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Justice Department Appoints Ex-FBI Director Mueller As Special Counsel In Russia Probe

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Justice Department Appoints Ex-FBI Director Mueller As Special Counsel In Russia Probe

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The 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.

The move followed a week in which the White House was thrown into uproar after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Democrats and some of the president’s fellow Republicans had demanded an independent probe of whether Russia tried to sway the outcome of November’s election in favor of Trump and against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Trump, whose anger over the allegations has grown in recent weeks, took the news calmly and used it to rally his team to unite, move on, and refocus on his stalled agenda, a senior White House official said.

“We are all in this together,” Trump told his team, the official said.

Trump said in a statement after the Justice Department announcement he looked forward to a quick resolution.

“As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know – there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity,” he said.

Mueller said in a statement tweeted by CBS News: “I accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability.”

Trump, who said in a speech earlier on Wednesday that no politician in history “has been treated worse or more unfairly,” has long bristled at the notion that Russia played any role in his election victory.

The Russia issue has, however, clouded his early months in office. Moscow has denied the conclusion by U.S. intelligence agencies that it meddled in the campaign.

Pressure on the White House intensified after Trump fired Comey, who had been leading a federal probe into the matter, and allegations that Trump had asked Comey to end the FBI investigation into ties between Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Russia. That raised questions about whether the president improperly attempted to interfere with a federal investigation.

The issue spilled over onto Wall Street on Wednesday, where the S&P 500 and the Dow had their biggest one-day declines since September as investor hopes for tax cuts and other pro-business policies faded amid the political tumult. The Justice Department announcement came after the market close.

CBS News' Scott Pelley has a special report on this breaking news.

 

“My decision (to appoint a special counsel) is not the finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a statement announcing the special counsel.

“I determined that a special counsel is necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome,” he said.

Trump heard about Mueller’s appointment from his White House lawyer Don McGahn about 25 minutes before it was made public, the senior White House official said.

Trump assembled his inner circle in the Oval Office – Vice President Mike Pence, chief of staff Reince Preibus, economic adviser Gary Cohn, senior strategist Steve Bannon, and others – and gave them a pep talk, dictating the statement that was soon released.

Trump told them the appointment would allow them to refer questions to Mueller, giving them space to focus on policies such as tax reform.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill generally welcomed the Justice Department action and praised Mueller for his integrity, but House and Senate Republican leaders said they would go on with their own investigations of the Russia matter.

“A special counsel is very much needed in this situation and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein has done the right thing,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.

Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said he was confident Mueller “will conduct a thorough and fair investigation.”

A discordant note was sounded by Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, who praised Mueller’s credentials but said: “I don’t think they should have appointed someone.”

“I have not seen any evidence of actual collusion. Where is the actual crime that they think they need a special prosecutor to prosecute,” Chaffetz told Fox News.

Mueller, 72, was decorated as a Marine Corps officer during the Vietnam War. A former federal prosecutor, he is known for his tough, no-nonsense managerial style. Appointed by Republican President George W. Bush, he became FBI director one week before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

He was asked by Democratic President Barack Obama in 2011 to stay on for two more years and was replaced by Comey in 2013.

Mueller was credited with transforming the FBI, putting more resources into counterterrorism investigations and improving its cooperation with other U.S. government agencies.

Although Mueller will serve at the pleasure of Rosenstein, the job comes with independence and autonomy.

Some past independent investigations have stretched for years. Kenneth Starr, who investigated former President Bill Clinton, probed allegations surrounding Clinton’s past real estate deals but later expanded the inquiry into his relations with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky, leading to Clinton’s impeachment by the House.

The White House was conducting interviews on Wednesday of candidates to replace Comey as head of the FBI.

A senior administration official said former Democratic vice presidential candidate and Senator Joe Lieberman, one of those interviewed by Trump, was among the leading candidates.

Trump’s spokesman, Sean Spicer, said others being interviewed were acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating and former senior FBI official Richard McFeely.

(Additional reporting by Amanda Becker, Mark Hosenball, David Alexander, Doina Chiacu, Patricia Zengerle, Susan Heavey, Richard Cowan, Eric Beech, Eric Walsh and Tim Ahmann in Washington, and Caroline Valetkevitch and Sinead Carew in New York; Writing by Will Dunham and Peter Cooney; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Paul Tait)

IMAGE: James Comey (R) speaks alongside outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller after being nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Mueller, in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 21, 2013.  REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo

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  1. Dominick Vila May 18, 2017

    The appointment of a special counsel was long overdue. The only negative, for Democrats, involve the fact that this appointment may take the heat off Trump and the GOP for at least a year (unless Trump continues to make idiotic comments). One of the most interesting facets of the upcoming investigation is going to be the special counsel asking Trump to release his tax returns. Those tax returns are likely to be more damaging to Trump than all the idiotic comments he has made, and could lead to his undoing if they confirm his financial dependence on Russian money.

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    1. FireBaron May 18, 2017

      From your lips to God’s ears.

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    2. Daniel Jones May 18, 2017

      It’s going to be very interesting when Trump trots out that tired lie about the IRS audit and getting told, “They can have it all back when I’m done with it. The files. -Now!-“

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    3. Johnny five May 18, 2017

      Your a real dreamer! It’s time to reopen the case against Hillary with all her dirty deals with foreign countries.

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      1. Dominick Vila May 18, 2017

        Would you mind citing one? There is a huge difference between reaching agreements with foreign governments that may or may not benefit our interests in the long run, and having a President, and an administration, with close ties with our greatest adversary.

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        1. idamag May 19, 2017

          Johnny five is just another person with no education. He sits at his computer making stupid remarks between burps and farts.There are a lot of people who do not want a nuclear bomb dropped on one of our cities and do not want their children sent to die or be maimed so people, like cheney , can get richer. Those intelligent people would rather see negotiations over death and destruction. That is apples to oranges with foreign interference in our elections by a member of the mob.

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          1. Eleanore Whitaker May 19, 2017

            Johnny Jim, Joe Bob like all right wingers and Trump say whatever comes into their heads. Never any proof, truth or facts.

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  2. FireBaron May 18, 2017

    It figures that Chaffetz is the only person on the hill that is opposed to this.

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    1. Eleanore Whitaker May 18, 2017

      Chaffetz has to be. He was one of the Republicans in on the take. I still believe that when Trump taunted Hillary in the 2nd debate saying, “I donated $100 million to MY campaign. How much did YOU donate to yours?” Trump unwittingly set the course for “where” he got that money.

      FinCEN fined him in 2013 for money laundering here in his NJ Taj Mahal casino. He immediately in 2013 filed for bankruptcy. 3 years later, $100 million magically appears?

      FinCEN had all the proof he did it and now Deutschebank in NY City is under investitgation for not checking where that $100 million Trump suddenly raised to run for president to hand to the RNC.

      Chaffetz, Gowdy, Ryan and McConnell ALL have dirty hands. If a single Republican benefitted from Trump’s $100 million he could ONLY have gotten from Putin who would have been more than happy for Trump to be president, they aided and abetted a money launderer.

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  3. Godzilla May 18, 2017

    Finally, we will likely get to the truth, which is that Liberals, Democrats and their lapdog media don’t have any credibility.

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    1. Yeah man “credibility” is the issue here, not all the evidence of treason.

      Moron.

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      1. Eleanore Whitaker May 18, 2017

        Godzy only sees things the way all criminals do: From the pits of lawlessness. These are the guys who end up in prison when unlike Trump they don’t have the money to buy themselves out of prison raps.

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    2. Eleanore Whitaker May 18, 2017

      Hey Godzy…Be afraid…be very very very afraid. Robert Mueller is not going to suck up to Trump or his bribes like Sessions, Tillerson, Cruella de Vos or the rest of the hicks whose culture okays all manner of corruption if it makes them money.

      Mueller won’t share any information on the independent investigation with Trump. That means your boy won’t have a Nunes or Chaffetz running with investigation information to the White House like little tattletales.

      Oooooh how I love how McCarthy YOUR Republican Majority Leader told the media last night that “Rohrbacker and Trump are paid by Putin.” Direct quote….hate it don’t you?

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      1. idamag May 19, 2017

        The kid whose eyebrows nearly touch his hairline. Not too much room for gray matter there.

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        1. Eleanore Whitaker May 19, 2017

          Guys like Godzilla believe brawn is the ONLY power. Until they are outwitted by a genius mentality they can’t hope to keep up with.

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  4. yabbed May 18, 2017

    Anyone who opposes the appointment of this man who is well known and admired for his steadfast integrity and long, honorable service to this nation is either too stupid to exist or a totally corrupted, traitorous, despicable person.

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    1. The lucky one May 18, 2017

      Sounds like you just described Godzilla except it’s more like and than or.

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      1. yabbed May 18, 2017

        I find the Trumpets to be stupid and weak minded and a disgrace to this nation.

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        1. idamag May 19, 2017

          They are actually a danger to democracy.

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  5. The lucky one May 18, 2017

    “I determined that a special counsel is necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome,” I think the ship has already sailed on the American people having full confidence in any outcome of this administration or it’s likely replacement when trump goes belly-up.

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    1. Eleanore Whitaker May 18, 2017

      Robert Mueller was the perfect choice and Rosenstein’s timing was absolutely impeccable. Rosenstein chose a former FBI director to head the independent counsel who was appointed by Bush and was so squeaky clean that Obama kept him on until his retirement. So 2 presidents who both had the same FBI director.

      The reality is that now there won’t be any Trump taint in any way because Robert Mueller is not going to smear his reputation to save Trump’s ass.

      Also, Trump can’t fire Mueller and he won’t get any more Chaffetz or Nunes input running to the White House to keep Trump up to date on the investigation directiuon and evidence.

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      1. The lucky one May 18, 2017

        I’ll admit this is an improvement, possibly the first step in removing Trump but it’s not enough to restore my confidence in our government nor is it, I suspect, sufficient for many others (even non-Trumpsters).

        I had no confidence in Obama and would have none for Hilary though they wouldn’t have been the embarrassment Trump has been and will be.

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        1. Eleanore Whitaker May 18, 2017

          It comes down to one thing: Country First, Not Party. Sorry but that is the fact.

          I had EVERY confidence in Obama and Hillary because nothing they could EVER have done was as criminal as Trump.

          As an American who puts my country first, there is no way I’d EVER vote for a man who left my state with 6 bankruptcies and was found guilty by the U.S. Treasury of money laundering.

          Nothing Obama or Hillary has EVER done compares with Trump’s legacy of corruption.

          That posted, I do admit, the idea of Trump winning an election by payoffs he is so well known here in NJ for, never crossed my mind.

          A cheater is a cheater is a cheater. I am not looking forward to what’s coming for Trump. But, I cannot, in good American conscience, shove hacking into our elections by a foreign power whose hatred for Hillary was such that they would stoop to gaining access into voter information.

          Enough with the Obama and Hillary hatred. If there is NO evidence of criminal wrongdoing as they is and will be with Trump, common decency shows an inability to accept that we will never adopt the Plantation nation ideas of Sessions, Tillerson, McConnell, Ryan or Chaffetz.

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      2. Dapper Dan May 18, 2017

        Can’t fire him ? Oh no why does the left persecute him so ? ???? Just as Kenneth Starr went after Bill Clinton like a pit bull Robert Mueller has a real good chance at bringing Trumpie Dumpy down and all the Kings men won’t be able to put him back together again. What will happen is he’ll be the first and I trust only President who will be convicted and sent to prison for the remainder of his miserable life

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  6. PatrickHenry May 18, 2017

    Just more obstruction by Democrats and Media to slow President Trump’s policies to help Americans. The haters are terrified of losing their power, even if it means hurting the American People. Why we need term-Limits & a Balanced-Budget Amendment as well. When this “Special Counsel” determines that there wasn’t any collusion, like had ALREADY been determined, you Leftists will trash Mueller as well. LMAO.

    p.s. Let’s see ALL of Comey’s Memos, about Hillary, Wiener, Aberdin, Lorreta Lynch, and much more. And here we thought the Democrat-Socialists HATED Comey!

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    1. YEAH MAN who needs “laws” and “democracy” anyway.

      Traitor.

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      1. Eleanore Whitaker May 18, 2017

        Of course Patsy likes rigged election. He can’t at Bingo much less any election. roflmao. These righties are going down with Trump and you have to love how they are hanging on for dear life to Trump even as Trump is about to end up in Davy Jones Locker.

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      2. Dapper Dan May 18, 2017

        Well said, he truly is a traitor and I blocked him after he kept trolling me

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      3. PatrickHenry May 28, 2017

        Try telling Obama that, or Loretta Lynch, Susan Rice, or Hillary.

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        1. YEAH MAN who cares about America when you have moronic conspiracy theories that wouldn’t fool a child to justify your treason.

          Traitor.

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        2. I mean, “they did it first” wouldn’t work EVEN IF THEY HAD, you unbelievable fool. You idiot. You dumb sack of racism and stupid.

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    2. Eleanore Whitaker May 18, 2017

      Be afraid Traitor man…Be VERY VERY VERY afraid. Your Republican Majority Leader, McCarthy, already told the media that “Trump and Rohrbacker are paid by Putin.”

      We hate any man who steals his way to the presidency. He loses the popular vote by over 3 million and then tries to say all 3 million were voter fraud?

      He’s just like you. A low life who was scraped off the ass of his Daddy and made to appear to be a man.

      In case you missed it cockrot, the investigation is about YOU and YOUR Putin paid hackers all hacking into our election registries. But of course, a prickhead like you would naturally think it’s okay for Putin to stick his nose into our elections right?

      Be afraid cockrot. Be more than afraid. This may be the end of the line for Trump who for decades PAID his way out of his illegal activities.

      The Senate has already gotten hold of the FinCEN money laundering Trump did at the Taj Mahal and are using that as Trump’s pattern of money laundering.

      Comey will testify publicly and ooooooooh how I will love the cheeks of your ass squeezing your filthy scumbag brain.

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      1. Dapper Dan May 18, 2017

        I had to finally block this ass wipe on Easter no less. He was trolling me and it was truly creepy. This guy in all likelihood is a paid Russian Troll who I didn’t believe existed until after the election fraud had taken place. To save your sanity just block him and you’ll feel better. I know I do

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        1. Eleanore Whitaker May 19, 2017

          Did you ever notice how you suddenly get a computer virus after you post to one of these asswipes? Look for a PUP known as Mindspark.

          It’s believed by our American computer geeks that these Russian trolls have the ability to not only dump a virus to try to stop you from posting but they make money from dumping the virus Mindspark.

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          1. Dapper Dan May 19, 2017

            Oh lovely we need to block all these trolls and stop responding to them

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        2. idamag May 19, 2017

          I blocked him. Most of tjem, are white supremacists. He is also one who buys a 100,000 dollar pickup and fills it with toys and hates to pay taxes, because that cuts into his fun money.

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          1. Eleanore Whitaker May 19, 2017

            Most white supremacist males failed to get a high school diploma, live on welfare rather than earn a living and breed like cock roaches with women as emotionally dependent as their mommies were.

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      2. PatrickHenry May 28, 2017

        Quote by President Obama, “Tell Vladimir Putin when I am re-elected, I can be more “flexible”. Nobody forced Hillary to delete and send out classified emails. Made it easy for the Russians to hack. Have a nice day Dummy!

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    3. larm007 May 18, 2017

      I don’t know where you got off saying wants policies to help Americans. The new EPA head wants to loosen protections. Trump wants to cut taxes on the wealthy, taxes that helped fund the ACA. He wants to get out of the Paris agreement. He’s still all about supporting the corporations. And cutting welfare.

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      1. PatrickHenry May 28, 2017

        Actually, by creating jobs by lowering Corporate Taxes for American Companies, (which are among the Highest in the industrial World), more everyday Americans will have more wealth by having better jobs. The Paris agreement isn’t about helping Americans, President Trump is. A job is better than Welfare, and there will be incentives to work, not be dependent on the government.

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    4. Eleanore Whitaker May 19, 2017

      It’s called accountability moron. Your boy is going down. Mueller called all 100 Senators together yesterday to tell them it was no longer just a counter intelligence investigation…it is a CRIMINAL investigation.

      GEt off the Obama and Hillary BS and grow up and get some sense of accountability.

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      1. PatrickHenry May 28, 2017

        Actually, the Leftist Media and the Democrat-Socialist Party as well as Trump Haters, & Special Interests have nothing to stop President Trump’s Policies for The People, so they are resorting to more & more Fake News. They know that President Trump’s policies will help Millions of Americans, leaving the Democrat-Socialist Party meaningless, & Special Interests without Power.

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        1. Eleanore Whitaker May 30, 2017

          FACT: The Russians ordered by Putin hacked into our 2016 election.
          FACT: Trump is tied to the Russians by dozens of business deals. He sold a home in Florida to a Russian Oligarch, his son had business deals for Trump Organization with Russian investors in 2008.
          FACT: Trump is rewarding the Saudis who gave us 9 of the 11 terrorists who killed nearly 4,000 Americans on 9/11.
          FACT: We WILL GET RID OF TRUMP

          Try to deny 9/11 or the election hacking. PatrickPrickBoy.

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          1. PatrickHenry June 1, 2017

            Facts: Hillary, using an unsecured server, sending Classified emails, was easily hacked by the Russians, NOT Trump.
            Facts: Obama secretly sending MILLIONS in Cash to Iran!
            Facts: Obama whispering to Russian Medvedev how he will be more “flexible” AFTER the election!
            Wake up girly, President Trump is doing the will of real Americans, not Leftist Socialists like you. LMAO!

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  7. Eleanore Whitaker May 18, 2017

    It was actually a stroke of such impeccable timing for Rosenstein, one day before he is to testify before the Senate Investigation on Russia’s hacking into our election, to punch the Republicans in the gut by appointing Robert Mueller, former FBI director appointed by Bush and kept on by Obama until Mueller retired.

    Watch the Republican rats jump ship now that an independent counsel with subpoenae power and the ability to keep the Lard Ass in Chief from sending his tattletales like Nunes and Chaffetz from giving him investigation information on Trump’s collusion with Putin.

    The reality that the right wing simply refuses to accept is that any foreign country that dares to interfere in our elections has to be punished. Trump keeps trying to make nice to the Russians. Why? Trump keeps trying to stop the investigations. Why? An innocent man welcomes a full investigation. Trump wants total control of an investigation that he is now in the very center of and he knows it.

    What the right wingers and Republicans hoped was that they could just gloss over the election hacking. How? We have NO Idea what the Russians did with the information they collected on voter registries. You all know what a voter registry is. It contains your personal information: your SS number and address. With that information, we are all exposed to potential hacking into our private financial business. Would Trump allow us to have HIS information? Hell, he won’t even disclose his own tax records.

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    1. Dapper Dan May 18, 2017

      Poor poor dumpster who whines he’s the most persecuted man to ever be President. Good grief you can hear his whine all over the world ???? I’ve never seen someone so thin skinned that he has to be coddled like a child ???? I hope that soon we can get a more grown up adult who can take the hits and make sound decisions that help not hinder this country. When Trump does go and it’ll be soon his AG Jeff Sessions must go also. Will Pence be 46 or will he be implicated in this sordid mess ?

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      1. Eleanore Whitaker May 18, 2017

        Who goes to a graduation ceremony and then whines like a baby? The people outside the US are making him the world’s biggest joke.

        Can you imagine Prime Minister Justin Trudeau whining like that? Bet you can imagine Putin doing that though. After all, Putin and Trump are birds of a feather who flock together.

        Dan..The major problem when Trump goes, Pence does too. Pence has already been caught in lies like when he said “the Acting FBI Director Rosentein recommended the firing of Comey. That was a big time lie.

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        1. Dapper Dan May 18, 2017

          I hope your right about Pence going. Next in line for the Presidency is House Speaker Ryan who’s gotten his hands dirty trying to cover for Donnie. After that is Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch next in line to be President. I personally feel they should appoint the closest challenger to winning the GOP nomination John Kasich. We know he’s got a good reputation and works well with both parties. Short of that have a reset and have a new election but without the months long primaries and caucuses

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          1. Eleanore Whitaker May 19, 2017

            Pence will be going too for one reason. He was appointed as the VP elect and as he publicly admitted in one of his brag fests in October, he was “organizing” the Trump campaign.

            It won’t be Kasich. It will be hatch. Here’s why. Trump, Pence and Ryan are all complicit, Ryan for daring to try to thwart the investigation by using Nunes and Chaffetz to throw monkey wrenches into the House and Senate Investigation committee. That leaves Orin Hatch 4th in line. Not ideal, but not Tea Party beholden either.

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          2. Dapper Dan May 19, 2017

            Better Hatch I guess than Rex Tillerson who’s next in the line of succession. It’s just a fantasy to think the House could go out outside the norms and put up Kasich who is much more palatable than our other choices

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          3. Eleanore Whitaker May 19, 2017

            I agree. Look for Tillerson to be as involved with the Russians as Trump claims he isn’t. What do you call it when an elected official at the highest level of government appoints billionaires like Exxon’s Tillerson, Sessions, Pruit and Erik Prince’s sister, Cruella deVos, not to mention McConnell’s wife? Are these not all “connections” Trump needs for his business and investments? Now that Erik Prince got caught dealing laundering money in the Seychelles from Russians, the pot is about to boil over.

            Sure Trump may try to say they were all appointed because they were successful business people. But, does that qualify them for government jobs? Or is is Pay to Play connections? Some of which can easily be tied to Putin.

            The one question no one has asked is this: How did Trump, a low life and nearly bankrupt real estate mogul manage to become Michael Flynn’s best supporter? Just this week, he Tweeted Flynn, “to remain strong.” You contact a man you know lied to your VP and tell him to remain strong?

            Given that we all know Flynn was military and Trump NEVER was, how did Trump just happen to choose Flynn out of all of the top brass in our military to be his National Security Aide?

            And why did Trump try to set up a back channel between him and Putin that would restrict the media and Americans from knowing what they discuss? What can Trump and Putin have to say to each other American taxpayers can’t hear?

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        2. idamag May 19, 2017

          No, Putin would not whine. He is devious, but much more intelligent than the person the not-so-smarts put in Washington to represent them.

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      2. idamag May 19, 2017

        Those dimwits, in congress, treated Obama much worse and Obama did not deserve it.

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        1. Dapper Dan May 19, 2017

          No President Obama certainly did not. I’m incensed at McConnell rudely and unprecedented blocking Obama to name a replacement to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Justice Scalia. He had the mindset that since it was a republican appointed justice that died they’ll just keep the seat open until they get a Republican President. He had every intention of leaving it vacant if Clinton had become the 45th president. Even though we didn’t get a President Clinton at least she’s not getting crucified as poor Trumpie thinks he is

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          1. Eleanore Whitaker May 19, 2017

            Not to worry, Gorsuch’s reputation precedes him. He is largely being treated like the new kid on the block and he hates it. Look for him to leave when Trump goes down for treason.

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          2. Dapper Dan May 19, 2017

            I find it hard to believe Gorsuch would leave the court even if Trump is convicted of treason. Unless he had firsthand accounts of Trumps collusion with Russia he’ll stay on the court. Question I have is if trump is convicted we’re all the bills he signed and appointments he made null and void ? I know we’re in uncharted territories here

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          3. Eleanore Whitaker May 20, 2017

            Let me put Gorsuch in a clearer picture. Ryan and McConnell become part of the Trump fallout. The Republicans lose their majority in 2018 and 2020 and conservatism leaves a bad taste in everyone’s mouth as a result of the 8 Obama years of GOP slash and burn and the short term of Lard Ass in Chief’s trash and turn traitor.

            The SC today thanks to Trump has gone much softer on brandishing their ideology. I listened to Thomas being interviewed on CSpan and I couldn’t believe he was the same hard liner Conservative he had once been. Trump shock?

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          4. plc97477 May 21, 2017

            He hasn’t really signed any bills yet the appointments we will have to see. He has signed some eos but they are not worth the paper they are printed on.

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          5. idamag May 19, 2017

            That was a direct violation of the Constitution.

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          6. Dapper Dan May 19, 2017

            Yes it is but today’s Republicans don’t seem to care what the constitution says unless it involves the Second Amendment

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        2. Eleanore Whitaker May 19, 2017

          We all remember the punks like Patty O’Henry calling President Obama “Odumbo” and “Obummer” and Hillary all manner of disgusting names.

          These little weenies can dish it out but when it’s their turn they turn into wusses. Right Patty me boy?

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  8. larm007 May 18, 2017

    No politician has been treated worse or so unfairly? No President has been so ignorant of government, much less government protocols. No President before has been bankrupted 4 times and no President has created so much chaos in the first 3 months while appointing Agency heads who don’t support the agency mission. What do you expect Mr. Trump?

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  9. johninPCFL May 18, 2017

    ““I have not seen any evidence of actual collusion. Where is the actual crime that they think they need a special prosecutor to prosecute,” Chaffetz told Fox News.”: It appears that Chaffetz has the same reading comprehension difficulties as Agent Orange and most of the GOP. “Special Council” isn’t the same as “Special Prosecutor”, dumbass. That comes next.

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    1. idamag May 19, 2017

      Chaffetz is not very smart. He is the t-party fascists that replaced a real republican in their nationwide coup.

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      1. Eleanore Whitaker May 19, 2017

        I would be anything Chaffetz was in on the Putin hacking by follow up in hateful smear campaigns.

        I also believe it is more than possible Gowdy, Chaffetz, Cotton and Ryan all took RNC money Trump got from Putin.

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    2. Eleanore Whitaker May 19, 2017

      Trump believes all he ever needs to do is deny. If he lies and you hold his feet to the fire, like his lies about Obama wiretapping Trump Tower, he back pedals.

      Chaffetz not one week ago told the Senate Investigation committee he was resigning “immediately.” Now, suddenly he’s like gum on Trump’s shoe in the hottest DC summer day. Now, it’s June 30th Chaffetz claims he is retiring.

      In reality, Rod Rosenstein’s timing and appointment of Robert Mueller was a stroke of genius. Mueller will have total subpoenae power, is one of the least partisan former FBI directors and is “FBI loyal.” Trump is already hiring a special lawyer. If he is so innocent, why does he need a lawyer?

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  10. Eleanore Whitaker June 1, 2017

    FACT: Trump still uses a cell phone to tweet and to communicate. That’s less secure than a personal server. So what? Hillary used her personal server that was located in her basement as her husband stated.

    Doesn’t that mean your GOP spies bugged her home in order to know where she used her personal server? By the way, so did Trump’s daughter Iskanka who has all of her “designer” shoes made in China by cheap labor she can’t get here in the US.

    Why does your boy Lard Ass need a personal lawyer who is also tied to his Deutschebank crooks?

    Sorry pallie. Time for you to stop feasting at the table of denial. It isn’t our fault you were raised by Mammy and Pappy Yokum who taught you lying, cheating, stealing and making your enemies disappea is good. Can’t stand it that truth is a despot right liar boy?

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