The fallacious facade of quasi-attorney general Mueller’s “investigation” is crumbling by the minute, revealing ugly truths and the stench of a political persecution at its worst.
We learn more every day that Mueller’s team consists of corrupt Clinton cronies, donors, and sycophants; the poster boy for prosecutorial misconduct — Andrew Weissmann, former Clinton lawyer Jeanie Rhee, and “never-Trumpers” whose blatant biases have tainted this investigation — “investigation” — from its inception. Their own conflicts of interest are so palpable, the prosecution so selective, and the process so corrupt, that all charges brought to date should be dismissed and the debacle ended.
It’s hard to tell quite where and how it all began, but here is a start.
First, Robert Mueller, James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Mueller lieutenant Andrew Weissmann all have longstanding, strong relationships with each other. Each of these key men worked for and with Mueller throughout their careers. The fingerprints of each of them are on the Uranium One transactions with Russia which infused the Clintons and their “Foundation” with hundreds of millions of dollars while helping Russia and depleting our supply of uranium.
Comey followed Mueller as Director of the FBI, and the two have been close friends since they stood down President Bush on a national surveillance issue. Rosenstein worked for Mueller in the Department of Justice for several years at the beginning of his career in the now ironically named Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice. Rosenstein named Mueller as Special Counsel (with Mueller’s agreement to leave his big law firm) within seven days of Comey’s firing.
Given that extremely brief time frame, and Comey’s admitted leaks to the New York Times of his conversations with the President (which should have been protected at a minimum by executive privilege), one can surmise that three or all four of these men communicated extensively and hatched this plan for Mueller to be special counsel—if not prior to Comey’s termination, then immediately after it.
Why else would Comey tell Congress that he leaked his conversations to a friend to get to the New York Times “hoping” to trigger the appointment of a special counsel? Despite the countless scandals of the Obama administration, there was never a special counsel appointed in those eight years. Comey admitted long ago in his Bush tenure, that after his own chief of staff, his first call in a perceived crisis was to Bob Mueller.
Mueller had a hand in placing Mr. Weissmann on the Enron Task Force, allowing him to run rough-shod over most of Houston, destroy Arthur Andersen LLP and 85,000 jobs, and send four innocent Merrill executives to prison on indictments for crimes he made up while he and his team hid the evidence that showed they were innocent. Then Mueller brought Weissmann into the FBI, ultimately as General Counsel and Deputy Director. All four men have thrived in the swamp for thirty years or more. None have ever been elected to office.
As for the latest scene of something akin to “Monsters from the Deep Lagoon,” somewhere near the beginning of the Trump saga, Comey’s FBI followed on the Clinton campaign and was willing to continue to fund a Russian to compile the dossier (the Steele dossier) of slanderous smears against then-candidate Donald Trump. (Those would have been your tax dollars.)
Comey’s FBI took that purchased pack of lies to a secret court (FISA) to get a secret warrant to record conversations of one of candidate Trump’s associates. The media laughed at the President for suggesting he had been wiretapped.
Let that sink in: The incumbent-but-departing-administration secretly wiretapped the team of the incoming President of the United States (whom it despised)—based on lies the Clinton campaign bought-and-paid-for from a Russian.
This is the same FBI and James Comey that we know now exonerated and covered for Hillary Clinton despite her flagrant destruction of evidence and incontrovertible breaches of national security—not to mention her irrefutable false statement to Congress which was a blatant violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 1001 (false statement) for which retired General Michael Flynn and George Papadopolous have been forced to plead guilty.
The FBI and the Obama administration knew that Russia was up to no good, but used it for their own purposes. Fusion GPS, working for Clinton and the DNC that Clinton had already bought, tried to entrap the Trump team, setting up a meeting with a Russian lawyer which became a focus of the Mueller investigation — until it became public that this Russian met with Clinton’s Fusion GPS before and after her meeting with Trump associates.
After President Trump was elected by the people who want to drain the swamp of this very sort of infestation, President Obama and his national security advisor Susan Rice (and no doubt others) took the unprecedented step of “unmasking” the names of those on the Trump Transition Team who were speaking with the Russian Ambassador. The Obama administration then leaked insinuations to the voracious Trump-hating press.
We learned this week that while Mueller has been stonewalling Congress, he has been protecting a corrupted FBI Agent—his lead investigator Peter Strzok—the same agent who helped craft Director Comey’s exoneration of Mrs. Clinton and conducted her “interview” with the FBI shortly after Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s infamous tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton. Agent Strzok was actually fired months ago for text messages with his mistress revealing his disdain for President Trump. Agent Strzok is the agent responsible for interviewing retired General Flynn and is under investigation himself by the Inspector General for his role in the Clinton email “investigation.”
Yesterday, we confirmed that Andrew Weissmann is part of the “resistance.” In addition to having destroyed Arthur Andersen and its 85,000 jobs only to be reversed three years later by a unanimous Supreme Court—Mr. Weissmann was an opponent of President Trump’s extreme vetting policy for persons from countries known for their security failures and terrorism. An email obtained through the efforts of Judicial Watch revealed his applause for former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and her refusal to enforce President’s Trump’s efforts to protect this country.
Mueller’s hit squad epitomizes the swamp that President Trump was elected to drain. Its charges are irreparably tainted by its members’ biases, corrupted evidence, and intolerable conflicts of interest. Congress cannot legitimately continue to waste taxpayer dollars to fund this effort.
Sidney Powell (@SidneyPowell1) was a federal prosecutor in three districts under nine U.S. attorneys from both political parties, then in private practice now for more than 20 years. She is a past president of the Bar Association of the 5th Federal Circuit and of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. A veteran of 500 federal appeals, she published “Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice.” She consulted with Arthur Andersen on appeal and represented one of the Merrill Executives.
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