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Thread: Judging by Mueller's staffing choices, he may not be very interested in justice

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    Judging by Mueller's staffing choices, he may not be very interested in justice

    Judging by Mueller's staffing choices, he may not be very interested in justice


    What was supposed to have been a search for Russia’s cyberspace intrusions into our electoral politics has morphed into a malevolent mission targeting friends, family and colleagues of the president. The Mueller investigation has become an all-out assault to find crimes to pin on them — and it won’t matter if there are no crimes to be found. This team can make some.

    Many Americans despise President Trump and anyone associated with him. Yet turning our system of justice into a political weapon is a danger we must guard against.

    Think back to April 1, 1940, and a world awash in turmoil, hate and fear. Revered Attorney General Robert H. Jackson assembled the United States attorneys. In remarks enshrined in the hearts of all good prosecutors, he said, “The citizen's safety lies in the prosecutor who tempers zeal with human kindness, who seeks truth and not victims, who serves the law and not factional purposes, and who approaches his task with humility.”

    Yet Mueller tapped a different sort of prosecutor to lead his investigation — his long-time friend and former counsel, Andrew Weissmann. He is not just a “tough” prosecutor. Time after time, courts have reversed Weissmann’s most touted “victories” for his tactics. This is hardly the stuff of a hero in the law.

    Weissmann, as deputy and later director of the Enron Task Force, destroyed the venerable accounting firm of Arthur Andersen LLP and its 85,000 jobs worldwide — only to be reversed several years later by a unanimous Supreme Court.

    Next, Weissmann creatively criminalized a business transaction between Merrill Lynch and Enron. Four Merrill executives went to prison for as long as a year. Weissmann’s team made sure they did not even get bail pending their appeals, even though the charges Weissmann concocted, like those against Andersen, were literally unprecedented.

    Weissmann’s prosecution devastated the lives and families of the Merrill executives, causing enormous defense costs, unimaginable stress and torturous prison time. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the mass of the case.

    Weissmann quietly resigned from the Enron Task Force just as the judge in the Enron Broadband prosecution began excoriating Weissmann’s team and the press began catching on to Weissmann’s modus operandi.

    Mueller knows this history. Is this why he tapped Weissmann to target Paul Manafort?

    Judging by Mueller's staffing choices, he may not be very interested in justice | TheHill

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    About the author of the article in the OP.


    Sidney Powell (@SidneyPowell1) was a federal prosecutor in three districts under nine U.S. attorneys from both political parties, then in private practice for more than 20 years. She is a past president of the Bar Association of the 5th Federal Circuit and of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. A veteran of 500 federal appeals, she published "Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice." She consulted with Arthur Andersen on appeal and represented one of the Merrill Executives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    About the author of the article in the OP.


    Sidney Powell (@SidneyPowell1) was a federal prosecutor in three districts under nine U.S. attorneys from both political parties, then in private practice for more than 20 years. She is a past president of the Bar Association of the 5th Federal Circuit and of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. A veteran of 500 federal appeals, she published "Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice." She consulted with Arthur Andersen on appeal and represented one of the Merrill Executives.
    I see... And it's simply not fair for Mueller to hire lawyers who kicked her ass in court, huh?

    Sounds like a personal problem. As for her opinion piece, nobody in their right mind would take such a hyperbolic rant seriously.

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    Anyone who thinks mueller is seeking justice is at best lying to themselves.
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    Trump's wriggling in the net. His followers are nervous
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    Anyone who thinks mueller is seeking justice is at best lying to themselves.
    Agreed.

    Justice was NEVER the plan.

    Soft Coup is ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Trump's wriggling in the net. His followers are nervous
    Desperate thread after desperate thread....fun times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Desperate thread after desperate thread....fun times.
    When is Trump going down? Man up, Sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofball View Post
    When is Trump going down? Man up, Sport.
    Before Hillary
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Before Hillary
    Hillary's only 90 days, isn't she?

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