Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:28am (XFF:

This is just the beginning. Watch as it unfolds.

Why do you think they kept the first guilty plea secret for months? Because he's been proactively assisting the investigation. No doubt, he has a sweet deal struck, and it is in his best interests to cooperate, but the investigative team has been planning this for months. There are certainly more indictments coming (clued in by this particular set being called "B"). Also, there will be indictments for state level crimes as well (beyond the reach of presidential pardon - and probably the reason that Trump was desperately searching for just the right people to put into the US attorney roles in those places he might face those charges).

Were you aware of that? That he was personally interviewing US attorney candidates? Of course, the president certainly can do that. They haven't. That is typically handled by other people. But hey, you know, a hands-on president may want to oversee that process personally.

Oh, but there's just one hitch. He's only interviewing the candidates for the positions in those places where he has vulnerabilities.

He's not just corrupt and inept. He's inept at corruption.

This slow roll opening is a gift to Republicans. It's time to get off the Trump train. This is probably the very last point they'll be able to say, "I wasn't sure, and I didn't want to act in haste, but then, I couldn't justify waiting any longer. We had to take action."

Those who want to keep riding are welcome to ride that train right off the tracks. Midterms could be brutal for Republicans, even with all the gerrymandering. And, if the SCOTUS is unwilling to step in to stop the gerrymandering, then the Republicans deserve what they're going to get.

Personally, I would prefer that we make our system gerrymandering-proof with mixed member proportional representation. I am confident in the general leftward drift of society. But I'm not going to cry if the Democrats decide that Republicans have gone too far and need to learn a lesson after the way they attempted to roadblock everything during the Obama administration and the way they got Goresuch onto the SCOTUS.


  • ...Russia. Must suck to be an ignorant Trump-hater, even more than it usually does. lol Have an awesome Resistance Tuesday.
    • As for the longevity and direction of financial focus, one likely reason the Mueller team is looking so far back into finance ties is evidence in the Trump tax returns he refused to disclose. To be... more
    • Patience... — Amadeus, Tue Oct 31 11:28am
      • As always, well said ! (nm)Sia☺giah, Wed Nov 1 12:26am
      • Spot on as usualPikes, Tue Oct 31 12:43pm
        When things don't make sense, they're usually not true. Take the alleged sale of US uranium to Russia. Russia has more uranium reserves in the Urals and Caucasus than the US has in the Rockies. Their ... more
      • ...have been reacting to this news, compared to other news. A minor campaign poague, if he was even that, claims to have talked to someone to try and set up a meeting with someone who claimed to have ... more
        • You're The One Having The Meltdown...Amadeus, Tue Oct 31 2:49pm
          I wouldn't be calling anyone else "snowflake" just now. If there was nothing there, Mueller would have already said so. You apparently do not understand the concept of opposition research. There is... more
          • ..."opposition research" is illegal. And that's what the DNC and the Hillary campaign did. They also intentionally tried to mask the financing. Also illegal. So, back to the real story here. The DNC... more
            • Bzzzzt...Amadeus, Tue Oct 31 5:09pm
              Fusion isn't an agent of another country. Where did you get that idea? Amadeus
              • Even if they wereJeeves, Tue Oct 31 6:17pm
                Arguably, a foreign agent was employed since Christopher Steele is a British citizen, and indirectly paid by the Clinton campaign. However, I don't know of any statutes which make it illegal for a... more
                • OTOHPikes, Tue Oct 31 7:02pm
                  How many years did the Tres Gaudie Republicans spend "inventigating" Clinton? Their net results?
            • I believe that you are mistakenJeeves, Tue Oct 31 5:07pm
              " Paying agents of another country for the results of 'opposition research' is illegal. " You keep claiming that, but, AFAIK, the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits any foreign national... more
          • so?" You believe that. Maybe you need to brush up on the ACTUAL facts: THE LEFT UNHINGED That other plot – to bring down Trump Well over a year after the FBI began investigating “collusion” between... more
            • I Responded To This On The Other Board...Amadeus, Tue Oct 31 5:10pm
              Your piece isn't quite correct in the details. *shrug* Reality is coming. Amadeus
            • as Donald Trump. This is the beginning of the beginning. Not end of the beginning, or beginning of the end. There is a great deal of speculation. I speculated too, and it may be wrong, or partially... more
            • Friday - "Oooooh yeah. Here we go. They've indicted someone. THIS is gonna be GOOOOOOOD." The indictment is released. Nothing. Nothing in any way connected to Trump, the Trump campaign, Russia,... more
              • Have You NOT Been Paying Attention?Amadeus, Tue Oct 31 5:13pm
                Seriously? The indictments are leverage. Papadopoulos is the real story. And the details are so important. There are more indictments already in the works. Patience. Mueller is very, very good at his ... more
                • he's literally parroting the Trump criminal enterprise talking points word for word. That is ALL he is paying attention to.
                  • InventigationPikes, Wed Nov 1 4:14am
                    That's their investigation. Absent facts, they invent their own and pass them like Gospel. Like social disease in the clubs Trump owns and frequents.
        • Nothing makes you happier than an opportunity to troll. Your time on this board is solely to troll people you identify as liberals. I didn't vote for Clinton or Trump. I saw what they are, and see... more
        • You are close on the Clinton accusationJeeves, Tue Oct 31 12:31pm
          " there's mounting evidence that people ACTUALLY affiliated with the HILLARY campaign and the DNC actually PAID FOR access to damaging information on Candidate Trump -- which WOULD be illegal. "... more
          • WrongSES, Tue Oct 31 2:06pm
            "The Federal Election Campaign Act (52 USC 30101) prohibits foreign nationals and governments from giving or receiving money in U.S. campaigns." The Hillary campaign and the DNC PAID foreign... more
            • You need to review your sourceJeeves, Tue Oct 31 2:49pm
              " The Federal Election Campaign Act (52 USC 30101) prohibits foreign nationals and governments from giving or receiving money in U.S. campaigns " From:... more
        • Thanks for the Team Trump update.HeavyHemi, Tue Oct 31 12:10pm
          Nice tantrum. Nothing I can say would present your isses better.