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Bernardo de La Paz

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Canadian who lived for many years in Northern California and left a bit of my heart there.

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Mueller was forbidden by Barr from indicting tRump. Fact. Period.

His biggest conclusion, ignored by so many even here, is that tRump could not be cleared of obstruction. To go further would have been against the law which gives people like Barr the ability to set indictment rules. He went right up to the line and very clearly said that was as far as he could legally go and that it is Congress who have the responsibility to take it further (impeachment).

The reason he could not go farther is that if an official of the DoJ (Mueller) states conclusions that a named person can't fight in a court of law (by reason of not being indicted), then the official has violated the rights of that person.

That's why we have a Constitution.

Rights for people we loathe so that our own rights are protected.

Posted by Bernardo de La Paz | Tue Oct 1, 2019, 12:25 PM (2 replies)

Yes. Especially hearings. But take too long and tRump might actually resign.

In some ways tRump needs to be the one rushed. He is more likely to actually be impeached and face trial in the Senate, wherein the Republicon majority can be forced on record. tRump doesn't want to resign, ever. But even he might decide that is better than actually being impeached.

Much depends on the exact evidence and how convincing it is to the American public. After all the spin. tRump has a habit of trying to spin first and very early.

I trust Pelosi and the Democratic Caucus as a whole on the political calculus.

Peril to the Republic seems to urge expedited hearings, but I have long ago decided to be mostly agnostic about what timings to choose for things in L'Affaire Drumpf.

Posted by Bernardo de La Paz | Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:24 AM (2 replies)
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