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Quote for the Day

 “That’s the whole point that we’re supposed to have the rule of law. It ain’t the rule of law when they kick in your door at three in the morning and you’re faced with armed men and you have no reason to be told you’re going to have that kind of treatment. That’s Stalin. That’s the gestapo in Germany. That shouldn’t be the American FBI.”

Newt “Gasbag” Gingrich on Fox & Friends

Red wonders if that scumbag Nazi Mueller will soon be hauling people off to concentration camps or the American Gulag and summarily executing them.  Maybe Newt is afraid that he will start with him and Steve “the Stupidest Man Ever Allowed on TV” Doocy.  Gingrich knows Trump is soiling his big-leg pants over the entirely legal Cohen seizure and he will stop at nothing to defame those who would hold Trump and his band of crooks accountable in a desperate attempt to deflect blame.

Somehow Red just doesn’t recall Stalin or the Gestapo going through the rather strict process of getting a search warrant based on probable cause under the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  The reason you get a search warrant is because you have enough of a quantum of evidence to establish that a crime has been committed.  And the reason for surprise in executing a warrant is because you have reason to believe that the target will otherwise destroy evidence.  Both Manafort and Cohen have associated themselves with utter scum and have a track record of unethical behavior.  It doesn’t strain credulity to see either of them destroying evidence.

For draft-dodger, serial philanderer, for sale to the highest bidder, bloviator Newt to attack a man who served his country honorably in Vietnam and has dedicated his life to the rule of law and fighting crime shows exactly how desperate the Trumpians are at this point.  When you have absolutely nothing left you play the Nazi card.  To quote Jim Hightower, “You have to watch out for Newt. He’s a slimy little lizard.”

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Quote for the Day

“I don’t think I’ve ever spoken to him. I don’t think I’ve ever met him. And he actually said he was a very low-level member of I think a committee for a short period of time. I don’t think I ever met him. Now, it’s possible that I walked into a room and he was sitting there, but I don’t think I ever met him.”

Donald Trump on Carter Page.  Yet somehow, the widely discredited Nunes memo concerning the FBI’s supposedly questionable  surveillance of Page completely vindicates Trump?  Please explain!

Today in Texas History – May 20

Identification Order of Bonnie and Clyde in 1934

From the Annals of the Bank Robbers –  In 1933, the United States Commissioner in Dallas issued a warrant for the arrest of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker for interstate transportion a stolen vehicle.  The FBI (then known as the Division of Investigation) became involved in the hunt for the dangerous duo in December 1932 based on the discovery of a Ford automobile which had been stolen in Pawhuska, Oklahoma and abandoned near Jackson, Michigan. The investigation revealed that another stolen vehicle (from Illinois) had been abandoned in Pawhuska near the time of the car theft.  A search of this car turned up a prescription bottle which led special agents to a drug store in Nacogdoches.  Further investigation led to the revelation that the prescription had been filled for Clyde Barrow’s aunt and that she had been recently visited by Barrow, Parker, and Clyde’s brother, L. C. Barrow. It was also discovered that they had been driving the Ford sedan stolen in Illinois.

This was enough evidence to obtain issuance of a federal warrant against Barrow and Parker for interstate transport of a stolen vehicle from Texas to Oklahoma.  For the first time, the FBI became involved in the hunt for the notorious bank robbers and folk legends.

Although glamourized in the ridiculously inaccurate 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, the duo were ruthless criminals who were implicated in at least 13 murders, numerous bank robberies, thefts and in staging a prison escape from the Eastham Prison Farm to free their former gunman Raymond Hamilton in which two guards were shot.

The two would continue their crime spree for another year after issuance of the federal warrant.  On May 23, 1934, acting on information that Barrow and Parker were in the area of Ruston, Louisiana, a posse composed of police officers from Louisiana and Texas, including Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, staged an ambush near Sailes, Louisiana. Barrow and Parker appeared in another stolen car.  The officers opened fire and the saga of Bonnie and Clyde came to a gory end in a hail of bullets.