020 12:36 PM (oVJmc)


Go for it!

https://tinyurl.com/nrn2w4z

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tickets Available for Bulwark - The Cuck Whisperer at The Outrage Outlet! at February 14, 2020 12:47 PM (hLRSq)

237 Also, sharkman, do you have a newsletter? :-) I am not a lawyer so cannot comment, but I like the way you think.

Posted by: Iris at February 14, 2020 12:47 PM (lSFe/)

238 The Munich Conference has been a showcase of silliness and idiocy for quite a while. Even when there are adults in charge in DC, the Euros have become, of course, more and more ridiculous since NATO ended (that was 1991 - in reality, NATO ended, though the husk/inertial frame of reference for people who don't matter or ever make actual security decisions remained). And when the children of the Bambi era were in office, it was truly comical.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2020 12:47 PM (El6T/)

239 @tracybeanz 5 minutes ago

I dare any one of you to do some of the things these people have done. Any one of you- go ahead and try. We would all be locked up and the key would be thrown away. The time is rapidly approaching that being keyboard warriors is not going to cut it anymore. This is an abhorration

And again- as I said- this means he isn't being prosecuted for the leaks to the WSJ, but it IRKS me that we have an AMERICAN HERO being slandered and attacked right now because he DID NOT lie. I just don't understand why we can continue to not hold people accountable.

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 12:48 PM (cF8AT)

240 @DavidKlion 11h

Libs who are flirting with Bloomberg now should be aware that they are going on lists. Next time they pretend to care about racism or sexual harassment or really anything other than money and power, we will remember what they were doing right now and we will remind everyone.
Posted by: weft cut-loop



Not to mention expecting all those Bernie Bros to kick in behind the BILLIONAIRE who bought the election.

Just not gonna work.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2020 12:48 PM (oVJmc)

241 Breaking: US, Taliban agree on truce, AP reports; Update: ABC confirms 

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Cautiously optimistic here.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 12:48 PM (+y/Ru)

242
So, McCabe strolls.
Not good.

Posted by: Gooshy, listening carefully to Zathrus at February 14, 2020 12:48 PM (NR6n1)

243 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of the CIA, or of the Progda; or the right of the Pantifa mob to bash in the brains of those wearing red hats, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 14, 2020 12:48 PM (MOwkl)

244 232 Bernie Sanders to online trolls: Stop "ugly personal attacks"

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Or you'll be the first in the gulag!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 12:46 PM (+y/Ru)

=========

Bernie is not a fighter. Never has been.

He's just loud.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 12:48 PM (q80AH)

245 "A second fight that Mr. Durham is focused on, the people said, centered on a certain data set. The nature of the data and of the dispute remains unclear, though one person suggested that the disagreement concerned whether N.S.A. analysts could see the raw information or whether the C.I.A., before sharing it, needed to filter the data to mask names and other identifying details about Americans and American organizations."

___________________________

I can see where this is important. If the information went directly from the NSA to the FBI...proper procedures were followed. But, if the CIA was able to view the data...oops, that would be a violation of Laws that went into effect back in the 1970's. It would, also, require approval from the head cheese....Brennan.

Posted by: Orson at February 14, 2020 12:49 PM (B8ni6)

246 *New York Times: John Durham is Probing How John Brennan Put Together His Coup Effort, and That Is a Dangerous and Unamerican Violation of the CIA's Privacy!!!!*

The Church Committee points and laughs.

Posted by: tbodie at February 14, 2020 12:49 PM (21UM+)

247 According to the news, the guy at the DOJ who made the decision to drop the McCabe investigation is the same guy who led the Stone investigation.

Posted by: jwest at February 14, 2020 12:49 PM (U6f/q)

248 What's yours?

"Oh well...maybe they'll get him on something else."?
Posted by: Tami at February




First, the letter sent to McCabes lawyers is in regard to the ICIG referral, nothing else. So who knows what else is going on or what else they could charge him with.

Second, regarding Flynn, the best thing that Flynn can do is play this thing out the way he is until the bitter end and take everyone down that screwed him. Judges, prosecutors everyone. He has to win to get his reputation and money back. Getting pardoned now is going to allow those that hate Trump to sully his name forever. What has Flynn spent a few million? If he gets his name back he will make that and more.

If you are going to stop a coup and punish the traitors you need to be cold and cruel. Angry is not going to get what you want.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:49 PM (HALdu)

249 Bloomberg may be taking over a lot of Biden's previous black support in Texas, especially with the Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's endorsement of Bloomie today. But Burnie is still up overall.

this would just confirm that the race is coalescing into Burnie vs Butty vs Bloomy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 14, 2020 12:49 PM (Kpl3J)

250 I'm sure any day the boom will be lowered. Top men.
McCabe lied to investigators 4 times, but people like Roger Stone get a dawn raid.

Barr is starting to look swampy to me.

Posted by: Blago at February 14, 2020 12:50 PM (sjTfF)

251 The DOJ is dropping its investigation into former FBI Director Andrew McCabe

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This is the clearest evidence yet that AG Barr is to be trusted and Trump needs to put down the twitter.
Or that DC needs to be cleansed with fire.
One of the two.

Posted by: Methos at February 14, 2020 12:50 PM (kOpft)

252 184


The German President (a sort of ceremonial role I believe) gave a
speech to open a security conference in Munich and bitched about Trump
putting American interests ahead of Germany's. No surprise, I guess,
since Germany has four combat ready Typhoons, last I heard, and about
100 tanks.

Posted by: Huck Follywood



So he expect the US President to put GERMANY'S interests above the interests of the United States?



Fuck him and fuck his dog. Who the hell does he think he is?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 14, 2020 12:40 PM (kw0bd)
-----Trump a year ago. "You people still haven't met your 2% contribution promise you made over a half decade ago, yet we do 4%".This fuck head: "Orange man bad".

Posted by: Groundhog at February 14, 2020 12:50 PM (VYwSh)

253 Yeah. As far as the DOJ's McCabe letter is concerned, I'm engagin the 48+ hour rule... Because of this line:
"Based on the totality of the circumstances and all of the information known to the Government at this time ..."
I read that as something other than the lack of evidence against McCabe.
Posted by: mrp


Link to NYT story.

Don't read it if you want to continue to lie to yourself.

https://nyti.ms/2UTI2n8

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 12:50 PM (nQpdK)

254 @DavidKlion 11h

Libs who are flirting with Bloomberg now should be aware that they are going on lists. Next time they pretend to care about racism or sexual harassment or really anything other than money and power, we will remember what they were doing right now and we will remind everyone.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 14, 2020 12:43 PM


I don't expect that anyone thinks the Happy Fun Camps are going to fill themselves.

Posted by: Sheryl Crow at February 14, 2020 12:50 PM (qHjDO)

255 Didn't General Flynn lose his home? And his son was threatened!

And here comes my rage headache.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 14, 2020 12:50 PM (ptqGC)

256 The NYT is about covering the news...with a pillow until it goes quietly to sleep.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 14, 2020 12:50 PM (JFO2v)

257 And then there's THIS bullshit concerning the removal of an other statue so some twit can have her womens suffrage statue instead.

https://tinyurl.com/scnftob

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at February 14, 2020 12:50 PM (zkS5c)

258 Biologists propose radical concept that there are only two genders/sexes 

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Damn bigots!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 12:50 PM (+y/Ru)

259 220 They're all so scared!

Everyone is on tv looking straight at you and laughing.

Brennan, Comey, McCabe, Page, Clapper, etc...

That's kind of a clue.
Posted by: Zero Prosecutions Zero Raids at February 14, 2020 12:44 PM (M20vx)

~~~

That only works until the killing time comes.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at February 14, 2020 12:51 PM (qu1px)

260 If McCabe was JUST about to get wrung on something else by Durham, then DOJ wouldn't be saying anything about these older lying to the FBI charges right now ... they would just keep these older charges live to tack on as additional leverage.

But sure guys, The Durham Hammer is about to drop any day now. Let me know when Rod Rosenstein arrives with secret SWAT team ... known as "The White Hats" to all those in the know.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at February 14, 2020 12:51 PM (hdzef)

261 Noopid

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 14, 2020 12:51 PM (ILS6+)

262 Like I said, the intended closing argument is "brought peace to the middle east and ended America's longest war" - that's going to make inroads with the wine moms.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 14, 2020 12:51 PM (87EdW)

263 Once again: No one is going to jail. No one is going be arrested or indicted.

Posted by: Ripley at February 14, 2020 12:51 PM (MxEKc)

264 Didn't General Flynn lose his home? And his son was threatened!

And here comes my rage headache.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at Februar


So pardon him and leave him broke with his reputation and finances in tatters? There ya go.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:52 PM (HALdu)

265 @239

As said previously, we are beyond justice we are at the Brute Force Stage of the Republic.


Trump needs to take control.


Haul Barr/Durham into the Oval Office and tell them what's what.


We simply cannot continue living under these conditions.


We cannot have treasonous criminals skating while others get to die in prison.

Posted by: John Thornton at February 14, 2020 12:52 PM (uKFM/)

266 lowandslow, no need to taunt - Trump tweeted this morning that he had the legal right to get involved in criminal cases via the AG. He's right, of course. Though doing so (openly) in our actual history is so rare as to be a clear "not done" kind of thing.

Love the way Trump wades into some of the traditionally sacrosanct gray areas of executive power*. He's not inventing anything, he's just refusing to play along with some unwritten rules, appropriately so given what's happened to the institutions and what happened to him.

* in areas where he's going along with the legal cult inertia, he's actually arguably ceding proper executive authority, and unwisely so - see national security aspects of immigration/admissions law and inherent power

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2020 12:52 PM (El6T/)

267 And if Trump loses, it all disappears toot sweet.
Posted by: rickb223

Loses or falls ill or heaven forbid says, to hell with it, I'm firing myself and me and Melania are blowing this popsicle stand.

Posted by: Alice McD at February 14, 2020 12:52 PM (E+yET)

268 At the end of the day, if no one of significance in this coup is meaningfully punished, then the bureaucracy knows that it is immune and can do this to any president in the future.

I am confident that Barr and Durham know this will be the inevitable consequence.

If there are no prosecutions, then that will be very telling regarding Barr, Durham, and ultimately Trump.

I'm taking a wait and see attitude. I can also see a scenario where prosecutions are delayed into the 2nd term.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at February 14, 2020 12:52 PM (oDuqu)

269 Comey will not be prosecuted
McCabe will not be prosecuted
Page will not be prosecuted
Strzok will not be prosecuted
Lynch will not be prosecuted
Clapper will not be prosecuted
Brennan will not be prosecuted
Literally nobody will be prosecuted for attempting a palace coup on the duly-elected POTUS

Posted by: DocJ at February 14, 2020 12:53 PM (77WPm)

270 137 1 If hypocrisy was gold, Democrats would be trillionaires.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 14, 2020 12:08 PM (ZghNV)


Gold is up today.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 14, 2020 12:53 PM (wXw18)

271 According to the news, the guy at the DOJ who made the decision to drop the McCabe investigation is the same guy who led the Stone investigation.


Sheesh.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2020 12:53 PM (oVJmc)

272 Over at TGP -- DOJ says McCabe will not be charged. Case is closed.

Wonderful.

I guess Trump's tweets really have been hindering Barr.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 14, 2020 12:53 PM (H8QX8)

273 So, Steiner won't come?
Posted by: yeah, him


Steiner just jacked it into a ficus.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 12:54 PM (nQpdK)

274 Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 14, 2020 12:53 PM (H8QX
****
IG Report Just like Comey Nothing more

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at February 14, 2020 12:54 PM (BqBId)

275 "I need to level with you": Warren warns donors she's done soon if they don't start kicking in cash

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It was easier back when you were just burning ranches and stealing horses.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 12:55 PM (+y/Ru)

276 The area I am most baffled by the left is their screams about him "expanding the executive" and "imperial executive"

If anything he's contracting it, by eliminating an entire federal agency and cutting personnel, getting rid of regulations, etc. And while he's using a lot of executive orders, they aren't as expansive and illegal as the previous administration.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 14, 2020 12:55 PM (KZzsI)

277 First, the letter sent to McCabes lawyers is in regard to the ICIG referral, nothing else. So who knows what else is going on or what else they could charge him with.

Second, regarding Flynn, the best thing that Flynn can do is play this thing out the way he is until the bitter end and take everyone down that screwed him. Judges, prosecutors everyone. He has to win to get his reputation and money back. Getting pardoned now is going to allow those that hate Trump to sully his name forever. What has Flynn spent a few million? If he gets his name back he will make that and more.

If you are going to stop a coup and punish the traitors you need to be cold and cruel. Angry is not going to get what you want.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:49 PM (HALdu)

So McCabe walks on EXACTLY the same thing they've charged Flynn with but....Flynn should just play it out? After they've bankrupted him and threatened his family?

Two words:

Fuck
That.

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 12:55 PM (cF8AT)

278 McCabe and Comey are on record contradicting each other. Who's the bigger fish?
Posted by: Farmer Bob


Embrace the power of and.

You CAN arrest them both. Process crimes are legit.

The Stone Standard. 7 to 9 years for each lie.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 12:55 PM (nQpdK)

279 If you are going to stop a coup and punish the traitors you need to be cold and cruel. Angry is not going to get what you want.
Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:49 PM (HALdu)

So, basically, what you're saying is that it's time to light this candle?

Posted by: DocJ at February 14, 2020 12:56 PM (77WPm)

280 So McCabe walks on EXACTLY the same thing they've charged Flynn with but....Flynn should just play it out? After they've bankrupted him and threatened his family?

Two words:

Fuck
That.
Posted by: Tami at February



So, again, what would you do?

Did you have something mind that was going to work for Flynn?

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:56 PM (HALdu)

281 >>> 257 And then there's THIS bullshit concerning the removal of an other statue so some twit can have her womens suffrage statue instead. https://tinyurl.com/scnftob

"The U.S. suffrage movement was the civil rights advance that affected the largest number of people in this country,"

So history by popular vote.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 14, 2020 12:57 PM (l6b3d)

282 If you are going to stop a coup and punish the traitors you need to be cold and cruel.

Posted by: not so


You want cruel? Everyone gets charged and goes to jail for every crime they have committed.

If that means some people get four or six different trials and sentences, so be it.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 12:58 PM (nQpdK)

283 Save time and go right to the actual meaning, if it happens, of any "truce" in A-stan.

It's a surrender/withdrawal agreement.

Not saying there's any option, not getting into the merits/problems, not getting into the discussion of everything since 2001.

Just trying to set reality parameters up front. The disengagement from Vietnam, contrary to what appears to be the factually-challenged consensus, was not a guarantee of enemy victory (see '73 offensive, vs. '75 offensive).

A-stan's quite different.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2020 12:58 PM (El6T/)

284 If you are going to stop a coup and punish the traitors you need to be cold and cruel. Angry is not going to get what you want.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:49 PM (HALdu)



So, basically, what you're saying is that it's time to light this candle?

Posted by: DocJ at February 14, 2020 12:56 PM (77WPm)

At least put the helicopters in the air.

Posted by: Methos at February 14, 2020 12:58 PM (kOpft)

285 @277

Hey and don't forget the the other cultural force multipliers.

McCabe was allowed to have a funding drive on GoFundMe while Flynn was not, they suspended his go fund me and returned the money.


So if you are on the wrong side they won't even let you beg for money.


This is simply intolerable.

Posted by: John Thornton at February 14, 2020 12:58 PM (uKFM/)

286 "The U.S. suffrage movement was the civil rights advance that affected the largest number of people in this country"

This from the same people who insist special attention to minorities for being a small number, heh.

Why can't new statues be put up, why tear down the old?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 14, 2020 12:58 PM (KZzsI)

287 A lot of people starting with Brennan need to given an Agonizer.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 14, 2020 12:58 PM (C1i7d)

288 36 Why the hell does the Taliban still exist?

====
Sanctuary space in Pakistan...

and Democrats.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at February 14, 2020 12:59 PM (d6mdH)

289 If you are going to stop a coup and punish the traitors you need to be cold and cruel. Angry is not going to get what you want.
Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:49 PM (HALdu)

So, basically, what you're saying is that it's time to light this candle?
Posted by: DocJ at February


I am saying I want all of them and I want some to hang. I want everyone that was even tangentially associated with this to suffer so that everyone is afraid to even consider doing something of this sort ever again.

I do not want one or two guys. I do not want 10. I want everybody associated with this.

That takes time.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:59 PM (HALdu)

290 Joy Behar: 'Every single' Democratic presidential candidate has a racism problem.

-
So you're not better than us?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 12:59 PM (+y/Ru)

291 Trump better not tweet about McCabe.


Posted by: Barr at February 14, 2020 12:59 PM (M20vx)

292 So, Steiner won't come?
Posted by: yeah, him

Maybe he's just breathing heavy

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 14, 2020 12:59 PM (vcOmj)

293
So, basically, what you're saying is that it's time to light this candle?

Posted by: DocJ at February 14, 2020 12:56 PM (77WPm)

At least put the helicopters in the air.


Posted by: Methos at February 14, 2020 12:58 PM


***

Order a Stand To and prep to fire the FPF!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 14, 2020 12:59 PM (axyOa)

294 This is simply intolerable.
Posted by: John Thornton at February 14, 2020 12:58 PM (uKFM/)

And yet, it appears that we will, in fact, tolerate it.

Posted by: DocJ at February 14, 2020 12:59 PM (77WPm)

295 I don't give a crap about Confederate history, I think its bizarre to put up monuments to losers and failures involved in an attempt to leave the USA.

But I DO care about art. And tearing down old art because you don't care for the history behind it is idiotic.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 14, 2020 12:59 PM (KZzsI)

296 So pardon him and leave him broke with his reputation and finances in tatters? There ya go.
Posted by: not so


You think he's going to sue people and get millions of dollars back?

From who?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 01:00 PM (nQpdK)

297 Justice, banana republic style.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 14, 2020 01:00 PM (vtcmf)

298 They know they lost impeachment, and will probably lose the election. Nov 4, 2020, is when shit will REALLY hit the fan.

Statistically, The Evil have a very real chance to win in 2024, and life as we know it will hit the skids in an ever accelerating way. Voter intimidation through widespread terrorism will ensue.

Churches, Scout Camps, Republican offices, Christian bookstores and schools, high school sports... anything mainstream middle class are targets, with the message 'support us or we WILL kill you.'

They were soft and smug in '16. They will not make that mistake again. These 4 years are the desensitization and cell building phase. Nov 4, Game On.

Buy guns. Buy ammo. BUY TRAINING.

Being That Guy with a gun helps no one and endangers those around you. Marksmanship is a core skill, but it's not FIGHTING with a gun. Learn the difference.

2020-24 will be the make or break of the Republic.

Posted by: You Are A Target at February 14, 2020 01:00 PM (OU875)

299 McCabe lied under oath, was fired and is now working for MSNBC, Flynn was set up, lied, faces jail time and has lost everything. Roger Stone lied, lost everything and is going to prison.
Justice is dead.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 14, 2020 01:00 PM (wiXsO)

300 Why Taliban?

You want us to learn to code?

Posted by: MIC at February 14, 2020 01:00 PM (Y274z)

301 The U.S. suffrage movement was the civil rights advance that affected the largest number of people in this country
---
In that it caused Americans to be outnumbered by foreigners who like government and want to be taken care of, yeah it 'affected' all of us.
On the upside, that'll give us one statue we can feel good about tearing down some day.

Posted by: Methos at February 14, 2020 01:00 PM (kOpft)

302
Comey will not be prosecuted
McCabe will not be prosecuted
Page will not be prosecuted
Strzok will not be prosecuted
Lynch will not be prosecuted
Clapper will not be prosecuted
Brennan will not be prosecuted
Literally nobody will be prosecuted for attempting a palace coup on the duly-elected POTUS

Posted by: DocJ at February 14, 2020 12:53 PM


I know it's "not who we are" (/sarc), but I wouldn't mind seeing some "mysterious" suicides &/or single car accidents on deserted roads

make "Seth Rich" a verb...

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 14, 2020 01:00 PM (cuot+)

303 You want cruel? Everyone gets charged and goes to jail for every crime they have committed.

If that means some people get four or six different trials and sentences, so be it.
Posted by: rickb223 at February



That is fine until you consider the judiciary, you know the judge that ran the trial for Stone.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 01:00 PM (HALdu)

304 Case has been closed against McCabe. No charges.


Yep, they're scared alright.

Posted by: 6to4to3 at February 14, 2020 01:01 PM (Z/Q5q)

305 I do not want one or two guys. I do not want 10. I want everybody associated with this.

That takes time.
Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:59 PM (HALdu)

You want "everybody"
You'd be happy with 10
You'd settle for 1 or 2
You'll get... none.

Posted by: DocJ at February 14, 2020 01:01 PM (77WPm)

306 @294

What would it take at this point?

You know what it would take, I know what it would take, we all know what it would take, but we can't say what it would take.


Bob from the NSA is listening and he's a rat fuck.

Posted by: John Thornton at February 14, 2020 01:01 PM (uKFM/)

307 I do not want one or two guys. I do not want 10. I want everybody associated with this.

That takes time.
Posted by: not so


You won't get 2.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 01:01 PM (nQpdK)

308 Justice is dead.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 14, 2020 01:00 PM (wiXsO)

Correct.


What is plan B?

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at February 14, 2020 01:01 PM (M20vx)

309 You think he's going to sue people and get millions of dollars back?

From who?
Posted by: rickb223 at February



I think he is going to get hired and make his millions back.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 01:01 PM (HALdu)

310 'm taking a wait and see attitude. I can also see a scenario where prosecutions are delayed into the 2nd term.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at February 14, 2020 12:52 PM (oDuqu)

I agree that the second term will be productive

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at February 14, 2020 01:02 PM (P4Pk9)

311 Posted by: DocJ at February 14, 2020



Outta my head!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 01:02 PM (nQpdK)

312 You won't get 2.
Posted by: rickb223 at February



That attitude does not make it more likely.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 01:02 PM (HALdu)

313 >>>Case has been closed against McCabe. No charges.



And just yesterday I was told Barr is the right man for the job.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 14, 2020 01:02 PM (AFSld)

314 >>275
"I need to level with you": Warren warns donors she's done soon if they don't start kicking in cash

Hang in there, Liz. Be a fighter.
Be a warrior.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 01:02 PM (u4/yY)

315 I think he is going to get hired and make his millions back.
Posted by: not so


Bwahahahahahahaha!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 01:03 PM (nQpdK)

316 @294

What would it take at this point?

You know what it would take, I know what it would take, we all know what it would take, but we can't say what it would take.


Bob from the NSA is listening and he's a rat fuck.
Posted by: John Thornton at February 14, 2020 01:01 PM (uKFM/)

Precisely.

Posted by: DocJ at February 14, 2020 01:03 PM (77WPm)

317 I am curious as to Trump's reaction to McCabe news.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 01:03 PM (q80AH)

318 Well, I'll pour the lighter fluid on my head but keep the lighter itself at a prudent distance for now.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 14, 2020 01:03 PM (RD7QR)

319 Well so far Barr is running the GOPe script like a pro. Even managed to rope a bunch of us in.

I really have to credit them for their temerity.

But it's like complimenting a snake on its sharp curvy fangs.

Posted by: ... at February 14, 2020 01:03 PM (AKzC2)

320 The U.S. suffrage movement was the civil rights advance that affected the largest number of people in this country

--

The movement that opened the door for the workforce to be doubled and adjusted so that it required two adults working full time to pay for the same stuff people had before women were equal?

Yeah, it definitely affected everyone. Congratulations ladies.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at February 14, 2020 01:03 PM (RB8C+)

321 The stooge cadre has been laying the foundation for a Chewbacca defense since day one. Cartman must not prevail!

Posted by: Sock Monkey...channeling my inner hillbilly at February 14, 2020 01:03 PM (Lp+bg)

322 Bwahahahahahahaha!
Posted by: rickb223 at February



Why not?

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 01:04 PM (HALdu)

323 The James Madison

Wasted a few more processing cycles on Picard, what I get for thinking nyah.

One point I just realized I overlooked is this series abandons the episodic format that TOS and TNG used so what we are being treated to is, get this, a long TV novel.

At first I considered the first episode to be Chapter One of this novel. But further ruminations leads me to a more horrible conclusion. The writers in their zeal to retcon their idea of Star Trek to the audience, they wrote a prologue from Hell instead.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 14, 2020 01:04 PM (C1i7d)

324 #SixWeeks

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 14, 2020 01:04 PM (1g7ch)

325 320 The U.S. suffrage movement was the civil rights advance that affected the largest number of people in this country

--

The movement that opened the door for the workforce to be doubled and adjusted so that it required two adults working full time to pay for the same stuff people had before women were equal?

Yeah, it definitely affected everyone. Congratulations ladies.
Posted by: Moron Robbie at February 14, 2020 01:03 PM (RB8C+)

===========

"Capitalism is broken because one person can't support a household anymore!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 01:04 PM (q80AH)

326 314 >>275
"I need to level with you": Warren warns donors she's done soon if they don't start kicking in cash

Hang in there, Liz. Be a fighter.
Be a warrior.
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 01:02 PM (u4/yY)

It's "Buddy I need gas money" time. Though I doubt anybody will ask for something from her in compensation. IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 14, 2020 01:05 PM (RD7QR)

327 314 >>275
"I need to level with you": Warren warns donors she's done soon if they don't start kicking in cash

Hang in there, Liz. Be a fighter.
Be a warrior.
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 01:02 PM (u4/yY)

Be a brave

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 14, 2020 01:05 PM (JFO2v)

328 Lawfare is just baiting Trump with this news today.

Posted by: Eskimo at February 14, 2020 01:05 PM (ZYNmu)

329 I'm sure Trump is wondering "You gotta be kidding me". I'm sure he wants to pardon Flynn....today and he'd be justified.

"If McCabe is not going to be prosecuted for lying to the FBI, why should Flynn? Especially when he didn't lie"

Posted by: WisRich at February 14, 2020 01:05 PM (G0vdT)

330 I will once again point to Barr's red meat speech in the fall. Dead giveaway. I don't need Shecky Greene running the DOJ. Just shut up and arrest people.

Posted by: ... at February 14, 2020 01:05 PM (AKzC2)

331 NOOD Afghanistan

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 14, 2020 01:05 PM (OUMaO)

332 Per Jamie Dupree: DOJ declines to prosecute McCabe.


Posted by: Bert G at February 14, 2020 12:21 PM (Y+/QX)

Laws are for little people and Trump supporters.


Bless their pea-picking hearts, they are not going to be happy until there is actual revolution to get rid of the rot because they are making it very clear that people like McCabe and Brennan will not be held accountable by them.


Barr is useless.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 14, 2020 01:06 PM (nAiE/)

333 Stroke and Page will skate also ... Barr is just a deep state stooge. They have no idea the damage they are doing.

Posted by: Pliney at February 14, 2020 01:06 PM (nzKWW)

334 I am going to stop my prognostications about politics. I'm batting about .220.

I've been saying from the beginning McCabe would be the fall guy. Fail.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 01:06 PM (2DOZq)

335 "I need to level with you": Warren warns donors she's done soon if they don't start kicking in cash

Hang in there, Liz. Be a fighter.
Be a warrior.
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 01:02 PM (u4/yY)

Be a brave

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 14, 2020 01:05 PM


***

Beads! Get yer Beads right here! Lots a Beads. Right here! Step right up!!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 14, 2020 01:06 PM (axyOa)

336
Hollywood needs to do a Picard movie.
- Wesley returns after decades of interdimensional sodomy by the aliens, with strange powers and pesky anal leakage.
- Wilma Riker has fully transitioned, but subsequently had a tragic transporter accident and her vajayjay is now a mass of tentacles.
- Worf settled down got married had more kids and lives a life of normalcy. Dies in the opening act.
- Troy, a rainbow haired plaid dyke, now uses her powers for murder targeting those she thinks are evil patriarchs, and tripping people.
- Geordi decides it's better to take all the extra shit he gets being handicapped and put his eyes back out, pours acid in his ears and feeds his foot to Data's cat.
- Data decides humanity is too vile to live and is constructing a Doomsday device to destroy us all.

Posted by: Ped Xing at February 14, 2020 01:06 PM (OU875)

337 I don't trust the DOJ to follow any indictment recommendations by Durham. NONE AT ALL.

Posted by: Silence Dogood at February 14, 2020 01:06 PM (SH7Tr)

338 Hannity is going to be LITAF today.

Posted by: John Thornton at February 14, 2020 01:07 PM (uKFM/)

339 335 "I need to level with you": Warren warns donors she's done soon if they don't start kicking in cash

Hang in there, Liz. Be a fighter.
Be a warrior.
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 01:02 PM (u4/yY)

Be a brave

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 14, 2020 01:05 PM


***

Beads! Get yer Beads right here! Lots a Beads. Right here! Step right up!!
Posted by: Diogenes at February 14, 2020 01:06 PM (axyOa)

Blankets! Get yer blankets here!
Official memorial Liz Warren blankets!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 01:07 PM (l4C/z)

340 290 Joy Behar: 'Every single' Democratic presidential candidate has a racism problem.


The accusation of racism has become meaningless.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 14, 2020 01:07 PM (Uu+Jp)

341 "Capitalism is broken because one person can't support a household anymore!"

--

Imagine watching your wife walk into the factory and telling your boss she'd do your job for half the pay, and you being told to pack up your stuff.

"Honey, great news! I got a job!"

Posted by: Moron Robbie at February 14, 2020 01:07 PM (RB8C+)

342 323 The James Madison

Wasted a few more processing cycles on Picard, what I get for thinking nyah.

One point I just realized I overlooked is this series abandons the episodic format that TOS and TNG used so what we are being treated to is, get this, a long TV novel.

At first I considered the first episode to be Chapter One of this novel. But further ruminations leads me to a more horrible conclusion. The writers in their zeal to retcon their idea of Star Trek to the audience, they wrote a prologue from Hell instead.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 14, 2020 01:04 PM (C1i7d)

==========

Heh.

Yeah, no "serious" show does episodic television anymore. It's the Sopranos/Game of Thrones model of serialized television. Probably pushed along majorly by bingewatching.

I have no problem with large stories like that, but I return to a particular contrast.

I tried to watch Daredevil at the same time that I watched Bondarchuk's 7 hour War and Peace film.

War and Peace was chock full of story from beginning to end, and it was seven hours long.

Daredevil was a few hours longer and just meandered for most of its runtime.

It's not that long stories are bad, but that they are hard to pull off well and very few people in television have any idea how to do it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 01:07 PM (q80AH)

343 >>275
"I need to level with you": Warren warns donors she's done soon if they don't start kicking in cash

Bloomberg would be wise to bankroll her for awhile just to keep Bernie's bald pate sweating.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 01:07 PM (u4/yY)

344 Fire the entire DoJ. Starting with Barr.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 14, 2020 01:07 PM (OUMaO)

345 320
The movement that opened the door for the workforce to be doubled and adjusted so that it required two adults working full time to pay for the same stuff people had before women were equal?

Yeah, it definitely affected everyone. Congratulations ladies.
Posted by: Moron Robbie at February 14, 2020 01:03 PM (RB8C+)

Almost as if the whole point was to destroy the value of money so the "little people" couldn't afford as much...

Posted by: Allie at February 14, 2020 01:07 PM (UnA8+)

346 313 >>>Case has been closed against McCabe. No charges.



And just yesterday I was told Barr is the right man for the job.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 14, 2020 01:02 PM (AFSld)
--------

Yep. He was going to clean it up. Make it so everyone can trust the FBI/DOJ.

Posted by: WisRich at February 14, 2020 01:07 PM (G0vdT)

347 "Capitalism is broken because one person can't support a household anymore!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 01:04 PM (q80AH)

Capitalism isn't broken but society certainly is.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 14, 2020 01:08 PM (nAiE/)

348 317 I am curious as to Trump's reaction to McCabe news.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 01:03 PM (q80AH)

I hope he twitters it up Barr's ass. Sideways.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 14, 2020 01:08 PM (H8QX8)

349 343 >>275
"I need to level with you": Warren warns donors she's done soon if they don't start kicking in cash

Bloomberg would be wise to bankroll her for awhile just to keep Bernie's bald pate sweating.
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 01:07 PM (u4/yY)

=========

The DNC should. Anything to weaken Sanders.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 01:08 PM (q80AH)

350 Bob from the NSA is listening and he's a rat fuck.
Posted by: John Thornton

Bob, y'all need to come out and visit my neck of the woods. I'm always neighborly. I'd invite you to sit a spell, take yer shoes off maby watch Deliverance.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...channeling my inner hillbilly at February 14, 2020 01:08 PM (Lp+bg)

351 347 Capitalism isn't broken but society certainly is.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 14, 2020 01:08 PM (nAiE/)

And the Crony-Corporatism Frankenstein Monster we have now isn't exactly Pure Bred Capitalism.

Posted by: Allie at February 14, 2020 01:08 PM (UnA8+)

352 If Lizzie would slap Bernie would that count as counting coup?

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 14, 2020 01:09 PM (Uu+Jp)

353
Can we expect German politicians to put American interests above Germany's interests?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 12:42 PM (q80AH)





That's actually a reasonable question. But I'm not a reasonable guy.

Frankly, considering that the Sausage-Eaters have outsourced their National Defense to the US for at least 30 years, I expect them to kiss our ass, grovel and publicly beg for our protection.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 14, 2020 01:09 PM (kw0bd)

354 331 NOOD Afghanistan

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 14, 2020 01:05 PM (OUMaO)

Today I couldn't give 2 shits about Afghanistan...pass.

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 01:10 PM (cF8AT)

355 Twix bar + banana + milk.

This is probably so bad for me but I don't care.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 01:11 PM (l4C/z)

356 The timing on this (McCabe) is very suspicious. Especially after the Stone prosecutors told main justice they'd rec a certain sentence and then apparently did something else in court --and then skedaddled when caught.

Despite the letterhead are we absolutely sure this is not another public challenge to Barr as opposed to an agreement by Barr?

Posted by: corn and beans at February 14, 2020 01:11 PM (tkNkP)

357 When you bring in a rat killer you want to see some dead rats.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 14, 2020 01:11 PM (wXw18)

358 @334

They literally have an FBI lawyer dead to rights in falsifying FISA applications, they had this a year ago and they are not prosecuting him.


At this point I really don't understand what Barr/Durham are doing.


What exactly are they investigating?


Barr's DOJ is knocking everything down, all of this is based on IG reports and what ever ancillary investigations went into the IG reports.


There is simply no other investigation avenue for them.


This is nauseating.

Posted by: John Thornton at February 14, 2020 01:12 PM (uKFM/)

359 Link to NYT story.



Don't read it if you want to continue to lie to yourself.



https://nyti.ms/2UTI2n8

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 12:50 PM (nQpdK)

==============================
I read what was in the DOJ's letter to McCabe. Or I can read what NYT wants me to believe. I hope you were being sarcastic, Rick, because on this matter, anyway, the NYT has zero, zilch credibility as far as I'm concerned. So I'm not lying to myself, I'm withholding judgement until more information from reliable sources is released.

Posted by: mrp at February 14, 2020 01:12 PM (Pqytn)

360 They literally have an FBI lawyer dead to rights in falsifying FISA applications, they had this a year ago and they are not prosecuting him.

--

That pretty much sums up the entire game, doesn't it?

Posted by: Moron Robbie at February 14, 2020 01:13 PM (RB8C+)

361 >>Can we expect German politicians to put American interests above Germany's interests?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 12:42 PM (q80AH)


When I hear someone articulate a rational, credible, *modern* reason for US garrisons all over the world, I won't say something in response like "Sure. American politicians put Korean interests above US interests routinely, and not only Korea."

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 01:13 PM (u4/yY)

362 As Insty has said, if the full extent of what they did ever gets out, it'll be worse than we imagined

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at February 14, 2020 01:13 PM (vPKfA)

363 >>357
When you bring in a rat killer you want to see some dead rats. Posted by: Braenyard at February 14, 2020 01:11 PM (wXw1


Speaking of James Bond movies, Silva had a line about a barrel of rats eating each other.
James Bond thread.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 01:14 PM (u4/yY)

364 Jailing them for what we know would be adequate.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 14, 2020 01:15 PM (wXw18)

365 363 >>357
When you bring in a rat killer you want to see some dead rats. Posted by: Braenyard at February 14, 2020 01:11 PM (wXw1


Speaking of James Bond movies, Silva had a line about a barrel of rats eating each other.
James Bond thread.
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 01:14 PM (u4/yY)

=========

It's the perfect subject for this place.

Movies. Nations. Guns. Boobs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 01:15 PM (q80AH)

366 Maybe McCabe is not being charged in "Lying Case", but he'll be charged in another one.

Or maybe he sang for Barr and this is his reward.

I'm trying to put a good spin on this....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 14, 2020 01:15 PM (CqE5x)

367 @366

There is no good spin to put on any of this.

The way they went after Trump was text book how you would take down a KingPin.


You go after little fish to get bigger fish, eating up the chain to the Big Kahuna.


Our side hasn't even landed so much as a guppy.

Posted by: John Thornton at February 14, 2020 01:17 PM (uKFM/)

368 I'm trying to put a good spin on this....
Posted by: JoeF. at February 14, 2020 01:15 PM (CqE5x)

I'm tired of spin and being asked to fantabulate chess moves and grand schemes requiring preternatural patience as we hunker under barrages of shit being thrown by the Left.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 14, 2020 01:19 PM (H8QX8)

369 Treason never prospers.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 14, 2020 01:20 PM (wy4Th)

370 Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 12:59 PM (HALdu)
*********
First off the people who constantly bitch & Moan like a 13 year old girl who just lost her 1st BF to her BFF have NO clue about this story, they read headlines of stories & think that it means they are off Scot free

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at February 14, 2020 01:25 PM (BqBId)

371 For if it does

Posted by: ... at February 14, 2020 01:27 PM (AKzC2)

372 All Barr is doing is running out the statute of limitations clock. He'll be ready to take a shot right after that expires. The Washington Generals game plans at their finest.

Posted by: An Observation at February 14, 2020 01:35 PM (Vc32C)

373 "'The whole thing is so abnormal,' Mr. Morrell said"

Yeah, well so is multitudes of government officials and bureaucrats breaking gigantic swaths of laws in an attempt to pull off the coup of a duly elected president.

Posted by: csmats at February 14, 2020 01:36 PM (X5VFN)

374 193 A wise idea. This is only for the IG referral from April 2018 regarding media leaks and lying to the FBI. This is not Durham.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2020 12:38 PM (ZLI7S)

------

You really have the knee pads on don't you?

Posted by: MAGA at February 14, 2020 01:37 PM (jYJE6)

375 The way they went after Trump was text book how you would take down a KingPin.

Not really. Their textbook plan only works if the target folds like a scared littly bitch puppy, which EVERY GOPe save a preicous few have been to date.

Trump fought back. And he wasn't just fighting for himself and his family, he was fighting for US. Trump is our Voice, that's why they hate him with the heat of a million suns.

Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 01:44 PM (DJFLF)

376 Deep State's greatest ally and weapon has been the weakness and fecklessness of the GOP.

Trump took that away from them.

Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 01:45 PM (DJFLF)

377 Posted by: MAGA at February 14, 2020 01:37 PM (jYJE6)
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No Sweetheart, that is called the Truth

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at February 14, 2020 01:50 PM (BqBId)

378 372 All Barr is doing is running out the statute of limitations clock. He'll be ready to take a shot right after that expires. The Washington Generals game plans at their finest.
Posted by: An Observation at February 14, 2020 01:35 PM (Vc32C)

Pretty much the case. But that would still be better than Sessions/Huber where they looked the other way at Hillary. What worthless POS those men are.

Posted by: Sockmund Freud at February 14, 2020 02:01 PM (ONvIw)

379 the thing about a privilege, even executive privilege is you can waive it.

And you can be deemed to have waived it, when the material at issue has been widely disseminated because your agent put it on an unprotected bathroom server, and used it as a clearinghouse cutout for information she was peddling to the highest bidder.

Posted by: simplemind at February 14, 2020 02:24 PM (dzXSt)

380 6-9 years for Roger Stone, and McCabe walks free.

Posted by: Jane D'oh
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Not just free, free as birds.

McCabe went skiing in Utah with his family over winter break.

Posted by: simplemind at February 14, 2020 02:28 PM (uzJ4c)

381 Here, I thought the DOJ/FBI was part of the Executive branch

Posted by: SMOD at February 14, 2020 03:10 PM (3aI0K)

382 Why do Molly Gulland Gaston and her bosses still have jobs? They tanked the Greg Craig case, jacked up Roger Stone, then never investigated the Andrew McCabe case. All with the same corrupt Amy Berman Jackson.

Posted by: wferrin at February 14, 2020 04:06 PM (UjYaa)

383 Oh please, just white noise from the corrupt DOJ to appease those fed up with the corruption running rampant in the FBI and DOJ. Investigating my arse.

Posted by: Rose at February 14, 2020 05:59 PM (f/Wek)

384 The NYT piece, by notorious Deep State conduit, Adam Goldman, is written so turgidly that it is almost impenetrable. It's as if Brennan and his lawyers don't have the spin down yet, they are concocting it on the fly, trying to get the story out ahead of Durham. They know what not to say, but they don't have a good cover story developed yet. Is something going to drop soon from Durham?

Posted by: Nikola's Notion at February 15, 2020 07:44 AM (hrHLc)

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