William Barr asked President Donald J. Trump to extend his position as US Attorney General for a week to announce criminal charges in the case of the second-largest terrorist bombing against Americans because Barr said he felt personally invested in announcing the charges due to his own involvement at the time of the bombing 32 years ago.
At the time of the bombing, Barr was Attorney General, and Robert S. Mueller was head of the FBI’s criminal division. Many people have heard the tales of Mueller’s 30 years of work on the case.
In a question and answer period afterward, Barr admitted he did not invite Mueller to attend the press event, which included a mother of one of the victims, but did not explain what Mueller was slighted.
The Wall Street Journal reported on the event:
Attorney General William Barr’s announcement Monday of U.S. charges against a man accused of assembling the device that blew up Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 over Lockerbie, Scotland, marks a further step toward a goal he set nearly three decades ago.
“It’s gratifying to me to be in on this chapter,” he said in an interview last week.
In 1991, Mr. Barr laid out the first indictments, against two Libyan intelligence officials, in the bombing that killed 270 people, including 190 Americans. “This investigation is by no means over,” he said then. “We have the resolve and the ability to track down, no matter how long it takes, those responsible for terrorist acts against Americans.”
That announcement was one of Mr. Barr’s first major appearances during his previous stint as attorney general. Monday’s news conference on the 32nd anniversary of the bombing was expected to be his last official public act before he steps down on Wednesday after serving in the post for a second time.”
The AP reported:
“The bombing of Flight 103, whose victims included dozens of American college students, spurred global investigations and produced sanctions against Libya, which ultimately surrendered two intelligence officials for prosecution before a Scottish court sitting in the Netherlands.
The announcement of prosecution against an additional individual would carry personal significance for Attorney General William Barr, who is leaving the position next week but held the same job when the Justice Department nearly 30 years ago revealed criminal charges in the U.S. against the two Libyans. Monday is the 32nd anniversary of the bombing.”
From the FBI:
“Former Senior Libyan Intelligence Officer and Bomb Maker for the Muamar Qaddafi Regime Charged for the December 21, 1988, Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 @FBIWFO@TheJusticeDept”
“Abu Agela Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi allegedly played a role in building the bomb that exploded over Scotland. The charges against him are the result of hundreds of interviews and leads that took investigators to 16 countries to pore over decades-old evidence.”
“The investigation has relied heavily on foreign partners, many in Scotland, where remnants of the plane fell, creating an 845-square-mile crime scene.”
32 years ago tonight I rushed to Lockerbie for the BBC after the bomb on Pan Am flight 103 killed 259 people onboard & 11 in the town. Twisted metal everywhere, so sharp it punctured the soles of my shoes. Half a street was flattened. On this day I think always of those people pic.twitter.com/m3Kowj7Lkl
The failed investigation by Robert Mueller yielded several charges of lying to congress. It turns out that Mueller lied under oath to Congress because of a recent email from Rod Rosenstein to the president. Will he be prosecuted? Maybe but I seriously doubt it. This goes back to an accusation President Trump made. He claimed that Mueller had interviewed for the job heading the FBI, but didn’t get it.
On the other hand, Mueller denied that he interviewed for the FBI job at all, but who told the truth? First, let us remember the questioning of Mueller by Florida Republican Representative Greg Steube:
Steube: Mr. Mueller, over here, did you indeed interview for the FBI Director job one day before you were appointed as Special Counsel?
Mueller: My understanding was I was not applying for the job, I was asked to give my input on what it would take to do the job which treated the interview you’re talking about.
Steube: So you don’t recall on May 16, 2017, that you interviewed with the President regarding the FBI Director job?
Mueller: I interviewed with the President.
Steube: For the FBI Director job?
Mueller: It was about the job and not me applying for the job.
Steube: So your statement here today is that you didn’t interview to apply for the FBI Director job?
Mueller: That’s correct.
Steube: So did you tell the Vice President that the FBI Director position would be the one job you would come back to for?
Mueller: I don’t recall that one.
Well, as it turns out the proof was a long time in coming but it finally made it. In an email from Rod Rosenstein to the president, he told Trump that Mueller was no longer interested in the FBI. That was on the very same day that Rosenstein appointed Mueller as the special counsel.
This may have created a suspicious-looking coincidence, but it also proved that Mueller lied. The lying to congress is a serious crime and Mueller viewed it dimly. The question becomes what is to be done about it and when? And it appears to be that Mueller was trying for the FBI job and Special counsel at the same time. Would he have tried to submarine Trump as the FBI director?
One thing is certain, the House won’t bring charges because Mueller is their guy. Mueller will go scot-free. No one will have the guts to charge him. But, it does show that Trump was telling them the truth about Mueller. At least we will have that satisfaction.
Mueller testified under oath he did NOT interview with Trump for the job of FBI Director on May 16, 2017
Yet new FOIA’d emails show DAG Rosenstein sending an email the very next day, May 17, saying that “Mueller” has now “withdrew from consideration for FBI Director”?
What this does is raise doubts over whether Mueller was conflicted. Furthermore, whether he lied to hide that conflict. I think the answer is obvious, but I still don’t foresee any action taken against Mueller. At the end of the day, this will just be one more bit of proof of being a two-tier justice system. One set of laws for Democrats and one for the Republicans. But, we already knew that. Just look at Hillary Clinton.
Opinion| Lawrence David| Keep alive the Russian collusion hoax at all costs… it’s all that the corrupt democrats, who turned our intelligence community into their personal dirty tricks campaign operation, have left before U.S. Attorney John Durham drops the sledgehammer of truth.
The appointment of a special counsel was a sham from the outset.
The alleged collusion between candidate Donald Trump and Russia was never substantiated. In fact, the dossier used by Team Obama as evidence to convince the FISA court to allow the surveillance of a political enemy, had been discredited as early as January 12, 2017.
Don’t take our word for it… Here’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s findings:
That was prior to the inauguration of incoming-President Trump. More importantly, that was four months prior to the appointment of the special counsel.
Significantly, no incriminating evidence linking then-President Trump to Russia was found during those four months of continued FBI investigations.
It can now be said with near certainty that the special counsel had been instituted to cover up a history of illegal surveillance by the Obama administration.
As long as the special counsel had an obstruction of justice charge handing over President Trump like the Sword of Damocles, and the opposition media ready to crucify him, the president was blocked from declassifying key documents that would have proved his innocence.
Trump couldn’t declassify anything lest the special counsel slap him with obstruction charges and the Marxist media burn him at the stake.
Beyond that, the special counsel proceeded authorizing FISA warrants based on the same false premise so that they could continue what can only be described as a witch hunt against the president, his family, and his associates.
As you read on keep in mind that Mueller’s team of handpicked hangmen brought no indictments for any substantive crimes related to Russian collusion, likely because they understood the scrutiny of a trial would expose the thin reed their case was built on as the product of an overactive imagination.
Robert Mueller’s recent op-ed attempts to justify the FBI ever opening the investigation…
Mueller: “By late 2016, the FBI had evidence that the Russians had signaled to a Trump campaign adviser that they could assist the campaign through the anonymous release of information damaging to the Democratic candidate.”
That’s a level of conflation worthy of Adam Schiff…
“The recently declassified FBI electronic communication (EC) that officially opened its Russia investigation, code-named Crossfire Hurricane, states that Downer had told the U.S. government that Papadopoulos had “suggested the Trump team had received some kind of suggestion from Russia that it could assist” the Trump campaign by anonymously releasing damaging, yet “unclear,” information about Clinton and President Obama. Not only was this tip vague, there was no evidence that the “some kind of suggestion” actually came from the Russian government or even a Russian national…
“… Speaking to the House Intelligence Committee, [former FBI deputy director Andrew] McCabe said the Papadopoulos-Mifsud tip was not considered evidence of a Russia connection.” (Go deep)
In the words of the FBI counterintelligence expert, Peter Strzok, there was no there, there.
But, protecting the Obama administration’s prior illegal surveillance continuing the Russia hoax became critical to the future legitimacy of the Democratic Party.
That explains why three days after Mueller’s piece was published, the top prosecutor on his team, Andrew Weissmann, published his own op-ed in the New York Times.
Weissmann effectively called for longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone to be brought “before a grand jury.” Stone was accused of being an intermediary between Russian hackers and WikiLeaks, something Mueller/Weissmann never proved but for which Stone was found guilty of lying about in a fixed trial.
Why the special counsel’s 22-month long investigation, led by Weissmann didn’t indict Stone is best explained this way;
There was no there, there and a deep dive during a trial during which, perhaps, just maybe, could expose the falsity behind the Russia hoax; that Russia and Wikileaks never consorted and might expose the possibility that the source of the DNC emails was a disenchanted DNC operative, S*** R***.
Those people who care to examine the evidence, as it becomes declassified, will see that the entire Mueller investigation was empowered only to prevent President Trump from maintaining his campaign promise:
“Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt establishment with a new government, controlled by you, the American people.
“The Washington establishment and the financial and media corporations that fund it exists for only one reason, to protect and enrich itself.
“The establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this election for those who control the levers of power in Washington.
“And for the global special interests they partner with, these people that don’t have your good in mind, our campaign represents a true existential threat…
A byproduct of the hatred the left has for President Trump is their necessity to strike back at anyone, or news, that shines a good light on him. Finally, after three-plus years, we are starting to get the fall out from all the investigations, charges, and now sentencing.
General Michael Flynn, who agree to a plea deal on December first, 2017, has subsequently aked to withdraw his plea after evidence came out that the FBI had set him up, di not have evidence, nor advised he was interviewed as part of an investigation. A deep state Judge, District Judge Emmet Sullivan, denied General Flynn’s request but a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit split 2-1 along ideological lines as it backed Flynn’s unusual bid to strong-arm U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan into accepting Attorney General William Barr’s move to pull the plug on the case against President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser.
Former campaign advisor, Roger Stone,67, a longtime Republican operative, was convicted of obstructing a congressional investigation into Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign and possible ties to Russia. Though issues such as the jury forewoman posting online about her disdain for Mr. Stone and President Trump, which she did not disclose during jury selection, the Obama appointed Judge, rejected his requests for a mistrial and moved forward with sentencing. President Trump gave him clemency for all the charges on Friday.
With the announcement of Stone’s pardon, the former special counsel of the Russian interference investigation had to strike back submitting an op-ed to the Washington Post.
In response, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced Sunday that he will call former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before the committee after Mueller penned a Washington Post op-ed slammed President Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence. This announcement has put a lot of those, who hopefully will be brought to justice soon, on alert as Mr. Mueller has all the information concerning the illegal actions taking my Adam Schiff and others in their attempt to take down a duly elected President Of The United States.
House Intelligence Chairman and serial liar Adam Schiff on Sunday wasn’t too happy about Lindsey Graham’s move to call in Robert Mueller to testify about the sham Trump-Russia investigation.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday announced he will be calling Robert Mueller to testify after the former special counsel blasted Roger Stone in a Washington Post op-ed.
“Apparently Mr. Mueller is willing – and also capable – of defending the Mueller investigation through an oped in the Washington Post.” – Lindsey Graham said.
“Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have previously requested Mr. Mueller appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about his investigation. That request will be granted,” he added.
Adam Schitt Schiff seemed nervous about the idea of Mueller testifying again now that the DOJ has declassified countless documents proving the special counsel’s Russian collusion investigation was a complete scam. “I suspect that all Lindsey Graham wants to do is continue his counter-factual counter-narrative, that is that Donald Trump is somehow the victim when Donald Trump was the one inviting Russians to help him get elected in the first place,” Schiff said.
Rep. Adam Schiff: "I suspect that all Lindsey Graham wants to do is continue his counter-factual counter-narrative, that is that Donald Trump is somehow the victim when Donald Trump was the one inviting Russians to help him get elected in the first place." pic.twitter.com/Vk8PIo9Ghd
Schiff echoed Mueller’s lies and asserted Roger Stone was acting as an intermediary for the Trump campaign and communicating with Russian intel through their ‘cutout’ WikiLeaks. This is a blatant lie and the fact that Roger Stone was never even charged with an underlying crime further proves Mueller (Weissmann) had NOTHING. Roger Stone was charged with process crimes after countless hours of questioning by Mueller’s crooked team of Democrats because there was no hacking and Stone never broke the law.
The cat and mouse show continues. What frustrates a lot of Americans is the very slow wheels of justice on Capitol Hill, except when you need the President impeached, before Christmas, then you can move at amazing speed. The deep state used Flynn. Stone, Michel Cohen, and Paul Manafort for easy process crime convictions to give the impression everyone working with President Trump is dirty. In reality, they expected these, and the fake dossier would force President Trump out of office, and this responsibility fell on the shoulders of Robert Mueller. After seeing Mr. Mueller’s previous testimony, I believe Andrew Weisman wrote the opt-ed for Mueller, but it will be Mueller that will be on the hot seat. They would have been better to keep their mouths shut, now the aging guy they did not want to testify again, will be in front of the world soon.
This is the caliper of people that the 12 angry Democrats mobilized in in order to execute their coup. This should tell you all you need to know about the nature of their efforts and their character …
Opinion|| A Lebanese American businessman, George Nader, a key witness for the Robert Mueller witch hunt has been sentenced to ten years in prison on child sex charges.
Nader admitted bringing a 14-year-old boy from the Czech Republic into the United States for the purpose of having sex with the boy.
That would give him a strong reason to misrepresent the facts (lie) in order to get a reduced sentence, although apparently it didn’t help.
But, maybe it did because ten years is the least the judge could have given him. He also agreed to pay his victim $100k in restitution.
It does, however, affect his credibility as a witness. But even with witnesses such as Nader, Mueller could not find a single thread of collusion either by Trump or by anyone in his campaign.
Nader’s name appears over 100 times in Mueller’s report and it documents his efforts to broker a deal between the Trump campaign and Russia, but without success.
He had a previous arrest after customs found two tapes of underage boys hidden in candy tins. He received just a six-month sentence after he played a large role in securing the release of hostages from Iran.
Later, in 2003, Nader sentenced to a 1-year prison term in the Czech Republic after being convicted there on 10 counts of sexually abusing minors and sentenced to a one-year prison term in 2003.
Prosecutors say the abused boys were largely child prostitutes. The 14-year-old boy brought to the U.S. also alleged he was victimized by Nader int he Czech case, though Nader’s lawyers say he wasn’t convicted there. The two sides dispute the extent of abuse inflicted on the boy in the U.S. but Nader has admitted to one sex act.
Nader “used his contacts and his wealth to accomplish” bringing the Czech boy into the U.S., prosecutor Jay Prabhu wrote.
The current case against Nader began in 2018 when images were found on his phone after it was confiscated under a search warrant connected to the Mueller probe. By Steven Ahle
This is the level they had to sink to try and frame President Trump. You can always judge a man by the people they hang around with, and in this case …
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow appeared to have a more optimistic view of the Mueller hearings on Wednesday night, calling it a “remarkable day” and insisted that it wasn’t a “great day” for President Trump.
“I will tell you, I was not quite sure what to expect from today’s testimony by Robert Mueller,” Maddow told her audience. “If you had told me that today, we would get from Robert Mueller over the course of these seven hours such a blunt accounting from him… of who in the president’s campaign was compromised by Russia, and how, specifically how they were compromised by Russia, including the president.”
White House: Mueller Testimony ‘Epic Embarrassment for Democrats’
The White House said that former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony on July 24 was an “epic embarrassment for Democrats,” as President Donald Trump ‘s 2020 campaign manager called it “a disaster.”
After the first section of the hearing, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement: “The last three hours have been an epic embarrassment for the Democrats. Expect more of the same in the second half.”
Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, later added: “These hearings were a disaster for Democrats.”
“This entire spectacle has always been about the Democrats trying to undo the legitimate result of the 2016 election and today they again failed miserably. Robert Mueller confirmed what we already knew: No collusion, no obstruction, and the way President Trump has been treated is unprecedented,” he added.
“Almost three years and tens of millions of dollars have been wasted on this witch hunt and it is now even more apparent that Democrats are completely consumed with their hatred of the President and their obsession with overturning the will of the people who elected him.”
Jay Sekulow, Trump’s counsel, said in a statement that the testimony from Mueller “exposed the troubling deficiencies of the Special Counsel’s investigation.”
“The testimony revealed that this probe was conducted by a small group of politically-biased prosecutors who, as hard as they tried, were unable to establish either obstruction, conspiracy, or collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. It is also clear that the Special Counsel conducted his two-year investigation unimpeded,” he added. “The American people understand that this issue is over. They also understand that the case is closed.”