A slow start to the week, with Justice Ginsburg still dead. Via Instapundit, Heh!
Diverting fully into the Ginsburgian morass for a moment, perhaps Althouse said it best:
Things that were already (apparently) on the table:— B. Machiavelli (@be_machiavelli) September 20, 2020
1. Shooting up GOP baseball games
2. Allowing supporters to burn cities.
3. Staging coups against democratically elected president.
4. FBI collusion/perjury traps.
5. Leaking classified information.
The boil-down is easy: Replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a completely political event, where there are constitutionally defined powers that will be exercised to their utmost. Nothing more is needed, and nothing can be done about it, and each party will do what the other party would do if the roles were reversed. And that's the same thing they did in 2016 after Justice Scalia died.Genesius Times, OPED: I was raped by whoever Trump picks to replace Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, or maybe even gang-raped by everybody in contention. Amy!
While explaining the reason for the refusal to share transcripts, Senator Rubio shares that all prior testimony to the committee was provided with the expressed agreement that none of the witness testimony would be shared with anyone else. A remarkably self-serving construct with the deliberate outcome of allowing strategic leaks and narrative assembly without sunlight on the actual questioning.
An additionally revealing aspect from this Rubio segment is the statement that Chairman Burr and Vice-Chair Warner have constructed committee rules that both parties must be in agreement with any process within the committee – before any action is taken. This is a key facet when we consider that Senator Warner made covert contact with Chris Steele’s lawyer Adam Waldman in 2017.
If the SSCI chair and vice-chair must be in agreement on any investigative path, then Richard Burr and Mark Warner both knew of the effort to contact Steele in 2017. Additionally, and further to the bipartisan attempts against the office of the President, this would imply that Warner and Burr both agreed to the request to review the Carter Page FISA application on March 17th, 2017.
In the background of Rubio’s remarks there appears to be a disconnect about his knowledge of the activity of the SSCI and their involvement in the corrupt effort to remove President Trump. Rubio positions himself as unaware… it is a rather disingenuous position.
Robertson said he raised the issue with his supervisor but nothing was done within the FBI to look at the emails. He also spoke with the Weiner case prosecutors about the matter, and was told that he needed to keep quiet about his discovery or risk being prosecuted.
and Jerry Dunleavy at WaEx reviews ‘October Surprise’: New details emerge about FBI delay on Weiner laptop in 2016
“The crickets I was hearing was really making me uncomfortable because something was going to come down,” Robertson said he later told Justice Department investigators. “Why isn’t anybody here? Like if I’m the supervisor of any [counterintelligence] squad … and I hear about this, I’m getting on with headquarters and saying, 'Hey, some agent working child porn here may have [Hillary Clinton] emails. Get your ass on the phone, call [the case agent], and get a copy of that drive,’ because that’s how it should be. And that nobody reached out to me within, like, that night, I still to this day don’t understand what the hell went wrong.”
Jeff Croure at Town Hall, Wray Is Wrong as FBI Director. Yes, but nothing can get done about it before the election, although I do think Sidney Powell is a wonderful suggestion, after she wraps up the Flynn case.