Robert Mueller’s 8-minute political dirty trick: Preserving FBI corruption
WASHINGTON. Former FBI director and Special Counsel Robert Muller staged an eight-minute press conference Wednesday. It was actually an 8-minute political dirty trick during which he confessed to wasting an estimated 30 million taxpayer dollars. He stated that “under long-standing [US Justice] Department policy, a President cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office. That is unconstitutional. Even if the charge is kept under seal and hidden from public view – that too is prohibited.” So, no charges. But Mueller spent that $30 million on something far more important to today’s Democrat Party: Preserving the FBI corruption the Obama Administration had so painstakingly installed in the agency.
Over the past two years, many a media talking head praised Mueller’s legal prowess. This legion of blow-dried dunces explained to us this was why Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tapped Mueller to investigate the charge that Trump conspired with Russia to deny Hillary Clinton the US presidency.
So, here’s a question: If it was, as Mueller says, “unconstitutional” to charge a sitting president with a crime, even with a mountain of evidence, why did Rosenstein and Mueller drain so much cash from the federal treasury for what can only be described as the most extravagant example of legal masturbation?
Well, Trump came up with two appropriate words to describe the Justice Department’s quest to prove the existence of Russian collusion more than a year ago: “witch hunt.”
Witch hunt, political dirty trick or both?
We must remember, it was Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the man who hired Mueller, that allegedly told Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe he planned to “secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.” That’s what the New York Times reported concerning events that transpired in the spring of 2017.
The aforementioned Justice Department plot, says the Times, showed “Mr. Rosenstein’s state of mind in the disorienting days that followed Mr. Comey’s dismissal.”
But it was the FBI, not President Trump, that was disoriented following FBI Director James Comey’s sacking by the president.
And who could blame them? The FBI had been up to some very shady business in this seditious caper.
Outsourcing spying and FBI corruption
By their own admission, the FBI put British MI6 agent Christopher Steele – of anti-Trump dossier fame – on the agency’s payroll. That is, until he became so comfortable at the J. Edgar Hoover Building, he began leaking to the press – like a full-fledged member of the FBI.
Steele himself has a very interesting resumé. Of course, he worked for British intelligence. After his “retirement,” he became a paid informant of the FBI, which continued through the 2016 presidential campaign. Steele next gained employment with opposition research firm Fusion GPS, for whom he composed a 35-page fictional “dossier” on Donald Trump’s Russian collusion. Oh, and it was the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign that paid Fusion GPS $12.2 million for both its and Steele’s services.
Steele’s dossier, which accused Trump campaign foreign policy advisor Carter Page of spying for Russia, was an instrumental piece of “evidence” presented by the FBI to the FISA court, predicating the issuance warrants to spy on Page and others.
Spying by any another name
Some, like the FBI and MSM, consider such questionable invasions of privacy “investigations.” Trump’s forthright new attorney general, Bill Barr, correctly considers it “spying.” That former description might have been more plausible if not for its predication on a dossier sourced by “retired” members of Russian intelligence. But it was far more complicated than that. This was one complicated political dirty trick.
Traitorous pillow talk
And then there are FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. It was clear Strzok, then the FBI’s head of counter intelligence, attempted to impress his extramarital paramour with his prowess.
Not sexual but political. Another political dirty trick.
Strzok was uniquely positioned at the FBI. He was the lead investigator for both the Hillary Clinton email inquiry and Trump/Russia collusion. Just before the 2016 election, the lovers exchanged these two interesting phone texts:
Lisa Page: “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right?”
Peter Strozk: “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.”
The FBI exonerated Clinton despite her deletion of more than 30,000 potentially incriminating emails and the destruction of the digital devices that stored them. Meanwhile, the FBI launched an “investigation” designed to remove a duly-elected president from office in apparent retribution for his firing of the FBI’s fearless leader, James Comey, the previous administration’s point-man for FBI corruption and weaponization.
Then, as reported by The New York Times, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein hatched a desperate plot to remove the president from office by waging a campaign to convince members of the Trump cabinet to declare the president mentally incapacitated and unfit to hold his office under the Constitution’s 25th Amendment.
Stupid Republicans are their own worst enemies
After 9/11, a foolish Republican Congress passed the Patriot Act to transform America’s intelligence services into a formidable weapon in the war against terrorism. But President Obama used the power granted him by Republicans to transform US Deep State agencies into a formidable weapon for his leftist associates to use against utterly clueless Republicans.
Saving the FBI at all costs
We have more than a few inklings as to what moves the FBI made to prevent Trump from entering the White House. And, failing that, to remove him from the office. But AG Barr’s investigation of the extesive corruption embedded in the national police agency J. Edgar Hoover built shows the extent to which the FBI is now the political dirty-tricks division of the Democrat Party. The American public will eventually learn more about this, the worst example of FBI corruption in the agency’s generally storied history.
Of late, William Barr’s investigation into the origins of the Russia hoax has taken a back seat in the anti-Trump media to the impeachment stir generated anew by Robert Mueller’s shameful Wednesday press conference.
And that political dirty trick by a former FBI director just proves the point Barr is trying to make.
Top Image: Robert Mueller holds post-Congressional hearing press conference. C-SPAN screen capture.