When will Mueller’s witchhunt ever end?
Why has it been allowed to go on for over two years now with no connection at all yet found between President Trump and Russia?
The only crimes that seem to be found are perjury traps and decades old tax avoidance claims, neither of which have anything to do with Russia or President Trump!
In fact, famed attorney Alan Dershowitz has even gone on record with The Hill explaining how Mueller’s perjury traps are highly unusual and perhaps even unethical:
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said in an interview that aired Friday on “Rising” that special counsel Robert Mueller‘s key tactic in the Russia probe has been to use perjury traps on subjects in order to flip them.
“In 55 years of practicing criminal law, I have never heard of a case where somebody was indicted for making a misstatement, then being given an opportunity to correct their misstatement after being shown the evidence, then going back and correcting the misstatement. It’s simply unheard of,” Dershowitz, a frequent defender of President Trumpon legal issues, told Hill.TV’s Buck Sexton.
“It really shows that the Mueller tactic has been to spring perjury traps on people, and to then try to turn them if they can,” he continued.
Dershowitz’s comments came after Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen entered into a plea agreement with Mueller, and pleaded guilty for misstatements he made to Congress while testifying about his contacts with Russians during the 2016 campaign.
Mueller is also investigating Jerome Corsi’s and Roger Stone‘s connection to WikiLeaks’s release of emails belonging to Hillary Clinton‘s former campaign chairman, John Podesta, during the 2016 presidential race.
Stone and Corsi have both denied being in contact with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
So I'm really confused....
I thought Mueller was only granted all this authority to investigate and see if Trump had any ties to Russia.
I have not seen anything produced by him!
I don't believe we granted him all this authority to lay perjury traps and aim the power of the Federal Government against private citizens in an attempt to get them to turn or even bear false witness against President Trump, did we?
No, I don't think so.
It feels to me like Mueller is in "put up or shut up" territory here.
The attacks on private citizens must stop unless it's demonstrated that Trump had illegal ties to Russia. Otherwise, the investigation (some might call it a Witch Hunt) should be eneded.
Agree? SIGN THE PETITION: End the Mueller Probe Now!
Prosecutors did not charge Stone with conspiring with WikiLeaks or with the Russian officers Mueller says hacked the emails. Instead it mirrors other Mueller cases in alleging cover-ups and deception, accusing Stone of lying to lawmakers about WikiLeaks, tampering with witnesses and obstructing a congressional probe into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to tip the election.
I'm having trouble understanding how anything Roger Stone did was illegal.
What exactly did he do?
Read the WikiLeaks information that was publicly posted on their Twitter?
Taunt and tease the Democrats? Is that illegal now?
The Washington Examiner has more:
FBI agents arrested longtime Trump associate Roger Stone in a paramilitary-style raid at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., early Friday morning. A CNN producer on the scene said the arrest involved "heavy weaponry." Stone was taken into custody without incident.
The arrest followed action by a grand jury in Washington, D.C., under Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller. On Thursday, the grand jury indicted Stone on seven counts of lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstructing a congressional investigation. So what, specifically, is Stone charged with doing?
All the counts stem from Stone's Sept. 26, 2017, interview with the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russia's attempt to influence the 2016 election and the response by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies. Stone is not charged with lying to or attempting to obstruct the Mueller investigation.
The special counsel's charges involve Stone's House testimony about WikiLeaks and its release of hacked material from the Democratic National Committee and, later, from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta during the 2016 campaign. The indictment does not say Stone communicated with Wikileaks head Julian Assange. Rather, it says Stone lied about his attempts to learn Assange's intentions through two intermediaries: journalist and provocateur Jerome Corsi and radio host Randy Credico.
Count One alleges that Stone obstructed the House committee's investigation by denying he had emails and other documents about WikiLeaks-related contacts. During his House testimony, Stone was asked if he had "emails to anyone concerning the allegations of hacked documents ... or any discussions you have had with third parties about [WikiLeaks]?" Stone answered that he did not, when in fact he had a bunch of emails and other communications. The obstruction charge also alleges Stone attempted to prevent Credico from testifying or tried to convince him to testify falsely.
Counts two through six concern specific statements to the House committee. Count Two is based on Stone's assertion that he did not have emails.
Count Three alleges that Stone lied when he said that Credico was his only "go-between" to Assange, when in fact, Stone was also in contact with Corsi for that purpose. "At no time did Stone identify [Corsi] to [the House] as another individual Stone contacted to serve as a 'go-between,'" the indictment says.
Count Four alleges that Stone lied when he said he did not ask Credico to communicate anything to Assange, when in fact Stone asked both Credico and Corsi to get in touch with Assange "to pass on requests ... for documents Stone believed would be damaging to the Clinton campaign."
Count Five alleges that Stone lied when he told the House that he and Credico did not communicate via text message or email about WikiLeaks. Stone told the committee the two talked over the phone, when in fact, according to the indictment, "Stone and [Credico] ... engaged in frequent written communications by email and text message."
Count Six alleges that Stone lied when he testified that he had never discussed his conversations with Credico with anyone at the Trump campaign, when in fact, "Stone spoke to multiple individuals involved in the Trump campaign about what he claimed to have learned from his intermediary to [WikiLeaks]."
Count Seven is a witness tampering charge, alleging that Stone tried to convince Credico to take the Fifth or to lie to the House committee.
The indictment does not allege that Stone had any direct communications with Assange, nor does it allege that Stone or anyone else at the Trump campaign had any direct communications with Assange or any foreknowledge of actions that WikiLeaks took. At various times, Stone claimed to have foreknowledge — a hint that something big was up — but the indictment suggests that he did not, in fact, know what WikiLeaks was going to do.
The indictment does say there were communications between Stone and people in the Trump campaign related to WikiLeaks. Of course, everyone in the world was talking about the WikiLeaks disclosures in the days following their publication. The indictment says: "After the July 22, 2016 release of stolen DNC emails by [WikiLeaks], a senior Trump campaign official was directed to contact Stone about any additional releases and what other damaging information [WikiLeaks] had regarding the Clinton campaign. Stone thereafter told the Trump campaign about potential future releases of damaging material by [WikiLeaks]."
There has already been much speculation about that passage. The first thing to note is that it concerned the period after WikiLeaks' disclosure of DNC emails — no allegation of foreknowledge. But what does "was directed" mean? Does it mean that Donald Trump himself directed someone on his campaign to get in touch with Stone to find out what was going on? It could. There's no doubt that everyone in the political world was trying to figure out what was going on in the days after release of the DNC emails. Were there more? About what? Were they going to be released?
Whoever the "was directed" person was, the Stone indictment, like all Mueller has issued until now, does not allege that there was a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 election.
The indictment also suggests that by October 2016, with the election fast approaching, the Trump campaign was no longer paying any attention to Stone. In one email, Stone said he would tell a top Trump campaign official about WikiLeaks, "but he doesn't call me back."
In the end, it appears Stone's big problem was his big mouth. He liked to brag about being behind all sorts of nefarious deeds when in fact he was not, or he had a tangential connection to them. That led to this chain of events: 1) Stone bragged in public; 2) the House committee asked him about his bragging under oath; and 3) Mueller investigated the veracity of Stone's sworn testimony. If Stone had not popped off about himself all the time, he probably would not have gotten himself in trouble.
Stone presented a pretty accurate picture of himself in an interview last November with CNN's Michael Smerconish. "What I have done here is perfectly legal," Stone said. "I took a solid tip and entirely public information, it could be gleaned from the WikiLeaks Twitter feed and by setting a Google News Alert on Julian Assange and reading every interview, to hype and punk and promote and posture and bluff the Democrats."
And from the Western Journal:
For many on the left, evidence of collusion with Russia has become the most coveted smoking gun imaginable. They are utterly convinced it will be the final piece of the puzzle needed to launch a full-scale impeachment crusade against the president.
By extension, special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into the matter has become the best chance the left has of ever obtaining that smoking gun, should it exist.
The problem is, while Mueller’s probe has certainly unearthed and bagged some bad apples like former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, any actual link to Russian collusion is nonexistent.
Trump’s biggest detractors have nothing linking Russian collusion to the president based on what Cohen and Manafort have divulged.
From all indications, Stone’s indictment is no different.
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