Whitaker spills the beans.

the watchman

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#33
Didn't you catch that I posted it was a matter of degree, not that one was corrupt and the other wasn't?
actually , that's the exact point I responded to. It's not about one or the other. Trump is in a corruption category far and above ANY previous president .
 

HayJenn

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#36
Why would I read it when he outright admitted he heard it from the media. Are you kidding me?
Because you want to stay in your truth free bubble?


Mr. Whitaker, who had privately told associates that part of his role at the Justice Department was to “jump on a grenade” for the president, knew he could not put Mr. Berman in charge because Mr. Berman had already recused himself from the investigation. The president soon soured on Mr. Whitaker, as he often does with his aides, and complained about his inability to pull levers at the Justice Department that could make the president’s many legal problems go away. Trying to install a perceived loyalist atop a widening inquiry is a familiar tactic for Mr. Trump, who has been struggling to beat back the investigations that have consumed his presidency. His efforts have exposed him to accusations of obstruction of justice as Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, finishes his work investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.


An examination by The New York Times reveals the extent of an even more sustained, more secretive assault by Mr. Trump on the machinery of federal law enforcement. Interviews with dozens of current and former government officials and others close to Mr. Trump, as well as a review of confidential White House documents, reveal numerous unreported episodes in a two-year drama


White House lawyers wrote a confidential memo expressing concern about the president’s staff peddling misleading information in public about the firing of Michael T. Flynn, the Trump administration’s first national security adviser. Mr. Trump had private conversations with Republican lawmakers about a campaign to attack the Mueller investigation. And there was the episode when he asked his attorney general about putting Mr. Berman in charge of the Manhattan investigation. Mr. Whitaker, who this month told a congressional committee that Mr. Trump had never pressured him over the various investigations, is now under scrutiny by House Democrats for possible perjury.


The story of Mr. Trump’s attempts to defang the investigations has been voluminously covered in the news media, to such a degree that many Americans have lost track of how unusual his behavior is. But fusing the strands reveals an extraordinary story of a president who has attacked the law enforcement apparatus of his own government like no other president in history, and who has turned the effort into an obsession. Mr. Trump has done it with the same tactics he once used in his business empire: demanding fierce loyalty
from employees, applying pressure tactics to keep people in line and protecting the brand — himself — at all costs.

Intimidation, Pressure and Humiliation: Inside Trump’s Two-Year War on the Investigations Encircling Him
 
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#37
Law Blog is a leftist media site.
Factual Reporting: HIGH

Notes: Lawfare Blog is a blog dedicated to national security issues, published by the Lawfare Institute in cooperation with the Brookings Institution. Lawfare Blog is factual in reporting and always well sourced. There is a left-center bias in reporting choices that slightly favor liberals. Overall, this is a reliable source for security and legal information. (5/14/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 7/28/2017)
 
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#39
Why does #Trumpcult insist on using patently false and lying sources for their infotainement? Do they like being lied to?
 
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#40
Factual Reporting: HIGH

Notes: Lawfare Blog is a blog dedicated to national security issues, published by the Lawfare Institute in cooperation with the Brookings Institution. Lawfare Blog is factual in reporting and always well sourced. There is a left-center bias in reporting choices that slightly favor liberals. Overall, this is a reliable source for security and legal information. (5/14/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 7/28/2017)
This one is funny...

High factual reporting, and then a paragraph about how that's the case but they have a left bias and so they will report alternative facts when they feel the need.

Or how that works out in a practical sense is they are trustworthy except on political issues.
 

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