So obviously this post is about the Manafort indictment and Russia, and I wrote a ton, because I feel extremely passionate about this topic. I wrote this not to defend President Trump, but to defend the country against completely biased coverage of the news. I recognize that some of my points that I made in this post are complete speculation and are more assumptions that could be entirely incorrect, in which I have denoted those speculations with a disclaimer after the period of that specific assumption. Enjoy my analysis on this situation.
It was announced yesterday that Paul Manafort, well, something that was pretty much expected after his home was raided by the FBI, was indicted today. It’s a thirty one page indictment. It discussed charges of conspiracy against the United States, laundering money, failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, and making false and misleading FARA statements.
But interestingly, because this is a special counsel that was supposed to investigate Trump-Russia collusion, this indictment has nothing. Let me repeat, nothing to do with Trump-Russia collusion. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. The most spectacular finding within the Manafort indictment is this: In regards to the financial issues, the last year of any financial transaction was 2014. The years they were looking at was between 2008 and 2014. And as far as we know, Trump wasn’t even thinking of running for president in 2014. So, in other words, nothing of the Paul Manafort indictment had anything to do with the Trump campaign or Donald Trump.
Is this all Mueller has? Because, if it is, it’s pathetic. Another day, another example after a year (investigations have been going on for a year with congressional committees and intelligence agencies well before Mueller’s special counsel was commissioned in May 2017) of speculation, no evidence of any collusion between President Trump and Russia.
Now, there’s a saying that goes like “you can indict a ham sandwich”. In case you do not know, for grand juries, only the prosecution gets to present evidence. The defense gets zero opportunity whatsoever to present their case. The legal standard before a grand jury is much lower. They must be convinced probable cause, but in a court of law. The criminal standard is a jury of your peers beyond a reasonable doubt, a massive distinction.
And it’s important to point out that this grand jury was impaneled in Washington, D.C. Let’s see, one of the most liberal cities in America where over 90 percent of the people there voted for Hillary Clinton. Honestly I believe that Manafort was indicted fairly, but that is always something to think about.
Now, here’s what Paul Manafort’s attorney said yesterday, for the first time they speak out.
“President Donald Trump was correct. There is no evidence that Mr. Manafort or the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.
Today, you see an indictment brought by an office of special counsel that is using a very novel theory to prosecute Mr. Manafort regarding a FARA filing. The United States government has only used that offense six times since 1966 and only resulted in one conviction.”- KEVIN DOWNING, PAUL MANAFORT’S ATTORNEY
Six times since 1966, one conviction. So like every American, Paul Manafort, he deserves what we all deserve, the presumption of innocence. However, he is being tried tonight and convicted in the court of public opinion by what is an abusively biased Trump hating media. Now, I am not defending Manafort if he did commit all of those crimes, then he is a criminal and deserves to go to jail, but this means absolutely nothing for the Trump campaign.
Also, as part of the news that came out today, twenty nine year old, George Papadopoulos admitted that he lied to the FBI. The White House says he was a volunteer, and it seems that Papadopoulos, on his own, was trying to create an anti-Clinton Russian dossier like the Fusion GPS-Hillary-DNC-President Obama-funded dossier and he was not successful.
So now that we have no Trump collusion, here’s what we do have. This is what the media will ignore. This is what matters. These are the facts. This is where the evidence comes in. What did President Clinton or Hillary, President Obama, and key members of the Obama administration know about the Uranium One scandal?
Now, we’re learning about how the Obama administration officials, they knew in 2009 that Vladimir Putin was using bribes, extortion, kickbacks, money laundering, and racketeering all within this country, spies within this country, and nothing was done to stop it. There is incontrovertible evidence that all involved tried to cover this up. They put a gag order on the one FBI informant that knew everything to prevent the truth from getting out. Now it’s getting out.
There is incontrovertible evidence that the Clintons benefited in a massive, huge, financial way because of this corrupt Uranium One deal. We know Bill Clinton doubled his speaking fees in Moscow while giving a speech to a bank that interestingly enough, had a financial interest in Uranium One. Bill Clinton also tried to get State Department permission, his wife’s State Department, to meet with Russian nuclear officials during the time of the Uranium One deal and he eventually ended up sitting down with Vladimir Putin himself.
And as the author Peter Schweizer writes about in his best-selling book, “Clinton Cash,” the Clinton Foundation got $145 million in kickbacks from people that directly benefited from that deal. There is incontrovertible evidence that Putin and his spies and his thugs were actually successful because he eventually got 20 percent of America’s uranium, the foundational material for nuclear weapons.
This is beyond insanity and it’s inexcusable. Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, the Obama administration, allowed our national security to be compromised in what is an unprecedented way and few in the media will touch this story. Major crimes were committed. They knew about it. They did nothing before the deal.
Now, here’s a simple question. I (and we as Americans) have to ask it. Why on earth would President Obama or Hillary or Eric Holder ever sign off on giving Russia, a known enemy, Putin, a bad actor, 20 percent control of our uranium? What did America get? What did Obama get from this Uranium One deal? It never made sense.
Now, there is also incontrovertible evidence that the Clinton campaign and the DNC, they paid Fusion GPS over $9 million –although “nobody knows anything” — and they hired a former British intelligence agent who then used current and former Russian government sources to produce this phony news dossier that was full of lies and disinformation against Donald Trump.
In other words, Clinton and the DNC funded the money to spread Russian lies and influence the election. They did it all because it is the very thing they are now accusing President Trump and his campaign of doing, they did it themselves.
And we just found out this weekend, this new report from the Federalist, the headline, “Obama’s campaign paid $972,000 to the law firm that secretly paid Fusion GPS in 2016.” Wow! The same firm that the Clinton campaign, the DNC used to pay Fusion GPS to create the fake news propaganda, anti-Trump dossier that they then regurgitated all over TV.
Now, we also have Robert Mueller and his band of big Democratic donors that work for him now, supposedly investigating Trump-Russia collusion. And as I predicted there is still no evidence that’s this ever happened. None.
Now former, current, and top Democrats have all said the same thing. Smoke, but no fire. Smoke, but no fire.
“Well, there is an awful lot of smoke there let’s put it that way, people that might have said they were involved. To what extent they were involved. To what extent the President might have known about these people or whatever, there is nothing there from that standpoint that we have seen directly linking our president to any of that.”- SEN. JOE MANCHIN, D-W.VA ON CBS’ “FACE THE NATION”, MAY 7
“The last time we spoke, Senator, I asked you if you had actually seen evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians and you said to me, and I’m quoting you now. You said, “not at this time.” Has anything changed since we spoke last?”- WOLF BLITZER, CNN, MAY 18
“Well, not — no, it hasn’t.”-SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN, D-CALIF.
“I know we need to go soon but just to be clear, there has been no actual evidence yet.”-UNIDENTIFIED MALE, MSNBC, MAY 18
“No, it has not been. No, it has not been.”-REP. MAXINE WATERS, D-CALIF.
“By the time I left, I did not see any smoking gun certitude evidence of collusion.”-JAMES CLAPPER, FORMER DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, ON NBC’S “MEET THE PRESS”, MAY 28
“Is there any evidence of collusion that you have seen yet? Is there?”-JAKE TAPPER, CNN, JUNE 4
“There is a lot of smoke. We have no smoking gun at this point.”-SEN. MARK WARNER, D-VA.
No smoking gun. Today, still no smoking gun. And our lying media in this country would have all of you believe the indictment of Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates has everything to do with Trump-Russia collusion. It has nothing to do with it. Here’s the truth. Nothing. Now, none of that is related to President Trump. None of it. Zero is related to his campaign. And the vast majority of these allegations all happen before Paul Manafort ever worked for the Trump campaign.
And also today, the issue of Robert Mueller attempting to change the narrative to distract from the real Russia collusion and massive cover-ups. Don’t think this is a coincidence. Last week, America had a stunning revelation about Hillary Clinton, Uranium One, the false dossier and that special counsel Mueller is clearly complicit in the Uranium One scandal. Remember, he was the FBI director. The FBI informant had all the evidence of bribes and kickbacks and money laundering and he did nothing. So now they need to change the narrative after a very bad week and distract the country from their evidence and their involvement in possible collusion. (Of course that is just me speculating, and could very well be incorrect.)
And, by the way, Mr. Mueller, who leaked the indictments to CNN? Was it you? Manafort’s team did not know this was coming. So somebody disclosed this information. That is a crime, Mr. Mueller. You should know this. And by the way, anybody from the grand jury, it’s a simple crime. Who did it? Did anyone, Mr. Mueller, in your office do it? (Again, more speculation from myself, but at least I admit that I could very well be extremely incorrect.)
Now, while liberals in the media are hysterical, absolutely beside themselves with giddiness, thinking this is the big smoking gun about Paul Manafort, there is another major shoe dropping in these major Democratic scandals.
Now, what about Tony Podesta? He is the brother of former Clinton campaign manager John Podesta. And according to Politico, Tony Podesta is now stepping down from his lobbying group because he is being investigated by the special counsel. And as we have now been reporting, the probe into Tony Podesta and his lobbying group came about after Mueller started looking into Manafort’s finances. NBC News even pointed out that Podesta’s group worked on Manafort on a public relations campaign called European Center for a modern Ukraine.
And NBC News even adds that Mueller could be looking into whether Podesta and his company violated what’s known as FARA, the Foreign Agent’s Registration Act. And Politico is reporting that both Tony and, yes, John Podesta, Hillary’s campaign manager, and even Sid Blumenthal, they were all conveniently together this weekend at Hillary Clinton’s birthday party in Washington. Hmm. I wonder what everybody talked about.
And after new revelations that the Clinton campaign and the DNC paid almost $10 million to help spread Russia anti-Trump lies and propaganda, well now even Senator Susan Collins is saying that John Podesta and disgraced former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, they need to re-testify before Congress about the phony Clinton-Russian lying dossier that was meant to influence the American people on the eve of an election.
“They absolutely need to be recalled. It’s difficult to imagine that a campaign chairman, that the head of the DNC would not know of an expenditure of this magnitude and significance. But, perhaps there’s something more going on here. But, certainly, it’s worth additional questioning of those two witnesses.”- SEN. SUSAN COLLINS, R-MAINE ON CBS’ “FACE THE NATION”
And you need to know there is no chance that over $10 million goes out the door to pay for this lying dossier and nobody knows about it. If you listen to the Clinton people, the DNC people, “I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.” Nobody knows. Ten million dollars out the door. And guess what? They’re all lying because they all used the same attorney and the same law firm.
Take a look how congressman and former prosecutor Trey Gowdy is now properly interpreting what Clinton and the DNC and now Obama did in paying for this dossier. This is interesting.
“I’m not an election law expert, Chris, but the good news is, you don’t have to be to understand the absurdity of believing that can you launder all of your campaign money by just hiring a law firm. I mean, imagine if you and I were running for Congress and we just hired a law firm and said, ‘Hey, did you go do all the op, you go buy all the television, you go buy all the bumper stickers, you go hire all the experts and we’re going to launder all of this through a law firm.’ I can’t think of anything that defeats the purpose of transparency laws more than that.”- REP. TREY GOWDY, R-S.C. ON “Fox News SUNDAY”
Do we have equal justice under the law in this country today? If anyone else ever did anything close to what the Clintons, the DNC, and others did, we would be rotting in a jail cell.
The only difference between the Clinton-Uranium One scandal and Trump-Russia collusion is that we have the evidence and after a year of black helicopter conspiracy theories, they have none. And just like we have the evidence when it comes to Clinton and her email server scandal. Why hasn’t she been charged?
Fox News contributor Gregg Jarrett, has put together a list of all of the laws that were potentially (key word is potentially) broken all by the Clinton campaign and the DNC in the fake news dossier scandal.
Then there’s the massive Uranium One scandal that Congress rightly is now investigating. We do need a special prosecutor.
Finally, you have federal statutes involving crimes like bribery and mail fraud and wire fraud and racketeering. All of this is beyond serious. It compromised our national security and people should be put behind bars.
And just to recap, since it’s so important, probably the biggest scandal of all is Billy Boy and Hillary Clinton selling out America’s national security to Putin and the Russians and, guess what? The FBI had the information before they made the deal.
And the FBI director’s name at that time was Robert Mueller. And Eric Holder was the attorney general at the time who oversaw the FBI. They had to know. And, yet, a year later, when even though they had evidence of bribery and collusion and money laundering and all these crimes, they ignored the evidence, and Eric Holder and Clinton signed off on the single — beyond the Uranium deal — dumbest national security decision ever.
Rod Rosenstein, he oversaw the investigation. Remember, he is the guy that appointed Mueller on a local level while he was serving as the U.S. attorney from Maryland. He appointed Mueller to be the special counsel here.
This is beyond abusive. What about investigating their roles in Russia and Hillary Clinton’s State Department? Eric Holder signed off on the deal a year later, knowing that Putin, what his intentions were to corner the uranium market. Bill Clinton makes a fortune. Doubles his speaking fees. Paid with a check from a bank that has financial interest in Uranium One. He tried to get his wife meetings with Russian nuclear officials for him but he met with Putin instead. That was in 2009. Then in 2010, Putin gets everything he wants, in spite of all the evidence of his spies, his agents committing crimes in this country.
And as I mentioned earlier, between Fusion GPS, between Uranium One, there is evidence of real Russian collusion. America tonight is at a crisis point. Will we have equal justice under the law or will America just be a “Banana Republic”, corrupt at its core? That is what is at stake today. And that is what the biased media will never tell you because the media is part of the corruption that is the swamp and that is Washington, D.C.
So, today, America has a choice. We can have equal justice for everyone or we can live in a country where if you have the right politics, you stand for the “correct” left wing positions, you can sell out your country and you can get away with it.