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Watergate prosecutor: Mueller should 'promptly' file a report on Trump
Yahoo News ^ | July 11, 2018 | Michael Issikoff

Posted on 07/11/2018 10:45:21 AM PDT by Rennes Templar

WASHINGTON — A former top Watergate prosecutor, expressing impatience with the pace of Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, says the Justice Department special counsel should move “promptly” to file a report on President Trump’s conduct and stop “letting this thing drag on.”

“I think it’s in the national interest to move promptly to bring this matter to a head,” said Philip Lacovara, who served as senior counsel to Watergate special prosecutors Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski, in an interview with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery.”

“I think the public deserves to know — to put a riff on President Nixon’s comments — whether their president is a crook,” Lacovara said. “And that certainly applies to President Trump. And my view is that there should be enough evidence available to Mr. Mueller and his team to move now, or I say by the end of the summer, which is another two or so months, to make that call or do whatever he’s going to do and submit his report.”

Lacovora’s comments echo those of Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, who in a hearing last week asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to direct Mueller to wrap up his investigation and present his findings.

“If you have evidence of wrongdoing by any member of the Trump campaign, present it to the damn grand jury,” Gowdy told Rosenstein, who oversees the Mueller probe, during a hearing last week. “If you have evidence that this president acted inappropriately, present it to the American people. Whatever you got, finish it the hell up.”

But Lacovara has a darker view of Trump’s conduct than Gowdy and his House GOP colleagues have. As Lacovara sees it, there’s already enough evidence to charge the president with obstructing justice..."

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KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2020election; archibaldcox; election2018; election2020; jamescomey; leonjaworski; lisabarsoomian; lisapage; michaelcohen; michaelisikoff; peterstrzok; philiplacovara; robertmueller; rodrosenstein
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First they tried to stop Trump from winning. Then they tried to frame him after winning. Then they wanted to impeach him before he could nominate any SCOTUS picks. Now they are holding out any "dirt" to just before the mid-terms, to try to eliminate House and Senate majorities. That will fail also.
1 posted on 07/11/2018 10:45:21 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

Just checking if Hitlery was making this call and citing her Watergate experience


2 posted on 07/11/2018 10:46:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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To: Rennes Templar

That so-called prosecutor appears to be totally clueless about the multiple assaults on the law perpetuated by Dorkbama the Muslim eunuch quota boy. Each of which was far far more malicious and damaging than anything done under Nixon.

And, of course, when the idiot fails at defending that, we can answer with the question: “Then, what about Hillary?” Checkmate, eunuchface.


3 posted on 07/11/2018 10:48:04 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Rennes Templar

The Scooter Libby farce went on for years, in spite of the fact they knew almost immediately who the culprit (of a non-existent crime) was.


4 posted on 07/11/2018 10:50:24 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (President Trump divides Americans . . . from anti-Americans.)
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To: Rennes Templar

These bozos think insinuation is evidence because that’s how they are accustomed to destroying people.


5 posted on 07/11/2018 10:51:11 AM PDT by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance.)
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Watergate prosecutor: Mueller should ‘promptly’ file a report on Trump

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Sure he should. Trouble is - he ain’t got squat.

I’d have expected by now that Mueller would have gone for the financials. Trump’s financial records have obviously nothing to do with the election, but what does that mater? Mueller is on a witch hunt, and I figure Trump would have some financial irregularities somewhere. All billionaires do.

But nope. Mueller can’t even dig up dirt with respect to money.


6 posted on 07/11/2018 10:51:52 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Rennes Templar

Why did Susan Rice tel her cyber expert to stand down and not to do anything to attack Russian efforts at meddling? Why did she chose not to defend America?


7 posted on 07/11/2018 10:54:56 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus
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This IDIOT Mueller has NOTHING on TRUMP

They are doing anything they can to try & find something to pin on TRUMP but will fail!


8 posted on 07/11/2018 10:55:20 AM PDT by KavMan
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To: Rennes Templar

Plus and this is #1 is the millions of dollars the lawyers are making!
They will drag this on and on.


9 posted on 07/11/2018 10:55:31 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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We know Mueller’s report will be puffed up by the media. They will all say (with telltale phrases each gets from Soros talking points)——

This patriot (as Bill O’Reilly once called him!!) has done incredible work to assemble a tiny percentage of the evil crimes committed by Trump and his henchmen in this admirable report.

He cannot impeach and remove this terrible president himself but the shocking list of heinous crimes passes the threshold of impeachment as everyone on our discussion panel agrees.


10 posted on 07/11/2018 10:59:10 AM PDT by frank ballenger (End non-citizen voting ,vote fraud & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Nixon did nothing Johnson & Kennedy didn’t do weekly.


11 posted on 07/11/2018 11:06:24 AM PDT by heights
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“And my view is that there should be enough evidence available to Mr. Mueller and his team to move now, or I say by the end of the summer, which is another two or so months, to make that call or do whatever he’s going to do and submit his report.”

There is an enormous difference between “now” and “two months from now”. Two months from now is mid-September, 6 weeks before the mid-term elections. Surveys show the majority of the electorate is already skeptical of Mueller and his witch hunt. If Mueller pulls a transparently political stunt of that magnitude, it will destroy what little is left of his reputation.


12 posted on 07/11/2018 11:15:25 AM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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“Nixon did nothing Johnson & Kennedy didn’t do weekly”

And every Republican knew it. Lyndon Johnson, Jim Wright, Richard Daley and the entire Kennedy Crime Family were the biggest culprits.

But Barry Goldwater heads over to the WH to tell Nixon to resign, while the Rat filth sanctimoniously preen about their virtuosity? And then surrendered Vietnam to the Communists?


13 posted on 07/11/2018 11:16:08 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: frank ballenger

So...the MSM & $2.00 might get you on the subway.
The Press only fills the ears of those that bother to listen to them & that is a small, and shrinking portion of Americans.

Change the channel. This is a distraction that President Trump has allowed to go on because it suits his purposes to have the dogs chase his hares while he is getting the real work done.


14 posted on 07/11/2018 11:24:16 AM PDT by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Actually, the next tactic will be to sue Trump saying he can’t pick a USSC Justice while under investigation. Then the dirt right before mid terms, then a push to abolish direct election.

And then HRC becomes queen. /sarcasm


15 posted on 07/11/2018 11:26:57 AM PDT by redgolum
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To: Regulator

The Join Chiefs supposedly told Nixon they were behind him. I wish he had taken the opportunity to wipe the leftist Press and College Leftist off the face of the earth


16 posted on 07/11/2018 11:31:46 AM PDT by heights
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To: Rennes Templar

Mueller is a self-important ass, exactly like Comey. This should have been wrapped up months ago.


17 posted on 07/11/2018 11:49:30 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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Mueller's mandate/scope was set by Rod Rosenstein - the Deputy AG who recommended Comey’s firing.

How could Rosenstein's mandate include Trump being even investigated for, let alone charged with, obstruction of justice for acting on Rosensteins recommendation to fire Comey - unless Rosenstein himself is included?

It's something right out of either George Orwell or the Soviet Union!

18 posted on 07/11/2018 11:53:41 AM PDT by drpix
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To: 1Old Pro

Let’snot forget Mueller, Comey, Robenstein et al are Friends of nobama and Shrillery.


19 posted on 07/11/2018 12:17:53 PM PDT by tillacum (I'm still a Deplorable and I COLLUDED during the election SO THE DONALD could WIN! I voted.)
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And my view is that there should be enough evidence available to Mr. Mueller and his team to move now, or I say by the end of the summer, which is another two or so months, to make that call or do whatever he’s going to do and submit his report.”

That's like saying I should be Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte based on my genius and good looks.

Is this putz going to declare it so?

20 posted on 07/11/2018 12:57:46 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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