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Monday, July 22, 2019

Justice Department officials have communicated to Robert Mueller that the department expects him to limit his congressional testimony this week to the public findings of his 448-page report, according to one current and one former U.S. official familiar with the preparations.

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Mueller needs to tell that POS Barr to "FO already!"

Mueller doesn't work for Barr anymore.

Add another obstruction of justice charge to Barr's file.

If the Trump admin are so "innocent" why are they always interfering with investigations and testimony? That's not behavior of innocent individuals.

#1 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-22 11:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

ABORTED

It's too late for "innocent."

At the moment Barr and Trump would settle for "less guilty."

BTW, since the majority of the Republicans (including Trump), are only familiar with snippets of the Mueller Report, I wonder why the Dems haven't gone digital and put the whole narrative on disk, free to the general public. Like an audio book.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-23 12:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Is there any question that this DOJ is engaging in a massive cover-up and disinformation campaign?

#3 | Posted by JOE at 2019-07-23 12:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

JOE

"Is there any question that this DOJ is engaging in a massive cover-up and disinformation campaign?"

None whatsoever. They're so confident that they're going to be around after 2020 to finish the job that they don't even try to hide it.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-23 01:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Barr is just concerned that Fat Nixon will look to exonerated and innocent.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-07-23 06:58 AM | Reply

too*

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-07-23 07:00 AM | Reply

If Barr is so convinced that the constitution grants the president such extra-ordinary powers (i.e. imperial powers) why the subterfuge? He should openly state his opinions and let the power structures deal with it! Let Muller say what he wants and dare the dems to do anything about it!

As an aside, Mueller's stated intention of staying within the 4 corners of the report hurts republican questioners MORE than democrat questioners. Practically ALL republican questions will be outside the 4 corners of the report i.e. details of how the investigation began, FISA warrant, influence of the Dossier, conflicts of interest, friendship with Comey, etc. Republicans will use their time not asking questions but making statements that Mueller won't respond to if he stays within the 4 corners of the report.

#7 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2019-07-23 08:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

Repubs and Dems are both guilty of running out the clock with their questions when it suits their purpose. In the Mueller case, the Repubs will have the most to gain.

That, and interrupting answers, is what's most annoying about these inquisitions. It's as though nobody wants the raw truth. They only want to hear what THEY want to hear. And, of course, everybody wants to get their face time on TV . . . so the folks back home will think they're getting their money's worth.

These committee hearing are more like a contest about who won and who lost and who got the best sound bite. It's rarely about truth seeking.

Since the impeachment of Donald Trump is at stake, I'm looking for all their actions, both pro and con, to be magnified by X's 10.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-23 08:39 AM | Reply

Plenty of ways to damage Trump even while staying in the boundaries of the report.

"Did your report find there was no collusion?"

"Did your report find there was no obstruction?"

"Did your report totally exonerate the president?"

"Your report references the DOJ's OLC guidelines on indictment of a sitting president. Would your charging decisions have been different if that guidance did not exist?"

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2019-07-23 09:08 AM | Reply

He's no longer under the employment of the DOJ. He can say whatever he wants.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-23 10:40 AM | Reply

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JOE

I don't think the Dems are looking for yes and no answers. To have an impact, the public has to hear the typewritten words from Mueller's own mouth.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-23 11:05 AM | Reply

He's no longer under the employment of the DOJ. He can say whatever he wants.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ

So you're saying the administration is LYING?

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 11:29 AM | Reply

Practically ALL republican questions will be outside the 4 corners of the report - #7 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2019-07-23 08:11 AM |
That's laughable.
I fully expect every Republican to ask this question (or similar):
Rep: Are you claiming that President Trump broke any laws?
Mueller: No
Rep: Did you recommend any charges against President Trump?
Mueller: No

Repeat that for every Republican representative asking questions. String them all together. There's your most played soundbite to come out of the process.
Hell, you might throw this one in there depending on questions they've already posed to him:
Rep: Do you feel that your investigation was obstructed by the President?
Mueller: No (if the answer isn't 'no', the question isn't coming from a Republican)

#13 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-07-23 11:44 AM | Reply

Rep: The Attorney General, the Asst Attorney General and the Dept. of Justice has determined that insufficient evidence of criminality exists to indict President Trump for any crimes related to obstruction of justice. Do you agree with their assessment of the evidence you provided?
Mueller: Yup

#14 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-07-23 11:51 AM | Reply

Rep: The Attorney General, the Asst Attorney General and the Dept. of Justice has determined that insufficient evidence of criminality exists to indict President Trump for any crimes related to obstruction of justice. Do you agree with their assessment of the evidence you provided?
Mueller: Yup

#14 | Posted by Avigdore

Except that's not what the report found, so that's not what he'll say.

It'll be more:

Mueller: As laid out in the report, considerable constitutional concerns and DOJ policy limit my ability to answer that question as it is a violation of the POTUS' Constitutional rights to clear him name to accuse him of a crime while in office. I cannot answer that question explicitly as I do not wish to violate those tenants.

And you idiots will still chirp "exonerated!".

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-23 12:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What if Congress had been limited to only asking President Clinton questions covered by the Whitewater Report? This is a crock of you know what that the questions have to be limited to the report, they can ask him anything they see fit to ask him and he is duty bound to answer honestly to the best of his ability.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2019-07-23 12:13 PM | Reply

BTW, since the majority of the Republicans (including Trump), are only familiar with snippets of the Mueller Report, I wonder why the Dems haven't gone digital and put the whole narrative on disk, free to the general public. Like an audio book.

#2 | POSTED BY TWINPAC AT 2019-07-23 12:14 AM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

It's not free already? Only the Dems have access to the Mueller report? Wow, no wonder they are calling Mueller to testify.

#17 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-07-23 12:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

If the Dems had their way the Mueller testimony would go on forever, it wouldn't stop until they think they could get Mueller to say something that would warrent another 2 year investigation. All because their crappy candidate lost. Pathetic.

#18 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-07-23 12:42 PM | Reply

Anyone can (and should) read the whole report.
HERE:
www.commoncause.org

#19 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-07-23 12:50 PM | Reply

#2

There is a thing called Google, if you had searched Mueller Report .pdf you would have found the Report for free, no DVD necessary.

You're welcome.

#20 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 12:51 PM | Reply

It's not free already? Only the Dems have access to the Mueller report? Wow, no wonder they are calling Mueller to testify.

#17 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Well you know...Republicans...reading...

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-23 12:52 PM | Reply

FISHPAW:
as opposed to having six Benghazi hearings that said the same nothingburger over and over again, right?
I also recall Clinton testified for hours and did not dodge a single question, nor did she ever plead the Fifth Amendment. Trump, on the other hand, refuses to testify in person, by video, or any other means except to have his lawyers write answers to 25 or so questions.

#22 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-07-23 12:52 PM | Reply

#15

And Nancy still won't impeach.

#23 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 12:52 PM | Reply

#18 or because trump is a corrupt turd you schitt heap.

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-23 12:52 PM | Reply

#22

Pro-tip: Clinton wasn't President (and still isn't) so didn't have the protections of Executive Privilege.

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 12:53 PM | Reply

#25 pro tip- trump is abusing that privilege because he'd be toast without it.

#26 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-23 12:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"And Nancy still won't impeach."

And RoC will still pretend he's egging impeachment to help the Democrats.

#27 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-07-23 12:56 PM | Reply

#27

That's funny coming from DNC Dan, who thinks that because Paul Ryan had an (R) after his name he should have started impeachment proceedings based on the Lester Holt interview and some conjecture but now that Nancy has a gift wrapped obstruction charge and evidence from a 2 year investigation in her hands she shouldn't start impeachment proceedings because it will make the Dems look bad.

#28 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 01:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Only the Dems have access to the Mueller report? Wow, no wonder they are calling Mueller to testify.

#17 | Posted by fishpaw

Not only dems. Justin Amash read it. Then he quit your party because he was so disgusted that republicans would protect this reckless crook.

No other repubs have appeared to read the report. There's no way you could read it and say it's an exoneration and nothing was found, which is what they all claim.

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 01:10 PM | Reply

And RoC will still pretend he's egging impeachment to help the Democrats.

#27 | Posted by Danforth

And cowardly dems will accept the false narrative that impeachment would hurt dems.

#30 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 01:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Obviously Trump has violated the law.

But, boys will be boys.

And Mueller can't charge a sitting President.

Trump exonerated again!

Now if only Trump was not President. Would Mueller exonerate him again?

Not likely. Don't believe me? Ask Mueller. I dare you... I double dog dare you!!!

#31 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-23 02:13 PM | Reply

--Obviously Trump has violated the law.

So, impeachment next week?

#32 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-23 02:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I volunteer to do the grilling, how does everyone want their nothing-burgers?

#33 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-07-23 03:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

So, impeachment next week?

#32 | Posted by nullifidian

If you're in such a hurry of impeachment you must be really upset that the trump administration is still refusing to cooperate with investigations.

#34 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 03:55 PM | Reply

NULLI

Impeachment may not be the way to go since the Senate has their feet stuck in Trump's cesspool.

There's the 2020 election coming up and Nancy might be going for the "death by a thousand papercuts" route to deep six Trump.

In which case, it's important that the public hear the words straight from Mueller himself.

Wouldn't you agree that it's better if Trump gets ousted by the voters?

#35 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-23 04:47 PM | Reply

Impeachment may not be the way to go since the Senate has their feet stuck in Trump's cesspool.

#35 | Posted by Twinpac

Don't buy in to the corporate coward democrat line.

Investigate, impeach, put trump's crimes on blast for months. Fill the news cycle with it. Then use it to say - and republicans are going to let him get away with it all.

Make all those republicans put their names in the history books as protecting the most criminal president in history.
If dems DONT impeach, it will be THEIR names in the history books with that record.

#36 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 05:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#36

Speaks is correct, Congress has impeachable offenses that Mueller handed to them and they should make their Members vote on it. Once it goes to the Senate, let the history books record who voted to convict and who voted to acquit. I think if done properly, the Senate convicts as Republicans come out of the woodwork in support of the Rule of Law.

If Nancy doesn't do this, then ultimately the Dems will get punished for sitting on their hands.

#37 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 05:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I think if done properly, the Senate convicts as Republicans come out of the woodwork in support of the Rule of Law"

If done properly?!? Like after Senate spinal implants?

Seriously: anyone who actually believes the Republican Senate would do the honorable thing is a maroon.

#38 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-07-23 05:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

More fake news- DOJ wrote letter in response to Mueller's letter requesting guidelines. You all can't slurp this stuff up quick enough--

Attorney General Bill Barr told Fox News on Tuesday that it was former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team who asked the Justice Department to send Mueller a letter telling him to keep his upcoming testimony to House lawmakers "within the boundaries" of the public version of his Russia probe report.

The letter provoked criticism from Democrats ahead of Wednesday's highly anticipated hearing, with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler calling it "incredibly arrogant." Asked by Fox News why the Monday letter was sent, Barr said Mueller's staff asked the department for guidance ahead of the hearing.

#39 | Posted by homerj at 2019-07-23 05:35 PM | Reply

#38

Bears repeating:

Don't buy in to the corporate coward democrat line.

#36 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2019-07-23 05:08 PM

#40 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 05:35 PM | Reply

Once it goes to the Senate, let the history books record who voted to convict and who voted to acquit. I think if done properly, the Senate convicts as Republicans come out of the woodwork in support of the Rule of Law.
If Nancy doesn't do this, then ultimately the Dems will get punished for sitting on their hands.
#37 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

I fully AGREE with this.

NEWSWORTHY

#41 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-07-23 05:41 PM | Reply

I think if done properly, the Senate convicts as Republicans come out of the woodwork in support of the Rule of Law.

#37 | Posted by Rightocenter

Now that is just hilarious. Please tell me what evidence in the past 3 years would lead you to this conclusion.

Every republican who dares stand up to trump is immediately ousted. These cockroaches care more about catering to his base of klansmen to protect their cushy jobs than protecting the interests of the country.

#42 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 05:52 PM | Reply

#42

They said the same thing about the Senate and Nixon in July of 1974.

#43 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 06:00 PM | Reply

RSTY

I don't agree.

"let the history books record who voted to convict and who voted to acquit."

How is a history book 50 years later going to solve the problem NOW?

We need to get rid of him ~ not give him a black eye.

#44 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-23 06:00 PM | Reply

We need to get rid of him ~ not give him a black eye.

#44 | POSTED BY TWINPAC AT 2019-07-23 06:00 PM

My prediction: starting an impeachment inquiry is the only way the Dems are going to get rid of Trump by 2020, if handled correctly (even if the Senate doesn't convict), swing voters will have heard and seen enough and will vote him out.

I am starting to think that Pelosi's biggest problem is that there is no one that she thinks is capable of laying out a compelling case on her side of the aisle in the House.

#45 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 06:05 PM | Reply

RIGHT/CENTR

"They said the same thing about the Senate and Nixon in July of 1974."

Nixon was never impeached. He resigned. It took Barry Goldwater to walk into the office and say, "Mr. President, you've lost the support of the party."

There aren't any statesmen in today's GOP Senate majority. Trump has them all sweating bullets.

#46 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-23 06:08 PM | Reply

There aren't any statesmen in today's GOP Senate majority.

Nixon had to resign because Goldwater (who hated Nixon) was designated to tell him that enough Republicans were going to vote to convict.

If you don't think Mitt Romney wouldn't gladly deliver that same message to Trump you haven't been paying attention.

#47 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 06:13 PM | Reply

Pols are selfish political animals first and foremost.

Senate Republicans would vote to convict if that is what the public demands, not because it's the right thing to do but because it would have the greatest likelihood of politically benefiting themselves.

#48 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-23 06:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

RIGHT/CENTER

" starting an impeachment inquiry is the only way the Dems are going to get rid of Trump by 2020"

I agree with an "inquiry." It would give the committees more clout to get discovery. I think she's waiting to see the public reaction to the Mueller testamony. The Democrat Reps will respond to the response they get from their districts.

The clock is ticking but even an "impeachment inquiry" would have a negative effect on Trump's re-election.

#49 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-23 06:19 PM | Reply

RIGHT/CENTER

"If you don't think Mitt Romney wouldn't gladly deliver that same message to Trump you haven't been paying attention."

You're right.

I think Mitt Romney would get on his hands and knees and beg for that job.

#50 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-23 06:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

These cockroaches care more about catering to his base of klansmen to protect their cushy jobs than protecting the interests of the country.
#42 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Pols are selfish political animals first and foremost.
#48 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

This. and don't think it doesn't apply to Pelosi and her cabal of deep pocket donor worshipers.

#51 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-23 06:24 PM | Reply

Hyper partisans on both sides of the aisle tend to forget that there are currently 9 GOP Senators who were Never-Trumpers:

Susan Collins, Maine (1997–present)(wrote in Paul Ryan)
Cory Gardner,Colorado (2015–present) (wrote in Mike Pence)
Lindsey Graham, South Carolina (2003–present) (voted for Evan McMullin)
Mike Lee, Utah (2011–present) (voted for Evan McMullin)
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska (2002–present)
Rob Portman, Ohio (2010–present); (wrote in Mike Pence)
Mitt Romney, Utah (2018–present), 2012 nominee for President (wrote in Ann Romney)
Ben Sasse, Nebraska (2015–present)
Dan Sullivan,[a][b] Alaska (2015–present) (wrote in Mike Pence)

If these same Senators were to be consistent with their 2016 positions, then only 8 more GOP Senators need to be flipped to convict Trump.

Difficult, yes, but not impossible.

#52 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 06:25 PM | Reply

Maybe they think the Mueller testimony will kick it off? I guess we'll see.

#53 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-23 06:25 PM | Reply

Utah is staunchly conservative and Trump dissatisfaction is rampant in local news.

#54 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-23 06:26 PM | Reply

#42

They said the same thing about the Senate and Nixon in July of 1974.

#43 | Posted by Rightocenter

This aint the GOP of the 70s.
You are oblivous to what fox news has done to your party.

In fact the whole reason ailes created fox news is because he thought if nixon had his own news network they could have spread their own propaganda and saved his presidency.

#55 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 06:27 PM | Reply

#53

That is what the Dems desperately hope will happen, but I think its going to be a day full of "its in our Report" type answers.

#56 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 06:28 PM | Reply

Utah is staunchly conservative and Trump dissatisfaction is rampant in local news.

#54 | Posted by SheepleSchism

And yet they'll vote for him. Those mormons just want to say they disapprove of him so they can tell themselves they'll still get into heaven after voting for the antichrist.

#57 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 06:28 PM | Reply

#55

So which is it Shreek? Commence impeachment or forget about it since Fox News will never let the Senate convict?

You are all over the map with this, pick a course of action and stay with it.

#58 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 06:29 PM | Reply

We need to get rid of him ~ not give him a black eye.

#44 | Posted by Twinpac

Stop buying pelosi's lie that impeaching him wouldn't help get rid of him.
YOu dont want to have trump's crimes taking up the news cycle until the election?
Or would you rather have a news vacuum that trump can fill any way he chooses?

#59 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 06:31 PM | Reply

So which is it Shreek? Commence impeachment or forget about it since Fox News will never let the Senate convict?

You are all over the map with this, pick a course of action and stay with it.

#58 | Posted by Rightocenter

I've been 100% consistent since he violated the emoluments clause long before russiagate - impeach now.

Put your party of racist, plutocrats and traitors on record for the history books and make the world watch them protect the most criminal president in history.

Fox news is the reason your party will never regain it's ethics or patriotism. The lack of fox news is the reason nixon had to resign.

#60 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 06:33 PM | Reply

#60

Fine, then stop with the Fox News and mormon hysteria and focus.

#61 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 06:35 PM | Reply

Senate Republicans would vote to convict if that is what the public demands, not because it's the right thing to do but because it would have the greatest likelihood of politically benefiting themselves.

#48 | Posted by JeffJ

"The public" that senate republicans care about are in a fascist cult. There is literally nothing that trump could do that would make his base turn on him.

Waiting for either the GOP OR trump's base to find morality is a fool's errand.

#62 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 06:35 PM | Reply

Fine, then stop with the Fox News and mormon hysteria and focus.

#61 | Posted by Rightocenter

That's like telling your oncologist to stop telling you to quit smoking.
Fox news is the source of the cancer.
Fox news is the reason repubs can't impeach.
Fox news is the reason repubs think the mueller report exonerated trump
Fox news is the reason every moron in america thinks there is a deep state conspiracy against trump

#63 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 06:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#63

Boo!

-The Ghost of Roger Ailes

#64 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 06:43 PM | Reply

Boo!

-The Ghost of Roger Ailes

#64 | Posted by Rightocenter

Hilarious.

If my party were controlled by a con man's propaganda network, I'd probably try to make jokes about it too, since there's really no good rebuttal.

#65 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 06:45 PM | Reply

This is for you Shreek, enjoy something for once.

#66 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 06:49 PM | Reply

"Fox news
Fox news
Fox news
Fox news"

*drink*
*drink*
*drink*
*drink*

Slow down, I'm going to start *hiccup* sluuuuuuring my words.

#67 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-23 06:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If my party were controlled by a con man's propaganda network

Here you go.

#68 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 06:51 PM | Reply

If my party were controlled by a con man's propaganda network

Here you go.

#68 | Posted by Rightocenter

Oh yeah the old - CNN is the equivalent of fox news lie.

How many white house officials did obama hire from CNN? How many of his policies were determined by his reaction to a story on CNN? How many CNN anchors did obama call to consult before bed time every night?

#69 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 06:56 PM | Reply

Slow down, I'm going to start *hiccup* sluuuuuuring my words.

#67 | Posted by nullifidian

Maybe if you drink enough you can destroy enough brain cells to really believe fox news doesn't control your party.

#70 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 06:57 PM | Reply

#69

Obama loved him his journalists:

In the first four years alone in the Obama administration, more than 25 former reporters joined the team by my count. Yup. 25.

Per the Washington Post in 2013, Richard Stengel, Time magazine's managing editor was the "latest in long line of reporters who jumped to jobs in Obama administration."

"At State, Stengel can swap newsroom stories with Samantha Power, a former journalist (U.S. News, the Boston Globe, the New Republic, CNN) who is now the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. His staff will include Desson Thomson, a former Washington Post movie critic who became a speechwriter for Hillary Rodham Clinton when she served as secretary of state. Other colleagues will include two recent additions to Secretary of State John F. Kerry's staff: Glen Johnson, a longtime political reporter and editor at the Boston Globe, and Douglas Frantz, a reporter and editor who has worked for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, The Post and, most recently CNN. Frantz was also briefly an investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Kerry, then a senator from Massachusetts," it reads.

Jay Carney, a White House press secretary for four years following Robert Gibbs, also came by way of CNN and Time magazine.

Sasha Johnson, who was a CNN senior political producer, went on to be the Department of Transportation's spokeswoman in 2009 before becoming chief of staff for the FAA.

Former CNN, CBS and ABC reporter Linda Douglass quit broadcasting to join the Obama 2008 campaign. She was eventually rewarded with a communications director position for the Office of Health Reform.

Kelly Zito of San Francisco Chronicle left the paper to work for the EPA's public affairs office in 2011.

Eric Dash of the New York Times joined the public affairs officer at Treasury in 2012.

As for his personal communications, who knows other than Michelle.

#71 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 07:07 PM | Reply

As for his personal communications, who knows other than Michelle.

#71 | Posted by Rightocenter

So your answer is 1, in an extremely minor position - "Sasha Johnson, who was a CNN senior political producer, went on to be the Department of Transportation's spokeswoman in 2009 before becoming chief of staff for the FAA."

Now you want to guess how many fox news employees trump has hired?

#72 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 07:14 PM | Reply

BTW, since the majority of the Republicans (including Trump), are only familiar with snippets of the Mueller Report, I wonder why the Dems haven't gone digital and put the whole narrative on disk, free to the general public. Like an audio book.

#2 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

The audio book is available at Audible.com for no charge.

#73 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-07-23 07:17 PM | Reply

-The audio book is available at Audible.com for no charge.

Sounds spell-binding. Who wouldn't want to spend a day at the beach with an ice chest of cold drinks and the Mueller report?

#74 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-23 07:23 PM | Reply

Sounds spell-binding. Who wouldn't want to spend a day at the beach with an ice chest of cold drinks and the Mueller report?

#74 | Posted by nullifidian

Yeah not nearly as fun as getting drunk on the beach, NOT reading it, letting professional liars tell you what it contains, then parroting their lies like an expert.

#75 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 07:27 PM | Reply

--Obviously Trump has violated the law.

So, impeachment next week?

#32 | Posted by nullifidian

Violating the law is obviously not enough for impeachment these days.

#76 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-23 07:29 PM | Reply

Slow down, I'm going to start *hiccup* sluuuuuuring my words.

#67 | Posted by nullifidian

Maybe if you drink enough you can destroy enough brain cells to really believe fox news doesn't control your party.

#70 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

Maybe if he drinks enough he will start making sense?

#77 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-23 07:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

WHODAMAN

Thanks. It's an app instead of a disk but I'll give it a try.

I envy NULLI's day at the beach with an ice cooler

I have the day and the ice but it's wrapped around my sprained ankle.

#78 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-23 07:49 PM | Reply

So your answer is 1, in an extremely minor position

Boy, your reading comprehension especially sux today:

"Samantha Power, a former journalist (U.S. News, the Boston Globe, the New Republic, CNN)
Glen Johnson, a longtime political reporter and editor at the Boston Globe, and Douglas Frantz, a reporter and editor who has worked for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, The Post and, most recently CNN
Former CNN, CBS and ABC reporter Linda Douglass quit broadcasting to join the Obama 2008 campaign.:

That's at least 4 out of 25 journalists from friendly sources, and I am sure there are more, that was just a quick Google search.

#79 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 08:17 PM | Reply

>i?Yeah not nearly as fun as getting drunk on the beach, NOT reading it, letting professional liars tell you what it contains, then parroting their lies like an expert.

#75 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2019-07-23 07:27 PM

That's how you did it! I knew that something was amiss.

#80 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 08:42 PM | Reply

That's how you did it! I knew that something was amiss.

#80 | Posted by Rightocenter

Come on ROC, you really can't do better than "I know you are but what am I?"

#81 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 09:11 PM | Reply

That's at least 4 out of 25 journalists from friendly sources, and I am sure there are more, that was just a quick Google search.

#79 | Posted by Rightocenter

There is no "friendly source" for democrat presidents, just legitimate new sources. A friendly source wouldn't have been giving free airtime to candidate trump. If CNN was a friendly source to democrats like fox is to republicans, CNN would have spent years saying that clinton didn't do anything wrong and was being brought down by fake charges from a conspiracy instead of cashing in on clinton's scandals.

Trump has hired 20, that's TWENTY, or XX, fox news personalities and pundits STRAIGHT from fox news - a news organization created with the express purpose of misleading gullible viewers.

Tell me something, do you consider fox news personalities to be "the best people" trump was referring to when he was campaigning?

#82 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 09:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

--There is no "friendly source" for democrat presidents, just legitimate new sources

Hahahahahaha. lol

#83 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-23 09:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Hahahahahaha. lol

#83 | Posted by nullifidian

Cool. List the major news organizations that have sheltered a democrat president from his crimes.

#84 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 09:28 PM | Reply

HAHAHAHAHA!

#85 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-23 09:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

At times various major news outlets were so far in the tank for Obama they made Pravda blush.

#86 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-23 11:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

There is no "friendly source" for democrat presidents, just legitimate new sources.

Most unintentionally hilarius post on the DR this year.

TFF

#87 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-24 01:01 AM | Reply

If CNN was a friendly source to democrats like fox is to republicans, CNN would have spent years saying that clinton didn't do anything wrong and was being brought down by fake charges from a conspiracy instead of cashing in on clinton's scandals.

HAHAHAHAHA

Stop, you're killing me...

#88 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-24 01:02 AM | Reply

Trump has hired 20, that's TWENTY, or XX, fox news personalities and pundits STRAIGHT from fox news - a news organization created with the express purpose of misleading gullible viewers.

That's after I post this:

"In the first four years alone in the Obama administration, more than 25 former reporters joined the team by my count. Yup. 25."

LOLOLOL

You're so dumb it's actually endearing.

#89 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-24 01:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Fox news is the reason repubs can't impeach. - #63 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-23 06:39 PM
If by impeach you mean bring impeachment charges, then repubs don't need to do anything in that process. There are sufficient Democrats and Independents to bring impeachment charges, if they think that Trump's actions warrant impeachment. So far the majority of even Democrats do not believe that impeachment is warranted.
If by impeach, you mean convict in the Seante, then it is not Fox News, but instead the lack of impeachment charges that is preventing any possible conviction.
There is no reason for you to falsely state that Fox News is preventing the House from doing it's duty or that the Senate is capable of doing anything until the House has done so.

#90 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-07-24 08:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Now you want to guess how many fox news employees trump has hired?
#72 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

You can add the concept of scale to the miles long list of things righties don't understand or play dumb about.

#91 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-24 09:09 AM | Reply

At times various major news outlets were so far in the tank for Obama they made Pravda blush.

#86 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Yawn.

The only talking point you abuse more is the "unfounded liability infinite horizon aaahhhhhhhh" shtick.

#92 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-24 09:11 AM | Reply

#90 you're either massively unaware of reality or you're playing dumb because it's the only way to avoid the obvious.

God it's sad that righties have no choice but to resort to dishonesty. Should be a wake up call for them but even that's an impossibility these days.

#93 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-24 09:13 AM | Reply

At times various major news outlets were so far in the tank for Obama they made Pravda blush.

#86 | Posted by JeffJ

Accusations without evidence sure are fun.

Like this: At times ------ so far in the tank for JEFFJ they made Pravda blush.

#94 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-24 11:07 AM | Reply

"In the first four years alone in the Obama administration, more than 25 former reporters joined the team by my count. Yup. 25."

LOLOLOL

You're so dumb it's actually endearing.

#89 | Posted by Rightocenter

Yeah you switched the goalposts and thought no one would notice. How many of them were from CNN?

#95 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-24 11:08 AM | Reply

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