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May 14, 2018

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henry

Was U1 Deripaska's payback for this op? Oligarchs don't do diddly for free. They leave that to serfs.

narciso

Wait it gets even more interesting:


http://johnhelmer.net/oleg-deripaska-tries-super-spy-mission-to-rescue-iran-hostage-pays-bribes-for-fbi-trades-for-cia-but-if-you-believe-it-wins-no-quantum-of-solace

Pinandpuller

Mueller is corrupt enough to make a pro blush.

Davod

Re. Mueller and the Russian - They were trying to get the retired FBI agent out of Iran. If my memory is correct, this is the guy that a women in State sent in to Iran looking for the source of drugs. Sort of like a CIA agent with no CIA training. She had no authority to do what she did

Pinandpuller

The Bundys and Weavers ask:

What's illegal

Got to do

Got to do with it?

narciso

So waldman, Warner's gobetween makes a cameo here. It stinks of the Edwin Wilson business.

Extraneus

It's interesting that Deripaska's name was (conspicuously?) missing from the Mannafort indictment.

exdemocrat

(bringing over)

Clarice - both that McCarthy article and the defendant's motion in the Concorde case you linked to make fascinating reading.

And there would be a certain karmic symmetry in Mueller being hoist by the petard of his victims' having "no specific intent" to violate the statute, would there not? ;-)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Whenever you are sneered at for supporting Trump in a cult-like manner (the latest cnard from the Left), just point them to these souvenir clothing items being sold in Britain. You know, the super-sophisticated British who think Trump is vulgar.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdJ2O_8U8AUim0T.jpg

Out of consideration for not trashing the thread, I provided a link rather than posting the picture.

exdemocrat

henry: or was the op Deripaska's payback for U1?

narciso

That earlier link is derivative of this piece:


https://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/world/middleeast/a-disappearing-american-spy-and-the-cia.html

Salahuddin was the former David belfield that killed the shahs fmr prime minister

Jack is Back!

Funny.

I am trying to clean up a library in the house. I have 3 belivieve it or not:)

A main one in the living room, an adjudent one next to the music area and then a 6 stall one in my office area downstairs. The one in the music area (piano, two guitars, a sax) has all my hard copies of Michael Connoley, Dan Silva, Donna Leon, Lee Child etc. Everyone of them.

So, I am cleaning it out an putting them in order on our kitchen table to sell in our grand garage sale where all of Mrs. JiB's hordings will finally exit the house. But, no. She wants to read them. I said, okay, you'll like Henning Mankel but not James Lee Burke. Then again, I don't thing Jacl Reacher is a fit nor David Balducci or Elmore Leonard (but maybe I need to rethink that). John Sandford is a possibility but not Martin Cruz Smith or Tom Clancy.

See where I am going here? LOL.

narciso

I don't think there is much connection to u 1, now in the interim, the bottom fell out of the aluminum market and deripaska lost his shirt in Montenegro's cache, while manafort was riding high.

Extraneus

I'll take the rubber duckie.

Beasts of England

'...for supporting Trump in a cult-like manner (the latest cnard from the Left)'

Don't worry - the NeverTrump whiners have adopted the same phrase. Unexpectedly.

lurkersusie

I hope this isn't true

Laura Ingraham
@IngrahamAngle
Warning to @realDonaldTrump: An effort is underway by liberal Repubs (+Dems) on a mass amnesty in the House thru a “discharge petition,” supported by @SpeakerRyan. Total travesty & mid-term turn-out killer.

Extraneus

Should we admire Trump for not playing up Melania's problems or ding him for missing an easy lay-up?

Rather than us first hearing about it from reports about how it's a "benign" condition, he should have been at her side holding her hand while the world waited in suspense.

Jack is Back!

The sooner we are done with Ryan we are a better Congress. Unfortunetly, his odds on favorite replacement Kevin McCarthy is no better.

Now, maryrose, I already know your response so save it and think about the damage that guy, as Speaker has done in rejecting Trump's agenda. You can't have it both ways Eddie Munster and Trump. Pick one, finally.

maryrose

I could be wrong but I heard Ryan was against it.

Extraneus

FBI says citizens — armed and unarmed — thwarted eight active shooter situations over last two years

According to the report, “The FBI has designated 50 shootings in 2016 and 2017 as active shooter incidents (20 incidents occurred in 2016, while 30 incidents occurred in 2017).” The 50 incidents were spread out over 21 states.

The report noted, “As with past FBI active shooter-related publications, this report does not encompass all gun-related situations.”

“Rather, it focuses on a specific type of shooting situation,” the report continued.

The agency said that the active shooter situations in question were defined as “one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.”

In eight of those active shooter incidents, citizens “safely and successfully” intervened in the active shooter situation and, according to the FBI’s report, changed the outcome for the better.

In four of the situations, citizens who “safely and successfully” intervened in the incidents were armed. In the other four, the citizens were unarmed.

maryrose

Ryan has not rejected PresidentTrump’s agenda to my knowledge.

Beasts of England

'Ryan’s two-part agenda specifically excludes two of the four-part, pro-American immigration reforms pushed by Trump — ending chain-migration and ending the visa lottery.'

Another Bob

I'd like to hear anonamom's take on Melania.

I've only seen the term "embolization" used in the context of cancer.

Extraneus

[Bernie] Sanders Condemns Israeli Response to Gaza Riots: ‘Israel Should Be Condemned’

maryrose

Know your response so save it.
Censorship.

Another Bob

[rolls eyes]

Captain Hate

The Weakly Standard has run half page ads since last year by Gas Chamber leader Tom Donohue whining about what the country owes those poor dreamers. So lube up for one last Repuke sellout, guys and girls; half those traitors are leaving anyway so they've got nothing to lose and sweet consulting gigs to gain.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

ANother Bob,

I would like her take as well, because on researching the term all I came up with was cutting off the blood supply to malignant kidney tumors.

I also am concerned that she will be in the hospital all week.

lurkersusie

Speaker Paul Ryan eyes immigration bill before November elections | Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-congress-daca-ryan/speaker-paul-ryan-eyes-immigration-bill-before-november-elections-idUSKBN1IB2DM

Now, a small group of House Republicans - many of them moderates and many with large Hispanic constituencies - are clamoring to revive legislation.

On Wednesday, they outlined a plan to force a debate in the full House sometime this summer on four competing bills that would give Dreamers varying levels of legal immigration status, with some of the bills also expanding security along the southwestern border with Mexico.

There are now 18 House Republicans, of 236 total, who have formally signed a petition that would force a debate on immigration legislation. If they get seven more signatures, their leaders are banking on all 193 Democrats to climb on board, providing enough support to force a floor debate. One Democrat so far has signed the petition.

Whichever of the four bills got the most votes from a majority of House members would then advance to the Senate. Any legislation passed by the Senate would have to be signed by Trump to become law.

Jack is Back!

Oh, Bullshit, Maryrose, stop it. Ryan is an anti-Trump without appearing so to his fan base, like you. Put on your critical thinking helmet you ask your kids in school to do.

Buford Gooch

I had read earlier that whichever of the House bills got more votes would then be the one voted on by the House before being passed on to the Senate.

Jack is Back!

A Speaker of the House has unbridled authority to stop any bill. The fact this bumpkis Oscar Meyer Weiner driver would allow a bill like that tells you spades. Good riddance Paul Ryan, now what will you do since the only job you ever had was as a weinermobile driver and a DC denizen.

Go home.

Beasts of England

The incredibly rare 'Queen of the Hill' bill. Gosh, if we only had control of the House and the Senate, amirite?

Extraneus

Charges Dropped Against Embattled Governor Eric Greitens

St. Louis prosecutors dropped a federal invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Monday, but they intend to re-file in the case.

Greitens’ lawyer was reportedly going to call St. Louis circuit attorney Kimberly Gardner to testify as a witness in the case, which made prosecutors back off the case, The New York Times reported.

Threadkiller

I noticed several stories leading up to the Jerusalem Embassy opening that bitched about how Trump wasn't going and that was bad.

I haven't seen any applause for him picking his wife, and her surgery, as being more important than overseas travel.

Not that I expected the media to have a heart...

Extraneus
The governor admitted to having an affair with a woman who used to be his hairdresser, in early January 2018. Greitens, a former Navy SEAL, reportedly took a picture of her as a form of blackmail in case she ever tried to go public. The photograph was the foundation of the prosecution’s case.

Greitens filed a motion claiming the hair dresser may have dreamed up a compromising photo, The Daily Caller News Foundation exclusively reported in early April.

The governor has other problems. He is also undergoing federal charges that he tampered with computer data.

The Missouri state House of Representative is expected to have a vote on Greitens’ impeachment from office Friday. The state Senate would then appoint a panel of seven judges to carry out the impeachment trials. If he is impeached, it would mark the first instance in the history of the state.

clarice feldman

Isn't it lovely, exdem.

70 Weeks of Years fulfilment

This has all been predicted in the Bible

Another Bob

Has the Greitens photo ever turned up?

Captain Hate

Last night's Levin FNS show with Gary Sinise:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FdG7oRwuSCI

sbwaters

If Paul Ryan hasn’t been able to convince me to support him, I suppose it must be my fault, huh, not Ryan’s?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

A bit of nostalgia: Frank Sinatra writes to the LA Times about George Michael's whining about the tragedy of fame. September, 1990.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdLeDXcVAAA6qXa.jpg:large

maryrose

They were unable to produce the photo. President Trump can veto any bill if it doesn’t provide for the Wall.
Not a done deal yet.

Kevlar Kid


"Jail the asshole!"

...and the mind will follow.

narciso

Oh never mind:


http://freebeacon.com/national-security/msnbc-reporter-calls-gaza-protesters-unarmed-then-says-had-light-weapons

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

A really terrible story.

Just another Democrat hating Americans, IMO

https://www.memeorandum.com/180514/p118#a180514p118

lurkersusie

Where the heck is Sessions?

Mollie
@MZHemingway
Last week the Washington Post and New York Times reported that Trump sided with DOJ against Nunes. False.

https://mobile.twitter.com/MZHemingway/status/996150365337915392

Beasts of England

It shouldn't even be a deal - done or not - let alone a bill.

Davod

"President Trump can veto any bill if it doesn’t provide for the Wall. Not a done deal yet."

What is wrong with you!!! A veto is irrelevant.


Republicans signing onto the bill will be enough to keep the voters home.

Beasts of England

Exactamundo, Davod!!

clarice feldman

Extraneus--looks like prosecutorial withc hunts are not faring well this year--seems everyone, even judges, have their number.

Kevlar Kid

Ryan is a passive aggressive chump. (He's still a chorizo with ears)

Here's his Pontius Pilate statement on the oily discharge tactic:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4728843/paul-ryan-comments-daca-discharge-petition

What's the big rush to "solve the problem?" Has Congress ever solved anything re Mexican fugitives in America?

Pinandpuller

In four of the situations, citizens who “safely and successfully” intervened in the incidents were armed. In the other four, the citizens were unarmed.

Posted by: Extraneus | May 14, 2018 at 07:27 PM

It sounds like putting on a costume doesn't automatically make one a superhero.

Kevlar Kid

"What is wrong with you!!! A veto is irrelevant."

Snortworthy.

Pinandpuller

mr narciso

Are lasers considered light weapons?

Porchlight

maryrose, thanks so much again for the Little Woman recommendation and for thinking of my girls.


Porchlight

Little Women, lol.

I need more wine.

Speaking of wine, where is lyle?!?

Beasts of England

'Bipartisan support'. Please refer to my comment at 8:00 PM.

maryrose

Saw the video on Ryan.
Said a bill the President can sign about 5 times.
If Repubs stay home and don’t vote that is on them.

henry

Funny, WIsPolitics had Ryan against the DACA bill this weekend at the WI R convention.

maryrose

Porch:
The finale is next Sunday at 8:00 pm

maryrose

Henry:
That is where I got my information.

maryrose

Lot of projection going on.

maryrose

Get rid of the DACA issue and move on to infrastructure.

narciso

Only those under 40 watts,

narciso

deripasha retained waldman to get the visa, one hand doesn't know what the other hand was doing, although from this perspective he might have been a bureau and company asset, perhaps mi 6?

Kevlar Kid

"
Saw the video on Ryan.
Said a bill the President can sign about 5 times.
"

maryrose-colored glasses aside:

In what Universe does Congress "solve" the problem of grown anchor babies and Mexican fugitives continuing to hatch litters outside their own borders?

The video "looks" like El Wonky is all about "doing the right thing" but his acquiescing to a sudden pang for bi-partisanship with the Democrats as if THAT is the right thing to do.

That's Congressional backstabbing to the core.

THAT is Ryan's MO.

If Ryan had stones as a Speaker he would have rallied the House to go full frontal by detaching
funding for the Wall from any DACA quid pro quo.

But that's not who he is. Mr. Weenie and Bun was unavailable for comment.

Further:

I'm not so sure hard core Republican voters will engage in "stay-at-home" protests come the mid-terms to "punish" the Party.

At this point that is merely taking poison hoping the enemy dies. Not effective.

And such a theory DOES NOT take into account the growing backlash of former Obama voters who are waking up each day to news (such as Rush was reporting this morning) that Ben Rhodes and the Rat Corpse were bamboozling the press and the faithful with the leprous "iran deal."

Laura Ingraham has been wrong BEFORE (Ted Cruz ring a bell?)

Why Ryan is despicable in this is he has the POWER to suppress this mess altogether seeing how as of now very few Demz are in just yet.

Smother this and let the next Congress deal with it--- perhaps more effectively in alignment with POTUS' agenda without compromise.

I don't trust Ryan's motives. His cave on the spending issue to prevent a government shutdown (please!) and his lack of curiosity EVER over where the cash to payoff Iran came from and other Obama budget okie dokes keep him and his Weenie Wagon Traveling Show permanently in the ditch as far as I am concerned.

Another Bob

Preach it Brother KK.

Dont’t trust Ryan as far as I can throw him.

Captain Hate

All the news that fits the narrative:

Avenatti was at least $8 million in debt a couple months ago. And then all his back taxes and legal bills got paid. And then he took on a client he had never met before that was sent to him to go after the President of the United States.

And there doesn't seem to be a mainstream reporter who is even remotely interested in these events.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2018 08:58 PM (/tuJf)

narciso

So much for that great deal:


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/14/iran-preparing-fresh-charge-against-jailed-british-mother-nazanin/

narciso

They are covering this with a pillow as well:

https://financialtribune.com/articles/national/86440/former-fm-denies-meeting-with-kerry

clarice feldman

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/14/mueller-probe-might-not-survive-much-longer-intelligence-connections-highlight-sketchy-origin-to-special-counsel/

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/12/hindsight-revelations-devin-nunes-april-22nd-there-were-no-official-intelligence-channels-used-to-start-trump-investigation/

anonamom

It was an angiomyelolipoma.
Benign tumor made up of blood vessel, muscle, fat.

Embolizing it will cut off it's blood supply and it will necrose and slough off.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Heading to bed.

Nytol!

Another Bob

Thanks amom.

Texas Liberty Gal

Mormons are not considered Christians because Joseph Smith's writings are not based on Scripture. Christianity is.

narciso

Well like I say being ecumenical but Romney mcmuffin and the late bob Bennett make that dificult.

Why focus on a statement which is irrelevant to the task at hand

Kevlar Kid

Another Bob--- I never have and I never will trust the Outgoing Speaker. -Kev

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting ther

Deraproska was approached by the FBI to get dirt on Trump. He told the FBI there was nothing there, and the FBI told him to keep an open mind. Derpaska is close to Putin.

Pinandpuller

Why does England have the double phone ring? Are they the only ones? Is it so you can hear the phone over the ridiculous police sirens?

#killingeve

boatbuilder

So the FBI is colluding with Russian oligarchs to try to railroad the former advisory of the elected President? For "collusion" that occurred long before he had any connection to the President? Is this Bolivia?

Texas Liberty Gal

Third strike against Mueller???

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/the-russians-call-out-mueller-file-request-to-view-secret-grand-jury-instruction/

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting ther

This happened before the election in Nov. so essentially the FBI colluded with Russia.

Pinandpuller

Jimmy Carter, we have a job for you:

MIAMI — The elections supervisor in Florida’s second-most populous county broke state and federal law by unlawfully destroying ballots cast in Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s 2016 Democratic primary, a judge ruled Friday in a case brought by the congresswoman’s challenger who wanted to check for voting irregularities.

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2018/05/14/florida-to-monitor-broward-election-chief-after-judge-finds-unlawful-ballot-destruction-in-wasserman-schultz-race-415832

narciso

Not really Jane, deripaska is a sometime critic among the oligarchs, he did some business with manafort, probably referred to by klimnik who had been hired from McCain's think tank the iri, you see what a double dealing rat mccain is; as if there was any doubt?

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting ther

Apparently the reason the FBI had to hire Depaska initially was because the Obama administration refused to fund the release. Levi son was on the plane to come home when the Iranians insisted in making a statement. Hillary refused and Levinson was returned to prison.

lurkersusie

This is getting good

Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly pressing a federal judge to turn down a request from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to hold a hearing about leaks surrounding the investigation into Russia's 2016 election meddling.

Manafort has asked a federal judge in Virginia for a hearing where witnesses could be summoned to testify about leaks to the media, Politico reported Monday. He argued that the leaking of sensitive details about the investigation into him prevented him from getting a fair trial.

Prosecutors responded to Manafort in a court filing on Monday by arguing that the anonymously sourced news accounts Manafort's defense cited do not "mention the role or activities of a grand jury" and thus doesn't merit a hearing.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/387666-mueller-team-urges-federal-judge-to-turn-down-request-for-hearing-on?amp&__twitter_impression=true

clarice feldman

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/05/the_haspel_pick_breaks_the_model.html

clarice feldman

lurkersusie, seems like a weak argument to me. If Mueller's team was leaking unmsavory things about Manafort, it certainly would be unethical--a means to taint the jury pool and deny him a fair trial.

Tom R

Just saw the interview with John Solomon on Ingraham’s show. All of these new revelations about Oleg Deripaska has my head spinning. I would really like to know who the three FBI agents were who approached him before the election. Also curious to know who is leaking this info to John Solomon.

lurkersusie

I didn't know this, very good article

A 2015 FISA Reform Raises Questions About Its Handling Of Carter Page

The FISA court’s failure to utilize amici curiae prompted attorney John Cline — one of the first attorneys appointed to serve in that role — to resign his position. In a letter to the court, Cline wrote, “I am concerned that my continued service as amicus might create the impression that I am participating in the court’s work, when in fact I am not.” When asked about the Page matter, Cline told the Washington Examiner, “If I had access to the underlying application, I might have argued that the Steele dossier was unreliable because of its origins, and perhaps for other reasons as sided proceedings, Congress directed the FISA court to create a roster of attorneys willing to appear as amicus curiae, or friend of the court, to challenge the DOJ’s application for a surveillance warrant.

http://thefederalist.com/2018/03/15/a-2015-fisa-reform-raises-questions-about-courts-handling-of-carter-page/

That reform, if properly implemented, could have averted the current scandal surrounding the FISA court order authorizing a wiretap of former Donald Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page — but only if the Obama Administration had also properly disclosed that the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton Campaign had funded the Steele Dossier.

narciso

But it wouldn't be out of character,I'm guessing that long profile that fire was fed in the Atlantic some months back was mostly Muellers doing. It's what me my revenge idea, while watching mcmafia.

would it, Brennan had briefly as station chief in Riyadh in the 90s, then ended up as tenets chief of staff, bob baer described him but didn't name him in his memoir,

narciso

They have hid the deck of cards, so thoroughly we can't trust any of their affirmations.

Manafort may be a crook, so is probably half of k street, but podesta doesn't get indicted.

The Infamous Ignatz

Most Mormons I have known are great people.
I've known some fine Buddhists, Unitarians and agnostics as well. There are many fine muslims.
And there are lots of jerks who call themselves Christians.
None of that has anything to do with the nature of God or the validity of any particular faith.

Kevlar Kid

Brennan is the dog whistler at the bottom of this treacherous pig pile.

Texas Liberty Gal

Florida JOMers - We are going to be in Destin for a short vacation Wed -Sun. Forecast looks bad - thunderstorms every day. I'm hoping that they are passing storms with sunshine that follows. Am I being too optimistic???

lurkersusie

Are the walls closing in?

JohnWickofPolitics
JohnWickofPolitics
@Gingrich_of_PA
Why are Mueller proxies reaching out to House Democrat Intel Committee staff and friendly media at 10 PM EST on a Monday night? 🤔

Pinandpuller

Does anyone here watch shows that feature federal employees? I haven't noticed any pictures of PDJT up on the walls of the sets. I saw a 2009 episode of Criminal Minds and there was one of the last guy.

A porn star accused Stormy Daniels of doing nothing when she approached her about being groped on the set of an adult film.

Tasha Reign, whose real name is Rachel Swimmer, told The Daily Beast in an interview published Monday that she was sexually assaulted by a crew member on the set of “The Set Up,” which was being directed by Daniels under Wicked Pictures.

Reign said the situation wasn’t handled appropriately.


http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/05/14/porn-star-accuses-stormy-daniels-turning-blind-eye-to-sexual-assault-while-on-film-set.html

narciso

Because that's all they do for a living, and Devlin Barrett needs to write off dinner?

clarice feldman

This is the office that paid Halper.http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/27/exclusive-chelsea-clintons-best-friends-defense-company-got-11-mil-in-contracts-but-doesnt-have-federal-security-clearance/

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