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Sat Aug 26, 2017, 07:07 PM

Pardoning Arpaio Short-Circuits the Mueller Investigation

It's very simple:

Mueller can prosecute people who refuse to testify for contempt. He can prosecute people who tell lies under oath for perjury. He can bring criminal charges related to their collusion or their status as an accessory, he can use those charges as leverage to negotiate testimony.

}Redacted{ just told everyone who might be pulled in to testify or give evidence, every accessory and co-conspirator, "Keep stumm. I'll pardon you."

Will he get away with it?

If the GOP has anything to say about it, he will.

bitterly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 07:09 PM

1. Redacted? I'm confused. Did you copy from a document?

Is there a link? Do we know who redacted is?

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Response to kcr (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 07:10 PM

2. *I* redacted it. I will never voluntarily type his name. n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 07:22 PM

4. I don't even like to read CWSNBN's name.

I should have known. I totally get it.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 07:16 PM

3. Many journalists and pundits have been saying this

since yesterday. They all pretty much agree that this was a message to those being investigated that they shouldn't worry because he has their back. Congress will allow it to happen, why would they start denying him anything he want to now? Except for Russian sanctions the GOP has given him what he wants. They probably will give him his wall too. Nothing surprises me anymore. David Corn (Mother Jones) is saying the same on MSNBC right now.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 08:29 PM

5. Well we all keep asking why it is taking so long....

I'm guessing this logic has something to do with it. It's quite the chess game Mueller is playing so hopefully he can stay two moves ahead of Trump until the end.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 09:35 PM

7. Oh he's got him! The chaos, distractions..Muellar has advanced 5 moves and it's check mate donnie!

Given Mueller's advanced moves, I would say ....about 1 month ago and considering that the rat began acting as if it's trapped. A master chess player knows when...he''s got his opponent..press on Muellar, press on.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 08:49 PM

6. The only fly in the ointment is that a promise from Super Stupid is totally worthless

plus I would think the first signs of any pardon for contempt for any of these folks would be such an obvious obstruction of justice that I think there would be enough effing repugs that couldn't handle that.

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