Durham resigns as US attorney; may continue as special counsel for now
Durham's resignation as US attorney is part of the normal process (in Democrat administrations) of clearing out political appointees from the other party. How this will affect Durham's role as special counsel for the SpyGate investigation is the real question, but Durham has at this point been pretty much exposed as a paper tiger.
We will just have to see if Durham's special counsel role results in anything, or if he closes up shop.
At this point, I suspect Durham was appointed as special counsel by Barr in order to continue blocking Trump from declassifying the Deep State abuses. Remember, Barr has ties to the first Bush administration -- and so does Stefan Halper, the latter of which engaged in what could well be similar intelligence activities, just without the added FISA wrinkle. (Or for all we know, WITH the added FISA wrinkle).
The unusually high adjudication rates appear to be a common factor in regions that had unusual results. Each adjudicated ballot has to be decided by a human, but the process is electronic and subject to interference from hackers. When proper audits have been performed, evidence of intrusions was detected. None of this depends on conspiracy theories about CIA or Dominion involvement, just evidence in the public record.
Compare and contrast: the Mike Flynn case versus SDNY
The misconduct here was much less significant and severe (one attorney suggested a day's delay in producing evidence to the defense, and burying the document among other documents) than in the Flynn case, yet charges were dropped immediately without years of appeals.
Both involve prosecutorial misconduct, but the outcomes are vastly different.
Supreme Court denies PA election lawsuits as "moot"
It seems like the court will make whatever excuses necessary to avoid ruling on election cases ... against the Democrats. Kavanaugh and Barrett have been a huge disappointment here. Roberts is a known quantity now. Only Alito, Gorsuch, and Thomas showed the backbone necessary to make an honest ruling. It is almost exactly the same dance the court has used for years to avoid enforcing the 2nd Amendment in another more than the most perfunctory manner. As Ace points out...
FBI targeting of Trump campaign far wider than originally thought
Read the whole thing.
Perhaps most telling is the focus on finding information from Russian connections that could be damaging to Hillary Clinton. That suggests that such information exists, is real, and would be very damaging if revealed. It also suggests the purpose of the investigation was political -- to protect Hillary, first, and to damage Trump and discredit any information that did come out, second -- rather than a true counterintelligence investigation.
The whole point of this legislation is to create a permanent Dem majority by means of permanent fraud. All the tactics they used to fraud Biden into the White House will be permanent fixtures across all national elections. If this passes, there's probably no voting our way out. No one sane should want that.
The GOPe, which Rubio has always been the personification of, has now crossed the rubicon by introducing gun control legislation that would deny the second amendment rights of anyone who has even been investigated for "terrorism" without due process. Note that Democrats are now calling participating in peaceful protests or believing Biden stolen the election "terrorism".
Hand recount shows 300 votes missing from Republican totals in NH
The most logical explanation for this is that roughly 300 ballots had some sort of issue with the ballot as a whole rather than with a particular vote (and also less than ten ballots with individual vote issues). Did these ballots go to the adjudication process for manual evaluation? Who did that evaluation?
The Dem totals were also off, but by an order of magnitude less.
300 votes is about 6% of that race. It looks like one race among four almost flipped from R to D based on the missing ballots.
I wrote briefly about HAMMER/SCORECARD before. At the time, I reserved judgement; I found the claims plausible but specific documentary evidence completely absent. While general ideas about voting machine issues were well known and have yet to be investigated, the specific claims about HAMMER/SCORECARD appear to have collapsed, and I think we can now consider them likely false at least with respect to election manipulation under those names.
One yellow flag for me was that everything about HAMMER/SCORECARD seemed to come from Montgomery or people close to him. Montgomery's claims rested basically on his personal credibility which was mixed at best, and the credibility he appropriated by association with others. Most of that credibility came from McInerney initially, and some from Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell. At the time, I noticed that Powell would speak freely about HAMMER/SCORECARD -- but then stopped, and focused instead on Dominion and an alleged whistleblower. Flynn, on the other hand, appeared as a guest on a few podcasts that also had McInerney talking about HAMMER/SCORECARD. But Flynn did not make those claims or even share microphone time with those making them. That seemed odd.
We now appear to have strong evidence that HAMMER/SCORECARD is baseless (part 1, part 2).
This does not necessarily invalidate other claims about vote-switching by machines, particularly after the forensic examination of voting machines in Antrim county turned up notable anomalies. However, the specific claims originating from Montgomery appear discredited.
Comey admitted he couldn't verify Steele on the same day he signed FISA
John Solomon at Just The News terms this a smoking gun, and he's right. It is. It should be enough to put Comey in jail for misleading the FISC. But it won't, because the cover-up lasted just long enough -- which is to say. about two weeks longer than Donald Trump lasted.
I fear the outcome in these cases is now preordained. Had these cases been decided before the election, their decisions could be made honestly. Now? If the court rules that Biden's wins in several of the states was actually illegitimate... how do you uninstall a president who is occupying the White House?
You don't, absent impeachment, which will not happen due to Democratic control of both houses of Congress (or the 25th Amendment, which doesn't apply here). But if the Supreme Court rules honestly that the rules were illegally changed and the election was invalid, it will tear apart the country and likely spark civil war.
The only justice I trust to have that level of fuck-you is Clarence Thomas. The others are unknown quantities or known squishes.