Whining Dems & Mueller Investigation


I found some interesting thoughts from MLMcCarren relating Robert Mueller’s so-called Trump-Russia collusion investigation.

 

MLM goes through the known facts indicating not one indictment has been handed down pertaining Trump-Collusion. The indictments that have been handed down are about potential crimes by individuals BEFORE the November 2016 election and two indictments for gotcha-lying moments possibly attained by illegal FISA Warrants. The lies had nothing to do with Trump-Russia collusion (BECAUSE IT DIDN’T HAPPEN), but rather with a couple of guys covering their butts or mis-recollecting (an excuse Crooked Hillary is fond of) events as they took place.

 

Who knows? Maybe the FISA Memo will become public revealing tons more corruption by FBI and (Obama) DOJ leadership?

 

I am unsure how much of MLMcCarren’s G+ post is his (I guess it could be “hers”) or how much is quoted material; nevertheless the sentiment should alert every red-blooded American.

 

JRH 2/1/18

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Whining Dems & Mueller Investigation

 

Jan 30, 10:36 PM

Originally shared by MLMcCarren BLAZE

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As per usual, the Progressives, in their desperation to find something relevant to disparage Trump over, are now making “Much Ado About Nothing” which stems from the following article ⤵⤵⤵⤵

Trump has “nothing to hide” regarding the Russia investigation
By Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman
Jan. 25, 2018

WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered the firing last June of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, according to four people told of the matter, but ultimately backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than carry out the directive.
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/us/politics/trump-mueller-special-counsel-russia.html?referer=https://
🔼🔼🔼

Of course the article stated
“They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a continuing investigation.”
…which may be a felony!?

What is at the epicenter of the Left attempting to make political hay over the allegations of Trump trying to dismiss Mueller, is the fact that Trump had at one time raised the issue about three conflicts of interest that may have disqualified Mueller from overseeing the investigation:


First, he claimed that a dispute years ago over fees at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., had prompted Mr. Mueller, the F.B.I. director at the time, to resign his membership.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-lawyers-seek-to-undercut-muellers-russia-investigation/2017/07/20/232ebf2c-6d71-11e7-b9e2-2056e768a7e5_story.html?utm_term=.a2fb8f467c8a


The president also said Mr. Mueller could not be impartial because he had most recently worked for the law firm that previously represented the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/18/business/jared-kushner-trump-russia-election-investigation.html

Finally, the president said, Mr. Mueller had been interviewed to return as the F.B.I. director the day before he was appointed special counsel in May.

 

Maybe Donald Trump wanted to fire the special counsel, Robert Mueller for conflict, maybe he didn’t, but does he not have a right to raise those questions?

 

The president dismissed the revelations on Friday, when asked about them by reporters as he arrived at the Congress Center in Davos, Switzerland, for meetings with world political and business leaders.

“Fake news, folks,” Mr. Trump said. “Fake news. A typical New York Times fake story.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/business/davos-world-economic-forum-trump.html

There have been news media reports revealed that several of Mr. Mueller’s prosecutors had donated to Democrats.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/15/us/politics/robert-mueller-special-counsel.html

But nonetheless, the quickest way to clear the cloud of suspicion is to cooperate with Mr. Mueller, not to fight him. And there is every indication that is exactly what president Trump has been doing. The White House has denied nearly a dozen times since June that Mr. Trump was considering firing Mr. Mueller.


Last month, as Republicans were increasing their attacks on the special counsel, Mr. Trump said in an interview with The Times that he believed Mr. Mueller was going to treat him fairly.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/us/politics/trump-interview-excerpts.html

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short
said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“I’m not aware of the president ever intimating he wanted to fire” special counsel Robert Mueller.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) noted on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Trump cannot directly fire Mueller. He would have to pressure deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein to do so.

 

She said that at a Senate hearing last year, she questioned Rosenstein “at length on this issue, and he was adamant that he would never give in to any White House pressure to remove” Mueller.

US taxpayers have spent millions and millions of dollars on investigations that have not proven any collusion thus far between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign. Through it all the White House continues to cooperate in every manner providing any document the special counsel has asked for. They have continued to comply fully, which is a far cry from the Obama administration’s conduct!!!

Admittedly Trump is agitated by the unwillingness of the House Intelligence Committee to release a four-page classified memo that reportedly suggests FBI officials may have used politically motivated sourcing to justify a request for a secret surveillance warrant in the Russia probe’s early stages.

I believe the president is more inclined for transparency in this investigation than being given credit for.

Interestingly enough, Tom Brokaw is a voice of reason in all of this:

🔽Tom Brokaw comments on the alleged reports that President Trump considered firing special counsel Robert Mueller last summer.

TOM BROKAW: “They thought that was the right thing to do. That their base would support them and that the president had a legal grounds for doing what he did. In this case, in the climate in which we now live, people move on in a hurry. He didn’t fire him. He didn’t get close to firing him because the White House was pushing back and he knew what the response would be on the Hill. So I think for the country… it’s kind of a non-issue now that he was thinking about firing him six months ago but he did not. I think that they moved on. I honestly think in the next year there are going to be three big factors. One is the economy. If it continues to go roar along the way that it is a lot of people are going to put aside these other concerns that they have and say, “Enjoy the prosperity.” The other one is what does Mueller find? Do we hear from them this year? And then just down from that, of course, is what happens with immigration. I think those are the three big factors that are in play out there for the country. And that’s what they’re paying attention to.”
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/01/28/tom_brokaw_non-issue_that_trump_considered_firing_mueller_he_didnt_fire_him.html

💡LET’S LOOK AT SOME HISTORY AND FACTS TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT

The Department of Justice announced the appointment of Mueller to oversee the federal investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election in May 2017.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/17/former-fbi-head-robert-mueller-named-to-oversee-russia-election-probe.html

The appointment came after a growing cry – mostly from Democrats – mounted for someone outside the Justice Department to handle the probe. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had already recused himself from the investigation.

💡Has anyone been charged?

In leading the probe, Mueller took over an ongoing investigation into Paul Manafort’s financial dealings in Ukraine.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/24/how-paul-manafort-is-connected-to-trump-russia-investigation.html

💡Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Richard Gates were indicted on Oct. 27, 2017 on 12 counts, including: conspiracy against the U.S., conspiracy to launder money, false statements and multiple counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/02/rick-gates-charged-in-muellers-russia-probe-who-is.html

⭐ALL OF WHICH HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH TRUMP OR HIS CAMPAIGN!

💡Michael Flynn, the administration’s short-lived national security adviser, was charged in December for lying to the FBI about certain conversations he had with a Russian ambassador. He pleaded guilty.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/01/michael-flynn-charged-in-russia-investigation-guilty-plea-expected.html

💡Additionally, George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in 2017 to one count of making false statements to investigating FBI agents, according to court documents.
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.justice.gov_file_1007346_download&d=DwMFaQ&c=cnx1hdOQtepEQkpermZGwQ&r=lEhLS_GPhWUCcVMYQxBvj1BGHOaVYRSWTZAJW1jDYO0&m=nCDsYlToY0aV-1hbqo1X0D02k19au0_ncNvLaKlOwjU&s=478BwDpzJyTcHlWxQZIppNkyHBwNR_qRxMFquiO_-IA&e=

(read more here)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/24/mueller-probe-meet-lawyers-who-gave-to-hillary-now-investigating-team-trump.html

💡In August 2017, Mueller’s investigation reportedly expanded to include several lobbying firms, including the Podesta Group.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Counsel_investigation_(2017%E2%80%93present)

👉The Podesta Group was a lobbying and public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C. It was founded in 1988 by brothers John Podesta and Tony Podesta.


Podesta Group represents American corporations as well as nonprofits and governments, and has “close ties to the Democratic Party.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_(United_States)

 

…and the Obama administration.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidency_of_Barack_Obama

John David Podesta Jr. (born January 8, 1949) is an American political consultant who served as White House Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton from October 20, 1998 until January 20, 2001 and as Counselor to President Barack Obama from January 1, 2014 until February 13, 2015. Before that he served as the White House Staff Secretary and White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations for the Clinton Administration between January 20, 1993 until October 20, 1998.


John Podesta was chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton_presidential_campaign,_2016

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podesta_Group

So we see implications tying associates of Hillary Clinton into the investigation, just like we did with Uranium One

At long last, the Senate Judiciary Committee is probing this. The GOP Congress finally may hold a hearing on Uranium One. According to Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley (R., Iowa), “very serious questions remain about the basis for the finding that this transaction did not threaten to impair US national security.”

Bribes, kickbacks, gag orders, blackmail, Russians, uranium. What more do the broadcast networks need before they find this mushrooming story worthy of some air time?

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.nationalreview.com/article/452941/russian-clinton-uranium-scandal-media-silence-damning

💡What is the controversy with Mueller’s staff?

The Trump administration heavily criticized Mueller’s investigation as several of his attorneys on staff donated to Democratic campaigns, including to Trump’s 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton.


Additionally, two FBI officials – Peter Strzok and Lisa Page – are under fire for the anti-Trump text messages they exchanged during the election. Strzok was part of Mueller’s team but was removed from the probe after the text messages were revealed.

 

💡What has Trump said about Mueller’s investigation?

Trump has oftentimes dismissed the allegations that he colluded with Russia during his presidential election. He said he is “looking forward” to being questioned eventually under oath by Mueller.

He’s said the allegations are a “fake story that is demeaning to all of us and most of all demeaning to our country and demeaning to our Constitution.”

This has turned into a last ditch effort by the Left to undermine the will of the American people who voted to put Trump in charge of our country!

The fact that the alleged desire of President Trump to dismiss Mueller occurred six months ago.

Surely if there were any evidence pointing to misconduct on the part of president Trump, there is every reason to expect it would have been uncovered by now.

It’s time to end this circus sideshow, & for the Democrats to put on their big boy pants, stop their incessant whining, and accept the fact that Trump is president and likely will be through 2024!!!

MLMcCarren

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Edited by John R. Houk. II used a bit of the old spellcheck tool.