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DEMOCRATIC SENATOR SAYS WE'RE 'MOVING TOWARD INDICTMENT' OF TRUMP
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Posted on 01/17/2019 4:59:25 AM PST by TigerClaws

A senior Democratic senator has said Congress is almost ready to indict President Donald Trump.

Sheldon Whitehouse, the Democratic senator from Rhode Island, spoke to CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Tuesday and stressed that while Congress was closing in on Trump, more evidence was required for an air-tight case.

Read More: Can Mueller indict Trump while he’s president? Pelosi says it’s an "open discussion"

“I do not at all subscribe to the [Office of Legal Counsel] theory that a president can’t be indicted,” Whitehouse told Cuomo. “I think that if there are crimes that he has committed he should be indicted.

“I think that the Office of Legal Counsel [OLC] and the Department of Justice bends over backward to take the most executive branch-friendly position that it possibly can,” he continued, “but I think a court taking a look at this would say, ‘No, no no, no, no.’”

The OLC says that indicting a sitting president would be unconstitutional, as it would “undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions.”

But Whitehouse cited “the Nixon precedents and others,” which he said did not support the concept of a president “not being answerable to the public in this way.”

The senator warned that an unanswerable president “would create a terrible situation—you've got a president who the public knows is the subject of criminal investigation, may very well be involved in criminal activity, and you don't get a resolution of that question. You don’t get pressure on him to answer questions and get out—that doesn’t seem like an appropriate way to deal with it.”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: dnctalkingpoints; fakenews; littlesheldon; newsweak; sheldonwhitehouse; whitehouse
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The leftists are going to sky scream when this blows up.
1 posted on 01/17/2019 4:59:25 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Send all the Democrat men Gillette razors


2 posted on 01/17/2019 5:01:27 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (I don’t like it; I won’t see it - Conservative...I don’t like it; No one should see it! - Liberal)
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To: TigerClaws

If they try to railroad Trump over some BS then the fireworks start.


3 posted on 01/17/2019 5:03:05 AM PST by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: TigerClaws
When you come right down to it Rhode Island just might deserve the title “Moonbat Central” more than Massachusetts,Vermont or Kalifornia does.
4 posted on 01/17/2019 5:03:53 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Mitt Romney: Bringing Massachusetts Values To The Great State Of Utah.)
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To: TigerClaws

Sheldon Whitehouse, the Democratic senator from Rhode Island,

.........The Charles Nelson Reilly clone who said Justice Kavanaugh raped a woman on a boat and had definite proof of it.........except it was all a lie. That guy???


5 posted on 01/17/2019 5:04:36 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: TigerClaws

Oh really? Did he say how that would happen?


6 posted on 01/17/2019 5:04:40 AM PST by dforest (Just shut up Obama. Maybe everyone should just shut up!)
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To: TigerClaws

Indict him for what? Winning the U S Presidency in 2016.

Is he also saying that former Pres Clinton should have been indicted when OIC found he had lied under oath? After all, Pres. Clinton pled guilty to that charge.


7 posted on 01/17/2019 5:07:04 AM PST by marajade (Skywalker)
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To: TigerClaws

Can’t indict a sitting president

And Senators can’t impeach…that’s for the house.

Who is this moron??


8 posted on 01/17/2019 5:07:47 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you .)
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To: bk1000

Campaign finance violations that former Pres Obama and current U S Senator Harris paid fines for when FEC found they had committed it.

It is still questionable if Trump did. Has any complaint even been filed with the FEC yet to make a determination?

Why wasn’t Obama and Harris indicted?


9 posted on 01/17/2019 5:11:23 AM PST by marajade (Skywalker)
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Whitehouse warned that "an unanswerable president would create a terrible situation.... you don't get a resolution.
You don’t get pressure on him to answer questions----that doesn’t seem like an appropriate way to deal with it.”

I'm all for Senators like Whitehouse being answerable for colluding and covering up presidential misdeeds....for instance, those of Bill Clinton, and Hillary.

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REALITY CHECK Recently, Monica Lewinsky made clear that Slick suborned perjury from her, an impeachable offense, for which he also could have lost his law license. So where's the aggrieved left? They colluded to give Slick a pass when they should have been
up in arms about boorish behavior from an alpha male, serial predator they say they despise.

Clinton lied about that subornation, as well, while under oath.
MORE EGREGIOUSLY.....Slick even went so far as to have Lewinsky give Linda Tripp written instructions,
coaching Linda on how to properly perjure herself in the Willey matter. (Linda didnt buy it.)

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THE LIST GOES ON AND ON: Bill's intimate pal, Vernon Jordan, arranged a $40,000-per-year cushy government job for Lewinsky shortly
after she signed ......but before she filed...... a falsified affidavit saying she had NOT had sex with the president.

As insurance, Clinton had another pal, his Ambassador to the United Nations, Bill Richardson,
personally visit Lewinsky at the Watergate to offer her a government job to shut her up.

Attorney David Schippers was asked by his friend, Congressman Henry Hyde, to be Chief Investigative Counsel
for the US House Judiciary Committee. Schippers, a lifelong Democrat, accepted and took the job in April 1998.

The Hyde Committee was holding an inquiry on whether Clinton had committed impeachable offences in his handling
of the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit..... during which Clinton committed perjury regarding his affair with
Monica Lewinsky. The committee in December 1998 voted to impeach Clinton........a decision supported by Schippers.

On December 10, 1998, Schippers said to the committee: The President, then,
<><> has lied under oath in a civil deposition,
<><> he lied under oath in a criminal grand jury.
<><> he lied to the people,
<><> he lied to his Cabinet,
<><> he lied to his top aides,
<><> and now he's lied under oath to the Congress of the United States.
There's no one left to lie to."

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AND THIS---Then-First Lady Hillary went hog wild with tax dollars. She set up what she called a "Bimbo Eruption Team" in the West Wing of the White House composed of tax-paid govt workers including then-Clinton aide George Stephanopolous....now at ABC-TV. The tax-paid West Wing office office operated for eight long years.....and did nothing but shoot down, demean, defame and lacerate any woman who dared surface about Bill's sexual activities.

These expenditures of tax dollars (A) saved Bill's presidency, (B) got Hillary elected to the US Senate, and (C) gave Hillary the prominence she needed to launch the rest of her political ambitions.

10 posted on 01/17/2019 5:12:19 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: TigerClaws

Sheldon Shithouse, Lyin’ of the Senate - not to mention the fact that the guy is a total moron.


11 posted on 01/17/2019 5:13:51 AM PST by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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To: marajade

Indictments are issued by DOJ, not the Senate.

Senate is 54-47 GOP majority.

Whitehouse is a complete d-bag.


12 posted on 01/17/2019 5:14:41 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Col Frank Slade

I didn’t say the Senate issues indictments.


13 posted on 01/17/2019 5:17:02 AM PST by marajade (Skywalker)
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To: Col Frank Slade

BTW the Republicans hold 53 U S Senate seats.


14 posted on 01/17/2019 5:18:12 AM PST by marajade (Skywalker)
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To: Vaquero

A U.S. Senator.


15 posted on 01/17/2019 5:20:29 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Their obsession has been to get Trump. They are not mentally stable. They are insane.


16 posted on 01/17/2019 5:21:00 AM PST by I want the USA back (Lying Media: willing and eager allies of the hate-America left.)
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To: TigerClaws

As long as hillary and bill are walking.. as long as the justice dept can continue in it’s destruction.. as long as obama is not charged... as long as the deep state remains... there will be hell to pay to think of removing Trump or going after him when his 8 years are up.

The corruption is deep and wide in our government.. and socialists are trying to take it over... and YOU, senator, are not fit to serve!


17 posted on 01/17/2019 5:22:56 AM PST by frnewsjunkie
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To: TigerClaws
Indict him for what? Name the statute that President Trump supposedly has violated. "Collusion," even if it did happen, is not a crime. It is called diplomacy.
18 posted on 01/17/2019 5:23:31 AM PST by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: marajade

And they refused to fund the wall with that majority and kicked of the shutdown.


19 posted on 01/17/2019 5:24:19 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: shelterguy

Can anyone remember any network (even CNN) ever having done a single interview with Whitehouse? He’s like one of the ten invisible senators who most people can recall never having seen in public.


20 posted on 01/17/2019 5:24:40 AM PST by pepsionice
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