Comey wrong to see obstruction in firing: Ken Starr

Randy Kelley
March 28, 2019

The "no collusion" declaration took the wind out of Democrats' sails, likely ending any immediate threat of impeachment for Trump, despite the many controversies and scandals still tainting his administration. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, were all deeply skeptical of a strategy that threatened to negatively affect health care for millions of Americans without a clear plan to fix the damage uprooting the law would cause in practical terms.

The United States can rejoice and take pride in knowing there is not criminal proof beyond a reasonable doubt that its President and Commander-in-Chief Donald J. Trump is a formal asset of Vladimir Putin, just his #1 fan and groupie.

Fox News Channel's senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano believes special counsel Robert Mueller found evidence of both conspiracy and obstruction of justice-just not enough for the prosecution to make it's own case.

"This lawsuit. threatens the healthcare of tens of millions of Americans across the country, from California to Kentucky and all the way to ME", said California attorney general Xavier Becerra, who has led the fight to preserve the law.

Three months later the president is putting his administration's legal muscle where his mouth is.

GOP political strategists are skeptical.

"Having worked (wholly unsuccessfully!) on Obamacare replacement in 2014, I've seen up close how Republicans can't agree on much of anything re healthcare", ex-RNC comms director Doug Heye tweeted.

It may not work out that way.

Judge Beryl Howell said that depends on whether there's still an on-going grand jury investigation, and asked the government whether that's the case.

Texas and its allied states assert that because Congress in 2017 zeroed out the tax penalty for violating Obamacare's individual mandate to buy insurance, the measure is no longer constitutional, and that the rest of the law is "inseverable" from it and "therefore invalid". She's the 37th circuit court judge to be appointed by President Trump, who is changing the makeup of the federal judiciary, one conservative judge at a time.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court had declined to hear the mystery foreign company's appeal to fight against the subpoena, leaving a December ruling in place requiring the company submit to the request from prosecutors.

The legislation would seek to make health insurance plans more affordable by boosting subsidies to lower-income households, provide more protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and boost outreach and enrollment efforts to help people better understand what insurance options exist for them.

Health care was the No. 1 motivating issue in the 2018 midterm elections that delivered Democrats a House majority. He didn't. So, there is something in there that the Democrats and opponents of the president want to see. Many are advocating for the government to supplant private insurers with "universal" healthcare system.

Not that the Democrats are forgetting Russian Federation and the 2016 presidential election. The latest Trump budget also calls for repeal.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the turnabout shows that Republicans "say one thing and they do another".

Comey told Holt that when he saw that Trump interview he "thought, 'that's potentially obstruction of justice and I hope somebody is going to look at that.' " Comey has made similar comments in the past regarding whether Trump obstructed justice by firing him.

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