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Old 17th May 2017, 11:20 AM   #1
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Breaking: Unusual activity at the Eastern District of Virginia Court

About 18 hours ago, several Twitter reporters, including Claude Taylor, noted that the schedules of several Federal judges in Alexandrea, VA were being cleared or significantly reduced, signalling the possibility of a number of cases being prepared for a hearing.

Broadsword Six, another of those reporters tweeted a few minutes ago that as of 1300 EDT, the Alexandrea courthouse has been closed to the public, with only those with active cases permitted in. Six's sources point out how highly unusual such a move is, given that the courthouse is a public building.

This activity falls within the 72-hour window discussed on Sun-Mon predicting a major move by Federal authorities investigating the Trump campaign and the GOP in relation to their manipulation of the presidential election and possible collusion with Russia.

Developing.
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Old 17th May 2017, 11:28 AM   #2
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This demonstrates where twitter news ultimately lacks. The claim of the courthouse closing would be the easiest thing to confirm first person, either a reporter walking up or a calling the public representative and getting an on the record statement.

Not that it says anything about what is going down, and I make no comment about any other pluses or minuses.
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Old 17th May 2017, 11:34 AM   #3
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That information may be forthcoming as this just happened within the last hour or so.

Related: Many of the cases dropped from the schedule were removed to other courthouses entirely without a change of venue request. Very very rare for that to happen.

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Old 17th May 2017, 11:36 AM   #4
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This story was reported two days ago: https://www.palmerreport.com/politic...p-russia/2855/
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Breaking:

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This story was reported two days ago: https://www.palmerreport.com/politic...p-russia/2855/
Developing.
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Old 17th May 2017, 11:58 AM   #6
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Okay, so broadsword six said he/she confirmed with three people, but people are testing it on twitter and are freely walking into the courthouse.

Can we ignore this group now?
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Old 17th May 2017, 12:16 PM   #7
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I just read through that link, these tweets would then be confirmation that the predicted activity is actually happening.

Albert D (@BigAllDell ) is reporting signs of a similar ramp-up by NY AG Schneiderman.
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Old 17th May 2017, 12:19 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by BobTheCoward View Post
Okay, so broadsword six said he/she confirmed with three people, but people are testing it on twitter and are freely walking into the courthouse.

Can we ignore this group now?
The Maddow crowd.

UGH

For every Limbaugh there's a Maddow.
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Originally Posted by BobTheCoward View Post
Okay, so broadsword six said he/she confirmed with three people, but people are testing it on twitter and are freely walking into the courthouse.

Can we ignore this group now?
Twitter? YES.
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Old 17th May 2017, 12:25 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by BobTheCoward View Post
Okay, so broadsword six said he/she confirmed with three people, but people are testing it on twitter and are freely walking into the courthouse.

Can we ignore this group for now?
Yes- as modified. Time will tell what ultimately happens. But I am allowing myself a small sense of expectation until proven otherwise- it doesn't cost me anything.
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Old 17th May 2017, 12:33 PM   #11
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About 18 hours ago, several Twitter reporters...
CP, I don't think it's so much a matter of how many topics your start, but that you have a tendency to treat the forum like a personal blog.

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The Maddow crowd.

UGH

For every Limbaugh there's a Maddow.
Far as I know, there's only one of each, and there's no comparison.
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Old 17th May 2017, 12:36 PM   #12
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Lots of rumors , nothing verified. A few bits of information have been demonstrably wrong, but nothing has been fully disproven yet. Snopes has a write up on some of the circulating claims:

Has a 'Sealed Indictment' Been Issued Against President Trump?

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While it is understood that the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution means that, until Mr. Trump is impeached, he cannot be prosecuted, sources say that the indictment is intended by the FBI and prosecutors in the Justice Department to form the basis of Mr. Trump’s impeachment. The indictment is, perhaps uniquely, not intended or expected to be used for prosecution, sources say, because of the constitutional position of the President.
I am really very skeptical about the chances of anything big happening.
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Old 17th May 2017, 01:26 PM   #13
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I am really very skeptical about the chances of anything big happening.
We'll only know for sure that something big happened when Trump's minions say it hasn't happened, then Trump tweets to confirm it did happen and complain about it.
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Originally Posted by crescent View Post
Lots of rumors , nothing verified. A few bits of information have been demonstrably wrong, but nothing has been fully disproven yet. Snopes has a write up on some of the circulating claims:

Has a 'Sealed Indictment' Been Issued Against President Trump?

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While it is understood that the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution means that, until Mr. Trump is impeached, he cannot be prosecuted, sources say that the indictment is intended by the FBI and prosecutors in the Justice Department to form the basis of Mr. Trump’s impeachment. The indictment is, perhaps uniquely, not intended or expected to be used for prosecution, sources say, because of the constitutional position of the President.
I am really very skeptical about the chances of anything big happening.
I hate bringing everything back to Nixon but while all of his staff were being prosecuted for various crimes including obstruction Nixon was an unnamed co-conspirator. The courts wouldn't divulge the name of who that co-conspirator was while Nixon was President. He was never charged but it was clear he would be until Ford pardoned him for all crimes during his administration.
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Old 17th May 2017, 02:04 PM   #15
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The problem with instant reporting is that on occasion either the information turns out to be incorrect or the situation changes suddenly and unexpectedly. Earlier reports about the courthouse being closed are apparently incorrect (though may be repeated for some time as more accurate information takes time to filter through the system).

Time will tell.
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Old 17th May 2017, 02:17 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by ChristianProgressive View Post
The problem with instant reporting is that on occasion either the information turns out to be incorrect or the situation changes suddenly and unexpectedly. Earlier reports about the courthouse being closed are apparently incorrect (though may be repeated for some time as more accurate information takes time to filter through the system).

Time will tell.
The best solution is to ignore these people until they present evidence or they go away.
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The problem with instant reporting is that on occasion either the information turns out to be incorrect or the situation changes suddenly and unexpectedly. Earlier reports about the courthouse being closed are apparently incorrect (though may be repeated for some time as more accurate information takes time to filter through the system).

Time will tell.
Is this how "breaking news" works? Just run anything up the flagpole and then wait to see what sticks?

Here's a thought. More waiting and less breaking.
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Here's a thought. More waiting and less breaking.
Yeah, sure, you first.
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Because you've chosen to post an emoji, I have no idea as to your point.

Are you trying to say this isn't how instant media works? Are you saying that media outlets are going to get together and agree to wait on these types of stories? Do you have need of a bridge?

I don't agree with the this cyber-news cycle, but I don't think it's going anywhere.
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Twitter sources reveal.

I lolz'ed
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Twitter sources reveal.

I lolz'ed
Really depends on who's tweeting. I am acquainted with a number of people who hang on a certain executive's every character. Up to 140 of them.
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I hate bringing everything back to Nixon but while all of his staff were being prosecuted for various crimes including obstruction Nixon was an unnamed co-conspirator. The courts wouldn't divulge the name of who that co-conspirator was while Nixon was President. He was never charged but it was clear he would be until Ford pardoned him for all crimes during his administration.

From what various talking heads are saying, it's not certain it's even legally possible to criminally prosecute a sitting president. They'd have to make him the unindited co-conspirator and leave it at that until he leaves office, and only then prosecute him. Of course, if it's a serious thing, he will probably be impeached or thusly forced to resign, and so get to it in a timely manner, defined as over years.
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Yeah, sure, you first.
No way. I have superior judgement and a nose for news.
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No way. I have superior judgement and a nose for news.
Are you mild mannered?
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Are you mild mannered?
Ha!
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The idea that the mainstream media is somehow missing out on real news of bad things happening to President Trump should have your skepticism warning signals flashing red. As should the phrase, "Twitter reporter."
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From what various talking heads are saying, it's not certain it's even legally possible to criminally prosecute a sitting president. They'd have to make him the unindited co-conspirator and leave it at that until he leaves office, and only then prosecute him. Of course, if it's a serious thing, he will probably be impeached or thusly forced to resign, and so get to it in a timely manner, defined as over years.
I don't know if they are right or not. I know you can't sue the President as he has Soverign Immunity. Maybe that covers criminal charges as well. As I said, during the Watergate scandal they were indicting everyone around Nixon and made him the un-indicted co-conspirator. So probably.
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I don't know if they are right or not. I know you can't sue the President as he has Soverign Immunity. Maybe that covers criminal charges as well. As I said, during the Watergate scandal they were indicting everyone around Nixon and made him the un-indicted co-conspirator. So probably.
My understanding is that a president has immunity for his actions as president, not for any of his actions as a private individual outside of his official duties. Yes? Wasn't that established in a case against Clinton? Criminal charges I am not certain of.
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My understanding is that a president has immunity for his actions as president, not for any of his actions as a private individual outside of his official duties. Yes? Wasn't that established in a case against Clinton? Criminal charges I am not certain of.
Clinton was never charged in a court of law for a crime. He faced Impeachment charges
for perjury and obstruction of justice and acquitted by the US Senate.
Cinton was issued contempt of court citation for making misleading statements in a deposition and Clinton settled giving up his right to practice law for a period of time.
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Clinton was never charged in a court of law for a crime. He faced Impeachment charges
for perjury and obstruction of justice and acquitted by the US Senate.
Cinton was issued contempt of court citation for making misleading statements in a deposition and Clinton settled giving up his right to practice law for a period of time.
I believe his point was that Clinton had to face a civil suit while in office, though that suit did not have to do with his official duties.

Of course, criminal charges are a different matter.
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This popped up on my facebook:

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Can't a Grand Jury just have Trump's phone confiscated?
I'm sure it's where he recorded all his conversations on.

But even if it's clean, at the very least he wouldn't be able to make any more stupid Tweets.
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I believe his point was that Clinton had to face a civil suit while in office, though that suit did not have to do with his official duties.

Of course, criminal charges are a different matter.
Keep in mind that the civil suit was for actions that preceded his time as the President.
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Yeah, sure, you first.
I'm pretty sure marplots amply meets this condition.
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Yup, still waiting on those indictments. I wonder how long we will have to wait until we can publicly shamed the believers
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For a minute I thought this might have something to do with the travel ban case, but apparently not.
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Vox has a long article today on the conspiracy theories being pushed by Taylor and Louise Mensch:

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President Donald Trump is about to resign as a result of the Russia scandal. Bernie Sanders and Sean Hannity are Russian agents. The Russians have paid off House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz to the tune of $10 million, using Trump as a go-between. Paul Ryan is a traitor for refusing to investigate Trump’s Russia ties. Libertarian heroine Ayn Rand was a secret Russian agent charged with discrediting the American conservative movement.

These are all claims you can find made on a new and growing sector of the internet that functions as a fake news bubble for liberals, something I’ve dubbed the Russiasphere. The mirror image of Breitbart and InfoWars on the right, it focuses nearly exclusively on real and imagined connections between Trump and Russia. The tone is breathless: full of unnamed intelligence sources, certainty that Trump will soon be imprisoned, and fever dream factual assertions that no reputable media outlet has managed to confirm.
Mensch's website is here; her latest "Exclusive" is Comey's FBI Computer Illegally Accessed; Data Given to Russian Diplomats. Call me just a tad skeptical on that one. Mensch actually wrote an Oped piece in the New York Times two months ago telling Congress how to investigate the Russia-Trump ties.

Taylor, as noted in that article just tweets:

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Claude Taylor is the third core member of the Russia sphere. He’s a DC-area photographer who claims to have worked for three presidential administrations; his role is to provide inside information into the alleged legal cases against the president. He also routinely claims to have advance knowledge what’s happening, even down to the precise number of grand juries impaneled and indictments that are on the way.

These anonymous intelligence community tip-offs lead him to tweet, with certainty, that Trump is finished. His tweets routinely get thousands of retweets.
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I'm pretty sure marplots amply meets this condition.
I'm positive you missed the point.
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It has been a week. is that long enough to call this a farce?
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