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For the Honorable Mr. Mueller; if not now, when?

Will he play his cards, fold them or walk away? It's time for the showdown at the DC coral.

For the past few weeks, Mr. tRump appears less stressed and more confident that he is going to walk away without any consequences.

I accepted this as a possible outcome months ago. If the justice system fails to perform its' constitutional and legal duties, the Senate becomes a willing co-conspirator and US elections are threatened by foreign powers , we are on the precipice.

keep your powder dry

Posted by saidsimplesimon | Thu Mar 21, 2019, 06:39 PM (8 replies)

America the Cowardly Bully-Krugman


America the Cowardly Bully

By PAUL KRUGMAN 1 day ago

This is the way the trade war ends. Not with a bang but with empty bombast.

According to multiplenews organizations, the U.S. and China are close to a deal that would effectively end trade hostilities. Under the reported deal, America would remove most of the tariffs it imposed last year. China, for its part, would end its retaliatory tariffs, make some changes to its investment and competition policies and direct state enterprises to buy specified amounts of U.S. agricultural and energy products.

The Trump administration will, of course, trumpet the deal as a triumph. In reality, however, itís much ado about nothing much.

As described, the deal would do little to address real complaints about Chinese policy, which mainly involve Chinaís systematic expropriation of intellectual property. Nor would it do much to address Donald Trumpís pet although misguided peeve, the imbalance in U.S.-China trade. Basically, Trump will have backed down.

Posted by saidsimplesimon | Wed Mar 6, 2019, 03:45 PM (1 replies)

Jeffrey Epstein case victims have attorneys


March 6,2019

US attorney's office in Miami recuses itself from Jeffrey Epstein case

By Julie K. Brown, Miami Herald

MIAMI - Just days before a Friday deadline, the Justice Department has reassigned the Jeffrey Epstein victims' rights case to the U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta, the attorneys representing Epstein's victims said Tuesday.

Miami federal prosecutors, in a letter to attorneys for the victims Monday, said they had recused themselves from the case, according to Brad Edwards and Jack Scarola, representing Epstein's victims.
The reassignment means that the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Byung J. "BJay" Pak, will oversee the case for the government. Pak, a former Georgia lawmaker, was appointed Atlanta's chief federal prosecutor by President Donald Trump in October 2017.

The Justice Department is still under a Friday deadline for prosecutors to confer with the victims' attorneys in an effort to settle the case. On Feb. 22, U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra in Palm Beach County ruled that federal prosecutors, under former Miami U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta, broke the law when they concealed a plea agreement from more than 30 underage girls in Palm Beach who had been sexually abused by Epstein, a multimillionaire New York hedge fund manager.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Wed Mar 6, 2019, 03:41 PM (2 replies)
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