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  • #16
    Originally posted by Massena View Post
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cid=spartandhp

    Trump is on the Nixon path...except that he isn't as smart as Nixon was.
    In many respects he isn't, but he was either smart enough or weak willed enough to back down when his WH counsel threatened to resign (assuming this is all correct). If Nixon had backed off when Elliot Richardson threatened to resign he might have been able to ride out Watergate. He would certainly have had a better chance.
    Human beings are the only creatures on Earth that claim a god and the only living thing that behaves like it hasn't got one - Hunter S. Thompson

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    • #17
      Originally posted by BF69 View Post
      In many respects he isn't, but he was either smart enough or weak willed enough to back down when his WH counsel threatened to resign (assuming this is all correct). If Nixon had backed off when Elliot Richardson threatened to resign he might have been able to ride out Watergate. He would certainly have had a better chance.
      Trump's problem, besides his own big mouth, is that the investigation isn't over yet. And if he lies either to Mueller or the FBI, which is his habit (lying), that's a felony by statute.

      The guy is a train wreck waiting to happen.
      We are not now that strength which in old days
      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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      • #18
        Actually, his best option is to just not speak to either. Which he can do. There's nothing they can do to compel him, or any other individual, to speak.
        Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Massena View Post
          https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cid=spartandhp

          Trump is on the Nixon path...except that he isn't as smart as Nixon was.
          Do you ever read any of the articles you cryptically link to?
          WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered the firing last June of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, according to four people told of the matter, but ultimately backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than carry out the directive.

          If Trump wasn't smarter and/or more honest than Nxon, he would have fired McGahn and hired someone who would fire Mueller, if this article wasn't fake news. It's based on something four people said someone else told them. It's fake news.

          This is part an liiegal campaign of leaking false information by Mueller's staff...
          Mr. Mueller learned about the episode in recent months as his investigators interviewed current and former senior White House officials in his inquiry into whether the president obstructed justice.

          The leaks didn't happen before Mueller's "investigators interviewed current and former senior White House officials."
          Amid the first wave of news media reports that Mr. Mueller was examining a possible obstruction case, the president began to argue that Mr. Mueller had three conflicts of interest that disqualified him from overseeing the investigation, two of the people said.

          First, he claimed that a dispute years ago over fees at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., had prompted Mr. Mueller, the F.B.I. director at the time, to resign his membership. The president also said Mr. Mueller could not be impartial because he had most recently worked for the law firm that previously represented the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Finally, the president said, Mr. Mueller had been interviewed to return as the F.B.I. director the day before he was appointed special counsel in May.

          All of which are actual conflicts of interest. However, the two anonymous sources conveniently left out Mueller's most egregious conflict of interest: his close relationship to Comey.

          The purpose of the special counsel statute is to avoid conflicts of interest.
          They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a continuing investigation.

          They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were committing a felony.

          This is the type section for fake news:
          Mr. McGahn disagreed with the president’s case and told senior White House officials that firing Mr. Mueller would have a catastrophic effect on Mr. Trump’s presidency. Mr. McGahn also told White House officials that Mr. Trump would not follow through on the dismissal on his own. The president then backed off.

          Someone said something would happen. It didn't happen. Therefore Trump... blah, blah, blah.

          “Fake news, folks,” Mr. Trump said. “Fake news. A typical New York Times fake story.”

          The only verifiable part of the article.
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