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You may disagree with President Trump ending the special prosecutor, But it’s not a crime

Meanwhile the media pushes another false narrative.

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As Chief Executive, Donald Trump ending the Mueller probe would be exercising his Constitutional authority.

The Constitution gives the authority to Congress to impeach the President. The Founding Fathers didn’t think unelected federal employees should have that authority. The Department of Justice and the FBI are under the Executive Branch of government. Donald Trump is over them. He’s the elected head of the executive branch. You may disagree with President Trump ending the special prosecutor, but it is not a crime.

So if he did it on Twitter (he didn’t), he is still not guilty of obstruction.

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The Daily Mail reports, “Trump was just ‘stating his opinion’ when he told Jeff Sessions to put an end to Russia probe as the White House denies obstruction and says the president never gave his AG an ‘order.’

The White House says President Trump was not giving Attorney General Jeff Sessions ‘an order’ when he mentioned the nation’s top law enforcement officer by name and said he should ‘stop’  the Russia probe.

Faced by a new round of accusations the president was deliberately trying to obstruct special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the president thinks it’s time for the probe to ‘come to an end’ – but was not instructing Sessions to end it.

‘The president’s stating his opinion. It’s not an order,’ said Sanders, engaging in a delicate rhetorical dance over the Russia probe even as Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is on trial for money laundering and tax charges.

She allowed that it was pretty clear when Trump was giving her an order as opposed to simply stating his views.

‘But he’s been I think crystal clear about how he feels about the investigation from the beginning,’ she said.  

Trump ratcheted up his pressure on Sessions, which has gone on for more than a year, when he said he ‘should’ put an end to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-running Russia probe

‘Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now,’ the president tweeted. ‘Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!’

Sanders referenced ‘corruption’ in the FBI, and said the probe was based on the golden showers dossier – when in fact there were other strands of information at the start of the Russia probe, including warnings from overseas about the conduct of Trump foreign policy aides.

‘The entire investigation is based off of a dirty discredited dossier that was paid for an opposing campaign and had a lot of corruption within the entity which was overseeing it, which was Peter Strzrok, James Comey, Andrew McCabe,’ she said, reeling off high-level FBI officials who were there during the inception of the probe.

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Trump Weighs in on Cleveland Baseball Name Change…and It’s Not Pretty

The former President was NOT happy!

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Donald Trump, like a great many conservatives around the nation, isn’t all that thrilled with the way in which our national culture is changing.  Of course, this isn’t terribly surprising given that this is the nature of conserving, to allow things to remain the same or to work to bring the nation back to the way it was. So, almost predictably, Trump had plenty to say about the recent change announced by the Cleveland Indians baseball team. In a statement, Trump wrote that he is a “FORMER” baseball fan and said “a small group of people, with absolutely crazy ideas and policies, is forcing these changes to destroy our culture and heritage.” The name change came after years of protests from Native American groups and baseball fans. The former President had a far different opinion than many. Trump’s statement said he thought the name was an “honor.” However, the Lake Erie Native American Council released a statement supporting the team’s new name, WTOL reports. “We are pleased the Cleveland baseball team took a comprehensive approach to listen and learn and show it is possible to take steps toward change,” the statement read. The name change came just months after the Washington Redskins dropped their own mascot to temporarily become the “Washington Football Team”, just until a new moniker could be decided upon.

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Tests Show QAnon Shaman is ‘Mentally Ill’, According to His Own Lawyer

But is this all just a part of a broader legal strategy?

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From the moment that Jacob Chansley set foot on our television screens, we knew that we’d be talking about him for some time into the future. Chansley, known more commonly as the “QAnon Shaman”, was the iconic character who participated in the January 6th insurrection shirtless, with his face painted, and wearing a large fur headdress adorned with bison horns. Now, as Chansley faces charges in the storming of the Capitol, his lawyers are trying a rather tricky defense:  They’re claiming that the Shaman doesn’t possess full control over his faculties.  In an interview, defense lawyer Albert Watkins said that officials at the federal Bureau of Prisons, or BOP, have diagnosed his client Jacob Chansley with transient schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety. The BOP’s findings, which have not yet been made public, suggest Chansley’s mental condition deteriorated due to the stress of being held in solitary confinement at a jail in Alexandria, Virginia, Watkins said. “As he spent more time in solitary confinement … the decline in his acuity was noticeable, even to an untrained eye,” Watkins said in an interview on Thursday. But is this all just legal maneuvering? Watkins said authorities will need to determine how Chansley can get access to the treatment he needs to “actively participate in his own defense.” Pleading guilty to a charge negates the need for a trial, but defendants still have to be declared mentally competent to do so. Watkins said the BOP’s evaluation of his client did not declare Chansley to be mentally incompetent, and he does not expect Chansley to be ordered to undergo what is known as competency restoration treatment. Watkins turned heads early on in his role at attorney for the Shaman, after making derogatory remarks about his own client’s mental health, using phrases that are deemed unprintable…

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