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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:31 PM

Former Trump lawyer slams Mueller probe, maintains president will be cleared: 'Knock it off and get

Source: ABC News

Former Trump lawyer slams Mueller probe, maintains president will be cleared: 'Knock it off and get it done'

The veteran criminal defense attorney who headed President Donald Trump's legal team during a crucial stretch of the special counsel investigation believes the entire affair will end in silence from special counsel Robert Mueller, and called the massive two-year probe into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign “a terrible waste of time.”

“I don't think there'll be a report,” John Dowd told ABC News in a wide-ranging interview for the premiere episode of "The Investigation," a new podcast focused on the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller. “I will be shocked if anything regarding the president is made public, other than ‘We're done.’”

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“I know exactly what [Mueller] has,” Dowd said. “I know exactly what every witness said, what every document said. I know exactly what he asked. And I know what the conclusion or the result is,” he said, describing the sweeping efforts by Trump’s legal team to assess the case by speaking to dozens of witnesses. Based on that knowledge, Dowd said, “there's no basis. There's no exposure. It's been a terrible waste of time.”

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Dowd told ABC News that the president cooperated with the investigation, even producing communications with the White House Counsel that Mueller requested.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-lawyer-slams-mueller-probe-maintains-president-cleared/story?id=60967234



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Reply Former Trump lawyer slams Mueller probe, maintains president will be cleared: 'Knock it off and get (Original post)
Calista241 Tuesday OP
DirtEdonE Tuesday #1
Maxheader Wednesday #16
turbinetree Tuesday #2
Dennis Donovan Tuesday #6
C_U_L8R Tuesday #3
dameatball Tuesday #4
Leghorn21 Tuesday #5
Javaman Tuesday #7
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billh58 Tuesday #10
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EleanorR Tuesday #13
LawnKorn Tuesday #14
sarcasmo Wednesday #15
Vinca Wednesday #17
Calista241 Wednesday #18

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:35 PM

1. This nonsense from a "veteran criminal defense attorney"?

I'd think John Dowd, being a veteran attorney, would know firsthand how long some criminal cases take to prosecute.

Most good criminal defense attorneys are thankful for any delay, under most circumstances.

I guess it's getting too hot in the White House for Dowd. He's starting to sound like rudy ghouliani! Or one of trump's doctors! LOFL

Dowd is just another fool whose career will be burned to the ground for trying to defend the indefensible, our first total traitor in the White House, donald j trump.

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Response to DirtEdonE (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 07:25 AM

16. All the dirtys in stumpys administration will spend time in prison writing books...

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:38 PM

2. Then why did you leave Dowd..............................

and your an idiot for those comments.

The public has right to know what we have spent on 25 million on this investigation and got just back in fines, for criminal enterprise activity, 45 million so far, and you call yourself a "lawyer".........................maybe you should go back and see what Flynn is doing, Manafort, Gates, and others..........................

And you keep forgetting zippy that your former boss and his "family" ripped off the taxpayers of about, to the tune of 400 million in taxes.......................just in New York.......................


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Response to turbinetree (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:46 PM

6. Crystalized my thoughts on this!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:38 PM

3. Reading stolen documents?

Who gave him all that confidential inside information?

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:41 PM

4. "I will be shocked if anything regarding the President is made public"....interesting.

That is not the same thing as saying the President is innocent.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:45 PM

5. So hey Dowd, is Spanish prosecutor Jose Grinda also wasting time?

From last May:

Spanish prosecutor Jose Grinda says Don Jr should be "very concerned" about wiretaps of his meetings w Putin crony Alexander Torshin (also NRA's contact in Russia). Grinda turned those wiretaps over to FBI.

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-jr-should-be-concerned-over-putin-allys-wiretapped-calls-spanish-945753

Jose Grinda


Yeah, fuck off, Dowd


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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:49 PM

7. another prediction right wing prediction.

we all know how accurate they have been in the past. LOL

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:49 PM

8. Dollars to donuts, Putin has dirt on Dowd.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:14 PM

9. More news manipulation for the deplorable ears and eyes nt

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:36 PM

10. They keep dancing around

the fact of all of the successful prosecutions and convictions to date. The noose is tightening, and treason is apparent.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:18 PM

11. Weren't Dowd and Ty Cobb the clowns who discussed case in restaurant.

Within earshot of reporter.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:47 PM

13. Giuliani 2.0

Found this cray cray quote in a Dailybeast article-

“So I wrote to Rosenstein and asked him, what the hell’s going on here? This guy is supposedly the main accuser and you’re not looking at him, what’s going on?’” Dowd told Kilmeade in the Monday interview. “Well, little did I know it appears they were all in it together: Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, McCabe, the whole crowd. And they were out to get this president, no matter what.”

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:46 PM

14. I agree. Impeach Trump already and let the Senate convict.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 01:16 AM

15. Mueller is dropping something big, first the Senate and now Dowd.



These fools are acting scared for a reason.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 07:40 AM

17. He hasn't been involved for months. He has no idea what Mueller has. I imagine he's cajoling

Trump in an effort to get his legal fees paid. Good luck with that.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 10:05 AM

18. Eh, I would imagine he's still at least sorta involved.

He's not the lead lawyer now since Emmet Flood is, but as someone that was intimately involved for nearly 2 years on the investigation, I would think that Flood and his team are regularly consulting him.

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