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Special counsel is investigating
Trump for possible obstruction
of justice, officials say

Washington Post, by Devlin Barrett & Adam Entous*

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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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* [w/ Ellen Nakashima and Sari Horwitz].

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.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bpl40, 6/14/2017 6:39:38 PM     (No. 11286607)

Congress should step in and call Mueller in front of Committees. Put him under oath and grill him. See how long his pretenses to truth, justice and the American Way stands up.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 6/14/2017 6:44:27 PM     (No. 11286613)

This goes hand in hand with Al Green (?) who is planning impeachment charges against Trump claiming Trump is committing obstruction of justice. The witch hunt continues.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 6/14/2017 6:44:43 PM     (No. 11286614)

WaPo, repeating the lie right there in the lede.

Russia didn´t have a "role" in the 2016 election, WaPo.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 6/14/2017 6:47:10 PM     (No. 11286618)

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.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bubby, 6/14/2017 6:48:29 PM     (No. 11286621)

# 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!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry, 6/14/2017 6:49:06 PM     (No. 11286622)

Now the heavy duty witch hunt begins---think Lewis "Scooter" Libby. A staff of dhimmicrat donors and all the time in the world is a devil´s workshop.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Janjan, 6/14/2017 6:50:43 PM     (No. 11286623)

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.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 6/14/2017 6:54:42 PM     (No. 11286627)

Fire the @#$%^&

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dman, 6/14/2017 6:55:05 PM     (No. 11286629)

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.

What will the Democrats do: turn to violence? /s

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Reply 10 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 6/14/2017 6:55:32 PM     (No. 11286630)

Just what did he obstruct?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: kono, 6/14/2017 6:59:44 PM     (No. 11286636)

Officials not involved with the investigation, no doubt.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 6/14/2017 7:01:13 PM     (No. 11286640)

But not Loretta Lynch, never mind that her actual interference is squarely within the purview of the Special Counsel appointment.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 6/14/2017 7:03:25 PM     (No. 11286645)

Of all the ginned-up "investigations"

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?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 6/14/2017 7:08:19 PM     (No. 11286650)

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.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bighambone, 6/14/2017 7:09:28 PM     (No. 11286651)

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.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: stablemoney, 6/14/2017 7:09:42 PM     (No. 11286652)

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.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Davids918, 6/14/2017 7:12:31 PM     (No. 11286658)

Of course, they need to investigate this point, but that does not mean any happened either.

Seems Comey already acknowledged that much.

So, you rule things in, and rule things out.

We also now know the Special Council has no more lid on leaks as the FBI.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 6/14/2017 7:17:30 PM     (No. 11286660)

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.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 6/14/2017 7:18:12 PM     (No. 11286662)

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.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Muguy, 6/14/2017 7:22:52 PM     (No. 11286672)

Where was this investigation goon squad during the last eight years when Nobama and the "just us" department was preventing justice from being served when they sent in agitators to Ferguson?



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Reply 21 - Posted by: planetgeo, 6/14/2017 7:25:28 PM     (No. 11286674)

Question: Is it possible to obstruct an investigation of a non-crime? If so, what´s the penalty for ending a false investigation?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: suedotsue, 6/14/2017 7:28:05 PM     (No. 11286678)

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.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: chiller, 6/14/2017 7:34:51 PM     (No. 11286691)

Agree, #17....I´m not surprised, and would expect it. Finding obstruction is an entirely different matter however....given the evidence we have already.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: dvc, 6/14/2017 8:11:25 PM     (No. 11286716)

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.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Judy, 6/14/2017 8:19:52 PM     (No. 11286719)

Is Comey still leaking to the phony WP?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 6/14/2017 8:46:56 PM     (No. 11286734)

Agree, #16, AG Sessions needs to fire his deputy and Mueller IMMEDIATELY and take charge.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Penney, 6/14/2017 8:52:05 PM     (No. 11286736)

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

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Reply 28 - Posted by: previouslyon24, 6/14/2017 9:19:54 PM     (No. 11286751)

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.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Rinktum, 6/14/2017 9:37:18 PM     (No. 11286759)

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.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 6/14/2017 9:50:40 PM     (No. 11286778)

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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Reply 31 - Posted by: mean Gene, 6/14/2017 9:51:30 PM     (No. 11286784)

This article is "fake news."
The WaPo editors and legal team were bypassed instead of it being run by any of them.
Take a look at truepundit.com

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 6/14/2017 10:24:45 PM     (No. 11286814)

Next they will investigate his hand washing technique, then there is that suspicious underwear lint.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Packard Man, 6/15/2017 1:23:31 AM     (No. 11286908)

Meuller made the fool by this leak.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: radrelic, 6/15/2017 2:25:13 AM     (No. 11286919)

Political witch hunt and going beyond the original purpose of the special investigation.

Possible not suspected? Make them make the charges not search the possibilities for never ending harassment of the president.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: dvc, 6/15/2017 3:25:13 AM     (No. 11286926)

Fake News site.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: rolfnader, 6/15/2017 6:50:12 AM     (No. 11286969)

Mr Bezos needs to give some serious thought to his high school newspaper. As a Prime Member since day one, I would remind him that he´s not the only game in town any longer.

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The deadly collision between a U.S. destroyer and a container ship June 17 took place while the freighter was on autopilot, according to Navy officials. The Philippines-flagged cargo ship ACX Crystal was under control of a computerized navigation system that was steering and guiding the container vessel, according to officials familiar with preliminary results of an ongoing Navy investigation. Investigators so far found no evidence the collision was deliberate. Nevertheless, an accident during computerized navigation raises the possibility the container ship´s computer system could have been hacked and the ship deliberately steered into the USS Fitzgerald, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. A more

Los Angeles considers renaming Rodeo Road
in southwest L.A. ‘Obama Boulevard’

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Los Angeles Times (CA), by Shelby Grad    Original Article
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President Obama has been out of office only a few months. But he might have both a street and an L.A. freeway named after him soon. Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson has proposed renaming Rodeo Road in southwest L.A. “Obama Boulevard” in honor of the president. Wesson noted that Obama held a campaign rally at Rancho Cienega Park on Rodeo Road when running for president and that the area already has streets named after presidents (Washington, Jefferson, Adams). In May, a plan to name a stretch of the 134 Freeway after Obama moved forward with approval from the

Mika: Trump Is Either A Dictator
In The Making Or ‘Not Well’ [Video]

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Daily Caller, by Nick Givas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/23/2017 5:20:24 PM     Post Reply
MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski compared President Donald Trump’s administration to North Korea Friday, saying “It does feel like a developing dictatorship.” “I will say you can do some work reading history and reading books about how dictatorship happen. The development of very negative forces taking over and what you are seeing is either this happening right now, or someone who’s not well. Very few options,” Brzezinski continued. Co-host Joe Scarborough tried to lighten to mood during the segment, saying, “I think it’s actually more like Hogan’s Heroes if anything else.” Brzezinski she quietly rebuked Trump once more saying

Trump´s Lies
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New York Times, by David Leonhardt and Stuart A.Thompson    Original Article
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Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office. “I wasn´t a fan of Iraq. I didn´t want to go into Iraq.” (He was for an invasion before he was against it.)Jan. 21 “A reporter for Time magazine — and I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times. I think

Obama’s secret struggle
to punish Russia for
Putin’s election assault

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Washington Post, by Greg Miller*    Original Article
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Eaarly last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race. But it went further. The intelligence captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation’s audacious objectives — defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee,

Ferguson attorney: Brown
family settlement $1.5 million

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Associated Press, by Jim Salter    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/23/2017 2:29:44 PM     Post Reply
ST. LOUIS - The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown´s parents, the city attorney said Friday. Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount in an email in response to an open records request. The settlement of the federal lawsuit was announced Tuesday, but financial details were not initially released. Carey declined further comment on the settlement. A phone message seeking comment from the attorney for the family, Anthony Gray, was not immediately returned. Brown, 18, was black and unarmed when he was fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson

White House Correspondents Unhappy
With Limits on News Briefings

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New York Times, by Michael M. Grynbaum    Original Article
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The televised White House news briefing, after emerging as a can’t-miss ritual of the early days of the Trump administration, has in recent weeks become shorter, less informative and less accessible, with some of the briefings declared off-limits to live broadcasting. The White House Correspondents’ Association is not pleased. “We believe strongly that Americans should be able to watch and listen to senior government officials face questions from an independent news media,” the group’s president, Jeff Mason of Reuters, wrote in a note to members on Friday. Mr. Mason met on Thursday with Sean Spicer, the White House press


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