#Obamagate, the release of Michael Flynn, and the desperate attempt to shift attention away from Donald Trump’s role in the spread of COVID-19

With over 75,000 Americans dead, the worst unemployment numbers since the Great Depression, Tara Reade’s accusations coming under increasing scrutiny, and polling showing the President’s support faltering in key swing states, Donald Trump needed something big… something that would allow him to shift focus away from himself, his impeachment, and the fact that he’d assured us that his administration had COVID-19 “totally under control.” And Attorney General William Barr came through for him in a big way, directing federal prosecutors to abandon their prosecution of Trump administration national security adviser Michal Flynn, a man who had pleaded guilty three years ago to lying to the FBI during the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. This move on the part of Barr was, of course, absolute bullshit, and over 2,000 former DOJ and FBI officials are now calling on him to resign, but, assuming his objective was to shift the conversation, he’s been somewhat successful. Before we get to that, though, I’d just like to remind everyone of the litany of things that Flynn had confessed to as a part of his plea deal.

OK, so we all know what happened. We know that, in normal cases, when people lie to the FBI during federal investigations, they don’t just get let go. We know that, in this case, Flynn was released because he was a friend of the President’s, someone who demonstrated his loyalty during the Russia investigation by lying to federal investigators at every turn. And we know — at least those of us still capable of independent thought know — that this isn’t something that happens in democracies. As the over 2,000 signatories of the above mentioned letter to William Barr said a few days ago, “Governments that use the enormous power of law enforcement to punish their enemies and reward their allies are not constitutional republics; they are autocracies.” But that’s not the story being told on the far right today. They aren’t worried about an all-powerful executive branch exerting control over the Justice Department. No, they’re talking about this as the first step in some kind of Qanon wet dream that ultimately leads to former president Barack Obama being thrown into prison for treason.

Here’s GOP Chair Rona Romney McDaniel’s contribution to the #Obamagate Twitter train, building on Donald Trump’s ominous promise that what we’re about to see will make “Watergate look small time.”

I could go deeper on this. There are all kinds of insane conspiracy theories swirling around the internet today. Photoshopped images of Barack Obama being arrested. Stories about how he’d devised the COVID-19 pandemic just to save himself, by bringing down the anti-corruption Trump presidency. But I have better things to do that to help promote that kind of unhinged nonsense. Instead, I’d like to share this video of Donald Trump, during this afternoon’s White House briefing, being asked specifically what law he’s suggesting that Barack Obama broke, and being completely unable to respond.

These are terrifying times, my friends. And I’m afraid it’s going to get worse. These people are desperate, and they will stop at nothing to stay in power, and avoid being held to account for their actions. If you’re not ready for the fight that’s ahead of us, you’d better get ready. It’s going to be uglier than anything you can imagine. We have seen nothing these past three years to demonstrate that Donald Trump will put the republic before himself, and every safeguard we have in place against authoritarian rule is about to be tested.

One last thing…

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85 Comments

  1. Frosted Flakes
    Posted May 11, 2020 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    ColuMbo!

  2. B-17 Bombardier’s Ghost
    Posted May 11, 2020 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    If only there was some kind of online forum with anonymous posts that had been telling people since October 2017 that this is exactly what would be happening right now – “FISA brings down the house”.

    Pro tip for the intellectual elites that ooze their big brains all over mm boards: when the mainstream media tells you there’s “nothing to see here” and it’s all a conspiracy, that’s exactly where you should be looking.

    Mark is right about one thing: This is just the beginning. Nobody got fucked over worse by Obama, Hillary and Soros than the Democrats. They’re the last to realize not only does the plane have no pilots, but they took all the parachutes with them.

    Now comes the Pain.

    The good news? Your fellow Americans are here for you!

  3. EOS
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    I see you are still good at making noise but the truth is going to be revealed regardless.

  4. John Brown
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    The cowardly ruskie stooge slinking off the stage in utter embarrassment yesterday, priceless. Incoherent, incompetent, treasonous, illegitimate.

    And his very fine people are now threatening to murder our legitimate Governor. Enemies of America, everyone of you agent orange bootlicking scum.

  5. bet HW that McCabe wouldn’t be fired and all I got was this stupid name
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Aloha. The Trump virus killed another 1000 of your fellow Americans yesterday. We’ve got to pick up the pace folks. Throw those masks away and get out there and buy for the Leader—he knows what is best you stoopid people. He is the Uniter now get with him and shut up and do what your told.

  6. bet HW that McCabe wouldn’t be fired and all I got was this stupid name
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    Aloha Those stoopid Chinese think testing is important. Our Leader knows baseball and consuming is really what life is about.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/05/12/asia/wuhan-coronavirus-testing-china-intl-hnk/index.html

  7. Tommy Vietor by proxy
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    Hey reporter friends, how about asking the President for EVIDENCE to support his baseless accusation that President Obama committed a crime? Isn’t that more important than getting him to just repeat the lie on camera?

  8. Josh
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    My favorite take is how the propaganda machine has sort of inverted—Trump says some crazy shit, the alt right internet scrambles to justify it, which percolates up through The Epoch Times until 2 days later “Obamagate” is something news anchors are telling hundreds of millions of people about on Fox.

  9. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    I told you like three years ago Flynn would be fine and your people are in trouble for fucking with him. You said I wasn’t very sophisticated in my thinking.

  10. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Redpill78 talks you down from the ledge with true words of wisdom and lets you know it’s going to be okay.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w02Ln1N7ktY

  11. Frosted Flakes
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Josh,

    Nothing that is happening is surprising to a lot of people. The red flags were there years ago. It has been a steady unfolding of confirmed suspicions held by millions of people for years. The unveiling of the Mueller Report and the Horowitz were huge additional confirmation—you guys just did not know how to read them because you are not thinking—you are relying on propaganda media to think for you.

    HW was 100% right when he (a long time ago) said many on MM are years behind. It is going to be a shock to their systems when the far behind people are forced to process what is happening all at once and in one moment.

  12. Anonymous
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    “your people are in trouble for fucking with him”

    It’s not about the rule of law. It’s about retribution.

  13. Frosted Flakes
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Anonymous is always so off the mark and odd.

  14. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    By ‘fucking with’ I mean breaking the law to prosecute him. They changed his 302 forms to incriminate him. Why would Obama not like General Flynn? Who knows where the bodies are buried?

  15. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    How come it’s going how I said all along? Remember when I was ridiculous, deluded and all that shit according to several of you? Remember how I stood my ground?

    Thanks for the acknowledgment, Frosted Flakes. In a spatial sense it would be light years behind. Get ready for denial, anger, sadness and all aspects of grief.

  16. Jean Henry
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Still waiting for my day of reckoning…

  17. Anonymous
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    You lost me at “redpill78”. That ranks just above “my dog told me”…

  18. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Maybe that attitude is why you are all those light years behind? Redpill78 basically just reads Q posts and talks about them. You don’t read Q’s drops but you think you are in a position to critique Q. The drops are continuing to prove true as they have been for a long time now. Now it is noticeable even to people like you. It’s in your face.

    Don’t forget when General Flynn said he has a story to tell. I think it’s going to be one hell of a tale but 100% non-fiction.

  19. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    It’s coming, Jean. Long-term planning, BIG results; Bigger than you can imagine. I’m right. It’s happening. It’s a slow drip that turns into a flood.

  20. Posted May 12, 2020 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    I think it is sad that so many still support Trump even with all of the evidence of his major corruption. The guy is corrupt but as long as he makes white dudes feel superior, he will have their support. FF, HW, et al are deplorable people who care more for their privilege and status than they do for the nation as a whole. It disgusts me. But what can we do about it other than to do as John Brown suggests and buy a bunch of guns for when they decide to start rounding up liberals and putting them in camps?

  21. Someone Who Knows You
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    John, does your family know that you spend your days talking about Q foolishness on this website?

  22. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, why talk foolishness about Q especially when you never read Q? Usually it’s just kind of a litany of string up da orange basterd kind of comments with him though.

  23. Frosted Flakes
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Cassandra thinks there is wisdom in John Brown’s approach? I am being 100% sincere when I say the unraveling of the truth around spying and Russiagate has the potential to get extremely ugly. We need to figure out a way to avoid horror. I am begging the brainwashed Dems to explore the possibility that they have been lied to for years by the MSM. It is not just alt-right nut jobs that can see the red flags. Lefty Aaron Mate who I discovered through Wobblie was on Tucker Carlson last night. Mate has been correct every step of the way. I think he is a Bernie/ Tulsi supporter but more importantly he is a journalist. Check him out. There is a whole world out there beyond your bubble of MSNBC lies.

  24. Posted May 12, 2020 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    FF, oh you think Tucker Carlson is dishing out the truth? That is hilarious.

  25. Frosted Flakes
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Lynne,

    You are using bigot logic to appeal to those who find bigot logic appealing. If you think something Tucker AND Aaron Mate said was false you should address the specific falsehoods. The entire point is the Truth is the Truth. I pointed out their conversation because it is two people from opposite ends of the political spectrum pointing out that the average Dem has been moronic through all of this. I think the word “moronic” was actually used. I don’t consider Tucker a grand elucidate but I am not sure what starting point should be used to start pulling people like you out of a state of ignorance.

    Can you take a look at the piece and tell us which parts seem false to you? We can talk about it….Merely using bigot logic as a smear attempt is not going to help us get through this difficult time together…

  26. Meta
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Washington Post 202: “Barr and Trump hint at coming moves after Flynn is let off”

    Attorney General Bill Barr gave a television interview to defend his decision on Thursday to throw out the guilty plea of Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russians. “People sometimes plead to things that turn out not to be crimes,” said Barr, who argued that agents did not have a legitimate reason to question President Trump’s then-national security adviser.

    CBS News’s Catherine Herridge asked how he thinks history will remember such a stunning reversal, which has irked many career prosecutors inside the Justice Department.

    “Well, history is written by the winner,” Barr replied. “So it largely depends on who’s writing the history.”

    The rest of the answer suggested that Barr intends to write it.

    “I mean, it’s not going to be the end of it,” the Trump appointee added, referring to letting Flynn off the hook. “We’re going to get to the bottom of what happened.”

    Barr was referring to the ongoing probe by John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, whom he appointed to reinvestigate the investigators in the Russia probe. “There probably will be a report as a byproduct of his work, but we also are seeing if there are people who violated the law and should be brought to justice, and that’s what we have our eye on,” he said. “I don’t want to get into particular individuals.”

    Trump celebrated the Flynn news in the Oval Office on Thursday afternoon.

    “I wouldn’t be surprised if you see a lot of things happen over the next number of weeks,” he said. “This is just one piece of a very dishonest puzzle.”

    Trump then accused “the Obama administration Justice Department” of committing “treason.” He also referred to the FBI investigators and Justice Department officials who worked on the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as “human scum,” as well as “dishonest, crooked people.”

    “He was targeted in order to try and take down a president,” Trump said of Flynn. “I hope a big price is going to be paid. A big price should be paid. … It’s treason.”

    Trump accusing law enforcement officials of “treason” as he seeks to settle old scores is another indication that his attention has shifted away from the novel coronavirus contagion, which is causing the greatest public health and economic crises in nearly a century.

    Trump said he discussed the investigation earlier Thursday during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin and raised the possibility that they could work together more closely now. “And that was a very nice call,” Trump said. “And remember this: The Russia hoax made it very hard for Russia and the United States to deal with each other. They’re a very important nation. We’re the most powerful nation; they’re a very powerful nation. Why would we not be dealing with each other? But the Russia hoax … made it very difficult for our nation and their nation to deal. And we discussed that. I said, ‘You know, it’s a very appropriate time.’ Because things are falling out now and coming in line … We are talking about arms control with Russia, and we will go forward with that. And we are talking about it very seriously.”

    Read more:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2020/05/08/daily-202-barr-and-trump-hint-at-coming-moves-after-flynn-is-let-off/5eb4f7f1602ff11bb1177e63/

  27. Max
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Jesus. These people read 1984 and were inspired. What better time to whitewash the Russia investigation than during a pandemic? Hopefully Barr’s version of history will be a top seller at gun shows right next to the Turner Diaries.

  28. bet HW that McCabe wouldn’t be fired and all I got was this stupid name
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Aloha, Trump virus killed another 836 people yesterday. Lets talk about how sycophants of the elite don’t have to goto jail instead.

  29. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    What whitewash? Mueller whitewashed it for Obama as everyone will soon know. That was the least he could do as he failed to Get Trump. Only bitter losers don’t already know it but even you soon will.

  30. Hyborian Pudlord
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    GOOD NEWS GUYS FASTER HORSES COUNTRY MUSIC AND BLACKOUT DRUNK DATE RAPE FEST IS STILL ON FOR JULY AT MIS SPEEDWAY IN BROOKLYN MICHIGAN BECAUSE WE DONT TAKE NO SHIT FROM NO LADY GUBNER ITS TIME TO REOPEN BIDNESS AND PLUS ITS MY GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO VOMIT UP BUDWEISER IN THE GENERAL VACINITY OF JASON ALDEAN IF I WANT TO!

  31. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Damn, what a loser.

  32. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    It’s funny how every time my detractors start getting fucked up again for the millionth time they mindlessly try to attack me with the most base moronic base shit imaginable. How pathetic can you get?

  33. Posted May 12, 2020 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

  34. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    That’s easy. It’s illegal to unmask Americans with known fraudulent intel for political purposes. Being able to admit when you are wrong (and that is a lot with you) is a sing of good character. Sticking your fingers in and going lalala says what?

  35. iRobert
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    President Trump has the power to do whatever he wants. President Obama didn’t have those same powers, because he’s a Kenyan.

  36. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    *sign* of good character

  37. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    But Trump hasn’t illegally unmasked anyone or claimed the right to do it.

  38. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Everything you people say turns to crap. Sometimes it takes longer to be proven but it’s always true. If I was in that position I would start asking myself why this fucker that I hate is always correct in the end. Two major booms going off right now for example: Flynn case dropped and Crowdstrike admitted they had no evidence Russia hacked the DNC. Damn this this shit is bad as fuck. Blowing your shit right up.

  39. Posted May 12, 2020 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Breaking news from the Washington Post.

    Here’s how it begins. Follow the link above for more.

    A U.S. judge put on hold the Justice Department’s move to drop charges against Michael Flynn, saying he expects independent groups and legal experts to argue against the bid to exonerate President Trump’s former national security adviser of lying to the FBI.

    U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said in an order Tuesday that he expects individuals and organizations will seek to intervene in the politically charged case. Having others weigh in could preface more aggressive steps that the federal judge in Washington could take, including — as many outside observers have called for — holding a hearing to consider what to do.

    Sullivan’s order came after the government took the highly irregular step Thursday of reversing its stance on upholding Flynn’s guilty plea.

    The action by Sullivan, a veteran 72-year-old jurist with a national reputation for advocating defendants’ rights to full government disclosure of evidence, appears to rule out immediate action on the Justice Department’s decision to reverse course and throw out Flynn’s December 2017 guilty plea…

  40. Jean Henry
    Posted May 12, 2020 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    HW is in classic Duning Kruger form this evening.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOLmD_WVY-E

  41. EOS
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    There is written evidence from the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn that they didn’t think he lied or committed a crime. And there is written evidence that the reason they wanted to interview him was to entrap him. In light of the recently revealed documents, the prosecutors asked the judge to withdraw the charges. So now, the Judge has requested comments from politically motivated outside groups to weigh in on why the innocent man should be charged regardless? Imagine how you might feel to be a defendant under these circumstances. How is this justice?

  42. iRobert
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    Both sides in this are politically motivated, genius.

  43. iRobert
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    The difference is that the AG has a sworn duty not to be. No judge wants to favor a corrupt, politically motivated public official over a politically motivated opponent. No judge wants to encourage such flagrant corruption in a public official.

    I’m looking forward to #Trumpanzeegate

  44. bet HW that McCabe wouldn’t be fired and all I got was this stupid name
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Aloha I wouldn’t put to much stock in the judges order. He just wants Barr to spell out in writing all the ways the FBI and Justice Department violated the law. Be interesting how many lawyers at the DOJ he throws under the bus. Be interesting to see how many inmates that the DOJ used entrapment to put on prison will be seeking retrials and tjhere convictions overturned.
    Every drug buy by undercover agents are now suspect. Every politician convicted of bribery charges gets a new breath of life.
    Damn the consequences a Trump toady got caught and so we need to change the rules.

    I see where this Sunday’s low death count ( the weekly dip in the Michigan Trump virus death count) was not as deep as a week ago. Be interesting (in a macabre Death Cult way) to see if this weeks peak increases.

  45. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    “HW is in classic Duning Kruger form this evening.”

    Based on what? You always are on the extreme left of the curve as I have shown many times with REASON. You just make the claim with no support.

  46. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    “such flagrant corruption”

    Such as what?

  47. Anonymous
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    There is no such-a thing as a “perjury trap”. The phrase is useful, though. When you hear someone say it, it’s an easy way to know that you’re speaking with an idiot.

    When you’re interviewed by the FBI, you tell the truth. If you don’t, and you’re discovered, you go to jail. It’s called perjury. It’s not a trap. No one made Michigan Flynn say that he hadn’t talked with the Russians. No one forced him not to say that he was on Turkey’s payroll.

  48. Aaron Rupar by proxy
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    From 5pm until midnight Tuesday, Fox News programming mentioned “Obama” or “Obamagate” 66 times. “Coronavirus” or “Covid” was mentioned 84 times.

  49. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    I thought perjury is false statements made under oath. They just popped over to see him.

  50. Judd Legum by proxy
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I refuse to discuss Obamagate because 83,491 have died since March and also Obamagate doesn’t exist

  51. bet HW that McCabe wouldn’t be fired and all I got was this stupid name
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Aloha HW lives in a fantasy world. There is a reason you should never talk to the Feds without very careful consideration of what you say

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1001

  52. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    The Feds abused their power by unmasking Flynn in the first place. There was no good intel the Trump team was improperly involved with Russia. There is nothing wrong with Flynn talking to Kislyak. Everyone talked to him. Agents thought he did not lie. Officials altered the 302 records of the interview?! How am I the one in the alternate reality here? I have laid this all out for years and now it is in your face and you can’t deal with it.

  53. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Biden unmasked Flynn! Brennan! Comey! BOOOMMM!!!

  54. EOS
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/devin-nunes-criminal-referrals-coming-for-mueller-team

    The CIA Director suppressed exonerating evidence. Boom.

  55. bet HW that McCabe wouldn’t be fired and all I got was this stupid name
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Aloha I see where Judge Sullivan is considering perjury and obstruction of justice referrals for Flynn pleading guilty twice.

  56. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    Maybe the judge wants to expose the reason he pleaded guilty. They buried him with legal fees and threatened to go after his son, not to mention railroad him right into prison.

  57. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    “I knew nothing about those moves to investigate Flynn.” – Biden yesterday. Then this comes out today! Biden signed unmasking request. Holy shit.

  58. bet HW that McCabe wouldn’t be fired and all I got was this stupid name
    Posted May 13, 2020 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Aloha HW , criminals frequently spend all there money to stay out if jail al la OJ for example. Is his son also a criminal. Frequently it is like father like son.

  59. Jean Henry
    Posted May 14, 2020 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    “ Biden unmasked Flynn! Brennan! Comey! BOOOMMM!!!”

    HW will fall for anything.

  60. Jean Henry
    Posted May 14, 2020 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/more-than-one-dozen-obama-officials-may-have-requested-unmasking-that-revealed-michael-flynn-in-intelligence-reports-11589396531

    More than a dozen Obama admin folks signed on. Dude was caught lying about talking to the Russian Ambassador who was a person of interest. He was the National Security Advisor.

    Ps unmasking is not at all unusual.

    Trump and Fox are doing a great job drumming up this nonevent And pinning it on Biden for his base that were Going to vote for him anyway. No one else is convinced. The country gets further divided.

    The most amazing thing is how vulnerable To manipulation our supposed independent thinkers are here.

    They will reject party labels while towing the party line and repeating misinformation like good soldiers.

  61. Jean Henry
    Posted May 14, 2020 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    39 people signed the unmasking orders.

    HW is outraged that Biden ‘doesn’t recall’ It to reporters, but when Flynn didn’t recall talking to the Russian ambassador I n FBI testimony, that was no big deal.

  62. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 14, 2020 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    “fall for anything”

    What are you trying to say? Your link confirms it you wacky fuckin’ dork. You act like there is safety for Joe in numbers in this matter! Oh well a bunch of them did it so it’s okay! Ridiculous.

    “The National Security Agency received and approved requests on behalf of more than three dozen Obama administration officials, including then-Vice President Joe Biden, to “unmask” a U.S. citizen mentioned in classified foreign intelligence reports during the presidential transition, revealing the identity of Michael Flynn.”

  63. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 14, 2020 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    It’s the Vice President of the USA spying on the incoming administration. Pretty big fucking deal. You can’t gaslight me, idiot. You never could.

  64. iRobert
    Posted May 15, 2020 at 5:20 am | Permalink

    90,000+ COVID-19 deaths! This has gone far enough! Arrest Barrack Obama!

  65. stupid hick
    Posted May 15, 2020 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    “It’s the Vice President of the USA spying on the incoming administration. Pretty big fucking deal. You can’t gaslight me, idiot. You never could”

    Trump cult nonsense. It was the Russian ambassador who was being spied on, not Flynn. That’s why the identity of the person the ambassador was talking to during the problematic sanctions conversation had to be unmasked. Nobody who asked for that identity to be “unmasked” knew it was Flynn until then.

    Jean needs to assume a new persona fluent in extremist conspiracy theory garbage. That is the only way she will be able to gaslight HW, but even then it probably only works reliably in one direction, deeper into crazyland.

  66. Anonymous
    Posted May 15, 2020 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    The Tara Reade scandal is officially over.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/15/tara-reade-left-trail-of-aggrieved-acquaintances-260771

  67. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 16, 2020 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    “Trump cult nonsense. It was the Russian ambassador who was being spied on, not Flynn.”

    Jesus Christ you are dumb. It’s called reverse unmasking: spy on a foreign target in order to unmask Americans who they communicated with.

  68. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted May 16, 2020 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    “Nobody who asked for that identity to be “unmasked” knew it was Flynn until then.”

    Highly doubtful. Why did unmasking explode duing the Obama years?

  69. Jean Henry
    Posted May 16, 2020 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    ‘Why did unmasking explode duing the Obama years?‘

    Evidence?

  70. iRobert
    Posted May 18, 2020 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    “Unmasking” has occurred under the Trump Administration at twice the rate it did under the Obama Administration.

  71. Posted May 18, 2020 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    Trump is hemorrhaging older voters, polls show

    https://theweek.com/speedreads/915027/trump-hemorrhaging-older-voters-polls-show

    (From: The Week)

  72. Lynne
    Posted May 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    He is throwing older Americans under the bus with the bad way he is handling this virus. I am hardly surprised that some of them have figured that out and are no longer going to vote for him even if he does appeal to their racism and sexism. What does that say about his current supporters? That they would rather people die than see a change to a power structure where white men are dominant?

  73. iRobert
    Posted June 7, 2020 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    FF, EOS, HW and I are waiting impatiently for Hillary’s arrest and Obama’s deportation to Kenya. I don’t know what’s taking so long.

  74. iRobert
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    I think I’m going to start making robocalls to registered Republicans asking them if we can put “Lock Her Up” and “Deport Obama to Kenya” lawn signs.

  75. iRobert
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    …in their yards.

  76. Posted October 8, 2020 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    HW, can you keep up up to date on the details of Obamagate as they come out?

    This would be a good thread where you can post those updates.

  77. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted October 8, 2020 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    You are too far behind to get up to date. It takes me enough time to get myself there without having to be responsible for trying to teach a bunch of pigs.

  78. Posted October 8, 2020 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Nobody wants to read a bunch of nonsense opinion from you. But you could just post breaking developments here as they happen. That way the chronology of events isn’t scattered throughout a bunch of unrelated threads. It would be good to be able to look through the chronology as it develops from here on out. You don’t need to recap anything. Nobody cares.

  79. Posted October 8, 2020 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    What people might be interested in reading is breaking news on the topic. You’re the one that could keep up informed on those details, HW.

  80. Posted October 9, 2020 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    Wobblie posted this development on another thread. How do you explain this to yourselves?

    Scoop: Barr tells Republicans Durham report won’t be ready by election

    Source: Axios

    Attorney General Bill Barr has begun telling top Republicans that the Justice Department’s sweeping review into the origins of the Russia investigation will not be released before the election, a senior White House official and a congressional aide briefed on the conversations tell Axios.

    Why it matters: Republicans had long hoped the report, led by U.S. Attorney John Durham, would be a bombshell containing revelations about what they allege were serious abuses by the Obama administration and intelligence community probing for connections between President Trump and Russia.

    “This is the nightmare scenario. Essentially, the year and a half of arguably the number one issue for the Republican base is virtually meaningless if this doesn’t happen before the election,” a GOP congressional aide told Axios.

    Barr has made clear that they should not expect any further indictments or a comprehensive report before Nov. 3, our sources say.

  81. Posted October 10, 2020 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    Where are all of the arrests?’: Trump demands Barr lock up his foes

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/07/trump-demands-barr-arrest-foes-427389

  82. Posted October 14, 2020 at 1:27 am | Permalink

    Told ya

  83. Posted October 14, 2020 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    Could someone go over to John Barr, Jr.’s place to check on him?

  84. Posted October 20, 2020 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    I’m assuming John Barr, Jr. is hosting a party at his place celebrating the Hunter Biden laptops.

    EOS and FF are invited, but haven’t RSVP’d yet.

  85. Posted October 21, 2020 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    Hillary Clinton? “Lock her up!”

    Barrack Obama? “Lock him up!”

    Joe Biden? “Lock him up!”

    Gretchen Whitmer? “Lock her up!”

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