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07 November 2018 14:42
 

I’m a bit worried about what Trump might do before January 1 when the Democratic House takes over. I’m concerned that firing Sessions is a prelude to shutting down Mueller.  I hope Mueller comes out with some more indictments soon, and maybe even a report on the President’s dealings with Russia.

 
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07 November 2018 17:55
 

I wonder why Meuller is taking his time?  How much time does he need?  The longer he goes the more I think he does not have anything.

 
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07 November 2018 18:11
 

Back on topic, it is strange that Sessions resigned when Trump told him to.  What difference does it make if Sessions is fired or accepts Trump’s demand to resign?

 
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07 November 2018 19:04
 
Skipshot - 07 November 2018 06:11 PM

Back on topic, it is strange that Sessions resigned when Trump told him to.  What difference does it make if Sessions is fired or accepts Trump’s demand to resign?

Supposedly giving him some dignity, but in effect it’s a firing.

 
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07 November 2018 21:27
 
Skipshot - 07 November 2018 05:55 PM

I wonder why Meuller is taking his time?  How much time does he need?  The longer he goes the more I think he does not have anything.

The Mueller probe has achieve more in a short time than the Nixon or Bill Clinton investigation.
But one reason why things aren’t moving faster is because Trump keeps on adding violations: him firing Sessions and transferring oversight over the Probe to a known loyalist who should have recused himself ins in itself an Obstruction of Justice that Mueller is mandated to investigate.

 
 
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07 November 2018 21:29
 
Skipshot - 07 November 2018 06:11 PM

Back on topic, it is strange that Sessions resigned when Trump told him to.  What difference does it make if Sessions is fired or accepts Trump’s demand to resign?

Actually, it’s a HUGE difference:
if Trump fires him, only someone passing Senate Confirmation can take his job; in effect, if Sessions had forced a firing, Rosenstein would have become the new AG.
Bu if Sessions resigns, Trump can appoint an Acting-AG who needs to be confirmed with in the next 9months only - and he picked a toady who most likely will never be confirmed if Republicans has any spine left.

 
 
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08 November 2018 20:56
 
Skipshot - 07 November 2018 05:55 PM

I wonder why Meuller is taking his time?  How much time does he need?  The longer he goes the more I think he does not have anything.

I read a breakdown of complex cases online, and it suggested that 2-3 years of investigation might not be out of line for a complex case with lots of leads.  (It was online, so I know it’s true.  wink )