May 10, 2020

"The completely dishonest editing by Chuck Todd..."

111 comments:

Mike Sylwester said...

Political hacks gotta hack.

Jon Ericson said...

"Journalism"

Matt said...

I mean it’s Jon Stewart Daily Show levels of deceptive editing, but without the be war of being a comedy show to paper over the dishonesty of it all.

MountainMan said...

The last time I saw Meet the Press Lawrence Spivak was the host. Chick Todd is no Lawrence Spivak.

Darrell said...

Lord, smite the Left.
Good and hard.

Narayanan said...

Inapt and inept response by Barr.

No heh heh

Yancey Ward said...

Wow. That is simply astonishing dishonesty on the part of Chuck Todd. He literally claimed Barr didn't say the words that Todd omitted in the editing choice.

For those too lazy to actually listen to both clips- Barr is asked how history will judge his decision to drop the Flynn case- Barr answers that history is written by the winners, but that he thinks a fair historian will judge it as a just decision because it was a good application of the rule of law. Todd completely omits the second part, and just plays the first part about history being written by the winners, and then proceeds to attack that as cynical (it is cynical, but in exactly the opposite direction that Todd implies), and that it is why Barr dropped the case- that Barr sees himself as the winner writing the history here.

Just jaw-dropping levels of dishonesty in that. Todd is a guy with literally zero integrity. This isn't a case of misinterpreting what Barr said- it is literally lying about it.

MayBee said...

You have to wonder *why* he would go to such great lengths to deceive his audience.

stevew said...

What I don't get is this: with today's technology it is supremely difficult to pass this along with the spin and positioning Todd attempts here. He, and his dishonest tactics, is so easily exposed as fraudulent. He'd be better off burying the entire interview.

MayBee said...

I was just watching NBC Nightly News about Pence, Fauci, and a few others quarantine themselves to various levels because the VP's press secretary has tested positive for Corona virus. So they said Pence is laying low this weekend, but the other three are "following the science" to fully quarantine themselves for a while. Then they said the VP is tested EVERY DAY.

So if being tested every day is not enough to allow someone to be out and about, when are we ever going to be able to get out from under this thing? Does Science have an answer for that?

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Yancey Ward said...

SteveW,

Todd doesn't care about his reputation. A person who did care wouldn't tell such a provable lie in public like that. It is a kind of superpower, I suppose- the ability to lie shamelessly and continuously. Chuck Todd and Adam Schiff, separated at birth.

Crimso said...

Screw Any Functioning Adult for President. What we need is Any Functioning Adult to be journalists.

Rory said...

No reason to even pay attention to our news people, is there?

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Assistant Village Idiot said...

Pretending to be conservative is just another flavor of liberal.

I grant that conservatives often bark up the wrong tree and/or don't make a lot of sense. But liberals are so dishonest to the core - or they ignore the blatant dishonesty for tribal reasons - that there is simply not much argument anymore.

As new information leaks out, drop by drop, how's that scandal-free presidency going? The usual pattern is that five years from now liberals will be admitting "Oh, of course everyone knew it wasn't entirely true at the time, but..." and more catchphrases like MoveOn and MeToo will be started, to provide shelter for those who need lies.

David Begley said...

New boss at NBC. He should fire Chuck Todd.

zipity said...


Chuck Todd = POS

Assistant Village Idiot said...

@ crimso - Good point

Wince said...

Unsurprising.

After all, urgent orders did go out to the “Obama Alumni Association”.

Lending new meaning to the term “full court press”.

Danno said...

As new information leaks out, drop by drop, how's that scandal-free presidency going?

Not a smidgen.

Mrs. X said...

I clicked the Twitter link. The overwhelming majority of replies agree with CT and trash Kayleigh. People are bathing in media slime and believe what they are told like good little children. We are so fucked.

Wince said...

Chuck Todd is attempting to write the false history of the Trump administration.

While Bill Barr is attempting to right the false history of the Obama administration.

Jon Ericson said...

Not sure

YoungHegelian said...

Sooner or later, this COVID shit will pass & people will remember we have a presidential election coming on. COVID is damaging the Democratic ability to build a campaign more than it's damaging the incumbent Trump's abilities.

Concurrent with the exoneration of Gen. Flynn is the realization by a growing fraction of the electorate that RussiaGate was a big lie/farce from the get-go, and the players knew it. What only Righty Wing Nuts (like many of here Chez Althouse, I'm proud to say) were claiming in May 2017 is now openly said by even the mainstream media.

This is a growing disaster for the Dems. They don't have time for finesse. It's a full court press to shape the narrative by all means, fair & foul. Mostly foul. Expect it to get even worse.

bagoh20 said...

If you wonder how half the country could be so clueless, well here it is. That plus the fact that if given the opportunity to be told the truth would opt to avoid it anyway. It would make them wrong about everything. kind of like when a few people here get excited about Corona deaths spiking, but fight and dismiss any good news of those numbers dropping. It seems that avoiding having to admit being even a little wrong about something is the highest goal, even if being wrong means people will survive, your President is not a Russian asset, or the planet is not going to burn up unless we destroy ourselves. Do you realize what it means if you actually are right? At least hope for us to live, to be free, to not accept corruption and railroading of innocent people. Don't be fucking ghouls.

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Bay Area Guy said...

AG Bill Barr 42, Chuck Todd 6

Bill Barr is a National treasure.

David Begley said...

Todd is just like people backing Biden even though he’s senile. They don’t care about the facts or truth. They just make it up or distort. Dems don’t care about how Todd edited the interview. The point is to slime Barr so when Durham indicts Brennan, Comey et alia they can say it is all political and contrary to the rule of law.

Bob Boyd said...

Chuck is giving his viewers what they want. Facts literally do not matter to them. They don't go there for facts. They go their to feel morally superior and like they on the side of good in some historic struggle.

Jon Ericson said...

You're Soaking in it

stevew said...

I suppose you are correct Yancey Ward. Sad. I would fire him were he to work for me. Even if I was in favor of what he is trying to do, he's not doing the job in a competent and effective manner.

Bob Boyd said...

People watch Chuck Todd for the same reason people go to church.
People don't go to church for facts. They go to renew their faith.
Chuck Todd is a television evangelist.

Josephbleau said...

I’m waiting for one of the most craven of news anchors to claim she knew all along it was fake and call out her pals for being dishonest, to get distance from the collapse.

AZ Bob said...

When Barr said history is written by the winners, I don’t think he was assuming his side was going to be the winner. He was acknowledging the power of dishonest media such as Chuck Todd. It was meant as an insult to his interviewer.

I have not seen the media show any interest in reporting on the wrongdoing of the FBI in the Flynn case. I hope the trial judge refers the prosecutorial misconduct to the State Bar.

Bay Area Guy said...

Maria Bartiromo is a National treasure.

Good interview with Sidney Powell, if you ain't getting what you need from hapless Chuck Todd.

Birkel said...

Althouse is starting to see the full picture.
It's lies all the way down.
Democratics think she (and millions like her) want to be duped.

Let's watch the Gell-Mann Amnesia onset.

Bob Boyd said...

It was a loaded question to begin with. The facts didn't matter to the woman who asked the question.

bagoh20 said...

This rewriting by Todd proves Barr's point and validates his cynicism, but Todd and his audience are too dumb to see that. This has been the dynamic with a lot of the fake news versus Trump battles. The media prove the very thing they are dismissing.

Lewis Wetzel said...

I wouldn't pay any attention to what people say on Twitter. Twitter is regularly used by a small minority of Americans, mostly in media, and its traffic is heavily influenced by a small number of users who leverage their numbers to appear both more numerous than they are and more representative of popular opinion.
But Twitter doesn't want you to know this.
And the people who take Twitter numbers seriously want to believe very badly that they finally have a useful metric for measuring the effects of advertising.

PM said...

Lewis Wetzel
Unfolds the pretzel

Tommy Duncan said...

Just another day at the office at the Ministry of Truth for Chuck Todd.

hawkeyedjb said...

"Chuck Todd" and "dishonest" go well together in the same sentence. It has a natural rhythm, like Chocolate and Pudding or Soup and Sandwich. Built Ford Tough. Built Chuck Todd Dishonest.

Bob Boyd said...
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I'm Full of Soup said...

BAG:

Bartiromo's Sunday morning show at 10AM on FNC is the only Sunday show worth watching.

William said...

It was an unfair edit, but that's not the half of it. Todd just blandly ignored all the missteps and prevarications of the FBI and of the people who had come on his show and flat out lied....I was watching that segment. I would have expected something better from Peggy Noonan......Nixon made my personal Bartlett's when he said that history is written by the historians. The historians or, anyway, the ones who win Pultizers are the same people who write columns for the WaPo and NYT. It will be another hundred years--at least--before Nixon or Trump get a fair history written about them. See Alexander Hamilton, Ulysses Grant, and Woodrow Wilson.

bagoh20 said...

I don't like twitter either, and I've never used my account, but it's more important than most of the media outlets. It's how the President communicates with the country. The rest of the media is really just telling us what's going on on twitter. What a sweet gig. You just repeat what other people write, and comment on it. The media outlets are just like blogs, but with monolithic opinions and writers much less informed and interesting than this blog for sure.

Temujin said...

Chuck Todd long ago took over the mantle as the face of todays smug, sophomoric, and frankly, not very smart media heads. He's a bottom feeder. He's as interested in truthful reporting as a Muslim is in a pork roast.

This is a horrendous use of this cut. The actual statement is nowhere near useable for Chuck's purposes, so like a good Soviet, or Nazi (take your pick, they both did this successfully) Chuck edits this as if he's doing SNL, while prancing around as the Political Editor for NBC News. Which, as I think about it, is the pretty much the same title Goebbels had.

Chuck was not the only reason I quit watching anything to do with NBC News years ago. Let's just say he was the final straw. They are bottom feeders. They are the network of not only Chuck Todd, but Al Sharpton and others that make my ears bleed.

This is embarrassing and should be slammed back at him for weeks.

Martha said...

Peggy Noonan is a Never Trumper—that is why she represents the Republican side on Todd’s Meet the Press.

Bay Area Guy said...

Has Chuck Todd interviewed Tara Reade yet?

Someone call me when he does. Until then, I'm out gardening.

Michael K said...


Bartiromo's Sunday morning show at 10AM on FNC is the only Sunday show worth watching.


Yup. I don't watch TV and especially not the Chris Wallace show but I will watch Maria once in a while.

They should give her FNS but the Murdoch boys are working toward coolie status.

rcocean said...

Poor ol' peggy noonan. She sounds like she's ready for the old folks home, and doesn't seem to really care what's going in this new-fangled 21st century full of vulgar people.

Narayanan said...

Blogger Bob Boyd said...
It was a loaded question to begin with. The facts didn't matter to the woman who asked the question.
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which is why I said Inapt and inept response by Barr.

The new press secretary should hold training sessions for all Trump spokesters

narciso said...


F chuck is useless so are nearly all these shows

https://mobile.twitter.com/Techno_Fog/status/1259582006784032770

rcocean said...

Chuck Todd said Trump had "blood on his hands" a couple of weeks ago, but everyone is just shocked - shocked - that Todd would deceptive edit a tape to make Barr look bad. The whole MTP hour was nothing more than a bash Trump fest, just like it always is. After playing the lying clip of Barr, Todd added "its almost as if Barr was admitting the whole decision was political" which of course the clip did NOT show in anyway.

Anyway, look for everyone to be SHOCKED next month when Todd lies, AGAIN.

pacwest said...

I guess I should find the idiocy of the left alarming, but I can't help being amused by it all. I guess it is more like them telling me 2+2=5 than "Winston how many fingers do you see?".

I don't believe the morons are numerous, just vocal.

rcocean said...

I loved todd's comment we "Lead the world in CV-19 cases". Yeah, because we have 320 million people, and NYC is a mess. In terms of deaths/million we're about 50% of France and the UK. And if you took out NJ/NY/Mass it'd be about 35% of France/Uk.

Browndog said...

Lewis Wetzel said...

I wouldn't pay any attention to what people say on Twitter.


Twitter is where almost all news originates. I figured that out a couple years ago.

I don't use my account ever, but if you read a few select twitter pages you'll have all the days news from dozens of sources in minutes.

Inga said...

Speaking of being dishonest, Mary McCord has a few things to say about how Barr’s dishonesty is misleading millions of Americans.

Bill Barr Twisted My Words in Dropping the Flynn Case. Here’s the Truth.
The F.B.I.’s interview of Mr. Flynn was constitutional, lawful and for a legitimate counterintelligence purpose.

By Mary B. McCord
Ms. McCord was an acting assistant attorney general for national security at the Justice Department from 2016 to 2017.


“That report, commonly referred to as a “302,” is an interesting read. It vividly describes disagreements between leadership of the Justice Department and the F.B.I. about how to handle the information we had learned about Mr. Flynn’s calls with the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and, more specifically, Mr. Flynn’s apparent lies about those calls to incoming Vice President Mike Pence.

But the report of my interview is no support for Mr. Barr’s dismissal of the Flynn case. It does not suggest that the F.B.I. had no counterintelligence reason for investigating Mr. Flynn. It does not suggest that the F.B.I.’s interview of Mr. Flynn — which led to the false-statements charge — was unlawful or unjustified. It does not support that Mr. Flynn’s false statements were not material. And it does not support the Justice Department’s assertion that the continued prosecution of the case against Mr. Flynn, who pleaded guilty to knowingly making material false statements to the FBI, “would not serve the interests of justice.

Without constitutional or statutory violations grounding its motion, the Barr-Shea motion makes a contorted argument that Mr. Flynn’s false statements and omissions to the F.B.I. were not “material” to any matter under investigation. Materiality is an essential element that the government must establish to prove a false-statements offense. If the falsehoods aren’t material, there’s no crime.

The department concocts its materiality theory by arguing that the F.B.I. should not have been investigating Mr. Flynn at the time they interviewed him. The Justice Department notes that the F.B.I. had opened a counterintelligence investigation of Mr. Flynn in 2016 as part of a larger investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian efforts to interfere with the presidential election. And the department notes that the F.B.I. had intended to close the investigation of Mr. Flynn in early January 2017 until it learned of the conversations between Mr. Flynn and Mr. Kislyak around the same time.”

rcocean said...

Generally speaking out of the 4 journalist round-table, MTP will have ONE "conservative". Look through the listing for sept 2019 to May 2020, that "Conservative" has been:

David French (Never trumper)
Peggy Noonan (never trumper)
David Brooks (never Trumper)
Jonah Goldberg (never Trumper)
Hugh Hewitt (Sometime Trump supporter)
Rich Lowry (Sometime Trump supporter)

Inga said...

“Discounting the broader investigation and the possibility of Russian direction or control over Mr. Flynn, the department’s motion myopically homes in on the calls alone, and because it views those calls as “entirely appropriate,” it concludes the investigation should not have been extended and the interview should not have taken place.

The account of my interview in 2017 doesn’t help the department support this conclusion, and it is disingenuous for the department to twist my words to suggest that it does. What the account of my interview describes is a difference of opinion about what to do with the information that Mr. Flynn apparently had lied to the incoming vice president, Mr. Pence, and others in the incoming administration about whether he had discussed the Obama administration’s sanctions against Russia in his calls with Mr. Kislyak. Those apparent lies prompted Mr. Pence and others to convey inaccurate statements about the nature of the conversations in public news conferences and interviews.”

From link above.

bagoh20 said...

William makes the substantial point that the lies and corruption which are really beyond dispute at this point were only made possible by the likes of Todd running cover and refusing to do their job for the sake of politics. What a sad time for understanding and wisdom.

rcocean said...

Twitter is where you can see what Trump says. Its absolutely absurd that you can click on a "Trump lashes out" article in the NYT or Wapo and read 5 paragraphs before you realize all the reporter did was read Trump's Tweet.

Ridiculous!

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

It was a stupid question, maybe a clown question. History isn’t an Olympian ruling handed down, a final judgment of the past. History is the study of politics, and Chuck Todd is spewing historical bullshit.

narciso said...

As head of the national security division mccord vouched for clearly fraudulent fisa warrant which continued for three intervals that is a violation of section 13 of the act, what difference does it make.

rcocean said...

Who cares if Flynn lied to the VP? What does that have to do with Flynn being railroaded by the FBI and having his life destroyed? He didn't plead guilty to lying to the VP!

You characters always want to go down some irrelevant rat-hole. Which reminds me that I have rats in my basement, which I need to take care of. Adios.

narciso said...


What else id happening

https://news.grabien.com/wire-us-deploys-b-1bs-warships-south-china-sea-china-nationalists

Jon Ericson said...

Oh shit, can Howard and Ken be far behind?
Maybe a Cookie or Freder?
Place your bets.

narciso said...

Confidence is high, news is a dumpster fire of rumor and out right lies, known documentation like the 53 affidavits are ignored

Vance said...

Inga is apparently totally fine with her sides reporters going Goebbels and literally lying and misleading people. She has nothing to say about Chris Todd. And her screed about the 302 is silent about the proven fact that the FBI deliberately altered Gen Flynn’s testimony.

How about it Inga? Is there anything wrong with your side falsifying evidence and statements of Republicans and then lying about it in order to attack those Republicans for the lies the left made up? Or is that a ok because Goebbels tactics are just fine to promote the left?

bagoh20 said...

The FBI said there was no evidence against Flynn and no case, until Peter Stzok needed an insurance policy and insisted they go against their own investigation's evidence. Even Comey couldn't say under oath that Flynn lied, and he sure wanted to.

Inga, you have been believing your sources for 4 years now, and they have been making a fool of you over and over again. Why do keep falling for that? You can see right here with Todd what they do to fool you. Do you think this is the only time? Do you want to be wrong or right, because listening to people who you know lie to you like Todd just did is not helping you.

narciso said...

The crowdstrike report was hot garbage, which puts the assange and stone prosecutions in question,

Birkel said...

You can always count on Royal ass Inga to ignore the under oath admissions of all the Obama officials in which they admitted there was no evidence of any Trump-Russian anything. Not one thing. Not a single link. Nothing.

True believers make themselves stupid. It's an active process.

narciso said...


Detail:

https://mobile.twitter.com/GregRubini/status/1259622782268252169

MayBee said...

It's none of McCord's business if Flynn lied to Pence.

Do we really want the FBI to get involved in the discussions of administration officials?

Chris Lopes said...

"Chuck is giving his viewers what they want."

All three of them?

MayBee said...

. It does not suggest that the F.B.I. had no counterintelligence reason for investigating Mr. Flynn. It does not suggest that the F.B.I.’s interview of Mr. Flynn — which led to the false-statements charge — was unlawful or unjustified.

Here's the real question: Does it affirmatively state there was a valid counterintelligence reason to investigate Flynn? Does it affirm the FBI's interview of Flynn was justified?

This is America. We aren't supposed to have the legal system brought down on us because there's no suggestion something wasn't happening.

Bob Boyd said...

Good timing that the Flynn revelations come out at the same time as Netflix released their limited series 'Waco'.
If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.

Original Mike said...

Blogger stevew said..."What I don't get is this: with today's technology it is supremely difficult to pass this along with the spin and positioning Todd attempts here."

It pretty much tells you everything you need to know about his audience.

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Chris Lopes said...

Inga, I have not changed my opinion that Trump is an ass clown. That said, the FBI questioned Flynn about a phone call they already had a recording of. They were not seeking information, they were trying to entrap him. They broke a number of their own rules to set him up, including having the 302 report altered by someone who wasn't in on the interview and not informing the White House council before hand. They then hid all this from Flynn's legal team. That's called prosecutorial miss conduct. Cases are frequently (and rightfully) dismissed on such grounds.

As much as I dislike Trump, I dislike the idea of government bureaucrats beleaving they have a veto over who occupies the oval office even more. If Mueller after 2 years and 20 million dollars couldn't find anything prosecutable, I'm inclined to believe there wasn't anything there. Keep in mind that I wouldn't have minded Trump being guilty as soon on this, but reality refused to cooperate.

Bob Boyd said...

@Chris Lopes

You can't reason someone out of something they weren't reasoned into in the first place.

TJM said...

Inga, like Todd, is a nitwit.

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Rick said...

Yancey Ward said...
Todd doesn't care about his reputation. A person who did care wouldn't tell such a provable lie in public like that.


Everything makes sense to the person who making the decisions, you just have to learn to understand their priorities. Todd does care about his reputation but in such a way that these lies don't hurt it. Demonstrating his loyalty to leftism is more valuable to him than honesty.

MayBee said...

Original Mike he's they interviewed Flynn Jan 24 as I suspect you know and were making a point. The investigation was supposed to have been closed in early January but of course we know Strozk said their ineptitude in closing it in time gave them the opportunity to go for a Logan act violation.
Evasive wording from MCCord. Which tells you a lot.

Wince said...

McCord said...
But the report of my interview is no support for Mr. Barr’s dismissal of the Flynn case.

Talk about trying to blow your own importance out of proportion!

The one mention of McCord's interview in the Motion to Dismiss was its use as a secondary source after citation of the FBI's actual "Closing Memo" document, which the motion relied on.

You could strike the reference to transcript of the McCord interview and not affect the persuasiveness of the Motion one iota.

Page 2, second paragraph...

After approximately four months of investigation, however, the FBI “determined that [Mr. Flynn] was no longer a viable candidate as part of the larger Crossfire Hurricane umbrella case” and prepared to close the investigation. Ex. 1 at 3. At some point prior to January 4, 2017, the FBI drafted a “Closing Communication”to effect the termination of the case. See Ex.1; Ex. 3 at 2, FBIFD-302, Interview of Mary McCord, July 17, 2017 (Date of Entry: Aug. 10,2017). This document noted the specific “goal” and predication for the investigation. Ex. 1 at 2. It laid out the numerous searches of holdings and investigative steps that had at each step yielded “no derogatory information” on Mr.Flynn. Ex. 1 at 2-3 (emphasis added); see also id. at 5 (noting “the absence of any derogatory information or lead information”). It stated that the investigation had failed to produce “any information on which to predicate further investigative efforts.” Id.at 3 (emphases added). And it noted that no interview of Mr.Flynn was required “as part of the case closing procedure,” before concluding: “The FBI is closing this investigation.” The document also stated: “If new information is identified or reported to the FBI regarding the activities of CROSSFIRE RAZOR, the FBI will consider reopening the investigation if warranted.” Id.at 4. The document had not been approved, however, as of January 4, 2017. See Ex. 7 at 1-2,FBI Electronic Communications and Lync Messages (1/4/17; 1/23/17; 1/24/17; 2/10/17)

bagoh20 said...

Chris,

I appreciate your integrity about the truth, but why would you want the President to be guilty of such a thing. That would be a terrible revelation. I wouldn't want that to be true of any President, no matter who he was, and that's one of the things that doesn't make sense to me about Trump hate. OK, he's not your choice for the job, but that should be based on what he has actually done. To want him to be worse than he actually is is an ultra-partisan position that I don't think you really mean. Your adherence to the truth doesn't jive with that.

Birkel said...

@Chris Lopes

Thank you for coming in second in the Gell-Mann Amnesia sweepstakes. However Royal ass Inga already won top prizes.

Let me guess. Your opinion that Trump is an ass clown was formed by listening to the MSM? Reading the MSM? And that's the same MSM that has uncritically aired the lies of the FBI/CIA that you now admit? The same MSM that lies about quotes on Meet the Press?

Still, second place, bro.

Jon Ericson said...

In most cases

pacwest said...

but reality refused to cooperate.

Just ignore it then. Make something up. Lie if you have to. Greater good and all that.

Wince said...

What you have in McCord is an Obama holdover trying to pass-off her single passing mention as an essential predicate in the DOJ Motion.

McCord is playing the media headline game now being orchestrated by the Obama Alumni Association. While that strategy worked for them for the last several years, it's starting to run out of gas.

On top of that, McCord's writing, quoted by Inga, is not persuasive:

The department concocts its materiality theory by arguing that the F.B.I. should not have been investigating Mr. Flynn at the time they interviewed him. The Justice Department notes that the F.B.I. had opened a counterintelligence investigation of Mr. Flynn in 2016 as part of a larger investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian efforts to interfere with the presidential election. And the department notes that the F.B.I. had intended to close the investigation of Mr. Flynn in early January 2017 until it learned of the conversations between Mr. Flynn and Mr. Kislyak around the same time.”

The election was over. Flynn was already named National Security Advisor. He was speaking to his counterpart in Russia.

Birkel said...

The word 'possible' is the tell.
Under oath they all admitted they had no evidence.
None.

But it was possible.
Tiny flying cows could fly out of my ass.
Possible.

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iowan2 said...

Mary McCord, Acting, assistant deputy, attorney general, has a legal opinion? And? The actual AG trumps the past Acting....whatever. As already noted, the Acting....whatever approved FISA applications, that lacked the documentations, she was supposed to be verifying. In short the Acting....whatever, lacks the legal acuity to carryout basic legal grunt work. Or she is just corrupt and lies to the public without shame. A fact we know from testimony under oath recently declassified, and make public, that Obama administration officials lied to the public often.
Mary McCord would must likely have an opinion matching AG Barr's opinion, if she was under oath.
All of these documents providing a solid timeline are making the spin masters look stupid on a daily basis.
We all know the FBI, and other pertinent agencies failed to find any derogatory information on Gen Flynn, on Jan 4, 2020. The phone call in question happened the last week of December, 2019.
About that phone call? Who briefed Obama? Yates, Comey, Brennen, Clapper, all testified, under oath, they knew nothing of the phone call. Who exactly briefed Obama?
We also know Biden, was in on all the small group meetings, in the White House, led by Obama. stage managing the theater production of "Russia Collusion". When is an actual journalist going to ask Biden, what did he know and when did he know it? I answer my own question. There are no journalist, Just hacks pushing a political narrative, like F Chuck Todd

iowan2 said...

Sorry wrong dates. Jan of 2017, and Dec 2016

heyboom said...

Played golf today and had a brief flare-up with one of my foursome. I used the term Wuhan virus and this is what followed:

Him: "Wuhan? Oh, you're like Trump and Fox News".

Me: "You know who else was calling it Wuhan virus in the beginning? Every single media outlet in the country."

Him: "No they didn't!"

THAT is the reason the Chuck Todd's of the world serve up dishonest and manipulative mush to the weak minded left.

Wince said...

Correction (above) it was page 3, paragraph 2 of the DOJ Motion.

Exhibit 1: FBI Closing Communication, page 23.

Exhibit 3: McCord Interview 302, page 31.

https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/6936-michael-flynn-motion-to-dismiss/fa06f5e13a0ec71843b6/optimized/full.pdf

Tom said...

The Flynn interview was the equivalent if the cops have a red light camera show that a driver didn’t run a red light and then when to interview the driver to see if they’d lie about anything related to driving that day.

“Did you fully stop?”

“Well, think I did. I mean, you all have the video.”



“Okay, let’s write up the 302 and say he lied. He has no recording of our conversation so he can’t contest it. Oh, and tell the VP he was lied to so they’ll fire him.”

AZ Bob said...

Yup. I don't watch TV and especially not the Chris Wallace show .... Michael K.

I'm about to give up on Chris Wallace. His coverage today of the Flynn dismissal made no reference to the malfeasance of the Obama prosecutors on the case.

The prosecutors should be sanctioned for their deliberate hiding of evidence. The State Bar should punish their misconduct.

Bay Area Guy said...

The McCord article is a piece of shit. It ignores:

1. The missing origininal 302 of Flynn
2. The texts between Stork and Page where they alter the 302.
3. The tacit threat to nail Flynn Jr for bogus FARA violations
4. That the FBI field guys found no derogatory info on Flynn and closed the case, but then Stork reopened it.

McCord is a shallow stupid woman, bluffing her way in the NYT to resist the Barr Steamroller. Ain't gonna work lady.

Bob Smith said...

Ask Chuck what his wife does for a living.

Birkel said...

AZ Bob,
You are behind the curve.
Give Bartiromo a watch.

Chris Wallace is a fraud.

AZ Bob said...

"What's our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?" reads the note, written by the FBI's then-director of counterintelligence.

Todd said...

One of the worst things about it was that it was such a sophomoric edit! You could see Barr's lips moving but could not hear what he was saying! They couldn't even just cut the video short and go to the next camera shot. They (someone) just muted his audio reply. That is not even jr. H.S. bad editing. The 10 year old kids doing TicToc could do better.

Amadeus 48 said...

I don't watch these shows, but did Peggy Noonan then say, "Chuck, you are a lying sack of shit!"? If not, why not?

These shows are worthless. Chuck Todd is worse than worthless. Like the body's immune system, he is now attacking his own story line in a cytokine storm of attempted narrative enhancement. Chuck, WE HAVE THE TAPE!

Amadeus 48 said...

What happened to Yezhov? He was right there next to Stalin. I just saw the picture. Now he's gone!

tomfromchicago said...

What is even more stunning about Todd's editing, is that by the time MTP aired, the full video had been available for two days on CBS. Did Todd really think that none of his viewers would not have already seen the full interview?

Todd said...

tomfromchicago said...

What is even more stunning about Todd's editing, is that by the time MTP aired, the full video had been available for two days on CBS. Did Todd really think that none of his viewers would not have already seen the full interview?

5/11/20, 7:10 AM


His viewers? Not likely. That would take actual curiosity and a desire to understand the "big picture". The only "big picture" his viewers understand or care to understand is "OrangeManBad".

Bilwick said...

Katie Couric wishes to register a complaint about the suggestion that any respected journalists in the MSM would edit a video in a deceptive way to make a political point.