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originally posted by: AnonyMason
a reply to: burgerbuddy
They're looking for a clear example of Trump's collusion with a foreign government where him or any of his staff knowingly and willingly cooperated in some fashion to meddle with the election process for a Trump victory. IMO, they are also looking for a way to prove that his connection to Russian oligarchs, Moscow, maybe even Putin directly, or the Russian mafia can be shown as a clear conflict of interests with his being President.
This would be grounds for impeachment and possibly charges of treason. Ultimately it would cause Trump to resign.
It's not only Democrats looking into this. It's clear that there are still plenty of Republican elected officials who want to know the truth when it comes to how connected Trump actually is to Russia. It's not going to look good for all those people who backed him up if theres evidence that he was in anyway involved with Russian interference in our political system.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: JinMI
With mid-term elections just a little over 18 months away, Democrats are starting to think along the lines of dragging these investigations out, and keeping doubt in the minds of voters.
But, two can play at that game. Get Susan Rice before a Senate Committee and then begin calling all her Democrat friends. Just let them speak, and Republicans will have nothing to worry about in November 2018.
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: UKTruth
Regardless of how you feel about Yates and whether or not the 14th Amendment applies to the people affected by the EO, the EO does violate the Establishment Clause. That makes the law illegal and Yates was right to refuse to enforce it.
Clapper lied under oath before, I don't trust that old man as far as I could throw him.
originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: AnonyMason
If they had something, they would show it already.
My thoughts is that they are looking for enough "evidence" to where it would only matter in the court of public opinion. People are still pissed about the election and impeachment is their last hope. I don't see it happening, the evidence doesn't exist.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-N.C., asked if Clapper's prior statement was correct, when he said on NBC that there was "no evidence' of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. When asked if that is still accurate, Clapper said Monday, "it is."
On NBC weeks earlier, Clapper said, "We did not include any evidence in our report, and I say, 'our,' that's NSA, FBI and CIA, with my office, the Director of National Intelligence, that had anything, that had any reflection of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians. There was no evidence of that included in our report."
When former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was asked the same question, she declined to answer indicating that to do so might reveal classified information. But Yates clarified further by saying, "Just because I say I can't answer it, you should now draw from than an assumption that the answer is 'yes.'"