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Sat Jun 17, 2017, 07:58 PM

Ex-Bush ethics lawyer: Pence will soon become the president if Trump fires Mueller

Source: The Hill

The top ethics lawyer to former President George W. Bush warned on Saturday that if President Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, Vice President Pence "will soon become the 46th President."

"Just appeared on FOX News. They are building a case for firing Mueller. If that happens Mike Pence will soon become the 46th President," former White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter wrote on Twitter.

Just appeared on FOX News. They are building a case for firing Mueller. If that happens Mike Pence will soon become the 46th President.
Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) June 17, 2017

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/338301-ex-bush-ethics-lawyer-pence-will-soon-become-the-president-if



The Hill is working on painting a picture for everyone today.

This is an earlier headline from them today:
"Dem: Congress will begin impeachment if Trump fires Mueller, Rosenstein"

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141801846

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Reply Ex-Bush ethics lawyer: Pence will soon become the president if Trump fires Mueller (Original post)
Equinox Moon Jun 17 OP
Zorro Jun 17 #1
Cosmocat Jun 18 #27
guillaumeb Jun 17 #2
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 18 #32
flibbitygiblets Jun 17 #3
George II Jun 17 #4
Kathy M Jun 17 #21
FenwayDonkey Jun 18 #29
Stuart G Jun 17 #5
moonscape Jun 17 #12
Stuart G Jun 17 #13
Skid Rogue Jun 17 #6
NobodyHere Jun 17 #7
Skid Rogue Jun 17 #9
NobodyHere Jun 17 #11
Skid Rogue Jun 18 #22
NobodyHere Jun 18 #31
Sunlei Jun 17 #17
Skid Rogue Jun 18 #23
Sunlei Jun 19 #34
cstanleytech Jun 17 #10
cheyanne Jun 18 #30
Sunlei Jun 19 #35
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 18 #33
bucolic_frolic Jun 17 #8
Stuart G Jun 17 #14
benld74 Jun 17 #15
Sunlei Jun 17 #16
Owl Jun 17 #18
turbinetree Jun 17 #19
Skid Rogue Jun 18 #24
turbinetree Jun 18 #28
elmac Jun 17 #20
LenaBaby61 Jun 18 #25
Doug the Dem Jun 18 #26

Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:11 PM

1. This country may be headed for an existential crisis next week

Trump's weekend isolation at Camp David may be only serving to amplify his rage and desire to strike back at his perceived disloyal "employees".

I would not be surprised if he does move to fire Rosenstein and Mueller Monday. And I have no confidence in the Republicans doing anything positive in reaction.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:19 AM

27. There is absolutely nothing the Republicans have done for over a quarter century now

that would indicate that they would address 45 if he fired Mueller ...

People were all ginned up prior to him giving Comey the Ax saying THAT IS A BRIDGE TOO FAR, that will be the end of him. People were all ginned up dozens, literally, of times during the campaign saying, "THIS IS IT, THIS WILL BE HIS END!"

Until such time as they actually do anything about him, no reason to believe they will do anything about him.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:11 PM

2. The words "Bush" and "ethics" in one sentence gave me a severe case of

cognitive dissonance.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:18 PM

32. Ok, associate "Trump" and "ethics". Or "Pence" and "Ethics". Yikes. nt

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:18 PM

3. Yeah, Orange Foolius will fire Mueller. And then we need to immediately start an investigation

into Pence's hacked emails, because as we know, when it comes to hacked emails, there really is no worse crime.

May I be the first to say to President Pence: "Lock Him Up".

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:19 PM

4. I wish they would stop talking about this, it might discourage trump.

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:03 AM

29. Trump will get away with firing Mueller.

 

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:27 PM

5. I don't think Drump is that stupid...although..quite fankly..I have been wrong about

a whole lot of things in the past, and will be in the future...so...
could be wrong about this too.....................................................

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:19 PM

12. These days, whether I am right or wrong is more a matter

of random chance - equal odds - than anything. Used to be, one could use history, logic, critical thinking ...

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Response to moonscape (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:22 PM

13. Yes, you are right with those two sentences....four words.."random chance" & "equal odds"

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:37 PM

6. Question...

Obstruction aside. If there's hard evidence that the Trump team and Russia worked together to undermine our election process and charges are brought on those crimes, will Pence be allowed to benefit from that illegal behavior?

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:43 PM

7. If you mean will Pence be president

Then probably yes

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Response to NobodyHere (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:02 PM

9. I want the obstruction charges....

but the whole Russian thing is what's really troubling. It goes to the heart of our democracy. If charges were successfully brought against Trump for colluding with the Russians, that would seem to invalidate the 2016 election. If that's true, it seems like we're looking at President Ryan.

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:07 PM

11. If the 2016 elections were invalid

Then why would Ryan be holding office? Or any other house member for that matter? He had to win his house seat too.

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Response to NobodyHere (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 12:23 AM

22. Because the speaker of the house...

is third in line.

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:16 PM

31. But wouldn't his election be invalid too?

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:41 PM

17. I say the entire election is invalid and second place electoral college should move in.

wish big!

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 12:29 AM

23. yeah, I feel ya...

It's just we're all looking to Ford and Watergate as some kind of blueprint. I don't think we've, as a nation, faced this before. Maybe if we went back to the early days of our republic, with worries about King George and loyalties we could find a parallel, but it seems we have no viable history to compare it to.

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:49 AM

34. yes, we're a young country walking a new unknown path because of some who colluded /w russia

Our government may have to be forced to work FOR Americans and OUR Democracy, to make whole again our election "results" before tampering, hacking, gerrymandering and outright colluding with a foreign government.

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:05 PM

10. The only legal way to prevent him from being sworn in would be is if

he was impeached before Trump otherwise there is no way to stop it.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:07 AM

30. Most of the Republican leadership should be implicated soon in the Russian Trump investigation.

When enough Republicans join with Democrats to get rid of Trump, there will be strong push to not impeach but let Trump resign. Dems should have enough to have Pence and others impeached and keep the investigation going.

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Response to cheyanne (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:53 AM

35. trumps a patsy, its the Republican party, some of their leadership who outright colluded /w Russia!

Things won't be right in America until those corrupt fucking cheate(R)s are caught and removed from our government. Even 5 months of this pathetic shit is way to long for me.

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:20 PM

33. If not Pence, then we get Ryan.

Is that an improvement?

The bench of evil is deep.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:45 PM

8. They are floating trial balloons to see how they can make this go away

They would gladly surrender Trump to save the party and the Presidency

They will say, "See! It's all cleaned up now. President Pence is clean as a whistle!"

Follow the money, the roots are rumored to run deep.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:24 PM

14. Just one point....and it is important.......

.............No one knows for sure what the future will bring........................


that's all folks..........

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:28 PM

15. BS. All are complacent and involved

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:39 PM

16. The Hills working overtime. You always read the hill Mr. Trump? Pence & Ryan are ready to take over.

have a nice weekend in the rustic government shed.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:43 PM

18. All alternatives suck.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:59 PM

19. Lets not forget or lose site of the fact that Pence was "on" that transition team

and his BS that he didn't know, doesn't wash.

And everything that this "team" has been doing if it comes to grand jury indictments everything should be thrown out, executive orders, appointments everything




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Response to turbinetree (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 01:39 AM

24. Right...

This is a totally NEW situation. Obstruction of Justice is the least of our worries.

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:55 AM

28. I don't like espionage and treason being used to take over a country

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:14 PM

20. tRump is too busy watching Watergate on MSNBC

and is shaking in his bed, filling his PJ's with his own golden shower.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 05:24 AM

25. Pretty sure fatso ...

Will be firing Mueller soon .....

We'll see how this shakes out AFTER he fires Mueller.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 06:56 AM

26. What'd I Tell Ya?

Close to 3 hours BEFORE this news story was posted: https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017444498

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