We don’t need no stinkin’ Robert Mueller report

Updates

  1. Originally published, February 25, 12:27 am.
  2. February 25, 12:36 pm:
    • It looks to me like an update got lost. I don’t know what happened, but I’m trying to incorporate it here.
    • Japan’s central government will overrule a referendum result in Okinawa opposing construction of a replacement for the U.S. military base in Futenma.[1]
    • Some former national security officials have condemned Donald Trump’s declaration of a state of emergency to build his border wall.[2] (Unauthorized migration)
  3. February 25, 8:29 pm:
  4. February 25, 11:58 pm:
    • It appears Labour will be supporting a second Brexit referendum after all.[4]
  5. February 26, 11:36 am:
    • Theresa May will offer Parliament the option to delay Brexit in an effort to avert a hard Brexit.[5]

James Comey

David A. Graham, “Americans Don’t Need the Mueller Report to Judge Trump,” Atlantic, February 23, 2019, https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/02/trump-mueller-report-smoking-guns/583336/

Michael Burke, “Schiff warns against withholding Mueller report: ‘We are going to get to the bottom of this,'” Hill, February 24, 2019, https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/431306-schiff-warns-justice-department-not-to-withhold-mueller-report


James Comey

Aaron Blake, “What Robert Mueller could say on the witness stand,” Washington Post, February 25, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/25/democrats-say-theyll-force-robert-mueller-testify-what-could-he-say/


Israel

Binyamin Netanyahu may have taken a step too far to the right.[6] I suppose it’s an understandable mistake. For all the yammering about how “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,”[7] it’s the right that much more consistently wins elections, while the rest of us are in denial about fascism.

Times of Israel, “AIPAC to boycott ‘racist and reprehensible’ Kahanist party wooed by Netanyahu,” February 22, 2019, https://www.timesofisrael.com/major-us-jewish-groups-slam-racist-and-reprehensible-extremist-israeli-party/

Times of Israel, “After AIPAC rebuke, Netanyahu defends aiding Kahanists: ‘Hypocrisy by the left,’” February 23, 2019, https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-aipac-rebuke-pm-defends-aiding-kahanists-hypocrisy-by-the-left/


Okinawa

Simon Denyer, “In Japan’s Okinawa, voters deliver a resounding no to new U.S. military base,” Washington Post, February 24, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-japans-okinawa-voters-deliver-a-resounding-no-to-new-us-military-base/2019/02/24/95283a46-3858-11e9-b786-d6abcbcd212a_story.html

British Broadcasting Corporation, “Okinawa: Tokyo to overrule referendum on US base,” February 25, 2019, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47353504


Unauthorized migration

Ellen Nakashima, “Former senior national security officials to issue declaration on national emergency,” Washington Post, February 24, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/former-senior-national-security-officials-to-issue-declaration-on-national-emergency/2019/02/24/3e4908c6-3859-11e9-a2cd-307b06d0257b_story.html


Brexit

Jessica Elgot, “Jeremy Corbyn: we’ll back a second referendum to stop Tory no-deal Brexit,” Guardian, February 25, 2019, https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/25/labour-to-back-moves-for-second-brexit-referendum

William James, Kylie MacLellan, and Elizabeth Piper, “May’s Brexit deal, no-deal or delay? British PM offers lawmakers a choice,” Reuters, February 26, 2019, https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1QF0LZ


 

  1. [1]British Broadcasting Corporation, “Okinawa: Tokyo to overrule referendum on US base,” February 25, 2019, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47353504; Simon Denyer, “In Japan’s Okinawa, voters deliver a resounding no to new U.S. military base,” Washington Post, February 24, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-japans-okinawa-voters-deliver-a-resounding-no-to-new-us-military-base/2019/02/24/95283a46-3858-11e9-b786-d6abcbcd212a_story.html
  2. [2]Ellen Nakashima, “Former senior national security officials to issue declaration on national emergency,” Washington Post, February 24, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/former-senior-national-security-officials-to-issue-declaration-on-national-emergency/2019/02/24/3e4908c6-3859-11e9-a2cd-307b06d0257b_story.html
  3. [3]Aaron Blake, “What Robert Mueller could say on the witness stand,” Washington Post, February 25, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/25/democrats-say-theyll-force-robert-mueller-testify-what-could-he-say/
  4. [4]Jessica Elgot, “Jeremy Corbyn: we’ll back a second referendum to stop Tory no-deal Brexit,” Guardian, February 25, 2019, https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/25/labour-to-back-moves-for-second-brexit-referendum
  5. [5]William James, Kylie MacLellan, and Elizabeth Piper, “May’s Brexit deal, no-deal or delay? British PM offers lawmakers a choice,” Reuters, February 26, 2019, https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1QF0LZ
  6. [6]Times of Israel, “AIPAC to boycott ‘racist and reprehensible’ Kahanist party wooed by Netanyahu,” February 22, 2019, https://www.timesofisrael.com/major-us-jewish-groups-slam-racist-and-reprehensible-extremist-israeli-party/; Times of Israel, “After AIPAC rebuke, Netanyahu defends aiding Kahanists: ‘Hypocrisy by the left,’” February 23, 2019, https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-aipac-rebuke-pm-defends-aiding-kahanists-hypocrisy-by-the-left/
  7. [7]Matt Lewis, “Obama Loves Martin Luther King’s Great Quote—But He Uses It Incorrectly,” Daily Beast, January 16, 2018, https://www.thedailybeast.com/obama-loves-martin-luther-kings-great-quotebut-he-uses-it-incorrectly

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