Another Nothingburger

You want some bupkis fries with that?

“And the Oscar for the best performance by a Deep Stater in a staged outrage goes to . . .”

Somes the story is true but it’s still fake news.

Yesterday while the nation’s eyes were on New Hamster, Donald Trump and William Barr dragged the rule of law into an alley and skull-fucked it to death. Or something like that. CNN lays out the drama:

All 4 federal prosecutors quit Stone case after DOJ overrules prosecutors on sentencing request

In an extraordinary move, all four federal prosecutors who took the case against longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone to trial withdrew Tuesday after top Justice Department officials undercut them and disavowed the government’s recommended sentence against Stone.

The mass withdrawal of the career prosecutors on the case was a stunning response to the controversial and politically charged decision by Attorney General William Barr and other top Justice Department officials to reduce prosecutors’ recommended sentence of up to nine years, which came just hours after Trump publicly criticized it on Twitter.

The rapid-fire developments in the case — the prosecutors’ withdrawals came one by one through court filings over the course of two hours Tuesday afternoon — spilled tensions between Justice Department brass and the career prosecutors into the open, raising questions about the Justice Department’s independence from political pressure. In a new filing Tuesday, the US Attorney’s Office in Washington revised the sentencing recommendation to be “far less” than the seven-to-nine years recommended on Monday. It was not signed by any of the prosecutors who worked the case.

Ultimately, the presiding judge in the case will have the final say on Stone’s sentence.

Trump denied any involvement in the sentencing revision, but the turnaround drew howls from congressional Democrats, who called for the Justice Department inspector general to investigate.
“It is outrageous that DOJ has deeply damaged the rule of law by withdrawing its recommendation,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, tweeted Tuesday. “Stepping down of prosecutors should be commended & actions of DOJ should be investigated.”

Of the four prosecutors who withdrew from the case — Aaron S.J. Zelinsky, Jonathan Kravis, Adam Jed and Mike Marando — Zelinsky and Kravis also resigned from the DC US attorney’s office. Zelinsky, who worked on former special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, did not resign from the Baltimore US attorney’s office, where he is based.

A few points:

1. The prosecutors hired by Robert Mueller all had the Clinton Taint on them.
2. Their job was to uncover an impeachable offense to use against Trump.
3. Roger Stone is an idiot who deserves to be punished.
4. Not one person was charged with colluding with Russia to meddle in the 2016 election.
5. Several people around Donald Trump were arrested and charged with crimes unrelated to Russian collusion and not involving Donald Trump. Some of them agreed to cooperate with Mueller, including Trump’s personal lawyer.
6. After two years of Gestapo tactics, Mueller finally admitted they found nothing on Trump.
7. The Russian Collusion case is closed.
8. All that is left are the sentencing of Roger Stone and a pending motion by Michael Flynn to withdraw his guilty plea.
9. All of the prosecutors that Mueller borrowed from various DOJ offices will soon be sent back to whence they came. All the prosecutors that were hired to work on the investigation will soon have their positions terminated.

So imagine that you are a Trump-hating federal prosecutor who has been working for Bob Mueller. You were really excited when you first took the job because you wanted to put that toupee-wearing orange usurper behind bars. Two years later you are angry and frustrated.

You are preparing a sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone. You are discussing the case with your colleagues and you tell them you’re going to recommend a harsh 4-year sentence. One of your colleagues says that if you do that Trump will just commute the sentence or pardon him. Another one says he might not have to because AG Barr might overrule the recommendation. You start to say “If he did that I would resign in protest.”

That’s when the lightbulb goes off in your head. You’re all going to be leaving soon anyway. What if you deliberately provoke a reaction from Trump and/or AG Barr so you can all resign in protest? At the very least the media will call any comments by Trump an attempt to influence the judge, and who knows? You might get lucky and provoke Trump into doing something stupid.

In any event, a prosecutor’s sentencing recommendation is just that – a recommendation. The judge is the decider. He/she does not have to follow the recommendation.

Over the next 12 months I would not be surprised to see a lot of Obama holdovers/Deep Staters departing from government or getting reassigned to the hinterlands. They hung around to “resist” Trump but he’s not going anywhere so now they gotta go.

Like a boss.

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183 Responses to Another Nothingburger

  1. Somebody says:

    9 years was a ridiculous recommendation, but the Obama judge most likely would have followed it and still may.

    Stone is a blow hard, but he’s not some hardened criminal that needs to be in a supermax. Wolfe from the senate intelligence committee leaked classified stuff and lied his ass off. He had all but one charge dropped and got 60 days for the one. Two tiered justice system indeed.

  2. foxyladi14 says:

    Interview Lou Dobbs with, Devin Nunes.

  3. elliesmom says:

    The Democrats have one of those circus guns from the old Matt Helm movies. The one that shoots backwards. They point it at Trump, and it fires back at them instead. The impeachment took out Biden. Which Democrat will they take out next? And is it intentional?

  4. votermom says:

    I asked for Mothy to be out on the aos hq prayer list this week

    http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=385762

  5. taw46 says:

  6. Cisco says:

    Listening to Rush and a caller asked to speak with Snerdly after the call with Rush was over.
    It turns out the caller offered to donate a lung for Rush if needed and accepted.
    Snerdly then tells Rush, your getting about two calls a day with the same offer.
    And the haters can only offer hate.

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  8. DandyTIger says:

    Fun change of topic

  9. votermom says:

    like Monty Python’s bring out yer dead scene

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  11. Angie says:

    THIS IS MY PRESIDENT!!!

    • Constance says:

      Apparently they learned nothing from the last time he testified! This should be good. I’m looking forward to it.

  12. Mt.Laurel says:

    Off topic (and especially for Denise):
    The Continuing Saga of Spicy Sparkles and the Guy formerly known as Prince Harry

    It didn’t take long for Harry and Meghan to prove they are hypocrites:
    https://nypost.com/2020/02/12/it-didnt-take-long-for-harry-and-meghan-to-prove-they-are-hypocrites/?utm_source=url_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons

    • DeniseVB says:

      Gah, this past week’s People Magazine had a cover story and a 6 page spread, they are becoming royally annoying. Looking for Netflix and book deals like the Obama’s got. Grifting in a $14 million dollar mansion on a Vancouver Island. They like to hike and take long walks on the beach. They are grifting splendidly 😀

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        I have seen a couple stories showing that people are laughing at the fake cute and adding some of the lyrics from the Pina Colada song because those Hallmark moments sound as is Sparkles has been plagiarizing again.

    • Anthony says:

      “That trip, by the way, was to attend a summit hosted by JP Morgan Chase. Harry, a 35-year-old man who knows little of the real world, let alone macro- and micro-economics or likely how to work an ATM, spoke to an audience including former Prime Minister Tony Blair, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and architect Sir Norman Foster.”

      • DeniseVB says:

        KT Hopkins lays into the Sparkle family pretty good. She’s so much fun to follow. “the official castration of Harry is now complete”. Love her !

  13. Myiq2xu™ says:

    We have a law that makes it illegal for us to lie to Congress. What we need is a law that makes it illegal for Congress to lie to us.

  14. lyn says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Bloomberg? He’s like Bernie only with hard earned billions. If any FBers follow Charles Glasser, he used to work for Mike, his surgical slices at his old boss are delish.

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    • DeniseVB says:

      Obama would know about old tricks to divide Americans. He’s definitely projecting there using Alinsky/Cloward-Piven. Citizenship? When did he ever promote that? Just his stupid DACA bandaid with so many problems, but not his since he knew that headache would be passed on to the next President.

  19. lyn says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      That alone should put the creepy punk away for years. I think it was the Larry David MAGA hat video that I saw a comment with a selfie video of a creep driving up on a lawn to run over a Trump sign. Time to attach your signs to a spike strip 😀

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    ❤ I want some of that cake.

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  24. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      Actually it is multicultural. Multicultural is racist. This is the inevitable conclusion. But why does it have to be in my town. Someone should give them some lovely white hoods.

      • DeniseVB says:

        That young lady appears to be also a result of Affirmative Action, like Mooch was at Princeton and Harvard, and still wasn’t happy wi’white folks. I’ve read MO’s thesis, SMH.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          Working with the D.C. government and the feds, you could easily tell who belonged to the affirmative action brigade. Then you had worker bees that earned their degrees/jobs based on merit. The affirmatives made their lives miserable.

    • SHV says:

      “Frankly there is just too many white people”
      *****
      I can understand, perhaps sympathize, with the desire to self segregate from White and Asian students. The majority of students who identify a POC, especially AA, are so academically deficient; being constantly reminded of that fact has got to be demoralizing. They are cannon fodder for the self indulgent, White quilt/diversity crowd.

  25. helenk3 says:

    I guess I might be a deplorable rube. I just saw an ad about climate change that said we have to do something now to save the next generation. Well if the next generation is so important why are we killing them off up to and including birth? What part do I not understand?

  26. votermom says:

    China now letting doctors diagnose officially based on symptoms and CT scans since they don’t have enough test kits

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  28. lyn says:

    They are nuts.

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    • Constance says:

      If the Libs want to have a remembrance ceremony for the Vindmans no one is stopping them. I’m sure CNN and MSLSD will show up. They could even invent some official looking medal to give them for their uniforms.

  31. Dora says:

    PIERS MORGAN: Harry and Meghan claimed they quit for peace, privacy and time to focus on saving the planet – in fact they just wanted the freedom to exploit Diana’s death for millions of dollars from environment-destroying bankers

    And the star headline act was the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. So far they’ve refused to confirm or deny reports they were paid between $500,000 and $1 million for their appearance.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7996061/PIERS-MORGAN-Harry-Meghan-just-wanted-freedom-exploit-Dianas-death-millions.html

    • taw46 says:

      I think a lot of that is about taking precautions. The article talks about isolating service members who have visited China, in order to prevent spread of the disease in the U.S.

  32. Dora says:

    • John Denney says:

      Anti-polygamy laws seem kind of pointless when Charlie Sheen was openly living with his two goddesses.

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  34. taw46 says:

    So, comments to this tweet say if Kelly had testified, Trump would have been convicted. Kelly left the WH 1/2/19, he has nothing to testify about the Ukraine phone call because he was not there. Just his opinion. I also read this article, just a long list of things he disagreed on with Trump. The General, like so many others, forgets who is President and who gets to make the decisions on foreign policy.

  35. helenk3 says:

    View at Medium.com

    JUST WOW a must read article

    • foxyladi14 says:

      shared

    • DeniseVB says:

      That is a good article. Most of us took that journey years ago and figured out how badly Dems were lying to us, then doing nothing for us. Then came Brandon to fill the void for those recently leaving the Dem party and those of us who left it years ago with no place to go 😀

  36. helenk3 says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/on_the_house_floor_ayanna_pressley_contends_the_constitution_is_sexist.html

    OMG the agony and the suffering how horrible to be a woman in America. Just think I could live in a land where sharia law would kill me for breathing

  37. Dora says:

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      The nuns I had in grammar school were very very very anti communist/socialist (and very pro USA). As you many have guessed there order was founded in the states. It was because of them that my first thought on Frankie as Pope were: South America/socialist/Jesuit. This does not sound good for the Catholic church. I tried to give him the benefit of doubt. But he is worse than I ever envisioned. And the fact that so few even questioned such a move shows just how much they have infiltrated that hierarchy.

      And the Archbishop of Canterbury is right in there with them as well.

  38. Dora says:

    Nice photo. Jim Jordon is wearing a jacket. 🙂

  39. helenk3 says:

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/02/democrats-impeachment-state-of-the-union-iowa-caucuses/

    it was a really really bad week for dems and it does not look like it will get better

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  42. lyn says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      They included a picture of their place here in Charlottesville. Drives the local crazy in a good way. 🙂

    • DeniseVB says:

      Wasn’t Trump, Inc. going to comp the use of Trump Doral for the U.S.’s hosting the G-7 (?) this year? Pompous Asses on the left went Squeeeeeeeeeee! Emoluments! So he withdrew the offer. Thanks Dems, now the taxpayers will pay for it.

      • Cisco says:

        That’s my recollection DVB.
        Trump offered literally a freebie and the Dem’s fouled that up.

      • Constance says:

        Well I think President Trump did that both for publicity for the resort and also because there was some negative big media BS story on every channel and he wanted to bump that off the front pages. It did a great job of wiping out the other story I can’t even remember what it was. Also it makes him look generous. But I think the G7 was always going to be at Camp David which is not that great of accommodations or access and will look pretty shabby compared to the French extravaganza last time. There won’t be room for the media to stay on site and while Trump will get the best room and come in and out by helicopter others are going to get crap accommodations. I love it! They bitched and they are getting screwed! HA!

        • DeniseVB says:

          Y’know, if Obama owned international luxury hotels and comped them for international leaders’ meet ups, I would have been cool with that. Camp David is one of my favorite historical sites located in a really beautiful part of our country. We, the taxpayers, already pay for that 🙂

          • lateblum says:

            Y’know, if Obama did that I would’ve yelled and screamed. My ODS has always been present and hasn’t diminished yet.i don’t care if he saved the world, I’d find something to (internally) bitch about.
            So good on you, Denise. I hate the man.always did, always will.

          • DeniseVB says:

            If Obama was a successful corporate icon, maybe he would have been a better President? He wasn’t and he wasn’t.

            Have you seen the chatter on Twitter, Blahma’s first EO was sealing his private records, so why can’t Trump EO to unseal them? Must be making the swampies very nervous. LOL

          • lateblum says:

            Yes. It is reported to have been his first EO and it is reported to have come right after he was inaugurated. I don’t know how true that is. But I don’t doubt for a moment it was his first EO.

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  44. lyn says:

    Offer or pick a nickname for your favorite Democrat.

    https://nicknames.vote/#grid

  45. DeniseVB says:

  46. lyn says:

    Fuck you with Obama;s big toe, W.

  47. lyn says:

    Does Hunter still have his original nose?

    • Cisco says:

      Dan sez’
      “good things”, like thrown out of the military for cocaine, get caught with drugs in his car, knock-up a stripper and abandon them, hop in the sack with his dead brother’s wife, and of course accept millions of $ from countries for “services” he had no qualifications to provide

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    Impeachment -2.0. Excellent thread.

  51. lyn says:

    • lateblum says:

      Is Judge Napolitano being held up as an example of a fair minded, non-partisan civil libertarian here? Really? In whose alternative reality?

    • lyn says:

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      • Constance says:

        I know! The Dems are bitching that people will lose faith in our justice system because of Barr stepping in…What faith am I supposed to lose? I have no faith in our Justice system because of the behavior of partisan Democrats in the deep state. Pull your head out of your ass DC/media people.

  52. taw46 says:

    Hope Hicks is returning to the WH and all the haters are out on twitter insulting her and the President.

  53. Dora says:

    Sounds like a good book.

    Watch the clip. It mentions the ‘tainted blood’ scandal. Remember that one?

    • John Denney says:

      I noticed my work provided medical premiums going up a lot in the 1980s.

      A friend who worked in the medical insurance industry later quietly confided that the medical insurance industry nearly collapsed because of AIDS.

      I did a bit more research and found that a patient’s treatment cost about $1000/month. There were a million patients. That’s $1 billion/month!

      Yeah, it’s nobody’s business what goes on between consenting adults in private.

  54. taw46 says:

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    • taw46 says:

      I read that the cruise ship in Japan is now up to 228 confirmed cases.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’m enjoying his unadventures in quarantine 🙂 Sounds like the crew is doing a hellevua job keeping everyone sane and well nourished. I’d be fine with a balcony room and internet access.

        • lateblum says:

          It would make me absolutely crazy.
          My brother and SIL have been on a Caribbean cruise for the last week+. My brother came down with the flu. Another person on the ship had a heart attack and they had to return to port in Charleston (?). My brother is now well and SIL never did get sick. They are happy as clams and island hopping. He said the crew was great, but fellow passengers were rude and obnoxious. I told him he was lucky he got sick and didn’t have to interact with them.

  55. lyn says:

    This was breaking news. LOL.

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