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Friday, April 19, 2019

No, Mueller did not find a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, and no, he did not conclude that President Trump had obstructed justice. But Mueller emphatically did not find that there had been "no collusion" either.

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"Indeed, he described in page after damning page a dramatic pattern of Russian outreach to figures close to the president, including to Trump's campaign and his business; Mueller described receptivity to this outreach on the part of those figures; he described a positive eagerness on the part of the Trump campaign to benefit from illegal Russian activity and that of its cutouts; he described serial lies about it all.

And he described as well a pattern of behavior on the part of the president in his interactions with law enforcement that is simply incompatible with the president's duty to "take care" that the laws are "faithfully executed" -- a pattern Mueller explicitly declined to conclude did not obstruct justice."
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So, according to Lawfare, the "No Collusion, No Obstruction!" in the Report claims by Trump's sycophants
are just more unpatriotic Trumpish spin on the Report that concluded no such thing.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-19 12:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Appendix: Instances of Obstruction in the Mueller Report

www.lawfareblog.com

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-19 12:14 PM | Reply

OoJ is an impeachable offense, but not worthy of removal. See historical Senate voting. Perjury, too...insignificant.

#3 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-04-19 12:38 PM | Reply

OoJ is an impeachable offense, but not worthy of removal. See historical Senate voting. Perjury, too...insignificant.

#4 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-04-19 12:38 PM | Reply

Even a Hearing is worthy of running a crook out of office... see Richard Nixon.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-19 12:41 PM | Reply

Barr knew that if he had release Mueller's report without clearing Trump of obstruction and without writing his deceptive memorandum first, Mueller's report would have been immediately seen for the damming report it is. Everything Barr did, including not having Mueller there yesterday to answer questions, has been a PR stunt to try and get ahead of the real story contained within the report, and it worked with the MAGA diehards. Only time will tell how well it worked with the rest of the country.

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-19 12:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 5

The Report proved Barr to be every bit the GOP Fixer he has always been. I would say his reputation has been ruined like so many others associated with Trump, but in his case it has only been embellished among the unpatriotic true believer rwing establishment.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-19 12:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I think it was Jeffy who was saying yesterday he was waiting to see what Lawfare had to say.........

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-19 01:17 PM | Reply

Mueller works for Putin? You know, considering his history that sort of makes sense...

But he's loyal, and will never break his silence.

#9 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-04-19 03:06 PM | Reply

Mueller works for Putin? You know, considering his history that sort of makes sense...
But he's loyal, and will never break his silence.

#9 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT

Look who is trying to make Sniper look smart.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-04-19 05:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

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Look who is trying to make Sniper look smart.

Talk about taking one for the team...

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-04-19 05:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

You libs are so igorant that you don't even know when someone is pulling your little legs. What a bunch of loosers.

#12 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-19 06:06 PM | Reply

What a bunch of loosers.

You'd be more credible if you did not consistently use "loosers" as an actual word.

Well, in actuality, it would probably take more than that.

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-04-19 06:53 PM | Reply

You Trumpers are so ignorant that you don't even know when someone is pounding you in the rear. What a bunch of loosers.

#12 | Posted by Sniper

Fixed that for you including the spelling. Dude are you a boomer going senile? Just curious.

#14 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-04-19 07:02 PM | Reply

OoJ is an impeachable offense, but not worthy of removal. See historical Senate voting. Perjury, too...insignificant.

#4 | Posted by Petrous

The significance of perjury depends on what the perjury is about.

Lying about what day you ate a sandwich? Pretty insignificant.

Lying about whether or not you had help from america's enemies is taking control of america? Pretty significant.

#15 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-19 07:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

But Mueller emphatically did not find that there had been "no collusion" either.

On the contrary, the report found plenty of collusion:

The Mueller report contains hundreds of pages detailing collusion -- behaviors that include encouraging, facilitating and being receptive to efforts by Russia and its partners, like WikiLeaks, to influence the election -- but the attorney general concluded that there was "no underlying collusion with Russia." This was based on his conclusion that Mr. Mueller did not find evidence of a criminal conspiracy. In short, "collusion" is now the same as "conspiracy," and without proof beyond a reasonable doubt of the latter, the former doesn't exist.

www.nytimes.com

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-19 09:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Dude are you a boomer going senile? Just curious.
#14 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

I'll answer on SNIPER's behalf:

Yes.

#17 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-04-20 06:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#16 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

Maybe it's time for Congress to pass a law making collusion a crime.

If there's anything positive to come from this, it should be how NOT to behave during a campaign and after an election.

#18 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-04-20 06:09 PM | Reply

"Maybe it's time for Congress to pass a law making collusion a crime."

BINGO!

Even if Trumpy is never impeached Congress needs the Full Release (Full Release is the Best Release!!) in order to craft any necessary laws to prevent this from ever happening again. They need to know the full extent of the Penetration. So we can craft the proper protections for our future intercourses with Foreign Cyber Whores.

And perhaps even for our intercourses with actual Whores, too!!

$130,000-$150,000 does seems a bit excessive for a Full Release!!! No one should be forced to pay that much!! The Whore industry is completely out of control!!

Since that is really preventive care anyway ( they say it keeps you from getting yourself in trouble in airport bathrooms) then Obamacare should cover it with no deductible.

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-21 10:40 AM | Reply

Lotta wing flapping.

#20 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-04-21 01:28 PM | Reply

"He hasn't committed a crime, so clearly it's time to change the laws".....?? Come on, folks.

We normal people have access to such a small amount of data, about this issue and every issue.

Yet both sides use this report to confirm what they already wanted to believe.

We need to do a better job as citizens. Beginning with separating emotion and data processing. Negative emotional reactions muddle data acquisition and processing, but are far easier and more comfortable, especially when affirmed by others who share them. Look at where it's gotten us.

#21 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-04-21 01:41 PM | Reply

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