THE EXQUISITE CORPSE: HOW ANDREW MCCABE IS NOW PART OF THE BODY POLITIC

McCabeAt the turn of the last century, surrealists had a parlor game in Paris called “The Exquisite Corpse” where writers would create collective stories by writing lines without knowing what preceded them. The lines were often nonsensical like the line that gave the game its name: “Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau. ” (“The exquisite corpse shall drink the new wine.”) With minutes of his firing, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe became such an exquisite corpse with various politicians adding lines to his story that seemed entirely disconnected to his story. Former FBI Director James Comey used McCabe to pitch his upcoming book while former Attorney General Eric Holder used him to effectively attack career staff at his former agency. The point of the game in both politics and literature is not to advance a coherent narrative but insert your own lines into a collective story.

Before turning to the new wine given to the exquisite corpse by various players in Washington, it would be useful to address a few misconceptions about the prior story of Andrew McCabe.

McCabe was fired at the recommendation of career staff members in the Office of Professional Responsibility and Inspector General’s office. He was previously forced to take a terminal leave by the current (and apolitical) director Andrew Wray after Wray reportedly read the still unreleased IG report findings. Attorney General Jeff Sessions noted, in accepting the recommendation of the career staff, that “[b]oth the OIG and FBI OPR reports concluded that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor − including under oath − on multiple occasions.” Reports indicate that McCabe was viewed as misleading investigators on one of the core issues under investigation: the leaking of “sensitive information” about the investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

While it is not true that McCabe lost his roughly $2 million pension,  he was prevented from taking an early pension.  There are more serious concerns however for McCabe who is not necessarily out of the woods since he could be the subject of a criminal referral by the IG. McCabe alleged misconduct is strikingly similar to that of Michael Flynn, who was indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for misleading investigators. While McCabe insists that he had the authority to give non-public information to the media, Flynn also had authority to meet with Russian diplomats as part of the transition period. Both men were targeted not due to the underlying actions but allegedly lying about them.

Now to the contributions to the Exquisite Corpse:

THE MEDIA

Various media outlets portrayed McCabe as the victim of a type of presidential bloodlust, ignoring the fact that both the IG and OPR are composed of career officials insulated from such pressure. CNN Chris Cillizza asked “If you think firing McCabe was totally the right thing to do and fully justified, ask yourself this: Why was it done at 10 pm on a Friday night?” Cillizza ignores the common practice of releasing such decisions on Friday nights by prior administrations. In 2010, for example, Obama’s Justice Department did a “Friday night dump” on allegations of professional misconduct by the authors of the “torture memos,” John Yoo and Jay Bybee. High-ranking officials however overruled career staff who recommended findings of violations of professional standards. The report was released late Friday and simply referred to the former Justice officials as having “exercised poor judgment.” Figures like Cillizza also ignore that the McCabe recommendation was only given to Sessions a short time before the deadline and McCabe was allowed to make his case at Main Justice. Finally, as noted above, he did not lose his pension.

Politicians

In the news coverage, some media figures suggested that McCabe could be protected from any real pension loss. In a tweet from NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell, there was a suggestion that a “friendly member of Congress” hire McCabe briefly so he could “qualify for pension benefits by extending his service the extra days.” Democratic members responded with offers for McCabe to negate the sanction proposed by career ethics staff. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) offered to make McCabe his new “election security” expert and denounced the finding of an ethical violation as merely an effort to “discredit the FBI and undermine” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Others like Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill.), Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) reportedly made similar offers.  As I have previously discussed, it may not be this easy since McCabe was fired “for cause” and needs a “law enforcement” position.

James Comey

440px-Comey-FBI-PortraitFor James Comey, the firing controversy appeared an ideal time to pitch his forthcoming book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.” Comey is about to start a publicity tour in which like-minded citizens are asked to pony up roughly $100 for a few words and possible autograph with Comey. In response to an equally cringe-worthy tweet by President Donald Trump celebrating the termination of McCabe, Comey declared “Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not.” This apparent pitch for book sales was declared “a total burn” by supporters who relished the twitter war between the two. (While many of us recoiled when Trump displayed his own brand wine, water, and steaks in 2016 to prove he is a successful businessman, it now appears perfectly permissible to hawk your own book as proof of being an honorable man).

Eric Holder

Eric_Holder_official_portraitPerhaps the most bitter wine given the Exquisite Corpse came at the hands of former Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder declared “[t]he timing appears cruel and a cave that compromised DOJ independence to please an increasingly erratic President who should’ve played no role here. This is dangerous.” First and foremost, the “timing” was not of the choosing of the Administration. The career staff issued its recommendation shortly before the retirement of McCabe. After that date, they would lose effective jurisdiction over McCabe and the ability to punish him directly for what they saw as a major professional and ethical breach.

Holder’s attack also effectively threw the career staff under the bus. He ignored that they reached this recommendation on the merits and were seeking to enforce core Justice Department rules of ethics. Instead, he portrayed them as “caving” to pressure.

It could not be a more ironic, if exquisite, contribution. Holder was Attorney General when findings of professional misconduct in the torture memo were scuttled. It was also Holder who was rightfully voted in contempt of Congress for his own obstruction of a congressional investigation into the outrageous “Fast and Furious” operation. He was not prosecuted because the Obama Administration refused to submit the case to a grand jury. Finally, it was Holder who (as Deputy Attorney General) was implicated in the pardon scandals of the Clinton Administration when Clinton pardoned one of the least worthy candidates in history: Democratic donor and international fugitive Marc Rich. Clinton at the same time pardon his own brother, Roger, in a corrupt and disgraceful use of federal authority to benefit his family. Holder’s record was so controversial that, at his confirmation hearing, he expressed regret over the pardon scandal and promised not to cave to political pressure – a promise left unfulfilled in the view of many critics.

In fairness to Holder and the rest, the point of his parlor game is not coherence but creativity. However, for the public, there is an understandable frustration with these news stories being cycled through the salons of the Beltway.  There is also a danger to playing the Exquisite Corpse.  While these political surrealists are not making a particularly compelling story, they are building a case for the appointment of a second Special Counsel.

 

229 thoughts on “THE EXQUISITE CORPSE: HOW ANDREW MCCABE IS NOW PART OF THE BODY POLITIC”

    1. i vote for two if they can be properly vetted this time. One for the FIB/DOJ and one for the Clintons.

      1. Comey, McCabe, Strozk, Page, Rosenstein, Kadzic, Yates, Baker, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Mueller, Steele, Simpson, Hillary, Huma, Lynch, Clapper, Power, Farkas, Rice, Obama…

        et al.

  1. Well, this thread deserves an Irish Poem! I think if usually conflict-averse bureaucrats took the step to recommend firing McCabe, there must be some pretty damaging info still to come out. And those who support him are going to get eggs on their faces. Luckily, I am tanked up on some half Seattle’s Best No. 5 Intense Dark Roast and half Lola Savannah’s Texas Pecan coffee, French Pressed appropriately, sooo here goes! Something sort of Frenchy, for the Le Cadavre Esquis motif. . .

    The Roué Morgue???
    An Irish Poem by Squeeky Fromm

    Eau! McCabe was an exquisite stiff!
    Of his foul deeds, we have but a whiff!
    But support him, the swill
    Of the Democrats will!
    And like Lemmings, go over the cliff!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    Note: For ESLs and others, roué is a debauched sort of man, a rake. The tile is a pun of course on Poe’s The Murders in Rue Morgue, which “Rue Morgue” means in French, “morgue street.”

    1. and while you are at it. Despite Vox, politico, NYT, WA PO etc all of whom i’ have checked thoroughlyl. Colon Lamb has still not beendeclared a winner in good ole Distrfict 18. The only paper that is up todate is Pittsburgh’s who stated no new vote count released no winner declared so it’ stil 635 Conner with an unknown result from the 3900 absentee ballots and some comments on the irregularities to be polite in poll watching etc and Saccone cannot file for recount until the declared winner is officially made public. then it’ s a 3 registered voters from each precinct to get a recount.

      The only one declaring winner is Conor Lamb, Saccone has not conceded and the now almost 12 days later the elections commission is saying zero, zip, nada.

      Lamb and Saccone filed for the two new districts but that still does not satisfy closure on the 18 race

      What’s taking so long. is there a coverup? And if they can’t be trusted to run 18 whose going to check them out covering two new districts?

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      1. Well, you are one tough poetry customer! Since you liked the Boris Poem, I transcribed it for you! Now, you can just copy and paste it wherever! (You might want to double check me.)

        How to be Happy Though Miserable
        By Boris Badenov
        Transcribed by Squeeky Fromm

        Are you almost disgusted with Life, Little Man?
        I’ll tell you a wonderful trick!
        That brings you contentment if anything can,
        Do something to somebody quick.

        Though it rains like the flood of The Flood, Little Man
        And the clouds are forbidding and thick.
        You can make the Sun shine on your Soul, Little Man
        Do something to somebody quick!

        Now, since that has been your standard, try my World Famous, Die* Scheisskopfen! as narrated by my good friend, Bubbles O’Toole!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ylMWBzAEzc&t=30s

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

        * That is “die” as in the German article, like das or der. Not “die”, like stop living. I almost called it Der Scheisskopfen, but as far as I could make out, poophead requires the “sie”. Although I am not sure.

        1. Oh, please! — You do NOT have to explain die/das/der to the grandchild of a poor, German immigrant that learned (I believe) every word of English she spoke from huddling on the edge of her couch, hovering over the coffee table, and watching Divorce Court.

          Plus, I’m the unnoted author of Unter Das Deep Blue When (echo effect: Deep Deep Deep Blue Blue Blue When Wnen When When When. — fade in sound of wind). I wouldn’t dare attach my real name to that sort of rubbish, so I go by assorted pen names (it also helps when trying to keep ahead of bookies — I can’t remember whose gag that was — maybe Salinger?) — D. Minimus, Terrazzo Esplanade, Venis Pagina, etc., depending on the subject matter, of course.

          And there aren’t enough ways to describe how creepy that video is. Brrrrrrr — or Burr — but that book wasn’t creepy (only the author).

            1. Nay, William Bayer, let me correct myself, enquiring minds NEED to know! I am thinking about redoing the video, and I do not want to appear stupid across the world.

              Die, das,der,sie??? Please help!

              Bitte!

              Squeeky Fromm
              Girl Reporter

              1. Dieter ist heute krank — ein parr kleine fische

                That’s actually about all the German I know — and to be honest, it was probably the whole die/das/der nonsense that caused me to lose interest in learning the language. That and having to stick any extra verbs at the end of a sentence. What a drag. It’s bad enough having to worry about sentences ending in prepositions in English. Comply with that rule and it almost always makes you sound like someone who’s auditioning to get beaten up.

                My high school grades would’ve been much higher if I hadn’t been forced to take a foreign language due to the old language requirements for getting into private colleges (don’t know if they still apply). I could’ve coasted through high school without even having to study if they’d just let me stick to math, physics, chemistry, English, and history — but Nooooooooooo — had to learn how to say, “I’m hungry,” in German, and answer the question, “Where’s Dieter?” — because, of course, we all get asked that a lot.

                My sister is the linguist in the family (Spanish, German, sign language, probably several others — teaches all that stuff).

                One thing about my grandma I remember most is that I don’t recall her ever speaking German — it was broken English or nothing. I guess she decided to leave the old language in the old country. But listening to her speak her version of English was a real treat. And boy did that woman love Divorce Court — the original late 1950s version.

                My dad, however, was the real genius in the family. Apart from other areas of knowledge, he spoke Latin — not around the house, though — I only found out about it much later in life.
                I mention that because whenever I had a problem with writing — whenever I ran something past him to get a response while mentioning that I was having trouble saying something — he’d read what I’d written, and they say, “Can’t you think of another way to say that?”

                That was ALWAYS his advice. He never once answered my question. Not ONCE. So, since it comes from the smartest person I’ve ever personally known, I suppose I can foist that “advice” on you.

                Can’t you think of another way to say that?

                But meanwhile, I have a great ear for dialect, and your transcription (partially accurate) of How to be Happy is in error because a w is really a v, and a v is really a w.
                If you’re gonna write poetry, how the words sound is what matters — maybe even more than what the words mean. Any poor, German immigrant can tell you that.

    3. Comey, McCabe, Strozk, Page, Rosenstein, Kadzic, Yates, Baker, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Mueller, Steele, Simpson, Hillary, Huma, Lynch, Clapper, Power, Farkas, Rice, Obama…

      et al.

    4. Comey, McCabe, Strozk, Page, Rosenstein, Kadzic, Yates, Baker, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Mueller, Steele, Simpson, Hillary, Huma, Lynch, Clapper, Power, Farkas, Rice, Obama…

      et al.

  2. Answers to questions:

    Legal mumbo jumbo/semantics-lies or fake stuff, is a hummer a sexual relationship, in response to, so it was already revealed, etc, etc, etc

    Bad news is always issued on a Friday-late afternoon-ruins the weekend waiting until the courts open Monday morning, if ya ain’t fer me yer agin me and a liar to boot, etc, etc, etc.

    Cuz when you insert the knife, you must twist at the same time. Never pull out the knife; it’s the recipient’s problem.

    With all the lies, scumbaggery, a**holes, idiots, crimes, the millions of innocent lives slaughtered, and on and on, and only Nixon had to resign.

    Ya gets what the oligarchs pays fer. Now bend over and no Vaseline for you.

    1. Jujstify providing no facts but relhying on porn and four letter words. Check your sand vaseline later BOHICA is what we say in this country. Don’t know about yours but you seem a prime candidate.

  3. Washington Post article about McCabe Firing- NOT ONCE on the entire page is it mentioned that the Office of Professional Responsibility recommended McCabe be FIRED! The Main Screed Media has a stench like 💩

    Bezos is milking WaPo for all he can to dominate the narrative much like Facebook allowed Obama to milk FB users personal data to dominate the election of 2012

    In the end it is all about power. McCabe, Comey, Bezos, Zuckerman…Hillary. They all want their crown and scepter

    Funny that considering this is Lent

  4. Exquisite corpse – what a great analogy – and came be applied to HRC’s litany of excuses for losing and more alarmingly to the Russia Russia Russia narrative.

      1. Is her dictator dad going to appoint her. Although she isn’t as corrupt as her porn King pop yet she and her brothers could only be elected to the mayor of Miralago.

  5. I fully expect that John Brennan and Comey-McCabe-Strzok-Page-Ohr will frame their debatable exercise of power as “not sure if Donald Trump was under corrupt influence from the Russian leadership, we had a national security responsibility to dig in and investigate”. However, the correct initial investigatory step, not taken, would have been to arrange a private meeting with candidate Trump, his campaign lawyer, and the NY FBI Field Office to go over evidence of how Russian agents typically attempt to compromise and infiltrate, and advice on how best to deal with such attempts. That would have been SOP.

    But Comey & McCabe took a more distrustful, escalatory action. They compartmentalized and managed the issue from their 7th floor team, refusing to share info with the NY Field Office or the Trump campaign. Instead, they set off on what looks like a “presumption of guilt” tack, contracting Christopher Steele (offer of $50K) to get proof that Carter Page was acting as a Russian agent. They covertly planned for Steele to find a journalist who would publish that the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign, am illegal style of infowarfare that, it could be argued, violated the Hatch Act (attempt to sway public opinion against a Presidential candidate). Then, they went to the FISA Court to obtain spy powers over Carter, and through a generous interpretation of the FISA warrant covering “associates”, spy power over the Trump campaign.

    The problem with the “national security” rationale rises when, upon using these spy powers, there was no convincing evidence that the Trump people were actively seeking help from the Russians….it was strictly the Russians seeking an “in” with Trump….proposing a secure comm-line to the Kremlin, pushing the desire to drop the Magnitsky Act sanctions…..these propositions were dead-ended, likely by Trump himself.

    As soon as the FBI determined that it was only attempted collusion (a frequent Russian op), they had an obligation to go public with what they had done, and clearing Trump of suspicion. This is where the Hatch Act could be grounds for indictment of Brennan-Comey-Lynch-McCabe and other Obama Administration officials. They are prohibited by Hatch from employing FBI police & CIA intel powers to attempt to sway electoral preferences of voters, especially in a covert manner. That’s where the lying about the leaks comes in, and the stalling and redactions of FBI material information requested by Congress. We might be heading into a cover-up of Hatch Act violations, which technically began when those involved at CIA-DOJ-FBI first knew that the “dossier” was Clinton-campaign-paid-for oppo-research. In other words, they were veering into dangerous territory when national security concerns were found to be a clever political attempt to frame Trump the candidate for President as a traitor.

  6. Now let’s go to the real meat of the issue, and that is the Fat, lying Dotard who wanted to be President, not for altruistic reasons, but for ego reasons. He saw a successful black man winning the Presidency, and he couldn’t stand it. That really chafed his fat, doughy white ass. Besides being a chronic, habitual liar, he brags about sexually assaulting women and gets away with it, he chronically insults the arm candy a/k/a his wife, is a xenophobe and racist. He always bullied his way into getting what he wanted, bribed, lied, whatever it took, so he went for the most powerful job in the United States. He had help from his Russian friends, of course, because what Fatso perceives as “wining” is all that counts. That, plus the cheering crowds–like heroin to his fragile ego, because at the end of the day, he’s not only not a genius, he isn’t very smart, has some kind of ADD problem and doesn’t really understand government or diplomacy. That alone isn’t the big problem. No one can know everything or be good at everything, but a real leader and real genius knows how to recruit and take instruction and advice from those who do. A true patriot would do so for the good of the country. He isn’t willing to learn or listen to people who do know more because it is a tacit admission that he’s not the genius he tells us he is. Fatso’s ego is the root cause of all of this. It the Fat Dotard had simply been satisfied living in his gold tower and crapping on his gold toilets, none of this would have happened. All of this happened because Fatso doesn’t want Mueller to find out he really isn’t as wealthy as he claims to be, he’s likely in debt to the Russian government, and he wanted to stop the Mueller investigation. He’s gone after James Comey, McCabe, his supporting witness, as well as others. Comey’s patriotic refusal to pledge allegiance to a fat fool got this particular ball rolling.

    You attempt to make the case that both the substance of the report of the “career” people at the Office of Professional Responsibility and Inspector General’s Office and timing of the report and McCabe’s firing are serendipitous. I don’t believe either one of these things for one minute, not with what we know about how the Dotard works to intimidate people and to try to manipulate the Justice Department to do his bidding. He fired Comey because he wouldn’t knuckle under. Do you believe for one minute he’d hesitate to send a message to those “career” people about how their government career and reputations would be toast if they didn’t do what he wanted?

    1. Get real Nutchacha. Obama was “successful” because he was the right tool at the time for the Deep State. Please tell me what he accomplished aside from feathering his nest and maintaining the corporate vipers in his administration as well as at State and the Alphabets. Ugh, the lineup makes one want to gag – Holder, Comey, Rice, Lynch, Powers, Clinton, Mueller, Emmanuel, Kerry, Summers, …………..

      Comey and McCabe fired themselves by their misconduct. They should be indicted.

      1. President Barack HUSSEIN Obama was the greatest President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces since Harry Truman. Further, prior to his marriage, he had “access” to the white women.

        this is to “i’d vote for hannity” autumn

        1. Marky Mark Mark – you are repeating yourself again, again, again and again.

          This is to “cut-and-paste Marky Mark Mark

      2. I think it’s sad that I live in a country with people so stupid that they believe the likes of Hannity and believe there is a “deep state”. I think it’s sad that I live in a country with people who are so racist and xenophobic that they would vote for someone like Donald Trump.

        1. No one believes you live in any country. Programmed Machine Parts of The Collective do not live they just rust.

          Ad Machina

        2. Natacha – I am sorry that you do not recognize that the Deep State exists. Your ignorance is bliss.

                1. YNOT – you have been just a tune-up. When I was first on here there were two people who were dedicated to driving me off the blog. I am here. They are not. They were five times worse than Fishwings and fifteen times worse than you.

                  1. PAUL:
                    Please don’t run off YNOT and Fishy with your superior argumentation skills. They’re the only exposure I get to unintended comedy!

                    PS who wanted you gone? Not Moi!

                    1. mespo – the culprits where named Keebler and Feynman. They did not comment on anyone else, just attacked me. Fun times. 😉

          1. This “Deep State” entity which you have uncovered sounds ominous. It seems that through your dogged, never-say-die sleuthing, you have brought to the surface a cabal of nefarious fiends, seemingly hell-bent on eradicating our ‘Merican way of life; our love of apple pie and reality TV; fluoridating our precious bodily fluids; or some other such dastardly deed. Well done, inspector, well done.

            this is to “Inspector Gadget, at your service” paulie – georgie

            1. Marky Mark Mark – what is this, the fifth time you have used the same comment? Seriously, dude, you need new material. This is getting old and makes you look bad.

              1. If you were paying attention, you’d see that I’ve artfully retooled the “Deep State” joke. The last few have contained slight alterations; all of which serve to entertain me immensely.

                this is to “but, but, fox & friends swears the deep state is real” paulie – georgie

    2. Pres. Obama was not a good listener. He got up on his soapbox and lectured during meetings, almost none of which were shown to the public. While I agree that Pres. Trump came in unprepared for the job (everybody knew that who voted for him), and is impulsive and overreactive, he ran for President to fix the problems the nation is facing. There’s no persuasive argument that someone subjects themself and their family to the extreme stress of a Presidential run as an “ego exercise”….you have to engage committed support from thousands of very smart people to run. Vanity candidates can’t get the needed level of professional support.

      Do you at least like the transparency of open WH meetings with live video? How about the face-to-face meeting with North Korea to explore a peaceful solution? How about standing up to the NRA? How about complaining to Putin’s face at the G20 and APEC summits about election meddling?

      1. and in summation we picked the best one available for the job we wanted down and 40% of the votes cast, that’s my faction came in first with GOP and DEMOs splitting the remainder. So we controlled and it’s working out better than expected as the politics in a one party system gets ripped, shredded, scattered, shattered and now we have Biden and his son on the same trip to China not colluding but conspiring to make a 1.5 billion business deal witht he Chinese and we have an apparent inexplicable cover up in old District 18 where Lamb didn’t win because it’s never been officially announced nor even mentioned.

      1. In younger years I had a close enough to count migraine like headache – in the army at the time. One of the then WACs gave me a headached pill which was Midol. Fast efficient and didn’t much care what it was really for.

        Somehow I alwways kept some on hand and years later while dynamiting stumps was was using non military sticks which give off an odor from the nitro and that is worse by magnitudes. Bang two midols later headache dissipated and

        I still have no trouble with knowing my gender.

        Coffee also helped so Ijust thought to look up the ingredients

        Acetaminophen 500 mg (pain reliever)
        Caffeine 60 mg (stimulant)
        Pyrilamine maleate 15 mg (antihistamine)

        PMS tablets, such as Midol or Pamprin, typically contain a pain reliever (usually acetaminophen) for headaches and cramps; a diuretic (pamabrom or ammonium chloride), supposedly to relieve bloating; and an antihistamine (pyrilamine maleate or diphenhydramine), supposedly to reduce irritability.Dec 11, 2014

        Drowzy yes but can’t answer to irritability for that ask the wife.

        1. Well, I was just being nice to Natacha. It will probably take either Haldol or Thorazine to calm her down and restore rationality. Could you imagine if whatever Natacha has, it is contagious??? Criminy, it would be the Zombie Apocalypse!

          Squeeky Fromm
          Girl Reporter

    3. Natacha asked, “Do you believe for one minute he’d hesitate to send a message to those “career” people about how their government career and reputations would be toast if they didn’t do what he wanted?”

      Once again Natacha is right. Trump has been sending a very loud and clear message to AG Sessions for quite some time now to jump into the fray and start defending Trump from the special counsel’s investigation. The Inspector General’s report and the firing of McCabe are AG Sessions’ response to Trump’s call to arms.

      Trump’s current propaganda and disinformation campaign against the FBI, the DOJ and the OSC is a continuation of Trump’s previous propaganda and disinformation strategy during the 2016 election. Remember: The system is rigged. Crooked H, lock her up. She never should’ve been allowed to run. That’s what the false story planted in the Wall Street Journal was about–a purportedly partisan and politicized FBI and DOJ supposedly covering up for Hillary Clinton. That’s also what the reopening of the Clinton email investigation was about.

      During the closing weeks of the 2016 election, Trump campaign adviser and spokesperson Rudy Guliani boasted and bragged on TV about those dirty tricks as well as his partisan politicization of the New York Office of the FBI against Clinton and in favor of Trump. And that was Trump rigging the system–not Clinton, not the DOJ and certainly not the FBI. Trump rigged the system. And he’s still at it.

      McCabe was fired for repeatedly daring to defend the FBI: First against the fake news reports that Trump, Guliani and the New York office of the FBI had had planted in the WSJ; second against the fake news that Trump himself tweeted about the FBI supposedly being a disgraced institution under the leadership of Director Comey; and third against the alleged, yet non-existent, abuse of the FISA warrant for Carter Page.

      And now Trump intends to collect a double-dipper’s benefit from his own dirty tricks against the FBI on the theory that McCabe was supposedly not allowed to defend the FBI against Trump’s propaganda and disinformation war on the FBI. There’s a name for that. It’s called FUBAR. And Trump is that FUBAR.

      1. Diane – these are nice DNC talking points, but they are wrong on their face. If McCabe is telling the truth, it means Comey perjured himself. If he is telling the truth, there is a procedure for releasing info to the press, does he have it signed?
        McCabe was fired for lying to the IGs office, not for anything else he did. His victimization statement is just silly. He is now in criminal jeopardy, as is Comey and others. Comey is going to need the $97 he is charging for people to come to his book signings.
        The FISA warrant was abused against Carter Page. No one has arrested him for as much as littering or jaywalking. And yet they were able to continually get FISA warrants against him??? They wanted Carter because they could double hop from him. The FISA warrant allows you to wiretap all the people Carter talks to (1st hop) and then all the people they talk to (2nd hop). This gets them to Trump.
        We know that the DOJ and the FBI are suspect because of the handling of the Hillary emails (both sets). Charges should have been brought against Hillary. Immunity should not have been given to her entire team and Hillary should have been interviewed under oath. Plus, Comey wrote her get out of jail free card before she was interviewed, so we know the fix was in.
        At high levels of the FBI and the DOJ, people are guilty of criminal acts and you will just have to accept this. The IGs report will drain some of the swamp. However, a second and third special prosecutor is probably necessary

        1. Paul, Diane can’t seem to get over the fact that FBI officials are supposed to be nonpartisan in their actions and are not supposed to lie. McCabe’s lies, if left without punishment, would hurt the prosecution’s case everytime an FBI agent testified. Diane cannot think one step in advance.

  7. could it be true? Might the DNC, FBI, CIA, DOJ, et al do what we are now learning precisely because they were expecting Madame Hillary to win the election, hence they had no fear of prosecution?

    Nixon, we hardly knew ye

    “None of the leaking, unmasking, surveillance, or other activities directed against the Trump campaign can be properly understood, if one does not bear in mind that it was considered a sure thing that Secretary Clinton would become President, at which point illegal and extralegal activities undertaken to help her win would garner praise, not prison.

    But she lost.”

    https://russia-insider.com/en/swamp-psychopath-brennan-running-scared/ri22840

    1. Among your numerous mis-conceptions is that you think you are funny and sophisticated. Well, honey, you’re neither. Probably not very well-educated, either.

    2. That’s MOMA, not DADA.

      That one’s for all of you early-Twentieth-Century art-comedy fans out there in Turleyville by the Bay (not to be confused with West Turleyville, where they don’t check your ID for beer).

        1. As they used to say in architecture school, if it isn’t Wright, it must be Wong.

          And THAT one’s for all of you International Style design-comedy aficionados out there in East Turleyville near the recycling plant. No parking near the loading docks.

    1. It might be because those records are criminal evidence concerning McCabe and/or his entire posse. Most or all of the gripes you hear about the FBI not turning over requested documents, either to Congress or Judicial Watch, are based upon an assumption that the DOJ/FBI isn’t pursuing criminal action against a number of bad actors.
      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/03/18/mccabe-firing-shows-evidence-of-ig-and-outside-prosecutor-working-together/#more-147089

  8. To show how much dead here is he latest news from Pittsburgh area

    Soccone files for Dist. 14
    Lamb files for Dist. 17
    No winner in the old 18 has yet been declared on what is now day 11 and the various lawsuits are still in progress. The seat will stay empty if no winner is declared until Jan 3rd.

  9. The three mug shots of ones who belong rite there in the slammer. Holder for that incredible Fast and Furious caper- Comey for his take home ownership note taking on Gov owned stationary-McCabe for fooling the agency for twenty years and nothing to show for it.
    Long live the memory of ex FBI agent John O’Neal !

  10. Turley wrote, ” Reports indicate that McCabe was viewed as misleading investigators on one of the core issues under investigation: the leaking of “sensitive information” about the investigation into the Clinton Foundation.”

    The “sensitive information” that McCabe gave to the Wall Street Journal was a correction of the record necessitated by unauthorized leaks to the WSJ from rogue FBI agents at the New York Office who were politicized partisans of Rudy Guliani and Donald Trump that created a false story to the effect that the FBI and McCabe were not vigorously investigating The Clinton Foundation when, in fact, McCabe and the FBI had vigorously defended their jurisdictional authority to investigate The Clinton Foundation against the lawyers from the Justice Department who disputed the FBI’s jurisdictional authority.

    So Trump, Guliani and a bunch of rogue agents from the New York office of the FBI planted fake news in the WSJ using unauthorized leaks to do so. McCabe defended the reputation of the FBI by making authorized leaks to the WSJ to correct the record on the fake news story that Trump, Guliani and the New York office’s rogue FBI agents planted in the WSJ. And McCabe got fired, purportedly, for misleading investigators from the Inspector General’s office rather than being fired for daring to defend the reputation of the FBI against the fake news that Trump, Guliani and the partisan, politicized rogue agents at the FBI’s New York office leaked to the WSJ. And now for the kicker: Turley wants Trump to get a double-dipper’s benefit from Trump’s own chicanery at using a politicized, partisan FBI to plant fake news in the public press.

    This, too, is the way of Richard M. Nixon. It will not work any better for Trump than it did for Tricky Dick. Why doesn’t Turley know that, anymore?

    1. You keep selling this meme: So Trump, Guliani and a bunch of rogue agents from the New York office of the FBI planted fake news in the WSJ using unauthorized leaks to do so. McCabe defended the reputation of the FBI by making authorized leaks to the WSJ to correct the record on the fake news story that Trump, Guliani and the New York office’s rogue FBI agents planted in the WSJ. And McCabe got fired, purportedly, for misleading investigators from the Inspector General’s office rather than being fired for daring to defend the reputation of the FBI against the fake news that Trump, Guliani and the partisan, politicized rogue agents at the FBI’s New York office leaked to the WSJ. ”

      Do you have any proof what soever to substantiate anything even in the least of your accusations?

      1. I have no more access to classified information than you do. There are plenty of press reports available, however. Would you accept those as proof? I doubt it. Try this one on for size, instead: The accusations I leveled against Trump, Guliani and the New York office of the FBI are intuitively obvious to even the most casual of observers. So much so that they also qualify as well-known facts.

        1. Diane – if they are intuitive they are not facts. No wonder liberals are off the rails most of the time.

          1. It is an established fact that Rudy Guliani bragged on TV about his connections with the New York office of the FBI at the same time that he promised a few October surprises in store for the Clinton campaign. Those October surprises just so happened to turn out to have been the fake news planted in the WSJ and the reopening of the Clinton email investigation. The New York office of the FBI was handling the Weiner sexting investigation and had Huma Abedin’s laptop in their custody. Do the math on that one Schulteacher.

            Remember: Trump’s propaganda and disinformation strategy at that time as well as throughout the 2016 campaign was that “the system is rigged.” And that “she [HRC] never should’ve been allowed to run.” Not to mention, “Crooked H, lock her up.” It does not require any “proof” at all to figure out that Trump’s adviser and spokesperson, Guliani, politicized the New York office of the FBI for the sake of partisan interference in the 2016 election against Clinton and in favor of Trump.

            P. S. Have you proved that Seth Rich leaked the DNC emails, yet? Have you proved that anyone abused the FISA warrant for Carter Page, yet? Have you proved that McCabe tampered with the sodding 302s, yet? Have you yet proved that there is a partisan, political witch hunt to overturn the results of the 2016 election?

            You keep demanding proof from others whilst hurling buckets full of propaganda, disinformation and wild-eyed conspiracy theories against The Great Tweetwall of Trump to see if any of it sticks. Because you don’t have to prove any of it. You just have to keep flinging your cockamamie nonsense at everybody else while preposterously demanding that everybody else should prove the contrary. Your turn. You prove that Trump, Guliani and the New York office of the FBI did not plant fake news in the WSJ nor interfere in the 2016 election by forcing the reopening of the Clinton email investigation.

            1. “It is an established fact that Rudy Guliani bragged on TV about his connections with the New York office of the FBI”

              One would have to be rather foolish to believe that Guiliani has no connections to the New York office of the FBI. He was mayor of New York City so he has to have very close relationships with that branch to protect the city from terrorism and other things. If one thinks these relationships suddenly disappear one is doubly foolish.

            2. Diane – so you have no problem with 18 classified emails being on a laptop shared by Weiner’s wiener? You have no problem with someone with no security clearance printing out and reading the classified material? If nothing else there should have been charges against Hillary, Huma, and Anthony. The fix was in at a higher level.

              Diane more is coming. Just hold on to your horses.

              1. “Diane more is coming. Just hold on to your horses.”

                Paul, bed rails would have been a more accurate description.

        2. The accusations I leveled against Trump, Guliani and the New York office of the FBI are intuitively obvious to even the most casual of observers.

          “So members of the jury, although the case I’ve presented has absolutely no direct evidence to support a conviction, you’d be an idiot to not find the defendant guilty as charged.”

          Do I have your closing argument about right? Or do you intend to actually present evidence?

          1. Red herring, Chief. I am not a lawyer, let alone a prosecutor. Trump faces axactly zero legal jeopardy from L4D. So stop demanding legal proof from posters on this blawg while hurling accusations of your device against other people without one single shred of legal proof to back those accusations up. You stinking hypocrite, Olly.

        3. All leading back to the same source which …. is a purported reportedly alleged source. all that work for nothing.

          1. “Got an IG report on that?”.
            No need to wait for it; it’s “intuitively obvious”😒 that it documents misconduct by McCabe, and probably other top FBI officials.

          2. Have you seen the IG report on McCabe?

            No. You have a leak about a leak from a report about a report on an investigation into an investigation.

            Next time answer your own question first before you pose to anyone else.

            1. L4D,…
              – You are the one drawing conclusions based on what you claim is “intuitively obvious”, rather than waiting for the IG Report to review Horowitz’s account.
              You’re found of insisting on the use of the word “alledgelly” in absence of iron-clad proof when challenging the statements of others.
              Or you pull out a phrase like “you have failed to show a prospective conclusion” if you decide to reject an evidence-based conclusion you don’t like, or pretend not to understand.
              Since you have a fondness for verbal gymnasti s, you can expect to be called on it.

    2. Where are you getting your info on these ‘rogue agents’ planting fake stories in the WSJ to help Trump, L4D?

        1. I’m pretty sure the reporters at the WSJ have a process of due diligence before publishing a story. And Guliani has a lot of friends ‘in the know’ who told him about the internal turmoil going on at the FBI which was all true. Leaking happens all the time. No one seems to care when it hurts Trump. What’s the big conspiracy?

            1. McCabe lied.

              Leaking is inappropriate but when it occurs in a partisan manner then it violates the nonpartisanship of the FBI. You don’t recognize these things because you seem to only believe in the law when it favors your ideological persuasion. That is where you differ from true conservatives and true classical liberals. Your type of double standard makes you fit into the mold of any fascist dictatorship.

            2. Lots of reasons to choose from. He wasn’t fired just for leaking. He apparently lied to investigators on multiple occasions and under oath. There were questions about how he handled the Gen. Flynn investigation. He was under investigation for possible Hatch Act violations. He did not recuse himself from the Clinton-related investigations even though he and his wife met with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe who personally recruited and cleared the way for Mrs. McCabe to run for a Virginia senate seat — despite her being a total political unknown who had previously voted in a Republican primary. His wife’s campaign was given a lot of money from McAuliffe’s political machine thus raising all kinds of red flags. McAuliffe was also under FBI investigation, as was the Clinton Foundation. All of it stinks to high heaven. We shall soon find out more…

            3. And as I wrote elsewhere on this blog, it doesn’t get any more political than McCabe sitting in his 7th floor FBI office plotting, planning and conspiring with other bureaucrats (Strzok and Page, etc) on how to “handle” the results of the presidential election if HRC were to lose. Not looking too good for the number two guy in the FBI to be caught conspiring like that.

        2. L4D wrote: “McCabe defended the reputation of the FBI by making authorized leaks to the WSJ to correct the record on the fake news story that Trump, Guliani and the New York office’s rogue FBI agents planted in the WSJ.”

          That’s not McCabe’s job and that’s not how to go about it, either.

    3. “McCabe defended the reputation of the FBI by making authorized leaks to the WSJ …”
      If McCabe’s leaks were “authorized,” he’d have a document bearing written authorization for McCabe to engage in those leaks.
      https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/fd-291.pdf/view

      “*** 3. I will not reveal, by any means, any information or material from or related to FBI files or any other information acquired by virtue of my official employment to any unauthorized recipient without prior written authorization by the FBI. ***
      7. Violation of this employment agreement may constitute cause for revocation of my security clearance, subject me to criminal sanctions, disciplinary action by the FBI, including dismissal, and subject me to personal liability in a civil action at law ***.***”

      That’s the published procedure. It’s not classified. God only knows where you get your information to back up your unsupported claim that McCabe’s disclosures were “authorized.” Even if — keyword “if” — Comey OK’d McCabe’s disclosures, it would NOT constitute authorization.
      This is a tiresome game first utilized by Hillary when she claimed that her unlawful email server was “authorized.” When questioned about it, all Hillary could produce by was of evidence that her email server had been authorized was the fact that nobody stopped her from doing it.

        1. Yep — unless there’s some secret procedure that contradicts the published FBI Employment Agreement that both Comey and McCabe would have signed.

          Comey might not be guilty of McCabe’s disclosures (if he didn’t know about them), but he’s sure guilty of his own misconduct — theft of FBI records AND unauthorized disclosure — and not for any random purpose, but per Comey’s testimony, to assure appointment of a special counsel.

          Hmmm — and yet a special counsel was appointed without identification of the supposed crime being investigated, and where the law authorized appointment of a special counsel ONLY for investigation and/or prosecution of CRIMINAL matters, NOT “counterintelligence” investigations:

          28 CFR § 600.1 Grounds for appointing a Special Counsel.

          “The Attorney General, or in cases in which the Attorney General is recused, the Acting Attorney General, will appoint a Special Counsel when he or she determines that criminal investigation of a person or matter is warranted ***”

          But “counterintelligence” was how Comey described the investigation taken over by Mueller. So somehow, Comey’s theft and release of his “memos” were used to transform a “counterintelligence” investigation into a criminal investigation, although no crime that needed investigation by a special counsel has ever been officially identified.

          I see a job in the prison laundry in Comey’s future, and possibly the impounding of all proceeds from his preposterously titled book.

      1. William Bayer said, “If McCabe’s leaks were “authorized,” he’d have a document bearing written authorization for McCabe to engage in those leaks.”

        William Bayer also said, “God only knows where you get your information to back up your unsupported claim that McCabe’s disclosures were “authorized.”

        Turley posted McCabe’s statement in defense of his actions and against his firing. In that statement from McCabe, McCabe claims that he had the authority to talk to reporters from the WSJ to correct the record on a false story they had asked McCabe to comment on. As for the written document authorizing the leak, what makes William Bayer suppose that McCabe doesn’t have the authority to write just such a document? Or that such a document does not otherwise exist?

        1. Here’s the relevant excerpt of McCabe’s statement as cited by Turley in his March 16th, 2018, original post entitled “Sessions Fires McCabe”:

          The FBI was portrayed as caving under that pressure, and making decisions for political rather than law enforcement purposes. Nothing was further from the truth. In fact, this entire investigation stems from my efforts, fully authorized under FBI rules, to set the record straight on behalf of the Bureau, and to make clear that we were continuing an investigation that people in DOJ opposed.

          The OIG investigation has focused on information I chose to share with a reporter through my public affairs officer and a legal counselor. As Deputy Director, I was one of only a few people who had the authority to do that. It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the Director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter. It was the type of exchange with the media that the Deputy Director oversees several times per week. In fact, it was the same type of work that I continued to do under Director Wray, at his request.

          1. If McCabe were doing things that weren’t permitted he might make such public statements. He was fired by a nonpartisan ethics committee where the chairman was appointed by Obama. Diane weaves facts from lies so as soon as she tries to wear her arguments of this nature they fall apart.

    4. Did you forget lying on one subject to his superiors and covering up information on another subject for a month instead of reporting it to his superiors both? Nice long write leading to niothing because you failed to disclose all the reasons he was fired.

  11. In a June 9, 2017 article for The Hill titled “The Damaging Case Against James Comey, Turley was one of the first to cite the FBI Employment Agreement which constitutes written evidence that Comey KNOWINGLY violated FBI rules about disclosing FBI information when he released a few of his “‘memos” to a friend, who then further released information contained in those “memos” to the NYT.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/337160-opinion-the-damaging-case-against-james-comey#.WUGi8pQfdC0.facebook

    It almost seems as if JT has forgotten about the FBI Employment Agreement, which appears to indicate that if McCabe was, in fact, authorized to leak information to the press, with or without Comey’s knowledge or approval, he would STILL have to possess WRITTEN authorization to engage in those disclosures.
    https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/fd-291.pdf/view

    In that regard, any goofy statements to the press by McCabe, or any French Henry-Miller-like parlor games one might cite, are wholly insignificant compared with the FBI Employment Agreement which lays out the rules IN WRITING which McCabe apparently didn’t abide by — because if he HAD abided by the FBI’s published rules, he wouldn’t need to claim that Comey knew of and approved his disclosures, he could simply cite his written authorization:

    “*** 3. I will not reveal, by any means, any information or material from or related to FBI files or any other information acquired by virtue of my official employment to any unauthorized recipient without prior written authorization by the FBI. ***
    7. Violation of this employment agreement may constitute cause for revocation of my security clearance, subject me to criminal sanctions, disciplinary action by the FBI, including dismissal, and subject me to personal liability in a civil action at law ***.***”

    It’s the published RULES that matter, not Comey’s alleged or real approval.

  12. “In a tweet from NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell, there was a suggestion that a “friendly member of Congress” hire McCabe briefly so he could “qualify for pension benefits by extending his service the extra days.”

    This is the whole story in a nutshell of how government goes off the track. Once we put a process in place, human nature immediate sets out to undermine such process. Those mean ‘ol white guys who cobbled this skeleton of this republic knew that. The government now serves itself, not the citizens. We just get in the way.

    1. The government now serves itself, not the citizens. We just get in the way.

      slohrss, your comment makes me think of this statement in the DoI:

      Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

      The lawlessness we are witnessing in our government is not a new phenomenon, it’s been there for quite some time. It’s simply coming out of the shadows. A prime example is the story out of California where The Senate Rules Committee in California has appointed the first undocumented immigrant to a statewide post. https://nypost.com/2018/03/17/undocumented-immigrant-appointed-to-statewide-post-in-california/

      The infamous they are not even trying to hide it anymore. The days of light and transient causes would be a welcomed retreat from where we are today. The problem is there seems to be no cause too egregious for partisans to wake the fu*k up. One would think the rule of law to be the red line and it’s still there to enforce, however we apparently haven’t gathered enough evidence of the long train of abuses and usurpations to stir Americans to take action. Turley’s blog is a case in point. His contributors are likely representative of the small percentage of Americans that actually pay attention. And yet when blatant violations of the law are presented, they’ll circle the wagons and defend the lawlessness as if that is some noble cause. There is a reason Jefferson wrote That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, instead of if ever. The question is how much abuse and usurpation will it take to wake these people up? What will it finally take for them to realize this really is a government vs the people fight?

      1. I’m afraid they won’t Olly. You have armchair politics at it’s best now. We have those who can’t see past a “my team is real good” mentality, and “bread and circuses” for the rest. I guess when the bread and circuses run out, we’ll get a “what happened??”

      2. Olly re: “The question is how much abuse and usurpation will it take to wake these people up? What will it finally take for them to realize this really is a government vs the people fight?”

        Sadly, I fear they will never be woke. They don’t want to be – party before nation.

          1. I’d believe you were sincere if you’d exert just one ounce of your effort along non-partisan grounds. There’s certainly ample evidence to do so, but then that would require actual principles which you have yet to demonstrate.

    2. “Those mean ol white guys…”

      Obama and Holder are black and they cobbled together DOJ during their Reign of Terror ala Robespierre.

      The French Revolution is now the USA Revolution –

      “If the basis of popular government in peacetime is virtue, the basis of popular government during a revolution is both virtue and terror; virtue, without which terror is baneful; terror, without which virtue is powerless. Terror is nothing more than speedy, severe and inflexible justice; it is thus an emanation of virtue; it is less a principle in itself, than a consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing needs of the patrie [homeland, fatherland].”

      Modern History Sourcebook:
      “Maximilien Robespierre:
      On the Principles of Political Morality, February 1794“
      https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/1794robespierre.asp

  13. I wish to live long enough to see Mr Holder join John Mitchell as one of the three U.S. Attorneys General sent to jail in my lifetime.
    This is does not stem from personal animus but from a desire to warn others to respect our laws.

    1. “Respecting law” is a ship that the GOP set adrift with their voter suppression, gerrymandering and Citizens United.

      1. Oh please Linda. Eric Holder would never let “respect for the rule of law” get in the way of forwarding his personal and highly partisan political agenda. He said it himself back in 2014 during an interview with Juan Williams:

        “If you want to call me an activist attorney general, I will proudly accept that label. Any attorney general who is not an activist is not doing his or her job. I’d say I agree with you 1,000 percent and proud of it.”

        1. An attorney general is not SCOTUS nor state supreme courts, the latter of which gave the election to Bush, instead of Gore (Florida) .
          We will see SCOTUS’ activism when they find for the Koch’s, against labor, in the Janus case. 17 out of 19 amicus briefs were from Koch-linked groups and, Uihlein is throwing in his weight.

      2. That efffort was funded and backed by George Soros in an effort to add one more item to money is free speech and that is ‘direct access’ to the candidate, office holder or government employee. You want to argue that one be prepared to go back to the 1880’s when the chain of legal events that led to corporate personhood and money as free speeech first started.

        If not you aren’t prepared to debate it here.

    2. Ha good luck with that ti317! Rule of law does not apply to the powerful anymore. Hell, in France they just arrested Sarkozy for taking bribes from Ghaddafi. We can’t even get a special counsel to investigate the Clinton-Russian link bribes. Much less war crimes against Bush & Co. as they lied us in the Iraq invasion.

  14. And Bloggers like Turley play the game, suggesting, “What ifs” and letting his faithful followers run with his supposition as if it were true. Telling his truth as if it were his truth. Providing cover for the worst of excesses while mildly stating he would have done it differently… but. He knows the game, “The Exquisite Corpse” well as he’s been playing it publicly for years.

    1. “Coherent narrative”, like Trump’s book (sarcasm). The ghost writer apologized for portraying Trump falsely as a man with admirable qualities when, if any of those qualities exist, they haven’t been on display while he has governed.

      enigmainblack described Turley correctly. Turley’s high visibility and blatant bias creates public opinion that the higher education system is highly politicized which, in turn, threatens respect for an independent academy. It’s behavior that aligns with the goal of the richest 0.1% to bring down the institutions that underlie democracy.

      1. What book, what pages, what ghost writer? Same old personal opinion highlysubjective but unsubstantiated

        REJECTED;

  15. They seem to speak with forked tongue. All of them. When you go to D.C. do you lose your ability to tell the truth?

    1. In T rump’s case he was a cheatin lyin mobster before he got there. He assaulted women and lied about it. He had sex with
      Porns stars and lied about it. He went bankrupt and stiffed his employees. The swamp is da dirtiest ever.

      1. “Dirtiest ever swamp” because it’s filled with friends of the Kochs, Mercers and Putin. Cambridge Analytica reflects the morals of the people who chose its leadership just like Facebook’s management reflects its board, Peter Thiel (women voting is an oxymoron), Reed Hastings (eliminate democratically elected school boards) and Marc Andreeson (India was better off under colonialism).

      2. Original Ken – you are just jealous you cannot afford to bonk Stormy Daniels. Sad, so sad. 🙁

        1. Paul, I think OK has a thang for Melania – enraged that he can’t afford such a sleek and beautiful woman. That’s why he’s so enraged about Stormy.

          1. T rump gets some brides from Eastern Europe and gets em a bunch of plastic surgery. Not enough for him though cuz Stormy has had more. The more silicone da better for T rump.

            1. Maybe he can get a bonk from the March Hare. If I remember the March Hare was a bit insane. Right Alice?

      3. Ahhhh the inevitable conclusion to failure to debate … porn and four letter words and not one bit of evidence. The RoboClone Collective programmer list of names changed a bit that’s all.

      4. “In Barrack Hussein Obama’s case he was a cheatin lyin mobster before he got there. “

        Eyez Fixed dat 4 ewe

          1. YNOT – still wrong. No crawl space. I have a lovely office with surround sound built-in. Two computers and three screens. To throw you a bone, there a few houses that have been built for large Mormon families that have a half-basement. However, I don’t own one of those.

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