Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Flotsam and Jetsam - Durham Report Drops

Another heavy flow day. Blood all over the place.  Special Counsel John Durham, submitted  his final report, 300 some odd pages, to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday, who reviewed it over the weekend, and released it on Monday, entirely unredacted. Although I haven't read it entirely, I've seen extensive quotes. It appears to not really contain any great new findings, but the overall gist is that the FBI, at the instigation of the Clinton campaign and well known to the FBI, opened the investigation of the Trump campaign for "Russian Collusion" on the thinnest possible information, and when that failed to pan out, kept the pretext alive for, well, forever, since there are some who still cling to the idea. At the same time, the FBI shut down investigations into well founded allegations against the Clinton campaign, including knowingly taking campaign donations from foreigners. Going to the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 05.15.23 first, just for convenience, Nice Deb at Am Great has In Scathing Report, Durham Finds FBI Had No ‘Actual Evidence of Collusion’ to Justify Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, (Capt Ed,  My prediction: Absolutely nothing will be done. Those rules were in place already, and they were intended to keep politics out of these decisions. The failure point here isn’t the rules, it’s the people. Absent significant and unpleasant consequences, this will continue to happen.),  Dana Loesch, The Durham Report Makes It Official, Hogewash, Some Unindicted Coconspirators React, John Hinderacker at Power Line, Durham Report Rips FBI, The Federalist: BOMBSHELL: Obama Admin Had No ‘Actual Evidence’ Of Collusion By Trump When It Launched Crossfire Hurricane InvestigationCorporate Russia-Collusion Hoaxers Dismiss Bombshell Durham Report Exposing Media Disinformation Campaign, Senate Republicans Demand Biden Forfeit Info Over His Attempt To Federally Interfere In U.S. Elections and Twitchy, WaPo/NYT 2018 Pulitzers Aging Like Milk In The Summer Sun,

At ABC, After 4-year probe, Durham report slams FBI for actions in 2016 Russia investigation. Cutie Pavlich at Town Hall, Durham Releases Russia Hoax Report Containing Bombshells. Matt Margolis at PJ Media, Long-awaited Durham Report on Russiagate Hoax Released. James Bovard at NYPo, Durham proves that Hillary and the FBI tried to rig the 2016 election. 'Bonchie' at Red State says Mike Lee Breaks Down the Insane Abuse of Power Revealed in the Durham Report. Capt. Ed at Hat Hair, Durham report: FBI's Operation Crossfire Hurricane unjustified, politicized. Techno-Fog, The Durham Report, A quick analysis. Sundance at CTH, John Durham Releases 316 Page Report About FBI, DOJ, Intelligence Community and U.S. Govt Targeting Donald Trump. "Team Durham, while not indicting anyone for ancillary crimes – of which there are many – does lay naked the motives and intentions of the people at the top of the FBI, DOJ, CIA and ODNI. The full weight of government was weaponized against Donald Trump and the Durham report lays out all the details." Also, a link to the report itself. Twitchy, Durham Report: FBI agents knew Alfa Bank story was a lie but were ordered to open a case anyway. Jordan Boyd at Da Fed, Here’s Everything The FBI Deliberately Ignored To Get Trump In Russian Collusion Hoax, According To Durham. Ben Whedon and Natalia Mittelstadt at JTN have the Top 10 takeaways from Durham report. At PM, Durham Report drops, EXONERATING Donald Trump: FBI 'failed to uphold mission.' Ace, Durham Has Come. And Gone. "He submitted a 306-page report to Merrick Garland, who I'm sure is determined to punish the wrongdoers in the FBI."

Althouse. as usual goes to the NYT, "John H. Durham... accused the F.B.I. of having 'discounted or willfully ignored material information' that countered the narrative of collusion between Donald J. Trump and Russia... "From "Durham Finds Fault With F.B.I. Over Russia Inquiry/The special counsel’s final report nevertheless did not produce blockbuster revelations of politically motivated misconduct, as Donald J. Trump and his allies had suggested it would"." WaPoo, Durham report sharply criticizes FBI’s 2016 Trump campaign probe "Special counsel John Durham has issued a long-awaited report that sharply criticizes the FBI for investigating the 2016 Trump campaign based on “raw, unanalyzed, and uncorroborated intelligence” — a conclusion that may fuel rather than end partisan debate about politicization within the Justice Department and FBI." Ah, Republicans pounce! 'Bonchie' at Red State, FBI Releases Shameless Reponse (sic) to Durham Report. "For the FBI to brush off the Durham report as merely revealing “missteps” is ridiculous. They were not missteps. They were part of a partisan pursuit to destroy a presidency. Wray and the rest of the FBI leadership refuse to acknowledge that, and for that, they can never be trusted to be the ones to fix the situation." Brandon Drey at Da Wire, CNN’s Jake Tapper Says Durham Report Devastating To FBI, Exonerates Trump ‘To A Degree.’ Matt Vespa at Town Hall notes What Jake Tapper Said About the Durham Report Is Going to Infuriate His Audience.  Speaking of shameless, Nick Arama at Red State, Jonathan Turley Demands Answers After Durham Report Exposes Schiff Lie. Jonathan Turley@JonathanTurley "Given Durham's findings that there was no basis for the actions taken by the FBI in launching this investigation, this would be a good time for former House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff to reveal that evidence he said showed the Russian collusion..." Twitchy, James Woods tries to shame the Associated Press over its Durham Report headline "Corporate media is done. Worthless handjob fluffers for the Democrats and nothing more. https://t.co/SoyLOecvtE" John Solomon at JTN reports Donald Trump reacts to Durham Report: ‘Total vindication,’ he tells Just the News. "Trump said if elected president again he will make major changes at DOJ, FBI."

Meanwhile the Biden Family Corruption probe is going about as well as you'd expect. John Solomon again, Hunter Biden case takes stark twist with allegation of retaliation against IRS whistleblower, "Lawyers for whistleblower disclose to lawmakers sudden move, raise concerns of obstruction of congressional probe." Spencer Brown at Town Hall, IRS Axes 'Entire Investigative Team' Probing Hunter Biden Taxes. Sundance, A Stunned Maria Bartiromo Discovers the Chaff and Countermeasures Committee. At NYPo, Secret Service refuses to hand over emails naming Biden’s Delaware visitors. Atop Da Hill, Jonathan Turley, America’s state media: The blackout on Biden corruption is truly ‘Pulitzer-level stuff.’ The New Neo, Jonathan Turley on the MSM, American’s state media  "I have one disagreement with Turley, which is that the MSM is not a state media, it’s a party media. When a Democrat is in office, the MSM blocks anything bad about that person and the Democratic Party, and tries to turn it around to make Republicans look bad. But when a Republican is in office, it is the opposite." From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 05.15.23 The Lid: PRESSTITUTES: Twelve Biden Scandals The Media Refuses To Talk About. Vicky Taft at PJM, Where's the Letter From 51 Pentagon Command Suits Demanding the U.S. 'Defend Democracy™' Against Border Invasion? 

From NewsMax, McCaul: Will Pursue Contempt Charges on Blinken. MH at JTN reports Packers offensive lineman David Bakhtiari slams Biden's use of cheat sheets: 'Too far'. Capt Ed highlights Packers star: Maybe we should have a president who doesn't need a script "“I know both sides do this. This isn’t about sides. Neither should. And if they need this to ‘not look like a dumbass..’ then maybe, just maybe, we should raise the qualification bar,” he added . . . Indeed it does. Although voters seem not to care too much by preventing the dumbass from getting onto the ballot … at either the top or bottom. I wonder what Aaron Rodgers would say?" Hat Hair's Jazz Shaw wonders Is Biden only running because of Kamala Harris? She's awful, but is she worse than him? At WaEx, Byron Donalds slams Joe Biden over debt ceiling negotiations: 'Doesn't have a plan.' Althouse, "The two sides can posture all they want, but in the end, Congress and the president have to reach an agreement. That is not a bad thing."

At Da Fed,Shawn Fleetwood hears Senate Republicans Demand Biden Forfeit Info Over His Attempt To Federally Interfere In U.S. Elections and Margot Cleveland points out how The Left’s 2020 ‘Fake Electors’ Narrative Is Fake News. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 05.15.23, Jay Valentine at Am Think, 2024: The End of Elections — or of Election Fraud?. At WaEx, How a Supreme Court case could inject chaos into the 2024 elections.

At Breitbart, Daily Show’s Jon Stewart Blasts CNN Town Hall for Appeasing Donald Trump. At Da Mail, CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy fears he will be FIRED by boss Chris Licht who 'put the fear of God' into him in one-on-one meeting after he slammed the network for hosting Trump town hall. Ace, CNN CEO Chris Licht Tells Oliver Darcy -- CNN's Replacement Potato -- to Stop Crying About the Trump Town Hall. "CNN's "news" personnel don't think that CNN, a "news" organization, should "platform" a leading candidate for president. Amazing. He essentially told Darcy to stop being a little screechy pussy boi. His words, not mine. Well, that was the subtext of his words."

Althouse pouts "The ever-controversial former president's lead hasn't disappeared or even diminished in recent weeks, despite being charged with numerous crimes." At the AP, Georgia prosecutor fights back against Trump attempt to remove her from election probe.  From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 05.15.23, Twitchy, DeSantis’ Press Secretary Conducts Masterclass In Trolling Drive-By Media and the Shark Tank, DeSantis – GOP Has Developed “Culture Of Losing.” Hat Hair's KT, Ramaswamy ups the ante on DeSantis in supporting Daniel Penny's legal defense fund. Althouse notes the DNC attack on RFK Jr, "What makes [Bobby] Kennedy most like Trump, though, is the overlay of conspiracy and contempt that tinges nearly everything he says..." . . . "Writes Matt Bai in "His name is Kennedy. His campaign is pure Trump" (WaPo)." "This is a very sleazy column by Matt Bai. If he's so disgusted by Trump's handling of the facts, he should look at his own."

Jazz Shaw, Canada considers banning Fox News. Just another excuse to invade and conquer Canada, to save them from repression. Sundance reports U.S. Virgin Islands Issues Subpoena to Elon Musk Questioning Connection to Jeffrey Epstein. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 05.15.23, Vox Popoli, Elon Musk Lied to You "Karl Denninger proves, conclusively, that Elon Musk is not “adamant about defending free speech” no matter what he claims to be." Buck at Ace's is not happy with Twitter's new CEO, THE MORNING RANT: Can We Please Start Looking for Business & Political Leaders from Outside the Faux-Elite Bubble? 
On culture, Jazz Shaw wonders Who is winning the debate on transgenderism? and How the left excuses men competing in women's swimming. A hopeful sign from Fox, Transgender female disc golfer removed from women's event amid legal drama. "Natalie Ryan was in fifth place when she was removed" At WaEx, Feminist Miller Lite video resurfaces amid Dylan Mulvaney Bud Light controversy. Hat Hair's Dave Strom, Miller Lite is woke too. Ace, Months-Old Woke Anti-Male Miller Ad Goes Viral in the Wake of Tranheuser-Busch's Collapse "Its biggest rival suffering from a self-inflicted wound, Miller's Brain Trust decided to celebrate Feminism in Brewing -- and suggest that men are Johnny-Come-Latelys to brewing-- and attacked Disgusting White Cis Men for enjoying women in bikinis." To be fair, I see Miller Lite and Butt Lite having different demographics. Both are weak, bland beer. Hollywood it Toto claims "It's Me, Margaret" goes the full Mulvaney Capt. Ed thinks "This seems like a very strange decision, considering the lauds heaped the book and the film for its honest and frank depiction of female adolescence and especially menstruation, two issues for which Mulvaney is entirely unqualified to act as spokesperson. This reeks of desperation, especially given author Judy Blume’s recent faux pas with radical progressives on trans issues."

At PM, Trans Nashville school shooter's unredacted manifesto under review by judge, pending release. "There has been public outcry over the release of suspect Audrey Hale's manifesto since the tragedy occurred on March 27." Althouse catches Kate Winslet begging for censorship, "To people in power and to people who can make change, please criminalize harmful content. Please eradicate harmful content. We don't want it. We want our children back." "That's Kate Winslet, accepting a BAFTA Award, and she's talking about the "unhealthy world" of social media and the effect on the minds of children. I don't know what she's including in the category "harmful content," but it must (or may) refer to the TV show for which she's receiving the award. "

Kate Winslet
Waco Trib-Herald, Florida teacher says she's under investigation after showing 5th-grade class Disney movie with gay character. Capt. Ed notes "The film in question is the recent Disney bomb “Strange World,” which featured a prominent gay character in a subplot focused on the issue. Barbee doesn’t mention that in her effort to paint herself as the victim. Florida has made it clear that schools are not allowed to present such materials in class, and Barbee either knew it or should have known it. She now claims that she presented it for its perspective on “environmental” issues, but even that seems like an indoctrination attempt rather than actual education." At The College Fix, Oxford debate society to offer counseling for students to cope with gender critic’s talk. Poor babies. Hat Hair's John Sexton, WFB: How the Human Rights Campaign pushes gender ideology on US hospitals

Stacy McCain, I, For One, Welcome Our New Anti-White Racist Asian Academic Overlords. "Having long ago earned my dot on the SPLC “hate map,” there’s a certain reputational risk if I were to complain too loudly about racism, because I’ve carefully staked out a position in defense of what I consider a basic liberty — your constitutional Right to Hate." John Sexton hopes Corporate DEI is mutating into something slightly less extreme. Fads fade. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 05.15.23, Behind The Black has Today’s blacklisted American: Father gets fired immediately after speaking at school board against queer agenda.

The Wombat has Rule 5 Monday: The Komi Girls and FMJRA 2.0: Who Made Who up at The Other McCain.

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