Robert Mueller, The Former FBI Director, Is Now In Charge Of The Trump-Russia Investigation

Submitted by: fancylad 5 months ago in News & Politics

According to the New York Times, the US Justice Department appointed Robert Mueller, former FBI director, to oversee the department's investigation into Russian hacking in the US election.

Members of both parties view Mueller as one of the country's most credible law enforcement officials -- he served both Democratic and Republican presidents, from 2001 to 2013.


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President Fuckknuckle.
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Male 6,077
I wouldn't be at all surprised if Russia tried to influence the election. In fact, I'd be surprised if they didn't. I would also actually be surprised if Trump, and even his campaign, actively supported that effort - maybe someone within the campaign but I sincerely doubt it would have been an organized effort. What Trump needs to start doing, though, is to "welcome" the investigation so it can get over with and we can move on. I understand that it's aggravating to him to put up with stuff like this and he wouldn't actually welcome it, but he has to start acting like a president and not just a tweeting bitch-boy.
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Male 1,365
broizfam It's tweeting bitch-boy IN CHIEF!
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Male 1,365
Why won't the Republicans impeach Trump?


Because they believe in carrying a baby to full term
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Male 6,077
doiknowyou That was really damn funny! I have to remember that one!
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Male 3,484
Does anyone know what EXACTLY this russian hacking accomplished?

Im kinda confused as to WHY it actually matters.. Sure i get russians should stay outta our stuff, but did they alter the vote count or something massive of that nature?

If all they did was root around in hillary's email and pass the info on to trump's people then old dodging donnie has less than zero to worry about.
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Male 7,940
daegog Honestly I believe it has something to do with Russia's worldwide attempt to destablize democracies.  It's more of a plan for what Putin wants Russia to be.  Putin knows he can't  win in a war against the US.  Conventional warfare is out of the question, what isn't out of the question is using propaganda, spycraft, and subversion to accomplish his goals.  He's an Autocrat with an Agenda and the willingness to do anything to achieve that agenda.
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Male 4,945
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daegog destabilized the situation giving the momentum to their prefered candidat. Actually I wrote a similar piece at this site 
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carlj I also forgot to add one source, here I've read more about the situation.
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Male 326
daegog we don't know what they did yet. This is the point of an investigation.
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Male 318
I think this is meant to stop the house and senate investigations. Maybe I'm wrong but it seems a way to look like doing something without doing it.
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Male 1,682
taxidriver   This will not stop the independent congressional investigations.
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Male 569
Bye bye, Robert Mueller.  Better luck with your next gig.
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Male 1,682
This comes form the Center for Legal and Economic Studies and may not cover all the questions about a Special Prosecutor but this seams to say only the Attorney General can fire a Special Prosecutor and is than answerable to Congress. "CFR 600.7 (Code of federal Regulations) also provides that the SC (special counsel) may be disciplined or removed from office only by the personal action of the AG (Attorney General)and that the AG may remove a Special Counsel for "misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies."
CFR 600.9 requires the AG to notify the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Judiciary Committee of each House of Congress, with an explanation for each action- Upon appointing a Special Counsel;Upon removing a Special Counsel;"
And also some are saying that there has to be a criminal investigation to trigger a Special Prosecutor and Comey has been saying that the investigation in to the Russian voting thing was only a security investigation and they are not shore if the requirements for a SP have been meet, but here he is so will you libbers stop yelling and wait for some real information to come out and not innuendos  and lies.  
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casaledana When did Comey ever say that? Provide an actual source. What we do know, is that Comey has memos, and in one of those memos, we know that Trump asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Comey himself has said that he would like to speak to the Senate, but publicly, and not behind closed doors.

Honestly, I see Trump getting Sessions to eventually fire Mueller and essentially follow in the footsteps of Nixon, or at least try. Pence is also implicated in this, so we might just end up with a President Paul Ryan, or worse.
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Male 5,469
it wouldn't surprise me, nor even if the loser gets in somehow.
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Male 39,945
Trump fired the acting attorney general back in January. Think he won't fire this one?
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Male 7,940
Gerry1of1 Not sure he can fire the DOJ special prosecutor I'd have to look that up.
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normalfreak2 Trump can't directly fire the special prosecutor. That's the job of the attorney general, but all Trump has to do is fire his attorney general if they refuse to fire the special prosecutor and find an attorney general that will fire the SP.
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