December 4, 2018

We owe a lot to Judicial Watch.  Remember, without them, Hillary’s sneaky private email server likely would never have come to light.  And in these waning days (we hope) of the Mueller investigation, as witnesses start to fight back, lawyers associated with the watchdog group Judicial Watch continue to have their hands full.  Founder Larry Klayman is representing conservative writer Jerome Corsi in his criminal and ethics complaint against Robert Mueller, while president Tom Fitton has been analyzing the case against Trump based on Mueller’s charges against sleazy ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

Judicial Watch also is suing the Justice Department for records of all meetings in 2016 between law firm Perkins Coie and former FBI general counsel James Baker, after the DOJ failed to respond to their Freedom of Information Act request last month.  Recall that Perkins Coie, representing Hillary and the DNC, paid oppo research firm Fusion GPS, who paid British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who presumably paid...Russian informants, who made up sleazy stories.  THERE’S your Russian collusion, right there.  And Judicial Watch would like to know what the top lawyer for the FBI was doing meeting with the lawyers for Hillary and the DNC.  Baker testified under oath, Fitton says, that they had a meeting “about Russia.”

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Fitton theorizes that one reason it’s been so hard to find out about this REAL collusion is that the Mueller probe has actually benefitted from the collaboration of the DNC, Clinton campaign and Fusion GPS --- which, it has admitted, used Russian sources to dig up dirt on Trump that would be shared with the FBI and DOJ.  He said early Tuesday morning on “FOX & Friends First” that it’s urgent for Trump to declassify the FISA application and the three renewals, as sources tell him that the currently redacted portions are even more scandalous than what we already know.  Please do it, Mr. President, no matter what is there.  We CAN handle the truth.


So, as we wait for former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before Congress scheduled for Friday of this week, here’s a quick update on the Corsi and Cohen cases.


Corsi makes a very serious charge against Mueller –- that the special counsel team was trying to bully him into making a false statement to help complete his desired anti-Trump narrative.  Last week I presented a detailed account of Corsi’s complaint, and thank goodness he has decided to move forward with the official complaint he was threatening to file.  If Mueller’s team has treated him the way he describes, they don’t deserve to get away with it.  In fact, they should be disbarred.  Just throw a big fat disbarment party for the lot of them.


The complaint is a 78-page document stating that “Dr. Corsi has been criminally threatened and coerced to tell a lie and call it the truth.”  It was sent to a number of top law enforcement officials, including new acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, Inspector General Michael Horowitz, U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie Liu, and (yes) the Bar Disciplinary Counsel.


Recall that Mueller wanted Corsi to provide the link between the Trump campaign on the one hand and Roger Stone and Julian Assange of WikLeaks (the recipient of the hacked DNC emails) on the other.  Corsi says that during questioning by members of the special counsel team, he forgot about one email from Stone about WikiLeaks that he had apparently forwarded.  Nothing had come of that, but the 72-year-old Corsi’s failure to recall that one email –- out of the many thousands of emails that Mueller’s team had already dissected word by word –- was enough to get him charged with perjury and threatened with prison.


After he was allowed to refresh his memory, he amended his testimony, thinking that would take care of the problem, and the questioning resumed.  But when it turned out he “couldn’t give them what they wanted,” they blew up at him and would no longer accept his amended testimony.  (From what I understand, this is extremely unusual.)  He was being threatened with prison once more.  They wanted him to sign a plea agreement that admitted he willfully and deliberately lied, and he refused to sign because, he says, THAT would be a lie.


From Corsi’s email communications with Stone, Mueller apparently had assumed that he possessed inside information about the emails WikiLeaks had.   (And he also seems to share the popular view, still denied by Assange, that WikiLeaks got those emails from Russia.)  Corsi maintains that he just figured out that WikiLeaks had John Podesta’s hacked emails and was going to release them in an “October surprise.”  Some analysts say he just couldn’t have predicted that without inside knowledge, but, in hindsight, given what we did know in July of that year, it doesn’t seem that farfetched to me to believe that he could and did.


Corsi continues to deny that he has ever had any contact with Julian Assange whatsoever.  If this is true, as it seems to be, and Mueller’s team used the threat of prison to try to force him to swear to a lie, then they’re the ones who need to be under investigation.

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As for Michael Cohen, Real Clear Investigations has an excellent breakdown of his case as it relates to President Trump, analyzing not so much what is in Mueller’s charging documents, but what is not in them.  Congressional investigators and some prosecutors think that the plea deal offered to Cohen actually offers evidence that Trump did not collude with Russians during the 2016 election.


Consider what’s not in the nine-page charging document.  Though Mueller mentions that Cohen tried to email Putin twice in January of 2016, he leaves out the fact that Cohen had no direct point of contact at the Kremlin and had used a general press mailbox.  This would have been exculpatory; if there had been collusion, wouldn’t they have had some sort of secret back-channel?  Of course, they would.


Also, Mueller does not dispute a quote from a letter Cohen sent the Senate which says that Trump “was never in contact with anyone about this [Moscow Project] proposal other than me.”  This must have been found to be accurate, or else Mueller would not let it go unchallenged.


Mueller also does not question Cohen’s statement that he “ultimately determined that the proposal was not feasible and never agreed to make a trip to Russia.”


As for Tom Fitton, he had this to say:  “Mueller seems desperate to confuse Americans by conflating the canceled and legitimate Russia business venture with the Russian collusion theory he was actually hired to investigate.  This is a transparent attempt to embarrass the President.  The plea deal is weak tea and I suspect, given Mueller’s track record, there’s even less here than meets the eye.”


Needless to say, according to Real Clear Investigations, the text of the plea deal and related documents filed with the court last week are being reported quite inaccurately by major news outlets, as they ignore the exculpatory aspects and hype their stories to be as damaging to Trump as possible.  To quote good old Tevye from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, “Why should today be different?”




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  • kay kunter

    12/07/2018 10:09 AM

    I hope that they do pursue the charge of bullying for Mr. Corsi as I would like to see the whole Mueller team face disbarment. I think this is what they did to Gen. Flynn. Listening to Dan Bongino yesterday he says the Obama administration got rid of the Russians in Centerville knowing they would call Gen. Flynn in the D.R. and they wire tapped him and then David Ignatius revealed Gen. Flynn to the media and the whole process was set in motion. Because the Obama admistration knew that Gen. Flynn knew where all the bodies were buried for the Iran deal and they did not want him in the administration. I am so sick of all the evil going on.

  • Esther Pierce

    12/04/2018 02:30 PM

    Could there be even more behind the corruption in DC? If Hillary had won, wouldn’t
    America’s Constitution have been so changed that Socialism/communism would have slowly been our fate? That is the reason she lost. So many of us saw this coming.

  • Wanda Catherine Crane

    12/04/2018 01:51 PM

    I am totally disgusted with Mueller and all of this 'mess'!! Seems to me that there
    is enough evidence to charge Killery Clinton, but then she is a democrap! All of
    the people we know are as disgusted with the "investigation" (witch hunt!!) as can
    be....THANK YOU Judicial Watch personnel for all of your hard work as well as
    keeping us informed......we appreciate you!!


    12/04/2018 01:07 PM

    Typical Progressive DemonRAT trick to cover up the real news with an outright lie! When the lamestream media has become a propaganda wing of the DemonRATs they have become the enemy of the people just like Trump says they are!

  • Anne. Turner

    12/04/2018 12:58 PM

    Here I am again. The problem is that your commentary evokes thought. Well, my sisters, you have done it again. One step forward for women, two steps back. Yes, it was long overdue for women to stand up to gross boors and be heard. But, every little comment, wink, ogle, is not a huge deal. We have now made men so uncomfortable and fearful that it is naturely going to affect workplace relationships. If I were a man, I would not want to hire a young attractive woman. I had one or two rather over the top encounters, but handled it by letting them know their gesture was not welcome. In another instance when an apology was forthcoming, I told him I just thought he was kidding around. Ladies, in most, but not all cases, they really are just kidding around, particularly if you are known to be straight up yourself. I had an easy relationship with my male peers and bosses. Sure they were mildly flirtatious at times, I laughed and so did they. I had the famous “look” that they did not want to see. Ladies, if it is a serious overture, particularly from someone who can effect your career by all means take action, but don’t be a prude and make a mountain out of a molehill. Nine times out of ten if you took them up on some small inuendo, they would run home to their wives very fast. Don’t give mixed signals, like wearing provocative clothes, make suggestive remarks yourself, or display provocative body language. Remember these are males, they react. Woman have always been the civilizing influence. You may not like it, but the sexes are not the same, mental capability, yes, physical needs and strength, usually no. Respect is all. You say, I should be able to wear what I want! I content that if you dress the part, that is how you want to be noticed. That does not mean a gray business suit, but it does mean not letting it all hang out. Listen to we career women, who’ve been there.

  • Darlene F. Donston

    12/04/2018 11:14 AM

    I LOVE Judicial Watch, and always follow them! Where would we be without them?

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    12/04/2018 10:48 AM

    If. Mr. Trump will take your call - PLEASE call him yourself and ask him to de-classify / un-redact ... everything. The only people to be embarrassed will be the ne'er-do-wells at the FBI etc, ( sources ). Hard to imagine any " methods " that would be exposed - making stuff up and lying about it isn't a counterintelligence " method " breakthrough ;-}

  • Elizabeth crouse

    12/04/2018 10:41 AM

    I support Judicial Watch and praying they get all the info they need to do the charges they need to do and get rid of Mueller and all the real guilty

  • L. Lewis

    12/04/2018 10:36 AM

    You know, people who lie on, and cause other people such heart ache and trouble can't believe in God, the Bible, or just don't care what the Lord says as long as they get what they want. They must think that God, who made the eyes and ears, can't see or hear. Instead of lying and conniving to get what they want now in this life time, they need to think about when the last breath leaves their body and they stand before the Almighty. Can't lie then and get away with it. Angels of God are watching us and taking notes. Judgement day is coming.

  • Maris Hodges

    12/04/2018 10:07 AM

    Thank you for this article. It's clear and concise.

  • Stephen Russell

    12/04/2018 09:44 AM

    Paris riots: Yes Adolph Paris is burning some 70 yrs late by its own population.
    & bye bye tourism too

  • Stephen Russell

    12/04/2018 09:43 AM

    Antifa riots: will ruin PortlandOR tourism alone, bye bye $$$$