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    [–] /r/CringeAnarchy is to be banned. Legit_a_Mint 3 points ago in Drama

    I'm guessing the Catholic was three people and the Jew was one, but I don't really know much about religion - still two pairs, pretty good hand.

    [–] Mueller Confirms: Don Jr. Was Too Stupid to Collude. Legit_a_Mint 1 points ago in worldnews

    Mens rea is the intent component of a crime. It has nothing to do with some kind of subjective understanding of law, it's purely about a suspect's mindset at the time of a criminal act (ie, the actus reus, which is the other competent of a criminal violation.

    If we're both standing on a busy street corner and I intentionally push you out into traffic, it doesn't matter whether or not I understand that to be an illegal act, what matters is that I intended to push you and was, at the very least, indifferent to the consequence of that action.

    [–] Mueller Confirms: Don Jr. Was Too Stupid to Collude. Legit_a_Mint 3 points ago in worldnews

    Is it about child trafficking and a pizza place?

    It's all coming full circle now.

    [–] Mueller Confirms: Don Jr. Was Too Stupid to Collude. Legit_a_Mint 1 points ago in worldnews

    Mods get all their fake authority from Reddit, they don't need to be compensated in dollars. The actions they undertake, ostensibly on Reddit's behalf, are creating one hell of a liability that I don't think this new money is considering, so the old money isn't hearing about it.

    [–] Mueller Confirms: Don Jr. Was Too Stupid to Collude. Legit_a_Mint 2 points ago in worldnews

    Hillary set up her server in the exact same way Colin Powell did.

    Powell used America Online on the rare occasion that he sent official emails from a personal account. Clinton used a private server in her home, completely under her control, for all of her State Department duties.

    Not even close to the same thing and it looks sad and desperate to compare them.

    [–] Well... Legit_a_Mint 1 points ago in instantkarma

    Great, that still doesn't make sense, because this guy wasn't particularly well adapted to his environment, he literally got killed by his environment.

    Your analogy doesn't make sense and rather than accept that and move on, you decided to be a smart ass about it, and now you're defending it by pointing to someone else's words, which don't explain anything anyway.

    [–] Robert Mueller Told Congress They Can Prosecute the President. Now It Gets Ugly Legit_a_Mint 1 points ago in worldpolitics

    So angry and surly after your conspiracy theory got debunked.

    That's okay, little camper, what about Trump's tax returns? Why don't you go get them?

    [–] Charity Hospital, New Orleans. Once the second largest hospital in the US, abandoned since Katrina Legit_a_Mint 2 points ago in AbandonedPorn

    to create one of those indoor golf facilities.

    Oh good, something equally timeless and classy to replace an old, historic building.

    [–] Robert Mueller Told Congress They Can Prosecute the President. Now It Gets Ugly Legit_a_Mint 2 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in worldpolitics

    Mueller said that since he didn't reach a "traditional binary decision" he was preserving the evidence "while memory and documents were fresh".

    You're conflating two different things here.

    The report argues that one of the reasons that an investigation of a sitting president had to take place now was because waiting until he was out of office would risk fading memories and lost documents. That's where your quote comes from. It's not some kind of justification for this specific investigation intended to provide evidence for Congress to impeach.

    "it would take too long to allow it to come out and be useful to the remedies towards justice and cough cough Congress,

    Nice "paraphrase," but it's complete nonsense. The report doesn't say anything about a deposition of the president being "slow," it says that they didn't need it, because all of his written answers, as evasive as they might have been, corresponded to information that they'd already received from other sources:

    We made that decision in view of the substantial delay that such an investigative step would likely produce at a late stage in our investigation. We also assessed that based on the significant body of evidence we had already obtained of the President's actions and his public and private statements describing or explaining those actions, we had sufficient evidence to understand relevant events and to make certain assessments without the President's testimony.

    They didn't need to depose him, they already knew this was a witch hunt by that point and they just had to start figuring out how to cover ass.

    This has all been bullshit, ultimately no different than the Obama birth certificate bullshit, but this time it was turned into a real, years-long criminal investigation, all triggered by a foreign hostile power who recognized how stupid and childish our culture has become. They beat us on that one, for sure, but we'll get over it (even though it appears that we've learned nothing from it).

    [–] Robert Mueller Told Congress They Can Prosecute the President. Now It Gets Ugly Legit_a_Mint -1 points ago in worldpolitics

    It's not a prosecution that's in any way equivalent the the criminal prosecution that would have resulted from the criminal investigation conducted by the special counsel's office.

    People are pretending now that the entire investigation was a pretext that served as a substitute for a House investigation and will lead to impeachment, but that's just what people do when their favorite conspiracy theory starts to wind down.

    Maybe you could worry about Trump's tax returns? Wouldn't that be fun?

    [–] Robert Mueller Told Congress They Can Prosecute the President. Now It Gets Ugly Legit_a_Mint 0 points ago in worldpolitics

    The president wasn't indicted because there was no conduct found in the investigation that met the elements of a criminal violation.

    As Barr explained in his letter, the decision not to prosecute that he and Rosenstein reached didn't consider the implications of indicting a sitting president:

    Our determination was made without regard to, and is not based on, the constitutional considerations that surround the indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president.

    [–] Robert Mueller Told Congress They Can Prosecute the President. Now It Gets Ugly Legit_a_Mint 1 points ago in worldpolitics

    just enough to introduce articles of impeachment.

    Which will go nowhere and ultimately backfire on Democrats in 2020 by making them look weak and petty to undecideds.

    [–] Robert Mueller Told Congress They Can Prosecute the President. Now It Gets Ugly Legit_a_Mint 1 points ago in worldpolitics

    That has nothing to do with Congress somehow criminally prosecuting the president, like DOJ could have done.

    [–] Robert Mueller Told Congress They Can Prosecute the President. Now It Gets Ugly Legit_a_Mint 2 points ago in worldpolitics

    No one can bring charges on a sitting president according to DoJ DLC regs.

    So you didn't read of Volume II of the report? It argues very convincingly that the president can continue in her Article II duties under investigation, and even indictment, and that Congress can create statutory law that implicates the president, regardless of the separation of powers issues that some particular statutes might present.

    [–] Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren Dies at 92. She was the subject of dozens of films, tv series, and documentaries. Including 'Annabelle' and 'The Conjuring' franchises. Legit_a_Mint 2 points ago in movies

    Thats easy to say now but back in the 1970s and even 1980s people didnt have the sort of access to information that we have today via the internet and mainstream media.

    People were actually much better at critical thinking and bullshit detection back then, because they didn't have a giant electric authority that they could type "Is psychics real?" into then get a positive response and there were only 3 or 4 popular media (TV) providers, so the networks didn't have to go lowest-common-denominator, fringe-extremist bullshit to compete and survive.

    [–] Robert Mueller Told Congress They Can Prosecute the President. Now It Gets Ugly Legit_a_Mint 2 points ago in worldpolitics

    This is a report from the Department of Justice regarding a long-running criminal investigation that didn't result in the prosecution of the president.

    To play semantic games after the criminal investigation ended without prosecution and now pretend that Congress will "prosecute" the president instead of DOJ is just the entertainment media trying to squeeze a little more money out of the circus before it leaves town forever.

    I'm not a lawyer but I'm pretty sure statutes of limitation for obstruction of Justice are more than 2-6 years

    I am a lawyer, and if I remember correctly, the statute of limitations on federal obstruction is 10 years, so Trump will be out of office before it runs no matter what happens with impeachment or the 2020 election. Regardless, DOJ isn't going to pop up again some number of years from now and say "surprise, we figured out that these things really are obstruction and now you're under indictment!" As Barr's letter explained, the ultimate decision wasn't based on the constitutional concerns over indicting the executive and that's not going to somehow change in the future.

    People are taking a lot of the very academic discussion in the report out of context and making it seem that Mueller is somehow endorsing the idea that Trump should be indicted after he's out of office, when it's really just a long-winded explanation of how and why it might be appropriate to investigate and even indict the president under some circumstances (none of which are present in this case).

    The report makes some interesting arguments about separation of powers and it will be something for law nerds to obsess over for years to come, but it doesn't provide any substantive new information or give Congress anything more than it's ever had for the "prosecution" of impeachment.

    [–] Robert Mueller Told Congress They Can Prosecute the President. Now It Gets Ugly Legit_a_Mint 0 points ago in worldpolitics

    Well the report disclosed 11 incidents of obstruction of justice.

    It listed examples of things that piqued investigators' interest, then analyzed each of them and only the firing of Comey and the suggestion of shutting down the investigation merited anything more than a quick write-off.

    Even the two issues that might have qualified as obstruction didn't involve any clear evidence or easy answers, which is why the president wasn't indicted.