Robert Mueller is desperate.
His collusion investigation is a hoax and he’s scrounging around for anything he can use to make the case that Congress should impeach Donald Trump.
He’s discovered one phone call that could be bad news for the President.
Mueller is zeroing in on the Trump administration’s response to the story that a Russian lawyer promised Donald Trump, Jr. dirt on Hillary Clinton in exchange for a meeting.
The lawyer lied.
There was no dirt—the lawyer wanted to lobby the campaign about lifting sanctions on Russia adoption.
It was another supposed bombshell that fizzled within hours of its publication.
So Mueller – in his zeal to destroy the President – is focusing on a phone call between Trump, top aide Hope Hicks, and former legal team spokesmen Mark Corallo, where they discussed the administration’s response to the story.
Corallo alleges that Hicks claimed the emails that Trump, Jr. eventually made public would “never get out” and alleges that this meant she was trying to obstruct justice with the President on the phone.
The New York Times reports:
“The conference call with the president, Mr. Corallo and Ms. Hicks took place the next morning, and what transpired on the call is a matter of dispute.
In Mr. Corallo’s account — which he provided contemporaneously to three colleagues who later gave it to The Times — he told both Mr. Trump and Ms. Hicks that the statement drafted aboard Air Force One would backfire because documents would eventually surface showing that the meeting had been set up for the Trump campaign to get political dirt about Mrs. Clinton from the Russians.
According to his account, Ms. Hicks responded that the emails “will never get out” because only a few people had access to them. Mr. Corallo, who worked as a Justice Department spokesman during the George W. Bush administration, told colleagues he was alarmed not only by what Ms. Hicks had said — either she was being naïve or was suggesting that the emails could be withheld from investigators — but also that she had said it in front of the president without a lawyer on the phone and that the conversation could not be protected by attorney-client privilege.”
Hicks’ lawyer strongly denied this allegation and labeled it as false.
The Times also reports:
In a statement on Wednesday, a lawyer for Ms. Hicks strongly denied Mr. Corallo’s allegations.
“As most reporters know, it’s not my practice to comment in response to questions from the media. But this warrants a response,” said the lawyer, Robert P. Trout. “She never said that. And the idea that Hope Hicks ever suggested that emails or other documents would be concealed or destroyed is completely false.”
Mueller’s interest in this episode shows how desperate he is to destroy Trump.
Even if the initial statement to the media was misleading, that is not a crime.
If a special counsel was appointed every time a politician shaded the truth to the media there would be 535 special counsels investigating every member of Congress.
Mueller digging into this meeting exposes that he is holding no cards.
If he really had any evidence of collusion or obstruction he would be pursuing that instead.
Investigations are supposed to be conducted in pursuit of evidence to prove a crime was committed.
The Mueller probe is an investigation in pursuit of a crime.
Trump is being investigated because his real “crime” was winning the election against the wishes of the political establishment.
So they are using this fake news Russia probe to try and tear him down.
It’s an illegitimate assault on Democracy and it should be shut down immediately.
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