U.S. Politics [2016 Elections & Beyond]

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  1. ramonmercado

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    BREAKING: Former FBI Director Robert Mueller appointed as special counsel to oversee Russia investigation, Deputy AG Rosenstein says.
     
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    WASHINGTON ― Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve as special prosecutor overseeing the investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election.

    In a statement, Rosenstein stressed that his decision “is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted.” But he said he’d determined “based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.”

    In an order dated May 17, Rosenstein wrote Mueller, as special counsel, will conduct an investigation into “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump,” along with “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.” ...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/doj-special-counsel-russia-trump_us_591cbfa2e4b03b485cae5465

    The end is nigh.
     
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  4. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    This new move may well indicate that there may be enough evidence to make a case against Trump.
    Get your popcorn.
     
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    You're gonna need more popcorn:

    House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...5f6f8a-3aff-11e7-8854-21f359183e8c_story.html

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    KIEV, Ukraine — A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.

    House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.
     
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    Mmm, popcorn! :D
     
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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Peach-flavoured popcorn!
     
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    mmm-peach flavored?

    I'm sure peach mint ice cream is in the works somewhere. mmm... peach mint, yummy!
     
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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    I'll think you'll find that peach to be rather rancid...
     
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    Trump will play the victim card and walk.

    But that won't be much cause for celebration.
     
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    A bully always plays the victim card! Don't let them get away with it!
     
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    New York Times: Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/us/politics/trump-russia-comey.html?_r=1

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    WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.

    “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

    Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.”

    The conversation, during a May 10 meeting — the day after he fired Mr. Comey — reinforces the notion that Mr. Trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives. Mr. Trump said as much in one televised interview, but the White House has offered changing justifications for the firing.
     
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    Washington Post: Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...85adba-3c99-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html

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    The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.

    The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.

    The revelation comes as the investigation also appears to be entering a more overtly active phase, with investigators shifting from work that has remained largely hidden from the public to conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas. The intensity of the probe is expected to accelerate in the coming weeks, the people said.
     
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    A 'nut job'? Some insiders say he was doing a good job. Perhaps too good.
     
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