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Mon Jul 9, 2018, 03:18 PM

Former GOP senator Bill Frist: Republicans should protect Mueller investigation



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“Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is under assault, and that is wrong,” Frist wrote in an op-ed published Friday night in The Washington Post. “No matter who is in the White House, we Republicans must stand up for the sanctity of our democracy and the rule of law.”

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“When Trump talks about firing the special counsel or his power to pardon himself, he makes it seem as though he has something to hide,” wrote Frist, a heart and lung transplant surgeon who lives in Nashville. “The president must remember that only Mueller’s exoneration can lift the cloud hanging over the White House.”

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“As a party, we can’t let the president or his allies erode the independence of the Justice Department or public trust in the vital work of law enforcement,” he said. “That would be true even if the stakes were much lower, but it is overwhelmingly so when it comes to investigating foreign interference in our elections. Congress must ensure that Mueller is able to do his job without interference or intimidation.”

“Congress must never abandon its role as an equal branch of government,” Frist concluded. “In this moment, that means protecting Mueller’s investigation. We’re at our best as senators and Republicans when we defend our institutions. But more than that, it’s our best face as Americans.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/07/07/russian-meddling-bill-frist-republicans-protect-mueller-probe/765574002/

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Reply Former GOP senator Bill Frist: Republicans should protect Mueller investigation (Original post)
Uncle Joe Jul 9 OP
SouthernIrish Jul 9 #1
Uncle Joe Jul 9 #3
calimary Jul 9 #2
AlexSFCA Jul 9 #4
Snellius Jul 9 #5
Lucky Luciano Jul 9 #6
Judi Lynn Jul 10 #7

Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 03:24 PM

1. I am shocked

He was my former Senator from Tn and they are usually more party over country down here.
Good to see someone stepping outside the box.
His response and the polling for Bredesen against Marsha Blackburn give me hope.

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Response to SouthernIrish (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 03:29 PM

3. I hear you SouthernIrish.

I believe Bredeson will emerge triumphant.

I also believe Blackburn may have been Eva Braun in a previous life.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 03:26 PM

2. Well isn't that cute.

Like any of the fiends in office now will listen to him anymore.

Too bad the media hasn’t noticed, either.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 03:57 PM

4. they only speak up after leaving office

watch paul ryan making statements after he leaves congress and others who are gopers retiring from congress. Only votes matter not words.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 04:03 PM

5. There seems now to be 3 major parties: Dems, Old Repubs & Trumpists

Never-Trump Repubs could hold the balance. Unfortunately the Republican party of Frist's day has been given up for dead.

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Response to Snellius (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 10:45 PM

6. Frist was a loon back in his day! I thought he was extremely right wing.

...extremely right wing has gotten much much further right.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 03:46 AM

7. Sure wish there could be some current Republican politicians moral enough to take that advice.

Frist wasn't much when he was in the Senate, but he looks like an angel compared to the garbage supporting Trump in the Senate.

Thanks for the article, Uncle Joe. Rec.

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