April 18, 2019

Barr is about to speak.

But it's time for my Pilates lesson, so you're on your own for now.

UPDATE: I'm back, but I've got a bunch of things to do. You'll have to enjoy/rail against the great Muellering on your own.

Here's the text. Search and you shall find!

UPDATE 2: Have you had a nice day? I spent some of it listening to the cable news channels on the satellite radio in the car, but it got repetitious and overemotional so I retreated to my audiobook. Do I have to blog about the Mueller report? Obviously, not.

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Bay Area Guy said...

It's a short press conference.

"Good Morning. The Special Prosecutor, Mueller, investigated this case, and found no evidence of the crime of collusion, conspiracy or coordination.

As for Obstruction of Justice, well, any President can fire an FBI Director for any reason. And it was good to fire Comey. He is a moron.

Any Questions?"

Mike Sylwester said...

It's outrageous that Barr is doing a press conference before Jerrold Nadler gets the report!

Barr is spinning the report!!

rhhardin said...

The guys who seem to have preempted the Armstrong and Getty show are vamping.

traditionalguy said...

Barr communicates good like a lawyer should.

Xmas said...

Volume 1 - about the Russian-Trump Investigation - Trump cleared of that.

(uhoh)

Mike Sylwester said...

All the norms are being violated because Trump is President.

For example, the Attorney General is giving a press conference about a report 90 minutes before he releases it to the public.

Bay Area Guy said...

Barr, himself, is sowing discord and disinformation among the American electorate!

He should be investigated!

Leland said...

Someone has the absolute right priorities.

Mr. Majestyk said...

Rosenstein looks like a hostage.

Bay Area Guy said...

"Rosenstein looks like a hostage"

It looks like he has been repeatedly sodomized into meek compliance.

iowan2 said...

Evidence presented non corrupt motives of obstruction. No Obstruction.

Xmas said...

Volume 2(?) - GRU and IRA activities - Done with no collusion with any US citizen.

Wikileaks and the Trump campaign cleared of the Democratic email

Volume 3(?) - Contacts between the Trump campaign and various Russians.

Volume 4(?) - 10 incidents of potential obstruction of justice. President had a sincere belief in his innocence and did not prevent witnesses from testifying, did not hide any documents, did not make any claims of executive privilege.

Mike Sylwester said...

Rod Rosenstein -- the last member of The DOJ/FBI Resistance still in a high position -- has to publicly confirm the new status quo.

It's like a country's pagan high priest having to publicly help conduct the mass Christian baptism of the country's pagan warlords.

iowan2 said...

President Trump refused to assert Executive Privilege concerning the Mueller Report.

Fen said...

It's kinda cute how our trolls are delayed waiting for their talking points to be written. No thoughts of their owm.

Bay Area Guy said...

It's over. Done. Finit. The heads are gonna be exploding on CNN and MSNBC. The day the music died.

As Cher said in "Moonstruck" -- get over it!

Hunter said...

Watching the live feed on NPR Facebook and boy is the audience ANGERY

Browndog said...

Not realizing there was a new blog post, I posted this on the old thread.

Affirms Mike Sylwester's point:

Browndog said...

Watching Rosenstein standing there cracks me up. As a central player in the coup to remove Trump, Barr forces him to stand front and center as it crumbles before his very eyes.

He now has Barr's permission to retire.

Bay Area Guy said...

Barr: "I have no objection to Bob Mueller testifying"

Boom. Mic drop.

As a matter of courtesy, though, Mueller should at least bring some pastries for Nadler and Schiff at the House Committees.

iowan2 said...

Barr is schooling dimwitted reporters on facts of law. Fun.

MadisonMan said...

I don't hear anything in this live report from Barr that is bad for Trump.

Rod Rosenstein does look hostage-like there. I'm waiting for him to faint.

Loved that last question before he left. I imagine it from a deflating Democrat.

Nonapod said...

The better part of 2 years and over 25 million dollars, 2,800 subpoenas issued, nearly 500 search warrants, and no collusion found.

But... Mueller seems to think that there perhaps may of been some sort of obstuction on the part of Trump? I'd like to know what he's specifically alleging might qualify as "obstruction". Does he imagine that Trump endlessly Tweeting and saying publicly that this investigation was a "witch hunt" somehow amounts to obstruction of justice?

Mike Sylwester said...

This is a bad day for Robert "The FBI Whitewasher" Mueller.

He had hoped that he would become a historic hero for removing Donald Trump from the Presidency. For two years, Mueller tried to goad President Trump into firing himself and/or Rod Rosenstein. Then Trump would be impeached for obstructing justice. In that situation, Mueller never would have to prove any Russian collusion.

All future history books would teach our country's young people that Mueller was a historic hero.

Instead, Mueller has disgraced ....

* himself

* the office of Special Counsel

* the FBI

Eventually Mueller's prosecution of Concord Management will be thrown out, and then Mueller will have disgraced also ....

* the United States of America.

stevew said...

Turley just said "garner" in an interview on CBSN!

iowan2 said...

The media is fast spinning Barrs words.
What the media is not bright enough to catch. All the words favorable to Trump, are taken verbatim from the report. Muellers words, not Barrs.

MadisonMan said...

There are 9 -- 9!! -- people talking about this on CNN.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

turns out Wiki was attempting to help Bernie, not Trump..

Ooops.

Carol said...

See, this is where Michael Cohen's great advice to cooperate fully pays off. The WH gave Mueller EVERYTHING they wanted, indexed and color coded, no privilege invoked. They could have deluged the SC with boxes and boxes of paper to review as a big FU.

So they got him on taxi medallions or some crap.

Big Mike said...

Comey was caught lying to Trump’s face. Multiple times. His doesn’t justify his being fired?

Xmas said...

NBC is trying to parse the Barr statements like crazy.

They are going crazy on Trump's incidents of potential obstruction. Barr said that Trump's mental state during these incidents was a sincere belief of his innocence.

gilbar said...

I'd like to know what he's specifically alleging might qualify as "obstruction".

Trump PUBLICLY claimed to be 'innocent'
For the President of the United States to weigh into a criminal matter is The Definition of Obstruction!

The fact of the matter is: Trump has not confessed his guilt: this PROVES that he is Guilty!

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

From a deceptively headlined link at Drudge:

"Barr told reporters Thursday that he felt the Justice Department “had to” decide whether Trump’s conduct was criminal because Muller did not. In outlining the decision not to charge Trump with trying to derail the probe, the attorney general said he considered the “unprecedented situation” the president faced entering office and what he called “substantial evidence” in Mueller’s report “to show that the president was frustrated and angered” by media speculation and a belief that the probe undermined his presidency.

Barr said:

Nonetheless, the White House fully cooperated with the Special Counsel’s investigation, providing unfettered access to campaign and White House documents, directing senior aides to testify freely, and asserting no privilege claims. And at the same time, the President took no act that in fact deprived the Special Counsel of the documents and witnesses necessary to complete his investigation. Apart from whether the acts were obstructive, this evidence of non-corrupt motives weighs heavily against any allegation that the President had a corrupt intent to obstruct the investigation.


F the left. Liars all.

narciso said...

He hasn't drowned so clearly a warlock.

320Busdriver said...

Trumps tweet using the GOT meme hits the dimwits right in the mouth

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

The left throw out the word "Obstruction" because it's all they have.

Trump never Obstructed anything. He had every right to fire that foul corrupt leaky egotistical weirdo James Comey. That is not obstruction. It. never. was.

And Trump never shut down or stood in the way of the probe. He criticized it, which of course, according to the corrupt leftwing democratic press - that is their definition of "obstruction".



Jerry said...

@Nonapod -

"But... Mueller seems to think that there perhaps may of been some sort of obstuction on the part of Trump? I'd like to know what he's specifically alleging might qualify as "obstruction". Does he imagine that Trump endlessly Tweeting and saying publicly that this investigation was a "witch hunt" somehow amounts to obstruction of justice?"

For some reason, I think that's how it's going to be spun. But the basic facts remain - there was no Collusion.

And as far as any obstruction goes - I'm thinking that's going to end up being referred to as something like 'Beauty'. It's very much in the eye of the beholder, and what someone insists is obstruction could be as little as Trump saying "Dang, I wish they'd drop this shit so I could get this behind me."

(In other words, subjective as all hell.)

Dave Begley said...

Ann has her priorities right!

Mike Sylwester said...

Robert "The FBI Whitewasher" Mueller conducted his "investigation" as if the elected US President were a Mafia boss.

Mueller proceeded to pressure and prosecute the lower Mafia members in order to compel them to snitch on the higher Mafia members.

In Mueller's scheme, all of President Trump's relatives, supporters and associates were considered to be members of Boss Trump's Mafia. Mueller treated all of them viciously and mercilessly.

Mueller's police-state tactics against our elected President, his relatives, supporters and associates has been cheered for the past two years by our country's liberals.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Now- can we move on to Hillary. We never go to the bottom of her corruption.

narciso said...

Now Mueller can go back to speaking before drug laundering banks like banamex.

Fernandistein said...

"Eenie meenie chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak." -- Bullwinkle

Mike Sylwester said...

Thank God for William Barr.

I am confident that he eventually will honestly inform the public how this RussiaGate hoax was concocted and developed.

Thank God for William Barr.

Browndog said...

Trump's hand picked AG issued a redacted report.

Repeat that sentence long enough, 'redacted' blurrs to doctored, blurrs to fake. Then, we have a brand new conspiracy. A brand new impeachable offense.

rehajm said...

You go to pilates class we'll go to Barr class.

Browndog said...

The way Barr handled the hyperventilating libtard reporters rivals that of Trump.

Impressive.

Bay Area Guy said...

To the Russian Collusion Truthers, "mean tweets" by Trump is a form of obstruction.

But no sane person or prosecutor buys that tweets are crime.

It will be hard for some folks on the Left to fully understand that their false echo-chambered claims of "collusion" -- which they promoted for 2.5 years without evidence -- will now help re-elect Trump, and lead to his appointing 2 more conservative Justices on SCOTUS.

In life, sometimes you're the windshield, and sometimes you're the bug.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

CNBC(D) press says:

Barr’s comments, combined with his stressing multiple times that Mueller’s probe found no one associated with the Trump campaign “coordinated or conspired” with Russia, will only fuel more concerns about his independence.

Got that? The probe didn't amount to what the hack-D press and the democrat party wanted, so there are "concerns about Barr's independence."

Leland said...

I wonder if Democrats see the trap that Barr just set, as a new investigation is about to begin.

Birkel said...

I have it on good authority that Trump weighs less than, exactly the same as, and more than a duck.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Mueller:

“ The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”


Democrat hack press and democrat elite liars in our government: "That cannot be right."

Birkel said...

Leland,
I confidently predict they do not, will not, and cannot see anything.

iowan2 said...

There is no obstruction.
msdnc grasping to the thin reed that 10 events of obstruction were identified and investigated. After the investigation no criminal recommendations from Mueller.
Mueller stated his decision was unrelated to DoJ policy preventing indictment of a sitting POTUS

mezzrow said...

"are they friendly spirits?" - Rocky

cubanbob said...

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...
Now- can we move on to Hillary. We never go to the bottom of her corruption."

True. However a full investigation would result in Bill and Obama looking at criminal charges along with Eric Holder, Mueller, Comey and Loretta Lynch along with the lower level DoJ and FBI people. And then there are the criminals at the CIA and NSA.

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stevew said...

Did I hear correctly, Barr said he had no objection to Mueller "personally" testifying before he Senate and House Judiciary Committees. Is that DOJ/Lawyer speak to indicate Mueller testimony would be unofficial?

Leland said...

CNBC shows itself to be a hack outfit with the comment about AG independence. The AG has never been independent of the Executive Branch. Obama's AGs were longtime associates of his. The notion of AG independence is only a thing because of Trump. And if you are not ready to denounce JFK as a totalitarian for hiring his brother as AG, then doing waste my time trying to defend CNBC's BS.

Darkisland said...

Blogger MadisonMan said...

Loved that last question before he left. I imagine it from a deflating Democrat.

I heard a parting question but could not hear what it was. Can you tell us what was asked? Probably something pointless judging by Barr's response.

And who was the other guy? The one with the beard who Barr did not introduce. I like his looks. He looks like he should have been carrying a headchopping axe.

John Henry

Birkel said...

stevew,
I had the same thought. I thought he meant the DOJ would not provide DOJ attorneys to Mueller if he testifies to Congress. He would be liable for his own testimony and would have to hire his own counsel.

320Busdriver said...

The process is the punishment, and

Turnabout is fair play

Drago said...
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Drago said...

BAG: "It will be hard for some folks on the Left to fully understand that their false echo-chambered claims of "collusion" -- which they promoted for 2.5 years without evidence -- will now help re-elect Trump, and lead to his appointing 2 more
conservative Justices on SCOTUS."

The scenario you outline is precisely what the left/LLR's have defined as a literal "disaster".

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Because their corrupt Private Server for Russian Cash Clinton didn't win, the corrupt D-Party press spent 2+ years convicting Trump on their "news" shows.


Lets now pretend that never happened.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Actual Democrats in congress spent hours and hours on CNN and MSDNC - convicting Trump of a crime before the Mueller report was released, all while they lectured us to wait for it.

Adam Schit is a disgrace.

Birkel said...

Valerie Jarrett's daughter got the first question at the Barr press conference.
There is no Deep State.
These are not the droids you are looking for.

Valerie Jarrett is a co-conspirator.

MayBee said...

I like that they are asking why Mueller isn't at the press conference. If Mueller doesn't want to have a press conference, they can always invite him on their tv news shows. Barr doesn't control him.

MayBee said...

Can CNN fit any more people on their panel?

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

We note that Rachel's spoon fed robot is not around.

Drago said...

Every lefty/LLR-lefty is clearly awaiting the arrival of their next wave of talking points.

The LLR-approved far left media hacks have been thrown completely for a loop due to Barr's incredible reputation, competence and demeanor and the lack of far left hacks having access to inside lpre-leaked info.

The questions the LLR-approved lefty hacks were asking indicates the lefties are still operating in a 2017/2018 frame and not being able to adapt quickly to the New Political World they have been hyper-spaced into.

And they are clearly afraid that a counter-offensive is just now kicking iff...just in time for the 2020 campaign....


...and they are right to be concerned....

LOL

Birkel said...

BBandH:

Which one of the robots do you mean?

Drago said...

How long before the usual suspects come here to attack Barron Trump and insinuate Trump is responsible for the Notre Dame fire as a "Reichstag" ploy?

Darkisland said...

Just read at Ace that the first reporter called on was Valerie Jarrett's daughter.

John Henry

Nobody said...

The redactions are like the “missing heat” in global warming. You know, the stuff that can only be found where no thermometer can go. But it exists, nobody can question it!

Darkisland said...

Sorry, I see Birkel was there before me.

John Henry

Kevin said...

Over at MSNBC they’re working “Baghdad Bob Barr” into the conversation and outlining how Mueller’s soon-to-be-terminated position was designed as a “fail-safe” against a corrupt DOJ, ensuring he’d be allowed to publicly testify.

iowan2 said...

Can someone tell me if Mueller was conducting a criminal investigation? Or was it a counter intell investigation?

msdnc keeps ranting first, that Barr is stepping far out of bounds on a criminal investigation, then flips 180 and says 'the report has nothing to do with criminality, its about POTUS guilty of ruining all the norms'

Which metric am I to use? Criminal? Or something else that no one will define for me?

Kevin said...

The best line in the press conference:

Barr: Eric!

Birkel said...

Barr is hiding the evidence of global obstruction of warming justice by Trump in heat sinks deep within the ocean.

Theoretically.

Bruce Hayden said...

“Robert "The FBI Whitewasher" Mueller conducted his "investigation" as if the elected US President were a Mafia boss.

Mueller proceeded to pressure and prosecute the lower Mafia members in order to compel them to snitch on the higher Mafia members.

In Mueller's scheme, all of President Trump's relatives, supporters and associates were considered to be members of Boss Trump's Mafia. Mueller treated all of them viciously and mercilessly.”

Keep in mind that the lead investigator was Andrew Weissman, who moved over from Organized Crime. I am pretty sure that his addition to the team was not an accident (above and beyond his ties to Bruce Is hr and the Steele Dossier), and think that his being put in operational charge of the prosecutors was not Mueller’s decision (Peter Strzok was put in charge of the FBI agents until his text messages surfaced and forced his removal. He was replaced by one of the guys he worked closely with in the Nat Sec Branch).

Nobody said...

outlining how Mueller’s soon-to-be-terminated position was designed as a “fail-safe” against a corrupt DOJ, ensuring he’d be allowed to publicly testify.

Keep hope alive!

But they did manage to parlay Hillary’s scurrilous charge into a House majority, so Mueller did his job.

pacwest said...

The big news at this moment is that Barr is a hack. The MSM knows this is not going to change a word of the Mueller investigation. It is pre spin (or should I say quasi-spin) by MSM to set up their narrative when future investigations conducted by DOJ show the Hillary and Obama culpability. DOJ is not to be trusted because Barr is in Trump's pocket. Pathetically transparent.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Can we call on Adam Schitt (D) to testify as to WHY he spent so much time on CNN and MSDNC insisting Trump and his family are all criminals?

Browndog said...

Watching CNN for the first time in many years.

'Hey, just because Trump did nothing illegal doesn't mean he didn't commit crimes; it's a flaw in our legal system!'

narciso said...

Clearly hes a warlock or dark wizard:

https://mobile.twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/1118887599039553536

Birkel said...

Leaking before the indictments:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/downer-papadopolous-trump-mueller-russia

Nobody said...

When the Democrats are in complete control, “Whaddya mean? I didn’t do it!” will be obstruction of justice and the penalty will be based on the seriousness of the charge, irrespective of guilt or innocence. Don’t worry though, if you keep your mind right, you will never get in trouble!

Birkel said...

Summary of the link:

Yeah, Australia is admitting they ran Downer (an Australian spy) at the Trump campaign in coordination with US intelligence.

Bruce Hayden said...

Blogger iowan2 said...
“Can someone tell me if Mueller was conducting a criminal investigation? Or was it a counter intell investigation?”

My guess is that it was a combined organized crime and counterintelligence investigation. As I just noted, Organized Crime seemed to be running the prosecutors, while National Security seemed to be running the FBI side of the investigation. (Strzok came from counterintelligence, but my memory seems to be that his successor had more of a counterterrorism background)

Browndog said...

CNN can't say "redacted" enough. I think they have a competition to see who can use it the most in one sentence.

I'm done. Had my fill of CNN for another decade.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

@Birkel

Which one of the robots do you mean?

Doesn't matter. they are all downloading the 'thread the needle' BS talking points from their various BS leftwing hivemind sources.

MayBee said...

OMG. All CNN needs to add to that panel is a Tupac hologram.

mockturtle said...

Now- can we move on to Hillary. We never go to the bottom of her corruption.

No need to get to the bottom, as her obstruction of justice is right there on the surface. But...crickets.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

"Redacted" means - in media-hack speak: "The real crimes are still hidden inside that Mueller report and Barr cannot be trusted."

That's all that means. The leftwing press - such a joke.

Birkel said...

Again:

Australia is admitting they officially ran a spy into the Trump campaign in coordination with US intelligence.

Brennan and Clapper are criminals who violated the 4th Amendment.

Fen said...

"Trumps tweet using the GOT meme hits the dimwits right in the mouth"

Winter is coming? The north remembers?

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Hillary-Smolette-Strozk 2020. Or just a communist. Whatever.

iowan2 said...

Nicloe Wallace used the term LLC Life Long Conservative.

Just an update because a poster here asked about the term LLR, Life Long Republican. It's being used in the media to denote never Trumpers

mockturtle said...

Love the comments re Rosenstein. He looked sick. And scared.

Michael K said...

Keep in mind that the lead investigator was Andrew Weissman, who moved over from Organized Crime.

Also remember that Weismann accomplished something else. A unanimous Supreme Court decision to throw out his prosecution of Arthur Anderson accounting firm. Not many unanimous decisions these days but he managed it.

In a follow-up case in U.S. District Court, Weissmann also was successful at arguing that auditing firm Arthur Andersen LLP had covered up for Enron. In that case, which resulted in the destruction of Andersen, he convinced the district judge to instruct the jury that they could convict the firm regardless of whether its employees knew they were violating the law. That ruling was later unanimously overturned by the Supreme Court in Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States, in which the court held that "the jury instructions failed to convey the requisite consciousness of wrongdoing."

The firm had closed and all employees had lost their jobs. Punishing the innocent seems high on his "to do" list.

narciso said...

Mueller hasn't been so sad since he had to disburse the 5.5 mil to Stephen hatfill.

MadisonMan said...

I heard a parting question but could not hear what it was. Can you tell us what was asked?

Something like "What do you tell American people who think you're providing cover for a criminal Trump."

Those aren't the exact words, but that was the gist of it.

MayBee said...

It's out! Justice.gov

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

BB&H: The left throw out the word "Obstruction" because it's all they have.

On that note I thought I'd go see what Professor Tribe had to say on that point. Just for fun.

Oh my. One exemplary comment nicely distills the viewpoint prevailing there down to its essence:

"We already knew who they are and what they have done. What are we going to do about it?
We fought hard to take back Congress in the hope that something be changed.
Will Congress doing anything about this? We can’t just move on and go home."


(I hope our resident L&LLR friends are OK. I'm starting to worry that they're out there somewhere, starting that final descent into madness.)

Drago said...
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Bob Boyd said...

Remember, the Russian Collusion investigation was never about putting Republicans in jail.
It was about keeping Democrats out of jail. It worked. But now they need something else. They're not going to stop trying to stay out of jail.

Brian said...

Barr: "I have no objection to Bob Mueller testifying"

Which is the tell that Barr doesn't think they are serious about Mueller testifying. They just need a hook to pin their supporters loss on. They are hoping for Barr to impede such testimony, then they can blame him (perhaps even impeaching Barr).

Barr called their bluff.

Drago said...

Bruce: "My guess is that it was a combined organized crime and counterintelligence investigation."

It was "officially" a counter-intelligence investigation (in complete violation of DOJ rules for Special Counsel establishment) but was in reality a Frame Up operation designed to bring down the President through a perjury-trap while at the same time give the Coup-sters the ability to cover up all Lefty/dem/LLR corruption and crimes by the dems/DNC/Obama admin.

And think about it: against ANY OTHER republican, bar none (all puns intended), it would have worked.

It would have worked...and would be done again and again and again moving forward.

But Trump beat them all.

And now he moves to offense.

Not even LLR Chuck's Jerry Nadler Comfort-Doll will be sufficient to console Chuck as he lies in the fetal position and sucking his thumb on his living room floor with the "brilliant" Maddow show blaring at maximum volume on the telly!!

LOL

Tommy Duncan said...

With only 12 years left until the Green New Deal apocalypse why are we talking about the Mueller report?

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TJM said...

There are two things that should be investigated:

1) The donations to the Clintoon Crime Foundation from foreigners, including the Russians.

2) What did Obozo the Magnificent do following this remark: caught on a hot mic, Obama told the Russians that he could be more "flexible" with the Russians after the 2012 election,

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Leftiwng shit show:

The real crimes are still hidden! The real Crimes are still hidden! We demand answers. You were supposed to back us up.

Nobody said...

We can’t just move on and go home.

Isn’t that the same thing the Rams said after the last Super Bowl?

MayBee said...

Actually, Fox says its out but I can't find the link there

TJM said...

I wonder if Inga is on prozac today?

mockturtle said...

Tribe quote per Angle-Dyne: We can’t just move on and go home.

This would be comic if it weren't so tragic. TDS is not only real, it is incurable. Why worry about the measles epidemic when we've got terminal TDS infecting our nation?

Francisco D said...

Remember, the Russian Collusion investigation was never about putting Republicans in jail.
It was about keeping Democrats out of jail. It worked. But now they need something else. They're not going to stop trying to stay out of jail.


Yup. Things are really going to get crazy now.

I wonder what distraction the DNC/MSM will cook up.

Original Mike said...

Inga gloated that when the Mueller report was released she would be here to "rub your faces in it". When do you think she shows up?

MayBee said...

https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf

Fen said...

Iowan: "Which metric am I to use? Criminal? Or something else that no one will define for me?"

Chuck is cowering till he gets a fresh set of talking points to parrot, so I'll step in to help:

You'll want to say "criminal" as often as you can, so that the public only associates Trump name with word. BUT be careful not to box yourself in - since no criminal acts were discovered, you need to able to deftly pivot to "impeachment is a political process not a crminal one" without injury.

It's a dangerous move that I don't recommend for anyone encumbered by honor and integrity. Chuck will be along shortly to demonstrate.

Browndog said...

Just a reminder that Trump was investigated and spied on long before Mueller, and long before they took steps to make it 'legal' with FISA warrants.

Ken B said...

I approve AA's priorities. Not a single person blathering on has read the report. The felt need to react NOW, this instant, before learning anything at all is a symptom. It needs treatment not indulgence.

Birches said...

Hillary! losing the election is just a gift that keeps on giving. It's like election night all over again.

Brian said...

It would have worked...and would be done again and again and again moving forward.

Jeb(!) would have folded by now. I think Cruz would have as well.

Birkel said...

The Obama Administration started spying on Trump and other Republican candidates in 2015.

I'd say the spying started in 2009, personally, but it might have taken all the way into 2010 to get all the chess pieces set on the board.

Chuck said...

Althouse you profess to be an agnostic about Trump. Never saying you voted for him; you talk about applying “cruel neutrality” to Trump and his critics alike. (Although you regularly cherry pick Trump’s most ardent critics to allege that they suffer from derangement.)

But just look at the comments on this page. Your blog comments have become no more and no less than a festival of Trump Cultism.

It’s your blog; and I have no standing to complain. But no one can look at this page and doubt what I’ve just written.

I hope Pilates class was enjoyable for you.

Birkel said...

Bearded Cruz would never surrender.

Birkel said...

That sort of quasi-complaint is delicious.

Anonymous said...

The Aussie news- which I only learned about here, just now - puts a different light, perhaps, on that dustup with Rudd(?)early in his term.

I've now seen both Carter P. and George P.-- supposed Russian assets -- interviewed on CSpan.
If these guys were Russian assets, I'm Queen of the May.

It's harder and harder to suppress my laughter at the gullibility of the true believers in Trumpguilt.

Narr
But then laughter is healthy.

walter said...

Charlie/Chuck smells blood!

Charlie Sykes
‏Verified account @SykesCharlie
11m11 minutes ago

This does NOT seem like a "light redaction"... especially section on the Trump campaign's involvement in dissemination of Wikileaks doc... see page 51 ff
https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf
Da report

walter said...

Blogger Chuck said...
It’s your blog; and I have no standing to complain.
--
Yet...

Fen said...

"Inga gloated that when the Mueller report was released she would be here to "rub your faces in it". When do you think she shows up?"

Soon. She's drafting a chant to alter her reality even further but is having trouble finding words that rhyme with "redacted". Like a cantrip to dispell whatever shame she has left.

So far just "Barr acted"

You learn everything you need to know about people like Chuck and Inga in moments like this. If it was you or me, we would show up humbled and prepared to eat crow.

mockturtle said...

Chuck bleats: It’s your blog; and I have no standing to complain.

You're right. It is and you don't.

Birkel said...

Fen,

Why would we be humbled?
We're fucking right, repeatedly, by applying common sense.
What could we possibly be humbled about?

:-)

Drago said...

Francisco: "I wonder what distraction the DNC/MSM will cook up."

We have reached the point where Trump owns the advantage in terms of "battlefield" initiative.

Trump can control what is declassified, Barr has investigative leverage, sufficient factual info to expose the left/LLR-left has already been released with massive additional "ammo" awaiting....

....which means exactly 1 thing: Trump had better increase in size, dramatically, his Secret Service detail.

I can easily see some "lone wolf" antifa/illegal type "somehow", "inexplicably", finding a way to get very very close to the President.....

Bruce Hayden said...

Didn’t see this earlier in this thread - here are AG Barr’s prepared remarks. (https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-william-p-barr-delivers-remarks-release-report-investigation-russian)

traditionalguy said...

Is this where we start learning who is on the list of indictments for Treason, for accepting foreign country's bribes, and for having sex with the kidnapped children? Inquiring Dem minds desperately need to know.

Mr. Groovington said...

One of the MSNBC website headlines:

“AG Barr decided his legacy, ‘took one’ for the Trump team”

Fen said...

Cuck: "Your blog comments have become-"

They aren't her comments, snowflake. Gods you are a dishonest wretch.


"I have no standing to complain"

So STFU traitor.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Boom, there it is. I TOLD YOU SO, YOU STUPID FOOLS.


“If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment.”

Robert Mueller

Browndog said...

Blog post title: Barr about to Speak

Someone took that as proof Althouse is engaged in a conspiracy to promote Trump cultism...whatever that is.

Bob Boyd said...

But no one can look at this page and doubt that I’ve just written.

FIFY

Nobody said...

I thought that the Pentagon Papers case settled the issue of criminality of publishing documents that had been stolen/hacked/leaked, whatever by others. I don’t see how taking advantage of Wikileaks can be a crime. Even Assange is only charged with encouraging espionage, not publishing the documents.

Francisco D said...

...which means exactly 1 thing: Trump had better increase in size, dramatically, his Secret Service detail.

@Drago,

No attempt will be made on Trump because that would make him more sympathetic. A false flag operation may be in the making where a supposed Trump supporter does something nefarious.

This will not be farmed out to Jussie Smollett. It will be a professional operation.

SayAahh said...

Rosenstein appeared stiff and ill at ease. Must have been the wire he was wearing...intrarectally.

walter said...

Yeah Inga..facts are stubborn things.

Fen said...

"Trump had better increase in size, dramatically, his Secret Service detail."

Chelsea Clinton too. I suspect that whatever happens to Trump will happen to her. To punish Hillary.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

STUPID TRUMP CULTISTS.

All these many months of one conspiracy theory after another and it turns out from Robert Mueller’s own words, Trump CANNOT be exonerated of Obstruction of Justice, “BASED ON THE FACTS”.

Browndog said...

We cannot determine if Trump committed obstruction, therefor he did.

-Libtards everywhere

Birkel said...

Initial jobless claims: 50 year low
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-18/initial-jobless-claims-tumble-fresh-50-year-lows

US retail spending: Consumers feel good about the economy
https://www.france24.com/en/20190418-us-retail-spending-rebounds-february-driven-autos

Leftist Collectivists and their quasi-allies must be really upset that so many things are going so well.

Birkel said...

Shorter Royal ass Inga:
Mueller could not prove a negative.

Boom!

Phil said...

I turned it off before the end; what was Barr's response to that parting question please?

Nobody said...

So, wait a minute. There was no crime to cover up, Trump was innocent, and Mueller wasn’t sure that there WAS obstruction, or HE WOULD HAVE SO STATED, and that’s a “BOOM!” That’s precisely what we already knew from Barr’s summary.

But keep hope alive!

walter said...

Look out..she's gonna CAP us...because the facts and laws don't work in her favor.

Brian said...

It’s your blog; and I have no standing to complain. But no one can look at this page and doubt what I’ve just written.

Your Honor, how dare counsel argue the other side! It hurts my case!

Original Mike said...

I hope Inga never goes to jail because the prosecution can't prove her innocent.

Sheesh.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Leftwing totalitarians will never stop.

Nobody said...

Trump CANNOT be charged with Obstruction of Justice, “BASED ON THE FACTS”.

FIFY

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Sorry Inga - you lose. You're a desperate loser.

Original Mike said...

Worst face rubbing ever.

Big Mike said...

Your blog comments have become no more and no less than a festival of Trump Cultism.

What is the over/under on when Chuck looks into a mirror and asks himself whether he is the one in a cult? I have dibs on “never.”

Browndog said...

I thought that the Pentagon Papers case settled the issue of criminality of publishing documents that had been stolen/hacked/leaked, whatever by others. I don’t see how taking advantage of Wikileaks can be a crime. Even Assange is only charged with encouraging espionage, not publishing the documents.

Assange is going to get hit with a slew of new charges once he's in U.S. custody.

The baseless charge is just being used to get him here.

Bob Boyd said...

"Trump CANNOT be exonerated of Obstruction of Justice"

So guilty until proven innocent? Do you want yourself held to that standard if you are ever accused?

Sebastian said...

Sure, it's fun to see Mueller's witch hunt come to naught, for lack of witches.

Sure, it's fun to have a pro like Barr rub it in.

Sure, it's fun to see The Narrative collapse in real time.

Sure, it's fun to see lefty liars and LLRs exposed as utter fools.

But do spare a thought for the collateral damage, besides the deep-state's corrupting of the system itself--for Flynn, in particular. I despise everyone involved in that injustice. And I despise the way that contempt forces me to feel about the country itself. The pollution of our basic patriotism is the ultimate collateral damage.

Fen said...

Mueller: "we found no evidence that Trump obstructed justice"

Inga: "Boom, there it is, fools"

LOL. You've become a parody of yourself, Inga. Thank you.

MayBee said...

All these many months of one conspiracy theory after another and it turns out from Robert Mueller’s own words, Trump CANNOT be exonerated of Obstruction of Justice, “BASED ON THE FACTS”.

And collusion??????

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Mueller

“ The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”


Nor did Trump stop the probe. He complained about the probe and the corrupt left-wing press. That is not obstruction and and corrupt liars on the left know it.

Inga- you are a deceitful liar.

Inga...Allie Oop said...
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Birkel said...

MSNBC:
How dare Trump defend himself from our false claims and our efforts to overthrow a lawfully elected president!!!

Over to you, Royal ass Inga.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“BASED ON THE FACTS”, Mueller could NOT. Exonerate Trump of Obstruction of Justce. You pathetic Trump Cultists can spin it all you want, but facts are facts, real facts, not your ridiculous conspiracy theories or wishcasting.

I TOLD YOU SO.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

BTW- Axios is a joke.

Birkel said...

Yes, Royal ass Inga.
You told us that Mueller could not prove a negative.
We submit.

Hillary is now president.

Nobody said...

So now it’s not just ALL CAPS, but the second techique of cogent argumentation, repetition.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Have a good day Trump Cultists!

I know I will, because I was right all along.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Then why is he exonerated, Inga?

Funk you Inga - you ugly leftwing cultist cunt. Go spread you lies somewhere else.

Bruce Hayden said...

Let’s try that again: AG Barr’s prepared remarks

Original Mike said...

"Never surrender. Never give up."

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Inga

"After reading this thread, I think you nutbags are are going to lose whatever marbles you still have left when the Mueller report is made public. I think whoever ends up in the role of President before 2020 might need to declare martial law, until you Cultists get yourselves deprogrammed. Have hope, there might still be a normal life after Trump for you poor souls."

Now that is a leftwing cultist.

Drago said...

Adam Schiff "republican" Chuck: "But just look at the comments on this page. Your blog comments have become no more and no less than a festival of Trump Cultism."

Filed Under: Things You Write When Your East German-Stasi Ploy To Rig An Election And Overthrow A Duly Elected President Fails As Miserably As The Fake Webzine The Cuckly Standard

SayAahh said...

Imagine Sessions substituting for Barr.

walter said...

Stay off the road, Inga.

Original Mike said...

Good news for Inga; she's free for the day.

SayAahh said...
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Michael The Magnificent said...

"With all this manure, there must be a pony somewhere!"

Original Mike said...

Everybody knows what Mueller knows.©️

Drago said...

Inga: "I know I will, because I was right all along."

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

It will be very very difficult for lefty commenter Chuck to beat that one!!

Howard said...

Still too early to tell but there's a lot of smokes

Shouting Thomas said...

Inga the psycho.

Birkel said...

MSNBC believes that Trump saying positive things about people he likes and negative things about people he does not like proves he was obstructing justice.

The First Amendment must be damned.

JPS said...

I find it interesting how, to the left, if Mueller's team had found evidence, that would have been massively important; but if they found no evidence, that doesn't make the slightest bit of difference.

I keep thinking of Peter Benchley's LBJ expy in Q Clearance telling his underling, "It's true, that's what counts. Facts don't matter, 's long as they support the truth."

Shouting Thomas said...

Howard’s just as crazy as Inga, but in a different way.

Do that Voice of God bit for me, Howard.

Birkel said...

Howard,

Sorry but I'm not putting out my victory cigar.
You will have to get used to the smoke.

Curious George said...

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. But in our resident dullard's case we have nothing to worry about.

MayBee said...

Per Sean Davis:

Mueller's report concluded that allegations against Carter Page used to justify a FISA spying campaign against him were false. "The investigation did not establish that Page coordinated with the Russian government in its efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election."

--------
Every Democrat running for President should be asked if they are willing to have the FBI chose one of their campaign staffers have a FISA warrant slapped on them.

traditionalguy said...

Inga will have to admit that her President has just destroyed the pro Clinton Media Narrative run out of the Obama Administration and that he has the Dems on the run from arrest for their true High Crimes, including looting a collapsing United States for money and while rigging the IC to insure our destruction and the rise of the World Government.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

'Horrible': Clinton loyalists exploited Obama's FBI to spread Russia conspiracy stories about Trump

MayBee said...

Inga- were you never concerned about collusion with Russia?

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Journ-nolizm N 'Merica

"Where there's smoke there's fire!"

mmmm. good one.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

It's illegal to insult the liar leftwing press.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

You cultists.

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