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Wed May 16, 2018, 04:53 PM

Trump calls for Oakland mayor to be investigated by the DOJ for obstruction of justice

Source: RawStory



NOOR AL-SIBAI
16 MAY 2018 AT 16:02 ET

During a televised White House meeting that included the attorney general, President Donald Trump called on the Justice Department to investigate Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for “obstruction of justice” after she alerted residents to impending ICE raids earlier this year.

“That whole operation that took a long time to put together — I mean you talk about obstruction of justice, I would recommend that you look into obstruction of justice for the mayor of Oakland, California,” the president said, directing his comments at Attorney General Jeff Sessions.




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Reply Trump calls for Oakland mayor to be investigated by the DOJ for obstruction of justice (Original post)
DonViejo Wednesday OP
RockRaven Wednesday #1
PoliticAverse Wednesday #3
riversedge Wednesday #4
PoliticAverse Wednesday #5
Mr.Bill Wednesday #2
pangaia Wednesday #7
noneof_theabove Wednesday #9
pangaia Wednesday #11
pennylane100 Wednesday #6
James48 Wednesday #8
mtngirl47 Wednesday #10
Mc Mike Thursday #13
BobTheSubgenius Wednesday #12
Cold War Spook Thursday #14

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:56 PM

1. Whether a formal order or not,

isn't Trump directing the Attorney General to investigate a specific person and charge them with a specific crime itself obstruction of justice?

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:11 PM

3. Suggesting to the Attorney General that someone be investigagated wouldn't be. n/t

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:12 PM

4. Good thought. but I do not know. Trump needs to follow proper procedure. The DOJ does not

work for him. And he did it televised. damn, our country is in trouble.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:23 PM

5. "The DOJ does not work for him". Actually it is under the purview of the executive branch.

And the Constitution specifically provides that:
The President ... shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed".

This does not mean using the executive branch to, say, extract revenge on someone or some specific company couldn't
be found to be abuse of power and be impeachable.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:06 PM

2. The end game here is

arresting members of the opposition party. You are watching it live, folks. Welcome to a third world dictatorship.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #2)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:49 PM

7. "Welcome to a third world dictatorship."

I say the same thing.. for a long time.

I'm no smarter than anybody else.

Sometimes I am accused, here, of being 'pessimistic.'



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Response to pangaia (Reply #7)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:44 PM

9. I'm accused of being a pessimist also....

But people are confused that not everything is binary, yes/no, right/wrong...

The is scientific realist, that is me.

Optimist, the glass is half full.
Pessimist, the glass is half empty.
Realist/Scientist, you got the wrong damn glass.

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Response to noneof_theabove (Reply #9)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:59 PM

11. Good analogy.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:35 PM

6. This is an outrage.

That lying sack of shit in the white house must go. He thinks he is a fucking dictator.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:32 PM

8. Welcome to the worlds largest

Banana Republic

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:54 PM

10. Pot calling the kettle black. n/t

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Response to mtngirl47 (Reply #10)

Thu May 17, 2018, 06:58 AM

13. Pot calling the polar bear black.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:21 PM

12. Obstruction!!?!? The irony...

It burns!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:19 AM

14. And the defense attorney

asking all potential jurors during voir dire if they heard that the president wanted this Democrat mayor investigated won't have any affect on a trial?

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