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Justice Dept weighs inquiry into Clintons and Uranium One

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Quetzal, Nov 14, 2017 at 12:52 PM.

  1. Quetzal

    Quetzal A little to the left and slightly out of focus.
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    Justice Dept considers probe on Clintons

    What do you think?
     
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    When Bill and Hillary Clinton finally die we are going to save a ton of tax money being spent on failed investigations.
     
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  5. It Aint Necessarily So

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    A great big nothing burger that won't succeed in its apparent purpose of distracting from the Trump-Russia investigation.

    This is what a witch hunt looks like.
     
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    Well, don't tell North Korea but the Clintons are having a Winter Sale on Uranium Cake in the run up to Christmas!

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    That's unfair.
    Instead, it could be retribution for the campaign, & for Democratic opposition.
     
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    Sure it's easier to believe that a reputable humanitarian foundation is doing uranium deals on the side.:rolleyes::eek::D
     
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    I feel it's telling that this occurred only after it was widely published that the Clinton campaign was the funding behind Fusion GPS and the bad look with meeting the Russian lawyer before and after she met with Trump Jr and other campaign people.
     
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    Everybody be get'n revenge on each other, eh.
    If we're lucky, it'll distract them from temptation to start a war.
     
  12. Nous

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    From the article:

    Republicans have charged that the Obama administration approved the deal after Bill Clinton's charitable foundation received a $145m (£110m) donation.

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    Mr Clinton was also paid $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Kremlin-linked Russian investment bank that was promoting shares in Uranium One.​

    These facts (assuming they are facts) are apparently the crux of the claims of wrongdoing. But neither of them amounts to quid pro quo. There are just too many missing links for a prosecution. And in the end, the argument against any quid pro quo forever hinges on the fact that, as far as we know, nothing would have changed if Hillary Clinton had voted to reject the Uranium One deal. As far as we know, everyone's pockets would have still had the same amount of money in them and the sale would have gone through if she had voted "no". Period.
     
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    But Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a Senate hearing there is currently no basis for Republican calls to appoint a special counsel to investigate.
    That alone is very telling.
     
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    Even if Sessions suspected wrongdoing, it wouldn't be appropriate for him to appoint a special counsel because neither the investigation nor prosecution would present a conflict of interest for the DOJ, which is what the statute requires: 28 CFR 600.1 - Grounds for appointing a Special Counsel.
     
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