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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:28 PM

Did Mueller Ever Stand a Chance Against Trump and Roger Stone?

I was a Watergate prosecutor. I know why he didn’t.

In 1972, I served as an assistant special prosecutor for the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, which investigated the connection between the White House and the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters, the subsequent cover-up and other crimes connected with the White House under Richard Nixon.

And nothing that I saw then — even during the so-called Saturday Night Massacre, when Nixon ordered his attorney general to fire the special prosecutor — rises to what we are witnessing now with President Trump.

The commutation last week of Roger Stone’s sentence is the latest of multiple, brazen efforts to make the fulfillment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation all but impossible.

The efforts by President Trump have amounted to a cover-up — and they were often made possible by his ability to control the Justice Department and by the lack of independence of the Mueller investigation. It demands a renewed look at how we empower independent counsels — regrettably, history has shown us that, under extraordinary circumstances, they are needed to conduct proper oversight of abuse by the executive branch.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/13/opinion/roger-stone-trump-mueller.html

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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:33 PM

1. And once more, this article neglects to mention

those assholes in the GOP who have been enabling him. He wouldn't have "the ability to control the Justice Department" if those assholes hadn't thrown away their oaths of office and the principle of checks and balances.

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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:58 PM

3. Ouch. Not wrong, just ouch.

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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:10 PM

4. Trump should have been on video, speaking his perjury

instead of allowing "negotiated" terms of compliance so he can have someone else take another test for him in the form of written questions.

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