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Wed May 22, 2019, 08:16 AM

What is the difference between "stone-walling" and "covering-up" ?

The media is accusing the Trump White House of stone-walling on everything, on documents and on witnesses. They are ignoring subpoenas. It is a blatant disregard for the law.

But, are they "stone-walling" or are they "covering-up" their criminal activities? I tend to think it is the latter? "Stone-walling" does not carry the same legal connotation as "covering-up" but that is what they are doing, no matter what language we use to describe it.

If the Democrats do not hold them responsible, then no one will. Our democracy may have been dealt a fatal blow?

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kentuck May 22 OP
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True Blue American May 22 #3
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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:19 AM

1. Venn Diagram... might be absolutely complete overlap--who knows at this point?

The media's caution is one thing. They are beyond complicit at this point.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:34 AM

2. Nomenclature

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:36 AM

3. Covering up.

The media is trying to turn it into a contest if you listen to cable.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:38 AM

4. end result is the same. to prevent investigations from proceeding

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:38 AM

5. Stone walling is an in your face cover up

there is no effort to be subtle.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 09:00 AM

6. There is a difference

Stonewalling is a tactic. Cover up is the goal.

Stonewalling is one of the tactics being used to facilitate the cover-up.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 09:13 AM

7. Stonewalling is passive, "I'm ignoring everything." Covering-up - active, "where's the shovel?"

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