Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Operation Crossfire Hurricane: Mueller, Comey, Brennan and Steele’s Inside Job

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will soon file a report with evidence indicating disgraced former FBI Director James Comey was misleading President Trump. Even as he repeatedly assured the President he was not a target, Comey was secretly trying to build a conspiracy case while acting as an investigative agent.

Two U.S. officials briefed on the Inspector General’s investigation of possible FBI misconduct said Comey was essentially “running a covert operation against” the President, starting with a private “defensive briefing” he gave Trump just weeks before his inauguration. They said Horowitz has examined high-level FBI text messages and other communications indicating Comey was actually conducting a “counterintelligence assessment” of Trump during their January 2017 meeting in New York.

We learned yesterday the Justice Department instructed former Special Counsel Robert Mueller in a letter not to answer a wide variety of questions about his investigation of President Trump and Russian interference in the 2016 election when he testifies tomorrow.

Mueller will first appear before the House Judiciary Committee starting at 8:30 AM. Because of the Committee’s size, that hearing is expected to last about three hours. He will then appear before the House Intelligence Committee at noon, in a hearing that is expected to last about two hours.

The Justice Department expects that Mueller will “not go beyond” the public version of his March report.

Let it be known Mueller will be a reluctant witness appearing only under the threat of subpoena. Democrats have this fever dream in which they get Mueller to read from his report and the public will be jarred to hear what’s in it.

On Sunday, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said on Fox News Sunday, “the report presents very substantial evidence the President is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors.”

The hearings are being billed as the last chance for the Democrats to rekindle fading public interest in the Mueller investigation.

There are more than 2,000 footnotes included in Mueller’s report. Most of the citations are matter-of-fact support for claims made in the main text. But a close reading reveals that many of the footnotes raise more questions than they answer, especially regarding Mueller’s methods and intent. Some footnotes show that key allegations often rely on the flimsy say-so of media accounts; others show a willingness to accept the claims of anti-Trump critics at face value. Mueller and his team also used the footnotes as the place to include unsubstantiated gossip and speculation.  

Yes, Mr. Mueller’s testimony will indeed be must-see TV.  I have an inflatable swimming pool in my storage shed for Jerry Nadler and his ilk to swim in their own tears after this circus is over.  No minds will be changed. 

It is paramount to remember Mueller could never establish the underlying crime he was assigned to investigate. So, Democrats will showcase an investigation that was not obstructed into a crime that investigators could not establish actually happened.

UPDATE:  Welcome readers of Bad Blue Uncensored News.  We thank Doug Ross for linking to this post.

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