Sean

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  1. In case you were wondering - https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/if-rosenstein-is-fired-this-is-who-will-be-in-charge-of-robert-mueller/ If Rosenstein Is Fired, This Is Who Will Be in Charge of Robert Mueller Excerpt - Solicitor General Noel Francisco is next in line if President Donald Trump decides to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. snip Francisco previously clerked for late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia before a couple years in private practice. He later worked on George W. Bush‘s legal team during the controversial Florida recount following the contentious 2000 presidential election. After that, Francisco bounced around the second Bush White House. In 2001, he was appointed as an associate counsel to President Bush under the Office of Counsel to the President. In 2003, Francisco worked in the Department of Justice via the Office of Legal Counsel for the Deputy Assistant Attorney General. snip 2. He’s No Great Fan of Special Counsel Investigations Snip 3. He’s Very Much a Fan of Vast Executive Power
  2. Sean

    Kaven-No?

    The FBI certainly does and should get involved. We're not talking about a random degenerate. Background checks for the Supreme Court are done by the FBI, and revisited if new information arises. If the allegations turn out to be true, we're talking about installing a serial liar and potential perjurer on the Supreme Court.
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    Kaven-No?

    New letter -
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    Kaven-No?

    On Maddow tonight - Avenatti says the witness/victim he represents will come forward ahead of Thursday’s scheduled hearing. He claims multiple other witnesses to back up her claims. He’s a bit of a showboat, but he claims it’s a big deal. We shall see.
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    Prayers and thoughts for the Carolinas.

    “Putty and paint - make it what it ain’t”
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    Kaven-No?

    This is definitely disqualifying - Kavanaugh: I was a virgin through high school and college https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/408172-kavanaugh-i-was-a-virgin-through-high-school-and-college
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    Twitterer in Chief

    We need a repository of classic Pesidential Tweets. I'll start with a couple from today -
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    Kaven-No?

    This might be a first for me, quoting The Federalist - Republicans Have A Simple Choice: Vote To Confirm Kavanaugh Or Get Slaughtered In November The calculus isn't complicated. Republicans can stand up to vile Democrat smears and vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, or they can give in and kiss their congressional majorities goodbye. http://thefederalist.com/2018/09/24/republicans-simple-choice-confirm-kavanaugh-get-wiped-november/
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    Kaven-No?

    Apparently his conscience and sense of decency were buried with Senator McCain.
  10. Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business https://apnews.com/d9e34f23a64947d99e4a7d757012c509 SHANGHAI (AP) On April 6, Ivanka Trump's company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world's second-largest economy. That night, the first daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, sat next to the president of China and his wife for a steak and Dover sole dinner at Mar-a-Lago.
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    Kaven-No?

    “This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats designed to tear down a good man,” said WH spokesperson Kerri Kupex. “This claim is denied by all who were said to be present and is wholly inconsistent with what many women and men who knew Judge Kavanaugh at the time in college say. The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh.”
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    Kaven-No?

    Well, you know, boys will be boys.
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    Kaven-No?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/MichaelAvenatti/status/1044006928416825344
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    Kaven-No?

    Oopsie - https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/senate-democrats-investigate-a-new-allegation-of-sexual-misconduct-from-the-supreme-court-nominee-brett-kavanaughs-college-years-deborah-ramirez Excerpt - As Senate Republicans press for a swift vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. The claim dates to the 1983-84 academic school year, when Kavanaugh was a freshman at Yale University. The offices of at least four Democratic senators have received information about the allegation, and at least two have begun investigating it. Senior Republican staffers also learned of the allegation last week and, in conversations with The New Yorker, expressed concern about its potential impact on Kavanaugh’s nomination. Soon after, Senate Republicans issued renewed calls to accelerate the timing of a committee vote. The Democratic Senate offices reviewing the allegations believe that they merit further investigation. “This is another serious, credible, and disturbing allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. It should be fully investigated,” Senator Mazie Hirono, of Hawaii, said. An aide in one of the other Senate offices added, “These allegations seem credible, and we’re taking them very seriously. If established, they’re clearly disqualifying.”
  15. I got a feeling she’s not a party line GOP voter.
  16. Most people wouldn’t have a problem with a reformed adult man who “gets accused of being a drunken frat boy in college 40 years ago”, but the piece of the story you inexplicably left out makes all the difference. If the Republicans had any sense, they would have thanked him, excused him, and immediately moved on to the next one on the list. There’s no winning scenario here, and they should have realized it. That said, it wouldn’t sit well with Trump. Note that Kavanaugh wasn’t on the list originally. He was added, I assume, because of his views on Presidents being essentially above the law while in office.
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    Kaven-No?

    This is the thing - My Rapist Apologized The Kavanaugh allegations led me to reach out to the man who had assaulted me decades before. SEP 21, 2018 Deborah Copaken Excerpt - But there has been an upside to the Kavanaugh circus and Trump’s presidency. For one, it has galvanized women and the men who love us. For another, like so many rape survivors in this country living through this particular moment in history, having to relive our assaults daily—even hourly—with every new allegation of rape, I have been so brought to my knees by this latest allegation that I, too, was inspired to speak out. Directly. To my rapist. I wrote him a letter, 30 years after the night in question, reminding him of what he’d done and how hard it has been to overcome. And do you know what this man did, less than half an hour later? He called me on the phone and said, “Oh, Deb. Oh my god. I’m so sorry. I had no idea. I’m filled with shame.” We spoke for a long time, maybe 20 minutes. He had no recollection of raping me, just of the party where we’d met. He’d blacked out that night from excessive drinking and soon thereafter entered Alcoholics Anonymous. But that, he said, was no excuse. The fact that he’d done this to me and that I’d been living with the resulting trauma for 30 years was horrifying to him. He was so sorry, he said. He just kept repeating those words, “I’m so sorry,” over and over. Suddenly, 30 years of pain and grief fell out of me. I cried. And I cried. And I kept crying for the next several hours, as I prepared for Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of forgiveness. And then, suddenly, I was cleansed. Reborn. The trauma was gone. All because of a belated apology. My rapist promised to pay it forward, this horrible thing he’d just learned about himself. I have no doubt, judging by the admirable life he’s led, he will. And I will keep my promise to him never to reveal his name. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/copaken-kavanaugh/571042/
  18. You might be thinking of Stephen Miller - this is Jason Miller.
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    Slip Sliding Away

    I checked, it’s not The Onion. It’s the DES MOINES REGISTER https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/iowa-poll/2018/09/22/iowa-poll-hubbell-reynolds-governor-des-moines-register-2018-election-republican-democrat/1381513002/ Iowa Poll: Democrat Fred Hubbell narrowly leads Republican Kim Reynolds in governor's race
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    Kaven-No?

    Game on - Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify before Senate committee next week https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/kavanaugh-accuser-230-pm-saturday-decide-testify/story
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    Kaven-No?

    Garrett Ventry, a press adviser helping lead the Senate Judiciary Committee’s response to a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, “has stepped down amid evidence he was fired from a previous political job in part because of a sexual harassment allegation against him,” NBC News reports.
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    I Took a Shit Again

    My morning crap was a bit disappointing today. Things may improve though, just finished lunch and a 20 oz. cup of coffee.
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    Slip Sliding Away

    Can we have a do-over? https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/407675-clinton-would-beat-trump-in-landslide-in-2016-re-run-says CLINTON WOULD BEAT TRUMP IN LANDSLIDE IN 2016 RE-RUN, SAYS HILL.TV POLL