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2022-05-21 3:31:56 PM  
Maybe if the DoJ were on the ball and not following the committee lead, it wouldnt have to play catch up.
 
2022-05-21 3:34:53 PM  

BizarreMan: Maybe if the DoJ were

n't on the same side as theinsurrectionistson the ball and not following the committee lead, it wouldnt have to play catch up.
 
2022-05-21 3:40:36 PM  
The DOJ might have better luck if they'd done their due diligence with their own investigation, instead of dragging their feet over little fish.

How DARE the January 6th panel recognize an attempt at fishing for information to spare Congresscritters from the consequences of their own actions.
 
2022-05-21 3:54:44 PM  
Maybe if Merrick Garland wasn't a farking FEDERALIST SCUMBAG they might be a little further along.

/the Federalist Society is a terrorist organization
 
2022-05-21 4:00:36 PM  
The DOJ is compromised and Merrick either doesn't see it, doesn't want to see it, or is in on the fix.

This is one of the problems when conservatism has gone so far off of the rails that they'll gum up ANY AND ALL OF the works in government. When the most important people on the other side just stick their heads in the sand, the only things which are EVER accomplished favor the bad guys.
 
2022-05-21 4:45:50 PM  
I wonder when the dog with his bone is gonna come in and shiat on everything like usual.
 
2022-05-21 4:49:40 PM  
It's a fierce competition between the committee and the DOJ.
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2022-05-21 4:52:07 PM  
The Justice Department has asked the committee to share some of its materials, sending a letter noting that some of its work "may contain information relevant to a criminal investigation we are conducting."
But the committee has said it won't directly turn over what it's got, suggesting it would provide only a more narrow level of assistance.


Jesus wept.  Do they have any idea how dysfunctional and childish that looks?  Give them what they asked for.  What are they going to do with it?  Continue not prosecuting?

It looks like DOJ got tired of being called out and started firing back.  Now everyone involved looks unserious.
 
2022-05-21 5:03:09 PM  
The DOJ has done nothing with the criminal contempt referrals so why give DOJ anything until they catch up and do something with what they already have.
 
2022-05-21 5:49:17 PM  
I suspect the sad truth of the matter is I don't think anyone really wants to be the first to bust a former president. Trump should already be in jail for vote tampering in Georgia alone. But he still walks around free.
 
2022-05-21 5:59:35 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: I suspect the sad truth of the matter is I don't think anyone really wants to be the first to bust a former president. Trump should already be in jail for vote tampering in Georgia alone. But he still walks around free.


Sumbiatch should have been in jail for fraud LONG before he made it to the Oval Office. Or at least spent the last of his days as the third most well-known used car salesman in Weehawken, New Jersey, just before he got shanked in the county clink after being picked up for trying to buy an 8-ball from a cop. In uniform.
 
2022-05-21 6:48:35 PM  
If the DOJ had swords, they should fail on them

And writhe
 
2022-05-21 6:56:11 PM  

eurotrader: The DOJ has done nothing with the criminal contempt referrals so why give DOJ anything until they catch up and do something with what they already have.


Quid pro quo Clarice.
 
2022-05-21 7:17:53 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: I suspect the sad truth of the matter is I don't think anyone really wants to be the first to bust a former president. Trump should already be in jail for vote tampering in Georgia alone. But he still walks around free.


I suspect the scary truth is nobody wants to usher in an era of domestic terrorism among armed radical MAGAs by turning Trump into a daily, loud-mouthed martyr on trial.

The DOJ may have calculated it's safer to frustrate some Americans rather than inflame others.

They've admitted we have a domestic terror problem, anyway.

So, we have that going for us.

btw, Trump will never be in jail, he'd likely go directly to prison.
Which he won't.

The best we could hope for would be ineligibility to hold office, ever again, and massive fines and/or forfeitures of properties.

and, yes, the reason is largely due to his time as POTUS.

We don't know how to incarcerate criminal Presidents, we should maybe  not elect any more until we figure it out.
 
2022-05-21 7:31:54 PM  

parasol: thatguyoverthere70: I suspect the sad truth of the matter is I don't think anyone really wants to be the first to bust a former president. Trump should already be in jail for vote tampering in Georgia alone. But he still walks around free.

I suspect the scary truth is nobody wants to usher in an era of domestic terrorism among armed radical MAGAs by turning Trump into a daily, loud-mouthed martyr on trial.

The DOJ may have calculated it's safer to frustrate some Americans rather than inflame others.

They've admitted we have a domestic terror problem, anyway.

So, we have that going for us.

btw, Trump will never be in jail, he'd likely go directly to prison.
Which he won't.

The best we could hope for would be ineligibility to hold office, ever again, and massive fines and/or forfeitures of properties.

and, yes, the reason is largely due to his time as POTUS.

We don't know how to incarcerate criminal Presidents, we should maybe  not elect any more until we figure it out.


Biden should ask South Korea for some advice.
 
2022-05-21 8:43:57 PM  
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/ain't nothing gonna happen
 
2022-05-21 8:44:26 PM  

wooden_badger: Maybe if Merrick Garland wasn't a farking FEDERALIST SCUMBAG they might be a little further along.

/the Federalist Society is a terrorist organization


The funny part is that while Democrats are screaming "Do something!" , Garland's DoJ is prosecuting a Clinton staffer and getting testimony against her. lol
 
2022-05-21 8:47:45 PM  

parasol: I suspect the scary truth is nobody wants to usher in an era of domestic terrorism among armed radical MAGAs by turning Trump into a daily, loud-mouthed martyr on trial.


We have that already anyway.
 
2022-05-21 8:49:06 PM  
I don't blame them. The DOJ is still filled with bunkie cockroaches and would love to get some of the info to pass on to bunkie and his partners in crime.
 
2022-05-21 8:49:15 PM  
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/oblig
 
2022-05-21 8:51:15 PM  
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2022-05-21 8:54:20 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: I suspect the sad truth of the matter is I don't think anyone really wants to be the first to bust a former president. Trump should already be in jail for vote tampering in Georgia alone. But he still walks around free.


This adherence to 'normalcy' will be proven correct when Biden is impeached next year.
 
2022-05-21 8:55:18 PM  
They are not at odds.

/Theater
//Curtain up
///I hope this venue serves popcorn and cocktails
 
2022-05-21 8:56:12 PM  

DarnoKonrad: thatguyoverthere70: I suspect the sad truth of the matter is I don't think anyone really wants to be the first to bust a former president. Trump should already be in jail for vote tampering in Georgia alone. But he still walks around free.

This adherence to 'normalcy' will be proven correct when Biden is impeached next year.


Both sides will be equally impeached then. Balance will be returned, ushering a new wave of bipartisanship and camaraderie in congress.
 
2022-05-21 8:56:20 PM  
DOJ:Can we see the notes you've taken?

Panel:Are you going to prosecute based on what  we give you?

DOJ:No, we just want to see what you are working on, compare notes?

Panel:
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2022-05-21 8:56:56 PM  
Is something happening?
 
2022-05-21 8:58:34 PM  
Three statisticals:

DOJ fails to prosecute
House blames DOJ
Nothing happens

You guys are gonna be so pissed
 
2022-05-21 9:00:17 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Three statisticals:

DOJ fails to prosecute
House blames DOJ
Nothing happens

You guys are gonna be so pissed


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2022-05-21 9:00:38 PM  
OH LOOK A BERNIEBROMITTER GOT A GREENLIGHT REAL PROUD OF YOU BRO THANKS FOR TRUMP
 
2022-05-21 9:01:12 PM  

wooden_badger: Maybe if Merrick Garland wasn't a farking FEDERALIST SCUMBAG they might be a little further along.

/the Federalist Society is a terrorist organization


Biden appointed him. So is Biden incompetent, or complicit?
 
2022-05-21 9:01:38 PM  

Shaggy_C: DarnoKonrad: thatguyoverthere70: I suspect the sad truth of the matter is I don't think anyone really wants to be the first to bust a former president. Trump should already be in jail for vote tampering in Georgia alone. But he still walks around free.

This adherence to 'normalcy' will be proven correct when Biden is impeached next year.

Both sides will be equally impeached then. Balance will be returned, ushering a new wave of bipartisanship and camaraderie in congress.


Sooo.... Firing squads then huh.....
 
2022-05-21 9:02:09 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: I suspect the sad truth of the matter is I don't think anyone really wants to be the first to bust a former president. Trump should already be in jail for vote tampering in Georgia alone. But he still walks around free.


Anyone in the establishment, you mean.

Progressives would be happy to throw him in prison, and they want to. But they're not in charge of the party, unfortunately.
 
2022-05-21 9:02:41 PM  

austerity101: wooden_badger: Maybe if Merrick Garland wasn't a farking FEDERALIST SCUMBAG they might be a little further along.

/the Federalist Society is a terrorist organization

Biden appointed him. So is Biden incompetent, or complicit?


Complicit.... It's his watch.
 
2022-05-21 9:03:49 PM  

deadromanoff: austerity101: wooden_badger: Maybe if Merrick Garland wasn't a farking FEDERALIST SCUMBAG they might be a little further along.

/the Federalist Society is a terrorist organization

Biden appointed him. So is Biden incompetent, or complicit?

Complicit.... It's his watch.


But I thought Biden was tough on crime! Wasn't that what all his blathering in Congress was about back in the 90s?
 
2022-05-21 9:04:45 PM  
My take is the DOJ is corrupt as hell and wants the notes from the Jan 6th panel to pass the info along to their Republican masters. This in turn will then be 'leaked' and used as political fodder to help the Rs with the mid-term elections.

The Jan 6th panel knows this, which is why they're not releasing the data.
 
2022-05-21 9:07:07 PM  
Summary of Article:

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2022-05-21 9:07:39 PM  
I know Farkers bag on The Hill, but that seemed like a decently written article.

It will be an interesting summer as this all plays out.  Somethin's gotta happen, or it goes from interesting to sideways at some point. No way we cruise through the next 6-8 months on status quo.
 
2022-05-21 9:07:54 PM  

austerity101: deadromanoff: austerity101: wooden_badger: Maybe if Merrick Garland wasn't a farking FEDERALIST SCUMBAG they might be a little further along.

/the Federalist Society is a terrorist organization

Biden appointed him. So is Biden incompetent, or complicit?

Complicit.... It's his watch.

But I thought Biden was tough on crime! Wasn't that what all his blathering in Congress was about back in the 90s?


He's tough on poor people crime.

That's why you see the proud boys prosecuted (slightly). They're too poor to not be prosecuted.
 
2022-05-21 9:14:00 PM  
They can't decide between firing squad, guillotine, lethal injection or electric chair for execution of traitors?

/I vote for scaphism. Look it up.
 
2022-05-21 9:15:43 PM  
Don't worry guys.  Bill Palmer says Garland is on it.
 
2022-05-21 9:15:52 PM  

Znuh: My take is the DOJ is corrupt as hell and wants the notes from the Jan 6th panel to pass the info along to their Republican masters. This in turn will then be 'leaked' and used as political fodder to help the Rs with the mid-term elections.

The Jan 6th panel knows this, which is why they're not releasing the data.


The elections are a long way off, compared the J6C's schedule of what it is going to attempt to do.

Come June, (unless something has changed) they are going to hold hearings, in prime time, and present what they have to the public.

I'd much rather have all that evidence presented to the American people than get buried in boxes because of plea deals and political pressure.
 
2022-05-21 9:21:08 PM  
The Hill makes me immediately doubt the content
 
2022-05-21 9:24:30 PM  
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2022-05-21 9:27:22 PM  

parasol: thatguyoverthere70: I suspect the sad truth of the matter is I don't think anyone really wants to be the first to bust a former president. Trump should already be in jail for vote tampering in Georgia alone. But he still walks around free.

I suspect the scary truth is nobody wants to usher in an era of domestic terrorism among armed radical MAGAs by turning Trump into a daily, loud-mouthed martyr on trial.

The DOJ may have calculated it's safer to frustrate some Americans rather than inflame others.

They've admitted we have a domestic terror problem, anyway.

So, we have that going for us.

btw, Trump will never be in jail, he'd likely go directly to prison.
Which he won't.

The best we could hope for would be ineligibility to hold office, ever again, and massive fines and/or forfeitures of properties.

and, yes, the reason is largely due to his time as POTUS.

We don't know how to incarcerate criminal Presidents, we should maybe  not elect any more until we figure it out.


I keep seeing this argument in different forms. We don't want to seem like this or that, or whatever the fark. Meanwhile, thousands of dead black teenagers wonder where all the concern for rule of law and public trust were when they were being executed in their homes, in front of their friends and family, with no recourse and a bill for the bullets.

Merrick Garland is at best a gutless coward and at worst an active traitor. fark that worthless little chicken-necked penis wrinkle.
 
2022-05-21 9:32:16 PM  

Spaz-master: The Hill makes me immediately doubt the content


Oh, I don't doubt there is a bit of a pissing contest between the two groups. In large part, I'd imagine, because the DOJ doesn't like the position they are in over this deal.

And I don't doubt one bit that Bennie Thompson told the DOJ lookey only, no takey.

What the Hill does is try and sell this as there is a rift between J6C and DOJ and imply that it puts the investigation in peril.

It doesn't. They'll (the DOJ) will get what they want and need after the J6C has presented it to the public.
 
2022-05-21 9:35:33 PM  

Farkin_Crazy: Znuh: My take is the DOJ is corrupt as hell and wants the notes from the Jan 6th panel to pass the info along to their Republican masters. This in turn will then be 'leaked' and used as political fodder to help the Rs with the mid-term elections.

The Jan 6th panel knows this, which is why they're not releasing the data.

The elections are a long way off, compared the J6C's schedule of what it is going to attempt to do.

Come June, (unless something has changed) they are going to hold hearings, in prime time, and present what they have to the public.

I'd much rather have all that evidence presented to the American people than get buried in boxes because of plea deals and political pressure.


The problem is people don't watch primetime TV any more. It will be theater. A tale, told by some idiots for  idiots who don't pay attention, full of sound and fury signifying nothing.

/Apologies to Billy Shakes
 
2022-05-21 9:38:11 PM  

wooden_badger: Maybe if Merrick Garland wasn't a farking FEDERALIST SCUMBAG


he's not.

He moderated a panel at one of their conferences but AFAIK he's not member.
 
2022-05-21 9:39:04 PM  

andrewagill: wooden_badger: Maybe if Merrick Garland wasn't a farking FEDERALIST SCUMBAG

he's not.

He moderated a panel at one of their conferences but AFAIK he's not a member.


ALSO FARK YOU HEADPHONES I'M TYPING A MESSAGE STOP EATING MY DAMN KEYSTROKES
 
2022-05-21 9:44:43 PM  

parasol: thatguyoverthere70: I suspect the sad truth of the matter is I don't think anyone really wants to be the first to bust a former president. Trump should already be in jail for vote tampering in Georgia alone. But he still walks around free.

I suspect the scary truth is nobody wants to usher in an era of domestic terrorism among armed radical MAGAs by turning Trump into a daily, loud-mouthed martyr on trial.

The DOJ may have calculated it's safer to frustrate some Americans rather than inflame others.

They've admitted we have a domestic terror problem, anyway.

So, we have that going for us.

btw, Trump will never be in jail, he'd likely go directly to prison.
Which he won't.

The best we could hope for would be ineligibility to hold office, ever again, and massive fines and/or forfeitures of properties.

and, yes, the reason is largely due to his time as POTUS.

We don't know how to incarcerate criminal Presidents, we should maybe  not elect any more until we figure it out.


That's extremely well put.  Creating a martyr doesn't solve the problem, it inflames it.  He isn't long for this world, at 400 lbs with his drug habits.  Once he dies, we can pay off the national debt by charging people to take a sump on his grave, and his followers will scatter.  They needed a "leader" to get them out from under their rocks, once he fades away, they will as well.
 
2022-05-21 9:51:42 PM  

andrewagill: wooden_badger: Maybe if Merrick Garland wasn't a farking FEDERALIST SCUMBAG

he's not.

He moderated a panel at one of their conferences but AFAIK he's not member.


This is already way too close to comfort for me. Reasonable, decent people do not do that. Something something sitting at the table with a Nazi.
 
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