Share good ideas and conversation.   Login, Join Us, or Take a Tour!
comment by kleinbl00
kleinbl00  ·  323 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rudi Giuliani's unforced error

    Maybe they are trying to tell Cohen what to say before he says something worse.

MAYBE? "Let's pardon Scooter Libby for some reason?"

That said, Cohen pled the 5th. New York's Attorney General has recorded conversations.

Just last night my wife and I were discussing the Tyuratam explosion in relation to something within her professional sphere. I pointed out that we had satellite photos of a rocket on a pad, and then a few months later we had satellite photos of no rocket and no pad, but it was decades before we knew how bad it was. We didn't know about devil's venom or 100 dead or any of that shit. It was just "missile-notmissile" and a bunch of rumors.

I feel that what we've seen of this whole White Rabbit adventure is missile/notmissile and that ten, fifteen years from now we'll see the suppressed newsreels with the burning bodies.

am_Unition  ·  323 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't think it's going to take ten to fifteen years, if the current pace of breaking news is any indicator. Like how the feds tapped Cohen's phone and intercepted a call from Trump before they conducted that raid.

edit: Yikes, NBC got the story wrong. They didn't have a wiretap, but they did have a call log. I'm not sure why it's a huge deal that they intercepted a call from the White House, then. Of course Trump would want to talk to Cohen.

b_b  ·  323 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm not so sure that there corrected version is correct. Preet Bharara mentioned in his show recently how unusual it is to simultaneously raid one's home, office, and hotel room. He said in his vast experience as a prosecutor, the only time they did that was when they had immediate actionable intelligence that led them to believe time was critically important (and of course a judge has to agree with that assessment). In his experience, this almost always came from direct monitoring of conversations, since there's no other way to get that sort of temporal information.

bfv  ·  323 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Just last night my wife and I were discussing the Tyuratam explosion in relation to something within her professional sphere.


kleinbl00  ·  323 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There's a birth center nearby that does not interact with the greater community. They posted recently on one of the closed Facebook groups about persecution by the Department of Health. Previously I had remarked that it was like that time after Sweden's radiation detectors went off but before Dan Rather went to Kiev.

In discussion I realized that it's no longer necessarily an emergent situation but it is eerie how all my comparisons here involve the Soviets. I mean, they don't interact with the greater community unless the State forces a review (which they have twice in the past two years).