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Mueller set to deliver findings “after the midterm elections”

Robert Mueller’s rigged witch hunt has been building to this moment.

He’s been lurking in the shadows for months, snooping through every aspect of Donald Trump’s life.  But he just took everyone by surprise with this shocking announcement about impeachment.

Bloomberg News rocked Washington with a report that Mueller was set to submit his findings after the election.  It will include his final report on whether he found any evidence of Russian collusion or obstruction of justice.

Bloomberg claimed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is pressing Mueller to wrap up his investigation, and critics argue it has gone on too long.  Mueller terrorized Trump and his associates for nearly 18 months, and did not produce even one indictment for collusion.

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert appeared on Fox News to discuss this new report.  Gohmert asserted that Mueller leaked this information to help the Democrats in the midterm election.

“There’s no way they’re going to wrap this up before the election. They need this to help the Democrats in the election,” Gohmert began.  “Why in the world do you have to release a statement saying you’re pretty well through, you’re coming out with a report right after the election?  To affect the election – that’s all Mueller cares about.”

Gohmert believes Mueller knows he is in trouble.

Mueller wants to tip the election in the Democrats favor so they don’t investigate his abuses of power.

“If he can help the Democrats take the majority in the House, then some of his potential crimes can go unobserved and uninvestigated,” Gohmert declared.  “So, he’s wanting to make things for the Trump Administration just as difficult as possible. He’s still got a revenge motive, because the president didn’t reappoint him to be head of the FBI.  So, you know, he’s leaking that now to try to influence the election,” he said.

Mueller Knows His Scheme To Frame Trump Failed

Gohmert also said that Mueller decided to leak this now so Democrats can prepare for his report to disappoint them.  “By giving information out earlier about not having indictments, particularly of the president himself, that’s Mueller trying to prepare the Democrats so they won’t be as mad at him as he’s afraid they’re going to be, because there’s just nothing there.”

“So he’s doing two things: trying to prepare the Democrats with ‘Don’t be mad at me, we just haven’t found stuff and can’t indict,’ and, then, at the same time, they’re not going to have any bad report on obstruction. They’re not going to have any evidence, hard evidence of collusion between the president and the Russians – that came from Hillary’s team,” he stated.

Gohmert concluded, “So they’re leaking information about a report – that’s about as much damage as they can do to the Trump Administration, but they’re still doing what they can to hurt Mr. Trump and the Republicans.”

It stands to reason that Rod Rosenstein would want Mueller to wrap up his phony investigation because collusion with Russia was a fake news story right from the beginning.

Mueller should have investigated Hillary Clinton, not Trump.  Lots of lies and collusion to be found if you look at the Democrats.

 

[From an article published by GREAT AMERICAN DAILY]

 

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President Trump waived both executive privilege and attorney-client privilege because he was so confident of his innocence relative to Special Counsel probe

White House Counsel says he “never saw Mr. Trump go beyond his legal authorities.”

There is now no excuse for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to ask to interview President Trump.

In fact, it is now clear the investigators have been given so much information about the president’s actions and had such remarkably open access, they should just close shop and write their final report.

They no longer have any grounds for going to court to get a subpoena to compel the president to testify.

Mueller’s fatal mistake was revealed Saturday in The New York Times story titled, “White House Counsel, Don McGahn, Has Cooperated Extensively in Mueller Inquiry.” Michael Schmidt and Maggie Haberman reported that there were at least 30 hours of interviews between the Mueller team and the White House Counsel.

Don McGahn asserted throughout the interviews that “he never saw Mr. Trump go beyond his legal authorities.”

McGahn’s cooperation is historically unique because President Trump waived both executive privilege and attorney-client privilege. President Trump was so confident of his innocence that he waived both of these protections to allow the Special Counsel to thoroughly question the White House attorney.

We are now at the end of the failed investigation.

Accepting such a thorough and detailed briefing from the White House Counsel will ultimately hurt the efforts of Mueller’s team of left-wing Democratic lawyers.

McGahn is a very widely-respected lawyer, who thoroughly understands the difference between legal and illegal behavior – and he was in the room for virtually all of President Trump’s activities.

It couldn’t be more clear: The Trump White House was comfortable talking for 30 hours with a pack of high-powered, very tough-minded investigators, because the president has done nothing wrong.

Nevertheless, at every stage, Mueller has conducted an aggressive, one-sided, and increasingly irresponsible investigation.

Mueller was brought in to seek the truth about whether there was collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russians to impact the 2016 election.

His first step down the road of abusive aggressiveness was to hire a completely partisan team of mostly Democrat attorneys. Mueller could have hired a balanced team of Republican and Democratic lawyers. He could have avoided hiring lawyers who had worked for Hillary Clinton or gone to the Clinton election night party. Instead he hired totally biased opponents of Trump – who all want to take down the president.

The Manafort trial is a case study in how a ruthless prosecutor can use the power of the state to intimidate and punish an individual.

Mueller’s second step down the road was to find accusations that had nothing to do with the election, the Russians, or a question of collusion.

Look at the outrageous abuse of Paul Manafort. Manafort had been campaign chairman. He had ties with foreign businessmen. He had done extensive business in Ukraine. I’m sure the Mueller team believed if anyone was the obvious entry point for collusion, it would have been Manafort.

Yet they found nothing.

Let me repeat this, because it is so ignored by the daily media headlines: The Mueller team found no evidence of Manafort colluding with any foreign entities on the 2016 election.

Manafort is being tried over tax and banking issues that have nothing to do with Russian collusion or any election.

In fact, the Manafort trial is a case study in how a ruthless prosecutor can use the power of the state to intimidate and punish an individual. Manafort and his wife were awakened in their pajamas in pre-dawn hours by FBI agents conducting a raid on their residence – even though the previous day Manafort had been cooperating with the Senate’s investigative body. Furthermore, there was no evidence Manafort represented any danger of violence or flight. The early morning attack was designed to frighten Manafort and send a signal to other potential witnesses to cooperate – or else.

An extraordinary abuse of power was displayed through Mueller’s holding of Manafort in solitary confinement in a cell for 23 hours a day as he awaited trial. This level of deprivation is astonishing when done to an American citizen, who has committed no violent crimes and has not been convicted of anything. Again, it is an effort to intimidate and coerce.

Mueller also understands that every person he goes after has to hire lawyers, spend their lifetime savings, and potentially end up deeply in debt to simply protect themselves from government lawyers who could potentially put them in prison.

Now, we are at the end of Mueller’s failed investigation.

With McGahn’s 30 hours of testimony, it is clear there is no evidence of President Trump either colluding with the Russians or engaging in illegal obstruction of justice.

Saturday’s New York Times piece should be the end of the story.

No sitting president has the time for distractions as big as the Mueller investigation absent the showing of a compelling need – the most important element of which is that any information President Trump has cannot be derived from some other source.

President Trump has not invoked any privilege and has permitted complete access to his White House Counsel, as well as others. Mueller can no longer even come close to meeting the compelling need standard.

As such, it is time to shut the investigation down and allow the president to do what Americans hired him to do – focus on making America great again.  Continuing to draw out this partisan investigation only serves to confirm what most Americans now understand – it had no basis in law or fact.

Mueller should write his report to Congress and return to his retirement.

 

[From an article by Newt Gingrich written for FOX NEWS]

 

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Mueller’s first indictments should make Trump ecstatic

This week’s announcement that special counsel Robert Mueller produced a federal indictment against Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates has Democrats calling it a bombshell.

In truth, President Trump is probably ecstatic that the concerted efforts of 17 federal prosecutors and many months of investigation turned up absolutely nothing that includes the name of the president or any tampering with the past election.

Of course, news sources like Huffington Post and Salon see these indictments as proof that President Trump is in deep trouble. Matthew Rozsa of Salon writes that President Trump may be publicly claiming to be unfazed by the Mueller indictments, but the infamous ‘unnamed sources’ in the White House say Trump is privately apprehensive about what might happen next.

Rozsa writes:

“’The walls are closing in. Everyone is freaking out,’ one senior Republican told The Washington Post. Trump was reported to be personally upset at the possibility that the Mueller probe will start to look into his private financial matters and was generally annoyed that the focus on the investigation distracted public attention from his policy initiatives like tax reform.”

The truth is this: Mueller has now proven that his investigation is a fishing expedition that has nothing to do with what the Justice Department commissioned him to do, and the President knows it.

Paul Manafort was targeted by Mueller months ago because, as a top Republican strategist, he had a well-known track record of working for foreign politicians. He was campaign manager for Trump, but only for a brief time after his business dealings in Ukraine came under intense scrutiny.

Manafort and his associate, Richard W. Gates, have been charged with conspiring to conceal from the U.S. government that they may have been unregistered foreign agents for Ukraine, and may have taken part in a money-laundering conspiracy. Manafort has pled not guilty to these alleged crimes which are very far removed from the 2016 election.

In spite of what the mainstream media portrays, the charges themselves are not a slam dunk, and even if proven have no connection to President Trump or any supposed Russian collusion tainting our electoral system.

Andrew C. McCarthy, writing for The National Review, says:

“Do not be fooled by the ‘Conspiracy against the United States’ heading on Count One (page 23 of the indictment). This case has nothing to do with what Democrats and the media call ‘the attack on our democracy’ (i.e., the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 election, supposedly in ‘collusion’ with the Trump campaign).”

Manafort’s indictment is really a huge win for Trump. He is not a longtime friend of the president, and did not have the kind of personal connection normally expected in a campaign manager. Manafort was brought into the campaign because of his experience in dealing with party infighting going back to the Ford-Reagan fight in 1976, and he left the post after only a few months.

More importantly, there is nothing in the indictment that relates to the 2016 election, then-candidate Trump, or anyone in his inner circle.

What is most telling is what the indictment does not include.  What the indictment fails to do is put the president of the United States in any legal peril. In spite of initial glee from Democrats, Mueller’s first effort is not remotely the direct hit they are wishing it was.

Manafort’s work for the Trump campaign is not even mentioned in the indictment. Few see Manafort as having clean hands in his own business dealings in Ukraine and other countries, but none of those intersect with the Oval Office in any way.

Collusion isn’t a federal crime, and it’s likely Trump’s base will not be swayed even if proven. But the very idea of such is a fairy tale was invented by a desperate Hillary Clinton to salvage her election hopes. The irony is, as President Trump has pointed out, Clinton, Mueller, and other Democrats may very soon come to wish they had not pointed the spotlight on shady business dealings with Russia.

From President Trump’s perspective, the indictment is a gift.  Republicans can now point out that the special counsel has no case for collusion. Former FBI director James Comey’s multiple assurances that Trump is not a suspect to this point have proven to be true.  Additionally, Mueller’s prosecutorial overreach is exactly what Trump has called it – a witch hunt.

Is President Trump annoyed by all the unnecessary distraction? No doubt. But afraid of a fight? At this point he may relish it.

 

[From an article published by CONSERVATIVE ZONE]

 

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