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#1528679 --- 04/19/19 08:24 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Jon Zal @OfficialJonZal 3 hours ago

I will never stop laughing about Trump saying to McGahn "Why do you take notes? Lawyers don't take notes. I never had a lawyer who took notes," and McGahn responding with "Because I'm a real lawyer."
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#1528685 --- 04/19/19 10:18 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Eric Swalwell Verified account @ericswalwell 1 hour ago

As President, I will instruct the Attorney General to end the policy that a sitting president cannot be indicted. No president should ever be above the law.
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#1528687 --- 04/19/19 10:26 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Janice Dominic &#127754; &#127754; &#127754; &#10052; &#10052; @oldtiredfeminis 7 hours ago

It seems there are some in the GOP who believe in the rule of law.

Who knew?

A Conservative group will run an ad on Fox News this week to urge GOP lawmakers to hold Trump accountable for the findings in #Mueller’s report.


#TrumpObstruction

Republicans for the Rule of Law, a conservative group whose stated purpose is “defending the institutions of our republic,” will run an advertisement on Fox News over the weekend to urge GOP lawmakers to hold Trump accountable for the findings in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The highly anticipated 448-page report, with redactions, was released by Attorney General William Barr Thursday morning. The nearly two-year investigation resulted in 199 criminal charges, indicting 34 individuals—including six former Trump associates and three Russian companies.

While Mueller’s team did not accuse the president of a crime, it revealed ample evidence of wrongdoing by Trump and his inner circle, dating from his 2016 presidential campaign through his tenure in the Oval Office.


“It's clear from the report today that there's a lot of political interference that was attempted [by Trump],” Sarah Longwell, executive director of Republicans for the Rule of Law, told Newsweek. “This is not the end of the Mueller investigation, this is just the beginning. It looks like the Mueller report really is a road map for Congress. And that there was no exoneration, definitely obstruction.”

The group, which aims to “protect [Mueller's] investigation from political interference by the president,” was established in March 2017 when reports began to emerge of Trump's intentions to potentially fire Mueller. The documents released today revealed that Trump had indeed tried to dismiss Mueller in June 2017, but that then-White House counsel Don McGahn refused, saying he would rather resign.

Over the weekend, Republicans for the Rule of Law plan to air an advertisement on Fox News urging GOP lawmakers to hold Trump accountable for “lying” and “obstructing justice,” as Republicans did with President Bill Clinton more than 20 years ago, when a GOP-led House succesfully impeached Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. The Senate subsequently acquitted Clinton of all charges.


“The Mueller Report revealed multiple instances of President Trump lying and obstructing justice. Twenty years ago, Republicans denounced a Democratic president for lying and obstructing justice,” the 34-second advertisement’s opening reads, before cutting to old clips of GOP lawmakers condemning Clinton on Capitol Hill. “Republicans stood for the rule of law then. We should stand for the rule of law now,” the ad concludes.

The advertisement’s goal, according to Longwell, is to “encourage speaking up from Republicans."

“They need to grapple with what’s in [the Mueller report], which is incredibly disturbing,” she said. “We're not urging impeachment or any kind of action other than Congress, specifically Republicans, should join the Democrats, to investigate the matter for fully and come to some conclusion about accountability.”


Within the clip is footage of “Republicans talking about how you cannot lie to the American people, you cannot obstruct justice, you must tell the truth, that the president's not above the law and we just believe those same rules very much still apply to this president,” said Longwell, adding that the group wanted to see Republicans “act like a congressional body with equal powers and to provide a check on a president, who clearly from this report does not respect the rule of law.”

Mueller explained in the report that his team could not establish that either Trump or his associates had conspired with the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The investigation did not conclude that Trump had obstructed justice, “largely because” his aides “declined to carry out orders.” But it did not exonerate the president.

“If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state,” the Mueller report stated. “We are unable to reach such a judgment.”


“The President's efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests. While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him




Edited by Ben444 (04/19/19 10:26 PM)
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#1528689 --- 04/19/19 11:04 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Roland Scahill Verified account @rolandscahill 1 hour ago

Today, Trump tweeted ‘bullshit’ and retweeted a tweet with ‘circle jerk’ in it

Next time the religious right talks about morals in politics, please remind them of Trump’s behavior on Good Friday 2019
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#1528691 --- 04/19/19 11:07 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Brian Krassenstein @krassenstein 5 hours ago

I literally have 100 messages in my inbox from unhinged, ignorant Trump supporters saying things like "HAHAHA NO COLLUSION"

NEWFLASH:

Not Once in the Mueller Report did he say he found "NO COLLUSION".
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#1528693 --- 04/19/19 11:47 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Senator Mazie Hirono Verified account @maziehirono 22 hours ago

The Special Counsel’s report in no way exonerates @realDonaldTrump. In fact, it implicates him in criminal activity. Congress has an obligation to act like the separate branch of gov't it is and conduct serious oversight of this administration. Everything should be on the table.
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#1528695 --- 04/20/19 12:08 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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The Barr Report is BS! @RealDavidRush 2 hours ago

Whether @HouseDemocrats impeach Trump or not cannot be a politically motivated decision. It must be a moral one. It’s the right thing to do for America. I don’t care that it is guaranteed to die in the Senate. That is irrelevant. Trump is utterly irredeemable. It must be done.
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#1528697 --- 04/20/19 12:13 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Former Republican congressman Joe Walsh Verified account
@WalshFreedom 21 hours ago

To review:

1. He knew Russia interfered.
2. He welcomed, encouraged & rewarded the interference.
3. He obstructed justice.
4. He lied. And lied. And lied.
5. He demanded his people lie & NOT cooperate.
6. He worked on a personal business deal with Russia and lied about it.

Ok?
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#1528698 --- 04/20/19 06:22 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Laurence Tribe Verified account @tribelaw 5 hours ago

Postponing impeachment hearings no longer makes sense. That it’d be unprincipled is clear enough. But it’d be politically unwise as well: To quote Shakespeare, “We must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.”
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#1528700 --- 04/20/19 06:26 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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George Takei Verified account @GeorgeTakei 4 hours ago

When you’re supposed to be the spokesperson but instead you become the story, even you should admit, @PressSec Sarah Huckabee Sanders, that you are now doing a disservice to your boss. Step down. I’d say it’s the honorable thing, but I know that won’t move you
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#1528701 --- 04/20/19 06:31 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Laurence Tribe Verified account @tribelaw 4 hours ago

House Judiciary Committee member @mad4pa: “We can’t sit on our hands just because the Senate is sitting on theirs.” Exactly.
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#1528703 --- 04/20/19 06:39 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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David Corn Verified account @DavidCornDC 4 hours ago
David Corn Retweeted Marco Rubio

You missed another clear takeaway: Trump campaign was eager to benefit from the Russian attack (which did aim to help Trump) and Trump repeatedly and falsely claimed Russia was not behind the attack. Why did you not mention that one?


Marco Rubio Verified account @marcorubio

2 clear takeaways from #MuellerReport

Putin worked to divide us & influence 16 election & Trump campaign wasn’t working with him on it…
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#1528705 --- 04/20/19 06:58 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Ryan Knight #ImpeachTrump &#127825; @ProudResister 6 hours ago

A Trump supporter was arrested today in South Florida after threatening to kill Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Cory Booker, and Eric Swalwell. This is why we can’t wait another year-and-a-half to take action against Trump. He is inciting right-wing extremism in America. #ImpeachTrump
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#1528707 --- 04/20/19 07:06 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Elizabeth Warren Verified account @ewarren

The Mueller report lays out facts showing that a hostile foreign government attacked our 2016 election to help Donald Trump and Donald Trump welcomed that help. Once elected, Donald Trump obstructed the investigation into that attack.

Elizabeth Warren Verified account @ewarren 11 hours ago

Mueller put the next step in the hands of Congress: “Congress has authority to prohibit a President’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice.” The correct process for exercising that authority is impeachment.

Elizabeth Warren Verified account @ewarren 11 hours ago

To ignore a President’s repeated efforts to obstruct an investigation into his own disloyal behavior would inflict great and lasting damage on this country, and it would suggest that both the current and future Presidents would be free to abuse their power in similar ways.

Elizabeth Warren Verified account @ewarren 11 hours ago

The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty. That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States.
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#1528708 --- 04/20/19 07:11 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Congressman Al Green Verified account @RepAlGreen

More than 700 days ago, I took the Floor of the House of Representatives and called for the impeachment of @realDonaldTrump. Where I stood then, I stand now. #TimeToImpeach
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#1528709 --- 04/20/19 07:13 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Michael Grossman @Michael36776349 5 hours ago

Rachel: I also asked Sen Warren if you knew ahead of time that impeachment proceedings were going to be unsuccessful, what would you do. She answered I would still proceed and let the chips fall where they may. It's a matter of principal and protecting the rule of law. MSNBC.
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#1528710 --- 04/20/19 07:14 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Linda Rothwell. #GlovesOff @Bornabrit1 16 hours ago

CONSTITUTION'S ON FIRE

Apparently,If U are a sitting president you cannot be indicted

BARR'S SPIN on MUELLER'S report PROVES he is NOTHING but
A SHILL for TRUMP

PLACING TRUMP ABOVE THE LAW

WE WILL NEVER ACCEPT THIS

VOTE BLUE
IMPEACH BARR & KAVANAUGH
INDICT TRUMP
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#1528715 --- 04/20/19 07:25 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Laurence Tribe Verified account @tribelaw 6 hours ago

A BIG MISTAKE TO AVOID: Assuming that no criminal conspiracy means no impeachable collusion. Wrong!

ROBERT MUELLER’S SIX CASES FOR COLLUSION

A closer reading of the Mueller report reveals a series of episodes that are, if not criminal, deeply corrupt.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/04/donald-trump-robert-mueller-report-collusion

Nowhere in the sprawling first volume of Robert Mueller’s report does the special counsel exonerate Donald Trump of “collusion.” And yet, there is an obvious tension between the contents of the report and the breezy, seemingly exculpatory introduction given by Attorney General William Barr on Thursday morning, some 90 minutes before the 448-page document was released online. While it’s true that Mueller’s investigation “did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election-interference activities,” as we have known for weeks, the actual report is brimming with incidents and behavior that appear, at the very least, deeply corrupt.

The trouble, as former F.B.I. counter-intelligence agent Asha Rangappa explained to me last year, is that “collusion does not necessarily have to be criminal.” Mueller himself writes, “in evaluating whether evidence about collective action of multiple individuals constituted a crime, we applied the framework of conspiracy law, not the concept of ‘collusion.’” So while the special counsel may not have found that anyone associated with the Trump campaign conspired with the Russians to hack the 2016 election, that doesn’t mean he didn’t outline a case for collusion. In fact, a closer reading of the Mueller report reveals a series of significant interactions involving Trumpworld and the Russians. In total, these six episodes paint a damning portrait of borderline criminality
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#1528716 --- 04/20/19 10:09 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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Brian Krassenstein @krassenstein 10 hours ago

The silence from the GOP since the Mueller report is deafening
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#1528718 --- 04/20/19 10:37 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-total-...-193957445.html

Trump's 'total and complete exoneration' turns out to be fake news

David Knowles 14 hours ago
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