Traitorous Trump?

 
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13 January 2019 07:23
 

U.S. House panel to probe alleged FBI investigation of Trump working for Russia
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/fbi-report-trump-comey-national-security-risk-1.4976365

Washington Post: Trump concealed details from meetings with Putin
https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/12/politics/trump-putin-meetings-no-records/index.html


Time will tell whether or not it can be proven that Trump was in collusion with Russia, but that such a thing could be in question is unprecedented.

The current President has shown, by his own words time and again, that he puts himself and his interests above those of the people and country he is supposed to represent.  He has lowered the bar to such a degree that what in the past would have been considered shocking has become common place.  With or without Russia’s help, he has done damage to the fabric of American politics and culture and to his country’s reputation.

Nixon became known as Tricky Dicky.  Perhaps it’s just a matter of time before the current pres becomes known as Traitorous Trump.

 
 
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13 January 2019 08:49
 

I’d bet he’s been a traitor.

I’m almost certain that he’s a stupid, short-sighted narcissist.

 
 
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13 January 2019 11:51
 

It’s amazing all of the people around Trump who were connected to his presidential campaign and have been charged with crimes. Most of these crimes concerned illegal contacts with Russian officials.

https://tinyurl.com/yd84pdln

 
 
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14 January 2019 05:39
 

Related to this:

After Comey firing, the FBI set up an investigation into whether Trump was working for Putin:

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/14/politics/trump-fbi-debate-investigation/index.html

If it was anyone but Trump, I would be extremely worried by this. But because of the things Trump has said and done, I’m just very worried: the FBI doesn’t have a great history when it comes to secretly investigating active politicians.

 
 
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14 January 2019 06:44
 

“Imagine if a REPUBLICAN presidential candidate came under FBI investigation as votes were being cast” Sarah Sanders, Twitter, Oct. 29 2016

 
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14 January 2019 07:54
 

I hope the Mueller report comes out soon.  The past findings of the Special Council have been detailed and credible, resulting in criminal convictions.

On the other hand:
ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl says his sources tell him that Robert Mueller’s anticipated report on the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Moscow is “almost certain to be anti-climactic.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/425179-abcs-karl-sources-say-mueller-report-is-almost-certain-to-be-anti-climactic

The report is supposed to be out in March.

 
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15 January 2019 21:18
 

Reaching into my prognosticating chicken guts, they predict Trump will finish his term.  If Mueller’s report finds collusion, the FBI finds collusion, and Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, testifies there was collusion, then the House may very likely impeach him, but the Senate never will.  Republicans would rather go down with the ship than jump it.

 
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17 January 2019 12:27
 
hannahtoo - 14 January 2019 07:54 AM

I hope the Mueller report comes out soon.  The past findings of the Special Council have been detailed and credible, resulting in criminal convictions.

On the other hand:
ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl says his sources tell him that Robert Mueller’s anticipated report on the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Moscow is “almost certain to be anti-climactic.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/425179-abcs-karl-sources-say-mueller-report-is-almost-certain-to-be-anti-climactic

The report is supposed to be out in March.

Posted: 16 January 2019 09:59 (‘Tell me I’m dreaming topic’)

Trump appointee, William Barr, tells lawmakers Mueller’s long-awaited report might not be made public.  https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/william-barr-confirmation-hearing-attorney-general-watch-live-stream-today-2019-01-15/

1:45 p.m.: Barr suggests Mueller’s long-awaited report might not be made public

In a back-and-forth with Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Barr threw cold water on the notion that Mueller’s report might be made public.

quote:  Barr suggested he is inclined to think a sitting president cannot be indicted. “For 40 years the position of the executive branch is that you can’t indict a sitting president,” Barr said, adding that he hasn’t read those opinions in a long time, but “I see no reason to change them.”

It’s unclear if Mueller’s final report on the investigation will be made public. Barr said he wants to make as much public as is consistent with the special counsel regulation, but it’s Barr who has the final say on what is made public, and he suggested that in the event prosecution is declined, those findings may not be made public.