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July 27, 2023

Judge Rejects Hunter Biden's Dirty Plea Deal

Yesterday Delaware US District Judge Maryellen Noreika nixed a plea deal negotiated between Hunter Biden attorney Chris Clark and the prosecutor team from Joe Biden's Department of Justice.

Hunter Biden is accused of two tax misdemeanors and wrongdoing in a gun case.

The deal was constructed in an unusual way that would have given Hunter Biden immunity over additional accusations of not having  registered as a foreign agent under the FARA law.

The tax and gun cases were split and the judge would have only been given judicial oversight over the tax issue plea while the immunity part was hidden in the gun case plea deal, a diversion agreement, where the judicial oversight would have stayed with the prosecutor. The wide ranging immunity part would thus have been hidden from the public.

The well explained legal technicalities can be found in this tweet:

Will Scharf @willscharf - 10:35 UTC · Jul 27, 2023

Based on conversations with people who were in the courtroom today, and my experience as a former federal prosecutor, I think I know the full story of what happened with the Hunter Biden plea agreement blow-up this morning.

Bear with me, because this is a little complicated: ... Show more:

The results of the dirty deal would have been very generous for Hunter but the judge didn't fall for the trick:

Will Scharf @willscharf - 10:35 UTC · Jul 27, 2023

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Judge Noreika smelled a rat. She understood that the lawyers were trying to paint her into a corner and hide the ball. Instead, she backed DOJ and Hunter's lawyers into a corner by pulling all the details out into the open and then indicating that she wasn't going to approve a deal as broad as what she had discovered.

DOJ, attempting to save face and save its case, then stated on the record that the investigation into Hunter was ongoing and that Hunter remained susceptible to prosecution under FARA. Hunter's lawyers exploded. They clearly believed that FARA was covered under the deal, because as written, the pretrial diversion agreement language was broad enough to cover it. They blew up the deal, Hunter pled not guilty, and that's the current state of play.

And so here we are. Hunter's lawyers and DOJ are going to go off and try to pull together a new set of agreements, likely narrower, to satisfy Judge Noreika. Fortunately, I doubt if FARA or any charges related to Hunter's foreign influence peddling will be included, which leaves open the possibility of further investigations leading to further prosecutions.

The court scene, with more drama, as described by the NY Times:

When the judge asked Leo Wise, a lead prosecutor in the case, if the investigation of Mr. Biden was continuing, he answered, “Yes.”

When she asked him, hypothetically, if the deal would preclude an investigation into possible violation of laws regulating foreign lobbying by Mr. Biden connected with his consulting and legal work, he replied, “No.”

Mr. Biden then told the judge he could not agree to any deal that did not offer him broad immunity, and Mr. Clark popped up angrily to declare the deal “null and void.”

The deal the prosecutors had agreed to was very unusual and smelled of influence from above:

Noreika also questioned whether she could lawfully make the kind of determination spelled out in the documents, given that she is not a party to the diversion agreement and that judges generally are not responsible for pursuing criminal charges.

“I have concerns about the constitutionality of this provision, so I have concerns about the constitutionality of this agreement,” she said in court.

The judge also asked prosecutors if there was any precedent for a provision constructed this way. No, the prosecutor replied.

The prosecutors should be fired for offering an unprecedented sweetheart deal to the son of the sitting president and for trying to trick the court into agreeing with it.

Clark, Hunter's lawyer, is also under fire. Days before some Republican Members of Congress had filed an amicus brief with the court's clerk. It included testimony from two IRS whistle blowers who allege that Hunter Biden's tax case had also received 'special' treatment.

A person from Clark's office then called the clerk, claimed to be with the office of Theodore Kittila, the lawyer who handled the case for Congress, and asked to remove the whistle blower evidence from the file. The clerk did so but Kittila got notice of it:

“[A]t approximately 1:30 p.m., we received word that our filing was removed from the docket,” Kittila said. “We promptly contacted the Clerk’s office, and we were advised that someone contacted the Court representing that they worked with my office [emphasis original] and that they were asking the Court to remove this from the docket. We immediately advised that this was inaccurate. The Clerk’s Office responded that we would need to re-file. We have done so now.”

The New York Post has the full take of the story. The judge was miffed as Clark called this dirty trick a 'misunderstanding' but has not yet decided what to do about it:

In an evening order, Noreika gave Hunter’s attorneys until 9 p.m. to “show cause as to why sanctions should not be considered for misrepresentations to the Court” — while noting they had not formally filed any request to seal evidence in the matter.

Under Joe Biden the IRS and the Department of Justice are bending the laws and precedents to make the doings of his son Hunter Biden look less crooked than they are. The lawyer of Biden's son plays dirty tricks to remove evidence from the court's case against him. Luckily the judge seems to have no sympathy for either.

Should the Republicans decide to impeach Biden over all the issues related to this son's 'businesses' they will hear a lot of applause for making their case.

Posted by b on July 27, 2023 at 15:06 UTC | Permalink

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Hunter and DOJ worked out a sweetheart deal.

Posted by: Surferket | Jul 27 2023 15:09 utc | 1

wow... fascinating b... i hate the lawyers for the games they play.. tons of bullshit.. i hope clark and those higher up, get taken out in all of this.. clearly hunter is guilty and they are doing everything they can to prevent any acknowledgement of it.. his father is probably directly involved too..

Posted by: james | Jul 27 2023 15:18 utc | 2

If the Judge is not found unresponsive in bed with a pillow over her head, odds on she double taps herself in the back of the head.....

Cheers M

...or, she gets the pics of her kids or grandkids with an X drawn through them....

We are dealing with extreme evil, from all sides, some hope for rescue, from aliens or angels.....oh, ye of little faith.... I'll take God every time.

Posted by: sean the leprechaun | Jul 27 2023 15:18 utc | 3

In China an Attorney General may get the death sentence for corruption.
Hypothetical question: What would happen in China if pictures existed of the son of the president taking drugs?

Posted by: Passerby | Jul 27 2023 15:30 utc | 4

"It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble" - Howard Baker

Posted by: Ghost Ship | Jul 27 2023 15:34 utc | 5

The judge will probably be provided a sweet deal somewhere she won't refuse. Smart judge.

Posted by: John2007 | Jul 27 2023 15:36 utc | 6

@3 Sean. Agreed. Biblical evil

Posted by: Tannenhouser | Jul 27 2023 15:38 utc | 7

"A defendant is not guilty until proven broke"

Johnny Cochrane

Posted by: canuck | Jul 27 2023 15:42 utc | 8

Fasten your seatbelts. Biden's sociopathic schemes have been apparent for decades at least since his aborted run for president in 1988. He got caught lying then and backed down, then re-emerged to shepherd Clarence Thomas through to the SC. Every deal he worked was dirty, but he couldn't stop bragging about what he did. 40 plus years. Arrogance, selling his soul over and over while powerful oligarchs promoted him. Now, as the empire has entered its terminal phase, Joe Biden's evil mind is turning to mush before our eyes. His life story will finally emerge as THE cautionary tale told if we survive as a planet.
The Biden demise is already being broadcast on social media including this site and will rapidly gain momentum as the US election show ramps up. A year from now Biden will be done. Cheap pretenders will scramble to fill his rotten shoes. No more need for Netflix. The real reality show will be far more captivating... we the viewers in the Homeland will also be participants and will experience the pain as well.

Posted by: migueljose | Jul 27 2023 15:49 utc | 9

The stench of corruption.
And the thunderous silence of the media outlets.
He's going to walk away,,!
Wait for the lamest BS rationale

And then it's over.

Posted by: jpc | Jul 27 2023 15:50 utc | 10

Excellent coverage, b.

Related to the amicus brief kerfuffle, which in proper procedural times would result in disbarment and jail, someone else was standing by with an intervention and so informed the Clerk who almost certainly informed the Judge.

Quite possibly the latter was ready to rubber stamp but these interventions put her in jeopardy. In any case, they are now in Plan B mode and perhaps testimony on Monday will cause a long overdue impeachment enquiry in the House.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/07/courtroom-perspective-gop-hero-julianne-murray-weighs-hunter/

Posted by: Scorpion | Jul 27 2023 15:56 utc | 11

In a letter to the judge, Hunter’s lawyers said: “We have no idea how the misunderstanding occurred, but our understanding is there was no misrepresentation.

“We hope this letter and the attached declaration dispels any suggestion that undersigned counsel or our staff would ever intentionally misrepresent or mislead the Court with respect to any matter,” the defense team added. [New York Post]
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Precious!

Posted by: Acco Hengst | Jul 27 2023 16:00 utc | 12

Biden will never be impeached!!

He has too many friends in congress and the senate. He is a 50 year swamp rat, he is well protected. and he will win the next election, they will just cheat him in again like they did in 2020. they already proved they can do it, and the vast majority of Americans will just take it (without lube).

And Hunter will never serve a single day in jail, for any of his crimes. they will either make a new deal and force the judge to accept it, or they will appeal her decision to a higher court with a pet judge that will overrule her.

Posted by: Oldcutlas | Jul 27 2023 16:00 utc | 13

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Hypothetical question: What would happen in China if pictures existed of the son of the president taking drugs?

Posted by: Passerby | Jul 27 2023 15:30 utc | 4

I'm pretty sure that the way 'dictator' Xi maintains Public Trust in the CPC is by ensuring that no Public Official is exempt from Chinese Law - including Chairman Xi himself.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jul 27 2023 16:03 utc | 14

DOJ should be the DOI - Department of Injustice. The department is infamous for being corrupt. The most corrupt aspect is the FBI. It was the DOJ and FBI that hid and protected Mykola Lebed, though many blame the CIA. Don't believe all the claims John Loftus makes in his book "America's Nazi Secret", but his knowledge of DOJ corruption is first-hand and highly credible.

Posted by: zeke2u | Jul 27 2023 16:18 utc | 15

Posted by: Oldcutlas | Jul 27 2023 16:00 utc | 13

Sounds about right. Though it is getting harder to persuade people that the system is still bona fide. They will probably need a Pandemic 2.0 to pull off a second blatant theft unless they get Trump off the ballot (likely that GOP will remove him from their ticket which they can unilaterally do) in which case even Biden in ICU could achieve a credible victory given the also-running.

Posted by: Scorpion | Jul 27 2023 16:19 utc | 16

@ Hoarsewhisperer | Jul 27 2023 16:03 utc | 14

OMG: the naive believe that the CCP top is benign! Xi Jinping misused anticorruption actions to get rid of his inner party rivals. The WEF is in Tianjin every summer since years, including this one. The Party locked-down & vaccinated like there is no tomorrow recently.

Just the other day China's FM was replaced after his extramarital affair (+ baby) became too public. It would be racist to exclude only the Chinese from common human fallacies like being addicted to power, money and sex.

The only positive aspect to them is their survival instinct vs the Western half of the WEF, nested on the (North East) coast of the US. Let the two diminish each other, while more plebs wake up. Keep this war cold please, Ukraine is bad enough.
Healthy nationalism is the antidote to globalism of every shade, call it cultural patriotism if you want. Lets admire the diversity of each other's cultures in their own regions instead of misplaced jealousy. It is totally possible.

Posted by: Antonym | Jul 27 2023 16:20 utc | 17

Biden has been owned by the Du Pont family of Delaware since 1980.

Posted by: canuck | Jul 27 2023 16:21 utc | 18

Just a glitch in the matrix that will quickly be corrected. The law is whatever those who rule say it is and we the little people have no say in the matter. On occasion you will find an honest judge, but they are always worked around either by replacement or on appeal. The outcome is never in doubt.

Posted by: JustAMaverick | Jul 27 2023 16:26 utc | 19

Sounds like the biden crime family is having a bad day...boo hoo. Give that boy a straw and a razor.

Posted by: nook | Jul 27 2023 16:34 utc | 20

OMG: the naive believe that the CCP top is benign! Xi Jinping misused anticorruption actions to get rid of his inner party rivals. The WEF is in Tianjin every summer since years, including this one. The Party locked-down & vaccinated like there is no tomorrow recently.

Posted by: Antonym | Jul 27 2023 16:20 utc | 17

China is no paradise and the tops are no saints, but there is no equivalence between it and the blood soaked war mongers of the ruling elite of the US.

Not only is China's form of capitalism not subordinated to a clique of filthy finance oligarchs, but when was the last time it made war on another country? How many millions of innocents have been slaughtered in the imperialist adventures of the US just since 2000?

China is at present the superior social system on the world stage. It's not enough, but don't ever compare it to US imperialism.

Posted by: Ahenobarbus | Jul 27 2023 16:35 utc | 21

It seems to me this is the opening salvo in the Deep State removing Mr MBNA(Biden) from office. Rather than take him on directly, get at him through his son.

As much as the Deep State is talked about here, I am kinda surprised no one else brought it up.

Posted by: morongobill | Jul 27 2023 16:41 utc | 22

What is wrong with u folks. Why r saying bad things about a hunter and his father. The father cured cancer for crying out loud. So ungrateful all of u!!!!

Posted by: A.z | Jul 27 2023 16:45 utc | 23

Biden DoJ too clever for their own good

I was a bit amazed to see that b's analysis is very similar to the comment I wrote on the open thread at the same time. Maybe it is because I had also been following some of Will Scharf's tweets before the trial.

Biden DoJ vs. Biden crackhead

The phony court case between Biden Sr. – represented by his Department of Justice – and Biden Jr. was supposed to end yesterday in a sweetheart plea deal. Delaware US District Judge Maryellen Noreika was however able to sabotage the scam deal by asking the right question. The Biden DoJ had been too clever for their own good.

In making the plea deal the DoJ had told Hunter Biden that the deal would free him of all charges. Later, they told the House Committee On Oversight and Accountability investigating the Biden crime family, that they cannot release requested information because of an "ongoing investigation" into Hunter Biden.

Here are some sources and links I have collected during the past week:

When writing my comment I was a bit unsure whether it was proper to refer to the Bidens as the "Biden crime family", but later I noticed that others in the thread had used the same exact phrase. A strong indictment of the Biden Administration as a criminal organization is presented by Garland Nixon in a one hour video linked above.

Posted by: Petri Krohn | Jul 27 2023 16:45 utc | 24

I honestly believe that the Republicans are not going to seek an impeachment. Period.

Posted by: Jose Garcia | Jul 27 2023 16:45 utc | 25


Former New York Post Editor Laughs When Detailing Censorship Of Bombshell Hunter Biden Laptop Story


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M28tXX0cvvI&t=242s

Posted by: qparker | Jul 27 2023 16:51 utc | 26

Sure the Bidens are corrupt - and so what? The border is open, the surplus population of the third world is pouring in, we are being invaded and it's not going to work out well. Biden and Mayorkas etc. should be impeached for treason - for aiding a foreign invasion - not obscure violations of foreign agent registrations for their relatives (disgusting though these are).

Keep your eyes on the big picture.

Posted by: TG | Jul 27 2023 16:51 utc | 27

Greenwald did a segment on this, his take is that they are trying to protect Joe Biden, because he's tied in with Hunter's crimes.

Posted by: pretzelattack | Jul 27 2023 16:53 utc | 28

Passerby - 4

I've always believed that the sentence for Prosecutorial Misconduct should be the same as the sentence that was given to the defendant in the case where the Prosecutor's crime was committed.

Posted by: Eric Blair | Jul 27 2023 17:03 utc | 29

This is not happening in a vacuum either. The State Department has known about the Bidens' corruption for at least a decade because it is the State Department who arranges meetings with foreign businessmen and foreign leaders. The NSA has known for years because they have transcripts of all officials' conversations. The Secret Service has known for years because they have accompanied the vice president and his son. The IRS has known for years because they have the tax receipts. The CIA which has offices in every hovel around the world has known what is going on for years.

The entire system is corrupt. A fraudulently elected president with corrupt officials in charge of the bureaucracy. A largely corrupt Congress of both parties whose members make millions on insider information, who launder money into their campaigns by voting for policies the lobbyists push to get. A bureaucracy that is unelected and wields enormous power through administrative rules and laws that were not passed by Congress, carefully chosen to support the Democrat Party and other insider elites, and protect its members and elite donors, protect and expand its power. An enormously wealthy, Wall Street Billionaires Club that for years has chosen the candidates they want through stunningly huge donations, through subversion of the election process. The system of justice is no longer blind, but has rules for the elites who toes the propaganda line and rules for those who reject the corruption and work to expose and stop it. A media that supports false narratives or hides information to uphold the power of the UniParty and elites.

The will of the people of the United States has been ignored, if not completely bypassed, and their power has been reduced until the government is no longer representative of what the people desire.

I don't know what drastic event or change would have to happen to restore the United States, but it is no longer the country that many of us want it to be.

Posted by: Belle | Jul 27 2023 17:04 utc | 30

@ morongobill | Jul 27 2023 16:41 utc | 22

yes, but biden is controlled and in place thanks the deep state...he is their man! both parties are in fact controlled by the deep state..

Posted by: james | Jul 27 2023 17:08 utc | 31

Very interesting b,


I'm wondering if a plan has been unleashed to throw Biden under a bus just to stop Trump. They could be very willing to sacrifice Biden because of the documents found in the garage and do the same to Trump because of the documents in Florida. Quid pro quo.

Posted by: Echo Chamber | Jul 27 2023 17:12 utc | 32

# 21
Thanks for that statement better then I could do. Even when people here talk about China and Russia they talk with a Western mind set of they are bad. Most people have no knowledge of the political systems in Asia or Russia. Both current leaders of Russia and China have done amazing stuff for their people. They are not on the same level politically economically or morally they are so far a head it makes my head spin. The thing is they have always been, these 2 countries have not slaughtered people around the world for profit and power. Have they had struggles yes internally and the occasional neighbor spats. The US and the. UK French and Germans take the cake in the history slaughter and brutality all. The while blaming it on others.

Posted by: Susan | Jul 27 2023 17:14 utc | 33

The #1 job of the Chief Magistrate--POTUS--is to ensure the laws of the land are fully and correctly implemented. Most POTUS have violated this aspect of their position and thus warranted impeachment and dismissal. It didn't just begin when Nixon said, "When the president does it, it isn't illegal." Corruption from the top-down didn't really get going until Big Money arrived with Big Bribes, 1876 usually being seen as its birth year. Fortunately, there are still some dedicated to enforcing the laws. Within the Washington executive complex, a great many are involved in circumventing the law instead of enforcing it from both parties, providing an excellent argument for the removal of the "Justice" Attorney General office from the executive and making it a non-partisan elective position thus providing another greatly needed check/balance to the system.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jul 27 2023 17:22 utc | 34

Posted by: morongobill | Jul 27 2023 16:41 utc | 22

I was thinking the same thing. Some people in the apparatus is probably starting to realise that Biden is more or less unelectable, and should he be elected he could not govern for four more years.

One the other hand: what is the alternative? A Clinton/Harris ticket?

Posted by: Jörgen Hassler | Jul 27 2023 17:24 utc | 35

Hunter will just get a more representational slap on the wrist. Nothing will happen, Americans will grumble and march to the Bidenomics tune. Who voted for the meat puppet? I bet that number swells to 160 million votes with the next coronation of the ugly.

Posted by: Jimmy Flies By | Jul 27 2023 17:24 utc | 36

Some people in the apparatus is probably starting to realise that Biden is more or less unelectable.

Posted by: Jörgen Hassler | Jul 27 2023 17:24 utc | 35


A perfect opportunity to use him to throw Trump under the bus. Quid pro quo.

If I wanted to get rid of Trump and stop him from running that's what I would do. Charge both of them with the same offence.

Doesn't really matter anyway because Trump isn't the saviour he says he is. America is fooked either way. No amount of Trumps, trickle down, laffer curve economics, will save it. Already been tried and was a complete failure. Art Laffer is a hero of his even gave him a medal last time he was President. Tells you everything you need to know.

Posted by: Echo Chamber | Jul 27 2023 17:38 utc | 37

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jul 27 2023 16:03 utc | 14

Correct. I wonder how many dead billionaires it will take to demonstrate to both the normies and the frayed-minded anti-CCP nuts that the rule of law is far more operative in China than it is in any sicko Western nation.

But naturally all of these actions are to advance the personal interests of Xi Jinping and there can be no such thing as actual public servants who loves their people enough to lift them all out of extreme poverty in a couple decades.

Posted by: warxism | Jul 27 2023 18:23 utc | 38

While fun to contemplate, the US government is so infested with crooks and criminals it is hard to imagine "the mafia" won't work out some kind of deal. This is all going to blow over as soon a the Republicans get "a taste".

Posted by: John on Kauai | Jul 27 2023 18:24 utc | 39

Biden pardons his family.
Resigns
Kamala pardons Biden.
Probably before the end of year or early 2024.

or:

Biden goes to war against Russia, Iran or China.
This scenario doesn't end well for the U.S., nor does it stop the republicans from initiating impeachment, but it is going to effect the vote count. If Biden is lucky enough to be re-elected and regain control of the house in the 2024 circus, (not going to happen) it all goes away.

He does not really have many options. I've always suspected that Zelensky has him by the balls.

Posted by: b4real | Jul 27 2023 18:31 utc | 40

Doesn't really matter anyway because Trump isn't the saviour he says he is. America is fooked either way. No amount of Trumps, trickle down, laffer curve economics, will save it. Already been tried and was a complete failure. Art Laffer is a hero of his even gave him a medal last time he was President. Tells you everything you need to know.

Posted by: Echo Chamber | Jul 27 2023 17:38 utc | 37

"It can always be worse" has a reverse side: it can be better. From my perspective, Democratic apparatus made a strategic mistake of misusing tools designed to cover up crimes committed with the blessing of BC.DC = "bipartisan consensus in D.C), and to throw malcontents of BC.DC in a small box invisible to normal citizens except for the label "bad people". They used them for PARTISAN benefit. Resulting scuffle may dent those tools, which would be a positive outcome (genuine lesser evil).

So far, Trump, with all imperfections of which they are many, is superior to all other Republican candidates, most importantly, raises issue of Ukraine in BC.DC fashion. Biden is an empty shell, Roman Catholic Church had a good idea to oblige all clerics to retire at 80, they can still advise etc., but no formal duties. The practical problem with it is that it removes the potential, however slight, that someone in charge will realize that some policies zealously advocated by young energetic underlings (under 80) are disastrous, and do something about it. In the same fashion, RFK jr is the best among Democrats.

At this time, the only hope that exists is that BC.DC will be jolted enough to enable a positive butterfly effect, so I am totally agnostic which political figure is sufficiently attractive and promising to send a donation etc.

Posted by: Piotr Berman | Jul 27 2023 18:37 utc | 41

I am not going to believe that this story is real until some law maker, security official, media pundit, etc. accuses the judge of being a Putin operative.

Posted by: Erelis | Jul 27 2023 18:40 utc | 42

This is a systemic flaw. The main centers of power in the US (DC, Southern District of NY, the New York Fed) and cultural influence (LA, NYC) are in overwhelmingly liberal areas. There’s your jury pool. A conservative cannot be acquitted in DC and a liberal will never be convicted there. It’s unfixable, unless we move the seat of the federal government to Barrow Alaska. If we moved it to Tulsa, it would only take 10 years for the leeches to move there and turn it into DC.

Posted by: Sentient | Jul 27 2023 18:43 utc | 43

@Scorpion

Hard to credit that a court clerk would remove a document from the court file on the strength of a phone call: I'd expect the clerk to require the request in writing, which itself would be placed on the file.

Posted by: begob | Jul 27 2023 18:46 utc | 44

@ 21 Ahenobarus

Point taken.

But certainly there are powerful Chinese who have profitted immensely from the western empire, in all of its dirty dealings, with warts and all.

China I am sure has its own neoliberal/neoconservative types. Iow, those that think a deal can and should be made with the Jewish-zionist consortium. I hope the patriots in that country are angling to smoke the rats out.

Foolish to think that a country can be under total control of a unithink monolith and that there aren't many mouths to feed and sides to satisfy.

Posted by: NemesisCalling | Jul 27 2023 18:51 utc | 45

I recommend reading (or re-reading) Sallust's account of the 'War against Jugurtha' (Bellum Jugurthinum). It is one of the best accounts of imperial-oligarchic corruption and malfeasance. Sallust makes this little side-war his case-study of imperial decadence. Heaven help the USA if someone with brains and real populist clout takes hold (i.e. not yet another rich playa like Trump). Sallust's account, written c.40 BC, looks back at the war knowing what Marius' precocious young quaestor will go on to do, remembering too who Marius' wife's nephew would become (Sallust's old boss!)—not mention what Marius himself was. The consular election speech he places in Marius' mouth is still superb. (I've had the pleasure of teaching it this year, so it's been on my mind)

Posted by: Patroklos | Jul 27 2023 19:00 utc | 46

Posted by: begob | Jul 27 2023 18:46 utc | 44

the corruption is so open, it's hard to know what to credit.

Posted by: pretzelattack | Jul 27 2023 19:00 utc | 47

This level of widespread corruption is a symptom of a deeper issue, that of an inadequate economic-political system. We see it also in Europe in different ways, but mostly as the inability of institutions to do the work they have once been tasked with. Ergo an inability to implement laws, plans and policy. Protests, political extremism etc. then ensue.

Modern life has moved far beyond what our predecessors wanted and thought when they devised the current political, economic and social constructs/agreements. They are just confusing people now instead of organizing civilized life.

The rule of law is compromised due to the vast inadequacy of the law enfocement, judiciary and government institutions to adapt to the new realities of modern life, especially the levels of comfort of the western population nowadays coupled to the advanced level of propaganda/marketing they are under. Many public institutions just stop caring and see the people as a burden.

How would a judge like in this case dare to make a just ruling when she knows that the reaction of the people will be vastly negative due to the propaganda effect of the ones she should be ruling against? How can the judiciary extricate itself from ideology, cancel culture or a heavily divided society due to wild-running propaganda? Does justice even mean something positive these days? What does justice as a concept bring to a hyper-individualised society where injustice to others is a kind of entertainment?

Posted by: alek_a | Jul 27 2023 19:00 utc | 48

Amazing that there is no embarrassment to be seen with any of the Democrats.

Maybe I am missing it.

Posted by: Acco Hengst | Jul 27 2023 19:03 utc | 49

In no way am I a supporter of any dem or rep and loathe nepotism....but the NY Post has the full story? That's like saying the National Enquirer has the full story.

Posted by: hedlykarok | Jul 27 2023 19:03 utc | 50

And the CYA leaking to get ahead of the story, begins.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/07/27/details-of-now-collapsed-federal-plea-deal-with-hunter-biden-leaked-to-politico/

Posted by: Milites | Jul 27 2023 19:05 utc | 51

These are exceedingly dirty dealings, by DoJ and Clark.

The Judge should order an investigation to determine who in Clark's office made the call and then impose the maximum sanctions authorized. The person should be disbarred if they are a lawyer.

This kind of manipulation by DoJ strongly suggests a coverup.

Posted by: bill wolfe | Jul 27 2023 19:11 utc | 52

@ hedlykarok | Jul 27 2023 19:03 utc | 49

And yet, amazingly, sometimes the National Enquirer DOES have the full story. Ask John Edwards…

Posted by: malenkov | Jul 27 2023 19:12 utc | 53

Posted by: alek_a | Jul 27 2023 19:00 utc | 47

This level of widespread corruption is a symptom of a deeper issue, that of an inadequate economic-political system. We see it also in Europe in different ways, but mostly as the inability of institutions to do the work they have once been tasked with. Ergo an inability to implement laws, plans and policy. Protests, political extremism etc. then ensue.

This is what you get when private economic ownership oversteps far beyond what it even imagined itself capable of (as it has cyclically for all history). Savage inequality in the labor contract = mass institutional and public decay. This "free-market" boat will keep trying to sail on while punching more and more holes into its own keep until they realize that there is no way they are ever gonna make it work.

Posted by: warxism | Jul 27 2023 19:16 utc | 54

The judge will get a stern talking-to.

The DoJ and Hunter's lawyers will make some minor changes and the deal will proceed. The MSM Will chorus that there's nothing to see here, so can we just drop the matter already?

Posted by: Feral Finster | Jul 27 2023 19:24 utc | 55

He does not really have many options. I've always suspected that Zelensky has him by the balls.

Posted by: b4real | Jul 27 2023 18:31 utc | 40

A very interesting thought, considering that the witness to the $10 million Hunter/Big Guy deal reportedly is employed in Zelensky's Office.

Posted by: bill wolfe | Jul 27 2023 19:29 utc | 56

@ Begob

I am not a lawyer, but once relied on a phone call with a Clerk to the US EPA's Environmental Appeals Board regarding document submissions, and that evidence was affirmed by the Board final decision, see:

https://yosemite.epa.gov/oa/EAB_Web_Docket.nsf/Unpublished~Final~Orders/E28935491535214085257069005F7C92/$File/mercer.pdf

Posted by: bill wolfe | Jul 27 2023 19:33 utc | 57

hunter biden did not kill himself

Posted by: hankster | Jul 27 2023 19:40 utc | 58

Heil Zelenski commercial in Germany by AFD Party, upset about money to Ukraine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZTz7UwmPiE

Posted by: bystander | Jul 27 2023 19:44 utc | 59

Every nation has something that is unclean.
The USA has most things unclean.
Here's a great summary of some of the most recent in-your-face crimes:

https://rumble.com/v32dqf6-see-the-meme-frank-lutz-calls-the-most-alarming-political-ad-of-the-year.html

Posted by: kupkee | Jul 27 2023 19:45 utc | 60

But naturally all of these actions are to advance the personal interests of Xi Jinping and there can be no such thing as actual public servants who loves their people enough to lift them all out of extreme poverty in a couple decades.

Posted by: warxism | Jul 27 2023 18:23 utc | 38

Nice try, but wrong. Protecting on china what passes for leadership in US. China is not imperialist.

You and the other fella who tried this earlier are probably working in tandem.

There have and will be the public servants that seek to end the poverty of their people. This isn't the place for your hopeless misanthropy.

Posted by: Ahenobarbus | Jul 27 2023 19:59 utc | 61

Posted by: Ahenobarbus | Jul 27 2023 19:59 utc | 60

I was being sarcastic. Maybe "/s" has not lost all good function these days.

I think the CPC is genuine in most of its actions on behalf of the Chinese people in all reality.

Posted by: warxism | Jul 27 2023 20:10 utc | 62

So, Joe Biden's DOJ cooking up a sweetheart deal with Hunter Biden didn't work out. The judge objected to the part where his guilty plea to minor charges, absolved him from prosecution for all his other crimes, which weren't party to this particular case.
The nerve of the open corruption and cover-up of crimes seems unprecedented, but then I remembered Jeffrey Epstein's deal in Florida, in which his guilty plea absolved all other participants in his crimes from being prosecuted.
Say what? One guy gets to cover for hundreds of other guys' crimes?
I'm guessing some of the same people are involved, then and now. Just a hunch. These kind of fixers have continuity for decades, like Robert Mueller, for instance, or Lee Hamilton.
I hope that judge doesn't have her husband and child shot, like the other one that went up against Deep State interests.
But the part where Hunter's lawyer's staff called the court, pretended to be part of the prosecution, and got the clerk to remove evidence??
That is something I've never heard of before.
Surely that should lead to disbarment and prosecution, right?
Or did the plea deal include the crooked lawyer as well?
It is mind boggling to watch the utter destruction of any semblance of law or justice in these last days of empire, and the cover-up by the mainstream media, when they aren't openly apologizing for corruption and crime.

Posted by: wagelaborer | Jul 27 2023 20:11 utc | 63

The libertarians at Reason (Koch funded of course) have a different take.

https://reason.com/2023/07/26/hunter-biden-shouldnt-go-to-prison-for-violating-an-arbitrary-gun-law/

First, only a tiny percentage of people who violate 18 USC 922(g)(3) are ever officially recognized as unlawful users of controlled substances, which would require evidence such as a drug arrest, court-ordered treatment, or a state-issued medical marijuana card. Generally speaking, when a person filling out Form 4473 falsely says he is not an illegal drug user, neither the gun dealer nor the FBI, which runs background checks on firearm buyers, has any basis to doubt that statement. After buying a firearm, that person ordinarily would escape charges for illegal gun possession unless he happened to be caught with drugs. Biden—whose crack habit was widely known, especially after he published his 2021 memoir Beautiful Things—is unusual in that respect.

Second, "prohibited persons" like Biden are rarely prosecuted even when they are caught trying to buy guns. In fiscal year 2017, according to a 2018 report from the Government Accountability Office, federal background checks "resulted in about 112,000 denied transactions." The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) "referred about 12,700" of those cases for "further investigation" by its field offices. Yet as of June 2018, the Justice Department had prosecuted just 12 of those cases, which represents about 0.01 percent of the blocked transactions and 0.09 percent of the cases investigated by the ATF.

Third, the statutory maximums are a misleading indication of what typically happens even when prohibited gun buyers are prosecuted. In fiscal year 2021, according the U.S. Sentencing Commission, 7,454 people received sentences for violating 18 USC 922(g). In addition to unlawful users of controlled substances, that provision covers several other broad categories of people who are not allowed to own guns. They include people with conviction records involving crimes punishable by more than a year of incarceration, who accounted for most of the cases identified by the commission.

Keeping that point in mind, 97 percent of the defendants received prison sentences, and the average sentence was 60 months. That includes the impact of mandatory minimums under other statutes, which applied in less than 10 percent of the cases.

Unlike the typical defendant sentenced under 18 USC 922(g), Biden has no prior criminal record. Under federal sentencing guidelines, it looks like his "base offense level" would be 12, which corresponds to a recommended sentence of 10 to 16 months for someone with zero criminal history points.

LOL, BOLD emphasis mine. I wonder if Reason will be writing a similar article for every Black kid "typical defendant" that gets charged under the same law.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Jul 27 2023 20:31 utc | 64

I submit that 'tis best to observe developments and leave off predictions. This is advised not least because the observer belongs to developments observed and predictions are by nature self-incriminating. Report what is observed, estimate their significance, correlate with plans, if present, if desired, but never, ever draw conclusions.

Posted by: The Rev. David R. Gr | Jul 27 2023 20:43 utc | 65

For the guys complaining there are not any ukranian militias.
politnavigator. net

In Kharkiv, the SBU detained a man who helped Russia prepare an air attack.

About it, the correspondent of "PolitNavigator" reports, the press service of the SBU.

"The counterintelligence Service of the Security Service detained a Russian agent who was preparing a new air strike of the Russian Federation on Kharkiv. The attacker was part of the intelligence apparatus of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Federation (better known as the GRU), " the report says.

It is indicated that the man drove around the territory of the city and secretly recorded the locations of the Ukrainian security forces.

"In addition, he was interested in the coordinates of railway junctions where military equipment and ammunition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are unloaded for the defenders of the city and Ukrainian defenders on the front line. During such attacks, the person involved also tried to determine details about the operation of strategically important industrial facilities, including local airlines, " the source added.

According to the investigation, the detainee was a local resident who supported the Russian operation.

The man is taken into custody, he faces life imprisonment.

Posted by: Per/Norway | Jul 27 2023 20:45 utc | 66

No one cares. Democrats with a big D think this is the desperate delusions of the Trump dead enders. Most of the public have long abandoned hope. The story is too complex and no one is trying to follow it. A few Dems think it all shows the evil hand of Putin.

There will be no real prosecution forthcoming. If there is a simulacrum of prosecution that only means this is the chosen method for deposing Biden. The script writing is bad, the rehearsal was skipped, some improvisation is happening. The improv provides small moments of drama. Otherwise it is a horrible farce.

My preferred plot twist would be Hunter overdoses and dies. For public consumption. More likely he is exiled to some remote corner with an adequate supply of drugs and hookers and an allowance. Anyway when his father dies, which will be soon enough, his life is basically over.

Posted by: oldhippie | Jul 27 2023 20:52 utc | 67

The Prosecution and the the Defence on the same team? Rookie error missing out the judge?

Posted by: marcjf | Jul 27 2023 21:03 utc | 68

Many observers here predict that Hunter's troubles will soon magically vanish. Somehow we don't even need to refute complicated stuff like this. Give it a week and everyone will have completely forgotten. Hunter Who? Another token of the totality of thought-control, within the ambit of our agitprop machine.

My own back-assward assessment: How could the subject of $10 million, $5 million apiece for Biden père et fils, from Ukraine no less, possibly persist upon our diaphanous airwaves? That would be way too strong an infusion of truth for current conditions. Exposure of the Biden crime family, especially their feeding at the Ukraine trough, is the next-best thing to a national security threat.

Posted by: Aleph_Null | Jul 27 2023 21:20 utc | 69

Joe Biden cannot be nominated again. There are just too many skeletons. The closet is overflowing.
Certainly Hunter will be protected and Biden won't be impeached. But those are massive gifts from the oligarchy.
They won't want another four years of having to put out fires. Somewhere in the Democratic Party there must be someone relatively clean. Someone who can be run instead. And just about anyone, bar Joe, could beat Trump.

Posted by: bevin | Jul 27 2023 21:47 utc | 70

My preferred plot twist would be Hunter overdoses and dies. For public consumption. More likely he is exiled to some remote corner with an adequate supply of drugs and hookers and an allowance. Anyway when his father dies, which will be soon enough, his life is basically over.

Posted by: oldhippie | Jul 27 2023 20:52 utc | 65

Or maybe not. The only thing that makes Hunter Biden even remotely interesting is his connection to Joe Biden. If Joe Biden dies, no one will care about Hunter Biden anymore. He will be allowed to retire to some remote corner with an adequeate supply of drugs and hookers. When he overdoses, it will not even make the headlines.

Posted by: Martina | Jul 27 2023 22:01 utc | 71

Once the smoke clears the judge should request that the Bar Association look into how such a "misunderstanding" between the defense and the prosecution could occur. Either it was staggering incompetence or staggering malfeasance on the part of one side, or both sides.

Posted by: Babel-17 | Jul 27 2023 22:11 utc | 72

Posted by: begob | Jul 27 2023 18:46 utc | 44

@Scorpion

Hard to credit that a court clerk would remove a document from the court file on the strength of a phone call: I'd expect the clerk to require the request in writing, which itself would be placed on the file.

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You obviously didn't read the article. The person was in the Court and talked to the Clerk in person shortly before the Judge entered so that she would know procedurally how to rise and object if a rubber-stamp process ensued.


Julianne Murray: It felt great to feel like, okay, made a difference in this… Going into the proceeding today, I went up to the Clerk of the Court. I had spoken with the other Council for Heritage and we had decided that if they made any move to seal the proceedings today, any of the documents, anything like that, that we were going to intervene and make an application right there that it’s improper because there’s a Third Circuit case that basically says pleas are open to the public.

Judicial documents that are open to the public. So I’m sitting in the back with my notepad figuring, okay, I may be walking up to the podium well, the room’s full of Marshall Secret Service and said, here’s the deal. And I said, who do I need to talk to about this? Because if they say the word that this is going under seal, I am standing up and I am walking up to that podium.

She tells me to go talk to the Clerk of the Court. I talk to her and I explain it. And I said, I know you guys don’t like surprises. I want you to know this is coming. And she said, I’m telling the judge. So the judge knew, and I firmly believe that the way that this proceeding went down in terms of everything that was read into the record and all the stuff that happened was a result of that.

There is more in the article earlier about the shenanigans involving the amicus brief which the Judge also must have been informed about. In any case, it was much more than your imagined 'phone call.'

Posted by: Scorpion | Jul 27 2023 22:24 utc | 73

He does not really have many options. I've always suspected that Zelensky has him by the balls.

Posted by: b4real | Jul 27 2023 18:31 utc | 40
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And who has Z by the balls, eh? The same networks that killed the Republic in 2020.

Time for a little poetry:

Big fleas have little fleas
Upon their backs to bite 'em;
And little fleas have smaller fleas
And so ad infinitum!

Or if you are a stickler for originals:

On Poetry: A Rapsody, 1733:

The Vermin only teaze and pinch
Their Foes superior by an Inch.
So, Nat'ralists observe, a Flea
Hath smaller Fleas that on him prey,
And these have smaller yet to bite 'em,
And so proceed ad infinitum:
Thus ev'ry Poet, in his Kind
Is bit by him that comes behind.

I suspect this poem is duplicated manifold as tiles on the wall of the bathrooms off the Corridor of Power in Deep State Tower.

Posted by: Scorpion | Jul 27 2023 22:31 utc | 74

This is just part of the thirdworldisation of Amerikastan. In Asia and Africa the children of the powerful routinely commit crimes and sell influence, even and especially in democratic systems, knowing that they can get away with it. In India they have murdered people in public, one time a Bollywood starlet acting as a barmaid for refusing to serve a drink after legal hours, and nothing happened. Something will only happen with Hunter Bidet if the DayMockRatIck tribe has decided to force Joe Bidet to not run again. Going after Bidet himself would mean that they adnit backing a criminal and keeping him in power so they'll go after his son.

Posted by: Biswapriya Purkayast | Jul 27 2023 23:02 utc | 75

LOOK!!

A UFO!!! Lots of them!! (We have the proof...)

Mitch McConnell froze!

More Trump charges!

Just done watching one MSM broadcast, not a single mention of the President's only surviving son.

Posted by: BroncoBilly | Jul 27 2023 23:07 utc | 76

All I care about is this drama and news cycle will keep the rat-fuckers (political deep ops) busy as the business of empire falls apart globally in record time. You cannot juggle everything! ;) Please, try!

Posted by: titmouse | Jul 27 2023 23:08 utc | 77

Posted by: Echo Chamber | Jul 27 2023 17:38 utc | 37

We could never be that lucky, but would be great if it worked out that way. Neither could win against almost anyone else from the other party. We're looking at a clash of two of the most proven useless POTUS in my lifetime, and that includes Bush jr.

Posted by: MillerJ | Jul 27 2023 23:09 utc | 78

I said it at Scheerpost under Patrick Lawrence's latest article on the Biden Crime Family and I'll say it again here.

The moment this story: https://nypost.com/2023/07/20/the-joe-biden-bribe-allegations-need-a-special-counsel-now/ reaches critical mass (meaning too many skeletons start falling out of the closet referenced by bevin) either in the MSM or with the appointment of a Special Counsel, there will be a BIG EVENT in Ukraine, likely relating to the ZNPP (IOW, a false flag), timed to completely brush anything Biden corruption-related out of the news cycle.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Jul 27 2023 23:18 utc | 79

Hunter and the Wynken, Blynken, Nod, and Nudge (WBNN) Misadministration being influenced by Russia, China, and Banderastan, or influencing Banderastan and trying to do the same to Russia and China? Treason for being foreign agents, or for undermining our democracy due to imperialism, censorship, and crimes against humanity? Plus the spin is designed to get the likes of the malevolent manatee Michael Ricardus Pompeius (s)elected after the two dozen or so contenders crash and burn like the current WBNN misadministration.

Posted by: William Haught | Jul 27 2023 23:19 utc | 80

And just about anyone, bar Joe, could beat Trump.

Posted by: bevin | Jul 27 2023 21:47 utc | 68

Going to have to respectfully disagree with that. Trump remains very popular and if the choice was between, say, Gavin Newsom and Donald J. Trump, it'd probably end up a lot like 2016 did. "Look at California" is just too big a PR play for the GOP.

Regardless, the 2024 election is going to be an outright shitshow. Can't wait to see who the oligarchic kleptocrat elite shove in our faces, but I sure as shit won't be voting for them.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Jul 27 2023 23:22 utc | 81

I'll tell you when you can be sure the DayMockRatIck tribe has decided to force Joe Bidet to not run again.

Recently I checked the Wikipedia article on former Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin, the man Bidet ordered Porkyshenko to fire. This is what the article says now:

"Shokin's removal played a central role in the Biden–Ukraine conspiracy theory because when U.S. Vice President Joe Biden pressured the Ukrainian government to fire him, Shokin was investigating Burisma a company tied to his son, Hunter Biden..."

A few weeks ago it said that Shokin was fired amid false claims that Joe Biden had...

You'll note the change in language, but they are still leaving it open.

If and once they stop claiming it's false, you know that Bidet is being dumped.

Posted by: Biswapriya Purkayast | Jul 27 2023 23:57 utc | 82

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Jul 27 2023 23:22 utc | 79

Fully agree. I just won't vote. What's the point? Almost a rhyme. The stickers they give you are lame, too.

The Democratic party for sure is going to run Patrick Bateman Gavin Noose-om. I predict he wins.

Posted by: lex talionis | Jul 28 2023 0:40 utc | 83

Posted by: warxism | Jul 27 2023 20:10 utc | 61

Sorry, old man. I may have read that too fast.

But since you mentioned it, I really think the CCP is a Stalinist clique repressing Chinese workers and, revolution, more broadly.

Nonetheless, far and away better that the freaks of the western ruling class.

Posted by: Ahenobarbus | Jul 28 2023 0:42 utc | 84

On the hunter thing. Any regular person would get prison and wouldn't even be able to discuss future immunity for fear of getting even more prison by pissing them off. The prosecutors are two ziodem zombies who would do anything to keep Joe in power and Ukraine nightmare going full steam.

There are a lot of guys like those two in high places. The elite, as they think of themselves. For that reason Trump is going to run from a jail cell, like a reactionary Eugene Debs.

Oh and it won't really matter because they have a backdoor to those voting machines that replaced pesky paper ballots some time ago. Same backdoor they have at all the tech companies.

So it's a revolution of the wage slaves to seize the wealth stolen from them by finance capital, the class of "elite" new yorkers that run everything, and deploy it for the benefit of their fellows. ...or 4 more years of Biden and if he dies, which is likely, it will be cougar Kamala, whether we like it or not.

Democracy is dead here. It's raw power struggle now. And those in power want war with Russia/China until they regain their place in the world.

Turn the united States into a workers state! Send these fake elites to the dustbin of history where they belong!

Posted by: Ahenobarbus | Jul 28 2023 0:56 utc | 85

Posted by: Ahenobarbus | Jul 28 2023 0:42 utc | 82

Nonetheless, far and away better that the freaks of the western ruling class.

On this, we couldn't be more aligned.

I think the world could use a little more "Stalinism" while we're at it.

Posted by: warxism | Jul 28 2023 1:00 utc | 86

Posted by: lex talionis | Jul 28 2023 0:40 utc | 81

Nailed it. Totally Patrick Bateman!

Posted by: Ahenobarbus | Jul 28 2023 1:00 utc | 87

Good grief you guys. The Judge simply pointed out the deal wasn’t “tight enough” & to go back and fix it so that FARA can’t touch him.
I can’t believe any of you would think a sweetheart deal with DOJ and Defense Attorney would wind up in the hands of a “righteous” civil servant Judge doing “the right thing”. She was there to make sure he’s untouchable, or to keep it open for leverage forever…

Posted by: Trubind1 | Jul 28 2023 1:03 utc | 88

Posted by: Trubind1 | Jul 28 2023 1:03 utc | 86

I thought it was more to preserve the appear of justice, just the appearance mind you. There is nearly no trust in any branch of government. The judiciary tends to be a little more clever so they sense it more readily than a brain dead pelosi, McConnell or Biden.

The deal has been a political target of Republicans and trump. Whatever you think of crazy Uncle trump, he is popular. Half the country voted for him and now they're watching their boy get slaughtered. That's a lot of pissed off voters. Judges pick up on that stuff.

Posted by: Ahenobarbus | Jul 28 2023 1:28 utc | 89


Once again I am amazed/appalled at the faith so many amerikans even here display in their crooked since birth political system.
It is, was & always will be a 100% corrupt structure that since its inception been entirely focussed on keeping the wealthy wealthy and powerful & the unwealthy poor and powerless.
Those who imagine that there could be any result in the quadrennial prez beauty contest which changes that momentum are simply delusional because as with all allegedly important positions in the structure a move by anyone including the prez which does not have the support of the bulk of humans in important positions in the rest of the structure cannot succeed.
The examples of this are legion, most of the recent ones having been in the trump administration where 'the structure' aka the blob, the borg or whatever appellation a particular outside group may give it, had great fun in stymying trump who was too stupid to understand this rule #1.

eg Syria where his commander in chief's order to bring all troops home was simply ignored or the weak arsed attempt trump made to cease the prosecution of Julian Assange was blocked by all with any means necessary including threats of impeachment from senior rethugs if trump pardoned any problematic human such as Assange or Snowden.

By all means go right ahead and vote if it makes you feel better but understand that doing so even in vast number won't change anything.
As we have previously discussed a system has been constructed where any decision can never be made then implemented by any one human, prez or not. The entire cabal of corrupt sociopaths is required to support any alteration in the make war & money or die construct.

Posted by: Debsisdead | Jul 28 2023 1:46 utc | 90

Posted by: Debsisdead | Jul 28 2023 1:46 utc | 88

As we have previously discussed a system has been constructed where any decision can never be made then implemented by any one human, prez or not. The entire cabal of corrupt sociopaths is required to support any alteration in the make war & money or die construct.

Your whole post was excellent, but this is really the capstone. As bad as jurists are, they at least understand how this monstrosity shambles. Their checks and balances are checks and balances on democracy, not anything remotely representing it. They are internal controls on anarchy amongst the wealthy, and there is no actor in the entire establishment who can upend the way things work when the brownshirts of the elites in the CIA and intelligence behemoth will do anything to keep their jobs.

Posted by: warxism | Jul 28 2023 1:57 utc | 91

@ Ahenobarbus | Jul 27 2023 16:35 utc | 21

when was the last time it made war on another country? How many millions of innocents have been slaughtered in the imperialist adventures of the US just since 2000?

the CCP has made war with practically all its direct neighbors (Russia, Vietnam, India, the nine dash line). It has sacrificed tons of people in the Korean war (including Chinese), supporting sociopath Pol Pot but mostly in stupid experiments on its own population (Great Leap Backwards, Cultural Revolution). Since when do Chinese deaths don't count anymore?

It is true that the US MICIMATT is deadlier overseas, but its neglect of domestic deaths due to fentanyl etc. is criminal.

Posted by: Antonym | Jul 28 2023 2:30 utc | 92

Posted by: Antonym | Jul 28 2023 2:30 utc

Try harder.

Posted by: Ahenobarbus | Jul 28 2023 2:39 utc | 93

Seems to me that we have a government by and for the lawyers. Perhaps a bulldog type attorney
such as Bobby Kennedy might be the one to take on the task of cleaning out the stables. Sure appears to me that he takes after his Dad.

As the old saying from 2016(gender changed), I'm with him!

Posted by: Morongobill | Jul 28 2023 2:50 utc | 94

@ Ahenobarbus | Jul 28 2023 2:39 utc | 91

How many dead Chinese count for every foreign death in your calculations?

Please go and visit the Chinese countryside today and find out how Paradise is.

Posted by: Antonym | Jul 28 2023 2:56 utc | 95

Fantastic article here, thanks.

The tools of State corruption exposed! Seems like there are cracks in the facade spreading.

Posted by: Doctor Eleven | Jul 28 2023 3:27 utc | 96

Antonym, why wouldn't I just go to Detroit?

You know, to see paradise and all.

Posted by: Doctor Eleven | Jul 28 2023 3:30 utc | 97

Please go and visit the Chinese countryside today and find out how Paradise is.

Posted by: Antonym | Jul 28 2023 2:56 utc | 93

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For relaxation.

By the way, I am well aware that this is a professional production that depicts Chinese country life in an overly idealized and unrealistic way. Mrs. Liziqi has since pulled out due to a legal dispute with the production company.

Still worth a look for those who are interested.

https://www.youtube.com/@cnliziqi

Posted by: Nobody | Jul 28 2023 3:35 utc | 98

@ Doctor Eleven | Jul 28 2023 3:30 utc | 95

Shure the US became a dump too, also thanks to WEF types. The EU is trying to catch up in their race to the plebs bottom too.
Avoid globalist WEF dominated territories.

Posted by: Antonym | Jul 28 2023 3:37 utc | 99

Posted by: Debsisdead | Jul 28 2023 1:46 utc | 88

Trump never made any moves, nor discussed seriously the pardoning of Julian Assange except in the fairy tale scenario where Assange would confirm that it was Seth Rich who leaked the emails, or something as bizarre as that. Trump's administration gleefully indicted Assange and by no means was that some kind of about face based on getting some heat taken off of him in D.C. or for political favors of some kind. Utterly ridiculous. Trump never made any attempt to cease the prosecution; he initiated it. Obama had previously refused FFS.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Jul 28 2023 3:44 utc | 100

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