Matthew Whitaker’s ascension to acting attorney general gave optimism to President Trump supporters tired of the cynical manipulation of our Justice Department by anti-Trump actors. But that optimism might be premature — or at least complicated.
Rod Rosenstein is reportedly still getting information before Whitaker when it comes to the Michael Cohen case that the
Fox News reports: “Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s office was notified of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s plea deal at least two days before Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker received the same information, Fox News has learned…But a source familiar with the timeline told Fox News that Whitaker was only informed of the impending plea deal between Mueller and Cohen on Wednesday afternoon. A source close to President Trump confirmed they were informed Wednesday evening…”
That’s not good. Matthew Whitaker seemingly needs to assert himself more at his new job, since he is technically overseeing the Mueller special counsel investigation. He is also technically overseeing the federal prosecutors who are coming after — and working with — Michael Cohen.
The Cohen case is being run out of New York and it’s just as much of a partisan circus as the Mueller “investigation.”
Michael Cohen’s new attorney Guy Petrillo — part of a team with Amy Lester — represents Cohen as he gives information over to New York prosecutors as part of his cooperation related to his crime of lying to investigators. Those prosecutors are still loyal to anti-Trump activist Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney fired by the Trump administration. (CONFLICT: Cohen Prosecutor’s Wife’s Firm Is Being Investigated by the Trump Administration).
“Petrillo and his wife live in Chappaqua and run in the same circles as the Clintons,” a top-level FBI source told Big League Politics on the record.
Big League Politics has confirmed that Cohen’s attorney resides less than a three-mile drive from the Hillary Clinton residence, but we have redacted all addresses.
Cohen recently changed his party registration back to Democrat and told people to vote in the midterms against President Trump.
Politico described how Petrillo’s firm represented Andrew Cuomo in his dealings:
FBI Director Christopher Wray Blames Sovereign Citizens, Militias for Summer’s BLM/ANTIFA Riots
The FBI has become a joke.
FBI Director Christopher Wray blamed sovereign citizen movements and militias for the summer’s unprecedented and historical riots, in which almost 30 Americans were killed, 700 law enforcement officers were injured, and 14,000 people were arrested.
Wray was responding to a question in a Tuesday hearing posed by Senator Ted Cruz. Cruz was inquiring as to the FBI’s plan to deter and prevent mob-style riot crime in American cities, with Wray’s answers seeming to suggest the agency has no real plan to avoid a repeat of the experiences of summer 2020 later this year.
In reality, the summer’s riots are almost entirely the fault of Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA. BLM engaged in an onslaught of destruction targeting small businesses and powerless members of American communities, after the controversial death of George Floyd.
Wray made a token allusion to “anarchist” extremism, before citing sovereign citizens and militias for BLM/ANTIFA’s violence.
“A lot of that activity fell in what we would categorize as anti-government, anti-authority violent extremism. Some of it is anarchist, violent extremism; some of it is militia violent extremism. Some of it might even be sovereign citizen violent extremism.“
Wray made no reference to the criminal Black Lives Matter riot movement, or the street terror cult known as ANTIFA. He did reference a Patriot Prayer demonstrator who was shot and killed by an ANTIFA militant in Portland.
With Biden’s ascension to the Presidential Throne, Democrats are chomping at the bit at the prospect of using powerful and unaccountable federal law enforcement agencies to gin up bogus accusations and surveillance of patriotic Donald Trump supporters and America First advocates. Don’t expect the FBI to arrive on the scene if ANTIFA/BLM crime explodes in the summer- unless, of course, a so-called “extremist” can be found on the scene waiving an American flag.
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