Justice Department asks judge to pause emoluments case, argues Trump is too busy

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  1. MrTLegal

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    https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/14/politics/trump-emoluments-democrats-subpoena/index.html

    Trump's team has repeatedly told Congress that it is none of their business if he breaks the law. And this filing is part of the pattern of Trump's plan to run out the clock on any effort to investigate Trump for unethical and illegal behavior.

    Luckily, Trump's resistance to Congressional Oversight just had a very bad day in court.

    Trump is too busy to respond to Congressional oversight? How about you take some time away from golfing and tweeting then, you jackass.
     
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  2. MolonLabe2009

    MolonLabe2009 Well-Known Member

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  3. Texas Republican

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    It’s unreasonable to tie up a president in endless bogus lawsuits and investigations.
     
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    LMAO... yeah, he looks sooo busy when he's down in the panhandle catering to the toothless set or when he spends 20 minutes yelling at reporters in the daily episode of Chopper Talk...

    He's too busy obstructing justice (and starting trade squabbles in his spare time)....

    Not long now.... then, as you have so ably pointed out, we can skip all this congressional obstruction and get to work on his indictments...

    https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...sg=Time+left+until+Trump+leaves+office&p0=263
     
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  5. Libby

    Libby Well-Known Member

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    I agree with your sentiment, but at this point you could almost argue it's "treasonous" and "anti-American" rather than just "unreasonable".

    Nice :no:
     
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  6. The Mello Guy

    The Mello Guy Well-Known Member

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    He tied himself up, he wasn’t even named in this subpoenas to his bank, he chose to interject himself
     
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    Egoboy Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Here's a funny scenario in the lawsuit you reference..

    SNIP
    Douglas Letter, general counsel of the House of Representatives, replied that Mr Trump's claim of freedom from congressional oversight marked "a total, basic and fundamental misunderstanding" of the Constitution, saying he would pronounce Congress "a nuisance . . . getting in his way while he's trying to run the country."

    Pressed by Mr Mehta to come up with some hypothetical demand by Congress that would go too far, Letter speculated. "I want to see the president's diary when he was 7 years old, or when she was 12 years old. That would probably stretch my argument to the breaking point."
    ENDSNIP

    Dear Diary.... Daddy gave me another million dollars today... Yay.... now maybe I can get my rapidly developing bonespurs looked at.... I just hope it's not by a doctor from Mexico, because I'm sure they would be an illegal immigrant.

    And Diary, No collusion, No obstruction....
     
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    Not when it was Billy boy, then the right had a very different point of view, why the change.
     
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    Billy committed perjury and was disbarred. He deserved to be impeached, but he didn't deserve to be removed from office. It worked out ok.
     
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    Barr’s view is that a president:
    Can’t be charged, can fire anyone who investigates him if he thinks he’s innocent, and can’t be investigated by congress.

    And righties don’t see a problem here?!?
     
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    He lied about a ****ing blow job, which had what to do with white water? NOTHING. how many conservatives called that a witch hunt? How many conservatives objected to the 4 years and endless dollars spent?
     
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    Could you imagine the response the conservatives would have had if Billy boy would have pulled the crap Dump has. It's like they have no memory.
     
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    Trump too busy watching TV , Playing Golf , Campaign Rally's .................... No he's hiding behind Legions of Lawyers !
     
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    Apparently not.... Banana Republic, here we come....
     
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    Consider the vast coordinated display of corruption we just witnessed in the FBI and DOJ. Their self-admitted intention was to fabricate, emphasis fabricate, the means by which this Presidency could be disrupted. That's why we don't allow the Presidency to be so easily assailed. Because its far too easy for the fat stinking ass of politics to hide behind things like oversight and play itself as legitimate.

    Now if there had been serious actual evidence of collusion with a foreign government then this would be a different matter altogether. But there never was any such evidence now was there? Nothing even remotely similar to it, in fact. All we have is some bogus long-shot attempt to (again) fabricate an obstruction charge and I'm sorry that just isn't good enough to go after any President.
     
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    Of course, they don't.

    Trump could commit murder on Live TV, and his supporters wouldn't miss a beat and continue to start 20 threads a day based on Breitbart's Fantasies.

    The RW won't care.

    In their eyes Trump can do no wrong. :smh:
     
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    The Mello Guy Well-Known Member

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    He had a Russian puppet running his campaign lol
    He lied about his business plans in Russia
    And Russia was working to help him.
    Lol obvious reasons to be suspicious.
     
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    Your post shows how effective fake news is, that you believe all that you just typed. /smh
     
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    The Mello Guy Well-Known Member

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    Since you can’t point out what you think is wrong, I’ll assume it just hurt your feelings
     
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    Heh, I thought I was pointing it out since your post was so basic. You blurted three fake news falsehoods that had been regurgitated in one form or another during the witch hunt, throughout which were repeatedly debunked as misleading sophistry. I'm not about to recreate that entire saga. I'm just pointing out how effective it was seeing as how you (and others) still believe it.
     
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  21. Bluesguy

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    False, he lied about engaging in sexual behavior with a subordinate employee, on the job, in a federal workplace and the special treatment he gave that subordinate employee because of the sexual relationship. He did so in a federal lawsuit file but another former subordinate government worker over sexual harassment and sexual assault. He committed perjury, obstruction of justice, subornation of perjury and witness tampering. It was not a witch hunt because prima facie evidence of those crimes were dumped in Ken Starr's lap. Whitewater which was an entirely separate investigation more about his wife than him began with a CRIMINAL REFERRAL from the Resolution Trust Company.
     
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    He did worse and was impeached and indicted but the Democrats said perjury, obstruction of justice, subornation of perjury and witness tampering were not impeachable or removable offenses. Can you imagine if Trump had committed those crimes? OH he didn't and they still want to impeach and remove him.
     

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