Comments: Trump Cleared by Noted Scholar!

LuanneM doesn't think so, Tony. Here's her comment on Amazon Books:

Absolutely fantastic, fair-minded introduction written by Alan Dershowitz. Granted, I am a fan of his career even though I have often disagreed with him. He is one of the great minds of the century, much like the incredible Charles Krauthammer.

Posted by Red Tide at May 14, 2019 6:55 PM

Methinks we need to do a bit of work on the definition of "greatest minds."

Yours Crankily,
The New York Crank

Posted by TheNewYorkCrank at May 14, 2019 10:35 PM

The last paragraph in the downloadable Mueller report: As set forth in detail in this report, the Special Counsel's investigation established that Russia interfere~ in the 2016 presidential election principally through two operations. First, a Russian entity carried out a social media campaign that favored presidential candidate Donald J. Trump and disparaged presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Second, a Russian intelligence service conducted computer-intrusion operations against entities, employees, and volunteers working on the Clinton Campaign and then released stolen documents. The investigation also identified numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump Campaign. Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the Campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts, the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."

Posted by Charles Self at May 16, 2019 1:17 PM

You might remember when Nixon, under pressure, released an edited transcript of some of the tapes in a paperback “expletive deleted” version but did not turn over a more damaging group until SCOTUS so ordered. Barr's DOJ version of Mueller's report has a similar hint of reluctance to provide the public with The Whole Truth, (sez parionoid I) . I downloaded the .pdf file from their website, thinking I was getting the “official” document and while it may be, it seems calculated to keep casual, half-interested readers from delving into Vol 2, which is, among other things, a playbook for impeachment over obstruction – a legal brief replete with citations that will (could?) save Congress or future prosecutors much research. It also devastates anticipated defense arguments. Apparently the WH has been taking issue with any obstruction charges since 6/23/17. See Mueller footnote 1074: 6/ 23/ 17 Letter, President’s Personal Counsel to Special Counsel’s Office, at 1: “The President cannot obstruct... by simply exercising these inherent Constitutional powers.”. That's only 40 days after Mueller was appointed and probably hadn't put the wife's picture on his desk yet and 12 days after MSM first reported that Trump was under investigation for obstruction.
I find it suspicious that Vol II is not even listed in the main table of contents for the DOJ .pdf . To find Vol II you have to read or scroll all the way to page 200, where for some reason the page numbering begins afresh with 1. Much of Vol 1 is known facts and most of the last sections are redacted. I am proud of my hard -earned reading skills but I have not gone through Vol 1 and I doubt many have. And I suspect that very few congress-critters and MSM bobbleheads have delved into Vol II – much less Appendix C - which btw is not listed in the table of contents for Vol 2. Appendix C has all the written questions Trump was queried and also the answers he gave. Sad but interesting reading...

Posted by defaultcitizen at May 26, 2019 11:18 PM
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