Dershowitz: “Democrats Will Regret Calling Mueller to Testify”…

Alan Dershowitz appears with two panel members of the ‘Tick-Tock-Boom club’ to discuss the potential of Robert Mueller’s testimony.

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On the issue of the May 16th, 2017, Mueller trip to the White House raised by ‘tick-tock’ chairman Greg Jarrett, his emphasis is on the wrong syllable.

If Mueller does appear before congress the substance of Mueller’s White House visit should be ignored, and his status within the visit should be the focus.  Not to beat a dead horse, but the purpose of Rosenstein taking Mueller to the White House had nothing to do with Mueller as a candidate for FBI Director.

Congress needs to skip the BS, and get right to the heart of the issue.  Here is five Minutes of rapid fire questions for Mueller on this subject:

♦On May 16, 2017, were you applying to become FBI Director?
♦Why did you go to the White House?
♦When did Rod Rosenstein contact you about going to the White House?
♦When did Rod Rosenstein first contact you about becoming special counsel?
♦Did you speak to any members of the DOJ or FBI prior to going to the White House?
♦Were there conversations about a possible ‘special counsel position’ prior to May 16th, 2017?
♦Were you aware President Trump was under investigation prior to your conversation of May 16th, with President Trump?
♦Were you aware of the nature of the investigation, prior to May 16, 2017?
♦Were you aware of the possibility of being appointed ‘special counsel’?
♦Did you take any recording devices into the Oval Office meeting?
♦Did you own the cell phone you left in the Oval Office on May 16, 2017?
♦Between the afternoon Oval Office meeting and the next day announcement to the Gang-of-Eight by Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe, when exactly did you agree to become special counsel?
♦How did Rod Rosenstein contact you between May 16, 2017 and early morning May 17, 2017, about becoming special counsel?
♦Did you immediately agree to become special counsel when asked?
♦How much time transpired between Rosenstein asking you to become special counsel and your acceptance of the position?

See where this line of questioning goes?

The dynamic here is pretty damned obvious.

There was less than 24 hours between the time Mueller and Rosenstein were in the Oval Office (May 16th), and the time Rosenstein told the Gang-of-Eight that Mueller was appointed Special Counsel (May 17th).

That’s not a lot of time for discussion and contemplation by Mueller.  Yet, Rosenstein confirmed Mueller’s appointment to the Gang-of-Eight less than 24 hours after the oval office meeting.

So it stands to reason the first contact about the position happened prior to the May 16th Oval Office meeting.  If accurate, Mueller was aware Trump was under investigation, AND Mueller was aware he could be special counsel to take over the investigation prior to the Oval Office meeting.

I’ll bet you a dozen donuts the entire purpose of the Oval Office meeting with Mueller was part of the FBI investigation…. and Mueller’s cell phone wasn’t actually Mueller’s cell phone… it was an FBI phone set up so that McCabe’s investigators could listen to the conversation with the target of the investigation, President Trump.

Occam’s Razor – A former FBI Director… meeting with the president of the United States… in the oval office…. in the middle of one of the more consequential time-periods in history… immediately after the firing of the former FBI Director… with family and a network of friends curious as to the outcome…. who is also communicating with the Deputy Attorney General… doesn’t *accidentally* leave his cell phone in the Oval Office.

That background allows people to absorb the intent and motivations of the Special Counsel investigation.  How many people even know Robert Mueller interviewed President Donald Trump six days after the FBI launched a criminal “obstruction of justice” investigation, and ten months after the FBI launched the counterintelligence investigation….

..The May 16, 2017, Mueller meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office.

The Mueller Report shows there never was a Trump Russia-Collusion-Conspiracy case to begin with; and with the report showing how most of Mueller’s investigative time was spent gathering evidence for an ‘obstruction case’; and with new revelations from Andrew McCabe, John Dowd and Mueller officials overlayed on the previous Strzok/Page texts; we can now clearly reconcile the May 16th, 2017, meeting between President Trump, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller. Here’s how…

FBI Director James Comey was fired on Tuesday May 9th, 2017. According to his own admissions (NBC and CBS), Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe immediately began a criminal ‘obstruction’ investigation the next day, Wednesday May 10th; and he immediately enlisted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

These McCabe statements line up with with text message conversations between FBI lawyer Lisa Page and FBI agent Peter Strzok – (same dates 5/9 and 5/10):

(text message link)

It now appears that important redaction is “POTUS” or “TRUMP”. [Yes, this is evidence that some unknown DOJ officials redacted information from these texts that would have pointed directly to the intents of the DOJ and FBI. [WARNING: Don’t get hung on it.]

The next day, Thursday May 11th, 2017, Andrew McCabe testifies to congress. With the Comey firing fresh in the headlines, Senator Marco Rubio asked McCabe: “has the dismissal of Mr. Comey in any way impeded, interrupted, stopped, or negatively impacted any of the work, any investigation, or any ongoing projects at the Federal Bureau of Investigation?”

McCabe responded: “So there has been no effort to impede our investigation to date. Quite simply put, sir, you cannot stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing, protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution.”

However, again referencing his own admissions, on Friday May 12th McCabe met with DAG Rod Rosenstein to discuss the issues, referencing the criminal ‘obstruction’ case McCabe had opened just two days before. According to McCabe:

… “[Rosenstein] asked for my thoughts about whether we needed a special counsel to oversee the Russia case. I said I thought it would help the investigation’s credibility. Later that day, I went to see Rosenstein again. This is the gist of what I said: I feel strongly that the investigation would be best served by having a special counsel.” (link)

Recap: Tuesday: Comey Fired; Wednesday: McCabe starts criminal ‘obstruction’ case; Thursday: McCabe testifies to congress “no effort to impede”; Friday: McCabe and Rosenstein discuss appointing a Special Counsel.

After the weekend, Monday May 15th, McCabe states he and Rosenstein conferred again about the Special Counsel approach. McCabe: “I brought the matter up with him again after the weekend.”

Now, overlaying what we know now that we did not know in 2018, to include the John Dowd interview and McCabe admissions, a very clear picture emerges.

On Tuesday May 16th, Rod Rosenstein takes Robert Mueller to the White House to talk with the target of the ‘obstruction’ criminal investigation, Donald Trump, under the ruse of bringing Mueller in for a meeting about becoming FBI Director.

Knowing McCabe launched a criminal obstruction investigation six days earlier (May 10th); and knowing Mueller was ineligible for the position of FBI Director; this “meeting” looks entirely different.

This meeting looks like an opportunity to gather evidence for the obstruction case.

Heck, perhaps this meeting was even recorded as part of the FBI investigation.

Remember the Rosenstein ‘wear a wire‘ debates? Well, did Rosenstein need to actually wear a wire, or did soon-to-be appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller just carry the recording device into an undercover deposition?… Consider:

WASHINGTON – Andrew McCabe, the disgraced former acting FBI director, reveals in his new book that Robert Mueller temporarily left his cell phone behind after a meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office and that the phone “later had to be retrieved.”

McCabe did not explain why he included the detail in his book.

McCabe says that Mueller left the phone behind after Trump had interviewed Mueller as a potential candidate to replace James Comey as FBI director. The interview reportedly took place in the Oval Office just one day before Mueller had been appointed special counsel in the so-called Russia collusion case. (more)

Oh, I think I know why McCabe included the detail in his book… leverage.

In combination with the ‘wear a wire’ comments, McCabe’s stealth book note is a shot across the bow to Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller. Only the insider ‘small group’ would understand what McCabe is threatening. It’s a get out of jail free card that McCabe played to escape the clutches of the 2018 DC criminal referral.

McCabe telling RosensteinDon’t try to put yourself of a pedestal and act like you were not a direct participant in the investigation of President Trump; remember the May 16th, operation?   And, guess what….  it looks like it worked.

[This would explain why DC U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu dropped the case against McCabe?]

The next day, Wednesday May 17th, 2017, Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe go to brief the congressional “Gang-of-Eight”: Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, ¹Devin Nunes, Adam Schiff, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Richard Burr and Mark Warner.

… […] “On the afternoon of May 17, Rosenstein and I sat at the end of a long conference table in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol. We were there to brief the so-called Gang of Eight—the majority and minority leaders of the House and Senate and the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. Rosenstein had, I knew, made a decision to appoint a special counsel in the Russia case.”

[…] “After reminding the committee of how the investigation began, I told them of additional steps we had taken. Then Rod took over and announced that he had appointed a special counsel to pursue the Russia investigation, and that the special counsel was Robert Mueller.” (link)

Immediately following this May 17, 2017, Go8 briefing, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein notified the public of the special counsel appointment.

According to President Trump’s Attorney John Dowd, the White House was stunned by the decision. [Link] Coincidentally, AG Jeff Sessions was in the oval office for unrelated business when White House counsel Don McGahn came in and informed the group. Jeff Sessions immediately offered his resignation, and Sessions’ chief-of-staff Jody Hunt went back to the Main Justice office to ask Rosenstein what the hell was going on.

Now, with hindsight and full understanding of exactly what the purposes and intents were for Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to bring Robert Mueller to the White House, revisit this video from June 2017:

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The DOJ (Rosenstein) and FBI (McCabe) activity in coordination with the Robert Mueller team was always about the obstruction case from day one; heck, from even before Robert Mueller was appointed.

The totality of all primary effort has always been to protect the ruse of the Russia investigation by throwing out nonsense Russian indictments and keeping Manafort, Flynn and Papadopoulos (the original spygate targets) under control…. while the focus was on building the obstruction case against President Trump. Remember what FBI Agent Peter Strzok said:

…”you and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern there’s no big there there.”

(Text Message Link – See Page #459, May 19th, 2017)

It could not be any more clear than it is today.

Mueller’s investigative ‘small group’ were the people inside Main Justice (DOJ) and FBI headquarters who redacted the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages, and removed messages and communication antithetical to their goals.

As Devin Nunes outlined recently the Mueller team also kept key documents and information away from congress; stalled any effort to expose the unlawful aspects of “SpyGate’ and the fraudulent foundation behind the Carter Page FISA application; and undermined any adverse discoveries in the leak investigations (James Wolfe) writ large.

This investigative small group didn’t change when Mueller arrived, they just retooled the focus of their effort based on new leadership and new objectives. Those who created the Trump-Russia collusion/conspiracy case of 2016, evolved into creating the Trump obstructing justice case of 2017, 2018 and 2019.

(Proclamation from Comey Memo Court Filing)

Everything Mueller and Rosenstein were doing in late 2017 and throughout 2018 was intended to drag-out the Russia conspiracy narrative as long as possible, even though there was no actual Trump-Russia investigation taking place.  The goal for the “small group” was to bury the risk by Democrats winning the 2018 mid-terms.

It was always the “obstruction” investigation that could lead to the desired result by Mueller’s team of taking down President Trump through evidence that would help Pelosi and Nadler achieve impeachment . The “obstruction case” was the entirety of the case they were trying to make from May 2017 through to March 2019.

All of the hostile DOJ and FBI action toward the people within the targeting of the investigation: Targeting Michael Flynn and Mike Flynn Jr; Paul Manafort’s early morning no-knock FBI raid; Michael Cohen’s FBI office raid; Roger Stone’s FBI and SWAT team raid; etc… All of it, was designed to provoke President Trump into taking action that would further fuel the ‘obstruction‘ case.  It was all BAIT.

[¹] Now we know why House Speaker Paul Ryan moved to sideline Devin Nunes under the cloud of an ethics investigation.

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298 Responses to Dershowitz: “Democrats Will Regret Calling Mueller to Testify”…

  1. Newhere says:

    Schiff mentioned today that after Mueller’s “testimony” in open session, there will be a closed executive session meeting with his staff.

    Why and who on “staff”? (Weissmann?)

    Nothing good can come of this.

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    • Lester Smith says:

      You can’t see dirt in the dark.

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      • Ready Steady Go says:

        Agree. But how did Bill Barr prevent Rosey Mueller and Weissman from recommending an indictment or impeachment in the Mueller report??? They had a letter from 1000 former prosecutors all quede up to support the obstruction charge. And then Mueller Rosey and Weissman backed down. Why??? What did Barr do???

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        • jmarshs says:

          Barr has dirt on Muller. He threatened to expose it if Muller were stoopid enough to recommend indictment.

          Muller himself was head of the FBI when Obama was starting to abuse access to the NSA files.

          Barr probably said to Muller that if he (Muller) does what’s right, then he will not be held accountable for his past crimes.

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          • Ready Steady Go says:

            Whatever happened to the cell phone? Does Trump/Barr have the recording of the Mueller Trump FBI job interview.? Oh lordy I hope there are tapes.

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          • Lamont Cranston says:

            What did slimeball Mueller REALLY do in Vietnam?
            How many poor, 88 lb, village women did the dirty cop drag out into the night, with his heavily armed cohorts, as he did Mrs. Roger Stone?
            Are there still honest men alive who know the truth and will speak out before the truth is “interred with their bones” ? 👌

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        • old45model says:

          Why would AG Barr not be able to attend this meeting? Were Mueller and his crew not answerable to the AG (via the DAG)? It would certainly throw a cat among the pigeons if he chose to so do – if that is legally possible, of course. Even with multiple staff to ensure the legalities are followed?

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          And then Mueller Rosey and Weissman backed down. Why??? What did Barr do???

          Maybe Barr had a “something” on them but here’s another possible and simpler angle.
          It was simply Barr’s appointment that stopped them:
          (RR needs to be considered differently than Mueller/Weismann)

          For 2 years the SCO has been portrayed as having a box FULL of delicious cookies.
          Barr himself tipped over the box, revealing there were only CRUMBS all along.

          RR/Weismann/Mueller were playing this like they were an INDEPENDENT COUNSEL (that role was DESIGNED BY CONGRESS not only to make LEGAL findings but also POLITICAL ones)….they would have gotten away with it (RR going along) too, if it wasn’t for that pesky Barr.

          When BARR came in they knew he was going to reel this back in to the rules of a SPECIAL COUNSEL. (that role ONLY makes LEGAL findings) and reports those back ONLY to the AG. AND THEY HAD NO LEGAL CASE FOR OBSTRUCTION.
          1) Firing Comey and Mueller are NOT themselves CRIMINAL ACTS
          2) Any conclusions of “INTENT” are weak because POTUS had 2 years to execute on that intent….however
          3) HE NEVER FIRED MUELLER

          There was no “Saturday Night Massacre!”
          No Sunday, Monday, Happy Day, Tuesday, Wed, Thursday, Friday, Arbor Day, Flag Day Massacre either)

          So in presenting their findings to Barr they “punted” on obstruction leaving the decision to Barr.

          What they didn’t anticipate was that BARR would so quickly make a CONCLUSION and make that PUBLIC TWO DAYS after receiving the report.

          They purposefully DEFIED Barr’s instructions to provide a report with the 4 categories of redactions ALREADY made believing that it would take Barr an extended amount of time to arrive reach a conclusion……….
          time they would use to start LEAKING the “EPISODES” of obstruction.
          (The SCO would have plausible deniability as to being the source as they had turned over the report to the DoJ)

          Barr smelled the rat —hell it had to be OBVIOUS as soon as he saw that report
          1) NO redactions had been made as instructed
          2) It was blatantly obvious Mueller had LIED to Barr (and WITNESSES) about the OLC opinion guiding the “decision to not make a decision” in violation of CFR 600.8

          RR is another matter……I suspect Barr’s leverage over him revolves at least around the “wire tapping” and “25th Amendment” comments TESTIFIED TO and publicized as well as perhaps some evidence there. Notice how that whole thing seems to have vanished.
          (Pasty, sweaty and near catatonic RR in that press conference has all the hallmarks of a man with his nuts in a firm iron grip)

          Barr NEEDED RR to “go along” with the shut down of the SCO.

          Frankly, I don’t understand (completely) all the folks that keep saying
          BARR has done NOTHING…..

          “Look everyone……..THERE ARE NO COOKIES !!……..
          but I’ve got my own Chef….his name is Durham….and he’s been in the kitchen seeing if he can maybe whip up a batch.”

          I’m intently sniffing for the sweet smell of something baking…..
          (and I won’t even mind if I don’t get to lick the bowl this time)

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          • Pursuing this … I think that it is no accident that William Barr was asked to return to the office of AG, thus becoming only the second person in American history to do so. (The first man’s term was interrupted by the Civil War.) I believe that there are people in both the Justice and the Intelligence communities who are extremely aware that their institutions have been subverted in the name of politics. William Barr, who served both Justice and the CIA, is one of those people, but there are also many others.

            Probably, the perpetrators assumed that no one would ever see their “bag of cookies” except the Congressional committees for which it was intended to serve as a “cookbook for impeachment.” Volume 2 of the Report is utterly worthless as an SCO document, but Mueller could demur on that point and send the still-classified report on to Congress, who would know what to do with it. Effectively, it would be a “second dossier.” When it became clear that the material would be made public, Mueller prepared “press releases” which he hoped would be released first. But William Barr isn’t cut from that sort of cloth.

            I simply wish that Mr. Barr would not entirely sacrifice timeliness in his quest for thoroughness. Time is of the essence here. At least one high-profile arrest needs to be made very soon. The others can follow.

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          • CharterOakie says:

            Persuasive and entertainingly written, KVS. My compliments.

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      • V says:

        Note to Sundance – thank you for your tremendous research.

        I believe the first 13 instances of the word “March” in the above article should be changed to “May.”

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        • V says:

          Okay, good, I see you’ve changed 11 of them. There are 2 more that should perhaps be May.
          “March 16th, operation?” and in this “(Text Message Link – See Page #459, March 19th, 2017)”

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    • Nobodysfool says:

      “Nothing good can come of this.”. Exactly.

      As for the ‘rapid fire’ list of questions Repub’s should ask, good luck with that. As soon as anybody asks that type of question, Nadler will interrupt and start belching, “You’re out of order”, as the shrieking women on the committee start interrupting and protesting. Plan in tbe Dem’s stacking the audience seats with paid loud mouths that will shout down anything that doesn’t fit the narrative. Another day at the taxpayer funded Clown Show.

      Dear God in Heaven, it is stunning to recount the damage Robert Mueller has done to our country in this mess. Much of it we won’t recover from.

      Just an observation…why give the “Tick Tock Doom Club” validity by running an article that simply underscores all the same info the Tick Tockers espouse, day in and day out? Hannity has his list of questions to ask Mueller, then he asks each guest to give their list of questions which basically mirrors his, then another list that mirrors all of it comes up here.

      Nothing will happen unless Barr puts down the bagpipe and drops the Big Hammer. This website (and Sean Hannity) has focused on the Russia Collusion Fake News story nonstop. To what avail? Not one indictment. Not one Leftie MSM outlet will cover it. We have read and reread, digested, became outraged, studied, shared all the details, picked fights with each other as to Q, chess moves, was Sessions a white or black hat, is Huber actually investigating or is he a smoke screen? Rinse, repeat. Every day.

      Now we’re in full blown 2020 election season. Idiots on the Left will consume all the oxygen with their open border sedition, pushing the gay agenda, legalizing pot and murdering babies–lots more interesting than the crimes that happened in 2015-16. Barr and Barr alone, must make news on this. Really big news. Will he? Will it ever happen? IMO, a level of that will happen but quite possibly we’ve showed too many cards in our hand and sadly there has been NO reaction. Except amongst ourselves.

      The facts on these crimes and the effort to expose them and secure justice is beginning to have the same sickening smell as Benghazi. Dog and pony hearings in Congress that serve zero purpose. Denials all over the place that are believed. Media collusion, obstruction and cover up’s. The further out we get, the less interest in righting some of the wrong. The guilty get comfortable because very damning facts have come out and yet they all still walk free. They get bolder in their smug lies and arrogance. Eventually, we move on, knowing we lost while staying in quiet mourning for the fact that nothing was ever done.

      Don’t like Hannity? Stop torturing yourself–don’t watch or listen to him. Don’t like Greg Jarrett, Sarah Carter or John Solomon? Don’t buy their books, read their websites or watch them on Hannity.

      This is entirely out of our hands. We’ve spread the word, done our part. Now we’re down to the usual and useless circular firing squad of who does or doesn’t do a good job in regurgitating the same info.

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      • Dixie says:

        You forgot to mention the fact that this is literally making most of us here sick at heart for our country which the democrats are intent on slowly but surely destroying.

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      • MelH says:

        Nobody’sfool, my sentiments exactly. Thank you! I’m still swallowing crow for having believed, to the very end, Sessions was a VERY clever White Hat. Now I believe the President may be the ONLY White Hat in sight.

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  2. Forward these questions to EVERY GOP rep that is suppose to be sitting on that panel.

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    • WES says:

      Mark: Is it possible no pro-Trump Republicans will even be allowed to sit on the panel?

      Nancy’s rule changes remember.

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      • Ready Steady Go says:

        Yep there will be new rules. Nadler is gonna shutdown any area of the conduct of Mueller or Weissman. Watch. Norm eisen has it lined up.

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        • vicarioushikermom says:

          I do not have a good feeling about this The Dems are stupid, but not that stupid. Somehow, someway, they will make sure that Mueller’s testimony does nothing beneficial for President Trump (i.e. tell the truth) and does much to harm him. I don’t know how they will accomplish it, but I’m sure they have something crooked up their sleeves perhaps something as simple as ‘rule changes’ and/or hand-picked questioners.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          If Nadler wants to try that let him.

          I’m interested to see if BARR will make a statement that in some way “CLEARS” Mueller to testify about ANYTHING about his investigation (except the 4 areas previously indicated), and assures that it “WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH THE ONGOING REVIEW”.

          Preferably July 16……..at 4:59 PM.

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          • littleanniefannie says:

            Hopefully a treasure trove of declassified materials will be assembled and ready for the “nuclear codes” should Nadler and Schitt take the hearings to the rogue side. Let the hearings be interrupted by a breaking news alert containing de classed materials revealing the cabal.
            Why has no one challenged HR1 in court?

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        • glissmeister says:

          Eisen and the Brookings/Lawfare cohorts. What terms apply? Conspiracy? Cabal? A glimpse of syndicate? A de facto network? A paying endeavor?

          And to what end? To foment sedition against a duly elected POTUS? In benefit of what institutions? Benefiting alien persons? What cartelizations of foreign and domestic corporate and individual interests are being served and how does such service interplay with near bottomless ever-present funding that lubricates the vanities and indulgences being organized and devoted to ultimately fabricating an effective subversion and overthrow of the Trump Administration?

          Under color of law? As advocates, agents or partisans? A glimpse of syndicate?

          By all that’s reported, a nexus of plotters have gone to great lengths. Who might they be? Their industry does not appear benign. They have pushed far. How far is too far?

          A what point does irony prevail and the harsh spotlight of prospective criminal inquiry shine instead upon them? How quickly people become what they say they hate.

          Does it not appear some have plotted to obstruct due process and an essential Constitutional process of governance by a duly elected POTUS and his administration?

          I do marvel how irony befalls the busiest of bees. I do marvel at the swoon of fallen angels, a chorus enraged and the mad barking of loons.

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      • underwhelmingposter says:

        I am curious as to who the pro Trump Repubs are? We know a handful only. Nunes seems to be the only one that states that criminality occurred and should be referred for charges. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows too. All questions should be asked and duly recorded. There will be no answering the Repubs. One poster suggested Bill Barr be present. That would quite the show. The Dems would be hyperventilating as Barr presented facts disputing the entire Mueller report.
        Wishful thinking, I know.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          Lindsey is on TV someplace……

          Oh wait……you said PRO-Trump.

          Never mind……you pretty much listed most of them.

          (Barr should NOT be present and won’t. All Barr needs to do is CLEAR Mueller to testify FULLY and assure it won’t interfere with his ongoing investigation)

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  3. MM says:

    Soft Coup continues…….

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  4. Colorado Rich says:

    Thank you, I hope the WH is listening. God Bless You and this site, and President Trump, his family and all Patriots everywhere.

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  5. Blind no Longer says:

    Everytime I think of the massive scale of corruption and plotting to take President Trump out it just makes me more furious than I already am. Leaving the cell phone in the Oval Office tells you everything!!! People have to go to jail!!

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      You left your cell phone in the Oval Office, Bob???

      Now that’s not a very good first impression.
      You are “interviewing” to be DIRECTOR of the “World’s Premiere Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agency” …..
      and you just leave your cell phone lying around and forget it all “whoopsie-doopsie-like”?

      Bob, did you know the agency you desire to LEAD recently did an investigation into a matter involving the security of classified info on unsecured devices?

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    • beach lover says:

      On that point. I wonder why POTUS continues to say Mueller was mad because he didn’t get the director of FBI job.. that’s why he started the SC! I mean, does he really think that? It makes him look juvenile and uninformed of what the real reason was for Mueller’s visit.

      Donald Trump is a master of dropping insinuations of malfeasance, so why would he not take advantage of this IF he has been told the truth?! The schemers must be chuckling about this every time he talks about it.

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  6. Jeff says:

    This “subpoena” was signed solely by Nadler and Schiff, no doubt with full approval of Stretch. Considering her predilection to jigger the procedural rules, I have a suspicion that she and they will attempt to prevent Republicans from interrogating the witness. How, I don’t know, and the resulting outrage at this breach of protocol will be largely ignored by the left.

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    • Zabadak says:

      It will be completely ignored by the complicit Republicans! They are part and parcel in this. Up to their necks. Other than a handful of true, patriotic Republicans, the vast majority are working behind the scenes colluding with the Dems on EVERYTHING!

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      I think if they try to silence the Republicans we will see them physically carry Louie Gohmert out. I just don’t see Louie tucking tail and running!

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    • beach lover says:

      Never underestimate the power of politics on our side as well. There are some very very good guys on that committee that are salivating to get to Mueller. They are good guys, but they are also politicians who would love nothing better than to score some points at Mueller and Nadless and Schitt’s expense.

      I think this will require some popcorn. With butter.

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  7. starfcker says:

    This is how in denial and invested these democrats are. They really don’t see what’s coming. This is a catastrophic mistake they are setting themselves up for. Our favorite Republican Congressman are all going to get a shot at Mueller. And I don’t think they intend to disappoint. I can’t think of any testimony I would rather watch, ever, then this. Trainwreck can’t even come close to describing this if they do a good job

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    • jmarshs says:

      The Dems (and Rhinos and never Trumpers) are so full of self-loathing and corruption that they will inevitably act in a self-destructive manner.

      Since they are all so corrupt, they thought that surely Mueller would find SOME dirt on Trump.

      The fact that Mueller didn’t says a great deal about the integrity of our great President.

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    • vicarioushikermom says:

      star, I sure hope you (and Dershowitz) are right.

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    • The Central Scrutinizer says:

      Bongino said on his podcast yesterday that his contacts on the Hill are saying the Dem’s from the swing districts POTUS carried are livid at Pathfinder Schiff and Nadler for going forward with this farce. They all know this could backfire dramatically and really don’t want to be associated with it, they also are coming to the realization that people like Schiff, Nadler and Pelosi really don’t care about their opinions because they are all in safe districts and don’t really have to worry about the real reason for this circus…. fundraising and getting re-elected.

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      • madeline says:

        If that is true (Dem’s from the swing districts POTUS carried are livid at Pathfinder Schiff and Nadler for going forward with this farce). They should all in mass flip to the republican side and remove Pelosi and her band of miscreants from leadership. Problem fixed.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      This is a catastrophic mistake they are setting themselves up for.

      Agree and am encouraging them to do it.
      The 2019 “SCRIPT” got destroyed and all they have are RE-RUNS

      Dersh noted this.
      Everything in their script HAS ALREADY BEEN TOLD ad nauseam for TWO YEARS+.
      Mueller will simply be repeating that back to the Dems
      There is NO new news.
      And it won’t change the fact that there are NO INDICTMENTS.

      The ONLY NEW NEWS here will be from R’s (Nunes, Ratcliffe, Jordan ….)
      And it could be DEVASTATING if done properly…
      SD questions are great examples….and there are dozens more.

      They may think they can control or script this but they cannot.
      Nadler, Schiff constantly objecting not allowing the questions.
      Mueller not answering them or evading them or LYING
      (and that’s if Barr doesn’t clarify what he can testify about afore)
      This tactic would ensure there WOULD NEVER BE CONVICTION IN SENATE
      Super-Bowl Sized Shitshow televised on all channels of a
      No-win situation.

      Jiffy-Pop will finally be on the menu for me.
      (But something tells me I’m not gonna need it)

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  8. WES says:

    What bothers me about Mueller and staff testifying is that the Rino’s have to be in on this 100%.

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    • WES says:

      Maybe this is where Nancy’s rule change where no Republicans are required (barred) to hold hearings comes into play?

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      • underwhelmingposter says:

        That would make the New York Times top half front page, even though the paper would agree with banning any questioning from Repubs. It would be a Supreme Court case within the month.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Hey Wes.
        The majority gets to decide what hearings are held–that’s not new.
        One of the spoils the victor gets.

        Rule Change:
        Depositions – Authorizes each standing committee (except the Committee on
        Rules) and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to take depositions
        without a Member being present.

        I don’t think we have to worry about whether or not R’s will be present at the closed sessions. You can bet you’re ass they will be.

        They are “going along with this” because when

        Idiots are out on the limb sawing…..you get out of their way and let them do it…..
        (maybe even hand them a chainsaw to speed things up)

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      • chuckyschmucky says:

        Banning of thoughts, ideas and speech is very much in vogue among today’s totalitarian Left.

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    • G. Alistar says:

      Me thinks the RINOs are shrinking in number. They go with the prevailing wind. Strong prevailing wind from the west wing & the Oval Office. Team Trump and AG Barr have access to all this info, the redactions, classified material and much more. These facts coupled with the clown show democrat debate tonight have me feeling pretty good. MAGA, KAG, Landslide 2020.

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      • treehouseron says:

        This is so true and a nuance that a lot of people don’t notice.

        Almost ALL politicians are crooked, the ones that you agree with are still pretty crooked they’re just working a grift that lines up with your honest beliefs. Most of these crooks can change their direction at the drop of a hat.

        Hillary Clinton, for instance, was a republican when she first started politics. Google it.

        So my whole point is…. there’s not much money to be made being a RINO right now. There’s a few donors, but it’s not a long term thing, if you support the President though… everybody loves you, you can get donations from just normal people, the President can get you re-elected….. It’s financially beneficial for these crooks to support the President.

        And of course, there ARE some honest politicians. Jim Jordan comes to mind, I know of no dirt at all on him.

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        • Dee Paul Deje says:

          I that the reason for Lindsey Grahamnesty’s 180?

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          • beach lover says:

            Lindsey came around after his mentor and friend, McCain died. He seems like a different person really. Many suspect his intentions. I do not. He is out there now as a true supporter and I think his path is set. I believe McCain had too much influence on him before, and frankly, there were many that didn’t trust Trump to actually do the job he has done. PDJT is earning his supporters… you can see it everyday. But, I can understand those who are still skeptics.

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        • MelH says:

          Wasn’t Jim Jordan the one who was a coach and supposedly knew the players were being sexually molested but chose to ignore it? The Left is not letting that story disappear, and it’s a VERY old story!

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      • underwhelmingposter says:

        Not sure about that. On Tucker Carlson tonight, he had a Fox Business host on to discuss the border issues. She recommended that when they had any member of Congress on their shows, they should ask them if they would address the border for the good of the country and NOT ask for a handout in return. FLAT! Would you do it for the people with no prerequisites for your vote?
        What a great idea. They trade votes and money like playing Gin Rummy. Here’s a few billion for you, I get some from my right, yeah, I’ll vote. Let’s play another round.
        That is how I read the Repubs. The Dems are so full of hate and loathing, they just keep to the my way or the highway. Pelosi them makes sure the ante pot is split in the most favorable directions.

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        • desperatelyseekingmelania says:

          What difference does a question like that make? They lie and say they wouldn’t ask for the handout. Then when the time comes, they ask for the handout. And crickets.

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  9. Luz Maria Rodriguez says:

    May you be correct on that one, Professor. I hope and pray that they come to profoundly regret that call. Those duplicitous, double dealing, lying, ethically and morally challenged degenerates.

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  10. Henry chance says:

    Bait, malice and revenge.

    Took it out hard on Manafort for not producing dirt.

    Can you imagine Kamala Harris using her gotcha, corning accusatory style of interrogation on Mueller?

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    • All Too Much says:

      Mueller will find himself in a cross-fire.
      Dems on one side arguing Russia, collusion, and obstruction, Republicans on the other side demanding concrete answers to questions he does not want to answer.
      Circus Maximus.

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      • WES says:

        All: You are forgetting Mueller will have a lawyer to advise whether to answer questions. So any question Mueller does not want to answer he will not answer!

        Dems must have a plan with Rino’s to protect Mueller or they wouldn’t proceed.

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        • G. Alistar says:

          Yeah, “everyone has a plan until they get hit in the mouth.” Mike Tyson, or like we used to say planning operations in the the Army, “no plan ever survives the first shot in battle.” I’m skeptical that Mueller really gets to testify…way too much risk for both him, the democrats in general and especially to the cabal of dirty FBI cops and corrupt DoJ and especially the key staffers in the Obama Administration.

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          • jmarshs says:

            Agreed.

            Not many “plans” on the Dem+Rhino+Never Trumper side have worked out so far.

            Evil is it’s own enemy.

            Evil only works with the “Sanctity of the Victim”.

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        • vicarioushikermom says:

          WES: Yep. Exactly. I surely wish it were otherwise but I suspect you are totally and unequivocably correct in your assessment.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          I suspect the DoJ will have lawyers there too—-and they work for Barr now.

          Mueller is not there simply as a private citizen but as Department of Justice Special Counsel.
          On what grounds would Mueller’s PERSONAL lawyer object to a question asked about a publicly funded investigation he did on behalf of the American people?
          An agreement with Nadler and Schiff?

          And depending on the questions…..if his personal lawyer does object—-
          that could indicate possible CRIMINAL liability of his client.
          Let him.
          (Picture Mueller being asked every question in SD’s list…..and Mueller’s lawyer repeatedly objecting. Great optics)

          If the DOJ lawyers OBJECT then it may be a possible worry–depends on their objection.
          Keep your ears and eyes on Barr to see IF he makes some statement/comment about WHAT Mueller is cleared to testify about.

          Also……even if Nadler, Schiff try to limit what questions the R’s can ask….expect the R’s to ask them anyway……and make Nadler/Schiff continually STRIKE THEM.
          (Great optics…..again)

          R.E. Lee had a plan too:
          head for that Angle on the top of that hill o’er yonder…..across that mile long open field.

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      • underwhelmingposter says:

        No. I thing Nadler and Schiff knew about this all along. I think they bust their guts in Caucus, laughing at how they are giving the Repubs huge wedgies. They are all talking the same talk, lock step. And the media also gets the memo on the meme of the day from the Dems. Tucker Carlson tonight pointed out how many of the talking heads on CNN. MSNBC etc used the word Manufactured when referring to the border issues.
        My opinion only, but I think they are enjoying what they are doing, know what they are doing, and will continue with the aiding and abetting by the media.

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      • Raised on Reagan says:

        A crossfire hurricane. 😉

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      Which one is that—trip him and beat him to the couch?

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  11. Jerry Joe says:

    Well-written article, Sundance. Certainly puts a perspective to the infested waters being treaded by POTUS. Helps a bit with the frustration of reading through another delay from the appearance of Lady Justice. Keepin’ the faith; 98 story skyscrapers aren’t built overnite either.

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      Even if one term, PDJT will be recognized by historians as one of the best Presidents, especially since he had such overt hostility and lack of support from so many corners. They will judge by achievements while facing incredible obstacles.

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      • john says:

        History is written by the victors. Do you think that the communist breed of historians infesting our academic institutions today will really be fair to PDJT? I dont. And if there is an honest man among them, he will be discredited and ostracized. If President Trump doesnt defeat the deep state communist/islamist/CoC shills he will be remembered in disgrace.

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        • littleanniefannie says:

          History books are written by the far left. They may not even use the name Trump, they may just say President Orange Man Bad, possibly identifying him as a member of some rogue Indian tribe!

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  12. SmilinJackAbbott says:

    Greg Jarrett said on Hannity 2 witnesses to Mueller’s FBI interview with POTUS confirmed Trump told Mueller the reasons for firing Comey during the interview. Jarrett claimed this made Mueller a fact witness in Comey’s firing and is another conflict of interest(which it is) but ignored it as evidence Mueller was there to surreptitiously collect information for an ongoing obstruction investigation.

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  13. Sentient says:

    I’d love to see Crooked Mueller in prison, but the most important thing is how this whole farce affects the 2020 election. I’d rather have a GOP sweep than anything else.

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  14. RadioMattM says:

    They will make a pretzel out of parliamentary procedure to keep the Republicans from asking questions and nobody will complain.

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    • swissik says:

      Oh they’ll complain but on TV shows like Hannity, Ingraham and what have you. They’ll be yapping and blabbering as usual about what we the American people have a right to know and what should happen to the suspects and on and on and on……

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  15. avi says:

    Herr Müller is such vile scum that Im sure he is a blood relative of GestapoChief Heinrich Müller.

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  16. Jerry Joe says:

    In addition to those rapid fire Questions, I would want to know if any one of those 40 FBI agents assigned to his team ever voiced any objection of any kind TO HIM regarding his or her assignment.

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    • G. Alistar says:

      If you cant figure out who the mark in a poker game is within the first half hour, it’s probably you. If a couple of these FBI guys on the inside of Mueller’s team we’re actually working on behalf of the POTUS, they might be in a very good position to keep key White House leaders informed about the collusion trap being set up? Some of the FBI guys are pretty good at what they do. Sometimes people surprise you. Seth Rich was an insider at the DNC….what exactly what happened to him???

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      • treehouseron says:

        I like the way you think. I was just thinking the same thing pondering all this. We know about the deep state… but President Trump has proven pretty resilient in the face of what looks like unbelievable, unrelenting corruption that has reached the level of life and death. Yet still he’s unscathed.

        There’s only three explanations that I can come up with for that fact (and it IS, a fact)

        1. President Trump is so talented, so smart, so powerful that nobody can touch him with lies
        2. God has decided he’s not going to let anybody defeat President Trump
        3. There must be somebody, or something, in the Government, in some role, that is somehow helping the President remain President.

        We know about Admiral Rogers for instance. He can’t be the only one… and in my opinion the liberal mind is less logical, and less competent than the conservative mind… so if he has some well placed (even if by accident) conservative Patriots in certain positions they may be helping him steer through the straits of the swamp unscathed.

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        • mariner says:

          re: 1. President Trump is not only so talented and smart, but he’s also the closest we’ve seen in our lives to an honest man in national politics.

          re: 2. Amen.

          re: 3. Not “some role”. Think some roles. Plural. Think Q. I believe President Trump agreed to run for President and they promised to keep him alive.

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        • Admiral Rogers is an I.T. executive and patriotic soldier with integrity. I think that he represents one of a great many people in both Justice and Intelligence who are very, very aware of how their institutions have been abused by politics and politicians. He had at his disposal one thing that the Obama/Hillary conspirators probably never stopped to consider: digital audit records.

          Every government information-retrieval system, and most civilian ones, keeps detailed records about every scrap of information: who put it there, every change, and(!) every query that has been made against it. Therefore, nobody has to guess what happened. And Admiral Rogers refused to go along with the accomplices because he knew exactly what they had done. He ordered the software to be changed to remove the facility that had been exploited. Then, he moved the whole thing to military control. In so doing, he greatly “hardened” it. All of these things were his duty as commander of this section, and he executed them faithfully and well.

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        • CharterOakie says:

          Treehouseron: very well stated.

          I see no reason why all three don’t apply.
          Or stated in the affirmative, all three explanations appear to apply.

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      • Jerry Joe says:

        If true, then we will find that heroism out as well. If an agent(s) were working for POTUS from the obstruction angle, there is still some explaining to do over 2 1/2 years and $40 million. Mueller was appointed Captain of this unchecked administrative removal attempt of the most powerful public figure in the world. Mueller can answer, as far as he knew, whether all hands were on board.

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        • G. Alistar says:

          Yes and from my time in the Army, the commander is responsible for everything that happens or fails to happen within the limits of his/her command. AR 600-20, Army Command Policy, not that Muelller or his 17 democrat sympathizers would have that sense of duty and honor.

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          • Lester Smith says:

            Let’s see if Mueller answers democratic scripted questions. Watch if he is pausing while reading formulated, predetermined and practiced responses.
            I would bet proposed questions were given to Muellers team. When it’s Republicans turn will Mueller repeat predetermed responses or duck and cover with D. O. J. long time practices b.s.
            If I were the Republicans they should defer their time to Jim Jordan. Jordan’s sustand pressure will wear the old man down. I love Jim he’s part honey badger, part bulldog. Jimmy enjoys haunting nogoodskies. Get him Jmmy.

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  17. Tiffthis says:

    When did Mulller know their was no collusion? What was the alleged crime that started this investigation?
    Did you or your team verify the Steale dossier?
    Some questions I would like presented to mueller

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    • bertdilbert says:

      It stated in the Mueller Report that anything that was publicly reported on was not investigated. So no Trump Tower or Dossier investigated nor any leaks to the press. LOL

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    • john says:

      If you were really interested in getting to the bottom of Russian interference in our election, why didnt you investigate if it was intentional Russian disinformation given to Hillary?

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  18. NJF says:

    Congress needs to skip the BS, and get right to the heart of the issue. Here is five Minutes of rapid fire questions for Mueller on this subject.”

    Never gonna happen with these morons. Especially considering SDs excellent article on how limited each rep will be with the format. But very good questions nonetheless. SD.

    Turley has some good questions too.

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  19. Rowdyone says:

    My questions would be, “Mr. Mueller, did you find it curious that you were initially charged with investigating Russian collusion with the Trump 2016 Presidential election campaign and not Russian interference in general? And when the scope of your investigation was expanded why didn’t you consider the possibility of Russian mischief aimed at both candidates necessitating investigating the Clinton campaign as well? Finally, when did you conclude that there was no evidence of a conspiracy between Russians and the Trump campaign”?

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    • Donzo says:

      How about, “Mr. Mueller, do you own any firearms and, if so, have you asked your wife to remove them for safekeeping in an undisclosed location?”

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    • desperatelyseekingmelania says:

      Answer to last: “We never did conclude there wasn’t a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign, we just didn’t find evidence to support it.” MSM runs with first half of that sentence.

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  20. Zorro says:

    If the Mueller hearing takes place, the open portion will be a distraction to the leaks that will be done by “his staff” in conjunction with the Dems in the closed hearing,

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  21. GB Bari says:

    All of these Lawfare-driven shenanigans that are spending and wasting $$$$$ of taxpayer dollars while not getting ANYTHING done in Congress that helps our country.

    The DemoncRATs should be exposed by publishing daily how many tax dollars they are wasting on this campaign of harassment and obstruction of the President and the nation.

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  22. Liberty ONE says:

    EXCELLENT analysis. I did NOT know about MUELer “accidentally” leaving his cell phone behind. After reading this there is NO doubt in my mind the cell phone was utilized as a recording device. They ALSO wanted to hear of any conversations AFTER these POS left the Oval Office.Remember the FISA warrant renewals!!!! If it is found that it was a recording device, WHERE are the transcripts AND FBI 302’s? These people are pure evil.

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  23. GGHD says:

    Mueller is under oath. It’s against the law to lie to Congress. Even if NO Republicans are allowed in the room, Mueller isn’t likely to start lying. = He couldn’t be a complete fool.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      Dems won’t ask questions where he will LIE, he will only IMPLY, leaving the conclusion to the listener. My wish for July 17th at 5 pm is that the Committee Hearing is closed and a group of federal marshals comes in and escorts Mueller to a federal courthouse where he testifies before a grand jury. Now THAT would be perfect!!

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  24. treehouseron says:

    The mistake they’re making with Mueller is… he’s not that bright. He’s going to crumble when one of these bulldog republican grand standers gets ahold of him…. he’s already made statements and had to correct them two or three different times, and they were prepared statements!

    This guy is going to look like a drooling moron before the show (and it is just a show) is over.

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    • Hoosier says:

      Wouldn’t it be something if Barr worked with a cpl of Republicans before the hearing and handed them declassification letters to answers to specific questions? Mueller’s lawyer says “don’t answer that, its classified” and the Questioner produces the declass document and says “As a matter of fact the answer to that question has been declassified by Mr Barr, answer the question.”

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      He will not answer them.

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  25. bob mack says:

    pardon me if i’m way off base but shouldn’t someone ask mueller about crowdstrike? wasn’t it founded by his former assistant? isn’t that a clear conflict of interest? and isn’t it why he and or the f.b.i. never investigated the dnc server. and isn’t the server’s allegedly being hacked the reason for the investigation? who killed seth rich? who was john galt?

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  26. Brian Baker says:

    There was NEVER a valid predicate for an obstruction investigation against POTUS.
    Because the President allegedly told Comey to “go easy” on Flynn? Because the President fired Comey? Both are as absurd now as they were then.

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  27. I disagree wholeheartedly when Sundance makes this observation : ” On the issue of the May 16th, 2017, Mueller trip to the White House raised by ‘tick-tock’ chairman [Gregg Jarrett], his emphasis is on the wrong syllable.”
    The direction Alan Dershowitz is taking, purely Constitutional, is an excellent tack.
    Sara Carter and John Solomon are the investigative journalists that first uncovered all these crimes when Rep. Devin Nunes brought it up after the WH building visit which gave Sundance his information.
    Gregg Jarrett, John Solomon and Sara Carter KNOW that the DIRTY-COP Bobby Mueller interview with Pres.Trump was a set-up to record the conversation not a job interview.
    Sundance keeps deflecting blame onto the existing Criminals at the FBI and DOJ but in reality DIRTY Mueller and Andy Weissman had already discussed the “Insurance Policy” plan in August / 2016 before the election.
    DIRTY-COP Bobby (the WEASEL) Mueller is a central figure in constructing the “Insurance Policy”……PERIOD.

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      Interesting thought, that the “insurance policy” all along was to get Mueller as Special Counsel. And load up with Dem sympathizers.

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  28. Donzo says:

    I’m still skeptical that Mueller will appear in the end. His testimony before Congress will be the perfect metaphor for the hunter becoming the hunted. Mueller has already stated the report stands on its own, (garbage that it is). Dems want him to embellish beyond the innuendo added at his press appearance, embellishment that, if given, would put the lie to his “nothing to add” stance. But the Pro-Trump forces have questions ranging far outside the content of the report and Mueller will have to answer those or appear to be an uncooperative witness. Not a good look for a prosecutor. Mueller is toast. He cannot win, but can definitely lose. That’s why I expect he will ultimately stay home.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      If follows the dems lead then he puts to lie what he told Barr and what he told the press at his last conference. He has no credibility.

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    • Newhere says:

      I’ve wondered same — that something will still prevent his appearance. But I think the lawfare/impeachment brigade understands it has no way to proceed without *seeming* to be intent on securing his testimony. They might have preferred a prolonged cat and mouse — but actually it could be the truth that Mueller didn’t have the stomach to lawyer up and play the game, so, they’ll roll him in bubble wrap, keep the republican hammers away and just try to get it over with. I also think there’s some sort of sub-agenda with this nefarious, closed-door follow on meeting with the Special Counsel staff.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      I suspect AG Barr has now realized that his “good friend, Bob Mueller” is not, in fact, a good friend. I also suspect AG Barr has already constructed a plan for what he expects to be Mueller’s lies and obfuscation.

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  29. There was no crime to warrant a SC to be appointed and they knew that from the beginning. So they spent 22 months trying to create the crime of “Obstruction “. And if it wasn’t for Barr, they would still be investigating. All of it a smoke screen to hide all the illegal spying from 2012-2016. If the whole truth ever comes out, it will absolutely stun both Democrats and Republicans. Think of how stunned we have been already. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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    • Newhere says:

      “There was no crime to warrant a SC to be appointed and they knew that from the beginning.”

      Raises a good question — why don’t the democrats want to haul in Rosenstein? Given how tweaked they are over Barr’s “misrepresentations” would seem to be a natural move.

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  30. mazziflol says:

    Regretting something requires a conscience…this is not a trait democrats possess.

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  31. pucecatt says:

    I hear the Horowitz report won’t be released until after Mueller testifies , how nice . These Dems are stalling and trying to drag this out as long as they can … 🐀 bastards ..

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  32. vicarioushikermom says:

    If Mueller does appear, it’ll be heavily scripted. Rules will be changed. Only certain questions/questioners will be allowed. If you watch it, be prepared for MAJOR frustration and anger. And the commentator up above who said the Repubs (even the good ones) would complain about it on Hannity (and perhaps ask their questions there) and that is all the ‘good’ we’ll get out of Mueller’s testimony — nailed it. Call me cynical and I hope I’m wrong but I don’t think I am.

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  33. Robster says:

    Correct and excellent list of rapid fire questions. Congress however is not my preferred venue.

    My preferred venue would be with some bloke named John Durham asking the same questions under Grand Jury conditions. Old Bobby Mueller would have no wriggle room under that scenario.

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  34. map says:

    So is Mueller going to testify under oath? What happens when his testimony doesn’t match his own report?

    So the Mueller investigation was set up to see if Trump would “obstruct” the investigation? And then Mueller reports no obstruction? Now they want him to say that Trump obstructed when there is nothing in the report indicating obstruction?

    And what happens when the genesis of this investigation is itself a lie and based on nothing?

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  35. jx says:

    ‘tick-tock’ chairman – that’s funny!

    Excellent questions.

    The phone left behind was no accident.

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  36. Oldretiredguy says:

    Nadless and Schifforbrains have to know repubs will drill Mueller if given the chance. They either have some sleazy thing planned to protect Mueller or they’re dumber than they appear (which is pretty dumb). The one who needs put under oath is Weissmann. He didn’t last too long once Barr got appointed.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      HR1 hasn’t been vetted yet. Sort of like Obamacare. It had to be voted in before we could know what was (is) in it. We still don’t know!!

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  37. Neel Grover says:

    I think Mueller is going to be bust .

    He will be asked about Crowdstrike and why FBI did not verify the servers.

    He will be asked about his interview in Oval office.

    He will be asked about Steele Dossier.

    He will be asked about Unmasking request and if any of those request are related to Russia Investigation.

    As Gowdy pointed out

    They will hit him hard on Why he hired Weissman ?and If fired Peter strozk?

    Thats adding more bias.

    When did you find out no conspiracy and why did not you tell and why you rigged Midterm elections?

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  38. PMadison says:

    I would advise constantly reminding Mueller that he is under oath and that it’s possible some of his conversations “may” have been recorded.

    Right now there is zero incentive for Mueller not to lie.

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    • MelH says:

      PMadison, your last sentence is huge TRUTH! It begs the question of what’s to be gained by anyone, except slow-walking Barr until after 2020.

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  39. Kelly says:

    I do think it is now a perfect time
    for AG Barr to start letting the
    Declassification of ALL those
    Documents PDJT gave him the
    Authorization to do!!! The people
    Deserve to see them!! So all of the people can see how their corrupt
    desperate actions were to cover up
    How the Obama administration used
    The Fisa court to spy on opponents .
    That was the only way Obama could achieve his agenda along with Clinton an the dRats!!! The only problem was
    They got caught an We the People know it !! Thank You Sundance ! An to
    The many others who also researched
    to shine the light on this disgusting,
    Corruption !! Let’s get the party started!!!
    Declassify an get those documents
    Start flowing to the people! And it
    will show how they pushed the Russian
    Hoax over into PDJT presidency to try
    to snag him on obstruction to get PDJT
    out of the White House! These criminals
    have to go down!

    And Pelosi , Nadler , Schiff lets be
    clear they may have majority at this time but that doesn’t make them
    God! The GOP can ask what questions
    They feel they should! Just like the
    DumoRats did in the past committee
    Investigations!

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  40. Sammy Hains says:

    I have zero faith that Republicans will do anything more than smirk as they ask half-baked rhetorical questions that lead nowhere and get no real answers to anything important. Because that’s all they ever do in these hearings.

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    • Concerning the text-messages: remember, they pass through the phone system, which records all of them. I’m quite sure that the NSA has a copy of every text message that anyone has ever sent to anyone else.

      Nevertheless, the act of erasing a phone that could contain evidence is a crime of obstruction – if you knew that the data had been or likely would be requested – even if the data can be obtained elsewhere.

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  41. Conservative_302 says:

    I am confused. Why would Ryan sideline Nunes with ethics violations? I get that shutting Nunes down was a ploy to keeping the attwmpted coup in the dark, but keeping the dark cloud over Trump hurt the republicans in the 2018 midterms. Would Ryan risk losing control of the House to further the chance of impeaching Trump? Also, he left government. Did he leave because he thought impeaching Trump was no longer a possibility therefore his plan failed?

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  42. BitterC says:

    I’d just add one thing. May 16th was also the “wear a wire” meeting. I have always suspected that Mueller was a party to that meeting.
    Did Mueller go back and pow wow with McCabe and Rosey AFTER meeting with Trump?

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    • Genie says:

      Good point you make about May 16 and the discussions Rosenstein had that day prior to his visit to the Oval Office.

      From the New York Times regarding May 16:
      One week after the firing, Mr. Rosenstein met with Mr. McCabe and at least four other senior Justice Department officials, in part to explain his role in the situation.

      Mr. Rosenstein then raised the idea of wearing a recording device, or “wire,” as he put it, to secretly tape the president when he visited the White House. One participant asked whether Mr. Rosenstein was serious, and he replied animatedly that he was.

      If not him, then Mr. McCabe or other F.B.I. officials interviewing with Mr. Trump for the job could perhaps wear a wire or otherwise record the president, Mr. Rosenstein offered. White House officials never checked his phone when he arrived for meetings there, Mr. Rosenstein added, implying it would be easy to secretly record Mr. Trump.

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      • It is very, very obvious that James Comey had lifted a play from J. Edgar’s playbook and was using the powers of the FBI to blackmail damned near everybody – as, quite likely, were Hillary and Obama. He obviously never thought that he could be fired, and he had prepared this counter-operation to be launched by his accomplices if he ever was. This is exactly what they proceeded to do.

        To them, it didn’t matter if it took 22 months, cost $38 million dollars, and bankrupted and imprisoned dozens of people including a 4-Star General. And it still doesn’t matter. They’re still wheedling and maneuvering to do the one thing they came to do – impeach the President (and his Veep) and restore Democratic Party Rule. To overturn a decision by the People whom they consider to have been the “wrong” one.

        But, there are also other players in this game of multi-dimensional Chess, and they are now moving too.

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  43. ABN says:

    Terrific essay, sundance. Everyone should read this carefully. Should be front page of all US major newspapers.

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  44. JPinBalt says:

    To add to the questions for Mueller, Jim Jordan should ask about the assumption of Russians hacking the DNC server put out as fact in the report based on not a FBI forensics or exaimination of server, but by Crowdstrike report contracted by Perkins Coie, same law firm paying for Fusion GPS pissgate dossier opposition research propaganda. There is no evidence of hacking outside the DNS spin doctor narrative, less Brennan. My house was broken into, you FBI can not come in to see. My lawyer will hire someone to tell you who did it. So much on Russian hacking and Trump campaign trying to get info, including spy set up of Papadopoulos. Narrative goes back to Perkins Coie and Crowdstrike propaganda. And also, why did you not interveiw Assange who said willing to give evidence?

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    • Whoever heard of basing a criminal investigation on reports of “foreign hacking” of a server that no one has ever actually seen, but instead upon a third-party report paid for by the party which claims that its computers were violated? This ought to be similar to the judicial principle of habeus corpus: that you can’t say that someone was murdered if you don’t have the body.

      As I have said before, I will lay odds that the DNC server doesn’t exist. (There is empirical evidence that the materials in question were simply “leaked,” as Occam’s Razor would tell you anyway.) And if that is the case, then you have no case.

      Separately, I also doubt the stories that Hillary Clinton was running private e-mail servers in her bathroom or her basement. (This one IP-address would be instantly traceable to that location.) Using this to exchange public, un-encrypted emails? C’mon… But that’s another story.

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    • MelH says:

      Assange had conditions upon which he would be willing to give evidence. He has been under indictment here. He wanted that removed and he given asylum. The President hasn’t been willing. i sent a message just last night, asking him to free Assange and get the name of the leaker of the e-mails, but someone here said no one would believe Assange, and they may be reflecting what the President thinks.

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  45. gnome says:

    Mr Mueller, in your report you state that there were 101 points of contact between Trump campaign officials and Russian government linked persons. During that same period, how many points of contact were there between the Clinton Campaign and Russian-linked persons?

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  46. Pyrthroes says:

    Decades from now, with all this on irrefutable public record, the sorry tale of Congressional and Deep State Rats’ treasonous subversion of Election 2016 will be of-a-piece with memoirs regarding Gangrenous/MzBill/”Hanoi John” Kerry’s relentless efforts to undermine America’s geopolitical interests, vitiate her economic-military advantages on behalf of sworn enemies ranging from Putin’s Russia to Hsi’s China, Iranian mullah-dullahs and EU/Saudi kleptarchs.

    Given late Gen Xers’ and Millennials’ ultra-doctrinaire PCBS, these historic betrayals will have zero consequences, setting utterly malignant precedents for dysgenic Rat infestation on all levels.

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  47. doofusdawg says:

    The second area of questioning should be the scope of the Mueller investigation. It is titled Russian interference in the 2016 election but that is misleading. Mueller only investigated russian collusion with Trump campaign and ignored other foreign interference in 2016 election. Ready for Sundance rapid fire questions on scope of investigation.

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  48. warrenjay13 says:

    Wray needs to be on his way out.

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