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Page 290 of the Mueller Report: The Appointment of the Special Counsel and the President 's Reaction On May 17, 2017, Acting Attorney General Rosenstein appointed Robert S. Mueller, ITTas Special Counsel and authorized him to conduct the Russia investigation and matters that arose from the investigation .501 The President learned of the Special Counsel's appointment from Sessions, who was with the President, Hunt, and McGahn conducting interviews for a new FBI Director. 502 Sessions stepped out of the Oval Office to take a call from Rosenstein, who told him about the Special Counsel appointment, and Sessions then returned to inform the President of the news. 503 According to notes written by Hunt , when Sessions told the President that a Special Counsel had been appointed, the President slumped back in his chair and said, "Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I' m f-----." 504 The President became angry and lambasted the Attorney General for his decision to recuse from the investigation , stating, "How could you let this happen, Jeff?" 505 The President said the position of Attorney General was his most important appointment and that Sessions had " let [him] down ," contrasting him to Eric Holder and Robert Kennedy. 506 Sessions recalled that the President said to him , "you were supposed to protect me," or words to that effect. 507 The President returned to the consequences of the appointment and said, "Everyone tells me if you get one of these indep endent counsels it ruins your presidency. It takes years and years and I won 't be able to do anything. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me."

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Mueller Report: "Because we determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgement, we did not draw ultimate conclusions about the President's conduct. The evidence we obtained about the President's actions and intent presents difficult issues that would need to be resolved if we were making a traditional prosecutorial judgement. At the same time, if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgement. Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him. "

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They knew they had nothing of significance but had to cover everyone's tracks. They never imagined -- you never imagined -- they would come up this empty.

If you come for the King, you best not miss.

Counterpunches incoming.

You see Rosenstein yesterday? Rumor has it he still hasn't moved. He's scared stiff now that everyone knows he turned.

#751 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-04-19 04:11 PM | Reply

"It's almost like all the reporting was accurate, and the only thing they got wrong was how high the legal standard is for the president and his family to be charged with a crime."

The "they "referred to is the press, not Mueller's team.

#752 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-19 04:14 PM | Reply

Right, Gal. Got it.

The press you've been reading has been inaccurately spinning relatively insignificant details into one impeachable offense after another. That has been evident from your posts these past couple years, at least.

You think getting the significance of the story wrong over and over, breathlessly, is an innocent mistake? It's just the headlines, right? And the conclusions, right?

You've been reading propaganda.

And posting in defense of propaganda.

Sucks.

Sorry.

Always question your sources.

#753 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-04-19 04:29 PM | Reply

Some sincere advice, one American to the next:

Read the Mueller Report before you read more opinion pieces about the Mueller Report.

#754 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-04-19 04:38 PM | Reply

Regarding the 12 Russian military officers charged with hacking the emails and creating Guccifer 2.0:

"There is no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result."

- Rod Rosenstein

Also Rod Rosenstein:

"It should go without saying that people that are not charged with a crime also are presumed innocent."

I read Rosenstein's statement.

#755 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-04-19 05:03 PM | Reply

They knew they had nothing of significance but had to cover everyone's tracks. They never imagined -- you never imagined -- they would come up this empty.
#751 | Posted by DixvilleNotch

hahaha if they came up empty propagandists like you wouldnt have spend all your time trying to make people think they came up empty.

Back to the question you're too scared to answer: Is trump lying about russia trying to influence the election for trump or is the mueller report wrong about russia trying to influence the election for trump?

#756 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-19 06:24 PM | Reply

You're going to need to revise your magic question. Define "influence the election". Rosenstein said there is no allegation that hacking the emails changed the vote count or affected any election result. Tried, but did not change vote count or affect result. That's some magic bullet you think you have.

#757 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-04-19 06:50 PM | Reply

Did Trump say Russia didn't try? I don't think so.

Obama himself told us Russia was trying.

Obama also said our election couldn't be hacked.

#758 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-04-19 06:53 PM | Reply

I gotta quit you, guys!

#730 | Posted by comrade --------

Probably a good idea when you are getting your ass handed to you every post.

You need to scurry off to your "safe space" Hilljack and bunker down for the next decade or 2. Your political hero's and your favorite political party are starting to circle the drain.

#759 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-04-19 07:12 PM | Reply

It's almost like all the reporting was accurate, and the only thing they got wrong was how high the legal standard is for the president and his family to be charged with a crime."

The "they "referred to is the press, not Mueller's team.

#752 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

BINGO.

#760 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-04-19 07:16 PM | Reply

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We all need to get together a collection of cash so we can buy our little Russian friend Dix some comprehension/translation from English to Russian classes. He's floundering so bad I feel embarrassed for the little fella.

#761 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-04-19 07:18 PM | Reply

Starting to circle the drain?

The wheels have fallen off.

The administration is in chaos.

The walls are closing in.

Wait until the Mueller Report comes out.

You are a broken record. You guys ever going to read the report? Don't you want to know what cards you've actually been dealt instead of falling for more Lawfare propagands?

#762 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-04-19 07:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Look at you Retorters in your safe space, holding the line until Lawfare tells you what's in the Mueller Report.

Guys! You can read it for yourselves. Right?

#763 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-04-19 07:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We can and did. Thats how we know everything you say about it is the opposite of what the report says. Maybe if YOU read it you would stop trying to prove to us that the earth is flat and water is not wet.

#764 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-04-19 07:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You're going to need to revise your magic question. Define "influence the election". Rosenstein said there is no allegation that hacking the emails changed the vote count or affected any election result. Tried, but did not change vote count or affect result. That's some magic bullet you think you have.

#757 | Posted by DixvilleNotch

Why are you hiding behind semantics?

Let me help you:

Trump says Russia didn't try to help him win.
The report says Russia did try to help him win.

1.Is trump lying or is the report a fraud?
2. Why are you so scared to answer this simple question?

#765 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-19 07:57 PM | Reply

Link?

#766 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-04-19 08:17 PM | Reply

Link?

#766 | Posted by DixvilleNotch

Another dodge. Predictable and pathetic.

www.theatlantic.com

Is trump lying or is the report a fraud?

#767 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-19 08:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Has anyone noticed that the PDF version of the Mueller Report, which was released by the DOJ, is NOT searchable? It appears to be a scanned copy of a printed version of the report. This makes the file much larger than it needs to be as well as impossible to use any sort of search tool. It's been reported that this was done as it was the safest way to make sure that the redactions stay redacted. That's not true of course since there are PDF tools which will make all redacted content totally unreadable, no matter what anyone might try to circumvent the redaction process. However, it does make it very difficult for people to look for specific content or passages, which will only slow researchers and could lead to future problems if people attempt to use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software and it proves to be less than 100% error free.

OCU

#768 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-04-19 08:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#768 See if this works for you:

Explore a detailed view of the Mueller report

The Axios Visuals team pored over the Mueller report and categorized each passage of the text to note what events, people, organization and places are mentioned. We ended up categorizing over 2,500 bits of text, and found over 400 unique entities.
How it works: Want to see how many times former White House counsel Don McGahn pops up? Or the part where Mueller tosses the ball to Congress? Use the search tool and you can find anything you need. (Except the redacted parts. Sorry.)

www.axios.com

#769 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-19 08:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

You think getting the significance of the story wrong over and over, breathlessly, is an innocent mistake? It's just the headlines, right? And the conclusions, right?
You've been reading propaganda.
And posting in defense of propaganda.
Sucks.
Sorry.
Always question your sources.
#753 | Posted by DixvilleNotch

Excellent points of course, but most likely to fall on deaf and willing obtuse lefty ears here

Toss up on which group to laugh harder at, the leftist simpletons here or the mendacious hacks on CNN and MSNBC who have been pedaling this Russian Collusion nonsense for years now.

It's more than obvious that some (Ok virtually all of you leftists) need help, here it is, even comes with free shipping!

www.net32.com

#770 | Posted by Javelin at 2019-04-19 09:32 PM | Reply

"They never imagined -- you never imagined -- they would come up this empty.

If you come for the King, you best not miss."

You are insane. This President should be impeached. But no worries. Take a breath and take it slow. First Full Release. It's the Best Release!! You will feel so much better !! Then Mueller testifies. In public. Then the real fun begins. Trumpy (and America) is in for a Mr Toads Wild Ride. Democracy is messy. Wear a bib.

And you thought the ride was over.

😂

#771 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-19 10:49 PM | Reply

Speaks and LastTuesday are content to drive the bus into the ditch and set it on fire to help elect Trump to his second term.

Of course, the road ahead is long, and they've still got to tank Bernie with dirty tricks and make a case for Touchy-Feely-Joe.

Chaos is the plan through 2024.

#772 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-04-20 12:02 AM | Reply

And you thought the ride was over. #771 | POSTED BY DONNERBOIEEE

LOL. Of course not. the chaos has just begun. Dem's have no other plans for the future.

None. zip. nada. Except for a ---- patrol in San Fran.

#773 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-04-20 12:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"the chaos has just begun. Dem's have no other plans for the future."

The chaos began when Humpy with the help of the Russians took the White House and has Chaos been going on everyday since. Chaos is what you wanted and chaos is what you got. But it looks like it is Not going to end the way the Deplorables would like.

So now Trump gets investigated and maybe even indicted by Congress before it is over. If it is ever over for Humpy.

Too bad. And the Democrats can push their plans all they want and they do. Nothing moves without the Senate. Who are the ones pushing YOUR ----.

The democratic Congress as lead by Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been pushing through bills - to stop corruption, tighten gun laws, promote pay equality and shore up ObamaCare - that are obviously going to go nowhere in the GOP-led Senate.

#774 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-20 08:43 AM | Reply

Speaks and LastTuesday are content to drive the bus into the ditch and set it on fire to help elect Trump to his second term.

Of course, the road ahead is long, and they've still got to tank Bernie with dirty tricks and make a case for Touchy-Feely-Joe.

Chaos is the plan through 2024.

#772 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Wait so is electing trump bad? Then why do you defend him every post and attack his opponents?

If electing trump is bad then why are you doing your best to make it happen again?

#775 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-20 05:19 PM | Reply

- why are you doing your best to make it happen again?

Me? lol. you're a lunatic.

It's all going to happen on it's own, because Democrats have no plan but to cry chaos and tank Bernie.
Just wait until Chuck Todd and similar slime start warming up to Creepy Joe, explaining away all his creepy #metoo behavior...
while explaining with carefully constructed analysis that Bernie's plans suck.

Of course, Facebook and Twitter have banned all non-DNC approved language, so you won't have that to blame.

Go ahead. double-down on the Trump hate and screaming. I'm just trying to tell you that it's not a winning formula.

#776 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-04-20 07:19 PM | Reply

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