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 Here are the official links to part I and part II of the Mueller report.

Not strictly to do with markets, but what on the site is these days?

Stefan Jovanovich writes: 

If telling people with badges and law degrees that you do not want to talk to them is "obstruction of Justice", then Trump is guilty. That is clearly Mueller and his minions' reading of "the law". They found it impossible to state that conclusion in their report because they could not get Trump to say anything at all while being directly interrogated. Obstruction is the new catch-all crime, even better than conspiracy. With conspiracy you have to make positive statements; with obstruction you can answer "I do not recall" and be found guilty because someone else has a recollection that proves you could have recalled or in the first, fifth or sixteenth answer to the same question you said something that was a recollection. There is no reason to volunteer to say anything, ever, to the people who can put you away if they want to. 


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  1. marion ds dreyfus on June 17, 2019 10:54 am

    This is refreshing to read, and all too true.
    The term “process crime” has been added to the lexicon of everyday people because many persons of undoubted integrity have been ensnared and sometimes jailed for the “recollection” trap, where one is not lying, but overzealous prosecutors (read: Mueller types and henchfolk of similar stripe) choose to leap upon tiny variances in answers to same questions asked umpteen times or with incremental variations. Memn of great probity are now broke from defending themselves from absurdities of this ilk, lawyers and courts, which seems a criminal abuse of the undisciplined, untrammeled, largely unvetted prowess of deranged prosecutorial types bent on damaging, in these years, anything Trumpian by squeezing aides, appointees or cabinet members, current or former, of the current Administration, which these zealots seem unable to accept as part of the normal political landscape.
    A sad condition, indeed. Mr. Isomorphisms correctly calls out the regrettable syndrome.

  2. marion ds dreyfus on June 19, 2019 9:35 am

    This is refreshing to read, and all too true.
    The term “process crime” has been added to the lexicon of everyday people because many persons of undoubted integrity have been ensnared and sometimes jailed for the “recollection” trap, where one is not lying, but overzealous prosecutors (read: Mueller types and henchfolk of similar stripe) choose to leap upon tiny variances in answers to same questions asked umpteen times or with incremental variations. Men of great probity are now broke from defending themselves from absurdities of this ilk, lawyers and courts, which seems a criminal abuse of the undisciplined, untrammeled, largely unvetted prowess of deranged prosecutorial types bent on damaging, in these years, anything Trumpian by squeezing aides, appointees or cabinet members, current or former, of the current Administration, which these zealots seem unable to accept as part of the normal political landscape.
    A sad condition, indeed. Mr. Isomorphisms correctly calls out the regrettable syndrome.

    Marion d s dreyfus

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