President Trump’s Attorney General Bill Barr Excels – Crushes Dirty Cop Mueller and the Deep State
Guest post by Joe Hoft
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To date AG Barr gets and A for justice and an A+ for handling the crooked Deep State and Democrats.
For starters as soon as Barr was appointed on Valentine’s Day in 2019, he met with Mueller and no one knows all that was said but he stated yesterday that on that day he talked to Mueller about the final report. This is perhaps Barr’s first bold and big move. He shut down the corrupt Special Counsel investigation on the first day.
Barr told us yesterday that he met with Mueller (no Mueller’s not a man of integrity – his appointments to the Special Counsel absolutely prove it- Weissmann, Strzok, Page, Rhee, etc…). Mueller told Barr that he (Mueller) was unable to come to a conclusion on President Trump and obstruction. Barr said he didn’t understand Mueller’s thinking and he asked Mueller to clarify which Mueller was unable to do and had to get back to him on why he wasn’t declining to recommend obstruction charges on President Trump. Barr then requested that Mueller provide the report with all grand jury items notated. So boom – Barr shut down the most corrupt investigation in US history on what sounds like his first day!
The next big move that Barr made was to keep DAG Rod Rosenstein on until the Special Counsel was over. It’s unknown why Rosenstein agreed to do this. We know Rosenstein’s actions are corrupt. He approved the members of the Mueller team, in spite of their numerous conflicts, in direct obstruction with the law. Rosenstein hired Mueller who had obvious conflicts, the day after Mueller was turned down for FBI Director. And, we know now from Barr yesterday, that Rosenstein did not replace Mueller in spite of President Trump’s requests to put someone who wasn’t conflicted in that position. Despite all this, Barr keeps on Rosenstein so that he could have a co-signer on his four page announcement of Mueller’s conclusions.
Mueller next tried to put President Trump and his AG Barr a precarious position. He and Weissmann decided to provide Barr a report with no grand jury items notated in spite of Barr requesting that Mueller provide this information. No doubt creepy Mueller and Weissmann wanted to put Barr in a bind. They did this so that they and Democrats could complain about Barr taking too long to release the report and accuse Barr of editing the report. This is where Barr masterfully handled Mueller and his creepy and corrupt team’s political actions.
Barr in a matter of a couple days, took the Mueller report and drafted a separate report on March 24, 2019. He stated yesterday that he knew Americans were eager to read the Mueller report and he wanted to get the message out with conclusions of the report. Barr explained that this was not a summary and rather a report with Mueller report conclusions. Barr reported that Mueller found no evidence of collusion. He used quotes from the Mueller report.
Barr then did something that will go down in history as one of the boldest, most courageous and smartest moves of anyone in the past century to save the republic. Barr noted that he and Rod Rosenstein looked at the evidence presented by Mueller on obstruction and in three short paragraphs he explained that he and Rosenstein came to the conclusion that there is no legal reason to indict the President on obstruction –
The report’s second part addresses a number of actions by the President – most of which have been the subject of public reporting – that the Special Counsel investigated as potentially raising obstruction-of-justice concerns. After making a “thorough factual investigation” into these matters, the Special Counsel considered whether to evaluate the conduct under Department standards governing prosecution and declination decisions but ultimately determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment. The Special Counsel therefore did not draw a conclusion – one way or the other – as to whether the examined conduct constituted obstruction. Instead, for each of the relevant actions investigated, the report sets out evidence on both sides of the question and leaves unresolved what the Special Counsel views as “difficult issues” of law and fact concerning whether the President’s actions and intent could be viewed as obstruction. The Special Counsel states that “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
The Special Counsel’s decision to describe the facts of his obstruction investigation without reaching any legal conclusions leaves it to the Attorney General to determine whether the conduct described in the report constitutes a crime. Over the course of the investigation, the Special Counsel’s office engaged in discussions with certain Department officials regarding many of the legal and factual matters at issue in the Special Counsel’s obstruction investigation. After reviewing the Special Counsel’s final report on these issues; consulting with Department officials, including the Office of Legal Counsel; and applying the principles of federal prosecution that guide our charging decisions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense. Our determination was made without regard to, and is not based on, the constitutional considerations that surround the indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president.2
In making this determination, we noted that the Special Counsel recognized that “the evidence does not establish that the President was involved in an underlying crime related to Russian election interference,” and that, while not determinative, the absence of such evidence bears upon the President’s intent with respect to obstruction. Generally speaking, to obtain and sustain an obstruction conviction, the government would need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person, acting with corrupt intent, engaged in obstructive conduct with a sufficient nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding. In cataloguing the President’s actions, many of which took place in public view, the report identifies no actions that, in our judgment, constitute obstructive conduct, had a nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding, and were done with corrupt intent, each of which, under the Department’s principles of federal prosecution guiding charging decisions, would need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to establish an obstruction-of-justice offense.
Boom Mueller’s plan to provide Congress with a report where the corrupt Democrat- led House would decide Trump’s guilt on obstruction was gone – Barr killed it – and he had Deep State Rosenstein sign off on it as well! He rightly assessed that the President did not obstruct justice!
The next plan from the Deep State and the Mueller team to accomplish their coup was to include shady information about President Trump and other innocent individuals (suspected of being Trump family members like Donald Trump Jr.). They did this in providing Barr a 400 page report that should have been concluded in two pages. Mueller and Weissmann included numerous questionable actions by the President and others in the report. This was a horrible precedent that Mueller set and will go down as one of the most corrupt actions in US history. Barr handled this by redacting information on innocent individuals and he had Rosenstein and the Mueller team agree to the redactions.
In another act to prevent unnecessary damage to President Trump, and manage the message from the full Mueller report, Barr again was brilliant. He held a presser with Rod Rosenstein and explained what he was releasing and the report in general. Barr released the Mueller report after holding presser and stopped the Democrats’ attempts to run the narrative on the report.
A big point that Barr addressed yesterday was that President Trump never attempted to shut down the investigation as was inferred in the Mueller report. The report refers to many incidents like this that never should have been in the report. He explained explained yesterday that the President (rightfully) asked to have conflicted Mueller replaced. Rosenstein never did it and the President never removed Mueller. Another Deep State tactic ended.
Finally, Barr addressed the late night Mueller leak from yesterday where the far left New York Times and Washington Post both reported within minutes of each other that Mueller did not like Barr’s four page report. Barr stated that when he received Mueller’s letter, he called Mueller and Mueller said that he was not upset with Barr’s report but that he was upset with the media’s reaction to it. Barr then noted that before issuing his four page report, Barr asked Mueller if he would like to review it and Mueller declined. Final Boom.