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Archive for May 2nd, 2019

TSA: Traveler Carried Large Sack of Moose Poop for Politicians onto Airplane

Sack of moose pop, via TSA.

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

TSA agents made a stinky discovery: A traveler passed through airport security at Alaska’s Juneau International Airport carrying a large sack of moose poop.

Security stopped the traveler on April 15 after his carry-on was flagged for a “large organic mass.”

The traveler had a simple explanation, saying the nuggets of poop were “for politicians and their bleep policies,” a TSA spokeswoman told KTOO.

Since there are no rules against carrying moose poop, the man and his poop were sent on their way.

Comey Suggests to Barr That Trump ‘Has Eaten Your Soul’

Former FBI Director James Comey

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

Former FBI Director James Comey slammed Attorney General William Barr’s handling of the Robert Mueller report on Russian interference in the presidential election.

In an op-ed in The New York Times on Wednesday, Comey questions how a “bright and accomplished lawyer” like Barr could downplay obstruction of justice and other disturbing findings in the Mueller report.

Comey attempts to answer the question, suggesting accomplished people’s “proximity to an amoral leader” and their “lacking inner strength” can make it difficult to “resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr. Trump and that adds up to something they will never recover from.”

Comey says leaders must make “compromises” and adopt his language and “praise his leadership” to avoid termination.

“And then you are lost. He has eaten your soul,” Comey concluded.

Thomas Brandon, ATF’s Top Agent, On His Last Day At Work Talks About Drug Gangs, the NRA and More

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

DETROIT — Thomas Brandon started with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 1989 in Detroit at a time when some of the most violent drug gangs, including one called Best Friends, ruled the streets. Murders went hand-and-hand with trafficking of crack and kilos of cocaine and gun purchases.

Eventually, he became the top agent in the Detroit division. In 2015, he was appointed acting director of the agency in Washington. After 30 years with ATF, Brandon, 58, recently announced his retirement from the top job. Brandon chose to spend Tuesday, his last day on the job, in Detroit where it all started.

Brandon, whose son is an ATF agent in Detroit, sat down in the Detroit ATF office with ticklethewire.com’s editor Allan Lengel, who is also editor of Deadline Detroit, to talk about his career in Detroit and Washington, the NRA and gun issues.