Dershowitz: “Democrats Will Regret Calling Mueller to Testify”…

Alan Dershowitz appears with two panel members of the ‘Tick-Tock-Boom club’ to discuss the potential of Robert Mueller’s testimony.

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On the issue of the May 16th, 2017, Mueller trip to the White House raised by ‘tick-tock’ chairman Greg Jarrett, his emphasis is on the wrong syllable.

If Mueller does appear before congress the substance of Mueller’s White House visit should be ignored, and his status within the visit should be the focus.  Not to beat a dead horse, but the purpose of Rosenstein taking Mueller to the White House had nothing to do with Mueller as a candidate for FBI Director.

Congress needs to skip the BS, and get right to the heart of the issue.  Here is five Minutes of rapid fire questions for Mueller on this subject:

♦On May 16, 2017, were you applying to become FBI Director?
♦Why did you go to the White House?
♦When did Rod Rosenstein contact you about going to the White House?
♦When did Rod Rosenstein first contact you about becoming special counsel?
♦Did you speak to any members of the DOJ or FBI prior to going to the White House?
♦Were there conversations about a possible ‘special counsel position’ prior to May 16th, 2017?
♦Were you aware President Trump was under investigation prior to your conversation of May 16th, with President Trump?
♦Were you aware of the nature of the investigation, prior to May 16, 2017?
♦Were you aware of the possibility of being appointed ‘special counsel’?
♦Did you take any recording devices into the Oval Office meeting?
♦Did you own the cell phone you left in the Oval Office on May 16, 2017?
♦Between the afternoon Oval Office meeting and the next day announcement to the Gang-of-Eight by Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe, when exactly did you agree to become special counsel?
♦How did Rod Rosenstein contact you between May 16, 2017 and early morning May 17, 2017, about becoming special counsel?
♦Did you immediately agree to become special counsel when asked?
♦How much time transpired between Rosenstein asking you to become special counsel and your acceptance of the position?

See where this line of questioning goes?

The dynamic here is pretty damned obvious.

There was less than 24 hours between the time Mueller and Rosenstein were in the Oval Office (May 16th), and the time Rosenstein told the Gang-of-Eight that Mueller was appointed Special Counsel (May 17th).

That’s not a lot of time for discussion and contemplation by Mueller.  Yet, Rosenstein confirmed Mueller’s appointment to the Gang-of-Eight less than 24 hours after the oval office meeting.

So it stands to reason the first contact about the position happened prior to the May 16th Oval Office meeting.  If accurate, Mueller was aware Trump was under investigation, AND Mueller was aware he could be special counsel to take over the investigation prior to the Oval Office meeting.

I’ll bet you a dozen donuts the entire purpose of the Oval Office meeting with Mueller was part of the FBI investigation…. and Mueller’s cell phone wasn’t actually Mueller’s cell phone… it was an FBI phone set up so that McCabe’s investigators could listen to the conversation with the target of the investigation, President Trump.

Occam’s Razor – A former FBI Director… meeting with the president of the United States… in the oval office…. in the middle of one of the more consequential time-periods in history… immediately after the firing of the former FBI Director… with family and a network of friends curious as to the outcome…. who is also communicating with the Deputy Attorney General… doesn’t *accidentally* leave his cell phone in the Oval Office.

That background allows people to absorb the intent and motivations of the Special Counsel investigation.  How many people even know Robert Mueller interviewed President Donald Trump six days after the FBI launched a criminal “obstruction of justice” investigation, and ten months after the FBI launched the counterintelligence investigation….

..The May 16, 2017, Mueller meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office.

The Mueller Report shows there never was a Trump Russia-Collusion-Conspiracy case to begin with; and with the report showing how most of Mueller’s investigative time was spent gathering evidence for an ‘obstruction case’; and with new revelations from Andrew McCabe, John Dowd and Mueller officials overlayed on the previous Strzok/Page texts; we can now clearly reconcile the May 16th, 2017, meeting between President Trump, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller. Here’s how…

FBI Director James Comey was fired on Tuesday May 9th, 2017. According to his own admissions (NBC and CBS), Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe immediately began a criminal ‘obstruction’ investigation the next day, Wednesday May 10th; and he immediately enlisted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

These McCabe statements line up with with text message conversations between FBI lawyer Lisa Page and FBI agent Peter Strzok – (same dates 5/9 and 5/10):

(text message link)

It now appears that important redaction is “POTUS” or “TRUMP”. [Yes, this is evidence that some unknown DOJ officials redacted information from these texts that would have pointed directly to the intents of the DOJ and FBI. [WARNING: Don’t get hung on it.]

The next day, Thursday May 11th, 2017, Andrew McCabe testifies to congress. With the Comey firing fresh in the headlines, Senator Marco Rubio asked McCabe: “has the dismissal of Mr. Comey in any way impeded, interrupted, stopped, or negatively impacted any of the work, any investigation, or any ongoing projects at the Federal Bureau of Investigation?”

McCabe responded: “So there has been no effort to impede our investigation to date. Quite simply put, sir, you cannot stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing, protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution.”

However, again referencing his own admissions, on Friday May 12th McCabe met with DAG Rod Rosenstein to discuss the issues, referencing the criminal ‘obstruction’ case McCabe had opened just two days before. According to McCabe:

… “[Rosenstein] asked for my thoughts about whether we needed a special counsel to oversee the Russia case. I said I thought it would help the investigation’s credibility. Later that day, I went to see Rosenstein again. This is the gist of what I said: I feel strongly that the investigation would be best served by having a special counsel.” (link)

Recap: Tuesday: Comey Fired; Wednesday: McCabe starts criminal ‘obstruction’ case; Thursday: McCabe testifies to congress “no effort to impede”; Friday: McCabe and Rosenstein discuss appointing a Special Counsel.

After the weekend, Monday May 15th, McCabe states he and Rosenstein conferred again about the Special Counsel approach. McCabe: “I brought the matter up with him again after the weekend.”

Now, overlaying what we know now that we did not know in 2018, to include the John Dowd interview and McCabe admissions, a very clear picture emerges.

On Tuesday May 16th, Rod Rosenstein takes Robert Mueller to the White House to talk with the target of the ‘obstruction’ criminal investigation, Donald Trump, under the ruse of bringing Mueller in for a meeting about becoming FBI Director.

Knowing McCabe launched a criminal obstruction investigation six days earlier (May 10th); and knowing Mueller was ineligible for the position of FBI Director; this “meeting” looks entirely different.

This meeting looks like an opportunity to gather evidence for the obstruction case.

Heck, perhaps this meeting was even recorded as part of the FBI investigation.

Remember the Rosenstein ‘wear a wire‘ debates? Well, did Rosenstein need to actually wear a wire, or did soon-to-be appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller just carry the recording device into an undercover deposition?… Consider:

WASHINGTON – Andrew McCabe, the disgraced former acting FBI director, reveals in his new book that Robert Mueller temporarily left his cell phone behind after a meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office and that the phone “later had to be retrieved.”

McCabe did not explain why he included the detail in his book.

McCabe says that Mueller left the phone behind after Trump had interviewed Mueller as a potential candidate to replace James Comey as FBI director. The interview reportedly took place in the Oval Office just one day before Mueller had been appointed special counsel in the so-called Russia collusion case. (more)

Oh, I think I know why McCabe included the detail in his book… leverage.

In combination with the ‘wear a wire’ comments, McCabe’s stealth book note is a shot across the bow to Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller. Only the insider ‘small group’ would understand what McCabe is threatening. It’s a get out of jail free card that McCabe played to escape the clutches of the 2018 DC criminal referral.

McCabe telling RosensteinDon’t try to put yourself of a pedestal and act like you were not a direct participant in the investigation of President Trump; remember the May 16th, operation?   And, guess what….  it looks like it worked.

[This would explain why DC U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu dropped the case against McCabe?]

The next day, Wednesday May 17th, 2017, Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe go to brief the congressional “Gang-of-Eight”: Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, ¹Devin Nunes, Adam Schiff, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Richard Burr and Mark Warner.

… […] “On the afternoon of May 17, Rosenstein and I sat at the end of a long conference table in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol. We were there to brief the so-called Gang of Eight—the majority and minority leaders of the House and Senate and the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. Rosenstein had, I knew, made a decision to appoint a special counsel in the Russia case.”

[…] “After reminding the committee of how the investigation began, I told them of additional steps we had taken. Then Rod took over and announced that he had appointed a special counsel to pursue the Russia investigation, and that the special counsel was Robert Mueller.” (link)

Immediately following this May 17, 2017, Go8 briefing, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein notified the public of the special counsel appointment.

According to President Trump’s Attorney John Dowd, the White House was stunned by the decision. [Link] Coincidentally, AG Jeff Sessions was in the oval office for unrelated business when White House counsel Don McGahn came in and informed the group. Jeff Sessions immediately offered his resignation, and Sessions’ chief-of-staff Jody Hunt went back to the Main Justice office to ask Rosenstein what the hell was going on.

Now, with hindsight and full understanding of exactly what the purposes and intents were for Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to bring Robert Mueller to the White House, revisit this video from June 2017:

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The DOJ (Rosenstein) and FBI (McCabe) activity in coordination with the Robert Mueller team was always about the obstruction case from day one; heck, from even before Robert Mueller was appointed.

The totality of all primary effort has always been to protect the ruse of the Russia investigation by throwing out nonsense Russian indictments and keeping Manafort, Flynn and Papadopoulos (the original spygate targets) under control…. while the focus was on building the obstruction case against President Trump. Remember what FBI Agent Peter Strzok said:

…”you and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern there’s no big there there.”

(Text Message Link – See Page #459, May 19th, 2017)

It could not be any more clear than it is today.

Mueller’s investigative ‘small group’ were the people inside Main Justice (DOJ) and FBI headquarters who redacted the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages, and removed messages and communication antithetical to their goals.

As Devin Nunes outlined recently the Mueller team also kept key documents and information away from congress; stalled any effort to expose the unlawful aspects of “SpyGate’ and the fraudulent foundation behind the Carter Page FISA application; and undermined any adverse discoveries in the leak investigations (James Wolfe) writ large.

This investigative small group didn’t change when Mueller arrived, they just retooled the focus of their effort based on new leadership and new objectives. Those who created the Trump-Russia collusion/conspiracy case of 2016, evolved into creating the Trump obstructing justice case of 2017, 2018 and 2019.

(Proclamation from Comey Memo Court Filing)

Everything Mueller and Rosenstein were doing in late 2017 and throughout 2018 was intended to drag-out the Russia conspiracy narrative as long as possible, even though there was no actual Trump-Russia investigation taking place.  The goal for the “small group” was to bury the risk by Democrats winning the 2018 mid-terms.

It was always the “obstruction” investigation that could lead to the desired result by Mueller’s team of taking down President Trump through evidence that would help Pelosi and Nadler achieve impeachment . The “obstruction case” was the entirety of the case they were trying to make from May 2017 through to March 2019.

All of the hostile DOJ and FBI action toward the people within the targeting of the investigation: Targeting Michael Flynn and Mike Flynn Jr; Paul Manafort’s early morning no-knock FBI raid; Michael Cohen’s FBI office raid; Roger Stone’s FBI and SWAT team raid; etc… All of it, was designed to provoke President Trump into taking action that would further fuel the ‘obstruction‘ case.  It was all BAIT.

[¹] Now we know why House Speaker Paul Ryan moved to sideline Devin Nunes under the cloud of an ethics investigation.

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297 Responses to Dershowitz: “Democrats Will Regret Calling Mueller to Testify”…

  1. snellvillebob says:

    What would happen if Schiff allows only Democrats to ask Mueller questions? All this would become irrelevant. Don’t put this past him since as a desperate democrat and would never be punished by Pelosi.

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    • haruspex says:

      That’s not how it works. Equal time for each side. What Mueller will do is claim that he can’t discuss matters because of some made up formal sounding legislation. Read some of the testimony that Collins put out for McCabe/Lynch/Baker/Moyer et al. I think when the Rs are asking questions, Mueller will have hearing problems, “can you repeat the question” or memory issues “I don’t remember” and his speech and answers will be super S-L-O-O-O-W to eat at time and cut down on the questions asked by Rs. The Ds will spend their time telling him he is a great man and that he’s had an esteemed career and let him blather on about how wonderful he is. I doubt they’ll ask him too many questions because his investigation begs questions.
      I think Trump needs to use all of this special investigation circus and use it as obstruction of justice. Everyone of these ppl knew it was a wasteful exercise, thereby delaying any investigation into the real crimes.

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      • Agreed about answering R’s. But the D’s will have leading questions all around establishing a) that there was valid grounds for the investigation featuring unusually extensive connections with Russians (they need to protect that cover story as much as possible) b) that if T were not Pres they would have nabbed him for behavioural obstruction (public statements, tweets, disparaging the investigators, disrespecting the process, refusing to be interviewed in person etc.) so that c) the D’s can keep making the claim that ‘nobody is above the law,’ which is the foundation of their upcoming impeachment process.

        They WILL impeach, and probably will use Mueller’s testimony as the basis (one of the original possible goals of the exercise). Then the Senate will block one way or another. Then for the election, the Dems can go to the people to get the Senate to impeach him in the event he keeps the Presidency, and to get the Presidency in order to end this corrupt, tyrannical reign, after which they will jail him for whatever using the SDNY jurisdiction. They will rile up the base with this because the corrupt Republican Senate will have protected a clearly corrupt ‘mobster’ President.

        Now: YOU might not be convinced by their questions, and you might feel they are all pathetic attempts using wordplay to justify their BS, however you don’t see the world with their eyes, you are watching a different movie. For those watching the D movie, it will all be convincing, very much so, and impeachment is going to roll on forward setting up a truly epic battle for the Senate and Presidency in 2020.

        For this reason, it will be Biden or Warren, both fairly senior politicians with DC experience. The younger insurgent types don’t have the right optics for such High Court dramas. I don’t think either Warren or Biden have the chops either – though Kamala Harris might emerge as a Dark Horse prosecutor type in this regard, both ethnic and appropriately gendered to boot – but all these things get manipulated by the Press and they could probably make a Ham Sandwich look electable if they so choose.

        So: they WILL be asking questions and the answers, though wiffle-waffle to you, will be T-bone steak and apple pie to them. They smell victory now!

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        • Put down the tinfoil, and step away from the hat…..

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          • Retired USMC says:

            Funny thing that…I would have said the same thing if someone had told me several years ago that the FBI and CIA would go to such extremist as to the effort to FRAME a sitting President…now, not so much. Do NOT make the mistake as to putting off ANYTHING these low life Communist bastards can do as tinfoil hat stuff….they are willing to do ANYTHING for power, never forget that.

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          • Holmes says:

            Actually, I think BaronAsh is spot on.

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            • Oh, ho…another?

              Most conspiracy theorists have some modicum of actual fact to back up their musings. BaronAsh’s tale has nothing, it’s total fiction, based solely on wild speculation. One has to believe the President colluded to begin with, no evidence of such and then attempted to cover his non-crime. Pure hogwash, through and through.

              Perhaps wishful thinking on his part, but hogwash doesn’t even come close to a good conspiracy theory.

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        • dayallaxeded says:

          Can’t “like” this, but based on what I see from old friends who’re lost in enemedia-induced TDS world, I’m pretty sure you’re right about how this is gonna play out. We truly are seeing two entirely different movies, though it’s showing on one screen.

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      • dd_sc says:

        Also, in the past, some designated Democrat will constantly interrupt the Republican questioning while Schiff or Nadler keeps the clock running.

        That was Elijah Cummings’ job for years. He was Pelosi’s designated gun slinger on some important committees and would routinely go into theatrics.

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    • Mike says:

      The bigger question is why the Senate Reps are not interviewing Mueller? The Reps control the Senate. They can set the agenda and obtain the answers they want from Mueller. Graham and Burr are protecting Mueller and aiding the Dems.

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      • chickenhawk says:

        I believe the answer is that in the Senate, there has to be agreement with both parties to do that. Just my recollection. Different rules. Somebody else out there can back me up, or not.

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        • Orville R. Bacher says:

          Mr. Mueller, most men keep their Smartphone tucked securely in the inside pocket of their jacket. Please explain how “your” Smartphone was taken out of your jacket pocket and placed in the office of the President.

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      • Nick Hunt says:

        Burr has certainly been Mueller’s close colleague in the past, and has defended him as straight. But times change, so we need convincing evidence that this state of affairs still holds

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  2. bulwarker says:

    The House Republicans will bungle this opportunity.

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    • Bingo. Most House Republicans are clueless dunces, and this is why demoncrats know they can get away with saying and doing absolutely anything.

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      • Mark B Smith says:

        The Republicans should just transfer all available minutes to Jim Jordan and Doug Collins. That will get the job done.

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        • Linda K. says:

          Correct Mark. The Republicans should give their time to the most skilled interrogator. “Mr. Mueller, You understand you are under oath….”

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        • Rockindubya says:

          As much as I love Jim Jordan, has he ever practiced law? I know he has JD degree,
          Louie Gohmert is on Judiciary, and John Ratcliffe is on both committees. I can admit to being a Texas homer, but these two are razor-sharp.

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      • sDee says:

        “Most House Republicans are clueless dunces”
        They are hardly clueless. They are complicit.

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      • Judith says:

        Perhaps you are being too kind. Judging from CONgress actions to date, the House Republicans are obviously co-conspirators. Nobody in DC has POTUS back. They are part and parcel of of the coup-in-progress, if not by sins of commission, then definitely by sins of omission.

        And another thing.. When FBI Director Comey was fired, their obstruction trap was sprung. What are the odds then, that White House Counsel McGahn appeared, to notify POTUS of the SC appointment, while AG Sessions was present?

        Ya think Session’s resignation “offer” may have been a strategically timed, orchestrated attempt to goad POTUS to accept, which would have cemented their “obstruction” case?

        How would it look if both the FBI Director AND the Attorney General were dismissed within days of each other? Looks to me like POTUS deftly side-stepped this one-two punch.

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      • aumechanic says:

        not so much their stupid as is the fact that most of them are carrying the dims water for them.

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      • aumechanic says:

        not so much their stupid as is the fact that most of them are carrying the dims water for them.

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  3. It has always been obvious that the key plan was to provoke Donald Trump. And, here is where he very-shrewdly employed “social media.” First, he portrayed himself as impetuous, in addition to (obviously …) being very angry. Second, he prompted his enemies to reply to him also using “Tweets,” and there have been several times where they tweeted what they shouldn’t have.

    I think that they believed that, if they could only “ratchet up the heat” high enough, The Donald would axe the investigation. Or, that he would do something – anything would do – to escape it. In general, they ran the investigation across the mid-terms and tried to make it as odious as they could.

    But there’s one thing that they didn’t count on: quite simply, “what makes you a billonaire.” Intelligence. Experience. Cunning. The ability to outwit his enemies on their own turf, and to outlast them.

    I sincerely hope that William Barr will hand down his first-of-many criminal indictments before this dog and pony show has a chance to take place. Formally introduce the public to the realization that everything has been rotten in the very-highest halls of power for a very long time, and that someone is now going to go to jail for it. To me, the most-logical perp would be James Comey, because he directed the FBI and much of the corruption happened there. This will instantly re-cast all of the House Committee moves as being what they are – part of the same conspiracy. Part of the same coup.

    Maybe it’s too much to ask that other, less-radicalized members of the House would then “grow some” and censure their colleagues. These perpetrators have not only “weaponized” the FBI and CIA, but also the House Committees.

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  4. Bryan Alexander says:

    One of my questions for the Special Counsel:

    Mr Mueller, you are here and testifying under oath. I want to remind you that investigations can take abrupt turns. And if we find any of your answers today to be untruthful, you would clearly be a possible target of a Conspiracy investigation and at risk of Obstruction of Justice for lying about your role in Investigating the President of the United States…… So, under penalty of perjury….. Did the FBI use the phone that you left at the White House to listen in to any conversations after you and Mr Rosenstein had your meeting with the President?

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    • nimrodman says:

      … and a followup question:

      “Did the FBI use the phone that you left at the White House to listen in to conversation WHILE you and Mr Rosenstein were IN the room meeting with the President?”

      Slightly different objective but a direct corollary to your excellent question

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      • sarasotosfan says:

        I want to know whose phone was it he left and where is it now. He may not know the answer to both, but he has to know at least one of the answers. As to who may have have used it for other purposes, he could certainly deny knowledge.

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        • Scott Kulhanek says:

          I wonder if the ‘phone’ was inspected during it’s time at the White House? I am certain the Secret Service could detect a bugged phone. It would make dishonest answers to the questions posed above a little less easy to give during sworn testimony….

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          • sarasotosfan says:

            a bugged phone? If the phone was “ON”, it did not need to be bugged. This device was allowed because the meeting was not in a SCIF.

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        • Bill Hollinger says:

          If it wasn’t his phone, then the answer of why it was there is obvious, inescapable. I think the person who suggested the other Republicans turn their time over to a bright, experienced former prosecutor is correct. And hopefully they will plan for expected evasive answers and be ready to counter them.

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    • rayvandune says:

      “… DURING or after…”

      Don’t give them an opening to obfuscate. In fact, if I was questioning Mueller, I would ask about DURING first, and then when he might assume he was out of trouble (maybe even following several other questions), come back with “What about AFTER the meeting, did anyone listen in then?”

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    • rayvandune says:

      “… DURING or after…”

      Don’t give them an opening to obfuscate. In fact, if I was questioning Mueller, I would ask about DURING first, and then when he might assume he was out of trouble (maybe even following several other questions), come back with “What about AFTER the meeting, did anyone listen in then?”

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    • Lactantius says:

      Mr. Mueller answers: “On advice of my attorney, since your question tacitly implies criminal activity and motive, I will refuse to answer this question or any additional question posed by this committee by invoking my Fifth Amendment protections. Have a nice day.”

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      • Bill Hollinger says:

        Damn. That was a downer. Well, then there is the grand jury,where he can’t pull that crap.

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      • Crackerbaby says:

        Good, then we can commence with the hanging…… fook em.
        “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

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    • Bryan Alexander says:

      My Next Question:

      Mr Mueller, have you seen, read, heard, been appraised of or heard reference to, any full or partial audio recordings or written transcripts of audio recordings of the President of the United States that were captured by ANY Agency of the United States Government OR any Foreign Intelligence Service that provided that audio recording to the United States Government?

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    • MelH says:

      He can’t possibly do anything but lie, and who could prove he is lying? It’s anti-logic to ask a question to which you don’t know the answer and you don’t have the proof to back your knowledge.

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      We, the people, want the dayum phone and all records for its use. I wouldn’t trust Mulehead’s testimony as far as I could spit that POS.

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  5. Concernedcitizen says:

    MUELLER TAKES THE FIFTH

    Now that’s a headline I’d like to see.

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    • Lactantius says:

      I have no respect for Mueller, but he is appearing on his terms before a Kangaroo Court playing loose and sloppy with political ideology. “Taking the Fifth” is his right and it will neuter Shiff and his band of crap artists. As for the Republicans, they both quit and lost in 2018 and wasted two years when they had the lead. Congress has become a series of circular firing squads exercising the will of their benefactors. In a fairy tale, Mr. Mueller would prance in which his picnic basket and unload the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. As for “headlines” — there is no power of the press anymore. The press is all thinly disguised fifth columnist ideologues. And headline would read: REPUBLICANS FORCE MUELLER TO CLAM UP.

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      • MelH says:

        The Republicans quit and lost in the mid-terms? How about Mueller meddled in the mid-terms by not saying, when he knew it, which was from the beginning, that there was NO collusion. OR how about the dead Democrats voted, Democrats voted multiple times, Democrats’ votes surfaced after the polls closed, from out of nowhere. The elections were rigged, AGAIN! But I do agree, all those Republicans quitting proves they knew Trump would not allow them to illegally continue to line their pockets with millions of dollars. ALL Congress people live in multi-million dollar mansions, right?

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  6. Newt Love says:

    I predict that Mueller, when confronted by (R) questions, will assume the persona of Vincent “The Chin” Gigante, and pretend that he has Alzheimer’s and dementia, to avoid answering the questions.

    Also, I can’t wait to see how Clint Eastwood portrays the incompetent Mueller in his new film, “The Ballad of Richard Jewell.”

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  7. The Gipper Lives says:

    Rosenstein agreed to wear a wire after all–in the form of Bob Mueller’s cellphone.

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  8. TradeBait says:

    We could ask better questions than 90+% of the House reps involved in this “hearing”. This double agent white hat storyline with the criminals who participated in this hoax and scam is and has always been total BS. The Roman Empire operated with more integrity than this bunch.

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  9. We have been watching the Mueller charade for over two years now.

    Thanks to Devin Nunes’s persistence, we learned the silly “dossier” was commissioned and funded by Team Hillary in October, 2017…… that was 20 months ago.

    That wasn’t supposed to happen. Muller / Weissmann & Co. have been flailing in flop sweat ever since, trying unsuccessfully to entrap Papadopoulos, charging Trump associates with unrelated and process crimes, using Gestapo tactics and working the idiotic Wikileaks angle trying to goad the president into firing the cabal or pardoning someone to manufacture a viable “obstruction” case.

    They failed BIGLY, it’s over – the cabal lost and America won. Everyone except the mouth-breathers of the rabid democrat base have moved on.

    Mueller’s “testimony” – even if the Republicans drop the ball – will resonate with the electorate about as much as Michael Cohen’s empty blather, John Dean’s dramatics or their theatrical reading of the Mueller Report.

    The time for Mueller / Weissmann to pull a rabbit out of their wazoo was over a year ago and it didn’t happen….because like 0bama’s corrupt FBI apparatchik Strzok said before this whole fiasco got rolling: “there just isn’t any there , there”.

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  10. Bogeyfree says:

    Not sure where Sundance lives but frankly it would do the House Republicans a ton of good if Meadows or Nunes organized a 2-3 hr meeting where Sundance comes in and briefs all of the folks on the committee about the real facts surrounding this coup to entrap PT on obstruction charges.

    Or better yet just hire him to ask all the questions.

    I still think worst case is Sundance formulates the top 25-50 questions and we email, text, fed ex them over to every Republican on the Committee.

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    • dwpender says:

      I suspect Sundance does not wish a public persona. How about hiring Joe Digenova and yielding all Republican members’ time to him for cross-examination?

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    • Phil aka Felipe says:

      Or, how about sending this article to Barr and ask, “What are you gonna do about this? You gonna indict and prosecute these b*st*rds or are you just a big bag of wind as you demonstrated by blowing into those bag pipes you played the other day?”

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      • Dman says:

        Haha, How about Rachel Mitchell do all the questioning on behalf of the Repubs. I don’t trust our side will be coordinated or prepared with the proper questions and traps against Herr Mueller. Radcliff, yes but is he on this committee? Collins, speaks too fast and although very bright, this needs a certain touch of a trial lawyer to turn the tables. Mueller didn’t write the report. I doubt he even read it. He let his brown shirts do all the dirty work. A few strategic questions and he will become trapped by his own process crimes…wouldn’t that be justice. We are wasting our time with this old fool, get his Brown Shirts on the stand.

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      • leftnomore says:

        Barr is busy blowing up the balloons for Rod’s upcoming retirement party. “Do not disturb” is hanging on the door knob.

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    • Lactantius says:

      Sundance, et.al. are known by researchers and staff of key players wide and far. In the same way paralegals comb the archives for their bosses, the staff of leading voices and main players are compiling and analyzing leads, views and opinion on the net, in specialty publications and from off the airways. In this process, credit and attribution are rarely noted. But when a particular source becomes particularly useful, that source is noted to emphasize credibility.

      In fact, you may rest assured that the Sundance, et.al. research is being meticulously time-lined and searched for both discrepancies and leads. Somebody on the staff of “X” knows the CTH data as thoroughly as anyone else does. Would-be authors alone are scraping up every scrap of detail they find on the CTH.

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  11. Nessie509 says:

    No matter what Mueller says he can’t change his report and he himself insisted the report is his testimony.
    He can’t make anything worse. There’s no there, there.
    His own report concludes…
    “While we cannot conclude the President committed a crime, neither can we exonerate him.”
    How is that any different than:
    NOT GUILTY BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT?
    Answer: It Isn’t.

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  12. Bogeyfree says:

    I wish someone would ask Mueller the following:

    Who asked you and why did you transport the U1 sample to Russia?

    Do you know Dennis Montgomery and we’re you aware of him spying on Americans using the Hamr Program?

    Why did your team not confiscate and personally examine the DNC server?

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    • People need to understand that the entire Mueller/Uranium?Russia stort as you’ve told it here is incorrect and blatant disinfo. It’s the result of two completely seperate stories, both true being combined into a completely untrue story.
      Yes Clinton when at State under the Obama administration sold off huge amounts of US Uranium reserves to interests they knew would onsell them to Russia.
      Yes Mueller did take a sample of Uranium to Russia. But it was in connection with a nuclear non proliferation investigation that had nabbed some people in Central Asia along with fissionable material. Being a diplomatically sensitive matter Mueller as FBI chief flew to Russia to meet with senior police, intel and nuclear agency types to test whether the Uranium was from any site they could identify.

      Two stories, both true combined into a third story that isw not true…

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  13. beaujest says:

    The “ Gang of Eight “ in this article has one real American,Devin ! The other seven belong in jail !

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  14. fanbeav says:

    I am still angry that Rosenrat is allowed to slip away with no consequences. Creating an obstruction case against a duly elected President is basically a coup to remove him from office and is treason! Sure he shut down the Mueller fiasco but that should not excuse prior acts😠

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      May be on the shelf with an immunity deal…it could happen!

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    • MelH says:

      Is there some reason past employees can not be charged with crimes they committed while employed by the guvmint? The President can be charged after he leaves office. Surely we expect Comey to be charged and imprisoned, right?

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  15. Bogeyfree says:

    Another question is……

    Did you know and chose to participate in a made up scheme/plot to try and take down a sitting President? Yes or No

    The answer will obviously be no and then when Barr proves this whole operation was a fraud, bingo we should get instantly a criminal indictment.

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  16. dwpender says:

    Great work again, Sundance!

    Fox News — WHERE ARE YOU? This truly blockbuster story should be all over — dominating — your 6 PM news.

    I wish to add that IMO Mueller’s (pre-planned) reason for “forgetting” to retrieve “his” cellphone was the hope that President Trump would “find” it and then erase its contents and/or destroy it (or have someone else do that). Think Rosemary Woods. Then the plotters would have, in their view, an obstruction case even if POTUS said nothing they could characterize as incriminating.

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  17. woodworker says:

    Sundance, What are you doing to make sure the questions you pose above, as well as other pertinent questions that Republicans should also ask Mueller, get to the Republicans that will ask them (i.e. Nunes, Jordan, Meadows, Gaetz, Collins, etc.) during the hearing? I’m sure they have their own too but asking the RIGHT questions is critical to help expose this soft coup attempt. What can others like me do to help make this happen? We need to try to make sure, as bulwarker says, that the Republicans DO NOT bungle this opportunity.

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  18. mark says:

    How many elected officials were in on the obstruction BS case being built by RR, McCabe and Mueller? Apparently Paul Ryan was because he sidelined Deven Nunes for a year. Now Pelosi, Nadler and gang are all in for impeachment. When obstruction didn’t
    work move on to impeachment. I think a lot of Congress and Senate were in on the ground floor.

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    • Judith says:

      Me three @mark. Of course the Senate and CONgress were all in on the coup! That is why the President (representing We the People) was treated as an inconvenience, an anomaly, a pesky intruder to be swatted aside.. right at the outset.

      UNiparty were having none of it and could barely contain their disdain. The Bushes and McCains et al.. even endorsed the Dimmie GLOBALIST Shillary to win the election! If that doesn’t tell us who’s rooting for team MAGA then nothing will.

      Of course the UNiparty keeps up their facade when pressed in an election year but, once you have the script, they are only too predictable. So yes, the gig is up. We know who they really are, and THEY know that we know.

      So.. who will blink first?

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  19. Cocoon says:

    Muellers does not like being supervised and he does not answer questions regarding prosecutorial process in the past.
    After his Report was furnished to AG Barr and Barr provided his conclusions in a summary shortly thereafter, Mueller wrote Barr to have his own summaries released, this letter was leaked to press. First sign Mueller wanted to his cake and eat it too.
    Next Mueller provided a 9 minute and 30 second summary of his Report, without questions, stating clearly the Report was based on OLC guidelines when he had repeatedly told Barr it was not. A “clarification” was issued hours later and signed by both Mueller and DOJ. This is strike two.
    I believe Barr will have a number of attorneys from FBI and DOJ right behind Mueller correcting him as he provides answers. He knows Mueller has his own interests here and is either a liar or dumb and being played by Weissman and others.

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    • CopperTop says:

      My sincere wish is the attorney behind him is Barr. If Barr is going to do anything and believes in Justice, he will sit there and say “G’head, Herr Mueller, say that in front of me.”

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  20. litlbit2 says:

    Thinking Head Clown says very little.

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  21. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    Treepers are the BEST! And all these proposed lines of questioning are the bomb-diggity.

    But, alas…

    Muellers’ little “press conference” was his love letter to the Dems, and a statement to the rest of us: this is ALL you’re gonna get from me, I ain’t got anything else for ya. So he can say, along with everybody else, “well, I’ve already told you…” Blah blah blah. It was a loud and clear signal so he could hopefully minimize expectations on all sides.

    The only way he can get squeezed is through the GJ process or if someone flips on him.

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  22. Lester Smith says:

    People ask what does Barr have on Mueller. When light appears dark disappears. Second and more important happy hour is over with this Barr.

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  23. Thinker says:

    My question to him. In writing the Special Counsel’s report you stated the DNC computer hacks were done by Russians. Yet the FBI never looked at their computers. And the FBI did not look at the data from the Crowdstrike report. On such a highly important manner, a matter that controls the entire investigation, how can you take the word of a firm paid for by the Democrats who were pushing for this narrative?

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    • MelH says:

      Thinker, that needs to be the ONLY question asked. It’s the guts of the entire investigation, only I think I would ask it differently; What is the proof the Russians, or anyone, hacked the DNC Server? And i would mention the study done that proved the speed of transferring the data was such that it had to be transferred locally, like onto a thumb drive. “Hacked” is not what happened.

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    • Bill Hollinger says:

      Wasn’t it recently reported that Clapper in on the board of Crowdstrike?

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  24. LCPUSA says:

    that list of questions is dynamite. i’m throwing that up to trump, parscale, jordan, collins, and gaetz.

    its so [] obvious.

    [left out cuss word]

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  25. Aunt Clara says:

    My vote is for John Ratcliffe and Jim Jordan.

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  26. Bryan Alexander says:

    Another Question I would Ask Robert Mueller:

    Mr. Muller, either before or after your appointment as Special Counsel, were you given a list of names, either in writing or verbally, of the people you were recommended to hire in the Special Counsel’s investigation? Please list every person who gave you a suggestion or recommendation, the date they gave you these recommendations and the names of the people suggested that you hire.

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  27. Cocoon says:

    Dershowitz assumes this to be a fair open testimony with cross examination.
    But it won’t be. It took a month of negotiation and then timing just before POTUS goes to G20 to meet foreign leaders to announce the testimony in a unique format in a months time.
    One should expect Mueller to have limited the questioning. I expect there to be no questions on process or personnel. We know Mueller has never accepted those types of questions.
    I also expect Barr will have both DOJ and FBI lawyers there, just behind Mueller, to keep his testimony on the rails and not effect other trials still taking place.
    The one Russian case being litigated for a year, Concord Management, has the best defense team in this whole Mueller mess. They have already pounced on the Mueller Report and have made very good arguments as to their case. Like, no chargeable statute.
    Curiously, the one Russian person/entity defending itself in Court is not seen to the end by Mueller?

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  28. Just like the left, I believe, we are heading for a serious let-down! I love Hannity and team, however, they are just as comparable as Maddow & CNN setting up false hopes – in the reverse way!

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  29. Orygun says:

    It seems like the “wear a wire” and leaving a cell phone behind was just to cover that the White House was bugged. It wasn’t until around Aug 4th that they knew it was bugged and had it torn down to the studs.
    If that was the case they left the phone behind to cover the fact that they could hear everything in the White House unless the people bugging the White House were a different group of traitors.

    After all we have the Fed DS, Muslim Brotherhood, Clintonistas and just about every freelance criminal in the world.

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  30. CoHoBo says:

    Hannity is deep state. He announces it every night bringing up that the 99% of rank and file FBI/DOJ are not corrupt. The tools of power won’t be diminished. Preservation of the administrative state is more important than justice.

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  31. Dutchman says:

    One quick point, sorry if its already been made.
    Yes, the phone or ‘recording device’ was used to record the meeting between PDJT and Mueller, in hopes PDJT would say something like “If I appoint you FBI Director, can you make this Russia collusion nonsense go away?”

    But, there would be no reason to LEAVE IT BEHIND, if that were the only purpose.
    They ALSO wanted to hear what PDJT said, either out loud to himself, or to anyone else ABOUT the Mueller interview after it was over.

    It was literally “Bugging” the Oval office, and as such illegal as hell.

    No FISA warrant (presumably), no ‘standard’ warrant, as would be required by the Police to ‘bug’ a mafiosa or drug dealer, NOTHING.

    All done under the now transparent “Oops, I left my cell phone behind in the Oval office.”

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    • leftnomore says:

      I smell a rat in that I-left-my-phone-behind thing. It would be left sitting on top of a table, and pretty easy to spot. If it was found slipped under a chair cushion, wouldn’t that be obvious when he came looking for it? I don’t believe the set-up we’re getting.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Do we KNOW the details of finding and returning? I seem to recall it wasn’t returned until the next day.

        Anyway, stinks to high heaven, part of a pattern of behavior AND ‘attitude’; we KNOW the LAW, and so know how to bend it into a pretzel, and find ‘loopholes’ to exploit.

        They have all done it for YEARS, (Benghazi, Lerner/IRS, F&F, etc.) and make the criminals mistake.

        Just because I haven’t got caught, doing this 20 times before, DOES NOT mean I won’t get caught, the 21st.

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  32. JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

    This makes my blood boil.
    From the minute I heard Mulehead was going to testify 7/17, I’ve had this overwhelming desire to fly to DC and shout at the frigging crooks, face to face on the steps and in the halls of Congress.
    This is a HUGE crime that CANNOT go unpunished.

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  33. Dutchman says:

    Oh, and how about can you tell us the first time you discussed with Rosie or your staff the issue of IMPEACHMENT, and what would be required?
    You were investigating the POTUS, it seems inevitable that it would ‘come up’, so WHEN, and describe the NATURE of the conversation.

    I’m thinking BEFORE Mueller was appointed SC, myself, since the whole purpose of the investigation, from its inception (insurance policy) was to establish a predicate, a ‘case’ for impeachment, either “perjury trap” or “obstruction trap”, and either was NOT to ‘make’ a criminal case against PDJT, it was to ‘make a case’ for Impeachment.

    And further, it was to ‘give political cover’ to REPUBLICONS in Congress, to vote to impeach and convict.

    Dems don’t NEED a reason to vote for impeachment, but R’s do. And Mueller failed, R’s can NOT vote to impeach in House, nor convict in Senate.

    In addition, if a,secondary purpose of Mueller fiasco was to throw up so much chaff as to conceal what the coupists had done and were doing, it failed there, as well as its ALL coming out.

    Mueller is a failure, the ‘team’ failed.

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    • TPW says:

      I don’t know if Mueller failed in his purpose. When he stated his reason for not bringing charges that may have been the truth and what he told Barr was a lie. Muellers purpose may have been to set forth reasons for the House to Impeach. Barr screwed up the whole thing because he announced his summary and conclusions. The plan was for Muellers summary to be presented and the House to take it from there. Either way the reasons Mueller presented for the obstruction where not adequate for indictment and conviction in a court of law. Mueller wasn’t going to soil his reputation like that so he said he could not declare the President innocent…..Back handed way of saying his evidence is crapola. Yes overall they failed to get the President to actually create an indictable offense. Still bothers me about RR getting a nice send off by Barr and the President. Would love to know whats up with that.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Yeah, I understand the plan, all the way to Graham cozying up to PDJT, so he could be the one to inform 45 that there,were enough votes in the Senate to convict, and urge him to resign “for the good of party and country”. Dersh pretty much popped that bubble of a fantasy.
        As for RR, an example of the AMAZING restraint and self control of DJT, that he,didn’t throw Rosie off AF1, at 30,000 feet, WITHOUT a parachute.

        HOW did he resist that, cause I would have! A “Halo” (High altitude, Low opening) drop, but leave of the “lo”, so its just “Ha!”, which you say as you pitch him out.

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    • Yes, I am fully expecting the House Committee members to blindly obey Her Majesty’s orders and to throw themselves off the impeachment cliff, but I actually wonder at this point if a majority of their Democratic colleagues will actually be willing to follow them.

      As a point of law, Trump will not face criminal prosecution. He could be impeached for a “high crime” and walk away un-charged.

      As the certainty of criminal charges for “Spygate” looms ever closer in the horizon, I know that it will begin to dimly dawn on various dim Congresspeople that “this whole ‘impeachment’ thing” is part of that criminal conspiracy. Do they really want to sign their name to this action and thus eliminate any chance of still being a Congressman two years from now? Do they really want to continue taking orders from people who might in a years’ time be wearing orange jumpsuits?

      And, P.S.: I personally think that it is Unconstitutional for the House to try to find a crime, and to conclude that this crime somehow did occur when the Justice system simultaneously concluded that it did not. The Constitution did not afford “law enforcement” powers to the Legislature. The Founders were keenly aware of the pure-political aspects of the impeachment power, and during the drafting of this clause struck certain words that they feared would open the process to politicization.

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      • Dutchman says:

        The perception is that Democrats have total control over their caucus, and NEVER go off the reservation without permission, and thats true.

        The misperception is that RepubliCON leadership doesn’t have, and exert the same kind of iron control.

        Witness Ryan approving bogus ethics complaint against Nunes.
        But I agree, voting to Impeach is one of those votes that puts a congress member in the glare of HISTORY.
        IF they believe it will be successful, thats ONE thing, regardless the letter after their name.
        But, to go on record voting for an UNsuccessful impeachment is another matter.
        Thats why I appreciate Dershs position; it brings additional uncertainty into the equation, by suggesting PDJT could refuse to resign.

        I think Dersh was talking about just what your saying; investigating and prosecuting crimes is an executive function.
        I DO NOT think the House will actually bring an impeachment vote (could be wrong, of coarse). I think their plans have fallen apart, they have no ‘plan B’, and are floundering around the ring, aimlessly.
        First rule of holes. They are now in so deep they have no chance of getting out of their hole.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        Do you think multiple individuals will face real charges? (Not token, low-level ‘being untruthful to the FBI’ stupidity.)

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  34. Moe Grimm says:

    Amazing this cadaver named Mueller is going to present himself for questioning. At this point most of the exculp evidence is already done for Barr. The bulk of it confirmed via FOIA. Direct dot guv evidence itself. And THANK YOU Jay Sekulow/ACLJ, and Tom Fitton/Judicial Watch and more. Yet here we are damn near three (3) years, and it now seems even more, Ex Post fckng Facto and not one (1) indictment, let alone sentences of which at least three (3) and maybe as many as seven (7), equal the death penalty. This is a golden opportunity for Jordan, Nunez, et. al. They better get it right. “Criminal referrals” damn sure won’t cut it. I still say they all walk. Our Founders would have already been shooting. Likely 25 years ago at that.

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  35. Torquemada is finally being called before the Pope (US Citizenry) to justify his excesses in the Russian collusion probe. The irony is overwhelming. Hopefully the Republicans on the panel won’t chicken out.

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  36. Sharon says:

    Engaging with habitual liars is sometimes necessary. It’s also time-consuming and wearying for those who must engage and for lovers of truth who watch and wait..

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  37. mugzey302 says:

    Hasn’t it already been observed that they all have a pass to lie under oath?
    This is just a Democrat crisis move to keep their base focused on OrangeManBad, to dangle that impeach carrot in the faces of morons who believe the msm drivel. I think public lashings should be instituted for the crew that is driving the horrendous waste of OUR MONEY on these investigations. IMHO, that is. 😏

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  38. boomerbeth says:

    “Mueller’s shaky demeanor, refusal to take questions, and declaring that his report would serve as his testimony shows Mueller is afraid to testify; he certainly looked afraid…

    Failing at entrapping Trump, and because Barr’s summary was controlling the narrative, he had to get the conversation back to impeachment….

    An added benefit was getting Nadler off his back to testify …

    It has been pointed out that in smearing Trump while not charging him, Mueller did the same thing Comey did to Hillary Clinton. The difference is that she was guilty of everything Comey said she would not be charged with and Trump is guilty of nothing.

    It’s possible that with the leaks, the prosecutorial misconduct, the destruction of evidence, the entrapment, he could face indictment himself and it would be a good bet the “determination” he committed crimes will be made with ‘confidence.’ “

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/05/mueller_tried_to_entrap_trump.html

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    • boomerbeth says:

      PSYCHOPATH Mule-LIAR’s only strategy has always been entrapment. He has never brought an HONEST probable cause indictment. in the absence of actual crimes.
      Collateral damage is unavoidable, and a result of bad timing for those damaged.

      His background indicates GRAND INQUISITOR zealousness not a choirboy.

      December 1990:
      The day of the meeting, I walked into the DOJ conference room, where around the table sat a phalanx of FBI agents. My three colleagues joined me. Mueller walked into the room, went to the head of the table, and opened the meeting with this admonition, reconstructed from my vivid and chilling memory:

      “Gentlemen: Criticism of the Bureau is a non-starter.”

      (Another lawyer attendee of the meeting remembered Mueller’s words slightly differently: “Prosecutorial misconduct is a non-starter.”

      Mueller’s intent – he did not want to hear evidence that either the prosecutors or the FBI agents on the case misbehaved and framed an innocent man.

      https://www.wgbh.org/news/2017/10/17/silverglate-how-robert-mueller-tried-entrap-me

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    • boomerbeth says:

      “entrapment”:
      1.a citizen might see FBI operations as deliberate traps manipulating unwary people who otherwise were unlikely to become terrorists.

      2. the legal definition of entrapment, where the prosecution merely has to show a subject was predisposed to carry out the actions they later are accused of.

      2011 MULE-LIAR is FBI DIRECTOR
      FBI entrapment is a widespread tactic. Within days of the 9/11 terror attacks, FBI director Robert Mueller issued a memo on a new policy of “forward leaning – preventative – prosecutions”.

      “The target, the motive, the ideology and the plot were all led by the FBI,” said Karen Greenberg, a law professor at Fordham University in New York, who specialises in studying the new FBI tactics,
      …. the FBI is running a sting operation across America, targeting – to a large extent – the Muslim community by luring people into fake terror plots. FBI bureaux send informants to trawl through Muslim communities, hang out in mosques and community centres, and talk of radical Islam in order to identify possible targets sympathetic to such ideals….

      organization, money, weapons comes from the FBI, and an informant paid to pose as a terrorist mastermind paying big bucks for help in carrying out an attack.

      Even in cases where judges have admitted FBI tactics have raised serious questions, there has been no hesitation in returning guilty verdicts, handing down lengthy sentences and dismissing appeals.

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/nov/16/fbi-entrapment-fake-terror-plots

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  39. Mueller’s report, and his actions, does not “stand for itself.” In fact, he should be disbarred, and the American people should receive a $19 million dollar refund. Here’s why:

    Mueller defied almost every prosecutorial rule in the book. These rules are binding upon every prosecutor or special counsel, but Mueller flagrantly defied them. He should permanently lose his law license, and be publicly censured. It has happened before.

    Volume 2 is worthless garbage. The first Volume might possibly qualify as a “Special Counsel’s Office (SCO) Document,” but it is impossible to reconcile Volume 2 with this standard. Its purpose is not to determine whether the President obstructed justice, but to advance 11 theories of how he could have – some literally based on reading “corrupt intent” into the firing of a Federal employee who just happens to be Mueller’s best friend. Mueller reached no conclusion about obstruction partly because Volume 2 is abjectly worthless for this purpose. We should be entitled to a 50% refund of the $38 million that we(!) paid for this.

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  40. jbowen82 says:

    Before going too far down the cell phone-secret recording rabbit trail, we should check with the White House to see whether the story is even true at all or, if it is, whether he checked the phone with security and forgot to pick it up. I’ve routinely checked my phone at the security desk going into lots of government buildings where classified information may be discussed or documents displayed in the open. I think they’re really more concerned about the camera function than the recording function, but of course they’re both security risks. Does the White House have a routine “phone check” before you’re allowed in certain areas? Metal detectors, etc? Surely they must.

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  41. Esther says:

    ONLY 3 MORE DAYS IN JUNE AND STILL NO IG REPORT!! Not only that, there’s not even an attempt to project a date when it will come out anymore. And the docile public accepts all this waiting and putting off justice. What a fantastic and privileged job Horowitz has, that unlike any other working person, Horowitz is never held accountable for a given deadline on his reports. All these DC people have SO MUCH POWER.
    The public does not even call his office or write him to let him know his delays are unacceptable. Yea, there’s the excuse that Steele needs to be interviewed; but then there will be another person and two or three others. At the end the usual dudd of a report that lets traitors off the hook. They do all this knowing they can get away with it, because the public will jabber, go back to sleep and then wake up and jabber some more. This is not working folks, not at all. Each one should ask themselves ‘Am I that gullible to keep believing politicians and senior government employees who tell us repeatedly to ‘wait’ on promises something will be done even though experience has shown us, NOTHING IS EVER DONE??

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  42. YY4U says:

    SO FRUSTRATING to listen to Hannity interrupt Alan Dershowitz to tell Dershowitz what HE THINKS instead of letting us hear what Dershowitz thinks. This is why no matter how supportive Hannity is of Donald Trump and America I cannot listen to him. He’s a light weight intellect and so bloviates and interrupts. He shouldn’t have guests if he doesn’t want to let them talk. ARGHGHGHGHG

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    • boomerbeth says:

      Dershowitz is a tv FaceTime activist.. He’s very overrated. He’s a professor who handles written trial appeals on constitutional grounds with his students at the time doing the reach.
      He rarely tried a case in court.

      I think he has mild aspbergers, – watch for yourself.
      As a young girl in Boston, he often showed up at some weekend parties I attended.

      His social skills are very peculiar.

      He was an adamant Orthodox Jew & has thrown his religious convictions/commitments. out of the window.
      That speaks volumes about his “liberal” politics also,

      Anything to get on tv.

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  43. Interested Observer says:

    I am happy to read this because I said a long time ago this May 16th meeting needs to be investigated and sundance replied directly to me indicating perhaps he wasnt interviewing but was interrogating him.

    It is such an amateur move to have Mueller meet with the President on May 16th and then nominate him to be special counsel on May 17th. The stupidity of such a move only works if there is a press core covering for you. The only way it makes sense is if a conversation was had with the President that in order to defuse the situation, Mueller will be named Special Counsel and give him a heads up. I doubt this happened based on available evidence, and especially with respect to the cell phone being left in the office.

    To think these stupid people were in charge of protecting our country on the domestic front is astounding.

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  44. Perot Conservative says:

    I got a little ill seeing Jessie Liu (sp?) arrange the Emerald Bagpipes for AG Barr … link posted in the daily thread.

    Huber and Liu up with Barr. Ugh.

    Still don’t get why McCabe let go … so he implicates others. Two options?

    1. McCabe let off temporarily; will be charged later, with others… Conspiracy, fraud, leaking, etc. A timing issue.

    2. Most everybody will walk free. Everybody has goods on others. A few more will lose their job. Swamp wins.

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  45. Kevin O'Shea says:

    well thought out well researched – I sense you are over the target

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  46. babrightlight says:

    Has anyone sent SD’s list of questions to the Repubs on the committee?

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  47. Mr e-man says:

    Perhaps the Dems aren’t the genius’s we make them out to be. Perhaps they are just dumb and stumbled into all this and are patching together a cover up using all their resources. Simply put, Obama spied on his opposition, assumed Dems would always be in control and his people would never be caught. He fire-walled himself of course through his loyalists like Susan Rice, just as a normal matter of politics.

    Hillary would win because they were doing all this spying and obstructing. They even thought they had the egregious email crime figured out but the public didn’t totally buy in. They failed and Trump won.

    So now they need to do their usual resistance against the winner to thwart his ability to implement policies they disagree with. They already have no conscience when it comes to doing that. However, they had an additional problem. They had to cover up their open Hillary exoneration problem which was still in the news. Lock her up. Then they realized the spying would be found.

    What to do? Create a distraction and use the media to win the midterms. The insurance plan.They hastily gathered their info used in the campaign and sloppily applied it to the resistance. With the absolute buy in from the media, they almost pulled it off. They didn’t win the Senate and that left them exposed. Everything else is just a continuation of the messy coverup and it isn’t working. All they can do is delay and try again in 2020. With the compliant media, they still have a chance to do that but Barr is messing it up. Note no one is charged with a crime yet so they are still in the game.

    So they went from stealing an election, to distract and resist, to winning the midterms, to coverup operation, to 2020 bailout. But they just can’t quite get there. The truth is hanging in there.

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    • Esther says:

      Granted a few of the Dems are dumber than rocks, but that hardly matters, because their puppet masters are not at all dumb. The Dems have had a working strategy that has been quite effective, though most of us don’t want to admit it. Considering that they had and still have ZILCH on President Trump, they’ve harassed and blocked him, and kept good people out of his orbit from serving in his administration because no one wants any of their youthful indiscretions turned into a public spectacle.
      Dems won mid-terms by stretching out an investigation where they knew from the start there was NO THERE THERE.

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  48. Collins has a very risky play on opening statement. If he concludes that everything is hopelessly rigged,. he could treat Mueller like a common criminal and read him, verbatim, his Miranda Rights.
    This would have considerable shock value and would anger, humiliate, and scare Mueller, and shock Nadler and Schiff into a recess.
    Think about it The President has already accused Mueller of destruction of evidence. Dowd has already called him a fraud..DiGeneova has said Mueller should be disbarred. Collins could repeat these allegations including that his answering any questions by the Dems would violate Justice Department rules. Collins could further state that criminal and Bar referrals are already being considered against Mueller .That due to his forced appearance by subpoena that the proceedings has already switched to a (criminal) custodial investigation. Collins could state that he wants to make sure all of Mueller’s testimony is admissible including testimony induced by the DEMS. And after all, the man has rights. With this preface Collins reads Mueller his rights.
    I would love to see Mueller take the 5th.

    The R’s need to exploit Mueller’s age and past tempermental behavior as a witness. If they can question him they need to do so without mercy. Bullies can’t stand being bullied. If he is is too old to be picked on; he should have never taken the job. Mueller is 75 going on 95- Yes, he is a cadaver.

    I bet if Collins did this old Nads and Schifty would at least have to call for an immediate recess, the media would be totally confused, and still no questions to that point would have been asked.

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  49. rcogburn says:

    Excellent line of questioning, esp on the glaringly weird timing of the 5/16 meeting and 5/17 appointment. An interrogation disguised as a fake job interview followed by a bomb drop the next day.

    This had to be planned in advance.

    “This meeting looks like an opportunity to gather evidence for the obstruction case.”

    Catch the target unaware, just like Strozk did to Flynn. Mueller’s fake job interview would be the perfect way to focus on exactly the subjects they wanted Trump talking about: the firing of Comey, loyalty to Trump; Russia, collusion, Hillary’s emails, firing Comey, loyalty to Trump, etc.

    A day later, they drop the bomb – shock and awe for maximum impact – panic in the West Wing, Sessions is putting, all hell breaking lose – another familiar tactic.

    “the White House was stunned by the decision. [Link] Coincidentally, AG Jeff Sessions was in the oval office for unrelated business when White House counsel Don McGahn came in and informed the group. Jeff Sessions immediately offered his resignation, and Sessions’ chief-of-staff Jody Hunt went back to the Main Justice office to ask Rosenstein what the hell was going on.”

    It will be interesting to see how Mueller dances around this.

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  50. denamos40 says:

    I can no longer listen to an interview by Hannity. He cannot help himself from interrupting the people who can be interesting to hear speak, without his constant talking over them, while bringing nothing of substance to the discussion.

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    • Esther says:

      Were it not for Sean Hannity a lot of people like John Solomon and Sarah Carter and several others would not have had the platform to let the public know the depths of illegality and dirt. Real Trump supporters understand that Hannity is a critical and vital source of information, particularly when every other conservative outlet is being hammered. This certainly is not the time to not stand behind the few conservative voices we have with a platform. These continued attacks on Hannity on this site seem like a coordinated effort from the Left to feed dissent. Conservatives know they are not in a position to attack and tear down loyal patriots who support the President, and therefore do not throw out the good waiting for the perfect.

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