4 thoughts on “Do any Republicans own mirrors?

  1. Mob rules says:

    “A lawyer for Colonel Vindman, the National Security Council’s Ukraine expert, sent a warning letter to Fox News on Wednesday seeking a retraction or correction of an October segment hosted by one of the network’s biggest personalities, Laura Ingraham, which baselessly suggested that the colonel, a decorated Iraq war veteran, might be guilty of espionage.” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/us/alexander-vindman-fox-news-espionage.html
    The letter sent by David Pressman, a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner, the law firm run by David Boies, also highlighted inflammatory statements made on the network by others, including President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr., who has repeatedly attacked Colonel Vindman, and Tucker Carlson, another prominent Fox host.
    “LTC Vindman and his family have been forced to examine options, including potentially moving onto a military base, in order to ensure their physical security in the face of threats rooted in the falsehood that Fox News originated,” Mr. Pressman wrote in the letter. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6555531-VIndman-Boies-LETTER.html
    Mr. Pressman’s letter mainly focused on an Oct. 28 segment of “The Ingraham Angle,” a show hosted by Ms. Ingraham, featuring an exchange between her and John Yoo, who was a top lawyer in the George W. Bush administration. https://www.mediamatters.org/trump-impeachment-inquiry/laura-ingraham-guest-suggests-congressional-witness-lt-col-vindman-may-be

    “A set of legal memoranda known as the “Torture Memos” were drafted by John Yoo as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the United States and signed in August 2002 by Assistant Attorney General Jay S. Bybee, head of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice. They advised the Central Intelligence Agency, the United States Department of Defense, and the President on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques: mental and physical torment and coercion such as prolonged sleep deprivation, binding in stress positions, and waterboarding, and stated that such acts, widely regarded as torture, might be legally permissible under an expansive interpretation of presidential authority during the “War on Terror”.
    Following accounts of the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq, one of the memos was leaked to the press in June 2004.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torture_Memos

  2. Looking-Glass says:

    A lawyer for an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani tells CNN that his client is willing to tell Congress about meetings Rep. Devin Nunes had in Vienna last year with a former Ukrainian prosecutor to discuss digging up dirt on Joe Biden. https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/22/politics/nunes-vienna-trip-ukrainian-prosecutor-biden/index.html
    Parnas’ claims that Nunes met with Shokin, which has not been previously reported, add further context to a Daily Beast report that Parnas helped arrange meetings and calls in Europe for Nunes last year, citing another Parnas’ lawyer, Ed MacMahon. https://www.thedailybeast.com/lev-parnas-helped-rep-devin-nunes-investigations
    Those revelations came to a head on Thursday when Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell raised the Daily Beast story publicly during the impeachment hearing.
    Devin Nunes’ reaction when Rep. Swalwell tied him to indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas https://twitter.com/TheRickyDavila/status/1197610831967440896

    • Parry, Mason says:

      “Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican member on the House Intelligence Committee, is reportedly threatening to sue CNN and The Daily Beast after the publications reported damaging allegations that could implicate him in the ongoing impeachment probe the committee is currently conducting.
      Nunes—who has been one of President Donald Trump’s fiercest defenders in the committee where Ukrainian “quid pro quo” allegations are currently being considered—faced calls to recuse himself and even to be investigated after it was alleged that he himself met with Ukrainian officials in order to discuss digging up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.
      If accurate, the claim would implicate Nunes in the events his committee is investigating: president Trump and associates allegedly attempting to enlist a foreign government to dig up dirt on a domestic political opponent, while Congressionally approved aid was withheld until the request was met.” https://www.newsweek.com/parnas-lawyers-nunes-ukraine-officials-meeting-lawsuit-1473679

    • Tangled webs says:

      “House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said Saturday that top House Intelligence Committee Republican Devin Nunes (Calif.) should face an ethics probe due to accusations that he met with a former Ukrainian prosecutor who is central to the impeachment inquiry.
      Asked in an MSNBC interview whether Nunes should be investigated, Smith said, “Quite likely, without question.” https://thehill.com/homenews/house/471799-house-armed-services-committee-chairman-says-ethics-investigation-into-nunes

      “Rudy Giuliani defends Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), saying he never heard of a meeting with Nunes and former Ukrainian official Viktor Shokin, but it would be OK if they had. CNN’s Vicky Ward has more on allegations the top Republican on the House intel committee met with an ex-Ukraine official to try to get information on Joe Biden.” https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/11/23/giuliani-defends-nunes-lev-parnas-willing-to-testify-vpx.cnn

      Meanwhile: “Internal State Department emails and documents released late Friday further implicate Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a campaign orchestrated this year by President Trump and his personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani to pressure Ukraine for political favors.” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/23/us/politics/pompeo-trump-ukraine-impeachment.html

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