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MSNBC Halperin: “Mueller is a Cyborg”

MSNBC Halperin: “Mueller is a Cyborg”

“He’s a relentless opponent”

https://youtu.be/jarKfNeQ4Gc

On today’s Morning Joe, MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin said that special counsel Robert Mueller “is a cyborg.” Joe Scarborough was so tickled by the description that he had Halperin repeat it.

Calling Mueller “a relentless opponent,” Halperin said that “there is a strategy here, there’s a fearlessness, and there’s a level of coordination that makes anyone trying to help the president on this be put in a very defensive position.”

Among other things, Halperin pointed to Mueller’s coordination with a long-time Trump antagonist, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. It was explained that the threat of state-level indictments can put extraordinary pressure on potential witnesses, since the president lacks the authority to pardon state crimes.

MARK HALPERIN: Mueller is a cyborg, with a head, a heart, and a brain. This is an opponent unlike Donald Trump has —

JOE SCARBOROUGH: [laughing] I’m sorry: say that, can you say that again? I like that.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Very good.

HALPERIN: He’s a cyborg who has a head, a heart, and a brain. He’s a relentless opponent.

And one of the underappreciated aspects of how he’s building this operation, I think, is his ability, because of his vast experience, to coordinate. He’s in sync with the congressional investigations. His investigators and members are not issuing immunity to witnesses or bringing up witnesses who will interfere with the case. He’s coordinating within the Justice Department and the FBI. You don’t hear any unhappiness coming from there.

And now he’s coordinating with another guy [New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman] with subpoena power, another guy who is fearless and not afraid of Donald Trump and a guy who can bring charges that the president can’t pardon for. None of this is an accident. We’re seeing through a glass darkly what this Mueller operation’s like. We see only a tiny bit of it but it’s clear from everything we see that there is a strategy here, there’s a fearlessness, and there’s a level of coordination that makes anyone trying to help the president on this be put in a very defensive position.

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No, he is a Progressive Democrat political hack and it is well past time to pull the drain plug on the leaking sieve boat he is paddling around on his fishing expedition.

Now if he could just clearly state the supposed crime he is investigating. Witch hunt.

This guy is not helping the “Mueller should not be fired” cause one bit.

4th armored div | August 31, 2017 at 10:20 am

it’s time to investigate Mule-liar.

at a time like this, when we are facing dangers that the not so secret muzzie obumbler and pantysuit left us in.
Iran NK, alquida, natural disasters, to have DJT’s admin having to worry about this as well is the height of absurdity.

Mule-liar needs to fish or cut bait.

as you can tell, i am just everso slightly miffed!

There’s absolutely no content to this. It’s just a string of assurances that Mueller is doing something, and doing it implacably.

Ummm, right, whatever you say …

4th armored div | August 31, 2017 at 10:32 am

salem witch trial absurdity – remind anyone of MSM ?

George Burroughs, the only minister to be executed during the Trials, ran across this problem. He was standing at the gallows to be executed when he recited the Lord’s Prayer to prove his innocence – it was believed that a witch (or warlock, in this case) would be unable to utter the holy words. People were momentarily convinced that the jury had wronged him until a minister named Cotton Mather told the crowd that the Devil allowed George Burroughs to say that prayer to make it seem as if he was innocent. Ahhh, of course. With Satan himself apparently working right through him, Burroughs’ fate was sealed and he was hanged moments later.

    YellowSnake in reply to 4th armored div. | August 31, 2017 at 11:21 am

    It is beyond offensive for conservatives to bring up the Salem Witch Trials. The religious conservatives, in 2016, abandoned whatever principles they espoused to support a man with no spirituality and no principles. If the devil is talking to anyone, it is Trump supporters.

    Apparently, there is no incident in human history that cannot be twisted to make conservatives the good guys. It matters not that it was religious zealots who could rationalize anything – as pointed out by your repetition of a well known incident with a ridiculous spin.

    That goes ditto for the claim that it was modern democrats who were responsible for segregation. Don’t bother to litigate that BS because I will ignore what is sophistry.

    Trump is being investigated because he is a grifter and during the campaign, and in the firing of Comey, he displayed dishonesty and questionable conduct to the level of possible criminality.

    You people would be better served by letting this thing take its course. You have no idea whether Mueller will report any charges. The fact that you think that being investigated is tantamount to be persecuted says a lot about what you really think of the justice system. Do you worry a wit about the considerable number of poor, blacks who have been exonerated and the implications for how many may be rotting in prison because they don’t have 1/millionth the resources that Trump is expending to fight?

      alaskabob in reply to YellowSnake. | August 31, 2017 at 11:45 am

      I guess it takes a cyborg to recognize a cyborg. At this site, assimilation is futile.

      Milhouse in reply to YellowSnake. | August 31, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      Of course modern Democrats were not responsible for segregation. The Democrats who did that are all long gone. But they were the same “Progressive” movement that modern Democrats admire and emulate and for whose “achievements” they claim credit.

      It is fundamental to our system of law that nobody is investigated without there first being an articulable and credible allegation of a specific crime. None has been suggested in Trump’s case, therefore the very existence of an investigation is illegitimate. We were originally told that Mueller was not conducting a criminal investigation but a counter-intelligence one; every public move he has made belies that. Therefore he must be fired, the sooner the better. Sessions should come out of recusal and fire him.

      Pelosi Schmelosi in reply to YellowSnake. | August 31, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      “You people”…

      One of these days you’ll get smacked upside the head and realize identity politics is killing any chances YOUR party has of regaining the trust of the American People.
      Carry on…

      heyjoojoo in reply to YellowSnake. | August 31, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Reference Salem Witch Trials.
      It’s a witch hunt.
      That’s all.

      heyjoojoo in reply to YellowSnake. | August 31, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Trump is being investigated because he is a grifter and during the campaign, and in the firing of Comey, he displayed dishonesty and questionable conduct to the level of possible criminality.

      1. Firing Comey – not a big deal, needed to be done.
      2. Being a ‘grifter’ – false, subjective label
      3. displayed dishonesty & questionable conduct – false, subjective label #2

      Your batting stats are terrible.

      Comey usurped final decision-making authority over this case in the decision not to prosecute. He then felt compelled to publicly reopen the investigation just days before the election. What?

      Not only did Comey err in his judgments, he subsequently refused to admit fault despite criticism of his decisions.

      Comey’s errors of judgment damaged the agency he directed.

      When you argue with a fool, you then have two fools arguing.

      Today we have seven – including the fool.

    I think you got that wrong, the only man put to death at Salem at that time was ‘pressed’ to death, put between two planks and rock were piled on.

      Milhouse in reply to ronk. | August 31, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Not true. Of the 19 people convicted and executed, five were men. All 19 were hanged. Giles Corey was never tried, let alone convicted, because he refused to dignify the proceeding by entering a plea. He was pressed in order to compel him to cooperate; he died without submitting.

Connivin Caniff | August 31, 2017 at 11:15 am

Mueller is a Swampborger.

Pelosi Schmelosi | August 31, 2017 at 11:16 am

If he’s a “relentless opponent”, wouldn’t that would toss any presumption of impartiality out the window?

    No, it wouldn’t. A good prosecutor is a relentless opponent of crime, wherever it happens to be. That doesn’t mean he sees it where it isn’t.

      Pelosi Schmelosi in reply to Milhouse. | August 31, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      So exactly which crime was committed here?
      And until someone, anyone can show me differently, I’ll continue to view Mueller and his team as the “opponent”.

        We don’t know what crime, if any, was committed here. So far none has even been alleged. You’re missing the point, which is that describing him as a “relentless opponent” does not in any way imply partiality.

I love the part about Mueller’s ability to coordinate. Please. The only people with whom Mueller is coordinating are anti-Trump personalities. How much coordination does it take when people are beating on your door to assist in attacking Trump?

Look, Mueller and the anti-Trump forces have lost. Mueller is going to find exactly the same evidence of collusion that the FBI and all the Dem operatives have found in the last 14 months: NONE. And, Trumps vulgar supporters are going to rebel if any action is taken against the President without hard and extremely compelling evidence. So, the Mueller operation is reduced to simply political/legal harassment. It has become so inconsequential, to Americans, that the anti-Trump left has to use Morning Joe to bolster the confidence of the liberal sheep in this country.

If they are smart, pro-Trump operatives should already be compiling compelling evidence to discredit Mueller. Having served in Washington for decades, there should be plenty. And, the man who really needs to be fired is Rosenstein, either for gross incompetence or for acting to subvert the Office of the President.

    tom swift in reply to Mac45. | August 31, 2017 at 11:36 am

    pro-Trump operatives should already be compiling compelling evidence to discredit Mueller.

    So far there’s no reason to suspect that any offensive against Mueller will be needed. MSNBC is fluffing him up like some incarnation of Nemesis, but for all we can see of this case’s development there’s no “there” there, and probably never will be.

      Mac45 in reply to tom swift. | August 31, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      Such naivete. Mueller HAS to produce something. Almost every single political investigation overseen by a Special Councel, Special Prosecutor and the like, has produced some legal action [usually criminal] against someone interviewed by the SC, even if there is NO evidence that the crime, originally investigated, ever occurred. Just ask Scooter Libby about that. At this point Mueller is delving far into matters totally unrelated to Russian Collusion with the Trump campaign or administration. Flynn has already been vilified for having a conversation with the Russian ambassador following the election. Manafort was forced out amid claims that he was a Russian, or Ukrainian not the same thing, dupe because of previous financial ties with people in those countries. Mueller has looked into a decade old property sale by Trump to a Russian. And, still no evidence of any collusion surfaces.

      There is a good chance, in this political atmosphere that unethical compulsion will be used to obtain “information” to support some suspicious activities or, even, to manufacture “evidence” of such activities.

      It has become evident that Mueller will “find” “evidence” of some kind of wrong doing by someone in the Trump sphere in order to cause Trump problems and to justify his own existence. Trust me. And, whoever gets Scooter Libbyed will welcome some way to defend himself.

        regulus arcturus in reply to Mac45. | August 31, 2017 at 1:17 pm

        Or Mueller will fabricate evidence, or get someone on a procedural violation.

        He’s not getting paid to come back empty-handed, and left with a boundless writ, which he effectively has, he’ll find something.

        This situation is unbelievably dangerous.

    Milhouse in reply to Mac45. | August 31, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Mueller is going to find exactly the same evidence of collusion that the FBI and all the Dem operatives have found in the last 14 months: NONE.

    But that seems to be why he’s now investigating all kinds of other things, hoping to find something that is a crime. And if he looks hard enough he’s likely to find it.

“It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear! And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead!”

Thank you for reminding me that Trump cannot simply pardon his way out of this. Schneiderman’s purview is not nearly as wide as Mueller’s, but it is wide enough. Many of the events and cons occurred in NY or the conspiracy was furthered in NY.

Schneiderman doesn’t need to persecute Trump. We know about abuses like Trump U and the Trump Foundation. There is a pattern in Trump’s actions in which he always played very close to the line. Anyone who constantly skates near the line is bound to have cross it either from temerity or miscalculation. As a kid. I was taught to not play with fire. Trump can’t resist lighting a match to anything he is involved with including the Presidency.

    Fiftycaltx in reply to YellowSnake. | August 31, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Go away Trump hater. The neo-nazis of “antifa” need another useful idiot.

    So, exactly WHAT NY state statute covers collusion with foreign powers by a federal official? Just curious, here. If no such statute exists under what authority is Schneiderman [a Democrat by the way] conducting any investigation in this area? A hint? None. This is simply another hijacking of the criminal justice system for political purposes.

    ASnd, you wonder why anyone who becomes involved in this “investigation” should be looking for ways to discredit it. Innocence is bliss, I suppose.

      inspectorudy in reply to Mac45. | August 31, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      I think the AG of NY is being brought in not to go after Trump but to go after some of his underlings. If they can get them on a state charge, then they can flip them against Trump since no pardon is possible. It really makes you sick to think that our system is so corrupt that this is considered good police work. It is legal blackmail and if Mueller goes along with this tactic then he is no better than the people he prosecutes. We’re not talking about mafia turncoats here. We are talking about Mueller ruining people’s businesses and reputations by smearing them in the msm. Comey is already famous for this tactic.

“And now he’s coordinating with another guy [New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman] with subpoena power, another guy who is fearless and not afraid of Donald Trump and a guy who can bring charges that the president can’t pardon for. ”

Next up… Mueller coordinates with the Russians to bring charges against Trump and/or his associates.

After WW2 the US Navy brought in the skipper of the Japanese submarine to testify against the captain of the USS Indianapolis. The Japanese submariner blew the Navy case by testifying that the failure to zig zag would have made no difference on his attack solution. Still, the actions of the government left a bad taste in the mouth of the public.

Yeah, this Mueller must be mean. Just look at how tough he has been with Hillary and all her crimes. ………….crickets

    Milhouse in reply to Hawk. | August 31, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    What have Hillary or her crimes got to do with him? What do you imagine he ought to do about them?

      Barry in reply to Milhouse. | August 31, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      Well, if he is going to investigate Russian collusion, then shrillary is where he would wind up, along with half the democrat party.

      But that’s not what he is doing. he is a crook, just like Comey. He uses the cover of law to operate outside the law.

      And the goons in DC will not stop it.

        Milhouse in reply to Barry. | September 1, 2017 at 3:25 pm

        His brief is to investigate possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. How does that lead to Hillary or her decades-long list of crimes?

I used to think that Manafort had the greatest liability of any of the Trump campaign staff because of his failure to timely register as an agent of a foreign govern. That is, until The Podesta Group filed a pretty late registration!

OOH…Scary! He’s a cyborg…a relentless opponent!

Some people call him the gangster of love…He’s a picker, he’s a grinner….he’s a lover, he’s a sinner…plays his music in the suuunnnnnn……..

Ok everybody, it’s official…The negative Trump/Harvey stories ain’t working….Dang!

So it’s back to the classics….”The Russia Probe”!!!!!!

Yes he’s a cyborg with a pre-programmed deadline. Investigations will not conclude until the night after the mid term elections.

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