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Sat May 16, 2020, 08:19 PM

Trump pushes McConnell to embrace 'Obamagate'

President Donald Trump is appealing directly to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in his push for Congress to more aggressively investigate the origins of the 2016 Russia investigation.

Trump’s plea to McConnell (R-Ky.) comes after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) swiftly rejected Trump’s calls for the panel to haul in former President Barack Obama for testimony about the FBI’s handling of the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

“Mitch, I love you, but this is 100% true,” the president tweeted Saturday morning in response to a pro-Trump commentator urging McConnell to more fully embrace their push to go after Trump’s predecessor and former Obama administration officials.

“Time is running out. Get tough and move quickly, or it will be too late. The Dems are vicious, but got caught,” added Trump, who has asserted without evidence that Obama acted improperly. “They MUST pay a big price for what they have done to our Country. Don’t let them get away with this!”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-pushes-mcconnell-to-embrace-obamagate/ar-BB14bmKU?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:21 PM

1. He can't even say what it is. It will be interesting to see of Moscow Mitch jumps

on the "no clothes" bandwagon this time.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:23 PM

2. He can't and he knows it...

His rather nefarious role will be broadcast far and wide. That's the last thing McConnell needs in a tough reelection campaign.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:26 PM

3. I think the last Senate . . .

Russian report sorta, kinda, made mcturtle think about it . .

As to graham, he is a goner.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:05 PM

4. One would think the POS could provide one concrete example of what crimes were actually

committed during "Obamagate." None of this makes any sense. Trump usually attacks with all the subtlety of a sledge hammer. Why be so cryptic and coy all of a sudden? From what I can tell, Obama's only "crime" was to unmask Trump during the WH Correspondents' Dinner years ago.

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Response to sop (Reply #4)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:26 PM

5. The trump White House argues presidents can't commit crimes

Presidents are above the law

That’s their reasoning not mine

So regardless of what they think he did they’ve already made the argument that President Obama is innocent

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #5)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:35 AM

9. Next time Trump claims "Obamagate is the worst crime in the world," reporters should ask:

1st Reporter: Mr. President, you have asserted presidential immunity many times in recent years for your own actions. How can President Obama be charged with a crime for something you claim he did while in office?

Trump: Look...Obama's out of office now...Barr can charge him with anything if I want...Obama desn't have presidential immunity now...it was the greatest crime in history...believe me!...Lock him up!

2nd Reporter: So, can you be charged, investigated, convicted and imprisoned for all of your own crimes after you leave office next January?

Trump: That's a very nasty question!

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Response to sop (Reply #9)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:15 AM

10. Exactly. Rules don't apply to him and only him

Also I doubt any reporter would ask a follow up question. They are just terrible anymore. 🙄🤬

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:29 PM

6. I remember in 2016 hearing publicly all about the corruption of tRUMP, reTHUGS, sPUTIN,

Cambridge Analytica, WikiLeaks/Assange and the whole criminal cast of characters focusing on causing mayhem in the U.S. Great Britain and around the world. Names were named. One U.S. intel
said "Votes (in the U.S.) were changed but tRUMP doesn't remember. It's time for some serious pushback... That's when we all learned about hackers and bots and lo, Facebook and Twitter are
still filthy...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:30 PM

7. I don't follow

If the Democrats already "got caught" then why does he need an investigation? Just spill the beans.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:44 PM

8. Time for Chuck and Nancy

To go head on and demand details of the accusations...

Time to force McConnell and McCarthy to go on the record.

Time to play hardball...

No more softball...

Time to throw high and inside....

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:40 AM

11. I'm betting that McTurtle is seeting with fury right about now, and only his mirror will see it

Oh, he'll come out with something like, "the Senate has its hands full right now, but we will get to the president's allegations in due course, and we take them quite seriously, of course, (blah blah blah)." And then he'll run up to the White House at some unholy hour when no one is watching, and scream at Trump to either cut the crap or face a new impeachment with a Senate that will not be so cooperative next time.

McTurtle has been around long enough to realize that with Trump's ultimatums combined with his delusions, Trump is putting every Republican Senator in a seat that Charlie Cook has not listed as "Solid Republican" in true jeopardy. As Majority Leader, it is Moscow Mitch's job to get the heat and the spotlight off of his imperiled teammates. The last thing an incumbent Republican Senator facing re-election wants at this point is to be asked, on camera, if he agrees with Trump's allegations. If he/she says "yes," then he/she gets Trump's applause, but gets fried by the press and the Democratic challenger. If it's "no," then Trump trashes him/her in public, providing some free momentum for the Democratic challenger that way. An incumbent Republican Senator who is in the slightest danger of a real race this November will run and hide in abject terror at being asked in public if they agree or disagree with Trump's "Obamagate," because whatever they answer, it hurts them.

If there was ANYTHING to this, McTurtle would have run with it long before now. Since there is nothing, the last thing he wants is Trump yelling at him to run with it now. You see, his seat, too, is one of those incumbent seats that is no longer "solid Republican." He is probably not thrilled at the thought of Senator McGrath, D-KY, being on some committee investigating McConnellgate.

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