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Shock waves?  Was this rally a surprise to anyone?  Regardless, many pundits are opining that the Mueller probe is wrapping up, and I have seen stories that the final report is being drafted, so the huffing and puffing of the Democrats seems to be political theatre.

 

 

In the summer of 2017, as special counsel Robert Mueller was ramping up his Trump-Russia investigation, a former US attorney in Iowa began offering legal commentary on CNN.

His views clashed with most of the other talking heads on the cable news outlet calling for multiple, wide-ranging investigations of President Trump. 

In contrast, Matthew Whitaker, a conservative Republican, argued that the Trump-Russia investigation should be strictly limited to examining whether Mr. Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. And Trump’s financial records, he argued, should be off limits.

 

His comments did not go unnoticed. By October 2017, Mr. Whitaker had a new job: chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

This week, Whitaker got another promotion. With the forced resignation of Mr. Sessions one day after the midterm elections, Whitaker was named acting attorney general of the United States.

 

The cabinet-level reorganization was executed with the kind of ruthless precision usually found on a grandmaster’s chess board. The highly unusual appointment sent shockwaves across much of official Washington.

In a single, bold stroke, Trump replaced an attorney general who had recused himself from any involvement in the Trump-Russia investigation with someone presumed to be unburdened by that ethical constraint.

 

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2018/1108/After-Sessions-How-Trump-move-may-shift-dynamics-of-Mueller-probe


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It would be great if Whitaker ordered the witch hunt to remain open so that Mueller could investigate Hillary's involvement in all this.  Easiest hunt for a witch, ever...


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27 minutes ago, TBoneTX said:

It would be great if Whitaker ordered the witch hunt to remain open so that Mueller could investigate Hillary's involvement in all this.  Easiest hunt for a witch, ever...

The MDL stages candlelight vigils for Mueller last evening from what I have been reading.  Has Trump ever actually threatened to fire him?  Trump knows there was no collusion, and he also knows a lot of information that has been sent to the DOJ IG.  One wonders why this information was sent to the IG whose responsibility is to investigate internal corruption in the DOJ.  Is the MDL afraid this will tarnish Obama’s legacy?


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If there were any substantive evidence of collusion, it would have leaked (or exploded) out by now.

 

An attorney general with gonads is needed so that the Watergate-eclipsing conspiracy in the highest levels of multiple branches of government can be exposed, and the perpetrators prosecuted.

 

It would be so cool if Hillary announced her 2020 presidential aspirations from Federal prison...


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2 hours ago, TBoneTX said:

If there were any substantive evidence of collusion, it would have leaked (or exploded) out by now.

 

An attorney general with gonads is needed so that the Watergate-eclipsing conspiracy in the highest levels of multiple branches of government can be exposed, and the perpetrators prosecuted.

 

It would be so cool if Hillary announced her 2020 presidential aspirations from Federal prison...

What is interesting is that so many of the political stories recently seem to have clandestine ties to the DOJ.  From Comey, to Ohr, Strzok, Blasey-Ford's friend etc., it is amazing the amount of potential corruption that appear to be in that department.  I am interested to hear what Michael Horowitz has to say assuming he does his job properly.


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5 hours ago, TBoneTX said:

If there were any substantive evidence of collusion, it would have leaked (or exploded) out by now.

 

This is true..........but the loonies on the left continue...https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-sessions-democrats/democrats-seek-hearings-on-trumps-ouster-of-sessions-idUSKCN1ND2HH

 

 


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6 hours ago, Bill & Katya said:

The MDL stages candlelight vigils for Mueller last evening from what I have been reading.  Has Trump ever actually threatened to fire him?  Trump knows there was no collusion, and he also knows a lot of information that has been sent to the DOJ IG.  One wonders why this information was sent to the IG whose responsibility is to investigate internal corruption in the DOJ.  Is the MDL afraid this will tarnish Obama’s legacy?

Yeah this was all over Reddit and the local subforums trying to get people to go to these vigils. 

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2 hours ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

Yeah this was all over Reddit and the local subforums trying to get people to go to these vigils. 

A reporter asked Trump if he was going to have the acting AG reign in Mueller while he was heading to Marine 1 and Trump responded by saying that was a stupid question.  All this bluster over Mueller, with the Dems hurrying to draft legislation to protect their perceived savior and Trump has no plans to fire him at all.  The leftist media and the leftist lawmakers are really looking like fools.


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20 hours ago, Bill & Katya said:

A reporter asked Trump if he was going to have the acting AG reign in Mueller while he was heading to Marine 1 and Trump responded by saying that was a stupid question.  All this bluster over Mueller, with the Dems hurrying to draft legislation to protect their perceived savior and Trump has no plans to fire him at all.  The leftist media and the leftist lawmakers are really looking like fools.

He smoked the person asking the question

 

He said that is a stupid question, and then said what a stupid question.  Then he next said he wasn't surprised since she always ask stupid questions.

 

I fell out of my chair laughing

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On 11/10/2018 at 8:33 AM, Chris Duffy said:

He smoked the person asking the question

 

He said that is a stupid question, and then said what a stupid question.  Then he next said he wasn't surprised since she always ask stupid questions.

 

I fell out of my chair laughing

Gotta love that lack of filter.  

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On ‎11‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 10:11 AM, Satisfied said:

Gotta love that lack of filter.  

And the fact that he is willing to hit back when attacked.  Personally, I think that is what the Democrats and the Democratic press fear the most, a Republican politician that doesn't just sit back and take it on the chin.


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3 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

And the fact that he is willing to hit back when attacked.  Personally, I think that is what the Democrats and the Democratic press fear the most, a Republican politician that doesn't just sit back and take it on the chin.

I agree.  While like many, I wish the man would stop tweeting, and save his crass comments for behind-the-door meetings, the very fact that his persona and style are driving SO MANY on the left mad tells me that this shake-up is exactly what the office needed.  Every nation in the world knows Trump won’t pander to them.

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10 minutes ago, Satisfied said:

I agree.  While like many, I wish the man would stop tweeting, and save his crass comments for behind-the-door meetings, the very fact that his persona and style are driving SO MANY on the left mad tells me that this shake-up is exactly what the office needed.  Every nation in the world knows Trump won’t pander to them.

Wait, I heard he was a Putin Puppet?

 

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Flake saying he'll block Mango's nominees to the Judicial in Committee unless the Turtle brings legislation to the floor to protect Mueller. 


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