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Sun May 21, 2017, 05:38 PM

Length of time for Special Counsel Investigation

I looked up the Kenneth Starr investigation into Bill Clinton's alleged perjury and obstruction of justice charges. Starr had already been appointed to (get this) investigate whether Vince Foster had been murdered, instead of committed suicide. In January 1998, Starr's investigation was broadened to include possible perjury and obstruction of justice by Clinton regarding the Lewinsky scandal.

Starr concluded the Clinton perjury/OJ investigation with the filing of his report in September 1998. So that took about 8 - 9 mos. And that was a MUCH simpler matter than what Mueller is investigating.

Geez....this investigation could take no telling how long. I wonder if he can conclude as to one facet, and then move on to a second one? They're probably all intertwined.

(BTW, Starr found that Vince Foster had undiagnosed & untreated depression & had indeed committed suicide. Rightwingnuts still push the meme that the Clintons killed Vince Foster.)

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Honeycombe8 May 2017 OP
mainstreetonce May 2017 #1
rock May 2017 #5
BigmanPigman May 2017 #2
gordianot May 2017 #3
SonofDonald May 2017 #4

Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:41 PM

1. I think this is much simpler.

Trump himself has already put out the admission of obstruction of justice.

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #1)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:18 PM

5. His firing

Of Comey (the guy leading the investigation) is tantamount to a confession of the crime of collusion.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:49 PM

2. Several people on both CNN and MSNBC said an independent investigation is also needed.

That might speed things up. The one they had for 9/11 was given 9 months but it only took 6. I don't know who or how an independent investigation gets started though.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:59 PM

3. So results of the investigation are released on completion?

Who gets the results?

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:51 PM

4. I'm hoping that it's quick.

As it's been said, they've been working on it for a year now, most of that time without direct interference (maybe?), I realize it will take a while before we know it all and hope it's not measured in years.

But the FBI knows what's going on due to having all the resources since day one, they may need more and now would be allowed what they need, but I would think that any pressing need to remove certain persons from a position of power if the situation warrants it is forefront in the effort already.

Such as treason if proven, and they would have the proof I'd imagine.

Outstanding.

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