Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Trump May Ask Sessions to Prosecute Special Counsel Mueller

President Donald Trump has been talking to his friends about possibly asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prosecute Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the Russia probe, and his team, NBC News reported. The revelation appears in a news analysis piece written by Howard Fineman, an NBCNews.com contributor and an analyst for MSNBC. Fineman quotes an unnamed Trump advisor as saying: "Here's how it would work: 'We're sorry, Mr. Mueller, you won't be able to run the federal grand jury today because he has to go testify to another federal grand jury.'" It's unclear what charges Mueller could possibly face in such a situation.

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It's unclear what charges Mueller could possibly face in such a situation.

Posted by BruceBanner at 03:54 PM | 0 COMMENTS | permalink | Comment on This

They'll make something up, won't they?

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-30 03:57 PM

We're getting closer to that red line, between democracy and dictatorship. This would be Donald stepping over it.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-30 03:58 PM

The Constitutional crisis is inevitable. Donald Trump has a huge and illegal secret.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-30 04:02 PM

This isn't much of a story, at least not yet.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-30 04:04 PM

This is like the Memo Release; more obfuscation to undermine the justice system so that if Mueller comes up with any bad news for Trump it can be called Fake News.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-30 04:10 PM

JeffJ don't you think this White House should be transparent so news doesn't have to come after the fact?

We deserve to know.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-30 05:06 PM

Jeffyj thinks this isn't anything to spend time on -- -- - after spend hours/days/years agonizing over a "fake" birth certificate.

#7 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-01-30 05:38 PM

Jeffyj thinks this isn't anything to spend time on -- -- - after spend hours/days/years agonizing over a "fake" birth certificate.

Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-01-30 05:38 PM | Reply

Amoungst other things.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-30 05:41 PM

I never once questioned Obama's Hawaiian birth, liars.

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-30 06:22 PM

An unsourced piece that alleges the Trump talked to some friends about asking Sessions to file criminal charges against Mueller? Yeah, that elicits a yawn.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-30 06:25 PM

Bullshit you questioned it like a month ago, claiming the birth certificate was a fake, but you did say Obama was born in Hawaii

#11 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-30 06:27 PM

I never questioned his Hawaiin birth.

Bruce, When Trump actually approaches Sessions and asks him to charge Mueller it will be newsworthy.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-30 06:38 PM

#12; Just because you are proud to wear blinders doesn't mean it didn't happen.

#13 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-01-30 06:52 PM

#12 - remind me what your opinion was of Bill speaking to Loretta on the tarmac?

#14 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-30 07:18 PM

#13

Did it happen? What proof do you have?

#14

Your deflection is horrible equivalence. Channeling Snoofy?

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-30 07:24 PM

How is that a deflection?

#16 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-30 08:02 PM

It's a deflection because the Clinton/Lynch tarmac meeting has nothing to do with this non-story.

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-30 08:40 PM

Yes it does. It's the same issue.

#18 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-30 10:05 PM

It's the same issue? Please expound.

#19 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-31 10:01 AM

We've got Dirty John for a President. Lucky us.

#20 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-01-31 10:05 AM

#19 you claim deflection. In fact it is the opposite. It was serious when Clinton did it and is even more serious now that a current president is doing much much worse.

That is not deflection. It is describing a similar situation where actions need to be considered in light of the legal implications.

#21 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-31 12:50 PM

The clarification I was seeking was how are these two situations similar?

#22 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-31 12:57 PM

Speaking to people in order to influence an investigation

#23 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-31 12:58 PM

OK. But you do realize the difference between Trump talking to some friends about asking Sessions to charge Mueller is WAY, WAY, WAY smaller than the husband of a presidential candidate under investigation by the FBI meeting with the AG just days before the "matter" was to be resolved, right?

#24 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-31 01:03 PM

My point is to attempt to draw equivalence between the two is absurd.

#25 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-31 01:03 PM

Absolutely Trump is more serious than Clinton.

It should be obvious.

#26 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-31 01:46 PM

Absolutely Trump is more serious than Clinton.
It should be obvious.

#26 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

Should be, but...her EMAILS!

#27 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-01-31 03:48 PM

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