Just another signal that nothing real is going on. – Normally the resignation of a single U.S. Attorney is no cause for concern or even much notice. But this one is different.
On Monday, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas John Bash announced his sudden resignation, effective this Friday. Bash, if you remember, is one of at least 5 U.S. Attorneys around the country who has been assigned by Attorney General William Barr to assist John Durham in his supposed Spygate/Obamagate investigation. Bash was assigned to this role shortly after it was publicly revealed that then-Vice Presient Joe Biden had personally participated in the illegal unmasking of General Mike Flynn during the waning days of the Obama presidency.
From the official DOJ release on Bash’s resignation:
SAN ANTONIO, Tex. – U.S. Attorney John F. Bash announced today that he will resign from the Department of Justice on Friday, October 9, 2020, at 11:59pm. U.S. Attorney Bash issued the following statement:
This Friday—eight years to the day after I first joined the Department of Justice—I will step down as United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas. Last month I accepted an offer for a position in the private sector and informed the Attorney General of my decision. I tendered formal letters of resignation to both the President and the Attorney General this morning.
The Attorney General has elected to appoint Gregg Sofer to succeed me as U.S. Attorney. Gregg is an inspired choice. He is a veteran Department of Justice attorney, serving first in the National Security Division at Main Justice and then for over a decade as a national-security specialist in our Austin office. In the latter role, he built a reputation as a dogged and tremendously effective prosecutor. In 2018, I selected Gregg to serve as our office’s Criminal Division Chief, where he designed and implemented significant improvements to our operations, oversaw thousands of prosecutions, and provided me with invaluable advice on a range of important issues and cases. Since early this year, he has served in Washington, D.C., as Counselor to the Attorney General. He will make an excellent U.S. Attorney.
Attorney General William Barr offered the following statement:
I offer my gratitude to John Bash for his service as United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas. Since 2017, John has successfully led one of the largest U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the country. John has made significant contributions to the Department of Justice, including his service on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. I appreciate his service to our nation and to the Justice Department, and I wish him the very best.
Folks, this is just another signal that you should not expect anything real to ever come out of the Durham “investigation.” Think about it: If you’re a U.S. Attorney and you are in the midst of really getting to the bottom of a literal coup d’etat, of what is without question the single most important political scandal in U.S. history, do you just up and resign to take another job?
There will be no perp walks from Mr. Durham. No indictments, no prosecutions, not even a “report” summarizing his findings. Durham is just another swampy guy playing out the string and hoping for a Biden win so he can just sweep what little he may have done to this point under that huge DC Swamp rug. Mr. Bash is just getting out while the getting is good.
You should do the same.
This is about to happen in Portland. – Having a communist Democrat idiot like Ted Wheeler as their Mayor is apparently not depraved enough for the majority of Portland residents. A new poll finds the incumbent buffoon running 11 points behind this:
Look at the skirt. pic.twitter.com/kAu3a3PgUF
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 5, 2020
From a story at Willamette Week:
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler trails his challenger Sarah Iannarone by 11 points, according to a poll of likely voters conducted by DHM Research on behalf of the Portland Business Alliance.
The results were presented at a PBA meeting last week.
Wheeler polled at 30% to Iannarone’s 41%, with the remaining 29% of surveyed voters split between writing in a candidate (16%) or remaining undecided (13%). It’s an especially notable result given that the poll was not conducted by either campaign, though PBA is supporting the mayor. (The poll has a four percentage point margin of error.)
For those unaware, Iannarone describes herself as “the Antifa candidate.” Not kidding. Also note that the Portland Business Alliance, whose members have been so devasted by the unending riots allowed to linger all summer by Wheeler, are actually supporting the incumbent because Iannarone is such a repugnant alternative.
Portland is a lost city filled with lost people.
Can the federal courts save America? – They’ve been trying to do exactly that over the past few weeks, with appellate courts overturning a series of clearly anti-constitutional decisions issued by Obama judges related to voting and after-election day vote counting in a variety of potential swing states.
Monday saw another crucial case go the right way, this time in South Carolina. From story at RedState.com:
Late Monday afternoon the Supreme Court issued a “Stay” with regard to an order from a South Carolina federal district court judge who rewrote a provision of South Carolina election law due to the impact of COVID 19.
Judge Julianna Michelle Childs, an appointee of President Obama, granted an injunction for Plaintiffs preventing the South Carolina election officials from enforcing a provision of South Carolina election law requiring a witness signature on an absentee ballot envelope. Judge Childs set for the relief being sought by the plaintiffs as follows:
The instant Motion seeks to enjoin four provisions related to absentee voting in South Carolina. Plaintiffs allege that the application of three of these provisions during the COVID-19 pandemic violates the United States Constitution and federal law and seek injunctive relief solely for the upcoming November 2020 General Election. The three provisions at issue include: the requirement that another individual must witness a voter’s signature on an absentee ballot envelope for the ballot to be counted (“Witness Requirement”).
After about 60 pages of legal sophistry, Judge Childs finally gets around to holding the same way every other Obama-appointed Judge has held — that COVID 19 changes everything. Election law requirements that are fine without a pandemic, are unconstitutional infringements on the right to vote under the Fourteenth Amendment with a pandemic. But everything will be fine again when Donald Trump is no longer running for re-election:
….the court GRANTS Plaintiffs’ Motion for Injunction as to the Witness Requirement and ENJOINS Defendants, their respective agents, officers, employees, successors, and all persons acting in concert with each or any of them, from enforcing the Witness Requirement set forth in S.C. Code Ann. § 7-15-380, and from enforcing the Witness Requirement set forth in any other South Carolina statutes, on registered absentee voters only during the November 2020 General Election occurring in the State of South Carolina.
But the Supreme Court’s emergency “stay” prevents Judge Childs order from being enforced — and does so in terms that make it absolutely clear the state election law on requiring signatures on absentee ballot envelopes will be enforced four weeks from now.
So, chalk up another win for truth, justice and the constitution.
Elections matter, folks. Judges matter.
Speaking of judges… – Ted Cruz had some interesting things to say about Chief Justice John Roberts and the series of inexplicable decisions he has issued over the past four years, always siding with the court’s liberal minority.
From a story at JustTheNews.com:
Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz says Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts “despises Donald Trump,” which accounts for a number of the decisions he had made from the top seat on the high court in recent years.
In an appearance on David Brody’s recently launched show “The Water Cooler,” Senator Cruz, an attorney and author of the new book “One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History,” told the host that “John Roberts has become the new Sandra Day O’Connor.”
Cruz said he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence, who in an interview last month, told David Brody that Justice Roberts has been a “disappointment to conservatives.”
However, Cruz believes that part of Roberts’ pivot away from conservative-minded jurisprudence is motivated by personal hatred toward the president. “I think it is personal,” said the senator.
“It is difficult to come up with two human beings more antithetical than John Roberts and Donald Trump, in every respect,” he continued.
That is all.
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