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Postmortem on Mueller

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Birdjaguar, May 4, 2019.

  1. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

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    He does know what he's saying. He has chosen to say it anyway. His choosing to say it in that way is in service of right-wing propaganda on this matter. Donald Trump was not spied on. The FBI investigates possible criminal offenses. They had grounds to do so with the Trump campaign.
     
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  2. metalhead

    metalhead Angry Bartender

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    Once again, the Rule of Law enthusiasts are out in force, trying to cast legitimate law enforcement activity, supported by warrants with the constitutionally mandated process attached, as somehow not legitimate.

    God, I just love how freaking hypocritical this is. People are exposing their brain rot by defending these clowns out of pure partisanship, not realizing that the rest of the world isn't affected by similar partisan brain rot.
     
  3. Lexicus

    Lexicus Deity

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    In a Republican's mouth Rule of Law means putting black and brown people in jail and not much else.
     
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  4. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I remember when Pence tried conflating Rule of Law with Law and Order. Scary times.
     
  5. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    This seems less like a thing a guy tried one time, and more a central pillar of conservative political philosophy that he accidentally expressed in mixed company.
     
  6. onejayhawk

    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

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    Legitimate law enforcement activity complies with the 4th Amendment. We do not have the probable cause for the original Comey era investigation. It's not a poison tree. It's a poison forest. Then there are the last four words of the Mueller report. They directly indicate the assumption that Trump was guilty. Presumed innocent is the standard of any "legitimate law enforcement activity, supported by warrants with the constitutionally mandated process." If you are backing the Mueller report, you are backing the rule of get-Trump-at-any-cost not the rule of law.

    J
     
  7. Archon_Wing

    Archon_Wing Vote for me or die

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    Cfc is a left wing hate site when we have weekly race realism threads by non racists who seek to seperate racial ideology which has sparked innumerable genocides but I am sure it works this time.

    Literally the only way you can believe this is if your main source is Trump tweets.

    I don't get why right wingers cry so much. Maybe they are losing in the marketplace they so cherish so much and should pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

    And I say this when I got plotted more far right that anyone else besides the people that probably are too embarrassed to do so.
     
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  8. Lexicus

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    Point of order, @haroon is certainly not a racist and (I assume) didn't know what he was stirring up by starting that thread.
     
  9. haroon

    haroon Emperor

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    I just want to discuss it in a more focus thread, because so many discussion that happened in this forum, somehow getting derailed then stuck discussing that issue, so I think it deserves its special thread.
     
  10. Archon_Wing

    Archon_Wing Vote for me or die

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    Oh, sorry. I wasn't actually riffing on that thread in particular, but just the many I've seen in the past.

    Also, the inevitability of the replies that bring in that kind, lol.

    Do not take my quip to heart; I do browse some more right leaning places than here, and thus have seen quite a few racistbutnotreally posts; key word: diversity. However, seeing it here is a bit more... troubling. I'm not here to censor anyone though. (Ridicule otoh)
     
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  11. Lexicus

    Lexicus Deity

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    Your general point was well-taken.
     
  12. Berzerker

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    Former FBI General Counsel James Baker was on Rachel Maddow tonight. They did quite a tango talking about the Steele Dossier and how opposition research became a source for the FBI investigation without mentioning the Clinton campaign.
     
  13. hobbsyoyo

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    But we have you so we'll never have this particular problem.
     
  14. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Nothing has come from the Steele dossier. Trump has not paid a single Russian hooker anywhere near $130k in rubles to keep quiet about his fetishes.
     
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  15. Zkribbler

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    You're assuming Putin has left them alive.
     
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  16. onejayhawk

    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

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    Dude. That's some potent ****. be careful with it or your neurons may never speak to you again.

    Maddow permit anything that would put Saint Hillary in a bad light? Not in this universe.

    J
     
  17. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    How would you know if you don't watch MSNBC?
     
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  18. Berzerker

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    Damn right... Why is the truth a problem?

    You mean the mushroom sprouting between his legs?
     
  19. onejayhawk

    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

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    I didn't realize you kept up to date on the rental charges.

    In any event, you cannot say nothing came from the Steele Dossier. Mueller cranked out 400 pages...I see your point.

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  20. Zkribbler

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    Point of order:

    Presumed innocent is the standard of any criminal trial.
    A criminal investigation arises from probable cause or in proper circumstances from a reasonably articulable suspicion.
     
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