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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:39 AM

Opinion: We don't need the Mueller report

https://www.dw.com/en/opinion-we-dont-need-the-mueller-report/a-48395165

Opinion: We don't need the Mueller report

Date 18.04.2019
Author Oliver Sallet

The Mueller report has finally been published, and Donald Trump thinks he's the winner. His regular Twitter tirades about a "witch hunt" and "fake news" have grown even louder.

But the mud-slinging has only just begun. The Democrats and Republicans are going to fight over the truth and what should become public. Thankfully, the American people can sit back and relax. They don't need to read special counsel Robert Mueller's 400-page report, because they already know enough.

Obviously people want to know what exactly Mueller means when he says he can't conclusively say whether or not Trump obstructed justice. After all, the report acknowledges that he repeatedly stood in the way of the investigation.

However, we already knew the most important points before the report was published, because Trump has behaved suspiciously from the start. He fired FBI Director James Comey after he launched the Russia investigation, and even the president himself later said it was the reason he fired him. When Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from overseeing Mueller's work, Trump deemed him persona non grata. He eventually replaced Sessions with William Barr, who had publicly criticized the Russia investigation.

This is not the behavior of an innocent person, but rather someone with something to hide. Trump has damaged the office of the US president like no other before him.
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nitpicker Apr 2019 OP
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lagomorph777 Apr 2019 #3
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Nitram Apr 2019 #5

Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:48 AM

1. Subpoenas, testimony under oath and an unredacted copy of the Mueller Report

should move things along and rid US of drumpf et al.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:22 AM

2. Trump's tax returns and financial statments will be his downfall.

Once we have Trump's financial and business records, all the back door Russia transactions will be the evidence to impeach him.

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Response to machI (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:42 AM

3. Mueller didn't even touch tax returns and finances, nor other types of corruption.

Mueller's tiny (but important) Russia scope is just the tip of the shitpile. Trump and his minions are brazenly corrupt in a host of domains, and Dems are derelict if they don't investigate ALL OF IT.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:48 AM

4. Yes, we DO need the report

regardless if it confirms what most of us already knew, because the report lays out chapter and verse and lays the groundwork for impeachment hearings

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:03 PM

5. "we already knew the most important points before the report was published" Not so fast!

The value of the report is that it is backed by solid evidence from many sources. It is not just anecdotal and hearsay. The report is invaluable in establishing a permanent record of the Trump's obstruction of justice, and Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

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