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by N.E. Brigand
Fri May 20, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1410
Views: 398444

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

As a reminder: Michael Sussmann was charged by the office of special prosecutor John Durham with allegedly falsely telling the FBI's general counsel James Baker on on September 19, 2016 that he wasn't representing a client when he brought Baker evidence of hundreds of unexplained DNS lookups betwee...
by N.E. Brigand
Fri May 20, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 256
Views: 26503

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections

Congressman Madison Cawthorn, the controversial Republican from North Carolina, has narrowly been defeated in today's primary by challenger State Senator Chuck Edwards. I wonder if Cawthorn will remain in Congress through the end of his term. Today Rep. Cawthorn posted a bizarre and perhaps Anti-Se...
by N.E. Brigand
Fri May 20, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2726
Views: 248631

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Just coming here to post about that, but ya beat me to it. Loudermilk, of course, will refuse to meet with the committee and then they'll have to decide whether to issue a subpoena for him to ignore. You got the Barr scoop, though! As for Loudermilk, he now admits to having led a tour that day. He ...
by N.E. Brigand
Thu May 19, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1410
Views: 398444

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

Does Durham stay on for another six months to a year until Sussmans's trial? Or as with Mueller, will he have stepped down by then, even though some cases he started had yet to go to trial? And if so, will DOJ continue to pursue the Sussmann case? My suspicion is that Durham knows the case is a los...
by N.E. Brigand
Thu May 19, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2726
Views: 248631

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Here's a letter that the January 6th Committee today sent to Representative Barry Loudermilk, Republican of Georgia, asking him to meet with them to discuss a tour that he led on January 5, 2021. As the letter notes, Republicans on the Committee on House Administration -- which includes Laudermilk ...
by N.E. Brigand
Thu May 19, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1066
Views: 113326

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

I have no idea where this belongs, but emails leaked by the not necessarily reliable Trumpist lawyer Lin Wood purport to show that in 2014, Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked Hunter Biden, the son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, to write a letter of recommendation to Georgetown University for Car...
by N.E. Brigand
Thu May 19, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 256
Views: 26503

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections

In another North Carolina district, the leading Republican candidate has had two former partners claim domestic abuse. But here's a twist you might not have anticipated: the candidate, Sandy Smith, is a woman who has been thus accused by two ex-husbands. https://twitter.com/SandySmithNC/status/1524...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed May 18, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1410
Views: 398444

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

Steve Wynn is a Las Vegas casino magnate who was a vice chair of Donald Trump's inaugural committee and the finance chair of the Republican National Committee from January 2017 to January 2018, when he resigned from that role following allegations of sexual harassment and assault at his casinos (cla...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed May 18, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1410
Views: 398444

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

And what's more, whether due to Durham's incompetence or malice (in this instance, I incline toward the latter) Often, the line is quite blurred. I can well imagine. There are aspects of the Sussmann case that suggest that Durham has so convinced himself that Donald Trump was set up that he can't e...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed May 18, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2726
Views: 248631

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

One hopes that it was a move long planned and that it will bear fruit. Apparently there's going to be some negotiating between DOJ and the Committee. - - - - - - - - - - In other 2020 election news, yesterday the Federal Election Commission, which has three Republican members and three Democratic me...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed May 18, 2022 5:32 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 256
Views: 26503

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections

On the other hand, the Republican nominee for Pennsylvania's governorship, state senator Doug Mastriano, was involved deeply enough in the attempts to overturn the 2020 election that he was subpoenaed by the House's January 6th Committee, and he's made it pretty clear that if he's governor in 2024, ...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed May 18, 2022 5:19 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 256
Views: 26503

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections

A sliver of good news from Idaho, where the sitting governor, Brad Little, has defeated his challenger, the lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin, in his bid to win the nomination to run for re-eelction. Both are Republicans, and Idaho is very red, so Little will now cruise to victory in November. L...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed May 18, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 256
Views: 26503

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections

In another North Carolina district, the leading Republican candidate has had two former partners claim domestic abuse.

But here's a twist you might not have anticipated: the candidate, Sandy Smith, is a woman who has been thus accused by two ex-husbands.
by N.E. Brigand
Wed May 18, 2022 3:46 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 256
Views: 26503

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections

To be very clear: I think there's absolutely nothing wrong in those pictures (published in this story at Politico .) But does Cawthorn agree with me? Do his Republican colleagues, who have regularly complained about "drag queen story hour"? (Cawthorn was also in the news recently for driv...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed May 18, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1066
Views: 113326

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Something good that doesn't seem to have gotten much press coverage: yesterday, President Biden signed a bill that bans the sale of crib bumpers. This is expected to save infant lives (a few babies accidentally strangle on them each year). The bill was introduced almost a year ago, passed the House ...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed May 18, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 256
Views: 26503

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections

The primaries in Pennsylvania are happening today. Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor John Fetterman, who is the leading candidate to become the Democratic nominee for this year's U.S. Senate race in that state, announced Sunday that he had a mild stroke on Friday, and it's just been announced that...
by N.E. Brigand
Tue May 17, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 256
Views: 26503

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections

The primaries in Pennsylvania are happening today. Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor John Fetterman, who is the leading candidate to become the Democratic nominee for this year's U.S. Senate race in that state, announced Sunday that he had a mild stroke on Friday, and it's just been announced that ...
by N.E. Brigand
Sun May 15, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1410
Views: 398444

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

I had forgotten this report from April 2017 in The Guardian , which appears not to have been mentioned here before (or in the "Trump's America" thread from which this one was split), and I'm noting it in light of the news that Kash Patel, who worked in former Congressman Devin Nunes's offi...
by N.E. Brigand
Sun May 15, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1066
Views: 113326

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

The 5th Circuit just blocked a lower court's stay of this Texas law . If the law remains in effect, residents of Texas won't be able to access Twitter, Facebook, or other large social media platforms, because it's impossible for those platforms to comply with the law without running afoul of the la...
by N.E. Brigand
Sat May 14, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1066
Views: 113326

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Today was the final day on the job for White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who had been forthright from the start of Joe Biden administration that she only intended to serve for about a year in that role. She is leaving to take a position at MSNBC. In sixteen months on the job, Psaki conducted 22...