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Sun Jun 11, 2017, 01:52 PM

Trump lawyer 'not going to speculate' on whether president might fire special counsel

Source: 6ABC Philadelphia

A member of President Trump's personal legal team said he is "not going to speculate" on whether the president may order the firing of the special counsel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and its possible ties to Trump associates.

But lawyer Jay Sekulow added that he "can't imagine the issue is going to arise."

"I'm not going to speculate on what [Trump] will or will not do" with regard to Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the FBI's Russia probe, Sekulow told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview on "This Week" Sunday.

"Right now the role of the president is to govern the United States of America. He's going to do that. He's going to leave anything else to the lawyers. But I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise" with Mueller, said Sekulow.

Read more: http://6abc.com/news/trump-lawyer-not-going-to-speculate-on-whether-president-might-fire-special-counsel/2083997/



More at link. The country and some of the Congress wouldn't tolerate firing Special
Prosecutor Mueller, but Don has a tin ear to what will fly in politics.

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Reply Trump lawyer 'not going to speculate' on whether president might fire special counsel (Original post)
bucolic_frolic Jun 2017 OP
FarPoint Jun 2017 #1
cstanleytech Jun 2017 #5
FarPoint Jun 2017 #7
Stryst Jun 2017 #10
FarPoint Jun 2017 #14
UpInArms Jun 2017 #17
FarPoint Jun 2017 #18
BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #19
lark Jun 2017 #2
marylandblue Jun 2017 #3
mulsh Jun 2017 #4
jpak Jun 2017 #6
Me. Jun 2017 #8
Lochloosa Jun 2017 #11
SunSeeker Jun 2017 #12
George II Jun 2017 #9
beachbum bob Jun 2017 #13
pecosbob Jun 2017 #15
shraby Jun 2017 #16

Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 01:57 PM

1. More intimidating tactics.

How much more America?

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 02:11 PM

5. My guess? Alot more.

Why? Because there are still millions of die hard supporters rooting for him and changing there minds will be difficult at the very least and in the case of some impossible even if he went on national television and confessed.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 02:22 PM

7. It's like these supporters need intense psychology therapy.

Cult level fundamentalist....they are reinforced by the 24/7 fox noise talking points of propaganda...I don't think we can deprogram them...

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 02:42 PM

10. Something that my partner and I were discussing last night

When we visited family in central Texas last year, we both noticed that no one in the Texas branch of the family had internet access other than some really bad cell phone access. A small TV antenna that gave them a half dozen scratchy channels... but radio came in crystal clear. So everyone listened to radio a lot more than I had seen growing up in a large city in Washington.

The Right knew what they were doing by taking over all the radio stations; it's the most effective tool in their box for keeping their supporters beating the war drums against "liberals".

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Response to Stryst (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 03:17 PM

14. The right fundamentalist sure did whoop our butt in the media access.

You know, the rural residents believe they have the information... basically good people with successful brain washed thinking...I really don't know how to fix it other than the return of fair media.. I have now forgotten the media rule that use to regulate this...well it sure did hurt us all.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 04:27 PM

17. The fairness doctrine

Thanks to Raygun, our fellow country peeps have become propagandized

Sigh

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 04:30 PM

18. Yes...

That's it!

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 04:45 PM

19. "Fairness Doctrine"

torpedoed by Raygun.... and no one on our side can even lobby to get it back without getting an avalanche of political bombardment and abject hatred for even considering it.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 01:58 PM

2. He thinks he can lie and distract and bully his way out of anything.

No consequences for the rich is a common refrain among all rw'ers, so he truly sees no consequences as long as he throws an occasional bone to the tealiban. Putin and he are counting on that to get their way.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 02:05 PM

3. Actually, I think his own literally.does not know what Trump will do

He has worked Trump a long time. He has probably.seen Trump sabotage himself before.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 02:09 PM

4. That's because property scam and organized crime attorneys aren't well versed in the governance

regulations. No disrespek (sic) Sure they may know how to beat mid level DA's and can even go toe to to with some fed criminal prosecutors, as long as the feds aren't really trying. But now they're playing in much higher judicial levels. I doubt the kind of lawyer willing to join Trump's personal tam can even breather the oxygen at that level.

On the other hand they all have nicer suits than their client so there's that.

just saying'

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 02:11 PM

6. Let him - and make repugs defend him

yup

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 02:28 PM

8. Can He?

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Response to Me. (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 02:47 PM

11. Yes.

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Response to Me. (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 02:49 PM

12. Indirectly, yes.

Trump can order Rosenstein to fire Mueller or if Rosenstein recuses himself, Trump can order whoever replaces Rosenstein at DOJ fire Mueller since that person works under Trump.

However, Rosenstein can change the wording of his order appointing Mueller to make him truly independent, i.e. not firable by Rosenstein/Trump. That is what Senator Kamala Harris was trying to get Rosenstein to agree to do when he testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee this week--when she was hushed by Chairman Burr:




Rosenstein's squirreliness in the above exchange made it clear he does not want to make such a change, which is why Harris concluded, "I'll take that as a no."

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 02:36 PM

9. I wish he would. That was the beginning of the end of Nixon when he fired Archibald Cox, et. al.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 03:15 PM

13. Trump firing mueller would give democrats Congress in 2018

 

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 04:19 PM

15. This would be the straw

that broke the camel's back.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 04:23 PM

16. Obstruction of justice, bigly

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