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-Lurid Crime Tales-
AG Barr Appoints U.S. Attorney To Investigate Origins Of Russia Investigation
[DailyWire] Attorney General Bill Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation and to determine if the FBI's surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016 was legal.
Hold me in contempt, you little shits? How you like these apples?
The Associated Press reported that a source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that Barr "appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the inquiry."

"The inquiry will focus on whether the government’s methods to collect intelligence relating to the Trump campaign were lawful and appropriate," The AP added. "Durham has previously investigated law enforcement corruption, the destruction of CIA videotapes and the Boston FBI office’s relationship with mobsters."
That tiny slamming sound you heard was sphincters in DS and Dem assholes everywhere
In April, a Trump administration official told Fox News that Barr had assembled a team to investigate the origins of the FBI the Obama administration's FBI counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign.

"I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016," Barr said during a congressional hearing in April.
That last statement, made before congress, was what we politically refer to as a "Veiled Threat" to the congressional dems. You didn't listen. Now the mechanics of government are going to grind right over your failed coup attempt.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Durham has previously investigated law enforcement corruption, the destruction of CIA videotapes and the Boston FBI office’s relationship with mobsters."

Appears AG Barr has selected the right man for the job.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2019 1:10 Comments || Top||

#2  This legithmate witch hunt can be over in a day if somone would give Barr Hillary's address.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 05/14/2019 2:20 Comments || Top||


#4  "You guys took your best shot - now it's my turn."
Posted by: Raj || 05/14/2019 7:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Appears AG Barr has selected the right man for the job.

Maybe. I'm from Missouri until I hear the cell doors clang shut behind the plotters.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/14/2019 8:39 Comments || Top||

#6  In November 2011, Durham was included on The New Republic's list of Washington's most powerful, least famous people.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/14/2019 11:03 Comments || Top||

#7  I wanna hear the cell doors clang.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/14/2019 11:04 Comments || Top||

#8  About a 9.75 pucker factor on the left side of the aisle.

You don't suppose Nadler will ask Dunham to testify and try to discredit the investigation or request documents to leak and kill the investigation?
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 05/14/2019 14:28 Comments || Top||

#9  Things just got a lot more interesting.

CIA Joins Barr in Investigating Origins of Trump Campaign Surveillance
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/14/2019 15:08 Comments || Top||

#10  More likely to obscure and misdirect than to help. I believe the CIA and DNI were in this all along with the FBI and White House
Posted by: Frank G || 05/14/2019 15:11 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Rod Rosenstein tears into James Comey by calling him a 'partisan pundit' who 'deserved' to be fired' and slams the former FBI director for 'selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the fate of my immortal soul'
[MAIL] In his remarks on Monday, Rosenstein defended his actions while taking aim at Comey, who recently said that the former deputy attorney general’s soul had been ‘eaten’ by Trump.

‘Now the former director seems to be acting as a partisan pundit, selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul,’ Rosenstein said.

‘I kid you not. That is disappointing.’

Rosenstein delivered his speech to some 1,000 people at the annual Greater Baltimore Committee dinner, according to CNN.

He insisted that his decisions were not driven by partisan politics but by the rule of law.

Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 07:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Rod tries to rehabilitate himself. Day late and several dollars short. Amusing to watch nonetheless...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2019 8:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Still funny as hell, Murcek.

Popcorn anyone?
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/14/2019 8:58 Comments || Top||

#3  In other news:. Former president Bill Clinton refers to Joe Biden as 'pervert'.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2019 9:10 Comments || Top||

#4  If Hollywood needs a character that looks like a complete backstabbing weasel, they should just hire this guy.
Posted by: Raj || 05/14/2019 9:26 Comments || Top||

#5  "Pundit" is a stretch.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/14/2019 10:44 Comments || Top||

#6  #3 In other news:. Former president Bill Clinton refers to Joe Biden as 'pervert'.

No surprise you seem to be fond of the Babylon Bee. Good satire.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/14/2019 10:46 Comments || Top||

#7  Popcorn Time! Need to by the gourmet variety and extra garlic butter!
Posted by: magpie || 05/14/2019 11:07 Comments || Top||

#8  Garlic popcorn with caramel and dark chocolate sauce. Sea salt...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2019 11:45 Comments || Top||

#9  Rosenstein always reminded me of the Elliot Rosen character in Absence of Malice.
Too confident of his own cleverness and untouchable-ness by half.

Mebbe he can suffer the same fate.

(Wilford Brimley would have been good as Barr or that feller from CT.)
Posted by: JHH || 05/14/2019 12:01 Comments || Top||

#10  Comey says can't remember 230plus times, then writes a book...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/14/2019 12:11 Comments || Top||

#11  Comey says can't remember 230plus times, then writes a book...

It's both intermittent and selective. You simply have to catch Jim at the right moment.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2019 12:13 Comments || Top||

#12  His memory was selectively Bleach-Bit
Posted by: Frank G || 05/14/2019 12:34 Comments || Top||

#13  Wilford Brimley in The Firm: A subpeeney is a marvelous thing..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2019 14:07 Comments || Top||


Former DHS officials ousted over push back on Trump administration's plan to arrest thousands of migrants
[FOX] Former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and a top immigration official challenged a previously secret White House plan to arrest thousands of migrant parents and children in nearly a dozen U.S. cities, Fox News confirmed Monday.

The Trump administration wanted to target migrant families that had crossed into the U.S. from Mexico in attempt to show that the U.S. wasn't going to back down on its border stance by detaining and deporting illegal immigrant families, The Washington Post first reported, citing several current and former Homeland Security officials.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 04:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This one, Kelly, Mattis and Haley. Put them on the border in a tent. Let them do their missionary work on a skin of the teeth budget.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2019 7:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Failed loyalty to the boss, sometimes examples must be made.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2019 7:48 Comments || Top||


'Less than half of Americans would vote a socialist into the White House – but two-thirds would cast a ballot for a Muslim president, Gallup survey reveals
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Didn't they already?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/13/2019 11:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, those people have no idea what socialism or muzzism is. But the media tells them muzzists are cuddlier.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2019 0:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Seems it was only yesterday that we had a socialist and a Muslim president.
Posted by: Raj || 05/14/2019 7:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Why do you think the Left is importing millions of illegals?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/14/2019 9:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Not likely. We have had our Barry full.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/14/2019 9:52 Comments || Top||

#6  All these alleged surveys and I've never been asked once! I must not meet their pre-requirements.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 05/14/2019 10:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Noticed that, AA5839? I get calls all the time that are probably surveys, but I don't answer em. They throw out the answers that don't fit their template anyway.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2019 11:47 Comments || Top||

#8  Seems it was only yesterday that we had a socialist and a Muslim president.

And black. And gay metrosexual. And urban elitist.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2019 12:33 Comments || Top||

#9  From Chicago even. The Midwest. The Heartland. The Redbasket of America.
Posted by: Pancho and Company5814 || 05/14/2019 12:51 Comments || Top||

#10  ValJar is a metrosexual?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 05/14/2019 13:12 Comments || Top||

#11  ValJar is a swingin' dick. Go ahead, try to fire me.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2019 14:11 Comments || Top||

#12  What people say to project wokeness and what they truly would do are not always the same.
Posted by: rschwarz || 05/14/2019 14:47 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Rashida Tlaib Relaxes After Long Day By Watching Heartwarming Concentration Camp Scenes From 'Schindler's List'
[Babylon Bee] WASHINGTON, D.C.‐After a long day in the office Monday, congressional representative Rashida Tlaib reportedly popped a bag of popcorn, settled back into her chair, and watched her favorite heartwarming concentration camp scenes from Steven Spielberg's classic film Schindler's List.

"This scene where this Jewish girl gets shot in cold blood---it just provides me with a really great calming feeling," she said, according to frightened aides, as she leaned back and took in her favorite scene in the movie. "A real, enormous sense of peace and tranquility."

"I mean, of course, because my ancestors provided a place the Jews could settle," she quickly added. "I definitely don't mean the Holocaust itself is calming. But still, when I think about it, I just feel these waves of serenity breaking over me like a summer storm."

Rep. Tlaib then sighed contentedly as she set the film to play the scene in repeat for the next several hours.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2019 01:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I thought the Bee was supposed to be satire.
Posted by: gorb || 05/14/2019 6:42 Comments || Top||

#2  I want to hear more about how the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini helped the Jews escape Nazi persecution.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2019 7:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Can we dig up Roosevelt and his henchmen and light them on fire for their malpractice too?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2019 7:43 Comments || Top||

#4  #2: Dead = beyond further Nazi persecution
Posted by: Frank G || 05/14/2019 8:43 Comments || Top||

#5  The lampshade scenes bring a cheerful tear to her eye...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2019 9:42 Comments || Top||

#6  That may take a while, Besoeker.
Posted by: gorb || 05/14/2019 22:03 Comments || Top||



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