Discussion: WSJ: Mueller Impanels Grand Jury In Federal Russia Probe

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:stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: It’s Mueller time!

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Well, this seems to be proceeding rather quickly. Let’s see how soon it will be before the first round of indictments are announced… then the second round, third round, etc…

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Slowly the drama unfolds. I’d hold my breath but there’s so much to uncover it will take awhile.

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Have a nice vacation, Donald!

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Probably because the main players were so blatant and dismissive of the rule of law… as John Oliver put it - this really is “stupid watergate”.

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Just as Senate is beginning work on a bipartisan bill to protect the Special Counsel. Nice one.

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Shit, meet fan. Fan, shit.

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Get ready for another tweet-storm or two or three or . . . from our whack-job “president,” as well as renewed efforts to discredit and fire Mueller.

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Tomorrow is Friday…time for some more weekend bombshells.

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I expected that Mueller investigation will uncover lots of misdeeds by Trump and his coterie. I did not expect that it will be moving so quickly. (Of course it is using fruits of counterintelligence investigations that started more than a year ago…)

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What are the key points, here? I’m no expert, so I’m curious for procedural background from those with more knowledge:

  1. This is a distinct grand jury, suggesting breadth of the investigation. If the scope were limited, would it have been practical/possible for Mueller to use the existing grand jury related to the Flynn investigation?

  2. It happened within a few months of Mueller taking over. In an investigation, is a grand jury involvement required for even earlier phases, or does a grand jury normally get convened when there are likely indictments pending?

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YES!! The dam is cracking.

Let’s see what Trump does now.

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So will they need to impanel another grand jury if they move into business practices?

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Now we’ll see if Kelly really has his vaunted control over the imbecile.

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Release the Kraken!

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Popehat (well-informed lawyer type guy) posted a nice overview of the significance of Grand Jury for this investigation:

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Ruh, roh!!!

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It is amazing in how much stuff is covered day after day. It is like a feeding frenzy.

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