It’s Mueller Time

It’s March Madness in the faculty lounge — and with the current news cycle, this episode is a layup line for Professors Epstein and Yoo. On the agenda: a deep dive into the Mueller Report; a look at the legal ramifications of the college admissions scandal; and a discussion of the Jussie Smollett controversy (one of the profs has a disturbingly deep grasp of the details). Plus, Epstein proposes a deal with the Russians, Yoo takes millennials down a peg, and Senik deals out some Jerry Springer trivia.

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There are 10 comments.

  1. Guruforhire Member

    On Mueller: No honest man takes the job of witchfinder general

    On Impeachment: I think the role of the chief justice in impeachment is a wonderfully undefined area of gentleman’s agreements.

    On Jussie: I don’t really care that he walked with surrendering the bond and community service served, I mind that he didn’t have to acknowledge guilt.

    On Manafort/Stone/etc: If we assigned a witchfinder general for PizzaGate, I am sure we would find the same quantity and caliber of witches, it would also be just as immoral and quasi-illegal as the russiagate stuff. Manafort may be guilty of something, but how he got prosecuted was wrong.

    The ongoing SDNY investigations are also open ended fishing expeditions based upon personal and political animus, and nothing good comes from it.

    The fact that any of this is partisan is the ultimate black pill. Look upon it and know despair, there is no hope, the republic is already over, and this doesn’t get better. There is never going to be a common enough basis to move forward enough to maintain the fundamental legitimacy of our institutions.

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    • March 27, 2019, at 7:45 AM PDT
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  2. RufusRJones Member

    Guruforhire (View Comment):
    Manafort may be guilty of something, but how he got prosecuted was wrong.

    Bingo.

    Guruforhire (View Comment):
    The ongoing SDNY investigations are also open ended fishing expeditions based upon personal and political animus, and nothing good comes from it.

    Discuss. Pretty sad if this is true.

    Guruforhire (View Comment):
    The fact that any of this is partisan is the ultimate black pill. Look upon it and know despair, there is no hope, the republic is already over, and this doesn’t get better. There is never going to be a common enough basis to move forward enough to maintain the fundamental legitimacy of our institutions.

    This is my view.

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    • March 27, 2019, at 7:49 AM PDT
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  3. EJHill Podcaster

    By the way, those Robert Mueller “action figures” are for sale on the Internet. I think they may be available at a discount now.

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    • March 27, 2019, at 8:36 AM PDT
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  4. EtCarter Listener

    It’s never over until the faculty lounge says it’s over.

    • #4
    • March 27, 2019, at 9:20 AM PDT
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  5. EtCarter Listener

    I think Phillip Marlowe woulda taken the case as a prosecutor of a Special Investigation, and, as long as Chandler was writing the story: He would of been straight-up with what he had (or didn’t have) just like Mueller was concluding his job.

    I had moments of frustration along the way, but, I get those during Raymond Chandler books as well. The point is: You get a straight-up job in the end with a Marlowe on the case. (Even when a prosecutor usually ends his cases with lots of people going to the slammer.)

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    • March 27, 2019, at 9:33 AM PDT
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  6. Texmoor Coolidge

    @troysenik Don’t forget to make baseball picks next episode!

    I want to see Richard’s bracket:

    See the source image

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    • March 27, 2019, at 12:21 PM PDT
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  7. Steve Wolsefer Member

    Love the podcast.

    Two things.

    1. We know about Jerry Springer and his hooker checks because they bounced. The checks not the hookers, that I know of.
    2. The bad actors in the FBI and Justice Dept. should go to jail for the same reasons that Jessie Smollett should. They committed crimes and it will deter others in the future.
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    • March 27, 2019, at 2:16 PM PDT
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  8. Blondie Thatcher

    Ricochet is great, but we miss your contributions, @troysenik

    • #8
    • March 27, 2019, at 3:25 PM PDT
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  9. Chris Campion Coolidge

    Kind of hilarious about the obstruction thing. If smashing blackberries and wiping servers clean isn’t obstruction, then literally almost nothing else is.

    The happy takeaway for the schlumps who have to work for a living is that if you have enough money, it doesn’t matter. Kid can’t get into college? No problem. Doing pay-for-play while SecState? No problem.

    Our government is doing a great job at telling us a lot about ourselves.

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    • March 28, 2019, at 5:48 PM PDT
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  10. RufusRJones Member

    Chris Campion (View Comment):

    Kind of hilarious about the obstruction thing. If smashing blackberries and wiping servers clean isn’t obstruction, then literally almost nothing else is.

    The happy takeaway for the schlumps who have to work for a living is that if you have enough money, it doesn’t matter. Kid can’t get into college? No problem. Doing pay-for-play while SecState? No problem.

    Our government is doing a great job at telling us a lot about ourselves.

    Exactly. Everything is like this. And then they wonder why Trump got elected. 

    • #10
    • March 28, 2019, at 5:52 PM PDT
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