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Mueller Examining Trumpís Tweets in Wide-Ranging Obstruction Inquiry
NY Times ^ | 07/26/18 | By Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman

Posted on 07/26/2018 9:42:49 AM PDT by Enlightened1

For years, President Trump has used Twitter as his go-to public relations weapon, mounting a barrage of attacks on celebrities and then political rivals even after advisers warned he could be creating legal problems for himself.

Those concerns now turn out to be well founded. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is scrutinizing tweets and negative statements from the president about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, according to three people briefed on the matter.

Several of the remarks came as Mr. Trump was also privately pressuring the men — both key witnesses in the inquiry — about the investigation, and Mr. Mueller is examining whether the actions add up to attempts to obstruct the investigation by both intimidating witnesses and pressuring senior law enforcement officials to tamp down the inquiry.

Mr. Mueller wants to question the president about the tweets. His interest in them is the latest addition to a range of presidential actions he is investigating as a possible obstruction case: private interactions with Mr. Comey, Mr. Sessions and other senior administration officials about the Russia inquiry; misleading White House statements; public attacks; and possible pardon offers to potential witnesses.

None of what Mr. Mueller has homed in on constitutes obstruction, Mr. Trump’s lawyers said. They argued that most of the presidential acts under scrutiny, including the firing of Mr. Comey, fall under Mr. Trump’s authority as the head of the executive branch and insisted that he should not even have to answer Mr. Mueller’s questions about obstruction.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: haberman; investigation; michaelschmidt; mueller; muellerinvestigation; muelleroutofcontrol; muller; obstruction; trump; trumptweet; trumptweets; tweets; twitter
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1 posted on 07/26/2018 9:42:49 AM PDT by Enlightened1
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Mueller Examining Trump’s Tweets in Wide-Ranging Obstruction Inquiry


Applicable word: “wide”.


2 posted on 07/26/2018 9:43:18 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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Very open President and Mueller does not like that.


3 posted on 07/26/2018 9:46:11 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Enlightened1

Next he’ll be examining the President’s stool samples.


4 posted on 07/26/2018 9:46:32 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Enlightened1

He wont need search warrant to get those.


5 posted on 07/26/2018 9:46:52 AM PDT by sickoflibs ('Equal protection' only applies to illegals not you!)
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To: Enlightened1

The day Trump is impeached in the House and convicted in the Senate I will donate an extra $200 to Free Republic.


6 posted on 07/26/2018 9:47:07 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Enlightened1

These people are idiots. Desperate idiots.


7 posted on 07/26/2018 9:47:40 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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Dangerous idiots.


8 posted on 07/26/2018 9:48:17 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Enlightened1

The duly elected President, the chief law enforcement officer of the United States, can be criticized politically for his remarks about his subordinates in the executive branch, but in no way can such remarks be construed as obstruction of justice.


9 posted on 07/26/2018 9:48:44 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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Wait until Mueller SWATs the WH....


10 posted on 07/26/2018 9:49:04 AM PDT by Paladin2 (no spelchek, no problem...)
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To: Enlightened1

Gone Fishin’


11 posted on 07/26/2018 9:49:07 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: rightwingcrazy

Yup. Weaponized idiots.


12 posted on 07/26/2018 9:49:30 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: Enlightened1

I can see this deep state operative issuing indictments for an October Surprise. Anything to derail the Trump Train.


13 posted on 07/26/2018 9:49:47 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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Mueller is trying to get Trump to fire him.


14 posted on 07/26/2018 9:50:12 AM PDT by Enduro Guy (Always cov fe'fe)
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Secret tweets conspiracy!!@!

So now the president has to turn over his Twitter feed?

How stupid can this idiot Meuller be?

15 posted on 07/26/2018 9:50:20 AM PDT by blackdog
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Soooo, uh, I thought he was supposed to be investigating how Russia interfeerd and stole the election from Hillary, not trumps tweets on his opinions of someone. Time to shut this joke of a investigation down.


16 posted on 07/26/2018 9:50:41 AM PDT by matt04
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To: Enlightened1

This madness must be smacked down hard. I am sick of this.


17 posted on 07/26/2018 9:50:50 AM PDT by raiderboy (Trump has assured us that he will shut down the government to get the WALL in Sept.ith the solar)
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I thought he was to investigate Russia influencing our election?


18 posted on 07/26/2018 9:51:24 AM PDT by McGruff
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I am not a big fan of Trumps tweets, but this is BS. If they try to take him down for this, there will be blood on the streets.


19 posted on 07/26/2018 9:51:28 AM PDT by Paradox (Don't call them mainstream, there is nothing mainstream about the MSM.)
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The tweets about Sessions are Trump’s defense and insurance policy that he is allowing the AG to be completely independent. I think it is by design.


20 posted on 07/26/2018 9:51:32 AM PDT by plain talk
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