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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Drago said...

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

Yep, we should have a team of dem hacks appointed to investigate this somehow with unlimited access to information and unlimited resources.

We could call it something cool, like a "Special Counsel" or something.

Fen said...

"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.”

Yah, I've seen this go down before, during the Gore recount.

Those of you annoyed by him are in for a special treat. Stock up on popcorn. As he will craft new realities that maintain his anti-Trump narrative, reaching more and more outlandish scenarios to preserve his self-image as a "hero". Already he has cast Barr and Instapundit as windmills to tilt at. Eventually, he will put himself in contradiction with his remaining principles and the daily tension will lead to madness.

In short, the Cuck Traitor is about to create his own hell on earth.

Enjoy the show.

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

Looks like I was right about that L&LLR final descent in madness.

And I thought I was joking.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Teh left wing media are focusing on "Obstruction" - even though Trump didn't.

The Collusion with Russians narrative is totally dropped. 2+ years of bullshit - dropped like a hot potato.

Hilarious.

Big Mike said...

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

@Leland, “the” trap? I count at least three. Probably a couple more I hadn’t thought of.

mockturtle said...

Why worry about the measles epidemic when we've got terminal TDS infecting our nation?

I should have said 'chronic', as it is, unfortunately, not terminal.

MayBee said...

It's funny that I never hear about who hacked Colin "Dickin' Bimbos At Home" Powell's emails. Did he just send them to some reporter or something?

Howard said...

Barr provided plausible deniability for the Republican boys in the Senate. No impeachment, but focus on 2020 victory. That's the Democrats talking points.

Bay Area Guy said...

Regarding Strzok's text about the "Insurance Policy"

"I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy's office - that there's no way he [Trump] gets elected – but I'm afraid we can't take that risk. It's like a life insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you're 40" (March 4, 2016).

So, what precisely was the "insurance" policy, at or near the time Trump got the nomination?

Recall Crossfire Hurricane was initiated on July 31, 2016, and the first Carter Page FISA Warrant was issued October 21, 2016.

And, why were FBI agents talking about Trump in March 2016, BEFORE there was any Trump investigation or FISA Warrants?

Well, they were formulating a "plan" to blunt the political damage to Hillary from the valid investigation into her e-mails and server, by conjuring up a bogus investigation against Trump.

Fen said...

"You cultists"

Reminds me - am I bringing the goat for May or June?

pacwest said...

"I think whoever ends up in the role of President before 2020 might need to declare martial law, until you Cultists get yourselves deprogramed."

And there it is. Inga, martial would not be necessary. Gulags would serve the purpose much better.

iowan2 said...

Special Counsel Mueller wrestles the beast of proving a negative.

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

Mueller report "No evidence exist sufficient to charge Obstruction of Justice" = innocent until prove guilty.

Nadler has my encouragement, no I'm begging, please, open the Impeachment hearings.

Bob Boyd said...

am I bringing the goat for May or June?

Goat in May. Quasi-virgin in June.

Birkel said...

Imagine a world in which Brennan and Clapper run foreign intelligence operatives into an opposing political campaign to spy on the current administration's political enemies.

That's the takeaway.

Howard said...

Corey Lewendowski a rat

Lincolntf said...

Inga is baffled by the concept that in a case like this, one cannot prove a negative. Anyway, I'm on page 12 of the Report. Only 430+ to go.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Inga you are a hideous lying sack of shit who has been wrong all along. Prosecutors have NEVER provided exoneration, that is a fiction created by the DNC-Media because we all know proving a negative “no obstruction” is impossible. Conversely saying there’s some evidence “but not enough to make a judgement” is EXONERATION in the real world. If you had any honesty you would just admit The Report is exactly the opposite of what you predicted and then SHUT THE FUCK UP. You were wrong. You are wrong. Your gods let you down again.

walter said...

“my gut sense and concern is there's no big there there."

Howard said...

This is the end of my presidency, I'm fucked

Birkel said...

Howard:

Why does your 10:57 AM quote Hillary?

Nobody said...

Have a good day Trump Cultists!

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


Does this remind anybody of the Bond villain who consigns James to some hideious death and laughs and cackles as he leaves the room?

Looks like they are knocked right back into the denial phase.

Fen said...

Howard: "provided plausible deniability for the Republican boys"

Plausible deniabilty to describe Not Guilty is a howler. Try to go with a lighter touch.

But I'm more concerned with the dismissive "boys" - it screams that you are holding a pair of 3s.

I want you to be a better troll. And I'll train you right here in front of everyone if you make me.

Kisses.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Had to laugh at the JSonline headline:

Mueller report details links between Trump campaign and Russia

These people are so fucking deranged. They are going to guarantee another 4 years of Trump and then turn around and wonder how it happened.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

You assholes can’t admit you were wrong. If I felt like cut & pasting I could saturate the blog with incorrect predictions by Inga, all of them centered on this Mueller report. All wrong.

Drago said...

Remember, Barack Obama, using a fake name, sent and received messages to and from Hillary using her unsecured server...and he did it multiple times...and this was well known within the DOJ/FBI when Comey and Lynch allowed their teams to rig the Hillary "investigation".

What if Barr reopens that case?....

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

This is the end of my presidency, I'm fucked.

Trump knew he was no match for the deep state.

Nobody said...

I say impeach him. It worked out so well for the Republicans and Clinton was actually guilty of something. He was also disbarred. <<-- There’s a Barr joke in there somwhere.

Fen said...

"Goat in May. Quasi-virgin in June."

Oh... Oops. June might be a problem.

Browndog said...

I agree with Sabastian above.

This incident proves beyond doubt that the institutions we rely on for truth, justice, and individual liberty are broken and corrupt beyond measure.

Kevin said...

The DOJ in the early 21st Century:

On Trump: Nothing he did was criminal, but he might have done it with criminal intent, which could make it a crime.

On Hillary: All this stuff was criminal, but we've concluded without talking to her she didn't intend to, so it's not a crime.

Birkel said...

Quasi-virgin?
Chuck, fopdoodle extraordinaire, gets thrown into a volcano?

Drago said...

Howard: "This is the end of my presidency, I'm fucked"

Howards nonsensical reaction to the collapse of the lefty/LLR House Of Cards-Coup is qualitatively different from Inga's and LLR Chuck's more common lefty meltdown reactions.

Fen said...

" They are going to guarantee another 4 years of Trump and then turn around and wonder how it happened."

Ivanka 2024. Let's break that glass ceiling!

Francisco D said...

Inga is not lying.

She is simply demonstrating her stupidity and fanaticism.

Once again.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Impeach Trump. He stopped the Mueller probe.
After 2+ years - he stopped it.
Oh wait, nope. oh well, lets Impeach him anyway. Obstruction!

MayBee said...

Has ANYBODY who was all in on Trump = Putin said, "oh I guess I was wrong and I'm sorry I've spent 2 years telling the American people a falsehood"?

Shouting Thomas said...

What in the hell is this L/LLR stuff?

Should I care?

walter said...

Anyone see Scowlface Brennan? Does he have any teeth left?

MayBee said...

Howard said...
This is the end of my presidency, I'm fucked


He actually continues on to explain why. Do you disagree with him?

Let's ask all Democrats running for President if they will welcome a 2 year independent investigator with their AG pick recusing himself, immediately upon gaining office. See if they welcome that idea.

Birkel said...

MayBee,
There is not a single Leftist AG candidate that would recuse. Ever. Not once.

Look at the predictable Supreme Court appointments if you doubt that. (I know you don't.) Dems bat 100%. Republicans are lucky to bat 60%.

Drago said...

BrownDog: "This incident proves beyond doubt that the institutions we rely on for truth, justice, and individual liberty are broken and corrupt beyond measure."

This, above all, is why Barr took this job.

For the first time, an establishment guy has had the scales fall from his eyes and has been put in a position of power to do what is right to try and provide justice, clean up the mess and re-set an appropriate course for the Agencies involved.

But is it too late?

Have the lefties and LLR's moved us so far down the authoritarian state track that it is unrecoverable?

The media is now openly and undeniably (though this has been true for decades) an arm of the democrats so I dont think the dems/left/LLR-left are capable of resetting, so there will be significant conflict ahead of us.

Sort if an Opposite-Gorbachev-Soviet scenario where Gorby attempted to salvage the Soviet state but it went the other way.

In our case Barr will attempt to stop the left/LLR's from taking us over the marxist cliff...but in the end I think he will fail, despite a valiant effort over the last 2 years.

TJM said...

Inga,

Maybe ObozoCare covers mental illness. Maybe you should look into that!

MayBee said...

Birkel said...
MayBee,
There is not a single Leftist AG candidate that would recuse. Ever. Not once.


I want them asked, though. They all think Trump obstructed justice or should have welcomed this investigation. Let's ask them how they would handle being put in the same position.
Let's make them promise to take it and like it.

Michael K said...

For the first time, an establishment guy has had the scales fall from his eyes

Andy McCarthy bout, of course, he does not have Barr's power.

Birkel said...

Did anybody decipher Rosenstein's blinks?

I'm not so good with Morse Code.

Bob said...

Chuck said, "It’s your blog; and I have no standing to complain."

So, don't.

MayBee said...

And yes, Comey's big move has always been to get the AG to recuse so he can take over and bring in an investigator. He did it to Bush, he kinda did it with Clinton (although Lynch didn't Recuse Recuse) and he did it with Trump.
He's gross and should be shunned.

walter said...

Howie has lots of smokes under his bed. (Mom will never find 'em)

Birkel said...

MSNBC:

Trump was "casting about" to find somebody who would represent Donald Trump's interest. How dare he?

Kevin said...

Barr: So what have you got?

Mueller: Definitely no collusion. Nothing there.

Barr: Good. Anything else?

Mueller: Well on obstruction, we're kind of in a bind.

Barr: How so?

Mueller: I don't have enough to charge him with anything, but that means this whole thing boils down to "the media's been lying and Trump's been telling the truth."

Barr: That's how the facts lay out?

Mueller: Well yes. Kind of. I mean, my people worked really hard on it so we're going to not not indict him.

Barr: You're going to not indict him, right.

Mueller: No, we're going to not not indict him.

Barr: I don't understand. That's not something under the law.

Mueller: Yes, but it's Trump so Weissman's made a pretty persuasive argument that normal law doesn't apply here.

Rosenstein: The New York Times precedent?

Mueller: Exactly. By simply not indicting, people might think he's innocent and we cannot have them come to that conclusion. It would be really, really bad for most of our friends and relatives who have to continue working in this town. Besides, we see him operating outside the norms every day. And the tweeting. THE F*UCKING TWEETING!!!!

Barr: (says nothing)

Mueller: Sorry. Lost it there for a moment. So that's what we're going with: not not guilty.

Barr: And what do you want me to do with that?

Mueller: Read the evidence. Come to your own conclusion. We don't care. Seriously, if you decide to not not not indict him, you're squarely within the facts.

Barr: Right. I think I'm following you. Not, not, not...

Mueller: Oh and here's my bill. You'll see there is a surcharge for the novel legal thinking here.

Barr: Yes. I'm not not not going to pay it.

MayBee said...

OH I should add, get the AG to recuse then get people on process crimes. Like Scooter Libby.

Comey should have been shunned after Martha Stewart, and Obama should have dumped him when he accused Apple of supporting child pornographers because they wouldn't build a back door for the FBI into their cloud.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

In leftwing fascist America...

It is ILLEGAL to question the leftwing press who are lying about you.

Seeing Red said...

Are still not tired of winning?

Drago said...

Remember, just yesterday LLR Chuck was so so so so so so looking forward to this report!!!

stevew said...

"Are still not tired of winning?"

The one demonstrably wrong thing Trump has said; definitely not tired of the winning.

Shout out to Kevin, well said and done sir!

alan markus said...

What a fine thread this has been - 250+ comments and has not gone off the rails.

I guess there will be a time lag before that happens - Inga is on hold until she can find some lefty comments somewhere that don't sound like they were written by a lunatic that she can cut and paste here.

And that other guy - I think he went by PresidentPooPooPants or something like that - I think shift change at McDonalds is at 3:00, so we have a few hours before he craps on this thread.

Seeing Red said...

Via Insty:

Prosecutors have asked to present evidence in the NXIVM sex cult racketeering trial showing that NXIVM leaders including Nancy Salzman and Clare Bronfman illegally bundled money for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign by compelling members to donate to Clinton and then reimbursing the members.”

Developing…


Women are stupid.

Fen said...

Nicely done Kevin. And thanks for reminding me of Weissman. I knew of the disgrace but not name behind it.

Kevin said...

Search and you shall find!

Inga: (typing) Trump (enter), YES!

Inga: (typing) obstruction (enter), YES!

(sweat dripping from brow)

Inga: (typing) justice (enter), YES!

I TOLD YOU SO!!!!!

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Quaestor said...

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

Hildabeast was ABSOLUTELY 100% DEAD SURE TAKE IT TO THE BANK CERTAIN she'd beat Donald Trump, but she feared Sanders...

Which is why Seth Rich had to pay.

chuck said...

I'll never forgive the Democrats for making me care about politics.

Fen said...

"What a fine thread this has been - 250+ comments and has not gone off the rails."

Do you know any quasi-virgins? Kinda in a bind here.

walter said...

Kevin,
No one can prove that exact discussion didn't occur.

Now if Barr was wont to skewer, he might have alluded to:

Victoria Nuland, a top State Department official dealing with Russia under Obama, told the Senate intelligence committee that Moscow seemed to have slowed its influence campaign after Obama made “a stern and personal warning” to Russian President Vladimir Putin in September 2016.

But she said the campaign seemed to accelerate during October, using social media platforms to spread false narratives as the Nov. 8 Election Day approached.

“I think it’s probably the case that the Russians expected deterrent measures and didn’t see them, and so felt they could keep pushing,” Nuland said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-security/obamas-lack-of-response-may-have-emboldened-russia-election-meddling-former-officials-idUSKBN1JG2XS

Birkel said...

Imagine a world in which Mueller was unwilling to pursue a subpoena for presidential testimony. Imagine that world because Trump would have fought the SC and demanded they reveal the reason for needing to interview the president.

Mueller left the interview undone because going to court would have exposed his political team to scrutiny.

Further, imagine a world in which Hillary's illegal bathroom server filled with state secrets has been unplugged for three years and Trump was asking for somebody to make those E-mails public. Surely Trump has a time machine and lied to Mueller's investigators about his ability to time travel. How else would Trump have known to campaign in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania? How else could he have convinced Hillary to avoid swing states?

Guilty!!

Bay Area Guy said...

The Report is mostly a piece of nothing. 95% of it is extensive inquiry into unimportant and uninteresting details of non-criminal stuff.

Yeah, some Russian cybergeeks put some malware on some DNC computers. Not good, but had no impact on the election.

My chief take-home point is that Don McGahn is kind of a hero. Trump got emotional after Mueller was appointed, and discussed firing his ass, but thankfully didn't. McGahn helped Trump to not fire Mueller.

Mueller spent pages evaluating whether it was obstruction to discuss firing Mueller.

Much about nothing. Kinda Seinfeld-esque.

It's over, folks. Predict the House won't impeach. They want to, but Nancy won't let them. She'll lose the House if they try it.

But who knows?

Browndog said...

Drago said...

This, above all, is why Barr took this job.


Based on his words, actions, and demeanor, I think you're right.

No one knew if Barr was Deep State. Time would tell. Apparently whoever recommended Barr knew he wasn't.

Birkel said...

MSNBC: "...kind of impeachable looking..."

Original Mike said...

Yeah, this was good:

I loved Barr’s response to some reporterette who asked why he called President Trump’s situation at the beginning of his presidency, with him, his family, and associates under intense scrutiny and investigation “unprecedented.”
Reporter: “Why do you say that is unprecedented?”
Barr: “Has it happened before?”
Reporter: “No.”
Barr: “Then it’s unprecedented.”

Birkel said...

LLR: "...quasi-impeachable..."

In before the stupidity.

Anonymous said...

KEVIN

Brilliant!

Humperdink said...

Watch a bit of Nicole Wallace/Brian Williams on MSNBC. Wallace read part of the report where Trump is complaining to Dan Coats (DNI) that he can't engage Russia (on the foreign policy front) because of the investigation. Wallace: "Obstruction, obstruction".

These people are nuts, in addition to being in denial.

narciso said...

no she's more mila jovavich's character in the last hell boy,

https://amgreatness.com/2019/04/18/christopher-steele-is-not-cooperating/

Fen said...

"Has ANYBODY who was all in on Trump = Putin said, "oh I guess I was wrong and I'm sorry I've spent 2 years telling the American people a falsehood"?

No, because I think there is a correlation - the kind of person that would fall for this is also the one who wakes up Jan 1st 2000 and states that due to a translation error Y2K will REALLY happen in 12 years.

walter said...
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Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

Original Mike:

Reporter: “Why do you say that is unprecedented?”
Barr: “Has it happened before?”
Reporter: “No.”
Barr: “Then it’s unprecedented.”


Too funny.

walter said...

The "no big there" quote got me searching on the author's current status. Not much..err..there..but I came across this lovely verbal squirm:

Strzok was also asked by Art Baker, the GOP investigative counsel for the committee, whether that affair could have made him "vulnerable to potential recruitment" by "hostile intelligence service[s]."

“Yeah, I don’t think I would characterize it that way,” Strzok said. “I think it is not so much any particular action as it is the way that action might be used to coerce or otherwise get somebody to do something. I can tell you that in no way would that extramarital affair have any power in coercing me to do anything other than obeying the law and doing honest, competent investigation."

Baker continued to press Strzok as to whether the affair could have been a “vulnerability” should he have been approached by a foreign intelligence service.

“I would absolutely respond not, you know – and, well getting into you know terms of art here, one argument is you would tell the service, ‘Let me get back to you.’ I would immediately go report that to my superiors and see how they wanted to follow up,” Strzok explained. “But it is—I absolutely would not have been vulnerable or even let alone consider any sort of recruitment attempt.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/defiant-strzok-defends-affair-denies-it-presented-security-risk-congressional-testimony

mccullough said...

So Mueller’s report is about how his friend Jim Comey was wronged.

Mueller should have resigned the minute he believed Comey’s Firing was part of his investigation.

You don’t investigate your friends. Basic ethics.

Fen said...

"This, above all, is why Barr took this job"

Yah I saw that analysis. Apparently we still make men who will champion the Rule of Law.

Ordering my Browncoats to stand down and give Barr manuever space.

Humperdink said...

I have not read the report, but if anybody has by now, I am looking for the Trump quote to Dmitry Medvedev: "Tell Vlad I will have more flexibility after the election".

Please advise if it's in there. Just curious.

bagoh20 said...

Can you imagine Hillary or Obama allowing such an investigation aimed at them to go on for two years unimpeded as Trump has, and then claim zero executive privilege? Me neither. If this investigation was on a Democrat, the Dems in congress would be saying the exact opposite of what they are, and we all know it. They would be telling us how such a report is never supposed to be released at all if there are no charges, and they would be right. We may yet get to see that happen if we get to investigate the investigation as is badly needed. Treason at an unprecedented level is what I suspect has happened.

Hey Skipper said...

@Kevin 11:19:

You owe me a new keyboard.

And the monitor may never be the same.

Seeing Red said...

So this Witch hunt has interfered with diplomacy and international relations and one of the consequences is Russia/Vladimir felt he could put boots on the ground in Venezuela?

grackle said...

“BASED ON THE FACTS”, Mueller could NOT. Exonerate Trump of Obstruction of Justice.

“ … could NOT …? No, WOULD not. Mueller apparently thought that Trump tweeting “witch-hunt,” and being otherwise openly pissed off at being unfairly, probably illegally, targeted and spied on was evidence of obstruction by Trump. Typical Mueller bullshit. Barr, who seems to do things by the rules, disagreed. I see Trump’s anger as perfectly understandable and justified now by the report itself.

In hindsight I believe Mueller would have better served the anti-Trumpers if he had wrapped this thing up in the first few weeks – or maximum, a few months, instead of the years that Mueller used to milk the investigation.

Readers, I think we can understand why. First, the investigation needed to be stretched out for the mid-terms. There needed to be a cloud of suspicion over Trump’s head during the elections.

Second, the investigation was a veritable factory of leaks pissed directly to their trusty media allies, which was important in order to keep the anti-Trump narrative humming along like a Henry Ford assembly line.

And of course there were lives to ruin in order to falsely “demonstrate” that Mueller actually accomplished something with the witch-hunt.

But after 2+ years of a constant barrage by the Media with no real payoff at the end I think the general, essentially apolitical public is tired of the anti-Trump propaganda. CNN is feeling the backlash for sure.

walter said...

"the investigation needed to be stretched out for the mid-terms."
Funny how timeline got shortened after session was gone.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Axelrod is signaling to the Schit's that impeachment is there for the taking.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

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

...
Q: Hildabeast was ABSOLUTELY 100% DEAD SURE TAKE IT TO THE BANK CERTAIN she'd beat Donald Trump, but she feared Sanders...
...
Which is why Seth Rich had to pay.
...

Me: Indeed.

Fen said...

chuck: "I'll never forgive the Democrats for making me care about politics."

Akin to a "humblebrag", trying to re-establish your Republican Pose. We need a word for that.

"Damn those Jihadists for making me care about Family again!

Howard said...

Now it's 18-months of a democratic smear campaign against Trump. Nancy won't allow impeachment. The stated goal is to bury him in an electoral landslide.

Mike Sylwester said...

Kevin at 11:19 AM
Barr: So what have you got? ....

LOL

MayBee said...

"not not guilty"

kevin, I love it

Seeing Red said...

The Progs didn’t make you care, Chuck. You did it to yourself. You chose it.

Anonymous said...

Somebody offered to post Inga's ravings--

NOOOOOOO!!!!

The thing that intrigues me right now is how the Assange/Wikileaks business goes.

I have been asked to believe, by people who know much less about almost any topic than I do
(lefty journalists, of course) that Putin's FSB was somehow dependent on gaining the permission, cooperation, or blind-eye-turning of Donald Trump, Julian Assange, Roger Stone, and Jerome Corsi to work their nefarious schemes. No, really.

It's going to be delicious to watch the cases against these guys fall apart--to the extent the LSM will cover it.

And I agree with several other posters--the last few years have given unmistakable evidence of the corruptions of power. The would-be Praetorians have shown their hand.

Narr
I'll bring a virgin as soon as my unicorn finds her.


Seeing Red said...

They’re focusing on obstruction because they’re the ones that need to obstruct.

Curious George said...

"if you decide to not not not indict him, you're squarely within the facts."

Gold.

Seeing Red said...

The cloud is dissipating, the market is up.

Leland said...

I look forward to all the obstruction of justice charges to come as Barr investigates the handling of Hillary's email investigation.

Birkel said...

You guys need to tell the difference between Capital-C Chuck and lowercse-c chuck.

Big difference.

ALP said...

Pilates? I don't recall that word coming up on this blog before - is that a new thing? Your middle aged readers looking for a new exercise thing might be interested in your take on that. I find yoga to be too much new-agey fluff, poking around my psyche when all I want is to work on my muscles. Pilates can be the same way - ugh.

Howard said...

Leland: It would be heaven for democrats if Trump's Barr drove a stake through Hillary's heart. Unfortunately, he is too smart to give the dims a mulligan.

Bob Boyd said...

Do you know any quasi-virgins? Kinda in a bind here.

Look, don't stress too much. Do your best, of course, but you have like 6 weeks. If it comes down to it, you know, if you could find somebody who's willing to shower beforehand, that will be...well it will be a huge improvement over the last time, if you remember. You were there last time, right? And it was all good, I mean, it's a Trump cult, its not a therapy group for obsessive-compulsives, right? You know what they say, Human sacrifice is like pizza. Even when its bad, its still pretty good.

Birkel said...

Obstruction includes telling the SC that you will neither use executive privilege nor block WH employees from cooperating with the SC.

It's science, y'all!

Bay Area Guy said...

Broad truthful statements:

1. Some Russian cyber geeks caused mischief in the campaign, but it was relatively minor, and had no impact on the election results. Mueller indicted a few of these geeks, but will never try them in court of law. So, no closure there.

2. There was no collusion between Russia and Trump. None. Complete Exoneration.

3. Obstruction is total bullshit. Trump was being targeted by Comey and McCabe and Strzok, sensed something was up, but couldn't get on top of it. He had no help from the inept Sessions, was almost goaded into firing Mueller, but didn't and let Mueller investigate to his heart's delight.

4. Weismann tried to conjure up an Obstruction charge, but ultimately Mueller couldn't stomach it, so he punted the question to Barr, who put it to rest.

Game. Over. Time to move on.

Now, let's see why and how the whole bogus Russian investigation got started Mr. Brennan.......

Birkel said...

Great, Bob Boyd!
Just great!

Now I want pizza.

narciso said...

just removing all doubt:

https://twitter.com/JeffreyToobin/status/1118885464914714624

remember he mishandled the north part of the investigation,

rehajm said...

I look forward to all the obstruction of justice charges to come as Barr investigates the handling of Hillary's email investigation.

We'll need a deeper dive on that No Reasonable Prosecutor standard. Does it only apply to felons while they are running for President? Does it apply after they've lost and no longer a candidate? Does it expire?

Great legal minds need to know...

Browndog said...


Jeffrey Toobin
‏Verified account @JeffreyToobin

Happy people don't obstruct justice. Trump's frustration at leaks and investigation are evidence of guilt, not innocence. But let's see the report . .


CNN's top legal analyst thinks if you 'act' guilty, you are guilty. This reminds me of the 'FaceCrime' committed by the Covington kid.

Never let these people back in power.

Birkel said...

The markets hate uncertainty.
Now what?

Original Mike said...

Ahhh, yes. Jeffrey Toobin. Great legal mind there.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Browndog
@12:07 - boom.

MayBee said...

Trump's frustration at leaks and investigation are evidence of guilt, not innocence. But let's see the report . .

This is why I say we must get all Democrat candidates on record saying they will welcome an investigation with leaks....without any frustration on their part! Come on! If they are innocent, they will be thrilled to prove it!

Bay Area Guy said...
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narciso said...

'we were promised an earth shattering kaboom'

https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1118908340208394241

livermoron said...

Fen, 'chuck' is a long-time valued commentator. The "Chuck" with the capital C is the cuck moby who has been asked to leave this blog several times by the management.

Also....."Chuck" did indeed claim to have voted for Trump immediately after the election.

Hope this brings you up to date.

Man, is Inga stupid. She really is claiming victory? Perhaps it was a bad choice for her 83 daughters to chip in and buy her bath salts for Christmas.

At least when the monkeys at the zoo fling their dung they do so with some accuracy. Inga's throws always land on herself.
Is that a talent?

Bay Area Guy said...

Now, that Michael Avenatti is going to jail (131 times on CNN & MSNBC) and Mueller is done, how will CNN and MSNBC fill its air time?

Is it too late to give a CNN prime time slot to Stormy Daniels?

Fen said...
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Browndog said...

grackle said...

CNN is feeling the backlash for sure.


I disagree.

I watched a little bit of CNN earlier. They had a panel of 8 experts. Everyone on CNN agreed that CNN had been right all along.

narciso said...

that's why I called it a minefield rather a swamp,



https://dailycaller.com/2019/04/18/mueller-report-contradicts-buzzfeed/

Fen said...

Drago: "But is it too late?"

With you there. Is this really a Victory? Or did we just salvage an Orderly Retreat from a Complete Rout.

A President's first 100 days is his most effective. And Trump was handicapped by this attempted coup. Time and energy had to be spent dealing with it, time and energy that belonged to the Americans who elected him. Sure, Trump has accomplished much, but how much more could he have done without being hamstrung by the coup?

And Mueller obviously influenced the Democrat takeover of the House, creating gridlock to block Trump for the remainder of this term.

Also, will any of those involved in this failed coup face ANY consequences?

If I was a Deep Stater who's fallback plan was to slow the Swamp Drainer down and wait out his term, I would not be unhappy with this outcome.

And this is what got me at odds with Fuzzy Slippers over at Legal Insurrection and why I left them - we need to stop cheering tbat the village was saved, it never should have been targeted to begin. We neex to identify the sites (like Fusion GPS) that the missiles were launched from and obliterate them. By the book if possible. But if they are above the law, we must employ measures outside the law.

Or we're going to be reacting to another attack that we allowed to happen month after month after month.

So celebrate tonight, but be geared up and ready to roll out at 0600.

Howard said...

Fen too much a pussy for zero dark thirty

chuck said...

> You guys need to tell the difference between Capital-C Chuck and lowercse-c chuck.

The sorting hat is sending a lot of kids to Blitherin House today.

MayBee said...

This tweet by Sean Davis points out once again what a doof James Comey is:
https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1118925772746567685

Fen said...

Nah. I'm on a cell phone with 4pt font.

If the confusion bothers you change your name.

narciso said...


https://twitter.com/JordanSchachtel/status/1118888060471713792

Trumpit said...

I fervently hope that the fraudster is impeached and removed from office before it's too late. It's called checks and balances.

Seeing Red said...

For what?

Drago said...

Trumpit: "I fervently hope that the fraudster is impeached and removed from office before it's too late. It's called checks and balances."

LOL

That's adorable!

Birkel said...

But Trumpit, wouldn't you prefer to see Adam Schiff defeated in an election?

Fen said...

"He had no help from the inept Sessions, was almost goaded into firing Mueller, but didn't and let Mueller investigate to his heart's delight."

I hope that whatever happened to Sessions comes to light.

Such a dissappointment. He was expected to be a heavy hitter.

chuck said...

> If the confusion bothers you change your name.

Do I sound bothered?

wholelottasplainin' said...

Jeffrey Toobin
‏Verified account @JeffreyToobin

Happy people don't obstruct justice. Trump's frustration at leaks and investigation are evidence of guilt, not innocence. But let's see the report .

**************

HUGE legal expert forgets that "corrupt intent" is essential to obstruction. Being UNhappy that you are being investigated on false pretenses is not grounds for claiming obstruction.

What a flake and asshole to claim otherwise.

Birkel said...

The section on contacts between Roger Stone/Michael Caputo and Henry Oknyansky aka Henry Greenberg also failed to disclose that federal court documents indicate Oknyansky was an FBI informant using his FBI work to justify his continued stay in the U.S.
-- Sean Davis on Twitter

So that was another FBI informant run at the Trump campaign? Brennan and Clapper and Comey have an awful lot to answer.

Seeing Red said...
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MayBee said...

Today I am so very happy Lindsey Graham exists.

Achilles said...

Fen said...
"This, above all, is why Barr took this job"

Yah I saw that analysis. Apparently we still make men who will champion the Rule of Law.

Ordering my Browncoats to stand down and give Barr manuever space.


Tick.

Tock.

Howard said...

Just like the rest of the guys who didn't get indickeded, Session saved his own ass
When Dronald axed him to obstruction justify.

Birkel said...

More 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."

Birkel said...

And more Sean Davis:

The Mueller report suggests that Trump ordering Comey to investigate the Steele dossier allegations, which Comey swore to a FISA court were true, potentially constituted obstruction of justice. You can't make this up. This entire investigation was a farce.

https://twitter.com/seanmdav

Seeing Red said...

Big C or little c it’s true, but we should have known.

Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zone . . . Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual - uninvolved, uninformed."

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

the difference between Capital-C Chuck and lowercase-c chuck.

Who still has trouble with that? Only one is making sense.

Original Mike said...

"Man, is Inga stupid. She really is claiming victory?"

She's not stupid, she's dishonest. If she really believed her own shit do you think she would have absented herself today? No way in hell.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

I'm curious what Ann thinks of the leftwing media circus.

Browndog said...

Fen said..

Or we're going to be reacting to another attack that we allowed to happen month after month after month.

That's why the liberal agenda marches forward unabated no matter how many republicans we vote into office.

Seal the bulkhead, engage the bilge pumps= a great and glorious victory for our side!

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

The media are clinging to "Obstruction". It's all they have. They cannot quite reflect on the reality, so they spin spin spin.

The narrative must never die. Democracy dies in darkness.

narciso said...

toobin repeated a similar mistake that a Jaworski did re the manager of san diego, 16 years ago,


https://twitter.com/Doranimated/status/1118882115377094657

Original Mike said...

"Such a dissappointment. [Sessions] was expected to be a heavy hitter."

Not by all of us. I hated that appointment from day one.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Remember when the collective left shit their pants over Sessions.
They assumed he was some sort of loyalist to Trump. LOL.

Idiots.

Birkel said...

Next Republican president-elect has a new strategy thrust onto him/her: Fire everybody three levels down or risk this sort of coup attempt again.

Chuck said...

bagoh20 said...
Can you imagine Hillary or Obama allowing such an investigation aimed at them to go on for two years unimpeded as Trump has, and then claim zero executive privilege?
...


Actually, that is pretty much what happened with President Bill Clinton and the Whitewater/Starr investigations. There wasn't much room for Clinton to claim executive privilege as Nixon did, but of course there was the decision in the case of Jones v. Clinton in which some elements of executive privilege (which were roundly defeated in the federal courts) were litigated. But no escape for Bill Clinton.

Xmas said...

Trumpit: "I fervently hope that the fraudster is impeached and removed from office before it's too late. It's called checks and balances."


If Congress tries to impeach Trump later this year or early next, it will only bolster his re-election chances in November 2020. First, a Republican Senate will never vote to Impeach a Republican President based on these obstruction of justice charges. Second, it would open up most of the anti-Trump witnesses to cross examination, under oath and under camera.

Birkel said...
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BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Trump never obstructed the probe. BUT - Trump looked just like the Covington teen, so - you know. Guilty guilty guilty.

Birkel said...
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Birkel said...

So, in no way does the word "allowing" come into play in the proposed counterexample offered by Chuck, fopdoodle extraordinaire.

Quasi-reasoning by quasi-lawyers is always quasi-fun to read.

MayBee said...

Well, Bill Clinton isn't Hillary or Obama either.

But the fact that the Starr report came to pretty much nothing should have warned us off resurrecting a special investigator.
People have to make a political case to get themselves elected rather than trying to take out their opponent.

walter said...

Great accompaniment to Pilates:
Amazon’s audiobook of the Mueller report has an Orwellian price ta

Howard said...

That's how the "collective left" got too Sessions, Miss B-Cubed

Achilles said...

This country has until democrats/cuck GOPe republicans win an election to restore the Rule of Law and convince me we ALL have equal justice under the law again.

These traitors are dealt with and the uniparty will never lord over us again.

Flake and Weld will go first.

PackerBronco said...

Mueller on Obstruction: "We can't say that there was and we can't say that there wasn't. But there's been talk!"

Empty-Head Libs: See! See!
====

This is beyond parody.

Jim at said...

Once again, this would be a perfect time for the people who've been wrong about this entire investigation to shut up.

Yet ....

Achilles said...

Fen said...

I hope that whatever happened to Sessions comes to light.

Such a dissappointment. He was expected to be a heavy hitter.


I disagree with Sessions on so many things. I hated his appointment, but I held out hopes he wouldn't be a pussy.

Then he turned into a pussy. Then he enforced all the things I disagree with him on like civil forfeiture.

Disappointment is not the right word.

Sessions turned out to be the worst appointment Trump could have reasonably made AND Sessions managed to convince me he is part of the swamp.

walter said...

To add to Howie's extract:
Trump allegedly said that “Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency. It takes years and years and I won’t be able to do anything. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me.”
--
That's just craaazzyyy...right?

Drago said...

Jerrold Nadler Rl"republican" Chuck: "Actually, that is pretty much what happened with President Bill Clinton and the Whitewater/Starr investigations."

One would normally expect a supposed lawyer to understand the pre-1999 Independent Counsel laws and implications vs the post-1999 Special Counsel rules and implications.

Further, we had evidence then and later that Bill Clinton directed underlings to do as he did: lie under oath.

But then I remember LLR Chuck is a self-admitted smear merchant, completely operationally aligned with the far left, and is happy to lie about Trump if thats what it takes to avoid "disatrous" republican political victories.

And then everything LLR Chuck vomits up on the blog makes perfect sense.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Buzzfeed already caught lying

Bay Area Guy said...

I like this question by Fen:

"Is this really a Victory? Or did we just salvage an Orderly Retreat from a Complete Rout."

It's more of the latter.

The Left craves power. With it, they can then undo the American experiment. That's their chief aim.

In a few months, this episode will be in the rearview mirror, and the Left will move on to the next hysteria. I have no idea if the Inspector General Horowitz and/or AG Barr will bring the Deep Staters to account. Maybe they will, maybe not.

Regardless, it's gonna be a close election in 2020. Ultimately, let's say the economy goes south, and the Dems defeat Trump at the ballot box. They will sing and dance in the streets, and this sorry episode will fade away. They will get to do their thing with glee and fervor.

So, this is more of an orderly retreat. The battle over the next SCOTUS judge will be a major skirmish, the election will be a war.

My 2 cents, could be wrong.

Birkel said...

Drago,

It is my understanding that the most up to date appellation for Chuck is quasi-Republican.
Also, he's a quasi-attorney.
And he's no longer a smear merchant, per se; he's quasi-truthful.

I'm a fan of the oldies but goodies.
But the newer descriptions are just as good.

Birkel said...

It will be a war between two sides.
And one of those sides will no longer be fragged from their own quasi-allies.
The quasi-Republicans are now openly declared on the other side.

Jim at said...

Trump CANNOT be exonerated of Obstruction of Justice

In other words, guilty until proven innocent.

Cupid. Stunt.

walter said...

Trump's coming to Green Bay on the 27th.
Fire up that Audi, Meadehouse.
Might be..interesting.

FullMoon said...

Barr said more than once that "no American" colluded with Russia.

Let's Clintons team off the hook.

Birkel said...

FullMoon,

But he didn't mention the Ukrainians.
So not so fast, my friend.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Birkel said...
Next Republican president-elect has a new strategy thrust onto him/her: Fire everybody three levels down or risk this sort of coup attempt again.


Yep. Preach it brother!

Also, Maybee was gentle but I'll be blunt. Chuck can't EVER answer something straight up because he has very poor comprehension. Or he actually thinks Hillary was president. Hard to know which is more likely.

Fen said...

Hey Cuck, your hero Steele needs you to loan him those "principles"

"Even Politico notes the irony of a guy who used to pass documents to the DOJ every few weeks now claiming that Sacred Honor forbids him from cooperating with the DOJ."

I'm sure he will have her back by 2am. And that you won't mind.

Skippy Tisdale said...

"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."

That's it, Chuck? That's the best you've got? I'll tell you right now, it's not gonna get you laid.

Birkel said...

Skippy Tisdale made me laugh.
One gold star, sir!

Big Mike said...

Inga reminds me of flat-earthers. You show them pictures taken from space that clearly shows the curvature of the earth, heck even show them the curvature of the earth from high-flying airplanes, and they tell you that it just proves their case. Show them pictures of the earth from the Apollo missions and the snicker and tell you that it’s obviously all faked and how could I fall for such an obvious piece of fakery. The only difference between Inky and flat earthers is what they are deluded about.

Skippy Tisdale said...

"“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"

Odd, I had heard that Mueller did not attend today's press conference.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

I came here just to laugh at Inga. She did not disappoint.

She never tires of beclowning herself.

LOL!

Fen said...

It will be a war between two sides. And one of those sides will no longer be fragged from their own quasi-allies. The quasi-Republicans are now openly declared on the other side.

Quasi? Quisling. Quisli-Republicans. Hat tip AceOfSpades

noun: quislings
a traitor who collaborates with an enemy force occupying their country

"When we defeat an enemy, we tend to their wounded and treat prisoners of war humanely. But traitors? Traitors we hang" - Fenrisulven 10:6

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

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.

4/18/19, 10:46 AM

Come now, trad guy. You know her better than that.

She will never admit anything. She'll double and triple down on stupid rather than admit the media lied for years and she eagerly swallowed every bit of offal she was fed.

narciso said...

Well now that clown show is over:
https://clarionproject.org/exclusive-maryland-mosque-arrested-led-prayers/

Nonapod said...

The whole idea of "not ruling out" or not being able to "exonerate" Trump of some hypothetical crime is about as absurd as it gets. Under that rubric you can pretty much imply anything.

For example, we don't have proof that congressman Jerry Nadler molested a little boy in 1987, but we can't rule it out.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Inga...Allie Oop said...
Boom, there it is. I TOLD YOU SO, YOU STUPID FOOLS.

Uh oh, Inga's moved to ALL CAPS!

She's screaming at us now - just like the bag lady I saw standing on the corner of Water St. and Wisconsin Ave. this morning, spit running down her chin....

Inga, was that you?

traditionalguy said...

Saying no Americans colluded with Russia does not rule out Kenyan born Americans colluding with the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to search the NSA data banks and plant spies into Trump's Campaign and document their acceptance of offers of Russian tranches of Hillary's bleach-bitted e-mails that proved her total corruption.

And for some reason RBG has gone silent and has no opinion on anything. Not even the murder of her supposed friend Scalia.

FullMoon said...

For example, we don't have proof that congressman Jerry Nadler molested a little boy in 1987, but we can't rule it out.

Pretty sure rumor has it that it was Shiff, not Nadler.... developing..

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Inga said...

Well you Trumpists, soon there will be an end to your Trump worship, with the end of the investigation and when the results are revealed for the entire world to see. I just hope you all won’t have some mental breakdown over what will happen. The Nation will survive, but I’m not so sure some of your psyches will.

2/3/18, 11:40 PM


Karma, Inga. Sweet, sweet Karma.

Fen said...

Trumpit: "I fervently hope that the fraudster is impeached and removed from office before it's too late. It's called checks and balances"

Heh. We're getting a lecture about checks and balances from a Marxist POS who just supoorted a soft coup against the legitimately elected President of the United States.

And the effect of his little speech?

Everyone is checking their cards to see if that makes BINGO.

Trumpit, you have zero credibility. Do you prefer silk or hemp? I'm still learning my knots, so no promises you traitors will go quickly.

#SorryNotSorry


eddie willers said...

quasi-Republican

Nothing will top Vichy Chuck.

Fen said...

"I like this question by Fen"

Thanks. I have my moments. Once per season. So I'm done till June.

Still have to find a quasi-virgin though, whatever the fuck that is.

Tank said...

A good day for America.

EDH said...

Althouse said
Barr is about to speak. But it's time for my Pilates lesson, so you're on your own for now.


Althouse is washing her hands of the matter, in the fashion of Pontius Pilates?

Henry said...

EDH said...

Althouse is washing her hands of the matter, in the fashion of Pontius Pilates?

At least she wasn't going to Barre class.

* * *

Frankly, "I have other things to do" seems like the rational response.

It's like the bad excuse for an unwanted date request: "Uh, Thursday's no good. I have to wash my hair."

Fen said...

Browndog: That's why the liberal agenda marches forward unabated no matter how many republicans we vote into office. Seal the bulkhead, engage the bilge pumps= a great and glorious victory for our side!

It makes me happy that so many of you already see this.

I go forth less grumpy this day. Thank you.

Lawrence Person said...

My two cents worth.

Not that anyone is going to read this far down the thread...

BUMBLE BEE said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
A further disappointment for the trolls, this time from Groucho. "Why everyone knows there is no sanity clause". Or from Peter... "I won't grow up, I don't wanna go to school".

Birkel said...

Quasi-virgin.
Quasi-Republican.
Quasi-lawyer.

They're all the same person.

Quasi-, by the way, was fopdoodle extraordinaire Chuck's claim for what Trump had done. Quasi-collusion. Quasi-criminal. Quasi-conspiracy.

Chuck may be Shepherd Smith, btw. That cuck's show is a thing to behold.

Birkel said...

Reading it, Lawrence Person.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Lawrence Person - you got it.

Sean Davis:
As you watch the media respond to news that even St. Mueller himself found zero Russian conclusion, keep in mind that they are cultists in the throes of a full-blown delusional disorder. In their minds, all evidence against their conspiracy theories only proves the conspiracy.

Bingo.

Fen said...

Lawrence, good read. And you spotlighted some hilarious reactions to the release of the report. Thanks for the effort.

Keep your eyes open for Bulwark Bill. I'm certain he won't disappoint.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

This is my favorite Inga-Hivemind delusion run up to the St. Mueller.

Inga once insisted...

"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."

After Mueller, Inga says:

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

Serious clinical delusion on steroids.

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