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What’s Your Take On Special Counsel For Russia Investigation?

May 17th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From the Wall Street Journal:

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller III was appointed as special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, giving him wide latitude to explore potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a statement he was naming a special counsel due to the inquiry’s “unique circumstances.” The public interest, he said, “requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.”

Mr. Rosenstein cautioned that his decision wasn’t the result of a “finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted.” He said he has made no such determination.

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  • Ron Mackey

    The onion is slowly peeling away layer by layer with tears slowly getting on Trump’s eyes.

  • Joel Gonzalez

    Former FBI Agent Ed Adams should have been appointed as special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

  • Steven Auerbach

    Impeachment! When do we want it? NOW!

  • Tom White

    Democrats should be careful what they wish for.
    The investigation may simply confirm what is already known, that Russians did hack the DNC server and there was no affect on voter registration and ballots cast.
    Democrats hope that the investigation finds something they democrats can use

    • Tom White

      Democrats hope that the investigation finds something (anything) they can use to embarrass Trump.

      • Ron Mackey

        Just the way Republicans did Bill Clinton. The investigation has nothing to do with the election results, it’s about a enemy country, Russia, interfering with America’s Presidential election and were there any involvement with Trump’s campaign and the hacking of Russia.

  • Jeff Kohut

    The whole Russian hacking thing was really just “much ado about nothing.” Election spying/influencing has been pro forma for all of the big powers/political rivals forever — only now it can be done largely remotely, whereas before it took moles and other operatives, and bugging devices working with friendly media sources… All of the superpowers have always tried to influence the elections of each other… Nothing new or earth shaking here…

    No; the hacking was never a really big issue outside of the Hillary campaign and her media supporters…

    The big thing is, as in Watergate, Iran-Contra, et al., the “cover-up.” There is always stupid, ill-considered behavior and Key Stone Cop-modus operandi in cover-ups, but it is much worse in the offices of a president who displays many of the hall-mark symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder and a generally unfocused thought process — the only focus to his thought process is describable in terms of OCD…

    Now, coupled with a cowed, blind-sided inner-cadre of White House cabinet officials/aides — several of whom have their own set of quirks and sinister personality aspects, what we have is a Key Stone Cope-like group of deceitful henchman obsessed with clinging to power and an agenda that is quite the opposite of the platform on which the President ran… There will be no measures to help the American people — only measures to promote the interests of the Plutocracy that has controlled this country for decades and is responsible for most of what is wrong with the world…

    No: There isn’t much worth knowing about the Russian hacking, but there have been many bread-crumb trails left that will lead to the discovery of the bad behavior and bad policy intent of a truly corrupt, deceitful — and very incompetent — sinister administration… And with Joe Lieberman using the White House chaos to squeeze through the holes in the storm-screen into a high Justice Department position, just like the dung beetle that he has shown himself to be — we can smell a lot more repression at home and a lot more widespread, destructive American involvement in the wars in the Middle East and South Asia — and beyond…

    The bright spot in all of this is that influential Republicans and Democrats, as well as the American people now realize that there needs to be regime change in Washington. And there will be before a year passes (the Las Vegas odds makers are bullish on regime change too…).

    Maybe even a special election when all is said and done… We’re in the midst of some real American history…

  • Mojo

    *** Go for it, check his tax records too along with any business or campaign relations with Russia or China, etc.. Once it’s all out good or bad, then the White House & all those lazy bumps on a log can start to maybe do some type of work! ***

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