“They’re trying to make it into this incredibly important inquisition about the misdeeds of Mr. Barr, and I gotta tell ya, I don’t think for a minute that Bill Barr is shaking in his boots or worrying about whether he has to appear by way of subpoena or just by volunteering. The president can move people around and the president can put new U.S. attorneys into office at his pleasure.”
Nadler's a total lightweight and Barr will brush him aside, like an overweight gnat. But in the meantime Barr has plenty of ability to shake up the public perception in some very major ways. The Flynn dismissal is very big, but even bigger is the revelation of Obama and Biden's roles in pressing disgraced former FBI Director James Comey to "investigate" Michael Flynn for acts that Comey himself is now revealed (through Peter Strzok notes) to have regarded as "legit." Against that factual backdrop, a Comey indictment--or really any other indictments stemming from the Durham investigations--will brush all other stories aside.
Further, the antics of Antifa and BLM are falling increasingly flat--except to the extent that they have encouraged Americans to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights in record numbers. The revelations coming from the attempt to railroad Flynn will also increasingly shunt those Leftist antics to the side, for any Americans who remain even remotely interested in fair play.
Most ominously, perhaps, Trusty believes that not only are Durham indictments on track for the relatively near future (Barr hinted recently that he's hoping for "developments" before the end of summer), but there could also be indictments coming against those behind Antifa:
Trusty also told [Fox News' Jon] Scott that the DOJ will probably be indicting people as part of its probe into antifa, the violent far-left group President Trump recently designated as a terrorist organization.
Barr told Fox News’ Bret Baier earlier this month that “focused investigations” were already underway that “relate to Antifa.”
“It’s a very loosely organized group, and they have an unusual system of communication and organization,” Barr said. “There are people who can be characterized as leaders in any given situation.”
That sounds like Barr believes the Feds have penetrated the communication and organizational structure of Antifa and are identifying the leadership.
The DOJ has made finding out who is behind the recent unrest a top priority.
“There appear to be sources of funding, and we are looking into the sources of funding,” Barr said. “And, you know, there is clearly some high degree of organization involved at some of these events and and coordinated tactics that we’re seeing. And we’re looking into that as well. And some of it relates to Antifa. Some of it relates to groups that act very much like Antifa. As I said, there’s a witches’ brew of extremist groups that are trying to exploit this situation on all sides.”
Trusty said “I think there’s a real good chance this Justice Department ends up identifying and indicting antifa financiers, or people associated with antifa,” adding that it could be “a bit of a bombshell.”
Barr is unfazed, because he has a handle on the real facts, what will end up being the real news.
Writ of Mandamus for Flynn granted: 2-1.ReplyDelete
What am I missing? Why are you telling me that?Delete
Hadn't seen it posted here yet; unless I missed it.ReplyDelete
"unless I missed it."Delete
Yup; I missed it... hadn't scrolled down the page before posting. My bad.Delete
Gleeson is now asking for more time? wth?ReplyDelete
Gleeson asking for more time:Delete
He really is a ……. jerk.
Not so much more time as "clarification" from Sullivan. Yep, total jerk.Delete
“clarification from Sullivan"? At this point? How does that work...Delete
"REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION ANDDelete
MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE REPLY BRIEF"
From Gleeson’s motion:Delete
"Specifically, in light of the decision issued this morning by the court of appeals, I request clarification as to whether my reply brief should be filed. In addition, I respectfully request an extension of time to file the reply brief until this Court has provided such clarification."
“To file or not to file…that is Gleeson’s question…."Delete
Technically, it seems, Sullivan could wait 21 days before dismissing. That's what Gleeson says is standard.Delete
The Mandamus specifically VACATES Gleeson's appointment as Amicus; hence, his authority for any and all actions that would flow from his status as Amicus -- such as filing his brief -- is moot. His only argument is to claim the Mandamus doesn't take effect for 21 days. So what?Delete
Oh, for crying out loud…. :-(Delete
On a brighter side… it seems that more and more information is coming out that tells us and all the world that Obama was leading the Flynn persecution. In light of that, maybe Flynn could hang in there while the useless Gleeson simmers and Obama looks worse with every passing hour...Delete
Will Chamberlain's video analysis:Delete
>> https://twitter.com/willchamberlain/status/1275825152597487616 <<
Very detailed; doesn't think the Appeals Court will want to go "en banc" for several sound reasons.
I'll hafta check that out. Shipwreckedcrew has an article now, but he hedges his bets. In the last analysis, I suspect that Sullivan's actions were simply too extreme.Delete
I thought Will was pretty cogent.Delete
What part of "vacate the district court’s order appointing an amicus" does Gleeson not understand?Delete
AS an aside:ReplyDelete
Did you hear what FBI director Wray said tonight in his interview with Bret Baer? Asked about Clinesmith (the FBI lawyer who falsified supporting documents in the Page FISA case,) Wray said: "he no longer works for the FBI, and I can't comment further because I don't want to get out in front of the Durham investigation."
He did not directly say Clinesmith is a "cooperating witness," but it sure rhymes with it.
Yes it does, and nothing could be less surprising.Delete
Wray also said a rather remarkable thing re the Brady material in the Flynn. Or rather, he refused to say something, and that was remarkable. Asked whether he had personal knowledge of the Brady material that was withheld, he refused to confirm or deny.
I'm guessing he demurred on commenting on that for the same reason: Durham investigation.Delete
Barr on his upcoming testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee, "Please don't throw me in that briar patch."ReplyDelete
Nadler is making a huge mistake; he's just too stupid to realize it.