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Reactions: Trump Takes Victory Lap, Dems and Media Fuming

Reactions: Trump Takes Victory Lap, Dems and Media Fuming

Game over.

Attorney General William Barr held a news conference this morning and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report came out.

Both sent the left and mainstream media into a downward spiral to find anything to fit their two year narrative.

Reactions to Mueller Report

I love this:

Um, obviously he didn’t because he gave the report to Congress.

So many people obsessed with this line:

I can get behind this.

NOW we should wait for facts.


Eric Gellar at Politico has an excellent point. The Russians did try to interfere. While it didn’t work this time, could it in the future?

Reactions to Barr’s Conference

One major problem I found with those on the left is how they bemoaned the fact that Trump and his White House counsel reviewed the report….without mentioning this is okay under the Ethics in Government Act.

Barr sounded like a defense lawyer?

Maybe Sam should listen again? Barr said the “emotional” point IS IN THE MUELLER REPORT.


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Acosta bemoans the fact that the WH got to see the report first. What he doesn’t add is that the WH asked for no added redactions. Seeing a report isn’t a violation.
There is no obstruction without an overt act. There were no overt acts.

Trump once again escapes the grasp of the long arm of “the law” by being proven innocent. D-i-a-b-o-l-i-c-a-l. Worse than Hitler!

Morning Sunshine | April 18, 2019 at 1:49 pm

“I listened to the whole thing before reacting. Here’s some quick reactions – Barr sounded like a defense lawyer. Literally. Defense lawyers often say “the government didn’t prove” to focus juries away from what prosecutors did show. That’s what Barr’s whole statement was.”

Little thing in country is innocent until being PROVEN guilty

Now is the time to take down the criminals who started this attempted coup.

    MarkS in reply to ConradCA. | April 18, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Never happen! Barr will bluster and fume at the conclusion of which he will have the Comey epiphany that ‘no reasonable prosecutor…”, but reforms will be undertaken!

    mrtomsr in reply to ConradCA. | April 18, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    I have to wonder with a statement like “there was no evidence, none, that the president or his campaign — or any American, for that matter — engaged in the conspiracy,” if that doesn’t already say that any action taken by any player on either side, is not related to this conspiracy. Is this referring to just the Russian deeds like their postings on social media, or does it also include the opposition research paid for by Clinton and the DNC as it pertains to international players?

Dems are going to pick at the obstruction angle like the holy grail of scabs – here’s hoping Americans have had their fill and moved on (flying pigs?).

CNN basically traded its traditional audience (who wanted news) for an audience of left-wing conspiracy theorists who wanted Trump-bashing 20 hours a day.

So, who is going to watch CNN now? This once-proud network totally destroyed its credibility. Is it possible to have negative ratings?

Pretty much as I predicted. No evidence of collusion or obstruction of justice, yet the media will go on pretending both have been proven.

The spirit of Lavrentiy Beria lives on in the American media.

Wow, was just following some of those tweets they posted. These people are really messed up. They are definitely triggered. I wonder if they are function or will be out sick for months.

They just want to believe so bad.

Look for the traditional reaction from the left as soon as the talking is over–howling to the moon.

Game On.

Here come the Team Obama indictments.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Tiki. | April 18, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    I can hear the Leftest Dems Screeching already
    “But Obama isn’t an American Citizen!”

This is weird. I thought it was all for show, and not even liberals were so fatuous as to actually believe all this drivel. But these tiny fools actually thought Mueller was going to lay them some golden eggs. Now that they see that they’re just ordinary eggs—and rotten ones, at that—they’re still rooting around in the wreckage, looking for the gold. This is madness.

If the R’s weren’t thoroughly useless they should be able to beat these idiots and madmen like Muslim wives every damn election. But they can’t manage it. America has two political parties, both of them wall-to-wall failures.

The Friendly Grizzly | April 18, 2019 at 3:10 pm

Our resident tea-harumpher has sure been quiet…

    Are you referring to our resident down-click faerie? He’s been lurking in the background lately.

      I’m not sure who the phantom down voter is. Rags might vote down on some but not the same pattern as most of those down votes. There used to be a poster by the handle of “trouser-snake” or something like that. Could be xym.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Pasadena Phil. | April 18, 2019 at 6:51 pm

      Everytime that rump surfaces it is fun making fun of it. It is amazing how it tosses around juvenile insults, while being such a sorehead when someone calls it out. Then it sulks, doing petty downvote ambushes, much like Thugvon.

    I can’t know for sure if your oblique reference was to me or not, but you’ll note (if you are honest) that I’ve been “quiet” about all this crap for its entire run. I never took any position on “collusion” or anything else. Always “watch and see” for me.

    I recommend your attention to Ben Shapiro’s analysis today. He points out that T-rump cannot be convicted of crimes, while obviously being guilty of profoundly immoral and stupid acts. Because he simply IS. All the damned time.

    As a matter of obvious history, Shapiro points out that people under Duh Donald saved his ass by refusing to do what he demanded in one of his fits of temper. That NEVER makes him “innocent” or “exonerated”. It DOES make him very lucky.

      Arminius in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 3:49 pm

      Rags, that’s a moronic comment. I take it you approve of Shapiro’s comment since you cited it.

      Trump’s advisors saved Trump because he eventually took their advice. You seem to be confused on this point. Let me give you some friendly advice. That’s what advisors are for.

      I know you’re having a very bad day because a man who wasn’t guilty as charged by Putin’s de facto allies on the left was found to be not guilty of the charges. So I’ll let this unhinged take of ours slide this time. Speaking of having a bad day:

      “Brian Stelter


      The Mueller report’s been out for 1 hour. Focus on what it says, ignore what partisans SAY it says. They haven’t even finished reading it yet!”

      And…even before the report came out the partisans at his own network were telling us what was in it. Just as CNN and our leftist media have been telling us what was in the report for the past two years. Possibly including treason; the networks sure gave a lot of airtime to ex-CIA Director Brennan who did nothing but spout off about “Trump committed treason.”

      I’d say that since Putin’s goal wasn’t to swing the election to one candidate or another (he has a long track record in Europe and knows he can’t do that) but rather his goal sow “discord” (a direct quote from the Mueller report) and undermine confidence in the election results, government and put everyone at each others throats to make sure whoever wins is severely weakened, I’d say Putin, his allies the Democrats, and in the media have done a pretty good job achieving that goal. Wouldn’t you?

        Ragspierre in reply to Arminius. | April 18, 2019 at 5:02 pm

        Duh Donald WOULD have obstructed justice if left to his own devices, as he has in the past.

        Only but for the grace of others did he fail.

          starride in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 5:32 pm

          BS rags, you call yourself a lawyer. But you know it is impossible to obstruct justice for a crime without an underlying crime. It would be like lying to an officer for not running a stoplight when the stoplight doesn’t exist.

          For obstruction there has to be intent to cover up a crime. If there is no crime it is nothing more than a person pushing back against lying people pushing libel and slander.

          CDR D in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 5:59 pm

          No “justice” to be obstructed here. Criticizing a bogus investigation predicated on fraud doesn’t obstruct anything.

          fishstick in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 6:02 pm

          for some reason I can’t upvote nor reply to starride’s post so I am going downvote yours and reply here

          because starride is absolutely spot on

          Trump’s twitter wars do not amount to any legal threshold for obstruction

          neither does him firing Comey or an attempt to fire Mueller on the outset of him being named special prosecutor

          because as President he is well within his legal right under the Constitution to do so

          be honest here Ragspierre – the whole point of the special counsel being called forth in the first place was to harass Trump’s Presidency from its infancy

          furthermore, there was never any underlining crime to set this entire fiasco into motion

          it was all unverified BS from the upper echelons of three government agencies

          Trump should have canned most of these buffoons two years ago, including Sessions the moment he recused himself for a reason he later admits was not something he should have recused himself for

          heck, I have no idea why Trump was being advised to keep Comey around as FBI director in the first place

          THAT is the real mystery because I would have fired that clown’s ass the day I became President after his “exoneration” of the HRC camp despite the overwhelming evidence of their guilt

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 6:07 pm

          After you’ve read or heard the analysis I’ve posted, you can critique it.

          Until then, you are just a bunch of ignorant aspholes, farting in the wind, TRYING to strain at legal gnats instead of dealing with the truth.

          Colonel Travis in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 6:20 pm

          Dealing with the truth, says one who said Trump would have obstructed if he hadn’t obstructed.

          Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a law school graduate.

          Colonel Travis in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 6:21 pm

          Forgive me – would have obstructed had he NOT obstructed.

          MarkSmith in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 6:31 pm

          Duh, Jacobin Cat Lover, Trump is still President and your favor person Hillary is not.

          murkyv in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 6:34 pm

          Citing others in the ever-shrinking #neverTrump cult is all you can come up with?

          JusticeDelivered in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 6:53 pm

          Rags-Rump, once again Trump has been shown to be a better man. Eat your hear out.

          Arminius in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 7:28 pm

          “Duh Donald WOULD have obstructed justice if left to his own devices, as he has in the past.”

          As he has in the past? I guess that’s why he’s been convicted of obstruction of justice and is currently in prison.

          No, wait, he’s in the WH.

          So far your ability to get inside Trump’s head as a clairvoyant who knows what he WOULD do has failed to impress. Instead all we see here is uninformed wishcasting. I thought Trump was going to be a disaster, but he hasn’t been. He’s proven to be a lot smarter than his enemies in addition to having good political instincts. Of course, it’s not hard to be smarter than your enemies if you have the ability to blind them by playing on their unhinged hatred, and then reduce them to quivering piles of quivering protoplasm of rage.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 8:42 pm

          I’ll stand with the people who have read the report, like Andy McCarthy. There wasn’t enough to bring charges (the expectation of being able to prove beyond reasonable doubt), but there was enough to report to the body politic.

          Mueller and Barr did the right thing.

          Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 9:03 pm

          Ah, the neverTrumper shows up licking his wounds and trying to spread lies far and wide.

          Two (2) years of investigation and nothing, nada, zilch, the cleanest president in history.

          You and your co-conspirators on the other hand are the dirtiest in our political history.

          Sure, not one word you say. Of course not. You were content to wait while laws were broken and our entire federal government acted like the KGB. Ragspierre, the “conservative” with “character” never, not once, spoke out against the corrupt commie cabal.

          Pathetic. And a whiner to boot. You whine as loud as CNN.

          Wisewerds in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 9:17 pm

          Rags, point me to where Andrew McCarthy said what your claiming he said. Thanks.

          Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 10:16 pm


          “This is unbecoming behavior for a prosecutor and an outrageous shifting of the burden of proof: The constitutional right of every American to force the government to prove a crime has been committed, rather than to have to prove his or her own innocence.”

          “If special counsel Mueller believed there was an obstruction offense, he should have had the courage of his convictions and recommended charging the president. Since he wasn’t convinced there was enough evidence to charge, he should have said he wasn’t recommending charges. Period.”

          Andrew McCarthy

          Mueller is corrupt. Ragspierre is a liar. They are just alike.

          starride in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 10:18 pm

          Rags I hope your clients understand that you don’t comprehend the binary decision that is the first requirement of prosecutor. It is the simple question of do they bring charges or not, Can they prove in a court of law that their charges are correct.

          If he does not or can not then the accused is innocent. You know this is the basis of 200 years of American jurisprudence.

          So if Mueller did not have enough to bring charges, that anything else is nothing more than political grandstanding.

          Valerie in reply to Ragspierre. | April 19, 2019 at 12:32 am

          Pffffft. DJT is a businessman. Businessmen tend to make suggestions and express frustrations with laws. Then they follow the law. That is what you get when you select for out-of-the box thinkers who want to obey the law.

        Seeing as how Rags is a Putin ally….

      Arminius in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 3:57 pm

      “…while obviously being guilty of profoundly immoral and stupid acts. Because he simply IS. All the damned time.”

      Every past President since I’ve been alive from Obama through JFK (sure I was barely out of diapers when JFK was President, but I was alive) has done stupid things. So what?

      I haven’t seen Trump do anything immoral while in office, though. Unlike JFK, a serial abuser of women while in the WH. “Because he simply IS?” Enjoy your tantrum and maybe later a bottle of warm milk, Rags.

      You rating Phil down for his noting how you (the fairy) covertly rate people down en masse is both inexplicable and deliciously hilarious.

      Please, never stop being you!

      Mac45 in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 6:11 pm

      The Special Counsel, any Special Counsel, is supposed to investigate criminal behavior, in an apolitical manner. This did not happen here. The Mueller team reportedly found NO evidence of any collusion [not a crime, by the way] between the Trump Campaign and the Russian State. And, the report so states. However, when we move into the realm of Obstruction of Justice [which Rosenstein did not authorize Mueller investigate in the initial letter establishing Mueller’s oversight of the FBI counter-intelligence operation then existing] the Mueller report deviates from “traditional” investigative practices. In the case of obstruction, Mueller specifically refused to state if sufficient probable cause existed to charge Trump, and such charges were not instituted due to existing policies of the DOJ, or if such evidence was lacking. Instead, the team conspicuously did not make that determination and offered NO direction or suggestion to the AG, as to what should should be done. It further went so far as to hand off that duty to an organization outside the DOJ.

      This was nothing more than a political hit piece, filled with negative information, much of which has nothing to do with any evidence of either collusion or obstruction.

        MarkS in reply to Mac45. | April 18, 2019 at 6:27 pm

        Mueller did a political hit job on Trump with this obstruction BS so the Dems have an impeachment route. Mueller, 16 lawyers, 40 FBI agents investigating for two years and they cannot figure out if the subject of the investigation obstructed them?

          fishstick in reply to MarkS. | April 19, 2019 at 7:18 am

          the problem there is no viable impeachment route

          sure – the Dems can use the Mueller report and say a “totality” of Trump’s behavior can be considered “obstruction” but at the same time, it will reveal how absurd their attempt at impeachment really is

          when Bill Clinton was impeached, it was for cold hard fact

          false testimony he gave under oath and improper things he did as President

          if the Dems go this route – Trump’s impeachment will be for things Trump had tweeted and things Trump could have done as it pertains to the special counsel but didn’t

          the whole media circuit has shifted away from the collusion narrative to possible obstruction

          that tells you right there the Left’s last act of desperation when it comes to this phony investigation

          just as I predicted before – the Mueller report reads as a negative political hit piece one would read in the New York Times but it is very short on actual fact when it pertains to President Trump

          if the Republicans in the House have any balls then they would make Mueller testify against the obvious bias he wrote out on the shaping of this report

          just for starters – make Mueller defend his team’s decision NOT to make a “traditional” prosecutorial judgment

          Mueller may end up having plead the 5th if he realizes the Republicans are going to challenge him on his own conduct in not only writing this report but his actions prior to it

          but I don’t have much faith in the Republicans at this point

      bw222 in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 6:16 pm

      And I thought you were an “ambulance chaser.”

      For a Lib… you are just fine with me.
      I enjoy your 2 cents!
      May not agree… usually don’t…
      And Happy Easter.

        Ragspierre in reply to snowshooze. | April 18, 2019 at 8:46 pm

        I’m one of the very few conservatives left here. This has become a snake-pit of T-rumpists, which is different completely.

        Happy Easter.

          Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 9:11 pm

          You’re not a conservative. You are a left wing commie prog, clear as day. You’ve supported them and their illegal and KGBish investigation without raising a single word against it. You care nothing about the rule of law, you care nothing that the entire investigation was a farce. You never spoke up because you supported it.

          This investigation was a nickel short of being in the Soviet Union and you, a “lawyer”, never spoke up. You are a commie, nothing less. Guilty until proven innocent is your cry.

          MarkSmith in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 10:34 pm

          Conservative, ha. More like cat loving Jacobin.

          JusticeDelivered in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 10:49 pm

          Envy eats at LPS Rags-Rump, whose head is usually in the Rump. Rags likes to be reminded that Trump is smarter, wealthier and more powerful that Rags will ever be.

      Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 10:08 pm

      Shapiro is a maggot. One that lies. Reminds me of someone else.

I’m sure Rags can enumerate the immoral acts.

As for stupid: who’s winning?

    Ragspierre in reply to Petrushka. | April 18, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    In the Stupid Shit sweepstakes, Duh Donald is the clear leader, going away.

        JusticeDelivered in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | April 18, 2019 at 10:29 pm

        Truly mad, certifiably mad, padded room mad. Rags-Rump is mostly mad that virtually everyone recognizes he is crippled by the Little Person Syndrome. He rages because no one takes him seriously.

          And you MUST pick a fight. When Rags behaves himself, then you have to start initiate the dumb insults. I hope he has something better to do tonight, than come back and read your provocations.

      MarkS in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      Duh Donald, (that’s Mr. President, to you) is living a charmed life for one who you and your ilk proclaim as stupid.

        Ragspierre in reply to MarkS. | April 18, 2019 at 8:51 pm

        You can’t read the report and NOT know the man does stupid shit CONSTANTLY.

        But then you couldn’t know who and what he was and still is in the pre-election days without knowing that.

        He hasn’t changed. He can’t change.

          Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2019 at 9:20 pm

          1. You didn’t read the report, you just read the corrupt commie cabal of neverTrumpers

          2. You should change your moniker. I’d suggest Goebbels.

          3. You’ve made yourself quite the fool, but by all means keep it up. AG Barr isn’t finished. There is more to come. Your support of the lawless and corrupt is seen for what it is and it’s going to get worse.

      Arminius in reply to Ragspierre. | April 19, 2019 at 7:26 pm

      No, in the Stupid Shit sweepstakes whoever wrote this report beats Trump by a furlong. See my response to Cicero.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Petrushka. | April 18, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Eh leave him alone. There are plenty of fruits to harvest with minimal effort thanks to the shills that keep on giving us this schadenfreude.

With their infantile histrionics, first, in rejecting the legitimate results of a presidential election, second, in supporting a transparently lawless and subversive crone Clinton/Obama “dirty tricks” campaign op/attempted coup, and, third, in slandering AG Barr and in rejecting Mueller’s findings, the Dhimmi-crats/Dumb-o-crats are revealing their unabashed totalitarian ethos.

It is crystal clear, now, that the Dhimmis/Dumbs are utterly incapable of sharing political power in a democratic system. These goose-stepping jackboots desire perpetual, one-party rule.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | April 18, 2019 at 4:24 pm


Smackdown: Attorney General Barr Shuts Down Reporter Who Tried To Insinuate He Was Protecting Trump

Let me get this straight: According to the left-wing press, the Democrats, and anti-Trump forces, it is “obstruction of justice” to actively assert your innocence and attempt to prove it.

Let me give this the Response Trifecta: Head-shake, Face-palm, and Eye-roll.

    Colonel Travis in reply to Leslie Eastman. | April 18, 2019 at 5:54 pm


    They’re so principled about “obstruction” that they’ve demanded the same standard be applied to Hillary, who obstructed by deleting emails and trashing hard drives, after hiding a private server from the government.

    They’re so upset about Russian interference they demand to know why Hillary and the (D) party ultimately paid Russia to influence the 2016 election.

    I cannot believe these people have credibility with anyone. But half this country thinks they’re doing an awesome job. It is so beyond scary.

    Arminius in reply to Leslie Eastman. | April 18, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Funny how asserting your innocence is now obstruction of justice. As opposed to the Clinton investigation when destroying your basement/bathroom homebuilt hard drive with bleachbit, smashing your blackberries to bits with a hammer, and throwing away the SIM cards wasn’t.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Leslie Eastman. | April 18, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Yeah Leslie, because it gets in the way of their Crime Spree.

Obstruction is now defined as stating you are innocent of a crime.

DieJustAsHappy | April 18, 2019 at 5:48 pm

Victory Lap? I should say. This is a good, dare I say great, day for America. The attempted coup has, thus far, been exposed and failed.

While many battles are ahead, I think we can relish this one as it indicates that the Republic is on a bit safer ground than it has for some time.

God bless President Trump and God bless America!

    fishstick in reply to DieJustAsHappy. | April 18, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    AG Barr just needs to do his job and start opening investigations into the very recently past conduct of the FBI, CIA, and DOJ

    I am worried though because despite the mountain of evidence against Hillary Clinton, still no indictments or news of a DOJ investigation into her illegal server

    and you know, the real obstruction on her camp’s end in destroying material evidence and ignoring court orders

I see you included a tweet from Mimi Rocah. Looked her up and see that she is married to David Brian Anders. Both are from the SDNY FBI office. They are part of the plot. Her and her husband should be investigated, just like everyone else from the SDNY FBI office.

My husband and I are convinced that the person Russia is really trying to get elected is Bernie.

I was watching local ABC news until I couldn’t stand it anymore. They were saying that the Mueller report proves there was obstruction. They are repeating it every few minutes, to a point that it’s disgusting.

    Arminius in reply to Exiliado. | April 18, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Do you expect them to do anything differently? It’s like Josef Goebbels is in charge of every MSM news outlet, and their last refuge is to hope if they repeat the big lie often enough it will become the truth.

One would assume Russia was a pretender compared to the foreign influence wielded during the 2016 US Presidential elections by Mexico and China. I would imagine millions were spent on trade issue alone. Toss in immigration issues and a couple of international treaties and Russia is as about as powerful a player as the Princes of Nigeria.

History will look at this as a witch hunt and attempted coup. Will the players be brought to justice is the real question now.

Guilty until proven Innocent.
And at this point…
Not Proven Innocent.
Yeah, I get it…

There must be social justice. Leftists of the progressive liberal (i.e. monotonically divergent) variety, are committed to carry on the witch hunts, warlock trials, and baby… fetus sacrifices.

JusticeDelivered | April 18, 2019 at 10:42 pm

Rags is mad and no one cares. Trump doesn’t even know, but if he did he would not, should not care 🙂

If anyone cares, but one of my go to sites, Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch has long called for the shutdown of the Mueller special counsel operation and has pursued dozens of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits in connection with the illicit targeting and other abuses of President Trump. Judicial Watch FOIA litigation exposed, for example:

The Dossier-based Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications targeting President Trump

Eleven FBI payments to Christopher Steele

FBI firing of Steele

Extensive DOJ (Ohr) collusion w/Steele, Simpson, Fusion GPS

No court hearings by defrauded FISA courts before warrants were issued

Anti-Trump bias by Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann

So despite all the powers of a special prosecutor (it has been said that a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich if she or he wants to), the pressure on witnesses to turn on Trump or to cut plea bargains to avoid legal problems, there is no evidence of conspiracy and no obstruction. Mueller should have stopped there. A prosecutor’s role is not to assess innocence but to determine if there is even enough evidence to support indictment and conviction. Failing that, the prosecutor should not be expressing personal viewpoints or making dicta comments. But, however the findings, Trump’s opponents will never be satisfied as the facts don’t fit their hopes and dreams to reverse an election. Now it is time to move on and go after those who phonied up a dossier and used it to get federal judges to issue FISA warrants that should never have been issued.

    Arminius in reply to Cicero. | April 19, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Actually a prosecutor’s first responsibility is to determine if an action could as a matter of law be construed of a violation of said law. If not the prosecutor pursues the matter no further. AG Barr disagreed with Mueller’s legal theories. Mueller’s interpretation of the statute concerning obstruction is overbroad. Mueller cites ten actions that Mueller says can be construed as obstruction. Barr says the statute can’t be stretched so far as to outlaw all ten of those actions. The statute, as written, simply doesn’t make most of those actions obstruction. This is where Rags, bless his never-Trumping little heart, goes completely off the rails.

    “I’ll stand with the people who have read the report, like Andy McCarthy. There wasn’t enough to bring charges (the expectation of being able to prove beyond reasonable doubt), but there was enough to report to the body politic.”

    who wants to tell him? OK, I’ll tell him. If you stand with McCarthy then you need to know that McCarthy agrees with Barr. If you look at the statute and at the actions that Trump supposedly could be considered violations of the law the legal theories behind those constructs simply don’t hold up. No matter what angle or how hard you squint looking at the statute it simply doesn’t make most of those ten actions that Trump no doubt took illegal. I suspect this is Mueller’s deputy, Weissman’s, work. He’s notorious for accusing people of crimes that aren’t on the books.

    Again, neither Barr nor McCarthy is buying what Mueller is selling. McCarthy says that about the closest Trump came to obstruction is that he “leaned” on former WH counsel Don McGahn about his testimony.

    Only after a prosecutor has determined that an action can be construed as violation of law does a prosecutor take further action. As in gather evidence to determine if the action was in fact a violation of the law. Here the answer is no. Trump did not fire McGahn and McGahn didn’t change his testimony from the earlier time he gave it. So as McCarthy put it the meeting between Trump and McGahn about his testimony wasn’t about arm twisting McGahn but more along the lines of “OK, how do we handle this?” Which is 100% legit; entirely within the law.

    Again, I strongly suspect those poison pills are Weissman’s doing. He was, after all, attending Hillary!’s not-a-victory-as-expected party. I’m sure it wasn’t much of a party. But still the Dems expected something and Weissman (and Mueller) gave them some straws to hold on to. I certainly hope they weren’t plastic straws as I believe they’re illegal wherever Hillary! was holding the party that Trump extinguished.

    And the Democrats who never get tired of embarrassing themselves are going to grasp those straws. So maybe it wasn’t Weissman, now that I think about it. Maybe it was Mueller after all. He seems to be something of a sadist. The Democrats are definitely masochist who seem to enjoy public humiliation.

    “Nadler (2019) vs. Nadler (1998)”

    Whoever put those poison pills in the report, thank you. Whether it Weissman trying to throw a punctured life jacket to his buddies or Mueller inflicting pain, thank you. This train wreck in the House will now be even more fun to watch.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Arminius in reply to Cicero. | April 19, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    In which Gohmert rips Nadler a new orifice.

I hear the Democrats have pooled their money and bought a slightly used airplane from the same Russians who sold Hillary! all that crap in the Steele Dossier.

It’s a Russian TU-22M. NATO reporting name Backfire.

I’m going to enjoy watching them fly that Russian Backfire right into the ground. And get T-Rump elected in 2020 while they’re doing it.

I can’t help laughing. And I really was ROFLAO. All they had to do to beat Trump was just one thing: be sane. But they couldn’t manage it. First they handed the party leadership to the co-mayors of Joo-hate Junction Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tliab and Alexandria very occasional-cortex, and now this clown show. High-larious.

Trump had terrible legal advice. He allows his lawyer to be interviewed? He gives Mueller access to his private conversations? His original Lawyers were incompetent.

    Barry in reply to Jackie. | April 20, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    “Trump had terrible legal advice.”

    So bad that he managed to beat the corrupt and illegal conspiracy put on by the federal government including its clandestine departments.