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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Former independent counsel during the Clinton administration Ken Starr changed his tune big time Friday and said Democrats shouldn't pursue impeachment against President Donald Trump because "it's so bad for the country."

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"The American people want stability," he added.

Then they should stop voting for Republicans.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-20 02:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3


It is interesting to see the contrast between Pres Reagan when he was investigated, and Pres Trump when he is investigated...

REAGAN PLEDGES TO ACT QUICKLY ON FINDINGS
www.sun-sentinel.com

...President Reagan, pointing to a Tower Commission report that depicts him as a lax manager of mistaken policies, pledged Thursday to act promptly on the contents of "whatever this report says."

The authors of the report on the Iran/Contra affair depicted the president as aloof, confused and poorly informed about the execution of policies that he strongly believed in, giving too much free rein to a deceptive group of advisers on the National Security Council.

"I pledge to the American people today that I will do whatever is necessary to enact the proper reforms and to meet the challenges ahead," the president said, looking strained and somber....



#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-20 10:42 PM | Reply

Now, of course he is.

GOP philosophy on full display.

#3 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-04-21 09:05 AM | Reply

Ken Starr spent $75,000,000 t5o uncover a BJ, Mueller spends a fraction of that that reveal real conspiracy with Russians to affect our elections and Republicans really seem to think we should just move on and not impeach this SOB? Ridiculous and I would say that directly to Nancy Pelosi who I admire but disagree with about this. It is mandatory that we impeach Trump and then put it to the Republicans to show their true colors when true crimes are proven against him. Make then display their lack of patriotism and respect for justice and the truth.
This President just put America in debt to the tune of 2 trillion dollars for nothing, what more will he do to destroy our country? We don't know because he is freaking crazy and more worried about his own business than he is about this nation.
We could even take him down just on the Emoluments Clause which he is obviously in violation of.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-21 09:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just as Trump's crimes are dwarfed by the Bush Crime family so also Bill Clinton's affair was a problem between Hillary and Bill and unworthy of the government resources expended on it. We are ruled by a ruthless minority party that pulls out all the stops to prevent the more popular Democrat party from having a voice, in elections, in legislation, in the Courts, and in the application of law. Republicans will break any law to hold power and frequently get away with it. In just one State, critical to Trump's electoral victory, Wisconsin is populated by voters who support liberal policies by an overwhelming 70%, yet Democrats hold 36% of the seats in the legislature, through intense gerrymandering. Its the same in Texas, Ohio, Kansas, Pennsylvania and Florida, where vote purging as a political weapon is used alongside gerrymandering.

#5 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-04-21 10:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

After the Baylor debacle Ken Starr has no room to discuss matters of law or decency. All the Dotards toadies and tweets cannot clean the stain on the country left by the Trump crime syndicate. And the criminal activity and signs of mental illness will only get worse between now and November 2020. Remember the ‘Never Trumpers'? They will reappear next year, and a bit more forceful this time...

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2019-04-21 01:48 PM | Reply

Perjury is a crime. Attempted obstruction of justice pertaining to an investigation of behavior that did not rise to criminal acts is not a crime. Can you see the difference? #impeach45

#7 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2019-04-21 05:34 PM | Reply

Attempted obstruction of justice pertaining to an investigation of behavior that did not rise to criminal acts is not a crime.

#7 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2019-04-21 05:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

According to whom? I'd like to see the case law or the wording of the law where you get that supposed "fact" from.

Here's the actual wording of the law (from Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute"): 18 U.S.C. § 1503 defines "obstruction of justice" as an act that "corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice."

Further they state: "Someone obstructs justice when that person has a specific intent to obstruct or interfere with a judicial proceeding. For a person to be convicted of obstructing justice, that person must not only have the specific intent to obstruct the proceeding, but that person must know (1) that a proceeding was actually pending at the time; and (2) there must be a connection between the endeavor to obstruct justice and the proceeding, and the person must have knowledge of this connection.

§ 1503 applies only to federal judicial proceedings. Under 18 U.S.C. § 1505, however, a defendant can be convicted of obstruction of justice by obstructing a pending proceeding before Congress or a federal administrative agency. A pending proceeding could include an informal investigation by an executive agency."

I don't see anything there that says there has to actually be criminal behavior under investigation, or even if the person committing the obstruction has to be the subject of the investigation. Maybe one of our resident lawyers can step in and interpret, but it seems pretty clear to me it doesn't matter whether the investigation actually found criminal behavior or not, it just has to be a "judicial proceeding", including "an informal investigation by an executive agency." If the investigation's failure to establish criminality were fatal to the claim of obstruction of justice, then as long as my obstruction were successful enough, I couldn't be charged with a crime. That would seem to be a perverse interpretation that would encourage obstruction.

#8 | Posted by StatsPlease at 2019-04-21 07:03 PM | Reply

Of course Starr would say this.

Republicans LIVE by the double standard.

It isn't going unnoticed by the American public.

Think the midterms were a bloodbath for Republicans? Just wait until next year!

#9 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-04-21 08:59 PM | Reply

"Perjury is a crime. Attempted obstruction of justice pertaining to an investigation of behavior that did not rise to criminal acts is not a crime. Can you see the difference? #impeach45"

An impeachment can charge a President with a crime about anything the House of Representatives wants to consider a crime.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-22 08:26 AM | Reply

Trump is guilty of not being Hillary. If Trump would go back to being a Democrat this would all go away.

#11 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-04-22 10:38 AM | Reply

Trump is guilty of not being Hillary.

I missed this part of Mueller's report. Can you provide a link?

#12 | Posted by dylanfan at 2019-04-22 01:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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