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Fri Jun 16, 2017, 03:23 PM

Schiff Warns Trump Against 'Saturday Night Massacre' Redux

Source: Talking Points Memo



By MATT SHUHAM Published JUNE 16, 2017 3:36 PM

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) responded to President Donald Trump’s bizarre Friday statement that appeared to confirm he’s the subject of an obstructive of justice investigation, urging Congress to take precautions against any presidential interference.

“It has become clear that President Trump believes that he has the power to fire anyone in government he chooses and for any reason, including Special Counsel Robert Mueller,” Schiff wrote Friday. “That is not how the rule of law works, and Congress will not allow the President to so egregiously overstep his authority.”

“If President Trump were to try to replicate Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre by firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in addition to Mueller, Congress must unite to stop him – without respect to party, and for the sake of the nation,” he continued.

Trump wrote on Twitter Friday that “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director.” He has posted frequently this week about his displeasure with the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/schiff-warns-trump-against-mueller-rosenstein-firing

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Reply Schiff Warns Trump Against 'Saturday Night Massacre' Redux (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2017 OP
Shell_Seas Jun 2017 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2017 #4
Turbineguy Jun 2017 #6
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2017 #8
FreepFryer Jun 2017 #11
Shell_Seas Jun 2017 #13
FreepFryer Jun 2017 #15
Shell_Seas Jun 2017 #17
Shell_Seas Jun 2017 #12
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2017 #14
Shell_Seas Jun 2017 #16
blue-wave Jun 2017 #7
Fritz Walter Jun 2017 #10
PearliePoo2 Jun 2017 #2
volstork Jun 2017 #3
onetexan Jun 2017 #5
BigmanPigman Jun 2017 #9

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 03:26 PM

1. "Congress will not allow"

I bet they will. He's unstoppable with the GOP at the helm.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 04:00 PM

4. Unstoppable? Not when Democrats make the Republican-Trump brand united & TOXIC to 2018


No fatalistic capitulative defeatism, please.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 04:23 PM

6. That gives the GOP 18 months to fix the election.

With the help of the Russian government they will prevail.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 04:40 PM

8. No thank you for more defeatism. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 07:59 PM

11. +1 WE REJECT DISCOURAGEMENT TROLLING (n/t)

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Response to FreepFryer (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:50 AM

13. I still will vote in every election and

I still will campaign, phone bank, and block walk for the candidates I like.

But, I would be lying if I told you that I wasn't discouraged, feeling defeated, and even depressed about what's happened. I know many other feel much of the same.

It's like the bad guy won.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:49 AM

15. Get busy living or get busy dying. Indulging in defeatism now is self-sabotage. (n:t)

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Response to FreepFryer (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:51 AM

17. Great advice.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:47 AM

12. Ahhhh! 2018 is so far away

Look at the damage he's done in the last 6 months already. Can you imagine another year and a half of this?

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:44 AM

14. The SOONER & deeper the Republican brand is made toxic IN ADVANCE of 2018


... the sooner before 2018 that Republican tRump goes.

Notice that in the post you replied to I wrote "to 2018", being short for "to their chances for 2018". I didn't write "in 2018" because you are right that Republican Trump is doing damage every day.

No judicial confirmations. Republican Trump is in the last year of his Presidency.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:50 AM

16. I really hope you're right!

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 04:34 PM

7. And if congress will allow this

congress will be a democratic majority in 2018. Unfortunately, that's a looong way away at this time. I hope and pray our country and democracy can last long enough for the next national elections.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 05:54 PM

10. Then it's time to break out the pitchforks and torches

Representatives have a two-year term. If we allow people like John Rutherford to run unopposed-- and un-resisted -- in 2018, we are doomed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 03:30 PM

2. This is getting as serious as a heart attack.

Schiff and Feinstein are calling out the ReThugs on their patriotism now.
Looking at YOU McConnell and Ryan! Which path will you take?

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 03:47 PM

3. They will both

take the path that leads to the most money and the greatest obfuscation...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 04:17 PM

5. I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director. There he goes again playing the victim

every time there is a slight or even a perceived slight against him.

Not only that, any slight, no matter how mild, or anyone who dares even to challenge him in a civil manner, is described by him as "VICIOUS". Case in point: When the Khans spoke out against him at the DNC, 45 said he was viciously attacked by Mr. Khan.
There are many other examples of this. His strategy is to play the victim and hit back twice as hard, much more viciously than the other party fired against him. This is how he's rallied his base time & time again. I'm waiting for that base support to collapse, and given his disapproval rating is at 64% it seems to be increasingly the case.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 05:44 PM

9. This is the lead story on CNN. Everytime I think he couldn't possibly be any more stupid...

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