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Home Front: Politix
On Aug 11, Sullivan will appear before DC Circuit Court
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[NationalReview] D.C. Circuit judges seem disturbed by the degree to which Judge Emmet Sullivan has exhibited bias in Flynn’s case.

... whatever one may have thought about the gravity of Sullivan's irregular behavior back in May, he has now clearly crossed the Rubicon. It is incumbent on him to recuse himself. If he can't bring himself to do that ‐ a failure that would further demonstrate a lack of judicial detachment ‐ the D.C. Circuit should disqualify him. Either way, the case should be reassigned to a new judge, who should promptly grant the Justice Department's motion to dismiss.
Posted by: lord garth || 08/09/2020 08:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6495 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That this circus has gone on as long as it has is a disgrace and a black eye to the US "Justice" system.

And then you have the Sessions's and Barr's of the world that don't help matters.
Posted by: Clem || 08/09/2020 11:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Every aspect of this has dragged out the persecution of Flynn and the horrific legal casts that have destroyed him (for now I trust!}. It is a cautionary tale to anyone who is a key player in helping Trump, and continues to troll Trump to pardon him, a political gift to the democrats for the next 90 days if he does so. The real tragedy may be that Sullivan is removed or recuses himself at last, and a new judge is assigned and takes time to drag the case out more. This is about intimidation and perpetuating the gag order against Flynn, who in the end hopefully becomes a very rich man and starts talking at last about what he knows....with devastating effect I suspect. Obama's telling Trump that the two greatest threats he faced were Russia and Flynn speaks volumes about what they feared he would say and do.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/09/2020 13:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Next Tuesday, we may (or may not) know the disposition of this miscarriage of justice.

Sullivan ought to be ashamed of himself for taking his direction from Obummer (and the Swamp). His legacy will be that of a sycophant and not a judge interested in justice. He could have played it straight but didn't.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/09/2020 13:57 Comments || Top||

#4  How much of this long drawn out farce is Deep State™ Machinations and how much is the Black Robed Mafia™ closing ranks to protect their authority?
Posted by: magpie || 08/09/2020 14:36 Comments || Top||

#5  The court will "split the baby" in the nastiest way possible. Flynn wile be declared "guilty but unadjuticable" (yes, I know, WTF does that mean?) Sullivan will be declared "judicially unassailable" (yes, I know, WTF does that mean?)

Business will go on as usual.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/09/2020 14:46 Comments || Top||

Anti-government, anti-Netanyahu protests gain momentum outside Israel
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And the author doesn't even notice the irony.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/09/2020 9:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Sure is nice to see a non-anti-Trump rally every once in a while.
Posted by: Clem || 08/09/2020 10:10 Comments || Top||

#3  A "Protest" with more newspaper photographers than protesters?
Posted by: magpie || 08/09/2020 14:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Anti-Netanyahu to the point of protesting is also anti-Trump — and pro-Bibi is also pro-Trump — they support each other.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/09/2020 15:17 Comments || Top||

#5  @ #3 - Reminds me of the ones of "native American" protesters at Cleveland Indians Opening Day games railing about Chief Wahoo mascot/logo. What a joke.

@ #4 - Definitely agree, but my comment was meant to be more tongue-in-cheek. :-)
Posted by: Clem || 08/09/2020 16:33 Comments || Top||

Judge dissolves injunction on four new Arkansas abortion laws
[UPI] A federal appeals court has dissolved an injunction on four Arkansas laws imposing new requirements to obtain an child sacrifice abortion.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday vacated District Judge Kristine Baker's injunction put in place in 2017.

Baker's ruling blocked four laws: one that bans the second-trimester child sacrifice abortion procedure dilation and evacuation; a second that requires doctors to notify law enforcement when anyone 16 or younger obtains an child sacrifice abortion; a third that requires doctors to review a woman's medical records to ensure she isn't using the procedure as a form of sex selection if she knows the fetus's sex; and a fourth that requires a patient to notify a partner or family regarding disposal of child sacrifice abortion remains.

The American Civil Liberties Union and the national Center for Reproductive Rights said the ruling won't take effect for 21 days, allowing the four laws to remain blocked until Aug. 28.

"If allowed to take effect, these restrictions would completely block many people from obtaining child sacrifice abortion care, and would eventually leave the state with even more limited child sacrifice abortion care," the ACLU said in a statement.
Posted by: Fred || 08/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

Trump signs executive orders on unemployment, payroll tax, evictions
[UPI] President Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
signed several executive orders Saturday, including an order to provide an extra $400 in weekly unemployment aid to those whose $600 weekly benefits expired in July as well as eviction protections and student loan relief.

A fourth executive order would defer payroll tax payments for people who earn less than $100,000. It would take effect retroactively and continue through December.

During a presser in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday to announce the orders, the President said if he is reelected in November he would "terminate" the payroll tax, which funds Social Security and Medicare benefits.

The executive order to provide $400 in weekly benefits requires that 25% of that funding be paid by states, many of whom are struggling with unexpected drops in revenue and have pleaded with Congress to receive additional aid.

Trump has sought a payroll tax deferral for more than a year with little support from Congress, but the other three issues were the subject of tense partisan negotiations in recent weeks as some parts of this spring's CARES Act expired.
Posted by: Fred || 08/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Guess what, most networks failed to report this. Historic activity. This man is a machine. Democrats and media will have to order more adult diapers for their faces and hind parts.
Posted by: Dale || 08/09/2020 7:03 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm not a fan of the payroll tax deferral; that means a delay in payment and nothing more.
Posted by: Raj || 08/09/2020 8:48 Comments || Top||

#3  I can dig The Donald sticking it to the Dems, but what good is a deferral with millions unemployed? Getting rid of the tax once and for all anyway.
Posted by: Clem || 08/09/2020 8:57 Comments || Top||

#4  #2 Deferral now, forgiveness in Nov - if the right people win the election?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/09/2020 9:01 Comments || Top||

#5  #3 It encourages people to find work?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/09/2020 9:04 Comments || Top||

#6  It’s a 10-22% raise for workers. It puts cash in the hand of the voter, not a politician.
I expect either party will have the spine to not forgive the tax.
I cut my own payroll. My staff will see the money 8/15. With a note explaining the origin and terms of the cut. I feel sure they will spend the money wisely.
Posted by: jvalentour || 08/09/2020 9:56 Comments || Top||

#7  the downside here is that much of this all is almost certainly unconstitutional (the eviction moratorium is certainly legal, however)

interesting follow up

1. who has standing to challenge this in court

2. will they do it

3. if they do, how soon will court act
Posted by: lord garth || 08/09/2020 10:18 Comments || Top||

#8  /\ "...almost certainly unconstitutional..."

Agree 100%.


Posted by: Clem || 08/09/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#9  Trump moved forward when he reviewed his legal options with appropriate staff. He doesn't move haphazardly. This is well thought out. The Democrats are totally outclassed. Now what is next. Believe me he is rolling on.
Posted by: Dale || 08/09/2020 10:38 Comments || Top||

#10  So what will the Democrats do, impeach, sue. They have lost already.
Posted by: Dale || 08/09/2020 10:40 Comments || Top||

#11  What will the Democrats do? Probably go on to another concocted 'crisis'. Time for the MSM to get their story straight.
Posted by: Clem || 08/09/2020 11:09 Comments || Top||

#12  It does look like Trump can cancel this deferred tax (Twitchy link). Covering all the bases - nice...
Posted by: Raj || 08/09/2020 11:10 Comments || Top||

#13  Chucky and Nancy were squealing like stuck pigs this morning on the MSM.

They must be really worried.

'Flak gets heaviest right over the target'
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/09/2020 11:46 Comments || Top||

#14  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted the four executive orders signed by President Trump for financial relief because of the coronavirus pandemic as “unconstitutional slop.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted the four executive orders signed by President Trump for financial relief because of the coronavirus pandemic as “unconstitutional slop.”

Also see 26U.S.Code 7508A

I am very impressed, Madam Speaker! With Trump, that is.

Law passed in 1997, Pres. Clinton, with a (R) congress, Speaker Newt Gingrich. [giggle]
Posted by: Bobby || 08/09/2020 14:54 Comments || Top||

#15  Schumer didn't like it either
Posted by: Bobby || 08/09/2020 15:19 Comments || Top||

#16  Mz.P had no problem with the Constitution and the Dream Act writ by Obama. It's all about power.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/09/2020 15:32 Comments || Top||

#17  Don't like it? Impeach the m.f.! Again. And get your collective a$$ handed to you. Again.
Posted by: gorb || 08/09/2020 15:57 Comments || Top||

#18  And I love watching Nancy and her sidekick Schumer stomp their little feet.
Posted by: gorb || 08/09/2020 15:59 Comments || Top||

#19  Great brief, bobby.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/09/2020 16:33 Comments || Top||

#20  Now. Abolish the IRS.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 08/09/2020 20:32 Comments || Top||

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  Lebanese Army evacuates protestors from government buildings
Sat 2020-08-08
  Portland mayor unleashes police on violent demonstrations
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