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Sun May 6, 2018, 03:45 PM

Will Mueller Probe Go Dark for Midterm Elections?


May 6, 2018 at 10:36 am EDT By Taegan Goddard

Wall Street Journal: “The clock is ticking for special counsel Robert Mueller. With six months to go until November’s midterm elections, Mr. Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign will soon run into a dead zone of sorts, in which former prosecutors say they expect him either to wrap up, or lie low and take no visible steps until after the election.”

“Though Mr. Mueller doesn’t face any specific legal deadline, the fall midterms amount to a political one, according to experts and prosecutors. He will reach a point this summer when Justice Department habits dictate that he will have to either finish his inquiries or go dark and stretch out his work until past November so he doesn’t appear to be trying to sway voters’ decisions, which would be at odds with Justice Department guidelines for prosecutors.”

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https://politicalwire.com/2018/05/06/will-mueller-probe-go-dark-for-midterm-elections/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:54 PM

1. A lot can happen in the meantime...nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:54 PM

2. I expect this to go on well after November

In fact the Russian factor in the election will prove to relevant.

In my opinion.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:54 PM

3. After the inauguration of the new president in 2021...

...Trump will be charged with all kinds of federal and state charges. He'll spend the rest of his miserable life in litigation and jail. Since he really isn't that rich, he'll impoverish himself-- and his families-- trying to defend his idiotic life.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:57 PM

4. The unwritten guideline is not to file politically-connected cases within 60 days of an election.


That would mean not to expect anything after the end of August. We've still got all summer.

Plus, Manafort's cases are rolling along.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/oct/30/robby-mook/clinton-campaign-says-comey-letter-violates-justic/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:00 PM

5. Mueller is not a career DOJ prosecutor.

Special counsels go at their own pace and will ignore guidelines if they want. In 1988, four days before the November election, a special prosecutor raised charges against Caspar W. Weinberger, who served as Secretary of Defense under President Reagan, about the Iran-Contra probe. The charges appeared to contradict statements made by George H.W. Bush — who was running for re-election at the time. Bill Clinton used the charges to claim he was running against a “culture of corruption.”

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:07 PM

6. No way!!!!

 

WSJ/GOP would like that to happen. Just the Virginia Trials will go until next year.
This is the DU member formerly known as Wellstone ruled.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:07 PM

7. Oh yes, we can't have an arm of the Justice Department appearing partisan now can we.....

 

Wouldn't want that. Because it's so completely unprecedented.

Gotta take that high road because nothing is more important than the dictates of DC Beltway decorum.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:10 PM

8. my opinion is mueller makes no moves on drumf until Jan 2019

with congress being run by complicit traitors there seems to be little point in flushing ll his hard work down the toilet just so congress go say "meh" and refuse to impeach. if the dems controlled congress drumpf would likely have already been removed and be on criminal trial right now but we are stuck with this shit for a LONG time to come because of congress

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:40 PM

9. Comey laid the groundwork for ignoring that unwritten rule

Fuck it. His work needs to continue until it’s done. No breaks. No vacations. No artificially imposed curbs. Etc.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:32 PM

10. You mean like how they let up on Hillary's emails

Right near the election. Like that?

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