The Most Plausible Explanation

I've been wading around in this "Deep State" muck for almost a year now. I still don't know what to think. Is Comey a good guy or a bad guy? How about Mueller, or Flynn?

Yesterday I stumbled across this Twitter account - the SIXTEENTH account this guy has had to create because twitter really does not like what he has to say - and he puts it all together so elegantly it's hard not to believe he's spot-on. He provides an explanation to factual events

https://twitter.com/nameredacted5/status/937831014965153792

Using an "unroll" application you can read the whole 50 tweet thread in order

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/937831014965153792

For example:
The Clintons, along with Terry McCauliff donated $700k to the campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe, wife of then Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, giving her campaign nearly 3x more than that race usually sees. Despite this, he did not recuse himself from the investigation of her email server. The state of Virginia has unique campaign finance laws, allowing a former candidate to keep any leftover funds. It sure appears as if the Clinton donations were a payoff to McCabe. After McCabe was promoted to acting FBI Director, he instructed his underling Peter Strzok to purchase the "Steele Dossier" which was used to get FISA warrants on Trump.

I hope this guy writes a book.

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ggersh's picture

if not what most here thought, a coup is/was/still being
attempted, amirite?

clintons ain't nothing but pure evil, but that's only the
top of the list.

22. There's a secondary goal here: to put Flynn in a box for lying and go after the president for obstruction. But that's not a legal charge that's legit. The goal wasn't legit charges: it was to take anything that would look legit to a willing congress and stage a coup

EDIT: guy does a great job, and hopefully he lives long enough to write that book.

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“Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Yet those who DO study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it.” Unknown.

The Aspie Corner's picture

@ggersh especially when you consider the fact that the coup began under Nixon with the Powell Memo. The forced installation and eventual removal of Incompetent Puppet Trump is just the continuation.

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ggersh's picture

@The Aspie Corner and trump wasn't forced upon us, he was/is a brutal
miscalculation by tptb that believed it was all set up for
here heinous. Pence was insurance not against but for tptb.

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“Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Yet those who DO study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it.” Unknown.

Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal's picture

@The Aspie Corner I would say--use of a legal case to create a cover story to oust an elected President.
That would make it a velvet coup of sorts--but only of the Trump administration; as you pointed out, the coup that took down the Republic began sometime between 1963 and 1973; by 1972 it had its plan; by 1982 it had scored its first major political victory en route to taking over the political system; by 1992 it had scored its second such victory; in 1994, it scored its third, and final victory necessary for complete control of American federal politics. All along there, from 1980 to, well, the present, it was corrupting the courts and placing its people in high positions; by 2000 they had already clearly gotten enough people in to control the Supreme Court; then came 9/11 (their "catalyzing event") and the Patriot Act, which they had all ready in a drawer, and the legal system fell.

I guess I left out economics, but you know the drill. They started destroying the economic prospects and survival of the bottom 90% of the economic ladder in the early seventies. Bill Clinton finished that job successfully. Good for him. That's how you earn his kind of cushy retirement.

I also left out the Drug War, but you can fill that in yourself--it was the older brother of the War on Terror, the one who was able to hide his bullying nature under a good, law-abiding mask for a while. Unlike his younger sibling, who had the personality of a rabid dog and didn't care who knew it. Oh, yeah, wait a minute--for a while people were fooled by him too.

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The part of John Edwards could easily be played by a burnt out light bulb.
--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Wink's picture

@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal
among the walking dead and just hadn't fallen yet?
At least we remained walking long enough to discover where the bullets were coming from.
Yes, way too late, but it's better to fall knowing than not.

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the little things you can do often are more valuable than the giant things you can't! - @thanatokephaloides. All about building progressive media. (-1.9) On Twitter @winkradio.

Meteor Man's picture

@ggersh
Atty. Gen. Sessions inspired a new defense for a homicidal cop:

Cell phone footage clearly shows Slager, who is white, pumping eight bullets into the retreating figure of Scott, who was black, as he fled from the officer.
The distance between the two at the moment Slager began firing on the unarmed Scott appears to be anywhere from 18 to 20 feet, much too far for Scott to have been any kind of credible danger to the officer. Yet Slager falsely reported that Scott ran at him and attempted to wrestle away his Taser, causing the officer to feel "threatened" and necessitating use of lethal force.

But the pressure!

The new tack being taken by his legal team is to insist that Slager's falsified description of his encounter with Scott -- which is directly contradicted by cell phone video -- wasn't motivated by self-interest or his desire to avoid jail time. Instead, Slager's lawyers argue, those seeming falsehoods are a natural consequence of the pressure the officer was under. "A Swiss cheese memory is a symptom of stress," Slager's lawyers wrote in court papers, "not an indicator of lying."

If it works for the Atty. General, who used the phrase "I do not recall 85 times in his Congressional testimony, it must be legal:

"I will not accept and reject accusations that I have ever lied," Session explained during a November hearing, chalking at least some of his forgetfulness up to the hectic pace of the Trump campaign, "a form of chaos every day from day one." Sessions added that his "story has never changed. I've always told the truth. And I've answered every question to the best of my recollection and I will continue to do so today."

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42784-jeff-sessions-constant-lying-is...

Did the Affluenza Defense set a precedent?

af·flu·en·za
noun
1. a psychological malaise supposedly affecting wealthy young people, symptoms of which include a lack of motivation, feelings of guilt, and a sense of isolation.

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Cali Kush: a bowl a day keeps the doctor away.

detroitmechworks's picture

I start thinking about not safe for the internet comments, I will instead post a clip to a British Comedy sketch which expresses my sentiments in a manner that has been approved by the PTB. Smile

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You can't expect to wield Supreme Military power, just cause some corporate tosser lobbed a contract at you!

The prosecutor who put away Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman provides some sorta insider details on how the DOJ treated the Clinton email investigation versus Trump. As he states, the Clinton DOJ worked hard not to make a case against Clinton.

The Trump Collusion Case Is Not Getting the Clinton Emails Treatment
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453659/mueller-paul-manafort-inves...

As we’ve previously explained, the Justice Department refused to invoke the crime-fraud exception to explore what advice Clinton lawyers gave her information technology contractor before he supposedly took it on himself to delete and destroy her emails.

Furthermore, the Justice Department and the FBI tolerated unlawful arrangements whereby subjects of the investigation were permitted to act as private lawyers in the probe regarding matters in which they had been involved as government officials. Perhaps more astonishingly, subjects of the investigation — such as Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson, who participated directly in the process by which Clinton decided which emails to surrender to the State Department and which to withhold as “private” — were permitted to act as attorneys for the principal subject of the investigation, Clinton herself.

This arrangement was not merely unethical; it would have badly compromised the case if there had been any real intention to prosecute.

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is that they are all, if not evil, seriously corrupted. None in higher levels of govt. today can reasonably be considered good guys or gals. That the seriously wicked and their corrupted followers are fighting among themselves is to be welcomed, not deplored. Think of the damage they could do if they were united.

There may certainly still be lower level appointees and hires who are trying their best to serve the nation and its citizens while clinging to the shreds of their integrity, but we won't see their names in the Lamestream.

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"You can't just leave those who created the problem in charge of the solution."---Tyree Scott

Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal's picture

Though it's hard for me to believe that the NSA still has somebody that high up in its ranks who cares about the country at all. Of course, maybe it wasn't that--maybe it was just loyalty to Trump.

The people commenting in that thread are really great, or they would be if they didn't trust Trump. I imagine a patriotic Republican might have said the same about me in 2008 when I was trusting Obama. I hate watching them make the same mistakes--esp. because that end of the political spectrum is habitually much more sure of their rightness than I ever am.

They get so much right, that part of the right--and then they get so much horribly wrong.
Drop the faith in Trump, and whatever racism might be there, and I could absolutely stand in solidarity with them as regards this corrupt, tyrannical system we live in. It's true that they don't seem to get the fact that private enterprise is also up to its greedy eyeballs in the same corruption, and, in fact, generally sponsors it, but since 2008 that has changed a bit. There are more anti-corporate rightists than there used to be--and even more of them despise Wall St.

But I can't stand with people who accept racism--and I can't stand with a movement that takes a DC politician as its leader, even a Johnny-come-lately. Been there, done that, the T-shirt sucks.

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The part of John Edwards could easily be played by a burnt out light bulb.
--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

SnappleBC's picture

@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal

They get so much right, that part of the right--and then they get so much horribly wrong.
Drop the faith in Trump, and whatever racism might be there, and I could absolutely stand in solidarity with them as regards this corrupt, tyrannical system we live in.

What they get right: Anything to do with the issues/problems/corruption of the other party.

What they get wrong: Anything to do with the issues/problems/corruption of their own party.

What neither know: Gilens & Page.

That is the nature of the current propaganda regime. Saying that they get some of it right but they don't understand Gilens & Page really means they have none of it right.

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A lot of wanderers in the U.S. political desert recognize that all the duopoly has to offer is a choice of mirages. Come, let us trudge towards empty expanse of sand #1, littered with the bleached bones of Deaniacs and Hope and Changers.
-- lotlizard

Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal's picture

@SnappleBC @SnappleBC I think the populist right gets Gilens and Page just fine--it's just that they think Trump is going to take DC by storm and reverse those conditions (drain the swamp). Drain the Swamp is their Hope and Change. I believed the same thing about Obama 9 years ago.

What they get right: their understanding of the corruption and tyranny of the government, and that the republic is dying or dead

What they sometimes get right: their understanding of the role Wall St/big banks play in this

What they occasionally get right: their understanding of the role big multinational corporations play in this

What they often get wrong: driven by their desire to believe in the virtue of the private sector, they place blame on government that belongs to big corporations or banks

What they often get wrong: in the same vein, they maintain the good guy/bad guy opposition between the public and private sectors, when any fool could see that distinction has long collapsed, and that, if anything, the public sector is like a chauffeur. Yeah, he's driving the car, but only where his boss tells him to.

What they very often get wrong: They indulge in racist and xenophobic scapegoating when, again, any fool could see that the majority of African Americans, and almost all new immigrants (especially the Latino south-of-the-border kind they object to most strenuously) have no power whatsoever over the direction of the country. I'm not sure how one could justify this mindless lashing-out at people as helpless as oneself, or more so, but I'm guessing Obama was like a big Christmas present for them as far as providing a vaguely plausible pretext for this violent nonsense (Hey look! A black man became President--and he was awful and betrayed everybody! See--we were right!) [sigh] No. No, you're not.

I say they "very often" get this wrong, not because the violent nonsense is ever right, but because I don't assume every individual on the right subscribes to the violent nonsense. In fact, I bet it would be very difficult to be a conservative who hates racism--just as difficult as it is to be a Democrat who believes in economic justice. But there probably are some out there, and I bet there are just as few places for them to express their beliefs as there are for members of the independent left (or whatever you want to call us).

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The part of John Edwards could easily be played by a burnt out light bulb.
--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal's picture

@SnappleBC I guess what I'm saying is that they know the U.S. government doesn't represent them, or, really, anybody in the bottom 90%. They just believe that can be changed by an election.

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The part of John Edwards could easily be played by a burnt out light bulb.
--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q