So despite plenty of evidence that “Russian collusion” informant against Trump, Michael Sussman, was a partisan hack in the pay of Hillary Clinton who just made shiite up at her behest, he was acquitted yesterday of “making a false statement to the FBI” by a jury that just happens to be made up of Hillary donors. Ace of Spades has lots more. So does this lawyer’s Substack (via Powerline).
There are Talmudic and Midrashic writings about the city of Sodom, centering not on (homo)sexual acts but on callousness and corruption hiding behind a veneer of legality: “middat Sdom” (the measure of Sodom) is still a Hebrew term for perversion of justice. For example,
There were four judges in Sodom who meted out justice in a unique fashion. Their names were Shakrai (“liar”), Shakurai (“awful liar”), Zayyafi (“forger”), and Mazle Dina (“perverter of justice”). If a man assaulted his neighbor, the judges required the victim to pay the assailant a medical fee for the “bleeding” he received. The judges also ruled that a man had to pay eight zuzim for crossing through the waters of a river although the fee was only four zuzimwhen he crossed by ferry. On another occasion they ruled in favor of a Sodomite who stole a carpet from a traveler, and insisted that the stranger had only dreamed that he possessed it. In addition, the outsider was charged three pieces of silver for having his dream interpreted. If a man assaulted his neighbor’s wife and caused her to miscarry, the judges ruled that the woman had to be given to the assailant so she would become pregnant from him to compensate for the lost child ([Talmud, Sanhedrin] 109a–b; Sefer ha-Yashar, Va-Yera).
I am sure that, if it served their purposes, “Justices” Shakrai et al. would have found a way to declare a bumblebee a fish, as a California appellate court just decided, in a 35-page exercise in sophistry that would have filled absurdist writers Samuel Beckett or Eugene Ionesco with admiration.
And if you’re Paul Pelosi, the husband of Nancy, you can cause a traffic accident driving into the path of an oncoming car while drunk-driving your Porsche and running stop signs, yet the police will let you sit around for hours in the hope you will pass a breathalyzer test. Nancy Peelousy, otherwise quick to rush to judgment, of course wants the media to treat this as a private matter. (She was on the other side of the country at the time of the events.)
As Vodkapundit quips, “it’s good to be the Nomenklatura“…