Attorney-client Privileged Communications

The DOJ Southern District of New York got the FBI to raid attorney Michael Cohen’s office and home to seize evidence in a case involving Donald J. Trump.  They compelled Cohen to answer questions about Trump’s affairs.  They rationalized this violation of attorney-client privilege as allowed under law because they were investigating an alleged fraud in which they believed the lawyer conspired with the client to commit a crime.  In that case the crime was a tenuous predicate, since they were guessing without other evidence that the hush money paid to the porn star somehow violated federal election and campaign funding law.

Months later, Michael Cohen rolled out a tell-all memoir that purports to dish dirt on the client.

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Opposition Party

The Party of ‘No.’

In the U.S. Senate, of all the “no” votes that have ever been cast in opposition to a judicial nominee, in all of American history, over half have been cast in opposition to judicial candidates nominated by President Trump.

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We had another minor conservative victory delivered by President Trump.   He signed a new Executive Order.  Here is an excerpt:

Employers adopting skills- and competency-based hiring recognize that an over-reliance on college degrees excludes capable candidates and undermines labor-market efficiencies.... [Read More]


Trump rewards TheFederalist with an interview

President Trump helps his friends.  He allowed Ben Domenich to interview him in the Oval Office.  This is a plum for

I have been following ever since they started, because Mollie.   They posted a fair share of NeverTrump stuff mixed in with solid conservative posts.  Most of their posts are opinion posts, but many of them contain real information that you will not learn from Fake News Media.... [Read More]


Big Pep Rally

Hey,  Ms. EThompson, hurry to sign up for a great gig; the GOP Convention is partially moving to Jacksonville.   You can have a great time as a marshal or docent to help put on the show.   You can help be a screener; we will put you at an entry door and you can take the temperatures of everyone who enters; anyone who fails your test will be directed to that little room for processing.

Of course, the GOP Convention is only partially moving.  The Floor Committees and the preliminary business sessions are still going to happen in Charlotte.   But the big show is headed to sunny Florida.... [Read More]


Wow Mollie

Mollie wrote a column.  In it she scolded Mitch McConnell for “limp” response to the Russia Collusion Hoax.

She tweeted a link to her column.   President Trump re-tweeted four of Mollie’s tweets this morning.  Then this was his fifth re-tweet of a Mollie tweet:... [Read More]


Dangerous Pattern of Swamp-draining

Pelosi said that the firing shows that Trump has “accelerated his dangerous pattern of retaliation” against public servants investigating his administration.

Speaker Pelosi was commenting on President Trump’s firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick.... [Read More]


Rosneft dodge

It is always dodgy with the Russians, right?

Russian petroleum giant Rosneft just announced that they sold their interests and stakes in Venezuela.  They want to dodge U.S. sanctions.  Who did they sell to?  They ain’t saying.... [Read More]


Associated Press falsely fact-checks Trump

A.P. FACT CHECK: Trump Falsely Says Ventilators Coming “Fast”

That headline is currently featured at the Google News aggregator. The lying liars at Associated Press are saying that Trump is lying. The only evidence they give amounts to them guessing that, when the new ventilators start arriving, then the Associated Press will judge that the amount of elapsed time, whatever it is, will not qualify as “fast.” ... [Read More]


Strategic Reserve

Way to go, President Trump.

“We’re going to fill it right up to the top, saving the American taxpayer billions and billions of dollars, helping our oil industry and making us even further toward that wonderful goal, which we achieved, which nobody thought was possible, of energy independence,” Trump said during remarks Friday in the Rose Garden outlining the White House’s response to the coronavirus.... [Read More]


Fear Potion Number 19

Corona Virus Disease 19 (CoViD 19) is the word of the day, 24-7, and will be for so long as it seems useful to Talking Snake Media as a hook on which to hang criticism of Team Trump.

Team Trump is reacting really well. President Trump ordered restrictions in the very early days that helped to slow transmission. That bought us some badly needed time. And, he is playing the science card as well as possible. This is of course a controversial assertion. Media, Democrats and other Leftists say that Trump is “anti-science,” but that is just an empty slogan without any basis in truth.... [Read More]


Sirajuddin Haqqani

Team Trump is negotiating with the Taliban. Y’all may consider me to be a hawk, but I do not object to negotiations, and I do not have a reason to oppose a draw-down of American troops in Afghanistan. A majority of the recently-active Ratburghers have told me that they favor a complete withdrawal, and I am on record as opposing that rash proposal. There is no need to review that here, but I cannot control where y’all want to go in the comments.

Rather, this particular post is aimed at the New York Times. They published an op-ed from a terrorist. He may be a representative of the Taliban, but in this instance he is a fugitive terrorist on the FBI’s international wanted list for killing Americans.... [Read More]


Nigel F looking on the sunny side

Newsweek (yes, they still exist) has a guest editorial from Nigel Farage.  The bulk of the column is a review of President Trump’s State of the Union address, seemingly aimed at British readers.

Of interest to Ratburghers, here is the conclusion:... [Read More]