“We have just witnessed the unprecedented politicization and weaponization of every federal agency under President Obama, and the worst ever of the Department of Justice and the FBI.”

So says Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor who worked at the DOJ for ten years, in three federal districts under nine U.S. attorneys who were appointed by Presidents of both parties. She’s been lead counsel in over 500 federal appeals. Along with her impressive resume, she’s the author of “LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption In The Department Of Justice.”

I recommend her book highly, but if you don’t have the time or inclination to get into that level of detail, at least watch her interview with Mark Levin from Sunday’s LIFE, LIBERTY & LEVIN. In fact, I’d say it’s a must-see for important background on the special counsel investigation of President Trump.

The focus here isn’t so much on Robert Mueller as it is on the history of his longtime right-hand man, notorious “pit bull” Andrew Weissmann. Powell calls him “the poster boy for prosecutorial misconduct,” and for good reason. She’s intimately familiar with what was going on back in the days of the Enron task force, when then-FBI Director Mueller recruited then-deputy Director Weissmann to be the lead prosecutor on the Enron case. Weissmann went after accounting firm Arthur Andersen, the auditors and financial advisers to Enron, and indicted them for “destroying evidence.” Powell says that in order to do this, they had to essentially create a crime by combining two separate statutes. Since an auditing firm under indictment can’t work for publicly traded companies, they were through, and 85,000 people lost their jobs.

According to Powell, Mueller was perfectly aware of all this, because Weissmann reported to him.

When the case finally got to the Supreme Court, Justice William Rehnquist wrote the opinion for the 9-0 decision to overturn the conviction, saying (as paraphrased by Powell) that it was shocking how little criminal culpability the jury instructions had required and that Arthur Andersen had not committed a crime. But by then, it was all over for Arthur Andersen.

Nothing happened to Weissmann, who went on to become the director of the Enron task force. Before that, he had already turned his sights on Merrill Lynch. (Powell defended one of the four executives targeted in that case whose lives, she says, were ruined, even though almost all of the counts against them were eventually reversed.) She says Weissmann made an example of Arthur Andersen to send a message to other companies that they’d better cooperate or else.

The point of bringing these things up is to give an idea of just what President Trump is dealing with now. The four Merrill Lynch executives were treated similarly to the way Paul Manafort (currently in solitary) is being treated now. To cite just one example, Weissmann had the youngest of them (who later was completely exonerated) sent to a maximum security federal transfer facility, with the worst violent offenders, apparently to break him. He was separated from his two young children and family for eight months.

Powell says her own client in the case was convicted on two counts, perjury and obstruction of justice, for testifying about “his personal understanding” of a telephone call he wasn’t even on. Weissmann had instructed him to share his understanding with the grand jury “whether it was accurate or not.” How can any prosecutor determine that someone is lying about his own understanding of something? Yet this is what was done, and Weissmann, of course, decided he was lying. 

And this is why President Trump cannot meet with the special counsel, no way, no how. 

Mueller’s choice for second-in-command on the special counsel was Weissmann, but then, he’s brought Weissmann along with him wherever he went for the past two decades. Since he has to have known the kind of activities Weissmann is famous for, what does this tell us about Mueller?

We know now that the whole investigation of Trump was built on a false premise and that the FBI, and later the special counsel, knew this but continued letting a false narrative cloud his Presidency anyway. In fact, Andrew McCarthy has a great column explaining why the Roger Stone indictment inadvertently tells us this.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/roger-stone-indictment-underscores-no-trump-russia-conspiracy/

The ultimate purpose of the special counsel, Powell says, is to write a report designed to destroy Trump. She’s seen the tactics they use, which shouldn’t be part of the American system of justice. Weissmann and his pals are obviously well practiced in destroying people and enjoy their work immensely. We truly are in banana republic territory here.

https://www.foxnews.com/shows/life-liberty-levin

 

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  • ARTHUR J. JACOBS SR.

    03/01/2019 10:09 AM

    IT IS A SHAME , THAT SO MANY PEOPLE DO NOT FOLLOW AS CLOSELY AND AS REGULARLY ,
    ( DAILY ) , MAYBE EVEN HOURLY ALL THE CRIMES LEADING TO OTHER CRIMES AND INFORMATION THAT IS NECESSARY TO MAKE INTELLIGENT DECSIONS AND JUDGEMENTS AND WHICH LEAD MANY ASTRAY , BUT IF THEY HAD A SOUND BACKGROUND IN THE PROCEEDINGS AND WHICH OUR SOCIETY HAS BEEN EDUCATED BY THE LOCAL SMALLTOWN TO BECOME THE SUPPORTERS OF CRIME INSTEAD OF THE RIGHTEOUS FOLLOWING GOD EVERY DAY ! THE BIBLE HAS MANY ANSWERS ! WE JUST HOPEFULLY CAN TURN OUR NATION AROUND
    TO FOLLOW UNSELFISH LIVES , THE ONLY HOPE FOR AMERICA !

  • Al Emmertson

    02/21/2019 02:50 PM

    The old joke is "The patients have taken over the asylum." The new joke is "The crooks have taken over the DOJ."

  • Robert Taylor

    01/31/2019 10:28 AM

    I'm very afraid of where this country is heading!!!

  • Kathleen Molloy

    01/30/2019 11:59 AM

    Dear Rev. Huckabee, my husband and I always watch your show and love it! We love Sarah, too!
    In regard to Mueller, we hard working American taxpayers should be outraged not only at the injustice of this all, but the extraordinary expense of this bogus investigation of Trump! When are we going to see Obama, Hillary, Susan Rice, Clapper, Comey, and others investigated for their lies and corruption!? Do we have to revolt, March on the FBI building, the DOJ, to show them that see what they are doing. When is this double standard, corrupt justice system going to be called out for their crimes?

  • Beverly Tischler

    01/30/2019 09:20 AM

    I believe that Mueller's plot against President Trump has some similarities to the plot against Daniel in the Old Testament book of Daniel, chapter 6. Human nature has not changed over the centuries.

  • Kim Yochum

    01/29/2019 01:36 PM

    Yet nothing ever happens to these people. Who can go after Mueller and Company? Somebody should. As a tax payer I would love to see them gone and in jail. Msybe the taxpayers should sue them?

  • Eleanor M Mroz

    01/29/2019 08:13 AM

    This has to be stopped! We are living in a Republic not under communism.

  • Bonnie Hopkins

    01/29/2019 07:54 AM

    McCartyism of the 1950s is the Mueller of today. “The Red Scare” covers all the strategies and this history is repeating itself. Your interview brought all the horror back to me. Stop it the way Eisenhower did,please.

  • M Joan McPherson

    01/29/2019 07:46 AM

    My husband & tape ALL of your shows! We also subscribe to your TV through our Roko. You have the best and most informative guests and we are SO grateful for the sanity you bring to our lives in this insane America!

  • Joan King

    01/28/2019 10:31 PM

    Love your show. Love the format of talking one on one. I live in California and I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the hour of common sense, truth and sanity

  • Anne Smith

    01/28/2019 09:13 PM

    That was a great show and I believe it will show again on Saturday. Not sure the time. My question is why hasnt someone anyone told the real story except fox news

  • Michael Emmer

    01/28/2019 09:07 PM

    Mueller, Weissman, Comey and all their criminal DOJ deep state buddies should spend the rest of their days in solitary confinement

  • Kathleen Hill Derusha

    01/28/2019 08:42 PM

    Interview with Mark Levin is a Must Watch...an absolute must watch. One of the more shocking things said was that Paul Manaford is still being held in solitary confinement (which will drive most crazy) for non-violent charges. This is absolutely insane...I could not sleep the whole night after watching the crookedness of the people on this "Special Counsel."

  • Linda Bruton

    01/28/2019 06:00 PM

    How do we stop and expose them

  • David B Callbeck

    01/28/2019 05:15 PM

    How can this be brought to the attention of more Americans since no democrats that I know watch Mark Levin or for matter most of the public. Not sure what his ratings are. In any case Wiesman should be held accountable for his obvious misconducts.

  • Debbie Jackson

    01/28/2019 04:36 PM

    Great Sunday Evening episode!

  • Denise Quigley

    01/28/2019 03:20 PM

    It sounds like Russia and China along with the rest of the Communist countries on earth. I fear for our country.

  • Reynold Waterhouse

    01/28/2019 02:54 PM

    The entire special counsil is Illetitamate at the start . According to all rules of apointing a special counsil appointments and ethics . Rod Rosensteine wrote a letter recomendind the dismissle of Jame Comney to President Trump . Now wheather or not the President acted on Rosensteines letter is ilrelovant . The clear facts are Comney has overstepped his athority and has caused many things to cause for his emeedeit firing . Then Rosensteine appoints an illegitament special counsil and long time comfedont Bob Mueller . Now as for Mueller pit bull Wiesman That man should be diss barred and every verdict overturned He his self should have the experience of having swat do a dawn raid on his home and all of hie assets frozen and put into solidary confinement fo 90 days .

  • Anita guttenberger

    01/28/2019 02:50 PM

    How can this charade of justice ever be stopped?

  • Elizabeth Gosbee

    01/28/2019 02:44 PM

    What and how will we ever get rid of Mueller and Wisenman. This is about the most crooked investigation I have ever heard of in my life time.They are there to just get Trump out of office and they will pull ever illegal trick they can.

  • Paula Fortner

    01/28/2019 02:38 PM

    I think every Republican knows what Mueller is, a enemy to America, because Mueller could not prove Trump had anything in connection with Russia. So he has went after everyone who supported Trump threatening them and their family sounds like Hitler himself. I don’t understand how Mueller can go beyond the Russia probe. Also I think Trumps family will be next, my opinion is Mueller needs to be fired and investigated, can’t understand why this has happened.

  • Jon Park

    01/28/2019 01:22 PM

    Thank you for doing this. This needs to be broadcast far and wide. I'll buy your book

  • gilbert gandara

    01/28/2019 01:15 PM

    When is the Gov't stop all this injustice and corruption

  • Carol Silicz

    01/28/2019 12:59 PM

    I lived in the era of the fear of communism. We thought it was put behind us but it appears to me, in fact, that it wormed its way in unnoticed. I support President Trump wholeheartedly as I see now that he has observed the takeover via the Democratic party. It will take a huge number of Democrats to unseat and clean out the swamp of folks who have destroyed their party. Is there even one GOOD Democrat with the ability to do that?

  • Robert Knoop

    01/28/2019 12:51 PM

    Reading her book now. Any suggestions on what I as a Trump supporter can do to help him fight this bogus investigation ?