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Eliot Rosewater

(31,158 posts)
Thu Feb 8, 2024, 11:23 PM Feb 2024

Jesus Christ here is another one, god dammit!!!

https://www.threads.net/@deanobeidallah/post/C3GlMunJwyv/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==


Why would Merrick Garland pick as special counsel to investigate Biden a diehard GOPer who Trump liked so much that he personally appointed him US Atty of Maryland in 2018?! That explains the BS in the report on Biden's memory. This was a political hit job!!
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Jesus Christ here is another one, god dammit!!! (Original Post) Eliot Rosewater Feb 2024 OP
Yes, it was claudette Feb 2024 #1
A Pleasure To Be In Agreement, Ma'am The Magistrate Feb 2024 #6
They really do. They're flooding the zone with their high-decibel hollering right now yliza Feb 2024 #19
Yep. Hur is a devout Trump cultist dalton99a Feb 2024 #2
That's just Merrick, bending over to be fair... dchill Feb 2024 #3
Goddamn infuriating, why does Garland do this!!! Eliot Rosewater Feb 2024 #4
It obvious to me that his purported "fairness..." dchill Feb 2024 #5
I know, I just have to be careful how I say it. Eliot Rosewater Feb 2024 #7
People who say they don't want to appear to be doing... dchill Feb 2024 #9
So it isn't a matter of personal animus? limbicnuminousity Feb 2024 #30
Uh, he's bending over to be fair. dchill Feb 2024 #31
Well then Eliot gab13by13 Feb 2024 #8
Maddening Eliot Rosewater Feb 2024 #10
How quickly we forget when it is convenient for something to be forgotten. Beastly Boy Feb 2024 #15
let me know the next time appointing a rethug so rethugs won't complain about something Takket Feb 2024 #11
Thank you Eliot Rosewater Feb 2024 #12
A red flag went up for me when McConnell voted to confirm Garland. jalan48 Feb 2024 #13
A simple answer Beastly Boy Feb 2024 #14
Yep. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #17
Not Really, Sir The Magistrate Feb 2024 #18
Trump had Bill Barr to redact anything he didn't like from doc03 Feb 2024 #16
Let's not forget that Garland was approved for a Supreme Court... rubbersole Feb 2024 #20
Obama originally picked Garland Sky Jewels Feb 2024 #22
Understood, we can't say what we, never mind Eliot Rosewater Feb 2024 #28
He moderated several of their events and was listed as an "expert" on their website. Sky Jewels Feb 2024 #29
On MSNBC tonight this was compared to the remarks by James Comey. Rhiannon12866 Feb 2024 #21
There's something very wrong with Garland. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #23
Indeed. He needs to go. triron Feb 2024 #24
He hires a man who is partisan and unprofessional. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #25
Garland had no idea that his guy was a partisan hack and unprofessional? Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #26
I've defended Garland before. The Unmitigated Gall Feb 2024 #27

The Magistrate

(95,274 posts)
6. A Pleasure To Be In Agreement, Ma'am
Thu Feb 8, 2024, 11:30 PM
Feb 2024

Too many among our leadership seem to think there really is some great scorer in the sky, who asks not did you win or lose, but how you play the game. There isn't, and down here nobody much cares either. Who wields power, and who does not, is all that matters.

yliza

(75 posts)
19. They really do. They're flooding the zone with their high-decibel hollering right now
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 01:56 AM
Feb 2024

The colossal rake-stomp in Congress yesterday has been shoved out of the news cycle. Instead it’s dogpile on Biden, with no mention of how utterly inappropriate it was for Hur to make those remarks.

dchill

(38,669 posts)
3. That's just Merrick, bending over to be fair...
Thu Feb 8, 2024, 11:27 PM
Feb 2024

...he just never found out that you're supposed to bend over backwards.

dchill

(38,669 posts)
5. It obvious to me that his purported "fairness..."
Thu Feb 8, 2024, 11:30 PM
Feb 2024

...is heavily weighted by his Federalist leanings. Leanings are usually definably not upright.

Eliot Rosewater

(31,158 posts)
7. I know, I just have to be careful how I say it.
Thu Feb 8, 2024, 11:31 PM
Feb 2024

I do not understand why he is still in that position.

Not to mention that the ridiculous two year delay in appointing the special council will be why Trump skates on everything.

Or as Dean Obeidallah points out Cori Bush is investigated but Jim Jordan and others are not investigated for being 100% involved in an insurrection.

dchill

(38,669 posts)
9. People who say they don't want to appear to be doing...
Thu Feb 8, 2024, 11:37 PM
Feb 2024

...things that are "too political" are busy making careers out of being political. That doesn't explain why he's still in that position, but it also DOES.

limbicnuminousity

(1,407 posts)
30. So it isn't a matter of personal animus?
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 07:54 PM
Feb 2024

Garland is the kind of guy who would pick a name out of a hat? It's a genuine question, I don't know enough about Merrick Garland to have a feel for this. Why would he orchestrate a hitjob?

gab13by13

(21,541 posts)
8. Well then Eliot
Thu Feb 8, 2024, 11:36 PM
Feb 2024

maybe I shouldn't tell you this but, the special counsel, Weiss, who indicted Hunter Biden, was also appointed a US Marshall by Trump.

Also, remember when Trump fired Comey? Magat Senator Mike Lee went to Trump and recommended that Trump replace Comey with, hmm, um, er, Merrick Garland.

Beastly Boy

(9,599 posts)
15. How quickly we forget when it is convenient for something to be forgotten.
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 12:23 AM
Feb 2024

Lee wanted Garland out of the DC Court of Appeals, for Trump to appoint a conservative judge there. Got nowhere with that.

Maddening!

Takket

(21,740 posts)
11. let me know the next time appointing a rethug so rethugs won't complain about something
Thu Feb 8, 2024, 11:39 PM
Feb 2024

works out well for Democrats.

Beastly Boy

(9,599 posts)
14. A simple answer
Thu Feb 8, 2024, 11:55 PM
Feb 2024

When a Republican exonerates Biden (the eventual outcome which I suspect Garland was expecting regardless of the SC's political affiliation), the SC's decision leaves no possibility of doubt, even among Biden's staunchest detractors. All they are left to drool over is a supposed SC's remark about Biden's age, which, upon elementary examination, turns out to not be the SC's remark about Biden's age.

TwilightZone

(25,540 posts)
17. Yep.
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 12:32 AM
Feb 2024

We've chosen to fixate on the petty nonsense tacked on to the report instead of the big picture, which is that a Republican SC not only did not find anything to charge but clearly detailed why President Biden was not charged and Trump was.

We're missing the forest for the moss growing under one rock.

The Magistrate

(95,274 posts)
18. Not Really, Sir
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 01:02 AM
Feb 2024

He'll be just one more RINO Deep State operative whose disloyalty to MAGA is unmasked by refusal to charge the obviously guilty old crooked Joe with all the crimes he committed.

doc03

(35,484 posts)
16. Trump had Bill Barr to redact anything he didn't like from
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 12:29 AM
Feb 2024

the Meuller report. We never found out for years what was redacted.

rubbersole

(6,784 posts)
20. Let's not forget that Garland was approved for a Supreme Court...
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 02:26 AM
Feb 2024

..nomination by none other than that liberal stalwart Orrin Hatch. Obama asked his advice and took it. Mitch McTurtle screwed them both.

Sky Jewels

(7,220 posts)
22. Obama originally picked Garland
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 02:58 AM
Feb 2024

because he thought he’d be palatable to the GQP.

Can’t really express my thoughts safely on these topics….

Eliot Rosewater

(31,158 posts)
28. Understood, we can't say what we, never mind
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 06:48 PM
Feb 2024

Isn’t there a federalist Society connection to Merrick Garland?

Irish_Dem

(48,449 posts)
25. He hires a man who is partisan and unprofessional.
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 04:29 PM
Feb 2024

A total slime ball.

And he didn't realize it until it was too late?

Something is very off here.

The Unmitigated Gall

(3,840 posts)
27. I've defended Garland before.
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 05:13 PM
Feb 2024

No more.
This is beyond the pale.
Just as the national media is coming around to considering Trump's obvious cognitive decline, out comes this POS.

AG Garland is now the second to allow unqualified, musing opinions to be released in what should be purely a factual document.

Unforgivable.

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