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#1524739 --- 02/19/19 11:04 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Ex-FBI official Frank Figliuzzi: I worked alongside McCabe at the FBI. Don't ignore his warnings about Trump.

"FBI agents are trained to identify and mitigate threats, and it's clear that ... McCabe was worried about a potential national security threat."
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#1524740 --- 02/19/19 11:46 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Stone doesn't believe the rules apply to him. That is why he is such a good friend of Trumps and also likely headed to jail. Here is another way to tell how wacky he is. He have a huge tattoo of Nixon on his back! Simply amazing

https://hillreporter.com/judge-scathingly-responds-to-roger-stones-instagram-post-24979

Roger Stone has made a career of believing that the rules don’t apply to him. This kind of attitude was in place yesterday when Stone posted what appeared to be a threat on Instagram, directed at Judge Amy Berman Jackson.

Stone eventually took down the post and apologized to the judge. The strategy did not seem to work as the Judge responded today with a demand that Stone explain his actions.
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#1524741 --- 02/19/19 12:40 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Ex-FBI official Frank Figliuzzi: I worked alongside McCabe at the FBI. Don't ignore his warnings about Trump.

"FBI agents are trained to identify and mitigate threats, and it's clear that ... McCabe was worried about a potential national security threat."


And it turns out that McCabe is the National security threat.
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#1524742 --- 02/19/19 12:43 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: cwjga]
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Ex-FBI official Frank Figliuzzi: I worked alongside McCabe at the FBI. Don't ignore his warnings about Trump.

"FBI agents are trained to identify and mitigate threats, and it's clear that ... McCabe was worried about a potential national security threat."
And it turns out that McCabe is the National security threat.
That is baloney. Trump is our biggest national security threat as Putin's puppet. How the hell can you not understand this?
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#1524743 --- 02/19/19 12:45 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Bombshell report coming from NY Times right now. Jack Quinn says this is an impeachment offense.

Trump tried to get Acting AG Whitaker to "defang" the SDNY investigation into Trump. Apparently, he was game & "privately told associates that part of his role at the Justice Department was to 'jump on a grenade' for the president." #JustAProcessCrime

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Whitaker refused! Trump soured on Whitaker!

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/us/politics/trump-investigations.html
By Mark Mazzetti, Maggie Haberman, Nicholas Fandos and Michael S. Schmidt
Feb. 19, 2019

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WASHINGTON — As federal prosecutors in Manhattan gathered evidence late last year about President Trump’s role in silencing women with hush payments during the 2016 campaign, Mr. Trump called Matthew G. Whitaker, his newly installed attorney general, with a question. He asked whether Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York and a Trump ally, could be put in charge of the widening investigation, according to several American officials with direct knowledge of the call.

Mr. Whitaker, who had privately told associates that part of his role at the Justice Department was to “jump on a grenade” for the president, knew he could not put Mr. Berman in charge, since Mr. Berman had already recused himself from the investigation. The president soon soured on Mr. Whitaker, as he often does with his aides, and complained about his inability to pull levers at the Justice Department that could make the president’s many legal problems go away.

Trying to install a perceived loyalist atop a widening inquiry is a familiar tactic for Mr. Trump, who has been struggling to beat back the investigations that have consumed his presidency. His efforts have exposed him to accusations of obstruction of justice as Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, finishes his work investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.


An examination by The New York Times reveals the extent of an even more sustained, more secretive assault by Mr. Trump on the machinery of federal law enforcement. Interviews with dozens of current and former government officials and others close to Mr. Trump, as well as a review of confidential White House documents, reveal numerous unreported episodes in a two-year drama.
The story of Mr. Trump’s attempts to defang the investigations has been voluminously covered in the news media, to such a degree that many Americans have lost track of how unusual his behavior is. But fusing the strands reveals an extraordinary story of a president who has attacked the law enforcement apparatus of his own government like no other president in history, and who has turned the effort into an obsession. Mr. Trump has done it with the same tactics he once used in his business empire: demanding fierce loyalty from employees, applying pressure tactics to keep people in line, and protecting the brand — himself — at all costs.



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#1524745 --- 02/19/19 01:28 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/us/po...pgtype=Homepage

By Mark Mazzetti, Maggie Haberman, Nicholas Fandos and Michael S. Schmidt
Feb. 19, 2019

WASHINGTON — As federal prosecutors in Manhattan gathered evidence late last year about President Trump’s role in silencing women with hush payments during the 2016 campaign, Mr. Trump called Matthew G. Whitaker, his newly installed attorney general, with a question. He asked whether Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York and a Trump ally, could be put in charge of the widening investigation, according to several American officials with direct knowledge of the call.

Mr. Whitaker, who had privately told associates that part of his role at the Justice Department was to “jump on a grenade” for the president, knew he could not put Mr. Berman in charge, since Mr. Berman had already recused himself from the investigation. The president soon soured on Mr. Whitaker, as he often does with his aides, and complained about his inability to pull levers at the Justice Department that could make the president’s many legal problems go away.

Trying to install a perceived loyalist atop a widening inquiry is a familiar tactic for Mr. Trump, who has been struggling to beat back the investigations that have consumed his presidency. His efforts have exposed him to accusations of obstruction of justice as Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, finishes his work investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Mr. Trump’s public war on the inquiry has gone on long enough that it is no longer shocking. Mr. Trump rages almost daily to his 58 million Twitter followers that Mr. Mueller is on a “witch hunt” and has adopted the language of Mafia bosses by calling those who cooperate with the special counsel “rats.” His lawyer talks openly about a strategy to smear and discredit the special counsel investigation. The president’s allies in Congress and the conservative media warn of an insidious plot inside the Justice Department and the F.B.I. to subvert a democratically elected president.

An examination by The New York Times reveals the extent of an even more sustained, more secretive assault by Mr. Trump on the machinery of federal law enforcement. Interviews with dozens of current and former government officials and others close to Mr. Trump, as well as a review of confidential White House documents, reveal numerous unreported episodes in a two-year drama.

Matthew G. Whitaker, the former acting attorney general, is now under scrutiny by the House for possible perjury.



Matthew G. Whitaker, the former acting attorney general, is now under scrutiny by the House for possible perjury.CreditTom Brenner for The New York Times
White House lawyers wrote a confidential memo expressing concern about the president’s staff peddling misleading information in public about the firing of Michael T. Flynn, the Trump administration’s first national security adviser. Mr. Trump had private conversations with Republican lawmakers about a campaign to attack the Mueller investigation. And, there was the episode when he asked his attorney general about putting Mr. Berman in charge of the Manhattan investigation.

Mr. Whitaker, who earlier this month told a congressional committee that Mr. Trump had never pressured him over the various investigations, is now under scrutiny by House Democrats for possible perjury.

A Justice Department spokeswoman said that the White House had not asked Mr. Whitaker to interfere in the investigations. “Under oath to the House Judiciary Committee, then Acting Attorney General Whitaker stated that ‘at no time has the White House asked for nor have I provided any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel’s investigation or any other investigation,’” said the spokeswoman, Kerri Kupec. “Mr. Whitaker stands by his testimony.”

The White House declined to comment for this article.

The story of Mr. Trump’s attempts to defang the investigations has been voluminously covered in the news media, to such a degree that many Americans have lost track of how unusual his behavior is. But fusing the strands reveals an extraordinary story of a president who has attacked the law enforcement apparatus of his own government like no other president in history, and who has turned the effort into an obsession. Mr. Trump has done it with the same tactics he once used in his business empire: demanding fierce loyalty from employees, applying pressure tactics to keep people in line, and protecting the brand — himself — at all costs.

Trump Has Publicly Attacked the Russia Investigation More Than 1,100 Times

President Trump has publicly criticized dozens of people and groups related to federal inquiries into contacts between his campaign and Russia, according to a New York Times analysis of nearly every public statement or attack on Twitter that he has made while in office.

Source: Factba.se, a service of FactSquaredBy Karen Yourish and Larry Buchanan. Additional work by K.K. Rebecca Lai and Kevin Quealy
It is a public relations strategy as much as a legal strategy — a campaign to create a narrative of a president hounded by his “deep state” foes. The new Democratic majority in the House, and the prospect of a wave of investigations on Capitol Hill this year, will test whether the strategy shores up Mr. Trump’s political support or puts his presidency in greater peril. The president has spent much of his time venting publicly about there being “no collusion” with Russia before the 2016 election, which has diverted attention from a growing body of evidence that he has tried to impede the various investigations.

Julie O’Sullivan, a criminal law professor at Georgetown University, said she believed there was ample public evidence that Mr. Trump had the “corrupt intent” to try to derail the Mueller investigation, the legal standard for an obstruction of justice case.

But this is far from a routine criminal investigation, she said, and Mr. Mueller will have to make judgments about the impact on the country of making a criminal case against the president. Democrats in the House have said they will wait for Mr. Mueller to finish his work before making a decision about whether the president’s behavior warrants impeachment.

In addition to the Mueller investigation, there are at least two other federal inquiries that touch the president and his advisers — the Manhattan investigation focused on the hush money payments made by Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, and an inquiry examining the flow of foreign money to the Trump inaugural committee.

The president’s defenders counter that most of Mr. Trump’s actions under scrutiny fall under his authority as the head of the executive branch. They argue that the Constitution gives the president sweeping powers to hire and fire, to start and stop law enforcement proceedings, and to grant presidential pardons to friends and allies. A sitting American president cannot be indicted, according to current Justice Department policy.

Mr. Trump’s lawyers add this novel response: the president has been public about his disdain for the Mueller investigation and other federal inquiries, so he is hardly engaged in a conspiracy. He fired one F.B.I. director and considered firing his replacement. He humiliated his first attorney general for being unable to “control” the Russia investigation and installed a replacement, Mr. Whitaker, who has told people he believed his job was to protect the president. But that, they say, is Donald Trump being Donald Trump.



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#1524746 --- 02/19/19 01:38 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Seth Abramson Verified account @SethAbramson 8 minutes ago
Seth Abramson Retweeted Dan Pfeiffer

The thing everyone keeps forgetting is that Trump engaged in all this public and private obstruction while he was represented by *an army of expensive attorneys telling him* that every single thing he was doing was illegal

I practiced for years and I promise you he was told this


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The President of the United States has repeatedly tried to use his power to obstruct the criminal investigations into his business, campaign, foundation, transition, inauguration, and White House. These are high crimes
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#1524747 --- 02/19/19 01:41 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Tea Pain @TeaPainUSA 34 minutes ago
Tea Pain Retweeted John Aravosis &#127482;&#127480;
Let's give credit where credit is due. Trump is a horrible negotiator and a weak, pathetic leader, but he has an uncanny talent to recruit idiots eager to break the law for him

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NYT: Acting Att Gen Whitaker maybe have perjured himself before a US House committee by claiming Trump never tried to pressure him over the Russia probe. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/us/politics/trump-investigations.html
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#1524748 --- 02/19/19 01:42 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Ex-FBI official Frank Figliuzzi: I worked alongside McCabe at the FBI. Don't ignore his warnings about Trump.

"FBI agents are trained to identify and mitigate threats, and it's clear that ... McCabe was worried about a potential national security threat."
And it turns out that McCabe is the National security threat.
That is baloney. Trump is our biggest national security threat as Putin's puppet. How the hell can you not understand this?


Maybe because it was Obama that told him to wait until after he was elected and then he could do more for him. Or maybe because it was Killary, while Secretary of State that sold him Uranium in exchange for favours.
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#1524749 --- 02/19/19 01:43 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Tea Pain @TeaPainUSA 34 minutes ago
Tea Pain Retweeted John Aravosis &#127482;&#127480;
Let's give credit where credit is due. Trump is a horrible negotiator and a weak, pathetic leader, but he has an uncanny talent to recruit idiots eager to break the law for him

John Aravosis Verified account @aravosis
NYT: Acting Att Gen Whitaker maybe have perjured himself before a US House committee by claiming Trump never tried to pressure him over the Russia probe. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/us/politics/trump-investigations.html


They are just mad because Witaker made them look like the fools they are during hearings.
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#1524752 --- 02/19/19 01:47 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Palmer Report Verified account @PalmerReport 39 minutes ago

Donald Trump’s day so far:

- Matt Whitaker perjury confirmed
- Whitaker can flip on Trump or go to prison
- Trump caught trying (and failing) to meddle in SDNY case against Cohen
- Judge hauling in Roger Stone
- These sick ****s are all going to prison
- It’s still only 2pm
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#1524753 --- 02/19/19 01:51 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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OMG. It sounds like the president just told another lie! How soon till he gets to 9,000? I guess I told one but I don't remember what it was about anymore. grin

Kenneth Connor &#8207;@ShikataGaNai100 18 minutes ago

You can believe whatever you want, but from what I know of Japan, Japanese politics, Japanese customs, and the protocols of the Nobel Prize Committee, I'm calling bull**** on Trump's claim that PM Abe wrote him a "beautiful 5-page letter" recommending him for the Nobel Prize.
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#1524754 --- 02/19/19 01:55 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: cwjga]
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Tea Pain @TeaPainUSA 34 minutes ago
Tea Pain Retweeted John Aravosis &#127482;&#127480;
Let's give credit where credit is due. Trump is a horrible negotiator and a weak, pathetic leader, but he has an uncanny talent to recruit idiots eager to break the law for him

John Aravosis Verified account @aravosis
NYT: Acting Att Gen Whitaker maybe have perjured himself before a US House committee by claiming Trump never tried to pressure him over the Russia probe. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/us/politics/trump-investigations.html
They are just mad because Witaker made them look like the fools they are during hearings.
LOL. Ya they are going to charge Whitaker with perjury just for the fun of it. I watched all that on TV and sweating, water-gulping Whitaker was the one looking so much like a liar.
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#1524755 --- 02/19/19 01:58 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Dear @SpeakerPelosi and @HouseDemocrats,

It is time to begin the impeachment proceedings of @realDonaldTrump for abusing his presidential power and obstructing justice multiple times.

#ImpeachTrump
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#1524756 --- 02/19/19 01:59 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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NYT: Acting Att Gen Whitaker maybe have perjured himself before a US House committee by claiming Trump never tried to pressure him over the Russia probe.
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#1524757 --- 02/19/19 02:02 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Grant Stern Verified account @grantstern 47 minutes ago

Matt Whitaker has a big problem.

House Democrats are on to him.

I wonder if he knows two of Nixon's Attorney's General also got convicted and served jail time.

One was convicted for obstructing justice.

The other's wife was a major Watergate whistleblower.
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#1524758 --- 02/19/19 02:04 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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#MadamSpeaker sets the facts straight in Europe, reassuring America's allies that Trump's authoritarian bluster and instincts will be tempered by the check on him granted to Congress in our Constitution!

Nancy Pelosi to Europe: Trump is not the boss.


Pelosi said that one European colleague had asked why the House of Representatives had only recently adopted a resolution in support of NATO. She said that she explained it is because she and the Democrats had only retaken control of the majority at the start of the year.

"I said because we just got the majority and then we can control, we can manage what goes on to the floor," Pelosi said. "But once the Republican colleagues had the opportunity to vote on this, H.R. 676 NATO Support Act — what was it? 357 to 22 Noes. I think that that sends a very clear message."

Pelosi added, "I don't think that there's any difference between Democrats and Republicans on our relationship with NATO. This is not partisan in any way."
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#1524759 --- 02/19/19 02:10 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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How many times does Trump have to demonstrate that hes openly OBSTRUCTING the US Govt from being able to show evidence to the US people that Trump himself is a criminal

He said he could shoot a man on 5th ave & get away w/ it, we can’t let this be one of his only true statements
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Trump tried to get Acting AG Whitaker to "defang" the SDNY investigation into Trump. Apparently, he was game & "privately told associates that part of his role at the Justice Department was to 'jump on a grenade' for the president." #JustAProcessCrime https://nyti.ms/2V9htqR
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#1524760 --- 02/19/19 02:38 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Adam Schiff has hired upwards of a dozen extra staffers w/expertise in corruption/illicit finance or prosecution. That brings the total number to 24 on the House panel. The Senate counterpart, led by Sen. Burr (R) has 9 staffers working its Russia probe.
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#1524761 --- 02/19/19 02:45 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Richard W. Painter @RWPUSA 22 hours ago

Congress shouldn’t tolerate Trump’s talk about putting Mueller in jail.
Nixon didn’t dare threaten Archie Cox this way. If he had he would have been out much sooner.
Mueller and Cox have much in common but Trump is far worse than Nixon.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-circ...amp;via=desktop … via @thedailybeast

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