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Saturday, August 12, 2017

In a sign that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will remain a continuing distraction for the White House, the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is in talks with the West Wing about interviewing current and former senior administration officials, including the recently ousted White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, according to three people briefed on the discussions. Mueller has asked the White House about specific meetings, who attended them and whether there are any notes, transcripts or documents about them, two of the people said. Among the matters Mueller wants to ask the officials about is President Trump's decision in May to fire the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, the two people said. That line of questioning will be important as Mueller continues to investigate whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice in the dismissal of Comey.

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Mueller has expressed interest in speaking with other administration officials, including members of the communications team. But Trump's allies are particularly concerned about Mueller's interest in talking to Priebus, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee who worked closely with Trump during the presidential campaign. Trump's confidants at the White House say Trump was never fully convinced that Priebus would be loyal to him.

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More nothingburgers with special sauce and Priebus seasoning.

Eat up y'all.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-08-12 05:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Mr. Trump's confidants at the White House say Mr. Trump was never fully convinced that Mr. Priebus would be loyal to him.

Could "Trump's confidants" be any more blatantly stupid in their choice of impressions? Why not just say that they're worried that Priebus won't lie under oath for Trump because that's exactly what they mean. I tired of this bs "there's no evidence" crap. Everyone watched Trump fire Comey and admit both on tv and in front of the Russians that he fired him because of the "Russia thing." That pretty much crosses the legal line of obstruction if that was his intent regardless of the other excuses he uttered around the same time.

Trump's own ignorance, indifference and obliviousness to the law and his inability not to brag about how smart he is compared to his detractors will be his undoing once and for all.

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-08-12 05:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"...would be loyal to him"

It's a two-way street there, Donnie, a two-way street.

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-08-13 04:58 AM | Reply

DOC

It will be another D-day when America is finally liberated from this scourge.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-08-13 05:19 AM | Reply

And my belief this morning is that Mueller is ramping up the obstruction part of the investigation because he has more than enough provable evidence in other aspects of the probe to show precisely why Trump wanted to obstruct in the first place.

I cannot see Mueller pursuing obstruction alone, without showing why Trump needed to obstruct, and I believe this may be an attempt to place any possible pardons that Trump might issue into the light of being further incidents of obstruction even though constitutionally he retains the power to do so.

#5 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-08-13 08:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"... me thinks there is something rotten ,,," in the Whitehouse. sic em robert, sic em. "drain the swamp" rid us of this scourge. oh and follow the money.

#6 | Posted by b_al at 2017-08-13 06:42 PM | Reply

here comes a stain and a blue dress...

#7 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2017-08-13 10:33 PM | Reply

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