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Monday, April 16, 2018

Senate Republican leaders sharply warned President Trump not to fire Robert S. Mueller III on Tuesday -- but they once again stopped short of embracing legislation to protect the special counsel. Their reluctance to take more forceful action came as Democratic leaders voiced new urgency about shielding Mueller a day after Trump said he had been encouraged by some to dismiss the special counsel. At least one rank-and-file Republican endorsed moving forward soon with a bill to protect him. But Senate GOP leaders were not budging from their position against taking preventive action, underscoring the downside they have long seen in being too confrontational toward the leader of their party. Even at moments of great uncertainty about what Trump will do next, congressional Republican leaders have opted not to further agitate him.

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The sooner you realize that they have no intention of holding dotard accountable for firing Mueller the better off you'll be.

If this were Obama, articles of impeachment would have already been started.

Remember when candidate dotard used to get the crowds hootin and hollerin about how Hillary had no business in the oval office because she would be under constant investigation by the FBI? Well... those same inbred morons get all hootin and hollerin calling Mueller a democrat(sp) witch hunt.

Just like how they eventually embraced a pedophile for Senate, the GOP will talk tough and eventually look the other way when dotard fires Mueller.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-04-11 07:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Everyone knows Trump will fire Mueller. This includes the GOP, who must infer the same set of incentives we do.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2018-04-11 08:33 AM | Reply

The only reason not to pass such legislation is that they want Trump to fire Mueller. If they passed it and he had no intention to fire it would just be another useless piece of legislation. Rs know they have the House and Senate so they can protect him when Trump pulls the trigger. He will. And they will.

#3 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-04-16 09:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The "legislation" to be passed is to impeach Rosenstein for allowing this witch hunt to go off track.

There is no collusion, close up shop.

#4 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-04-16 09:59 AM | Reply

Grassley has since changed his tune and is calling for a vote on a Bill that would be a compromise with Diane Feinstein. Donnie threatening to fire Rosenstein first may have prompted this.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2018-04-16 10:11 AM | Reply

he "legislation" to be passed is to impeach Rosenstein for allowing this witch hunt to go off track.
There is no collusion, close up shop.
#4 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

It's funny that you call it a "Witch Hunt" because Mueller keeps finding and indicting witches.

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-16 10:23 AM | Reply

There is no collusion, close up shop.

#4 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-04-16 09:59

How about common, everyday criminality?

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2018-04-16 10:39 AM | Reply

There is no collusion, close up shop.

#4 | Posted by sawdust

You know it because the world's most famous liar says so.

Doesn't make you look too bright though.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-04-16 11:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Sawdust just outed himself as the DRs most stupid conservative. Sorry, Sniper, you're in second place now. But it's still close.

#9 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-04-16 11:52 AM | Reply | Funny: 4

I don't think sawdust is necessarily stupid, just sycophantic.

Or paid.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2018-04-16 12:17 PM | Reply

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Sawdust just outed himself as the DRs most stupid conservative. Sorry, Sniper, you're in second place now. But it's still close.

#9 | POSTED BY E1G1

Lets not leave out Rex. He's up there.

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-16 12:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Any
Day
Now

#12 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-04-16 01:15 PM | Reply

President Hillary Clinton would've already been impeached for being Hillary Clinton. They don't need any more reasons to impeach Drumpf, they are all complicit now.

#13 | Posted by chuffy at 2018-04-16 01:35 PM | Reply

Collusion has already been proven. The president has already admitted obstruction of justice. We're going to see evidence of much worse than collusion. It's coming soon.

#14 | Posted by chuffy at 2018-04-16 01:37 PM | Reply

There is no collusion, close up shop.

#4 | Posted by sawdust

Yes. You better hurry up and figure out how to shut it down before they go through his lawyers texts and emails.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-04-16 02:06 PM | Reply

Who does he work for, congress? I don't think so............. He works for the dep of justice which is under the president. What part of that don't you libs understand?

#16 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-04-16 02:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Collusion has already been proven.

#14 | Posted by chuffy

Wrong and it isn't a crime.

#17 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-04-16 02:20 PM | Reply

#17 even if it was a crime you dummies would justify it away anyway.

You're not turning in that POS DOTUS no matter what he does.

Hell, he just robbed most of his base blind with his "tax reform" and they still live him.

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2018-04-16 02:23 PM | Reply

Collusion has already been proven.

#14 | Posted by chuffy

Wrong and it isn't a crime.

#17 | Posted by Sniper

So then, it it is not illegal and nothing has been proved then why do you think Humpy is so consumed by it?

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-04-16 02:28 PM | Reply

So Sniper, how does it feel to be a traitor to your country?

#20 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-04-16 02:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Collusion has already been proven.
#14 | Posted by chuffy
Wrong and it isn't a crime.
#17 | Posted by Sniper

Actually, Collusion in this sense is a crime. Collusion doesn't have a legal meaning outside of Anti-Trust work. But what we are referring to here as collusion, i.e. cooperating with the Russian government, would in fact have broke several Federal and State laws. Collusion is just the short-hand way of saying "Cooperation with a foreign entity".

Sorry, Snippy, if Trump worked with the Russians, that's illegal no matter what you call it.

#21 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-16 03:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How exactly would congress go about protecting Mueller?

#22 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-04-16 03:44 PM | Reply

What has Muller accomplished? I believe he has drifted so far from the original intent of the investigation he should either play his cards or go away. Hell if they spent as much time on the Hillary investigation she would be in jail already. If Trump had a D behind his name the story would be much different face it you all still can't handle the fact that Hillary lost and you will do anything you can to take Trump down even if you have to manufacture the evidence.

#23 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2018-04-16 04:45 PM | Reply

"Hell if they spent as much time on the Hillary investigation she would be in jail already."

Be careful Comrade. The last guy who boldly lied like that turned out to be a Russian spy is probably going to jail if he doesn't cooperate with Mueller.

"If I did a tenth of what she did, I would be in jail today." - Michael Flynn

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-04-16 05:04 PM | Reply

Hell if they spent as much time on the Hillary investigation she would be in jail already.

Are you kidding? They've been investigating her since 1993. Not a single indictment.

#25 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-04-16 06:02 PM | Reply

Sorry, Snippy, if Trump worked with the Russians, that's illegal no matter what you call it.

#21 | Posted by Sycophant

What if he calls it his 'Global Initiative?'

I logged in just to ask this.

Mission accomplished.

#26 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2018-04-16 06:07 PM | Reply

#22 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

I would guess that they would also commission Mueller to investigate under Congress. That way if his DOJ authorization is revoked he would be able to continue on uninterrupted under Congress.

#27 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2018-04-16 07:55 PM | Reply

I would guess that they would also commission Mueller to investigate under Congress. That way if his DOJ authorization is revoked he would be able to continue on uninterrupted under Congress.

#27 | POSTED BY GTBRITISHSKULL

Intersting. I am not sure congress has that authority, but it's the most plausible thing I've heard yet. Thank you for chiming in.

#28 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-04-16 08:12 PM | Reply

#28 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Seconded.

Jesus H. Christ, leave it to the Brit to explain U.S. court procedure to us. I feel so ashamed.

#29 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-04-16 08:14 PM | Reply

How exactly would congress go about protecting Mueller?
#22 | Posted by JeffJ

Change the Special Counsel statute back to what it was in the past, good cause removal has to be approved by a three judge panel or something similar. Congressional appointment of a prosecutor has separation of powers implications.

Two current bills:

www.congress.gov{%22search%22%3A[%22Special+Counsel+independence+%26+Integrity+Act%22]}&r=3

www.congress.gov

#30 | Posted by et_al at 2018-04-16 08:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#30

Cool. Thanks for sharing.

#31 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-04-16 08:47 PM | Reply

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