Robert Mueller has been inducted into the ‘chickensh** club’
After a nearly two-year-long probe, all Special Counsel Robert Mueller could do was produce an inconclusive report.
by Larry Beinhart
“The chickensh** club” is a phrase coined by James Comey after he was US attorney for the Southern District of New York back in 2002. The title means he was head of an office of over 200 assistant US attorneys. Several months into his job, Comey, who would later head the FBI for four years before being dismissed by US President Donald Trump in 2017 in what some saw as an obstruction-of-justice move, called a staff meeting.
As reported by Jesse Eisinger in his book, The Chickensh** Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives, “Comey asked the seated prosecutors a question, ‘Who here has never had an acquittal or a hung jury. Please raise your hand.’ The go-getters and resume builders in the office were ready. This group thought themselves the best trial lawyers in the country. Hands shot up. Backs straightened in preparation for praise. Comey looked at his flock with approbation. ‘You are members of what we like to call the Chickensh** Club’.”
Read more at https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/robert-mueller-inducted-chickensh-club-190325064049644.html
Netanyahu heads into eye of Mueller storm. He may repay twin brother Trump
The prime minister would welcome a presidential assertion that both are victims of a conspiracy and witch hunt
By Chemi Shalev
Mar. 24, 2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will come to Washington on Sunday, heading straight into the eye of the storm sparked by the presentation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report. Netanyahu’s meeting…
Read more at https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-mueller-maelstrom-could-compel-netanyahu-to-repay-trump-by-endorsing-his-innocence-1.7046226
Trump Is Netanyahu’s Man and the US Media Are Imbeciles
By Paul Craig Roberts
March 25, 2019
As I said, Trump is America’s first Zionist president. But apparently Trump does not understand that a declaration he signs giving Golan Heights to Israel has no authority under international law. I doubt many others will prostitute themselves in this way, so all Trump has achieved is to line up the United States with Israel’s illegal absorption of occupied territory. https://www.rt.com/news/454711-trump-signs-golan-heights/
Of course, in America stupidity can be found wherever one looks. Listening to the presstitutes today, especially the imbeciles at NPR, the American media is so completely stupid that the morons are unable to comprehend that there cannot be obsruction of justice if there is no crime. Mueller says there is no crime, so how could Trump obstruct justice in the absence of a crime? What justice was obstructed?
Don’t expect the idiot presstitutes to explain. Or Donna Brazile. Or the imbeciles Nadler and Schiff and the rest of the junk politicians who pollute American political life beyond the point of total ruin.
Read more at http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51328.htm
AIPAC Is Coming to Town – Again!
By Philip M. Giraldi
March 25, 2019
The Trump Administration has delivered yet another concession to Israel’s embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the eve of parliamentary elections: the Israeli military occupation of much of the Palestinian West Bank and of the Golan Heights will no longer be referred to in official U.S. government documents as an occupation. America’s so-called Ambassador to Israel is a former Trump lawyer named David Friedman who is more involved in serving Israel than the United States. He personally supports the view that the illegal Jewish settlements are legitimately part of Israel, choosing to ignore their growth even though it has long been U.S. policy to oppose them. He has also long sought to change the State Department’s language on the Israeli control of the West Bank and Golan Heights, being particularly concerned about the expression “occupied,” which has legal implications. Now he appears to have won that fight, to the delight of the Netanyahu government.
Read more at http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51329.htm
Cruz says administration’s Golan Heights policy is ‘tremendous’
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz called President Donald Trump’s decision last week to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights a “tremendous” move Sunday.
“What the President did this week was tremendous. He recognized that the Golan Heights is legitimately now a part of Israel. That’s something I’ve been pushing for, for over a year,” Cruz told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”
“I think it is good foreign policy for Israel, and it’s good foreign policy for the United States,” the Texas senator said, adding that he has previously introduced legislation in the past several months that recognizes Israel’s control over the region.
Read more at https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/24/politics/ted-cruz-trump-golan-heights/index.html
Taibbi: As the Mueller Probe Ends, New Russiagate Myths Begin
By Matt Taibbi
On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Congress, summarizing the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The most telling section, quoted directly from Mueller’s report, read:
“[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
That one sentence should end a roughly 33-month national ordeal (the first Russigate stories date back to July 2016) in which the public was encouraged, both by officials and the press, to believe Donald Trump was a compromised foreign agent.
Read more at https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/taibbi-russia-investigation-conclusions-813171/
Mueller report is a political debacle for the Democratic Party
25 March 2019
On Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his nearly two-year-long investigation, finding no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
“[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” reads a section of the report excerpted by the Justice Department.
Read more at https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/25/pers-m25.html
Release the Mueller Report—Immediately and Completely
By John Nichols
March 22, 2019
Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded a 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and allegations that Donald Trump has engaged in egregious wrongdoing as a candidate and as the president of the United States. Mueller has produced what is described as a “comprehensive” report on his inquiry, and that report is now in the hands of the man Trump recently selected to head the Department of Justice.
This is an urgent moment for the country. Yet, upon receiving the report, Attorney General Robert Barr indicated to Congress that he “may be in a position to advise you of the Special Counsel’s principal conclusions as soon as this weekend.” That is not the language of transparency.
Read more at https://www.thenation.com/article/john-nichols-release-the-mueller-report-immediately/