Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 2)
 

Why is Robert Mueller even investigating the presidential transition?

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/former-fbi-director-robert-mueller-named-special-counsel-in-the-russia-investigation-946481731669
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Posted by    Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11:00am 12/3/2017 at 11:00am
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/former-fbi-director-robert-mueller-named-special-counsel-in-the-russia-investigation-946481731669

Michael Flynn pleaded guilty last week to lying to FBI investigators regarding conversations Flynn had with the Russian Ambassador in late December 2016, barely three weeks before the Trump administration was sworn into office.

Such transitions contact with foreigners are routine, and took place during prior administrations, including the Obama administration. That...

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Video: Trump vs Talking Heads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSuregWhlWk&app=desktop
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Posted by    Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 9:00pm 12/2/2017 at 9:00pm
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I’m a Yuge fan of the Talking Heads. Back in the day, when I did triathlons, I used to train to the Talking Heads live Stop Making Sense concert on my iPod.

I’ve also run the Talking Heads as Video of the Day, the last time in September 2014 (which reminds me...

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Liberals react to Senate tax reform vote: America died in darkness (on live TV)

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Posted by    Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30pm 12/2/2017 at 7:30pm

The Senate voted early this morning to pass a Tax Reform bill. That bill is not yet law, because differences with the Tax Reform bill passed by the House need to be worked out in conference.

Nonetheless, this procedural step forward was considered a big win for Trump and Republicans after Senate...

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Important aspect of ABC News Mike Flynn debacle is market tumble at prospect of Trump political danger

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Posted by    Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12:00pm 12/2/2017 at 12:00pm

Do not trust anti-Trump mainstream media reports based on anonymous sources. That’s something we have learned time and again as the motive and pressure to generate headlines on supposed Russia campaign collusion is enormous.

It’s not just a matter of bad faith, although there’s plenty of that. It’s competition, and the desire...

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Senate passes Tax Reform bill 51-49

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Posted by    Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 9:00am 12/2/2017 at 9:00am

At 1:50 a.m. Eastern Saturday morning, December 2, 2017, the U.S. Senate passed a Tax Reform bill after hours of attempts by Democrats to scuttle the bill.

Every Republican except for Bob Corker voted in favor, and all Democrats voted against.

The Obamacare Mandate, which survived Supreme Court challenge thanks to Chief Justice...

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Mueller’s Quest for The Donald: Making sense of the Michael Flynn plea

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Posted by    Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:20pm 12/1/2017 at 8:20pm

Today was another spectacular speculative day on Twitter and in the media due to Michael Flynn’s guilty plea to one count of lying to the FBI regarding Flynn’s communications with the Russian Ambassador in late December 2016.

A somewhat moribund Russia-collusion conspiracy community sprang back to life instantaneously.The treason-choir found its...

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Next Week in Jerusalem?

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Posted by    Friday, December 1, 2017 at 3:00pm 12/1/2017 at 3:00pm

During the campaign and transition, Donald Trump was clear in his promise to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital.

As with prior administrations, there was walk-back in reality, and the Embassy still is in Tel Aviv.

In the past week there has been much speculation that an announcement about moving the...

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Mueller finds another process crime: Michael Flynn pleads to making false statement (Updated w Plea Docs)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i83wPkcB-k
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Posted by    Friday, December 1, 2017 at 9:49am 12/1/2017 at 9:49am
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As predicted, Robert Mueller’s investigation was more likely to find process crimes, such as making false statements to federal investigators, or crimes unrelated to alleged Russia collusion, than crimes related to actual collusion.

Mueller just charged Michael Flynn with lying to the FBI during a January 2017 interview (which predated Mueller) about...

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Trevor Noah: “Elizabeth Warren did something problematic”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Y6JhOVYqw
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Posted by    Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:30pm 11/30/2017 at 8:30pm
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Has Elizabeth Warren been damaged by the feud with Donald Trump over Trump calling her “Pocahontas”?

If you read the liberal pundits, who live within #TheResistance bubble, you’d think Warren got the better of the exchange by calling Trump racist. As I’ve pointed out dozens of times, I think this hurts Warren...

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Elizabeth Warren “never was Native American except … where it would advance her versus other people”

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 8:30pm 11/29/2017 at 8:30pm

During the 2012 Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren I appeared several times on the Nightside with Dan Rea radio show on WBZ Radio in Boston, a super station that covers all of New England and into upstate NY.

What I always enjoyed about being on Dan’s show is that...

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If Trump really wanted to stick it to Elizabeth Warren, here’s who he’d nominate for CFPB Director

https://www.c-span.org/video/?299673-1/consumer-financial-protections-bureau-oversight
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Posted by    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11:30am 11/29/2017 at 11:30am
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Because of her Twitter fights with Donald Trump, much attention has been focused for the past year on Elizabeth Warren’s claim, while climbing the law school ladder to Harvard, to be Native American. I addressed this recently in It’s time for Eliza...

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Legal Insurrection Semi-Annual Fundraiser

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 8:30am 11/28/2017 at 8:30am

(This post will be “sticky” for a while.)

It’s that time of year when we ask readers to help keep us doing what we do. For those of you who are relatively new here, our 7th Anniversary post has a pretty good history of Legal Insurrection. Our current psychiatric condition is discussed...

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It’s time for Elizabeth Warren to apologize for her Native American deception

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Posted by    Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:30pm 11/27/2017 at 7:30pm

Elizabeth Warren is not Native American. Yet she claimed to be Native American while climbing the law school professor ladder to Harvard Law School.

The details of what Warren did, and how she tried to conceal it, are set forth at Elizabeth Warren Wiki, a website we created to put in one...

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If you liked liberal Russia-collusion mania, you’ll love Koch-Time freak out

http://content.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19990118,00.html
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Posted by    Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 8:37pm 11/26/2017 at 8:37pm
http://content.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19990118,00.html

Meredith Corp is buying Time, Inc. with the help of the Koch brothers.

Reuters reports:

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Remembering CIA Officer Johnny “Mike” Spann as John Walker Lindh release date nears

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Posted by    Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 8:30pm 11/25/2017 at 8:30pm

Johnny “Mike” Spann was a CIA special operations officer who was the first American killed in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attack, on November 25, 2001.

I first wrote about him on May 3, 2011, after news of the death of Osama bin Laden, Remembering Johnny “Mike” Spann:

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Trump Admin capitulates to Palestinian threats, allows PLO D.C. office to stay open

http://youtu.be/mFUeH12vQ8I
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Posted by    Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 5:30pm 11/25/2017 at 5:30pm
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If history proves one thing, it’s that giving in to Palestinian threats only leads to intransigence and more threats. Unfortunately, for the second time the Trump administration has walked back an announced policy in just such a circumstance.

The first walk back had to do with moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel...

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Macroaggression

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Posted by    Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7:00am 11/25/2017 at 7:00am

I recently attended a “baby reveal.”

It’s often done by cutting a cake to reveal pink or blue inside, for girl or boy. This time it was a box filled with either pink or blue balloons. We only found out when the box was opened.

Such an event probably would

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