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  1. He does. It’s just a good self help book that’s a little more helpful than most. Tell the truth, quit lying to yourself, quit wasting your time...Dad stuff that everyone needs to hear from time to time.
  2. Any debate dates released? I remember the GOP started in late August.
  3. Clinton actually committed a crime and his approval rose to above 70% during the impeachment proceedings. These Leeroy Jenkins!!! lefties are the best.
  4. They didn’t go rogue and trash the constitution. That’s the bottom line. Mueller did great work uncovering Russia’s crimes, exonerated all Americans for not being involved despite half the country feverishly hoping he’d do otherwise, and said nothing about obstruction because he knew it wasn’t his place. He gave the decision to Barr, who he respects, just as a line prosecutor should do. Now why Mueller went along with the Comey/Mccabe’s line of thinking regarding obstruction is just speculation. I think Mueller is an FBI guy through and through. When he took over he saw the faulty reasoning his predecessors were using, and in order to protect the institution he loved and lived for Mueller decided to follow through. Trump might well be dumb enough to obstruct even though hadn’t done anything illegal, so it was a gamble that could save face for the FBI. Against all odds, Trump listened to his people enough to not screw up. His lawyers convinced him to cooperate above and beyond what is required. But he still talked a bunch of shit. And Mueller is no wallflower, he knew pointing out the evidence that isn’t really evidence of obstruction would be a political whirlwind for Trump to reap, and considering everything Trump said about Mueller I can’t blame him. Mueller and Barr are heroes for defending the rule of law, for going above and beyond thorough and transparent, and leaving political questions to democratic politics. The DOJ policy against indicting a president is there for a good reason. The country doesn’t need and might not survive an Supreme Court fight over something so fundamental to how the government is constructed as who holds executive authority other than he person elected by the citizens of the republic. The lawyers then and now did the right thing. We didn’t need a law or an amendment, they could head off this societal impasse by just doing the sensible thing they all recognized: the constitution can’t work if the Executive can be indicted for using his innumerated powers. Trump obstructing justice or not has always been a political question, one that rests on his opponents credibility and the strength of their argument. Mueller gave them some ammo. It’s too bad they’ve already blown themselves up with fake bombshell after fake bombshell for it to matter.
  5. Exactly what @soupslam1 said. If this goes deeper than a general unhappiness with the direction you’ve taken your life, get the help that’s available and don’t ever feel ashamed about it. I went through some dark times a few months back and my doctor put me on medication. I didn’t like the idea and had never done taken any, but recognized I was in a bad place and if there was a life preserver that the world could hand me I should take it and not be an idiot. And it worked. It didn’t make me happy, it didn’t fix the problems in my life I needed to address, but it allowed me to keep my own worst tendencies from getting the better of me. And it helped me get my shit in order so that I could get off it within a month. Don’t take for granted anything that can help you. Life is hard enough when you’re doing everything right, and almost nobody is doing that. We’ve all been there, and if we haven’t, we’ll be there soon enough.
  6. Pick something worthwhile to aim at. You need a goal, anything will work, but you need something to move toward. And don’t lie about how you feel anymore. If someone asked you how you’re day is, a store clerk or whatever, don’t even say good when it’s not. Say okay or it’s going, but stop being fake to even strangers. You don’t have to tell them your life story, but you gotta practice not lying for your own sake. These two things are enough to begin with. You can’t fix it all in a day. But don’t take for granted incremental improvements. They are what make life worth living.
  7. And like I said, what’s in Mueller’s report requires trashing the constitution and freedom of speech to be crimes. It’s a smear, and Mueller and Barr and hell even Trump knew it when they released it. This is partly why prosecutors never release their findings when no indictment is made. Because it can be used to smear an innocent person. Take the McGahn stuff. It’s listed as evidence of an intent for Trump to obstruct justice. But it’s a conversation between a lawyer and his client. Not only could Trump and Barr withheld it from Congress, Trump had every legal right to withhold it from Mueller. But he didn’t. Which is overwhelming evidence in his favor that he didn’t intend to obstruct anything, given how bad it makes him look. But you don’t get that in a prosecutor’s report. Which is why we don’t release them normally.
  8. Last night was all fanservice. Say goodbye to everyone we spent time with outside of the big 7 .
  9. And unpersuasive in matters where persuasion is key.
  10. The problem is those who might make that argument, and there is one to make, don’t have a leg to stand on. Their behavior the last few years has been reprehensible on this issue. They don’t get to blow out every news report for years into mounting evidence that the President is a Russian agent and the plot will soon be uncovered, and then turn around and act like they’re dispassionately concerned about protecting one of our vital institutions once they’ve made their money off that falsehood.
  11. Of course he is. That doesn’t mean he isn’t above playing politics and smiting his enemy in a political way. He’s a lifelong D.C. bureaucrat, he knows how to play the game. Trump deserves all the shade Mueller throws at him for not keeping his mouth shut and disparaging the man every step of the way. But these internet lawyers making more of it than it seems when they know better, just to keep getting dem clicks, are a scourge to the republic. You have to throw away the first amendment and article II for any of that to be obstruction.
  12. These are the same jokers that pointed to collusion for 2 years because their readership ate that shit up. Same thing here. Mueller’s obstruction logic was faulty and he knew it, so he didn’t recommend prosecution. But he wanted to burn Trump for his stupid mouth so he let it hang out there as if any of it could have been a crime.
  13. Convert you congenital idiot, no he couldn’t. They weren’t offering him the opportunity to help hack the emails, which was the entire conspiracy!
  14. I’m bemused and disgusted by the whole affair. Trump would have colluded if he could. And half the country willingly works for Putin against the interests of the country believing and spreading this garbage for years because they don’t like Trump.
  15. Trump should have kept his mouth shut. Instead he dragged Mueller’s name through the mud and impugned his reputation, all for political expedience. Can’t fault Mueller for playing politics back at him.
  16. Are you telling me it’s time to stop spiking the football???
  17. The point is we don’t want our best sources for journalism to play the Fox News game. The lack of skepticism over these past few year at our best papers is more concerning to me than anything else that’s happened in the last 5 years. The republic cannot prosper when the 4th estate fails.
  18. Lol this could be evidence of a crime only it’s not actually a crime. Good job Bob!
  19. Oh wait, no I don’t. This thread is gold.
  20. The problem is nobody exceeded their authority. Corruption is often legal.
  21. So exactly as Barr put it? Obstruction of Justice. The report's second part addresses a number of actions by the President – most of which have been the subject of public reporting – that the Special Counsel investigated as potentially raising obstruction-of-justice concerns. After making a “thorough factual investigation” into these matters, the Special Counsel considered whether to evaluate the conduct under Department standards governing prosecution and declination decisions but ultimately determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment. The Special Counsel therefore did not draw a conclusion - one way or the other – as to whether the examined conduct constituted obstruction. Instead, for each of the relevant actions investigated, the report sets out evidence on both sides of the question and leaves unresolved what the Special Counsel views as “difficult issues” of law and fact concerning whether the President's actions and intent could be viewed as obstruction. The Special Counsel states that “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”