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May 17, 2018

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Pinandpuller

So Is Jim Comey Chuck Colson in this equation? He's got a head start on coming to Jesus.

Mickey Fickey

Rush is absolutely killing it today.
I sense that the wheels are soon to come off this collusion witchhunt

boatbuilder

Thank you for linking to Mollie Hemingway (who is a national treasure) rather than making me click on The Slimes.

"as Strzok prepared for his morning flight to London, he compared the investigations of Clinton and Trump by writing, “And damn this feels momentous. Because this matters. The other one did, too, but that was to ensure that we didn’t F something up. This matters because this MATTERS.”

Why hasn't this been front and center top of the page 1" headlines? (Yes, I know why). Strzok's role was to make sure the FBI didn't F up the Clinton campaign and to make sure they did F up the Trump campaign.

Frau Nasennebenhöhlenentzündung

Comey, Wittes, Richland = axis of evil

Tokyo Rose was more American than these scorpions.

Who will tell us if Queasy scored immunity from BFF Mueller?

henry

I was recruited to use AOL on many occasions. Never did. But that stain can be applied to me forever.

Tom R

Mueller provided the judge with the unredacted Rosenstein scope letter.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-memo/muellers-office-files-unredacted-memo-outlining-scope-of-russia-probe-filing-idUSKCN1II2EN

daddy

Rush is absolutely killing it today.

Here's Rush's Hour 1 monolog on "CrossFire Hurricane", but his monolog in Hour 2 isn't up yet and it's killer! The New York Times Confirms My Theory: FBI Spied on the Trump Campaign

For those who have a chance to listen, Rush's program starts in Hawaii in an hour and a half (4 PM Eastern) Here's the link to listen to it via computer when it comes on: Listen to Rush in Hawaii 830 AM

Tom R

SIAP. Ronan Farrow with another bombshell this time on how a porn star lawyer got Cohen's bank records..

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/missing-files-motivated-the-leak-of-michael-cohens-financial-records

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

What a handy link! Thanks!

Pinandpuller

Won't you come home Jim Comey, won't you come

home

I pined that whole night long

I'll do the leaking, Comey, I'll pay your bail

I know I done you wrong

You remember that LA evenin'

I threw you out, I believe I'll dust my broom

Yeah, I know, I obstructed , ain't that a shame

Jim Comey, won't you please come home

Won't you come home Jim Comey, won't you come

home

I tweeted that whole day long

I'll do all the testifying Comey, I'll pay your

bail

I know I done you oh so wrong

You remember that LA evenin'

I throwed you out, with nothing but a book

proposal

I know I'm to blame, Comey, ain't that a shame

So Comey won't you please come

I said now won't you please come

Jim Comey won't you please...come on home

Just admit you were duped

Bueller?

Eye Doctor

Keep in mind Miller is an anti Trumper!

Judith Miller blows the whistle on “Special Counsel” Patrick Fitzgerald
http://illinoispaytoplay.com/2013/10/01/judith-miller-blows-the-whistle-on-special-counsel-patrick-fitzgerald/

Miller also acknowledged that just confirmed FBI
Director James B. Comey was involved in the deception. When the urgency of going public with what she knew about Fitzgerald and Comey was stressed, Miller replied "I am going to tell my story my way. I have earned the right."

maryrose

Jimmyk:
Someone on Tucker the circa guy used the term GroundHog’s Day to describe the slow progress in indicting DOJ and FBI Obama people.
I am cautiously optimistic but have the same reservations wrt who on Left will be indicted
Henry’s Wisconsin tale is to be considered in our hopes for justice.
We are not gloomy, we are modifying our expectations.
We all want the same result but as JamesD has stated experience has shown how true justice can go sideways.
I must address the comment “ Would we be better off if McCainor Romney had won?”
First let me say I am astounded by the question.
The following in my mind would not have occurred:
Obamacare
Benghazi and lies about it
Targeting Tea Party groups for 2012 election
Lois Lerner and IRS scandal
Inept czars and bad Supreme Court Justice picks
More Planned Parenthood funding
Black Lives Matter
Rioting in Missouri
Targeting and spying on a presidential campaign
Beau Bergdahl and the release of scores of Gitmo baddies
Home terror attacks in Boston, Orlando and in California .
Threats to 2nd amendment.
Pen and Phone disasters
Non shovel ready jobs
Dodd Frank
Consumer Bureau as a shake down operation
Increased abortions and illegals streaming over the border.
DACA

Kevlar Kid

From the Mayor of Livermore, California (east of the SFO Bay Area in the great Amador Valley):

"The mayor of Livermore California explains Trump’s popularity and success. This is perhaps the best explanation for Trump's popularity ....

Marshall Kamena is a registered Democrat and was elected mayor of Livermore, CA.. He ran on the democratic ticket as he knew a Bay Area city would never vote for a Republican. He is as conservative as they come. He wrote the following:

Trump’s 'lack of decorum, dignity, and statesmanship' By Marshall Kamena, Mayor of Livermore, CA.

My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.”

Here’s my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.

We tried statesmanship.

Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain?

We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney?

And the results were always the same. This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.

I don’t find anything “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper” about Barack Obama’s lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in order to ramp up racial hatreds because racial hatreds serve the Democratic Party.

I don’t see anything “dignified” in lying about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover your tracks.

I don’t see anything “statesman-like” in weaponizing the IRS to be used to destroy your political opponents and any dissent.

Yes, Obama was “articulate” and “polished” but in no way was he in the least bit “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper.”

The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of the Children of the ‘60s. To them, it has been an all-out war where nothing is held sacred and nothing is seen as beyond the pale.. It has been a war they’ve fought with violence, the threat of violence, demagoguery and lies from day one – the violent take-over of the universities – till today.

The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war. While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their way, the Right has continued to act with dignity, collegiality and propriety.

With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end. Donald Trump is America ’s first wartime president in the Culture War.

During wartime, things like “dignity” and “collegiality” simply aren’t the most essential qualities one looks for in their warriors. Ulysses Grant was a drunk whose behavior in peacetime might well have seen him drummed out of the Army for conduct unbecoming.

Had Abraham Lincoln applied the peacetime rules of propriety and booted Grant, the Democrats might well still be holding their slaves today.

Lincoln rightly recognized that, “I cannot spare this man. He fights.”

General George Patton was a vulgar-talking.. In peacetime, this might have seen him stripped of rank. But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the normal rules of decorum then, Hitler and the Socialists would barely be five decades into their thousand-year Reich.

Trump is fighting. And what’s particularly delicious is that, like Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommel’s, he’s shouting, “You magnificent bastards, I read your book!”

That is just the icing on the cake, but it’s wonderful to see that not only is Trump fighting, he’s defeating the Left using their own tactics. That book is Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals – a book so essential to the Liberals’ war against America that it is and was the playbook for the entire Obama administration and the subject of Hillary Clinton’s senior thesis.

It is a book of such pure evil, that, just as the rest of us would dedicate our book to those we most love or those to whom we are most indebted, Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer.

Trump’s tweets may seem rash and unconsidered but, in reality, he is doing exactly what Alinsky suggested his followers do. First, instead of going after “the fake media” — and they are so fake that they have literally gotten every single significant story of the past 60 years not just wrong, but diametrically opposed to the truth, from the Tet Offensive to Benghazi, to what really happened on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri — Trump isolated CNN.. He made it personal.

Then, just as Alinsky suggests, he employs ridicule which Alinsky described as “the most powerful weapon of all.”... Most importantly, Trump’s tweets have put CNN in an untenable and unwinnable position. ... They need to respond.

This leaves them with only two choices.

They can either “go high” (as Hillary would disingenuously declare of herself and the fake news would disingenuously report as the truth) and begin to honestly and accurately report the news or they can double-down on their usual tactics and hope to defeat Trump with twice their usual hysteria and demagoguery.

The problem for CNN (et al.) with the former is that, if they were to start honestly reporting the news, that would be the end of the Democratic Party they serve.

It is nothing but the incessant use of fake news (read: propaganda) that keeps the Left alive.

Imagine, for example, if CNN had honestly and accurately reported then-candidate Barack Obama’s close ties to foreign terrorists (Rashid Khalidi), domestic terrorists (William Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn), the mafia (Tony Rezko) or the true evils of his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright’s church.

Imagine if they had honestly and accurately conveyed the evils of the Obama administration’s weaponizing of the IRS to be used against their political opponents or his running of guns to the Mexican cartels or the truth about the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Obama administration’s cover-up.

So, to my friends on the Left — and the #NeverTrumpers as well — do I wish we lived in a time when our president could be “collegial” and “dignified” and “proper”? Of course I do.

These aren’t those times.

This is war. And it’s a war that the Left has been fighting without opposition for the past 50 years.

So, say anything you want about this president - I get it - he can be vulgar, he can be crude, he can be undignified at times. I don’t care. I can’t spare this man. He fights for America!"

Extraneus

Why do people think that the unsealing of the Weiner search warrant means that the devices hadn't been searched?

I read the linked piece twice and it doesn't say that.

https://nypost.com/2018/05/17/search-warrant-for-weiners-electronic-devices-unsealed

maryrose

The question of the hour:
Did Comey get immunity from Mueller?
That would account for his thumbing his nose at the closed door hearing yesterday.
Also WednesdayMcCarthy and RYAN urged Republicans to not sign on to the discharge petition that. Calif. and Florida Repub were considering.
No votes on the 4 possible bills.
Not surprised I didn’t see that real live truth posted here.
Doesn’t fit the meme.

Captain Hate

So Is Jim Comey Chuck Colson in this equation? He's got a head start on coming to Jesus

The only similarity that a self fixated pile of shit like Comey had to Colson was a last name that started with the same two letters.

Old Lurker

Maryrose, I asked the other day if there are any checks and balances on the ability of a Mueller to grant immunity to his partners in crime?

If there are none, then perhaps THAT right there is the actual "Insurance Policy" they all engineered.

Captain Hate

McCain, the coauthor of an unconstitutional campaign finance law, would have surely signed Dodd Frank. And RomneyCare was a statewide predecessor to Obamacare.

Beasts of England

'The following in my mind would not have occurred:
Obamacare'

Obamacare was already in place in 2012 when Romney ran for president.

Bolt In Neck Neocons

Judith Miller can't reinvent herself that easily...but she's got a leg up in y'all

Tom R

The question of the hour:
Did Comey get immunity from Mueller?

The better question is whether or not Comey got immunity from Huber.

Extraneus

All I'm seeing on the IG report is that it's related to the Hillary email investigation, not about spying on the Trump campaign. Has anyone seen a report that says otherwise?

Kevlar Kid

"Not surprised I didn’t see that real live truth posted here.
Doesn’t fit the meme.
"

maryrose has never heard the "meme" made famous during the Spanish conquest of what is now eastern South America....

the Spanish governors and petty bureaucrats running the colonial "governments" during the early going were catching seven kinds of hell.

The Spanish Crown was busy handing down high-minded edicts to their people in the colonies. Of course, those were inconceivable for any practical implementation.

So the in-country blokes adopted a practice historian Samuel Shapiro (Univ. Notre Dame) wrote about: "Obedezco pero no cumplo!"

Paul Ryan is saying the same thing in different circumstances because he is a lying bag of shitake (new meme):

"
I obey but I do not comply"

Kevlar Kid

" 'The following in my mind would not have occurred:Obamacare."

How can I get one of those followings in my mind?

Beasts of England

'No votes on the 4 possible bills.'

Do you have a link for this claim? I've looked and don't see anything on the net...

Kevlar Kid

The other possibility re Comey and "immunity" is that he might have been advised by counsel to "brave" a possible contempt citation due to his mounting contradictions. Why pour gas on his own fire?

narciso

She was jailed after they already knew the source which came from state department through the inr memo.

Beasts of England

This IG report only covers the email investigation, Extraneus. It seems to involve a lot of the same players in Crossfire Hurricane, though...

daddy

Top of the Hour AM Radio News keeps mentioning the DACA Deal with a handful of slimy RINO's joining Pelosi's Team of Dem's to save DACA, is “BiPartisan, BiPartisan, BiPartisan”. I think every time I hear them push the word “Bipartisan” millions of Americans get incensed since we know it is pure propaganda designed to get us to reflexively be for whatever they say is “Bipartisan.” Keep it up News Media. Every time you say "Bipartisan" I get madder and madder.

Old Lurker

Daddy "Top of the Hour AM Radio News"

Probably the most untrustworthy of all short soundbites in the media.

henry

This surprises me... maybe all the admin needed for the Obama regulatory deluge?


Michael Mandel
@MichaelMandel

Multifactor productivity (MFP) in manufacturing has now fallen below 2003 levels, according to latest BLS release. That’s not good.

Bolt In Neck Neocons

Rumpublicans always have to cheat to win

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/arizona-men-charged-manhattan-federal-court-23-million-fraud-and-money-laundering

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I believe the IG report will be in different phases. This is the investigation about how the emails were handled. That was the one Horowitz was charged with earliest, so it has been completed first.

The next step will be the spying on trump part.

I could be wrong, but I believe I read that on CTH a few weeks ago.

Buford Gooch

KK, that piece supposedly be the mayor of Livermore wasn't. It was by Evan Sayet.

Eye Doctor

And Judith Miller knew that narciso. What's wrong with that picture?

maryrose

Vote 54 to 44 for moving forward with final vote on the Haspel nomination.
Nelson and Shaheen voted yes also.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

NATO chief just thanked President Trump and gave him credit for all the member states stepping up their contributions to NATO as President Trump demanded.

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 17, 2018
maryrose

OL:
What is the remedy if Comey has immunity?
Get him on tax evasion?

Eye Doctor

The remedy is to nail Mueller to the cross.

jimmyk on iPhone

Porch, in response to your earlier post: I’m not gloomy. Every day I’m happy that Trump is President. But I’m realistic about the demise of the Deep State. Virtually every revolution begets a counterrevolution. They are not going down without a fight.

maryrose

Romney ran against Obamacare in 2012.
Facts not in evidence wrt to Mccain and Dodd/Frank.
Senate would not have approved that .

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/997193283662204929.html

Bab9773 has a nifty thread reviewing information Paul Sperry has released, details on Sessions movements, what Sally Yates has been up to the last few days, etc.

Recommend reading.

Eye Doctor

jimmyk is right. This is just the beginning.

henry

Narciso, question from Chitown:

Does narciso know where Crown Prince MBS is right now?

Iranians and Russians pushing “He died in that palace shooting!” Right now.

maryrose

TomR:
I stand corrected.

henry

Breaking News Feed @pzf
now

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Senate confirms Gina Haspel as the new Director of the CIA.

Extraneus
I firmly believe with all my heart that every single one of 7) these POS's is going to be arrested and tried for SEDITION.

I also believe that they will not be brought to a Federal Penitentiary to await trial. They don't want to have ( Left, Media etc.) a location to serve as a pilgrimage for followers to go and worship them.

They are
8) going to GITMO.

Dude's dreaming.

maryrose

Lurkersusie:
You posted the Sperry information upthread.
Thanks.

maryrose

Boatbuilder:
Excellent recap and summation.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Gina Haspel has been confirmed.

JimNorCal

Nice to see RG popping by!

JimNorCal

ONLY speculation at this point but an interesting thought experiment.
http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2018/05/obama-spied-on-you-too-mitt.html

Obama spied on you, too, Mitt
Barack Obama embedded at least two spies in the Trump presidential campaign, according to the New York Times. That is on top of Obama's wiretapping.

The Times has known about this treachery for more than a year, as Obama shared transcripts of those wiretaps with the Times before President Trump took office.

That I can prove.

What I cannot prove (at the moment) is that Obama did this to Trump because Obama got away with it before, most likely with the Mitt Romney campaign.

Maybe he did not have spies inside the Romney campaign, but it is without a doubt that Team Obama routinely used National Security Agency monitoring of conversations and communications by American citizens for political purposes.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

JimmyK is right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NaQxUEfxt0

Anyone else flashback to this?

Davod

Hezbollah Wins in Lebanon – Sort Of by Michael Totten 15 May 2018:

"...he writes.

And since the Israelis just exchanged fire with Iranian forces in Syria from the Golan Heights, the possibility that yet another shooting war will erupt across the Lebanese-Israeli border is a little bit higher than it was as recently as a week ago.

Even so, let’s take a deep breath. The political coalition Hezbollah belongs to won more than half the seats in Lebanon’s parliament but Hezbollah itself only has 12 seats. That 12 out of 128, less than 10 percent of the total. By that measure, Hezbollah is a fringe movement, hardly more popular standing alone than the Green Party in the United States.

Hezbollah’s victory simply can’t be chalked up to a groundswell of support for another war of violent “resistance,” nor for the Party of God’s doctrine of velayat-e faqih, or rule by Islamist jurists. No, the coalition Hezbollah belongs to won because Christian voters put it over the top. And Lebanon’s Christians are, from Israel’s point of view, the least threatening people in the entire country. The reason they did this, when you strip away all of the mind-numbingly parochial details, is because, like most Westerners nowadays, they fear and loathe Sunni Arab jihadists like ISIS more than they fear and loathe Iranian-backed Shia militias like Hezbollah..."

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blogs/michael-j-totten

daddy on iPad

Hannity furious that the perps were given a look at the IG report so that they could leak and massage their message. Rush called it "cushioning the blow." We 're in a taxicab heading to check out a Military Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor. Hopefully wel'll see something worth writing about.

Threadkiller

Q I just want to ask you, because so many people around the country have been talking about it in the last 24 hours, what did the President mean when he said some immigrants are not people, theyre animals?

MS. SANDERS: The President was very clearly referring to MS-13 gang members who enter the country illegally and whose deportations are hamstrung by our laws. This is one of the most vicious and deadly gangs that operates by the motto of rape, control, and kill. If the media and liberals want to defend MS-13, theyre more than welcome to.

Frankly, I dont think the term that the President used was strong enough. MS-13 has done heinous acts. It took an animal to stab a man a hundred times and decapitate him and rip his heart out. It took an animal to beat a woman -- they were sex trafficking -- with a bat 28 times, indenting part of her body. And it took an animal to kidnap, drug, and rape a 14-year-old Houston girl. Frankly, I think that the term "animal" doesnt go far enough. And I think that the President should continue to use his platform and everything he can do under the law to stop these types of horrible, horrible, disgusting people.

maryrose

Final vote for Haspel 53/45.
Which Dem folded?
Captain:
If McCain had won there would not ever have been an Obamacare.

Beasts of England

You said it wouldn't have happened, maryrose, not that he ran against it.

daddy on iPad

Volcano blasting ash up to 30,000 feet but so far we've seen nothing. 10 AM and standard gorgeous weather: Explosive eruption at Kilauea summit sends ash 30,000 feet into air

Threadkiller

.

Beasts of England

Gitmo? I didn't know there was a more optimistic locale than the verandah!! :)

maryrose

Beasts:
See above post to Captain where I State that if McCain had won in 2008 there would not have been Obamacare.

Old Lurker

Daddy "Hannity furious that the perps were given a look at the IG report so that they could leak and massage their message."

I think that is baked into the law/regs, not just made up for this case. Don't laugh, but they have to sign "strong" NDAs.

Davod

Correction to (Pasting ended up in the wrong sequence):

Hezbollah Wins in Lebanon – Sort Of by Michael Totten 15 May 2018:

"...Even so, let’s take a deep breath. The political coalition Hezbollah belongs to won more than half the seats in Lebanon’s parliament but Hezbollah itself only has 12 seats. That 12 out of 128, less than 10 percent of the total. By that measure, Hezbollah is a fringe movement, hardly more popular standing alone than the Green Party in the United States.

Hezbollah’s victory simply can’t be chalked up to a groundswell of support for another war of violent “resistance,” nor for the Party of God’s doctrine of velayat-e faqih, or rule by Islamist jurists. No, the coalition Hezbollah belongs to won because Christian voters put it over the top. And Lebanon’s Christians are, from Israel’s point of view, the least threatening people in the entire country. The reason they did this, when you strip away all of the mind-numbingly parochial details, is because, like most Westerners nowadays, they fear and loathe Sunni Arab jihadists like ISIS more than they fear and loathe Iranian-backed Shia militias like Hezbollah..."

Old Lurker

Maryrose...what is the recourse if Mueller gave Comey immunity?

I have an answer but you would not like it.

:-)

maryrose

OL:
What is the answer?
I want that smarmy piece of crap nailed to the wall.

Extraneus

He's swinging for the fences, Beasts.

AG Sessions, Deputy AG Rosenstein and on a separate occasion, Secretary Mattis, visited GITMO last summer.

My hope is that it is a Military Tribunal. However, I can live with the trials taking place in Utah because that is where the NSA database warehouse is
9) located and DOJ Prosectuor Huber is assigned.

maryrose

How did the new Dem senator from Alabama vote?

henry

"Immunity agreements can also be rescinded" I hope this guy is correct.

TrumpSoldier @DaveNYviii
Jan 3
Replying to @DaveNYviii

10) The DOJ response is critical! Here Wray discusses actions that can be taken based upon the OIG Report. Policy, personnel, procedures, and re-opening of investigations. In short, just about everything. (Immunity agreements can also be rescinded)

https://twitter.com/DaveNYviii/status/948468892829134848

Beasts of England

'How did the new Dem senator from Alabama vote?'

Nothing passive-aggressive about that!!

maryrose

54 in favor of Haspel- updated.McCaskill voted no.
Must be feeling pretty safe.
Hawley better make sure he beats her.

maryrose

Not passive aggressive - inquiring minds want to know.
Nothing personal.

Beasts of England

Try Google.

daddy on iPad


Paul Sperry
@paulsperry_
BREAKING: IG Horowitz has found "reasonable grounds" for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ's handling of the Clinton investigation/s and has referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution

maryrose

Henry:
Thank God immunity agreements can be rescinded.
Hillary in the Crosshairs : just where she belongs.
I have got to stock up on popcorn.

maryrose

Daddy:
Yay!!!

maryrose

Obama by targeting Tea Party, spying on Romney campaign and voter fraud in Florida in Broward county and by lying about Benghazi stole the 2012 election.
Tried to steal it from Trump in 2016 also.

lurkersusie

Trap...

Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸
Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸
@RealSaavedra
#BREAKING: Special Counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to narrow down the questions that he wants to ask Trump in an effort to get him to sit down for an interview. -The Washington Times

Miss Marple the Deplorable

He can try, but he will fail, lurkersusie.

Guiliani said he isn't interested unless he gets the same deal as Hillary got, which includes pre-exoneration.

lurkersusie

I agree MM.

Asked if Mr. Mueller’s team believes they have evidence of collusion, Mr. Giuliani said “Actually when you press them really hard, they say they can put this together and that together. But do they have any hard evidence of it? Do they have evidence that could be sustained in some kind of a proceeding? No.”

Asked about Mr. Mueller’s strategy, Mr. Giuliani said:

“I think they are relying more on obstruction and they wish perjury from their point of view than they are on collusion with the Russians. I think every time they’ve gone up the collusion alley it’s gone nowhere. That becomes the biggest obstacle to our testifying. Why are we going to get them to use the president’s word against himself? He’s already given all the explanations that they need to make a decision in his public comments. His comments under oath are not going to be materially different than this public comments. And if they would be we would tell them that. ‘On further reflection, he remembers this and that.’ So far there haven’t been too many further reflections.”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/17/robert-mueller-agrees-narrow-scope-questions-bid-i/

Beasts of England

Mueller blinked, huh!

JimNorCal

Starting on my mail-in ballot for the primaries.
Hadn't noticed this in the last election. No Postage Required in two languages. I guess the CA Dems are all in regarding votes by illegals.

daddy on iPad

Three Republicans opposed Haspel's nomination: Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Jeff Flake of Arizona and John McCain of Arizona, although McCain did not vote because he's battling brain cancer at home.

I'm surprised Lisa Murkowski didnt vote against her.

Extraneus

Rand Paul because he thinks she was too close to Brennan - was his protege - and therefore suspects her of complicity with the campaign spying.

She was endorsed by both Brennan and Clapper, right?

Seems Worth considering.

Extraneus

Netanyahu’s son deletes Instagram after ‘F–k Turkey’ post

Tom Bowler

A stab from the past:

In his tweets, the president leveled specific and serious allegations about Obama, accusing the former president of criminal wrongdoing. His allegations were roundly rebutted by people in a position to know, including then-FBI Director James Comey...

“With respect to the president’s tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets and we have looked carefully inside the FBI,” Comey said. “The Department of Justice has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for the Department of Justice and all its components. The department has no information that supports those tweets.”

The ever reliable FactCheck.org quoting erstwhile paragon of virtue, Jim Comey.

My how things have changed since since the days when talking heads reported in lockstep how Trump accused Obama of tapping his phones without the slightest bit of evidence.

Does anybody suppose public hangings for these FBI conspirators would be considered cruel and unusual?

Threadkiller

Todd Young, a Republican Senator from Indiana, apparently didn't vote on the Haspel nomination.

Jack is Back!

am hearing gunfire coming from the Village. Bursts of rounds then stop. Then another burst of 6-8 rounds. No sirens. No horns blaring. No screaming. Traffic noise seems as usual.

Damn another burst of 8-12 rounds. Could be firecrackers but the sound is more gunfire.

I don't think there are any contrarians in the deep state especially the CIA and on the 7th floor of Langley.

Dave (in MA)

I still would like to know who the bearded hag is, but whatever.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf7x_sqUmKo

Aside from Weiner, who else had their ya ya's out?

Jack is Back!

Two very active seniors (Jacob, age 92, and Mariam, age 89), living in The Villages' in Florida, are all excited about their decision to get married.

They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore and they decide go in. Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: "Are you the owner?"

The pharmacist answers, "Yes."

Jacob: "We're about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?"

Pharmacist: "Of course we do."

Jacob: "How about medicine for circulation?"

Pharmacist: "All kinds."

Jacob: "Medicine for rheumatism?"

Pharmacist: "Definitely."

Jacob: "How about suppositories and medicine for impotence?"

Pharmacist: "You bet!"

Jacob: "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis and Alzheimer's?"

Pharmacist: "Yes, a large variety. The works"

Jacob: "What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson's disease?"

Pharmacist: "Absolutely."

Jacob: "Everything for heartburn and indigestion?"

Pharmacist: "We sure do."

Jacob: "You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?"

Pharmacist: "All speeds and sizes."

Jacob: "Adult diapers?"

Pharmacist: "Sure, how can I help you?

Jacob: "We'd like to use this store as our Bridal Registry.".

maryrose

Tom Bowler:
Lying on almost every question posed by Congress.
Jail Comey- Lock him up!

Beasts of England

'The department has no information that supports those tweets.'

That response is a true profile in courage!

Jack is Back!

Beasts,

That book was ghost written also:)

clarice feldman

I've said this before. IF Mueller granted Comey immunity it had to have been too early for anything but the leaking of his notes some of which were classified.

henry

Paul Sperry @paulsperry_
3h

BREAKING: Comey/Yates targeted Gen. Flynn in C.I. investigation a yr BEFORE he communicated w Russian ambassador in Dec 2016 as a transition official--and the trigger was Flynn sitting at same table w Putin at Dec 2015 Moscow event, even tho Green Party's Jill Stein also at table

Beasts of England

True, JiB!

glasater

Agree with Jimmyk's comment above.

I found this small exchange on twitter interesting:

Sean Davis Retweeted Chuck Ross
I wonder why he flew Papadopoulos out of the country to have this meeting instead of meeting him in America, where they both live and were born.

Chuck Ross
Cambridge professor Stefan Halper had numerous contacts with Carter Page, stretching from July 2016 to Sept 2017, much longer than previously known. Halper was who contacted George Papadopoulos out of the blue and flew him to London to meet.

clarice feldman

It will be curious to see the Democrat's response to any legal action against Comey--they already whipsawed-He was great when he cleared Hillary, bad when he reopened the email investigation, great when Trump fired him--I expect they'll now defend him to the skies.

Pinandpuller

What is the remedy if Comey has immunity?
Get him on tax evasion?

Posted by: maryrose | May 17, 2018 at 03:33 PM

Funny you should say that. There's a writer making the rounds right now named TJ English. He's written some interesting sounding books about organized crime.

His latest book is called The Corporation. It's about a guy named Juan Migel Battle (anglicized).

He was a true hero of the Bay of Pigs invasion. He did time in a Cuban prison and came to America and took over the numbers racket on the East Coast.

There's a story about how the FBI wanted to nail him for something so they went to The Treasury looking for some evidence of tax evasion. The got a letter telling them this guy is hands off.

http://wlrn.org/post/corporation-tells-other-dark-bay-pigs-story-cuban-american-mob

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