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19 May 2017

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ex-PFC Chuck

The temperature in hell has a long way to go before Spitzer gets the job.

Haralambos

All interested parties on the potential nomination'

Trump does not seem able to keep his mouth shut: http://tinyurl.com/ksy6vgp

The headline: "Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation".

Is this potential nominee his tweet meant to ease his way through the visit to Israel?

Peter Holl

As they say, DUAL loyalty would be an improvement.

Origin

Add Betsy Devoss and Jared Kushner to the list of destroyers.

trinlae

A perfect reply to the J-Wall St-Comey memo chorus line too, that would be...wonder what Charles Ortel would make of that suggestion, too!?

trinlae

Oligarchs have been successfully using divide and conquer M.O. for years....now demigods fight amongst themselves, given that the public is already bankrupt after their mass cannibalization leaving only the carcass (barely) intact.

Russia hysteria is an oligarchy schism, imo.

Maybe JL was DT's public way of complimenting Rothschilds on Macron installation.

Fred

DC,

There are already plenty of saboteurs inside DOJ. Scrolling through the faceborg feed of mine I've seen quite a few folks in Detroit's federal prosecutors office gleeful of pending impeachment of Trump to be followed by criminal charges for him and others in the white house. They didn't have any such concern a year ago when Hilary's email server issue or the tarmac meeting with AG Lynch happened. They are loyal to a political party not the Republic.

Lars

I contacted both my Florida senators and urged them to reject Joe Lieberman as director of the FBI. I also urged them to only consider anybody who had extensive experience with administration and law enforcement and avoid anyone with a political background. I hope they are paying attention.

turcopolier

lars

Good. I hoped you would all do the same. pl

aleksandar

So you trust NYT ?
Because " an American official " (?) gave them a " document summarizing the meeting "?
What a joke !

LondonBob

A lot of FBI agents thought Comey was a nut job.

I wonder what proportion of the media's sources exist and how many are just fabrications. Either way the Trump administration should ignore them as I do.

I would be amazed if Lieberman were appointed, sounds like a zionist media promotion campaign.

pantaraxia

At risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist is it not possible that Lieberman’s potential appointment is related to the Mueller investigation. The investigation has ‘identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest’. The Independent recently revealed this person to be Jared Kushner, who, according to numerous reports, was behind the firing of Comey.

The following article explores the reasons for this and the potential knee-capping of the investigation:

The Kushner-Comey Connection
https://www.emptywheel.net/2017/05/19/the-kushner-comey-connection/

“And Rod Rosenstein, the survivor, just picked a partner from the firm of Kushner and Ivanka’s lawyer Jamie Gorelick, Robert Mueller, to take over the investigation into Flynn.

Update: Sure enough, Reuters is reporting that Mueller, by design, may not be able to investigate Kushner or Paul Manafort.

From Reuters:
Within hours of Mueller’s appointment on Wednesday, the White House began reviewing the Code of Federal Regulations, which restricts newly hired government lawyers from investigating their prior law firm’s clients for one year after their hiring, the sources said.

An executive order signed by Trump in January extended that period to two years.

Mueller’s former law firm, WilmerHale, represents Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who met with a Russian bank executive in December, and the president’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who is a subject of a federal investigation.

Legal experts said the ethics rule can be waived by the Justice Department, which appointed Mueller. He did not represent Kushner or Manafort directly at his former law firm.

If the department did not grant a waiver, Mueller would be barred from investigating Kushner or Manafort, and this could greatly diminish the scope of the probe, experts said.”


Should this fail to shut down the investigation, would not Lieberman, as FBI director, be in a position to influence and possibly direct the course of the investigation? He and Kushner are, after all, ‘fellow travellers’ so to speak. Both have an affinity for Chabad as well as having strong ties to Tel Aviv.



Cee

Plantman,

Love it. I haven't forgotten his purchasing of services was exposed on the heels of investgating some on Wall Street.

LondonBob

I have read it posited that Mueller will, he has asked already, shut down the open congressional investigations thus killing the media feeding frenzy. That Mueller will have the authority to shut down any leaks of the investigations and that he is empowered to investigate all elements, which would include Democrat leakers, Obama spying etc. Is this a legitimate interpretation or wishful thinking?

LeaNder

I have a lot of respect for Marcy Wheeler, but how exactly did the Russian Vnesheconombank make it onto the US sanctioned banks list?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vnesheconombank

In July 2014 the United States Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions that prohibit U.S. persons from providing new financing to VEB after the 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine.[10]

OK, I do not understand VEB. Maybe I do if I look up the linked document:

https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl2572.aspx

And there is evidence that the Bank was what exactly in that context? Having links into the region or sponsoring whatever type of resistance?

OK, I'll take a closer look. Maybe you should too?

robt willmann

On the matter of FBI investigations and memos, a while back I briefly saw a congressman on television who seemed surprisingly stout, since almost all members of the U.S. Congress have spines made of yellow jello.

Jim Jordan is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio. He participated in high school wrestling, and had a won-loss record of 150-1. He attended college at the University of Wisconsin, and competed in wrestling in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1, which is "major college" sports, as in the March Madness college basketball playoffs. He won the national wrestling championship two years in his weight class. He got a master's degree in Education at Ohio State University, where he also was an assistant wrestling coach. He went to law school.

He ran for and won election to the Ohio house of representatives where he was from 1994-2000. He then was elected to the Ohio senate from 2000-2006. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006 and started there in 2007, winning election five times.

http://www.wwca.org/page/show/1507318-jim-jordan

You can see a pattern developing.

Here is Jim Jordan, in the red uniform, winning the 1985 NCAA Division 1 wrestling championship in the 134-pound weight class--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4erlbp21RXg

Around 28 years later, in 2013, Jordan took down not another wrestler, but FBI Director Robert Mueller, who was appearing before the House Judiciary Committee--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-X76FP0PaM

Then, the other day, he cut through the usual loaded questions from Wolf Blitzer of CNN about the appointment of Mueller as "special counsel" to look into the issue of the Trump campaign and Russia, and the memo to the file by now former FBI Director James Comey about a meeting he had with president Trump. Jordan, among other things, wants to see the whole memo to the file and others Comey wrote on other issues--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5GBfVvUsRA

Jordan was one of the founders of the Freedom Caucus of about 30 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. When the Trump administration was trying to push through the first revision of the Obama Care / Un-Affordable Care Act, it was being stymied by the Freedom Caucus. Trump them publicly attacked the Freedom Caucus. A word in the wind was that Jordan was too tough and too pricipled to be broken, and so Trump was trying to split off some of the members of the caucus to get the votes to pass the legislation, but failed, and he and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill away from a vote at the last minute.

Former FBI Dir. James Comey has agreed to appear after Memorial Day (29 May) before the U.S. Senate "intelligence" committee, or, as they are called, the "select" committee on intelligence--

http://journalgazette.net/news/politics/20170520/comey-to-testify-publicly-in-senate

Comey is lucky he is appearing before the senate committee and not the House Judiciary or Oversight and Government Reform committees. Jim Jordan might have a few specific questions for him.

English Outsider


"Lucopter" - a "closet neocon"?

Many of us looking on from afar had hoped that the Trump upheaval would presage an end to the mayhem in Syria and the ME. That wasn't just some abstract foreign policy aim tacked on to whatever domestic policies we happened to like. A lot of people are getting killed or having their lives wrecked as a direct result of Western foreign policy. The argument that they spend their time murdering each other anyway loses its force when we consider that our covert or indirect support for the Jihadis, in pursuit of whatever convoluted foreign policy aims we've got in our heads at present, has upped the murder rate appallingly.

When you consider how long we've been at the intervention game in the ME, and how little hope of let up there is, then that rate is, without exaggeration, approaching Holocaust proportions. It was no naive or foolishly idealistic hope to think that the election of an American President seemingly opposed to such interventions would at least reduce that pile of bodies in the future.

Since then that hope's been getting frayed. Khan Shaykhun and the sequel was a nasty jolt for those who'd stayed with it that far. TTG's assessment a couple of articles lower down on this site was definitely not promising and was followed by this TTG comment "Now I have little doubt we plan on staying in this area permanently to seek the dissolution of the SAR". That's not a final dismissal of the hope, maybe, but it's not looking as good as it was. And now a committed neocon is under consideration for high office in the American Administration.

So where are we now? The fact that Trump didn't come out fighting immediately after the inauguration was a bit of a damper. Apologists are still trying to argue that it's all tactics - that the neocon forces in Washington are immensely strong still and that Trump is boxing clever. He's doing a reculer pour mieux sauter. We can see the retreat component of that strategy clearly enough from here, but even Americans in the midst of it all are struggling to see any sauter. Even the vivandieres are losing their sparkle - the Anne Coulter of today is not the Anne Coulter of the "America needs a little me time" euphoria of yesterday. The "closet neocon" thesis looks more likely than it did.

But there are a hell of a lot of people on that train you're thinking of leaving and there don't seem to be any other trains scheduled at present. That's something to bear in mind even if the driver's currently slumped over the controls. Maybe it's not time to jump off quite yet?

different clue

D,

What is most interesting about that is how the Inner Party Democrats responded to Lieberman losing the Senator nominee-wannabe
Dem Primary in Connecticut. Here is a link to that story.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5629128
Lamont won that primary. He was the Official Democratic candidate for Senator for Connecticut. You would think the DemParty would have therefor supported Lamont. You would have been proven wrong.

The Inner Party Clintocrats all supported the newly-reminted-as-an-Independent Lieberman against the Democratic-voter-base-chosen candidate Lamont of their own party. This was another
clue to the clue-resistant base that the Clintonites were evil alien enemies in possession of their Democratic Party.

The same Clintonite filth which wants to annul and reverse the Trump election is the same Clintonite filth which Lieberman was a key member of, and the same Clintonite filth which wants to Clintonize the FBI by injecting one of its Clintonite agents into the FBI for actions against Trump.

That Trump is too stupid to understand this indicates that Trump is deeply deeply stupid. Pray the Sanderists are still bitter enough and filled with enough hatred in their hearts that they all seek revenge on Lieberman the Clintonite by agitating against his getting the FBI Directorship.

different clue

Fred,

But probably very few of these saboteurs are within the FBI itself. And making Lieberman the FBI Director would permit bringing a whole new raft of saboteurs into the FBI itself, as well as sticking spokes into every wheel the FBI has . . . if Lieberman can get away with it. So there is still good reason to oppose the Lieberman appointment.

As to the loyalty of people in the Detroit federal prosecutor's office, I suspect its even worse and narrower than what you see. They are loyal to the Clinton Crime Family in particular and not even the Democratic Party as such in general.

different clue

pantaraxia,

I did not know all this about Mueller's private-job connections to Trump-connected people. The more I learn, the more byzantinely impenetrable this all begins to seem. I wonder if all the various players themselves can fully keep track of all their various stacked and layered conspiracies within conspiracies within conspiracies.

Regardless, Lieberman should be prevented from getting the Directorship.

Cee

English Outsider

I said that Sonny Boy needs to go. MAKE IT HAPPEN!!

http://phibetaiota.net/2017/05/special-jared-kushner-working-for-israel-to-enable-saudi-arabian-nuclear-attack-against-iran/

Fred

DC,

That's what happens when you don't rig the primary. Hillary, with Donna Brazile and Debbie Wasserman Schultz's help, made sure that didn't happen in 2016. Voters? Who cares about them?

fred

I am a Jew and a Democrat and from Connecticut. Joe is a has been, political figure, and supported the election of Trump...we do not need to drag this born again Republican, with his political baggage, to head the FBI...ps: you say AIPAC is illegal. How so?

turcopolier

fred

You are not the "fred" who is a guest author here. Use another name or I will ban you. 1. AIPAC is an un-registered illegal lobby of Israel. It was formed when the USG long ago demanded that the US Zionist Alliance or whatever it was called must register under FARA. Same people, same job. The FBI has been thwarted ever since by AIPAC's political influence in ALL administrations. 2. AIPAC illegally controls the money and actions of many actual PACs acting on behalf of Israel. pl

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