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Gidney N Cloyd

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A Smothers Brothers metaphor for today

Mueller trying to hand off dealing with Trump to the House reminded me of an old Smothers Brothers routine.
Posted by Gidney N Cloyd | Wed May 29, 2019, 07:44 PM (5 replies)

Forbes: Trump Defenders Underestimate The Mueller Report By Touting No Indictments

Trump Defenders Underestimate The Mueller Report By Touting No Indictments

The pro-Trump spin machine is out on the airwaves, touting that the just-completed Mueller Report recommends no new indictments.

For ten briefly-stated reasons, the Mueller action marks more of a beginning, than an end, to the search for wrongdoing in the Russia scandal.

First, there are very active continuing investigations. When special counsels complete their reports of their principal findings, that does not end the inquiries. Instead, the tasks for prosecutors and investigators are turned over to the continuing active investigations. In this instance, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has brought prosecutions already, like Michael Cohen’s, to build on. Matters within that U.S. Attorney’s broad jurisdiction will continue forward.

Second, it is pure spin to make the issue whether new indictments are in the report. Mueller may well think that the report should give an account of his findings. New indictments are not to be expected in a report on findings. Indictments come, when ready, from the grand jury, not in reports. Rather, indictments that are moving toward readiness would come out in the other investigations, like that of the SDNY.
Posted by Gidney N Cloyd | Sat Mar 23, 2019, 02:41 PM (2 replies)
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