Here are some thoughts on the statement by former federal special counsel Robert Mueller today.
So nothing changes with Mueller statement today, but here are things to bear in mind.
It bears repeating that Barr testified he asked Mueller three times if the DOJ policy on not indicting a sitting president had anything to do with his failure, and I mean failure, to decide if there was an indictable offense on Trump. Mueller assured him that it did not. He had one job and couldn’t pull the trigger, so, when given the chance Mueller lateraled to Barr.
Mueller’s statement, “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so” turns the Constitution on its ear. Prosecutors don’t “clear” anyone of anything. They either indict or decline to indict.
That Mueller said this certainly clarifies one thing: He wants to smear Trump and by extension the rule of law. You’re presumed innocent until proven guilty. You’re not guilty until the sanctimonious ‘state special counsel’ ‘clears’ you. It’s outrageous that he made this statement at this time to stir up the emotions and the tempest in the House.
“Personnel is policy,” as smart people, including Donald Rumsfeld, have said before. To that end, these “fair and independent” people Mueller hired shared his distaste with Trump. Andrew Weissmann, the disgraced former federal prosecutor, was the guy who did the hiring. Weissmann was last seen at Hillary’s election HQ election night weeping. As we found out recently from documents obtained by Judicial Watch, Weissman was the hiring manager for the Mueller team. He hired people with whom he was simpatico which explains why most, if not all, the lawyers working on the Trump investigation were Hillary Clinton partisans who had given thousands to her campaign. Mueller’s statement today clarified that he was right there with them. It’s why the ridiculously conflicted Andy McCabe made sure that Mueller got the job before he was fired for lying.
I cannot WAIT for the results of the latest Inspector General report, and the two other investigations (that we know of) going on to find the derivation of this “witch hunt.”
Trump’s an affront to official Washington. It’s why he won. Get over it.
We first saw Yvette Felarca attacking a guy who came to hear Milo Yiannopoulos at Berkeley in February of 2017. Before the night was over Antifa and BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) had started fires, caused violence and shut down the speech by the controversial social commentator.
She’d created quite a name for herself in the official Leftist thugocracy as noted here by the conservative legal watchdog group Judicial Watch:
“Felarca is a prominent figure in By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), a group founded by the Marxist Revolutionary Workers League that protests conservative speaking engagements. In 2016, Felarca and two of her allies were arrested and charged with several crimes, including felony assault, for inciting a riot in Sacramento. Earlier this year, Felarca was ordered to stand trial for assault.”
Worse, we learned that the diminutive street thug was actually a paid government employee working as a middle school teacher!
That’s when Judicial Watch sought legally available public records on the teacher from the Berkeley Unified School District:
“Felarca had sued the BUSD in federal court to keep the school district from fulfilling its legal obligation to provide Judicial Watch with records of their communications mentioning: Felarca, Antifa, and/or BAMN. Judicial Watch also asked for Felarca’s personnel file.”
Felarca sued to block the school district from giving over the legal records and lost. Big.
“U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, Northern District of California, who had previously ruled that Felarca’s lawsuit was “entirely frivolous,” wrote in his ruling awarding legal fees to Judicial Watch that Felarca and her co-plaintiffs’ First Amendment claims were “premised on the obviously baseless assumption” that the First Amendment condemns the speech of some while condoning the ideological missions of others.”
The teacher, who apparently didn’t know that the First Amendment applied to all Americans, even people with whom her highness disagrees, not only had her lawsuit thrown out, she was ordered to pay all of Judicial Watch’s court costs and legal fees.
“Yvette Felarca, a middle school teacher in the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), and two co-plaintiffs were ordered to pay Judicial Watch $22,000 in attorney’s fees and $4,000 in litigation costs.
Judge Chhabria added that “The plaintiffs also mischaracterized the documents under review” [shocker] and that the plaintiffs “failed to grapple with the role Ms. Felarca played in making herself a topic of public discourse through her physical conduct at public rallies and her voluntary appearance on Fox News.
Judicial Watch is entitled to attorney’s fees because the plaintiffs’ lawsuit was frivolous, and their litigation conduct was unreasonable,” Judge Chhabria wrote in his order.”
The humorless woman who claimed that people on the right, such as Yiannopoulos, with whom she disagreed were “fascists,” “killers” who believed in “genocide” and said that the gay and (born) Jewish Yiannapoulos was a homophobic genocidal man bent on another “holocaust” and didn’t have the right to speak.
“This is a huge victory for Judicial Watch against Antifa and the violent left,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “Ms. Felarca attacked Judicial Watch without basis and the court was right to reject her ploy to deny our ‘right to know’ because we don’t share her violent left views.”
Thanks Judicial Watch for once again showing the way.
The Imam of the Islamic Center of Portland, Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye, has been stripped of his citizenship and booted from the United States.
Kariye has been on the Department of Homeland Security “no fly list” since after 9/11. Local terrorist defense lawyers have been fighting to get him off the list since. But it appears that the imam’s track record was simply too much for the feds to ignore.
It sure took long enough. The name “mosque of the sword” is like a blinking neon sign.
Kariye presided over the radical Islamist teachings at the Masjed As-Saber mosque and, according to court documents and first hand accounts, he encouraged violent jihad, financially helped people who wanted to join the mujahideen and sent them to Afghanistan and elsewhere for weapons and tactical training.
Kariye was shown to have fraudulently applied for citizenship. His citizenship was stripped and he was ordered out of the country. He’s in “Somaliland” as we speak.
How it took this long to boot this thug from the U.S. is a wonder, but chalk it up to the law fare crowd in Portland whose legal parrying prolonged his stay. This terrorist bar also defended Gitmo detainees and Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the Portland Christmas tree bomber.
The evidence of violent jihad emanating from this mosque couldn’t be clearer. In his federal terrorism trial in Portland, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the Christmas tree bomber, raved about the mosque in an email, “It’s cool. Saber or something. Yeah, Saber. It’s legit.” Mohamud had attended the mosque as a public school student. He also attended a Muslim Brotherhood-connected mosque during his stint at Oregon State University.
He wasn’t the only one. Kariye’s mosque produced the so-called “Portland 7,” a clan of extremist Muslim fundamentalists who raised money to travel overseas to train and fight American soldiers in Afghanistan.
The FBI says Kariye and members of the mosque provided money for their terror trip.
One of the Portland 7 bagmen was Maher Hawash, who it might interest you to know was a former acquaintance of mine (our kids went to school together) in his pre-jihadi days. I and most others knew him as “Mike,” a name he abandoned as he became more radical. He too was a Masjed as-Saber member and is doing time in federal prison for his complicity in the case.