WaPo Report: Robert Mueller Investigating “Obstruction of Justice” Claims…

According to a Washington Post report, based on two more unnamed “officials”, special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Donald Trump for ‘obstruction of justice’ presumably based on the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

This report/outcome is not unexpected as it would be part of Mueller’s investigative duty to follow-up on any assertions made in this regard regardless of merit.

(Washington Post) […] Trump had received private assurances from former FBI Director James B. Comey starting in January that he was not personally under investigation. Officials say that changed shortly after Comey’s firing.

Five people briefed on the requests, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Adm. Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Rogers’ recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller’s investigators as early as this week. The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy and it’s unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI.

…The obstruction of justice investigation into the president began days after Comey was fired on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter. Mueller’s office has now taken up that work, and the preliminary interviews scheduled with intelligence officials indicate his team is actively pursuing potential witnesses inside and outside the government.

The interviews suggest Mueller sees the attempted obstruction of justice question as more than just a “he said, he said” dispute between the president and the fired FBI director, an official said.” (link w/ paywall)

It would appear the FBI and Robert Mueller’s team are still leaking information as noted by President Trump attorney:

“The White House now refers all questions about the Russia investigation to Trump’s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. “The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal,” said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Kasowitz.”

As we previously discussed – The risk represented by Robert Mueller is not connected to or about anything surrounding the Russian Conspiracy Narrative; the legal risk is within ‘the leaking‘ of classified intelligence information to undermine the administration, the potentially illegal ‘unmasking‘, and now adding an obstruction of justice angle.

If we avoid all the shiny things, ignore the shell game and reset our frame of reference to the only illegal activity currently known, the leaking; the main illegal activity visible is the illegal leaking of classified intelligence information.

Despite his earnest efforts, there is clear and mounting evidence that former FBI Director James Comey was the primary source of leaked information to the media.  The latest Washington Post report is yet another example.  The reporter for the Post article is one of a limited number (25) people whom James Comey follows on Twitter.

The risk to Comey from his media leaking continues to explain everything James Comey has recently done, said and advanced.

If the evidence of James Comey being the source of multiple FBI leaks reaches the primary artery of investigative sunlight, who inside that investigative and prosecutorial decision making process becomes the risk? Answer that question and you discover the angle Comey is playing to cut off their ability to hold him accountable.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Asst AG Rod Rosenstein et al are the people Comey needs to worry about, isolate and control. It is not coincidental that Comey is setting up the future action of these participants to be politically motivated.

James Comey’s layer of innuendo against Jeff Sessions is an obvious strategy toward that end.  If Comey can frame Sessions as retaliatory against him, he would position any legal action as retaliation.

Anyone who is buying into the story of James Comey leaking the memos to his friend, Daniel Richman, to get a special prosecutor appointed is falling for the shell game constructed entirely by James Comey. More than likely this is the explanation he has already given to Robert Mueller, hence his motive to state within his testimony.

It is important to remember that James Comey told congress he previously met with Robert Mueller to discuss his testimony prior to appearing before congress.

James Comey admitted to this specific “leaking”, because the justification to ‘get a special counsel appointed‘ is the explanatory storyline James Comey wants to present in public.

The alternate reason for leaking, the political motives, are much more damaging to him.

James Comey benefits two ways from his explanation. First, he justifies terrible behavior through a prism of his honor could find no other way (his status remains). Secondly, he sets up special counsel Mueller as fruit of a poisoned tree leading to voices calling for Mueller’s removal. Win/Win. Comey also benefits from calls by his political opposition to eliminate Robert Mueller who is investigating the leaking.

However, if you accept the full hindsight of now identified FBI leaking, the greater likelihood is that Comey didn’t leak the memo to get Mueller appointed, he leaked the memo (May 16th) as an afterthought to cover for the leak mentioned by President Trump (May 12th), of a private conversation, that appeared in the New York Times on May 11th.

Remember, James Comey’s counter-intelligence investigation could have asked for a special counsel at any time. Asst. AG and Interim AG Sally Yates was part of that investigative leadership team. If Comey wanted a special counsel, Comey could have asked DOJ to appoint a special counsel any time he wanted.

He didn’t.

Comey didn’t request appointment of a special counsel because the special counsel would only prove there’s nothing there. However, fast forward to now and the real investigative risk is in being “a leaker”.

How quickly everyone forgets those admitted conversations by James Comey friend at Lawfare blog Benjamin Wittes:

“I did not know this particular fact, but it doesn’t surprise me at all. The principal source for the rest of this story is, well, me—specifically a long interview I gave to reporter Michael Schmidt on Friday about my conversations with FBI Director James Comey over the last few months, and particularly about one such conversation that took place on March 27 over lunch in Comey’s FBI office.” (link)

Benjamin Wittes admits that FBI Director James Comey specifically discussed with him the overall content of private communications with President Trump.

When you take the Wittes outline in conjuction with Comey’s admitted leaks to his other friend Daniel Richman, Comey is transparently in a position of being fingered as the source of multiple media leaks to NYT reporter Michael Schmidt.

That is the current risk for James Comey. The discovery that Comey was the leaker is the risk now represented by Robert Mueller and is inherent in Comey’s need to control the framework of his leaking activity.

James Comey was part of the political apparatus that constructed the “muh, vast Russian conspiracy” narrative and carefully nurtured it for over 8 months – even keeping congress in the dark on the entire matter. From James Comey perspective, the problem, the illegality, is now the leaking – NOT the original issue of the Russian election hacking narrative.

Remember, it was in FEBRUARY when the FBI (McCabe) went to President Trump’s Chief of Staff privately and told Reince Priebus there was no truth to media reports, based on FBI leaks, of FBI evidence showing Trump campaign officials involved with Russian officials regarding the 2016 election. It was all a complete nothingburger.

Details – On February 15th while discussing another issue FBI Assistant Director Andrew McCabe asked Reince for 5 minutes alone after the meeting. At the one-on-one meeting McCabe told Priebus the New York Times Russia and Trump campaign story was a “bunch of BS”.

Priebus asked McCabe if McCabe would be able to say that publicly and get the media off his back about a ridiculously false narrative. Asst. Director McCabe said he would check with his boss, FBI Director James Comey. Later, McCabe called back and said he couldn’t issue a statement about it.

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Reince Priebus was simply asking for the FBI to give truthful information about the false reports to the public. The White House was asking Comey to deliver transparency.

Quote from the FBI to Priebus: “We’d love to help, but we can’t get into the position of making statements on every story”…

In hindsight, from current appearances, those February leaks (mentioned above) that drove the New York Times February report were actually leaks coming from James Comey.

Stop and think about it. McCabe was telling chief-of-staff Reince Priebus not to worry about a NYT report based on leaks coming (first, second or third-hand) from James Comey himself. Priebus asks McCabe for help, James Comey then tells McCabe the FBI cannot publicly refute the story which is based on Comey’s leaking.

If everyone associated with this line of inquiry can stop themselves from following the shell game constructed by Comey, and avoid the distractions he is laying down (Lynch), they’ll eventually find a way to point this out.

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592 Responses to WaPo Report: Robert Mueller Investigating “Obstruction of Justice” Claims…

  1. Michael says:

    The President needs to immediately call a press conference where he appoints a Special Counsel of his own to investigate leaks, leakers, Robert Mueller’s hiring of Clintonite investigators, Mueller’s relationship with Comey, and Rosenstein’s appointment of Mueller.

    Liked by 5 people

    • joninmd22 says:

      That’s Jeff Sessions’ job.

      Liked by 6 people

    • F104 says:

      Dear Sundance, in the words of Gomer Pyle, Surprise Surprise Surprise

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      • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

        Robert Mueller has a rare opportunity to do something honorable at this point in his life. He can shut down this whole insane clown circus and let the duly elected president run the country and make America great again.

        On a lighter note President Trump is visiting congressman Scalise and the other injured people from today’s crazed Democrat attack in the hospital tonight.

        https://www.weaselzippers.us/343960-trump-now-visiting-steve-scalise-officer-at-hospital/

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        • MaineCoon says:

          On a not so light note, my choir director had word from a choir member who is sr advisor to a cabinet level Secretary. The member missed flying back tonight due to lock down after shooting.

          He said his staff person’s boyfriend is the guy shot in the chest. His lung has collapsed.
          It’s not looking good for him (Matt). He’s a Tyson Food lobbyist.

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          • chicagodeplorable/ChicagoMom says:

            We are praying for Matt, too. This is a totally horrible day, and I know I haven’t thought to mention the others shot. But, I am praying and I know other Treepers are, too.

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            • MaineCoon says:

              I know all are praying. Just wanted to give this update on anther victim as it’s verifiable source at the epicenter.

              It’s a very sad day.

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              • chicagodeplorable/ChicagoMom says:

                Thanks, MaineCoon; I do appreciate the update.

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              • Jimmy Jack says:

                Thank you, I’ve had him on my mind all day. I read he was shot multiple times and know if he was hit with the AR (as opposed to a handgun which was also reported) I’d imagine the injuries would be horrific seeing as how the AR bullets hit with such incredibly velocity. I was hoping for straight through shots that didn’t hit organs or major arteries.

                I am praying for him and will continue to. I see Scalise’s condition is also tenuous as he has been downgraded and having a second surgery.

                I’m so sorry for their families who must be sick with worry and fear.

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              • Sylvia Avery says:

                MaineCoon, I am sorry to hear that. I had heard nothing about him since the initial attack and that he was in bad condition having been hit in the chest a couple of times. That sounded awful and I kept waiting and waiting for an update and hadn’t heard. I will pray for him, too.

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    • Jim Peters says:

      Or get a plant inside the investigation team to track what’s going on.

      Anyway – Sundance is spot on in his analysis of Comey/ Mueller.

      The worst thing Trump could do right now is to fire Mueller and/or bring the hammer down on Comey. That can come later. They are trying to goad Trump into doing just that, so they can say he is obstructing justice.

      Better for Trump to focus on attacking Comey and Mueller’s weaknesses. If it was me, I would leave Mueller and his clownshow for the moment and do two things:

      1. Leak/ expose details of Mueller’s personal relationship with Comey. As much as possible. Apparently they took family holidays together, for crying out loud. Any photo, articles, anything that shows how close they were compromises Mueller and weakens his position.

      2. Comey is very badly damaged. It would be a good strategy to keep exposing his activity in a way that discredits him even further. Don’t overreach at this stage (eg issue indictments etc), just a drip drip drip showing all his leaks & criminal activity.The more Comey is damaged, the more Mueller is compromised.

      Th objective is to get to a position where the foundation of the SP is so weakened that it can’t be taken seriously.

      Just my take.

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      • Michael says:

        I’d rather bring the hammer down. I don’t care about the fallout at this point. Full tilt boogie.

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        • Jim Peters says:

          You’re not the only one!

          But we need to retrain those impulses and stay calm.

          If Trump unloads with everything he’s got, he has nothing left afterwards. Remember that. Sure, he may score some huge direct hits and smash his opposition into little pieces. But consider the alternative – we get 24 hours of intense satisfaction, only to see the MSM ignore it, Congress ignore it & nothing happen – with Trump weakened. That’s the risk.

          Hopefully Trump will keep his powder dry, for the moment – and keep his wits about him. I am 100% certain he will. In reality, he has the leverage – he has Comey desperate and flailing, he has Lynch & Rice exposed, Mueller would know he is hopelessly compromised, Trump has Nunes & Bannon working 24/7 on ObamaGate – he has a very powerful arsenal in place that he can use at will.

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          • Michael says:

            I just want these criminals imprisoned. That’s all.

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          • Here’s a possibly cool scenario: POTUS or a POTUS surrogate gets enemedia to ask him what he thinks about Mueller hiring all avid Dem supporters. P or S then answer:

            This is good! If he had hired most or all Rs and they found nothing, which I believe they would, you people would say “It’s Rs covering up for POTUS!” Whereas, with the present staff, when they find nothing, which I believe they will, you won’t be able to attack them.

            Now, why do I think this highly-qualified, high-power bunch of attorneys would make this finding that there is absolutely nothing to any of the allegations? Because they have their reputations and their legacies to protect. They have reached the top of their careers. They have nothing to prove, and everything to lose if they bungle this investigation.

            And, of course, if any one of them is found to be responsible for any leaks coming out of the SC’s investigating team, their reputations would suffer horribly!

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      • Oncefired says:

        I think Trump should have Sessions announce a Dueling Special Counsel to investigate Comey’s handling of the Clinton Email Debacle. I would expand the mandate of that Counsel to look into the Leaks, since Mueller doesn’t seem interested, plus it would immediately throw a wrench into Comey’s shell game.

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        • WSB says:

          Grand jury.

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        • amber says:

          Sessions recused himself from the Clinton email investigation. He is of very little use for POTUS at the moment

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          • That is not the case, amber. AG Sessions said the AF’s office conducts thousands of investigations. The ONLY one he recused himself from was the Russia one. He said that many, many times during this testimony yesterday, but strangely, the Democrats just couldn’t understand that concept!

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            • chicagodeplorable/ChicagoMom says:

              Yes, you are correct. I heard that, too.

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            • Mary says:

              they understand but if they acknowledge it in public it would take the air out of the media reporting on it.

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            • Sherlock says:

              Amber is right and wrong. Sessions promised during his confirmation hearing that he would recuse on “Clinton investigations”, for reasons he clearly set forth.
              This is from 1/10 in “The Hill”:

              “Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said Tuesday he would recuse himself from any possible investigations related to Hillary Clinton if he is confirmed as President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general.

              “Sessions said during a confirmation hearing the politically charged comments he made about the Clintons during the presidential campaign would give the appearance he is not impartial in potential probes of the private email server she used while secretary of State or of the Clinton Foundation.”

              Now, he hasn’t formally done so, to my knowledge, but it matters not, there are plenty there to do it if the President wishes. Don’t you remember, though, President Trump saying he had no intention of going after her? (Strangely, the left didn’t claim ‘obstruction” on that one did they?). Anyway, if you want an honest AG who understands and follows his oath, you’ve got one in Sessions. If you want a corrupt hack like what we’ve had for the past 8 years, I agree he’s not your man. He actually follows the law. Mueller should follow his lead and recuse due to his connections to Comey.

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      • Jimmy Jack says:

        I suspected they were goading Trump into action that would result in more outrage from the left. I was hoping Trump was laying yet another trap to catch more swamp creatures.

        Idk what to think of Mueller but I know if Comey and him are truly tight, he can’t be good.

        I appreciate your insight.

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    • WSB says:

      Lou Dobbs was just on with Greg Jarrett discussing the specific US Code that forbids Mueller from even serving in this capacity. By the code, Mueller must step down or face charges.

      If anyone can find the clip, I would appreciate it. I have trouble locating just-run clips for some reason.

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      • JAS says:

        I watched it. Greg is on point and quoting statutes. Mueller must recuse himself. Not doing so will bite him in the ass. The trap has already been set.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        WSB I saw it as well, but I am NO help on the video clips. And yes, Jarrett said Mueller must “shall” resign, it is not optional. The US Code even goes so far as to define what a personal relationship is within the context of this conflict of interest. He can be disbarred, also.

        So why the heck do you suppose Mueller even took the job? Why hasn’t he resigned? I just don’t get it. He can’t get away with this…..can he?

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        • WSB says:

          I am not sure what he is up to. Either Mueller did not believe his relationship with Comey would be questioned, or as SD is alluding to, he is investigating the leaks by Obamabots and there will be a lot of surprised people when he brings obstruction of justice charges against others but not President Trump.

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  2. Natasha says:

    Muller is doing what Comey did. TRYING TO BOX IN THE PRESIDENT.They want him to fire them so they can claim Obstruction. Dont fall for it. Use the Clinton Playbook. Target the leaks

    Why people thought Muller was a good guy is unbelievable. He lied us into the Iraq War!!!!

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    • Natasha says:

      Put extreme pressure on GOP and DOJ especially the little weasel Deputy AG that hired this team in the first place. If public pressure called for a counsel then it can also cause it to be terminated.

      START MAKING YOUR VOICES HEARD:

      Call or write Every Gop member on a daily basis
      Show up at events where GOP members may be and demand it be shut down
      Call dems in states Trump won and demand it be shut down or face primary
      Call or write other dems and tell them you will not support/tolerate this attempted coup
      Show up at town halls and let your voices be heard

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    • F104 says:

      Gee whez really??

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    • El Torito says:

      POTUS is already boxed in.

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  3. kinthenorthwest says:

    Keep your Good friends and guns close, and know who your enemies are ….It is a crazy world out there guys.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. David says:

    LEAK; MUELLER IS GOING IN THE DIRECTION OF OBSTRUCTION ETC.

    GREAT! This should Speed up (Motivate) President Trumps Grand Jury Investigations in Hillary’s Email Treason/Treason/Sedition/Perjury/Subversion and Corruption “Immediately”. Go on the Offense!

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  5. benzy says:

    Robert Mueller is fraught with multiple conflicts of interest. He has now moved his investigation into a position where he is looking into the termination of his CLOSE FRIEND, James Comey. That, in and of itself, is yet another conflict of interest. He has hired former staff of the Clinton Foundation to assist in looking into possible “collusion” in the election in which Hillary Clinton was defeated. He has also hired several donors to either the Clinton Foundation or the Clinton campaign. He also discussed James Comey’s testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, PRIOR to Comey testifying. That could be construed as creating a lawyer – client relationship with a major witness in an ongoing investigation which Mueller is heading. For each of these reasons… Robert Mueller MUST RECUSE himself from the Special Counsel position.

    #MuellerMustRecuse

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    • Oncefired says:

      Trump was able to fire Comey because he didn’t like the way he combed his hair. This is a Nothing Burger. Comey only served at the Pleasure of his boss in the Executive Branch, which happens to be one Donald J Trump

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  6. labrat says:

    I saw this this morning – but since I’m not familiar with this site< I chalked it up to fake news. Anyone see it anywhere else?
    http://truepundit.com/exclusive-doj-brass-says-comey-struck-insider-immunity-deal-with-mueller-to-avoid-criminal-charges/?platform=hootsuite

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    • Poco Loco says:

      That’s how the swamp critters do it. Immunity is a club that prosecutors love to wield against the defense. Trump needs to get into an offensive position. Sessions is useles and Rothstein a black hat who should have been long gone from DoJ. The Senate Dems are part of this “set up” by delaying Sessions and then forcing him to recuse. This is a total goat screw!

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    • BakoCarl says:

      If true, if Mueller has the power of “pardon”, if Mueller really is a black hat, then he can simply gather all his black hat friend leakers and “do badders” and find some excuse, any excuse, to “pardon” their crimes for cooperation in their testimony.

      Somehow, and I’m speaking entirely from ignorance here, it doesn’t sound right that the Special Counsel would have broad “pardon” powers.

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    • If Comey really did get immunity from Meuller than he needs to beef up his personal security. There is no way that he will be allowed to testify against Lynch or Clinton in any capacity. They will Foster him.

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      • rf121 says:

        You are assuming there will be an investigation of Lynch and Clinton. Pretty much the same staff in DOJ and FBI so what really changed. AG Sessions did the honorable thing in recusal but as honor does not matter to Dem’s it really is a mute gesture. All he did was put Rosenstein in charge. Name the last time a Dem recused them self. Ug. More wine.

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  7. jrapdx says:

    I don’t get it. What “obstruction of justice”? If Comey said the President was not a subject of investigation, how would firing Comey trigger investigating the President? So what justice was Trump “obstructing”? I understand the importance of the “leaking” that appears to be continuing, but that doesn’t have anything to do with Trump obstructing anything. The entire “investigation” is becoming increasingly rotten, and along with the shootings today, my anger level is getting very elevated and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

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    • AM says:

      There’s a segment of the population who reads only the headlines and cannot be persuaded that headlines can be wrong or misleading. It’s fodder for them only. They literally don’t care about the details like that.

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    • wyntre says:

      I think they’re trying to say POTUS interfered by asking Comey to go easy on Flynn.

      “I hope you can” find a way to go easy on him, according to Comey’s selective memory.

      Also Comey insisted POTUS forced a one-on-one with him.

      Pure BS but that, I think, is the origin of the OOJ investigation.

      But, in the immortal words of G-Man Comey, “I could be wrong.”

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      • cozettea says:

        That makes no sense because the Flynn investigation never stopped although it would have been legal for the President to do so, especially since it had nothing to do with Russia.

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    • luke says:

      Its now about the Flynn thing. The Russian Collusion BS is done. It’s about tying Trump with obstructing Comey from going after Flynn.

      I can see they are trying to bait Trump into squashing the special counsel. Should he abstain and not take the bait? I don’t know. I remember what happened to Libby. Total BS!
      All the swamp critters seem to really like Meuller.

      Here’s my final take…screw let it go forward. I don’t like it but what can I do. Be ready for the charge of obstruction to be plastered over every news site 24 hours per day for months. Get ready to demand your state and local politicians support our President come hell or high water.

      After that, get ready for hell.

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    • Running Fast says:

      The acts of Comey to run a false investigation, lie to congress, and leak info… all fall under obstruction.

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  8. Southpaw says:

    Following your logic, which is sound although one that requires patience, how can Mueller allow himself to be played so badly?

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  9. “Quote”
    *Five people briefed on the requests, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly,*
    Condition of *Anonymity*
    *Not Authorized*

    Enough for Me..
    We have 5 more “Leakers*?
    5 more Orange Jumpsuits, (3X too small) for’em to be outfitted out with..
    #LockThemUp..

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    • will ANY of these SOBs EVER see punishment / prison time??😕

      we (USA) seem to be REALLY good at investigations. punishment…not so much.

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      • AFVet says:

        I agree.
        Maybe with Trump at the tiller things will change.

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      • Say, here’s another scenario re: leakers. Most leaks go to NYT and WaPo, right? So, let’s get one of the grand juries referenced above to ask ALL the reporters who their ALL of their sources were? Reporters, of course, will not answer.

        GJ can then imprison them for contempt of court or whatever until one side or the other breaks. Over the years, several reporters have proudly served a few weeks (some longer) in jail to “protect their sources.” Fine. Do it.

        Why is this scheme so devilish? B/c newspapers are now severely short-staffed. What will they do once the news room is empty?

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  10. Greg says:

    Hmmm…per WaPo:

    “Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Adm. Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Rogers’ recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett”

    These wouldn’t be the guys to talk to about obstruction of justice. These would be the guys to talk to about leaks.

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    • Anne says:

      They testified in closed session before the Senate intelligence committee. Maybe they suggested that the President asked them to see if they can convince Comey to “let go” of the investigation of Flynn.

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    • Rejuvenated says:

      Remember during the congressional inquiry that Rogers, Brennan, etc were asked if President Trump tried obstructing them in any way and they all said no so it could be either/both reasons- obstruction or leaks 😕

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    • Oldschool says:

      Actually Coates and Rogers were questioned about obstruction in a congressional hearing recently.

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  11. Anne says:

    The President cannot dismiss Mueller while he is under investigation by Mueller (according to the leaked info).

    This continued nonsense is so stressful. At this point, it is dangerous. It may end in a civil war.

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  12. David says:

    FOX NEW LOU DOBBS; ITS TIME FOR GRAND JURY INVESTIGATIONS FOR HILLARY’S EMAILS, CLINTON FOUNDATION, UNMASKING, LYNCH…ETC.

    I believe the ONLY way to Win is GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION!

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  13. BobW462 says:

    Frankly, this doesn’t strike me as “news”. I thought we all knew this was coming. When the “Muh Russian” angle struck out, “obstruction” was next up to bat – right?

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  14. Sara c says:

    To a fault I am a total Trump supporter. Just stop for a moment and contemplate that if a tried and true dem (mueller) comes out and says no obstruction

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  15. Amittai says:

    If Russia narrative is false => Comey = sedition?

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  16. Rex says:

    Is President Trump letting Mueller and company wade out into the deep water where they can’t swim back?

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  17. lfhbrave says:

    On today’s Lou Dobbs show, Former AG Mukasey commented that if Mueller were investigating POTUS for “obstruction of justice” arising from Comey’s firing, then Mueller would have had to resign due to his special relationship with Comey. In other words, whatever Mueller’s investigating about “obstruction of justice”, it could not be POTUS in Comey’s firing.

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  18. Sylvia Avery says:

    I try, but I get lost in the labyrinth.

    The timing of this latest leak to WaPo, presumably from Mueller’s organization now, seems suspect in that it is 24 hours after AG Sessions strong testimony.

    Watched Lou Dobbs and both Judicial Watch’s Chris Farrell and former AG Michael Mukasy said they thought PDJT needs to have a sit down with Rod Rosenstein and tell him to limit the scope of Mueller’s investigation to criminal activities only, not counter intelligence. There is no crime, so that would end the charade.

    Couldn’t Comey’s leaking activities be referred to a grand jury for investigation?

    Loretta Lynch’s alleged improprieties seem vast. There is no way that can be ignored. Why shouldn’t there by a grand jury to investigate her actions?

    Wouldn’t these three simple actions: limit Mueller to crimes only, refer Comey’s leaks to a grand jury, and refer Lynch’s activities to a grand jury take care of a host of problems?

    Limiting Mueller would pretty well end the investigation with a no findings result, and if Comey and Lynch were investigated by grand juries, they would hopefully end up with charges being brought.

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  19. I know SD you keep putting all this back into a nice package. And I’m in your debt for that.

    But this being announced today, or leaked today, says it all.
    The left is totally out of control. This was leaked to put the shooting on the back page and take it out of the news cycle.

    If anything you are saying about people testifying as early as this week is correct, it shouldn’t take more than a day for the charge to be dropped.
    I’m not a lawyer. But anyone who can actually say that Trump obstructed any part of the investigation, are all on record under oath as saying he did not.

    As for Comey, the only thing there is he said, he said. Which Trump has already denied saying.
    And maybe the President can’t say it out loud. But the reason he fired Comey was because of Comey’s refusal to tell everyone that he was not under any investigation.
    That was what he wanted. He wanted his name cleared.

    But to me, this has got to be put to a rest sooner than later. The MSM and lib left feeding frenzy needs to be stopped for everyones safety.

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  20. bobsunshine says:

    Obstruction of Justice implies there was a “crime” to begin with. President Trump can fire anyone in the Executive Office for any reason. As Trump said in his interview, Comey’s handling of the Russian Investigation was one of the reasons, not the only one. The Media is playing it like it was the only reason. If a subordinate can’t do the job, fire him. Period. Remember, Comey was not “leading” any investigation per se since other agents were doing the work. As McCabe said, nothing has changed with Comey’s firing. In regards to Coats, asking questions about the Flynn investigation is not a crime. I see this as Mueller looking at everything and wants to be sure there is no claim of Obstruction. I also see this as going on during next year’s election cycle and the Dems will use this to gain control of the House and then they can start the Impeachment process. I can not understand why the Republicans can let Obama have a pass on Fast and Furious, Lynch meeting, etc. and they will not get some backbone and fight against any possibility of collusion, etc.

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  21. deqwik2 says:

    Sundance, did you see my post about Rep Turner on House Intel asking Comey if there was a way to separate the fake stories from the real stories that Comey was briefing them about in “Classified” settings so that the American people could be told & Comey said “No”.
    Listen 3:25:55

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    • deqwik2 says:

      In other words, GOP couldn’t tell us that Trump was not under investigation because they had been told in a “Classified” meeting so it would be leaking classified info if they did.

      That’s what Rubio was referring to when he said the only thing that didn’t leak was that Trump was not under investigation.

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  22. mccall1981 says:

    I realize that no one knows exactly, but does anyone have a ballpark guess as to how long Mueller’s investigation will take? Are we talking a couple months, a year, two years?

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    • RunningOnEmpty says:

      It will last until the find something to indict the President.

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    • BobW462 says:

      I’ll take a guess… It depends on what Mueller’s “real” intentions are, and whether or not he sees his chances for success improving or declining as time goes on.

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      • Elections of 2018 will have a LOT to do with his intentions. This is why we need to fight hard and fight starting now. I’m thinking of a spiel something like this,
        “Hey, you know me, don’t you? You know how much I check things out before I accept them as fact, right? Well, I’m telling you President Trump is innocent of any and all charges, innuendos, hints or suggestions of wrong-doing! So, please vote for Cand. X, who supports our President. It is the only way we will be able to pass needed legislation and drain the Swamp!”

        Think that will work?

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    • Bull Durham says:

      Six months.

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    • NoeliCannoli says:

      Historically, the “investigations tend to develop a life of their own. The “Special Counsel” rents office space, buys furniture and computers, signs contracts and hires attorneys and staff. Once up and running, the investigations wander all over the place, especia)y with the underlying political motivation. As a general rule, the duration will be YEARS. Waste of time and money, and major distraction for the administration.

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  23. Joan says:

    Thank you for your analysis, Sundance, but sometimes I wonder if many of the people who post comments here actually read what you write.

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  24. tony5460 says:

    I thought appointing Mueller is a brilliant move by team Trump?

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    • jefcool64 says:

      You’re not reading him right.
      “This report/outcome is not unexpected as it would be part of Mueller’s investigative duty to follow-up on any assertions made in this regard regardless of merit.”

      Sundance is saying that the WaPo report is a nothingburger and then it’s a matter of course that Mueller would have checked that anyway.

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    • sundance says:

      There’s no reason to believe it wasn’t.

      Many people are operating on emotion and absorbing “clickbait” article angst.

      Mueller couldn’t hire a team of rabidly political republican type investigators. What would that do to the effectiveness of the outcome? Think about it.

      Mueller couldn’t NOT look at obstruction. Think about it.

      President Trump and the circle of advisers, including AG Sessions, did nothing wrong in this entire ‘muh Russia’ nonsense exercise. Stay calm and carry on – MAGA.

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      • JustSomeInputFromAz says:

        Citizen Trump, Candidate Trump, and President Trump is beyond CLEAN.

        And the Campaign Staff was a small, tough, tight ship. A Lean Mean Fighting Machine.

        The various Swamp creatures have been sniffing for dirt ever since Candidate Trump started gaining momentum during Primary season: net result the Access Hollywood Tapes and a bunch of loser women slinging ridiculous claims (even the Mostly Swamp Media dropped that potato).

        Carter Paige is trying to fight back and the Congressional Committee has postponed his testimony. And heck Mr. Paige was not even a player in the Campaign.

        The person most at risk here IMO is Mr. Manafort and being the smooth operator he is, he will be fine.

        “They” are trying to separate President Trump from his Base with these news cycle reports and that is not going to happen. “They” still do not understand the connection Candidate Trump made with US!

        Rant Over…..

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      • Oldschool says:

        Without your analysis, I would never have seen this. Thank you Sundance.

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      • Mary says:

        compare how Comey looked when testifying and compare it to how AG Sessions looked. Take a look at Trump and his team, do they outwardly look like they are worried. NO. the only one I see that looks like death warmed over is James Comey

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      • Phil aka Felipe says:

        Sundance, I always appreciate your analysis. This site may be known as the Last Refuge, but it is the First one to visit if you want sane discussion of the issues important to the preservation of this country.

        Another reason to “Stay calm and carry on – MAGA”: the seating of Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court (McConnell pleasantly surprised me and got ‘er done), with the potential of Trump naming more justices soon.

        Whatever Special Counsel Muellar determines POTUS has done wrong, the whole process in which he came to the position has more holes than swiss cheese. Trump’s legal team has a target rich environment to attack in defense of Trump should it ever reach the Supreme Court. I think that it is unlikely to make it that far. The whole special counsel meme is flawed at many levels.

        Like you said. Stay calm and carry on – MAGA.

        .

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  25. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    This was always the play, the faux ‘obstruction.’

    And the leaking smear game goes on.

    This is all they have left, these two things. And their attempt to smear Sessions.

    Walk it down, step by step. Team Trump has the bandwidth to work on this now, and they have begun.

    Keep going.

    The media and the anti-Trump forces need a new narrative to keep this story in the news. And so we get the obstruction stuff.

    No surprise.

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    • Minnie says:

      First, the implied charge was “collusion”.

      When that was legitimately debunked the charge became “obstruction”.

      Remember, folks, the left thrives on projection.

      The hotter the seat gets, the more dangerous and lame the charge becomes against OUR President, same cannot be said for the daft lefty moon bats.

      Trying to piece it all together, getting a migraine.

      Today’s shooting tied to Bernie?

      Deep State and Swamp are beyond any level of evil I or anyone else has ever encountered.

      Except, of course, for OUR President, who was fully aware of all the slings and arrows to be thrown at him, which is precisely why he earned my vote.

      My support and loyalty to Mr. Trump grow exponentially each day.

      God be with us, pray unceasingly 🙏

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      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        Amen

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        • Mary says:

          I get a chill when I think of deep state and what they are capable of doing. They will never be able to beat my support of the President out of me, it just reinforces my resolve to stand with the President.

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          • MakeAmericaGreat says:

            This is pure politics and political warfare. Standard stuff for the Deep State and the Dems.

            Trump isn’t their first target and won’t be their last.

            I’m with Trump 100% and I think he’s done a great job with all this so far.

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            • Mary says:

              That’s the beauty of all this, everyone’s running around like chickens with their heads cut of and PDJT and his cabinet are on course and full steam ahead. MEDIA is missing all this!

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              • MakeAmericaGreat says:

                exactly

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              • piper567 says:

                And every group of actual Americans who work for a living, and who meet TRUMP and sit in round tables with him, walk away energized and enthusiastic.
                These folks carry all of this back to their workers. The whole deal with Labor is a Big Deal, and TRUMP is the real deal with this sector. And the Dems have NO counter.
                Little by little TRUMP is building his base, and it is a genuine, engaged base…not one based on cronyism.
                Let the do-nothing Congress think they are doing something. It won’t be long before not many care one way or another WHAT Congress is doing.
                They will be too busy improving the lives of their families.

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            • Standard stuff for deep state and uniparty.

              FIFY… 😉

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  26. aredtailblog says:

    So we know that Mueller is a conflict of interest and the leaks are the real illegality here.

    Given that we’re dealing the Dems though, what’s our path about this?

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  27. Papoose says:

    And less than a month later this black hat flies beneath the radar…. what up?

    Benjamin Wittes

    https://www.lawfareblog.com/what-james-comey-told-me-about-donald-trump

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  28. Poco Loco says:

    Don’t forget the Republicans are part of the problem and want to see Trump out. They want him to fail and will work to see him fail. The whole rotten mess stinks to high Hell!

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    • wyntre says:

      Did you catch Ryan’s sanctimonious nearly gleeful comments this morning after the Scalise shooting?

      He was d@mn near crowing! What a great opportunity to say KUMBAYA, if one of us is attacked we are all attacked.

      I wanted to barf.

      And then Pelosi saying she agrees with Ryan.

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      • MVW says:

        I somehow can’t get the image of Ryan driving the Weinermobile out of my mind. Forevermore, Ryan will be that guy, the proud driver of a clown car.

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      • However, I do think there is a chance some, or many, Rs will change their minds as the implications behind today’s shooting start to sink in. You know – atheists/foxholes? Mugged/liberals?

        We need to pray BIGLE that G-d helps straighted out some twisted brains.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        wyntre, I’m glad it wasn’t just me. I hated Ryan’s speech. I loathed his line about if one of us is attacked we are all attacked. Oh please, spare me.

        And then to listen to crazy Nan talking about praying for them. Right. If Nan walked into a church or lifted her heart in prayer lightening would strike and the Hellmouth would open. What a bunch of hideous lying fakes.

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        • Jimmy Jack says:

          I’m still mad about the Pelosi speech. Listen to the whole thing if you haven’t Treepers – she sounds like a drunken rambling granny.

          The first thing I heard on the news this AM was that Ryan sound clip and it didn’t sound as bad today to me as it did yesterday but it still irks me. Where is the outrage? Idk if it’s that Reps don’t know how not to let a tragedy go to waste or how they do bc his speech yesterday was all Uniparty shill to me.

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  29. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    The merits of the fake obstruction case are weak. And seem highly unlikely to go anywhere barring some new, explosive revelations. Dershowitz has been the definitive voice on the matter.

    – Can’t be obstruction when a president is exercising his Constitutionally-granted power
    – Trump could pardon Flynn even if a Comey investigation found Flynn wrongdoing
    – Rosenstein and Sessions both wrote memos to Trump recommending firing Flynn

    This is just a continuation of a Trump smear job by the press and the anti-Trump Deep State operatives.

    This is their final, serious hope. But it seems more a fantasy than a realistic hope.

    And, again, the real game here is to smear Trump with innuendo and keep him on the defensive. This is not ‘news;’ of course this was going to happen.

    As Sundance points out, the true story is the leaking.

    The leakers involved here are still bold. They need to be smoked out and crushed.

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  30. maxmbj says:

    I am of the opinion things are simpler than than they might appear. I doubt Trump is masterminding a kind of “Joesph to his brothers” reversal. Every player here is doing pretty much what you’d expect. Comey is a liar and slimebag but he isn’t capable of 4-D chess. Mueller is investigating obstruction to get it out of the way because there is no obstruction and everybody knows it. Sessions made a mistake with recusal but he’s adapting.

    Trump is relaxed about all this because he’s not guilty of anything. He’s seeing all kinds of positives open up as more and more Dem-fish take the bait. Trump’ s basically playing it like he has his whole life: watching what happens and adjusting.

    Anyway, that’s my take. Trump will win big in all this. I’m just curious how long it will take for the dam to burst.

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    • AM says:

      I think in many ways he’s far more patient with these scenarios than other people are for him. He gave Comey enough rope to hang himself with and fired him when he was out of town, away from his office. Sounds like he’s waiting for similar moment with Mueller, if it comes.

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  31. Old Lady says:

    It may very well be true, but I refuse to get in a wad over a Washington Post report.

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  32. tytanshammer says:

    The media is obviously trying to hard to end the special counsel. It becomes really apparent once Sundance points the facts out. I still don’t know what is going on in Mueller’s head, but the best play is to force him to make a decision on his own and not rescue him. Either he will try to save a sinking ship, or he will consider his future and do the right thing. But to recuse or try to fix the special counsel feeds the narrative and is a strategic mistake that allows too many people to escape. Let it play out and force Mueller to hang or exonerate himself.

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    • deqwik2 says:

      “The media is obviously trying to hard to end the special counsel.”
      ^^^^
      Right there may be the answer as to why we need it to keep going. lol

      I heard Gowdy questioning Comey & made it sound like journalist can be prosecuted for leaking but it’s never been done.

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  33. 4sure says:

    SD, I don’t follow your logic that Mueller investigating Trump for Ob. of justice is beneficial to Comey.

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  34. wheatietoo says:

    It’s almost like Mueller is trying to get shut down.

    Sort of a “Stop me before I have to do my job and condemn my friends” type of thing?

    Or maybe the Leaks are coming from someone on his team.
    And Mueller doesn’t know about it.

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  35. freddy says:

    GOP and RINOS may have in mind losing the house so trump can be impeached without them to take the blame. Only problem there are people like us who can figure out their every move in a short time. Imagine how messy impeachment hearings would be and after this assasination attempt Kathy Griffen and the NY play we are very much on edge. This could end in civil unrest easily which may be the direction the left prefer to decrry marshal law in some way or bring Obama back………….We are getting close to what the plan is they cooked up on that island last years. This is a RINO operation……..

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    • AM says:

      Nah. People don’t “plan” like that, especially when it involves themselves being out of a job.

      Liked by 1 person

      • alligatriot says:

        And especially when “conventional wisdom” and the polls were certain of a Hillary win. With Trump’s surprise, we’re seeing raw panic and the swamp dwellers are making it up as they go. That’s why these are dangerous times.
        Thank goodness President Trump IS in that Big White House!
        MAGA

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  36. pyromancer76 says:

    Thanks, Sundance, for keeping our eyes on the prize: “If we avoid all the shiny things, ignore the shell game and reset our frame of reference to the only illegal activity currently known, the leaking; the main illegal activity visible is the illegal leaking of classified intelligence information.”

    It is the illegal leaking everywhere that must be stopped. The only way it will be stopped is by prosecution and jail time. The first and foremost primary target, the acknowledged guilty one, is James Comey. Don’t let him lie his way out of this one. Don’t let the Propaganda Press blind us or harass us so we cannot think.

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  37. Rivers says:

    Yeah, the media had speculated this wouldn’t happen a couple days ago because Republicans are in charge. The media forgot how the Republicans love to throw their own under the bus. This couldn’t have been possible without feckless beta RINOS
    ————————————
    Comey firing to be investigated by Senate panel, new report says

    The Senate Judiciary Committee is planning on opening an investigation into the events surrounding President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
    The investigation could potentially examine whether the president interfered in the ongoing Russia investigation by moving to fire Comey.
    “The Judiciary Committee has an obligation to fully investigate any alleged improper partisan interference in law enforcement investigations,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a letter announcing the move.
    “It is my view that fully investigating the facts, circumstances, and rationale for Mr. Comey’s removal will provide us the opportunity to do that on a cooperative, bipartisan basis,” Grassley continued. “The American people deserve a full accounting of attempts to meddle in both our democratic processes and the impartial administration of justice.”
    /SNIP
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/14/comey-firing-to-be-investigated-by-senate-panel-new-report-says.html

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    • lfhbrave says:

      The wicked force our POTUS is facing is unprecedented. Never thought seeing this happening in this great country. What a time to live in.

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    • rf121 says:

      You are kidding right? You do realize that what ever the Repub’s on the committee do will be ignored and all the Dem’s on the committee will be front page news. At this point there should be zero committees investigating the administration just as Obozo had in his first two years. This is so sad. But I do look forward to Trump vetoing the Congresses budget and shutting down the government.

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    • chicagodeplorable/ChicagoMom says:

      I hope you are correct; I’ve liked Grassley’s other offensives so far. Keep praying that he has PDJT’s six!

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  38. MAGADJT says:

    If this were a special counsel investigating a Dem President, the wagons would be circled up and every Dem surrogate, congressperson, and official would be all over TV trashing the special counsel’s integrity, standing, and jurisdiction.

    The problem is that DJT has no high profile backup here with the exception of a few talk show hosts and Newt Gingrich. Everyone needs to write their Republican US Senators and Congressman and demand they go on record to defend and support a duly elected President from false attack.

    I have done so and let it be known that I voted for both them and DJT in the last election, and if forced to choose, I would support DJT over any of them.

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  39. trumpmaga says:

    So what if Mueller is investigating possible obstruction of justice? I am sure he is also investigating the leaking. Of course WaPo will only report that obstruction of justice is being investigated because that benefits the dems. Remember everything about Comey’s investigating was leaked except that President Trump was not under investigation. The dems with the MSM will twist any leak to suit there agenda.
    I agree with SD. Trump knows Mueller is ok and when Mueller clears Trump and investigates the leakers with the help of dem favored lawyers, there will then be little to find fault with by the dems or MSM. President Trump will have them boxed in.
    In the meantime Sessions will release the grand jury’s just before the 2018 midterms after President Trump has his healthcare bill,tax cut bill,budget, and funding for the wall passed.
    Pray for justice. Pray for President Trump. MAGA

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  40. erinsmemole says:

    Look, Comey wasn’t fired because of Russia. I watched when Clapper and Sally Yates appeared before Congress and both said they had never been contacted by the FBI about the unmasking. I told my husband I thought PTrump would blow a gasket and that Comey was gone. He was out in about 72 hrs. PTrump said that was his number one priority. Who thinks he can keep a job when you think you don’t have to follow instructions?

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  41. NannyG says:

    This is as sketchy as the original WaPo artucle, but it offered a way for WaPo editors and lawyers to come out clean:

    http://truepundit.com/washington-post-editors-skeptical-of-own-papers-story-on-mueller-obstruction-investigation-of-trump-say-it-was-rushed-and-hushed/
    The story never appeared on the morning and afternoon menu at news meetings held daily by the paper’s editors to decide on upcoming political stories for Thursday’s newshole. Instead, the heavily anonymous-sourced story simply appeared late Wednesday night already published, bypassing the once-mandated editorial process established to flush out poorly-sourced stories or stories with weak reader appeal.
    “Wasn’t on the daily budget. It was rushed and hushed.”
    Editors said the story was likely written after the afternoon news meeting and kept quiet and was obviously “rushed out the door” in a small window of one to two hours, likely bypassing a review by the newspaper’s lawyers which could take a day in itself.

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  42. Harry Lime says:

    Well said, CSpenser.

    Tell everyone you know to contact their representatives and convey this message. Enough is enough. However, I doubt it will change anything. They (Dems, Repubs, Media etc.) all seem to be willing to go down with the ship.

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  43. Sandra-VA says:

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    • lfhbrave says:

      Does this make the Post story legit?

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    • MVW says:

      Mueller is another Disney ‘Pluto’ hound chasing a dead squirrel pulled around the back yard by a string by Trump. DhimmiRats have dead squirrel smell rubbed all over them.

      By the time this dead squirrel chase drama is over, a bath won’t get the Dhimmi’s back in the house, it will take years to get that smell off, if ever.

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  44. wyntre says:

    Well-said.

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  45. This WAPO story was to change the narrative that the MSM and Democrats are promoting violence!

    Liked by 6 people

    • BobW462 says:

      ^^^^^^ Winner, winner, chicken dinner !

      Liked by 1 person

    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      Yep, I posted that earlier on another thread. It is to change the narrative to give the excuse for CNN and MSNBC and even FOX to run with the story so they don’t have to discuss the shooting and the hateful rhetoric that has come from the Left that has caused it.

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  46. Poco Loco says:

    Never underestimate the Washington cabal of insiders who will stop at nothing to maintain their power and place at the trough. Mueller is a long time swamp dweller, so is Rothstein and Comey is the poster boy for long lived swamp dwellers having been around DC since Whitewater. The leakers are controlling the meme and seem to be well hidden. Sessions should have had one or more grand juries on this since January. Nothing good for Trump will come out of Mueller’s prosecution. Mueller is totally conflicted and the lawyers he’s brought on the case are all Clintonistas who are for sure biased against Trump. This is a no win game of pin the tail on the donkey.

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  47. snarkybeach says:

    any story from the WaPo with bylines from four or more reporters means one wrote the column and the others made up quotes for the anonymous sources

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  48. Troublemaker says:

    When Mueller was appointed it indicated there was already a potential crime (would not appoint special counsel if not). We have been in the dark about what those crimes are. Flynn foreign lobbyist activity, leakers, etc? Who knows?

    First, we don’t even know if this allegation is true. After all, we found out recently the media Trump Russia stories pushed for five months were lies.

    It would make sense to look into it due to Comey memo (as weird as that was). However, there were other more troubling revelations in that testimony. Clinton and Lynch tarmac story influencing Comey’s actions, and worse….the allegation of Comey confronting Loretta Lynch about proof of obstruction (if that story is accurate).

    Maybe they are probing Clinton and Dem obstruction (what names are in the evidence Comey showed lynch?) and threw Trump probe in for good measure? It’s typical M.O. for Dems to falsely accuse the other side of doing what they are, in fact, doing themselves.

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  49. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Want to comment on Sundance’s take on the Comey/Mueller angle as well as a related opinion, by some, that even the media wants to shut down the Special Counsel.

    Why would the media want to shut down the Special Counsel? Unless they are getting ‘nudged’ in that direction by someone who is leaking to them.

    Just as it made no sense for Trump to use executive privilege to block Comey from testifying, it similarly makes no surface-level sense for the media to want to shut down a Special Counsel investigating (supposedly), their sworn enemy Trump.

    But the executive privilege thing was a bait to try and trap Trump (and help Comey). And if the media is trying to argue in favor of ending the Special Counsel, they may be doing so to also help their ally Comey.

    There are several layers of things going on here, which is exactly what Sundance has pointed out. Don’t necessarily believe the up-front cover story.

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