Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Clyburn Is Wrong About The Mueller Report Being A "Chapter Closed"


Last month, Chuck Todd's team at NBC News posed 10 questions that they were looking for Mueller to answer. Only 2 of the 10 were answered-- more or less-- in Barr's press release so I guess it will be up to Jerry Nadler, Ted Lieu, Jamie Raskin, Pramila Jayapal, David Cicilline, and the other Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee to get to the bottom of the questions.

The two that were answered were whether or not Trump would be-- as he certainly should have been-- subpoenaed and if any of the other crooked players who blatantly and indisputably lied to Congress would be charged. Trump wasn't subpoenaed, mooting that question. And Neither Trump Jr nor Erik Prince was charged with lying to Congress, at least not by Mueller, even though there is no denying that each did. Can the Judiciary Committee let that stand?

These are the other 8 questions NBC wanted answered:
Was there kompromat? Was President Trump compromised by his business dealings with Russia (including the Trump Tower Moscow)?

Did Paul Manafort really share 2016 polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik (who has ties to Russian intelligence)? And if so, what did Kilimnik do with it?

Who at the Trump campaign directed Roger Stone to get information about upcoming WikiLeaks disclosures against the Clinton campaign?

Did anyone in Trump’s orbit help WikiLeaks analyze/organize/curate its email dumps?

Did Trump know about the June 9, 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer? And when did he know it?

Where do Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates fit into this investigation?

What about the NRA?

Why has Trump-- throughout it all-- obfuscated, attacked and misdirected as much as he has? In other words, why has he acted like somebody who has something to hide?
I hope it's not just going to be Rachel Maddow who tries giving us the answers to these very salient, crucial questions. Remember, the House voted 420-0 to release the report. I'd like to add another question myself: why wasn't the spider at the center of the whole collusion web, fascist billionaire Robert Mercer, who placed Bannon at Cambridge Analytica to run it for him and who financed the Trump data operation, ever questioned? I hope Nadler's committee will make up for the mistake.

I'm sure you've noticed, as everyone else in the country has, that Trump and the Republican Party-- from top to bottom-- appear to "have already won the narrative of the Mueller report without anyone even reading a full sentence from it." Democrats used to be better at this kind of p.r. game. Maybe the DNC needs to try to hire back John Neffinger as Communications Director.

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At 1:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering how the democraps are rolling over and playing dead, Putingate is a dead letter. It's over, and the democraps surrendered without firing a shot.

Now watch the democraps do nothing to save Social Security and Medicare.

At 1:45 PM, Blogger Modestybl said...

Wikileaks announced on their Twitter account 2 weeks before they released the emails... Assange mentioned it in an interview a month before, so Stone was just hustling ignorant Trumpers. As far as Russia, Trump is far more belicose than Obama, so the “quid pro quo” doesn’t pan out. But Trump-Putin collusion was safe territory for those who are simply anti-Trump. going after Trump’s real crimes of fraud, money-laundering, tax evasion, etc. will be exposing big swaths of the establish, both parties...

At 7:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The establishment Dems were just looking for something to pin Hillary's loss on rather than her being a shitty candidate, especially for those parts of the country hurting from the economic devastation of a generation of rightist economic policy from both parties. Now that there are no fireworks the establishment has to hang its head and move on. Perhaps they will now focus on the real, evidential crimes they can get Trump and his kids on for turning the White House into their own personal shopping network. A few Facebook profiles and ads does not an election swing and there was never any realistic smoke behind Russians actively changing votes, even if most of our electronic voting system is easily compromised.

Trump's biggest fear is probably what happens after he leaves office and the State of New York decides to go after him after letting him and his father slide for so long.

At 8:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cliburn is generally wrong... or lying. he's as corrupt as Pelosi could ever be.

At least one of those questions was answered by cohen in his testimony. But nobody gives a shit.

And Pelosi will just as soon bury this in the memory hole, about 72 hours deep in most of the shitheads in this shithole.

Pelosi is not going to impeach. it's easier when they can pretend that their hero, Mueller (who notably refused to find anyone responsible for the anthrax when the answer was obvious), tried to find something and there was no there there.

and if you're hoping for NY to get trump for something after he leaves (voluntarily) the WH... some day... I just have three words for you: statute of limitations.

fuck we're stupid!


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