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    [–] Trump says he is opposed to White House aides testifying to Congress, deepening power struggle with Hill wklink 4 points ago in politics

    Fourth, the special prosecutors report is a catalog of all the ways they not only did not cooperate (lying to the special prosecutor, destroying evidence, pleading the fifth), but also the evidence that the President himself actively tried to have the special prosecutor fired.

    Really, the only good news for Trump was that their obstruction was so successful that they didn't leave enough evidence to prove the conspiracy.

    The recommendation of the special prosecutor was not to have the AG decide to prosecute or not (it was assumed that the AG could not prosecute), but to have Congress check these abuses. The only way for Trump to say he cooperated with Mueller is to agree to let Congress exercise their Constitutional authority.

    [–] What conspiracy theory do you believe to be true? What evidence led you to this conclusion? wklink 27 points ago in AskReddit

    I think when Waze sends you on a "shorter" route, it doesn't always think it's shorter, it just wants to send someone that way to see how long they'll take.

    Even if it doesn't do this, I think it would be cooler if it did.

    [–] What conspiracy theory do you believe to be true? What evidence led you to this conclusion? wklink 27 points ago in AskReddit

    Anytime you learn a new word, you suddenly notice it everywhere. The phenomenon is older than the internet and, yes, it feels creepy as hell. The problem is that our brains are so finely tuned to finding patterns that we find them even when they're not there...

    [–] Stopped by a roadside stand that said lobster tails $2. I paid my $2 and he said... wklink 2 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in dadjokes

    For anyone who came here wanting a lobster tale: https://youtu.be/Yoxj0SKWHDc

    Edit: a word

    [–] The problem with Trump’s ‘no obstruction’ claim: it’s plainly false wklink 1 points ago in politics

    The report did not say there was no crime, only that they couldn't prove that Trump was part of the conspiracy because the witnesses lied, destroyed evidence, and took the 5th.

    Also, Nixon did not break into the Watergate and, by all accounts, did not know about it before. That doesn't mean he didn't try to cover it up.

    [–] The problem with Trump’s ‘no obstruction’ claim: it’s plainly false wklink 3 points ago in politics

    The Mueller report even addresses this directly and says, yes, use of the President's constitutional authority can still be obstruction, and it is Congress's role to check that abuse.

    [–] Trump impeachment would fail because GOP "holds water" for "corrupt, unethical, dishonest" president, claims Schiff wklink 6 points ago in politics

    Volume 1 covers the conspiracy, and they explicitly say that they couldn't find enough evidence to take a case to court because the witnesses lied, destroyed evidence, and took the 5th.

    Volume 2 covers the obstruction, and they document many examples of obstruction. They did not suggest that the AG should make a call or consider the motives and decide to prosecute, they said explicitly that it was only Congress who had the authority to hold the President accountable for his crimes.

    [–] Is it possible for a single, random atom to split on its own, at any time? wklink 1 points ago in askscience

    The real key is the surface area to volume ratio. Atoms splitting on the surface of the material don't react with the rest of the material. Atoms splitting inside the material trigger the chain reaction. A small piece has so much surface area that most of the split atoms escape on the surface.

    A nuclear bomb works by taking two smaller pieces and smashing them together to create a piece with enough critical mass.

    A nuclear power plant has rods that can be lowered into the material to absorb the atoms and prevent further reactions. This allows you to control precisely how much energy is produced by limiting the chain reactions.

    [–] 7 takeaways from the Mueller Report wklink 2 points ago in politics

    The report provides the evidence that Trump committed obstruction. It doesn't say Mueller wanted to let the AG decide to prosecute or not, it said that it was squarely up to Congress to check obstruction by the President.

    On conspiracy, the report only says that they don't have enough evidence for court, but notes that witnesses lied, destroyed evidence, and took the 5th. The report notes that, if that information wasn't missing, they would probably have a better understanding of the nature of the conspiracy.

    Summary: so much obstruction by the President and others that we can't even prove their role in a known conspiracy that clearly benefited the President. Only Congress has a role in checking abuse of power on the part of the President.

    [–] 7 takeaways from the Mueller Report wklink 3 points ago in politics

    The only reason they can't prove conspiracy is because the witnesses lied, destroyed evidence, and took the 5th. The report says so. The report says that the missing information would probably shed further light on the motivations to obstruct justice, but they can't get that evidence because there was so much obstruction.

    [–] The Collusion Dream Is Dead But The Conspiracy Lives On wklink 1 points ago in politics

    The report does not say that they didn't conspire with the Russians, only that, after the witnesses lied, destroyed evidence, and took the 5th, that they didn't have enough evidence to prove conspiracy on court.

    [–] The Collusion Dream Is Dead But The Conspiracy Lives On wklink 2 points ago in politics

    And they pointed out that the witnesses lied, destroyed evidence, and took the 5th. So yes, they don't have evidence to prove conspiracy, but they did have evidence of obstruction and no other good explanation for why they were obstructing.

    [–] The Collusion Dream Is Dead But The Conspiracy Lives On wklink 7 points ago in politics

    From the Mueller Report, on their claim that they lacked evidence of conspiracy, after discussing how witnesses lied, destroyed evidence, and took the 5th, they concluded:

    given these identified gaps, the Office cannot rule out the possibility that the unavailable information would shed additional light on (or cast in a new light) the events described in the report.

    [–] How a legal dispute between Mueller and Barr drove the end of the special counsel’s probe wklink 9 points ago in politics

    From the executive summary of the report:

    given these identified gaps, the Office cannot rule out the possibility that the unavailable information would shed additional light on (or cast in a new light) the events described in the report.

    [–] ‘Barr didn’t spin the report, he just lied’ wklink 2 points ago in politics

    And one big reason they couldn't prove conspiracy was because of lies and the destruction of evidence. They certainly think there was obstruction, and they think it's Congress's role to check that abuse of power.

    Without proof of conspiracy, they can't say for sure that that's why the president was obstructing justice, but they didn't really offer any counter explanations for why an innocent president would go to such extremes to disrupt and stop the investigation...

    [–] Running a red light wklink 1 points ago in instant_regret

    There certainly used to be a rule that all posts had to show the regret, but I guess that's been watered down. I suppose that's just the natural order of reddit subs: start with a niche idea, degrade into a cross-posting graveyard. You can now literally repost every post from r/convenientcop (and many other subs) here now.

    [–] Running a red light wklink 1 points ago in instant_regret

    This sub isn't "regrettable actions," it's "instant regret," and the idea is to see their expression of regret.

    [–] ‘Barr didn’t spin the report, he just lied’ wklink 9 points ago in politics

    Flynn, Manafort, and others did get in trouble. Others took the 5th and the report says it wasn't worth offering them immunity. Stone is likely another and his fate is still to be decided.

    [–] Mueller report exonerates Trump, say Americans who did not actually read the Mueller report wklink 56 points ago in politics

    Even on the charge of conspiracy, it says that the witnesses lied and deleted their communications and that:

    given these identified gaps, the Office cannot rule out the possibility that the unavailable information would shed additional light on (or cast in a new light) the events described in the report.

    [–] ‘Barr didn’t spin the report, he just lied’ wklink 201 points ago in politics

    Even on collusion, the report does not find that "there was none." First, the report focuses on conspiracy, which is the real crime. It says that they don't have evidence to prove conspiracy, but lays out details about how many people lied, plead the 5th, and deleted their communications. It says explicitly:

    given these identified gaps, the Office cannot rule out the possibility that the unavailable information would shed additional light on (or cast in a new light) the events described in the report.

    [–] ELI5 - Why do some languages have male and female words? Eg German. wklink 15 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    If you assume the gender, then you're not really giving information, which was the justification for using gendered words.