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July 26, 2017

How do Republican's get away with pushing things like their HC plan without everyone on Earth

saying "Holy shit! That is some fucked up morally deplorable dog shit!"

It's like, lets take the worst possible idea for the middle class and the poor and run with it and yet they STILL don't lose that much support????? What the fuck is wrong with half of this country? Seriously? It's like they could start a bill to murder children for no good reason and the base would be "Well, I am not too keen on murdering children but they are still against the brown people and that is good enough for me."

I am at a fucking loss for this country? It's mind boggling Twilight Zone shit going on here!

July 25, 2017

So if Trump fires Mueller how does that impact the investigations already started by Mueller?

Is that really going to have much impact on the investigations? How did Nixon get impeached after he fired the special prosecutor? They say by Nixon firing the special prosecutor it was the beginning of the end for Nixon. It is generally seen as a mistake.

July 22, 2017

The Law Says President Trump Cant Just Fire Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller

According to reports, President Donald Trump is considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller who was appointed to lead the investigation between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Chris Ruddy, Trump’s friend and CEO of Newsmax told PBS’ Judy Woodruff that Trump is considering terminating the newly appointed special counsel after reports surfaced Trump allies were turning their fire on him. Mueller has come under some criticism for his close relationship with Comey, and over the fact that he interviewed for the job of FBI director after Trump fired Comey.

Jay Sekulow, an attorney on Trump’s personal legal team, told ABC News that the president has authority to take action if he wants. But, is this true? Can Trump really act by himself and fire the special prosecutor? Isn’t that the entire point of having Mueller appointed– to keep him independent? The law is pretty clear: Trump can not take unilateral action and fire Mueller (however, read this article to the end, there is a small wrinkle that Trump can explore).

According 8 CFR 600.7:

(d) The Special Counsel may be disciplined or removed from office only by the personal action of the Attorney General. The Attorney General may remove a Special Counsel for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies. The Attorney General shall inform the Special Counsel in writing of the specific reason for his or her removal.

“In this case, the Deputy Attorney General since Attorney General (Sessions) is recused, can do it, and only for good cause,” Norm Eisen, an attorney and fellow at the Brookings Institute explained to LawNewz.com. “Now, Trump could order the Deputy Attorney General to do it. Something similar happened with Nixon during the Saturday Night Massacre, and both the Attorney General and the next in line refused to comply with the order. Finally after they were both fired Robert Bork complied. Of course, the result was that Nixon’s end was not far away.”

So that would mean that Trump would have to order Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire Mueller. If he refused to do it, Trump could fire him until he found someone at the Department of Justice that would agree to fire the special prosecutor. However, there is one small caveat that could give Trump’s lawyers some wiggle room.



July 15, 2017

I think what is just coming out on Trump is the tip of the iceberg.

There has been a steady stream of dirt for months and I don't suspect it will end soon and probably as the FBI digs deeper a lot worse crimes like money laundering, which can take months to sort out will break. Think about the Clinton probes, they went on for years and found virtually nothing. This has just started and it's like a steady stream of diarrhea and soon the toilet is going to overflow.
July 15, 2017

I really don't know how the GOP is going to be able to handle this escalating Trump scandal

The racist base who LOVES Trump is going to be pissed if the moderates start distancing themselves from Trump or party leaders start to attack him. The racist Tea Party radical types in congress in safe districts will need to stay loyal to Trump while the moderates in swing areas will need to distance themselves from him. The Republicans in swing districts may be in real danger here. If they turn on Trump they piss off the base and if they don't they piss off the moderates and any democratic voters in their districts.

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