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highplainsdem

(49,912 posts)
Wed Nov 15, 2017, 10:45 PM Nov 2017

Hillary Clinton on Trump's Special Counsel Threat: "This Is Such an Abuse of Power"

Source: Mother Jones

Hillary Clinton responded on Wednesday to news that the Trump administration is considering appointing a special counsel to investigate her alleged ties to the Uranium One deal, calling the move “a disastrous step into politicizing the Justice Department” and “such an abuse of power.”

In an exclusive interview with Mother Jones, Clinton said such an investigation would have devastating consequences for the justice system in America. “If they send a signal that we’re going to be like some dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime, where political opponents are going to be unfairly, fraudulently investigated, that rips at the fabric of the contract we have, that we can trust our justice system,” Clinton said. “It will be incredibly demoralizing to people who have served at the Justice Department, under both Republicans and Democrats, because they know better. But it will also send a terrible signal to our country and the world that somehow we are giving up on the kind of values that we used to live by and we used to promote worldwide.”

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“I regret deeply that this appears to be the politicization of the Justice Department and our justice system,” Clinton said on Wednesday. “This Uranium One story has been debunked countless times by members of the press, by independent experts. It is nothing but a false charge that the Trump administration is trying to drum up to avoid attention being drawn to them.”

She said the Trump administration was trying to change the subject from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government. But she said she was not personally worried about being prosecuted.

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Read more: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/11/hillary-clinton-trump-special-counsel-threat-this-is-such-an-abuse-of-power/



Tweet from Mother Jones with a couple of minutes of video from the interview:


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Hillary Clinton on Trump's Special Counsel Threat: "This Is Such an Abuse of Power" (Original Post) highplainsdem Nov 2017 OP
Trey Gowdy should be in jail for altering documents to make Hillary guilty! Chasstev365 Nov 2017 #1
What documents did he alter? (eom) StevieM Nov 2017 #6
They drag out the Uranium story radical noodle Nov 2017 #2
What a stark difference NastyRiffraff Nov 2017 #3
You are so right.. and it's an understatement. defacto7 Nov 2017 #8
I agree with Hillary 100%. SergeStorms Nov 2017 #4
What makes it really scary is the degree to which Congressional Republicans... TomCADem Nov 2017 #5
Bait and Switch guss Nov 2017 #7
Trump doesn't care about the outcome. no_hypocrisy Nov 2017 #9

Chasstev365

(5,191 posts)
1. Trey Gowdy should be in jail for altering documents to make Hillary guilty!
Wed Nov 15, 2017, 11:00 PM
Nov 2017

Why hasn't this gotten media attention?

radical noodle

(8,051 posts)
2. They drag out the Uranium story
Wed Nov 15, 2017, 11:00 PM
Nov 2017

every time the GOP doesn't want to talk about their scandals. She had almost nothing to do with that uranium decision, while there were many others who did, and the Republicans know that. However, I imagine that she's up to taking them on one more time. This is one of those times we need that pic of her brushing off her shoulder during her 11-hour testimony about the Benghazi nonsense.

NastyRiffraff

(12,448 posts)
3. What a stark difference
Wed Nov 15, 2017, 11:11 PM
Nov 2017

between Hillary Clinton and the pretender in our White House. Hillary clearly cares about the country; Dump cares only about himself.

SergeStorms

(19,222 posts)
4. I agree with Hillary 100%.
Wed Nov 15, 2017, 11:24 PM
Nov 2017

Not only an abuse of power by Trump, but an abuse of power by the entire Republican Congress who are calling for this farce. It's nothing but another attempt to divert attention from the rotting corpse of the Trump administration.

TomCADem

(17,418 posts)
5. What makes it really scary is the degree to which Congressional Republicans...
Wed Nov 15, 2017, 11:40 PM
Nov 2017

...are willing to enable him. Congress is supposed to be a check. Instead, they actively egg the President on to use the DOJ to punish political opponents.

guss

(239 posts)
7. Bait and Switch
Thu Nov 16, 2017, 01:21 AM
Nov 2017

They are in panic mode in the Muller investigation
using Uranium one as a Bullshit issue.
Distraction is a key Republican tacit.
Its a nothing burger but gets the Trumpers riled up.
They will beat this dead horse.
So they can Keep Trump in for his full term.

no_hypocrisy

(46,997 posts)
9. Trump doesn't care about the outcome.
Thu Nov 16, 2017, 07:58 AM
Nov 2017

He gets his giggles from having HRC go through unnecessary public scrutiny, a potential tarnishing of her reputation, and her high prospective legal fees to defend herself.

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