Skip to comments.How Mueller’s Lawyers Spun the OLC Guidance on Indicting a Sitting President
Posted on 07/29/2019 1:39:42 PM PDT by traderrob6
This is Part Two of a two-part series. In Part One, we took a look at the OLC guidance that bars the indictment of a sitting president. (The OLC is the Justice Departments Office of Legal Counsel.) In particular, we looked at (a) how, in investigating President Trump for purported obstruction, special counsel Robert Muellers staff distorted the guidance into a prohibition against even considering whether an offense occurred; and (b) the futile hope of congressional Democrats, during Wednesdays hearings, that Mueller would contradict his final report on this point.
In Part Two, we explore why Muellers staff of very able lawyers, many of them activist Democrats, twisted the OLC guidance. (Spoiler: Their priority was to get their evidence to Congress, intact and as quickly as possible, in hopes of fueling an impeachment drive, or at least damaging Trump politically.) We also analyze how attorney general Bill Barr deftly dealt with the Mueller staff's gamesmanship.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
It's a bit long but well worth the read.
that he was not exonerated can only imply that he was guilty.
Yes, this is good. I think a serious discussion can be had over whether the Mulehead investigation really ever hurt Trump.
After all, with a few exceptions (not getting all the Wall money, not getting a “comprehensive” immigration bill), Trump has won on basically everything for 2.5 years. He won on the economy, on tariffs, in the courts, on his travel ban, on his pulling out of TPP and Paris and NAFTA, on scuttling the Iran deal.
Yes, Trump works harder than any two men. But it’s hard to argue simultaneously that Trump has been incredibly successful (which he has been) and at the same time was “hamstrung” by Mulehead. I don’t buy it. I also don’t buy that Mulehead significantly hurt the GOP in 2018. I think that was almost entirely a factor of over 20 retiring GOP incumbents; a group of very poor candidates whom the GOP wasted money on (Comstock, the CO guy), a lot of fraud in CA and a little in AZ, and the GOP failing to have a comprehensive national program, least of all one supporting Trump.
And, for every vote Mulehead’s investigation cost Trump, it’s likely it generated at least one sympathy vote for an underdog whose opponents are piling on.
Trump as it turns out DID get the wall money as of the USSC decision on Friday over turning a lower court injunction.
No it cant, not a serious discussion. A serious discussion would admit that the attempted coup not only hurt Trump, and Republicans in general, but has damaged the country. Trumps Campaign Chairman and National Security Advisor were charged with felonies. His personal attorney was raided and is now in jail. Those events, no matter how unfair, led to the loss of one House of Congress to Democrats. The loss of the House has led the coup attempt being allowed to continue to this day.
Trump may have survived the coup, but to say it never hurt him is obscene, and disrespectful.
Granted he has been amazingly successful to date, I can’t go along with the any assertion that he or the Republicans haven’t been hurt by this.
I believe they have been hurt although not nearly as bad as they might have been had it not been for the take no prisoners leadership of Donald Trump.
Now it’s time for the responsible people to be held accountable for their malfeasance. I pray that Barr/Durham and soon to be Ratcliffe are up to the task.
Were there any non-Dems? I've not heard of a single Republican. (except Mueller)
Other than Mueller I don’t believe any other “staff” were Republicans.
I believe his point being not all of the staff would be considered “activist” Democrats.
Valid observations of Trumps successes, but that the enemy’s ABCNNBCBS successfully pushed their impeachment and Russian agenda for now three years without any visible opposition hurt his influence over the RINO branch of today’s GROPElites.
Was it my impression only, or a valid observation, that Mueller’s Anderson followed two patterns.
The democrat would be provided a long accusation “for the record” of many different charges regardless of accuracy or relevance, and Mueller answered “Yes.” (Or, see my report. “)
But when the republicans asked a question, Mueller would hem and haw, delay and mumble his response, stammer and question each page number or quote, demand his partner/lawyer find each page and delay through the republicans’ five minute limit.
Of course that's what he was doing. Look around the Partisan Media Shills' output and you'll find that Mueller is being called a Reagan-era Republican appointee all of a sudden.
hurt his influence over the RINO branch of todays GROPElites.
I don’t think he’s ever had any influence over those aholes. That’s why we’re now beginning to see another tranche of retirements.
Everyone has factored in a Trump win and decided to go to ground for the next 5 years and wait it out.
They’ll all be back in force in 2024. We live in the Marvel Universe, where no one ever dies, they just return, sometimes openly working for the other side.
Yes they did that. I’m asking, based on what Trump has achieved-—again, except for the Wall-—where has this effort in any way visibly slowed down Trump?
Actually, you are right.
Sure a serious discussion can take place.
But you aren’t a serious person, so, there’s that.
Very true: Yes, 2020 is a threat, but Trump (unless assassinated) is likely to dominate the 22 democrat wanna-be’s. There is no one large enough to overcome their flaws.
But 2024 is the more serious, long-term threat to the United States republic!
Like today’s democrat pile, there are no republicans either who stand out from the maddening crowd of GROPElite media sycophants.
there are no republicans either who stand out from the maddening crowd of GROPElite media sycophants.
What do you think of DeSantis?
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