Andrew McCabe’s Bizarre CNN Interview

McCabeMany in the media have struggled mightily to ignore the highly disturbing evidence that has been released in the Flynn case and to paint the decision to dismiss the case as a raw political act by Attorney General Bill Barr.  CNN this morning even called former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe who proceeded to make statements about the record that were utterly absurd and untrue. Not only was McCabe not challenged on the statements, it was never mentioned that he was fired after being found by career investigators to have lied to them (the very charge against Flynn). Despite the fact that his false statements were related to this very case, it was not deemed relevant to raise by CNN with CNN’s senior analyst. McCabe however displayed the very bias and maliciousness documented by career investigators before he was fired. The interview reminds one of the recently released text of FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok to Lisa Page, the Special Counsel to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, remarking that “our utter incompetence actually helps us.”

CNN host John Berman interviewed McCabe.  CNN has long used McCabe to give analysis on a host of Trump-related stories despite being fired by Trump, ridiculed for his prior bias, and referred (by career officials) for possible criminal charges.

This interview, however, was even more remarkable.  The documents released in the Flynn case referred to McCabe and his alleged misconduct.  He was not asked about any of the specific allegations against him.  Instead, he gave a revisionist history that quickly crossed into fantasy.

McCabe told Berman that, in December 2016, they were considering the closure of the investigation involving Flynn but that it was a “close question.” We have previously discussed this history.  On January 4, 2017, the FBI’s Washington Field Office issued a “Closing Communication” indicating that the bureau was terminating “CROSSFIRE RAZOR” — the newly disclosed codename for the investigation of Flynn.  CROSSFIRE RAZOR was formed to determine whether Flynn “was directed and controlled by” or “coordinated activities with the Russian Federation in a manner which is a threat to the national security” of the United States or a violation of federal foreign agent laws.  The FBI investigated Flynn and various databases and determined that “no derogatory information was identified in FBI holdings.” Due to this conclusion, the Washington Field Office concluded that Flynn “was no longer a viable candidate as part of the larger CROSSFIRE HURRICANE umbrella case.”

After Strzok intervened to stop the closure of the investigation, he texted FBI lawyer Lisa Page “Razor still open. :@ but serendipitously good, I guess. You want those chips and Oreos?” Page replied “Phew. But yeah that’s amazing that he is still open. Good, I guess.” Strzok replied “Yeah, our utter incompetence actually helps us. 20% of the time, I’m guessing :)”

So McCabe was left unchallenged in saying that at that time there was a close question as to whether to close Crossfire Razor when his investigators found nothing.  Nothing.  That made it a close question for McCabe whether to continue to investigate the incoming Trump National Security Adviser.

What McCabe stated next was truly incredible.  He told Berman that he then learned that Flynn has arranged “surreptitious meetings” with the Russians.  He explained that this was akin to investigating someone for drug dealing and then learning about his meeting with drug dealers. The problem is that there was no evidence of a crime of any kind against Flynn.  Moreover, this was not a “surreptitious” meeting. There was no reason for McCabe to know about the communications of the incoming National Security Adviser with foreign officials.  It was not “surreptitious.” Flynn reportedly told the transition team about the call and that the Russians wanted to talk after the newly imposed sanctions against them.  It is not “surreptitious” just because McCabe did not know about it and he did not reach out to the Transition Team.

It was perfectly legal (and unsurprising) that the Russians spoke to the incoming National Security Adviser after the imposition of sanctions.  Trump had stated publicly that he wanted to reframe the relations with the Russians and indicated that the review would include the sanctions.  The conversation was both lawful and consistent with the position of the incoming Administration.

He also stated that he still fears that Flynn was a national security threat.  Why? Because he spoke with the Russians about their opposition to the new sanctions?

The most surprising element of the interview however was not McCabe reinventing history but the complete absence of probing questions about these contradictions or the allegations against him personally in this case.  For example, while McCabe was saying that he would continue to stand up for career Justice officials, there was no question about his reportedly cutting off another high-ranking official who raised concerns about this aggressive pursuit of Flynn.  McCabe and James Comey were discussing the use of the Logan Act, a flagrantly unconstitutional law, to create a crime upon which to prosecute Flynn.  The law has never been used to convict a single person because it is viewed as a direct violation of the First Amendment. Was that raised? Of course not.

In this story, McCabe is not a new analyst. He is news.  Instead of pressing him on these conflicts and allegations, he was allowed to rage against Trump, Barr, and Flynn.  It is a new twist on echo journalism.  McCabe the CNN analyst was echoing his own false account and calling it news analysis.

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  1. Grand Jury Failed To Indict McCabe, A Rare Outcome

    Andrew McCabe hasn’t been indicted for allegedly lying to federal investigators, according to an email from his attorney asking prosecutors to drop the probe, a sign that the government’s case against the FBI’s former No. 2 official may be in jeopardy.

    The email is the latest development in days of uncertainty about whether Mr. McCabe, who drew repeated criticism from President Trump during the U.S. criminal probe into Russian election interference, would face criminal charges for alleged false statements he made as part of an internal Justice Department probe into 2016 media leaks.

    A federal grand jury met this week, according to people familiar with its deliberations. The days of closed-door drama without any sign of charges could indicate that prosecutors have encountered an unexpected snafu.

    In an email dated Thursday, Mr. McCabe’s attorney, Michael Bromwich, asked the U.S. Attorney in Washington, Jessie Liu, to confirm Mr. McCabe’s status, saying he had spoken to the prosecutors involved in the case, Joseph Cooney and Molly Gaston, earlier Thursday.

    “At a minimum, based on our discussion with Mr. Cooney and Ms. Gaston this afternoon, it is clear that no indictment has been returned,” Mr. Bromwich wrote.

    A DOJ spokeswoman declined to comment.

    Mr. McCabe had been under federal criminal investigation since the Justice Department’s internal watchdog concluded last year that he misled investigators about his role in providing information in October 2016 to a Wall Street Journal reporter. Mr. McCabe has long disputed the allegations. He was fired from his job in March 2018 just a day before he was eligible to retire with full benefits.

    Prosecutors had presented the case to a grand jury in Washington this past week, according to people familiar with the matter. At least 12 members of the jury—which can range from 16 to 23 people—must vote in favor of an indictment in order for it to be returned. It is extremely rare for a grand jury to decline an indictment sought by prosecutors because it only hears the government’s version of events and doesn’t require unanimity. A common joke in the legal profession is that a grand jury would indict a ham sandwich, if asked.

    Edited From: “Andrew McCabe Hasn’t Been Indicted, A Sign That Call May Be In Jeopardy”

    The Wall Street Journal, 9/13/19

    1. ‘Manly Seth’– Yeah, a WSJ article from 2019 is what is needed to bring us up to date with the latest events.

      Dealing with you is like trying to convince someone that aliens did not build the pyramids. No matter the evidence you keep circling back to the same delusions.

      1. Busted: Seth is Ground Zero for Chink Virus

        “Gov. Gavin Newsom Identifies Nail Salon as First Point of Community Spread in California”

        “California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Thursday identified a nail salon as the first instance of community spread of the Chinese coronavirus in the state.

        “This whole thing started in the state of California, the first community spread, in a nail salon,” Newsom said during Thursday’s press briefing in Sacramento, explaining his reasoning for ordering salons to remain closed in the first two phases of the state’s reopening.

        “I just want to remind everybody of that, and that I’m very worried about that,” he continued, adding that many salons had already added additional safety precautions like masks, gloves, and increased sanitization.

        “That has to all be factored in, and candidly our health directors — the experts, the council that I’ve received — are very worried about moving precipitously into that next phase,” he said.

        “We hope to get it in the next new phase shortly, but right now all of our health indicators and health directives that I received from health directors across the state put some red flags in that space,” Newsom added.”


          This was posted by one our resident rightwing stooges. This is their way to intimidate critics of Donald Trump; they just post baseless lies to smear said critics.

          For the record Commenter Seth Warner has never step foot in a nail salon. But our puppet stooges have decided to keep linking Warner to nail salons in an effort to make the lie stick. That’s how stooges operate, right here on Johnathan Turley’s blog.

          1. Manly Seth– But you have boasted several times of your manliness and once bragged how you could knock me across the room like a 90 pound weakling, plus you live in West Hollywood.

            Rasonable assumptions may be drawn.

            What color do you prefer?

            1. Seth likes Fuchsia. Seth did my nails at her nail salon off Santa Monica Blvd. I did not get the Chinese Virus from her place, I did get fabulous nails; Seth is a true nail fashion artist. Book your next nail appointment now!

              1. Repuglicants show their true colors, when they think they’re hiding them.

                Repigs love to taunt. They are Rethugs at heart — and children.

              2. REGARDING ABOVE:

                More lies by rightwing stooges on Turley’s blog. And look how determined they are; just a furious effort to make lies stick!

                These puppet stooges have been a regular feature of the blog for about a month now. One could ask, of course, if any moderator exists for this blog. The answer to that question could be, “No one but Turley really knows.”

                1. You post on here regularly. What does that tell you?

                  We own you Seth.

                  1. Please dont push him too hard. He goes absolutely nuts when someone does that. Roadkill looks like Filet Mignon compared to Seth being taunted too hard

                    1. REGARDING ABOVE:

                      MJ Michael’s is one one of the puppet stooges, as evidenced by this post. Which suggests the puppet stooges use Facebook-like handles to replicate authenticity.

                  2. Just another Rethuglican at 3:30 PM, following Trump’s bullying lead.

              3. Thanks Peggy Write me in on the calendar.. I can get btilliant nsils and a couple of hours of delusional political commentary to go with them.

          2. I’ve been a couple times, let the Viet girls clean my feet, trim the nails, give me a foot massage.
            i recommend it, very relaxing.

            I never been to LA, but if you want a recommendation for a good all over body massage, strictly therapeutic & legal mind you, I can give you the name of a good Chinese massage place right in the West Hollywood area, thereabouts, assuming they ever reopen. there’s a lot but I can tell you a place with an excellent reputation. but you’ll have to remind me next week if you want to know, I gotta split now, ta-ta

          3. It’s one of the cowardly regulars with nothing better to do than harass. Cundy and Skanky are at the top of the list.

            Just ignore them, Seth. They love the attention and you give them plenty.

          4. I know for a fact that Paint Chips visits the nail salon. One of the female commentators said it so it has to be true. Maybe instead of ‘stepping foot’ in a nail solon Paint Chips was carried in by some of those he hangs around with in West Hollywood. I wonder if they call him Buttercup.

            1. Allan– When Manly Seth goes all Schiff Eyed with comments why does he refer to himself in the third person?

            2. Alan, I thought you clung to a shred of integrity. Guess I was wrong. Here you are eagerly aiding the stooges with a baseless smear.

              1. Manly Seth– Why is it baseless? You are the one who keeps bringing up his manhood and his manliness. The only one. Even Book and FishLips don’t do it and they are crazier than hell. I am surprised you haven’t posted a picture of a hair on your chest.

                Word to the foolish: normal men don’t go on about their manliness. It displays a sissy type of lack of confidence to do so. Stop flexing your muscles and relax; nobody will bother you. You are the one who made it a question.

                And, what color do you prefer?

              2. “Alan, I thought you clung to a shred of integrity. Guess I was wrong. Here you are eagerly aiding the stooges with a baseless smear.”

                Funny how you never shared these sentiments before, however, since you did I will explain where you go wrong. This is not the first time I am doing so. You open yourself up to all of these comments and you deserve them.

                What did I say? “I know for a fact that Paint Chips visits the nail salon. One of the female commentators said it so it has to be true.” Did you notice why I knew for a fact you visit the nail salon? The answer was added at the end of the sentence. You coudn’t figure out that I was shoving your HYPOCRISY in your face? According to you and your friends if a woman says it, it must be believed. Isn’t that your argument against Kavanaugh? In the Kavanaugh case you didn’t have “a shred of integrity”.

                You said: “For the record Commenter Seth Warner has never step foot in a nail salon.” If I believed you I would be castigated for not believing a woman so instead of calling you a liar because your type forces me without proof to believe the woman, I figured out a way of not calling either of you a liar saying: “Maybe instead of ‘stepping foot’ in a nail solon Paint Chips was carried in by some of those he hangs around with in West Hollywood.” In that way one could say you “never step foot in a nail salon.”.

                Tip. Courtesy of Alan Dershowitz: ‘When you put a painful shoe on another remember that one day you might be wearing that same shoe.’

        2. interesting, most nail salons in the midwest are owned by Viets, and I mean most like 95%, have a low rate of infection

          1. Kurtz– I believe it was Tippi Hedrin helping refugees who made the effort to get Vietnamese women into the business. That worked very well. Good for her and good for them.

          2. Kurtz, that’s true in L.A. as well. Asian women dominate those jobs.

  2. The Obama Coup D’etat failed. John Durham is closing in. Democrats finally grasped that they were going to be overrun and annihilated in November. They were left with no choice. The democrats called in “Broken Arrow.” The democrats called for “danger-close” air/artillery support directly onto their position. Their higher headquarters command, One-World Globalist Communist China, came to the rescue of its allies. China fulfilled the democrats’ request for immediate fire support with the munition, COVID-19.

    “In An Election Year”

    The democrats comprehensively grasped their destiny of loss in November, 2020. The democrats’ one-world, globalist, communist leaders are in Beijing. One call does it all. Was it Obama, Pelosi, Hillary, Schumer, Perez., the Globalist Deep Deep State?

    The “2020 China Flu” was deliberately released in an election year as a last resort against President Trump who was on his way to an historic, landslide, presidential election victory in November. The “2020 China Flu” was released from a secure, fail-safe, research lab which employed multiple redundant safety systems. The coronavirus could not get out. It was deliberately released in the 2020 election year.

    China has a long history of influenza “outbreaks” including the “1918 Spanish Flu,” the “1957 Asian Flu” and the “1969 Hong Kong Flu” in which 1 million people died – 100,000 of them Americans. China has long been securely “perfecting” viruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. China is capable of fully safeguarding facilities. China released COVID-19.

    America was not shut down during the “1969 Hong Kong Flu.” America has been shut down due to hysterical and incoherent demands by democrats in 2020 in order to take full advantage of the “crisis” the democrats created – in order to destroy President Trump.

    Fukushima was hit by two natural disasters. Wuhan was hit by none.

    The “2020 China Flu” was released…

    “In An Election Year.”

  3. Trump-Ordered Prosecution Of McCabe Fell Apart. Insufficient Evidence Cited.

    In August 2019, McCabe filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the DOJ, saying his firing, which took effect only hours before his scheduled retirement, was the result of improper political interference by the president. His suit says he is “entitled to his full law enforcement pension and all other benefits, privileges, and rights currently being withheld”.

    In early 2019, Attorney General Bill Barr assigned prosecutor John Durham to conduct a criminal investigation into FBI leaks. On September 30, 2019, it was reported that Durham had offered McCabe a plea deal that McCabe had rejected. McCabe and his attorney’s denied having been offered the plea deal.

    In a court proceeding the same day Federal Judge Reggie B. Walton heard arguments stemming from a July 30, 2018 lawsuit filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington because the FBI had been unresponsive to its March FOIA. The DOJ had requested an exemption from the FOIA because “records or information could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings.”

    Judge Walton told federal prosecutors that they needed to either file charges against McCabe or drop the investigation, saying “This is just dragging too long.” The judge gave prosecutors a November 15, 2019 deadline to file charges, saying he would order the release of the documents after that date if no charges had been filed.

    In a November 14, 2019 hearing, Walton excoriated prosecutors, suggesting they were stalling a decision whether to charge McCabe by using a “smoke screen” to deceive the judge and continue the hold on the release of the documents, which he released.

    In December 2019, Trump nominated the DOJ official with oversight on the case, Liu, to serve as an undersecretary in the Treasury Department. The next month Liu determined there was insufficient evidence to indict McCabe, and on February 1, 2020, she was transferred to the Treasury Department to await her confirmation, as Barr replaced her with his close advisor Timothy Shea. Hearings for the confirmation were scheduled to begin on February 14.

    On February 11, Trump abruptly withdrew Liu’s nomination and she resigned from the government the next day. On February 14, 2020, the DOJ advised McCabe’s attorneys that he would not be prosecuted. Later that day, The Hill stated: “(S)ome have questioned whether the decision Friday to drop possible charges is an attempt to quell controversy surrounding the Justice Department’s recommended sentencing for longtime Trump aide Roger Stone, which was reduced after complaints by the president.” and also quoted McCabe himself, who stated: “I don’t think I’ll ever be free of this President and his maniacal rage that he’s directed towards me and my wife since October of 2016 for absolutely no reason whatsoever,”

    In a February 15, 2020 tweet, Trump stated: “IG RECOMMENDED MCCABE’S FIRING”. The OIG made no such recommendation, having stated at the end of its report: “The OIG is issuing this report to the FBI for such action that it deems to be appropriate.”

    Edited From: “Andrew McCabe”, Wikipedia

    1. Dumb, dumb, dumb! The President can’t order an investigation! Unless his AG is Eric Holder! You likely are unable to distinguish the difference in talking vs ordering. Why would he jeopardize the DOJ & the Office of The President?
      Is the prosecution of McCabe over with? what do you know and how?
      And this is all from McCabe’s wiki page?
      BUT I will wait for Durham’s report.

  4. Hate Speech. Interesting aside. It is reported that the San Antonio city council is passing a resolution against hate speech and urging citizens to report hate speech to the appropriate authorities.

    Calling the virus a Chinese virus is an example of hate speech.

    Their lawyer should tell them that hate speech is not illegal and that there are no ‘appropriate authorities’ for reporting it.

    I wonder if they are driving straight into liability under Section 1983.

    AG Barr is very busy but perhaps someone in his office could send San Antonio a copy of the Constitution…and Section 1983.

    1. Once again, Young, you have no article to show us. There could be some truth to your assertions, but we honestly dont know what you’re really referring to. It could be primarily a push by one or two city counsel members. Based on what you’re telling us, we have no idea.

      1. Nor do you care apparently. I am not your school master. If it interests you look for it. If not, don’t.

    2. How about calling it the Chinese Communist Party virus? Everyone OK with that?

      1. Mofo– “Chinese Communist Party virus”. I certainly like it. If the Communists had been more like Taiwan the entire world would not be in this filthy, lethal mess.

        1. The Epoch Times has been calling it the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus since the beginning. I tried using the CCP virus as a name earlier but but stopped because I was worried that it might be too confusing even though very accurate. It was exactly Chinese Communist Party that led to the spread and killed so many people.

  5. So his defense is he’s utterly incompetent? What gave clueless the the hint? Sorry Dirty Cop stupid is like clueless is like a Nuremberg Defense,. An Admission of Guilt,.

  6. What Van Grack didn’t inform the court about – and didn’t provide to Flynn – was the newly unsealed January 4, 2017 “Closing Communication” from the FBI Washington Field Office, which recommended the FBI close its investigation of Flynn, as its exhaustive search through government databases “did not yield any information on which to predicate further investigative efforts.”

    Bye bye Van Grack. The DOJ doesn’t need lairs on their payroll. I hope you get referred to the local BAR association and lose your license.

    1. “Bye bye Van Grack.”

      There is a problem. People like Van Grack and the entire upper echalon have tainted the FBI. The question is how many bad criminals or drug traffickers were convicted based on FBI evidence. Will we be seeing a slew of cases opening up?

      1. Van Grack I believe was on loan to the special counsel’s office from one of the U.S. Attorney’s offices. Not FBI.

  7. Since February 2018, Van Grack has been obligated to comply with D.C. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s standing order in the Flynn case to produce all evidence in the government’s possession “that is favorable to defendant and material either to defendant’s guilt or punishment.”

    Van Grack, who led the DOJ’s case against Flynn, has been under scrutiny for claiming to federal court Judge Sullivan, that he had turned over all relevant exculpatory informing involving Flynn, even though a slew of “exculpatory” documents surfaced last week.

    This lying to Judge Sullivan spells the end of Van Grack’s career at the DOJ, as they can’t employ attorneys that lie. Maybe Van Grack will be referred to the Bar Association by the Judge. What do you think?

    1. Van Grack’s had to withdraw from a portfolio of cases he’s been working. Not sure what that means. It might mean he’s radioactive and a danger to successful prosecution in other matters or it might mean something else. I’ll believe he’ll be sanctioned for professional misconduct when it actually happens. IIRC, the shysters who railroaded Sen. Stevens got a slap on the wrist and the other shysters who destroyed Conrad Black’s business received no discipline at all.

    2. Van Crack had an impressive portfolio and then the fish he tried to land, pulled him into the water. he’s done

      Van Crack will go on to make big money in Biglaw, where they reward big failures with partnerships.

      Sidney spanked him so hard, he will never forget.

      Lawyers are not just about making money, they also care about face. he lost a lot of face today!

      Van Crack lost so much face he should just slither off to his Biglaw berth as quickly as he can. Bye bye Crack ! Time to get busy fleecing private sector clients. Your career in “public service” is permanently over.

      1. Evidently he’s 40 years old and spent his adolescence in Rockeville, Md.

        He was for a time employed by a BigLaw firm “Baker Botts”. He’s also listed in the Open Secrets database as an Obama donor in 2008.

        There is in Rockeville a solo practitioner named Steven van Grack.

        Mr. Van Grack was born in 1948, graduated from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School in 1966, and from the University of Maryland College Park in 1970. He’s put in time married to one Gail. I’m betting that’s Brandon van Grack’s papa.

        He was apparently the son of Irving van Grack (b. 1920, d. 1973), who lived his life in and around DC. He was for a time enrolled at the law school at an institute in Washington operated by the Knights of Columbus, thence to work at the Navy Yard, thence to service in the military. Post-war, he evidently made satisfactory coin as a salesman, but died young.

        Irving van Grack was evidently the son of one Leon van Grack, a tailor born in the Pale of Settlement who migrated to the United States in 1914. He spent some time in New Orleans, then migrated to Washington ca. 1919. His wife entered the U.S. in 1912, also from the Pale of Settlement. The family spoke Yiddish at home.

        That’s 100 years and four generations in Washington, two generations of lawyers and three generations of interest in the law.

        Just out of curiosity, I’d be interested to know what Leon van Grack’s name was before he settled on a Dutch brand.

  8. If you’re an honest person who fell for the Russian collusion narrative, you’d be outraged today as the release of Congressional records show

    – Susan Rice
    – Samantha Powers
    – James Clapper

    all saying there was never any evidence of Russian collusion. @Cernovich

  9. The fish wriggles violently in an attempt to free itself from the hook.

    All roads lead to Obama.

    “We will stop him.”

    – Peter Strzok to his FBI paramour, Lisa Page

    “POTUS [Obama] wants to know everything we’re doing.”

    – Lisa Page to her FBI paramour, Peter Strzok

  10. Comey, Schiff, Pelosi, Brennan, McCabe, CNN liars (oxymoron), Nadler, …shooting these liars would be a waste of bullets

    Move them into Andrew Cuomo’s NY State nursing homes.

  11. Turley has gone full blast to deflect and deceive his base of Trump supporters. Turley does know his rubes well and goes with the cult of ignorance to post today’s notes. Mccabes bizarre interview, as Turley calls it, is nothing to what real legal scholars are saying about Barr’s talk with CBS. Turley’s summary of evidence against Trump is copied just like Barr’s summary of the Mueller report.

    1. Fishy – name three of these “real legal scholars” you just referred to. Name them.

      1. Ya know something, you would be surprised by something called Google. They have information that even you could understand, well, maybe not you, but people in general.

        1. Fishy – I’m just asking you to specifically name those “legal scholars” *you* consider to be the “real” ones.

    2. Something very “fishy” about you FishWings. You and your hateful media pals, wouldn’t know “real legal scholars,” if they tripped over them on the way to the rest room. You need to apologize to Prof. Turley and AG Barr, for being as ignorant as you seem on what seems to you to be a joking matter.

      1. I’m sorry that I don’t live to read Trump propaganda infrastructure as fact.

    3. FishWings, Now that the evidence is pouring forth and you can see with your own eyes what a liar Schiff and many of the Democratic operatives were you can reread the Barr summary of the Mueller report and admit you were wrong in your statements about the Barr Summary. The report is at:

      Then we can discuss what you don’t like that Turley has said or will you be mum only to repeat your inept comment again at a later date.

      Virtually every major argument you have made in the past has proven wrong. Aren’t you the least bit embarrased?

    4. Fish calls who a rube? Me? LOL. Real scholars, does not include Turley? ROFLOL

  12. One good thing about the coronavirus shutdown is that airports have been empty for months which means far fewer people have been forced to watch the utter garbage aired daily on fake news CNN.

  13. The fact that McCabe is spinning his own crimes on television “fake news CNN” as a paid “analyst” is absurd in itself. But as we know, the Democrats in power count on the “stupidity of the American people”….

  14. Flynn was accused of giving equivocal and evasive answers to FBI agents in the White House, but no transcript of the conversation exists. Instead, after-the-fact FBI notes of the interview with Strzok and Pientka were the primary evidence — even though the notes indicated that Strzok and Pientka didn’t think Flynn was lying. Repeat: DIDN’T THINK FLYNN WAS LYING.

    Transcripts did exist, however, showing Flynn’s conversations with Russia’s ambassador. The FBI freely and publicly admitted to reviewing those transcripts and clearing Flynn of any wrongdoing.

  15. Usually the rotten apple is pulled from the barrel and the good saved. It looks like the DOJ/FBI collected bad apples at the top and pushed the good aside. The entire barrel looks to have been rotten for a long while. McCabe isn’t alone and he isn’t new.

    Meanwhile, I am astonished that Professor Turley is astonished by CNN deceptions. Deception is their business model.

    1. Young, just so you know that NYState document on the nursing homes is not able to be seen on multiple systems including Safari, Chrome, etc. One person used Microsoft Edge and got it reproduced at least for the time being. Anonymous bragged he was able to get it and produced a copy. Either someone gave it to him or he knows how to deal with certain problems. Even people that are not too bright can learn how to do things but that is not a substitution for being able to think and actually understand things. If he actually had knowedge he would have explained how and why he was able to see the document and show you how you could do it. He apparently can’t and that is the point.

      Anyhow I got ahold of a PDF document just to see if that particular document still exists.

      3 slides down from page 55

      The question is whether or not Democrats are once again trying to hide their embarrasment after causing a tremendous number of deaths due to their stupidity and arrogance.

      1. Allan– Thanks. I want to look at it but will wait till I go to my desktop. Big tech cooperation with political censorship is becoming a very big problem. Perhaps treating them as quasi utilities is a first step. The power company can’t shut off you power because you are a Republican or Democrat. Perhaps a similar legal approach is appropriate for big tech. You hold out an essential public service dominating the field then you don’t get to pick and choose segments of the public you will shutter and demonetize.

      2. “Anonymous bragged he was able to get it and produced a copy. Either someone gave it to him or he knows how to deal with certain problems. Even people that are not too bright can learn how to do things but that is not a substitution for being able to think and actually understand things. If he actually had knowedge he would have explained how and why he was able to see the document and show you how you could do it. He apparently can’t and that is the point.”


        1. That quote belongs to Allan and shows us just how stupid he really is. It’s fun, though, to see him and Youngblood spinning their little wheels and wasting time. SMH. What a couple of doofuses.

          1. Yes, you got the quote right and that is a first for you Anonymous the Stupid.

      3. Allan says:May 8, 2020 at 11:49 AM:

        “Anonymous bragged he was able to get it and produced a copy. Either someone gave it to him or he knows how to deal with certain problems.”

        What a hoot. Keep thinking on it, Allan.

        1. Anonymous the Stupid, what is to think about. Earlier I posted a copy of the document. Start using whatever brain you have and think.

          1. Allan: ” Earlier I posted a copy of the document. ”

            It had already been posted multiple times.

            You’re the one who needs to ‘think’, Allan, old buddy.

            1. Yes, Anonymous the Stupid. Olly provided the http initially. I provided it to Young. Young couldn’t open it probably because NYState is trying to limit the number of viewers. Then you bragged about your ability and posted it. I don’t know which method you used or if your mother helped you but I decided to post it again to demonstrate that anyone can do those things. I wanted it obious that your bragging showed you for the fool you are. You could have told Young how to find it but that would have ended one of the few things you have accomplished.

              Like a dolphin you can be trained to do tricks but unlike a dolphin you cannot think.

              1. Allan says, “…probably because NYState is trying to limit the number of viewers.”

                Sure, buddy.

                So Allan is stupid AND paranoid.


                1. Just because you are Stupid and don’t know how many people died in NY nursing homes because of that directive that placed Covid patients in nursing homes doesn’t mean everyone else is Stupid. You got the name Anonymous the Stupid because it describes you exactly.

                  1. Yep, Allan is behaving…like Allan.

                    As others have said, it’s good that he hangs out on Jonathan Turley’s blog where he can’t do any damage. The real world is too much for a guy like “Allan.”

                    1. Anonymous the Stupid, you seem to hang here as well. Why is a question that cannot be answered because almost all your comments are Stupid and you don’t learn.

          2. “Earlier,” Allan says. Where is it, buddy?

            (Allan needs to post it again so he doesn’t forget how to do it, and to convince himself that he’s not really “stupid” — which is what he calls others.)

            1. I don’t think I asked Anonymous the Stupid where is it. Anonymous the Stupid produced it in his mother’s basement. He thinks it is his road to fame. Maybe, but if he wants fame he concentrate on being a Darwin Award winner.

  16. I can’t believe AT&T let’s CNN get away with this. Thanks John!

    1. Zucker’s business model for CNN is that they maintain market share by appealing to people like Peter, Natacha, and Gainesville (all of whom are looking for emotional validation, not information).

      1. “People who watch MSNBC and CNN exclusively can answer more questions about domestic events than people who watch no news at all. People who only watch Fox did much worse. NPR listeners answered more questions correctly than people in any other category.

        The survey of 1185 random people conducted by landline and cell phone in early February follows a similar poll FDU conducted last November, which surveyed only New Jersey residents and returned similar results….

        The largest effect is that of Fox News: all else being equal, someone who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer just 1.04 domestic questions correctly for a figure which is significantly worse than if they had reported watching no media at all. On the other hand, if they listened only to NPR, they would be expected to answer 1.51 questions correctly; viewers of Sunday morning talk shows fare similarly well. And people watching only The Daily Show with Jon Stewart could answer about 1.42 questions correctly….”

        1. After all this time are you STILL unaware that polls produce the results the purchaser wants? They’re a “prop” to legitimize a narrative; in this case FAUX News viewers are rubes especially compared to sophisticated NPR viewers. Btw I only watch occasional clips from FAUX but do know that those listening to FAUX reporters over the past 4 years consumed less disinfo about the big stories including Spygate, Russiagate, Ukrainegate, Shampeachment and Flynn. The rest of MSM is now nakedly all about programming the Gullibles who still trust the news actors to tell them the truth. Its tragic whats been done, knowingly, to so many people.

          1. Oh, OK. So whatever TIA pulls from his a.. is what you believe?

        2. “NPR listeners answered more questions correctly than people in any other category.”

          Now that the transcripts are out we find that the “NPR” tests have to be regraded and the one’s that wrote the tests failed.

  17. Turley, you’re a hack, plain and simple. Why is GWU still employing you? Do your students know your politics?

    1. From one HACK comes an IDOIC statement. Ah, a IDOIC HACK. Quick take photos of his photo so we can share on social media.

  18. Autocratic governors, deceitful if not filthy FBI leadership, Adam Schiff still has a job….Is this a great country or what! And Obama takes his winnings to Martha’s Vineyard and buys a 12 million dollar mansion. Hail the Green New Deal!

    1. Craig– And after yammering about the catastrophe of rising sea levels and the pending destruction of oceanfront homes, Obama buys a 12 million mansion on the sea front.

      1. Yes see what being a community organizer can do for your CV, not to be confused with a JV?

        we should be thankful that the Left have given Americans so much rope to hang them forevermore


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