Skip to comments.McCabe Skates; Flynn Waits; Avenatti Quakes. What a Friday.
Posted on 02/14/2020 12:07:33 PM PST by EyesOfTX
Todays news that the Department of Justice has declined to prosecute a basically open-and-shut criminal referral from Inspector General Michael Horowitz regarding Andrew McCabe has created outrage among Trump supporters all across the country. I learned a long time ago that news that seems outrageous one day might turn out to make much more sense in retrospect, so I wont offer an opinion on what it means here, other than to try to put some context around it.
Also today, AG William Barr announced that President Trumps tweets which he claimed often make it impossible for him to do his job have not constrained him from appointing a U.S. Attorney to serve as outside counsel to investigate his departments handling of the case involving General Michael Flynn. In addition, as reported by the National Review
In addition, Barr has appointed prosecutors to review a number of other politically sensitive cases, none of which were named by the Times. These prosecutors have been interviewing line prosecutors on investigative decisions and the reasons behind them.
A prosecutor from the office of the U.S. attorney in St. Louis, Mo. is handling the Flynn case, while prosecutors from the office of Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen are taking up other cases.
And, shortly after the news about McCabe skating came down, we find out that a jury in federal district court in Manhattan has found the Creepy Porn Lawyer, Michael Avenatti, guilty on all three counts of extortion that were brought against him by Justice Department lawyers. And the great news, as reported by NBC, is that Avenatti faces more prosecutions still:
The bombastic attorney, who was ordered jailed last month for alleged violations of his release bond, faces upcoming trials this spring in two other federal criminal cases.
One of those cases, in New York, is for charges that he swindled Daniels out of $300,000 in proceeds for a book she wrote.
The other pending case, in California, is on charges accusing Avenatti of defrauding other clients out of millions of dollars, tax crimes and perjury.
All of this comes in the wake of Barrs decision earlier this week to intervene in the outrageous conduct of four of his employees in the case against Roger Stone, rescinding their draconian sentencing recommendation. That move ended up ridding us of one corrupt U.S. Attorney entirely, and ensures that three others will be shunted off to inconsequential future assignments.
So, while the McCabe decision is troubling when taken in a vacuum, lets all not pretend that Barr has suddenly regressed into Jeff Sessions mode.
We are probably also well-advised to remember that, early last year, DOJ made a similar decision to not pursue a Horowitz-generated criminal referral against James Comey for his own lack of candor in interviews with federal investigators. That decision elicited similar howls of outrage from the Presidents supporters.
But then, less than a month ago, deep state corrupt reporter Andrew Goldman at the New York Times reported in its own highly-biased way the following:
Federal prosecutors in Washington are investigating a years-old leak of classified information about a Russian intelligence document, and they appear to be focusing on whether the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey illegally provided details to reporters, according to people familiar with the inquiry.
Remember that? I wrote about that piece in great detail, in fact, on January 17. But the pace at which the news moves these days ensures that most readers have forgotten about all of that by now.
Whats the point? The point is this: The fact that DOJ says it is not pursuing fairly minor charges contained in criminal referral from Horowitz against McCabe does not mean that McCabe that the former FBI Deputy Director is ultimately going to walk away from all of his treasonous actions a free man.
Just yesterday, in fact, the New York Times, in a piece co-authored by Goldman, issued another butt-covering report for its deep state masters:
Trump administration officials investigating the governments response to Russias election interference in 2016 appear to be hunting for a basis to accuse Obama-era intelligence officials of hiding evidence or manipulating analysis about Moscows covert operation, according to people familiar with aspects of the inquiry.
Questions asked by Mr. Durham, who was assigned by Attorney General William P. Barr to scrutinize the early actions of law enforcement and intelligence officials struggling to understand the scope of Russias scheme, suggest that Mr. Durham may have come to view with suspicion several clashes between analysts at different intelligence agencies over who could see each others highly sensitive secrets, the people said.
Mr. Durham appears to be pursuing a theory that the C.I.A., under its former director John O. Brennan, had a preconceived notion about Russia or was trying to get to a particular result and was nefariously trying to keep other agencies from seeing the full picture lest they interfere with that goal, the people said.
Hey, guess who was leading the FBIs interactions with Brennan and the CIA during that period of time: FBI Super-Duper Agent Peter Strzok, who reported directly to guess who? Andrew McCabe.
So, go ahead and be outraged by DOJs decision to take a pass on another Horowitz criminal referral. I was initially outraged by it myself, in fact.
But if youre thinking that single decision, taken in a vacuum away from other relevant information, means that McCabe is completely off the hook, I would argue with you, at least pending further developments.
That is all.
Your third blog post today.
Seems the DEMs, with the help of Trump's DOJ and military officials, will have managed to put Iowa in the rear view mirror this weekend for the news outlets.
Avanetti was just found guilty.
Avenatti case and conviction today has nothing to do with the coup against President Trump.
As for barr putting agents onto other things like looking into the initial Flynn interviews. Expect any and all assignments like that to be of 1 purpose!
To Vindicate any and all agents involved in the coup just like he has vindicated comey and mccabe.
I thought the internet crime was posting excerpts from blogs to get clicks and make millions of dollars.
He 'posted the whole thing'.
Excessive blogging is also something frowned upon.
He 'posted the whole thing'.
Yeah, this is the third time today.
We must be pretty stupid to need so many of his updates.
I got my surgeon's mask on.
McCabe has not fully skated yet?
Best headline writer ever.
Maybe he drank a lot of coffee...
“So, while the McCabe decision is troubling when taken in a vacuum,”
The McCabe decision is intolerable.
I hope President Trump tweets about it and Barr, alot.
That’s been my thought all along. McCabe isn’t out of the woods. SpyGate is heating up, so is McCabe’s ass.
Well done Eyes of Texas!
From Jack Posobiec tweet:
Stone - Charged
Flynn - Charged
Papadopoulos - Charged
Gates - Charged
Cohen - Charged
McCabe - Pass
Comey - Pass
Brennan - Pass
Clapper - Pass
Podesta - Pass
Logical thinking and all that.
I don’t know about anybody else, but I’ve about had it being teased, strung along, thinking there was some justice surely would come for the sleaze from the swamp creatures.
Ready to just tune out.
Trump's tweets came *after* it was revealed McCabe lied to investigators
What an absolute joke the American justice system is
U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Barnett Walton (born February 8, 1949) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He is the former presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
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