big day — moving up with updates


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Download IG Report HERE [right click pdf]. While we're looking for our own personal bottom lines, others will be looking for cover and how to spin it. Still others will prefer to tune in C-SPAN on Wednesday and listen to Horowitz testify about it.

It's hard to be an American these days. Buck up.

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The AG's position on the matter HERE.
The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken. It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory. Nevertheless, the investigation and surveillance was pushed forward for the duration of the campaign and deep into President Trump’s administration. In the rush to obtain and maintain FISA surveillance of Trump campaign associates, FBI officials misled the FISA court, omitted critical exculpatory facts from their filings, and suppressed or ignored information negating the reliability of their principal source. The Inspector General found the explanations given for these actions unsatisfactory. While most of the misconduct identified by the Inspector General was committed in 2016 and 2017 by a small group of now-former FBI officials, the malfeasance and misfeasance detailed in the Inspector General’s report reflects a clear abuse of the FISA process.
And he's had time to review the report extensively, without redactions.

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Lindsey Graham's press conference on the IG report HERE and he starts talking at around minute 11:30.

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Durham, too, disagrees with Horowitz. See statement HERE.
Statement of U.S. Attorney John H. Durham

“I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff. However, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department. Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S. Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.”
I think all this amounts to solid evidence that the government intends to proceed with investigation and indictment of felonious activity in the Nosbaracktu Administration.

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Oh, and Devin got his wish....

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Brennan Lied About Not Including Steele Dossier In Intelligence Community Assessment On 2016 Russian Election Interference....

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The Comey FBI’s 17 worst failures, inaccuracies and omissions flagged in the Russia FISA report....

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And, Kunstler updated as promised, too.
If you’ve gotten this far in the update, note that I may add further updates to the story as the Horowitz report is parsed further in the days by people who can cut through the jargon, gaslight, and bullshit in this report.
He's so reliably a good read, and you should keep going back to see what he adds.


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i just wrote a thank you note to devin nunes


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The psychopaths are going full court press on him — slinging really insulting and mortally scary shit at him and his family — and he's standing firm.


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tedious slide into braindeath


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It's hard on people who love... who LOVE.


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impeachment circus, ig report and... wapo "bombshell"


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Ya think they want us to stay out of it?


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and, not to be tedious


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But I also think General Flynn is great.


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these guys might be the greatest of all time


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You DO NOT want to miss them.


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this guy's even greater


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You should listen.


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this guy's great


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You should listen.


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also true


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To our immortal pain.


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you know it's true


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Sputter whatever you want, but you KNOW it's true.


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i find this very comforting


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I just have to hope the authorities follow through.

I want my country back.


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starts out sensibly


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But ends up unhelpful.

Climate change is NOT a product of human activity. In the truest sense, it's not even happening. It's the same as it ever was; to wit: variable, according to planetary and cosmic conditions.

Power mad psychopaths want you to think otherwise.

For fucksakes, can't we stop falling for their horse shit? Is it really that much easier on you to just take their word for it than to do a little research and SEE into it? Stop, look, SEE? Really?

I am heavily in favor of cleaning up our planet to the very greatest degree possible, but this global warming ruse WON'T get it done and will immiserate even MORE people. Fuck off with that noise.

You think just because right wingers came out immediately with "more carbon dioxide is good for plants" and "it's natural and so not amenable to alteration by humans" that means those statements are WRONG?

WHO taught you that truth has a partisan bias?

Shoot that person dead.

No, really. It won't be murder. It will be defense of life.


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he's right, you know


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And innocent, and we didn't pay any attention last time he brought it up, but maybe this time we will. My yelling about it at the time did absolutely NO good, nor will the weaponized media help straighten anything out. It's just such complete shit raging away in this country and I want to know WHEN do we come to our senses?


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it's been a very rainy day


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I woke up early. I didn't know my ass from a hole in the ground. NO food. So opted for some more chicken tenders and cream at the Fort Dick store, so that I'd only get half soaked instead of totally waterlogged from dealing with the supermarket and its monster parking lot.

You know I'm cracked for Mike Ritland. He's made us all wait for an endless stretch before he got his podcast back on, and I am much relieved to have him back.

So when I got back from my swim to Fort Dick, I ate a few chicken tenders and very quickly was ready to go back to bed. I fought it with coffee. Didn't work. So I turned on his podcast and got in bed. Out.

I was in a house so it was me in the relative, and the nasty one, since I knew my sister was in another room. I was in bed there too, but Mike was coming to see how I was. It was quite dark but I could see and hear him just fine. Instead of answering, I just planted my lips on his.

He kissed me back with lots of interest.

It was so peaceful and so loving.

So loving it ended my nap and all I can do is just keep that dream for a while.


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quit teasing me


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I want my country back before I die.


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fifty years later


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I still say that's Terence McKenna eyeing that naked guy's junk.


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they need to rename their site


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Maybe Cabin Express or Cabinmart or Cabin Crap.

It gives me no joy to have to mention this. It's just sad.


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