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I hear you Centrist. Brings new meaning to the term disconnected, doesn't it????
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@jimc91 wrote:

You may be disappointed by the Mueller report

 

The special counsel operates under rules that severely constrain how much information can be made public.

 

By Ken Dilanian  NBC NEWS

 

WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans are waiting for Robert Mueller to give them the final word on whether the Trump campaign conspired with the 2016 Russian election interference effort — and whether their president is under the influence of a foreign adversary.

Millions of Americans may be sorely disappointed.

 

Unless Mueller files a detailed indictment charging members of the Trump campaign with conspiring with Russia, the public may never learn the full scope of what Mueller and his team has found — including potentially scandalous behavior that doesn't amount to a provable crime.

 

The reason: The special counsel operates under rules that severely constrain how much information can be made public.

 

Those rules require that the special counsel's report to the attorney general be "confidential." And, while the attorney general is required to notify Congress about Mueller's findings, the rules say those reports must amount to "brief notifications, with an outline of the actions and the reasons for them."

"Expectations that we will see a comprehensive report from the special counsel are high. But the written regulations that govern the special counsel's reporting requirements should arguably dampen those expectations," said Chuck Rosenberg, a former federal prosecutor and NBC News analyst.

When Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr released the report of his investigation of President Bill Clinton in 1998, all of Washington paused to digest the 453-page document (plus 2,000 pages of appendixes), with its salacious details of the president's sexual dalliance with an intern. It was made public at the same time it was sent to Congress.

 

The Mueller report won't be anything like that. Starr operated under the now-defunct independent counsel law, meaning he called many of his own shots, outside the purview of the Justice Department. Mueller is a special counsel under Justice Department supervision, subject to very specific regulations.

 

Here is the sum total of what the rules say about a final report:

 

"At the conclusion of the Special Counsel's work, he or she shall provide the Attorney General with a confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions reached by the Special Counsel."

 

What's more, a 1999 document outlining that rule in the federal register criticizes the way in which independent counsel reports like Starr's were made public, saying that a public prosecutors report "provides an incentive to over-investigate, in order to avoid potential public criticism for not having turned over every stone, and creates potential harm to individual privacy interests."

 

Memos explaining decisions not to prosecute can be long or short, and there is nothing in the rules to prevent Mueller from writing a 500-page narrative laying out the behavior of the Trump team with regard to Russia in excruciating detail.

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/you-may-be-disappointed-mueller-report-n971601

 

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You guys are going to be so disappointed...

 

WOW!  Some of trumps supporters are so disconnected and out of touch that 87% of Americans is summed up by, "You guys".....  And then it's suggested that 87% of Americans will be disappointed.....

 

* most of which aren't Fox viewers or already are "disppointed" by the Presidents performance.

 

Poll shows vast majority of Americans want public Mueller report

 

Almost 9 in 10 respondents to a new survey want Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation to end with a full, public report.

 

A CNN poll released Thursday finds that 87 percent of respondents, including a large majority of both parties, want to see a report at the conclusion of Mueller's investigation into Russia's election interference and the Trump campaign. Only 9 percent oppose a public report.

 

The number is up slightly from the same CNN poll last year, which showed 84 percent wanting a public report, and includes an increase in the number of Republicans who say they want to see what Mueller's investigation turns up, now up to 80 percent.

 

Just under half of all respondents, 48 percent, now say that they believe Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, a figure which includes 87 percent of the Democrats polled. A similar share of the Republicans surveyed, 88 percent, say Trump's campaign did not coordinate with Russia.

 

The independents in the sample were split on the question: 44 percent believe there was no collusion, while 42 say there was.

 

A majority — 56 percent to 32 percent — disapprove of the way the president is handling the ongoing investigation, which acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has said could be nearing its end

 

Forty-four percent of respondents approve of the way Mueller is handling his special counsel duties, while 41 percent disapprove and 15 percent have no opinion.

 

Poll shows vast majority of Americans want public Mueller report

 

 


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Conservatives should NOT think this investigation is a waste of time or money. If it turns out Trump is not indicted or even implicated, then you can rest assured Mueller’s comprehensive, thorough investigation “proves” Trump’s innocence. Really, if you truly believe he’s innocent, you should be cheering on the investigation.  I know I didn’t lose sleep over Benghazi in particular, because that was a big nothing. And if they had discovered anything about her emails, well then, she should have been held accountable .

 

You either are for law and order or you aren’t. It cannot depend on the subject of the investigation. 


Sorry that took so long to respond....I had to get the gang together again so we could.....

 

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The trump rally just got over and they finally heard something factual that they could cheer about....

 

THANK YOU


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Great post Manic.
@ManicProgressive wrote:

Really, if you truly believe he’s innocent, you should be cheering on the investigation.....

You either are for law and order or you aren’t. It cannot depend on the subject of the investigation. 


CT - John Dowd was Trump's attorney so he's hardly an objective source of information. However, let's assume everything he said was accurate. He resigned as Trump's lawyer in March of 2018, almost ONE YEAR ago. Much has happened during that 11 month time frame, so Dowd wouldn't know about anything found after March of 2018.

 

And it is confused, wishful, denial, and more than niave thinking to put weight on any argument that when Dowd and Mueller were in communication that Mueller laid out his entire case for him to examine.  It doesn't matter to the Cult where their crumbs come from just so long as there is at least one or two to gobble down.

 

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You may be disappointed by the Mueller report

 

The special counsel operates under rules that severely constrain how much information can be made public.

 

By Ken Dilanian  NBC NEWS

 

WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans are waiting for Robert Mueller to give them the final word on whether the Trump campaign conspired with the 2016 Russian election interference effort — and whether their president is under the influence of a foreign adversary.

Millions of Americans may be sorely disappointed.

 

Unless Mueller files a detailed indictment charging members of the Trump campaign with conspiring with Russia, the public may never learn the full scope of what Mueller and his team has found — including potentially scandalous behavior that doesn't amount to a provable crime.

 

The reason: The special counsel operates under rules that severely constrain how much information can be made public.

 

Those rules require that the special counsel's report to the attorney general be "confidential." And, while the attorney general is required to notify Congress about Mueller's findings, the rules say those reports must amount to "brief notifications, with an outline of the actions and the reasons for them."

"Expectations that we will see a comprehensive report from the special counsel are high. But the written regulations that govern the special counsel's reporting requirements should arguably dampen those expectations," said Chuck Rosenberg, a former federal prosecutor and NBC News analyst.

When Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr released the report of his investigation of President Bill Clinton in 1998, all of Washington paused to digest the 453-page document (plus 2,000 pages of appendixes), with its salacious details of the president's sexual dalliance with an intern. It was made public at the same time it was sent to Congress.

 

The Mueller report won't be anything like that. Starr operated under the now-defunct independent counsel law, meaning he called many of his own shots, outside the purview of the Justice Department. Mueller is a special counsel under Justice Department supervision, subject to very specific regulations.

 

Here is the sum total of what the rules say about a final report:

 

"At the conclusion of the Special Counsel's work, he or she shall provide the Attorney General with a confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions reached by the Special Counsel."

 

What's more, a 1999 document outlining that rule in the federal register criticizes the way in which independent counsel reports like Starr's were made public, saying that a public prosecutors report "provides an incentive to over-investigate, in order to avoid potential public criticism for not having turned over every stone, and creates potential harm to individual privacy interests."

 

Memos explaining decisions not to prosecute can be long or short, and there is nothing in the rules to prevent Mueller from writing a 500-page narrative laying out the behavior of the Trump team with regard to Russia in excruciating detail.

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/you-may-be-disappointed-mueller-report-n971601

 

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You guys are going to be so disappointed...

 

 

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Conservatives should NOT think this investigation is a waste of time or money. If it turns out Trump is not indicted or even implicated, then you can rest assured Mueller’s comprehensive, thorough investigation “proves” Trump’s innocence. Really, if you truly believe he’s innocent, you should be cheering on the investigation.  I know I didn’t lose sleep over Benghazi in particular, because that was a big nothing. And if they had discovered anything about her emails, well then, she should have been held accountable .

 

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Jim  as usual,  the optimism of your posts have always amazed me. but  I guess that you are ok with them. 
I am still smiling at the conclusion that the post provides us and are waiting to see the conclusion of all of this.

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@CriticalThinking wrote:

John Dowd was Trump's attorney so he's hardly an objective source of information. However, let's assume everything he said was accurate. He resigned as Trump's lawyer in March of 2018, almost ONE YEAR ago. Much has happened during that 11 month time frame, so Dowd wouldn't know about anything found after March of 2018.


Of course, CeeTee.  It's laughable that some had to be reminded.....

 

You just-can't-make-this-stuff-up!!!!!


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John Dowd was Trump's attorney so he's hardly an objective source of information. However, let's assume everything he said was accurate. He resigned as Trump's lawyer in March of 2018, almost ONE YEAR ago. Much has happened during that 11 month time frame, so Dowd wouldn't know about anything discovered by the Mueller Team after March of 2018.

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Read Newsmax: John Dowd Says Mueller Probe Will Clear Trump | Newsmax.com

 
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