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WHY SO SECRETIVE?

Post by Riddick » 05-07-2018 11:38 AM

From Andrew McCarthy's column:

"How do you know Trump’s not a suspect?" I’ve been hearing that question a lot these days. News reports indicate that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may try to coerce President Trump’s testimony by issuing a grand-jury subpoena if the president does not agree to a “voluntary” interview.

Let’s address one point of confusion.

Many people believe, as I do, that the president should not be subjected to questioning by a prosecutor on the facts as we presently know them. From that premise, however, they argue that Mueller may not subpoena the president, or that the president may ignore any subpoena. Neither of those things is true.

In our system, a prosecutor who is using the grand jury has sweeping investigative authority. That includes the power to subpoena virtually anyone. There is a big difference, however, between the power to issue a subpoena to a person and the power to make that person testify.

Bottom line: The question is not whether a prosecutor has the power to issue a subpoena. It is whether the person he wants to subpoena has a privilege that would allow him to refuse to testify.

It is crucial that we fully uncover Russia’s interference in the 2016 election (the aim of the counterintelligence investigation Mueller was assigned to conduct) so that we can thwart the Kremlin in the future. But it does mean that Mueller’s desire for investigative secrecy and the ability to interview every witness who might have relevant evidence has to give way to other priorities.

While the president’s awesome responsibilities for American governance and national-security are more significant than any criminal investigation, the president is not above the law. Thus, there are circumstances in which it is reasonable to burden the president to comply with investigative demands. But those circumstances must be narrow.

This is precisely why the courts have recognized “executive privilege,” a qualified privilege that enables a president to shield information unless a prosecutor can demonstrate that its disclosure is critical to an investigation. Given that the president is the chief executive and can fire federal prosecutors at will, it is not clear how a prosecutor would have authority to oppose a presidential assertion of privilege.

But the upshot is obvious: A prosecutor should not be permitted to seek information from a president unless there is evidence of a serious crime in which the president is implicated, and there is no alternative source from which the prosecutor could obtain the information sought.

How are we supposed to grapple with whether the president should be compelled to testify when we don’t know what Mueller is alleging? What crime does Mueller want to ask the president about? And if there isn’t one, why are we even talking about an interview, let alone a subpoena?

Can anyone conceivably contend that a prosecutor’s desire to maintain secrecy until the prosecutor is good and ready to reveal details of his investigation is more important to our society than the damage caused by potentially unfounded suspicion that the president is a criminal?

It has become ludicrous. The question of whether a prosecutor should be permitted to interview a president hinges on whether the president is a suspect. There is no public evidence that President Trump is. This raises the patent objection that he should not be asked to be interviewed under those circumstances. What we hear in response is, “How do you know he’s not a suspect?”

But the reason we don’t know — other than the lack of evidence after two years — is that Mueller won’t deign to tell us, and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein won’t deign to comply, publicly, with regulations that required him to outline the basis for a criminal investigation.

That is not acceptable. In every other independent-prosecutor investigation in modern history — Watergate, Iran-Contra, Whitewater/Lewinsky — the president and the public have known exactly what was alleged. The prosecutor was able to investigate with all the secrecy the law allows, but under circumstances in which we all understood what was being investigated and why the president was suspected of wrongdoing.

After two years, we are entitled to nothing less. The president should direct Rosenstein to outline, publicly and in detail, the good-faith basis for a criminal investigation arising out of Russia’s interference in the election — if there is one. If he can’t, Mueller’s criminal investigation should be terminated; if he can, Mueller should be compelled to explain (unless Rosenstein’s disclosure makes it clear) why he needs to interview President Trump in order to complete his work.

If Rosenstein and Mueller are reluctant to do that, it can only be because they’ve decided that not only their investigation but also their desire for secrecy take precedence over every other consideration, including the president’s capacity to govern domestically and conduct foreign policy in a dangerous world. But secrecy is not the nation’s top priority. It’s long past time to lay the cards on the table.

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Re: The Mueller Coven

Post by Doka » 05-08-2018 09:38 AM

That is a great article, Riddick! The "Mueller Coven" have wiggled their way into into transparency of their motives, like it or not. People are getting tired of it all. Mueller, is becoming nothing more than another liberal Court Jester. Ho hum :rolleyes:
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Re: The Mueller Coven

Post by Doka » 05-23-2018 12:28 PM

Mueller has done more harm to the American Constitution and the Russian relationship with us an other countries. The Russians will not likely take on the US, but other weaker countries. The Russians know weakness when they see it and delight when they know they can take advantage.


"When hunting monsters, take care you don't become one"





Robert Mueller IS The Creature From The Black Lagoon


Fans of 1950s horror movies have to like what they’re seeing in Washington.

The nation’s capital, which started out as a swamp, has produced a throwback monster from one of Hollywood’s creepiest classics, a bottom-dwelling menace that’s had the city on the edge of its seat for a full year and counting.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller: Creature from the Black Lagoon!

It’s hard to believe no one has ever made a sequel. Maybe the right lead actor could never be found. Until now.

Half-man, half-freak of government, Mueller has shown he will stop at nothing to get what he’s after. At least that’s been the storyline so far.

His style is to scare victims into submission, particularly when he starts squeezing them for information about someone higher up the Washington food chain. That would be President Donald Trump, who promised to “drain the swamp” only to be pursued by one of its most territorial defenders.

Earlier this month a federal judge unloaded on Mueller for going after Paul Manafort, briefly Trump’s campaign manager, to get to the president. That’s clearly the plan, but it will take more than a courtroom lecture to end Mueller’s free-range Russia probe.

This is a good, Read!

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http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/23/rober ... ck-lagoon/
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ABC Panics As Congressional Leaders Call For Mueller Probe To Be Wrapped Up

Post by Riddick » 06-17-2018 05:44 PM

It appears as though, with the long-awaited release of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report exposing anti-Trump bias by senior FBI investigators, Republican Congressional leadership was finally ready to call for an end to the Special Counsel’s investigation. After House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) spoke out, ABC’s Good Morning America was fearful for the future of the investigation on Sunday morning.

“There's news this morning in the Russia investigation. New pressure on the Special Counsel Robert Mueller with two top Republicans calling for Mueller to wrap it up,” announced co-anchor, Dan Harris. His counterpart, Paula Faris was worried about “Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney, who now says Robert Mueller and his team should be investigated.”

As ABC White House correspondent Tara Palmeri was leading into the video portion of her report, she acted confused as to why Giuliani would want “the investigation suspended while Mueller's team is investigated for political bias.”

Of course, they neglected to mention how the lead FBI investigator on the case, before it was handed over to Mueller, reassured his mistress that they would “stop” Trump from becoming president. ABC also failed to mention that the IG report found an unidentified lawyer on Mueller’s team had texted “viva le resistance” to a colleague.

ABC’s paranoia about the potential end of the Mueller investigation comes after they tried to shield it from the scathing IG report exposing the bias of some investigators. The following morning, the network ignored the damning anti-Trump text messages altogether. Instead of just reporting the news, they appeared to have a vesting interest in the continuation of the investigation. FULL STORY

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