Will they/he get to Trump?
So, Manafort is a scumbag. Reports say that Stone recd him to Trump.
Have read that Mueller is working up the "Totem Pole", no Russian collusion yet but we are finding random lawbreakers and scumbags with nothing to do with "collusion" with the Trump campaign or Dems Fusion GPS/Uranium 1 . Or any significant influence on the vote of 2016. Mueller and his "team" have created a sub-DOJ that can do whatever they want. Congress should be in charge of all these investigations. The reason why they aren't is because they suck at the teat of $$ and are too afraid to vote by name and trust in the complacence of an uninterested electorate to care. Surprise. This is why there was bipartisan support in 1999 to let this stupid law die.
I despise Trump.
Of interest, the WSJ had an article that said Trump like previous presidents could declare blanket pardons for all involved both on the Repub and Dem side.
Begging Your Pardon Mr. President
There is ample precedent for using the presidential pardon authority to address matters of political importance. Certainly it is what the framers expected. As Alexander Hamilton explained in Federalist 69, the pardon power was to “resemble . . . that of the king of Great Britain.” In Federalist 74, he observed that “there are often critical moments, when a well-timed offer of pardon to . . . insurgents or rebels may restore the tranquility of the commonwealth.”
Hey maybe Congress should do their job.
Permitting the criminal law again to become a regular weapon in politics is more destructive of democratic government than ham-handed efforts by a foreign power to embarrass one or more presidential candidates. It is true that Washington’s Augean stables need periodic cleaning, but it is Congress that should wield the shovels.
Talk to me.