Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by News Editors
What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious. —Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Article by Kelleigh Nelson republished from NewsWithViews.com)
Furthermore, I am of the opinion that Carthage should be destroyed. —Marcus Tullius Cicero
The majority of politicians spew lies like an unattended fire hose, but there is one who has had the courage to tell the whole sordid history of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Congressman Louis Gohmert (R-TX) has written the foremost tell all article on the corrupt and disreputable former FBI Director, Robert Mueller. It is 14 pages long and over 15,000 words and as the Congressman said, he could have written even more.
Eric Lichtblau’s recent article in Time Magazine makes it clear that it’s not just FBI partisanship, there’s much more. He writes, “Looking past the partisan haze, one sees a troubling picture: something really is wrong at the FBI.”
Mueller is a Dirty Cop
Congressman Gohmert opens his article with this statement, “Robert Mueller has a long and sordid history of illicitly targeting innocent people. His many actions are a stain upon the legacy of American jurisprudence. He lacks the judgment and credibility to lead the prosecution of anyone.”
Gohmert said that he was one of the few who were not surprised when Mueller started selecting his assistants in the Special Counsel’s office. He knew their reputations for indicting people innocent of the charges and forcing them into bankruptcy by running up their legal fees. He said they’ll even threaten innocent family members with prosecution so the victim will agree to plead guilty so more harm is not incurred on the family. Sound familiar? It is exactly what has happened to Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn. Meanwhile Mueller and his prosecutors are spending millions of our tax dollars.
The Congressman makes it clear that anyone who states that Mueller is beyond reproach and has a stellar history is wanting Trump destroyed. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee comes to mind.
Mueller Framed Innocent Men
Along with Congressman Gohmert, Professor Alan Dershowitz reminded staunch Mueller supporters about the former FBI director’s role in protecting “notorious mass murderer” Whitey Bulger as an FBI informant. “He’s the guy who kept four innocent people in prison for many years in order to protect the cover of Whitey Bulger as an FBI informer. Those of us in Boston don’t have such a high regard for Mueller because we remember this story. The government had to pay out $100 million dollars because Whitey Bulger, a notorious mass murderer, became a government informer against the mafia. . .”
“And that’s regarded in Boston of one of the great scandals of modern judicial history. And Mueller was right at the center of it. So, he is not without criticism by people who know him in Boston.”
Although those in prison were not upright citizens, they still had not committed the crimes they were accused of, and two of them died while incarcerated.
There is evidence of a pattern throughout Mueller’s career: the leaking of information to disparage Mueller’s targets. In the Whitey Bulger case, the leaks were to organized crime…the Mafia. Now we see leaks daily including the latest…Mueller’s questions for our President.
Destruction of Congressman Weldon
What did Weldon do to become a target of Robert Mueller and the Democrat Party? His investigations into Clinton-era national security scandals, including the sell-off of military technology to communist China and he asserted several times in Congress in 2005-2006 that before 9/11, the Able Danger intelligence programidentified Mohamed Atta and other 9/11 hijackers as possible members in al-Qaida, and the FBI ignored it.
Weldon repeatedly alleged that there was documentary evidence to show that 9/11 could have been prevented and thousands of lives saved if the FBI had done its job. He held up documents at times while making these claims in speeches on the floor of the House of Representatives.
What did Mueller do?
Six weeks before the 2008 election, Weldon dominated his Democratic opponent in the polls. Then, out of nowhere, “anonymous law enforcement sources” leaked to the press that the FBI was conducting a federal probe into the Pennsylvania Congressman for alleged influence peddling.
Weldon had been in Congress since 1986 and was re-elected in 2004 with 59 percent of the vote. After a televised FBI raid on his daughter’s townhouse on Oct. 16, 2008 Weldon dropped like a rock in the polls.
Even Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) blasted Mueller and said he found the FBI behavior to be “highly prejudicial.”
Weldon’s opponent, retired Rear Adm. Joseph A. Sestak, won top drawer support from the national Democratic Party, including an endorsement and campaign appearance by Bill Clinton, with all the leftist campaign contributors.
Rep. Gohmert states, “The early morning raid by Mueller’s FBI — with all the media outside — who had obviously been alerted by the FBI, achieved its goal of abusing the U.S. Justice system to silence Curt Weldon by ending his political career. Mueller’s tactics worked. If the Clintons and Sandy Berger manipulated Weldon’s reelection to assure his defeat, they did it with the artful aid of Mueller, all while George W. Bush was President.” Does any of this sound familiar?” Think Manafort and Cohen.
Mueller’s Intimidation of Congress
Mueller has staged unprecedented searches of congressional offices via FBI agents which is an outrageous intrusion into the separation of powers between the executive branch and the congressional branch.
If the FBI or another law enforcement entity needed to search something on the House side of the Capitol or House office buildings, they contacted the House Counsel, whether with a warrant or request. The House Counsel with approval of the Speaker, would go through the Congress Members’ documents, computers, flash drives, or anything that might have any bearing on what was being sought as part of the investigation, and would honestly determine what was relevant and what was privileged from Executive Branch review.
Remember Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana who hid $90,000 in the freezer of his D.C. home? There was no need to raid his office as the FBI already had plenty of evidence to convict him. But in doing so, Mueller threw 200 years of Constitutional restraints to the wind so he could let Congress know he was the government bully who could potentially waltz into Congressional offices whenever he wished and conduct an unsupervised search of a Congressman’s office. Apparently, the FBI knew just the right federal judge who would disregard the Constitution and allow Mueller’s minions to do their dirty work.
Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert said they were “very concerned” about the search. “Insofar as I am aware, since the founding of our republic 219 years ago, the Justice Department has never found it necessary to do what it did in crossing this separation of powers line in order to successfully prosecute corruption by members of Congress,” Hastert said.
Mueller has pulled this same tactic again on both Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen.
Mueller’s Resurrected “Five and Out Rule”
It’s an old FBI policy that Director Robert Mueller resurrected in 2004. It basically says that supervisors in the field can be there for five years and then are obliged to take an assignment at headquarters and keep moving through the management ranks. Former FBI Assistant Director John Miller said the policy was necessary to develop leadership in the bureau.
Critics, such as the FBI Agents Association, say the program hobbles field offices and takes relationships forged there for granted. Former Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI) said he saw a program that wasn’t working. He said it didn’t make sense, wasn’t good for the morale of agents and for keeping expertise and quality of supervisors who understand the community they’ve worked in for years. A group of FBI supervisors used age-discrimination suits against the bureau. At least 140 valuable agents either quit or retired.
Gohmert explained that before Mueller became Director, FBI agents were trained to identify certain Muslims who had become radicalized and dangerous. Mueller purged and even eliminated training that would have helped identify radical Islamic killers. By running off the more experienced agents who had better training on radical Islam, they told the Congressman that it “blinded us of the ability to identify our enemy.” Mueller put victims in harm’s way in cities like Boston, San Diego and elsewhere.
FBI’s National Security Letters
National Security letters are FBI letters sent to people or businesses that bypass subpoenas and applications for warrants with affidavits in support, demanding that records or documents of any kind must be produced and provided to the sender. And yes, there has been abuse here as well. Some of Mueller’s FBI agents had just been sending out demands for records or documents without any probable cause, which the Fourth Amendment requires.
The House Judiciary Committee has oversight on the DOJ. Congressman Gohmert is a member of this committee. The committees learned that there had been an extraordinary number of abuses. When the Inspector General’s report revealed such absolutely outrageous conduct by FBI agents, some in Congress were absolutely livid. An NBC News report on March 9, 2007, had this headline and sub-headline: “Justice Department: FBI acted illegally on data; Audit finds agency misused Patriot Act to obtain information on citizens.”
Senator Ted Stevens
Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was the longest-serving Senate Republican in history and his reputation among those who knew him well was impeccable. The Senator was indicted shortly before the 2008 election on false records and fueled by testimony from a richly rewarded “cooperating” witness. It became known that the government had concealed exculpatory evidence from the defense.
An independent investigation ordered by presiding Judge Emmet G. Sullivan found that the prosecution was “permeated by the systemic concealment of significant exculpatory evidence, which would have independently corroborated Senator Steven’s defense and his testimony, and seriously damaged the testimony and credibility of the government’s key witness.”
The prosecution of Stevens was another of Mueller’s miscarriages of justice.
Dr. Steven Hatfill
Remember virologist Dr. Steven Hatfill who was falsely blamed for the anthrax attack after 9/11 that took five lives and made 17 other people sick? It was the feckless FBI again, and Mueller and Comey were responsible. Instead of arresting the actual perpetrator, they brought in sniff doggies to Hatfill who never handled anthrax, and when he petted them and they responded happily, the FBI knew Hatfill was their man.
The real culprit was Bruce Ivans, a microbiologist who was diagnosed as having paranoid personality disorder and had a habit of stalking and threatening people with anonymous letters – including the woman who provided the long-ignored tip to the FBI.
After six years the FBI spent destroying Hatfill’s life, they settled a $4.6 million lawsuit he filed and officially exonerated him.
In 2003, Mueller’s close friend, Deputy AG James Comey, convinced AG John Ashcroft to recuse himself from the case of who leaked CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity. Comey appointed his child’s Godfather, Patrick Fitzgerald as Special Counsel.
Fitzgerald, FBI Director Mueller, and Deputy AG Comey knew that the source of Plame’s identity leak came from Richard Armitage. But they didn’t’ want Armitage’s scalp. These so-called apolitical, fair-minded pursuers of their own brand of justice were after a bigger name in the Bush administration like Vice President Dick Cheney or Karl Rove. Yet they knew from the beginning that these two men were not guilty of anything. They chose Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff, Scooter Libby. They told Libby they’d set him free if he would give them Cheney, but there was nothing to give. Their modus operandi never changes.
Gohmert states, “Sound familiar? Could it be that these same tactics have been used against an innocent Gen. Mike Flynn? Could it be that Flynn only agreed to plead guilty to prevent any family members from being unjustly prosecuted and to also prevent going completely broke from attorneys’ fees?”
President Trump recently pardoned Mr. Libby.
I’ve tried to condense this portion of Congressman Gohmert’s article, but there’s much more to come, especially Mueller’s embracing of the friends of Islamic terrorists and purging of counter-terrorism training materials. The entire FBI needs to be cleansed and as Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch has stated, perhaps disbanded.
Furthermore, I am of the opinion that Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, and AG Sessions should be fired.
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