It’s Grand Jury Time!

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Trump Maladministration

Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to hear testimony on Junior’s meeting with the Russian lawyer, several sources say. Subpoenas have been issued, but so far no one has said who they’ve been issued to.

Note that this grand jury is separate from the one that already was looking into Michael Flynn.

CNN also reports,

Federal investigators exploring whether Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian spies have seized on Trump and his associates’ financial ties to Russia as one of the most fertile avenues for moving their probe forward, according to people familiar with the investigation.

The web of financial ties could offer a more concrete path toward potential prosecution than the broader and murkier questions of collusion in the 2016 campaign, these sources said.
One year after the FBI opened an investigation, the probe is now managed by special counsel Robert Mueller. Sources described an investigation that has widened to focus on possible financial crimes, some unconnected to the 2016 elections, alongside the ongoing scrutiny of possible illegal coordination with Russian spy agencies and alleged attempts by President Donald Trump and others to obstruct the FBI investigation. Even investigative leads that have nothing to do with Russia but involve Trump associates are being referred to the special counsel to encourage subjects of the investigation to cooperate, according to two law enforcement sources.

Note also that there’s a bipartisan move in the Senate to prevent Trump from firing Mueller without cause.

The two proposals — one from Tillis [Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)] and Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) and the other from Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) — each seek to check the executive branch’s ability to fire a special counsel, by putting the question to a three-judge panel from the federal courts. They differ in when that panel gets to weigh in on the decision.

Also, too, Senate Republicans snark at Trump.

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  1. Swami  •  Aug 3, 2017 @7:09 pm

    They’re “combing” through the Trump organization’s financial dealings.. I wonder what surprises we’ll find there?.. Although it wasn’t explicitly said, it was implied that little Donnie Jr. has a subpoena coming his way. I wonder if it’s going to come by way of U.S. mail or U.S. Marshall. In any event Jr. is going to get the opportunity to test his skill at lying under oath.

  2. Swami  •  Aug 3, 2017 @8:02 pm

    ♫ It’s Howdy Doody time..It’s Howdy Doody time. ♫

    ♫ Now it’s Grand Jury time!.♫ “If it’s what you say..I love it”.

  3. uncledad  •  Aug 3, 2017 @10:52 pm

    Flynn just copped to having a been paid by Mercer’s data firm “Cambridge analytica” this should get interesting soon!
    https://www.apnews.com/a250d1088af44a3b8b55275dc97de608

  4. Swami  •  Aug 4, 2017 @1:01 am

    http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/lawrence-if-subpoenaed-by-grand-jury-will-trump-take-the-fifth-1016930371677
    This is good..Lawrence O’Donnell has a way about him that can really make you feel the gravity of a situation. He’s inspiring. Maybe he should rename is show: Chicken Soup for the Soul. Because at least in my case that’s exactly what he’s delivering.
    I might be coming off as a little over zealous in wanting to see Trump get his ass handed to him, but seeing how our country has become the latest victim of one of his scams. I feel duty bound to wish and hope that he pays dearly for the lies and deceits he has inflicted upon our nation.
    Every thought is a prayer, so I encourage everyone out there to pray that Trump gets his just recompense.

  5. Bonnie  •  Aug 4, 2017 @4:27 pm

    I am with you, Swami, on Trump getting his just recompense. I still wish that Mueller would move more quickly because as in the kidnapping scenario, the life of the country and democracy is at risk.



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