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With Respect To Trump Answering Mueller Questions By Himself - If I Were Trump's Lawyers.....

I would sit him down and give him the questions and say to him - I want you to read these questions and answer each question in your own words. Donald I want you to put down on paper your interpretation of your answers to each question.

We know that Trump lies. We can count on him to lie in answering each question. Getting Trump to answer in his own words allows his lawyers to review each answer and to recognize his lies. This gives them a chance to see that which would get him in trouble and to perhaps point those obvious lies out to him. It gives them a chance to wordsmith his answers (massage them) to smooth over the lies.

It would also give him the opportunity to say that he answered each question by himself. So when Trump today said he answered each question by himself - I believe him.

I got to believe that Trump has even lied to his lawyers and if they were given the task of answering these questions - they really couldn't do it. Either they would be dragged into lying for him and I don't think they want to be in that position or they could possibly make the situation worse.

At least this way - they can do an honest review of his answers and pick out those sensitive parts that would get him in trouble based on what they know about the events that took place.

They are in a no-win situation with a known liar as their client - that compounds the lies every time he speaks or tweets. I think that they are smart enough to know that Trump has even lied to them - his lawyers.

I don't think we'll ever get an opportunity to see the questions or the answers. What we will probably hear about are those answers that contradict other testimony that Mueller got from all his other interviews. We'll learn of the inconsistencies between Trump and the others.

And when the hammer comes down on Trump from Mueller - Trump will just blame his lawyers for their coaching and wordsmithing of his answers. We all know that Trump always needs someone to blame as he does no wrong.

Does Trump Know How To Drive A Car?....

I don't have a reason for asking. Just curious? Ever since I heard he thinks you need an ID to buy cereal I got to wondering if he drives.

Rick Scott Should Be Ashamed Of Himself.....

Voting and tabulating the voting in Florida has been problematic and really manifested itself back in Bush v Gore days. Given that - Scott as Governor of the State should have done something to improve the voting process in the State. He certainly had enough time as Governor to do that.

Here we are in 2018 and it is evident that nothing has been done to improve on the system. It's as bad today as it was almost 20 years ago. In my opinion - Scott has failed as Governor and now he wants to represent the State as a Senator. Come on now. What's wrong with the People of Florida rewarding this guy to represent them as Senator?

He failed as Governor and he'll fail as Senator. He's not interested in doing anything for the People of Florida. He's only in it for himself.

Offense - Defense......

Bill Nelson in Florida should have gone on the offense the other night and claim funny business in voting in Florida and he should have put Rick Scott on the defense.

Yesterday, however, Scott went on the offense in Florida.

He suggested there was “rampant fraud” and called for law enforcement to investigate two counties over their election practices as his lead in the state’s U.S. Senate race continued to shrink Thursday evening.

He repeatedly accused liberals of trying to “steal” the election from him in Broward and Palm Beach counties. He called out the Democratic supervisors of elections by name saying every Floridian should be concerned there may be rampant fraud happening in Palm Beach and Broward counties. He offered no specific evidence of fraud, saying only that the counties were the only two in the state where there were irregularities.

He put the Dems and Bill Nelson on the defense now and vowed he'd fight to keep his win. He appeared on Fox News to also make these same statements.

Too bad Nelson didn't draw first blood and put Scott on the defense. Now if the race is overturned and goes to Nelson - the fight will continue and this race might not be resolved for a long time.

Trump's Use Of The Term 'The Embrace' In Relation To Repugs That Lost....

their seat in Congress sounds like something you would hear said in a 'Godfather' movie.

How Did Whitaker Get So High Up In The DOJ?.....

Who hired him in the first place? Did they vett him as I understand he's had a checkered past? How long has he been employed in the DOJ? What qualified him for a job in the DOJ? How much contact has he had with Trump?

This Post Begs The Question - What Will Mueller's Report Have To Prove....

in order to stop Trump once and for all?

Really - all this time that Mueller has been investigating Trump - Trump has been out there using his bully pulpit to taint the jury pool (half of the American public). He's called the Press/Media - the enemy of the people; he's belittled the FBI and the DOJ; he's gotten away with all sorts of things that other presidents couldn't have gotten away with. He uses one news network as his mouthpiece. He's supported racists. He calls himself a nationalist (white implied). He's attacked women, gays, immigrants. Just about every thing he says is a lie. He's basically gotten away with all of that up to now. Though we all know this - there just ain't nothing anyone can do about any of this.

He just shoves our noses in it and laughs at us. Everything he does is rationalized as "that is just Trump being Trump". All his erratic behavior has been normalized.

So I ask - what will stop him? What does Mueller's report have to say that will put a stop to Trump?

I know that a lot of the American People will welcome Mueller's report - but I ask - will it be effective in anyway to stop the madness. We know Trump's supporters will follow him and support him no matter what it says. We know the impotent Repug's will just circle the wagons around him. We know that he's stacked the courts - SCOTUS included. We know that he will use the power of the pardon to give a get out of jail card to his partners in crime.

Will more indictments of more of his cronies even help?

I really feel sick bringing up all this. I've been demoralized in the two years that he's been around. I wake up every morning and check DU to see what crazy thing he's done or said and what kind of trouble he's brought on to this country. I want it to stop - but I'm not sure if even Mueller can make it stop.

Have There Been Any Postings On The Voter Turnout For The Midterms?....

I'm curious as to the numbers of people that came out to vote in the Midterms. We were saying that it would take record number of voters to beat the Repugs. Did we in fact have record number of voters?

I'm On A Quest To Find The Ideal Tomato Pizza Sauce....

To me it's the sauce that makes the pizza. I don't like sweet pizza sauces. I like the savory tomato flavored sauces where the emphasis is on the tomato. One in particular I like but don't have the recipe for uses some tomato paste in the recipe I'm told.

So your mission if you choose to accept it is to post recipes for tomato sauces that I can use for pizza and also may double as a pasta sauce as well. I watch a lot of food/cooking shows and I'm always hearing of sauces past down for generations that are secret recipes. If anyone has one of those recipes that they'd like to share - I would appreciate it.

I've traveled to Europe quite a bit and learned that the tomatoes there actually taste like tomatoes. They are more flavorful. I don't know what they do with tomatoes here in the U.S. - but most are bland and tasteless.

So any recommendations you can provide to me for a flavorful tomato/pizza/pasta sauce would be appreciated.

I Guess A Mass Shooting Isn't That Unique Anymore....

Usually with a mass shooting the networks would be covering it continuously with all sorts of reporters and reports. Today I woke up and read something about 12 or 13 people being killed - but have not been able to get much detail. I guess these shootings have become so commonplace these days that they aren't much news anymore.
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