Discussion: Marc Short: ‘There’s No Way’ To ‘Predict What The Future Holds’ For Mueller

“Other administrations have expressed similar frustrations with special counsels. That’s why there were multiple appeals to appoint a special counselor in the Obama years during a lot of different scandals that they chose not to do because we’ve seen time and again that special counsels have no boundaries and they go way beyond the scope of the initial investigation.”

It’s Obama’s fault so many of us committed so many criminal and treasonous acts that the special counsel is working so hard!

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Could we get more details on all these scandals during the Obama administration? Thx

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“Let’s talk about other administrations,” he said. “Other administrations have expressed similar frustrations with special counsels. That’s why there were multiple appeals to appoint a special counselor in the Obama years during a lot of different scandals that they chose not to do because we’ve seen time and again that special counsels have no boundaries and they go way beyond the scope of the initial investigation.”

Ummm…NO! asshole. There were no scandals during Obama’s administration, other than the fever dreams of Republican mouth-breathers.

ETA: Dear Mr Short: Anytime you’re having difficulty putting your foot in your mouth, we here at TPM will be only too glad to help.

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We were so, so restrained and reasonable in our treatment of the previous administration and this is the thanks we get? Oh, the disappointed idealism of this man.

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According to an FBI source, Mueller responded, “That’s funny, because I can clearly see a grand jury interview in Short’s future.”

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“We’ve been doing this for months. The President has no intention of firing Robert Mueller. The reality is we’re frustrated and we feel like we’ve complied in every possible way with this investigation and it continues to drag on, but there are no plans to fire Mueller.”

Oh, do tell? Then why don't you release the memo you've sent to Mueller's team reflecting Trump's insistence on scheduling a meeting with Mueller to answer questions and provide statements clearing the President's name? He's innocent of everything, so show us proof he has asked to prove it to Mueller in a proper. legal setting.

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“We’ve been doing this for months. The President has no intention of firing Robert Mueller. The reality is we’re frustrated and we feel like we’ve complied in every possible way with this investigation and it continues to drag on, but there are no plans to fire Mueller.”

Right, it is no fun to be the subject of a criminal investigation, it’s downright frustrating that you don’t get to tell the investigators what to do. You’re not the first the feel this way. I’m pretty sure Nixon was frustrated, Clinton too . . .

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Klein Bottle:

Marc Short, Human Klein Bottle:

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Hey Marc, is the DOJ going to investigate how Sean Hannity became a big slumlord with the help of Ben Carson at HUD, not to mention Michael Cohen? Or will we need a special counsel to do the job?

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This seems like a good place to respond with this NYT editorial board commentary:

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Hey, Mark. Let’s see you specifically lay out all of those “scandals” that the Obama administration didn’t pursue and the reasons why they should have been prosecuted. And not the ones involving a white slavery ring run out of a DC pizza parlor or the phony “Uranium One” non-story, either.
Oh, and Mark - please point out the hundreds of times that Bill Clinton publicly threatened to shut down Kenneth Starr for his politically motivated earth-shattering investigation of “THE BLOWJOB THAT WILL DESTROY AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT!!!”
And this WILL be on the test, Mr. Short.

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Did the reporter ask him what those lots of different scandals were in the Obama White House?

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That’s why there were multiple appeals to appoint a special counselor in the Obama years during a lot of different scandals

Fair enough. Name the ‘lot of different scandals.’ I’ll wait.

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I may not be able to predict Mueller’s future, but I can predict Short’s boss’ future, and it ain’t pretty.

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The constant threat of firing people at the FBI/DOJ is in itself obstruction of justice.

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I wonder what jobs these people think they’re going to be able to get in the post-Trump world.

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Exactly. I remember exactly zero.

In the interest of Both-Siderism, the reporter declined to ask a follow up question.

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I’ve said all along, and continue to believe, there won’t be much wingnut welfare. None of them have any credibility and very few of them are at least likeable enough to overcome that. Even among right wing groups these people will be toxic. That’s not to say they won’t be able to find work at all, but I doubt it’ll be anything like what they were doing before they decided to attach themselves to the PP administration.

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