Victor Hugo: “The church of Notre-Dame de Paris is still no doubt, a majestic and sublime edifice. But, beautiful as it has been preserved in growing old, it is difficult not to sigh, not to wax indignant, before the numberless degradations and mutilations which time and men have both caused the venerable monument to suffer, without respect for Charlemagne, who laid its first stone, or for Philip Augustus, who laid the last. On the face of this aged queen of our cathedrals, by the side of a wrinkle, one always finds a scar. Tempus edax, homo edacior; which I should be glad to translate thus: time is blind, man is stupid.” (Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831)
+ The Mueller Report is the political equivalent of the Comet Kohoutek, the comet that failed to catch fire…
+ Nothing defines the “seriousness of the moment” quite like MSDNC waking up Brian “Close Call” Williams at 6 AM to provide color commentary for a press conference.
+ Rod Rosenstein and the scary guy with the beard standing expressionlessly next to Barr look as if they are awaiting reanimation by the Night King.
+ Barr emphasized that it’s not a criminal offense to disperse “stolen” emails. So why is his office going after Julian Assange so ruthlessly?
+ Barr: Trump didn’t obstruct justice because a president can’t obstruct justice.
Mueller: I couldn’t prove Trump obstructed justice because Trump obstructed our investigation into obstruction of justice.