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Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:39 PM

Given McConnell's acknowledgement of Trump criminality

you would think he'd be strong supporter of a special prosecutor to investigate the entire matter?

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Reply Given McConnell's acknowledgement of Trump criminality (Original post)
Pantagruel Feb 2021 OP
TwilightZone Feb 2021 #1
KPN Feb 2021 #2
cbdo2007 Feb 2021 #3
drray23 Feb 2021 #4
riversedge Feb 2021 #5
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #6
True Dough Feb 2021 #7
Pantagruel Feb 2021 #8
True Dough Feb 2021 #10
Arazi Feb 2021 #9
Pantagruel Feb 2021 #11
Pantagruel Feb 2021 #12

Response to Pantagruel (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:42 PM

1. I think he would be.

He all but begged someone to pursue prosecution. I think he'll support any efforts to do so, probably quite openly.

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Response to Pantagruel (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:43 PM

2. You would think. Just don't count on it.

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Response to Pantagruel (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:43 PM

3. He definitely doesn't want ttumpnto run again in 2024...

he just didn't want it to be because of him.

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Response to Pantagruel (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:48 PM

4. watch him do a 180.

if Trump is investigated and charged by the DOJ you can bet he will say the democrats are setting a precedent using the justice department to punish political opponents.

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Response to Pantagruel (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:49 PM

5. No. McConnell can not be trusted to do what is right for the USA

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Response to Pantagruel (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:06 PM

6. McConnell could care less if Trump is prosecuted. He was just postering and pandering

to his donors and caucus.

Everything Turtle does is about money and power.

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Response to Pantagruel (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:31 PM

7. I just hope the special prosecutor (if there is one)

does a far better job than Robert Mueller.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:37 PM

8. Robert Mueller

I believe was repressed by Barr. Might want to bring him back to complete the job.

" In July 2019, Mueller testified to Congress that a president could be charged with crimes including obstruction of justice after they left office.[47] In 2020, a Republican-appointed federal judge decided to personally review if the report's redactions were legitimate. The judge said Barr's "misleading" statements about the report's findings led him to suspect that Barr had tried to establish a "one-sided narrative" favorable to Trump.[48][49]"

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Response to Pantagruel (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 10:00 PM

10. Bill Barr was an obstacle

But Mueller made some critical mistakes. The New Yorker has a good overview:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/07/06/why-the-mueller-investigation-failed

A few excerpts:

"But Mueller himself was responsible for much of the delay. In this critical moment, he showed weakness, and Trump pounced."

"Nothing in Mueller’s mandate required him to reach such a confusing and inconclusive final judgment on the most important issue before him. As a prosecutor, his job was to determine whether the evidence was sufficient to bring cases. The O.L.C.’s opinion prohibited Mueller from bringing a case, but Mueller gave Trump an unnecessary gift: he did not even say whether the evidence supported a prosecution. Mueller’s compromising language had another ill effect. Because it was so difficult to parse, it opened the door for the report to be misrepresented by countless partisans acting in bad faith, including the Attorney General of the United States."

"Mueller’s investigation was no witch hunt; his report was, ultimately, a surrender."

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Response to Pantagruel (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:50 PM

9. You still believe McConnell?!

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Response to Arazi (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 10:48 PM

11. Don't believe a word

Mitch says but his speech might have backed him into a corner if Schumer was to ask for a special prosecutor?

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