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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:08 PM

WHOA! McCabe Judge Walton: "...it's a banana republic when we go down that road."



Natasha Bertrand ✔@NatashaBertrand

Judge Reggie Walton told the McCabe prosecutors: “The public is listening... I don't think people like the fact that you got somebody at the top basically trying to dictate whether somebody should be prosecuted ... I just think it's a banana republic when we go down that road.”

Josh Gerstein ✔@joshgerstein

NEW: DOJ decision to drop McCabe probe came on deadline to release docs in related #FOIA case. They show the judge said he feared Trump comments about McCabe prosecution were turning US into a 'banana republic.' More: https://politi.co/2SNOCZk


3:43 PM - Feb 14, 2020


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Reply WHOA! McCabe Judge Walton: "...it's a banana republic when we go down that road." (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Friday OP
madaboutharry Friday #1
2naSalit Friday #6
DENVERPOPS Friday #16
OMGWTF Friday #19
Thomas Hurt Friday #2
Submariner Friday #3
klook Friday #5
Perseus Friday #12
muriel_volestrangler Friday #14
Newest Reality Friday #4
malaise Friday #7
ffr Friday #8
live love laugh Friday #20
H2O Man Friday #9
Dennis Donovan Friday #11
H2O Man Friday #13
spanone Friday #10
Warpy Friday #15
calimary Friday #17
FakeNoose Friday #18
dchill Friday #21
BootinUp Saturday #22
Wounded Bear Saturday #23
Karadeniz Saturday #24
ck4829 Monday #25
dewsgirl Monday #26

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:10 PM

1. Just think for a moment what we don't know.

The corruption that we actually do see is just a fraction of what is going on in the government.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:33 PM

6. +1

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:51 PM

16. Amen to that MAH

I often have said to my son: We don't know a thousandth of what goes on, nor do we want to.......LOL

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:02 PM

19. And if the Dems didn't control the House they'd be getting away with EVERYTHING!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:11 PM

2. yeah, what was in the FOIA request docs that they had to cut and run...what are they covering up

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:13 PM

3. She will become "Nasty Natasha" I bet after Dump sees her comment

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Response to Submariner (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:22 PM

5. She's already on the Enemies List

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Response to Submariner (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 05:29 PM

12. She will be one of the heroes when this is all done and the chimp is gone and jailed

She is not only beautiful but so smart and good at what she does. I love to hear her during interviews, she is one of those people who can be eloquent, tell her story without pausing with an "ahh", or whatever most of us do.

I am sure she is in an enemy's list, the chimp is an ignorant but he is not stupid, I bet he knows how good Natasha is.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:08 PM

14. She's just reporting what the judge said, which CREW's FOIA request revealed

She's just highlighting her colleague's report on it. It's the judge, Reggie Walton, who'll get the Orange Rage directed at him. FWIW, it says he was an appointee of George W. Bush.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:18 PM

4. I have read an article...

An article I read a while back made a case for factors that indicate the banana republic is already in progress.

One of the problems we have with assessing the real condition of this country is not just the complexity of it, but the flavored simulation of it that the media, overall, depicts for us. We are not in the age of serious, journalistic reporting right now and sources for that are far and few between, though they exist outside the main stream, and I am referring to good, solid reporting on vital issues, sans agendas and conspiracy theory nonsense.

The medium is still the massage and that should be taken into account because it remains a truism. In other words, you are seeing the media AS the message and the constant flow of contents in an ever-churning news cycle are in that media. The analogy is that the dryer is about drying clothes, any clothes, but the clothes don't do the drying and any clothes will do, if that makes sense.

What is interesting is that Trump's blurting of FAKE NEWS plays into all this well. It deflects attention from the above rather well, and it seems that is directed on our side, (because we should question corporate media and its intentions, but not because Trump is using that mistrust as a ploy) while his manipulation of the other side is the implication that he has and tells the real truth and any facts or criticism about him is phony so you can always trust the authoritarian dictator in a situation like that.

Caveat Emptor!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:48 PM

7. Well the Con is bananas

as in a raving fucking lunatic

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:55 PM

8. In 2016 we became a Banana Republic. This ruling just delays it a little

We need a massive work strike that brings these swamp dwellers to their knees. ENOUGH!

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Response to ffr (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:07 PM

20. Yes. 💯

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 05:04 PM

9. Recommended.

I remember when Judge Walton was going to hear the Scooter Libby case, some forum members were concerned that he would allow Libby to slide, because Walton is conservative. I said then that he was the perfect judge to oversee the case, because he is fair. Strict, for sure. And serious as the day is long.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 05:08 PM

11. *That's* where I remember him from!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 05:51 PM

13. Yep.

He's a serious man, who speaks his mind. And he definitely doesn't excuse government corruption.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 05:05 PM

10. Thank you Judge!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:15 PM

15. That's exactly where all the billionaires want us to go

now that they own all the bananas.

They haven't quite realized that isn't enough. Dictators of all kinds are more beholden to the military than they are to rich men who put them into office.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:55 PM

17. He's right. We ARE listening. More of us, every day.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:59 PM

18. Hah! Maybe Judge Walton reads DU?

She's no fool and she has her ear to the ground.


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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:37 PM

21. K&R.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 01:29 AM

22. Still a few judges left. nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:36 PM

23. Really liking Ms Bertrand...

she's showing some journalistic chops the last year or so.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 02:25 PM

24. Judges are not being kind to Trump...remember when a judge called Flynn a traitor? He

Later apologized because it didn't meet the legal criteria. We need a nonwar definition for treasonous behavior.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 07:10 AM

25. K&R

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 07:15 AM

26. I think I am still shocked, they didn't prosecute him by manufacturing

evidence. He is a big boogeyman on the right, they were whipped into a frenzy awaiting his arrest.

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