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    Trump pressed SEN INTEL CMTE to shut down Russia investigation according to 6 SENS!

    If the SENATE refuses to investigate, if Sessions refuses to tell under oath if he interfered or was asked to interfere by Trump with the investigation in either chamber, it is obstruction of justice by either or BOTH.

    Note: MUELLER can call either of them in for testimony. If they refuse, it's going to get very dicey very fast.

    Mr. Burr told other senators that Mr. Trump had stressed that it was time to “move on” from the Russia issue,
    using that language repeatedly, according to people who spoke with Mr. Burr over the summer. One Republican
    close to Mr. Burr, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Mr. Trump had been “very forceful.”

    AND THIS...

    Republicans said Mr. Trump’s ire often went beyond the intelligence committee investigation and spilled over a
    range of issues that touched on Russia and his relationship with Congress.



    Trump Pressed Top Republicans to End Senate Russia Inquiry

    By JONATHAN MARTIN, MAGGIE HABERMAN and ALEXANDER BURNS

    NOV. 30, 2017


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    Senator Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, is chairman of the Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. CreditGabriella
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    WASHINGTON — President Trump over the summer repeatedly urged senior Senate Republicans, including the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to end the panel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, according to a half dozen lawmakers and aides. Mr. Trump’s requests were a highly unusual intervention from a president into a legislative inquiry involving his family and close aides.

    Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina, the intelligence committee chairman, said in an interview this week that Mr. Trump told him that he was eager to see an investigation that has overshadowed much of the first year of his presidency come to an end.

    “It was something along the lines of, ‘I hope you can conclude this as quickly as possible,’” Mr. Burr said. He said he replied to Mr. Trump that “when we have exhausted everybody we need to talk to, we will finish.”

    In addition, according to lawmakers and aides, Mr. Trump told Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, and Senator Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri and a member of the intelligence committee, to end the investigation swiftly.

    Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat who is a former chairwoman of the intelligence committee, said in an interview this week that Mr. Trump’s requests were “inappropriate” and represented a breach of the separation of powers.
    It is pressure that should never be brought to bear by an official when the legislative branch is in the process of an investigation,” Ms. Feinstein said.

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    Russian Hacking and Influence in the U.S. Election

    Complete coverage of Russia’s campaign to disrupt the 2016 presidential election.

    Raj Shah, a White House spokesman, said on Thursday that the president had not acted improperly. Mr. Trump, he said, “at no point has attempted to apply undue influence on committee members’’ and believes “there is no evidence of collusion and these investigations must come to a fair and appropriate completion.’’

    Mr. Trump’s requests of lawmakers to end the Senate investigation came during a period in the summer when the president was particularly consumed with Russia and openly raging at his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, for recusing himself from any inquiries into Russian meddling in the election. Mr. Trump often vented to his own aides and even declared his innocence to virtual strangers he came across on his New Jersey golf course.

    In this same period, the president complained frequently to Mr. McConnell about not doing enough to bring the investigation to an end, a Republican official close to the leader said.

    Republicans played down Mr. Trump’s appeals, describing them as the actions of a political newcomer unfamiliar with what is appropriate presidential conduct....


    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/u...ntel.html?_r=0

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    Pfft! The latest in regressive hopes to see Trump out of the White House. Ain't happening, and you'd get Pence anyway. And angry and upset Trump base of tens-of-millions. And you think that you would win something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    Pfft! The latest in regressive hopes to see Trump out of the White House. Ain't happening, and you'd get Pence anyway. And angry and upset Trump base of tens-of-millions. And you think that you would win something?
    Constitutional crisis is okay with you? Why am I not surprised?

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    Bumping. I feel sure it will share space with the GOPs vile botched partisan hack budget busting bill tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    Constitutional crisis is okay with you? Why am I not surprised?
    What constitutional crisis?

    And by the way, nothing says Trump can't urge all he wants.

    Nothing illegal about that whatsoever.

    You guys are now grasping for anything here and that is obvious.

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    This explains why Trump is saying the investigation will soon be over. He actually thinks he is King and can order Congress to do as he wishes.

    The Republican Congress is just weak enough to go along.

    There is a big upsurge in the young,angry that these old Septogarians and Octogenarians are stealing their future with these tax cuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    Pfft! The latest in regressive hopes to see Trump out of the White House. Ain't happening, and you'd get Pence anyway. And angry and upset Trump base of tens-of-millions. And you think that you would win something?
    Trump doesn't need to leave. He just has to be exposed.

    Trump has already secured his position as a lame duck just one year into his term. Trump will be the worst one-term president in recent American memory and history.

    Trump's tax givaway is in real trouble because the GOP's own deficit rules would be broken with this give-away to the rich.

    Trump may be the first US President to be banned entry into an allied country EVER! Even General George Washington would have been better received in London than Donald Trump would be.

    Trump is the gift that keeps giving. Donald John Trump is the antithesis of what the American people want in a President.

    Trump proved all the warnings to be true and accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    What constitutional crisis?

    And by the way, nothing says Trump can't urge all he wants.

    Nothing illegal about that whatsoever.

    You guys are now grasping for anything here and that is obvious.
    You seem to have a reading comprehension problem. "...Trump’s requests were “inappropriate” and represented a breach of the separation of powers." I'm sure Mueller is carefully observing this development and will be speaking with those members who Trump urged to drop the investigation. It's further proof of attempted obstruction of justice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    You seem to have a reading comprehension problem. "...Trump’s requests were “inappropriate” and represented a breach of the separation of powers." I'm sure Mueller is carefully observing this development and will be speaking with those members who Trump urged to drop the investigation. It's further proof of attempted obstruction of justice.
    What the hell does inappropriate mean?

    Either it was legal or it wasn't, that's all that matters.

    So did he threaten or try to bribe someone?

    If not then there is nothing wrong.

    Who the hell cares if someone thinks its inappropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    Bumping. I feel sure it will share space with the GOPs vile botched partisan hack budget busting bill tomorrow.
    You would think, wouldn't you? He's tried to obstruct justice almost as many times as he's assaulted women.
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