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Trump casts doubts on inquiry's fairness

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published March 19, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. President Donald Trump is questioning the impartiality of Mueller's investigation and says the probe is groundless, while raising doubts about whether a fired top FBI official kept personal memos outlining his interactions with Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Sunday questioned the impartiality of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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TuckerMax says... March 19, 2018 at 6:08 a.m.

Your headline, "Trump casts doubts on inquiry's fairness" is BS. Trump acts like a cornered wounded animal, and his tweets admit criminal obstruction of justice. It's only a matter of time until he is named as an unindicted co-conspirator like Nixon was.

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RBear says... March 19, 2018 at 6:31 a.m.

Many are now looking at the firing of McCabe as vindictive regardless of the IG report. Firing someone hours before they qualified for their retirement is par for the course for this president who doesn't really care about anything other than himself. McCabe did what he should do and turn his notes over to the Mueller investigation. Trump's comments about the notes shows how little he understands FBI investigative reporting. Remember, the man can't even handle staff briefings.
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Trump's tweets show he is trying to test the waters about firing Mueller regardless what SHS says. I've gotten to the point where nothing she says matters any more. She's just standing in front of a mic filling time with reporters in the daily press briefings. This may have been her "dream gig," but it's pretty much tarnished her reputation.

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BoudinMan says... March 19, 2018 at 7:04 a.m.

Fair, shmair. trump is heading into Nixon territory. Mueller is tightening the noose. I hope there are enough repubs with a shred of integrity left to let the investigation continue. Yesterday, Trey Gowdy sounded like he would be a vote to allow it. Allow me to dig this chestnut up from the Nixon era: the American people need to know whether or not their president is a crook.

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BOLTAR says... March 19, 2018 at 7:23 a.m.

Whether or not Agent Orange fires Mueller, which party ultimately leads in firing Trump? I hope the Democrats are in the majority when it happens, so Pence's Presidency (if he is not also removed) will be delayed, brief, and ineffectual.

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hah406 says... March 19, 2018 at 8:06 a.m.

I am casting doubts on Trump's sanity. It seems unwise to poke the bear (the FBI) when the bear is considering whether or not to eat you. McCabe may have failed to speak with candor when questioned. I don't know, as the report isn't public. But regardless, now his firing just seems rushed and vindictive, especially since the report isn't complete. Trump is so differential to the Russians they have to have serious dirt on him. I am guessing that he is financially compromised, along with some pictures of a well known man-whore wondering off the reservation again.

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TimberTopper says... March 19, 2018 at 8:08 a.m.

LOL! Trump has no clue as to what is fairness. Ask the many he has screwed out of money about his fairness.

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shortfinger1001 says... March 19, 2018 at 9:01 a.m.

Comrade President Trump is the BEST president rubles can buy!

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Whippersnapper says... March 19, 2018 at 9:14 a.m.

Sad that folks are claiming that the scumbag Trump is being investigated in pursuit of Justice, and when McCabe is given Justice (he knew the rules and chose to break them), his supporters cry foul. I know that I pledge allegiance to a flag that stands for liberty and justice for all. That includes the President, and that includes McCabe. How many people screaming for McCabe to be allowed to serve the remainder of his term and retire with full benefits will be screaming for Trump to be allowed to finish his term if evidence of collusion is found? Oh yeah - none.

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23cal says... March 19, 2018 at 9:41 a.m.

Whipper:
Your pretense that talking to the Wall Street Journal deserves equal punishment to colluding with adversarial states to the harm of America and the undermining of the foundational electoral process is beneath you. Your pretense that taking away the fruits of an honorable 20 year career due to vindictiveness is the same as deep-sixing someone from a temp job which he cheated with our enemy to obtain is beneath you. Your assumption that firing was "justice" when there were other options which would have served justice is nothing but that....an assumption. We all know the old saying about assumptions.

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Whippersnapper says... March 19, 2018 at 9:53 a.m.

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They are not "equal punishments" and it is not a pretense. To be "equal punishments" the people being punished would have to be giving up equal things. Are you asserting that serving as a member of the FBI is the same as serving as the most powerful man in the world? Are you asserting that the salary, pension, and benefits of an FBI agent are the same as those of a President? Was McCabe in line for secret service protection for life?
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The alleged crimes are both crimes, and they both had clearly delineated consequences. The clearly delineated consequence of Trump's alleged crimes is impeachment, disgrace, and possible criminal prosecution. The clearly delineated consequence of McCabe's offenses were immediate termination (he got that), loss of accrued benefits (he got that) and possible criminal prosecution if the independent investigators deem it worth prosecuting. That remains to be seen.
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Justice means you follow the rules laid out for you, regardless of who you are. MCabe chose to ignore the rules and is suffering the clear and explicit consequences of his choice. If Trump colluded with Russia, he should suffer the clear and explicit consequences of his choice. Justice means I don't care if you are President or Dog Catcher, you agree to follow the rules and suffer the consequences if you choose not to do so. McCabe wants Justice for Trump (assuming Trump is guilty) and Mercy for himself. That position holds no water.
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In this case, the independent investigators have determined that McCabe broke the rules and they RECOMMENDED his termination. No such parallel exists for Trump (yet).

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