Saturday 16th of November 2019

methodical, attentive, calm and riding the storm of chaos on the side of truth...


Department of Justice Attorney General William Barr is the perfect man for the job. He is methodical, attentive, calm and rides the storm of chaos with the demeanor of a man who knows he is standing on the side of truth.

It is evident that former senior Obama administration officials and opponents of President Trump know that and fear it. It began last night with the ‘non-story’ that Special Counsel Robert Mueller prosecutors weren’t happy with Barr’s four page letter explaining their report on the Russia investigation.


biden's republican friends...

DUBUQUE, Iowa — As Joseph R. Biden Jr. made his way across Iowa on his first trip as a 2020 presidential candidate, the former vice president repeatedly returned to one term — aberration — when he referred to the Trump presidency.

“Limit it to four years,” Mr. Biden pleaded with a ballroom crowd of 600 in the eastern Iowa city of Dubuque. “History will treat this administration’s time as an aberration.”

“This is not the Republican Party,” he added, citing his relationships with “my Republican friends in the House and Senate.”

There is no disagreement among Democrats about the urgency of defeating Mr. Trump. But Mr. Biden’s singular focus on the president as the source of the nation’s ills, while extending an olive branch to Republicans, has exposed a significant fault line in the Democratic primary.


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soul-eating president...

James Comey's account of how Trump ‘ate the soul’ of Bill Barr is hysterical in every way


The former FBI director hit a new shrieking high in the blossoming genre of Trump-is-the-Devil essays, portraying him as a literal fiend who can make grown Republican men forget their loyalties to their country and even family.

Even his most committed deputies would agree that working with the current US president (though probably some other bosses too) requires you to compromise and see things from his point of view.

Or as Comey calls it, letting him “eat your soul in small bites.”

How does Donald Trump exert such power that Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Robert Mueller to the Russia investigation, now ignores the collusion Comey can see so plainly in the Mueller Report?


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James Comey writes, “Amoral leaders have a way of revealing the character of those around them”

— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 1, 2019



The president is part hypnotist.

“Speaking rapid-fire with no spot for others to jump into the conversation, Mr. Trump makes everyone a co-conspirator to his preferred set of facts, or delusions. I have felt it — this president building with his words a web of alternativ



Part dictator, who demands “public display of personal fealty” at the risk of… what exactly?

“While the entire world is watching, you do what everyone else around the table does — you talk about how amazing the leader is and what an honor it is to be associated with him.”



“Accomplished people lacking inner strength” like Attorney General Bill Barr and his former deputy Rosenstein “feel this happening” but instead of resigning with honor, compromise as “you convince yourself that you simply must stay, to preserve and protect the people and institutions and values you hold dear.”

But he’s already got you.

“And then you are lost. He has eaten your soul.” Ta-da-da.

Or maybe James Comey, Barr and Rosenstein genuinely think there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, because they read the report which says that there wasn’t.

It’s not even that Comey’s piece has no merit – there is something in the psychological picture that he paints that is plausible, insightful even.

But in a desire to jack up the drama, he tips into purple prose, then bathos. He seems agitated, vaguely unhinged. No politician is a soulsucker. Not Trump. Not Obama. Not Putin. Not even Mao or Hitler



Fainting like a possessed schoolgirl in a over-ripe Southern Gothic novel at the mere presence of Trump evokes only sighs from Republicans and moderates, while inflaming further the already overactive imaginations of on-looking Democrats.

I mean, how do you even fight soulsuckers? Can you beat one in an election? Can Nancy Pelosi overpower Beelzebub? Is the Supreme Court full of zombies? Whose side are THEY on?

This is really no way to talk about politics.

What this is, however, is a chance for James Comey, a man with a distinguished public service career but small stores of public affection, to shed his dignity trying to stay relevant, as he stands on the street shouting “Listen to me! I’ve seen Satan himself and looked him in the eye! Only I can save you!”


By Igor Ogorodnev

Igor Ogorodnev is a Russian-British journalist, who has worked at RT since 2007 as a correspondent, editor and writer.


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dems? mueller did not find anything. get over it...

The last thing the world needs is more of Robert Mueller’s commentary, but Congress is determined to have him hold forth at a public hearing.

It isn’t as though we don’t already have the special counsel’s version of events. He mustered enormous investigative resources and took two years to write a 400-page report that is available to the public and presumably carefully written (although not necessarily carefully thought through).

That should be enough for Mueller to stand on — and enough for Congress to make a decision to ­impeach or not impeach, or otherwise dispose of the matter as it sees fit. Instead, Mueller is going to be asked to expand on his already expansive report that not only blew through Justice Department regulations but inverted the longstanding burden of proof in the Anglo American legal tradition.

As a prosecutor, Mueller’s sole job was to decide whether or not the president was guilty of a crime. He declined to do this, choosing ­instead to write a nearly 200-page volume on obstruction cataloguing what he found in the course of not making the only decision he was supposed to make.

The relevant regulations say at the conclusion of the special counsel’s work he or she “shall provide the attorney general with a confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions reached by the special counsel.”

On obstruction, Mueller reached no such decision, and he didn’t write a confidential report, either — his report was clearly meant for public consumption. Besides that, he’s a sticker for the rules.

“Mueller’s action,” Jack Goldsmith of Harvard Law School writes at Lawfare, “seems inconsistent with what the regulations tried to accomplish, which was to prevent extra-prosecutorial editorializing.” Worse, as Trump’s special counsel, Emmet Flood, set out in an excoriating letter, by stipulating that the evidence prevented him “from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred,” Mueller stood the presumption of innocence on its head.


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Mueller did not find evidence of anything. Democrats, get a life. If you want to get rid of Trump, wait till next year with the new presidential elections. Present a candidate that has legs, not Biden, possibly Bernie or at best a woman, say Tulsi Gabbard... The others are nuts. They will help Trump by default.


The fifth female lawmaker to enter the 2020 presidential race officially announced her candidacy on Sunday — and remarkably, this historic moment doesn’t even seem like a huge deal.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) joined the ranks of top-tier Democratic women to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency, highlighting her working-class roots and wide regional appeal at a wintry campaign launch event in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard had all previously announced that they’re running for the Democratic nomination. You can also add to that list political outsider Marianne Williamson, Oprah’s spiritual adviser and self-proclaimed “bitch for God,” who formally announced her candidacy last month.

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God help us against these bitches!!!