“Things innocent people would never say for $500, Alex”

There’s a whole lot I want to say tonight, but I just don’t have the time. So I’ll just leave you to ponder these five tweets from President of the United States on your own.

OK, I take that back… I do have time for you…

If I had to guess, I’d say that we’re finally heading toward the long-awaited climax of this Shakespearean drama that we’ve all been unwittingly cast in, with Donald Trump and Robert Mueller moving all of their remaining pieces into position for the endgame. Having made the midterms about himself, and failing miserably, Donald Trump pushed out Attorney General Jeff Sessions, replacing him with the completely unqualified Matthew “masculine toilet” Whitaker, a known critic of the special counsel, who had speculated previously about how, as Attorney General, it would be relatively easy to defund the investigation into the President’s criminal activity into nonexistence. And, now, we’re hearing that avowed Trump defender Lindsey Graham will be taking over the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees the Department of Justice. While it’s not clear whether or not Trump arranged for the Graham’s ascension, it’s certainly a move that our increasingly unstable Commander-In-Chief would welcome, as word in Washington continues to swirl about a new round of indictments that will likely sweep up the likes of Wikileaks founder Julian Assenage, and Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi, getting one step closer to proving collusion with the Russians during the campaign. The question just seems to be when Robert Mueller and his team of elite prosecutorial witch hunters will pull the trigger, and whether or not the President’s son, Donald Trump Jr, and his 2016 campaign advisor, Roger Stone, will be targeted in this round. Given all this recent activity, I’d thought that word would have come out on Friday, but I guess Mueller’s decided to hold back a bit, perhaps wanting to see how Trump responds to the pressure.

So far, Trump, who supposedly just finished answering Mueller’s questions in writing with the help of his attorneys, doesn’t seem to be holding up well to the pressure. Not only did he meltdown on Twitter, sending out the above barrage of tweets about the Mueller investigation, after pretty much not mentioning the former FBI Director for the past two months, but, since his disastrous trip to France, word is that he’s retreated into a a cocoon of bitterness and resentment, lashing out everyone who gets into his way, and threatening to fire the likes of John Kelly and Kirstjen Nielsen.

Oh, speaking of Trump’s recent chess playing, check out this idiotic attempt on his part to get Democrats to turn against Nancy Pelosi, the person who terrifies him most after Robert Mueller.

I know I’ve said it before, but, if I were a betting man, I’d say that Donald Trump’s finally gotten to a point where he’s in danger of losing his Republican support. For all that he’s said publicly about how he personally won races for Republicans during the midterms, the truth is that 36 people he personally endorsed lost their races. And, more importantly, suburban voters seems to be turning against the Republicans in a big way. And the same is true of young, white voters, who seem to be gravitating toward the Democratic Party, inspire of all the lies, and fear-mongering about terrorist caravans headed toward our border. And, when all was said and done, the Republicans lost the Midwestern states that gave Trump the presidency in 2016. So, one would think, the Republicans, as they’re heading into 2020, have to be thinking that now might be the right time to cut Donald Trump loose and explore their options. With that said, though, it doesn’t look as though Republican Senator Jeff Flake is getting much support in his attempt to rally conservatives to protect the Mueller investigation. Maybe that’ll change, though, with a few more indictments.

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55 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted November 16, 2018 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    He knows indictments are coming.

  2. iRobert
    Posted November 16, 2018 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Shouldn’t we all put our comments here in the form of questions?

    Example: “What is…grabbing by the pussy, Alex?”

  3. Kim
    Posted November 16, 2018 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    It looks like Graham is going to be overseeing the DOJ now as the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

  4. anonimal
    Posted November 16, 2018 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    I think Graham overseeing is good. He’s been pissed because he doesn’t like ppl prying into what he sees as Kavanaughs personal life, because he’s been on the receiving end so much. But I honestly believe he hates trump and is positioning himself as the savior if the glass ever needs to be broken. I thought his attempt to be AG was so that he could protect Mueller in the long run.

  5. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 17, 2018 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Historically low midterm gains for opposition party in House, loss in Senate. Virtual losses in Senate by never-Trumpers going bye bye.

  6. Jean Henry
    Posted November 17, 2018 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Trump is answering Mueller’s written questions now. Not his lawyers, or so he says. ‘It’s easy.’ Man, I would love it if that were so.

    I expect non-answers that provide no excuse/opportunity for cross. Of course, Trump doesn’t know what Mueller knows, so we’ll see if his answers provide cause for more inquiry. Or corner Trump into perjuring himself.

  7. Posted November 17, 2018 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    I suspect his answers are not in good faith. My guess is that he and his lawyers found a bunch of different ways to say, “I don’t remember.”

  8. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Funny you would say that.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J3ZES2puO8

  9. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Get your ear plugs ready, because Republicans are going to be whining like stuck pigs. They don’t think laws should apply to them.

  10. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    I think Graham really wanted to be a star of the stage, but show business is such a struggle most of the time. It’s very difficult to make a comfortable living doing theater. The South Carolina senate seat pays a good income, while also providing a stage for Graham to showcase his drama performance skills. He is quite good really.

  11. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Ok, HW, we get it. Hillary is dumb, and shouldn’t have been Secretary of State. Come back to the present.

  12. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    It’s hilarious to say that to someone who posted something that actually happened but not have any problem with pure speculation about the President. You are the one who needs to get in the present.

  13. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Clinton and Lynch just got subpoenaed by the way.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-republicans-to-subpoena-comey-lynch-in-probe-of-fbi-and-doj/2018/11/16/c1c2fa48-e9d7-11e8-b8dc-66cca409c180_story.html?utm_term=.bbd0370e476b

  14. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Comey and Lynch rather subpoenaed ABOUT Clinton.

  15. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    HW,

    What do you think about Trunp using unsecured phones?

  16. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    What do you think about going down in flames just now? Clinton testimony very relevant today.

  17. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    HE, you are suggesting I am going down in flames? I don’t get it. How am I involved in any of this?

    Again, how do you feel about Trump’s use of unsecured phones?

  18. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    I’m good with Clinton going to jail, by the way. Lock her up! Lock her up!

  19. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    “I don’t get it. How am I involved in any of this?”

    You just said get back to the present. Are you unable to review your own words for some reason?

  20. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Hillary holds no public office. She’s done. I have no doubt she’ll be called in to answer questions for years. So what? What she’s done is all in the past.

    What is happening in the present is that Trump is using unsecured phones. He’s refusing to switch to secured systems, saying theyre inconvenient. That’s happening in the present. That’s something our current president is doing. I’m not concerned about some has-been like Hillary.

    Come back to the present, HW. What do you think about things being done now by people in office now.

  21. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Problem is it is not in the past. The effort to remove Trump continues and fully understanding Clinton’s evidence is relevant to stopping it.

  22. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    All crimes are in the past by the time they are dealt with in the legal system so it’s a strange argument to make. Don’t worry she colluded with Russians and corrupt American officials to try to undo our election – it was in the past.

  23. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Trump seems to be helping those who are seeking to remove him from office. Using unsecured phones is reckless and stupid, just as using unsecured email accounts is. Would you agree?

  24. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    “He’s refusing to switch to secured systems, saying theyre inconvenient. ”

    Show me. He tweeted that that is a lie.

  25. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    I’m confident our legal and constitutional systems will handle Hillary.

    Seems to me you are just talking about what is long since done, so as to dodge issues regarding what is going on now, in the present.

  26. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Have any news sources confirmed Trump is using only secure phones?

    Several reported he wasn’t.

  27. Hyborian
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Whack-a-derp

    Me: “Show me”

    You: “Seems to me…blah blah bullshit…”

  28. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Do you believe whatever news sources tell you? Show me the best you got.

  29. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    No, I don’t blindly believe anybody. That goes for news sources, most of which I think are a joke. It also goes for president who says many things that are false.

    I would have expected Fox or Brietbart to report some details to support Trump’s claim that he is only using secured phones. That’s what they do, when they can. If they haven’t, it’s most likely because they can’t.

    I think it’s very likely that your beloved Trump is lying to you.

  30. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    So you require evidence to refute a claim that has no evidence…

  31. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    I know Fox and Breitbart would have made a stink about it if they could have. I think you are just accepting anything Trump says, as if he wouldn’t and hasn’t lied to you ever before.

    But I guess that’s how we are different. There’s no point in trying to change each other’s minds.

  32. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    I think you and I would agree that there is a lot more going on behind the scenes and under the surface than is being reported in the press. I will be interesting to get your take on developments as they happen from this point forward.

  33. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    “I know Fox and Breitbart would have made a stink about it if they could have. I think you are just accepting anything Trump says, as if he wouldn’t and hasn’t lied to you ever before.
    But I guess that’s how we are different. There’s no point in trying to change each other’s minds.”

    I think my way is a lot more logical!

  34. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    You don’t even want to think about that Hillary could actually be guilty of a mountain of criminal activity in betrayal of the USA as many people believe. I try not to believe anything if I can help it but I do play the odds. If you ask me the odds are she is guilty as are many others of massive criminality. What are the 61,000 sealed indictments for do you think? Ever since Huber was appointed they started piling up.

  35. Lynne
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Hillary Clinton is probably one of the most investigated people in our country. She has been investigated by both public and private parties for *decades*. It seems likely that if there was something to find, it would have been found.

    She is still influential so I wouldn’t say that she doesnt matter but I will concede that because she doesn’t currently hold public office her alleged criminality should be less urgent of an issue than Trump’s. He is in power NOW and so if he is abusing his power, it is pretty important that we put a stop to it. Lock him up! Lock him up!

  36. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    We know she was cleared by those corrupt officials before the investigation into the server even started. She and you by extension since you support her are in trouble.

  37. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    I think Lynn and I will be just fine, HW. They’re not going to lock Hillary up. Even Trump isn’t going to be locked up. He’s more likely to die of old age soon.

    I think the unsealed indictments are a ploy. I don’t think anything is going to come of them.

    We can all sit back and watch how this plays out. We should all be thankful we live in such interesting and eventful times. Many people have lived and died without seeing much of anything historical or interesting. We see so much so fast it’s almost impossible to process really. I can see everyone here is certainly having a lot of trouble trying to fathom it all. I just hope we can all still live meaningful and fulfilling lives in the midst of all this.

  38. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Ploy on whose part? To what end? Pretty major ploy there to file 5,000+ indictments a month for a year.

  39. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    I’ve seen much bigger and stranger things done as ploys. But I assume those unsealed indictments are being used as threats to hang over the heads of officials for purposes of extortion.

    In the early 2000s, extortion of all kinds was used to keep much of the GOP congress in line with the massive rackets the military contractors were running. Extortion is a frequently used tool in politics.

  40. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    There are many interests always applying extraordinary pressure to all our elected officials. At the federal level, many of those interests are absolutely ruthless. There is nothing they would not do to ensure their objectives are protected and advanced. They often get all sorts of dirt on officials for purposes of controlling them. It is even common for very compromised individuals to be installed to higher office by the interests which have control over them.

    That is what the rigging of the 2000 presidential election was all about. Much of what was done to forward that military industrial conplex’s scheme would blow the average citizens mind.

  41. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    “They often get all sorts of dirt on officials for purposes of controlling them. It is even common for very compromised individuals to be installed to higher office by the interests which have control over them.”

    You need to take that line of thought and run with it. Just don’t run in the exact wrong direction. The indictments are for people involved in exactly what you are talking about.

  42. iRobert
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Not only have I been running with lines of thought over the last few decades, HW, but I’ve been taking action to get answers. I have gotten involved to see things with my own eyes, so as to gain the sort of understanding that only comes from first hand experience. From my experience, my best guess is that any massing of sealed indictments is being done for purposes of extortion, control, leverage, threat, or whatever one might want to call it. If thousands of these indictments are suddenly unsealed as you predict, I will certainly acknowledge that your instincts were superior. However, if they aren’t, what will you think? Will you just accept more explanations from the same sources? Let’s just wait and find out what happens with those things. We only have a few weeks to wait, right?

  43. Kim
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Indictments could come as early as Tuesday, according to this report.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-13/new-mueller-indictments-expected-as-soon-as-tuesday-cbs-reports

  44. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    You say the 61,000 indictments are for extortion. Do you think they are bogus threats to get something or they are legitimate cases never intended to be brought to court being used to get something?

    I say they are for criminal trials. I’m not agreeing to your timeline. When the time is right mass arrests will occur with undeniable evidence. A year or two or more is nothing to set the world free.

  45. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 18, 2018 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    This guy lays it out with dope flow for real.

    https://soundcloud.com/tiller_wills/the-storm-qanon-fan-song

  46. Jean Henry
    Posted November 19, 2018 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    OMG–That is the absolute worst thing I have ever heard, HW. On like every possible level, it’s just bad. I suggest everyone listen to this. It’s really quite remarkable. PS HW that’s not flow; That’s verbal vomit. And really fucked up appropriation of Black culture to foment revolution in support of a white supremacist.

    also highly recommended. this guy’s a real genius: https://youtu.be/iTOac3uvJA8

  47. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 19, 2018 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    You are ill, Jean. You know nothing about Hip Hop or any kind of music and your opinions are shitty.

  48. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 19, 2018 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    That one you posted is a great song. You accidentally posted something good.

  49. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 19, 2018 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    “And really fucked up appropriation of Black culture to foment revolution in support of a white supremacist.”

    There’s that hatred oozing out of those scabrous sores. Walking biohazard and shit…

  50. Jean Henry
    Posted November 19, 2018 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    HW– The song you so like was a series of fuck you’s directed at Obama and pretty much everyone in government. My hatred pales in comparison.

  51. Jean Henry
    Posted November 19, 2018 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    PS I cant believe even you think that drivel qualifies as hip hop.

    Your power is fading, White dude, and that makes you angry. I’m not angry. I welcome what is to come. I welcome disruption too, but what I see coming is the polar opposite of what you hang your hopes on. I’m patient. And calm. Bring it on.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUcAPCxrSQs

  52. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    Look at your pathetic attempt to try to divide people by color and sex.

  53. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    You like it like that because you feed off it. Too bad for people like you that we are all getting a power upgrade.

  54. Meta
    Posted November 20, 2018 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    LA Times: “Mueller might soon bring charges that even Trump die-hards can’t trivialize”

    There are concrete indications that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is now about the business of laying down the last big pieces of the puzzle of Russian intervention in the 2016 election.

    Mueller already has done the difficult digging on the Russian side of the equation, bringing detailed indictments in February 2018 for a wide-ranging Russian trolling operation related to the campaign, as well as the July 2016 hacking of Democratic Party emails. Now he’s looking to tie those allegations to people close to the Trump campaign.

    The upshot may be allegations of “collusion,” of the sort the president has long denied. The actual charges are likely to be one of three criminal conspiracies: violating federal election laws, violating computer laws, or soliciting or receiving something of value from a foreign government. Charges, in other words, that not even the most ardent Trump die-hard could trivialize. They bring with them the possibility that Mueller might opt to name President Trump himself as an unindicted co-conspirator.

    Look first for an indictment against radio commentator Joseph Corsi, who told the world last week that after several months of his cooperating with the probe, Mueller has informed him that he will be charged with “some form of lying” to the Mueller team.

    A fabulist, blowhard, and general odd duck, Corsi might seem like small quarry for Mueller. But as with Paul Manafort’s lobbying partner Rick Gates, whose cooperation anchored the tax and fraud case against the former Trump campaign manager, Corsi is directly connected to another Trump insider, Roger Stone. Stone was in regular contact with candidate Trump during the campaign, and perhaps with WikiLeaks and its Russian sources.

    Stone and Corsi appear to have had advance knowledge of the WikiLeaks October 2016 release of emails from the account of Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. Both men have indicated that Corsi was the source of Stone’s foolish Twitter boast and prophecy: It would “soon [be] Podesta’s time in the barrel.” Corsi suggests, implausibly, that he just sussed out WikiLeaks’ moves from publicly available sources, and Stone insists his email wasn’t referring to hacking or WikiLeaks anyway. He says he had no advance knowledge of the Podesta reveal.

    And yet, given that the first cache from Podesta’s account was released a matter of minutes after the “Access Hollywood” tape sent the Trump campaign reeling, it seems possible the release was a coordinated effort, and Stone could have been the conduit.

    Another augury of blockbuster developments: Mueller last week filed a statement in the District of Columbia court that is overseeing the case of Manafort, who awaits sentencing on his tax and fraud conviction. Mueller requested a 10-day delay in submitting a status report on the ground that the later report would “be of greater assistance” to the court’s work determining what sentence Manafort deserves. Mueller’s request strongly suggests that we’ll soon see important additional information bearing on the value of Manafort’s cooperation, up to and including a potential role as a key witness in a soon-to-be-unveiled criminal case.

    The whole point of the enormous pressure Mueller brought to bear against Manafort was to shake loose information about persons above him in the food chain. Those are very few, arguably only Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner or Trump himself (who we know believes that Manafort could incriminate him).

    Finally, Mueller’s team is scheduled to file a long-delayed court memorandum Dec. 4, laying out its view of the value of the cooperation of former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty more than a year ago to lying about his contacts with a Russian official. His sentencing was put off four times as the prosecutors continued to develop new cases and charges based on the information he provided. That they are now prepared to close the books suggests that they will be informing the court, and thus the public, of the full extent of his cooperation, including imminent new charges or charges that have been filed under seal.

    Read more:
    https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-litman-mueller-probe-blockbuster-developments-20181120-story.html

  55. Kyle Griffin by proxy
    Posted November 26, 2018 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Just reported on @MSNBC: Jerome Corsi, a former associate of Roger Stone, tells NBC News that he has been offered a plea deal by Mueller on one count of perjury, related to WikiLeaks and Assange.

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