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More hilarity in Tony Bobulinski testimony.

First, from the Dems. You said you were really concerned that Joe Biden sat for an hour meeting with you while you were doing business with CEFC.

Would you be concerned if Trump took $$ from CEFC while Commander in Chief?
Tony: That's strictly hypothetical.

Then, an hour later, the GOP comes in to make excuses for Trump taking $$ from CEFC while CinC.

Staffer: That's just a fancy hotel.

Tony: No no. That hypothetical $$ in his pocket was the condo I know he owns. Image
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Feb 17
Just starting the Tony Bobulinski transcript (he blathers on and on which cuts down GOP time).

But this is hilarious.

Here's Tony dancing around being tested for COVID at the White House before he went to the FBI. Image
Then Tony B claims there were 6--sometimes 7!!!--FBI agents in the room (there were not 7 FBI agents in the room)--and all of them got his testimony wrong.
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Feb 16
FINALLY, HJC released the transcript of Scott Brady.

I've read a great many of the so-called impeachment transcripts. This is the most damning, by far -- against Trump and Bill Barr.

This post notes that Scott Brady claimed he had validated the travel of Smirnov.

But when REPUBLICANS asked for more detail, his attorney Andrew Lelling told him not to answer.

This post notes that Scott Brady checked in on ALL the investigations of Ukrainian oligarchs that Rudy had been chasing: Kolomoyskyi, Firtash,

And Hunter Biden.

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Feb 8
Robert Hur wrote a 388 page report about -- BY HIS OWN DESCRIPTION -- a single 8-word utterance.

Here's an example of Hur doing something that the Mueller investigation--supervised for a time by Hur--did not do.

If Mueller had noted every time something shady may have been protected by A-C, it'd have been 1,000 pages long. Image
This is how you write 388 pages about a single 8-word utterance. A year in, we haven't gotten ANY such detail on Walt Nauta, where it's actually relevant. Image
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Feb 3
Bc @jentaub kicked off yet another round of disinformation about Merrick Garland, reupping this post that explains how when people complain that Garland didn't charge the Mueller obstruction, they're doing PR for Bill Barr.

It is PUBLIC that Bill Barr spent 18 months destroying any charges that could have been filed under Biden.

It is PUBLIC that under Barr ongoing investigations into Stone, Manafort, & Erik Prince got shut down, NOT TO MENTION the $10M from Egypt Trump was suspected of getting.
So when you whinge about Garland for the damage that Barr did, you're basically joining into Barr's authoritarian project.
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Jan 31
This is interesting coverage of the Hunter Biden warrants I got unsealed the other day. It is, unlike the Murdoch outlets, accurate. But because SOMEONE delayed the filing of the Attachments A&B, this competent reporter missed the most newsworthy bit.
That newsworthy bit is that David Weiss got a warrant to search Hunter's Apple data for gun crimes **81 days** after indicting for those crimes.

Right wingers should care as much as I do abt that scandal.

But *someone* at the DE courthouse misinformed them.
Here's my post on the four warrants -- which also reveal that David Weiss FIRST OBTAINED Hunter's iCloud data the same day as the Perfect Phone Call revealing Trump was demanding investigations of Hunter Biden was declassified.

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Jan 30
So here's my Tl;dr on the warrants targeting Hunter Biden I got liberated yesterday.

1) Delaware still has not fully complied with Judge Noreika's order. They have not docketed the Attachments A and B that explain the scope of the most curious warrant.

2) David Weiss REALLY IS claiming, in a response that says, "oh sure, we really have been planning on charging the President's son with gun crimes for years," that they didn't think to search his texts for gun crime evidence until 81 days after indicting him.

2a) Huh. That means if they presented any of this evidence from his texts to the grand jury that indicted him just days before the Statutes of Limitation expired, they would have come from an unlawful search.

Stay tuned on that one.
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