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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #28980 on: March 22, 2019, 09:29:11 am »

The democrats have said that they'll subpeona Mueller if the investigation is shut down; presumably if the report is withheld they'll do the same thing.
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #28981 on: March 22, 2019, 10:56:48 am »

I like to imagine every time Mueller steps out of his office to get a cup of coffee or go to the bathroom there's just this hush of silence through the building as everyone wonders if he's done yet.
You know, it's kind of odd that we've become so enured to leaks that we find it exceptional that Meuller is doing his job and not leaking the investigation so openly that we all know exactly where he is with it.
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« Reply #28982 on: March 22, 2019, 11:18:18 am »

I like to imagine every time Mueller steps out of his office to get a cup of coffee or go to the bathroom there's just this hush of silence through the building as everyone wonders if he's done yet.
You know, it's kind of odd that we've become so enured to leaks that we find it exceptional that Meuller is doing his job and not leaking the investigation so openly that we all know exactly where he is with it.

It's extremely watertight even by Washington D.C. standards, which is what makes it so notable. Though it's still a hell of a contrast with the leaky sieve (though a sieve is leaky by default...) of a White House.

The democrats have said that they'll subpeona Mueller if the investigation is shut down; presumably if the report is withheld they'll do the same thing.

IMO, it should be leaked, ALL of it. Obviously stuff like methods and people whose lives would be at stake if they got revealed should be redacted, but it should be minimally minimally (not an error) redacted.
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #28983 on: March 22, 2019, 12:03:44 pm »

Trump-Era Gothic: The report will be published tomorrow. It is always tomorrow. Tomorrow, the walls fall and civilization crumbles. It's always tomorrow.

Edit: Apparently it finally happened. The walls are falling.
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #28984 on: March 22, 2019, 01:18:43 pm »

Certain activities at the Mueller office have led to speculation that the conclusion to his investigation is imminent.
Sounds similar to the "it'll release next week" reports that were coming out a month ago.
Those reports have been coming out since like the investigation started, mind. Not just last month. It'll happen when it happens.

... hell, part of me wonders if he's not going to just wait until late next year, cheerfully digging a deeper hole to bury people in. It'd be one way to finagle not having to worry about indicting a sitting president :-\
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #28985 on: March 22, 2019, 03:21:16 pm »

I definitely assume he's got lots of dirt. Otherwise he would have stopped the investigation by now - the big issue is likely pinning it on Trump himself somehow, or there's other leads to some manner of conspiracy and he wants to grab everyone at once. I expect Meuller could get most of the actors in the collusion proper if he finished up now, but he might not be able to hit Trump hard enough to shake a Republican senate, or perhaps he wants to grab the whole family and make a statement, since they seem to have all been involved in some way. But if he had no dirt at all, there would be no reason to keep the investigation running and keep doing actual work, which we can see by the constant arrests and questioning.

Meuller's working on a Fel artifact right now, I think he's just hoping to hold out for some Noble bones, if you know what I mean.

Either way, I'm going to be skeptical of the "Meuller's finishing up next week!" reports until the man himself finally comes out of seclusion. Just saying over and over again that Meuller is almost done isn't really doing anything but degrading the doomsayer's credibility when he inevitably doesn't.
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #28986 on: March 22, 2019, 03:56:04 pm »

MSNBC ran a headline about Trump rescinding the NK sanctions for seemingly no reason, has anybody else heard about this?

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« Reply #28987 on: March 22, 2019, 04:06:06 pm »

MSNBC ran a headline about Trump rescinding the NK sanctions for seemingly no reason, has anybody else heard about this?
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #28988 on: March 22, 2019, 04:15:37 pm »

Trying to bring Kim back to the table would be my guess.
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« Reply #28989 on: March 22, 2019, 04:20:54 pm »

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« Reply #28990 on: March 22, 2019, 04:23:06 pm »

Trump is a rather shitty negotiator for all his bluster
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #28991 on: March 22, 2019, 04:36:58 pm »

Mueller has now finished the Russia probe and delivered his report to the AG.

Needs to be leaked already....

Wow.  I guess if people predict the end of something enough times it'll eventually happen.  And it feels like the leaking holes have been plugged enough lately that we probably won't get any sneak peeks.
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« Reply #28992 on: March 22, 2019, 04:37:56 pm »

Trump is a rather shitty negotiator for all his bluster
No, this is just interdimensional genius levels of intellect that we can't even begin to fathom. That's why it looks like it's shitty negotiation; we can't comprehend how smart it is.

Mueller has now finished the Russia probe and delivered his report to the AG.

Needs to be leaked already....

Wow.  I guess if people predict the end of something enough times it'll eventually happen.  And it feels like the leaking holes have been plugged enough lately that we probably won't get any sneak peeks.

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« Reply #28993 on: March 22, 2019, 04:51:41 pm »

A broken doomsayer is right twice an eternity.
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« Reply #28994 on: March 22, 2019, 04:53:11 pm »

Why twice?  Wouldn't it be once an eternity?
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