Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Stephen K. Bannon, who was ousted as White House chief strategist last summer but has remained in touch with some members of President Trump's circle, is pitching a plan to West Wing aides and congressional allies to cripple the federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to four people familiar with the discussions. The first step, these people say, would be for Trump to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees the work of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and in recent days signed off on a search warrant of Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Bannon is also recommending the White House cease its cooperation with Mueller, reversing the policy of Trump's legal team to provide information to the special counsel's team and to allow staff members to sit for interviews.

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Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT
Maggie Haberman Retweeted Natasha Bertrand
Are folks not getting that this is all coordinated? Bannon/diGenova/Dobbs etc

Natasha Bertrand ‏@NatashaBertrand
Joe diGenova on Fox calls for Sessions to fire Rosenstein "tomorrow morning" and calls Comey a "dirty cop." (This is the segment the president wanted everyone to watch.)

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-04-12 12:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Shadow potus is back!

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-12 12:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump'd prolly install Rudy G as AG after firing Rosenstein... someone he knows would fire Mueller.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2018-04-12 11:42 AM | Reply

The Mercer's little play toy is trying to work back into good graces. Why? Seriously. After everything he said about Trump upon departure he is now counseling?

Does he have Russia connections to hide or was he recently bought by someone?

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-04-12 09:14 PM | Reply

"Does he have Russia connections to hide"

Don't know. If so, perhaps through Cambridge Analytica?

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-04-12 09:48 PM | Reply

Nothing says "Not Guilty" like planning to thwart the investigation into whatever it is you didn't do.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-04-12 09:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

I'll take "Things Guilty People Do" for $500, Alex

#7 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2018-04-13 08:45 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

OK. Here's how this may play out:
-Dotard finds some sycophant to replace Rod Rosenstein
-The new hire fires Mueller
-Mueller releases an 'interim' report
-Charges are proffered against Michael Cohen, from the DA office in the Southern District of NY, which is not under Mueller's control
-either (a) SDNY is forced to drop those charges and someone gets charged with obstruction, or (b) Cohen does the perp walk, in advance of a trial in 2019
-GOP members in Congress and the Senate make some noise, but stand by, happy in their complicity (for now)
-The mid-term elections come, after nearly all GOP candidates deny Trump like St. Peter did to Jesus--maybe worse. Voters vomit all over the GOP, giving solid majorities to Dems in both chambers
-With Dems in charge of Congress after the election, Mueller is hired under the aegis of some congressional committee. He continues his work, while the contents of his interim report are used to go after the Trump Crime Family
-The Dotard will scream and Twit in that infantile manner he does so well
-Early 2019, with Cohen about to face trial and a looooooooooooong sentence in Ray Brook FCI, far from the maddening crowd, he decides to talk about his client, a certain Dotard
-Faced with a -------- that may soil members of the GOP, or otherwise make them unelectable as dogcatcher, Trump is forced to resign

And that, children, is how we get President Pence, about a year from this writing. Print, clip and save...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2018-04-13 12:20 PM | Reply

"And that, children, is how we get President Pence, about a year from this writing. Print, clip and save..."

Depends, did Pence keep his hands clean? Will anything come out?

Maybe we get a president Nancy Pelosi.

#9 | Posted by dibblda at 2018-04-14 01:42 AM | Reply

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