Surprise! Deep State Aligned "Republican" Senators Once Again Refuse to Dig Into Obamagate

Miss Lindsey says that Obama cannot, will not, must not be called to testify.

But Miss Lindsey sure will give 'im hell on Fox & Friends, where it counts!!!

Trump's Senate allies on Monday stopped short of echoing Trump's claim that Obama acted illegally when the Justice Department began probing incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn in late 2016. And they indicated that the Senate would pass on investigating the former president as they conduct their own investigations that could soon ensnare other senior Obama administration officials.

"I'm not anticipating calling President Obama, "said Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), whose panel is investigating the origins of the 2016 Russia investigation, even as he vowed to bring in former senior Obama administration officials as witnesses. Those ex-officials include former FBI Director James Comey and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

...

Senate Republicans, however, sidestepped questions of whether the Justice Department should pursue criminal investigations against the former Obama officials...


Senate Republicans largely demurred on Trump’s public effort to lean on investigators to target his longtime adversaries, but they said they understood why he was frustrated.

"He was accused of being a stooge for [Vladimir] Putin and then subject to the appointment of a special counsel," added Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee. "I understand why the president feels like he's under assault. But I think we need to do our own independent investigation. Obviously, Mr. Durham is doing his. We’ll hear from them. But I think we have an important role to play in terms of congressional oversight."

What role is that, Johnny Boy? Faking up Failure Theater productions?

Last week, Tucker Carlson accused Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and Richard Burr as essentially being silent partners of the Democrats in their Deep State coup efforts.

Skip to 10:50. Carlson calls McConnell, Graham, and Burr "total phonies who pretend to represent you... but they don't."


Posted by: Ace at 12:32 PM




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1 oh yes

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 12:32 PM (x4XFu)

2 Yeah, that'll show 'em.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 12, 2020 12:33 PM (CQ3Qb)

3 I think Adam Schiff's scrawny neck should be in the world's tiniest noose.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 12, 2020 12:34 PM (Uu+Jp)

4 he won't need to be called Good Lord they have him on a silver platter

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 12:34 PM (Lrula)

5 That fresh thread feeling all day!

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at May 12, 2020 12:34 PM (BRpqW)

6 GOPe = useless

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 12, 2020 12:34 PM (svbBD)

7 Is this one of those water is wet deals?

Posted by: nip at May 12, 2020 12:35 PM (Izot6)

8 Arrests are imminent !!!

*snort

Posted by: rickb223 at May 12, 2020 12:35 PM (8mOxN)

9 *rage strokes*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 12:35 PM (ptqGC)

10
"As I investigate the origins of Russiagate, I won't call the originator of Russiagate."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 12, 2020 12:35 PM (SFAhl)

11 repost from earlier this morning

Dinesh D'Souza @DineshDSouza

Republicans---even Trump Republicans---are a little scared to put the handcuffs on Obama. This hasn't happened to a president before. But which previous president conspired to frame and entrap his successor? Handcuffs, I say! And let the chips fall where they may
@realDonaldTrump


A little?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 12:35 PM (x4XFu)

12 Trump should issue a pardon for Obama. Then all the underlings will have someone to blame.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 12, 2020 12:35 PM (CQ3Qb)

13 It's hard to gore a Chinese ox when it is making monthly deposits into your reelection fund.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 12, 2020 12:35 PM (Hcsoi)

14 All pigs are equal but some pigs are more equal than others.

Posted by: ShainS at May 12, 2020 12:36 PM (WqPYg)

15 Not surprised. Over at Insty we've had a rash of concern trolls throwing cold water on Obamagate and telling us to MoveOn.

Posted by: Fen at May 12, 2020 12:36 PM (WE806)

16 "As I investigate the origins of Russiagate, I won't call the originator of Russiagate."
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


*or any of those guilty of Russiagate.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 12, 2020 12:36 PM (8mOxN)

17

...because they ALL held McCain's hand marching the dossier over.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 12:36 PM (x4XFu)

18 I understand CiNC's frustration, and he's right. But he should largely be staying out of it. Let the investigations continue. There is some good work being done by DoJ. Don't fuck that up by jumping the shark.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, stating from 457 meters at May 12, 2020 12:36 PM (1iluU)

19 so you put him in front of committee & he says I don't recall, Recollect it ! then what do you do ???

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 12:36 PM (Lrula)

20 I really wish the walls will close in on that dog-eating sonofabitch.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 12, 2020 12:36 PM (ufFY8)

21 I would note that in 1912, Congressional Democrats had no problems calling then ex-President Theodore Roosevelt to testify about Panama Canal funding as well as his activities in working with industrialists to pull the country out of a 1907 financial panic. Remember, TR was also a third party presidential candidate that year also.

Posted by: Isophorone at May 12, 2020 12:36 PM (Nrz1h)

22 Committee hearings in Congress are and have been nothing but whitewash jobs since Clinton took office.

Nothing ever comes of these, and the leftards can point to these shams and say, "Oh, they already looked at that," as if the blatantly guilty are now protected under their twisted misapplication of the double jeopardy rule.

Posted by: fktheleft at May 12, 2020 12:36 PM (I54dk)

23 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 12:37 PM (LvTSG)

24 GOP continued to force McCain on AZ long after he proved he was simply a total tool of the left and the we want more wars crowd.
And that's the reason the GOP doesn't get a dime from me, EVAR.

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at May 12, 2020 12:37 PM (kp35W)

25 "When they go low, we go high."

--- shit Mooch spewed

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 12:37 PM (ptqGC)

26 Tucker took Gowdy to the woodshed last night. I didn't think I could feel sorry for Gowdy, but dang...

Posted by: lymond at May 12, 2020 12:37 PM (Jvjtu)

27 I'm old enough to remember someone putting up a website to get rid of Graham because of amnesty. That was 2006 and he's still there. Oh and he'll get reelected again because conservatives are stupid and always settle for the ass reaming.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 12, 2020 12:37 PM (j3npP)

28 Assholes.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at May 12, 2020 12:37 PM (SRRAx)

29 so you put him in front of committee & he says I don't recall, Recollect it ! then what do you do ???
====

What difference does it make?!?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary at May 12, 2020 12:37 PM (lOM0G)

30 After trump leaves office, they will charge trump if he spits on the sidewalk. Why so scared over tfg...

Posted by: Pliney at May 12, 2020 12:38 PM (nzKWW)

31 Its like McCain is still alive and his cock is in Lindsay.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 12, 2020 12:38 PM (7iLKU)

32 Lindsey Graham could fill an encyclopedia volume with all the promises he's made and didn't keep. Nobody ever calls him on it.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, stating from 457 meters at May 12, 2020 12:38 PM (1iluU)

33 House of cards.

Posted by: iandeal at May 12, 2020 12:38 PM (vgGyZ)

34 If they don't vote for a hanging....i say we them too.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at May 12, 2020 12:38 PM (kF4j5)

35 30 After trump leaves office, they will charge trump if he spits on the sidewalk. Why so scared over tfg...
Posted by: Pliney at May 12, 2020 12:38 PM (nzKWW)

They could come for them too. Which they will eventually.

Posted by: Someguy at May 12, 2020 12:38 PM (Zm+LZ)

36 Zombie McCain has his hand up Lindsey's butt again.

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

37 Ace it is a lot like living with an abusive alcoholic, at some point you quit hating the drunk and hate the chief enabler more.
The GOP Go Along Gang is the communist drunk's chief enabler.

Posted by: sven at May 12, 2020 12:38 PM (oRLRa)

38 Ok, Lindsey,... don't call Barack. Call Valarie Jarrett... under oath. Call Susan Rice and Samatha Powers. Call Sally Yates. Call Tarmac AG. Make 'em testify again and compare with what was said before. Under oath... open session.

Posted by: Yip at May 12, 2020 12:39 PM (8cUgT)

39 Hannity called out Lindsey to his face on this a few days ago. Nicely, but he made it clear that he wants hearings not platitudes.

But you know what? Fuck those poseurs. Trump has a DoJ. If he can't find an AG who will do the necessary, then that's on Trump.

Posted by: Lost Canuck at May 12, 2020 12:39 PM (8Kd0w)

40 Separate now.

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at May 12, 2020 12:39 PM (4Q1w7)

41 Is Fauci testimony this weeks Terror Tuesday? I had bet on health care heroes dying.

Posted by: Ripley at May 12, 2020 12:39 PM (MxEKc)

42 It's almost like Dinesh carries a grudge. Good for him. If more Americans had his balls, the country would be better off.

Anyways, I'm not even mad Graham won't call Obama. As Joe Cabot said, "what the hell for? It'd just be more bullshit." I'm more annoyed with Cornyn's "independent" investigation. Listen buddy, when indictments are handed out, the Senate's posturing will mean very little. So go back to the nothing you regularly offer.

Posted by: trev006 at May 12, 2020 12:39 PM (TbnwU)

43 I don't like the injustice of it but I do understand the wisdom of not going after former presidents, especially one's political rival, after they are out of office.

I think Trump should announce all the stuff Obama was involved with, all the crimes and abuse of power... then pardon him. Then the stain is on Obama for eternity, and all the things he did out on record. But no blight on America with the next administration prosecuting the former.

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

44 I say hang them too.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at May 12, 2020 12:39 PM (kF4j5)

45 It would be terrible, just terrible if all the behind the scenes CCP cash to these asshoes was exposed.

I'm sure they have all filed the proper documentation in a timely manner.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at May 12, 2020 12:40 PM (JY8Ei)

46 The GOP has been 100% in on this coup from the beginning.

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 12, 2020 12:40 PM (1vIuC)

47 YAWN. Establishment Rethugicans are going to do what they always do. Did we honestly expect them to do anything else? We had 8 years of them saying "Impeachment is off the table" for TFG. Why stop now?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 12, 2020 12:40 PM (N39Ws)

48 There are no Democrats or Republicans. There is only Big People and Little People.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 12:40 PM (l4C/z)

49 Miss Lindsey has been in Washington DC too long to have escaped the blackmail machine that town revolves around.

Its the "mutually assured destruction" that keeps that veneer of comity in place in DC. Its why R's and D's will disagree with each other, but never really threaten each others' positions in the echelons of the ruling class.

This is why Trump is such a threat. He is the honey badger to the mutually assured destruction threat. He don't care.

Posted by: Defenestratus at May 12, 2020 12:40 PM (9V81o)

50 The only way turtle, lindsay and the rest get on this is if Trump leans on them really hard. Otherwise, its all Ka-ka kabuki.

Posted by: Archer at May 12, 2020 12:40 PM (gmo/4)

51 Ah no matter...it is not the right time to call obama anyway.

Ya investigate a conspiracy from the outside in....get his underlings...his time will come. his time will come

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 12, 2020 12:40 PM (85Gof)

52 Tucker needs to go independent of Fox.

Posted by: Augustine at May 12, 2020 12:41 PM (Alp4m)

53 I can't get worked up on a chamber of Congress not holding hearings.

I've seen too many lead to too little to care anymore.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 12:41 PM (LvTSG)

54 46
The GOP has been 100% in on this coup from the beginning.

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 12, 2020 12:40 PM (1vIuC
THIS ^^^^^^^

Posted by: Yip at May 12, 2020 12:41 PM (8cUgT)

55 Mexican president wants Barry's administration investigated for Fast & Furious.

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

56 All of these GOP swamp rats knew that his entire thing was a fraud but allowed it to proceed for three years in order to hamstring and constrain Trump.


They could have gone to the well of the Senate or House and ended this fraud three years ago.


During the time of the rectification of names, Lindsey Graham should get to be the first.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 12, 2020 12:41 PM (NkeJ4)

57 Ok, Lindsey,... don't call Barack. Call Valarie Jarrett... under oath. Call Susan Rice and Samatha Powers. Call Sally Yates. Call Tarmac AG. Make 'em testify again and compare with what was said before. Under oath... open session.

Now, THAT I can get behind. Absolutely, that, and loudly and spectacularly as possible. Not because anything gets done, but because it puts a thumb in the eye of all those jackasses claiming "not a whiff of corruption" "no scandals in eight years" Because it forces the topic and the events into the news. And mostly because those corrupt zealots have it coming.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 12:41 PM (KZzsI)

58 I believe they're protecting John McCain and their own malfeasance.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 12, 2020 12:41 PM (4zFfP)

59 @JackPosobiec

US official tells @OANN on declassification:

"This goes way beyond Flynn"

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

60 38 Ok, Lindsey,... don't call Barack. Call Valarie Jarrett... under oath. Call Susan Rice and Samatha Powers. Call Sally Yates. Call Tarmac AG. Make 'em testify again and compare with what was said before. Under oath... open session.
Posted by: Yip at May 12, 2020 12:39 PM (8cUgT)

Once they nail enough of the accomplices and establish the lawlessness of the Obama Administration, it will be more politically expedient to go after him.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 12, 2020 12:42 PM (J+mig)

61 Ah no matter...it is not the right time to call obama anyway.

I agree, even if it were a good idea, you do this once you have the rest in the bag, not at the start.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 12:42 PM (KZzsI)

62 I'd settle for a 'charge' of unindicted co-conspirator for TFG.

He'll never be convicted anyways. At least that would show up in some of the history books.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 12, 2020 12:42 PM (Z4rgH)

63 Democrats and republicans alike seethe with anger that Trump has not been bribed or blackmailed like they have. It makes it so hard to deal with him on an equal footing.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (Hcsoi)

64 Obama Pardons James Cartwright, General Who Lied to F.B.I. in Leak Case - The New York Times
https://tinyurl.com/y9tktqmp

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (4zFfP)

65 Republicans---even Trump Republicans---are a little scared to put the handcuffs on Obama.

--

I didn't know any US Senator had the ability to handcuff anyone.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (O+I8R)

66 >>>54 46
The GOP has been 100% in on this coup from the beginning.

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 12, 2020 12:40 PM (1vIuC
THIS ^^^

yup.

And the GOP is nothing but a megacorporation favor bank with some completely insincere rhetoric about life and liberty attached to swindle the rubes.

Posted by: ace at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (PbpT7)

67
I'm not even mad Graham won't call Obama. As Joe Cabot said, "what the hell for? It'd just be more bullshit."

Posted by: trev006

=========

You have a point. Hillary's Benghazi testimony went down with the MSM as a triumph.

Obama's testimony will count more, shall we say, in a tribunal or court of law.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (SFAhl)

68 I expect the failure theater of diminishing returns

1) we wont call Obama to testify but we will ask him some questions informally.

2) well...we won't ask Obama we will ask his spokesperson

3) well... we won't ask his spokesperson, we'll just post our questions in a Senate resolution.

4) well...not a Senate resolution, just a full page oped in the NYTs and WaPo

5) okay maybe just a harshly worded memo

6) oh, we're breaking for summer recess

7) what's that? Obamagate? Oh yeah, I'll be talking about that tonight on FOX at 8pm. Don't miss it.

Dear _Mark_ , can you believe what Obama got away with? If I am re-elected, I promise to nail him down on it. Please send more money to my campaign!

Posted by: Fen at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (WE806)

69 I believe they're protecting John McCain and their own malfeasance.

This is at least part of the reason for the foot dragging in the DOJ, I think. Trying to find a way to get the bad guys without also getting... well the rest of the bad guys and totally destabilizing our entire government.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (KZzsI)

70
Tucker Carlson accused Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and Richard Burr as essentially being silent partners of the Democrats in their Deep State coup efforts.

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And, here, Tucker is right. Don't know if I'd go for "partners," but I think they have been standing on the sidelines cheering on Team Blue during the coup. McCain was certainly a partner - he was helping out with the pee-pee dossier from early on.

As for the ongoing coverup - they will run interference for the coup plotters as any investigations proceed, and that will be much closer to "partnership."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (5jaxN)

71 I don't want hearings, I want trials.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (l4C/z)

72 Actually charging Obama would set a precedent that would be used more against Republican ex-Presidents. And no DC jury would EVER convict Obama anyway.

Nope, need to get the underlings and get them to state under oath that it was Obama's plan. Need to trash the shit out of Obama's fake rep. But don't actually charge him. Leave it out there as a big, ugly, black mark.

And of course dirty up Joe once the Dem "convention" is over.

Posted by: Lost Canuck at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (8Kd0w)

73 I think you have to keep in mind that people like Cornyn have seen the unredacted intel. He knows what's coming and what's going to be released. Plus who would want to drag a former POTUS into this? Just keep digging at the people around him.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, stating from 457 meters at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (1iluU)

74 43 I don't like the injustice of it but I do understand the wisdom of not going after former presidents, especially one's political rival, after they are out of office.

I think Trump should announce all the stuff Obama was involved with, all the crimes and abuse of power... then pardon him. Then the stain is on Obama for eternity, and all the things he did out on record. But no blight on America with the next administration prosecuting the former.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 12:39 PM (KZzsI)

CT, I agree, but you know the way the media and Democrats (birm) would spin an Obama pardon would be that Trump is trying to set a precedent so the next President will pardon him.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (jK8Z7)

75 25 "When they go low, we go high."

--- shit Mooch spewed
Posted by: Jane D'oh
_________

She was talking about her boob belts, right?

Posted by: Furious George at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (9vQJW)

76 Is Fauci testimony this weeks Terror Tuesday? I had bet on health care heroes dying.
Posted by: Ripley at May 12, 2020 12:39 PM (MxEKc)


it's a sh*tshow as usual
had to turn it off

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (x4XFu)

77 ...his time will come. his time will come


Here, Steiner Steiner Steiner!

Posted by: banned cant see steiner from his house at May 12, 2020 12:44 PM (eBtSM)

78 I don't like the injustice of it but I do understand
the wisdom of not going after former presidents, especially one's
political rival, after they are out of office.




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

What about their spouses? I don't disagree with this approach, but does Hillary get a pass as well? She helped fund the dossier and committed a number of crimes with her personal server. Where do we draw the line?

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at May 12, 2020 12:44 PM (uhPTO)

79 I wish Lindsay would just come out of the closet and admit that he's a DeepStatesexual.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at May 12, 2020 12:44 PM (hA/7S)

80 72 Actually charging Obama would set a precedent that would be used more against Republican ex-Presidents. And no DC jury would EVER convict Obama anyway.

Nope, need to get the underlings and get them to state under oath that it was Obama's plan. Need to trash the shit out of Obama's fake rep. But don't actually charge him. Leave it out there as a big, ugly, black mark.

And of course dirty up Joe once the Dem "convention" is over.
Posted by: Lost Canuck at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (8Kd0w)

I like "unindicted co-conspirator."

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 12:44 PM (jK8Z7)

81 It's really, really simple...
Nobody will go to jail
Because nobody will be convicted
Because nobody will be brought to trial
Because nobody will be indicted

There will be no pre-dawn, no-knock raids of any of the rats from the Obama Regime responsible for running a counter-intel op against the opposition party candidate for POTUS in 2016, and then continuing that as a palace coup attempt once that candidate was elected and inaugurated.

This is all Failure Theater writ large. And will happen again if Trump is re-elected.

Fucking back on it.

Posted by: DocJ at May 12, 2020 12:45 PM (DU2N9)

82 71 I don't want hearings, I want trials.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (l4C/z)

==========

Yeah, and Congress only does one kind of trial. We had that already this year.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 12:45 PM (LvTSG)

83 watch, unfortunately they might stall long enough to then say it's too close to the election and we don't want to look too partisan.

many of those who are supposed on our side are probably still afraid of being trashed in the NY Times, the Wa Po and CNN.

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at May 12, 2020 12:45 PM (4a9Vv)

84 They are all of the Borg. It is known.

Posted by: Eromero at May 12, 2020 12:45 PM (XhWtx)

85 I believe Tuco on this.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 12, 2020 12:45 PM (o2MD2)

86 72 Actually charging Obama would set a precedent that would be used more against Republican ex-Presidents.
Posted by: Lost Canuck at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (8Kd0w)

It is fortunate then that our enemies do not rely on precedent. Rather liberating.

Posted by: Someguy at May 12, 2020 12:45 PM (Zm+LZ)

87 Republicans will not dig into this because too many of them are complicit in it.

We are long past the time to simply admit - publicly - that just because someone is GOP does not mean they're necessarily "our" ally.

The difference between some GOP and DNC members is paper thin.

Posted by: I Have No Party at May 12, 2020 12:45 PM (4EqBd)

88 Keep pushing. They aren't going to call Obama. Going after a previous president is something a lot of the country doesn't want to do. Not yet. Not in the middle of a campaign season. But go after his administration. Let Trump push the Obama angle - he can do it better anyway. Move the investigation Overton window. "Can't call Obama, but we can call Comey."

Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 12:45 PM (sX1BW)

89 Hell, people under oath can lie to Congress and nothing happens. Cornyn and his independent investigation is a joke. I laughed when I read that. They've reduced themselves to being a national joke.

Posted by: Biergood at May 12, 2020 12:45 PM (FQWHA)

90

Look what Hillary got away with.

Two sets of laws.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 12:45 PM (x4XFu)

91 "The GOP has been 100% in on this coup from the beginning"

And that is why no one will suffer the consequences.

Posted by: freaked at May 12, 2020 12:46 PM (rKw6f)

92 Lindsey can always be counted on to faint on cue.

Posted by: aelfheld at May 12, 2020 12:46 PM (IxDhF)

93 Name a single House or Senate "Investigation" that actually produced a worthwhile result.

I saw Trey Gowdy on Tucker last night. He was spinning and spinning to try and defend the "report" he did, anything to avoid admitting that in the end, what he did was all bullshit that meant nothing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 12:46 PM (trdmm)

94 79 I wish Lindsay would just come out of the closet and admit that he's a DeepStatesexual.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at May 12, 2020 12:44 PM
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Lol

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 12:46 PM (ptqGC)

95 Of course, many of these pols are in on it.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 12, 2020 12:46 PM (oVJmc)

96 19
so you put him in front of committee he says I don't recall, Recollect it ! then what do you do ???

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 12:36 PM (Lrula)

________


You're missing the point. Were the roles reversed, the Dems would be pulling out all the stops to make the process the punishment (as they've already done since they won the House two years ago).
Our side -- with a few exceptions -- rarely fights back to make the Dems live by their own rules -- which is the only way (short of violence) to reign them in from continuing to run roughshod over we citizens and our Constitution.

Posted by: ShainS at May 12, 2020 12:46 PM (WqPYg)

97 Who cares if Congress does anything? It's the DOJ that will get these traitors convicted.

Posted by: RobertM at May 12, 2020 12:46 PM (lEqw+)

98 I think the best job in the world must be United States Senator.

You can sham and talk shit for decades, never do any heavy lifting, lots of time off, and make your fortune doing it. You never sweat, you never get dirty, you don't have to believe in anything. Just wear the nice suit and say your lines. What a scam.

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 12, 2020 12:46 PM (iTXRQ)

99
If they don't vote for a hanging....i say we them too.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot


Citizen's Arrest!
Citizen's Arrest!

Posted by: Gomer Pyle at May 12, 2020 12:46 PM (aKsyK)

100 73 I think you have to keep in mind that people like Cornyn have seen the unredacted intel. He knows what's coming and what's going to be released. Plus who would want to drag a former POTUS into this? Just keep digging at the people around him.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, stating from 457 meters at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (1iluU)

=========

There are very good reasons for WANTING to go after Obama. He's guilty, and you want to make it clear to future presidents that unlawful behavior as president can and will be punished. You also want to firmly sell the idea that one party will never be in power forever.

Now, in terms of the feasible, I also understand feeling that going after Obama is a bad idea.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 12:46 PM (LvTSG)

101 For those who have been following the gaslighting along with me, this week's Terror Tuesday is:

Fauci Testimony!

In which he delivers ALL the bad headline worthy news in one sitting. They are sick. Why is anyone "testifying" in the middle of this bullshit?

Democrats proving they won't even wait for the bodies to be cold before draping them in American flags and their special brand of nauseating righteousness.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 12:46 PM (uEbPt)

102 I'm certain that Obama was in on it from the start (and there's also a decent chance it was his idea in the first place, remember Jack Ryan).

Posted by: pookysgirl, probably pondering what you're pondering at May 12, 2020 12:47 PM (XKZwp)

103 Our side -- with a few exceptions -- rarely fights back to make the Dems live by their own rules -- which is the only way (short of violence) to reign them in from continuing to run roughshod over we citizens and our Constitution.
Posted by: ShainS at May 12, 2020 12:46 PM (WqPYg)

The lack of threat of a real response is part of the reason there's so much escalation.

Posted by: Someguy at May 12, 2020 12:47 PM (Zm+LZ)

104 85 I believe Tuco on this.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 12, 2020 12:45 PM (o2MD2)

Tuco says - "If you're gonna shoot, Shoot!!! Don't Talk!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 12:47 PM (trdmm)

105 In other news, since we are over 100 comments: the 1993 version of The Young and the Restless' Jill is pretty hawt.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 12, 2020 12:47 PM (ufFY8)

106 I would imagine that being labeled a racist for life as a result of going after Chocolate Jesus has something to do with their duplicity.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 12, 2020 12:47 PM (EgshT)

107 The Blue Angels apparently just flew nearby.
I didn't know they were scheduled.
I missed it because I didn't have pants on.

I claim Moron of the Day and await delivery of my ampersands.

Posted by: DaveA at May 12, 2020 12:47 PM (FhXTo)

108 Tucker, Hannity, Ingraham and Bartiromo
all have called Lindsey Graham out on this. Told him that the people are fed up with his inaction.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 12, 2020 12:48 PM (wiXsO)

109 And the GOP is nothing but a megacorporation favor bank with some completely insincere rhetoric about life and liberty attached to swindle the rubes.

Posted by: ace at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (PbpT7)

Thankfully, in the era of Trump, it at least looks like "is" might be slowly giving way to "was". We have a long way to go to get the ship righted, and it seems like the whole world is against us, because it is.

America is unique in all the world. Every other society has a top-down view of leadership and governance. Even when the leaders are elected, they say, you do.

The American model is bottom-up. We say, the and the government does. Those who wish to be leaders, and leaders abroad are uncomfortable with our existence, and our unprecedented success.

We've proven that mankind does not need them, that they are not essential. Their egos and their pride will not allow that conclusion.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 12, 2020 12:48 PM (J+mig)

110 I guess some people ARE Above The Law(tm).


Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2020 12:48 PM (3fnVZ)

111 You have a point. Hillary's Benghazi testimony went down with the MSM as a triumph. 

Obama's testimony will count more, shall we say, in a tribunal or court of law.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (SFAhl)

Nah. This is Sorkinized "twee good men" thinking. The reverse needs to happen: all of Obama's people turning on him, pleading guilty to the specific conspiracy and outlining Obama's role in it. Holder will be a dead ender, as will the Iranian ferret. But everyone else will drop dime: Rice and Yates are doing everything but getting their tits out for such an effort.

When I next hear from Obama, I want it to be a full videotaped confession, the primary condition to Trump giving him a pardon. Sufficient to execute or imprison his entire cabinet, while forever marking him as the spineless rat he is. I want to grab his base and rub their noses in it.

Posted by: trev006 at May 12, 2020 12:48 PM (TbnwU)

112
We are long past the time to simply admit - publicly - that just because someone is GOP does not mean they're necessarily "our" ally.

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I've been screaming bloody murder about this for the last four campaigns, and I was much slower to catch on to this than many others... I think the GOP exists mostly as a shambling zombie corpse now. Dems are headed there soon. I don't see these parties, as currently constituted, surviving much longer.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 12, 2020 12:48 PM (5jaxN)

113 Unless somebody already brought it, last night Schlichter had a funny:

"Trey Gowdy is the Jeff Sessions of Lindsey Grahams."

Thought that was pretty good.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 12, 2020 12:48 PM (El6T/)

114 Posted by: ShainS at May 12, 2020 12:46 PM (WqPYg)
******
Trump & friends are in control of this ! try to keep up

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (Lrula)

115 That senate majority is good for judges, middling on appointments and bad at everything else.

Shit weasels, the lot of them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (hYcqw)

116 I think Ace is being too harsh here. I don't think it would be in Trump's electoral best interests to haul Zero before a Senate committee.

We got enuf problems. Trump's base is already as enthused as it will ever be. I don't see any upside in going full Texas Chainsaw.

Posted by: mnw at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (Cssks)

117 88 Keep pushing. They aren't going to call Obama. Going after a previous president is something a lot of the country doesn't want to do. Not yet. Not in the middle of a campaign season. But go after his administration. Let Trump push the Obama angle - he can do it better anyway. Move the investigation Overton window. "Can't call Obama, but we can call Comey."
Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 12:45 PM (sX1BW)

^^this

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (jK8Z7)

118 115 That senate majority is good for judges, middling on appointments and bad at everything else.

Shit weasels, the lot of them.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (hYcqw)

=========

They're okay at stopping bad House legislation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (LvTSG)

119 Tuco says - "If you're gonna shoot, Shoot!!! Don't Talk!!!"
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 12:47 PM (trdmm)

Words of wisdom from "the ugly".

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (o2MD2)

120 Lets review Susan Rice cya memo:

"President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued
commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the
intelligence and law enforcement communities 'by the book' " Rice
emailed to herself. "The president stressed that he is not asking about,
initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective.
He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it
normally would by the book."


And let me interpret:

"Obama began the conversation by stressing that the IC and LE communities should do everything possible to frame Flynn and Trump. And this email is just for pretend."

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (r+sAi)

121 Get all of the truth out in public. Make sure it is absolutely accurate first. Then let the chips fall where they may. Partisan hacks are never going to change there tiny minds anyway.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (b+e6V)

122 97
Who cares if Congress does anything? It's the DOJ that will get these traitors convicted.

Posted by: RobertM at May 12, 2020 12:46 PM (lEqw+)

Not with a N. VA or DC jury they won't.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (CQ3Qb)

123 Me thinks some Republican Senator's names are on the Grenell list.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (sI15f)

124 This is at least part of the reason for the foot dragging in the DOJ, I think. Trying to find a way to get the bad guys without also getting... well the rest of the bad guys and totally destabilizing our entire government.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 12:43 PM (KZzsI)

Let Justice be Done, though the Heavens Fall.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 12:50 PM (trdmm)

125 We don't need Congress, this isn't impeachment.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 12, 2020 12:50 PM (oVJmc)

126 Miss Lindsey says that Obama cannot, will not, must not be called to testify.
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But, muh rule of law

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

127 62 I'd settle for a 'charge' of unindicted co-conspirator for TFG

Well, I'd settle for a 'charge' of Old Sparky and let him ride the lightning.

Posted by: Edison said banned at May 12, 2020 12:50 PM (eBtSM)

128 The sickening thing about this is that, if the roles were reversed and the D's had the Senate in order to get to the bottom of what might be the biggest scandal in US history, do you think for one millisecond they would be dodging, quaking and quivering in fear of any kind? No, they would be saber-toothed tigers ripping the flesh off of anyone they would call before them. The Republicans are worthless.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 12, 2020 12:50 PM (O+I8R)

129 People are looking for solutions within a corrupt system.


You're wasting your time.


The only solution is, well, ever see any 3rd world countries where citizens storm their parliament building and literally take back power?


99% of Congress needs to he arrested

A citizen revolt is a must.

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at May 12, 2020 12:50 PM (4Q1w7)

130 No need for Obama to testify. The Coup Cabal made sure they invoked his names many times as political cover. And it worked for going on three years plus now.

I would call it an insurance policy. Like if you are forty and might 'die'.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 12, 2020 12:50 PM (1g7ch)

131 Not with a N. VA or DC jury they won't.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (CQ3Qb)

This rises to military tribunal, does it not?

Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 12:50 PM (sI15f)

132 That senate majority is good for judges,

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That is most important right now. Can't have lawfare without the judges in place. They won't all be perfect, the bench is much more favorable than it was 8 years ago. More, more, more.

Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (sX1BW)

133 The idea of the POTUS being above the law went out with Nixon.

Presidents aren't above the law. Or is it just that Republican presidents aren't above the law??

We don't have kings or gods ruling us. Just assholes, usually. Throw one in prision for their crimes and it might encourage the rest of the rats. Might.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (l4C/z)

134 So, in March FISA was reauthorized for 77 days?

Which means it expires really soon.

Wouldn't it be smart to do OVERSITE on FISA BEFORE you reauthorize it?

You know, what the oversite hearings are SUPPOSED to be for?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (NgKpN)

135 Mittens' turn in the hearings.

Bastard is trashing PDT for blaming the Lightbringer for lack of preparedness.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (ptqGC)

136 If Adam Housley is right, and he's been right about pretty much everything having to do with this for the last few years, Obama spied on multiple candidates in both parties.

Can't wait to hear the reaction from our esteemed Senators if that turns out to be the case.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (ZLI7S)

137 I claim Moron of the Day and await delivery of my ampersands.


Posted by: DaveA at May 12, 2020 12:47 PM (FhXTo)


I'd think not missing them even though you weren't wearing pants is what would get you your ampersands and a platinum drink card.

Posted by: clutch cargo at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (8B6Ng)

138 Religion of peace update.

After the bombing of a funeral kills two dozen, gunmen attack a maternity ward killing 14.

Anuj Chopra@AnujChopra
Devastating news from #Kabul, where gunmen stormed a maternity ward to kill newborns and mothers. Such inhumanity. Absolute horror.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (+y/Ru)

139 Lindsay Graham....Top man??

Posted by: dananjcon at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (u6xw0)

140 Name a single House or Senate "Investigation" that actually produced a worthwhile result.

McCarthy. & the related HUAC committee.

Ruined a lot of people who needed ruining. McCarthy went down in flames because he was an alcoholic who started to lose his marbles, but boy howdy was that stuff effective. Scared the left so badly that they still obsess about it all these decades later.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (j3npP)

141 They aren't going to call Obama. Going after a previous president is something a lot of the country doesn't want to do.

If and when PDT is out of Office, if they can, they will go after him in a NY Minute...Count on it.

Hey one set of rules for everyone here.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 12, 2020 12:52 PM (85Gof)

142 You take these people down brick by brick. You don't jump the gun and call in an airstrike. As it is a lot of this is overwhelming to the average person. The AG is doing a good job. Let that continue.

Congress never does anything but talk. Hearings will be a waste of time with Democrats throwing everything at the wall. Eh, who need that.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, stating from 457 meters at May 12, 2020 12:52 PM (1iluU)

143 Look, if you aren't willing to let citizens use the 3rd box, then time for the 4th box and all the noise and blood that comes from that.

I know, I know...I'm a dreamer, an idealist.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 12:52 PM (l4C/z)

144 Lindsay Graham....Top man??
Posted by: dananjcon at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (u6xw0)

The rumor is he's strictly Vers Bottom.

Posted by: DocJ at May 12, 2020 12:52 PM (DU2N9)

145 Tucker, Hannity, Ingraham and Bartiromo
all have called Lindsey Graham out on this. Told him that the people are fed up with his inaction.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 12, 2020 12:48 PM (wiXsO)


yes.

and got Gowdy squirming.

Remember, Ryan is part of Fox.

The two runners.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 12:52 PM (x4XFu)

146 Did anyone else see the Stephanopolous interview with Biden?

Biden was asked about Flynn, said he had no knowledge, then Stephanopolous brought up the documented meeting they had where he was briefed with Obama, then Biden said he was confused and thought the question was had he prosecuted Flynn.

Posted by: Blago at May 12, 2020 12:53 PM (Ihsvk)

147 Me thinks some Republican Senator's names are on the Grenell list.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (sI15f)


Yep. With McCain's at the top of the list.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 12:53 PM (ptqGC)

148 Investigating an opposing party's presidential candidate and setting up a government op to frame him is ALSO something unpecedented.


If anyone's broken with precedent, it's Obama.

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

149 Agree the DC juries , hell, even VA, MA, and NY.. are NOT going to allow any Obamaites to face the music.
The secret sauce is what never happens in DC. Sunlight. Trump doesn't give two fucks. Sunlight all these fucksticks. Keep declassifying docs. Demand discovery and emails and texts... and publish them. GOPe and Donks. They never thought he'd get 270. The fix was in. He ruined the guac-bowl ascension to greatness.

Posted by: Yip at May 12, 2020 12:53 PM (8cUgT)

150 it's all a negotiation. Trump starts big and then makes compromises for what he wanted originally

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at May 12, 2020 12:53 PM (RKQ/v)

151 Take away his spots on Fox and Friends and Hannity unless he defends the fucking Constitution.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 12, 2020 12:54 PM (9oAtN)

152 Ivan Pentchoukov @IvanPentchoukov
Judicial Watch tells me Google has not yet complied with the subpoena for documents tied to the mystery Gmail account which showed up in the metadata of all but four of Hillary Clinton's emails.

They have until midnight of May 12.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 12:54 PM (Lrula)

153 Scared the left so badly that they still obsess about it all these decades later.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (j3npP)

We are fortunate in that our adversaries are fundamentally insulated cowards.

Posted by: Someguy at May 12, 2020 12:54 PM (Zm+LZ)

154 They aren't going to call Obama. Going after a previous president is something a lot of the country doesn't want to do.

If and when PDT is out of Office, if they can, they will go after him in a NY Minute...Count on it.

Hey one set of rules for everyone here.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 12, 2020 12:52 PM (85Gof)


Exactly.

The UniCongress will go after Trump. It's an easy fake medal to pin on their chests. And they can crow and pound their chests like they're alpha.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 12:54 PM (x4XFu)

155 Someone yesterday, I forget who, made an excellent point that bears repeating. When Hillary ran, her only strength was her husband, so Trump systematically destroyed his reputation, making her look like an enabler.
For Biden, his only strength is his prior service alongside Obama, and so Trump is doing the exact same thing. Obama's shredded reputation is the way to win this election

Posted by: artemis at May 12, 2020 12:54 PM (AwPyG)

156 >>>>>Tuco says - "If you're gonna shoot, Shoot!!! Don't Talk!!!"



Wasn't in the script. Improvised by Eli Wallach.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 12, 2020 12:54 PM (xPl2J)

157 Haul Obumer after the Trump re election.

Posted by: Fred at May 12, 2020 12:54 PM (xL3/1)

158 123 Me thinks some Republican Senator's names are on the Grenell list.
Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (sI15f)

Absolutely.

Juan McRino immediately comes to mind. Who else?

Posted by: Marybeth at May 12, 2020 12:54 PM (4pK1/)

159 148 Investigating an opposing party's presidential candidate and setting up a government op to frame him is ALSO something unpecedented.


If anyone's broken with precedent, it's Obama.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 12, 2020 12:53 PM (oVJmc)

=============

I really don't think Trump is gonna worry about revealing the traitorous Republicans who tried to undo his presidency before it began.

Those Republican names will be out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 12:54 PM (LvTSG)

160 >>I agree. I am actually okay with saying the pitcher doesn't have to hit.



Me too. As long as we are talking about girls softball or the American League.


There's no crying in baseball and no designated hitter either.

Posted by: JackStraw

///
This was the last thread but I went back to sleep after taking the recycling out and I really want to respond to this. Let me be clear, fat, the National League does NOT require pitchers to hit (and I'm not talking about substituting them out). It only requires them to make a plate appearance. They aren't even required to swing. K? (No pun intended; ok, pun intended.) NL is to chess as AL is to checkers. Watching chess can be boring until you understand the game, and then you have morons solving chess puzzles for fun.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 12, 2020 12:54 PM (KAi1n)

161 Presidents aren't above the law. Or is it just that Republican presidents aren't above the law??

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I have never liked the phrase. It is meaningless to me. When it comes to the Presidency, the Constitution is the law - that is usually where we are fighting. And the President is conferred Constitutional powers that only the President has. If the President acts outside of those powers, he is acting in an unconstitutional manner, and the proper push back should come from Congress, the Courts, and ultimately the People.

Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 12:54 PM (sX1BW)

162 "The lack of threat of a real response is part of the reason there's so much escalation."

Yup. We hand over our lunch money to the bully and are astonished next day when he demands our shoes.

Those that are undermining the Rule of Law are enabling a backlash. They will be just as responsible for it as those who are tar and feathering politicians in the streets.

Posted by: Fen at May 12, 2020 12:54 PM (WE806)

163 Nothing of this magnitude would happen anytime in the next 6 months to 20 years anyway.

Posted by: dananjcon at May 12, 2020 12:54 PM (u6xw0)

164 >>Name a single House or Senate "Investigation" that actually produced a worthwhile result.

A Senate hearing brought down Nixon.

The House Intel committee under Nunes got all the transcripts we are seeing now, 2 years later thanks to Schiff, but yea, most of the hearings produce a little good information but more heat than light.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 12:55 PM (ZLI7S)

165 As with everything, they will only act once the mess becomes too big to ignore.

Honestly, they don't matter and probably will just hinder things. I'd rather see grand juries hand down indictments.

Obama only cares about his reputation anyway, so screwing up his legacy is what will really hurt him.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (My California coworkers are very jealous) at May 12, 2020 12:55 PM (5p7BC)

166 Ivan Pentchoukov @IvanPentchoukov

Judicial Watch tells me Google has not yet complied with the
subpoena for documents tied to the mystery Gmail account which showed up
in the metadata of all but four of Hillary Clinton's emails.

They have until midnight of May 12.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 12:54 PM (Lrula)


*looks at calendar*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 12:55 PM (ptqGC)

167 All of the transcripts released just last week were of testimony taken in 2017.

Not one damned word was leaked by ANY Republican.

They let the House go in 2018 knowing the entire drag on the Republican ticket was the investigation into Trump.

Which they all knew was false.

While BLAMING Trump for being a drag on the ballot!

40 of them resigned, blaming Trump for hurting their reelection chances.

Not one bit of the testimony involved national security or criminal investigations

Yet not one single Republican would tell us the truth.

And now that the truth has come out, they are coming up with fantastic excuses for not doing anything

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (QLUrq)

168 You'd think there would be a major political party trying to advance conservative interests....and you'd be wrong.

Posted by: BignJames at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (X/Pw5)

169 164 >>Name a single House or Senate "Investigation" that actually produced a worthwhile result.

A Senate hearing brought down Nixon.

The House Intel committee under Nunes got all the transcripts we are seeing now, 2 years later thanks to Schiff, but yea, most of the hearings produce a little good information but more heat than light.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 12:55 PM (ZLI7S)

=====

Ban cameras and microphones at Congressional hearings. Do them like SCOTUS sessions. Reporters are allowed to take notes.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (LvTSG)

170 Sources and Methods!!!!

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (p0Y1J)

171
Patrick Poole
@pspoole
N.B. The Intelligence Community Inspector General discovered that this gmail address was copied on almost every email sent and received on Hillary Clinton's illegal home server and may be evidence of foreign penetration of her communications.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (Lrula)

172 152 Ivan Pentchoukov @IvanPentchoukov
Judicial Watch tells me Google has not yet complied with the subpoena for documents tied to the mystery Gmail account which showed up in the metadata of all but four of Hillary Clinton's emails.

They have until midnight of May 12.



Funny, that 'Google surveillance' story about the bicyclist implicated in a robbery because of Google app data placing him on that street at the time didn't indicate that Google hesitated in that case.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (oVJmc)

173 If Lindsey found a document, certified with Barky's signature, fingerprint and retina scan that admitted what we all know he did, he'd still hem and haw about bringing him in for questioning. I'm not kidding at all. As a matter of fact, he'd probably try and burn it before anybody saw it.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (O+I8R)

174 Me thinks some Republican Senator's names are on the Grenell list.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (sI15f)

Yep. With McCain's at the top of the list.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 12:53 PM (ptqGC)


Romney too for sure.

Notice the ones that were screaming full of hate, and now gone silent.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (x4XFu)

175 And then so many even on this blog question why people are taking the law into their own hands.

This country has been fundamentally transformed.

Posted by: Sooner at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (Fs5vw)

176 I'd STILL like to know what was in the envelops when Daddy Bush was memorialized, and JEB! and Ms. Bush looked in horror when she opened it. It was stark, frightful, and caused even GW to nod solemnly.

It must have been good, since Frau Bucher stuffed hers in her handbag, un-opened.

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 12, 2020 12:57 PM (zL/eJ)

177 The uh, um, most important, uh, thing in, um, all of this, uh, um, that, uh, needs to happen, um, right now, uh, is that, um, someome, uh, needs to, uh, pass me the, uh, J.

Posted by: Barry at May 12, 2020 12:57 PM (kc0D2)

178 170 Sources and Methods!!!!
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (p0Y1J)

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How many of Valerie Plame's close undercover colleagues who sat across from her desk ended up dead because of the Nunes memo?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 12:57 PM (LvTSG)

179 My shocked face \o/

Posted by: saxinis.kion at May 12, 2020 12:57 PM (pV3H4)

180 174 Me thinks some Republican Senator's names are on the Grenell list.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (sI15f)

Yep. With McCain's at the top of the list.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 12:53 PM (ptqGC)

Romney too for sure.

Notice the ones that were screaming full of hate, and now gone silent.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (x4XFu)

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Romney wasn't in government then, so doubtful.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 12:57 PM (LvTSG)

181 That is most important right now. Can't have lawfare without the judges in place. They won't all be perfect, the bench is much more favorable than it was 8 years ago. More, more, more.
Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (sX1BW)


And when those judges are corrupted - and they will be - what then ? Are we so addicted to law and order that we'll willingly suffer this corruption ?

Too much faith - and power - resides in the Judiciary. Simply reforming it is a half-measure that won't last.

Freedom is messy. And the judicial mandarins will not give us security in return.

Posted by: I Have No Party at May 12, 2020 12:57 PM (4EqBd)

182 This video of a man confronting masked cops is profane tonic for the frustrated and freedom-thwarted.

https://tinyurl.com/y99boaxy

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 12, 2020 12:58 PM (H8QX8)

183 Many have pretty much said this - best (and likely) course of events is the systematic unveiling of the story, via indictments of the various players, which in itself will paint a more/less clear picture implicating the affirmative action president.

That will simmer, becoming more delicious as time passes.

Likely this would take all the time remaining til election day, or beyond.

At that point, most likely, the country will come up against its sad lack of seriousness and inability to rise above people-worship and racism - i.e. no indictment of the ring-leader. Then - a Trump pardon, before it is clear there is no additional prosecution action in store.

Heh.

That would be a second-best, but still nice, outcome.

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

184
I'd STILL like to know what was in the envelops when Daddy Bush was
memorialized, and JEB! and Ms. Bush looked in horror when she opened it.
It was stark, frightful, and caused even GW to nod solemnly.



It must have been good, since Frau Bucher stuffed hers in her handbag, un-opened.

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 12, 2020 12:57 PM (zL/eJ)


I'd forgotten about that. And I'd still love to know who was on Scare Force One when it did its low flyover of Manhattan right after Barry's first coronation.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 12:58 PM (ptqGC)

185 To take Graham's side a little bit, I do understand the hesitation to drag Obama before a committee. Investigating a former president hasn't really been done before, and the argument that it would ultimately cause more damage than it resolves is worth considering.

At the same time, the actions those affiliated with the Obama WH have undertaken, even against private citizens, is its own kind of damaging, and I would argue more so in the long run. And Graham either can't or won't realize that.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 12, 2020 12:58 PM (130AC)

186 Me thinks some Republican Senator's names are on the Grenell list.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (sI15f)

Yep. With McCain's at the top of the list.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 12:53 PM (ptqGC)

This could be the enfuckening we've been waiting for.

Posted by: dananjcon at May 12, 2020 12:58 PM (u6xw0)

187 99% of Congress needs to he arrested

A citizen revolt is a must.
Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at May 12, 2020 12:50 PM (4Q1w7)

Cute idea, but history says, unless you get a few divisions of the standing army on your side, and willing to back you, you gonna die.
Now, if Trump had enough military support (I don't think he does yet) he could suspend Congress and the Supreme Court, send all of the Representatives, Senators, and SCOTUS Justices so Guantanamo, and proclaim himself Lord Protector of the Realm for life. And then he could name Melania as the Dowager Empress, and Protectress of the Realm until such time as Lord Barron Trump is fit to take over his role as Emperor of North America, Greenland and the Associated Territories.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 12:59 PM (trdmm)

188 Just make sure that everyone knows what a louse and a fraud Obama and his administration were. No need to try him--it would probably backfire.

Let Richard Nixon finally RIP as not (by far) the most corrupt president.

Trump's anger and frustration is justified though.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 12, 2020 12:59 PM (CqE5x)

189 A Senate hearing brought down Nixon.

Alexander Butterfield brought done Nixon

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 12, 2020 12:59 PM (85Gof)

190 And when those judges are corrupted - and they will be - what then ?
Are we so addicted to law and order that we'll willingly suffer this
corruption ?



Too much faith - and power - resides in the Judiciary. Simply reforming it is a half-measure that won't last.



Freedom is messy. And the judicial mandarins will not give us security in return.
-------------

I agree. It is just part of the reforming process. I don't believe the courts will make things right. But they are part of the battleground. Ultimately, the power resides with the people.

Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 12:59 PM (sX1BW)

191

As long as Trump wins again. And he drains as much of the swamp before the next term. Then continues.

I want Trump to disassemble every last square of the SCOAMT's "legacy" and policies. Every last one.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 12:59 PM (x4XFu)

192 i bet Anthony Weiner is sweating right about now

he and Huma were supposed to be the vanguard of the new generation of leftists, a jew and a moslem united under the common banner of socialism

it was his inability to keep away from showing preteens his dick that brought it all down

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at May 12, 2020 12:59 PM (RKQ/v)

193 174 Me thinks some Republican Senator's names are on the Grenell list.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (sI15f)

Yep. With McCain's at the top of the list.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 12:53 PM (ptqGC)

Romney too for sure.

Notice the ones that were screaming full of hate, and now gone silent.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (x4XFu

Romney wasn't a senator at the time but one could definitely see him involved with this, especially after Trump nixed him for a position in his Cabinet.

He's a spiteful Rino, to be sure.

Posted by: Marybeth at May 12, 2020 12:59 PM (4pK1/)

194 Probably less than 20 people combined in Senate and House that would NOT sell your wife and daughters into sex slavery to win the next election.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 12, 2020 12:59 PM (JFO2v)

195 Remember when we were told Trump should sit and let himself be grilled by Mueller because the president isn't above the law?

So is it only ex-presidents that are above the law now?


Posted by: 18-1 at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (WdocV)

196 @167

Exactly, they could have gone to the well of the House or Senate and revealed what they had learned in closed testimony if they were worried about prosecution, but instead of doing that they allowed the Democrats and Deep State to maintain the lie and swing the election.


This travesty could have been ended years ago but was allowed to continue by the GOP, all in an effort to get rid of Trump because at the end of the day, the GOP wants Trump gone, probably more so than even the Democrats.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (NkeJ4)

197 SC might as well elrct a Democrat. What's the difference?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (AFSld)

198 Ban cameras and microphones at Congressional hearings. Do them like SCOTUS sessions. Reporters are allowed to take notes.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (LvTSG)

Sorry, Supreme Court is streaming now.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (NgKpN)

199 197 SC might as well elrct a Democrat. What's the difference?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (AFSld)

==========

Judges.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (LvTSG)

200 Yep. With McCain's at the top of the list.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 12:53 PM (ptqGC)



This could be the enfuckening we've been waiting for.



Posted by: dananjcon at May 12, 2020 12:58 PM (u6xw0)


I want every bit of dirt on the Maverick exposed. Then perhaps Meggie Mac will finally shut her pie hole about "my sainted daddy!!!"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (ptqGC)

201 Can't wait to hear the reaction from our esteemed Senators if that turns out to be the case.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (ZLI7S)


I believe a certain independent Senator from Vermont may very well have been under surveillance.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (jK8Z7)

202 198 Ban cameras and microphones at Congressional hearings. Do them like SCOTUS sessions. Reporters are allowed to take notes.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (LvTSG)

Sorry, Supreme Court is streaming now.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (NgKpN)

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Well, yeah. Extenuating circumstances and all that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (LvTSG)

203 195 Remember when we were told Trump should sit and let himself be grilled by Mueller because the president isn't above the law?

So is it only ex-presidents that are above the law now?


Posted by: 18-1 at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (WdocV)

Democrats.

Posted by: Someguy at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (Zm+LZ)

204 Hey Lindsey, you dumb****, you threaten to put Barky in the dock to see who squeals what. The circus is the fun part of "bread and...".

Posted by: klaftern at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (RuIsu)

205 Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 12:59 PM (trdmm)

Sounds like a plan.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 12, 2020 01:01 PM (H8QX8)

206 Remember when we were told Trump should sit and let himself be grilled by Mueller because the president isn't above the law?

So is it only ex-presidents that are above the law now?


Posted by: 18-1 at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (WdocV)

Bravo Bravo

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 12, 2020 01:01 PM (85Gof)

207 40 of them resigned, blaming Trump for hurting their reelection chances.




Posted by: RoyalOil at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM

---

Correction, 40 of them retired because they were term limited out of their cushy and lucrative committee assignments.

The democrats don't have those rules that's why you get people like schiff as committee chair for decades when the democrats are in power.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 12, 2020 01:01 PM (JUOKG)

208 Probably less than 20 people combined in Senate and House that would NOT
sell your wife and daughters into sex slavery to win the next election.
___

Oh the stories I could tell you. If a certain pant suit wearing demon had not killed me that is.

Posted by: Jeffrey Epstein at May 12, 2020 01:01 PM (WdocV)

209 So if you're Obama, or any of his cabal... do you ponder at night and gaze at the ceiling... the guy running the show now, has all the power to collect info on you and yours... and do it legit..as in .. a REAL investigation into conspiracy and coverup.... and you're counting on your moles on the inside tipping you off.... but they haven't heard anything... but what if...

Posted by: Yip at May 12, 2020 01:01 PM (8cUgT)

210 I hope Trump lives long enough to write his presidential Memoirs.

Should be epic.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 12, 2020 01:01 PM (CqE5x)

211 Romney wasn't a senator at the time but one could
definitely see him involved with this, especially after Trump nixed him
for a position in his Cabinet.



He's a spiteful Rino, to be sure.

Posted by: Marybeth at May 12, 2020 12:59 PM (4pK1/)


He just got a dig in at Trump because early during the Peking Pandemic Panic, PDT dared to criticize the Dog Eater.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 01:02 PM (ptqGC)

212 It will be interesting to see if that gmail account was a hack, or obama's or over to weiners. Could be many possibilities.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2020 01:02 PM (r+sAi)

213 193 174 Me thinks some Republican Senator's names are on the Grenell list.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (sI15f)

Yep. With McCain's at the top of the list.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 12:53 PM (ptqGC)

Romney too for sure.

Notice the ones that were screaming full of hate, and now gone silent.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (x4XFu

Romney wasn't a senator at the time but one could definitely see him involved with this, especially after Trump nixed him for a position in his Cabinet.

He's a spiteful Rino, to be sure.
Posted by: Marybeth at May 12, 2020 12:59 PM (4pK1/)

Burr and Corker. Corker especially because of Iran.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 01:02 PM (jK8Z7)

214 Anuj Chopra@AnujChopra
Devastating news from #Kabul, where gunmen stormed a maternity ward to kill newborns and mothers. Such inhumanity. Absolute horror.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (+y/Ru)

filthy Lutherans!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 12, 2020 01:02 PM (LZcDP)

215 Cute idea, but history says, unless you get a few divisions of the standing army on your side, and willing to back you, you gonna die. 

....


Congress can't move the military.


Think Trump would call them to protect Congress?

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at May 12, 2020 01:02 PM (4Q1w7)

216 Investigating a past POTUS is a can of worms few in elective office want to open. A Pandora's Box, if you will.

I am sympathetic to this argument.

As for the rest of the implicated, especially those currently holding office (that's you, Schiff), I say go for it.

Posted by: steve walsh at May 12, 2020 01:02 PM (C60vS)

217 So our best hope is that Jug eared boy wonder's punishment will be a tainted legacy?

* spits on ground *


Posted by: Sock Monkey..safety off at May 12, 2020 01:02 PM (hX3V/)

218 167
All of the transcripts released just last week were of testimony taken in 2017.



Not one damned word was leaked by ANY Republican.



They let the House go in 2018 knowing the entire drag on the Republican ticket was the investigation into Trump.



Which they all knew was false.



While BLAMING Trump for being a drag on the ballot!



40 of them resigned, blaming Trump for hurting their reelection chances.



Not one bit of the testimony involved national security or criminal investigations



Yet not one single Republican would tell us the truth.



And now that the truth has come out, they are coming up with fantastic excuses for not doing anything

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (QLUrq)
__________


Well said -- my thoughts exactly.

Posted by: ShainS at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM (WqPYg)

219 Then - a Trump pardon, before it is clear there is no additional prosecution action in store.

Heh.

That would be a second-best, but still nice, outcome.

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

The meltdowns would be epic. It'd be like Trump handed Obama a turd.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM (j3npP)

220
Sorry, Supreme Court is streaming now.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (NgKpN)

=========

Well, yeah. Extenuating circumstances and all that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (LvTSG)

Precedent is now set, on many many things.

It will be used in the future.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM (NgKpN)

221 SC might as well elrct a Democrat. What's the difference?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (AFSld)

--

We had our chance with Alvin Greene and blew it...blew it!

/s

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM (O+I8R)

222 So I was reading about the Russian Gulags. They housed both political criminal and rape, murder, arson criminals. The difference was that the Politburo believed the rape, murder, arson criminals could be reformed as their crime were caused by the oppression by other classes.

Interesting that rape, murder, arson criminals are now being let out of jail because the fears they could get sick and at the same time business people are going to be rounded up to be placed into jail.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM (JFO2v)

223
Too much faith - and power - resides in the Judiciary. Simply reforming it is a half-measure that won't last.

-------

I can't even get that far. Yes - packing the judiciary with strict Constitutionalists can't solve the problem - the judiciary was been overstepping its proper role for over 200 years, and gotten more arbitrary, capricious and morally rancid with each successive generation.

But even to approach the problem in that insufficient manner assumes facts not in evidence, as the legal eagles say.

Where are these Constitutionalists we're supposed to be packing the Courts with? Experience indicates that the majority of the "Constitutionalist" judges (or even "conservative" political cronies like Warren) are closet tyrants who let their freak flags fly soon after they have their lifetime appointments.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM (5jaxN)

224 The Conservative Case for Grilling Trump but Not Obama

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM (9oAtN)

225 I'm here.
One of the most intereting things I read this morning was that Biden went to Ukraine 3 days before Trump's inauguration and had meetings in Kyiev. Think about that for a minute. He is leaving office in three days, supposed to be helping with the transition, a typical VP role, and instead with full retinue of secret service and state department officials, he is in Ukraine conducting meetings.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM (QzF6i)

226 Why so scared over tfg...
Posted by: Pliney at May 12, 2020 12:38 PM (nzKWW)

If TFG had YOUR Epstein tapes, you'd be afraid to call him out too...

Lindsey strikes me as a hotdog kind of guy...

F these people.

Posted by: Abiss at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM (Y8DtA)

227
I want every bit of dirt on the Maverick exposed. Then perhaps Meggie Mac will finally shut her pie hole about "my sainted daddy!!!"

Posted by: Jane D'oh

That would be a beautiful thing. I'm glad she loves her father, but be realistic, toots.

Posted by: Moki at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM (mFoNl)

228
Investigating a past POTUS is a can of worms few in elective office want to open. A Pandora's Box, if you will.

***

Presume Biden wins in 2020. Do you think there is ANY chance Trump is not arrested before 2024?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 12, 2020 01:04 PM (WdocV)

229 220
Sorry, Supreme Court is streaming now.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (NgKpN)

=========

Well, yeah. Extenuating circumstances and all that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (LvTSG)

Precedent is now set, on many many things.

It will be used in the future.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM (NgKpN)

How do we set a precedent without a precedent allowing us to set it?

Posted by: Someguy at May 12, 2020 01:04 PM (Zm+LZ)

230 If anyone should be held accountable to the law it is the president. Whythehell are we even debating this question?

Posted by: creeper at May 12, 2020 01:04 PM (XxJt1)

231 Trey Gowdy was also disappointing last night on TuCa. If Republicans only went after liberals like liberals go after ordinary Americans.

Posted by: Valiant at May 12, 2020 01:04 PM (3MiF8)

232 214 Anuj Chopra@AnujChopra
Devastating news from #Kabul, where gunmen stormed a maternity ward to kill newborns and mothers. Such inhumanity. Absolute horror.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (+y/Ru)

filthy Lutherans!
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 12, 2020 01:02 PM (LZcDP)

Hmmm, Planned Parenthood has a chapter in Kabul?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 01:04 PM (NgKpN)

233 Houston going to be $170 million behind if not more.

Sylvesters solution, less police!

oh yeah Fuck Hildago!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 12, 2020 01:04 PM (JFO2v)

234 I'm kind of torn. I do like the theater of a hearing, and all of the declaiming by our eminent Senators in their gassy garrulous glory. However, I would hate to have them get in Trump, Barr, and Durham's way and screw up their play.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 12, 2020 01:04 PM (0QYMt)

235 Romney too for sure.

Notice the ones that were screaming full of hate, and now gone silent.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 12:56 PM (x4XFu

Romney wasn't a senator at the time but one could definitely see him involved with this, especially after Trump nixed him for a position in his Cabinet.

He's a spiteful Rino, to be sure.
Posted by: Marybeth at May 12, 2020 12:59 PM (4pK1/)


oh, Romney is involved somehow. I don't doubt it. He thought he wielded a lot of power back when pre-nomination and election.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 01:05 PM (x4XFu)

236 219 Then - a Trump pardon, before it is clear there is no additional prosecution action in store.

Heh.

That would be a second-best, but still nice, outcome.

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

The meltdowns would be epic. It'd be like Trump handed Obama a turd.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM (j3npP)

Trump would hand a turd to a turd? LOL

Posted by: Marybeth at May 12, 2020 01:05 PM (4pK1/)

237 I am still crawling through McCarthy's giant FISA abuse timeline that the Epoch Times posted. This one stood out to me:

August 10
McCabe's notes state that Yates was briefed on the Papadopolous information. Comey, McCabe and Yates would all tell IG Horowitz that they did not recall this conversation, despite the existence of McCabe's notes.


Let's take that at face value and assume - against all evidence - that the three of them were being truthful and they did not remember the conversation. There was evidence that the meeting took place, they didn't remember, and the told the IG that.

Contrast that with Flynn. He spoke with the Russian ambassador while on vacation in the DR. He acknowledged that when speaking with FBI agents (who broke protocol) about the call. He didn't remember some detail about the call and said as much or he remembered a detail incorrectly.

These are similar scenarios on the face of things. Many details differ (and the FBI didn't think Flynn was lying at the time, but that is all neither here to there to the point I am driving at), but these are similar scenarios.

Flynn was accused of lying and had his life destroyed over it while Comey, McCabe and Yates have had no consequences over what is effectively the same event.

This is the deep state. Right here, in full relief.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 01:05 PM (hYcqw)

238 221 SC might as well elrct a Democrat. What's the difference?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (AFSld)

The sad truth is, if Graham is primary challenged, Trump will endorse him.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 12, 2020 01:05 PM (H8QX8)

239 Alexander Butterfield brought done Nixon


I was thirteen. We were on vacation, on a ferry to an island and my father and I stayed in the car below decks to listen to the hearings on the car radio. We were a Nixon family.

When Butterfield said there were tapes I said this is great, now they can prove he's innocent!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 12, 2020 01:05 PM (gd9RK)

240 Old and busted: What is the sound of one hand clapping?

New and shiny: What did Biden know and when did he know it?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 12, 2020 01:05 PM (+y/Ru)

241 Correction, 40 of them retired because they were term limited out of their cushy and lucrative committee assignments.

The
democrats don't have those rules that's why you get people like schiff
as committee chair for decades when the democrats are in power.


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 12, 2020 01:01 PM (JUOKG)

________


Damn, how did I (a political junkie) not know this? Thanks, sincerely -- wasn't aware of that.

Posted by: ShainS at May 12, 2020 01:05 PM (WqPYg)

242 at the heart of the RINOs wanting open borders (for their corporate paymasters) is McConnell and wife, who deal with family shipping in \Taiwan, tied to RED China, as I understand it. Obstructing border walls at every step, omnibus bills that inflated everything more than ever, and helping continue the coup via support for Mueller's mafia ...


we're gonna need a bigger boat ... to Guantanamo.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 12, 2020 01:06 PM (Cus5s)

243 Anuj Chopra@AnujChopra
Devastating news from #Kabul, where gunmen stormed a maternity ward to kill newborns and mothers. Such inhumanity. Absolute horror.

--

Absolutely satanic. I wish I hadn't read this.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 12, 2020 01:06 PM (O+I8R)

244 176 I'd STILL like to know what was in the envelops when Daddy Bush was memorialized, and JEB! and Ms. Bush looked in horror when she opened it. It was stark, frightful, and caused even GW to nod solemnly.

It must have been good, since Frau Bucher stuffed hers in her handbag, un-opened.
Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 12, 2020 12:57 PM (zL/eJ)

I guess today is my day to be found well out of the loop.

What envelope? Implying what?

Posted by: browndog at May 12, 2020 01:06 PM (gD6Ka)

245 >>I believe a certain independent Senator from Vermont may very well have been under surveillance.

I believe you may just be right.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 01:06 PM (ZLI7S)

246 223
Too much faith - and power - resides in the Judiciary. Simply reforming it is a half-measure that won't last.

-------

I can't even get that far. Yes - packing the judiciary with strict Constitutionalists can't solve the problem - the judiciary was been overstepping its proper role for over 200 years, and gotten more arbitrary, capricious and morally rancid with each successive generation.

But even to approach the problem in that insufficient manner assumes facts not in evidence, as the legal eagles say.

Where are these Constitutionalists we're supposed to be packing the Courts with? Experience indicates that the majority of the "Constitutionalist" judges (or even "conservative" political cronies like Warren) are closet tyrants who let their freak flags fly soon after they have their lifetime appointments.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM (5jaxN)

We don't ultimately need to win this battle, just gum things up to make the next one harder for them. The Democrats are not capable enough and our country is to decentralized for them to establish a truly powerful Stalinist regime. Restructuring of our political system is inevitable at this point.

Posted by: Someguy at May 12, 2020 01:06 PM (Zm+LZ)

247

Just pay attention to Trump's words. They do not lie. If only we could read between the lines.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 01:06 PM (x4XFu)

248 234 I'm kind of torn. I do like the theater of a hearing, and all of the declaiming by our eminent Senators in their gassy garrulous glory. However, I would hate to have them get in Trump, Barr, and Durham's way and screw up their play.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 12, 2020 01:04 PM (0QYMt)

===========

Yeah, the only real justification I can imagine for a congressional hearing about a potentially criminal matter is to begin to collect information that would then get turned over to the DOJ to pursue. It's why hearings are so much more prominent when a chamber is out of power in comparison to the White House. They have to do something because the White House isn't going to do it.

The case around the hoax has been building within the DOJ for at least a year, if we go by Durham's appointment. What information is the Senate going to dredge up to hand over to the DOJ that the DOJ hasn't already gotten?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 01:06 PM (LvTSG)

249 Investigating a past POTUS is a can of worms few in elective office want to open. A Pandora's Box, if you will.

So is investigating a sitting President...The Dems sow the wind, reap the whirlwind

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 12, 2020 01:07 PM (85Gof)

250 Alexander Butterfield brought done Nixon

-
Mrs. Butterfield never syrupped his pancakes again.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 12, 2020 01:07 PM (+y/Ru)

251 @196
The Republicans in the house resigned at Ryan's request so that the house could impeach Trump.
Fortunately, Trump went out and through his rallies single-handedly saved the Senate, which ended up thwarting the plan.
He's pretty smart.

Posted by: artemis at May 12, 2020 01:07 PM (AwPyG)

252 I'll just leave this bit of Sabo-worthy "street art" here for eveyone's amusement: https://tinyurl.com/y9qd68s6

Posted by: Bert G at May 12, 2020 01:07 PM (OMsf+)

253 Flynn was accused of lying and had his life destroyed over it while
Comey, McCabe and Yates have had no consequences over what is
effectively the same event.

***

Same thing with Scooter Libby. He claimed X, three reporters claimed Y. And Libby went to jail.



Posted by: 18-1 at May 12, 2020 01:07 PM (WdocV)

254 136 If Adam Housley is right, and he's been right about pretty much everything having to do with this for the last few years, Obama spied on multiple candidates in both parties.

Can't wait to hear the reaction from our esteemed Senators if that turns out to be the case.
Posted by: JackStraw
______________

It makes sense that he did. Why would an amoral asshole who is willing to abuse his office limit his spying to just Trump?

Obama had plans to "fundamentally transform" the country, and you don't do that by just spying on one candidate. He was using the IRS to illegally target groups that opposed his "transformative" agenda, and he was probably doing a lot more illegal shit against other of his perceived enemies that we haven't even heard about yet.

It wouldn't be surprising if Obama used the CIA and FBI to illegally spy on other candidates. Given what we know about the corrupt asshole, it would only be surprising if he didn't.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 12, 2020 01:07 PM (k4dH2)

255 Graham's mistake here is not just using standard-issue weasel wording - "well I don't know if that would even be useful to any investigation but we're not at that point anyway, we need to unravel this story carefully and thoroughly".

Always weasel when you can, on something "hot" like this. Well, usually weasel.

Some formulation of Trump's "we'll see what happens".

Posted by: rhomboid at May 12, 2020 01:07 PM (El6T/)

256 241 Damn, how did I (a political junkie) not know this? Thanks, sincerely -- wasn't aware of that.
Posted by: ShainS at May 12, 2020 01:05 PM (WqPYg)

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Yeah, it was definitely part of their decisions to step down.

Fucking assholes.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 01:07 PM (LvTSG)

257 If so, could it be that...
Insert bullshit there.

Hey, Lindsey Graham? Go fuck yourself dead.

Posted by: The Ancient Aliens and Oak Island Narrator at May 12, 2020 01:07 PM (gJ9O0)

258 "I'm not anticipating calling President Obama, "said Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), whose panel is investigating the origins of the 2016 Russia investigation, even as he vowed to bring in former senior Obama administration officials as witnesses. Those ex-officials include former FBI Director James Comey and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

--

The republic will be damaged if Obama is charged and prosecuted for sedition.

The republic will be damaged if Obama is not charged and prosecuted for sedition.

Pick one with the good of the republic in mind.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - only 1,000 healthcare workers worldwide have died from COVID-19 at May 12, 2020 01:07 PM (ADuZP)

259 The senate intel committee has known for years that Obama gave outside contractors connected to the DNC full access to the NSA database. Not government employees feeding info to them, but full direct access by crowd strike and fusion. Grassley and graham did nothing. Fuck the lot of them.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2020 01:08 PM (dNzKv)

260 245 >>I believe a certain independent Senator from Vermont may very well have been under surveillance.

I believe you may just be right.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 01:06 PM (ZLI7S)

============

"It was for my own good!"
-Bernie Sanders, revolutionary

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 01:08 PM (LvTSG)

261 The sad truth is, if Graham is primary challenged, Trump will endorse him.

--

He does have challengers. I posted this in Stud Monkey thread...

"Looks like Lindsey Graham does have a few challengers for the R primary on June 9. TJM, if you're still here, take a look at Michael LaPierre. If his profile is to be believed, he's very conservative. I know it's a snowball's chance in Hades, but I'll vote for him over Graham."

Here are our US Senator choices for SC:

https://tinyurl.com/ydc8y8e8

Here's LaPierre's profile:

https://tinyurl.com/ybptb3gy

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 12, 2020 01:08 PM (O+I8R)

262 So is investigating a sitting President...The Dems sow the wind, reap the whirlwind
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As of now, the political whirlwind is unknown.

Time will tell if the sowing of the wind was worth it.

Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 01:08 PM (sX1BW)

263 Someone alert the boss that Professor Biden shat himself in a softball interview this morning.

Posted by: MJ at May 12, 2020 01:08 PM (gAMkn)

264 Sorry, Supreme Court is streaming now.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (NgKpN)



=========



Well, yeah. Extenuating circumstances and all that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 01:00 PM (LvTSG)



Precedent is now set, on many many things.



It will be used in the future.



Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM

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Now all they have to do is prop ruth "buzzy" ginsberg up in a corner at her house and claim she is alive weekend at Bernie's style.


You know they will never let her actually come back to court right? Too dangerous for a woman her age, the virus will get her don't you know, etc, blah.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 12, 2020 01:08 PM (JUOKG)

265 See Romeny coming to Obama's defense what a fucking asshole.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 12, 2020 01:08 PM (dKiJG)

266 Where are these Constitutionalists we're supposed to be packing the Courts with? Experience indicates that the majority of the "Constitutionalist" judges (or even "conservative" political cronies like Warren) are closet tyrants who let their freak flags fly soon after they have their lifetime appointments.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM (5jaxN)

The real problem, I think, is that Congress has been abdicating it's role more and more, until it's become almost completely irrelevant to the actual running of the country. Congress was always the one that should have stepped in and stopped the courts from taking over, but Congress was GLAD to let someone else deal with all of the hard questions, while they just sat back and talked about bullshit while collecting their fat paychecks.

An overly powerful Judiciary is the symptom, but an incompetent and useless Congress is the disease.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 01:09 PM (trdmm)

267 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

96% APPROVAL RATING IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. THANK YOU! We will win against a tired, exhausted man, Sleepy Joe Biden, in November.


name and shame the 4 %

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 01:09 PM (x4XFu)

268 Tried to see The Blue Angels from Bensenville, but failed. They passed about 3-4 miles to my SW. I thought I might get a glimpse, but I guess they were too low.

Posted by: Chris M at May 12, 2020 01:09 PM (eAZVt)

269 247

Just pay attention to Trump's words. They do not lie. If only we could read between the lines.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 01:06 PM (x4XFu)

Well, pay attention to his actions.

I love Trump but he does a lot of puffery too.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 01:09 PM (l4C/z)

270 @247
THIS. He doesn't lie to us, even to gain an advantage. That's the main reason I doubt that Sessions/Wray are super double undercover good guys. Trump has publicly castigated them.

Posted by: artemis at May 12, 2020 01:09 PM (AwPyG)

271 They knew that 85% of NDA database searches were illegal, but still reauthorized the NSA to keep its unconstitutional datamine going.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2020 01:10 PM (dNzKv)

272 >>One of the most intereting things I read this morning was that Biden went to Ukraine 3 days before Trump's inauguration and had meetings in Kyiev. Think about that for a minute. He is leaving office in three days, supposed to be helping with the transition, a typical VP role, and instead with full retinue of secret service and state department officials, he is in Ukraine conducting meetings.

And the president of Ukraine was one of the speakers at McCain's funeral. The one in DC not the one that's still going on.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 01:10 PM (ZLI7S)

273 MLB Players Association is taking it's queues from Brockmire now?

Posted by: Archer at May 12, 2020 01:10 PM (gmo/4)

274 Precedent is now set, on many many things.



It will be used in the future.



Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 01:03 PM

---

Now all they have to do is prop ruth "buzzy" ginsberg up in a corner at her house and claim she is alive weekend at Bernie's style.


You know they will never let her actually come back to court right? Too dangerous for a woman her age, the virus will get her don't you know, etc, blah.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 12, 2020 01:08 PM (JUOKG)

May may may I ask a question?

Posted by: Ruth Bader Headroom at May 12, 2020 01:11 PM (NgKpN)

275 Let Justice be Done, though the Heavens Fall.

Personally, I agree. Consequences be damned, nail them all to the wall. It would hurt for a while, but leaving them in place unpunished would be far worse in the long run.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 01:11 PM (KZzsI)

276 @231

The other thing about Gowdy's perfidy is that he retired in 2018, he joined FOX news, he could have pretty much have broadcast the bombshell news that not one single person in Obama's IC/LE apparatus had or saw any information or intelligence that showed collusion with Russia with the Trump team.


Gowdy is a punk, plain and simple.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 12, 2020 01:11 PM (NkeJ4)

277 Anuj Chopra@AnujChopra

Devastating news from #Kabul, where gunmen stormed a maternity ward
to kill newborns and mothers. Such inhumanity. Absolute horror.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (+y/Ru)


Dear G-d.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 01:11 PM (ptqGC)

278 With #ObamaGate trending, it's important to point out that Obama's tactics have always been dirty politics. Most remember unsealing Jack Ryan's divorce records, but it's important to remember how he won his first Illinois office by knocking off all his opposition with petition challenges:


Obama played hardball in first Chicago campaign

https://tinyurl.com/y75z379f



Best part? Link is old CNN article.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 12, 2020 01:11 PM (oVJmc)

279 222 So I was reading about the Russian Gulags. They housed both political criminal and rape, murder, arson criminals. The difference was that the Politburo believed the rape, murder, arson criminals could be reformed as their crime were caused by the oppression by other classes.

Interesting that rape, murder, arson criminals are now being let out of jail because the fears they could get sick and at the same time business people are going to be rounded up to be placed into jail.
Posted by: rhennigantx

This is what the left has wanted for decades, and they finally have their excuse. They will happily imprison business owners, people who want to work, church goers, etc, because these people are antagonistic to their goals.

One of my great disappointments was a former student who has gone so far left that she wanted to persuade a rape victim to not press charges against her rapist because he had been abused as a child, and needed to be "rehabilitated."

I asked her how she squared that with "believe all women," and she had no answer, she just got mad.

She has now declared me a hater.

Posted by: Moki at May 12, 2020 01:11 PM (mFoNl)

280 Restructuring of our political system is inevitable at this point.
Posted by: Someguy at May 12, 2020 01:06 PM (Zm+LZ


As long as it conforms to the US Constitution, I'm for it. You support anything else and you're my enemy.

Posted by: Sooner at May 12, 2020 01:11 PM (Fs5vw)

281

To all who had been praying, thank you sooo very much!!

There is a new baby girl on the planet.
She will be raised in a Christian home.
Mom and baby are doing fine although mom will be doing a lot of sleeping over the next few days.

Speaking of which, I owe God some more thank yous,,, and myself a nap.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 12, 2020 01:11 PM (l1wsb)

282
Correction, 40 of them retired because they were term limited out of their cushy and lucrative committee assignments.
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Yes, that's the real reason.

But not the one any of them gave publicly

And, like I said, a lot of them blamed Trump on their way out-- knowing it was a lie, that the investigation consuming the headlines with negative coverage was a lie.

Every single one of those committee chairs knew or should have known the truth.

They all--ALL OF THEM-- chose to lie instead

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 12, 2020 01:11 PM (QLUrq)

283 How far is a bridge too far? Not only was the IRS weaponized against political opponents, but the NSA, FBI and DOJ. The senate should be thermonuclear over this. The time for a measured response is past.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2020 01:12 PM (dNzKv)

284 Investigations for years leading nowhere, which will eventually be quietly dropped. Shocking. I'm shocked.

Posted by: JebPilled at May 12, 2020 01:12 PM (QUqEV)

285 Congrats, TeeJ!

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 12, 2020 01:12 PM (O+I8R)

286 The republic will be damaged if Obama is charged and prosecuted for sedition.

The republic will be damaged if Obama is not charged and prosecuted for sedition.

Pick one with the good of the republic in mind.


If Obama is not charged, Trump ultimately will be.

Posted by: I Have No Party at May 12, 2020 01:12 PM (4EqBd)

287 Now, if Trump had enough military support (I don't think he does yet) he could suspend Congress and the Supreme Court, send all of the Representatives, Senators, and SCOTUS Justices so Guantanamo, and proclaim himself Lord Protector of the Realm for life. And then he could name Melania as the Dowager Empress, and Protectress of the Realm until such time as Lord Barron Trump is fit to take over his role as Emperor of North America, Greenland and the Associated Territories.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 12:59 PM (trdmm)

You need the New Model Army first.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 01:12 PM (jK8Z7)

288 I've said before Graham is up to his eyeballs in this coup. He and McCain were probably two of the prime movers.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 12, 2020 01:13 PM (NZbXf)

289 Anuj Chopra@AnujChopra


Devastating news from #Kabul, where gunmen stormed a maternity ward

to kill newborns and mothers. Such inhumanity. Absolute horror.


Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM


I had no idea Planned Parenthood had a Kabul office.

Posted by: Bert G at May 12, 2020 01:13 PM (OMsf+)

290 Someone alert the boss that Professor Biden shat himself in a softball interview this morning.


What, literally?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 12, 2020 01:13 PM (oVJmc)

291 Gowdy is a punk, plain and simple.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 12, 2020 01:11 PM (NkeJ4)

I thought he was softly and skillfully exposed by Tucker Carlson. His babbling excuse-making was pathetic.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 12, 2020 01:13 PM (H8QX8)

292 176 I'd STILL like to know what was in the envelops when Daddy Bush was memorialized, and JEB! and Ms. Bush looked in horror when she opened it. It was stark, frightful, and caused even GW to nod solemnly.

It must have been good, since Frau Bucher stuffed hers in her handbag, un-opened.
Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 12, 2020 12:57 PM (zL/eJ)

I guess today is my day to be found well out of the loop.

What envelope? Implying what?
Posted by: browndog at May 12, 2020 01:06 PM (gD6Ka)

Here's a view - these guys are a bit 'touched', but its interesting... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDXubXJQkgM

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 12, 2020 01:13 PM (zL/eJ)

293 An overly powerful Judiciary is the symptom, but an incompetent and useless Congress is the disease.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 01:09 PM (trdmm)

The bureaucracy as well, which is the main effective lawmaking body in the US. I think it's an intrinsic problem to the design though. Attempting a balance of powers by dividing executive, legislative, and judiciary functions is not wholly possible and creates some serious administration issues. Balance of power is necessary, how to create it needs revision.

Posted by: Someguy at May 12, 2020 01:13 PM (Zm+LZ)

294 Are Murder Hornets available in Gift packages?


Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Joe Mama at May 12, 2020 01:13 PM (Y7v+0)

295 How far is a bridge too far? Not only was the IRS weaponized against political opponents, but the NSA, FBI and DOJ. The senate should be thermonuclear over this. The time for a measured response is past.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2020 01:12 PM (dNzKv)
++++++++++++
I agree. The enabling legislation needs to be strongly considered for repeal. Much of this power in the executive branch was given to it by enabling acts. Those can be repealed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 01:13 PM (hYcqw)

296 An overly powerful Judiciary is the symptom, but an incompetent and useless Congress is the disease.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 01:09 PM (trdmm)

There is no effective check nor balance against the Judiciary.

Congress is supposed to be able to limit Court's lower than the Supremes, but don't.

Supremes are supposed to be able to 'guide' the lower courts. They don't.

And short of impeachment, which is for crimes, not bad rulings, they are appointed for life.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 01:13 PM (NgKpN)

297 I don't doubt Obama was front and center on this attack on Trump and his campaign. His "leaked" phone convo the other day is the tell. And I agree with you that argue Democrats will not be shy about going after Trump, post presidency. But that will only be if they can get some political advantage from it. I can't be sure of this but it seems to me Republicans do not want to set the precedent for investigating a past POTUS, which Dems would use to justify their investigation.

Posted by: steve walsh at May 12, 2020 01:14 PM (C60vS)

298 Where are the articles "Trump was right about being wiretapped"
Oh, that's right, there won't be.
They'll say "Trump was still wrong because it wasn't technically wiretapping, and because he accused them using the wrong terminology, there should be no investigation. Besides, the threat of trump was too great, so it was probably justified"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2020 01:14 PM (dNzKv)

299 @266
That's what the founders didn't anticipate. They expected each branch to jealously guard its power. Instead, we've got coordinated failure theater where the legislature sits by while the judiciary legislates, and the judiciary rubber stamps political maneuvering.

Posted by: artemis at May 12, 2020 01:14 PM (AwPyG)

300 Now, if Trump had enough military support (I don't think he does yet) he could suspend Congress and the Supreme Court, send all of the Representatives, Senators, and SCOTUS Justices so Guantanamo, and proclaim himself Lord Protector of the Realm for life. And then he could name Melania as the Dowager Empress, and Protectress of the Realm until such time as Lord Barron Trump is fit to take over his role as Emperor of North America, Greenland and the Associated Territories.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 12:59 PM (trdmm)

I think that is an outrageous overreach, HOWEVER, if you get me promoted and selected to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, fuck, I am in

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 12, 2020 01:14 PM (85Gof)

301 Wonder if Sheryl Atkinson will finally get justice.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 12, 2020 01:14 PM (QzF6i)

302 I agree, even if it were a good idea, you do this once you have the rest in the bag, not at the start.

This. Roll up all the lesser people. Wait a bit to let the Kalorama Kommie sweat it out good, *then* bring him in. I'm pretty sure that's been Trump's strategy all along.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 12, 2020 01:15 PM (ZGrMX)

303
However, I would hate to have them get in Trump, Barr, and Durham's way and screw up their play.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 12, 2020 01:04 PM (0QYMt)

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I have been assured that GOP Congressional inaction in the face of a marauding Leftist DoJ is completely acceptable because Congress has no ability to interfere with the DoJ.

But if that's the case, if it's all political and carries no legal weight - then why the hell not?

It's not as if the DoJ will ever lay one pasty, chubby little finger on Obama or Clinton. And even if they would consider in that one million moons, then Congress can't affect their investigation, anyway.

Nothing to lose, right?

Haul them across the boards in the Court of Public Opinion.

I certainly don't expect any of this to materialize in an actual Court. I expect "decline to prosecute" for the key players, and "no bill of indictment" for the underlings. Any unlucky enough to face a trial, in the event that happens, will be acquitted.

So, at this rate, Congressional theater is likely the best thing we can squeeze out of this shitty, dried-up lemon.

I think it's the least we can expect of our elected GOP officials - a blustery and toothless show of support for their own Party's beleaguered President. I don't think that's such an unreasonable demand...

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 12, 2020 01:15 PM (5jaxN)

304 295 How far is a bridge too far? Not only was the IRS weaponized against political opponents, but the NSA, FBI and DOJ. The senate should be thermonuclear over this. The time for a measured response is past.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2020 01:12 PM (dNzKv)
++++++++++++
I agree. The enabling legislation needs to be strongly considered for repeal. Much of this power in the executive branch was given to it by enabling acts. Those can be repealed.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 01:13 PM (hYcqw)

In the latest debacle, it looks like the intersection of the various subsets is the National Security Council.

NSA, FBI, CIA, DOJ? All have folks there.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 01:15 PM (NgKpN)

305 I was told that we are a nation of laws.

Evidently two sets of laws.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 12, 2020 01:15 PM (pw+jk)

306
Someone yesterday, I forget who, made an excellent point that bears
repeating. When Hillary ran, her only strength was her husband, so Trump
systematically destroyed his reputation, making her look like an
enabler.
For Biden, his only strength is his prior service alongside
Obama, and so Trump is doing the exact same thing. Obama's shredded
reputation is the way to win this election


Posted by: artemis at May 12, 2020 12:54 PM (AwPyG)

That was me. Thank you, artemis.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 01:15 PM (yokAj)

307 302 I agree, even if it were a good idea, you do this once you have the rest in the bag, not at the start.

This. Roll up all the lesser people. Wait a bit to let the Kalorama Kommie sweat it out good, *then* bring him in. I'm pretty sure that's been Trump's strategy all along.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 12, 2020 01:15 PM (ZGrMX)

==========

Weird coincidence that he's talking about Obama now a lot more than before, huh?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 01:15 PM (LvTSG)

308 280 Restructuring of our political system is inevitable at this point.
Posted by: Someguy at May 12, 2020 01:06 PM (Zm+LZ


As long as it conforms to the US Constitution, I'm for it. You support anything else and you're my enemy.
Posted by: Sooner at May 12, 2020 01:11 PM (Fs5vw)

The restructuring process? Functionally speaking there's no way to get much of the country on board with necessary revisions. And civil war will rather make the issue moot.

Posted by: Someguy at May 12, 2020 01:16 PM (Zm+LZ)

309 Posted by: TeeJ at May 12, 2020 01:11 PM (l1wsb)


Thanks for the update. May God bless them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 12, 2020 01:16 PM (bW1Yb)

310 That's what the founders didn't anticipate. They expected each branch to jealously guard its power. Instead, we've got coordinated failure theater where the legislature sits by while the judiciary legislates, and the judiciary rubber stamps political maneuvering.
Posted by: artemis at May 12, 2020 01:14 PM (AwPyG)
++++++++++++
And don't forget the cause of this failure theater: corruption. They're all in on it because they're all getting rich and powerful. It varies by degree, but not in essence. Some are satisfied with immunity from the laws they pass and a lake house. Some want a global crime syndicate and international unaccountability, but they want essentially the same thing. And they get it. After all, we're the only ones who pay.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 01:16 PM (hYcqw)

311
136 If Adam Housley is right, and he's been right about pretty much everything having to do with this for the last few years, Obama spied on multiple candidates in both parties.

Can't wait to hear the reaction from our esteemed Senators if that turns out to be the case.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (ZLI7S)



"They all do it." Will be the response. Even if it isn't true.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 12, 2020 01:16 PM (G2zl5)

312 299 @266
That's what the founders didn't anticipate. They expected each branch to jealously guard its power. Instead, we've got coordinated failure theater where the legislature sits by while the judiciary legislates, and the judiciary rubber stamps political maneuvering.
Posted by: artemis at May 12, 2020 01:14 PM (AwPyG

Ah...Meatloaf

Two out of three ain't bad....

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 12, 2020 01:16 PM (9oAtN)

313 One of my great disappointments was a former student who has gone so far left that she wanted to persuade a rape victim to not press charges against her rapist because he had been abused as a child, and needed to be "rehabilitated."

I asked her how she squared that with "believe all women," and she had no answer, she just got mad.

She has now declared me a hater.
Posted by: Moki at May 12, 2020 01:11 PM (mFoNl)

metoo methree me...

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 12, 2020 01:16 PM (JFO2v)

314 To all who had been praying, thank you sooo very much!!



There is a new baby girl on the planet.

She will be raised in a Christian home.

Mom and baby are doing fine although mom will be doing a lot of sleeping over the next few days.



Speaking of which, I owe God some more thank yous,,, and myself a nap.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 12, 2020 01:11 PM (l1wsb)


Great news! Congratulations!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 01:16 PM (ptqGC)

315 There is no effective check nor balance against the Judiciary.



Congress is supposed to be able to limit Court's lower than the Supremes, but don't.



Supremes are supposed to be able to 'guide' the lower courts. They don't.



And short of impeachment, which is for crimes, not bad rulings, they are appointed for life.
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No check is effective without the political will to use such checks.

World history is filled with examples where one side assumed (in good faith) that their adversary lacked the political will to "check" them. Eventually, that will materializes. Usually in a bad way.

The check will not come from Congress. It will come from the people. When it does, Congress will follow.

Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 01:16 PM (sX1BW)

316 name and shame the 4 % <<<<

Romney and Ryan fans.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2020 01:17 PM (r+sAi)

317 Everyone seems a bit testy today.

Posted by: LASue at May 12, 2020 01:17 PM (Ed8Zd)

318 @292
The Q followers seem to think it was a note from the decedent saying "they know everything. sorry."

Posted by: artemis at May 12, 2020 01:17 PM (AwPyG)

319 So its war then

Posted by: JoshO at May 12, 2020 01:17 PM (Z9wz+)

320 You want Obama Hearings
You'd settle for Brennan/Comey/Lynch/Rice Hearings
You'll get Trump Made the Coronavirus Hearings

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 01:17 PM (yokAj)

321 Out of interest, ace, did you ever get to watch Carlson call out that other cuck fraud, Gowdy? It involved playing back tapes where Gowdy sang the praises of the DOJ/FBI.

In South Carolina, even Graham's token primary opponents are hammering him about warning there would be "hell to pay" if the beloved patrol saint of Deep State swine and criminals, Robert Mueller, were fired. John Cornhole is considered both a shoo-in for re-election and a lying joke across the Lone Star state. Cocaine Bitch is about to get added to his caucus new senators who hate his guts, notably Kobach and Doug Collins.

The walls are closing in. Let us hope the D.C. left-wing and their cuck toadies get their guts squashed.

F

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 12, 2020 01:17 PM (puu6v)

322 Teej!! That is wonderful wonderful news!! Sleep well, and hug and kiss your lovely wife and new angel!!!!

Posted by: Moki at May 12, 2020 01:17 PM (mFoNl)

323 305 I was told that we are a nation of laws.

Evidently two sets of laws.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 12, 2020 01:15 PM (pw+jk)

Not only do we have standards, we have DOUBLE standards.

Posted by: Progressives at May 12, 2020 01:18 PM (JFO2v)

324 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 12, 2020 01:15 PM (5jaxN)

Problem is, as I pointed out in the last thread.

If the Rule of Law is perceived to be moot, by the Populace, there will be TWO consequences to it.

Some will ignore the law (as we see with illegals).

Some will begin to take the law into their own hands.


No legal action in DC, will lead to consequences on Main Street USA.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 01:18 PM (NgKpN)

325 317 Everyone seems a bit testy today.
Posted by: LASue at May 12, 2020 01:17 PM (Ed8Zd)

Wait until tomorrow. This curve isn't flattening.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 12, 2020 01:18 PM (H8QX8)

326 name and shame the 4 %
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 01:09 PM (x4XFu)

That's the crew of The Bulwark.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 12, 2020 01:18 PM (0QYMt)

327
In the latest debacle, it looks like the intersection of the various subsets is the National Security Council.

NSA, FBI, CIA, DOJ? All have folks there.



That is why Flynn needed to go. He couldn't be bought like McMaster and Coates.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2020 01:19 PM (dNzKv)

328 When Hillary ran, her only strength was her husband, so Trump

systematically destroyed his reputation, making her look like an

enabler.
------------

Is it just me, or has Billy largely stayed quiet about a lot of this?

Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 01:19 PM (sX1BW)

329 319 So its war then
Posted by: JoshO at May 12, 2020 01:17 PM (Z9wz+)

Sooner or later. But we can shape the battlefield and terms until then.

Posted by: Someguy at May 12, 2020 01:19 PM (Zm+LZ)

330 Someone alert the boss that Professor Biden shat himself in a softball interview this morning.


What, literally?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

Go to 2:00.

https://bit.ly/2LlMF3b

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 12, 2020 01:19 PM (+y/Ru)

331 Here's a view - these guys are a bit 'touched', but its interesting... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDXubXJQkgM
Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 12, 2020 01:13 PM (zL/eJ)

Thank you for that, *fistbump*

Posted by: browndog at May 12, 2020 01:19 PM (gD6Ka)

332 Anyone know when we will see the list?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 12, 2020 01:19 PM (QzF6i)

333 293 An overly powerful Judiciary is the symptom, but an incompetent and useless Congress is the disease.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 01:09 PM (trdmm)

The bureaucracy as well, which is the main effective lawmaking body in the US. I think it's an intrinsic problem to the design though. Attempting a balance of powers by dividing executive, legislative, and judiciary functions is not wholly possible and creates some serious administration issues. Balance of power is necessary, how to create it needs revision.
Posted by: Someguy at May 12, 2020 01:13 PM (Zm+LZ)

Federalism is part of the answer. I would have thought long before now the debt bubble would have collapsed Washington, but it holds on. At some point, however, there will have to be a national restructuring that reduces Washington's scope and influence.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 01:19 PM (jK8Z7)

334 How far is a bridge too far? Not only was the IRS weaponized against
political opponents, but the NSA, FBI and DOJ. The senate should be
thermonuclear over this. The time for a measured response is past.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2020 01:12 PM (dNzKv)

What if I told you...

the Senate is weaponized too.

Posted by: Morpheus at May 12, 2020 01:19 PM (yokAj)

335 When PDT was protecting Americans from Wuhan Flu Fauci was saying we needed to watchout for the Real Flu and Congress was running impeachment.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 12, 2020 01:20 PM (JFO2v)

336 And short of impeachment, which is for crimes, not bad rulings, they are appointed for life.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 01:13 PM (NgKpN)

"Life".

think about it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 01:20 PM (trdmm)

337 Stop re electing these assholes. None of them are good. Primary them all, and vote for the challenger. We have the power of term limits.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2020 01:20 PM (dNzKv)

338 I don't know why they'd bother with an investigation when clearly the situation calls for a blue ribbon commission.

Posted by: MJ at May 12, 2020 01:20 PM (gAMkn)

339
...
World history is filled with examples where one side assumed (in good faith) that their adversary lacked the political will to "check" them. Eventually, that will materializes. Usually in a bad way.
...
Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 01:16 PM (sX1BW)
++++++++++++
This is the essence of Victor Davis Hanson's lectures (and it's a common theme in much of his work) on deterrence. Why did Hitler think he could defeat the combined economic, industrial and military power of the US and Britain and the USSR? Because he thought they wouldn't fight. When they started to fight, he thought they didn't mean it.

It comes down to deterrence. We have nukes but will we use them? We have military superiority or supremacy in almost all things, but will we use it? Are we a real tiger or a paper one?

Losing deterrence is high-risk and expensive, but nowhere near as risky or expensive as regaining it. And it isn't just military. The same argument applies in many dimensions.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 01:20 PM (hYcqw)

340 "Not only was the IRS weaponized against political opponents, but the NSA, FBI and DOJ."

and yes, Obama probably spied on both parties' candidates ... BUT TopMen of DeepState had almost certainly been using kompromat to control politicians for decades. "they have six ways to Sunday to get you back". JFK wanted to dismantle it ... Eisenhower saw a political/military industrial complex threat ... it is now a globalist Google/Facebook leftist threat, not just military, but every detail of every life.


Tracing every individual, controlling the narrative on TheVirus ... you betcha, "we can control everything, no church for you"

Posted by: illiniwek at May 12, 2020 01:20 PM (Cus5s)

341 One of the most intereting things I read this morning was that Biden went to Ukraine 3 days before Trump's inauguration and had meetings in Kyiev. Think about that for a minute. He is leaving office in three days, supposed to be helping with the transition, a typical VP role, and instead with full retinue of secret service and state department officials, he is in Ukraine conducting meetings.

And the president of Ukraine was one of the speakers at McCain's funeral. The one in DC not the one that's still going on.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 01:10 PM (ZLI7S)

Curious and very, very suspicious .

Posted by: LASue at May 12, 2020 01:20 PM (Ed8Zd)

342 Thing about the judiciary is that the problem is systemic, has been for some time, and while changing personnel (judges) is great and the right thing to do - and the only practical option, unless a transformation occurs within the Senate GOP (and that party has 60 reliable votes there) - obviously it is a holding action of sorts.

It's clear there's no chance it will happen, because the Legal Cult mindset (deference to courts, any court, without any reference to law or the constitution) has a death-grip at all levels, including most of Trump's legal people.

Wish there were a breaking point. The district court outrage in one of the asylum cases, in which the judge specifically flouted the statute limiting his jurisdiction, actually caused the Unthinkable to be raised at fairly high levels in DOJ, according to an inside source. But - nothing.

Absent congressional action - and if judges are defiantly ignoring statutory jurisdiction limits, even congressional action seems to no longer be sufficient - then at some point repudiation by the executive is the only choice.

Unless one just wants to continue to muddle along and hope for the best, which is not much of a strategy. Unless, against the odds, the "personnel strategy" (judges) is available indefinitely (via control of Senate and WH), the inertia of the other side will eventually have its day. That inertia includes, of course, a degraded legal education system, to back up and propagate the lawless, authoritarian social engineering model, with fresh blood, being graduated every year.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 12, 2020 01:21 PM (El6T/)

343 How far is a bridge too far? Not only was the IRS weaponized against 
political opponents, but the NSA, FBI and DOJ. The senate should be 
thermonuclear over this. The time for a measured response is past. 

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2020 01:12 PM (dNzKv) 


100%

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at May 12, 2020 01:21 PM (4Q1w7)

344 Nothing is gonna happen

the accused guys like Flynn will be exonerated

like the cops in Baltimore, Darren Wilson and Zimmerman

but the wrong people are gonna walk away with the cash

the fix is in, it's DC (Chinatown)

Posted by: REDACTED at May 12, 2020 01:21 PM (tQbpU)

345 Yes Obama and Clinton are guilty as hell. But here muh principles of trying to get absolutely everyone including the Coup Plotter In Chief are not practical.

I think GOP Inc should just publically admit that Obama and Clinton are above the law for political reasons, while emphasizing that (a) we all know they directed the coup attempt but (b) we will have to content ourselves with going after all the Department heads for retribution and future deterrence. Then DO it and stop all this "looking into everything..."

Comey: Jail.
Brennan: Jail.
Yates: Jail.
Stzrok: Jail.
Rice: Jail.
Powers: Jail.
Page: Jail.
Ohrs: Jail.
Simpson: Jail.
etc.

Dragging things out forever and looking into Obama and Clinton tie ins is just what they want. An endless war of attrition that goes nowhere. You fight with the troops you have.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 12, 2020 01:22 PM (lcQJG)

346
If Adam Housley is right, and he's been right about pretty much everything having to do with this for the last few years, Obama spied on multiple candidates in both parties.

Can't wait to hear the reaction from our esteemed Senators if that turns out to be the case.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 12:51 PM (ZLI7S)

========

WHAT?! You mean this affects me personally???!!!

--Swamp Creature waking up from refreshing nap after exhausting day of perusing evidence that US Constitution was subverted

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 12, 2020 01:22 PM (SFAhl)

347
No legal action in DC, will lead to consequences on Main Street USA.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 01:18 PM (NgKpN)

------

Absolutely in agreement, R13. The sad state of affairs in our judicial system and law enforcement and intelligence agencies is a potentially fatal and seemingly unfixable malady.

I am speaking only of our own elected officials, and their duty to speak and act at this juncture. The ones we voted for. At least for posterity's sake. If the law is moot, then at least go on record and fucking say it. Get the issue in front of the American people.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 12, 2020 01:22 PM (5jaxN)

348 Out of interest, ace, did you ever get to watch Carlson call out that other cuck fraud, Gowdy? It involved playing back tapes where Gowdy sang the praises of the DOJ/FBI.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 12, 2020 01:17 PM (puu6v)

He sat on this the whole time, just like the rest of them did, and said nothing. They never thought these transcripts would be released. To hell with all of them.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at May 12, 2020 01:22 PM (4Ua17)

349 313 One of my great disappointments was a former student who has gone so far left that she wanted to persuade a rape victim to not press charges against her rapist because he had been abused as a child, and needed to be "rehabilitated."

I asked her how she squared that with "believe all women," and she had no answer, she just got mad.

She has now declared me a hater.
Posted by: Moki at May 12, 2020 01:11 PM (mFoNl)

metoo methree me...
Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 12, 2020 01:16 PM (JFO2v)

Your hate will make you strong.

Embrace the power of the darkside!

We have cookies!

Posted by: Emporer Palpitine at May 12, 2020 01:22 PM (NgKpN)

350
Anuj Chopra@AnujChopra
Devastating news from #Kabul, where gunmen stormed a maternity ward to kill newborns and mothers. Such inhumanity. Absolute horror.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


That sounds like one of those made up propaganda stories like German soldiers bayoneting babies or Iraqi soldiers ripping babies out of incubators.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 12, 2020 01:22 PM (aKsyK)

351 Graham was in bed with McCain...

Hard to believe he was not in on it.

It is also the reason why I will do a wait and see attitude on certain GOP Senators in relation to China. Words are cheap, actions that might offend their donors are not.

Posted by: William Eaton at May 12, 2020 01:23 PM (cfkTP)

352 333 293 An overly powerful Judiciary is the symptom, but an incompetent and useless Congress is the disease.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 01:09 PM (trdmm)

that lets the electorate off to easy

Posted by: REDACTED at May 12, 2020 01:23 PM (tQbpU)

353 What the f-ck is wrong with South Carolina?

Trey Gowdy?
Lindsey Graham?

I remember when people were talking up Miss Graham during Kavanaugh hearings.

Paper tiger. Always has been.

Posted by: Dansgirls at May 12, 2020 01:23 PM (V25ON)

354 2pm another press conference with the lovely Ms McEnany. I hope she uses a flamethrower.

Posted by: vivi at May 12, 2020 01:23 PM (11H2y)

355 Too easy, sorry

Posted by: REDACTED at May 12, 2020 01:23 PM (tQbpU)

356 @340

Obama spied on everyone...

He spied on Tea Party and other conservative groups.
He spied on reporters.
He spied on Congress.
He spied on allies, Israel specifically.

And most of all we know he spied on at least one GOP Presidential candidate.


I believe it's safe to say, he spied on every GOP Presidential candidate.


Obama needs to be frog marched of to FPMITAP where he should be put in a very deep hole and forgotten.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 12, 2020 01:24 PM (NkeJ4)

357 What? Me, a tool of Deep State?

Shelter in place, no school next year, shut 'er down til November 4.

Posted by: Herr Doktor Phoucbey at May 12, 2020 01:24 PM (gnl1m)

358 As much as I love the idea of Trump going after Obama or at least pardoning him, I think either would alienate the vast number of black walkways and possibly cost him a 50 state landslide in November.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2020 01:24 PM (r/92q)

359 Go to 2:00.

https://bit.ly/2LlMF3b
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 12, 2020 01:19 PM (+y/Ru)
+++++++++++++
I don't see as him shitting himself. He held up fairly well. He is a bit rambling as usual, but he is generally on-message in denying any involvement and working to divert attention away from it by claiming that Trump is using to divert attention away from COVID-19.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 01:24 PM (hYcqw)

360 351 Graham was in bed with McCain...

please

some of us lunch late !

Posted by: REDACTED at May 12, 2020 01:24 PM (tQbpU)

361 352 333 293 An overly powerful Judiciary is the symptom, but an incompetent and useless Congress is the disease.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 01:09 PM (trdmm)

that lets the electorate off to easy
Posted by: REDACTED at May 12, 2020 01:23 PM (tQbpU)

A government should be constructed for the people we have, not the ones we wish for. See Iraq for instance.

Posted by: Someguy at May 12, 2020 01:24 PM (Zm+LZ)

362 356 I believe it's safe to say, he spied on every GOP Presidential candidate.


Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 12, 2020 01:24 PM (NkeJ4)

=========

Well, except Jim Gilmore. Not even Obama's people knew he was in the race.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 01:24 PM (LvTSG)

363 Lindsay was a single election away from being choir director at some Southern Baptist church.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - only 1,000 healthcare workers worldwide have died from COVID-19 at May 12, 2020 01:26 PM (ADuZP)

364 Is it just me, or has Billy largely stayed quiet about a lot of this?



Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 01:19 PM (sX1BW)

Clinton's cachet is still relatively high but he's not contemporary (and he had those icky "woman" problems) so they use him very sparingly. They generally rotate between Hillary, the Obamas, Kerry, Romney and Pelosi to distribute their Message of the Day.

The tell is they all make their statements in the same "buzzword" marketing voice. This generates "headlines" which carry the news cycle until the next one steps up with more "news". The DNC just changes the messenger to make their message seem novel and interesting.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 01:26 PM (yokAj)

365 Patrick Poole
@pspoole
N.B. The Intelligence Community Inspector General discovered that this gmail address was copied on almost every email sent and received on Hillary Clinton's illegal home server and may be evidence of foreign penetration of her communications.
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem

I thought we already knew this was a Chinese linked email.

Posted by: LASue at May 12, 2020 01:26 PM (Ed8Zd)

366 I remember when people were talking up Miss Graham during Kavanaugh hearings.

Paper tiger. Always has been.
Posted by: Dansgirls at May 12, 2020 01:23 PM (V25ON)

He fought for Kavanaugh because he knew he was a Bush- endorsed cuck. No way he would have gone to the mat for another Thomas.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 12, 2020 01:27 PM (H8QX8)

367 So its war then
Posted by: JoshO

Pray earnestly that it doesn't come to that. It won't be war. It will be hundreds of Sarajevos spread throughout this country. Even Kurt Schlicter doesn't have the imagination capable of realizing the reality of that horror.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..safety off at May 12, 2020 01:27 PM (hX3V/)

368 You know I am late to the party as usual, but I am also hesitant to dig into Obama. I mean we should contract this out to Reggie. Are we sure we know where He has been?

Posted by: Picric at May 12, 2020 01:27 PM (nonGu)

369 1. It's too soon to talk about calling Obama.

2. They won't call him when it is time.

Posted by: The Judge at May 12, 2020 01:27 PM (GDjCl)

370 Speaking of failure theater, Mollie H reports that Trey Gowdy never saw the full records subpoenaed before he famously declared the FBI spying against Trump was good and proper.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ychft3kx

Posted by: bonhomme at May 12, 2020 01:27 PM (UW2ZS)

371 of course

Laura Ingraham

2 months ago: "Can't open until we flatten the curve to save our healthcare system."

One month ago: "Can't open until we have a vaccine."

A few days ago: "Can't open until we have multiple vaccines."

Today: (Essentially) Can't open until Biden wins.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 01:28 PM (x4XFu)

372 N.B. The Intelligence Community Inspector General discovered that this gmail address was copied on almost every email sent and received on Hillary Clinton's illegal home server and may be evidence of foreign penetration of her communications.

-

The one that was copied on Anthony Weiner's laptop under a literal folder titled "insurance" and nothing came of it?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - only 1,000 healthcare workers worldwide have died from COVID-19 at May 12, 2020 01:28 PM (ADuZP)

373 Comey: Jail.
Brennan: Jail.
Yates: Jail.
Stzrok: Jail.
Rice: Jail.
Powers: Jail.
Page: Jail.
Ohrs: Jail.
Simpson: Jail.
etc.


SUN will make $40 before this happens

Posted by: REDACTED at May 12, 2020 01:28 PM (tQbpU)

374 and possibly cost him a 50 state landslide in November.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2020 01:24 

There won't be a landslide of any sort.

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at May 12, 2020 01:28 PM (4Q1w7)

375 Gov. Andrew Cuomo had to BE SUED IN FEDERAL COURT to provide a sign language interpreter for his daily China virus briefings.

He had to be SUED to do this.

Mr. Civil Rights himself.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 12, 2020 01:28 PM (gAXBD)

376
I am speaking only of our own elected officials, and their duty to speak and act at this juncture. The ones we voted for. At least for posterity's sake. If the law is moot, then at least go on record and fucking say it. Get the issue in front of the American people.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 12, 2020 01:22 PM (5jaxN)


They've been saying it through their actions for years now. Which dovetails nicely with the thread before this one.

Posted by: Sooner at May 12, 2020 01:28 PM (Fs5vw)

377 I think its safe to assume that everyone has been spied upon for a long time.

Obama just fucked it up, taking it a bit too far because who would ever question his highness?

Posted by: MJ at May 12, 2020 01:28 PM (gAMkn)

378 Comey: Jail.

Brennan: Jail.

Yates: Jail.

Stzrok: Jail.

Rice: Jail.

Powers: Jail.

Page: Jail.

Ohrs: Jail.

Simpson: Jail.

etc.



Dragging things out forever and looking into Obama and Clinton tie
ins is just what they want. An endless war of attrition that goes
nowhere. You fight with the troops you have.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 12, 2020 01:22 PM (lcQJG)

You spelled 'woodchipper' wrong.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 12, 2020 01:29 PM (88+cf)

379 I think its safe to assume that everyone has been spied upon for a long time.



Obama just fucked it up, taking it a bit too far because who would ever question his highness?





Posted by: MJ at May 12, 2020 01:28 PM (gAMkn)

Trump wasn't supposed to win.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 01:30 PM (yokAj)

380 and possibly cost him a 50 state landslide in November.



Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2020 01:2


There won't be a landslide of any sort.

-----------

I believe a modern day landslide is obtainable. I consider a modern day landslide, the middle of the country less IL - so no west coast, no middle Atlantic and new England.

My own silly interpretation.

Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 01:30 PM (sX1BW)

381 Everyone seems to be praising Rand Paul today.


Emerald Robinson @EmeraldRobinson

Rand Paul to Dr Fauci today: "I think we ought to have a little bit of humility in our belief that we know what's best for the economy. As much as I respect you, Dr. Fauci, I don't think you're the end-all. I don't think you're the one person who gets to make the decision."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 01:30 PM (x4XFu)

382 Before he left England for the colonies, William Penn was on trial for inciting a riot. (trumped up charge, of course.)
At that time, the judge could instruct the jury how to find. The judge instructed the jury to find Penn guilty, and they refused. They were locked in the jury room for days without food, yet still refused, so the judge relented.

The judicial system changed forever because people were fed up with corruption. It can happen again.

Posted by: artemis at May 12, 2020 01:31 PM (AwPyG)

383 I think its safe to assume that everyone has been spied upon for a long time.


I saw someone peeking in my bathroom window the other day...and let me say for 65, I am still a hunk

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 12, 2020 01:31 PM (85Gof)

384 I'm convinced most of these guys cashed in on foreign policy legislation they pushed. McCain and Graham (Ukraine)...McConnell (China)...etc. All of this was uncovered through the illegal searches documented of the NSA meta-data that the democrats used and are using as opposition research. Essentially, they had access to deposit information through tapping of phone/computer lines between these guys and their banking representatives. It's why Ryan and Gowdy took early vacations. They thought that by removing themselves from their positions they would not be subject to the extortion they brought on themselves.

Interestingly, Graham has stated that he is stepping down from his committee position....same reason.

Why won't they bring in the big catch for questioning. Simple, they'll get exposed as well for totally unrelated things. And, they think that creates a Constitutional crisis....you know...tossing half of congress out on its ass.

The entire SIC (Burr) is corrupt. Hell, the documentation is out there of how they tried to railroad the current president by trying to set up direct meetings with Steele off the record.

It's another of this TOO BIG to FAIL scenarios. They rationalize continued corruption by saying that punishing everyone responsible would create crisis too big to overcome. When if fact it is just personal self preservation.

Posted by: Orson at May 12, 2020 01:32 PM (uVoKK)

385 Meh. I actually agree with Lindsay on this. Its not a good idea IMO to drag the last POTUS into legal challenges. Just throw the book at Brennan, Rice, Comey, Yates etc. and if they whine "but I was just following orders" I believe the law says something about having a duty to refuse to follow a clearly illegal order. The POTUS might not know the details of the laws but the DOJ folks have a duty to look it up if they don't know something is illegal and the NSC folks have attorneys they can consult. Its good enough if
Nixon and Obama are linked together as illegally spying on the other party nominees.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 12, 2020 01:32 PM (T9Hmo)

386 I don't see as him shitting himself. He held up fairly well. He is a bit rambling as usual, but he is generally on-message in denying any involvement and working to divert attention away from it by claiming that Trump is using to divert attention away from COVID-19.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 01:24 PM (hYcqw)


Agreed. I think he memorized his canned responses. He rattles it off like he hasn't before. Plus, he says he misheard George's question _ie., prosecuting Flynn. He doesn't answer much other than he was at brief and then turns back to the "Trump knew since January / February." That's a big time line, and Trump closed China travel 31-Jan (IIRC).


So Biden just tipped his hand regarding how they will attack Trump because it's tough to tie the economy to Trump now, as the virus isn't his fault.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at May 12, 2020 01:32 PM (Ozpxd)

387 Regarding the FBI and CIA meddling in our elections, it seems as if many people are working under the assumption that Brennen and Comey were the first. I don't think that is a particularly good assumption, I think it more likely that they were just the first to get caught. Think back to Reagan, he picked the former head of the CIA to be his running mate. It probably goes back even further.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 12, 2020 01:32 PM (IrOVa)

388 Am I the only one who would love to see Trump preemptively pardon Obama for his crimes, much like Ford did to Nixon... that speech would be EPIC!! We know the Congress and Senate will never do anything to repudiate Obama themselves.

Posted by: MTommy at May 12, 2020 01:33 PM (ahgAw)

389 Patrick Poole

@pspoole

N.B. The Intelligence Community Inspector General discovered that
this gmail address was copied on almost every email sent and received on
Hillary Clinton's illegal home server and may be evidence of foreign
penetration of her communications.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem


----
I thought we already knew this was a Chinese linked email.

Posted by: LASue at May 12, 2020 01:26 PM


It will be interesting to see if anything ever gets declassified and released about this, because people will shit if they ever know just how many people were using compromised commercial/free email accounts for official business in order to keep them off archived government servers.

Posted by: Bert G at May 12, 2020 01:33 PM (OMsf+)

390 That sounds like one of those made up propaganda stories like German soldiers bayoneting babies or Iraqi soldiers ripping babies out of incubators.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 12, 2020 01:22 PM (aKsyK)

You'd think so, yet here we are. Take those savages, peel off their skin, roll them in salt, and nail them up as a warning to others. And kill them eventually, why not.

Posted by: trev006 at May 12, 2020 01:33 PM (TbnwU)

391 320
You want Obama Hearings
You'd settle for Brennan/Comey/Lynch/Rice Hearings
You'll get Trump Made the Coronavirus Hearings


Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 01:17 PM (yokAj)

________


Followed by Trump Made the Murder Hornets and Didn't Close the Borders Soon Enough to Keep Them Out Hearings.

Posted by: ShainS at May 12, 2020 01:33 PM (WqPYg)

392 Seriously - I would trade going after Obama for certain Republican senators who were in on this. It will make it look like a bipartisan investigation. For the good of the country.

Posted by: William Eaton at May 12, 2020 01:33 PM (cfkTP)

393 nood

Posted by: TexasDan at May 12, 2020 01:34 PM (yL25O)

394 I am starting to think that there are at least two sets of laws, one for the elites and one for the little guy (which includes former elites that have lost their privilege).

Posted by: saxinis at May 12, 2020 01:34 PM (0kCTs)

395 Emerald Robinson @EmeraldRobinson



Rand Paul to Dr Fauci today: "I think we ought to have a little bit
of humility in our belief that we know what's best for the economy. As much as I respect you, Dr. Fauci, I don't think you're the end-all. I don't think you're the one person who gets to make the decision."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 01:30 PM (x4XFu)


Moar please.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 01:34 PM (ptqGC)

396 If David Kramer was ever forced to reveal all the secrets he knows, as McCain's ever faithful Renfeild, one of the coup helper bees would, probably, be Lindsey Graham. Kramer knows everything. Devin Nunes wanted him to return for additional testimony and he replied by claiming he'd invoke the 5th.

Posted by: EveR at May 12, 2020 01:34 PM (ZZDMQ)

397 "I'm not anticipating calling President Obama," said Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), whose panel is investigating the origins of the 2016 Russia investigation...

So then, um, you're actually not investigating at all.

Graham... you're everything I expected. You're heroic in your repeated failure.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 12, 2020 01:34 PM (HhXSr)

398 Emerald Robinson @EmeraldRobinson

Stories the Media Won't Cover:

A lawyer has told DNI chief Grenell: the NSA is sitting on emails between Seth Rich & Wikileaks.

A professor in Arkansas was arrested by FBI for wire fraud - cash from China.

A professor at Emory has been charged with theft. Linked to China too.


China

John Hayward @Doc_0

One reason the Chinese Communist Party is using U.S. media sock puppets to frantically push the "all criticism of the CCP = racism" line is to undermine a growing U.S. effort to root out Chinese spies in tech and academia. They want that effort trashed as racist hysteria.


China

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 01:35 PM (x4XFu)

399 that lets the electorate off to easy
Posted by: REDACTED at May 12, 2020 01:23 PM (tQbpU)

A government should be constructed for the people we have, not the ones we wish for. See Iraq for instance.
Posted by: Someguy at May 12, 2020 01:24 PM (Zm+LZ)

this people is not worthy of the Government. Therefore, the Government should dissolve the people, and select for themselves a new one.

Posted by: Adam Schiff at May 12, 2020 01:35 PM (trdmm)

400 333

that lets the electorate off to easy
Posted by: REDACTED at May 12, 2020 01:23 PM (tQbpU)

Yup. Politicians and government officials are reflections of the culture. American culture has been adulterated and degraded. I love Trump but there is no way in the world that a guy with his attitude and very public personal baggage could have been elected prior to now.

It's the same mistake that Sulla made when he modified the cursus honorum by thinking that changing the terms and eligibility would fix all of their problems when in fact the roots of those problems went much deeper.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at May 12, 2020 01:35 PM (4Ua17)

401 I haven't seen any other interviews, but in the Mika one it looks pretty clear to me that Biden, when coherent, is reading his answers from a Prompter.

This is a built-in advantage of the remote interviews that have been conveniently "forced" on Biden.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 01:35 PM (yokAj)

402 I don't see as him shitting himself. He held up fairly well. He is a bit rambling as usual, but he is generally on-message in denying any involvement and working to divert attention away from it by claiming that Trump is using to divert attention away from COVID-19.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 01:24 PM (hYcqw)

Agreed.

Posted by: browndog at May 12, 2020 01:36 PM (gD6Ka)

403

TAG: Misc

Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022)
@MattWolking

Comcast owns NBC News and MSNBC, and tonight its Senior Executive VP David Cohen hosted a fundraiser for Joe Biden.

Biden told Cohen he'd take questions but "If they're hard questions, I've got to ask you to answer them."

Cohen replied, "I would never ask you a hard question."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 01:36 PM (x4XFu)

404 Oh FFS, Barky McFuckstick was spying on everyone and the folks who curried favor with him got some of that intel.

Remember Maxine Waters' remark about the database Barky had? Do you really think Chuckles was jus talking BS when he made his remark about the intel agencies having 6 ways to Sunday to make your life miserable?

McCain and Graham and likely several other GOPe have it as well. Right Turtle?

Having kompromat makes you subject to kompromat.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 12, 2020 01:36 PM (NZbXf)

405
GOPe Senators: "Hey, we kick ass at harrumphing!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 12, 2020 01:37 PM (rQe9y)

406 Rand Paul to Dr Fauci today: "I think we ought to have a little bit
of humility in our belief that we know what's best for the economy. As much as I respect you, Dr. Fauci, I don't think you're the end-all. I don't think you're the one person who gets to make the decision."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 12, 2020 01:30 PM (x4XFu)

I guess the best we can hope for is Rand Paul's cordially critical drawl. Fauci deserves much worse.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 12, 2020 01:37 PM (H8QX8)

407 and Paul to Dr Fauci today: "I think we ought to have a little bit of humility in our belief that we know what's best for the economy.

--

But Rand, he did so well with AIDS.

Why, he flattened the curve so much that we've had identical numbers of new HIV cases every year since the 90s and 500K deaths (and 1M total cases) by 2004. And we're just adding them on every day since then. 15 more years, piling them up like cordwood. A simple disease with known transmission routes and extremely settled science.

Trust him, Rand.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - only 1,000 healthcare workers worldwide have died from COVID-19 at May 12, 2020 01:37 PM (ADuZP)

408 Obama didn't need to know the details on any of the illegal operations his administration pulled off. He had a team of hardcore, amoral, power-hungry freaks who were more than willing to do what they knew he wanted.

"What did Obama know, and when did he know it?" is a useless question. He never needed to know. Actual knowledge was always one level down.

Posted by: Furious George at May 12, 2020 01:37 PM (9vQJW)

409 Yup. Politicians and government officials are reflections of the culture. American culture has been adulterated and degraded. I love Trump but there is no way in the world that a guy with his attitude and very public personal baggage could have been elected prior to now. 

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at May 12, 2020 01:35 PM (4Ua17)

The corollary is also true: Reagan could never get elected today, never mind any of America's more virtuous Presidents. Hell, most of the Founders are denounced as racists by ingrate, worthless non-Americans at the NYT!

Posted by: trev006 at May 12, 2020 01:38 PM (TbnwU)

410 I'm glad Biden is somehow hanging in there. I hope the Democrat Party can protect him all the way to election day. Because he just sucks so, so badly.

Posted by: Chris M at May 12, 2020 01:39 PM (eAZVt)

411 I'm so incredibly sick of pulling knives out of my back from these democrat-shit-eating "republicans".

The "two party" system is broken as there really is only just the one. Short of going through another civil war, winning it, tearing down the whole thing and starting over from scratch it cannot be fixed. So over the course of the next 20-30 years USA will undergo a steep decline and end as yet another pile on the Ash Heap of History.

Posted by: I Have Questions at May 12, 2020 01:41 PM (+v+zN)

412 Obama didn't need to know the details on any of the
illegal operations his administration pulled off. He had a team of
hardcore, amoral, power-hungry freaks who were more than willing to do
what they knew he wanted.



"What did Obama know, and when did he know it?" is a useless
question. He never needed to know. Actual knowledge was always one
level down.






Posted by: Furious George at May 12, 2020 01:37 PM


---

Even if they subpoenaed him and he showed up, which he would never do, all he would say is stuff like; "first I heard about this, I don't recall being briefed on that, I never ordered anyone to spy on anyone, etc."

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 12, 2020 01:41 PM (JUOKG)

413 " It won't be war. It will be hundreds of Sarajevos spread throughout this country."

idk what it will look like, but it might be a more covert war against the politicos or certain powers (police or whatever) ... being attacked in their homes, in their cars ...


I can perceive of people on the left and right uniting against Pritzker ... just who they might "burn down" would be his own little army I guess ... unless cops want to sandbag their homes or move out, I think they may not be "down with the sturggle" since it is a top down fascist attack... becoming clearer by the day.


But that is why the leftist internet wants to keep us isolated in our homes, and control/censor all media over the internet and news ... they are systematically breaking our social cohesion. tick tock ..

Posted by: illiniwek at May 12, 2020 01:42 PM (Cus5s)

414 Lets review Susan Rice cya memo:

"President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued
commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the
intelligence and law enforcement communities 'by the book' " Rice
emailed to herself. "The president stressed that he is not asking about,
initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective.
He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it
normally would by the book."

And let me interpret:

"Obama began the conversation by stressing that the IC and LE communities should do everything possible to frame Flynn and Trump. And this email is just for pretend."
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2020 12:49 PM (r+sAi)
------
Further summation: "Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?"

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at May 12, 2020 01:42 PM (4o2K3)

415 "Not enough was coming out into the open, and I knew that there was more."
--Evelyn Farkas

That's scary.

Posted by: m at May 12, 2020 01:46 PM (Yhl4a)

416 Happy Baby day, teej. Glad to hear Mom and daughter are fine.

Are you going to be passing out cigars?

Posted by: creeper at May 12, 2020 01:46 PM (XxJt1)

417 These same people won't even consider investigating Clinton just because she is a former first lady. You think they have the stones to investigate the First Black President?

Posted by: Mech at May 12, 2020 01:46 PM (HPcI7)

418 Posted by: I Have Questions at May 12, 2020 01:41 PM (+v+zN)

Disagree. God still has His hand on this nation.

I'm also a natural optimist.

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at May 12, 2020 01:50 PM (qGnh+)

419 This is TeeJ's earlier description of the impending birth:

429

Continued prayers please for an incredible, young sister in the Lord who is like a daughter to me.
Having very hard time with childbirth.
Posted by: TeeJ at May 12, 2020 12:02 PM (l1wsb)

Posted by: m at May 12, 2020 01:51 PM (Yhl4a)

420 A "tucker" is someone who tucks.

Just an observation.

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at May 12, 2020 01:52 PM (cqt7g)

421 nood biden

Posted by: m at May 12, 2020 01:52 PM (Yhl4a)

422 Last night, Tucker laid into Gowdy, as well. But then he pulled a lot of punches and mostly let big-talking Gowdy and the House Reps off the hook.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 12, 2020 01:53 PM (KnJdm)

423 I hate to say it, but I think Obama should be left alone for the time being. If he gets indicted, the Dems have a great election issue of their favorite kind - racial. Instead let the other targets know they are on the hook instead of him, and encourage them to sing about his role for leniency.

People go to jail, but Obama skates, and everyone knows his legacy is bullshit. He's Judas. For a fatuous narcissist like him, that's the cruelest punishment!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 12, 2020 01:56 PM (3RyIp)

424 A baby should be celebrated with balloons, teddy bears, champagne and cigars. Who comes bearing those things is immaterial. But someone has to.

Posted by: creeper at May 12, 2020 01:57 PM (XxJt1)

425 Did anyone think Tucker Carlson would ever be a leading voice of conservatism?

Posted by: JohnFNotKerry at May 12, 2020 02:13 PM (iPbC0)

426 I know it's a shocker, re Goose, he's still pitching South Carolina real estate, and he has to to sweeten the deal for Qatari investors

Posted by: gaius martius at May 12, 2020 02:17 PM (hMlTh)

427 Kayleigh the Destroyer presser on!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 02:23 PM (ptqGC)

428 The republic will be damaged if Obama is not charged and prosecuted for sedition.

Pick one with the good of the republic in mind.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - only 1,000 healthcare workers worldwide have died from COVID-19 at May 12, 2020 01:07 PM (ADuZP

Call him in to a private meeting in the Oval

Layout the evidence against him

Tell him
a revolver and one round are being delivered to his fancy home in DC

Tell him he has twenty-four hours "to do the right thing"

Posted by: Fox2! at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (Wztg5)

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