By WILLIAM MAYER
May 7, 2018 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org - In today’s Pravda-ized iteration of Western media, Louie Gohmert’s [R-Tx] absolutely brutal [and much deserved] 48 page takedown of Robert Mueller [see, Robert Mueller Unmasked] who heads the “investigation” [cum Inquisition] into President Trump’s alleged “collusion” with Russia in order to win the White House 2016 hardly got a blip in the legacy press...for obvious reasons.
That his own party has steadfastly refused to pick up the ball on this genuinely important report, is in itself stands as an indictment of those in the GOP Congressional leadership, as it is simply another metric proving the depth of the DC/I5 Deep State.
With that said we will let Congressman Gohmert’s words speak for themselves.
“Robert Mueller has a long and sordid history of illicitly targeting innocent people that is a stain upon the legacy of American jurisprudence. He lacks the judgment and credibility to lead the prosecution of anyone.”
What is past, is prologue here as Mueller’s history of abuses as a prosecutor remains breathtaking even in the current climate. Below some of the worst examples of the former FBI Director's investigations and prosecutions. They are not necessarily arranged chronologically, but in a manner that more easily demonstrates what is so rotten about the current state of ethics at the U.S. Department of Justice and how matters got this far off-the-tracks.
“Judging by Mueller's history, it doesn't matter who he has to threaten, harass, prosecute or bankrupt to get someone to be willing to allege something - anything - about our current President, it certainly appears Mueller will do what it takes to bring down his target, ethically, or unethically, based on my findings.”
First up the infamous Whitey Bulger prosecution:
“[Mike] Albano [former Parole Board Member who was threatened by two F.B.I. agents for considering parole for the men imprisoned for a crime they did not commit] was appalled that, later that same year, Mueller was appointed FBI director, because it was Mueller, first as an assistant US attorney then as the acting U.S. attorney in Boston, who wrote letters to the parole and pardons board throughout the 1980s opposing clemency for the four men framed by FBI lies. Of course, Mueller was also in that position while Whitey Bulger was helping the FBI cart off his criminal competitors even as he buried bodies in shallow graves along the Neponset…” [source, Mike Albano, One Lingering Doubt About Robert Mueller , Boston Globe]
Take a moment to internalize that, Robert Mueller put people he knew were innocent in jail and labored mightily against clemency AFTER these same people had worked with him and the FBI in breaking up criminal syndicates. Mueller wasn’t fazed at all by the fact that two of these innocent men DIED in prison as a result of his corruption of process.
So craven were the nature of Mueller’s actions in the Bulgar case that those convicted sued the DOJ for abuse of process and won a judgment of $100,000,000 [!].
“Thanks to the FBI’s corruption, taxpayers got stuck with the $100 million bill for compensating the framed men, two of whom, Greco and Tameleo, died in prison.” [source, Boston Globe ]
Score: Mueller 1, justice 0.
But Mueller was just getting going, determined to ride his bogus prosecutions and witch hunts into the directors chair of the FBI.
Consider the case of Congressman Curt Weldon [R-PA] who had raised his profile a bit too high in his questions regarding the FBI having possibly had advanced warning of 9/11. Weldon did this in a series of speeched during 2005-2006 from the floor of the United States House of Representatives.
Weldon is probably best known for these impassioned addresses regarding the [at best] incredible bungling by the FBI in the lead up to that fateful morning in September. Weldon, no conspiracy nut, had become aware through previous service that PRE 9/11 al-Qaeda’s Brooklyn cell had been identified, as well as its key member...Mohamed Atta. The outing of the al-Qaeda cell came about as a result of a secret military program [devolped by US Special Operations Command - SOCOM] called Abel Danger.
“What I did not know, Mr. Speaker, up until June of this year, was that that secret program called Able Danger actually identified the Brooklyn cell of al Qaeda in January and February of 2000, over one year before 9-11 ever happened. In addition, I learned that not only did we identify the Brooklyn cell of al Qaeda, but we identified Mohamed Atta as one of the members of that Brooklyn cell along with three other terrorists who were the leadership of the 9-11 attack...I have also learned, Mr. Speaker, that in September of 2000, again, over one year before 9-11, that Able Danger team attempted on three separate occasions to provide information to the FBI about the Brooklyn cell of al Qaeda, and on three separate occasions they were denied by lawyers in the previous administration to transfer that information.”
But Mueller, by that time FBI Director, was not going to take such charges lying down; instead he set about a plan to destroy Weldon’s career using - now a Mueller mainstay...false allegations.
“Each of Weldon’s 10 previous re-elections had been by sizable margins. Polls showed he was up by 5-7 points [in the fall of 2006]. Three weeks prior to the election, however, a national story ran about Weldon based upon anonymous sources that an investigation was underway against him and his daughter, alleging illegal activities involving his congressional work...”
So what did “Boy Scout” Mueller do?
A few weeks before the election, the FBI conducted a “show trial” raid of Mr. Weldon’s daughter after having tipped off local and national media so they could be there to film the malicious entry.
Unsurprisingly, Weldon lost his seat in Congress and the GOP lost a good and honest man. Because the entire episode is Kabuki, of course there was never a prosecution or dismissal of the allegations and Weldon’s daughter’s belonging were given back to her...a year later.
Score: Mueller 2, justice 0 - yes...these kinds of things do happen in America.
Next up was Mueller targeting Congress itself when special agents crashed into DC office of [thoroughly corrupt] Representative William Jefferson and carted off most of the office’s contents.
As we know [and should keep in mind] Jefferson was accepting bribes BUT - overturning 200 years of precedence - the DOJ had no right to conduct a no-knock raid on a sitting congressman’s office, that should have been done in conjunction with the House Counsel’s office. Yes Jefferson was guilty [90 thousand dollars in Jefferson’s freezer] but as it relates to DOJ malfeasance, that is entirely besides the point
Score: Mueller 3 and counting.
We come to the investigation into Senator Ted Stevens [R-AK] over alleged bribes including an under-payment on improvements to a cabin Stevens was refurbishing. The inference here was that Stevens had received the “discount” as a bribe. As in the previous cases DOJ brought charges against Stevens right before his re-election bid, unsurprisingly, he lost.
Of more import, Senator Ted Stevens who had served Alaska since 1968 was not only indicted but convicted in 2008 due to the FBI hiding exculpatory evidence from his attorney as well as other horrendous abuses of judicial process.
Stevens died two years later...Mueller 4, justice 0.
While all of this was going on, as the FBI was engaged in thousands of illegal acts of surveillance, Mueller decided he wanted to be surrounded by “yes men” which would assure him of total loyalty. Towards this end the Director of the FBI instituted a new policy - “5 years up or out” - meaning that after a period of 5 years, field agents were required either to go to DC to fly a desk or to retire.
The effect this policy had was global, as agents with cumulatively thousands of years of experience were shown the door when these highly trained, now street-wise agents refused to upset their families just to take a boring job pushing paper for Bob Mueller.
Score: Mueller 5, justice 0.
The secondary effect might have been even worse as the older field agents had [as a result of DOJ’s traditional training] a full understanding of the damage jihad minded Muslims posed to the United States, while the newer agents had been trained after organizations like CAIR, the Hamas mouthpiece succeeded in purging traditional training material [and trainers such as John Guandolo] so that the word “terrorism” and “Muslim or Islam” never appeared on the same page, Islam after all being “the religion of peace.”
So we had Mueller presiding over an out-of-control agency that was surveiling thousands of Americans using illegally obtained NSLs - [National Security Letters, a way around Constitutional protections] they were tasked with protecting, getting rid of agents with 20-30 years of experience and then surrounding himself with sheep-like yes men, fearful that their careers would be demolished if they resisted the new regime.
Let’s call this Mueller 6, justice 0 though the rights of untold thousands of US citizens had been compromised.
In another eggregious example of malicious prosecution we come to the 2001 anthrax letter attacks. Once again we find Mueller and his buddy Jim Comey essentially fabricating evidence against a totally innocent Dr. Steven Hatfill who was ID’d as the perp primarily using two imported bloodhounds who “reacted” to Dr. Hatfill, hardly difficult to understand since Hatfill petted both of the animals, but with Mueller/Comey that didn’t matter.
This not so dynamic-duo tried the case in the media, leading the American people on a wild goose-chase of made-up associations. Eventually Hatfill was fully exonerated, but a little too late to avoid having his reputation and career ruined.
“Unfortunately, both Mueller and Comey were absolutely and totally convinced of the innocent man’s guilt. They ruined his life, his relationship with friends, neighbors and potential employers.”
The malicious prosecution case brought against Hatfill was not settled until 2008 when DOJ was forced to pay him $5.82 million in a legal settlement.
Mueller/Comey found another target to blame the anthrax mailing case on, a Dr. Bruce Ivins who might well have been the criminal, but since the evidence was insufficient to be certain the case may not have been as bullet-proof as the Mueller/Comey vendetta would have liked we will never know since Dr. Ivins committed suicide as the FBI closed in.
Whether this is a case of a perp taking his own life rather than be apprehended for the horrendous crimes or whether Ivins simply couldn’t mentally handle the prospect of what may have been another malicious prosecution will never be known.
So our count is now Mueller 7, justice 0 [with James Comey in a supporting role].
It doesn’t stop there though, there are other cases, probably the most recent [excepting the current Inquisition] and memorable example was the framing of GW Bush advisor Scooter Libby. The charge had been that Libby had “outed” the identity of a CIA desk jockey Valerie Plame and being unable to prove the charge [the principals in the case Mueller, Comey and Patrick Fitzgerald knowing well before hand that Plame was outed by Colin Powell aid Richard Armitage] finally ensnared Libby in a process crime, charging him with lying to the FBI about a conversation he had with three journalists!
This has become typical of these out of control federal prosecutors to settle for nothing less than a scalp, even if it means relying on a single piece of already shaky evidence to put a target behind bars.
During the process Libby was offered a “deal” in which he could walk...IF...he turned state’s evidence on either Karl Rove or Vice President Dick Cheney. Libby being a straight shooter declined to lie about his associates so he was sentenced to 30 months in jail [with President Bush commuting the sentence for time served] fined $250,000 as well as being out hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees...a phyrric victory for DOJ’s favorite hit squad but complete destruction of the career of a good and honest public servant.
Score? Well at this point the MO of both Comey and Mueller have been well established - their use of the tremendous power of federal law enforcement to ruin “enemies” by way of advancing their careers.
And this brings us to Robert Mueller's outrageous Trump administration investigation, acting upon allegations [largely derived from millions of dollars worth of Democrat op-research, relying on Russian agents to assemble the infamous "dossier" for Christopher Steele] that President Trump somehow colluded with Russian nationals to “steal” the 2016 election. That those bringing these charges have decades long patterns of impropriety and the mallicious prosecution of individuals they knew to be innocent in order to either conduct political warfare [Libby, FISA warrant abuses and now Trump for example] or simple resume enhancement [Bulger, Dr. Steven Hatfill, etc.] has had no bearing on the course of events for as we now fully understand, these DOJ juggernaughts are extraordinarily difficult to stop once the prosecutors have decided in advance that a particular party is guilty.
And that is exactly the direction this dirty “investigation” continues to take; an out-of-control bully whose entire career is pock-marked by impropriety and abuse of power to a degree that is shocking upon review.
We therefore join with Representative Gohmert [and the few remaining brave voices in Congress] in demanding that the Trump witch-hunt end immediately and that Mueller be shown the door permanently so that federal law enforcement can start to rebuild the trust the DOJ has shattered by allowing and often encouraging bad behavior on the part of public officials who never are held to account, as Mr. Gohmert concludes:
“If you want answers, and you CAN handle the truth, join me in demanding those answers from “Special Counsel” Robert Mueller, along with his resignation. If he were to resign, it could well be the only truly moral, ethical and decent action Mueller has undertaken in this entire investigation.”
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