UPDATE: I am reminded that I recently speculated that impeachment theater was intended, in part, as an argument to prevent Trump appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Ginsburg. This lends significant new weight to that argument.
The potential for bias is obvious, but at the same time, nebulous. Political enemies rather than personal enemies. Still, to avoid the appearance of impropriety, it seems to me a new juror would be wise.
Sebastian is worried, but Dave Hardy seems calmer, mostly because the litigation is at an early stage. My take on this is that it is disappointing, in that it opens a window for death by legal costs, but a denial of cert by the Supreme Court is not dispositive of the merits. Basically we are going to have to wait and see.
FBI arrests alleged white supremacist but lets bomb maker go free
They let the bomb maker go free because the bomb maker was an FBI agent. I have steadily grown more and more skeptical about these plots where the FBI contacts (or their undercover guys are contacted) people and those people are then given fake bombs and otherwise encouraged to do things they probably would not have done without the FBI's helpful prompting. And the FBI public relations team could really use some media distraction from SpyGate and the upcoming IG report, not to mention the revelations in Flynn's court filings.
As far as I am concerned, if the FBI wants credit for stopping terrorists, they need to find some terrorists who made their own bombs.
I hope they regret the overreach, because once gun control passes, the entire area around the seat of the federal government will be unsafe territory for gun owners. That's a recipe for a government that doesn't care about gun rights.
Tasha's name showed up occasionally related to SpyGate, notably AG Session's recusal for SpyGate related matters. Following that thread far enough leads to the Assange indictment, suggesting it was a move intended to keep Assange quiet -- something that I suspected at the time. This is supposition rather than confirming evidence, though.
It does suggest that the ever-looming FISA report from IG Horowitz is beginning to have consequences.
We'll find out for (probably) sure on Monday. The filing deadline for Alabama is today (Friday, 11/8/2019). If Hillary is running she will file in Alabama today. She only needs 500 signatures,
Unless she writes off Alabama? If she does -- and also writes off Arkansas -- then she could avoid filing until Illinois (12/2/19). Writing off whole states seems like an odd way to campaign, though. So whether or not she files in Alabama should tell us something at least.
Crazy conspiracy theory: Her staffers are lying to her and telling her they are taking care of her campaign? Or maybe they are telling her she is really President?
Also: ugh. A site like ballotpedia.org gets its data from the Daily Kos? No, seriously, read the footnote.
Poll puts Hillary tied for first in Democrat primary
What did I tell you? She's running!
Or she thinks she is, anyway. Those polls don't write themselves; someone has to commission them, and that someone is either Hillary, Bloomberg, or Kerry. Bloomberg has recently said he's not after considering it (which, to be fair, doesn't rule him out). Kerry's been very, very quiet and was probably included because he tried before against Bush. But Clinton's been making the talk show rounds, (trying to) trash Trump, and going after the other primary candidates too.
UPDATE: Bloomberg is running. He's got people collecting signatures in Alabama, where the primary filing deadline is today. Apparently he changed his mind again, or decided it was better to file just in case he did later.
This batch appears to have nothing. Gates, a staffer on the Trump campaign, basically said the campaign was looking forward to WikiLeaks releasing more information about Hillary. No inside information. More notes from Bannon and Cohen, showing the campaign was interested in getting the emails, but was not working with Russians to do it.
The New York paper of wrapping fish has now openly admitted that "refugees" aren't fleeing war or violence in their home countries. They are needed, apparently, to add "cultural diversity" to white suburbs.