Skip to comments.Mueller v. Trump
Posted on 05/20/2018 7:31:33 PM PDT by CWW
As things now stand, Mueller has not made, or even attempted to make, a record to explain why he would be justified in invoking the power of the judiciary to compel the president to show up before a grand jurywithout a lawyerand answer whatever questions Mueller and his army of prosecutors may put to him.
Two Supreme Court decisions have been cited by some commentators as precedents authorizing compulsive judicial authority to force a president to testify before a grand jury. But neither case goes nearly that far. Indeed, both decisions are explicitly limited to the unique circumstances that gave rise to them.
The importance of all this to the president is that it is unlikely that he can be forced to give grand jury testimony simply to satisfy Muellers curiosity and submit to a potential perjury trap. He could, in short, put Mueller to his proofmake Mueller show that the presidents testimony was necessary to prosecute someone else. And that such evidence could not be obtained elsewhere. That is a high bar, indeed, and one that at this point Mueller has not shown he would be able to surmount.
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Trump, not Trum.
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Thank you, Ted!
I believe Ted Olsons wife Barbara was on the flight that crashed into the field in PA on 911. She was a great lady and a FOX News contributor. RIP Mrs Olson.
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No worries. Will do!
It’s hard for me to imagine Ted Olsen would be unbiased enough to give this take on the situation. His arguments pretty much inflicted ‘gay marriage’ on every state, overturning state amendments by the federal government. He must be able to look himself in the mirror, I guess.
She was a loyal Freeper, too.
Her plane crashed into the Pentagon. She was a wonderful intelligent lady we miss so much.
Barbara Olsen was on the flight that crashed into the Pentagon.
Not for the purpose of discovery, yes, that's part of the issue, and the other part is not to attempt to trick the President into statements that do not match evidence that is already in hand but not disclosed to the court. No perjury traps allowed.
All this assumes that Mueller's word is good on both topics, and in fact it isn't good on any topic. He is a known liar who isn't at all above misrepresenting his intentions here. I wouldn't advise Trump to dignify this idiot charade with his presence.
That is news to me but no surprise. She was an excellent voice for conservatives and an extremely capable debate opponent. If I remember correctly she used to give it to Hannitys side kick in the old days. I cant remember the guys name but he is gone now too.
Alan Colmes, or something like that. Weasely looking simp, he was.
Alan ‘the dead head’ Colmes
Yep. He claims the high ground yet defends immorality.
I couldnt remember his name and forgot which plane she was on. Thanks, seems like it was a century ago until 911 each year. Then seems like yesterday.
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