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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:23 AM

Mueller testimony delayed by one week

Source: Politico


By KYLE CHENEY, JOHN BRESNAHAN and ANDREW DESIDERIO 07/12/2019 10:17 AM EDT

Former special counsel Robert Mueller will appear before Congress on July 24 instead of next Wednesday as initially planned, multiple lawmakers told POLITICO.

It is unclear why Mueller’s highly anticipated testimony was delayed.

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Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/12/mueller-testimony-delayed-by-one-week-1412004

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Reply Mueller testimony delayed by one week (Original post)
DonViejo Friday OP
hlthe2b Friday #1
olegramps Friday #30
BigmanPigman Friday #41
SHRED Friday #2
Funtatlaguy Friday #3
tymorial Friday #4
Traildogbob Friday #11
tymorial Friday #19
Grasswire2 Friday #26
Traildogbob Friday #28
ancianita Friday #40
Quemado Friday #34
machoneman Friday #17
tymorial Friday #21
kacekwl Friday #27
CrispyQ Friday #24
tymorial Friday #25
beachbum bob Friday #5
BeyondGeography Friday #6
LuvLoogie Friday #7
dajoki Friday #8
KPN Friday #9
in2herbs Friday #22
Eyeball_Kid Friday #10
Wednesdays Friday #20
shanti Friday #12
Bettie Friday #13
dalton99a Friday #16
Paladin Friday #14
SoCalNative Friday #15
Qutzupalotl Friday #18
CrispyQ Friday #23
DarthDem Friday #29
KPN Friday #32
triron Friday #36
Hoyt Friday #39
Kali Friday #31
Adsos Letter Friday #37
Fiendish Thingy Friday #33
Kablooie Friday #35
oldsoftie Friday #38

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:24 AM

1. Shit...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:59 AM

30. Just keep reminding yourself. He is a Republican first, US citizen next.

Don't tell me about his Bronze Star as if that somehow provides him sort of American sainthood. I have two relatives that were highly decorated. Many honors above a Bronze Star, yet they are both avid racists and blind supporters of Trump. General Lee also hand a chest full of medals.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:51 PM

41. That was my reaction too then I heard the reasoning behind it...

the official explanation according to CNN is that Mueller is giving the Dems more time to get their approach and questions strategically organized to get the most out of his testimony. I don't really buy it 100%.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:24 AM

2. Here we go

Next it will be called off.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:27 AM

3. Un fucking ac cept able.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:29 AM

4. Its not going to happen

I have no idea what the hell is wrong with the house leadership.

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Response to tymorial (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:52 AM

11. Delay delay

What, 40 days left in session until election season. Then, as per Bitch, I mean Mitch, no way can any inquiries be allowed during presidential election. Then, a fair and free election, as per the republican leadership. Get off your asses dems. Start the broadcasting right now. Just watched trumps shit show in front of helicopter noise. Lie, lie, lie, lie ,lie, lie, lie and media sucking up to it like Barr's face buried in trump's disease ridden crotch. Fuck this country as is. Why the hell did I serve? For this shit.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:21 AM

19. I truly believe the inaction is fear of losing the house but in the process they lost their honor

By failing to execute their oath of office they have dishonoured themselves and the constitution.

I know some people will disagree with me but I'm not going to debate this issue. It doesn't matter if the Senate fails to remove Trump from office. It doesn't matter.

This isnt a partisan matter. The votes matter but the obligation transcends party. They swore to support defend the constitution. They swore to discharge their duty and they did so without reservation. Everyone who was reelected last year knew full well that Trump was a criminal and yet they swore. Their inaction is unacceptable and makes me ashamed and disgusted.


This oath is not partisan. The constitution is not partisan. We are either a republic or we are not.

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

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Response to tymorial (Reply #19)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:43 AM

26. thank you for your service...

...and for your on-spot analysis above.

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Response to tymorial (Reply #19)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:54 AM

28. I took the same oath

I still adhere to it. It meant something. What good is having the house to only be safe to hope you keep it. What then, if you refuse to use the powers WE gave them. A few more years of the House that does nothing, is totally blocked, and they operate in fear, what is the point. The elections WILL be totally broken, so I do not trust we can keep the house under this criminal regime. So we lose all three branches. He walks free of all crimes, and we will not survive 4 more with the potential of many years of him in power. Move now. Strike like a cobra in danger or risk your head being lopped off. I will then uphold my oath at all costs. Not a threat, a promise to protect my daughter's future. Who would not risk death to protect your daughter? Chicken shit trump would even sacrifice the precious Ivanka if his fat ass were at risk. That I can tell you. Believe me. We will see what happens.

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Response to tymorial (Reply #19)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:13 PM

40. I called Nadler's and Pelosi's offices and left messages to this effect.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:25 PM

34. The rule of law supersedes anything Moscow Mitch says.

I am as deeply disappointed as you.

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Response to tymorial (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:12 AM

17. Yep, the delay IS bad news. Threats from Barr, family threats and more I'd venture.

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Response to machoneman (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:24 AM

21. Well that is rough but they still took an oath.

I am rapidly losing any sympathy what so ever. I would argue we are in a constitutional crisis that rivals the civil war. We have a Congress who simply does not have the will or desire to discharge their obligation.

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Response to machoneman (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:52 AM

27. Well if you get off your ass and

TESTIFY to anyone. Stay at home and call in to the press to fucking the view to TMZ and tell your story if you are afraid to go out.

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Response to tymorial (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:37 AM

24. Someone will come along & tell us this is just part of the process of getting all the ducks in a row

and that that Pelosi is playing seven dimensional chess & not just acting like an "off the table" play-it-safe politician who is at the end of her career.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:41 AM

25. 7 dimensional chess that looks like 3 card monty

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:32 AM

5. Where is the action by democrats?

Where is the subpoena to stop the nonsense? Mueller must be treated as a hostile witness. He can plead the 5th.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:33 AM

6. Of course it is

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:36 AM

7. I think they are going to let trump have his gestapo shit show.

If trump delays his storm troopers again, he will be further exposed. In the mean time, amp up the subpoenas and pressure on Acosta.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:49 AM

8. I was waiting for that n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:50 AM

9. The frigging report came out 4 months ago! Get on with it. The "just wait, you'll see, we have a

strategy" explanations have run their course. Do your frigging job!

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Response to KPN (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:30 AM

22. During the presidential election didn't Nixon say he had a secret plan to win the Vietnam war

and so vote for me if you want the war over? Is that what we're waiting on -- the dems secret plan to win the 2020 election?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:52 AM

10. So Nadler wants to be polite. He'll cave to GOP concerns every time?

So when will Mueller testify? During the Christmas break? What will be the next delay? Maybe Nadler will put his foot down by next Valentine's Day? Why does it take a week to "negotiate" a time schedule for questioning? It can be done in 10 minutes! What's wrong with these people?

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:22 AM

20. Look for it in the year 2025.

Not a moment later, they promise!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:55 AM

12. this:

The concern was particularly acute for the 41-member Judiciary Committee. As initially planned, each committee would have had just two hours to question Mueller, and more junior lawmakers on the Judiciary panel would have been shut out. Republicans spent Thursday and Friday slamming Democrats for cutting a deal that did not allow all committee members to question Mueller.

“You’re disenfranchising everyone,” Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee said Friday.

WTF??? Did the Dems fall for the okey doke a-gain? This is infuriating!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:56 AM

13. He will not appear

July 24th is WAY too close to the next month of vacation. So, it will get pushed back again, then quietly cancelled.

Then, after the recess, they'll say "too close to the election".

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Response to Bettie (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:10 AM

16. +1.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:57 AM

14. Fuck this shit.

Is Mueller any better than "Attorney General" Bill Barr? How about spending a fraction of the stalling time in a frank and straightforward discussion of the report? Is that just too fucking much to ask? Nadler and the rest of the Democrats on that House committee need to get ugly about this situation and produce some results.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:07 AM

15. Per Washington Post

Mueller offers to delay testimony one week to give lawmakers more time for questions

Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller II is offering to postpone his congressional testimony by one week to give lawmakers more time to question him about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Mueller was scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on July 17 in a much-anticipated public appearance since he gave a short statement following the conclusion of his nearly two-year investigation.

His offer to appear instead on July 24 is being considered by the congressional panels, according to multiple officials familiar with the discussions who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive talks.

Mueller’s offer to delay comes as House Democrats on the Judiciary panel pressed their leaders for more time to question Mueller. Under the current agreement, Mueller would appear for two hours each before the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. But due to five-minute questioning rules, only the most senior dozen or so Democrats and Republicans on Judiciary would get to ask questions, upsetting more junior members.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mueller-offers-to-delay-testimony-one-week-to-give-lawmakers-more-time-for-questions/2019/07/12/21849ffe-a4ae-11e9-b732-41a79c2551bf_story.html?utm_term=.d80e32d8a7c3

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:20 AM

18. Thank you for that bit of factual sanity.

This thread needed that.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:33 AM

23. I don't see where the article says that the dems got the additional time that they wanted.

???

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:59 AM

29. Oh, So

The sky isn't falling just yet? Ah well.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:32 PM

32. WTF? They need an additional week just to

make more time for questioning? Ridiculous. The frigging report came out 4 months ago and now Mueller’s appearance is delayed even further? What in the fuck is more important that they need to delay a week? You would think we would just say “enough” as opposed to colluding by default in delaying, delaying, delaying for tRump/GOP advantage. No wonder the GOP gives a quarter-inch while we give a yard — over and over and over again. Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:50 PM

36. Hmmm. Maybe this is so. Which junior members are we talking about? Are they mostly republicans?

Or democrats? But I am suspicious of any delay nowadays. Usually leads to more stalling.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:01 PM

39. We need a new Committee. 2 hours is plenty. Hammer Mueller -- Were you told to wrap it up?

Were you told to let trump off the hook on collusion, conspiracy, etc? If not, why did you?

Do you think your report would have been different if you had more time, or the trump campaign were more forthcoming?

How much do you think obstruction affected your investigation?

Had trump not been Prez, would you have indicted him for obstruction?

Why did you come up with BS to let Kushner and Junior off the hook for trump tower meeting?

And more questions along that line that are straight and to the point.

The Chairperson should cut off the first Democrat that showboats. Don't guess there is much Chairperson can do about GOPers, but screw them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:00 PM

31. oh! a signal from the universe that my decision to do knee surgery on the 17th was actually good

had been fretting that I would miss the hearing. wow, the universe does revolve around me!

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Response to Kali (Reply #31)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:53 PM

37. The center of the universe is behind your eyeballs.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:48 PM

33. It's being reported that junior members want more time for their questions

And the delay allows for that to be arranged (possibly longer time for Meuller to be questioned?)

The delay will also allow the Epstein story to fade a bit, and not overshadow Meuller in the media coverage.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:45 PM

35. It may be to prevent Trump from over shadowing Mueller.

Trump Planned a big campaign rally the day Mueller was to appear to grab the attention away from Mueller.
So if they change the date at the last minute Trump may not be able to reschedule everything.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:57 PM

38. ARRRRGGHHH

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