"Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election”, Comey, coup, firing Special Counsel Mueller, Fox News, Mueller, Murdoch, Pardons, Russia, Senate Intel Committee, Trump, US Senate, Wall Street Journal, WSJ
Speech well worth the 12 minutes. Link: http://youtu.be/cM_dr4942X8
He reminds everyone of why Mueller was appointed and that Mueller was a life-long Republican. Comey was a life-long Republican, as well. Comey is reportedly no longer a Republican.
From US Senator Mark Warner’s twitter, 20 December 2017, the speech is similar in its points, but uses the word obstruction:
“It’s time to draw the line: any attempt by President Trump to interfere with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation would provoke a constitutional crisis.
I hope my concerns are unfounded, but there are troubling signs. It is critical that we as elected officials, and as citizens, speak up against these threats now…before it is too late.
Congress must make clear to the President that firing the Special Counsel, or interfering with his investigation by issuing pardons of essential witnesses, is unacceptable, and would have immediate and significant consequences.
In the United States of America, no one is above the law. Not even the President.
Firing Mr. Mueller or any of the top brass involved in this investigation would call into question this Administration’s commitment to the truth and the rule of law.
While the President has said he is not considering removing Special Counsel Mueller, the President’s track record on this front is a source of concern. I’m certain many of my colleagues believed that he wouldn’t possibly fire Mr. Comey, either.
These statements are reckless. They are inappropriate. And they are extremely worrying.
In recent weeks, a growing chorus of voices in Congress, the media, and the White House have begun pushing a coordinated narrative undermining the credibility of the Special Counsel’s investigation and the FBI itself.
Any of these actions would be a gross abuse of power and a flagrant violation of Executive branch responsibilities and authorities. These are red lines, and we simply cannot allow them to be crossed.
– Firing Robert Mueller or top FBI or DOJ brass overseeing the investigation.
– Pardoning key witnesses in an effort to shield them from accountability
– Any other attempt to shut down the investigation” https://twitter.com/MarkWarner
In his speech, Senator Warner is referring to Fox, which is owned by long-time friend of Trump, Murdoch, as is the WSJ, and the New York Post. Trump and Murdoch have known each other for decades and both were apparently close to Roy Cohn who acted as both mentor and lawyer. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/12/17/roy-cohns-men-mccarthy-the-mafia-trump-murdoch-roger-stone-manafort-the-john-birch-society-and-the-kochs/
WSJ has even gone directly into protection mode for Trump, so Mueller must be on the right track: “Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Goes To Bat Against FBI And Robert Mueller For Trump: The newspaper has published a series of pieces critical of the investigation into Russian election interference“, 12/05/2017 04:33 am ET Updated Dec 05, 2017 By Willa Frej, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wall-street-journal-attacks-mueller_us_5a26540de4b07324e840359e
Mere coincidence that the John Birch Society wanted Americans to stop looking at the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 election way back in June? “Russian Hacking Agenda: Just Drop It Already” Written by Kristin Stockheimer Monday, 12 June 2017 20:32 https://web.archive.org/web/20170613014447/https://www.jbs.org/jbs-news/news/item/19036-russian-hacking-agenda-just-drop-it-already
“Kill the messenger’: how Fox News cried ‘coup’ over the Trump-Russia inquiry The cable news channel regularly accuses Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation of being a ‘coup’ by a ‘criminal cabal’. What are they playing at?” by Ben Jacobs: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/19/how-fox-news-cried-coup-over-mueller-investigation
According to Ben Jacobs at the Guardian, Pirro at Fox “has become perhaps the most public face of this effort to undermine Mueller… She has long had a relationship with Trump. Her ex-husband represented Trump as a lawyer …” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/19/how-fox-news-cried-coup-over-mueller-investigation