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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Wall Street Journal Disproves Mueller Smear

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

Fox News’ smear campaign against special counsel Robert Mueller just hit a major stumbling block thanks to information unearthed by the Wall Street Journal. Ironically, the conservative Journal is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also owns Fox.

The Journal reports that FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the investigation for texts that were critical of Trump, also privately insulted Chelsea Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and former Attorney General Eric Holder.

Strzok called Sanders, who campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination, an “idiot,” and used the same name for Sanders’ supporters. In another text, he referred to Chelsea Clinton as “self-entitled.”

When Eric Holder spoke at the Democratic Convention, Strzok texted, “Oh God, Holder!…

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Why Scared Cops Are So Frightening

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

The jurors who acquitted Philip Brailsford of second-degree murder last week were told to judge him based on “how a reasonable officer would act, versus a regular person with no police training,” as The Arizona Republic put it. That distinction was crucial, because a “regular person” would never get away with shooting an unarmed man who was crawling on the floor, sobbing and begging for his life.

Like other recent cases in which jurors failed to hold police officers accountable for the unnecessary use of deadly force, Brailsford’s acquittal shows that cops benefit from a double standard.

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Panicked Trump Lawyers Demand ‘Special Counsel’ Probe Of Mueller

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

Dropping the façade that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation poses no real threat to Donald Trump, and that the probe into Russia collusion is likely to end quickly and without concern for the White House, Trump’s attorneys have suddenly switched gears.

Clearly hitting the panic button, Trump’s legal team is now going full Fox, suggesting that Mueller’s investigation is deeply compromised and that the Department of Justice needs to appoint a second special counsel — you guessed it — to shadow and scrutinize Mueller.

“The Department of Justice and FBI cannot ignore the multiple problems that have been created by these obvious conflicts of interests,” Trump attorney Jay Sekulow tells Axios. These new revelations require the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate.”

It’s significant that Trump’s legal team is now fully embracing the far-right conspiracy theories of Fox News and congressional Republicans by putting Mueller in their sights.…

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