According to a Washington Post report, based on two more unnamed “officials”, special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Donald Trump for ‘obstruction of justice’ presumably based on the firing of FBI Director James Comey. This report/outcome is not unexpected as it would be part of Mueller’s investigative duty to follow-up on any assertions made in this regard regardless of merit.(Washington Post) […] Trump had received private assurances from former FBI Director James B. Comey starting in January that he was not personally under investigation. Officials say that changed shortly after Comey’s firing. Five people briefed on the requests, who spoke on
What ever happened to the new FBI Director? I´m truly sick and tired of reading about all this mess. Sessions testifies, Comey is a Liar, I don´t know who´s side Rosenstein is on and Trump doesn´t seem to have anyone with Balls on his side. Maybe he should have hired Christie, at least he would be doing something more than sitting back and turning the other cheek. I want to see SOMEONE stand up and say ENOUGH! Fire Mueller! Who cares if the Democrats hair is on Fire! This has to stop!
This could easily lead to real violence. The FBI is NOT obligated to investigate any and every accusation made by some fool. Many non-credible charges are made every day and the FBI spends 10 seconds deciding the charge is not credible. It is also already past the point where the general public no longer places any trust in the FBI or the DOJ; this is why it will spawn violence
Any investigation of the Russians "hacking" the November election as the Democrats repeatly charged was and is a hoax and a sham designed by the Democrats as a basis to undo the election and ultimately remove President Trump from office by charging him with some process or cover-up charge.
Since that Democrat conspiracy started, how many Russians have been interviewed by the FBI, or have been called to give evidence and/or testimony? The answer is Zero, you can bet on that, as if they had it would have been leaked.
In that respect the Russians, just like a lot of other foreign countries try to influence US elections and US politicians to the benefit of their individual countries. That´s been going on back to colonial times. There is no way in this Internet era and vast global instant communications that anything substantial can be done about that.
As one example Mexico very publically through their agents in the US Spanish radio and television networks clearly favored the Democrats and attempted to influence the election, and as many US politicians as possible, to grant an amnesty to millions of Mexican illegal aliens. The Democrats clearly went along with the Mexican position that the US immigration laws should not be enforced, in order to secure as many Mexican-American votes as possible. The Democrats also consider just about all illegal aliens to be prospective Democrat voters and at every turn defend and protect illegal aliens from deportation.
Eric Holder was charged with contempt of congress & refused to testify....zero penalty. Lynch met Clinton on plane...zero penalty...Sessions met with a Russian ambassador with his entire staff present...hearings hearings hearings. Two sets of rules is very ugly. Is Mueller already leaking or is Comey still leaking? The leakers switch back & forth from WP to NY Times, they never leak to Hannity or Rush!
I’m still of the mind that President Trump is using the system to break the system. He’s utilizing Alinsky’s axiom making the opposition live up to their own rules, sort of a “live by the investigation – die by the investigation.” I’ve a feeling that all the rabbit trails will lead back to Clinton and Ozero. At the right moment the “unmasking” will be very public, very brutal, and very final.
Meanwhile back at the swamp, each of the cabinet secretaries are implementing MAGA within their respective agencies; the hands of coal miners are untied, oil pipelines are completed, federal land grabs are being scaled back, green energy is headed for the trash heap, and our military has a Commander in Chief who values their lives as much as their parents and spouses.
Our President Trump is a master at asymmetrical political warfare against an Old World atrophied opposition that hasn’t had an original idea in 150 years. The Deep State is just that, and very deep indeed. It cannot be ignored - it must be gored, and it will be messy and very distressing, especially if RINO Stockholm Syndrome rears its ugly head. It is so easy to think that previous outcomes for the Republican Wing of the Uniparty, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, will be the fate of Donald J. Trump. I just don’t see it happening. Whatever various outcomes may materialize; Hillary! is not president, and our national political landscape will no longer hide the Progressive Socialist trees in the forest of legitimacy. Patience, dear Trumpers, it’s a complicated business, a very complicated business.
This is very complicated. I think Sundance is making the case that Comey wants Mueller fired, because Comey is the one who committed the crime. Comey is trying to bait Mr. Trump into firing Comey. I think that´s what Sundance is saying.
We the people are frustrated when we see trumped up charges pursued with vigor while real law breaking has occurred by the Obama administration and is ignored. I hate to whine, but how is this fair? We have been waiting for eight long years to see the Obama hacks held accountable for their blatant lawlessness. I guess the democrats decided that the best defense is a good offense and it appears to be working. When will this madness end? Everyday we fall farther down the rabbit hole.
Mueller is sympathetic to dems as we can see by who he picked for staff. Dems/media are going to keep pressure on him to investigate any and all possibilities.
The thing is, Mueller is a Special Council, a dedicated investigator working within the FBI, NOT a completely independent special prosecutor assigned outside of the DOJ. Mueller´s scope of investigation is defined by the DOJ.
The case for obstruction of justice is barely a wisp, a hope expressed by Trump that the investigation into Flynn could be completed soon and without significant repercussions for Flynn. Major legal players have expressed their disdain for making anything of that.
As to Comey´s firing, the reasons were laid out clearly and are completely valid. They have nothing to do with the Russian investigation or specifically with the investigation of Flynn. It was about Comey´s poor handling of the Hillary investigation. So where is any obstruction there? Could Mueller make a case that Trump found Comey unloyal, uncooperative, and annoying and that was a veiled reason for firing him? That´s a stretch even if it was in the back of Trump´s mind. Comey certainly could have been fired for those reasons or no reason at all, as Comey himself pointed out.
Dems are getting their dragged out investigation but that doesn´t mean there is any more evidence than there was before, being NONE.
Mueller might say actions hint at certain behaviors but if that is the best he gets, he may as well conclude things now.
If Mueller never goes near BO´s people, we will KNOW that the bias fix is in. THAT is where the true illegality lies.
FTA~"Stop and think about it. McCabe was telling chief-of-staff Reince Priebus not to worry about a NYT report based on leaks coming (first, second or third-hand) from James Comey himself. Priebus asks McCabe for help, James Comey then tells McCabe the FBI cannot publicly refute the story which is based on Comey’s leaking."
And you notice, the actual letter authorizes looking into "Trump" collusion with Russians, nothing about Clinton. Why?
Comey had kept all information from congress for 8 Months! about the so called Russians interference. Why?
McCabe can put a lot of this to rest. Sounds like he knows the truth, and is willing to tell it.
There is a part of me that feels like Pres Trump has been his own worst enemy. He should have fired ALL Obama people the 2nd day in office. He was relying too much on a decades old book. Art of the Deal. Times have changed since then. He was/is up against evil like we have never known before and still he wouldn´t go after the insiders. Only tweeting about the press etc.. He needed to get someone in there who knew what the hell was going on and not his daughter and husband. Yes millions voted for him but those millions have jobs and are trying to support families and like me, just myself. We do not have time or resources to do what the basteds on the left do.. I am disappointed in Sessions. Where the hell has he been and what is he doing about the crimes Hillary, Obama and black woman in the DOJ have committed.. Why not go after them? I am truly ready to give up on the Repubs ..We have a militia in this country. I am waiting for SHTF.. Maybe someone will put the fear of God into a few people. I believe a civil war is in the making and the Dems and the media liars will be the losers. Actually the whole country will be. Thank you Repubs for nothing. Cowardly no account fools..
Only a liberal. socialist, marxist democRAT like mueller would entertain prosecuting President Trump for doing something he is authorized and empowered to do by the U.S. Constitution and Federal Law. However, it seems as if his kind only recognize laws for use as baseball bats to use against Republicans and normal American People.
In 2008, Barack Obama carried North Carolina, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. In 2016, President Trump flipped those five states on his way to a 30-state victory, the most states won in 20 years. Now those five states are in the running to land a $10 billion in a display-making factory.President Trump gets credit for this one. From Nikkei on November 18: TAIPEI -- iPhones might one day soon carry "Made in America" labels. Key Apple assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, has been studying the possibility of moving iPhone production to the U.S., sources told the Nikkei Asian Review.
Oh how the media protested when President Trump fired Democrat Preet Bharara. The media portrayed him falsely as the bane of Wall Street. But Saint Preet was a sham political appointee hired from the staff of Democratic Senate Leader Crying Chuck Schumer to shakedown corrupt corporations to "donate" ti Democratic Party "charities" to avoid criminal prosecution. I explained that already. Now a judge has shown what kind of half-assed lawyer Bharara is in court.(Snip) From Newsday: A federal judge in Manhattan has reduced one count of a drug conviction and accused prosecutors of using “misleading” tactics in a case that
Oh Lordy, this is divinely funny… (Via Daily Mail) Former FBI director James Comey made a quiet visit to The New York Times on Thursday, one of few public outings since he admitted leaking stories to the newspaper about President Trump before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8. (Photo)Leaker Comey kept his sunglasses on and his gaze forward as he marched through the front entrance of the Times Square office building which houses the publication shortly after 6pm. He was accompanied by his wife Patrice Failor who also wore sunglasses. (read more with additional pictures)
The latest development, in the ongoing Arab state GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) initiative to stem the destabilizing behavior of Qatar, is a list of demands presented to Qatar. If you have followed the regional issues for the past few years you’ll quickly identify how each of the demands cuts to the core of the destabilizing issues.Included in the demands: *Shut down al-Jazeera, *stop cooperating with Iran and *expel Turkish military provocateurs (Erdogan). The binding thread that connects each of these demands is the effort to stop Qatar from supporting/assisting the Muslim Brotherhood. WASHINGTON (AP) — Kuwait has given Qatar a list
For the second time in four days, the White House barred television cameras from a media briefing Thursday and prohibited live audio broadcasts. Press secretary Sean Spicer also skipped the session, deploying his deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, to answer questions instead. Off-camera briefings are becoming a regular occurrence in the Trump White House, especially on big news days. (Senate Republicans released their health-care plan Thursday, and the president finally said that he did not record conversations with former FBI director James B. Comey.) In keeping with a promise we made
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(Facebook) - Former President Barack Obama took to Facebook to ask Republicans to reconsider their efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. "I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party," Obama wrote. "Still, I hope that our senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what’s really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing something that Democrats did." He argued that the Republican health care bill
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In a year that he would like to forget, which included his acrimonious divorce to Amber Heard, Johnny Depp appeared at a Q&A at the new Cinemageddon stage at Glastonbury. Introducing his 2004 film The Libertine, about a 17th-century poet who notoriously drank himself to an early death, the 54-year-old chose to discuss American politics. "I think [Donald] Trump needs help," he said. "There are a lot of dark places he could go." He added: "I´m not insinuating anything - by the way this will be in the press and it will be horrible - but when was the last
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