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Hinting at Obstruction Angle, Report Says Mueller Ready to Question Trump on Comey Firing


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Hinting at Obstruction Angle, Report Says Mueller Ready to Question Trump on Comey Firing

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Edit News Mueller Reportedly Wants to Question Trump About Ousting Flynn and Comey

"Some of Trump's close advisers and friends fear a face-to-face interview with Mueller could put the president in legal jeopardy."

Trump, Sessions

U.S. President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions attend a panel discussion in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is potentially heating up, with two sources revealing to the Washington Post that Mueller wants to question President Donald Trump's about "his decisions to oust national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James B. Comey."

According to the Post, the development indicates Mueller's probe may be "intensifying its focus on possible efforts by the president or others to obstruct or blunt the special counsel's probe."

Trump's legal team, the newspaper reports, has "crafted some negotiating terms for the president's interview" and "hopes to provide Trump's testimony in a hybrid form—answering some questions in a face-to-face interview and others in a written statement."

While the president has reportedly told his lawyers that he isn't worried about an interview, the Post notes that "some of Trump's close advisers and friends fear a face-to-face interview with Mueller could put the president in legal jeopardy," due to "Trump's lack of precision in his speech and his penchant for hyperbole."

The news comes on the heels of reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned "for several hours" by Mueller's investigators last week, the first time the special counsel's team is known to have interviewed a member of Trump's cabinet. Those reports were quickly followed by the revelation that Comey spoke to Meuller's team last year.

In a "Nixonian" move that critics said "should send a chill down the spine of every American," Trump fired Comey in May amid the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Flynn, who resigned in February, has admitted he lied to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak and is reportedly cooperating with the investigation.

In March, Sessions recused himself from all investigations into alleged election meddling by Russians after it was revealed that during his confirmation hearing to lead the Justice Department, Sessions declined to mention campaign season meetings with Kislyak.

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Hi,
Something is screwy with the code on this comment page. Second page i noticed this…


#3

I hope Mueller is allowed to water board Trump, since Trump thinks such things are great at getting to the truth.


#4

You made me go here–Thanks!

Orange, the new green?


#5

I can smell Trump sweating from here.

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going."
Where will Trump go?

I’ll bet one months Social Security check he refuses to go near Mueller.

Any takers?


#6

Human beings are
soft and supple when alive,
stiff and straight when dead.

The myriad creatures, the grasses and trees
are soft and fragile when alive,
dry and withered when dead.

Therefore, it is said:
The rigid person is a disciple of death;
The soft, supple, and delicate are lovers of life.

An army that is inflexible will not conquer;
A tree that is inflexible will snap.

The unyielding and mighty shall be brought low;
The soft, supple, and delicate will be set above.

Tao Te Ching, trans Victor H. Mair. Chapter 41 (76)

So does Hair Furher qualify as stiff .or supple? You be the judge

(We’ll watch the snowballing downfall with glee with one eye, and the other eye trained upon the next coming fascist replacement)


#7

In order for an American to get a “chill” down their spine over Comey’s firing, they first have to give a shit, which is a big part of the problem.


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Trump’s attorneys are teaching him to repeat, " Ergo sum non copis mentis " to all of Mueller’s questions. Mueller is training a parrot to sit on his shoulder which will say, " No shit, Sherlock. What was your first clue? " , every time Trump answers a question.
This should really be entertaining and enlightening, as well.


#10

Sincere thanks for the words of wisdom.
Also thanks for the guffaw following “Hair Fuhrer”.


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I’m hoping he’s arrogant enough to go and be the biggest genius in the room.

His handlers aren’t as afraid of his hyperbole as they are of his unraveling.

I’m afraid he’ll be treated with kid gloves and not be “pushed” enough to decompensate (unravel). The whole session should be done in person, no written questions off campus.


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Besides, PB, you’d better hang on to that check. No telling when Ryan will get his slimy grimy hands on the other checks.


#14

And I didn’t think anyone could have less class than Trump! Bruno, you are to Trump what Mini-Me is to Dr. Evil.


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And since you (like your Fuhrer) stooped to name calling each and every Democrat in your post, let me pay you back in the same coin: You have not mentioned ANY of the players who lied through their teeth multiple times to cover up their meetings with the Russians. Which means they are afraid that the truth might come out that the Russkies did in fact help Tiny Hands, Big Butt, Lie-A-Minute Trump win the presidency. Why else would they go to such great lengths to lie about meetings with the Russians if they were innocent get togethers? You also have not assigned any responsibility to Slippery Don Jr, Scavenger Manafort, Mr. Perjury AG Sessions, Buffoon Carter Page et al in this whole sordid treasonous debacle, the likes of which this country has never seen.


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Collusion is NOT a crime, but covering up collusion IS a crime. Know your law. Therefore, obstruction becomes important in order to prove an attempted cover up. Remember, the attempt doesn’t have to be successful in order to end with a guilty verdict.


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Theres also a sort of poetic justice with the knuckle-dragging colonizer Trump and crew doing their damndest to enslave on behalf of those dependent on Citizens United -

Hey Trump - how about 40 professional acers in court and a Mueller.


#19

Don’t forget, conspiracy is a crime.


#20

Exactly. All of the actions by Drump and his cohorts to date have been those of guilty people doing everything in their power to avoid being found out. NOT the actions of truly innocent people with nothing to hide. Innocent people would WELCOME the investigation and the questioning, as it would provide them the opportunity to prove there is no there, there. Only Trump’s most ardent dumb-ass brainwashed worshippers - like BrunoAntony, a typical example - refuse to acknowledge this obviousness, because they are SO worshipful of the Dear Leader, they don’t CARE if he is guilty or not. He could - as he stated during the campaign - shoot someone in broad daylight and Bruno and his ilk would just say “it was justified” and continue licking Trump’s balls.

Sickening.


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There’s plenty of evidence Trump obstructed justice. Even Sessions will have to cop to that. When your AG has lost all credibility, for lying under oath, he’s a cooked goose on the Comey meetings 12 months ago.
As to collusion, that was the " trick bag " to get to the " follow the money " part. And, following the money gets you to Trump’s various and shady business dealings, where there’s all sorts of possible criminal charging possibilities. Think Trump wants to testify about those?
Trump is blustering, he’ll never testify or will have to narrow and tailor his testimony to only answering questions about Russian involvement in his campaign. Then, taking the 5th or whatever Trump’s attys decide, will hang him on money laundering, tax evasion, etc.
His 4 decades of chicanery and swindles will be his undoing. The old saw, " up shit creek without a paddle " is very apt here. His only way out will be to get his hands even dirtier.
Game, set, match.


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Shouldn’t that be “…non compos mentis?” :yum: