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In The News for Friday, May 31, 2019
Posted May 31 2019 7:28AM

·        The Federalist had a piece on Mueller’s hastily called press conference and points out the problems with his narrative. It clearly goes against what he reiterated several times when questioned by Atty. Gen. Barr and his staff. I strongly suspect that one of the primary reasons for his press conference was to hopefully avoid having to testify in front of Congress where he would be subjected to some potentially embarrassing questions from Republicans about why he ignored the genesis of the Steele dossier financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign. Alan Dershowitz had some less than complimentary things to say about how Mr. Mueller handled himself.

Here is what many find objectionable about Mr. Mueller’s comments:

AG Barr testified under oath otherwise about the DOJ regulation. Barr said that Mueller told him three times it was not the case that the OLC regulation prevented him from bringing charges. I believe Barr, who made this assertion under oath, over Mueller, who does not want to make any statements under oath. 

From Barr: WE ASKED THEM A LOT ABOUT THE REASONING BEHIND THIS AND THE BASIS FOR THIS. SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER STATED THREE TIMES TO US IN THAT MEETING IN RESPONSE TO OUR QUESTIONING THAT HE EMPHATICALLY WAS NOT SAYING THAT BUT FOR THE OLP OPINION HE WOULD HAVE FOUND OBSTRUCTION.  

As a Wyoming rancher said, “While we recognize that the subject did not actually steal any horses, he is obviously guilty of trying to resist being hanged for it.”         

·        Say What? This sure is a surprise. Bernie Sanders: Of Course We’re Going To Increase Your Taxes. Well, Duh!

·        Leon Redbone R.I.P. I’ve been a fan since he first appeared on the scene. One of my favorites, Ain’t Misbehaving. And, Baby It’s Cold Outside.

·        Looks like being a member of Kim Jong Un’s negotiating team might not be the plumb assignment for his advisors. Apparently, the team that misjudged their bargaining position in Hanoi at the last summit have either been executed or sent to hard labor

·        I wonder if the ratings are any indication of how the electorate is stacking up. CNN and MSNBC have seen major declines since the Mueller Report was released. Rachel Maddow, who hitched her wagon to the collusion farce is a distant third to Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson. The claim that she still beats Cuomo Prime Time on CNN is laughable, as Stephen Green said, A guy on YouTube getting hit in the nads over and over with a Nerf bat probably draws more viewers than Chris Cuomo.