Israeli police recommend Bibi be indicted

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    They're not supposed to talk to the media and tilt public opinion. That's tantamount to political hackery . If it's legal there then fine, but Comey specifically said the y they do not talk about investigations and then days later said the the POTUS was under investigation. This may be different in Israel, but my main gripe is really about how our investigative police agencies are supposed to conduct their investigations. And then Hillary gets a "matter" which, even though it should have been kept quite too, was politically motivated..
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    I don't think either of those things are true.

    To date I don't believe the FBI has said that Trump is under investigation.

    And Comey - at that time - was talking to Congress, not the media. Those hearings were public. Obviously in that setting the FBI will talk about investigations as much as they can without revealing classified info.
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    Not surprised in the least. Netanyahu has already been in power far too long. Probably start another war to divert attention.
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    The prosecutor decides who is a witness, subject or target. not the FBI. Sometimes that status changes. Trump would get a letter before he goes to the grand jury or gives an interview if he is a target.
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    I'm not sure that I follow as Comey was in position to tell Trump he was not a target back in early 2017 irrespective of a prosecutor. He said he wouldn't because that status could change.
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    He did it on TV, so yeah it was true.
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    In the US this is how it works, in Israel I have no clue. It is possible that this is politically motivated attack but let the Isrealis handle it. Its not any of my concern.
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    I didnt consider this. So this noise about things heating up in Syria could be related? I will look into this.
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    I really don't think so, link please.
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    Ok, so you are not talking about the part where they recommend the charges? Only that they talk to the media about it? Seems like it would be public knowledge when these recommendations get made.

    Seems like this happened a couple of times before: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/03/29/world/israeli-police-urge-prosecution-of-netanyahu-and-wife.html

    I did find an interesting note about this topic from last year. A member of Bibi's party introduced a law to keep police from making public their recommendations against top government officials. This was of course during this investigation:

    If police publish their findings and recommend an indictment, Netanyahu could face pressure to resign. The law that was passed will not affect Netanyahu's current police investigations. With the new law, it will now be up to the attorney general to ask police to submit their findings in criminal investigations against public figures.


    https://www.npr.org/2017/12/29/5744...preventing-police-from-announcing-indictments
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    Man, your focus on facts is so infuriating!

    Don't you realize that facts don't matter? You started the thread, someone else started the thread, your words, their words, a leak, public testimony...you are entirely missing the point! Republican good, Democrat bad! "Conservative" good, progressive bad! Breitbart good, NYT bad! Trump good, Obama / Clinton / Sanders / Mueller / Comey / Sanders / Warren / FBI / DOJ /RINOs / anybody including law enforcement, military, real conservatives or Republicans that doesn't agree with Trumpers BAD!

    Get with the program already. ;)
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    The police don;t go on TV anywhere here and 'recommend' to the public of their investigative findings and especially not their leanings. That's Comey/Obama BS!
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    We probably need to leave Obama and Comey out of this, because I think that association is going to make you a bit irrational about the Israeli police.

    I'm having a hard time finding the police's statement on TV. Can you link it?

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/0...end-corruption-charges-against-netanyahu.html
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    Actually they are not. They don't have a Congress to keep them in check.
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    You keep making these unsupported claims. Why?
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