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Even Fox News Must Admit, IG Report Is Death Of FISA Conspiracy Theories

I can’t put it better than Acyn Torabi on Twitter:
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of Fox News viewers suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.
Turns out the IG Report made public today concludes that the FISA warrants and investigation into the activities of Carter Page were NOT “politically biased” and were instead legitimate investigations (which, by the way, netted 37 indictments from the Trump campaign including Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort and his personal fixer/attorney Michael Cohen, both in jail).

With the #IGReport vindicating the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s treason with Russia, driving a spike through QAnon’s “Deep State” conspiracy theory, it’s a good time to remind everyone the concept of a “Deep State” was propaganda Trump adopted from Turkish dictator Erdoğan.
— Patrick S. Tomlinson (@stealthygeek) December 9, 2019

And the QAnon people are hella disappointed. What about the deeeeep state?

Why Is Matt Gaetz Yelling?

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was rebuked on Monday after he attempted to derail a House Judiciary Committee hearing on impeachment.
As Monday’s hearing was getting underway, Gaetz joined Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the ranking Republicans member, in trying to undermine the proceedings.
“Mr. Chairman!” Republicans clamored as Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) introduced the witness.
“I have a parliamentary enquiry,” Gaetz said.
“I will not recognize a parliamentary enquiry at this time,” Nadler told Gaetz.
Undaunted, Gaetz continued: “Is this when we just hear staff ask questions of other staff?”
The Florida Republican droned on as Nadler gaveled for him to cease.
“The members get dealt out of this whole hearing for the next four hours!” he shouted. “You’re going to try to overturn the result of an election with unelected people.”
“The gentleman will suspend,” Nadler said, raising his voice. “The gentleman will not yell out and will not attempt to disrupt the proceedings.”
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After Months Of Catholic Outcry Over Sexual Abuse Coverup, Buffalo Bishop Allowed To ‘Retire Early’

On Wednesday, Bishop Richard Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo, New York, resigned his position. He had held the position since 2012. This comes after months of calls for Malone to resign amidst the ongoing clergy sexual abuse controversies that continue to envelope the Catholic church. Malone came under fire for his part in the handling of sexual assault and abuse claims made against his fellow clergy, and most recently in recordings released a few months ago where the former Diocese leader seems to talk about covering up a clergy scandal.
In a statement released Wednesday, Malone wrote that, “The crisis our Church is facing relates not only to the immoral and criminal acts of those who committed unconscionable offenses toward the most vulnerable, but also to the failure to regard these violations as grave offenses that warranted the full weight of civil and ecclesiastical justice.” He went on to say that there was lots of work being done but that he had concluded the Diocese of Buffalo would be “better served” by someone new. “As such, I requested of His Holiness Pope Francis that he permit me to retire early, and he agreed to do so.”

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Trump’s New Campaign Strategy: ‘Blatant Antisemitism’

President Donald Trump was accused Sunday of “pushing blatant antisemitism” and repeating his racist use of the word “Pocahontas” during a speech he gave Saturday evening at the annual conference of the Israeli-American Council.
“Trump’s antisemitism and his racism are two sides of the same coin,” said Yonah Lieberman, co-founder of progressive Jewish group IfNotNow.
In the remarks that were widely condemned on social media, Trump said that some people of the Jewish faith in the U.S. “don’t love Israel enough”—a trope he’s used previously.
After being introduced by right-wing megadonor Sheldon Adelson, the president told the audience, “A lot of you are in the real estate business because I know you very well. You’re brutal killers. Not nice people at all. But you have to vote for me. You have no choice. You’re not going to vote for Pocahontas, I can tell you that. You’re not going to vote for the wealth tax. ‘Yeah, let’s take 100 percent of your wealth away.'”

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Devin Nunes Has Even Worse Excuses For Parnas Phone Calls

Devin Nunes is up to his neck in this Ukraine conspiracy and even Fox can’t make him stop pretending that the next lawsuit or excuse or insistence that the world is out to get him, is gonna save him now.
Because Devin Nunes is in a hole and he won’t. stop. digging.
When you have to “explain” why an “indicted Guiliani associate” is on an 8-minute call with your personal, private cell phone, and you decide it would be a great idea to say, no wait, I never “met” the guy (who cares) and besides it wasn’t him, it was HIS WIFE on the phone for 8 minutes calling my personal cell phone.

DEVIN NUNES: I said this yesterday, I went through my records on Friday, okay? Very clearly I got a call from a number that was Parnas’ wife. I remember talking to someone, and I did what I always do which is if I don’t know who they are, you put them to staff, and you let staff work with that person.
But we also checked all of our records. We have no information from Parnas. We have no documents, nothing, we have no e-mails. So there’s nothing that we have in our control from Parnas. But you know who’s working with him if he’s such a bad guy? Adam Schiff is working with him. Adam Schiff and the Democrats are the ones talking to Parnas and his lawyers.

Oh my god Devin. What you’re saying is Parnas is cooperating with the investigation.
Of course he is.
It’s not Nunes’s phone records we’re talking about. It’s Parnas’s. He’s under indictment.

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House Judiciary Committee Impeachment Hearing Live Stream

Via Vox:
In this second hearing, lawmakers will review evidence gathered by the House Intelligence Committee during the first phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. And Democratic lawmakers will also work to build a case that the presidential behavior cataloged in that evidence matches the definitions of impeachable conduct established last week.
The hearing will serve as a prelude to the introduction of articles of impeachment; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi charged top Democrats with drafting those articles last week, and the Judiciary Committee could vote on them as early as Thursday.
Democrats reportedly began working on those articles Saturday, but the final wording and scope is far from set — and that, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler told CNN, is where Monday’s hearing comes in.
“There are possible drafts that various people are writing,” Nadler said Sunday. “But the fact is we’re not going to make any decision as to how broad the articles should be — as to what they contain, what the wording is — until after the hearing tomorrow.”

Trump On Toilets: Projection Or Confession? Inquiring Minds Want To Know!

Have you seen Trump’s toilet interview yet?
“I think he spoke for us all when he talked about the single issue that is most pressing to our great republic at this time. Take a look,” Joe Scarborough said on Morning Joe.

We have a situation where we’re looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms, where you turn the faucet on in areas where there’s tremendous amounts of water, where the water rushes out to sea because you could never handle it, and you don’t get any water. You turn on the faucet and you don’t get any water. They take a shower and water comes dripping out. it’s dripping out very quietly, dripping out. People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times as opposed to once. They end up using more water. So EPA is looking into that very strongly at my suggestion. You go into a new building or a new house or a new home and they have standards, where you can’t get water. You can’t wash your hands, practically, so little water comes out of the faucet. And the end result is you leave the faucet on and it takes you much longer to wash your hands. You end up using the same amount of water. We’re looking very seriously at opening up the standard. There might be some areas where we’ll go the other route. Desert areas. But for the most part, you have many states where they have so much water that it comes down — it’s called rain, that they don’t know what to do with it. So we’ll be opening up that, I believe.

Hilarity ensued.

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