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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Justice Department is trying to stave off an "enforcement action" against Attorney General William Barr this week, making a rare offer to have the House Intelligence Committee review materials from special counsel Robert Mueller's report if House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff agrees to back down.

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Don't back down.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-21 03:56 PM | Reply

Back up when you're sure they're standing right behind you ... then pull forward. Repeat

#2 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-05-21 09:09 PM | Reply

OBAMA never had to deal with a hostile Congress

Harrumph!

-- -- - jeffyjtoecentrestng

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-21 09:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

Try that with a cop...
You know officer.. if you would just back off I will comply

Let me know how that works out

#4 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-05-21 09:53 PM | Reply

Ah-HA! ~ The Justice Department is trying to buy their way out with half a loaf.

Sounds like Schiff has the Justice Department (Barr) in a headlock.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-05-22 12:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

AG Coverup knows he has a losing hand and is trying to bluff Congress. They need to call. Show them what you got you lying, traitorous -------. Impeach now!

#6 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-22 06:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Looks like y'all are still hoping that something impeachable will be found on the Damn Yankee. Hint, it ain't Christmas and you are no longer seven years old. The Russian collusion myth when nowhere. Now the Jackass party has to find something, anything to fuel their narrative. They will get the entire report, and find nothing. They will scream for his tax returns, till they get them and find nothing again. Can't these folks figure out they are being played yet? They more outrageous their statements, the more stupid they look and the smarter Trump becomes in the voters eyes.

#7 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-22 07:53 AM | Reply

They will get the entire report, and find nothing. They will scream for his tax returns, till they get them and find nothing again.

More likely is they will find "something," but Trump will lie and say they found "nothing" with the help of his lying AG, and 40%+ of ghe country will believe them. Your dumb ass included.

#8 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-22 07:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Schiff and Nadler are beginning to make Darryl Issa look principled by comparison.

That is really hard to do.

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-22 08:48 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#8 | Posted by JOE Seriously? If they found anything impeachable, it would be on page one of the NYT. Hint, it isn't.

#10 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-22 09:05 AM | Reply

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"Schiff and Nadler are beginning to make Darryl Issa look principled by comparison."

Remember the days when our resident insane Jeff was Jeffndenmark?

#11 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-05-22 09:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm calling it as I see it, Hag.

I don't have a problem with it. I expect the opposition party to act in opposition.

Like Issa, I think these guys are pushing too far and are beginning to exceed Issa's obvious and transparent hyper-partisanship.

IMO they are beginning to do more harm than good to their partisan agenda.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-22 09:13 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

#9 except they were acting to keep Hillary in a negative light despite constant failings of the investigations.

There's been more than enough stuff revealed about Trump to warrant further investigation and his stonewalling hasn't eased the sense of more bad s#$& being in the works.

The only partisanship there is denying it's true in order to label the Dems partisan and undercut the investigation.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2019-05-22 09:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

IMO they are beginning to do more harm than good to their partisan agenda.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at

Until certain questions are answered I don't understand how you can possibly say this.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-22 09:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Like Issa, I think these guys are pushing too far and are beginning to exceed Issa's obvious and transparent hyper-partisanship. "

There's a big difference between investigating repeatedly and finding nothing (Issa) and investigating and finding nothing that the GOP Senate will take action on.

#15 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-05-22 09:51 AM | Reply

"I'm calling it as I see it, Hag."

As am I.

"Until certain questions are answered I don't understand how you can possibly say this"

It's easy if your goal is to obfuscate and muddy the debate with nonsense. Jeff isn't the Retort's best sophist, but he is the most consistent at it.

#16 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-05-22 09:56 AM | Reply

Until certain questions are answered I don't understand how you can possibly say this.

#14 | POSTED BY ZED

McGahn spent 30 hours being interviewed by Mueller's team.

What relevant information do you think he's possibly going to provide to congress that seasoned investigators were unable to pry?

Volume II of the report punches pretty hard. Do you honestly believe that Mueller's team buried the most damning bits of his 30 hours of interviews?

I have no problem with the actions Dems are taking and are trying to take. My point is that by pushing for McGahn testimony in light of what he's already given to Mueller is a political mistake IMO.

I'm wearing my political hat on this thread. I am looking at this from a standpoint of whether these actions are good, neutral or harmful to the Democratic Party's preferred political outcomes.

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-22 10:10 AM | Reply

What relevant information do you think he's possibly going to provide to congress that seasoned investigators were unable to pry?

17 | Posted by JeffJ at

JEFF, I wish I had your talent for mind-reading and pre-cognition.

Why not find out what the man will say?

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-22 10:32 AM | Reply

I am looking at this from a standpoint of whether these actions are good, neutral or harmful to the Democratic Party's preferred political outcomes.

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-22 10:10 AM | Reply

This is a hobby by many of the Right.

There's a good argument for prudence and timing. There's no argument to be talked into ---------.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-22 10:35 AM | Reply

Seriously? If they found anything impeachable, it would be on page one of the NYT. Hint, it isn't.

#10 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

How do you define "impeachable"? You mean something that falls under the definition of "high crimes and misdemeanors"? In that case we passed that point LONG ago.

Or do you mean it from a political perspective... something that would potentially remove him from office? In that case, I don't think ANYTHING he did or could do would meet the standard. Republicans are so used to losing that there is NOTHING they would be willing to stand up against if it would decrease the power that they wield. Because they know that this is their last chance of holding any sort of power for a LONG time.

Please... list ANYTHING that we could find out about Trump that you would consider "impeachable". Because I can honestly not think of a SINGLE THING that he could do that Republicans would be willing to remove him from office over.

#20 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-05-22 10:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Because I can honestly not think of a SINGLE THING that he could do that Republicans would be willing to remove him from office over.

#20 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-05-22 10:46 AM | Reply

Me, too. The attraction of the Leader is a powerful one for some, it seems.

#21 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-22 11:05 AM | Reply

list ANYTHING that we could find out about Trump that you would consider "impeachable".

#20 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-05-22

They give the man a pass on profiting from elective office. I can honestly say I never thought I'd live to see Republicans do that.

If this doesn't matter to them, then I also give up on finding something that does.

#22 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-22 11:08 AM | Reply

It sounds like Schiff has agreed to a deal.

Good for him. It's probably just a random act of adulthood, but it's nice to see regardless.

#23 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-22 11:16 AM | Reply

"A rare thing happened on Capitol Hill early Wednesday morning: an agreement. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), announced the Department of Justice had agreed to his request to hand over some Mueller Report files and he was therefore canceling a Wednesday morning meeting that was intended to take an "enforcement action" against the department. In a statement, Schiff said the move was the "first step towards compliance with our subpoena," and the the DOJ will begin this week to turn over "12 categories of counterintelligence and foreign intelligence materials as part of an initial rolling production." However, Schiff said the committee's subpoena will remain in place and will be enforced if the DOJ "fails to comply" fully with the document request. He went on: "I look forward to, and expect, continued compliance by the department so we can do our vital oversight work.""

www.thedailybeast.com

#24 | Posted by qcp at 2019-05-22 11:20 AM | Reply

if House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff agrees to back down.

Innocent people do not act like this.

#25 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-22 11:42 AM | Reply

#8 | Posted by JOE Seriously? If they found anything impeachable, it would be on page one of the NYT. Hint, it isn't.

#10 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

Actually...

It's been on there repeatedly.

Obstruction, Emoluments, and failing to inform law enforcement about illegal campaign help.

All things that the President could and should be impeached for. But Republicans don't care.

#26 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-05-22 01:17 PM | Reply

So, impeachment next week now?

#27 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-22 01:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Republicans are hoping for impeachment ASAP.

Just ask RoC or Jeff.

#28 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-22 01:35 PM | Reply

#26 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Emoluments - Clinton Foundation
failing to inform law enforcement about illegal campaign help. - Fusion GPS
Obstruction - of a NYC sidewalk on a mild 72 degree day

#29 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-22 01:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Emoluments - Clinton Foundation"

1. Foundations must be transparent.
2. After investigating the CF, Republicans decided Benghazi was the best way to attack HRC.

Benghazi, where she wasn't even in the military chain of command. Let that sink in.

#30 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-22 01:56 PM | Reply

1. Foundations must be transparent.

LOL. which they were not. resulting in years of refiling taxes.

took in hundreds of millions until the Coronation collapsed.

Were supposedly curing AIDS until suddenly not.

Were supposedly travelling the globe to solve crisis then suddenly on a bitterness speaking tour.

But they richer than rich now. Bumpkins from Arkansas serving the public. Hilarious.

#31 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-22 02:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"they richer than rich now."

Writing bestsellers and commanding high speaking fees have a lot to do with that.

Meanwhile, the guy you support is a shameless grifter.

#32 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-22 02:20 PM | Reply

"resulting in years of refiling taxes."

Refiling taxes doesn't confer guilt at all. Do you have any actual proof of wrongdoing, or is your M.O. to just throw feces at the wall?

#33 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-22 02:28 PM | Reply

- Refiling taxes doesn't confer guilt at all. *bookmarked*

- Do you have any actual proof of wrongdoing *bookmarked*

- is your M.O. to just throw feces at the wall? *bookmarked*

#33 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

So many double standards. *bookmarked*

#34 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-22 02:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Refiling taxes doesn't confer guilt at all. Do you have any actual proof of wrongdoing, or is your M.O. to just throw feces at the wall?

No, first he prefers to take healthy bites and chew them into a consistent doughy paste before spitting them back into his hands for throwing purposes....

#35 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-05-22 02:41 PM | Reply

"Do you have any actual proof of wrongdoing"

I'll take your response as a no.

"is your M.O. to just throw feces at the wall?"

I'll take your response as a yes.

#36 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-22 02:42 PM | Reply

"Refiling taxes doesn't confer guilt at all."

You bookmarked that?!?

Is that because the truth bothers you, or is it because it blows your claims all to hell?

#37 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-22 02:45 PM | Reply

Sherp has so many expectations and standards for democrats.

Yet none for Republicans.

Republicans can do no wrong in Sherp's book.

But democrats must be perfect!

#38 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-22 03:31 PM | Reply

I don't care what they do Clownshack. It's a given that they're in the bag for the rich.
What I do care about is a party that represents the people, poor, and working class.

Unfortunately, we don't have one. We have 2 crime syndicates battling for turf, money, and power.

The Dems pretend to be our party, while giving us lip service and sprinkling a few crumbs. That's just not good enough.
You should stop reluctantly accepting it, because that enables it to continue.

I know that you this.

The corrupted dem elites need to brought down hard. their defeat is the only solution to take on the rich and powerful.

Eyes need to be opened.

#39 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-22 03:39 PM | Reply

"You should stop reluctantly accepting it, because that enables it to continue."

My irony meter just exploded.

#40 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-22 03:42 PM | Reply

"The corrupted dem elites need to brought down hard. their defeat is the only solution to take on the rich and powerful."

Why wouldn't they just be replaced with new corrupted dem elites by their rich and powerful puppet masters?

???

#41 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-22 03:55 PM | Reply

- Why wouldn't they just be replaced with new corrupted dem elites by their rich and powerful puppet masters?

Is that the excuse you've resigned yourself to?

"Less evil, while still evil, isn't so bad?"

Still a pawn, a slave, and a tool.

#42 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-22 04:02 PM | Reply

"Less evil, while still evil, isn't so bad?"

If 2016 should have taught you anything. It's exactly that.

In the absence of good. Lesser evil is preferred.

On her worst day, Hillary wouldn't have disbanded the EPA and allowed corporations to re engage in dumping in and destroying our environment.

#43 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-22 04:12 PM | Reply

"- Why wouldn't they just be replaced with new corrupted dem elites by their rich and powerful puppet masters?

Is that the excuse you've resigned yourself to?"

No, it's a question.

Do you have an answer?

#44 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-22 04:13 PM | Reply

In the absence of good. Lesser evil is preferred.
#43 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Which only enables the continuation of the absence of good.

I'd prefer to support good, In fact, I won't support anything less.

#45 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-22 04:22 PM | Reply

No, it's a question.
Do you have an answer?

#44 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

An answer to your imaginary scenario?

Yes, go ---- yourself.

#46 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-22 04:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I'd prefer to support good, In fact, I won't support anything less.

POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2019-05-22 04:22 PM | REPLY"

That's because you are a child.

#47 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-05-22 04:26 PM | Reply

I'd prefer to support good, In fact, I won't support anything less.
#45 | POSTED BY SHERP

You should go through your posts and read them.

Your support for Trump is loud and clear.

#48 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-22 04:27 PM | Reply

No, it's a question.
Do you have an answer?
#44 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

An answer to your imaginary scenario?
Yes, go ---- yourself.
#46 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

The question: "Why wouldn't the corrputed dem elites just be replaced with new corrupted dem elites by their rich and powerful puppet masters"

Is an imaginary scenario to you?

That's weird, because the supposedly non-imaginary malfeasance of corrupted Dem elites is the bedrock of your political exegesis.

#49 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-22 04:40 PM | Reply

"I'd prefer to support good, In fact, I won't support anything less.
POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2019-05-22 04:22 PM | REPLY"

That's because you are a child.
#47 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE

Well then, I guess you can continue to enjoy your dysfunctional less-evil gov't, Enabler.

It fits your taste for hate, fear, violence, and hysteria.

#50 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-22 05:05 PM | Reply

Your support for Trump is loud and clear.
#48 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

#sad

I bet you were pretty cool once.

#51 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-22 05:06 PM | Reply

It fits your taste for hate, fear, violence, and hysteria.

#50 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2019-05-22 05:05 PM | REPLY

Says the guy that blows trump in every thread.

#52 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-05-22 07:46 PM | Reply

My question is this, why do any of you engage Sheepleschism in discussion? It's not a worthy task, it is like talking to a rock. Don't waste your time with idiots, most of you are much more intelligent than that. I don't even plonk him, his nonsense is so easily ignored. There is nothing funnier than an idiot who thinks he's intelligent. Sheeple definitely qualifies in that regard.

#53 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-23 06:54 AM | Reply

Don't back down Schiff. It's clear the Courts are on a fast track behind Congress and separation of powers

#54 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-05-23 09:49 AM | Reply

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