Beware the Eephus: Washington on Edge As Durham Prepares Possible Indictments and Report

Below is my column in The Hill on recent reports of grand jury testimony in the Durham investigation. The implications of the grand jury — and the eventual report — have rattled folks in the Beltway this week . . . for good reason.

Here is the column:

This week Texas Rangers infielder Brock Holt became a baseball legend when he went to the mound and threw an “eephus,” a high-arching, off-speed pitch, in a game against the Athletics. It is believed to be the slowest pitch recorded in MLB history, and A’s batter Josh Harrison stood in disbelief as the 31 mph pitch was called a strike. Harrison just laughed in amazement.

Pirates outfielder Maurice Van Robays coined the term in the 1946 All-Star Game, explaining, “Eephus ain’t nothing, and that’s a nothing pitch.” But as Holt demonstrated, sometimes a “nothing” slow pitch can amount to a great deal.

That is equally true about the occasional criminal eephus that takes everyone by surprise. For example, U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation has been slow in coming, but on Friday, a report surfaced that he is pitching evidence to a grand jury in an investigation started back in May 2019. The Durham investigation is now longer in duration than former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, and many people long forgot that Durham — made a special counsel at the end of the Trump administration — was even still in the game.

The report in The Wall Street Journal said Durham is presenting evidence against FBI agents and possibly others in the use of false information or tips at the start of the Russia investigation in 2016. Those “others” could include a virtual who’s who of Washington politics, and even if they are not indicted, Durham could implicate some of the most powerful figures in politics in his final report, expected in the coming months.

Even for those of us who followed and wrote on the Russia investigation for five years, much has been revealed in the last year. It was disclosed in October, for instance, that President Obama was briefed by his CIA director, John Brennan, on July 28, 2016, on intelligence suggesting that Hillary Clinton planned to tie then-candidate Donald Trump to Russia as “a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.” The date was significant because the Russia investigation was initiated July 31, 2016, just three days later.

Throughout the campaign, the Clinton campaign denied any involvement in the creation of the so-called Steele dossier’s allegations of Trump-Russia connections. However, weeks after the election, journalists discovered that the Clinton campaign hid payments for the dossier made to a research firm, Fusion GPS, as “legal fees” among the $5.6 million paid to the campaign’s law firm. New York Times reporter Ken Vogel said at the time that Clinton lawyer Marc Elias, with the law firm of Perkins Coie, denied involvement in the anti-Trump dossier. When Vogel tried to report the story, he said, Elias “pushed back vigorously, saying ‘You (or your sources) are wrong.’” Times reporter Maggie Haberman declared, “Folks involved in funding this lied about it, and with sanctimony, for a year.”

It was not just reporters who asked the Clinton campaign about its role in the Steele dossier. John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, was questioned by Congress and denied categorically any contractual agreement with Fusion GPS. Sitting beside him was Elias, who reportedly said nothing to correct the misleading information given to Congress.

It was later revealed that American intelligence viewed Steele as unreliable and believed his dossier was used by Russian intelligence to plant disinformation. Later reports show that Steele shopped the information to any reporters who would listen before the election and that there was an effort to get the information to trusted figures in the Justice Department.

This cross-pollination between the campaign and the Justice Department was evident in the strange role of Bruce Ohr, a senior Justice official who was later demoted for concealing his meetings with people pushing the Steele dossier; his wife, Nellie Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS as a researcher on Trump’s purported connections to Russia. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz subsequently found that Bruce Ohr acted improperly and committed “consequential errors in judgment.”

Others are reported in some media accounts to be in Durham’s crosshairs, including an analyst at the liberal Brookings Institution, Igor Danchenko, who was a source for part of the dossier and the subject of a Durham subpoena. Danchenko has been linked to a source viewed by American intelligence as a conduit for Russian disinformation and reportedly was investigated as a possible national security threat, according to at least one news report.

Durham also is reportedly looking into information concerning Alfa Bank, a privately owned commercial bank in Russia. That information led to possible access to the Trump campaign server. The Alfa Bank controversy is likely to make a number of powerful people particularly uneasy. Clinton campaign-linked figures such as Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson allegedly pushed the debunked claim that the Trump campaign had a server linked directly to the bank, which in turn was linked to Vladimir Putin and his cronies. The Alfa Bank conspiracy reportedly was pitched to the Justice Department, including in contacts with Bruce Ohr.

For many individuals, the statute of limitations may have passed on any alleged crimes. But the truth brought to light in any final report could result a public indictment of sorts.

Attorney General Merrick Garland may face some pressure to refuse to reauthorize a continuation of the Durham investigation, but he is likely to continue that support. After all, the Mueller investigation and various damaging investigations targeting Trump officials were approved and protected by his predecessor, William Barr.

The final fight may be over the report itself. Many in Congress and the media may not want it to see the light of day since it is likely to be an indictment not just of the FBI but of the establishment and an enabling media. Yet these same figures demanded “full transparency” over the Mueller report, including secret grand jury material barred from release under federal law. Even in a city that lives on political spin, reversing that narrative to demand secrecy or major redactions may be difficult to achieve in front of an increasingly distrustful public.

Thus, John Durham may be the slowest pitcher of all major league federal prosecutors — but a wide array of powerful people are afraid they may be called out at the plate by what he is about to let fly.

Jonathan Turley is the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University. You can find his updates on Twitter @JonathanTurley.

212 thoughts on “Beware the Eephus: Washington on Edge As Durham Prepares Possible Indictments and Report”

  1. Durham’s been preparing “a report” or “indictments” or something or other since about 2017. If I was that slow getting my homework in, I’d have graduated high school without doing a damm thing!

  2. Does the author believe anything will come from Durham? If it wasn’t so serious it would be comical.

    1. The Deep Deep State will speak through John “Dudley Do-Right” Durham.

      The Deep Deep State told the world that Pearl Harbor was not threatened by imminent Japanese attack, that Lee Harvey Oswald killed John F. Kennedy, that Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Kilgallen committed suicide, that Sirhan Killed RFK, that the North Vietnamese attacked the U.S. Navy in the Gulf of Tonkin, that a few crazy Saudis brought down the Twin Towers (not controlled demolition by Mossad), and, the one I like the most, that Flight 800 sustained the one and only “spontaneous fuel tank explosion,” after 51 years of Boeing 747 flight, when, in fact, it was shot down by the U.S. Navy during a practice exercise in the Atlantic, east of New York City, three months before the presidential election in which Bill “I-Did-Not-Have-Sex-With-That-Woman” Clinton was desperately seeking to retain power.

      “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

      – William Casey, CIA Director

    2. It is so laughable, so hysterically over the top, that ANYONE would think Durham is going to accomplish anything positive with his report. He was brought in by Barr, and we know what a POS he was. So the dinner theater continues, with crappy food, a sorry plot and weary actors…

  3. Give me a break!!! Expect absolutely nothing to come of this as everything before it has regarding Democrats! The DOJ is corrupt, political, and an insult to the Law! Who’s he going after, the janitor? Never interviewed any of the top players, not even the middle level ones from what I heard over a year ago! By the way, it was supposed to come out in the early spring of last year remember? So here we are, a complete sham now existing to justify his investagations incompetence! This will go down alone with the Mueller report as what government does to justify burning money!
    Frankly, at this point this group should be charged with obstruction of justice, as should the Mueller team! Well that’s not quite fair, the Mueller team was trying to fabricate a crime to then charge innocent people! Whatever happened to their cell phones, records again media?
    Let’s say he actually can deliver on this regarding higher up players. What court does he bring it to? Who in the media covers it?
    Expect results, like the IRS, Benghazi, fast and furious, our 2020 election inquiries just to begin with!
    It’s a sad commentary on the reality of what total power has done to even Constitutional law.
    No? How’s those investigations into Hunter Biden, and Dad going? The Obama, Clinton servers? Name it!

  4. Reuters article today on U.S. efforts in Afghanistan. The title to the article says that 5he failure if the Afghan military was the fault of the U S military
    Ever try to teach a retard how to play chess?

    1. Wel golliy youin’s sure know how usins are so uniteligent, but as papy sayin take one to knowin one! An Papy sure were a smarty fella graduuatte Sixth grade, he’d use to say don’t ever talk unkindly about someone you know nothen’s bout.

    1. There will be no high level individuals that amount to anything that will face any charges. And IF there are, they will be dismissed in court quite quickly.

    1. A nothing burger; low lever offenders; MAYBE VIOLATED LAW; millions of taxpayers’ dollars wasted on an investigation THAT DOES NOT TAKE DOWN THE CABAL! WTH! Seems like the Jan 6 D.C. 500 are way worse than all those that tired to commit a coup against a duly elected sitting POTUS Trump! WTH! Americans DO NOT TRUST ANYONE IN GOVERNMENT. American citizens continue to get raped while the predators under color of the law, get pleasured. WTF!

  5. I would opine that even if not presented by Durham, the Coup attempt was headed up by Obama and Biden. Did Susan Rice not say; that Obama wanted to be kept in the loop and do everything by the book?

    1. And yet they are both dancing and singing on Martha’s Vineyard with tens of millions of US taxpayer dollars as reward for an attempted coup de tat of the US govt. The establishment govt needs to be blown apart, dispersed across the land to never reassemble. Truly a swamp of crony, corrupt politics.

    2. Didn’t John McCain escallate the Steele Dossier? It would be interesting to find out if he knew it was a fraud and then still used it to forward the coup.

  6. How to destroy the United States National Security as quickly as possible:
    1. Make us energy dependent.
    2. Prove our infrastructure is vulnerable to attacks without repercussions.
    3. Inject CRT into our military to destroy unit cohesion.
    4. Defund the police.
    5. Turn American cities into warzones.
    6. Waive sanctions on Russia to export oil and gas to our allies.
    7. Have S. Korea release $7 billion in frozen Iranian assets.
    8. Stop building our southern border wall.
    9. Allow a flood of illegal migrants from all over the world to cross our southern border.
    10. Turn Afghanistan into a breeding ground for worldwide terrorism.
    11. Create a race war in the United States.
    12. Make Americans dependent on the state.
    13. Create out of control inflation.

    I’m sure to have missed something. Is there one thing our government has done this year to improve our national security?

      1. “As the Senate prepares to sit in judgment on Mr. Trump, we should be wary of the excuses put forward by his defenders — that his conviction will only divide the country further, that we should simply move on. No: It is far too late for appeasement. Those of us versed in counterinsurgency know that in violent extremism nothing succeeds like success, and that the opposite is also true,” Grenier wrote.

        Actually, al Qaeda in Iraq was propped up by the United States. As I reported in 2016 in an article shared by President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton receiving a secret memo stating the Obama administration’s support for al Qaeda in Iraq. But apparently the Deep State is not supporting the Capitol protesters in 2021, as they have made abundantly clear.

        Meanwhile, the Washington Examiner ran an op-ed by Kevin Carroll, former CIA officer and counselor to a House committee and the Secretary of Homeland Security, in which Carroll compared the protesters to al Qaeda.

        “I woke up in my Manhattan apartment as a Wall Street law firm associate on Sept. 12, 2001, worrying how America could stop the next attack. I woke up as a combat veteran in my suburban Washington, D.C., house on Jan. 7, 2021, equally worried. But I also remember what helped America last time. We defeated al Qaeda and can do the same to the fascist thugs who attacked our democracy last month. But only if we take similar hard measures against the enemy within,” Carroll wrote.

        There’s that same term Pelosi used: “the enemy within.” Deep State talking points, anyone?

        Of course, the United States Deep State did not actually defeat al Qaeda, or even really try to. As NATIONAL FILE reported: Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan previously told his then-boss Hillary Clinton that al Qaeda “is on our side in Syria,” making it clear that the globalist Democrat regime is willing to ally with jihadist groups in order to affect regime change in places where nationalists like Bashar al-Assad reign.

        Sullivan told Clinton in 2012 that “AQ is on our side in Syria.” Sullivan referred in his email to the following note: “AL-ZAWAHIRI URGES MUSLIM SUPPORT FOR OPPOSITION (U) Al-Qaida leader al-Zawahiri called on Muslims in Turkey and the Middle East to aid rebel forces in their fight against supporters of Syrian President Asad in an interne video recording. Al-Zawahiri also urged the Syrian people not to rely on the AL, Turkey, or the United States for assistance…)”

        Ayman al-Zawahiri literally took over as the head of al Qaeda when Osama bin Laden was killed. Not surprisingly for those who have read Sullivan’s email, al-Zawahiri is still operating and causing destabilization in the world.

        The email from Sullivan to Clinton was released by Wikileaks.

        I reported in 2016 that Hillary Clinton received a memo stating U.S. support for al Qaeda in Iraq, which developed into ISIS, and my article was shared by future President Donald Trump. Clearly, people on the Independent Right and Left know that the neoliberal globalist regime is making matters worse in the Middle East by pitting highly radicalized terrorist groups against their nationalist opponents like Assad, who might end up getting toppled during the Biden presidency. What will replace Assad? The globalist Democrats do not seem to care.

        Patrick Howley

    1. 15. Refuse to hold China accountable for the pandemic and Uyghur genocide.

      16. Allow over 1 minion illegal immigrants to cross the border, some with Covid, some getting Covid during intake, and then releasing them into the rest of the population during a global pandemic.

      17. Failing to evacuate in an orderly fashion Afghanis who helped our military, leaving many to be killed. This created a panic. People who think they won’t be left behind don’t climb onto jet aircraft to fall to their deaths. This sent the clear message to our allies that the US will betray them. Don’t cooperate, because when we leave, you’ll be left high and dry.

      But at least we have the military to protect us. Having two moms will strike terror into the hearts of our nation’s enemies

      1. 15. There’s no proof China is “responsible” for the pandemic.

        16. Biden didn’t “allow” migrants to come here. By law, they are entitled to come and apply for asylum. That doesn’t mean they are entitled to stay.

        17. Yahoo TV
        Former ambassador to Afghanistan blames Taliban surge on Trump ‘delegitimizing’ Afghan government
        Stephen Proctor
        Fri, August 13, 2021, 3:59 AM

        Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker appeared Thursday on Anderson Cooper 360, where he blamed former President Trump for the Taliban’s recent surge in the country. Trump had planned to meet with Taliban leaders and the Afghan president at Camp David in 2019. After the meeting was canceled, a U.S. representative for Afghanistan met with Taliban leaders in Qatar in February 2020, where both sides signed a peace agreement. It’s at that meeting that Crocker believes the current situation in Afghanistan was born. Not only were there no representatives from the Afghan government present at the meeting, but Afghanistan was asked to make certain concessions to the Taliban.

        “In my view, we bear a major responsibility for this. Began under President Trump when he authorized negotiations between the U.S. and the Taliban without the Afghan government in the room. That was a key Taliban demand. We acceded to it, and it was a huge demoralizing factor for the Afghan government and its security forces,” Crocker said. “We pressed them to release 5,000 Taliban prisoners. Eventually they did it, and watched them go back into the fight against the people who released them. So this is a year and a half worth of demoralization.

        No one has been killed yet. Trump is the one who turned loose 5,000 Taliban who turned against us. Trump’s incompetence in failing to include the Afghan government in talks with Taliban, but agreeing to concessions on their part, resulted in demoralization, refusal to pay their military, and making them agreeable to being bribed. None of this is Biden’s fault.

        As usual, you don’t know what you’re talking about, and are merely repeating what you heard during your daily affirmation.

        1. “None of this is Biden’s fault.”

          It’s embarrassing that President Biden is the Commander in Chief presiding over the botched exit and doesn’t think HE should stand and be questioned by anyone about anything his administration is doing. It’s astoundingly arrogant. Biden hurried back to hiding out at Camp David like a coward.

          Astounding arrogance. Shameful cowardice. Not sure which is worse. Biden deserves no respect for his appalling lack of leadership.

  7. I can’t believe Turley’s going back over the “Steele Dossier” non story, other than the fact that he’s being paid to do so. The “Steele Dossier” was NOT the impetus for the Mueller investigation. Read the report. And… the “Steele Dossier” was started by a Republican who opposed Trump in the primary. He turned over what he had found to the Clinton Campaign. So, the Clinton Campaign did NOT start the investigations that resulted in the “Steele Dossier”, either.

    Turley’s efforts to defend Trump are becoming pathetic now. He claims: “Trump’s purported connections to Russia.”. Trump’s campaign connections to Russia are documented. Russian hackers helped him cheat by spreading lies about Hillary Clinton on social media in districts to which they were directed by Trump’s campaign. Turley: did you forget about all of the guilty pleas, guilty verdicts and sentences for Trump campaign officials?

    1. Just to highlight how uninformed natacha really is. IF the Steele dossier was not the impetus for the Mueller Special Counsel. What exactly did trigger the appointment?
      Before anyone answers, I’ll give you a freebie to help you save face.
      Jan 4th 2017 the FBI investigators sent their letter the FBI brass that the had NO DEROGATORY information concerning President Trump, his campaign or his transition team. They also informed the 7th floor that the Intelligence Community, also reported zero intelligence ever existed concerning President Trump, etal.

      That the problem with the Russia Hoax. There are reams of govt documents proving the absence of evidence.

      1. George Popadopoulos popping off in a bar in London to an Australian diplomat about connections between the Trump campaign and the Russians. That’s what got the Mueller investigation going. C’mon…, this is common knowledge.


        1. George Popadopoulos popping off in a bar in London

          I saved that lie back. I knew somebody, that has never had the intellectual curiosity to read the available public documents, of which their ate tens of thousands. would regurgitate a fake talking point.

          Popadopoulos was the trigger. Mueller never interviewed the person that started it all. Why? The testimony would have been part the record ,a record the IC and FBI can not make public. There is also a recording of the conversation. Strange that, for a chance meeting. You can also take a look at how many other people were at that chance meeting and notice how many have been used in the past as CHS.
          Since there was no interview, the single question was never asked, Who told Popadoupolus? Was it CHS Halper? or CHS Mitsuf?

        2. The disciples don’t care about “knowledge” or facts–they believe what the alt-right tells them, and they keep repeating the lie that the Steele Dossier was the impetus.

  8. The puppet string holders won’t want Biden to take the blame. Then who? Perhaps the military? Bad advice to the President?

    Then wonders who will be ‘Admiral Byng’ this time around? General Milley seems possible. He looks like he would like to spend more time with his family.

    1. Neither the Taliban nor the American Founders allowed women and the “poor” to vote.

      The vote in America need only be sufficient to accomplish the placing of a strong hand on the tiller of the dominion of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

      The 19th Dumbmendment was a death sentence for America, causing abortion to decimate the nation, the fertility rate to fall into a “death spiral,” Americans to be diluted into extinction and the population to be imported of foreign parasites.

      1. The Constitution does not include diversity clauses that enable affirmative discrimination by sex or economic class. For that matter, it didn’t allow affirmative discrimination by age (e.g. planned parent/hood) either, which followed with social progress.

        1. The Constitution provides freedom, not socialism and social progress. You’re confusing government with your church, your moral and religion principles.

          Congress has no power to mandate whom Americans accept or reject.

          The right to private property provides the owner the sole power to “claim and exercise dominion” over his private property.

          Freedom of speech, thought, religion, belief, assembly, segregation, propagation, press and every other, conceivable, natural and God-given right, freedom, privilege and immunity, per the 9th Amendment, are provided to individual Americans by the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

          At the same time, government, Congress, has the power to tax for only “…general Welfare…,” omitting and, thereby, excluding any power to tax for individual or specific welfare, redistribution of wealth or charity. The entire, American, redistributionist, welfare state is irrefutably unconstitutional.

          And Congress has no power to regulate anything other than money, commerce and land and naval Forces.

          Individual Americans enjoy maximal freedom while Congress, the government, is severely limited and restricted.

          Americans most certainly have the right and freedom to discriminate. If Americans cannot discriminate, Americans cannot be free. No minority has any constitutional power to deny any American his manifest constitutional rights, freedoms, privileges and immunities, based simply on the fact that he’s a minority. No success is guaranteed by the Constitution.

          You’re wittingly, unwittingly or insidiously conflating violence with opinions on race.

          All men are created equal, but after creation, all men succeed or fail on their merits.

          People must adapt to the outcomes of freedom.

          Freedom does not adapt to people, dictatorship does.

      2. To George, August 16, 2021 at 3:42 PM

        I don’t know, George—there are lots of dumb men and rich people in the world, too…

        1. I agree. The debate is the same as the debate over whether a representative in a black district must be, similarly, black, when a white man could certainly be as competent a representative as a black, perhaps more so. The function of the vote is to support and perpetuate the dominion of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Men do that well while additional voters are redundant and superfluous. Ben Franklin told us that America is a restricted-vote republic of citizens “entitled” to vote, distinctly not a one man, one vote democracy, which will wither on the vine by voting itself largesse from the treasury. The republic of the American Founders is the same as the republic of China, a relatively small, core group of citizens entitled to vote. The critical difference in America is the dominion of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The vote should have remained severely restricted and of greater import and power. It has been diluted into irrelevance. Women have influence in the world, you must agree. What the radical feminists want is control, nay, a hysterical and incoherent dictatorship of the gynocracy.

  9. On a humorous note – Probably the most infamous Eephus pitch was by the N.Y. Yankees’ Steve Hamilton against the Cleveland Indians’ Tony Horton. Hamilton struck out Horton on 2 consecutive ‘folly floaters’ (Hamilton’s name for the pitch). After striking out, Horton crawled back to the dugout in shame.

  10. FACT:

    The Obama Coup D’etat in America is the most egregious abuse of power and the most prodigious crime in American political history.

    The co-conspirators are:

    Kevin Clinesmith, Bill Taylor, Eric Ciaramella, Rosenstein, Mueller/Team, Andrew Weissmann,

    James Comey, Christopher Wray, McCabe, Strozk, Page, Laycock, Kadzic,

    Sally Yates, James Baker, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Priestap, Kortan, Campbell,

    Sir Richard Dearlove, Christopher Steele, Simpson, Joseph Mifsud,

    Alexander Downer, Stefan “The Walrus” Halper, Azra Turk, Kerry, Hillary,

    Huma, Mills, Brennan, Gina Haspel, Clapper, Lerner, Farkas, Power, Lynch,

    Rice, Jarrett, Holder, Brazile, Sessions (patsy), Nadler, Schiff, Pelosi, Obama,

    Joe Biden, James E. Boasberg, Emmet Sullivan, et al.

    1. I copied and pasted these names into my “little list”, to be used when anarchy starts and there are no more laws–“I’ve got a little list, they never will be missed . . .”

      1. Understanding that Obama released the Taliban commanders America now faces in Afghanistan, it is proven fact that Obama et al. engaged “…in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort…” and that he and his co-conspirators committed actionable constitutional treason against the United States of America. This is but one instance of Obama’s foreign allegiance and betrayal.

  11. All I can say to someone like the Professor is: do you still think Biden’s inauguration speech was one of the most moving things you ever saw in your life? Do you finally believe that these people on the left lie to you, right to your face, with repercussions that impact the entire planet?

    1. Damn! Who would’ve thought the Uniter in Chief actually had Afghanistan in mind when he was talking about uniting a country. 👳‍♂️😱

  12. Not quite sure what’s worse an attempt to topple a legitimate elected President, a fraud of an election thereafter to keep him from another term or the denial of his free speech by oligarchs? One thing for sure Americans better wake up to what’s going on this just might be the bottom of the ninth.

    1. Herr Drumpfenfuhrer lost. Get over it. There was no conspiracy among various state election officials to throw the election to Biden. No, Trump lost because he failed to govern.

      1. President Donald J. Trump is the President of the United States.

        Joke Biden was illegally ensconced by the Deep Deep State after it stole the election.


        It happens!

        “Myanmar coup: Does the army have evidence of voter fraud?” – 2/5/21

        A military coup fueled by allegations of electoral fraud has led to the removal and arrest of Myanmar’s democratically-elected leaders.

        The army’s move has been condemned inside and outside Myanmar, also known as Burma, but do its claims about voter fraud stand up to scrutiny?
        What has the army said?

        In the days before the coup, the military declared that more than eight million cases of potential voting fraud had been uncovered relating to the 8 November election.

        Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide victory with more than 80% of the seats at stake.

        “There was terrible fraud in the voter list during the democratic general election,” General Min Aung Hlaing announced on TV after seizing power. The country’s election commission failed to address their findings, says the army.

        – BBC News

  13. Uncle Joe is singing that song

    Everyone considered him the coward of the county

    He’d never stood one single time to prove the county wrong. His mama named him Tommy, but folks just called him Yellow.
    But something always told me, they were reading Tommy wrong.

    He was only ten years old when his daddy died in prison

    I looked after Tommy, ’cause he was my brother’s son. I still recall the final words my brother said to Tommy
    “Son, my life is over, but yours has just begun”. “Promise me, son, not to do the things I’ve done. Walk away from trouble if you can.

    Now it won’t mean you’re weak if you turn the other cheek
    I hope you’re old enough to understand. Son, you don’t have to fight to be a man.

  14. If there were ever a reason to remove a US President via 25th Amendment because he is physically or psychologically unable to lead, that would be now. Enough of the pretending that Biden is mentally competent. Not even our US allies tolerate that malarky anymore.

  15. The John “Dudley Do-Right” Durham Report

    And the impeccable, irrefutable Warren Report claimed that Oswald did it all alone, oh, and so did Sirhan, oh, and Flight 800 sustained a “spontaneous fuel tank explosion,” oh, and Epstein committed suicide, oh, and the Twin Towers weren’t vaporized by a “controlled demolition” conducted by Mossad, oh, and Saddam had WMD, and Roosevelt had absolutely no idea the Japanese were on their way to Pearl Harbor, oh, and the Vietnamese attacked the U.S. Navy in the Gulf of Tonkin, oh, and…

  16. To follow the Eephus analogy, the long slow pitch gives a runner on first base time to steal second. Perhaps the most telling comment in JT’s post is that many of the perpetrators may well be home free on a statute of limitations defense. We have long known the basic contours of what happened. Many Americans lack confidence that the perpetrators will ever face justice, except maybe for some low level bagmen like Kevin Klinesmith who get off with a slap on the wrist. Meanwhile. the perpetrators are safe at second, confident that they will be driven home by the next batter and score the winning run for their team.

    1. When you have a conspiracy. The clock is reset. So you don’t have the statute of limitations to worry about.
      But you do have to show that there was a conspiracy at play.

      Clearly here you can show that in spades.

      (Actually the clock starts w the last act of the conspiracy… so when did that happen? )

      1. To: Anonymous (G), August 16, 2021 at 1:05 PM

        Never knew that before…hope you’re right!

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