Join Jim and Greg as they welcome the partnership among the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Australia that will allow Australia to have nuclear submarines and hopefully pose a deterrent to China in the region.  They’re also glad to see special counsel John Durham is still alive and planning to indict a lawyer in connection with the 2016 effort to allege collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.  And we fume at the FBI once again as Olympic gymnasts explain how the bureau completely dropped the ball on investigating team doctor and serial molester Larry Nassar.

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  1. kedavis Member
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    It might be a different story if the abuse cases were being recorded and tracked etc, accurately, and someone decided they didn’t “rise to the level” of FBI involvement or whatever.  (Although in those cases the reports should have been forwarded to local police agencies or something.)  But if FBI agents were, as we’ve been hearing, MIS-REPORTING/documenting the reports they were receiving, that’s misconduct that should get serious consequences.

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  2. Bishop Wash Member
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    Jim was wondering about Canada and New Zealand being left out of the partnership. He might not know that New Zealand passed a law in 1984 or 1985 prohibiting nuclear weapons or nuclear powered vessels in its ports or territorial waters. I’m sure part of the agreement includes basing rights so if going in you knew that you’d be giving Australia nuclear powered subs, it wouldn’t be productive to invite New Zealand when they won’t let those subs visit. It was such a contentious issue that we kicked New Zealand out of the Five Eyes until 10-15 years ago.

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