On Monday, the day before Alex Van Der Zwaan was scheduled to be sentenced under his plea agreement in the “Trump/Russia” special counsel case, Robert Mueller and deputy attack dog Andrew Weissmann filed a three-page notice arguing that Van Der Zwaan should not be allowed to file FOIA requests, which is his constitutional right under the law.
With Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian nationals for allegedly trying to interfere with the 2016 election and Russia accused of poisoning an ex-spy and his daughter in London, President Trump expelled 60 Russian diplomats, and Russia retaliated by expelling 60 Americans.
A few days back, I steered you to a piece by Mark Tapscott, a writer with quite a talent for breaking out of the “herd” mentality that characterizes today’s so-called journalists, who typically just parrot what others in their illustrious profession are saying.
As more and more Republicans are concluding that there’s no alternative to a second special counsel to investigate bias and abuses of power by the FBI and Justice Department, more attention is being paid to the role played by Deputy Attorney Gen. Rod Rosenstein, and it’s about time, because he's the one who gave us Robert Mueller.
You’d think there would be enough in the news these days that really is shocking without seeing the stock market roiled by a giant wave of pretend shock over the “news” that details about users of social media platforms such as Facebook are mined and sold to companies that hope to persuade said users to do, buy or like certain things (for those who truly did just arrive here from the planet Antares, that’s known as “advertising.”)
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have announced they’re officially shutting down their investigation into Trump/Russia collusion after concluding that no evidence has been found to link Russia with the Trump campaign.
If we could all climb into our time machines and visit any day in the months leading up to Robert Mueller’s appointment, we’d find the same thing on every news channel: absolutely everyone with a “D” after his or her name going on about the need for a special counsel to investigate “Russia Russia Russia,” with a laser-beam focus on finding ties with the Trump campaign.
In the 1976 movie NETWORK, TV personality Howard Beale has an on-air meltdown, ranting on camera to an audience of millions about the dissolution of society and telling everyone to get up, go to their windows and yell, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it any more!”