Beverly Young Nelson told ABC News she wrote part of the disputed note in her high school yearbook that she and famed attorney Gloria Allred presented as proof the then-30-something Moore sought an inappropriate relationship with her in the late 1970s. Nelson still insisted that Moore wrote most of the message and signed the inscription, but said she made “notes” to it.
It seems it’s becoming clearer what Special Counsel Robert Mueller is after.
It’s President Trump, of course, but you knew that. What is coming into focus is how he plans to get Trump. And the charge would be obstruction of justice, not collusion.
It’s unlikely, as I and many other conservatives have noted, the original allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to subvert the election has any basis. There never was any evidence at all to support such a claim other than some Trump aides talked to Russians. If we investigated people because of whom they talked to, we’d all be under investigation because for all you know your neighbor is a hit man for the Mafia.
Democrats didn’t care much about whether there was actual collusion. They wanted an investigation, and they got one. Because who knows where that might lead?
And where it appears to be leading, as Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday, is toward charges that Trump obstructed justice, specifically by firing Mueller’s good friend James Comey as FBI director after suggesting that Comey might consider dropping the case against Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, whom Trump had kicked out of the White House.
Flynn had lied about his contacts with the Russians. We know that, but what’s significant now is information emerging that other Trump aides, and perhaps Trump himself, asked Flynn to make contact with the Russians. So this would suggest that by firing Comey, Trump was not trying to protect Flynn, but to protect himself. And so, obstruction of justice.
But Mueller would have to prove that this is why Trump fired Comey. And he would need to show that Trump was seriously worried about legal jeopardy for making contact with the Russians, which is something any incoming administration would do, despite an almost never-enforced law, the Logan Act, which might prohibit such discussions.
But thin case or not, he will probably go after Trump. Because the great Robert Mueller, friend of Comey and longtime cog in the administrative state, is not going to just walk away and say, “Oh well.”
A government watchdog who played a central role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the Obama administration told Fox News that he, his family and his staffers faced an intense backlash at the time from Clinton allies – and that the campaign even put out word that it planned to fire him if the Democratic presidential nominee won the 2016 election.
“There was personal blowback. Personal blowback to me, to my family, to my office,” former Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough III said . . .
In January 2016, after McCullough told the Republican leadership on the Senate intelligence and foreign affairs committees that emails beyond the “Top Secret” level passed through the former secretary of state’s unsecured personal server, the backlash intensified.
“All of a sudden I became a shill of the right,” McCullough recalled. “And I was told by members of Congress, ‘Be careful. You’re losing your credibility. You need to be careful. There are people out to get you.’”
Funny, I experienced something similar during my time as a mainstream reporter. There was a subtle but unmistakable feeling that if I did too much accountability on a Democrat like Bill Clinton or Barack Obama or wrote too many positive stories related to George W. Bush or Republicans, I might get labeled “one of them.” That is, a conservative.
Anyway, it appears what McCullough didn’t realized was that investigations such as the one he was performing were for little people, not the Clintons.
More than 2,100 classified emails passed through Clinton’s personal server, which was used exclusively for government business. No one has been charged.
Asked what would have happened to him if he had done such a thing, McCullough said: “I’d be sitting in Leavenworth right now.”
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