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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:38 PM

Graham says he'll probe Rosenstein's 25th Amendment remarks

Source: The Hill

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Friday that the Senate Judiciary Committee would investigate Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein remarks about an alleged proposal to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.

Graham, who chairs the Senate panel, sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr saying the committee plans to probe the allegations and offered a two-week deadline for Barr to hand over documents relating to Rosenstein's discussions with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe about the alleged plan.

“The Committee is deeply concerned with these discussions and whether they essentially indicate that two of the highest ranking law enforcement officials in the United States were discussing what amounts to a coup against the President. Accordingly, the Committee plans to conduct oversight into these discussions and related matters,” Graham wrote.

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Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/434350-graham-says-judiciary-republicans-will-probe-rosensteins-25th-amendment

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Reply Graham says he'll probe Rosenstein's 25th Amendment remarks (Original post)
highplainsdem Friday OP
Iliyah Friday #1
olegramps Saturday #33
lagomorph777 Saturday #37
The Velveteen Ocelot Friday #2
cstanleytech Friday #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Friday #18
Scarsdale Saturday #23
TwilightZone Friday #3
cstanleytech Friday #4
Initech Friday #6
PeeJ52 Friday #7
The Wizard Saturday #39
wishstar Friday #8
GP6971 Friday #9
yaesu Friday #10
watoos Friday #19
unblock Friday #11
highplainsdem Friday #12
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pnwmom Friday #15
jgmiller Friday #16
cstanleytech Friday #20
W T F Friday #17
DirtEdonE Friday #21
Scarsdale Saturday #24
olegramps Saturday #34
The Liberal Lion Saturday #22
rickyhall Saturday #25
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True Blue American Saturday #26
Ponietz Saturday #27
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SWBTATTReg Saturday #44
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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:39 PM

1. Go for it.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 10:13 AM

33. The Kepler Elf squeaks again like a little mouse. Pathetic twerp without any balls. Trump's bitch.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 11:56 AM

37. Yes, let's find out exactly why that lifelong Republican believed Trump is a threat to the USA.

Let's hear all the details, Lindsey.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:40 PM

2. Graham needs to be probed, IMO.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:41 PM

5. I heard the aliens tried but his head proved to be blocking their access.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:01 PM

18. LOL!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 06:23 AM

23. I think Graham was

"probed" and the Russians have video!! Once he had a functioning brain, saw tRump as he really is. Then, one golf game later, he became a fan. Creepy little guy, with a permanent sneer on his face.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:40 PM

3. It's undoubtedly already been probed.

Catch up, Lindsey.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:40 PM

4. Hey if Lindsey wants to open the door to discuss why he and his fellow Repugnants do not want to

invoke the 25th amendment to remove an unfit person that is president then by all means lets go for it.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:44 PM

6. Graham is a worthless POS.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:49 PM

7. When a pResident threatens citizens with the military, police and biker gangs he needs to be removed

you tell me he's not crazy. Bikers for tRump??? The dude is delirious!

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:06 PM

39. Way back in 68

The Hells Angels said they wanted to go to Vietnam and defeat the North Vietnamese with their motorcycles. We laughed because we had real firepower that couldn't beat people defending their homeland. I've seen similar uber patriots show up an veteran events with their bikes calling themselves the "Patriot Guard," like we needed them to protect us. They even thought they were entitled to special parking privileges because they were waving flags. In reality, they're caricatures who want to feel like tough guys.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:50 PM

8. Can't wait to hear Repub Rosenstein explain why he felt 25th amendment might be appropriate

Rosenstein was supposed to be gone by now, but guess that was another of his sneaky tactics to protect Mueller while hanging on as long as possible making Trump think he was leaving soon. I doubt Rosenstein is too concerned over Graham's deep concerns when they both know Putin's puppet Trump is batshit crazy and crooked.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:57 PM

9. Go right ahead you jackass.

I'm sure he won't like the answer. Nothing but showboating.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:09 PM

10. I will go on record right now & ask the russians to release all the dirt they have on Graham

well, it worked for tRump so had to give it a try

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Response to yaesu (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:32 PM

19. There was another thread here on DU I think,

that stated that Corker, Flake, and Graham had the same email systems and they were hacked by Russia. Makes sense if true as to why Corker and Flake retired and Graham became a Trump fluffer.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:09 PM

11. This is 100% mob loyalty enforcement and 0% about law or justice

There is no legal basis for a probe. So what if there was a conversation about the 25th amendment. It's perfectly legal to talk about it. It's perfectly legal to talk about impeachment, too. It's perfectly legal to talk about investigating and indicting and prosecuting the president also.

It's a completely idiotic fabrication to then say that this means there's some bias. That's like saying "hey! That cop pulled me over then started talking about speeding! Bias!"

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Response to unblock (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:10 PM

12. +1,000,000

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:15 PM

13. Removing an incompetent and dangerous

man from the highest office in the nation isn't a "coup", it is the duty of the people in a position to observe it.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:19 PM

14. Lindsey regresses to his persona per 1998. Why did any of us (myself included) ever think

he had grown up passed his attack dog persona of the Clinton Impeachment era.

He had broadened his persona. Now he is back to being a nasty tool.

Imagine building a broader brand, and then 20 yrs later, deciding to emulate Devin Nunez.

Evil and pathetic.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:28 PM

15. Great. Give Rosenstein a public platform, please, to explain his views

on Trump's mental stability and his ability to make decisions on behalf of the US, rather than Russia.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:42 PM

16. So he wants to probe two lawyers discussing a ratified constitutional amendment.....

I say go for it! Any discussion of the constitution in his committee would be a step in the right direction.

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Response to jgmiller (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:34 PM

20. Yup, he is playing with fire and he does not even know it because it can open

the door into finding out why the Repugnants are not doing their sworn duty in removing someone unfit as president.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:52 PM

17. Coup against the President?????........But you said this.........

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:44 PM

21. When (or if) this ever shakes out and justice is done

I hope they bury that fucker graham face down at the bottom of the fucking pile.

godam gop traitors. Every one of them. But that graham seems to be an exceptionally gleeful lackey. What do they have on him?

Film at 11, lindsey?

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Response to DirtEdonE (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 06:29 AM

24. Graham is another one who loves

to appear on camera. I do not know why, since he is a tiny little guy. Always looks like he is standing in a hole, when surrounded by reporters even female reporters! Time to retire wander off into the sunset with one of his guy "friends"

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 10:19 AM

34. He is the perfect height for his serviceing functions, such as being a suck ass and unmentionables.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:36 AM

22. Uhm Lindsay, a moment

uhm, it's not a coup if removal is by way of the 25th amendment. You may want to brush up on your JAG skills here.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 07:02 AM

25. Just keep chasing that Roadrunner, Wile. E. Coyote

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #25)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:00 PM

38. Graham Cracker doesn't yet realize he's standing in midair over the canyon.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 07:12 AM

26. William Barr

Has now joined the Trump cult.

He was there when Trump vetoed the Border bill saying,”” The President absolutely has the right to declare an emergency.”

The fix is in with Barr. He covered Iran/ Contra will now do the same for Russia/ Trump and the mob.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 07:33 AM

27. I've had quite enough of Lindsey Graham

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 07:55 AM

28. Good. We need an open discussion of Trump's obvious mental illness.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:22 AM

29. So a discussion about a president's ability to serve, is a 'coup'?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:42 AM

30. Lindsey, how about probing Trump's Second Amendment remarks?

And after you're finished with that, we'll dig deep into his abuses of the First Amendment.....

There was something I vaguely recall about that Oath of Office......

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 09:35 AM

31. Hmmm

So why is the 25th amendment is in the Constitution when a Senator believes it is a serious offense for it to be used? This to me sounds like OBSTRUCTION by Lindsey. Coup, lol..... only he wishes! Everybody knows Lindsey is a sad boy that he was not picked as for the Attorney General position. He still trumpets for his Furher....!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 10:13 AM

32. Gray Ham's supporters

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 11:32 AM

35. I wish Graham would be "probed".

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 11:54 AM

36. He's got his squeaky cleansed by the blood of the lamb reputation to defend

from his secret sins lurking beneath.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:10 PM

40. Trump must have some real dirt on Lyndsey to turn him into the Trump Puppet he is now

it will come out I am sure. Probably has to do with Russians.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:22 PM

41. DOES HE NOT KNOW THAT the 25th amendment is part of the CONSTITUTION????

Considering , and deciding against, using a constitutional mechanism for removing a president does not constitute a "coup."

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:43 PM

42. And find out it was justified. n/t

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:46 PM

43. Benghasi part 2 coming right up.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 02:23 PM

44. Graham must have a disease or something...he's got a conspiracy bug or something...he ...

keeps yapping about HRC and that she needs to be investigated (again? for the 17th time?). He keeps yapping about Rosenstein's 25th amendment remarks (whereas the Congress and members of it should have already said / discussed this as part of their job, which they have failed miserably at).

What I like to see investigated is how Congress passed a tax cut and jobs bill that pretty well gave over 80% of the benefits to the top 1%ers, and preached that Americans in general will reap about $4000 in benefits from this bill. The vast majority of us haven't seen squat (pay increases or anything else for that matter, and prices still keep going up, despite the nice tax cut businesses got).

This is fraud and should be investigated for out and out criminal conduct

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #44)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 02:39 PM

46. we desperately need to take over the Senate in 2020!!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 02:37 PM

45. I read that foxnews called it coup also.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 06:47 PM

47. Graham needs to be defeated next year...by a South Carolina Democrat!!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 07:22 PM

48. Graham just wants to change the subject.

Doesn't want people to talk about White Supremacy anymore! and the mass shooting!!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 07:50 PM

49. absurd

if Graham wants to make a fool of himself, i say we let him

A "coup"

fuck off

the 25th requires the cabinet to declare an incapacity. Not Rosenstein. He can ask the question about whether it should be used but it is no more a "coup" than any post on DU talking about it. Rosenstein can discuss it, demand it, stomp his feet and hold his breath until he turns blue, but he CANNOT use the 25th on his own, and the cabinet using it is not a "coup" since the Constitution grants them the authority to do so.

So go ahead lindsey, have public hearings on this, and let yourself by humiliated by Rosenstain having to explain the Constitution to you.

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Response to Takket (Reply #49)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 09:24 PM

55. It seems like how the process should work

Rosenstein would make a referral to the AG or if he feels that the AG is compromised or unable to make a rational decision, then to the VP.

We would expect any individual close to the President to act in that fashion if the behavior warrants it.

I personally don't think it applies in this case, but that doesn't change the fact that a reasonable person could conclude that it should at least be discussed. Plenty of constitutional checks to prevent its abuse.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:44 PM

50. The 25th amendment is part of the constitution

Graham is dumb.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:49 PM

51. If only some one would send the

Graham Kompromat to the Congress..

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:51 PM

52. I am not a psychiatrist Lindsey. But believe me, Trump is crazy.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:57 PM

53. Please proceed, Mr. Chiarman

I would to see Kamala question Rosentein on what he knows about Trump.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #53)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 09:25 PM

56. I know it is distracting

but it is too good an opportunity to pass up. Democratic Senators should jump all over it.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:57 PM

54. Graham is compromised by Russia, KGB, i refuse to use new name, GRu

I just wish others would stop helping them

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 01:27 AM

57. Lindsey who?

Another past his sell by date republican. Yawn.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 07:15 AM

58. Please proceed.

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