Letter: Don't allow the president to operate above the law

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  • Boberino Farmington, UT
    Nov. 21, 2018 11:38 a.m.

    @Lia

    You are absolutely right, I don’t know what, if anything, they have found. But it is a fact that Mueller has disclosed nothing that supports Trump colluding with Russia in the election. Since there have been indictments on other, unrelated matters, I merely assumed they have nothing. If they do have something on Trump, why hasn’t it been disclosed before now? Has Mueller told you why he’s waiting to disclose evidence of collusion?

  • Boberino Farmington, UT
    Nov. 21, 2018 11:24 a.m.

    @Sutton

    Check out Newsweek online for 10/30/17. Article by Beatrice Dupuy cites Constitutional law professor Douglas Kmiec of Pepperdine University who claims the appointment of Mueller was not proper since his scope of authority is similar to a cabinet member or principal officer. This would require Senate approval. To my knowledge Professor Kmiec has not appeared on Fox News nor is he a political pundit. While others have rejected the idea, it is certainly plausible. The whole investigation was begun with no criminal act being identified. Very fishy to me.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 21, 2018 11:10 a.m.

    @Lia
    "Did Mueller tell you something he hasn't disclosed yet to the authorities?"

    Do you really believe, in a sieve called Washington, that after nearly two years something would have not leaked if there were ANYTHING to leak?

    All Mueller has discovered so far is that Obama used questionable FISA warrants based upon salacious Clinton financed opposition research to undermine the Trump presidency

    Each day that passes by exposes the Mueller investigation as a partisan witch-hunt by desperate leftists distraught over a loss and unhinged in their efforts to overturn an election.

    Its time for Mueller to put up or move on

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 21, 2018 10:57 a.m.

    @LDS Liberal -

    Obama repeatedly worked above the law - but it was ok because you liked him.
    Conversely; you deem that Trump is operating "above the law' because you don't like him; whether he is actually acting above the law or not (and in most cases the allegations are hollow) is irrelevant

    In psychological terms, your posts are almost always a great example of "projection"

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Nov. 13, 2018 7:42 a.m.

    Re: ". . . with the resignation of Jeff Sessions, [Trump] seems poised to end the investigation."

    If only!

    Liberals' politically-motivated assault on America through this "investigation" is one of the most damaging and destructive political dirty tricks ever foisted on American politics.

    Liberals like to compare it to the Bill Clinton investigation, but that comparison quickly breaks down when one considers that impeachable misconduct was the actual basis for the Clinton investigation -- which is clearly NOT true of this "Russia" probe. Its only purpose was to dishonestly attempt to fix blame for Hillary's embarrassing defeat on something other than her radical, horrible candidacy -- which is not an impeachable offense.

    Far-Left Democrat leadership's latest disingenuous ploy -- suggesting that Trump's obedience to a statute Clinton signed into law somehow violates the Constitution -- further demonstrates the breathtaking level of hypocrisy within the leadership of my party.

  • 1covey Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2018 7:40 a.m.

    How much time and money was spent on investigating Clinton ? Not 2 years; and so less time indicates less money; and what was found ? Improper handling of classified information. Was she prosecuted ? No. Politically, she paid enough of a price that cost her the election. President Trump has criticized the Mueller investigation along with reputable and knowledgeable critics, other than Fox News. Btw, wasn't it the NY Times that printed news found to be false ? President Trump, despite his complaints has not and has said he will not terminate the Mueller investigation. It is telling that Mueller has prosecuted during this investigation certain individuals for crimes not connected to Russia collusion/ obstruction charges. But, to date, no charges concerning his primary mandate. His announced forthcoming report should be interesting. What has been outed is Russian - Democratic collusion, i.e. Steele obtaining non-credible information from anonymous Russian sources paid for by intermediaries paid by the DNC/Clinton campaign. Not to mention the hanky-panky by the DOJ/FBI in using the Steele Dossier in obtaining FISA warrants.

  • Llew40 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 11, 2018 10:20 a.m.

    Let's just send Michael Knight and his talking car after them!

  • Sutton Cedar City, UT
    Nov. 10, 2018 8:45 a.m.

    Boberino - Farmington, UT
    "The president has not tried to interfere with what some legal experts see as an unconstitutional investigation..."

    "Legal experts" you mean fox news pundits...

    " After 38 million dollars spent and going on two years of investigation..."

    After all the money and time spent investigating Hillary I think you republicans have totally lost the right to complain about how much money or time being spent on this investigation.

  • Copybook Headings Draper, UT
    Nov. 10, 2018 8:09 a.m.

    "They must protect us from the chaos that will inevitably follow if the president is allowed to operate above the law."

    What is it called when a statement is true but not for the reasons the author of the statement thinks?

    "I have a pen and I have a phone". That was said by the last guy in office; who presided over the most weaponized and biased Department of Justice in US history. That was said by the guy who didn't find 'a smidgen' of corruption when his IRS was caught red handed violating the First Amendment rights of ordinary Americans. The infantile hypocrisy that Democrats daily put on display is just stunning.

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    Nov. 10, 2018 12:11 a.m.

    As a Republican who voted for Trump--or more accurately, against Hillary--I want to see the investigation continue to whatever conclusion it may bring.

    At the same time, I recognize that several members of the investigative team sullied the reputation of the team, damaged the federal law enforcement agencies to which they belong, and destroyed their own credibility with their expressions of overt bias and rank partisanship. Mueller properly expelled them once they were exposed. How much he knew, tolerated, or even encouraged before they were exposed publicly is a legitimate concern.

    I will say of this investigation as I wrote of the Kavanaugh investigation. If this turns up material and credible evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians, I want severe penalties. If, however, the investigation fails on that front, I will accept that Trump is innocent of such accusations and those who made them falsely should be punished.

    How many of the liberal/Democrat posters will join me in this declaration? Or is any result other than Trump being guilty, evidence of a failed investigation? Are you open to the evidence and facts? Or are your minds long since made up?

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    Nov. 9, 2018 1:48 p.m.

    How shocking to see "law and order" Conservatives defend actions of the President which may clearly be unorderly and unlawful if pursued to their logical conclusion.

    And the claims of all the time and money spent on Mueller's probe. What hackneyed nonsense! How long and how much did the Clinton investigations last and cost?

    Inconsistency is not your friend, Conservatives. Try a little harder for that, please. Your nation needs your opinions and your consistencies.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 9, 2018 1:05 p.m.

    Un the age if Trump
    Republicans (even Mormon Republicans) - have clearly demonstrated time and again, of putting PARTY (i.e., Donald Trump) ahead of Principles & this Nation.

    Mormon prophesied & warned this would happen....

  • ECR Burke, VA
    Nov. 9, 2018 12:45 p.m.

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels , Adolf Hitler's Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany.

    "There was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government."

    The first fallacy, as stated by Goebbels, was proven false when the army of the Third Reich and its mentally unstable leader fell to the forces of good. The second statement, quoted daily by the President of the United States and many people commenting on this page, will not become true until it is proven to be true, or false, by the special counsel assigned to investigate it, no matter how loud or how often it is stated. Let the special counsel do his job until it is complete.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 9, 2018 10:42 a.m.

    "I urge Rep. Rob Bishop and our senators to do something now to protect the special counsel and let the investigation run its full course. They were elected to represent their constituents and uphold the Constitution."

    Good luck. Bishop, along with the rest of Utah's congressional delegation, turns a blind eye to Trump's criminal behavior. Party over Country. This GOP congress will go down in infamy.

  • Thomas Jefferson Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 9, 2018 10:02 a.m.

    "the special counsel and his team have yet to come up with anything connecting the president with collusion with Russians during the election."

    Speculation...which is against desnews rules.

    "Mueller has spent untold millions for 2 years and not counting countless teams of reporters from the media without coming up with anything."

    Speculation...which is against desnews rules.

    Opinion:

    I think (and hope) that if the writing was on the wall that trump would be losing power, all these senators and congressmen who are unwilling to stand up to him will suddenly grow backbones and pretend they had always stood against his abuse of power. Their main concern is their own power and they think opposing the corruption of trump might threaten that. But that is what you get when you have people who seek a lifetime as a politician.

    Opinion.

  • What in Tucket Provo, UT
    Nov. 9, 2018 9:38 a.m.

    Remember Ms Smith that when you point your finger at Mr. Trump 3 of your fingers are pointing at you. Mueller has spent untold millions for 2 years and not counting countless teams of reporters from the media without coming up with anything. Isn't there a time this should end? Moreover Mueller and his team are all anti Trumpers sort of a conflict of interest I would say. Trump has given Mueller all the time he needs. IF there was a major impact by Russia what was it? Be patient Ms Smith Democrats have the demographic advantage and will be in power soon enough.

  • Dexter183 Murray/Salt Lake County, UT
    Nov. 9, 2018 9:34 a.m.

    President Trump has the authority to end this witch hunt at any time although it would be damaging to his presidency. So what are you talking about? He’s done nothing (except complain every so often) about the endless seemingly open ended unrestricted phony investigation of himself, family, and business associates that seems to have no boundaries or oversight.

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    Nov. 9, 2018 9:33 a.m.

    Boberino.

    They have found nothing?
    How do you know?
    Did Mueller tell you something he hasn't disclosed yet to the authorities?

  • Prometheus Platypus Orem, UT
    Nov. 9, 2018 9:15 a.m.

    "I urge Rep. Rob Bishop and our senators to do something now to protect the special counsel and let the investigation run its full course. They were elected to represent their constituents and uphold the Constitution. It's time. They must protect us from the chaos that will inevitably follow if the president is allowed to operate above the law."

    Julie, you are not actually represented by Rob Bishop, he represents Donald and his donors, that is all. He, nor any of our GOP/Cons will lift a finger to even point out the problems with Donald, they like the idea of a dictator apparently and believe that the law doesn't apply to their dear leader.

  • Boberino Farmington, UT
    Nov. 9, 2018 9:04 a.m.

    The attorney general serves at the pleasure of the president. The president has the right to ask for the attorney general’s resignation. The president has not tried to interfere with what some legal experts see as an unconstitutional investigation. Senator Flake’s idea to pass a statute to somehow protect the special counsel is unnecessary and just plain silly. After 38 million dollars spent and going on two years of investigation the special counsel and his team have yet to come up with anything connecting the president with collusion with Russians during the election.

  • embarrassed Utahn! Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 9, 2018 8:45 a.m.

    The silence from Republicans is deafening! Will our feckless “leaders” continue the disgraceful behavior or will they be true patriots? Just a rhetorical question obviously.