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Monday, December 04, 2017

A top Democrat says that a Senate committee investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election is looking into potential obstruction of justice charges against President Donald Trump. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that a group was "putting together of a case of obstruction of justice" against the President, during an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press. "I think we see this in the indictments, the four indictments and pleas that have just taken place and some of the comments that are being made," Feinstein said, explaining the exploration in the Senate for obstruction charges.

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The comments came just after a former top White House aide plead guilty to charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's influence on the 2016 campaign.

The guilty plea, from former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, was on charges related to lying to the FBI about contact with Russian officials, but is considered significant because it could potentially require him to testify against others in the Trump inner circle.

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-03 08:32 PM | Reply

Ummmmmmmmm Impeachment charges start and end in the HoR. What can the Senate legalu do.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-03 08:41 PM | Reply

The Senate Intel investigation findings can be used by the House... or the SP.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-03 08:51 PM | Reply

Trump admits it and nothing happens.

#4 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-12-03 10:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody, collude with Russia in public during the campaign, and say I knew my Nat Sec official lied to the FBI... and I wouldn't lose voters," Trump said at a campaign rally.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-03 11:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

When conservative media has rotted the brains of half the country enough to think that liberals are worse than russian puppets and child molesters, expecting conservatives to care about a republican obstructing justice is a fantasy.

It's become clear that as long as trump has the loyalty of the morons, he can do anything he wants, or he'd already be under impeachment for gross incompetence.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-04 03:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

When conservative media has rotted the brains of half the country enough to think that liberals are worse than russian puppets and child molesters, expecting conservatives to care about a republican obstructing justice is a fantasy.
It's become clear that as long as trump has the loyalty of the morons, he can do anything he wants, or he'd already be under impeachment for gross incompetence.

#6 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

It doesn't help that Democrats can't message clearly at all.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-04 04:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


The local TV news starts at 4pm here.

Around 4:15pm is when they usually cover national news. During that segment, they showed videos of Pres Trump and fmr Pres Nixon, both were saying the "I'm above the law" things.

I dunno, if I were Pres Trump's lawyer, I'd definitely not want him saying things that encourage side-by-side comparison videos featuring Pres Trump and fmr Pres Nixon saying quite similar things about being above the law.

But my opinion of Mr Dowd's capability is already quite low...

#8 | Posted by lamplighter at 2017-12-04 04:34 PM | Reply

It doesn't help that Democrats can't message clearly at all.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant

There is no message that would change the mind of trump's base. Anything they don't want to hear is dismissed as a media lie.

There were some anti establishment trump voters that the dems could win back with proper populist messaging, but first they'd have to ditch their strategy of taking bribes from corporations and bankers or they'd be exposed as lying hypocrites (something that hurts dems, but repubs are allowed to do with impunity apparently).

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-04 05:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I'm sure that Dowd will be able to crank up the Tweeting and protect his client. Insanity is a defense, isn't it? Isn't it? Anyone? Anyone? Buehler?

#10 | Posted by catdog at 2017-12-05 10:29 AM | Reply

It doesn't help that Democrats can't message clearly at all.
#7 | Posted by Sycophant
There is no message that would change the mind of trump's base. Anything they don't want to hear is dismissed as a media lie.
#9 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Base: No.

Independents: Yes.

Democrats who stayed home rather than voting: Absolutely.

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-05 04:44 PM | Reply

It doesn't help that Democrats can't message clearly at all.

#7 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

This is where the "purity pony" comes in. There are very few (if any) things that all "leftys"/liberals/progressives agree on when it comes to the details. Republicans fall into line with whoever they see as their "leader", while Democratic leaders are busy trying to herd cats. That's kind of what happens when everybody gets to think for themselves. I think the only solution for this country is to somehow move to a multi-party system like all the civilized countries have.

#12 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-12-07 10:40 AM | Reply

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