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Monday, December 04, 2017

Paranoia is enveloping the White House and President Donald Trump's network of former aides and associates as Robert Mueller's Russia probe heats up. ... "Everyone is paranoid," said a person close to Trump's White House. "Everyone thinks they're being recorded." Mueller is doing little to abate those suspicions. Tucked inside last week's 10-page plea deal Flynn struck with government prosecutors is an agreement that the former White House national security adviser could avoid a potential lengthy jail term in part by "participating in covert law enforcement activities."

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Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman said Mueller is on solid ground with ample court precedent to use witnesses wearing wires with anyone who isn't known to have a lawyer. And he said the special counsel also has plenty of room to use the technique with people who do have lawyers. "Otherwise, the government would never be able to use body wires against career criminals like members of the mafia who always have lawyers," he said. ...

"The tape recording ensures that what the jury hears of the conversation is actually what happened, as opposed to someone's testimony as to what happened," he said. Asked about Cobb's advice to the White House that it shouldn't fret about colleagues wearing wires, Akerman replied, "That's good. Let them think that."

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What in God's name are they talking about that this worries them so much?

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-04 05:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#1

Urine?

#2 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-12-04 05:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 6

good.. record them all.. scum bags

#3 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-12-04 06:50 PM | Reply

Mueller only stokes the paranoia. Imagine what it must be like to work in the same building with Donald Trump? The lack of sexual boundaries? The Hitlerian tirades? His often raw delusions?

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-04 06:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Joseph Heller -- 'Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.'

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-04 07:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

They sure are getting buggy about that nothingburger.

#6 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-04 08:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If you have noting to hide, let them look....all right wingers from the last 10 years.

#7 | Posted by zelkova at 2017-12-04 08:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

They can all rot in hell. Anybody who voluntarily went to work for this steaming turd, whose steamy turdiness was well known for many years, gets not one ounce of sympathy from me.

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2017-12-04 09:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


It is obvious to me that they are hiding something.

So many people do not tell so many lies on the same topic by accident or coincidence.

So many people do not have so many memory lapses regarding the same topic by accident or coincidence.

The only question I have is: what are they hiding?

I do have a second question, "why are they hiding it," but I suspect that once I see an answer to the first question, the second one will answer itself.

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-04 09:24 PM | Reply

The only question I have is: what are they hiding?

I prefer the simple answer... they just have no idea what they are doing.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-04 09:29 PM | Reply

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" what are they hiding?"

Ask the secretarial pool. They know everything.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-04 09:46 PM | Reply


@#10

I tip a hat to Occam's Razor as much as the next guy.

Not having a clue explains a lot of the Keystone Kops aspect.

But it doesn't explain what they are trying to do (or were trying to do), and failing at trying to hid it because they are clueless.

It is that "what were they trying to do" thing that I wonder about.

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-04 09:52 PM | Reply

It is that "what were they trying to do" thing that I wonder about.

That's easy... lose the election and whine about it forever.

Hillary got donald's dream prize.... win the popular vote and not actually have to be president.

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-04 09:58 PM | Reply


@#13

For the simple explanation to work, it has to actually explain things that have and are occurring.

So I'll wait to see what else appears.

Meanwhile, those in the White House can worry about everything they say.

#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-04 10:06 PM | Reply

Just because you are paranoid does not mean THEY are not out to get you!

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-05 04:07 PM | Reply

The Dome Of Silence is getting a real workout ot the Whitehouse !

#16 | Posted by ghoti at 2017-12-05 05:03 PM | Reply

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