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Sunday, March 18, 2018

On Saturday evening, [Donald] Trump for the first time posted a tweet that specifically mentioned the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III. The president again denounced the inquiry he is conducting as a "witch hunt." The president's tweets, posted on a Saturday in which he remained inside the White House with no public schedule, came as Mueller is said to have sent questions to Trump's legal team as part of negotiations over an interview with the president. Mueller is seeking the interview, according to two people close to the White House, in order to ask follow-up questions, but put forward the list as a start.

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[Trump lawyer John] Dowd's remarks about Mueller's investigation represented an extraordinary shift in public strategy for the Trump legal team. Since taking over the case last summer, Trump's lawyers have urged a strategy of restraint, in which the president avoids discussing Mueller or criticizing him, and the lawyers had done nothing publicly until now that could agitate the special counsel's team. The comments by both Trump and Dowd lent credence to [Andrew] McCabe's assertion that the president sees his firing as directly tied into Mueller's case. McCabe, who is a potential witness in the investigation, declared that his dismissal was an attempt to undermine it.

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Hmmmm, looks like Orange Julius Caesar got a glimpse of what Mueller knows and immediately started a smear campaign geared toward his sycophantic base and elected GOP supporters that could conceivably justify the inevitable firings necessary to rid himself of the Mueller investigation. I think the comments of former CIA head Brennan will indeed prove prophetic in the days and weeks coming when the enormity of Trump's crimes and malfeasance finally comes into the public light.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-03-18 10:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Hmmmm, looks like Orange Julius Caesar got a glimpse of what Mueller knows and immediately started a smear campaign geared toward his sycophantic base and elected GOP supporters that could conceivably justify the inevitable firings necessary to rid himself of the Mueller investigation. I think the comments of former CIA head Brennan will indeed prove prophetic in the days and weeks coming when the enormity of Trump's crimes and malfeasance finally comes into the public light.

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-03-18 10:29 AM | Reply

Ari Melber @AriMelber

Ari Melber Retweeted Donald J. Trump
It can be a mistake to view Trump only through a lens of "impulse." Mueller has been at work for 10 months, and Trump never tweeted his name until Saturday. Now again this morning. He is in a new, deliberate phase of attack.

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added...does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-03-18 11:10 AM | Reply


From the cited article...

..."The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime," [Pres Trump] wrote. "It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign."...

If Pres Trump would like to assert his innocence, may I suggest that he at least try to do so while not proffering misleading and incorrect information to that end.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-03-18 11:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) urged President Donald Trump and his lawyer on Sunday to stop flailing at special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and to let the probe continue unimpeded.

"When you are innocent ... act like it," Gowdy said on "Fox News Sunday" when asked about Trump's repeated Twitter attacks on Mueller, whose probe has become increasingly perilous to the president and his inner circle. "If you've done nothing wrong, you should want the investigation to be as fulsome and thorough as possible."

www.politico.com

You know you are really out there when the grown-up advise comes to you from Howdy Gowdy.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2018-03-18 11:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Trump will fire Mueller. The only question is whether he does that before Don Jr. is indicted or sometime after.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2018-03-18 02:13 PM | Reply

Trump fires Mueller only first responders and those in medicine and critical transportation can be allowed to not protest.

The rest of us will be obligated to.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2018-03-18 05:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#7

When Trump fires Mueller I suggest a general strike and a boycott of whatever refuses.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2018-03-18 05:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

---- do it you sadist freak. Americans are tired of your BS. I know I am.

Let's do this thing. Gloves off. Let's roll!

It is a form of cruel and unusual punishment to have to endure this insanity much longer.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-03-18 05:47 PM | Reply

I just want Trump to resign.

A true general strike would be terrifying.

People ALWAYS die violently during them.

I'll march on my state capital if that's whats needed though.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2018-03-18 05:52 PM | Reply

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I'll march on my state capital if that's whats needed though.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2018-03-18 05:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm willing. I think the turnout in DC, and many other locales, would be staggering. Not as big as Trump's inauguration crowd, of course (rolls eyes), but huge.

#11 | Posted by cbob at 2018-03-18 05:57 PM | Reply

#10

TOR makes a good point. Maybe a general strike is more apt after Trump claims emergency powers, which I fear he will do in response to the November elections because those elections mean his finish.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2018-03-18 06:01 PM | Reply

Anyone who thinks trump will be held responsible is fooling themselves.

We MIGHT be lucky to get rid of him in 2020

#13 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-03-18 06:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I've already marched once with a truly massive crowed.

With nearly 20,000 of us you really could feel the ground shake.

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2018-03-18 06:15 PM | Reply

Anyone who thinks trump will be held responsible is fooling themselves.

I don't think he is responsible for election manipulation. I do think the Russians certainly were.

I think Putin wanted donald to be president a lot more than donald did.

I say again, Hillary got donald`s desired prize... win the popular vote but not have to actually do the job.

#15 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-03-18 06:43 PM | Reply

Redial, you might be right about Putin wanting Trump to win more than Trump did, though I doubt Trump's hands are clean.

Whether Trump conspired overtly with Russia to throw the election has yet to be spelled out in detail. But Mueller's investigation is ongoing, and I have no doubt he'll find that Trump engaged in unethical if not illegal actions during the campaign. Because that's all Trump knows how to do.

#16 | Posted by cbob at 2018-03-18 07:16 PM | Reply

With nearly 20,000 of us you really could feel the ground shake.

#14 | Posted by Tor

Have you seen the Handmaid's Tale on Hulu?

www.youtube.com

It could also just make it really easy to clean up those who would resist.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2018-03-18 07:35 PM | Reply

My #9 was for Humpy Trumpy. Not Zed. Just FYI.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-03-18 08:24 PM | Reply

"My #9 was for Humpy Trumpy. Not Zed. Just FYI"

That was obvious, otherwise a hilarious over reaction.

Anyway, does anyone really think a bunch of protests are going to change Trump's behavior? Have they so far? Have any Republicans seen a bunch of people wearing kitty hats and changed their behavior?

These people aren't running scared. They won't change until that's the case.

#19 | Posted by dibblda at 2018-03-19 01:43 AM | Reply

Unlike the rest of us, Trump already knows what Mueller will find. So, if he can't browbeat Republican friends into firing Mueller and shutting down the investigation, he WILL do it himself.

#20 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2018-03-19 06:39 AM | Reply

Trump is like the guy whose trial is going badly for him. So he thoroughly curses out the judge, then argues that the judge should dismiss the case since now he must surely be biased against him.

#21 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2018-03-19 07:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

**snicker**

#22 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-03-19 09:09 AM | Reply

These people aren't running scared. They won't change until that's the case.

#19 | POSTED BY DIBBLDA

Trump is not scared. He is insane. Insane people don't run scared they just do more insane things. Trumps "people" on the other hand have no idea from day to day what will happen to them. Living on the edge takes a toll on any sane person. Trump's days are numbered so like a rat trapped in a corner he will lash out at his perceived enemies. I expect it will get a while lot worse before it gets better.

These are very dangerous times. In a Constitutional crisis many more people will be hurt. Many have already been hurt. We need to put an end to it. When it came down to it Nixon did the honorable thing. If he had not there was a high possibility of an armed confrontation at the White House.

Trump has no honor. When it comes down to it he will NOT do the right thing for his country. He while do the right thing for Donald Trump. And God help us all then.

I pray for us.

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-03-19 09:11 AM | Reply

Anyway, does anyone really think a bunch of protests are going to change Trump's behavior? Have they so far? Have any Republicans seen a bunch of people wearing kitty hats and changed their behavior?

#19 | POSTED BY DIBBLDA AT 2018-03-19 01:43 AM | FLAG: MEH

No perhaps not Donalds behavior but the world over and culturally a lot of bricks have fallen from that wall since the march.

Progress in women's movement isn't always so direct or straight forward... for instance a lot of people claimed that Anita Hill lost when Clarence (the clown) Thomas was placed on the supreme court... however culturally attitudes about sexual harassment changed a lot since she made her stand... after the March perp heads are rolling... among other things.

We did have our first women candidate from a major party win the popular vote.... when may have gotten her in office back when the founders were making this stuff up.

Right now a record number of women are running for political office.

BTW I was at that march there were a lot of men wearing those hats too. Fathers, brothers, mates, husbands, guy friends ... whatever...wearing the hats

Based on cultural attitudes... that march hasn't yet ended.

#24 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-03-19 09:51 AM | Reply

RIGHTISTRITE,

That's all great, don't get me wrong, but you are worrying about who does the dishes and laundry when the whole house is burning down. The people in charge don't really give a damn about the crumbs we are fighting over as long as they get to keep their boots on all of our necks.

#25 | Posted by dibblda at 2018-03-19 02:15 PM | Reply

I envision Mango Rambo dignified and gentile as he boards AF1 for the final time and like Nixon turns and gives a final wave to the crowd before he settles into a distinguised retirement as an elder states.... statess..... states....

---- even I am not buying that ----.

I look for him and Eric to nail boards (well they will at least have someone do it for them) across the oval office doors as he barricades himself in it.

#26 | Posted by 726 at 2018-03-19 03:04 PM | Reply

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