1. Netherscourge

    Netherscourge
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    Schumer already getting a head start on the 4D chess.

    Well played.
     
  2. Ponn

    Ponn
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    Trump has shown our governments ass for the world and people to see. No one will respect our government and institutions ever again. Nor should they.
     
  3. Mahonay

    Mahonay
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    [​IMG]
     
  4. antonz

    antonz
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    The Department of Justice does which is led by Whitaker. Really our hope lies on the fact that Mueller is hopefully far enough along to start dropping Big hits.
     
  5. mercenar1e

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    That's wishful thinking. As long as the Republicans have the Senate they can do whatever they want without repercussions. Rosenstein no longer overseeing the investigation so Mueller is completely stalled and if the Democrats bring him in front of a camera hes not going to give up any evidence that can potentially be used in a trial... so i don't think anythings coming from this that would hurt Trump politically
     
  6. flkRaven

    flkRaven
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    Hardball time. Indict Donnie Jr.
     
  7. Brock Reiher

    Brock Reiher
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    Why do you think sessions had to be fired
     
  8. MilkBeard

    MilkBeard
    Member

    I know right?
     
  9. Protein

    Protein
    Member

    Dead.
     
  10. Kernel

    Kernel
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    https://www.emptywheel.net/2018/11/...ueller-from-unsealing-any-sealed-indictments/

    There's your deadman's switch.
     
  11. SweetNicole

    SweetNicole
    Community Manager Administrator

     
  12. Right now, Mueller has access to DOJ files because he is working for the DOJ. He only has what Rosenstein has authorized him to have. If he is removed from his current position or if the new AG limits or changes his privileges, then he no longer has the rights to that information. If he keeps things that he is no longer authorized to have then he will be breaking the laws that protect confidential documents.

    Mueller would have to make the call to risk that.
     
  13. UberTag

    UberTag
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    Trump has never been held to account for anything in his miserable life.
    Why would he expect this to be any different?
     
  14. BMW

    BMW
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    Lmao, that's not how it works. Investigations are funded by an official source and have to be properly documented.
     
  15. Netherscourge

    Netherscourge
    Member

    Doesn't matter.

    Putting this out there identifies the problem and conflict of interest on Day 1, and is another line item on the Obstruction of Justice sheet if they ignore or refuse this request.
     
  16. Perturabo

    Perturabo
    Member

    "Lol no"

    That's what I'm expecting.
     
  17. mercenar1e

    mercenar1e
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    to get rid of Mueller and to sweep the investigation under the rug.
     
  18. dots

    dots
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    Stop posting stuff from Cornyn and Graham like they mean anything. Those guys bailed long ago.
     
  19. Surfinn

    Surfinn
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    Interesting. This directly contradicts what CNN is currently reporting (on CNN TV currently). Lots of confusing takes right now, we may need to wait for dust to settle.
     
  20. MilkBeard

    MilkBeard
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    Man these jokes on Sessions are hilarious.
     
  21. Brock Reiher

    Brock Reiher
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    Why did they have to fire sessions to get rid of Mueller?
     
    • User warned: Hostility to posters
    The thousands of I'm sure equally enlightening posts you graced this forum with are certainly a distinction. A dead man's switch is a kind of back-up plan, but the term is not a euphemism for it. Calling you a bit light in the head, now that's a euphemism.
     
  22. Mueller doesn't own a shirt.
     
  23. CrocodileGrin

    CrocodileGrin
    Member

    It all comes tumbling, tumbling down.
     
  24. Poltergust

    Poltergust
    Member

    All that needs to happen is to have Mueller's investigative team survive for two more months before the House Dems officially back him up, right? Can Mueller hold out for that long?
     
  25. antonz

    antonz
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    can they be anymore transparent in their intentions
     
  26. Anoregon

    Anoregon
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    Is it cognitive dissonance if I am incredibly anxious/nervous about the Muller investigation being killed/impaired, yet at the same time don't expect his findings to actually matter much due to successful impeachment being so unlikely with the republicans in congress?
     
  27. Hollywood Duo

    Hollywood Duo
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    I guess that depends on the information he has. If its as bad as we suspect then I have no doubt he would take every realistic risk.
     
  28. hechicero

    hechicero
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    Mueller has to show what he has pretty soon,show real evidence.
     
  29. Sky Chief

    Sky Chief
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    Please, start raining down the indictments Mueller!!
     
  30. Taki

    Taki
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  31. excelsiorlef

    excelsiorlef
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  32. ZattMurdock

    ZattMurdock
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  33. Alec

    Alec
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    If this happened, it would be the funniest shit.
     
  34. Taki

    Taki
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    I can't imagine what ResetEra would be like right now had Democrats not won the House last night.
     
  35. LiK

    LiK
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    SAVAGE
     
  36. Everyone has a plan until Pelosi punches you in the face with subpeonas
     
  37. Netherscourge

    Netherscourge
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    Trump can't fire anyone that doesn't directly work for him. A special counsel is an independently appointed federal investigator.

    He can only fire people that work directly under his own authority, like the AG, deputy AG, FBI director, etc... etc...

    THEY are the ones that would have the authority to fire or reassign the probe to another investigator.
     
  38. MilkBeard

    MilkBeard
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    I think if his findings were inconsequential, Trump & co. wouldn't be making chess moves to neuter his capabilities.
     
  39. viskod

    viskod
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    Would need Whitakers approval.
     
  40. Jzeero

    Jzeero
    Member

    Fuck sessions
     
  41. D i Z

    D i Z
    Member

    Mueller is the new Flash Gordon, confirmed.
     
  42. cameron

    cameron
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    Betsy Woodruff @woodruffbets

    I asked a DOJ spokesperson if Acting AG Matt Whitaker would take over supervision of the Mueller probe. Her reply: "The Acting Attorney General is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice."
     
  43. Fisty

    Fisty
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    It was DoJ guidelines that required Sessions to recuse himself, it wasnt a personal choice. DoJ likely has guidelines that would require Whitaker to recuse as well, based on his public writings when he had no ties to the investigation. Also, I think Rosenstein will stay in charge until Senate confirms a replacement for Sessions, I dont think Acting AG would walk in and take over investigations already in progress that he has never been a part of when there is already someone in charge of it.
     
  44. Yup, you just starve it out. That way there is no flashpoint for people to rally and protest.
     
  45. Brock Reiher

    Brock Reiher
    Member

    It's because sessions recused himself
     
  46. Breaking News: Trump violates norms.
     
  47. BBboy20

    BBboy20
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  48. jkm23

    jkm23
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    Day drinking posts.
     
  49. So can Whitaker fire Mueller?