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Trump team seeks to control, block Mueller’s Russia investigation

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  1. The Scotsman

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    Washington Post story in full

    If as everyone in the Trump administration are saying- there is no collusion there is nothing to hide, then why start this dialogue? The direction of travel should surely be "bring it on!" let the investigation have access to everything they want, make the terms or reference as wide as possible get the most anti-trump people on the panel and let them do their worse. Total transparency.

    If as the Trump administration say that there is nothing to hide then let the when after such an investigation they find nothing then Trump can stand tall and say "well screw you I told you so!"

    Bring it on
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Scope creep. Mueller is exceeding his directive. Mainly because he is finding nothing regarding what his job was to find.
     
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    If there's nothing to hide then so what?
     
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    So why not expand to investigating fraud associated with climate change or Al Capones ties to Latin America ?
    Because it has nothing to do with what he was tasked to do.
     
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    Mueller is not exceeding his directive. Here are his directive:

    What is Mueller’s Jurisdiction?

    The order by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointing Mueller states:

    (b) The Special Counsel is authorized to conduct the investigation confirmed by then-FBI Director James B. Comey in testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on March 20, 2017, including:

    (i) any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump; and

    (ii) any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation; and

    (iii) any other matters within the scope of 28 C.F.R. § 600.4(a).

    (c) If the Special Counsel believes it is necessary and appropriate, the Special Counsel is authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters. . . . .

    https://www.lawfareblog.com/initial-reactions-appointment-robert-mueller-special-counsel


    by the way. . .it seems that many more people close to Trump are realising that the S. . .is about to hit the fan.

    In the last 6 hours, Trump's chief attorney resigned and Spicer resigned.

    The rats are leaving the boat!
     
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    What, Sean's gone!! Shit who am I going to take the piss out now....;)
     
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    :LOL::LOL: ...It's actually beyond laughable now.... the next resignation will probably be the wife!
     
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    I don't think so! I am pretty sure she would LOVE to get rid of the old fart. . .but money speaks for her, obviously. And. . .she wouldn't want to be the victim of a bullet!
     
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