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by N.E. Brigand
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 917
Views: 96993

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Actual sentence from a Politico article about how Vice President Kamala Harris is extra careful about tech security, which leads her, for example, not to use Bluetooth devices (which may be easier to hack): "But still, should someone who travels with the nuclear football be spending time untang...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2439
Views: 219622

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Yes, it all comes down to what was in the Trump's mind (and any aides who knew he had Covid). And what his doctors knew. On Sunday, the Washington Post had an article that found Donald Trump was personally exposed to more than 500 people between the date we now know he tested positive and the date ...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1274
Views: 373957

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

Durham's office responded in a court filing to Sussmann today. In an earlier filing, Sussmann's lawyers had noted that Baker in 2019 and 2020 interviews described his 2016 meeting with Sussmann in a way that is exculpatory for Sussmann. Durham says those interviews happened too long after the incide...
by N.E. Brigand
Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1274
Views: 373957

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

Good point about the possibility of media reports not accurately describing the case. I would note that the two numbered quotes above are from actual documents in the Sussmann case. Which doesn't necessarily mean that there aren't other documents that would explain the seeming contradictions or othe...
by N.E. Brigand
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1274
Views: 373957

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

I like this analysis of the Sussmann case by Benjamin Wittes at Lawfare : On the Special Counsel’s Weird Prosecution of Michael Sussmann Wittes thinks that John Durham is trying to pressure Sussmann so that he can get to Sussmann's clients and sources and paint a (misleading) picture in which the T...
by N.E. Brigand
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2439
Views: 219622

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

There were ten different investigations into the 2012 Benghazi attack, six of which were conducted by Republican Congressional commitees. So any claims by Republicans now that the House Select Committee investigation into the much more serious 2021 Capitol attack goes too far in issuing subpoenas fo...
by N.E. Brigand
Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2439
Views: 219622

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Right. Now there is a suggestion of impropriety surrounding Gen. Charles Flynn's actions on January 6. Previously there was mainly some astonishment that the brother of Trump's felonious former factotum was among the military decision makers that day.
by N.E. Brigand
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 175
Views: 18625

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

Congressman Devin Nunes has announced he'll be retiring at the end of this year. Nunes, a Republican from California, formerly chaired the House Intelligence Committee and in that role engaged in some shenanigans (e.g., pretending to have secret information that he ostentatiously delivered to the Wh...
by N.E. Brigand
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2439
Views: 219622

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

two generals (Charles Flynn and Walter Piatt) lied to Congress ... ... any relation? Charles Flynn is one brother of the former National Security Director and undisclosed Turkish lobbyist Michael Flynn. There certainly have been questions raised before about Gen. Charles Flynn's role on January 6, ...
by N.E. Brigand
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2439
Views: 219622

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Politico reports that Col. Earl Matthews, fromerly with the National Guard in the District of Columbia, has provided the House Select Committee investigating January 6 with a 36-page memo claiming that a Dept. of Defense inspector general report on the events of January 6 was whitewashed and that t...
by N.E. Brigand
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1274
Views: 373957

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

On Fox News yesterday, Donald Trump said that if he had not fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017, "You might not be talking to me right now about a beautiful book about four years in the White House ... I don't think I could have survived if I didn't fire him." That sounds like a con...
by N.E. Brigand
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 917
Views: 96993

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

One counterargument to my view (that mainstream media is biased in favor of Republicans) I've seen about this claim specifically is: 200,000 jobs was normal in 2018 but weak compared to other months this year. Another argument I've seen that addresses my view more broadly is: so what if the media i...
by N.E. Brigand
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 917
Views: 96993

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

This seems to fit a pattern I've mentioned before: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FFsetsQXsAIflV_?format=jpg&name=small ( Source .) One counterargument to my view (that mainstream media is biased in favor of Republicans) I've seen about this claim specifically is: 200,000 jobs was normal in 2018 bu...
by N.E. Brigand
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Gun Control Debate
Replies: 831
Views: 262514

Re: Gun Control Debate

"You have to learn not to get caught."

I'm sure his mother didn't seriously expect him to do anything violent, but what a message!
by N.E. Brigand
Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 917
Views: 96993

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
Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Will Roe v Wade be overturned? How do you feel about that?
Replies: 849
Views: 282037

Re: Will Roe v Wade be overturned? How do you feel about that?

The Democrats have certainly been victims of bad luck ( three court vacancies in one presidential term ) and the weighting the Senate gives to small rural red-leaning states, and I actually suspect it would have come to a showdown over Roe sooner or later, but it's unfortunate for them it's come so...
by N.E. Brigand
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 917
Views: 96993

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 Carl...
by N.E. Brigand
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Will Roe v Wade be overturned? How do you feel about that?
Replies: 849
Views: 282037

Re: Will Roe v Wade be overturned? How do you feel about that?

Buffy Wicks, a California state assemblywoman, tells the story of a lifesaving emergency medical procedure she underwent two months ago that would probably not be available to a woman suffering the same condition in Texas. After home treatments suggested by her doctor over the phone failed to stop p...
by N.E. Brigand
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2439
Views: 219622

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

It's not a question of leniency or severity of punishment; it is a question of maintaining constitutional protections so that they are preserved for all. As Aryeh Neier, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said about his organizations representing the Nazis who marched in ...
by N.E. Brigand
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2439
Views: 219622

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Is it a crime to pay someone to run as a third-party candidate in order to split the vote of the opposition? Asking for a friend . Under the circumstances described in that article? It certainly seems fraudulent, but I simply am not knowledgeable enough to say for sure. An update on this story from...