Ted Vaill: Since the average voter does not have a college education, is disgusted with politics, and is mainly focused on what is going on in his or her daily life, they are not going to read a 438-page, single-spaced tome.
Ted Vaill: I refuse to allow someone whose ancestors recently arrived on this continent take advantage of what it had to offer to destroy what my ancestors have worked so hard to establish.
Ted Vaill: Bharara speculated that Barr might have wanted to have imprinted on people”s minds: “no collusion…no obstruction”.
Ted Vaill: Trump does not use email, and may have developed a Mafia-like way of doing business which centers on “deniability”: he never directly issues orders, but does so through key trusted lieutenants.
Ted Vaill: My belief is that there will be no more indictments because over the past few months Mueller has gotten the grand jury to issue some secret indictments that have been filed with the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. under seal.
Ted Vaill: If he does leave office, he would be succeeded by Wimpy VP Mike Pence, who almost certainly would not be nominated to be President on his own at the 2020 Republican Convention.
Ted Vaill: for such impeachment to be accepted by the American electorate, especially the “Deplorables” who currently form Trump’s rabid base, the evidence must be overwhelming that he is corrupt, unfit for office and probably a traitor.
Ted Vaill: It is becoming completely clear that Putin has his hands tightly around the gonads of our Commander in Chief, and is squeezing hard.
Ted Vaill: Mueller likes to drop his indictments on Fridays, so Friday December 14, 2018 or Friday, December 21, 2018 seem to be likely dates. The latter date would be a delicious Christmas present for Trump-hating American citizens.
Ted Vaill: I spent most of the day deciding what to take: 44 years in the house, raised my kids there, have 30 or so photo albums of my trips around the world and life. Which ones to take and which to leave?
Ted Vaill: Will the Democrats be able to flip the House and, after Mueller drops what will almost certainly be breathtakingly broad charges against the Trumpsters and the Toadstool (after the election), impeach him next year?
Ted Vaill: Irish Catholic boy Kavanaugh, a major Republican operative who attended Georgetown Prep when Gorsuck was there, and also Yale when he was there, sailed through his confirmation proceedings until people started to look into the kind of person he really was.
Ted Vaill: He is an imposing figure, clearly very smart, and from his testimony this week, he has showed that he has a mean, snarling temper when he gets angry—not the judicial temperament that one would expect of a Supreme Court Justice.