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Wed May 17, 2017, 10:33 PM

Tonight on Rachel a guest said that the Donald can fire the new special prosecutor.

I wish I knew how to post a link to it. She had a great show and guests (so did Lawrence). One guest gave Muller 3 thumbs-up... fair, experienced, brave, anti-corruption, pro-American, patriot, respectful and respected, etc. That means he'll get fired. Does anyone know what the status of Laurence's show is?

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Reply Tonight on Rachel a guest said that the Donald can fire the new special prosecutor. (Original post)
BigmanPigman May 2017 OP
BannonsLiver May 2017 #1
redstateblues May 2017 #2
TDale313 May 2017 #3
PoliticAverse May 2017 #4
roamer65 May 2017 #5
Dream Girl May 2017 #6
roamer65 May 2017 #7
Dream Girl May 2017 #8
dmr May 2017 #9
LTG May 2017 #10

Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Wed May 17, 2017, 10:36 PM

1. Sounds like a great way to guarantee your own impeachment

At that point the bottom would fall out of whatever GOP support he would have left in congress. They have their own skins to save.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Wed May 17, 2017, 10:46 PM

2. Go ahead. I dare ya

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Wed May 17, 2017, 10:54 PM

3. It's been stated on multiple shows tonight.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Wed May 17, 2017, 10:55 PM

4. That didn't work out well for Nixon or Bork...

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #4)

Wed May 17, 2017, 10:59 PM

5. Yup. It would be nearly verbatim if he does it.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Wed May 17, 2017, 11:33 PM

6. I'm watching the rebroadcast now, the guest expert said that Trump cannot fire him

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #6)

Wed May 17, 2017, 11:42 PM

7. Sessions or Rosenstein can fire him.

If they do it, both Dump and they will be cooked.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #7)

Wed May 17, 2017, 11:43 PM

8. Yes

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #6)

Wed May 17, 2017, 11:51 PM

9. No, he does have the power of dismissal, sorry to say.

I just rewound it.

Listen to the segment with Dan Rather where they discuss this power. It's really interesting.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Wed May 17, 2017, 11:59 PM

10. Yes, Special Counsel different rules

He was appointed Special Counsel, not Independent Special Prosecutor. The law creating Independent Special Prosecutor expired a number of years ago.

As I understand it he will run and oversee the investigation, but will make recommendations of charges to the DOJ.

With an investigator and not a lawyer it is thought by some, based upon his history, that he is more likely to keep his focus narrow and not wander far afield, as happened with Clinton. It also would be good if it didn't last 7 years also.

It is also possible that all relevant documents, including Comey's will be taken and held by his investigation, and not subject to the subpoena powers of Congress.

It may be this investigation will cause potential congressional witnesses to want DOJ immunity before appearing at Congressional hearings. Even Comey potentially faces felony charges from the Trump DOJ for failing to report anything he thought to be obstruction of justice to his bosses.

Leaks from investigations will almost definitely stop, as will comments on an ongoing investigation. Lots of silence while investigation and prosecution are going on.

It also provides the White House a perfect screen and answer to any question - "We will not comment on any issue that might be involved in the ongoing investigation, as we do not want to interfere or influence in any way this important investigation that is so necessary for our nation. No more scrambling and inconsistent messaging.

So, Justice has some limited control. Worse, we may stop getting as much reliable information as he works to prevent leaks. Finally, this most likely gives cover to R's to prevent impeachment until the investigation ends, which could take years. Some good, some not.

ETA: my title was to as to whether he could fired. I missed the part about Trump doing it. Those above are correct that firing is done by the Trump DOJ.

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