Tuesday Open Thread | If not for being President, Dolt45 would already be indicted

Of course, he would. This is obvious, but, I suppose, must be stated for the dense Fox viewers in the bleacher seats.

Hundreds of Former Justice Officials Assert Trump Would be Facing Felony Charges If He Were Not President
By Eli Watkins, CNN
Updated 2:00 PM ET, Mon May 6, 2019

Washington (CNN)Hundreds of former Justice Department officials said in an open letter released Monday that President Donald Trump would be facing multiple felony charges stemming from the Russia investigation if he were not President.

The letter posted online by Justice Department alumni, who served under presidents from both parties, said the report from special counsel Robert Mueller contained repeated instances of Trump committing obstruction of justice, and that he would have been charged with obstructionif he was not protected as President by an opinion from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel that Mueller cited.
“We believe strongly that, but for the OLC memo, the overwhelming weight of professional judgment would come down in favor of prosecution for the conduct outlined in the Mueller Report,” the letter read.

The letter was posted to Medium and said it was being updated by the group Protect Democracy, a nonprofit group that has combated the Trump administration. CNN has reached out to Protect Democracy regarding the letter.

The letter was signed by officials from a wide-range of backgrounds, and included former US attorneys and other top officials from both parties.

The Washington Post, which previously reported on the letter, which said signatories to the letter included officials whose time in government included every administration since President Dwight Eisenhower..

Yes, he would have been charged. It was laid out, in order, in the Mueller Report.

 

From the letter:

We are former federal prosecutors. We served under both Republican and Democratic administrations at different levels of the federal system: as line attorneys, supervisors, special prosecutors, United States Attorneys, and senior officials at the Department of Justice. The offices in which we served were small, medium, and large; urban, suburban, and rural; and located in all parts of our country.

Each of us believes that the conduct of President Trump described in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report would, in the case of any other person not covered by the Office of Legal Counsel policy against indicting a sitting President, result in multiple felony charges for obstruction of justice.

The Mueller report describes several acts that satisfy all of the elements for an obstruction charge: conduct that obstructed or attempted to obstruct the truth-finding process, as to which the evidence of corrupt intent and connection to pending proceedings is overwhelming.

This has to be brought forth. This has to be made plain. The crimes of this man must continue to be put forth in front of the American people. He is a criminal and is running a crime syndicate from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. His very presence is an offense to the Constitution of the United States.

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126 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | If not for being President, Dolt45 would already be indicted

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  2. Oh, so the DOJ is threatening Judiciary committee to cancel the contempt vote? Fugg them 40 ways to Sunday!

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    The replies 😂😂😂

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  8. rikyrah says:

    See, I can’t.
    Just can’t.
    WTF more do you have to know?
    THIS kind of bullshyt snaps my last Black nerve😠😠😠

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  9. rikyrah says:

    We have been saying this all along.

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  10. rikyrah says:

    That poor baby 😢😢😢

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  11. rikyrah says:

    Just doing her job👏👏

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  12. rikyrah says:

    hilts says:
    May 7, 2019 at 4:09 pm
    As of 4:06 pm est, the number of signatories to that statement from former federal prosecutors released yesterday now stands at 710.

    h/t https://airtable.com/shrZ3dJWgziXNqScg/tblOfGdhUbL5p1uGu?blocks=hide

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    • rikyrah says:

      The reason why they don’t get it is because they have spent most of the time since January 2017, trying to find the PIVOT…the ‘moment where Dolt45 became President’. They have spent all their time trying to downplay his hideousness. They have been desperate TO normalize him…so, of course, their unwillingess to admit what a phucking nightmare that he is…that people just want normal back. They want the norms back that they took as what it meant to be an American.

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    😠😠😠😠

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    Da phuq 😡 😡

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    Britney Spears’ mother Lynne claims she’s in ‘dire shape’ and she ‘needs her mother to manage her’
    By CASSIE CARPENTER
    PUBLISHED: 14:15 EDT, 7 May 2019 | UPDATED: 14:23 EDT, 7 May 2019

    Britney Spears’ mother Lynne reportedly asked a judge to allow her to appear in court for an emergency hearing Wednesday so she can ‘gain access to her daughter’s medical information and treatment plan.’

    The Mississippi-born matriarch – who turned 64 on Saturday – wants to step in and manage the ‘dire’ situation since Britney’s conservator father Jamie is too ill, according to TMZ.

    Spears (born Bridges) allegedly can’t wait for the hearing already scheduled for Friday to sort out the 37-year-old pop diva, who recently completed a 30-day stay at a mental health facility

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  17. rikyrah says:

    SG2 and Ametia,

    Tell me why it took 3 years for it to be revealed about Sandra Bland.
    How could her family not know about it?
    This means that either the original investigation was a joke….or, there was a coverup by the District Attorney.

    THREE DAMN YEARS?
    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

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  18. rikyrah says:

    Makes sense to me. what wife would want those groupie tricks around their husband?😒😒

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    • Ametia says:

      i feel you, Ayesha. And did you tell your husband Stephan you don’t like it, and to make sure he checks himself with said groupies, before he wrecks himself?

      JUST SAYIN’

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  20. rikyrah says:

    Was just reminded that Klobuchar’s husband is a member of the Federalist Society…

    Once again…CANCELLED.

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  21. rikyrah says:

    😒😒🙄🙄

    The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) Tweeted:
    Amy Klobuchar’s father was a journalist, man of the people and fiery alcoholic. Will that help her win Trump voters? https://t.co/QHy0UhC1bA https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1125804851387162624?s=17

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    😒😒😒🙄🙄

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    Jill Biden Says ‘It’s Time To Move On’ From Anita Hill Controversy

    On Vice President Biden’s role in the Clarence Thomas hearings

    Joe Biden’s role in the Thomas confirmation hearings is one of the darkest clouds hanging over Biden’s 2020 bid. At the time of the hearings, Biden chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee, and he has faced heavy criticism over his handling of the hearings — particularly because of corroborating witnesses who were not called to appear before the committee to back up Hill’s story.

    In recent weeks, Joe Biden called Anita Hill, but in an interview with The New York Times, Hill wouldn’t say she considered that call an “apology.” After telling ABC’s The View, “I don’t think I treated her badly,” Biden also recently told ABC’s Good Morning America, “I take responsibility that she did not get treated well. I take responsibility for that.”

    Biden: I watched the hearings like most other Americans, and so I mean Joe said, as I did, we believed Anita Hill. He voted against Clarence Thomas. And as he has said, I mean he’s called Anita Hill, they’ve talked, they’ve spoken, and he said, you know, he feels badly. He apologized for the way the hearings were run. And so now it’s kind of — it’s time to move on.

    https://www.npr.org/2019/05/07/720696969/jill-biden-says-it-s-time-to-move-on-from-anita-hill-controversy?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=politics&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190507

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    • Liza says:

      Okay, I’m mostly trying to not say much about the Democratic candidates.

      But as for Biden, he’s been in politics a long time, living in that bubble. And that means he’s been around long enough to be on both sides of a lot of issues. And it’s bound to hurt him. He was a good VP for PBO, and that’s to his credit, to be sure. But on the negative side is his age and for me, it’s a non-starter.

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  28. Ametia says:

    just gonna drop this foolishness right here

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  29. rikyrah says:

    🤗🤗🤗👏👏

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    • Ametia says:

      About this coded-‘working class” Americans/voters BULLSHIT

      BLACK AMERICANS DON’T GET COVERED AS WORKING CLASS

      In case I’ve not shared this before.

      II came from a LARGE rural farm family, in segregated Southern MD. My dad was a sharecropper & later gained employment at the Locker (meat-packing) plant., my mom did domestic work, and ran our home.

      He raised a large garden and livestock, and he and my brothers were hunters. So we never went hungry.

      WE ARE BLACK, RURAL WORKING CLASS AMERICANS. My parents had an 8th grade education, but gave us the 411 on education, it’s value, to move forward. I was the first to

      Nobody gave us a DAMN thing. We worked hard and earned our living.

      My and most of the black families were moderate to conservative in LIVING OUR LIVES. We didn’t have the luxury of claiming labels, as enough of them were constantly being thrown at us.

      In our family & neighborhoods, everything in moderation and conserving what we had in the way of our basic survival needs, our morals & ethics, good commons sense, protecting our families..

      MORE TO COME.

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      • Ametia says:

        Finish sentence from above: I was the first of 11 children to go to college. I was married, and had 2 daughters, and my father still paid for my college EDUCATION. He kept his promise, that if any of us worked hard, made the grades, he’d pay our tuition.

        So when I hear these coal miners and other so-called working class white folks yammering about where are the jobs, etc., when the fucking jobs are not coming back. And no one is telling these folks to move the fuck on, get some vocational skills, more education and training.

        I.DON’T WANT TO HEAR THAT BULLSHIT! Get the fuck on.

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  31. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : May 7, 2019

    Links: plural noun LINKS

    Definition
    1 Scotland : sand hills especially along the seashore

    2 : golf course; especially : a golf course on linksland

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    Cute.

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    Phuck Outta Here 😠 😠

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  39. Liza says:

    I hope the day comes when someone who knows how she died decides to speak. Not likely but sometimes it happens.

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  43. SANDRA BLAND VIDEO, Y’ALL………

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  47. rikyrah says:

    NEW: @KamalaHarris calls for repealing the entire Trump tax law.

    “Get rid of the whole thing,” she says after a campaign event in Detroit.

    Her campaign says she’d replace it with the LIFT Act, a ~$3 trillion tax cut focused on lower/middle earners.https://t.co/xsC5R7IKKd

    — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) May 7, 2019

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  48. rikyrah says:

    I will say it once again, for those who have missed it…

    In November 2016, in those questionable states….

    OUR VOTERS…
    OUR RELIABLE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS….

    WERE DENIED THE FRANCHISE DUE TO VOTER SUPPRESSION.

    The NUMBER of those RELIABLE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS…
    In each of those states…
    Was TWO TO THREE TIMES THE MARGIN OF DOLT45’S ‘VICTORY’.

    We don’t have to chase after other voters….IF WE MAKE SURE THAT WE GET OUR VOTERS OUT….

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  49. rikyrah says:

    SG2,
    I wish that you would retweet this comment from Balloon Juice, cause I think it’s right on point.

    Kay says:
    May 7, 2019 at 7:48 am
    I get it, I really do, the dog whistle has become “working people”. But think about that! Why would we accept that? It’s 1. not true, and 2. not the reality of the Democratic base in the midwest. It completely disappears a huge chunk of working people by twinning “working” with “white and male” AND ignores our actual voters.

    Reject the premise. It’s wrong and it helps Republican candidates and hurts Democratic candidates. Maybe Harris is the only one who can say it because she’s from California so hasn’t been brainwashed into this abstract, political science idiocy, and is instead looking at a map and seeing where her potential voters are.

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    Ya think?😠😠

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    Uh huh 😒

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    Welllll…..

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    No lie told

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    Truth 😠😠😠

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    • majiir says:

      I love my black primary care doctor because I know he really cares about me and my health. When I first began seeing him, my A1C reading was in the 13-14 range. After running the tests, he came into the exam room, sat on the rolling stool, got right up in my face so he could look me in my eyes and said, “Margie, We’re not doing dialysis. All I ever see in dialysis centers are mainly black people, and you’re not going to end up on dialysis or have heart problems. There’s no need for these things to happen to you, It’s all about the care you receive from your primary care doctor.” I knew he was telling me, without saying it outright, that there are quite a few doctors who don’t really care about black persons’ health issues. I knew from that moment going forward that he meant business. My A1C readings have been hitting 6.5 and below. I completely changed my diet. I watch every morsel that goes into my mouth, and when grocery shopping, I read the product labels. If a food item has too much sugar, too much sodium, and too many carbs, I leave it in the store, no matter how much I crave it.

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    Good Morning, Everyone 😊😊😊

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