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August 14, 2020

Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer Expected to Plead Guilty in Review of Russia Inquiry


WASHINGTON — A former F.B.I. lawyer intends to plead guilty after he was charged with falsifying a document as part of a deal with prosecutors conducting their own criminal inquiry of the Russia investigation, according his lawyer and court documents made public on Friday.

The lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, 38, who was assigned to the Russia investigation, plans to admit that he altered an email from the C.I.A. that investigators relied on to seek renewed court permission in 2017 for a secret wiretap on the former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, who had at times provided information to the spy agency. Mr. Clinesmith’s lawyer said he made a mistake while trying to clarify facts for a colleague.

President Trump immediately promoted the plea agreement as proof that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and politically motivated, opening a White House news conference by calling Mr. Clinesmith “corrupt” and the deal “just the beginning.” Mr. Trump has long been blunt about viewing the investigation by the prosecutor examining the earlier inquiry, John H. Durham, as political payback whose fruits he would like to see revealed in the weeks before the election.

Attorney General William P. Barr has portrayed Mr. Durham’s work as rectifying what he sees as injustices by officials who sought in 2016 to understand links between the Trump campaign and Russia’s covert operation to interfere in the election.


Please tell me I'm wearing a tinfoil Hat

Please Tell Barr won't drag more crap up to eff with the election.

please tell me I'm crazy in my fear Barr will make this into Biden's "crime",

You want to laugh at me. Think I am crazy. go ahead.

This is going to get a hell of a lot more scarier. Read Timothy Snyder's On Tyranny and tell me this isn't the start of something.

August 14, 2020

Anyone else have the nightmare of Biden being arrested. Close to the election?

I have but kept saying just being dramatic but then Barr indicated an announcement ---sorry a development --tomorrow.

August 13, 2020

REALLY?!!! Kamala not eligible to run for VP because of her Immigrant parents?

Why the F*CK isn't a reporter standing up and asking Trump how is he eligible to run when his OWN parents immigrated to America? If he is going to stoop to that level than the next press conference everyone report should ask why isn't his Presidency is illegal after all his mother was an immigrant . Did his grandparents enter America Legally?

August 13, 2020

Well, my husband has heard thru the workplace grapevine that a co-worker tested positive.

No word about the plant shutting down to do a deep cleaning. Yes they wear mask work station at set up with distance but the product is moved thru the facility they don't have AC in the facility 90 degree weather people sweeting. My husband on the safety council had a meeting today hours before this info asked if there is a positive case here are you going to close this place down and clean. The bosses remain silent. I hope none of you have to deal with this.

August 13, 2020

SNL needs to give us the debate we want

Harris (Rudolph) vs Trump (Baldwin)

Have Pence ready to debate but is dragged off by "mother" (and can we get a Drag Queen to play "mother&quot ?

Please SNL Gods.... Well... Social distracing.... Can we at least get the Harris Trump debate on Zoom...maybe pence tried to debate but "mother's" Zoom box tells him he can't be in a virtual room with him.

Anyone find this funny?

Sorry on tablet

August 11, 2020

Question about coronavirus case.

This might sound stupid but my husband and I have been watching the case count and he asked me when they say cases they are counting people once. I said no that if a person gets the virus and recovers then gets it again that is 2 cases. He thinks that is double counting. His view is that are people really getting over the virus or has it become dorminate.

I am beginning to wonder/doubt myself.

August 10, 2020

Seriously: The News media needs to give Biden equal time this year.

Trump is using press conference to spout crap and the media gave him free coverage just like in 2016. They need to be more aware of what they are allowing Trump to get away with!

August 10, 2020

Twitler is talking about Mail in Ballot flub in West Virginia.

How dead people are being sent a ballot.

He's going to do these type of press conferences from now to the election and CNN and MSNBC need to stop covering this crap!

August 8, 2020

Charlie Chaplin Fans? TCM doing a marathon of his movies

The Great Dictator my favorite is on at 5:30 pm

August 8, 2020

Postal Service overhauls leadership as Democrats press for investigation of mail delays

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy unveiled a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s mail service, displacing the two top executives overseeing day-to-day operations, according to a reorganization memo released Friday. The shake-up came as congressional Democrats called for an investigation of DeJoy and the cost-cutting measures that have slowed mail delivery and ensnared ballots in recent primary elections.

Twenty-three postal executives were reassigned or displaced, the new organizational chart shows. Analysts say the structure centralizes power around DeJoy, a former logistics executive and major ally of President Trump, and de-emphasizes decades of institutional postal knowledge. All told, 33 staffers included in the old postal hierarchy either kept their jobs or were reassigned in the restructuring, with five more staffers joining the leadership from other roles.

The reshuffling threatens to heighten tensions between postal officials and lawmakers, who are troubled by delivery delays — the Postal Service banned employees from working overtime and making extra trips to deliver mail — and wary of the Trump administration’s influence on the Postal Service as the coronavirus pandemic rages and November’s election draws near.


2 questions:

1-- How bad is this. I am like freaking out beyond freaked.

2-- Is this the time to start forming campaigns to encourage people to drop their ballot to their local voting office?

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