Graham Agrees to Have Mueller Testify to Senate

Looks like “Leningrad Lindsey” Graham may be setting up a trap — for himself: Sen. Graham says Mueller may be invited to testify in wake of op-ed on Trump’s commutation of Stone sentence Actually, that’s “will,” not “may”: “Apparently Mr. Mueller is willing — and also capable — of defending the Mueller investigation through an…

Flynn charges could be dropped just as new Mueller documents are unsealed

Remember that DoJ dropping charges against Flynn is being done in the context of a diversion and a pandemic. There are Mueller investigation files being unsealed. With imminent release of #RussiaTranscripts Fox News is already spinning it as raising doubts about @RepAdamSchiff saying there was evidence of collusion. So, here's a reminder: Mueller Report found…

The Michael Cohen book is coming out before election day (and Trump is scared shiftless)

Trump’s ex-lawyer has not been shiftless while hiding his light under a gray-bar bushel.   Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has spent his time behind bars writing a potentially explosive tell-all book about life with the president, reports say. Three people familiar with the project told The Daily Beast that Cohen – who is being released early from prison…

An Optic(al)Collusion

How superficial has America become?  Am I to believe, that because Robert Mueller did not bare his back like Denzel Washington in the hit film ‘Glory’ or yell out of the window reminiscent of Howard Beale in the movie ‘Network’ his testimony is now to be treated like chum thrown from the back of the…

Back in 1990..laying all business aside

I am a regular citizen.   I used to work as a dispatcher for the Police  dept.   I got a subpoena to appear before a court as a witness regarding an arrest made on an assault charge and my witness report was part of the evidence.   I was not politely asked to come before the court.  I…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 117)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1336. Offered to pardon the Secretary of Homeland Security if the law was broken…

A Lawyer's Reading of the Barr Letter

Amid all the sturm and drang (on all sides and in all directions) over the Barr Letter on the Mueller Report, I came across this WaPo op-ed by Henry Olsen, currently a  senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Granted, that is a conservative faith-based outfit, and Olsen has also worked for the…

Dems may subpoena Mueller if report isn't made public

This is why elections matter. Instead of two more years of useless Benghazi or email hearings, we get this. From Bloomberg: Democrats in Congress may seek to subpoena Special Counsel Robert Mueller or the results of his Russia probe if the results — expected to be submitted to the Justice Department as early as next…

Russia expert: All signs point to Trump being compromised by Putin

Tom Nichols is a national security professor at the Naval War College and a Russia expert, and he just said out loud what, well, I and everyone at DKos say out loud, too: namely that Trump is way, way compromised by Putin’s Russia. Then again, Nichols is a Russia expert and my Russia expertise is pretty…

Whoa! Mueller interviewed John Kelly in connection with obstruction probe

From CNN: White House chief of staff John Kelly was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team in recent months, three people with knowledge of the matter told CNN.   Kelly responded to a narrow set of questions from special counsel investigators after White House lawyers initially objected to Mueller's request to do the interview…

Why No Plea Deal for Manafort? Because Manafort is a Blockhead.

I’m convinced that Manafort is just a blockhead.  Tierney Sneed of TPM is reporting that Manafort’s attempts to negotiate with Mueller about avoiding a D.C. trial have proven “unsuccessful.”   Now, this is from an article in the Wall Street Journal, but they vaguely claim that the talks feel through because of “issues raised by Mueller.”…