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Just now, Vini said:

Meltdown lmao I had you running in circles in damage controlling not know what "packing the court" means. 

 

:D

:D

 

I like how me not allowing you to run away from your claim is considered "running in circles"

 

Just watch, he's going to get pissed again............especially considering he couldn't even do the one thing he "promised" he would. LOL

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Dems plan to bring in Mueller for televised hearings if Trump fires him: report

Top Democrats in the House are reportedly planning to invite Robert Mueller to testify on Capitol Hill in televised hearings if President Trump takes action to fire the special counsel and shut down the Russia investigation.

 

Senior Democratic aides told Politico that if Trump were to fire Mueller and other members of the Justice Department's leadership in a scenario similar to Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre, Democrats would respond by inviting Mueller to testify before the House in a televised hearing.

 

"I think you could expect Democrats to take pieces of what they shut down and expose it publicly," a senior aide familiar with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) thinking told Politico.

 

"This is a report paid for with taxpayer dollars. So taxpayers would have a right to know what Mr. Mueller found," the aide continued.

 

:kaz:

 

And just like that, Trump freaking out this morning is totally explained. Democrats probably just told him this before he met with reporters.

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17 minutes ago, Goukosan said:

So Trump fires Jeft session ONE day after losing the house.... yea Vini.... not a big deal at all :hest:

He was literally asked at the press conference today at noon about the job status of both Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein, and whether they will keep their jobs.

 

And he said that they are looking into some things, and that he hadn't decided on anything yet.

 

Literally an hour later, he fired Jeff Sessions................actually, he didn't fire him, he had John Kelly fire him.

 

Dude is a straight-up COWARD, he couldn't even have the balls to announce it. Much less execute it. 

 

Also, look at the letter from Jeff Sessions. It doesn't even have a date on it. This was already pre-typed a long time ago, and Donald Trump held this letter. After the press conference, he panicked and figured he needed to start moving right now.

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He's acting like he's fighting for his life.  Because he is.

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After victory was secure, Cruz’s campaign manager Jeff Roe described O’Rourke to reporters Tuesday night as “a phenom” who “grew in the campaign. We could watch it as it happened.”

“I can’t imagine that he doesn’t take that on the road,” said Roe, who ran Cruz’s campaign for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. “The fervent following he has nationally, no one compares to him on their side, no one does. He is in a league of his own in the Democrat Party, and if he doesn’t use that to run for president, then I don’t know what you do with it.”

 

That's coming from Ted Cruz's campaign manager, no less.

The problem with Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, Elizabeth Warren is that middle America will automatically tune them out because they are coming from the Northeast or from California.

 

Tammy Baldwin is from Wisconsin, and what's the point of her carrying her state when its not that big of a state during a general election (relatively speaking).

 

As it stands, Beto is the best campaigner and fundraiser in the Democratic party, right now. The Democrats would clearly provide plenty of pollsters and number-crunchers to determine where he needs to campaign, which is something he didn't do in Texas (mostly because his plan was to just visit every county in the state).

 

I'd personally rather not have him run for the presidency, but its probably slightly better for him to spend his currency on running for President than it would be trying to go against John Cornyn for the other Texas Senator seat in 2020.

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This article spells it out pretty clear, and this should be the main subject this week:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/opinion/trump-attorney-general-sessions-unconstitutional.html

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Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional

The president is evading the requirement to seek the Senate’s advice and consent for the nation’s chief law enforcement officer and the person who will oversee the Mueller investigation.

 

What now seems an eternity ago, the conservative law professor Steven Calabresi published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal in May arguing that Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel was unconstitutional. His article got a lot of attention, and it wasn’t long before President Trump picked up the argument, tweeting that “the Appointment of the Special Counsel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!”

 

Professor Calabresi’s article was based on the Appointments Clause of the Constitution, Article II, Section 2, Clause 2. Under that provision, so-called principal officers of the United States must be nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate under its “Advice and Consent” powers.

 

He argued that Mr. Mueller was a principal officer because he is exercising significant law enforcement authority and that since he has not been confirmed by the Senate, his appointment was unconstitutional. As one of us argued at the time, he was wrong. What makes an officer a principal officer is that he or she reports only to the president. No one else in government is that person’s boss. But Mr. Mueller reports to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general. So, Mr. Mueller is what is known as an inferior officer, not a principal one, and his appointment without Senate approval was valid.

 

But Professor Calabresi and the president were right about the core principle. A principal officer must be confirmed by the Senate. And that has a very, very significant consequence today.

 

It means that President Trump’s installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general of the United States after forcing the resignation of Jeff Sessions is unconstitutional. It’s illegal. And it means that anything Mr. Whitaker does, or tries to do, in that position is invalid.

 

Much of the commentary about Mr. Whitaker’s appointment has focused on all sorts of technical points about the Vacancies Reform Act and Justice Department succession statutes. But the flaw in the appointment of Mr. Whitaker, who was Mr. Sessions’s chief of staff at the Justice Department, runs much deeper. It defies one of the one of the explicit checks and balances set out in the Constitution, a provision designed to protect us all against the centralization of government power.

 

If you don’t believe us, then take it from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whom President Trump once called his “favorite” sitting justice. Last year, the Supreme Court examined the question of whether the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board had been lawfully appointed to his job without Senate confirmation. The Supreme Court held the appointment invalid on a statutory ground.

 

Justice Thomas agreed with the judgment, but wrote separately to emphasize that even if the statute had allowed the appointment, the Constitution’s Appointments Clause would not have. The officer in question was a principal officer, he concluded. And the public interest protected by the Appointments Clause was a critical one: The Constitution’s drafters, Justice Thomas argued, “recognized the serious risk for abuse and corruption posed by permitting one person to fill every office in the government.” Which is why, he pointed out, the framers provided for advice and consent of the Senate.

 

What goes for a mere lawyer at the N.L.R.B. goes in spades for the attorney general of the United States, the head of the Justice Department and one of the most important people in the federal government. It is one thing to appoint an acting underling, like an acting solicitor general, a post one of us held. But those officials are always supervised by higher-ups; in the case of the solicitor general, by the attorney general and deputy attorney general, both confirmed by the Senate.

 

Mr. Whitaker was Jeff Sessions' chief of staff. That's an administrative position.

 

And he just got brought in to be the TOP GUY of the Department of Justice.  Even  if its meant to be on an interim basis, he needed to have been confirmed and approved with a Senate vote.

 

You see, people were afraid of Scott Pruitt being transferred over from head of the EPA to head of the DoJ, because that WOULD BE legal. Scott Pruitt was already "vetted" through the Senate and confirmed.  For ANOTHER position, but he can transfer to an equal-level position in another department.

 

This guy had NO position in any department, and all of a sudden he's a "principal officer" who reports directly to the President. That's 100% illegal. That's not even close to being legal. Doesn't matter if he's only working on an interim basis.

 

Mueller and Rosenstein have to know this.

 

Even Judge Nepolitano on Fox news knows this:

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How does one become Acting Attorney General:

By Judge Napolitano.

 

1) Be the Deputy Attorney General and then get appointed by Executive Order. This didn’t happen.

2) Be someone who has received Senate appointment to a cabinet position. This also didn’t happen: Whitaker is just Sessions’ chief of staff, and served at Jeff’s approval, not the senate’s.

3) If Congress is in recess, the President makes a recess appointment, which will be reviewed when Congress comes out of recess. This also didn’t happen: Congress convened for a Pro Forma session on Tuesday, and will convene for a Pro Forma session tomorrow. Technically, no one is around, but they also aren’t at recess.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Vini said:

I got a questions for @Goukosan @jehurey and @McWickedSmawt85

 

On what ground exactly do you think Trump will be impeached if Mueller doesn't find any direct Russian collusion?

 

Probably any violation he commits that falls under the Emoluments Clause.

 

If he did any pay for play with ANY domestic or foreign party.

 

And, I already posted this..............and you already saw this. But pretended not to.

 

 

 

Impeachment is a political mechanism.............not a criminal one.

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7 minutes ago, jehurey said:

Probably any violation he commits that falls under the Emoluments Clause.

 

If he did any pay for play with ANY domestic or foreign party.

 

And, I already posted this..............and you already saw this. But pretended not to.

 

 

 

Impeachment is a political mechanism.............not a criminal one.

 

How Lindsay Graham sold out so quick after McCain's death is mind boggling

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Vini said:

 

How Lindsay Graham sold out so quick after McCain's death is mind boggling

 

 

He sold out waaaaay before McCain died.... 

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Looks like a few of the senate races were so close that it will automatically trigger a recount. 

 

Florida can swing either way now :dame:

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25 minutes ago, Goukosan said:

Looks like a few of the senate races were so close that it will automatically trigger a recount. 

 

Florida can swing either way now :dame:

Rick Scott is suing to stop it. So, I think that they believe that the more they count ballots, and then do a recount, the more in favor it moves towards Bill Nelson.

 

Gillum has a slightly wider gap to cover for the gubernatorial race, so his chances are smaller.

 

Sinema in Arizona is suddenly looking hopeful with them county Maricopa County votes (Phoenix area). But there are both democratic and republican heavy areas throughout that county.

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4 hours ago, Vini said:

I got a questions for @Goukosan @jehurey and @McWickedSmawt85

 

On what ground exactly do you think Trump will be impeached if Mueller doesn't find any direct Russian collusion?

 

Impeachment is neigh impossible at this point because Republicans have more than shown that they simply do not care what laws their president breaks.  Rule of Law is gone in America as long as the GOP holds even a single branch of government.

 

The Trump Tower meeting was collusion.  Full stop.  So the scenario you're describing doesn't exist.  Trumps Campaign colluded, end of story.  However, if you're asking for an impeachable offense that he committed, with the congressional checks and balances working as they were intended, then that would be Obstruction of Justice when he fired Comey for leading the investigation into his campaign. 

 

Welcome to a year ago, Vini.  You've got a lot of reading to catch up on.

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lmao Trump's an asshole right down to the core no fucks given. 

- But sir it's a military parade in honor of our tr..

- Fuck that shit it's raining

 

 

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I know what the three stooges are thinking too when I post that ITT "here he goes glorifying the strong man alpha chimp"

 

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3 hours ago, Vini said:

I know what the three stooges are thinking too when I post that ITT "here he goes glorifying the strong man alpha chimp"

 

He's wimped out like a coward because of the rain. That's him being a coward.............you're trying to portray him as "not giving a fuck"

 

And, no, you trying to jump ahead of your own flaws to your post isn't going to help you either. It just means that you knew you were bullshittin' as you were typing the bullshit.

 

In other words..............we just made you debunk your own post before we got to it. Thanks for that.

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"Tough guy" Trump I was afraid to stand in the rain.... so he didn't show up to honor the American soldiers who died in World War 1....:|

 

Meanwhile. 

 

 

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