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May 19, 2020

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D

Restaurants to open inside on Thursday in Ohio.
Outdoor dining available today at some places.

henry

Whitmer in talks with who? Her press secretary?

Threadkiller

Are we believing these people are that smart and tracking everything to this level of detail?

I think they think they are that smart. Especially after talking Sessions into jumping ship because he got tongue tied by Al Franken, of all people, they probably thought they were going to win the coup.

D

CH:
That racist episode was from “In Living Color”
Jim Carrey played the white guy.

MissMarple2

henry,

I fervently hope that she is chosen. Biden is goofy enough to do it and I think Michigan is so angry it would guarantee the state for President Trump.

By the way, she looks like "The Governor from the Wax Museum" in her photos.

Threadkiller

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/the-mueller-rosenstein-logan-act-11589843833

Behind a paywall so I am unsure if it is a heroes salute to RR.

D

If they thought their coup would succeed then they are dumber that Zi thought possible.
Best punishment- no more jobs in government or public life for any of these perps.
Expensive lawyer bills and public humiliation.
If a few go to jail, I will love that.
Even if it is on a technicality, because when they get out- they will always be known as an ex-con who can’t vote anymore.

Extraneus

USS Theodore Roosevelt returning to sea as China steps up coronavirus-era 'harassment' of US spy planes, ships

Since heading into port, China appears to have taken advantage of the situation and ramped up its harassment of the U.S. military and its regional allies amid the global pandemic.

With the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier moored on the Pacific island of Guam, Chinese forces have “continued risky and escalatory behavior,” according to a senior Pentagon official.

Since mid-March, about the same time the U.S. aircraft carrier pulled into Guam, Chinese fighter jets have harassed U.S. reconnaissance aircraft “at least nine times” in the South China Sea, according to Reed B. Werner, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Southeast Asia, in an interview with Fox News.

The provocative behavior has not been limited to the skies.

Werner also cited “harassment” of the Japan-based guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin last month near a Chinese aircraft carrier strike group that was patrolling through the South China Sea. A Chinese escort ship maneuvered in an “unsafe and unprofessional way” without being specific.

The recent confrontations between the Chinese and American militaries have not been previously reported.

Thanks, Captain Covid! One death out of a crew of 5,000, with 1,000 testing positive, including the Captain, who I trust is doing fine.

D

We are in agreement then- Comey, Mueller, Brennan and Clapper all thugs.
Rosenstein probably a thug, and the lovers? Sickening thugs.
Rice/thug, Priestap whus/thug Yates/classy clueless thug and the Ohrs/ undercover thugs.

MissMarple2

One of my senators (who is not running for re-election) emerges from whatever closet he's been hiding in and makes a statement. Video in the link.

The American people want to get back to work as safely and as quickly as possible, they don’t want vast ideological shifts. In the Senate, we are going to continue working to ensure the needs our country are met, not the wishes of Nancy Pelosi. pic.twitter.com/F56t6lWbQ9

— Senator Todd Young (@SenToddYoung) May 19, 2020
D

I really wish Sanders would win the N.Y. primary.

Buckeye

Whitmer looks like a lunatic. Sounds like one too.

henry

TK, WSJ editorial board thinks Graham will subpoena Rosenstein and learn why he had Mueller investigate Flynn talking to Sislyak under the Logan Act provisions and other stuff under FARA. Is RR dumb as a stump or criminal conspirator? WSJ thinks he has some splainin to do.

clarice

Thnx, Jim. Sorry, Jane. Whistle if you'd like me to send you something .

Captain Hate

Being a Captain of an aircraft carrier isn't for everyone.

Tom R

The recent confrontations between the Chinese and American militaries have not been previously reported.

Because those provocations started long before the TR was forced to return to Guam and its a routine occurrence.

Threadkiller

Captain Covid sure screwed this up.

Tom R

Henry @ 5:43

Graham wont need a subpoena to have Rosenstein testify. All he needs to do is get AG Barr's approval. Rosenstein won't testify until the DOJ approves it.

Threadkiller

Thanks, henry. Hopefully whatever deal Trump made with RR on the plane ride doesn’t prevent him from getting some of his ass bit off.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Still raining here.

MJW

An interesting aspect of Flynn's petition for a writ of mandamus is the cited 7th circuit case, In re US, 345 F. 3d 450. The issues are very similar: the judge refused to dismiss a charge, and wanted to appoint a private layer to prosecute it. The appeals court deservedly slapped him down through a writ of mandamus.

A decision by a 7th circuit appellate court may be influential, but it doesn't bind the DC court, and there is a significant difference: in the 7th circuit case, the district judge had already denied the dismissal, while Sullivan is only considering denying dismissal of the Flynn case.

Threadkiller

shipwreckedcrew
@shipwreckedcrew

Judge Sullivan's order today gives Gen. Flynn's attorneys an opportunity to test their petition App. Ct. She should move for an Emergency Stay on Sullivan's order that has now opened the door to filing of amicus briefs, until that issue is determined by the App. Ct.

@ZimmermanJoel
Replying to @shipwreckedcrew

Did Sullivan respond the the Writ of Mandamus?

shipwreckedcrew
@shipwreckedcrew

Kind of. He issued an order setting a briefing schedule that basically gave the finger to the Petition filed by Powell.

Rocco

Not that it's a measure of his character but Rosenstein was hired by the same law firm that hired Yates, Coats and Wray, King & Spalding.

lyle

Does wanting Comey or Brennan or Clapper or Rice to off themselves in a fit of deep despair make me a bad person? How about if I embrace the power of ‘and’? Does that make me even badder?

Jack Lillywhite

Super glorious evening on Florida’s First Coast. Not a cloud, gentle breeze out of the SE, warm (82F), the sea is running hard from the SE.

Good place to sit out the virus hysterics.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Whitmer is oatmeal mush.
Her response to the SOTU nearly induced catatonia.

If she and Pence have a debate they better hand out some of those Clockwork Orange eyelid grabbers.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I bet her hair smells good though.

Jane

Clarice,

"whistle'

Send me something. I don't need anything, but send me something!

Just kidding!

MJW

I agree with shipwreckedcrew that I think it would have been better if Powell had put a laid off the grandstanding, and just stuck with a strictly factual presentation. What good does it do to potentially put off a panel of Obama-appointed judges -- which is likely, due the the DC court makeup.

Extraneus

I think the most likely candidate for seppuku is Rosenstein.

MJW

. . . Powell had put a laid off . . .

As is often the case, I have no idea how this error came about.

Threadkiller
Without the memo FBI Director James Comey could claim President Obama and Susan Rice were well aware of the FBI’s Flynn operation. With the memo Obama/Rice position themselves as having no idea until Comey started talking…

That’s the purpose for the memo; Obama & Rice protecting themselves from Comey if things go sideways.

To further illustrate this intent, it’s worth remembering the letter from Susan Rice’s lawyer, Kathryn Ruemmler to the Senate:

[letter at link below]

Note the second to last paragraph, it’s all about denying knowledge of FBI operations, writ large, against the Trump campaign or incoming administration.

When James Clapper walked directly into the White House with “intelligence cuts” specifically from the FBI to share with President Obama, it’s likely the legal team around Obama -specifically including Kathryn Reummler- went bananas.

James Clapper was always a doofus, but usefully so. However, in this context doofus Clapper -with his FBI cuts in hand- just infected the White House with direct knowledge of an ongoing FBI investigation of the incoming administration. In that briefing Clapper just walked over their carefully assembled plausible deniability like an ox in the oval. D’oh.

The ‘pull aside’ meeting immediately thereafter, January 5th, was Obama and Susan Rice cleaning up the mess and reassembling their plausible deniability.

The January 20th Susan Rice memo-to-file was supportive material for that intention.


https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/19/susan-rice-memo-declassified-and-released-confirms-discussion-about-flynn-as-subject-of-fbi-investigation/

lyle

https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/commentary-president-trump-should-pardon-barack-obama

Someone has been following lyle on JOM. 😬

lyle

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Screen-Shot-2020-05-19-at-6.11.16-PM.png

As has someone else...

Another Bob

Posobiec: “ BREAKING: Trump reprtedly told Senators today his oldest three children were unmasked on inauguration day”

Threadkiller
“Trump reprtedly told Senators today his oldest three children were unmasked on inauguration day”

I hope Trump didn’t misunderstand Treytor Gowdy’s interview.

joan

Has this been posted?

#BREAKING Team Flynn has just delivered to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit a Petition for Writ of Mandamus to correct Judge Sullivan's unauthorized actions.
@realDonaldTrump

Sidwhite

Re:

Posted by: Threadkiller | May 19, 2020 at 05:27 PM


https://www.redstate.com/shipwreckedcrew/2020/05/12/very-likely-judge-emmet-sullivan-committed-error-in-connection-with-flynn-sentencing/

Another Bob

Joan, yes.

Threadkiller

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/14/gowdy-trump-family-unmasked-during-inauguration-day-surveillance-reports-wait-wha/

When I listen to the Treytor video at the link, I don’t here him directly say Trump’s kids were unmasked on the day of the inauguration. Maybe that is what he meant?

Threadkiller

That is it, Sid.

Sidwhite

Got ahead of myself TK. This is the article I remembered. Basically The law requires judge to test the plea before accepting. He stated he wasn't convinced of the materiality of the Flynn statement and he would need further persuasion but he accepted the plea anyway. Then later Sullivan still needed "material" justification at a later on the record hearing. Lawyers can opine. The author - former prosecutor says it was a major error to accept the plea while stating he did not "get" what was material about it.

Another Bob

I’m guessing Trump’s info is better than Gowdy’s at this point.

Threadkiller

The question that was raised, Sid, was whether or not the judge prior to Sullivan covered the "material" justification during the plea hearing in that court.

I don’t know the answer and I cannot remember where I saw that question asked.

Threadkiller

True, AB.

Extraneus

Someone has been following lyle on JOM.

Or Ext @ 11:40 (and earlier). 😬

Another Bob

One for the pilot types...

Some joker had an engine failure on a twin Bonanza, within sight of an airport.

He put it down on a semi-busy interstate. Next to a golf course.

Can’t believe people are calling the pilot a “hero”.

Extraneus

I like SBW's idea the best: leak that a pardon has been offered but not yet accepted. Heh.

lyle

Joint custody, Ext.? 😉

Extraneus

Andrew Cuomo Dismisses Nursing Home Scandal: ‘We Did Everything We Could’

(Click to open.)

Extraneus

As long as you agree to be the primary.

Sidwhite


Redstate:
Below are passages from the hearing transcript. I note the page number for each passage that instructs my conclusion.

Sullivan stated as follows:

P.16
THE COURT: All right. I am satisfied that Mr. Flynn entered his guilty plea while competent and capable. He understood at that time the nature of the charges against him and the consequences of pleading guilty. Having carefully read all the materials provided to the Court in this case, including those materials reviewed under seal and in-camera, I conclude that there was and remains to be a factual basis for Mr. Flynn’s plea of guilty.

Redstate:
The problem is that while he said that, he never actually did that — which he happened to admit later in the hearing.

He didn’t do that — which he confirmed with his own comments, not once, but twice.

P. 19
THE COURT: Mr. Flynn admitted that his false statements or omissions impeded and had a material impact on the investigation, and when I ask questions of the government, I need to know answers about how he impeded the investigation and what the material impact on the investigation was.

Redstate:
Judge Sullivan states in open court and on the record he still does not know how the false statements were material.

This post is long enough but Sullivan again on P. 50 said he will need to know how Flynn' statements impleaded any investigation.


lyle

Just learned something. John Solomon on Dobbs: Gaylord and Biden exempted Chinese companies listed on American stock exchanges from Sarbanes-Oxley.

How convenient.

Extraneus

You may not like (or even know, as I didn't, having never before watched a video of him) Ben Shapiro, but here he is on Stacy Abrams.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/ben-shapiro-stacey-abrams-washington-post

Dave (in MA)
but here he is on Stacy Abrams
It must have been the gravitational force when he got too close.
Melinda

I'm going to renounce myself in advance but even first level Physics students know not get too close to a Black Hole.

MissMarple2

Snort!

Melinda

Hmmm:

Head Of NASA's Human Spaceflight Program Resigns A Week Before Crucial Launch

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/19/859019450/head-of-nasas-human-spaceflight-program-resigns-a-week-before-crucial-launch

matt - deplore me if you must

Jane, what happened to the whale and the bears? I liked them.

Get well soon!

Melinda

Direct from Miss SIDNEY::

Sidney Powell 🇺🇸⭐⭐⭐
@SidneyPowell1
And there is still more!!
thefederalist.com/2020/05/19/bre…
Read the Flynn Petition for mandamus too.
@realDonaldTrump
@BarbaraRedgate
@GenFlynn

https://twitter.com/SidneyPowell1/status/1262852445396500481

lyle

So does passing through the event horizon go between the teeth gap? 🤔

matt - deplore me if you must

Well the pilot didn't augur his plane into someone's home, so he has that going for him.

As to Whitless, no one has ever seen her in the same room with Caitlyn Jenner. Just sayin'.

MissMarple2

Melinda,

Don't think I would be signing up to fly in that ship.

henry

Dammit, we need a wall on our southern border.

WTMJ4

Gov. Pritzker has a farm in Racine, Wis. that he's been spending time at with his family during the pandemic; however, some people are saying this is a violation of his own Stay-at-Home order.

Narciso

Gargantua in interstellar.

Some have compared whitless to diana on v, but seriously no comparison.

Melinda

lyle-

Never touches it, that's how stretched you would be.

lyle

::forehead slap::

Narciso


Seriously

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.syfy.com/syfywire/jane_diana_badler_talks_a%3famp

Narciso

This whole fracaa reminds of the original kingsman where valentine the skydragon worshiping tech titan, waa in league with a michael mann type dr arnold in his culling ambitions.

Narciso

No ones been to marbella i take it, theres a scene between two protagonists strongly influenced by casino royale

Narciso

She agitated the one at the examiner something fierce

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hWQhjt9miwI

Jane

Matt,

Don’t worry, Tigger and Wilma will be back. I think they are hiding behind the bubbles. I miss them too!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Andrew Cuomo Dismisses Nursing Home Scandal: ‘We Did Everything We Could’...

...to kill old geezers.

Narciso

Scratch that


https://mobile.twitter.com/TrumpWarRoom/status/1262897344103813122

KevlarKid

Andrew Cuomo resembles and sounds like a mobbed-up goombah asshole.

Narciso

Another fusion sorbet


https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2020/05/19/investigative_issues_erik_prince_sues_the_intercept_for_alleging_proposed_alliance_with_russian_mercenaries_123692.html

Threadkiller

Whole lotta scroll on by links.

henry

@chadpergram

Sens Grassley/Johnson to acting DNI Grenell. Ask to “to expand the scope of our request to include information as early as January 2016..we are increasingly concerned that the surveillance of US persons affiliated with the Trump campaign began earlier than..late July 2016.”

Narciso

The first concerns the comparison with diana the lizard queen, the second is an appearance by trump aide jenna ellis the third is slo jo emoving all doubt

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

IMO, that Sundance link at 6:14 absolutely nails that Susan Rice memo.
It also explains Yates's squawking surprise at how Barry knew about Flynn at the Jan 5th meeting.
She knew that was a problem she din't want no part of.
Since Yates, Comey and Clapper all denied being Barry's source it also explains Clapper's apparent lie about not being the source.

Narciso

The third is a response to a slander of eric prince by probably iranian and qatari through omidyar.

Narciso

The fourth, sorry, hes fighting back he had been unmasked in the seychelles meet with the uae emir

MJW

There's an interesting video by Will Chamberlain on Flynn's petition for a writ of mandamus.

Narciso

As sterling archer would say, phrasing.

MJW

I intended to make "video" the link instead of "Will Chamberlain," but 'twill serve.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

"The recent confrontations between the Chinese and American militaries have not been previously reported"

Who remembers the early days of the Bush Admin where China forced down a US spy plane flying in international waters?
Did Bush ever exact any punishment?
All I recall is that he and, I think, Colin Powell were self-congratulatory about not apologizing while ... doing nothing and hoping the Chinese would be reasonable.

Momto2

James Woods
@RealJamesWoods
Going forward we should ban obesity in politics.

Another Bob

Sullivan sets an early-July deadline for briefs.

He’s not even trying to hide it.

MissMarple2

Press conference "NEW FACTS OF INTERNATIONAL CORRUPTION AND EXTERNAL GOVERNANCE OF UKRAINE" with English subtitles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=47&v=iaE9OZ89bnQ&feature=emb_logo

clarice

OK, Jane, I've ordered a little treat shipped out to you. They don't have gist cards or wrapping but I think you'll know it when you get it. XO

clarice

giFt cards

clarice

The "by the book" remark at that late date is a bit of Obama overdoing the ham act.

Another Bob

How long might the appeals court sit on the mandamus petition?

lyle

A pair of black holes!

Narciso

They werent rhis obtuse when you defended reinart, were they clarice.

Dave (in MA)
Andrew Cuomo resembles and sounds like a mobbed-up goombah asshole.
Andy Nipplestuds.
Rocco

Wishing you the Best Jane. Get Well Soon!

Narciso

Like scylla and charybdis

Narciso

Maybe were in the mirror universe and the dems are getting transmission from the other one

MissMarple2

.@AmbassadorRice wrote "by the book" three times, which is how we know the whole thing was by the book. https://t.co/Z672eZcOk6

— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) May 19, 2020

Screen cap of complete email at the link, provided by Catherine Herridge.

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Ted Cruz
@tedcruz

In Star Trek II (Wrath of Kahn - the best of the series), when Kirk says “by the book” it’s code to mean he’s lying.

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