There have been a lot of developments since I wrote my January article on the Mueller investigation fiasco. And I’ve been trying to keep this blog updated on that. If you rely on mainstream news media sources for information on the “Trump-Russia collusions”-Mueller investigation matters, then you have probably been getting a fake narrative that national security and “intelligence” officials just made up and fed to the media in order to derail the Trump presidency. And I’m not a Trump supporter, by the way.
Here are a few of the latest developments:
John Solomon of The Hill on Christopher Steele’s admission in October of 2016 that his dossier on Trump was political and being rushed toward an election day deadline. Thanks to swamp creature Chris Wray, the FBI has retroactively classified that information in which such an admission by Steele to a state Department official was in violation of his agreement with the FBI at the time.
UPDATE: I’m putting this follow-up article by John Solomon here rather than in a new post. FBI’s Steele story falls apart: false intel and media contacts were flagged before FISA.
Larry Johnson details how the U.S. and foreign intel agencies interfered in a U.S. election. “There was a broad, coordinated effort by the Obama Administration, with the help of foreign governments, to target Donald Trump and paint him as a Russian stooge.” Johnson says the Mueller investigation focused on 8 cases: Proposed Trump Tower Project in Moscow, George Papadopolous, Carter Page, Dimitri Simes, Veselnetskya Meeting at Trump Tower (June 16, 2016), Events at Republican Convention, Post-Convention Contacts with Russian Ambassador Kislyak, and Paul Manafort. “Of the eight cases or incidents of alleged Trump Campaign interaction with the Russians investigated by the Mueller team, the proposals to interact with the Russian Government or with Putin originated with FBI informants, MI-6 assets or people paid by Fusion GPS, and not Trump or his people…Simply put, Trump and his campaign were the target of an elaborate, wide ranging covert action designed to entrap him and members of his team as an agent of Russia.”
Also, an article on Zero Hedge on major Mueller report omissions suggesting incompetence or a cover-up.
And Gareth Porter says that Mueller stoked Trump-Russia alarmism, despite finding no evidence of collusion.
Now some of my own further commentary on these matters. I get much of my information on these matters from the Sean Hannity and John Batchelor radio shows. And Rush Limbaugh as well. Now, I’m not a big fan of these people, but I do listen for information that we won’t be getting from the biased and ignorant mainstream news outlets. And while I do appreciate Hannity’s informative updates with John Solomon and Gregg Jarrett, I really don’t believe that Hannity would be on this issue every day for two whole years had, for example, the Bush DOJ and FBI set up and entrapped the Obama campaign people in 2008. In fact, I believe, Hannity and Limbaugh would be cheering on a Mueller investigation of “Obama-Russia collusion” accusations, even with full knowledge of the facts of the case. And that is my view on these extremely partisan people.
As far as the latest developments, it appears that the House Judiciary Committee have voted along party lines to hold AG William Barr “in contempt” on Congress. (Is “Contempt of Congress” a bad thing? They are thoroughly contemptible, these people!) Barr refuses to release the fully unredacted Mueller report to the congressional overlords, even though it’s only 2% of it that remains redacted, and the law states that Barr may not reveal the remaining content supposedly because of grand jury details. So, he’d be violating the law if he were to do that.
And I’m not defending Barr, though. I want the drunken congressjerks to harass Trump administration officials such as Barr. Especially Barr, given what a vicious anti-immigration, drug-warrior police statist he is. Barr is a swamp creature, just like FBI director
Fay Wray Chris Wray.
So I want Reps. Jerrold Noodler and Adam Schiffty to harass Barr and Trump, and I want all these people to harass each other and waste their time on these things. And now the Senate Intelligence (sic) Committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump, Jr., a subpoena apparently being imposed by Trump-hater Richard Burr (Rethug-N.C.). So now Burr and, I assume, Dianne Feinstein are harassing the Trump kids, and I don’t particularly care now. They are political operatives, and they’re all about power, not freedom.