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Sat Mar 23, 2019, 10:10 AM

As Republicans Celebrate, Mueller Just Won Two Huge Victories

https://www.politicususa.com/2019/03/23/as-republicans-celebrate-mueller-just-won-two-huge-victories.html

Posted on Sat, Mar 23rd, 2019 by Leo Vidal
As Republicans Celebrate, Mueller Just Won Two Huge Victories

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Mueller Just Won Two Victories, With Major Implications

Lost in all the premature celebrating (by Republicans) and the hand-wringing (by Democrats) is the fact that Robert Mueller just scored two huge victories. And as a result, it is very likely that the legal peril for President Donald Trump (and at least three of his children) is just beginning.

Here are the victories won by Mueller:

1. The special counsel made it all the way to the finish line without being fired. He got to finish his important work of investigating collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. And, after massive amounts of worry and hype, he was allowed to write and submit his final report. There are many people who believed he would never get to this point. So score this a big win for the special counsel.

2. By law William Barr is required to publicly reveal any time that Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein asked him to approve something, but he refused. In his announcement letter, Barr says that there were no such instances where he refused a request.

This means a lot. It means that Mueller got approval every time he asked Barr to approve something.
If Mueller asked for approval to refer criminal cases against Trump and or his children to the U.S. Attorney’s office in New York (SDNY) then he got it. Which means that there may be more indictments and prosecutions coming from other places within the Justice Department.


The Mueller Report Will Be Made Public, and There Will Be More Indictments

We don’t know what Mueller asked for from Barr, but we do know that whatever it was, he got his way.

Last night both House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Senator Richard Blumenthal said that more indictments are likely coming, and they will probably come from the SDNY.

This makes it clear that Barr will not bury the Mueller report and go on with business as usual, as if nothing happened.

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babylonsister Mar 2019 OP
Thekaspervote Mar 2019 #1
NewJeffCT Mar 2019 #2
mucifer Mar 2019 #3
euphorb Mar 2019 #4
Name removed Mar 2019 #5
babylonsister Mar 2019 #7
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lancelyons Mar 2019 #6
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 10:24 AM

1. Very good news

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Sat Mar 23, 2019, 10:25 AM

2. It would be nice

if he referred cases to state attorneys general, but good points.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 10:26 AM

3. Anything from Politicususa.com I take with a grain of salt

They have always been crazy optimistic.

Fingers crossed.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 10:43 AM

4. They may be unreliable when they purport to state facts not otherwise known

But this is not that. This is an opinion piece; it does not require any reliance by the reader. You can give it the same amount of weight you would give to the same opinion by anyone else.

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Sat Mar 23, 2019, 01:06 PM

7. You protest way too much and no, I

won't let it go, so stop saying that.

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Sat Mar 23, 2019, 01:04 PM

6. remember there was NEVER going to be an indictment of the president.

 

remember there was NEVER going to be an indictment of the president.

so anything the president did illegally wont result in indictments but it will be in the report.

just because there are no further indictments doesnt mean trump is off the hook.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 01:06 PM

8. It was noted last night that "targets" of an investigation are never indicted during or after...

...that investigation.

It's up to the authorities who receive and digest the report on the investigation to issue indictments.

Those indicted during the investigation (Manafort, Flynn, Gates, Cohen, etc.) weren't the targets. The were essentially the victims of collateral damage.

This is not over, and the signs are encouraging.

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