Bannon Urges Trump To Fire Rosenstein To "Cripple" Mueller Probe

An unexpected actor has re-emerged in the Trump-Mueller-Rosenstein hate triangle.

According to Bloomberg and WaPo, President Trump discussed firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with White House aides on Wednesday, as a "chorus advisers and allies" urges him to hinder and thwart Mueller's investigation of Russian interference.

The biggest voice to emerge from said chorus? That of Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, who said he told White House officials that the president should fire both his lawyer Ty Cobb and Rosenstein to cripple Mueller’s inquiry. According to Bannon, the White House should crease cooperating with Mueller and assert executive privilege to silence aides who might speak with the special counsel, even retroactively, for those who’ve already been interviewed.

In a WaPo interview Bannon said Trump "wasn’t fully briefed by his lawyers on the implications" of not invoking executive privilege and added that it was a "strategic mistake to turn over everything without due process, and executive privilege should be exerted immediately and retroactively." Bannon also said that Trump’s lawyer Ty Cobb should be fired immediately.

“You have to get rid of Rosenstein, maybe Mueller, and Ty Cobb,” Bannon said. “Get this into the political process. You can’t fight on the Michael Cohen thing every day.”

Later, speaking to Bloomberg, Bannon added that "they crossed the red line by subpoenaing the Trump Organization records and doing the raid on Michael Cohen," Bannon told Bloomberg News in an interview. "They’re into dark territory now. So let’s make this political, shift this thing back to Capitol Hill, take the moral high ground. Let’s take a delaying action and give voters an up-or-down vote on Trump in November."

Bannon said believes that invoking executive privilege would hobble the investigation, shifting it back to Congress, and rally Trump’s base voters before crucial midterm elections in November.

It's not just Bannon: other supporters of the president made their arguments on television. Roger Stone, a sometime Trump confidant, told ABC News on Wednesday that Trump should fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Rosenstein. Also on Wednesday, Joe diGenova, an attorney who was nearly added to Trump’s legal team last month, said on Fox News that Sessions should fire Rosenstein.

DiGenova also said that Trump should cease cooperation with the special counsel. He spoke on the Fox News show “Hannity,” a program Trump promoted in a tweet earlier in the evening. “Big show tonight,” he said.

The complains also emerge from within the Beltway as several House Republicans led by Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes of California blame Rosenstein for withholding a Justice Department document that might have sparked the FBI’s investigation of contacts between Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government.

The Justice Department allowed Nunes and other lawmakers to review a slightly redacted version of the document on Wednesday, a move that may have averted an effort by the Republicans to pursue contempt proceedings against Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray.

As Bloomberg notes, Bannon’s plan illustrates the conflicts swirling around Trump following the search of Cohen’s properties, which infuriated the president and raised speculation he might seek to fire Mueller, Rosenstein or both men.

Separately it also reveals just how split Trump is about the matter, because while congressional Republicans have warned Trump not to act against the Justice Department, many of the rpesident's closest allies outside the White House are agitating for a more aggressive posture, and fire the responsible parties.

For now Trump has held his fire, although he is clearly listening. In tweets and public statements since the Cohen search, he has assailed Mueller, calling the Russia probe “disgraceful” and an “attack on our country.” Trump has criticized Rosenstein and Sessions as well, who he has suggested deceived and betrayed him by recusing himself from supervising the investigation.

“The fact is Rod Rosenstein has not done his job. He has not supervised Mueller. This whole thing is an absurdity,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, another Trump ally, said on Fox News on Wednesday.

To be sure, Rosenstein's termination is hardly assured, a Bloomberg source familiar with Trump’s discussions said, but rather an idea Trump is mulling given the criticism of the deputy attorney general he has heard from allies, TV commentators and some congressional Republicans.

Some of the more sober of Trump’s top advisers, including White House counsel Don McGahn, are concerned that a move to fire Rosenstein or Mueller could prompt mass resignations at the Justice Department and spark a constitutional crisis, the Post reported.

It is certainly unclear is Trump wants to give the impression he is being swayed by Bannon. Trump fired his former chief advisor last year and their relationship was further damaged by the strategist’s cooperation with a critical book on the president published in January, Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury.” Bannon, who helped lead the Trump campaign to victory in 2016, hasn’t spoken with the president about his strategy to cripple Mueller’s inquiry, and he would not name the White House officials he has briefed according to Bloomberg.

After "Fire and Fury" was published, the White House pressured Trump’s allies to sever ties with Bannon. He stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News after losing the support of the Mercer family, his closest financial patrons, after Trump spoke with Rebekah Mercer by phone.

Meanwhile, suggesting that Trump is clearly obsessed with the Mueller probe, and what to do with Rosenstein, Trump's first tweet on Thursday morning was about, who else, Mueller:

If I wanted to fire Robert Mueller in December, as reported by the Failing New York Times, I would have fired him. Just more Fake News from a biased newspaper!

It remains unclear what market impact a Trump termination of Rosenstein (or Mueller) would have, but it will probably not be favorable.

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IridiumRebel Adolph.H. Thu, 04/12/2018 - 06:29 Permalink

He needs Nunes and Jordan to impeach Rosenstein and Sessions and Wray. There is unstoppable evidence to their hindering of materials to the point impeachment is needed for these fuckers. After that, place an “interim director” and clean the fuck outta all of these alphabet cocks and FIRE MUELLER for going off the rails in the investigation and unconstitutional moves like raiding Cohen’s office.

 

 

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eatthebanksters wildbad Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:36 Permalink

Trump should ask a judge for help based on the 6th amendment, tell Americans that he fully cooperated with the collusion and obstruction of justice investigations, and that if there are charges they should be brought now. Then, because they have reached into his personal life from many years back he should draw the line, ending any cooperation with SC and terminate the roles of those responsible for the continuing witch hunt. The SC won't be able to bring charges and he will have the moral high ground to fire the conflicted participants.  The voters will stand with him.  Additionally, if he moves Scott Pruitt into Sessions role as the AG (which Trump can do without a confirmation hearing since Pruitt was already confirmed by the Senate for a Cabinet level position) you will see arrests and indictments of the black hats very quickly.

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Endgame Napoleon IridiumRebel Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:02 Permalink

It is hard to figure out which side of any issue politicians are really on before casting a vote, but prediction-wise, you will never go broke by assuming politicians are on the side of whatever benefits them and their donors economically. 

Voting is not a reality show; it is not the sort of act that is motivated by entertainment value. When citizens turn out to vote, it is a blah civic chore, unlike rallies with sign-waving youths, excitedly rubbing shoulders and possibly getting on TV.

Life-hardened voters need to willingly suspend disbelief long enough to complete the civic chore of voting, especially in an oligarchal era of globalism, when they know that elected politicians will just do the bidding of their owners.

Vote your heart out.

Elected leaders will facilitate economic elites in accessing cheap offshored / outsourced labor, “markets” around the globe and cheap, welfare-aided, wage-slicing, womb-productive, pay-per-birth legal / illegal immigrants who work cheaply here in the USA.

In a country where 50 million working-aged citizens are out of the workforce, where the on-average income of half of the employed-in-name-only is $13k, where rent consumes more than half of earned-only income for non-welfare-eligible citizens, where half of non-womb-productive / non-welfare-eligible men (and many women) between the ages of 18 — 34 live with parents in adulthood due to unaffordable rent, it is hard to set aside cynicism.

It is hard to go through the motions of voting for opportunistic people who are not going to change a system that pads a status quo, which is lucrative for them and their [employers] who are not the voters, but their donors.

It is hard for turnout to exceed reliable party loyalists and the opportunists whose pockets are padded when politicians heap helpings of monthly welfare that covers rent and groceries and progressive-tax-code welfare up to $6,431 for US-born kids into the pockets of legal / immigrants, making it easy for them to work cheaply.

It is hard to do a civic chore that undermines your own chance of keeping a roof over your head.

The trick for politicians is getting the underemployed citizens who are undercut in the labor market by these cynical policies to believe they are doing this civic chore not in the service of boosting the $174k careers of Swampers, but because these politicians are going to serve the interests of voters, not the interests of elites who cash in on cheap, welfare-advantaged foreign labor. 

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overbet nmewn Thu, 04/12/2018 - 06:51 Permalink

Nobody cares to investigate members of congress paying whores with taxpayer funds, but Trump paying whores out of his own pocket decade(s) ago seems to be worthy of an investigation. 

Wasnt up all night, but ya I am groggy. Just woke up. 

 

http://www.investmentwatchblog.com/taxpayers-paid-17m-in-congress-hush-…

 

https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/16/politics/settlements-congress-sexual-har…

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nmewn overbet Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:02 Permalink

Yeah..."the lawgivers"...it's like a lot of the scams they run, when they're not borrowing from the House Post Office or day trading their legislation they're writing corrupt rules to hold themselves above the law. 

Yeppers, they created & appropriated taxpayer money for their own slush fund to pay off victims of their sexual depredations and silence them.

This is the kind of shit we're dealing with.

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Endgame Napoleon overbet Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:40 Permalink

In the Fake Feminist Era, women monetize sex and womb productivity with regularity. The ability to monetize these things has never been more enshrined into public policy and linked to work and workplaces. It exists on the economic ladder at all rungs. 

For the commoners, monetized sex and reproduction—as a citizen or a noncitizen in a single-earner household—fetches free or reduced-cost housing, hundreds in monthly cash from Uncle Sam, free EBT groceries, subsidized electricity, a refundable EITC child tax credit that climbs to $6,431 for maximum womb productivity and nearly free daycare so that the single mom can work part time, staying under the earned-income limits for pay-per-birth programs. 

Sex has never paid so much for women as it does in America in the Fake Feminist Era. Womb productivity has never paid so much in the land of the brave. Policies that affect far more people than political elites and those who work for them ensure that sex and womb productivity pay more than hard work and work productivity.  

Some young women in the Fake Feminist Era who cross the paths of powerful men can really cash in on sex, getting what takes many college-educated, multi-licensed women 5 to 10 years of full-time work to earn.

Many insurance jobs pay $10 per hour, which is considerably less than $25k, but $25k is a typical pay scale for a multi-licensed agent with a college degree and sales experience. It takes 5 years of full-time work in an insurance job that pays $25k for a woman to earn the equivalent of a $125k sex-related payout and 10 years of full-time work at $25k to earn the equivalent of a $250k sex-related payout.

Fake Feminists who fraternize or work with economic / political elites can get for sex in just one payout what takes womb-productive, part-time-working, single-earner moms 5 years to get from Uncle Sam’s welfare agencies and the US Treasury Department in monthly and yearly welfare payouts for sex and reproduction out-of-wedlock.

To boot, some Fake Feminists in the daily vicinity of economic and political elites can cash in bigly from mere sexual comments———-so much more bigly than non-womb-productive / non-welfare-eligible women can for working hard for years to meet sales generation and account-retention numbers every month, never missing a day of work and staying all day at work, while experiencing a ton of verbal crap of various types from various quarters, including merciless bullying from frequently absentee mom colleagues, without monetizing any of it. 

We do not know what the payout amounts from the public till are for the women who “suffered” through common workplace sexual banter from Congress Creatures in DC who were attracted to their young staffers. In the Fake Feminist Era, you can bet your bottom dollar female staffers got a lot more for monetizing sexual banter and / or for monetizing actual sex than for hard work in the service of voters and daily, all-day attendance at work.

Any woman who is honest about it in this bawdy-cubed Fake Feminist era, where every popular TV show has been full of smutty language for decades, is not shocked by the sex banter of men in workplaces, not even close to the way a Victorian Era woman or a woman from the Fifties might be. But in the Fake Feminist Era—unlike in past eras when women might truly be shocked by such talk—women can cash in bigly on real sex or just sex talk when prominent men are involved. 

Take heart, egalitarians among the Fake Feminists: Women outside of the circle of power, too, can capitalize on sex and reproduction if not sexual banter. Commoners have many vehicles for capitalizing on actual sex and womb productivity, and the cash-in options at the bottom of the economic ladder do not even require the expensive services of a lawyer.

Single moms who, along with their married mom counterparts, absolutely dominate the many “voted best for moms” office jobs, leaving work all the time in above-firing absenteeism gangs, are aided and abetted in their workplace mom-protection rackets by spousal income, child support that covers rent or, in single-earner households, by an array pay for sex and reproduction from taxpayers and the US Treasury Department.

All they have to do is stay below the earned-income limits for the monthly welfare programs and the cut offs for the refundable EITC child tax credit by not working many hours. Thanks to the progressive tax code and Fake Feminism, and due to sex and reproduction, the paychecks of those moms are higher than the checks of non-womb-productive women working longer hours, while many moms vacate the building hours early every afternoon, leaving behind phones ringing off the hook with paying customers and for weeks of travel soccer beyond PTO and pregnancy leaves. 

In the many 98% mom-dominated jobs, where the “women we have workin’ here have somethin’ comin’ in,” womb-productive women can avoid sexual banter and any actual pressure for sex, cashing in on sex and reproduction on the front end by pre-qualifying for layer after layer of unearned income from government that sustains an independent household without the need to put up with any man after sex / reproduction yields access to the womb-productivity benefits package from Uncle Sam. 

Fake Feminists do that by getting one of the many discrimination-gang jobs for back-watching, “culture-fit” moms, with wages and hours tailored to keep them under the earned-income limits for monthly welfare and progressive-tax-code welfare after pre-qualifying for the pay-per-birth welfare programs via sex and reproduction out of wedlock. With a 62% out-of-wedlock birthdate in the USA, the pay-per-birth path is not the ‘path less taken’ in the Fake Feminist Era, but there are ways to get bigger payoffs for sex, reproduction and even just sex banter if you run in high circles. 

 

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LaugherNYC overbet Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:31 Permalink

The dems and their asslick media ignore the rapists and pigs in Congress who steal taxpayer cash to pay off Theo concubines while Trump gets extorted by whores and they try to call the payments campaign contributions. Unreal. The $150 million paid to Hillary for allowing Uranium One to pass is fine. The $500k to Bill,which would have paid off all the Trump blackmailers, for a lousy speech to the uranium one bankers - that’s fine too.  Mueller is out of control.  Using stormy Daniels bullshit to take all of cohens privileged dox for a fishing expedition - this is not America. It is an extra constitutional coup against a Loony tunes president who is crazy like a fox. Mueller should be impeached and disbarred. He is a hack and a fraud. Weiss man whose strategy this is should be imprisoned for crimes against the state. Screw these self-appointed scum. Out with them!!

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LaugherNYC overbet Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:31 Permalink

The dems and their asslick media ignore the rapists and pigs in Congress who steal taxpayer cash to pay off Theo concubines while Trump gets extorted by whores and they try to call the payments campaign contributions. Unreal. The $150 million paid to Hillary for allowing Uranium One to pass is fine. The $500k to Bill,which would have paid off all the Trump blackmailers, for a lousy speech to the uranium one bankers - that’s fine too.  Mueller is out of control.  Using stormy Daniels bullshit to take all of cohens privileged dox for a fishing expedition - this is not America. It is an extra constitutional coup against a Loony tunes president who is crazy like a fox. Mueller should be impeached and disbarred. He is a hack and a fraud. Weiss man whose strategy this is should be imprisoned for crimes against the state. Screw these self-appointed scum. Out with them!!

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Richard640 nmewn Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:26 Permalink

JOOS ON THE BRAIN=A WORLD-WIDE OBSESSION---20 MILL JOOS V.S 7+ BILL NON-JEWS?? WHY THE FOCUS ON THIS MICROSCOPIC MINORITY??---IT'S AN OBSESSION!@!!! GET A FUCKING LIFE U SPAWN!

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THE KING OF DENMARK-AFTER WW2--WAS ASKED WHY HIS PEOPLE SAVED SO MANY JEWS

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HIS RESPONSE="UNLIKE THE GERMANS, WE NEVER HAS AN INFERIORITY COMPLEX REGARDING THE JOOS"--GOT THE PICTURE U FILTHY JOO HATER DRAPING YOURSELF IN "FAIR AND EVEN-HANDED CRITICISM" OF THE JOOS...YA FILTH

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Richard640 Jeffersonian Liberal Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:05 Permalink

DEAR JEFFERSONIAN LIBERAL=U SOUND LIKE A PRETTY GOOD GUY--MY POST WASN'T DIRECTED TO THE LIKES OF U

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-IT'S OK FOR THE JOO-HATERS TO DOMINATE THIS BOARD-AS IT IS FOR KRISTIAN CLERGY AND THEOLOGIANS TO TOUT THE SUPERIORITY OF THE "NEW DISPENSATION" OF THE "NEW" TESTAMENT OVER THE "OLD" TESTAMENT--[THEN THERE'S THE EVEN "NEWER/SUPERIOR" TESTAMENT OF THE MOO-SLIMS]...AND ON AND ON...BUT IF A JOO DARES CONTEST THE KRISTIAN ASSERTIONS OR THE ANTI-ZIONIST VENOM...THAT'S OUTRAGEOUS, RIGHT?

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--FOR 2000 YRS, THE TEACHING OF CONTEMPT FOR THE JOO VIA THE PULPIT HAS HAD IT'S AFFECT--PRIME EXAMPLE=CHRIS HEDGES-THE SON OF A PASTOR--DISGUISING HIS JOO HATRED AS VIRULENT ANTI-ISRAEL CRITICISM--DITTO GARY NULL AND THEIR ILK

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Teaching of Contempt Primary Source Sampler

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The Christian Teaching of Contempt for Jews and Judaism: A Primary Source Sampler. Introduction. The debate over the Mel Gibson movie, The Passion of the Christ, has made it clear that most Christians simply are not aware of the history of Christian anti-Jewish teachings. These teachings were conveyed in several ways ...

Jules Isaac - Wikipedia

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Jules Isaac was “a well known and highly respected Jewish historian in France with an impressive career in the world of education” by the time World War II began. Internationally, Isaac was most well known for his tireless work after the War in the field of Jewish-Christian relations, culminating in his decisive key role in the ...

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The teaching of contempt returns | David Brog | The Blogs | The Times ...

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Mar 27, 2014 - They recognized that centuries of negative Christian teachings about Jews and Judaism likely helped predispose Europe towards Hitler's racial anti-Semitism. ... It is agonizing to discover that the church's teaching of contempt [for the Jews] was a major ingredient that made possible the monstrous policy of ...

The Passion of the Christ -The Teaching of Contempt | Cosmic Navigator

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This monumental and historical document provided certain guidelines one must follow when telling the story of the Passion of the Christ in order to prevent what is called "The Teaching of Contempttowards the Jews. Before 1965 the Jews were regarded as Diecides, meaning the slayer of God. From 1965 the church ...

Combatting Our Teachings of Contempt - Jewish-Christian Relations

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Jules Isaac coined the phrase “the teaching of contempt” (l'enseignement du mépris) with reference to the Christian roots of anti-Semitism, which had been perpetuated by the Church for over 1800 years. It was Isaac's meeting with Pope John XXIII about this “teaching of contempt” towards Jews and Judaism, which was to ...

The teaching of contempt: Christian roots of anti-Semitism (McGraw ...

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In the work itself Isaac considers three teachings which have been particularly damaging. The first is the teaching that the dispersion of the Jews is 'providential punishment' for the Crucifixion. The second is the teaching that Judaism was in a 'degenerate' state at the time of Jesus. The third is the alleged crime of the deicide ...

Teaching Contempt: the Jew through Christian eyes - Taylor & Francis ...

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to demonstrate how Christian teaching, based on a fanciful and erroneous interpretation of. Scripture, has been reflected in modem anti-Jewish attitudes. The evidence corroborates the view that much of Hitler's antisemitic propaganda was rooted in Christian thought. Introduction. Hostility towards Jewspermeates classical ...

The Teaching of Contempt: The Christian Roots of Anti-Semitism. By

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382. CHURCH AND STATE. The Teaching of Contempt: The Christian Roots of Anti-Semitism. By. Jules Isaac. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1964. 154 pp. $4.00. The sub-title of this book is both definitive and alarming, The Christian. Roots of Anti-Semitism. The author is a French-Jewishhistorian known.

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LaugherNYC Richard640 Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:44 Permalink

Well done, scholarly and concise.

But morons need to blame someone, so they gonna blame ze JOOS, because their failures have to be someone else’s fault.

All the teachings are great, but anti-Semitism is so ingrained in the loser culture that it will never come out until they all consume each other. Joos just need to get out of their way and watch it happen.

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Richard640 IridiumRebel Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:25 Permalink

JOOS ON THE BRAIN=A WORLD-WIDE OBSESSION---20 MILL JOOS V.S 7+ BILL NON-JEWS?? WHY THE FOCUS ON THIS MICROSCOPIC MINORITY??---IT'S AN OBSESSION!@!!! GET A FUCKING LIFE U SPAWN!

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THE KING OF DENMARK-AFTER WW2--WAS ASKED WHY HIS PEOPLE SAVED SO MANY JEWS

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HIS RESPONSE="UNLIKE THE GERMANS, WE NEVER HAS AN INFERIORITY COMPLEX REGARDING THE JOOS"--GOT THE PICTURE U FILTHY JOO HATER DRAPING YOURSELF IN "FAIR AND EVEN-HANDED CRITICISM" OF THE JOOS...YA FILTH

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U CAN CREDIT THE KRISTIAN CHURCH FOR THE 2000 YR TEACHING OF CONTEMPT FOR THE JOOS IN THE DISGUSTING ANTI-JOO SCREED KNOW AS THE NEW TESTAMENT--A PACK OF LIES DEVISED BY THE PROMOTERS OF THE NEW RELIGION TO DIFFERENTIATE THESELVES AND PROMOTE THEIR LIES TO THE GENTILES--THERE A WHOLE FIELD OF STUDY DEVOTED TO THIS PROBLEM===

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Jeffersonian Liberal Richard640 Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:43 Permalink

Sounds like you hate Christians as much as you think others hate all Jews.

To you, people cannot make one critical comment about some people of a larger group (but not all members of that group) that definitely have worked to advance the interests of that group without you branding all of them as anti-Semites.

Try reading Kevin MacDonald's Culture of Critique. Quite enlightening.

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Harry Lightning IridiumRebel Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:02 Permalink

Relying on Congress to get rid of Rosenstein is a fool’s errand, they could have done it for his slow response to their subpoenas, but they didn’t. They surely won’t do it now for his failure to supervise Mueller.

No, Rosenstein serves at the will of the President, it’s the President who should fire Rosenstein on the grounds that Rosenstein created ill-will between the administration and Congress by being uncooperative. If his firing leads to a mass exodus of professional staff at the Department of Justice, that would be a good thing as those half-wits are useless. They brought no prosecutions against a sure criminal in Hillary yet pursue a witch hunt against Trump. The sooner they are gone the better, and if they leave of their own accord even better.

With Mueller, you have to leave him to do whatever he is doing, and be ready to blind-side him when his report gets released. Its clear now that he has nothing to accuse Trump on regarding Russian collusion, and so his main focus is whether Trump’s lawyer had any illegal dealings with Russian agents on Trump’s behalf, or if his payment to the whore was a serious enough violation of Federal Election law as to justify impeachment. Politically if they try to impeach Trump for the hush money as being a Federal Election law violation, I believe that there will be enough of an uproar against such a move that at least 34 Senators will vote against impeachment. Only if Trump’s lawyer is shown to have illegal dealings with Russian agents would there be a sustainable impeachment case, and that is very unlikely considering everything else that has come out about how Trump conducted his affairs.

I think there is a play that Trump could use that would work quite well. Announce that he is giving Mueller until July 1 to finish his probe, because the country has serious problems and miust move forward. Additionally, the Special Prosecutor must not be allowed to influence the Congressional elections, especially when his team has so many democrats on staff. Accordingly, if their work is not complete before July 1, they are terminated as the taxpayer’s money needs to be spent on more important matters. The Special Prosecutor has had more than enough time already to make a case, if he cannot do so by July 1, then all he and his staff are doing is looking to create a crime rather than looking to see if a crime was committed.

The time has come for Trump to stop blowing hot air at this circus and take concrete actions to stop it.

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LaugherNYC Harry Lightning Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:48 Permalink

The rich part: “collusion” over the release by Assange of DNC emails showing how they illegally and immorally tanked Bernie for their golden skenk Hillary, who then sank them. So, the DNC has something to hide, and it comes out. If they’d had nothing to hide, there’s nothing to leak, is there?

Frget the ACTUAL collusion to direct an election, between Hillary and the DNC and Hilary and Steele and his Russian “senior intelligence and government officials.” THAT doesn’t matter somehow?

 

Unless and until Hillary is prosecuted for her crimes, Congress better not be so stupid as to impeachTrump for this pile of shit.

That’s if we dont all die in a nuclear war next week.

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SirBarksAlot IridiumRebel Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:05 Permalink

How does firing Rosenstein cause a constitutional crisis?

These people are the constitutional crisis, no? Didn't Mueller head the 9-11 investigation? Aren't these the people who frequent the basement at Comet Pizza? Why is there such a double-standard?

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Eyeroller Adolph.H. Thu, 04/12/2018 - 06:43 Permalink

Mueller's got nothing. If he had anything, he would have leaked it to the lamestream, who would love nothing more at this point to have Trump fire Mueller and Rosenstein so they could be portrayed as martyrs.

A better way for Trump to shut this down is to start issuing pardons.

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Dilluminati nmewn Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:06 Permalink

I think the POTUS needs to have a short speech prepared, coordinate that with the Republicans on the intel committees, fire and shut down this investigation live on TV, scribble something on a piece pf paper and say "You're Fired" just like the apprentice, on the basis of the entire initial FISA process, and explain to the public why it was done very high level.  And then allow the Senators and Congressional committee members handle the post-legal debate and elevate their standing in the post Ryan era.  

But yes: live on TV, pen in hand, sign a paper and fire one, two, three.. whatever (that makes the act indelible) and fired is fired.

It is not as if the democrats intend to resolve any of this bull shit investigation before the midterms anyway, and then Trump needs to campaign on internet freedom, 2A#, data privacy, and the dangers of over-reach of data collection, tie the three together and rally the people.

On the pardons, that is a given after what Clinton did with Marc Rich

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Rich#U.S._indictment_and_pardon

Anybody inquires about precedent repeat: Marc Rich again and again and again

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ThanksChump Dilluminati Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:26 Permalink

At this point, I'd welcome a bold action, e.g., Trump ordering Mattis to send squads to rendition the known swamp critters and their lackeys. Just take them to Guantanamo, spend the next 3 years waterboarding them w/o even bothering to ask them any questions.

 

Dubya put the justification for that right in the NDAA. It was criminally wrong to put that in there, but it's in there so what the hell.

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Jeffersonian Liberal nmewn Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:45 Permalink

I think Bannon's suggestion of using the Executive Privilege is also very wise.

It uses both Clinton's and Obama's tactics, although they used EP to avoid facing charges that they should have, whereas Trump would be using it to stop an unconstitutional witch hunt, a passive coup d'etat.

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BetterRalph nmewn Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:45 Permalink

That's funny I have no tolerance for either side, take the firing, I would take it next higher asm. Agency wide FBI Roll Call, single file present arms, place arms on ground before you, present badge, place badge on ground before you, right face, forward march. And the Alenski Media side, gonna need FCC, IRS, um... whos the bank people that do the SARS? Then the Military can be in control until some new sheriff force or something.  I really don't know nor do I care, anything is better than this crap. Rinse and Repeat at the DOJ, I am not buying that only the SES are bad. The leaders of these agencies causing the stonewall, that's who needs to have resources looking into.

IN hindsight looks like I forgot their laptops and blacberries.

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