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Five arguments the Mueller report won´t settle

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Posted By: MissMolly, 4/15/2019 5:26:40 AM

Attorney General William Barr has promised to release a redacted version of the Mueller report this week. It will of course consume the political conversation for days, but even now it is clear that, as much as the report might be talked about, it will not settle the main arguments that have raged about the Trump-Russia affair for more than two years. Here are five debates that won´t be resolved, no matter how much of the report Barr makes public: 1. Collusion. On the face of it, Barr´s summary of Mueller´s conclusion could not be clearer:

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Locarno 4/15/2019 6:27:42 AM (No. 34535)
Previously, I held a reasonable level of respect for Byron. But this double-speak he does here is not doing him any favors. Example: ´they (democrats)can impeach the president for any reason they choose..´ No, they can´t. The law clearly states ´high crimes and misdemeanors´. Now, one could argue what that means technically. However, practically, this would mean ´collusion´(which did not occur on our side) or I suppose ´obstruction´, but that would have to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.( It wasn´t).

The Mueller report isn´t going to satisfy anyone on the Left, as they have no reason or morals whatsoever, and are hell-bent on trying to destroy our POTUS. If it doesn´t say what they want it to, they´ll simply interpret it their way and continue their lunatic march off the cliff.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 4/15/2019 7:08:29 AM (No. 34532)
Five FANTASY arguments the Mueller report won´t settle. This article is trite.

Collusion, as a legal charge, has a meaning; working together to further ILLEGAL goals. It could be said I "colluded" with my wife´s friends to get together for her surprise birthday party but that has no legal or even ethical challenges associated with it. If Byron is going to say that the dems could twist language to make up things, well, that´s what dems always do. MOST people are NOT going to ask such a question or think much of the dems efforts to drum one up.

Byron upends the exoneration issue about obstruction himself. No one can ever claim they are completely free (exonerated) from possibly having committed a crime. After a through investigation, a finding of no chargeable crimes IS exoneration. That is as good as it gets. That is why we are PRESUMED innocent. Again, dem delusions will obviously continue.

As stated, impeachment is a political not a criminal process. It can never be "settled".

Investigating the genesis of the investigation OF COURSE will not be answered by Mueller. Mueller´s job was to BLOCK such inquiries by keeping the focus on a FALSE narrative; one that has now been as dismissed as much it can be.

Was Mueller going to critique the existence of his office? Of course not. It would be absurd on its face. Neatly however, Mueller´s failure to find any solid evidence of Trump campaign involvement with illegality goes a long way toward spotlighting the pointlessness of the investigation. Barr digging further should push the investigation from pointless to illegal and unethical.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hoopsfan 4/15/2019 7:13:25 AM (No. 34533)
A swing and a miss by Byron.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: chillijilli 4/15/2019 7:54:56 AM (No. 34536)
The five arguments are already yesterday´s news. We now have George Conway and Madcow out there flooding TwitterWorld with a grammar question about Barr´s odd use of the bracketed "T" in his summation:
FTT: Barr quotes Mueller: “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
Barr omitted first part of that sentence. Want to bet it starts with “Although”?
The enraged libs are apparently convinced that Barr used the "bracketed T" to indicate word omission at the beginning of the sentence and had those words been included they would´ve completely changed the meaning of the most important sentence in his summation.
Be prepared 24/7 grammar lessons and maybe diagraming of sentences when the summation is released. Dig out your Blue Books.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: philsner 4/15/2019 8:14:36 AM (No. 34542)
Byron got bit by a democrat zombie.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 4/15/2019 8:50:32 AM (No. 34538)
The announcements of upcoming releases ever since the Mueller circus began are always a week away and are always disappointing pieces of dead air when they are finally released two months later.

The MSM, like Sean Hannity, have been covering Russiagate for so long that they have absolutely nothing else to discuss. What is happening in Korea or China? Will Britain knuckle under to the NWO slavemasters? Has Germany collapsed yet? Are the Palestinians going suicidally mad over Bibi´s reelection?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/15/2019 10:16:55 AM (No. 34534)
Trump is innocent of all charges. I am done with Mueller, and am moving on.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 4/15/2019 11:24:29 AM (No. 34539)
York should have skipped this. A long rambling piece that goes nowhere.

He has always sounded a bit vague. Now he sounds like he’s trying to play both sides of the street.

Disappointing.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bighambone 4/15/2019 11:25:02 AM (No. 34529)
By insinuating that President Trump has not been exonerated for an offense that never occurred, “colluding with the Russians, and by putting that in his Report, Mueller was both throwing his buddy Comey a bone, and was pushing his Investigation targeting Trump over to the Democrat controlled House of Representatives to do their thing in going about investigating and impeaching Trump probably during the run-up to the 2020 election. It is all political.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Starboard_side 4/15/2019 12:08:54 PM (No. 34540)
The whole con was to insinuate that Trump somehow didn´t win legitimately, that he "stole" the election with Russia´s help.

And, then with the "dossier" it would be a simple means of prosecuting Trump with an impeachment trial since everyone would be appalled and turn on him.

Rod Rosenstein even admitted the other day that the criticism of Barr´s recap is bizarre, and he knows what´s in it. And, he knows there was no collusion 2 months after Mueller started his investigation.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 4/15/2019 12:19:36 PM (No. 34541)
I agree #1. Byron is either actually on the side of the Deep State, but desperately fighting to keep from being uncovered and rendered useless and unemployable like George Will or Bill Kristol, or he is really not very bright, cannot see all the obvious criminal behavior there by the CIA, FBI, DoJ and Dept of State under Obama.

Either way, I am losing my faith in York. I used to think he was a good reporter. Now, not so much, either stupid and easily fooled, or actually one of THEM.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chuzzles 4/15/2019 1:09:49 PM (No. 34531)
Byron slid off the deck a long time ago. The Left refuses to accept reality, even when somebody like Holder tells them so. They have never accepted the investigation results into the Trayvon Martin death have they. So I think all they want to do is get hold of this report for purposes of fundraising and to terrorize the private citizens who testified before Mueller´s grand jury. They just will not accept that Trump did NOTHING.

Time for some remedial education regarding the Constitution Byron. If you believe some of this stuff truly, you are as deluded as the Left is.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird 4/15/2019 5:17:25 PM (No. 34530)
CTH had some unusual remarks about Byron in this article (which was also posted earlier):

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/04/13/mark-meadows-ig-horowitz-has-interviewed-kortan-pientka-and-
three-others-also-trump-has-never-read-any-documents-related-to-declassification/
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 4/15/2019 5:34:33 PM (No. 34537)
I read that previously, #13, and wondered if Byron is just plain ignorant, willfully ignorant, a bit stupid, or actually a deep cover Deep Stater trying not to get unmasked like George Will, Bill Kristol and Max Boot.

Still hard to say, but if he keeps it up the "stupid" or "deep stater" become more and more certain, although still not sure which. Any guy with normal intelligence should be figuring this out by now, if honest.

My first boss, a smart guy and good man once opined, "Never assume malice for an action which can be as easily attributed to incompetence or stupidity. Incompetence and stupidity are far more common than actual malice."

I always try to keep that in mind, but these days, there is SO much clear malice that it is often difficult.
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