Open Thread

What will happen in Virginia on Tuesday? Your guess is as good as mine – if I was confident that fraud was unlikely, I’d figure that Youngkin has it. All trends, polls and increasingly ridiculous actions by the Democrats indicate that Youngkin has the momentum. But, after 2020, none of us are going to be sure in any place Democrats have control over the vote count. At all events, if they manage to cheat to a narrow win, it is still a disaster for them. This should be a walk over for them…Virginia with its massive population of DC people living in Northern Virginia is a Blue State. It isn’t California Blue, but its just a couple steps away from it. And the Democrats are in trouble.

And they are in trouble because at the top of their heap sits a senile old crook who’s staff is made up of idiots. Add to this the complete failure by Democrat Congressional leadership and what we have is a nation spinning out of control into political and economic paralysis. My view is that Biden didn’t get close to 81 million votes in 2020 but even supposing he did, those votes are long gone, now. He’ll keep the partisan Dems on board but all indications are that he’s already lost Independents and absent a complete turn around where things are positively booming in November of 2022, the Democrat party is going to get wiped out everywhere they don’t have total control over. Its why they’re doing things like their absurd redistricting in Illinois which will result in 3 GOP House members in a State Trump got 43% percent in…these are desperate expedients to save as much as they can.

Kinzinger announced his retirement today – it looks like, at most, only 1 or 2 of the GOPer’s who voted to impeach Trump over 1/6 will return to Congress in 2023. Good riddance. They cast their action as a vote against political extremism but that’s only because they’re stupid and corrupt. Whatever 1/6 was, it wasn’t an insurrection. It wasn’t a threat to the Constitutional order. The only person killed was an unarmed protestor, shot by an incompetent cop. The impeachment of Trump over it was a crude and disgusting political ploy and no person of sense or honor could lend it credibility. They did: and now their careers are largely over and they’ll end their days as pathetic “Conservative” punching bags on MSNBC.

Some Conservatives have recently made the startling discovery that we should be gearing our economy so that one person working can support a spouse and kids. Glad to see the guys getting to where I was more than a decade ago.

What destroyed the Bonhomme Richard? It appears that what the ship lacked was sailors. Go ahead and read this article about it – and if you are an old sailor like me, weep. I wasn’t on my ship part of the Damage Control Party but I could have been grabbed at random to fight a fight or fix a leak because I was trained to do so – by actually fighting staged fires in training. I knew how to use the equipment and where it was stored. To this day, I would know exactly where to hit the fire with water or chemical retardants if I was aboard a ship on fire. It astonishes me that this basic sort of training is lacking. And, my goodness, the training, itself, is the most fun you’ll ever have in the Navy! They set steel buildings on fire for you and let you go put it out. For a bunch of 19 and 20 year old kids, it is a blast. But, I guess the kids are busy with other things these days.

One of the things that scares me about cruise ships is the knowledge that hardly any of the crew are sailors who know how to handle a ship in a crisis. I didn’t imagine in my wildest dreams that US naval warships had become heavily armed cruise ships. The report about the Bonhomme Richard shows that the ship wasn’t prepared for disaster and the crew was untrained in how to deal with disaster. It was a war ship! It is supposed to he shot at. It is supposed to experience life and ship threatening disaster…and everyone on board better know how to knock down a fire and plug a leak. The next President simply must clean house – drop all the intersectional pronoun drivel and get our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines back to doing their jobs.

40 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Amazona October 29, 2021 / 9:05 pm

    The only person killed was an unarmed protestor but we have to remember, she was killed by a brave cop who was the only one standing between her and mayhem. As Joy Reid has pointed out, Ashli Babbitt was a trained killer, trained to kill by the United States Air Force. and “who knows how many she would have killed” if not stopped.

    I’ve known a lot of people who were or had been in the Air Force, and not one of them ever let slip the kind or degree of training her or she had received. I never knew that any of them were “trained to kill” much less kill with their bare hands. I have to say, Joy has given me a whole new perspective of the Air Force. Who knew?

    //sarc off

  2. Amazona October 29, 2021 / 9:10 pm

    My view is that Biden didn’t get close to 81 million votes in 2020 but even supposing he did, those votes are long gone, now.

    Within a couple of weeks of the election, when news of the Hunter Biden laptop was finally released by the Complicit Agenda Media, approximately 15% of admitted Biden voters said they would not have voted for him if they had known about it. Since then that number has risen to 25% and that was a while back, so who knows what it might be now.

    And that is without any coverage of his prior forays into corruption, like his work with John Kerry to funnel American funding into countries which were willing to then hand lucrative contracts to a company owned by Hunter Biden and Kerry’s stepson.

    I just hope if Trump does run again he will STFU about the election. He’s worn that out. There’s plenty of new stuff to talk about.

    • Retired Spook October 30, 2021 / 9:44 am

      It’s funny (OK, maybe “funny” is not the right word) to hear the agenda media and the Democrats (sorry for the redundancy) whine about GOP voter suppression by insisting that dead people and people who had moved be purged from the voter rolls, and people be required to show proof that they were who they said they were. In the 2020 election Democrats and Big Tech took voter suppression to a whole new level by depriving voters of valuable information and manipulating the information that they did get. I’d bet, if you were able to get the true data and add it all up, the combination of people who would have voted differently if they’d had the truth (this number, IMO, dwarfs all the other cheating), people voting in more than one state, people voting multiple times, dead people voting, ballot harvesting of people in nursing homes who had no idea who their votes went for, and fake mail-in ballots, the number would be in the millions.

    • jdge1 October 30, 2021 / 12:09 pm

      Though I don’t have much basis for this, I suspect the votes Biden supposedly got was in error by an excess of at least 20%, and that’s likely being generous. There is just no way I can fathom that the person who hid in his basement during most of the campaign season could generate enthusiasm for 80 million votes. In the few attempts he did make to campaign, the number of people who attended was exceeding small, not just compared to Trump’s crowds, but by any measure. There were attempts to downplay this as an intended situation because of COVID, but that claim holds little water. In reality it was a huge embarrassment. When you pair that with Biden’s selected running mate, things look even worse. Harris couldn’t even make it past the first few rounds of debate for the Democrat Presidential nomination. There were numerous reasons for that beside the fact that she is terrible at debating. It wouldn’t take much effort for search for the problems she created as California’s AG. In one such article I found she prevented an organization from buying 5 failing hospitals because they wouldn’t pay her kickback demands. There are significant numbers of people in California that detest her, and for good reason. To date, her performance as VP is so bad there are people withing the Democrat party trying to figure out ways to remove her.

      • Amazona October 31, 2021 / 12:44 pm

        This article is almost a year old and huge amounts of data have been discovered and verified since then.

        Harris is, no doubt about it, turning out to be the worst of many bad decisions made by the Dems. But then every appointment made on the same criteria—checking off a certain number of boxes—-has been as bad. I’m actually enjoying watching her disintegration as the Chosen One of the party, the double-check mark (female and black) hope for holding the White House for ten years. That is, a month or so under two years after replacing Joe followed by two exciting elections guaranteed by the successful election frauds being developed and perfected by the party. They were so giddy about getting this ticket established as president and vice president, and it is entertaining to watch the entire edifice collapse under the weight of its own incompetence and hubris.

        The Left has achieved its successes through stealth, but then the hubris set in and they started doing premature victory laps, alerting the previously snoozing Middle Class to their true sinister agendas.

  3. Cluster October 30, 2021 / 9:51 am

    Some Conservatives have recently made the startling discovery that we should be gearing our economy so that one person working can support a spouse and kids.

    But what about the Life of Julia? Mark, I don’t think you understand how rewarding it is for women to be single moms with universal child care, abortion on demand, and a slave job at corporate America. According to Democrats, women are much better off serving corporate America billionaires than raising their children, c’mon man. //sarc

    The hit job Democrats attempted on the Glenn Youngkin campaign yesterday is a very telling sign that their ideology and fascist world views are going down in flames. It’s time we start to figure out what a post progressive country looks like because it will be a chance to restore our honor and decency. The polls are plummeting, ratings are dropping, crime is skyrocketing, and people are fleeing progressive dominated areas to get away from these mentally retarded people and even the propaganda media won’t be able to save them. Any party that fights for the right to kill unborn children should never have power. Full stop.

    • Amazona October 31, 2021 / 12:56 pm

      The hit job Democrats attempted on the Glenn Youngkin campaign yesterday is another example of the hubris of the Left.

      We have known for years of the False Flag tactics of the Left. Spook has written of watching car loads of people sitting across the street from Tea Party rallies, only emerging when TV camera crews showed up and then mixing into the crowd waving racist placards, getting most of the attention of the complicit media and tainting the entire Tea Party movement.

      More recently we had interviews with Capitol Police on January 4 and 5 in which they talked about being warned that the Trump rally was going to be infiltrated by people pretending to be Trump supporters and trying to instigate violence. (However, it doesn’t look as if those police were warned that many of these agitators for violence would be with the FBI.)

      We’ve seen that alleged attacks on Democrat party headquarters have really been done by Democrats, trying to convince the public that Republicans are as violent as they themselves are.

      But the hilariously clumsy attempt to smear Youngkin was in a class of its own. The Tiki torch thing was just the icing on the cake. The message here, future Lefty activists, is don’t let wannabes sit around smoking weed and coming up with junior high level plans because all they’re gonna do is illustrate the efforts your side is engaging in to try to undermine the Right.

  4. Cluster October 30, 2021 / 9:53 am


  5. Amazona October 31, 2021 / 1:46 pm

    Wayne Allyn Root responded to a request from the NYT for comment on his remarks abut the vaccines, This is part of his response:

    Here are the VAERS numbers: Over 17,000 Americans are reported dead from this vaccine — mostly from strokes, heart attacks and blood clots. Over 800,000 are reported injured, many of them hospitalized (over 83,000), many with life-threatening illness (over 18,000) and many others permanently disabled (over 26,000).

    This information is all publicly available and provided by the CDC. This cannot be called “misleading” by anyone in the media.

    Every drug promoted to the American public is accompanied by warnings of possible adverse side effects, up to and including death. This is necessary for informed consent. The “vaccines” not only do not inform the public of their many possible side effects, they and the government and the media and the celebrity mouthpieces all merely parrot the word “SAFE”

    And BTW we have seen reporting, accompanied by audio recordings, of medical people admitting that they often don’t report adverse side effects to VAERS because of the lengthy and complicated paperwork required to do so.

  6. Amazona November 1, 2021 / 12:36 pm

    Only 42% of those surveyed say that President Joe Biden is “mentally sharp” in an I&I/TIPP poll released on Monday that indicates the perception of his cognitive descent has become widespread among the public.

    ONLY 42% of those surveyed think Biden’s playing with a full deck? You have to wonder just who was surveyed, to find that many people who think he’s not fairly deep into dementia. I guess the next logical question would be “Compared to what?”

    Oh, wait. This might help explain it, also answering the question. (emphasis mine)

    74% of Democrats say Biden is mentally sharp…..

    And there you have it—-74% of Democrats surveyed said that, when compared to themselves, Biden seems pretty sharp. And compared to them, he probably is. After all, they voted for him, proving that they are no more related to reality than he is.

    This also answers the question “Who can possibly approve of the job Biden is doing?”

  7. Amazona November 1, 2021 / 2:57 pm

    Some really interesting information about the problems in the supply chain.

    DeSantis has said Florida is working to solve the problems outlined in this excellent article, not just improving the port areas where the ships dock and are unloaded but the roads in and out of the ports to allow the trucking to move more efficiently.

    Reading this account of the problems of getting shipping containers out of the ports I do wonder why they are not offloaded onto rail cars and then dealt with away from the ports. I see long trains of dozens of shipping containers, stacked two high, all the time out here in Colorado and Wyoming. It seems that it would make sense to develop offloading centers around the country near major highways where trains could deliver these containers so they could be processed, the contents repackaged and reshipped.

    Of course, I am not the head of the national Transportation Department so what do I know?

    • Cluster November 1, 2021 / 5:36 pm

      I think Buttigieg is still trying to figure out how to breast feed

      • Amazona November 1, 2021 / 6:54 pm

        And it can take a while to lose the baby weight

      • Cluster November 2, 2021 / 8:41 am

        LOL. Oh the struggles of male pregnancy!! On another note, the bigotry of low expectations is on full display:

        Philadelphia becomes the first major city to ban cops from making traffic stops for minor violations after data showed 72% were on black drivers

        What more evidence do black people need to convince them that Democrats just don’t think they are very bright lol.

      • Amazona November 2, 2021 / 12:47 pm

        But this is typical of how Dems “think”. It’s not that black people are bad drivers, or that black people don’t care if they get stopped. No, they have gotten out in front of the whine about racist cops by playing the Driving While Black card before anyone even gets a ticket.

  8. Cluster November 2, 2021 / 8:45 am

    Terry McAuliffe identified the problem with education in VA:

    Fifty percent of our students are students of color; 80% of the teachers are white, so what I’m going to do for you — we’ll be the first state in America. If you go teach in Virginia for five years in a high-demand area — that could be geographic, it could be course work — we will pay room, board, tuition, any college, any university or any HBCU [historically Black colleges and universities] here in Virginia.’

    But shouldn’t the teachers have already gone to college?? Asking for a friend.

  9. Cluster November 2, 2021 / 9:08 am

    She’s such a sweet little girl:

    US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau gathered in Glasgow last night for the biggest diplomatic meeting in Britain in 75 years. Outside in Festival Park, Greta Thunberg gave a passionate and foul-mouthed speech, telling demonstrators: ‘Inside Cop, there are just politicians and people in power pretending to take our future seriously… No more blah blah blah, no more whatever the f*** they are doing inside there!’ As heads of Government from around the world discussed what could be done to save the planet from ruin, the Swedish eco activist was also filmed riling up her fellow activists with a chant of: ‘You can shove your climate crisis up your a***’.

    There was a reason why our grandparents taught us that “children should be seen and not heard”. I am thinking the same principle applies to Democrats.

    • Retired Spook November 2, 2021 / 10:33 am

      ‘You can shove your climate crisis up your a***’.

      I don’t mean it in the same context, but I concur.

      • Amazona November 2, 2021 / 12:41 pm

        I had the same reaction.

    • Amazona November 2, 2021 / 12:43 pm

      Isn’t she still a minor child? Who is paying for her to follow politicians around the world and who is acting as her legal guardian on these expensive jaunts?

      Also, what is the carbon footprint of her transportation?

      • Cluster November 2, 2021 / 2:17 pm

        And who is paying for the cell phones and the cell service for all of these Haitian immigrants??? These are good questions that an objective media might actually be curious about.

      • Amazona November 2, 2021 / 5:28 pm

        I know. Clean, well-fed and healthy people arrive as if by magic at or near our southern border to swarm across, and we are told they are desperate and suffering and it is our duty to take them in.

        And we are supposed to ignore the fact that our very own government is paying them once they get here, which makes me suspicious about who is footing the bill for their food and housing and clothing and transportation before they get into camera range in Mexico.

  10. Cluster November 2, 2021 / 9:11 am

    The ugliest black man in America, Colin Kaepernick (whose black family abandoned him and he was raised by white parents), has just equated the NFL combine to the slave trade

    hahahahahahahahahahaha YCMTSU

    • Amazona November 2, 2021 / 1:07 pm

      So is he saying that the poor black people in ghettos have, in just a few generations, squandered the millions of dollars left to them by their slave ancestors, who were paid outrageous amounts of money to work for the white man, accumulating huge mansions and vast wealth?

      So much for reparations. Thanks, Kap, for pointing out that slavery not only meant they were born in the wealthiest and freest nation on earth, a nation that fought and bled for THEIR freedom, but that their heritage was also one of wealth and privilege.

      Either that or Kaepernick is as stupid as he looks, with about as much brainpower as a box of hair—–or what’s left in a box of hair after he raided it.

    • Amazona November 2, 2021 / 1:40 pm

      I’ve always noticed that the only thing about Kaepernick that looks “black” is his hair, which is no doubt why he insists on making it the only thing anyone notices about him.

  11. Amazona November 2, 2021 / 1:29 pm

    Here is another example of the twisted “thinking” of Liberals. This is Justice Breyer, from his opinion on an abortion ruling: emphasis mine

    “Millions of Americans believe that life begins at conception and consequently that an abortion is akin to causing the death of an innocent child; they recoil at the thought of a law that would permit it,” he wrote. “Other millions fear that a law that forbids abortion would condemn many American women to lives that lack dignity, depriving them of equal liberty and leading those with least resources to undergo illegal abortions with the attendant risks of death and suffering.”

    In other words, he is saying that giving birth condemns a woman to a life that “lacks dignity”. (An entire life, by the way, not just the inconvenience of a few weeks or months.) This is such a bizarre perspective of the process of creating a human life, it is impossible to understand it. But it seems to be consistent with the self-absorption and narcissism of the Left to see taking responsibility for ones’ actions and allowing the natural miracle of new life to proceed as Nature intends is somehow a diminishment of whatever passes, on the Left, for “dignity”. As for “depriving them of equal liberty” that also falls into the category of definition of terms. In what way would carrying a child, whose very existence has come about because of your own actions, deprive you of “equal liberty” in any meaningful way? The “liberty” to wear a bikini, or go on Spring Break for one of many years, or something equally superficial, perhaps. But in the truest sense of the word “liberty” it is associated with responsibility, not hedonism or frivolity.

    He also tries to diminish the reality of abortion by weasel-wording the process, saying it is only “akin to causing the death of an innocent child”. “AKIN” and “CAUSING THE DEATH OF” are weasel words, efforts to evade the harsh and brutal reality that is not “akin” to anything, it actually IS “causing the death of” by overt and physical actions often including dismemberment of a child able to feel pain. He might as well have said that Ted Bundy’s acts were “akin to causing the death of” his victims.

    And finally he goes to the Stupid Part of the Left’s arguments—that pathologically selfish females intent on ending human life for their own comfort or convenience will do so, even if it means taking risks with even more “attendant risks of death and suffering” than the always-ignored risks of death and suffering associated with the procedure done legally. And, of course, fully in line with the narcissism of the female intent on killing her child, the “attendant …..death and suffering” of that child are of no interest or value.

    This paragraph is, to the shame of our nation, written in a formal legal opinion on a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States of America, by a justice on that Court who should, at least, represent one of the finest legal minds in the country. Aside from the pap of the legal opinion feelings expressed, the most notable thing about this emoting is the complete lack of responsibility for the pain and suffering of the tiny human brutally killed in the pursuit of some vague and distorted concept of “dignity” and “liberty” excused and supported by it.

    • Amazona November 2, 2021 / 1:55 pm

      When I went back and read the above post after I posted it, it occurred to me that the Stupid Part of Breyer’s opinion is really an example of what passes for thought on the Left: If people are going to do something even if it is against the law, then we should just make it not be against the law. There—-problem solved.”

      You can see this mentality illustrated all the way from legal approval for killing inconvenient children to letting human parasites loot stores, all the way down to not giving tickets for traffic violations.

      If the murder rate in a blue city is embarrassingly high, then just change the definition of murder. There—problem solved.

      If your “check engine” light comes on, just cut the wire to the light. There—problem solved.

      This is why people who “think” like this should never be in charge of anything.

  12. Cluster November 3, 2021 / 9:31 am

    Let’s hope that the Youngkin victory in VA and the resounding defeat of the Minnesota effort to abolish the police department is a death blow to WOKEISM.

    This country simply will not survive if these current woke Democrats are allowed to continue.

    • Amazona November 3, 2021 / 10:50 am

      The problem with places like Minnesota is that they can hire all the cops they want but if the DA won’t prosecute those arrested it won’t matter.

      I think it was yesterday the LA sheriff said that it takes years to develop a good cop, so losing the experienced officers means bringing in rookies with a long and difficult learning curve ahead of them, and further crippling them with a DA’s office that turns arrested criminals loose and refuses to prosecute just means that the problems created by these Dems is a lot deeper than the number of police officers on the roster. They can only be corrected by getting rid of the entire Dem political machine that controls everything in the state.

    • Amazona November 3, 2021 / 12:14 pm

      This country simply will not survive if these current woke Democrats are allowed to continue

      San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Chicago….it looks like Boston is going to be next.

      Michelle Wu was elected as Boston’s next mayor. Ms. Wu, 36, soundly defeated City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George. She has pledged to make Boston a proving ground for progressive policy.

      How many more “proving ground(s) for progressive policy” do we need? “Progressive policy” has never worked, never will work, and all it proves is that there is no limit to the stupidity of some people. Herr Commandant Polis, supreme commander of Colorado, and his legion of Leftist monkeys in the Denver City Council, would love more than anything to follow in the bloody and s**tstained footsteps of the other cities vying to be the next ” proving ground for progressive policy.” but Colorado just isn’t quite blue enough for them to push too hard. But this once-proud city does have its homeless encampments littering the streets, it does have a pile of new restrictive regulations like the requirement to get a license to be able to rent out your house (and have it inspected yearly to qualify)

  13. Amazona November 3, 2021 / 12:51 pm

    Is the FBI turning into a criminal enterprise?

    FBI Spy Video Shows Kyle Rittenhouse Being Chased Down at Kenosha Riot…Which Explains Why You’ve Never Seen It

    For more than a year, prosecutors in the Kyle Rittenhouse case have possessed FBI spy video footage taken by a fixed wing plane flying above the Kenosha riots. Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense attorneys say they only learned of its existence recently. On Tuesday, the public finally got a look at it.

    When a prosecutor withholds exculpatory evidence he or she is usually hit with a contempt citation. This is serious stuff.

    I can’t make head nor tails out of the videos, but experts can. I have always wondered how and why Rittenhouse was ever charged in the first place. Even the videos we saw all along showed him being chased, knocked down, kicked, hit with a skateboard and having a gun pointed at him. Any one of these things usually show intent to harm, justifying self defense.

    Not in an Antifa riot, however, under radical Leftist governance.

  14. Cluster November 3, 2021 / 4:47 pm

    It’s hilarious watching the Democrats in the media try and walk back everything they have been pushing for the last year …

    CRT – what’s that? We’re not teaching that
    Defund the Police – what? we love the police
    Mandates – what mandates?

    But of course Joy Reid is one of the exceptions (as she always is) – Joy thinks this is all because of ………… wait for it …..


    “parents rights” now is code word for “angry white parents” … or is it a dog whistle? I get confused on what is code versus dog whistle lol

    • Amazona November 3, 2021 / 7:27 pm

      You’re right—-it is hysterical to see the denials popping up, the Big Eye of surprise that anyone could ever jump to those conclusions.

      It may have been on Gutfeld! where someone said this is a movement where white people want to be forgiven for things they never did and black people want to be compensated for things that never happened to them.

      When I was growing up successful people were held up as examples to me: If you study hard and work hard you, too, can be a success like that. Now it is upside down—-if you are profoundly stupid and make a point of never learning anything, you too can be a talking head on cable TV.

    • Retired Spook November 3, 2021 / 7:54 pm

      CRT – what’s that? We’re not teaching that

      They’re still teaching it; they’re just not calling it CRT.

  15. Amazona November 3, 2021 / 7:22 pm

    I’ve been hit with a new phishing scam effort—-it is a claim from a legit business, like WalMart or Lowe’s claiming that if I respond to a survey there is a $90 gift certificate, or it says the company has been trying to reach me—–there have been several versions, but when I hover my cursor over the name it is always a address. I always check the return email address, but have come close to opening a couple of these, especially the ones claiming to be from Capital One or Microsoft. I am also getting requests from Microsoft about efforts to access my email account.

    The crooks are getting smarter. I am at the point of thinking that identity theft should be a capital offense—just shoot the bastards and dump them in a sewer.

    • jdge1 November 4, 2021 / 4:17 pm

      Second the motion. The destructiveness of identity theft can strip a lifetime of earnings and saddle unsuspecting victims with sever debt, legal fees, harassment, and more.

  16. Retired Spook November 3, 2021 / 10:37 pm

    The local drive-time talk guy referred to the current administration as the Brandon Administration this afternoon. Too funny!

  17. jdge1 November 4, 2021 / 5:34 pm

    Feds Arrest Primary Steele Dossier Researcher as Part of Durham Investigation

    These things often seem – too little, too late. Still, we must be diligent to expose evil & corruption where we can and acknowledge truth. It is difficult to determine what the fallout will be when things of this nature are finally exposed. It could be anything from a shrug of indifference, to criminal prosecutions and a major political blow, or something in between. There is still hope that this investigation brings about more arrests.

    • Amazona November 4, 2021 / 6:33 pm

      This guy didn’t seem to be on the radar of most of us who had been watching the collusion hoax unravel, so I wonder why he was picked to be one of the first indicted.

      Michael Sussmann, a high-profile cybersecurity lawyer who previously worked for the Clinton campaign…..was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in late September on one charge of lying to federal agents over aspects of a cybersecurity presentation given to the FBI–including whether he was there on behalf of a client and, if so, who exactly he was working for at the time.

      Before that, … Durham secured the conviction of former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith. Clinesmith admitted that he altered an email which was used in a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant application…

      We now know that Danchenko was indicted on five false statements counts. It looks like maybe Durham is starting at the bottom, going after the sources of the bogus claims and citing lying in testimony as the basis for at least some charges. I can’t believe this won’t work its way up to the big guys who actually signed off on bogus claims in warrant applications.

      This has to be making some people very very nervous.

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