Mueller Time

I’ve done my best to simply avoid the Mueller political operation, but comment is warranted. Sean Davis in The Federalist pretty much nails it.

If there were any doubts about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s political intentions, his unprecedented press conference on Wednesday should put them all to rest. As he made abundantly clear during his doddering reading of a prepared statement that repeatedly contradicted itself, Mueller had no interest in the equal application of the rule of law. He gave the game, and his nakedly political intentions, away repeatedly throughout his statement. […]

If it’s important for the work to speak for itself, then why did Mueller schedule a press conference in which he would speak for it weeks after it was released? The statement, given the venue in which it was provided, is self-refuting.

Let’s start with the Mueller team’s unique take on the nature of a prosecutor’s job. The standard American view of justice, affirmed and enforced by the U.S. Constitution, is that all are presumed innocent absent conviction by a jury of a specific charge of criminal wrongdoing. That is, the natural legal state of an individual in this country is innocence. It is not a state or a nature bestowed by cops or attorneys. Innocence is not granted by unelected bureaucrats or federal prosecutors. […]

The order appointing the special counsel authorized us to investigate actions that could obstruct the investigation. We conducted that investigation and kept the office of the acting attorney general apprised of our work,” Mueller said. “After that investigation, if we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”

According to Mueller and his team, charged Russians are presumed innocent. An American president, however, is presumed guilty unless and until Mueller’s team determines he is innocent. Such a standard is an obscene abomination against the rule of law, one that would never be committed by independent attorneys who place a fidelity to their oaths and impartial enforcement of the law ahead of their political motivations.

The contradictions and double standards didn’t stop there, though.

“It would be unfair to potentially accuse somebody of a crime when there can be no court resolution of the actual charge,” Mueller said, after all but stating that Trump committed a crime for which Mueller never charged him. Just as Mueller’s own words and actions at the Wednesday press conference prove that he didn’t want his team’s report to speak for itself, the report itself proves that Mueller and his team don’t believe it’s unfair to accuse somebody of something a court cannot resolve. […]

George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn were charged with making false statements to federal investigators, while Clinton campaign cronies Glenn Simpson and Christopher Steele’s false statements to Congress and the FBI were ignored. Trump’s nonexistent Russian connections were plumbed while a dubious Clinton campaign-funded dossier sourced directly to Russian officials was used as a prosecutorial roadmap rather than rock-solid evidence of actual campaign collusion with the Kremlin.

Mueller claimed his report spoke for itself, then put together a completely unnecessary press conference more than a month after his report’s public release, in which he not just spoke for the report, but expounded on the new legal standards he created to govern its conclusions.

These are the actions not of an impartial and independent investigator, but of a scheming political operative. None of this is any surprise to anyone who has followed Mueller’s tenure in government. As FBI director, Mueller repeatedly misused and abused the authority granted to him by Congress. […]

Then, as special counsel to investigate Russian collusion during the 2016 campaign, Mueller promptly hired partisan Democrats to run his investigation. He tapped as investigators FBI personnel who openly discussed their hatred of Trump and his voters, as well as their plans to keep him out of office.

There’s no longer any doubt about who Robert Mueller is or why he conducted himself the way he did. As abominable as his press conference was, we should in many ways be thankful that Mueller so willingly displayed for all to see his disdain for basic rules of prosecutorial conduct, his total lack of self-awareness, and his naked desire to stick it to Trump.

Read the rest of what Sean wrote. I, of course, agree, although I find it nearly impossible to write about it in terms other than what I learned on construction sites, with regards to employees who through malice endangered the lives of their co-workers. There is no class of people that I find more despicable, their place in the world is alone on a 2-acre island with no further human contact. They are toxic to anything and anyone they are involved with.

It’s time for Barr to clean house with judicial consequences for all these cretins.

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14 Responses to Mueller Time

  1. Nicholas says:

    Truly our legal systems have been corrupted both in the USA and the UK – look at what is happening to Boris Johnson at the moment.

    Liked by 2 people

    • NEO says:

      Indeed, although I haven’t read much UKn stuff yet this morning. But even more to the point, watch that video of the Met bringing the Muslims to attack TR. Completely despicable, every one of those Peelers should be in jail themselves. along with their commanders.

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      • Nicholas says:

        I rather think the police are at an all time high of hatred from the public now:

        A) From criminals
        B) From right-thinking people who have turned against them since they became politicised in the hate speech culture wars.

        Liked by 1 person

        • NEO says:

          Yep, that’s my read. Although it appears that violent criminals have little to fear from them, as opposed to non PC people on Twitter.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Nicholas says:

          Indeed – no wonder Brits are permanently angry.

          Liked by 1 person

        • NEO says:

          Indeed. I’d suggest somebody best work on it, there’s a revolt brewing in the UK, just as there was here a couple years ago, and we are still pretty testy.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Nicholas says:

          I think it is time for more Christians to pray imprecatory prayers too. We should be actively praying for God to remove these people from power, including people in churches. It is not acceptable to have socialist-leaning bishops in the Church of England.

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        • NEO says:

          Would be rather more appropriate for the CofE to have Christian bishops, unlikely as that seems.

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  2. the unit says:

    Their desperation grows. I won’t be surprised if there is a grassy tump waiting for Trump.
    And beginning to more agree with comments lately that Drudge has gone over. “Tweetwreck” this morning.

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