Roger Stone’s 2016 scheduler Andrew Miller is being held in contempt for refusing to speak with Robert Mueller about any of Stone’s activities.
Miller is appealing the contempt charge, and is prepared to take it all the way to the Supreme Court. Stone is a prime target for Mueller, whose case is predicated in part on proving that the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee and gave the emails to WikiLeaks — something that has never been proven.
So how is Andrew Miller appealing? Not only is he appealing, he is attempting to disqualify Robert Mueller altogether.
“We have two arguments, one is a statutory argument and the other one is constitutional. Statutory, we say there’s really no statute that clearly allows for the appointment of the Special Counsel,” Miller’s attorney Paul Kamenar said in an interview on Fox News.
“The government cites some FBI statute for appointing FBI officials, we say that doesn’t apply. They cite some other statute from 1870 we think is not specific enough. And then our constitutional argument is this. If he is a lot of be appointed under the Constitution the either principal officers which like U.S. attorneys have to go through confirmation process,” Kamenar stated.
“Robert Mueller is more important than your average U.S. Attorney he can file indictments in Virginia, D.C. He can indict Russian for an agency. He’s a super U.S. Attorney. He’s the U.S. attorney at large. The government says well, he’s really just an inferior officer. And we said, OK. If he’s an inferior officer, the Constitution says he has to be appointed by the head of the department which is Jeff Sessions.
Jeff Sessions didn’t appoint him. So we say that Robert Mueller flunks both tests under the appointments clause,” Kamenar said.
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As of July 31, Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller has finally been reigned in by a District Judge for the United States District court for the District of Columbia.
Usually, a Special Counsel is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. In this case – which is the first of it’s kind in U.S. history – the Special Counsel was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions has recused himself from matters related to the Russian “collusion” investigation, since President Donald J. Trump is the subject of the investigation.
Since this is a case of first impression, there have not been any guidelines regarding the parameters of Mueller’s investigation, causing frustration among President Donald J. Trump, American citizens, and even federal judges.
Mueller has been allowed to run amuck, which he certainly has been doing. Not a single indictment supposedly related to the investigation has had anything to do with the alleged “collusion.”
But then Mueller made a mistake. His ego got the better of him. Out of frustration, he recently took a witness to court after the witness, via his attorney, repeatedly ignored Mueller’s subpoenas. In response, the witness’ attorneys levied claims that Mueller’s “appointment violates the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution on the grounds that (1) the Special Counsel is a principal officer who had not been appointed by the President upon Senate confirmation, and, in the alternative, (2) Congress had not “by law” authorized the Special Counsel’s appointment.”
The witness would eventually lose on those grounds, but an important question was raised and answered by Judge Beryl A. Howell.
According to a court memo, Mueller is to be regarded as an “inferior officer,” and thus his investigation subject to the parameters and scope of the Attorney General, or in this case, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein.
The brief says:
“The line between ‘inferior’ and ‘principal’ officers is one that is far from clear, and the Framers provided little guidance into where it should be drawn.” Morrison, 487 U.S. at 671. Morrison identified four factors a court considers in determining whether an officer is principal or inferior: whether the officer is (1) “subject to removal by a higher Executive Branch official,” (2) “empowered . . . to perform only certain, limited duties,” (3) “limited in jurisdiction,” and (4) “limited in tenure.” Id. at 671 – 72.
Edmond clarified that the first of these factors — whether an officer is “subject to removal by a higher . . . official” — is by far the most important to a Court’s determination of principal – inferior status, while reformulating that factor into a broader inquiry into whether an officer’s “work is directed and supervised at some level by others who were appointed by Presidential nomination with the advice and consent of the Senate.” 520 U.S. at 663.
After 92 pages of legal analysis, the Judge found that Mueller fits into the category of “inferior officer,” and is to be bound in scope by the parameters set by Rosenstein.
In the short term, that is not fantastic news – Rosenstein is in on the anti-Trump scheme too. But for the first time, pressure can be applied on Rosenstein to define the scope of the investigation. If Rosenstein refuses to define the scope of the investigation, it can be exposed for the partisan which hunt that it is, and/or Rosenstein can be fired without it looking as though the President is trying to stifle an investigation into himself. Sessions, though recused, can even step into to force Rosenstein to his job.
That is the main takeaway. Neither Sessions nor Rosenstein have corralled the runaway investigation. They have not done their jobs. Now that their jobs have been defined by case law, it should be much easier.
Mueller’s plan backfired. In an attempted power grab to make witnesses comply with his subpoenas, a couple of savvy attorneys finally asked and received an answer to the question that Americans have been wondering about. What or who gave Mueller the power to do any of this?
By the way – in case there are any doubts as to Mueller’s vindictiveness, he requested that the name of noncomplying witness to be un-redacted in Judge Beryl’s memo so that his friends in the mainstream press could have a feeding frenzy. An uncooperative witness would seem guilty, and cable news would have framed him as such. That is exactly what Mueller wanted.
Instead, he is now bound by law to the will of Rosenstein, for whatever that may be worth.
DOJ Whistleblower Claims FBI Opened Criminal Investigation into ‘Hunter Biden and His Associates’ in 2019
What’s taking this so long?
A whistleblower in the Justice Department has told reporter James Rosen that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) opened an investigation into “Hunter Biden and his associates” back in 2019, focusing primarily on money laundering allegations.
Rosen posted on Twitter that the investigation is still ongoing and active today:
EXCLUSIVE: A @TheJusticeDept official confirms that in 2019, the @FBI opened up a criminal investigation into "Hunter Biden and his associates," focused on allegations of money-laundering, and that it remains open and active today. More very soon on your @WeAreSinclair stations.
— James Rosen (@JamesRosenTV) October 29, 2020
The infamous laptop-from-hell leaks have put Hunter Biden’s dealings back in the public limelight, but it has been public knowledge for years that the hooker-fancying crack abuser was involved with corrupt dealings throughout the world with help from his father.
Before he developed dementia and could string together a coherent thought, Democrat presidential contender Joe Biden even confirmed it during a meeting with the globalist Council on Foreign Relations:
Joe Biden brags about how he threatened to pull $1 billion in loan guarantees from Ukraine if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
The prosecutor, who was fired, was leading a corruption investigation into a company that employed Biden's son, Hunter pic.twitter.com/xZd3vIMbuL
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 20, 2019
Considering the evidence against Hunter Biden seems pretty airtight, this begs the question: What is taking the FBI so long with their investigation?
Based on how the FBI has handled their inquiry into the origins of the Russian collusion scandal, individuals hoping to see justice delivered to the Biden crime family should not hold their breaths.
Big League Politics has reported on how Attorney General Bill Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham have completely dropped the ball on the biggest scandal in U.S. history, Russia-gate:
Those who “trusted the plan” that Attorney General Bill Barr was going to clean up the deep state and put corrupt actors from the Obama administration to justice are learning a hard lesson in how the swamp works.
Barr, who initially served under globalist President George H.W. Bush and was responsible for orchestrating the heinous Ruby Ridge atrocity, is reportedly not going to charge anyone from the Obama regime for the “unmasking” of their political opponents in the Russia-gate scandal.
According to the Washington Post, the investigation ordered by Barr has concluded without “finding any substantive wrongdoing.” U.S. Attorney John Bash is the man who was tasked with this investigation by Barr, and he is allegedly using his authority to protect the deep state from being held accountable for the greatest crime in American history. Barr’s office is hiding Bash’s findings from the public.
Bash announced his departure from the Department of Justice on Oct. 5 but never mentioned the unmasking probe. The AG’s office has seemingly done everything in its power to keep this information under wraps, similar to what has been done with the probe into the origins of the Russian collusion scandal that is being conducted by U.S. Attorney John Durham…
President Trump is getting the picture that he along with the American public have been had by AG Barr and other veteran deep staters.
“If that’s the case, I’m very disappointed,” Trump told Rush Limbaugh last week. “I think it’s a terrible thing, and I will say it to [Barr’s] face.”
If President Trump loses in November, Russia-gate will be swept under the rug, and the obscene and illicit operations conducted against Trump by his political opposition will be legitimized forevermore.
The sad truth is that the Biden crime family and all other Democrat crooks will get off scot free if President Trump does not win re-election next week.
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