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Wed Aug 29, 2018, 06:30 PM

Will Mueller release a preliminary report before the mid-terms?

I'm getting nervous, hearing on cable about what Trump could do after he fires Sessions. He can appoint as interim AG anyone who has already been confirmed by congress for *any* position--say, Betsy DeVos--who could then shut down the special counsel's investigation and have the information sealed and not released at all. Or allow the report to be written and then sealed.

He might have to fire Rosenstein in the process, but it was news to me that he can appoint anyone he wants who has already been confirmed as interim AG.

Please, somebody tell me this is not so.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 06:31 PM

1. How would this serve his mandate?

What he is doing, remaining silent, gives Trump nothing. Mueller is the silent menace, and Trump has no idea what else Mueller knows.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 06:32 PM

2. Hearing he won't ACTUALLY fire sessions, been talking about it/threatening for a long time.

And senate repugs telling him not to do so.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 06:44 PM

3. I'm afraid it is so.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 06:44 PM

4. Mueller is going to do what he was tasked to do. Everything else is speculation.

But I do find speculation interesting, so have at it.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 07:00 PM

5. Mueller will not release a prelim report.

He's playing it close to the vest and counting on the Senate to defend him. Its not a safe bet.

Eventually Trump is going to create the Constitutional Crisis you fear. If Dems don't take Congress this fall, he'll do it over Xmas when everyone's otherwise engaged. Come to think of it, if they do take the majority, he'll do it before they're sworn in. We're coming to the crux. Either way, America will slip further down the slope towards Autocracy.

If Mueller is fired, the remaining straight arrows at CIA, DOJ & the FBI will go into open rebellion. 2019 & 2020 will be unbearable, and likely, there will be blood in the streets.

If he's re-elected, there may never be another election in his lifetime.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 07:09 PM

6. He can attempt to appoint someone who has already been confirmed, but it is an issue

that will have to be adjudicated.

The law clearly applies when an opening occurs due to death. It doesn't clearly apply to a situation when someone is fired.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 07:37 PM

7. Frank Figluzi (sp) had some interesting and comforting comments today on Katy Tur's show.

He listed many things that he believes Mueller is doing to protect the prosecutions should his particular investigation be shut down.

Such as sealed indictments, things handed off to many other jurisdictions, etc.

If I can find a clip of the comment, I'll post it here.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 08:08 PM

8. He gives his report to the DOJ then the attorney general presents the findings to the

judiciary committees of both houses. It is the attorney general who decides if all or any of it becomes public.

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