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Danny Bateman last won the day on March 14

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About Danny Bateman

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  • Birthday 11/21/1991

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  1. Danny Bateman

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    It's the political equivalent of them telling their not-so-discerning base to "Look over there!" at a shiny red ball.
  2. Danny Bateman

    A man you can bait with a Tweet

    Absolutely I'm sure they use all kinds of colorful language in private. It just ruins the statesman role of POTUS to have him tweeting it out for all to see.
  3. Danny Bateman

    Immigration Ban

  4. Danny Bateman

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    Nadler issues a subpoena for the full Mueller report: They are also looking to have Mueller testify next month:
  5. Danny Bateman

    Trump-endorsed news sources

    Reminder that Assange isn't a journalist, but he is a heartless, dishonest prick. The Rich family is from Omaha, I believe. The pain Assange and tools like Hannity put them through is despicable.
  6. Danny Bateman

    A man you can bait with a Tweet

    It's weird to see a president use "bulls#!t" in an official capacity. Also, I can't believe dopes are still buying the whole "this thing was illegal" schtick.
  7. Danny Bateman

    Will There be War wt N Korea next 4 years

    Boy, North Korea really isn't excited about diplomacy with *checks notes* our cheap diplomat. Seems like things are going well on this front.
  8. Danny Bateman

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    That's just it. there is not now, nor has there ever been, any punishment in trumpworld for not telling the truth. Lies are but a tool that are used as means to an end. That's obviously extended into his presidency, as well as extending to anyone who needs to lie if it benefits him. Trump is a pathological liar who's never actually been held accountable for his lies.
  9. Danny Bateman

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    Took me a second to figure out how all of this was supposed to be together, but holy cow way to go Barr. Doesn't look like you were trying to deliberately mislead the public or anything.
  10. Danny Bateman

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    He doesn't have to say yes. If he refuses to testify, the House can serve him up a subpoena which requires his testimony. If he does not comply, they can direct the Seargeant At Arms of the House Senate to go get the president and literally bring him to Congress to testify. If Trump still refuses he can entirely lawfully be locked up until he is compelled to comply. I mean, at this point, you'd have Republicans lighting torches and grabbing pitchforks, screaming overreach. But this would be pretty dystopian territory anyway, only because the president refuses to follow our norms and rules. Edit: Oops, it's the Senate Sergeant at Arms that can detain anyone, including the president. That probably means it's a no-go under Mitch McConnell's longstanding "Don't let anything bad happen to Trump" policy.
  11. Danny Bateman

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    So sticking with the theme that Mueller believes certain actions are outside of his purview and must be left to others... This decision would seem to indicate he believes another group, perhaps an independent branch of government that is constitutionally-endowed with the power and duty to provide checks and balances on the other branches, should then interview Trump, correct? The answers they gave were inadequate. He didn't believe it was his job (or worth the fight) to force Trump to interview under oath. I've been called nuts recently for believing this, but it still seems to me we're slowly cruising towards an eventual testimony, under oath, by the president in front of Congress. Is that nuts?
  12. Danny Bateman

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    You're right. Unfortunately a lot of the criminal statutes people were hoping Trump would get nailed on are predicated on intent. As in, they have to be able to prove the president and his men were KNOWINGLY doing things ON PURPOSE with a criminal intent. That's a massive legal hill to climb. It's undoubtably the reason we aren't referring the president a criminal this morning (he is one, FWIW, just in his personal capacity and not his governmental one ) @Swiv3D What Knapp said - the bar that constitutes criminality is too high, but the bar for impeachment is "high crimes and misdemeanors" meaning whatever Congress wants it to be. It's a much lower bar that has to be cleared for Trump to be impeached.
  13. Danny Bateman

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    Oh okay. It's cool that the chief contact between the American public and POTUS pulls stuff out of her butt because reasons. Neat.
  14. Danny Bateman

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    SO MUCH THIS. Disregard Barr. I actually would've preferred Sessions at this juncture because at least he was recused. Barr is nothing more than a lackey foot soldier putting the GOP above the country.
  15. Danny Bateman

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    Trump and his allies benefit if they're able to successfully make this a dichotomous outcome: Either they colluded with Russia or they did nothing wrong. Only simple people believe life happens in black and white, however. There are a lot of different shades and nuances to reality. Come to think of it, the way Trump pitches a lot of his political ideas is black and white, too. "Build that wall or crime rules all," "Repeal the ACA or you get horrible socialized medicine," "Tear children away from their families and terrorize them or they'll all just keep coming." "No oversight can be done on me or it's presidential harassment by angry Democrats." I could keep going. If you ever wonder why, refer back to the bit about simple people.