Guest post by Joe Hoft
The future of our nation is at stake. The Mueller investigation will either succeed in its mission to unseat the President of the United States, Donald Trump, from his duly elected position to govern this nation or it will not.
If Mueller succeeds the nation will no longer be free. Rogue institutions, government bodies and individuals will continue to use the power behind the US government to overthrow, imprison, slander and control Americans. The US will officially become a banana republic and the world will no longer have that shining light on a hill to look up to.
If Mueller and others in the ‘Deep State’ are brought to justice, America will flourish as a nation and the world will benefit from a strong America that stands for freedom and justice.
For months we have presented numerous articles about the rampant and brazen abuse of justice carried out by corrupt and criminal individuals within the US government known as the ‘Deep State’. The Mueller team is the pinnacle of Deep State aggression.
The Deep State continues to control the FBI, DOJ and multiple other government agencies and judgeships. Under President Obama the Deep State was allowed to flourish and grow, it was fed, protected and groomed.
Deep State created a corrupt plan to prevent Hillary from being charged for crimes before the election. Even the casual observer knew she had committed numerous crimes related to racketeering through the Clinton Foundation and somehow to date has dodged any wrongdoing by the Deep State. The crimes related to her email server were even more apparent and yet, nearly two years since she was exonerated by corrupt FBI Director Comey and his team of corrupt investigators and attorneys, she still walks free.
Very few Americans who voted for President Trump would have believed that today we have a special investigation into the President for collusion with Russia during the election and none into the many Clinton and Obama criminal activities unearthed over the past decade.
One year ago, on May 17, 2017, corrupt Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed a Special Counsel to look into the phony Trump – Russia collusion allegations, a total scam to remove Donald Trump from the Presidency that he won.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself of anything related to Russia during the 2016 Presidential campaign and the Robert Mueller Special Counsel team took over to investigate the alleged Trump crimes. Ironically over the past year, no crimes related to the President have been uncovered but numerous crimes have been uncovered related to the Deep State’s corruption, abuse and brazen disregard for the rule of law through the Trump – Russia ‘Witch Hunt’.
A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2018
One of the most profound interviews that described the events over the past few years by the corrupt and criminal individuals in the Deep State that led to the Mueller investigation was reported by the Daily Caller in January. Legal expert Joe DiGenova explained the many criminal activities by the Deep State –
A Dozen Criminal and Unconstitutional Acts Over the Past Year
As the past year moved forward we uncovered many crimes and corrupt acts, but to the surprise of the mainstream media, Democrats and the Deep State, the crimes uncovered were not related to the Trump Administration, but rather with the Deep State and the Mueller investigation.
Here is a list of a dozen of the more material acts –
1.Rosenstein’s special counsel order identifies collusion as the crime but no such crime exists in US Law.
Gregg Jarrett at FOX News wrote when Mueller initially brought charges against Manafort that Mueller is tasked with finding a crime that does not exist in the law. It is a legal impossibility. He is being asked to do something that is manifestly unattainable because there is no such thing as the crime of collusion with foreign countries in the US statutory code.
Jarrett wrote about the Trump – Russia Collusion investigation and in his post Jarrett makes many statements that are almost shocking, but none more than the fact that the entire investigation is lawless.
2. Mueller’s investigation exceeds the scope of special counsel law which requires the scope of a special counsel to be specific. Rosenstein created the special counsel with a scope that is so broad it is not supported by this law.
Paul Manafort sued the DOJ, Mueller and Rosenstein because what they are doing is not supported by US Law as noted previously by Jarrett. Manafort’s plea argued in paragraph 33 that the special counsel put in place by crooked Rosenstein gave crooked and criminal Mueller powers that are not permitted by law –
But paragraph (b)(ii) of the Appointment Order purports to grant Mr. Mueller further authority to investigate and prosecute “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.” That grant of authority is not authorized by DOJ’s special counsel regulations. It is not a “specific factual statement of the matter to be investigated.” Nor is it an ancillary power to address efforts to impede or obstruct investigation under 28 C.F.R. § 600.4(a).
After Rosenstein and Mueller provided additional documentation to the court about the scope of Mueller’s investigation, Gregg Jarrett tweeted that this was additional support that Mueller’s investigation is unconstitutional –
Unethical Mueller, in his court filing, admits that Rosenstein’s order appointing him was intentionally vague. This violates the special counsel law that requires a specific statement of facts to be investigated. Rosenstein and Muller colluded to break the law and should resign
— Gregg Jarrett (@GreggJarrett) April 3, 2018
Manafort argued that the Mueller investigation was unconstitutional because it was not based on a crime and the scope was too broad, but his plea was dismissed. Unfortunate for Manafort (and justice) the plea was in front of Obama’s corrupt liberal Judge Amy Berman Jackson. Jackson had unexpectedly replaced another DC judge to oversee the Manafort case. It is unknown why this reassignment was made nor who made it. Regardless, on April 27, 2018, Judge Jackson dismissed Manafort’s plea and Deep State was able to hang on for another day.
3. Mueller accepted the special counsel position with known conflicts of interest and was assigned in spite of a horribly corrupt track record.
Gregg Jarrett called for Mueller to resign in June of 2017 stating the special counsel has an egregious conflict of interest. In a Fox News column, Jarrett stated:
The Washington Post reported that that Robert Mueller is now investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice, examining not only the president’s alleged statement to James Comey in their February meeting, but also the firing of the FBI Director.
If true, this development makes the argument even more compelling that Mueller cannot serve as special counsel. He has an egregious conflict of interest.
The special counsel statute specifically prohibits Mueller from serving if he has “a personal relationship with any person substantially involved in the investigation or prosecution.” The language is mandatory. He “shall” disqualify himself. Comey is substantially involved in the case. Indeed, he is the central witness.
The two men and former colleagues have long been friends, allies and partners. Agents have quipped that they were joined at the hip while at the Department of Justice and the FBI. They have a mentor-protégé relationship. The likelihood of prejudice and favoritism is glaring and severe.
So, it is incomprehensible that the man who is a close friend of the star witness against the president… will now determine whether the president committed a prosecutable crime in his dealings with Mueller’s good friend.
In addition to his many conflicts, Mueller has a seedy track record which was uncovered by US Representative Louie Gohmert. Gohmert released a 48 page document covering Mueller’s past which involves amongst other things, protecting crime bosses and throwing innocent people in jail.
4. Rosenstein and Mueller’s entire team have known conflicts of interest.
Rod Rosenstein signed a FISA application to spy on Trump but he never recused himself from the Mueller investigation. In addition, Mueller brought in a team of Obama and Clinton lackeys to form his investigative team who had no intention of performing an independent and objective investigation.
CNN posted a list of the Mueller team bragging about their credentials and prior work while ignoring their obvious and clear conflicts. The entire team is corrupt lefties who have represented the Clinton Foundation or let Hillary go in her obvious crimes related to her email scandal. This group donated to Obama and Clinton campaigns and have no intention of looking into their crimes at all.
5. The Investigation exceeds the scope of Jeff Sessions’ recusal of only 2016 campaign related matters. Mueller’s scope is much broader.
Legal expert and attorney Robert Barnes tweeted this argument regarding the scope of the Mueller investigation –
Problem 1: Rosenstein was “acting attorney general” only on matters Sessions had recused himself. Sessions only recused himself from DOJ investigations of 2016 campaign. Yet, Rosenstein claimed to authorize Mueller to investigate matters dating back to 2006 & ending before 2016.
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) April 3, 2018
6. Rosenstein’s original authorization to Mueller extended to “Russia government collusion” in 2016 campaign only. By pressing charges against Manafort for 2006 actions, Mueller’s scope is much broader.
Problem 2: Rosenstein’s original authorization of Mueller extended only to matters of “Russia government collusion” in 2016 campaign, not to internal Ukranian politics from 2006 & ended years before 2016 campaign. A special counsel cannot be continually used as a substitute AG.
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) April 3, 2018
7. Rosenstein does not have authorization over tax crimes. Only the Assistant Attorney General in charge of Tax Division can authorize indictments of tax crimes.
Problem 3: Rosenstein does not have authorization over tax crimes. Only the Assistant Attorney General in charge of Tax Division can authorize indictments of tax crimes. Rosenstein could not authorize Mueller to look at tax crimes when Rosenstein himself never had that authority.
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) April 3, 2018
8. Rosenstein’s letter tells Mueller only to look to Rosenstein for clarification of Mueller’s authorization. Rosenstein is not the Attorney General of the United States, and could not monopolize supervision of Mueller for matters that did not relate to Sessions’ recusal.
Problem 4: Rosenstein’s letter tells Mueller only to look to Rosenstein for clarification of Mueller’s authorization. Rosenstein is not the Attorney General of the United States, and could not monopolize supervision of Mueller for matters that did not relate to Sessions’ recusal.
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) April 3, 2018
9. By Rosenstein issuing his expanded authorization to Mueller in secret, Rosenstein created a secret inquisitor, unelected and un-appointed by elected officials, with all the powers of the federal criminal law enforcement, but none of the democratic checks and balances.
Problem 5: #Rosenstein issuing his expanded #Mueller authorization in secret creates a secret Inquisitor, unelected & un-appointed by elected officials, with all the powers of the federal criminal law enforcement, but none of the democratic checks and balances. Unconstitutional!
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) April 3, 2018
10. The special counsel law requires that the Attorney General create the special counsel when a criminal investigation is warranted. There was no reason for Rosenstein to create the special counsel that could not have been addressed with other means, if necessary.
According to the Cornell Law School, the law states that the grounds for setting up a special counsel require the following –
The Attorney General, or in cases in which the Attorney General is recused, the Acting Attorney General, will appoint a Special Counsel when he or she determines that criminal investigation of a person or matter is warranted.
Because President Trump had committed no crimes, there was no reason to create the special counsel in the first place. Some may argue this and say Rosenstein had every right to create the special counsel but now we know that Rosenstein created the special counsel and appointed former FBI Head Robert Mueller to lead the investigation because they wanted unlimited resources to investigate the President and to remove him from power by any means possible.
For political reasons President Trump is not shutting down the unconstitutional and corrupt Mueller investigation at this time but AG Jeff Sessions has every right and even the duty to reign in on it or shut it down.
Robert Barnes wrote at Law and Crimes that –
Paul Manafort‘s legal team brought a motion to dismiss on Tuesday, noting that Rosenstein could not appoint Mueller to any investigation outside the scope of the 2016 campaign since Sessions did not recuse himself for anything outside the campaign. I agree with this take on Mueller’s authority. If we follow that argument that would mean Sessions himself has exclusive authority to appoint a special counsel for non-collusion charges, and Sessions has taken no such action. Sessions himself should make that clear to Mueller, rather than await court resolution. Doing so would remove three of the four areas of inquiry from Mueller’s requested interview with President Trump.
Sessions formally notifying Mueller that he does not have authority to act outside of campaign-related cases and cases related to obstruction of Mueller’s investigation would be doing what the Constitution compels: enforcing the Appointments Clause of the Constitution. Additionally, Sessions notifying Mueller that he does not have authority to act outside of campaign-related cases would be exercising Sessions’ court-recognized Constitutional obligation to “direct and supervise litigation” conducted by the Department of Justice. Furthermore, Sessions notifying Mueller that he does not have authority to act outside of campaign-related cases protects against the inappropriate use of the federal grand jury that defendant Manafort now rightly complains about.
Sessions limiting Mueller to the 2016 campaign would also be restoring confidence in democratic institutions, and restore public faith that democratically elected officials.
One thing to remember about Sessions’ recusal: Sessions only recused himself from “any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States.” This recusal letter limits the scope of Sessions’ recusal to the 2016 campaigns; it does not authorize Sessions’ recusal for anything beyond that. Constitutionally, Sessions has a “duty to direct and supervise litigation” conducted by the Department of Justice. Ethically, professionally, and legally, Sessions cannot ignore his supervisory obligations for cases that are not related to the “campaigns for President.”
11. The entire story of Trump – Russia collusion was a farce. Deep State had a spy in the Trump campaign who set up young and eager twenty-something George Papadopoulos in England.
Rush Limbaugh shared an overview of the setup a couple of days ago –
Now, the important thing to remember here is that Papadopoulos was a peripheral member of the Trump campaign. He didn’t know anything officially. He wasn’t close enough to anybody to know anything. He’s 24, 25 years old, whatever, but he never had day-to-day contact with Trump. He didn’t have day-to-day contact with the Trump campaign foreign policy team, none of that. He was targeted because he was a young, eager beaver. He was targeted and he was set up and he was entrapped,” Limbaugh said in his explanation.
“It’s all trumped up, folks. No pun intended. None of it’s real. All of it was made up. It was simply created to permit an investigation, just like Comey telling Trump the dossier existed served as the mechanism to get the media in the clear to report on the dossier. This thing is more fake… This whole investigation is more fake and more phony — more connived — than you could possibly imagine,” Limbaugh said.
12. Mueller’s Special Counsel took emails and attorney – client privileged information from the Trump transition team and from President Trump’s personal attorney. These egregious acts that destroyed the attorney – client privilege between the President of the US and his personal attorneys are unconstitutional and perhaps the most brazen illegal actions taken in US history.
In July 2017 Rush Limbaugh claimed the Mueller investigation was the largest tax payer funded opposition research campaign in US history. He was right. This was before it was reported in December that the Mueller team obtained the Trump transition team’s emails without permission, taking attorney – client privileged information with no regard for the law. Lawyer Robert Barnes argued at the time that the document grab “cannot conform to either Fourth Amendment standards or attorney-client privilege protections.”
A few months later the crooked Mueller team stole all of President Trump’s personal attorney’s emails in another assault on attorney – client privilege with no regard for the law. These guys are crooks!
Also, not noted and the most egregious acts of the Mueller team are those crimes that have been uncovered related to the Hillary campaign and the Obama Administration that go unnoticed.