I am not bothered by this commutation. The justice system failed Stone; he was convicted solely of process crimes related to the Russia Hoax, and both judge and jury in his case displayed strong evidence of bias. While some of his actions were poorly considered, the commutation of his sentence does not clear his record, so a substantial penalty remains. Given Stone's age, the obvious lack of risk to the public, the prevalence of COVID cases in the prison system along with other risks, and the painful comparison to SpyGate conspirators already let off the hook for similar and worse actions, commutation of his prison term seems entirely reasonable.
Trying to read the tea leaves about why it was released is probably futile. So long as the case is open, DOJ has an obligation to release material like this that they find. They might be releasing it as they find it, or they might be making the pointed decision to drip this stuff out to encourage Sullivan to comply with the writ of mandamus issued by the appeals court without showing their full hand.
It will be interesting to see the full documents, not just the summary description. In fact, since the documents were provided Tuesday, I'm a little surprised we haven't seen them already. But as usual, John Solomon has good sources.
Fake Hate usually involves someone faking an incident of racism, supposedly for the purpose of fighting racism (and, without admitting it, feeding their narcissism and desire for attention). But there is another type of fake hate, apparently.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
CDC has admitted it is mixing current positive cases with antibody cases, meaning the total is higher and we have no way of knowing if we are facing a surge of current Kung Flu cases or a surge of positive antibody tests from people who had the virus but recovered and are no longer at risk or capable of spreading the virus. That's a rather important distinction, and mixing the numbers means we will be more inclined to panic over ever-increasing totals.
The theory that Dr Fauci at CDC is a political player trying to screw things up for Trump is increasingly credible.
Did the Office of Net Assessment leak the Flynn call?
Grassley wants to know. Halper, who has been paid large amounts of money for suspiciously small amounts of work by that office, has been implicated in other matters related to SpyGate. It would not be a surprise if he is involved here too.
Flynn has started talking, it seems. He may not be able to reveal details publicly, but I would be very surprised if he can't find a way to get the information into hands that will be able to use it effectively.
Texas hospitals not overwhelmed with Kung Flu patients
Two important facts to understand before you panic: first, hospitals usually try to run at high utilization rates for their care space. That space is expensive to have and staff, and it needs to be used to keep the hospitals in business. And second, many hospitals are testing and reporting everyone who comes in for Kung Flu. And of course if they are in the hospital for something else and test positive, that's reported as a hospitalized COVID-19 case even if they are actually in the hospital for a motorcycle accident.