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May 11, 2020

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Jane

IMO, Sullivan is making a fool of himself. You can’t have a case without a prosecutor.

Melinda

Memorandum on the Delegation of Functions and Authorities under Section 1260J of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/memorandum-delegation-functions-authorities-section-1260j-national-defense-authorization-act-fiscal-year-2020/

[Looks like he's going to release the Wilburine....]

Melinda

Looks more like a Honey Trap, Jane.

Jenna Ellis
@JennaEllisEsq
There is no legitimate legal reason for this.

Sean Langille @SeanLangille
#BREAKING: The federal judge in the Michael Flynn case has postponed any immediate resolution of the defendant’s criminal case, allowing outside groups and individuals to file “friend of the court” or amicus briefs.

https://twitter.com/JennaEllisEsq/status/1260339855374143489

Captain Hate

The Horde is saying Netflix's film on Big Mike is getting roundly panned. Rush said he wants to see it now.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

As the Constitution defines it;

"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."

Since progs can't stick to that definition, maybe we can.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--As soon as Trump is re-elected we need to demand a 3rd term, since the first one was taken from him - assuming he wants it.--

That's not a bad idea. Want to limit stupid impeachments?
Amend the Constitution so that a president acquitted in the Senate of an impeachment by the House gets another term to make up for the wasted time.

Rocco

Thank you Ext.

Narciso

The fix is in, it appears, he stuck his head out the first time with the stevens case

Narciso

We actually have evidence of prietap conspiring to nap flynn on any chargen

Threadkiller

Rummaging through my collection of non-circulated Kabuki Kards, I came across a one of a kind “Both Sides Can File Amicus Briefs” Kard in mint condition.

The Judge really painted himself into a corner. This bit of theatre allows a “Friend of the Court” to dismiss the charges and hopefully that friend is someone like Shipwreckedcrew.

The side that signs their names onto the Free Flynn side of the courtroom has a much easier task than the side that is going to write a brief that condemns Flynn.

I can play my “DoJ did not release all the bad guys names” Kabuki Kard as well. Some of the crooks that want to show off their inner Patterico and tell off Barr by way of an Amicus in Sullivan’s court now have to consider if they are a future name waiting to drop.

I think what the Judge did her will pan out to be more clever than criminal.

Threadkiller

... did here...

Narciso

They had patsy murray on the tube , while i was at the barbers, what fresh hell.

Narciso


Oh

https://www.city-journal.org/wuhan-fuels-americas-fentanyl-epidemic

jimmyk

Since progs can't stick to that definition, maybe we can.

How about sedition?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Conrad Black: Democrats Charge Into a Political Cul-de-Sac

Jane

I’m pretty sure it’s fueled every addiction and created a lot more Narc. I’m completely fed up with the whole thing!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--How about sedition?--

Nope. As clarice has pointed out, requires force;


To conspire to overthrow or destroy by force the government of the United States or to level war against them;
To oppose by force the authority of the United States government; to prevent, hinder, or delay by force the execution of any law of the United States; or
To take, seize, or possess by force any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof.

James D.

Ig @ 7:14

I think the Iran deal was arguably treason under the legal definition.

Extraneus

This bit of theatre allows a “Friend of the Court” to dismiss the charges and hopefully that friend is someone like Shipwreckedcrew.

I'm looking forward to Sidney Powell's brief before we hear about any of this amicus curiae stuff. She has to attack the judge now.

lyle

Sullivan is asshoe.

henry

The FBI is an armed force which did 3am raids of Manafort and Stone en route to Trump. That they failed on the objective does not change the use of force in the attempt.

Narciso


A picture...


https://mobile.twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1260244098713255942

Threadkiller

It should be a stemwinder, Ext.

lyle

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/05/12/judge-emmet-g-sullivan-says-hell-allow-outside-parties-to-weigh-in-on-the-michael-flynn-case/

Zippy apparently has a new wingman, yes?

James D.

Open Dem support and funding of Antifa might qualify as sedition.

Narciso

Wuhan is a stop on the rail line from beijing to shanghai, which would be the nearest port.

JM Hanes

Ignatz:

"What I of course meant to say is you are far, far, FAR too bright, rather than judging the state of your stupidity to be inadequate."

Unless you dug the hole deeper in my absence, this may be one of my favorite posts of all time, from a favorite poster! Makes me laugh every time I read it. Not to worry, I was sufficiently stupid not to misinterpret your initial comment, or should I say I was not smart enough to find it insulting? :-)

Back to catching up, which will probably be interrupted by dinner.

clarice

J Sullivan has retained the right to refuse to consider any amicus brief. As to the Stevens case he was hoodwinked by the prosecution.
Treason? Sedition? Unless the govt can show something we haven't seen--that the cabal was working with a foreign govt or armed group to overthrow the president I don't see it.
When discussing a law it's a good idea to first look at the applicable law and treacherous behavior isn't criminal itself.

https://www.nysun.com/editorials/justice-breyer-wheels-on-house-counsel-in-trump/91128/ Looks like Congress isn't likely to see DJT's tax records.

lyle

https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/2020/05/coronavirus-may-be-about-kill-network-tv-daniel-greenfield/

Saturday Night Live will no doubt survive and head to Netflix. But network news, NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, would be in big trouble. They might survive as independent ventures. Or they might perish.

But on the down side, this will accelerate the consolidation of the entertainment industry and the news under Big Tech.

I’m torn.

Jane

Don’t forget: Sullivan called Flynn “a traitor”. Now it sounds like he was referring to a traitor to Obama.

Well we have a chance of a revolution - if we don’t blow it!

Narciso

Yes but he followed through with the schulte report which outlined the fraud there.

clarice

He quickly walked it back and did not call FLynn a traitor. As I recall it he was asking the prosecution if they were charging Flynn with treason.

Narciso


He went


https://mobile.twitter.com/baseballcrank/status/1260277923459805185?s=21

Extraneus

Sullivan has retained the right to refuse to consider any amicus brief.

lol

KevlarKid

"The answers to your two questions are Christian principles and God."

I've never, nor will i ever, trust a politician who leads with such a proclamation but lacks the juevos to stipulate those principles as "Christian" and his faith is in God.

Weak.


"Are you questioning Sessions integrity? "

I am questioning his gonadal fortitude under duress.

"The fact Sessions entire political career has been heavily influenced by his faith is one reason Progtards hate him so much. "

So his tack in a public letter about recusal Sessions parades his integrity of principle and faith but doesn't say which or in whom.

Seems like this progtard persecution has turned him into a spiritual eunuch at best and a weasel bitch at worst.

Be a mensch, Jeff, and mention the specific brand of snake tossing Baptists you subscribe to, and dare to say His Name.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

He was off his rocker and clearly implying Flynn could have been charged with treason.
After a recess where presumably his clerks took turns slapping the dumbass across the face he came back out and abjectly apologized for incorrectly claiming Flynn was lobbying for Turkey while NSA and for implying he had committed treason.
Let's not let him off the hook too easily.
It was disgraceful.

lyle

TuCa:

Dem $3T relief bill mentions “cannabis” 68 times.

Extraneus

As I recall it he was asking the prosecution if they were charging Flynn with treason.

He went beyond that.

“All along, you were an unregistered agent of a foreign country while serving as the national security advisor to the president of the United States,” Sullivan told Flynn, referring to the other case, for which Flynn was not charged.

“That undermines everything this flag over here stands for,” the judge said. “Arguably you sold your country out.”

Sullivan told Flynn that if he did not accept an offer to postpone his ongoing sentencing hearing, “I cannot assure you that if you proceed today, you will not receive a sentence of incarceration.”

“This is a very serious offense,” said Sullivan.

“A high ranking senior official of the government making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation while in the White House,” Sullivan said.

“Very serious crime,” Sullivan told the 60-year-old retired Army lieutenant general. “Can’t minimize that.”

“I’m not hiding my disgust, my disdain,” the judge said.

“Hypothetically could he have been charged with treason?” Sullivan asked prosecutor Brandon Van Grack.

Van Grack answered, “Because It’s such a serious question, I am hesitant from answering.”

Sullivan later said [after a recess when his aides explained to him what treason is]: “I wasn’t suggesting he was committing treason. I was just curious if he could have been charged. Lots of conspiracy theories out there. [especially on Rachel Maddow, which is what he was obviously watching the night before] Not taking any uncalled offenses into consideration. Was trying to consider benefit. I’m not suggesting treason. ”

Van Grack said, “The government has no reason to believe the defendant committed treason.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/18/judge-tells-michael-flynn-you-sold-your-country-out-at-hearing.html

Porchlight

Hey y'all!

Tomorrow I get to have lunch with JANET!

I'm so excited.

Extraneus

Tomorrow I get to have lunch with JANET!

Wow. Tell her I said hi!

lyle

Thanks, Ext.

lyle

Great news, Porch! Give her my best.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

View before Youtube pulls it;
ZH: Actor Kevin James Demolishes Lockdown Absurdity & 'COVID-Snitches' In Short Film

rse

Porch-

Tell her hello from me. I always remember the care packages she did for soldiers deployed in combat.

henry

@vickimckenna

Lockdown fallout: EMS Calls Show 54% Spike in Drug Overdoses, 80% Increase in Suicide Attempts » @GovEvers

https://twitter.com/vickimckenna/status/1260363725237817346?s=21

Narciso

Great news porch,

Rocco

Please give her my regards porch! I miss Janet.

Porchlight

I will definitely say hi from JOM. I think Janet lurks here, though, since she posts comments from time to time on FB.

Hi Janet! :)

Dave (in MA)

Ig,

Blart vs. Karen

Melinda

Deliver hugs from me, Porch!

Dave (in MA)

Tell Janet to get her butt back in here.

Melinda

lyle-

Nahncee's "Letter to Santa" includes stripping voter ID from 35 states that require it.

Now they Have to go all in for Vote-by-Mail.

Threadkiller

Tomorrow I get to have lunch with JANET!

Wonderful!! If you can, help her log back in. She can always post as “D”

;-)

Miss you, Janet.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

ZH;Seattle Cop Prepares To Be Fired After Refusing To Remove Viral Video Reminding Officers Not To Obey 'Tyrannical Orders'
"A GoFundMe has been established for Anderson which has already raised over $250,000 as of this writing, exceeding its original goal of $50,000."

lyle

I wish I could say I’m surprised, Mel. Sadly...

Buckeye

My barber is starting back up!

He was already booked full more than a week out, but a week from Saturday there will be white curls on the floor:)

Melinda

Techno Fog
@Techno_Fog
Flynn Update -

@SidneyPowell1 responds to the idea of allowing let outside briefing on the DOJ motion to dismiss.

"The proposed amicus brief has no place in this Court."

"No further delay should be tolerated or any further expense caused to him and his defense."

https://twitter.com/Techno_Fog/status/1260365744333893641
[Almost like a dance, now...]

MissMarple2

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8312779/Twitter-let-employees-work-home-forever.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

Twitter will let employees work from home "forever."

Melinda

Bait taken, rats in the trap. I do hope I see names like Laufer, Painter, and Wittes in the very near future.

Melinda

Schlichter has taken up The Mighty Fly Swatter of DC and is smoting his victim:

Kurt Schlichter
@KurtSchlichter
Not content to be a failed media magnate and a failed general, Cap'n Ahoy seeks to add failed lawyer to his formidable CV of failure.🚢🚢🚢🚢🚢🚢

Bill Kristol @BillKristol
Will Trump be upset when, at the end of June, Chief Justice Roberts, writing for a unanimous or near-unanimous Court including the two Trump appointees, finds in Mazars and Deutsche Bank that Trump’s financial records must be turned over to the congressional committees?

https://twitter.com/KurtSchlichter/status/1260367717476925441

JimNorCal

Just catching up.

henry:
At this point, what difference does another $3 trillion make?
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/12/coronavirus-updates-house-democrats-unveil-3-trillion-relief-bill.html

Actually, I see this one as a BFD.
This money will go, in part, to hiring an Army of Dem Goons to come to your house and order you around (Covid "trackers")

If the RINOs won't stand up and fight this, well, ... it will be par for the course. But still despicable.

Porchlight

I will definitely see if I can figure out how to lure Janet back to JOM "in person."

This virtual distancing thing just isn't working. :)

Narciso

Painter hes a figment of his own imagination, laufman has been cagier.

clarice

J Ginsburg writing for the court in a 9-0 decision in UNITED STATES v. SINENENG-SMITH on May 7 2020
Instead of adjudicating the case presented by the parties, however, the court named three amici and invited them to brief and argue issues framed by the panel, including a question never raised by Sineneng-Smith: Whether the statute is overbroad under the First Amendment. ....

The Nation’s adversarial adjudication system follows the principle of party presentation. Greenlaw v. United States, 554 U. S. 237, 243. “In both civil and criminal cases, . . . we rely on the parties to frame the issues for decision and assign to courts the role of neutral arbiter of matters the parties present.” Id., at 243

Rocco

Janet got mad at me one night for dissing Sessions and left shortly after. I hope that's not why she left. I've always considered her an angel for all she does for the unborn. Anyway, I hope all is well with her.

JimNorCal

lyle, 1:24: "Did I miss anyone?"

I know that SOMEONE voted for MaligNancy but I don't recall who. Probably they're on the list but under another name.

So, once the list is complete, then what?

Melinda

McTurtle has already dimissed this, and Nahncee's press sychophants have declared it an "opening gambit" for negotiations.

Unlike this: https://www.unedforum.org/publications/millennium/mill%20paper2.pdf

Dave (in MA)

Another Kevin James short, "I Miss Baseball"

Melinda

https://www.yahoo.com/news/in-court-filing-fbi-accidentally-reveals-name-of-saudi-official-suspected-of-directing-support-for-911-hijackers-224555851.html

lyle

I love Janet because she often quoted me.

How’s that for self-serving justification?

(I keed!)

MissMarple2

Porchlight,

I had success logging on using my Twitter account. She might get one and try logging in using ir. (She can just get an account; she doesn't have to post.)

henry

Jim,Sunnyvale. This is the Dem wish list rewarmed and given an injection of moar free money. An absolute disaster if a single term from it survives. Nahncee got a couple hundred billion last time. How much will Romney give her this time? Only two trillion of pure communism? What a deal! I am utterly disgusted that this bill even exists.

lyle

Is that your pool pick, Jim? I’m happy to collate it. 😉

lyle

BTW, I’d trade my pool pick for this cognomen: MaligNancy. Awesome.

Melinda

Read this.

https://twitter.com/niro60487270/status/1259961954006753280

Elliott

Please convey my best wishes to Janet, Porchlight.

Without changing my earlier entry, I am of a mind to add Lisa Monaco to the coterie of participation trophy recipients.

Jane

Tell Janet I miss her!

Sullivan should have recused himself a long time ago. Who is he trying to protect? I think we know!

Btw Tucker talked about the BS in the bill including lots for illegals and lobbyists. He said the country will be over for generations if it passes.

Meanwhile republicans appear to be fast asleep.

lyle

Please refresh your earlier pick, Elliot.

Narciso

Fahrfegnugen

https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/12/jimmy-fallon-thanked-cuomo-bashed-trump-during-coronavirus-relief-telethon-failing-new-york-city/

I think jarrah is another messenger but in nearly 20 years his name was hidden, does he show up in the prestancia logs.

Thomas Collins

It seems to me that the only possible justification for Judge Sullivan asking for amicus briefs is suspicion that the prosecutors are in cahoots with the defense or are making a political decision. There is no basis for any such suspicion.

Is anyone aware of a case in which a federal district judge appoints a special prosecutor because the judge is not satisfied with the DOJ's decision to drop a case? Judge Sullivan has not done that yet, but asking for amicus curiae briefs comes close to it.

Dave (in MA)
house-democrats-unveil-3-trillion-relief-bill
They're calling it "The Heroes Bill". What a bunch of shameless assholes.
Narciso

They dont do anything like that by accident

Narciso

But of course

https://mobile.twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1260306945208201218

Jane

TC,

I’m sure he has Adam Schiff in mind.

henry

Non Russian (and non govt) ride to space on track.

https://www.space.com/spacex-preparing-crew-1-dragon-mission-nasa.html

Narciso

The backstory to that earlier detail

https://cis.org/Bensman/Europes-MostWanted-Jihadist-Crossed-EU-Disguised-AsylumSeeker?&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=addtoany

JimNorCal

"SALT deduction reinserted, and backdated, in Nahncee's bill"

If RINOs don't stand up to fight carp like that, it .... well, it will be par for the course. But still despicable.

Narciso


Comes back to this:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.echo-pilot.com/zz/news/20191210/saudi-murders-revive-911s-unanswered-questions%3ftemplate=ampart

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Mirengoff on Sullivan.

Dave (in MA)

https://twitter.com/Amy_Siskind/status/1260231344036237313

Professional lesbian calls out Rand Paul M.D. for "playing a doctor on TV". https://twitter.com/Amy_Siskind/status/1260231344036237313

Narciso

Hes just doubling up on the stupid isnt he?

Another Bob

Sullivan is a co-conspirator.

Elliott

Hymn for a Sunday Tuesday Evening

Judge...Judge...Sull...Sull...
Judge Sullivan! Judge Sullivan!
We're going to brief Judge Sullivan!
How could courtrooms in DC
run without their amici?
We'll be typing late
to aid our magistrate
Judge Suuuuuulllllivan!

MissMarple2

Carlos Osweda thread which gave me confidence about the next few weeks:

https://twitter.com/COsweda/status/1260351922055208960

Formatted thread if you don't want to wade through replies:

https://threader.app/thread/1260342508422217729

henry

Thread:


Scott Bauer
@sbauerAP
The polls are now closed in Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District race

It's a heavily conservative district that
@realDonaldTrump
carried by 20 points, but that the conservative Supreme Court candidate won by just 6 last month

Trump-backed
@TomTiffanyWI
faces
@TriciaforWI

https://mobile.twitter.com/sbauerAP/status/1260374273803407360?

Elliott

My official festival entry remains Amy Chua.

clarice

Janet! Porch! Love them both. Have fun.
Techno Fog
@Techno_Fog
Flynn Update -

@SidneyPowell1 responds to the idea of allowing let outside briefing on the DOJ motion to dismiss.

"The proposed amicus brief has no place in this Court."

"No further delay should be tolerated or any further expense caused to him and his defense."

https://twitter.com/Techno_Fog/status/1260365744333893641

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Out here in CA today is the day one Rep man and one Dem woman try to insinuate themselves into Katie Hill's open seat.

henry

More judges fiddling while Rome burns.

https://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Despite-no-decision-yet-Wis-Supreme-Court-moving-through-Safer-at-Home-case-faster-than-most-570417181.html

Narciso

Heh, ignatz,

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