The Office of the Special Counsel of Robert Mueller was appointed to cover up FBI misdeeds and wrongdoing under the Obama administration during the 2016 presidential election and to shield the FBI and other governmental and non-governmental institutions from public and congressional inquiries under the guise of "ongoing investigations".
The Mueller office consisted of 13 angry Democrats and Clinton cronies appointed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The office was created after the highly questionable and conflict ridden mandate of Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to examine the Russia collusion conspiracy theory, allegedly to look into foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The conspiracy hoax was manufactured by the Obama Department of Justice, Hillary for America campaign, the Democratic National Committee, the Comey/McCabe led FBI, and a network of provocateurs and informants from the UK and elsewhere reporting to John Brennan. Some Europeans accustomed to the protection of the United States, did not like Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric about requiring NATO allies to pay their fair share of defense costs and found willing partners in the corrupt Democratic and Clinton machines for an intelligence coup to interfere with American democracy in the name of "national security."
The Muller office performed five specific functions:
- Cover up of Obama administration illegal surveillance activity;
- Cover up the murder of Seth Rich, a DNC employee;
- Interfere in the operation of the Trump administration's first two years in office;
- Obstruct Congressional investigations into the 2016 presidential election; and
- Interfere in the 2018 Midterm elections and assist the Democratic party to retake the House of Representatives.
Since its founding, three investigators have been fired for bias and two prosecutors quit to salvage their reputations and credibility.
- 1 Spygate
- 2 Birth of a false narrative
- 3 Mueller theory
- 4 Scope memos
- 5 Illegal leaking
- 6 Troll farm (Putin's cook) indictment
- 7 Other false narratives
- 8 Personnel
- 9 Mueller Report
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
- See also: Obamagate timeline
Initially in December 2015 there were 17 GOP candidates and all needed to be researched. However, when Donald Trump won New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina the field was significantly whittled. Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson remained. During the time-frame of December 2015 through April 2016 the NSA's FISA database was being exploited by contractors within the intelligence community doing unauthorized searches.
On Super Tuesday, March 2, 2016, Donald Trump won seven states (VT, AR, VA, GA, AL, TN, MA) it was then clear that Trump was the GOP frontrunner with momentum to become the presumptive nominee. On March 5th, Trump won Kentucky and Louisiana; and on March 8th Trump won Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii.
Contractor access denied
On March 9, 2016, oversight personnel doing a review of FBI system access were alerted to thousands of unauthorized search queries of specific U.S. persons within the NSA database. NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers was made aware. Subsequently NSA Director Rogers initiated a full compliance review of the system to identify who was doing the searches; and what searches were being conducted.
On April 18, 2016, following the preliminary audit results, Director Rogers shut down all FBI contractor access to the database after he learned FISA-702 “about”(17) and “to/from”(16) search queries were being done without authorization. The NSA database had been continually illegally misused during the Obama administration to conduct political surveillance. It was the discovery of the database exploitation and the removal of access as a surveillance tool that created the Obama operatives initial problem. The system users needed to develop another way to get access. On April 19, 2016, Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson’s wife, Mary Jacoby, a Hillary Clinton friend going back to Little Rock, visited the White House. Immediately thereafter, the DNC and Clinton campaign hired Fusion GPS, who then hired Christopher Steele.
As FISA Judge Rosemary Collyer later wrote in her report, “many of these non-compliant queries involved the use of the same identifiers over different date ranges.” Put another way: attributes belonging to a specific individual(s) were being targeted and queried, unlawfully. The primary search target, over multiple date ranges, was Donald Trump. There were tens-of-thousands of unauthorized search queries; and as Judge Collyer stated in her report, there is no reason to believe the 85% non compliant rate was any different from the abuse of the NSA database going back to 2012. Judge Collyer wrote: “many of these non-compliant queries involved the use of the same identifiers over different date ranges.” The system users were searching the same phone number, email address, electronic identifier, repeatedly over different dates. Specific persons were being tracked/monitored. Collyer also wrote: “while the government reports it is unable to provide a reliable estimate of” these non lawful searches “since 2012, there is no apparent reason to believe the November 2015 to April 2016 coincided with an unusually high error rate”. That means the 85% unlawful FISA-702(16)(17) database abuse had been happening since 2012. The Obama administration was continually lying to the FISA court about their activity, and the rate of Fourth Amendment violations for illegal searches and seizures of U.S. persons’ private information for multiple years. The database was repeatedly used by persons with contractor access who unlawfully searched and extracted the raw results without redacting the information (or masking the identity of US Persons) and shared it with an unknown number of entities. There were more than 10,000 illegal FISA database queries by contractors just between November 2015 to April 2016.
2012 is an important date in this database abuse because a network of specific interests is assembled that also shows up in 2016/2017: Robert Mueller was FBI director in 2012, who was selected by the FBI group to become special prosecutor in 2017. Mueller’ chief-of-staffwas Aaron Zebley, who became one of the lead lawyers on the Mueller team. John Brennan who helped oust Gen. Petraeus was CIA director. James Clapper was DNI. The NSA is inside the Defense Department command structure. Ash Carter was Defense Secretary. Brenna Clapper, and Ash Carter tried to get Adm. Rogers fired during the Trump transition after Rogers altered President-elect Trump of the illegal spying. And it was Brennan, Clapper and James Comey who wrote and signed-off-on the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment to impugn President-elect Trump as a Russian asset and then lied about the using of the Steele Dossier as evidence.
Crowdstrike was a known FBI contractor; they were also contracted by the DNC. Shawn Henry was the former head of the FBI office in DC and became the President of Crowdstrike Services; a rather dubious contractor for the government and a politically connected data security and forensic company. Former CBS News anchor Sharyl Attkisson named Shawn Henry as a defendant in her lawsuit against the Obama administration for illegal computer intrusion. Henry also conveniently worked as an NBC News "national security" consultant to push the fake news Trump-Russia collusion narrative. James Comey’s special friend Daniel Richman was an unpaid FBI “special employee” with security access to the database. Nellie Ohr began working for Fusion-GPS on the Trump project in November 2015 and she was a CIA contractor; and it’s entirely likely Glenn Simpson or people within his Fusion-GPS network were also contractors for the intelligence community.
Immediately after NSA flags were raised March 9th; the same intelligence agencies began using confidential human sources (CHS’s) to run into the Trump campaign. By activating intelligence assets like Joseph Mifsud and Stefan Halper the IC (CIA, FBI) and system users had now created an authorized way to continue the same political surveillance operations. When Donald Trump hired Paul Manafort on March 28, 2016, it was a perfect scenario for those doing the surveillance. Manafort was a known entity to the FBI and was previously under investigation. Paul Manafort’s entry into the Trump orbit was perfect for Glenn Simpson to sell his prior research on Manafort as a Trump-Russia collusion script two weeks later.
Everything after March 9th, 2016, had a dual purpose: (1) done to cover up the weaponization of the FISA database. Spygate, Russia-Gate, the Steele Dossier, and even the 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment were needed to create a cover-story and protect themselves from discovery of this four year weaponization, political surveillance and unlawful spying. Even the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel in May 2017; Mueller was FBI Director when this illegal activity began. And (2) they needed to keep the surveillance going for the upcoming 2016 election and well into the Trump administration after Hillary lost and their illegal activity needed to be hidden.
The cover-up: The Steele dossier
Fusion GPS was not hired in April 2016 just to research Donald Trump. The Obama intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to give them a plausible justification for already existing surveillance and spy operations. Fusion-GPS gave them that justification and evidence for a FISA warrant with the Steele Dossier. The Obama intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to create a legal albeit ex post facto justification for the pre-existing surveillance and spy operations.
The Steele Dossier contained three insurance policy purposes: (1) the cover-story and justification for the pre-existing surveillance operation (protect Obama); and (2) facilitate the FBI counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign (assist Clinton); and later (3) continue the operation with a special counsel (protect both). That’s why the FBI small group, which transitioned into the Mueller team, were so strongly committed to and defending the formation of the Steele Dossier and its dubious content.
Birth of a false narrative
Robert Mueller’s investigation shows that Russians worked to boost the campaign of Bernie Sanders to damage Hillary Clinton. The Russians “engaged in operations primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders."
In the Spring of 2016 John Brennan developed a false narrative:
|CIA Dir. John Brennan received information from British GCHQ intelligence as part of an allegedly "routine" intelligence sharing agreement about Trump associates' business dealings in Russia. The information is said to have originated with Estonian intelligence. Estonia, a country of 1.3 million inhabitants, requested a multi-billion dollar missile defence system which they can't pay for, while Trump adviser Newt Gingrich referred to the country as a 'suburb of St. Petersberg' with 5.3 million residents. Gingrich, rumoured to be on the short list for Secretary of State, said he doubts American leaders would risk nuclear war over Putin's actions in the region.|
Allegedly, the information that triggered Brennan to act was a tape recorded conversation that mentioned money from the Kremlin to the Trump Campaign.
The FBI began a counterintelligence investigation into Paul Manafort's Ukrainian associations. This investigation led to FISA surveillance of at least three Trump associates, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, and Roger Stone.
To hide the activities of the Clinton campaign, Obama FBI, DOJ and British intelligence services who colluded together to meddle in U.S. elections, Mueller put forth the theory that Russian intelligence services hacked DNC servers and gave John Podesta's emails to WikiLeaks, rather than Seth Rich as an inside whistleblower. Mueller alleged Roger Stone and Dr. Jerome Corsi had advance knowledge of Podesta emails being made public. A false narrative that WikiLeaks was a Russian front was created.
Stone said that any knowledge he had about WikiLeaks in possession of DNC emails came from a leftist radio talk show host who got the information from a lawyer for WikiLeaks. Even after Stone put forward conclusive evidence supporting the facts, Mueller continued to pressure Dr. Corsi with threats to destroy him and his family financially, and lock the 72 year old in poor health up for ten years unless he testified that Corsi, Stone, and Trump were in cahoots with Putin.
General Flynn was under investigation from the outset in mid-2016. The fraudulent FBI counterintelligence operation, established by CIA Director John Brennan, had Gen. Michael Flynn as one of the early targets when Brennan handed the originating electronic communication “EC” to disgraced FBI Director James Comey.
The four identified targets within the original July 2016 Crossfire Hurricane investigation were George Papadopoulos, Flynn, Paul Manafort and Carter Page. With Manafort outlined as a target in the original authorization and the first scope memo, the second scope memo authorized expansion to his business partner Richard Gates and their joint businesses. This memo also permitted the investigation of Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen and all of his interests; and Rosenstein authorized an investigation of his own boss, AG Jeff Sessions.
This second scope memo also allowed Andrew Weissmann and Mueller to target Roger Stone and Michael Flynn Jr. Adding Mike Flynn Jr. to the target list (scope memo) meant the special counsel could strong arm General Flynn into a plea deal with the threat of indictment of his son who just had a four month old baby.
All of the illegally extracted FISA-702(16)(17) database search results were part of this original Crossfire Hurricane file available to Andrew Weissmann and Mueller. However, in order to use this illegally gathered search-query evidence, Weissmann and Mueller needed to build parallel construction, or an alternate justification to “rediscover” the preexisting evidence which had already been gathered from abuse of FISA database and illegal domestic spying.
Throughout the Mueller investigation, the team developed a "leak strategy," in violation of federal law, to manipulate and influence public opinion.
Troll farm (Putin's cook) indictment
Mueller may have perjured himself before Congress in his sworn testimony with an untruthful answer about why he held an earlier press briefing. Court documents suggest Mueller may have made his May 29, 2019 press conference as damage control after a federal judge threatened to hold the Mueller team in criminal contempt of court over what she called misleading language in the Mueller Report about Russian government interference in the 2016 election. Under oath before Congress, Mueller denied the judge’s action had anything to do with the May 29 press conference. In the May 29, 2019 press conference, Mueller stressed that the Russians he indicted were “private” entities and "presumed innocent." Mueller didn’t tell the country that the day before, Judge Dabney Friedrich: ordered Mueller to stop overstating evidence of Kremlin-directed interference.
On May 28, Judge Friedrich called attorneys prosecuting the case into her courtroom for a closed hearing. Friedrich agreed with one defendant’s claims that Mueller had overstated the evidence when he implied in the Mueller Report to Congress that the trolls were controlled by the Russian government and that the social media operations they conducted during the 2016 presidential campaign were directed by Moscow. News organizations seized on the highly suggestive wording in the Mueller Report to state they were part of a Kremlin-run operation. Concerned that the Mueller Report could prejudice a jury and jeopardize the defendants' right to a fair trial, Friedrich ordered the special prosecutor to stop making such claims and “to minimize the prejudice moving forward” — or face sanction. “The government shall refrain from making or authorizing any public statement that links the alleged conspiracy in the indictment to the Russian government. Willful failure to do so in the future will result in the initiation of contempt proceedings.”
The judge explained that the Mueller’s Report improperly referred to the defendants’ “social media operations” as one of “two principal interference operations in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections” carried out by the Russian government. She also pointed out that he also referred to their Internet trolling as “active measures” — a term of art that typically includes operations conducted by Russian intelligence to influence international affairs. She said this was a departure from the government’s original February 2018 indictment, which “does not link the defendants to the Russian government" and “alleges only private conduct by private actors."
Friedrich further directed the prosecution to make clear that its allegations are simply that and “remain unproven.” She also admonished Mueller’s team from expressing "an opinion on the defendant’s guilt or innocence."
The next day, May 29, Mueller's statement at the Department of Justice press podium apparently mollified the judge. In a recently unsealed July 1, 2019 opinion, Friedrich wrote that Mueller had “demonstrated” the government had complied with her order with his statements to the media. “In delivering his remarks the special counsel carefully distinguished between the efforts by 'Russian intelligence officers who were part of the Russian military' and the efforts detailed ‘in a separate indictment’ by ‘a private [italics in original] Russian entity engaged in a social media operation where Russian citizens [italics in original] posed as Americans in order to interfere in the election.’”
Mueller's hastily assembled press briefing room headed off a public rebuke by the judge hearing one of the signature indictments of Mueller’s 22-month investigation.
When Mueller testified before the House Judiciary Committee on July 24 Rep. Tom McClintock asked him about the may 29 press conference, pressing him on whether the real reason he called it was to “retroactively” soften allegations he made in his report to comply with Judge Friedrich's demands a day earlier. In spite of documentary evidence suggesting otherwise, Mueller flatly stated that the court order had nothing to do with his calling the news conference, implying that the timing was just a coincidence.
Other false narratives
After securing highly questionable convictions on other totally unrelated charges against Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, and George Papadopoulos, none of the victims "flipped" as fake news alleged they would in exchange for a plea deal on cooked up charges.
None of Mueller's victims had any information to give impugning Trump in any crime or alleged Russian collusion.
The coven of witchhunters consists of Aaron Zelinsky, Robert Mueller, Zainab Ahmad, Andrew Weissmann, Aaron Zebley, Jeannie Rhee, Rush Atkinson, Ryan Dickey, Michael Dreeben, Greg Andres, Andrew Goldstein, Kyle Freeny, Brandon Van Grack, Elizabeth Prelogar, James Quarles, Adam Jed and media leak strategist Peter Carr.
In mid 2017 Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Kevin Clinesmith and one other unknown person were fired from the team for extreme bias. Clinnesmith faced disciplinary action and criminal prosecution for forging documents in the Carter Page FISA warrant application, the basis of the Mueller investigation.
According to USA Today, "Obama blew it big time" in regards to Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Mueller's final report flatly states that Russia began interfering in American democracy in 2014. Over the next couple of years, the effort blossomed into an attempt to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The Obama administration knew this and did nothing. National Security Advisor Susan Rice told her staff to "stand down" and "knock it off" against the Russians. Obama was singularly focused on the nuclear deal with Iran. Obama wanted Vladimir Putin in the deal, and to stand up to him on election interference would have, in Obama's estimation, upset that negotiation.
Of the eight cases or incidents of alleged Trump Campaign interaction with the Russians investigated by the Mueller team, the proposals to interact with the Russian Government or with Putin originated with FBI informants, MI-6 assets or people paid by Fusion GPS, and not Trump or his people.
- President Donald Trump blasts '13 Angry Democrats,' Robert Mueller probe, JOHN BACON | USA TODAY, May 27, 2018
- Mark Penn said "Why are there people from the Clinton Foundation on the Mueller Staff? Why is there an Independent Counsel? To go after people and their families for unrelated offenses...Constitution was set up to prevent this...Stormtrooper tactics almost."
- The double standards of the Mueller investigation, Victor Davis Hanson, Tribune Content Agency, April 30, 2018
- NYT, 1/19/17
- Mueller Tied to Double Deception: First in Court, Then Before Congress Mueller Tied to Double Deception: First in Court, Then Before Congress, By Paul Sperry, RealClearInvestigations, August 7, 2019.
- DOJ Political Surveillance – From the IRS in 2011 to the FISA Court in 2016, Posted on March 8, 2020 by sundance. theconservativetreehouse.com