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Prisoners of the National Security State And Corrupt Prosecutors

Law professor Jonathan Turley blogged about conservative investigative reporter Jerome Corsi’s being pursued by “special counsel” Robert Mueller, and noted that Corsi filed a “criminal and ethics complaint” against Herr Mueller for attempting to pressure Corsi to intentionally give false testimony.

Turley writes, “There is no strong legal basis for such a challenge.” Hmm, you mean it’s illegal to lie under oath, but it’s not illegal to lie under oath if the prosecutors threaten you otherwise? Is that what Turley is saying here?

Turley concludes, “Prosecutors and police will often push witnesses with accusations and demands. However, if the charge is based on independent grounds, courts are leery of speculating on motive. After all, if Mueller’s team truly believes that Corsi was a critical player with Wikileaks, they are allowed to press a witness on that theory.”

Some of the commenters wrote, “Come on Turley, if you had any reasoned compassion (or stones), you’d see the justice in hunting the wolf and the routine injustice done by federal prosecutors.” And, “Yep. Looks like Turley pulled back the curtain and gives inside baseball type look at our criminal justice system: if persecutors have theories then they can move with unfettered zealotry on potential witnesses with culture of defense attorneys and judges turning blind eye on this type of abusive behavior.” And, “The truly sad reality is how comfortable our constitutional scholar host is at describing how lawfare works without a hint of the injustice of it.”

Some of the commenters then go on to say that Turley’s initial description of Corsi might be biased.

I have a feeling that liberal progressive Turley could be more sympathetic to Corsi and less sympathetic to the prosecutors if Corsi were not a conservative. But I could be wrong. I probably am wrong, because Turley has generally been quite objective in defense of those who are the victims of government overreach or of prosecutorial misconduct.

On those issues, Judge Andrew Napolitano wrote about Trump campaign minion Paul Manafort and former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, and about Trump current lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s recent comments on the Mueller fishing expedition.

After summarizing Giuliani’s record as a sleazy, corrupt prosecutor in New York during the 1980s, and noting some of Giuliani’s grandiose and frankly deranged treatment of his victims at the time, Judge Napolitano then writes, “The courts have ruled many times that prosecutors, FBI agents and police may lie, cheat, threaten, intimidate, coerce and deceive to extract cooperation and obtain evidence from witnesses. This is the dark side of the criminal justice system. It requires a strong stomach. It can be used against even the president.”

And by “to extract cooperation and obtain evidence” he probably means obtain false confessions or false testimony against others in exchange for leniency, or based on threats of false prosecution, probably for made-up crimes such as “insider trading” or “process crimes,” such as “lying to prosecutors” for merely recalling something inaccurately.

Government judicial system apparatchiks use the system to go after someone they don’t like, or based on political differences, such as the Obama FBI and DOJ abusing already unconstitutional FISA spying authority to either find dirt on their political opponents of the Trump campaign or make it all up, such as with the Steele dossier. That is what this whole made-up “Russia collusions/hacking the election” is all about.

Government apparatchiks, with a monopoly over the administration of justice, also go after innocent people for reasons other than political ones, including advancing an agenda of bamboozling the public to accept more governmental intrusions into their lives and a police state. Such as the FBI infiltrating mosques to motivate young Muslim males to want to commit “jihad” in order for the FBI to thwart terrorist plots that the FBI themselves concoct.

Or the CIA using software to not only hide their own cyber “fingerprints” but to leave fake fingerprints, such as spoofed IP addesses, etc. to make it look like Russians or others did the hacking, phishing, or otherwise computer intrusions.

Or NSA stealing industry secrets, and NSA or Britain’s GCHQ in an “information ops” campaign to “manipulate, deceive, and destroy reputations,” using made-up stuff to discredit individuals and companies.

Sadly, because of our government’s apparatchiks exploiting what James Bovard has called “Battered Citizen Syndrome,” the people continue to blindly accept the criminal racket in Washington. Any one of us could be the next victim of bureaucrats’ political witch hunts and crusades.

The current national security state- and Democrat-led “witch hunt” fiasco is yet another example why letting our lives be ruled by elites with a monopoly in “justice” is not good. We should probably dismantle the whole thing.

The Mueller Crime Spree Continues

Is the Mueller Inquisition still going on? I can’t believe it. The latest is that conservative investigative reporter Jerome Corsi is being pursued by Mueller, as well as Roger Stone. All this bunch of stuff is involving Corsi and Stone’s alleged communications with WikiLeaks hacker Julian Assange.

The national security state and the fake news media are really after Assange because of his providing an apparatus for government whistleblowers to expose government criminality. The criminals of the national security state don’t like that!

Corsi is now alleging that Mueller was trying to coerce him into deliberately and knowingly lie in testimony in exchange for, I don’t know, a “lighter sentence” or whatever, and Corsi says he won’t do that and is in fact going to sue Mueller and his cohorts.

This reminds me of how CIA Gitmo torturers have been torturing innocent, uninvolved victims as a way to get false confessions and to falsely justify a 2nd invasion of Iraq, in 2003. So, while the criminals of the national security state entrap someone for “lying” to FBI or to Congress, it is they the government criminals who want people to lie when it benefits their agenda, or who want to criminally invade another country based on lies.

Besides the latest in the news with Jerome Corsi and Roger Stone, I heard some of the John Batchelor Show this week and he interviewed a Larry Johnson regarding so-called “Individual 2” of the Mueller Inquisition, “Individual 2” being a Russian FBI informant named Felix Sater who had infiltrated the Trump organization as early as 2003, according to what was said on the show. Sater supposedly had been an FBI informant since 1998.

According to the Examiner, Sater was a childhood friend of Michael Cohen, the scummy former Trump lawyer and flipper-on-Trump. Sater has also gotten into bar fights, was a stock broker and was involved with the Mafia. And it appears that Mueller wants to make use of Sater’s business dealings with Trump over the past 15 years to try to get Trump. Supposedly Sater’s association with Trump’s organization over the years as an FBI informant was mainly to help the FBI go after “organized crime.” (Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.)

So the FBI really has had an agenda of getting Trump since 2003? (Or earlier?)

These bureaucrats of the FBI and other national security state (or “deep state”) operatives, as well as many in politics and pop culture since 2016, are obsessed with getting Trump and impeaching and removing him from office.

It was not like that with George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan, even though many on the left hated those two while they were President. But then, they were not nearly as successful businessmen as apparently Donald Trump has been all these years.

So I think this Mueller-Comey-Brennan conspiracy of going after Trump fits the typical pattern of government bureaucrats going after private businesspeople, whether it’s Rudy Giuliani targeting Michael Milken, James Comey targeting Martha Stewart, and many, many other bureaucrats targeting those in the private sector who had been successful entrepreneurs prospering with their talents and abilities through the process of voluntary exchange to serve the needs of others.

Bureaucrat prosecutors who are life-long government employees (or following government employment continuing in crony lobbying or or consulting firms) are the opposite of the entrepreneurs who serve the consumers. The bureaucrats are parasites who go through life siphoning off the fruits of other people’s labor as well as shooting down their victims using the judicial branch of government to do it.

As I wrote in this post, the real motivation of those who want to get Trump is out of envy and covetousness. Bureaucrats and their supporters in the media and “intelligentsia” are haters of the successful, haters of the “greedy capitalists.” The haters have what Ludwig von Mises called an “anti-capitalistic mentality.” [Also see Mises’s Bureaucracy (.pdf)]

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Muslim Refugee Acquitted of Rape Because of “Cultural” Differences

In France, a Muslim refugee was acquitted of rape of a girl based on a difference in “cultural norms,” according to WND. Now, I don’t like linking to an article involving the anti-Islam wacko Robert Spencer (not to be confused with the racist neo-Nazi wacko Richard Spencer, it’s a different “Spencer”). But no one should be acquitted of rape or any other crime of violence, when there is evidence of proof against the accused. No excuses. If you are someone who doesn’t understand that people have a right to not be raped and that it is immoral and criminal to do that, then tough noogies, in my view. Perhaps a good way for girls and women to protect themselves from rape or any violent assault is to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. This is exactly why women are the ones who should be encouraged to be armed, as they are more vulnerable than males.

Evidence Shows Hillary Collusions, FBI Collusions, But No Evidence of “Trump Collusions”

There are people who still believe that Donald Trump and his campaign “colluded with Russians” to steal the election away from Hillary Clinton. There has been no evidence of such allegations, as told by members of congressional intelligence committees including Dianne Feinstein, and as told by director of national intelligence James Clapper, CIA director Brennan, FBI director James Comey and others. They all testified that there was no evidence of such allegations. And we know that Mike Flynn’s guilty plea of lying to the FBI was a case of entrapment. There are people who actually believe that Flynn pleaded guilty to “Trump campaign colluding with Russians,” etc. I hear this on the radio constantly in discussions of these issues.

Meanwhile, Democrats are after Jill Stein to release documents which may indicate her involvement in “Russian collusions.” They are clearly going after Stein to punish her for being a threat to Hillary’s chances of getting elected President, in Stein’s challenge from Hillary’s left.

However, what we are not hearing from the mainstream media is regarding the collusions by the “deep state” including the FBI in attempting to interfere with the election on behalf of Hillary! Justin Raimondo details how top FBI officials plotted in that regard. Further info on that from Zero Hedge. And Judicial Watch shows how the State Department plotted with Hillary to remove call records as well as emails in order to obstruct investigations into her shady dealings as Madame Psychopath Secretary. Zero Hedge also details how FBI edits to James Comey’s testimony exonerating Hillary Clinton were for the purpose of “decriminalizing” her activities in which there was evidence to show they were in fact criminal.

And there’s more from Zero Hedge: Ex-Spy chief admits role in “deep state” intelligence war on Trump. And, FBI deputy director cancels testimony, something “far more sinister” with Fusion GPS, a group which fabricated the “Trump dossier” for campaign opposition research against Trump.

As James Bovard wrote recently, yes, the FBI is America’s secret police. In fact, the whole “deep state” is. The FBI, NSA, CIA, and all the rest.