Credibility

Glenn Greenwald Blew It Again

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One of the people who had fun dunking on people who follow the news and think for themselves was Glenn Greenwald. When Attorney General William Barr released his summary-not-a-summary of the Mueller Report, Glenn and his ilk had a fantastic time mocking people.

Uh, what happened, dude?

Special counsel Robert Mueller expressed concerns in a letter to Attorney General William Barr that Barr's four-page letter to Congress summarizing the "principal conclusions" of Mueller's findings didn't fully capture his 448-page report, according to a source with knowledge of Mueller's letter.

Later, Barr and Mueller spoke by phone and while Mueller didn't think Barr's letter was inaccurate, the special counsel believed his report was more nuanced on the obstruction of justice issue, according to Justice Department officials. Mueller was frustrated by media coverage, and wanted more of the report to come out, those officials told CNN.

So, the whole thing was fixed. Barr has no credibility now, none whatsoever. What we need to see now are hearings, unredacted elements of the Mueller Report, and a full scale inquiry into what the Attorney General was thinking when he obstructed justice when he failed to acknowledge that Trump obstructed justice.

Really, the whole thing is just one big obstruction, stretching from sea to shining sea. There’s so much obstruction of justice happening right now, it will take a decade to sort it all out.

Oh, and Greenwald has no credibility, either. If there was any justice, you’d never hear from him again.

Van Jones is Ridiculous

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I hope your new friends treat you right:

CNN analyst Van Jones credited the conservative movement with galvanizing support for criminal-justice reform during a Thursday appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Appearing beside CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp, Jones discussed the sweeping criminal-justice-reform package passed in December, which aims to reduce mass incarceration and high recidivism rates by expanding the pool of inmates eligible to participate in early-release programs, among other policy changes.

“The conservative movement in this country, unfortunately from my point of view, is now the leader on this issue of reform,” Jones said. “You look at Mississippi, a rock-ribbed, total conservative former jailer is now the governor. Governor Bryan cut the prison population and crime at the same time. [Governor Nathan] Deal in Georgia cut the prison population and crime at the same time. . . . What you’re seeing now is Republican governors being tough on the dollars. Tough on crime and shrinking the prison population.”

Matt Schlapp is a Trump apologist and a flaming racist piece of shit. If Van Jones wants to make common cause with the unhinged far-right wing of the Trump Party, be my guest. He has reduced himself to an association with people who would love nothing more than to use him so they can demonstrate how tolerant they are of people of color in this country. The truth is, they want to use people like Jones to divide the left.

The real agenda of the people pushing for criminal justice reform is to privatize prisons and stop the legalization of marijuana. If you were really for criminal justice reform in this country, you would end the privatization of incarceration (the state should not profit from putting people in jail) and you would decriminalize marijuana.

Van Jones is simply a convenient fool for the conservative movement, their very own useful idiot. He’s certainly not thinking of how he could be manipulated by people who want to ruin this country.