(Now the fur’s gonna really start flying): GOP leaders back second special counsel

It’s not like everybody didn’t know this was coming. It was inevitable. And it brings up something that’s puzzled me for some time now and that is how the hell did the Dims think they could pull all this RUSSIA! nonsense off when the Repubbies had the White House and the Congress and the Senate? What was the plan Stan? Even after getting rid of Trump there was still Pence. Then if their fondest Menschkin dreams (delusions) came true and they got rid of Pence, that still left Ryan. How was this supposed to work?

I will probably NEVER be able to figure out what the point of all this was other than to draw attention away from The Clinton Creature’s and DNC/Obama administration shenanigans. But the truth is that this hare brained scheme was always a doomed effort from the very start.

GOP leaders back second special counsel

House GOP leaders are starting to come out in strong support of a second special counsel to investigate conservative allegations of bias and abuse at the FBI.

Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said Monday he backs the appointment of another special counsel to look at how law enforcement has handled the Russia probe. Scalise's statement echoed similar calls from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) over the weekend.

The moves align the No. 2 and No. 3 House GOP leaders with President Trump, who could be a factor in a future leadership race between the two friendly rivals.

Neither Scalise nor McCarthy wants any daylight between themselves and Trump in the event Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) calls it quits after the November midterm elections.

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Democrats argue the creation of a second investigation would be a smokescreen designed to shift criticism toward 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, whom Trump has repeatedly blamed for the instigation of the probe.

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/379228-gop-leaders-back-second-special...

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edg's picture

The only real question is how far down the rot extends. A special counsel can find out whether the corruption is just in the upper levels or reaches down to the rank and file roots of the organization.

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SnappleBC's picture

@edg

A "special counsel" will find exactly what his or her plutocratic overlords tell them to find. I, for one, am entirely uninterested in this little aspect of the kabuki theater because it is so obviously a dead end.

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A lot of wanderers in the U.S. political desert recognize that all the duopoly has to offer is a choice of mirages. Come, let us trudge towards empty expanse of sand #1, littered with the bleached bones of Deaniacs and Hope and Changers.
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@SnappleBC This was coming for a long time. The time to put up or shut up has passed the Dims by and there's no turning back. Repugs rule the roost. To Trump many of the unceasing attacks were personal as well as political. He's mad but he hides it well--if you think his staged outbursts show lack of control, on the contrary it's just performance art. Under the surface, Trump has been doing a controlled boil. Lot's of you scoff at this idea, thinking he is an idiot--but you're not paying attention. His civil policies are a disaster but he, brash narcissistic political novice as he is, is beating the establishment in a calculated, timed fashion. Moves are made in sequence--we just don't know the playbook. Q gives us glimpses into the playbook--scoff those who may.

Since one should never expect even-handedness in government operations, the Repubbie apointed special prosecutor has lots of real evidence with which to imprison, let alone "out", malevolent Dems (which includes nearly all elected ones). Watch the DC Police non-investigation of Seth Rich suddenly provide dozens of cctv sources, body cam evidence, autopsy records, hospital records, the missing laptop. Watch the Awan spy ring treason be exposed and the 40 Democrats (some unknowingly) giving them support send some of the involved to Gitmo. This will happen slowly, leaving the Repubs in great control. I am not asserting that such openly monoparty operation will be good; it won't. But the covert monoparty will just function that much more efficiently.

One more thing, events will transpire rapidly while the Repubs still control Congress.

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@Alligator Ed

after their terms are up. This might be for a reason that doesn't include them getting jobs as lobbyists. Stay tuned ....

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The western general public is so terminally zombified that false flag attacks can now be announced 4 weeks in advance

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Democrats argue the creation of a second investigation would be a smokescreen designed to shift criticism toward 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, whom Trump has repeatedly blamed for the instigation of the probe.

This whole stupid fiasco of R-Gate was created by her just so she didn't have to admit that she lost the election fair and square to DJT.

The investigation should take another look at her email and that should have happened when they found out that the wording in Comey's report was changed because it was obvious that they wanted her to be clear to run in the election.

How can we talk them into taking the Red Pill?

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The western general public is so terminally zombified that false flag attacks can now be announced 4 weeks in advance

OzoneTom's picture

@snoopydawg
The existence of a second on-going investigation should keep Mueller honest. Any leads he might prefer to ignore (cough -- reflecting poorly on HRC) might become an embarrassment when revealed by the other investigation, and vice-versa.

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Alligator Ed's picture

@OzoneTom , HSBC, and other shady dealings in which he personally involved are worked up. If anyone thinks Müller will not be a subject of the probe, I suggest renewal of your NYT subscription or DK membership.

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No evidence of Trump collusion with Russia has been presented and the evidence that Russia "meddled" in our election is sparse. So far only the Internet Research Agency involvement appears to be real, at least in part, but it was tiny and may have accounted for a swing of tens of votes (not clear in which direction). If you want to see serious meddling in foreign politics look at the US funded National Endowment for Democracy. That being said, Trump is a con-man and a crook. He is afraid that some of his business dealings will be found illegal and he will be out of pocket or out of office. The upper levels of the FBI clearly cast their lot with HRC early on in the election and she is clearly a crook in many ways that have been detailed at this site. My reading is that lower level FBI people were pissed at having the criminal violations that Clinton et al. committed, with respect to the server she used for emails, dismissed by upper level FBI officials. That led them to more or less force Comey to reveal that they were looking at additional emails. On top of that the weird dossier produced after the investigation of the Podesta spear fishing, read to me like junior FBI people were saying, "Our bosses say we have to produce something saying the Russians were involved. We got nuthin' so we are going to give you this pitifully unconvincing document hoping no one will believe it."

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"investigations." I cannot help but think all that comes of it is more diversion and division. I would love to be proven wrong.

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@lizzyh7

Investigations situation has the potential to screw both of these buffoons. Look at what the dossier thing alrrady told us. Who’d have thought The Empty Suit and the FBI would have helped Clinton pay for it? That in itself was a big surprise.

And the taxpayers pay for it all.

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

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@Amanda Matthews

Whadda ya wanna bet they're 'inoculating' each other, in the manner The Mad Bomber previously was throughout her previous criminal career, where the Repubs (both politicians and right-wing sites) were always spreading rumours and 'investigating' her but somehow never for exactly what she'd actually done, so that all of the Clinton evil could be passed as part of a 'vast right-wing conspiracy' to smear them?

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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@Ellen North

in which they’re involved I think the best rule of thumb is to think of the sneakiest, most underhanded, opportunistic thing they could do and then think lower.

Trust me (famous last words), they’ll never prove you wrong.

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa