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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Danziger: Off Thin Ice

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.

Mueller Filing Discloses Extensive Cooperation By Flynn

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

In a new and expected sentencing memo Tuesday night, Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed that he was pleased with former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s cooperation in the Russia investigation.

The filing recommends that Flynn’s sentence, which he will receive for pleading guilty to lying to the FBI, can be substantially shortened because of his extensive cooperation with the probe.

“Given the defendant’s substantial assistance and other considerations set forth below, a sentence at the low end of the guideline range—including a sentence that does not impose a term of incarceration—is appropriate and warranted,” the memo said.…

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Experts Ridicule Corsi’s Criminal Complaint’ Against Mueller

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Special counsel Robert Mueller is closing in on Jerome Corsi, a noted Birther conspiracy theorist and associate of GOP strategist Roger Stone, who is accused of serving as a link between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia-linked vigilante intelligence group WikiLeaks.

Mueller offered Corsi a plea bargain of one count of perjury, but Corsi rejected it. Instead, he has another plan to get out of trouble: get Mueller prosecuted instead.

With the assistance of Larry Klayman, a far-right antigovernment attorney who once tried to organize a 2013 protest on the National Mall to make President Barack Obama “come out with [his] hands up,” Corsi claimed to have “filed” a 78-page “criminal complaint” against Mueller with the Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, several Justice Department officials including the Inspector General, and the disciplinary counsel for the District of Columbia Bar.…

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