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It should be no surprise if everyone on Team Swampy gets off without even facing charges voted out of a grand jury, even if FBI agents gave away secrets to a foreign spy. To restore justice, both real and perceived, it is time for Attorney General Barr to think outside the legal swamp. It is time to make a serious case, in public and all the way to the Supreme Court, for a change of venue to a pool of demonstrably fair-minded prospective jurors.

Without this credible threat, the chance of the outside review team, leaked to the New York Times to discredit any negative findings, actually unearthing the wrongdoing of Democrats in career prosecutor disguise will approach nil. The Flynn review will produce little in the way of real justice, that is in severe legal, financial, and career consequences to the team that perpetrated this fraudulent prosecution. The wider review of political prosecutions, together with the Durham legal campaign, will produce so little as to support the DNC, deep state, and TruCon lapdogs’ claim that it has always been noble public servants standing against Orange Man Bad and his Deplorables.

The case to be made is that voter rolls, campaign contributions, and geotagged social media posts, coded for political and social views and intensity, all overwhelmingly show what “everybody knows.” We all understand that the same group of voters who put the radical Democrats into power in Virginia is conflicted out of fairly considering grand jury testimony involving Orange Man Bad. This means every single case that every social media, print, broadcast, and cable forum is demonstrably coding as pro- or con-Trump and his Deplorables.

The Supreme Court needs to have it put squarely, in a DOJ symposium or a Senate Judiciary hearing in the next one to three months. It would be nice if the third branch of government was politically neutral, but no one outside of a few judges’ chambers sees it that way, or Justice Thomas and Justice Kavanaugh would not have been treated as they were, and still are. Were the courts not seen as deeply political, we would be reading the opinions of Justice Bork. Nor are the legislators, presidents, and voters confused or misinformed. Layout the hot button cases and the justices’ votes. Show the reality of the “Greenhouse effect.” Give Roberts the intervention he desperately needs, then offer the way to redemption of the courts’ character through rulings that are seen as fair by “Deplorables.”

Move for a wholesale change of venue for all politically sensitive cases, moving them to populations of prospective grand jurors and trial courts where the voting rolls and patterns of political behavior are “purple,” are right down the middle, showing real willingness to consider both parties, including President Trump. There are such judicial districts and they are not all that hard to find.

Offer to pick up the tab for transportation, food, and lodging for witnesses and subjects of investigation, at standard federal worker rates. After all, this is a matter of the highest national interest, affecting public perception of the entire system’s legitimacy and affecting the actual integrity of our most powerful federal agencies. Moreover, the deep state actors whose actions must be reviewed are already federal employees, so should have little basis for objecting to being perhaps put on TDY for some period of time. We must know who did what to whom and why. Short of a simple tit-for-tat tally of pre-dawn raids, perp walks, and financial ruining of targets, we need to see real results of the reported deep state clean-up campaign that are actually trusted by Obama-Trump voters.

Attorney General Barr and Chief Justice Roberts should be in violent agreement that Americans deserve timely justice, as viewed by voters in swing districts in 2016, lest the next election and the election after that bring out real wrath that imperils our constitutional republic. This is where Attorney General Barr should urge President Trump to weigh in, to put his thumb, armed with briefed facts and published products to link in his tweets and speeches.

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  1. Stad Thatcher

    There are times I wonder if there isn’t an unwritten agreement among the elites – we don’t go after you if you don’t go after us. Knowing any routine, legal action can be deliberately misinterpreted and result in a costly trial even if acquittted, they made this pact for self-protection.

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    • February 17, 2020, at 5:58 AM PST
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  2. Judge Mental Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    There are times I wonder if there isn’t an unwritten agreement among the elites – we don’t go after you if you don’t go after us. Knowing any routine, legal action can be deliberately misinterpreted and result in a costly trial even if acquitted, they made this pact for self-protection.

    I don’t think there’s much to wonder at, it seems a foregone conclusion to me. They all take care of each other because they are all part of the club. The rules are for people who aren’t.

    Let’s not forget it was George W. Bush who put Hunter Biden on the board of Amtrak. Because of his long experience running railroads.

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    • February 17, 2020, at 6:11 AM PST
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  3. Stad Thatcher

    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    Let’s not forget it was George W. Bush who put Hunter Biden on the board of Amtrak. Because of his long experience running railroads.

    No wonder Amtrak is in the shape it is . . .

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    • February 17, 2020, at 6:16 AM PST
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  4. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    Let’s not forget it was George W. Bush who put Hunter Biden on the board of Amtrak. Because of his [dad’s] long experience running [riding] railroads.

    FIFY

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    • February 17, 2020, at 6:40 AM PST
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  5. Judge Mental Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    Let’s not forget it was George W. Bush who put Hunter Biden on the board of Amtrak. Because of his [dad’s] long experience running [riding] railroads.

    FIFY

    That appears to be true.

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    • February 17, 2020, at 6:52 AM PST
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  6. Bob Thompson Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    There are times I wonder if there isn’t an unwritten agreement among the elites – we don’t go after you if you don’t go after us. Knowing any routine, legal action can be deliberately misinterpreted and result in a costly trial even if acquittted, they made this pact for self-protection.

    I think this is currently in play and an important target in question is the Select Senate Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). The result is that President Trump is not able to have his own preferred appointments to the Executive Branch Intelligence Agency political positions. These agencies are the source for any President’s overall intelligence assessments used to assist in policy formulation for national defense as well as foreign affairs and global trade issues. This is unacceptable.

    Something more must be done beyond where we are at present. The Wolfe case is out there. He is not an elected official. I think he should have been charged for what he did and let him talk if that is the result.

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    • February 17, 2020, at 7:34 AM PST
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  7. Valiuth Member
    Valiuth Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Aw little Trumpy sad that a Grand Jury completely exonerated McCabe against the false charges brought against him by a corrupt Trump Justice Department? Now you plan to whine to the Supreme court to let you pick a Grand Jury of MAGA hat wearing red necks? 

    Face it you got nothing, this is just a Partisan WITCH HUNT. Real bad. McCabe was completely innocent. And is being persecuted by 13 Angry Republicans? NOT good.

     

     

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    • February 17, 2020, at 7:55 AM PST
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  8. Bob Thompson Member

    Valiuth (View Comment):

    Aw little Trumpy sad that a Grand Jury completely exonerated McCabe against the false charges brought against him by a corrupt Trump Justice Department? Now you plan to whine to the Supreme court to let you pick a Grand Jury of MAGA hat wearing red necks?

    Face it you got nothing, this is just a Partisan WITCH HUNT. Real bad. McCabe was completely innocent. And is being persecuted by 13 Angry Republicans? NOT good.

    I’m not really sad. I think McCabe has been hit pretty hard already. I don’t like the felony record for lying to these FBI characters anyway. They need to prove wherever they are trying to go whether they run into some lies or not.

     

     

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    • February 17, 2020, at 9:12 AM PST
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  9. The Reticulator Member

    Valiuth (View Comment):

    Aw little Trumpy sad that a Grand Jury completely exonerated McCabe against the false charges brought against him by a corrupt Trump Justice Department? Now you plan to whine to the Supreme court to let you pick a Grand Jury of MAGA hat wearing red necks?

    You betcha. Our whole political system is based on whining, and we’re going to get in on it.

    Face it you got nothing, this is just a Partisan WITCH HUNT. Real bad. McCabe was completely innocent. And is being persecuted by 13 Angry Republicans? NOT good.

     

     

     

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    • February 17, 2020, at 9:13 AM PST
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  10. The Reticulator Member

    Valiuth (View Comment):
    Face it you got nothing, this is just a Partisan WITCH HUNT. Real bad. McCabe was completely innocent. And is being persecuted by 13 Angry Republicans? NOT good.

    Oh, is the poor wittle Valiuth whining over a nasty witch hunt? Wanna borrow a handkerchief?

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    • February 17, 2020, at 9:14 AM PST
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  11. Bob Thompson Member

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Valiuth (View Comment):
    Face it you got nothing, this is just a Partisan WITCH HUNT. Real bad. McCabe was completely innocent. And is being persecuted by 13 Angry Republicans? NOT good.

    Oh, is the poor wittle Valiuth whining over a nasty witch hunt? Wanna borrow a handkerchief?

    Maybe Durham will do his thing in Connecticut, not MAGA country but a chance for a fair trial.

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    • February 17, 2020, at 9:20 AM PST
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  12. Bob Thompson Member

    Valiuth (View Comment):

    Aw little Trumpy sad that a Grand Jury completely exonerated McCabe against the false charges brought against him by a corrupt Trump Justice Department? Now you plan to whine to the Supreme court to let you pick a Grand Jury of MAGA hat wearing red necks?

    Face it you got nothing, this is just a Partisan WITCH HUNT. Real bad. McCabe was completely innocent. And is being persecuted by 13 Angry Republicans? NOT good.

    Here’s how we can tell we are on the right side of these issues:

    Michael Avenatti

    Eric Ciaramella

    Kevin Clinesmith

    Andrew McCabe – fired

    James Comey – fired

    Peter Strzok – fired

     

     

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    • February 17, 2020, at 9:26 AM PST
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  13. Mike Rapkoch Moderator

    Moderator Note:

    Please ease up on the sarcasm directed at fellow members before the personal attacks get out of control.

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    • February 17, 2020, at 11:57 AM PST
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  14. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Valiuth (View Comment):

    Aw little Trumpy sad that a Grand Jury completely exonerated McCabe against the false charges brought against him by a corrupt Trump Justice Department? Now you plan to whine to the Supreme court to let you pick a Grand Jury of MAGA hat wearing red necks?

    Face it you got nothing, this is just a Partisan WITCH HUNT. Real bad. McCabe was completely innocent. And is being persecuted by 13 Angry Republicans? NOT good.

    I assume this is satire.

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    • February 17, 2020, at 1:09 PM PST
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  15. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    I am not convinced of Chief Justice Roberts’ impartiality. He seems to be concerned with the political status of the Court and not the Constitutional reality of its responsibilities. The Obama care decision was one. His unwillingness to read Rand Paul’s question is another. Of course, Scalia commented that if the Court persisted in acting like politicians they could expect to be treated that way.

    On the topic of venue, it is amusing to see how CNN chose to smear a kid from Kentucky. The other defendants must be ruing the day they chose to follow suit. They can say what they wish about Republicans in DC, knowing no jury will hold them to account.

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    • February 17, 2020, at 1:15 PM PST
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  16. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    I am not convinced of Chief Justice Roberts’ impartiality. He seems to be concerned with the political status of the Court and not the Constitutional reality of its responsibilities. The Obama care decision was one. His unwillingness to read Rand Paul’s question is another. Of course, Scalia commented that if the Court persisted in acting like politicians they could expect to be treated that way.

    On the topic of venue, it is amusing to see how CNN chose to smear a kid from Kentucky. The other defendants must be ruing the day they chose to follow suit. They can say what they wish about Republicans in DC, knowing no jury will hold them to account.

    Hence my claim that the bias and path to redemption of the court’s reputation must be put plainly.

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    • February 17, 2020, at 1:31 PM PST
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