1-G.W. Bush appointee
1-G.H.W. Bush appointee
Did Sullivan show bias? Was a mandamus an appropriate way to resolve the claim of bias? Should Sullivan have acted as an umpire who adds more innings? Did Sullivan follow the law as established by SCOTUS? Did Sullivan act appropriately by trying to appoint Gleeson to act as what is essentially a special prosecutor. Did Sullivan act properly by establishing an amicus process to gather more information to decide whether or not to dismiss the non-case of the Justice Department? Was exculpatory Brady material withheld from Sullivan's?
Seems that way magpie. There is a tortured interpretation of the law by the appeals court which seems only to protect Sullivan from what Is a "very hard slap for judicial abuse in the appeals court" and to insert more delays into the judicial process. There seems to be little recognition of the earlier decision made by the panel of three judges.
I'm reading comments in other places and in stories about the ongoing hearing. They are not very favorable towards the D.C. District Court of Appeals. I doubt that they care.
More of "Show me the man and I'll show you the crime." Lawfare at nearly the highest level.
Back before the fall of the Roman Empire, or something like that, a federal judge in my corner of the world had a case against what we would now call a black activist pending before him. Probably after a cocktail or two, that judge was heard to say "I'm going to get that [African-American]." His impartiality was reasonably called into question, and a second federal judge (a really great one) chose to disbelieve the first judge's denial. Story here. Other than the races being reversed and Judge Sullivan being a touch more subtle about his intentions, I don't see much difference.
Aside from affording Sullivan protection from the overt scolding as a partisan operative in this case, the judges seem likely to scurry to find a thread to return this case to Sullivan for more delaying tactics, while keeping the gag order in effect as long as possible. The are desperate for a Pardon by Trump to use for ammunition in the upcoming election as a proof of both corruption and a validation of the Russia-hoax ruse for just a little while longer. Another institutional veil slips and the clarity that Washington is so much more like Imperial Rome besides the neo-classical architecture remnants built when we were a confident, proud and united nation.
This was just posted by a news site:
"The Justice Department attorney Jeffery Wall, along with Powell argued and answered questions of the panel that was grilling them on all the details of the case. It was during the trial that Wall hinted at the new evidence in support of Flynn.
He told the judges that Barr’s decision to drop the charges against Flynn, were in part, due to information that the DOJ hasn’t yet shared with the public. Wall said “the Attorney General sees this in the context of nonpublic information from other investigations.”
“It may be possible that the attorney general had before him information that he was not able to share with the court and so what we put in front of the court were the reasons that we could, but it may not be the whole picture available to the executive branch,” he added. “The attorney general made that decision or that judgment on the basis of lots of information. Some of it is public and fleshed out in the motion. Some of it is not.”
Personally, I think the Powers that BE in the demoncrat party know they are toast this year. What better way to get someone with some influence in the party that has a shit-ton of baggage out of the way but to put her as a sacrificial lamb for the coming Trump landslide.
Neutralizes her and keeps any real options for 2024 safe from a humiliating defeat.
[MSN] The House's No. 2 Democrat announced Monday the lower chamber will not return for votes in Washington until mid-September after negotiations between Democratic leaders and the White House on the next coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... relief measure collapsed last week, leaving millions of jobless Americans without immediate relief.
According to the schedule released by House Majority Leader the mealy-mouthed Steny StinkyHoyer ...Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi's second banana, or plaintain, or mango, or whatever he is. Number Two, anyway... on Monday, the House will not convene for votes until September 14. Members will be working in their home districts and conducting committee work for the first two weeks of September. Lawmakers were initially scheduled to return September 8.
Hoyer said politicians would have 24 hours notice to return for votes on legislation related to the coronavirus.
"While President Trump declares that 'it is what it is,' it is clear that the Trump administration and Republicans have completely failed to get this virus under control, which has resulted in devastating economic impacts," Hoyer said in a statement. "I continue to urge Republicans to work with us to take immediate action to provide desperately needed relief during this coronavirus pandemic before we can begin the August district work period."
Late last month, House leaders canceled its traditional August recess and said the chamber would remain in session in anticipation of a deal on the next coronavirus relief package. But talks between Democratic leaders and the White House deadlocked Friday, and President Trump rolled out a series of executive actions over the weekend to circumvent Congress.
The orders cover four areas: extending supplemental unemployment payments of $400 a week, providing student loan relief to borrowers, halting evictions and deferring payroll taxes. But the action is expected to be challenged in court, and it's unclear whether states will sign on to Mr. Trump's plan for the federal government to provide $300 in weekly unemployment benefits and states to provide the final $100.
Checkout day at the @ICMarkHopkins. the "guests" wouldn't abide by the rules. city paid ubers & cabs moved them to a different luxury hotel - w/ fewer rules & slightly lower price. I'll reveal which when I have the go-ahead. I wonder what hazardous materials they're removing... pic.twitter.com/97QsJwBtqU
[FOXNEWS] New York Gov. Andrew Sonny Cuomo on Monday said "you’d have to be blind" to think calls to further calls to investigate the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... deaths linked to state nursing homes amid the pandemic are "not political."Cuomo, during a presser Monday, said he "wouldn’t do an investigation" into the nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic in the state of New York.
"I wouldn’t do an investigation whether or not it’s political, everybody can make that decision for themselves," Cuomo said. "I think you’d have to be blind to realize it’s not political."
He went on to say, "Just look at where it comes from and look at the sources and look at their political affiliations and look at who wrote the letter in Congress and look at what publications raise it and what media outward networks raise it."
[FoxNews] Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean, who recently lost her elderly in-laws to COVID-19, told the “Brian Kilmeade Show” on Monday that she was taken off the list to testify at a hearing geared toward understanding why and how the pandemic took root in New York nursing homes.
She said she believes New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo or his administration were behind the decision.
In a statement sent to Fox News Senate Majority Communications Director Mike Murphy said, "There are so many families that suffered because of this awful pandemic.
“We had so many brave families that wanted to share their heartbreaking stories including the ones that testified today and at last week’s hearing,” he continued. “As was made clear if you couldn’t testify in person we will accept all written testimony to be part of the written record.”
New York’s true nursing home death toll cloaked in secrecy New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount. Unlike every other state with major outbreaks, New York only counts residents who died on nursing home property and not those who were transported to hospitals and died there.
That statistic could add thousands to the state’s official care home death toll of just over 6,600. But so far the administration of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has refused to divulge the number, leading to speculation the state is manipulating the figures to make it appear it is doing better than other states and to make a tragic situation less dire.
How big a difference could it make? Since May, federal regulators have required nursing homes to submit data on coronavirus deaths each week, whether or not residents died in the facility or at a hospital. Because the requirement came after the height of New York’s outbreak, the available data is relatively small. According to the federal data, roughly a fifth of the state’s homes reported resident deaths from early June to mid July — a tally of 323 dead, 65 percent higher than the state’s count of 195 during that time period. Via Instapundit
[MSN] Rep. The Ageless and Downright Brilliant Comrade Maxine Impeach 45! Waters ...U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district, serving since 1991, a total of 28.69448 years. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the most senior of the twelve black women currently serving in the United States Congress, and a member and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Before becoming a member of Congress she served in the California Assembly, to which she was first elected back when Disco was in flower, in 1976, which would make it 43.69243 years. She has been a politician for virtually all her adult life. If she was a little brighter she'd be a Communist... said Sunday she's confident presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant... will choose a Black woman as his running mate ahead of his anticipated announcement in the coming days.
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Maxine, I wouldn't count on Joe to tell the truth. He has often climbed a tree to lie instead of staying on the ground to tell the truth. At other times, he just doesn't seem to know what he is saying.
...Interesting bit of tea leaf reading from www.hotair this afternoon - full article is behind a paywall, but the short version is this: Whoever the VP nominee is, they get a star turn on the podium on night 3 of the convention.
Kamala Harris has been confirmed for night 4.
Time to thank her and give her a case of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco treat? Stay tuned...
(BTW, I think it's going to be Rice. She's the least bad option, but when she takes over for Joe she'll be a shadow president for the Obamas.)
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
08/11/2020 15:17 Comments ||
^ I agree with a Rice pick. Why waste a future talent in a lost election? She's tainted and won't help him pick up any state, but she IS loyal, and a natural liar
Posted by: Frank G ||
08/11/2020 16:10 Comments ||
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown ...home of Al Capone, the Chicago Black Sox, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel... Mayor Lori Lightfoot ...the diminutive and vacuous Heronner da Mare of Chicago. When the corpse count rises she blames the guns, which are banned anyway... snapped at a news hound who questioned whether city officials went too easy on looters from protests in recent months.The exchange took place Monday after widespread violence and looting took place downtown in the early morning hours following a police-involved shooting that left a man injured. More than 100 arrests were made, and 13 officers were hurt during the unrest, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said during a presser Monday morning.
"It almost sounds as though you’re saying this is — the reason [this is happening] is because the courts and the prosecutors were not doing their job, that they’re going too easy on the looters from the last time around," a news hound asked during a presser with Lightfoot and Brown.
Brown began to respond but was cut off by Lightfoot, who accused the news hound of trying to "bait" them with the question.
"No, no, don’t — do not bait us," Lightfoot said. "Do not bait us. This is a serious situation. People are concerned about their safety. Officers are concerned about their safety. So don’t bait us."
Lightfoot added that the city is aggressively searching to identify the people responsible for the unrest.
"When we do [identify them] and we do make those arrests, our expectation is that this is going to be treated with the level of seriousness that it should be, period," Lightfoot said. "Don’t try to bait us, mischaracterize, pit one against the other — we’re not playing that. We are in a serious situation here, and we need a serious response. That’s what we’re saying, period."
The question asked likely revolves around Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx's decision last month to drop charges against hundreds of protesters who gathered in the city following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Foxx said at the time that violent mostly peaceful offenders, including some looters, would be prosecuted, but up to 817 protesters who had minor charges against them would get off scot-free.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/11/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM
In other words, "How dare you blame us!". The most irresponsible Mayor in US History.
[FoxNews] Attorney General Bill Barr accused the media of pushing their own "narrative" instead of reporting facts on the ground when it comes to coverage of civil unrest in cities across the country following George Floyd's death.
In an interview with Mark Levin on Fox News' "Life, Liberty & Levin," Barr lamented that while people are "rushing the police" and "throwing rocks," the media reports on "peaceful demonstrators" instead.
"They are projecting a narrative. When the word ’narrative’ came into currency I knew we were in trouble, because the word narrative suggests that there’s no objective truth," Barr said. "There’s no real story of what happened, it’s just everyone has their own narrative. And you get to where the press can justify presenting a story that doesn’t really correspond to objective truth but ’it’s our narrative, we have a narrative you have a narrative.’"
Barr went on to say that he was "appalled" by coverage of the violence because "it's happening right out in the streets," in public view.
"Anyone with eyes can see what’s happening. They see the violence, they see these groups of agitators in their black outfits, and their helmets, and their shields, which incidentally have the — have the hammer and sickle on them most of the time, rushing the police, causing violence, throwing rocks, people showing up with the rocks and frozen bottles," Barr said. "That’s happening. It’s happening in front of people."
Pathological lying is a mental disorder in which the person habitually or compulsively lies.
It was first described in the medical literature in 1891 by Anton Delbrück. Although it is a controversial topic, pathological lying has been defined as "falsification entirely disproportionate to any discernible end in view, may be extensive and very complicated, and may manifest over a period of years or even a lifetime".
Some psychiatrists distinguish compulsive from pathological lying, while others consider them equivalent; yet others deny the existence of compulsive lying altogether; this remains an area of considerable controversy.
Barr lamented that while people are "rushing the police" and "throwing rocks," the media reports on "peaceful demonstrators" instead.
Well yeah, this is what the MSM has come to. And those who watch MSNBC, CNN and the rest of these media outlets will swallow this slop. The MSM has been geared towards destroying Trump instead of reporting the truth. Truth has taken an extended holiday with the MSM in the U.S.
"The whole aim of the media and practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. H.L. Menchen" (with some license).
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.