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Posted By: Hazymac, 9/30/2019 3:44:59 PM

If I were a Democrat, I would be afraid, I would be very afraid, after reading former Attorney General Michael Mukasey's Monday WSJ oped: "John Durham's Ukrainian Leads." The subtitle is "What the prosecutor has found may be quite different from what the Democrats are looking for." Mukasey begins: "Americans often boast that we are a nation of laws, but for the moment laws appear to play a decidedly secondary role in the drama we are living in and—hopefully—through " True enough, but the nub of the article, which returns us to the rule of law, comes further on:

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Reply 1 - Posted by: volksford 9/30/2019 4:11:21 PM (No. 193947)
So this explains Barr's trip to Italy. Keep your fingers crossed and keep our President in your prayers maybe the chickens are coming home to roost.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird 9/30/2019 4:13:50 PM (No. 193953)
Never a fan of Mukasey, I was happily surprised to see him - in a very low key but definite way - take the wind out of the Dems’ misguided impeachment fiasco. He could find no Trump wrongdoing.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird 9/30/2019 4:18:55 PM (No. 193957)
Special note: Simon presents an opportunity for you to read an important WSJ article which is usually behind a paywall. Mukasey has a lot of important things to say. I am puzzled that any would sail by it without giving it a read and leaving a comment….
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40 9/30/2019 4:26:51 PM (No. 193964)
Obviously, Mr. Barr is not going to Italy out of fondness for spaghetti. Wait and see!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: peebster 9/30/2019 4:29:22 PM (No. 193970)
Methinks this whole impeachment debacle is being driven by the fact that Barr and Durham may be on the verge of presenting actual facts and document that will outline their coup attempt. Washington is a leaky place, so they may already know trouble is coming. This way, they and their handlers in the media can cry "RETALIATION!" and plaster the airwaves with terms like "dictator, fascist, constitutional crisis" and the like. They're just trying to get out in front of it. But, given the GOP record of inaction and passivity, I won't hold my breath waiting for criminal referrals or indictments. There's only one person who really fights back against these evil people, and we know who that is.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starboard_side 9/30/2019 4:39:57 PM (No. 193977)
Can only hope that they are finding information, and presume they are, based on the intensity of the Democrats' push for their inquiry which is likely the biggest stick they have to ensure their compliant media friends will not discuss the Durham and Barr investigations, and that, as this article points out, there were a group of Ukrainian officials who were helping Democrats find dirt on Paul Manafort. That dirt likely also splashed on Tony Podesta, who abruptly closed his high-profile consultancy company, as he too was not properly registered, and potentially had major issues that would might be investigated too. I suspect they are finding solid confirmation from the other Ukrainian's who've come forward to expose some of the illegal acts, possibly coercion, considering some wrote a letter indicating they would lose Democrat support for future defense needs.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: greggojo 9/30/2019 4:55:41 PM (No. 193986)
The top three comments on Mukasey's WSJ Opinon piece: "We have been hearing that the justice department inspector general will have a report soon on the FISA abuses leading to the spy campaign against the Trump 2016 campaign. We've also been led to believe that Mr Durham is investigating matters outside the purview of the DOJ IG. So it is no surprise that we have this supposed "whistle blower" (who does not fit that description under the statute) files a carefully lawyered "complaint" with another inspector general--who lacks the jurisdiction under his bailiwick to investigate another collusion tale. This is, of course, nothing but a smoke screen, a diversion to deflect from the real Democrat collusion in the 2016 election . However, it is now incumbent upon AG Barr, Durham, et al. to release their reports promptly and start taking action against the FBI conspirators. Otherwise, we must conclude our Republic is irretrievably lost, and the swamp has won." (Liked Votes: 324) "Dems: Asking a foreign nation to help you investigate a political opponent is an impeachable offense. * Obama asked Ukrainian officials to investigate Trump’s campaign chairman. Dems: Quid pro quo with foreign nation, on tax payer dime, to advance your personal agenda, is an impeachable offense. * Biden: I told them if that prosecutor wasn’t fired by the end of the day, they weren’t getting that money. Once again, if the Democrats accuse you of something, you can just about be certain they’re doing it themselves." (Liked Votes: 222) "Given that the administration knew that there were saboteurs in the WH leaking Trump's conversations with other world leaders, because they had done so more than once, the scandal would have been if the administration had NOT moved the transcripts of his conversations to a more secure environment. The deep state saboteur leakers were and remain a threat to national security." (Liked Votes: 147)
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Reply 8 - Posted by: The Remnants 9/30/2019 5:37:23 PM (No. 194015)
It is hard to keep the faith. We were told that Horowitz' report would be released sometime this September. Good -bye September. Hello October, though maybe they meant September of 2020 I really hope, for our country's sake, that we can see some justice some day.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird 9/30/2019 6:55:14 PM (No. 194074)
Those who believe the investigation has taken too long forget that for more than two years many of the documents, much of the evidence against the Deep State (not hunches, theories, dot-connections or tea leaves, but EVIDENCE) was held hostage because of the Mueller/Weissman hoax. Prosecution takes Evidence. Successful prosecution takes very hard, specific, unassailable Evidence. The Evidence must be unearthed, it must be verified, it must at some point go to the grand jury (Durham’s department) and then the grand jury mulls it and calls witnesses (while all they do is in secret). All of that must occur before one indictment can be brought down by the grand jury ….or not. Our impatience reeks of ignorance of the snaillike process that is our justice system, which happens to be the best in the world. I can wait.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 10/1/2019 12:03:13 AM (No. 194186)
I can wait too, #9. But now what happens if Schiff & Co. reach their self-imposed impeachment deadline of EOY? And before DOJ principals can reveal their findings?! If the House votes to impeach, can they later turn around and 'un-impeach'. It's one thing for the Senate trial to have all the facts out on the table, but that would still leave our President with the impeachment stain 'forever'!! Wow.......
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