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#1516436 --- 07/06/18 08:50 AM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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WASHINGTON — A former top Watergate prosecutor, expressing impatience with the pace of Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, says the Justice Department special counsel should move “promptly” to file a report on President Trump’s conduct and stop “letting this thing drag on.”

“I think it’s in the national interest to move promptly to bring this matter to a head,” said Philip Lacovara, who served as senior counsel to Watergate special prosecutors Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski, in an interview with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery.”

“I think the public deserves to know — to put a riff on President Nixon’s comments — whether their president is a crook,” Lacovara said. “And that certainly applies to President Trump. And my view is that there should be enough evidence available to Mr. Mueller and his team to move now, or I say by the end of the summer, which is another two or so months, to make that call or do whatever he’s going to do and submit his report.”


Lacovora’s comments echo those of Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, who in a hearing last week asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to direct Mueller to wrap up his investigation and present his findings.

“If you have evidence of wrongdoing by any member of the Trump campaign, present it to the damn grand jury,” Gowdy told Rosenstein, who oversees the Mueller probe, during a hearing last week. “If you have evidence that this president acted inappropriately, present it to the American people. Whatever you got, finish it the hell up.”

But Lacovara has a darker view of Trump’s conduct than Gowdy and his House GOP colleagues have. As Lacovara sees it, there’s already enough evidence to charge the president with obstructing justice, and Mueller should stop wasting his time trying to negotiate an interview with Trump.

“So, the question is, should the special counsel bring these matters to a head — at least with respect to President Trump — and do so without waiting for this never-ending saga of ‘maybe he will and maybe he won’t’ to continue playing out,” Lacovara said.

“My basic point is that Trump’s testimony is not necessary to either of those things — for the simple reason that whatever he says is not likely to be believable,” he added. “The president’s statements simply are irrelevant to the truth. Or putting it more pointedly, the truth is simply irrelevant to the president’s statements, and therefore one cannot rely on the president either to exonerate the innocent – the allegedly innocent – or to convict the allegedly guilty.”

Lacovara argued that Trump’s public comments last year about the firing of FBI Director James Comey — telling NBC’s Lester Holt that he did so because of “this Russia thing” — provided sufficient grounds to trigger the obstruction statute.

“I don’t think there is much more that Mueller needed,” Lacovara said. “Now, that’s all over a year ago. I can’t even imagine any plausible basis for stretching out the analysis of obstruction or no obstruction.
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#1516448 --- 07/06/18 11:58 AM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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#1516462 --- 07/06/18 05:43 PM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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#1516463 --- 07/06/18 05:49 PM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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Trump mocks Papa Bush and John McCain because the both distinguished themselves in military service. Trump has never done anything remotely selfless or heroic. Trump is also afraid of dying. He’s an enormous coward and he’s envious of any “man’s man” that can’t be owned.Patsolutely Fabulous &#10084;&#65039; &#129505; &#128155; &#128154; &#128153; &#128156; added,
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#1516464 --- 07/06/18 05:59 PM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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I know why Trump and his co-conspirators are so adamant about denying Trump's guilt, ignorance and general stupidly. It's because once someone sees through Trump's con there's absolutely nothing else there. They have to protect the facade at all cost.
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#1516465 --- 07/06/18 06:03 PM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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Trump is chasing women out of the Republican Party.

His support w/ Republican women is 20pts lower than it is w/ men, providing Democrats with a real opportunity to build midterm momentum by creating a bipartisan coalition led by women of all ideologies.
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#1516485 --- 07/07/18 07:54 PM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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I just want to say 1 thing

After trump bashed a war hero with cancer & 94yr old veteran George Bush....

If you’re a veteran and you still support Donald after he dodged the draft and made fun of our own you can go&#128405;&#127996; yourself

Veterans belong on the right side of history&#129311;&#127996;
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#1516489 --- 07/08/18 06:56 AM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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#1516499 --- 07/08/18 02:49 PM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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A concerning, but predictable shift. Kim may well perceive that Trump’s overeager and premature declarations, without real concessions by North Korea, mean that he can act freely, secure in the knowledge that the President will sooner shout “fake news” than admit any error.Adam Schiff added,

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#1516500 --- 07/08/18 06:50 PM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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The **only** reason that @realDonaldTrump would meet alone with Putin is because Trump is a #Russian&#127479;&#127482;agent, as former DNI Jim Clapper and other intelligence veterans have warned us&#8252;&#65039;&#129324;

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#1516509 --- 07/09/18 06:30 AM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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This is why Putin is not “fine” as Trump wrongly claimed last week. The Kremlin’s use of a nerve agent in an attempted assassination attempt appears to have now resulted in a British woman dying. It’s a murder using a chemical weapon on the soil of America’s most powerful ally.Brian Klaas added,
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#1516559 --- 07/09/18 04:38 PM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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Donald Trump’s day so far:

- Attacks NATO
- Attacks Pfizer
- Attacks China
- Attacks the New York Times
- Praises Kim Jong Un
- Stephen Miller has a tantrum and throws away his own sushi
- These nazis are such snowflakes
- They’ll melt in prison
- It’s still only 2:30pm
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#1516568 --- 07/10/18 03:54 AM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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#1516569 --- 07/10/18 04:26 AM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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#1516577 --- 07/10/18 12:02 PM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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#1516595 --- 07/10/18 06:10 PM Re: Donald Trump [Re: cwjga]
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THAT IS MORE STUPID THAN YOUR USUAL CARTOON.
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#1516597 --- 07/10/18 07:02 PM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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Today, in a 97-2 vote, the Senate sent an overwhelming message to President Trump to stand by our NATO allies and to stand against President Putin.

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#1516599 --- 07/11/18 03:53 AM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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Trump is compromised by Russia. The GOP is compromised by Russia. The NRA and Fox News are compromised by Russia.

Russia has pulled off one of the greatest coups in history.

Do not expect the compromised to save the day. But rest assured,
new heroes will emerge to save America.

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#1516600 --- 07/11/18 03:59 AM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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#1516602 --- 07/11/18 06:57 AM Re: Donald Trump [Re: kyle585]
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Clinton Supporter And Yale Law Prof. On Kavanaugh Nomination: This Is Trump's Finest Hour
Matt Vespa

While the liberal bubble is unending in their outrage over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, there are spots of calm, rational observation. And some times, these places are surprising. As liberals fret over whether the U.S. is becoming something out of The Handmaid’s Tale, The New York Times has an op-ed by one of Kavanaugh’s former law professors at Yale, Akhil Reed Amar, who says that this nomination is Trump’s finest hour. Oh, and did I mention he supported both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for president. Yes, and even still, he knows that Kavanaugh is a grade-A choice, with impeccable credentials and a legal acumen that is worthy of our nation’s most prestigious legal institution (via NYT):

The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court justice is President Trump’s finest hour, his classiest move. Last week the president promised to select “someone with impeccable credentials, great intellect, unbiased judgment, and deep reverence for the laws and Constitution of the United States.” In picking Judge Kavanaugh, he has done just that.

In 2016, I strongly supported Hillary Clinton for president as well as President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland. But today, with the exception of the current justices and Judge Garland, it is hard to name anyone with judicial credentials as strong as those of Judge Kavanaugh. He sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the most influential circuit court) and commands wide and deep respect among scholars, lawyers and jurists.

Judge Kavanaugh, who is 53, has already helped decide hundreds of cases concerning a broad range of difficult issues. Good appellate judges faithfully follow the Supreme Court; great ones influence and help steer it. Several of Judge Kavanaugh’s most important ideas and arguments — such as his powerful defense of presidential authority to oversee federal bureaucrats and his skepticism about newfangled attacks on the property rights of criminal defendants — have found their way into Supreme Court opinions.

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This studiousness is especially important for a jurist like Judge Kavanaugh, who prioritizes the Constitution’s original meaning. A judge who seeks merely to follow precedent can simply read previous judicial opinions. But an “originalist” judge — who also cares about what the Constitution meant when its words were ratified in 1788 or when amendments were enacted — cannot do all the historical and conceptual legwork on his or her own.

Judge Kavanaugh seems to appreciate this fact, whereas Justice Antonin Scalia, a fellow originalist, did not read enough history and was especially weak on the history of the Reconstruction amendments and the 20th-century amendments.

A great judge also admits and learns from past mistakes. Here, too, Judge Kavanaugh has already shown flashes of greatness, admirably confessing that some of the views he held 20 years ago as a young lawyer — including his crabbed understandings of the presidency when he was working for the Whitewater independent counsel, Kenneth Starr — were erroneous.

Professor Amar also noted that he’s aware of the fisticuffs that are to follow. Senate Democrats are mostly lock step in opposition to this nomination, and still sour over their 2016 loss and Senate Republicans’ refusal to give Judge Merrick Garland a hearing when the great Justice Antonin Scalia passed away two years ago. He suggests an act of good will on behalf of Democrats in exchange for Kavanaugh answering “fair questions at his confirmation hearing,” he said. But this is where this proposal goes off the hinges.




“Fair questions would include inquiries not just about Judge Kavanaugh’s past writings and activities but also about how he believes various past notable judicial cases (such as Roe v. Wade) should have been decided — and even about what his current legal views are on any issue, general or specific,” adds Amar.

I would suggest that this is not needed. We won the 2016 election. We control Congress, the presidency, and the direction of the courts. Elections have consequences. We don’t need to give an inch to Democrats and the GOP would be stupid to do so. For starters, they’re not to be trusted. Second, and more importantly, even if they wanted to act in good faith, their base wouldn’t allow it. They want congressional Democrats to become anti-Trump berserkers in opposing his agenda. With abortion, liberal’s favorite pastime, on the line—you bet they want to see a massive fight. This could be the biggest SCOTUS fight since Robert Bork. It could be nasty. Yet, if the GOP holds firm, and the moderate wing looks like they’re very comfortable with Trump’s pick, and we snag a couple of red state Democrats—the game is over. We may get a limited miniseries in liberal meltdowns, but after all their hollering, reality will set in: Kavanaugh will be confirmed. So, Democrats can make fools of themselves, and Kavanaugh can exercise his right to adhere to the long-standing Ginsburg Rule by not commenting on cases that may or may not come before the Supreme Court. In the meantime, former clerks and other legal analysts, touting his credentials, have flanked the D.C. Court of Appeals judge as he prepares for what could be a very nasty character assassination campaign spearheaded by sore loser Democrats. NBC’s Chuck Todd also said that Kavanaugh is a very confirmable pick. So, do we need some grand bargain on these hearings? I think not.
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