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RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTION & SPIN-OFF INVESTIGATIONS
Kiddin', just kiddin'. I'm a barker, not a biter.
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in a sock
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As covered in other threads, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign yesterday.   President Trump had long disparaged Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian Interference investigation due to conflicts of interest.  

The new interim Attorney General is Sessions' chief of staff and reported Justice Dept snitch to the President, Matthew Whitaker, pictured below.

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Whitaker has made public comments about how the Special Counsel could be stymied by a new Attorney General who could cut off all the funding to Mueller's team and grind the investigation to a halt.

I don't think that will happen under Whitaker or anyone else, personally. The Mueller investigation has already produced too much documented evidence, indictments, and convictions.  

Anyway, now that the Democrats control the House of Representatives and its subpoena/investigative powers, the remaining pieces of the investigation could be picked up there if the Executive influences the Justice Dept to quash Mueller.
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According to attorney George Conway III (Kellyanne Conway's husband), Whitaker's appointment to replace Sessions is unconstitutional and illegal in any case because a principal officer (one who reports directly to the President) must be confirmed by the Senate.  

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The flaw in the appointment of Mr. Whitaker defies one of the explicit checks and balances set out in the Constitution, a provision designed to protect us all against the centralization of government power.

Last year, the Supreme Court examined the question of whether the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board had been lawfully appointed to his job without Senate confirmation.

The Supreme Court held the appointment invalid on a statutory ground. Justice Clarence Thomas, who Trump calls one of his favorite sitting justices, agreed with the judgment, and further emphasized that even if the statute had allowed the appointment, the Constitution’s Appointments Clause would not have.

The officer in question was a principal officer, he concluded. And the public interest protected by the Appointments Clause was a critical one: The Constitution’s drafters, Justice Thomas argued, “recognized the serious risk for abuse and corruption posed by permitting one person to fill every office in the government.” Which is why, he pointed out, the framers provided for advice and consent of the Senate.

We cannot tolerate such an evasion of the Constitution’s very explicit, textually precise design. Senate confirmation exists for a simple, and good, reason. For the president to install Mr. Whitaker as our chief law enforcement officer is to betray the entire structure of our charter document.

Full piece:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/opini...ional.html
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I hope this investigation goes until everyone involved in it from the very beginning till the end is brought to the spotlight.
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Yeah, me too Mags.
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The news is saying Chris Christie is being eyeballed for AG.
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(11-08-2018, 03:25 PM)Rootilda Wrote: The news is saying Chris Christie is being eyeballed for AG.

hah   The news......................who is issuing the marching orders? The DNC or the MSN/CNN team.
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I would guess it's Christie leaking that in hopes of finally getting a job.
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Trump's acting attorney general involved in firm that scammed veterans out of life savings

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018...l-wpm-scam
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I don't think this guy is going to go too far. trump has even begun to distance himself from him by saying he doesn't know him. He's got a fuck ton of sketchy stuff in his background.
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How long before the right starts crying about him being bullied just like their patron saint KavaNaw?
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