Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Justice Department considers appointing a Special Counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton, because you know deflection deflection, deflection.

I'm just a tiny little man trying to keep my job.
Courtesy of the New York Times:  

The Justice Department said Monday that prosecutors were looking into whether a special counsel should be appointed to investigate political rivals President Trump has singled out for scrutiny, including Hillary Clinton. 

The department, in a letter sent to the House Judiciary Committee, said the prosecutors would examine allegations that donations to the Clinton Foundation were tied to a 2010 decision by the Obama administration to allow a Russian nuclear agency to buy Uranium One, a company that owned access to uranium in the United States, and other issues. 

The letter appeared to be a direct response to Mr. Trump’s statement on Nov. 3, when he said he was disappointed with his beleaguered attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and that longstanding unproven allegations about the Clintons and the Obama administration should be investigated. 

Any such investigation would raise questions about the independence of federal investigations under Mr. Trump. Since Watergate, the Justice Department has largely operated independently of political influence on cases related to the president’s opponents. 

Mr. Trump’s statement galvanized conservative news outlets — like Fox News and Breitbart News — which have since beaten the drum for a special prosecutor to be appointed.

This is such a blatantly political tactic that it could probably be seen from space.

And it fairly reeks of desperation on the part of Trump and his cohorts.

However if the Republicans want his done they better hurry, because now there is talk of Jeff Sessions being used as a magic bullet against Roy Moore.

Also courtesy of the New York Times: 

One idea being discussed, first brought up by two different White House officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity, would be for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to run as either a write-in candidate or to be appointed to what was his seat should Mr. Moore win and be immediately removed from office. 

Mr. McConnell is supportive of the idea and discussed it on Monday in a telephone call with Vice President Mike Pence that was chiefly about the Republican tax overhaul proposal, according to party officials briefed on the call. Mr. Sessions remains popular among Alabama Republicans, but his relationship with Mr. Trump has frayed since he recused himself from the investigation of the role that Russia played in last year’s presidential campaign. 

The swap would be something of a win-win for Mr. McConnell and Mr. Trump — the senator is eager to rid himself of Mr. Moore and the president has been open about his disappointment with Mr. Sessions.

Well here's a real quandary for Trump and the Republicans. 

Should they use the Keebler Elf to deflect attention away from the Russia probes and attack his former political rival, or use Sessions to cock block a known pedophile from sexually harassing the Senate?

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

33 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:10 AM

    LOOks like he 'fits' tinydjt perfectly.

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  2. Anonymous11:14 AM

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/storage.citizensforethics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/14154422/Response-Weismann-Anne-2017.11.09.pdf

    OT?"obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spent a total of $14,163.36 to protect 666Pence as he sat for mere minutes of the game—and for the chief purpose of performing a political stunt.""

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    1. Anonymous11:55 AM

      That stunt was money well spent...NOT!
      It is very concerning that Trump is consumed with feeding his base. Anything to get a rise out of them regardless of the cost to others.

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  3. Anonymous11:50 AM

    So often I can hardly believe what comes up about the Trump administration.

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  4. Anonymous11:51 AM

    Republicans do all of this shit to Hillary Clinton because they're sorely aware of their inferiority to her and it makes them chronically defensive. Bringing down the girl is what it's all about.

    But she just looks at them and snorts. She doesn't even offer them her contempt because they are not even worth that.

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  5. Anonymous12:14 PM

    Sessions Throws Cold Water On GOP Fever To Appoint New Special Counsel

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/sessions-special-counsel-basis-jim-jordan

    Jim Jordan Screams For Special Counsel To Investigate Hillary

    Rep. Jim Jordan spewed enough Uranium One and HRC conspiracy theories during the House Judiciary hearing that even Attorney General had no stomach for it?

    Rep. Jordan's shtick is to be the angriest man in Congress when the cameras are on. He knows his voters only watch Fox, and his job is to generate dramatic footage of a Republican in pursuit of "the truth about Hillary."

    ...But that news didn't satisfy Jordan, who used his time to try and force the DOJ to actually do the unthinkable. Use a book of oppo research funded by Steve Bannon, that holds no real conclusions or facts except for vicious innuendo to attack ones political rivals with.

    He then read off his list of items pulled straight out of the Breitbart / Infowars fart jar of Hillary hate, that included James Comey, Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton and of course the Steele dossier.

    ...Again he asked, "What's it gonna take to get a special counsel?"

    AG Sessions actually shut him down, saying, "It would take a factual basis that meets the standards of the appointment of a special counsel."

    Facts, Mr. Jordan, facts.

    Sessions said, "You can have your idea but sometimes we have to study what the facts are and to evaluate whether it meets the standard required a special counsel."

    Rep. Jordan whipped himself into a frenzy after he said, "What's it gonna take to get a special counsel?"

    "Looks like there is not enough of a basis to appoint a special counsel."

    PS. Vanity Fair has suggested this is all for show, and this "investigation" talk

    ...“Like clockwork, just as we learn of damning details of Donald Trump Jr.’s contacts with WikiLeaks, the Trump administration is firing up the fog machine to distract from the Mueller probe,”

    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/11/rep-jordan-gets-rebuked-sessions-after

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  6. Anonymous12:18 PM

    Jeff Sessions Blows A Gasket When He’s Accused Of Perjury During House Hearing

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions blew up and yelled that it wasn’t fair when he was accused of perjury during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

    Video:

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/11/14/jeff-sessions-blows-gasket-accused-perjury-house-hearing.html

    After a hearing ripe with Attorney General Jeff Sessions claiming, "I don't recall" at least twenty times by Rep. Jeffries' count, the Democrat put Sessions on the spot by asking, "Do you still believe the intentional failure to remember can constitute a criminal act?"

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/11/14/dem-exposes-jeff-sessions-hypocrisy-intentional-failure-remember-criminal-act.html

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/11/14/democrats-hold-sessions-publicly-accountable-troubling-racial-bias.html

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  7. Anonymous12:22 PM

    WATCH: Irritated Jeff Sessions lashes out after Rep. Ted Lieu accuses him of lying about Russia contacts

    ...“That’s exactly the opposite answer you gave under oath to the U.S. Senate,” Lieu said. “So again, either you are lying to the U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives.”

    Sessions at this point grew annoyed and insisted that his original answer about meeting with Kislyak was to deny “the shocking suggestion that I, as a surrogate, was meeting on a continuing basis with Russian officials and the implication was to impact the campaign in some sort of nefarious way.”

    Sessions then began rambling incoherently about the prospects of suing Lieu after he accused the attorney general of lying.

    “I appreciate the Congressmen’s right, I guess he can say it’s free speech, he can’t be sued here, so, uh, that’s just, uh, my response and I’m sorry that, uhm, that’s my response,” he said.

    Watch the video below.
    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/watch-irritated-jeff-sessions-lashes-out-after-rep-ted-lieu-accuses-him-of-lying-about-russia-contacts/

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    1. Anonymous3:59 PM

      Good,finally they used the word:LYING!

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    2. Franken/ Lieu 2020

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  8. Anonymous12:24 PM

    Congressman dismantles Jeff Sessions in epic 5-minute cross-examination
    Sessions' own words come back to haunt him.

    ...Perhaps the most effective questioning came from Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). His strategy was simple: use Sessions’ own words to make his point.

    Jeffries started by establishing that Sessions claimed he “didn’t recall” the answer to various questions dozens of times during his appearances before Congress as attorney general. Jeffries then summarized Sessions’ comments to Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on October 4, 2016 in which he blasted Hillary Clinton for the exact same behavior, suggesting that it could be criminal.

    Jeffries was limited to five minutes so didn’t have time to read Sessions full quote from his October 2016 appearance with Dobbs, ahead of the vice presidential debate, but here it is.

    SESSIONS: Lou, that’s the way you lie. That’s the way people do it in court. I’ve seen it many, many times. Well, I don’t remember, but if. And she said 35 times before the FBI interview that she couldn’t remember? If you can remember and you don’t — if you say — and you say, I can’t remember, then that’s as false a perjurious statement as if you flat-out gave a false statement.

    “Mr. Attorney general, do you still believe that the intentional failure to remember can and constitute a criminal act?” Jeffries asked.

    “If it’s an act to deceive, yes,” Sessions acknowledged.

    Sessions’ defense for his inaccurate statements during his confirmation hearing was that his answers were not an attempt to deceive. Rather, Sessions said his testimony reflected his best recollection of the events at the time and that, as soon as he become aware of new facts, he corrected the record.

    https://thinkprogress.org/congressman-jeff-sessions-cross-examination-83235322d00a/

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  9. Anonymous12:25 PM

    More Benghazi type stuff. The corrupt and hypocritical little boys in adult suits are beyond the pale. Their base will never catch on, they are filled with propaganda(and have no critical thinking skills), so this BS will continue. The flailing orange shitgibbon has been President for a year and they are going to try to deflect from his crap by trying to create another Benghazi witch hunt. I really want to line them all up and slap them until they at least acknowledge they are all conniving and lying poopyheads groveling for power. But It wouldn't work because they will never admit to their true nature.

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  10. Anonymous12:26 PM

    'AG Sessions actually shut him down, saying, "It would take a FACTual basis that meets the standards of the appointment of a special counsel."'

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  11. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Help us put this billboard up outside of Roy Moore's office!

    Five women have recently come forward to accuse Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting them when they were children. Yet, not only does Moore refuse to drop out of the race, he's only a few points behind his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones.

    That's why the Democratic Coalition is responding with a powerful new billboard to remind voters in Alabama of his crimes and hypocrisy.

    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/roy-moore-billboard

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  12. Anonymous12:38 PM

    (THREAD) This thread provides live updates on any newsworthy events in Attorney General Sessions' public testimony before Congress today. I hope you'll follow along and share this tweet.

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/930459964447100933

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  13. Anonymous12:40 PM

    bitch McCONnell: "The addition of the individual mandate repeal to tax cuts for the wealthy is a giant middle finger to the American people." $hoveD up yOUR a$$! RIGHT?

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/11/14/republicans-lose-congress-adding-obamacare-repeal-tax-cuts-rich.html

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    1. 13 million will lose their healthcare.

      13 millions will have their taxes increase.

      Coincidence?

      How much you want to bet it's pretty much the same 13 million people. And they're the ones on the opposite end of the 1%ers.

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  14. Anonymous12:47 PM

    Things that offend GOP: ­čö╣Pink Pussy Hats ­čö╣Rainbow Flags ­čö╣ObamaCare ­čö╣”Happy Holidays” ­čö╣NFL Players kneeling Things that don’t offend GOP: ­čö╣White Hoods ­čö╣Tiki Torches ­čö╣Pedophiles ­čö╣Pussy Grabbers ­čö╣Conspiring w/ Russia

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    1. Anonymous1:24 PM

      So true!

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  15. Anonymous3:02 PM

    PIG$:
    "The club, named for the nation’s first attorney general, includes donors who give RAGA at least $125,000 per year.
    The reception at Mar-a-Lago was not publicized, and privacy was apparently a priority, despite the resort’s blurring of lines between private events and White House business."RAGA donors have included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest lobbying group; Koch Industries, the global conglomerate run by libertarian billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch; and the Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative “dark money” organization that is helping Trump remake the federal court system."
    "Top RAGA donors were invited on Sunday to a lunch event moderated by National Review editor Rich Lowry. Later that day, there was a reception featuring U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. On Monday, recently retired Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, now a Fox News contributor, moderated a panel on "RULE of LAW restoration" under Trump."

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/top-gop-law-enforcement-chiefs-held-secret-weekend-event-at-mar-a-lago/

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  16. Anonymous3:04 PM

    What,the republicans didn't bring up investigating BENGHAZI!!

    After all the only thing they are good at is beating a dead horse and wasting taxpayer money!

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  17. Anonymous3:12 PM

    Top GOP law enforcement chiefs held secret weekend event at Mar-a-Lago

    Republican state law enforcement chiefs dined with their top donors at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort last weekend, according to an agenda obtained by MapLight through a public records request.

    An agenda for the Republican Attorneys General Association’s fall meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., lists a dinner on Friday at Mar-a-Lago’s Teahouse restaurant for “Edmund Randolph Club” members. The club, named for the nation’s first attorney general, includes donors who give RAGA at least $125,000 per year.

    The reception at Mar-a-Lago was not publicized, and privacy was apparently a priority, despite the resort’s blurring of lines between private events and White House business. "Cell phone use and picture taking is prohibited in all areas,” the agenda said. “If guests need to take a phone call, they may do so in the guest reception area or outside."

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/top-gop-law-enforcement-chiefs-held-secret-weekend-event-at-mar-a-lago/

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    1. Anonymous7:21 PM

      How much did trump swindle from the taxpayers this time?
      When they write the articles of impeachment, they better had a restitution clause from the whole criminal family

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  18. Anonymous3:38 PM

    FYI '"Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,"
    will be published in January.'
    "rump officials and staffers have been reaching out to Wolff to figure out what their allies and enemies have been telling him."a series of portraits on some of the biggest names in the White House, such as Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, Gary Cohn, Stephen Miller, Dina Powell and Hope Hicks, Axios reported."the book is "based on more than 200 interviews with the president, most members of his senior staff, and many of the people they in turn spoke to, Wolff shows how Trump and his team careened from one crisis to the next during the administration's first nine months."

    "One cutting quote from the book includes:
    "Perhaps not since the Tudors has palace intrigue been so corrosive and lethal, nor the king so volatile and so in need of INSTANT gratification.""

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  19. Anonymous3:57 PM

    So how many times did the elf perjury himself today?

    Some defense,if I lied the last time it was because I didn't remember. This is the head of the justice department, trump has turned that department into a major joke.

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    1. At least he hasn't proclaimed over and over what a great memory he has, the best memory ever, no one has a better memory than him.

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  20. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Lisa STOP THIS SHIT! NOW!
    "a group of 37 U.S.-based scientists whose research focuses on Arctic wildlife asked senators to not open the ANWR, saying that drilling would be “incompatible with the purposes for which the refuge was established.”

    The Senate energy committee on Wednesday will consider a bill spurred by Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska and the head of the panel, to hold at least two lease sales in the ANWR over the next 10 years."Republicans have attached the ANWR measure to budget legislation, which needs only 50 votes to pass the Senate" it would not survive as stand-alone legislation that would need 60 votes to pass."
    "“Does it take the voice of Jane Goodall to beg Senators to stop hurting indigenous people and animals?” asked Cantwell.” “She’s calling on them to set a conservation example instead of creating the next tragedy.”"

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/jane-goodall-urges-us-senate-to-halt-push-to-drill-in-arctic-refuge/

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    1. Anonymous6:59 PM

      Lisa makes me sick. Republicans from Alaska just want to rape the land of its' resources because they are just too damned dumb to figure out how to generate funds any other way. They are back to square one with no new ideas. Only devious ideas on how to lubricate this dacade and the next with the same deal they made when the pipeline happen. Nothing came of that. We are broke. Would be nice if we have intelligent people running our country and not people with old ideas that work for a while, and then don't.

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  21. Anonymous6:56 PM

    I think before I switched on NBC news after local news, I heard Lester Holt say something about Republicans wanting Session to take back his old job. HMMMMMMMMM. Trump sees an opportunity to get Sessions out of there and replace him with someone who can fire Mueller?

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    1. I think that would only be if Molester Moore were elected and then kicked out of the Senate. But I think if that happened Luther Strange would just get the seat back.

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  22. Anonymous8:14 PM

    I was watching the news when it first came up. A panel said the Uranium enrichment program was handled by seven other people.
    And that it had nothing to do with Hillary. Darn evidence. ;)

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  23. Anonymous3:21 AM

    What? And no investigations for tax dodgers?
    US taxes that were not paid because they were hidden, no investigation at all?
    Instead of tax cuts for rich why not get all those millions?

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  24. Anonymous3:22 AM

    No investigation on millions of US taxable dollars hidden off shore?

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