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Monday, October 14, 2019

As Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President rump intensifies, voters are feeling like they've seen this movie before, and the storyline is getting old. First, there was the two-year investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and Trump's possible role in it. Then came the accusations against Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and contentious hearings before a Senate committee. Now it's questions about Trump's dealings with Ukraine's president and whether that should lead to Trump's removal from office.

Polling finds that support for the inquiry has grown since the start of last month following a whistleblower complaint. But what those numbers don't show is the sense of tremendous fatigue among US voters " a factor that could be significant as Democrats leading the inquiry debate how to proceed with an election year approaching.

It's a feeling shared by people on both sides of the aisle and not without justification.

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LOL, "President rump."

In Typo Veritas...

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-10-14 10:00 PM | Reply

People are getting tired of seeing Trump picks going to jail. What happened to hiring the best people? What happened to getting tired of all the winning.

Trampy promised to drain the swamp. He didnt say it was his hiring strategy.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2019-10-14 10:50 PM | Reply

Republicans weary of more investigations as impeachment ramps up

FTFY, bonehead.

#3 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-10-15 06:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

""I think they wanted to do it all along, and they're just looking for another way, another avenue," Stenske, a 55-year-old Trump supporter, "

Trumpublicans don't want Donny Conjob investigated. This and other shocking stories at 11.

"Polling finds that support for the inquiry has grown since the start of last month following a whistleblower complaint. But what those numbers don't show is the sense of tremendous fatigue among US trumpublican voters"

Fixt

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-15 06:49 AM | Reply

Voters are getting tired of rump breaking the law.

#5 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-10-15 09:45 AM | Reply

This is understandable after the way over-hyped Mueller dud.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-15 10:36 AM | Reply

Pretending the Mueller Report was a 'dud' does not bolster your position as an accurate observer.

You are playing the part of a fruit picker. Cherries, to be exact.

#7 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-10-15 10:47 AM | Reply

"Trump Voters are weary of more investigations as Impeachment ramps up"...FTFY.

#8 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-10-15 10:49 AM | Reply

Perhaps the way to stop the stream of investigations into the President is for Pres Trump to stop acting in the egregious, possibly unlawful, manner he does.

Simple.

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-15 11:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#6 | POSTED BY JEFFJ -- this is why I cant take you serious anymore and call you a fence sitter. You cannot honestly believe the Mueller report was a dud. It showed that there was definitely work for the campaign done by the Russians, that there were multiple contacts, and even shows that they were impeded in their investigations by destroyed evidence and refusal to testify. Mueller was not able to say there was no collaboration, he could not exonerate Trump.

#10 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2019-10-15 11:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What else are the Dems going to do? Legislate? They are terrified of passing anything specific that doesn't have 90 percent support of the voters.

#11 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-10-15 11:24 AM | Reply

Idaho,

On "collusion" it was a dud.

On obstruction it laid out the case for impeachment.

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There is no fence-sitting in those 2 sentences. They are as declarative as can be.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-15 11:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

even shows that they were impeded in their investigations by destroyed evidence and refusal to testify.

Well, there's this:

Here is the Mueller report, by the numbers:
- 675: The number of days from when Mueller was appointed to the day he turned in his report to Barr.

- 34: people indicted as a result of Mueller's investigation, including Russian nationals and several former Trump aides and advisors.

- 19: lawyers who were employed by the special counsel's office, according to a letter Barr sent to Congress on Sunday.

- About 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants and other staff that assisted with the investigation.

- More than 2,800 subpoenas issued by the Special Counsel's office, that's an average of at least four per day.

- Nearly 500 search warrants executed.

- More than 230 orders for communication records.

- Nearly 50 authorized orders for the use of pen registers, a tool that lets the government know who someone is communicating with and when, but not what they said.

- 13 evidence requests to foreign governments

- 500 witnesses interviewed

- $25 millionin posted costs as of February

Mueller report: Investigation found no evidence Trump conspired with Russia, leaves obstruction question open


www.usatoday.com

Collusion is a dud. With ALL of those resources "Investigation found no evidence Trump conspired with Russia."

Give it up and focus on obstruction - there is plenty there.

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-15 11:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Republicans weary..."

tremendous fatigue among US trumpublican voters

Its sooo predictable how the dumbest of the Hyperpartisan DR Left just love polls when they support the Narrative they have been told to believe, but have to alter them to fit that Narrative when they conflict with same.

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-10-15 11:44 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Who care what 'the people' want, right?

#15 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-10-15 11:53 AM | Reply

@#13 ... Mueller report: Investigation found no evidence Trump conspired with Russia, leaves obstruction question open ...

If you are going to relate what mr meuller said in his report, it is probably best to quote the report directly, instead of an incorrect summary of the report...

Vol. 1, page 9:

...Second, while the investigation identified numerous links between individuals with ties to the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump Campaign, the evidence was not sufficient to support criminal charges. Among other things, the evidence was not sufficient to charge any Campaign official as an unregistered agent of the Russian government or other Russian principal. And our evidence about the June 9, 2016 meeting and WikiLeaks's releases of hacked materials was not sufficient to charge a criminal campaign-finance violation. Further, the evidence was not sufficient to charge that any member of the Trump Campaign conspired with representatives of the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election.

Third, the investigation established that several individuals affiliated with the Trump Campaign lied to the Office, and to Congress, about their interactions with Russian-affiliated individuals and related matters....


Reading deeper into the report, the case is made that the lying mentioned above prevented the further acquisition of evidence because those involved, well, lied about their involvement.

So to say the Mueller Report found "no" evidence of a conspiracy with Russia is flat-out incorrect. The report does say that the amount of evidence found was "not sufficient to support criminal charges."


#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-15 12:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

is for Pres Trump to stop acting in the egregious, possibly unlawful, manner he does.

He's been doing so for 73 years. He ain't gonna stop now. He has always used his businesses to both legally and illegally benefit himself the only difference now is he is trading national security, foreign policy and taxpayer money for his benefit.

He is far too arrogant to stop. The problem is that Trumpublican voters and Congresscritters will excuse his behavior and give him a pass.

#17 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-15 12:34 PM | Reply

Mueller report: Investigation found no evidence Trump conspired with Russia,

If you read the report, you know that is not what the report said.

#18 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-15 12:36 PM | Reply

"I think they wanted to do it all along, and they're just looking for another way, another avenue," Stenske, a 55-year-old Trump supporter, said of the impeachment proceedings as he walked his dog through a suburban Indianapolis park last week. "I think it's kind of a ploy to help keep the pressure on him and muddy his campaign, his chances to win in 2020."

You can't fix this level of stupid.

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-15 12:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pretending the Mueller Report was a 'dud' does not bolster your position as an accurate observer.

You are playing the part of a fruit picker. Cherries, to be exact.

#7 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour

It was a dud. There was no evidence of a crime, just like all the rest of the dem accusations. Where is pencil necks evidence hi bragged about for 3 years? Where is his whistle blower, and who is he blowing now?

#20 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-10-15 12:41 PM | Reply

This is understandable after the way over-hyped Mueller dud.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ

For those of us who don't see life as a "reality" TV show it wasn't a dud. It did nothing to exonerate Trump or cast his behavior in a more favorable light.

But when you expect drum rolls and fireworks and a catch in the big reveal, well of course it wasn't very good.

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-15 12:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Collusion is a dud. With ALL of those resources "Investigation found no evidence Trump conspired with Russia."

Give it up and focus on obstruction - there is plenty there.

#13 | Posted by JeffJ

As I've said on many occasions, the report verified and confirmed the multiple instances of contact and communication with the Russians and Trump's campaign/transition teams.

www.justsecurity.org

If your on standard is "is it illegal" then maybe you can call it a dud. If you have any standards higher than that, it's not a dud by any means.

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-15 12:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter

Yer story is bullcrap, son...get over it.

#23 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-10-15 06:17 PM | Reply

"Yer story is bullcrap, son...get over it.

#23 | POSTED BY ANGRYDAD "

Anyone can say it's bullcrap. But it takes a critical mind to say why. Do you have such a mind? If so, tell us why it's bullcrap. If you don't have a thinking brain, just continue with the name calling.

#24 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-15 06:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#23

Take it up with the AP, son...get over it.

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-10-15 07:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Give it up and focus on obstruction - there is plenty there.
#13 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

I disagree with you, if Democrats were focused on obstruction you might have something, but they aren't they are focusing on Ukraine ...

The lawyers at Lawfare blog are driving this thing, so I doubt they have overlooked the "obstruction" route.

Which should indicate, there is no there there, despite the RabidLefts desire, protestations, and whining.

#26 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-10-15 09:11 PM | Reply

If your on standard is "is it illegal" then maybe you can call it a dud. If you have any standards higher than that, it's not a dud by any means.

#22 | POSTED BY JPW

Again if there was "illegality" the Democrats and Lawfare Blog would be pushing that, instead its Ukraine ....

When it was released you might have had a logical conclusion. But given "experts" are looking at this, and found it wanting is indicative there is nothing there.

Again look at what Democrats are doing and not what your narrative or ego desires.

#27 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-10-15 09:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The lawyers at Lawfare blog are driving this thing, so I doubt they have overlooked the "obstruction" route.

Which should indicate, there is no there there
#26 | Posted by AndreaMackris

You seem desperate to convince yourself that there is nothing there.

Ukraine is bad. Because Trump is a corrupt POS and so are the sycophants he has surrounded himself with.

BTW it's lawfare blog now pushing impeachment? Is it a front for the Deep State? Does it run out of a pizza parlor's basement?

Again look at what Democrats are doing and not what your narrative or ego desires.

I don't need the dems to tell me what to consider important.

In any case, my comments were in direct response to Jeff claiming Mueller's report didn't contain significant information when it quite clearly did.

Well, unless you're an idiot who'd ignore anything the orange schitheap does. *holds up mirror for Mackris*

#28 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-15 10:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Another weak attempt to set the narrative.. the American people just don't care about our crimes. Looking into our crimes makes them sad... instead the people said they want more tax cuts for the rich.. end abortion..and get rid of all the immigrants... now that's what the people really want... don't you know?

#29 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-10-16 07:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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