Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Thursday was like last Friday, another one of those 5 news cycle days…
– Congressional criminal referrals against McCabe, Comey, Lynch and the Pantsuit Princess;
– The James Comey teen angst tour continues;
– The DOJ Inspector General issues a criminal referral on McCabe;
– Trump hires Rudy Giuliani to “help negotiate an end to the Mueller investigation,” according to Rudy;
– DOJ releases the vaunted “Comey memos” to congress, they immediately leak to the press.
..and that all happened by 5:15 Eastern Time. Holy cow.
The Campaign Update covered both the Congressional and IG criminal referrals here and here, and we are sick to freakin’ death of talking about the drama queen ex-FBI Director’s teen angst tour, so let’s focus on those last two items this morning, because they are very crucial in everything that is going on.
First, the release of the Comey memos, those precious little tomes that the preening then-FBI Director claims he felt a pressing need to write in order to memorialize this interactions with the new President of the United States. If you want to read them, just go Google “Comey memos” and trust me, you’ll get several million hits – the things are all over the place this morning, after having been held back by a stonewalling FBI and DOJ for the last year.
Here is the crucial thing to remember about these memos as you read them: Both Comey and the oily Rod Rosenstein admit that what is in these memos formed Rosenstein’s justification for appointing Robert Mueller as Special Counsel. Both of them have not only admitted this, they both have done so under oath in testimony before congressional committees.
Here is why that is important: There is literally nothing in these memos that indicates even a smidgen of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump. No indication – by Comey’s own admission – of obstruction of justice and no indication of any “collusion” with anyone from Russia. No indication of any corruption, obstruction or unethical behavior by Mr. Trump whatsoever.
Congressman Trey Gowdy – himself a former prosecutor – as Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has been aware of what the memos contain for many months now, and he has spent those many months telling anyone who asked that the memos not only do not damage President Trump, they would actually be used as “Exhibit A by the defense” to clear Trump of any wrongdoing. It turns out that Congressman Gowdy was 100% correct in that assessment.
What these memos do show beyond any doubt at all is that Rosenstein, as the man who appointed Mueller, has perpetrated one of the most massive frauds on the American public in history, and that Comey and Mueller have been accessories to that fraud. In a just world, Rosenstein would be fired before this day is out, and a special counsel would be assigned to prosecute them for all the perjuries and other crimes they have committed in this endeavor.
But obviously it is not a just world, so Rosenstein will be allowed to slither on through his daily duties of absolutely refusing to supervise Mueller in any way, Comey will be allowed to continue his teen angst book tour, and Mueller will be allowed to continue his assault on the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th amendments to the Constitution.
Well, until, that is, Rudy Giuliani – America’s Mayor! – rides in on his white horse and “negotiates an end to the Mueller investigation,” as he put it himself. If your initial reaction to that bit of news is to think, “What the hell? Why should President Trump have to negotiate anything in this situation?”, well, join the crowd.
But here we are. Rosenstein refuses to do his job, Mueller’s sitting there holding such a huge bag of nothing that many in the anti-Trump media speculated that he conducted his jack-booted raid on Michael Cohen in a desperate effort to get Trump to fire him, and the President is understandably quite anxious to put an end to the massive fraud that has thus far haunted his entire presidency.
The things to remember about Giuliani that are very pertinent to this matter are:
- He’s a former U.S. Attorney himself, and knows how the processes within DOJ work;
- He’s extremely adept at exercising leverage to get the things he wants to do done, which is what made him such an extremely successful mayor of New York City;
- Perhaps most importantly, he has direct knowledge of evidence of criminal conduct by Hillary Clinton that was buried by Clinton cronies at the New York P0lice Department and New York City FBI Field Office. Think 600,000 Clinton emails showing up on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
So he has tons of leverage to exercise in a negotiation with Mueller, whose “investigation” is as much about protecting the Pantsuit Princess and his best buddy Comey as it is about anything else. Mueller desperately wants to save face by snagging an interview with the President before closing up his shop, something the President should avoid at all costs, given that any interview with Mueller would be set up solely to try to catch Mr. Trump in some perjury trap.
Giuliani’s job will be to convince Mueller it is in his interests to let the thought of any interview with the President go. Can’t think of anyone better to take on this assignment.
Just another day in Rod Rosenstein needs firing America.
That is all.
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