Especially conflicted prosecutor Robert Mueller, today indicts Paul Manafort and Rick Gates in a last ditch desperate move to save his own job. The indictment is based on old business deals in Cyprus and nothing to do with President Donald J. Trump or the Russia based witch-hunt of the president.
The indictment is presumed to be a tactic to force Paul Manafort to make up lies against President Trump and Russia. Will it work? No. First, President Trump did not collude with Russians nor get elected because of Russia. Even if the worst of the witch-hunt charges were true they were not illegal at all and merely “trying to create crimes” as Professor Dershowitz has demonstrated.
Secondly, the notion that this old business deal will somehow scare Paul Manafort is comic. Paul Manafort is a tough lawyer with even tougher lawyers who knows that Andrew Weissman, the Mueller henchman whose specialty is finance crimes, is a bit of a clod. Weissman’s earlier prosecutions on Enron were all thrown out of court:
They say he intimidated witnesses by threatening indictments, created crimes that did not exist and, in one case, withheld evidence that could have aided the accused. At one hearing, an incredulous district court judge looked down at an Enron defendant and told him he was pleading guilty to a wire fraud crime that did not exist. [snip]
Mr. Weissmann’s cases against Andersen and Merrill Lynch lay in shambles just a few years later.
The Supreme Court, in a 9-0 vote in 2005, overturned the Andersen conviction. A year later, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals erased all the fraud convictions against four Merrill Lynch managers. The jury had acquitted another defendant.
“People went off to prison for a completely phantom of a case,” said Mr. Kirkendall. [snip]
Given Mr. Weissmann’s long association with Mr. Mueller, who has given him a prominent management role in one of the most important investigations in U.S. history, The Times took a look back at Mr. Weissmann‘s’ 2002-05 Enron task force tenure.
His hardball tactics seem intact today. Within weeks of his arrival in June, the FBI executed a no-knock, predawn raid on Mr. Manafort’s condo. Agents stayed for hours after waking up the target and his wife.
Then a leak appeared in The New York Times. Mr. Mueller had informed Mr. Manafort that he would be indicted. It’s an old Enron tactic: Scare people into talking.
Paul Manafort knows this history of failure by Weissman and Mueller so Paul Manafort will not be scared by these two stooges. (Another Mueller henchwoman, Kyle Freeny formerly of the money-laundering unit at the Department of Justice, has her own history of lies before Judge Hanen which led Judge Hanen to say “The misconduct in this case was intentional, serious and material,” Hanen wrote in May 2016. “In fact, it is hard to imagine a more serious, more calculated plan of unethical conduct.”)
Why Did Mueller Indict Now?
This week the F.B.I. will finally produce documents to congressional investigators on Fusion GPS which will at the very least embarrass the F.B.I. and the Department of Justice. Mueller wants to distract from this because it exposes how James Comey, Mueller’s friend, is at the center of most of the created crimes dreamed up by President Trump’s enemies.
This week the F.B.I. informant on the Uranium One investigation will communicate with congressional investigators. Mueller wants to distract from this too because Uranium One and the related scandals directly implicate Mueller and the entire Obama gangster government.
This is all a last ditch effort by Mueller the especially conflicted prosecutor to save his own job in the face of increasing calls to resign:
Mueller, whose office is apparently leaking the “secret” news that a grand jury has approved charges against an unidentified defendant, assumed his role with one big conflict, his relationship with his successor at the FBI, James Comey. That conflict has morphed into several more that are fixable only by resignation.
The Wall Street Journal has also called for Mueller’s resignation in light of his many conflicts, especially when it comes to the corrupt leaker and ethically challenged long-legged freak James Comey.
Especially conflicted Mueller wants to distract from all the calls for his resignation and that of his corrupt team.
This week President Trump will name a new Chair of the Federal Reserve, an appointment that is very important to the American economy. On November 3 President Trump will go to Asia on a very important trip to confront North Korea even as three American aircraft carrier battle groups circle that rogue nation. This week congressional Republicans will unveil the President Trump tax plan too. Mueller wants to distract from all that President Trump will do.
Mueller indicts Manafort in order to try to appear relevant and effective. But its too late for Mueller. Mueller will try to use this indictment to distract from questions about his own insurmountable challenges and conflicts.
Mueller has already been exposed on many of his conflicts. Perhaps if he had indicted someone on anything two months ago or even a month ago, before Mueller himself faced many ethical questions this indictment of Manafort could be seen as something other than the distraction it is from the increased calls for Mueller’s resignation.
As we previously noted, it’s all one big Obama SuperScandal.