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Member Since 03 February 2012 - 03:42 PM
Offline Last Active Jul 15 2019 09:28 AM
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In Topic: Russia Investigations

15 July 2019 - 09:28 AM

 George Rowell, on 13 July 2019 - 11:21 PM, said:

There has been a lot of news about Concord. My point is that there is still no proven link to the Kremlin regarding Concord and the judge pointed this out.

I’m sorry but your definition of “proven link” seems to me to be a rather subjective measure. You’ve posted quite a few things where you elevated hearsay to “proof.” To say there’s no proof because a judge, who would not have access to all of the U.S. intelligence produced by about 18 agencies who all beg to differ, said so is not consistent with what you’ve found acceptable when it came to other topics. If you believe a Russian troll farm sprouted up organically without government support my immediate question would be “why the he’ll would they do that?”

In Topic: Russia Investigations

12 July 2019 - 02:40 PM

Bill "Scumbag" Barr is still full speed ahead on investigating the investigators but to a fair extent Mike Pompeo already did that and cleared them.

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Attorney General Bill Barr has bear-hugged President Trump’s “investigate the investigators” response to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe by opening an investigation into the origins of the probe.

But Secretary of State Mike Pompeo already cleared at least part of the intelligence community when he was head of the CIA, Politico reported Friday.

According to people familiar with the matter who spoke to Politico, Pompeo conducted rigorous, often aggressive interviews with CIA analysts about their Russia findings. The then-CIA director reportedly found no evidence that malpractice had occurred as President Trump has alleged.

“This wasn’t just a briefing,” a person familiar with the interviews told Politico. “This was a challenging back and forth, in which Pompeo asked the officers tough questions about their work and how they determined Putin’s specific objectives.”

In Topic: The Trump Administration

12 July 2019 - 02:37 PM

Acosta is gone.

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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has resigned, President Trump told reporters alongside Acosta on Friday morning.

Trump told reporters that Acosta called him Friday morning and the move was Acosta’s decision. Acosta told reporters he thought it would be “selfish” for him to remain as a secretary and criticized the media for its coverage of the Labor Department in recent days.

“As I look forward, I do not think it is right and fair for this administration’s Labor Department to have Epstein as the focus, rather than the incredible economy that we have today,” Acosta said. “It would be selfish for me to stay in this position and continue talking about a case that 12 years old.”

Acosta’s resignation will be effective next Friday. Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella will serve as acting secretary, Trump said.

In Topic: Russia Investigations

12 July 2019 - 11:39 AM

Michael Flynn might be deciding he can get a better deal from Trump. I know part of his current deal was that prosecutors would back off on his son. I wonder if the Trump deal would somehow try to preemptively pardon him for things he hasn't been officially accused of yet.

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The tension between Michael Flynn and federal prosecutors showed no signs of easing on Thursday, as new counsel for Flynn claimed they uncovered potentially serious problems while reviewing the documents in the case.

Flynn’s lawyers made the claims in a filing to the federal judge overseeing Flynn’s sentencing. The attorneys told the judge that recently unsealed documents about Flynn’s cooperation in the trial of his former business associate should not impact Flynn’s sentencing.

Flynn’s attorneys did not specify what problems they had discovered in his D.C. plea agreement, but did pin the issue in part on the “more than a hundred hours” the Mueller witness had spent cooperating.

“We are not yet near a position to brief the Court on the significant issues we are uncovering, because we have spent virtually all of our time and effort cooperating,” the filing reads.

Flynn revamped his legal team in June, hiring a new lead attorney in a move that appeared to signal a more aggressive posture towards the Justice Department.

In Topic: Democrats Have to Do What They Haven't - Fight for What They Want

12 July 2019 - 10:14 AM

View PostHockeyDon, on 12 July 2019 - 09:59 AM, said:

We totally need less Democrats making waves and more that are complete pushovers.

I agree. They just need to understand who the most important targets are ... unlike some of the Berniebots.