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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:41 PM

House Dems urge emergency hearing on Whitaker

Source: Politico




By KYLE CHENEY 11/08/2018 10:56 AM EST Updated 11/08/2018 11:42 AM EST

House Democrats pleaded with Republicans on Thursday to hold an emergency hearing on the appointment of Matthew Whitaker to temporarily run the Justice Department and with it, special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Judiciary Committee Democrats, in a letter to the panel's Republican chairman, Bob Goodlatte, said Whitaker's "well-documented hostility" toward Mueller's probe places the investigation at "grave risk."

"President Trump has therefore paved the way not only to curtail the investigation, but also to dismiss the special counsel," they wrote.

Trump appointed Whitaker to succeed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose strained relationship with Trump foreshadowed his ouster the day after the midterm elections. Whitaker has a long track record of making critical comments about Mueller's investigation, saying he may have exceeded his scope and suggesting ways to starve it of resources.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/08/house-dems-emergency-hearing-whitaker-975333

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:42 PM

1. wasting their breaths. the traitor pukes are going to dig their heels in.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:49 PM

2. Fox's Napolitano says Whitaker not legally qualified

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:56 PM

3. STOP FUCKING PLEADING AND START GOTTDAMN DEMANDING!

Get off your damn knees democrats, put some steel in your back. This is a war.

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Response to The Liberal Lion (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:10 PM

7. THIS ...

Our side is WAY TOO F***ING NICE ...

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Response to The Liberal Lion (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:11 PM

11. We don't have the majority until January.

But we have an immediate problem. It's likely Trump was advised to act during the window between the elections and the change in power.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:26 PM

14. Exactly

Seems like some here on DU either don't seem understand Democrats can't "demand" anything yet, or they are just playing the old divide and conquer game. There is an old saying about war. "If your enemies are united, then you must divide them". I have seen that strategy many times over the years here on DU, especially during during elections,, but lately it seems almost daily that I see this going on.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:57 PM

4. Of course not. Illegitimate presidents appoint illegitimate people.

No one legitimate would have taken it. That's how IQ45 rolls. Lots of dirty laundry...lots of ways to control.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:00 PM

5. It is going to be awsome then the house power is in Dem hands - January!

When they want an emergency hearing - they will have one!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:09 PM

6. Had we not won the House on Tues, I'd give this a snowballs chance in Hell ...

But since we DID win, and since many of these same Republicans are going to be OUT of authority soon ... there may be JUST ENOUGH of them thinking 'ya know, Trump is what f***ed us on Tuesday' ... to make the lapdog GOP leadership seriously consider actually doing something to thwart this ILLEGAL ACT by Trump.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:20 PM

8. Whitaker needs to be first one impeached

When aDems take over House just like Alberto Gonzales and for the same reason. He is threatening bogus criminal investigations of House Dems for political reasons.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:29 PM

9. The Republicans are pushing it to the extreme. It appears that they what an open confrontation.

I think that our representatives had better be on guard to stop the Republicans from inciting actually riots. This could be their tactics to declare martial law and grant authoritarian powers to the presidency. Perhaps the Democrats should go as far as actually charging the Republicans with fermenting rebellion to seize control of government.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:41 PM

10. More obstruction of justice

but Republicans don't care.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:15 PM

12. republicans are just setting themselves up

For an even larger amount of republicans to become voted out of office next election , and this last one was an indication they aren't going to escape justice. Anyone conspiring with them will suffer their consequences, and everyone should remember that at their sentencing hearings. Corrupt criminals will all be held accountable for what they've done ,and for what they're doing to this country. Every one of them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:59 PM

13. Which is why we're protesting in cities across the country at 5:00 PM local time today.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:37 PM

15. House Dems can either promise or threat

Just threaten them with an investigation of some sort in January. One we don't really care about, but they will.

Don't make them any promises to *not* investigate something.

Play by their rules. Threaten them. They respond to that.

They don't respond to requests or niceness.

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