Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team, in their attempts to “flip” witnesses and get testimony that could damage President Trump, seem to be finding themselves stymied in that effort.  Three of their subjects just aren’t saying what they want to hear.

First, there’s conservative author Jerome Corsi, who said Monday that he’s turning down a deal to plead guilty to perjury.  “The American people have got to understand, we have a criminal Department of Justice,” he said on One America News.  “And they are taking citizens --- I’ve never committed a crime in my life.  I’m 72 years old...[I could] die in prison but I will not lie to say that I didn’t tell the truth to the special counsel.”  He appeared genuinely shaken.

 

“They can put me in prison for the rest of my life,” he told CNN.  “I am not going to sign a lie.”  He said on NBC that he “forgot” to tell Mueller certain things.  “They want me to say I willfully lied.  I did not willfully lie to the special counsel.  I will not lie to save my life.  I’d rather sit in prison and rot for as long as these thugs want me to.”


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He had said he expected to be indicted and now appears to be correct.  If that happens, I’ll make the point that in predicting it, he’s actually demonstrating the very ability to foresee events that he claims was behind his understanding that Julian Assange had John Podesta’s emails.  Corsi has maintained that he had no advance information about the leaking –- that he had simply “connected the dots.”  (The news site Vox calls this, if true, “a spectacularly lucky guess.”)  But in trying to show “collusion” with Russia, Mueller obviously wants to hear from him that he had advance knowledge of some plot to do this.

 

The same intimidation tactics are being used on his associate Roger Stone, who denies receiving advance notice of the leaking of Democrats’ emails and hasn’t been charged with anything at this point.  He said in a statement to FOX News, “I continue to see that my friend Dr. Jerry Corsi is being harassed by the special counsel, not for lying, but for refusing to lie.”  The statement continues:  “It is inconceivable to me that in America someone would be prosecuted for refusing to swear to a false narrative pushed on him by the Mueller investigators.  If Jerry ever deduced that Mr. Podesta’s emails had been purloined and would be published by WikiLeaks, he did not share that conclusion with me.”

 

“This has been one of the most frightening experiences of my life,” said Corsi, speaking of events that started on August 28 of this year, when he received a subpoena from two FBI agents who arrived unannounced at his home.  He said he’s done everything he could to cooperate with Mueller and thought he was “doing a pretty good job” of it, turning over two computers and giving the FBI access to all his email accounts and tweets, but that in the past two months the negotiations had “just blown up.”

 

Corsi was a commentator for Infowars (as was Stone) and wrote the anti-Obama book, “The Obama Nation.”  If that’s really all he’s guilty of, the special counsel’s treatment of him truly is an abomination.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/conservative-writer-jerome-corsi-rejects-mueller-plea-deal

 

Then there’s Paul Manfort, who served for several months in 2016 as Trump’s campaign chairman.  He was found guilty last summer in the Eastern District Court of Virginia of eight counts of bank fraud and tax crimes dating from before the Trump campaign and that were totally unrelated to the Trump/Russia investigation.  If memory serves, Mueller attack dog Andrew Weissmann was one of the prosecutors.  Like Corsi, Manafort is an older man for whom a 10-year sentence likely means spending the rest of his life in prison, plus he was anticipating yet another trial in Washington DC on similar charges, so he chose to accept a plea deal that required him to answer wide-ranging questions.  Apparently, though, Mueller wasn’t satisfied with his answers; in a court filing submitted Monday night, he said that Manafort has lied to the FBI and the special counsel’s office on “a variety of matters” since the plea deal earlier this year.

 

Mueller calls this a breach of the plea deal.  But according to the report, Manafort claims he has been truthful and does not agree with the government’s assessment that he has breached the deal.

 

In a particular chilling line, the report says Mueller’s office would “file a detailed sentencing submission to the Probation Department and the Court in advance of sentencing that sets forth the nature of the defendant’s crimes and lies, including those after signing the plea agreement herein.”


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Imagine if that line were written about you –- setting forth the nature of your crimes and lies –- after you had tried to be cooperative.  Perhaps Manafort deliberately misled the special counsel, but perhaps he just (check all that apply):

 

 1)  had poor memory of times and places

 2)  contradicted the testimony of someone else

 3)  turned out not to offer useful information

 4)  chose not to support a false narrative

 5)  would’ve had to invent answers

 6)  accidentally left something out

 7)  had no direct knowledge of things they asked

 8)  didn’t want to speculate about others’ motives

 9)  misunderstood or got confused

10) insisted that President Trump did nothing wrong (the real heresy!)

 

Of course, if he actually can be shown to have lied repeatedly, there’s also the question of how useful any anti-Trump testimony from him would do be.  At any rate, Manafort remains in prison while he awaits sentencing, which is scheduled for February.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mueller-manafort-has-lied-to-fbi-special-counsels-office-since-plea-deal

 

Finally, there’s George Papadopoulos, the ex-Trump campaign foreign policy adviser who probably wishes he’d never, ever gotten involved, especially considering he was really just on the fringes of the campaign.  On Monday he reported to a medium-security Wisconsin prison to serve his 14-day sentence, after pleading guilty to lying to investigators about his interactions in 2016 with “Russian intermediaries.” He now believes that some of the people he had “interactions” with were part of a set-up to feed him a story about Russians having damaging information on Hillary, as a pretense for the FBI to open the “Russia” investigation.

 

He tried a last-minute motion to postpone his prison term (details at the link below), but it was rejected by the court.  At least he’ll be getting it over with.  After he serves his sentence, he’ll be on probation for a year.  But two weeks from now, the moment the prison door swings open, he’ll start his push in earnest for information on the FBI and special counsel to come out.  

 

“The truth will all be out,” he tweeted.  “Not even a prison sentence can stop that momentum.  Looking forward to testifying publicly shortly after.  The wool isn’t going to be pulled over America’s eyes forever.”  And in another:  “The support from America has been overwhelming.  You have all given me the strength to carry this boulder.  Every day the haters get shouted out by the patriots and the people who believe in justice and who love America.  FISA declassification will exonerate us all.  Keep up the fight!”

 

I second that emotion.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ex-trump-campaign-adviser-george-papadopoulos-reports-to-prison

 

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Comments 1-25 of 45

  • Gladys Stevenson

    12/16/2018 03:50 PM

    Mueller should be fired and have to face charges of trying to bribe these people into telling lies in order to (prove?) his point and achieve what he set out to do (ruin as many lives as he can and especially Trump's). This is the most evil man I have ever read about. His MO is to go after everyone he can and not give up until he gets the answers he wants regardless of the truth. Call off this bulldog and lock him up before he decides that God should be in prison.

  • jack macdonald

    11/29/2018 12:03 PM

    On most occasions the NEXT prompt to go to the balance of the comments does not work. I can get the 1st 25 of 43 and am unable to see the balance..

  • Vicky Thomas

    11/28/2018 11:50 AM

    I look forward to your evening updates but realized I haven’t seen them for a few days...so I go to spam folder. There you are. Emails I have been reliably getting all of a sudden are labeled spam by outlook. I fixed it, changed it, but thought you should know.

  • Leland Busbee

    11/28/2018 09:56 AM

    Does anyone understand how Mueller was appointed as special council, considering his radical left wing record, with a republican President and both houses of Congress controlled by republicans? It doesn't make sense!

  • Dolores Miltenberger

    11/28/2018 05:25 AM

    Thank you for the frank clear truthful approach to all this “mess” about “let’s get Trump” - they don’t respect the fact he is President Trump!

  • elaine orr

    11/28/2018 01:06 AM

    All I can say is God help us. The devil is surely alive and has hold of people. I turn to you to make sense of all of this. Love your daughter

  • Al Balcomb

    11/27/2018 10:33 PM

    Thank you so much..This Mueller abuse has to be brought out into the open..We hear so much about different invesigations IE Mueller, the justice investigations, Hillary and The Dems dossier..But nothing has been done..Why??

  • John Ray Whittington

    11/27/2018 10:00 PM

    Poem: A SIGN of the Times: No time is Mueller time,He and Rod are part of the deep state slime! When Robert was in charge of the Federal Bureal of Intimadation, He made a mess of the legal system in the Nation! He prosecuted people who did no wrong, and his body odour was way too strong! He looks like the devil himself and worse, He was part of the uranium one deal and the Bengazi curse! A true jar head with an empty jar, Most Marines and Veterans have got him beat by way afar! There's no true justice in the land, When the Special Counsel and the Devilcrats fight Trump on every hand! by John R.

  • STEPHEN CITRON

    11/27/2018 08:40 PM

    Can you imagine this ??
    Hillary Clinton is indicted, and the whole nasty slimy mess is brought to light about her lies, the underhanded handling of the whole Benghazi incident, the whole stealing of money that was supposed to go to the nation of Hati for the people of the disasters. Then the whole slimy mess of Washington is exposed for the lying, scheming, and thieves that they are. I have read, that Hillary would take every single politician in Washington down with her if she is indicted !!! Can you imagine that hubris ?? NO ONE is above the law, and that includes ANY one IN ANY PARTY who would subvert the will of the people, or the laws and protections of our Constitution !
    Not only DRAIN that swamp, but disinfect it too !

  • Frank Melick

    11/27/2018 08:16 PM

    These PRICKS need there wings clipped. They all need to be in prison for destroying live for not being able to destroy the President.

  • Stephen Osterday

    11/27/2018 07:05 PM

    Mueller's operation needs to go down in flames. That has been a fraudulent operation from the beginning and anything that comes from it should be null and void! Mueller needs to be investigated for all of his crimes going back to at least Uranium One and 911.

  • Elaine Liming

    11/27/2018 04:12 PM

    Mueller and his crew need to be put in jail- they have wasted 30 million dollars of tax-payers money ( price-tag keeps going up) money which we need for the Border Wall in the South West. I knew there was corruption in government but never realized the depth and the unmitigated Gall of these so called Deep State operators. How do these people sleep at night? I guess they don't have any fear of fire and brimstone.

    Thanks for keeping us informed. We need to pray for an end to this nightmare.


  • Nita Hogg

    11/27/2018 04:03 PM

    That mueller witch hunt is nothing more than just that...plus it is a barrel of rotten baloney. He should be fired and barred from ever serving in the US government in any shape, form or fashion. In my opinion, he is rotten to the core, and the core is also rotten. Thanks, Mike. Hello to your wonderful family. Your daughter is doing an excellent job. Give her our deepest appreciation and respect for a job well-done. You and your wife raised that youngBun right...God Bless.

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    11/27/2018 03:25 PM

    To say that American jurisprudence has been hijacked by the left is an understatement. It is heartbreaking to see good people railroaded by actors in the Obama/Clinton Mafia. We all know what they are trying to do. They want to take down President Trump, and if they have to shred the constitution in the process, so be it. The left is cheering them on. This is their idea of a democracy. God help us. Thank you Governor, for the courage to expose the greed and corruption that have poisoned our culture, and efforts to destroy a legitimate presidency. Your are the Thomas Paine of our times.

  • Judy Ebert

    11/27/2018 03:03 PM

    Mueller is the McCarthy of the 21st century

  • Melinda Lucas

    11/27/2018 02:59 PM

    My husband and I are near the same age as Dr. Corsi and what has happened to him really hits home. This is so terribly weird to know that things like this are happening in our America, home of the free. Dinesh DiSouza and others are like him and Dr. Corsi are being treated as criminals by the criminals. How can we help him? Thank you for reporting these trustworthy stories!

  • Jackie Johnson

    11/27/2018 02:13 PM

    Sadly, I see Papadopoulos meeting with some sort of accident while in prison. I cannot imagine him being able to testify openly about what is going on.

  • wilma faulkner

    11/27/2018 02:02 PM

    I understood they had already declassified everything but, they are still refusing to turn any thing over . They don't want us to see the truth . I think Mueller all of his cohorts should be seen for what they really are and put in prison . I remember when the IRS tried to force my mom to sign a paper saying that she deliberately tried to defraud them when she filed her taxes . MY dad had died that year and she was having to get the taxes done for the first time and she brought the tax man all that he told her she would need concerning dad and herself . Later she got a letter saying that something had not been reported and that she owed money and would be penalized . She went to tax man to find out why he did not inform her and ask her if she had this info . But, he had no answers . So, she paid it . Then they kept sending her this paper telling her to sign it and it was a paper admitting that she had deliberately tried to defraud them . She called them and told them " you can keep sending them letters to me till my toes are turned up but, I will sign it because I done nothing wrong . My tax man forgot to ask me or mention it to me . That does not make this my fault . I know nothing about taxes and that is why I hired him . So just keep wasting your paper and stamp money but, I will not ever sign it ". They finally quit sending them after several months . :) We have Prayed that Mueller and Hillary would be caught in their wrong doings , and they have but, nothing has happened to them and I have lost hope that they will ever have answer for their crimes .

  • Kipp Barron

    11/27/2018 01:39 PM

    The letters from Huckabee are just watch American people need to read day to day to keep themselves informed with the “rest of the story” balance of ‘snippets of factor fiction of what is really happening the news spin topics of the day. I ask you Americans, Have you taken your vitamin ‘H’ today?

  • Robert Barlow

    11/27/2018 01:37 PM

    Why hasn't President Trump pulled the plug on Mueller's fiasco? He would be well within his rights to do so! Mueller is nothing more than a crony for the commie puke demoncrats!

  • Joan Spicer

    11/27/2018 01:10 PM

    When is Robert Mueller going to be investigated? He is not interested in truth or facts. What authority does he have? For almost 2 years he has been obstructing the Presidency of the United States.

  • Kendra Strecker

    11/27/2018 01:01 PM

    Now it makes sense as to why SO MANY in Washington want to pass a bill to PROTECT Mueller and his band of MERRY CRIMNALS!! Each and everyone of them that supports this bill in my opinion are GUILTY OF SOMETHING pertaining to this investigation!!

  • Lewis Blinn

    11/27/2018 01:00 PM

    This whole Mueller thing sounds more like the Spanish Inquisition than American justice.

  • Carol L Johnson

    11/27/2018 12:46 PM

    I am SO THANKFUL for the work you and your wonderful daughter, Sarah, are doing for this great nation!! You are both light and salt, keeping our people advised as to what is going on and has been going on in Washington, D.C., presently and for the last several decades. I pray for you both, for our President Trump and his family, and for our amazing Christian nation. Keep fighting for truth!! To God be the Glory!!!

  • Dale Johnson

    11/27/2018 12:30 PM

    Of course, every person under investigation can be expected to say that they are being wrongfully persecuted. But this just doesn't sound right. In fact, this whole investigation stinks of dirty politics.