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If you were Robert Mueller ...

you'd have a highly respected, pristine reputation. A heck of a career:
Purple Heart
Deputy AG
Director of the FBI starting a week before 9/11 ... through many of the Obama years

Tough but fair, decent and honest. A patriot and a hero.

At age 72, your country comes calling again to look into this mess with Trump and the Russians.

The biggest a-hole traitor who has ever sat in the Oval Office has been dragging your name through the mud for a couple of years, smearing you as you tried to do your duty.

With lips sealed, you quietly and diligently go about your job, professionally examining the issues you've been asked to look into with the weight of the country on your shoulders.

President A-hole traitor hires someone for AG who may well have shut you down before you were finished. (looks that way to me).

Adhering to duty, as best as you are able, you go about writing a report of your findings, detailed, thorough, etc. And you submit it and the evidence as you have been asked fulfilling your duties under the law.

And this guy President A-hole traitor hired, usurps your report with a four page summary that doesn't represent what you've said very well nor was he required to do so nor was it a habit under the law or practice for Special Counsels. It's what you are not: political. Because supposed department of justice policy is to not indict a sitting president, you structure your report, as you should, to present the evidence on obstruction of justice so that congress can do their job and assess it. Instead, the jackass AG President A-hole traitor hired chops you and congress off and declares that he finds no obstruction of justice .. before anyone has read 100 words of the work you dedicated two years of your life and reputation on. And the whole country is given a false impression of this most important work you've quietly done without reading a single page of your work.

Wouldn't you be more than a little pissed off?

As Adam Schiff said, that is "not ok"

Like Rachel said, I think there was some back-peddling going on in that Barr letter today.
I think he knew you were going to blow your stack and his jig was up.

Comey: Mueller findings show Trump lied about FBI, his attempt to destroy the agency failed

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/comey-mueller-findings-show-trump-lied-about-fbi-his-attempt-n988196
"I don't think that we've seen in the history of our country, the president try to burn down an institution of justice because he saw it as a threat," Comey said. "And the lies he told, forget about me, the lies he told about the agents of the FBI, 'storm troopers,' the lies he told about Bob Mueller, were terrible."

"But in the long run, the institutions will be fine, because the American people know them and also know this president, know what he's like," Comey added. "I think the people of the United States are going to see what I know about the FBI: These are people who are not in anyone's tribe, they're trying to find the facts."


There is also a very good clip in there of Comey defending the FBI for investigating Trump & Russia.

And that on it's face, he suspects Trump of obstruction of justice in his firing and he goes on to explain several events around that that lead him to that suspicion that he felt the FBI should look into.

I know he's not everyone's favorite after what he did to Hillary. But he gives Trump a fair spanking.

We are not getting the Mueller Report in a few weeks ...

New York Times: Mueller’s Investigation Erases a Line Drawn After Watergate
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/us/politics/mueller-investigation-watergate.html
Beyond those bottom-line conclusions, Mr. Mueller’s full report has yet to be released, and it remained unclear if it ever would be. House Democrats have demanded that it be sent to them by next Tuesday, but the Justice Department outlined a longer schedule, saying that it will have its own summary ready to send to lawmakers within weeks, though not months.


"the Justice Department ... saying that it will have it's own summary ready to send to lawmakers within weeks"

NY Post:
https://nypost.com/2019/03/26/version-of-mueller-report-will-be-released-to-congress-in-weeks-not-months-barr/
Attorney General William Barr said his version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report will be released to Congress in “weeks not months,” according to a report Tuesday.


"His version" refers to Barr not Mueller

CBS News:
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/mueller-report-william-barr-letter-release-trump-russia-live-updates-2019-03-26/
On Tuesday, the Justice Department confirmed that it will take weeks for Attorney General William Barr to release more information from the report.


"more information" is not Mueller's report.

https://www.dailyrepublic.com/all-dr-news/wires/state-nation-world/barr-plans-to-take-weeks-not-months-to-release-next-mueller-report/
Attorney General William Barr is planning to release his report on Robert Mueller’s probe into President Donald Trump in a matter of weeks, not months, according to a Justice Department official.


"his report" refers to Barr not Mueller.

Barr is going to expand on his four page letter and probably write his own summary of Mueller's report. It's not a redacted copy of Mueller's report. It's effectively Barr's summarized impression of it. Zero assurance of any evidence.

Barr continues to try to deceive, mislead, avoid and drag this out.

The only way we'll see Mueller's report is to win the White House in 2020 or through court.
They're not going to provide Mueller's report willingly.

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax threatens legal action against conservative website over 'defamatory ...

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

and false' sexual assault allegation

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax has threatened legal action against a conservative website that aired what Fairfax’s office called a “defamatory and false” sexual assault allegation against him.

Big League Politics, the website that first posted the racist photo from Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page, aired elements of the allegation Sunday night.

In a statement early Monday morning, Fairfax’s office said The Washington Post had already investigated the allegation and chose not to publish a story due to “significant red flags and inconsistencies.”

“Lt. Governor Fairfax has an outstanding and well-earned reputation for treating people with dignity and respect,” read the statement from his office, “He has never assaulted anyone – ever – in any way, shape or form.”

Read more: https://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/lt-gov-justin-fairfax-threatens-legal-action-against-conservative-website/article_40dbcfef-5af6-5f91-9b4f-fa73050594d8.html



WVTR, a CBS Virginia station also reported this monring
https://wtvr.com/2019/02/04/justin-fairfax-claim/

...
The claim leveled against Fairfax — who was not mentioned by name — came in the form of a Facebook post written by the accuser and shared, with her permission, by a woman in Richmond. CBS 6 News has not yet independently confirmed the accuser wanted her story shared with the public. Some details included in her Facebook post will be added to this story once that confirmation is obtained.

The Lt. Governor’s team indicated this was not the first time the woman has spoken about the alleged assault.

“The person reported to be making this false allegation first approached the Washington Post – one of the nation’s most prominent newspapers — more than a year ago, around the time of the Lieutenant Governor’s historic inauguration,” the statement continued. “The Post carefully investigated the claim for several months. After being presented with facts consistent with the Lt. Governor’s denial of the allegation, the absence of any evidence corroborating the allegation, and significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegation, the Post made the considered decision not to publish the story.”
...



Last night, when this story started to break, I researched the Big League Politics report. They're the same conservative site that first reported Northam's 1984 yearbook racist photo.

I do not know if it has even reached a "she said - he said" place because the woman has not officially responded. Her Facebook page is shutdown which may be as a result of this ... I'm not sure.

If she does formally make a claim, she's an academic and author who has worked on sexual misconduct - seems to be a reputable and a nice person. She's also been a long standing Democrat supporter which spoils some of the potential conspiracy theories of a right wing hit job. She's black which contradicts potential claims of racist motivation. The person she was communicating with on Facebook also seems reputable.

This may (key word - I'm not positive) have been the subject of Northam's urgent meeting last night. I saw one blog-like report that suggests it might have been.

It is now on the Drudge Report Twitter feed so it is probably just a matter of time before it mushrooms
because it is clearly in the Republicans interest for it to come out.

Republicans control both the House & Senate in Virginia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_General_Assembly
which probably have an impact if both the Gov & Lt Gov have to resign ... might have been the subject of the meeting last night ... I do not know for sure.

Sorry to potentially ruin your morning. We may be looking at more ugliness in Virginia. I suspect we will.

As Flynn left the courthouse, demonstrators chanted "Lock him up!"

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/michael-flynn-sentencing-live-latest-update-trump-russia-fbi-mueller-investigation-court-case-trial-a8688381.html
As Michael Flynn left the courthouse, demonstrators chanted "Lock him up!" and "USA!"

Chris Riotta
18 December 2018 18:09



https://twitter.com/samwirii/status/1075091075264593921

https://twitter.com/Lhartzenbusch/status/1075090921723781121




So we got a little justice done today ...

Yes, I think they will get into Trump's finances

Manafort subsequently plead guilty to conspiracy and witness tampering
Cohen subsequently plead guilty to lying to congress

But prior to those:

Manafort VA crimes (8 convictions, plus 10 admissions of guilt):
5 falsifications of income tax returns,
4 failures to file foreign bank account reports,
4 counts of bank fraud, and
5 counts of bank fraud conspiracy

Cohen's crimes he originally plead guilty to
5 counts of tax evasion
1 count of making an excessive campaign contribution,
1 count of causing an unlawful corporate campaign contribution
1 count of making false statements to a federally insured bank

Do you see the pattern?
They're all financial crimes.

Now they've got the Trump Chief Financial Office for decades, Allen Weisselberg, accepting a grant of immunity to spill Trump's financial beans.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/24/longtime-trump-organization-cfo-weisselberg-granted-immunity-in-cohen-probe-dj-citing-sources.html
He is cooperating with delving into Cohen's crimes

Weisselberg also will have to respond to the Trump Foundation lawsuit as Trump's personal piggy bank according to NY State AG
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/14/politics/new-york-lawsuit-trump-foundation/index.html

Weisselberg will also have to respond to Trump's family empire/entities hit with 30 subpoenas for Emoluments clause investigation. Multiple federal agencies involved.
https://www.sourcepolitics.com/trump-hit-with-30-subpoenas-irs-and-other-entities-involved/

http://oag.dc.gov/sites/default/files/2018-12/Emoluments-Trump-Organization-Subpoenas.pdf?fbclid=IwAR27Iu352Nb9dKFRjzzqwAbHo8C3-yHkFlmr00PXU4mjMvTYchBUKdmUYqA

Mueller has allegedly subpoenaed Deutsche Banks banking records for Trump
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-05/deutsche-bank-said-to-be-subpoenaed-by-mueller
Duetsche Bank has connections with Kremlin controlled VTB bank and were fined for money laundering. VTB are alleged to have been in the loop to help finance the Trump tower in Moscow

There are some reports that stated Mueller already had Trump's tax returns.

Here's the point: you can lie about what you might have said to a Russian on the phone or at a dinner but it is much harder to lie about financial transactions because they leave an audit trail.

Follow the money. Robert Mueller has a lot more power to do that than two young Washington Post reporters did for Watergate.

When they couldn't get him on murder, they got Al Capone on tax evasion.
They did something very similar for Manafort and Cohen.

It is inevitable that they're going down this road to get Donald Trump.

State delegates call on Montgomery County police, prosecutor to investigate Kavanaugh allegations

Source: Baltimore Sun

Eleven state delegates from Montgomery County are calling on local police and prosecutors to investigate allegations that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh committed one or more sexual assaults while a high school student at Georgetown Prep in the 1980s.

In a letter addressed Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger, State's Attorney John McCarthy and lawyers Debra Katz and Michael Avenatti, who represent women accusing Kavanaugh of crimes, the lawmakers asked local authorities not to wait for an alleged victim to make a complaint to them before starting an investigation.
....
(Maryland Governor Larry) Hogan said Tuesday that the Senate should slow down Kavanaugh’s nomination process until it conducts a full and fair hearing.

“It’s very disturbing. It gives me great pause. There are credible charges and big concerns. They need to be heard,” he said after an event in Montgomery County. “They ought to take whatever time it takes to make sure these accusers are heard and he has a chance to respond to them.”

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-moco-delegation-kavanaugh-20180926-story.html



If an investigation of the allegations against Kavanaugh were underway by Montgomery County Police, it would increase the pressure on the GOP to pause their confirmation process.

Why is the decision on Kavanaugh so difficult?

I was reading about how they select and verify a Supreme Court Justice here:
https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44234.pdf

that document has quotes like:
* “In addition to the obvious criteria any nominee for the Supreme Court ought to have—I suppose any nominee for any position on the judiciary ought to have—those of intellect, of integrity, and of judicial temperament, it is very appropriate of the Senate to inquire into a nominee’s judicial philosophy. Of course, that includes the nominee’s fidelity to the Constitution.”
Sen. Charles E. Grassley

* the “more appropriate standard” was that the nominee “have outstanding legal ability and wide experience and meet the highest standards of integrity, judicial temperament, and professional competence.”

* “When I face a Supreme Court nominee I have three questions: Is he or she competent? Does she or he possess the highest personal and professional integrity? And, third, will he or she protect and defend the core constitutional values and guarantees around free of speech, religion, equal protection of the law, and the right of privacy?”
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski

* By contrast, Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT), in testimony before the subcommittee, declared that
there “are myriad reasons why political ideology has not been—and is not—an appropriate
measure of judicial qualifications. Fundamentally,” he continued, “the Senate’s responsibility to
provide advice and consent does not include an ideological litmus test because a nominee’s
personal opinions are largely irrelevant so long as the nominee can set those opinions aside and
follow the law fairly and impartially as a judge.”

Kavanaugh has already been very questionable in terms of integrity while answering questions on torture during his years at the Bush White House, Judge Pickering, $200,000 credit card debt, an OSHA case, emails stolen from Democrats, Roe v Wade, disgraced Judge Kozinski from sexual misconduct allegations, etc.

But lets ignore those for the moment though many seem disqualifying to me and others.


Dr. Ford reluctantly came forward with allegations. Those allegations have been substantiated by passing a lie detector test, 2012 and 2013 therapist notes and some witnesses - some we have yet to hear from. Articles like this point to her credibility
https://www.vox.com/first-person/2018/9/18/17874504/kavanaugh-assault-allegation-christine-blasey-ford

In response to Dr. Ford's allegations, we have witnessed things like this:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=11164736


We might be concerned some with statute of limitations with respect to Dr. Ford's claims. But to me, there are no statute of limitations on Kavanagh's recent response to Dr. Ford.

Kavanaugh has rejected due process for Dr. Ford. By sitting on his hands, he has rejected an investigation by the FBI to get to the bottom of the facts. He has aligned himself with people smearing Dr. Ford, bullying her and slamming the door on examining her claims fairly.

That to me is not conduct becoming a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Such a Justice would demonstrate possession of "high standards of integrity" by welcoming a FBI investigation and witnesses and evidence to clear his good name and "follow the law fairly and impartially" to deliver due process to Dr. Ford transparently - for all to see.

Kavanaugh through his inaction to date has failed to do that. In doing so, Kavanaugh revealed without any reasonable doubt that he lacks the "high standards of integrity" cited in the document above on selecting a Justice for the Supreme Court and he showed that he cannot be relied upon to "follow the law fairly and impartially"

Kavanaugh has already disqualified himself with his response to Dr. Ford's claims.

How is this a "witch hunt"?

Manafort recommended banker who gave him loans for Army secretary
https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/07/politics/manafort-calk-army-secretary/index.html

Paul Manafort recommended a banker who allegedly loaned him money under false pretenses be nominated as President Donald Trump's Army secretary, Rick Gates testified Tuesday.

Gates, who was working on Trump's transition team, testified that Manafort had suggested Stephen Calk as a candidate for Army secretary two weeks after Trump was elected.

Manafort was Trump's campaign chairman in summer 2016 but resigned before the election. Gates, Manafort's longtime business partner and Trump's deputy campaign chairman, was working on the transition team and the inauguration.

"We need to discuss Steve Calk for Sec of Army," Manafort wrote to Gates on Nov. 24, 2016, in an email prosecutors showed the jury. He signed the email as "P."

Manafort emailed Gates again two days before Christmas in 2016. He told Gates he had attached contact information for various people he wanted to go to Trump's inauguration. That list included Calk and his son.


Here's a link from that article which further substantiates the article:
https://democrats-oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/2018-04-12.EEC%20Lynch%20to%20CEO%20Steve%20Calk%20re.%20loans%20to%20Paul%20Manafort.pdf


Beyond ample evidence of hiding foreign bank accounts, tax evasion and fraud obtaining bank loans in this particular criminal case against Manafort, how does the above square with 'nothing to see here - this is just a witch hunt of someone trying to sell a position as secretary of the army in exchange for a $16 million bank loan'?

This 'witch hunt' claim reminds me of the 'death panels' claim.

Why is an ex-campaign chair able to make such a proposal during the Trump transition?

I think Trump and Sarah Sanders ought to be hammered with questions on this - to demand an answer why having a court look at this conduct is a 'witch hunt'.

Trump declined giving Rod Blagojevich clemency ....

Investigation of Trump's threats against women

You may recall this Nov 2016 allegation:

Woman who accused Donald Trump of raping her at 13 drops lawsuit
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/04/donald-trump-teenage-rape-accusations-lawsuit-dropped

https://www.scribd.com/doc/316341058/Donald-Trump-Jeffrey-Epstein-Rape-Lawsuit-and-Affidavits

Here's the video of her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, announcing she was too frightened to go through with the press conference and lawsuit because of the threats


Here is Stormy outlining her experience of being threatened



So Stormy sat down with Lois Gibson, a top composite sketch artist and ..

Sketch of man who Stormy Daniels says threatened her to be released
https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/09/politics/michael-avenatti-sketch-cnntv/index.html

But they didn't release it ...


Because they have been cooperating with law enforcement and were asked to not make the sketch public yet.

There is a good chance that if a person is making threats like this, they are being paid and it would be logical that they would be paid by the "fixer" who represents the accused if a fixer exists because the accused is the key one who benefits most from the delivery of an effective threat.

That rape victim bailing out of her press conference always stuck with me. It seemed pretty chilling and sincere. And there may be traces of large sums of money to settle out of court as part of the withdrawal of the lawsuit ... which might have gone through one of Cohen's fake companies ....

How could the FBI not be looking at this? It appears from what Avenatti said that they are.

If the FBI were suspicious of this and had some potential evidence of it, that could be a pretty compelling story for a judge when it came to considering overriding attorney-client privilege with search warrants.

If I were an FBI agent looking into this, I would want to know the specifics of why that rape victim bailed out on that press conference. She probably was entitled to her day in court.

If they catch Trump & Cohen doing this, they're finished.

Shine the bright lights on these cockroaches and watch them scurry. I suspect that is a part of what is going on here.
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