Eat a bag of dicks, bigot:
Republicans clamored for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s head Monday, demanding he give up his gavel or resign from Congress as part of their campaign of revenge against Democrats who pursued and promoted allegations of collusion between President Donald Trump and the Russian government.
Trump and senior White House aides, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and other allies of the president on Capitol Hill raced to paint the California Democrat as an overeager disciple of a theory debunked by the Justice Department in a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings released Sunday.
Pretty sure I know what Nancy’s response to this will be.
They’re really anxious to make hay before the report is released, aren’t they?
The Moar You Know
One word answer: Benghazi
Another one word answer: Emailz!!!
Funny, isn’t it?
Anyway, Pelosi will give those demands exactly the attention they deserve.
@Geeno: I think in the end it will just end up a polished turd for them.
I expect every Republican to resign for believing Nazis are Very Fine People.
I would like to chip in to buy Chairman Adam Schiff a cane. He could use it to good effect on the chamber floor, I’m sure.
We’re never going to see this report, are we? They’re just going to keep it from us, forever.
I feel like it belongs to us and we should get a copy. If it doesn’t belong to the public who does it belong to? Donald Trump? Barr? It must be ours- it can’t be their property.
Get the ENTIRE PHUCK OUTTA HERE.
Well, this seems pretty mild compared to the Possum Queen. Possum Queen wants to have them all put to death for treason.
What the fuck is this? It’s an entire party comprised of earnest bigots and disingenuous pieces of shit.
I mean, can you imagine the media reaction if Bill Clinton had taken a rah-rah victory lap after the impeachment trial failed?
@geg6: The entire reelection campaign is going to be “THEY tried to take down the president, don’t let THEM get away with it,” isn’t it? It’s truly repellent.
Is that right, Kevin?
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We Democrats will have to steel ourselves against this stuff because the whole press/media world loves Trump, loves Republican bullshit, and definitely does not like Democrats (except those who go on cable shows and criticize other Democrats). It’s going to be a lot harder than it should be to beat Trump in 2020.
West of the Rockies
Can SOMETHING good happen, please?!?
EF leaves us, the Trumplings are all twerking before the cameras, and everything seems kinda shitty at the moment.
@geg6: Ah, I remember when we were all being tut-tutted for using the word “treason” wrt quid-pro-quos with a hostile foreign government.
I expect it to leak if it isn’t released through proper channels.
That wording is so tortured it violates the Geneva convention.
@clay: We should pair that with McCarthy’s on-air “We totally succeeded in damaging Hillary through the Benghazi hearings” quote, too.
@MisterForkbeard: And even though according to the logic being expressed by Republicans TO-FUCKING-DAY the Benghazi investigation coming up with nothing should have entitled Hillary Clinton to moon the cameras and promise gory revenge on all her foes.
Okay… purges? Is it Infrastructure Week again already?
I really fucking hate the media. Nothing was debunked which implies evidence was presented to prove allegations were wrong. The Justice Department summary stated that the report cleared trump but provided no evidence of that. Until the full report is actually released nothing has been debunked.
It’s her little chuckle after “punishable by death” that creeps me out.
@Kay: My money says one of the retiring Dem pols (or their staff) who won’t be seeking relection will leak the full report.
@Vince: Even better, the Justice Department didn’t even say Trump was “cleared” – it said Mueller wasn’t able to establish a good enough case for Russian Conspiracy, and that Barr had decided not to go after Obstruction because of a lack of underlying crime and because Trump did most of his obstruction in public. It even explicitly says it doesn’t exonerate Trump of Obstruction. BARR himself said that.
I’m kind of surprised by how awful the media is on this. I shouldn’t be, but I am.
Tom Udall won’t be running for re-election in 2020.
@germy: “They literally accused the President of the United States of being an agent for a foreign government. That’s equivalent to treason. Thats punishable by death in this country.”
Confused here. Does she mean that the accuser is subject to the death penalty? Because I will uncategorically state that I believe that Donald Trump is an agent of a foreign government. Am I subject to the death penalty?
@MisterForkbeard: I am both surprised and meta-surprised too.
Demanding Schiff give up his gavel or resign from Congress.
Hahahahahaha. Yeah, they can demand all they want, Veruca Salt-like. Willie Wonka, er I mean Nancy Pelosi will send the idea down the garbage chute.
what bothers me the most about the unfolding of events, if Barr has indeed mischaracterized the summation of Mueller’s report, why hasn’t he found himself a podium and simply said so.
@lamh36: I want the entire thing, including the counter-intelligence. If out intel agencies couldn’t save democracy by now, at least we would know why.
@SenyorDave: Translated: “THEY are so insane they wanted to pretend YOUR president was a traitor so they could kill him.”
Tell me why I don’t like Mondays.
What a horrible fucking day this is.
BY the way, WHY DON’T THE DEMOCRATS ASK FOR TRUMP’S APOLOGY FOR EIGHT YEARS OF THE BIRTHER CLAIMS, where that piece of excrement questioned Obama’s legal qualifications for president. I think this would be one time where Obama could make a case for making a comment like “When is Donald Trump going to apologize to my family and the American people.
The election is a long ways away. I expect 4000 more Trump scandals by then. I doubt if there was anyone who was going to base their support for Trump based on what Mueller’s report said. Those who hate him, hate him more every day. Those who love him will support him even if did shoot someone on fifth ave.
A competent member of the media would read that quote back to McCarthy during an interview, then sit quietly and wait for the tumble of backtracks and explanations.
Guessing it’ll never happen.
But her emails!!!
Whoa there. Trump’s too stupid to be an agent. He’s an asset, although one that may not provably be conspiring with a foreign government.
@piratedan: Mueller saw what happened to McCabe, Bharara, etc.
@jeffreyw: make it a sword cane & I’m in. Let’s go back to classical congressional behaviour
@FlipYrWhig: I’m pretty sure she should have done exactly that. Would she be president now if she had? Maybe. But I’d have paid good money to see Chuck Todd have an aneurysm on teevee when she dropped pant suit.
It’s so ironic that they’re going after Schiff since (to me) he has been the most reasonable and open minded of all the Democrats going after Trump. Every time he made a comment he was extremely diplomatic and cautious, and always attached the caveat that “…we should wait for the report to be released before reaching any conclusions…”.
I suspect they want Schiff gone because they know he has the public persona of an honest, intelligent and fair legislator, but the bite of a crocodile.
It ain’t over till it’s over.
They can’t leak the report because they haven’t seen it. Mueller gave it to Barr, and Barr has so far released only his summary. The report would have to be leaked to the Democrats before they could release it to the public. FWIW, the Democrats would not have to leak it; they can officially release any information they want to by publishing it in the Congressional Record.
The media are “awful” because they’re complicit, not inept. Let’s keep bringing that up, making it as explicit as possible.
@Mandalay: They’re terrified of Schiff, full stop.
Not a plausible explanation. Mueller was brought back from retirement to do this job. It’s not as if they can fire him.
I think it’s the bite of a crocodile they’re more worried about than the public persona. They know he isn’t going to let this go.
@Roger Moore: Supposedly the Gang of Eight is getting briefed on the full contents soon. I don’t think they’ll have the actual report, though.
Jim Wright making sense.
@rk: Right — what it shows, though, is that the ENTIRE CAMPAIGN is going to be about inflaming their craziest people into believing that a media-liberal conspiracy is trying to take out their cherished hero.
@Spanky: I can’t tell (and don’t care) if they’re terrified of him. They know he is effective.
The GOP noise machine is going after any and all Dems. On any pretext: valid (not that I think there are any), shaky, or fake.
We have to out campaign them. I see absolutely zero reason why Schiff or anyone on the Dem side should take any of it seriously, other than to be on counter offensive (mooning remaining optional). The claims are bulls**t. But the repub signaling that this will be a drag-down mudfest is real.
I don’t believe we win by also getting full-on filthy, but we can’t just laugh it off, absurd as it is.
Just remember: most of the things that makes us weep, wail and go crazy are total mysteries to the general public. For example: the week of my birthday I lamented that I wasn’t going to get Roger Stone in jail for a present and half of my office said, “Who is Roger Stone?” in honest bewilderment. They don’t know or care about the Mueller report or what Barr said about it or even register the republicans doing victory dances.
Nothing is going to penetrate their blissful ignorance until there are actual impeachment hearings or criminal indictments. Meanwhile, the needle is not moving on Trump’s popularity and the people who are paying attention are fired up and angry. Fired up is good. Angry is good (and gets shit done). Don’t despair.
Only the beginning . . . only just the start. . .
I don’t trust the briefing; they need to be able to see and read the whole report. The lengths the Republicans are going to keep the report from the public should be evidence enough that it’s not good for Trump.
So among the challenges, but do-able: Project competence, connecting to voters fears and concerns (their sense of impending health care disaster isn’t going away because the GOP Klown Kar is wound up to 110 mph), and focus on solutions.*
It’s beltway received wisdom that voters find policy boring. But voters don’t find it so when a candidate can explain why taxing the rich works. Or why improving our health care system will save them money and help them stay out of bankruptcy.
*eta: I don’t just mean white men’s fears or concerns, just FTR.
Do a lot of criminals who get off on a technicality turn around and threaten to sue the cops for investigating an innocent man? Or just the dumb ones?
John Cole up top: “Pretty sure I know what Nancy’s response to this will be.”
Change that to:
Those who love him will support him even if he shot someone they love right in front of them.
@James E Powell: I don’t think the full report will ever be released.
But they could only publish what Barr chooses to give them, right? So presumably Barr could redact huge chunks of the report on the grounds of (say) “national security”, and there is nothing the Democrats could do about that, right?
Or can Democrats (or possibly some House committee), demand and then publish the unredacted report?
@MisterForkbeard: nobody interviewing McCarthy will do that. It requires effort and an attention span.
Isn’t Barr legally obliged to provide the full unredacted report to Congress?
Enhanced Voting Techniques
@Roger Moore: It’s certainly interesting all the weasel words being used in that letter, I suppose it’s all of them are trying to project the image of the FBI being neutral by tossing the hot potato to Congress.
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@Keith P.: Also, too, upsetting the status quo is neigh on impossible for the fleet of D.C. beltway sycophants.
@jeffreyw: Ever since the Sumner incident there is a strict whiffle cane only policy.
Agreed. Why aren’t they clamoring for Nadler’s head? Could he have something on them?
@Dorothy A. Winsor: They’re not counting Barr and the DOJ. They’re talking about the WH staff.
I want the report we all own. We paid for it. It’s ours.
Why aren’t media calling for the report to be made public? This is supposedly in their wheelhouse, right? Transparency? The public’s right to know? Are they waiting for Trump’s permission?
Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) Tweeted:
Trump has repeatedly told aides he doesn’t want federal $$$ going to Puerto Rico, be it HUD or food stamp assistance. Last month, there was an Oval meeting on curbing funds. On the challenged island, that’s having serious repercussions. w/@JStein_WaPo: https://t.co/ivs8deSPUB https://twitter.com/jdawsey1/status/1110248425239515138?s=17
@Dorothy A. Winsor:
It’s the most secret report ever. It was supposedly compiled for the benefit of the public but only 7 insiders are permitted to view it.
The funny thing is, I have been getting angrier and angrier but not at the republicans in Washington. They’re scorpions, it’s their nature. I am getting angrier and angrier at the people who elected them. At the people who celebrate their meanness of spirit and their viciousness of action. I’ve never been exactly full of the milk of human kindness but honestly? All I got left is thousand-year-old vinegar. I will care about them only as far as I must in order to protect the innocent. But I am not willing to coddle them any longer. As far as I’m concerned they must live with the consequences of their actions.
It is interesting that even Trump’s toady, Barr, felt he had to include the phrase that the evidence does not exonerate Trump. One wonders just how bad the rest of the report actually is.
As to Schiff, he has repeatedly stated that there is evidence of collusion, but that does mean it would be sufficient to bring charges.
People keep reporting that Barr’s summary states there was no evidence but I don’t think that is accurate. I believe it said Mueller did not find conspiracy, which would mean, IMO, that Mueller did not feel that the evidence he had was sufficient. As Adam as said, much of that evidence, and probably the most damning, comes from sources that cannot be used, even though it is trustworthy.
I do think that some members of Congress will see the full report but may not be able to disclose it all.
The behavior of the media just now — acting as if a full report has cleared Trump, when 1 ) no objective observer has read the full report and 2) even the Barr summary clearly doesn’t say that — is sadly familiar but, I’d say, not necessarily determinative. I know it can feel that way, but I remember the Mission Accomplished era, when anyone who didn’t view Iraq as a complete, era-defining triumph for Bush was a sore loser and denialist. That anyone took that position now seems absurd.
My feeling is there are a lot more shoes to drop.
Imagine media right now if Obama had been investigated, there was a report, and Democrats were blocking release of it.
Is there some non-profit we can petition to sue for release of this report? There is NO process by which anyone can demand it?
Barr’s obviously distorted letter does not even claim it was “debunked”. He even admits there is substantial evidence against the President. He just says he, an employee of Trump, is choosing not to prosecute.
@Kay: They don’t want it made public because although not enough to legally prosecute, there is still plenty of damning evidence in it.
@Tom Q: We are seeing the media be unusually complicit, even for them.
@Kay: I guess we the people are going to have to demand to see the report. To the phones to call…? Our Congressmen? Doesn’t look like they have any more leverage than we do.
My local Indivisible group spent some time talking about where we would gather to protest when/if Mueller was fired. We did not imagine that the report would be finished and kept a secret.
@japa21: I am sure there is plenty to prosecute. Crooked Barr is just helping to cover up for his crooked boss.
As long as shitty voters keep rewarding rethugs, they will keep doing shittier and shittier things.
And fuck mueller, the incompetent.
I think it will be the usual dance. Declare victory, smear opposition. (Done/Ongoing) Over the next year or so drips and drabs of the report leak out and look bad for team Trump/Russian interference in elections. But a lifelong crook like Trump kept enough distance to prevent being prosecuted. Media gets bored and is making too much money covering the daily outrages to care much about a year old report. Trump 2020!!! (Schultz and Wilmer combine for 15% of the vote.) Sad.
@Kay: Oh, not only that…
@clay: Schiff and Pelosi should quote McCarthy.
“People keep reporting that Barr’s summary states there was no evidence but I don’t think that is accurate. I believe it said Mueller did not find conspiracy, which would mean, IMO, that Mueller did not feel that the evidence he had was sufficient. ”
Actually, I believe the phrase he used was “did not establish” cooperation with “the Russian government”. Both fragments seem extremely lawyerly: “did not establish” could mean anything from “found nothing” to “everything short of a smoking gun”…and “the Russian government” is overly specific — as if any Russian cutouts (mobsters, Wikileaks, etc.) were not considered.
Which is to say, even Barr’s claim that collusion was ruled out might not be as true as people seem to assume. We’ve got to see Mueller’s full report to be sure.
Mueller is a cop, and a Republican. I told myself to expect this. It still hurts.
Mark my words: the “real” report will be about as useful to us as the long form birth certificate was to the birthers. It won’t magically make Hillary retroactively President. Time to move on.
Actually Manafort’s court fines via Ukrainian/Russian oligarch payoffs paid for the report.
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From what I understand, Barr’s claim is that there is no evidence that Trump was active in the conspiracy. Worth noting Trump is pretty easy to manipulate as we have seen with North Korea. Basically, “The president is a complete sucker, but that’s not a crime”.
@B.B.A.: And let them get away with it? Even if your name isn’t Boris, you’re doing a good imitation.
Then Nancy will get it and pass it along to Chuck. No panicking yet.
This is not about Hillary. Jeez.
In France, thousands of workers take to the streets.
In the UK, hundreds of thousands march demanding changes to BREXIT.
Democrats in Congress are asking for the report; the people need to back them up. You can’t wait for the media.
Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) Tweeted:
The Russians specifically targeted black voters in their attack and they elected a racist!!! You try to separate race from that. It’s impossible… https://t.co/AeOtbbrwh9 https://twitter.com/CharlesMBlow/status/1110191447024779265?s=17
@B.B.A.: The hashtag Resistance that’s been chanting “Russia!Russia!Russia!” the last 2 years, while the hippies on the Left were declaring it a distraction at best, a potential “completely blow up in your face” at worst, are going to learn precisely nothing from this. I am sure they will somehow figure out a way to blame the hippies for insufficient cheerleading in all this.
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@Tom Q: What it means is that for criminal/legal purposes they defined conspiracy and/or cooperation very, very narrowly. As in they had to have SIGINT, whether from email, texts, or phone calls, or other hard copy documentary evidence where Russia offered X and the President or one of his surrogates accepted it in exchange for Y. That’s not how it works. So from an intel/counterintel perspective just what has been reported in open sources and been reinforced by more reporting in open sources, it is easy to delineate the network around the President and around Putin and show where they overlap and connect and which way the influence is running. It is, however, hard to make a criminal case beyond a reasonable doubt with this information. The standards of evidence, even what actually counts as evidence, is very, very different in the world of intelligence and the world of law.
Uh huh ??
The HPSCI regularly deals with the highest levels of secrecy, so the members and their staff have to have very high level security clearance. That would make it very difficult for the administration to refuse to share it with them on national security grounds.
A real fucking crime family. The Gambinos have nothing on republicans.
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John Dean (@JohnWDean) Tweeted:
Having re-read William Barr’s June 2018 Memo critiquing Mueller’s obstruction investigation and now his summary of Mueller’s Report, it is clear that Richard Nixon would not have been forced to resign his office if Barr had been Attorney General. Barr wants a POTUS above the law. https://twitter.com/JohnWDean/status/1110018213813739520?s=17
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@Plato: shut the fuck up punk, you couldn’t carry his canteen.
@goblue72: The Russia and other foreign influence angles on Trump ranges from highest priority issues that are existential threats to our democracy (foreign hacking of voting data and election systems), to total BS (Russia Today is a SPY! and everyone who appears on it is a SPY!).
I think exactly what kind of coordination, active or passive, occurred between Trump campaign and Russia falls someplace in the middle. Certainly a mistake to use criminal liability as the main criterion for Trumpster wrongdoing on that front. For example, Trump lied his ass off about pending investments in Russia.
Apparently Mueller took a very narrow view of his task. In retrospect, Pelosi was correct to downplay impeachment, so one point for establishment. OTOH, people who have been running around calling everyone who disagrees with DNC conventional wisdom, including some recent Dem primary candidates who I am not supporting this time, Russian spies, need to get a grip.
Good that will come out of this is that will force Dem primary candidates to focus on policy, which is exactly what they have been doing. So, we have a good field of primary candidates who know what to do. I’m going to contribute again to Warren in celebration of the Mueller report finally being done.
And, we need to see the whole report that can be legally revealed (and be very aggressive about that, aggressively question any deletions not related to grand jury testimony). Dems need to continue fact based investigations on corruption of Trumpsters, and can’t let Barr’s attempt at a white wash stand. But we need to follow facts, not slogans that have become ingrained over past two years.
@goblue72: Is this one of those “I’m a hardcore radical hippie coursing with the vitality of 47 years of youth!” days for you, or one of those “I’m enjoying the view from my posh office, loser!” days?
Yelling at the clouds again? Idiot.
I’m going with if it’s this damaging that only 7 people are ever allowed to see it and they are all members of the same political party of the person most suspected of crimes, then there probably was a major crime committed by that person but the evidence can not be revealed. IOW Adam is correct, the evidence is Top Secret intel. And if it is Trump has seen it and that’s why he’s been shouting that it doesn’t exist. First because he’s a fucking moron and second to set the cover, just like Nixon. “I’m not a crook!” Which of course is exactly what he is. Which is why someone will burn the source at some point in time. It’s the only way to get this big of crook, force the hand of his protectors. Because they know that if he goes, they are sure to follow.
Yeah, a literal know-nothing.
Don’t let Rs convince us we’re powerless.
That’s a nice way to put it. Fuck the Republican party for being a massive pile of shit for my entire life. Bet these fuckers would just LOVE to have a Russian-style you-can’t-trash-the-government law here.
@rikyrah: Thinking of Nixon, he left office because of Watergate, but the bigger crime to me was derailing the Vietnam War peace talks. That truth did eventually out, way too late to be useful.
So I suspect will be the case here: One day it will all be out in the open, too late to do any good. Some of us oldsters may not live long enough to see this.
Criminal behavior and Republican presidents just seem to go together like soup and sanwiches and all tne rest: Regan/Iran-Contra, Bush 2 was handed at least one stolen election, now Trump, with a smorgabord of crimes.
@goblue72: F you. Evidence came out that DJT was a wholly owned asset of Russia, tried to get Russian financing for a Trump tower, and had several oligarchs on speed dial.
@Tom Q: exactly. Most of the headlines and story ledes should be chopped up and used as turkey feed. They’re a source of rage and despair all on their own.
No indictments, and/ore apparent exoneration of Trumpsters for Trump Tower meeting, including Donald Trump Jr, are the most troubling thing about the Mueller results. I don’t know how much of that falls under various legal jargon words for ‘collusion’. Is that, seems to me obvious, violation of campaign finance law, something Mueller parceled out to other agencies?
@lamh36: If that happens, I hope some newspaper will publish it in its entirety.
Bastards had a damn field days with stolen emails. Questions about a risotto recipe? REALLY?!?!
Theresa winning again.
I’m glad I’m not alone. You mentioned the scorpion and it made me think of the scorpion and the frog. Except it’s not us, Dems, who are the frogs. It’s the people who put the R’s in charge. Every time I hear, “I didn’t think his policies would affect me!!!” They’re being continually stung by the scorpion and wondering wtf is going on, except they knew the nature of the scorpion before they set off.
J R in WV
Well, if Robert Mueller III actually found Donald Trump innocent of conspiracy with a (or many) foreign nation(s), as in Russia, then I for one will work HARD to re-elect The Glorious President, His Excellency, Donald J Trump! Or NOT!!
But of course, Mr Mueller didn’t do any such thing, we know this because Mueller’s report isn’t already released to the public.
I imagine there will be a 10-foot tall stack of FOIA requests on the floor in Barr’s outer office by Thursday. They’ll stonewall, and then we’ll see what the D.C. District thinks.
I have no idea what May is playing at. She says that she doesn’t have the votes to secure her deal, but insists that her deal is the best option and must be voted on.
I think the Republicans are going to sit on Mueller’s actual report as long as they can keep coming up with phony baloney reasons not to let it go public. And in the meantime, they’ll manipulate every angle and play the media and the court of public opinion like a wurlizter. It took them no time at all to go full faux outrage over that horrible Demon-rat liddle Adam Schitt.
Trump’s lies win again, why are Republicans terrified of the truth?
Ah, I’d bet Bezos would be willing to step forward.
J R in WV
Well, no surprise there. Trump is as racist as anyone since George Wallace (R-AL) or Lester Maddox (R-GA) — and Trump thinks Puerto Rican people are, well, he’s a racist, so there you are.
In a real world with morals, that right there would be all it would take to impeach the bastard, but not in Mitch McConnell world. In that world, Trump is the master of the universe. In our world, not so much… Trump is a monster in our world.
She’s trying to strong-arm Parliament into approving her deal by refusing to give them any other option other than a no deal Brexit.
@debbie: That’d be nice.
I can think of an almost top 10,000 blog that would probably be happy to host the PDF.
I was wondering the same thing. NPR interviewed Hakim Jeffries and the interviewer, just like in another interview this morning, seems to take Barr at his word and appears to have no interest in calling for the report to be made public. She also appeared perturbed when Jeffries launched into a 100% correct shellacking of republican chicanery after she suggested that dems should treat seriously the call for Schiff’s resignation.
Mike in NC
I hope Possum Queen ends up living in a log cabin in Siberia.
@Adam L Silverman: Called it back in November:
The MSM never “reformed” after the WMD/Iraq War bullshit, they barely apologized and moved on. Their job is to sell lies, and the bigger the lie, the better.
In total, there’s maybe a dozen reporters in the US worthy of the name.
Will Wilkinson ?
The media’s atrocious gullibility, which is letting this happen without serious resistance, is even more scandalous than the credulity that herded public opinion behind the invasion of Iraq. Because we already *know* this administration does nothing but lie.
Will Wilkinson ?
Seems like the GOP is working the media to blame Dems for Russian interferencce. It seems weird that the WH, Huckabee Sanders, and McConnell have put out statements that Dems are: 1. To be questioned by the media, 2. Probably committed treason, 3. Were weak on Russia. Like they’re setting up a trial by media to sucker the public.
I await, “Hillary’s emails helped the Russians!”
At a minimum they’ll probably call for investigations of prominent Dems to distract from the report.
Debunked my ass.
Our media suck in a negative sense.
@Enhanced Voting Techniques:
Not a crime, but still grounds for removal from office if he is a big enough sucker to be a danger to the republic. “I hink that is what was meant by “high crimes and misdemeanours“.
J R in WV
You aren’t the only person who thinks Presidents should be removed more often by the legislative branch. Once or twice would straighten out the Executive branch. Especially if one of them got sent up the river in an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs.
@Brachiator: Way late to the party but just wanted to thank you for saying this.
ETA: not ripping on Kay, just the general lack of action rampant these days.
@Mike in NC: Is this Siberian log cabin heated?
Adam L Silverman
@Dan B: Actually they’re already working that. Specifically, that the Clinton campaign was conspiring with Ukraine to steal the election. This is being pushed by the Russians in the wake of Barr’s letter to Congress.
The cane as a weapon (PDF, 1912, A.C. Cunningham)
Wow, plenty of enhanced cane designs to choose from. In a quick search I see gun canes, stun-gun canes, sword canes for sale. (Has anybody made a Toad Cane?)