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Trump fires Sessions, says he 'could fire everybody right now'

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The plot to silence Mueller and further subvert our democracy begins - it won't work...

18 ( +20 / -2 )

About time this fiction ends. Now Whitaker needs to open an investigation on collusion between Sessions and the FBI.

-21 ( +1 / -22 )

Trump's falling apart at the seams.

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I sometimes wonder if Trump will pull a 'fast one.'

The 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution states that nobody who has served or been serving in the office of the President can be elected for more than two terms. Basically, what it does is put an at most 10 year cap on any one person to be President (less than 2 years as VP and then 2 terms as President).

So if Trump resigns or is removed from office prior to 21 January 2019, then Mike Pence is limited to only the 2020 election as running for President. However, if Trump leaves office after 21 January, Pence can run in both 2020 and 2024, effectively giving him 10 years as President.

Machiavellian, but then again, a possibility.

Trump can do what he does best, lose, declare victory in spite of losing, and swagger off into the sunset. Pence takes over, and has 10 years. He'll have the South on lock, the Midwest probably too with his background. He could break the 'Blue Wall' and make the Democrats a coastal candidate again. With the electoral college math, he could make it 10 years in the White House possibly at that point.

Not that I'd want this, but it could feasibly happen.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Did Mueller retire?

Where is he?

-16 ( +3 / -19 )

At your request, I am submitting my resignation.

This is key. If a president fires a cabinet official, Senate approval is required for a replacement, but if the official resigns, an interim can be appointed. Clearly, Sessions was fired but forced to "resign." Whitaker is a real piece of work - frightening, actually - and where Trump is going with this is all too clear.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

Did Mueller retire?

Where is he?

He's quietly doing his job while the loudmouth president is having meltdowns at press conferences.

Master business people hold up under pressure. People melting down at press conferences is not holding up under pressure. Trust fund babies aren't inherently good business people. ROFL! Har! Kuddos! Oh my . . . Building 7.

14 ( +15 / -1 )

So the confirmed scam artist just fired the guy who heads the department investigating him. Should be fun.

A few months ago I told Trump fans that there would come a time when they would have to choose between Trump and America. Looks like that time is fast approaching. Maybe not here yet, but soon.

Let's see where the non-college educated people take us.

16 ( +16 / -0 )

Conservatives: Stop lying to yourselves constantly. Stop lying to everyone else constantly. Take back whatever shreds of dignity and integrity you have left and stop swallowing everything Trump puts in your mouths.

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Trump trumpeted his role

After all, it's all about him. And his family. How'd Ivanka get such deep business ties to China? Did her daddy help her?

@fizzb  collusion between Sessions and the FBI.

GoTrumpers once again pushing 'deep state' conspiracy theories.

@burnbsh Did Mueller retire?

In the US, even under don Trump, investigations should take time. GoTrumpers, especially those who are Internet Research Agency employees, must really be worrying about Mueller's team uncovering the don's syndicates' dealings with Russian oligarchs.

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UN - HINGED!!

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Did Mueller retire?

Well, I know this a concept Trumpers won't get, but he acted professionally - he went silent during the lead up to the election, so as not to cause a distraction.  Perhaps you would have liked him to announce he had subpoenaed Trump?  Lodged an indictment against Roger Stone?  Found more Russian-Trump contacts? 

Where is he?

Doing his job, just as he did as a young Marine in Vietnam or taking down John Gotti as FBI head. 

I can guarantee you he isn't playing golf....

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Did Mueller retire?

Oh, you can bet he's got his preliminary report complete so that, if he is fired and the investigation terminated, it can be subpoenaed by the House. Such an action by Trump would make all worse for him, so we can expect it's the course he'll take - he's an idiot.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Recuse recuse recuse. Took like an hour for that to start. Mueller still has to have actual evidence of something. If he does, he can present it. If he doesn’t then it’s all done. Nothing has changed.

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Did Mueller retire?

Where is he?

Doing his job.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Did Mueller retire?

They try to avoid making announcements 60 days before and election because of the potential for abuse.

Unless you're Hillary. Then it gets announced and then they are accused of helping her. Or if you're running for governor in Georgia and you start your own political investigation.

Maybe a better example would be McConnell refusing to go along with announcing the investigation into Trump's team before the election because it could sway voters. That's probably better.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Oh my har rolf Trump having a meltdown....Mueller wont go away that easy..

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warned of a "warlike posture" in Washington if Democrats investigated him.

"I could fire everybody right now,

If Trump is so clean, why is he so afraid of being investigated?

"Officer, don't even think about opening that trunk. There's nothing in there."

There's plenty of evidence that firing Sessions is on its own obstruction of justice, especially with this timing. Trump waited until he knew for sure that the House would go Democratic, assumed (correctly) that lickspittle Devin Nunes would no longer be there to protect him in committee, and then decided to get an AG who could pull the plug on the investigation.

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We can house it in Building 7.

I love the smell of a meltdown in the morning.

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

Trumps face in the article photo says it all, the man is completely insane.

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FizzBit:. I love the smell of a meltdown in the morning.

Must smell like American weapons landing in Yemen.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Must smell like American weapons landing in Yemen.

Makes no sense. But, I do hope the Dems can put the brakes on that disgrace. We’ll see. Wanna bet they do or don’t?

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Boy, that didn't take long. Looks like someone is running scared and preparing to make a few bad decisions.

Trump is scared to death.

If Pelosi and the House Dems don't get him, Special Counsel Mueller will...

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Recuse recuse recuse. Took like an hour for that to start. Mueller still has to have actual evidence of something. If he does, he can present it. If he doesn’t then it’s all done. Nothing has chang

Nobody is claiming any differently. It's a bit early to be arguing with the liberals you've made up.

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So for what purpose would the new guy recuse himself?

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

I was under the impression that conspiracy theorists couldn't smell.

Weak.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

The unhinged criminal's mind is manifesting itself in panic moves, the day after the election, hoping to avert the guilt he has. His attacks on the media have risen, as well. Soon, he will have a complete meltdown on twitter, as the lies and law breaking president's past catches up to him. He thinks he has two months, until the Democrats take the house, but in reality, he's not going to get away with trying to undo Mueller's work. Even if he thinks he can delay the inevitable, it's just a sleight of hand party trick that isn't going to work.

He's going to be found guilty of supporting the oligarchs and Russia, held captive by them, and shown to be a traitor to the US people, even though, those ignorant enough to believe in him will never admit the 2016 election was hacked, with a message to Trump, 'From Russia, with love'. He never won the election. He should never have been in office. The world and the US is a worse place, because of his relationship to Russia allowed him to be their puppet, and he knows it, thus fire Jeff Sessions when he knows the heat is coming stronger to find him guilty of treason.

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My goodness! Trump on one side and Pelosi as the speaker of the house.....both nuts from a different tree. Makes one embarrassed to be an American almost...

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I was under the impression that conspiracy theorists couldn't smell.

Of course they can. They're always smelling something fishy. Even when there's no actual fish there.

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So for what purpose would the new guy recuse himself?

To avoid the perception of bias, given he has previously unjustly railed against the special counsel investigation.

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Just as expected, finally.

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

Laguna:

We need to bring back the Tenure of Office Act. If we need senate approval to appoint, why shouldn't we require senate approval for removal. Consistency.

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Trump's falling apart at the seams.

Really?

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Why he pays of his affair women but fires his staff?

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Classic Trump & devotees - turning on their own. Autosarcophagy at it's finest.

Witness that grand Trump supporter Ted Nu(t)gent comments yesterday after the repubs lost in his beloved Michigan.

Quote: .*.“Real God country family Michiganiacs are heartbroke that more of us want the once great state of Michigan to turn into a California shole,” he wrote. “Downright insane cultural suicide. Thanks for nothing aholes.”

So civil, so sensible. Denigrate those decent ordinary citizens who decided not to follow your jack-boot rhetoric.

Sessions will possibly be only the entree in a likely feeding frenzy, lead by McDonald Trump.

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Classic Trump & devotees - turning on their own. Autosarcophagy at it's finest. 

Why? He wanted to get rid of Sessions for a dry long time, Sessions knew his days were numbered.

Witness that grand Trump supporter Ted Nu(t)gent comments yesterday after the repubs lost in his beloved Michigan.

And?

Quote: .*.“Real God country family Michiganiacs are heartbroke that more of us want the once great state of Michigan to turn into a California s*hole,” he wrote. “Downright insane cultural suicide. Thanks for nothing a**holes.”*

Can’t say I blame him, No one wants the rest of the country to look like California

So civil, so sensible. Denigrate those decent ordinary citizens who decided not to follow your jack-boot rhetoric.

So you just have to shut up and take it, in order to appease the opposition??

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We need to bring back the Tenure of Office Act. If we need senate approval to appoint, why shouldn't we require senate approval for removal. Consistency.

Interesting point. It's said that cabinet officials serve "at the pleasure of the president," but when the president's "pleasures" become perverse - well, then you've got Trump.

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And if "they" should really cut the funds Mueller needs to continue his investigation .....

..... so what! There's enough people who will more than gladly support him.

Trump is going bananas again, and again, and again.

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Now Whitaker needs to open an investigation on collusion between Sessions and the FBI.

At least he has written publicly about indicting Hillary which does not guarantee anything about what he will do now, more than 2 years later, but it does indicate that he has a clearly different (better) outlook on both legal and political issues than the Swamp Creatures we have been dealing with.

I would indict Hillary Clinton: Opposing view

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/05/reasonable-indict/86731608/

Mueller's investigation of Trump is going too far

https://www.cnn.com/2017/08/06/opinions/rosenstein-should-curb-mueller-whittaker-opinion/index.html

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FizzBit: Makes no sense.

I apologize for that previous comment.

But, I do hope the Dems can put the brakes on that disgrace. We’ll see. Wanna bet they do or don’t?

Why would a Trump fan be asking a Democrat to stop Trump?

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I suspect that if Mueller has anything he's smart enough to protect the information. My guess is that he will find quite a few crimes not related to collusion which has base will say don't count since it's not collusion. Trump will walk but I'm hoping one family member will end up in jail to pay for his father's sins.

Republicans are no threat to stop Trump even if he crosses some sacred lines, which he will. And he rules over his base. Even if they get uncomfortable with the things he starts doing they won't speak out.

So that leaves the Democrats. I like Schumer but I'm wondering if we need someone else in there for this. Democrats seem to fall into this trap of assuming that Republicans will finally drop their toxic ways. They won't. As their base shrinks it will get worse. Look at Georgia and North Carolina and Wisconsin and West Virginia. All examples of abuse of power and changing the system to keep red in power at all costs.

I'm pretty safe so what happens next should be fun.

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Why would a Trump fan be asking a Democrat to stop Trump?

Because we “conspiracy theorists” (this label is for the benifit of the establishment) believe that it doesn’t matter who is President, the elites along with the MIC, MSM et al rule foreign military policy. That’s why CNN can be on the ground in Iraq but ignore Yemen. That’s why the Dems for the most part support the military and weapons sales, and that’s why both parties are afraid of angering AIPAC. This Dem / Rep battle is just to keep the sheep entertained.

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Trump fires Sessions, says he 'could fire everybody right now' - Headline

As usual, taken out of context and skewed by Reuters.

Full text:

Quote

Trump said he could fire Mueller if he wanted but was hesitant to take that step. "I could fire everybody right now, but I don't want to stop it, because politically I don't like stopping it," he said.

Unquote

Clearly he was talking about Mueller. The headline implies he could fire anyone in his team - Pompeo and his other aces, which is not Trump's intention.

Step one: Fire Sessions. That gutless sandbagger was President Trump's biggest thorn his side and first major mistake.

Step two: Throw out each and every deep state official in his administration, starting with Rosenstein.

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@Miyam_Musashi As usual, taken out of context and skewed by Reuters...

how so its clearly what the man said....

Clearly he was talking about Mueller. The headline implies he could fire anyone in his team - Pompeo and his other aces, which is not Trump's intention....

No you are stating what the headline what you think it implies..

Step 3 start impeachment proceedings release his taxes...

Step 4 Lock him up....

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The COWARD COMMANDER doing what he does best: Being A Coward.

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Because we “conspiracy theorists” (this label is for the benifit of the establishment) believe that it doesn’t matter who is President

Your words and actions don't match. You say that it doesn't matter who is president, yet you were clearly against Hillary and for Trump. If it didn't matter, why would you care who is president? You're lacking in consistency, which I suspect is a result of trying to juggle viewpoints which logically oppose each other.

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About time! We need a real AG. Trump may have to fire Mueller too if he doesn't wrap up this witch hunt soon. Evidence of Russian collusion? Mueller? Mueller? Mueller?

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Step 3 start impeachment proceedings release his taxes...

Step 4 Lock him up....

Clearly this poster is ignorant of the impeachment process.

President Trump has his Senate and added to the majority.

(And for info purposes, GOP lost the House largely because 44 GOP incumbents retired. The DEMs could only take 23 in the mid-terms. In contrast, Obama lost 63 in 2010 and Clinton 52 in 1994.)

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Being fired by President Trump shows character.

So does quitting.

Impeachment is a waste of time since the Senate will never convict. The Dems know that.

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"It really could be a beautiful bipartisan situation," Trump said.

Translation: "This is fine." (meme)

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bassfunk - thank you for your reply.

You said - "...Why? He wanted to get rid of Sessions for a dry long time, Sessions knew his days were numbered..."

And I said  Session is just the entree. The real feeding frenzy is to come.

You said re Ted Nu(t)gents comments calling his fellow Michigan citizens aholes - "..So you just have to shut up and take it, in order to appease the opposition??.."

So now many of his fellow citizens are to be degraded?

This fits into the theme I was expressing re eating their own. Autosarcophagy.

Trump is already breaking down and he will surely take a mob with him.

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"This is the White House Admin department.   We would like to order an XXXL orange jumpsuit please.  Yes, immediate delivery would be preferred"

"And two big Macs".

"And please cancel the 15,000 troops at the border.  The invasion is no longer a concern"

"If you can find a copy of the US Constitution that would be appreciated.  Preferably with easy to understand pictures to illustrate it".

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LOL! Dump's tax audit is done. There is nothing he can do to stop the new House from getting his tax returns. That is when the party really starts! Follow the money House committees!

Mueller's report will reach the House's desk and Dump can't stop it.

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Weak.

But not as weak as conspiracy theories.

Because we “conspiracy theorists” (this label is for the benifit of the establishment) believe that it doesn’t matter who is President, the elites along with the MIC, MSM et al rule foreign military policy. That’s why CNN can be on the ground in Iraq but ignore Yemen. That’s why the Dems for the most part support the military and weapons sales, and that’s why both parties are afraid of angering AIPAC. This Dem / Rep battle is just to keep the sheep entertained.

This is an astute analysis and not why we label people conspiracy theorists; that happens when you spout conspiracy theories.

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Don't think Whitaker's much better. He should be looking to recuse himself real soon.

This is an administration and it's followers in denial and meltdown.

Democrats expressed concern that the president was moving to sabotage Mueller’s investigation, which has obtained guilty pleas to federal criminal charges from Trump’s former campaign chairman, deputy campaign chairman, White House national security adviser and campaign foreign policy adviser.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/07/jeff-sessions-fired-us-attorney-general

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This is a great read:

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/greatest-honor-quit-because-firing-210800754.html

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Trump has to fire Sessions

Now that the Democratic Party controls the House and thus has real power to investigate

Trump doesn't like that Sessions is a type of man who recuses himself to not impede an investigation

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More obstruction to investigate in January. Next.

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Trump doesn't like that Sessions is a type of man who recuses himself to not impede an investigation

Sessions recused himself because he has a sense of justice. It may be sick and twisted at times, but he has a sense of justice. Trump has demonstrated he reviles people with a sense of justice. Believe it or not, Sessions was an adult in the room.

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Yeah, absolutely nothing shady about this... at all. Sorry my eyes are rolling so far in back of my head I might see my brain from the inside...

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They know it's shady. They know Trump fired Sessions to help obstruct the investigation against him. Their position is that they think they can get away with it.

The problem is that they aren't thinking long-term. Trump will be gone. It's guaranteed. But the precedents they are setting will live on long after, even for Democratic presidents.

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Mueller? Mueller? Mueller?

I quite like your Ferris Bueller angle on this Serrano. However unlike Ferris, Mueller is very much at school and studying hard. Expect a lot of 'Twist and Shout' from your captain when he gets caught driving his Russian Ferrari.

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Big mistake. Sessions will now spill his guts to Mueller!

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I'm sure our day will come soon when we fire Trump and have him and most of his family indicted.

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I just want the democrats to do their job appropriately. Don't make stuff up, just target what Trump is already doing every day and go from there. Then any US citizen with a brain, should the fruits of Mueller's work (and anyone else's) turn up what most of us suspect... we have to lean on the Republican majority Senate to do their job appropriately as well, or forever lose any sane person's trust in their "party" again.

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