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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Richard W. Painter and Norman L. Eisen: Reports that President Trump ordered the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, to bring about the firing of the special counsel Robert Mueller last June are deeply troubling -- not only as evidence of what the president has already done, but what he may yet do to obstruct justice and undermine the rule of law. ... It is critically important that Congress act now to pass legislation protecting the special counsel from being fired before his investigation and the ensuing prosecutions are concluded.

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Richard W. Painter a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, is the vice chairman, and Norman L. Eisen the chairman, of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics.

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If Trump is guilty, and we all know that's most likely, he'll have to fire Mueller.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-28 08:56 AM | Reply

It's inevitable, and so is the Constitutional crisis. The only unknown thing is how dirty Trump is willing to be to save himself.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-28 09:04 AM | Reply

Protect from what?

#3 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-01-28 09:12 PM | Reply

#releasethememo

#4 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2018-01-29 03:11 AM | Reply

#4

What memo?

#5 | Posted by et_al at 2018-01-29 03:26 AM | Reply

The memo from the House Intelligence Committee that details what was presented to the FISA Court in order to obtain surveillance on certain US citizens. It will likely show that some of the data used to obtain warrants was based on the Steele dossier which has been, at least in part, discredited. The dossier as you may recall was opposition research funded by the DNC where Steele, working with Russian agents came up with all sorts of things - from meetings in Prague that never happened to golden showers. If any warrant relied on any part of that, any evidence stemming from it would be tainted - "the fruit of a poisonous tree" - and inadmissible in court. It may also talk about political slant and bias at the DOJ and Intel Departments at high levels during the previous administration.

We don't know what's in it because the 4 page memo has not been leaked. But if there's important information pertaining to the Mueller investigation, I believe we deserve to see it. If the Dems are also preparing a counter memo, I'd also like to see that.

#6 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2018-01-29 09:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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