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Commentary: Mueller's investigation isn't going to 'wrap up' soon - and Trump is still in peril
Los Angeles Times ^ | May 16, 2018 | by Harry Litman

Posted on 05/16/2018 11:45:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the appointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The milestone has emboldened White House critics of the probe to declare, as Vice President Mike Pence did on NBC News, that "it is time to wrap it up."

Never mind that the Mueller investigation is, comparatively, in its infancy. The Whitewater probe of Bill and Hillary Clinton, for example, began in 1994 and ended more than six years later. Mueller's 12 months of work has turned up more clear wrongdoing than Kenneth Starr ever did: There have been 20 indictments and 5 guilty pleas, including prominent senior members of the campaign and administration, and that doesn't take into account the wealth of information that Mueller has yet to make public.

A successful ouster of Mueller would not derail the investigation at this point. Too much evidence has been gathered, and too many prosecutors, who have surely considered and planned for the contingency, stand ready to carry on.

In the course of the past year, we've learned not to underestimate what Mueller knows and what bombshell he may have prepared. It may involve the Russians and the campaign, it may involve obstruction of justice, but there are other relevant threads.

The "wrap it up" crowd is indulging in wishful thinking. The first anniversary of the Mueller investigation is unlikely to be the last.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bias; deepstate; journalism; media; progressives; trumprussia; tyranny; usurpation
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Harry Litman teaches constitutional law at UC San Diego. He is a former U.S. attorney and deputy assistant attorney general.

1 posted on 05/16/2018 11:45:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

California Dreaming by Liberals.


2 posted on 05/16/2018 11:47:33 AM PDT by gswilder
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If they decide to go after lawbreakers things could really pick up.


3 posted on 05/16/2018 11:49:14 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So the Judicial is going to continue with the campaign of interference against the duties of the Executive?


4 posted on 05/16/2018 11:50:59 AM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Don’t bet your nest egg on it, Litman. Trump could turn it off in a heartbeat by declassifying all the pertinent documents and information -— and then the AMERICAN PEOPLE would get the full truth.

Another wishful anti-Trumper leftist. Stand by.


5 posted on 05/16/2018 11:51:11 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Where’s the Kool Aid Alert?


6 posted on 05/16/2018 11:51:47 AM PDT by gr8eman (Since God has been banished from our classrooms, Satan has filled the void.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Trump is IN peril. We are ALL in peril. The law is corrupt.


7 posted on 05/16/2018 11:52:26 AM PDT by freedomjusticeruleoflaw
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Based on what is coming out, one could say Mueller, et al. are in peril for conspiracy and treason against the USA.


8 posted on 05/16/2018 11:52:51 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rudy G. has been saying the opposite, that the end of this investigation was near. Based on his current pattern of making bombastic statements, only to walk them back the next day, I didn’t think he knew what he was talking about.


9 posted on 05/16/2018 11:52:59 AM PDT by lee martell
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He leaves out that the “20 indictments and 5 guilty pleas” had NOTHING to do with the Trump campaign (yes, even Pappadopoulos)and that a federal judge embarrassed Mueller in court by dismissing one of them.


10 posted on 05/16/2018 11:53:21 AM PDT by jyo19
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

guilty pleas for collusion? I don’t recall seeing any?


11 posted on 05/16/2018 11:54:14 AM PDT by strange1 ("Show the enemy harm so he shall not advance" Sun Tzu The Art of War)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dream on, Harry.


12 posted on 05/16/2018 11:54:46 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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There have been 20 indictments and 5 guilty pleas

Quantity over quality. Same as seriousness of the charge over nature of the evidence. Clearly congress is okay with it all. Who will step up and represent law and order? Certainly not the fbi/doj.
13 posted on 05/16/2018 11:55:18 AM PDT by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Our government is becoming a shakedown racket of terror ruled by litigators and prosecutors, and the population, fooled by pretender defenders.

Maybe before long, the lawyers who rule over us will no longer even pretend to be legislators and executive administrators.


14 posted on 05/16/2018 11:57:27 AM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Mueller, Rosenstein and Sessions will not leave voluntarily.


15 posted on 05/16/2018 11:59:23 AM PDT by FreeReign
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Being under investigation shouldn’t interfere with the Executive. Especially if there is nothing there. A nothing burger should be yielding....well nothing. The President has wasted more time posturing than anything.


16 posted on 05/16/2018 11:59:29 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It is all about the money. The Mueller Team is making more money than they ever would in Private Practice at Taxpayer expense. They will try and string this thing along as far as they can in order to make the big bucks. This isn’t about ideology, it is about Money. It is the old story...”Follow the Money”.


17 posted on 05/16/2018 12:00:35 PM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

LA Times, how sweet, they still pretend they are a “Newspaper”


18 posted on 05/16/2018 12:01:21 PM PDT by heights
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Please keep grabbing at straws, kkthx.......


19 posted on 05/16/2018 12:04:24 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In peril of what exactly? Of what crime has he been charged? I mean, other than your basic WhiNE charges (being elected while not establishment).


20 posted on 05/16/2018 12:05:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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