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July 27, 2019

We Haven’t Seen the Rosenstein Letters, So We Still Don’t Know What Mueller’s (I Mean Weissman’s) “Purview” Really Was

Filed under: Politics — cpirrong @ 5:19 pm

The most telling thing to come out of the Mueller hearings is his admission that the Steele dossier, the origins of the FBI counterintelligence operation, and Fusion GPS were never part of his “purview.” When someone charged with finding a body studiously refuses to look in a particular place, you can be sure that (a) said person is either the murderer, or an accessory, and (b) where he refuses to look is exactly where the body is buried. Thus, as Kim Strassel writes, Mueller’s real task was to shelter his buddies in the Deep State. Mueller was an accessory after the fact, and his refusal to look at their actions is dispositive evidence that they engaged in myriad crimes before and after the 2016 election.

It is rather astounding to me that no one has picked up on one crucial fact: we still haven’t seen the Rosenstein letters authorizing Mueller’s (I mean Weissman’s et al) investigation, so we don’t know even at this late date exactly what his “purview” was. We need to see these, and stat, to determine whether Mueller was lying, and if not, to know that Rosenstein deliberately pointed Mueller away from Deep State operators (Brennan, Comey, Clapper, and their creatures like Mifsud and Halper and Downing; Hillary Clinton and her various flying monkeys (e.g., Steele and Simpson); and the DNC), and towards Trump exclusively. Which would mean that the Mueller investigation was merely an extension of this Deep State operation.

The hysteria about Russia continues. The most recent example is the freak out over Mitch McConnell’s torpedoing of bills allegedly intended to secure US elections: according to the establishment, this proves that Cocaine Mitch is a Russian mole. No really. That’s what they are saying. (Apparently these people are trying to do Joseph McCarthy a huge favor by making him appear measured, judicious, and sane in comparison to them when it comes to Russia. Ironic, given that the New McCarthyites have long excoriated McCarthy and the Original McCarthyism as evil incarnate.)

Yet given the ongoing hysteria, we still do not know its origin story. The Mueller testimony makes it clear that this is quite deliberate. The most likely explanation is that the hysteria was the creation of a political black operation. As Pogo said, we have met the enemy and he is us. Or at least, those who claim to be acting in the interests of us.

Yet we really haven’t met the enemy. Not conclusively, anyways. It is far too late in the day to remain so uninformed. So hurry up, Bill Barr. Time’s a wastin’, and every day that the crew behind the Trump-Russia hysteria escapes accountability, is another sin against the republic.

Clean the Augean Stables. Now. The stable boy (Robert Mueller) has made it plain that this is, what’s the phrase again?, oh yes: in your purview.

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  1. ‘ … creatures like Mifsud and Halper and Downing … ‘


    Not your fault – he’s quite forgettable.

    Comment by Global Super-Regulator on Lunch Break — July 29, 2019 @ 1:23 am

  2. I have never trusted Rosenstein. I firmly believe the Barr has all the information and will uncover the whole messy business, but I am concerned he may not be as brutal as he should be because it is all so terrible.

    Comment by Peter — July 29, 2019 @ 1:56 am

  3. @Peter–I agree completely. At the very least Rosenstein is a weasel. He could be far worse than that.

    Comment by cpirrong — July 31, 2019 @ 10:40 am

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