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Firing Mueller would be disastrous;
discrediting him is impeachment politics

Washington Examiner, by Byron York

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Posted By:FlyRight, 12/10/2017 7:14:26 AM

Short of impeaching President Trump, does anything excite Democrats, the Resistance, and NeverTrumpers like the prospect of the president firing special counsel Robert Mueller? Firing Mueller would, or course, be the quickest way for Trump to get impeached, which might explain a certain air of anticipation in discussions of whether — some prefer to say when -- Trump will sack the prosecutor leading the Trump-Russia investigation.There has been a lot of news and commentary recently interpreting criticism of Mueller by a number of pro-Trump media voices as an effort to encourage Trump to fire Mueller, or lay the groundwork for


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Reply 1 - Posted by: daisymay, 12/10/2017 7:35:35 AM     (No. 11476305)

At this point, I think Mueller and his Band of Merry Men have pretty much been discredited. I doubt the American People have much faith in them! The more that is discovered about their background, the more they have to recuse themselves. Pretty soon only Mueller will be left and we know HE is a Comey Mentor, so we don´t expect he will let his Guy go down in flames!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: glasslass, 12/10/2017 7:47:19 AM     (No. 11476313)

It´s like watching a slow motion train wreck!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/10/2017 7:47:41 AM     (No. 11476314)

Not just himself but with every succeeding revelation Mueller is exposing the creatures and methods of the Deep State. At this rate the ´Rats will be clamoring for his removal!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/10/2017 7:53:36 AM     (No. 11476318)

Never Interfere With an Enemy While He’s in the Process of Destroying Himself
Napoleon Bonaparte

Let Mueller self-destruct. Trump needs to fire Rosenstein Strzok, McCabe and, if Sessions and Wray aren’t serious about charging Hillary and her criminal enterprise, dismiss them as well.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BillW., 12/10/2017 8:09:24 AM     (No. 11476331)

Is Sessions too much of a Swamp person to be fired? So it seems. I hate saying this, but the longer he remains, the less DJT´s credibility.

MAGA All the Way Nonetheless.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MainelySane, 12/10/2017 8:11:58 AM     (No. 11476332)

Byron York is a never Trumper. I haven´t read the column yet, but I´m inclined not to give him any credence anyway.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jawone, 12/10/2017 8:21:12 AM     (No. 11476339)

Just when Byron York seemed to be regaining his senses, the writes this pile of garbage that demonstrates that he’s really no better than the battalions of clueless and Swamp-stained dopes in the rotting and risible remnant of what used to be “journalism” in America. Sad. In York’s defense, this silly story at least retains an occasional toe-hold on reality, unlike the death rattle put out today by the Failing and Flailing New York Slimes, where the biggest question is how provable and soon-to-be-handcuffed lying hacks Maggie Haberman and (the apparently resurrected) Glenn Thrush managed to get Peter Baker to put the last nail in his own career by adding his byline to their stinking pile of schumershiff.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lte126, 12/10/2017 8:41:28 AM     (No. 11476360)

will. not. click. anything by byron york, steve hayes or jonah goldberg.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 12/10/2017 8:48:27 AM     (No. 11476365)

Whatever the talking heads say, do the opposite. The crooks in Washington will try to impeach Trump either way. By now, most people know Mueller is BS, and are ready to move on.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Beca, 12/10/2017 8:49:44 AM     (No. 11476367)

Byron. Enough. Stop. Mueller deserved to be fired. SHoykd have already been done. You’re beyond disappointing.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: miceal, 12/10/2017 8:57:24 AM     (No. 11476372)

Last time I checked my copy of our United States Constitution, PDT firing Mueller IS NOT an impeachable offense. Just saying...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/10/2017 9:00:57 AM     (No. 11476377)

Oh, no, no, no! Mueller is the best entertainment we´ve had in years that shows the left for what it truly is- a Big bunch of Morons. Besides, Muller´s mandate is expiring and won´t be renewed unless he can come up with something substantially provable to his original ´contract´. the guy is priceless for exposing the media whores of the left. The FBI swamps is starting to implode due to Mueller´s unintended consequences. Hillary´s Russian collusion is also being shown the light of day due primarily to Mueller. The guy should be encouraged by the Democrats to get it over with ASAP, he ripping their heartless heart out. I think The Donald is smart enough to appreciate a full fledged 3 ring Democrat Self-Destruction Derby when he sees one.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/10/2017 9:28:05 AM     (No. 11476406)

After watching all of President Trump´s pep rally in Pensacola I think he right on track with his agenda. What the people, Rush Linbaugh and Hannity know the President also knows.
I think President Donald Trump is going to let them all do a ´slow burn´ until they are just a cigarette glow then he´ll strike. He needs to get things done his first year not spending his time prosecuting his opponents...yet.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MDConservative, 12/10/2017 10:21:13 AM     (No. 11476462)

The purpose of Mueller´s "investigation" is not and never was to impeach Trump. It is to publicly discredit him through leak after leak, and make it impossible for Trump to govern while the swamp creatures slithered further into the halls of government. Each "revelation" was to cue indignant resignations of mid-level appointees to stoke the rage.

The problem for the bi-partisan Resistance is simple...it ain´t happening as planned. Not only is it hard to maintain public rage for an extended period, but the public is figuring out the sky isn´t falling and they´ve been lied to...and that is never a good thing for any politician. What will be interesting to watch is where these angry voters go in the ´18 elections. Gee, the "moderates" may have to actually pick a side, or stay home when the thinking gets too hard for them.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: fed-up, 12/10/2017 10:31:42 AM     (No. 11476469)

I agree with York. Trump knows he did nothing wrong, however the stuff coming out now is doing more to discredit Mueller than anything Trump can say about it. Now that Nunes can get the documents, I have confidence we will start to tear this down.

On a side note... am I the only one that is seeing a pattern coming out.. that AFTER the election, there are lots of attempts by the Russians to contact members of the Trump administration and most of them have connections to Fusion. I see a set up.

Lets see the light shine finally on what Comey, Brennan, Clapper were up to those last couple months in office.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lucky5, 12/10/2017 10:42:30 AM     (No. 11476481)

Is there an end date on this? My impression was the it is open ended. It does seem to be doing more damage to the other side at this point.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: gone2pot, 12/10/2017 11:07:23 AM     (No. 11476510)

The overriding purpose of the anti-Mueller Trump defenses is not to goad the president into firing Mueller, which would be a disastrous act that could spell an early end to Trump´s presidency.

So, Byron, this "anti-Mueller Trump defense" is just some political strategy with a chess board checkmate end? How erudite. How many more felonies does Mueller and his band of merry Trump haters have to commit before it will hurt Trump for NOT firing Mueller? Is there any real substance in the actual Mueller (and FBI leadership structure) violations of law or is all that Constitution stuff for us silly assed Bible thumpers? Please, in your wondrous Byron-ness help us, we the naves who merely ELECTED the guy (and even those of us who voted against Hillary are starting to like even his tweet storms).

Firing Mueller would be insane. Discrediting him is pure impeachment politics.

Here´s a bag of reality dust from a fly over gun-toter, O you the uber-wise one, IF the House goes Marxist in 2019, 2021, or 2023, Trump WILL be impeached and WILL be removed from office via Mueller AND Weinstein (and whatever else issue the Marxists create). The Senate WILL have 67 votes to remove Trump whether the Senate is Marxist majority or not.

Mueller has NO credibility just like the leadership in the FBI has NO credibility. That was proven in July, 2016 by Comey. But guess what. That does NOT matter to YOUR anti-Trump GOP pals and will not matter in Trump´s impeachment. (I just dropped the microphone Byron).

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Reply 18 - Posted by: rolfnader, 12/10/2017 11:07:56 AM     (No. 11476513)

And , of course, Byron Yorkie knows more about law than does Alan Dershowitz.

I do wish OP would stick to posting articles from Texas (published every 28-32 days)

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Reply 19 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/10/2017 11:10:34 AM     (No. 11476516)

For now, I would like to see that FISA application. If it contains what many think, the whole bunch is going to get roasted.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 12/10/2017 11:51:37 AM     (No. 11476555)

Once a judge rules that the FISA application was based upon false information, all the information gathered by it will be tainted. The appointment of Mueller will be illegal.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Arby, 12/10/2017 12:11:12 PM     (No. 11476576)

Let it all play out, watch them trip, stumble and fumble and then pardon whoever they try to convict. THEY have to demonstrate their bias, incompetence, etc., which they are doing everyday. When the mountain groans and the mouse walks out they will be shown to be demonstrably unfair. Then the pardons will be not just justified but perceived to be justified. This will all come after more wins, 4% GDP hikes, etc.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 12/10/2017 12:11:23 PM     (No. 11476578)

Could Mueller continue to lead the investigation from inside a jail cell? Trump may not need to fire him. The charges against him and his cohorts are approaching the level of treason.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Smart11344, 12/10/2017 12:44:41 PM     (No. 11476632)

Mueller will eventually sink his own ship.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: dvc, 12/10/2017 12:51:49 PM     (No. 11476645)

Need the IG to find that Mueller and his thugs covered up the Uranium One mess and indict him on charges.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: confused, 12/10/2017 1:25:08 PM     (No. 11476681)

"lets close Gitmo because it just pi$$es off ISIS and serves as a recruiting tool for them."
"If you fire Mueller it will pi$$ off the never Trumpers and give them a reason to impeach."
I love it when the enemy is so concerned about our own welfare.
I f they were going to impeach they would never have let Trump become this successful.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dvc, 12/10/2017 1:38:41 PM     (No. 11476688)

#6, I believe you are misinformed if you think York is a neverTrumper. York is a pretty darned neutral reporter, IME. I have read his stuff and watched him on TV. I don´t always agree with his view of issues, but in all the reports that I am aware of, he is pretty even handed.

He´s not particularly a Trump supporter, and I don´t expect that, all I want is a fair and balanced report, and York seems to do that. He may interpret things differently than I do, at times, but I am a partisan and I don´t think he is. At least I trust his facts, if not always his interpretations.

York is one of the few decent journalists left out there, no kind of neverTrumper, and no kind of Trump partisan, IME.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 12/10/2017 2:42:17 PM     (No. 11476743)

I guess a political reporter sees everything as political. Call me naive, but I think the strong protests against Mueller and his team have to do with the truth - not some strategy to prevent DJT from getting ousted. Can´t people just stand for the truth without it having to be interpreted as a political strategy? Sheesh!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: fayebeck, 12/10/2017 2:53:40 PM     (No. 11476754)

If the democrats are successful in removing Trump from office, we will watch him being removed with a Marine escort to the helicopter and fly away. Then it will be Mike Pence´s turn. All the while many folks will be chanting "lock and load".

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bohallx, 12/10/2017 4:40:27 PM     (No. 11476803)

The best way to deal with Mueller is to totally mortify the man by forcing him to fire all of his cronies and their cronies.

ALL means ALL and that´s coming.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 12/10/2017 5:31:10 PM     (No. 11476828)

BJ Clintoon wanted to "survey whether Americans would want him impeached if he had lied under oath". Of course BJ DID lie under oath. He DID fool around with Monica.

Trump has done NOTHING that warrants impeachment. Nothing close.

Yet dems are willing to corrupt the impeachment process like they have corrupted everything else they touch. They want to turn it into a simple vote, we have enough votes to create problems for you so we will. This has nothing to do with those who may have committed "high crimes and misdemeanors". It would be a pure move of spite with NO likelihood of conviction in the Senate (requires 67 votes).

I agree an outright firing by Trump may not be the way to go but if the IG report shows serious problems, THAT IS a reason to shut hi down.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 12/10/2017 5:46:05 PM     (No. 11476837)

If Mueller and his merry band of Trump haters were Republicans and the president was a Democrat and the same set of conflicts existed, Mueller and company would be long gone.

Right Byron?

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The mood on the international conference call at the beginning of this month was somber as Ian Bremmer, president of the political risk consulting firm Eurasia Group, prepared to list off top global dangers in the coming year. Bremmer began with a show-stopping line:"If we had to pick one year for a big unexpected crisis — the geopolitical equivalent of the 2008 financial meltdown — it feels like 2018." The reasons are many, Bremmer cited, but the most prominent causes for global insecurity stem from U.S. President Donald Trump´s move away from global leadership, and China´s eagerness to fill the

Schumer: GOP Has ´Forgotten
the Lessons of the Founding
Fathers´ by Not Compromising

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PJ Media, by Nicholas Ballasy    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 1/21/2018 9:00:56 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called the government shutdown a “manufactured crisis” created by Democrats who want a permanent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) fix, which he referred to as a “non-emergency” issue that does not belong in the short-term spending bill to continue federal government operations. “The one non-emergency issue our friends on the other side of the aisle are trying to shoehorn into this discussion doesn’t reach that status of emergency until March. This is pure folly. The American people know so, that´s why in a recent survey a majority said keeping the government open

Schumer withdraws offer on Trump´s wall
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Politico, by Burgess Everett & Seung Min Kim    Original Article
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Chuck Schumer is taking his big spending boost for Donald Trump’s border wall off the table. The Senate minority leader, through an aide, informed the White House on Monday that he was retracting the offer he made last week to give Trump well north of the $1.6 billion in wall funding Trump had asked for this year, according to two Democrats. And now they say Trump will simply not get a better deal than that on his signature campaign promise. Schumer “took it off,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat. “He called the White House yesterday and said

California Democrats want some businesses
to fork over half tax-cut savings to state

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Fox News, by Edmund DeMarche     Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2018 12:27:25 PM     Post Reply
Calling the Trump administration’s tax reform plan a “middle-class tax increase,” two California lawmakers introduced a bill that would force large companies to fork over half of their expected savings to the state. Assemblymen Kevin McCarty and Phil Ting, both Democrats, introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 22, which calls for a 10 percent surcharge on companies with a net earnings over $1 million. The plan could potentially raise billions for the state´s social services programs. “It is unconscionable to force working families to pay the price for tax breaks and loopholes benefiting corporations and wealthy individuals,” Ting said in a statement,

Chuck Schumer: ´We will vote
today to reopen the government´

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Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2018 12:36:55 PM     Post Reply
The Senate on Monday was set to hold a successful vote to reopen the federal government, after Senate Democrats agreed to let the bill through even though it doesn´t include immigration language they are seeking. "We will vote today to reopen the government to continue negotiating a global agreement," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the floor. Under the bill up to be called up, the government would be fully funded through Feb. 8, and it would fund the Children´s Health Insurance Program for six years. It would also reopen the government, which has been partially closed since midnight

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