Former Judge Gleeson, tapped by Judge Sullivan to help the court go after Flynn, in a previous case said denial of move to dismiss charges would be "abuse of discretion."https://t.co/xi93HL4D5V pic.twitter.com/klXPLPP4XW— Mollie (@MZHemingway) May 14, 2020
Expecting consistency from a federal judge? Think again. According to Margot Cleveland at Da Fed, The Constitution Requires Judge Emmet Sullivan’s Lawless Amicus Order Against Michael Flynn Be Overturned. Don't believe her? Well how about Jonathon Turley, who called it ‘Unnerving’: Impeachment Witness Jonathan Turley Says Flynn Judge Could Be ‘Committing Reversible Errors’, which I guess is less serious than an irreversible error.
And getting back to the facts behind the trial, Sen. Barrasso says Biden might have leaked Flynn info to WaPo – a crime punishable by 10 years in jail (News Thud).Well he is on the list of 8 who unmasked Flynn at the right time. Fox, Trey Gowdy: Leaking Flynn's name to media is a '10-year felony,' how's the investigation going?. It does seem to be heating up.Judge Sullivan has now appointed a retired judge to look into “whether the Court should issue an Order to Show Cause why Mr. Flynn should not be held in criminal contempt for perjury.” Thus, the court is not only considering denying an uncontested motion for dismissal but...— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) May 14, 2020
Fox again, Trump wants FBI’s original ‘302’ report on Flynn case, says former adviser 'persecuted'. It's amazing how well that item has been buried in the FBI's computer system designed to keep and track documents. Sundance at CTH, UPDATE: Recently Released Comey Testimony Provides Further Evidence of The Original Flynn 302 Written by Pientka Before It Mysteriously Went Missing…. Maybe it was like, wiped with a clothe or something. Sundance also has a theory that Comey Briefed Clapper on Flynn-Kislyak Call as a Result of Pen Register on Flynn Phone…. Kind of down in the weeds. We know they had it in for Flynn, and they spied.
Switching to the larger issue of unmaskings, Peder Zane at RCP writes of Investigative Issues: Situational Media Attitudes Toward 'Unmaskings'. Consider how happy will MSNBCBSBCNPR be when Trump opens the files on Hillary, Biden and Obama to name a few of many possibilities. Hannity, CLAPPER on CNN: It’s ‘Routine, Legitimate, Appropriate’ to Unmask American Citizens. and former Bushy conservative Patterico, “Unmasking” Is Routine, and the Effort to Portray It As Sinister Is Very Stupid Propaganda. Well, yes, it's pretty common, but it's use on political oppenents without extreme care must be prevented. ObamaBiden wallowed in it.
Speaking of Clapper, News Thud reminds us After Lying For 3 Years James Clapper Finally Tells Truth: ‘No Evidence of Russian Trump Collusion” and CNS News, Clapper Says He'd Be 'Happy' to Testify--'After I've Been Vaccinated for COVID-19'. Just put on your mask, you'll be fine. And Clapper's evil twin? Brennan: Rand Paul’s ‘Inane Comments’ Show He Has No Understanding of Intelligence Profession. Oh, understands it just fine, he just knows you abused it.
"Adam Mill" at AmGreat, Transcript Reveals Russia Collusion Hoax Cover-up
Is it possible that the DNC and CrowdStrike would falsely accuse the Russians of cyberespionage? The answer is yes, and there have been not one, but two subsequent cases in which the Russians were falsely accused of hacking.Yes, and wait, there's more to come according to Thomas Lifeson at AmThink The other secrets inside Grenell’s satchel are the key to the biggest political scandal in US history
That satchel that Acting DNI Ric Grenell personally delivered to the Department of Justice on May 7, 2020 was far too big for just a list of the 39 Obama administration officials, including his chief of staff and ambassador to Italy. Those higher ups have been exposed as requesting the unmasking of General Flynn. But there must have been a lot more inside, and that material was voluminous to require a briefcase-sized container, and that is the key to exposing the real extent of the spy operation that President Obama carried out on his political enemies, and the unmasking of General Michael Fynn is just the tip of the iceberg.Well, maybe, but never discount the fluffiness of government paperwork.
Insty, still waiting for Lindsey 3.0. OKAY, GUYS. IT’S OBVIOUS SOMEONE ON THE LEFT FOUND MCCAIN’S STASH OF BLACKMAIL MATERIAL ON LINDSEY GRAHAM. HE’S BEING CONTROLLED AGAIN. LET’S FIND IT AND BURN IT. I LIKE THE GRAHAMINATOR BETTER: Graham Throws Cold Water on Trump’s Call For Obama to Testify in ObamaGate Hearing, but t Sara Carter's place, Graham Announces Sen. Judiciary Crossfire Hurricane Hearings Will Start Next Month, and at John Solomon's JTN, House Republicans request unredacted State documents regarding Burisma Holdings, Hunter Biden. Ankle biters. Reason worries that Senate Renews FBI Surveillance Powers With Modest Reforms - An effort by Sen. Rand Paul to forbid warrantless investigation of citizens was soundly defeated while at Da Fed Mollie Hemingway warns in a Memo To Mitch McConnell: You Won’t Get Judges If You Don’t Hold Resistance Accountable For Russia Hoax
From Herr Professor Jacobsen at LI, #Obamagate is simply Obama being Obama, bringing Chicago dirty politics to the nation. On the other side, Susan Glasser at the New Yorker thinks “Obamagate” Is Niche Programming for Trump Superfans. It certainly won't get the attention Watergate did, but the crime is similar (espionage on political oppenents) and the cover up (remember, "it's not the crime, it's the cover up"?) involves massive interventions by the DOJ and FBI. Paul Bedard at WaEx, Wingman' Eric Holder orchestrated 'Obamagate,' says successor attorney general.
Howie Carr at the BH, Sleepy Joe Biden dazed and confused when it comes to Obamagate. But he could have just put the period after confused.Transparency is not political. But I will give you that it isn’t popular in Washington DC. https://t.co/j9sf5or0Tg— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) May 14, 2020
And lot's of good links, Russiagate and more, at the Wombats' In The Mailbox: 05.15.20 (Afternoon Edition) and In The Mailbox: 05.15.20 (Evening Edition). He's trying to make up for lost time. Also linked by EBL in Faust 🎭, Impregnate Kirsty Katzmann? 🤰🏻, Don Giovanni 🎭, Turnadot 🎭, Un Ballo in Maschera 🎭, Lohengrin 🎭, Idomeneo 🎭 with Nadine Sierra and Nabucco 🎭.