Even With No Collusion Related Charges from Mueller’s Report, O’Rourke Still Claims POTUS Colluded

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The morning after special counsel Robert Mueller sent off his final report, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke made it clear he still believes there’s collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump — even as there aren’t expected to be any collusion-related charges.

Mueller completed the long-awaited report and sent it to Attorney General William Barr late Friday, which did not recommend any further indictments in the probe, according to a senior Justice Department official.

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As Barr determines how much of the probe is disclosed publicly, O’Rourke still said loud and clear at his Saturday campaign in South Carolina that he believes Trump colluded.

O’Rourke said he thinks Trump, “beyond a shadow of a doubt, sought to, however ham-handedly, collude with the Russian government, a foreign power, to undermine and influence our elections.”

Mueller’s investigation was ongoing for the past year and a half to determine whether there was Russian interference in the 2016 election, as well as to determine if there was any wrongdoing on the part of Trump.

O’Rourke continued to press:

“It is beyond a shadow of a doubt that once in office, the president of the United States sought to obstruct justice. […] If you’re wondering about collusion, and when you saw the president of the United States standing next to the leader of Russia on that stage in Helsinki, Finland, defending him and taking his word against our own intelligence community in our country […] that is collusion in action.”

Watch the video below:

O’Rourke’s remark on Trump’s comment about Russian President Vladimir Putin was in reference to when the two leaders met and Trump refused to blame Putin for the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Trump came under fire for doubting U.S. intelligence but responded afterward, “I have GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people.”

When it comes to O’Rourke’s campaign in the 2020 race, Trump recently said he’d “love to have Beto” to run against in 2020, as well as a few other candidates, as IJR Red reported.

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I. Chin
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…says the man who believes in the healing powers of eating dirt.

Pica is a syndrome involving eating indigestible, possibly harmful things. q.v. chips of lead paint, feces, ice, dry wall (anyone else remember the Pica balloon?) It’s an actual mental disorder and listed in the DSM.

Phyllis Softa
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I realize you’re the self-proclaimed expert, BUT you missed a major factor of Pica syndrome. PERSISTENT eating of items not considered edible. And pica syndrome is an EATING-disorder. I didn’t want IJR readers jumping to a conclusion that their child has “an actual mental disorder” if they ate dirt once or chewed on ice chips. Ice chips are frequently provided to patients on limited oral intake. Now, if your child is eating lead paint, that can produce lead poisoning.

banstan
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“I didn’t want IJR readers jumping to a conclusion that their child has “an actual mental disorder” if they ate dirt once or chewed on ice chips.” Thanks for thinking of all of us stupid people, in your opinion, here on IJR. Your sense of superior intellect is nauseating.

Phyllis Softa
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Try compazine for that nausea. Making assumptions on what my opinion of the intellect on this site, is interesting. Are you under the impression that you know me?

banstan
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How does it feel that not one bit of the crap you have spewing about what the mueller report was gonna show is NOT TRUE?

Phyllis Softa
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All my comments are available to you. I will wait when you provide “the crap” I have been spewing. We have not seen the evidence and THAT is what can possibly indicate exactly what I have wanted from the Mueller investigation. WHY THE LIES?

banstan
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Must feel AWFUL for such a smart person as you to be absolutely, totally wrong about something you have been soooo sure you are right about.

Phyllis Softa
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Please tell me what I was so “absolutely totally wrong about”? I will wait.

banstan
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I’m sure you will deny anything you’ve said.

Phyllis Softa
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EVERYTHING I have said is available to you. I will wait while you provide indication of what you claim. What you will find is my repeated desire to know the REASON everyone, including Trump LIED. Can you answer that question? AG Barr’s evaluation of the information does NOT answer that question. If you need a refresher of the lies, I will be happy to provide you with the extensive list.

Phyllis Softa
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4 hours and still waiting, ban. Certainly you would not make such a claim without backing it up. You are welcome to go back to the announce of Rosenstein appointing Mueller. I claimed Trump would be in a straight jacket before he was in handcuffs. And yeah, I still stand by that claim after reading last weekends twitter tirade.

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