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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dudley Mueller

If you are to believe every Democrat and a significant number of GOP #NeverTrumpers, the Mueller investigation is the epitome of ethics and a forthright attempt to "get to the bottom of" claims of Russian collusion. Mueller, if you were to believe the establishment elites, is the Dudley DoRight of lawyers and investigators.
It's odd, isn't it, that with all the leaks out of the Mueller-DoRight investigation, there has been no mention of any investigation of collusion between the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Russians, even with this week's major investigative report (ignored, as usual, by most of the trained hamsters in the media) that indicates clear and continuous contact between a Clinton cutout, Fusion GPS, and the Russians throughout the 2016 campaign and after.

Lee Smith of RealClearInvestigations reports:
The June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between high-ranking members of the Republican presidential campaign staff and a Russian lawyer with Kremlin ties remains the cornerstone of claims that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election.

A growing body of evidence, however, indicates that the meeting may have been a setup -- part of a broad effort to tarnish the Trump campaign involving Hillary Clinton operatives employed by Kremlin-linked figures and Department of Justice officials. This view, that the real collusion may have taken place among those who arranged the meeting rather than the Trump officials who agreed to attend it, is supported by two disparate lines of evidence pulled together for the first time here: newly released records and a pattern of efforts to connect the Trump campaign to Russia.

The first line of evidence includes emails, texts, and memos recently turned over to Congress by the Department of Justice. They show how closely senior Justice Department officials and the Federal Bureau of Investigation worked with employees of Fusion GPS, a Washington-based research firm reportedly paid $1 million by Clinton operatives to dig up dirt on the Trump campaign.

They reveal that then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, the fourth-highest-ranking official at DOJ, coordinated before, during and after the election with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, who did work for the Clinton campaign and Russians; and former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who was employed by Simpson.

... In fact, the Russian lawyer at the center of the [infamous Trump Tower] meeting, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was his [Glenn Simpson's] client.

She has publicly stated that she used talking points developed by Simpson for the Russian government in that discussion. Kremlin officials also posted the allegations on the Prosecutor General’s website, and shared them with visiting U.S. congressional delegations.

In addition, Simpson has testified that he had dinner with Veselnitskaya the night before the meeting and the night after.

Accompanying Veselnitskaya to the meeting was Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin, who had served in the Soviet Union’s military counterintelligence service. His role remains unclear, but evidence suggests he may have been the source Simpson was alluding to in December 2016 when Ohr recorded that Simpson told him, “Much of the collection about the Trump campaign ties to Russia comes from a former Russian intelligence officer (? not entirely clear) who lives in the U.S.”

Veselnitskaya hired Simpson in spring 2014 for work that lasted, according to Simpson’s Senate testimony, until “mid to late 2016.”
Gosh, you'd think because the New York Times and other trained hamsters in the media are so, so concerned about Russian collusion, they'd launch their own investigative resources to corroborate or refute the RealClear Investigations allegations, but nope. No interest -- none at all. You'd think the Dudley Mueller and his band of lawyers (patriots and Clinton stalwarts all) would be appalled by allegations that HRC worked with the Russkies and mount their own grand jury probe. Nope, no possibility of wrong doing, none at all. But Stormy Daniels or Omasosa ... oh, that's another story entirely.

Dudley (err, Robert Muller) has broadened his probe to ensnare everyone from crooked lobbyist Paul Manafort to aging porn star Stormy Daniels to sleezy fixer-lawyer Micheal Cohen, to sleezy political operator, Roger Stone) all in an effort to bust Donald Trump. Yet, not one shred of credible evidence has been leaked to indicate that Trump colluded with the Russians. It does seem odd, does it not, that Mueller and his merry band of investigators seem unwilling to broaden their collusion probe to look at the only real Russian collusion that occurred during the 2016-2017 campaign and promoted by Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Hmmm. Given Dudley's selective focus, it sure looks like a "witch hunt" to me.