Judge: “Mr. Foreman, do you have a verdict?”
Jury Foreman: “Yes, your Honor.”
Judge: “Go ahead and read it to the court, please.”
Jury Foreman: “We the jury in the above-entitled action find the defendant “Not Exonerated.”
Judge: “Thank you, Mr. Foreman. The jury is dismissed with the court’s gratitude for your service. Bailiff, take the Defendant into custody. We’ll hang him in the morning.”
In this country we have a legal principle called the Presumption of Innocence. We are all presumed innocent until proven guilty. The Democrats want to introduce a new legal standard just for Donald Trump – the Presumption of Guilt. They want us to presume that Donald Trump is guilty until exonerated.
After 2+ years of them proclaiming that Trump’s guilt was obvious and the evidence was overwhelming, the Democrats produced bupkis. Mueller even flipped Trump’s lawyer by arresting him on charges unrelated to Trump. Screw Attorney-Client Privilege, Cohen knows where the bodies are buried because he advised Trump where to bury them. That’s a Crime/Fraud exception.
So what did Cohen have on Trump? Bupkis.
Mueller and his crack team of former Clinton lawyers despise Donald Trump, but they still could not find shit on him. So now the Democrats have some competing explanations for this massive failure of their Impeachment Witch Hunt. The most outrageous assertion is that since Trump was not exonerated Congress must begin an impeachment inquiry.
Legally speaking, Congress could create a permanent Impeachment Committee that would endlessly keep searching for an impeachable offense, but that probably would not fly politically. The police do not launch investigations without reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed, but that rule does not apply to Congress. But the voting public can vote the Democrats out of power and that would kill impeachment dead as Gen. Franco.
One thing that slipped by a lot of people’s notice this week was an article by John Solomon.
Mifsud was a “longtime cooperator of western intel” who was asked specifically by his contacts at Link University in Rome and the London Center of International Law Practice (LCILP) — two academic groups with ties to Western diplomacy and intelligence — to meet with Papadopoulos at a dinner in Rome in mid-March 2016, Roh told me.
A May 2019 letter from Nunes to U.S. intelligence officials corroborates some of Roh’s account, revealing photos showing that the FBI conducted training at Link in fall 2016 and that Mifsud and other Link officials met regularly with world leaders, including Boris Johnson, elected today as Britain’s new prime minister.
A few days after the March dinner, Roh added, Mifsud received instructions from Link superiors to “put Papadopoulos in contact with Russians,” including a think tank figure named Ivan Timofeev and a woman he was instructed to identify to Papadopoulos as Vladimir Putin’s niece.
Mifsud knew the woman was not the Russian president’s niece but, rather, a student who was involved with both the Link and LCILP campuses, and the professor believed there was an effort underway to determine whether Papadopoulos was an “agent provocateur” seeking foreign contacts, Roh said.
The evidence, he told me, “clearly indicates that this was not only a surveillance op but a more sophisticated intel operation” in which Mifsud became involved.
Joseph Mifsud is the guy who allegedly told George Papadopolous that the Kremlin had Hillary’s emails and was planning to release them. The Mueller report mentions that Mifsud has lots of Russian contacts, insinuating that Mifsud was a Russian asset. But it turns out he was one of ours.
George Papadopolous allegedly repeated the stuff about Hillary’s emails to some Aussie politician, and when the Aussie reported that comment to the CIA that was what triggered the investigation of Papadopolous, including the FISA phone taps.
If what Solomon is reporting is true then Papadopolous was set up, and the investigation was a sham from the get-go. (But we already knew that.)
Trump knew he was innocent, but he had to wait for Mueller to finish before he could hit back. Now it’s not obstruction of justice, it’s just good old fashioned payback.
And payback is a real bitch.