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There is no target. Just fishing for dirt anywhere they can find some or induce some to justify their existence. That is not the American version of law enforcement. Anyway, the Russia thing seems to have been left behind. Russia dirt seems to lead only to the Clintons.
They're following up on a lead from an unnamed source that Trump puts Russian dressing on his salads. Apparently his lawyer forgot to disclose that, and now he's facing life in prison and will probably roll over on Trump.
I've heard that in a science lab experiment that you can keep a group of rats content and happy with food and companionship. However, if the population gets to be one rat too many they go insane and begin devouring each other. From my vantage point, the rats seem to be getting jittery...
What all of this has morphed into is a deliberate poisoning of the Trump Presidency. Anyone associated with Trump is now a target. It doesn’t matter who it is. All who support President Trump will be targeted not only by Rosenstein and Mueller but by every RINO and leftist. They’re not messing around. They want Trump dead, buried and gone by any means...
If they succeed in doing that, then this country's "Law Enforcement" had better be sure to kiss their spouses good bye before they go in to work. Something unfortunate might happen before they return home.
It is "Law Enforcement" and the "Legal" system - at ALL levels - who enable this fraud, corruption, treason, and sedition. They should expect to pay, and dearly, if it succeeds.
Of course there are targets, including Trump's former campaign manager, a Trump campaign aide, Trump's former National Security Advisor, a Trump campaign foreign policy advisor, and most recently, Trump's attorney.
Notably, the term used with regards to Trump was "target", not "subject".
The News Junkie: Russia dirt seems to lead only to the Clintons.
That is incorrect. Both Manafort (indicted) and Flynn (pleaded guilty) had close contacts with Russian agents. There is no reasonable doubt that Russia interfered in the U.S. election to disadvantage Clinton, and attempted to recruit people close to Trump.
So again, please explain how the Russians kept Clinton from campaigning north of I-94 in Wisconsin. Which among them put the word "deplorables" on her teleprompter? Stored her emails on a server outside the State Department's firewall?
Did the Russians try to influence the election? Probably yes. Did they succeed? Too many variables to be sure one way or the other. Did various EU countries try to influence the election in favor of Democrats in 2008? Just as much evidence that they did, openly, and it wasn't a scandal then, although it probably didn't matter as much for structural reasons.
another guy named Dan
another guy named Dan: So again, please explain how the Russians kept Clinton from campaigning north of I-94 in Wisconsin. Which among them put the word "deplorables" on her teleprompter? Stored her emails on a server outside the State Department's firewall?
None of that is relevant to the claim about "Russian dirt" and the Trump campaign.
another guy named Dan: Did the Russians try to influence the election? Probably yes. Did they succeed?
They clearly influenced the election, even if the influence may or may not have been decisive. Of course this is only important if you consider a foreign adversary breaking U.S. law in an attempt to undermine U.S. democracy to be important.
another guy named Dan: Did various EU countries try to influence the election in favor of Democrats in 2008?
There is no law against a foreign leader expressing a preference. There IS a law against hacking into a political party's internal emails, then releasing them to cause maximize political turmoil. There's also a law against direct election interference, such as the use of foreign propaganda mills.