May 30, 2019
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I said in my first-take on Robert Mueller’s appalling public statement that I was not a legal expert, so it was just my research on this subject and my experience in dealing with ruthless political hacks that led me to conclude it was a shameless and desperate attempt to throw red meat to the impeachment-crazed Democrats on his way out the door and muddy the waters to take the focus off the corruption in his own agency.

 

Well, as expected, Jerry Nadler and other Democrats scurried straight to the nearest TV cameras to rail about this new proof of Trump’s many (but still unnamed) “crimes.” They conveniently ignored the comments already appearing from people who do have legal and prosecutorial backgrounds, slamming Mueller’s last minute Hail Mary bomb throw.

 

There are many such articles appearing, and I’ll point to more later, but for now, let's start with Sean Davis’ piece at the Federalist.  He lays out the myriad ways in which Mueller’s statement violated both laws of conduct for prosecutors and his own agency’s regulations, contradicted his own report, and turned the basic American right of presumption of innocence on its head.  In case you think he’s just being a Trump partisan, he describes Mueller as having become a Mini-Me clone of James Comey, who pulled the same unethical abuse of power on Hillary Clinton by declining to prosecute while still leaving a big cloud of suspicion over her head. 


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You see, in America, it's not up to the target of an investigation to prove that he or she did not commit a crime, nor is it the place of a prosecutor to publicly imply that someone should have been charged with a crime even though the investigation unearthed no evidence.  Presumption of innocence means that if the investigator can't find enough evidence to take to a grand jury, get an indictment and convince a jury to convict, then he folds his tent, shuts up and goes away, and that person is considered innocent.  The prosecutor doesn't call a press conference to declare that person is "probably guilty, but we just couldn't quite prove it" or "would've been found guilty if only I had brought charges." 

 

Davis' conclusion: "Mueller’s performance made it clear for all to see that what he ran for the last two years wasn’t an independent investigation pursuant to the rule of law so much as an inquisition motivated by political animus."  And - oh goody! - now it will be probably used as the basis of impeachment hearings in the House that are exactly the same thing.

 

Davis also includes comments from former FBI supervisors and federal prosecutors who immediately began flooding him with outraged calls and emails.  One ex-prosecutor said that if he had ever pulled anything like what Mueller just did, he would have been “crucified.” 

 

Read the full piece at the link below and brace yourself.  The impeachment-mad Democrats think they’ve tasted blood and are howling for more.  They’ve yet to realize that if they give in to their ugly partisan impulses, the political bleeding they cause will be their own. 

 

https://thefederalist.com/2019/05/29/mueller-just-proved-his-entire-operation-was-a-political-hit-job-that-trampled-the-rule-of-law/

 

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  • Cheryl Rex Mariner

    05/30/2019 11:19 AM

    Just when I am feeling slightly sorry for Mueller and the position he is in BOOM .. he proves he is biased. The united states is going to have to rethink what kind of government they would like to have because what we have is not going to work. Trump has done an amazing job getting anything done with the current theatrics and ridiculous politics taking place in Washington. Maybe it would be better if we divided the USA right down the middle. Send the democrats west and let them go be communists or socialists, whatever it is they want.. put up a BIG WALL so they can never come back. In the East we be law abiding citizens honoring the work of our forefathers. We become one Nation under God!! as it was intended. We eliminate legal murder and become a nation that helps one another. Again. I don't even want those kind of people existing in my country, I would like them to go somewhere else. Those kind of people meaning democrats that only want to spend others money, most refuse to work and only want what is free for them. Most do not believe in god, have no morals or manners for that matter. Forget the Civil war, lets go build the wall and let the Republicans become the East America of Integrity, honor, and Honesty.

  • JaNae Obenauer

    05/30/2019 11:18 AM

    Perchance he could be sanctioned by the American Bar for ethics and breach of fiduciary duties. Also, a possibility of treason and excessive bias. we can only live in hope. Bitter man.

  • Beverly Nolan

    05/30/2019 11:08 AM

    We watched Mueller's statement yesterday in almost giddy anticipation of this whole Russia charade being put to rest and the political spectrum realigning into a team spirit of "We may be adversaries but we have the same vision of safety, sovereignty and prosperity for our Country". Nope! Thanks to Mueller's expose' giving more fuel to the fire of dissension in Washington, we will continue to be dragged down the path of self destruction. Don't think Russia and China aren't watching.

  • Debra L Phillips

    05/30/2019 11:02 AM

    I agree with ever word you are saying! If they can get away with this witch hunt, not one American will be free, ever again. Liars and Thieves will rule!

  • Allen M Swatsworth

    05/30/2019 11:02 AM

    Governor, As with most of America I watched with horror as Mr. Muller all but said the President was guilty of obstruction but he was unable to charge him due to an OLC reading on charging a sitting president. I have two questions. First, was this OLC reading in effect when Mr. Ken Star indicated that President Clinton was guilty not once but eleven times. Second and this may be my opinion, after Mr. Muller said that the OLC reading was why he could not charge President Trump there was a long pause. He then said "That is unconstitutional." What was his meaning of that. I find two possibilities. First, he could have meant that charging the President would be unconstitutional or secondly the OLC reading is unconstitutional in his opinion. I realize you and your team are not lawyers and want the truth but this has confused me ever since I heard him say this. Could you please pose this situation to some of your lawyer friends.

    Thank you and bless you for your continuing truth in your newsletters.

  • Beverly Tischler

    05/30/2019 10:57 AM

    It is incredibly sad to see what the Democrats, including Mueller in ship's clothing, are doing to our country. Democrats are terrified that the Obama administration corruption will be exposed for all to see, hence, they and the supporting media are desperately trying to destroy President Trump.

  • Captain Gary Prifti

    05/30/2019 10:56 AM

    In reality we should impeach the idiots in congress that still haven’t accepted the results of the election. And don’t even have a clue how this process works and constantly ignore the results from their own results muller fact Finding investigation... from their party that is not even serving there constituents ..losers period

  • James Eastman

    05/30/2019 10:51 AM

    Can a case for obstruction of justice be brought against Mueller for allowing his investigation to linger for two years after he knew there was no collusion?

  • Sherry Purvis

    05/30/2019 10:48 AM

    Is there no end to this madness. Why isn't anyone being charged for the actual collusion and obstruction that the Democrats have tried to pin on Trump...When, if ever, will we see justice done....the Democrats have gotten away with crimes over and over again....

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    05/30/2019 10:48 AM

    I can only hope the Democrats will self destruct. What Mueller has done is unconscionable. I was sickened by how quickly the Dems sprang, fangs dripping, to pronounce our President's political demise. There must not be a decent person in the Democratic party, because their mindless, rabid persecution of a successful President appears to be a Herculean effort to keep their crimes from being exposed.

  • Beverly Austin

    05/30/2019 10:46 AM

    Woulda, coulda, shoulda! I’m an artist not an attorney, but this all looks like bad creativity instead of good law to me.

  • Mary Lehman

    05/30/2019 10:42 AM

    Great article. Hoping Mueller unintentionally did more to help Trump than hurt him. ...The roaches are crawling out from under their rocks. Can't wait for Barr to take action.

  • Marshall Suttles

    05/30/2019 10:40 AM

    One of our greatest freedoms is the freedom of speech. I can say about anything I want to, but if I do anything illegal about some or the things I speak about, I'm likely to be in big trouble! Based on what I know, President Trump only talked in frustration about the "never Trumpers" Witch hunt. I likely could not have been so constrained!

    My conclusion about this whole "Blue Coup" has become very clear: Do whatever it takes to keep Trump out of the White House! Or, whatever it takes to force him out of the White House! Or, Investigate him till the mid-term elections to take over congress to impeach him out of the White House! Or, investigate his entire life and threaten impeachment to throw him out of the White House in 2020. These scoundrels likely have further plans for after 2020!

    I loved your analogy of kids not finding Easter eggs at Easter, and still hunting them on the 4th of July! That's the Demorats!!

  • Sandy Monen

    05/30/2019 10:39 AM

    Thanks so much for your well-thought-out piece on Mueller. I agree totally and still can't believe that so many democrats can't see through this farce. It will be OK, though because they are shooting themselves in the foot and too blinded by hate to see it.

  • Maria G Hufty

    05/30/2019 10:37 AM

    Mueller spent 2yrs on a politically motivated criminal investigation, spent $$$$ and did NOT have enough evidence to even refer the matter to the Grand Jury, or charge him with a crime. So by issuing his findings the case is closed. He's being unethical to go behind that now. Just goes to show you who he is/was working for and his motivation, he was not impartial and neither were his assistants, they were all supporters of Hillary. This really stinks, it's about time these elected officials stop this nonsense and do the work they were elected to do, not go on another wild expeditions!

  • Darlene Shelton

    05/30/2019 10:33 AM

    It didn’t even take a minute to know exactly what he was doing. If this was the case, they should have shut this investigation down months!

  • Susan B. Eley

    05/30/2019 10:32 AM

    To net it out. Comey tried to make nothing of a big something and Mueller tried to make something of a big nothing. In either case, their behavior and what they have attempted to do is much worse than anything that the Trump administration has done. I can hardly wait for the real truth to come out!

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    05/30/2019 10:26 AM

    So tired of this...we have all we need FROM this investigation to go after Hitlery and Osama Obama! They did the work for us...Fast and Furious is what we need to be and wast as little of the taxpayer $$$ as possible! Brand the cows!

  • Bud weber

    05/30/2019 10:17 AM

    It was pretty obvious to the fair minded that Mueller was taking a cheap shot at President Trump. My first thought was, if they can’t prosecute, why spend $20+ million dollars. Washington has turned out to be just a cesspool.

  • Janine p Barker

    05/30/2019 10:10 AM

    My tax dollars are being wasted on a witch hunt that has no basis of fact. Why can't our congressmen stick to the business of governing our country?

May 30, 2019
|

I said in my first-take on Robert Mueller’s appalling public statement that I was not a legal expert, so it was just my research on this subject and my experience in dealing with ruthless political hacks that led me to conclude it was a shameless and desperate attempt to throw red meat to the impeachment-crazed Democrats on his way out the door and muddy the waters to take the focus off the corruption in his own agency.

 

Well, as expected, Jerry Nadler and other Democrats scurried straight to the nearest TV cameras to rail about this new proof of Trump’s many (but still unnamed) “crimes.” They conveniently ignored the comments already appearing from people who do have legal and prosecutorial backgrounds, slamming Mueller’s last minute Hail Mary bomb throw.

 

There are many such articles appearing, and I’ll point to more later, but for now, let's start with Sean Davis’ piece at the Federalist.  He lays out the myriad ways in which Mueller’s statement violated both laws of conduct for prosecutors and his own agency’s regulations, contradicted his own report, and turned the basic American right of presumption of innocence on its head.  In case you think he’s just being a Trump partisan, he describes Mueller as having become a Mini-Me clone of James Comey, who pulled the same unethical abuse of power on Hillary Clinton by declining to prosecute while still leaving a big cloud of suspicion over her head. 


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You see, in America, it's not up to the target of an investigation to prove that he or she did not commit a crime, nor is it the place of a prosecutor to publicly imply that someone should have been charged with a crime even though the investigation unearthed no evidence.  Presumption of innocence means that if the investigator can't find enough evidence to take to a grand jury, get an indictment and convince a jury to convict, then he folds his tent, shuts up and goes away, and that person is considered innocent.  The prosecutor doesn't call a press conference to declare that person is "probably guilty, but we just couldn't quite prove it" or "would've been found guilty if only I had brought charges." 

 

Davis' conclusion: "Mueller’s performance made it clear for all to see that what he ran for the last two years wasn’t an independent investigation pursuant to the rule of law so much as an inquisition motivated by political animus."  And - oh goody! - now it will be probably used as the basis of impeachment hearings in the House that are exactly the same thing.

 

Davis also includes comments from former FBI supervisors and federal prosecutors who immediately began flooding him with outraged calls and emails.  One ex-prosecutor said that if he had ever pulled anything like what Mueller just did, he would have been “crucified.” 

 

Read the full piece at the link below and brace yourself.  The impeachment-mad Democrats think they’ve tasted blood and are howling for more.  They’ve yet to realize that if they give in to their ugly partisan impulses, the political bleeding they cause will be their own. 

 

https://thefederalist.com/2019/05/29/mueller-just-proved-his-entire-operation-was-a-political-hit-job-that-trampled-the-rule-of-law/

 

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Comments 51-70 of 70

  • Cheryl Rex Mariner

    05/30/2019 11:19 AM

    Just when I am feeling slightly sorry for Mueller and the position he is in BOOM .. he proves he is biased. The united states is going to have to rethink what kind of government they would like to have because what we have is not going to work. Trump has done an amazing job getting anything done with the current theatrics and ridiculous politics taking place in Washington. Maybe it would be better if we divided the USA right down the middle. Send the democrats west and let them go be communists or socialists, whatever it is they want.. put up a BIG WALL so they can never come back. In the East we be law abiding citizens honoring the work of our forefathers. We become one Nation under God!! as it was intended. We eliminate legal murder and become a nation that helps one another. Again. I don't even want those kind of people existing in my country, I would like them to go somewhere else. Those kind of people meaning democrats that only want to spend others money, most refuse to work and only want what is free for them. Most do not believe in god, have no morals or manners for that matter. Forget the Civil war, lets go build the wall and let the Republicans become the East America of Integrity, honor, and Honesty.

  • JaNae Obenauer

    05/30/2019 11:18 AM

    Perchance he could be sanctioned by the American Bar for ethics and breach of fiduciary duties. Also, a possibility of treason and excessive bias. we can only live in hope. Bitter man.

  • Beverly Nolan

    05/30/2019 11:08 AM

    We watched Mueller's statement yesterday in almost giddy anticipation of this whole Russia charade being put to rest and the political spectrum realigning into a team spirit of "We may be adversaries but we have the same vision of safety, sovereignty and prosperity for our Country". Nope! Thanks to Mueller's expose' giving more fuel to the fire of dissension in Washington, we will continue to be dragged down the path of self destruction. Don't think Russia and China aren't watching.

  • Debra L Phillips

    05/30/2019 11:02 AM

    I agree with ever word you are saying! If they can get away with this witch hunt, not one American will be free, ever again. Liars and Thieves will rule!

  • Allen M Swatsworth

    05/30/2019 11:02 AM

    Governor, As with most of America I watched with horror as Mr. Muller all but said the President was guilty of obstruction but he was unable to charge him due to an OLC reading on charging a sitting president. I have two questions. First, was this OLC reading in effect when Mr. Ken Star indicated that President Clinton was guilty not once but eleven times. Second and this may be my opinion, after Mr. Muller said that the OLC reading was why he could not charge President Trump there was a long pause. He then said "That is unconstitutional." What was his meaning of that. I find two possibilities. First, he could have meant that charging the President would be unconstitutional or secondly the OLC reading is unconstitutional in his opinion. I realize you and your team are not lawyers and want the truth but this has confused me ever since I heard him say this. Could you please pose this situation to some of your lawyer friends.

    Thank you and bless you for your continuing truth in your newsletters.

  • Beverly Tischler

    05/30/2019 10:57 AM

    It is incredibly sad to see what the Democrats, including Mueller in ship's clothing, are doing to our country. Democrats are terrified that the Obama administration corruption will be exposed for all to see, hence, they and the supporting media are desperately trying to destroy President Trump.

  • Captain Gary Prifti

    05/30/2019 10:56 AM

    In reality we should impeach the idiots in congress that still haven’t accepted the results of the election. And don’t even have a clue how this process works and constantly ignore the results from their own results muller fact Finding investigation... from their party that is not even serving there constituents ..losers period

  • James Eastman

    05/30/2019 10:51 AM

    Can a case for obstruction of justice be brought against Mueller for allowing his investigation to linger for two years after he knew there was no collusion?

  • Sherry Purvis

    05/30/2019 10:48 AM

    Is there no end to this madness. Why isn't anyone being charged for the actual collusion and obstruction that the Democrats have tried to pin on Trump...When, if ever, will we see justice done....the Democrats have gotten away with crimes over and over again....

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    05/30/2019 10:48 AM

    I can only hope the Democrats will self destruct. What Mueller has done is unconscionable. I was sickened by how quickly the Dems sprang, fangs dripping, to pronounce our President's political demise. There must not be a decent person in the Democratic party, because their mindless, rabid persecution of a successful President appears to be a Herculean effort to keep their crimes from being exposed.

  • Beverly Austin

    05/30/2019 10:46 AM

    Woulda, coulda, shoulda! I’m an artist not an attorney, but this all looks like bad creativity instead of good law to me.

  • Mary Lehman

    05/30/2019 10:42 AM

    Great article. Hoping Mueller unintentionally did more to help Trump than hurt him. ...The roaches are crawling out from under their rocks. Can't wait for Barr to take action.

  • Marshall Suttles

    05/30/2019 10:40 AM

    One of our greatest freedoms is the freedom of speech. I can say about anything I want to, but if I do anything illegal about some or the things I speak about, I'm likely to be in big trouble! Based on what I know, President Trump only talked in frustration about the "never Trumpers" Witch hunt. I likely could not have been so constrained!

    My conclusion about this whole "Blue Coup" has become very clear: Do whatever it takes to keep Trump out of the White House! Or, whatever it takes to force him out of the White House! Or, Investigate him till the mid-term elections to take over congress to impeach him out of the White House! Or, investigate his entire life and threaten impeachment to throw him out of the White House in 2020. These scoundrels likely have further plans for after 2020!

    I loved your analogy of kids not finding Easter eggs at Easter, and still hunting them on the 4th of July! That's the Demorats!!

  • Sandy Monen

    05/30/2019 10:39 AM

    Thanks so much for your well-thought-out piece on Mueller. I agree totally and still can't believe that so many democrats can't see through this farce. It will be OK, though because they are shooting themselves in the foot and too blinded by hate to see it.

  • Maria G Hufty

    05/30/2019 10:37 AM

    Mueller spent 2yrs on a politically motivated criminal investigation, spent $$$$ and did NOT have enough evidence to even refer the matter to the Grand Jury, or charge him with a crime. So by issuing his findings the case is closed. He's being unethical to go behind that now. Just goes to show you who he is/was working for and his motivation, he was not impartial and neither were his assistants, they were all supporters of Hillary. This really stinks, it's about time these elected officials stop this nonsense and do the work they were elected to do, not go on another wild expeditions!

  • Darlene Shelton

    05/30/2019 10:33 AM

    It didn’t even take a minute to know exactly what he was doing. If this was the case, they should have shut this investigation down months!

  • Susan B. Eley

    05/30/2019 10:32 AM

    To net it out. Comey tried to make nothing of a big something and Mueller tried to make something of a big nothing. In either case, their behavior and what they have attempted to do is much worse than anything that the Trump administration has done. I can hardly wait for the real truth to come out!

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    05/30/2019 10:26 AM

    So tired of this...we have all we need FROM this investigation to go after Hitlery and Osama Obama! They did the work for us...Fast and Furious is what we need to be and wast as little of the taxpayer $$$ as possible! Brand the cows!

  • Bud weber

    05/30/2019 10:17 AM

    It was pretty obvious to the fair minded that Mueller was taking a cheap shot at President Trump. My first thought was, if they can’t prosecute, why spend $20+ million dollars. Washington has turned out to be just a cesspool.

  • Janine p Barker

    05/30/2019 10:10 AM

    My tax dollars are being wasted on a witch hunt that has no basis of fact. Why can't our congressmen stick to the business of governing our country?