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Mueller v. Trump
The Weekly Standard ^ | 05-20-2018 | Ted Olson

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 jury—without a lawyer—and 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 Mueller’s curiosity and submit to a potential perjury trap. He could, in short, put Mueller to his proof—make Mueller show that the president’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jamescomey; keepadminbusy; lisapage; mueller; nocompellingreason; noproof; peterstrzok; postfail; robertmueller; tedolson; trump; trumprussia
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Interesting - another establishment lawyer (and a top SCOTUS appellate lawyer) is showing Trump the end game.
1 posted on 05/20/2018 7:31:33 PM PDT by CWW
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To: CWW

“Trump”, not Trum”.


2 posted on 05/20/2018 7:32:52 PM PDT by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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To: CWW

Thanks for posting.

You can ping admin moderator and ask them to correct your title.


3 posted on 05/20/2018 7:35:23 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: CWW

Thank you, Ted!


4 posted on 05/20/2018 7:36:17 PM PDT by petitfour (APPEAL TO HEAVEN)
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I believe Ted Olson’s 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.


5 posted on 05/20/2018 7:38:35 PM PDT by Equine1952 (Carry, practice, pray it don't happen. You ain't carrying you lose automtically.)
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To: hoosiermama

Ping!


6 posted on 05/20/2018 7:39:07 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: CWW

Please do not alter the original title. It causes duplicate postings when the OP searches on it. Thanks.


7 posted on 05/20/2018 7:40:06 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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No worries. Will do!


8 posted on 05/20/2018 7:41:32 PM PDT by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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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.

Freegards


9 posted on 05/20/2018 7:45:54 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Equine1952

She was a loyal Freeper, too.


10 posted on 05/20/2018 7:46:28 PM PDT by MHGinTN (A dispensational perspective is a powerful tool for discernment)
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To: Equine1952

Her plane crashed into the Pentagon. She was a wonderful intelligent lady we miss so much.


11 posted on 05/20/2018 7:49:06 PM PDT by BlueHorseShoe ( Let us all speak out, rise up, lead and conquer! I’m)
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To: Equine1952

Barbara Olsen was on the flight that crashed into the Pentagon.


12 posted on 05/20/2018 7:50:19 PM PDT by MtnClimber (For photos of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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To: BKO

Ping


13 posted on 05/20/2018 7:50:21 PM PDT by MHGinTN (A dispensational perspective is a powerful tool for discernment)
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At this point, the judge would probably require Mueller to show precisely what he wants from the president, why he needs it, why he cannot get the evidence elsewhere, and the importance of that evidence to a specific prosecution. Mueller would have to be highly specific and show that his need for the president’s testimony as a witness—not for the purpose of discovery—was necessary to prosecute specific criminal acts.

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.

14 posted on 05/20/2018 7:51:01 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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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 can’t remember the guys name but he is gone now too.


15 posted on 05/20/2018 7:52:27 PM PDT by Equine1952 (Carry, practice, pray it don't happen. You ain't carrying you lose automtically.)
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To: Equine1952

Alan Colmes, or something like that. Weasely looking simp, he was.


16 posted on 05/20/2018 7:55:05 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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Here you go. He has what some might call a very punchable face...


17 posted on 05/20/2018 7:57:09 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Equine1952

Alan ‘the dead head’ Colmes


18 posted on 05/20/2018 7:58:14 PM PDT by MHGinTN (A dispensational perspective is a powerful tool for discernment)
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To: Ransomed

Yep. He claims the high ground yet defends immorality.


19 posted on 05/20/2018 7:58:45 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Sicon

I couldn’t 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.


20 posted on 05/20/2018 8:00:51 PM PDT by Equine1952 (Carry, practice, pray it don't happen. You ain't carrying you lose automtically.)
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