First, on the Whitaker appointment, Torturer in Chief (I kid, I kid) John Yoo claims Whitaker’s Appointment Is Unconstitutional. I'm suspicious of what any GWB guy has to say about Trump. Mark Levin takes Laurence Tribe to school on Whitaker appointment.
Look, reasonable people can differ. Let's get down to it, and litigate it.
CNS News, Acting AG Whitaker: 'Special Counsel is Required' To Investigate Clinton Foundation
Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general of the United States and a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, said in a 2016 interview that there is enough evidence "in the public domain" to warrant the appointment of a "special prosecutor" to investigate the Clinton Foundation. He added that the Foundation was "clearly a pay-to-play situation" where if you gave money to the Foundation, you got "preferential treatment" at the State Department, which was headed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from 2009 to 2013.Hmmm. DOJ New Benghazi Probe: Five Hillary Clinton Emails That Led to Amb. Chris Stevens Death, Judge could put the squeeze on Hillary Clinton for testimony on emails
Hillary Clinton's emailing of classified documents through her private computer server was a "serious" problem, but the "real ballgame" is "where Clinton Foundation donors were given preferential treatment," said Whitaker in an Aug. 25, 2016 interview with Breitbart News Daily.
AP: Flake vows to oppose judges unless Mueller bill gets a vote.
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he won’t vote to confirm judicial nominees unless GOP leaders hold a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired.Sadly Sinema may be an improvement. At least she's not pretending to be a Republican.
Flake of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware went to the Senate floor on Wednesday and tried to bring the legislation up for a vote. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objected. McConnell has said that the legislation is unnecessary because he believes Mueller won’t be fired.
AP: Mueller isn't done with former Trump campaign aide Gates
according to a new court filing from the special counsel's team. Prosecutors say they're not ready for Gates to be sentenced because he is continuing to cooperate with "several ongoing investigations." And they're asking a federal judge to give them until mid-January before they have to give another update about his case.Chuck Ross at Da Caller: Mueller Grand Jury Witness Accuses Clinton-Linked Prosecutor Of Conflict Of Interest
The filing confirms that the investigation will extend into next year as Mueller continues to probe Russian election interference and any possible coordination with President Donald Trump's associates.
An attorney who appeared as a witness before the Mueller grand jury is accusing the special counsel’s office of a conflict of interest because one of the prosecutors involved in the special counsel’s case has worked for Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.WSJ: Mueller Probes Possible Witness Intimidation by Roger Stone
The prosecutor, Jeannie Rhee, has questioned witnesses about Roger Stone, the Trump confidant who is one of the targets of the investigation, numerous sources tell The Daily Caller News Foundation. Rhee questioned Tyler Nixon, an attorney for Stone, just before his grand jury appearance on Nov. 2.
“[Rhee’s involvement] was not disclosed to me prior to my testimony, and I find this to be deeply troubling and certainly Ms. Rhee should be recused or removed from the investigation,” Nixon told TheDCNF.
Recusals related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe became an issue after the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general on Nov. 7.
Among the reasons that Democrats have called for Whitaker’s recusal are his comments criticizing the Trump-Russia probe as well as his work in 2014 on a political campaign for Sam Clovis, a former Trump campaign official who testified before the Mueller grand jury as a witness in 2017.
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“I find it astonishing that there are cries for the recusal for Mr. Whitaker when I know that I was personally interviewed on behalf of the special counsel by an attorney, Jeannie Rhee, who was Hillary Clinton’s and the Clinton Foundation’s personal attorney not one or two years prior to her joining the special counsel,” Nixon told TheDCNF.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is probing whether former Trump adviser Roger Stone tried to intimidate a witness who contradicted Stone's account of his relationship with Wikileaks, the Wall Street Journal reported. Stone had previously said he was in contact with Wikileaks during the 2016 presidential campaign, but he has since claimed he was exaggerating. He has also said most of what he knew about Wikileaks he learned from radio personality Randy Credico, an assertion Credico has disputed. An irate Stone threatened Credico in emails to "sue the f--" out of him, saying he was a "loser a liar and a rat," the Journal reported. Wikileaks released purloined Democratic emails in 2016 that damaged Hillary Clinton politically.Again, threading dangerously close to abridging the first amendment. Stone should be free to say what ever he wants. Threatening to sue is well within the bounds of free speech. Could this be because Mueller's other story about Stone is falling apart? Bombshell Text Messages Support Roger Stone’s Claims About WikiLeaks Backchannel
Text messages released on Wednesday appear to support Trump confidant Roger Stone’s testimony that a New York radio show host was his source for information about WikiLeaks’ plans to release information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.And yet Mueller/Weissman have evinced no evidence of indicting Credico, whose testimony so far seems at odds with the evidence. Funny that Credico is a liberal talk show guy.
“Julian Assange has kryptonite on Hillary,” Randy Credico wrote to Stone on Aug. 27, 2016, according to text messages that Stone provided to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“You are not going to drag my name into this are you,” Credico wrote on Sept. 29, 2016, suggesting that he was worried that Stone would identify him as his source for public claims he was making about WikiLeaks’ plans.
“[B]ig news Wednesday,” Credico wrote on Oct. 1, 2016, days before WikiLeaks began releasing emails stolen from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. “Now pretend u don’t know me.”
And in the greatest of cosmic karma coming back to bite story of the week, Stormy Daniel's creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti Arrested for Felony Domestic Violence, Confident He'll Be Exonerated (TMZ).
Michael Avenatti, who became famous for representing Stormy Daniels in her battle with President Trump, has been arrested for felony domestic violence ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.WaEx: 'She hit me first': Michael Avenatti arrested for domestic violence. Via Insty:
Our law enforcement sources say Avenatti was arrested Wednesday after a woman filed a felony DV report. We're told her face was "swollen and bruised" with "red marks" on both cheeks.
Our sources say the alleged incident occurred Tuesday night, but there was another confrontation Wednesday between the two at an exclusive apartment building in the Century City area of L.A.
Ace has a funny series at Women's March Chapter: We Don't #BelieveAllWomen When It Comes to St. Michael of the Blessed Right HookTonight Avenatti is making a collect call to a lawyer— PinkAboutIt ⭐⭐⭐ (@Pink_About_it) November 15, 2018
.......And tonight, Kavanaugh is having a beer.
These are actual inspirational quotes on @MichaelAvenatti's website. #basta pic.twitter.com/mj7wOWqkg2— Steven Cheung (@CaliforniaPanda) November 14, 2018
Believe it or not, the left is suddenly declaring, as if in one (nearly) unified voice, that #BelievingAllWomen is sooooo October 2018.
Brett Kavanaugh wants to know if they waited for all the evidence in hiscase, or if the allegation was enough.
After all, a woman -- the victim -- did swear out this police complaint.
Something that Dr. Blasey of the incorruptible hippocampus never bothered to do.