Friday Open Thread | So….McCabe was Investigating Attorney General White Citizens Council?

Oh really?
Isn’t that interesting?

EXCLUSIVE: Fired FBI official authorized criminal probe of Sessions, sources say

By Mike Levine

Mar 21, 2018, 4:01 PM ET

Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a “lack of candor,” McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress about contacts with Russian operatives, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.

Democratic lawmakers have repeatedly accused Sessions of misleading them in congressional testimony and called on federal authorities to investigate, but McCabe’s previously-unreported decision to actually put the attorney general in the crosshairs of an FBI probe was an exceptional move.

One source told ABC News that Sessions was not aware of the investigation when he decided to fire McCabe last Friday less than 48 hours before McCabe, a former FBI deputy director, was due to retire from government and obtain a full pension, but an attorney representing Sessions declined to confirm that.

Last year, several top Republican and Democratic lawmakers were informed of the probe during a closed-door briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and McCabe, ABC News was told.

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95 Responses to Friday Open Thread | So….McCabe was Investigating Attorney General White Citizens Council?

  1. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Want to send Dreamers back to Mexico? If you met one, you’d probably change your mind”

    Meet Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado in this excellent article!

  2. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Parkland students guest edit Guardian US: Our manifesto to fix America’s gun laws”
    Excerpted headings:
    “Ban semi-automatic weapons that fire high-velocity rounds”
    “Ban accessories that simulate automatic weapons”
    “Establish a database of gun sales and universal background checks”
    “Change privacy laws to allow mental healthcare providers to communicate with law enforcement”
    “Close gun show and secondhand sales loopholes”
    “Allow the CDC to make recommendations for gun reform”

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should be allowed to conduct research on the dangers of gun violence. The fact that they are currently prohibited from doing so undermines the first amendment. It also violates the rights of the American people.

    It is hypocritical to rally people to protect the second amendment, while remaining silent on the ways that blocking research violates one of our most basic constitutional freedoms.

    “Raise the firearm purchase age to 21”
    “Dedicate more funds to mental health research and professionals”
    “Increase funding for school security”

  3. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Published on Mar 22, 2018
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spars with HUD Sec. Ben Carson over his ineffectiveness in preventing housing discrimination.”

  4. eliihass says:

    So my historic FLOTUS is in Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary today… And looks like she’s got some folks who love her almost as much as I do..

  5. rikyrah says:


    WHY does this baby have to fight?

    16-year-old Journey Jamison from the South Side of Chicago won’t be on stage at #MarchForOurLives on Saturday — but she’s fighting tirelessly to save victims of gun violence in her community.

    This is Journey’s incredible story.

    — Mic (@mic) March 23, 2018

  6. rikyrah says:

    BIRMINGHAM — Days after a woman accused U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual impropriety, two Moore supporters approached her attorney with an unusual request.

    They asked lawyer Eddie Sexton to drop the woman as a client and say publicly that he did not believe her. The damaging statement would be given to Breitbart News, then run by former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon.

    In exchange, Sexton said in recent interviews, the men offered to pay him $10,000 and promised to introduce him to Bannon and others in the nation’s capital. Parts of Sexton’s account are supported by recorded phone conversations, text messages and people in whom he confided at the time.

  7. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    JOSHUA KUSHNER, A venture capitalist and the younger brother of White House adviser Jared Kushner, met with Qatari Finance Minister Ali Sharif Al Emadi the same week as his father, Charles Kushner did last April 2017, in an independent effort to discuss potential investments from the Qatari government. Both meetings took place at Al Emadi’s St. Regis Hotel suite in Manhattan.

    • eliihass says:

      Same brother I shared pics of a while back having a clandestine ‘dinner date’ with the now ‘estranged’ 3rd wife of one of of Vlad’s favorite delivery boy yacht-docking oligarchs..

  8. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Hope and Fear: How the Fortunes of Five L.A. Immigrants Have Changed Since Trump Took Office”

    “There’s always that fear that at any time somebody can come knocking and take you away.”

  9. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    ‘March for Our Lives’ Protesters Can Get Free Rides, Food and More This Weekend. Here’s the List

  10. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    These are the faces of the #NeverAgain movement from Parkland, Ferguson, Newtown, and beyond. “,c_limit/_01_KENIDRA_059v3.jpg

  11. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    You can download posters at this link. They were created by various artists in support of the March For Your Lives events tomorrow.

    Here are two examples of what you will find on the page at the above link:

  12. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Published on Mar 23, 2018
    Ahead of the March for Our Lives, we asked students across the US to share their thoughts on school shootings. Over 1600 responded.

  13. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Veterans for Gun Reform It was my duty to finally speak out in a way that would reach a lot of people”

  14. rikyrah says:



    School shooting victim ‘brain dead,’ life support ending
    Associated Press

    GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school is brain dead and is being removed from life support, her mother said Thursday

    Melissa Willey told news reporters Thursday night that her daughter, 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey has “no life left in her.” She said Jaelynn would be removed from life support during the evening.

    The teen was shot Tuesday by 17-year-old Austin Rollins at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County.

    Rollins died after shooting Willey. A school resource officer got there within a minute and fired a shot at Rollins, but it’s not yet clear whether Rollins was killed by the officer’s bullet or took his own life.

    The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday Rollins and the girl had been in a relationship that recently ended.

    “All indications suggest the shooting was not a random act of violence,” police said in a statement.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Trump ‘would like to’ talk to Mueller, as top lawyer out
    Trump says he wants to talk to Mueller as his top Russia lawyer leaves his legal team. A new report says Trump associate Roger Stone had direct contact with a Russian agent during the 2016 presidential campaign. Mieke Eoyang & David Corn join Lawrence O’Donnell.

  16. rikyrah says:

    George Clooney: my letter to the Parkland students

    — The Guardian (@guardian) March 23, 2018

  17. rikyrah says:

    But, her emails…
    Uh huh
    Uh huh

    I can say, without equivocation…that this WOULD NOT be happening in a President Clinton Administration.

    Exclusive: Trump official quietly drops payday loan case, mulls others – sources
    Patrick Rucker

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top cop for U.S. consumer finance has decided not to sue a payday loan collector and is weighing whether to drop cases against three payday lenders, said five people with direct knowledge of the matter.

    The move shows how Mick Mulvaney, named interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) by U.S. President Donald Trump, is putting his mark on an agency conceived to stamp out abusive lending.

    The payday loan cases are among about a dozen that Richard Cordray, the former agency chief, approved for litigation before he resigned in November. Cordray was the first to lead the agency that Congress created in 2010 after the financial crisis.

  18. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Jay-Z’s Trayvon Martin docu-series to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival”

    Jay-Z stated, “We want to make sure that we stand and support and we never forget [that] Trayvon serves as a beacon of light to the people out here, so you guys never have to go through the pain and hurt that these guys went through. His name will sit alongside some of the greats [who] lost their life to push our culture forward—the Martin Luther Kings, the [Gandhis]; that’s the intention that we set, that his name serves as a beacon of light and hope, and pushes us into a better direction.”

    Here is the trailer for the documentary:

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      “The docuseries, ‘Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,’ was produced by Jay-Z, Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Chachi Senior, Michael Gasparro, Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason and Nick Sandow.

  19. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, offered last year to help a Moscow-based lawyer get Russian companies removed from a U.S. sanctions list.

    Broidy made the offer after an inquiry from Andrei Baev, an energy lawyer at Chadbourne & Parke LLP, both men acknowledged in statements to Bloomberg News this week. In a proposal sent to Baev shortly before Trump’s January 2017 inauguration, Broidy sketched out a potential campaign to influence top U.S. officials, according to a person with knowledge of the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity.

  20. rikyrah says:

    I have absolutely no words… Thank you not only for your service but for standing with us as we #MarchForOurLives tomorrow all over the world #VeteransForGunReform #GunControlNow #NeverAgain

    — Emma González (@Emma4Change) March 23, 2018

  21. rikyrah says:

    Trump chaos takes out McMaster, alarms with appointment of Bolton

    Mark Landler, White House correspondent for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump firing his second national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, and replacing him with extreme hawk John Bolton.

  22. rikyrah says:

    Schiff: Bolton likely to exaggerate Trump’s dangerous impulses

    Rep. Adam Schiff, top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, offers his reaction to the news that Donald Trump intends to make John Bolton his new national security adviser.

  23. rikyrah says:

    As legal team withers, Trump adds cable news legal pundits

    As Donald Trump loses his lead Russia lawyer and adds more TV lawyers to his legal team, Rachel Maddow wonders if Trump is preparing a legal defense or a cable news PR campaign.

  24. rikyrah says:

    McFaul on Trump pick Bolton: What he believes in is very scary

    Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, talks with Rachel Maddow about his concerns about Donald Trump’s choice of John Bolton as H.R. McMaster’s replacement as national security adviser.

  25. yahtzeebutterfly says:


    “On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority, and that we end gun violence in our schools and communities.”

    You can find a march near you among the 842 events listed here:

  26. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “‘Dreamers’ fix blocked in Senate”

    A push to pass a bill granting citizenship to immigrants brought into the country illegally as children was blocked in the Senate on Thursday.

    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) — noting that a mammoth funding bill currently being debated by the chamber doesn’t include a fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients — asked for unanimous consent to pass the DREAM Act.

    “We have this 2000 page bill which addresses every subject imaginable, but doesn’t address the looming deadline that we face in America where [we’re] one court decision away from hundreds of thousands of young people being deported,” he said.

  27. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “DACA recipient denied permit to visit dying grandfather in Mexico”

    SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A local dreamer is fighting for a chance to see his dying grandfather in Mexico.

    Luis Tinoco, who was brought to the United States in 1989 when he was five-years-old, received protective status under DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program enacted during the Obama Administration.

    In the past, DACA recipients have been allowed to travel to their country of origin during emergencies if they obtained an “advanced parole” permit from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    On Thursday, Tinoco and his lawyer submitted an application at the UCIS office in Downtown San Diego. But they said it was denied.

  28. Y’all see this?

    #ColinKaepernick “There are bodies in the street & people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      from the article linked in tweet:

      “In exchange for $244,230 of back pay and benefits and $100,000 in legal fees, Tensing resigned and agreed not to file a lawsuit against the university.”

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        I don’t understand how he possibly could have won a lawsuit against the university??!! What was that about?

  29. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we seek.”
    ~Barack Obama×512.jpg

  30. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Good Morning! Wishing you a wonderful Friday! 😊

  31. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone 😄😄😄

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