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Jun 20, 2023Liked by David Kurtz

I disagree with your assessment that it is “water under the bridge.” Our country, democracy, and the rule of law have suffered immeasurably as a result of the DOj’s not wanting to look politically partisan. Which by itself, was a politically motivated decision. There is much value in examining and rehashing this negligence, as in all situations in which there must be accountability and consequences. If you are inept or negligent in your job, you usually get demoted or fired. These stakes are exponentially larger. This is not a “let bygones be bygones” situation and there needs to be accountability to the American people who have seen and heard the criminal evidence a full 15 months ago. Any one of us would be in jail by now.

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I never thought I'd see the day that Mike Pence doesn't care that we've all noticed what a flaming hypocrite and liar he is. Jesus sees you, Mike LOL

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I appreciate today’s summary; however I would appreciate your perspective on the Leonnig piece that Emptywheel, Bill Palmer and a few others call out gaps and blatant inaccuracies on dates and omissions of Proud Boys, and the notion that the Jan 6 Committee was ahead of DOJ. Why would WAPO risk putting that out? To whose benefit? Thanks!

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Not Mueller, the crimes he investigated to produce his report. Mueller interviewed something like 500 witness and was able to identify at least ten crimes that he recommended DOJ file charges on. He would've filed the charge himself but he felt constrained by the DOJ claiming he couldn't prosecute a president because Nixon. IMHO Mueller also refused to act because he is a lifelong Republican.

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"nearly everyone, including I’m afraid the highest levels of the Justice Department, have been slow to internalize" excepting 60 million internet smart alecs...

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