Elder Patriot – Yesterday the FBI, hiding behind a series of no-knock warrants, raided the offices, home and hotel room of President Trump’s longtime lawyer and friend Michael Cohen in violation of the Fourth Amendment:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No-knock warrants are granted only in egregious situations after the subject has refused to comply with prior demands to produce evidence and only after failing to produce that evidence following a subpoena.
Only then does the court then weigh the risk to the officers who are charged with securing that evidence. Unlike Hillary Clinton, in Michael Cohen’s case he had complied with every request from Mueller in a timely manner.
So what was Mueller thinking when he conspired with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan to kick in the doors on Trump’s attorney and violate the sacredly held right of attorney-client privilege?
From the beginning there has been no evidence to propel this investigation so how can this action be justified. If this is about a payment to Stormy Daniels, no laws were violated. Is Mueller intent on embarrassing the president for solely political reasons? So much for the claim that the FBI is not politicized.
Keep in mind that Rod Rosenstein is the man who holds ultimate sway over the various U.S. attorney’s offices around the country.
He is also the man who wrote the memorandum to President Trump recommending James Comey be fired and who them used the firing to justify the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the president’s obstruction of justice in firing Comey. Right, that’s kinda circuitous.
Who did he appoint to be that special counsel? Robert Mueller. Mueller had worked closely with Rosenstein years earlier when Rosenstein was himself a U.S. Attorney overseeing the Uranium One investigation that was killed by them FBI Director Robert Mueller under orders from the Obama White House.
Seriously, you can’t make this up. But history is replete with examples of exactly this kind of weaponization of the intelligence and law enforcement agencies to destroy political opponents.
Lavrentiy Beria was Marshal of the Soviet Union and state security administrator and chief of the Soviet security and secret police apparatus under Joseph Stalin during World War II, and promoted to deputy premier under the iron-fisted Stalin from 1941.
He infamously said:
“Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.”
In this light, Mueller’s actions can only be interpreted as the extreme desperation of a man who himself is facing the gallows.
Perhaps this is a Hail Mary by Mueller to have Trump fire him. Not only would it put him out of his pain but also it would make for great political fodder. President Trump won’t allow him to turn his prosecutorial failure into a political win by firing him.
Mueller may yet find something with which to embarrass President Trump but it will have no legal value. Whatever he hopes to find has no – repeat no – connection to Russian meddling.
A no-knock warrant would’ve been in order for the seizure of Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server so that her destruction of 30,000 emails could’ve been prevented. It would’ve also allowed a forensic analysis of the server to provide – perhaps – which foreign actors had hacked the information resident on her server.
So it’s likely that the Russians, the Chinese, the Iranians, and the North Koreans have knowledge of everything that was on that server but we don’t. Let that sink in.
It’s time for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to expose Rosenstein and Mueller’s wrongdoing in the Uranium One cover-up and have him removed for cause.