47 thoughts on “I’m f***ed.

  1. @chris:
    “The world has come to an end, I’m quoting Bill Kristol”
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    The World Has Come To An End, Part Deux
    @chris:
    “Fox News analyst says Mueller report proves Trump did obstruct justice”


  2. Trump says he did not try to fire Mueller. Here’s what Mueller’s report says.
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    “As has been incorrectly reported by the Fake News Media, I never told then White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller, even though I had the legal right to do so. If I wanted to fire Mueller, I didn’t need McGahn to do it, I could have done it myself.”

    — President Trump, in a tweet, April 25, 2019

    President Trump is disputing a key finding of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report — that he ordered the firing of Robert Mueller.

    In this tweet, he somehow tries to blame the media for accurately reporting on what the report said. Perhaps he is trying to avoid saying that a report he has claimed exonerated him was incorrect.

    Trump also makes the curious claim that he could have fired Mueller himself. That’s not correct.

    Mueller was appointed under federal regulations that say the special counsel could only be fired by the attorney general. Because Jeff Sessions, the attorney general at the time, had recused himself from the investigation, the responsibility fell to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. The regulations further state the special counsel could be removed only “for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies.”

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  3. Apple Cracks Down on Apps That Fight iPhone Addiction
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    SAN FRANCISCO — They all tell a similar story: They ran apps that helped people limit the time they and their children spent on iPhones. Then Apple created its own screen-time tracker. And then Apple made staying in business very, very difficult.

    Over the past year, Apple has removed or restricted at least 11 of the 17 most downloaded screen-time and parental-control apps, according to an analysis by The New York Times and Sensor Tower, an app-data firm. Apple has also clamped down on a number of lesser-known apps.

    In some cases, Apple forced companies to remove features that allowed parents to control their children’s devices or that blocked children’s access to certain apps and adult content. In other cases, it simply pulled the apps from its App Store.

    Some app makers with thousands of paying customers have shut down. Most others say their futures are in jeopardy.

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  4. Fox News analyst says Mueller report proves Trump did obstruct justice
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    Andrew Napolitano argued in an op-ed the president obstructed justice with ‘unlawful’ behavior related to the Russia inquiry

    Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano has argued that Donald Trump did obstruct justice, with “unlawful, defenseless and condemnable” behavior related to the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

    In the opinion column Did President Trump obstruct justice?, the host of the Liberty File on Fox Nation argued that the Mueller report illustrates clear and intentional obstruction of justice, constituting legal grounds for impeachment.

    Jared Kushner dismisses Russian interference as ‘couple of Facebook ads’
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    Napolitano, a former superior court judge in New Jersey, thereby contradicted the attorney general, William Barr, who decided there was insufficient evidence to establish that the president had committed obstruction of justice.

    Napolitano’s column was accompanied by a video, shot outside Fox News HQ in New York, which spread rapidly on social media. Trump is an avid viewer of the network and user of Twitter. He did not immediately respond.

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