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Re: - AG Jeff Sessions resigns!
Reply #40 - Nov 7th, 2018 at 10:52pm
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Wallyanna Bullish for America wrote on Nov 7th, 2018 at 6:33pm:
At least now the President has an Attorney General there to oversee his Assistant AG (who oversees Muller) just to ensure that the investigation of Russia/Trump collusion stays on track.

Rosenstein was only overseeing the Russia investigation because Sessions had recused himself. With Sessions resignation, that conflict/recusal no longer exists, so the acting AG - Whitaker - will be overseeing the investigation. However, given his public comments about it, I think there a serious question could be raised as to whether or not he should also recuse himself from overseeing the investigation.
  
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Re: - AG Jeff Sessions resigns!
Reply #41 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:12am
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Demos wrote on Nov 7th, 2018 at 10:52pm:
Rosenstein was only overseeing the Russia investigation because Sessions had recused himself. With Sessions resignation, that conflict/recusal no longer exists, so the acting AG - Whitaker - will be overseeing the investigation. However, given his public comments about it, I think there a serious question could be raised as to whether or not he should also recuse himself from overseeing the investigation.


Whitaker won't recuse himself, because he knows his anti-Mueller bias is the main reason why he was anointed.

He might be a sacrificial cow, however. Todt may keep him around just long enough to fire Mueller. Then, when that's done, Todt will select someone more amenable to Congress to run the department going forward. If Whitaker gets a lot of heat and has to resign his government job, Todt won't care, because Todt's definition of loyalty is a one way street: he wants people to be loyal to himself, but returns no loyalty to them.

  

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Reply #42 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 6:22am
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Phillip 2.0 wrote on Nov 7th, 2018 at 3:02pm:
Because Trump and Trumpers think the role of the AG is to defend the President at all costs. A yes-man of the law.


Why not? It worked for Obama.  Roll Eyes
  

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Reply #43 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 6:55am
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Sessions is terrible and a dumb choice for AG.

Trump is no anti-pot warrior. Sessions is a fool in this regard (and many others).

I say good riddance.
  

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Reply #44 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 7:52am
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fair-minded know it all wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 6:22am:
Why not? It worked for Obama.  Roll Eyes




I must have missed where Obama fired an AG because that person didn’t volunteer to thwart a federal investigation against him. Tell me more.
  
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Reply #45 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 8:11am
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Perhaps Jeff Sessions resigned as  the President requested him to do, because this was the time for him to do so.   It is now time for a Prosecutor who has been familiar with all aspects of the case  to take the stage, front and center, so the indictments may proceed.

  

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Reply #46 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 9:54am
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fair-minded know it all wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 6:22am:
Why not? It worked for Obama.  Roll Eyes

How so.  What did the AG protect obama from.  What was Obama being investigated for by a special coinsel?  You guys say anything and think it will stick.
  

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Reply #47 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 9:57am
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Ulysses wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:12am:
Whitaker won't recuse himself, because he knows his anti-Mueller bias is the main reason why he was anointed.


So, it was OK for Rosenstein to have his extreme anti-Trump bias/pro-Mueller biases and not recuse himself, yet any doubts about Mueller's witch hunt are somehow disqualifying for Whitaker?

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Reply #48 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 10:01am
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PaleoCon wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 9:57am:
, yet any doubts about Mueller's witch hunt are somehow disqualifying for Whitaker?




Well.. There's no doubt that Mueller is finding witches .. .


The full list of known indictments and plea deals in Mueller’s probe


1) George Papadopoulos, former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, was arrested in July 2017 and pleaded guilty last October to making false statements to the FBI. He got a 14-day sentence.

2) Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chair, was indicted on a total of 25 different counts by Mueller’s team, related mainly to his past work for Ukrainian politicians and his finances. He had two trials scheduled, and the first ended in a conviction on eight counts of financial crimes. To avert the second trial, Manafort struck a plea deal with Mueller in September 2018.

3) Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide and Manafort’s longtime junior business partner, was indicted on similar charges to Manafort. But in February he agreed to a plea deal with Mueller’s team, pleading guilty to just one false statements charge and one conspiracy charge.

4) Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty last December to making false statements to the FBI.

5-20) 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies were indicted on conspiracy charges, with some also being accused of identity theft. The charges related to a Russian propaganda effort designed to interfere with the 2016 campaign. The companies involved are the Internet Research Agency, often described as a “Russian troll farm,” and two other companies that helped finance it. The Russian nationals indicted include 12 of the agency’s employees and its alleged financier, Yevgeny Prigozhin.

21) Richard Pinedo: This California man pleaded guilty to an identity theft charge in connection with the Russian indictments, and has agreed to cooperate with Mueller. He was sentenced to 6 months in prison and 6 months of home detention in October.

22) Alex van der Zwaan: This London lawyer pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI about his contacts with Rick Gates and another unnamed person based in Ukraine. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and has completed his sentence.

23) Konstantin Kilimnik: This longtime business associate of Manafort and Gates, who’s currently based in Russia, was charged alongside Manafort with attempting to obstruct justice by tampering with witnesses in Manafort’s pending case this year.

24-35) 12 Russian GRU officers: These officers of Russia’s military intelligence service were charged with crimes related to the hacking and leaking of leading Democrats’ emails in 2016.

Finally, there are two other people Mueller initially investigated, but then handed over to others in the Justice Department to handle. Both eventually agreed to plea deals.

Michael Cohen: Trump’s former lawyer pleaded guilty to 8 counts — tax and bank charges, related to his finances and taxi business, and campaign finance violations, related to hush money payments to women who alleged affairs with Donald Trump.

Sam Patten: This Republican operative and lobbyist pleaded guilty to not registering as a foreign agent with his work for Ukrainian political bigwigs, and agreed to cooperate with the government.
  

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Re: - AG Jeff Sessions resigns!
Reply #49 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 10:02am
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PaleoCon wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 9:57am:
So, it was OK for Rosenstein to have his extreme anti-Trump bias/pro-Mueller biases and not recuse himself, yet any doubts about Mueller's witch hunt are somehow disqualifying for Whitaker?

Roll Eyes

Any "bias" on the part of Rosenstein is due to his strong belief in the rule of law. Don't be such an authoritarian tool.
  

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