FBI storms Mar a Lago

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Why do I have a suspicion you will dispute Mr. Mueller's own words about why he did not charge the defeated ex-President?



The 1973 decision by the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel states that a sitting president cannot be criminally indicted.

"Under longstanding department policy a president cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office," Mueller said. "Even if the charge is kept under seal and hidden from public view, that, too, is prohibited."

He added, "Charging the President with a crime was therefore not an option we could consider."

“In Mueller's opening statement that came later before the House Intelligence Committee, the former special counsel said he wanted to "correct the record" on his exchange with Lieu.

"That's not the correct way to say it," Mueller said. "We did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime."

Mueller clarifies comments on whether he could indict Trump (nbcnews.com)
 

Cal20sailor

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It has to piss Trump off that Biden is getting all the attention. I will not be surprised if he announces he's running in '24 this weekend just so he gets some attention that isn't entirely negative.
 

Sol Rosenberg

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“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”​


― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
 

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“In Mueller's opening statement that came later before the House Intelligence Committee, the former special counsel said he wanted to "correct the record" on his exchange with Lieu.

"That's not the correct way to say it," Mueller said. "We did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime."

Mueller clarifies comments on whether he could indict Trump (nbcnews.com)
"Based on Justice Department policy and principles of fairness, we decided we would not make a determination as to whether the President committed a crime. That was our decision then and it remains our decision today."

Where might one find such a policy?

Also -

Earlier, during the Judiciary hearing, Republican Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado also asked Mueller about charging Trump.

"Was there sufficient evidence to convict President Trump or anyone else with obstruction of justice?" Buck asked.

"We did not make that calculation," Mueller said, citing the OLC opinion.

Buck later asked, "Could you charge a president with a crime after he left office?"

"Yes," Mueller replied.

"You believe that he committed — you could charge the President of the United States with obstruction of justice after he left office?" Buck continued.

"Yes," Mueller answered.


He answered specific to the person, not to "a President", meaning the office.
 
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Navig8tor

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Well this is getting awkward, 43 classified folders with missing contents kinda blows the overdue library books RW arguement completely.
The bullshit spin is getting harder and harder, its so unfair.
Lots of the best people will be getting very nervous, good.
 

Marty Gingras

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badlatitude

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Well this is getting awkward, 43 classified folders with missing contents kinda blows the overdue library books RW arguement completely.
The bullshit spin is getting harder and harder, its so unfair.
Lots of the best people will be getting very nervous, good.
I am dumbfounded that there is not a full accounting of what is missing. The White House had X documents in its inventory, they have to have a number of missing documents, and what they were, but the FBI is acting like we don't know. Whoever was the archivist of those documents should be in Guantanamo being waterboarded right now.
 

Mike G

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I am dumbfounded that there is not a full accounting of what is missing. The White House had X documents in its inventory, they have to have a number of missing documents, and what they were, but the FBI is acting like we don't know. Whoever was the archivist of those documents should be in Guantanamo being waterboarded right now.
I bet they know. And probably know where they are.
 
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