Monday, May 25, 2020

MixedTimes - Joel B. Pollak

Judge in Michael Flynn Case Hires Brett Kavanaugh's Lawyer

Judge in Michael Flynn Case Hires Brett Kavanaugh's Lawyer

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, who is presiding over the trial of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, has hired Beth Wilkinson, an attorney who also represented Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation fight.

Blue State Blues: The Case for Pardoning Barack Obama

Blue State Blues: The Case for Pardoning Barack Obama

President Donald Trump should preemptively pardon former President Barack Obama for any crimes he may have committed in "Obamagate," the effort by the previous administration to frame the incoming one for "Russia collusion.

Darrell Issa, Judicial Watch Sue Gavin Newsom over Vote by Mail

Darrell Issa, Judicial Watch Sue Gavin Newsom over Vote by Mail

Former Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Judicial Watch sued California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday over his May 8 executive order allowing all voters in the state to vote by mail -- whether they had formally requested to do so, or not.

DOJ to Gavin Newsom: Start Reopening Churches in California

DOJ to Gavin Newsom: Start Reopening Churches in California

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) warned California Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday that his reopening plan discriminates against religion and must be modified to allow for religious services to reopen.

Joe Biden Falsely Accuses Trump of Ignoring Antisemitism

Joe Biden Falsely Accuses Trump of Ignoring Antisemitism

Former Vice President Joe Biden renewed his accusation that President Donald Trump is ignoring antisemitism -- even though the president condemned it at length, once again, just a few weeks ago.

Michael Flynn Asks D.C. Circuit to Dismiss Case, Replace Judge

Michael Flynn Asks D.C. Circuit to Dismiss Case, Replace Judge

Michael Flynn's lawyer filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday, seeking a "writ of mandamus" to compel a federal district court to dismiss the charges against him, as the Department of Justice (DOJ) requested last week.

House Republican Introduces Bill to Ban 'Ballot Harvesting'

House Republican Introduces Bill to Ban 'Ballot Harvesting'

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), ranking member of theCommittee on House Administration, introduced a bill last week to ban the practice of "ballot harvesting," which allows anyone to deliver unlimited numbers of ballots on others' behalf.

Primary Race in Iowa's 2nd District Heats Up over Abortion

Primary Race in Iowa's 2nd District Heats Up over Abortion

The Republican primary race in Iowa's second congressional district is heating up after a video of State Sen.Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Ottumwa) emerged recently in which she identified herself as "pro-choice.

Ilhan Omar on DOJ Dropping Michael Flynn Case: 'White Privilege'

Ilhan Omar on DOJ Dropping Michael Flynn Case: 'White Privilege'

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) reacted to news that the Department of Justice (DOJ) was dropping its case against former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.) on Thursday by calling it an example of "white privilege.

AP: DOJ Drops Michael Flynn Prosecution

AP: DOJ Drops Michael Flynn Prosecution

The Department of Justice is reportedly dropping its prosecution of former National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn (Ret.), according to the Associated Press.

DOJ Drops Michael Flynn Prosecution

DOJ Drops Michael Flynn Prosecution

The Department of Justice is reportedly dropping its prosecution of former National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn (Ret.), according to the Associated Press.

Michael Flynn Prosecutor Quits Case

Michael Flynn Prosecutor Quits Case

Brandon Van Grack, one of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's handpicked prosecutors, has withdrawn from the case against former National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn (Ret.).