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Tue May 21, 2019, 12:15 PM

Either this is Bullshit or we are screwed: Mueller's team expressed reticence to him testifying...

NEWS: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team has expressed reticence to him testifying publicly in front of the House Judiciary Committee, according to sources familiar with the matter. His team has expressed that he does not want to appear political. w/@LauraAJarrett @jeremyherb










I am hoping that "Mueller's team" is a single DOJ rat, not Mueller himself, but perhaps hope is a passing fancy of mine, kp

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Reply Either this is Bullshit or we are screwed: Mueller's team expressed reticence to him testifying... (Original post)
kpete May 21 OP
COLGATE4 May 21 #1
Honeycombe8 May 21 #31
spanone May 21 #2
Skittles May 21 #3
California_Republic May 21 #4
Me. May 21 #5
CentralMass May 21 #6
uponit7771 May 21 #14
standingtall May 21 #7
davekriss May 21 #8
VOX May 21 #9
dalton99a May 21 #11
Deb May 21 #10
G_j May 21 #12
uponit7771 May 21 #13
standingtall May 21 #15
jalan48 May 21 #16
Duppers May 21 #23
Thomas Hurt May 21 #17
matt819 May 21 #18
stillcool May 21 #21
stillcool May 21 #19
FreepFryer May 21 #20
Mme. Defarge May 21 #22
Duppers May 21 #24
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:16 PM

1. Yep. We just got the sting. nt

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #1)

Tue May 21, 2019, 07:29 PM

31. It's not quite that, per what I read. He doesn't to testify publicly about the REDACTED parts.

I assume because the redacted parts were redacted because they're confidential. He would testify about those behind closed doors.

That's what I read.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:17 PM

2. It's not up to them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:17 PM

3. WHY won't people put AMERICA above their PARTY

THIS IS RIDICULOUS

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:18 PM

4. Gee... can we try that ?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:19 PM

5. INstitution Above Both Country & Law

so he's ok with what the traitor is doing?

Come down from Mount Olympus Mr. Mueller

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:20 PM

6. Too late. He appeared political when he punted on drawing obvious conclusions.

You would like to believe that there are at least some republicans with so integrity and patriotism with a sense to do the right thing. That doesn't appear to be the case.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #6)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:35 PM

14. +1, if the countries electoral system is really under threat then I doubt Mueller gives a damn about

... how he appears he'll do the right thing..

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:22 PM

7. Wait I thought his team was upset with how Barr misrepresented their report

So why wouln't they want to testify to set the record straight?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:24 PM

8. Note that it says, "his team says", not "Mueller says"

Who the heck is Mueller's team and why are they speaking for Mueller? Does Mueller agree with "his team"? Does the team consist of Trump and Barr?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:30 PM

9. Be wary of disinformation these days. It's an old KGB staple, and it is rampant.

One can usually spot it: “sources say,” “many people think,” “everyone knows,” and so on.

The White House serves it (not) fresh, daily.

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Response to VOX (Reply #9)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:32 PM

11. +1

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:31 PM

10. Perhaps he is busy

and we have allowed him to be so?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:32 PM

12. I am skeptical of this nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:34 PM

13. I really doubt Mueller is afraid of appearing anything but truthful and willing to cooperate.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:36 PM

15. I just remembered Mueller's team has like 18 investigators

If there is any truth to this is it all 18 members or 1 or 2 of them that have a problem with Mueller testifying publicly? He needs to testify publicly, because a private testimony is pretty much useless to us.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:37 PM

16. Not appearing is political.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #16)

Tue May 21, 2019, 05:46 PM

23. A.frikin.men!!

Mueller is straight-up "Law & Order" person and if he'd ignore a request or subpoena to appear before Congress, then

This smells. If it's true, we Dems should throw the book at him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:44 PM

17. neither did Comey and see what that got him...he still ended up being political

sack up Mueller, you were political the second you took the gig.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:55 PM

18. Not a worry troll

But. . .

On tv legal dramas, the saying goes that you don't ask a witness a question you don't already know the answer to.

I think that's the problem here for Democrats. For all that we put our hopes on the Mueller report, it has been - or at least so far appeared to be - a dud. My fear is that direct questions will result in him saying, no, there's no legal basis for obstruction. Or, sure, there were a lot of indications of conspiracy with the Russians, but no evidence that would justify an indictment. And he's certainly ot going to offer an opinion that, sure, Trump is guilty as hell on obstruction and conspiracy, but we just can't prove it.

Same with McGahn.

I don't know about McGahn's history, but Mueller has a spotless (I think) history of just doing his damn job. He prosecuted bad guys, and they went to jail. He rose to the highest levels of the DOJ. I haven't seen anyone describe him as anything other than a man of honor.

But. . . he and McGahn are still Republicans, maybe of the old school, but still, Republicans. We all know we are in uncharted waters, and it will only be the courage of Republicans to break the stranglehold. And, let's face it. There's no such thing as a courageous Republican.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #18)

Tue May 21, 2019, 01:13 PM

21. I think obstruction is provable...

but Mueller chose not to indict a sitting President, because of the sitting President part. The part about the Trump campaign working alongside the Russians to eff up our elections is what is not provable...but the obstruction part we see every damn day.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:56 PM

19. yeah, that team...

with no names could be anyone. Maybe instead of jail-time for those who don't answer subpoenas, they could go into witness protection, and testify in an undisclosed location.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:58 PM

20. Of course he doesn't want to appear political, nor risk compromising assets and sources...

...but it's too late for that now. He'll get some of what he wants, but not most.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 01:20 PM

22. Is testifying publicly a national security concern?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 05:54 PM

24. How can testifying/ telling the TRUTH be political?!

Not answering questions is cowardly!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 05:57 PM

25. Straight up COWARD move. I thought this guy fought in Nam. Bonespurs and Barr got the best of him

and he doesn't care. SO DISGUSTED.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 06:02 PM

26. "Mueller Team" being

all those guys who wrote all those summaries, that were redacted? Interesting. The whole thing stinks. And Muellers past his expiry date w the goofy shit.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 06:05 PM

27. They don't want to "appear political" if it harms Republicans.

They don't seem to care if it harms Democrats, or the country.

This is why we are living in a tyranny of the minority.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 06:30 PM

28. Not up to Mueller.

Up to Congress and their bosses, We the People.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 07:18 PM

29. I've said, not often due to knowing it is unpopular here...

Anyone having hope that Mueller, no matter what he found would be the end of Trump is going to feel screwed.

The republicans are all in. Have been from the git-go. Even if Mueller called him a traitor there will be no conviction

It’s always been about 18, which only controlled the damage and now 2020. Where we can end it and start repairing the country.

Everything else is just noise.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 07:24 PM

30. Who was the source?

Color me a tad skeptical here. Was if some DOJ spokesperson under Barr's thumb? Someone who worked under Mueller who was speaking off the cuff and speaking his own views? Or someone who was speaking on behalf of the whole group with the full knowledge and consent of Mueller?

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