WASHINGTON. The Deep State’s ongoing Trump-Russia collusion fable recently took a bizarre turn. Special Counsel Robert Mueller made a spectacle of handing down indictments against 12 Russian GRU (foreign military intelligence) agents for allegedly hacking into the computers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The timing of the Mueller indictments was curious. Certainly, it had nothing to do with the fact President Trump just happened to be involved in meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
The FBI’s lack of curiosity
Even curiouser, press reports back in January 2017 said the FBI never examined the DNC computer hard drives. The FBI simply relied on the word of techies from the DNC’s computer contractor, CrowdStrike.
According to BuzzFeed, the DNC’s own deputy communications director, Eric Walker, essentially confirmed this.
“The DNC had several meetings with representatives of the FBI’s Cyber Division and its Washington (D.C.) Field Office, the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, and U.S. Attorney’s Office, and it responded to a variety of requests for cooperation, but the FBI never requested access to the DNC’s computer servers.”
The failed Mueller investigation
That statement strongly suggests that Mueller’s investigation has failed to produce evidence of any Trump-Russia collusion. As a result, Mueller chose to indict the Russian spy guys in an effort to keep the Democrats’ phony conspiracy narrative alive.
You may recall that Mueller was caught off-guard when lawyers representing the Russian company Concord Management and Consulting – named in Mueller’s first grand jury indictment of Russians last February – sent lawyers to answer the special prosecutor’s charges in federal court. Under our legal system, defendants are allowed access to the evidence against them so their attorneys can wage a vigorous defense.
Mueller hoist with his own petard
The flummoxed Mueller team apparently failed to anticipate this move by the defense. The last thing Mueller wants is an endless “discovery” fishing expedition by Russian-paid attorneys. Discovery by the defense could wreak havoc on Mueller’s own never-ending Trump-Russia collusion witch hunt.
According to CNN, Concord’s lawyers
“…asked for information about other employees who Mueller considered to be co-conspirators or who weren’t charged in the case, the US people who communicated with the Russians, and recordings and other electronic surveillance of the company’s employees… The company’s attorneys also asked for information about the past seven decades of US policy toward other countries’ elections, especially regarding ‘each and every instance’ from ‘1945 to present’ where the US government ‘engaged in operations to interfere with elections and political processes in any foreign country.’”
Certainly, that final request is hilarious in light of the Obama administration’s own interference in other countries’ political processes.
Obama’s election meddling
Here is one prime example.
In 2015, President Obama sent political operatives to Israel. Their mission: to support opposition party efforts to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power. Jeremy Bird, national field director for Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign, went to Tel Aviv to head the anti-Netanyahu “One Voice” organization. The US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations provides some insight on the scope of this Obama-One Voice collusion meant to influence the Israeli government’s balance of power and direction.
“One Voice deployed its social media platform, which more than doubled during the State Department grant period; used its database of voter contact information, including email addresses… and enlisted its network of trained activists, many of whom were recruited or trained under the grant.” (Emphasis added).
Despite US taxpayer funding for One Voice and its extensive “social media platform,” Obama’s Putin-like efforts at “meddling” in Israeli democracy proved a monumental failure. The media, of course, had little interest in covering this story. They’d rather continue with 24/7 coverage of their fake Trump-Russia collusion scandal.
Today, Obama is back in Chicago begging its once-adoring residents to let him build a white elephant “presidential library” in place of a popular public park, amidst the city’s violent and bloodstained streets.
Meanwhile, Benjamin Netanyahu remains Israel’s prime minister. Furthermore, President Trump has moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city of Jerusalem. In making this move, Trump fulfilled a longstanding US government policy Obama and other presidents conveniently ignored.
Time for a little Trump-Russia collusion?
Getting back to Mueller, it may finally be time for President Trump to turn the tables on the Special Counsel by engaging in some real Trump-Russia collusion efforts with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Most likely, the operation would go something like this.
President Trump, sitting behind his desk in the Oval Office, reaches for his phone.
Trump: Hello, Vlad, it’s The Donald. You know that Mueller character who keeps indicting your Deep-State people? He’s doing it in support of our Deep-State people… the ones calling me a traitor and leaking US government secrets to their fake-news pals.
Putin: Yes, I’ve read about it in Pravda. You know, my people were just playing with you Americans in 2016. Like when we created anti-Hillary Facebook groups, which were about as harmful as a bunch of babushkas sharing borscht recipes.
Or when we staged Support Hillary. Save American Muslims rallies. The ones where people held signs with a bogus quote attributed to Mrs. Clinton: “I think Sharia Law will be a powerful new direction of freedom.”
We all laughed ’till we cried.
If we were really serious about damaging Mrs. Clinton, we would have dropped polonium in her tea or doused her with a chemical nerve agent.
The plot thickens
Trump: Vlad, I don’t think you could bring that vampire down with a crucifix, a string of garlic, silver bullets or a big wooden stake through the heart. And that’s assuming she has a heart.
But the next best thing to bringing down Crooked Hillary would be to tame her wartime consiglieri, Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Call him on his recent indictment by sending your 12 GRU agents, with a few good lawyers, to court and call Mueller’s bluff. Make him show you the evidence against the 12 and how he came by it. You know, make Mueller reveal US Deep-State sources and methods.
Putin: But wouldn’t such an act by Mueller be, in the words of former CIA Director John Brennan, “treasonous”?
Trump: They’ve already done that by attempting to overthrow my government. But it would force Mueller to put up or shut up.
Putin: You have a very Machiavellian mind. Perhaps you could work for me after you finish your second term as president… and I being in my tenth.
Trump: No. I have too many hotel/resorts and beauty pageants to run. Not to mention all the time I’ll be spending planning my presidential library. The one atop the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, with its Rosie O’Donnell dunk tank, Robert De Niro whack-a-mole game, and a wax likeness of yours truly shaking hands with the actual stuffed and mounted rocket man, Kim Jong-un. But I appreciate your kind job offer… Bigly!
It’s a wrap
Putin: Okay, I will call my lawyers and tell them to impale Mueller for old Vlad. You have a good day.
Trump: It’s always a good day in Trumplandia.
Top Image: US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin
meet in Helsinki. Fox News screen grab.