12.18.2017 0

A tale of two investigations

By Printus LeBlanc

If you’re paying attention to the news, you know there is a biased, unfounded, taxpayer-funded opposition research project, masquerading as an investigation going on into President Trump. This investigation has yet to uncover anything connecting President Trump or any of his surrogates to “Russian collusion.” Recent revelations have called into question the prejudiced nature of the investigators. When you compare the actions of the investigators in this case with another famous case, you get something scary. Anything but equality under the law.

In case you don’t remember, Hillary Clinton was under investigation because crimes were committed. The Clinton investigation was an investigation looking into crimes the world knew had been perpetrated. We know this because we have the classified emails that were sent via private server.

In an unprecedented move though, the FBI allowed Hillary Clinton and her lawyers to tell the “investigators” what was deemed evidence and what was not. It would be like the DEA raiding a drug lab and ignoring the two-ton pile of cocaine in the corner because the drug dealer said it’s baby powder.

Hillary Clinton’s aides were treated with kid gloves also. Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills were both given immunity agreements for no reason. If you’re given immunity, it is generally for information on something else. What was gained by giving them a free pass in this case?

It is widely known both aides lied to now disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok. In his official report he stated, Cheryl Mills told him she didn’t know what a server was, and Abedin said she didn’t find out about the server until 2015. But a released email from 2010 shows the two discussing the private server. Clearly, they both knew what a server was and that they were on it. No word if they will be brought to justice for making false statements to the FBI.

Hillary Clinton also obstructed justice and tampered with evidence. She used a program known as bleachbit to remove all data from her server. The attempted obstruction of justice happened two weeks after receiving a subpoena to retain all records in the illegal server. Yet no charges were brought for this blatant disregard for the law.

And the coup de grace, the exoneration letter for Hillary Clinton was written months before interviewing her and other key players in the scandal. After the letter was written, the same disgraced FBI agent would make crucial changes to the letter to play down what Clinton did.

The Mueller investigation is the opposite of what happened with the Clinton investigation. Special Counsel Mueller is looking for a crime instead of investigating one. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave Mueller a blank check to investigate anything he wants.

How did the Mueller investigation treat Trump’s aides? Like they were hardcore criminals.

The FBI raided the home of Paul Manafort in the early morning, including frisking his wife while she was still in bed. Privileged attorney-client documents would also be taken during the raid. This happened despite the fact he was cooperating with the numerous investigations. Many people saw the raid as nothing more than an attempt to intimidate Manafort. Manafort would eventually be indicted for several crimes, none of which happened while he was working with the President.

However, many of the crimes he was indicted for happened while he was working with the Podesta Group, a group formerly headed by Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman’s brother Tony Podesta. No word if they will be investigated, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Retired general Mike Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements. The circumstances in which his false statement was acquired is dubious, to say the least. Flynn has been meeting with the FBI shortly after President Trump was sworn in. These were regular meetings about security clearances and Flynn’s role as National Security Advisor. During one of these meetings, Flynn misspoke about one of the dozens of phone calls and meetings he had following President Trump‘s election. That mistake cost Flynn hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and a guilty plea, but still nothing to do with “Russian Collusion.”

The latest news suggests Robert Mueller went around the lawyers for President Trump to obtain privileged and attorney-client related documents from the General Services Administration belonging to the Trump transition team. The lawyers for Trump have said no warrant was even issued for the materials. I guess the 4th Amendment doesn’t apply to Special Counsels.

Everyone is supposed to equal under the law. If these two high profile cases have taught us anything, it is that it is more important what letter is beside your name than the Constitution. The FBI and DOJ have lost all faith and credibility with the people. It is going to take a lot to earn it back. They can start by ending the witch hunt and launch a full investigation into the actions of the partisans that set this whole ball in motion.

Printus LeBlanc is a contributing editor at Americans for Limited Government

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