Katyal: Trump Botched His Attempted Erasure Of The Mueller Investigation With Stone’s Commutation

Katyal: Trump Botched His Attempted Erasure Of The Mueller Investigation With Stone’s Commutation 1


Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal explains how Trump’s decision to commute Roger Stone’s sentence rather than give a full pardon leaves Stone open to be re-prosecuted. Aired on 7/13/2020.
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Katyal: Trump Botched His Attempted Erasure Of The Mueller Investigation With Stone’s Commutation

105 Comments on "Katyal: Trump Botched His Attempted Erasure Of The Mueller Investigation With Stone’s Commutation"

  1. Trump lies for a reason. He knows he is lying, and he even knows that you know he is lying, which is the point. The reason he lies is to mock you, and to strike fear in you. It has worked on Congressional Republicans, but not on us – We the People. Recall Comey said, “he takes your soul one bite at a time” as you standby silently when he lies.

  2. Nauseating is a word I use often when discussing that which is trump.

  3. Trump should be deleted from world history..i know..impossible..the damage done is so severe he will get his place in history instead!

  4. Southvalleyfox | July 13, 2020 at 6:38 PM | Reply

    A criminal commuting a criminal….America First!

  5. Old Lady2020 | July 13, 2020 at 6:40 PM | Reply

    Trump didn’t give Stone a pardon because by just commuting Stone then trump can hold it over him if Stone thinks about speaking up. Trump is spiting on the justice system again.

    • Matthew Huszarik | July 14, 2020 at 10:17 AM | Reply

      Sharon Snow Agreed when Biden’s Administration takes office they need to go through the entire Federal Government and root out every Trump collaborator and sympathizer. Then they need to empower several Special Prosecutors to investigate and charge as appropriate all of Trump’s corrupt legion. Finally I think they should bring Robert Mueller back to finish his Special Investigation into Trump and his collusion with Russia and spare no expense or limit time.

    • Old Lady2020 | July 14, 2020 at 12:47 PM | Reply

      @Matthew Huszarik Yes, precisely. VOTE 2020 VOTE

    • QueenOfTheClouds | July 14, 2020 at 1:53 PM | Reply

      Josh Edmonds it wasn’t Obama’s FBI, it’s only Trump who likes to claim “my military, my this and that”

    • Matthew Huszarik | July 14, 2020 at 8:41 PM | Reply

      TONY You put a link to blatant Republican propaganda and think that’s proof. You have to be the stupidest fool on You Tube.
      The party’s switched sides after the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Democratic Party became the party of civil rights and the Republican Party out of power for so long saw an opportunity with their Southern Strategy, welcomed the racist south with open arms.

  6. Gary Compton | July 13, 2020 at 6:41 PM | Reply

    Beware America, do not usher in this Trumpian paradigm !

    • howdareyou41 | July 13, 2020 at 7:21 PM | Reply

      lil late they already did

    • @howdareyou41 We’re working on rectifying this horror a little later this year.

    • howdareyou41 | July 14, 2020 at 11:27 AM | Reply

      @Ellen Spear oh great. yah not urgent or anything. i’m sure your dictator will walk away once he loses. lol

    • @howdareyou41 We (when I say “we”, I mean the government departments that handle these things) will take care of him. If he’s somehow manipulated things so that he stays, we will have lost the country and will no longer be the USA, but some form of Gilead.

  7. All of Stone’s lies aided Trump, and he gets his sentence commuted by Trump. Like Church Lady said, “How convenient! “

    • @Joey Pail that is because yoy are a dumb subservient beta…enjoy injecting disinfectant in your body hypocrite.

    • @Rix Amoris Just like a liberal..When they have nothing they call names..Fake media didn’t show you fools that 2 weeks after Trump said that..CDC said they always use the word disinfectant when they talk about viruses..The things they inject in studies are referred to as disinfectant..All presidents misspeak..With Trump they twist and spin everything he says..Trump isn’t a politician and doesn’t B S like one..Obama Clinton were all talk and did nothing..Trump can’t talk and has done more for Americans and the world more they any president..That is the problem . People want a Hollywood president..The world has turned fake and OMG..Obama coup is real and you got played

    • American Patriot | July 14, 2020 at 11:45 AM | Reply

      Liberalism is modern day Satanism, that is what people need to understand. The reason for the left’s massive strong delusion and why their reality is completely screwed up comes from 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2 and Romans chapter 1. June 26, 2015 was the final nail in the coffin to corrupt the moral compass any one who supports this ruling and believes in it is under a massive curse as per 2nd
      Thessalonians chapter 2. Nicolle Wallace who is a republican fully supports and promotes Satan’s unholy union and covenant with death. That is why her thinking and mind set is completely screwed up.

    • Marlowe Dugger | July 14, 2020 at 7:45 PM | Reply

      @Joey Pail Trump is a criminal pardoning criminals fact

    • Marlowe Dugger | July 14, 2020 at 7:49 PM | Reply

      @Joey Pail lol. Like you said. Trump said the CDC always use disenfectant. Trump is a liar 18,000 times over and you still swallow his maggots. Know wonder you wear his MAGGOT HAT.

  8. Trump was just trying to save himself from going to prison

    • Bert Johnson | July 14, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply

      @David Allred traitors, you mean Obama? Who sent billions to a known terrorist regime Iran? Or when Biden bribed Ukraine? Or when they both illegally unmasked American citizens? Or when Obama started the coup against an incoming administration??

    • Jeannine Murray | July 14, 2020 at 4:22 PM | Reply

      @Bert Johnson catch a breath sweetie. You’re going to “..and-what-about” yourself into apoplexy.

    • Bert Johnson | July 14, 2020 at 5:50 PM | Reply

      @Jeannine Murray no, I was asking legitimate questions? I want to know what treasonous activity that ppl are referring to, surely not referring to President Trump!

    • Hahahhahah trump kicks all your teeth in again when y’all ever gonna learn you don’t mess with the Donald

    • Bert Johnson | July 14, 2020 at 7:17 PM | Reply

      @jrmdj23 Amen fellow Patriot 👍

  9. Bill Collins | July 13, 2020 at 6:51 PM | Reply

    The system is serving trump!! Corrupted DOJ, WHO officials and the completely traitorous republicans senate don’t forget to vote them all out!!

  10. The American people have been insulted by this President and his crew since the day he took office. We struggle to imagine with Stone roaming free…..what next?

  11. He has ridden rough shod over everything since he took office. There is nothing in place to stop him. You need to rethink a great deal America!

    • One out of three of our voters don’t deserve equal protection under the law, but they’ll get it. The rest o us, the vast majority will vote not only to reclaim our Democracy but to save the rest of the world from this mad man

    • McConnell, Barr, trump all say: “whatcha goin to do about it?”

    • @Garacha222 They’ll see

    • @Garacha222 Seriously – you gonna bet on the guy who thinks he has B-52s and F-15s or the people who give him that temproray responsibility?

    • @Lars Jones They’re saying Biden has a 5% lead in Texas. I think we’ll need more than 5% to get past all the cheating Republicans are planning to steal and nullify minority votes.
      And then there’s how trump will stay in office even if he looses. He’ll surround himself with armed militia, and refuses to leave. Best chance we’ll have is to change the locks when he goes golfing at one of his resorts.

      We are in new territory.
      Trump’s private mentoring may lead to surprises. Ukraine’s Crimea annexation seems to have been successfully accomplished as planned by Vlad.

  12. i420's Everything's Paranormal | July 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM | Reply

    Trump just proved to the world that the American justice system is rigged and broken 😮

  13. prosecute STONE in New York — in fact all of Trump’s cronies must be tried by the States so their sentences are untouchable

  14. Raza The Rambler | July 13, 2020 at 7:03 PM | Reply

    This is America… proof that the rich and poor live by two different sets of laws.

    • Roald Shakleton | July 13, 2020 at 8:05 PM | Reply

      Сояяцрт Тгцмр.

    • @Gary Campbell <---just report the filth.

    • Raza The Rambler | July 14, 2020 at 6:17 AM | Reply

      @Gary Campbell Deflecting. Stay. On. Topic.

    • @Gary Campbell Actually what was proved with Hillary is that the Republican accusations against her were all bogus; she was fully exonerated. Although James Comey treated her very unfairly when he wrongly suggested that she was guilty and yet the FBI was not going to prosecute, which is a contradiction, if they aren’t going to prosecute then she is innocent, you cant have it both ways. Also, Comey knew of Trumps investigations but adhered to the rule that you don’t expose investigations to the public when the person under investigation is running for office; but he certainly revealed to the public every detail of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary, seems like a double standard to me. And announcing a re-opening of Hillary’s email investigation just 11 days before the election effectively erased the votes of 65million Americans who voted for Hillary and changed the outcome of the election. Also, a few weeks after the election Hillary was cleared of any wrong-doing in regards to her emails; so at the end of the day it was proven that she was never corrupt, and it was all just republican mud slinging, and a waste of tax-payer dollars.

    • Anita Bruton | July 14, 2020 at 5:44 PM | Reply

      @Tidbit I agree with what you just said and would just like to add that the Benghazi investigation found that Hillary had no fault in the death of those 4 American soldiers but the lack of funding to the security of that embassy was at fault. Keep in mind that back then the Republicans controlled the House which means they also controlled the purse. Plus the Clinton foundation was proved to be an asset to millions of lives around the world.

  15. Is America a 3rd world dictatorship now which the treasonous GOP gave us?

    • Margaret White | July 13, 2020 at 11:13 PM | Reply

      Looks that way they’re not going to change, this is it they all need to go. put them in the home where the virus is,go take care of the American people

    • Dewayne Smith | July 14, 2020 at 3:33 PM | Reply

      Scott Hackett come on Man! Are you a Russian/American troll or bot?

    • Bert Johnson | July 14, 2020 at 3:52 PM | Reply

      @Andy Griffith if Biden wins say goodbye to America as you know it!! You will have marxists running the country!! If you want Marxism, why don’t you just move to Venezuela?

    • Scott Hackett | July 14, 2020 at 4:39 PM | Reply

      Dewayne Smith yes I am a real person. I’m Way on the liberal spectrum I support = treatment and opportunity for all persons regardless of gender, race (even though there is only one race the human race) so I guess that would be the shade of one skin, sexual orientation/ identity. Support BLM long before there was a BLM Support green new deal. I support defunding law enforcement and using the funds for better social programs like school, mental health treatment ect… I Also support the entire constitution including 2A. So you stop being a BOT and understand some nuance. Educate yourself the powers that be what division of the population to make it Us vs Us. Both so called cons and libs are all being mislead and destructed to the 1% can run right over everyone.

    • Beautiful Woman | July 14, 2020 at 7:42 PM | Reply

      @Scott Hackett 🏆

  16. Grover Baker | July 13, 2020 at 7:08 PM | Reply

    Big Don is the downfall of moral, honest tax paying Americans! He must be removed from office @!

    • Eric Plumhoff | July 14, 2020 at 3:52 PM | Reply

      @Bert Johnson No they are not facts they are just your delusional conspiracy theories which prove your complete lack of intellect. No proof of any kind against Biden. Try again (but try much much harder) Maybe get someone with a brain to help?

    • Eric Plumhoff | July 14, 2020 at 3:55 PM | Reply

      ​@Bert Johnson Well you’d have to read (and be able to read) the Mueller report which outlines them in excruciating detail. Or you could just wait for the trial, it will all be covered again then for the slow witted.

    • Bert Johnson | July 14, 2020 at 4:07 PM | Reply

      @Eric Plumhoff there is absolutely nothing in the Mueller report that proves any Obstruction of Justice, just platitudes written by left wing activists! A President out of office is considered untouchable only for the fact that the Executive Branch must function with immunity, hence the reason why a sitting POTUS can not be indicted!

    • Trump must be re-elected or the only result is revolution against the democrat marxist state…….with bullets this time…………not the wussie way you democrats try and do it………you are doomed make no mistake.

    • Eric Plumhoff | July 14, 2020 at 5:26 PM | Reply

      @Len Smittey Well, NOW we’re scared.

  17. Not only does Stone need to be in jail, our president and all Republican senators should be jailed also.

    • no they don’t ……..pass the potatoes

    • @Robot Hunter List of Democrap coup criminals….Obama, Biden, Holder, Rice, Lynch, Yates, Comey, McCabe, Stroyk, Page, Killary, Billy Clinton, Podesta, Wasser-man Shultz, Rosenstien, FISA court Judges……………..yada , yada, all the coup players. Who killed Seth Rich Robot hunter?

    • Robot Hunter | July 14, 2020 at 7:14 PM | Reply

      @Len Smittey Some of those people you listed get punches in the face. Yes, to Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But I wonder why you want to punch her? She’s been more beneficial to the Republicans than the Democrats. And I’ll give you Bill and Hillary, but you seem to have misused the word “coup” (as in coups de grace, which is what I believe you trying to impart). There was no “coup” by any twisting and stretching of the definition of that term, and as informed as you seem to be, I would hope you would know what it really means. Oh, and you misspelled Democrat. Look, I know where you’re coming from. It’s the same conspiracy, Q-Anon, Fox News stuff that we get every day. Don’t you think your time would be better spent trying to spread your perspective to people who have not heard it before? I tell you what . . . why don’t you put a comment at the top of the page offering to tell anyone who watches this video, and who is not aware of your position, that you would be happy to tell them what you know. And I would also hope you could offer proof, and by proof I mean some evidence that does not come from those sources that I mention in this response. I promise you I will be the first person to listen, and give your comment a big thumbs up. Gee, don’t you think this extensive response is so much better than “yada,” “yada?” Len Smittey?

    • Mulefart will admit or lie about how illegal mulefartts justice inferno like what mulefart did Iis worse than a leftist nostril that begged him to let it

  18. Dude never should have had a “report to prison day” He should have been takin in cuffs from the courtroom that very day like 90% of normal people are.

    • USS Pandumbic | July 13, 2020 at 7:53 PM | Reply

      Exactly! That right there is the perfect example of the two-tiered American criminal system.

    • @USS Pandumbic Right before our eyes. This is just too much

    • USS Pandumbic | July 13, 2020 at 8:13 PM | Reply

      @juliant43 – Gone are the days when crooked things were done behind closed doors. These days, it’s like a dare to see who does the most crooked & lawless act. We’re in great shape!

  19. Stone likely has some very damaging untold dirt on the donald & other high profile republicans.

  20. Robert Millar | July 13, 2020 at 7:25 PM | Reply

    Trump has just given his co-conspirator a “get out of jail free” card. His motives are clear: personal protection. Hopefully a new administration will soon be ushered in and both of these criminals will receive their just rewards.

    • Trump was “blackmailed” by Stone. We need to see Trump’s tax returns to find out who else is blackmailing him.

    • Biden will do the same for Trump as Obama did for Bush by just moving own as though no crimes were committed.

      A to be rich and powerful in America.

    • Robert Millar | July 14, 2020 at 3:56 AM | Reply

      @Gary Kasten Yes, and to see who else is protecting him.

    • Robert Millar | July 14, 2020 at 3:59 AM | Reply

      @Ian G I don’t think Biden has a choice. Too many people have been waiting to find out the truth re Trump.

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