July 22nd – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #184

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1,352 Responses to July 22nd – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #184

  1. SR says:

    Rats, RINO and fake msm are happy PTrump can not fire Mueller and Session is out of business. DAG will not fire Mueller and Mueller can keep digging and he do not care about anyone as Mueller has nothing to loose.
    This whole thing is making us mad. I am sure PTrump team knows from day one after Mueller appointed and must have some solution which no one knows right now.


  2. boot says:

    I was hoping Sessions has some secret Grand Juries in progress investigating Clinton’s emails and Foundation. Unfortunately that looks most unlikely because I checked that Sessions has recused himself from all that stuff as well as the Russia stuff. As follows …….

    Extract from Judiciary Committee meeting …..
    Grassley … “During the course of the presidential campaign, you made a number of statements about the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, relating to her handling of sensitive e-mails and regarding certain actions of the Clinton Foundation”.
    Sessions … “I believe the proper thing for me to do, would be to recuse myself from any questions involving those kind of investigations that involve Secretary Clinton and that were raised during the campaign or to be otherwise connected to it.”
    Grassley … “To be very clear, you intend to recuse yourself from both the Clinton e-mail investigation and any matters involving the Clinton Foundation, if there are any?”
    Sessions … “Yes”

    Therefore we have to rely on Rosenstein to set up Grand Juries etc etc ….. how likely is that?


    • WSB says:

      Do we rely on Chris Wray to investigate and reccommend prosecution?

      Liked by 3 people

    • George says:

      I didn’t know Sessions made that recusal.
      Grassley covering for Clinton is disgraceful.

      Liked by 2 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      Doesn’t mean that those investigations cannot be done…by someone else in the DOJ.

      It doesn’t have to be Rosenstein, either.
      Sessions can delegate those investigations of Clinton to someone he trusts…someone who is loyal to Pres Trump, that wasn’t involved in the campaign.

      Liked by 5 people

      • boot says:

        With respect, I tend to doubt that Sessions can delegate Clinton investigations to anyone … his decision to delegate would imply he is managing this part of the DOJ’s activities which would not be acceptable under his recusal. For example, Sessions did not “delegate” the Russia stuff to a SC … that had to come from Rosenstein.


        • wheatietoo says:

          Sessions only recused himself…he didn’t recuse the entire DOJ.

          Liked by 1 person

          • boot says:

            I agree. However under the recusal he cannot, for example, manage DOJ resources by delegating someone to specifically investigate the Clinton stuff. Only Rosenstein can do that. By his recusal Sessions has, in effect, “delegated” to Rosenstein everything to do with the Russia and Clinton stuff and that includes decision making on management of DOJ resources and staff deployment.


            • wheatietoo says:

              Why? …Because Rosenstein is the Deputy AG?

              Sorry, but I think you’re giving Rosenstein more power than he actually has.

              As AG, Sessions still has the power to delegate investigations to whomever he wants to.
              He just cannot involve himself in the investigations he has recused himself from.


              • boot says:

                With respect I would disagree but I won’t argue the point further after this post. I think you will find that, as per the recusal of Sessions on all matters pertaining to American presidential campaigns Rosenstein has been designated to perform the requisite functions of the Attorney General with respect to the aforementioned matters. Therefore, in my opinion, only Rosenstein can delegate another member of the DOJ staff to pursue a Clinton investigation, set up Grand Juries etc etc. If Sessions can delegate the Clinton stuff to someone other than Rosenstein, then he could have also delegated the Russia stuff and perhaps we would be in a different situation now.


                • boot says:

                  I said that was my last post on the subject but I forgot to add a paraphrased part of Sessions official recusal statement ……
                  “Consistent with the succession order for the Department of Justice the Deputy Attorney General shall act as and perform the functions of the Attorney General with respect to any matters from which I have recused myself to the extent they exist.”


            • boot says:

              Another point while I think about it ……… as well as being subject to dismissal by the President, an AG is subject to impeachment by Congress. I guess that if Sessions unrecused himself there would be vociferous calls for his impeachment. Unfortunately there are no easy answers to the Mueller problem or to be reasonably certain the Clinton stuff is being pursued.


    • deqwik2 says:

      IF DOJ has any plans to open a new case, they may be waiting on the Comey & McCabe investigation to be finished. They are still being investigated over the handling of Hillary’s email.


  3. SandraOpines says:

    Liked by 2 people

  4. blognificentbee says:

    Watching Jesse Watters, a young lady is on discussing how she went from a being a Berner to a Trumpian. She said that she did not know a lot about capitalism, and is still learning. Bless her for seeing the light, but how can a well-spoken, educated American girl not know about capitalism? Did her parents not show her how to use money, work, take an economics class in HS or college?

    Again, so happy that she is teaching herself about AmericaFirst, but what a sad statement about how our children are being raised.

    Liked by 4 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      Yes, Bee…it’s pretty outrageous isn’t it.

      We currently have a great example of what a disaster Socialism is, in Venezuela right now.
      All we have to do it point to that, to illustrate to young people what socialism does to a country.

      Liked by 5 people

    • WSB says:

      She was adorable but I have no idea how she has been so screwed up? I think it started with the ‘Feminist’ movement…Madonna or younger celebs?

      Liked by 2 people

  5. chicagodeplorable says:

    I just browsed Rosenstein’s twitter; I am totally amazed at all the anti-Trump messages he is retweeting!


  6. fleporeblog says:

    Folks they can’t break us and they absolutely can’t break our President! Even their dumb bias polls are killing their narrative. The problem for them is that our President is only getting stronger and his train is taking on more and more Americans. Here is the proof no matter how hard they try to hide it.


    From the article linked above:

    Reuters published a story on Thursday about a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll with this blazing headline: “One in eight people who voted for Trump having second thoughts.”

    The more accurate headline, based on the actual Reuters/Ipsos Poll results would be this: “One in twenty people who voted for Trump would not vote for him again, a significant improvement from one in eight back in May.” (One in twenty is five percent. One in eight is 12 percent.)

    But the actual data within the poll shows that Trump’s standing with his base actually improved during the past two months.

    The Reuters’ story is based on the answers to one question taken in the Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted of 2016 Trump voters in July. Reuters/Ipsos asked the same question of 2016 Trump voters in a poll in May, and Trump’s standing among those voters during the two months period improved by six percent.


    In May, here’s what Trump voters said:

    82 percent Would vote for Trump again
    9 percent Would not vote
    5 percent Don’t know
    4 percent Would vote for others (Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, or Jill Stein)

    In July, here’s what Trump voters said:

    88 percent would vote for Trump again
    1 percent would not vote
    7 percent don’t know
    4 percent would vote for others (Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, or Jill Stein)

    Reuters is the same organization that predicted on November 7, 2016, “With hours to go before Americans vote, Democrat Hillary Clinton has about a 90 percent chance of defeating Republican Donald Trump in the race for the White House, according to the final Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project.”


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