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Kudos to Nicolle Wallace

for spending a big segment of her show keeping the 1/5 DC Hotel war room in the spotlight. Kudos to Liz Cheney who again today lambasted Republicans for not having the guts to protect our democracy. Excellent show today, even moderate Clare McCaskill admitted that things weren't progressing quickly enough, that maybe the select committee would have to invoke inherent contempt and start arresting people if DOJ is lagging.

Disclaimer; I only watch Nicolle, Chris Hayes, and Rachel but I really doubt that anyone else spent much time talking about the 1/5 war room.

Where is our DOJ?

I have to keep after this because; face the truth, the select committee can only go so far, can only do so much and it can be stone walled, DOJ has the clout. This is what I am talking about, why wasn't this done the day after Garland was confirmed to find out the origins of a coup against our government. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Barr did it to look into the origins of the Trump/Russia investigation.

I am of the stubborn opinion that unless our DOJ acts independently into investigating the origins and money behind the coup, nothing meaningful will come of the House investigation. A person cannot stonewall to appear before a grand jury.

I'm talking about the authority our AG has right now, without referrals from the select committee. It's not like our democracy is depending on it.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has given extra protection to the prosecutor he appointed to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, granting him authority to complete the work without being easily fired.

Barr told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he had appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham as a special counsel in October under the same federal regulations that governed special counsel Robert Mueller in the original Russia probe. He said Durham’s investigation has been narrowing to focus more on the conduct of FBI agents who worked on the Russia investigation, known by the code name of Crossfire Hurricane.

Fucking Barr did it just to cover for Trump. Garland can do the same to save our democracy.

I am just an internet lawyer, someone explain to me why this isn't happening now?

Dark Money Behind the Coup,

Sheldon Whitehouse was on Nicolle Wednesday saying we needed to get dark money out of politics. He said a handful of billionaires own politicians. Whitehouse was on Rachel yesterday and stated that Jeffrey Clark was not smart enough to attempt a coup without help. He then mentioned the words "grand jury" and Jeffrey Clark. He then mentioned that Clark is now working for a Libertarian group "funded by Charles Koch." Is this one of the billionaires that Whitehouse is talking about? Are we starting to see who is behind the scenes of this failed coup? How many politicians does Charles Koch own? Joe Manchin, just a question, but did you accept Koch money?

Drag this Libertarian through the coals, expose this cockroach if he is one of the people behind the curtain.

Then again, maybe I am jumping to conclusions, starved for action and accountability. Getting Jeffrey Clark in front of a grand jury is a huge step forward.

Oh and, LOCK THEM UP.

Debt Ceiling Vote Tonight.

So let's take a poll. Does McConnell have the votes to raise the debt ceiling? He needs 10 GQPers to vote with the Dems. Will they draw straws?

Sheldon Whitehouse

coming up on Nicolle Wallace, now. DUers who say patience should tune in.

Eve of Destruction, applicable today,

especially the lyrics "a handful of Senators won't pass legislation."

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiN08GojKzzAhVQMlkFHa4GCKEQwqsBegQIBBAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DIFZUDQ85bFU&usg=AOvVaw36_vg4dWXIgRDDFcMKRTkY

Apathy in our ranks,

Personally I feel that the people who are telling us to relax that there is plenty of time to pass legislation and to hold Trumpers accountable are the people who are a threat to our party. Sorry if that is negative but it's because I am worried about our party and our democracy.

Speaker Pelosi has promised to bring up the Senate passed infrastructure bill and in conjuncture with president Biden's Build Back Better 3.5 trillion dollar bill. I am extremely afraid of neither bill being passed. The 3.5 trillion dollar bill is on track to be voted down by a couple of Democratic Senators and if that happens then progressive Dems in the House will vote down the Senate infrastructure bill. You tell me how that will look in the mid terms. People like me have been calling wolf for many months now and have been told to relax, all is just fine. OK then assuage my fears.

As far as holding higher ups in the Trump cult accountable, well, Merrick Garland is a nice guy, highly qualified, maybe we needed a not so nice guy. I have complained a dozen times here why our DOJ didn't stop the fraudit in Arizona and now it's spread to other states. Our DOJ is defending Donald Trump in his defamation law suit v E. Jeanne Carroll, our DOJ had the authority to shut down the indictment of the lawyer involved in the Alfa bank server but he allowed it to proceed.

Every time I post something like this I am told to be patient and every time I post something like this it gets closer to Kornacki time.

Stop telling me to be patient, I need to see progress, I need to see action, my next post may be too late.

General Milley

Anyone asking for General Milley to resign is basically saying that it's OK to lose our democratic government.

Donald Trump gutted the defense department and put his cronies in power as acting this and acting that. Trump was trying to do a coup and General Milley was a guard rail for our democracy.

General Milley is a hero, Vindman is an asshole, he learned nothing about the former administration.

Nuff said.

By the bye, every head of every department of our military was worried that Trump was insane, it wasn't just Milley.

Insurrectionists are going to get light sentences.

So far the Biden administration has appointed 9 federal judges, president Biden has 24 nominees waiting confirmation. My point, there are a lot of Nazi judges out there. There is an article out today that 2 judges are challenging obstruction of Congress charges (a felony) against the 1/6 insurrectionists. They feel the charges are too harsh.

U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta asked how federal prosecutors distinguish felony conduct qualifying as “obstructing an official proceeding” of Congress — punishable by up to 20 years in prison — from misdemeanor offenses the government has charged others with, such as shouting to interrupt a congressional hearing.

I also read today that another insurrectionist was allowed to go home to await trial even though he violated the terms of his release.

8 months have passed since the insurrection, it sure appears to me that the GQP game plan is working, delay until they take back the House and then I guarantee that investigations will grind to a halt. Today is the day that phone records, social media records are to be turned over to Congress, I wait with bated breath.

Question about Covid infections and deaths

It used to be the practice for cable news networks to display an active chart on the TV screen showing daily Covid infections and deaths, every day.

I don't see that any more, I don't even hear it being reported.

My question: doesn't ignoring the ongoing daily Covid infections and deaths give everyone a false sense of security, like, Oh boy there isn't anything to worry about I got vaccinated?

I believe that cable news is contributing to Covid infections and deaths by not showing the running totals like they used to do.
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