SUPPORT THE
UNDERGROUND BUNKER
You can either make a one-time donation to the site via Paypal...

...or you can subscribe and get billed monthly:
FOLLOW ME ON
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR
E-MAIL LIST
To join our e-mail list & get daily updates on new stories, e-mail us at newstory@tonyortega.org.
RSS Feed
Click here to add The Underground Bunker to your RSS Reader

Categories

Monthly Archives

This 2014 op-ed by Jonathan Turley shows just how full of it he is now

 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

In 2014 Jonathan Turley wrote this 2014 Washington Post op-ed piece that’s a pretty accurate take in response to impeachment myths that Republicans had been floating regarding Obama’s implementation of the []

ADVERTISEMENT

Trump loses appeal to block bank records that could be more damaging than his tax returns

 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[Regarding this article: Trump loses appeal to block Deutsche Bank, Capital One from handing over his financial records to Congress]

Yet another court (Second Circuit Court of Appeals) rules against Trump’s attempt to prevent disclosure of his financial records, here Capitol One and []

Trump whines about being left out of inquiry, but then turns down chance to participate

[Trump and Nadler]

Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

So Trump has declined Jerry Nadler’s invitation to participate in the next phase of the impeachment inquiry, scheduled to commence this week, which isn’t all that surprising since actually participating would undermine their argument that the inquiry was a sham []

Would Republicans stick to the ‘Garland Rule’ if Trump were on his way out?

Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[Regarding this NY Times story: Why Republicans will sidestep their Garland Rule for the Court in 2020]

If a SCOTUS vacancy opened on the morning a Democrat president-elect was to be sworn in, the outgoing Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate wouldn’t hesitate to []

Trump begins process of under-bussing Rudy Giuliani, and other impeachment news

 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

Impeachment Roundup for Tuesday

1. The New York Times is reporting that Trump was briefed about the whistleblower complaint at the time he released the aid to Ukraine. This was inferable from the timeline, but now people in White House are confirming it. []

Looking ahead to an impeachment trial and the conflict it sets up between Roberts & McConnell

 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

A motion ‘in limine’ is a trial motion to limit or exclude certain testimony or evidence, and the judge, in deciding what the jury can hear, considers how relevant that evidence is to the proceeding versus the potential likelihood that the evidence []

Fiona Hill aims her opening statement right at the square head of Devin Nunes

 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

Fiona Hill’s opening statement is aimed straight at Devin Nunes’ square []

Watching Ambassador Sondland provide testimony that is devastating to Trump

 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

Gordon Sondland is smiling and confident looking right now but today is going to be brutal for him, I []

More witnesses make the case for impeachment, even when they’re trying not to

 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

Catching up on impeachment stuff. I missed Vindman and Williams entirely this morning but have been watching Volker and Morrison, who are the first witnesses to appear that were requested by Republican Committee members. Each of them made the Democrats’ case, despite []

Country may be tired of Mueller report, but the House is right to look into Trump’s lies

 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[Regarding this story: House investigating whether Trump lied to Mueller]

One of the disappointments about Mueller’s report was how willing he was to accept Trump’s failure to cooperate. The conversation would likely be very different now had they subpoenaed him, which they had []