Saturday, November 19, 2022

Garland Sics Special Counsel on Trump, Boebert Goes Back, Lake Hangs Tough

First, from the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 11.18.22, Mary Chastain at LI informs us Merrick Garland Appoints Special Counsel for DOJ Trump Investigations, but still, no special counsel for Hunter Biden. After Biden admitted he's doing everything possible to keep Trump from running for President. Not fishy at all. 

Merrick Garland appointed Jack Smith as special counsel for the DOJ’s investigation into the files found at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago along with “key aspects of a separate probe involving the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and efforts to undo the 2020 election.”

Has anything happened to anyone denying the 2016 election? Didn’t think so. Anyway:
The move, announced just three days after Trump formally launched his 2024 candidacy, is a recognition of the unmistakable political implications of two investigations that involve not only a former president but also a current White House hopeful.

Garland said Friday that Trump’s announcement of his presidential candidacy and President Joe Biden’s likely 2024 run were factors in his decision to appoint Jack Smith, a veteran prosecutor, to be the special counsel. Garland said the appointment would allow prosecutors to continue their work “indisputably guided” only by the facts and the law.

At NR, Attorney General Garland to Name Special Counsel in Trump Criminal Investigations. "Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday announced plans to name a special counsel to oversee two criminal investigations into former president Donald Trump." Jan. 6 and "Souvenirgate." At Da Caller, Merrick Garland Announces Special Counsel For Mar-a-Lago, Jan. 6. John Sexton at Haut Hair, AG Garland names special counsel to handle Trump cases (and Trump responds)

“I have been going through this for six years — for six years I have been going through this, and I am not going to go through it anymore,” Trump told Fox News Digital in an exclusive interview Friday shortly after the announcement. “And I hope the Republicans have the courage to fight this.”

“I have been proven innocent for six years on everything — from fake impeachments to [former special counsel Robert] Mueller who found no collusion, and now I have to do it more?” Trump said. “It is not acceptable. It is so unfair. It is so political.”

Dr. John at Flopping Aces tries to explain  Why Biden sent Garland after Trump. To distract from the Republican investigation into the Biden Crime family and Democrat relations with FTX. Ace in red italics, Merrick Garland: I'm Investigating Trump For Interfering With a Peaceful Transfer of Power and Will Appoint a Special Prosecutor... Because He's Running for President. "Andrew Weismann is getting the call back up to join the majors, maybe? Nope. They want to make it look slightly more credible than that." NPR, DOJ names Jack Smith as special counsel to oversee Trump criminal investigations. Eastern District of NY, of course, which has been after Trump for 6 years with no effect. Althouse, "Trump is said to have told some allies that the idea of a special counsel infuriated him, given his experience with the length of the Mueller investigation." "He believes it could hang over him for months. Nonetheless, it might make a prosecution more distant." But that's the idea. Continual investigation, with a drip, drip, drip of damning, and often false information, "The walls are closing in, this time for realz!" David Strom at Haut Hair, Is Facebook sharing user information with the FBI illegally?. Of course!

Ace, It Begins: Democrats Demand The Federal Government Begin Punishing Elon Musk for Twitter's Noncompliance In The Government-Mandated Nationwide Censorship Regime. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 11.18.22, Louder With Crowder reports It’s finally happened – Elon Musk has REINSTATED the Babylon Bee’s Twitter account and Twitchy: Elon Musk’s “Picture Of The Day” Mocks Democrat Investigative Priorities. Rusty Weiss at the PI, WATCH: FBI Director Wray Won’t Say If He Had Informants Dressed as Trump Supporters at the Capitol on January 6th. Of course he did; he's evil, not stupid. Beege Wellborn at Haut Hair, What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on with the Paul Pelosi story? Something is being covered up. 

From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 11.18.22, At the Victory Girls, the lame-duck Jan 6 Committee’s Last Desperate Gamble  "It’s a last desperate gamble to make sure that Trump nor any of the other lawmakers including Andy Biggs, Jim Jordan, and Mike Pence be drug kicking and screaming in front of the “bipartisan” committee and be made to testify. It’s a gamble that they hope they can somehow succeed at in just a few weeks before the committee is kaput." And the new Republican led house? KT at Haut Hair Comer: No plans to subpoena Joe Biden but Hunter Biden is a different story. That should be fine. Let him snort a few lines before he sits down. City Journal, Home Truths on Where Covid Came From "The next Congress should investigate not only how the virus emerged but also the institutional failures that obscured the search for truth."

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert
Good news from Stacy McCain on the mid-term front, Lauren Boebert Reelected, bringing the GOP house 219 GOP seats. 

For some reason — I don’t know, I barely pay attention to this kind of stuff — Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert is the one Republican that Democrats most hoped to beat this year. And . . . nope:
Democrat Adam Frisch announced Friday that he had called GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert and conceded the race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
Although there will be an automatic recount done by the Colorado secretary of state’s office, Frisch said in a live Facebook speech that he did not ask for a recount, does not expect the results to change and does not want there to be fundraising done for an essentially fruitless cause. . .
Frisch was in a hard place because one of the reasons Democrats hate Boebert is that she’s an “election denier,” which is what they call anyone who doubts that Democrats got an 81-million-vote landslide for a brain-addled septuagenarian who never left his basement during the 2020 presidential campaign. So it would have been difficult for Frisch to claim he’d been cheated in a fraudulent election — pot, meet kettle. Revenge is a dish best served cold, they say. 
Kari Lake

Alex Bruesewitz@alexbruesewitz "Fun fact: @laurenboebert is returning to Congress. @Liz_Cheney is not." Capt. Ed at Haut Hair, Surprise: Frisch concedes to Boebert in CO-3 race going to mandated recount. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 11.18.22, Nice Deb at Am Great, Lauren Boebert’s Dem Opponent Adam Frisch Concedes in Tight Colorado House Race. On the other hand, Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media observes Kari Lake Is Not Going Gently Into That Good Night. Of course, one result of the mid-terms was the resignation of Nancy Pelosi, and the likely elevation of Election Denier Hakeem Jeffries, Front-Runner for House Democrat Leader (Breitbart). Kevin Downey at PJ Media hears the Clinton Foundation Gave Warnock's Church Mad Stacks After He Campaigned for Hillary—Then it Got Weird. TNP has the RECEIPTS: Anti-Trump ‘Republican’ Billionaires Deeply Tied to Chinese Communist Finance.

At the Political Hat, Election Aftermath — A Snapshot Of Politics In Flux. Am Spec's Alex Adkins says GOP’s Success in New York Is Model for the Nation "Candidate quality matters," Neal Freeman thinks The Political Superstate Has Emerged, "The GOP has found its solid base in Florida" but George Neumayr worries The Stupid Party Gets Stupider, Most of the inept GOP figures responsible for the party’s malaise will retain their power." Mark Lewis at Town Hall wonders What If DeSantis Doesn’t Run? "I haven’t seen anything, anywhere, that hints that DeSantis will run—not from him at least. He has played the whole thing very coyly. He hasn’t said he will, he hasn’t said he won’t. He has done exactly the right thing so far—governs the state of Florida, runs for re-election, and wins big. And tell the press to “chill out.” That earns him a point or two in my book." Guy Benson at Town Hall looks forward to The Coming DeSantis Balancing Act

From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 11.18.22,  Am Think's Jay Valentine explains Election Fraud 2.0! O.K., So What Are You Gonna Do About It? and at Da Fed  Vicky Marshall notes   Georgia Democrats Cry ‘Voter Suppression’ Over A Law That Will Restrict Ballot Harvesting Plans and Shawn Fleetwood explains How Joe Biden Used Taxpayer Money To Buy Young Voters In The 2022 Midterms At I&I, Midterm Voter Fraud? Nothing to See Here, Folks. Move Along, Move Along and With Elections Broken, Free States Must Step Up

And some random hits. At Da Fed, Chris Jacobs warns Buckle Up For Lame-Duck Congressional Democrats’ Holiday Spending Spree. Dave Strom points out FTX now right-wing according to Forbes. Steve Krakauer @SteveKrak "Forbes' evidence that she's a "new darling of the alt-right" is a single quote from an anonymous poster on the site "Urbit" who told them “I definitely think she’s innocent...I think Caroline can be saved.” That's literally the extent of the evidence presented in the article." And finally, at  Buck Throckmorton's MORNING RANT at Ace's Ted Cruz Hit By Thrown Missile, Media Snarks and Reminds Readers that Cruz Is Hated and Had It Coming

Senator Cruz got the last word, however, mocking his assailant.
Cruz retweeted that video and thanked police for responding. "I'm also thankful that the clown who threw his White Claw had a noodle for an arm," he added.

White Claw? Isn't that's a girls drink?

Linked at Pirate's Cove in the weekly Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup and links.  The Wombat has Late Night With Rule 5 Sunday: World Cup Edition and FMJRA 2.0: Control waiting at The Other McCain.

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