Lynch’s DOJ had its eye on the Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr. et al.

Having gone out of its way to accommodate her.

With everyone now rummaging through every document, intercept, and memo for something, anything tying Trump to Russia, The Hill’s John Solomon and Jonathan Easley have unearthed details that show the Russian lawyer who penetrated Donald Trump’s inner circle was initially cleared into the United States by Loretta Lynch’s Justice Department under “extraordinary circumstances” after she had initially been turned down

And it (LL and DOJ people) lost her.

Extraordinarily sloppy or extraordinarily devious.

Loretta Lynch Plot Thickens As New Details Emerge Of Her Dealings With The Hillary Campaign | Zero Hedge

Show us what you know, DNC.​

Last night we asked a very simple question about why the DNC has failed to cooperate with Russia investigators by handing over their infamous email server to either the FBI or Robert Mueller’s team (see: DNC Server: Most Critical Evidence To Proving “Russian Hacking” Is Being Withheld From Mueller, Why?). After​ ​
all, if Russia did “hack the election”, as we’ve been told 24/7 by CNN going on 8 months now, then the evidence could very well be on that server. Which prompted us to ask this very simple question:

​Just think. Bliss is an evidence providing away.​

All of which brings us back to our original question: If the DNC is in possession of actual tangible evidence that could prove once and for all that Russians hacked their servers and attempted to undermine the campaign of Hillary Clinton, why not share that evidence with investigators and enjoy the blissful vindication that its public release would provide?

Huh? Why not?

Illinois’ outlook remains bleak, junk status still looms . . .

​”Near insolvent,” would be “first U.S. state” with toilet-level bond ratings.​

One week ago, Illinois passed its three year-overdue budget in hopes of avoiding a downgrade to junk status, however in an unexpected twist, Moody’s said that it may still downgrade the near-insolvent state, regardless of the so-called budget “deal.” In fact, a downgrade of Illinois may come at any moment, making it the first U.S. state whose bond ratings tip into junk, although as of yesterday, credit rating agencies said they were still reviewing the state’s newly enacted budget and tax package.

​”Political dysfunction . . . continued unaddressed long-term liabilities . . . unaddressed long-term liabilities . . . [weak] revenue performance. . . ”

The most likely outcome is, unfortunately for Illinois, adverse: “I think Moody’s has been pretty clear that they view the state’s political dysfunction combined with continued unaddressed long-term liabilities, and unfavorable baseline revenue performance as casting some degree of skepticism on the state’s ability to manage out of the very fragile financial situation they are in,” said John Humphrey, co-head of credit research at Gurtin Municipal Bond Management​.

​All points to serious kicking of can down the road.​

JPII: “The Roman Church Has Special Obligations to Latin”

From the Choir Loft:

The natural effect of “limiting” the traditional [liturgical] repertory seems so obvious that one wonders if widespread ignorance of Latin and chant has not been achieved by design​,”

concludes this piece about Pope St. John Paul II on Latin in the liturgy, referring to the church-wide (attempted) abolition of same.

The writer has asked,

What should the role of the Latin language be in the 21st-century Church?

JP2 spoke of Latin liturgy as:

an expression of the unity of the Church and through its dignified character elicited a profound sense of the Eucharistic Mystery.

and added that

It is therefore necessary to show not only understanding but also full respect towards these sentiments and desires. As far as possible, these sentiments and desires [of those who miss it] are to be accommodated, as is moreover provided for in the new dispositions .

It’s in a 1980 letter, “Dominicae cenae,” in which JP2 recognizes the value of the vernacular in helping “everyone to participate with fuller understanding.”

It’s a nice pacific approach, pleading or making an argument in the cause of church unity. In other words, it’s with neither rigidity nor hostility about or towards Latin, but with openness for all.

From that Polish pope with cruel personal experience of rigidity and hostility on the part of authority.

As for “ignorance of Latin and chant achieved by design,” as above, that design would be by that old fix-it gang which like the poor we have with us always.