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Old May 17th 2017, 08:07 PM
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I wonder if we'll finally get a special prosecutor and/or a select committee dedicated to the investigation out of this.
Apparently the [surprise] answer is "Yes, yes we will."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/u...tion.html?_r=0
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Yeah, as best I can tell, he's pretty in the clear with the classified intel thing (legally). I think the president has nearly open ended powers when it comes to deciding how and when something should be "declassified," so its really hard to make a case for him ever giving away classified information.

This, on the other hand, might be a real legal problem if it's accurate and Comey testifies: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.904041f711bf

I think the notes of an FBI official are legally admissible evidence in court. If Comey's notes (from before Trump fired him) show Trump invited him to the Whitehouse and directly asked him to drop the investigation of Flynn, that sounds to me like a text-book case of obstruction of justice [though of course I've never read a relevant textbook on that subject, so...]
I think it is more likely that Trump has a heart attack or stroke than a Republican Congress impeaching him. They aren't legally obliged to do so, even if Trump breaks every law on the books.
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