FBI Offered to Pay Christopher Steele "Significantly" To Dig Up Dirt On... Michael Flynn

Update:

Why does Christopher Wray still have a job? Or his physical freedom?

All he does is cover up crimes. Covering up a crime is itself a crime.

Former British spy Christopher Steele peddled an unfounded rumor in December 2016 that Michael Flynn had an extramarital affair with a Russian woman, according to documents released earlier in May.

Months before Steele discussed Flynn, the FBI offered to pay the ex-spy to collect intelligence on Flynn and other Trump associates who were the targets of a counterintelligence investigation.

An FBI source provided information about Flynn that matches what Steele provided the bureau, an FBI memo from early 2017 also said.

Rumors about Flynn and a Russian-British woman, Svetlana Lokhova, began circulating in the media in March 2017.

An FBI offer to pay former British spy Christopher Steele to collect intelligence on Michael Flynn in the weeks before the 2016 election has been one of the more overlooked revelations in a Justice Department inspector generalís report released in December.

The reference to the FBI proposal, which was made in an Oct. 3, 2016, meeting in an unidentified European city, has received virtually no press attention. But it might have new significance following the recent release of government documents that show that Steele peddled an unfounded rumor that Flynn had an extramarital affair with a Russian woman in the United Kingdom.


It is not clear how and when Steele came across the rumor, or if it was the result of the FBI asking him to look into Flynn.

The inspector general's report, released on Dec. 9, 2019, said that FBI agents offered to pay Steele "significantly" to collect intelligence from three separate "buckets" that the bureau was pursuing as part of Crossfire Hurricane, its counterintelligence probe of four Trump campaign associates.

One bucket was "Additional intelligence/reporting on specific, named individuals (such as [Carter Page] or [Flynn]) involved in facilitating the Trump campaign-Russian relationship," the IG report stated.

...

Some FBI agents who attended the meeting questioned whether the lead agent had disclosed too much to Steele about Crossfire Hurricane, according to the IG report.

Remember, Steele was being paid by Clinton and the DNC, and therefore all this classified, confidential, slanderous information the FBI told him went straight into the Hillary Clinton campaign's ears.

No one has been fired yet.

This reminds me of The Joker's observations about everyone being chill about The Plan, even though The Plan is horrifying.

The Plan was that the FBI should commit crimes and then also punish people for non-crimes they falsified and framed-up. The Plan was further that no one at the FBI should ever face criminal -- or even career -- consquences himself.

And no one was bothered at all, because it was all part of The Plan.


Posted by: Ace at 12:55 PM




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1 Why does the FBI exist?

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 21, 2020 12:55 PM (Q1e7E)

2 Cheap metal

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 12:56 PM (l4C/z)

3 I've alerted the others.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 21, 2020 12:56 PM (Q1e7E)

4 Grenell for FBI chief

Posted by: It's me donna at May 21, 2020 12:56 PM (Zmnko)

5 Disband the FBI

I can deal with local crooks, I don't want legally empowered crooks on top of them.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 12:57 PM (l4C/z)

6 I don't think that it's very nice for you people to keep second guessing our superiors in the FBI. Shame on you terrible, terrible wingnuts.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at May 21, 2020 12:57 PM (xptlg)

7 Covering up crimes is a crime.
Oh that made me laugh and laugh.
It certainly is not if one is a democrat or deep state, but I repeat myself.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 21, 2020 12:57 PM (pw+jk)

8 But at least they got Aunt Becky.

Ok people, my job here is done. Work meeting time.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 21, 2020 12:57 PM (hku12)

9 I hope I don't need a /sarc tag on that. (probably should have, just in case. . .)

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at May 21, 2020 12:57 PM (xptlg)

10 What a rat's nest...hang them all, then hold the trials later

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 21, 2020 12:58 PM (nRk/c)

11 Covering up a crime is itself a crime.

Just for little people.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 21, 2020 12:58 PM (Q1e7E)

12 [shakes head, walks away]

Posted by: Flyover, tired of FBI theatre at May 21, 2020 12:58 PM (Rbu5d)

13 Ham and Egger outrage can't be far off now...

They are Great Americans, All!

Posted by: Sean Hannity wearing a mask at May 21, 2020 12:58 PM (H1G2u)

14 Huh, it is like these cops are dirty.

Go long on soap futures.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2020 12:58 PM (A5zUN)

15 "And we would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for those meddlesome kids and their dog!"

Posted by: HillaryObama Gang at May 21, 2020 12:58 PM (e284m)

16 Svetlana Lokhova, 0.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 21, 2020 12:59 PM (KnJdm)

17 The same FBI that covered up the execution of Bijan Ghaisar by two Park Police idiots.
Well done, G-men.

Posted by: Zod at May 21, 2020 12:59 PM (ZS9TG)

18 There is no Ace.

Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 12:59 PM (Eicbe)

19 For God's sakes. I'm beyond sick of this. If Barr or Trump can't do anything to address this luridly obvious corruption, what's the point? Stop insulting my intelligence with your pretensions of justice.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 21, 2020 12:59 PM (H8QX8)

20 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 12:59 PM (LvTSG)

21 The FBI should be summarily laughed out of every Court in the land.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 12:59 PM (H1G2u)

22 It's not a problem if everyone is part of the cabal.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 12:59 PM (+b1ew)

23 The Plan is nothing new.

There's Cops and Little People.

And Little People get stepped on.

Same as it ever was..........................

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 12:59 PM (l4C/z)

24 I can deal with local crooks, I don't want legally empowered crooks on top of them.

Posted by:†Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo†at May 21, 2020 12:57 PM (l4C/z)

Forget Don Corleone, it's quite clear Michael Corleone was less of a shameless criminal and baby murderer than most inhabitants of DC, especially the Nadlers, Schiffs, and Weissmans.

Posted by: trev006 at May 21, 2020 12:59 PM (49Hsx)

25 I love it when a plan comes together

Posted by: Col. Hannibal Lecter at May 21, 2020 12:59 PM (FZYNt)

26 RICO the FBI.

Posted by: Guzalot at May 21, 2020 01:00 PM (Rz36l)

27 You ungrateful ingrates.

We got the Full House chick.

What more do you want.

- THE FBI

Posted by: SH at May 21, 2020 01:00 PM (sRP8d)

28 America is an IC op.

Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 01:00 PM (Eicbe)

29 Now would be a good time to remember this is not who we are!

All of this is Trump trying to use the weaponize the agencies of the American Government to steal an election, AGAIN!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 21, 2020 01:00 PM (e284m)

30 I admit I don't know the intricacies of Flynn's case. How was Wray involved ? Or is it because he is Director now and not doing anything ?

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 01:00 PM (zr5Kq)

31 Was that wrong?

Posted by: George Costanza, FBI at May 21, 2020 01:00 PM (uhPTO)

32 I have to imagine that Wray still has a job because he's integral to the Durham stuff.

I mean, Trump isn't railing against him or anything as far as I know.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:00 PM (LvTSG)

33 I fried a ham steak with baked beans last night.

Sigh.

Fucking #FreeWA, I want to get a real steak in a real restaurant.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:00 PM (l4C/z)

34 ace, why are you so upset? This was all really nothing.

Current FOX headline: Senate confirms Ratcliffe as DNI as intel community under scrutiny for Obama-era snooping.

See? It's just a little "snooping".

Posted by: creeper at May 21, 2020 01:01 PM (XxJt1)

35 A bunch of Schemers.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 21, 2020 01:01 PM (3e+65)

36 Anyone convicted in a case handled by these agents should have their decisions vacated.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 01:01 PM (H1G2u)

37 RICO the whole fucking feral government.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 21, 2020 01:01 PM (Thc9I)

38 Oh but when people start flipping in 2436 watch the fuck out.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:01 PM (li+1I)

39 No member of the FBI should be accepted as a witness in court.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 21, 2020 01:01 PM (Uu+Jp)

40 If I was prosecuted as a result of an fbi any time since 2009, I would use this as justification for appeal. You have to suspect ALL FBI investigations. They are all corrupt. There are no "good guys" in the field offices. The reputation of the entire organization is irreparably damaged.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2020 01:01 PM (dNzKv)

41 We are not flipping our way out of this.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:01 PM (li+1I)

42 Wray should be in shackles

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 21, 2020 01:02 PM (UvYm2)

43 Listen, I have a plan...

Posted by: Rocks at May 21, 2020 01:02 PM (RbxEP)

44 Just wait till all those honest fbi agents come forward...Just you wait.

LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 21, 2020 01:02 PM (nRk/c)

45 Gangsters, Literally, Gangsters.

Posted by: davidt at May 21, 2020 01:02 PM (l3+k2)

46 Man. Lets just pray no one loses their pension over this.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 21, 2020 01:02 PM (svbBD)

47 >>Fucking #FreeWA, I want to get a real steak in a real restaurant.


Drive over to Idaho or MT. We got steak.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 01:02 PM (H1G2u)

48 30 I admit I don't know the intricacies of Flynn's case. How was Wray involved ? Or is it because he is Director now and not doing anything ?
Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 01:00 PM (zr5Kq)



Oh he seems to be doing something. He seems to be actively hindering any investigation into the FBIs corruption. But don't worry I'm sure we'll all be yelled at very soon that he's actually doing everything perfectly and "Just you wait and see!!!!"

Posted by: Buzzion at May 21, 2020 01:02 PM (G2zl5)

49 How come the neverTrumpers, with their principles and integrity, have no concern about the FBI's integrity?

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (Uu+Jp)

50
I guess nobody nudes anymore eh ??

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (nw6Hr)

51 We are not flipping our way out of this.

Dammit.

Posted by: HGTV at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (pnfZk)

52
See? It's just a little "snooping".



Posted by: creeper at May 21, 2020 01:01 PM (XxJt1)
Right, remember it's NOT "Spying". Unmasking happens all the time, mistakes were made, new rules were written to prevent these things in the future, people we reassigned and the interns in Cincinnati were sent to bed without supper.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (e284m)

53 Did the FBI continue taking intel from him, and fund him even after funding he was a leaking liar in Oct 2016?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (dNzKv)

54 40 If I was prosecuted as a result of an fbi any time since 2009, I would use this as justification for appeal. You have to suspect ALL FBI investigations. They are all corrupt. There are no "good guys" in the field offices. The reputation of the entire organization is irreparably damaged.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2020 01:01 PM (dNzKv)


Sound of Judge Emmet Sullivan tittering like Beavis/Buthead.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (s2VJv)

55 "Fidelity Bravery Integrity" is now "False Brazen Injustice"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (WEBkv)

56 Perp walks are overdue. Bennan first please. Wray can go in one of the deeper rounds.

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (zUdXR)

57 Durham has been working over a year.

One full year. 40 hours per week.


No indictments.

No arrests.

No search warrants.

Posted by: Zero Prosecutions Zero Raids at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (SJDa9)

58 This whole post is offensive! The internet needs to deplatform everyone here! Hate speech!

Posted by: Karen Brezinski, I wish I could starfuck! at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (NVYyb)

59 Its time to unleash Grennel on the FBI.

Posted by: SH at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (sRP8d)

60 Fire Wray and replace him with Gen. Flynn.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (ptqGC)

61 So, who did they pay to get the goods on Aunt Becky?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (SRRAx)

62 47 >>Fucking #FreeWA, I want to get a real steak in a real restaurant.


Drive over to Idaho or MT. We got steak.
Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 01:02 PM (H1G2u)

I can make Coeur D'Alene in 4 hours, I think.

8+ round trip for a sit down meal is a bit much.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (l4C/z)

63 General Flynn polishes his shoes with floor wax. Pay me.

Posted by: azalea city the poor at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (WX+x0)

64 50


I guess nobody nudes anymore eh ??

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (nw6Hr)

The nude was proper.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (KnJdm)

65
32 I have to imagine that Wray still has a job because he's integral to the Durham stuff.

I mean, Trump isn't railing against him or anything as far as I know.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:00 PM (LvTSG)


Trump is not perfect and incapable of making mistakes.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (G2zl5)

66 So, the FBI went to a foreign source to get Flynn.

Clear intent to violate his Constitutional Rights.

Title 18 USC 241

This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same).

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 01:04 PM (NgKpN)

67 Svetlanda has been interviewed and said the media giants did not want her evidence it was all a lie ... clearly because the MSM is part of the FBI corruption, part of the coup, part of the globalist sedition and conspiracy on a grand scale ... which probably amounts to treason against USA (we are on a war footing against terror, domestic terrorism of this nature is worse than the foreign kind)

Posted by: illiniwek at May 21, 2020 01:04 PM (Cus5s)

68 Autocucumber is getting infuriating. It is now replacing correctly typed words with alternate words just fucking because.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2020 01:04 PM (dNzKv)

69 Remember: They justified the spying on Flynn in the 1/20/17 meeting because he had an "unusual" number of calls to the Russian ambassador for an incoming NSA director.

Why were they spying on him in October 2016-- before the election, before he was even named incoming NSA head!!

Nearly 4 months before the inauguration, they were spying on Flynn.

How would they know Trump had him on his list-- should he win-- and they needed dirt, on him unless they were spying on Trump directly?

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 21, 2020 01:04 PM (aO8Gd)

70 It's after noon, so maybe this one is really Ace.

Posted by: m at May 21, 2020 01:04 PM (5Yo9J)

71 I had a cunning plan my lord.

Posted by: Congressman Baldrick at May 21, 2020 01:04 PM (e284m)

72 "It is not clear how and when Steele came across the rumor, or if it was the result of the FBI asking him to look into Flynn."

Even this doesn't accurately describe what went on. According to the suit filed in the UK by Svetlana Lokhova, this "rumor" was intentionally CREATED by Stefan Halper, who worked (unsuccessfully) to place Flynn and Lokhana in a compromising position.

Stefan Halper has almost certainly been a CIA operative for some time, and it's highly likely that he was acting under the direct orders of CIA Director John Brennan. What's really significant, I think, is that as soon as Halper made his play in the UK, that information was transmitted directly to Christopher Steele, from which it was transmitted back to the FBI. Using that path got around any rules against the FBI using the CIA to spy on American citizens.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 01:04 PM (Kpl3J)

73 Do you think Trump wants to fire all these people but just can't because of some legal or political reason?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 01:05 PM (+b1ew)

74 65
32 I have to imagine that Wray still has a job because he's integral to the Durham stuff.

I mean, Trump isn't railing against him or anything as far as I know.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:00 PM (LvTSG)


Trump is not perfect and incapable of making mistakes.
Posted by: Buzzion at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (G2zl5)

=========

Of course, and he also knows a whole lot more than we do about this stuff.

He's not above reaming people publicly for slights he receives or lack of action, and he's quiet about Wray.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:05 PM (LvTSG)

75 This is an outrage.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 21, 2020 01:05 PM (YqDXo)

76 Hallmark was trying to influence an American election.

Posted by: F.B.I. at May 21, 2020 01:05 PM (TQ/zJ)

77 General Flynn polishes his shoes with floor wax. Pay me.



Worse than that - Mop n Glow.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2020 01:05 PM (dNzKv)

78 Its time to unleash Grennel on the FBI.
Posted by: SH at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (sRP8d)

-------

It's time to unleash a pack of hungry jungle cats in the Hoover Building and bar the doors from the outside.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 21, 2020 01:05 PM (h6CJG)

79 Posted by: Flyover, tired of FBI theatre at May 21, 2020 12:58 PM (Rbu5d)

British-spelling spy alert

Posted by: m at May 21, 2020 01:05 PM (5Yo9J)

80
Fire Wray and replace him with Gen. Flynn.
***

Thought we were gonna make him head of the NSA?

Though honestly we should shutter the NSA, CIA, and FBI.


We should replace the NSA/CIA with an organization run out of the DoD, and the FBI should be setup to report to the state governors - did the federal executive. You can investigate the federal bureaucracy when you are part of the federal bureaucracy.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:05 PM (WdocV)

81 Rick Grenell needs a new job. "Director of the FBI" sounds right.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 21, 2020 01:05 PM (NVYyb)

82 Why does Christopher Wray still have a job? Or his physical freedom?

Well ... if he starts painting his face white and dying his hair green ... THEN we'll have him ...

Posted by: Washington DC Comic Book Writers, Local 666 ... at May 21, 2020 01:05 PM (LPnfS)

83 I can make Coeur D'Alene in 4 hours, I think.

8+ round trip for a sit down meal is a bit much.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (l4C/z)

-----

*hands on hips*


Well.... you want a steak or not honey. We JUST opened up.

*smacks gum*

Posted by: Allice working in Mels Diner at May 21, 2020 01:06 PM (nw6Hr)

84
He's not above reaming people publicly for slights he receives or lack of action, and he's quiet about Wray


Another sooper secret sleeper agent.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2020 01:06 PM (dNzKv)

85 I guess nobody nudes anymore eh ??


As soon as the sun hits the back of the house. You can see the front porch from the road.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 21, 2020 01:06 PM (gd9RK)

86 Breaking: The FBI has investigated itself and cleared itself of any wrongdoing

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:06 PM (li+1I)

87 >>I can make Coeur D'Alene in 4 hours, I think.


Takes me about 2 hours to get there and 4 to get back.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 01:06 PM (H1G2u)

88

Correlation of Crime is not Causation of Crime! No case, free to go!

*Bangs gavel*

Posted by: Obama Hack in Black Who Sucks Cock Down by the Railroad in a Love Shack at May 21, 2020 01:07 PM (Re9MM)

89 50 I guess nobody nudes anymore eh ??
Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (nw6Hr)

454 Nood...apparently the FBI is dirty.
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 21, 2020 12:56 PM (Q1e7E)

Posted by: m at May 21, 2020 01:07 PM (5Yo9J)

90 Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 21, 2020 01:01 PM (Thc9I)

Awesome misspelling if so.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 21, 2020 01:07 PM (UvYm2)

91 In the sidebar, the rotund expert (FATTOM) comments on Costco.
He had to drive an hour or more and cross state lines to get there. Lockdowns are for the deplorables. I'm the EXPERT!

Posted by: spotted dick at May 21, 2020 01:07 PM (Qp02W)

92 I know exactly what "doing something about corruption and other " . Case in point - Acting DNI Grenell. Maybe FBI needs a similar. Hey, here is an idea, now that Ratcliffe is confirmed, ACTING Director of FBI Grenell.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 01:07 PM (zr5Kq)

93 The States of America...The United part is no longer.

Posted by: Tentotwo at May 21, 2020 01:07 PM (yhf6w)

94 87
>>I can make Coeur D'Alene in 4 hours, I think.


Is the Chicken you're using frozen or fresh?



Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 21, 2020 01:07 PM (e284m)

95 Clear intent to violate his Constitutional Rights.



Title 18 USC 241



This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire
to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state,
territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or
privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the
United States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same).

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 01:04 PM (NgKpN)
--------------------------

ROTFLMAO

Posted by: Forest Jim Comey at May 21, 2020 01:07 PM (li+1I)

96 *doing something about corruption looks like

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 01:08 PM (zr5Kq)

97 #twoweeks

Yeah, my hopes for a peaceful resolution to this bullshit are tanking faster than the market did. Only I still have solutions they can't alter.

Posted by: Gmac at May 21, 2020 01:08 PM (qZdIZ)

98 What's really significant, I think, is that as soon as Halper made his play in the UK, that information was transmitted directly to Christopher Steele, from which it was transmitted back to the FBI. Using that path got around any rules against the FBI using the CIA to spy on American citizens.

Posted by:†Tom Servo†at May 21, 2020 01:04 PM (Kpl3J)

While that seems obvious, it's clear that the timing behind all this can actually be proved. And that a competent DOJ is going to be more able to lean on the people responsible- like Brennan and Comey.

Which wouldn't matter it this sort of thing was before a Berman Jackson... but a military tribunal or extrajudicial proceeding would bring all of this to the public record. You betcha.

Posted by: trev006 at May 21, 2020 01:08 PM (Om9A5)

99 Almost out of boxes.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:08 PM (li+1I)

100 The fox has assured me that the henhouse is "clean as a hound's tooth", his words, "clean as a hound's tooth".

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 21, 2020 01:08 PM (3e+65)

101 BREAKING: Michael Flynn spotted not social-distancing, trying to kill Americans.

Posted by: Tater Tot at May 21, 2020 01:08 PM (xDMIu)

102 Possibilities:

1) Wray is part of the deep state doing the deep state thing and Trump doesn't care

2) Wray is doing the best that he can....though making little progress....and Trunp can't someone better in

3) Wray is a SUPER SECRET double Q agent and doing everything we want and everyone is going to jail in #twoweeks


I waver between #1 and #2.




Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:08 PM (WdocV)

103 Flynn, IIRC, was unemployed in October 2016.
At that time, Hillary was a 93%+ chance to win.
And there was a 0% Flynn would be hired by her.

Why was the FBI spying on him then?

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 21, 2020 01:08 PM (aO8Gd)

104 I can make Coeur D'Alene in 4 hours, I think.

8+ round trip for a sit down meal is a bit much.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (l4C/z)


Throw in some hookers and blow ???

Posted by: Adriane the Practical Critic ... at May 21, 2020 01:08 PM (LPnfS)

105 All justified because OrangeManBad colluded with the Russians.

Posted by: davidt at May 21, 2020 01:09 PM (l3+k2)

106 Barr is trying to save institutions.

Posted by: Kabuki Theatre at May 21, 2020 01:09 PM (SJDa9)

107 Nood...apparently the FBI is dirty.
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 21, 2020 12:56 PM (Q1e7E)

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Ok.

ONE!!!


Only ONE among you was polite enough to nood???

Posted by: Allice working in Mels Diner at May 21, 2020 01:09 PM (nw6Hr)

108 there was an investment scammer, straub or something who gave up the whole college pay for play crew,

Posted by: gaius martius at May 21, 2020 01:09 PM (hMlTh)

109 shit sock

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 01:09 PM (nw6Hr)

110 32 I have to imagine that Wray still has a job because he's integral to the Durham stuff.

I mean, Trump isn't railing against him or anything as far as I know.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower
____________

Trump may also be holding off on firing Wray when it will get maximum exposure. Now is probably not a good time.

Posted by: Furious George at May 21, 2020 01:09 PM (9vQJW)

111 I'm beginning to see a pattern here. Democrats may be a criminal enterprise. As such mass punishments are in order. The burning times are near....

Posted by: USNtakim at May 21, 2020 01:10 PM (0OmEj)

112 I've got a job for Grenell - chief executioner. I mean we've got a bunch of traitors and I presume enough rope laying around right?


Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:10 PM (WdocV)

113 I'm not clear why Flynn was not more defiant or outspoken while all this railroading and extortion was going on. Just not who he is? Bad legal advice?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 21, 2020 01:10 PM (H8QX8)

114 87
>>I can make Coeur D'Alene in 4 hours, I think.





Takes me about 2 hours to get there and 4 to get back.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 01:06 PM (H1G2u)

It would take me about an hour.

Inland NW, Give Me Porterhouse, or Give Me Death?

https://www.facebook.com/WolfLodgeSteakhouse

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 21, 2020 01:10 PM (KnJdm)

115 "Christopher Wray is just playing 11-dimensional possum like I was. Just give him a few more years ..." -- Jeff "Miss Me Yet?" Sessions

Posted by: ShainS at May 21, 2020 01:10 PM (WqPYg)

116 Not only is the FBI irreparably corrupt, but they pay bribes with my money.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 21, 2020 01:10 PM (Hcsoi)

117 62 "8+ round trip for a sit down meal is a bit much."
Freedom isn't free.

Posted by: RIMcMT at May 21, 2020 01:10 PM (MAm+M)

118 No one has been fired yet.

Well McCabe, but other than that yeah. #TwoWeeks and all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 21, 2020 01:10 PM (KZzsI)

119 One nood is too many and a thousand's not enough!

Posted by: a.a. - ace anonymous at May 21, 2020 01:10 PM (TQ/zJ)

120 Same shit, different day.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at May 21, 2020 01:11 PM (rguUg)

121 Has Wray changed the procedure them at interviews are to be recorded going forward and no more relying on FBI officials writing down what they think they remember the guy saying after the fact?

No?

Fire him and out in someone that will.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 21, 2020 01:11 PM (G2zl5)

122 At that time, Hillary was a 93%+ chance to win.

And there was a 0% Flynn would be hired by her.



Why was the FBI spying on him then?
***

Well, they were spying on Trump too....

I presume the plan was shortly after the election to arrest Trump on some, err, Trumped up charges along with everyone else the Deep State hated....like Flynn.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:11 PM (WdocV)

123 110 32 I have to imagine that Wray still has a job because he's integral to the Durham stuff.

I mean, Trump isn't railing against him or anything as far as I know.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower
____________

Trump may also be holding off on firing Wray when it will get maximum exposure. Now is probably not a good time.
Posted by: Furious George at May 21, 2020 01:09 PM (9vQJW)

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That's another possibility.

Another could be that Wray can't stop the important work that's out of his hands and trying to replace him would either complicate that work or simply be too much of a headache for the payoff.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:11 PM (LvTSG)

124 Right, remember it's NOT "Spying". Unmasking happens
all the time, mistakes were made, new rules were written to prevent
these things in the future, people we reassigned and the interns in
Cincinnati were sent to bed without supper.


Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (e284m)

And Trump said doody privately and it became a worldwide top headline for three straight days. Yeah, not voting or flipping our way out of this.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:11 PM (li+1I)

125 86 Breaking: The FBI has investigated itself and cleared itself of any wrongdoing
Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:06 PM (li+1I)


The FBI did find wrongdoing, but it started on Jan 21, 2017. Therefore it was Trumps FBI, the buck stops with him, he must resign!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2020 01:11 PM (dNzKv)

126 Bad legal advice?


This, I think. Flynn's counsel appears to have been in on the frame up.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 21, 2020 01:11 PM (3e+65)

127 113
I'm not clear why Flynn was not more defiant or outspoken while all this
railroading and extortion was going on. Just not who he is? Bad legal
advice?


Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 21, 2020 01:10 PM (H8QX

________

I've wondered the same thing. Why would he have hired Eric Holder's law firm to defend him in the first place? [As I've joked before, he should be imprisoned for that alone.]

Posted by: ShainS at May 21, 2020 01:12 PM (WqPYg)

128 I am gonna wait until Cuckpundit explains to you simpletons that true conservatives want the FBI to pay people to spy on campaigns

Posted by: Mallamutt, The State of Illinois says I am essential. at May 21, 2020 01:12 PM (PD4UQ)

129 I guess taking down Aunt Becky is making amends for Ruby Ridge, Waco, Las Vegas, dancing agents having their pistols discharge, having their top secret laptops stolen from the back seat of their car, not counting all the current corruption.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at May 21, 2020 01:12 PM (fpc+A)

130 99
Almost out of boxes.


Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:08 PM (li+1I)

At WZ, Biden saying covid-1984 is opportunity to rewrite social contract. I don't believe he knows what he's proposing.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 21, 2020 01:12 PM (KnJdm)

131 No one has been fired yet.

Well McCabe, but other than that yeah.


I thought Comey and both lovebirds got it as well ...

Posted by: Adriane the Practical Critic ... at May 21, 2020 01:12 PM (LPnfS)

132 It would take me about an hour.†

Inland NW, Give Me Porterhouse, or Give Me Death?

https://www.facebook.com/WolfLodgeSteakhouse

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 21, 2020 01:10 PM (KnJdm)

30 min away.

Posted by: Ha at May 21, 2020 01:12 PM (SJDa9)

133 Maybe trump was just waiting for Grenell to be available.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2020 01:12 PM (dNzKv)

134 66 So, the FBI went to a foreign source to get Flynn.

Clear intent to violate his Constitutional Rights."

It's even worse than that. Let's be blunt about what happened here. The President, Vice President, and their top advisors went to the CIA and FBI and told them to "get" Flynn. The CIA went to Stefan Halper in the UK to manufacture a scandal. He gave it his best shot, and instantly transmitted that to Christopher Steele, who he know personally from their previous intelligence together. Comey at the FBI already knew it was coming, but he allowed Steele to transmit the story to the FBI so they could claim it was a "Surprise" to them. (John McCain may even have been recruited to carry the documents, just to hook him into the scam) Then the FBI used this "surprise" info to start the Takedown on Flynn, which was meant to lead into the Takedown of Trump.

Meanwhile, in the Mediterranean, Mifsud was attempting to run the same kind of scam on Papadopoulos, for the same reasons, but that one fizzled when Papadop punked them on the $10,000 money laundering scam they tried to set him up for.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 01:12 PM (Kpl3J)

135 Top. Men.

Posted by: brak at May 21, 2020 01:12 PM (cG+eD)

136 >>It would take me about an hour.


Next time I roll over to buy a Pin I will give you a heads up. We can go get a steak and make fun of Ace while we eat it.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (KXVG7)

137
The Plan is nothing new.



There's Cops and Little People.



And Little People get stepped on.



Same as it ever was..........................

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 12:59 PM (l4C/z)

The ironic part is very few countries on the planet have citizens that were gifted by their founders the ability and raw power to change that, and we don't do fucking squat with it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (9Om/r)

138 A commenter was saying yesterday that commenters at neo-neocon say we're low-rent? Look at us; we're not.

Posted by: m at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (5Yo9J)

139 General Flynn polishes his shoes with floor wax. Pay me.



Worse than that - Mop n Glow.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


***

Hey. Don't knock it. It is the best way for a ten- second spit shine on your jump boots.
Used Mop N Glow for years.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (axyOa)

140 Comey, obviously, was a central enabler in this, but there's no way he was the kingpin.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (oVJmc)

141 There's a straight line between who authorized the spying on Flynn and who authorized the failed $10k bribe sting attempt on Popodouplous.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (aO8Gd)

142 Democrats may be a criminal enterprise.

There's no may about it. They're engaged in the same stuff as the mob, but with the cops and the law behind them instead of fighting them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (KZzsI)

143 138 A commenter was saying yesterday that commenters at neo-neocon say we're low-rent? Look at us; we're not.
Posted by: m at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (5Yo9J)

=========

Well, I do love Prometheus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (LvTSG)

144 Maybe trump was just waiting for Grenell to be available.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2020 01:12 PM (dNzKv)

I can not in good conscience support a sodomite to lead the august FBI

Posted by: Mitt Romney at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (CqE5x)

145 68 Autocucumber is getting infuriating. It is now replacing correctly typed words with alternate words just fucking because.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2020 01:04 PM (dNzKv)

Autocucumber is asshoe!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (e1mEI)

146 Geee, this is so exciting. It's as if the criminals are going to be punished and the innocent set free.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (eF1II)

147 Inland NW, Give Me Porterhouse, or Give Me Death?

https://www.facebook.com/WolfLodgeSteakhouse

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 21, 2020 01:10 PM (KnJdm)

This is good news!

.....and how sad is it that THIS is good news...?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (l4C/z)

148 73
Do you think Trump wants to fire all these people but just can't because of some legal or political reason?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 01:05 PM (+b1ew)

I think it's possible, AlaBAMa. I also think it's possible that Trump is waiting until after the election to lower the boom...that he's confident he will win and then it will be Katy-bar-the-door.

Posted by: creeper at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (XxJt1)

149 chris wray was a scorpion from way back, when he volunteered to resign over the whole Ashcroft hospital bed tableau, he also supervised Weissman at the Enron taskforce that carved up Arthur Anderson into chum for Accenture and hsbc, Sydney powell uncovered that scam.

Posted by: gaius martius at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (hMlTh)

150 I can make Coeur D'Alene in 4 hours, I think.

8+ round trip for a sit down meal is a bit much.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (l4C/z)
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eh, head south into CA. We're probably going to open up before WA.

Which is rather sad, when you think about it.

I keep telling my wife I just want to take her out for a nice breakfast or something, That's all.

But nooooo....

By the way, a bunch of CA pastors are fed up and have told Governor GoodHair Nuisance they don't care what he says, they're opening May 31 for service.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (WEBkv)

151 Clueless Mitt weighs in

Posted by: JoeF. at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (CqE5x)

152 I don't think that it's very nice for you people to keep second guessing our superiors in the FBI. Shame on you terrible, terrible wingnuts.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at May 21, 2020 12:57 PM (xptlg)

yeah, i'm beginning to think there's less and less chance of a good 99% of FIB agents...

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (8D42x)

153 >>A commenter was saying yesterday that commenters at neo-neocon say we're low-rent?


Just because we shop for the best prices on Hookers and Blow does not mean we are Low Rent.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (KXVG7)

154 commenters at neo-neocon


Who at the what now?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (3e+65)

155 Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:08 PM (WdocV)

#4. Wray took a look at this shit and realized that if the public ever hears the true extent, it will burn down the FBI.

Out 'betters' in the Federal Government have used this playbook before. They LIKE the status quo.

Delay it enough, and it circumvents much of the outrage of the electorate.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 01:15 PM (NgKpN)

156 >>>Why was the FBI spying on him then?

Specifically, Flynn displeased the Mocha Messiah on the Iran Nuke Deal, etc.

In general, Obama spied on everybody.

Posted by: davidt at May 21, 2020 01:15 PM (l3+k2)

157 raw power to change that, and we don't do fucking squat with it.
___

So like I saw a headline on yahoo cuz that's like my start page that Trump is like telling people to inject bleach. Like what the hell? Who would vote for someone like that? I bet like that Putting guy from Russia is making him say that.

Posted by: What we are up against at May 21, 2020 01:15 PM (WdocV)

158 You WANT comey on that wall. You NEED Comey on that wall! You talk of spies and counterintelligence like it is a punchline at your cocktail parties while James Comey is out there defending the very freedoms you hold so dear!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2020 01:15 PM (dNzKv)

159 So it was all a big conspiracy and even The Joker knew about it, that is the claim now?

These fantastical conspiracy theories from the fever swamps of the far right seem only to get more outlandish over time.

But the danger done in terms of undermining trust in our governmental institutions - trust which is essential to the functioning of civilized society - is all too real.

Posted by: Jake Tapper at May 21, 2020 01:15 PM (lExK6)

160 This is nothing new. The FBI was corrupt since it's inception under Hoover. That's why the FBI director has a term limit.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 21, 2020 01:15 PM (1ISKN)

161 156 >>>Why was the FBI spying on him then?

Specifically, Flynn displeased the Mocha Messiah on the Iran Nuke Deal, etc.

In general, Obama spied on everybody.
Posted by: davidt at May 21, 2020 01:15 PM (l3+k2)

==========

And the Obama spy machine is probably what the endgame is for Trump's war on the Democratic Party.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:15 PM (LvTSG)

162 Well, I do love Prometheus.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (LvTSG)
--------------

*scuffs toe*

*sighs*

Yeah, I liked it also.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 01:15 PM (WEBkv)

163 All this criminal activity, traceable and obvious by malicious actors, and all done right in front of our faces... and the criminals roam free, without worry as they laugh at us on twitter and through their media mouthpieces minute after minute. And they will come reasonably close to taking ALL the power again in November.

Flynn meanwhile supposedly made too many phone calls and has been destroyed.

For those of you keeping score.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (li+1I)

164 Ah. The Carole Baskin FBI Reform Proposal.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Who Had A B-Wing... at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (dwojT)

165 The autocucumber here is controlled by the DNC unfortunately...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (6ADg2)

166 And the rank-and-file at the FBI says nothing while this was going on.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (iuFgi)

167 ... it's possible that Trump is waiting until after the election to lower the boom...that he's confident he will win and then it will be Katy-bar-the-door.

Posted by: creeper at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (XxJt1)


From your lips

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (eF1II)

168 Part of the problem is that the under 29 generation has raised from infancy to expect zero privacy essentially from birth. From closed circuit cameras everywhere to EZ pass and license identifications all over the roads, to cell phone tracking, to card chips to web browsing history, Google's data panopticaon etc etc etc the very concept of "privacy" has little spiritual or philosophical importance to an alarming number of Americans.

So the basic constitutional prohibitions protecting our privacy, against illegal spying and against and unauthorized/bad faith "investigations" just lacks the string it should have. Far too shrug their shoulders at even the value of privacy, don't "get" why spying is immoral and corrosive to a free society and just ask "what do you have to hide?" and "who's ox is gored (Dem or GOP)"?

I don't know how we can continue as a Constitutional Republic on this basis.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (lcQJG)

169 Well, I do love Prometheus.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (LvTSG)
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*scuffs toe*

*sighs*

Yeah, I liked it also.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 01:15 PM (WEBkv)


-----

Dammit.

Its contagious.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (nw6Hr)

170 yeah, i'm beginning to think there's less and less chance of a good 99% of FIB agents...
Posted by: SturmToddler at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (8D42x)
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I heard it on good authority that the rank and file are PISSED. Still. They're not doing anything, but they're PISSED let me tell you.

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (/ZYFC)

171 Couldn't the FBI just pay a "journalist" to make this shit up? Wouldn't it be cheaper?

Posted by: BignJames at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (X/Pw5)

172 143 138 A commenter was saying yesterday that commenters at neo-neocon say we're low-rent? Look at us; we're not.
Posted by: m at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (5Yo9J)

=========

Well, I do love Prometheus.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (LvTSG)


This is why we can't have nice things.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (+b1ew)

173
Just because we shop for the best prices on Hookers and Blow does not mean we are Low Rent.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (KXVG7)
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Yes, we're results oriented, hence, Valu Rite.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (WEBkv)

174
Rank-and-file ham and eggers are disgusted. It's a "small group" on the "Seventh Floor."

Horseshit. Unadulterated, rank horseshit. The FBI (as well as Main DoJ) is a thoroughly corrupt institution. There is no other way for this to have been organizationally possible.

If you are one of the people who honestly believes the propaganda about the soulless bureaucrats on the lower floors, who've watched this behavior and either participated in or kept quiet about it for many years, then... sorry, but you deserve to be hoodwinked.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 21, 2020 01:17 PM (h6CJG)

175

I was painting naked and fell off the ladder onto an autocucumber! Million to one shot, doc!

Can I get some Hydroxychloroquine while I'm here? My gentleman's social club is still open, and...

Posted by: Obama Hack in Black Who Sucks Cock Down by the Railroad in a Love Shack at May 21, 2020 01:17 PM (Re9MM)

176 Just because we shop for the best prices on Hookers and Blow does not mean we are Low Rent.

___

Let me tell you, getting the right hookers and blow is a very, very important decision. You'd be amazed how easy it is to make a mistake and end up paying all your Chinese money to some spinner with an angry daddy and a good lawyer.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at May 21, 2020 01:17 PM (WdocV)

177 Massive layoffs at The Atlantic. LOLGF, learn to coal mine.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 21, 2020 01:17 PM (ZGrMX)

178 There's no may about it. They're engaged in the
same stuff as the mob, but with the cops and the law behind them instead
of fighting them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (KZzsI)

Errr... I have some news for you about the mob.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:17 PM (li+1I)

179 The ironic part is very few countries on the planet have citizens that were gifted by their founders the ability and raw power to change that, and we don't do fucking squat with it.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (9Om/r)

I got a wife and a dog. I got something to lose. So it makes something to make me open the 4th box. We keep edging closer and closer to that line but...still not there.

Not quite. Closer, though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:17 PM (l4C/z)

180 And the rank-and-file at the FBI says nothing while this was going on.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (iuFgi)

Not to sound like Hannity, but I'm sure there's some good people at the FBI.

Good people worried about repercussions if they open their mouths.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 21, 2020 01:17 PM (CqE5x)

181 Find the FBI guy who's the legal attache at some out of the way Third World $hithole. Make HIM the FBI director. He'll have a massive grudge against the top floors at the Hoover building. Start with firing/investigating all SES and anybody above GS9. We'll get a lot of new employees at the Skilcraft pen and clock factory.

Posted by: Stacy0311 at May 21, 2020 01:18 PM (iF/I0)

182 *takes something

God, what I wouldn't do for an edit post feature...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:18 PM (l4C/z)

183 I terned off awtocorrect bekuz it was stoopid.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at May 21, 2020 01:18 PM (C+We0)

184 I understand the FBI Headquarters building in Washington DC is falling apart. Maybe if we all met in DC on a Thursday morning about 11 am, just before all the bigshots head home for the weekend, and all push at the same time...

Posted by: JB1000 at May 21, 2020 01:18 PM (G3a/U)

185 it's possible that Trump is waiting until after the election to lower
the boom...that he's confident he will win and then it will be
Katy-bar-the-door.

***

For the record, no Republican president has been particularly effective in their second term since, err, Lincoln?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:18 PM (WdocV)

186 Wow. Just WOW.

Doesn't sound very "by the book" to me.


Given that this was a coordinated Hillary-DNC-FusionGPS-FBI operation, anyone else thinking a lot of this type of shenanigans is what Hillary's private email server was intended to hide from FOIA???

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 01:18 PM (bDqIh)

187 Massive layoffs at The Atlantic. LOLGF, learn to coal mine.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 21, 2020 01:17 PM (ZGrMX)

It's a shame in a way. That magazine goes back to the Civil War.
Too bad it's worthless now.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 21, 2020 01:18 PM (CqE5x)

188 I guess taking down Aunt Becky is making amends for Ruby Ridge, Waco, Las Vegas, dancing agents having their pistols discharge, having their top secret laptops stolen from the back seat of their car, not counting all the current corruption.
----
The Boston bombers
The Pulse Nightclub
The Army psyche who shot up the army base
And the biggest --9/11 where they ignored clear warnings

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 21, 2020 01:19 PM (aO8Gd)

189 Hey! What happened to Bigears Obumble! He's been quiet for a couple days after Trump refused to act like Bush/McCain/Romney and verbally kicked his skinny ass in response to the "smartest man in any room" leaking his phone call.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 21, 2020 01:19 PM (e284m)

190 Comey's comment about Flynn: "He made a surprising number of phone calls." One of the Horde made the observation that Comey made that comment without stating the exact number of calls. In fact, if Flynn made only one phone call to the Russian ambassador, that one phone call in its singularity could be considered "surprising." Lawyer-speak.

Posted by: fly gal at May 21, 2020 01:19 PM (6CtMt)

191 68 Autocucumber is getting infuriating. It is now replacing correctly typed words with alternate words just fucking because.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2020 01:04 PM

It's a beta test for our final product which replaces wrongthink words and phrases with acceptable, diverse and government-approved terminology.

Posted by: SJW Autocorrect Programmers at May 21, 2020 01:19 PM (Of/Uk)

192 I guess nobody nudes anymore eh ??

Comment 454 in the previous thread. Made between comment 1 and comment 3 in this one. You don't pay attention, that's on you.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 21, 2020 01:19 PM (Q1e7E)

193 170 yeah, i'm beginning to think there's less and less chance of a good 99% of FIB agents...
Posted by: SturmToddler at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (8D42x)
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I heard it on good authority that the rank and file are PISSED. Still. They're not doing anything, but they're PISSED let me tell you.
Posted by: jhawk90 at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (/ZYFC)

==========

From what I understand, this was all run out of a small part of the HQ and none of the field offices ever got close to it. I'm not sure how much the agents in Charleston or Birmingham would have to contribute.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:19 PM (LvTSG)

194 162 Well, I do love Prometheus.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (LvTSG)
--------------

*scuffs toe*

*sighs*

Yeah, I liked it also.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 01:15 PM (WEBkv)

*adds Blake to Watchlist*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:19 PM (l4C/z)

195
Judge Sullivan is guilty of perjury in the Flynn case. Earlier in the case, Flynn's lawyers asked Judge Sullivan to allow amicus brief's. Sullivan (correctly-at the time) ruled that amicus had no part in federal criminal trials.
Fast forward to last week when Sullivan, apparently angered at the Justice Dept decision to withdraw charges against Flynn, ordered amicus brief's to be allowed in the case against Flynn. Sullivan's logic being that Flynn previously plead guilty and now wants to withdraw that plea, this 180 being the equivalent of perjury.
So, by his own definition of perjury, Judge Sullivan is guilty of the same, doing a 180 on amicus in this case. He is an officer of the court and all statements he makes in the court are under oath. So, if Flynn is a perjurer in this case, by his own rules and definitions, so is Sullivan himself.

Posted by: Richard Head at May 21, 2020 01:19 PM (rQ/Vt)

196 I understand the FBI Headquarters building in Washington DC is falling apart. Maybe if we all met in DC on a Thursday morning about 11 am, just before all the bigshots head home for the weekend, and all push at the same time...
Posted by: JB1000


Just march around it seven times and blow the rams horn.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2020 01:20 PM (axyOa)

197 Well ... why not start a citizen's petition to disallow cooperation between your local law enforcement and the FBI ?

Act locally, as it were ...

Posted by: Adriane the Practical Critic ... at May 21, 2020 01:20 PM (LPnfS)

198 Good people worried about repercussions if they open their mouths.
***

Yep. We've let the Deep State and FNM destroy real whistle blowers for years now....so why is it a surprise we aren't getting more of them?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:20 PM (WdocV)

199 182 *takes something

God, what I wouldn't do for an edit post feature...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:18 PM (l4C/z)

==========

"Two hours of your time?"
-Prometheus

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:20 PM (LvTSG)

200 Why hasn't John McCain's name come up yet? You know that fucker was balls deep in the whole thing. A clue why his girlfriend Lindsay has covered for him well into his funeral procession.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 21, 2020 01:20 PM (NI4rU)

201 I see it ending with "no intent" and "mistakes were made" New training programs will ensue- give us more $$.

Posted by: Gordan Hudde at May 21, 2020 01:20 PM (8mb8L)

202 well it's not as bad as covenant, that was a dumpster fire on stilts, ridley scott just can't direct worth a damn,

but our reality is much like the blacklist, whose protagonists is loosely based on Edwin Wilson, the cia's logistics and supply specialist who went 'private' in the 70s, and supplied qaddafi like the villain in the pilot episode of airwolf, in reality he had been ordered to provide explosives and hitman to muammar by the top people in the company,

Posted by: gaius martius at May 21, 2020 01:20 PM (hMlTh)

203 >>Massive layoffs at The Atlantic. LOLGF, learn to coal mine.


That would be the publication that just had an article saying the Chinese approach to speech censorship is the best way to go, right?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 01:20 PM (bDqIh)

204 I can't wait until all those honest, upright and patriotic employees at the FBI come forward and help get the truth out.

Hahahahahaha....yeah, right.

Abolish the muthaforking FBI already.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 21, 2020 01:20 PM (Z+IKu)

205 *adds Blake to Watchlist*
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:19 PM (l4C/z)
--------------

*Notes this is, umm...realizes he's on so many watchlists he's lost track of how many*

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 01:21 PM (WEBkv)

206 Aunt Becky is kind of a looker. Not sure what her TV show was called, and I don't really care. But she passes my test for further research.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 21, 2020 01:21 PM (NVYyb)

207 Just another conspiracy theory without proof and check out these tits!

Posted by: Minka Brzkszzkrzsky at May 21, 2020 01:21 PM (sWM8x)

208 I can't help but have a feeling something will come out eventually, about the 2017 Vegas massacre and the FBI deep staters...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 01:21 PM (6ADg2)

209 So like I saw a headline on yahoo cuz that's like my
start page that Trump is like telling people to inject bleach. Like
what the hell? Who would vote for someone like that? I bet like that
Putting guy from Russia is making him say that.


Posted by: What we are up against at May 21, 2020 01:15 PM (WdocV)

________


Mary Cloggenstein using a sock puppet?

;-)

Posted by: ShainS at May 21, 2020 01:22 PM (WqPYg)

210 199 182 *takes something

God, what I wouldn't do for an edit post feature...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:18 PM (l4C/z)

==========

"Two hours of your time?"
-Prometheus
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:20 PM (LvTSG)

Why do you want to cause pain all the time?

I'm watching Silence of the Lambs with the wife tonight. She's never seen it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:22 PM (l4C/z)

211 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 21, 2020 01:13 PM (9Om/r)

How do we organize to make the required changes? Solo people are worse than none at all.

Posted by: clutch at May 21, 2020 01:22 PM (PYnuI)

212 The more we w learn about this criminal sheet show I'm just glad that Flynn and Popadopalous are still alive.

Posted by: corn and beans at May 21, 2020 01:22 PM (tkNkP)

213 184 I understand the FBI Headquarters building in Washington DC is falling apart. Maybe if we all met in DC on a Thursday morning about 11 am, just before all the bigshots head home for the weekend, and all push at the same time...
Posted by: JB1000 at May 21, 2020 01:18 PM (G3a/U)

A pile of jersey barriers would look nicer.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 21, 2020 01:22 PM (JFO2v)

214 commenters at neo-neocon





Who at the what now?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (3e+65)

Seriously. In any event all five of them are welcome to come over here and spruce the place up. But I don't think cutty can hang.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:22 PM (li+1I)

215 Atlantic's quality has gone downhill steadily over the decades, and this is a pretty rough time for magazines to begin with. They're old tech, and printing costs have skyrocketed over the last twenty years or so.

If you aren't putting out a magazine that dentists will strew in their waiting room, you have no future in printing, really.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 21, 2020 01:22 PM (KZzsI)

216 Sullivan's logic being that Flynn previously plead guilty and now wants to withdraw that plea, this 180 being the equivalent of perjury.


Then why not prosecute every person who claims their innocence for perjury, too?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 21, 2020 01:23 PM (oVJmc)

217 210 I'm watching Silence of the Lambs with the wife tonight. She's never seen it.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:22 PM (l4C/z)

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I showed that to Dolley last year (she also hadn't seen it), and she found the great editing trick when Clarice shows up to Buffalo Bill's house predictable.

"Well, it's been aped for years."

"So?"

Ugh...uncultured she is.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:23 PM (LvTSG)

218 How do we organize to make the required changes? Solo people are worse than none at all.

Posted by: clutch at May 21, 2020 01:22 PM (PYnuI)

I don't know, Mr. One Post Hash.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 21, 2020 01:23 PM (KnJdm)

219 I can't help but have a feeling something will come out eventually, about the 2017 Vegas massacre and the FBI deep staters...
***

Were I Trump I'd spend an hour or so a day just declassifying and publicizing sh*t.


Keep the deep staters on the defensive....

Though the Vegas shooting was pretty clearly someone connected to intelligence who decided to teach THOSE people who voted for that damn TRUMP a lesson.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:23 PM (WdocV)

220 I can't help but have a feeling something will come out eventually, about the 2017 Vegas massacre and the FBI deep staters...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 01:21 PM (6ADg2)

Shooter got his guns via "Fast & Furious".

Posted by: BignJames at May 21, 2020 01:23 PM (X/Pw5)

221 he went to prison, because of the dashing prosecutor larry barcella, who got top billing in the times, later worked for bcci, his lieutenants, ended up being the middle men in iran contra, secord, shackley clines et al,

Posted by: gaius martius at May 21, 2020 01:24 PM (hMlTh)

222 Tinfoilbaby, fair enough but does anyone really wanna see McCain's corpse behind bars? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 01:24 PM (6ADg2)

223 Rank-and-file ham and eggers are disgusted. It's a "small group" on the "Seventh Floor."†

Horseshit. Unadulterated, rank horseshit.†
---
There's not a single man or woman at the FBI that would not frame you and have you arrested before you left the building if you tried to walk in with a recording of any fbi personal admitting to a crime.

You are always the criminal.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 21, 2020 01:24 PM (aO8Gd)

224 Corrected:

Then why not prosecute every convicted person who claims their innocence for perjury, too?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 21, 2020 01:24 PM (oVJmc)

225 A church in Mississippi that was suing to overturn lockdown was torched and the message "I bet you stay home now hypokirts" was spray painted nearby.

Good to know Democrats can't spell.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 21, 2020 01:24 PM (ZGrMX)

226 I'm not clear why Flynn was not more defiant or outspoken while all this
railroading and extortion was going on. Just not who he is? Bad legal
advice?
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 21, 2020 01:10 PM (H8QX
________
I've wondered the same thing. Why would he have hired Eric Holder's law firm to defend him in the first place? [As I've joked before, he should be imprisoned for that alone.]
Posted by: ShainS at May 21, 2020 01:12 PM (WqPYg)

It's also pretty easy now to see what's been going on with Flynn's trial, which explains what Sullivan has been doing lately. The "Trial" was a complete scam from the start, with Flynn's counsel (Eric Holder's firm), and the Prosecutor, and Judge Sullivan all in on his takedown. (I agree that Flynn was a GREAT fool to ever let himself be coerced into pleading guilty, he should have demanded a trial, damn the consequences) So these 3 conspirators were at first focused on trying to use Flynn to take down Trump - apparently Flynn's plan was to string them along as long as possible. FINALLY, Flynn realized that the Fix was in, and they had gotten wise to him stringing them along, so he got rid of his own, intentionally ineffective counsel, the ones who were working with the DOJ to try to set Flynn up. THEN, Powell started fighting for real, and lo and behold, the corrupt Prosecutor got kicked off the case as well.

Now Sullivan is the only one left out of the original 3 conspirators, but he's arrogant enough to think that he can still keep it going all by himself. Look at what he's done, and you can see that explanation fits his actions in this case better than any other. He is a Dirty Judge, he has ALWAYS been dirty in this case.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 01:24 PM (Kpl3J)

227 I don't know how we can continue as a Constitutional Republic on this basis.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (lcQJG)


Ancient Africans would not allow their picture to be taken because the camera would steal their soul.

The learned concept that -privacy is archaic- is a new tool for autocrats and a new challenge for democracy.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 01:24 PM (eF1II)

228 1
Why does the FBI exist?
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 21, 2020 12:55 PM (Q1e7E)
..........

To solve crimes like Las Vegas... oh wait.

Posted by: wth at May 21, 2020 01:24 PM (v0R5T)

229 The more we w learn about this criminal sheet show I'm just glad that Flynn and Popadopalous are still alive.

***

And that's how we know this was an Obama op, not a Clinton one.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:24 PM (WdocV)

230 217 210 I'm watching Silence of the Lambs with the wife tonight. She's never seen it.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:22 PM (l4C/z)

==========

I showed that to Dolley last year (she also hadn't seen it), and she found the great editing trick when Clarice shows up to Buffalo Bill's house predictable.

"Well, it's been aped for years."

"So?"

Ugh...uncultured she is.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:23 PM (LvTSG)

The wife likes dark, twisted stuff so I have high hopes.

It surprises me sometimes on what she picks up on and what she doesn't.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:25 PM (l4C/z)

231 Tinfoilbaby, fair enough but does anyone really wanna see McCain's corpse behind bars? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 01:24 PM (6ADg2)

Ummmmmmmm.....Yes. Yes I do.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 21, 2020 01:25 PM (Z+IKu)

232 The 'solution' will be a new agency to oversee the other agencies.

Posted by: davidt at May 21, 2020 01:25 PM (l3+k2)

233 If you aren't putting out a magazine that dentists will strew in their waiting room, you have no future in printing, really.

That's why my next venture is going to be Toofuses and Grills Monthly.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 21, 2020 01:25 PM (H5knJ)

234 President Biden seems to realize that now is NOT the time to rebuild our "economy", but the time to implement Socialism. Only socialism will be able to provide the safety, security, and health that the American People need in this new normal.

Posted by: No at May 21, 2020 01:25 PM (/ACWN)

235 You scoff now, but when those biannual trainings start, some very high up figures are going to be PowerPointed like never before.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:25 PM (li+1I)

236 So like I saw a headline on yahoo cuz that's like my start page that Trump is like telling people to inject bleach. Like what the hell? Who would vote for someone like that? I bet like that Putting guy from Russia is making him say that.
Posted by: What we are up against


That really is what we're up against. I mean most people aren't paying that close attention, but the left really does say and believe this idiotic crap and what's worse is that they absolutely, categorically reject any source that isn't on their bubble-approved checklist (and they have their eye on some of those as well).

They are almost entirely impervious to truth and facts, to anything that refutes their childish, ridiculous ideas, and they literally call anyone who pokes holes in it a Russian Bot, a White Supremacist, and a Conspiracy Theorist, in nearly random application.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 21, 2020 01:25 PM (KZzsI)

237 FBI headquarters building is rotting, huh? What's the term...metaphor...simile?

Posted by: creeper at May 21, 2020 01:25 PM (XxJt1)

238
If you aren't putting out a magazine that dentists will strew in their waiting room, you have no future in printing, really.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 21, 2020 01:22 PM (KZzsI)

Funny you put it that way.
I was reading the paper yesterday and there was piece that said that --because of Chinese Product-19--magazines at doctor and dentist waiting rooms are now a thing of the past.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 21, 2020 01:25 PM (CqE5x)

239
Good people worried about repercussions if they open their mouths.

---------

Nope. I am told constantly that these men are heros and selfless public servants. No excuse.

I have no public duty whatsoever. I am a private citizen. I do not have a Union to protect me. I do not have a high-paying fedgov bureau job that gives me a juicy pension and lots of money for savings. I have no special Whistleblower Act to protect from me from consequences. I have no large political movement to rally behind me for what I say or do.

If I found out my boss was trying to overthrow the President, I'd fucking tell.

I'm sick of it. They're all crooks, cowards or both. Not "good people."

Fire them all.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 21, 2020 01:25 PM (h6CJG)

240 Keep your eyes peeled for the "Hello Clarice" scene.










Cause it's been Mandela Efffected out of existence.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 21, 2020 01:25 PM (G2zl5)

241 What was the last thing the FBI did that was actually good? Solve the McDonalds Monopoly crime wave?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 01:26 PM (+b1ew)

242 230 The wife likes dark, twisted stuff so I have high hopes.

It surprises me sometimes on what she picks up on and what she doesn't.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:25 PM (l4C/z)

==========

Dolley likes psychological thrillers until they get too dark.

We saw Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and she ended up hating it. Not as much as she hated Drive, of course.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:26 PM (LvTSG)

243 Congress should consider stripping FBI of its counterintelligence mission. Let other organizations...without law enforcement power...do that. Cops shouldn't play spooks.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 21, 2020 01:26 PM (ja/kn)

244 A church in Mississippi that was suing to overturn lockdown was torched and the message "I bet you stay home now hypokirts" was spray painted nearby.



I bet they don't.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 21, 2020 01:26 PM (oVJmc)

245 218 How do we organize to make the required changes? Solo people are worse than none at all.

Posted by: clutch at May 21, 2020 01:22 PM (PYnuI)

I don't know, Mr. One Post Hash.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 21, 2020 01:23 PM (KnJdm)

Shit, NSA Bob got replaced?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 01:26 PM (NgKpN)

246 And there was a 0% Flynn would be hired by her.





Why was the FBI spying on him then?
***


Because Flynn was the head of the DIA (the military equivalent of the CIA) and new exactly how Obama corrupted the intelligence agencies into domestic spying agencies. They had to keep him from testifying to Congress.Hence the Flynn prosecution for no crimes - which continues as I write.

Posted by: An Observation at May 21, 2020 01:26 PM (s9N6H)

247 180
And the rank-and-file at the FBI says nothing while this was going on.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (iuFgi)

But I'm told they're the bestest.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 21, 2020 01:26 PM (H8QX8)

248 Errr... I have some news for you about the mob.


Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:17 PM (li+1I)

________


Paging Whitey Bulger ... please pick up the white privilege courtesy phone ... you have a call from Robert Mueller ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 21, 2020 01:26 PM (WqPYg)

249 Let's not bicker and argue over 'oo spied on 'oo! This is supposed to be a HAPPY Police State!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 21, 2020 01:26 PM (dfRN6)

250 Atlantic's quality has gone downhill steadily over the decades, and this is a pretty rough time for magazines to begin with. They're old tech, and printing costs have skyrocketed over the last twenty years or so.

Also they're the ones whose readership thought Kevin Williamson was dangerously right-wing.

The buzz on Twitter is that Laurene Powell Jobs bought them a few years ago and has run them into the ground. Maybe the death tax wasn't such a bad idea.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 21, 2020 01:26 PM (ZGrMX)

251 Low rent?

As if most of us don't own our trailer houses free and clear.

Posted by: Just Lily at May 21, 2020 01:27 PM (FuMqU)

252 What does Barr have to say about all of this?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 21, 2020 01:27 PM (GWDdA)

253 I'm confused. This is news. Why is it coming out of Rasmussen...a polling organization?

Posted by: creeper at May 21, 2020 01:27 PM (XxJt1)

254 213 184 I understand the FBI Headquarters building in Washington DC is falling apart. Maybe if we all met in DC on a Thursday morning about 11 am, just before all the bigshots head home for the weekend, and all push at the same time...
Posted by: JB1000 at May 21, 2020 01:18 PM (G3a/U)


If the correct pitches could be computed, harmonic resonance would be a fitting end.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 01:27 PM (eF1II)

255 Posted by: No at May 21, 2020 01:25 PM (/ACWN)

No offense but there's something deeply wrong with your family.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 21, 2020 01:27 PM (Q1e7E)

256 What do we really need the FBI for? Pass a law that makes it legal for police to pursue and apprehend suspects outside of their own state. Give some of their responsibilities to ATF, Marshall's, etc.

Yes, I know there's a lot more to getting rid of the FBI than that, but let's start somewhere.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 21, 2020 01:28 PM (cRxpV)

257 Tinfoilbaby, fair enough but does anyone really wanna see McCain's corpse behind bars? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 01:24 PM (6ADg2)
----------

Way back when, digging up remains and parading the remains around wasn't unheard of. Heck, the Russians stuffed the ashes of a Polish commander into a cannon and fired the canon toward Poland.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 01:28 PM (WEBkv)

258
Though the Vegas shooting was pretty clearly someone connected to intelligence who decided to teach THOSE people who voted for that damn TRUMP a lesson.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:23 PM (WdocV)

I think whatever that Vegas thing was, it's still too hot to talk about.
I mean, I don't think Trump himself has even brought it up since it happened,

Posted by: JoeF. at May 21, 2020 01:28 PM (CqE5x)

259 First up: who recommended Wray to Trump?

As always, follow the money. Where did the FBI get the funds to pay for dirt on political opponents?

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 21, 2020 01:28 PM (puu6v)

260 242 230 The wife likes dark, twisted stuff so I have high hopes.

It surprises me sometimes on what she picks up on and what she doesn't.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:25 PM (l4C/z)

==========

Dolley likes psychological thrillers until they get too dark.

We saw Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and she ended up hating it. Not as much as she hated Drive, of course.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:26 PM (LvTSG)

At least she likes something.

The wife doesn't much like movies at all. I was slowly converting her to Miyazaki until the Wuhan closed everything.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:28 PM (l4C/z)

261 180
And the rank-and-file at the FBI says nothing while this was going on.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (iuFgi)
........

Too busy eating ham and eggs.

Posted by: wth at May 21, 2020 01:28 PM (v0R5T)

262 If the correct pitches could be computed, harmonic resonance would be a fitting end.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 01:27 PM (eF1II)
----------------

I'm on it!

Posted by: Joshua at May 21, 2020 01:28 PM (WEBkv)

263 >>And the rank-and-file at the FBI says nothing while this was going on.


They are all hoping to rise high enough to go after their enemies, too.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 01:29 PM (wldBv)

264 187 Massive layoffs at The Atlantic. LOLGF, learn to coal mine.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 21, 2020 01:17 PM (ZGrMX)

It's a shame in a way. That magazine goes back to the Civil War.
Too bad it's worthless now.
Posted by: JoeF. at May 21, 2020 01:18 PM (CqE5x)

So. Kevin Williamson dodged a bullet, I guess?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 01:29 PM (iuFgi)

265 Whatever may be found out, I'm thrilled to know that Biden and Obama are "probably" safe from investigation.

That's some hard-hitting rough and toughness from the Leanest Meanest I-Dottin' T-Crosser in the Land.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:29 PM (li+1I)

266 #learn to coal mine

Nice

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 21, 2020 01:29 PM (aO8Gd)

267 >> Give some of their responsibilities to ATF


Absolutely not.

The ATF is the bottom of the Federal Barrel. Even the fucking DEA mocks those guys.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 01:30 PM (wldBv)

268 I was reading the paper yesterday and there was piece that said that --because of Chinese Product-19--magazines at doctor and dentist waiting rooms are now a thing of the past.

Yeah as an author it is tooth-grindingly frustrating watching people absolutely reject any contact with a book. Libraries closed, book stores closed, people terrified to read anything print that isn't exclusively theirs already.

Its like there's a huge book-burning event going on and nobody is saying a word about it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 21, 2020 01:30 PM (KZzsI)

269 I'm not a prosecutor but....

Mr Comey, you terminated Mr Steele's contract with the FBI in Oct 2016, is this correct?

Comey: That is correct

Why did you terminate Mr Steeles contract?

Comey: We found him to not be reliable, and leaked information to the press.

Did you continue to pay Mr. Steele for information after Oct 2016?

Comey...

Did you continue to solicit information from him after Oct 2016>

Comey...

The IG report states he was continuing to provide info in Dec 2016. Did you pay Mr. Steele for the information?

Comey....

Would paying a fired informant, who was fired for leaking information, who was known to also be paid by the president's rival political campaign be considered actions not "by the book"

Comey....

Is this the reason that President obama instructed you specifically to conduct the Flynn investigation "by the book"?

Comey....

Did you and the FBI have a reputation for using illegal "not by the book" tactics in your investigations?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy. COVID Free since 1975 at May 21, 2020 01:30 PM (dNzKv)

270 Ratliffe Confirmed
Buckle up!
Q
********
In case you thought his nomination & Grennell leaving was the end of the fun

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 21, 2020 01:30 PM (M41By)

271 I think whatever that Vegas thing was, it's still too hot to talk about.

***

It took what, almost 20 years, before the US government would admit it had proof some people in the Saudi government helped QA plan and execute 9/11.


And I think it was originally an accidental admission right?


Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:30 PM (WdocV)

272 So the Watergate burglars were just snooping around....

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 21, 2020 01:31 PM (a4EWo)

273 ... it's possible that Trump is waiting until after
the election to lower the boom...that he's confident he will win and
then it will be Katy-bar-the-door.



Posted by: creeper at May 21, 2020 01:14 PM (XxJt1)





From your lips

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (eF1II)

My hope was always that he would wait until after the election to unleash the fully armed and operational death star.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 21, 2020 01:31 PM (9Om/r)

274 People think we're low-rent?

I guess there's no point in putting on airs and getting Psalm 23 engraved in my cock ring now.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 21, 2020 01:31 PM (H5knJ)

275 266
#learn to coal mine


I assume twitter will soon declare that bannable.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 21, 2020 01:31 PM (H8QX8)

276 254 213 184 I understand the FBI Headquarters building in Washington DC is falling apart. Maybe if we all met in DC on a Thursday morning about 11 am, just before all the bigshots head home for the weekend, and all push at the same time...
Posted by: JB1000 at May 21, 2020 01:18 PM (G3a/U)


If the correct pitches could be computed, harmonic resonance would be a fitting end.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 01:27 PM (eF1II)

Flynn?

Somehow morphed into a 'Killing Word'

Posted by: Duncan Idaho at May 21, 2020 01:31 PM (NgKpN)

277 Refresh my memory, was Not Link Wray on that list of worthless fuckheads that the Senate Repukes gave Two Scoops to choose from, not unlike the hot steaming pile the RNC gave the base in 2008 and 2012?

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 21, 2020 01:31 PM (y7DUB)

278 264 187 Massive layoffs at The Atlantic. LOLGF, learn to coal mine.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 21, 2020 01:17 PM (ZGrMX)

It's a shame in a way. That magazine goes back to the Civil War.
Too bad it's worthless now.
Posted by: JoeF. at May 21, 2020 01:18 PM (CqE5x)

So. Kevin Williamson dodged a bullet, I guess?
Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 01:29 PM (iuFgi)



Nah. Even if he did manage to work there and they wound up laying him off today. The cucks at the National Review would be hiring him back tomorrow.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 21, 2020 01:31 PM (G2zl5)

279 150
I can make Coeur D'Alene in 4 hours, I think.



8+ round trip for a sit down meal is a bit much.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:03 PM (l4C/z)

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



eh, head south into CA. We're probably going to open up before WA.


facebook page for one of my favorite local restaurants here in kernfornia has announced that they are now open for dining in. haven't checked on any of the others.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 21, 2020 01:31 PM (kf5Ci)

280 dagnabbit. misspelled "karenfornia", but i guess it's ok since i live in kern county.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 21, 2020 01:32 PM (kf5Ci)

281 228 1
Why does the FBI exist?
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 21, 2020 12:55 PM (Q1e7E)
..........

To solve crimes like Las Vegas... oh wait.




And prevent ones like 9-11.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 21, 2020 01:32 PM (oVJmc)

282 Fire them all.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 21, 2020 01:25 PM (h6CJG)
++++++++++
Cut. Jib. Etc.

And even if the "ham and eggers" are great, you know what? The company they work for is a criminal enterprise and needs to be shut down. The "ham and eggers" at Enron weren't spared when the leadership blew up the company in a fraud inferno.

Why are the FBI "ham and eggers" special in this regard? Even if what we're told about them is true, the company they work for has failed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 01:32 PM (hYcqw)

283 Why does Christopher Wray still have a job? Or his physical freedom?

Because he is obedient and wears his mask.

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at May 21, 2020 01:32 PM (EgshT)

284 265 Whatever may be found out, I'm thrilled to know that Biden and Obama are "probably" safe from investigation.

That's some hard-hitting rough and toughness from the Leanest Meanest I-Dottin' T-Crosser in the Land.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:29 PM (li+1I)


Except in Ukraine.
Deputy in Ukraine's Prosecutor General's office, Konstantin Kulik:

"After the Yanukovych group escape to the Russian Federation, these individuals, using the positions obtained after the Maidan, in coordination with the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, former US Charge' d'Affaires a.i. in Ukraine George Kent and FBI Supervisory Special Agent for Eastern European Karen Greenaway, committed actions to redistribute the assets of the Yanukovych group and counter the investigation. In particular, this concerns episode related to the legalization of funds through the purchase and sale of the UMH Group media holding, bonds of Ukraine's external public debt and the like."

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 01:32 PM (eF1II)

285 265 Whatever may be found out, I'm thrilled to know that Biden and Obama are "probably" safe from investigation.

That's some hard-hitting rough and toughness from the Leanest Meanest I-Dottin' T-Crosser in the Land.
Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:29 PM (li+1I)

I'm with you on the discouragement, ..., but I'm not so sure that it's time to throw in the towel on Barr just yet.

"No, Mr. President, you're not under investigation."
- James Comey

"No, Mr. President, you're not under investigation."
- William Barr

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 01:32 PM (iuFgi)

286 "Wow"?
I hope there's a follow-up.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 21, 2020 01:32 PM (H8QX8)

287 Its like there's a huge book-burning event going on and nobody is saying a word about it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 21, 2020 01:30 PM (KZzsI)

Good way to put it.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 21, 2020 01:32 PM (CqE5x)

288
I can't help but have a feeling something will come out eventually, about the 2017 Vegas massacre and the FBI deep staters...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 01:21 PM (6ADg2)

Shooter got his guns via "Fast & Furious".
Posted by: BignJames at May 21, 2020 01:23 PM (X/Pw5)




My money is on "FBI Informant Against Other Gamblers Tells His Handler That He Wants To See Country Music People Die The Day Before The Massacre"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 21, 2020 01:32 PM (EGyGV)

289 I think whatever that Vegas thing was, it's still too hot to talk about.
I mean, I don't think Trump himself has even brought it up since it happened,Posted by: JoeF.

Agree. And that is very very scary.

Posted by: corn and beans at May 21, 2020 01:33 PM (tkNkP)

290 260 At least she likes something.

The wife doesn't much like movies at all. I was slowly converting her to Miyazaki until the Wuhan closed everything.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 01:28 PM (l4C/z)

==========

I think Miyazaki is streaming now for the first time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:33 PM (LvTSG)

291

I tried to implement Socialism in my basement dungeon, but twinks get really mouthy really fast, thinking they 'deserve' this and are 'owed' that and refusing to help clean up.

So I went back to ball gags and shock collars.

Really, I think they are happier for it.

Posted by: Obama Hack in Black Who Sucks Cock Down by the Railroad in a Love Shack at May 21, 2020 01:33 PM (Re9MM)

292 Some crimes I would like answers to

Vegas Shooting

For how long did Whitey Bulger run the FBI and the state of Massachusetts.


Who was really behind the anthrax mailings - no it wasn't the *second* guy that killed himself after being publicly accused anymore then it would have been the first guy if he offed himself as well.

Assassination of Seth Rich

And if we can't get answers to this kind of stuff I want the FBI closed down.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:34 PM (WdocV)

293 My hope was always that he would wait until after the election to...


Say the past is in the past, it is time to move on, let bygones be bygones. And prepare for the new impeachment hearings because Trump clearly colluded with China to steal the election from Biden

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy. COVID Free since 1975 at May 21, 2020 01:34 PM (dNzKv)

294 How far down the FBI ranks do you have to go before you find people who are not clearly political hires?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 21, 2020 01:34 PM (Uu+Jp)

295 271 I think whatever that Vegas thing was, it's still too hot to talk about.

***

It took what, almost 20 years, before the US government would admit it had proof some people in the Saudi government helped QA plan and execute 9/11.


And I think it was originally an accidental admission right?


Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:30 PM (WdocV)

20 years after the Beirut Bombing of the Marine barracks, documents were 'accidentally' declassified showing that we KNEW exactly who in Iran had organized it, and who carried it out.

Would have been really nice for those of us THERE to have had this information.

But the info was squashed because Reagan did not want the American People to get angry enough to make him do something, while he was more worried about the Soviet Union.

Posted by: Duncan Idaho at May 21, 2020 01:34 PM (NgKpN)

296 Someone upthread pointed out that we are nearly unique in having the tools to resist The Plan, and yet we don't do squat.

He is correct. Easier to complain and distract oneself with movies and pop culture since even now we are bereft of leadership.

I don't think corruption such as this has ever been more clear. And yet we fiddle.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 21, 2020 01:34 PM (4k/Uz)

297 >>Good people worried about repercussions if they open their mouths.


I think there are likely few, if any, "good people" because the good people figure out what a corrupt organization it is, and what it takes to succeed (i.e. join in with the corrupt leaders), and leave.

Organizations have a culture. One does not last long in one if they either strongly oppose or cannot adapt to the prevailing culture.

And the FBI has been corrupt for a long time. For example, "straight shooter" law and order guy Mueller was the one who had mob boss Whitey Bulger as a CI, and thus protected him from being prosecuted (even put 4 innocent men in jail for his crimes, IIRC). Then there are the many times the FBI "dropped the ball" on domestic jihadi terrorists, or in the case of the Pamela Gellar assassination attempted, strongly encouraged the ISIS shooters.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 01:34 PM (bDqIh)

298 @103

What if I told you that Obama was spying on everyone all the time?


If had root/admin level access to all of the relevant databases and intel repositories, oh the searches and quires I would do.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 21, 2020 01:34 PM (T+XCu)

299 270 Ratliffe Confirmed
Buckle up!
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The Dems streamlined the process because they thought nothing could be worse than Grennell.

I hope they come to regret that soon.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at May 21, 2020 01:35 PM (sWM8x)

300 Let me see if I have this correctly.

The nation's counterintelligence agency offered to pay an informant about a guy that THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THEMSELVES IF THE FBI HAD AN ONGOING CASE AGAINST A HIGH-LEVEL TARGET.

Which leads to only one conclusion; Please produce the frame-up crap for us, because if we do, it would be criminal.

OK, two conclusions, may they are just lazy assholes.

And yeah, Trump should fire Wray by 5 o'clock today.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 21, 2020 01:35 PM (Boy/L)

301 Posted by: Duncan Idaho at May 21, 2020 01:34 PM (NgKpN)

Damn, how'd all this sand get in my sock?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 01:35 PM (NgKpN)

302 Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy. COVID Free since 1975 at May 21, 2020 01:30 PM (dNzKv)

*golf clap*

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 21, 2020 01:35 PM (KnJdm)

303 "Nah. Even if he did manage to work there and they wound up laying him off today. The cucks at the National Review would be hiring him back tomorrow.
Posted by: Buzzion at May 21, 2020 01:31 PM (G2zl5)"

Even for Cuck Central, NR's rehiring of Williamson was epic cuckery. The first thing he wrote in The Atlantic excoriated NR in general and VDH in particular, and they took him back home immediately after he left his boyfriend. That would be out there for cuck porn.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 21, 2020 01:35 PM (puu6v)

304 292 Some crimes I would like answers to

Vegas Shooting

For how long did Whitey Bulger run the FBI and the state of Massachusetts.


Who was really behind the anthrax mailings - no it wasn't the *second* guy that killed himself after being publicly accused anymore then it would have been the first guy if he offed himself as well.

Assassination of Seth Rich

And if we can't get answers to this kind of stuff I want the FBI closed down.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:34 PM (WdocV)


How about this? End the form 302s. Require interviews to be recorded. No more writing the report afterwards with what you think you remember the guy saying.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 21, 2020 01:36 PM (G2zl5)

305 Democracy is only safe if the British govern us. That's our FBI, DOJ, State Dept, and CIA. Straight Shooters everyone of them.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 21, 2020 01:36 PM (0rEk2)

306 But don't you dare use the term "Deep State" that is for nutters! I'm so sick of this crap. Go Trump, drain the swamp, MAGA!

Posted by: Kenny The G from AZ at May 21, 2020 01:36 PM (W92b9)

307 The FBI can contract with foreigners for investigation work on US citizens? If this is legal now, it needs to be made illegal ASAP.

Posted by: Gref at May 21, 2020 01:36 PM (AMIL/)

308 i guess it's ok since i live in kern county.
Posted by: Anachronda at May 21, 2020 01:32 PM

Oh, so you LIKE the CHP pulling over everyone going more than 5 over the limit to pay for local government?

(I fucking hate Kern County for above reason, if that's not clear.)

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 21, 2020 01:36 PM (cRxpV)

309 300
Let me see if I have this correctly.



The nation's counterintelligence agency offered to pay an informant
about a guy that THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THEMSELVES IF THE FBI
HAD AN ONGOING CASE AGAINST A HIGH-LEVEL TARGET.



Which leads to only one conclusion; Please produce the frame-up crap for us, because if we do, it would be criminal.



OK, two conclusions, may they are just lazy assholes.



And yeah, Trump should fire Wray by 5 o'clock today.





Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 21, 2020 01:35 PM (Boy/L)

This appears to be the unlawful means to generate enough dirt to get a warrant for their parallel construction of charges in their "insurance policy."

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 21, 2020 01:36 PM (KnJdm)

310 Why do we operate under this iron presumption that every bureaucracy and agency is indissoluble? Once created, nothing can ever be liquidated?

The FBI is corrupted beyond repair. Keep the crime lab, absorb salvageable parts into the US Marshals.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 21, 2020 01:37 PM (H8QX8)

311 What if I told you that Obama was spying on everyone all the time?


If had root/admin level access to all of the relevant databases and intel repositories, oh the searches and quires I would do.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 21, 2020 01:34 PM (T+XCu)
*******
HELL Bubba Clinton was, remember Gingrich saying after he was out of house that he felt like they knew what they were doing !?

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 21, 2020 01:37 PM (M41By)

312 Why use the middleman? The FBI should've just paid Hillary Clinton directly to dig up dirt on Flynn. It would've been just as reliable.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 21, 2020 01:37 PM (O+I8R)

313
What if I told you that Obama was spying on everyone all the time?

***

And this all started with Bill Clinton taking the FBI files of all the prominent Republicans at the time.

Ever wonder how Clinton knew Newt, and Newt's chosen successor, were both having affairs right when they needed something like that?

And that left Dennis Hastert's path to Speaker clear....what a coincidence!

Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:37 PM (WdocV)

314 How about this? End the form 302s. Require interviews to be recorded. No more writing the report afterwards with what you think you remember the guy saying.
Posted by: Buzzion at May 21, 2020 01:36 PM (G2zl5)
+++++++++
Yup. I can think of only one exception, and that is undercover work. If you're undercover and wearing a wire will get you killed, then recollect and write down - but hold those situations to a higher standard of evidence.

Outside of that narrow condition, though, yes. Record everything. This isn't the pre-1970s world of expensive, unreliable or unattainable audio recording.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 01:37 PM (hYcqw)

315 *wracks brain* Where have we seen Karen Greenaway's name before?

Posted by: creeper at May 21, 2020 01:37 PM (XxJt1)

316 Who really stole Felonia's e-mails.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 01:38 PM (+7yf7)

317 316 Who really stole Felonia's e-mails.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 01:38 PM (+7yf7)

===========

"EVERYONE!!!"
-Gary Oldman

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:38 PM (LvTSG)

318 "297 >>Good people worried about repercussions if they open their mouths.


I think there are likely few, if any, "good people" because the good people figure out what a corrupt organization it is, and what it takes to succeed (i.e. join in with the corrupt leaders), and leave.

Organizations have a culture. One does not last long in one if they either strongly oppose or cannot adapt to the prevailing culture.

And the FBI has been corrupt for a long time. For example, "straight shooter" law and order guy Mueller was the one who had mob boss Whitey Bulger as a CI, and thus protected him from being prosecuted (even put 4 innocent men in jail for his crimes, IIRC). Then there are the many times the FBI "dropped the ball" on domestic jihadi terrorists, or in the case of the Pamela Gellar assassination attempted, strongly encouraged the ISIS shooters."

A couple of things prove this:

1. There was a recent report not a single whistleblower had come forward regarding the FBI-led coup attempt.

2. Field agents as well as FBI management gave tips to "journalists" in exchange for concern and sporting events tickets.

That's straight up trash. Burn. It. Down.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 21, 2020 01:38 PM (puu6v)

319 *wracks brain* Where have we seen Karen Greenaway's name before?
Posted by: creeper at May 21, 2020 01:37 PM (XxJt1)
+++++++++++
*THANK YOU*

I am so tired of seeing "racking my brain" in online forums

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 01:38 PM (hYcqw)

320 293 My hope was always that he would wait until after the election to...


Say the past is in the past, it is time to move on, let bygones be bygones. And prepare for the new impeachment hearings because Trump clearly colluded with China to steal the election from Biden
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy. COVID Free since 1975 at May 21, 2020 01:34 PM (dNzKv)

there is a sword fighting tactic where you constantly attack, so your opponent must constantly defend.

The proper response is a bind, to riposte, but it takes timing and skill.

The issue here is that Trump is not just fighting one opponent, he is fighting the Media, and multiple attacks from the Dems,

and his own 'team' don't seem to be supporting him.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 01:39 PM (NgKpN)

321 319 I am so tired of seeing "racking my brain" in online forums
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 01:38 PM (hYcqw)

=====

What if I regularly place my brain on a rack?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:39 PM (LvTSG)

322 315
*wracks brain* Where have we seen Karen Greenaway's name before?


Posted by: creeper at May 21, 2020 01:37 PM (XxJt1)

She was in the Ukrainian prosecutor narration of the corruption undertaken by U.S. persons, including Biden, Masha, and Kent.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 21, 2020 01:39 PM (KnJdm)

323 Correlation of Crime is not Causation of Crime

And Surprise Anal!

Posted by: Obama Hack in Black Who Sucks Cock Down by the Railroad in a Love Shack at May 21, 2020 01:39 PM (Re9MM)

324 What did the constitution provide for situations like this, where the very people who should be investigating and prosecuting these crimes are the people who committed said crimes?


No more branches of government have authority to do much, other than hold hearings and contempt of Congress bullshit.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 01:39 PM (+b1ew)

325 Question nothing!!!

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at May 21, 2020 01:39 PM (EgshT)

326 What if I regularly place my brain on a rack?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:39 PM (LvTSG)
+++++++++
Then you get the "medieval mental torture device usage" exemption.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 01:40 PM (hYcqw)

327 Question nothing!!!
Posted by: A Scold of Karens at May 21, 2020 01:39 PM (EgshT)
+++++++++++
Except everything that comes from a non-communist

Posted by: Karen Council of Elders at May 21, 2020 01:40 PM (hYcqw)

328 How far down the FBI ranks do you have to go before you find people who are not clearly political hires?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker j

Fibbies who are collecting their pensions and retired around 1995 would be my guess.

Posted by: corn and beans at May 21, 2020 01:40 PM (tkNkP)

329 I'm with you on the discouragement, ..., but I'm not so sure that it's time to throw in the towel on Barr just yet.
"No, Mr. President, you're not under investigation."
- James Comey
"No, Mr. President, you're not under investigation."
- William Barr
Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 01:32 PM (iuFgi)

I so want you to be right about that. But note I have fairly impeccable instincts about this kind of thing. Like I don't decide until I'm sure.

And I didn't *try* to go one way or the other on Barr - although I really liked his testimony that one time. But without warning, he jumped out at me as one of many - in a long line of guys who make all the right noises and then in the end, flop - and we should have known all along.

There's a smell there. A certain radio frequency being given off. It's not a good one.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:40 PM (uEbPt)

330 These people commit crimes, ruin lives, and lie every time they open their mouth... and yet, nothing happens. Nothing ever happens to them.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 01:40 PM (AFSld)

331 "EVERYONE!!!"

-Gary Oldman
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:38 PM (LvTSG)

https://tinyurl.com/kodsxsn

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 21, 2020 01:40 PM (H8QX8)

332 I for one am tired of the misuse of decimate.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 21, 2020 01:40 PM (Uu+Jp)

333 "310 Why do we operate under this iron presumption that every bureaucracy and agency is indissoluble? Once created, nothing can ever be liquidated?

The FBI is corrupted beyond repair. Keep the crime lab, absorb salvageable parts into the US Marshals."

All FBI labs are not equal. CODIS is awesome. The Bureau should be shuttered and that kept. The fiber analysis lab, and this was a number of years ago, was busted for manufacturing evidence.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 21, 2020 01:41 PM (puu6v)

334 Iron Maiden - gonna getcha - wherever you are!
Iron Maiden - gonna getcha - how near or how far!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 01:41 PM (+7yf7)

335 What did the constitution provide for situations like this, where the very people who should be investigating and prosecuting these crimes are the people who committed said crimes?


No more branches of government have authority to do much, other than hold hearings and contempt of Congress bullshit.

--

The 2A exists for a reason.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 21, 2020 01:41 PM (4k/Uz)

336 I thought wrack was just a different spelling of rack?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 01:41 PM (+b1ew)

337 Not so long ago I wanted the ATF disbanded and its responsibilities divided between the FBI and FDA.

These days I want the FBI and ATF disbanded and I am carefully watching the FDA.

The US Marshal Service can take over as the across state line policing force maybe some agents of the former FBI can apply and try to pass the Marshal Service exam.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 21, 2020 01:41 PM (eMtQa)

338 316 Who really stole Felonia's e-mails.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 01:38 PM (+7yf7)

What happened with the Lawsuit asking for the contents of the email account that was being used to transfer her backups?

Were they not ordered to respond last week?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 01:41 PM (NgKpN)

339 https://bit.ly/2LJUzUl
*********
DOJ: Democrats Paid Pennsylvania Election Officials to Stuff Ballot Box

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 21, 2020 01:41 PM (M41By)

340 Ratliffe Confirmed
Buckle up!


I feel like he was confirmed mostly because they were terrified of what Grennell was doing, but hopefully Ratliffe will continue.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 21, 2020 01:42 PM (ZGrMX)

341 >>I think there are likely few, if any, "good people" because the good people figure out what a corrupt organization it is, and what it takes to succeed (i.e. join in with the corrupt leaders), and leave.

>>Organizations have a culture. One does not last long in one if they either strongly oppose or cannot adapt to the prevailing culture.

One of the big problems at the FBI over the last 15 - 20 years is the personnel changes Mueller made when he was Director. He changed the seniority process and allowed junior people to advance to positions they weren't qualified for which had the secondary effect of encouraging more senior agents out.

Comey continued the policy and so far I haven't seen any indication Wray has changed the policy.

The FBI did reengage with Steele after he was fired using Bruce Ohr as a conduit. That ended in early 2017. When Trump fired Comey, McCabe tried once again engage Steele in mid May 2017 and that was one of the things that led to Mueller.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2020 01:42 PM (ZLI7S)

342 340 Ratliffe Confirmed
Buckle up!

I feel like he was confirmed mostly because they were terrified of what Grennell was doing, but hopefully Ratliffe will continue.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 21, 2020 01:42 PM (ZGrMX)

===========

It's gonna be hilarious when Ratliffe pulls off his Grennell mask.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:42 PM (LvTSG)

343 Decimate is not some sort of orgy? It is not a technical terms for the tenth woman you decided to make hate you by buying her a starter house?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 21, 2020 01:43 PM (bMMCK)

344 Henry Bowman's hogs are looking peckish.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 21, 2020 01:43 PM (4k/Uz)

345 The constitution doesn't provide much for this because the founders never would have been OK with a national law enforcement agency, let alone our ridiculously bloated federal bureaucracy

Posted by: brak at May 21, 2020 01:43 PM (cG+eD)

346 Its like there's a huge book-burning event going on and nobody is saying a word about it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 21, 2020 01:30 PM (KZzsI)

1- Get book.
2- preheat oven to 300F
3- insert book and bake for 1 hr
4- remove book, let cool 30 min
5- read book

Note: not recommended for Kindle

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 21, 2020 01:43 PM (e1mEI)

347 I for one am tired of the misuse of decimate.

***

Wait, are you saying decimation is NOT the right solution for the FBI?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:43 PM (WdocV)

348 321
319 I am so tired of seeing "racking my brain" in online forums

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 01:38 PM (hYcqw)



=====



What if I regularly place my brain on a rack?


or regularly place it, along with nine others, in a wooden triangle on a flat felt-covered surface?

Posted by: Anachronda at May 21, 2020 01:43 PM (kf5Ci)

349 DOJ: Democrats Paid Pennsylvania Election Officials to Stuff Ballot Box

Voter suppression, racism, dogs and cats living together, etc.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 21, 2020 01:43 PM (Boy/L)

350 there is a sword fighting tactic where you constantly attack, so your opponent must constantly defend.

Yup. The document dump about Schiff's hearings showing that everyone on CNN lied was clearly intended to castrate the bug-eyed fuck.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 21, 2020 01:44 PM (ZGrMX)

351 decimate is only 10%

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 21, 2020 01:44 PM (xfb67)

352 I think fahrenheit 451 is the correct temperature for a good book-burning.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 01:44 PM (+7yf7)

353 339 https://bit.ly/2LJUzUl
*********
DOJ: Democrats Paid Pennsylvania Election Officials to Stuff Ballot Box
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 21, 2020 01:41 PM (M41By


Silly Republicans! There is not any voter cheating going on.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 01:44 PM (+b1ew)

354 More on Greenaway. She appears to have been central to Nuland's plan to pave the way for their man Poroshenko to be in charge in Ukraine.

https://tinyurl.com/ydhsts58

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 21, 2020 01:44 PM (KnJdm)

355 >>Iron Maiden - gonna getcha - wherever you are!
Iron Maiden - gonna getcha - how near or how far!


I'm running free, yeah!

I'm runnng free!

Posted by: 18 Year Old in a Pickup Truck at May 21, 2020 01:44 PM (udlQa)

356 349 DOJ: Democrats Paid Pennsylvania Election Officials to Stuff Ballot Box

Voter suppression, racism, dogs and cats living together, etc.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 21, 2020 01:43 PM (Boy/L)

==========

I do wonder if Trump's DOJ has a clear line of sight on election integrity. This is encouraging.

I just hope it's robust and ready to rock.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:44 PM (LvTSG)

357 I think now that Grenell might have been sending a message to the Senate "You might want to confirm Ratcliffe sooner than later."

Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 01:44 PM (Eicbe)

358 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:42 PM (LvTSG)
******
some of you forget PDT pulled him nomination the 1st time because Dick Burr didn't want him there. Funny him nominated Ratliffe & again & Dick Burr is in a world of trouble. Think PDT knew something? hahaha

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 21, 2020 01:44 PM (M41By)

359 336
I thought wrack was just a different spelling of rack?

when's the last time you told someone she had a nice wrack?

Posted by: Anachronda at May 21, 2020 01:44 PM (kf5Ci)

360 Barr goes heavy on the pawns. He'll do some religious protection. Send a letter here, make a warning there. Go after a state if need be. These are genuine stands for freedom, don't get me wrong.

It's the kind of thing that keeps *us* docile instead of bloodthirsty.

Doesn't seem to be as heavy-handed on the bishops, kings and queens.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:44 PM (uEbPt)

361 350
there is a sword fighting tactic where you constantly attack, so your opponent must constantly defend.


The Left has mastered it.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 21, 2020 01:45 PM (H8QX8)

362 52 I think fahrenheit 451 is the correct temperature for a good book-burning.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 01:44 PM (+7yf7)

I read the book in high school.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 21, 2020 01:45 PM (Uu+Jp)

363 >>
A couple of things prove this:

1. There was a recent report not a single whistleblower had come forward regarding the FBI-led coup attempt.
- - - -

How about the Anthony Weiner laptop?
The NY FBI office had it and saw what was on it (IIRC). The McCabe, who had been ignoring this for close to a month (did not want to re-open the Hillary email investigation), is finally nudged into doing something by threats that the NYPD people are considering leaking it to the press, send Strzok down to NYC to pick up the laptop. Comey re-opens the case, magically reviews 90k or so emails in a matter of days, and says "it's all good."

Why have we not heard from the NY FBI agents about what was really on that laptop - and I don't just mean classified docs?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 01:45 PM (bDqIh)

364 ...The proper response is a bind, to riposte, but it takes timing and skill.

The issue here is that Trump is not just fighting one opponent, he is fighting the Media, and multiple attacks from the Dems,

and his own 'team' don't seem to be supporting him.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 01:39 PM (NgKpN)



So, Trump is not Batman he is Zorro.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 01:45 PM (eF1II)

365 Not so long ago I wanted the ATF disbanded and its responsibilities divided between the FBI and FDA.

These days I want the FBI and ATF disbanded and I am carefully watching the FDA.

The US Marshal Service can take over as the across state line policing force maybe some agents of the former FBI can apply and try to pass the Marshal Service exam.
Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 21, 2020 01:41 PM (eMtQa)
++++++++++++++
I used to think like this. I don't anymore.

All federal intelligence and LE need to be dissolved. All of it. FBI, Marshals, DHS, CIA - all of it. Replace it all with five new agencies:
- Law enforcement. Small mandate. Interstate crime.
- Foreign intelligence. Long leash, wide mandate.
- Military intelligence. Long leash, wide mandate.
- Domestic intelligence. Short leash - measured in microns. Narrow mandate. No more secret courts.
- Watchmen agency that polices the rest. Rotating cast of employees with zero history in any of the policed agencies and a wide mandate to viciously enforce all protocols against any policed agency. This agency gets a cabinet post.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 01:45 PM (hYcqw)

366 I don't give a damn about election integrity efforts now. The last three years especially has shown that our votes are meaningless.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 21, 2020 01:45 PM (4k/Uz)

367 359 336
I thought wrack was just a different spelling of rack?

when's the last time you told someone she had a nice wrack?
Posted by: Anachronda at May 21, 2020 01:44 PM (kf5Ci)


Yesterday. I don't think she appreciated it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (+b1ew)

368 The 2A exists for a reason.

--

So you toothless hillbillies can go rabbit huntin'.

-- Leftists everywhere

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (O+I8R)

369 The fiber analysis lab, and this was a number of years ago, was busted for manufacturing evidence.
---
A lot of the FBI's much-vaunted forensic expertise has turned out to be fraudulent. Not just weak--fraudulent. Fiber analysis. Bite marks. Ballistic fingerprinting. It's a long list.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (sWM8x)

370 What is it about Flynn that terrifies them so badly? I've not understood this but know there's something there.

Posted by: Citizen at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (ldmQR)

371 She was in the Ukrainian prosecutor narration of the corruption undertaken by U.S. persons, including Biden, Masha, and Kent.


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 21, 2020 01:39 PM (KnJdm)

Thank you, flounder. That was driving me crazy.

Posted by: creeper at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (XxJt1)

372
What if I regularly place my brain on a rack?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:39 PM (LvTSG)





For being a proponent of Prometheus? I think you're getting off easy, brother.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (EGyGV)

373 224 Corrected:

Then why not prosecute every convicted person who claims their innocence for perjury, too?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 21, 2020 01:24 PM (oVJmc)

Pretty standard move in most Chinese and Russian courts.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (Kpl3J)

374 How about the Anthony Weiner laptop?

How about handing Cheryl Mills immunity?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (Boy/L)

375 I for one am tired of the misuse of decimate.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy



If I promise that when elected president to decimate the FBI, CIA, and NSA, in the true meaning of the word "decimate", would you no longer be tired?

Because I would do that for you.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (BM2fS)

376 >>there is a sword fighting tactic where you constantly attack, so your opponent must constantly defend.


>>The Left has mastered it.


There's a good counter to most every sword tactic.

Posted by: Indiana Jones at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (udlQa)

377 346 Its like there's a huge book-burning event going on and nobody is saying a word about it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 21, 2020 01:30 PM (KZzsI)

1- Get book.
2- preheat oven to 300F
3- insert book and bake for 1 hr
4- remove book, let cool 30 min
5- read book

Note: not recommended for Kindle

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 21, 2020 01:43 PM (e1mEI)

Just be careful not to raise the temperature to Fahrenheit 451.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 01:47 PM (NgKpN)

378 Pretty sure the Vegas shooter was involved in gun running and lots of undercover stuff, things the powers that be would rather just went away

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 21, 2020 01:47 PM (KZzsI)

379 >>>There was a recent report not a single whistleblower had come forward regarding the FBI-led coup attempt.



I think every one of them are corrupt. Until you prove yourselves otherwise, you're all as bad as Comey.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 01:47 PM (AFSld)

380 There's a good counter to most every sword tactic.
Posted by: Indiana Jones at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (udlQa)

Word.

Posted by: Curtis LeMay at May 21, 2020 01:47 PM (Boy/L)

381 Yup. I can think of only one exception, and that is undercover work. If you're undercover and wearing a wire will get you killed, then recollect and write down - but hold those situations to a higher standard of evidence.

Outside of that narrow condition, though, yes. Record everything. This isn't the pre-1970s world of expensive, unreliable or unattainable audio recording.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 01:37 PM (hYcqw)


Undercover work is a completely different animal than bringing a guy in for interviewing or questioning. Hell, this probably never would have happened then because Flynn would have seen the recording equipment and immediately decided his lawyer should be present because it wasn't a friendly off the record chat.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 21, 2020 01:47 PM (G2zl5)

382 Iron Maiden - gonna getcha - wherever you are!

Iron Maiden - gonna getcha - how near or how far!





I'm running free, yeah!



I'm runnng free!

Posted by: 18 Year Old in a Pickup Truck at May 21, 2020 01:44 PM (udlQa)

Charlotte the harlot show me your legsCharlotte the harlot take me to bedCharlotte the harlot let me see bloodCharlotte the harlot let me see love

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 21, 2020 01:47 PM (xPl2J)

383 So, Trump is not Batman he is Zorro.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 01:45 PM (eF1II)

Trump is still Batman.

Grenell is Zorro, the Gay Blade.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 01:47 PM (Kpl3J)

384 What is it about Flynn that terrifies them so badly? I've not understood this but know there's something there.
Posted by: Citizen at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (ldmQR)
*********
He knows where all the bodies are buried

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 21, 2020 01:47 PM (M41By)

385 promise that when elected president to decimate the FBI, CIA, and NSA, in the true meaning of the word "decimate", would you no longer be tired?

Because I would do that for you.
Posted by: Sharkman at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (BM2fS)

That would be acceptable. Unless others want more than decimation.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 21, 2020 01:48 PM (Uu+Jp)

386 Talking to the wind.

Well, I have had enough of being a serf.

Bye.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 21, 2020 01:48 PM (4k/Uz)

387 I'm on it!

Posted by: Joshua at May 21, 2020 01:28 PM (WEBkv)


You're the man.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 01:48 PM (eF1II)

388 I think granny thundersharts last email was hrc22. Meaning that she had lost or let 21 other accounts be hacked.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 21, 2020 01:48 PM (JFO2v)

389 Up the Fuckin' Irons!

Glad some of you guys know your musics.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 01:48 PM (udlQa)

390 there is a sword fighting tactic where you constantly attack, so your opponent must constantly defend.

And never, ever lube up. Makes it easier to get stuck in...

Posted by: Obama Hack in Black Who Sucks Cock Down by the Railroad in a Love Shack at May 21, 2020 01:48 PM (Re9MM)

391 "370 What is it about Flynn that terrifies them so badly? I've not understood this but know there's something there."

Same. It may have a Hitchcockian twist, too, in that Flynn isn't certain what he knows that has them particularly taxed.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 21, 2020 01:48 PM (puu6v)

392 Then why not prosecute every convicted person who claims their innocence for perjury, too?

***

If we had an opposition party to the Dems, a smart prosecutor in that party might go charge someone for that exact thing right now in an area under the same appeals court.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 01:49 PM (WdocV)

393 That 9-1-1 operator has been so disrespectful lately.

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at May 21, 2020 01:49 PM (EgshT)

394 A lot of the FBI's much-vaunted forensic expertise has turned out to be fraudulent. Not just weak--fraudulent. Fiber analysis. Bite marks. Ballistic fingerprinting. It's a long list.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (sWM8x)
--------------------------------------

Don't forget about fingerprints!

Posted by: Madrid train station bombing scandal at May 21, 2020 01:49 PM (6CtMt)

395 What is it about Flynn that terrifies them so badly? I've not understood this but know there's something there.

--

Maybe it started as simple as Obama being a vindictive son of a b*tch. And it got the ball rolling into the avalanche they purposely created.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 21, 2020 01:49 PM (O+I8R)

396 What is it about Flynn that terrifies them so badly? I've not understood this but know there's something there.

"If he wins, we all hang."

--Countess Smirnoff von Clampett

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 21, 2020 01:49 PM (Boy/L)

397
Watchmen agency that polices the rest. Rotating cast of employees with zero history in any of the policed agencies and a wide mandate to viciously enforce all protocols against any policed agency. This agency gets a cabinet post.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 01:45 PM (hYcqw)

--------

Staffed entirely by non-government defense attorneys, who have a hard-on for police corruption.

Also, death penalties for frame-jobs.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 21, 2020 01:50 PM (h6CJG)

398 Burn it down.

Scatter the stones.

Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: creeper at May 21, 2020 01:50 PM (XxJt1)

399 Come here, Boris darling!

Posted by: Svetlana Lottalova at May 21, 2020 01:50 PM (EgshT)

400 370 What is it about Flynn that terrifies them so badly? I've not understood this but know there's something there.
Posted by: Citizen at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (ldmQR)

He was an insider as Director of the DNI.

He already knew the deep state, and they had already declared war on him.

He had to be destroyed before becoming the National Security Advisor.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 01:50 PM (NgKpN)

401 Don't forget about fingerprints!
Posted by: Madrid train station bombing scandal at May 21, 2020 01:49 PM (6CtMt)

Did not 1 DNA analyst fake 1000 tests?

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 21, 2020 01:50 PM (JFO2v)

402 Staffed entirely by non-government defense attorneys, who have a hard-on for police corruption.

Also, death penalties for frame-jobs.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 21, 2020 01:50 PM (h6CJG)
+++++++++++++
I'd be fine with that. We'd need to use the draft for that.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 01:50 PM (hYcqw)

403 Sure doesn't give you an confidence that Steele was ever that competent of an operative.

I heard some rumors!! Trump MUST NOT be president!!! R-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r!!!!

Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 01:51 PM (Eicbe)

404 >>What is it about Flynn that terrifies them so badly? I've not understood this but know there's something there.


He announced that he would be auditing IC agencies and this would have uncovered stuff like paying Steele to spy on him, but also a lot more shenanigans people like Brenan did not want uncovered.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 01:51 PM (bDqIh)

405 400 370 What is it about Flynn that terrifies them so badly? I've not understood this but know there's something there.
Posted by: Citizen at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (ldmQR)

He was an insider as Director of the DNI.

He already knew the deep state, and they had already declared war on him.

He had to be destroyed before becoming the National Security Advisor.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 01:50 PM (NgKpN)

And he knows some shit about the Iran deal that have still not come to light!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 21, 2020 01:51 PM (JFO2v)

406 @341...great point. McCabe is the premier example of overproduction at the FBI. 18 years from entry to #2 in the institution, Deputy Director. In the military, 18 years is about where they start looking at you for Colonel/Captain. Flag rank, with institutional authority, is still a ways off. Too many young and inexperienced folks in too many senior positions at FBI. Same can be said for a lot of other orgs...private and fed...in DC. Young, eager to please, inexperienced, and ambitious meritocrats are networking and kissing ass all over the capital, promoted way above their abilities, for very dubious reasons.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 21, 2020 01:51 PM (ja/kn)

407 >>>I'd be fine with that. We'd need to use the draft for that.


Seconded.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 01:51 PM (AFSld)

408 Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 01:48 PM (udlQa)
***********
Have always Loved Iron Maiden, But check out the all woman Iron Maiden tribute b and, The Iron Maidens

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 21, 2020 01:51 PM (M41By)

409 Adam Lovinger was the whistleblower that turned in Stefan Halper for taking huge contracts to produce almost nothing.

For his trouble, Lovinger was stripped of his security clearance which not only made him lose his job at the DOD ONA it also diminished his value in the private sector.

He was also prevented from taking a seat on the NSC, a position he was handpicked for by the incoming NSA, General Mike Flynn.

That's how we reward whistleblowers.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2020 01:51 PM (ZLI7S)

410 There are some funny but kind of sad videos of the bloated, incoherent Paul DiAnno yawping his way through songs like "Charlotte the Harlot." Drink and drugs, man. Some of them add funny "misheard lyrics" as captions, since whatever he's yelling has no relation to the original lyrics.

Dude was a fvcking hero to those of us 29 year olds who were metal fans at the turn of the 80s. Ruined himself.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 01:51 PM (+7yf7)

411 How can you say "No one has been fired yet?"
Comey
Jim Baker
Anderw McCabe
Lisa Page
Peter Strozk
Kevin Clinesmith
They have all been fired.

And the lead guy in the Flynn case -- Brandon L. Van Grack -- has withdrawn not only from that case but from all cases he was on. I think he's getting fired too.

Posted by: Venus at May 21, 2020 01:52 PM (iYXhj)

412 378 Pretty sure the Vegas shooter was involved in gun running and lots of undercover stuff, things the powers that be would rather just went away
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 21, 2020 01:47 PM (KZzsI)

I agree, either that or drugs. One really significant fact was that he owned 2 private airplanes, even though he had no regular job, and the style of "gambling" he did at the casino's was the perfect legal way to launder large amounts of cash that you don't want to report getting from other means.

Las Vegas is within easy flying distance of some Cartel landing strips. A good pilot could follow the Colorado River at a low altitude and never pop up on anyone's radar screens.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 01:52 PM (Kpl3J)

413 >>The Iron Maidens

That first LP was something else. Almost Punk. Except they could play.

re. the Maidens
I have been waiting for them to make it up here.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 01:52 PM (udlQa)

414 Reasons to shut down FDA -Feds sting Amish farmer from 2011

https://tinyurl.com/yy3bozw8

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 21, 2020 01:53 PM (JKNZq)

415 He announced that he would be auditing IC agencies and this would have uncovered stuff like paying Steele to spy on him, but also a lot more shenanigans people like Brenan did not want uncovered.
---
I think this is correct. One report said Brennan would be on the hook for several beelion dollahrz he couldn't account for.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at May 21, 2020 01:53 PM (sWM8x)

416

Flynn was an Obama Deep Stater who thought he was fire proof when he crossed the streams for personal gain. He learned otherwise.

Posted by: Obama Hack in Black Who Sucks Cock Down by the Railroad in a Love Shack at May 21, 2020 01:53 PM (Re9MM)

417 UK Follows Trump's Lead, 10,000 Health Workers to Trial Hydroxychloroquine as Preventative

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 21, 2020 01:53 PM (M41By)

418 What is it about Flynn that terrifies them so badly? I've not understood this but know there's something there.
Posted by: Citizen at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (ldmQR)

He was close enough to The Clique (tempted to start calling them The Enclave, after the villains from Fallout, who were a secret government cabal) to recognize it for what it is, and close enough to Trump to expose the Clique to him, which might bring the hammer down on them.

They saw the potential for their criminal enterprise to be ended, and struck first.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 21, 2020 01:53 PM (J+mig)

419 there is a sword fighting tactic where you constantly attack, so your opponent must constantly defend.

-

That's 100% my chess technique. I don't have much skill and can't see 10 moves ahead, so it's the only thing that makes me even somewhat competitive against bad players.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 21, 2020 01:53 PM (FFaS0)

420 >>>And the lead guy in the Flynn case -- Brandon L. Van Grack -- has withdrawn not only from that case but from all cases he was on. I think he's getting fired too.



If I'm not mistaken, most of them still have their pensions and are freely walking the Earth. That's not justice.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 01:53 PM (AFSld)

421 Oh ye of little faith...Undercover Huber Durham Barr cometh...because their fluffers tell us so.

If you personally are destroyed and/or elections are lost as we wait for these fine men to do their duty to protect the Constitution we can find solace in the fact that Undercover Huber Durham Barr did not rush to judgment. Or to court. ..

Posted by: Voter theater. at May 21, 2020 01:54 PM (7hDBK)

422 promise that when elected president to decimate the FBI, CIA, and NSA, in the true meaning of the word "decimate", would you no longer be tired?

Because I would do that for you.
Posted by: Sharkman at May 21, 2020 01:46 PM (BM2fS)

That would be acceptable. Unless others want more than decimation.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy



I've been on record before saying that pretty much everyone in the FBI/CIA/NSA should be:

1. Hung by the neck until almost dead;
2. Disemboweled and their entrails burned in front of them;
3. Drawn and Quartered;
4. Burned at the stake;
5. Their ashes mixed with pig shit;
6. Pig shit/ash combination mixed with concrete;
7. Remains fired into the center of the sun.

If I win the presidency by a 49 state landslide, I'm sure I can get away with doing this.

Vote Early! Vote Often!!

Posted by: Sharkman at May 21, 2020 01:55 PM (BM2fS)

423
I agree, either that or drugs. One really significant fact was that he owned 2 private airplanes, even though he had no regular job, and the style of "gambling" he did at the casino's was the perfect legal way to launder large amounts of cash that you don't want to report getting from other means.

Las Vegas is within easy flying distance of some Cartel landing strips. A good pilot could follow the Colorado River at a low altitude and never pop up on anyone's radar screens.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 01:52 PM (Kpl3J)
-----------------

Yeah, the whole "no visible means of support that explained he was able to gamble as much as he did" thing was sort of a tell.

And the money laundering aspect was obvious almost from the beginning.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 01:55 PM (WEBkv)

424 I want to know for sure if a Saudi prince was staying in the hotel the night of the Las Vegas shooter. I'd also like to know for sure if there was more than one shooter.

And the FBI has lately decided they don't need to secure anything. They left the embassy open in Bengahzi, same with the San Bernadino shooters home

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 21, 2020 01:55 PM (JKNZq)

425 Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 01:52 PM (udlQa)
********
Original Guitarist now plays in Alice Cooper's band

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 21, 2020 01:55 PM (M41By)

426 >>> I thought wrack was just a different spelling of rack?

when's the last time you told someone she had a nice wrack?
Posted by: Anachronda at May 21, 2020 01:44 PM (kf5Ci)


Local body shop around here runs a radio ad in the fall. "Hit a rack, save a rack". If you hit a deer with your car, take it to them for body repair and they will make a donation in your name to breast cancer research.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 21, 2020 01:56 PM (BHYVd)

427 >>>I've been on record before saying that pretty much everyone in the FBI/CIA/NSA should be:


Ahh, the old William Wallace.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 01:56 PM (AFSld)

428 The Vegas shooter was a lone wolf. Your check is in the mail. Stay safe.

Posted by: The EffBeeEye at May 21, 2020 01:56 PM (EgshT)

429 Guess who Susan Rice's lawyer is.

Yep, you guessed it.

Kathryn Ruemmler, Obama's Fixer and former White House Counsel.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 21, 2020 01:56 PM (BM2fS)

430
Las Vegas is within easy flying distance of some Cartel landing strips. A good pilot could follow the Colorado River at a low altitude and never pop up on anyone's radar screens.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 01:52 PM (Kpl3J)


Fly into Mexico for Dinner.

Posted by: Some old pilot who knew the cuts at May 21, 2020 01:56 PM (eF1II)

431 I wonder if Judge Sullivan has been ordered to do everything in his power to get Flynn jailed.
Nah that would be a conspiracy theory.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 21, 2020 01:56 PM (Uu+Jp)

432 429 Guess who Susan Rice's lawyer is.

Yep, you guessed it.

Kathryn Ruemmler, Obama's Fixer and former White House Counsel.
Posted by: Sharkman at May 21, 2020 01:56 PM (BM2fS)

=========

No...I did not guess this. At all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 01:56 PM (LvTSG)

433 Iron Maidens > Lez Zeppelin

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 21, 2020 01:56 PM (xPl2J)

434 What is it about Flynn that terrifies them so badly? I've not understood this but know there's something there.

I think it was just more "this gives us leverage and I hate this guy in particular" than fear of him in specific.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 21, 2020 01:56 PM (KZzsI)

435 Bet Flynn would light up the Republican traitors as well.
Hey Mitch what's in the boats?

Posted by: azalea city at May 21, 2020 01:56 PM (WX+x0)

436 Would not be shocked if the Holder Gun running was tied to the Vegas shooter.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 01:57 PM (+b1ew)

437

Covering up a crime.

Well, there's such a thing as evidence of consciousness of guilt, and then there's such a thing as evidence of consciousness that no D.C. jury would ever convict you.

Any mechanism for moving these cases to another location?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 21, 2020 01:57 PM (lKn9z)

438 Good thing they only offered to pay him to dig up dirt they knew would be lies.
That is fine.

Now, if they'd have asked him to manufacture dirt ....

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 21, 2020 01:57 PM (aO8Gd)

439
Kathryn Ruemmler
-------------------

Is this Mueller's night name?

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 01:57 PM (li+1I)

440 Kathryn Ruemmler, Obama's Fixer and former White House Counsel.
Posted by: Sharkman at May 21, 2020 01:56 PM (BM2fS)
---------------

I believe she was also involved in the Enron and Arthur Anderson persecution.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 01:57 PM (WEBkv)

441 Steve Harris hates the p-word being mentioned in conjunction wit his band, but c'mon. The midddle eight of "Running Free" is punk, period. And the influence is all over the first 2 albums. And D'Anno looked way more like a punk than a metal singer.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 01:58 PM (+7yf7)

442 Michigan must be so proud they elected the harridan mob to their state government. I haven't seen this much scolding by shrews since Mommie Dearest.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 21, 2020 01:58 PM (VpIIl)

443 419 there is a sword fighting tactic where you constantly attack, so your opponent must constantly defend.

-

That's 100% my chess technique. I don't have much skill and can't see 10 moves ahead, so it's the only thing that makes me even somewhat competitive against bad players.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 21, 2020 01:53 PM (FFaS0)

Against a good swordsman, that tactic will get you killed.

It 'can' become an issue when you are fighting multiple opponents. The constant attacks from different angles makes you stay defensive.

There are two remedies, MOVE so that you opponents get in each others way, moving the fight to a 1 one on one for short period of time,

OR

Get help.

In Trump's case, he is even getting attacked by his supposed allies.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 01:59 PM (NgKpN)

444 The Ratcliffe vote for ONI wasn't supposed to occur until after Memorial day...yet approved to today. Go figure.

Plus the predecessor (Dan Coats) plowed through with and 85 to 12 vote. Then continued to provide nothing. Ratcliffe was right down the party lines or 49 to 44. That there is telling.

Posted by: Orson at May 21, 2020 01:59 PM (wjm8R)

445 386 Talking to the wind.


Well, I have had enough of being a serf.


Bye.

Posted by: WitchDoktor

Keep commenting, just because you don't get many replies does not mean others don't read and sometimes and/or fully agree.
There are hundreds of lurkers that don't respond, but, still need to read AND appreciate all opinions.

Posted by: old chick at May 21, 2020 01:59 PM (sOete)

446 I saw Lez Zeppelin open for the Iron Maidens at the Hammerfist Odeon back in 69!

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 01:59 PM (n3rqa)

447 The Feebs sends out a monthly report to the workforce from their office of personal responsibility (or something). In it lists the various acts of gross malfeasance by Feeb officers. so you can routinely read about: invented sources (special agents pocketed the money), illegal unauthorized payments to hookers, gun brandishing to intimidate spouses and bar patrons, misuse of official status for perks and favors, coverups for screw-ups that get people killed, etc.

Every month, dozens of listings. makes for very entertaining reading.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 21, 2020 01:59 PM (iUjXP)

448 >>What is it about Flynn that terrifies them so badly? I've not understood this but know there's something there.

More from Lee Smith's book, via Breitbart:

https://tinyurl.com/y6csm3ew


When General Flynn was coming to the White House, [he] was talking about conducting an audit across the intelligence community," Smith explained. "He recognized the amount of waste [and] the amount of money that had been misspent. He knew what people were doing. He knew that people were hiding these things in different black programs, and he was going to look and start to inspect budgets."

Smith continued, "He was going to get the entire senior intelligence service to hand in their resignations. Now, that doesn't necessarily mean he was going to fire everyone. What it means, though, is he wanted everyone to prove what they were doing, that they were doing their jobs, they were doing good for the country, they weren't wasting money, they weren't wasting time, and they weren't running operations like the one they ran against General Flynn."

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 01:59 PM (bDqIh)

449
Blue State Guvnor Jay Inslee loves his Washington fellow citizens, as long as their names are Gates or Bezos or Schultz or Hanouer.

It's the regular people that own small businesses, or cut hair, or have a family restaurant, that he couldn't give a rat's ass about.

Those around him swirl in Trump hate and infect his mind with that hate. Which is actually easy because Jay hates Trump, too. He can't mention the name of our President in public without grimacing.

And Jay Inslee, drunk with Trump hate fed to him by those billionaires, takes it out on regular Washington citizens.

And scolds us for it when we call him on it. "It's science!" Yet, Jay has YET to take an unplanned question from a reporter. In 3 months now, not a single honest question.

Jay's science has been woefully, historically wrong and false. Yet, he refuses to admit it. Jay never shows his science, will not allow discussion of his science, and never admits his science is terribly, foolishly incorrect.

I have been taught the hard way to despise this evil man, stealing the American way from those he claims to serve.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2020 01:59 PM (sy5kK)

450 And the FBI has lately decided they don't need to secure anything. They left the embassy open in Bengahzi, same with the San Bernadino shooters home
Posted by: notsothoreau at May 21, 2020 01:55 PM (JKNZq)
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From what I understand, the FBI failed to secure the house owned by the Las Vegas shooter.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 01:59 PM (WEBkv)

451 "That's 100% my chess technique."

Sounds like how Kirk managed to occasionally kick Spock's ass at the board. The Vulcan never could wrap his mind around it.

Posted by: Citizen at May 21, 2020 02:00 PM (ldmQR)

452 Well, the morning talkers on my conservative radio station were sure impressed with the FIB protecting our colleges from being filled with fake canoe rowers. I mean, they couldn't shut up about it this morning.

Posted by: blinded by the douche at May 21, 2020 02:00 PM (BWODm)

453 Did not 1 DNA analyst fake 1000 tests?
Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 21, 2020 01:50 PM (JFO2v)
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Can't speak to that, but the case of the Madrid train station bombing, where the FBI nailed the wrong guy, was pretty devastating to its reputation within the fingerprint community. The fingerprint that was used to ID that Portland, OR guy was shared among fingerprint labs and became a laughingstock and complete humiliation of their examination methods.

Posted by: fly gal at May 21, 2020 02:00 PM (6CtMt)

454 >>Steve Harris hates the p-word being mentioned in conjunction wit his band, but c'mon. The midddle eight of "Running Free" is punk, period. And the influence is all over the first 2 albums. And D'Anno looked way more like a punk than a metal singer.


Yep. Not to mention that they were filly Punk in their approach. They didn't give 2 shits what people were listening to or what they wanted to hear.

They just played.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 02:00 PM (n3rqa)

455 I've been on record before saying that pretty much everyone in the FBI/CIA/NSA should be:


Ahh, the old William Wallace.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp



The Olde Wayes Are Beste

Posted by: Sharkman at May 21, 2020 02:01 PM (BM2fS)

456 451 "That's 100% my chess technique."

Sounds like how Kirk managed to occasionally kick Spock's ass at the board. The Vulcan never could wrap his mind around it.
Posted by: Citizen at May 21, 2020 02:00 PM (ldmQR)

===========

This is not how Data beat Kolrami at Strategema.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:01 PM (LvTSG)

457 I hate to point out the obvious, but Trump and Barr are in control of this entire process right now and could press charges if they wanted to do so.

Posted by: squid_hunt at May 21, 2020 02:01 PM (Ectld)

458 Wait, the Vegas shooter who owned multiple houses and planes but no phone, laptop, or internet service?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 21, 2020 02:01 PM (FFaS0)

459 NOOD nood DNI

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 21, 2020 02:01 PM (1vIuC)

460
Worse than that - Mop n Glow.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2020 01:05 PM (dNzKv)

On Corfams.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 21, 2020 02:03 PM (qyH+l)

461 And I get it.

Punks (esp the London Variety) were known for not being able to play their instruments well, if at all.

I wouldn't want to be lumped in with them from that perspective.

But that iteration of Maiden was PAF.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 02:03 PM (n3rqa)

462 there is a sword fighting tactic where you constantly attack, so your opponent must constantly defend.

So... you're saying he has to buy you dinner and a moie first?

Slut.

Oh wait, that's me. And the movie's optional.

Sorry, never mind, disregard...

Posted by: Seattle Based Obama Hack in Black Who Sucks Cock Down by the Railroad in a Love Shack at May 21, 2020 02:03 PM (Re9MM)

463 "This is not how Data beat Kolrami at Strategema."

Sorry, I was talking about Star Trek. Is that Space: 1999 or something?

Posted by: Citizen at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (ldmQR)

464 180 And the rank-and-file at the FBI says nothing while this was going on.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 01:16 PM (iuFgi)

Not to sound like Hannity, but I'm sure there's some good people at the FBI.

Good people worried about repercussions if they open their mouths.
Posted by: JoeF. at May 21, 2020 01:17 PM (CqE5x)

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JoeF, I would say that good people in positions of responsibility and see corruption, yet keep their mouths closed and don't uncover it, are instead as guilty as Comey or his criminal minions.

Or simply put, the getaway driver and the guy who planned it but stayed behind are just as guilty as the bank robbers themselves.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (sy5kK)

465 424 I want to know for sure if a Saudi prince was staying in the hotel the night of the Las Vegas shooter. I'd also like to know for sure if there was more than one shooter.

And the FBI has lately decided they don't need to secure anything. They left the embassy open in Bengahzi, same with the San Bernadino shooters home
Posted by: notsothoreau at May 21, 2020 01:55 PM (JKNZq)

Another thing I'd like to know - how come no one secured the shooters house or posted anyone there after the shooting, until a couple days later, AFTER it had been burglarized? And of course no one knows what was taken, because no one in Law Enforcement searched or secured the house until AFTER the "Burglars" had gone through it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (Kpl3J)

466 Punks (esp the London Variety) were known for not being able to play their instruments well, if at all.

-

How dare you!

- crass

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fewer than 1,000 healthcare workers WORLDWIDE have died from COVID-19 at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (FFaS0)

467 419 there is a sword fighting tactic where you constantly attack, so your opponent must constantly defend.

-

That's 100% my chess technique. I don't have much skill and can't see 10 moves ahead, so it's the only thing that makes me even somewhat competitive against bad players.
Posted by: Moron Robbie


It's actually a good technique. Even though I was once a master-rated player, I myself frequently engaged in it, especially when I couldn't see anything "logical" to do. Unsound attacks will fail against good players, but against players at the same strength as you or weaker, it will keep them off-balance and get into a defensive mindset, and end up making mistakes.

But at the top level, being aggressive when you have no valid basis to attack, will lose you every game. Viktor Korchnoi, the Soviet player who defected to the West in the '70s and who famously played several World Championship matches, was legendary for being able to repulse unsound attacks. In fact, that's how he won nearly every game he won. He himself wouldn't attack, but would sit there and basically invite an attack by you against him. Then he'd basically say, "Oh really? Are you serious?" and he'd blithely take your sacrificed pieces and then calmly dismantle your attack, swatting aside everything you threw at him. he'd beat the best attacking players in the world this way, consistently.

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (N9G0H)

468 These days I want the FBI and ATF disbanded and I am carefully watching the FDA.


Who run Bartertown?

Posted by: CDC at May 21, 2020 02:13 PM (pnfZk)

469 Steele had quite a lucrative few paydays for digging up bullshit. One can only imagine what those paydays amounted to on the taxpayers dime.

Posted by: Cheri at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (oiNtH)

470 If I'm not mistaken, most of them still have their pensions and are freely walking the Earth. That's not justice.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 01:53 PM (AFSld)

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

The post said no one had been fired.
That's not true.

Whether them being fired and "keeping their pensions" is "justice" or not, is completely different from "no one has been fired."

I don't know about the others, but in McCabe's case he is only receiving his contributions to the pension (i.e., the money he put in), not his full pension (i.e., the money the feds put in). I bet the others who were fired for cause get the same thing -- their contributions only.

Posted by: Venus at May 21, 2020 02:20 PM (iYXhj)

471 Then The Plan ran into a wall called Donald Trump.

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (T09ml)

472 I am so tired of seeing "racking my brain" in online forums
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 01:38 PM (hYcqw)

should be "rack the slide"

Posted by: free tibet at May 21, 2020 02:41 PM (AytXr)

473 Wow, someone really didn't like Flynn

Posted by: Jean at May 21, 2020 04:17 PM (4hmZU)

474 The filth being peddled by Steele about Flynn and Lokhova had its origins in a lie told by Stefan Halper.

Posted by: Nikola's Notion at May 22, 2020 01:18 PM (hrHLc)

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