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March 23, 2018

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Deep State Special Legal Counsel

"Five-O" never wants to just talk to INNOCENT people. Even a high profile, boutique Super Leading AV Peer respected heavy hitter like me tells clients to shut their mouths, or "Don't Blow." After all, when you get down to it isn't Mueller just another cop or prosecutor, except higher profile?

James Grimmelmann

Presumably one of the motiviations for a voluntary interview is the one the President's lawyers keep mentioning when they talk to the press: agreeing to one is something they can negotiate to give the Special Counsel in exchange for other concessions, such as limits on the scope and format of questions.

anon

What are we to make of that "interview" with Clinton regarding the "email affair"?

Has anyone writing on this website read the background and has anyone writing so authoritatively on this subject now taken the time to actually objectively learn about the details surrounding that "process"?

anon

BTW, for those who only hear one side of the story, day and night, night and day, and who can't think about, objectively consider or even accept the possibility of any fault on their "team" ...

Remember, if you write about and think about and only pay attention to the faults of Republicans, and never apply the same level of scrutiny, skepticism and ethical judgment to the "Democrats" then you are ignorant.

Not stupid, ignorant. Unknowing and unaware. Wrong, by definition, in your view of the world.

Deep State Special Legal Counsel

anon^^^^

That is precisely why labels are awful. I don't see any political advocacy here. I see a criminal defense attorney asking if the President should talk to an interrogator or exercise his Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights against self incrimination. Unfortunately for us all....the ENTIRE country, our current President is subject to this. All people of good will or whatever label of the moment, should be concerned. What if you heard a radio ad on WBBM that said, this ad was paid for by the Russian Federation? Or an ad on ABC with the disclaimer "Paid for by Putin's Government?"

anon

Right, RT should be banned. In the land of free speech, speech by "Russians" should be against the law and verboten. And, speech by "foreigners" in general. We have a law against it! So say the liberal saints who decry xenophobia.

And, two words about the process here: "Ken Starr." Let's go back and review the coverage in the mass media about Clinton's attacks on him.

Those writing today have precious little objectivity, common sense, and historical perspective. ("History" in this climate, as in all climates dominated by a narrow-minded cadre of the over-privileged that controls both academia and the major organs of mass media, is simply rewritten to leave out or twist beyond recognition inconvenient facts.)We are living in Animal Farm, and the pigs are demonizing and twisting and accusing everyone else in the process.

What is so striking is that it is the now-old demonstrators, who once rallied against all that this bs represents, who are leading the charge to narrow our thinking about political issues (there is only one right position, even if that position changes with the political winds), control our speech, limit our freedoms in general, and dictate a view of the world that was captured so brilliantly in 1984. ("I can see by your coat my friend, you're from the other side ...")

I want to know the position of the author above on Clinton's interview around the "email affair." Until I see that the position was the same, I can't accept this agiprop.

Deep State Special Legal Counsel

ANON^^^ There is nothing to suggest criminality on Clinton's part. Secretary Clinton is of the generation, like me, that views e-mails, texts, Tweets, Instagrams, Facebook posts and the dozens of other electronic, cyber forms of communication as bullshit. It is not a document, letter, memorandum, record, file, check stub, report, note or something that is physical and real. For instance, as an attorney, I am a required to keep client files and financial documents for almost a decade. There is nothing in the Rules of Professional Conduct that says I must keep an email or tweet for 10 years.

If Trump colluded with the Russians, that is an act and indeed a crime. If I tossed away client files and financial records, that is an act and could be a crime.

Deep State Special Legal Counsel

...to continue, McCabe, Comey, Storny Daniels all kept DOCUMENTS, MEMOS, and contemporaneous notes of their meetings with DJT. Something real and visceral. When I have an angry, indolent client who doesn't like his result...ie prison and is a potential bar beef...I have a MEMO to FILE. Not an email or tweet to file. A hard copy of my immediate recollection and then I send a certified letter, postage pre-paid. This electronic communication is garbage and everybody knows it... Here today, gone tomorrow.

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