It’s official: NO collusion

TRUMP WINS!
CAMPAIGN DID NOT COLLUDE WITH RUSSIANS
MUELLER DOES NOT FIND OBSTRUCTION*
NO PROOF OF CRIMES
BARR TEXT 

It’s now official. There was never any collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign. But everyone knew that, and has always known that. This was just a device to undo the election result. The most interesting outcome at this stage is to appreciate just how well PDT has played this out. He could have brought it to an end at any time, fired Mueller and taken the heat, but let it work itself through to the end.

The media and the left have shown that the media is the left. The Democrats have demonstrated their utter lack of morality. But for all that, there are still immense forces at work that might yet pull the US down, that would make it an ungovernable mess.

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144 Responses to It’s official: NO collusion

  1. stackja

    USA voters and USA news consumers can stop the immense forces and make the USA once again “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth” .

  2. stackja

    Eureka! Did Mueller Finally Find a Genuine ‘Colluder’?

    “Top Obama-linked lawyer (Gregory B. Craig) on Mueller chopping block, could be first Dem indicted under probe.” (BizPac Review, March 19)

  3. Oh come on

    Get in here and apologise, m0nty.

  4. Fisky

    Who was it who said m0nster’s wrongology was so wrong it actually went to the level of causation – i.e. by taking an opinion or position he somehow causes it to be wrong? Brilliant analysis.

  5. mh

    Monty is busy hanging his head in shame.

  6. Snoopy

    Let’s not forget.

    It was the “fuck you” to Donald Trump that cost the Australian Labor party $14,500.

    The United States Federal Election Commission fined the ALP the amount following an investigation into the behaviour of Labor party delegates volunteering with Bernie Sanders’s unsuccessful 2016 Democratic primaries campaign.

  7. OldOzzie

    Here is a link to the 4 pages letter we received from Attorney General Barr. Seems like the Department of Justice is putting matters squarely in Congress’ court. https://t.co/etLyqkoOwm https://t.co/jjZ1OLmz8D

    — (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) March 24, 2019

  8. OldOzzie

    The Australian Editorial

    Putting collusion claims to rest

    The full details of special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on alleged Russian collusion by Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign have yet to emerge. But indications Mr Mueller has found no reason to recommend further indictments should come as a relief to the President and his circle of close advisers, including members of his immediate family. Once released and studied, the report also should provide an opportunity for both sides of US politics to draw a line under the issue of uncorroborated charges of collusion that have dogged the White House for more than two years.

    As Democrats prepare for the US presidential election next year, backed by their hyperventilating, Mr Trump-hating media allies, they will do neither themselves nor the US any good if they persist in seeking to make political capital out of the issue. They should learn from the negative public reaction when Democrat house Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to embarrass Mr Trump in January by interfering with the date of his state of the union address.

    For its part, the administration must ensure full details of the Mueller report are published. From the outset, Mr Trump has derided allegations of Russian collusion by his campaign as “the single greatest witch-hunt of a politician in American history” based on “fake news”.

    While the public has grown tired of the pursuit of Mr Trump without solid evidence to back the charges, Attorney-General William Barr must ensure there is the maximum transparency as regards the report’s release. Anything less would play into hands of Trump critics who have spent two years suggesting, ludicrously, that Mr Trump might be an agent of the Kremlin.

    The US deserves deliverance from the ruinous politics of the 2016 campaign that still sees some Democrats refusing to accept the legitimacy of Mr Trump’s win, claiming it was achieved only as a result of help from Russian dirty tricks. US interests, and those of its allies, are ill-served when the credentials of the leader of the free world are undermined.

    Throughout Mr Mueller’s protracted investigation, Mr Trump, to his credit, declined the advice of those arguing he should intervene to halt the probe. Instead, as Mr Barr emphasised in a note to the US congress following delivery of the report, “there were no” instances when Justice Department officials overruled or otherwise sought to interfere in Mr Mueller’s investigative plans. That should help give the lie to claims of a cover-up.

  9. OldOzzie

    From Open Forum

    Mueller report into collusion a stunning victory for Donald Trump

    Cameron Stewart


    The report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller is a stunning victory for Donald Trump and a huge rebuff to the overblown hopes of Democrats that it would be a game-changer for his presidency.

    The summary of the Mueller report issued today by Attorney General William Barr clears the president and his aides of any collusion with Russia and says there is no legal case so support obstruction of justice charges against him.

    For the president could hardly have hoped for a greater vindication. Even thought Mueller hedged his bets on the question of obstruction of justice by declining to exonerate the president, the fact that he did not recommended charges is also an important win for Trump.

    It is a devastating defeat for the Democrats and for much of the US media who had hoped, prayed and frankly expected that Mueller would somehow find a silver bullet to end or at least cripple Trump’s presidency.

    The fact that Mueller did not find such evidence is a failure of their expectations, rather than any shortcomings by Mueller who appears to have been the lone person in this whole affair to have conducted himself with professional dignity.

    The Democrats invested far too much hope in the snippets of anecdotes which they — aided by liberal networks like CNN and MSNBC — conflated into what they said were obvious examples of collusion and obstruction.

    These include the written notes of former FBI chief James Comey about his alleged interactions with Trump and also the so-called Trump Tower meeting between Trump family and aides and a Russian lawyer to hear dirt about Hillary Clinton.

    Taken in isolation, these issues raised fair questions for sober investigation by Mueller but Trump’s opponents were too quick to add two and two and come up with six.

    We will learn more about the report as more of it is released in the weeks ahead, but there are three big takeaway from Barr’s summary.

    Firstly Mueller found Russia was actively and comprehensively trying to interfere in the 2016 US election. Russia wanted Trump to win and Hillary Clinton to lose. This is no surprise, but Mueller’s work has exposed the Russian groups that carried it out and issued several dozen indictments against those people involved. US national security is better off for this aspect of Mueller‘s investigation.
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller “appears to have been the lone person in this whole affair to have conducted himself with professional dignity”. Picture: Tasos Katopodis/Getty

    Secondly, and crucially, Mueller found that neither Trump and his team aided or co-operated with this criminal effort by Moscow. This supports the public evidence that was available and ends speculation that there was other evidence out of the public view which Mueller would somehow find.

    Thirdly, Mueller draws no conclusions on the issue of obstruction of justice, saying he did not find enough evidence to sustain such a charge but specifically adding that he did not exonerate Trump. Barr has examined Mueller’s evidence and says the Justice Department will not pursue charges.

    This non-decision by Mueller on obstruction will anger Democrats but it appears to be a fair call given the duelling nature of the evidence he was faced with. The obstruction of justice claims stemmed largely from Trump’s dealings with former FBI chief James Comey. For example Comey alleges that Trump tried to wrongly pressure him to stop the FBI’s probe into former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. But Trump denies the conversation. In the absence of further conclusive proof about both the exchange and the president’s intent, Mueller had little choice but to take no action.

    Similarly Trump’s decision to sack Comey at the time that the FBI was heading up the Russia investigation presented a dilemma for Mueller. Trump admitted in an interview afterwards that the Russia issue was on his mind when he sacked Comey, but mostly Trump in public stuck with the official reason that his sacking was linked to his handling on the Clinton email scandal.

    In the absence of further evidence, it would appear impossible for Mueller to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Trump was ‘acting with corrupt intent’ in sacking Comey.

    The bottom line of this report is that it provides the Democrats with no reasonable grounds to impeach the president. Trump’s future will almost certainly be decided at the ballot box in 2020 and his prospects are now much better than they were yesterday.

    Cameron Stewart is also US Contributor for Sky News Australia

  10. Muddy

    The outcome is irrelevant, and always has been.
    It’s the Clinging Mist strategy I have referred to previously: Ensure that wherever President Trump or anyone associated with him goes, an opaque mist surrounds him/them, obscuring any attempt at a clear analysis of his legacy. It’s not aimed at gaining new voters (for the Demonrats etc), but keeping their past ones. It’s a ‘hold’ strategy until someone comes up with a better idea.

  11. thefrollickingmole

    It did exactly what it was meant to do, blunt momentum for Trumps first term.
    The Dems and their media enablers have been greatly rewarded with no prospect of punishment for their actions, expect to see the same template rolled out from now on (after the obligatory “XXX is a nazi slurs)

    Unless there is a downside there is no reason for either the media or the Dems to cease this sort of activity.

  12. OldOzzie

    from someone who had tended to be Anti-Trump, a fairly positive take by Cameron Stewart of The Australian above.

    Thirdly, Mueller draws no conclusions on the issue of obstruction of justice, saying he did not find enough evidence to sustain such a charge but specifically adding that he did not exonerate Trump. Barr has examined Mueller’s evidence and says the Justice Department will not pursue charges.

  13. Percy Popinjay

    “No collusion”

    Gee, what a surprise.

  14. Fisky

    The dumbest conspiracy ever is finally put to rest. Lol at everyone who bought this garbage!

  15. cuckoo

    Now all I need is Pell acquitted on appeal and Brexit completed, and this will have been a pretty good year already.

  16. pbw

    OldOzzie,

    a fairly positive take by Cameron Stewart

    In one sense of the word fairly, but by no means fair. Consider this:

    Mueller who appears to have been the lone person in this whole affair to have conducted himself with professional dignity.

  17. mh

    The dumbest conspiracy ever is finally put to rest. Lol at everyone who bought this garbage!

    Shut It Down
    Fire Them All

  18. stackja

    Robert Mueller’s report findings revealed: Trump campaign did not conspire with Russia
    Sarah Blake and AP, News Corp Australia Network
    39 minutes ago

    US President Donald Trump has been handed a stunning political victory, with his “total and complete exoneration” of allegations he colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election.

    The long-running probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller found that no member of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to influence voters.

    The findings of no collusion “despite multiple Russia affiliated-efforts” and offers to the Trump campaign came after a 675-day forensic investigation led by the former FBI chief that

    included 19 lawyers, 40 FBI and intelligence agents and the issuing of 500 search warrants.

    The Mueller report summary was provided today in a letter to Congress from Attorney-General William Barr.

    Attorney-General Barr indicated in his four page letter that he did not believe there was evidence for charges of obstruction of justice, which would be grounds for the impeachment of Mr Trump.

    While the Trump camp was cleared of collusion, there was some question over whether Trump or his associates had obstructed justice, and the Mueller report did not clear him of these charges.

    “While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” Barr quoted Mueller as saying in his report.

    Mueller left the question of whether there was enough to pursue obstruction charges to Barr and his deputy attorney general.

    Barr said he did not believe there was sufficient evidence to move forward with criminal charges.

    “In cataloguing the President’s actions, many of which took place in public view, the (Mueller) report identifies no actions that, in our judgment, constitute obstructive conduct, had a nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding, and were done with corrupt intent, each of which, under the Department’s principles of federal prosecution guiding charging decisions, would need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to establish an obstruction-of-justice offense,” Barr wrote.

  19. W Hogg

    If collusion was a hoax, then that hoax was intended to
    – rig the election
    – rig the Electoral College
    – rig the mid-terms
    – corrupt the FISA court

    There should be some life sentences handed out here.

  20. Muddy

    Let’s not forget that 97% of the malignant media and Hollyweird believed in the collusion deeply and sincerely. Surely that must mean something?

  21. Boambee John

    Didn’t m0nty predict that Mueller would hold off until next year, to produce the usual Demorat/MS “October surprise”?

    Another rake please.

  22. OldOzzie

    Justice Department Delivers Mueller Conclusions To Congress – No Collusion

    In addition to investigating collusion, Robert Mueller, the special counsel, also probed whether Trump illegally obstructed the FBI’s Russia probe, either by firing James Comey as FBI director or by shutting down other parts of the probe.

    According to Barr, Mueller’s report “does not conclude that the President committed a crime,” but “it also does not exonerate him.” Barr, who took office last month, said that after consulting with Justice Department officials, including Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he determined that the evidence was not sufficient enough to show that Trump obstructed justice.

    Barr revealed in his letter that nearly 2,800 subpoenas were issued and 500 witness interviews conducted during the investigation.

    Mueller delivered a comprehensive report of his 22-month investigation to the Justice Department on Friday. The hand off signaled that the investigation was over and that Mueller would be issuing no more indictments in the probe.

  23. Gavin R Putland

    For the record, the “summary” letter released by A-G William Barr does not contain the word “collusion” or any of its derivatives. It considers only whether any Americans “conspired” or “coordinated” with the Russians. Both of these words have narrower meanings than “colluded”.

    The question for Mr Mueller was not whether there was collusion. Everybody knows there was. Rather, the question was whether the collusion rose to the level of criminality. It didn’t. Whether such behavior *should* be a crime is a question of policy, not law or fact.

  24. zyconoclast

    The investigation achieved exactly what it was meant to.
    Remember it was a nothing-burger.

    It has been a constant distraction since Trump won the election.
    Now the Dems have won the HoR they will take up where the Mueller finished.
    Nothing but distractions till 2020.

    In the meantime:
    no wall and
    no end to birthright citizenship.

  25. Gab

    Has Monty surfaced yet with today’s leftist talking points?

  26. struth

    The question for Mr Mueller was not whether there was collusion. Everybody knows there was.

    FMD.
    Official left wing bullshit narrative put in place.
    What a fucking joke.

    “Everybody knows” ( in left wing bubble land)………………..magical thinking shown here again

    Those two words together precisely mean collusion.

    conspire
    /kənˈspʌɪə/Submit
    verb
    past tense: conspired; past participle: conspired
    make secret plans jointly to commit an unlawful or harmful act.

    collude
    /kəˈl(j)uːd/Submit
    verb
    past tense: colluded; past participle: colluded
    cooperate in a secret or unlawful way in order to deceive or gain an advantage over others.

    coordinate
    verb
    past tense: coordinated; past participle: coordinated
    /kəʊˈɔːdɪneɪt/Submit
    1.
    bring the different elements of (a complex activity or organization) into a harmonious or efficient relationship.

    The have a narrower meaning……………………….?
    Fuck off and take your bullshit with you.

    Fail

  27. Gavin R Putland

    “The public seldom makes nice distinctions.” — Thomas Babington Macaulay.

  28. pbw

    “The public seldom makes nice distinctions.” — Thomas Babington Macaulay.

    But trolls specialise in distinctions without a difference.

  29. Gavin R Putland

    “Everybody knows…” Well, maybe not everybody, but you get my drift.

  30. pbw

    Note this Reuters headline.
    Mueller does not find Trump campaign knowingly conspired with Russia
    Guilty until proven innocent.
    Here’s another one.
    Mueller report does not have proof of Trump crimes -Justice Department

  31. Gavin R Putland

    It’s easier to pretend that there isn’t a difference when there is, than vice versa. The latter requires a longer attention span.

  32. Zatara

    For the record, the “summary” letter released by A-G William Barr does not contain the word “collusion” or any of its derivatives.

    What a coincidence as US Election law doesn’t contain the word “collusion” or any of it’s derivatives either.

    Mueller was assigned to investigate a non-crime. Therefore, in accordance with the Special Counsel laws which require naming a specific offense to be investigated, his entire investigation was a bogus fishing expedition from the start.

  33. Zatara

    Collusion is not a federal crime in the US except in the very unique case of antitrust law.

  34. Andreas

    My dictionary’s definition of collude:

    collude |kəˈl(j)uːd|
    verb
    come to a secret understanding; conspire: the president accused his opponents of colluding with foreigners.

  35. FelixKruell

    It’s now official. There was never any collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign. But everyone knew that, and has always known that. This was just a device to undo the election result.

    No, we haven’t always known that. I for one welcome an independent verification of that, which we now have. Especially given Mueller did find that the Russians tried to influence the election, and had meetings with various Trump campaign staff. Which gave rise to the natural question of whether there was collusion between the Russians and the campaign.

  36. What vile creatures the Left have become.

  37. Bazinga

    “collude |kəˈl(j)uːd|
    verb
    come to a secret understanding; conspire: the president accused his opponents of colluding with foreigners.”

    Heh, If it’s not secret it’s not collusion 😛
    The Demonrats could never have won this one.

  38. OldOzzie

    Mueller report ends conspiracy theory

    WSJ Editorial Board

    Well, so much for the claim that Donald Trump or his campaign conspired with Russians to steal the American Presidency. That conspiracy theory, which has distorted American politics for more than two years, expired in an instant on Sunday when Attorney-General William Barr delivered Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “principal conclusions” to Congress.

    “The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or co-ordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election,” Mr Barr wrote in a four-page letter to the Judiciary Committees of the House and Senate.

    Mr Barr’s letter also said that Mr Mueller investigated the evidence of whether Mr Trump obstructed justice but made no “prosecutorial judgment.” Mr Barr said that he and Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein examined that evidence and concluded there is nothing sufficient to prove that the President “engaged in obstructive conduct.” Mr Trump called all this an “exoneration,” and it certainly looks to be, but it’s worth stepping back from the partisan claims for some larger political context.

    The Russia conclusion in particular ought to be good news to all Americans. Mr Mueller spent two years and the vast resources of the FBI and Justice Department to search for “collusion.” He found ample evidence that Russia did try to influence the election. But he found that no one in the Trump campaign “co-ordinated with the Russian government in these efforts, despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign,” Mr Barr wrote.

    This lifts the cloud over the 2016 election that authoritarians like Vladimir Putin hope to promote with their meddling in democracies. It means no Trump officials abetted the hack into Democratic emails, and no Trump officials conspired with WikiLeaks (Roger Stone’s fantasies aside). The conclusion should restore a measure of public confidence in our political system and the integrity of U.S. elections. Imagine the political crisis had Mr Mueller found the opposite?

    The end of the collusion illusion should also cause the media to do some soul-searching about rushes to judgment. For two years, with the help of ex-Obama officials, they spun anecdotes of contacts between Russians and Trump campaign advisers into a conspiracy. With few exceptions they went well beyond First Amendment oversight into anti-Trump advocacy. But it was always odd that those individual Russia-Trump contacts never added up to anything or went anywhere, which is why we warned about waiting for the facts.

    Many in the press also took Mr Trump’s denunciations against the investigation and his odd solicitousness for Mr Putin as an admission of guilt. But Mr Trump is often his own worst enemy, and bursts of ego and anger aren’t evidence of anything but predictable Trump behaviour.

    The question has always been whether Mr Mueller would be able to connect those anecdotes into a larger conspiracy, but now we know he could not. By the way, Mr Mueller’s probe is the third to find no Russia-Trump collusion, following the House and Senate Intelligence Committee findings. Perhaps the press corps will finally take no conspiracy for an answer.

    As for obstruction of justice, some Democrats will assert that Mr Mueller’s failure to reach a conclusion justifies more investigation. They will demand to see the evidence Mr Mueller compiled, though most of this is already in the public domain since it concerned the firing of James Comey as FBI director. And they will claim that Messrs. Barr and Rosenstein are politically conflicted.

    But note that Mr Barr says that he and Mr Rosenstein took into account that Mr Mueller found that “the evidence does not establish that the President was involved in an underlying crime related to Russian election interference,” which bears on motive. Without an underlying crime, what was Mr Trump trying to cover up?

    Mr Barr says he and Mr Rosenstein reached their judgment about obstruction without getting to the constitutional issue of whether a sitting President can be indicted. But in our view Mr Trump had every right as President to fire Mr Comey for whatever reason he saw fit. The Constitution gives the President the power to hire and fire at will, and it cannot be illegal to perform an act that the Constitution says is legal, no matter the motive.

    House Democrats will have to decide what to do with all this, and their first resort will be a demand to see the entire report. Mr Barr in his letter again promised to disclose as much as he can subject to grand-jury secrecy and other Justice rules. But we also hope he includes in his disclosures the documents that explain how this entire Russia conspiracy story began at the FBI and inside the Obama Administration. With Mr Mueller’s conclusions, we now know that someone may have conned the FBI into one of the great dirty tricks in American political history.

    The Mueller report won’t end this rancorous period in American politics, but at least it should put the Russia conspiracy file to bed. And for that we can all be grateful.

    The Wall Street Journal

  39. twostix

    No, we haven’t always known that.

    Yes, we’ve always known that.

    Now about the known facts that the Obama administration spied on an opposition party’s campaign because foreign governments interfered in the US election and told them there was Russian Collusion when the Clinton Campaign went to foreign governments and asked them to hand over any dirt they had.

    You’re up for an investigation about all of that criminal conduct, aren’t you?

  40. FelixKruell

    twostix:

    Yes, we’ve always known that.

    Sigh. You might have believed it, but we didn’t know it with any certainty. There was enough evidence there to warrant an investigation.

    You’re up for an investigation about all of that criminal conduct, aren’t you?

    Sure. Go nuts.

  41. Louis

    So news.com have a front page article about how the Mueller report does not exonerate Trump. So some how Trump is still guilty of the non-crime of collusion even when they can’t find evidence of it.

    I’m waiting for the Mueller cover-up narrative to start.

    I think we all know that because of the bias in schools, the media and universities, people in 20 years time will ‘know’ that collusion was real, proved and then covered-up.

  42. twostix

    The question for Mr Mueller was not whether there was collusion. Everybody knows there was. Rather, the question was whether the collusion rose to the level of criminality. It didn’t. Whether such behavior *should* be a crime is a question of policy, not law or fact.

    “See even when we’re completely and totally wrong, we 100% right!”

    What was definitely criminal is the Obama administration spying on the Republican campaign because Russia told the Clinton campaign that Trump was a Russian Spy when the Clinton campaign went and colluded with Russia asking them to get dirt on Trump.

  43. twostix

    Sigh. You might have believed it, but we didn’t know it with any certainty. There was enough evidence there to warrant an investigation.

    No I new for certain that the elected president of the US wasn’t a Russian Spy.

    And here I am today, 100% correct.

  44. Boambee John

    The question for Mr Mueller was not whether there was collusion. Everybody knows there was. Rather, the question was whether the collusion rose to the level of criminality. It didn’t. Whether such behavior *should* be a crime is a question of policy, not law or fact.


    There was certainly collusion between the Demorats and Russian elements, including security agents via Perkins Coie, Fusion GPS and Steele. Perhaps Mueller should now be tasked to investigate that?

  45. Infidel Tiger

    I see we still have folks who will refuse to take the L, apologise and never say anything stupid again.

    Trump is the luckiest man on earth to have such wilfully stupid enemies.

  46. twostix

    The craziest thing is that nobody in the democrat establishment believed any of this nonsense either. That’s why they’re so eager to let it go today with pre-written editorials coming out all over the place ordering dumbo outer party democrat everymen to Let It Go (this is going down the memory hole as of now, you are ordered forget the last three years ever happened).

    The only people who truly believed it with all their hearts were their stupid bugman petite bourgeois followers.

  47. Zatara

    There was enough evidence there to warrant an investigation.

    The burning desire of the Left to protect their own and bring down a sitting President does not constitute evidence.

  48. Zatara

    Nor is their willingness to say, do, or destroy anything in order to accomplish that goal.

  49. Bill Thompson

    Today, ABC’s News Brekkie was all over the handing down of the report of the Mueller investigation into alleged Russian collusion by Trump during the 2016 election & alleged obstruction of justice by Trump in the firing of James Comey. On deck were ABC News journos & guest commentators, including Michael Rowland, Virginia Trioli, Matt Bevan, John Bannon & Sara James. As anyone who has been watching more balanced coverage of these issues for the last 2 years knows, there is, arguably, far more evidence of Democrat/Obama admin/DOJ/FBI collusion & obstruction than for Trump… but mum’s the word for their ABC News in that regard.

    https://youtu.be/ksv5ESu8rWo

  50. Dr Fred Lenin

    Now its payback time Trump should initiate sppecial counsel to investigate political corruptiom in the FBI, CIA, DOJ and the obama gangs participation in corrupt practices. Anothe special investigator to look at the clinton emails and foundation . I am sure the majority of Americans would approve of exposing corrupt politican and taxpayer employees ,it is after all their money vwhich keeps them .
    Trump played this farce well ,he didnt shut it down because there was nothing to find out ,just imagine if clinton had been investigated they would have got their mafia mates to bump the investigators off .
    Time to put the boot in Donald put the fear of jail into this corrupt leftist congress,that will keep them off your back nothing like lookngat jail to[ime to concentrate the mind .

  51. FelixKruell

    twostix:

    No I new for certain that the elected president of the US wasn’t a Russian Spy.

    And here I am today, 100% correct.

    Ummm…that’s nice. But not really what Mueller was investigating.

  52. FelixKruell

    Zatara:

    The burning desire of the Left to protect their own and bring down a sitting President does not constitute evidence.

    No, but the meetings and other contact between Russians and members of the Trump campaign did constitute evidence.

  53. Infidel Tiger

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Good Morning, Have A Great Day!
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  54. twostix

    Ummm…that’s nice. But not really what Mueller was investigating.

    Here comes the walk back.

    “Nobody every really said that Trump was a Russian Stooge except the thousands of times we did”

  55. Infidel Tiger

    22 month investigation found NO evidence of collusion.

    So many leftist tears.

  56. Reading through the comments, I’m convinced that leftard scumbags truly are NPC’s (non playable characters).
    It doesn’t matter what evidence you shove in front of their ugly faces.
    It doesn’t matter how often you point out that their opinions, feelz and suspicions are not evidence.
    They just keep doubling down, relentlessly, shamelessly.
    Well, farkyuze all you low life scumbags.

    One other thing. Trump isn’t going to let this pass. They went after his family. He will bring down as many of them as possible over the next 6 years. Mark my words.

  57. The hottest piece of “evidence”, the Steele “dossier” … was a cut & paste from an internet chatroom.

    You couldn’t make up stuff like this.

  58. JC

    Sorry folks. We’re really busy on the Hotline today.
    Monster’s called 7 times! Climate harkel 20. We’re suggesting the bridge solution.

    We’re not accepting numbers nuts calls. He’s on his own.

  59. JC

    The entire ABC, Fairfax, Monthly and Weekend Paper newsdesks have called.

    We’re close to calling this a mass extinction.

  60. Zatara

    No, but the meetings and other contact between Russians and members of the Trump campaign did constitute evidence.

    Bullshit. Talking to someone from another country is not evidence at all and certainly not a legitimate basis for being investigated. Unless you are trying to dress up a larger concocted lie with some inane fairytale for the ever-willing press to exploit against your opponent.

    I was chatting with a Ukrainian online the other day, we even traded some files. Is that a legitimate reason for the FBI to begin investigating me?

    I guarantee Bernie Sanders talks to his anti-US mates in Venezuela all the time and has even had meetings with them. Is that evidence to begin investigating him?

    There is plenty of video of Beto and Warren meeting with illegal alien enabler groups who are actively working to break US laws. Is that evidence for investigating them?

    Hillary was actively seeking and accepting dark money from all sorts of international sources, the Russians being one. Was that enough to investigate her? Apparently not.

  61. Lol, there was collusion alright.
    I’ve seen video of the President telling a Putin operative that after the election he will have more flexibility to negotiate with Putin.

  62. ACTOldFart

    And Trump’s been seen talking to the arch-Communist of all, Jim Jong-Un. What more evidence do you need? Guilty, guilty

  63. twostix

    So many leftist tears.

    A/G Barr monstering Mueller into binning the real findings as an explanation is in front by a nose at the moment.

    The obvious explanation: that the United States President isn’t a stooge of some creaky near-third world country that can’t even keep third world countries on its own border in line, couldn’t possible be it.

    I’ve been saying for years: these people, the white collar middle class are crazy!

  64. twostix

    Just remember leftists, as Trump now uses Obama’s Executive Order regime to rule, so to, will this new precedent of using the FBI as a political weapon, be used against you.

    You should have made sure you had him! All for nothing!

  65. Zatara

    “When you strike at a king, you must kill him” – Emerson

  66. Seco

    US President Donald Trump has been handed a stunning political victory, with his “total and complete exoneration” of allegations he colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election.

    Stunning? Yeah, as stunning as the sun rising each morning.

  67. Behind Enemy Lines

    OldOzzie
    #2969432, posted on March 25, 2019 at 9:49 am
    . . . Mueller draws no conclusions on the issue of obstruction of justice, saying he did not find enough evidence to sustain such a charge but specifically adding that he did not exonerate Trump. Barr has examined Mueller’s evidence and says the Justice Department will not pursue charges.

    Isn’t that cute.

    I draw no conclusions on the issue of Mueller’s carnal knowledge of a goat. I didn’t find enough evidence to sustain such a charge, but I’d specifically add that I did not exonerate Mueller. Pretty sure the Justice Department won’t be bringing any charges here, either.

    See how that works?

    Ah, well.

    Time for some justice. Open sedition’s an ugly thing, and it would be poor form to let it go unpunished.

  68. max

    One other thing. Trump isn’t going to let this pass. They went after his family. He will bring down as many of them as possible over the next 6 years. Mark my words.

    And yet there is no suggestion of the blowtorch being turned in the other direction.

    It’s baffling. Is he worried this will bring about some irreparable split in the nation ? What gives ?

  69. OldOzzie

    Mueller’s cop-out

    On the conspiracy issue, Mueller’s conclusion is a rout for Trump, as Steve says. According to Barr, Mueller reports that he employed 19 lawyers, aided by 40 FBI agents and other staff members. They issued more than 2,800 subpoenas and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses.

    With all of this effort, Mueller’s investigation “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.” Mueller did not find that the campaign conspired or knowingly coordinated with Russia’s efforts on social media to influence the election. Nor did he find that the campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its hacking of various email accounts. All of this, “despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.”

    This is, indeed, a rout of the Trump-hating conspiracy mongers.

    On obstruction of justice, Mueller cops out. In Barr’s words, Mueller “does not draw a conclusion — one way or the other — as to whether the examined conduct [by President Trump] constituted obstruction.” In Mueller’s words, “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”

    Thus, as Barr says, it is left to him, as the Attorney General, to determine whether the conduct Mueller describes in the report constitutes a crime.

    Maybe I’m missing something here, but I thought the point of having an independent counsel was to obtain an independent assessment as to whether the president committed crimes. The idea (or the pretext) was that this judgment shouldn’t be made by an individual beholden to Trump for his job. Instead, it should be made by the independent, untainted Mr. Mueller.

    But Mueller has declined to do this job on the obstruction of justice issue. He has punted the ball to Barr.

    Barr, for his part, has no difficulty concluding (in conjunction with Rod Rosenstein) that Trump did not commit the crime of obstruction of justice. And it’s important to note that he did not reach this conclusion based on any technicality. He states that his decision isn’t grounded in constitutional issues. Thus, it isn’t based, for example, on any theory that, as a matter of law, a president doesn’t obstruct justice by carrying out such duties as firing executive branch personnel.

    No. Barr has simply concluded that the elements of the crime of obstruction of justice are not present here. He states:

    [T]he report identifies no actions that, in our judgement, constitute obstructive conduct, had a nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding, and were done with corrupt intent, each of which, under the Department’s principles of federal prosecution guiding charging decisions, would need to be proven beyond a reasonable to establish an obstruction-of-justice offense.

    If Mueller agreed that the elements of obstruction of justice aren’t satisfied here, he should have said so. If he disagreed, he should have said that.

    By punting to Barr on obstruction, Mueller is implicitly acknowledging that the current Attorney General can be trusted to review the facts and reach an unbiased decision as to whether they describe a crime. But that acknowledgement won’t be accepted by Democrats and elements of the media.

    Thus, Barr will come under attack and, presumably, be interrogated by House Democrats. And Trump’s vindication will be less complete than it should be (from all that appears now).

    All because Mueller, in the end, shied away from doing his job.

  70. You lot make me laugh. You’re treating Barr’s handful of cherry-picked quote fragments as a complete victory.

    “Nixon got off scot free because he was never charged with a crime, so Trump is clear!”

    Wait until you see the full report.

  71. MUELLER DOES NOT FIND OBSTRUCTION*

    This is hilarious! That asterisk says so much. Expanded out, it actually says “… well maybe he does find obstruction, in fact he probably did because the facts we already know about his obvious guilt are plain to see, but he just chose not to indict a sitting President due to DOJ protocol”.

  72. Tom

    Wait until you see the full report.

    Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!! Denialising like a climate activist.

  73. twostix

    Poor m0nty.

    This is your greatest work you know. As always the gods have moved space and time to ensure the outcome is directly correlated with the amount of wrongology you personally put in.

    All Hail King Wrongologist!

  74. stackja

    max
    #2969729, posted on March 25, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. [7] [Abraham Lincoln Second Inaugural Address
    Saturday, March 4, 1865]

  75. twostix

    The “yeah but obstruction” thing is the stupidest attempt ever.

  76. Leo G

    Wait until you see the full report.

    The full report cannot be released for decades.

  77. JC

    Monster

    Stop the idiocy. It’s all over rover.

    I hate it when you get like this.

  78. FelixKruell

    Twostix:

    Here comes the walk back.

    Not really. I said exactly what I meant, just above – this was about collusion. Not allegations he was a russian spy.

  79. FelixKruell

    Zatara:

    Bullshit. Talking to someone from another country is not evidence at all and certainly not a legitimate basis for being investigated.

    Talking to someone from another country and then lying about it (or at the very least changing your story about it) is a legitimate basis for investigation, especially when it’s clear that other country was trying to influence the election outcome.

    Hillary was actively seeking and accepting dark money from all sorts of international sources, the Russians being one. Was that enough to investigate her? Apparently not.

    According to plenty of people here, it was (and is).

  80. jupes

    Steyn nails it as usual:

    Trump Tweeted his way out of the Deep State’s grip. I doubt any other Republican president would have proved so wily: It’s not difficult to imagine President Jeb deciding to do the right thing and resign for the good of the country – without ever being able to figure what it was he’d done wrong. We have witnessed an extraordinary sustained attempted coup in which senior officials of the “justice” department shoot the breeze about wearing a wire to get the goods on the elected chief executive. If there are no consequences to that, it will happen again.

    RTWT

  81. Oh come on

    Wait until you see the full report.

    LOL! As I said yesterday, m0nty spent the last two years not waiting for the report. How many times did he insist Mueller would bring about Trump’s demise?

    Honestly, this really has been worth the wait.

  82. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    we see monstie still clings to delusion. bwahahaha BWAHAHAHA BWAHHAHAHAHAHA

  83. twostix

    Trump knew to wait.

    He’s also got a plan for dealing with the treasonous fucks who kicked this all off.

    His power to deal with this is now unlimited.

  84. twostix

    When Trump kicks off the Great Purge, any democrat or public servant who gets in his way will simply be regarded as complicit in the coup.

    Watch then as the left run for the “Think of the Rule of Law!!!” cry to bowtie wearing conserva-copr yet again – hoping they’ll serve their usual role as useful idiots.

    This time though, their cry will fall on deaf ears.

  85. John64

    Mueller came up donuts. m0nty likes donuts.

  86. The simple fact of the matter is that if the Mueller report did actually exonerate Trump, the White House would have released it already. The longer he waits, the more guilty he looks.

  87. jupes

    The longer he waits, the more guilty he looks.

    Yeah he’s looking as guilty as sin right now …

    You. Fucking. Idiot.

  88. Mother Lode

    I suspected he was playing the long game – confident of ultimately being exonerated.

    It would not have just been a matter of wanting to avoid all the gossip and rumour had he intervened – that would be purely a defensive posture, and not his style.

    So now how can the Democrats object if he returns the favour.

  89. Bruce of Newcastle

    The simple fact of the matter is that if the Mueller report did actually exonerate Trump, the White House would have released it already. The longer he waits, the more guilty he looks.

    ROFL with bells on!

    Trump has said he wants to release the report.
    The House voted 413-zip to release the report.
    The ones who don’t want to release the report are the deep staters who will be hammered for treason. So they’ll play their tiresome declassification games to try and prevent it. Also I’m not seeing Hillary or Bill push for the report being released. They seem to be keeping their heads down.

    Trump team turns tables after Mueller report, calls for investigation into probe’s origin

    They’re not going to like what’s coming.

  90. Infidel Tiger

    The simple fact of the matter is that if the Mueller report did actually exonerate Trump, the White House would have released it already. The longer he waits, the more guilty he looks.

    You need massive help.

  91. twostix

    The simple fact of the matter is that if the Mueller report did actually exonerate Trump, the White House would have released it already. The longer he waits, the more guilty he looks.

    Oh m0nty.

    I’m sad for you this has rocked your world.

  92. Behind Enemy Lines

    m0nty
    #2969773, posted on March 25, 2019 at 2:23 pm
    The simple fact of the matter is that if the Mueller report did actually exonerate Trump, the White House would have released it already. The longer he waits, the more guilty he looks.

    Enough of your evasion, Monty. What about you and that goat? Exonerated yet? The longer you wait, the more guilty you look.

  93. mh

    The focus must now be on holding the Deep State operators to account.

    We’re gonna need a bigger jail.

  94. twostix

    They’re not going to like what’s coming.

    What’s coming is that the report details the massive interference in the American election by our “Five Eyes” bugman nations in order to help the US democrat establishment crush the “populist” bigoty bigot people’s choice candidate.

    Release it!

  95. Confused Old Misfit

    And even after the report is released Monty will claim that you have to wait until the “redacted” sections are revealed!

  96. Makka

    The longer he waits, the more guilty he looks.

    It’s a dark black day for you, mOron. For 2 whole years you have been running out the Mueller!! Wussia!! Impeachment!! hysteria fed to you by the psycho left that you have represented here day after day. Now, nothing, nada, zip. And like the fkwit you are, still claiming collusion!!! Sad and pathetic. Give it away .

  97. Leo G

    The focus must now be on holding the Deep State operators to account.
    We’re gonna need a bigger jail.

    I expect the President will be more circumspect, and that any broad investigation into the origins of the witch-hunt will offer a range of immunities to “operators” under investigation, and ultimately, pardons to most of the political gamesters.

  98. Trump has said he wants to release the report.

    So release it already! What’s stopping him?

    Oh right, he wants his AG to spin evidence against him some more. As is normal in a functioning republic.

  99. Behind Enemy Lines

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2969811, posted on March 25, 2019 at 3:06 pm
    And even after the report is released Monty will claim that you have to wait until the “redacted” sections are revealed!

    The redacted sections are where they reveal the truth about Monty and the goat.

  100. mh

    Monty, why are you even bothering?

    It’s over for you here.

  101. Leo G

    So release it already! What’s stopping him?

    The requirement for the AG to determine security classifications for all parts of the report and to apply redactions.

  102. stackja

    Leo G
    #2969836, posted on March 25, 2019 at 3:22 pm
    So release it already! What’s stopping him?

    The requirement for the AG to determine security classifications for all parts of the report and to apply redactions.

    There could be court cases. Releasing all could be liable to contempt of court?

  103. The requirement for the AG to determine security classifications for all parts of the report and to apply redactions.

    Bulldust, Leo. He’s covering his arse.

  104. mh

    Monty insists on giving us an insight into the mind of a leftist.

    Thank, Monty. Leftism is a mental disorder. But we already knew.

  105. Paulo Nigrum Anatis

    The fruit of the politics of destruction should be failure, and in this case it is abject failure. The Democrats credibility has got to be at an all time low after submitting the electorate to years of howling this out. They have now been thrashed and found very wanting.

    Given the seriousness of the allegations, there needs to be a rigorous review now of how the FBI and DoJ were compromised by political interference as part of this exercise that allowed these agencies to be conduits to an unsubstantiated attack on the highest office in the land.

    I wondered why Meuller’s conflict of interest wasn’t exploited earlier by Trump. Obviously Trump was supremely confident he had nothing to fear, and an enemy finding him so was the best credible outcome for him.

    Trump’s Scottish ancestry obviously gave him fishing as well as golfing acumen. For he played all the fish in this squalid little pond very well indeed, finally hauling them dripping wet to the public eye revealing the level of deceit and lies US politics and media coverage has lowered itself. Anyone in the public domain still screaming how ‘dumb’ Trump is needs to take another look at their lexicon!

    Today is a good day!

  106. Bruce of Newcastle

    M0nty – the thing must be the size of all the phone books in Australia stacked on top of each other. Five hundred-odd people interviewed some times for days. Just reading it is going to take a lot eyeball time. Then they have to decide on what bit is what security level.

    Now if you would like Trump to declassify it by executive order, that may be legal to do. But then he’ll have no barrier to doing the same for all those Hillary and DNC emails. And the rest of the lovin’ lovers emails. And all the 302’s. It would be extremely fun for all that to happen, but might be quite corrosive to the American republic.

    I’d prefer to see the whole lot out in the open, as WaPo likes to imagine it likes in their slogan. I am sure that if he tries to do so though the Dems will start squawking about security, and many innocents may get hurt – like happened when Manning did his dump.

  107. twostix

    M0nty knows that the report contains details of America’s “Allies” interfering in the election and they’re begging him to not release it.

    Poor m0nty.

  108. Monty sounds like the Greens; an electoral loss is considered a victory.

  109. Oh come on

    Oh, m0nty. You think you’re trolling us, but everyone here knows you’ll be crying yourself to sleep tonight.

  110. Slayer of Memes

    Monty is just like every other leftist… still won’t admit that he was wrong.

    He and his ilk are the worst losers in history.

    They refuse to accept the results of the election. They refuse to accept that Trump is innocent. These people lack class and honor.

    They also lack humility and most of all, intelligence.

  111. Iampeter

    The most interesting outcome at this stage is to appreciate just how well PDT has played this out.

    So, the spectacle of an administration so incompetent, that it was played into investigating it’s own sitting president over nothing, while actual crooks are TV selling their books, is what you would describe as, “well played?”

    I’m scared what you think badly played would be.

    Look! More examples of “well played!”

  112. Oh come on

    How long can m0nty remain in denial for? A very long time. He still hasn’t dealt with Nov 8, 2016.

  113. Oh come on

    Bugger off Petey, you dopey shit.

  114. stackja

    Will leftists finally drop delusions about Trump?

    James Morrow
    March 25, 2019 1:07pm
    Subscriber only

    So after 675 days, more than 2,800 subpoenas, over 500 search warrants, and 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued his report into Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with the Russians to steal the 2016 election and come up with … nothing.

    A summary of the report issued overnight Australia time reveals that the Mueller investigation found that the Trump campaign did not — repeat, did not — conspire with Moscow, though it did stop short of exonerating Trump over questions of obstruction of justice.

    This is massive news, because it means that all the countless television hours and column inches devoted to pushing the line that Trump is a Russian plant turned out to be, quite predictably, fake news.

    Instead, as anyone not suffering a terminal case of Trump Derangement Syndrome knows, the only things that cost Hillary Clinton the election were her dismal record of destabilising countries as Barack Obama’s Secretary of State, her failure to campaign in states she’d taken for granted, like Wisconsin, that ultimately fell to Trump, and her own exceedingly grand sense of entitlement.
    The Mueller investigation did not find that US President Donald Trump conspired with Moscow in the 2016 election campaign.

    Legions of commentators, pundits, and anti-Trump obsessives both in Australia and the US have spent the last two and a half years lighting Robert Mueller devotional candles (no joke: actor Patricia Arquette bragged about having such a thing on US television recently) and praying for a bombshell report that would blow Trump out of office.

    Many leftists have built entire careers around the idea that Trump is and has been a Russian agent for years, if not decades.

    You can only imagine the wailing and gnashing of teeth at the ABC, which has led the charge to convince Australians that our closest ally had been hopelessly corrupted by Vladimir Putin. Last year we taxpayers funded — among other things — a special three-part Four Corners devoted to “exposing” the ties between Trump, his business organisation, and Moscow.

    Depressingly, there is little evidence that those who did so much to whip up the collusion narrative in an attempt to delegitimise Trump’s presidency will show any sign of self-reflection.

  115. Bruce of Newcastle

    Iampeter – The Augean stables do take a bit of cleaning out. Obama stacked all the major agencies. The Left has stacked the media so badly that 92% of them swallowed the whole Wussia thing and have been squawking about it for two solid years. The use of twitter to get around the left’s lock on the information conduits has been brilliant, and the ju jitsu-like way of getting them to talk about stuff is amazing. Like the “EXONERATION” tweet this morning, when the MSM sorely wants to bury the whole thing deep as possible.

    The climate thing is one more example. Trump is against the elites of the whole western world – EU, Canada, Oz and the UN. Yet he is slowly prevailing. And that which alone would be a Presidency-making feat is just a side issue to fending off the largest and evillest conspiracy ever seen since the invention of democracy. It would’ve been nice to have someone with more gumption than Sessions, but hopefully Barr will supply that. If not he’ll be fired and someone else will be found.

  116. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1345

    Wait until you see the full report.

    Advice that you might have considered two years ago?

    Can we take it that the DNC/MSM/HuffPo talking points email has arrived?

  117. Elderly White Man From Skipton

    I guess President Trump will now apologise to Mueller for the things he said about him and the plain attempts he made to defuse any findings against him (noting, for example, the remarks at CPAC). Because it is now obvious that Mueller is not conflicted, is not a stooge for anyone and is – as many said at the time of his appointment – a stand up guy.

  118. Dr Faustus

    The requirement for the AG to determine security classifications for all parts of the report and to apply redactions.

    Bulldust, Leo. He’s covering his arse.

    Mueller used a Grand Jury in his investigations. Rule 6. of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure restricts disclosure of Grand Jury findings.

    If Trump or Barr or unilaterally released the whole document without court approval, he would be guilty of contempt of court.

    Nobody would want that, now would they?

  119. Bruce of Newcastle

    Because it is now obvious that Mueller is not conflicted

    You should ask Gen. Flynn what he thinks about that. Or Roger Stone of being arrested at 5am by a heavily armed platoon live on CNN.

    Mueller has a Uranium One investigation and possible court case to come. He, Rosenstein and Comey were all involved with the defense of Hillary and the corrupt Clinton Foundation.

    I suspect Mueller is playing a straight bat because he wants to avoid being the fall guy, which would be inevitable if he tried to play dirty with the report. He certainly played dirty with the methods he used.

  120. Boambee John

    Nobody would want that, now would they?

    You mean apart from Shrillary, AOC, Bernie! Mad Maxine, DiFiChiSpy, most of the MSM, and, of course, m0nty and Numbers?

  121. Tim Neilson

    Because it is now obvious that Mueller is not conflicted, is not a stooge for anyone and is – as many said at the time of his appointment – a stand up guy.

    You may be right but there’s a far more probable explanation.

    Ever heard of the word “self-preservation”?

    Mueller knew ages ago that he’d never be able to mount a remotely plausible case against Trump, and eventually he’d have to come clean. Launching a spectacular open court fail against Trump was never an option. That would leave Trump with the maximum possible motive for revenge, and wouldn’t earn him any points with the montys of this world who’d believe that he’d deliberately thrown the case as part of a pro-Trump conspiracy.

    So from the moment it was obvious that there was zero evidence, the best thing for his own safety was to admit it in the end. Trump may be mollified and the “progressives” were never going to accept that result anyway.

    That leaves him as a potential target for the “progressives”. So before admitting the truth he had to put on as good a show as possible to burnish his “progressive” credentials so when the Dems get back in power they won’t destroy him.

    Squibbing on “obstruction of justice” is one of his figleaves.

    Likewise all the things like entrapment “process” crimes against Flynn and out-of-scope vigilantism against Stone.

    It’s been spectacular theatre. Whether it’s been good governance is a different issue.

  122. a happy little debunker

    ‘Their ABC’ is on point, yet again when they ask

    There’s also the open question of why several of Mr Trump’s former associates felt the need to lie to investigators about their interactions with the Russians if there was nothing to hide?

    Anyone familiar with how the FBI misuses of 302’s memo’s written after the fact – instead of interview transcripts would be asking

    There’s also the open question of why several of Mr Trump’s former associates felt the need to plead guilty to ‘lying’ to then FBI?


    Their ABC goes onto identify that

    Obstruction of justice could be a felony crime, punishable by anything from a few fines to 10 years in prison.

    They fail to admit that without a crime being committed – then justice could not have been obstructed.

    Wackadoodles

  123. Empire 5:5

    Gavin R Putland
    #2969478, posted on March 25, 2019 at 10:19 am
    For the record, the “summary” letter released by A-G William Barr does not contain the word “collusion” or any of its derivatives. It considers only whether any Americans “conspired” or “coordinated” with the Russians. Both of these words have narrower meanings than “colluded”.

    The question for Mr Mueller was not whether there was collusion. Everybody knows there was. Rather, the question was whether the collusion rose to the level of criminality. It didn’t. Whether such behavior *should* be a crime is a question of policy, not law or fact.

    The collusion you speak of Gavin, the collusion “everyone knows there was”, what is this collusion and where do you think it’s hiding?

    For two years it’s all Trump’s enemies have spoken of, but for the life of me I can’t find it.

  124. Elderly White Man From Skipton

    Bruce Novocastrian: The fact that Mueller found nothing on Trump has nothing to do with Stone etc. Let’s see what sticks.
    Tim the Legal Eagle: Your description implies that Mueller initiated this investigation, yet you know he did not. Seems to me that he has confirmed the opinion of many (including Republican leadership) at the time of his appointment.
    I remain appalled at the remarakble modern tendency of people to talk about political things as if it’s partisan football. This stuff is serious.

  125. Empire 5:5

    This stuff is serious.

    No it isn’t. The whole charade was a total partisan hit job.

    She was never supposed to lose, remember?

  126. Empire 5:5

    Iampeter
    #2969910, posted on March 25, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Rather than your usual ploy of playing the empty vessel sniping from the side lines, why not share your superior intellect and map out what POTUS Pete would have done.

  127. Empire 5:5

    twostix
    #2969880, posted on March 25, 2019 at 3:45 pm
    M0nty knows that the report contains details of America’s “Allies” interfering in the election and they’re begging him to not release it.

    Poor m0nty.

    ————————-

    George Papadopoulos
    @GeorgePapa19
    ·
    9h
    Get ready to see what I have been telling the world about Alexander Downer being used as a weaponized asset against me.

  128. Mother Lode

    Monty sounds like the Greens; an electoral loss is considered a victory.

    And in other great news from Big Brother, from next week the chocolate ration is to be increased from 5 to 3 grams.

  129. Zatara

    Mueller deserves no apology.

    There is no doubt he was Mueller both conflicted and a bit of a bastard. A simple look at the anti-Trump staff of investigators he recruited proves the confliction. But there was plenty of other evidence including his disgusting use of perjury traps and press leaks. Trump was right to keep reminding us of the witch hunt nature of this farce of an investigation.

    However, with the eyes of the whole world on him Mueller couldn’t invent a case or conjure up evidence of something that never happened. He gets no accolades for doing what he had no choice but to do.

  130. dover_beach

    Dear oh dear, Monty is delusional.

  131. Sydney Boy

    Am I the only one bathing is Monty’s tears?

  132. RobK

    JC,
    We’re really busy on the Hotline today.
    😊 charity should have limits too.

  133. candy

    If there was a document or recorded ligit conversation by Trump with a Russia person that 100% proved collusion, it would have been out there the day after the election.

    It simply does not exist. Logically, why would the Dems hold onto 100% proof for years. It does not exist because collusion did not occur.

  134. Fisky

    m0nty, you must admit that you have been defeated, and surrender!

  135. Mother Lode

    Monty has been on a conspiracy high for the last two years – and like any druggie completely unaware of how ridiculous his antics look as he plays along with arctic induced whims.

    Well, his supplier has upped stumps and the streets are dry.

    He must face his biochemical reckoning – or find a substitute (like an alcoholic with mouthwash).

  136. Mother Lode

    ‘Arctic induced’

    Siri’s pervasive prudishness and officious corrections are tragically emblematic of the spirit of censorship that permeates the large social media businesses.

  137. Mother Lode

    Should have been ‘narcotic induced’.

  138. m0nty, you must admit that you have been defeated, and surrender!

    Yeah nah. I don’t trust anything this administration says as far as I can kick it. They lie constantly about everything.

    Wait until the full report is released.

  139. Oh come on

    Get help, m0nty. It will probably help you face the truth.

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