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Robert Reich Weighs In On Trumps Troubles

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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 03:33 PM
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Here's what Robert Reich had to say about Trump's little problems with obstruction of justice. Maybe it's true maybe it's not. But he seems to think Trump is in some trouble.



The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump. It is when enough Republicans will put their loyalty to America ahead of their loyalty to their party.

Trump’s statements last week about his firing of former FBI director James Comey provide ample evidence that Trump engaged in an obstruction of justice – a major charge in impeachment proceedings brought against Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton.

It’s worth recalling that the illegality underlying Nixon’s impeachment was a burglary at the Watergate complex, while the illegality underlying Clinton’s was lying to a grand jury about sex with an intern in the White House.


robertreich.org...




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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 03:48 PM
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Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 03:49 PM
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I'm sure all you conservatives and right wingers love Robert Reich. He has a cool German sounding last name


Didn't bother to read past that. Just more Liberal whining.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 03:52 PM
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originally posted by: DAVID64



I'm sure all you conservatives and right wingers love Robert Reich. He has a cool German sounding last name


Didn't bother to read past that. Just more Liberal whining.


I thought he had some interesting things to say.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:01 PM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one.


Wow.
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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:01 PM
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Reading further you may note the professor also states:




As a practical matter, though, nothing will happen until a majority of the House decides on bringing a bill of impeachment. Which means, under the present congress, twenty-two Republicans would have to join with House Democrats to put enough pressure on the Speaker of the House to allow such a bill to be considered. The odds of this occurring in this Congress, under present circumstances, are approximately zero. So – barring a “smoking gun” that shows Trump’s complicity with Russian operatives in interfering in the 2016 election – Trump’s fate seems to hinge on the midterm elections of 2018.
a reply to: dfnj2015

The part that I like is "barring a "smoking gun". Yup smoking gun, you mean like real evidence? I would hope so!



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:01 PM
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It’s too early for a GOP member or members to get some balls to impeach Trump.

It may happen if and when( unlikely) the dems take over congress, or does some serious damage in the 2018 election or if Trump somewhere down the line does something crazier than firing Comey, or the investigation comes up with something.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:01 PM
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Congrats on the 10,000th anti trump post today!

What has ATS turned into?



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: whywhynot

Is this smoking enough for you:




The law is reasonably clear. If Trump removed Comey to avoid being investigated, that’s an obstruction of justice – an impeachable offense.

On Friday, Trump tweeted that Comey “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

Here, the law is also clear. Seeking to silence, intimidate or even influence someone who is likely to offer evidence in a congressional or criminal proceeding is also an obstruction of justice – and an impeachable offense.




posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: jjkenobi
Congrats on the 10,000th anti trump post today!

What has ATS turned into?


I didn't even understand what he did wrong until I read Reich's post.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:03 PM
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Why would FBI need to investigate the president? These days with so much technology anyone can be a top investigator. Anyone who has plenty of cash can hire private investigators. Remember, Trump hired private investigators to investigate Obama's birth place.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: jjkenobi

Apparently a place where only people who support the President are welcome to share their opinions.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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Robert Reich cracks me up. He found anti-trump fame with his silly little "100 days of resistance" whiteboard videos. (He does have impressive whiteboard skills!) He has been trying to remain relevant with non-stop screaming that the sky is falling since and the msm-doom-porn addicts are eating it up. Of course nothing he's warned of has happened, making him always wrong. But hey, a broken clock is right twice a day, this might be his shining moment!
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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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originally posted by: allsee4eye
Why would FBI need to investigate the president? These days with so much technology anyone can be a top investigator. Anyone who has plenty of cash can hire private investigators. Remember, Trump hired private investigators to investigate Obama's birth place.


Maybe they were tipped off something illegal was being done.

I agree, if there is no real evidence then nothing should be done.

I'm still waiting for Hillary to be indicted. Why didn't Republicans get a special prosecutor to indict Hillary???? If Hillary broke the law then indict her. Same thing with Trump.

"Under the independent counsel statute, majorities of either party within the House or Senate Judiciary Committee could formally request the attorney general to appoint an independent counsel on a particular matter,"


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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:11 PM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

Yes, Trump is in trouble. Serious trouble that can no longer be avoided.

But also, it is a matter of time until the Republicans pull their heads out of their butts and decide to act. The longer they wait the more destruction they bring down upon themselves for not acting in the best interest of this country and it's people. So the ball is in their court and the longer they stall in loyalty to this trader that they keep shielding the more it's going to hurt them, because it's hurting everyone else.

So what's up Republicans??? Are you ready to do what's right and maybe save face if you're lucky??? Or will you keep the disaster rolling and make sure you fade into history as the idiots who rode the Trump train into a bottomless pit??



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:12 PM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: whywhynot

Is this smoking enough for you:




The law is reasonably clear. If Trump removed Comey to avoid being investigated, that’s an obstruction of justice – an impeachable offense.

On Friday, Trump tweeted that Comey “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

Here, the law is also clear. Seeking to silence, intimidate or even influence someone who is likely to offer evidence in a congressional or criminal proceeding is also an obstruction of justice – and an impeachable offense.



No, not clear at all. It was Comey's duty to imeadiately report to his superiors and to Congress any attempt to silence, intimate or influence him. He has reported no such thing so it leads to the conclusion that it didn't happen. If it did happen and he didn't report it then he has a credibility problem.

Removing Comey will in no way avoid the FBI's investigation and that is from the lips of the past deputy Director and now acting FBI Director who BTW is no friend of Trump's.

So sorry, nothing clear here but political bs in play.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: AnonyMason

Political correctness is very important.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: whywhynot

You may be right. There may be no evidence.

It certainly makes good political theater and good political theater makes money.

I was sure hoping they would indict Hillary and that never happened. If Trump did not break the law I do not want to see him falsely indicted.

I think a lot Republicans would prefer Pence over Trump anyway. We will see what happens.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:17 PM
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originally posted by: jjkenobi
Congrats on the 10,000th anti trump post today!

What has ATS turned into?


It amazes me at how people react to Trump criticisms.

In some people's mind, ATS should only be pro-Trump. Just read the replies, lol, completely off topic and de-railing the thread (as they always do).

Bunch of triggered babies that whine much louder than the SJW's (that they both have in common yet don't admit) about anything not pro-Trump (very fake news!)



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:19 PM
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originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: dfnj2015

Yes, Trump is in trouble. Serious trouble that can no longer be avoided.

But also, it is a matter of time until the Republicans pull their heads out of their butts and decide to act. The longer they wait the more destruction they bring down upon themselves for not acting in the best interest of this country and it's people. So the ball is in their court and the longer they stall in loyalty to this trader that they keep shielding the more it's going to hurt them, because it's hurting everyone else.

So what's up Republicans??? Are you ready to do what's right and maybe save face if you're lucky??? Or will you keep the disaster rolling and make sure you fade into history as the idiots who rode the Trump train into a bottomless pit??


I enjoyed your enthusiasm but here's the thing. After all the gerrymandering after the 2010 census I doubt Democrats will ever hold a majority in the house. I predict the Dems will lose seats in 2018.




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