Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Russiagate is Ridiculous

Things that make you go hmmm. Jonathon Turely: 'Ethical' James Comey is under investigation for unethical acts, so  Comey Has Brought On Former U.S. Attorney Pat Fitzgerald As One Of His Lawyers. Yes, that Patrick Fitzgerald? Who better to know how to defend against a special prosecutor. But how will he get paid if All James Comey’s talks have damaged his book salesNewt Gingrich: Trump Mishandled Rosenstein Memo Outlining Comey Firing. Thinks he should have let public sentiment build and then used a "more in sorrow than in anger" approach. But we elected Trump because he is honest, not political.

More focus on why Andy McCabe is in the dock: From Andrew McCarthy: McCabe: Leaking and Lying Obscure the Real Collusion
The Justice Department’s inspector general has referred Andrew McCabe to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, D.C., for a possible false-statements prosecution. It was big news this week. But the story of how the FBI’s former deputy director lied to investigators, repeatedly, is mainly of interest to him. It is the story of what he lied about that should be of interest to everyone else.

He lied about leaking a conversation in which the Obama Justice Department pressured the FBI to stand down on an investigation of the Clinton Foundation.
Former Federal Prosecutor: Pay Attention to What Andrew McCabe Lied About! Refers to the story above.  Sara Carter: Sources Say the Inspector General Is Investigating Andrew McCabe's Alleged "Stand-Down Order" on the Clinton Foundation Investigation -- As Well as the Clinton Email Investigation
The Wall Street Journal story McCabe leaked in order to rebut alleged he was slow-playing the Clinton Foundation investigation.

Sara Carter's new reporting suggests he issued a similar stand-down order on the Clinton email investigation as well.
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"If" is a very big little word, but it does bear watching.
Claim: 71 percent of FBI’s foreign counterintelligence budget diverted to Russia probe Because nothing is more important than taking down Trump.
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, a retired military intelligence officer and a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research says that over seventy percent of the FBI’s current budget dedicated to foreign counterintelligence investigations have been diverted to support the probe’s activities. Shaffer made the revelation on my radio program Monday afternoon on WMAL in Washington DC: . . .
The Dersh: Maybe Mueller should be investigated
Consider the issue of criticizing Robert Mueller, the special counsel. Any criticism or even skepticism regarding Mueller’s history is seen as motivated by a desire to help Trump. Mueller was an assistant U.S. attorney in Boston, the head of its criminal division, the head of the criminal division in Main Justice, and the director of the FBI during the most scandalous miscarriage of justice in the modern history of the FBI. Four innocent people were framed by the FBI to protect mass murdering gangsters who were working as FBI informers while they were killing innocent people. An FBI agent, who is now in prison, was tipping off Whitey Bulger as to who might testify against him so that these individuals could be killed. He also tipped off Bulger, allowing him to escape and remain on the lam for 16 years.

What responsibility, if any, did Mueller, who was in key positions of authority and capable of preventing these horrible miscarriages, have in this sordid incident? A former member of the parole board — a liberal Democrat who also served as mayor of Springfield, Mass. — swears he saw a letter from Mueller urging the denial of release for at least one of these wrongfully convicted defendants. When he went back to retrieve the letter, it was not in the file. This should surprise no one since Judge Mark Wolf (himself a former prosecutor), who conducted extensive hearings about this entire mess, made the following findings. . .
Sen. Mike Lee agrees with me:  Mueller legislation is unconstitutional. David French thinks America Owes Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein a Debt of Thanks, but what will he think now that Sessions Declines to Recuse Himself From Probe Into Trump LawyerMichael Cohen raid rattles Trump allies: Did feds seize president's communications? Of course, that was the point, and note how quickly the stuff from Hannity leaked. Flipping Cohen against Trump may not be so easy:
While the privilege can be waived, only Trump — and not Cohen — has the right to do so.

"It is absolutely the case that, even if he is criminally liable himself, Michael Cohen is not allowed to disclose client confidences learned through the attorney-client relationship about any client without their permission," said Paul Rosenzweig, a former legal adviser to Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr.
The Trump-Hannity Relationship Takes Conservatives One More Step Toward the Moral Low Ground Matt Lewis whines.

Trump’s 2013 Moscow Trip May Trip Him UpMiss Universe 2013 Host: Trump Definitely Stayed Overnight In Moscow. The last hope for the "pee tape." Byron York: Is 'can't prove untrue' new standard in Trump probe? It seems like it. "The mainstream media's latest cover story for how the Trump Russia investigation got started - BEFORE Papadopoulos apparently blabbed about […]" #resistance and why it doesn't make any sense either.

Just One Minute: The Narrative, The Whole Narrative And Nothing But The Narrative, wonders why Mueller is leaving the Natalia Veselnitskaya uninterviewed. Me too. Same reason sharks don't eat lawyers, professional respect?

Flopping Aces: Democrat desperation reaches its zenith, Tom Perez and the DNC are nuts. Curiously, the DNC shuns its anti-Trump Kremlin dossier in collusion law suit. They paid for it after all. Just because it's proof the DNC and Hillary colluded with the Russians? American Greatness: Weaponizing the Government for Leftist Political War, Midwestern Democrats To DNC: Stop With The Collusion Narrative Already. That ought to make them real popular in Trump country.
“The DNC is doing a good job of winning New York and California,” said David Betras, the Democratic county party chair in Mahoning County, Ohio, home to Youngstown. “I’m not saying it’s not important — of course it’s important — but do they honestly think that people that we just laid off another shift at the car plant in my home county give a shit about Russia when they don’t have a frickin’ job?”
Victor Davis Hanson: Revolution and Worse to Come
. . . We are entering revolutionary times. The law is no longer equally applied. The media are the ministry of truth. The Democratic party is a revolutionary force. And it is all getting scary.
Deroy Murdock: Russiagate’s Epic Fail vs. Watergate’s Windfall
The purpose of Mueller’s probe seems simply to probe. Rather than announce that he has found bupkis to tie Trump or his campaign to any Russian effort to secure the Oval Office, Mueller and his pack of pro-Hillary prosecutors keep on keeping on. Remember: Mueller’s team is not a fair and balanced cadre of career prosecutors. Andrew Weissman attended Hillary’s election-night party. James Quarles and Jeannie Rhee maxed out as contributors to Hillary’s campaign, while seven others donated to her candidacy, though less lavishly. Aaron Zebley defended Hillary in various legal actions, and represented Justin Cooper, a  technological aide. Cooper, in turn, literally demolished Hillary’s cell phones with a hammer.

These anti-Trump liberals have every reason to keep their investigation going and going and going and going and going. The Mueller probe’s mere presence anchors a thundercloud permanently over the White House. News of Trump’s domestic and international victories constantly must compete with the latest leaks about whichever bucket of sea water Team Mueller has discovered somewhere. Meanwhile, a whiff of suspicion lingers around Trump. Despite the absence of proof that Trump cavorted with the Kremlin, tens of millions of Americans still wonder what Trump might have done wrong, and when the surveillance tape of him plotting and planning with Putin, in perfect Russian, finally will emerge and vindicate the Left.

And that’s the point: to propel such doubts, through the midterm elections, and perhaps beyond.
And at last, two via Wombat-socho's "In The Mailbox: 04.24.18" American Thinker: John Brennan’s Secret Trip To Moscow, Russian collusion much? Did he hire the "pee girls"? Can he prove he didn't, since that is now the standard. And Mark Steyn: The Real Obstructors of Justice

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