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Uh oh...........


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BREAKING: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has verbally resigned to Chief of Staff John Kelly in anticipation of being fired by President Trump, according to a source with direct knowledge.


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Post by BrianH » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:55 am

My Twitter feed is going nuts.

That report was followed by a denial from Rosenstein's office that he hasn't resigned, but is expecting to be fired.

Now reports are coming Rosenstein is being called to the White House . . . to be fired.



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.@PeteWilliamsNBC reports on @MSNBC that Rod Rosenstein is on his way to the White House. He has been summoned to the W.H. The W.H. is saying Rosenstein will resign. But it's Pete's understanding that he will not resign and that if the W.H. wants him out, he'll have to be fired.



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:05 am

I hope he makes them fire him.



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Post by Kendra » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:07 am

Why is Trump never in the room when someone needs to be fired resign?



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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/nation ... n_20180924
Rob Goldstone wishes he'd never set up that Trump Tower meeting with the Russians

Goldstone, who arranged the Trump Tower meeting at the request of a pop star, says Mueller's team wanted to know about links between Trump and Russia.



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Post by Kendra » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:40 am

Rod Rosenstein is set to meet with John Kelly at the White House soon. Kelly stayed back in Washington while most senior staff are at the United Nations meeting in New York.



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Post by BrianH » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:49 am

It would be very Trumpian for this Rosenstein gambit to be just one large trial balloon to test Republican Congressional reaction. It wouldn't shock me that Rosenstein is at the White House to meet with Kelly while the WH reads the temperature gauge coming from the Hill, but that no decision on Rosenstein has yet been made. A bit of a "read-option" play.



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Post by HST's Ghost » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:58 am

Once again a fucking cheap reality show ploy then? Certainly, a distraction from the Kavanaugh shit hitting ... The only thing for sure is that Qanon is going bonkers...


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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:23 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:10 am
Is "heading over to the WH" a sufficient distance "to travel" so that dotus can fire him by tweet during the transfer :?: :twisted:



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Post by Dan1100 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:57 am

John Dean's suggestion, not that Mueller needs the advice.

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Special Prosecutor Mueller should subpoena Trump to testify before the Grand Jury TOMORROW, after getting DAG Rosenstein’s consent. Then if Trump fires Rosenstein if will be seen as retribution for that what it would be — an obstruction of justice!
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Is Collins for real or double speaking?




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Post by Orlylicious » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:57 pm

Mueller defends authority, hearkens back to Garfield administration
By DARREN SAMUELSOHN 09/28/2018 09:11 PM EDT

Special counsel Robert Mueller cited more than a century’s worth of presidential scandal on Friday as part of a sweeping legal defense of his own authorities. The lead Russia prosecutor made the historical references — that attorney generals have needed special investigators dating back to the 1870s — in a legal brief to a federal appeals court considering the case of a reluctant witness tied to a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump who is seeking to have Mueller’s appointment thrown out on constitutional grounds.

“These instances—involving appointments by Attorneys General under Presidents Garfield, Theodore Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Nixon, Carter, George H.W. Bush, and Clinton—span nearly 140 years and include some of the most notorious scandals in the Nation’s history, including Watergate,” wrote Michael Dreeben, the deputy solicitor general on loan to the Mueller team.

At issue is the case of Andrew Miller, a former aide to Trump confidante Roger Stone who has so far failed in his bid to knock Mueller out of his post by challenging the legitimacy of several subpoenas seeking his documents and testimony in connection to the Russia probe. A federal district court judge rejected Miller’s bid last month to quash the string of grand jury subpoenas, and the ex-Stone aide was later held in contempt of court — a precursor to his current appeal.

In Friday's brief, Dreeben ticked through the history of Mueller's appointment — including Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from all investigations tied to the 2016 presidential election because of his work on the Trump campaign — in arguing that special counsel was indeed properly appointed under Justice Department regulations.
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Miller's lawsuit isn't the first to challenge Mueller’s authority. Two federal judges earlier this year rejected efforts by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to have Mueller’s appointment invalidated. A Trump-appointed federal judge last month also rejected a bid by the Russian company Concord Management that challenged Mueller's jurisdiction after it was charged in connection to a Kremlin-linked online troll farm accused of targeting the American elections.
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Miller's defense team has an October 9 deadline to file its reply brief. Oral arguments are scheduled for November 8 — just two days after the upcoming midterm election.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/ ... rity-85384

Full display of the power of the Mueller team in this 71 page brief, released for your pleasure and weekend reading: :P
https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000166 ... 9af3ec0001


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The Mueller investigation: Where it stands at the midterms

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the election has yielded numerous bombshell developments, while enduring consistent attacks from President Trump and his allies.

Thirty-seven have been charged in connection with the probe; eight have pleaded guilty; and six, including four Trump associates, have agreed to cooperate.

But more significant than what has been learned through Mueller’s public filings, perhaps, are the remaining unknowns. Mueller has not answered the central question of whether there was collusion between Trump’s campaign and Moscow, nor has he made a judgment on whether the president obstructed justice.

Here is where the investigation stands 16 months after it began.



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Post by Addie » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:54 am

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Limited FBI investigation of Kavanaugh offers road map for how Trump could try to constrain Mueller

THE BIG IDEA: President Trump’s disputed insistence over the weekend, echoed by his top aides, that he’s done nothing to constrain the scope of the FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh underscores why many national security lawyers and law enforcement veterans are nervous about the future of special counsel Bob Mueller’s probe if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein loses his job.

Trump does not need to fire Mueller to curtail the ongoing investigation into whether he sought to obstruct justice or if his campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election. The president calls it a “witch hunt,” but he recognizes that there would be immense political blowback — including street protests and possibly the defection of moderate Republicans — if he got rid of Mueller.

Because Jeff Sessions played a key role on Trump’s campaign and had Russian contacts he did not disclose during his confirmation hearing, the attorney general recused himself from the investigation. That means Rosenstein oversees the special counsel’s probe. If he leaves, whoever replaces him could theoretically limit the scope of what Mueller can explore or who he can indict while also scaling back the amount of resources available.

And the public wouldn’t necessarily find out because such moves are not required to be immediately disclosed, according to several experts familiar with the special counsel law from both parties. Sources on the inside might leak that Mueller’s investigation was being undermined, but Trump and White House press people could vehemently deny these reports. The result might be the kind of confusion about what’s really going on that we’re left with this morning vis-a-vis Kavanaugh.



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Post by Addie » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:25 pm

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Mueller ‘downsizing’ with departure of 2 prosecutors

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is shrinking by two in the wake of its successful prosecution of Paul Manafort and amid signs the Russia investigation may be nearing its final stages.

Brandon Van Grack and Kyle Freeny — government lawyers with key roles in bringing the case against the former Trump campaign chairman over tax evasion, bank fraud and failure to register as a foreign agent for his lobbying work in Ukraine — are going back to their prior posts at the Justice Department, according to Mueller spokesman Peter Carr.

Van Grack has already returned to DOJ’s National Security Division, while Freeny is ending her detail in mid-October and will return to the Criminal Division’s money laundering and asset recovery session.

With the two departures, the Mueller prosecution team is now down to 13 staffers involved in the core investigation into potential Trump campaign coordination with Russia during the 2016 presidential election, Carr said.

At its peak, the team consisted of 17 lawyers — not including Mueller.



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