BELLINGHAM, Wash., November 1, 2017 — Hillary Clinton and the Russia saga continue to haunt us. It’s as if the ghouls of Halloween are sticking around.
What do we really know about the absurdly small cast of scary characters in this on-going drama?
It begins with some simple questions:
- What was so important about that the sale of Uranium One?
- Why was the uranium sale allowed in the first place?
- If President Obama could have blocked the sale, why didn’t he?
- Whose candy sack needed filling?
Then there is the matter of the “treat”—a piece of yellowcake uranium—that FBI Director Robert Mueller dropped into Putin’s candy bag. Regardless of why a uranium sample was sent to Moscow, why did Mueller have to deliver it himself? Would it have been more expeditious to have a special courier from DOE, on one of those unmarked cargo planes like Obama used to deliver billions in cash ransom on the midnight run to Tehran, take Putin his treat?
Why Mueller, of all people?
And if Mueller was the messenger, can he possibly be a fair arbiter of fact regarding Hillary, the Clinton Foundation and the $143,000,000 payment made to the Clintons at the time of the uranium sale to Russia?
Here’s what we know so far:
Rod Rosenstein was conducting an investigation into Russia’s interest in U.S. uranium
About eight Halloweens ago, Russians in America began a systematic campaign of bribery and corruption, no doubt ordered by Putin, to increase Russian influence over American uranium, including its transportation.
As “The Hill” reports, the investigation was under the supervision of then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, an Obama appointee who now serves as President Trump’s deputy attorney general. Then there is former Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Now the deputy FBI director, McCabe is the subject of yet another investigation.
Well before the crucial Uranium One deal closed in 2010, Mueller, Holder, Rosenstein and McCabe all held indisputable proof of Putin’s interest in the American uranium industry. And of Russian bribery and Russian-financed corruption.
Knowing perfectly well what the Russians were involved in with regard to American uranium, not one of them shared that information with the people who would be signing off on the Uranium One deal.
Why not? Senator Grassley now intends to find out.
Holder and Hillary: Keeping mum over Russia and Uranium
As far as we can tell, Holder did not mention Russia’s interest in U.S. uranium. He joined Hillary’s State Department and seven government agencies in approving the deal.
Happy Halloween, Billy!
Bill Clinton got $500,000 in his candy bag for one speech, paid by a Russian investment bank, and a day at the Kremlin, hanging with Vladimir himself and Dmitry Medvedev. Medvedev is the guy who Obama, caught on a hot mic, told, “tell Vladimir I can be more flexible after my election”.
The Clinton Foundation got some serious candy too: a massive and immediate cash inflow of over $143,000,000 because, as Bill’s friend Peter Giustra said, “they do good work.”
Very good work.
Mueller and Holder sat on the case before it was plea-bargained to a quiet end in 2014 in a Maryland court.
The Maryland U. S. Attorney in charge? Rod Rosenstein.
So we have Bill Clinton, Robert Mueller, Eric Holder, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, and the Foundation, along with a LOT of Halloween treats.
Hillary knew nothing about it, of course.
She never knows anything. Because what does it matter?
Along came Jim Comey, who began to write his exoneration of Hillary long before he had even interviewed her or other key witnesses in the matter. He granted immunity to witnesses who were also Hillary staffers, including her attorney, Cheryl Mills.
Comey then allowed those witnesses to represent Hillary at her interview.
Hillary appeared before Congress, but she wasn’t sworn in. And Comey took not a single written note.
In contrast, after an hour-long meeting with President Trump, Comey went immediately to his government limousine to make copious and detailed notes about what Trump may have said.
James Comey, Hllary’s foil
Comey proceeded to save Hillary from any charges, leaving no rocks in Hillary’s candy bag. He then leaked documents through a friend to the NYT, with the express purpose of seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor.
A FISA court turned Comey’s request for wiretapping warrants down. He eventually got the warrant, probably by using the Steele dossier, which we now know the DNC, Podesta and the Hillary campaign paid over $9,000,000 to Fusion GPS to assemble, as supporting proof.
He proceeded to wiretap Manafort, thus “incidentally” Trump, at Trump Tower, just as Trump claimed.
Natalia Veselnitskaya to Loretta Lynch to Hillary Clinton via the Phoenix tarmac
Russian spider Natalia Veselnitskaya, a known international security risk, was unable to obtain a visa from the State Department. And then she could. She obtained an extremely rare visa waiver from A.G. Loretta Lynch.
Remember, Lynch and Bill Clinton “talked about the grandkids” on an airport tarmac in Phoenix only two days before Comey exonerated his wife Hillary. Timing is everything.
Veselnitskaya claims she has dirt on Hillary to trick Donald Trump, Jr. and Jared Kushner into a meeting at Trump Tower. Once there, she talks about adoption sanctions (my money says this meeting was used to get another FISA warrant) and Kushner and Trump discount the meeting as a waste of time.
Then, with some pretty impressive trickery, she appears a few days later in a front-row seat at a Congressional hearing, sitting next to Obama’s ambassador to Russia.
Demasking the players
So we have a small cast of characters, most of whom have trick-or-treated together every year since 2009. Different costumes, but underneath the masks, the same faces always appear.
It’s high time the masks to come off. We have to see who has collected too much candy, how they got it, and just who needs a Charlie Brown-style rock in their pillowcases.
The Great Pumpkin of Scandal appears to be rising out of the Democrats’ pumpkin patch.
Jim Jones is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and lives in Bellingham, WA.
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