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Here we go again

How to invent a branch of government

This article was published November 20, 2017 at 2:11 a.m.

WANT TO amend the Constitution of the United states without actually saying so? Just do it informally--not by design but by accident. Call this addition to the Constitution's legislative, executive, and judicial branches special prosecutors, and have them launch witch hunts in all directions.

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BoudinMan says... November 20, 2017 at 6:30 a.m.

Jeff Sessions is honest? How many times now has he lied under oath to legislative committees? While I agree with the gist of the column, this assertion is farcical.

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WhododueDiligence says... November 20, 2017 at 9:59 a.m.

"Call this addition to the Constitution's legislative, executive, and judicial branches special prosecutors, and have them launch witch hunts in all directions."
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More properly we should call them special counselors since they have been appointed for nearly a century and a half (beginning in the Grant administration) and their investigations have resulted in prosecutions only when they have found significant illegal shenanigans.
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Kenneth Starr's intense partisanship made him a poor choice for independent counsel. Robert Mueller is a much better choice. And even Kenneth Starr's expensive years-long widespread witch hunt hit pay dirt when Bill Clinton gave him the Lewinsky scandal and lied about it. Clinton should have resigned. As commander-in-chief he should have given himself a bad conduct discharge for lying about it and for exposing his presidential decision-making to possible blackmail by placing himself in that predicament.
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Special counsels have been appointed by many presidents since Grant. Sometimes they discover major scandals or other illegal shenanigans and sometimes they don't. By a vote of 8-1, the Supreme Court has rejected the argument that special counsels have unconstitutional powers. Without the historical appointments of special counselors, there's no telling how many despicable and illegal political actions would have been swept under the rug, hidden from the voting public by despicable and illegal cover-ups.

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rubythecat96gmailcom says... November 20, 2017 at 5:35 p.m.

what a joke the author of this shameful; article uses terms like "go after" Ha how about the word "investigate " if the false trump dossier was used to instigate/authorize federal wire taps on trump tower and if it was legal for then FBI director Jim Comey to not thoroughly vet the Clinton email crimes of TREASON and let us not forget her approval and coordination of selling 20 percent of our uranium to Russia. and in return getting over 100 million donated to the Clinton Foundation (slush fund). and with hubby and sexual predator Bill Clinton getting paid twice his usual speaking fee from the Russian government of half a million to go in his pocket. the American electorate is still wanting Hillary to pay for her screw up in Benghazi and the obama's messy cover-up, of that sad episode,Yes we want to see her behind bars. and the sooner the better.

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