Friday Morning Open Thread: The Way We Live Now

(Worth a try, Madame Speaker!)

Open Thread: Gradually, and Then Suddenly

Like Hemingway’s bankrupt, the Squatter-in-Chief is losing even Fox News:

Which makes the still-to-be-rleased Mueller Report that much more dangerous…

Et tu, Check?

Tuesday Morning Open Thread: Yes to All of This


House Democrats are taking the first steps toward issuing subpoenas for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s entire report, as well as for documents from five former associates of President Donald Trump, setting up potential legal showdowns.

The House Judiciary Committee plans to hold votes on Wednesday to authorize the subpoenas, the panel said Monday in a news release. Three days earlier, Attorney General William Barr said he would provide Congress with a redacted version of Mueller’s report on his investigation into Trump and Russian election meddling by mid-April.

“Congress requires the full and complete Special Counsel report, without redactions, as well as access to the underlying evidence,” Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said in an emailed statement Monday. “Attorney General Barr has thus far indicated he will not meet the April 2 deadline set by myself and five other Committee chairs, and refused to work with us to provide the full report, without redactions, to Congress. The Attorney General should reconsider so that we can work together to ensure the maximum transparency of this important report to both Congress and the American people.”…

GOP Stupidity Open Thread: Botching the Mueller Report Rollout

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Barr Retort Open Thread: The Weight of the Actual Mueller Report

The new ballpark page length came about a week after a senior Justice Department official told reporters that the report was “comprehensive.”

Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, added the description “very substantial” after talking to Mr. Barr on Wednesday, although neither he nor any other member of Congress has seen the report and he declined to give a page count. Andrew Napolitano, a legal analyst for Fox News and a favorite of Mr. Trump, caused a stir on Wednesday when he said multiple times on the air that the report was 700 pages…

[Probably does, including supplementary evidence, I’m guessing.]
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