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  1. Sounds reasonable to me. I’m waiting. The way I look at it if these things are true and not dealt with the meaning of this country is no longer.

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  2. Bob Thompson:
    Sounds reasonable to me. I’m waiting. The way I look at it if these things are true and not dealt with the meaning of this country is no longer.

    Need some punctuation in that…

    The way I look at it, if these things are true and not dealt with, the meaning of this country is no longer.

    Finally, we are going to have a historical look at what caused the swamp to need draining….

    …. at least I hope so.

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  3. This is bluster from DC back benchers. Nobody is going to face discipline from the Bar Association. Nobody is going to face the prospect of jail. They will be allowed to resign, lose their government pension (maybe), and go to work for big law firms. There they will wait for a Dem not named Tulsi to win in 2020 and come back in as a political appointee. You guys are mistaken if you think the swamp is going to allow itself to be drained.

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    Bob Thompson:
    Sounds reasonable to me. I’m waiting. The way I look at it if these things are true and not dealt with the meaning of this country is no longer.

    For Hyp.

    translated into English by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (“Retribution”, Poetic Aphorisms, 1846):[11]

    Though the mills of God grind slowly; Yet they grind exceeding small;
    Though with patience He stands waiting, With exactness grinds He all.

     

     

    Thanks for this, Soxy.  But,

    what do I think?

    I think we’ve been hearing this from these two for two long years now.  Every night and twice on Sundays.

    Heres what I’m afraid will be in this report, IF it comes out during our lifetimes:  a list of,ah, “irregular” actions  by the officials involved, followed by a conclusion that nonetheless, there was no deliberate wrongdoing, and no indictments are recommended.  And Barr will quickly (maybe even in advance of the release!) announce, as he did with Comey, that he won’t be seeking any indictments because that would just appear “petty and vindictive”.

    i HOPE Victoria and Joe are right this time, both about imminent disclosure of the FISA investigation AND about its “explosive” nature.  There’s always hope!  But I’m with Pope on this one:

    ”Hope springs eternal in the human breast:/ Man never is, but always to be, blest!”

    —from An Essay on Man

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  5. Robert A. McReynolds:
    This is bluster from DC back benchers. Nobody is going to face discipline from the Bar Association. Nobody is going to face the prospect of jail. They will be allowed to resign, lose their government pension (maybe), and go to work for big law firms. There they will wait for a Dem not named Tulsi to win in 2020 and come back in as a political appointee. You guys are mistaken if you think the swamp is going to allow itself to be drained.

    You make it easy to win. One person only has to face repercussions and you are wrong, Robert. Sometimes even pessimists have good days so you better watch out.

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  6. Hypatia:

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    Bob Thompson:
    Sounds reasonable to me. I’m waiting. The way I look at it if these things are true and not dealt with the meaning of this country is no longer.

    For Hyp.

    translated into English by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (“Retribution”, Poetic Aphorisms, 1846):[11]

    Though the mills of God grind slowly; Yet they grind exceeding small;
    Though with patience He stands waiting, With exactness grinds He all.

     

     

    Thanks for this, Soxy.  But,

    what do I think?

    I think we’ve been hearing this from these two for two long years now.  Every night and twice on Sundays.

    Heres what I’m afraid will be in this report, IF it comes out during our lifetimes:  a list of,ah, “irregular” actions  by the officials involved, followed by a conclusion that nonetheless, there was no deliberate wrongdoing, and no indictments are recommended.  And Barr will quickly (maybe even in advance of the release!) announce, as he did with Comey, that he won’t be seeking any indictments because that would just appear “petty and vindictive”.

    i HOPE Victoria and Joe are right this time, both about imminent disclosure of the FISA investigation AND about its “explosive” nature.  There’s always hope!  But I’m with Pope on this one:

    ”Hope springs eternal in the human breast:/ Man never is, but always to be, blest!”

    —from An Essay on Man

    At this point my expectations are so low. I’ll be happy with the report finally coming out.

    I do believe these people still have good connections in the Justice Department but we will see.

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    Robert A. McReynolds:
    This is bluster from DC back benchers. Nobody is going to face discipline from the Bar Association. Nobody is going to face the prospect of jail. They will be allowed to resign, lose their government pension (maybe), and go to work for big law firms. There they will wait for a Dem not named Tulsi to win in 2020 and come back in as a political appointee. You guys are mistaken if you think the swamp is going to allow itself to be drained.

    You make it easy to win. One person only has to face repercussions and you are wrong, Robert. Sometimes even pessimists have good days so you better watch out.

    I know little about how the legal profession works but aren’t most of those who would be subject in this case to action by state associations licensed in Va, DC, Md, NJ, NY,Ma, Ca? I don’t suspect much from bar associations in those states.

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    Robert A. McReynolds:
    This is bluster from DC back benchers. Nobody is going to face discipline from the Bar Association. Nobody is going to face the prospect of jail. They will be allowed to resign, lose their government pension (maybe), and go to work for big law firms. There they will wait for a Dem not named Tulsi to win in 2020 and come back in as a political appointee. You guys are mistaken if you think the swamp is going to allow itself to be drained.

    You make it easy to win. One person only has to face repercussions and you are wrong, Robert. Sometimes even pessimists have good days so you better watch out.

    Okay, you bring me the name of who was indicted and I will cede defeat.

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  9. Bob Thompson:

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    Robert A. McReynolds:
    This is bluster from DC back benchers. Nobody is going to face discipline from the Bar Association. Nobody is going to face the prospect of jail. They will be allowed to resign, lose their government pension (maybe), and go to work for big law firms. There they will wait for a Dem not named Tulsi to win in 2020 and come back in as a political appointee. You guys are mistaken if you think the swamp is going to allow itself to be drained.

    You make it easy to win. One person only has to face repercussions and you are wrong, Robert. Sometimes even pessimists have good days so you better watch out.

    I know little about how the legal profession works but aren’t most of those who would be subject in this case to action by state associations licensed in Va, DC, Md, NJ, NY,Ma, Ca? I don’t suspect much from bar associations in those states.

    Not necessarily. To practice at the federal level one only needs to be licensed. It doesn’t matter from what jurisdiction.

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  10. Robert A. McReynolds:

    Bob Thompson:

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    Robert A. McReynolds:
    This is bluster from DC back benchers. Nobody is going to face discipline from the Bar Association. Nobody is going to face the prospect of jail. They will be allowed to resign, lose their government pension (maybe), and go to work for big law firms. There they will wait for a Dem not named Tulsi to win in 2020 and come back in as a political appointee. You guys are mistaken if you think the swamp is going to allow itself to be drained.

    You make it easy to win. One person only has to face repercussions and you are wrong, Robert. Sometimes even pessimists have good days so you better watch out.

    I know little about how the legal profession works but aren’t most of those who would be subject in this case to action by state associations licensed in Va, DC, Md, NJ, NY,Ma, Ca? I don’t suspect much from bar associations in those states.

    Not necessarily. To practice at the federal level one only needs to be licensed. It doesn’t matter from what jurisdiction.

    Is it common for lawyers in private practice to practice only federal law in federal courts?

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