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Thursday, February 13, 2020

We elected Trump to run DOJ



Former prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy must have had his wings clipped at National Review because his column on the outrageously absurd sentencing recommendation on Roger Stone was crazy.

McCarthy has throughout the attempted coup by prosecutors stood by the president. He reported first on Obama spying on Trump Tower. Whoever fed him the lowdown on Spygate and Russian Collusion had his facts straight.

That was why his column, subheadlined, "Some Justice Department personnel handled it questionably, but Trump’s reaction was worse," disappointed.

I get the feeling he ripped a new outlet in the prosecutors, turned the column in, and was told to change the ending to suit the Never Trumpers who hope to impeach President Donald John Trump for tweets protesting the sentence recommendation.

I would say to McCarthy, been there, done that, and now blog in freedom to a wider audience.

McCarthy wrote, "The first thing to grasp about the Roger Stone sentencing fiasco is that Stone, even accepting the worst plausible gloss on his crimes, is a 67-year-old nonviolent first offender. If the criminal-justice reform fad were authentic, and not a stratagem of social-justice warriors who have taken Washington’s surfeit of useful idiots for a ride, then we could all agree that the original seven-to-nine-year sentence advocated by prosecutors was too draconian — even if it was, as we shall see, a faithful application of the federal sentencing guidelines as written."

Draconian is too polite a term for wanting to send an old man to prison for life for being a friend of Donald Trump.

McCarthy knows this. He wrote, "the Stone prosecution is more politics than law enforcement. It was the Mueller probe’s last gasp at pretending there might be something to the Russia-collusion narrative – notwithstanding that, when the “gee, it sure feels like there could be some collusion here” indictment was filed, over a year and a half after special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed, it had long been manifest that there was no Trump–Russia conspiracy."

Throughout the piece, McCarthy slams the persecution of Stone. McCarthy wrote, "In a ridiculously overblown, overcharged prosecution, Mueller slammed the ineffable Stone with seven felony counts of obstructing Congress’s Russia investigation. One of these involved tampering with a witness, left-wing radio host Randy Credico (through whom Stone sought a communications channel with WikiLeaks honcho Julian Assange)."

He pointed out Mueller's team was behind this prosecution even though the investigation exonerated the president.

McCarthy wrote, "This team of prosecutors filed a sentencing memorandum on Monday, laying out the guidelines and advising Judge Amy Berman Jackson that they called for a prison sentence of about seven to nine years (i.e., the offense-level guidelines range of 90 to 108 months). Like the indictment itself, the memo is gross overkill."

So the indictment and the sentencing recommendation were overkill, which is to say they are an abuse of power by unelected people.

Under our Constitution, there is only one man who can remedy this injustice: the president of the United States. He can commute sentences, grant clemency, or pardon.

But he also is the boss. He appoints the attorney general and the 93 U.S. attorneys. They are not independent patriots serving a higher authority. They are political appointees. Nor are the career lawyers under them independent patriots serving a higher authority. They are government employees.

The media and people in Washington seem to have forgotten that the president is in charge because we the people put him there. For 3 years, DC has refused to accept this reality.

Now McCarthy seems to have capitulated to the prevailing elitist attitude that they know better than the rest of us.

Sadly, he ended his column, "If President Trump is afraid, in an election year, to take the political hit that a pardon for Stone would entail, that is understandable. But then he should bite his tongue and click out of Twitter. The Justice Department’s job is to process cases, including Mueller cases, pursuant to law. If the president wants to make those cases disappear, he has to do it himself and be accountable. His provocative running commentary only ensures that the DOJ will be accused of kowtowing to him. It also guarantees that, if the ongoing criminal probe of the Russiagate investigation eventually yields any indictments, they will be assailed as political persecutions rather than good-faith law enforcement."

1. President Trump is afraid of nothing and no one except God Almighty.
2. His critics should bite their tongues because they have a losing streak longer than the Washington Generals.
3. Democrats are going to pursue political persecutions of him, his friends, and his family regardless of what he does.

If  Roger Stone is the hill Democrats chose to die on this time, who are we to stop them?

44 comments:

  1. I was on Twitter yesterday and someone made the comment that the President should "take his hands off the DOJ and let them do their job." People honestly believe that the bureaucracy runs itself like a fourth branch of the government. Seeing this makes me realize that this way of thinking is rampant. Either that or they don't like the person who's running it, which is too bad, because as they say, "elections have consequences."

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    1. When Jeff Sessions recused himself, there was no one who could sign the last FISA renewal. The Deep State tricked President Trump into signing an Executive Order giving that authority to U.S. Atty. Dana Boente. In essence, President Trump had himself wiretapped.

      The FBI has gone from enforcing RICO violations to committing RICO violations. If Andy McCarthy's ethical Nat/Sec Apparatus ever existed, it's gone now unless the President and his team Drain the Swamp.

      If you really care about these institutions, I suggest you help him, Mr. McCarthy, and stop the second-guessing.

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    2. The better article on the over charging is at the Federalist (as much as I generally like McCarthy's reporting in the past--he is probably the only guy I can still read at NR). https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/12/why-a-nine-year-prison-sentence-for-roger-stone-is-insane/

      But Barr did slam Trump prettty hard and publically on tweeting about active cases. Barr is right. Trump can pick up the phone and speak with Barr--he need not do it via Twitter.

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  2. With all due respect, we cannot have the president weighing in on sentencing decisions, Don.

    That's not how we do things in America, regardless of chain of command.

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    1. But a President declaring that the DOJ and HS/ICE should ignore a whole class of criminals is just fine and dandy I suppose!

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    2. When a grave injustice is done, the president should weigh in.

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    3. Presidents have weighed in on sentence requirements since the beginning of this republic. It's called 'Pardon.'

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    4. You mean like when Lincoln weighed in on Dred Scot?

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    5. Perhaps Trump should have said Mueller and his team acted stupidly with respect to Stone and then have a beer summit?

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    6. Where was the out cry when Obama commented on Hillary emails? This is all nothing but BS just as Trump calls it like it is. Let the media and Dem morons holler and scream, I could really care less that they think. Everyone charged under Mueller should have those charges dropped like yesterday, really not sure why there's no outcry over that. That is the real out rage!

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  3. Dang right. We want the house cleaned at the doj. The fbi, too.

    In other news, the stock mkt is neither irrational or exhuberant. It understands that has been, is, and will be nothing but increasing credit and money. That equals higher asset prices. It is tautological.

    Some people think there will be a credit bust in the next recession. They will be surprised when there is an absolute explosion of new credit and money. A recession is going to be the biggest buy signal the stock mkt has ever had.

    Total credit and money supply is going nowhere but up. The federal reserve stated it, and after 2018 nobody should doubt it. Asset prices follow.

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  4. Question: How do you get the MSM to lay out the corruption in the DOJ prosecutors day in and day out?

    Answer: Trump sends a tweet (and they think they've got him this time)

    Outcome: Just like the "bipartisan foreign policy establishment", people will see who they think they are.

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  5. How thick can irony get? Obama turns the DOJ/FBI into a massive political weapon and Dems, media, et al either join the corruption or ignore it all. POTUS voices outrage at an obvious abuse by deep state lefties in the DOJ and the sky is falling. In any case, once again, the transformation of our Fourth Estate into a leftist propaganda machine is undeniable.

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    1. Agreed, well said. All you have to do is look at the timelines between Stone's sentencing, Barr's intervening and POTUS tweets. POTUS comments came well after Barr's movements.
      JerseyJim

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  6. Trump should pardon Flynn and Stone on Super Tuesday.

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  7. EVERYBODY wants to tell the President what to do.

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  8. Don, McCarthy's fear of what the press, pundits and other swamp-dwellers might think or say is sadly akin to the stereotypical Jew who worries, "what will the goyim think?" FOGGEDABOUDIT!

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  9. McCarthy is swamp, he loves the permanent administrative state. Never trusted him one bit. Grima Wormtongue.

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    1. Thank you. McCarthy had defended Comey, Mueller, the FBI, the entire FISA process etc. You name it he was there to pretend everything was done by the book...until it wasn't. He had semi-redeemed his self in 2019 but see he is lapsing back into his roots as a belt way enabler. Sad!

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  10. At times I like McCarthy, partly because even though he is a Never-Trumper he seems to come from the Dershowitz school of the Constitution and the Rule of Law is more important than the man. But then he goes off on a tangent and gets things completely wrong, like his diatribe against Trump for ignoring the 'subpoenas' from from the House during the 'Inquiry', forgetting or pretending not to notice that these 'subpoenas' were invalid due to there being no House vote to authorize an investigation. The ending of this last column is another case where his Trumpophobia seems to get the better of him.

    TarsTarkas

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  11. Repeachment, noun, stepping on your dick again.

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    1. Maxine Waters' HairFebruary 13, 2020 at 2:56 PM


      REEE PEACH FOADDY-FI!!!

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  12. McCarthy is reliable for _facts_. But unless and until the facts come out to the contrary he has always been first for the professionalism and honesty and general all-around goodness of the DOJ.

    A rare kind of swamp creature: He's normally at his happiest when paddling through the muck with his friends, but he will admit, reluctantly, to the truth, when the facts demand it.

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    1. "But unless and until the facts come out to the contrary...". With the cabal of unscrupulous lawyers infesting and infecting the DOJ , the "facts" will never see the light of day. It is so sad that this is the case . Alas, this has been the case for decades, there just wasn't an Internet and bloggers to expose the corrupt scum!

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  13. Roger Stone deserves 9 years. He lied to the House, to the Senate and to the Chief Justice’s very face, telling them he didn’t know or conspire with the CIA Whistleblower. Anyone who would tell Congress a lie of such vital importance deserves prison.

    Or maybe I’m thinking of someone else.

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    1. No,, you have the right one...

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  14. There's a stampede into the mkt today. And it's quite rational. The central banks are and will flood the world with fiat currencies.

    Ce la vie capitalism. It was nice knowing you.

    "Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens."

    Lenin was right. Who needs Sanders when you have central banks?

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    1. Less than a 1/2% drop is a stampede? As Slow Joe would say, man up, man.

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  15. Some people have a line as to how much corruption they can tolerate. The justice department doing favors to protect the felon Roger Stone is the line for some. The true cult believers aren't encumbered by any sense of morality. They accept all Trump corruption.

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    1. Tide Pod Eating MillienialFebruary 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM


      Okay Boomer.

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    2. Others have a line of how much unfairness they can tolerate. Seeing Hilary say 'I don't recall' 97 times, destroying evidence, etc., have Comey, McCabe leak classified material, having the senate intelligence committee leak classified material and suffer NO Consequences, and other's on Trump team do 1/3 of that and get sent away for life?!?!

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  16. American Greatness: “The jury foreman on the Roger Stone trial came forward on social media Wednesday to defend the four prosecutors who withdrew from the case after the Department of Justice overruled their excessive sentencing recommendation.
    A Facebook post written by Tomeka Hart, the senior program officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was picked up by multiple news outlets. But the reports left out some highly pertinent details about her background—namely that Hart is a hyperpartisan Democratic Party activist who is rabidly anti-Trump and a Russia-collusion truther." …….

    She was a Democrat congressional candidate who was tweeting before, during and after the trial, calling the President a klansman, etc. Judge Berman also allowed other openly anti-Trump jurors, including one whose husband worked at DOJ.


    Dirty Cops, Dirty Prosecutors, Dirty Judges, Dirty Jurors, Dirty Legislators, Dirty Bureaucrats, Dirty Reporters, Dirty Spies--all because of Dirty Barry and Dirty Granny. Amazing.

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  17. I think PDJT knew exactly which scab to pull off.

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  18. McCarthy, on today's Maria in the Morning, said the US Attorneys should NOT go to jail for their abuses. McCarthy is the Swamp. We can send innocents to prison for effectively the rest of their life for process crimes related to fruit of the poisoned tree (fraudulent FISA warrants), whereas the FBI/DOJ perpetrators that committed felonies and treason get a 'stern letter of reprimand' put in their Retiree pension file....

    McCarthy should be lynched for being complicit in Treason after the Fact.

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  19. It's not a swamp it's a cesspool. Trump is the Roto Rooter man.

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  20. Barr and all the other DC lawyers should shut their mouths and DO THEIR JOBS. If I'm not mistaken, a call to the bar is a commitment to justice - and it's damn well time that lawyers everywhere straightened out their priorities. Trump's tweets are the white house's direct link to the people; he broadcasts news and viewpoints that would otherwise die in darkness. Barr needs to be reprimanded just like the performing "artists", "shut up and prosecute."

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    1. True dat. We don't know what November will bring, but we can be assured the dead will vote democrat and crooked county recorder's will be finding democrat votes for weeks after the election. The DOJ needs to quit pussy-footing around and indict the corrupt cops, donors, lawyers, prosecutors, investigators and politicians. They need to treat this as a 9 month window to get stuff done and work with a sense of urgency.
      Chollaman

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  21. Don't forget Andrew McCarthy was in the anti-Trump NRO January 2016 issue. He's never been a supporter of Trump. In fact he was still supporting the criminals at the FBI and CIA when they used Papadopoulus to shore up their phony Steele dossier. He finally has to admit the attacks against Trump were warranted. But like many other begrudging of the fact, he's always quick to claim Trump has done wrong. Like the Ukraine phone call. A bunch of those slimy gits demanded Trump admit to wrong doing while pretending it wasn't impeachable.

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  22. Last I checked, the Constitution assigned the President the DUTY of enforcing the law.

    The AG and all of the DOJ are merely the Presidents appointed underlings whom he tasks to carry this out.

    Where did the notion come from that they are somehow "independent" and the President has no business interfering?? Its HIS job as President, and their work is carried out under HIS direction.

    Its literally his job.

    When the President sees an injustice being done by his employees, as with the Stone case, he has an absolute DUTY to intervene.

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  23. Elections 2020: Could it be that Bernie Sanders will face Donald Trump? ... "Tonight, let me say, this victory here is the beginning of the end of Donald Trump. ... Well, we are ready for that. ... substitute insurance private health with a government-run program of Sanders

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