Sunday, March 18, 2018

Worthless Notes: Comey, Rice and McCabe


Comey writes up notes of meetings with Trump. It’s a blatant attempt to get Trump on a charge of obstructing justice. Comey’s behavior has been despicable during the entire election and afterward, start to finish. James Comey is a worm. His notes of meetings have no value.

Susan Rice sends herself an e-mail about a meeting with Obama and others. One reason for the meeting appears to be to keep information out of the hands of the Trump team. “The meeting, which also included then Vice President Joe Biden as well as former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, reportedly covered the topic of what information about the Russia investigation could be shared with Trump’s transition team.”

The whole scenario smells. They all know what they say and do may come back to haunt them, being recorded or recollected in some fashion, so they all bend over backwards to speak and write in ways to cover themselves. Susan Rice is a liar. She cannot clear her record and protect Obama by sending herself an e-mail.

Andrew McCabe writes notes of meetings with Trump and hands them over to Mueller. When did McCabe provide Mueller with his notes? If it is after being fired, which is apparently the case, this reflects badly upon their objectivity and his ethics. McCabe lied under oath, according to Sessions, relying on the FBI’s own Office of Professional Responsibility: “The FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability. As the OPR proposal stated, ‘all FBI employees know that lacking candor [i.e. lying] under oath results in dismissal [or jail time for ordinary citizens] and that our integrity is our brand.'”

All these kinds of communications are worthless unless they can be verified by recordings or perhaps other witnesses. The word of a single witness is subject to too much subjectivity, error and bias to be taken at face value. In these cases, there is already evidence of anti-Trump animus and efforts, which make any such documents subject to suspicion of being self-serving and slanted.

If in any of these cases, the writer thought that other people at a meeting were doing something criminal, why would they not have taken action right away? Why write down an account and store it away? All these kinds of documents are worthless.

Mueller is out to get Trump. He’s collecting this kind of trash, the aim being to make out a case for high crimes and misdemeanors of Trump. He already has enough material to construct a persuasive-sounding brief (“a written legal document used in various legal adversarial systems that is presented to a court arguing why one party to a particular case should prevail.”) He has plenty of skilled lawyers who can pull together all the many charges and criticisms made against Trump and present a case that sounds absolutely impregnable and devastating. He can surely find some further ones having to do with Trump’s business dealings. This “case” will be a house of straw, however, lacking firm foundations, but built nonetheless for its political value in persuading voters to back the Trump opposition.

The whole Mueller product is and will be an exercise in self-reference developed by the members of the anti-Trump team. People like Joseph Brennan, who now has called Trump a “demagogue” will be cited as if they provided independent and objective evidence of Trump’s wrongdoing, when all they have is their own personal hatred of the man. Hatred and vilification expressed by any number of people unhappy with Trump is a “case” that’s going to fall apart and ensnare its perpetrators in their own web. Brennan, for example, may face the prospect of perjury charges.
Mueller will buttress his “case” with testimony of smaller fry whom he has turned by threats of jail terms for various infractions. As in the cases of Comey, Rice and McCabe, what they suggest is hardly likely to be believable.

The entire anti-Trump apparatus, the coup against him in all its aspects including its extreme left-wing vituperation, is one big Echo Chamber in which accusations are repeated endlessly that have no bearing on Trump’s actual policies and actions. Trump’s personal life is as irrelevant to his administration as were those of JFK and LBJ. The adjectives applied to him like xenophobic, misogynist, racist, unstable, narcissist, senile, moronic, and on and on count only for being dirty and low attacks, bile and political low-blows, the result of having lost an election (Democrats), having lost control over a political party (Republicans), and facing prospects of disliked changes in policies (Deep State).

Trump is quite likely to win this game for two reasons. His opponents have no substance to their charges against him, and many of them have themselves abused their offices and worse. The inspector general at the Department of Justice is investigating further: “We’re now waiting for the inspector general’s report, Michael Horowitz report. It’s not just going to be one. It’s going to be multiple series of reports. The 1.2 million documents that he’s obtained. We’re going to learn a lot more than just what happened here with Andrew McCabe. We’re going to learn about Comey and that investigation. It’s going to be absolutely explosive according to the sources that I’ve spoken with.”

There are links among several scandals that remain to be fully investigated and brought out into the open: the DNC e-mails, the Clinton Foundation, the Russia-gate dossier, the FISA warrants, the death of Seth Rich, Obama’s treatment of intelligence, and Comey’s and McCabe’s decisions on Hillary Clinton.

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