Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post
condemning President Trump’s commutation of the sentence of Roger Stone.
We made every decision in Stone’s case, as in all our cases, based solely on the facts and the law and in accordance with the rule of law. The women and men who conducted these investigations and prosecutions acted with the highest integrity. Claims to the contrary are false.
Mueller must live in some alternate reality. Since we know that Mueller’s team didn’t uncover the lies used against Carter Page or Michael Flynn – and some of them actually were the ones who lied – how can anyone believe that the Stone prosecution was more honest? Why are we supposed to accept that no evidence in favor of Stone has been withheld, no accusations are known to be false?
Only after Inspector General Horowitz investigated the FBI handling of a “counter intelligence” surveillance into the Trump campaign, did we learn that
the investigation into Carter Page was based on a bogus & even falsified FISA application. At least some at the FBI knew Page actually reported to the CIA & one
agent stands charged with lying in the FISA application.
Only a deeper investigation by the DOJ – after the Mueller and Inspector General investigations – discovered documents
revealing communication between FBI agents that had been withheld from the Michael Flynn defense team, the court, and the Senate.
Texts, emails and handwritten notes indicate that Michael Flynn was set up. Even after his initial investigation was about to be closed it was reopened by Strzok, Comey, others on “the seventh floor.” Former President Obama
and Vice President Biden
directed at least some of the later investigation, at a January 5, 2017 meeting
. Texts show the “302” report of the Flynn meeting w/Stzrok was rewritten by Stzrok & Page. It appears from defense attorney letters that Flynn was coerced into pleading guilty to protect his son from similar harassment.
Mueller missed all of this, yet we’re supposed to care about his comments about ethics or trust his investigators?
The Mueller investigation and charges and even the whole FBI surveillance of the Trump Campaign reminds me of 1995/96 when I was foreman on a Federal District Grand Jury in San Antonio during Bill Clinton’s impeachment hearings for perjury & obstruction of justice. Many times, when I swore in a witness, some jury members and even the witness would laugh. “Nothing but the truth.”
Integrity? Laugh or cry.