Mueller’s Fatal Mistake

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Robert Mueller
Robert Mueller

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- There is now no excuse for Special Counsel Mueller to ask to interview President Trump.

In fact, it is now clear the investigators have been given so much information about the President’s actions and had such remarkably open access, they should just close shop and write their final report.

They no longer have any grounds for going to court to get a subpoena to compel the President to testify.

Mueller’s fatal mistake was revealed Saturday in The New York Times story titled, “White House Counsel, Don McGahn, Has Cooperated Extensively in Mueller Inquiry.” Michael Schmidt and Maggie Haberman reported that there were at least 30 hours of interviews between the Mueller team and the White House Counsel.

Don McGahn asserted throughout the interviews that “ he never saw Mr. Trump go beyond his legal authorities.”

McGahn’s cooperation is historically unique because President Trump waived both executive privilege and attorney-client privilege.

President Trump was so confident of his innocence that he waived both of these protections to allow the Special Counsel to thoroughly question the White House attorney.

Accepting such thorough and detailed briefing from the White House Counsel will ultimately hurt the efforts of Mueller’s team of left-wing Democratic lawyers.

McGahn is a very widely-respected lawyer, who thoroughly understands the difference between legal and illegal behavior – and he was in the room for virtually all of President Trump’s activities.

It couldn’t be more clear: The Trump White House was comfortable talking for 30 hours with a pack of high-powered, very tough-minded investigators, because the President has done nothing wrong.

Mueller Special Counsel
Mueller Special Counsel's first step down the road of abusive aggressiveness was to hire a completely partisan team of mostly Democrat attorneys.

Nevertheless, at every stage, Mueller has conducted an aggressive, one-sided, and increasingly irresponsible, investigation.

Mueller was brought in to seek the truth about whether there was collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russians to impact the 2016 election.

His first step down the road of abusive aggressiveness was to hire a completely partisan team of mostly Democrat attorneys. Mueller could have hired a balanced team of Republican and Democratic lawyers. He could have avoided hiring lawyers who had worked for Hillary Clinton or gone to the Clinton election night party. Instead he hired totally biased opponents of Trump – who want to take down the President.

Mueller’s second step down the road was to find accusations that had nothing to do with the election, the Russians, or a question of collusion.

Look at the outrageous abuse of Paul Manafort. Manafort had been campaign chairman. He had ties with foreign businessmen. He had done extensive business in Ukraine. I’m sure the Mueller team believed if anyone was the obvious entry point for collusion, it would have been Manafort.

Yet, they found nothing.

Let me repeat this, because it is so ignored by the daily media headlines: The Mueller team found no evidence of Manafort colluding with any foreign entities on the 2016 election.

Manafort is being tried over tax and banking issues that have nothing to do with Russian collusion or any election.

In fact, the Manafort trial is a case study in how a ruthless prosecutor can use the power of the state to intimidate and punish an individual. Manafort and his wife were awakened in their pajamas in pre-dawn hours by FBI agents conducting a raid on their residence – even though the previous day Manafort had been cooperating with the Senate’s investigative body. Furthermore, there was no evidence Manafort represented any danger of violence or flight. The early morning attack was designed to frighten Manafort and send a signal to other potential witnesses to cooperate – or else.

An extraordinary abuse of power was displayed through Mueller’s holding of Manafort in solitary confinement in a cell for 23 hours a day as he awaited trial. This level of deprivation is astonishing when done to an American citizen, who has committed no violent crimes and has not been convicted of anything. Again, it is an effort to intimidate and coerce.

Mueller also understands that every person he goes after has to hire lawyers, spend their lifetime savings, and potentially end up deeply in debt to simply protect themselves from government lawyers who could potentially put them in prison.

Now, we are at the end of the failed investigation.

With McGahn’s 30 hours of testimony, it is clear there is no evidence of President Trump either colluding with the Russians or engaging in illegal obstruction of justice.

Saturday’s New York Times story should be the end of the story.

No sitting president has the time for distractions as big as the Mueller investigation absent the showing of a compelling need – the most important element of which is that any information President Trump has cannot be derived from some other source.

President Trump has not invoked any privilege and has permitted complete access to his White House Counsel, as well as others. Mueller can no longer even come close to meeting the compelling need standard.

As such, it is time to shut the investigation down and allow the President to do what Americans hired him to do – focus on making America great again. Continuing to draw out this partisan investigation only serves to confirm what most Americans now understand – it had no basis in law or fact.

Mueller should write his report to Congress and return to his retirement.

Your Friend,
Newt


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Nottinghill

@Eric_CA: What he is; is a prolapsed oversized echoing colon. No, no a very large petrified turd pretending to be human!

Eric_CA
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Eric_CA

@Nottinghill, yup ,… Sessions, a worthless turd alright!

james
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Collusion is the only word Pant Suit Nominee, aka ZERO for TWO recalls from her law school days,
and is only a crime in anti trust case law.

Eric_CA
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Eric_CA

@James, Absolutely true. Collusion is only applicable in anti trust cases.

Tionico
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Tionico

GREAT idea requiring government agents to not only fund their prosecutions but also the defense of such political assassination attempts as this. A further requirement for independent review of any indictments would also be a good idea…. so Mueller puts together his “case” against Manafort, or whoever, before he han prosecute his evidence must be examined by a different set of lawyers, and some means for exonerating facts to be presented on behalf of the suspect. Then, once the “investigation” commences for Charge A, B, and C, those will be the ONLY charges that can be persued against the guy.… Read more »

Eric_CA
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Eric_CA

Session is a spineless wimp. Trump’s AG is MIA. Don’t expect him to do much. I think he will be fired after the mid term elections.

Michael
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Michael

How can you investigate “Russia collusion “ with out even looking at Clinton’s use of the dossier???

Marc DV.
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Marc DV.

Must Be Nice !
Get Even Richer on the Tax Payers Dime !!!
So ? What’s He Made So Far Off This Witch Hunt ?
One Million $$$ or More ? He Can Charge What He Wants .
Say $1000, Per Hr. plus . For What ? Dragging His Feet ,
Hiring Trump Haters For His Team ? ( Who also can charge what ever )
When it’s All Said and Done , The Bill’s Should Be Sent to Struck , Ore ,
Comey , & Rosenstein and anyone else Involved in the BS Fraud Case.

Nottinghill
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Nottinghill

@Macofjack: That would be one very large shi th ole’.

Macofjack
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Macofjack

Interesting piece. Mueller is not smart enough to give up. When this house of cards comes down I hope it takes the entire deep state with it!

William H Fender
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William H Fender

Newt you are a honorable man. I could not agree more.

Mark
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Mark

Mueller and all those associated with him must/should reimburse ALL the tax-payer money they embezzled in what they knew was a false investigation to begin with. Strip them of all titles and entitlement for life. Bar them from practicing law ever again. Not only that, but the former pimp in the WH, the Clintons and everyone associated with them, (Comey etc) should/needs to be arrested for heading this falsehood, tried for treason and follow the remedy given in the Constitution for treason. Have it on Pay-per-view, and donate the money raised to the homeless vets and charities that help them.

Darrell M.
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Darrell M.

Time for a Constitutional Amendment.
When being prosecuted by government or by behest of the government.
The defendant will receive equal funding from the government for their defense that
the government itself is spending on the prosecution of the defendant.

This backhanded way of forcing a plea deal through financial destruction of We The People
is another form of Tyranny that strips us of our Right to a Trial by Our Peers.
This whole affair is another example in a long line governmental prosecutorial abuse by government
lawyers given the bottomless money pit of state commit tyranny on the people.

Macofjack
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Macofjack

@Darrell M. – Great idea. Prove justice is for all!

Nottinghill
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Nottinghill

Frankenstein’s monster always dies in the end!

JoeUSooner
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JoeUSooner

Well… eventually, maybe. But I remember a full dozen Frankenstein movies. LOL