Witch Hunt nonsense destroyed... Obama White House Counsel and other Dems targeted in Mueller Probe

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Obama WH counsel faces possible prosecution in Mueller-initiated probe

Former Obama White House Counsel and Clinton-linked attorney Greg Craig may soon be charged by the Justice Department for engaging in illegal unregistered overseas lobbying, in a case initially probed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller -- a development that would make him the first Democrat to face prosecution amid the long-running Russia investigation.



New York prosecutors are also looking into potential similar charges regarding another Clinton-connected Washington insider, Tony Podesta. In September, Manafort admitted to directing two firms -- Mercury Public Affairs and the Podesta Group -- to lobby in the U.S. on behalf of a Ukrainian political party and Ukraine's government, then led by Yanukovych, Manafort's longtime political patron.
All those Trump supporters who cried foul, claiming that Mueller was working on behalf of the Democrats have just been handed their asses. As I said from the beginning, Mueller is going to follow this wherever it leads. Anyone who is involved should be properly investigated and charged if applicable. Whether they are Blues or Reds doesn't matter.
 
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Hate to tell you that it's still a witch hunt because none of the democrats are related to Mueller's task either.

Sure he was stupidly given the power to do this by congress (big mistake) but it wasn't what he was supposed to be looking for.
 

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Hate to tell you that it's still a witch hunt because none of the democrats are related to Mueller's task either.

Sure he was stupidly given the power to do this by congress (big mistake) but it wasn't what he was supposed to be looking for.
Sure it was. The SCO was tasked with investigating, and prosecuting, any crimes that were discovered. This is all well within his mandate. The courts have agreed on several occasions.

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600.4, which Mueller was directly tasked with investigating

§ 600.4 Jurisdiction.
(a)Original jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of a Special Counsel shall be established by the Attorney General. The Special Counsel will be provided with a specific factual statement of the matter to be investigated. The jurisdiction of a Special Counsel shall also include the authority to investigate and prosecute federal crimes committed in the course of, and with intent to interfere with, the Special Counsel's investigation, such as perjury, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, and intimidation of witnesses; and to conduct appeals arising out of the matter being investigated and/or prosecuted.

“It’s a witch hunt because they did lots of crimes!” Is not a very good defense
 
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That's what I meant about giving him too much power.

As you can see from the intent of the document, nothing being investigated at this point is even remotely related to that, by either the republicans or the democrats.

It's a witch hunt, authorized yes, but still not part of his original mission plan.

He is not simply investigating things that "come up", he is actively digging into people's lives if they are even remotely connected to this, with no evidence, in the hopes of turning something up.

That should be illegal.
 

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That's what I meant about giving him too much power.

As you can see from the intent of the document, nothing being investigated at this point is even remotely related to that, by either the republicans or the democrats.

It's a witch hunt, authorized yes, but still not part of his original mission plan.
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It was clearly part of the “original mission plan”. Just because you don’t like it or think it’s too broad doesn’t mean that it wasn’t what his mandate was

He is not simply investigating things that "come up", he is actively digging into people's lives if they are even remotely connected to this, with no evidence, in the hopes of turning something up.

That should be illegal
Link? Where is your supporting proof that he is digging with no evidence? Who, specifically, is he investigating without evidence and about what?

For example, the charges against the men in the OP came from their ties to Manafort and lobbying on behalf of Ukrain.
 
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It was clearly part of the “original mission plan”. Just because you don’t like it or think it’s too broad doesn’t mean that it wasn’t what his mandate was



Link? Where is your supporting proof that he is digging with no evidence? Who, specifically, is he investigating without evidence and about what?

For example, the charges against the men in the OP came from their ties to Manafort and lobbying on behalf of Ukrain.
His mandate is the beginning of the document, investigating related instances is a sub-section, not part of the mandate.

I'm not sure if you are familiar with how official documents are worded but there is a specific process they must follow legally.

What Mueller is doing is ignoring the mandate and focusing on the sub-section as if that were his mandate, it's not.

Once he finished his original task, which is determining the extent of Russian involvement that should have been it, no more investigations.

Now he is investigating people who knew someone who knew someone who knew someone who was originally connected to the mandate.
 
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If congress wants to investigate all these people for all these various unrelated crimes then they have the power to do so but it wasn't Mueller's appointed job.

He was here for one purpose which has been completed for quite awhile now.
 

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Hate to tell you that it's still a witch hunt because none of the democrats are related to Mueller's task either.

Sure he was stupidly given the power to do this by congress (big mistake) but it wasn't what he was supposed to be looking for.
That's just wishful thinking from the pro-criminal #TrumpCult.
 
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That's just wishful thinking from the pro-criminal #TrumpCult.
Nothing wishful about it, it's a statement of fact.

These democrats getting caught up in the net are no more under his responsibility than the republicans were.

Mueller was supposed to investigate Trump and his inner workings and determine a connection and also the extent of Russian influence on that group.

That is all.

What the hell any democrat has to do with this is beyond stupid.

And yes, I am coming to their defense because I am non-partisan like that.
 

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Nothing wishful about it, it's a statement of fact.

These democrats getting caught up in the net are no more under his responsibility than the republicans were.

Mueller was supposed to investigate Trump and his inner workings and determine a connection and also the extent of Russian influence on that group.

That is all.

What the hell any democrat has to do with this is beyond stupid.

And yes, I am coming to their defense because I am non-partisan like that.
You're contradicting yourself.