Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Tired of all this Winning yet? – There has been much cause for optimism lately as Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his evil band of Clinton/Obama hacks have repeatedly run into trouble when their cases must finally be heard in federal court.
Mueller’s people most famously had to endure a lecture from Federal Judge T.S. Ellis on May 4 when the judge lambasted them for basically lying to the court in an effort to claim their case against former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort has anything to do with the Special Counsel’s charge to investigate the Democrat/Media-constructed Russia Collusion fantasy. Their day before Judge Ellis became even worse when he demanded that they produce the memos from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that laid out the scope of their investigation, and do so by this coming Friday. The oily Mr. Rosenstein has fought tooth and nail to keep those memos confidential, on the specious grounds that they contain “classified” information. Oops.
The Mueller team had another major stumble in court the very next day, when Federal Judge Dabney Friedrich denied their motion for a delay in their absurd case against the Russian firm Concord Management. Concord is one of the 13 Russian entities that Mueller and his evil minions indicted back in February in a transparently dishonest effort to show their investigation has at least some tenuous connection to the whole Russia Collusion fantasy play.
To make matters even more Keystone Cop-ish, one of the Concord-related companies indicted by Mueller’s band of aspiring circus clowns, Concord Catering, did not even exist at the time the Mueller team claims it was engaged in social media shenanigans. Oops.
The catch in issuing those indictments, of course, was that the Mueller minions never expected to have to prosecute any of their specious charges, because they assumed none of the accused would actually show up in a U.S. court voluntarily. But Concord showed up, demanded the Court enforce their constitutional right to a speedy trial, and Judge Friedrich ordered the case to move forward. Oops.
Mueller’s case against former Trump National Security Advisor General Mike Flynn is also hanging on by a thread at this point. It has become increasingly obvious over the six months since Flynn entered his guilty plea to lying to the FBI that Mueller’s evil minions withheld exculpatory evidence that would likely clear Flynn of the charge. The tide in this case began to turn when it was taken over by Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is well-known for his disdain for prosecutors who mislead the court. Oops.
The developments in all three of these cases clearly demonstrate the utterly dishonest nature of the Mueller “investigation.” Mueller’s operation is not an “investigation” at all: It is in fact the witch hunt that President Trump has repeatedly alleged it to be. Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Mueller’s baseless appointment by Rosenstein, and in all that time Mueller and his ever-expanding team of witch-hunters have uncovered exactly zero evidence that anyone in the Trump Campaign or transition team colluded with any Russian to influence the 2016 election outcome.
The series of court setbacks are all very encouraging for those non-Democrats and non-fake journalists who have realized all along what a sham the entire Mueller enterprise has been. But we all need to take a little breath here and realize that all of these encouraging developments have come about largely due to the luck of the draw. The fact is that to this point, Mueller has suffered some very bad luck in terms of the judges who have been assigned to his cases.
Although a Clinton appointee to the federal bench, Judge Sullivan has long been well-known as a judge who forces both sides to adhere firmly to the rules of evidence and repect for the process. The case against General Flynn appeared to be a done deal under the original judge assigned to the case, Rudolph Contreras, an Obama appointee to the federal bench. Contreras was forced to recuse himself from the case in early December when it was publicly revealed that his is a FISA judge who likely signed off on one of the FISA warrants that gave the FBI authority to spy on the Trump Campaign in 2016. Contreras had no problem allowing Mueller to just do as he pleased.
Judge Ellis is a Reagan appointee. Judge Friedrich is a Trump appointee. Both judges have, inconveniently for Mueller and his evil minions, actually read the Constitution and hold a healthy respect for it. Had Mueller drawn Obama appointees in the Concord or Manafort cases, he’d likely not be having any problems in either case.
It’s key to note that judges are assigned to these cases on a random draw basis. Thus, to this point, Mueller has been extremely unlucky, given that there are more Clinton and Obama appointees populating the Virginia and Washington, DC federal bench – where Mueller’s grand juries are convened – than there are Reagan, Bush and Trump appointees.
We can’t count on that luck to continue. At some point Mueller will draw an Obama judge, and any notion of due process and constitutional protections for the defense will fly right out the window. Just something to think about as this mess keeps moving ahead.
Just another day in let’s hope Mueller’s bad luck continues America.
That is all.
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