Friday, May 12, 2017

Kicked out of car pool



All my life I've lived pretty close to the edge.  You know, one sneeze away from being kicked out of the car pool.



"Whether you think you can or think you can't, either way you are right" -Henry Ford


Since Ronald Reagan we have wasted a trillion dollars on the war on drugs. End it. It's resulted in countless lives ruined unnecessarily.  It's a public health issue.

You should follow me on instagram. It's more fun. I haven't learned how to post political stuff there, just pictures.

My client pled not guilty. To prove his innocence, not that he had to,  he sent a certified letter asserting his innocence to someone.  We are still waiting for them to dismiss the case.



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And Gore invented the internet?








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Tara






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McCabe: FBI Agents Were “Vocal” In Their Dissatisfaction Over Failure To Indict Clinton

by jonathanturley
Andrew_McCabe_official_photoHillary_Clinton_Testimony_to_House_Select_Committee_on_BenghaziThe testimony of Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Thursdaygrabbed headlines in his direct contradiction of the White House claim that former FBI Director James Comey has lost the support of career agents.  McCabe made clear that the rank and file were (and remain) entirely supportive of Comey.  However, I thought the most interesting aspect of the hearing was a brief discussion of the 2016 decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton. McCabe, who is viewed by many Republicans as having problematic links to the Clinton camp (through his wife who ran for office with their financial support), said that the failure to indict Clinton produced "vocal" opposition from the agents investigating her conduct.
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Trump Met With Russians At The Request Of Putin

by jonathanturley
220px-From_Russia_with_Love_–_UK_cinema_posterThe decision of the White House to host Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak on the day after the termination of FBI Director James Comey ranks as one of the worst political decisions of a White House in years.  Kislyak is the very Russian diplomat at the heart of the allegations of influencing peddling and collusion with Trump officials.  Just as every network was exploring allegations that Comey was fired to protect Trump was an investigation into his ties with the Russians, the White House guaranteed that the Russians would be shown huddling with Trump followed by grinning photos in the Oval Office.  That can be attributed to a long litany of self-inflicted wounds by this White House. However, what was more disturbing was the fact that U.S. photographers were barred from the meeting.  Only the photographers from Tass were allowed. Tass is state-run agency.  So not only did Trump meet with the Russians at the height of the allegations over Russian influence but the American people only saw pictures given to them by the Russians.

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New post on JONATHAN TURLEY

White House Claims “Many Legal Scholars” See No Conflict In President Asking Comey If He Is Under Investigation

by jonathanturley
Sarah-Huckabee-Sanders-2017-05-05-cropWhite House principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders assured the media yesterday that there was nothing inappropriate with President Donald Trump asking former FBI Director James Comey if he was a target of the ongoing investigation over Russian influence or collusion in the presidential election.  She insisted that the White House had reached out to legal experts and "several legal scholars who have weighed in on it and said there’s nothing wrong with it.”  She also said that "many legal scholars and others that have been commenting on it for the last hour."  While I cannot speak for all legal scholars, I find it surprising that the White House could find "several" who would sign off on such an inquiry.  It was clearly improper for Trump to ask the question and it would have been equally improper for Comey to answer in this fashion.
To make matters worse, Sanders said that, by removing Comey, the White House hoped to bring the investigation to a sooner conclusion. In her defense, I took her comment as meaning that the White House has nothing to fear from the investigation and wants it to come to a conclusion: "We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity. And we think that we've actually, by removing Director Comey, taken steps to make that happen." However, it was another uniquely ham-handed treatment of the controversy from a White House that continues to struggle with maintaining a single coherent message.  The overwhelming thrust of the coverage of the Comey termination was that it was meant to bring an end to the Russian investigation.  To connect the firing of Comey with the hope for a faster conclusion to the investigation is incredibly daft.

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President Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday.
Trump Shifts Rationale for Firing Comey, Calling Him a 'Showboat'

By PETER BAKER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR

In an NBC interview, the president said he would have dismissed the F.B.I. director even if the attorney general and his deputy had not advised it.

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In a Private Dinner, Trump Demanded Loyalty. Comey Demurred.

By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

James B. Comey's associates say he now believes his unwillingness to pledge personal loyalty led President Trump to fire him as the F.B.I. director.


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Andrew G. McCabe, the acting director of the F.B.I., during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday. He called the bureau's Russia investigation
Acting F.B.I. Chief Contradicts White House on Russia and Comey

By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATTHEW ROSENBERG

The acting director called the Russia investigation "highly significant" and said the fired F.B.I. chief had "broad support" from employees, rebutting White House claims.
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BREAKING NEWS

Gang bust leads to hundreds of Houston arrests

The gang bust, which was part of a nationwide sweep, netted members of several notorious U.S. and international gangs, including the Bloods, Crips and MS-13.
Read more 

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