US Justie Department considers Clinton Foundation / Uranium One Investigation

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What I've been reading is that this is on foot of pressure from the WH, which is not going down well with the DoJ.

If an enquiry is warranted it should absolutely take place.

In Trump's shoes I'd allow the process to commence and at some point really piss of HRC by issuing a preemptive pardon.

It would have the advantage of looking magnanimous while annoying HRC greatly.

It would also make it easier to issue any pardons required as a result of Mueller. It would depoliticise the pardon process to some small extent.
 

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What I've been reading is that this is on foot of pressure from the WH, which is not going down well with the DoJ.
Some WH pressure but also GOP.

If an enquiry is warranted it should absolutely take place.
This is the preliminary stage.

In Trump's shoes I'd allow the process to commence and at some point really piss of HRC by issuing a preemptive pardon.

It would have the advantage of looking magnanimous while annoying HRC greatly.

It would also make it easier to issue any pardons required as a result of Mueller. It would depoliticise the pardon process to some small extent.
Evil. :) It would also finish the Clintons in the Democratic Party.
 

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The US Justice Department has asked prosecutors to scrutinise the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One issues according to the BBC.
Justice Dept weighs inquiry into Clintons and Uranium One - BBC News

DOJ will consider new special counsel on Clinton Foundation - CNNPolitics

https://www.ft.com/content/086b3f72-c90f-11e7-ab18-7a9fb7d6163e

This seems to be the initial stages and no Special Counsel has been appointed yet but it might be unsettling to HRC fans.
Meh. Watch when they don't find anything and it's blown off as another conspiracy by the Trumpeters.



Edit: Lol, wait. "US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked senior federal prosecutors to "evaluate certain issues" presented by House Republicans, including alleged ties between the Clinton Foundation and the sale of Uranium One."

So the whole story here is that the Attorney General, a Republican, has asked his underlings to look into a Republican conspiracy theory?

Sad.
 

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Its a political witch hunt against trumps enemies, shows even more how he a turning their democracy into a dictatorship
 
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I don't think pardons work like that. They require an admission of guilt, for a start.
Nixon was pardoned without either being charged or admitting criminal liability.
 

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The impunity of the Clinton's has to end.
 

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The idea of balance is ridiculous. It fails on 2 fronts

1. It assumes the investigation Trump campaign links with Russia are fake. When they’ve got 2 guys on the record as not telling the truth about their previous conversations, Manafort with millions in his account from Russian stooges and Jr meeting Russians to try and get information. The brief was not to investigate Trump, it was to investigate the campaign.

2. It assumes the justice dept will investigate to even things out. They won’t. If there’s evidence they’ll investigate. As they should.

Now I would say: Sessions language makes this look like it’s not going anywhere. He’s not asking because he’s got suspicions. He’s asking because lawmakers have asked him to ask. But if there’s evidence to open an investigation, Justice are the ones to handle it.
 

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Nixon was pardoned without either being charged or admitting criminal liability.
There would have been no point in attempting to charge him after the pardon had been issued. Apparently Ford himself used to justify issuing the pardon by pointing to the SC ruling that held that accepting a pardon implies an admission of guilt.
 

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What I've been reading is that this is on foot of pressure from the WH, which is not going down well with the DoJ.

If an enquiry is warranted it should absolutely take place.

In Trump's shoes I'd allow the process to commence and at some point really piss of HRC by issuing a preemptive pardon.

It would have the advantage of looking magnanimous while annoying HRC greatly.

It would also make it easier to issue any pardons required as a result of Mueller. It would depoliticise the pardon process to some small extent.
Personally I dislike Clinton but this has all the hallmarks of a dictator's vendetta plastered all over it. It might play out well in Dueling Banjos country but as an authentic proposal to enquire into potential wrongdoing by Clinton it's not going to go anywhere, despite all the fervent hopes of the Idiocracy in the White House.

The Clinton/Uranium One 'conspiracy' has been fact-checked to death and nothing has floated to the surface.

As a ploy to divert attention from the rising levels of sewage enveloping Trump and his Mafia clan it's a very poor effort. Mueller is walking up the driveway to Trump Manor with a briefcase full of facts rather than insinuations and it's these facts that will see the beginning of the end of Trump's pretend presidency.

His call to Russia, pre-election, to release the Wikileaks Clinton emails was but one instance of the bizarre relationship that has tied both he and his campaign to America's arch-adversary.

As I said before, there's a small army of American patriots beavering away on Trump's case in various security agencies. The end won't be pretty but at least it will be the end of a sorry chapter in American history.
 

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Des Q: What I've been reading is that this is on foot of pressure from the WH, which is not going down well with the DoJ.

If an enquiry is warranted it should absolutely take place.

In Trump's shoes I'd allow the process to commence and at some point really piss of HRC by issuing a preemptive pardon.

It would have the advantage of looking magnanimous while annoying HRC greatly.

It would also make it easier to issue any pardons required as a result of Mueller. It would depoliticise the pardon process to some small extent.
Very very Machiavelli.
Come home, Ireland needs you.
 

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Personally I dislike Clinton but this has all the hallmarks of a dictator's vendetta plastered all over it. It might play out well in Dueling Banjos country but as an authentic proposal to enquire into potential wrongdoing by Clinton it's not going to go anywhere, despite all the fervent hopes of the Idiocracy in the White House.

The Clinton/Uranium One 'conspiracy' has been fact-checked to death and nothing has floated to the surface.

As a ploy to divert attention from the rising levels of sewage enveloping Trump and his Mafia clan it's a very poor effort. Mueller is walking up the driveway to Trump Manor with a briefcase full of facts rather than insinuations and it's these facts that will see the beginning of the end of Trump's pretend presidency.

His call to Russia, pre-election, to release the Wikileaks Clinton emails was but one instance of the bizarre relationship that has tied both he and his campaign to America's arch-adversary.

As I said before, there's a small army of American patriots beavering away on Trump's case in various security agencies. The end won't be pretty but at least it will be the end of a sorry chapter in American history.
You don't think the $500,000 paid speech Bill got in Moscow merits investigation, as well as the attempts to meet an executive from Rosatom?
 


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