A person close to the Trump witch hunt has told Bloomberg News that Mueller is “examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates.”
First of all, that has a potential to be very chilling for his businesses. Few buyers would want to subject themselves to the potential for the same kind of public square raping as Trump is having to endure just for the sake of a nice condo.
But on the investigation itself, Deputy Attorney General and witch hunt facilitator Rod Rosenstein stated upon his anointment of Mueller, that he was authorized to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.”
Rosenstein expanded that charge to include other matters that “may arise directly from the investigation.” He is empowered to press criminal charges, and he can request additional resources subject to the review of an assistant attorney general. Once again the interpretation of the word “matter” matters.
So now, Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, Cheryl Mills and the rest of the Obama criminal organization, including their own facilitators Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch and James Comey peer out from behind the mountains of evidence proving their own felonious activities as the hunting expedition has loaded their rifles and packs, formed a line and is moving out to see if they can “bag a big one,” the President of the United States. Our resources are being wasted on a political adventure instead of the known criminals who have seriously damaged this nation.
According to Bloomberg, the FBI is looking into Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, a SoHo development that included Russian associates, and the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow as well as the sale of a Florida mansion in 2008 to a Russian oligarch.
What are these taxpayer supported investigators doing looking into the purchases of private individuals when the mandate clearly states links between the Russian Government and individuals involved in the campaign? What position or title did any of those people hold in the Russian government? Is it a crime simply to have been born in Russia? Even if it is, the Mueller mandate is narrowly defined to the government.
They note that the witch hunt has now absorbed a money-laundering probe by anti-Trump henchman Preet Bharara into former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Was it because it made it easier and more effective to investigate the supposed Russia collusion? No, that case involve incidents which predate the campaign and does not include the President or his campaign. There’s no legitimate reason to combine the two.
But by “absorbing” that case the witch hunters can then incorporate those potential misdeeds into their own investigation, immediately providing themselves a justification for expanding beyond their initial focus. They can also improve their chances of assigning some successes to their hunting party, picking up a crippled bit of prey at the outset. That was the purpose for bringing in Preet Bharara’s boy, his former subordinate, U.S. Assistant Attorney, Andrew Goldstein, who’s familiar with and been working that case.
Trump attorney John Dowd, said on Thursday that he was unaware that President Trump’s businesses were part of the probe and considered them to be beyond the scope of what Mueller should be examining.
Dowd stated by email, “Those transactions are in my view well beyond the mandate of the Special counsel; are unrelated to the election of 2016 or any alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and most importantly, are well beyond any Statute of Limitation imposed by the United States Code.”
Mueller’s expedition is reported to also be investigating the Trump SoHo hotel condominium development, which was a licensing deal with Bayrock Capital LLC. In 2010, the former finance director of Bayrock filed a lawsuit claiming the firm structured transactions in fraudulent ways to evade taxes. Bayrock was a key source of capital for Trump projects, including Trump SoHo.
Again, where is the Russian government role and the connection to the 2016 campaign? Rosenstein didn’t hand out permission slips to personally attack President Trump by prying into anything and everything. It’s Russia, Russia, Russia, remember boys?
The 2013 Miss Universe pageant is supposedly of interest because a prominent Moscow developer, Aras Agalarov, paid $20 million to bring the beauty contest there. Trump reportedly met Herman Gref, chief executive of Russia’s biggest bank, Sberbank PJSC, while there. Meeting bankers is not a crime and once again, it is not colluding with the Russian government on the election and none of Mueller’s concern.
Another significant financial transaction involved a Palm Beach, Florida, estate Trump purchased in 2004 for $41 million, after its previous owner lost it in bankruptcy. In March of 2008, Russian fertilizer magnate Dmitry Rybolovlev bought the property for $95 million. The sale to that private individual took place while George Bush was still President. What does it have to do with the 2016 campaign.
Mueller’s expedition into all things Trump and all things Russia is extending way beyond his already shaking and illegitimate mandate. There’s a reason for that – otherwise he’s got nothing and he knows it. There is no Russia collusion, there never was. It was just the establishment’s excuse to get their foot in the door.
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