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Russia collusion investigation

053018 Clapper, Brennan, et. al.

This just in from the lightning-bolt department.  Or perhaps it was forwarded from the two-by-four-upside-the-head bureau.  At any rate, it just occurred to me that we should apply the Russia motive framework to the threat assessment by the intelligence community.

Remember the five examples of Clinton and Obama giving the Russians everything they wanted?  Iran …

052618 Meet with Mueller?

Here’s how Trump could handle the interview request.

“Sure, we’ll meet with you, Mr. Mueller!  You betcha.  Just a couple of ground rules, because I’ve got some questions for you, too, sport!  Using my Constitutional power to require the opinion in writing of the principal officer in each executive department upon any subject relating to …

052518 Why do we put people under oath in legal proceedings?

What does the oath accomplish?  What’s the benefit to society of this procedure?  As best I can determine from researching this question, it helps us make better decisions and avoid mistakes.  When we are equipped with truth, we can avoid punishing the innocent and avoid letting the guilty go free.  The oath is intended …

052318 Checking in with Benjamin Wittes

Thought this might be a good week to check back in with Benjamin Wittes.  Sharyl Attkisson’s collusion timeline noted that on October 24, 2016, Benjamin wrote that he would ask the Coalition of All Democratic Forces to respond to a Trump win by assembling a very public, cross-ideological network of lawyers and philanthropists willing …

052218 What about the BACK end of the transactions?

This refers to a couple of aspects of the Russia collusion narrative where Obama and Clinton operatives have made comments exonerating themselves on the FRONT end of a transaction.  But what about the BACK end of the transaction?  The mainstream media seems wholly uninterested in probing that!

For example, the Clinton campaign said they didn’t …

052018 More on the Unfair Advantage Meter

Today we re-visit the old Unfair Advantage Meter, tracking just who-had-what unfair advantage in the 2016 Presidential election.  When we left off in the last conversation, we had the following:

Trump got the benefit of stolen Democrat e-mails published by Wikileaks.

Clinton got the benefit of stolen Trump tax return published by New York Times.

NO ADVANTAGE …

051818 Hey, Mr. Comey, here’s another question about going by the “book”

Based on the NYT article about the FBI spying on the Trump campaign, we deduce that the “book” evidently says this:

When the Russians pay a person at least $45,000 for a speech, and that person later becomes an advisor to a Presidential campaign … the FBI should launch a counter-intelligence investigation of the campaign …