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Froma Harop is one of my favorite columnists. Her columns are always interesting and informative. On this one, she scores a home run. Read on:

 

Whenever the legal walls start closing in on Donald Trump, the president releases a bad rabbit on the political field, a creature invisible to all but the haters of Hillary Clinton. The most recent example is his attorney general’s call to “evaluate certain issues” regarding the sale of a majority stake in Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation.

 

Yes, that again. There was absolutely zero wrong with or troubling about the Uranium One transaction. Even Fox News viewers who heard Shep Smith dismiss the wild charges as nonsense know that.

 

And that’s why Democrats should resist the urge to chase this non-scandal down the rabbit hole of Trumpian distraction. Provoking them to become players — to angrily defend Hillary with their files of facts — is the point of Trump’s game.

 

So go ahead, investigate Hillary for the 10,000th time. Other than a monumental waste of taxpayer dollars, there’s little harm in taking another look at the Uranium One sale. OK, Jeff Sessions, go forth and direct federal prosecutors to look into “potentially” unlawful international dealings — at least as imagined by Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee. A special counsel could be appointed if they find something, which they won’t.

 

This sideshow immediately followed the release of Don Jr.’s secret correspondence with Russian-controlled WikiLeaks during the presidential campaign. The Atlantic reports that campaign advisers Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Hope Hicks and Brad Parscale knew about it.

There is nothing imaginary about Robert Mueller’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and our Russian adversaries. The Trump position has moved from “there was no collusion” to “collusion is not illegal.”

 

U.S. intelligence has long held that WikiLeaks acted as an arm of the Russian military to push the race in Trump’s favor. Trump ally Roger Stone was in touch with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and worked with the Russian agents running Guccifer 2.0, the entity that launched cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee. We know that because he stupidly bragged about it.

 

“There is one ‘trick’ that is not in my bag, and that is treason,” Stone said last September in his defense. Ooooh. We don’t know about that.

 

Lest anyone doubt that a fire could be raging under this heavy smoke of denials, the Department of Homeland Security and the director of national intelligence on election security issued a joint statement last year that “the recent disclosures … are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts.”

 

Funny that Trump was in Asia this month telling Americans to trust Russian strongman Vladimir Putin but not the leaders of their own intelligence services. Actually, it was not funny at all.

Harassing a political opponent no longer in office is not without risk for Trump. Given the tawdry family history — going back to the ’90s, when a bankrupt Trump turned to Russians for loans — the president has provided ample opportunity for his successor to push for investigations of him.

 

Directing the government to go after a former political foe, of course, broke a major political norm. Trump may believe that no one else has the guts to ravage the democracy as he has. We shall see.

 

In any case, launching a new witch hunt against Clinton is a sure sign that the heat’s been turned up high. Do Democrats want to help Trump turn attention away from the web of troubles in which he is thrashing?

 

As Mueller’s investigation trains more hot lights on Trump and company, the president’s people will send more rabbits for the media to chase in the opposite direction. Democrats will undoubtedly be asked to respond to the phony allegations. Their best response would be a quick dismissal and a shrug.

 

http://www.nationalmemo.com/go-ahead-republicans-investigate-hillary/?utm_source=nationalmemo&utm_ca...


Excellent points. 

Devin Nunes' secret investigation against Susan Rice didn't go so well for him, did it.

 

Just wish the GOPers would spend their own money on their wild goose chases. And, not brag about the reasons they do them. Kevin McCarthy bragged about going after HRC re Benghazi to destroy her reputation. It's just poor form to brag about your lack of integrity and ignorance. 

 

Another congressman admits Benghazi committee is all about Hillary Clinton https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-benghazi-investigation_us_561ef9eae4b0c5a1ce620...

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Not sure the GOPerLords are trying to give cover to the pervert in the Whitehouse - IMHO they're more interested in getting huge tax cuts for Corporations by cutting billions from Medicare and killing PPACA by eliminating the Individual Mandate so 19 Million Americans currently covered will not be able to afford health insurance and go back to using the ER as their personal physician, making helath insurance even more expensive.

 

It's vital to GOPers to get both these things done, otherwise it could be decades before they can totally enslave American workers to their employers and establish the Oligarchy to rule over us.

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Roger Stone MIGHT be correct that his method of operation does not include Treason, but only because the Founding Fathers made sure that charge was INCREDIBLY difficult to prove because they feared it would be used BY future Presidents, never dreaming it would be USED against a President because there's no way they could've dreamed Der Trumper in their most vivid nightmare.

 

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

Article III, Section 3, Clause 1
I'm sure the Republican legal team has looked this over very carefully and concluded their boy is free and clear because he RECEIVED Aid and Comfort FROM an enemy of the United States, something our Founding Fathers never even considered.
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Good to see you posting.  They are "yelling at the moon" and simply distracting from the Russian investigation by bringing up Hillary, it's good for a few laughs but it does get old.

 

Can't wait to see the super intelligent postings from the Right in justifying another Hillary investigation. (snark)


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Republicans obcession with Hillary Clinton knows no bounds or end. So now Donald Trump is calling for yet another Clinton wild goose chase that in the end will uncover nothing. Of course the objective is obvious; to distract from the ongoing Robert Mueller investigation into Trump's connections with Russia that seems to be gathering steam and getting too close for comfort for The Donald. 

 

Haven't we as a nation been down this road before? Like back in 1973 and 1974 when another President was being investigated for dirty tricks and other abuses of power? So Nixon covered up and condoned a "third rate burglary" into the Democratic National Party's Headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington DC. Now here is Donald Trump's campaign officials working in cahoots with the Russians to gain intellogence and "dirt" on Hillary Clinton.

 

So please inform me which may be the greater offense; hiring a bunch of operatives to break into an office building to install buging devices on a political opponent or conspiring with a foreign power to hack into emails and other data, some of which may be highly sensitive to get "dirt" on a political opponent? My answer is the latter, simply because it involves using a foreign government. 

 

Since the end of the Second World War, the conduct of foreign policy has been a bi-partisan effort. Of course there may be disagreements on how the Executive branch conducts foreign policy, esppecially during the Vietnam war; but until this bunch of Republican misfits hit congress, the opposition party never attempted to undermine foreign policy as the congressional Republicans have done since 2011. Even though Democrats opposed the Iraq war, the party never attempted to undermine our efforts and consistently supported our troops fighting there. 

 

IMHO, if it is proven that Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner met with the Russian officials and wikileaks about getting access to Hillary Clinton's emails through Russian hackers; they are guilty of treason and should be sentenced to a long term in prison. Also if Donald Trump was aware of those meetings and what was being done; then he is as gulity as Nixon was in covering up the Watergate burglary and other dirty tricks. 

 

Every successor President from John Adams to Barack Obama has refused to take any action against their predecessor or opponent in the previous election. In fact one of the allegations that was in the bill of impeachment passed by the House committee against Richard Nixon in 1974 (but never voted on by the full House of Representatives because Nixon resigned before the vote) was that President Nixon abused his power to go after his political opponents. In Nixon's case he was after Ted Kennedy. 

 

Calling for an investigation without significant cause against a former political opponent is the action of a dictator, not a President. But again, like Nixon's tricks during the Watergate investigation to derail or distract the investigation into his doings, this dog won't hunt. If this proceeds it would become another in a long series of embarrassments for the Trump administration and will only hasten the day when Donald Trump is impeached or resigns in disgrace. My prediction is that Donald Trump will not be President a year from now. Mike Pence will be President then. 

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Froma Harop is one of my favorite columnists. Her columns are always interesting and informative. On this one, she scores a home run. Read on:

 

Whenever the legal walls start closing in on Donald Trump, the president releases a bad rabbit on the political field, a creature invisible to all but the haters of Hillary Clinton. The most recent example is his attorney general’s call to “evaluate certain issues” regarding the sale of a majority stake in Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation.

 

Yes, that again. There was absolutely zero wrong with or troubling about the Uranium One transaction. Even Fox News viewers who heard Shep Smith dismiss the wild charges as nonsense know that.

 

And that’s why Democrats should resist the urge to chase this non-scandal down the rabbit hole of Trumpian distraction. Provoking them to become players — to angrily defend Hillary with their files of facts — is the point of Trump’s game.

 

So go ahead, investigate Hillary for the 10,000th time. Other than a monumental waste of taxpayer dollars, there’s little harm in taking another look at the Uranium One sale. OK, Jeff Sessions, go forth and direct federal prosecutors to look into “potentially” unlawful international dealings — at least as imagined by Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee. A special counsel could be appointed if they find something, which they won’t.

 

This sideshow immediately followed the release of Don Jr.’s secret correspondence with Russian-controlled WikiLeaks during the presidential campaign. The Atlantic reports that campaign advisers Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Hope Hicks and Brad Parscale knew about it.

There is nothing imaginary about Robert Mueller’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and our Russian adversaries. The Trump position has moved from “there was no collusion” to “collusion is not illegal.”

 

U.S. intelligence has long held that WikiLeaks acted as an arm of the Russian military to push the race in Trump’s favor. Trump ally Roger Stone was in touch with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and worked with the Russian agents running Guccifer 2.0, the entity that launched cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee. We know that because he stupidly bragged about it.

 

“There is one ‘trick’ that is not in my bag, and that is treason,” Stone said last September in his defense. Ooooh. We don’t know about that.

 

Lest anyone doubt that a fire could be raging under this heavy smoke of denials, the Department of Homeland Security and the director of national intelligence on election security issued a joint statement last year that “the recent disclosures … are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts.”

 

Funny that Trump was in Asia this month telling Americans to trust Russian strongman Vladimir Putin but not the leaders of their own intelligence services. Actually, it was not funny at all.

Harassing a political opponent no longer in office is not without risk for Trump. Given the tawdry family history — going back to the ’90s, when a bankrupt Trump turned to Russians for loans — the president has provided ample opportunity for his successor to push for investigations of him.

 

Directing the government to go after a former political foe, of course, broke a major political norm. Trump may believe that no one else has the guts to ravage the democracy as he has. We shall see.

 

In any case, launching a new witch hunt against Clinton is a sure sign that the heat’s been turned up high. Do Democrats want to help Trump turn attention away from the web of troubles in which he is thrashing?

 

As Mueller’s investigation trains more hot lights on Trump and company, the president’s people will send more rabbits for the media to chase in the opposite direction. Democrats will undoubtedly be asked to respond to the phony allegations. Their best response would be a quick dismissal and a shrug.

 

http://www.nationalmemo.com/go-ahead-republicans-investigate-hillary/?utm_source=nationalmemo&utm_ca...

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