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    http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/27/politi...ion/index.html

    My money's on Porky Paulie. Get READY bitches, the heads are probably gonna start to roll, lol...

    Washington (CNN)A federal grand jury in Washington, DC, on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter.

    The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday, the sources said. It is unclear what the charges are.
    A spokesman for the special counsel's office declined to comment.
    Mueller was appointed in May to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

    Under the regulations governing special counsel investigations, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has oversight over the Russia investigation, would have been made aware of any charges before they were taken before the grand jury for approval, according to people familiar with the matter.

    Little chance Congress can kill Mueller's funding


    On Friday, top lawyers who are helping to lead the Mueller probe, including veteran prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, were seen entering the court room at the DC federal court where the grand jury meets to hear testimony in the Russia investigation.
    Reporters present saw a flurry of activity at the grand jury room, but officials made no announcements.
    Shortly after President Donald Trump abruptly fired then-FBI Director James Comey, Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel. Mueller took the reins of a federal investigation that Comey first opened in July 2016 in the middle of the presidential campaign.
    Mueller is authorized to investigate "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation," according to Rosenstein's order.The special counsel's investigation has focused on potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, as well as obstruction of justice by the President, who might have tried to impede the investigation. CNN reported that investigators are scrutinizing Trump and his associates' financial ties to Russia.



    Mueller's team has also examined foreign lobbying conducted by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and others. His team has issued subpoenas for documents and testimony to a handful of figures, including some people close to Manafort, and others involved in the Trump Tower meeting between Russians and campaign officials.
    Last year, the Comey-led investigation secured approval from the secret court that oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to monitor the communications of Manafort, as well as former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, as part of the investigation into Russian meddling.
    In addition to Mueller's probe, three committees on Capitol Hill are conducting their own investigations.
    CNN's Marshall Cohen, Mary Kay Mallonee and Laura Robinson contributed to this report.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbacks View Post


    Dream on, Pal. If it ain't Porky Paulie, the upset will be pulled by the traitorous douchebag who chanted "Lock her up," Flynn. You remember him, the scumbag who was an undeclared agent for both Russia AND Turkey and stupidly kept yapping on the phone about sensitive information after being warned NOT to?
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    And, in a probably NOT unrelated move, a Rump lackey, who was appointed to FIVE jobs by Rump in a short time, resigns(rumors are that he may be a witness):

    http://www.newsweek.com/dana-boente-...a-probe-695424

    With the resignation of Dana Boente on Friday as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to replace another Obama-era holdover in the Department of Justice line of succession. If Trump demands that the department fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and if enough officials resign or get fired rather than carry out his order, the decision to do so could fall to Boente’s successor.
    As Attorney General Jeff Sessions has told the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump has been interviewing candidates for some of the 93 open U.S. attorney positions. Democratic lawmakers and legal analysts have claimed his involvement in that process is inappropriate. But the Eastern District of Virginia role is especially important, thanks to an executive order that Trump signed in March.
    The order altered the line of succession at the top of the Justice Department. The order includes three U.S. attorneys, meaning that making departmental decisions such as whether to fire Mueller could fall on one of them. Mueller is overseeing the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign.

    Sessions recused himself from matters involving the Trump campaign, so Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is in charge of the Mueller probe. If Rosenstein can no longer oversee the investigation—if he quits or recuses himself, or Trump fires him, for example—the responsibility would fall on Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand. Given that she used to work at the same law firm as Mueller, it’s possible she would recuse herself.
    If Brand cannot or decides not to oversee the probe, Sessions by law can designate someone to do so, such one of the dozen assistant attorneys general, or newly confirmed Solicitor General Noel Francisco. But not all of the assistant attorney general posts are filled, and people serving in acting capacities cannot participate in the line of succession.
    If none of those people are available to oversee the probe—say, they all resign or allow Trump to fire them, as happened in the “Saturday Night Massacre” of 1973, when officials resigned instead of following President Richard Nixon’s demand to fire a special prosecutor—then the U.S. attorneys for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Eastern District of North Carolina and the Northern District of Texas would be next in line to take charge, respectively, according to the March executive order.
    It is not unusual for a president to alter the line of succession as Trump did; former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush did so several times.

    “You do have an awful lot of people to go through,” a former Republican-appointed U.S. attorney, who asked for anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject, previously told Newsweek. But the scenario is possible. “Nobody really wants to fire Mueller,” the former U.S. attorney said. “Everybody’s recognized, in those positions, that whatever you’re doing could be Watergate. It’s got the potential to be historic. All these people want to be on the right side of history.”
    Another former U.S. attorney, John Wood, who served in the Western District of Missouri starting under George W. Bush and who was a counselor to former Attorney General John Ashcroft, has told Newsweek, “It would be unusual to have a U.S. attorney be in that position of power.” He pointed out that during the George W. Bush administration, an assistant attorney general, Peter Keisler, was chosen to temporarily take the place of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales instead of someone more senior.
    Boente has served with the Justice Department for more than three decades. In 2015, Obama nominated him to the Eastern District of Virginia post, and the Senate confirmed him. Since April, he has also been serving as the acting assistant attorney general for the National Security Division of the Justice Department. Trump’s nomination of John Demers for that position is pending in the Senate. Before the National Security Division role, Boente had been acting deputy attorney general, and acting attorney general, following Trump’s firing of former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates in January. He will remain an acting assistant attorney general until Demers is confirmed, according to The Washington Post.
    The Eastern District of Virginia holds additional significance in the Mueller probe, as that is where the special counsel reportedly began using a grand jury, around July.
    Recent reports about a Russian uranium deal that was signed while Mueller was FBI director have heightened calls for his firing or resignation. Trump has described the special counsel investigation as a “witch hunt.” The president tweeted on Friday, prior to the news of Boente’s resignation, “It is now commonly agreed, after many months of COSTLY looking, that there was NO collusion between Russia and Trump. Was collusion with HC [Hillary Clinton]!”
    Trump’s opportunity to appoint an additional U.S. attorney will likely trouble analysts who have expressed concerns about his involvement in that process. “After the abuses of the Watergate era and over successive administrations, the Department of Justice has sought to adhere to strict guidelines to insulate the department and Federal Bureau of Investigation from inappropriate intervention or pressure by the president and the White House,” Representative Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House intelligence committee, said in a statement Friday. “In the10 months since President Trump took office, we have seen vital safeguards against the abuse of power erode, or even fail.” The statement seemed unrelated to the Boente resignation.
    Preet Bharara, who Trump fired as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, argued during the October 19 edition of his podcast Stay Tuned With Preet that Trump’s interviewing candidates for those positions is wrong. “I can tell you it is highly unusual and probably really inadvisable for any president, and particularly this president...to be interviewing personally people for those jobs,” he said.
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    Uranium One Mueller!

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    Mueller facing new Republican pressure to resign in Russia probe

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017...sia-probe.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheriff Joe View Post
    Mueller facing new Republican pressure to resign in Russia probe

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017...sia-probe.html

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    Yeah, I'll just BET they want him to resign, lol. And why in the world would life long Republican, longest tenured FBI head after Hoover Mueller have an ax to grind against a pure-as-the-driven snow Rump? None of you nitwits ever answers that annoying question, do you? Now we see why Twittler and those idiots at Faux News were working so hard to spin all these bullshit stories about funding the Russia dossier, hiding it, yada, yada, yada: somebody leaked to them that the shit was about to hit the fan, so they started a desperate campaign to divert attention from that inconvenient truth. Paulie Walnuts-in-a-vice, or the triple agent scumbag Flynn, which of them will get to do the perp walk. Hey, how about BOTH?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafinch View Post
    Yeah, I'll just BET they want him to resign, lol. And why in the world would life long Republican, longest tenured FBI head after Hoover Mueller have an ax to grind against a pure-as-the-driven snow Rump? None of you nitwits ever answers that annoying question, do you? Now we see why Twittler and those idiots at Faux News were working so hard to spin all these bullshit stories about funding the Russia dossier, hiding it, yada, yada, yada: somebody leaked to them that the shit was about to hit the fan, so they started a desperate campaign to divert attention from that inconvenient truth. Paulie Walnuts-in-a-vice, or the triple agent scumbag Flynn, which of them will get to do the perp walk. Hey, how about BOTH?!?!
    Hilarious you've actually convinced yourself this "leak" from Fake News Central is real!

    Looks like your boy is getting VERY nervous with the recent headlines. Ya know what they say Erv, a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich:





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    Currupt Comey and Mueller destroyed the cedibility of the FBI.
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    The timing of the filing of criminal charges is perfect for burying the dirty dossier scandal.
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    Is the rat going to arrest himself? He is a major player!

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    Now we have arrest warrants when the wheels are coming off the investigation

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    But on a serious note does anyone find the timing of these indictments suspicious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superbeets View Post
    What's the matter, Brit Twit, your little dinosaur brain can only fart out one sentence at a time at night? What's suspicious is the Virginia DA who who 5 jobs given to him by Twittler resigning today, no notice, announced today, and he's GONE today. We now have a better idea of why the Repubs were floating some much boooooooooolshit during the week, 'cause they got wind the shit storm was coming. Man, when Paulie Walnuts-in-a-Wringer and/or In(jail)like Flynn start rattin' people out, it's gonna be beautiful to see, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superbeets View Post
    But on a serious note does anyone find the timing of these indictments suspicious?
    If The Timing feels suspicious to you then it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HamGlaze View Post
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