The Mueller Report: A Monumental Travesty

18 04 2019

 By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

The Mueller Report has been released, and it can be downloaded and read here: Mueller Report-19-4-18[2]

Every American should be up in arms that Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel in the first place.  There is every reason to believe that he has committed multiple crimes, including treason.  He should have been prosecuted, not put in charge of a “witch hunt” to destroy the presidency of Donald Trump.[3]

His fellow co-conspirators include but are not limited to the following high-ranking officials of the U.S. government, each of whom should be prosecuted for their many crimes:

Barack Obama; former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton; former Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch; Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former Deputy AG Sally Yates; former FBI Director James Comey; former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper; former CIA Director John Brennan; former National Security Advisor Susan Rice; former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe; Senior Advisor to Obama, Valerie Jarrett; and DOJ/FBI current or former employees such as Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Andrew Weissmann.[4]

It is worth repeating:

The Mueller witch hunt has been a travesty from the very beginning.  All persons involved with this costly and traitorous undertaking—including the concerted efforts to destroy the candidacy and presidency of Donald Trump—must be subjected to the maximum punishments authorized by American law, so this never happens again in U.S. history.

Nothing less will suffice.

Indeed, until this happens, no American should believe in our legal system—or that justice exists in the United States—ever again.[5]

What has happened, and continues to happen, amounts to the greatest scandal in American history.

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© 2019, Timothy D. Naegele


[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass). He and his firm, Timothy D. Naegele & Associates, specialize in Banking and Financial Institutions Law, Internet Law, Litigation and other matters (see www.naegele.com and Timothy D. Naegele Resume). He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., www.naegele.com/whats_new.html#articles), and can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  The report comes in two parts, Volumes I and II.  Volume II begins on page 208 of the 448 pages—which can be downloaded for free by clicking on the link to the left of this footnote number in the text of this article, or by clicking here: Mueller Report-19-4-18

See also https://www.justice.gov/sco (“Special Counsel’s Office, The United States Department of Justice”)

[3]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/robert-mueller-should-be-executed-for-treason/ (“Robert Mueller Should Be Executed For Treason”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/06/what-atrocities-did-robert-mueller-commit-in-vietnam/ (“What Atrocities Did Robert Mueller Commit In Vietnam?”)

[4]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/robert-mueller-should-be-executed-for-treason/#comment-16041 (“Robert Mueller Is A Traitor Who Must Receive The Most Severe Punishment Possible Under American Laws”)

[5]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/24/the-mueller-witch-hunt-is-over/ (“The Mueller Witch Hunt Is Over”); see also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/15/the-department-of-injustices-inspector-general-is-complicit-in-the-deep-state-cover-up/ (“The Department Of Injustice’s Inspector General Is Complicit In The Deep-State Cover-Up!”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/should-barack-obama-be-executed-for-treason/ (“Should Barack Obama Be Executed For Treason?”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/06/what-atrocities-did-robert-mueller-commit-in-vietnam/ (“What Atrocities Did Robert Mueller Commit In Vietnam?”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/robert-mueller-should-be-executed-for-treason/ (“Robert Mueller Should Be Executed For Treason”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/the-real-russian-conspiracy-barack-obama-the-clintons-and-the-sale-of-americas-uranium-to-russias-killer-putin/ (“The Real Russian Conspiracy: Barack Obama, The Clintons, And The Sale Of America’s Uranium To Russia’s Killer Putin”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/justice-and-the-law-do-not-mix/ (“Justice And The Law Do Not Mix”)

Some of the Special Counsel’s expenditures are set forth as follows: Statement of Expenditures May 17, 2017 through September 30, 2017; Statement of Expenditures October 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018; and Statement of Expenditures April 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

They total $12,287,852.00 at a minimum.  But see https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/the-mueller-report-a-monumental-travesty/#comment-16935 (“A 2-year, $35 Million Witch Hunt Ends”)

Of course, this does not include any investigation of the real Russian conspiracy involving Barack Obama, the Clintons and the sale of 20 percent of America’s vital Uranium assets to Russia’s killer Putin—which occurred when Robert Mueller was the FBI Director—or the countless other crimes committed by the co-conspirators.


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18 04 2019
H. Craig Bradley

WHAT THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION MEANS

The Mueller Report and Investigations were not done for the benefit of “the people” but on behalf of the people by the political elites. Thus, this whole drama is in reality a battle royal between the political elites for power; essentially a power struggle and its far from over. By the way, true “Rule of Law” never really existed, even in the United States.

The elites still want Trump out by any means necessary so one of their own ( a career member of the “Deep State”) can run the country their way with no effective opposition. In that case, “The People” would have to just go along, like it or not. This is what happened already in California. It’s a one-party ruled state. Now, it’s a battle for All of America with no prisoners taken.

Conservative author and academic, Dr. Thomas Sowell said in a recent interview he is concerned we may not make it in the long term. His concern is well justified, as the country could ultimately fail or collapse into collectivism. It’s a real threat to be taken seriously, but most voters remain asleep or apathetic. They have much to lose if they have not figured it out, as yet. Californians have not figured it out and maybe they never will either.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/03/06/thomas_sowell_warns_us_may_not_resist_calls_for_socialism_i_woudnt_bet_on_it.html

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/armstrongeconomics101/understanding-cycles/there-are-no-coincidences-why-history-repeats/

18 04 2019
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Craig, for your comments.

Again, I believe fervently in the collective wisdom of the American people, including Californians.

The pendulum swings, and it is likely to swing back in favor of “sanity.”

22 04 2019
ron michaels

The Obama Objective was, and is, to reconfigure the demographics of the United States in a way where the future only will be Democrats in Congress and in State Governments. There is no obvious way to stop this progression. As only one example of the immigration insanity perpetuated on our country by Obama and his cohorts, they transplanted hundreds of thousands of foreign-born Muslims into various key markets throughout the country (most notably, Hennepin County, Minnesota — Minneapolis). These types of insertions of huge cohorts of “illegal aliens” will change the entire voting structure of our country and guarantee that no Republican ever will serve in government again Added to this travesty, the Crisis at the Border is guaranteed to add millions of “illegal aliens” from Mexico and South America (soon, Venezuela will send its swarms) to our Democrat voting roles with forged documents and carefully structured voting orders (like the results of the mid-term election in 2018). The Democrats always have had only one agenda: to do away with any other political party and gain quick access to the trillions of dollars they can issue to their “constituents” by the bucketfull to guarantee they’ll vote as they’re told. It’s nice to think of changing everything back to the “old days” but that road is closed. The Democrats were hesitant for years to implement their program but as they became more aggressive and outspoken through the early 21st Century, they now are combative and ordering the Republicans to do their bidding without questioning Democrat authority. And the Republicans have jumped on board and become participants rather than defenders of the Constitution and the Flag. President Trump sees the disaster on the horizon but the Congress has become so collaborative through the years that Republicans no longer challenge the Democrats for fear that the long-established “Congressional camaradarie” will no longer be “collegial.” The Republicans don’t even notice that the solution is impossible. They’re being patronized by the Democrats to believe otherwise but, it’s over, folks. Nobody wants to take the bitter medicine to fix the broken institutions. We have brought the 4th Century barbarity into the 21st and it will consume us from within. It must be removed en masse and without hesitation. The largest ships and planes available must be filled quickly and non-stop and those who have been transplanted to the United States as part of this Democrat strategy must be removed before they can take root.

22 04 2019
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Ron, for your comments.

Yours constitute a dire warning that must be taken seriously, and acted on. Nothing less will suffice.

18 04 2019
Timothy D. Naegele

The Crisis Of Separated Powers: A Special Counsel Can Come Close To Destroying A Presidency

An editorial of The New York Sun states:

The denouement of the Special Counsel investigation — unfolding on the Imax of the Internet — illuminates nothing so much as the fact that our republic is in a crisis of separated powers. It shows that a special counsel can come close to destroying a presidency even in cases where, as now seems clear in respect of President Trump, there was neither collusion with a foreign power nor obstruction of justice.

This is what happens when our press, politicians, and prosecutors ignore the constitutional principle of separated powers and press for or set up either an independent or special prosecutor. Such a blunder destroyed Richard Nixon’s presidency, damaged President Reagan’s, nearly kneecapped President George H.W. Bush’s, and almost destroyed Bill Clinton’s presidency.

Yet rarely has the crisis of separated powers been thrown into such sharp relief as in the case of Mr. Trump. Feature the press conference at which Attorney General Barr presented Robert Mueller’s report. The moment came as Mr. Barr was being questioned in respect of Mr. Mueller’s decision neither to prosecute nor to exonerate the President in respect of obstruction of justice. Mr. Mueller left it to Mr. Barr.

The special prosecutor did so, Mr. Barr reported, not because of Justice Department policy against indicting the president. Rather Mr. Mueller couldn’t determine that there was a crime, though he came close. Mr. Barr then decided not to pursue charges. When a reporter asked Mr. Barr why, the AG explained the nature of the prosecutorial function — only to be asked this astonishing question:

“Did the special counsel indicate that he wanted you to make the decision or that it should be left to Congress?” That is, after two generations of debate about special counsels and separated powers, a reporter sitting in the front row of a press conference in the Justice Department asked whether the special counsel wanted Congress to make the decision on whether to prosecute.

Mr. Barr said that Mr. Mueller had not indicated that his purpose was to leave the decision to Congress. How could he have? The Constitution grants to Congress a whole list of powers — to, say, levy taxes, declare war, regulate commerce, coin money. Nowhere, though, does it grant Congress the power to prosecute crimes or decide whether they should be prosecuted.

On the contrary, it specifically grants the prosecutorial power — and duty — to the president alone. It does so in Article II, where it says of the President: “He shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.” The idea of the Congress making a decision on whether to prosecute a President, or anyone else, would have floored the Founding Fathers.

It’s not just the press that is floundering on this head. No less a figure than Neal Katyal is plumping for Congress to step in. Mr. Katyal, who as an aide to President Clinton wrote the special counsel regulations, suggested today on Savannah Guthrie’s broadcast that Mr. Mueller thought Congress ought to have handled the decision on whether to prosecute. Mr. Mueller can, and no doubt will, speak for himself.

Just to be clear, though, Congress has no power to prosecute a crime. It may be that what Mr. Katyal wants is for Congress to impeach Mr. Trump. The House certainly has that power. Even then, though, the only thing impeachment can accomplish, if the Senate convicts, is removing, and further disqualifying, a president from office. Any subsequent criminal prosecution could be decided by, and only by, the executive branch.

Most amazing is the fact that the only one in this whole drama who seems to grasp the seriousness of separated powers is President Trump. It is why Mr. Trump was so furious, even crazed, at the appointment of a special counsel. Mr. Trump knew how wrong it was that Mr. Mueller was beyond his control politically, if not technically, even while the special counsel exercised powers belonging to the president.

No wonder Mr. Trump has been vowing, as he did again today, that this sort of thing should never again happen to a president. A top-to-bottom reform of the regulations so as to address that point would be the best thing to come out of this tragedy. President Trump and Attorney General Barr have the chance now to protect our next and future presidents, so that they shall never more be separated from the powers properly granted only to them.

See https://www.nysun.com/editorials/trump-and-the-crisis-of-separated-powers/90653/ (“President Trump and the Crisis of Separated Powers“) (emphasis added)

Robert Mueller and his fellow treasonous co-conspirators helped to steal the mid-term congressional elections last year, among their many crimes.

The Left and far-Left Democrats will continue their treasonous conduct until they are destroyed. And yes, lots of us began as Democrats, but will never vote for one again.

19 04 2019
Timothy D. Naegele

A 2-year, $35 Million Witch Hunt Ends

The White House has announced:

This morning, after two years and $35 million of taxpayer money wasted, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report concluded what President Donald J. Trump has told the American people from day one: There has been no collusion or obstruction of justice.

Attorney General William Barr addressed reporters this morning from the Department of Justice, explaining that he would transmit copies of a public version of the Special Counsel’s report to Congress at 11 a.m. today. Furthermore, in the ultimate act of transparency, he announced that the Administration would make the report available to the general public through the Justice Department’s own website.

“The Special Counsel found no evidence that any American—including anyone associated with the Trump campaign—conspired or coordinated with the Russian government” in its efforts to interfere with the 2016 election, the Attorney General said.

No collusion. No obstruction. Yet here is the time and effort it cost the United States Government, at the demand of Congressional Democrats, to reach that conclusion:

• 675 days—nearly 2 years—from when Mueller was appointed to when he produced his final report for Attorney General Barr

• 2,800+ subpoenas issued from the Special Counsel’s office

• 500 witnesses interviewed

• Nearly 500 search warrants carried out

• More than 230 communications records demanded

• More than $35 million spent

Some on the left will still claim it wasn’t enough. After years of unsubstantiated speculation—including from many in the mainstream media—the far left remains too committed to a false collusion narrative to let it go. But it is time for Americans across the political spectrum to come together and call on Congress to govern rather than obstruct.

“While many Democrats will cling to discredited allegations, the American people can be confident President Trump and I will continue to focus where we always have, on advancing an agenda that’s making our nation stronger, safer, and more secure,” Vice President Mike Pence said in a statement.

Today, the witch hunt is over. What Congressional Democrats choose to do now will define both Washington and Americans’ faith in government for years to come. Will they continue to try to delegitimize a duly elected President, or will they at last work with him in good faith to deliver a positive agenda for middle- and working-class America?

See https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/ (“1600 Daily. April 18, 2019“) (emphasis in original)

What a travesty—of monumental, treasonous, historical proportions.

The treasonous co-conspirators must pay with their lives, behind bars or otherwise. Nothing less will suffice.

19 04 2019
Timothy D. Naegele

The Thread That Runs Through Trump Opponents: Vicious Societal Misfits

They are Leftists or even farther Left. Many are so far to the Left that they make Bernie Sanders seem like a centrist.

There is no such thing as a “progressive.” it is a term that has been coined or affixed to them, to cloud, obscure or mask their true natures, identities and intentions.

They are the Jerrold Nadlers; the Adam Schiffs; the racist Maxine Waterses and Elijah Cummingses; the Richard Blumenthals (who lied repeatedly that he served with our military in Vietnam); the Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warrens (who lied repeatedly about her native-American heritage); the Kamala Harrises (who rose to “fame” and recognition as former San Francisco mayor WIllie Brown’s ho); and the list goes on and on.

In another time and country, they would have been considered the dregs of society, and __. It is as though the inmates have taken over the asylum, and want to run it. To deflect attention from their radical views, they will continue to do what they did to Richard Nixon (Watergate) and Ronald Reagan (Iran Contra): seek to destroy the Trump presidency.

Indeed, the Daily Beast has published a report from Reuters:

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the day after the Mueller report’s release that he will hold televised hearings on President Trump’s alleged misconduct in office before considering impeachment. “We will have major hearings,” Nadler told WNYC. “Barr and Mueller are just the first. We will call many other people, we’ll see who they are.” Nadler has asked the attorney general and special counsel to testify next month. When asked if he was considering charging Trump in Congress, Nadler was noncommittal. “The idea is not whether to debate articles of impeachment,” he said. “The idea is to find out exactly what went on, who did what, what institutional safeguards were gotten around and how they were gotten around, and then decide what to do about it.” Nadler subpoenaed Barr for the un-redacted Mueller report and underlying evidence on Friday.

See https://www.thedailybeast.com/nadler-vows-major-hearings-with-barr-mueller-trump-figures (“Nadler Vows ‘Major Hearings’ With Barr, Mueller, Others“) (emphasis added); see also https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/apr/19/elizabeth-warren-joins-push-trump-impeachment/ (“Warren: Begin Trump impeachment“)

These are not kind or altruistic or principled people. They are vicious, un-American, narcissistic traitors, who care more about destroying a presidency than helping their great nation. Needless to say, our enemies (e.g., China, killer Putin’s Russia, North Korea) are salivating as they watch this spectacle.

The only way to deal with vicious animals is to put them down, and out of their misery. They cannot be dealt with, listened to, compromised with, or coddled. They are angry and unprincipled; and the House Democrats (and their cohorts in the Mainstream/FAKE media) will use the Mueller report as a “roadmap” for impeachment—between now and next year’s elections, and as long as President Trump (or any other Republican president) is in office.

And yes, lots of us began as Democrats, but will never vote for one again.

Perhaps their most vivid “symbol” today is the once-great and beloved city of San Francisco. Their goal seems to have America run by misfits—and “freaks.” It was described years ago by George Orwell in his prescient Animal Farm, where all animals were equal until the Pigs reigned supreme and subjugated the other animals.

Their goal—the Pigs of the Left—is power; and they have been rising from the ashes of their political defeats in the 2016 elections, which fuels their viciousness.

See, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm (“Animal Farm“) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/01/the-death-of-new-york-city/#comment-14019 (“THE DEATH OF SAN FRANCISCO?“)

19 04 2019
H. Craig Bradley

WEIMAR AMERICA ?

Nothing made the blood of Adolf Hitler boil more than seeing good Germans in abject poverty while a “driveling idiot” was given free room and board at a luxury facility. Relative to the other Germans in poverty and often on the street at the time (1932) it was luxury. Warm bed too vs. the Streets of Munich. Fast forward and we have similar state government priorities ( upside down, that is ). This was the social and financial context that enabled Adolf to gain a following and political power and ultimately a position as Fuhrer.

Socialism never actually works and Adolf found out early-on in the twenties that what works best is a dictatorship, which he aggressively pursued while talking “socialism” (not communism).

Yes, Hitler was a socialist- a National Socialist. He was strictly for native born Germans, not other ethnic groups. He took care of his own, something that will probably repeat right here in the United States in due course if we continue to talk and pursue socialism. Even Cher has recently Tweeted there is something wrong when we neglect our Veterans and our own citizens in favor of illegal immigrants and others. Remember this, Anglos are nice, so very, very nice until they are horrid. Horrid is coming folks.

20 04 2019
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Craig, for your comments.

Here is Cher’s Tweet: https://www.twitter.com/cher/status/1117491420934365185

21 04 2019
Timothy D. Naegele

Media Madness Is Crippling America [UPDATED]

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich has written:

Watching the first wave of reaction to Attorney General Barr’s Press Conference and the release of the Mueller Report led me to conclude America is trapped in a cycle of media madness.

This media madness is crippling the country, maximizing partisan divisions, and absorbing so much time and energy that it cripples America in trying to come to grips with dangers that could destroy us.

Mueller reported after a nearly two-year effort which involved 19 lawyers, 40 staff, more than 2,800 subpoenas, nearly 500 search warrants, and around 500 witnesses. The investigation spent more than $25 million.

If the Mueller team could have found President Trump guilty, they would have. After all, Mueller recruited as his legal team – 14 Democrats, 12 of whom have contributed to Democrats. Of these lawyers seven were Clinton donors, one attended Clinton’s election night party, and one represented the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton herself.

Far from being innocent of bias, two of the Mueller team’s lawyers met with Christopher Steele, the author of the discredited dossier, before the 2016 election.

For supposed balance, Mueller had one Republican lawyer on the team and zero Trump donors.

When almost two years of digging by this anti-Trump wolfpack could produce no signs of guilt, it is reasonable to conclude that was because there were no signs of guilt.

However, the anti-Trump news media has too much invested in hating Trump to give up just because two years of work by 14 highly motivated, aggressive Democrat lawyers found no laws broken.

The first 24 hours of coverage give a pretty good clue to the next phase of this madness. Every small item in the Mueller report will become an excuse to harass the Trump team and Republicans in general (note the nasty tone of the CBS interview with Sarah Sanders over whether she used one word wrongly).

Just watch: Reporters who were totally wrong will interview Democratic politicians who were totally wrong, and they both will focus on the next phase of the anti-Trump cycle. It doesn’t matter how often reporters have been demonstrably wrong and misled by their anonymous sources, they still pontificate as though they know something. It doesn’t matter how much Democratic congressmen or senators were wrong, they will just launch a new attack on President Trump.

The fascinating thing is President Trump’s ability to ignore the madness and focus on leading the country. Through all the hysteria, he has been able to focus on getting conservative judges on the federal bench, cutting regulations, tax cuts, job creation, North Korea, the Middle East, Venezuela, China, and trade negotiations with multiple countries – even with 92 percent negative news coverage and Democrats attacking him every day.

It has been impressive watching the President limit his responses to Twitter attacks and sections of his rally speeches while continuing to hold meetings and focus on the vast substantive challenges facing America.

Now President Trump is liberated from the dark cloud of the Mueller investigation. After 448 pages, the conclusion was no collusion of any kind with Russia and no proof of obstruction of justice strong enough to warrant prosecution.

Given the ongoing hostility and negativity with this positive report, imagine what would have happened if President Trump had received the kind of judgment Ken Starr rendered on President Bill Clinton.

In the Starr Report, Clinton was found to be guilty of breaking the law 11 times. Seven of those charges included acts of perjury (some multiple times), and five were explicitly obstruction of justice (including the ninth charge of witness tampering).

Imagine where we would be today if Robert Mueller had used the word guilty on 11 different counts involving President Trump. Imagine where we would be if the Mueller Report had said President Trump was guilty of five counts of obstruction of justice.

That is where the Left, the news media, and the Democrats had hoped Mueller would end up. They were counting on a definitive finding of guilt – just as they were counting on Hillary Clinton to win on election night 2016.

Instead, they were forced to come to grips with a Donald Trump presidency (anyone can see it has been agonizing for them). So, now the Left is once again having to come to grips with deep, bitter disappointment.

The 2016 disappointment led the Left to invent the Russian collusion explanation because they could not bring themselves to tell Hillary it was her fault she lost.

I’m interested to see where this latest traumatic disappointment will lead them – and what they will latch on to as their next vehicle for avoiding reality.

Meanwhile, the reality of the Trump presidency – and the renewed strength of President Trump as a vindicated innocent man – will continue to change America in a direction the country likes and the Left hates.

See https://www.facebook.com/newtgingrich/posts/10157185020079197 (emphasis added); see also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt_Gingrich (“Newt Gingrich“)

It is important to repeat:

[T]he Left, the news media, and the Democrats . . . were counting on a definitive finding of guilt – just as they were counting on Hillary Clinton to win on election night 2016.

And most importantly:

This media madness . . . cripples America in trying to come to grips with dangers that could destroy us.

See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/24/the-mueller-witch-hunt-is-over/#comment-16628 (“White House Warns of Nation-Ending EMP Attacks On USA“)

EMP Attack on USA

22 04 2019
Timothy D. Naegele

The FBI Is America’s KGB, And Should Not Be Trusted

FBI is the new KGB

Conrad Black—the Canadian-born, British former newspaper publisher, author and life peer—has written for The New York Sun:

The Mueller Report, despite the best efforts of the chief author and his partisan investigative staff, is a bone-crushing defeat for the president’s enemies. There is not a whit of evidence that any American collaborated with any Russian to alter the results of the 2016 presidential election, and there is extensive evidence that the Trump campaign was the subject of enticements to collaborate and rebuffed all of them at all levels.

The laborious bulk of Mr. Mueller’s minute description of completely inconsequential twists and turns in his investigation leaves the reader in no doubt of his thoroughness, and in no doubt of the complete absence of any case that could be made for collusion, let alone cooperation in an actual crime of attempting to influence the election illegally.

As there is clearly no excuse for the special counsel to have been established, Mr. Mueller devotes the second half of his report to an effort to scratch together a virtual justification for it, by leading the reader through another maze to imply that there might be a conceivable case against the president for obstruction of justice. He acknowledges that he does not have a clear idea of the president’s motives, and so cannot judge if there was a corrupt motive, but cannot exonerate him either.

This is a reprehensibly unjust and shabby device. A special counsel is not in the exoneration business. If he thinks he has evidence of a crime by an incumbent president, that reaches the point of being beyond a reasonable doubt, he recommends impeachment. By this standard, nobody could ever be exonerated of anything—all you could say is that you don’t have enough, or in the case of collusion with Russia, any, evidence.

Mr. Trump could, in theory, still be guilty of colluding with the Russians to rig the last election; there just is not a scintilla of evidence to support that conclusion. The criteria for obstruction are as enumerated by the attorney general in his summary of conclusions almost two weeks before the report was released: a corrupt act with corrupt intent in order to obstruct an actual or apprehended legal proceeding.

There was no crime that Mr. Trump was attempting to withhold or shelter from just discovery and adjudication, no evidence of a corrupt intent, and no corrupt act. There is only, though Mr. Mueller did not have the elemental decency to put it so clearly, though the attorney general did, evidence that the president was frequently annoyed at being tormented and defamed as a suspect in the commission of a heinous offense, of which he was not only innocent, but which did not occur.

There was no excuse for the setting up of this special investigation. The previous special prosecutor legislation required a high confidence level that a crime had been committed. There was obviously no such thing in this case. If Attorney General Sessions had to recuse because of his presumably inadvertent, mistaken answers to questions in his confirmation hearings about speaking with the Russian ambassador, then he should have resigned.

This would have allowed the president to name someone who could do the job through the difficulties that were clearly being fanned and seeded. The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, should not have buckled to Democratic pressure that was escalated by fired FBI director James Comey’s illegal leak to the New York Times designed to provoke the appointment of a special counsel.

Having determined to do so anyway, Mr. Rosenstein should not have asked Mr. Mueller to perform that function, given Mr. Mueller’s entire identification with the FBI and close past association with Messrs. Comey and Rosenstein, including in the Uranium One affair involving the Clintons.

Mr. Rosenstein had recommended the dismissal of Mr. Comey and signed an application for renewal of a FISA warrant authorizing surveillance of Carter Page, a minor former advisor to the Trump campaign on a basis that he should have known was false-the Steele dossier.

The official Comey-Rosenstein position was that that dossier was “salacious and unverified” but they had reason to know that it was defamatory campaign fiction commissioned and paid for by the Clinton campaign. Mr. Rosenstein had more reason to recuse than Mr. Sessions did, and Mr. Mueller had every reason to decline to take on the assignment.

Mr. Rosenstein should never have tolerated the assembly by Mr. Mueller of an investigative team that was so incandescently partisan and anti-Trump, and the acting FBI director, Andrew McCabe, was too conflicted, with his wife’s status as a Democratic state candidate in Virginia and protegee of the Clintons, and should never have had anything to do with any of it.

All of these positions that should have been adopted but were not, should have been looked into by Mr. Mueller, instead of his wasting over a year in nonsense about obstruction, when it was obvious from the first day that there had been no crime to cover up or incite obstruction.

He would have stayed closer to his assignment if he had chased up the Steele dossier and armed himself to report what the intelligence directors, John Brennan and James Clapper, and Messrs. Comey and McCabe, and the third-ranking officer of the Justice Department, Bruce Ohr, were doing passing the Steele dossier to the press.

Instead, an echo chamber was created where the anti-Trump press and then the Clinton campaign, before and after the election, cited the fruit of their own leaks from a paid propaganda hit-job as ostensibly serious evidence of nearly treasonable wrongdoing by the man who, despite this unprecedented campaign of dirty tricks inflicted on him, was the rightful elected president of the United States.

Mr. Mueller failed at every stage except the reluctant and slightly conditionalized admission that there was no basis to the original subject of his investigation. What has been partially unearthed, with little thanks to Mr. Mueller, is that senior intelligence and FBI and Justice Department officials lied under oath to Congress, or lied to federal officials, and/or misled the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court, all serious criminal offenses, (unlike any activity by the president), in order to influence the result, and then reverse the result, of a presidential election.

In terms of subversion of the highest constitutional process, the selection of the president and vice president of the United States, this sort of activity, that Messrs. Brennan, Clapper, Comey, McCabe, former attorney general Loretta Lynch and others appear to have engaged in, is the last stop before there are tanks on the White House lawn and military control of the media outlets.

Mr. Mueller, having failed to do anything to address the real crisis that threatened the country, failed altogether, and compounded his failure by his sadistic entrapment of General Flynn and hounding of Paul Manafort and others, far beyond what was necessary or excusable, in an effort to extort a false inculpation of the president.

Even the most militant Democrats acknowledge the game of impeachment is up. Chairman Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee doesn’t admit that there’s no ground to impeach, only that it can’t be done without any Republican collaboration. Speaker Pelosi comes to the same conclusion because “the president’s not worth it,” as if they had the ability to remove him but wouldn’t do it out of their high public responsibility and the president’s insignificance.

The country is unlikely to have much patience with any more investigations of Mr. Trump. But it will be startled by the findings of the inspector general of the Justice Department, Michael Horowitz’s next report, and possibly by the mysterious special counsel John Huber (of Salt Lake City) looking into the Uranium and related activities of the Clinton Foundation for the last eighteen months, and by Attorney General Barr and the Senate Judiciary Committee’s inquiries into how this destructive smear job was launched against the president in the first place.

Some combination of those investigations is going to lay bare this entire sordid business, and some swollen and much-talking heads will roll.

Ideally, the final outcome of this complex of controversies will include a powerful disincentive to any future misuse of the intelligence services and Justice Department for partisan purposes; and a recognition of the dangers and undesirability as well as the ultimate illegality, of criminalizing policy differences.

And the whole concept of special investigations will be confined to cases where there is clear prior evidence of a crime, and the investigation is defined in advance and does not wander, as the Clinton investigations did from speculation in Arkansas to the president’s peccadilloes in Washington.

It is probably too much to hope that the press will be chastened by this debacle of their own professional credibility, which even Mr. Mueller condemned, and will try to win back some of the public confidence they have squandered.

Finally, all Americans should know that no one ever nominated to be president by any serious political party would ever have collaborated with a foreign power to rig an American election, or is ever likely to be tempted to try to do that.

The whole concept was implausible from the beginning, and if Robert Mueller wasn’t capable of performing a serious public service with the immense mandate he was given, by exploring the misconduct of Trump’s accusers, he should have concluded eighteen months ago that the Russian collusion argument was bunk and closed shop. What follows now will be distinctly more interesting and germane than the ludicrous prelude.

See https://www.nysun.com/national/time-to-turn-investigators-loose-on-trump-accusers/90657/ (“Time To Turn the G-Men Loose On Trump Accusers“) (emphasis added)

First, Conrad Black is not an American, and he is wrong with respect to trusting the “G-Men,” or FBI.

Second, as written in my article (and its footnotes) and comments above, Robert Mueller is totally corrupt, and should spend the rest of his life in prison, at the very least. He was and is one of the treasonous co-conspirators who have tried—and are still trying—to destroy the Trump presidency.

Third, no American should ever trust the FBI; and this is not confined to those at the highest levels, who sought to destroy the candidacy and the presidency of Donald Trump.

It is a rogue government agency, much like Russia’s dreaded KGB, where Russia’s killer Putin began his career; and this has been true since the days of J. Edgar Hoover.

Fourth, a question that has never been asked, much less answered, is whether Russia penetrated the FBI and elsewhere at the highest levels of our government? What we do know for certain is that (1) former CIA chief John Brennan supported the Soviet-controlled American Communist Party in the 1970s; and (2) Putin was working with the Clintons, and they and their foundation received $145 million from Russia—with the acquiescence of Mueller and others.

This alone is treasonous.

See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/24/the-mueller-witch-hunt-is-over/#comment-16617 (“John Brennan Is Pure Evil And The Ultimate Traitor, Who Must Pay With His Life“) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/the-real-russian-conspiracy-barack-obama-the-clintons-and-the-sale-of-americas-uranium-to-russias-killer-putin/ (“The Real Russian Conspiracy: Barack Obama, The Clintons, And The Sale Of America’s Uranium To Russia’s Killer Putin“) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/the-death-of-putin-and-russia-the-final-chapter-of-the-cold-war/ (“The Death Of Putin And Russia: The Final Chapter Of The Cold War“)

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[Vladimir Putin and Hillary Clinton]

23 04 2019
Timothy D. Naegele

Why The Democrats Are The Party For You

3 05 2019
Timothy D. Naegele

The Mueller Report Savaged: A Prosecutorial Curiosity [UPDATED]

Ban Robert Mueller

This is how the White House described the Mueller Report, after savaging it in a letter from Emmet T. Flood, Special Counsel to the President, to Attorney General William P. Barr.

Among the important conclusions set forth in the letter are the following:

[The Special Counsel’s Office (“SCO”)] suffers from an extraordinary legal defect: It quite deliberately fails to comply with the requirements of governing law.

. . .

In the American justice system, innocence is presumed; there is never any need for prosecutors to “conclusively determine” it. Nor is there any place for such a determination. Our country would be a very different (and very dangerous) place if prosecutors applied the SCO standard and citizens were obliged to prove “conclusively . . . that no criminal conduct occurred.”

Because they do not belong to our criminal justice vocabulary, the SCO’s inverted-proof-standard and “exoneration” statements can be understood only as political statements, issuing from persons (federal prosecutors) who in our system of government are rightly expected never to be political in the performance of their duties. The inverted burden of proof knowingly embedded in the SCO’s conclusion shows that the Special Counsel and his staff failed in their duty to act as prosecutors and only as prosecutors.

. . .

[T]he one thing the SCO was obligated to do is the very thing the SCO—intentionally and unapologetically—refused to do.

. . .

The SCO instead produced a prosecutorial curiosity—part “truth commission” report and part law school exam paper. . . . This species of public report has no basis in the relevant regulation and no precedent in the history of special/independent counsel investigations.

. . .

Government officials, with access to classified information derived from a counterintelligence investigation and from classified intelligence intercepts, engaged in a campaign of illegal leaks against the President. Many of those leaks were felonies.

. . .

In the partisan commotion surrounding the released Report, it would be well to remember that what can be done to a President can be done to any of us.

See https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/whsc-to-ag-4-19-19.pdf (emphasis in original)

As stated in my article above and in the comments beneath it, and in other comments at this blog, clearly the treasonous wrongdoers must be held accountable—beginning with Barack Obama.

3 05 2019
Martha W Thrash

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4 05 2019
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Martha.

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