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Mueller Refuses To Testify Publicly Before Congress, Infuriating Democrats

With most Congressional Democrats still stunned from the anticlimatic publication of Mueller's "Russiagate" report, which found that Trump did not collude with Russia, many have been desperate to hear Mueller's side of the story perhaps in hopes that he will unveil some smoking gun in public (something he failed to do in his report) while the others have quietly turned on Mueller, asking why after a two year probe, he failed to put Trump behind bars.

And now, after the latest development in the never-ending Russia "witch hunt" to paraphrase the president, it won't be long before virtually all Democrats are convinced that Mueller himself must also a Putin plant.

According to Bloomberg, which cites three people familiar with the special counsel’s position, Robert Mueller has balked at testifying publicly before Congress, pushing instead for a closed-door appearance in negotiations with House Democrats.

Why? Because Mueller, who was the center of a media and political circus for no less than two years has told the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee that - get this - he doesn’t want to be dragged into a political fight and that he’s hesitant to publicly discuss his final report. Among the options Mueller has raised is making a public statement before the committee questions him in private, the people said.

But why if he has nothing to hide, and if all the results of his multi-million probe were disclosed in his report?

As a reminder, the NYT and WaPo recently sparked more Russiagate drama, when they reported that Mueller had written AG William Barr to complain that he’s given summaries of the report’s findings that “did not fully capture the context, nature and substance” of his team’s work. A more detailed read of the report also revealed that Mueller did not actually have complaints about Barr's representation of his lengthy report but was instead bashing the media - such as the NYT and WaPo.
As the WaPo reported earlier, Mueller III and House Democrats "have been unable to reach an agreement on how much of the special counsel’s expected congressional testimony would be public, and how much would take place in private, according to people familiar with the matter."
The special counsel’s office, along with senior Justice Department officials, has been quietly negotiating with the House Judiciary Committee, whose chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), has been eager to have Mueller testify as soon as possible.
Who is driving the dispute is a source of debate. Two people familiar with the matter said the Justice Department is deferring to Mueller, who would like for any discussions beyond the public contents of his report to be conducted in private. But another person said it is primarily the department, rather than Mueller himself, resisting a nationally televised hearing.
Needless to say, House Democrats - and Russiagate obsessed conspiracy theorists everywhere - want to press Mueller publicly about a host of issues, including whether he thought President Trump could or should be charged with obstruction if he were not the president, and whether Mueller agreed with Attorney General William P. Barr’s handling of the investigation’s findings.
With hundreds of former prosecutors - mostly Democrats - recently opining that Trump would have been charged with obstruction, based on the case Mueller detailed, Democrats are hoping that Mueller might say as much himself if pressed to testify. That, however, is proving problematic: one possibility, per the WaPo is that if Mueller felt a private allegation was unfair, "it seems unlikely he would be willing to publicly accuse the president of a crime at a congressional hearing." That would only make Democrats even more livid with rage.
So far House Democrats have been unable to get any current government officials to publicly testify about Mueller’s findings, and the White House asserted executive privilege to fight a subpoena for the unredacted report and the underlying evidence.
And yet, the DOJ has repeatedly said that the assertion of executive privilege doesn’t prevent Mueller from testifying. While Trump has offered differing opinions on whether Mueller should testify, Barr has said he had no objections.
In other words, it is now Mueller himself that will now be blamed for his suspicious lack of willingness to cooperate and testify before the American public. Surely he must be hiding something, surely he must be a Russian agent, etc.
 

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Pete Buttigieg: 'Unknowable' When Human Life Begins



“For those who have a strong view about some of these almost unknowable questions around life, the best answer I can give, is that because we will never be able to settle those questions, in a consensus fashion,” he said in response to a question about abortion limits.

Buttigieg commented on the issue of abortion during a conversation with Washington Post reporter Robert Costa.

When asked to clarify his claim that it was “unknowable” when life began, he continued: “It’s certainly unknowable in the way that scientific questions are answered, it’s a moral question.”

He argued that government should not draw any legal limits on abortion, leaving the choice solely to pregnant women.

“It’s not how we politically decide where the line ought to be drawn, the question is who gets to draw the line,” he said, calling the idea part of the framework of Roe vs. Wade.

“Roe vs. Wade is widely popular in this country because it has allowed to us to negotiate that,” he said.



And his Audience cheers..

 

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Trump running for president is about as reliable as the poop in the toilet being brown. [rofl]
Lol! [rofl]

It’s great to get to the heart of a matter!

This is the first time I decided to check the first runnings of this thread. Started by a banned member and going strong 4 years later.....
 

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Lol! [rofl]

It’s great to get to the heart of a matter!

This is the first time I decided to check the first runnings of this thread. Started by a banned member and going strong 4 years later.....
Yeah, well, be careful with that, there are still a few folks who have not recovered their sense of humor about the whole thing. At least one member went down with their ship.
 

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no way, you left out all kinds of shit,
Like bill clinton telling the AG what to do with his wife on an airport tarmac....
Married cheating lovers in the FBI sending each other texts on how they will coup our president while fapping.....
Wife of FBI agent involved, herself is involved in funding the report...

and so on
 

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no way, you left out all kinds of shit,
Like bill clinton telling the AG what to do with his wife on an airport tarmac....
Married cheating lovers in the FBI sending each other texts on how they will coup our president while fapping.....
Wife of FBI agent involved, herself is involved in funding the report...

and so on
BUT BUT BUT he talked to a guy about grabbing a pussy! [shocked]
And as we all know, the only crime worse than that would be to call "xe" a "she" !!1!

[thinking]
 

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At least the mods here got over their TDS, or at least it's in remission. Remember when they were banning people for being pro-Trump? Magaing has been so much fun! The constant outrage has really slowed down my sense of time though, it feels like President Trump has been in the oval office for 10 years!
 

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At least the mods here got over their TDS, or at least it's in remission. Remember when they were banning people for being pro-Trump?
Nobody here ever got banned only for "being pro trump" stuff. As an example, the OP from this thread got banned for trolling/shitposting elsewhere.

-Mike
 

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At least the mods here got over their TDS, or at least it's in remission. Remember when they were banning people for being pro-Trump? Magaing has been so much fun! The constant outrage has really slowed down my sense of time though, it feels like President Trump has been in the oval office for 10 years!
Man, careful! We do not want this thread to end suddenly. We have survived few sudden deaths already, so instead of talking about mods and what they have or have not done we may consider organizing 2021 Mods Reunion in some reputable venue.
View: https://youtu.be/L-JQ1q-13Ek

For the record: I still miss tremendously all of those heroes on this thread who were silenced during the Great GOP March in the swamp. God Bless Our President Trump! God Bless those who had enough wisdom not to elect House of Bush or the hybrid from Ohio! We all would be gunless by now!

This thread should remain to be just like Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. You walk in an you marvel, you share your thoughts with others around you, periodically, from somewhere high above anonymous voice will sound: "Silencio! " ........That does not necessary mean that people below will not talk anymore. They remain to be aware. ;)

This dude, for example, was serving the community by collecting the trash.........
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If you say so but 90% of posts in off-topic is trolling and shitposting.
Not nearly to the extent of what the op and other banned people have done. You guys usually don't see the point when they went full retard because that stuff often gets destroyed when they get banned.

-Mike
 

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Not nearly to the extent of what the op and other banned people have done. You guys usually don't see the point when they went full retard because that stuff often gets destroyed when they get banned.

-Mike
Some of those posts that led to a ban, possibly anonamized in a read only forum/thread would make for some hilarious reading.......and possibly provide additional insight into what NOT to say........ie a couple people might learn/make your lives easier......dunno....maybe the last part is wishful thinking
 
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