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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:17 AM

Key Republican defends Mueller for referral on Cohen raid

Source: The Hill


BY JULIA MANCHESTER - 04/15/18 10:10 AM EDT

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) defended Special Counsel Robert Mueller's referral to federal prosecutors, which partly led to raids on President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen's office and hotel room last week.

“I don’t know what Mueller was supposed to do other than what he did. When a prosecutor comes in contact with information or evidence of a crime, what are you supposed to do, other than refer to the appropriate jurisdiction?" Gowdy told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday."

“Now if Mueller had kept something tangential or unrelated to himself, then I’d say fine you can criticize him but he came into contact with potential criminality. He referred it to the U.S. attorney’s office of jurisdiction, and he did so with the permission of Rod Rosenstein," he continued.

The referral and subsequent raid on Cohen sparked a strong reaction from the president, who publicly floated firing Mueller after hearing about the raids last week.



Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/383230-key-republican-defends-mueller-for-referral-on-cohen-raid

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:22 AM

1. But, but what about Clinton's emails?

Trey, your feeble attempts to right the ship of state comes way too late!

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Response to machoneman (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:38 AM

4. Better late than never

Everyone makes mistakes, collassal mistakes, embarrassing mistakes, stupid mistakes - all kinds of mistakes. I've sure made some. Let's see if he can bring along some other republicans to step forward and defend Mueller. Call me an optimist.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:18 AM

7. It does seem he's grown some semblance of a conscience lately.

When it comes time for Pugs to act, we'll see how principled he really is.

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Response to machoneman (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:13 PM

13. He doesn't care about the ship of state. He is trying to redeem his own reputation.

Too little, too late! It is irredeemable.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:27 AM

2. Emails, one of the reasons

Gowdy realizes he was a lousy Politican.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:32 AM

3. Is Trey Gowdy trying to get out of the way of the crowd with pitchforks and torches?....

Did he have come to Jesus moment?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:41 AM

5. Trying to save

What is left of his reputation. Too little, too late.

He needs to apologize for wasting so much tax payer money.

On Ryan, they were discussing his legacy this morning. He is proud of what he accomplished. When I think of Boehner and Ryan my mind goes to over 50 useless votes to kill Health care for the American people.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:54 AM

6. wow Gowdy must have found religious not that he's gonna die politically

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:40 AM

8. The ever impartial Gowdy is positioning for a judicial spot

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:14 PM

14. He was actually already offered one and turned it down

He is going for real money this time

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:56 AM

9. Trump is putting these guys in a tough spot.

He's never bothered with logic or rationale when it comes to anything, and his reasons for wanting to end the investigations are obviously rooted in a guilty conscience and a desire to escape consequences. The republicans have to either follow him into denouncing perfectly defensible law enforcement practices, or risk pissing off the deplorables.

squirm gowdy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 12:06 PM

10. Hey Trey................first and foremost you and other's of your ilk created this present crisis

in this country..................FUCK YOU

Your fucking principles of now having a epiphany----------is amazing...............FUCK YOU

Do you remember this moment in your "history".......................FUCK YOU

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/280753-gowdy-i-endorse-trump


And just for shits and giggles, do you think that some nominee to be on a bench, also dropped the lawsuit against Trump U in Texas should be given a green light to sit on the bench and to fuck people.............even though you are in Congress and not the senate----------what's your fucking thoughts about this.......................


November 2018 cannot get here fast enough

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 12:09 PM

11. Gowdy is being more reasonable because he knows

there's a new investigative team in town next January!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:12 PM

12. Was this shitsack's hatred so narrowly focused on HRC that it unhhinged him?

But only within that context? Once he was more or less forced out of Get Hillary At All Cost mode, did he return to a more generally accepted view of reality?

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:06 PM

15. I don't think most of them really hated her. It was all about winning. (eom)

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