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Best Buds Mueller and Comey Target Trump
New Zeal Blog ^ | 5/23/17 | Cliff Kincaid

Posted on 05/24/2017 1:50:42 PM PDT by Mozilla

The Washington Post, a mouthpiece for Obama holdovers in the CIA and other agencies, reports that “sources” say a current White House official is under investigation as “a significant person of interest” in Russia-gate, but that the sources “would not further identify the official.”

This is a case of anonymous officials talking about an anonymous official.

Interestingly, the term “person of interest” was used by the FBI against scientist Steven Hatfill in the post-9/11anthrax letters case. He was totally innocent and the Department of Justice paid him $5.8 million in damages.

After dismissing Hatfill and several others as suspects, the FBI blamed a dead U.S. Army scientist, Bruce Ivins. However, evidence indicates that the more likely culprits were al-Qaeda operatives who got the anthrax from a U.S. lab. The truth was too embarrassing for the FBI to reveal.

The new Russia-gate special counsel, former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, presided over this fiasco. What’s more, Mueller was sued for malfeasance in the case by FBI agent Richard Lambert who was put in charge of the anthrax investigation.

Yet, here is what we read about Mueller, who was FBI director under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama:

“Widely respected by members of both parties” and “an unflinching advocate for facts,” claims The New York Times. “Skilled and upright,” writes Kimberley A. Strassel of The Wall Street Journal. “Widely respected” and “highly regarded by both parties,” writes Andrew McCarthy of National Review. “Uniquely suited to the task,” says The Washington Post.

These comments reflect the consensus of what President Trump would call the “swamp.”

A New York Times editorial was titled “Robert Mueller: The Special Counsel America Needs.” Making no mention of the anthrax debacle, it called Mueller “one of the few people with the experience, stature and reputation to see the job through.”

A far different opinion is offered by Carl M. Cannon, executive editor and Washington Bureau chief of RealClearPolitics, who noted that the FBI director fired by Trump, James Comey, and Mueller “have a long history as professional allies. For Mueller to be brought in to investigate the behavior of the guy who sacked Comey seems a conflict of interest.”

Cannon pointed to their work on the anthrax case, saying, “Comey and Mueller badly bungled the biggest case they ever handled. They botched the investigation of the 2001 anthrax letter attacks that took five lives and infected 17 other people…”

Like Mueller, Comey, who was deputy attorney general, declared Hatfill guilty.

Leaving aside Comey’s mishandling of another major investigation, the Hillary emails, consider his conduct and behavior.

While President Trump has been attacked for calling Comey a “nut job” and “crazy,” Comey friend Benjamin Wittes says the former FBI director tried to hide in the curtains during a White House visit for a ceremony honoring law enforcement officials who provided security at the inauguration.

The New York Times reported, “Mr. Comey—who is 6 feet 8 inches tall and was wearing a dark blue suit that day—told Mr. Wittes that he tried to blend in with the blue curtains in the back of the room, in the hopes that Mr. Trump would not spot him and call him out.”

Was the 6 foot 8 inch Comey so crazy that he went to a White House event with Trump but tried to hide from him in the drapes?

Wittes, in his own words, says that Comey “felt that he could not refuse a presidential invitation, particularly not one that went to a broad array of law enforcement leadership. So he went. But as he told me the story, he tried hard to blend into the background and avoid any one-on-one interaction. He was wearing a blue blazer and noticed that the drapes were blue. So he stood in the back, right in front of the drapes, hoping Trump wouldn’t notice him camouflaged against the wall. If you look at the video, Comey is standing about as far from Trump as it is physically possible to be in that room.”

However, Comey was wearing a red tie that stood out like a sore thumb. His suit was darker than the drapes. Plus, Comey is so tall that he is hard to ignore, even with drapes behind him. Frankly this is nothing more than a diversion from the real issue—FBI corruption.

Reporters would rather write about the drapes than investigate the corruption under Comey and his predecessor, Mueller.

Who is Benjamin Wittes? He is the co-author of The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones—Confronting A New Age of Threat. He discusses the anthrax attacks in the book.

Five years after the FBI “closed” the case, Wittes doesn’t seem to accept the verdict that Bruce Ivins was the villain. He refers to Ivins as the FBI’s “suspect,” quickly adding, “or whoever else may have been responsible for the attacks.”

So why didn’t Comey reopen the case? One possible explanation is that he didn’t want to upset Mueller and the FBI officials who engaged in the cover-up. He had approved their targeting of, and conclusions about, Hatfill.

In return, Mueller, as special counsel in Russia-gate, can be expected to do Comey a big favor. He will not probe Comey’s malfeasance in using the phony “Trump Dossier” to investigate President Trump and his team. That is the real story—how Hillary donors financed by pro-Russian interests hired a former British agent to concoct an assortment of charges against Trump.

Mueller is a company man; he will protect the FBI and its former director and friend. The fix is in.

This is a far more important story than Comey hiding in the drapes. Writing about drapes may sound silly, but it is yet another way for the media to suggest that Comey was afraid of Trump trying to influence his inquiry into Russia-gate.

The story is not how Trump influenced the investigation, but rather how Comey used the phony “Trump Dossier” to go down dead-end roads and produce no results. It’s the anthrax investigation all over again.

Mueller’s job is to pump life into Comey’s fiasco, and turn the tables on Trump for firing Comey.

Meanwhile, corruption in the FBI goes unreported, and Congress fails to do adequate oversight of the intelligence community, which is supposed to keep us safe.

Retired Foreign Service officer and intelligence analyst Kenneth J. Dillon told Accuracy in Media, “My research on the 2011 anthrax mailings case suggests that Mueller was responsible for the suicide of the alleged but wrongly accused mailer, Bruce Ivins, as well as for the subsequent cover-up. Mueller appears to have lied to a Senate committee about Ivins, and destroyed key alibi evidence for him. The new FBI director needs to reopen the anthrax mailings investigation and get to the bottom of this shocking and outrageous case.”

Dillon’s research indicates that Ivins prepared the anthrax to test vaccines, but the anthrax was sent to various civilian labs, including one infiltrated by an al-Qaeda operative. The anthrax was transferred to another al-Qaeda operative, Abderraouf Jdey, and used in the attacks. “There was a very lax attitude in the pre-9/11 era relating to the handling of anthrax,” Dillon says.

Why would this fact be suppressed? “The FBI was embarrassed by the fact that they had detained Jdey in August of 2001 and had let him go,” he says. Jdey was free, not only to mail the anthrax letters but according to Dillon’s theory, he went on to become the shoebomber on Flight 587, which crashed on November 12, 2001, and was conveniently blamed on co-pilot error.

“If indeed Abderraouf Jdey brought down Flight 587 with a shoe bomb, the U.S. Government would have been deeply negligent in permitting an al Qaeda operative whose whereabouts were known to carry out this attack,” Dillon notes.

Mueller has fooled a lot of people. His appointment is good news for the Swamp but bad news for Trump.

Carl M. Cannon seems to think the outcome is preordained, noting the attitude of “official Washington” and what the “insiders” want to see happen—impeachment leading to Trump’s ouster.

Unless Trump picks a new FBI director who will get to the bottom of the FBI’s corruption by shining the light on the mishandling of the anthrax probe, Trump may be hiding in the drapes before the Russia-gate investigation is over.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: comey; comeybio; fbi; mueller; muellerbio; muellercomey; trump
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FBI is corrupt to the core.
1 posted on 05/24/2017 1:50:42 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Agreed....FBI is largely dirty.

Mueller appears to have lots of baggage.

2 posted on 05/24/2017 1:56:07 PM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: Mozilla

Trump and his team should demand an investigation of every Russian contact with members of the Clinton campaign and a full disclosure from the DNC. The best defense is an aggressive offense. Unfortunately Trump and the GOP Congress seem to have no clue about organizing and sustaining a united political offensive in the war for the future of the republic.

3 posted on 05/24/2017 1:57:13 PM PDT by Soul of the South (The past is gone and cannot be changed. Focus on today and the future.)
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To: Mozilla
My advice to Trump:


Here's a taste: JW Files FOIA Request with Police, FBI over Seth Rich Murder

4 posted on 05/24/2017 1:57:45 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing (Feminism DESTROYED females)
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To: Mozilla

Much of the DOJ and FBI are PROBABLY honest,
but Mueller and Comey protect Clinton, the Clinton
Foundation, the transfer of Uranium to the Russians,
HSBC, the coverup of Seth Rich’s murder and
the murder of Judge Scalia and every other
witness gunned down and poisoned through Arkancide.

Until they are arrested and indicted for obstruction
of justice, America and the US Constitution hang
in the balance.

5 posted on 05/24/2017 1:57:51 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("When a crime is unpunished, the world is unbalanced.")
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To: Mozilla



6 posted on 05/24/2017 1:59:38 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Mozilla

And, from what I have read, it was Mueller who defanged the language describing Radical Islamists in all FBI reports/descriptions, etc. Mueller is the Leftist in Conservative wonder all the Dems are happy!

7 posted on 05/24/2017 2:10:57 PM PDT by originalbuckeye ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Mozilla
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8 posted on 05/24/2017 2:17:55 PM PDT by timestax (American Media = Domestic Enemy)
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9 posted on 05/24/2017 2:19:58 PM PDT by timestax (American Media = Domestic Enemy)
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To: Diogenesis
..and this is why the DemonRats have jumped on the 'obstruction of justice' band wagon against Trump, so if Trump and his DOJ were to indict Comey for obstruction of justice it would look like RETALIATION.

The Soros RATS are always one step ahead. They attack ANYONE who threatens their deep state, including ANYONE who even MENTIONS Seth Rich.

10 posted on 05/24/2017 2:21:22 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing (Feminism DESTROYED females)
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To: Diogenesis

I can agree with that. The top is corrupt and the average agent is forced to follow orders to keep job.

11 posted on 05/24/2017 2:23:26 PM PDT by Mozilla (Truth Is Stranger than Fictionr)
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“Interestingly, the term “person of interest” was used by the FBI against scientist Steven Hatfill in the post-9/11anthrax letters case”

“Person of interest” has NO legal definition. They are “witnesses” until you develop reasonable suspicion that they may indeed have committed a crime. At that precise moment, they become a “suspect”, and are vested with full constitutional rights. When reasonable suspicion elevates to probable cause the person can be charged with the crime in court.

The term “person of interest” is a government weasel word to avoid calling someone a suspect. It was first used with Richard Jewell the Atlanta Hero the FBI destroyed.

Courts have held again and again it has NO definition. That our FBI would use the term shows how far they have fallen.

12 posted on 05/24/2017 2:39:51 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up.)
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To: Mozilla

Does DJT keep stringing all this deep state bait thru the admin to see what comes swimming up from the depths of the swamp for safety with these appointees?

Maybe the more egregious swamp pus only feel comfortable making immunity deals with those they know and semi-trust.

13 posted on 05/24/2017 2:48:26 PM PDT by txhurl (Time to blow the Queen and King off the board, DJT, and by your birthday, or on it!)
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To: Mozilla

We had a gut feeling mueller was going to stick the other knife into trump’s back..ala Caesar!

14 posted on 05/24/2017 2:52:16 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Mozilla

The FBI has been corrupt since its founding with Hoover.

15 posted on 05/24/2017 3:09:34 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("Daddy, what did you do in the Deep State War?")
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To: Mozilla
And Comey was "hiding" in the middle of the audience directly in front of Trump:

16 posted on 05/24/2017 3:10:02 PM PDT by kabar
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“A New York Times editorial was titled “Robert Mueller: The Special Counsel America Needs.”

NYT, Just great. I knew this was a set up when the Special Counsel was announced out of nowhere. They gave the White House one hours notice. Comey postponed his latest public show so he could “confer” with Mueller. So the fired FBI Director postpones his public congressional testimony so he can confer with the guy who is investigating the man who fired him. This screams impropriety. It looks to me like they continue to line up the firing squad at Trump and I don’t see any counter moves.

17 posted on 05/24/2017 3:12:48 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: Mozilla
After Comey let Hillary Clinton off the hook for her emails, the FBI Facebook page was filled with comments accusing them and Comey of corruption. It was really amazing because all these people were using their real names. I'm sure there were lots of other venues expressing contempt for the FBI.

I believe Comey thought his little pretend re-open/close of Clinton's email case would quickly fade away and just take the heat off. He's a DNC operative all the way in my opinion.
18 posted on 05/24/2017 3:13:46 PM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: Mozilla

The Fix is in!!!!

19 posted on 05/24/2017 3:19:30 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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Jeff Sessions should never have recused himself. The Demoncrats never do. I hope he is tough enough for this job. So far, I’m not impressed with him.

20 posted on 05/24/2017 3:39:22 PM PDT by Catsrus (Don't let Hillary, the crook, off the hook.)
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