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April 19, 2019

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MissMarple2

Extraneus,

That is how the lefty nutcases work. The challenger is probably backed by someone like that billionaire Tom Steyer, as well as the left wing students with the IQ's of AOC.

Barr is going to have to start indicting people and trying them. With stiff sentences as punishment, too.

Tom R

https://twitter.com/epochtimes/status/1119249296480772099?s=21

There is about to be a nationwide shortage of popcorn.

Beasts of England

Thanks for that link, Extraneus. As I said last night, the chances of impeachment are higher than ever. It's really all they have left.

Tom R

The editor of the Epoch Times on Spygate.

https://twitter.com/jasperfakkert/status/1119235017899683840?s=21

D

Hoyer changing his mind is so typical Dem.
No principles, no conscience, no moral core,
no ability to step down when their ability to do the job is long gone.
I hope the primary challenger beats him.
It is officially too old to be the handmaiden of Pelosi.

D

It should be Hoyer.

D

Jasper Fakkert sounds like a phony name.

Rocco

Why didn't you interview Seymour Hersh?

Beasts of England

The Justice Democrats really are the Chinese political officers on the battlefield ready to shoot deserters. Sucks to be a old school dem at the moment, huh? :)

MissMarple2

Beasts,

I like a big slice of a just-picked Hoosier Beefsteak tomato on toast with salt and pepper and mayonnaise. That's just how us Hoosier farm gals roll!

Buckeye

If I'm eating sliced tomato between toast, there better be bacon, lettuce and Duke's to go with it:)

Beasts of England

Alrighty then, I'll do the toast thing next time around!! Of course that may be in about fifteen minutes if I keep talking about it... lol

Porchlight

Another great combo:

Toasted bagel (any not-sweet kind)
Cream cheese
Sliced tomatoes (I like sliced cherry tomatoes)
Salt and generous pepper

Don't skip the s&p.

MissMarple2

https://thedcpatriot.com/breaking-america-first-media-names-public-officials-at-hospital-the-morning-of-seth-rich-shooting/

Donna Brazile and the mayor of DC.

Rocco

On page 48, Mueller discounts that Seth Rich was the source of the stolen DNC emails. And Assange always claimed to have proof that it wasn't the Russians as our intelligence community assessed. So why didn't Mueller interview Hersh?

Jane

Hmmmm, who told them?

Jim Eagle

We are under Tornado watch. Huge system stretching fro gulf to the Maritimes. Up until 4 pm. Jacksonville and southern GA getting pounde. Gale force winds.

jimmyk

Ext earlier this morning:
I was reading about the Japanese WWII holdouts who were found living in caves years later, never realizing that the war was over and they lost.

Did you post this with Rachel Maddow in mind?

Another Bob

“nice evasion”

I never asked you a question TomR, so you can put your "victim of discourtesy" mantle away for a while.

If you don't believe that Mueller leaving Weissman's "obstruction" breadcrumbs in the report benefits the progs in their continued attacks, I just have to shake my head and walk away.

Tom R

Add Mifsud as a candidate for one of the 12 redacted criminal referrals.

https://amp.dailycaller.com/2019/04/19/joseph-mifsud-papadopoulos-mueller?__twitter_impression=true

Threadkiller

Wouldn't Mifsud have been a person of interest if Sessions' DOJ simply investigatived what Papadopoulos said from the very beginning?

Neo

WaPo: Trump uses profanity to complain about the Mueller report

No Shit

Threadkiller

IOW, anyone, including Mueller, couldn't ignore those facts.

Marlene

We are also under a tornado watch. Jane,be alert,you will probably be included as the cold front moves this way.

Dave (in MA)
JiB: "I've never tried a tomato sandwich on toasted bread, JohnH. I always use sea and garlic salts on the tomatoes, though! :)"

The name's kind of redundant. I mean, if it's "Jane's", you know it has to be krazy, right? ;^)

Extraneus

Did you post this with Rachel Maddow in mind?

No comment. :-)

Sandy Daze

With the topic of this thread,

Happy Easter weekend everyone.

Mass last night attended with 13 Altar boys, two Deacons, and our Priest. SRO. Not a bad turnout, I think, in a small rural community, a county of only +/- 40K or so.

When folks here in 49242 find out you are new to the area, one of the first three questions asked will inevitably be some version of:

"What Church do you go to? Do you have a Church yet? Would you like to come to my Church?"

Very strong Christian community here, very strong.

We've got a good Bishop in Bishop Boyea.
https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/office-bishop/biography-bishop-boyea

We have a good Church, and now as I look, a new website too:
http://stanthonyhillsdale.com/

Up on the hill, the largest such chapel built in America in at least 50 years in nearing finish:
https://youtu.be/8KW03xu3BGM
The outside has been completed since this video, inside the plastering is complete, painting has begun. The limestone columns inside are 70 feet tall and at least (I think) about three feet in diameter. Will seat ~1500. Regrettably, will not be ready for this year's graduation. Justice Clarence Thomas is coming for dedication in the Autumn.

~~

To the Jewish half of our Judeo-Christian community, Clarice (and anyone else for whom the bell tolls), Happy Passover to you, your families and friends! (Is that the correct greeting?)

God Bless us one and all.

Take good care, Sandy

Extraneus

French ambassador blasts ‘big mouth’ Trump, says he reads 'basically nothing'

Outgoing French ambassador Gerard Araud tore into President Trump in a series of exit interviews, calling the U.S. president a “big mouth” who reads “basically nothing or nearly nothing” -- and even comparing him to the "uninformed" French King Louis XIV.

Araud, in an interview with Foreign Policy, made a stark contrast between the presidencies of Barack Obama and the current White House occupant.

“On one side, you had this ultimate bureaucrat, an introvert, basically a bit aloof, a restrained president. A bit arrogant also but basically somebody who every night was going to bed with 60-page briefings and the next day they were sent back annotated by the president,” he said, referring to Obama.

“And suddenly you have this president who is an extrovert, really a big mouth, who reads basically nothing or nearly nothing, with the interagency process totally broken and decisions taken from the hip basically.”

Extraneus
"He once criticized the French president [Emmanuel Macron], and people called me from Paris to say, 'What should we do?' My answer was clear: 'Nothing.' Do nothing because he will always outbid you. Because he can’t accept appearing to lose. You have restraint on your side, and he has no restraint on his side, so you lose. It is escalation dominance.”

In another interview with The Guardian, Araud compared Trump to the French King Louis XIV, who reigned in France in the 17th and 18th centuries.

“It’s like [trying] to analyse the court of Louis XIV,” Araud said. “You have an old king, a bit whimsical, unpredictable, uninformed, but he wants to be the one deciding.”

henry

ultimate bureaucrat

insult of the millennium.

Captain Hate

Fuck off, Gerard.

Sammy Small

I hope that all of the optimism about Trump in 2020 pans out. At that point, I don't see any good reason to hold back on a Special Prosecutor to turn loose on Spygate, this time using MAGA attorneys. Twelve current referrals is not going to cut it.

Tom R

AB @ 12:49

I apologize for saying you asked me a question. What you actually did was respond to me directly with a counterpoint. I responded with my own counterpoint which you then promptly evaded.

You and your fellow pessimists can predict doom and gloom about impeachment threats and faux obstruction of justice allegations from the Democrats and MSM as much as you like. It’s obvious your mind is made up and it doesn’t bother me at all that we disagree. I am going to enjoy watching the Democrats and MSM continue to make fools of themselves over the issue.

Tom R

TK @ 12:54

If the Obama criminal cabal used Mifsud as part of their scheme to spy on the Trump campaign, then that means his actions fall under the scope of Horowitz’ investigation and not Mueller’s which explains why Mueller resorted to a criminal referral of Mifsud.

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

I will second your comment to Gerard.

henry

TSA scanners (the hardware) are raysiss:

The futuristic full-body scanners that have become standard at airports across the United States are prone to false alarms for hairstyles popular among women of color.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/tsa-full-body-scanners-may-be-discriminating-against-black-women/

henry

Mueller resorted to a criminal referral of Mifsud

is this known? or a guess on redacted bits?

MissMarple2

Now, for a more detailed response to the French Ambassador (thankfully departing):

How often did you meet the President? How often did you discuss anything with hi? How do you KNOW he doesn't read anything? How did you know Obama went to bed with briefing papers? How have you formed this opinion? Gossip?

Jane

I am not in the mood for a tornado!

and yes Dave, it's completely redundant. Should I sue?

Threadkiller

which explains why I assume that Mueller possibly resorted to a yet unonown criminal referral of Mifsud.

FIFY

jimmyk

If you don't believe that Mueller leaving Weissman's "obstruction" breadcrumbs in the report benefits the progs in their continued attacks, I just have to shake my head and walk away.

Yes, I don't see how to interpret this any other way:

With respect to whether the President can be found to have obstructed justice by exercising his powers under Article II of the Constitution, we concluded that Congress has the authority to prohibit a President's corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice.

How is that anything other than giving the House the green light to impeach? He's saying, essentially, yes, here's how Trump obstructed justice, but it's not for me to indict him. The House has to impeach him.

And to preempt Tom R's response, no, that's not good for Trump and it's not good for the country. It's not a poison pill for the Dems to make fools of themselves, it's red meat for D voters.

Threadkiller

...unknown...

Tom R

It must have been painful for The NY Times to publish this oped.

https://twitter.com/thechrisbuskirk/status/1119063501744377856?s=21

Tom R

Henry @ 1:26

Read the article from my 12:51. I clearly said Mifsud was a candidate for being one of the twelve referrals.

Threadkiller

...his actions fall under the scope of Horowitz’ investigation and not Mueller’s which explains why Mueller resorted to a criminal referral of Mifsud.

IOW, anyone, including Mueller, couldn't ignore those facts.

henry

Thanks Tom R, "predicted" indictment.

jimmyk

And this from law professor Josh Blackmon:

Mueller could have avoided the entire second volume of his report—which spends 182 pages summarizing his obstruction of justice investigation—if he had simply concluded that the obstruction statute does not apply to the president. There is no reason to detail whether the president violated a federal law, if the federal law does not apply to the president.

Further evidence of Mueller's malice toward Trump.

And Dershowitz agrees:


Most surprising is the failure of the report to come to a definitive conclusion as to whether the president obstructed justice. Special counsels are supposed to decide, not make debating points for each side.

What’s here that will matter the most for the remainder of the Trump presidency? The dissenting arguments that Trump did obstruct justice. The Democrats will use that in much the same way the Republicans used Comey’s statement that Hillary Clinton had been extremely careless in her handling of the email server.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/04/19/mueller-report-analysis-legal-experts-226662

MissMarple2

https://thefederalist.com/2019/04/19/wokesters-go-democrat-cartoonist-objecting-abortion/#.XLm_20lYvvA.twitter

Headline: Wokesters Go After Democrat Cartoonist For Objecting To Abortion

Extraneus

Charlize Theron: My Child was a Boy ‘Until She Looked At Me When She was Three and Said ‘I Am Not a Boy!’

Narciso79

Araud baught the banana in the tail pipe that is the Iran deal, among other people still stuck in a moebius loop the new Palestinian PM.

Beasts of England

'How is that anything other than giving the House the green light to impeach? He's saying, essentially, yes, here's how Trump obstructed justice, but it's not for me to indict him. The House has to impeach him.'

Indeed.

lyle

Link at Insty:

Brain Stimulation Gives New Hope For Treating Psychiatric Disorders

I didn’t click to see if this was a Babylon Bee satire piece on TDS progtards and whether the treatment works on the brainless...

henry

lyle, that is where reanimating pig brains comes in...

Beasts of England

'You and your fellow pessimists can predict doom and gloom about impeachment threats...

Are you saying impeachment is off the table? If not, would you care to assign a probability?

James D.

MM, that cartoonist is a moron, or at best has no sense st all of self preservation:

“My wife Taylor and I have private beliefs as they pertain to our Christian faith. We also believe separation of church and state is crucial to our nation flourishing. Our votes go toward the Democratic Party. Additionally we are troubled by what the Republican Party has become and do not want to be associated with it,”

If he’d rather identify wit and vote with the people who will gladly trash his career because Orange Man Bad, I really have no sympathy at all for him.

Tom R

TK @ 1:39

I have no idea what point you are trying to make.

IANAL so maybe Clarice could chime in and explain to you why the rule of law required Mueller to turn over evidence of FISA abuse criminal activity that was outside the scope of his SC appointment to the Horowitz investigation that was already actively investigating the FISA abuse crime.

Narciso79

He didnt realize he was already a unperson because thought crime,

Extraneus

Mark Penn:

Mueller's done, and Dems should be too — because Trump is no Nixon

Narciso79

Although you have to think derailing this is a real point of this exercise:

https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/04/new-palestinian-authority-pm-trump-peace-plan-will-be-born-dead/

henry


Brian Schwartz
@schwartzbCNBC

Scoop: Biden has hired over a dozen senior advisors from the Obama administration for his 2020 campaign. Many of them worked for team Clinton in ‘16 while others were key players in the 2018 congressional midterm elections.

Tom R

Beasts @ 1:51

Impeachment threats to placate the brainwashed Progressive/SJWs who were stupid enough to believe all the Democrat’s lies is at 100%.

Pelosi and any Democrat with an IQ higher than Forrest Gump knows full well if the Democrats in the House actually vote to impeach Trump it will almost certainly be political suicide in 2020. Pelosi may be an evil bitch but she isn’t stupid. I’ll go with less than 5% probability the Democrats actually impeach Trump.

If the Democrats actually impeach Trump the probability of getting a conviction in the Senate is well below 1%.

henry

Biden hired Hillary's 2016 team? Whew, Wisconsin girls are safe. Team Biden doesn't know how to get here.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/joe-digenova-with-full-mueller-report-out-time-to-go-after-the-real-conspirators

Good article. One thing I didn't know: former Senator Bob Kerry, a democrat, thinks his party has gone too far and that people need to apologize.

clarice

The sit and shiver error was AP''s--the NYT goofed on body og Christ.
Just for the record.

Narciso79

That's not a scoop that's what you put in the scoop. Yes lin Miranda's pop is the head of said team.

Threadkiller

IANAL so maybe Clarice could chime in and explain to you why the rule of law required Mueller to turn over evidence of FISA abuse criminal activity that was outside the scope of his SC appointment to the Horowitz investigation that was already actively investigating the FISA abuse crime.

That would be great! Now we need to figure out who can explain to you that Horowitz would have discovered this without Mueller.

jimmyk

Why was the fraud on the court that launched the whole investigation “outside the scope of the SC appointment,” yet Manafort’s taxes were not? No one has ever explained that to my satisfaction. I think Mueller just wasn’t interested because it made the FBI and Hillary look bad.

Jane

My only response is to laugh at democrats, all of them for being such stupid fools. I'm not worried. The more they try and play the obstruction card, the harder I laugh.

Marlene, are you okay? Has it passed?

Tom R

Jeff Carlson recommended this Twitter thread concerning Papadoplous, Downer and Mifsud. He makes some interesting observations about Papadopoulus’ role in Spygate.

https://twitter.com/seekerotl/status/1119264696966815744?s=21

jimmyk

Jane, you are not the intended audience for the obstruction charge.

MissMarple2

So, we now have 2 sane democrats on record: former Senator Bob Kerry and pollster Mark Penn.

Maybe a few others will speak out.

Beasts of England

Thanks for the values, Tom R. I agree with you on the Senate number, but I'd put the House value at 70%. My toast is almost ready, so I'll you why I think it's that high after lunch...

Jane

"Jane, you are not the intended audience for the obstruction charge. "

Well the intended audience has 2 choices: Dig in and go for it, or stop looking like a fool and walk away.

I'm not that worried.

henry

Well the intended audience has 2 choices

Choice 3, pull a Mueller and drag it out for 16 more months.

They are one election away from turning us into Venezuela, and they can taste it.

MissMarple2

This site has pointed out a little-noticed piece of information, which none of the press or media has picked up.

https://explainlife.com/mueller-humiliates-cnn-and-msnbc-says-russia-interference-predated-trump-14026/

fdcol63 🇺🇸

Pessimist ..... yeah, I still think Mueller is a Deep State Black Hat.

I'm almost at the point where, even though I like and support Trump, if he IS playing some sort of 4D chess just to win in 2020, I'm starting to question whether that victory is going to be worth it?

Will that victory in 2020 allow him to do enough GOOD in terms of rolling back the Deep State compared to the growing partisan rift that's occurring in the country?

Granted, the Left is bat shit crazy and mentally deranged. But I'm starting to wonder whether or not all this 4D stuff, while some may argue that it's merely EXPOSING the crazies and their evil, is really exacerbating it unnecessarily?

Things like Mueller rewriting the doctrine of "presumption of innocence" by claiming his investigation couldn't "exonerate" Trump - WHEN THAT WASN'T HIS FRIGGING JOB - has only served to feed the Dems' belief that they can continue this witch hunt and coup attempt ..... keeping the country and their base embroiled in this issue, dividing the country, keeping the Dems in an even more obstructionist mode that prevents Trump from doing much legislatively and policy-wise between now and 2020, etc.

It was bad enough losing the House in 2018 partly because of this hoax. Do we really think the GOPe, EVEN IF THEY TAKE BACK THE HOUSE IN 2020, are going to ease up and support Trump enough to overcome the Dems' resistance and allow major pieces of Trump agenda to be accomplished?

I remain on the Ledge, Debbie Downer that I may be.

Tom R

RG has won over Don Surber in regards to Sessions. You gotta keep drilling down to all the replies.

https://twitter.com/rattlergator/status/1119273460457463809?s=21

Based on what we know now from the Mueller report, does everyone now agree that Sessions was legally required to recuse himself?

Porchlight

Do we really think the GOPe, EVEN IF THEY TAKE BACK THE HOUSE IN 2020, are going to ease up and support Trump enough to overcome the Dems' resistance and allow major pieces of Trump agenda to be accomplished?

Idk but how is Trump winning not "worth it" when the alternative is a Dem? Not exactly sure what you're asking here.

D

Jimmyk:
I was thinking the same thing.
According to the report, Rosenstein gave the go ahead on Manafort for tax crimes a decade earlier but never raised a whisper about Hillary’s abuses.
Also agree didn’t want to refer anything Hillary related or Dem affiliated.
Goes back to Uranium One.
I like the intersectionality of Comey and Mueller in all these investigations.
It is not by accident that Comey comes off Scott free in this report.

henry

That doesn't get Sessions off the hook. He should have known that before swearing in, and given Trump a chance for a clean AG day 1. Personal ego over country, great job there Jeff.

Porchlight

I don't know if it was ego. Sessions doesn't seem like an ego guy. I think he just didn't see the threat.

Beasts of England

Tom R - I think an impeachment is a net positive for the Dems. If they do it before the (hoped for) referrals / indictments then those can be dismissed as political revenge. If they do it after the (hoped for) referrals / indictments then they can wipe same off the front page, and the media will do their part.

Voting to impeach could also harm Trump's reelection campaign, as the swing voters would never in the next eighteen months hear Trump's name without 'impeached President' preceding it.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

Porch, maybe the right question is: What is Trump going to be able to do IF he wins in 2020?

If the GOP wins back the House, and hopefully retains a majority in the Senate?

The GOP didn't do much when they controlled all 3 before.

What makes us think it's going to be better?

I grant that Dem control is worse. But IMO, the GOP lost whatever claim it had on really being "better".

Porchlight

Porch, maybe the right question is: What is Trump going to be able to do IF he wins in 2020?

Okay. I guess my answer would be that nobody knows how successful he's going to be, but for the moment I'm focused on winning which is better than losing.

Sufficient unto the day...

Tom R

Do we really think the GOPe, EVEN IF THEY TAKE BACK THE HOUSE IN 2020, are going to ease up and support Trump enough to overcome the Dems' resistance and allow major pieces of Trump agenda to be accomplished?

Since your question specifically referred to the GOPe taking back the House, the answer is they are unlikely to support the MAGA agenda. Fortunately Paul Ryan and a lot of RINOs are no longer in the House.

If the GOP takes back the House in 2020 thanks to an influx of pro-MAGA conservatives riding Trump’s coattails to victory, then the outlook changes a lot.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

Especially when the GOP puts people like John Roberts that we THINK is a solid conservative on the USSC who then wind up being Souters.

Porchlight

and fdcol, I will admit all day long that the GOP is a huge disappointment on a regular basis (and that's an understatement) but yes, they're still better than the Dem insanity.

D

No I don’t believe that Sessions was legally required to step down from the Russia hoax investigation.
He was tricked by the Dems on a stupid faux investigation on himself when he knew he did nothing wrong talking to Sislyak.
He succumbed to their demands and showed weakness.
It paralyzed him for the duration of his stint as Attorney General.
After his just barely confirmed vote by the Senate , the DEMs figured out another way to take him out.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

"If the GOP takes back the House in 2020 thanks to an influx of pro-MAGA conservatives riding Trump’s coattails to victory, then the outlook changes a lot."

I sure hope that happens.

clarice

jimmyk, maybe because that was Horowitz' investigation

Jim Eagle

I can just hear the reporter: "Body of Christ"..."What a quaint way to refer to a statue. Must be a French colloquialism."

Still catching up, but MM, someone should have told her that we have a city in Texas named after the Body of Christ:)

Gentlejim

How did you know Obama went to bed with briefing papers?
Maybe 404 used Gerard’s back as a desk to annotate the briefings. IYTWIMAIKTYD. :)

I’m off to Grand Rapids for a concert. Later taters.

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/mueller-report-is-another-embarrassment-for-james-comey-and-andrew-mccabe

This is written by a guy who is a 25-year veteran of the FBI, now a law enforcement professor and CNN analyst, and no fan of Trump.

He is furious at Comey and McCabe, and makes some good points.

Beasts of England

Tomato sammich on toast was pretty sporty...

D

TomR:
Too much danger is inherent in impeachment.
We need those indictments and then jail sentences handed out right away.
I can’t for the life of me understand what is taking so long.
The longer we wait, the stronger the Dems memes grow and we are again on defense.
We need offense started right away and blow them out of the water.
Let them argue presumption of innocence while we cut their hearts out.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

Sometimes, I think we should just go ahead and get the next Civil War over with and clean house.

This whole charade of the Mueller investigation, while Hillary's and the Dems crimes go uninvestigated, shows we're still trying to effect change peacefully using a system that's been so corrupted and tainted that I think it's impossible.

sbwaters

I think an impeachment is a net positive for the Dems.

Can't see that at all. More likely it would be the end of the Democratic Party.

Jane

Boy I have such a different perspective. Imagine how dumb you would feel if all of a sudden you had irrefutable evidence that Trump was in Putin's pocket. Would you sit back and say "no big deal I still love him?"

I wouldn't.

So you are a democrat, not much of a news watcher, but have been sure for 3 years Trump was in Putin's pocket, and now all your friends are laughing at you. Are you going to keep watching CNN and MSNBC? Are you going to question all the people you relied on for news, or just say - hey it was only 3 years, who cares?

Regular democrats have been humiliated and the left cannot win without them.

D

Fdcol63:
I agree with what you are saying.
The gross injustice has bothered me from the beginning.
I don’t think any of this is some ploy to win in 2020.
President Trump’s accomplishments will ensure his re-election.

Beasts of England

It could certainly backfire, sbw. I just think it's a significantly lower probability than the upside.

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