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Sunday News: “G-Man vs. the Mob Boss”; “Sessions abruptly cancels public testimony”; Be a Voter – an Informed One – on Tuesday


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, June 11. Virginia polls open in under 48 hours; I urge everyone to study up on the candidates and to exercise your right to vote.

  • Great endorsement for Tom Perriello!


  • On the “anti-Sharia” protests yesterday…


    • True Blue

      Indeed. One would think that the fearful guy (who tried a takeover of one of this blog’s articles) could have marched/protested at the Capital Pride March in DC yesterday if he felt that strongly about his LGBTQ status and concerns.

      • Yeah, he’s super confused. Also gotta love that he’s sticking by Trump, even though Trump has strongly aligned himself with the Sunni fundamentalist (aka, “Sharia law”) Saudi regime. A bit of contradiction/cognitive dissonance here? Hmmmm…

  • Andy Schmookler

    I see that Preet Bharara is back in the news (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fired-prosecutor-says-he-refused-trumps-call-and-lost-job-the-next-day_us_593d450be4b0c5a35ca04e24?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009). And the story he is telling is not only like Jim Comey’s, but it also reminds me of one of the classic detective stories told by C.K. Chesterton in his FATHER BROWN series.

    (I’d put Father Brown second only to Sherlock Holmes in the detective story pantheon– Chesterton’s purpose being more spiritual, less a matter of pure intellect, than Doyle’s in the Holmes mysteries.)

    In this particular Father Brown story, the case is solved by the realization that an entire battle had been created so that there would be many dead bodies among which the one corpse that the murderer had produced through his crime could be hidden.

    Now, how that connects with Preet Bharara– the U.S. Attorney that Trump first asked to stay on, and then fired from his position, which included jurisdiction over money laundering and over the part of Manhattan that includes Trump Tower.

    Trump apparently had tried to enlist Bharara in a one-to-one relationship, as he did with Comey. And as with Comey, that was entirely inappropriate. Bharara, recognizing this inappropriateness, did not return Trump’s calls. And it was apparently the next day that he was fired.

    But of course, it wasn’t Bharara alone who was fired. As in the Father Brown story, the perpetrator made sure that the field was strewn with an abundance of bodies: Trump fired ALL the U.S. attorneys nationwide– presumably hoping to obscure the crime involving the one body — Preet Bharara — whom he really wanted to bump off because he would not sacrifice his prosecutorial integrity to serve the President’s “corrupt intent.”