Friday Open Thread | Sen. Blumenthal: “There are indictments in this president’s future”

There are indictments in this president’s future,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal predicted on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday morning. “They’re coming. Whether they’re after his presidency or during it.”

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Let me ask you about the Mueller report. Do you have information to suggest that the release is imminent?

SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL: Nobody knows except Robert Mueller. Nobody really has reliable information about when it’s going to come out, and even he may not know when it’s going to come out, but one of these days all the predictions will be true and it will come out.

If there is a report — you know there’s some speculation now that he may now simply say, “I did my indictments, read my — they are speaking indictments. Read the warrants, that’s my report.”

I hope, and I think he has an obligation, to do more, to actually do a report, putting together all the pieces of the mosaic about the credible case of obstruction of justice that is right now against President Trump, about other crimes that clearly there’s evidence he’s committed.

SCARBOROUGH: He’s indicted dozens of Russians. Isn’t it important for us to know what information he has on how the Russians tried, in the words of Homeland Security Secretary, how Vladimir Putin tried to undermine American democracy in 2016 and the still trying to undermine democracy now?

BLUMENTHAL: That is really the critical point here. Even more so now than ever before, according to the intelligence we’re receiving, we need to understand what Vladimir Putin and the Trump campaign may have done together, but also the obstruction of justice that was done by the president of the United States in real time.

There are indictments in this president’s future. They’re coming. Whether they’re after his presidency or during it, obviously the Department of Justice has said you cannot indict a sitting president.

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75 Responses to Friday Open Thread | Sen. Blumenthal: “There are indictments in this president’s future”

  1. rikyrah says:


    T. Fisher King (@T_FisherKing) Tweeted:
    Bernie Sanders hires someone tied to a RACIST website.
    And I’m supposed to be surprised ?

  2. rikyrah says:

    Robert Scott (@rescott534) Tweeted:
    Hillary Clinton lost the Presidency by about 77,430 Votes over Three States two of which Wisconsin and Michigan had Republican Governors who instituted severe Voter Suppression and Pennsylvania had hacking of it’s Voting Machines so let’s stop this bullshit about flawed candidate

  3. rikyrah says:

    Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) Tweeted:
    Americans deserve to know the truth now that the Mueller report is complete. The report must be released immediately and AG Barr must publicly testify under oath about the investigation’s findings. We need total transparency here.

    • Ametia says:

      AGREED! I know Mueller has the goods, and knows who has the full picture to tell us the truth.

      Barr’s not the one.

    • Liza says:

      I understand if he doesn’t want to make the rounds with the talking heads on the “news” shows. But a formal speech would be a good thing. Just lay it out there.

  4. Ametia says:


  5. Ametia says:



  6. Ametia says:

    It’s Mueller Time!

    • Ametia says:

      Caption the photo folks!

      “Alright, the ball’s in your court now SDNY & Company.”

      No further indictments from Mueller’s office, but US & NY attorneys?


  7. Ametia says:

    Special counsel Mueller has submitted a report to the attorney general, signaling the end of his Russia investigation

    The contents of the highly anticipated report from Robert S. Mueller III were not immediately known, but its submission signals the culmination of the nearly two-year probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election — a case that has consumed Washington and led to multiple guilty pleas from former advisers to President Trump.

    Read more »

    • @ametia @rikyrah @Liza

      Please help me out here. What about Jared, Ivanka, Donald Jr, Carter page etc? Does this mean they will not be indicted since the report is out?

      • Ametia says:

        I don’t know the answer to this, SG2. I think a large chunk of his report was doled out to the states, i.e. NY, where they have Jurisdiction.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Probe of Trump’s Moscow business secrets raises more questions
    Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy at WNYC, talks about a new report from WNYC and Pro Publica examining Donald Trump’s pursuit of a construction project in Moscow and the peculiar cast of characters he engaged.

  9. rikyrah says:

    ACLU: American citizens being detained by ‘overzealous’ ICE
    Micah Kubic, executive director of the ACLU of Florida, talks about how the eagerness with which ICE is pursuing undocumented immigrants is bleeding over into the detention and threatened deportation of American citizens.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Early running mate selection a seldom used, seldom rewarded ploy
    Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian, talks about the seldom used strategy of primary candidates selecting a running mate before they’ve been nominated to enhance their appeal to voters.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Stacey Abrams’ political clout a wild card as Biden seeks boost
    Karine Jean-Pierre, chief public affairs officer for, talks with Joy Reid about an Axios report that Joe Biden is considering the possibility of naming Stacey Abrams as his running mate early in the primary, and whether that’s a good idea for Biden or Abrams.

    • Ametia says:

      Interesting. Thanks for posting this clip, Rik.

      I’d love to see Stacey Abrams run at the top of the ticket, personally.

      Your thoughts?

      Eliihaas said she’d bring her insights about Abrams later.

  12. Liza, check your email

  13. Ametia says:

    Americans are pessimistic about what life will be like in 2050. Here’s what they fear most.

    A Pew Research Center study published Thursday is full of sobering data points that underscore the level of unease in the body politic and help explain why every two years brings another change election. The comprehensive poll, released with a 58-page report, paints a grim portrait of Americans who feel trepidation about the day-to-day lives that they and their children will be forced to live in 30 years. The numbers bear out what I’ve heard for years now from voters across the country and across the ideological spectrum.

  14. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : March 22, 2019

    Purview: noun PER-vyoo

    1 a : the body or enacting part of a statute

    b : the limit, purpose, or scope of a statute

    2 : the range or limit of authority, competence, responsibility, concern, or intention

    3 : range of vision, understanding, or cognizance

  15. rikyrah says:

    Tynisa the Wakandan Shaman Walker (@Kalarigamerchic) Tweeted:
    Folks just aren’t getting it. You telling me that a woman like Stacey Abrams “wont” be elected without Biden says more about your internal misogyny and bigotry.

    Do better, Vote better. And stay the fuck out my mentions.

  16. rikyrah says:

    skeptical brotha 🌈 (@skepticalbrotha) Tweeted:
    the Governor of Kentucky is a lunatic for deliberately infecting his children with chicken pox. MSNBC is galactically irresponsible for their “both sides” bullshit covering this story. #MattBevin

  17. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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