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1/17/2019

Trump: Maybe Someone Should Investigate Michael Cohen’s Father-in-Law

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:09 am



Dat’s a nice fahder in law ya got dere. Be a shame if someone was to investigate him:

In an interview with FOX News on Saturday, Trump called Cohen “weak,” accused him of lying to prosecutors in order to get a reduced sentence, and hinted — unprompted and without evidence — that he possessed damaging information about Cohen’s family.

“[Cohen] should give information maybe on his father-in-law, because that’s the one that people want to look at,” Trump told FOX News host Jeanine Pirro. “That’s the money in the family.”

There has been no public indication during the investigation of Cohen that his father-in-law is or was the subject of any criminal inquiry.

“It’s an absolutely shocking violation of norms for the chief executive to suggest a retaliatory investigation against the relative of a witness against him,” said Kenneth White, a former federal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney with Brown, White & Osborn LLP. “This is Nixonian ‘enemy list’ stuff, but instead of the public finding out about it through secret tapes and insiders, the president is saying it openly on TV.”

. . . .

One day after Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison, Trump tweeted that Cohen agreed to plead guilty only “to embarrass the president and get a much reduced prison sentence, which he did – including the fact that his family was temporarily let off the hook.”

I know that many readers here will not find Trump’s threats a “shocking violation of norms” but as business as usual from the Lunatic in Chief. However, the fact that Trump engages in regular surprising violations of norms should not dull our senses to the point where we allow this sort of behavior not to shock us.

If Democrats get around to mounting a genuine effort to impeach Trump, this should be among the articles of impeachment.

Meanwhile, Rudy “Bug Eyes” Giuliani seems to be leaving open the possibility that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, saying his past denials of collusion have related only to Trump personally:

President Trump’s legal spokesman Rudolph W. Giuliani on Wednesday night appeared to grant the possibility that members of Trump’s campaign did, in fact, collude with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

And in the process, he contradicted dozens of previous denials that both the Trump team (and Trump himself) have offered.

“I never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between people in the campaign,” Giuliani told CNN’s Chris Cuomo, before getting cut off.

“Yes, you have,” Cuomo said.

Giuliani shot back: “I have not. I said ‘the president of the United States.’”

Here’s the clip:

Kinda hard to deny collusion by the campaign when Trump’s campaign manager gave internal polling data to Konstantin Kilimnik, whom Mueller has described as someone who has “ties to a Russian intelligence service and had such ties in 2016.”

I suspect the next shoe to drop will relate to additional evidence of Trump’s knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya. If I’m right, that evidence will be waved off impatiently by Trump superfans as well.

And the drama continues…

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

136 Responses to “Trump: Maybe Someone Should Investigate Michael Cohen’s Father-in-Law”

  1. So they had better polling data than Hillary’s 1.5 billion dollar campaign, tell me another one

    Narciso (d35bdd)

  2. But Obama!

    Dave (1bb933)

  3. How about Bruce ohr, admitting he knew the source of the info, yet they didnt inform the FISA panel

    Narciso (d35bdd)

  4. the sleazy sloppy corrupt FISA courts didn’t wanna know

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  5. Why the hell does Giuliani let himself be used for CNN’s benefit, he has become the white northeastern ethnic conservative equivalent of a coon at this point.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  6. And the forward has woke itself into broke status, with attention more toward Ramallah then jerusalem

    Narciso (d35bdd)

  7. ‘I know that many readers here will not find Trump’s threats a “shocking violation of norms” but as business as usual from the Lunatic in Chief.‘

    If it’s really “business as usual”, FISA warrants will soon follow.

    Munroe (8e5774)

  8. Mr. Cohen and dirty FBI slippy-slop Jim Comey seem to have a lot in common

    They’re both remarkably weak men, and sleazy in very similar ways

    both married poorly

    and they’re always ready to hop to it for somebody more wealthy or more powerful

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  9. I could understand the less adverserial parts of east Africa, but Ramallah? Pick your battles, the anti-Eritrean thing is what keeps me lukewarm on Bibi.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  10. Well if you hire sid vicious and Peter reinhart you’re likely to get a nasty tick

    Narciso (d35bdd)

  11. Well Petraueus took on the non-lethal kind of grenade, and actually took advantage of opportunities to be made whole for that sacrifrice.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  12. Meanwhile the two minute hate is on for Karen pence, you think these nazgul will ever stop

    Narciso (d35bdd)

  13. Narciso, that crew is the same one group that doesnt get geeked up with Trump assassination projection. Pence-is-Worsers are my form of NeverTrumps.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  14. Giuliani needs to go back to dining out full time on the corpses of 9/11

    he enjoyed the heck out of that

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  15. Meanwhile former White House chief of staff and Kennedy minion, Greg Craig seems untouched by his Ukrainian business.

    Narciso (d35bdd)

  16. Had Trump compiled the accusations in a dossier and shopped it to BuzzFeed and Yahoo News, this would’ve been a totally acceptable “violation of norms”.

    But, Trump is too stupid to think like a federal prosecutor.

    Munroe (02db9a)

  17. Yeah… I can’t defend Trump on this.

    But, is anyone really surprised?

    Honest question though… does this rise to the level of the IRS being weaponized towards conservative groups? Or Operation Chokepoint?

    whembly (51f28e)

  18. It’s that French proverb ‘what a vicious animal, when attacked it defends it’

    Narciso (d35bdd)

  19. A while ago you asked what it would take for the super Trump supporters to abandon him. Looking at even these first few comments shows that virtually nothing will ever change their minds.
    That in itself is stunning given that the commentary at this site is well educated and articulate (certain commoners excepted of course).
    Regardless of Hillary or Obama or lots of other things, it truly seems like we are careening as a nation out of control. It’s worrisome- and I’m old enough to remember Watergate Iran Contra and the Bill Clinton affair.

    TomM (55c638)

  20. While we await the dropping of this particular shoe, we might want to get to the bottom of the Clinton campaign’s collusion with the friends of Vladimir Putin via Christopher Steele and his cutouts including the Perkins Coie law firm and Fusion GPS (assuming the the Steele Dossier is taken at face value, as the FBI purportedly took it).

    i’ve noticed this too

    dirty ex-marine Bobby Mueller seems to be almost purposely avoiding any scrutiny of the corrupt and sleazy men and women of the FBI

    what I don’t know is WHY

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  21. If Democrats get around to mounting a genuine effort to impeach Trump, this should be among the articles of impeachment.

    I agree.

    At the time of the OSP’s tweet about Cohen’s family being “temporarily” let off the hook, I said that he was saying “We can still whack your family, you rat!”.

    nk (dbc370)

  22. “A while ago you asked what it would take for the super Trump supporters to abandon him. Looking at even these first few comments shows that virtually nothing will ever change their minds.”
    TomM (55c638) — 1/17/2019 @ 8:31 am

    We should learn to blame Trump when he follows precedent set by those with indictment power.

    I, for one, will try to do better. Meanwhile, wasn’t Bruce Ohr that guy who played bass for The Cars?

    Munroe (589f00)

  23. Trump didn’t abuse the power of his office, he only threatened to abuse it, so it’s all good.

    Paul Montagu (4f1a62)

  24. #19 A while ago you asked what it would take for the super Trump supporters to abandon him. Looking at even these first few comments shows that virtually nothing will ever change their minds.
    That in itself is stunning given that the commentary at this site is well educated and articulate (certain commoners excepted of course).
    Regardless of Hillary or Obama or lots of other things, it truly seems like we are careening as a nation out of control. It’s worrisome- and I’m old enough to remember Watergate Iran Contra and the Bill Clinton affair.

    TomM (55c638) — 1/17/2019 @ 8:31 am

    Some of us isn’t defending this Tom.

    …but absent of any malfeasance…does it actually rise to being impeachable? Congress censure? Sure. But, impeachment?

    whembly (51f28e)

  25. we know dirty nazi Bob Mueller threatened the holy crap out of General Flynn’s family

    that’s how he extorted a guilty plea from Mr. Flynn, who pleadered guilty even though he didn’t even do a crime on anything

    so when he turns a blind eye to your father in law, he’s making a conscious choice to do so

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  26. So the goalposts have moved from:

    No Russian interference in the election to:

    ok there was russian interference but no meetings contacts with the Trump campaign to

    ok there were calls and meetings with the Trump campaign, but Trump didn’t know.

    ok Trump knew about the meetings, but no there were no deals.

    ok, There was a deal, but no meetings with members of Russian intelligence.

    ok, there was a meeting with Russian intelligence, but no collusion.

    well, maybe a teeny bit of collusion. but not from Trump!

    JRH (ff9fb2)

  27. remember though Mr. JRH

    there was vastly more Russian collusion with the hilpig campaign

    hillary worked closely with Putin to create an entire fake dossier that the scummy KGB-FBI used to try to do a coup

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  28. Yes Hillary used ostensibly info from Russia, as part of official govt documents (I think more like wife Nellie wrote up this Ronan a clef ymmv) which where used to fuel this snioehunt.

    Narciso (d35bdd)

  29. Meanwhile beto does believe the constitution is woke enough but by all means keep spanking that monkey.

    Narciso (d35bdd)

  30. It’s TRUMP SUPERFANS vs. CLICKBAIT SHOCKING NORMs…

    It’s on!!!

    Colonel Haiku (b51704)

  31. Release the hounds Mueller Report already…

    Colonel Haiku (b51704)

  32. Looking at even these first few comments shows that virtually nothing will ever change their minds.

    I’ve heard Trump fans actually say: “Nothing he does would ever make me stop supporting him.” There are people who pop up on certain websites virtually every day to snipe at anyone who posts anything mildly critical (or simply skeptical) of something Trump has done. And then they claim it’s the critics and skeptics who suffer from “derangement.” What happened to the idea that the person who wields the most power should be subject to scrutiny?

    the fact that Trump engages in regular surprising violations of norms should not dull our senses to the point where we allow this sort of behavior not to shock us.

    Someone recently wrote a good piece on the danger of “that’s just Trump being Trump” as a defense. (I’d like to give credit where due, but a quick search didn’t turn it up.) I recall “scandal fatigue” from the Clinton era, when conservatives lamented that the sheer quantity of Clinton’s misdeeds somehow protected him from being held accountable for any one of them. Some of those “conservatives” now seem to believe that the routine character of Trump’s obnoxiousness and dishonesty and self-centered judgments make any disapproval unfair.

    Radegunda (694c3c)

  33. Horse hockey.
    Why is Mueller going after Jerome Corsi’s son?
    Why did they go after Michael Milkin’s brother to get him to plead out?
    It’s a time honored, crappy tactic.

    Truly, the sins of the fathers are visited on the sons.

    Ingot9455 (985c4f)

  34. Teh CLICKBAIT TONGUECLUCKERS

    Colonel Haiku (b51704)

  35. Hard core Trump supporters got what they wanted. Their guy won. They don’t care how he won. It wasn’t about any sort or principle beyond “Their guy won.” Anything not in line with that will be excused. Either it didn’t matter, or it’s no worse than what someone else did, or it’s not what we should really be talking about. Their guy won and that’s all they care about.

    Time123 (ae9d89)

  36. BTW, republicans controlled the federal government for 2 years and made zero effort to change the process by which federal prosecutions and investigations are done.

    -zero changes to how perjury is considered.
    -zero changes to what is defined as a ‘material lie’
    -zero changes in what is allowed to get a plea deal.
    -zero changes to how the FISA court runs.

    could have addressed any/all of these.

    did not make it a priority. I haven’t even seen anyone here saying that these things need to be reformed. They just don’t like it aimed at their guy.

    Heck, i think the AG could address several of those just be modifying existing policy, no action from congress required.

    Time123 (ae9d89)

  37. @14. Do ‘drag queens’ experience menopause, Mr. Feet?

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  38. They trust the press and the prosecutors despite what happened to Tom delay, Walker’s supporters Ted Stevens Eric greitens et al.

    Narciso (d35bdd)

  39. Mueller would cut up your relatives and serve them to you, like in the oresteia I’m only slightly exaggerating, he uses state power to do this and is never seriously called to account

    Narciso (d35bdd)

  40. 36: BTW, republicans controlled the federal government for 2 years and made zero effort to change the process by which federal prosecutions and investigations are done.

    -zero changes to how perjury is considered.
    -zero changes to what is defined as a ‘material lie’
    -zero changes in what is allowed to get a plea deal.
    -zero changes to how the FISA court runs.

    could have addressed any/all of these.

    did not make it a priority. I haven’t even seen anyone here saying that these things need to be reformed. They just don’t like it aimed at their guy.

    Heck, i think the AG could address several of those just be modifying existing policy, no action from congress required.

    Time123 (ae9d89) — 1/17/2019 @ 10:52 am

    Not really.

    They’ll be accused of covering for Trump and the whole “Obstruction of Justice” accusations would ramp up to infinity.

    whembly (51f28e)

  41. drag queens are a metaphor for menopause Mr. DCSCA

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  42. Narciso (d35bdd) — 1/17/2019 @ 11:25 am

    Mueller would cut up your relatives and serve them to you

    No, going after people who break the law is not the problem Narciso. You have managed to turn good and evil on its head.

    Tillman (61f3c8)

  43. Tell that to dr. Steven hatfill, or the families of the two dead men framed for bullets hitmans crimes, or any of a dozen other instances.

    Narciso (d35bdd)

  44. LOL!
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-denies-pelosi-aircraft-for-foreign-trip-in-response-to-call-for-state-of-the-union-delay

    Why oh why would Pelosi think she can out troll the Troller-In-Chief?

    Jeez… we have children as our leaders… :facepalm:

    whembly (51f28e)

  45. Don’t be too quick to believe conspiracies Narciso.

    Tillman (61f3c8)

  46. whembly (51f28e) — 1/17/2019 @ 12:07 pm

    At least she stands up to him. She’s not cowering like most Republicans before the Pink Putin’s Poodle.

    Tillman (61f3c8)

  47. @41. Do metaphors have a street rate or is Rudy just a pro bono, Mr. Feet?

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  48. Trump cancels Pelosi and her cabal from going overseas. Love it.

    mg (7e0e37)

  49. @44. Let’s review- Trump doesn’t air so Nancy doesn’t fly. The Master Negotiator strikes again.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  50. whembly (51f28e) — 1/17/2019 @ 12:07 pm

    At least she stands up to him. She’s not cowering like most Republicans before the Pink Putin’s Poodle.

    Tillman (61f3c8) — 1/17/2019 @ 12:09 pm

    She’s “standing up to him”…not because she’s brave or anything. It’s a political calculus because she doesn’t want to take part in giving Trump a “win” for funding the wall (his primo campaign promise).

    I think democrats should extract a huge price to fund their own agendas… yet, digging trenches like this will only put her in disadvantage even more. I think the longer the shutdown goes on, the stronger Trump’s position would be.

    whembly (51f28e)

  51. @48. Cancelling a miserable, mid-winter trip to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan really, really has to sting.

    “Oh, the pain. The pain!” – Dr. Zachary Smith [Jonathan Harris] ‘Lost In Space’ CBS TV, 1965-68

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  52. I’m guessing she’s not terribly popular in Egypt or Afghanistan, Belgium’s more of an open question.

    Narciso (626414)

  53. poor matt drudge thinks it’s all about him

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  54. Bernie and Mitt both fly coach. Nancy and Trump could learn something.

    JRH (fe281f)

  55. Drudge is high strung of late, yes she really doesn’t want to face the Afghan winter.

    Narciso (626414)

  56. Some of us isn’t defending this Tom.

    …but absent of any malfeasance…does it actually rise to being impeachable? Congress censure? Sure. But, impeachment?

    I know, which is why I mentioned “superfans”, and you are not one – neither is Kevin M or many others here, which is why the site is readable. But others, who, if you read back before the election, were reasonably reasonable have seem to lost it – changing the subject, deflecting, spewing links from fever-swamp sites like so much confetti.. all seemingly to avoid acknowlaging that anything is wrong, and that reasonable (like they might have been in the past) people have concerns about the way the country is being run (or not run).
    This is not an attack on Trump, it’s a observation that there is something going on with the Chief Executive of the US, happening right in front of us, and it needs to be addressed. Or at least looked at honestly.
    Just crying “Uranium One” or “Bill Clinton”, or “MSM” is avoiding the issue. It’s not necessarily wrong, but it’s besides the point, at this point.

    TomM (954e56)

  57. I bet the Iranian operative wishes he would have done this to republicans during his 8 year debacle.

    mg (7e0e37)

  58. Tillman (61f3c8) — 1/17/2019 @ 12:08 pm

    That’s a bit like urging Stormy Daniels to guard her virginity…

    Dave (99fd2c)

  59. Next week RIF the rest of the garbage.

    mg (7e0e37)

  60. lol did Drudge finally notice Trump’s unrelenting and comprehensive dishonesty? What a newshound that guy is.

    JRH (fe281f)

  61. Pelosi can hop on her broom and swoosh over.

    mg (7e0e37)

  62. Let the Violation of teh Norms begin… http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/33672/28945281_1.jpg?v=8D553A800E45B90

    Colonel Haiku (b51704)

  63. “Shocking violation of norms?” Surely he means:

    (1), NY Times endorsing “oppositional” coverage of a US Presidential candidate; (2), Secretary of State having a private foundation, to which all kinds of countries oddly found a reason to contribute-(“Hi I’m your judge today? Do you know about my foundation and its good works?”); (3) Secretary of State approving a sale of uranium interests to Russian backed companies; (4), utterly weird involvement of Fusion in compiling a dossier that makes its way to the FBI, the a FISA court involvement, and the UN ambassador making unmasking requests…;

    wait . more: (5)a private server; (6) pardons to Puerto Rican nationalists in advance of Clinton’s senate campaign in NY; (7), dumping the 66 vote requirement for some judges; (8) Huffing that “we respect the results of elections,” only to trash the election non-stop for 2 years and counting; (8), commuting the sentence of Marc Rich and Manning; (9), appointing a man that voted for Gus Hall to the CIA; (10), Doe prosecutions in Wisconsin, which rank as one of the biggest abuses of power in memory.

    Did I mention a US senator attacked and a very lenient “sentence” to the attacker? GOP congressman shot?

    Mini mobs at the houses of GOP officials(when they’re not at the restaurants where GOP officials are trying to eat in peace). Then there is that supreme court justice nominee. let him tell you about norms.

    And that’s a short list.

    Tell me more about those violations of norms.

    And the benefit of the “honorable sidelines response,” –made just before swooning–“Oh but we must be purer than snow,”

    Harcourt Fenton Mudd (5e0a82)

  64. it would only be a shocking violation of norms if President Trump were actually in charge of the corrupt Rosytwat DOJ or the rogue KGB-FBI

    but he’s not

    they do whatever the eff they want

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  65. The taliban and muzzle brotherhood meetings have been canceled.
    Thank You, President Trump.

    mg (7e0e37)

  66. Dave (99fd2c) — 1/17/2019 @ 12:56 pm

    I fear you’re correct, sir. I don’t think he’s met many conspiracies he doesn’t like.

    Tillman (61f3c8)

  67. 63… but… but… but Trump!!!

    Colonel Haiku (b51704)

  68. Yet another Democrat talking point subscribed to by this blog. It’s discouraging.

    Considering the gangster tactics that Meuller uses (“Sure, it’s not a crime, but you WILL plead guilty to it anyway, so I can score some points with the Press. If you don’t not only will I throw the book at you for all kinds of imagined things, but your little dog, too.”)

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  69. Kinda hard to deny collusion by the campaign when Trump’s campaign manager gave internal polling data to Konstantin Kilimnik, whom Mueller has described as someone who has “ties to a Russian intelligence service and had such ties in 2016.”

    Nom that looks like an attempt to recruit paul manafort as aERRussian spy.

    First, they would get from him not particualrly valuable information.

    I was saying this was a Russian attempt t penetrate a future trump adminsitration.

    And the big question is hwo did Paul Manafort get hired in the first place.(And Mike Flynn – who was fired as head of the DIA by Baracvk Obama because some people thought he might have been recruited by the GRE as a Russian spy. Now you ask why did he not do more? Obama was extremely cautious.)

    I don’t think “because Putin asked Trump to” is the answer as to why he hired Paul Manafort and Mike Flynn.

    I suspect the next shoe to drop will relate to additional evidence of Trump’s knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya.

    that was what Lanny Davis, the Clinton connected lawyer for Michael Cohen, leaked but had to retract. Not true. The Russians were probably trying to get close to Donald J Trump Jr but too many people were in the meeting.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  70. Mike Flynn…was fired as head of the DIA by Baracvk Obama because some people thought he might have been recruited by the GRE as a Russian spy.

    This is true.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  71. That came from halper who has long standing ties with a fmr Russian deputy spy chief.

    Narciso (626414)

  72. State of the union may be up in the air but Pelosi isn’t.

    mg (7e0e37)

  73. Nancy’s not leaving on a jet plane

    mg (7e0e37)

  74. Going after Cohen’s father-in-law was a potential immoral act, but Trump’s immorality of separating illegal immigrant kids from their parents was greater than initially reported.

    Paul Montagu (ae5bd2)

  75. boo and also hoo i think

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  76. Kevin M – so it’s bad for a federal prosecutor to use bullying tactics, but the fact that he does so makes it just fine for the President of the United States to implicitly threaten to use the power of his office to go after the families of people who testify against him?

    aphrael (e0cdc9)

  77. he didn’t threaten anyone that’s just silly he just said that Michael Cohen’s wife’s daddy offers a target-rich environment if the KGB-FBI wants to go play show-me-the-man-I’ll-find-you-the-crime

    that’s what the KGB-FBI does

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  78. “so it’s bad for a federal prosecutor to use bullying tactics, but the fact that he does so makes it just fine for the President of the United States to implicitly threaten to use the power of his office to go after the families of people who testify against him?”
    aphrael (e0cdc9) — 1/17/2019 @ 2:25 pm

    As opposed to it being okay for a federal prosecutor to actually use those tactics, but not for a president to merely suggest it? Where exactly do you see, and not see, hypocrisy?

    Munroe (13e024)

  79. I’m cynical, but I can’t keep up, they actually did the lobbying, manafort just provided the cash,

    narciso (d1f714)

  80. President Trump’s honorable in all his dealings: that’s his secret strategy to win hearts and minds and ultimately the Top #1 Prize.

    People forget that if we had a real journalism not just CNN Jake Tapper fake news, there would’ve already been hundreds of stories on Cohen’s whole family!

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  81. NeverTrump captured in one photo…

    https://static.pjmedia.com/instapundit/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/body.jpg

    Colonel Haiku (b51704)

  82. The mark will always praise the conman, even after being robbed blind. It’s belief perseverance and contradiction denial. No evidence of any kind will ever be admitted to by the mark that he and/or she has been blindly robbed. Once people have been misled into believing something, they will continue to believe in it, despite all evidence to the contrary.

    Donald Trump is a total fraud. The only thing he has to sell or license is his last name, which is worthless. Fool’s gold–iron pyrite mistaken by the MAGA crowd for real gold. Yet they continue to believe it’s gold, after it has been revealed to be not. Trump is the Anti-Midas; everything he touches turns into fool’s gold.

    The Republican party will regret nominating and electing a fraud as president. Not that the Democratic party is any different. How stupid we are as a people to continue to believe in something that is not true.

    Gawain's Ghost (b25cd1)

  83. Donald Trump is a total fraud.

    You think this is true but the irony is that you’re 100% incorrect!

    This is why President Trump is the hegemon and Nancy Pelosi got spanked on her naked little butt like a naughty catholic school girl!

    And tomorrow will bring much the same, and all the days to come while he presides.

    He walks in love, and we are very blessed.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  84. @ 84 worth the price of admission. Which is, admittedly free. But still, well said.

    JRH (fe281f)

  85. NeverTrump Health Tip #17 >>>> https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1085934430567497730

    Colonel Haiku (b51704)

  86. @85. ‘…and Nancy Pelosi got spanked on her naked little butt like a naughty catholic school girl!’

    May the Forbes be with you, Mr. Feet!

    “Kinky!” – Hedley Lamarr [Harvey Korman] ‘Blazing Saddles’ 1974

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  87. My apologies, that was mean and uncalled for.

    Colonel Haiku (b51704)

  88. there must be two suns in the sky, because that is exactly the way Mueller’s henchman, have operated against private citizens, only certain private citizens, cohen the schlemiel, gets shaken of every cent, than sent to prison, the honorable greg craig doesn’t have a single blemish for his kiev soufflé, I imagine podesta will be free to cadge bad art, the bratva should have settled matters like in the last die hard film, or john wick,

    look around, the work of fundamental transformation, proscriptions, and deplatforming

    narciso (d1f714)

  89. continues apace, and now I’m not amused by ocasio cortex, Latina llorde from wellington, is a disturbing feature on the body politic,

    narciso (d1f714)

  90. Trump is a disrupted, which is good and bad. Good in that the apple cart of government is being overturned, bad in that he is apt to do or say anything. Some of that bad can be very bad.

    One thing’s for certain: Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues are petty, but today Trump showed these petty men and women what petty was. He’s teh Pontiff of Petty.

    Colonel Haiku (b51704)

  91. Disrupter… damnable iPhone…

    Colonel Haiku (b51704)

  92. President Trump’s honorable in all his dealings: that’s his secret strategy to win hearts and minds and ultimately the Top #1 Prize.

    The First, Second and Third Ladies were unavailable for comment.

    Dave (8ee42c)

  93. MAGA–Make America Grate Again! Grate is an interesting word. It means taking something of value and shredding it into nothing of value. Rendering it worthless, in other words.

    Gawain's Ghost (b25cd1)

  94. well if you add it to the awan hacking and the gop doxxing matter,

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/17/sheila-jackson-lee-rape-lawsuit/

    narciso (d1f714)

  95. Note that Pelosi’s concerns and priorities are security at the SOTU, not security at our nation’s borders.

    Colonel Haiku (b51704)

  96. rif the remaining mother truckers

    mg (7e0e37)

  97. OT, but i’ve been feeling a lot of anxiety over the last 2 weeks. Tuesday is D-Day… Decision Day… for deciding whether I retire or keep on keeping on. I’ve been working full-time for nearly 50 years and I never really expected the retirement milestone to be this gut-wrenching.

    Colonel Haiku (b51704)

  98. congrats to you, Col. Whatever you decide will be fine. Enjoy.

    mg (7e0e37)

  99. Why can’t Nancy Pelosi buy her Brussels sprouts and opiates at the Jewel-Osco like everybody else?

    nk (dbc370)

  100. “rif the remaining mother truckers”

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this ain’t gonna happen

    https://federalnewsnetwork.com/government-shutdown/2019/01/furloughed-feds-wont-be-rifed-if-government-shutdown-extends-past-30-days-omb-says/

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  101. But you’d think that, of all people, Nancy Pelosi should know how to deal with petulant pansies.

    nk (dbc370)

  102. science says you’re better off keeping on Mr. Colonel

    maybe there’s some middle ground left to be found there

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  103. If it’s all your own retirement flow money (not subject to partial or whole dollar on dollar clawback per eaarned income), work a part time.

    urbanleftbehind (b6a7f6)

  104. Thanks… it’s an option of a full lump-sum along with my 401k or a range of annuities with pop-ups and survivor benefits and the 401k. But it’s more the work angle. As in, am I ready.

    Colonel Haiku (b51704)

  105. Thanks, guys… it’s a range of options: full lump sum, a number of annuities with pop-ups and survivor benefits, all with my 401k, of course. It’s more the no work angle… am I ready.

    Colonel Haiku (b51704)

  106. Sorry for the double post, I thought I’d erased it.

    Colonel Haiku (b51704)

  107. This incident is the modern day equivalent of the 2.20.65 “get your hand out of my pocket” dry run, or the August 2001 James Wood flight: http://abc7chicago.com/police-man-builds-bomb-at-sushi-restaurant-reports-himself/5093310/?sf206185192=1

    urbanleftbehind (b6a7f6)

  108. You earned it coronello, enjoy.

    Narciso (73bb9b)

  109. Oh duh…I should reclassify my previous post as the one example of black privilege: people are afraid to see something-say something because they don’t want to the next Permit Patty or Barbeque Becky.

    urbanleftbehind (b6a7f6)

  110. Well with the verdict tonight it might come in handy.

    Narciso (73bb9b)

  111. Well they are solid now, that’s what matters:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1086061495916613633

    Narciso (73bb9b)

  112. It was quite appropriate of Patterico to conclude this article about Trump’s threat to Cohen’s father-in-law with the latest foot-in-mouth inanity from Giuliani. Giuliani is America’s first beloved national hero to reduce himself to a sniveling worm on national television. Every time I see clips of him these days, the word “lickspittle” immediately springs to mind. And then, immediately thereafter, I think, “What does Trump have on this guy?”

    And I mean that seriously. Patterico explains the unsettling implications of Trump’s recent broad public threats against the family of his former chief bootlicker, Michael Cohen. Trump is clearly trying to shut Cohen up and discredit him, mob-style, by hinting at damaging revelations about Cohen’s father-in-law.

    Why wouldn’t he use the same tactic in advance to secure the obedience and loyalty of another New York shyster lawyer, his NEW chief bootlicker?

    Daren Jonescu (2f5857)

  113. Russian connected firms like skadden arp today and Podesta and mercury tomorrow get
    away much like the subprime cartel did eith khuzaimi in the 00s, it doesn’t matter who the us atty is, they absolve or extract their poind of flesh, regardless of the law

    Narciso (73bb9b)

  114. Do those who retire early live longer? 7/23/12

    https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-18952037

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  115. Well, I was wrong about the next shoe to drop, because don’t look now but here it comes

    Patterico (115b1f)

  116. there’s no such thing as shoes

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  117. Wonder if Cohen’s got it on tape. That’d be interesting.

    JRH (fe281f)

  118. I am not surprised. A few months back I questioned why Cohen had not told Congress to go pound sand when questioned about privileged communication with, and the confidences and secrets of, his client. It turned out that Trump’s “lawyers at the White House” had told Cohen to talk to Congress. Well, it’s no surprise that he was also told what to say.

    nk (dbc370)

  119. Keep in mind: it’s Jason Leopold.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Leopold#Karl_Rove_indictment_claim

    Patterico (115b1f)

  120. This should be sufficient to impeach and convict.

    nk (dbc370)

  121. It should, but will Republicans in the Senate do so?

    JRH (fe281f)

  122. Kevin M – so it’s bad for a federal prosecutor to use bullying tactics, but the fact that he does so makes it just fine for the President of the United States to implicitly threaten to use the power of his office to go after the families of people who testify against him?

    My comment had more to do with the pearl-clutching regarding “gangster tactics” when that seems to be the rule, not the exception, in DC. “Good government” is an oxymoron and has been since Bush Sr left office.

    Off topic, did you know that Paula Jones was audited while Clinton was still Prez?

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  123. buzzfeed’s where cowardly navy-turd John McCain released his phony dossier

    and they licked it up

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  124. dirty stripper-boy Marco Rubio’s joining Princess Lindsey’s effort to exploit the dead tatters what were murdered in Syria

    “The history in that region has been that the minute you take pressure off these groups, they grow, and they begin to strike,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said. “And if in a year from now, they’re waving black flags and cutting heads again on YouTube, we may have to go back in, which would be the worst possible outcome for the president, for the country.”

    yes yes

    people hated murder-boi Bush’s silly adventures

    so they elected obama

    and now that Trump, who explicitly ran on curtailing the prancey dancey adventures of our corrupt incompetent military

    Rubio wants our tatters to get slaughtered in a fresh new quagmire in Syria!

    these people are sick

    and like our treasonous pooplick military they’re not real big fans of democracy are they

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  125. There is the matter of leopolds little crack addiction, buzzfeed has learned little from the gubarev affair.

    narciso (d1f714)

  126. Collusion is selling 1/4 of American uranium to Putin. Thanks Hillary. You —————-

    mg (8bdd26)

  127. That’s unfair pikachu, but we know us casualties have been taken in proactive operations in Yemen and Niger, just to vote two examples.

    Narciso (96850e)

  128. they just prance around all over the place like hoppy little target-bunnies

    and you can’t help them if they don’t want to be helped

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  129. Munroe — a single federal prosecutor doesn’t represent the entire federal government the way the President does, and unfortunately we’ve built a system of “justice” which depends for its very functioning on bullying people into compliance — that’s how the plea bargaining system works, and if people didn’t plea bargain, the courts would be overwhelmed.

    But the President doing it crosses a line and moves us into wannabe tinpot dictator status.

    aphrael (e0cdc9)

  130. Collusion is a secret agreement to break the law or mislead people. Giving polling data to a Russian is not collusion, unless it is phony polling data. But paying a foreign spy to pay Russian spies to come up with a dossier is collusion, if the dossier contains misleading or untruthful information.

    David Pittelli (7d543e)

  131. Like accusing the ig of being a senile old man, well Obama didn’t have to do that with gerald walpin in favor of his friend mr. Johnson.

    Narciso (18a7c2)


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