Did Robert Mueller Withhold Exculpatory Evidence?

Did Robert Mueller Withhold Exculpatory Evidence?

Did Robert Mueller Withhold Exculpatory Evidence?

Twitter is a cesspool—at least one major pundit has ditched the platform in recent days over its unabashed censorship of conservative voices—but sometimes you’ve gotta wade into the muck to find nuggets of breaking information you might not otherwise find. Nuggets about Robert Mueller.

While Mueller—Russia Collusion Investigator Extraordinaire—is busy slapping process crimes on anyone and everyone he can with any connection whatsoever to President Donald Trump, according to Real Clear Investigations, he might need to charge himself with obstruction.

In their article’s third and fourth paragraphs, RCI reveals this bit of information with regard to the plea deal arranged between the special counsel and Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and secret-recording aficionado:

The nine-page charging document filed with the plea deal suggests that the special counsel is using the Moscow tower talks to connect Trump to Russia. But congressional investigators with House and Senate committees leading inquiries on the Russia question told RealClearInvestigations that it looks like Mueller withheld from the court details that would exonerate the president. They made this assessment in light of the charging document, known as a statement of “criminal information” (filed in lieu of an indictment when a defendant agrees to plead guilty); a fuller accounting of Cohen’s emails and text messages that Capitol Hill sources have seen; and the still-secret transcripts of closed-door testimony provided by a business associate of Cohen.

On page 7 of the statement of criminal information filed against Cohen, which is separate from but related to the plea agreement, Mueller mentions that Cohen tried to email Russian President Vladimir Putin’s office on Jan. 14, 2016, and again on Jan. 16, 2016. But Mueller, who personally signed the document, omitted the fact that Cohen did not have any direct points of contact at the Kremlin, and had resorted to sending the emails to a general press mailbox. Sources who have seen these additional emails point out that this omitted information undercuts the idea of a “back channel” and thus the special counsel’s collusion case. [emphasis added]

Oh, I see. Someone might want to alert Jerome Corsi, though something tells me he already knows.

Now, withholding exculpatory evidence, if in fact Mueller and his team of “13 Angry Democrats” did this, sounds eerily like the accusations that Obama’s DoJ withheld pertinent, and exculpatory, information from the FISA court as it worked to attain surveillance warrants on Obama’s political foe: the very same man who’s now the target of Mueller’s investigation.

But there’s more: in case you missed it, last week a story broke that described an FBI raid on the home of a known whistleblower who reportedly had information regarding the Clinton Foundation, Uranium One, and Robert Mueller’s failure to investigate “criminal activity” involved in the deal. Except…the whistleblower had already shared his information with Congressional investigators:

And the raid apparently violated his whistleblower protections. So much for the law. Unfortunately, Hannity’s follow-up on the Clinton whistleblower—reportedly there’s more than one—was pre-empted last evening, but for good reason.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve believed all along that this entire WITCH HUNT—and that’s what it is— directed at Donald Trump, his family, and anyone remotely tied to any of them, is and has always been about Democrats regaining power and extracting from the White House President Trump, a man beholden to no one and who’s doing what he can to upset their apple cart. And I’d say the 24/7 chants about the Evils of Everything Trump spewed by the majority of what passes for journalists these days did just that: the Democrats regained the House—or did they? Shenanigans in California, anyone?…

…many governorships, and a number of other important seats. So next up: 2020. And that’s the second goal of this destructive “investigation:” retake the White House by painting President Trump with as much RUSSIA!! innuendo as possible via the Mueller Report, because the Trump presidency is just a “bump in the road.”

Meanwhile, only time will tell where this Clinton whistleblower(s) thread is leading, or if it will ever fully unravel. I mean, why would the FBI raid the home of a known whistleblower and confiscate documents he’d apparently already shared with investigators? Was he withholding some? And if so, why not just ask him to hand them over given his role as a known whistleblower? And was the judge granting the search warrant informed that the target was a whistleblower? Or was this yet another incident of withholding pertinent information to attain a court order?

And is John Huber, due to chat with Congress this Wednesday, onto something…?

Could the investigation end up right where it all began: back in the laps of the Creepy Clintons?

Maybe…but I have my doubts, given the Good ‘Ol Boy power structure that’s so entrenched in D.C. But in a just world, the true conspiracists would be perp-walked to the nearest federal pen, and Robert Mueller, if the allegations against him are accurate, would be charged with a process crime (wouldn’t that be ironic?), spend two weeks in prison, and then work a minimum wage job at the local Beer and Brats.

And now I’m off to pressure-wash the Twitter stench from my hip waders. Jack is a jerk.

 

Feature Image Credit: Medill DC [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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4 Comments
  • Johnny says:

    Unfortunately, Sideshow Bob is a prosecutor, not an investigator.
    He can (and will) focus only on those “facts” that support his goal of taking down President Trump.
    His report, even if it does not have anything worthy of pursuing, will be couched in the most negative way possible and will deliberately avoid including any evidence that might help the President in any way.
    It’s what he does.

  • Phil Wilson says:

    If exculpatory evidence is withheld regarding Trump, that wouldn’t be a crime unless Trump were being tried for something, would it? If exculpatory evidence for Cohen was withheld, that would be different. Not that I doubt Mueller’s team is dirty and has bad intentions, but this doesn’t sound like a smoking gun to me.

  • GWB says:

    an FBI raid on the home of a known whistleblower who reportedly had information regarding the Clinton Foundation
    One thing Nobody mentions: he turned over copies of the evidence, that was evidently classified, but still had copies he could give to the FBI.
    I’m not very knowledgeable in whistleblower protections, but keeping classified info in your home is generally a no-no. So it’s possible he gave the FBI a good excuse to raid his home.

    Mueller is still on a fishing expedition, which would be a civil rights lawsuit in just about any other circumstance.

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