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    Default "There is a cancer on the Presidency"

    Anyone remember those famous words?

    Well, it's happening again.

    Benjamin Wittes: “The normal critique of special-counsel investigations is that they hoard jurisdiction, endlessly expand, and become personal roving inquests into their political subjects’ lives. The opposite is the case with Mueller. He has not merely referred to other Justice Department components matters at the margins of his investigation, such as the Michael Cohen situation in New York. He has also let other components handle matters involving core questions of Russian interference in the U.S. elections, such as the Maria Butina and Elena Khusyaynova prosecutions.”

    “The result of this strategic step is not just that Mueller is relatively invulnerable to the charge of any kind of power grab or mission creep. It is also that firing him or reining him in only does so much. If Trump imagines these investigations as a cancer on his presidency, they are a cancer that has already metastasized.”

    Also important: “Mueller has used silence as a powerful strategic instrument throughout his investigation… The day that Mueller holds a press conference or stands before cameras and declares that his investigation is facing interference from the Justice Department will be a very big day, perhaps a game-changing day.”
    "Reason and facts are sacrificed to opinion and myth. Demonstrable falsehoods are circulated and recycled as fact. Narrow minded opinion refuses to be subjected to thought and analysis. Too many now subject events to a prefabricated set of interpretations, usually provided by a biased media source. The myth is more comfortable than the often difficult search for truth."







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    Default Re: "There is a cancer on the Presidency"

    I think the 'cancer' is on the Office of the President, more so than on this particular incumbent's reign. And I call it a 'reign' because of his tendency to rule by imperial decree.

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    Default Re: "There is a cancer on the Presidency"

    They're scared.
    One of the most enduring qualities of an old wooden boat is the smell it imparts to your clothing.

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    Default Re: "There is a cancer on the Presidency"

    I would think that most of us are old enough to remember Nixon and Watergate.... and for those who DO remember, the parallels here are pretty frightening. Whitaker, for example, appears to be Trump's 'Bork'.
    "Reason and facts are sacrificed to opinion and myth. Demonstrable falsehoods are circulated and recycled as fact. Narrow minded opinion refuses to be subjected to thought and analysis. Too many now subject events to a prefabricated set of interpretations, usually provided by a biased media source. The myth is more comfortable than the often difficult search for truth."







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    Default Re: "There is a cancer on the Presidency"

    Kavanough mentioned something about being "Borked"

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