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Posted By: Magnante, 5/29/2019 11:06:42 AM

Robert Mueller’s 11 AM statement to the media today stuck to what was in his report (which he said “speaks for itself”), but selectively highlighted and sequenced points intended to damage President Trump, providing obvious bait for impeachment proceedings. . Here is one example: …if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime. It is not the job of prosecutors to state that a suspect “clearly did not commit a crime,”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: kjack 5/29/2019 11:10:27 AM (No. 86309)
I suspect the pace of declassification and naming of names will increase dramatically. The outgoing slap may be passed along.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Faldo 5/29/2019 11:12:00 AM (No. 86312)
Funny how Her Mueller isn't asking for a declassification...? Barr let this happen because he's ready to pounce with the TRUTH...! Dems think the next step is impeachment, when it's going to be IG Report & declass. Good night, Nadler.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: happy conservative 5/29/2019 11:14:12 AM (No. 86315)
Still riding the rails. One foot in each camp. Man, this guy is a piece of work. Namby-Pamby Mueller. MAGA!!! KAG!!! Charge or shut up! Oh, you didn't charge? Then just shut up!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: udanja99 5/29/2019 11:14:16 AM (No. 86316)
I can’t wait for Mueller’s trial as co-conspirator in the biggest scandal in American history.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 5/29/2019 11:15:41 AM (No. 86318)
Muellie seems to take it personal when he can't ruin someone. However, Muellie left the door open at the end of his monologue when he expressed the opinion there was Russian interference in the 2016 election. This cuts both ways. He just set the table for AG Barr to continue investigating democratic collusion with the Russkies. Muellie's carefully chosen words do not in any way, provide cover for Comey, Brennan, Clapper. Strozk, Lynch, Billary, Obie or any of their drones.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jawone 5/29/2019 11:17:16 AM (No. 86319)
Bob Mueller will have an opportunity to prove himself innocent when Trump and Barr start prosecuting the numerous crimes committed on the Uranium One deal while Mueller was supposedly running the FBI.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Captleemo 5/29/2019 11:27:02 AM (No. 86328)
I watched Mueller's statement today and came to the inescapable conclusion that Robert Mueller is a man of very low character. We are now hearing about his time as head of the head of the FBI when he new that four innocent men were falsely imprisoned two of which ended up dying in prison and instead of having them released he let them rot in prison so as not to stain the reputation of the FBI. How he could stay in the governments employ is a mystery.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Strike3 5/29/2019 11:29:17 AM (No. 86331)
Instead of attempting to be cute, Mueller should just keep his slimy mouth shut and leave the lying to Comey. You can't prove that something didn't happen. I can't prove that I did not help the Russians spy on anybody either but I HAVE spied on the Russians. Is that okay with you, Mueller? Do you understand the difference?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: nina584 5/29/2019 11:29:52 AM (No. 86333)
My question to Mueller- If you could not indict why did you wasted 35M when you knew right away there was no collusion?????
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Reply 10 - Posted by: judy 5/29/2019 11:30:16 AM (No. 86334)
Mueller said his hands were tied, why didn't he quit 2 years ago? He said he didn't have the authority to indict, but he did have the authority to recommend indictments. Starr said Clinton was guilty 11 times, Mueller never said Trump was guilty.Why didn't he take questions? Comey & Mueller are both speaking from the same play book, they are both cowards.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: StephaniePlum 5/29/2019 11:32:11 AM (No. 86335)
I other words, we are confident there’s a pony in there someplace, we just couldn’t find it.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/29/2019 11:41:27 AM (No. 86342)
Mueller was watching when the worm tuned, Mueller was watching when the worm went back 4 years. Mueller and very many other people (HillBilly) need a "How to survive in jail" consultant.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: john56 5/29/2019 11:42:46 AM (No. 86345)
The Senate committee's should beat the House to subpoena Herr Mueller and his Swamp Gestapo. Obviously, he wants to give his biased views and avoid any questions that would shed light of his role with the deep state coup plotters .
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Reply 14 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 5/29/2019 11:44:59 AM (No. 86349)
I sure hope that he's a better man than he sometimes appears to be.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Cousair 5/29/2019 11:47:10 AM (No. 86352)
What would one expect as the defense team for the Clinton cartel. Blame everyone on the planet but the criminals that are responsible for disrupting the election demanded by the people. I think business people would call it “bait and switch”.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Jebediah 5/29/2019 11:49:38 AM (No. 86355)
Robert Mueller has had a terrible reputation in the past in terms of those he has prosecuted, often ruining the lives of innocents et al. So why was he chosen as special counsel and, having been named, why did nobody question the fact that he hired nothing but zealots like Weissman and/or kept going even after he knew that the dossier had no basis in fact. He is going out with a bang, and I suppose Comey-Like sanctimony, with his 8 minute presser this morning, encouraging impeachment by the likes of Nadler et al. There is no logic here, and innocent beyond being proven guilty is not an issue for him.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: droopydog 5/29/2019 11:50:54 AM (No. 86357)
Mueller was FBI director in 2012, and his rear end is in a sling with the spying/blackmail scandals of the Obama years. I believe this parting swipe is simply an attempt to label the coming onslaught of declassified information as some sort of retaliation.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rinktum 5/29/2019 11:51:04 AM (No. 86359)
The frustration builds every time one of these sleazy nitwits gets on television and does their tired song and dance. I cannot wait for the releasing of documents by AG Barr that will reveal without a doubt that Mueller and his buddies have been barking up the wrong tree for over two plus years. I want him to be held accountable for ignoring the real crimes that have been revealed during his investigation. He has instead focused on the guy who did nothing to interfere in the election, a fact he knew from the get go. This whole fiasco was manufactured by HRC and the democrat party in conjunction with the CIA, FBI, DOJ, and the cabal surrounding BHO. There would be NO Russian collusion without the dossier. It was Democrat conspirators who interfered with the election and then on top of that, attempted to unseat a duly elected President. And folks, they are not done yet. They are desperately trying to destroy this President. They are not in any way deterred nor do I believe they will willingly stop this nonsense. They have decided that Trump is the hill they are willing to die on and to that I say, bring it! AG Barr, I hope has nerves of steel and the required determination to see that the real criminals are brought to justice. The democrats are making a mockery of every legal and constitutional principle on which this country was founded. Allowing this to go forward will only bring more harm to this country. It is in the best interests of the country to reveal everything. Declassify every single document and let the chips fall where they may. We cannot continue to allow the dems/media to beat the President over the head with these false accusations. The country cries out for justice and we simply cannot allow the democrats to keep manipulating the narrative. It’s time to lay it all out there and let the American people decide.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 5/29/2019 11:52:36 AM (No. 86362)
Next we will be told Trump is presumed guilty until proven innocent. Mueller's statement came close. It doesn't work that way. Watch how our government works, people. Mueller suddenly pops up to offer testimony without Trump having any attempt to rebut what is being said. This is all bogus.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: tsquare 5/29/2019 11:54:15 AM (No. 86365)
Guilty until proven innocent ...does not belong in the US
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Jerseyden 5/29/2019 11:56:17 AM (No. 86368)
I must have missed the law that states only repubs have to prove they’re innocent. When are the repubs going to stop talking and start doing.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 5/29/2019 11:58:01 AM (No. 86369)
If I had confidence that YOU Mr Mueller are not a complete azzhole....that doesn't mean that we dont think YOU ARE
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Reply 23 - Posted by: lakerman1 5/29/2019 12:01:48 PM (No. 86372)
Herr Mueller has been riding dirty his whole professional life. It stands to fugure that he would go out dirty - its what he does.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Jethro bo 5/29/2019 12:09:44 PM (No. 86378)
He couldn't exonerate Trump of a crime but the guy who got him this gig, Comey, did just that with Hitlery with all kinds of evidnece, not hearsay. Mueller has don't nothing but politicized the Weaons of the Deep State.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: chillijilli 5/29/2019 12:18:03 PM (No. 86383)
Why NOW? The timing is just too curious.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Calvinesq 5/29/2019 12:19:40 PM (No. 86384)
As a prosecutor, he has no right to say someone "is exonerated." That is not his job. That is the job of the judicial system, if anything. His job is to bring criminal charges if the facts and the law fit. Nothing more. He brought no charges. I don't give a damn whether he exonerates or not. What a slimy jerk.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: crashnburn 5/29/2019 12:21:11 PM (No. 86385)
U.S citizens are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and as far as I know, Mueller and his band of partisan, vindictive henchmen, couldn't find any evidence. And as much as I know about Mueller, if there had been any evidence at all, he would have included it in his report, and recommended impeachment. It must jack his jaws every time someone, like Michael Wolfe, puts out a book with hair-brained ideas that he has to refute.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: DCGIRL 5/29/2019 12:21:34 PM (No. 86386)
Did I miss something here. What is the crime?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Marjbaldwin 5/29/2019 12:33:31 PM (No. 86389)
In spite of Mueller's weasel words today, in some ingeniously obscure way this still feels like President Trump is carefully setting up America's Deep State/Enemedia/Democrat enemies for a fall the likes of which they can't even begin to fathom.... MAGA
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Reply 30 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan 5/29/2019 12:34:01 PM (No. 86390)
When I heard this morning that Mueller was giving a statement, I said "He just wants to hang another cloud around Pres. Trump". Danged if that's not what he did. He wanted to smear the President one more time, and as the headline says: give the dems "impeachment bait". He and Comey are both lying creeps that have been exposed by this entire affair. And he doesn't want to testify because Republicans will ask him why he filled his team with Hillary lovers and when he knew there was no collusion.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: morecowbell 5/29/2019 12:39:58 PM (No. 86394)
Herr Mueller has annointed himself judge, jury, and executioner in the court of public opinion, the facts and evidence be damned. The purposeful dragging-on of Mueller's weak "collusion" investigation was obviously a politcally-driven strategy to bait POTUS into impeachable obstruction offenses. However, when POTUS didn't take the bait (i.e., by actually obstructing the investigation), Mueller was left to defend a massive nothing-burger. A prosecutor's job is never to exonnerate -- only to evaluate available evidence and recommend action, yea or nay. Since Mueller is not recommending any action, the investigation and allegations are moot, criminally speaking. Instead, Mueller has chosen to stoke the political flames after/because his politically-driven criminal investigation fell flat. Despicable.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: ginadee 5/29/2019 12:42:34 PM (No. 86396)
Mueller was despicable. He THINKS/WANTS Trump indicted for something(?). but won't do it because he has made HIS money. He will now toss the bone to the mad and hungry House. This man has no honor any side you look at it.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Starboard_side 5/29/2019 12:46:22 PM (No. 86400)
What he really says, we couldn't prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the President did commit a crime, or we would have said so.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: msjena 5/29/2019 12:54:13 PM (No. 86405)
Mueller's bias on display once again. It is not a prosecutor's job to declare someone innocent. Their job is to decide if there is enough evidence to charge someone with a crime. Even if Trump couldn't be prosecuted while in office, Mueller could have said the elements of a crime met. Ken Starr did that in his report on Clinton. Does anyone think Mueller wouldn't have done the same, if he could? No one in our justice system is required to prove his innocence, yet that is the standard Mueller is using.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Clinger 5/29/2019 12:57:27 PM (No. 86407)
So Robbie you are confessing to wasting two years for nothing? And I'm expected to give an ounce of credibility to you when deciding if you or AG Barr has just lied to WTP? Time to unleash the dogs. Any reluctance to declassify on AG Barr's part just flew out the window, nice work there Bobby.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: M2 5/29/2019 1:50:13 PM (No. 86422)
The most moral man in America just revealed his true colors and his hateful character.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Upright2 5/29/2019 1:54:04 PM (No. 86423)
There's plenty of evidence that Comey committed a crime. But he wasn't charged. There's plenty of evidence that Hillary committted a crime, but she wasn't charged.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: italianlooks 5/29/2019 2:00:37 PM (No. 86424)
Mueller is the “Black Swan” evil., a man of one conviction he does not like Trump or the USA Otherwise why would he tie the country up in knots! A loser in deed and action!
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Reply 39 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 5/29/2019 2:35:43 PM (No. 86437)
I eagerly await Mueller being called out on the spying that was illegally done by FBI contractors on Mueller's watch starting back in 2012. That spying later birthed the Russian collusion meme in an effort to cover it up. As an involved party in the mess, Mueller had an enormous conflict of interest and had no business investigating any of this. We need to remember this when he is on the line. "We cannot make a determination that Mueller did not deliberately take part in this political scandal." "However, he knew he was involved and should have recused himself from any investigations. Any investigative work he did should be considered suspect of prejudicial bias."
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Reply 40 - Posted by: winnie1 5/29/2019 3:04:15 PM (No. 86451)
Too bad Whitey Bulger died in prison, how ironic he was ready to talk about his days involved in crime and working with the FBI under who else, head of the FBI Robert Mueller. Yes Whitey ratted out the Italian mafia for the FBI in return Whitey got a pass to continue killing, with the FBI's eyes wide shut.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: chase9365 5/29/2019 4:31:09 PM (No. 86479)
What the he double hockey sticks is the mumbo jumbo coming out of Muellers mouth. Apparently anyone with a beating heart is guilty of a crime according to this dope!
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Reply 42 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/29/2019 5:48:03 PM (No. 86546)
Like Comey, Brennan, et al, another one running his mouth before the indictments come down. Still waiting to hear from Hillary!!! The fun will start when they have to rat out each other.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: mamabear 5/30/2019 2:26:45 PM (No. 87037)
Maybe I am being too cynical but, I will be very surprised if the democrats do not proceed with impeachment hearings, some type of quasi-impeachment process or keep up the impeachment threats. Not because the president has done anything wrong. But because they are terrified of pending DOJ declassification and ongoing investigations into the who-what-when-where-how-and-why's of this whole "collusion" investigation. They need an issue that will provide a big enough diversion / distraction to drown out the likely exposure of misdeeds. Predictably, the mainstream media will be totally focused on the emotions of an "impending" impeachment. Any investigation and findings of AG Barr, IG Horowitz etc. will be ignored, treated lightly or swept under the rug. I hope not and I believe prayer can make a difference. We need to know the truth.
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Los Angeles– WarnerMedia on Thursday joined a growing number of major studios threatening to pull their productions out of Georgia should a controversial abortion law in the southern US state go into effect.“We will watch the situation closely and if the new law holds we will reconsider Georgia as the home to any new productions,” the company said in a statement sent to AFP.“As is always the case, we will work closely with our production partners and talent to determine how and where to shoot any given project.” Netflix and Disney have also warned they will reconsider doing business in Georgia should the law be enacted, with Disney chief executive
Watch: Trump Shakes Literally Every
Naval Academy Graduate’s Hand
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Posted by JoniTx 5/30/2019 3:21:34 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump gave a speech to the graduates of the Naval Academy Friday morning. Then, the president went a step further, offering to shake the hands of every single graduate — more than 1,000 midshipmen. “I was given an option. I could make this commencement address, which is a great honor for me, and immediately leave and wave goodbye. Or I could stay and shake hands with just the top 100,” Trump said, “Or I could stay for hours and shake hands with 1,100 and something. What should I do? What should I do?” Trump then shouted, “Stay! Ok, I’ll stay.”
MTV Reveals First Sexually
Fluid Reality Dating Show
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Posted by NorthernDog 5/30/2019 5:15:22 PM Post Reply
MTV on Thursday announced the first sexually fluid cast for the upcoming eighth season of their hit reality series, Are You The One?, hosted by Terrence J. Following Are You the One?'s signature format, 16 singles will travel to Hawaii in hopes of finding their "perfect match" and splitting the $1 million cash prize. But, for the first time ever on a dating competition show in the U.S., there will be no gender limitations as each cast member identifies as sexually fluid. This season also introduces Dr. Frankie, a relationship expert who works with the singles to help them cope
Mount Everest climbers seen crushed together in new video as Nepal debates limiting permits 15 replies
Posted by earlybird 5/30/2019 3:17:56 PM Post Reply
A crush of climbers waiting to ascend the world's tallest summit can be seen in a new video amid the ongoing debate whether Nepal should limit permits to prevent dangerous overcrowding on the world's highest peak. Eleven people have died so far this year on Mount Everest -- including nine in Nepal -- likely due to altitude sickness, which is caused by low amounts of oxygen at high elevation and can lead to headaches, vomiting, shortness of breath and mental confusion. Nepal has issued permits to 381 people to climb Everest, which the government says is the greatest number ever.
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