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  • #16
    Originally posted by muck View Post
    What obstacle did Sessions represent towards Trump? None? Trump falls over one coffee table after another.
    Session's recusal left all the president's men to fend for themselves, having to answer for their crimes. All the adults in the room has been trying to prevent this day from happening, but let's be honest, the retention rate in this White House has not been ideal.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by muck View Post
      What obstacle did Sessions represent towards Trump? None? Trump falls over one coffee table after another.

      Session's self-recusal removed the AG who could fire the Special Counsel. Trump needs a guy who will do that for him.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by HisRoyalHighness View Post
        And? Trump said that Sessions’ job was safe until after the midterms back in August.

        Oh so we do take Trump at his word then, do we?

        And when he said he fired Comey because of 'the Russia thing' that's apparently not admitting he's obstructing justice?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by HisRoyalHighness View Post
          He recused himself from the Mueller investigation and backed away from federal legalization of Marijuana which is a killing blow to the Democrats.
          Couldn't the now-lost congressional majority have had legalized dope?

          As for the Mueller investigation, Sessions did Trump a favor; he was just too stupid to see it. The Daily Wire pointed this out yesterday. Sessions's bipartisanship had narrowed down the attack surface for the Democrats. If the investigation returns nothing, as Trump insists it is going to, Sessions having recused himself would've given additionaly legitimacy to the findings. Now though the Dems are going to say Trump wishes to replace the AG with someone that's going to cover up for him.

          The Republican base is going to like this, as you indicated earlier, but are purple districts going to like it as well? Trump has a historical chance of winning 2020 just by virtue of the stupidity of his opponents; he might still squander it though.

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          • #20
            its just like a 4 year version of the Apprentice

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            • #21
              This is too juicy: first if Trump fires Mueller the House can just hold open hearings with him and air it all out

              And...looks like Don Jr might be facing indictment over 'the Russia thing'.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Fargin
                Seems like we're in Saturday night massacre territory now, that Rosenstein is out.
                Rosenstein isn't out yet, it's just rumours.

                Saturday night Massacre this aint, Trump couldn't ask Sessions to fire Mueller, Rostenstein would refuse it if asked. The special counsel investigation is supposed to be coming soon, so none of that makes any sense.

                4D chess guys, everything will reveal itself in time...

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                • #23
                  Who's next? Mattis?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by budgie View Post
                    And...looks like Don Jr might be facing indictment over 'the Russia thing'.
                    Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., who served as a key campaign surrogate for Republican candidates, has told friends in recent weeks that he believes he could be indicted, according to one of those people.
                    He thinks he might be indicted, it could be the case, or he's just paranoid. If he is indicted, it would appear to be for perjury, not "Russian collusion".

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                    • #25
                      The question of Stealth Sessions vs Snoozy Sessions has, apparently, been settled:
                      Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned under pressure Wednesday after more than a year of public criticism from his boss, President Donald Trump.

                      Trump’s press secretary Sarah Sanders said the White House received a resignation letter from Sessions, 71, earlier Wednesday and Trump accepted it.

                      Sessions, a former senator from Alabama, departs after the president repeatedly hammered him about his decision last year to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin.
                      Sessions's public performance as Trump's AG has been disappointing, especially given his early championing of the God-Emperor. Time will tell if there was anything to his performance out of the public eye or not, but his resignation now tends to indicate that there wasn't much there.

                      This also casts some doubt on the veracity of Q. Trust Sessions... to do what? Resign?

                      Trust the plan.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Vorph View Post
                        He thinks he might be indicted, it could be the case, or he's just paranoid. If he is indicted, it would appear to be for perjury, not "Russian collusion".

                        Umm yes, committing perjury when questioned over the Russian collusion case. And if he did perjure himself that begs the question what was he trying to hide?

                        Deflecting to the semantic factoid that nobody is getting charged specifically for 'Russian Collusion' is dodging the actual evidence. The charges will be for much more easily defined crimes that taken as a whole will add up to a case of something we can safely call collusion. That's just a catch-all, not the actual name of the offense. Perjury in pursuit of the cause may be one of those.


                        WaPo: Trump says collusion isn’t a crime. He’s right. It’s actually many crimes.

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                        • #27
                          Oh joy.

                          My opinion is that Trump made a mistake here.

                          But, I have no common ground with the MoveOn clown parade.

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                          Soros-Funded MoveOn.Org Plans Mass Demonstrations Thursday to Protest Sessions' Firing

                          https://pjmedia.com/trending/soros-f...ssions-firing/

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                          • #28
                            There probably won't be a huge turnout. I think a lot of people get excited about personalities and Mueller's their 'champion'. The connection between sacking Sessions, who's not really liked on the left, and the potential to sack or block Mueller is not extremely well-understood.

                            Now if Mueller was shut down there'd probably be larger protests, but it's more likely that the investigation will be slowly choked off rather than publicly decapitated.

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                            • #29
                              Apparently his Whitaker appointment may be unconstitutional. He needs to seek senate approval first. He'd probably get it anyway (unless a few Republicans found their spines and held out till a nominee came along who wasn't clearly a hatchet man to take out Mueller), but he still has to seek it and he hasn't done that yet.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by budgie View Post
                                Apparently his Whitaker appointment may be unconstitutional. He needs to seek senate approval first. He'd probably get it anyway (unless a few Republicans found their spines and held out till a nominee came along who wasn't clearly a hatchet man to take out Mueller), but he still has to seek it and he hasn't done that yet.
                                Uh...he's not appointing Whittaker as AG, he's assigning him as interim AG, and Chief's of Staff are not like admin assistants either.
                                Last edited by Soldat_Américain; 10-11-2018, 07:15 PM.

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