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February 11, 2018

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danoso

Yep, and CNN might need to be told when the Rocket Man finally gets overthrown his sister will be hanging from a lamppost. Well, she would be if they actually have any. Judging from nighttime satellite recon that might not be the case.

henry

Perhaps fed to the dogs. They have creative examples from her brother.

anonamom

apologize if this has already been posted.

I can be all in on this!

FWIW---CTH:

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/10/game-over-judge-jeanine-interview-with-hpsci-rep-chris-stewart/#more-145720

That Rasmussen poll has warmed the cockles of my heart.
(Where does that come from??)
(ah! Google tells me its the ventricles, which have a cochlear--snail--shape)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I put this at the end of the last tread so maryrose, skip on by this:

sbw,

I am of the opinion that if the FBI and other organizations cannot be abolished and reformed (due to democrats in Congress) then they ought to be reorganized, with different divisions moved to different cities. For example, move organized crime to Indianapolis, human trafficking to Salt Lake City, etc.

First of all, many employees wouldn't want to relocate so there would be some attrition. Secondly, conspiracies like we are discovering would be more difficult without the ability to have secret, in-person meetings. They would have to communicate by telephone and email, which could be monitored.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

amomamom.

I posted a short post from the Daily Beast about that story, but yours is more complete.

The Daily Beast story apparently got a lot of libs triggered, because "Jeanine Pirro" was treending on Twitter this morning.

sbw

How will NBC and CNN explain Kim Jong Un’s little sister’s sudden heart attack after having become so popular in western media.

Jack is Back!

For about the umpteenth time I posted the last comment on a thread. Bringing it over to address sbw on the Dems:

sbw,

I wonder if it's genetic? I would be an interesting DNA experiment to see if there is a common sequence of corruption, lying, stealing and treason, in all Democrat RNA/DNA strands?

Hey. Frederick's next science fair entry.

Captain Hate

NBC Sports has been a clusterfuck for a long time. I like Tirico as a play by play guy and he probably thought leaving the Disney sports disaster would be a good idea but that's like leaving Cuba for Venezuela.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I can't remember if this link has been posted yet. It's a highly detailed article on brennan's involvement by Lee Smith:

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/255020/how-cia-director-john-brennan-targeted-james-comey

DebinNC

I haven't watched NBC since Trump's first presser featuring Jake Tapper repeatedly demanding Trump take his question, and Trump repeatedly replying, "You're fake news". Hope Olympics ratings are lowest ever.

jimmyk on iPhone

"NBC Sports has been a clusterfuck for a long time."

Been super busy and not watched the Olympics, but please tell me that you all were only joking about Katie Couric being a commentator. What does she know about sports? What does she know about anything? Why does she even have a job? Ok, don't answer.

jimmyk on iPhone

"...a routine software upgrade"--from Windows XP to Vista?

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Traffic-Lights-Go-Out-Across-NYC-in-Citywide-Malfunction-DOT--473687193.html

Miss Marple the Deplorable

jimmyk,

She was co-anchor for the opening ceremonies, whcih I consider NBC punishing us for our hatred of Bob Costas.

I didn't even know she was back at NBC, so it was a double shock for me.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://cbs4indy.com/2018/02/11/check-out-the-results-for-mens-slopestyle-snowboarding/

This has the story about the 17-year old American who won the Gold Medal in snowboarding.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

MissM, could you please report to the principal's office?
You crossthreaded a comment and are about the 3rd or 4th person to link that Tablet article.
Sister maryrose has a ruler she would love to introduce to the back of your hand. :)

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Imagine the humiliation of being the dumbest person in a booth that contained Katie Couric.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

For those who are impatient, here is an explanation from a poster on Conservative Treehouse about what the administration is doing with these scandals:

Many K-12 teachers (myself included) use a backwards design method when creating a unit lesson plan. You start at the end by identifying what students need to know- then you plot a sequence of lessons to reach that end.

First, you explain the ‘big picture’ (Obama wire-tapped Trump and his campaign). Then, you ‘activate prior knowledge’ and discuss with students what they already know before introducing the new information (Snowden/Wikileaks revealed that the government spies on American citizens). Each day, as you present new information, you connect it to what they already know including the information from each previous lesson. Gradually, you build the foundation to arrive at the ‘big picture’.

The strategy we are witnessing is a carefully crafted lesson plan. To be successful, it can move only at a pace that ensures all previous information has been retained before adding new revelations. We become impatient since we already know the path to the big picture— (We;ve taken this class here at the Treehouse with our teacher, Sundance)

We have to keep in mind that class is in session for the public and we have to be absolutely certain that they (the public) will pass the final exam.

I thought this was an excellent analogy and explains the slow pace, which is difficult for those of us who already have jumped ahead to the ending.

lurkersusie

Great information

Sharyl Attkisson
@SharylAttkisson
CHART: DOJ FBI personnel changes amid multiple probes. *Updated to reflect correct date for O'Callaghan appointment*
https://t.co/482IAOUTOr?amp=1

Old Lurker

Good one at 10:12 MM.

Captain Hate

please tell me that you all were only joking about Katie Couric being a commentator

Obviously I have no first hand knowledge of this but maybe the jeanyuses thought grind dancing was an Olympic event.

jimmyk

Or perhaps that colonoscopies had been added to the Olympics.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I swing from hot to cold re Tirico.
He seems like a genuinely decent guy who seldom if ever injects objectionable crud in his comments.
But every so often when he's called on for commentary he starts waxing poetic like Jack Whittaker on human growth hormone. Whittaker himself used to belabor his pseudo eloquence trying to romanticize guys chasing little white balls around a field with a stick or guys punching each other in the face to such an extent I wanted to punch Jack in the face.
Heywood Hale Broun was the only guy I could take doing that stuff and a little Heywood went a long way himself.

Old Lurker

"Or perhaps that colonoscopies had been added to the Olympics."

Judging by the number of condoms supplied to the athletes and knowing that any and all combinations of humans are the thing these days, the docs might have to wait in line.

Extraneus

From Mirengoff at PowerLine:

With Brand’s departure, here is what the top echelon of the Department of Justice looks like:

Attorney General – Jeff Sessions

Deputy Attorney General – Rod Rosenstein

Associate Attorney General – vacant

Solicitor General – Noel Francisco

Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division – vacant, nomination pending

Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division – vacant, nomination pending

Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division – vacant, nomination pending

Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division – vacant, nomination pending

Assistant Attorney General, Environmental Division – vacant, nomination pending

Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division – vacant

He links a Christian Adams piece that claims that the vacant positions are all currently "occupied" by Obama holdovers. Not sure how that can be, but obviously the DoJ lib bureaucrats aren't being properly supervised.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/the-gap-at-doj.php

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Ok, CH's comment has to qualify as plagiarism of my ice twerking comment a day or two ago...judges?

Momto2

Ed - are you still lurking? Thanks for the information on the breed. Willow is a mess. She did find 2 empty water bottles in the trash and immediately planned to devour them!

We took her on a 2 hour walk through the woods and our pasture and she was ready for another 2 hours at the end. Full of energy and nose to the ground...we have lots of wild life smells around here and she was elated.

Jack sounds like so much fun! Thanks for coming out of lurk mode - please join in more often. I lurked for a long time before jumping in.

Here is Willow:


Miss Marple the Deplorable

Just listened to Nunes on Maria's show.

New information (I think):

Both Loretta Lynch and John Kerry (then SOS) were briefed on the the dossier, the opened investigation by the FBI, etc.

This was in response to Maria asking if Hillary or Obama were aware of what was going on.

Nunes then said that he thought everyone in DC knew if they weren't Republicans or the general public.

JimNorCal

This was posted and reposted in earlier threads.
If, like me, you hadn't read it here's yet another chance!
https://pjmedia.com/mihaipacepa/know-dems-intel-abuse-reminiscent-work-ceausescu/

jimmyk

This was an amusing tweet linking to a clip of Marie Harf laughingly dismissing Mollie Hemingway's suggestion (last July) that the dossier had anything to do with the FISA warrants and Russia investigations. "I was in the administration!!!! [LOL, OMG]"

https://twitter.com/TheLastRefuge2/status/962497829703995392

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2018/02/11/delete-your-account-politico-trashes-otto-warmbiers-dad-for-criticizing-north-korean-olympic-spirit/

Captain Hate

I swing from hot to cold re Tirico.
He seems like a genuinely decent guy who seldom if ever injects objectionable crud in his comments.

I felt bad for him years ago when he interviewed Bill Russell and Russ, who can be a real prick at times, pointedly ignored Tirico trying to shake hands which Mike handled with professional dignity by acting as if nothing had happened. He worked well with Hubie Brown in terms of setting him up for explanations of what happened in a way that doesn't detract from the current action. Back when Jack Ramsey was still alive I'd mute the annoying ABC team and listen to Tirico, Hubie and Dr Jack on ESPN radio.

Frau Sicherheitsdienst

Carl Cannon's "Attacking the FBI: An Unalienable American Right"

Republicans, we are being told, should be ashamed of themselves for verbally trashing an iconic American institution, namely the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Historically speaking, this is a strange talking point for Democrats to espouse. It’s odder still to see it parroted by the mainstream media. Most discordant of all is when leftists act shocked, shocked that anybody would dare criticize the FBI. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/02/11/attacking_the_fbi_an_unalienable_american_right_136246.html
Man Tran

I recall back in the early days of the Iraq war that Pacepa was right on top of the long established KGB procedure to get all the WMDs out and truck them over to Syria. Then, voila Bush lied, no WMDs!

maryrose

The seventeen year old who won the gold medal is originally from Rocky River where I live.
MM :
Because you posted the link you are excused.
Repost away.
Lord knows hearing the same story over and over will sear it into our brains.
Iggy:
Yes I have a ruler and I am not afraid to use it!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.breitbart.com/news/bid-to-find-a-valentine-for-romeo-worlds-loneliest-frog-2/

daddy on iPad

Is the FBI slow-walking White House clearances and holding back information until it can be used to damage Trump?

I recall dozens if not hundreds of the incoming Clinton Admin staffers having no clearances or background checks, and taking it all as a big laugh in the face of concerned citizens. Yet now, "Stop the presses!", we're supposed to be all concerned about incomplete Background checks on Trump Administrative staff? BS. When did the Left give a single damn about anybody in the Obama or Clinton Admin not having their completed background checks. Anybody recall former bar bouncer Craig Livingstone and FBI Filegate? Hello?

That they are making such a big stink about it simply highlights once again their hypocrisy, and the fact of how desperate they are to keep us from looking at the deep state corruption that is slowly being revealed each and every day.

Morning, Clarice, nice Pieces and great links. Keep 'em coming.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

My particular concern is that staffers who have stuff in their backgrounds which might prohibit a clearance are having their backgrounds slow-walked through the FBI so that, like Porter, something bad in their background can suddenly be publicized.

I personally think this is an effort to get rid of Kelly, and they dems don't give a damn about Porter or domestic violence.

One of Porter's ex-wives went to the FBI ovear a year ago! Why didn't someone in the FBI contact the White House immediately to alert them? Porter could have been sidelined until the facts were ascertained. Instead, the information sat at the FBI until last October or November.

THAT is what I don't understand, except in the context of using it as political ammo.

Threadkiller
February 9, 2018 Vote Notes on Legislation H.R. 1892 - Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018: NO.

This measure abandons any pretense of fiscal responsibility and increases federal spending caps by nearly $300 billion ($2,400 per household) over the next two years. It sets up a structure that will allow Congress to bypass its own budget rules and extends a laundry list of subsidies and special-interest tax breaks. It also suspends the debt limit for a year, for obvious reasons. It has a few silver linings: it repeals IPAB (Obamacare’s rationing board), gives the Pentagon predictable funding for the next two years and provides disaster relief.

Congress approved a massive tax reduction with my support in December. It is essential for economic growth and is already having a dramatic positive effect on wages and business expansion. However, having cut taxes, Congress has a keen responsibility to restrain spending growth – a responsibility it repudiates with this measure.

Taxes and debt are both driven by spending. Indeed, they are the same thing. Once we have spent a dollar, we’ve already decided to tax it: the only question is whether we tax it now, or borrow it now and tax it in the future. But borrowing also has serious implications for the present: government borrows from the same capital pool that would otherwise be available to loan for consumer and home purchases and business expansion. A lack of fiscal restraint now undermines the economic growth we have achieved with the tax cuts.

Interest rates are already rising, and economists warn that a sharp increase in deficits could cause markets to charge even higher rates for federal borrowing. A one percent increase in interest rates would add $200 billion to our ANNUAL borrowing costs, dwarfing the few cost-savings reforms we’ve managed to enact and threatening a debt spiral that would end in a sovereign debt crisis.


https://mcclintock.house.gov/newsroom/vote-notes/hr-1892-bipartisan-budget-act-of-2018-no

Buckeye

That they are making such a big stink about it simply highlights once again their hypocrisy, and the fact of how desperate they are to keep us from looking at the deep state corruption that is slowly being revealed each and every day.

And the hubris that makes them think they can lead us around like we were on a leash connected to a nose ring.

Which unfortunately is true of a significant majority of the sheeple.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Buckeye,

I think they have really shot themselves in the foot (feet) with this praise of the Nork sister at the Olympics.

It's not going over well with a lot of the public, who haven't forgotten about the tales of starvation and murder at the prison camps.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--A one percent increase in interest rates would add $200 billion to our ANNUAL borrowing costs, dwarfing the few cost-savings reforms we’ve managed to enact and threatening a debt spiral that would end in a sovereign debt crisis.--

“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked.

“Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.”

jimmyk

Why isn't McClintock the voice of the GOP instead of a lone voice in the wilderness? I know, it's a rhetorical question.

jimmyk

It's not going over well with a lot of the public

A lot of black humor out there now about Eva Braun in the '36 Olympics, like this:

https://twitter.com/tatobin2/status/962726033949708288

Captain Hate

>>I am hopeful the IG doesn't end up selling us out. If he comes out with "nothing to see here, move along" we are truly finished.

He won't.

The only way this was ever going to get to the point of a 2nd special counsel and prosecutions is by slowly informing the public, which has the attention span of a tween girl, of what went on and the drop the bomb on them in the form of the IG report. Public opinion matters. That's part of what Nunes and others are doing when they speak publicly, trying to get people to react and put increasing pressure on this situation.

This is all playing out exactly as planned.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2018 11:39 AM (/tuJf)

lyle

Apropos of nothing, Drudge has a link that reads:

Couple sells everything for sailboat. It sinks on day 2.

How’s your life going? 😎

Buckeye

I don't know which is more depressing,

1) that we will go broke fairly quickly on the current path, or

2) we have to elect some more lame GOPe types to avoid it.

mockmook

"The only way this was ever going to get to the point of a 2nd special counsel and prosecutions is by slowly informing the public"

Oh, BS.

This isn't 4 dimensional chess.

This is politicians afraid of actually getting to the truth and having to prosecute people like Odumbo.

The most pathetic thing is Grassley and Graham going after Steele when there is a whole Senior Leadership at the FBI to prosecute.

Extraneus

I thought the current thinking was that by the criminal referral of Steele, they'r'e really going after Comey. Either Steele lied to the FBI, or the FBI lied to the FISA court.

Feinstein seems pretty worried about it.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/dianne-feinstein-slams-criminal-referral-not-a-single-revelation-in-the-steele-dossier-has-been-refuted/article/2648674

Threadkiller

This is politicians afraid of actually getting to the truth and having to prosecute people like Odumbo.

Birthers agree.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Off-topic but totally something to make you cheer up: a baby giraffe from the Kansas city Zoo. I don't believe I have ever seen a baby giraffe close up. He looks like a cartoon character!

https://twitter.com/BabyAnimalPics/status/962697984814342147

jimmyk

“Not a single revelation in the Steele dossier has been refuted."

"Revelation"? Like that some guy named Michael Cohen went to Russia? Diane needs to try to take that mental functioning test that Trump took a couple months ago.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Julian Assange

‏ @TheRealJuIian
Feb 10
Replying to @realDonaldTrump

I find it very interesting that #ISIS has reportedly run out of money while at the same time, @BarackObama is no longer @POTUS.
It reminiscent of when the #ClintonFoundation @ClintonGlobal laid-off 92% of it’s workforce on November 9, 2016. Things that make you go “Hmmm?” 🤔
====================================

Assange has a point.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--I am hopeful the IG doesn't end up selling us out.--

That's not who I am.

Captain Hate

DiFi sounds dumber than McCain

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

You mean Trump hasn't proved he didn't pay two prostitutes to pee on Barry's bed?
I happen to know for a fact one of them was DiFi. Let's see her disprove it.

[And yes I understand that gruesome, old mummy with the June Cleaver-do finding work as a prostitute is self refuting, but I'm trying to make a point here]

Threadkiller

Hahaha! LOL, The IGnatz!

jimmyk

MM, not that it affects the point, but I'm pretty sure @TheRealJulian is a parody account. @JulianAssange looks more legit to me.

Parody accounts that aren't obviously parody accounts should be shut down IMO.

jimmyk

Republicans: Guilty until proven innocent.
Democrats: Innocent until proven guilty forever.

It's in the Constitution.

TopsecretK9

Great Article on American Thinker Clarice

Made me recall CIA’s ridiculous Operation Merlin and now wonder if the point was to give Iran the NuKe plans indirectly knowing The Russian scientists would see they were fake.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

jimmyk,

I didn't realize it was a parody acount.

The point is a good one, however.

I do agree with you that parody accounts which aren't obvious should be banned.

JimNorCal

Apply liberally for 8 years.

Beasts of England

'Yes I have a ruler and I am not afraid to use it!'.

lol, maryrose!! :)

Momto2

Speaking of parody accounts - the N. Korean one - DPRK News Service was *so* incensed by NBC and others praising N.K. that they "came out" and posted a slew of serious tweets showing the truth.

Glad to see it!

-peter

jimnorcal, on the last thread, you mentioned covers of Wichita Lineman. I can recommend two very different ones. One by Boston area guitar whiz Johnny A, and a jazz one by a pianist who is also a practicing psychiatrist, Alan Pasqua

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWqfcwDXrrA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL3mvkZ6mVk

both of these are very moving. When I bought my piano about 14 years ago, I would play this song to test out pianos.

Extraneus

Mueller and Rosenstein Tried to Get Manafort’s Case Thrown Out – They Know It Will End Corrupt Special Counsel

lyle

Very cool links, -peter. Thanks.

Buckeye

I do agree with you that parody accounts which aren't obvious should be banned.

And you trust Twitter to do that???

That is some serious thin ice jimmyk and MM.

Threadkiller
Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on the Senate’s Budget Agreement

February 8, 2018 | 202-228-7561
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s budget agreement:

“After much consideration, I will reluctantly vote for this legislation. This bill contains major victories; if hurricane relief and restoring vital defense spending were the only elements of this bill, I would be supporting it energetically and enthusiastically. Unfortunately—in addition to funding those critical priorities—this bill also unnecessarily balloons the deficit.

“Since Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in August, I have worked tirelessly with Senator Cornyn, Governor Abbott, the Texas congressional delegation, and dozens of local mayors, county judges, and police and fire chiefs up and down the coast to identify and meet the needs of impacted Texans, who in many cases lost everything. Today, we follow through on our promise to give Texans the next significant package of emergency assistance we need to recover and come back stronger than ever.

“Prior to today, we had already secured more than $50 billion in emergency funding for storm victims in 2017, as well as passing the Cruz-Cornyn-Rubio legislation that provided more than $5.5 billion in targeted tax relief to those who suffered from the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The additional funding provided by today’s legislation is an important next step in our state’s road to recovery, and I am grateful that we have been able to build upon and improve the bill that was sent to us by the House of Representatives so that we can continue to give the State of Texas the resources it desperately needs.

“Specifically, I’m proud that Senator Cornyn and I were able to work with our colleagues to increase overall disaster relief from $81 billion to $89 billion; to significantly increase Texas’s share of that relief; to provide vital relief to cotton farmers devastated by Harvey; and to significantly increase the funding for critical Army Corps flood management projects that will help the State mitigate against future flooding events, such as potentially beginning construction on the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay coastal barrier or building a third reservoir in the Houston area.

“Additionally, I have also fought hard for many years to fully fund our military and fulfill our constitutional duty to provide for the common defense, and I am very pleased that this legislation will do just that. The world is a dangerous place—and getting more dangerous each and every day—and we have too long allowed our military to weaken and our readiness to be undermined. This agreement turns that around, increasing military funding by $165 billion. That will make America much, much safer. It honors the commitment we owe our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guardsmen, and it enables them to far better protect our great nation.

“Meaningful hurricane relief and rebuilding our military both represent major victories for Texans, and I am grateful we were able to get them accomplished.

“Unfortunately, the Democrats and the Washington establishment tied these critical measures to legislation that busts the non-defense budget cap by over $130 billion and irresponsibly suspends the debt limit to allow unfettered spending for yet another year. This is wrong. It is cynical. And it’s a bad deal for American taxpayers.

“Disaster relief in particular should have been considered separately and independently, as I’ve advocated from the very beginning, to avoid this very situation of hurricane victims being held hostage for the sake of unrelated political battles.

“Washington logrolling sometimes forces lousy choices. This is one of those choices. I will vote yes on this bill because Texas desperately needs disaster relief and because the decade-long weakening of our military readiness has now reached crisis levels. But I do so with deep reservations.

“This bill will increase our deficits and increase our debt. That’s foolhardy. Instead of increasing non-defense discretionary spending, we should be reining in government spending. Eliminating unnecessary government programs. We should be showing the courage to finally reform long-term entitlement spending, which drives two-thirds of our spiraling debt. And we should be passing structural reform, like a federal Balanced Budget Amendment and Term Limits Amendment. And I am committed to continuing to fight to deliver on each of those promises.”


https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=3628

Extraneus
Until now, no one had legal “standing” to argue in court that the appointment of Mueller was illegal. The criminal charges [against Manafort and Papadopoulos] change all that. The two defendants will be able to argue before a judge that Mueller’s appointment by Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein violated the special counsel law.

As I pointed out in a column last May, the law (28 CFR 600) grants legal authority to appoint a special counsel to investigate crimes. Only crimes. He has limited jurisdiction. Yet, in his order appointing Mueller as special counsel (Order No. 3915-2017), Rosenstein directed him to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.” It fails to identify any specific crimes, likely because none are applicable.

jimmyk

Ext, who wrote that? Guessing either McCarthy, Dersh, or Turley.

Extraneus

Greg Jarret, at the 12:59 link.

jimmyk

And you trust Twitter to do that???

No.

I could imagine a rule against using someone else's name (unless it's the user's actual name).

jimmyk

Manafort's suit is a huge deal. But the DC Courts are littered with Obama appointees, I wonder what chance it has.

Extraneus

Obama's name is starting to enter the discussion.

Gingrich was asked about political bias within the federal government on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” and said the corruption and anti-Trump hatred went all the way to the top.

“I mean, I think you probably have the president [Obama] involved. You have the Attorney General Loretta Lynch who you’ll remember met in secret with Bill Clinton the week they were interviewing Hillary,” Gingrich said. “You now have evidence that Comey, the director of the FBI at the time was writing the statement exonerating Hillary two months before the interview. I mean let’s go down this list and then on both the protect Hillary side and the get Trump side, it is the most extraordinary example of the deep state totally abusing the rule of law.”

http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/11/newt-gingrich-fox-news-hillary-obama-deep-state

daddy on iPad

From Ext's 12:59 link titled "Mueller and Rosenstein Tried to Get Manafort’s Case Thrown Out – They Know It Will End Corrupt Special Counsel:"

...Mueller never should have taken on the job in the first place due to numerous conflicts. He is best friends with fired leaker and former FBI Director James Comey. He met with Comey shortly before Comey testified with Congress and for this alone he should have recused himself..

I wonder if we ever do get both Comey and Mueller under oath, and have somebody ask some real questions of the 2, if they'll agree that they discussed who Mueller should have on his Investigative Team as SC? If Comey said he recommended these guys and Mueller approved them, then Comey continues to come off as totally dirty and Mueller comes off as a stooge, as a complicit partisan, or as an idiot. If Mueller says he picked them all on his own he comes across as a partisan and an idiot, just not as a stooge. Regardless his answer, Mueller looks terrible whatever comes out of his mouth, but I'd love to get the answer to that question under Oath from these 2 shitheads and see what develops.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I am with jimmyk. I don't trust Twitter to do that either, but they could require obvious screen names and no duplication of a person's real name.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
4m4 minutes ago

So many positive things going on for the U.S.A. and the Fake News Media just doesn’t want to go there. Same negative stories over and over again! No wonder the People no longer trust the media, whose approval ratings are correctly at their lowest levels in history!

Extraneus

This isn't very persuasive.

In his civil lawsuit, Manafort’s lawyers claim that Mueller overstepped his mandate to pursue “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation” into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Manafort claimed that Mueller’s team improperly interpreted their authority as giving them “carte blanche” to pursue crimes beyond Russian collusion.

But in the filing on Friday, prosecutors cited the Dec. 13 congressional testimony of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller’s work because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.

“I’m properly exercising my oversight responsibilities, and so I can assure you that the special counsel is conducting himself consistently with our understanding about the scope of his investigation,” Rosenstein testified. Mueller’s prosecutors attached a transcript of Rosenstein’s testimony to the House Judiciary Committee.

No reference to the fact that the law requires the specification of a crime to be investigated.

JimNorCal

Thanks -peter!
Away from earbuds, in public and looking fwd to savoring them.

There's something about that song :) :)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Qanon is on Twitter saying that one passenger on the Russian plane was a figure in the Uranium One investigation.

I have no way to check that and my feelings on Qanon are ambiguous. Many days I feel like it's a feaud, and once in a while the account telegraphs some information that turns out to be relevant.

So I am posting this so that you know what's being said, but I would need proof, myself. He is suggesting the passenger list be gone over, but since I don't speak Russian I will just have to wait and see if this turns out to be true or simply someone BSing the internet.

James D.

the DC Courts are littered with Obama appointees, I wonder what chance it has.

I’d guess no chance at all.

Extraneus

Koreans outraged after NBC analyst’s Japan gaffe

Former journalist Joshua Cooper Ramo, working as an analyst for NBC, said on-air during the Pyeongchang Games opening ceremony that all Koreans recognized that Japan had served as an important example in South Korea’s own economic transformation.

Koreans around the world criticized his remarks on social media and a petition soon circulated online. Japan, which colonized the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945, has left a deep legacy of mistrust and ill-feeling in South Korea.

Ramo, who has written books on China and is a director of Starbucks Corp and FedEx Corp, said as athletes paraded into the Games stadium that “every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural, technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation.”

On Sunday, an NBC spokesman said: “We apologized quickly both in writing and on television for a remark made by one of our presenters during Friday night’s opening ceremony.

“We’re very gratified that Pyeongchang’s organizing committee has accepted that apology.”

The organizing committee could not immediately be reached for comment.

-peter

Not watching the Olympics at all, but responding to a post by another bob re: surprise at Scotty Hamilton's orientation. I was too. I read his autobiography. Very interesting life, and by no means an easy one. He is an orphan. He had a breathing disorder very early in life and his step-parents were told the cool, damp air of a skating rink might help to keep him alive. He is a cancer survivor , and has dedicated his life to charity. LUN

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Democrats keep complaining about their counter-memo not being released. But if it was so critical, why have 75% of House Dems not even read their own memo?

Perhaps even they know: this memo was written in panic as a misdirection from the disturbing information we already know.

— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) February 11, 2018
daddy on iPad

Uh oh:(

Ramo, who has written books on China and is a director of Starbucks Corp and FedEx Corp...

jimmyk

I’d guess no chance at all.

Maybe it could get all the way to SCOTUS? Seems pretty important.

lyle

Probs not for much longer, daddy...

rich

in the Manafort case it seems likely the Mueller team didn't even start with 2016 Russia Collusion (easily enough with the Trump Tower meeting) they went directly at his lobbying efforts on behalf of the Ukarine, and oddly, if that is within the scope all the Podestas should be charged along with Manafort.

Texas Liberty Gal

Clarice - Just got a chance to read your Pieces today. Great article - so much info that I had missed since I never seem to get caught up here. Thanks so much!!!!

Buckeye

I don't like the phony tweets either, but I don't trust anyone to censor my news.

Particularly when they have made it clear they have an agenda.

daddy on iPad

Particularly when they have made it clear they have an agenda.

I believe the operative phrase is "They don't give a rip about politics!"

narciso

Yes where is beeks, why is there no interest in weber or podesta, rhetorical, we know that walberg was also a well connected figure high up in the Russian govt so why want he sanctioned.

Clarice Feldman

Thanks, Texas Liberty--consider me your readers digest--where I scoop up all the good thoughts and links here and digest them for people with real lives, (XXO)

daddy at The Eagle

When I bought my piano about 14 years ago, I would play this song to test out pianos.

Beautiful rendition -Peter! Who here at JOM isn't a musician in their past life? What's the matter with 'em? I recommend we send JOM's non-musicians to Clarice's room for a good spanking by her dad!

Thwack!

Ow!

Thwack!

Ow!

Psst...Louder.

Thwack!

Ow!

Psst...that's better. Keep it up.

Thwack!

Ow!

That'll teach you kids a lesson you'll never forget!!!

Thwack!

Ow!

narciso

My experience with the Hudson county public schools and their tone deaf music educationnleft an impact.

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Dan Rather rips Trump for defense of Porter: 'This is a low for the country'

"Debating whether credibly accused wife beaters should be allowed the honor (and that is what it is) to serve in the White House isn't democracy. It's madness - and a moment of sadness for the country."

You ain't seen low yet, a-hole.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'Sexism' and a 'macho atmosphere' doomed Hillary Clinton

"I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by even the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no man would have been criticized," Ginsburg said during a discussion at Columbia University.

The liberal-leaning associate justice, who is 84 years old, shared a stage with CNN reporter Poppy Harlow and took a long pause before continuing.

"I think anyone who watched that campaign unfold would answer it the same way I did: Yes, sexism played a prominent part," she said.

Buckeye

I miss playing classical music and being in an orchestra.

Wasn't until I was much older that I realized that the imposed discipline was a good thing.

daddy at The Eagle

Bend over, Narciso.

Thwack!

Ow!

Psst, louder. This hurts me more than it hurts you!

Thwack!

Ow!

Psst, much better.

Thwack!

Ow!

JimNorCal

"Obama's name is starting to enter the discussion"

When they start getting close to him, look for a flurry of govt emps being thrown to the wolves in hope that the investigators will be appeased.

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