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by fierceredpanda
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: The Trump Cabinet
Topic: Does Rosenstein have any tricks up his sleeve.
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Does Rosenstein have any tricks up his sleeve.

I still suspect that all the evidence compiled by Mueller and his team goes home every night on multiple flash drives. All the evidence will be made public, somehow or other. :pray: :pray: :pray: Grand jury secrecy rules are going to be a problem there with regard to any evidence not disclosed in c...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Brett Kavanaugh - Nomination for Supreme Court
Topic: Will Kavanaugh Make It Until The Hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford?
Replies: 198
Views: 3929

Re: Will Kavanaugh Make It Until The Hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford?

A second Republican senator wondered aloud whether the GOP leaders could weather the storm until Thursday’s hearing: “Can they sustain this for three more days?" I don't think so. I think this nomination is coming apart at the seams. If they don't give the women - ALL the women - a full opportunity...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: The Trump Cabinet
Topic: Does Rosenstein have any tricks up his sleeve.
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Does Rosenstein have any tricks up his sleeve.

I still suspect that all the evidence compiled by Mueller and his team goes home every night on multiple flash drives. All the evidence will be made public, somehow or other. :pray: :pray: :pray: Grand jury secrecy rules are going to be a problem there with regard to any evidence not disclosed in c...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: The Trump Cabinet
Topic: Does Rosenstein have any tricks up his sleeve.
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Does Rosenstein have any tricks up his sleeve.

Cross-posted: http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1029593#p1029593 John Dean's suggestion, not that Mueller needs the advice. https://twitter.com/JohnWDean/status/1044405391247855616 John Dean Verified account @JohnWDean 3h3 hours ago Special Prosecutor Mueller should subpoena Trump to t...
by fierceredpanda
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Economy
Topic: Tesla
Replies: 155
Views: 4453

Re: Tesla

My opinions: I don't think Elon Musk is personally doomed. Whatever happens, he'll walk away with unfathomable sums of money and start on his next half-baked idea of world-historical significance. I don't even think the DOJ investigation will get him - Tesla will arrange a consent decree for a few h...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Brett Kavanaugh - Nomination for Supreme Court
Topic: Will Kavanaugh Make It Until The Hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford?
Replies: 198
Views: 3929

Re: Will Kavanaugh Make It Until The Hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford?

I don't want to get us on a huge tangent about abortion, and I completely agree with everything that has been said. However , do remember that there is a large population who honestly and sincerely believe that abortion is tantamount to the murder of a human being, or at least a potential human bei...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Brett Kavanaugh - Nomination for Supreme Court
Topic: Will Kavanaugh Make It Until The Hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford?
Replies: 198
Views: 3929

Re: Will Kavanaugh Make It Until Monday's Hearing with Christine Blasey Ford?

The families crossed paths in other ways: Kavanaugh’s mother, a former circuit judge in Montgomery County, Md., heard a foreclosure case in 1996 involving the Blaseys’ home, dismissing the case and barring the lender from revisiting the issue – allowing the couple to stay put. Heh. Shows how 'hones...
by fierceredpanda
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Mueller's investigation
Replies: 6694
Views: 264540

Re: Mueller's investigation

It means that to the small extent that the intelligence community has not completely leaked anti-Trump crap, they now will. And they will cover their asses on every single issue they face by papering everything to the White House so that when bad shit happens, they can leak the warnings they sent t...
by fierceredpanda
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: US v. Manafort (Guilty Plea); Kilimnik; Gates (Guilty Plea): 17-cr-201: USDC for DC; Money-Laundering, Conspiracy & FARA
Replies: 1286
Views: 44488

Re: US v. Manafort (Guilty Plea); Kilimnik; Gates (Guilty Plea): 17-cr-201: USDC for DC; Money-Laundering, Conspiracy &

What is Manafort getting out of this deal :?: Doesn't seem like much. Several things: Not having to pay his lawyers hundreds of thousands of dollars he probably doesn't have to go through another trial. The Government capping its sentencing recommendation at something that doesn't guarantee he'll s...
by fierceredpanda
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: US v. Manafort (Guilty Plea); Kilimnik; Gates (Guilty Plea): 17-cr-201: USDC for DC; Money-Laundering, Conspiracy & FARA
Replies: 1286
Views: 44488

Re: U.S. v. Manafort; Kilimnik; Gates (Guilty Plea): 17-cr-201: USDC for DC; Money-Laundering, Conspiracy & FARA

I don't see the cause for celebration in some quarters. If he's pleading without cooperating, it's literally Christmas for Donald Trump. The whole point of this trial is that it was a lot more Russia-related than the Virginia trial, and a lot more embarrassing facts were about to be made public ove...
by fierceredpanda
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: US v. Manafort (Guilty Plea); Kilimnik; Gates (Guilty Plea): 17-cr-201: USDC for DC; Money-Laundering, Conspiracy & FARA
Replies: 1286
Views: 44488

Re: U.S. v. Manafort; Kilimnik; Gates (Guilty Plea): 17-cr-201: USDC for DC; Money-Laundering, Conspiracy & FARA

I don't see the cause for celebration in some quarters. If he's pleading without cooperating, it's literally Christmas for Donald Trump. The whole point of this trial is that it was a lot more Russia-related than the Virginia trial, and a lot more embarrassing facts were about to be made public over...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Mueller's investigation
Replies: 6694
Views: 264540

Re: Mueller's investigation

The Arkansas Supreme Court (our highest) and the Court of Appeals were so strict about formatting cases were dismissed. It became a true injustice and the rules were modified. :clap: :clap: :clap: I adamantly side with that school of thought. Particularly in my field of criminal defense (although I...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Mueller's investigation
Replies: 6694
Views: 264540

Re: Mueller's investigation

I'm not familiar with the DC Circuit's peculiarities and strictures concerning formatting and the like. I am extremely familiar with the Seventh Circuit's (notoriously exacting) standards on formatting, and a brief that was deficient of things like a table of contents would be rejected, and the subm...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: "Fear: Trump in the White House" by Bob Woodward - 9/11 Release
Replies: 157
Views: 5263

Re: "Fear: Trump in the White House" by Bob Woodward - 9/11 Release

Woodward P. 56-58 Gary Cohn said interest rates would go up. Trump said, "We should just go borrow a lot of money right now, hold it, and then sell it and make money." Cohn was astounded. Trump kept saying, "We'll just borrow," enamored that they could borrow at the lowest rate https://twitter.com/...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: "Fear: Trump in the White House" by Bob Woodward - 9/11 Release
Replies: 157
Views: 5263

Re: "Fear: Trump in the White House" by Bob Woodward - 9/11 Release

New Republic put up a short piece noting that Woodward seriously downplays Rob Porter's personal "issues," which is typical of how Woodward exchanges a favorable perspective on his sources for access. Maybe that sort of give-and-take is necessary, but it's also something readers should consider. Yes...
by fierceredpanda
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Maria Butina - NRA's Back Door to Russia
Replies: 383
Views: 10784

Re: Maria Butina - NRA's Back Door to Russia

There's a thin line between "trading sex for access" and "using sex to facilitate access." The former depends on provable quid pro quo , which the prosecution may not have. This. Particularly when SCOTUS seems content to keep narrowing the definition of quid pro quo to the point of non-existence, e...
by fierceredpanda
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Maria Butina - NRA's Back Door to Russia
Replies: 383
Views: 10784

Re: Maria Butina - NRA's Back Door to Russia

I don't view any of this as changing the fundamental fact that releasing Butina would result in her immediately being whisked out of the country, never to be seen again.
by fierceredpanda
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: President & Executive Branch
Topic: Who Wrote The New York Times Op-Ed? 9/5/18
Replies: 170
Views: 4095

Re: Who wrote the New York Times Op-Ed? 9/5/18

Slate has a parody of the op-ed. It's genius. I am Part of the Police Department Inside this Bank Robbery “Machine Gun” Bill McGuire, the leader of the gang of hardened criminals currently robbing the First National Bank, is facing a test to his leadership unlike any faced by a modern American bank ...
by fierceredpanda
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: President & Executive Branch
Topic: Who Wrote The New York Times Op-Ed? 9/5/18
Replies: 170
Views: 4095

Re: Who wrote the New York Times Op-Ed? 9/5/18

Sarah Sanders just tweeted this: https://twitter.com/PressSec/status/1037728144642506752/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1037728144642506752&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rawstory.com%2F2018%2F09%2Fsarah-sanders-posts-new-york-times-phone-number-tells-people-ask-id-gutless-o...
by fierceredpanda
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: President & Executive Branch
Topic: Who Wrote The New York Times Op-Ed? 9/5/18
Replies: 170
Views: 4095

Re: Who wrote the New York Times Op-Ed? 9/5/18

I am not at all convinced Pence is the guy. Pence couldn't have resisted invoking God or Christ at least once. This is a sound argument, although Pence is probably smart enough to know that mentioning God or Jay-sus would be been a bright neon sign pointing straight at him. The rest of the Administ...
by fierceredpanda
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: President & Executive Branch
Topic: Who Wrote The New York Times Op-Ed? 9/5/18
Replies: 170
Views: 4095

Re: Who wrote the New York Times Op-Ed? 9/5/18

Adam Serwer, The Atlantic: There is no coup against Trump The biggest open secret in Washington is that Donald Trump is unfit to be president. His staff knows it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell knows it. House Speaker Paul Ryan knows it. Everyone who works for the president, including his at...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: "Fear: Trump in the White House" by Bob Woodward - 9/11 Release
Replies: 157
Views: 5263

Re: "Fear: Trump in the White House" by Bob Woodward - 9/11 Release

I have very mixed feelings. 1) Obviously, this is bad for Trump. Lots of juicy, on-the-record quotations about how he's an idiot and so on. 2) That being the case, I think a lot of voters priced that into Trump when they voted for him. Those voters were - and remain - so pissed off at absolutely eve...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Mueller's investigation
Replies: 6694
Views: 264540

Re: Mueller's investigation

New indictments right before the election will just convince more Republicans to believe that the "deep state" is desperate to get Trump. This is what happens when the guiding philosophy of your party is sheer will to power. Democrats, by contrast, tend to be idealists who want good government to pu...
by fierceredpanda
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Mueller's investigation
Replies: 6694
Views: 264540

Re: Mueller's investigation

ZekeB wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:44 am
Nah. Roll ‘em all out on the Friday before election Tuesday. Unindict the co-conspirator too.
Only if you want to goose Republican turnout. Democrats and anti-Trumpers are already energized. Last-minute indictments will just piss off Trump's base and drive them to the polls.

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