May 23rd, 2017

Silence! I kill you!
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Open thread: Manchester attack

British families were left desperately hoping for word of their children's safety following a suspected terror attack outside the Ariana Grande pop concert at the Manchester Arena Monday night.

An explosion rocked the venue as the singer was finishing her set, killing at least 19 people and injuring almost 60 others.

Manchester's top police officer confirmed that police were treating as a "terrorist incident." Sources tell CNN a man at the scene has been identified as a likely suicide bomber.
If confirmed as a terror incident, it would be the deadliest attack on British soil since the 2005 London bombings, which killed 52 people.

More details will be added as the news come in.

Our thoughts are with the families of those who perished.

He wished for it, right?

During the campaign trail, Trump told Hillary during a debate between the two that if he became president, he'd appoint a special investigation into her wrongdoings.

Now he's got just that.

Robert Mueller is a nightmare for Trump, because he'll have much more powers to investigate into the president's ties to Russia than Comey would ever have, what with the FBI director being a political position that could be influenced.

Of course it's too early to talk of impeachment, if anything comes out that is. The Democrats should be very careful about playing that card, because it could seriously backfire on them if they overplay it (just think the Clinton impeachment case and the way it burned the GOP).

Whatever happens, I think the key to Trump's future is in his own party people. If they consider him too toxic and too big a liability, they'd get rid of him themselves, and place the much more conventional (and controllable) Pence.