What Fresh Hell Is This?

January 18, 2019

Yea, It's Time (Donald Trump Obstructed Justice) UPDATED

From the Articles Of Impeachment against Richard Milhous Nixon:
...Richard M. Nixon, using the powers of his high office, engaged personally and through his close subordinates and agents, in a course of conduct or plan designed to delay, impede, and obstruct the investigation of such illegal entry; to cover up, conceal and protect those responsible; and to conceal the existence and scope of other unlawful covert activities.
From Buzzfeed:
President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.

Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen.

And even as Trump told the public he had no business deals with Russia, the sources said Trump and his children Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. received regular, detailed updates about the real estate development from Cohen, whom they put in charge of the project.
Funny how this came up only a few days ago at the confirmation hearing for Attorney General:
It's time for our friends on the other side of the political aisle to face reality: The man they picked to Make America Great Again obstructed justice and needs to be held accountable.

AN IMPORTANT UPDATE

On the other hand,  The Washington Post is reporting:
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s office on Friday denied an explosive report by BuzzFeed News that his investigators had gathered evidence showing President Trump directed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about a prospective business deal in Moscow.

“BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the special counsel’s office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony are not accurate,” said Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller.
So there's that.

For what it's worth, Buzzfeed responded to Mueller's office with a tweet:
So there's that.

We look forward to learning exactly what the truth is. But in the mean time, this is ON HOLD.

4 comments:

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

This comes from the same guy Jason Leopold who reported that Karl Rove was indicted. Retracted by Truthout as "getting too far out in front of the news-cycle”.

If no evidence is put forward on this, I will add it to the list of stories progressives got wrong such as the Ted Stevens conviction, Duke Lacrosse and UVA Frat gang rapes.

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

When does the IMPEACH banner return to 2PJ?

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

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End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

As Bill Kristol and Jennifer Rubin pointed out the Trump said Mueller investigation is a witchhunt so the BuzzFeed story must be true and the special counsel is lying. Mueller is trying to keep Trump from panicking and releasing the FISA warrants, Fast and Furious gunwalking and IRS targeting of tea party groups documents that would embarrass the DOJ and the Obama administration.
I wish we saw the same level of stubbornness and spine shown by BuzzFeed from Rolling Stone with UVA Rape and CBS news with Bush TANG memos stories. Those stories would be accepted as completely true instead of forbibben as their narratives are too toxic, hurtful and insulting for progressives to acknowledge.