Two standards of justice...

Conservative TreehouseThat is the baseline for Politico writing today about U.S. Attorney David Weiss intentionally burying information about an investigation of Hunter Biden in the summer and fall of 2020 in order to protect the candidacy of Joe Biden. USAO Weiss of Delaware stopped the investigation of Hunter Biden, stopped issuing grand jury subpoenas, and stopped the issuance of search warrants in order to keep the public from knowing that Hunter Biden was under a criminal investigation.

Contrast that –now confirmed– defensive activity, with these exact same DOJ and FBI officials leaking everything they could about investigations of Donald Trump, or anyone in Trump’s orbit, even when those investigative statements were false, in order to undermine his candidacy and presidency.

This glaring contrast is one of the most brutally obvious examples of political manipulation within the DOJ as an institution. Two solid and confirmed tiers of justice.

Leak everything about Trump, leak nothing on Biden.

Really as far as politicians go, I could live with either standard, so long as both sides go the same one. But that does not appear to be on the menu.

Thu Aug 05 22:27:57 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

DACA ruled illegal...

Volokh ConspiracyToday, Judge Hanen ruled that DACA was both procedurally and substantively invalid. (Co-blogger Jon Adler wrote about it here). This case has been pending forever. Texas filed the original complaint in May 2018. The case sat around while the DACA rescission litigation wound through the federal courts. Last June, the Chief set aside the rescission memorandum in Regents. Now, a year later, the district court set aside the original policy, which has been in effect since 2012. Yes, the policy is more than 9 years old. It has stretched the entirety of my academic career.

Of course it's illegal, the trick is getting that enforced. The courts have basically danced around the issue for a decade and the Roberts court will likely continue to do so despite a theoretical 6-3 majority.

This says a lot about the rule of law in this country. Specifically, it says we don't have it.

Categories Immigration

Wed Aug 04 23:53:27 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Calls for forensic audit in Wisconsin

Gateway PunditRepublican Representative Timothy Ramthum calls for a forensic audit in Wisconsin.

The train is moving downhill. Finally, someone in Wisconsin is calling for a forensic audit in the state. One that will uncover fraud in the state, nothing similar to the wasted time and money the Wisconsin House is currently touting.

“After reviewing the information released from both the Fulton County audit in Georgia and today’s Arizona Senate hearing on the Maricopa County audit, I am formally requesting a more comprehensive audit from former Justice Michael J. Gableman and the Legislative Audit Bureau into the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin.”

“It is vital to our democratic process that the Wisconsin Legislature acknowledges the alarming information that threatens the very fabric of our society. In order to preserve our God-given rights and ensure that citizens can have confidence in the integrity of our elections, I am requesting it be added to the scope of the Wisconsin audit.

Pressure is building for real audits.

Wed Aug 04 22:53:27 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Nunes: I want to believe!

PJMediaOn Wednesday, Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, was interviewed by Sara Carter on her podcast and said he still expects Justice Department Special Counsel John Durham to release his report on the Obama administration spying on the Trump campaign over the bogus pretext of collusion with Russia. He also said he expects it will result in “prison sentences for some former senior Obama officials.”

Oh, I agree we'll likely get a Durham report. But it won't result in prison sentences for anyone. Barr set up several ways for Durham's Special Counsel position to be invalidated, and Biden will do just that if Durham tries to actually put anyone in jail or even actually investigate anything higher than the FBI.

Face it: no one will get punished for this. Not even Clinesmith, who got his wrist slapped for admitting to forging court documents and will likely get his law license back pretty much immediately.

Categories Spygate

Tue Aug 03 23:14:39 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

59 of 96 Mueller probe phones missing

Just The NewsRepublican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Chuck Grassley of Iowa sent a letter to the Justice Department Wednesday asking for more information regarding missing phones used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team during the Russian collusion investigation.

The senators sent the letter after finding out the Justice Department "could not locate 59 of the 96 phones used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team," according to Grassley's website.

The two senators wrote to the DOJ's Office of the Inspector General in September 2020 regarding allegations that cell phones assigned to "multiple people on then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team were 'wiped' for various reasons during [the Russia investigation]."

For an investigative agency, the FBI sure has lost a lot of evidence related to the misconduct of the Mueller probe. That sure doesn't seem accidental.

Categories Spygate

Tue Aug 03 22:14:39 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

PA to issue subpoenas to counties for election materials?

Gateway PunditPennsylvania Senator Doug Mastriano told One America News this week that he will ask the Pennsylvania Senate’s Intergovernmental Operations Committee he chairs to issue subpoenas to compel counties to cooperate with his effort to investigate the 2020 election.

On Friday Pennsylvania counties Tioga and Philadephia declined to participate in the Senate’s forensic election audit.

Doug Mastriano joined OAN earlier this week to discuss the mafia tactics by state leaders to threaten the counties that may participate in a forensic audit.

Again, taking note of the weirdly strong resistance to election audits in various states suggests something about which states have problems and who knows about those problems.

If 2020 was an honest election the audits will show that.

Let's find out.

Tue Aug 03 17:45:27 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Another capitol police suicide

Granite GrokThe Washington Times is reporting that a fourth Capitol Police Officer present during the brief January 6th occupation of the Capitol Building by protesters has committed suicide. Is it just me or is that just a little bit suspicious?

I wasn't going to say it, because it is purely speculation, but the number of suicides among capitol police officers following the "riots" on January 6th is definitely suspicious.

But then a writer at Granite Grok said it, and I'm not going to shy from pointing it out.

The number of suicides among capitol police involved in the January 6th events is hugely out of line with suicides among the general population.

I don't even have a theoretical explanation for it. The classic "they knew too much" doesn't even have a plausible theory for what they knew too much about. There are claims some capitol police let protesters into the building.. that hardly seems worthy of a suicide, much less a fake suicide and cover up.

At some point, to avoid descending in conspiracy theory lunacy, you just have to note that something is very odd and that there may be more to it and wait.

Tue Aug 03 17:40:03 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About that voter fraud that doesn't exist...

AZ Attorney GeneralAttorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that a State Grand Jury has indicted Tracey Kay McKee, of Scottsdale, with one count of Illegal Voting and one count of Perjury, for allegedly casting a vote in the name of a deceased person through an early ballot in the 2020 General Election.

The indictment alleges that McKee signed the name of a deceased individual to an early ballot envelope. McKee is the daughter of the deceased individual, who died on October 5, 2020. McKee is accused of signing her deceased mother’s name to a declaration made under penalty of perjury on an early ballot envelope on or between October 7, 2020, and November 3, 2020.

People claim it doesn't exist, and the number of prosecutions is usually small, but that's mostly because no one looks for it.

Categories Vote Fraud

Mon Aug 02 23:06:38 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The full depth of Barr's betrayal

Conservative TreehouseIn previous comments attributed to AG Bill Barr, he claimed to have seen no evidence of election fraud. The Atlantic Article cites Bill Barr stating to an AP journalist December 1st 2020: ” To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” and then the article covers the fallout with the White House from that AP interview.

There’s a big difference between not seeing election fraud and purposefully blocking a United States Attorney from investigating allegations of fraud with a motive not to see it.

So, yeah, if you refuse to investigate election fraud, you won't see any evidence of it. It's clear based on Barr's endgame in 2020 that he was a deep state plant all along.

Mon Aug 02 22:06:38 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI accessing NSA database

Conservative TreehouseIn essence, what this segment reveals is Andrew Weissmann being so comfortable and casual with his reference point from time and experience inside the DOJ-NSD, that he doesn’t even realize what he is saying so matter-of-factly is something that is not supposed to take place.

The DOJ (or DOJ-NSD) is not supposed to have simple access to the NSA database without a reason for it. Or without a contact from the NSA with a directive to review an intercept because it might involve unlawful activity.

The DOJ-NSD personnel are not supposed to be randomly data-mining the NSA database just to see if they can find some issue they would be under the authority to investigate. Yet this frame of reference is exactly the casual nature of Weissmann’s diatribe.

If the NSA database is so easily searched by any domestic law enforcement agency, FBI or DOJ, then what exactly is the difference between the DOJ sucking up all the communication of Americans (brutally obvious 4th amendment violations) and the NSA capturing it? Under the process Weissmann seems so casual about, the DOJ apparently has full unlimited access to everything the NSA captures.

This isn't news to anyone who has been paying attention, but it's an admission that rules aren't being followed. And that access from the FBI was supposed to be turned off...

Sun Aug 01 23:02:13 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Guess who funded the Kung Flu?

If you guessed Hunter Biden, give yourself a prize.

Categories Coronavirus

Sun Aug 01 22:02:13 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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