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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/17/2017 10:15 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/17/2017 10:15 PM
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Appointment of Former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III As Special Counsel For Russia Investigation

Washington, DC...Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein today announced the appointment of former Department of Justice official and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to serve as Special Counsel to oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters.

“In my capacity as acting Attorney General, I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a Special Counsel to assume responsibility for this matter,” said Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein. “My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination. What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.”

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein added, “Each year, the career professionals of the U.S. Department of Justice conduct tens of thousands of criminal investigations and handle countless other matters without regard to partisan political considerations. I have great confidence in the independence and integrity of our people and our processes. Considering the unique circumstances of this matter, however, I determined that a Special Counsel is necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome. Our nation is grounded on the rule of law, and the public must be assured that government officials administer the law fairly. Special Counsel Mueller will have all appropriate resources to conduct a thorough and complete investigation, and I am confident that he will follow the facts, apply the law and reach a just result.”

Special Counsel Mueller has agreed to resign from his private law firm in order to avoid any conflicts of interest with firm clients or attorneys.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-05-17 22:24:19   By: Anonymous
Beginning of the end for lying crooked Donald!


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    Posted on: 2017-05-17 22:27:19   By: Anonymous
    So glad we were saved from the scourge of Hillary e-mailing from the wrong computer. Guess she didn't know that the right-wing just loves it when you invite our enemies into the Oval Office and give them the secrets directly.

    It will be so sweet to see Flynn actually be the one who lands in prison. Karma.

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      Posted on: 2017-05-17 22:29:41   By: Anonymous
      At this point the Trump Presidency is absolutely consumed in chaos and scandal. They are going to go an entire year at least (perhaps more!) and achieve none of their agenda.

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    Posted on: 2017-05-18 07:22:54   By: Anonymous
    Did that dude in the pic just get out of the dentist chair, or is he hiding a bag of marbles in his left cheek?

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Dirty bill
Posted on: 2017-05-17 23:48:00   By: Anonymous
This guy should be investigating McManus and Tunno

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    Re: Dirty bill
    Posted on: 2017-05-18 07:22:00   By: Anonymous
    Maybe Clapp too....maybe Clapps creepy son who shows up at all the meetings. Would you let him go out with your daughter? Or son?

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Hwy 49 corridtor study
Posted on: 2017-05-18 08:04:03   By: Anonymous
Regarding the article one or two below this one, someone needs to tell our county government, Caltrans and all that "summary" is spelling with an "a." No spell check on county computers? ;)

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-05-18 08:06:21   By: Anonymous
And so it begins. Mueller has enjoyed a long and successful career and an excellent choice. He is known in legal circles as tough but fair and impartial.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-05-18 12:04:27   By: Anonymous
Good bye Trump. Let the door hit you on the way out.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-05-19 11:44:25   By: Anonymous
At least Hilary is forever out!!!It should be easy to dig up her dirt they better start making her jump suit and it won't be a $12,000 designer suit like when she ran.

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    Posted on: 2017-05-19 14:45:31   By: Anonymous
    That's really all you got at this point. Whoopie!! You beat Hillary. Trump is already gonna go down as one of the worst and seems likely to bring down the Republican Congress with him.

    Whatever happened in 2016 Hillary was already a lasting historic figure as one of our great First Ladies

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      Re: Prison pant suit!
      Posted on: 2017-05-19 15:04:44   By: Anonymous
      I think Hillary will look 10 years younger in an orange jump suit. The independent counsel will confirm that Russia didn't influence the election whatsoever. Only problem is they will find endless evidence that Obama, Clinton, Feinstein and others in the democrat party enjoyed too much pay to play.

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        Re: Prison pant suit!
        Posted on: 2017-05-19 15:42:49   By: Anonymous
        Now that really is drinking the punch. Unfortunately for Trump he is so fat and old not even orange will make him look better.

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          Re: Prison pant suit!
          Posted on: 2017-05-22 06:49:12   By: Anonymous

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