Monday, July 13, 2020

Russiagate: Stone Still Home Free

Three days later, people still care about the Stone sentence commutation? GOP senator Pat Toomey says Trump commuting Stone was a 'mistake'. The never-Trump whiners at the Dispatch try Remembering the Crimes of Roger Stone. He lied about something inconsequential in an investigation that should never have been carried that far? Chuck Ross at Da Caller recites how Mueller Defends Investigation Of Roger Stone After Trump Commutes Prison Sentence.

On the other hand, Andy McCarthy recalls Trump Spares Stone from Imprisonment, Sparking Howls from Amnesiac Democrats
Bill Clinton pardoned his own brother for felony distribution of cocaine. And a key witness in the Whitewater scandal for which he and Hillary Clinton were under investigation. And three others convicted in independent counsel Ken Starr’s probe. And Marc Rich, in what was a straight up political payoff. And his CIA director. And his HUD secretary. And eight people convicted in an investigation of his Agriculture Department.

No surprise there: The Clintons and their supporters then, like Trump and his supporters now, regarded the special-prosecutor probes into the administration as witch hunts.

Clinton also commuted the sentences of convicted terrorists, some of whom hadn’t even asked for clemency. Shameless as he was, though, even he couldn’t bring himself to pardon Oscar Lopez Rivera, the defiantly unrepentant FALN leader.

President Obama took care of that.
Matt Magolis, PJ Media, Obama Granted Clemency to Terrorists and Traitors, But Democrats Are Angry About Roger Stone. Don't forget the never-Trumpers.  Similarly, Jonathon Turley on Da Hill writes Why this Roger Stone commutation is not as controversial as some think. At ET, Roger Kimball pens Double Standards on View in Outrage at Stone Commutation. If it weren't for double standards, they'd have no standards at all. Andrea Widberg at AmThink, Trump’s commutation of Stone’s sentence horrifies the left, but that's a pretty low bar, while Grant Baker calls it Justice for Roger Stone. Da Caller, Lindsey Graham: Trump Commutation Of Roger Stone Sentence ‘Justified’. From AmSpec Larry Thornberry writes a missive to Mittens - An Open Letter to Sen. Mitt Romney
Would he really prefer a socialist takeover? 
My God, man, “Unprecedented historic corruption.” This is so high a flight of fancy you’re going to need clearance to land. And how did you get to be your age with so little knowledge of history? Some of it going on around you now. See the ongoing attempted coup by the Democrats and The Swamp. A little indignation about this would not be out of order. This is corruption on the grand scale. (On the current subject, a list of the sleaze-balls pardoned by Obama and by Billy-Bob supplied on request.)
Which is a decent segue to the rest of Russiagate. At Town Hall, Jeff Crouere claims General Flynn is an American Hostage. Tobias Hoonhaut at NRO say the New Flynn Notes show ‘FBI Leadership’ Decided Not to Provide Russian Call Transcripts to Flynn in Interview. Getting the truth was not on their agenda. But at AmThink, Aaron Ames, well, thinks that Judge Sullivan's Appeal for 'En Banc' Hearing Has Good Chance at Success. Clearly seeking a delay until the election.

From Da Caller, Trump Calls For Dossier Author Christopher Steele To Be ‘Thrown In Jail’, I'm OK with that, but be sure to try him in a strongly pro-Trump jurisdiction first.

Lindsey Graham will apparently call Mueller to the Senate to testify. Sundance at CTH puts together a story on how Robert Mueller Was Obama’s Shield – Graham Open To Mueller Hearing….
Why is it important to understand the duality of purpose for the appointment of the special counsel run by the figure-head (in name only) of Robert Mueller?…

…Because from the outset the seventeen Lawfare lawyers who formed the resistance unit operation took control over the DOJ.

That was a large purpose of their installation. The Mueller resistance unit controlled everything, including every impediment to congress.
I expect numerous memory lapses and evasions. Just like when he testified to the House. Sundance also has a much longer piece on Why Fire Dana Boente?… My question is why not? It's been clear for a long time that the upper levels of DOJ and the FBI was rotten. Get rid of the whole crowd, even if there's a little sound wood in there too.

Fox gives the mic to Newt Gingrich: Good riddance anti-Trump Republicans who would rather support Biden, Pelosi and Schumer. Unfortunately, many old school Republican are much more content in the minority, standing somewhere near the barricades and whispering "stop" to the mobs tearing down the country.

Sundance, Sunday Talks: Jim Jordan Discusses Durham Probe – Findings Released Before Election?…

Anders Hagstrom at NR, Trump Promotes Diplomat Who Testified In Impeachment Trial
President Donald Trump promoted a batch of senior diplomats Friday, one of whom was a star witness in the president’s impeachment trial in January.

The diplomat, George Kent, served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and testified during the impeachment trial regarding U.S. relations with Ukraine. Many believe Trump was carrying out a purge of administration members who testified in his impeachment, according to Foreign Policy. Eight of the 12 administration members who did testify have since been fired, reassigned, or left their jobs.
Eight out of twelve is a good start. At the Peacock, Jeff McCausland whines about Trump, Vindman and a military leadership case study that will be taught for years. Don't be insubordinate.

From Fox, Jeff Sessions dismisses Trump's 'juvenile insults': 'My honor and integrity are far more important'. I have some sympathy for Sessions, but he was clearly snookered by "the resistance" in DOJ. He was out of his depth.

Dan Greenfield at Front Page reminds us that the Manhattan DA Targets Trump After Giving Epstein and Weinstein a Pass. Ep and Wein Steins are just rapists and pedophiles. Trump is a existential  threat to their reign.

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