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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:13 PM

Hillary Clinton: Mueller documented a serious crime against all Americans. Here's how to respond.

Hillary Clinton: Mueller documented a serious crime against all Americans. Here’s how to respond.
By Hillary Clinton April 24 at 4:44 PM

Our election was corrupted, our democracy assaulted, our sovereignty and security violated. This is the definitive conclusion of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report. It documents a serious crime against the American people.

The debate about how to respond to Russia’s “sweeping and systemic” attack — and how to hold President Trump accountable for obstructing the investigation and possibly breaking the law — has been reduced to a false choice: immediate impeachment or nothing. History suggests there’s a better way to think about the choices ahead....

Second, Congress should hold substantive hearings that build on the Mueller report and fill in its gaps, not jump straight to an up-or-down vote on impeachment. In 1998, the Republican-led House rushed to judgment. That was a mistake then and would be a mistake now.

Watergate offers a better precedent. Then, as now, there was an investigation that found evidence of corruption and a coverup. It was complemented by public hearings conducted by a Senate select committee, which insisted that executive privilege could not be used to shield criminal conduct and compelled White House aides to testify. The televised hearings added to the factual record and, crucially, helped the public understand the facts in a way that no dense legal report could. Similar hearings with Mueller, former White House counsel Donald McGahn and other key witnesses could do the same today.

Third, Congress can’t forget that the issue today is not just the president’s possible obstruction of justice — it’s our national security. After 9/11, Congress established an independent, bipartisan commission to recommend steps that would help guard against future attacks. We need a similar commission today to help protect our elections. This is necessary because the president of the United States has proved himself unwilling to defend our nation from a clear and present danger. It was just reported that Trump’s recently departed secretary of homeland security tried to prioritize election security because of concerns about continued interference in 2020 and was told by the acting White House chief of staff not to bring it up in front of the president. This is the latest example of an administration that refuses to take even the most minimal, common-sense steps to prevent future attacks and counter ongoing threats to our nation....

We have to get this right. The Mueller report isn’t just a reckoning about our recent history; it’s a warning about the future. Unless checked, the Russians will interfere again in 2020, and possibly other adversaries, such as China or North Korea, will as well. This is an urgent threat. Nobody but Americans should be able to decide America’s future. And, unless he’s held accountable, the president may show even more disregard for the laws of the land and the obligations of his office. He will likely redouble his efforts to advance Putin’s agenda, including rolling back sanctions, weakening NATO and undermining the European Union.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/hillary-clinton-mueller-documented-a-serious-crime-against-all-americans-heres-how-to-respond/2019/04/24/1e8f7e16-66b7-11e9-82ba-fcfeff232e8f_story.html?utm_term=.61c4fa6f7807

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Reply Hillary Clinton: Mueller documented a serious crime against all Americans. Here's how to respond. (Original post)
mcar Apr 24 OP
KayF Apr 24 #1
mcar Apr 24 #5
ffr Apr 24 #2
mcar Apr 24 #6
brer cat Apr 24 #3
msdogi Apr 24 #4
mcar Apr 24 #7
Funtatlaguy Apr 24 #8
mcar Apr 24 #18
Andy823 Apr 24 #9
bluestarone Apr 24 #10
Andy823 Apr 24 #11
mcar Apr 24 #19
Andy823 Apr 24 #26
gademocrat7 Apr 24 #12
triron Apr 24 #13
Hekate Apr 24 #14
mcar Apr 24 #20
Lonestarblue Apr 24 #15
dlk Apr 24 #16
N_E_1 for Tennis Apr 24 #17
volstork Apr 24 #21
superpatriotman Apr 24 #22
mcar Apr 24 #23
NYMinute Apr 24 #24
sheshe2 Apr 24 #27
BlueFlorida Apr 24 #25
Cha Apr 24 #28
misanthrope Apr 24 #29
lunamagica Apr 25 #30
lapucelle Apr 25 #31
dalton99a Apr 25 #32

Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:18 PM

1. awesome statement

the dems should use this as their roadmap.

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Response to KayF (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:25 PM

5. This!

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:18 PM

2. Sounds like steps a legendary leader would have us take.

Oh, that's right. It's Hillary Clinton. That explains it.

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Response to ffr (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:25 PM

6. My President

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:18 PM

3. I totally agree with her.

K&R

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:24 PM

4. wisdom from our real President

great read

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Response to msdogi (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:26 PM

7. It is a great read

Thanks.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:28 PM

8. Yeah, but her emails...Russia, if you're listening...fuck you.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:24 PM

18. ...

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:19 PM

9. K&R nt

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:26 PM

10. KICK

KICK KICK!

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:54 PM

11. Kick again. nt

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:24 PM

19. Appreciate the kicks

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Response to mcar (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:59 PM

26. No problem

I think this should be front and center on DU. There really is more ways to go about getting the truth out than simply "impeachment", at least for now. I think what Hillary said is right, keep investigations going, get the information out to the public.

I still think trump would like the impeachment to start now, no matter what he says. Get it over with, he knows the Senate would never convict him, and once again he would be claiming that he has been vindicated again. Hillary's way is much better.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:05 PM

12. K&R

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:15 PM

13. knr

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:16 PM

14. Thanks, mcar, for giving us so much of a great Op-Ed. The WaPo paywall ...

...has gotten obnoxious.

Here's to Hillary

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Response to Hekate (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:25 PM

20. Wish I could paste the whole thing

A digital subscription to WaPo is a must for me. Hubby insists on NYT.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:45 PM

15. Dems should form a bipartisan commission on protecting elections from foreign actors ASAP.

Trump won’t do it and no one in his administration will either. Holding public hearings on election fraud and the Russian hacking will bring more attention to the need to safeguard the 2020 election—and put Republican officials on notice that people will be paying attention.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:49 PM

16. What a Tremendous President We All Lost

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:53 PM

17. This is a leader...

Thank you, Madam President.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:30 PM

21. Can someone please remind me

how to open in order to bypass the paywall?

Thanks in advance!

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:47 PM

22. I guess Vlad chose wisely

Under Clinton he surely wouldn’t be running the world and cuckolding the President on live tv.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:01 PM

23. Yep. Russia won.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:54 PM

24. She deserved to be POTUS

Shame on those who made her lose so that someone can have another shot at being president.

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Response to NYMinute (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:00 PM

27. She did not lose.

She is our POTUS.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:56 PM

25. K&R nt

 

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:13 PM

28. Brilliant Detailed Statement from

Hillary, mcar.. Thank You!

And, Thanks to Hillary!


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Response to mcar (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:22 PM

29. People have been saying this since the Mueller report emerged

"Second, Congress should hold substantive hearings that build on the Mueller report and fill in its gaps, not jump straight to an up-or-down vote on impeachment. In 1998, the Republican-led House rushed to judgment. That was a mistake then and would be a mistake now."

Hopefully everyone can please stop champing at the bit for impeachment proceedings and proceed in a deliberative manner. There's a reason Trump is doing everything he can to push Democrats into impeachment frenzy as soon as possible.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:17 AM

30. Thank you Madam President

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:45 AM

31. Thank you for posting this.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:18 AM

32. Kick

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