Guest post by Joe Hoft
The corruption within the Deep State was much greater than anyone expected.
As the days go by, subtle comments in the Mueller report are unearthed. One such related comment is a directive made by Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Rod Rosenstein authorizing the Mueller gang to investigate Paul Manafort’s “crime or crimes” arising out of payments former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort received from the Ukrainian government long before the 2016 election going back to 2009 (p. 444) –
The second Rosenstein memorandum to date has not been released to the public by the Deep State nor has it been provided to Congress despite being requested. This is perhaps the first glimpse at what is included in the document.
Rosenstein had to create his second memo because his first memo was grossly inadequate to the point that it didn’t meet the rule of law. As we posted many times, 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 dissected the Trump – Russia Collusion investigation early on calling it a “Hoax”. Jarrett makes many statements that are almost shocking, but none more than the fact that the entire investigation is lawless. Jarrett stated the following about the charges reported in the Russia collusion story –
George Papadopoulos pled guilty to a single charge of making a false statement to the FBI. He was not charged with so-called “collusion” because no such crime exists in American statutory law, except in anti-trust matters. It has no application to elections and political campaigns.
It is not a crime to talk to a Russian. Not that the media would ever understand that. They have never managed to point to a single statute that makes “colluding” with a foreign government in a political campaign a crime, likely because it does not exist in the criminal codes.
Mueller’s investigation exceeded 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.
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).
Because the original Trump – Russia directive lacked legal support, Rosenstein created his second memo which to date has been kept secret. Rosenstein’s directive that tells the Mueller gang to specifically investigate Manafort for crimes from 2009 appears to also lack legal justification. What does Manafort’s dealings in the Ukraine have to do with the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia? The answer is nothing and it’s much broader than the fake story of Trump – Russia collusion in the 2016 campaign.
The FBI reviewed Manafort’s actions in the Ukraine before 2016 and found no wrong doing. Rosenstein and Mueller brought this back up to give the impression that Manafort was dealing with Russians. Is this just or double jeopardy?
The more telling corrupt actions in Rosenstein’s directive was that it totally ignored actions taken by Democrats (including Mueller) in the Ukraine. Paul Manafort sits in solitary confinement for crimes he allegedly committed stemming from his work as a lobbyist in Ukraine years ago before Donald Trump ran for president.
As we pointed out in August of 2018, Yulia Tymoshenko ran for reelection in the Ukraine in 2010 and she lost. Just like Hillary, Tymoshenko failed to lose gracefully and promised to #Resist. In response, her victorious opponent, Viktor Yanukovytch, threw her in jail.
When she got out of jail, there was a push for an investigation into the mishandling of her trial and the charges themselves. So the Ukrainian government, which was still run by Viktor Yanukovych, hired the law firm of Skadden Arps, specifically Greg Craig [Obama’s former White House Counsel], and a lobbyist, Paul Manafort.
Greg Craig’s team of attorneys included Alex Van Der Zwann. Van Der Zwann’s father-in-law is a business partner to the same Oleg Deripaska that is connected to the Clintons and the Obamas, the same Oleg Deripaska that paid for the Steele dossier, the Steele dossier that Manafort’s lobbying partner and McCain’s chief of staff went to pick up in London. Alex Van Der Zwann is the same guy that Mueller indicted for lying to the FBI.
Due to all the negative publicity stemming from the Tymoshenko debacle, Yanukovytch tried to repair his image before the public, so he hired the lobbyist, Paul Manafort, who then hired John Podesta’s lobbying outfit. [Podesta was Hillary’s Campaign Manager in the 2016 election].
Manafort and the Podesta’s jobs were to make Yanukovytch seem like a really likable guy to the Ukrainian public, so Podesta obtained Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry’s State Department to do photo ops with Yanukovytch.
But guess who else did photo ops with Yanukovytch? Bob Mueller, the same Mueller that prosecuted Manafort, the guy who brought him to the Ukraine!
Now we know that Vice President Biden’s son also made money in the Ukraine! Evidence Shows Joe Biden Got Ukrainian Prosecutor Fired Who Was Investigating His Son Hunter Biden who made $1 billion in the Ukraine.
The corruption within the Deep State was much greater than anyone expected. Let’s demand our justice system arrest, prosecute and apply penalties to all involved in crimes during the corrupt Obama years.
Hat tip D. Manny