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July 05, 2018

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henry

Perhaps Sessions is simply flummoxed on how to be an executive of a large organization. You don't learn that in a court room, plus time in the Senate likely erases whatever good sense you arrived with.

rich

most people for violating FARA are slapped on the wrist with a fine and maybe a time bound lobbying ban ... the others in this cavalcade of corruption (US Ukraine policy during the Obama regime) were allowed to refile a few years of paperwork, give a groveling apology, and a few 'mistakes were made' ...

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Mark Knoller
‏Verified account @markknoller
13m13 minutes ago

WH announces Pres Trump has named former @FoxNews executive Bill Shine as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications. WH cites his over two decades of TV programming, communications, and management experience.

Eye Doctor

Yeah Tom, that's the ticket. It's for his own good.

GUS

Sessions has no record of deceit nor corruption.
NONE.
His only sins have been to disagree with FULL COMMIE CENTRAL.
That sin cannot be absolved until SESSIONS is DESTROYED or Sessions does some destroying.
He is not that type of man. He is an old school honorable Senator and Prosecutor. The SWAMP doesn't like that kind of man.
We need someone who has brass knuckles and knows how to use them.

GUS

<<<<>>>>

Friends, I rest my case.

rich

forget solitary ... why is he in jail at all?

if it were about the Podestas' why not raid the lawyers, offices, and principals homes ...

... none of that happened because it is not about that.

Eye Doctor

Don't kid yourself. Sessions has been involved and turned a blind eye to plenty.

narciso

Thats a fair bet, there was an avenger episode a week back where Julian Glover you remember as the ground commander on the road on both played the leader of a secret apocalyptic army with an underground city hidden in a coal mine.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Heading for the motorcade, Pres Trump and son Don Jr. depart the WH for @Andrews_JBA. Marine One couldn't land as South Lawn picnic cleanup still underway. pic.twitter.com/WUATdZePwM

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 5, 2018

Interesting that Don Jr. is apparently going to the rally. Picture at link.

narciso

Good grief this was the greatest misfire since snowden made it to sheremytvo airport.

GUS

Rich, I think it's been established that MANAFORT was investigated 10 years ago and not charged, but MUELLER decided to PROSECUTE him for things that are COMPLETELY UNRELATED TO TRUMP or RUSSIA.
For his own good. Then put in jail, then into SOLITARY confinement for his own SAFETY.
No one related to smashing cell phones or wiping servers with acid, has been investigated nor charged and RODHAM's SOLITARY is a bottle of gin.

Captain Hate

I don't know why you persist in thinking that Manafort being in jail over some bogus bail violation is a good thing. Let me put it this way: if you were ever deemed an enemy of the state because you worked for a certain person's campaign, you'd want people that think like I do to hold sway.

Eye Doctor

Robert Mueller being a crooked Deep State POS is a fact that has been well known in DC for a very long time.

GUS

Capn, I think you kind of get the drift here.
Real deep thinking going on. MOVIES and such.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

ALSO, you guys may not know this but the rally will be on at 6PM, way earlier than normal.

That is NOT time confusion. It was announced on Fox Business and the speakers are expected to start at 4PM or so.

I will see if i can find a live feed in a couple of hours or so.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Fin Gomez
‏Verified account @finnygo
12m12 minutes ago

Bill Shine was spotted getting into the motorcade by our WH crew. A White House Official confirms Shine is traveling with @realDonaldTrump to Montana today, his first in his new role as deputy chief of staff.

GUS

Montana is nearly (nearly) as beautiful as Wyoming.

Eye Doctor

It's simple. The Awan crap opens a huge can of worms and they are not going to let that happen.

Sorry Tom R, the Easter Bunny is not coming to the rescue.

henry

Miss M, 6pm Eastern time?

James D.

If we want an end to an ideological weaponized DOJ/FBI and a return back to Constitutional rule of law then doesn't that require the prosecution of any criminal act regardless of who committed the crime or how the crime was discovered?

Yes, it does.

So when are we going to see any of the myriad crimes committed by Dems and longtime swamp dwellers prosecuted? Or does returning to the rule of law only apply in one direction?

Kevlar Kid

From the VDH article comments:

"But even a big Trump booster like VDH should know that his statements about Trump doing "what no other Republican President would have dared" is ridiculous. With the possible exception of moving the embassy, President Cruz and a lot of the other 2016 candidates would have done these things, and less chaotically. And "seeking" to denuclearize North Korea" is as much of a an accomplishment as my "seeking" to win the lottery."

VDH understated the NOKO sitch under Trump. POTUS got KJU to the frickin' table.

Cruz lacks star power. Sorry to all who enjoy him. Obama had star power but was a complete pussy on foreign policy. POTUS has star power and carries a big stick.

"a lot of other candidates in 2016" ?

they couldn't even manage their own campaigns into a full-frontal takedown of The Donald Candidate.

are we talking Jeb-a-reeno as one of the "lot"?

please.

James D.

Julian Glover

Also General Veers in "The Empire Strikes Back", and of course Scaroth, Last of the Jaggaroth, in "Doctor Who"

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

" I think that is the worst choice on the list."
I agree with Jane.

rich

narciso;

your 132 and 134 went way over my head ... no idea what the reference is.

Kevlar Kid

People have my full permission, in advance of course, to speak ill of me after i've bought back the reservation.

"Ed Schultz, former MSNBC/radio personality, has died"

DLTDHYITAOYWO. that is all.

James D.


" I think that is the worst choice on the list."

I agree. I think Barrett is the clear best choice. I think she'd be a very reliable conservative vote. And I really do want us to have a fight where the Dems try to smear a devout Catholic woman with seven children (two of them adopted Haitian orphans).

narciso

Heh, the first was a free association with avengers season 5 which is seeming less outlandish, the second was the botched deal that John Solomon discovered with many of the players from other arenas.

narciso

Yes that was that Tom baker episode written by Douglas Adams that was recently published.

Beasts of England

How did rich get numbered comments? ;)

Tom R

Jane @ 1:22

Manafort is accused of money laundering and tax evasion. Roughly $75 million dollars passed thru his offshore accounts between 2006 to 2015. Who investigated those allegations and declined to prosecute? I’ll go out on a limb and bet it was the Obama DOJ and they declined to prosecutor because they knew if Manafort got indicted the Podesta brothers would get sucked in and it wouldn’t look good if Obama’s Chief of Staff was indicted.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

henry,

Yes, 6PM Eastern.

President Trump just left, so that makes sense giveen flight time.

Captain Hate

Yes the Horde just informed me that Mistah Schootz, he daid.

James D.

Tom, so it's better that he's being prosecuted now, while Podesta skates free?

THAT's what you call "restoring the rule of law" ?

Sorry, not buying it.

GUS

Cruz isn't a REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT.

Mueller was hired to find out if RUSSIA interfered in our elections.

He wasn't hired to investigate MANAFORT nor TRUMP.

Big Jimmy "the weasel" told us and the PRESIDENT that MR TRUMP was not under investigation.

If MUELLER stumbled across crimes unrelated to the RUSSIA nonsense, he should have REFERRED Manafort to the requisite FEDERAL PROSECUTOR for any criminal prosecutions. The JAILING and the SOLITARY is to squeeze MANAFORT, it is unrelated to anything MANAFORT has been accused of.

Tom R

So when are we going to see any of the myriad crimes committed by Dems and longtime swamp dwellers prosecuted?

How about when the investigations are all complete?

Davod

Tom R.

But what about the family?

henry

How about when the investigations are all complete?

What investigations are those? Where are agents raiding the homes of the perps at 3am and feeling up spouses while confiscating correspondence with the subject's lawyers?

These things leave a trace in real life (which is important since this is not a movie).

Tom R

so it's better that he's being prosecuted now, while Podesta skates free?

It only takes watching a couple of Law and Order episodes to learn the small fish get arrested first and then pressured to testify against the big fish in exchange for a lesser sentence. No one here has one iota of a clue what is going on behind the scenes so how do you know whose speculation is closest to being accurate?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

President Trump will play golf in Scotland when he visits the UK.

This tweet has a photo I bet was taken when he opened the Trump course in Scotland. WHAT a photo! LOL! (At link in this tweet.)

Rare #tbt don’t steal pic.twitter.com/dwxe2tM0JD

— Jack Posobiec🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 5, 2018
GUS

The rule of law cannot be restored until the ENTIRE 7th floor of the FBI is swept clean.
The rule of law cannot be restored until the PRESIDENT has his or her appointment to THE DOJ in place and in command and control of the underlings.
This whole MUELLER thing is a farce. We are NEVER going to see justice served vis a vis RODHAM and her CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY. Comey and his clowns saw to that. Also we NOW KNOW that THE RAPIST and LYNCH coordinated the meet up at PHX. Who would be stupid enough to believe they met up less than a week before RODHAM was given a pass, and they arranged this MEETING in PHOENIX to chat about GRANDCHILDREN on an EXECUTIVE jet.

Seriously. When will Lynch be held accountable.

Kevlar Kid

re WYO beauty---

i traveled home to the SFO Bay area from South Bend offering a "drive away" service to ND professors.

they'd pay gas and food for me to drive their cars to the Bay Area so they could temporary relocate for sabbaticals.

the drive home on Interstate 80 through WYO then into Utah-Nevada-Califas, and our open-ended ETA, let us divert further north into WYO.

Paw was born in Powell. So we'd head up to P, hit Cody to buy some local "agriculture and resupply, loop further west into Yellerstone for the newbies aboard who'd never seen it, and drop down thru Idieho to Salt Lake. We did most of the driving Merry Prankster style. Sleepin bags at rest stops when so moved.

Drivin straight from South Bend IN to SFO was a 38 hour proposition (did that freshman year). The next two years detouring to Powell and beyond added 5 days to the trip. What the hell. Live a little.

Montana was the scene of our little family getaways to places like Tensleep. South Dakota was on our route home... Badlands and Spearfish. Gather medicine. Sweats.

That was 73-78. i dint make it back to the region until the 90s and 00s with trips to Bear Butte, Rosebud rez (SD), and various ceremonies throughout (n.Cheyenne, Lakotas, Nakotas, and Shoshone).

a tune that capped the era: Big Sky Country

Halleluia... just like forever and ever is wide....be kissin time goodbye....meeting our Maker in Big Sky country...

yes.

narciso

Snowmen or whoever was fronting for, dumped the whole puzzlepalace toolkit, four years later dean Warner let it happen again.

GUS

I think some of you are starting to get the picture.

Kevlar Kid

Chairman Amy will get the nod. Puttin my ten coin on it.

GO IRISH!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I did my geology field camp for IU near Bozeman. Beautiful country.

narciso

Yes I intended the,animal house reference, now they still don't explain how Schulte extol got to assuanges hands in Quito, or wherever his server is.

Tom R

What investigations are those?

Ongoing DOJ investigations we know for certain are in progress"
1) Horowitz/Huber IG investigation
2) Clinton Foundation investigation
3) Uranium One investigation

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald Trump Jr.
‏Verified account @DonaldJTrumpJr
6m6 minutes ago

On your marks, get set.... how long till the liberal media and snowflakes start taking shots at the great Bill Shine? Competent, hard working and a believer in making America great again!

henry

Ongoing DOJ investigations we know for certain are in progress

these will be chock full of indictments just like the last one?

Eye Doctor

Ain't working, Tommy boy.

Eye Doctor

I don't see any real investigations going on at all, Tommy boy

GUS

How did that investigation into RODHAM go??

Had her DEAD to RITES and let her go.
DESTROYED over 30,000 e-mails under subpoena.
Had hers and her staffs cell phones smashed with hammers. WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT??
Wiped her private server clean WITH ACID.....like with a cloth.
Has exoneration letter written by FBI before being interviewed.
Was not under oath.
was not recorded.
Had immunity given to her staff. IN EXCHANGE FOR WHAT???

Btw. HOW LONG isn't only a Chinaman, How Long is a question vis a vis these INVESTIGATIONS.
Nearly 2 years since election, when will we have JUSTICE.......???

GUS

What if MANAFORT had done what RODHAM has done????

Kevlar Kid

woke up this morning after a bleary-eyed night of watching the last remaining episodes of season 3 "Animal Kingdom" (Mrs. Kid is way into Ellen Barkin) followed by a deeper dive into the Ken Burns "Vietnam" meets Howard Zinn documentary.

i'm watering the white sage etc. the smoke from the Clear Lake fires has somewhat abated. the air here is returning, albeit slowly, to the familiar watery scent of a running stream.

whatevs. what matters is a resting point seems to have emerged.

OL yammered something about me being on a high horse and all-Zen whatever.

(this resting point isn't Zen. Injunz don't do Zen. it leads to suicidal nothingness among pathetic westerners.)

well, so be it. i can't control what he thinks. but i can control what i think:

the outcomes that are going to be rolling out over the next 4-8 years will be what they are going to be.

who knows?

and what i really care about is living free from anger instigated by people who are not paying rent to live in my head.

i will follow it to the best of my abilities and time. but the decision to be pissed off and wedded to some position?

our government lies to us. our press has been corrupted hopelessly to the point we have to spend hours parsing "journalistic" chaff to figure out what to believe.

bottom line: our free will is being stomped. signal to me to use mine to the fullest. Zen?
nerp.

Sobriety.

Kevlar Kid

GO HOOSIERS!

Tom R

It helps to be informed. From Trump's former lawyer:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/19/manafort-in-solitary-confinement-to-avoid-attack-by-someone-intent-on-street-cred-trump-ex-lawyer-says.html

Paul is in solitary confinement for his own safety from the general prison population," Dowd said. "The warden is concerned that someone would violently attack Paul just for street cred.

"They make all prisoners return to their cells whenever Paul needs to leave his cell," Dowd, who said he is a friend of Manafort's attorney, told Fox News.

GUS

Was RODHAM's house raided by ARMED FBI AGENTS at 4am?? Was she FRISKED in the CHAIRMAN MAO NIGHTY????
30 THOUSAND COUNTS of OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE.

Eye Doctor

Tom R

What is it that you think Awan is going to give up?

Eye Doctor

Let me ask it a different way.

What is it that you think the Easter Bunny is going to expose?

jimmyk on iPhone

Why is Manafort even in prison to begin with? The fact that he’s endangered there would be reason to have him out on bail, or maybe house arrest. Not put somewhere where he needs extra protection by getting put in solitary confinement.

Captain Hate

I never said Manafort wasn't in solitary confinement for his protection. My point is what sort of crooked judge puts someone indicted for a non violent crime in a general prison setting full of thugs?

Are you completely bereft of human compassion on this? I'm not trying to be offensive to someone who has self described as a Christian but I think you've lost your ethical moorings on this.

Eye Doctor

Tom R

Why do you think Louie Gohmert is being spied on and Jim Jordan is being smeared.

Tom R

Why is Manafort even in prison to begin with?

He was caught witness tampering so the judge revoked his bail.

GUS

Jimmyk, you need to "inform yourself". You see some lawyer who once worked for TRUMP is telling TOMMY that Manafort is being PROTECTED from dangerous animals in jail. And TOMMY snarks that YOU NEED TO INFORM YOURSELF. You see TOMMY is informed. He read an article that quotes someone that doesn't have a thing to do with the case.
Meanwhile MANAFORTS OWN ATTORNEY filed a motion NOT TO BE IN SOLITARY.

Eye Doctor

Have you noticed that no one is attacking Gowdy?

GUS

I was just "informed" that DOWD is a "FRIEND" of Manaforts attorney!!!

Tom R

My point is what sort of crooked judge puts someone indicted for a non violent crime in a general prison setting full of thugs?

Where is the proper place to put someone indicted for a white collar crime who violate the terms of their bail? Aside from prison what other choices did the judge have?


Beasts of England

JOM is truly the greatest place on the web. Thank you, Tom Maguire. 👊

Eye Doctor

Tom R

Have you seen a lot of "proper" going on?

Tom R

I think Gus is having a hard time coming to grips that I was correct about why Manafort is in solitary confinement.

Kevlar Kid

MM:

Small favor? Whenever you'd find time is cool...

apparently i failed to bookmark the link you posted re the $380 million cash being circulated among various charity "relocation" programs serving border fugitives.

is that something you might repost?

working on a theory that the CoC and others are moved more to establish indentured servitude systems than "cheap labor" concerns, where border fugitives can start low and "work their way up."

the whole "dreamers" canard.

Thanks for whatever magic you might be able to work.

Kev

Eye Doctor

Tommy boy

Do you see the Clinton Foundation being raided?

Captain Hate

Where is the proper place to put someone indicted for a white collar crime who violate the terms of their bail? Aside from prison what other choices did the judge have?

I don't know. The coverage of this has been borderline nonexistent particularly by the pseudo conservative media. I'm getting most of my info from Mark Levin who knows a few things about how the law works and he thinks this is a travesty.

Eye Doctor

Do you see Podesta's or Sid Blumenthals records being seized?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Kev,

I am just getting ready to run to the store for a few minutes. I will see if I can find that when I get back.

Eye Doctor

Tommy boy

Do you see any interest in finding out how Wiki-leaks obtained the docs?

Eye Doctor

Tommy boy

Have you ever brought slam dunk evidence of major crimes and corruption to the FBI, DoJ and the media?

Kevlar Kid

Who in the Justice Department signed off on the Manafort home invasion, writing the warrants, approving the tactics, resources allocated to the op etc?

Do we know?

Kevlar Kid

Thanks, MM.

Eye Doctor

Rosenstein

Old Lurker

Whoever said this up above and got James' response...

"Sessions is following the rule of law to the letter and apparently without anyone leaking what is going on behind the scenes."

Is making a YUGE assumption, supported by no evidence, that something, anything, is going on in front of or behind the scenes.

Extraneus

What if Manafort is in solitary confinement for his own protection?

That's exactly what was reported.

Btw, does anyone know what "solitary confinement" is like in a country club prison? My cousin did some time in one, maybe I'll ask him. Surely Manafort isn't locked in a 3x3' room in the dark.

Captain Hate

All kidding aside, this is a pretty young age for "natural causes" so maybe the Arkancide total should be bumped up:

https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/07/05/radio-tv-host-ed-schultz-dead-at-64/

Eye Doctor

Yeah, and no one leaked that on October 2nd 2003 Robert Mueller told Armitage not to tell anyone that "Plamegate" was a dog and pony show.

Captain Hate

Ext,

I think the point is he wasn't in a country club prison.

Old Lurker

And, whoever said this "Where is the proper place to put someone indicted for a white collar crime who violate the terms of their bail? Aside from prison what other choices did the judge have?"

...fails to grasp that the "original sin" might have been, was probably, in the imposition of those "terms of their bail" in the first place for the crime charged but unproven.

GUS

Not at all Tommy. You merely quoted a lawyer not connected the the case. Nice try. You tried to be rude and snarky, but that's ok.

Oh, BTW, I didn't say hello to you yesterday.
Thank you for your service, you deserve KUDO'S on Great Amerian holidays.

Another Bob

TomR, presuming the current status quo of no actual coup plotters being fired, indicted, hung from lampposts etc. continues, at what date do you give up the Pollyanna position?

Captain Hate

I can't believe we're yammering over the comforts of solitary confinement while ignoring that he hasn't been convicted of any crime.

Another Bob

We heard the same song and dance about Comey “taking one for the team” from RG until that became obviously untenable.

Eye Doctor

Tommy boy

Where is the immunity deals that the DoJ use to hand out like candy.

Did the Easter Bunny run out?

Old Lurker

Cap'n, I challenge the imposition of "conditions" for his bail beyond "put up the cash and don't skip the country before trial".

GUS

It's reported that Tommy will give up his silly positions when ATTORNEY DOWD who has no connection to the case tells him to.

Eye Doctor

Unless you're an Awan. Then You're free to skip the country.

Captain Hate

Yes, RG vamoosed before he could take his lumps for that hot steaming pile of Comey that he shoveled.

James D.

Aside from prison what other choices did the judge have?

How about, I don't know, throwing out the entire case since it's illegitimate to begin with?

Extraneus
Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia, has him now—his name's listed among upwards of 500 people they're holding.

His housing unit listed on the jail's website: "VIP." He was the only inmate at the jail with that housing unit description as of Saturday.

The legal reason he's there is listed as a vague "federal statute" offense, according to the jail's online list of inmates. Manafort is technically there for witness tampering; he awaits his two trials in July and September after a federal judge revoked his bail for allegedly committing a crime since his arrest. He will still be tried for the offense. He has maintained his innocence in the face of 25 criminal charges that range from obstruction of justice and conspiracy, to foreign lobbying registration violations and bank fraud.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/16/politics/paul-manafort-virginia-jail-life/index.html

(Click to enlarge.)

Tom R

TomR, presuming the current status quo of no actual coup plotters being fired, indicted, hung from lampposts etc. continues, at what date do you give up the Pollyanna position?,

When Sessions announces the end of the 3 major investigations I listed earlier and there are no indictments. Until that date and knowing that 3 major investigations are in progress, what will it take to get some folks here to stop whining and complaining that nothing is being done to bring the Obama officials suspected of corruption to justice?

Captain Hate

I do too, OL. I know Reichmaster Mueller would prefer that the whore judge summarily pronounce Manafort guilty without one of those messy trials by jury, but he does have a right to present his side of the story.

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