The Mueller Report Explained
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In the wake of James Comey's firing, Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as a special counsel to take over the FBI's counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign and administration. The investigation now also became a criminal probe, alleging Trump fired Comey to obstruct justice.
Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was already under internal investigation for conflicts of interest in both the Clinton email scandal and the FBI's Russia investigation, became Acting FBI Director. McCabe later was fired and faced criminal prosecution. Ironically, Trump interviewed Mueller as Comey's replacement the day before Rosenstein appointed him Special Counsel,
Mueller hired several investigators who were later fired for their partisanship and bias.
No Americans have been accused or indicted for coordination, cooperation, collusion, or conspiracy with any Russian entity, government or private, to interfere in American elections. The indictments have solely been used to create Democratic talking points, and to hide the illegal actions of people employed in the Obama Justice Department, or who are still emloyed by the U.S. government.
According to USA Today, "Obama blew it big time" in regards to Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Mueller's final report flatly states that Russia began interfering in American democracy in 2014. Over the next couple of years, the effort blossomed into an attempt to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The Obama administration knew this and did nothing. Obama was singularly focused on the nuclear deal with Iran. Obama wanted Vladimir Putin in the deal, and to stand up to him on election interference would have, in Obama's estimation, upset that negotiation.
Of the eight cases or incidents of alleged Trump Campaign interaction with the Russians investigated by the Mueller team, the proposals to interact with the Russian Government or with Putin originated with FBI informants, MI-6 assets or people working with Fusion GPS, and not Trump or his people.
Mueller refused to testify under oath before Congressional committees about his final report for fear of undergoing tough questioning about the conduct of the investigation, mistreatment of victims of illegal surveillance, and political bias among staff. Democrats refused to subpoena him. In late May 2019 Mueller held a press conference, taking partisan swipes at President Trump. Nines days before Mueller's appointment as Special Counsel, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein wrote a memorandum reprimanding Mueller's successor at the FBI, James Comey, leading to Comey's firing:
we do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation. Derogatory information sometimes is disclosed in the course of criminal investigations and prosecutions, but we never release it gratuitously. The Director laid out his version of the facts for the news media as if it were a closing argument, but without a trial. It is a textbook example of what federal prosecutors and agents are taught not to do.
Mueller resigned from the Justice Department the same day before he could be fired as Comey was for the same behavior and misuse of power. Judicial Watch president Tim Fitton called for an investigation into Mueller.
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