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Thu Apr 19, 2018, 06:16 PM

Ok, I Wanna Know Why Everybody Keeps Saying Trump Is Not a Target.

Now Rosenstein is reassuring the guy that Mueller's investigation is not about him.

I'm getting mighty tired of this crap. Mighty tired.

Why do they keep doing this? Everybody and their momma know they're looking at him - or at least SHOULD be.

What the hell is going on?

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 06:27 PM

1. Meaningless. USDOJ doesn't name an individual as a "target" until they are ready to charge.

Ignoring for the moment the issue as to whether or not a sitting President can be indicted or not, claiming Trump is NOT a target today means nothing in terms of changing that designation tomorrow, weeks, or months from now-- whenever DOJ was ready to do so.

Trump doesn't know the difference between a "subject" and a "target" and his legal team are likely intentionally not trying to educate him for fear of a "firing" freak out.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 06:31 PM

2. If it gets Trump off his back, why not? Every informed person understands

that anyone who's a "subject" TODAY may suddenly find himself a "target" TOMORROW.

A witness is often just a witness. But a subject is often a potential target -- and will remain so, till a case against him is fully developed.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 06:51 PM

7. Sanity. Thank you.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 06:34 PM

3. He IS a "subject" -- and can become a target at any given time

 

One explanation I saw by one of the many panelists on MSNBC a while back was that there are subjects that never become targets, subjects that may become targets, and subjects which most surely WILL become targets. I personally think Trump better be in the last category. Hell, there's enough circumstantial evidence to send 5 people to the electric chair (well, if they were capital crimes and I don't think they are, unless they can dredge up treason).

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 06:36 PM

4. Unless they are getting ready to charge, one is not a target.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 06:43 PM

5. Trumps's mini-brain

translates that into believing he is not under investigation. Maybe people tell him that to get him to shut up, not that it works, and put a temporary stop to the ranting.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 06:45 PM

6. Shhhh. We don't want to agitate the spoiled toddler until it's actually time to see doctor.

His tantrums are epic, and he doesn't like getting his shots, even when we promise he'll get two scoops of ice cream afterward.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 20, 2018, 01:19 AM

17. My FAVORITE answer! It's 100% correct, and explained in such a way that paints the

real picture. Just... SOOOO well done!

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 06:51 PM

8. Law enforcement can lie. They do it all the time. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 07:06 PM

10. Ahh no, more internet lawyer BS.

The Department of Justice has strict guidelines on labeling people in its investigation. If they lie they can be disbarred. No DOJ attorney is going to do that.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 07:46 PM

11. My understanding of the rule is a target must be notified they are one before they appear

before a grand jury. Drumpf hasn't even agreed to an interview.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 11:27 PM

15. The DOJ lawyers can not lie.

That is my point.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 06:54 PM

9. The Keyword is, "YET".

Trump is the brass ring, the cherry on top, the grand prize, and the FBI will be checking, double checking and cross checking to make sure they get everything wrapped up perfectly before the day of the big reveal when they drop the bomb on Trump.

Also, by letting Trump think that he's free and clear after pulling off his monstrous hoax and flimflamming the stupid FBI, there's every likelihood that he'll do something even dumber.

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Response to procon (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 07:54 PM

13. Agree, it's all a question of semantics

and the need to stop Trump from flipping his lid and start a sacking spree.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 07:51 PM

12. Some TV pundits (former law enforcement officials) said its because a sitting Pres can't be indicted

hence he would technically not be considered a target that Mueller could charge with crimes. However even though many experts think Mueller cannot indict him, he can recommend charges to Congress for basis of impeachment.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 07:56 PM

14. I know the running consensus on this board is that Trump is too stupid to read between the lines

And I certainly wouldn't argue the point....

But surely someone has mentioned to him that not being a target today doesn't mean he won't be a target tomorrow.

I mean, somebody over there has to have told him.

Right?

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2018, 01:10 AM

16. Kick

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