Just how corrupt is this?

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45 Responses to Just how corrupt is this?

  1. It looks like the Conspiracy Theorists were right all along.

  2. a happy little debunker

    Comey’s new book details private meetings with Obama, that Comey swore under oath (& to Congress) did not ever happen.

    People have been charged with lying to the FBI, but the FBI repeatedly lying to Congress is oakley dokley?

    Why the hell are the GOP not loudly calling for Mueller’s head?

  3. Tom

    The Robert Mueller witchhunt is the “insurance policy” to be activated in case of a Trump victory that corrupt cop Peter Strzok was boasting about in those text messages to his DOJ office root in 2016.

  4. Up The Workers!

    Hmmm… why am I reminded of our own Australian legal/judicial system and the distinctly partisan Leftard manner in which it currently operates?

    This is what happens when organised crime gets to run their own Police Farce and Judicial systems.

    Our shabby joke of a Leftard “Justice System” encompases the “Get Pell” Royal Commission and the “Get Pell” Court Trial and some years ago allowed for former Anglican Archbishop and ex-Governor-General Peter Hollingworth to be disgracefully targeted and vilified in the same manner; while playing blind, deaf, dumb and bent over the $68 million T.U.R.C. Royal Commission; the Julia Gillard/A.W.U.W.R.A. matter and the first-hand allegations of child-molestation and rape against the Federal Parliamentary Leader of one of the two major political Parties in the nation.

    It is exactly what Mark Steyn is talking about. When the Left run the Justice system, the innocent are gillarded as Guilty and the Guilty are gillarded as Innocent.

  5. Iampeter

    Is it really corruption when:
    – Trump can fire him at any point
    – DOJ never had to appoint him in the first place but Trump’s own nominee allowed this to proceed
    – The whole thing could’ve been avoided if his DOJ had just re-opened the Hillary investigation which was an election promise
    – Trump also could’ve ordered (and still can) the DOJ to re-open the Hillary investigation since his appointee has no idea what’s going on
    – A single conservative in American politics with the slightest clue just advised the president any of the above

    So yea, I don’t think its corruption, just epic incompetence at politics.

    I think conservatives make OK-ish opposition parties but they are absolutely unfit for office.

  6. Entropy

    Iampeter, trump can’t fire him without it being made to look like Trump is guilty. Of something. It would also create a martyr.
    At this point though it is very clear the Russian interference wet dream is well and truly dead. mueller got nothing there, so is now trawling for anything, anything at all.

    Agree Trump/Congress should go nuclear on the Clinton Foundation and foreign influence though.

  7. Charles

    @Iampeter Sigh!!!

    Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney general who commissioned Mueller is an Obama appointee. So, you may say the GOP is incompetent for leaving in him place, but he certainly is not one of their own.

  8. Louis Hissink

    The real problem is the belief in the “Divine Right to rule”, then of kings and now of the self appointed political ruling class of whatever political shade.

    People seem to have divided humanity into those who are”
    1. Chosen
    2. Saved,
    3. Born

    to rule and the rest of us who are not shackled by dogma and hence not chosen to rule, and gulled to slave to keep our unproductive parasitic priestly class in the manner to which they have become accustomed.

  9. Iampeter

    Iampeter, trump can’t fire him without it being made to look like Trump is guilty.

    Yea but that’s going to happen anyway. It’s not ideal but it was their own stuff-ups that let this investigation happen in the first place.

    Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney general who commissioned Mueller is an Obama appointee. So, you may say the GOP is incompetent for leaving in him place, but he certainly is not one of their own.

    But Sessions is running the DOJ not Resenstein and decided to step aside and allow this to happen because “conflict of interest” which then makes me wonder how he can allow this investigation to keep running given the amount of actual conflicts of interest there are associated with it.
    Also Rosenstein shouldn’t have been there anyway, why is he even still there?

    So my point is just because the Trump administration is really bad at politics doesn’t mean its corruption.

  10. Jungle Bunny

    A cursory check of Mueller’s personal history versus Trump’s. Mueller wins hands down.

    People who hang on to the belief that Trump has somehow changed his personality through his election will be sadly disappointed.

  11. H B Bear

    The rule of law in the US is a complete joke. The mechanics of their voting system wouldn’t stand up to scrutiny in a tin pot African country. And they are held out as a beacon of democracy.

  12. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A cursory check of Mueller’s personal history versus Trump’s. Mueller wins hands down.

    yawn

  13. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    This is what happens when organised crime gets to run their own Police Farce and Judicial systems.

    marxism in all its guises is and has always been a criminal cartel

  14. Robber Baron

    Trump should eat an onion, look at this watch and wink. That will distract the media long enough to fire Muller.

  15. Cat

    I think there is a lot of distraction and smoke and mirrors being presented now and there is a far longer game at play.

    Mueller is a darling of the left. He is held up and lauded by the MSM to be the saviour of the left in finding all the evidence of that know-nothing, unstable and evil Trump and can do no wrong in his dogged and determined search. It will be interesting to watch the left’s reaction when Mueller presents irrefutable evidence of their own player/s (fill in the blank with any name/s you care) committing the deep seated and highly illegal and treasonous acts they are screaming Trump has committed.

    Stocking up on popcorn…

  16. Do not for one minute underestimate Trump. He is playing them all like a violin, giving them just enough rope so eventually, they will hang themselves on it.
    Just read this:
    https://static01.nyt.com/files/2018/us/politics/20180413a-doj-oig-mccabe-report.pdf

  17. littledozer

    A cursory check of Mueller’s personal history versus Trump’s. Mueller wins hands down.

    People who hang on to the belief that Trump has somehow changed his personality through his election will be sadly disappointed.

    What are you talking about here his personal or business?

    Proir to being elected Trump was a celebrity billionaire real estate developer and TV star. He had no official connection to government, he couldn’t sell favours and he had no influence beyond whatever his donations got him of which he gave to both parties.

    With a large organisation and high profile trump had every reason to follow the letter of the law like most in business. He did not run a fly by night business as he is being framed for, he ran legitimate businesses with real reputations that allowed him to procure finance, investors etc etc. The idea that he was putting his business at risk by being shonky is preposterous.

    That just leaves his personal, which before he was President is not relevant.

  18. Empire 5:5

    – Trump also could’ve ordered (and still can) the DOJ to re-open the Hillary investigation since his appointee has no idea what’s going on

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/justice-department-reopens-hillary-clinton-email-investigation/article/2644956

  19. Empire 5:5

    So my point is just because the Trump administration is really bad at politics doesn’t mean its corruption.

    http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-approval-rating-higher-823037

  20. Boambee John

    Jungle Bunny
    #2686307, posted on April 14, 2018 at 8:28 am
    A cursory check of Mueller’s personal history versus Trump’s. Mueller wins hands down.

    FBI corruption in Boston when Mueller was in charge there?

    Anthrax pursuit on an innocent man, huge compensation payout?

  21. cohenite

    Jungle Bunny

    #2686307, posted on April 14, 2018 at 8:28 am

    A cursory check of Mueller’s personal history versus Trump’s. Mueller wins hands down.

    WTF. Mueller was Hillary’s errand boy handing over to Russia enough enriched uranium to make a dozen bombs. He was the author of the failed Arthur Anderson prosecution which cost 20000 jobs and $100 million in penalty costs. Mueller was and still is friends with Lynch who pardoned Hillary, he employed Page and Strzok and endorsed the FISA process which has now been revealed to be completely corrupt. Mueller is the centrepiece of the swamp, which is corruption at every level of the justice and legal system in the US.

    And Trump is the greatest POTUS in modern history.

    Fuck off.

  22. Neenee

    TRUST SESSIONS.
    TRUST WRAY.
    TRUST KANSAS.
    TRUST HOROWITZ.
    TRUST HUBER.
    Q

    Trust The Plan

  23. manalive

    ‘If you having nothing to hide you have nothing to fear’ is police state type talk apparently used by Goebbels in 1933 and Orwell in Nineteen Eighty Four.
    It’s exactly what the NKVD got up to in the ‘30s although they went somewhat further in pinning alleged ‘crimes against the people’ on Stalin’s perceived rivals; likewise Richelieu’s view was: “… give me six lines written by the most honest man and I will find in them something to hang him …”.
    Do the federal prosecutors have hard evidence against Cohen, sworn statements etc., or is it a fishing expedition?

  24. Egor

    Best to understand that Donald has the personal stereotype characteristics of an immature narcissistic NYC cab driver who thinks because he has gold taps his architectural sophistication is undeniable.
    I don’t care if he strangles cats, Donald is the USA’s only chance to reclaim the Republic from the State.

  25. Up The Workers!

    If Democrat plant, Robert Mueller’s witch-hunt of President Trump’s lawyers’ office, records, computer files and home is justified by the attitude: “If you are innocent, you surely wouldn’t have anything to worry about”, then President Trump should immediately get the Secret Service or whatever other Non-Democrat-controlled Agency, to kick down the doors into the homes and offices of the lawyers for the Clintons, Obamas, Fat Al Gore, the Democrat Party Leadership, F.B.I. and D.O.J. Heads under the Democrats, bosses of C.N.N., W.S.J., C.B.S., N.B.C., A.B.C., and anybody else he can think of and seize whatever records, files, bank accounts and hard-drives they find, for thorough and public investigation.

    After all, if they are all innocent, then surely they’ve got nothing to worry about. (Now where have I heard that before).

    People who live in Leftard outhouses, shouldn’t throw ordure!

  26. Jungle Bunny

    Dear Cohenite and other apologists. Trump has the track record you all know about, inclusive of appalling business practice and extremely shady relations. If you don’t know about that you are looking away in a deliberate choice.
    Trump’s behaviour as president – words and deeds openly available to you – speak for themselves.
    Mueller was endorsed at the time of his appointment by everyone from Newt Gingrich to Ryan etc. His alleged sins have been invented since he followed the evidence to where we are now.
    Those of you who wilfully promote Trump despite the facts before you are simply self indulgent and wrong.

  27. Jungle Bunny

    Mueller’s Bronze Star citation: “Second Lieutenant Mueller fearlessly moved from one position to another. With complete disregard for his own safety, he then skillfully supervised the evacuation of casualties from the hazardous area and, on one occasion, personally led a fire team across the fire-swept area terrain to recover a mortally wounded Marine who had fallen in a position forward on the friendly lines.” Two months later he was wounded in a similar action.
    Trump could have been fighting In Vietnam with Mueller and others of his age. But he avoided the draft 3 times.
    Mueller’s career has been as plain, straight and relentless in its intent as anyone could imagine. He is a very good crime investigator and that is what is required.

  28. Empire 5:5

    Trump’s behaviour as president – words and deeds openly available to you – speak for themselves.

    Yes they do.

    Evidently critical thinking wasn’t taught at Tarzan High School.

    Welcome to the jungle.

  29. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Mueller’s career has been as plain, straight and relentless in its intent as anyone could imagine. He is a very good crime investigator and that is what is required.

    for sure, on Obama, Hillary and the other criminal democrats.

  30. Jungle Bunny

    Empire: funnily enough I think you Trumpistas are the ones lacking in faculties

  31. Empire 5:5

    Empire: funnily enough I think you Trumpistas are the ones lacking in faculties

    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2018/04/14/just-how-corrupt-is-this/comment-page-1/#comment-2686563

  32. John of Mel

    Cohen’s office raid is just part of the political opposition research for the upcoming elections.
    The leaks have already started.

    As Sundance of CTH fame said: “We are now living in a post-constitutional era where the full weight of the federal law enforcement apparatus (FBI and DOJ) has been weaponized for political purposes. The United States Government is now, essentially, a Nicaragua model.”

  33. Malcolm Thomas

    What Jungle Bunny said.
    Kates’ desperate attempts to defend the indefensible are pathetic and transparent enough, but what is falk telling is the choice of so many Cat commentors to suspend their neurons and but into his crap.

  34. Megan

    what is falk telling is the choice of so many Cat commentors to suspend their neurons and but into his crap.

    Perhaps you would be more credible if you could write a coherent sentence. But I seriously doubt it.

  35. Empire 5:5

    Yesterday former Playboy Bunny, registered Democrat and Manhattan Federal Court Judge Kimba Wood, granted Trump’s petition to intervene in the Michael Cohen case.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DasjpTyXkAIdXyt?format=jpg

    Clearly nothing to see here, other than the spectacle of Malcolm and friends entering the tertiary phase of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

    Enjoy the show.

  36. truth

    Iampeter…
    Rosenstein seems to be the key.

    If Trump fired Mueller, Rosenstein would immediately appoint another hostile Special Prosecutor who could establish a Grand Jury, before which Trump would have to appear without benefit of legal counsel..and one mistake …as with Scooter Libby…would be cast as ‘lying to a Grand Jury’ for which a jail sentence would apply.

    Sessions had recused himself without prior discussion with Trump…so that the DOJ power went to Obama’s appointee Rosenstein who’s a friend of Comey, Mueller, McCabe et al…and hates Trump. He needs to fire Rosenstein.

    Apparently the DOJ is still full of Obama appointees because the corrupted FBI is/was stonewalling on security checks for Trump’s own appointees…which makes it pretty much impossible to sack his own appointee…the recused AG Sessions.

    Trump couldn’t have re-opened the Hillary case without inviting a witch hunt on himself…and without having a full complement of his own people at the DOJ. He can’t re-open the Hillary case with the DOJ full of Obama/Hillary people. They’d do yet another whitewash and there would be no other chance after that.

    I think you don’t think Mueller’s corrupt because you don’t WANT to think that.

    See his record…eg the Whitey Bulger case in Boston…when Mueller etal in the upper echelons of the FBI gave all credibility to the multiple murderer Bulger….jailing people who years later were found to be innocent…..some died in jail…others have received hundreds of millions in compensation….and all the while as they jailed innocent people at the untouchable Bulger’s behest, THEY KNEW Bulger was murdering people right and left.

    On his record…. Mueller’s a bad dude.

  37. truth

    ‘Shady relations’ you say,Jungle Bunny?

    You’re joking yes??

    If it’s not the Clintons…along with Comey..and other FBI , CIA and DOJ facilitators… that are indicted out of all of this, then America is OVER-FINISHD-zero credibility in the world on ANYTHING.

    Explain to us how it’s legitimate and fine with you that Hillary Clinton went to extraordinary ..unheard of lengths …to destroy in multiple and ‘creative’ ways ..her hard drive AFTER it was subpoenad by the FBI…and removed the sim cards from the phones that were subpoenaed.

    …how you just love the fact that US classified material was available to the perverted Weiner and there for whoever to get to on his phone via his wife via Clinton.

    …how great you think it is that Hillary Clinton stood down rescue teams to let four brave Americans die in Benghazi after refusing reinforcement requests from the late Ambassador for months…and then lied about it …and said ‘What difference does it make?’

    …..how Clinton and Obama who allowed Russia to get 20% of America’s uranium reserves and got over $100million dollars for the Clinton Foundation and ~$4million for the Clintons personally as quid pro quo….are not infinitely worse than Trump.

    ….and much more …eg the mystery of the murder of Clinton campaign worker Seth Rich that American media has been SILENCED on.

    ….and then there are the Kennedy’s…not shady at all in your view no doubt…even tho they used the Mafia to steal the 1960 election .

    …..even tho JFK shared a mistress with ….and was mates with…. a Mafia godfather

    …even though JFK turned the White House into a low class brothel and drug den and the Secret Service into a procuring agency for his 24/7 peccadilloes….and infinitely more debauchery.

    And then there was Ted Kennedy who left a girl to drown to save his miserable career…and his own embarrassment…..and became a great hero of the LEFT anyway…the Left who as we know are never accountable for ANYTHING …..even lawbreaking in Australia by a LW government to cover up alleged pedophilia….and the massive damage the Left has done to Australian education over the last 40 years no matter which government was in power.

    So give us a break , Jungle Bunny.

  38. Red

    People who hang on to the belief that Trump has somehow changed his personality through his election will be sadly disappointed.

    Cucks like you just don’t get it. Trump was not elected despite his personality, he was elected because of it

  39. Riddled

    Truth: we know all about the Clintons. But she isn’t potus. Trump is not at all helped by people claiming it’s all fine because he’s not Hilary. He’s not hitler either. Not Stalin.
    He’s trump and he’s a maggot.

  40. Egor

    McCabe looks a motza for prosecution…. and he’s already confessed.
    If Andy goes how will it be possible not to prosecute Comey? Also a confessed felon.
    Which leads to Hillary who seems to think feigned “ignorance” is a defence. Another open and shut prosecution. The UniParty best keep an eye on the downstream consequences, I sense Don has just about had it with Mueller’s impeachment trolling way outside his remit.
    The UniParty will be happy enough if Mueller ensures an atmosphere of investigation and delegitimisation hangs around Donald until 2020.

  41. Tel

    And Trump is the greatest POTUS in modern history.

    Best of a very bad lot. Now probably captured anyhow.

  42. truth

    Riddled:

    The fact that Hillary Clinton’s not NOW the POTUS is what the desperate witch hunt to find a way to not only impeach Trump…but to destroy his life and those of his family and all around him….even including his 11 year old son… IS ALL ABOUT.

    And the fact that she’s not POTUS is a happy last chance for America …especially for the African American community..…to rehabilitate themselves…mitigate the massive damage already done by LW administrations…and rescue African Americans from the role Democrats have always assigned to them …over many decades…decay…dysfunction…death…detritus…mendicant…but a USEFUL …vital even …cohort for the Democrats to round up and bus to every election…their captive en masse vote whose pain and dependence on Democrat government is a ‘must have’ for Democrats …fodder for their vile fake compassion pose.

    You claim to know all about the Clintons so you’ve obviously decided the man you call ‘a maggot’ is worse than them….so you must know extraordinarily heinous …felonious …treasonous…charges against Trump….if you consider him worse than the Clintons…and the degenerate corrupter of democracy …the LEFT’s great hero JFK.

    But in more than a year., the LW Trump-hating FAKE NEWS ‘journalists’ and the nefarious saboteurs ravaging the upper echelons of the FBI and CIA …have found nothing to come anywhere even close to the rancid corruption and assaults on America by the Clinton team.

    It’s never ‘all fine’ with ANY POTUS …or any national leader…they’re human beings.

    But IMO Trump has more love for America and Americans…more integrity…more respect for the rule of law….more respect for DEMOCRACY and its institutions….more respect for women…more humanity…more courage and REAL compassion than any in the malevolent pack of predators trying to hunt him down …to destroy him and America.

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