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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:26 PM

Rick Wilson responds to McCabe investigation being dropped:


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Reply Rick Wilson responds to McCabe investigation being dropped: (Original post)
George II Friday OP
imanamerican63 Friday #1
mfcorey1 Friday #3
vlyons Friday #5
Hermit-The-Prog Friday #9
vlyons Friday #2
Baitball Blogger Friday #4
VOX Friday #6
Pepsidog Friday #7
VOX Friday #8
Pepsidog Friday #22
soldierant Friday #24
denem Friday #12
BlancheSplanchnik Saturday #30
Skittles Friday #23
CaptainTruth Friday #10
struggle4progress Friday #18
padah513 Friday #11
irisblue Friday #13
wishstar Saturday #27
W T F Friday #14
Laura PourMeADrink Friday #15
wisteria Friday #16
BarbD Friday #17
wishstar Saturday #26
gembaby1 Friday #19
colorado_ufo Friday #20
Oppaloopa Friday #21
NotHardly Saturday #25
True Blue American Saturday #29
DeSmet Saturday #28

Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:31 PM

1. You have to wonder if they did this because there is a back cloud over the DOJ?

Also, Trump won't be happy about this!

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Response to imanamerican63 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:33 PM

3. That is exactly why. We are not stupid to fall for their shenanigans. Not impressed!

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Response to imanamerican63 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:34 PM

5. That thought occured to me too

Now when Barr testifies to congress on March 30, he can say, "See? We are fair and honest."

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Response to imanamerican63 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:35 PM

9. Willie Winkwink fuBarr sez, "See! I can pull my head out of trump's ass any time I want!"

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:32 PM

2. Indeed!

ha ha ha ha etc

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:33 PM

4. I'm not convinced this is unrelated to the Roger Stone sentencing scandal.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:42 PM

6. Rick Wilson is the strongest and best Trumplandia basher around.

Yeah, he’s Republican. But right now, he’s tweeting/writing pure GOLD.

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Response to VOX (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:02 PM

7. Steve Schmidt a close second.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:31 PM

8. I enjoy him as well. Also David Jolly.

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Response to VOX (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:17 PM

22. Crazy how Never Trumpers are best attack dogs

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:11 PM

24. No, logical.

Foe decades Republican strategy has been basically attack dogs. They have lots of practice. It's very enjoyable to see it turned on deserving Republicans.

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Response to VOX (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:59 PM

12. One way or another, Wilson will never work for the Republican Party again

and he has said so.

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Response to denem (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 07:31 AM

30. Good to know that!

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Response to VOX (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:33 PM

23. Rick really, REALLY has a way with words

he has won me over!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:42 PM

10. From what I'm reading, a grand jury refused to indict McCabe months ago, so there are no charges...

...to bring.

This is just BS to try & make it look like the DOJ is being "fair" & not retaliating.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:43 PM

18. Just another word for nothin left to lose

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:55 PM

11. Ha!!!

Barr blinked.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:03 PM

13. It is a cover for Barr, cause of this... NYT posted 1pm today

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/us/politics/michael-flynn-prosecutors-barr.html

More at article.

Snip--"Feb. 14, 2020, 1:02 p.m. ET

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WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr has assigned an outside prosecutor to scrutinize the criminal case against President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, according to people familiar with the matter.

The review is highly unusual and could trigger more accusations of political interference by top Justice Department officials into the work of career prosecutors.

Mr. Barr has also installed a handful of outside prosecutors to broadly review the handling of other politically sensitive national-security cases in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, the people said. The team includes at least one prosecutor from the office of the United States attorney in St. Louis, Jeff Jensen, who is handling the Flynn matter, as well as prosecutors from the office of the deputy attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen.

Over the past two weeks, the outside prosecutors have begun grilling line prosecutors in the Washington office about various cases — some public, some not — including investigative steps, prosecutorial actions and why they took them, according to the people. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive internal deliberations.

The Justice Department declined to comment.


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Response to irisblue (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 04:43 AM

27. Definitely a cover for Barr overstepping since Trump hasn't tweeted about McCabe Friday

Extreme for Barr to hire outside prosecutors to try to second-guess and discredit the career prosecutors who have already nearly concluded all of the cases that nailed down criminal convictions of Trump's advisors.

Especially shocking considering that Inspector Horowitz already completed thorough internal investigation concluding no wrongdoing by prosecutors or FBI except for the one FBI employee involved with Carter Page's FISA.

Strzok and others were cleared by IG regarding the handing of Flynn's FBI interviews yet Barr is staging last ditch intervention questioning prosecution over that case.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:09 PM

14. I guess Ukraine couldn't get any dirt on him

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:21 PM

15. My how all political discourse has devolved. Me too

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:25 PM

16. So now, can McCabe sue to regain his pension?

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Response to wisteria (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:40 PM

17. Good question.

It's a shame that he and his family were subjected to so much garbage.

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Response to wisteria (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 04:30 AM

26. He filed lawsuit in August 2019 to have pension restored and news should strengthen his case

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/ex-fbi-deputy-director-mccabe-sues-fbi-doj-over-firing-n1040556

The lawsuit lists as defendants Attorney General William Barr, the Justice Department, FBI Director Christopher Wray and the FBI, although it says Trump was ultimately responsible for the decision to have McCabe fired.

“Trump, acting in an official capacity as President of the United States, is responsible and accountable for Defendants’ actions," McCabe said in the suit. "Trump purposefully and intentionally caused the unlawful actions of Defendants and other Executive Branch subordinates that led to Plaintiff’s demotion and purported termination.”

McCabe said in the lawsuit that Trump demanded his "personal allegiance" and “sought retaliation” when McCabe “refused to give it." He added that "Sessions, Wray, and others served as Trump’s personal enforcers rather than the nation’s highest law enforcement officials, catering to Trump’s unlawful whims instead of honoring their oaths to uphold the Constitution

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:59 PM

19. Now that is one happy camper!

Hahahahahahaha! Looks good on Orange Caligula! Hahahahahahaha!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:02 PM

20. Rick is brilliant!

And Trump can't do a thing about it!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:05 PM

21. Can he get his pension back?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 04:03 AM

25. Jokes made about how Trump will blow up; I'm thinking with Barr driving the bus for him, no joke

He's acting this one week after the Senate failed in their duty and obligations as a body required to uphold and defend the Constitutions against all enemies foreign and domestic... we have entered a whole new Twilight Zone of revenge, retribution, and rage. Hold on to your hat Hanna, we're going for a bumpy ride with this joker.

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Response to NotHardly (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 06:04 AM

29. The McCabe case

Could have been dismissed long ago. There was no reason for it to hang on for 2 years.

I did hear something interesting yesterday. President Obama had shortened the sentence guidelines. They were lengthened under swarms Jeff Sessions and Trump!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 06:01 AM

28. I don't believe the goal was ever...

to put these men whose only crime was upholding the Constitution in jail. Politically, a bridge too far for even these snakes in power . Rather rake them over the coals with public embarrassment, attorneys fees and emotional distress in retribution. Its good to mock their failure though. Let them add up, all the failed investigations. The cost. The corruption of it. Then turn it loose on them as the election draws near.

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