The Sussmann trial yesterday had another surprising disclosure when an agent revealed that FBI leadership, including then-Director James Comey, was “fired up” about the alleged secret communications channel between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank. The question is why Comey and others were so reportedly eager given the lack of foundation for the false claim — a record that even the researchers told the Clinton campaign could be mocked as utterly unsupported. Yet, as with the Steele dossier claims (funded and spread by the Clinton campaign) there was a strikingly receptive audience for such claims at the top of the FBI.
The new disclosure came with the testimony of the supervisory agent for the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe (“Crossfire Hurricane”) Joe Pientka. He sent a note to FBI Special Agent Curtis Heide that stated “People on the 7th floor to include Director are fired up about this server,” Pientka messaged Heide. “Did you guys open a case? Reach out and put tools on?”
The description of the eagerness of Comey and others only magnified concerns over the alleged bias or the predisposition of the agency on the investigation of Trump and his campaign. It is particularly striking in an allegation that was viewed as unsupported even by the researchers and quickly dismissed by the government as baseless.
The FBI was fully politicized and Hillary Clinton needs to be held accountable. The damage she did should permanently put her presidential dreams to sleep. It's over and she doesn't need to be treated as some elder spokesperson whose thoughts we need to hear.
When she's ready to apologize for deceiving the country, I want to see her on TV. Not until then. Never until then.
"Media: We wonder, We wa wa wa wa wonder " (Ava and C.I., THE THIRD ESTATE SUNDAY REVIEW):
Conrad e-mailed this site to say too much was being made of the trial.
Too much of this trial? We're assuming Conrad is too young to remember the OJ trial.
We don't believe too much is being made of the trial. A woman has accused a man of abuse. We don't believe her. Her charges have hurt his ability to work. We think people need to be asking about Amber and why she gets with men. She used to hide the women she was involved with. She had a lot of physical altercations with those women.
One of us asked her when she married Johnny what was she after? She was going to be faithful to Johnny for the rest of her life? As expected, she couldn't even be faithful to him for the first year of marriage -- many men and many more women were involved with Amber.
She's an abuser and society struggles to grasp that men can be the victims of domestic abuse. They have the power -- some idiots insist -- some female idiots insist.
They mean the strength. And, yes, in many cases a man in a relationship with a woman is physically stronger.
For that reason, many men, when hit do not strike back.
There are many forms of power -- including Amber's gift of manipulation.
In a society that struggles -- sometimes refuses -- to see that men can be abused by women, we'd argue this is an important case.
C.I.'s going to touch on that topic in tomorrow's snapshot because of a very bad NPR 'report' that was brought to her attention. So look for that.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Joe Biden continues to persecute Julian Assange, possible plot against Bully Boy Bush, the stalemate continues in Iraq . . .
US President Joe Biden continues to persecute Julian Assange for Julian's 'crime' of reporting the truth. The world watches as Joe targets Julian and declares war on a free press. At SCHEERPOST, Joe Lauria notes:
At some point during the next nine days, British Home Secretary Priti Patel will decide whether or not to extradite imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to the United States to face espionage charges for publishing accurate information revealing U.S. war crimes.
Pressure is building from both sides on the home secretary. Press freedom and human rights organizations, a Nobel laureate, the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner, journalists and Assange supporters have appealed to Patel to let Assange go.
While it would be deemed improper for outside influence to be brought on judges, it would not be fanciful to imagine that behind the scenes Patel is getting the message from the U.S. Department of Justice and possibly from U.S. and U.K. intelligence services about what is expected of her.
The home secretary should know without prodding what the U.S. and British governments want her to do. Patel is a highly-ambitious politician who no doubt will calculate how her decision will impact her career.
“Politicians think about their next election, they think about their voters … that’s what makes them tick,” Kristinn Hrafnnson, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, told Consortium News at a protest outside the Home Office in London last Wednesday. “For the first time it’s in the hands of a politician, and Priti Patel, if she wants to think about her legacy … she should do the right thing.”
Really, Joe? Then maybe we should all be applying pressure to Joe Biden who faces a huge upset in the mid-terms. Joe Biden is the one who can end it. Joe can drop the charges immediately. The left -- faux and real -- has been so pathetic for years now. With few exceptions, they refuse to make demands. Joe L wants yu to scare a British politician. But Joe L is Americn. And Joe Biden is American. We're getting as pathetic as that blogger Luke back in 2005 and 2005, remember him? An Australian citizen blogging from Australia who spent every day railing against Bully Boy Bush and Tony Blair for the Iraq War yet never calling out John Howard. He was the ruler of Australia. But Luke was too pathetic to call out the politician in his own coutry.
That's how Joe L is looking right now.
Joe Biden can end this. Joe Biden should end this. But when you're doing everything but demanding Joe Biden end it, you're not really doing anything except looking pathetic.
do we want to game this thing out?
Let's say Joe L gets what he wants and the British politician refuses to hand Julian over to the US. That becomes the official position. So they release Julian and allow him to book a flight to Australia. Do you think the US government grabs him at tHeathrow Airport or do you think they wait until he lands in Austraia and they grab him there?
Because that it what would likely happen.
Both the UK and the Australian government would likely be very cooperative with the US government and possibly even assist.
And Julian would be disappeared.
Joe L is trying to plug holes on the sinking boat Julian's trapped on instead of rescuing him.
Joe Biden has got to be pressured to stop this persecution.
And that means some of the timid on the left need to find their voices and use them.
Some idiot e-mailed the public account about how happy I must be that ISIS went after Bully Boy Bush. First off, did they?
I think they have more on their plate and this was probably some wanna-be. I could be wrong.
But, no, I don't want Bully Boou Bush murdered. That's too easy for him. I want him to be shunned, I want him -- and his family -- to know that blood is on his hands and will be forever more. I want him to be haunted by the ghosts of dead Iraqis to the point that he fears sleep.
I wouldn't mind seeing him in prison but I don't want him murdered.
You murder him and you create sympathy and the revisionary nonsense that's already taken place with regards to that War Criminal gets even more intense.
He is an awful man. If you use violence on him, you are helping him. All we need to combat Bully Boy Bush is our voices. We need to boo him when he tries to go out in public. We need to remind him over one million Iraqis are dead because of him. And we need to make it clear to an idiot like him, even him, that it is not a joking matter and we are not laughing.
Killing him is too easy.
And it's also the weakest move you can make. He needs to be Glenn Close t the end of DANGEROS LIASONS.
Alina Romanowski was finally sworn in as US Ambassador to Iraq yesterday. US Vice President Kamala Harris swore her in. Hopefully, she can now leave DC and head to Iraq.
Iraq where the political stalemate continues. Elections were held October 10th and still no prime minister, still no president. Only the foolish observers were shocked by the Iraqi court ruling tht the holdover prime minister does not have the power to implement long range plans for Iraq. Maybe now, observers will start to take the stalemate seriously?
We're 16 days away from eight months since the election and the rulers can't pull it together still. Will every US reporter who hailed Moqtada back in October as a "kingmaker" step forward so we can mock them?
There was never a reason to make that claim. He had no pattern of being a kingmaker. He was an ineffective cleric who ran in and out of Iraq anytime he thought the bench warrant against him was going to be issued.
His hold on his cult has grown less and less. There are very real complaints against him coming out of even Sadr City -- the slum he holds sway over that has seen no improvements despite his so-called rise to power. His voters showed up in lower numbers in the October election.
He's at his weakest. The young Shi'ites mock him publicly.
But ignoring all of this, US observers kept insisting that he was a kingmaker. Still want to pimp that claim today?
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