Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) blasted former FBI special investigator Robert Mueller during a Congressional hearing today before the House Judiciary Committee regarding Mueller’s unwillingness to address Fusion FPS and their dubious Christopher Steele dossier.
“Director Mueller, can you state with confidence that the Steele dossier was not part of Russia’s disinformation campaign?” Gaetz asked Mueller.
“Uhh ahh, I said, eeh uhh, in my opening statement, ehh uhh, that, uhh, part of the, ehh uhh, building of the case was predated me by at least ten months,” Mueller responded, struggling to spit out a coherent sentence.
“Yeah, and Paul Manafort’s alleged crimes regarding tax evasion predated you, and you had no problem charging him,” Gaetz retorted.
The pro-Trump legislator was just getting warmed up in taking Mueller to task for how he conducted his biased witch hunt.
“As a matter of fact, this Steele dossier predated the Attorney General, and he didn’t have any problem answering the question. When Sen. Cornyn asked the Attorney General the exact question I asked you, Director, the Attorney General said, and I’m quoting, ‘No, I can’t state that with confidence, and that’s one of the areas I’m reviewing. I’m concerned about it, and I don’t think it’s entirely speculative,'” Gaetz told Mueller.
“Now if something is not entirely speculative, then it must have some factual basis, but you identify no factual basis regarding the dossier or the possibility that it was apart of the Russia disinformation campaign,” he added.
Gaetz then began to delve into the details regarding the Steele dossier, which was produced by Fusion GPS via the law firm Perkins Coie funded with cash from the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic National Committee.
“Steele reported to the FBI that senior Russian foreign ministry figures, along with other Russians, told him that there was, and I’m quoting from the Steele dossier, ‘extensive evidence of conspiracy between the Trump campaign team and the Kremlin,'” Gaetz said.
“So here’s my question, did Russians really tell that to Christopher Steele or did he just make it all up and was he just lying to the FBI?” Gaetz asked Mueller.
Mueller resorted to his usual defense throughout the day’s questioning, in order to slither out of having to provide a direct answer.
“That’s beyond my purview,” Mueller responded.
Gaetz was not impressed by Mueller’s weasel tactics, and continued to drill him with the facts.
“No, it is exactly your purview, Director Mueller, and here’s why,” Gaetz said. “Only one of two things is possible, right, either, Steele made this whole thing up, and there were never any Russians telling him of this vast criminal conspiracy that you didn’t find, or Russians lied to Steele.”
“Now, if Russians were lying to Steele to undermine our confidence in our duly elected President, that would seem to be precisely your purview because you stated in your opening that the organizing principle was to fully and thoroughly investigate Russia’s interference, but you weren’t interested in whether or not Russians were interfering through Christopher Steele,” he added.
Gaetz’s smack down of Mueller can be viewed in full here:
.@mattgaetz handing Mueller his butt…
Gaetz: Can you state that the Steele dossier wasn’t Russian disinformation?
Mueller: Dossier is before my time.
Gaetz: So were Manafort’s crimes. You charged him.
Mueller: Not my purview.
Gaetz: IT IS IN YOUR REPORT! pic.twitter.com/mSZzi4Bu3o
— ℳεℓ (@mel_faith1) July 24, 2019
Mueller’s persistent confusion and inability to answer basic questions has many speculating that he was merely a figurehead, and was never responsible for the contents of his own report.
Jack Posobiec of One America News Network contends that the Mueller report was written by Department of Justice attorney Andrew Weissman, a member of Mueller’s team who has extensive ties to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Remember, folks. Weissman was involved with the dossier and Bruce Ohr in 2016
Weissman was talking about bringing in Mueller even before Comey was fired
Mueller came into all of this rather late in the game as a figurehead and that’s never been more obvious than today
— Jack Posobiec ???????? (@JackPosobiec) July 24, 2019
This has aged to perfection https://t.co/WeEw2YmCTa
— Jack Posobiec ???????? (@JackPosobiec) July 24, 2019
Today has to be seen as a major victory for Republicans, led by Gaetz, who can now point to Mueller’s muddled testimony as more evidence that his investigation against President Trump regarding Russian collusion was a biased witch hunt.
General Michael Flynn and Friends Show Their Support for QAnon Movement on Independence Day
Now that he has been exonerated, Flynn is getting hardcore.
General Michael Flynn is a free man, and he thanks the patriots in the controversial QAnon movement for standing by him throughout his tribulations.
He posted a video of his inner circle giving an oath of patriotism on Independence Day that referenced the popular QAnon slogan “where we go one we go all”:
Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸
God Bless America 🇺🇸
— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) July 5, 2020
The liberals are really angry that Flynn is lending credence to the QAnon movement, which they claim trafficks in dangerous conspiracy theories. They are particularly anguished that the QAnon movement keeps growing in strength as various suspicious crises hit the American people right before November’s elections.
“Flynn’s message, though alarming, falls into a larger trend: QAnon online activity has been on the rise since the start of the pandemic. As my colleagues Ali Breland and Sinduja Rangarajan reported last month, Google Trends shows that QAnon search terms like “WWG1WGA” (where we go one, we go all) spiked in March as US businesses started to close. Wikipedia’s QAnon page saw a surge in pageviews in March and April,” writer Jackie Flynn Mogensen wrote for left-wing rag Mother Jones.
Big League Politics has reported on the exoneration of Gen. Flynn, whose railroading by the deep state was ultimately unsuccessful:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that they will be dropping the case against General Michael Flynn, which has been marred with corruption and improprieties from its inception.
The Flynn case was a feather in the cap of the special investigation conducted by FBI spook Robert Mueller into Russian collusion. The deep state had hoped to make an example of Flynn, secure a guilty plea from him, and then use it to justify their continued fishing expedition to damage President Donald Trump.
However, things did not turn out the way the entrenched bureaucrats planned. The DOJ announced on Thursday that it is dropping the case “after a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information.”
They came to the conclusion that Flynn’s interview with the FBI was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn” and that the interview taking place on January 24, 2017 was “conducted without any legitimate investigative basis.”
Jeff Jensen, the U.S. attorney tasked with reviewing Flynn’s case, made the recommendation to Attorney General Bill Barr that the case be dismissed. Barr followed through with Jensen’s recommendation in a prompt fashion.
“Through the course of my review of General Flynn’s case, I concluded the proper and just course was to dismiss the case,” Jensen said in a statement. “I briefed Attorney General Barr on my findings, advised him on these conclusions, and he agreed.”
Last week, President Trump declared that Flynn was “exonerated” due to the release of court documents showing how the FBI acted improperly throughout the case.
Flynn’s exoneration and his stance in favor of QAnon will certainly put some wind beneath the sails of those who have urged to trust the plan.
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