Category Archives: Law
Most everybody is either a Democrat or Republican. So it’s hard to find politically pure investigators.
Nine of the fifteen lawyers Robert Mueller hired to investigate Donald Trump made political contributions. A total of $62,043 of those contributions went to Democrats and $2,750 to Republicans according to Politifact.
Crack FBI agent Peter Strzok also referred to Trump as an “idiot” and a “douche.” And he went on to text that a Trump win was highly unlikely. Even so, he claimed an insurance policy was needed in the event of a Trump victory.
Trump won. And Mueller kicked Strock off the investigation.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended the Mueller special investigation against bias charges.
Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass to Jesse James. The pass put the Steelers ahead of the Patriots with half a minute to play.
Except the ball didn’t “survive the ground“. At least that’s how the replay official ruled it. And the Patriots went on to win.
Survive the Ground is a legalistic term NFL officials use to argue endlessly about how many football angels dance on pins.
End of Football
The end of football isn’t coming because of concussions and kneeling. It’s because they hardly play football.
Vox produced this chart in 2015 showing the game is mostly commercials and replays.
FBI honchos Peter Strzok and Lisa Page shared their hate for Trump in hundreds of texts. Nothing wrong with that. Even FBI agents have political gripes.
But these two weren’t just any agents. They were hired by Robert Mueller for his special investigation of Russian collusion in the 2016 election. And Strzok had led the Hillary email investigation
And in a meeting in the office of Deputy Director Andrew McCabe Strzok argued the need for an insurance policy in case Trump were to win the election:
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office – that there’s no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok texted on Aug. 15, 2016. “It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
William McGurn says in the in the WSJ that FBI Director Christopher Wray flipped the bird at Congress. Wray refused to provide information about applications for FISA warrants used to spy on Americans.
Flipped the Bird at Congress
He says it’s classified information. And besides, he’s preparing a report for the Inspector General.
Congress can wait.
The Supreme Court heard a case this week about a baker who refused to make a gay wedding cake.
The Baker, Jack Phillips, says he doesn’t have anything against gay people and would be happy to sell the couple a ready made cake. But by making a special cake he would be participating in the ceremony and that would violate his religious believes.
The Court seems divided.