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Offline Rex

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Special Counsel appointed to look into Trump/Russia
« on: May 18, 2017, 11:30:26 am »
Former FBI chief Mueller appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties

The U.S. Justice Department, in the face of rising pressure from Capitol Hill, named former FBI chief Robert Mueller on Wednesday as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow....

All of the intelligence agencies have said they have no proof of a Trump/Russia connection, but the witch hunt continues.  The Deputy AG (whom Trump appointed) has announced a special counsel.  And already the other media are saying that a special "prosecutor" has been appointed:

Special Prosecutor For Trump/Russia Investigation Is A Disaster

Counsel and prosecutor are two different things, but Dick Morris is a Clintonista, so what do you expect?

With this being just the latest blow in the witch hunt against Trump, I don't see how he can survive much longer in Washington.  His own turncoat party refuses to support him, when he meets with foreign leaders the media says he gave away state secrets, the intelligence community is against him, and so on.

America needs to decide if it wants to be ruled by elected politicians (no matter how corrupt) or by spooks.  If Trump is overthrown on an obviously bogus charge, then we've just been bent over and owned by the intelligence community.  If we can't effect change through the ballot box, then we no longer have a voice.  Our lives will be run by spooks.

I just hope that the ongoing investigation into Trump/Russia gets into the Clinton involvement.  The Clinton Foundation facilitated the Uranium One deal, which will provide Russia with 20% of its future uranium needs.  Now THAT'S a connection to Russia.  And the Seth Rich murder.  Special counsel will have the authority to look into anything relating to Trump/Russia, and those things relate.

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Re: Special Counsel appointed to look into Trump/Russia
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 03:00:32 pm »

This is quite disturbing.  Especiall when "People for the American Way" say this:

The appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Trump and Russia is a big win. We fought for it and we got it.

A big THANK YOU for your help on this and to the 60,000 PFAW members who took action online and attended protest events to help us get here.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was a strong choice for special prosecutor and his investigation must be given the resources and the room to operate by Congress and the DOJ to get to the bottom of any possible lawbreaking by Trump administration and campaign officials as well as Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

But this is still barely the beginning. Here’s what we need next:

- We still need an independent commission, similar to the 9/11 Commission, that will operate completely independently of all other branches of government.

- We still need Congress to ramp up their own investigations and to conduct them in a public and transparent way -- that means Comey and other witnesses should provide PUBLIC testimony and hearings should be public.

- We still need another special prosecutor to investigate Trump administration corruption and self-dealing, apart from Russian interference in the 2016 election.

- And we need Congress to pass a law shielding these special counsels from being fired by Trump or Justice Department officials. If Trump were to fire, or order the firing of, a special prosecutor investigating his administration and associates, the political consequences for Republicans would be disastrous … but an additional safeguard for special counsels’ independence and ability to conduct their investigations unimpeded is still important, especially when dealing with Donald Trump.

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It's  my suggestion that a special prosecutor be appointed to put together the cases against the perpetrators and get them in jail, fast.

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Re: Special Counsel appointed to look into Trump/Russia
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 10:32:35 pm »
Pat Buchanan Warns A "Debilitating & Potentially Dangerous Time Has Begun" For Trump

“With the stroke of a pen, Rod Rosenstein redeemed his reputation,” writes Dana Milbank of The Washington Post.

What had Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein done to be welcomed home by the Post like the prodigal son?

Without consulting the White House, he sandbagged President Trump, naming a special counsel to take over the investigation of the Russia connection that could prove ruinous to this presidency.

Rod has reinvigorated a tired 10-month investigation that failed to find any collusion between Trump and Russian hacking of the DNC. Not a single indictment had come out of the FBI investigation.

Yet, now a new special counsel, Robert Mueller, former director of the FBI, will slow-walk his way through this same terrain again, searching for clues leading to potentially impeachable offenses. What seemed to be winding down for Trump is now only just beginning to gear up.

Also to be investigated is whether the president tried to curtail the FBI investigation with his phone calls and Oval Office meetings with FBI Director James Comey, before abruptly firing Comey last week.

Regarded as able and honest, Mueller will be under media pressure to come up with charges. Great and famous prosecutors are measured by whom they convict and how many scalps they take.

Moreover, a burgeoning special counsel’s office dredging up dirt on Trump and associates will find itself the beneficiary of an indulgent press.

Why did Rosenstein capitulate to a Democrat-media clamor for a special counsel that could prove disastrous for the president who elevated and honored him?

Surely in part, as Milbank writes, to salvage his damaged reputation.

After being approved 94-6 by a Senate that hailed him as a principled and independent U.S. attorney for both George Bush and Barack Obama, Rosenstein found himself being pilloried for preparing the document White House aides called crucial to Trump’s decision to fire Comey.

Rosenstein had gone over to the dark side. He had, it was said, on Trump’s orders, put the hit on Comey. Now, by siccing a special counsel on the president himself, Rosenstein is restored to the good graces of this city. Rosenstein just turned in his black hat for a white hat.

Democrats are hailing both his decision to name a special counsel and the man he chose. Yet it is difficult to exaggerate the damage he has done.

As did almost all of its predecessors, including those which led to the resignation of President Nixon and impeachment of Bill Clinton, Mueller’s investigation seems certain to drag on for years.

All that time, there will be a cloud over Trump’s presidency that will drain his political authority. Trump’s enemies will become less fearful and more vocal. Republican Congressmen and Senators in swing states and marginal districts, looking to 2018, will have less incentive to follow Trump’s lead, rather than their own instincts and interests. Party unity will fade away.

And without a united and energized Republican Party on the Hill, how do you get repeal and replacement of Obamacare, tax reform or a border wall? Trump’s agenda suddenly seems comatose. And was it a coincidence that the day Mueller was appointed, the markets tanked, with the Dow falling 372 points?

Markets had soared with Trump’s election on the expectation that his pro-business agenda would be enacted. If those expectations suddenly seem illusory, will the boom born of hope become a bust?

A White House staff, said to be in disarray, and a president reportedly enraged over endless press reports of his problems and falling polls, are not going to become one big happy family again with a growing office of prosecutors and FBI agents poking into issues in which they were involved.

Nor is the jurisdiction of the special counsel restricted to alleged Russia interference in the campaign. Allegations about Trump’s taxes, investments, and associates, and those of his family, could be drawn into the maw of the special counsel’s office by political and business enemies enthusiastic about seeing him brought down.

More folks in Trump’s entourage will soon be lawyering up.

While it’s absurd today to talk of impeachment, that will not deter Democrats and the media from speculating, given what happened to Nixon and Clinton when special prosecutors were put on their trail.

Another consequence of the naming of a special counsel, given what such investigations have produced, will be that Vice President Pence will soon find himself with new friends and admirers, and will begin to attract more press as the man of the future in the GOP.

A rising profile for Pence is unlikely to strengthen his relationship with a besieged president.

In the United Kingdom, the odds are growing that Trump may not finish his term.

So how does he regain the enthusiasm and energy he exhibited in previous crises, with such talk in the air?

A debilitating and potentially dangerous time for President Trump has now begun, courtesy of his deputy attorney general.

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Re: Special Counsel appointed to look into Trump/Russia
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 06:58:58 am »
The pivotal event in this whole affair was Jeff Session's recusal, when he said he would not participate in anything dealing with Trump/Russia.  Once he, as Attorney General, made that announcement, it left his Deputy Atty Gen free to take the action he did.

Trump's finished.  It's just a matter of time until he's impeached on bogus charges.

While he has time, he needs to build a wall on our southern border.

He needs to put in place a system to weed out Mohammedan madmen.

He (and Sessions) need to investigate/charge the Clinton Foundation for multiple crimes, among them the Uranium One deal with Russia.

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Re: Special Counsel appointed to look into Trump/Russia
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 08:39:37 pm »

Why Mueller Investigation is a Sick Joke

The fact that former Director of the FBI Robert Mueller is zealously investigating the fake news nonsense of President Trump "colluding with Russia" in order to "fool" people into voting for him for President, is the punchline of a very sick joke.

Former director of the FBI Robert Mueller was an essential tool in the most obvious and most disgusting cover up in U.S. History. While he has no problem investigating fake news nonsense such as "Russian Collusion" he refused to investigate real news such as CIA - Saudi collusion in the 9-11 attacks.

"The FBI never engaged in an investigation of the Saudi connection." - Rep. Stephen Lynch(3:28 mark)

Dot             -     Dot    -   Dot
Saudi Arabia--->CIA--->Whitehouse

Beliefs Always Trump Truth and Perception Always Trumps Reality

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Re: Special Counsel appointed to look into Trump/Russia
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 08:54:29 pm »
Shocking FBI Corruption Exposed | True News (Listen to last 4 mins for what he sees is going on. THE REAL CRIMINALS ARE HEADING UP THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION!)

21:00 approx  what he sees is all the people involved in the uranium scam are now heading up trump russia hoax to save their own butts - Mueller, Comey, Rosenstein, etc.

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Re: Special Counsel appointed to look into Trump/Russia
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 09:22:41 pm »
Hannity’s Best Ever Monologue: ‘Hillary Clinton and Her Husband Sold Out America to the Russians!’ (VIDEO)

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