July 21, 2017
Everyone, including me is so worried about an attempted ongoing coup pointed right at the heart of our President. What they don't tell you, there is "no smoking gun," yet to be brought forward in this investigation, there never was and there still is no evidence of collusion with the Russians, or obstruction of justice, as far as we know.
I read an article put out by the newrepublic.com, in it they detail all the money laundering that went on inside of the Trump Towers. This may have happened, but in no way does it prove that Trump was aware of any of the dirty dealings that went on there. It does go on to speculate that he might of been a prime target for the money laundering because of his bankruptcies, monies owed. This of course is all speculation, with no evidence to prove he knew about any shady dealings. This is very hard to prove, but then it's not up to the Special Counsel to prove, it's up to the grand jury, should one be appointed. The Special Counsel only finds if the case is prosecutable, period.
The evidence that the Special Counsel most likely is revisiting focuses on a fine (10 million) that was levied on the Taj Mahal because of the anti-money laundering rules and ties to the Russians. Also, Caesars Palace was fined 9.5 million, Vegas Sands was fined 47.4 million, all took the fines to avoid prosecution under AML.
What most of the MSM's don't tell you, Trump does not own the Taj Mahal nor any of the other properties that were fined. His name was used under licensing agreements, that's the extent of it.
Much of his fortune comes from licensing his name, not from properties he owns.
So, while the Special Prosecutor and his thirteen or more and growing attorneys….who are helping him investigate Trump and his family are stumbling along and finding zero, zilch, nada, the USA is taking on a continuing financial burden that will be passed onto the tax payers, that makes me sick.
With all of the extra personnel that Mueller has brought with him, none of them require a Senate confirmation as specified under permanent indefinite appropriation (B-302582), this is an unending request for more lawyers and burdensome cost to the taxpayers.
The FBI said this was suppose to be a counter intelligence probe not one where it is a criminal investigation where you would specifically bring more lawyers onboard.
COMEY'S MARCH TESTIMONY – The following statement from Comey is proof it is a probe, not a criminal investigation. If it becomes a criminal investigation, they would tell us.
"I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts. As with any counterintelligence investigation, this will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed."
When Mueller was appointed Special Councel, his investigations were limited, unlike in 2003 when Patrick Fitzgerald was appointed to investigate unauthorized disclosure of CIA Officer Valerie Plame. If there is something he wants to investigate that is not within the parameters of the investigation, he must get approval from the acting Attorney General, Rod J Rosenstein.
Mueller is suppose to be investigating the Trump campaign people for possible ties to Russia. Mueller apparently wants to look at family members finances, why? If you look at Jared Kushner, he was a member of Trump's campaign. Jared helped in speech writing as well as staffing during the campaign, among other things. This ties Jared to the investigation, as well as why there would be possible financial investigations ongoing.
There has been talk of President Trump firing Mueller for possibly overstepping his bounds in looking at family members financials, possibly adding fuel to the speculation President Trump has reasons to fire him.
To set the record straight, since Ivanka is married to Jared, yes they could possibly be able to look at her finances. I say this because spouses finances often are commingled. That would also leave Melania Trump open to investigation also, if commingled. President Trump is very protective over his women in the family. In my opinion, this is why he reacted in an opinionated way over the possibility his family could face financial investigations during an interview with New York Times.
There are also many conflicts of interest that Mueller has while investigating the Trump campaign for Russian collusion. These conflicts of interest include Mueller's close relationship with ex-FBI Director James Comey, which would leave one to ask if he could discharge his duties as Special Counsel in a fair and unbiased way. The lawyers that Mueller hired to help with the investigation are Clinton attorneys, some are DNC donors. These are possible conflicts of interest that could be called into question, when and if Trump orders Rosenstein to fire Mueller.
So, as of now it looks like it is a stand off between Mueller and Trump, should Mueller cross the line and investigate his family's financial records there might be some recourse for Trump.
This could go many different ways as we are not privy to what, if anything they have found during the Special Counsel investigation, so far. Mueller might have to get approval from Rosenstein in order to look at family members finances, or there is a possibility they found something that took place during the campaign which could broaden the scope of the investigation, causing the President to back down and let the Special Counsel move forward.
WHEN CAN THE SPECIAL COUNSEL BE FIRED?
Under the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 28, §600.7 Conduct and accountability, paragraph (d) The Special Counsel may be disciplined or removed from office only by the personal action of the Attorney General. The Attorney General may remove a Special Counsel for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies. The Attorney General shall inform the Special Counsel in writing of the specific reason for his or her removal.
So, President Trump cannot remove the Special Counsel. If he orders Rosenstein to fire Mueller, there must be a plausible excuse for his termination. Seems to me that Trump has a plausible excuse with Mueller's conflicts of interest.
If President Trump does fire Mueller, Neera Tanden tweets that she will organize a massive protest to take to the streets. Well, good luck with that Neera, like that will change the firing of Mueller.
There are talks according to medium.com, Jack Posobiec in which President Trump is asking Senator Ted Cruz and others what they would do differently if Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns, as reports indicate. Also they are talking about a replacement for Robert Mueller, should he be fired.
In the below video, Attorney Larry Klayman from Freedom Watch talks about why President Trump should fire Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.
He reminds us that when the illegal surveillance was going on when Comey was the FBI Director, Mueller was also engaged with the surveillance of Trump when he was running the FBI.
He also points out that the ongoing investigation freezes out the Hillary Clinton investigation since most of the attorneys brought onboard by Mueller were involved with the Clinton Foundation. This is clear evidence of a biased investigation when they start talking about Hillary Clinton.