It seems to me like this scenario is a classic case for insurance. Why isn't there a "student loan insurance" program that will pay off student loans in the event of accidental death or disability?
I suppose that would partially defeat the purpose of having parents co-sign. The parents are (knowingly or not) providing the "insurance". And of course you can't reasonably insure against dropouts or kids who take 10 years to graduate or graduate without any useful skills.
Get this: He's hypothetically claiming that he would be immune to the suit if in fact he was a government agent, without admitting at this time that he was a government agent acting under orders.
Taking his obviously not really hypothetical seriously, the conduct Halper is defending involves implying the plaintiff, a Russian-born academic, was a Russian agent attempting to seduce Michael Flynn as part of an entrapment scheme. These rumors were probably meant to damage Flynn's reputation, and were probably spread in official reports as well as leaks to news media. That seems like a cut and dried defamation case if the reports were false.
In other words, Google -- and "everyone else" -- made the racist assumption that people vote based on their skin color and/or ethnic heritage. They assumed they could make sure Hillary won by using race as a proxy for politics.
And it bit them on the ass.
And with the exposure of these documents, they are now exposed as racists trying to abuse their positions of technological influence to manipulate political outcomes.
Confirmed: ALL Hillary's emails went to a dropbox controlled by China
If you believe the source (a no-bluecheck twitter account claiming to be with Epoch Times citing congressional testimony) then this is basically proof all of Hillary's emails were forwarded to Chinese intelligence. Sent and received, including whatever classified information was included.
I remember when they told us how important it was that the Fed be independent. And then when they told us how important it was for the Fed to print endless trillions for Obama's 8-year "stimulus" package. Now, they are admitting they aren't at all independent and are prepared to swing the election by crashing the economy if they can.
I do not see how the DOJ can expect to get any credit for reforming itself when it continues to decline and prosecute insiders despite referrals from the Inspector General for prosecution. At some point the prosecutions have to happen.
Information leaked from Epstein's autopsy report (unfinished) says Epstein suffered multiple broken bones in the course of his death. Such breaks appear to be more common in strangulation homicides than hanging suicides. Sometimes a murder is just a murder, even when the media calls it a conspiracy theory.
The judge rejected DOJ's attempt to keep the detailed descriptions of Comey's memos secret. DOJ may still try to appeal, but in my opinion, any protection due sources and methods is void when trying to abuse your national security powers to influence elections.
Remember, Manafort was criminally prosecuted. If opposition research was part of that process, it taints everything it touched with partisan motives. And Nellie Ohr is suspected of being a go-between for the DOJ (via her husband Bruce Ohr) on one side and the intelligence community she left to join Fusion GPS. In other words, there's a credible if unproven narrative that suggests she was receiving information (via hard-to-trace ham radio?) from those still inside the intelligence community and feeding it to DOJ via her husband for use against Trump and his team.
Nellie has already admitted to researching Carter Page and Michael Flynn, others who were targeted by DOJ for suspected political reasons.
Not mentioned: there is serious and signifcant doubt as to whether the charges in this case could possibly be campaign finance violations. Cohen basically pled to legal conduct as part of a "get Trump" effort. When Edwards was charged with similar but significantly worse conduct -- he paid off his mistress with campaign funds from a donor -- he was acquitted. Even those charges were considered controversial and a bit of a stretch.
The leaker here is basically saying Trump wasn't charged because he is the President. But that's pretty much never stopped anyone from enforcing campaign finance law before, and there are lots of other reasons not to prosecute a case like this.
Leaking this information is almost certainly a violation of DOJ ethics rules for prosecutors. As a prosecutor, you either indict, or shut up. You don't leak smears.
We've heard brief mentions of the FBI's "verification log", essentially a spreadsheet laying out the claims that Steele made and what had been found when those claims were looked into. But now, John Solomon is reporting on the details of that spreadsheet, and it's messy. It also proves exactly how much the FBI knew about Steele's credibility when they applied for the warrants.
House Dems push magazine ban, semiauto ban, red flag laws
I suspect this is more of a distraction for SpyGate than a serious attempt at crafting legislation. Which doesn't mean they won't try as hard as they can to pass it, or that they don't believe in it. Just that the timing is suspect.