Skip to comments.The Russia Investigation: Someone Should Investigate the Investigators
Posted on 10/03/2017 10:34:48 AM PDT by Kaslin
In 2010, pro-Russia candidate Viktor Yanukovych was elected president of Ukraine. Paul Manafort provided extensive consulting services for his campaign. Politico has called it a political love connection.
Vladimir Putin was pleased. His strategic endgame has been to create a united Eurasia that is nationalistic, Christian, steeped in local culture and history, and that would compete with Europe for regional hegemony.
This was an early inkling of the Zeitgeist that would later lead to Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. Manafort was one of its architects.
Ukraines decision to align with Putin did not sit well with globalists, though. John McCain flew to Kiev to stir up protesters against the democratically elected ruler, fomenting a coup détat in 2014 that ousted Yanukovych and installed a pro-Western puppet.
The FBI, headed by James Comey, investigated Manafort for his work with Yanukovych but found nothing illegal. It was not yet a crime to oppose John McCain on a matter of foreign policy.
In 2016, Donald Trump rode the international trend of nationalism to win the Republican nomination. On June 20 of that year, he hired a campaign manager who had experience promoting this sort of agenda: Manafort.
The next month, several private emails of John Podesta were published by Wikileaks. They showed the Clinton campaign coordinating with the DNC to fix the primaries against Bernie Sanders.
Podesta blamed Russia for hacking his emails. Curiously, Podesta would not let the FBI inspect the allegedly hacked computers. Instead, he hired CrowdStrike, a private contractor whose CTO and co-founder, Dmitri Alperovitch, is a Russian ex-patriot and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a think tank with an anti-Russian agenda.
The Atlantic Council is funded by Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk, a $10 million donor to the Clinton Foundation. Not surprisingly, CrowdStrike supported Podestas talking point that Russia hacked his computer, which took the focus away from the embarrassing content of the emails and put it on Trumps campaign.
It has recently been learned that the email files were removed from the computer at the speed of 22.7 megabytes per second, which makes a hack impossible. The internet cannot download at that speed. It was an inside job, more than likely a staffer sympathetic to Sanders using a jump drive. There is no way Comey did not know that.
In August, Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign over heat he was taking for his Russian connections. Amazingly, Podesta with a huge assist from the FBI had managed to use leaked emails that showed his campaigns dirty tricks to cause chaos at the top of Trumps campaign.
Trump hired Kellyanne Conway to replace Manafort. Against all odds, Trump won the election. The response to his victory among his political opponents ranged from apoplexy to hysteria, and the Russian collusion story became the preferred form of denial.
Comey was called to testify before Congress, and he confirmed that there was an investigation into Russian meddling but could not say much more. Trumps Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the probe on the advice of career ethics attorneys at the Justice Department.
Trump met with Comey on several occasions asking him to make public what he had told the president privately: that the president was not a target. Comey refused, and Trump fired him.
Comey then leaked notes of his meetings with Trump, he claimed under oath, to get a special counsel appointed. He did not say what he knew behind the scenes about the inner workings of Washington that convinced him his notes would have that effect.
The special counsel decision devolved to the second in command at the Justice Department, Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Robert Mueller to investigate, any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.
Take it from a practicing lawyer: the or is never a throw in. The and is the bait, and the or is the switch. This investigation was never about the and nobody ever thought that Russia coordinated with Trump to steal Podestas emails. This has been an inquisition from the start, to probe links between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign Paul Manafort.
Mueller had been Obamas director of the FBI until 2013. More than likely, he had previously explored Manaforts advocacy on behalf of Yanukovych in Ukraine, or at least his Russian ties. Mueller has a dog in this fight.
It is all too convenient and seems at some level to have been coordinated. But for what purpose?
President Trump said at the UN: As president of the United States, I will always put America first, just like you, as the leaders of your countries, will always and should always put your countries first. That is the Manafortian, Brexit-y worldview that many in Washington would like to outlaw.
An unlimited investigation of Manaforts efforts on behalf of Ukraine under the discredited canard that Russia stole the election is, effectively, a collateral attack on that worldview. It is the Washington establishment accomplishing by the legal process what it could not in the last election.
They are going to find links between Manafort and Russia through his work in Ukraine, and whoever wrote that order knew it. But there is nothing criminal about advancing political policy in Ukraine with the support of foreign actors. The Atlantic Council and the Clinton Foundation could tell you that.
The whole thing stinks to high heaven and Jeff Sessions, the man who would otherwise be putting an end to it, stands recused from the Russian investigation.
He is not recused, however, from the operations of his Justice Department. If he suspects that political interests are manipulating federal law enforcement, he should order a special counsel to investigate the investigators.
He has illegal FISA wiretaps, the inexplicable reliance on Crowdstrike, well-timed leaks, and everything else in this sordid tale more than enough to warrant that suspicion. It is time to do something about it.
There must be someone who could investigate them...I stump..can’t think of a single person.
All makes sense, but it’s a day late now thar sessions says he will not prosecute obammy admin crimes.
There... fixed it
Anyone who saw the 15,000 to 20,000 showing up for Trump's rallies compared to the pathetic 300 to 500 (sometimes paid) supporters at HER rallies could see what was coming.
He even overcame all the NOW PROVEN voter fraud. And I assume they did all the voter fraud they thought they could get away with.
And if Sessions thought that his appearance of involvement was worth recusing, it damn sure means that EVERY ATTORNEY that Mueller has hired should have been forced to recuse.
EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM INCLUDING MUELLER.
It is UNPRECEDENTED IN AMERICAN HISTORY THAT THE LOSING PARTY GETS TO PUT THE PRESIDENT UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION FOR UNSUPPORTED ALLEGATIONS.
Nothing but Banana Republic tactics, abusing the "Justice" department for political terrorism.
Word has it they have also been abusing travel this the same way as Price did in Trump's administration even as Muller is known to have abused travel policy in the Obama years.
Trump could dismiss the lot of them with prejudice even as he did Tom Price. Imagine Muller begging to keep his job like Price did, but stuck on the hook for millions of $ he'd have to pay back.
Better yet, how about an independent counsel impaneled to investigate Muller's and teams' travel abuses?
What's good for the goose ....eh?
And we can be sure that Mueller and his cronies are destroying all the evidence they have uncovered on Hillary, Obama, the DNC, Podesta, Wasserman Schultz, et al.
Thanks for posting this valuable article, which is an excellent summation of how we have gotten to this point. The author, a lawyer, says something I have believed for months. He wrote, “It is all too convenient and seems at some level to have been coordinated.” The linchpin in all this is Jeff Sessions, he of the blazingly swift recusal that laid the new Trump administration bare to the rapacious Mueller. Until and unless Sessions acts to, as the author put it, investigate the investigators, I will remain convinced Sessions is a Trojan horse.
Sessions is a Deep State Trojan Horse.
“Sessions is a Deep State Trojan Horse.”
That is a damn good analogy.