1. #16041
    Honestly, it's better the report wrapped up now rather than in 2020. If there is any fuckery by Barr, legal fights can happen now rather than potentially painting Democrats as just being driven by removing Trump.

    I don't like fact that stuff has already started to leak, but we'll get the whole story, which I don't think will be good, in the coming months.

    His approval rating is still going to be awful and he's still a terrible President. He won't be buoyed by this for more than a week before he does something stupid or more information comes out.

  2. #16042
    Quote Originally Posted by CostinR View Post
    Skroe you are an intelligent man with a good head over his shoulders, and your posts here are one of the few things worth reading on this forum and I mean this in all seriousness.

    The people saying such crap that you rely on for information, and I personally read quite a lot myself on these mattes, aren't exactly the most reliable sources that you should count on. There's an entire industry out there based on speculation of such things, but it's proven extremely biased and has gotten quite a lot of things wrong over the years.
    Ummm.... where the hell do you get off telling me, how I work? Are you fucking kidding me? That's my response for your arrogant presumption that you have the slightest clue about the "the people" I rely on for my information.

    I'm extremely discerning in my sources. I don't buy into cranks. I don't buy into rumors. And I certainly don't take anything at face value. The people I rely on typically have served in government, are in academia, or are ex-intelligence community people. And they're straight shooters.

    Don't you dare presume how I operate ever again.

    I ignored the rest of your post. Didn't read it and I don't care. This is a moment for Americans. You aren't one.

  3. #16043
    lock him up lock him up.


    I love the mantra now is "big nothing burger"

    and yet they already nailed what 7 people and 50 million dollars in fines.

    8 years + of investigations and they got nothing before this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skroe View Post
    I don't buy into cranks. I don't buy into rumors. And I certainly don't take anything at face value. The people I rely on typically have served in government, are in academia, or are ex-intelligence community people. And they're straight shooters.

    Don't you dare presume how I operate ever again.
    I presumed that you relied on exactly those kind of people, and yet they've proven many times that they too aren't immune to their own biases getting injected into their views and many of them predicted exactly the wrong things on foreign policy over the years because they wanted certain things to be true, or were trying to sell a certain viewpoint that they held.
    "Life is one long series of problems to solve. The more you solve, the better a man you become.... Tribulations spawn in life and over and over again we must stand our ground and face them."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    This is pretty much what I'm expecting. As I've mentioned numerous times before, Trump always keeps a few people between himself and his dirty deeds (see: Cohen), so I'm thinking there's not going to be any damning evidence in the report directly tying him to Russia. Mayyyyybe one or two other high-ranking individuals get some indictments thrown their way, but I don't see this being the smoking gun.

    My big fear from all of this is that, the above being true, Trump's popularity among the absolute idiots will swell because they haven't been paying attention to all of the OTHER shit he's been doing since he's been in office and he'll ride that wave through to 2020. You can bet your life it's going to be something he talks about with his dumb, smug face every chance he gets...and the GOP will eat it up. This wouldn't make that much of a difference if not for the fact the extensive gerrymandering the GOP has done will guarantee they win as long as their minority unifies.
    Hmm, for it to be done this early (quite a bit earlier than I was expecting).. I feel like it's not going to be as damning to Trump as a lot of people are hoping.
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    Senator Moore will be sitting in that seat and I hope it burns you to your core.
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    Trump did it so it's good. I put my faith in a strong political figure because I lack self-esteem and feel threatened by a changing world. Whoever stands against him is bad because I do not understand their arguments and I have a simple tribalistic mindset created through the consumption of right-wing media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CostinR View Post
    I presumed that you relied on exactly those kind of people, and yet they've proven many times that they too aren't immune to their own biases getting injected into their views and many of them predicted exactly the wrong things on foreign policy over the years because they wanted certain things to be true, or were trying to sell a certain viewpoint that they held.
    Honestly Costin, you're the dude despite getting nuked from orbit over Trump's relationship with Putin undermining your own nationa,l security on more instances than I can count, you're the fraud who never misses a beat to not look like the guy-who-got-conned the biggest. You were foolish for supporting Trump before. Your justifications were bullshit to even a half-informed person. You're even worse now, because of everything else Russia has done since, and specifically what has NOT happened.

    The problem isn't with those sources "biases". The problem is you fundamentally have no idea what you're talking about and just don't like what they say because they repeatedly do that.

    You have nothing to contribute and are ignored until further notice.

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    I hope they make the whole report public. No indictments could mean Trump did nothing wrong in regards to Russia. It could also mean that Mueller doesn't think he can indict a sitting president.

  8. #16048
    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Those are different cases not handled by Mueller. The word is there are no more Mueller indictments, that's it. Nothing about the existing sealed ones. Nothing about the other investigations.
    Who's left to be indicted outside the family at this point ?

  9. #16049
    Quote Originally Posted by Halicia View Post
    Who's left to be indicted outside the family at this point ?
    Plenty of campaign and current WH staff that could be roped in. But we'll know more later, everything right now is going to be conjecture for the most part.

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    I'm ready to be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyrt View Post
    I hope they make the whole report public. No indictments could mean Trump did nothing wrong in regards to Russia. It could also mean that Mueller doesn't think he can indict a sitting president.
    No. Its an important distinction that something can be legal, but still be wrong.

    It may also be that Mueller might be of the opinion that he can indict a sitting President, but that the choice shouldn't be his. My ex-Governor got a similar treatment to a civil crime a year or two back when he got a political opponent fired. The Courts dismissed the case under the excuse that it was "political" so voters could sort it out... even though he couldn't run for re-election regardless, but you know, the Justice system defends the strong from the weak.

  12. #16052
    About to be focused on the hockey game here in DC. I did pick up a 12 pack of popcorn as this should be entertaining no matter how it plays out.
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    100:1 odds that he wont
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    Well, that explains the Upper Class Tweet of the Year contest going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyrt View Post
    I hope they make the whole report public. No indictments could mean Trump did nothing wrong in regards to Russia. It could also mean that Mueller doesn't think he can indict a sitting president.
    Under the SCO / DoJ regulations, he cant indict a sitting President. Under the Ken Starr-era Special Prosecutor, he could, because it was in effect independent from DoJ regulations.

    More broadly than just this case though, the idea a President is immune from prosecution is absurd. One of the foundational principles of our democracy is of equal justice under the law, and that means no man is above the law, even the President.

    This country is terrified of punishing wrongdoing. Not just Presidents, but at any level. We don't fire generals... we let them retire and keep their pension. We don't throw the book at executives, we cut deals. We don't throw racists out of the House, we pass non-binding resolutions that speak in broad terms.

    As I've relayed before, 50 years ago, NASA threatened to ground an Apollo astronaut unless he immediately cut off his extramarital affair. They weren't going to send a guy around the moon who was less than the picture of moral fortitude. They were ready to end is career, because he couldn't keep his dick in his pants.

    Nowdays though? Far from the President... we can't even get Steve King thrown out of Congress.

    Our national corruption is so thick, and our standards so non-existent, all because we've become terrified of consequences.

    Indicting anybody, including the President, should not be beyond thought. Other countries do it. We don't. We cut deals and let people off easy because it'll cause too much ruckus. Well, 40 years of doing that got us Trump.

    Where did it begin? I'd say with Nixon getting Pardoned, sliding into Iran Control not taking down Reagan and actually ruining some lives, followed by Clinton not being forced to resign and then prosecuted for perjury, and then of course, various Iraq War figures not being prosecuted. Also did anyone actually lose their career over 9/11? Did even one guy?

    The rot started at the top. My hope is with Trump, it's a beginning of a reversal of this cancer upon America.

  15. #16055
    Quote Originally Posted by Ripster42 View Post
    Again, this is a bad reading of the facts. As we don't know what evidence those cases could turn up, any speculation about "more indictments" is very premature.
    Adam Schiff says more Trump-Russia indictments are likely now that Robert Mueller's report is out. So did Richard Blumenthal. The waters of information seems to have been muddied here.

  16. #16056
    Quote Originally Posted by Dome Fossil View Post
    Adam Schiff says more Trump-Russia indictments are likely now that Robert Mueller's report is out. So did Richard Blumenthal. The waters of information seems to have been muddied here.
    Not really. No more indictments from Muellers team for this specific investigation. That doesn't cover investigations elsewhere (Virginia, SDNY etc.) nor does it cover any House/Senate referrals from their investigations that may lead to indictments.

  17. #16057
    Some high profile GOP members are headed for Mar-a-Lago apparently. I dunno if this is going to be some war room shit, or if they're going to put on a dog and pony show claiming Mueller's whole investigation was a witch hunt and Trump is totally cleared.
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    100:1 odds that he wont
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    Is there any detail on the closed door Supreme Court session this morning?
    Impeach the MF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Not really. No more indictments from Muellers team for this specific investigation. That doesn't cover investigations elsewhere (Virginia, SDNY etc.) nor does it cover any House/Senate referrals from their investigations that may lead to indictments.
    Yeah, and if you factor in that he may not be willing to indict a president that doesn't mean much with relation to his guilt in any of these matters.
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    100:1 odds that he wont
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    Okay. I'll stop sharing my views.

  20. #16060
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    Is there any detail on the closed door Supreme Court session this morning?
    Probably just discussing cases before the court.

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