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Author: Raine    Date: 04/02/2020 12:55:45

From WaPo:
Schiff, a California Democrat, told me in an interview Monday that his staff has already started working on a discussion draft modeled after the 9/11 Commission, and that he would be talking about the possibility with others in Congress. And he said the House Intelligence Committee, which he chairs, has begun reviewing the committee’s intelligence materials on the pandemic.

“We will need to delay the work of the commission until the crisis has abated to ensure that it does not interfere with the agencies that are leading the response,” Schiff explained in an email. “But that should not prevent us from beginning to identify where we got it wrong and how we can be prepared for the next pandemic.”

A review of the Trump administration’s performance would find many negatives but also some pluses. President Trump’s public statements appeared to minimize the virus and its impact until recently. But the National Security Council staff, led by deputy Matthew Pottinger, a Chinese-speaking former Wall Street Journal correspondent in Beijing, was aggressive. The first interagency meeting on the Wuhan outbreak took place Jan. 14, and the first NSC deputies committee meeting on Jan. 27, according to a senior administration official.

What accounts for the failure to translate this concern into action? One explosive issue in any inquiry would be whether Trump discounted intelligence warnings because of concerns about the impact of the virus on his reelection campaign. Indeed, the question implicates a broader set of concerns among Schiff and other critics about what they see as the politicization of intelligence, in particular Trump’s firing in February of Joseph Maguire and Andrew P. Hallman, the acting director of national intelligence and his deputy, respectively, and then the replacement of the top two officials at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC).
Wait, there is more.

Two words.

negligent adjective neg·​li·​gent | \ ˈne-gli-jənt \
Definition of negligent

1 a: marked by or given to neglect especially habitually or culpably
//was a careless workman, negligent of details
— Edith Hamilton

b: failing to exercise the care expected of a reasonably prudent person in like circumstances
//negligent about traffic regulations

2: marked by a carelessly easy manner


homicide noun ho·​mi·​cide | \ ˈhä-mə-ˌsīd , ˈhō- \
Definition of homicide

1: person who kills another

2: killing of one human being by another
//detectives investigating a homicide

Glad to help our good members of congress.

and stay safe.
Raine

 

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Comment by Raine on 04/02/2020 13:03:19
good morning.

Comment by BobR on 04/02/2020 13:03:23
I wonder how common it is for the leading Deputy in charge of the National Security Council to be a former newspaper correspondent.

Comment by Raine on 04/02/2020 13:21:15
Quote by BobR:
I wonder how common it is for the leading Deputy in charge of the National Security Council to be a former newspaper correspondent.

Rhetorical question, I assume?

Comment by wickedpam on 04/02/2020 13:23:59
Morning

The after action report is going to be head spinning. Though I still think for some reason nothing sticks to this idiot. No matter how much people prove his crimes there are people willing to bend over backwards to cover for him. I just don't understand.

Comment by BobR on 04/02/2020 13:28:24
Quote by Raine:
Quote by BobR:
I wonder how common it is for the leading Deputy in charge of the National Security Council to be a former newspaper correspondent.

Rhetorical question, I assume?

Not even a question

Comment by Raine on 04/02/2020 13:28:32




Comment by BobR on 04/02/2020 13:28:59
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

The after action report is going to be head spinning. Though I still think for some reason nothing sticks to this idiot. No matter how much people prove his crimes there are people willing to bend over backwards to cover for him. I just don't understand.

Three words: "Owning the Libtards"

Comment by TriSec on 04/02/2020 13:31:35
Greetings, comrades! (waves southwesterly)

Just going to put this out here:

Bush ignored 6 warnings of an impending terrorist attack: report

Oh, I'm sorry, what were you saying about Trump?



Comment by wickedpam on 04/02/2020 13:31:39
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

The after action report is going to be head spinning. Though I still think for some reason nothing sticks to this idiot. No matter how much people prove his crimes there are people willing to bend over backwards to cover for him. I just don't understand.

Three words: "Owning the Libtards"


I mean I get there's a segment of that group that's into that but all of them? I really don't understand doing harm to themselves to get at other people. I don't know, my brain just doesn't work like that.

Comment by Raine on 04/02/2020 13:55:24
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

The after action report is going to be head spinning. Though I still think for some reason nothing sticks to this idiot. No matter how much people prove his crimes there are people willing to bend over backwards to cover for him. I just don't understand.

Three words: "Owning the Libtards"


I mean I get there's a segment of that group that's into that but all of them? I really don't understand doing harm to themselves to get at other people. I don't know, my brain just doesn't work like that.
Same here.

I am starting to wonder if this is intentional.


Comment by livingonli on 04/02/2020 14:15:34
Good morning. The Nazi movements are talking about spreading COVID-19 amongst Jews and other populations they hate. And we know who they support.

Comment by wickedpam on 04/02/2020 14:19:01
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

The after action report is going to be head spinning. Though I still think for some reason nothing sticks to this idiot. No matter how much people prove his crimes there are people willing to bend over backwards to cover for him. I just don't understand.

Three words: "Owning the Libtards"


I mean I get there's a segment of that group that's into that but all of them? I really don't understand doing harm to themselves to get at other people. I don't know, my brain just doesn't work like that.
Same here.

I am starting to wonder if this is intentional.



I honestly believe a lot of it boils down to old fashioned war profiteering - how many will be found to have down this? And how many have ties to the Trashhole, cause you know he does nothing without him benefiting.

Comment by Raine on 04/02/2020 14:46:22
I will never understand this type of sheer evil.

Comment by TriSec on 04/02/2020 15:35:41
Well, sugar cookies heading into the oven just now.

They're ludicrously easy, but the instant I add chocolate chips, it turns to fail.



Comment by Will in Chicago on 04/02/2020 16:48:46
Hello, bloggers!!!

I went out shopping today and I am done grading. Only two people in my worst class did the e-learning assignment.

Comment by livingonli on 04/02/2020 18:04:53
So over 6 million more people are out of work and the market goes up. Obviously, not relating to the lives of ordinary people.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 04/02/2020 19:46:10
Indiana's schools will be closed through the end of the academic year.

Well, so much for prom and graduation.

I suspected that this was coming but not so soon.