Morning Reads – Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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John Vestal
John Vestal

Did I sleep thru May 1? Not that it would shock anyone, but…

Gregs
Gregs

Not yet, but it could still happen.

xdog
xdog

Happy May Day, whatever that might mean to you — a day to honor Saint Walpurga and the Virgin Mary, or to salute workers across all frontiers, or to (gasp) participate in pagan revelries. It’s a good day to put politics aside and get out and do it.

Pre-political May Day in America: https://www.treehugger.com/culture/hundred-years-ago-may-day-was-very-big-deal.html

Lots of people around the world are in the streets: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-48118649

Ellynn
Ellynn

If you live near the I-16 corridor between the Savannah airport and Dublin, and looking for something to do May 2…. or you like to wave flags at returning MIA/KIA Army corporals…

https://www.wjcl.com/article/georgia-teen-died-fighting-in-the-korean-war-nearly-70-years-later-hes-coming-home/27332423

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

May Day, May Day! News flash to Demodorks in the Senate committee – Mueller worked for the Attorney General, NOT the other way around. And a bunch of hearsay or opinions typed up into a document doesn’t make it any more credible. Mueller is a political hack whose job ended the day his report – to the A/G in appropriate line of command – was filed. Per the Washington Post on April 20, 2019, “On March 22, 2019, the special counsel submitted a confidential report on his findings to Attorney General William P. Barr.” Confidential means confidential. Mueller and his… Read more »

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

^^^ Hey look everyone, it’s someone who hasn’t actually read the report. ^^^

I can’t think of a better way to signal your ignorance than to call Robert Mueller – a man appointed FBI Director by George W. Bush – a “political hack” for Democrats. Need I dust off the mountain of press releases and public statements from Republicans praising Mueller’s appointment in the first place?

Mueller and his staff are guilty, at the very least, of insubordination and malfeasance for violating that confidentiality with all the leaking since March 22nd.

Real question: What leaks are you referring to?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Lindsey Graham made up his mind and didn’t read the whole report either.

Gregs
Gregs

Political hack: anyone who does what they are supposed to do and does not help change the President’s soiled diaper.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I laughed out loud when the President’s attorney wondered aloud why Mueller just didn’t pick up the phone to discuss Mueller’s concerns about the President’s attorney’s summarization of Mueller’s report, instead of expressing the concerns in writing. You know, like Comey should have done with his concerns the day after Trump requested Comey’s loyalty. We’d of had a truly and timely understanding of the Trump-Comey interaction, and Comey might still have his job. New rule, Committee members and not counsel are the only ones that can question a witness in an open Committee meeting, except when the Committee is seeking… Read more »

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Boys, boys, boys! Simmer down. Mueller is a chameleon politically, was appointed to US District atty in San Francisco by Clinton (D), FBI director by Bush (R) and Obama (D)., and he hired 30 Democrat attorneys for his 665 day hunt for collusion and 448 page novel that concluded there was NO Russian collusion by the Trump campaign. The DOJ investigation into the Clinton campaign’s collusion with Russian operatives for the phony Steele dossier (paid for by the Clinton campaign) is still going on, along with HRC’s mishandling of classified information and other illegal acts while in office. A prosecutor’s… Read more »

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

“I commend (Department of Justice) for bringing in an independent voice to help bring clarity to this situation,” — Sen. Orrin Hatch “The issue of Russian meddling in our election must be investigated fully & former FBI dir. Mueller is well qualified to oversee this probe.” — Sen. Rob Portman “I have a lot of confidence in Bob Mueller. I think it was a good choice.” — Sen. Mitch McConnell “I believe he is going to conduct a full and fair and thorough investigation that we should have confidence in. … I’ll continue to believe that based on his reputation… Read more »

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

”448 page novel that concluded there was NO Russian collusion by the Trump campaign”

Cite please

“A prosecutor’s job is to investigate and if a crime is found, to press charges.”

Which is why there have been 34 indictments or guilty pleas, including 6 former senior aides or officials of Trump’s campaign and administration, 12 Russian GRU agents, 13 Russian nationals, and 3 Russian companies.

Mueller couldn’t press charges against Trump even if he wanted to, DOJ policy says you can’t indict a sitting President.

But there was no underlying crime to obstruct. Game over.

That’s not how obstruction of justice works, hoss.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

ZERO charges of collusion among any of the prosecutions, hoss. ZERO evidence of collusion. They were all process charges or individual tax related charges dug up while desperately hunting for something, anything. And the Russians charged were not connected to the Trump campaign in any way. That was actually a joke and waste of our tax $$ because we have absolutely no way to prosecute Russians over in their own country. Two years of wasting our millions on gossip and hoax. 500 subpoenas and 2,000 interviews produced no grounds for collusion. But Operation Crossfire Hurricane is is about to actually… Read more »

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

ZERO charges of collusion among any of the prosecutions Can you cite the US Code section for “collusion”? You keep using that word, but I don’t think it means what you think it means. ZERO evidence of collusion Other than the mountains of evidence showing: the Russian government hacked the DNC and individuals associated with the DNC, the Trump campaign willingly met with agents of the Russian government for “dirt” in Hillary Clinton, Trump’s campaign manager was providing a Russian intelligence asset with the campaign’s internal polling data, etc. etc. etc. Plus everything that’s still redacted. I can provide cites… Read more »

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

I use that term because it is what the Dems have been screaming for 2 years, figured it would be in your vernacular too. I believe the proper term is “coordination.”

For starters, Mueller’s letter that was conveniently leaked to the media last night – the night before the Attorney General was to appear at the Senate. As for all those other citations you request, I’ll have to get back on this tomorrow. It’s right at midnight and tomorrow’s a work day, gotta go to bed.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

Mueller and his staff are guilty, at the very least, of insubordination and malfeasance for violating that confidentiality with all the leaking since March 22nd.

You said Mueller leaked confidential information. His letter isn’t confidential, it’s his letter. What confidential information or documents has he leaked? You’re accusing the guy of a crime. Back it up (after all, that’s the standard you’ve set for Democrats)

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

But we did get to learn today, as with the Kav, that Republicans have no concerns about lying under oath.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Grindelwald, as you noted in your initial response, Sally Forth hadn’t read the report, so asking for a cite or otherwise disputing what he says about it is pointless.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

It’s not too late for him to read it. I’d encourage him (and everyone else) to do so. I recognize not everyone has the free time to read and digest the thing. I happen to spend a lot of time on airplanes and trains, so I’ve got nothing better to do. But we’d be better off as a country if people sought out primary sources rather than relying on unreliable narrators like Ben Shapiro.