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is it me or has there been an acceleration in the noise around the Trump administration?

I've must admit I've got sick of all the noise around Muller, to the point where I thought it resembled the FireDogLake mania about Fitzgerald's investigation of the Plame affair, which fizzled out into the most nothing-burger ever.

But in the last week...

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Dec 15th, 2018 at 08:40:46 PM EST
It's hard to say.  There's been speculation Mueller toned it down in the fall because of the mid-terms.  It could also be the mid-terms crowded out Mueller and they have column inches and air time to fill.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Dec 16th, 2018 at 04:26:03 PM EST
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A few considerations:

1)By the standards of previous episodes in the USA Mueller is proceeding quite rapidly. Such investigations start with small fry who can be flipped to testify against bigger fish. A lot there has already happened.

2)Secrecy is a major asset in such investigations. Mueller only releases information via indictments and sentencing memoranda. He is not at a point where he can clearly force Trump to testify or where he can indict Trump.

3)Mueller is being strategic. What would be the point of presenting all of his information at a time when all three branches of government are controlled by Republicans. Mueller is now poised to file against members of Trump's family.

4)The issue of the Trump Campaign conspiring with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 election is heavily freighted with political overtones. This issue must wait until Democrats take control of the House - now just a week away.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Dec 25th, 2018 at 11:08:40 PM EST
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