Trump's fired chief of staff Reince Preibus 'to be interviewed by Robert Mueller' as part of Russia investigation

Trump's fired chief of staff Reince Preibus 'to be interviewed by Robert Mueller' as part of Russia investigation
Trump's fired chief of staff Reince Preibus 'to be interviewed by Robert Mueller' as part of Russ...

I hope this is part of a larger inquiry into the GOP

I actually just busted out laughing. Get Spicer in there too. Tossing aside some of these guys may end up biting him in the ass.

Ryan swearing everyone to secrecy when Russia came up in that House meeting is pretty damning to me.

IMO the more important fact was that Reince Preibus was RNC chairmen during the General. He's connected to fundraising for the entire Republican party.

The leaks from the WH aren't by happy employees. That's the drawback to Trump's King Baby style of management, stab enough workers in the back and they will take their revenge when they get the chance.

Mueller is flying at mach speeds: I remember waiting many months before the Watergate prosecutor called in the first witness. I had expected to wait a long time for Mueller to start as well, but he's smokin!

Bet he Priebus his pants when he heard this.

Unfortunately theres no evidence to show that so far

How to Think like a Conservative: First, arrive at your conclusion. Then start an investigation to prove your conclusion. When the investigation inevitably proves you wrong, denounce it as fake news. Denounce science, fact, and reason for disagreeing with your conclusion. Declare that the investigation found nothing because the subject of investigation is so good at conspiracy that they were able to bamboozle the investigation. Begin another investigation and repeat 2-5 a few dozen times. Declare that the subject must obviously be guilty because they're constantly under investigation. Use folksy meaningless phrases like "Where there's smoke, there's fire! A-hyuk!" Claim that the investigations proved the subject guilty, even years after all of them proved the subject innocent.

Exactly, and he knows where the metaphorical bodies are buried.

Via NYT:

In a sign that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will remain a continuing distraction for the White House, the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is in talks with the West Wing about interviewing current and former senior administration officials, including the recently ousted White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, according to three people briefed on the discussions.

Mr. Mueller has asked the White House about specific meetings, who attended them and whether there are any notes, transcripts or documents about them, two of the people said. Among the matters Mr. Mueller wants to ask the officials about is President Trump’s decision in May to fire the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, the two people said.

Mr. Mueller has expressed interest in speaking with other administration officials, including members of the communications team. But Mr. Trump’s allies are particularly concerned about Mr. Mueller’s interest in talking to Mr. Priebus, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee who worked closely with Mr. Trump during the presidential campaign. Mr. Trump’s confidants at the White House say Mr. Trump was never fully convinced that Mr. Priebus would be loyal to him.

Shortly after the November election, Mr. Priebus was made chief of staff, and he was involved in the major decisions the president made during the transition and in the first six months of the administration. Mr. Priebus made a point of being in most meetings and tried to be aware of what the president was doing. Mr. Trump fired him last month.

Mr. Priebus can potentially answer many questions Mr. Mueller has about what occurred during the campaign and in the White House. Mr. Priebus appears on the calendar of Mr. Manafort on the same day in June 2016 that Mr. Manafort and other campaign officials — including Mr. Trump’s eldest son and son-in-law — attended a meeting with Russians who claimed to have damaging information about Hillary Clinton, according to two people briefed on the matter. It is not clear whether Mr. Priebus and Mr. Manafort did meet that day.

According to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation, Mr. Comey met with Mr. Priebus at the White House on Feb. 8 — a week before Mr. Comey said Mr. Trump cornered him in the Oval Office and asked him to end an investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn. In Mr. Comey’s meeting with Mr. Priebus, Mr. Comey told Mr. Priebus about a Justice Department policy that largely bars discussions between White House officials and the F.B.I. about continuing investigations in order to prevent political meddling — or at least the appearance of it — in the bureau’s work, according to the law enforcement official.

Other than interviewing the head of the RNC

You can always spot the Trump supporters by looking for people who type like they're 12.

Actually I bet the day he left the white house Priebus called Mueller's staff personally.

But it was a joke!!! (obligatory /s)

But before it was a joke, it didn't happen!

Stephen Miller looks more like the guy who knows where the literal bodies are buried.

And the whatboutism that's dialed to 11

And Priebus isn't a loyalist. He's a worm. If he knows anything, he'll roll.

Lordy I hope there are tapes.

If I'm inferring correctly, sounds like Priebus has some information he's quite keen on sharing. Can't blame him after getting thrown under the bus

Edit: A word

A Narcissist's Prayer

That didn't happen.

And if it did, it wasn't that bad.

And if it was, that's not a big deal.

And if it is, that's not my fault.

And if it was, I didn't mean it.

And if I did...

You deserved it.

Come on Reince throw Donnie under the PreiBUS.

All GOP members are more loyal to themselves, it's the party of "f--- you, I got mine."

the leaks do seem to be coming from happy employees though. the purpose often seems to be to gain some advantage within the wh over some other faction... the consensus it seems is that its bannon and jared and their minions

That's not evidence of a larger inquiry into the GOP because he was also the CoS to Trump. That's like saying that there is evidence into a larger inquiry into women because Ivanka is involved.

Need to see interviews of people separate from Trump for that kind of evidence.

All those people he insulted like Cruz, mcCain, Graham, McConnel Rubio, etc are biding their time to shiv Trump when he needs their help the most. Theyll support him with taxes, regulations, etc. But these guys in the meantime are just sharpening their knives until Trump needs their vote for impeachment.

Rinse Penis is a GOP loyalist but I'm more certain he is a tad more loyal to himself.

This, Sir, is an English paper, with English standards.

EDIT: would Jersey papers say 'Eh, this gabbagol Priebus is sitting down with fucking Mueller'?

Reince Priebus: Hello.  Robert Mueller?

He looks like the guy who does the burying.

You know where this ends up, don't you?

"Yeah, we did it. We colluded and worked with Russia to win the election. You know why we did it? You deserved it. We saved you from Clinton, and if anything, YOU should be thanking US!"

That is the last step in the narcissists prayer. I don't remember how it goes but we are like 2 or 3 steps away, I think.

I bet he was still in the SUV that left the motorcade

Cause everyone cared so much when Antifa was assaulting people 😂😂😂😂

Those were Nazis dressed up. They posted their video to YouTube. Periscope it too. Now they kill cops and people laugh about it. What about #bluelivesmatter??? Sad. It feels almost like friendly fire. Those cops died in flames murdered by Nazi rioters.

"Mr. Trump’s confidants at the White House say Mr. Trump was never fully convinced that Mr. Priebus would be loyal to him.**"

Priebus must not have taken the loyalty pledge.

How about this then?

"FBI raids office of GOP consulting firm in Maryland

The FBI has raided the Annapolis office of Strategic Campaign Group, a Republican fundraising and campaign consulting firm in Maryland, according to a local news outlet.

The firm, founded during the 2008 election cycle, has represented Republican candidates around the country. While the firm is based in Annapolis, Md., the investigation is being run out of Washington...."

Source: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/332991-fbi-raids-office-of-gop-consulting-firm-i...

And literal?

You know, I heard there's a tape of Trump openly admitting he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation. Supposedly he said it to some guy named Lester. I think it may have been recorded.

Redditor for 5 years, no bullshit in recent comment history.

Alright what the hell. Go on...

Not as old as me. I remember waiting a months worth of sundys for the latest scuttlebutt on Harding and the Teapot dome scandal. I'd ankle it to the soda fountain for the papers every day, course I'd hafta buy a phosphate or sasparilla to stay and read or the owner, Charlie "Bull" Scrote would kick up a fuss. Good times.

And the whatboutism that's dialed to 11

Confront them with their words and logic and they end up ramming a car through a group of innocent americans murdering at least one and attempting to murder dozens of others.

100% isis inspired. 100% terrorist move. Who are the only people that commit this kind of attack? Isis and nazis!

I would give anything to see Spicer get interviewed by Mueller. I can just see Mueller, calm, cool, collected, speaking in a deliberate manner and asking questions he already knows the answers to. Meanwhile, Sean Spicer can hardly finish a sentence without stammering or stuttering, or attempting to change the subject.

I like how the guy that committed serious crimes and funded death squads is a conservative hero. Just says so much about the party

I'd love it if Priebus explained why exactly the GOP platform was changed to be softer on Russia right before the convention. You know, right around the time those emails started showing up on Wikileaks. Suuuuure was a coincidence.

After he takes them home for a Digiorno pizza and a night of Tom Petty videos.

Ollie North became a conservative celebrity and has been making loads of money off that "sacrifice" (no prison time! charges vacated!) for 30 years.

No, you don't.

What about that Sarah Huckabee Sanders? She can't go thirty second without crying about how it's unfair to ask that question.

What is with his press people being such utter disasters when it comes to public speaking, answering questions, etc?

I think he meant there is no evidence so far that Mueller has stretched into the GOP as a whole.

Rosenstein: "Mueller can investigate any crimes he uncovers in Russia probe".

You best believe this is happening!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/rosenstein-special-counsel-mueller-can-investigate-any-c...

"Is it the stupidest and most self-defeating option on the table?"

That'd be the philosophy known as Trump's razor.

Shit, imagine mueller interrogating trump or Anthony scaramucci

And, as a random person on the internet, I trust you about 5%... which still seems high for the chances of Ryan's house getting raided, but we can always hope, eh?

“My hunger for human flesh is absolute, and it will NOT be questioned!”

I don't think Bannon's been happy a day in his life.

lmao you think it won't.

Interview ALL the FIENDS!

Or sober.

Will we get a priebus tape?

Upvoted for Lordy.

Upvoted for Upvoted for Lordy.

Stephen Miller looks more like a "knows where the bodies were digested" kind of guy.

It was House style for a paper where I worked as an editor. We joked that when Jesus returns to earth, we would have to call him Mr. Christ in the story.

On one hand... that's so obvious one would think that Trump would have never done it if Preibus actually had anything to leverage.

On the other hand... Trump.

He doesn't pick the stupidest thing on the table. He picks the stupidest thing possible, usually ignoring the sensible options that are actually on the table.

If you have him the choice to be hanged or shot, he'd pick death by torture.

Yeah, we're way past pinky swears.

Like anyone reading this, I'm also a bit skeptical because I want it to be true so bad. But I heard about it from a friend who I trust 100% who heard from a friend that they trust 100% who saw it with their own eyes. I have very little doubt that that the Russia stuff goes deeper into the GOP than anyone thought at the beginning of this and there's just enough circumstantial stuff out there with Ryan that I can't just outright dismiss this heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend news. Then heap on the fact that the raid on Manafort was kept under wraps for so long.

Agent orange still hasn't figured out how this shit works.

That's the NYT's house style.

There have been no leaks from Team Mueller though. Congress and the White House are leaky as snot, as usual, but it's hard to tell exactly where Mueller is at.

That's not why they call him that.

You know what bugs me about this article? Why is Mr. this and Mr. that used the whole time? Can't you just say "Comey met with Priebus at the White House"? I don't remember other articles being so polite throughout.

Edit: Ok, so it's NYT style... Weird, I read NYT all the time; not sure why this caught my eyes today.

Good, I hope he is as loyal to Trump as Trump was to him.

At this point it wouldn't surprise me if Trump demanded blood oaths.

... Thanks, Obama!

On my preibus

Agreed. We should wait until there is confirmation re: the police copter crash being directly caused by protestors of the Alt-Right variety.

Those Nazis already killed somebody. They are already supporting a Nazi protest that killed somebody. No matter what, they are murderous Nazi sympathizers.

Let's hit them with what we know for sure is true. In a few hours when we know about the helicopter crash we can move on from there.

I believe the headline was "That no-chin mook Piebus(sic) is sitting down with the fucking Mueller" IIRC. Gabbagol is a sandwich meat.

You think Priebus will "Flip"?

I’m in the mood for Spanish food. Lordy I hope there are tapas.

Lol. That was..... specific.

He looks like the type who would fuck them before burying them.

I guess we wait and see. Took about 2 weeks for the general public to learn about the raid on Manafort.

I'm honored to even get 5% ...never thought I'd even get over 1%.

Mueller interviewing Trump, I'd love to see. Scaramucci would probably be smart enough to shut up and say "I cannot recall" or "I plead the fifth" - if he wasn't high on coke.

My special advice for you, read the comment youve replied to once again, then you can proceed to delete your comment :)

He doesn't eat them, that's a dirty lie. He dissolves them in a tub, then drinks them.

"Reince, show me on the doll where he touched you."

Mueller: Alright, I've got a few questions for you.

Mooch: Before we start, have you seen Steve's party trick?

Eh...Scooter Libby, Colin Powell, Ollie North just to name a few took one for the team.

The leaks from the WH aren't by happy employees.

Yeah I found it odd that there were so many leaks and there still hasn't been a massive walkout by his administration yet. It makes sense that it would be more fun to just troll your baby boss than leave in a huff. I definitely envy their job right now lol.

RIP your inbox and your bank account

more that many worked under Bush and Obama, this is their job and take it seriously to man the ship of government as a crewman.

but jesus have you seen the fucking officers?

I get the sentiment, but did Ivanka coordinate funding and strategy for women as a whole?

If I was investigating alledged financial or other crimes of a political candidate, and his CoS happened to be the head of a political party at the time the alledged crime occured, I'd probably investigate that party if there was probable cause that dirty money got funneled to them or other improprieties happened under his watch...

'Tight Lips' Priebus they call him. He'll never talk I tells ya.

Pod Save America said Preibus is the Theon Grayjoy of chiefs of staff. Theon can have a bit of revenge here.

Wait. Where does it say nazis had anything to do with that? Nobody brought the helicopter down did they? Fuck these nazis. But I'm not understanding this attribution. Unless I'm missing something.