Late Night Russiagate Open Thread: Corsi (Claims He) Sings for Mueller

Failed investment specialist Corsi first came to national attention as the scriptwriter for the Swiftboat libels against John Kerry in 2004, and has made himself a nice living since then embroidering conspiracy theories ranging from Obama’s foreign birth to abiogenic petroleum origin (‘dinosaurs cannot turn into oil’). A man whose commitment to the truth is so feeble that Alex Jones’ Infowars fired him is not necessarily a reliabe source, even about his own legal jeopardy. And yet…

The talks with Corsi — an associate of President Trump and GOP operative Roger Stone — could bring Mueller’s team closer to determining whether Trump or his advisers were linked to WikiLeaks’ release of hacked Democratic emails in 2016, a key part of his long-running inquiry.

Corsi provided research on Democratic figures during the campaign to Stone, a longtime Trump adviser. For months, the special counsel has been scrutinizing Stone’s activities in an effort to determine whether he coordinated with WikiLeaks. Stone and WikiLeaks have repeatedly denied any such coordination.

Stone has said that Corsi also has a relationship with Trump, built on their shared interest in the falsehood that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States…

The deal is not yet complete and could still be derailed. Last week, Corsi said his efforts to cooperate with prosecutors had broken down and that he expected to be indicted on a charge of allegedly lying. He described feeling under enormous pressure from Mueller and assured his supporters that he remains supportive of the president.
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Wednesday Morning Open Thread: What I wouldn’t give for a large sock with horse manure in it. …


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Demonstrations!

Move On called for demonstrations tonight against Trump’s appointing Matthew Whitaker acting Attorney General. Here are tweets from some of them. More than I expected, and this is just the warm-up.

 

What’s up in your neck of the woods?

 

 








Nobody Is Above The Law: Mueller Rapid Response Has Been Activated

I’ve received several requests to post this update. If you signed up for the Rapid Response you’ve probably received an email like this:

Earlier today, Donald Trump installed a crony to oversee special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, crossing a red line.1 MoveOn and our allies are activating the Nobody Is Above the Law network meaning there will be actions around the country tomorrow, Thursday, November 8 at 5 p.m. local time (please confirm at the link to your local event below) and we need to see you, your friends, family members, and neighbors there!

By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker as Mueller’s boss overseeing the investigation, Trump has undercut the independence of the investigation. Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation, referred to Mueller’s team as a “lynch mob,” and cannot be allowed to remain in charge of it.This amounts to a direct assault on the independent Mueller probe which has already produced dozens of indictments, guilty pleas, and guilty verdicts.

You’ve RSVP’d to attend a rapid-response event if Trump crossed one of the red lines and interfered with the Mueller investigation—one of hundreds of events nationwide that will show an immediate, massive rejection of Trump’s interference. Now it’s time we come together to act! These events will take place across the country on Thursday, November 8! Most are at 5 pm

Here are the links to find an event in your area:

https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/search/

https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events

https://act.moveon.org

Please be aware, all these links are down at the moment. Looks like they are on overload.








Comic Relief Open Thread: Pwning Yourself in Front of the Whole Internet

On the one hand, I am once again very, very glad that Twitter didn’t exist when I was 20 years old. On the other hand, even then, I had a much better grasp of my own limitations.

Even Jonah ‘Doughy Pantload’ Goldberg got to kick Wohl around — in the National Review, no less!

It’s like Wohl is in his own Choose Your Own Adventure book, and every direction he goes leads him to a room where he has to punch himself in the crotch, while women he never dated point and laugh. No wonder this guy was Gateway Pundit’s ace reporter…