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by fierceredpanda
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: U.S. v. Manafort; Kilimnik; Gates (Guilty Plea): 17-cr-201: USDC for DC; Re Money-Laundering, Conspiracy & FARA
Replies: 769
Views: 26888

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

I could not understand the analysts this morning who were claiming it was "unlikely" that Judge Jackson would actually do this. The language of the Bail Reform Act is quite clear and explicit on this point. To wit: 18 USC 3148 - Sanction for violation of a release condition :snippity: (b) Revocation...
by fierceredpanda
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Rudy Giuliani
Replies: 180
Views: 7296

Re: Rudy Giuliani

He also told Hannity that Peter Strozk "should be in jail by the end of next week." :roll:

Who says you have to commit a crime to go to jail? Like Lewis Carroll's Queen of Hearts said: "Sentence first - verdict afterwards."
by fierceredpanda
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Karl Koenigs
Replies: 2504
Views: 94727

Re: Karl Koenigs

Karl back in LV violating his release conditions again. Seems like WI courts don't care about that. Staying with the shofar dude. He hasn't said anything about that on his stupid FB rants - trying to be elusive I suppose. As the resident WI criminal defense hack, I suspect it has more to do with th...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Michael Cohen
Replies: 1988
Views: 53883

Re: Michael Cohen

Why would would the SDNY give Cohen any advance notice he was going to be arrested? What makes him so special? WTF? Lots of high-profile defendants get that treatment, so they have the option to turn themselves in at a time and place of their choosing, rather than have federal agents knock on their...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Radical plan to split California into three states earns spot on November ballot
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: Radical plan to split California into three states earns spot on November ballot

There have been right-wing libertarian extremists in Silicon Valley for years who have wanted to split up California so they can have their own Randian utopia without having to pay for social services for the unwashed poor people in the rest of the state. I hate this idea, because I'm sure it could ...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Michael Cohen
Replies: 1988
Views: 53883

Re: Michael Cohen

Aren't these the same attorneys who were whining about how long it would take them to go through the info and how much it would cost and all the additional staff they had to hire? Maybe they're just concerned about getting paid. If memory serves, McDermott also gets payments from the Trump Organiza...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Michael Cohen
Replies: 1988
Views: 53883

Re: Michael Cohen

A few outlets are now reporting that Cohen's (current) attorneys have been notified that prosecutors are preparing for an arrest. If that's true, it's possible that an indictment has already been handed down and is still under seal. And I agree with the group that Cohen's current attorneys are only ...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Governors & State Elections
Topic: Wisconsin State Senate Dist 1; Special Election 6/12/18 -- (D) Win
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Wisconsin State Senate Dist 1; Special Election 6/12/18 -- (D) Win

This is my senate district, and I am very happy - not least because this portends well for a Congressional candidate (and personal friend) in an overlying district for whose campaign I am consulting. I'm still a little groggy from being at Caleb Frostman's party last night and then driving an hour b...
by fierceredpanda
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Scott Pruitt
Replies: 258
Views: 10397

Re: Scott Pruitt

Pruitt is convinced that he is on the same level as POTUS, so what's the big deal about eating at the White House Mess? :lol:
by fierceredpanda
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: U.S. v. Manafort; Kilimnik; Gates (Guilty Plea): 17-cr-201: USDC for DC; Re Money-Laundering, Conspiracy & FARA
Replies: 769
Views: 26888

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

Also, for the last time: Dear idiot criminal defendants of the world, WhatsApp and other encrypted messaging services are ineffective when the person with whom you are communicating is handing those messages to the authorities. This is why you should fucking listen when your attorney says not to dis...
by fierceredpanda
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: U.S. v. Manafort; Kilimnik; Gates (Guilty Plea): 17-cr-201: USDC for DC; Re Money-Laundering, Conspiracy & FARA
Replies: 769
Views: 26888

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

:snippity: Manafort sent some friends stuff via encryption, and the friends handed the documents to Mueller. The documents have Manafort bang to rights on witness tampering. Message, Manafort no longer has any friends. He's done. Dollars to doughnuts he has a pardon lined up. Pardoning Manafort is ...
by fierceredpanda
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Mueller's investigation of Trump
Replies: 5919
Views: 218962

Re: Mueller's investigation of Trump

I sure as hell hope that Trump's normalizing of pardons being short-circuited around the Justice Department bureaucracy (something that's never sat well with me - the DOJ "approving" pardons on cases prosecuted by the DOJ) means that the next Democratic president will empty out non-violent offenders...
by fierceredpanda
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 3666
Views: 132269

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. We have to fight with every ounce of our strength. :boxing: The other side has all the guns, gerrymandered federal and state legislatures, and is not susceptible to any form of persuasion. Oh, and they're packing the federal c...
by fierceredpanda
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 3666
Views: 132269

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

At this point, I'm convinced he could go full Napoleon, crown himself Emperor of the Americans, and between 35 and 40 percent of the electorate would be okay with it.
by fierceredpanda
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: ernie-wayne: ter Telgte
Replies: 154
Views: 7707

Re: ernie-wayne: ter Telgte

arayder wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:23 am
One has to wonder if at some point the U.S. authorities are going to step in and do something about a U.S. citizen who goes to a foreign country and sends violence encouraging Youtubes back to his lawless followers.
Well, if his name were Anwar al-Awlaki, it would be no problem at all... ;)
by fierceredpanda
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Mueller's investigation of Trump
Replies: 5919
Views: 218962

Re: Mueller's investigation of Trump

Andrew Sullivan's piece this morning pretty much sums it up for me: Trump knows that most Americans are not going to read the fact-checks. And his pitch is so relentless, his ballsmanship so huge, that, in the end, the path of least resistance seems the most practical response. Even now, his repeat...
by fierceredpanda
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Mueller's investigation of Trump
Replies: 5919
Views: 218962

Re: Mueller's investigation of Trump

I posted this on the Cohen thread too, but I'm despairing this morning after the awful d'Souza pardon. Trump will pardon who he needs to pardon, including himself if needs be. Nothing matters. Nothing will happen.
by fierceredpanda
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Michael Cohen
Replies: 1988
Views: 53883

Re: Michael Cohen

I'm despairing this morning. Nothing matters. Trump will pardon everyone. Nothing will happen. Change my mind?
by fierceredpanda
Wed May 30, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Michael Cohen
Replies: 1988
Views: 53883

Re: Michael Cohen

Apparently the FBI have reconstructed documents from a shredder and plan to turn them over to the Special Master within three weeks. I guess the shredding party explains why investigators were concerned about documents being destroyed. But I'm wondering if the shredded docs don't have more to do wit...
by fierceredpanda
Tue May 29, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Rudy Giuliani
Replies: 180
Views: 7296

Re: Rudy Giuliani

I'm thinking positive thoughts about Yankees fans. :swoon:
by fierceredpanda
Mon May 28, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: ernie-wayne: ter Telgte
Replies: 154
Views: 7707

Re: ernie-wayne: ter Telgte

TheNewSaint wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 10:20 pm
I just wish our society would shift some of its contempt for "non-working welfare queens" on to people like Ernie, who are richly deserving of it.
:yeah:
by fierceredpanda
Fri May 25, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Mueller's investigation of Trump
Replies: 5919
Views: 218962

Re: Mueller's investigation of Trump

Actually, I do slightly want to defend JRB here. (I know, I know!) :shock: Whenever I read posts here and elsewhere about how people just can't respect Trump as the President (the office, not the man), or jibes about how Republicans are "evil," and such, I cringe. Swap "Trump" for "Obama," and "Repu...
by fierceredpanda
Thu May 24, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: The Resistance
Topic: Michael Avenatti
Replies: 313
Views: 8748

Re: Michael Avenatti

I'm not from SoCal, but my understanding is that a porn star getting the keys to the city in West Hollywood is something of a move up in the world from the usual porn capitals of Chatsworth and Van Nuys.
by fierceredpanda
Wed May 23, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Congressional Committees: Re FBI's Independence
Replies: 719
Views: 24755

Re: Congressional Committees: Re FBI's Independence

I want Democrats to start playing hardball. They need to tell Republicans that for every pro-Trump leak there will be two leaks of information that harm him. I'm sick and tired of Republican bullying. Leaking that sort of information could manifestly harm the Mueller investigation. So, how about no?

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