Occam, Trump, and Russia

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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by Kolohe » 03 Dec 2017, 11:17

That thru me for a bit because I thought the Erickson was Erick.
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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by thoreau » 03 Dec 2017, 11:19

A good thread:

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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by Aresen » 03 Dec 2017, 11:20

I think the members of Trump's legal team are gaining a new appreciation of the meaning of 'losses due friendly fire.'
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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by thoreau » 03 Dec 2017, 14:57

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/03/politics/ ... index.html

Lawyers, help me out: If your client fired someone to stop an investigation, would you advise your client to issue a statement saying that your client knew that the subject of the investigation had lied to the FBI?
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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by Kolohe » 03 Dec 2017, 18:34

thoreau wrote:
03 Dec 2017, 11:19
A good thread:

It threw off what was likely a lot of planning and analyses and contingencies that various agencies had prepared.
It's not the strongest argument that a new administration undid the staff work of the previous one. It happens pretty much every time (by design) a different party takes power, and even sometimes when it doesn't.
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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by Mo » 03 Dec 2017, 19:54

thoreau wrote:
03 Dec 2017, 14:57
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/03/politics/ ... index.html

Lawyers, help me out: If your client fired someone to stop an investigation, would you advise your client to issue a statement saying that your client knew that the subject of the investigation had lied to the FBI?
I don't think lawyers typically write 'pled'.
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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by the innominate one » 03 Dec 2017, 21:32

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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by the innominate one » 03 Dec 2017, 21:41

Well said.

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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by Taktix® » 04 Dec 2017, 01:29

Mo wrote:
03 Dec 2017, 19:54
thoreau wrote:
03 Dec 2017, 14:57
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/03/politics/ ... index.html

Lawyers, help me out: If your client fired someone to stop an investigation, would you advise your client to issue a statement saying that your client knew that the subject of the investigation had lied to the FBI?
I don't think lawyers typically write 'pled'.
This is bogus. Trump tweeted it, the lawyer realized it meant he admitted to obstruction of justice (since he fired Flynn before asking the FBI to stop investigating him), so they came up with the best cover story they could, which is "some else had my phone"...
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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by Aresen » 04 Dec 2017, 08:38

Taktix® wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 01:29
Mo wrote:
03 Dec 2017, 19:54
thoreau wrote:
03 Dec 2017, 14:57
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/03/politics/ ... index.html

Lawyers, help me out: If your client fired someone to stop an investigation, would you advise your client to issue a statement saying that your client knew that the subject of the investigation had lied to the FBI?
I don't think lawyers typically write 'pled'.
This is bogus. Trump tweeted it, the lawyer realized it meant he admitted to obstruction of justice (since he fired Flynn before asking the FBI to stop investigating him), so they came up with the best cover story they could, which is "some else had my phone"...
Apologies to DAR and Andrew, but who among us hasn't wanted to throw a lawyer under the bus?
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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by Mo » 04 Dec 2017, 08:44

Because last time, "If the president does it, it's not illegal," was invoked, it worked out marvelously.
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Those who know history are doomed to deja vu.
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Post by Warren » 04 Dec 2017, 10:19

I can't tell if he's actually trying to get impeached or simply going mad.
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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by nicole » 04 Dec 2017, 10:42

Warren wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 10:19
I can't tell if he's actually trying to get impeached or simply going mad.
tfw you've lost Warren
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Post by Warren » 04 Dec 2017, 10:52

nicole wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 10:42
Warren wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 10:19
I can't tell if he's actually trying to get impeached or simply going mad.
tfw you've lost Warren
The hell?
I've never supported DJT beyond recognizing that being batshit crazy and politically incompetent made him better than the sane, accomplished alternatives. I still think that is the case. Indeed it grows move evident every day. It's why I'm so terrified at the prospect of him leaving office early. The next guy is going to be much worse.
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Post by thoreau » 04 Dec 2017, 11:02

So, you don't support him but you do think his unique traits make him better than the alternatives, and you don't want him removed and replaced.

In political terms that is awfully close to support.
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Post by Warren » 04 Dec 2017, 11:15

thoreau wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 11:02
So, you don't support him but you do think his unique traits make him better than the alternatives, and you don't want him removed and replaced.

In political terms that is awfully close to support.
Well in that case, he hasn't "lost" me yet either. I am still irritated by the Arpaio pardon, but in the grand scheme of things, Joe's no threat going forward. He's lost his claws and fangs.
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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by Shem » 04 Dec 2017, 11:36

In a year, when we're talking about Senator Arpaio, I'm going to remind you of this.
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Post by Warren » 04 Dec 2017, 11:41

Shem wrote:
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In a year, when we're talking about Senator Arpaio, I'm going to remind you of this.
Ha ha ha. That would be scary.
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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by Aresen » 04 Dec 2017, 11:44

the innominate one wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 09:04
Those who know history are doomed to deja vu.
That is so sigged.
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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by the innominate one » 04 Dec 2017, 11:52

Thanks for the honor. Of course, I should have used "remember" in place of know.
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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by Kolohe » 04 Dec 2017, 11:56

Mo wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 08:44
Because last time, "If the president does it, it's not illegal," was invoked, it worked out marvelously.
In the long run, well, yeah it did.
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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by Warren » 04 Dec 2017, 12:14

Kolohe wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 11:56
Mo wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 08:44
Because last time, "If the president does it, it's not illegal," was invoked, it worked out marvelously.
In the long run, well, yeah it did.
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Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Post by Kolohe » 04 Dec 2017, 12:23

Nixon wound up dying of natural causes, on his own posh estate on a California shore, with the respect of all of his peers.

http://www.nytimes.com/1994/04/25/us/fo ... wanted=all

And the Republicans had gotten pretty much everything they wanted from government by that time.
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