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BanjoMan
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I know right? It's like perfect timing for him.

11/21/2019 7:56:46 PM

dtownral
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are you under the impression that this is coincidental?

it's of course on purpose because of how bad this week has been for trump, and the fact that everything was so vague means it's also something trivial

11/22/2019 8:47:02 AM

Pupils DiL8t
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Even if it's trivial, the GOP will elevate it so that it appears as equally outrageous as the impeachment testimony.

11/22/2019 9:13:26 AM

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https://twitter.com/adamserwer/status/1197989379333079040?s=21

Anyone who was following this already knew but the thick irony of this whole ordeal is that despite Trump CONSTANTLY whining about FBI-bias the only actual evidence that something inconsistent with DOJ policy was done was because of NYC field office pro-Trump bias.

It’s so freaking bizarre that the FBI Director, the DOJ IG and Democrats in Congress just don’t seem to care.

11/22/2019 4:41:32 PM

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/justice-dept-watchdog-finds-political-bias-did-not-taint-top-officials-running-the-fbis-russia-probe-but-documents-other-errors/2019/11/22/4b2f51de-0d48-11ea-97ac-a7ccc8dd1ebc_story.html

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"The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is expected to find in a forthcoming report that political bias did not taint top officials running the FBI investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign in 2016, while at the same time criticizing the bureau for systemic failures in its handling of surveillance applications, according to two U.S. officials.

The report due out Dec. 9 from Inspector General Michael Horowitz will allege that a low-level FBI lawyer inappropriately altered a document that was used as part of a controversial application for electronic surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser, the officials said. The inspector general referred that finding to U.S. Attorney John Durham, so that he may investigate it as a possible crime, they said.

But Horowitz will conclude that the application still had a proper legal and factual basis, according to the officials, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive report.

In broad terms, the report refutes accusations of a political conspiracy by senior law enforcement officials against the Trump campaign to favor Democrat Hillary Clinton, while also knocking the bureau for procedural shortcomings, said the officials. On balance, they said, it provides a mixed assessment of the bureau and department’s undertaking of a probe that became highly politicized and divided the nation."


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"The inspector general report, the officials said, is divided into three parts. One focuses on the opening of the Crossfire Hurricane probe of Papadopoulos. Another reviews the surveillance order on Page. A third assesses the bureau’s handling of Steele and his information."


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"According to the two officials, Horowitz is expected to conclude that opening of Crossfire Hurricane was legally and factually justified. "


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"The inspector general also is expected to find that the application and subsequent renewals to monitor Page’s communications was proper and observed relevant guidelines, the officials said."


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"But there was an issue with a low-level FBI lawyer who altered an email to the Justice Department as part of the process for renewing the FISA warrant, which expires after 90 days. One of the attorneys in the National Security Division, which handles wiretap applications under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), asked the lawyer if he could document a certain claim, the officials said. He misled them when he said he could and, to cover his tracks, he altered the email, the officials said. The serious error in judgment led to his removal from the bureau, and his case has been referred for criminal investigation, officials said.

There are other individuals whose conduct is criticized, including a low-level agent, but the lawyer’s case is the most significant, they said.

Nonetheless, in looking closely at the Page surveillance application, the inspector general has identified a number of problems in the bureau’s process for handling FISA applications, including in how it forwards material to the National Security Division for review, the officials said.

Horowitz will recommend reforms, such as strengthening the internal oversight process."


[Edited on November 22, 2019 at 5:28 PM. Reason : highlights]

11/22/2019 5:24:32 PM

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It’s kind of funny anyone seriously entertains the idea comey was out to get trump when the handling of the Clinton email investigation was so obviously biased against her... we literally heard barely anything about the investigations into trump from official channels. The times even reported the opposite which I personally took as gospel at the time.

Trump has proven once again that if you just keep repeating something no matter how absurd enough people will start to believe it.

11/22/2019 7:47:03 PM

dtownral
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Tucker Carlson sounding exactly like horosho:
https://twitter.com/NikkiMcR/status/1199135926955466753

11/26/2019 11:49:14 AM

Pupils DiL8t
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Any guesses as to what our common enemy is that we have in the Middle East?

https://twitter.com/rgoodlaw/status/1266473641459531782

My best guess would be Islamic terrorism.

5/29/2020 6:18:07 PM

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"U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, according to Law & Crime's Matt Naham, has ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to answer questions "regarding certain redactions of the Mueller Report" at a hearing now set for July 20. In the past, Walton has been critical of Attorney General William Barr's response to the Mueller Report, asserting that Barr, in 2019, "distorted" the findings of former special counsel Robert Mueller. And now that Walton has read the Mueller Report in unredacted form, he is more concerned than ever about Barr's response to it."


https://www.salon.com/2020/06/09/judge-who-accused-barr-of-distorting-mueller-report-demands-answers-after-reading-unredacted-copy_partner/

6/11/2020 5:27:31 PM

Pupils DiL8t
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/15/kremlin-papers-appear-to-show-putins-plot-to-put-trump-in-white-house

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"There is a brief psychological assessment of Trump, who is described as an 'impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex'.

There is also apparent confirmation that the Kremlin possesses kompromat, or potentially compromising material, on the future president, collected – the document says – from Trump's earlier 'non-official visits to Russian Federation territory'.

The paper refers to 'certain events' that happened during Trump’s trips to Moscow. Security council members are invited to find details in appendix five, at paragraph five, the document states. It is unclear what the appendix contains."

7/15/2021 3:34:54 PM

CaelNCSU
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https://mobile.twitter.com/caitoz/status/1415833485877551104

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"Luke Harding's Continued Employment Discredits All Western Media

@lukeharding1968
continues to receive mainstream traction promoting theories that Trump conspired with the Kremlin, despite he and his theories having been fully discredited many times over"

7/15/2021 10:46:10 PM

Mr. Joshua
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"Then there's the little itty bitty problem that the president who the authors claim was beholden to the Kremlin via kompromat was indisputably far more hawkish toward Moscow"


lol

I had to look her up:
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"Caitlin Johnstone is a reader-supported independent journalist from Melbourne, Australia. Her political writings can be found on Medium and on her Facebook page, facebook.com/CaitlinAJohnstone."


LOL

[Edited on July 16, 2021 at 11:17 AM. Reason : ,]

7/16/2021 11:13:26 AM

The Coz
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Support the journalists who write only the stories you want to read.

7/16/2021 11:31:29 AM

Pupils DiL8t
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^^

I was going to comment on the hilarity of that same tweet.

I agree, though, that the Guardian article should be taken with a grain of salt.

Here are two additional threads that raise issues with its content:

https://twitter.com/RidT/status/1415651952889929730

https://twitter.com/pwnallthethings/status/1415675295764422659

7/16/2021 11:36:46 AM

Bullet
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Just curious, did you already follow Caitlin Johnstone, or did you just do a search trying to find any random "journalist" that discredited the story?

7/16/2021 11:42:06 AM

Mr. Joshua
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I agree that the Guardian story has issues. I'll be back later with a JerkMate article that explains its deficiencies.

7/16/2021 11:42:40 AM

thegoodlife3
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dude posted this quote from her in another thread:

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" The only face more suitable for the US empire than a sociopathic billionaire is a decrepit warmongering corporate whore with dementia."


she’s garbage

7/16/2021 11:45:15 AM

CaelNCSU
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Old but https://taibbi.substack.com/p/russiagate-is-wmd-times-a-million

Pay for that substack. Is Taibbi Samizdat here?

7/16/2021 12:05:06 PM

thegoodlife3
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I used to be a big fan of Taibbi, but he was a bit too excited to be a face of the anti anti-Trumpers

from that piece:

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" Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to congress summarizing Mueller’s conclusions. The money line quoted the Mueller report:

[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."


quoting Barr’s letter to congress discredits the whole piece

7/16/2021 12:33:16 PM

CaelNCSU
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https://theintercept.com/2017/12/09/the-u-s-media-yesterday-suffered-its-most-humiliating-debacle-in-ages-now-refuses-all-transparency-over-what-happened/

Greenwald was too.

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"Just curious, did you already follow Caitlin Johnstone, or did you just do a search trying to find any random "journalist" that discredited the story?
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Loosely follow. A former soap boxer circa 2008 turned me onto her about 6 months ago. I saw someone other than me quote her before.

[Edited on July 16, 2021 at 12:58 PM. Reason : a]

7/16/2021 12:51:43 PM

thegoodlife3
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he’s an even bigger clown

7/16/2021 12:57:01 PM

CaelNCSU
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It is clown world. Calling someone risking their life to expose spying of American citizen a clown.

TFW the entire propaganda arm of the empire comes to life.

7/16/2021 1:00:44 PM

thegoodlife3
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he goes after young, female journalists and his sycophants follow his lead and attack them

his few good deeds don’t absolve the bad he’s done since

7/16/2021 1:36:01 PM

CaelNCSU
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https://taibbi.substack.com/p/on-the-difference-between-smearing

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"It’s why so much effort was spent denouncing “economic anxiety” as code for racism, why Hillary Clinton accused both Jill Stein and Tulsi Gabbard of being foreign assets, why the New Yorker ran a story arguing Glenn Greenwald’s criticism of Russiagate was rooted in his disdain for “the ascendance of women and people of color in the [Democratic] Party,” why Cenk Uygur is accusing “alt left” enemies of being “paid by the Russians,” why Current Affairs went after impossibly congenial podcast host Krystal Ball by accusing cohort Saagar Enjeti of being a human gateway drug to Hitler, why critics went after Substack by claiming it was racist and transphobic (or, most amusingly lately, “bad for democracy”), why former New York Times editorial page editor James Bennet was ousted for putting the lives of black staff “in danger” by running a Tom Cotton editorial, and, yes, why Andrew Weissman went after Carlson by saying sowing distrust in the NSA is “un-American.”

These are all debate-pre-emptive strategies. When Clinton went after Gabbard, we stopped talking about whether or not military intervention in Syria was a good idea, and moved to debating whether Gabbard was an accomplice to genocide. "


I think I remember that. Poor defenseless journalists working for billion dollar media companies. Good technique. Taibbi outlines above.

[Edited on July 16, 2021 at 1:54 PM. Reason : a]

7/16/2021 1:52:53 PM

thegoodlife3
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that was written before he went after Taylor Lorenz

lol at defending Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti

[Edited on July 16, 2021 at 2:10 PM. Reason : .]

7/16/2021 2:09:23 PM

CaelNCSU
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Which crime against the church did they commit?

7/16/2021 4:06:14 PM

thegoodlife3
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since he was mentioned on this page, what the fuck has happened to Matt Taibbi??

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/nprs-brilliant-self-own

7/20/2021 12:47:46 PM

CaelNCSU
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^ He stayed consistently anti-authoritarian.

https://mobile.twitter.com/matthewstoller/status/1417468403191881729

Mainstream dude talking about the cathedral.

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10. Anyway, we're at a weird moment where our national 'parastate' institutions organized during the progressive era - national media, corporations, universities - seek to retain their hegemonic power but with less and less legitimacy"


I'm sure Stoller is Samizdat too.

[Edited on July 20, 2021 at 2:58 PM. Reason : a]

7/20/2021 2:55:18 PM

HaLo
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Only the best people

https://apnews.com/article/barrack-trump-inaugural-uae-030e53361c4e6355baa7c463198a5b0b

7/20/2021 5:31:26 PM

thegoodlife3
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^^ those damned authoritarians at NPR

he’s a an older white dude complaining about issues that non-white/LGBTQ people deal with on a regular basis

his complaints have nothing to do with authoritarianism against him or his ilk


[Edited on July 20, 2021 at 5:46 PM. Reason : .]

7/20/2021 5:39:55 PM

CaelNCSU
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Not everything is racist. Maybe if NPR focused on stories other than the ones listed they could get some listeners back.

On the authoritarianism:

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-sovietization-of-the-american

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"An example is the Thursday New York Times story, “As Economy Is Poised to Soar, Some Fear a Surge in Inflation.” It’s essentially an interview with JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who’s worried about the inflationary impact of the latest Covid-19 rescue (“The question is: Does [it] overheat everything?”), followed by quotes from Fed chair Jerome Powell insisting that no, everything is cool. This is the same Larry Summers vs. Janet Yellen debate that’s been going on for weeks, and it represents the sum total of allowable economic opinions about the current rescue, stretching all the way from “it’s awesome” to “it’s admirable but risky.”

This format isn’t all that different from the one we had before, except in one respect: without the superficial requirement to tend to a two-party balance, the hagiography in big media organizations flies out of control."



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"Let me confess: every time I read one of these stories calling on us to get over free speech or calling on Mark Zuckerberg to press that big red “mute” button on our political opponents, I feel a wave of incredulity sweep over me. Liberals believe in liberty, I tell myself. This can’t really be happening here in the USA.

But, folks, it is happening. And the folly of it all is beyond belief. "


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/19/rightwing-misinformation-liberals

7/20/2021 6:39:06 PM

thegoodlife3
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" Not everything is racist. Maybe if NPR focused on stories other than the ones listed they could get some listeners back. "


pretty damn Trumpy of you

7/20/2021 7:18:09 PM

CaelNCSU
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American racism is the largest problem in the world. I say my anti racist prayers every morning and make my kids read selection from White Fragility.

7/21/2021 9:15:36 AM

Bullet
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7/21/2021 9:48:55 AM

thegoodlife3
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http://twitter.com/Wilson__Valdez/status/1418616853803401218

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" Really is something (revealing?) to see Glem just go full-on 'guy who retweets Jack Posobiec,' but it is certainly not surprising. https://t.co/ADXzpzc0fd"


Greenwald is a trash person who is now RT’ing an even bigger trash person

7/23/2021 1:19:30 PM

StTexan
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^he really went downhill after helping Snowden

7/23/2021 11:37:31 PM

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