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30. Ha! NYT *finally* has a breaking on this
Tue Jul 26, 2022, 10:04 PM
Jul 2022
Justice Dept. Asking Witnesses About Trump in Its Jan. 6 Investigation

By Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush
July 26, 2022, 9:55 p.m. ET

Federal prosecutors have directly asked witnesses in recent days about former President Donald J. Trump’s involvement in efforts to reverse his election loss, a person familiar with the testimony said on Tuesday, suggesting that the Justice Department’s criminal investigation has moved into a more aggressive and politically fraught phase.

Mr. Trump’s personal role in elements of the push to overturn his loss in 2020 to Joseph R. Biden Jr. has long been established, both through his public actions and statements and evidence gathered by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.But the Justice Department has been largely silent about how and even whether it would weigh pursuing potential charges against Mr. Trump, and reluctant even to concede that his role was discussed in senior leadership meetings at the department.

Asking questions about Mr. Trump in connection with the electors plot or the attack on the Capitol does not mean the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into him, a decision that would have immense political and legal ramifications.

The department’s investigation into a central element of the push to keep Mr. Trump in office — the plan to name slates of electors pledged to Mr. Trump in battleground states won by Mr. Biden — now appears to be accelerating as prosecutors with the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington ask witnesses about Mr. Trump and members of his inner circle, including the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, the person familiar with the testimony said.



(obviously had to wait for "queen" Haberman to "approve" )
Beat me to it! BumRushDaShow Jul 2022 #1
I wasn't sure if you were on. I kept refreshing over and over. Lol! herding cats Jul 2022 #2
LOL BumRushDaShow Jul 2022 #3
I just hope it's a balm for the hearts of some. herding cats Jul 2022 #4
I agree BumRushDaShow Jul 2022 #8
I still had hope... but a little wavering here and there electric_blue68 Jul 2022 #21
I hope this helps shore up your faith. herding cats Jul 2022 #25
Definitely! And it -wasn't- a big waver more like a "errrr, hello?" electric_blue68 Jul 2022 #26
Oh, to hell with "formatting" when BIG News breaks! ... electric_blue68 Jul 2022 #22
That was my approach! 🤣😂 herding cats Jul 2022 #29
... BumRushDaShow Jul 2022 #31
You're the GOAT in LBN. herding cats Jul 2022 #33
LOL BumRushDaShow Jul 2022 #42
Ha! NYT *finally* has a breaking on this BumRushDaShow Jul 2022 #30
Excellent scoop, one we've all been waiting for. JudyM Jul 2022 #36
This was needed and a balm. herding cats Jul 2022 #40
Helped me want to play this track: Everybody Dance Now (Gonna Make You Sweat) JudyM Jul 2022 #43
... Sky Jewels Jul 2022 #5
Thanks for keeping your radar out! Man, my heart's beating faster the closer we get. ancianita Jul 2022 #6
+100 nt MarineCombatEngineer Jul 2022 #7
Hmmm, I wonder if this will be good enough for the Garland bashers? Fiendish Thingy Jul 2022 #9
Nope. The bar will just raise higher Generic Brad Jul 2022 #18
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Jul 2022 #24
Absolutely right. ShazzieB Jul 2022 #47
Justice is coming. fightforfreedom Jul 2022 #10
So is the November vote! Hurry up guys! machoneman Jul 2022 #11
Meadows, Eastman, Clark, Trump are not on the ballot. gab13by13 Jul 2022 #15
.... PA_jen Jul 2022 #12
I gladly apologize, gab13by13 Jul 2022 #13
I am impressed, Gab! Thank you! Beastly Boy Jul 2022 #23
That's really big of you! herding cats Jul 2022 #38
My money is on meadows flipping onetexan Jul 2022 #41
+100 nt MarineCombatEngineer Jul 2022 #46
Wait, you mean Garland isn't weak, spineless, and useless? mcar Jul 2022 #14
I never, ever said that, gab13by13 Jul 2022 #17
Lock his oversized orange ass up!!!! Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2022 #16
good! YoshidaYui Jul 2022 #19
Woah, just caught this on MSNBC (Tune-in radio) electric_blue68 Jul 2022 #20
I also never called for immediate indictment, gab13by13 Jul 2022 #27
YES! Mahalo, Cat!💕🤷‍♂️ Cha Jul 2022 #28
My pleasure, Cha! herding cats Jul 2022 #34
So Encouraging, Cat! Here's another Cha Jul 2022 #37
This is it. Novara Jul 2022 #32
Looks like they're pursuing the "conspiracy to defraud" charges, which... LudwigPastorius Jul 2022 #35
This is good news, my friends! Bayard Jul 2022 #39
Kick dalton99a Jul 2022 #44
"It is not evident that Trump himself is a target of the investigation" 867-5309. Jul 2022 #45
At times, we also make valid inferences as well. Torchlight Jul 2022 #48
The guy told people to the Capitol purr-rat beauty Jul 2022 #49
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