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Special Counsel Investigating Trump Campaign Has Deep Ties To the Deep State

http://therealnews.com/t2/story:19120:Special-Counsel-Investigating-Trum...

"Former FBI agent and 9/11 whistleblower Coleen Rowley says former FBI head Robert Mueller, now appointed to investigate the Trump campaigns ties to Russia, participated in covering up the pre 9/11 role of the US intelligence agencies and the Bush Administration, helped create the post 9/11 national security/surveillance state, and helped facilitate the pre-Iraq war propaganda machine."

Sounds like just the right man for the job

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Yes, Trump is getting pounded — but it doesn't mean impeachment is imminent

Why allegations of obstruction of justice likely won't be enough to unseat the president

No president has ever been impeached by his own party, notes Josh Huder, a senior fellow with the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University. "So this would be truly uncharted territory."

With Republicans controlling both chambers, Huder says Trump would have to lose major support from his base in order for congressional Republicans to start worrying about their own seats.

"If Republicans in Congress start to feel that [this] jeopardizes their re-election, or the GOP brand, or the majorities in the House and the Senate," says Huder, then Trump's support in the party would "evaporate," triggering "a more precipitous" dive toward impeachment.

Party support that dips into the 70 per cent range is "where landslide elections start to occur," Huder says. "If you're getting below 80 per cent of your own [party's] support, you're looking at a very bad election."

'When the people demand it'

Impeachment — which is like an indictment — would be the first step toward being booted from office. 

Initiating impeachment proceedings is reserved for the gravest abuses of power, including treason, bribery and the more open-to-interpretation offence of "high crimes and misdemeanours."

It was under the "high crimes" justification that Bill Clinton was impeached, on the grounds of obstruction of justice, in 1998 in connection with a consensual affair. 

Nixon also faced obstruction of justice charges, though he resigned before an impeachment vote. A president can be prosecuted in a criminal trial after leaving office, but likely not while sitting in office.

Impeachment is not synonymous with removal from office, but removal can't happen without impeachment.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/impeachment-donald-trump-james-comey-1.4120...

josh

Actually, Andrew Johnson was technically a Republican when the Republican House impeached him.

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GRAYDON CARTER ON TRUMP’S CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS, RUSKIEGATE, AND THE WORST FIRST 100 DAYS IN PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY

His presidency is effectively doomed—it’s only a question now of how and when it will end. Treason? Impeachment? Incapacity? Until that day, you should be forgiven if you think you are suffering from extreme, full-blown P.T.S.D.—President Trump Stress Disorder. You are not alone. A serial liar in the office or home is one thing—and stressful enough. But a serial liar in the highest office in the land is something else altogether. Couple that with an erratically fragile ego, a severely diminished mental capacity, a lacerating temper, and access to the nuclear codes, and it’s going to get a whole lot hotter in here.

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/05/graydon-carter-donald-trump-first...

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Hillary Clinton has announced the creation of Onward Together, an association aimed at displacing President Trump and replacing hin with the former Secretary of State...

Other articles seem to make no mention of Clinton displacing Trump, so whatever the grand plan is, Clinton could have kept it a secret if it weren't for Voltairenet blowing the whistle.

Also, Voltairenet calls it "Onwards Together", so you know they must be well informed.

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Multiple sources close to the intelligence, justice and law enforcement communities say that the House Judiciary Committee is considering Articles of Impeachment against the President of the United States.

Sources further say that the Supreme Court notified Mr. Trump that the formal process of a case of impeachment against him was begun, before he departed the country on Air Force One. The notification was given, as part of the formal process of the matter, in order that Mr. Trump knew he was not able to use his powers of pardon against other suspects in Trump-Russia cases. Sources have confirmed that the Marshal of the Supreme Court spoke to Mr. Trump.

It was reported this week that Mr. Trump had texted Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn the message ‘Stay strong’. This might be interpreted as an attempt to intimidate a witness, sources say.

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein met with the House Judiciary Committee this week in closed session.

The authors have previously reported exclusively on Patribotics that a sealed indictment exists against Donald Trump.

http://patribotics.com/

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Sources close to the intelligence community report that Director Comey’s FBI computer was illegally accessed immediately after he was dismissed from his post. They further report that ‘removable media’ was used in the commission of this crime. ‘Removable media’ is a category describing physical devices that can be placed into a computer, either to download information or to upload it, such as a memory card, a USB stick, a removable hard drive, a thumb drive or similar items.

Sources further report that a person or persons allied to Donald Trump passed data accessed from Director Comey’s computer to Russian diplomats. It is not known when or how this took place. A piece of removable media containing all the data in question has been recovered from hostile actors, sources say, and is now in the possession of the Justice Department.

Director Comey is said to have known in advance that Mr. Trump would dismiss him. He took careful steps, these sources say, to leave not only a paper trail as we have seen in the story of the ‘Comey Memo’ but also a digital one. Director Comey’s own primary work computer, and other computers in and around his former office, were fitted with sophisticated intelligence community software allowing the Justice Department to see precisely how and when they were attacked.

http://patribotics.com/

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The extensive plan was approved yesterday by a senior Justice Department official who is closely involved in prosecuting the case.

Sources say that the extensive plan, multiple pages in length, covered not only the serving of warrants, but logistical arrangements such as the closure of streets, if necessary.

They further report that while timing is uncertain, such plans are normally only presented and approved when arrests are imminent.

http://patribotics.com/

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James Comey now believes Donald Trump was trying to influence Russia investigation, source says

Former FBI Director reportedly changed his mind after initially thinking that he could instruct the new President in what was appropriate during their communications

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/james-comey-fbi-directo...

josh

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Multiple sources close to the intelligence, justice and law enforcement communities say that the House Judiciary Committee is considering Articles of Impeachment against the President of the United States.

Sources further say that the Supreme Court notified Mr. Trump that the formal process of a case of impeachment against him was begun, before he departed the country on Air Force One. The notification was given, as part of the formal process of the matter, in order that Mr. Trump knew he was not able to use his powers of pardon against other suspects in Trump-Russia cases. Sources have confirmed that the Marshal of the Supreme Court spoke to Mr. Trump.

It was reported this week that Mr. Trump had texted Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn the message ‘Stay strong’. This might be interpreted as an attempt to intimidate a witness, sources say.

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein met with the House Judiciary Committee this week in closed session.

The authors have previously reported exclusively on Patribotics that a sealed indictment exists against Donald Trump.

http://patribotics.com/

 

LOL.  The Supreme Court would not be notifying a president about the start of impeachment.

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Well!  That should take only a few days, at most, to begin.

So if we haven't heard anything more about the "ongoing" impeachment by, say, Tuesday then I think we can write off "patribotics" as a reliable or believable source of information.

NorthReport

And of course Wapo nor the NYT never publish mistakes. 

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And every word you hear on CNN is gospel as well, eh!

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Perhaps Louise Mensch does have good sources, eh!

The impeachment of Donald Trump is a long and winding process. But we’ve arrived at Step One.

http://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/step-one-impeach/2967/

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And of course Wapo nor the NYT never publish mistakes.

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And every word you hear on CNN is gospel as well, eh!

I'm not telling you that you need to wait until The Washington Post, the New York Times or CNN reports that an impeachment is underway.  Pick whoever you want.

I'm just suggesting that if ANY news organization tells us that the impeachment has begun when it hasn't, that could be a news organization to abandon.

 

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Americans increasingly back impeachment; John McCain compares Donald Trump scandals to Watergate

http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2017/05/americans_increasingly...

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I suppose Comey was wearing the wrong shade of blue, eh! 

James Comey 'tried to hide from Donald Trump by blending in with curtains'

Friend reveals ex-FBI director's attempts to keep President at arm's length

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/james-comey...

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Who is James Comey, former FBI director, and why might he lead to Trump's impeachment?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/james-comey-former-fbi-director-might-...

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Perhaps Mensch does indeed know what she is talking about after all, eh!

TESTING OF A PRESIDENT: CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES; Can President Be Prosecuted? No One Knows for Sure

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/07/28/us/testing-president-constitutional-is...

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McCain: I’m ‘Almost Speechless’ Over Trump’s Reported Remarks To Russians

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mccain-trump-comey-comments-russia...

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“Financial Crimes” And Why Trump is Right to Worry

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/financial-crimes-and-why-trump-is-ri...

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Russia meeting revelation could trigger obstruction investigation

President Donald Trump’s Oval Office boast to Russian officials will almost certainly prompt a more immediate legal development.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/20/trump-russia-meeting-obstructio...

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CrossTalk Bullhorns Theorizing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP7MnCoLEPM

"Is the 'Russiagate' story a hoax created by the Deep State and promoted by the liberal mainstream media?"

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NDPP wrote:

CrossTalk Bullhorns Theorizing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP7MnCoLEPM

"Is the 'Russiagate' story a hoax created by the Deep State and promoted by the liberal mainstream media?"

I would invoke Betteridge's law, and say "no".

NDPP

Bizarro World: Faux 'Leftists' Shill For FBI

https://www.blackagendareport.com/blackagendaradio-may-15-2017

"Purported 'progressives', apparently driven mad by Donald Trump, demonstrated this month in support of former FBI director James Comey. 'It was disheartening to see left forces so anxious to combat Trump, they were actually supporting Comey,' said UNAC activist Sara Flounders.

This strange strain of 'leftists' seem to have forgotten the oppressive history and practice of US spy outfits. 'We have to be clear,' said Flounders. 'All of these agencies are about absolute repression, subversion and assassination."

josh

Yeah, and they helped bring Nixon down also.

voice of the damned

josh wrote:

Yeah, and they helped bring Nixon down also.

I wonder if Black Agenda Report is in favour of the federal hate-crime laws. Because those entail the FBI conducting an investigation into the crimes in question.

Not that I think what Trump did was the moral equivalent of a hate-crime, just that if our criteria is going to be "We should oppose any investigation conducted by the FBI", the implications are going to be rather interesting. 

http://preview.tinyurl.com/losa2cu

 

bekayne

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Bizarro World: Faux 'Leftists' Shill For FBI

https://www.blackagendareport.com/blackagendaradio-may-15-2017

"Purported 'progressives', apparently driven mad by Donald Trump, demonstrated this month in support of former FBI director James Comey. 'It was disheartening to see left forces so anxious to combat Trump, they were actually supporting Comey,' said UNAC activist Sara Flounders.

This strange strain of 'leftists' seem to have forgotten the oppressive history and practice of US spy outfits. 'We have to be clear,' said Flounders. 'All of these agencies are about absolute repression, subversion and assassination."

Bizarro World: Faux 'Leftists' Shill For Trump

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Bizarro World: Faux 'Leftists' Shill For Trump

In every respect, he represents "The Shallow State".  Dude's as deep as a cafeteria tray.

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josh wrote:

LOL.  The Supreme Court would not be notifying a president about the start of impeachment.

 

I was confused by that as well.  To the point of reading the house rules.  The closest I could find was that an impeachment motion (impeachment being similiar to indictment) could be forwarded to Congress for consideration from a Grand Jury.  However when I went to the Patribotics article, it didn't say what is being represented.  It spoke about the Supreme Court sending an emisary to remind Trump about the importance of submitting evidence requested regarding his Muslim ban executive order.  The only mention of impeachment was the throwaway lines about failing to submit evidence is an impeachable offence.

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Liberals Rally For 'Truth' on Trump & Russia

https://t.co/rNhiOkafQj

1000 protesters demand an independent investigation into Trump's alleged ties to Russia

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WATCH LIVE: Ex-FBI Chief James Comey Testifies About Conversations With Trump

https://on.rt.com/8dzk

josh

Coney called Trump a liar, accused him of defamation, and left a trail of breadcrumbs right up to the door of obstruction of justice.

josh

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What will be interesting going forward will be finding out the answers to the questions Comey demurred on.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Breaking news Trump is a liar!   Duh did anyone not know that? His whole career he has been sued endlessly for reneging on promises. He is obviously one of those chronic liars. I am sure we all know at least one person who just lies about everything as a matter of course, if you know them well you get to hear rewritten versions of the same stories. This song was made for May but it is going through my head when I contemplate people being astounded at Trumps inability to tell the truth about anything. He's a liar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxN1STgQXW8

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Obstruction of Justice Case Dismantled by Senator Risch

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-08/obstruction-justice-case-totall...

"While this is not a headline you'll ever see replayed on any MSM outlet throughout the day..."

 

Bombshell Or Vindication?

https://youtu.be/fDeynwIBQ2I

"Comey's testimony gets multiple interpretations..."

josh

Of course the media took it as a direction.  Because it was a direction.  And when Comey failed to follow the direction, he was fired.  Classic example of trying to impede an investigation.  Otherwise known as obstruction of justice.

 

josh

Mueller hiring a serious team of criminal lawyers.

https://www.axios.com/mueller-adds-muscle-for-russia-investigation-24397...

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Hillary Clinton Would Have Fired Comey As Well: Analyst

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/06/11/524980/US-Clinton-Trump-FBI-com...

"Don DeBar told Press TV on Sunday that Comey was running two major investigations into both presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Clinton, and could easily have used the findings to 'blackmail' either one later on..."

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kropotkin1951 wrote:
Breaking news Trump is a liar!   Duh did anyone not know that? His whole career he has been sued endlessly for reneging on promises. He is obviously one of those chronic liars. I am sure we all know at least one person who just lies about everything as a matter of course, if you know them well you get to hear rewritten versions of the same stories.

I agree, and as Mike Figuredo points out, the real issue isn't Donald Trump but how people in charge get away with all kinds of things regular people don't, whether people in charge are Trump, Clinton, or anyone else.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Trump is the first rich and powerful person to hint at what they want as an outcome. They have even invented a brand new term for it, plausible deniablity.  

Even if one believes Comey the question is whether a stated "hope" is sufficient proof to meet a criminal test of obstruction. In Comey's testimony there was no threat or offer of a quid pro quo so it sounds like an uphill battle to show obstruction of justice and not merely gross impropriety which is not an impeachable offence.

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