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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office wants to ask President Donald Trump about obstruction of justice, sources close to the White House tell ABC News. According to sources, the president learned within the last day that the special counsel will limit the scope of questioning and would like to ask questions both orally and written for the President to respond to. According to sources familiar with the President's reaction Wednesday morning, that was the genesis for his early morning tweet storm.

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If Orange Adolf was truly the innocent and honest man he claims then he should have no problems testifying under oath and have nothing to worry about right????

#1 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-08-01 08:45 PM | Reply

The reek of fear in the White House was so bad, Trump had to evacuate to Florida.

#2 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-08-01 09:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I'd like to ask Trump... about my back swing. I mean, he plays more golf than anyone else I know.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2018-08-01 09:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

There is absolutely no reason for oral questioning other than trying to set a perjury trap. If Trump responds at all, which I think he would be fine just ignoring any request from Mueller, he should demand they come in writing, have limited scope, and have the answers drafted by his lawyer. This completely witch-hunt Mueller probe has wasted too much time and money already. It does not deserve a single minute of Trump's time.

From what I have read, the Gates plea is already done and he won't serve time AND he will not testify against Manafort. Tony Podesta has been granted immunity despite committing the same exact "crime" that Manafort has been accused of. Papadopolous was duped but was given a slap on the wrist. Flynn's plea is about to be overturned, and the initial Russians indicted by Mueller will likely have their charges dropped because they actually chose to fight the charges and Mueller has nothing. This last batch of Russians were carefully chosen by Mueller to insure they don't embarrass him like the last bunch so he went after government officials that he knew would just ignore him.

This is not going the Dems way because it was corrupt from the start. The only thing this whole matter did was expose the Deep State so Trump could be justified flushing the turds - so it was a good thing after all.

#4 | Posted by ihatethedotard at 2018-08-02 02:04 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

IHATETHEDOTARD

"From what I have read,"

Are you getting your information from a mole within the intel community? And do you proudly wear a tee-shirt with a big letter "Q" emblazoned on the front?

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-08-02 03:04 AM | Reply

IHATETHEDOTARD

"From what I have read,"

Are you getting your information from a mole within the intel community? And do you proudly wear a tee-shirt with a big letter "Q" emblazoned on the front?

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-08-02 03:04 AM | Reply

"And do you proudly wear a tee-shirt with a big letter "Q" emblazoned on the front?
#6 | POSTED BY TWINPAC"

Pretty much everything I wrote above is common knowledge. The only real speculation is on Flynn's plea deal getting kicked out. But, if you postpone judgement this many times coupled with the FBI themselves stating that they did not think he was lying (doubt they gave him that exculpatory piece of information prior to the plea), and it seems the likely end result.

#7 | Posted by ihatethedotard at 2018-08-02 03:32 AM | Reply

IHATETHEDOTARD

You didn't answer the question.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-08-02 03:47 AM | Reply

I like the idea of written questions. A Trump attorney will craft the answers and Trump will trip all over himself trying to remember what he's supposed to say in the oral.

To borrow a line from Admiral Ackbar (Return of the Jedi) ~~ "It's a trap!"

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-08-02 03:58 AM | Reply

"And do you proudly wear a tee-shirt with a big letter "Q" emblazoned on the front?"

((*crickets*))

All of a sudden IHATETHEDOTARD stopped being so chatty.

Small wonder.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-08-02 04:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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"There is absolutely no reason for oral questioning other than trying to set a perjury trap."

And what is wrong with a perjury trap? It was all fine when they did it to Bill Clinton, his perjury was about a private matter not national security. I think national security is best served if "perjury traps" are used to root out TRAITORS!

#11 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-02 06:06 AM | Reply

Has anyone figured out who this a*****e IHATETHEDOTARD was in his previous life yet, I'm usually not great at that but I would like to know.

When we do figure it out, and I'm pretty sure we will, we should only address them with their previous screen name. I hate liars who come back here under new names.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-02 06:09 AM | Reply

"Q" is the mark of the paranoid who feel that America was stolen from them. Brown people getting better jobs than they have???? OMG!!! MAGA!!!

#13 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-02 06:11 AM | Reply

"And what is wrong with a perjury trap? It was all fine when they did it to Bill Clinton"

It was wrong when they did it to Bill Clinton. I found it disgusting that the GOP stooped to that level. That is especially bad as Clinton did more to enact their agenda than any GOP member would have. Prison sentencing, welfare restrictions, 'free' trade, bombing Muslims, the list goes on. The Clinton impeachment trial should have been a 'never again' moment in US politics. I think most true liberals believe the same. The party line liberals? No so much.

#14 | Posted by ihatethedotard at 2018-08-02 07:33 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

There is absolutely no reason for oral questioning other than trying to set a perjury trap.

In what world is there "no reason" for the target of a criminal investigation to answer oral questions? And, as conservatives always like to say when licking the boots of law enforcement, if Trump hasn't done anything wrong he should have nothing to lie about or be afraid of.

I think he would be fine just ignoring any request from Mueller

You should acknowledge there are, at minimum, differing views of that in the legal field. In Clinton v. Jones, the Supreme Court unanimously held that a President is not immune from civil litigation while in office, rejecting the very same arguments that would be used by Trump in his criminal case. While not dispositive, it opens a pretty wide door to a ruling against him on that point. Of course, the SC is far less scrupulous today than it was even 20 years ago, but it's telling that you would portray this as a settled issue.

he should demand they come in writing, have limited scope

That is not how the criminal justice system works. Presidents are not kings, no matter how much you and Trump wish they were.

From what I have read...The only thing this whole matter did was expose the Deep State

Where, specifically, did you read all of that?

#15 | Posted by JOE at 2018-08-02 07:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The Clinton impeachment trial should have been a 'never again' moment in US politics."

White I do agree with that, it was hardly anything to do with Whitewater which also should never have been investigated but collusion with Russia, money laudering, etc. is a false equivalency. There are legitimate reasons to investigate collusion with Russia and all associated crimes. That's a no brainer which is right up your alley.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-02 08:10 AM | Reply

"From what I have read...The only thing this whole matter did was expose the Deep State"

Pretty much indicates where he does his reading. Brietbart? Yes.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-02 08:10 AM | Reply

This Dotard fella is the idiot formally known as REX Buyt.

Same posting style, same lies and misinformation, same arrogance.

#18 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-08-02 09:04 AM | Reply

i've been dealing with lawyers, criminal not civil, for better than 50 years. i had never heard the term 'perjury trap' until this
presidential travesty was foisted on us. can someone please explain how you can fall into this 'trap'.

#19 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-08-02 09:12 AM | Reply

"And do you proudly wear a tee-shirt with a big letter "Q" emblazoned on the front?
.........................#6 | POSTED BY TWINPAC"

Sure he does. as in..Q as a 3 dollar bill

#20 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-08-02 09:17 AM | Reply

"This Dotard fella is the idiot formally known as REX Buyt."

Quite possibly right, I agree, the same style, etc. Thanks for identifying him.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-02 09:30 AM | Reply

If DOTARD is here it's only for one reason. "Q" is a conspiracy group whose only purpose in life is to spread conspiracies as fast and as far as they can on social media.

Their victims are the stupid, uninformed and intellectually lazy. The ones I've seen at Trump rallies look crazy-eyed and lit up on "something." They fit right in with Trump's core ~ frenzied and irrational.

Our own resident "Q" (DOTARD) has been here a month and he's already racked up 5 plonks. (one of them is mine). It's the only way to go. If you want to exorcize this ink plot on society from our ranks, you know what to do. It's our choice.

If he has no blowhorn, nobody can hear him.

#22 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-08-02 09:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I don't believe in plonking. I like to see how stupid Trump supporters are. It reinforces my own beliefs.

#23 | Posted by JOE at 2018-08-02 11:13 AM | Reply

"Q" is a conspiracy group whose only purpose in life is to spread conspiracies as fast and as far as they can on social media.
#22 | POSTED BY TWINPAC"

I have no idea who Q is. Sounds like a left wing conspiracy theory.

#24 | Posted by ihatethedotard at 2018-08-02 01:09 PM | Reply

I don't believe in plonking. I like to see how stupid Trump supporters are. It reinforces my own beliefs.

#23 | Posted by JOE

Same here.

It let's me know what I am really up against and allows me to sharpen my kills, err, skills.

#25 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-08-02 01:46 PM | Reply

"Q" is a conspiracy group whose only purpose in life is to spread conspiracies as fast and as far as they can on social media.
#22 | POSTED BY TWINPAC"
I have no idea who Q is. Sounds like a left wing conspiracy theory.
#24 | POSTED BY IHATETHEDOTARD

It's a right wing conspiracy, troll.
en.wikipedia.org

You are obviously a Trump supporter.

#26 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-08-02 01:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Remember when Eddie came back as 'Ron Paul'?

It was like Jabba the Hut put on a clown nose and figured nobody could tell.

#27 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2018-08-02 01:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

I do not see how any Russian, bot works otherwise, could match the biting commentary coming from actual US citizens? Broken English, Google translate and EFL can't match how much we can make each other feel stuff. It might help to amplify, but it ain't the genesis.

I give you some meat to chew on. Democratic Socialist, National Socialist, regular old socialists and their ANTIFA / Auntie Max sheep are about the same. They want to take power from the people and centralize it at a National level while telling complicit / malleable folk they are being empowered. They know better what to do with your earnings than you do. The most recent example of failed socialism is Venezuela with their 1000000% + inflation and devaluation of currency. The most successful experiment was the USSR and that lasted about 70 years.

Power to the people, means power away from a central government. You spend your money, you give to your favorite charities with your tax savings. Bit for now and forever, the government that governs least is the one that governs best.

#28 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2018-08-02 01:59 PM | Reply

There is absolutely no reason for oral questioning other than trying to set a perjury trap. If Trump responds at all, which I think he would be fine just ignoring any request from Mueller, he should demand they come in writing, have limited scope, and have the answers drafted by his lawyer. This completely witch-hunt Mueller probe has wasted too much time and money already. It does not deserve a single minute of Trump's time.
From what I have read, the Gates plea is already done and he won't serve time AND he will not testify against Manafort. Tony Podesta has been granted immunity despite committing the same exact "crime" that Manafort has been accused of. Papadopolous was duped but was given a slap on the wrist. Flynn's plea is about to be overturned, and the initial Russians indicted by Mueller will likely have their charges dropped because they actually chose to fight the charges and Mueller has nothing. This last batch of Russians were carefully chosen by Mueller to insure they don't embarrass him like the last bunch so he went after government officials that he knew would just ignore him.
This is not going the Dems way because it was corrupt from the start. The only thing this whole matter did was expose the Deep State so Trump could be justified flushing the turds - so it was a good thing after all.
#4 | POSTED BY IHATETHEDOTARD

Pretty much everything I wrote above is common knowledge. The only real speculation is on Flynn's plea deal getting kicked out. But, if you postpone judgement this many times coupled with the FBI themselves stating that they did not think he was lying (doubt they gave him that exculpatory piece of information prior to the plea), and it seems the likely end result.
#7 | POSTED BY IHATETHEDOTARD

Let's take apart the stupidity...

1. Oral questioning is to get real answers from someone rather than attorney reviewed scripted answers. It also allows follow up questions if someone does not fully answer, answers vaguely, or presents new information.
2. Someone sitting for a deposition is allow to correct their answers after a transcript is prepared should they have made a mistake. This helps prevent perjury.
3. If Trump fails to respond, it's fairly obvious he is hiding something. You being fine with it suggests you really love the Dotard.
4. Answers drafted by attorneys wouldn't be Trump's answers to the questions. It would be rather useless then.
5. It's not a Witchhunt when they have gotten 5 guilty pleas, over 20 indictments, and continue to move forward. In fact, it's the fastest moving investigation like this to ever occur.
6. Tucker Carlson suggested Podesta is getting immunity. It has not been confirmed. Nor is there any evidence to the claim he committed the same crime as Gates. That's just a flat lie.
7. Flynn's plea is not being overturned. No court filing even suggests its a possibility at this point. That's a lie.
8. The Russians aren't fighting their charges thus far except on jurisdictional grounds. Only 1 showed up to Court via an attorney.
9. No exculpatory evidence was given to Flynn. There wasn't any.

Literally nothing of what you posted is common knowledge. Every single bit of it is a lie. Every single item you posted has been debunked repeatedly.

You are a liar. Your username is meant pretend to be against Trump while saying everything you can to support him. Don't post anymore.

#29 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-08-02 02:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

And while auto-correct is sometimes a useful idiot, it is also sometimes just an idiot algorithm that ain't know s4!+

#30 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2018-08-02 02:21 PM | Reply

"Every single bit of it is a lie. Every single item you posted has been debunked repeatedly."

Sure, but that doesn't mean it's not "common knowledge." They're just operating under a different definition of "knowledge" is all. As we've been seeing, it is increasingly common.

#31 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-08-02 02:25 PM | Reply

"They want to take power from the people and centralize it at a National level while telling complicit / malleable folk they are being empowered. They know better what to do with your earnings than you do. The most recent example of failed socialism is Venezuela with their 1000000% + inflation and devaluation of currency."

Venezuela is not America. Russian is not America... yet.

So how does it feel to be so wrong about how things work?

Is it really bliss?

#32 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-08-02 02:30 PM | Reply

If he can't prove it now he is grasping at straws and needs to throw in the towel.

#33 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-08-02 03:10 PM | Reply

If he can't prove it now he is grasping at straws and needs to throw in the towel.

#33 | POSTED BY SNIPER

You have no idea what he can prove. He hasn't released anything.

They had the Nixon tapes 6 months before they were released to the public. Most of these investigations last several years. Thus far, this is the fastest investigation of its type in US history with the fastest and most indictments compared to the length of the investigation.

The Clinton Special Counsel Kenneth Starr started his investigation in 1994. The impeachment wasn't until 1999. I don't remember Republicans complaining it was taking too long and should be shut down before the end of year 2.

So try shutting up. You'd look smarter.

#34 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-08-02 04:42 PM | Reply

If he can't prove it now he is grasping at straws and needs to throw in the towel.

#33 | Posted by Sniper

Why would he do that?

The investigation is not even over yet.

You who IS grasping at straws?

You.

#35 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-08-02 04:47 PM | Reply

You (know) who IS grasping at straws?

you.

#36 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-08-02 04:47 PM | Reply

Mueller's going to have to use words with less syllables if he wants to ask trump anything.

#37 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-08-02 04:57 PM | Reply

"I do not see how any Russian, bot works otherwise, could match the biting commentary coming from actual US citizens? Broken English, Google translate and EFL can't match how much we can make each other feel stuff."

I know some highly educated Russians. If they were hypernationalists, it would take very little effort on their part to pretend to be American idiots. Seems that Trump supporters have their own problems with English here. Naturally I troll them regularly about current politics.

#38 | Posted by dibblda at 2018-08-02 05:21 PM | Reply

If he can't prove it now he is grasping at straws and needs to throw in the towel.
#33 | POSTED BY SNIPER
You have no idea what he can prove. He hasn't released anything.
They had the Nixon tapes 6 months before they were released to the public. Most of these investigations last several years. Thus far, this is the fastest investigation of its type in US history with the fastest and most indictments compared to the length of the investigation.
The Clinton Special Counsel Kenneth Starr started his investigation in 1994. The impeachment wasn't until 1999. I don't remember Republicans complaining it was taking too long and should be shut down before the end of year 2.
So try shutting up. You'd look smarter.

#34 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT
BINGO!
Post of the year right there! Well done sir! :)

#39 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-08-02 08:01 PM | Reply

"It's a right wing conspiracy
#26 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT "

Never heard of it. The only references I have seen are on this site brought up by liberals. I would guess it is another Russian or Macedonian troll farm set up to make you look even more stupid.

#40 | Posted by ihatethedotard at 2018-08-02 10:33 PM | Reply

"1. Oral questioning is to get real answers from someone rather than attorney reviewed scripted answers."

Being president is a 24x7 job, there is no time for a fishing expedition. Mueller can get his act together and write out his questions or he can just go away.

"3. If Trump fails to respond, it's fairly obvious he is hiding something."

So it looks like you are anti-American in you have presumed guilt. You also want to force defendants to take the stand? Idiot.

"4. Answers drafted by attorneys wouldn't be Trump's answers to the questions."

You want answers, you get answers. Anything beyond the actions themselves (such as assigning nefarious motives) are irrelevant. Trump's actions have all been completely legal to date, I know how that tears you up.

"5. It's not a Witchhunt when they have gotten 5 guilty pleas, over 20 indictments"

You can indict a ham sandwich, and Pikachu apparently. Also, those initial indictments against the Russians will be tossed in short order because they never expected them to fight the charges. The people with guilty pleas to date have received a combined slap on the wrist. It is a joke.

"6. Tucker Carlson suggested Podesta is getting immunity. It has not been confirmed. Nor is there any evidence to the claim he committed the same crime as Gates. That's just a flat lie."

We shall see.

"7. Flynn's plea is not being overturned. No court filing even suggests its a possibility at this point."

The sentencing has been delayed 3 or 4 times thus far and the judge asked for more details. This is not how it usually occurs. All signs point to the deal being changed.

"8. The Russians aren't fighting their charges thus far except on jurisdictional grounds. Only 1 showed up to Court via an attorney."

That is not true. They have shown up and the Mueller's team went scurrying because they have no evidence and asked for a trial delay. In fact, they indicted a company that was not even in existence at the time of the election. It is laughable.

"9. No exculpatory evidence was given to Flynn. There wasn't any."

They have the FBI's own lead investigator stating that he didn't think Flynn was lying. That is pretty exculpatory for a non-biased person.

#41 | Posted by ihatethedotard at 2018-08-02 10:43 PM | Reply

#40

And you would be wrong yet again, Putin Republican.

It's more rwing BS brought to us by the creators of PizzaGate.

www.usatoday.com

You know, your kind of trash.

#42 | Posted by Corky at 2018-08-02 10:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- Being president is a 24x7 job,

Yeah, if you don't count 8 hour golf breaks. You are prolly one of those clowns who used to whine about Obama playing nowhere near as much golf as Agolf Twitler.

#43 | Posted by Corky at 2018-08-02 10:51 PM | Reply

"You are prolly one of those clowns who used to whine about Obama playing nowhere near as much golf as Agolf Twitler.
#43 | POSTED BY CORKY "

I loved it when Obama was out golfing, that left him less time to destroy the country.

#44 | Posted by ihatethedotard at 2018-08-02 11:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#44 - You are such a bunch of Russians!

#45 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-08-03 10:27 AM | Reply

If Trump testifies, he will also take that opportunity to say "YOU'RE FIRED" to Muellers face. Like a TV show.

Wait for it.

#46 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-08-03 10:30 AM | Reply

Being president is a 24x7 job, there is no time for a fishing expedition. Mueller can get his act together and write out his questions or he can just go away.

A unanimous Supreme Court disagrees with whatever you read on Breitbart/4Chan:

"Petitioner contends that he occupies a unique office with powers and responsibilities so vast and important that the public interest demands that he devote his undivided time and attention to his public duties...We have no dispute with the initial premise of the argument...It does not follow, however, that separation of powers principles would be violated by allowing this action to proceed

We assume that the testimony of the President, both for discovery and for use at trial, may be taken at the White House at a time that will accommodate his busy schedule.

We have never suggested that the President, or any other official, has an immunity that extends beyond the scope of any action taken in an official capacity...[The President's] effort to construct an immunity from suit for unofficial acts grounded purely in the identity of his office is unsupported by precedent.

www.law.cornell.edu

Time for you to do some reading.

#47 | Posted by JOE at 2018-08-03 10:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"You also want to force defendants to take the stand?" - #41 | Posted by ihatethedotard at 2018-08-02 10:43 PM

What an interesting - and very telling - comment.

ihatethedotard must really believe that Trump is truly guilty of something if he's calling him a "defendant."

#48 | Posted by Hans at 2018-08-03 11:32 AM | Reply

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