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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) told KQED Newsroom on Friday that she believes Republicans are trying to shut down the House Intelligence Committee's probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Speier also said, "The rumor on the Hill when I left yesterday was that the president was going to make a significant speech at the end of next week. And on Dec. 22, when we are out of D.C., he was going to fire Robert Mueller." If this were to happen, Speier said, it would cause a constitutional crisis. "That is Saturday massacre 2.0," she said. "Without a doubt there would be an impeachment effort."

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Schiff, who also sits on the House Intelligence Committee, says that no witnesses have been scheduled after next Friday, and that dozens of outstanding witnesses have not been contacted.

He tweeted that there will be interviews next week, but they will be held out of state while important votes will be keeping members of Congress in Washington D.C.

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Bring on the Constitutional crisis. When it's resolved, hang our alleged president after a full and public trial.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-16 08:19 PM | Reply

So it's not enough for the president to be putin's puppet, the whole republican party has volunteered to help out as well.

How patriotic.

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-17 07:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Trump is backing off. The transition emails Mueller had been sitting on are, in sum, the smoking gun. It's only a matter of time now.

#3 | Posted by OTT0 at 2017-12-17 07:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

www.reddit.com

#4 | Posted by OTT0 at 2017-12-17 07:58 PM | Reply

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

THAT is what I really truly and honestly cannot understand or explain. I just don't get it.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-17 08:55 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by OTT0

Is he? Talking about pardoning Flynn.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-17 08:58 PM | Reply

- How patriotic.

If you think FDR was worse than Hitler, you might be a rwinger.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-17 09:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3 | Posted by OTT0

Is he? Talking about pardoning Flynn.
#6 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

Trump: I'm not considering firing special counsel Mueller
www.yahoo.com

#8 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-12-17 09:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

With or without these emails, impeachment is already on the table, but Republicans will not permit the matter to be heard. This is the best chance republicans will ever have to implement their program, which has nothing to do with Trump's campaign platform. Jokes on those chumps in the 99% that voted for Trump. FOOLED YOU, AGAIN.

#9 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-12-18 07:59 AM | Reply

THAT is what I really truly and honestly cannot understand or explain. I just don't get it.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete

What's not to get? They're so afraid of trump's passionate base of morons they wont even speak out against child molesters. Soviet puppets are nothing in comparison.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-18 11:04 AM | Reply

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" Republicans are trying to shut down the House Intelligence Committee's probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections."

Of course they are. It's just a paper tiger anyway and an opportunity for Representatives to get some face time on TeeVee. All the GOP piety, expressions of consternation and mock indignation is disgusting to watch.

Ask yourself how many of them are for sale to the highest paying donor for their reelection campaign? The outcome of their "investigation" depends entirely on that.

Mueller's investigation is the only one that counts. Mueller is the only one who pledges his allegiance to the truth.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-18 11:27 AM | Reply

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly
THAT is what I really truly and honestly cannot understand or explain. I just don't get it.

#5 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

They were complicit. They had cover, when their names were allegedly protected by the Drumpf dirty tricks squad. The GOP is basically the Borg...this is not good for our country, because the majority Party is full of conspirators who thought they were going to be able to stay out of the crosshairs. Now, their only way out is to spin it as fake news/bad FBI behavior and get their state run media to back them up with the rubes.

Truly a Constitutional crisis.

#12 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-18 02:36 PM | Reply

"There's two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacker and Drumpf." - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in 2016

#13 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-18 02:39 PM | Reply

Trump: I'm not considering firing special counsel Mueller
www.yahoo.com

#8 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11

Hahahaha. Remember when he said he'd jail Hillary, make Mexico pay for the wall, ensure everyone keeps their insurance, donate $3mm to a veteran's charity, remove himself and his family from controlling trump properties, and destroy ISIS in 30 days?

You must be one helluva gullible beach to believe anything he says.

#14 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-12-18 02:51 PM | Reply

No, he's going to fire Rosenstein, who technically is the only one who can fire Mueller, and then get Rosenstein replacement to fire Mueller:

Trump privately calling Rosenstein a threat to his presidency

thehill.com

Trump through Sessions already asked Boente to resign, next he will get rid of Rosenstein and McCabe and anyone else he thinks will uphold the rule of law and not swear a loyalty oath to him.

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-12-18 02:58 PM | Reply

Rosenstein looked very nervous when he had to admit, under oath, that he did not have a reason to fire Mueller. I think he knew he was signing his resignation letter.

#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-18 04:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

No, he's going to fire Rosenstein ...

Why it's Far Worse for Trump to Fire Rosenstein than to Fire Mueller

In short, the president has one move he can make in which the benefits to him might outweigh the costs. Since Rosenstein is his own political appointee, Trump has great discretion in deciding whether to remove him and can do it quickly and directly. And by removing Rosenstein but not touching Mueller, Trump can claim that he is in fact not trying to interfere with the Russia investigation at all: Indeed, it could be very hard to prove otherwise, which insulates him significantly from further obstruction charges. Firing Rosenstein but keeping Mueller gives the president the ultimate political and legal protection, and the crystal ball-gazers need to consider it. www.justsecurity.org

#17 | Posted by et_al at 2017-12-18 05:32 PM | Reply

As I have said all along, Trump won't fire Mueller but has total control over who the DAG is on the case, which is who Mueller reports to. I doubt he will fire Rosenstein but will certainly pressure him, directly or indirectly, to make sure that Mueller "stays in line."

#18 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-18 05:43 PM | Reply

I doubt he will fire Rosenstein but will certainly pressure him, directly or indirectly, to make sure that Mueller "stays in line."

#18 | Posted by Rightocenter

I don't think anyone can make Mueller do anything else but the job he's set for himself.

It's already occurred to someone that the man needs to mysteriously die.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-18 05:55 PM | Reply

Let's just say for example, suppose Trump is successful, by hook, crook or any other devious subterfuge, in shutting down the investigation without any conclusion, what's to stop Mueller, as a private citizen, from publishing a tell-all? Other than that such a move might impinge his integrity, that is?

#20 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-18 10:52 PM | Reply

ZED

"It's already occurred to someone that the man needs to mysteriously die."

I'm sure there are a number, maybe thousands, who feel the same way about Donald Trump ~ with or without the mystery.

I can envision some father, perhaps a poor immigrant, crazed with grief over losing his son for lack of life saving medicine, stepping up to the plate to fill that void.

#21 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-18 11:04 PM | Reply

I think Zed may have been referring to Mueller drinking polonium tea, but I could be wrong...

#22 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-18 11:46 PM | Reply

"Let's just say for example, suppose Trump is successful, by hook, crook or any other devious subterfuge, in shutting down the investigation without any conclusion, what's to stop Mueller, as a private citizen, from publishing a tell-all?"

The threat of Jeff "JeffJ" Sessions going all J. Edgar Hoover on his ass, is about it.

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-19 12:11 AM | Reply

SNOOFY

With what? Ten paces at daybreak with stage props. ~ LOL

#24 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-19 12:28 AM | Reply

CHUFFY

You weren't wrong. I just transferred ZED's comment about to Mueller to Donald Trump.

#25 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-19 01:49 AM | Reply

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