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Friday, August 4, 2017

Mueller impanels a second Grand Jury...

Contrary to popular belief, this does not mean that there is any indictments coming. Mueller impaneled a grand jury in West Virginia quite a while ago, with little tangible news coming of it so far. What it means in the case of a special counsel is that they intend to subpoena records and potential witnesses for testimony.

Certainly this should not come as much of a surprise, and once again it's being played in the media as probably a much bigger deal than it really is.

One of the underreported aspects of this news is that it is now likely that Mueller will show his hand as to what exactly he is looking to investigate. The buzz from the pro-Trump conservatives is that the potential for the firing of Mueller becomes more of a reality if the subpoenas appear outside of the scope of the Russian investigation.

This is especially true if the subpoena's appear to be in relation (as some in the media is speculating) to any questions of "obstruction". Most legal experts believe that Mueller has an obvious conflict of interest in that area, and that if obstruction "is" to be investigated, that it need to be investigated by someone without personal interest.

Contrary to the predictions of some... If  Mueller was ultimately fired for going outside the scope of his investigation, it would not signal the end of civilization as we know it. Like it or not, there are plenty of people on the right who think this is a witch hunt that is out of control and that the Mueller probe needs to be ended or at the very least put on a much tighter leash.

11 comments:

rrb said...



the breadth and scope of mueller's ability to investigate has been so broadened as to become essentially meaningless.

is there video of trump jaywalking in NYC back in the 70's?

SEIZE HIM!!!11!

Anonymous said...

It won't matter if he's fired? Go ahead, try it.

rrb said...



make bail, pastor pederast?

that's quite the flock you're leading, passing the collection plate to spring a child molester from jail.



Rational thinker said...

“After years of partisan fighting over the health care law that was President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement, Democrats and Republicans now admit that they will probably have to work together to make many of its much-needed fixes… Republicans are deeply motivated to get a major tax bill passed and signed by the president and have returned to committee chambers — rather than the private back rooms of leaders’ offices — to get the process rolling.”

James Hohmann said Thom Tillis and Chris Coons said...

Grand Jury Makes It More Difficult to Fire Mueller

James Hohmann: “Last night’s news that Robert Mueller has begun using a grand jury in federal court in Washington, as part of his investigation into possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign, further boxes in the president and makes it more politically difficult to justify firing the special counsel.

“If President Trump ever lost the support of Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), he just might be doomed. A former state House speaker, Tillis is a reliable Republican apparatchik whose vote party leadership can count on. So it was a big deal yesterday when he introduced legislation with a Democratic colleague, Chris Coons (D-DE), to prevent Trump from firing Mueller without cause.”

Bush lawyer said...

Quote of the Day
August 4, 2017 at 7:33 am EDTBy Taegan Goddard36 Comments
“Important White House ethics rule: don’t lie to a grand jury.”
— Bush White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter, on Twitter.

Netanyahu very loudly said...

"Witch hunt!"

Loretta said...

No pedophilia to swoon over yet today Pastor James Boswell?

Loretta said...

No pedophilia to swoon over yet today Pastor James Boswell?

Loretta said...

"Rational thinker"

Boswell trolling and spamming.

No pedophilia to swoon over yet today Pastor James Boswell?

opie said...

Loretta said...
No pedophilia to swoon over yet today Pastor James Boswell?

Nothing of intellect posted here by loretta today. Typical of mentally unstable republicon's, say something enough times, it becomes true. Dayum pathetic, but she just trolls on.