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User Info: darkace77450

darkace77450
4 weeks ago#1
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-asked-whitaker-to-put-u-s-attorney-in-charge-of-michael-cohen-probe-after-he-had-recused-himself

President Trump asked then-acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker late last year to put the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, a Trump ally, in charge of the investigation into Michael Cohen, after the attorney had already recused himself from the probe, according to a new report.

Whitaker, also a Trump loyalist, told the president he could not put Geoffrey Berman in charge of the investigation into the hush money payments his longtime attorney made to women alleging they had sex with Trump, citing the recusal, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

Berman, who had been appointed by Trump, recused himself because of a conflict of interest. He donated money Trump’s 2016 campaign and has ties to Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani.


This is what innocent people do.

User Info: darkace77450

darkace77450
4 weeks ago#2
Here's a more in-depth NYT article on this.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/us/politics/trump-investigations.html

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JaeredMack
4 weeks ago#3
Imagine being such an embarrassment of a judge that you are called a "Trump ally."

God, I would hate to be under investigation or find myself before a court.
Donald Trump is an illegal President.

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Turtlemayor333
4 weeks ago#4
The right wing talking point is already that since Berman wasn't put in charge, clearly there is no obstruction. We're supposed to ignore that Trump was done with Whitacker after this failed.

It doesn't matter what they say though. The only reason we hear about all these instances is because someone is putting together all the dots for obstruction.
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User Info: darkace77450

darkace77450
4 weeks ago#5
Turtlemayor333 posted...
The right wing talking point is already that since Berman wasn't put in charge, clearly there is no obstruction. We're supposed to ignore that Trump was done with Whitacker after this failed.

It doesn't matter what they say though. The only reason we hear about all these instances is because someone is putting together all the dots for obstruction.


So with the Trump Tower meeting we had "attempted collusion isn't collusion", and now we've got "attempted obstruction isn't obstruction"?

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Starks
4 weeks ago#6
Trump is denying.
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ReiRei89
4 weeks ago#7
Starks posted...
Trump is denying.


Which means it's true.
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User Info: Heineken14

Heineken14
4 weeks ago#8
darkace77450 posted...
Turtlemayor333 posted...
The right wing talking point is already that since Berman wasn't put in charge, clearly there is no obstruction. We're supposed to ignore that Trump was done with Whitacker after this failed.

It doesn't matter what they say though. The only reason we hear about all these instances is because someone is putting together all the dots for obstruction.


So with the Trump Tower meeting we had "attempted collusion isn't collusion", and now we've got "attempted obstruction isn't obstruction"?


We've already had that though. They used that excuse with the Comey firing. "Sure, he fired Comey to try and stop the Russian investigation, but it didn't' stop so therefore it doesn't count as obstruction!"
Rage is a hell of an anesthetic.

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TerraKnightX
4 weeks ago#9
The SDNY is not meant to be messed with.

User Info: darkace77450

darkace77450
4 weeks ago#10
Apologies for the misleading title; Trump actually told Whitaker to ask the judge in SDNY to un-recuse himself.
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