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Escurumbele

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62. I have been saying it for a while, Garland may be a very good lawyer, but he is weak as a DOJ director, or
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:30 PM
Feb 22

worst, he is a loyal republican who actually likes trump but doesn't say it. I have been vocal about Garland here at DU, and I have been hammered because of it, but I believe he has helped trump in his delay tactics, willingly or not. trump should already be in jail, the investigation should have been started years ago and the trials should all be over by now, but because of Garland, things have gone very slow. The question is, was that done to help the buffoon? Garland seems to be extremely concerned with "what people will say" and is afraid to act according to the rule of law where people's opinions do not matter, the law is the law and people's opinions do not have any weight on what the law dictates.

Not only do I think Smirnov has dirt on Repugs, I think he's in cahoots with somebody at DOJ/FBI. 50 Shades Of Blue Feb 2024 #1
Yeah, maybe he was told the jig was up gab13by13 Feb 2024 #15
How dirty might garland MOMFUDSKI Feb 2024 #30
Exactly what I was thinking Farmer-Rick Feb 22 #55
Representative Crockett is a most rational and clear thinking public servant Attilatheblond Feb 2024 #2
She is fantastic and brave. gab13by13 Feb 2024 #16
And smart BigMin28 Feb 22 #57
Do you think he is still in this country? chicoescuela Feb 2024 #3
It was reported this afternoon (Thursday Feb 22) that a re-arrest warrant was issued & he was taken into custody. Attilatheblond Feb 22 #72
That's great news. Thank you chicoescuela Feb 22 #73
No, I dont think he "has something" on anyone but himself. oldsoftie Feb 2024 #4
Did you read the report? gab13by13 Feb 2024 #18
Seems like at some point SOME of it would come out then, oldsoftie Feb 22 #49
That's not possible in today's world, it's just not. CrispyQ Feb 22 #61
Actually lots of systems are isolated. padfun Feb 22 #71
I'll be surprised if he's even still around...he's probably long gone by now Deuxcents Feb 2024 #5
I see garlands shadow all around this issue... getagrip_already Feb 2024 #6
Maybe he didn't cave. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #8
Garland is well known for giving speeches markodochartaigh Feb 22 #43
If he can't believe what the federal society is capable of Irish_Dem Feb 22 #48
Maybe the federalist society I_UndergroundPanther Feb 22 #68
Authoritarians often work with markodochartaigh Feb 22 #69
Funk Nasruddin Feb 2024 #17
Garland has some 'splainin' to do azureblue Feb 22 #54
Of course he has incriminating information about FBI agents and members of congress. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #7
But will it come out? gab13by13 Feb 2024 #19
Scotty is an Evil Freak that I can't bear to hear speak. PTL_Mancuso Feb 22 #70
Supposidly the FBI... JPK Feb 2024 #9
100% guaranteed he has a suitcase full of passports. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #12
Someone suggested that if he can make it to the Israeli embassy gab13by13 Feb 2024 #22
Yes. Usually intel assets have evacuation/escape plans, a number of them. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #26
Yes, Putin wants an exchange, gab13by13 Feb 2024 #27
I didn't know the specifics. Irish_Dem Feb 22 #47
Does orangecrush Feb 22 #65
Um, its not the job of the DOJ to report that Members of Congress are lying... brooklynite Feb 2024 #10
It's called election interference, a crime. gab13by13 Feb 2024 #20
Unusually weak diversion dpibel Feb 2024 #23
Forgive me: I start from the weakened position of not "knowing" what others apparently do. brooklynite Feb 22 #41
I forgive you dpibel Feb 22 #44
if i were smirnoff i'd be BEGGING to be allowed to stay in jail Takket Feb 2024 #11
Jail Safe Nasruddin Feb 2024 #13
Im not sure Jeffery Epstein would agree.... bsiebs Feb 2024 #14
As long as Bill Barr doesn't visit the jail we're OK. gab13by13 Feb 2024 #21
oh but he "committed suicide" Takket Feb 2024 #32
I was gonna type 'He's gonna get Epsteined' ArkansasDemocrat1 Feb 2024 #38
The level of David Weiss' malfeasance is stunning dlk Feb 2024 #24
Federalist Society member Christopher Wray DURHAM D Feb 2024 #25
Wray should have been fired gab13by13 Feb 2024 #29
They're keeping that powder dry until sometime in late October. nt Wednesdays Feb 2024 #33
"keeping that powder dry" redqueen Feb 22 #52
FBI/DOJ complicity in that farce is the least surprising thing about it. RockRaven Feb 2024 #28
Right now I think we are just beginning to see the tip of the iceberg. flashman13 Feb 2024 #31
IF we had a true honest press working for the public Wednesdays Feb 2024 #35
I think we may be at the 'Captain Smith, Iceberg ahead" moment of this little conspiracy ArkansasDemocrat1 Feb 2024 #39
Is there any possibility that the DOJ was letting rope out so these folks can hang themselves? GuppyGal Feb 2024 #34
I don't give them that much credit Voltaire2 Feb 22 #66
Here's the video for those who missed it: Rhiannon12866 Feb 2024 #36
Thanks! Goddessartist Feb 22 #56
She was very good, has become one of my favorites. I only wish I could trade her for the one I'm stuck with (Stefanik) Rhiannon12866 Feb 22 #67
Oh Goddessartist Feb 22 #77
And the GOP is still sitting on their hands waiting for Russia to give them their next orders bhikkhu Feb 2024 #37
Justice delayed, is justice denied. Giving those GOP assholes too much time to sell off our country. Baitball Blogger Feb 22 #40
They still want to impeach him for no reason Johonny Feb 22 #42
Tall buildings flying-skeleton Feb 22 #45
and taking 'walks' nt et tu Feb 22 #50
How dare you suggest that the DoJ isn't always moving as fast as it can to get justice done! Silent3 Feb 22 #46
EmptyWheel has an update to this gab13by13 Feb 22 #51
Maybe all hell is about to come down. triron Feb 22 #58
It appears Empty Wheel has finally removed the thick wool veil from their eyes with regards to the AG? msfiddlestix Feb 22 #59
Where is smirnov now? triron Feb 22 #60
Where does Empty Wheel get this information? progressoid Feb 22 #64
This begs the question, why does Garland still have a job? nt jrthin Feb 22 #53
I have been saying it for a while, Garland may be a very good lawyer, but he is weak as a DOJ director, or Escurumbele Feb 22 #62
+1000. Paladin Feb 22 #63
Love to hear what he knows in a plea deal Evolve Dammit Feb 22 #74
Kick. dchill Feb 22 #75
Kik! WheelWalker Feb 22 #76
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