Neither Congress nor US Attorney General AKA Jeff Sessions have taken any action to rein-in the Russia Collusion Investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, despite the fact that no evidence of collusion has been found. Mr. Mueller, whose own checkered past of botched investigations including, Anthrax and Atlanta Olympic bombing has deviated from his appointment – Russia – and has initiated attacks on anyone and everyone close to the president, none of which has any connection to Russian Collusion.
The whole Russian Collusion was a fiction created by the DNC and the Clinton campaign to discredit the opposition candidate, Donald Trump.
The “Steele dossier” was bait and given to Senator McCain (yes, that McCain, he masquerades as a Republican in his spare time) who then delivered it to the FBI HQ as an upstanding American citizen. However, the FBI was unable to corroborate some of the “salacious” allegations and proceeded to hire former British spy Christopher Steele to recheck his sources. Meanwhile, Steele peddled the dossier story to the MSM and Yahoo News published the “dossier” affair, hook, line, and sinker.
The G-men at the FBI and DOJ then took the dossier, used the Yahoo story and submitted it to a FISA Court judge in support of an affidavit to obtain a warrant to wiretap Trump Towers.
Some of the audio wiretaps revealed LTG Mike Flynn had conversations with Russian Ambassador Kislyak AFTER the election and after Flynn’s appointment as National Security Advisor.
Enter Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Agent Peter Strzok who renewed the warrant request at least two times with Comey’s knowledge and chose to remain quiet.
Comey then met with Trump and informed him he was not a target of the Russia Collusion investigation. Despite his knowledge and admission that the Steele dossier was uncorroborated and salacious, he never told Trump the FBI was wiretapping his campaign, even after president-elect Trump was cleared for top-secret briefings.
When Trump consulted with Rosenstein about firing Comey, Rosenstein cleared the firing of Comey, in fact, he recommended it! So Trump fired Comey, end of story.
That left Trump with an FBI vacancy, and he began interviewing various candidates including Robert Mueller. Nevertheless, Trump did not pick Mueller for FBI, so Rosenstein chose him to be Special Counsel to investigate Trump’s firing of Comey, a close personal friend of Mueller’s.
Also, after the President fired Comey and AG Sessions recused himself, one man, Rod Rosenstein, a political appointee and de facto leader of the DOJ operated under his own politically motivated decisions and exercised unbridled power over the president of the United States. President Trump was elected in an Electoral College landslide; Americans wanted the DC swamp drained, Rosenstein decided to play the role of “plug.”
With Comey’s firing on May 9th, 2016, the swamp leaped into action to protect its own. Within days (May 17th) Rosenstein named Mueller as Special Counsel. It’s important to keep in mind that Mueller was a spurned candidate to lead the FBI by President Trump and was considered to be Comey’s mentor and friend.
“In my capacity as acting Attorney General, I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a Special Counsel to assume responsibility for this matter,” said Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein. “My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination. What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command. Each year, the career professionals of the U.S. Department of Justice conduct tens of thousands of criminal investigations and handle countless other matters without regard to partisan political considerations. I have great confidence in the independence and integrity of our people and our processes. Considering the unique circumstances of this matter, however, I determined that a Special Counsel is necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome. Our nation is grounded on the rule of law, and the public must be assured that government officials administer the law fairly. Special Counsel Mueller will have all appropriate resources to conduct a thorough and complete investigation, and I am confident that he will follow the facts, apply the law and reach a just result.”
What about Comey’s decision to tell President Trump that he was NOT a target of the investigation and the Fusion GPS allegations were salacious and unverified. What was Comey’s rational to say those things to the President? Was it to continue in his job as FBI director? Perhaps Comey’s desire to remain the country’s top-cop meant he had political motivations to stay on the Seventh Floor. Comey opened himself up to criminal charges when he admitted he was a leaker. It ’s against FBI rules and nondisclosure agreements to leak potentially classified documents to a college professor without security clearances. Have his attorney’s offices been raided yet?
When MIA AG Sessions misremembered to Congress his meetings (as Senator) with Russian diplomats during the 2016 campaign cycle, (they were later proved to be inconsequential), he recused himself from supervising the Russian probe that opened the door for Rosenstein, an Obama holdover to control the freewheeling investigation. Let’s be clear there has been NO evidence that President Trump colluded with Russia (he’s a political novice).
Mueller went after Flynn (former NSA advisor), Flynn Jr., Paul Manafort (former campaign advisor), Rick Gates (Manafort’s business partner, Michael Cohen (Trump’s attorney), George Papadopoulos (a wannabe Trump campaign advisor), and whoever else could be browbeaten and threatened. However, there are no Russia Collusion charges; several Russian hackers have been charged by Mueller but they will never face justice as Putin will not send these lackeys back to the US, so it’s a nothing burger.
The current affair is nothing more than a circus sideshow to prevent the President from enacting his campaign promises and draining the swamp aka DC.
Another curious fact about Rosenstein is that he knew Comey, and previous AG Loretta Lynch was keeping President Obama informed regarding the usually super-secret FISA spying on the Trump campaign and transition team. The FISA judge relied on the GPS Fusion opposition research collected by the Democrats and was never informed of that fact by the FBI or DOJ. Instead, high-ranking DOJ officials abused the FISA process with plenty of help from the politicized NSA, CIA, and FBI. To this day there is no known investigation into the complete abuse of power perpetrated by unelected lifelong bureaucrats in the Intel community.
The Special Counsel was supposed to investigate Russian collusion, a civil matter and Mueller’s role was not a Special Prosecutor, so due process and equal protection are more lenient than they would be in a criminal probe. However, Mueller seems to misunderstand his role in the alleged Russian collusion, something the Special Council has done extensively throughout his bureaucratic career; does the Atlanta Olympic bomber or Anthrax incidents ring a bell? Those high profile cases cost the taxpayers millions of dollars to litigate and payouts in settlements.
Is it any wonder that President Trump is frustrated by self-serving swamp dwellers? With daily breaking “fake, oops news” stories, calling for his impeachment if he fires Mueller, the President often tweets the following: “If I wanted to fire Robert Mueller in December, as reported by the Failing New York Times, I would have fired him. Just more Fake News from a biased newspaper!”
But is there anything the President can do to stop the daily barrage of bitter bureaucrats? First, AG Sessions should revoke his recusal since the FBI and DOJ likely based their decisions to go to FISA on fraud or he should hand in his resignation. To date, there has never been any evidence or probable cause of collusion. The entire process is a legal fiction pursued for political reasons to ensure the establishment can continue its taxpayer gravy train.
Proof the witch-hunt continues is found in the Special Council’s deep dive into Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen. This week the actions of Judge Kimba Wood, a Bill Clinton appointee, who presided over George Soros” wedding, forced Cohen’s defense team to disclose the names of clients in open court. Allegedly, one of his clients was staunch Trump supporter and cable TV news star, Sean Hannity, who has since refuted the allegations that he was ever a client of Cohen.
In a statement, he told his TV viewers: “I never retained his services, I never received an invoice, I never paid Michael Cohen for legal fees,” Hannity recited on his program. “I did have occasional brief conversations with Michael Cohen — he’s a great attorney — about legal questions I had, or I was looking for input and perspective. My questions exclusively almost focused on real estate. I said many times on my radio show, ‘I hate the stock market, I prefer real estate.’ Michael knows real estate.”
What exactly does this have to do with Russia? Nothing. The government must show a warrant was not overbroad and that the data collected was within its authority. If Mr. Cohen had been under investigation for months, then it should have been focused on specific clients or transactions. The Fourth Amendment requires specificity of the places to be searched and the things to be seized. Seizing all his attorney records is outrageous.
As a result, the system has lost all sense of integrity and fairness. The prosecutor’s insinuation that Hannity hired Cohen to negotiate a deal for something undisclosed is irrelevant to the Russian probe.
If this is guilt by association, Trump better build more jails pronto, as many Americans ask known attorneys for advice every day, since the US is awash in useless laws. Judge Wood’s action should be a wake-up call for all attorneys; if the courts can break the attorney-client privilege of the president, then the rule of law is broken. Many are calling for Judge Wood to be sanctioned by the court and removed by the Senate, the lack of inaction will only serve as precedent in future cases.
Some attorneys suggest Trump should bring an action before the Supreme Court under declaratory relief arguing the Special Counsel’s appointment is overbroad, unconstitutionally vague and ambiguous and delegates prosecutorial powers to a civil proceeding causing irreparable harm to his administration and its ability to hire and retain personnel. Such an action would not prejudice the Congress as some members have claimed because Congress has its own investigative powers under Article I separate and apart from the president’s Article II powers.
The entire Mueller and swamp dweller episode is indeed a political witch-hunt by the Washington Establishment in an effort to isolate and destroy the lawfully elected President who vowed to “drain the swamp” the day he was inaugurated. Unfortunately for the US and Americans, the swamp is a bottomless cesspool.