Friday, July 28, 2017

Top legal expert explains why Robert Mueller’s appointment may have been illegal in the first place

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“Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime,” said former Soviet Secret Police Chief Lavrentiy Beria, a Russian today’s liberals are undoubtedly quite fond of.

Robert Mueller was supposed to be a bipartisan, unbiased investigator who would get to the bottom of Russia’s supposed role in the 2016 election to the satisfaction of both sides of the political spectrum. Instead, he has turned out to be a partisan hack-job seemingly hellbent on finding some sort of “crime” – and any “crime” will do, no matter how far beyond the original parameters of his appointment he needs to reach.

Which is understandably drawing the ire of President Trump.

But one prominent legal expert makes a convincing argument that the president might not need to even consider firing Mueller, because he should never have been appointed in the first place.

Reince Priebus Was Scratching Scaramucci Off of President’s Schedule

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It’s no secret that President Trump’s Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci do not much care for each other — and this was BEFORE the The New Yorker piece was published on Thursday.

After the November election President Trump asked Anothony Scaramucci to join his Administration. Scaramucci sold his company, SkyBridge Capital, in anticipation of joining President Trump in the White House but Reince Priebus reportedly blocked him from being appointed to a top job within the administration.

Late last week President Trump appointed Scaramucci Communications Director despite continued objections from Reince Priebus.

Scaramucci was understandably furious with Priebus after his successful attempt to block him from office earlier this year.

But Priebus’s antics did not end there.

According to a Gateway Pundit source close to the situation Anthony Scaramucci was scheduled to meet with President Trump in the White House five different times last month. Each time the appointment was scheduled on the president’s calendar Chief of Staff Reince Priebus reportedly scratched his name off the book. Scaramucci was furious.

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Rep. Mo Brooks: Ditch Mitch McConnell, find 'somebody bold' to lead the Senate

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Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said Friday that it's time for new leadership in the Senate after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., failed to bring a healthcare reform bill over the finish line.

Brooks said on CNN that he hopes the Senate doesn't stop trying to pass a bill, but said if the Senate is done, the GOP should start looking for a new leader.

"If they're gonna quit, well then, by golly, maybe they ought to start at the top with Mitch McConnell leaving his position, and letting somebody new, somebody bold, somebody conservative take the reins so that they can come up with a plan that can get through the United States Senate and serve the needs of the American people," Brooks said.

Trump wants a ‘general’ to replace Priebus & Scaramucci to present Trump diagram of media outlets receiving leaks from Priebus

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Trump says he wants a ‘general’ to replace Priebus: report

President Trump has said privately that he wants to appoint "a general" to replace White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, The New York Times reports.

The president, the Times reported on Thursday, has so far focused on Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as a potential replacement, though advisers believe that would be a bad move.

Trump has reportedly said that he no longer has faith in Priebus, a former Republican National Committee chairman who was tapped for chief of staff shortly after Trump was elected.

Priebus has lost key allies in the White House over the past week, most notably former press secretary Sean Spicer, who resigned immediately after Trump appointed Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director.

More @ The Hill

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Dunkirk: Three Highly Unlikely Events Converged At Exactly The Right Time To Save The English

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Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk opened last Friday to massive crowds and rave reviews. By the end of the weekend, the movie had grossed more than $100 million worldwide; $24 of which came from my wife and me. Dunkirk, in my opinion, is an entertaining film and a fine diversion, but entirely underwhelming and a missed opportunity.

Dunkirk is everything you’d expect from 21st-century Hollywood. There’s plenty of action, some epic panoramas, and more than one plotline crafted to tug the heartstrings. Add in (another) superb score from Hans Zimmer, and Dunkirk is everything Hollywood tells us we want. But although it is viscerally stimulating, Dunkirk lacks depth, meaning and substance. There’s no historical context, nothing to stimulate or challenge the intellect, nothing meaningful to take away. For a film so obviously connected to an explicit historical event, there is a surprising dearth of history. May 1940 was arguably the most important month of World War ii, one that included other momentous developments. Yet Dunkirk somehow fails to explore the broader significance of the rescue of more than 330,000 Allied soldiers, and it fails to convey, even faintly, the colossal stakes of Operation Dynamo for Britain, France, Germany and, indeed, humanity.

The biggest disappointment, and the least surprising, was the failure to highlight the miracles that surrounded Operation Dynamo. For me, Dunkirk ranks in the top five on the list of Britain’s all-time greatest miracles. The most incredible facet of Dunkirk doesn’t relate to one event. Rather, it’s the fact that three highly unlikely events converged at exactly the right time.

Aeronautical Science Degree

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"A measure of the fairyland world of American politics is that a criminal, killed attempting to beat a security officer to death, should solemnly be awarded a posthumous degree in something he probably could not spell". --FRED REED

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O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive! A top FBI lawyer is allegedly under an investigation for leaking classified information to the media

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Baker is a close confidant of former FBI Director James Comey, and recent media reports suggested he was reportedly advising the then-FBI director on legal matters following private meetings the former director had in February with President Trump in the Oval Office. 

FBI General Counsel James A. Baker is purportedly under a Department of Justice criminal investigation for allegedly leaking classified national security information to the media, according to multiple government officials close to the probe who spoke with Circa on the condition of anonymity.

FBI spokeswoman Carol Cratty said the bureau would not comment on Baker and would not confirm or deny any investigation.

This comes as Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would soon be making an announcement regarding the progress of leak investigations. A DOJ official declined to comment on Circa’s inquiry into Baker but did say, the planned announcement by Sessions is part of the overall "stepped up efforts on leak investigations."

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Awan Brothers Helped Wasserman Schultz Take Out Bernie - Make Disguised Calls

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