It started with nothing, and ended the same way.
DOJ Drops Charges Against Alleged Russian ‘Troll Farms’
In the latest development that has further debunked the “Russian interference” narrative, the Department of Justice on Monday filed a motion to drop its prosecution of two Russian companies that have been accused of running “troll farms” during the 2016 election, as reported by Fox News.
The DOJ was granted its request by a federal judge to drop charges of “conspiring to defraud U.S. agencies” as a result of alleged election interference, which the Left had claimed was due to these companies and other Russian entities setting up “troll farms” to spread memes and disinformation during the election.
The charges against Concord Management and Consulting LLC, and Concord Catering, were thus dropped. As the charged individuals were all Russian nationals, they were unlikely to face any actual punishment, and pursuing such charges could have presented a threat to America’s national security. In response to the charges originally filed by Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation, Concord had actually entered an appearance in federal court vowing to contest the charges, which was an unexpected move for the Mueller team.
There was never any concrete evidence of “troll farming” or any Russian interference in the 2016 election. The additional allegations of “collusion” between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government was eventually debunked by Mueller’s own investigation.
They say that “News is the first draft of history.” I truly hope that one day historians will set the record straight. The news media sure as hell ain’t gonna do it because they were complicit. But considering that academia is even more Leftist than the news media, I won’t hold my breath.
Ever since Operation Impeach Trump started on Election Night 2016 we have been told (by the news media and other Democrats) that the inquisitors and persecutors working for Bungling Bob Mueller were experienced nonpartisan professionals who were above reproach. To even question their expertise, impartiality, and/or patriotism was to undermine THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.
In reality, the Mueller Mob was the gang that couldn’t shoot straight.
In my experience, there are three kinds of prosecutors. First of all, there are the professionals. These are the attorneys who make up the vast majority of federal, state and local prosecutors. Their ambitions begin and end inside of a courtroom, either as a prosecutor, a defense attorney, or a judge. But to them, when it comes down to it, being a prosecutor is just a job.
The second group are the ones I call the “true believers.” These are the crusaders who typically gravitate to sex crimes or domestic violence. They see the position of “prosecutor” as a calling rather than a job. They are humorless fanatics with personal issues that compel them.
Lastly, there are the political prosecutors. There are the ones for whom trying cases is just a stepping stone on the way to bigger and better things. A perfect example of a political prosecutor is Kamala Harris. Her ambitions have always been much higher than working in a courtroom.
A prosecutor from any of the three groups can be ethical and professional, but political prosecutors are the ones most likely to be amoral political hacks. Sometimes they are almost sociopathic.
The Mueller Mob was made up entirely of political prosecutors.
Sleazy and dishonest defense attorneys are no threat to our system of justice because they have very little power. The worst they can do is help a few guilty clients go free. Corrupt prosecutors are a threat to our system of justice as well as our political system. That’s because prosecutors have enormous power – in some ways even more than judges. A judge can dismiss a case, but he cannot force a prosecutor to file one. A judge’s dismissal of a case can be appealed, but there is no appeal for a prosecutor’s exercise of discretion in refusing to prosecute a case.
The Mueller Mob was certainly corrupt – they knew from the outset that there was no collusion. They knew this because the Deep State told them so. The idea of Russian collusion came from the Hillary campaign, but the Deep Staters handled the details of the actual frame-up.
The basic allegation was that Trump and his minions conspired with Russia to meddle in the 2016 election. The unspoken assumption was that Russian meddling is the reason that Trump won. I don’t think anyone disputes that Russia did some meddling, but all I have seen proof of is that Russia paid a couple hundred thou on some Facebook ads. There is absolutely no evidence to support the contention that Russian hackers were able to hack into voting systems and change the vote totals.
There is an allegation that Russian hackers accessed the DNC computer and stole John Podesta’s emails, which they then gave to Wikileaks to publish. Wikileaks denies this and says that the material they published was from a source inside the DNC.
This will never be proven either way because the Democrats refused to allow the FBI to examine their server and its current whereabouts is somewhere in the vicinity of Jimmy Hoffa.
You do not need to show that a crime was committed to prove conspiracy, you need only show that two or more people acted in concert to commit a crime and that there was some action taken in furtherance of that conspiracy. In practical terms, it is a lot easier to get a conviction when you can link the defendant to a crime and then convince the jury to infer that the defendant acted in concert with others to commit it.
So Mueller indicted some Russians for meddling. And he did not seal the indictment. The charges were taken by the media as proof of Russian meddling and all that was needed now was to connect them to Trump. Trump was not indicted, which forced the news media to resurrect the term “unindicted co-conspirator.” Nonetheless, Democrats celebrated and Nasty Nana had so many vodka mimosas at lunch she took an unplanned nap at her desk.
I think it was Andrew McCarthy at National Review who pointed out that there was something fishy about the indictment. Since all 13 of the individuals that were indicted were then in Russia it was unlikely that any of them would voluntarily submit to extradition.
The Ivy League geniuses in the Mueller Mob must have thought this was a smooth move. If no one was arrested and brought to court the prosecution didn’t have to prove anything, nor were they obligated to provide Brady material to the defense.
It turns out that those Ivy League geniuses weren’t as smart as they thought they were. They indicted 13 Russians and 3 Russian companies. Unlike real people, corporations appear in court by and thru the corporation’s attorneys. I would have loved to see the faces of the Mueller Mob when the attorneys for Concord Management and Consulting LLC showed up in court, entered a not guilty plea and demanded that the prosecution provide disclosure of all the evidence against their client.
I guess I should point out that Mueller was not appointed to get to the bottom of what happened in the 2016 election or to figure out how Trump beat Hillary. Mueller was hired to establish a basis to impeach Donald Trump and remove him from office. There were multiple efforts to overturn the election, beginning with demands for recounts and efforts to subvert the Electoral College.
The original scheme was based on the assumption that Trump would be a lousy President who would become even less popular as time went by. They also assumed that even if there was no collusion that the investigation would uncover enough dirt to justify Trump’s removal. All they needed was enough GOPers in Congress willing to stick a shiv in Trump’s back.
You may recall that the NeverTrumpers expected Republicans who voted for Trump to recant their support and come crawling back to Loserville. Unfortunately for Ryan’s RINOs, NeverTrumpers, the media, and other Democrats, Trump turned out to be pretty darn good at presidentin’ and stuff. His base was united in supporting him and some NeverTrumpers abandoned their resistance and returned to the GOP fold.
But that was 2017. 2018 was an election year. All Mueller had to do was keep his investigation going until after the election. So he did. I don’t know why people voted the way they did in November 2018, but everyone who voted did so while the Mueller Report was pending.