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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 11:38 PM

George Conway: Trump is a cancer on the presidency. Congress should remove him.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-conway-trump-is-a-cancer-on-the-presidency-congress-should-remove-him/2019/04/18/e75a13d8-6220-11e9-bfad-36a7eb36cb60_story.html

George Conway: Trump is a cancer on the presidency. Congress should remove him.
By George T. Conway III
April 18 at 8:09 PM

So it turns out that, indeed, President Trump was not exonerated at all, and certainly not “totally” or “completely,” as he claimed. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III didn’t reach a conclusion about whether Trump committed crimes of obstruction of justice — in part because, while a sitting president, Trump can’t be prosecuted under long-standing Justice Department directives, and in part because of “difficult issues” raised by “the President’s actions and intent.” Those difficult issues involve, among other things, the potentially tricky interplay between the criminal obstruction laws and the president’s constitutional authority, and the difficulty in proving criminal intent beyond a reasonable doubt.

Still, the special counsel’s report is damning. Mueller couldn’t say, with any “confidence,” that the president of the United States is not a criminal. He said, stunningly, that “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.” Mueller did not so state.

That’s especially damning because the ultimate issue shouldn’t be — and isn’t — whether the president committed a criminal act. As I wrote not long ago, Americans should expect far more than merely that their president not be provably a criminal. In fact, the Constitution demands it.

The Constitution commands the president to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” It requires him to affirm that he will “faithfully execute the Office of President” and to promise to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.” And as a result, by taking the presidential oath of office, a president assumes the duty not simply to obey the laws, civil and criminal, that all citizens must obey, but also to be subjected to higher duties — what some excellent recent legal scholarship has termed the “fiduciary obligations of the president.”

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Reply George Conway: Trump is a cancer on the presidency. Congress should remove him. (Original post)
dalton99a Apr 2019 OP
Initech Apr 2019 #1
Cha Apr 2019 #2
SunSeeker Apr 2019 #3
awesomerwb1 Apr 2019 #4
SunSeeker Apr 2019 #5
awesomerwb1 Apr 2019 #6
SunSeeker Apr 2019 #7
awesomerwb1 Apr 2019 #8

Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 11:40 PM

1. Trump is a symptom. Fox News is the real problem.

Until we get Fox's iron grip on our government pried off, expect a million more Trumps and McConnells ruining things.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 11:41 PM

2. Yeah, and your wife

is assisting.

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 11:59 PM

3. Yeah, I don't get that relationship.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:09 AM

4. It's pretty simple.

It's like a game to them. They're playing both sides for future gain $$.

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Response to awesomerwb1 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:10 AM

5. Wow, that's really cynical, but the only thing that makes sense.

Still, I can't imagine being in that kind of marriage.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:17 AM

6. You haven't been paying attention then....

Watch videos of KellyAnne talking about trump when she was working for Cruz. It won't seem "really cynical" anymore. At all.

They are both opportunists. They will both sell their souls to the highest bidder, especially her.

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Response to awesomerwb1 (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:28 AM

7. I've paid attention. I saw her video bashing Trump. She definitely sells to the highest bidder.

But up until she started working for Trump, her and hubby were on the same page. Even if they're trying to cover all bases, I can't imagine working for a creep who bashes my spouse--nationally. I guess there's nothing Conway won't do for money, and her hubby is ok with that. I still can't imagine living that kind of life.

And if they were just covering all bases, why wasn't George pro-Trump when she was anti-Trump?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:57 AM

8. ok

And if they were just covering all bases, why wasn't George pro-Trump when she was anti-Trump?


Big difference between working in a campaign vs working for a president. (last post)

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