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  1. King Kemet 25
    May 6, 2019 @ 8:18 pm

    And if I was 7ft I’ll be in the NBA dems gotta step up with action

  2. RedTalulips
    May 6, 2019 @ 8:25 pm

    So how does the imbecile in the WH react to such a damning letter from over 300 highly acclaimed prosecutors?
    “HEY BOLTON, NEED A DISTRACTION BUDDY! GO START A WAR SOMEWHERE, IRAN MAYBE?” We’re so fuked!!!

  3. TheDeepNorth
    May 6, 2019 @ 8:26 pm

    You can spin this turkey all you want but the OLC guideline is essentially one that says the President is above the law. This is bad news and it looks like it’s going to get worse before it get better.

    • maya L
      May 7, 2019 @ 10:45 am

      That’s just stupid. The Constitution tells us how to handle criminal Presidents. No one is the above the law (unless your name is Clinton).

  4. Ned Delley
    May 6, 2019 @ 8:38 pm

    STATEMENT BY FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTORS (527 of them and climbing)

    We are former federal prosecutors. We served under both Republican and Democratic administrations at different levels of the federal system: as line attorneys, supervisors, special prosecutors, United States Attorneys, and senior officials at the Department of Justice. The offices in which we served were small, medium, and large; urban, suburban, and rural; and located in all parts of our country.

    Each of us believes that the conduct of President Trump described in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report would, in the case of any other person not covered by the Office of Legal Counsel policy against indicting a sitting President, result in multiple felony charges for obstruction of justice.

    The Mueller report describes several acts that satisfy all of the elements for an obstruction charge: conduct that obstructed or attempted to obstruct the truth-finding process, as to which the evidence of corrupt intent and connection to pending proceedings is overwhelming. These include:

    · The President’s efforts to fire Mueller and to falsify evidence about that effort;

    · The President’s efforts to limit the scope of Mueller’s investigation to exclude his conduct; and

    · The President’s efforts to prevent witnesses from cooperating with investigators probing him and his campaign.

    Attempts to fire Mueller and then create false evidence

    Despite being advised by then-White House Counsel Don McGahn that he could face legal jeopardy for doing so, Trump directed McGahn on multiple occasions to fire Mueller or to gin up false conflicts of interest as a pretext for getting rid of the Special Counsel. When these acts began to come into public view, Trump made “repeated efforts to have McGahn deny the story” — going so far as to tell McGahn to write a letter “for our files” falsely denying that Trump had directed Mueller’s termination.

    Firing Mueller would have seriously impeded the investigation of the President and his associates — obstruction in its most literal sense. Directing the creation of false government records in order to prevent or discredit truthful testimony is similarly unlawful. The Special Counsel’s report states: “Substantial evidence indicates that in repeatedly urging McGahn to dispute that he was ordered to have the Special Counsel terminated, the President acted for the purpose of influencing McGahn’s account in order to deflect or prevent scrutiny of the President’s conduct toward the investigation.”

    Attempts to limit the Mueller investigation

    The report describes multiple efforts by the president to curtail the scope of the Special Counsel’s investigation.

    First, the President repeatedly pressured then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse his legally-mandated decision to recuse himself from the investigation. The President’s stated reason was that he wanted an attorney general who would “protect” him, including from the Special Counsel investigation. He also directed then-White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to fire Sessions and Priebus refused.

    Second, after McGahn told the President that he could not contact Sessions himself to discuss the investigation, Trump went outside the White House, instructing his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, to carry a demand to Sessions to direct Mueller to confine his investigation to future elections. Lewandowski tried and failed to contact Sessions in private. After a second meeting with Trump, Lewandowski passed Trump’s message to senior White House official Rick Dearborn, who Lewandowski thought would be a better messenger because of his prior relationship with Sessions. Dearborn did not pass along Trump’s message.

    As the report explains, “[s]ubstantial evidence indicates that the President’s effort to have Sessions limit the scope of the Special Counsel’s investigation to future election interference was intended to prevent further investigative scrutiny of the President’s and his campaign’s conduct” — in other words, the President employed a private citizen to try to get the Attorney General to limit the scope of an ongoing investigation into the President and his associates.

    All of this conduct — trying to control and impede the investigation against the President by leveraging his authority over others — is similar to conduct we have seen charged against other public officials and people in powerful positions.

    Witness tampering and intimidation

    The Special Counsel’s report establishes that the President tried to influence the decisions of both Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort with regard to cooperating with investigators. Some of this tampering and intimidation, including the dangling of pardons, was done in plain sight via tweets and public statements; other such behavior was done via private messages through private attorneys, such as Trump counsel Rudy Giuliani’s message to Cohen’s lawyer that Cohen should “[s]leep well tonight[], you have friends in high places.”

    Of course, these aren’t the only acts of potential obstruction detailed by the Special Counsel. It would be well within the purview of normal prosecutorial judgment also to charge other acts detailed in the report.

    We emphasize that these are not matters of close professional judgment. Of course, there are potential defenses or arguments that could be raised in response to an indictment of the nature we describe here. In our system, every accused person is presumed innocent and it is always the government’s burden to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. But, to look at these facts and say that a prosecutor could not probably sustain a conviction for obstruction of justice — the standard set out in Principles of Federal Prosecution — runs counter to logic and our experience.

    As former federal prosecutors, we recognize that prosecuting obstruction of justice cases is critical because unchecked obstruction — which allows intentional interference with criminal investigations to go unpunished — puts our whole system of justice at risk. We believe strongly that, but for the OLC memo, the overwhelming weight of professional judgment would come down in favor of prosecution for the conduct outlined in the Mueller Report.

  5. Blue Jay
    May 6, 2019 @ 8:56 pm

    §600.4 a) The special cousel was given authority to prosecute and investigate any federal crimes committed with the intent to hinder the investigation. Including obstruction, indimidation, threats, perjury and destruction of evidence.
    Only needing to request more powers of jurisdiction from the AG if including a civil member.

    Summer 2016, DT Jr. And other campaign leaders met to receive what they expected to be relevant “dirt” on Hillary from Russians, the meeting took place, but the after the Russian Lawyer’s presentation they didn’t think the information had enough “dirt.” Right before they hacked the DNC.

    The retrieval of electronic communications only proved that the meeting between the campaign leaders and the Russian lawyers took place, the hacked information could’ve been requested in person. After all if there isn’t enough “dirt” all you need to do is dig deeper.

    The GRU releases files on Wikileaks, Page gets fired for drawing media attention on the matter

    In August Manafort meets with Kilimnik who the FBI believes to have ties to Russian Intelligence. Though it was to inform that there was a potential way which required help of Mr Trump upon winning the election for Russia to take control of a Ukranian territory. they exchanged Poll data often after that.

    After more releases of hacked information by the GRU the FBI stated that the information release was in order to interfere with the election results.

    Obama’s last day in office he imposed sanctions on Russia for having interfered with the election process. The CIA, NSA and FBI all concluded with high convictions in 2017 that Russia had interveined with the election results.

    This information is from the already redacted public version of the Mueller Report

  6. xjpz123
    May 6, 2019 @ 8:57 pm

    The GOP has already smeared their own integrity and credibility by choosing to side with this President who has chosen to trust the word of a foreign government over the word of our own intelligence agencies who work day and night to keep this country safe, history will look back at this point someday and just be baffled at the lack of action republicans took…

  7. Waggish Sagacity
    May 6, 2019 @ 8:58 pm

    The 800 lbs. gorilla in the room, the one no one wants to talk about –but should — is the armed mob. You know who I’m referring to. Are we going to let such a mob intimidate us and prevent us from restoring Democracy to America? This is the real issue here, and Trump counts on them.

  8. WPG S
    May 6, 2019 @ 9:17 pm

    U can blame the GOP’s for this. Trump has got a great deal more too worry about than winning in 2020. By the x this All goes ahead and Mueller is open too or subpoened too face the House he’ll be either charged with multiple counts of Felonies primarily Obstruction of justice among other things and be forced too resign. Even then he has got a Litany of very serious charges he HAS to face in the civil courts. He cannot avoid it and be imprisoned pending the charges ifff he’s dumb enough too try. Plus he’ll have lost his Pardoning by power by that juncture and can’t be pardoned by the next Potus. And don’t forget for 1 second the civil courts have as much right too imprison him as his self appointed Supreme Court who won’t be able too do a single thing about it Folks.

  9. Rock Nouveau
    May 6, 2019 @ 9:27 pm

    There was a crooked man who led a crooked life.
    He was a crooked husband with a some-what crooked wife.
    He had some crooked children and son-in-law…a louse.
    And they divided this great nation from their White and crooked House….

    • American Patriot
      May 7, 2019 @ 2:24 am

      (Luke 12:51) “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:”

    • American Patriot
      May 7, 2019 @ 2:27 am

      Think again my friend the Wheat are getting ready for the harvest and the tares are getting ready to be burned in the fire forever. Trump recognized the city with God’s name on it. That is counted as Righteousness. Obama declared war on Heaven giving the decree to change God’s perfect law on marriage in to a lie. Obama made a covenant with death. Trump made a covenant with Israel.

  10. Billy Pardew
    May 6, 2019 @ 9:45 pm

    Why because a former liberal prosecuter says so ?
    There are several conservative prosecutors saying theres nothing there …you lose again woulda ,,shoulda ,coulda lollol

  11. Randall Bong
    May 6, 2019 @ 10:35 pm

    Just goes to show how Stupid the American Public is. The GOP are happy to manipulate these idiots and they do so, very well. It is really amazing to see the GOP TOTALLY DESTROY WHAT THE FOUNDING FATHERS ESTABLISHED. AND THE GOP BASE THINKS IT IS PERFECTLY OK. SAD, VERY VERY SAD

  12. Reason1717
    May 6, 2019 @ 10:36 pm

    370 prosecutors agree (now that is difficult enough) that there would be charges were he not a sitting President. So in essence 370 experts in this field took the time and effort to make a join statement. And prosecutors from both sides of the isle as well. Surely if you think Trump is a good President, surely you must not at least question such a belief.

  13. Rani Rich
    May 6, 2019 @ 11:02 pm

    I say go for it Demo-corrupts, I never interrupt when the enemy is self destructing!!! Problem with all the lies against POTUS, there was no obstruction and there wasn’t even a crime to obstruct. In fact, it looks more like Washington Post among other Fake News Media / Democrats are trying to obstruct President Trump in his duty as Commander and Chief.
    I understand your panic, the boomerang is coming right back at you and you can’t stop the avalanche that’s happening. I know y’all are facing indictments, trials and/or tribunals, but you should have thought about that before you committed treason. All the reports are going to be released to the public and the public will know exactly who was involved and their crimes! Weissmann should be looking for a hole to hide in by now!!! Misfud among others is going to destroy the whole coup de’tat Party. Buckle up Buttercup’s, you’ve got a straight downhill ride coming!!!

  14. Robin Riser-James
    May 6, 2019 @ 11:42 pm

    Well the prosecutor that did the investigation said his failure to indict had NOTHING to do with him being President. A sitting President can fire whoever he wants for whatever reason he wants. But because it’s PRESIDENT TRUMP all of a sudden its obstruction. What will be the excuse after Mueller testifies? Will you be calling for his handcuffs?

  15. Josch Edgington
    May 7, 2019 @ 12:40 am

    belief is speculation not facts. If there was facts they wouldn’t be scraping for anything they can to get the man. He would be indicted already and impeached had they found anything. Man you sheeple have really got to get your heads out the sand.

  16. Amanda Gardner
    May 7, 2019 @ 1:08 am

    dotard donnie is now asking for his 1st term to be 6 years, because mueller screwed up the last 2 years of his presiduncy.

  17. Anunaki T.
    May 7, 2019 @ 1:49 am

    They are all so nasty, Clinton sympathizers, Obama lovers, I won!! I am the youngest ever, nobody is younger than me, like really young. They are all losers from the Southern District.

  18. Freddo Flintstono
    May 7, 2019 @ 4:13 am

    I must admit I don’t get this. By what weird argument does a President get to be exempt of the law?

  19. JJSC
    May 7, 2019 @ 5:44 am

    What an utterly useless hypothetical!
    He is President, he’s not indicted. Period.
    If only because the ubercorrupt political and legal class faffed around in their swamp and CREATED such an utterly f-ed up system of dimwittedly ridiculous lawlessness. In which even the most basic “rules”….somehow never became laws. And even if they did, they can just not enforce them against other political class mates. That’s oligarchy for you.
    Both sides are utterly corrupt swamp dwelling donor trough feeders. Yet, people wonder what an insane madman screaming at the swamp got elected over the personification of donor corrupted establishment mushpot centrism?

  20. Bucky Pinata
    May 7, 2019 @ 8:24 am

    Comical, as a “regular person” doesn’t have Article 2 authority. Comparing apples to oranges and calling it fact makes the Left look more idiotic than usual. More correct is that if Trump were not President, there would be zero obstruction issues….

  21. Duncan Aitken
    May 7, 2019 @ 8:28 am

    As of May 7 at 8:30 am est a total of 622 former federal prosecutors with 7830 years of DOJ experience between them had signed the statement.

  22. TralfazConstruction
    May 7, 2019 @ 8:37 am

    Well, do lip service and investigate toward an impeachment. The sheer number of lawsuits which will arise from the various committees slinging subpoenas hither, thither and yon will ensure this all runs well into the Summer of 2020.

  23. Proper
    May 7, 2019 @ 9:13 am

    If 500 prosecutors say he obstructed justice then just dispense with the impeachment process and carry Chump out of the White House today. It’s done!

  24. Eric Martin
    May 7, 2019 @ 9:26 am

    Former Disgraced Federal Prosecutors also feel Jussie Smollett was completely justified when it lied to police.

  25. Glenn Polo
    May 7, 2019 @ 10:15 am

    just heard that now there are about 600 people in the legal profession saying that trumpy should be removed immediately .hopefully before he tanks the Obama administrations economy or starts the next world war. now that’s real fear .

  26. Cheryl Johnson
    May 7, 2019 @ 10:42 am

    The Special counsel report can’t prove anything ?
    Let’s get the best of the best investigator’s in the world on the case.
    The mystery machine goes to Washington !!
    RUBY RUBY ROO!!!!

  27. Candace Pearson
    May 7, 2019 @ 11:59 am

    Well, DUUUUH. THATS THE POINT!!! Joe Mr American wooda been slapped in Jail by now,….but not the PRINCE OF DARKNESS the russians foisted on us!!!! Ps: Give up the tax returns , prince! the more you try to hide them , you prove they are nothing but lies and fraud…..pretty much a picture of this whole misbegotten presidency you THINK you’ ve had. It too, was fraudulent and nothing but an excuse to pick apart those you believe are beneath you!!! Judgement day will come, and I , for one, can’t wait!!

  28. Saltponds239
    May 7, 2019 @ 12:34 pm

    Wow – that’s amazing so why didn’t Mueller indict Trump? We need a new Special Council – I bet Trump Colluded with Mueller.

    • 52Ricoman
      May 7, 2019 @ 12:54 pm

      Mueller likely would have but he followed a Justice DEPT. “Policy” that you can’t indict a sitting president. Which means he can still be indicted after leaving office and certainly for purposes of impeachment and removal. You need to do more research.

  29. Paul Simmons
    May 7, 2019 @ 6:45 pm

    That SOB won’t be POTUS forever!

    It may feel that way, but Trump and his enablers will eventually be held accountable.
    AG Barr is the best attorney Trump’s ever had, but as the US AG, he’s a disgrace!

  30. EJAVAM07
    May 7, 2019 @ 7:06 pm

    So you’re saying that a single DOJ memo can stop the process of arresting an individual who is an active and continuing felon?

  31. nosuchthing8
    May 8, 2019 @ 12:17 am

    Democrats are afraid to impeach Trump for political reasons but Trump might cause total chaos in the upcoming elections

  32. Doug Clay
    May 8, 2019 @ 9:44 am

    You shouldn’t have done it when he was a mob boss in Atlantic City. Now look at your mess all jackup. He’s showing all the loopholes in government.