Thursday, May 30, 2019

Russiagate: Mueller Throws a Stink Bomb

Well, it seemed like we were headed towards a relatively light day of Russiagate, until Bob Mueller decided to speak. Then, at 11 AM yesterday he tossed his grenade into the mix as he closed his office:

Reactions were fast and furious:

Stacy McCain - Good-Bye, Bob

EBL - Robert Mueller Speaks

John Podhoretz, NYPo - Robert Mueller’s ‘final statement’ was a disgraceful mess

Mediaite - Mueller Says He's Not Confident Trump Didn't Commit a Crime

Sean Davis at Da Federalist, Mueller Just Proved His Entire Operation Was A Lawless Political Hit Job

Napolitano at Hot Air - Mueller's message today was that Trump would have been indicted if he weren't president

Ace of Spades HQ - Mueller Tries to Jumpstart Impeachment Effort, Throw the Deep State a Life-Line

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media - Bob Mueller Runs and Hides in Eight Minutes to Avoid Having to Answer One Key Question

Althouse: "Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, will speak about the Russia investigation at 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning..."

Bonchie at Red State - Robert Mueller's New Public Statement Was Cowardice Garbage

Capt. Ed at Hot Air - Mueller: My report speaks for itself -- and here's what Congress should read very, very carefully

NBC - Mueller says charging Trump wasn't an 'option', won't comment beyond his report

Nicholas Ballasy, PJ Media- Mueller: Charging President 'Not an Option We Could Consider,' the Final Report Is 'My Testimony' 

AP - Mueller's public statement fuels calls for Trump impeachment

Byron York, WaEx - Retrospective: Mueller and the fatal flaw of the Trump-Russia affair

Andy McCarthy, NR - Robert Mueller Press Conference Ups Impeachment Pressure on Reluctant Democrats

James Gagliano, WaEx- Robert Mueller says the report speaks for itself. He still needs to testify

The Dersh on Da Hill - Shame on Robert Mueller for exceeding his role 

My opinion? It's been pretty clear for a long time that the Special Counsel's office, urged on by it's staff of Clinton loving Trump haters, and with an expansive idea of what obstruction of justice could be, was aching to bring forth a charge against the President. DOJ rules forbade that directly, so the best they could muster was to sling as much mud as possible. When Barr summarized the report as "no collusion, not enough for obstruction" they set out to give the Democrats as much help as they could along the road to impeachment. In a stunning contradiction he said that the Russians he charged with trying to meddle in our elections were presumed innocent until tried in a court of law, but then implied that Trump was presumed guilty of obstruction, but could not be tried because of DOJ policy. WTF?

With that done, let's just throw out the bones of the leftovers for you to pick over for some meat:

Sundance at  CTH - The “Secret Research Project” – an IRS List, an NSA Database, and Resulting “Files” on Americans… 

Mark Hewitt at AmThink - When Barack Obama declared war on Donald Trump

Sundance at CTH - Christopher Steele Refuses to be Questioned by DOJ Investigator John Durham…

Daniel Chaitin and Jeff Dunleavy, WaEx, James Comey calls Clinton 'dirt' tipster Joseph Mifsud a 'Russian agent'

Sundance at CTH - SSCI Vice-Chairman Mark Warner Tells Intelligence Community to Defy Barr and Democrats Will Protect Them… 

CanadaFreepers - Sessions Guide to burying a federal investigation

Levin: 'All of a sudden, the Democrats don't want transparency' - Conservative Review

Liz Shield at PJ Media - The Morning Briefing: James Comey Excretes Another Op-Ed

Bob Barr (a different Barr) at Da Caller: New York Is Changing The Law To Go After Trump

NYPo- Why Democrats’ grab for Trump’s taxes is doomed to fail

Da Beast - Hillary initially cheered when Trump fired Comey, new book reports

Strief at Red State - Stefan Halper Is Sued for Defamation and It Might Blow up the Whole Russia Investigation

Gateway - Joe diGenova: John Huber Investigation of Clinton Foundation is a Farce - Never Even Started

Sharyl Attkisson on Da Hill - Why obstruction and cover-up charges smack of desperation 

Leo Goldstein at PJ Media, The Trump 'Secret Server' Hoax Was a Subplot of the DNC Spygate Strategy to Foment the Russia Collusion Conspiracy

Michael Ledeen at PJ Media - It's Time for a Thoroughgoing Revamping of the Intelligence Community

Chicago Tribune - Why have Democrats lost their curiosity over the Trump-Russia story?

New Yorker - The Case to Impeach Trump for Bigotry

Twitchy - Talk about fake news: CNN’s John Berman takes a swing at Donald Trump over Robert Mueller and misses

Hollywood in Toto -Theater Cancels 'FBI Lovebirds,' Citing 'Violent Threats'

Ace of Spades HQ - Washington DC Theater Cancels "Lovebirds," the Dramatic Reading of the Strzok/Page Emails, Due to "Threats of Violence"

Linked by EBL in Robert Mueller Speaks.

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