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Old 02-19-2019, 04:47 PM   #8426
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From the article it sounds like she'll be doing exactly that:
You are reading too much into "coordinating political coverage". CNN puts out at least 18 hours of original programming a day. They employ dozens of producers, executive producers and so on. No single person "coordinates" all of the political coverage for CNN.

A print-media writer's understanding of the inside working of television is limited. Isgur's knowledge is limited as well. To effectively "coordinate" coverage, you need to know not only your only job, but that of the many other employees around you. Again, she is not replacing an existing manager, so her job is being created for her. I suspect it means she will have a seat at the conference table and will have input when it comes to interview sources and maybe other story ideas. It would be grossly unfair to her and suicidal for the network to put her in an actual leadership role.
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:47 PM   #8427
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I wish we built a high speed rail from Mexico to Los Angeles.
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:56 PM   #8428
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We also have yet to see how much he tests the peaceful transfer of power.

I agree with the poster pointing out the futility in spending a lot of time ranking the relative horribleness of supervillains. Almost as much of a waste as reminding us that the POTUS might be average among groups that are terrible at world geography.
Literally nothing good comes from trying to decide of Trump is or will be worse than Kissinger or anyone else. Every path of that discussion ends poorly for everyone who wants to stay focused on resisting the current POTUS and his staff.

Non of its constructive, none of it is useful in any argument or discussion related to the current president. There is literally nothing positive to be gained from this discussion. I certainly think the discussion should be moved some place else for those who insist on continuing with it.
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:58 PM   #8429
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:04 PM   #8430
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Matt Whitaker with the rare >1 crimes:days in office feat
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:10 PM   #8431
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Well Clovis8 must not be all that sure about his Trump prostignations vis a vis Kissinger:

This isn't nearly as large as his usual bet size:

Please remember to wager responsibly!
LOL the elderly Ikes-wannabe went to so much trouble and no one cared. Sad!
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:32 PM   #8432
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Is 2+2 crashing today for anyone else? I've had server issues in the last 2 hours and it won't load or crashes... It just crashed 2 min ago again lol
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:37 PM   #8433
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Is 2+2 crashing today for anyone else? I've had server issues in the last 2 hours and it won't load or crashes... It just crashed 2 min ago again lol
I had the same like an hour ago.
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:42 PM   #8434
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I had the same like an hour ago.
Mine started around 2 hours ago.. Site still slow for me thou. Thanks.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:08 PM   #8435
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Because we know people that age? When my dad was 72 and suffering from extreme Alzheimerís he still would have crushed trump in most areas on most subjects.

Stop pretending like trump is not astronomically more stupid than average anything.
Trump would be favorite even if he is well below average intelligence.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:10 PM   #8436
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Is 2+2 crashing today for anyone else? I've had server issues in the last 2 hours and it won't load or crashes... It just crashed 2 min ago again lol
Yes in last few hours but seems to be ok now
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:42 PM   #8437
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Re: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: State of Emergency

Here's an article from Barbara McQuade, a former prosecutor, on recent Mueller revelations buried in a technical filing. This filing was already highlighted in a tweet posted ITT, but I feel like a lot of people breezed over it. McQuade writes:

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One detail in the new filing jumps out. It says “the government obtained and executed dozens of search warrants on various accounts used to facilitate the transfer of stolen documents for release, as well as to discuss the timing and promotion of their release. Several of those search warrants were executed on accounts that contained Stone’s communications with Guccifer 2.0 and with Organization 1.
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Referring to these communications as “evidence” suggests that the special counsel considers the communications probative and relevant to proving Stone’s guilt. Whatever these communications are, we can reasonably conclude that they are incriminating.
Bolded: That is, Mueller is now asserting that Stone spoke to BOTH agents of the Russian government responsible for hacking emails and to Wikileaks (Organization 1).

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Third, the phrase “to discuss the timing and promotion of their release” emphasizes that Mueller considers the conspiracy with which he has charged the Russian intelligence officers to include not just hacking and stealing emails, but also disseminating them. The GRU indictment provides a framework for adding as co-conspirators anyone else who conspired to promote the release of the stolen emails at a time that would be most beneficial to Trump’s campaign.

In fact, one batch of emails was released about an hour after news broke about the "Access Hollywood" tape in which Trump was heard disparaging women. If someone from the campaign suggested to WikiLeaks that stolen emails be released that day, that person could potentially be charged as a co-conspirator in the GRU case.
Recall that the Stone indictment said both that Stone had told a campaign official that "[Wikileaks] will release a load every week going forward". Also that "Shortly after Organization 1’s release, an associate of the high-ranking Trump Campaign official sent a text message to STONE that read ‘well done.'" (from the indictment).

What I'm trying to say is YES COLLUSION. Whether Trump himself authorized this we don't know and may never know. But that Russia, agents of the campaign and Wikileaks coordinated with each other to time releases of stolen documents in a way which was beneficial to the Trump campaign, Mueller now claims to be able to establish that as fact with the information he has.

A note of caution from the indictment:

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Also on or about October 3, 2016, STONE received an email from a reporter who had connections to a high-ranking Trump Campaign official that asked, ‘[the head of Organization 1] — what’s he got? Hope it’s good.’ STONE responded in part, ‘It is. I’d tell [the high-ranking Trump Campaign official] but he doesn’t call me back.
This suggests that this might have been a bit of a sideline in the campaign. All this stuff seems important to us now, in our context, but during the campaign, senior campaign officials probably had more important things to do. They probably threw Stone at this because he was expendable and not useful for anything else.
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:44 PM   #8438
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I'm excerpting most of the article now, but McQuade believes that Mueller may be holding back on conspiracy charges against Stone (because given the revelations in the filing it seems like Stone should be hit with the same conspiracy charges as the Russians):

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When I served as a prosecutor, we sometimes strategically waited before charging every crime we believed we could prove. Mueller may be doing the same here for a number of reasons.

First, Mueller might want to avoid tipping off other targets until he has been able to gather all of the evidence against them. Second, by charging only the seven counts in the Stone indictment, Mueller doesn't have to produce to Stone discovery or evidence of other crimes while he continues to investigate the roles of other targets. Court rules would require such disclosure of charged crimes. And third, by holding back more serious crimes, Mueller has leverage over Stone to offer a plea and cooperation deal that is less severe than it would be if more crimes were charged.

If that's the case, then a superseding indictment with more charges, and maybe more defendants, may be in Stone’s future.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:02 PM   #8439
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Lol this **** is so funny. The quote is the felon who stole the election ballots.

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Old 02-20-2019, 01:06 AM   #8440
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Re: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: State of Emergency

Chait on the the latest WSJ Oped's legal genius move. Trump should be immune from congressional investigations of conduct before he was president.

The problem? The courts said Congress could investigate conduct before before being president when they allowed a Republican Congress to let the Starr investigation investigate everything under the sun that is Clinton.

But the WSJ says there is a difference. Trump may have committed so many crimes that he can't possibly defend against all of them and therefore it'd affect the office of the President, unlike Clinton.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/...a-mueller.html
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:42 AM   #8441
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Seems reasonable. How otherwise can we explain that he's not already in prison unless it's that he's such a prolific criminal, liar and scumbag that no one can keep up with it all.
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:56 AM   #8442
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I say we burn that bridge when we come to it. Plus there is a process in place to deal with a president who can not actually do the job.

So let’s just get going and see what happens. No use worrying about how many thousands of crimes Trump is surely guilty of. Many of those will be beyond the statute of limitations. For the good of the country and more importantly for the good of President Trump, we need to thoroughly and exhaustively investigate each and every allegation. If he is the innocent man he claims to be, he will come out picture perfect. On top of that we would have mountains of data to use to re-examine investigative procedures of the office of the President going forward.

Seems like full steam ahead is a win for everyone.
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:59 AM   #8443
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Vehemently disagree.
The institute of political science (or s/t) at my university in Bonn was announced to be named after Kissinger and all hell breaks loose.
For someone who wasn't a Nazi which is the most common issue here that still comes up from time to time, it was impressive how many people cared about it.

Edit: Despite all protest this endowed professorship was named after him in fact.

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Old 02-20-2019, 02:08 AM   #8444
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Jeffrey Rosen possible pick for DAG.......

https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/...-jeffrey-rosen
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Old 02-20-2019, 02:41 AM   #8445
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Any chance Jeffrey Rosen is just Rod Rossenstein in a pair of glasses with a fake mustache? Would Trump have any way of knowing one human from another?
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:31 AM   #8446
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Rod should keep coming to work anyway like George did after getting fired by Krueger in Seinfeld. Trump won't notice or care.

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Old 02-20-2019, 08:04 AM   #8447
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:27 AM   #8450
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CNN why is Rick Santorum on my TV?
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