By Peter Barry Chowka
The Mueller investigation should stop, he won’t let Pres. Trump testify, and the war for public opinion in advance of the 2018 elections is on.
Last Wednesday evening (May 30), in a crisp and crackling conversation with Sean Hannity on his Fox News program, President Trump’s lead attorney Rudy Giuliani made news in both what he said about the President Trump’s legal strategy and in how he delivered the news. If there was any doubt that Trump and his legal advisors were planning on cowering or capitulating in the face of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s never ending investigation into the president and his allies, it seemed to melt away during that interview.
It was reminiscent of Giuliani at his combative best when he served two terms as the Republican Mayor of New York City (1994-2002) and regularly had to contend with the famously aggressive take-no-prisoners local media that was always looking for material to make tabloid headlines.
Earlier on Wednesday, speaking with reporters on the White House South Lawn for Sports and Fitness Day, Giuliani, according to POLITICO, said:
President Donald Trump is unlikely to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the completion of the special counsel investigation. .
“There’s no doubt he’s complained about him, there’s no doubt he has some grievances,” Giuliani said. “He’s not going to fire him before this is over. . . Nor do I think he should.”
After the investigation concludes, [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions and others might want to leave of their own volition, Giuliani said.
He later added that he also does not think Trump will fire special counsel Robert Mueller or deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein.
Appearing live on Hannity later on Wednesday, Giuliani, who is frequently on TV representing his new client the president, provided additional new insights into the POTUS’ legal team’s plans to defend their client as the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller grinds on slowly to its finish. Among the topics touched on with new clarity were the validity of the Mueller investigation itself, the disagreements about whether the FBI’s tactics in 2016 entailed spying, the perception that the Trump team is planning a major PR campaign as part of its defense, and the question of whether or not President Trump will testify under oath.
Along the way, Giuliani volunteered some zingers, including a certain to be controversial reference to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), one of President Trump’s most vocal nemeses, as “sweetheart.” It was not a long interview, and the transcript below, provided by Fox News, with corrections and minor editing by the author, is an informative and entertaining read. A video of the Hannity-Giuliani interview segment can be watched here.
RUDY GIULIANI, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ATTORNEY: Well, the fact is that this investigation [by Special Counsel Mueller] never should have taken place in the first place. If we consider the counterintelligence investigation, the spying, the spygate – all appropriate descriptions.
Here’s what I want to know. I want to see the documents which [Rep.] Trey Gowdy [R-SC] has never seen, which is outrageous. And I’m not going to let my client testify, the president of the United States, even if he wants to, without those documents being produced and [examined by] myself and Jay Sekulow and Jane and Marty [Raskin]. We’re going to go over it with a fine toothed comb.
Only if and when we find that this was handled appropriately – and there’s some evidence on which they can base this phony investigation – will we have him testify. But if there is no evidence, which I assume there is no evidence, then – I mean, he shouldn’t testify. The whole thing should be squashed. I mean, it should be ended immediately.
And we’ll challenge Mueller to write whatever you got, take your best punch with all your 13 Democrats there. You couldn’t find a Republican?
SEAN HANNITY, HOST OF HANNITY: Andrew Weissmann.
GIULIANI: How about an independent?
GIULIANI: How about guys with ethical issues at the Justice Department? I know that. Because I was a high-ranking official in the Justice Department.
So, you got a group there that’s a lynching mob, so let them do their job and, boy, we’re ready to knock the heck out of you with our report, which will be authoritative. It will be backed up. It will be backed up with law and facts. And we’ll let the American people decide this.
You know, some people have criticized my strategy, which is the president’s, of to some extent playing to the American people. If this were a regular case, I wouldn’t be doing it. But the people who will decide this are the people of the United States in the 2018 election.
And they – boy, they are switching fast and the Democrats are running for cover. You don’t hear them say the word “impeachment” anymore. I challenge Maxine Waters to say “impeachment.”
HANNITY: Say it.
GIULIANI: Say it. Say “impeachment,” sweetheart. Just say it!
GIULIANI: And you know what’s going to happen? You’re going to go down. Not maybe you [Rep. Waters], because they vote for you, I don’t know why, but they vote for you.
But your colleagues are going to go down. And this is the change that we brought about by engaging and not letting them get away with the unethical behavior that has outraged Judge Ellis, Judge Wood. You know what she did, she threw Avenatti, the television star of the left wing CNN and MSNBC, she threw him out of court.
He doesn’t belong in a New York court. He’s not ethical enough. You know why? He’s a big liar and he wanted to debate me. Like heck he’s going to debate me. He should go debate in some gin mill. (LAUGHS.)
HANNITY: You said it earlier and you’re confirming here tonight that if Mr. Mueller tries to subpoena the president, we will fight this all the way to the Supreme Court. Mark Levin has said the Constitution is on the president’s side. Judge Ellis’ comments – going back to a 2005 tax case with Ukraine and Paul Manafort to put the screws to the president so that Manafort sings or composes, suborning perjury, and the hopes that they can prosecute or impeach the president.
GIULIANI: Sean, I have no fear of it, nor does the president. The president has done nothing wrong. Read my lips: nothing wrong.
None of these people, Manafort, Cohen, they’re not going to lie. They [the prosecutors] can go pound sand. They’re not going to lie.
HANNITY: What about the spying and the FISA court abuse? You lie to a judge, wow, good luck to you.
GIULIANI: You’ve got to go to jail for that. I mean, it’s one thing to lie even in a criminal case, another thing to lie in a counterintelligence probe.
And also, the FISA judges really rely even more than a criminal court –
HANNITY: Rod Rosenstein signed the final FISA application. Sally Yates signed one.
GIULIANI: I mean, so what? So what? (LAUGHS.) It’s not worth the paper it’s written on.
HANNITY: The bulk of it was Hillary Clinton bought and paid for foreign intelligence-built Russian lies, and they never corroborated it.
GIULIANI: I’ll follow up on what Rush [Limbaugh] said. Of course, if it wasn’t spying, they should have come to the Trump campaign. They could have come to me. My goodness, I was the FBI man of the year that year. They could have come to me and they could have told me, and I could have briefed the president or they could have briefed the president.
HANNITY: And that would have been in the spring of 2016. The president never met Carter Page, ever – to this day he never met Carter Page.
GIULIANI: He hasn’t met most of these people. He hasn’t met most of those people that they alleged – and they haven’t alleged collusion on the part of anybody. Even those Russians, the phony indictment they have with the Russians who will never come here for trial, they colluded with each other, Russians colluding. Oh, wow, that’s big news. Russians have been colluding since the Soviet Union to interfere in our elections.
Thank you, Sean. Thank you for being a patriot.
HANNITY: Thank you.
GIULIANI: We really appreciate it. And the president appreciates it, if I may say.
HANNITY: It’s about the truth and it’s the biggest abuse of power, corruption scandal, everything we talk about with FISA, fixing the Hillary investigation, spying on a campaign.
GIULIANI: Don’t think that he [President Trump] has any reluctance to be interviewed. He’s ready and willing and able to be interviewed. And he’ll knock them out. It’s me and his lawyers that don’t want to see the president set up for perjury.
HANNITY: I wouldn’t allow, if I were the lawyer, this president to go anywhere near any special counsel that hires a guy like Andrew Weissmann ever.
HANNITY: My two cents.
GIULIANI: I hear you, I hear you.
HANNITY: All right, sir. Thank you.
By Douglas J. Hagmann
The following is a cursory investigative summary that explains the significance of the email “scandal” that erupted right before the 2016 election and how the Obama Department of Justice under Loretta Lynch worked in conjunction with the Hillary Clinton campaign to obstruct justice.
It is submitted as a foundation for forthcoming documentation that will detail extensive criminal corruption, the scope of which is breathtaking and a threat to our national security by the Hillary Clinton State Department and the Obama White House.
What follows is a brief glimpse into a murky and crowded swamp of criminality that involves personal enrichment through weapons trafficking and the methods to hide the criminal behavior of those involved. It includes the use of the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Executive branch, and the Clinton Foundation, along with many co-conspirators in government and the media.
Testifying under oath before Congress in 2013, Hillary Clinton stated that she knew nothing about the weapons shipments from Libya and Qatar to Syria. Thanks to the release of John Podesta emails and other documents by Wikileaks, it is now beyond any reasonable doubt that she lied. Her actions resulted in not only the deaths of four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador in the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, but the deaths of countless innocent people due to the destabilization of the Middle East.
Equally disgusting is that she and others used her position as U.S. Secretary of State, serving from January 21, 2009 through February 1, 2013 for personal enrichment through the Clinton Foundation, and again lied about it despite the revelations by Wikileaks.
Hillary Clinton not only lied under oath about the arms shipments, with a large number of those weapons coming into possession of ISIS as well as anti-Assad terrorists, but also lied to the American people about the attack at Benghazi, her emails, and many other related matters. This particular area of the swamp is not only deep, but crowded as well.
Under Hillary Clinton’s leadership, the U.S. Department of State approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations (from October 2010-September 2012), representing almost twice the amount approved by the State Department under the second term of George W. Bush for the same time period. It seems hardly a coincidence that each government benefactor of those arms sales gave money to the Clinton Foundation.
Under Clinton’s leadership, an additional $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals to 16 countries was authorized. Again, all 16 countries donated to the Clinton Foundation. Compared to a similar period under Bush, this denotes a 143 percent increase of arms sales to Clinton Foundation donors.
It is important to note that federal law prohibits foreign governments seeking clearance through the U.S. State Department to buy U.S. arms from making campaign contributions. This prohibition was designed to prevent foreign interests and governments from using cash to influence national security policy.
Nothing, however, prevents such foreign interests from contributing to a philanthropic foundation. Enter the Clinton Foundation.
The Clinton emails (those deleted and archived outside of investigative purview), the Podesta emails released by Wikileaks, and other relevant documents provide prima facie evidence of personal enrichment by Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and others through arms sales to prohibited countries—including and especially ISIS. They also provide documentation of evidence tampering and obstruction of justice, and provide insight into the individuals and groups involved.
The emails are alleged to include other criminal activities as well, although these activities will be addressed separately for both clarity and brevity.
Many within the U.S. government as well as the media have misrepresented the importance of the emails, from those on Clinton’s private server to those found on the laptop of Anthony Weiner/Huma Abedin. Understanding the mishandling of the Weiner/Abedin emails by the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI and others will provide insight into how the investigation was hijacked and diverted from within.
The criminal hubris of the Obama regime and the Clinton criminal cabal is unparalleled in American history.
The Hillary Clinton emails, the Anthony Weiner emails, the infamous Comey letters, the Department of Justice obstruction of justice by Loretta Lynch, Huma Abedin, and many others, along with the media manipulation are all incestuously related in this vast criminal enterprise.
A large alligator in the murky swamp of criminal corruption is John Podesta. Wikileaks began releasing the emails of John Podesta on October 7, 2016 and continues to date, bringing the total upwards of 70,000 emails and related email chains.
Podesta is a long-term associate of the Clintons and was President Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff from 1998 until 2001, and served as counsel to Barack Obama. He and his brother Tony own the Podesta Group (a large DC lobbying firm). He is also the chairman of the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington DC-based think tank, and perhaps most importantly, served as Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman.
When the news broke that some 650,000 emails were found on the laptop of disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner, husband of Hillary Clinton’s closest aide Huma Abedin, Loretta Lynch immediately began to mitigate any potential damage by assigning Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik to lead the investigation into those emails.
Her choice could not be a more blatant conflict of interest. Peter Kadzik has been a good friend of John Podesta since their days at Georgetown Law School. In fact, many emails between Podesta and Kadzik were among those released by Wikileaks, and were also alleged to be on the Weiner/Abedin laptop. In one of the Wikileaks emails, it was John Podesta who described Kadzik as a “fantastic lawyer who kept me out of jail.” Kadzik’s son also emailed John Podesta, asking for a job on the Clinton campaign.
Peter Kadzik also represented Podesta during the Monica Lewinsky investigation. Perhaps most telling of all is the role Peter Kadzik played in the controversial Clinton pardon of fugitive Marc Rich, who is best known for founding the commodities company Glencore, being indicted in the U.S. on federal charges of tax evasion and illegally making oil deals with Iran during the Iran hostage crisis.
Interestingly, it was Rudy Giuliani who built the case against Rich. Another familiar name, James Comey, the current FBI Director eventually took over the pardon investigation. Rich ultimately received a pardon from President Bill Clinton on January 20, 2001, his last day in office.
The pardon did not come without a price, however. Denise Rich, the wife of Marc Rich, gave more than $1 million to the Democratic Party, including more than $100,000 to Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign.
In short, Loretta Lynch appointed a suspect of the email investigation to take the lead for the Department of Justice in that very investigation. This alone should clearly reveal that the motives of the Justice Department, presumably acting at the direction of the Obama White House, were never to conduct an honest investigation, but to stop any honest investigation from the start.
Considering that Kadzik was both a suspect and the lead investigator of the latest email “scandal,” and given the fact that Kadzik represented both Podesta and Marc Rich, the motivation behind the peculiarly timed release of the Marc Rich records to the FBI online archive might be better understood.
As briefly explained here, the vast Clinton criminal cabal is well entrenched and extends far back into the Clinton White House and Hillary Clinton’s tenure as a U.S. Senator. It expanded through the Clinton Foundation and during her tenure as Secretary of State. It involves the heads of state of other countries, as well as leaders within our own.
Understanding this will provide the necessary context to understand the importance of everything from the Clinton emails, the Arab Spring, the attacks in Benghazi, and the obstruction of justice as evidence of criminality, and why it is unlikely that Clinton and her close associates will go away quietly.
A war is being waged between those attempting to expose the criminality of the globalists, and those attempting to not just engage in a massive cover-up, but maintain power. The battle is raging. It is a very dangerous time in America.