By Jon Dougherty
Anyone who still believes that former special counsel Robert Mueller is a stand-up, honest guy who truly wanted justice to prevail in his BS “investigation” of POTUS Donald Trump and “Russian collusion” will have to explain why we keep finding stellar examples of his rank anti-Trump partisanship.
Like, for instance, the fact that he and his team of Democrat-donating prosecutors led by that hack, Andrew Weissman, have altered source information used in the probe to make the president and his teamÂ appear guilty.
House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes, who has been all over the corruption surrounding the “Spygate” operation launched by the Obama regime to depose POTUS Trump, is crying foul — and “fraud” — after the discovery of altered source information regarding the president’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and presidential lawyer John Dowd.
Fox News reports that Nunes, California Republican, is seeking the release of â€œall backup and source informationâ€ for the Mueller report after aÂ newly released transcriptÂ of former Trump lawyer Dowd’s voicemail message included content that did not appear in a version which was made part of theÂ special counsel’sÂ Russia investigationÂ findings.
â€œItâ€™s all a fraud,â€ Nunes wrote on Twitter, referring to the Mueller report, to which theÂ CaliforniaÂ Republican referred using the hashtag #muellerdossier.
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) June 1, 2019
Fox News noted further:
Nunes,Â ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee,Â was reacting to the release of a voicemail message that John Dowd, a former lawyer for President Trump, had left for a lawyer representing former national security adviser Michael Flynn, in which Dowd asks for a â€œheads upâ€ if Flynn planned to say anything damaging about Trump to Muellerâ€™s team.
Nunes retweeted a side-by-side comparison of the Dowd transcript text and the Mueller report text, suggesting that the Mueller report did not disclose the full Dowd message. The Mueller had redacted the part of the voicemail where Dowd said he wanted the heads up â€œnot only for the president but for the countryâ€ and that he wasnâ€™t asking for â€œany confidential information.â€
Dowd said, according to the transcript, â€œI understand that you canâ€™t join the joint defense; so thatâ€™s one thing. If, on the other hand, we have, thereâ€™s information that â€¦ implicates the president, then weâ€™ve got a national security issue, or maybe a national security issue, I donâ€™t know â€¦ some issue, we got to â€” we got to deal with, not only for the president, but for the country. So â€¦ uh â€¦ you know, then-then, you know, we need some kind of heads-up.â€Â The phone call took place in November 2017.
Federal prosecutors released theÂ transcriptÂ in a court filing.
Meanwhile, Flynn, who pleaded guilty last year to lying to federal investigators about contacts with Russians, is currently awaiting sentencing — which has been delayed a number of times now. He said the call was an effort to obstruct his cooperation withÂ Muellerâ€™s team.
Dowd called that claim ridiculous. “This is clearly a baseless, political document designed to smear and damage the reputation of counsel and innocent people,” he said in a statement Friday.
This comes as several other investigations into the origins of how the Russian collusion probe began during the Obama administration — and when — are underway.
As for this particular tactic of tainting/changing/altering evidence, this has Weissman’s fingerprints all over it. Notes former federal prosecutor Sydney Powell, author of the bestseller, “License to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice,” Weissman is more of a hack than he is a prosecutor.
She wrote inÂ The Hill in 2017:
Much has been written about the prosecutorial prowess of Robert Muellerâ€™s team assembled to investigate allegations of Russiaâ€™s involvement in the Trump campaign. Little has been said of the danger of prosecutorial overreach and theÂ trueÂ historyÂ of Muellerâ€™s lead prosecutor. …
Mueller tapped a different sort of prosecutor to lead his investigationÂ â€”Â his long-time friend and former counsel, Andrew Weissmann. He is not just a â€œtoughâ€ prosecutor.Â Time after time,Â courts have reversedÂ Weissmannâ€™s most touted â€œvictoriesâ€ for his tactics. This is hardly the stuff of a hero in the law.
Weissmann, as deputy and later director of the Enron Task Force,Â destroyedÂ the venerable accounting firm of Arthur Andersen LLP and its 85,000 jobs worldwide â€” only to beÂ reversedÂ several years later by aÂ unanimous Supreme Court.
Next, Weissmann creatively criminalized a business transaction between Merrill Lynch and Enron. Four Merrill executives went to prison for as long as a year. Weissmannâ€™s team made sure theyÂ did not even get bail pending their appeals, even though the charges Weissmann concocted, like those against Andersen, were literally unprecedented.
Weissmannâ€™sÂ prosecutionÂ devastated the lives and families of the Merrill executives, causing enormous defense costs, unimaginable stress and torturous prison time. The 5th Circuit Court of AppealsÂ reversed the massÂ of the case.
WeissmannÂ quietly resignedÂ from the Enron Task Force just as the judge in theÂ Enron BroadbandÂ prosecution began excoriating Weissmannâ€™s team and the press beganÂ catching onÂ toÂ Weissmannâ€™s modus operandi.
Mueller knows this history.Â
Mueller a stand-up, law-and-order guy? Who picked a lead prosecutor with a well-established history of screwing people over just to win convictions, even if it means changing/fabricating evidence?
Sure. And we’ve got oceanfront property in Wyoming to sell you.
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