The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said. The move by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s own conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Investigators have also been
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The psychological warfare from the far left side of the aisle continues to ramp up, even after a horrific morning in DC that could have effect the stability of our nation. I believe that the dRATS were taunting President Trump to fire Mueller so they could have added that action to this new stink bomb. We in Texas (and Congress) went through a similar open-ended witch hunt by the dRATS with former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
No surprise, the object of these investigations has always been a political initiative by the insider D.C. Democrats and some never Trumper insider Republicans to undo the election and remove President Trump from office.
The "Collusion with Russia" mantra has always been a hoax and a sham designed to serve as a basis for initiating this Special Counsel investigation.
# 1 that was sarcasm right? Paul Ryan is all for Mueller doing whatever. The Speaker needs to be removed and someone who´s not a globalist replace him and do what you suggested and a lot more. The Democrats have opened the flood gates if the Republicans had any testicles they would not only bring Mueller up there but hillary, valarie, susan, loretta all of obama´s female sycophants testifying under oath! But we all know the Republicans are more concerned about the msm than WTP! Godspeed Rep. Scalise!
Comey leaks a memo alleging that Trump attempted to stop the Flynn investigation (which he could have legally done). Comey claims he was trying to trigger the appointment of a special prosecutor. Voila! Rosenstein appoints Comey´s best friend who is now investigating Trump for obstruction of justice. Could this be any more obviously orchestrated and corrupt? Do they think we are that stupid? Evidently they do.
A backdoor way for Mueller to "immunize" himself from being fired. This cannot stand. Trump should replace Rosenstein and then have either AG Sessions or the new Deputy AG then replace Mueller. This is war: fight it.
Still don´t know what crime they are investigating - Russians did what and Trump and team colluded with what? Huh? Totally ginned-up.
No substance, FTA: "Investigators will also look for any statements the president may have made publicly and privately to people outside the government about his reasons for firing Comey and his concerns about the Russia probe and other related investigations, people familiar with the matter said."
"People familiar?" Who? This will result in Stalinist and Maoist-like show trials, and the Dems think this will help them?
FTA: "Five people briefed on the requests, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Rogers’s recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller’s investigators as early as this week. The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy, and it is unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI."
Five people?? I can´t even believe this!! Who are these traitors, one of those many Democrat lawyers involved? It is laughable that they state it has been ´cloaked in secrecy´ and yet these leaks come out. I thought this was supposed to be the ultimate of secrecy when the special counsel is involved. I would hunt down those leakers and punish them to the fullest extent of the law.
It is totally outrageous and very obvious that the only goal of this sham of an investigation is to bring Trump down. I still cannot believe that Jeff Sessions allowed this to happen. I have always been one of his biggest fans.
If the D.C. Congressional Republicans allow this sham investigation to continue to a conclusion with attempts to remove President Trump from office, and thus undo the election, everyone of them should face primary challengers, with the survivors not receiving any votes from the 60 some million Americans who elected President Trump. That´s the only way to get rid of those Uni-Party wimps.
The whole episode is a setup to get Trump. Comey knew he was going to be fired, so he stayed behind for a setup meeting with the President so he could write a memo to take back and get a special prosecutor appointed, then Trump removed from office based on obstruction of justice, as evidenced by Comey´s memo. This is the way Comey works his process prosecutions. Sessions should fire Mueller right now.
So this Democrat operative was hired to investigate Ruskie interference with US election and the First, FIRST, thing he announces is he is investigating Trump.I have no faith in anything this obvious political hack for the Democrats does. And the sad thing is he will cheery pick Obambi hack judges and make this even worse.
Mueller´s political motivation is crystal clear, he´s being supported by Trump haters like McCain on the GOP side, he´s staffing his lynch mob with Hillary donors. "Obstruction" is a non-crime that is almost impossible to defend against. Mueller is a crook, get rid of him.
This isn´t about the far left or Democrats. It´s about the entire political class. However, Trump´s compulsion for self sabotage has brought him to this point. At his 1/11/17 press conference, the first since his election in Nov. 2016, Trump said he agreed--without a shred of independently verified evidence--that Russia hacked the election and that Putin shouldn´t have done it. Thus, Trump nullified his election and proved stupendously weak. In more self sabotage, Trump hired as NSA chief Mike Rogers who is a major promoter of ´Russia hacked the election in order to tip it to Trump´. Why would you hire someone who believes your election was a fraud? Trump has no stomach to fight the Deep State. He should resign now so we don´t have to watch this in slow motion.
It would seem that there is one person in the USA who CANNOT obstruct justice - the President. Since the President has the power to pardon anyone, for anything, at any time, how is it possible to be obstructing justice when he could just say. "OK, he is pardoned" and it is instantly, irrevocably, and unreviewably OVER? Saying "I hope you can get past this" or something similar is just a passing conversation. If Trump meant it, he would have pardoned Flynn.
While the concept of obstruction of justice makes perfect sense for anyone else, it is an impossibility, really, for the President.
The dem pols have nothing left to use but false accusations in search of their prey. What losers they are after having lost not only the election but now also any sense of integrity which they may have once merited. ...How low can they go? mmm mmm mmm
dem pols, their media & their entrenched, ´lawyers,´ have no shame
Are we all forgetting that this is the WaPost? Why should we take their word that obstruction is being investigated? I don´t care what the Post says, conjectures, opines or fictionalizes in anything they cover regarding politics these days. No thinking person should. Sessions says he has confidence in Mueller, and if he loses that confidence he´ll do something about it.
Well, don´t expect any support from the Republican Political class. They want the President´s head as much as the democrats do. What we are witnessing is the globalist cabal of which many are members of both parties is flexing its muscle. They cannot allow Obama´s hard work these past years to be destroyed by the President´s policies. They are only successful if the USA is a hollow shell of its former self. They need us weak, broke, and divided. I wouldn´t put anything past these evil psychopaths. They have no conscience and will do whatever it takes to get Trump out of the White House. If impeachment fails, they will use violence. Count on it.
It is heartbreaking that there are so few men in DC who will stand up for this President. It seems as if he stands alone. Where are the patriots? The time to take a stand is now.
AG Sessions has a lot of work to do to undo the trouble he caused. Someone should point out to him that the best defense is a fierce defense. Come on, time to yeah charge. he´s like a general with all the troops he needs to overwhelm the other side and he wont call charge.
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