Will Mueller’s report show collusion by the Democrats? Probably not

On Thursday we are supposed to get Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report on the Trump’s campaign’s alleged Russian collusion.

I have a sense it will be pushed back to Good Friday to dampen the impact for the Democrats since there is no smoking gun.

Two years and multiple millions in costs, Mueller’s non-partisan team has already concluded that there was no collusion or obstruction of justice by the Trump campaign or administration.

We know now the whole probe into this specious charge was the Fusion/GPS report written by ex-British spy Christopher Steele working with Nellie Ohr, wife of Justice Department executive Bruce Ohr.

The Steel report was paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign through their law firm Perkins Coie.

The Clinton campaign and members of the Obama administration working with “friendly” journalists leaked the dossier to get more “evidence” to present to the FISA court in order to get warrants to spy on American citizens.

We probably will not hear about any of this from Mueller’s report. We will not hear about the spying on Americans such as Carter Page, George Papadopoulos nor  Lt. Gen Michael Flynn. There will be no mention of the bugging of Trump Tower just before the 2016 election.

We also will not hear how perverted this whole investigation was. In America you are allowed to investigate a crime. In the dossier case, they investigated presidential candidate Donald Trump looking for a crime. It’s the basic premise and protection afforded all of us under the Fourth Amendment that was violated.

While the first draft of history is usually wrong, I have a sense this first take on Russian collusion will be so spectacularly biased that it will not be worth anything at all except to give testimony to how slanted the media is to this president.

Remember, last week we had the Attorney General of the United States tell a Congressional panel — under oath — that he believes that the president-elect of the United States was spied upon by the Obama administration.

Anybody remember the blaring headlines when that story broke? Were you aghast when you saw the unusual six column, two deck headline across the top of the Washington Post or New York Times?

Of course not. They buried the story inside the paper, very small.

Whenever the report is released, there is no smoking gun. I’ll bet there is plenty of innuendo though that the media will jump on to blunt the force of the report that no collusion or obstruction occurred.

However innuendo cannot be prosecuted. If you could, there would be no one in Congress to react to the story.


All Mueller’s indictments come from lying to his probe, not during campaign

I have to laugh at the reactions to the Roger Stone arrest over the weekend.

Stone was seized by FBI agents in a pre-dawn SWAT-team like raid on his Florida home.

But here’s the thing, Stone’s charges — like that of all the other charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller — are charges that stem from after the probe began.

The charges are not from the Trump presidential campaign. None of the charges have anything to do with Russian collusion. Many are for lying to the FBI and stem from these men giving false statements.

How did the FBI know they were false statements? Because they have the FISA warrants, which allowed them to spy on the campaign. So when the FBI questioned these individuals and the sworn affidavit didn’t jive with the secret tapes they were hit with false statement charges.

It almost sounds like entrapment to me, since no one knew the government was spying on its own citizens. Here’s a rundown of Mueller’s main cases against Trump associates so far:

  • George Papadopoulos: Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, was arrested in July 2017 and pleaded guilty in October 2017 to making false statements to the FBI. He got a 14-day federal sentence. No one does 14 days in federal jail, that’s like being locked up in drunk tank overnight.
  • Paul Manafort: Trump’s ex-campaign chair, was indicted on a total of 25 different counts by Mueller’s team, related mainly to his past work for Ukrainian politicians and past tax returns. Manafort’s  was convicted on eight counts of financial crimes. He awaits trial on secondary charges all stemming from false statements.
  • Michael Flynn: Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty in December 2017 to making false statements to the FBI.
  • Michael Cohen: Trump’s ex-lawyer pleaded guilty to eight counts In August 2018— tax charges, related to his finances and taxi business, and campaign finance violations — related to hush money paid to women who alleged had affairs with Trump with NYC federal officials, as part of a separate investigation that Mueller recommended. In November, he made a plea deal with Mueller to get leniency on lying to Congress charges over constructing a Trump Tower in Moscow.
  • Roger Stone: On Friday, Mueller indicted the Trump adviser on seven counts of lying to the House Intelligence Committee about his efforts to get in touch with WikiLeaks during the campaign and witness tampering.

This closest Mueller got to Russia — but not collusion with the Trump campaign — was the  12 Russian military intelligence officers who were charged with hacking and leaking of leading Democrats’ emails in 2016. No connection to Trump team.

So where are the collusion charges? They do not exist.

However people who are just Trump haters will cite these men as being crooked, so Trump’s crooked and let’s bring impeachment charges against him.

I say, if the FBI was spying on you and then brought you in for questioning a week later, then they ask you what you had for lunch on Tuesday the 17th and you say sushi and they have you talking about egg salad, well you could be charged with lying to the FBI. It’s that simple.