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Yesterday, Jim Comey told Nicole Wallace he believes it was Rod Rosenstein who

terminated the F.B.I.'s counterintelligence investigation into Donald Trump.

He really was a terrible Deputy A.G. whose tenure was so short that it's easy to forget what a terrible job he did.

Some people remember the story about Rod Rosenstein "panicking" after Comey's firing and offering to wear a wire into a meeting with Trump in order to possibly remove Trump from office under the 25th Amendment, and think he might have been a decent person who became overwhelmed by events. But the bulk of the evidence is that he was a rather chaotic personality who in the end decided to mostly help out Trump.

Peter Strzok writes in his book Compromised that he believes it was Rosenstein who leaked his and Lisa Page's private emails (either to Republican politicians or directly to the media).

One of the mysteries of the last four years has been, "What happened to the F.B.I.'s counterintelligence investigation into Trump? Is it still open?" Some passages in Peter Strzok's book seemed to leave oven the possibility it had never been closed. But Comey believes it was closed by Rosenstein.

I'm disappointed about that, but relieved to finally have an answer.

It's a great, great album, but not even in my top 50.

But I love FM on a song by song basis. If you had said "Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits" I would have to admit it would be near the very top, because each album has a masterpiece.

Random:

Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins
Everything by Nirvana
Everything by Elvis Costello
Everything by the Jesus and Mary Chain
Hole - Ask for It
Hole - Celebrity Skin
Some albums by Bob Dylan
Belly's first and second albums
The Breeders - Last Splash
Sonic Youth - Dirty
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
the last 4 albums by pre-breakup Pink Floyd
The late albums by The Beatles
At least three or four albums by Elton John
Cyndi Lauper's first and second albums
The Pretenders first two albums

But yes RUMOURS is a stupendous album. Some Fleetwood Mac purests have come to believe Tusk is their masterpiece. (I don't have an opinion on that).


Yep.

On January 21st, the failure of this prophecy to come true will be "part of the plan all along" and the game will be reset and reconfigured with new predictions that also won't come true, in an infinite loop of infinite stupidity.

I'm not anticipating miracles, but it is possible that the

Trump coalition will re-fragment, go their separate ways (in discouragement) and seep back into the fringes of society, this time with fewer platforms to operate on.

I absolutely would like to see any GOP/military/law enforcement who may have collaborated in the planning and execution of Wednesday's siege prosecuted and possibly expelled.

So that is not really healing. It's more like cutting out the scar tissue, burning away the parts of the tumor we can reach with radiation, and throwing them in the trash. Sorry if that sounds a little harsh. I've read too many psychiatrists say that "facts" and "reason" cannot change the minds of Trumpsters and nationalist fanatics (racist or religious).

Trump will slowly lose his grip over these people

These are the desperate rantings of a demagogue who recognizes his grasp on power is slipping away.

It is the most dangerous time, but it will come to an end.

Historian (and expert on classical Fascism) Ruth Ben-Ghiat nails this phase of the process in her book Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present. She takes the reader through every phase of the tyrant's reign, from ascendency to fall.

I know this will sound crazy, but I'm a little bit relieved to see him acting like this, looking like shit and saying things like this, because it demonstrates that he' knows the end has come. (And that is assuming it's true that he's now out of the chain of command).

I'm starting to believe this is possible.

First there was the George Conway tweet.

Secondly, there are some GOP senators who have been hiding in plain sight who I don't believe like Trump one bit, but because they don't speak a lot or get mentioned in headlines, nobody pays much attention to them.

Philly Transit Authority Police investigating 7 officers who attended Trump rally that preceded Capi

WHYY PBS
Approx 1 hour ago

Full Headline: SEPTA police investigating 7 officers who attended Trump rally that preceded Capitol riot

SEPTA Transit Police is actively investigating seven officers who attended a rally organized by President Donald Trump supporters in Washington D.C. last week that ended with the storming of the United States Capitol Building.

“They are being investigated to see if they were involved in riotous behavior or for violations of our social media policies,” said SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel on Tuesday.

What started as a rally organized to pressure Congress into overturning the results of the 2020 election over baseless voter fraud claims ended with five deaths, including the killing of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.

Nestel said the department received information last Thursday about one officer who attended Trump’s “Save America Rally” rally. After investigating, officials later independently discovered six others from the department, which has 260 sworn officers, had also attended. Nestel indicated that the transit agency would share the results of the investigation with the FBI.


Read more at link: https://whyy.org/articles/septa-police-investigating-7-officers-who-attended-trump-rally-that-preceded-capitol-riot/

https://twitter.com/WHYYNews/status/1349114034113671171

TEXT: #BREAKING: Seven Philadelphia transit cops are under investigation for attending the “Save America Rally" that came before insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Donny Deutsch Rant from Deadline White House: "He's fully castrated at this point" (transcript)

Donny Deutsch:

"I'm going to go a little farther than Tim [Timothy O'Brien, Bloomberg] did: His brand his destroyed. Forever. You cannot do business without any type of partners, whether it's a TV-business platform, whether it's real-estate business and you loan money, and it's no different with anything online. You're not going to do business with Bin Laden. When you think about the logo of Trump's business at this point, it's the people storming the Capitol. When you think about the spokesperson of that brand, it's the people with the horns, the people with the painted faces and those villainous creatures that we saw there. Donald Trump's business is over. There will never be a name on a Donald Trump property again. It can't exist. The powers that be-- He's fully castrated at this point, he's ruined his business for himself and his family. Trumpism is no longer just a far-right, even leaning-towards-authoritative, law-and-order whatever nonsense words he associates with it. It is about Insurrection against our country. There is no branded product, there is no company, there is no corporation, there is no business that in any way, shape or form can or will be associated. If you are a Donald Trump hater, it is going to be fun to watch. He has no business future at all. It is over. And that is before the Feds get a hold of him. It is going to be enjoyable to watch this loathsome lizard of a human being go down the drain."

Just now on MSNBC.

(Any mistakes are mine alone)

Or maybe it's so plainly obvious that people felt it wasn't even mysterious

enough to make a post about?

Nothing would make AZ Dems happier than seeing Gosar and Biggs marched off

to jail.

I put NOTHING past Gosar. He's the kind of guy that would have taken Anne Frank by the hand and personally walked her into a gas chamber. From Day One he has only and singularly had one goal: to disrupt and destroy the functioning of government. He even voted against back-pay for government workers furloughed during the #TrumpGovernmentShutdown.
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