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2017-08-06 10:14:02 PM  
This guy is literally arguing that anything damaging to Trump and his family will hurt America. I bet to differ. Damaging Trump is the only way out of this mess.
 
2017-08-06 10:25:31 PM  
Until D2S can taste his own prostate with that probe, it's not gone far enough.
 
2017-08-06 10:25:43 PM  
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2017-08-06 10:34:36 PM  
A failed conservative candidate for the Iowa Senate has an opinion.

I guess everyone does...

When he calls for Ken Starr's report to be thrown out because it wander quite a ways from the Whitewater land development investigation to manage to take the president's testimony about consensual sex...then I will take the guy seriously.
 
2017-08-06 10:46:27 PM  
"I made my mistakes, but in all of my years of public life, I have never profited, never profited from public service - I earned every cent," he said. "And in all of my years of public life, I have never obstructed justice. And I think, too, that I could say that in my years of public life, that I welcome this kind of examination, because people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I am not a crook. I have earned everything I have got."
 
2017-08-06 10:53:11 PM  
So, in TFA's author's opinion, Trumplethinskin--just for instance-- being beholdento the Russian mob and the Kremlin for laundering their money for the last 30 years, is outside the scope of Mueller's mandate because most of it did not happen in the 12 calendar months of 2016?

Okay then.
 
2017-08-06 11:21:43 PM  
conservative ethics watchdog group

Jumbo shrimp.
 
2017-08-06 11:24:20 PM  
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2017-08-06 11:24:32 PM  

fusillade762: conservative ethics watchdog group

Jumbo shrimp.


Military intelligence.
Congressional ethics.
Large hardon collider.

Wait, what?
 
2017-08-06 11:25:36 PM  
The Probe the Went Too Far. - by Chuck Tingle.
 
2017-08-06 11:25:39 PM  
Hey, someone dig through this guy's post/tweet history about a year and see if you can find something calling for the investigation of the Clinton Foundation.

A month of totalfark says it has to be there.
 
2017-08-06 11:25:46 PM  
Your liberal media, ladies and gentlemen.
 
2017-08-06 11:26:11 PM  

fusillade762: conservative ethics watchdog group

Jumbo shrimp.


Remember, conservatives' ethics are a bit situational these days
 
2017-08-06 11:27:30 PM  
His directive literally says he can follow whatever threads present themselves.

"(i) any links and/or coordination bet ween the Russian government and individuals
associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump; and
(ii) any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation; and"
 
2017-08-06 11:27:51 PM  
Dumb author:
"It does not take a lawyer or even a former federal prosecutor like myself to conclude that investigating Donald Trump's finances or his family's finances falls completely outside of the realm of his 2016 campaign and allegations that the campaign coordinated with the Russian government or anyone else."

Rod Rosenstein:
"Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein said Sunday that the expanding investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is continuing apace, even as President Trump dismissed the probe as "a total fabrication."

Rosenstein said special counsel Robert S. Mueller III can investigate any crimes that he might discover within the scope of his probe, but the deputy attorney general would not discuss which individuals are the subject of their inquiry."
 
2017-08-06 11:28:27 PM  
is there any crime or foul act that the GOP won't make excuses for and/or help donny cover up?   is there a line the republicans won't cross?

no, don't answer.  I think we already know.
 
2017-08-06 11:28:57 PM  
tough. farking. shiat.

Sure, no fishing expeditions.. but if evidence of criminality comes to light as part of the scope of the investigation there is precisely ZERO chance of it not being followed up. If A prosecutor is investigating a drug deal and finds a murder they don't go 'oh I'm not the murder guy, Ill just pretend I didn't see that'

Which is the exact equivalent of what the republican party is asking to happen now.
 
2017-08-06 11:29:24 PM  

poorjon: "I made my mistakes, but in all of my years of public life, I have never profited, never profited from public service - I earned every cent," he said. "And in all of my years of public life, I have never obstructed justice. And I think, too, that I could say that in my years of public life, that I welcome this kind of examination, because people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I am not a crook. I have earned everything I have got."


By this statement we know:
Trump has profited from public service, and in a big way.
He has obstructed justice, and knows it.
He doesn't want to be examined.
It would be better if nobody knew if the president was a crook or not.
He is a crook.
He hasn't done anything to earn anything he has.
 
2017-08-06 11:29:58 PM  
conservative ethics watchdog group

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2017-08-06 11:31:27 PM  

Endrick: poorjon: "I made my mistakes, but in all of my years of public life, I have never profited, never profited from public service - I earned every cent," he said. "And in all of my years of public life, I have never obstructed justice. And I think, too, that I could say that in my years of public life, that I welcome this kind of examination, because people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I am not a crook. I have earned everything I have got."

By this statement we know:
Trump has profited from public service, and in a big way.
He has obstructed justice, and knows it.
He doesn't want to be examined.
It would be better if nobody knew if the president was a crook or not.
He is a crook.
He hasn't done anything to earn anything he has.


...
I think that's a direct quote from Nixon.
 
2017-08-06 11:31:27 PM  
a conservative ethics watchdog group. He ran in the Republican primary for Iowa Senate in 2014.

So you admit you suck at your job, Matt.  Because if you really cared about conservative ethics, you'd be fine with the probe.

Of course, "conservative ethics" is just code for "fark the liberals" right?
 
2017-08-06 11:32:04 PM  
A hale and hearty "fark you" to the author of this bullshiat.  Trump and his cronies deserve to burn for every transgression against the people they've committed.  Drag them to hell.
 
2017-08-06 11:32:20 PM  

scottydoesntknow: [img.fark.net image 425x177]


You're doing good works, scottydoesntknow.  Now I won't waste time reading that.
 
2017-08-06 11:32:35 PM  
FTFA: Last month, when President Donald Trump was asked by The New York Times if special counsel Robert Mueller would be crossing a line if he started investigating the finances of Trump and his family, the President said "I think that's a violation. Look, this is about Russia."

The President is absolutely correct.

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2017-08-06 11:35:13 PM  

wejash: A failed conservative candidate for the Iowa Senate has an opinion.

I guess everyone does...

When he calls for Ken Starr's report to be thrown out because it wander quite a ways from the Whitewater land development investigation to manage to take the president's testimony about consensual sex...then I will take the guy seriously.


Do you think Starr's report was an over-intrusive witch hunt? And if so, what do you think of an election fraud investigation that starts probing family finances?
I mean, since you're calling out this guy for his almost-certain hypocrisy, are you free of it?
 
2017-08-06 11:35:14 PM  
Thanks, CNN. Thank you for giving a voice to this sad little failed conservative, who, blowing on the embers of his little spark, hopes to kindle a better seat. Where he can shiat on his constituents.
 
2017-08-06 11:35:54 PM  

Endrick: poorjon: "I made my mistakes, but in all of my years of public life, I have never profited, never profited from public service - I earned every cent," he said. "And in all of my years of public life, I have never obstructed justice. And I think, too, that I could say that in my years of public life, that I welcome this kind of examination, because people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I am not a crook. I have earned everything I have got."

By this statement we know:
Trump has profited from public service, and in a big way.
He has obstructed justice, and knows it.
He doesn't want to be examined.
It would be better if nobody knew if the president was a crook or not.
He is a crook.
He hasn't done anything to earn anything he has.


That was Nixon, you dolt.

/Sorry, any mention of Nixon required the dolt. It is in the bylaws.
 
2017-08-06 11:35:57 PM  

DemonEater: Hey, someone dig through this guy's post/tweet history about a year and see if you can find something calling for the investigation of the Clinton Foundation.

A month of totalfark says it has to be there.


Gettin' close to bedtime for me, but here's the twitter in question, for anyone with a little time on their hands twitter.com/MattWhitaker46
 
2017-08-06 11:37:56 PM  

scottydoesntknow: [img.fark.net image 425x177]


"The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FART FACT), a conservative ethics watchdog group." I should be used to it by now, but as an English major I'm still offended by how violently conservatives twist language to pretend their toxic sludge is good for us. On an existential level, that seems like such a huge and insurmountable problem...how can society advance, or even survive, when amoral predators by the thousands make it their business to farking unravel language?? That's like having a legion of people who can fark with the laws of physics to cause mayhem when it suits them.

Education is the answer, but we may not be doing that for too much longer.
 
2017-08-06 11:38:10 PM  
I had just read this before turning to Fark.  What a complete idiot.

Mueller is not going to stop at any red line.  He is going to say f-you to anyone who tries to make him stop, and then he is going to use some kind of special Viet Cong martial arts move that he learned in the jungles of Viet Nam to kick the living shiat out of anyone who tries to stop him.  At least thats how I envision his thought process working.

I hate to say it but I really do think that at this stage the fate of the Republic is in the hands of Mueller and his band of prosecutors.  I read an article saying that he has the absolute best 14 prosecutors for financial crimes in the country working with him.  I hope thats true, and that he also has a crazy public relations person who will go bat-shiat crazy at the media when the indictments start rolling out, basically saying "where the hell were you when this idiot and his cronies convinced you to treat him like he was legit?"

A man can dream.
 
2017-08-06 11:39:53 PM  

scottydoesntknow: [img.fark.net image 425x177]


Matthew Whitaker is a garbage human being who richly deserves to be forced to drink all of his food through a straw for the rest of his life.
 
2017-08-06 11:40:23 PM  
fark off, CNN.
 
2017-08-06 11:40:36 PM  

scottydoesntknow: [img.fark.net image 425x177]


Why do I have that strange lingering feeling this author had no problem with Ken Starr probing Bill Clinton's sex life?
 
2017-08-06 11:40:38 PM  

Confabulat: This guy is literally arguing that anything damaging to Trump and his family will hurt America.

In the most immediate term, they will. That is a fact, no matter who the President is: hurting the leader causes, at the very least, some immediate-term pain for the country. It does nobody any good to pretend otherwise. Of course there will be pain.

The real question is, is that pain necessary to prevent or extricate us from greater medium- to long-term painful situations in the future? And here, I'd say yes; we are at that point. Yes, this will hurt, and yes, that sucks. It still needs to happen.
 
2017-08-06 11:40:53 PM  

Theaetetus: wejash: A failed conservative candidate for the Iowa Senate has an opinion.

I guess everyone does...

When he calls for Ken Starr's report to be thrown out because it wander quite a ways from the Whitewater land development investigation to manage to take the president's testimony about consensual sex...then I will take the guy seriously.

Do you think Starr's report was an over-intrusive witch hunt? And if so, what do you think of an election fraud investigation that starts probing family finances?
I mean, since you're calling out this guy for his almost-certain hypocrisy, are you free of it?


You sound very concerned.
 
2017-08-06 11:41:11 PM  
Another day, another trump apologist, another set of excuses.

It must be getting tiresome.
 
2017-08-06 11:41:41 PM  
Ignore this motherfarker, he's from Iowa
 
2017-08-06 11:41:57 PM  

phaseolus: DemonEater: Hey, someone dig through this guy's post/tweet history about a year and see if you can find something calling for the investigation of the Clinton Foundation.

A month of totalfark says it has to be there.

Gettin' close to bedtime for me, but here's the twitter in question, for anyone with a little time on their hands twitter.com/MattWhitaker46


Unfortunately, no. Here's Twitter's advanced search page, and you can put in "clinton" for tweets containing that, and "@MattWhitaker46" in the "from these accounts" box.  You get four results, but nothing mentioning the foundation.
 
2017-08-06 11:41:58 PM  
The probe can never go too far, as he is a never ending asshole

/cue "the never ending story" song but "story" replaced with "asshole"
/ahh ahh ahh ahh ahh ahh ahh ahh ahhhhh
/the never ending asshole
 
2017-08-06 11:42:28 PM  

Weaver95: is there any crime or foul act that the GOP won't make excuses for and/or help donny cover up?   is there a line the republicans won't cross?

no, don't answer.  I think we already know.


They're ok if Trump is a pedophile, so.....yeah....
 
2017-08-06 11:42:29 PM  
Karma is a biatch, assholes.
 
2017-08-06 11:42:51 PM  
"Conservative Ethics"

that phrase would be hilarious if the hypocrisy and dishonesty of its exemplars hadn't already caused so much suffering and failure.
 
2017-08-06 11:43:29 PM  
Like everything else in his life, Trump's crimes are motivated by money. It has always been about the money. Why would that be off limits?
 
2017-08-06 11:43:36 PM  
We'll have to see what the charges are before prejudging that Trump's finances and the Russian collusion are disconnected.  If as suspected Trump had longstanding ties to the Russian mafia, any collusion wouldn't really be a new event so much as a continuation of existing corruption.
 
2017-08-06 11:44:24 PM  

scottydoesntknow: [img.fark.net image 425x177]


Need too add: Matthew Whittaker is also ballsy enough to slip a supporting link to a Fox News article in his CNN editorial.
 
2017-08-06 11:45:05 PM  
I liked the Yogi Berra quote that popped up in the video: "You can observe a lot by just watching".

Yogi Berra
May 12, 1925 - September 22, 2015
Thank you and rest in peace. We love you and we remember you.
 
2017-08-06 11:45:19 PM  
If Trump somehow managed to splooge on an intern's blue dress and tries to deflect from that, I guess Mueller would let that go.

/Evidence that Trump can splooge at this stage of his life is circumstantial at best
//Or even get a boner.
 
2017-08-06 11:45:43 PM  
Kocholster defends Putin's cockholster by attacking Republican prosecutor. https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2016/04/new-nonprofit-tied-to-stealt​h​y-circle-of-dark-money-groups/

Anyone want to bet that Whitaker ever held back from investigating someone's personal finances while he was US Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa even the though the FBI referral wasn't for a crime related to finances?

He's a big fan of asset forfeiture
http://www.pottco.org/deed_pdf/2007/1/8/2/2007-18257.pdf
 
2017-08-06 11:45:44 PM  

Theaetetus: wejash: A failed conservative candidate for the Iowa Senate has an opinion.

I guess everyone does...

When he calls for Ken Starr's report to be thrown out because it wander quite a ways from the Whitewater land development investigation to manage to take the president's testimony about consensual sex...then I will take the guy seriously.

Do you think Starr's report was an over-intrusive witch hunt? And if so, what do you think of an election fraud investigation that starts probing family finances?
I mean, since you're calling out this guy for his almost-certain hypocrisy, are you free of it?


Finances that could compromise The President of the United States, and, well, The US, and a POTUS who made a not so wise choice to engage in an extramarital affair are not the same thing.
 
2017-08-06 11:45:46 PM  
Fark this guy.  America deserves to know if the president (gag) is dirty or not and if so, how dirty.  Scope my ass.  If Mueller pulls on a twig and unearths a network of cancerous roots, he can't just ignore the roots.  It all ties together, motherfarkers.  Trump's involvement with Russia goes back years.  The election is just the latest manifestation of that involvement.  To simplify, if I get pulled over for speeding, and the cop sees my baggie of metb peeking out from under the seat, he's not going to ignore it because of 'scope'.
 
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