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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:14 PM

Whoa. This is a Very Big Deal. Pelosi Names Douglas N. Letter New General Counsel Of The House

The news that Doug will serve as the top lawyer for the House of Representatives means that Nancy Pelosi & other Dems will have the benefit of sterling legal advice as they advance a legislative agenda, and as they seek to impose accountability on the Trump White House/agencies.








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Reply Whoa. This is a Very Big Deal. Pelosi Names Douglas N. Letter New General Counsel Of The House (Original post)
kpete Dec 2018 OP
spanone Dec 2018 #1
MaryMagdaline Dec 2018 #3
Cha Dec 2018 #2
Achilleaze Dec 2018 #4
calimary Dec 2018 #13
underpants Dec 2018 #5
TeamPooka Dec 2018 #22
underpants Dec 2018 #30
grantcart Dec 2018 #35
SunSeeker Dec 2018 #6
malaise Dec 2018 #7
DemoTex Dec 2018 #9
malaise Dec 2018 #10
Gothmog Dec 2018 #8
FirstLight Dec 2018 #11
lunatica Dec 2018 #12
MyOwnPeace Dec 2018 #14
Volaris Dec 2018 #15
trof Dec 2018 #16
Honeycombe8 Dec 2018 #17
gademocrat7 Dec 2018 #18
jayschool2013 Dec 2018 #19
SidDithers Dec 2018 #40
czarjak Dec 2018 #20
louis c Dec 2018 #21
RichardRay Dec 2018 #23
YessirAtsaFact Dec 2018 #25
gristy Dec 2018 #24
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2018 #26
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2018 #27
BigmanPigman Dec 2018 #28
llmart Dec 2018 #29
ailsagirl Dec 2018 #31
LAS14 Dec 2018 #32
Haggis for Breakfast Dec 2018 #34
LAS14 Dec 2018 #38
Haggis for Breakfast Dec 2018 #42
LAS14 Dec 2018 #43
Haggis for Breakfast Dec 2018 #44
Gothmog Dec 2018 #33
grantcart Dec 2018 #36
grantcart Dec 2018 #37
BlueJac Dec 2018 #39
Gothmog Dec 2018 #41

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:17 PM

1. Good. They have our Democracy in their hands.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:19 PM

3. They do, indeed, spanone!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:18 PM

2. Brilliant! Thank You, Nancy and Dems!

The Democratic Blue Wave Party!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:23 PM

4. Deliver the Letter, the sooner the better

Postman, Postman, don't be slow.
Be like Elvis: go, go, go.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 06:02 PM

13. Like this graphic!

And I LOVE our Once-and-Future Speaker of the House!

And when he delivers his snake of the union speech there she’ll be, sitting above and behind. A looming figure lurking uncomfortably close - because she’ll be in almost EVERY shot of that podium.

I personally will enjoy that vision as a partial payback for the deliberate lurking he did to Hillary during that one debate. Lurking. Menacing. Attempted intimidation. An attempt to distract the viewer. He probably knows from television that the eye will instinctively wander toward the movement in the picture.

There’ll she’ll be. Nancy Pelosi will be that potentially menacing figure looming behind him, bringing possible danger. Payback, you bastard! Eat it. Those photos that night will get all kinds of extra play, as the pundits will carry on about the metaphor in that setting.

During the State of the Union speech, what you see on display is the line of succession. President, Vice President, AND Speaker of the House. The Big Three in the worst-case scenario leadership composite. SHE’S next in line after Pence. SHE’S a full-in member of that monolithically exclusive club. The three top-tier leaders.

Get ready for commentary noting how “there’s Nancy” and what that symbolizes.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:26 PM

5. Has she been elected Speaker or is this because she was formerly speaker?

Or has she been voted/named to lead the transition?

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:21 PM

22. She was elected leader of the House Dems earlier this month. She's in charge of the Party taking

power and as such does the hires for these positions

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 08:36 PM

30. Ok. Thanks. Nt

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 01:17 AM

35. Technically she is "Speaker Designate Pelosi".

Learned that from the letterhead at the link

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:29 PM

6. Good. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:31 PM

7. The Letter of the law will be applied

Love It!

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:38 PM

9. Beat me to it!

The Letter of the Law. I like the ring of that.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:40 PM

10. Yes indeed - that wrote itself

Happy Holidays

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:38 PM

8. This is indeed a very big deal

There will be a ton of litigation on the enforcement of subpoenas next year

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:50 PM

11. Whoo-Hoo!

I like what I'm seeing. Looks like some Constitution-Saving is on the Agenda! FINALLY!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:53 PM

12. I'm going to start a fire just on the friction

of rubbing my hands together in glee!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 06:09 PM

14. Wow!

Somebody to serve in our government that actually has experience - hiring nothing but the best!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 06:18 PM

15. Good, it means she ain't playin.

It means she wants the law as well as well as the courts on her side, and the way you get them is with a damn good atty who knows his shit. This way, when the miscreant crew in the WH gets all uppity with their fake news bullshit, Nancy and hers can take it to court, present the facts to a judge, and slam the door on the WHs collective dick.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 06:19 PM

16. Bringin' out the BIG GUNS. Building the team.

Oh yeah.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 06:20 PM

17. Constitutional expertise. Be still my heart.

This makes my heart beat a little faster. Sounds like a good move.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 06:23 PM

18. Good news.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 06:35 PM

19. The Letter

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #19)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 12:41 PM

40. I prefer the Joe Cocker version....






Sid

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:14 PM

20. I know Trumpbillies that hate her most of all...

(And that’s a lot of hate) I’m gonna love it, BTW.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:18 PM

21. Rudy Giuliani vs. Doug Letter

 

In this corner, a fucking no good rat named Rudy. In the opposing corner, a legal lion named Doug.

Let the games begin.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:22 PM

23. Ah ha!! So *that's* where the best people are!!!

DJT can only dream...

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Response to RichardRay (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:32 PM

25. Pelosi isn't going to ask this guy to do anything illegal, unethical, etc

Trump is the worst client on earth and he will do things that put his attorneys in legal jeopardy. That makes it hard to hire good attorneys.

They don't want to get indicted.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:23 PM

24. excellent

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:35 PM

26. The Best News!

Up till now, anyway.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:41 PM

27. thank you both, Pelosi and Letter!

Expertise on display.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:55 PM

28. I heard on CNN that she was also looking to hire a chief investigator too.

Since I see she has hired her lawyer already, I guess the investigator will quickly follow. She means business...good! Good riddance Nunes!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 08:22 PM

29. Yee haw...

let the games begin on January 3rd. Can't wait to see the orange menace squirm when Nancy has him on the ropes. This is his worst nightmare beginning.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 09:00 PM

31. How NICE to start reading POSITIVE news!!!!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 09:02 PM

32. How can Pelosi do anything official? She's not yet been elected speaker, right? nt

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #32)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 12:37 AM

34. The Democrats already elected her earlier in December.

Try to keep up.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #34)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 11:48 AM

38. That was for Democratic leader. Not speaker of the house. That requires the whole house. Try to .

..keep up.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #38)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 11:30 PM

42. Let's see now . . .

WHAT PARTY is the MAJORITY party in the new 2019 House of Representatives . . . Oh yes, it's the Democrats, who SOLIDLY support Nancy Pelosi and have made it abundantly clear that they want her as the incoming SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. It doesn't matter what vote the republiCAN'Ts cast. It's not even relevant. But then neither are you.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #42)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 09:55 AM

43. Yes, but it's not official yet. So I'm wondering how she gets to officially make hires. You're...

... really not being very nice.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #43)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 09:49 PM

44. Ask yourself this

In FOUR days, will your question be relevant ?

Look up the expression "Forgone Conclusion."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 11:47 PM

33. From Neal Katyal

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 01:22 AM

36. How will House Counsel Letter (who has made over 200 oral arguments

Before appellate and the Supreme Court) ever. Be able to match the brilliant legal strategies of the likes of Sessions, Whitaker and the other nameless bozos working for the Reps.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 01:29 AM

37. This is like getting Willie Mays in his prime


When they had a going away party at the DOJ Chief Justice Roberts came to wish him well.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 12:06 PM

39. Good one!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 03:44 PM

41. House Democrats are staffing up

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