But I Do Know What To Make of This

March 28, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Y’all, Nunes has to put some hard ridden miles between himself and the Senate Intelligence Committee. Now.

The Washington Post says they now know why Trump panicked last night and starting tweeting about Hillary.

The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a position that is likely to further anger Democrats who have accused Republicans of trying to damage the inquiry.

Trump claims he has presidential communications privilege over Yates’ expected testimony that disagrees sharply with what White House officials are claiming.  Uh, no. Honey, if John Dean can testify against Nixon, Yates can testify against Trump.

So now Nunes canceling the open hearing is starting to make a whole lot of sense.  To crooks.  It makes a lot of sense to crooks.

I gotta tell ya, maybe Nunes can talk water into a boil at twenty paces, but it’s just bubbles. There ain’t nothing there other than bubbles. His explanation of what happened on the grounds of the White House has more twists than a pretzel factory.

I saw that he went on Bill O’Reilly yesterday and said that of course the Democrats want him to step down because “they are afraid of me.”  Honey, your own momma is afraid of you but it’s because you’re dumb, and dumb people do crazy things.  You are only scary because you are dumb crazy and so madly in love with Donald Trump that even Ivanka is jealous.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

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13 Comments to “But I Do Know What To Make of This”

  1. John Jaynes says:

    This all becomes much clearer when you read this post from a Village Voice reporter. This is truly the scariest article I have ever read.

  2. Núñez is either part of the crime or part of the coverup. But that is a fact in a world where facts don’t matter.

  3. two crows says:

    OK, so I have a question. Is there a journalist in the house? Or a lawyer? This question is for either of you:

    Nunes is saying that he won’t disclose the name of the person who contacted him about the supposed documents that he supposedly read in the dark of night in a building on the White House grounds [but most decidedly NOT the west wing of the White House, by gum! you can be sure of THAT!] But he will not disclose his source because privilege.

    I know there are several types of privileged communication but the sort that Nunes is claiming – – – does it actually exist? Does a representative in Congress have that privilege? Or is the protection of a source something that is restricted to journalists and other members of the press?

    Please, somebody, clear this up for me so that I can cease and desist the incessant screaming at my teevee every time some talking head says, “Nunes is refusing to name his source citing privilege,” then going on to the next point as if nothing his happened.

    Thanking you in anticipation . . . .

  4. Two Crows: He may be saying “privileged” but what he means is “classified”. He isn’t dealing with attorney/client or clergy or doctor type of privilege but with information our government has deemed too sensitive for us to see.

    Ever watched The Devil Wears Prada? Andy (Anne Hathaway) tries desperately to tell Miranda (Meryl Streep) that she is about to be axed. Miranda knew all along and made Andy look like a fool. Andy is Nunes and Miranda is Trump. Trump got this “information” to Nunes then made Nunes come running to him just to screw him over.

  5. Can Adam Schiff call the committee to order by himself? When the chairman is clearly obstructing the work of the committee and the Speaker won’t appoint a new chairman (and is therefore contributing to the obstruction), why not continue without them?

  6. Democrats want him to step down because “they are afraid of me.”

    Yes, Democrats are afraid of Nunes because he won’t do his job, either by canceling hearings, or if he does appear he’ll conduct the hearings by skirting the rules. Or breaking the rules.

  7. two crows says:

    @ Nancy:
    I still don’t understand.

    1] If Nunes meant classified, why didn’t he SAY “Classified”? Everyone understands the word “classified” [except, maybe, Devin Nunes?] And then there would be no question.

    But then there’s 2] “Classified” would not allow him to keep the name of his source from his colleagues in the House, right?

    so maybe 3] By using the word “privileged” he can obfuscate enough to keep his own colleagues at bay? He couldn’t fend them off with “Classified” so he tries this instead?

    Which all takes me back to my original point: Surely there’s some actual journalist covering this mess. Someone who understands the parameters of privilege? Why doesn’t someone call him out on his use of the word and show the world that he, just like his emperor, has no clothes? But nooooooo — the talking heads just keep ignoring the word he’s using. It DOES have a definition. They need to invoke it.

    Going back to screaming at my teevee.
    Maybe I would do better to watch Masterpiece or The Great British Baking Show instead — but I can’t seem to tear my eyes away from the train wreck.

  8. Two Crows,
    Do watch Masterpiece or whatever. Our choice, about 8 PM when we can’t stand it any longer, is New Tricks (on Hulu). What’s especially delightful about British TV is that old wrinkled people are still allowed to act and not put out to pasture. There are always villages to be peopled for those delightful mysteries.

  9. L'Angelomisterioso says:

    @Rick#6- People are rightfully “scared” of crazy folks- one never knows what they might do and Nunes was close enough to the crazy that was the tRUMPf campaign to be infected by it.

  10. Nunes is as he was always known – just another damn hack wasting space and oxygen. Seriously! This boy ever had clout or an adoring crowd. A real total back bencher.

  11. charles phillips says:

    John Jaynes; Josh Marshall at TPM posted a series of articles that came to the same conclusion.

    Unless and until the mainstream and mainstreamish media open up that yarn ball, it will die.

  12. Tilphousia says:

    I don’t think Nunes ever made it to the back bench. He probably can’t find any bench. Afraid of that little mental midget? Guess again. You must be removed but Ryan has no backbone or balls and the rest of the rethugs think this will just go away. Well, that’s what Richard Nixon thought! Warming up the crystal ball: I see protests. Millions and millions of protests.