Once again, we see that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is hosting the Kabuki Theatre that is his investigation into the allegations of Trump/Russia collusion.
Once again, we see Mueller attempting to coerce an individual, this time Roger Stone, into providing evidence or testimony that will somehow damage President Donald Trump and possibly lead to further Democrat calls for his impeachment.
And, once again, we see the charges involve “process crimes” centered around a non-criminal action, that of seeking opposition research on an opposing candidate.
Donald Trump is not named in the indictment document.
1. By in or around May 2016, the Democratic National Committee (“DNC”) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (“DCCC”) became aware that their computer systems had been compromised by unauthorized intrusions and hired a security company (“Company 1”) to identify the extent of the intrusions.
2. On or about June 14, 2016, the DNC—through Company 1—publicly announced that it had been hacked by Russian government actors.
3. From in or around July 2016 through in or around November 2016, an organization (“Organization 1”), which had previously posted documents stolen by others from U.S. persons, entities, and the U.S. government, released tens of thousands of documents stolen from the DNC and the personal email account of the chairman of the U.S. presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton (“Clinton Campaign”).
12. After the July 22, 2016 release of stolen DNC emails by Organization 1, a senior Trump Campaign official was directed to contact STONE about any additional releases and what other damaging information Organization 1 had regarding the Clinton Campaign. STONE thereafter told the Trump Campaign about potential future releases of damaging material by Organization 1.
[Source: Mueller Indictment]
Don't get me wrong, I think Roger Stone is a slimeball and it would not surprise me that he has crossed the line in his personal and professional life.
The Mueller indictment contains no allegations or evidence that the Trump campaign had anything to do with the theft of emails from the Democratic National Committee or their publication by WikiLeaks.
These are only charges, irrelevant allegations by a politically-compromised special prosecutor, that has little or nothing to do with Trump/Russia collusion by Stone or the President of the United States.
As for charges of lying to Congress, I can remember lies told by Obamacons: Eric Holder, John Brennan, James Clapper, and others that were never investigated by the FBI or pursued by the politicized Department of Justice. One need consider how many times Hillary Clinton and her cadre of liars spewed forth with impunity. So all this proves is that Mueller is guilty of selective political prosecution involving irrelevant actions that have no bearing on the central subject at hand.
The outrageous pre-dawn arrest of Roger Stone by agents armed with automatic weapons is bad enough, but it appears that someone leaked the details of the arrest so that CNN, and CNN alone, could capture the arrest for broadcast. The idea that a reporter with a camera crew would be hanging out at the exact time on this specific morning is ludicrous suggesting that the leak was planned and part of a campaign of leaks by someone in the DOJ, FBI, or on Mueller’s team. Another criminal act that will probably go unpunished. A federal judge must have believed that Stone was no a serious flight risk and went on to release him on a $250,000 signature bond.
It appears that among the goals of the Special Prosecutor’s Office is to keep coercing peripheral players to provide politically damaging testimony by unassociated legal actions that involve allegations of personal criminal activity, involvement of their families through devices such as joint tax returns, or other acts having nothing to do with the Trump/Russia collusion matter or causing the individual to lose their sources of income and bankrupt them with legal fees fighting the unlimited budget of the prosecutors.
One might assume that the matter of WikiLeaks could be resolved by a consular officer taking a sworn deposition from Julian Assange, the CEO of WikiLeaks, attesting to the facts as he knows them. But, then again, Mueller doesn’t really want definitive answers. As of this date, it appears that he has not even interviewed DOJ Official Bruce Ohr who is at the heart of the Russian collusion matter.
Personally, I believe that the entire top ranks of the DOJ and the FBI, with a few unaffiliated exceptions, should be prosecuted for a conspiracy to defraud the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371), obstruct justice(18 U.S.C. § 1503), lying (18 U.S.C. § 1001) and spying (50 U.S.C. Chapter 36, Subchapter 1 § 1809).
Why you should be concerned: if this can happen to a high-profile individual in the light of day, it can happen to any other American citizen.
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell