The First Mueller Anniversary

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Re: The First Mueller Anniversary

Post by Skeeve » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:15 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:01 pm
Skeeve wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:20 am
The LSM does not seem to #BelieveHer the way they believed Mz. Balzy-Ford because....
Does she even exist?
Good question.
...
At one point, Will Sommer from The Daily Beast said, "No one is discounting [the woman's] account. We didn't know her name until 20 minutes ago. We're questioning both you two very un-credible people."

NBC News has elected not to publish the woman's name because she has not gone public, and because of concerns about Wohl and Burkman's credibility.
They have a name...
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Re: The First Mueller Anniversary

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:44 pm

Skeeve wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:15 pm
Anaxagoras wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:01 pm
Skeeve wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:20 am
The LSM does not seem to #BelieveHer the way they believed Mz. Balzy-Ford because....
Does she even exist?
Good question.
...
At one point, Will Sommer from The Daily Beast said, "No one is discounting [the woman's] account. We didn't know her name until 20 minutes ago. We're questioning both you two very un-credible people."

NBC News has elected not to publish the woman's name because she has not gone public, and because of concerns about Wohl and Burkman's credibility.
They have a name...
I guess we'll see....
NBC didn't publish it but others did. Apparently the name they gave is Caroline Cass. But the woman herself hasn't come forward.

https://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/pol ... /79861428/

I like Jonah Goldberg's take though:

A Conspiracy of Dunces
Let’s Just Do It and Be Legends, Man

So, as I was saying: For the last 48 hours or so, these two jackwads have been beclowning themselves across such a broad spectrum of asininity that the mind reels to capture the glory of it. Only Hollywood could come up with a visual metaphor of their almost Nietzschean will to so completely live down to their reputations.

I suppose that I should back up. Jacob Wohl (rhymes with troll — for a reason) is a Twitter gadfly and former financial grifter who once claimed at the age of 18 to have had decades of experience as a hedge-fund manager. Jack Burkman’s first claim to fame came when he led an astroturf freak-out about an NFL quarterback being gay. Burkman’s own (gay) brother explained that it was “just an attention grab and a media grab to pander to those folks who pay him to lobby on their behalf.”

Perhaps in the same spirit, Burkman became even more famous by peddling conspiracy theories that Seth Rich was murdered because of his involvement in the leak of the DNC emails. I should also add that they both became Trump sycophants from afar, no doubt sensing opportunities for grift and the fame that could create more opportunities for grifting.

Which brings me to this week. Burkman and Wohl announced that they had learned of evidence that Robert Mueller had “brutally raped” a woman named Caroline Cass.
This evidence came from Surefire Intelligence, a supposedly highly regarded investigation firm.

Before their Thursday press conference, Wohl denied having anything to do with Surefire Intelligence. “I don’t have any involvement in any investigations of any kind,” he told NBC News.

But Wohl apparently had no idea that the journalism profession contains individuals who know how to use the Internet. Many of the photos on the Surefire Intelligence website were stock photos, including one of the Israeli model Bar Refaeli. Another shadowy image, when brightened, revealed Wohl himself. When NBC called the listed phone number for Surefire, it went straight to Wohl’s mom’s voicemail.

John McCormack has more details, but you get the point. These guys are idiots. Yes, they are funny idiots because it’s always funny when idiots celebrate their idiocy as genius. Burkman defended Wohl’s age at the press conference, insisting that “Jacob is a child prodigy who has eclipsed Mozart.”

(FWIW Mozart’s first public performance was at the age of five. At six, he played for the royal court. By seven, he played across Europe. At twelve, he wrote his first opera. And so on).

When Wohl was pressed for evidence that Mueller’s accuser even exists — she almost surely doesn’t — he offered a picture of a woman with her face blocked out.

It turns out that, again, Wohl underestimated the wizardry of the computer age. The woman in the picture was his “girlfriend.”

I put that in quotes because that woman denies she ever dated him.
(You can see an un-blocked-out version of the image on the above link)

Here's the McCormack piece:
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Re: The First Mueller Anniversary

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#IBelieveHerTurn Anax

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Re: The First Mueller Anniversary

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Not sure if this is the page for this article, but....
Report: FBI Email Chain May Spell Big Trouble For Anti-Trump FBI Officials For FISA Abuse
A chain of emails between FBI officials regarding FISA applications obtained largely on the basis of the infamous Democrat-funded anti-Trump dossier may contain "the most damning evidence to date of potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)," The Hill's John Solomon reports.

The evidence reportedly contained in the email chain relates to the dossier, compiled by former MI6 British intelligence operative Christopher Steele and funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, which contains salacious and — over two years later — still unverified claims about Trump's supposed connections to Russia. As more details about the process have come to light, it has become more clear that the partisan and highly suspect dossier was the key source of information FBI officials used to obtain the initial warrant to spy on Trump associate Carter Page.

House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) requested right before Thanksgiving that President Trump declassify the emails, which have been withheld from most members of Congress for over two years. According to Solomon's sources, this could spell trouble for some high-profile former FBI officials.

"The email exchanges included then-FBI Director James Comey, key FBI investigators in the Russia probe and lawyers in the DOJ’s national security division, and they occurred in early to mid-October, before the FBI successfully secured a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page," Solomon writes. "The email exchanges show the FBI was aware — before it secured the now-infamous warrant — that there were intelligence community concerns about the reliability of the main evidence used to support it: the Christopher Steele dossier."

Steele, who has been highly critical of Trump, worked for the FBI as a confidential human source until November 1, 2016, when he was fired "on the grounds that he had unauthorized contacts with the news media," Solomon notes. His firing came two weeks after information he provided was used to secure the warrant.
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Re: The First Mueller Anniversary

Post by corplinx » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:18 pm

The Mueller investigation has to conclude in order for Trump to target the Spygate people. The Mueller investigation protects them from being charged for their crimes since it would be portrayed as some kind of vindictive move or obstruction of justice.

I hope they make people do hard time. G. Gordon Liddy did. They can.

Lock em up. Susan Rice needs to be in prison.

They turned our election into something out of a banana republic. Fuck em long and hard.

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Re: The First Mueller Anniversary

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Mother Jones: You Know This Mueller Report Could Be A Nothingburger, Right?

The title, kind of says it all....
Yes indeed, and not just in the case where there’s nothing about Russia and collusion to report. David Corn reminds readers at Mother Jones that Robert Mueller’s operating under Department of Justice policies in discussing cases and investigations, which apply even when those cases and investigations conclude. The only report Mueller might produce is a recap of his indictments.
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Post by Giz » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:27 pm

corplinx wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:18 pm
The Mueller investigation has to conclude in order for Trump to target the Spygate people. The Mueller investigation protects them from being charged for their crimes since it would be portrayed as some kind of vindictive move or obstruction of justice.

I hope they make people do hard time. G. Gordon Liddy did. They can.

Lock em up. Susan Rice needs to be in prison.

They turned our election into something out of a banana republic. Fuck em long and hard.
You’re saying that mueller will report sometime in January 2021?

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Re: The First Mueller Anniversary

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:33 pm

If he wins in 2020, they will find an excuse to continue it into 2024.

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Post by corplinx » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:18 pm

With the new details from the NYT, the media is starting to finally paint a narrative where they can say "see, we were duped into this russia hoax too!".

Fucking seditious hicks are still shit weasels at heart. Always making sure they know where the EXIT sign is.

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Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:19 am

Trump AG Nominee William Barr Suggests He’d Keep Full Mueller Report Secret
WASHINGTON ― William Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, raised doubts on Tuesday that he would release to the public the complete final report by the special counsel team led by Robert Mueller.

Barr, seeking to reassure members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday about his ability to oversee the probe into Russian efforts to skew the 2016 presidential election, called Mueller a “straight shooter” and said he didn’t believe the special counsel was overseeing a “witch hunt” ― as Trump has repeatedly branded the investigation.

But Barr, testifying at his confirmation hearing, said that under his interpretation of the special counsel regulations, he didn’t believe that Mueller’s final report on his investigation was required to be made public. He said he believed Mueller’s final report would be “confidential,” but that as attorney general he would issue a public summary of its findings.

He said he believed that the attorney general had some “flexibility and discretion” about what he could disclose to the public after the Mueller investigation concluded.

A section of the regulations for special counsels says that, at the end of a probe, the counsel’s office “shall provide the Attorney General with a confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions reached by” investigators. The regulations also state that the attorney general “may determine that public release of these reports would be in the public interest, to the extent that release would comply with applicable regal restrictions.”

Barr said his “objective and goal” wold be to push for as much transparency as he could. “All I can say at this stage... is that I’m going to try to get the information out there, consistent with these regulations,” he said.

Barr also said he’d likely make public any conclusions by the Mueller investigation, adding that it was hard “to conceive of a conclusion that would run afoul of the regs as currently written.”

Barr also testified that he would not carry out any order from the president to fire Mueller without good cause, and that he was “not going to be bullied into doing anything I think is wrong.”

If someone tried to stop a bonafide federal investigation in order to cover up wrongdoing, Barr said, “I would resign.”

He said that he struggled to imagine a scenario in which Mueller, a longtime friend, would take an action that would lead Barr to believe he had to fire him.
Seems like a reasonable answer. Headline is perhaps a bit misleading.
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Post by gnome » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:06 am

Yeah seems reasonable enough. Easy to SAY he won't be politically bullied, so we'll see what happens if someone tries, but it's a respectable statement of intent.
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It is not whether or not the answer is reasonable; it is whether or not it is what the individual senatorial hack wants.

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Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:19 am

Meanwhile, this just gets more comical:
Former FBI general counsel James Baker is under criminal investigation for unauthorized leaks to the media.

The development was made public in a letter sent Tuesday to the office of U.S. Attorney John Durham for the District of Connecticut by Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina.

In the letter, the two lawmakers cite the transcript of a congressional interview with Baker and his lawyer in October. “You may or may not know, [Baker has] been the subject of a leak investigation … a criminal leak investigation that’s still active at the Justice Department,” lawyer Daniel Levin told lawmakers, according to the transcript cited by Jordan and Meadows.

Levin then declined to answer any more questions about conversations Baker had with reporters. "As we continue our oversight and investigative work, we felt it prudent to write to you seeking an update. Without being apprised of the contours of your leak investigation and Baker’s role, we run the risk of inadvertently interfering with your prosecutorial plans," Jordan and Meadows wrote.

["Snip!"--Ed.]

Politico reported in December 2017 that House Republicans had begun investigating Baker’s contact with Mother Jones reporter David Corn and their communications in the weeks leading up to the November 2016 election.

Corn was the first to report the existence of the Steele dossier, which has unverified allegations of ties between Trump and Russians. The revelation of Durham’s investigation marks the latest confirmation of a leak investigation into former FBI officials.

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired for lying to federal investigators about his role in an unauthorized media leak pertaining to the Clinton Foundation, and his case was eventually referred to the U.S. attorney in Washington. McCabe resigned and went on paid leave in January 2018, before being fired in March 2018.

Durham is a seasoned prosecutor, who has overseen a handful of high-profile cases. From 2008 to 2012, he served as acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, where he investigated the destruction of CIA videotapes of detainee interrogations. He was also the special attorney in Massachusetts overseeing criminal conduct by FBI and other law enforcement corruption in Boston and their ties with the mafia.

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Post by ed » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:56 am

gnome wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:06 am
Yeah seems reasonable enough. Easy to SAY he won't be politically bullied, so we'll see what happens if someone tries, but it's a respectable statement of intent.
I heard him on the radio yesterday. He pointed out that he's 68, is semi-retired, had the same job before and recommended others for the post that he is up for. If anyone could give a hearty fuck you to someone causing problems I suspect that it's him.

Then again ...

I'll be convinced if I see a real investigation into Hillary and investigation for obstruction of (by? what goes here?) Bill and Loretta and the old batch at the FBI.
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Re: The First Mueller Anniversary

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 pm

ed wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:56 am
gnome wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:06 am
Yeah seems reasonable enough. Easy to SAY he won't be politically bullied, so we'll see what happens if someone tries, but it's a respectable statement of intent.
I heard him on the radio yesterday. He pointed out that he's 68, is semi-retired, had the same job before and recommended others for the post that he is up for. If anyone could give a hearty fuck you to someone causing problems I suspect that it's him.

Then again ...

I'll be convinced if I see a real investigation into Hillary and investigation for obstruction of (by? what goes here?) Bill and Loretta and the old batch at the FBI.
Just a reminder that the Clintons had their own special prosecutor back in the day. Ken Starr, Whitewater. Remember?
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:03 pm

And witnesses willing to die and stay in jail.

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Re: The First Mueller Anniversary

Post by WildCat » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:47 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Just a reminder that the Clintons had their own special prosecutor back in the day. Ken Starr, Whitewater. Remember?
And that gives them immunity for all future crimes?
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Re: The First Mueller Anniversary

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:54 am

WildCat wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:47 am
Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Just a reminder that the Clintons had their own special prosecutor back in the day. Ken Starr, Whitewater. Remember?
And that gives them immunity for all future crimes?
No, but what did that all finally amount to? The whole "Whitewater" thing that they speant years investigating?

A big fat "nothingburger" iirc.
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Post by Giz » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:13 am

A terrific coincidence, but no smoking gun.

Kind of like the foundation.

Amazing how history repeats itself.

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Post by WildCat » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:50 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:54 am
WildCat wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:47 am
Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Just a reminder that the Clintons had their own special prosecutor back in the day. Ken Starr, Whitewater. Remember?
And that gives them immunity for all future crimes?
No, but what did that all finally amount to? The whole "Whitewater" thing that they speant years investigating?

A big fat "nothingburger" iirc.
I wonder why Hillary quite her brief but spectacular career as a cattle futures trader? She had an amazing talent for it!
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