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Robert Mueller appointed special counsel to oversee probe into Russia's interference in 2016 election

The United States Department of Justice has announced that a special counsel has been appointed to investigate Russian interference into last year's presidential election.


Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been assigned by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to "oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, and related matters."


In a statement, Rosenstein said, "My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination. What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command."


Mueller will have 60 days to put together a budget for resources to conduct the investigation and that budget must be approved by Rosenstein. Attorney General Jeff Sessions previously recused himself from all matters related to the presidential campaign.


"Special Counsel Mueller will have all appropriate resources to conduct a thorough and complete investigation, and I am confident that he will follow the facts, apply the law and reach a just result," said Rosenstein in the statement.


As special counsel, Mueller can be expected to have the full powers and independent authority to exercise all investigative and prosecutorial functions of any United States attorney.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/robert-mueller-appointed-special-counsel-oversee-probe-russias/story?id=474726
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Oh... almost forgot...

 

BREAKING NEWS....

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Thanks, CD... but I was well aware of that.

 

In an cooperation test President Obama communicated carefully vetted, US intel concerning Syrian ISIS (or ISSL) locations and areas to avoid to Russia. Then Russia bombed the areas to avoid.

 

Also in the deal was Russian assurance that they would oversee the collection and removal of all remaining chemical weapons in the Assad regime's possession... and we know how that turned out.

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Clear evidence of IRS targeting conservatives and the Obama Justice Dept refused to appoint a special prosecutor. Clear evidence of Hillary Clinton breaking the law and the AG Lynch having a private secret meeting with Bill Clinton and the Obama Justice dept would not appoint a special prosecutor. Same thing with Benghazi and Fast and Furious scandals but about 4 months into the Trump presidency we already have a special prosecutor. This is the advantage the democRATS have with their mainstream liberal corrupt media allies (see wikileaks MSM collusion with Hillary Clinton campaign) who tried to ignore and whitewash Obama scandals for 8 years and now are solely focused on bringing down a republican president anyway they can.

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Special Prosecutor For Trump/Russia Investigation Is A Disaster
By Dick Morris on May 17, 2017

The Trump Administration may never recover from the decision of Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein to cave into Democratic pressure and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the totally fictitious “scandal” of Trump’s relationship with Putin.

 

The prosecutor, hired to investigate something that never happened, will not report Trump’s innocence. Special prosecutors never do. They justify their own existence, importance, budget, and staff by finding something to prosecute. Usually the “crime” they end up going after is one that his own investigation has created.

 

Remember the Valerie Plame affair? After years of work the special prosecutor found that no crime had occurred. The person who leaked her link to the CIA was authorized to do so. With no crime to come up with, Patrick Fitzgerald, the prosecutor, indicted poor Scooter Libby, an aide to VP Dick Cheney, for perjury, a crime that would never have taken place had there been no investigation.

That’s how special prosecutors work.

 

In the meantime, they hobble the president, drain away his political credibility, separate him from his supporters, and paralyze his administration. No legislator is willing to lend his support for fear of what the prosecutor might find. Each one will run for cover rather than work with Trump to get something done.

 

In appointing a prosecutor, Rosenstein has killed this Administration’s ability to function. No health care overhaul. No tax cuts. No government reform. All while we await the results of a nothing investigation into a nothing scandal.

 

And did Mr. Rosenstein get vested with this power to destroy? The Democrats sidelined Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General for doing his job as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and meeting with the Russian ambassador. He was forced to recuse himself when he said he knew of no instance of a Trump campaign official or aide meeting with the Russians. Of course, Sessions was no campaign aide but a Senator doing his job.

 

Mueller is a fair man and perhaps he will resist the temptation to look under rocks that aren’t there in search of scandal that never happened. Let us pray.

 

http://www.dickmorris.com/special-prosecutor-trump-russia-a-disaster/

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Clear evidence of IRS targeting conservatives and the Obama Justice Dept refused to appoint a special prosecutor. Clear evidence of Hillary Clinton breaking the law and the AG Lynch having a private secret meeting with Bill Clinton and the Obama Justice dept would not appoint a special prosecutor. Same thing with Benghazi and Fast and Furious scandals but about 4 months into the Trump presidency we already have a special prosecutor. This is the advantage the democRATS have with their mainstream liberal corrupt media allies (see wikileaks MSM collusion with Hillary Clinton campaign) who tried to ignore and whitewash Obama scandals for 8 years and now are solely focused on bringing down a republican president anyway they can.

Nonsense. Democrats aren't doing this solely to bring down a Republican president, nor would they be able to even if they tried. Even if Trump is impeached, a republican will still have the presidency, in the form of Mike Pence. Hell, there isn't even a single democrat in the presidential line of succession right now: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession so saying that Dems are doing this to remove a Republican president is nothing more than a, dare I say, "knee jerk" reaction?

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Nonsense. Democrats aren't doing this solely to bring down a Republican president, nor would they be able to even if they tried. Even if Trump is impeached, a republican will still have the presidency, in the form of Mike Pence. Hell, there isn't even a single democrat in the presidential line of succession right now: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession so saying that Dems are doing this to remove a Republican president is nothing more than a, dare I say, "knee jerk" reaction?

 

For 8 years with many scandals that called for a special prosecutor under Obama the democRats with their MSM allies were able to thwart a special prosecutor. It took the democrats all of 4 months into this administration to get one appointed. The democrats would love to find any grounds to impeach Trump period.

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For 8 years with many scandals that called for a special prosecutor under Obama the democRats with their MSM allies were able to thwart a special prosecutor. It took the democrats all of 4 months into this administration to get one appointed. The democrats would love to find any grounds to impeach Trump period.

Again, this isn't just a Democrat issue anymore; Trump has been so bad at his job, that even his own party is starting to tire of his shit.

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Again, this isn't just a Democrat issue anymore; Trump has been so bad at his job, that even his own party is starting to tire of his shit.

 

Some of it is Trump and some of it is also the liberal media bias as well as people in government and out of government leaking to the press. I don't remember Obama ever having to deal with private conversations in the White Office being leaked to the NY Times and Wapo. These leaks are nothing but those trying to sabotage this president which includes the MSM who have run about 90 percent negative stories on Trump.

 

Trump should have fired Comey on day one. After the incompetent weasel was canned this alleged memo (3 months old) gets leaked to the media. So the question would be if the memo was true and Trump was trying to obstruct justice why did Comey do nothing for 3 months?

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He is known for being a straight shooter that Mueller. And Trump hopes it is quick and thorough. But it could take years like that of Whitewater.

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Trump administration is WITHIN STEPS of ‘BEING DESTROYED,’ says Mark Levin

Levin said that the GOP establishment was undermining Trump and Democrats were trying to destroy him, and warned that his administration was “within steps of being destroyed.”

 

Levin reiterated his call for a special prosecutor for all of Hillary Clinton’s crimes, saying that this is the way we fight – we don’t.

 

http://therightscoop.com/trump-administration-is-within-steps-of-being-destroyed-says-mark-levin/

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I'm enjoying the squirming from posters here more than I did watching Hillary supporters the night of the election.

 

Honestly when the investigation is over and the proceedings begin should this go....further - I might take a couple days off to watch the meltdown.

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you have a liberal vivid imagination, you squirmed for real over obaMao and higgardly's real scandals,

now you pretend it is on the other foot.

 

They are giving Trump hell over nonsense that hardly compares to the real scandals

of the obamao years that you all ignored.

 

have a nice day. We despised your pres, but we are Real Americans.

 

You despise our president.... and, after going berserk nationally over one comment

by one conservative, that he hoped obaMao failed to re-make our country.....

 

you happily endorse forcing Trump to fail in EVERYTHING if you can.

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When is the Special Counsel going to be named for the Hillary email scandal?

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When is the Special Counsel going to be named for the Hillary email scandal?

 

it is frustrating to have watched the Obama administration for 8 years never having a special prosecutor appointed even with substantial evidence to warrant it and now after Trump being in office only 4 months the democrats have already gotten a special prosecutor appointed to investigate Trump on a fishing expedition.

 

I have some tell me it is not the democrats but Trump's own deputy AG who appointed a special prosecutor and that is true but if you believe Schumer and the democrats and the left wing MSM didn't play a major part in getting this accomplished you are deceiving yourself.

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When is the Special Counsel going to be named for the Hillary email scandal?

 

it is frustrating to have watched the Obama administration for 8 years never having a special prosecutor appointed even with substantial evidence to warrant it and now after Trump being in office only 4 months the democrats have already gotten a special prosecutor appointed to investigate Trump on a fishing expedition.

 

I have some tell me it is not the democrats but Trump's own deputy AG who appointed a special prosecutor and that is true but if you believe Schumer and the democrats and the left wing MSM didn't play a major part in getting this accomplished you are deceiving yourself.

 

 

You see, here's what annoys me about people clamoring for the "Hillary investigation" schtick. There could easily be an investigation into Hillary if the Republicans chose to do so; the own the Presidency, and both houses of Congress, so its not like they don't have the political muscle behind them to push forward an investigation. The fact that they haven't yet tells me that they have no intention to do so in the future, and are pretty much using Clinton as a tool to rally the troops, as it were, of their own political base at this point.

 

In other words, it is far more useful for the GOP to not pursue an investigation into Hillary and use the perceived injustice of having Trump investigated instead to rile up their political base, rather than having an investigation and running the risk of not turning up anything.

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You see, here's what annoys me about people clamoring for the "Hillary investigation" schtick. There could easily be an investigation into Hillary if the Republicans chose to do so; the own the Presidency, and both houses of Congress, so its not like they don't have the political muscle behind them to push forward an investigation. The fact that they haven't yet tells me that they have no intention to do so in the future, and are pretty much using Clinton as a tool to rally the troops, as it were, of their own political base at this point.

 

In other words, it is far more useful for the GOP to not pursue an investigation into Hillary and use the perceived injustice of having Trump investigated instead to rile up their political base, rather than having an investigation and running the risk of not turning up anything.

 

Just as the dems annoy me with all their hysterics about Trump being Hitler and using that as a fund raiser.

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Oh, ya, I can't believe that side and only that side compared their political opponent to Hitler......

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JB Frankly I don't care if they prosecute Hillary or not. If they're going to prosecute trump for bulshit then they really should though. Or they should shut the fucke up about all of it. Frankly you and I both think she's as crooked as a dog's hind leg But really in the end so what? Same thing with just about every investigation going back-to the Washington administration. Do I believe Bill Clinton probably took a few dirty bucks in the white-water deal? Sure. There were somewhere in the ballpark of 12 convictions and witnesses who never wound up having to testify. Life goes on. Garden variety graft. Do I care? Not really. I doubt you could mention any political scandal of our lifetime that I am truly outraged about. (Except for the fact that it damages our political opponents) It's just that I, like everybody else, have my side to defend and the other side to persecute. Seriously we are going through this Kabuki dance to find out if any person of the trump campaign talk to anybody that had a bottle of Stoli in his refrigerator but don't seem to care about the litany of lies that Jim Comey consciously let Hillary off the hook for. Or the evidence she expressely destroyed. Or the 130,000,000 or so dollars she took from the Russians and the uranium deal.

Was there a crime? Was there a quid pro quo? Who knows but it should be annoying to anyone that nobody cares.

If you consider yourself the owner of the high moral ground then you should at-least be concerned with obvious lies and crimes that are being ignored just because too many people hate Donald Trump.

WSS

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Not to mention that the left doesn't care about leaks from the FBI, Which are in fact crimes and possibly treasonous ones, while they hyperventilate about leaks from a government that's not necessarily our ally.

 

And the one glaring irony of that is the fact that while the trump administration is going to be persecuted for dirty campaign practices, It's because somebody leaked the facts about Democrat dirty campaign practices.

WSS

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the law is the left's weapon. They get to decide how it gets used, and it only gets used

when they want it to.

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"Obama administration scandals and crimes that required ZERO special counsels

BENGHAZI – 4 Americans killed, countless others affected.
IRS SCANDAL - The IRS intentionally targeting conservative organizations.
FAST & FURIOUS - The illegal sale of guns to drug dealers, resulting in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
HILLARY'S EMAILS - The former Secretary of State's mishandling of classified information.
BOWE BERGDAHL - Released for five Taliban prisoners under suspicious circumstances.
IRANIAN PRISONER SWAP for $400 million cash payment.
HILLARY PAY TO PLAY during her tenure at the State Department
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION - Long wait times and poor conditions that resulted in the deaths of countless veterans.
LORETTA LYNCH and her tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton.
UNMASKING of private American citizens for political purposes.
SOLYNDRA- The funneling of funds by Obama administration to private companies.
SECRET SERVICE prostitution scandals during presidential overseas trips.
HURRICANE SANDY relief funds that never found their way to New York and New Jersey.
OBAMACARE WEBSITE that cost over $600 million and didn't work."

From Hannity.com

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Even if Trump is impeached, a republican will still have the presidency, in the form of Mike Pence.

 

I have a scenario with a different ending... Ryan*.

 

__________________________________________________________________________

*Teaser alert... stay tuned...

 

He is known for being a straight shooter that Mueller. And Trump hopes it is quick and thorough. But it could take years like that of Whitewater.

 

Whitewater... now that was an investigation for the ages... and the last of its bred.

 

Seriously we are going through this Kabuki dance to find out if any person of the trump campaign talk to anybody that had a bottle of Stoli in his refrigerator

 

Your trivialization of the Trump-Campaign/Russia investigation is shocking.

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Special Prosecutor For Trump/Russia Investigation Is A Disaster

By Dick Morris on May 17, 2017

 

Remember the Valerie Plame affair? After years of work the special prosecutor found that no crime had occurred. The person who leaked her link to the CIA was authorized to do so. With no crime to come up with, Patrick Fitzgerald, the prosecutor, indicted poor Scooter Libby, an aide to VP Dick Cheney, for perjury, a crime that would never have taken place had there been no investigation.

 

Fitzpatrick was appointed by then President G.W. Bush appointee, Attorney General John Ashcroft. Just wanted to be sure folks knew that.

 

That Dick Morris blames the only indictment of the Plame investigation on the fact that the investigation took place is laughable. Libby lied. He claimed he was authorized to release information including Plame's name at the time he met with Judith Miller of the NYT. The facts were that the information he passed to Miller was "declassified" 10-days after his meeting and the declassified material did not include her name.

 

I believe it was the first time the new, Special Council procedure was utilized after it's creation in 1999, in part due to the last Special Prosecution effort by Kenneth Starr that began with Whitewater and after years of wandering through the wilderness ended up with a cum-stained, blue dress. The procedure that gave us Starr expired at the end of '99 and there was no appetite in Congress to renew it.

 

 

That Special Counsel procedure is still in place. It was just used by the new Deputy AG to appoint Mueller. AG Sessions, since he's not recused in areas outside of the "Russia Investigation", can use it at anytime to investigate HRC. Since both Benghazi and it's spawn, "The Private Email Server" have been investigated extensively by Congress and/or the FBI, it should neither be very costly nor lengthy.

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Not to mention that the left doesn't care about leaks from the FBI, Which are in fact crimes and possibly treasonous ones, while they hyperventilate about leaks from a government that's not necessarily our ally.

 

And the one glaring irony of that is the fact that while the trump administration is going to be persecuted for dirty campaign practices, It's because somebody leaked the facts about Democrat dirty campaign practices.

 

To dismiss the growing evidence of colluding with a foreign power as a simple, campaign dirty trick is jaw-dropping, in and of itself, Steve...

 

... but juxtaposed with the first sentence, if Russia is the unnamed "government that's not necessarily our ally", it becomes mind-numbing.

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I have a scenario with a different ending... Ryan*.

 

__________________________________________________________________________

*Teaser alert... stay tuned...

 

 

Whitewater... now that was an investigation for the ages... and the last of its bred.

 

 

Your trivialization of the Trump-Campaign/Russia investigation is shocking.

I'm not sure that I have gone far enough in my trivialization.

WSS

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lol... takes two to tango...

 

 

EDIT: That'd make a pretty cool song title...

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