“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Trump Ally Detained by FBI at Airport. Ted Malloch Issued Mueller Subpoena

FBI questions Ted Malloch, Trump campaign figure and Farage ally

American once touted as possible ambassador to EU tells of being detained at Boston airport and subpoenaed by Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia inquiry

American once touted as possible ambassador to EU tells of being detained at Boston airport and subpoenaed by Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia inquiry

A controversial London-based academic with close ties to Nigel Farage has been detained by the FBI upon arrival in the US and issued a subpoena to testify before Robert Mueller, the special counsel who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

Ted Malloch, an American touted last year as a possible candidate to serve as US ambassador to the EU, said he was interrogated by the FBI at Boston’s Logan airport on Wednesday following a flight from London and questioned about his involvement in the Trump campaign.

In a statement sent to the Guardian, Malloch, who described himself as a policy wonk and defender of Trump, said the FBI also asked him about his relationship with Roger Stone, the Republican strategist, and whether he had ever visited the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has resided for nearly six years.

In a detailed statement about the experience, which he described as bewildering and intimidating at times, Malloch said the federal agents who stopped him and separated him from his wife “seemed to know everything about me” and warned him that lying to the FBI was a felony. In the statement Malloch denied having any Russia contacts.

Malloch said he had agreed with the special counsel’s office that he would appear before Mueller’s grand jury in Washington DC on 13 April.

Malloch became a source of controversy in 2016 when he was floated in media reports as a possible US ambassador to the EU, following an aggressive campaign in which, according to several reports at the time, he promoted himself as a strong candidate. European officials, alarmed by the possible pick and his lack of diplomatic credentials, openly criticised Malloch, particularly after he compared the EU to the Soviet Union. 

Malloch’s campaign for the diplomatic post came to an end after a report in the Financial Times detailed several apparently misleading claims made in Malloch’s autobiography, including that he was a fellow at Wolfson and Pembroke colleges at Oxford, that he had once been called a “genius” by Margaret Thatcher, and that he was the “first” to coin the phrase “thought leadership”.

Mueller’s probe into whether or not the Trump campaign received assistance from Russia during the 2016 election campaign is examining various issues, including Donald Trump’s business empire and its possible ties to Russia.

The special counsel is also examining the 2016 release by Wikileaks of damaging emails that were stolen – allegedly by Russian hackers – from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Roger Stone, a strong champion of Trump, appeared to have some advance warning that Wikileaks had the emails before they were published, according to tweets he sent at the time.
Stone, who has known Trump since the late 1980s, acknowledged having communications with Assange through an intermediary. He later claimed the middleman was a journalist named Randy Credico, but Credico vigorously denied the allegation.

Malloch is ideologically close to Farage, the former Ukip leader who is also close to Trump and his former White House strategist Steve Bannon. Malloch has appeared on Farage’s radio show and the pair have been seen together in Brussels.
News of Malloch’s detention by the FBI and subpoena was first reported by the far-right conspiracy theory website InfoWars after the controversial contributor Jerome Corsi said an alarmed Malloch had called him during the FBI interview.
Malloch said in a statement on Thursday – after he was released – that his role on the Trump campaign was informal and unpaid, that he had only met with Stone on three occasions and never alone, and that he knew nothing about Wikileaks and had never visited the Ecuadorian embassy.

He said the agents confiscated his mobile phone and told him it would be taken to Washington DC for a “full assessment”.

“I was unfazed and very dubious about why they thought I knew anything,” he said. He also suggested in the statement that prosecutors could have read a not yet published book that alleged a conspiracy was underway to undermine Trump’s presidency, a book he said clearly troubled the “deep state”.

“I did … find it objectionable to treat me the way they had, as I was entering my home country, where I am a citizen,” Malloch said. “They did not need to use such tactics or intimidation. I was a US patriot and would do anything and everything to assist the government and I had no information that I believed was relevant.”


  1. Mueller really is a piece of shit.


  2. .

    They didn't break down the plane's door to get at his phone.


  3. Trump needs to fire that son-of-a-bitch Jeff Sessions.

    1. Dershowitz was asked what he thinks should happen now. Should Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein curtail the investigation?
      “I think Rod Rosenstein needs to say to the special counsel, ‘Do not investigate the private finances of the president before he became president; do not investigate his relatives; do not investigate his sex life.’
      Don’t do – to President Trump – what Ken Starr did to President Clinton,” said Dershowitz .

  4. Dershowitz On Special Counsel: The Investigation Should End

    "That's What They Did In The Soviet Union, 'Show Me The Man, And I'll Find You The Crime'"

    1. .

      Alan Dershowitz, defense attorney, the man who helped get OJ off, tv commentator, great American hero.



  5. Magoo could put an end to about 3/4ths of what Mueller is up to -

    ANALYSIS: Constitution Compels Sessions Dismiss Mueller From Non-Campaign Cases
    by Robert Barnes | 7:31 am, March 28th, 2018

    Paul Manafort‘s legal team brought a motion to dismiss on Tuesday, noting that Rosenstein could not appoint Mueller to any investigation outside the scope of the 2016 campaign since Sessions did not recuse himself for anything outside the campaign. I agree with this take on Mueller’s authority. If we follow that argument that would mean Sessions himself has exclusive authority to appoint a special counsel for non-collusion charges, and Sessions has taken no such action. Sessions himself should make that clear to Mueller, rather than await court resolution. Doing so would remove three of the four areas of inquiry from Mueller’s requested interview with President Trump.

    Sessions formally notifying Mueller that he does not have authority to act outside of campaign-related cases and cases related to obstruction of Mueller’s investigation would be doing what the Constitution compels: enforcing the Appointments Clause of the Constitution. Additionally, Sessions notifying Mueller that he does not have authority to act outside of campaign-related cases would be exercising Sessions’ court-recognized Constitutional obligation to “direct and supervise litigation” conducted by the Department of Justice. Furthermore, Sessions notifying Mueller that he does not have authority to act outside of campaign-related cases protects against the inappropriate use of the federal grand jury that defendant Manafort now rightly complains about.

    Sessions limiting Mueller to the 2016 campaign would also be restoring confidence in democratic institutions, and restore public faith that democratically elected officials.

    One thing to remember about Sessions’ recusal: Sessions only recused himself from “any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States.” This recusal letter limits the scope of Sessions’ recusal to the 2016 campaigns; it does not authorize Sessions’ recusal for anything beyond that. Constitutionally, Sessions has a “duty to direct and supervise litigation” conducted by the Department of Justice. Ethically, professionally, and legally, Sessions cannot ignore his supervisory obligations for cases that are not related to the “campaigns for President.”

    Second, the Constitution’s Appointment Clause requires....


  6. .

    What's important is equal justice for all.

    That's what we have here:

    The same FBI that investigated Hillary is investigating Trump


  7. .

    Welcome to today's episode of 'The Whines', ladies and gentlemen.

    Sit back and grab a hanky.



    1. .

      Corruption is a good thing.

      Anything else is whining.


  8. MAGOO

    March 31, 2018
    Can Huber Investigate His Boss Rosenstein?
    By Daniel John Sobieski

    While it is reassuring to note that A.G. Jeff Sessions has climbed down from the back side of the milk carton, where his missing visage had been hiding, long enough to appoint Utah U.S. attorney Peter Huber to independently investigate claims of FBI abuses in surveilling the Trump campaign and other matters, one question remains. Can he investigate the commission of his boss, Rod Rosenstein's, of a fraud upon the FISA court by signing a FISA warrant application that relied on a fake British-Russian dossier financed by Team Hillary and the DNC?

    It is about time we had someone who can convene a jury and subpoena witnesses, but can he and will he present the case mounting against his boss to that grand jury and present his boss with a subpoena?......

    ....A good question Rosenstein won't answer. Rosenstein is satisfied with Mueller, and why shouldn't he be? The two go back a long way and cooperated in the cover-up of an FBI investigation into Russia's use of bribes, kickbacks, and money-laundering to grab U.S. uranium supplies and real collusion with Hillary Clinton, only to resurface years later to chase phantom collusion between Team Trump and Russia.

    Mueller and Rosenstein were both involved in the FBI investigation dating back to 2009, with current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, as noted, up to their eyeballs in covering up evidence of Hillary's collusion, bordering on treason, with Vladimir Putin's Russia:

    Prior to the Obama administration approving the very controversial deal in 2010 giving Russia 20% of America's Uranium, the FBI had evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were involved in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering in order to benefit Vladimir Putin, says a report by The Hill[.] ...

    John Solomon and Alison Spann of The Hill: Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show[.] ...

    From today's report we find out that the investigation was supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who is now President Trump's Deputy Attorney General, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is now the deputy FBI director under Trump.

    Robert Mueller was head of the FBI from Sept 2001-Sept 2013 until James Comey took over as FBI Director in 2013. They were BOTH involved in this Russian scam being that this case started in 2009 and ended in 2015.

    If evidence of bribery, kickbacks, extortion, and money-laundering in the Uranium One affair were not grounds for a special prosecutor assigned to investigate Hillary Clinton, what is? Rosenstein's goal apparently has long been to shield Hillary Clinton from prosecution for her crimes and to use any means to bring down the Trump administration he supposedly was appointed to serve. Now he has stooped so low as to employ a fake Russian dossier in a witch hunt the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy could only envy

    Rosenstein, Mueller, McCabe, et al. have used the office of special counsel and a politicized FBI and DOJ to conduct a silent coup against a duly elected president and are unindicted coconspirators in Hillary's crimes and should be the targets of their very own special counsel.

    Rod Rosenstein should be the target of an investigation, not the overseer of one. Maybe the question before us is not whether a second special counsel is needed, but whether one is needed to investigate just Rod Rosenstein and his Deep State activities. One wishes Mr. Huber luck. He will need it.

    1. "Mueller and Rosenstein were both involved in the FBI investigation dating back to 2009, with current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, as noted, up to their eyeballs in covering up evidence of Hillary's collusion, bordering on treason, with Vladimir Putin's Russia:"

  9. Gun control? Nope, teenagers need cell phone control ... - 3/31/18
    Data show that cell phones kill more teens than guns. What, nobody wants to ban them? More

  10. Maybe MAGOO actually knows something of what he is doing -

    March 30, 2018
    Why AG Sessions declined to appoint a special counsel
    By Thomas Lifson

    ....But, for the moment, at least, I see good reason for Sessions to take this position. In the letter, Sessions noted that he has asked the DOJ’s Inspector General Horowitz to investigate these matters, and, in a new disclosure, tasked US Attorney John W. Huber to investigate. Huber serves in Utah, far from the beltway, and was first appointed US Attorney by President Obama, and reappointed by Trump.

    First of all, while the IG cannot convene a grand jury and subpoena witnesses outside the DOJ’s employees, Huber can. And the IG can and does make criminal referrals. There is tremendous inside expertise on the DOJ resident in the IG’s organization, meaning that there is no start-up delay and no learning curve in getting to work on abuses. So, with the IG digging up information, and referring it to Huber, further steps, including subpoenas to former DOJ and FBI employees, such as Andrew McCabe and James Comey, can be taken before a grand jury in Utah. Any indictments issued by that grand jury presumably could be tried before a federal jury in Utah, whereas a special counsel would most likely work with courts in the District of Columbia, Virginia, or Maryland, beltway strongholds. Which jury pool would you prefer? The District of Columbia or Utah?

    Even more importantly, there is reason to believe that a lot of work already is underway by Huber and his staff. Scott Bixby in The Daily Beast:

    Asked when exactly Huber had begun evaluating issues raised by the committees addressed in the letter, Department of Justice spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores told The Daily Beast only that Huber started “in advance of the Nov. 13th letter.” In that November letter, sent by Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd to the House Judiciary Committee, congressional leaders were told that “senior prosecutors” reporting directly to Sessions “will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened.”

    Speaking this morning on Fox & Friends, Sara Carter said that IG has already made criminal referrals on FISA abuses, according to her DOJ sources. These presumably would have been referred to Huber.

    In other words, knowledgeable and experienced IG investigators are working with an experienced and unimpeachable (Obama-appointed) US Attorney to go after suspected abuses. Appointing a special counsel would necessitate starting all over again, beginning with recruiting staff, and then taking a lot of time to familiarize themselves with the evidence developed to date, and learning about the procedures and rules of the FBI and DOJ.

    How many extra months would be required? How much expertise would be lost?

    Of course, if worries about the inability of the DOJ to investigate itself prove valid, a special counsel always can be appointed. But let’s wait a little and see what develops out of Salt Lake City. Grand jury testimony is secret, but alert eyes might spot people like Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, and others entering the Scott M. Matheson Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City one of these days.


  11. .

    Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Mueller,

    American Heros All!


  12. Camera Hogg takes down Ingraham!

    1. ...with the help of the "news" media.

    2. But the boycott campaign continued overnight, and by Friday, at least 12 advertisers had ended sponsorship of “the Ingraham Angle.”

    3. I will no longer sponsor anyone who criticizes the FUCK YOU KID!

    4. Ingraham's Crime:

      “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.),” she tweeted, linking to a Daily Wire article which included video of Hogg expressing his disappointment over some college rejection letters."

  13. Excellent bombardment, Doug.

    That will keep Quirk hiding behind Me-Me, head down, for awhile !

  14. Politically correct de rigueur requires him to hide under his hanky.

  15. Good Grief

    No more secrets! New mind-reading machine can translate your thoughts and display them as text INSTANTLY

    The astonishing machine will analyse what you are thinking and display it as text
    Scientists hope that the machine can be used by people who are unable to speak


    PUBLISHED: 12:30 EDT, 31 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:27 EDT, 31 March 2018

    Scientists have developed an astonishing mind-reading machine which can translate what you are thinking and instantly display it as text.

    They claim that it has an accuracy rate of 90 per cent or more and say that it works by interpreting consonants and vowels in our brains.

    The researchers believe that the machine could one day help patients who suffer from conditions that don't allow them to speak or move.

    Might make waterboarding obsolete, though.


  16. "Today, we farm about 5000 acres (20.23 sq km) and raise primarily corn and soybeans," Bible said in the 30 seconds spot. "I'm supportive of the Trump administration, but I have a lot of concerns about current actions that have been taken on trade and tariffs."

    "The fact that China is our number one soybean customer makes us very vulnerable. Our farm and many others like ours will be one of the first casualties of a trade war," Bible said in the ad.

    It's easy to win trade wars ...
    or so we've been told.

    Promises Made - Promises Broken

  17. Nothing has happened yet.

    Bible needs to chill out.

    He should chill, and consider:

    Behold the birds of the air: for they sow not, neither
    do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly
    Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

    Matthew 6:26

    1. ISIS defeated

      Unemployment at record lows

      Promises Made- Promises Kept

    2. Slash federal regulations

      Place lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying for foreign government

      Lower Taxes

      Promises Made - Promises Kept

    3. Nominate conservative Judges

      Promise Made - Promise Kept

    4. Arrest Quirk

      Promise Made - Promise Broken (so far)

  18. Gregg Jarrett: Rod Rosenstein Duped Jeff Sessions Again – Picked Obama Holdover Huber to Investigate DOJ (VIDEO)

    1. ...mentions that the IG can do nothing about Comey, et-al since the are no longer working for the FBI.

      Keep the field clear for Mueller!

    2. ...Sessions pretends he can.

  19. I think you can watch the Final Four games by going to:

    March Madness Live Stream on your computer now.

    National Anthem is being sung right now before the first game....


    2. Jeez, do the ad-men ever have their fangs in this sports dinner...

    3. Michigan has a foreign student, a Kraut named Wagner, who isn't so bad.

      Loyola Chicago goes to half time 7 points ahead.

    4. They were 8 behind early on and couldn't hit the side of a barn.

    5. Moritz Wagner....had a good scoring 1st half....

    6. Loyola collapsed.

      Der Krautmann - Moritz Wagner....carried the load for Michigan.

      Michigan 69
      Loyola 57

  20. A Long Island judge who police say repeatedly broke into his neighbor's home to steal her underwear has confessed to snatching panties on multiple occasions, even though he has pleaded not guilty.

    Still, Suffolk County District Judge Robert Cicale has been removed from the bench and is facing up to 15 years in prison.

    Thursday, when the young woman was alone. Prosecutors said she was sleeping but woke up when she heard the door open. She called out, "Hello?" and that's when she saw Cicale at the doorway.

    Authorities say he turned around and ran away, and the victim closed and locked the door and called her mother, who called 911. Responding officers say they saw Cicale walking up to a different house and pretending to knock on the door.

    They approached him because he matched the description of the person the victim described. They reportedly found several pairs of soiled women's underwear on him, which the victim identified as her own.
    The judge is a married father of three young children, and he is accused of sneaking into a home across the street and stealing the underwear of a 23-year-old woman who lives there with her parents. He reportedly knew the girl from when she worked as an intern at the Islip Town Attorney's Office, when he used to work there.

    In his confession, he said he stole the underwear upon feeling "urges." He admitted that on several occasions, he entered the home, opened her hamper and took underwear.

    "He's a family man, he's always outside playing basketball with his kids," neighbor Jay Moceri said. "He's always jogging. He's always friendly to everybody in the neighborhood."

    "His reputation throughout the court is stellar," defense attorney William Wexler said. "Every judge, every lawyer respects him, and we just have to see how the process plays out."

  21. Kansas gets clobbered by Villanova, some of the Kansas guys very despondent at the end.

    1. Looks to me like Villanova can handle Michigan in the Final.

    2. Villanova great passing team.

  22. Documents ? You don't need no stinkin' documents --

    Deep State

    'One House Committed still hasn't gotten the documents it requested from the Fast and Furious imbroglio back in the Erik Holder AG days'

    from Rep. Darrel Issa, R-Cal. on Fox

  23. .

    The Return of Dizzy Dougissa

    My. My. I see my crazy groupie, Dougissa is back again ranting incoherently in here usual hysterical way. I can only assume she's selling the lithium she gets at the free clinic again. That or the battery ran out on her vibrator.

    The boys in the band (who have now taken to calling her 'Dizzy Dottie' reported she's back at the stage door again carrying her crudely made 'I (heart) Quirk' sign.

    She left for a few days after we fired 'Squirrel', the roadie who was sneaking her leftover olives and cheez whiz from the buffet table. But now, they say she has doubled down on her dumpster diving and seems to be actually gaining weight, an ominous sign.

    Feeling sorry for her, I hired a professional to try to talk her down from her manic fantasies but it was a fruitless effort (well fruitless other than Dougissa herself). He said she kept mumbling about a land beyond the looking glass where she was leading a reactionary campaign to reinstall the rule of the Red Queen and get rid of some foreigner, an illegal immigrant who keeps drinking up all the tea at the tea parties leaving none for as she puts it 'the rest of us'. A truly sad case.

    When I asked the prognosis, the doctor said, 'Bad, very bad. We may have to put her down.'

    I thought this sounded a little extreme so I told him 'Let me think about it'.


    1. That sounds like a thinly veiled internet threat to me.

      I'm looking for the number of my local FBI Office....


    2. .

      Laura Ingraham Goes to the Beach

      Laura Ingraham announces she is goin on a previously planned vacation.

      What happened when Bill O'Reilly went on vacation?



  24. .

    Speaking of delusional...

    The Tales of Stanley

    StanleySat Mar 31, 04:12:00 PM EDT
    ISIS defeated

    Tell it to the Syrians, the Afghans, the Libyans, the Yemenis, et al. The nuts on the right complain that Obama surrendered when he announced he would be leaving Afghanistan. Trump says the same about Syria? Crickets.

    Unemployment at record lows

    Labor participation rate at record highs.

    StanleySat Mar 31, 04:18:00 PM EDT

    Slash federal regulations

    Including health and safety regulations that protected all Americans. Heck, even farmers are complaining about the water rules (well, except for some faux farmers who are more interested in real estate development than the welfare of their neighbors).

    Place lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying for foreign government

    As with most of his moves a reactive one, which may marginally help. Besides they shouldn't be hurt much given he has and is hiring every ex-lobbyist out there for his administration.

    Lower Taxes

    For the 1%, the banks, the corporations, and of course Trump and his family.

    StanleySat Mar 31, 04:19:00 PM EDT
    Nominate conservative Judges

    Sure, many of them have no trial experience at all and in some cases no legal experience whatsoever except for some traffic tickets and the occasional domestic abuse charges, but what the hell..


    1. Gorsuch had no legal experience at all except for some traffic tickets....

      Early life and education
      Gorsuch is the son of David Ronald Gorsuch (1937–2001)[14] and Anne Gorsuch Burford (née Anne Irene McGill; 1942–2004), a Colorado House of Representatives member who was later appointed by President Ronald Reagan to be the first female Administrator of United States Environmental Protection Agency in 1981.[15][16][17]

      A fourth-generation Coloradan,[18] Gorsuch was born in Denver, Colorado, and attended Christ the King, a K-12 Catholic school.[17] In 1985, he graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School, a Jesuit school in North Bethesda, Maryland.[19][20][17][21] While attending Georgetown Prep, Gorsuch served as a United States Senate Page in the early 1980s.[22]

      He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Columbia University in 1988, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.[3][15][23] He was also a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.[24] As an undergraduate student, he wrote for the Columbia Daily Spectator student newspaper.[25][26] In 1986, he co-founded the alternative Columbia student newspaper The Fed.[27]

      Gorsuch attended Harvard Law School where he graduated cum laude in 1991 with a Juris Doctor.[3][15] He received a Harry S. Truman Scholarship to attend.[28] While at Harvard, Gorsuch was an editor on the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.[29] He was described as a committed conservative who supported the Gulf War and congressional term limits, on "a campus full of ardent liberals".[30] Former President Barack Obama was one of Gorsuch's classmates at Harvard Law.[31][32][33]

      In 2004 he was awarded a PhD in law (legal philosophy) from the University of Oxford, where he completed research on assisted suicide and euthanasia as a postgraduate student of University College, Oxford.[12][3][15] A Marshall Scholarship enabled him to study at Oxford where he was supervised by the natural law philosopher John Finnis.[12][8][13] While there, Gorsuch met and married his wife Louise,[when?] an English woman and champion equestrienne on Oxford's riding team.[17]

    2. Early legal career
      Gorsuch served as a judicial clerk for Judge David B. Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1991 to 1992, and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy from 1993 to 1994.[29][3][34] Gorsuch's work with White occurred right after White retired from the Supreme Court, therefore, Gorsuch assisted White with his work on the Tenth Circuit, where White sat by designation.[3]

      Private law practice
      Instead of joining an established law firm, Gorsuch decided to join the two-year-old boutique firm Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, where he focused on trial work.[17] After winning his first trial as lead attorney, a jury member told Gorsuch he was like Perry Mason.[17] He was an associate in the Washington, D.C., law firm from 1995 to 1997 and a partner from 1998 to 2005.[3][35] Gorsuch’s clients included Colorado billionaire Philip Anschutz.[36] At Kellogg Huber, Gorsuch focused on commercial matters, including contracts, anititrust, RICO, and securities fraud.[3]

      In 2002, Gorsuch penned an op-ed criticizing the Senate for delaying the nominations of Merrick Garland and John Roberts to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, writing that "the most impressive judicial nominees are grossly mistreated" by the Senate.[37][38]

      In 2005, at Kellogg Huber, Gorsuch wrote a brief denouncing class action lawsuits by shareholders. In the case of Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Broudo, Gorsuch opined that "The free ride to fast riches enjoyed by securities class action attorneys in recent years appeared to hit a speed bump" and that "the problem is that securities fraud litigation imposes an enormous toll on the economy, affecting virtually every public corporation in America at one time or another and costing businesses billions of dollars in settlements every year".[35]

    3. U.S. Department of Justice
      Gorsuch served as Principal Deputy to the Associate Attorney General, Robert McCallum, at the United States Department of Justice from 2005 until 2006.[29][3] As McCallum's Principal Deputy, Gorsuch assisted in managing the Department of Justice's civil litigation components, which included antitrust, civil, civil rights, environment, and tax divisions.[3]

      While managing the United States Department of Justice Civil Division, Gorsuch was tasked with all the "terror litigation" arising from the President's War on Terror, successfully defending the extraordinary rendition of Khalid El-Masri, fighting the disclosure of Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse photographs, and, in November 2005, traveling to inspect the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.[39]

      Gorsuch helped Attorney General Alberto Gonzales prepare for hearings after the public revelation of NSA warrantless surveillance (2001–07), and worked with Senator Lindsey Graham in drafting the provisions in the Detainee Treatment Act which attempted to strip federal courts of jurisdiction over the detainees.[40]

      Tenure as U.S. Circuit Court Judge

      Gorsuch as Judge of the 10th Circuit
      In January 2006, Philip Anschutz recommended Gorsuch's nomination to Colorado’s U.S. Senator Wayne Allard and White House Counsel Harriet Miers.[36] On May 10, 2006, Gorsuch was nominated by President George W. Bush to the seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit vacated by Judge David M. Ebel, who was taking senior status.[15] Like Gorsuch, Ebel was a former clerk of Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White. The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary unanimously rated him "well qualified" in 2006.[41][42][3]

      Just over two months later, on July 20, 2006, Gorsuch was confirmed by unanimous voice vote in the U.S. Senate.[43][44] Gorsuch was President Bush's fifth appointment to the Tenth Circuit.[45]

      When Gorsuch began his tenure at Denver's Byron White United States Courthouse, Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the oath of office.[37]

      During his time on the Court of Appeals, Gorsuch sent ten of his law clerks on to become Supreme Court clerks, and he was sometimes regarded as a "feeder judge".[46]

      During his time on the Circuit Court, since 2008, Gorsuch was a Thomson Visiting Professor at the University of Colorado Law School, teaching one course per semester, either ethics or antitrust law.[47][48]


    4. Arrest that man (?) named:


    5. .

      The exception that proves the rule from backs in early days when Trump was actually taking advise. No he ahs gone completely rogue.


    6. What tongue are you speaking this morning.

      Easter rum ?

    7. In case he deletes I have it saved, folks:

      The exception that proves the rule from backs in early days when Trump was actually taking advise. No he ahs gone completely rogue.

    8. Ho ho ho !

      Drunken illiteracy on Easter morning !

      It's a keeper.

    9. Take my advise and don't ever take Quirk-O seriously !


    10. Don't you try to advice me!

    11. Please diagram this sentence:

      No he ahs gone completly rogue.


    12. Know

      he ahs




    13. he ahs is the proper name of the subject of the sentence ?

    14. It's a tough one.

      Like trying to diagram Polish bar talk.

  25. This is NOT an April Fools' Joke -

    April 1, 2018
    How to get rid of medical care: Socialist Venezuela shows the way
    By Monica Showalter

    Socialism, so vaunted for all its "free health care" is leading the way for the elimination of all medical care, in Venezuela.

    Seems that treating gang members is a life-threatening proposition for doctors in the country's public hospitals. Cure the gangbanger of whatever bullet or knife wounds he gets out on the streets, and you live. Lose such a patient, as you work in a hospital without bandages or medical supplies, and the gang members kill you.

    The Miami Herald reports:

    Junior Rodríguez is used to seeing death and violence up close because he's a doctor in a public hospital in Venezuela, one of the world's most dangerous countries.

    But the violence has been turning more personal for Rodríguez and the rest of the medical staff at the Dr. Luis Razetti de Barcelona University Hospital in the eastern state of Anzoátegui.

    The staffers work under constant death threats made by relatives or friends of patients — some of them dangerous gang members — if the patients die.

    “Most of the time that's the doctor's worst fear, that the patient dies and the relatives take it out on him,” Rodriguez said in a telephone interview. “The threat of harm if the patient dies is always there. We don't have any kind of protection. You treat a person who turns out to be a criminal, and if that person decides to point a gun at you, there's nothing you can do.”

    Nobody can work in those conditions. This is the absolute end of medical care in Venezuela. There just won't be any if trying to treat a patient amounts to a death sentence for the doctor. So will the last Venezuelan doctor kindly turn out the light? Well, no - there's no electricity, either.
    What, if anything, does this horrible situation have to do with socialism? Well, start with the gun issue. The socialist government decreed that only cops can have guns. The signature shortages of socialism left the cops without guns, and the depreciation of the currency to wheelbarrow sizes in exchange left the cops without any money to buy them even if there were guns to buy. Now just gang members, who live utterly outside the law, are the only ones with guns in the country. Venezuela's socialism, so praised by Bernie Sanders, Michael Moore, Joe Kennedy, and Sean Penn, has left the only power to enforce anything in the country in the hands of gangs. As a result, the country now resembles the Lord of the Flies.

    Then there is the public health care system....

  26. Democrats are the Party of the Gun Grabbers -

    DNC vice chair calls for repeal of the Second Amendment in tweet
    Posted at 7:35 pm on March 31, 2018 by Brett T.