Special Counsel Robert Mueller´s team is reaching back more than a decade in its investigation of Paul Manafort, a sign of the pressure Mueller is placing on President Donald Trump´s former campaign chairman. The FBI´s warrant for a July search of Manafort´s Alexandria, Virginia, home said the investigation centered on possible crimes committed as far back as January 2006, according to a source briefed on the investigation. The broad time frame is the latest indication that Mueller´s team is going well beyond Russian meddling during the campaign as part of its investigation of Trump campaign associates. Manafort,
This is going exactly where expected. There is no Russian collusion so we have to find someone to charge with something and throw them in jail. I am just surprised they have not charged him with jaywalking yet.
Remember Scooter Libby. Trash a good man´s life just because you can.
If Mueller were looking into collusion, why would he not be looking at Podesta and his connections? This has turned into a free wheeling, unlimited, police state run by Democrat donors with endless power to investigate. Appears more East German style than something our American justice system would allow. Looking 11 years back at Mueller and probably Trump seems out of bounds.
And I remember people like Andrew McCarthy singing the praises of Mueller of being a stand up guy, non-partisan, etc. What a joke. McCarthy may be right about Islamic terror but his judgement of fellow attorneys sucks -see also Patrick Fitzgerald.
I doubt that even the DEA picks the locks of the homes of suspected drug dealers when serving a search warrant. This is Third World banana republic tactics while Hillary is all over the talk shows.
There is a 5yr. Statute of limitations on all but a few federal crimes ( such as conspiracy involving connected activity with an overt act within the 5yr. period). No Trump campaign existed until 2015. This is looking more and more like a gross abuse of power and the taxpayers. By the time Mueller gets done the Salem witch trials will look pristine.
Robert Javert Ahab Mueller will be very fortunate indeed if the result of this farce is merely the self-sacrifice of Mueller´s professional reputation and his remembrance as the Wile E. Coyote of American "prosecutors". In conducting his "investigation" of the "Russian collusion" fable, Mueller deliberately chose to use the evil tactics of another Russian "prosecutor" : Stalin´s pal Lavrently "Show me the man and I will find you the crime" Beria. Instead of imitating Beria´s behavior, Mueller should have learned a lession from Beria´s fate. History is not kind to losers and liars; and history will not be kind to Robert Mueller.
Mueller himself is a walking example of the endemic corruption that has infected our so called esteemed political class in Washington DC. He is spending millions of taxpayer dollars to feather his already luxurious nest while letting his Democrat cronies in on the con. The fact that this is a political witch hunt desperate to bring down a sitting President is icing on the cake.
The opened ended hunting expedition is the stuff of dreams of the soulless Democrat party. There is moral depravity driving this investigation. It can in no way be described as fair and honest and is able to continue only because of a feckless, weak, and possibly corrupt justice department.
We watched as this happened to Scooter Libby and the Democrats are using the same play book. Where are the men and women of integrity in Washington who will actually stand up for justice? This travesty is a clear example of men of power using the full weight of the United States Government to go after a private citizens to feed the insatiable appetite for vengeance. Mueller knows what is waiting for him if he indeed does bring harm to this President. The undying gratitude of the political class and everything that goes with it will be his for sending the message to any non-politician ever thinking about running for higher office: do so at your own peril. This is a show of power from the swamp creatures to anyone who dares to threaten their rotten and corrupt system.
The blinding stupidity of going back 11 years on Manafort is that it sweeps in the extensive dealings of Manafort with the Podesta Group -- and includes a time when John Pizzaboy Podesta himself, once at Bill Clinton´s knee, was at Barack Hussein Obama´s knee before leaving to run Crooked Hillary´s campaign and pile up his own millions of dollars from shady Russian deals. Guess who was the FBI Director during those not-so-recent days? Robert Javert Ahab Beria Mueller himself. Grab a beer and watch the show: it´s Mueller Time, folks!
Jeff Sessions has turned out to be the absolute worst appointment by Donald Trump. And I would have thought he would have been one of the best. Similar to John Roberts on the Supreme Court. Sessions seems so very weak and timid, afraid to do his job.
Not only is he going above and beyond, but he is paying absolutely NO attention to Hillary Clinton and her connections over the years. If Mueller´s results are as biased and ridiculous as it is begging to sound, there will be a huge uproar fro the Right, and rightfully so....the more we are finding out about Comey, Brennan and etc., with downright lies about THEIR involvement, the worst this is.
And as far as Sessions getting involved with some much needed perimeters, he has proved to be the most egregious disappointment of all---I am still in shock over his allowing the FBI et al. to seize property etc. without due process.
It´s the same situation with all of the problem agencies, Obama holdovers who have been corrupted by eight years of anything-goes criminal behavior. The IRS, State, EPA, all of them, cut the heads off the beasts and the problems will be corrected. Inept leadership can be very damaging. Do what was just done at Equifax.
If it is learned that Manafort ever used Russian dressing on a salad, he will spend the rest of his life in jail. This is so bogus. Sessions needs to go away. Far away. Next Mars mission, maybe? And Mueller is a part of a vast left-wing conspiracy to nullify the 2016 election.
Sorry for the third post, but Andy McCarthy´s story today includes a timeline proving that Mueller´s jackbooted thugs executed their recent search warrant at a time and in a way that virtually guaranteed that the search would pick up attorney-client privileged communications between Manafort and his lawyers -- a deliberate, duplicitous, and dastardly denial of Manafort´s rights under the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Of course Andy -- who in-between the obligatory anti-Trump snark has recently taken to using the "Royal We" in quoting his own prior writings -- didn´t point out those outrages so clearly -- I guess he wants to stay employed at the Trump-hating National Review and keep being invited to the cocktail parties, the company picnic and of course the all-important and grotesquely self-indulgent annual NR cruise.
The period mentioned in the search warrant covers much of the decade that Manafort worked as a consultant for Ukraine´s former ruling party. It´s that work, which extended beyond the ouster of the president, Viktor Yanukovych, amid street protests in 2014, that prompted the FBI´s interest in Manafort. Yanukovych´s Party of Regions was accused of corruption and the FBI sought to learn whether the American consultants hired by the Ukrainian party, which also included Mercury LLC and the Podesta Group, were involved. The Justice Department probe also looked into whether the US firms violated the federal law that requires registration under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
Hillary Clinton fell and broke her toe during her book tour in London as President Trump said he hoped she would run for president again in 2020.Clinton, who had to cancel several interviews on Monday, appeared on "The Graham Norton Show" with a protective walking boot on her right foot.“I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards,” she said.“I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe,” Clinton continued, going on to say she received
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President Trump has not yet pulled America out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. But he just took a vital step toward doing so, in a landmark speech on Friday that in plain language dismantled the dangerous fictions on which the deal was built.Chief among these fictions is the notion that a nuclear program in the hands of Iran’s predatory, terror-sponsoring Islamist regime could ever be “exclusively peaceful.” This was a phrase repeated endlessly by President Obama’s diplomatic team during the negotiating of the Iran nuclear deal, and it is enshrined in the final text, as if saying could make
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