The fallout from the Stone sentencing guidelines saga continues to roil the news. Ken Meyer at Mediaite claims Intervention Confirmed? Trump Congratulates Bill Barr For Taking Over ‘Totally Out of Control’ Case Against Roger Stone. Well, considering Trump would be totally in his rights to pardon Stone. But the facts don't support the claim.
Da Wekk, In Twitter rampage, Trump attacks federal judge set to sentence Roger Stone. Marina Medvid at Town Hall has an EXCLUSIVE: What Happened In the Roger Stone Case? 'Prosecutorial Misconduct' Says Defense Lawyer. An interview with a federal trial attorney Jesse Binnall lays out a pretty good case for the prosecutors being liberal hacks. One in particularCongratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought. Evidence now clearly shows that the Mueller Scam was improperly brought & tainted. Even Bob Mueller lied to Congress!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2020
Jonathan Kravis appears to have been leading the Roger Stone prosecution and abruptly resigned from the DOJ. You have tried cases against him in the past. Did anything unusual happen in those cases?
"I was opposite Jonathan Kravis on The Ron Paul Three case, which was the prosecution of three Ron Paul campaign aids in Iowa. It was a politically-driven prosecution targeting three Republican activists.Are there any similarities between the Roger Stone case and The Ron Paul Three case?
First, Kravis and his partner violated an immunity agreement -a proffer agreement- they signed with a co-defendant in that case, and the judge dismissed the codefendant's case based on prosecutorial misconduct.
Then, Kravis hid exculpatory and impeachment information from my client, Dimitri Kesari. Kravis' team later violated my client's attorney-client confidentiality, obtaining text message communications between Kessari and me, shockingly producing the conversations to another co-defendant in the case!"
"Jonathan Kravis did the same thing to my client Kesari that he did to Roger Stone. Remember how they raided the 68-year-old's home to arrest him? They did the same thing to Kesari. Feds busted into his house at 6 in the morning and dragged his 15-year-old daughter out on the side of a busy road, in her underwear. For context, this case was about a failure to report a campaign expenditure on an FEC form."
Ace catches up, DOJ Official: The Mueller Four Lied to Us About What Their Sentencing Recommendation Would Be, Then "Shocked" Us With an "Extreme" Sentence
There already was suspicion that this is yet another coordinated Deep State/Media operation designed to gin up another Special Counsel investigation and/or another impeachment inquiry.From Bloomberg, whose boss has sworn not to provide any good coverage of Trump, Barr Unleashes Justice Department Turmoil Over Stone Case. Maybe turmoil is just what they need. WaPoo, Trump seeks to bend the executive branch as part of impeachment vendetta, President attacks judge who will sentence Stone and Barr faces fresh scrutiny over Stone sentencing. and Republicans ready to look past Trump’s intervention in Roger Stone case. AllahPundit gleefully reports that Warren says Bill Barr Should Either Resign Or Face Impeachment Over The Roger Stone Mess "Resign? He’s not going to resign. He’s not going to be impeached." Harry Litman, WaPoo, After the Roger Stone incident, the Justice Department’s reputation is on life support. They need life support after a successful cancer removal and chemo. Meanwhile, Da Beast moans, ‘The Gloves Are Off’: Trump Pushes Revenge Operations. Time to clean house.
If these guys actually lied to their superiors about what they intended to drop on DC like a well-crafted Media Bomb, that would confirm the suspicion that this had all been worked out before hand.
Put these motherfuckers under oath and if they lie, send them to jail for 7-9 years each.
Sundance at CTH, Excellent News – HJC Chairman Jerry Nadler Demands Testimony From AG Bill Barr – Scheduled Hearing March 31st…Did you forget to schedule this for when the IG report on criminal FISA abuse by DOJ/FBI was released, or are you just a deeply unserious person having a temper tantrum about a senior citizen you hate maybe only getting 4 years in prison? https://t.co/wM2brEnSJu— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 12, 2020
Considering the issues outlined by the Democrats; and knowing the rabid nature of their base of resistance that demands HJC action; this is the biggest briar patch in recent congressional history & AG Barr is one big rabbit proclaiming: ‘don’t throw me in’. When you read the issues of concerns, you realize this is going to be epic.Barr's calm and reasonable demeanor compared to the Democrats. It's like chihuahuas yapping at a Polar Bear. It'll be great. But he goes on, Unfortunately, A Corrupt Group of Politically Focused DOJ Lawyers Isn’t The Only Issue…
A significant issue is in the part of the story most have skipped past without recognizing,… because, well, simply we have become immune to the insanity of it.120 man years of the FBI investigating Trump, and they got nada. But they didn't stop. We need to reduce the FBI by at least 40. Clearly they have too much staff. Ace, Devin Nunes: Public Will Learn of More Unethical Actions by Mueller's Angry Democrats In the Coming Weeks. He's been right more than he's been wrong (unlike Schiff), but information is hard to drag out of the government.Austin Bay at the Strategy Field, On Point: Fix the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and Punish the Crooks Who Abused It. Amen.
... 40 FBI Agents worked on the Special Counsel?
Think about it. For three years… Doing what exactly?
The FISC was created to protect a citizen's constitutional rights while permitting intelligence community surveillance of legitimate suspects. To protect necessary cloak-and-dagger secrets, the FISC meets in secret. A secret court in a free society requires two things: (1) legitimate existential threats to citizens and assets: (2) trust in security agency professionalism and integrity, and trust in the judgment of the court judges.Chuck Ross at Da Caller, House Intel Republicans Boycott Hearing, Citing Schiff’s Failure To Hold Hearing On FISA Abuse. They have a point.
Unfortunately, the abuse of the FISC by corrupt members of U.S. security and legal agencies -- specifically within the FBI and DOJ -- may have squandered that trust forever. Evidence is emerging that other corrupt actors, perhaps in the CIA, conducted illegal surveillance.
“Under your chairmanship, the House Intelligence Committee has strayed far from its mandate of overseeing the Intelligence Community,” the Republicans wrote in a letter to Democrats obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation just before the start of a hearing for the Strategic Technology and Advanced Research Subcommittee.WaPoo, Misconduct accusation from Flynn rebutted
“In fact, we have gone months at a time in which we’ve hardly held any oversight-related briefings or hearings at all,” they wrote.
“The defendant fails to identify any government misconduct in this case,” prosecutors wrote in a Tuesday court filing. “And the allegations have no relevance to the sole charge to which he pleaded guilty.”We'll wait for what the judge says.
Breitbart Trump: Up to the Military to Decide to Discipline Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. If I were an officer and he was assigned to me, I'd watch my back. Rusbo, O Say Can You See Ya Later, Vindman
Megan Fox at PJ Media, Here They Go Again: Pelosi to Launch New Investigation into Trump. You knew they would, using the next issue at hand. Grabien, Trump on Lessons Learned from Impeachment: ‘That the Democrats Are Crooked’ But he should have known earlier. Jane Chong at the Atlantic thinks Impeachment Will Never Be the Same Again. And what's wrong with that? It just didn't go they way she hoped. Politico, With impeachment in rear view, Pelosi looks to next attack on Trump. Now they're going to try to convince the nation that the economy would be better in their (e.g. Bernie Sanders' hands). Good luck with that.From a senior official and witness to Vindmans being escorted out: “People were standing and applauding them getting removed. Not just politicals, but careers in resource, personnel, and intel.” So yeah, those two got what they deserved and everyone knows it. https://t.co/wYWg3cQKJz— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) February 10, 2020
Paul Bedard at WaEx notes how Sixty percent of Democrats ‘have a new respect’ for Romney, 39% of GOP want him expelled and Politico whines that Romney escapes Republican retaliation despite Trump attacks "Even Mitt Romney is ready to move on and promote Trump's agenda." Kathleen Parker at WaPoo notes Matt Schlapp was never going to invite Mitt Romney to CPAC again
Nick Arama at Red State says Catherine Herridge Drops Big Scoop About the DOJ and What They’re Doing on Ukraine
Justice Department officials have been “quietly” reviewing records and documents from Ukraine for “several weeks,” a source familiar with the matter tells CBS News.. . . The fact that Barr took it out of main justice and assigned it to a separate U.S. Attorney, as he did with the Russia probe and U.S. Attorney John Durham, makes me think he believes there’s a lot there to look at as well as he wants to ensure that an independent eye looks at it.
The source said staff outside of Main Justice in Washington have been assigned by Attorney General William Barr to review the Ukraine matter, adding that the review is being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Pittsburgh and is separate from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s probe into the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe.
The new review includes some material provided by Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, but goes beyond matters regarding former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.