Saturday, June 8, 2019

Russiagate: Twice is Happenstance . . .

And the third time is enemy action, to quote Goldfinger. We now know of two cases for sure where the Mueller report deliberately skipped over evidence the would have tended to indicate better intentions of the parties. The first is the email of Trump lawyer John Dowd to Michael Flynn.
However, after the deceptive omissions in the John Dowd voicemail that were used to construct a potential obstruction charge, it’s beginning to look like a potential pattern from Mueller and his team. Dowd himself predicted that we’d find more such deceptions by omission.
The second is now concealing the known State Dept. affiliations of Manafort’s partner Konstantin Kilimnik, who the Meuller report suggests is a Russian agent:
The incomplete portrayal of Kilimnik is so important to Mueller’s overall narrative that it is raised in the opening of his report. “The FBI assesses” Kilimnik “to have ties to Russian intelligence,” Mueller’s team wrote on Page 6, putting a sinister light on every contact Kilimnik had with Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman.
What it doesn’t state is that Kilimnik was a “sensitive” intelligence source for State going back to at least 2013 while he was still working for Manafort, according to FBI and State Department memos I reviewed, Kilimnik was not just any run-of-the-mill source, either.
I strongly suspect the third such case will turn out to be the Mysterious Mr. Mifsud, who the Mueller team portrays as a Russian agent also, despite considerable evidence of ties to Western intelligence.

Now, prosecutors gonna prosecute, but Mueller is not a special prosecutor but rather a special counsel, brought in for an objective investigation. It appears that he and his team have chosen the first role, and shaded the report to show malign influences at work, where none exist.

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