https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/KamalaHarris_GageSkidmore-Wikimedia_01JUN2019_CC-BY-SA-20.jpg8531280Raynehttps://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Logo-Web.pngRayne2020-08-11 15:04:552020-08-11 23:57:02Semi-Open Thread: Biden’s Vice President Will Be… [UPDATE-4]
Trump, Meadows, Mnuchin...they just don't get it. They are unable to lead in the face of this massive ongoing catastrophe which has wiped more than 162,000 American lives off the map, even though they had experts and forecasts.
The White House isn't interested in addressing the pandemic's economic problems any more than they are interested in addressing the pandemic itself. It's snowing the media with head games and propping up Trump using head fakes while letting the country burn.
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The media needs to stop bothsides journalism and get the GOP on the record: why has the GOP not already funded financial aid and stimulus along with a moratorium extension on evictions? Is the GOP going foreclose on voters to save Trump's ass this November?
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Many people are suggesting that the results of DOJ's review of 29 FISA applications in which DOJ IG found a bunch of errors shows that Carter Page's application was exceptionally bad. On the contrary, it only shows that Bill Barr's DOJ applies different rules to measure the Russian investigation than it has other investigations.
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Perhaps the most interesting detail in the response from Maryland's US Attorney's office to a Jason Leopold FOIA request on the Roger Stone sentencing is that they included an email on the Erik Prince investigation.
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'Gym' Jordan went off as he does regularly, this time on Dr. Fauci in Friday's hearing before the House Select Committee on COVID Oversight. We need a better circus act -- one which doesn't further genocide and ethnic cleansing.
Federal intelligence targeting networks -- especially when wielded by those who don't understand the networks they're looking at -- will always impinge on First Amendment activities. It just so happens that now it is impinging on the First Amendment activities of those who used to applaud such approaches.
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Trump's Thursday morning tweet stirred up people more than his average tweets do -- which is saying a lot since his average tweets are pretty annoying. From what was he trying to redirect our attention?
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The full DC Circuit is going to re-hear Mike Flynn's petition for a writ of mandamus, this time reviewing what they should have reviewed the first time, whether Flynn has any remedy other than a writ. (He does.)
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There's no second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, and there never really was a first wave. Like generals always fighting the last war, that's a metaphor we lifted from the 1918 Flu Pandemic. Whether it was a good metaphor then or not, it's not…
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Bill Barr lied repeatedly yesterday when asked to explain his intervention in Roger Stone's sentence, falsely claiming that Amy Berman Jackson agreed with his analysis finding threats to a judge a "technicality."
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Attorney General Bill Barr's sworn testimony as of today is that he's not familiar with the obstruction case against Trump and -- arguably -- never read it, or at least is unfamiliar with the case it lays out about why, if Trump gave Stone clemency, it would be a crime.
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In his opening statement for his House Judiciary Committee testimony today, Billy Barr spends five paragraphs explaining he returned to office to right what he believes was a wrong in the "Russiagate" investigation. That means his entire decision to return to government was based off a mistaken understanding of that investigation.
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DOJ has argued that DOJ would face irreparable harm if they had to explain their actions in the Mike Flynn case under oath. Which is reason enough that HJC should focus on that question when Bill Barr comes to testify tomorrow.
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