This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Saturday called for the immediate release of “all backup and source information” for the Mueller report after internet sleuth @almostjingo (Rosie Memos) discovered that the special counsel’s office deceptively edited content which was then cited as evidence of possible obstruction.
“It’s all a fraud” tweeted Nunes, replying to a tweet by @JohnWHuber (Undercover Huber), who also posted a comparison between the Mueller report and a newly released transcript of a November 2017 voicemail message left by former Trump lawyer John Dowd, in which he asked former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s attorney for a “heads up” if Flynn was planning on saying anything that might damage the president.
Mueller’s team omitted key context suggesting that Dowd was trying to strongarm Flynn and possibly obstruct justice by shaping witness testimony, while the actual voicemail reveals that Dowd was careful not to tread into obstruction territory in what was a friendly and routine call between lawyers.
This is why we need all backup and source documentation for the #muellerdossier released publicly. It’s all a fraud… https://t.co/wMjRkHJ5j4
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) June 1, 2019
Dowd qualifies his request by saying “without you having to give up any…confidential information” in order to determine “If, on the other hand, we have, there’s information that…implicates the President, then we’ve got a national security issue, or maybe a national security issue, I don’t know… some issue, we got to-we got to deal with, not only for the President but for the country.”
Once again #MuellerReport edited messages to make them appear more damaging, full transcript of this phone call reveals Dowd’s message was pretty typical for a lawyer and he clearly states he’s not interested in any confidential info. What else did they manipulate? pic.twitter.com/7JHRzgmh3Y
— Rosie Memos (@almostjingo) May 31, 2019
Mueller’s deceptive edits beg the question; what else may have been manipulated by the special counsel to make Trump look guilty? When reached for comment by attorney ‘Techno Fog’ (@Techno_Fog), Dowd said of the edits: “It is unfair and despicable. It was a friendly privileged call between counsel – with NO conflict. I think Flynn got screwed.”
We got a statement from former Trump lawyer John Dowd, responding to the Special Counsel's deceptive edits of his voicemail to Flynn's lawyer
"It is unfair and despicable. It was a friendly privileged call between counsel – with NO conflict. I think Flynn got screwed" pic.twitter.com/gizOEl0Fxu
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) May 31, 2019
Dowd told Fox News: “During the joint defense relationship, counsel for the president provided to Flynn’s counsel documents, advice and encouragement to provide to SC [the special counsel] as part of his effort to cooperate with the SC,” adding “SC never raised or questioned the president’s counsel about these allegations despite numerous opportunities to do so.”
Flynn pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russians and is currently awaiting sentencing.
DOJ stonewalls on Flynn evidence
Meanwhile, the Justice Department has resisted a court order to release the transcripts of Flynn’s conversations with Russian officials, including former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
This raises at least two questions. First, did the DOJ give Flynn the transcripts? And second, did the DOJ violate a previous court order from Judge Emmett Sullivan to produce evidence during discovery?
Note that the 5/16 Order required the production of "the transcripts of any other audio recordings of Mr. Flynn, including, but not limited to, audio recordings of Mr. Flynn's conversations with Russian officials"
Compliance may be an issue. Awaiting Judge response…
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) May 31, 2019
In particular, note these parts of Judge Sullivan's prior 2/2018 Order:
"Due process requires disclosure of “evidence [that] is material either to guilt or to punishment” upon request"
Provide any evidence . . . "material either to defendant's guilt or punishment" pic.twitter.com/zWTi3O5zNC
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) June 2, 2019
Could there be exculpatory evidence in the transcript that Flynn’s team never received?
The liberal media loves to characterize the Obama years as free of scandal. They pretend this is true because virtually every office in the executive branch worked to withhold evidence of wrongdoing, silence witness testimony, destroy federal records, classify embarrassing information, and retaliate against truth tellers. Yet these same tight-lipped lifers leaked like a sieve once President Trump was sworn in, freely promoting the illusion that everything he does is the new Watergate.
Sometimes even conservatives portray the Deep State as nothing more than dumb inefficient bureaucracy. In fact, it’s the opposite; the Deep State is intentional, unconstitutional, and organized. -Book description, The Deep State: How an Army of Beaurocrats Protected Barack Obama and Is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda
The LIARS (lawyers) involved with the attempted coup went after an executive staff member, retired Lieutenant General Flynn (National Security Advisor). Mueller and his henchmen had a track record of approaching investigations in this way. This perversion of our judicial process makes folks fighting mad.
What a wonderful way to thank a reluctant draftee to the Presidential staff for many decades of exemplary service.
As proven many times you can tell what Democrats are doing that is illegal…. Just look at what they are accusing conservatives of. I am looking forward to seeing a lot of jail time for the deep state traitors …
RT1957, good to see you back. The entire system is a fraud and will eventually die one way or another.
DR, agreed. Best ordinary people can hope for is to not get hurt in the implosion.
This is an ongoing coup d’etat. We must control the lexicon. Arrests, then firing squads.
I have somehow encountered all sorts of influential people in my podunk town. (Why visit here? Seriously.)
I would like to express that some were really exceptional intellects, providing a serious benefit to humanity, but it never happened.
This team’s behavior is perfectly normal, and most normal people will find it acceptable.
Flynn had to go after Pence went on Sunday morning TV and said there was no contact between the transition team and Russia. Either Flynn lied to Pence, or Pence lied to the American people. It doesn’t matter that the context of each statement was different. It shows how important public perception is.
Prosecuting the liars and leakers is going to be difficult, in that there must be no perceptive the prosecutions are politically motivated by the winning campaign. It would set terrible precedence.
I’m glad Comey and Brennan are in the cross hairs.
Anyone with two or more brain cells to rub together could figure out this was a setup from the get-go. First Sessions, that consummate deep stater, recuses himself then beams at the presser announcing Mueller as SC. Second a cursory review of Mueller’s FBI record reveals several instances of framed convictions and withholding of exculpatory evidence during his “illustrious” FBI career. The ballyhooing of his “impeccable” credentials by Dems and the media after his appointment. His almost exclusive hiring of Dem donors to the team. Need I go on?
Oh, where’s the evidence that the Russians interfered in the election? We’re just supposed to believe the likes of Mueller, Brennan, Clapper and Comey; all proven liars, that the Russians are guilty because they say so?
Remember the Russians that were indicted for election interference? Remember when they showed up in court at the first hearing and the judge shut down the proceedings because the lawyers for the Russians demanded that they be furnished ALL of the evidence, AS REQUIRED BY U.S. LAW? Heard any more about that since? I didn’t think so.
Hyper-partisan true-believers are getting their morale all up in a bunch, when it may not have been anything more personal than social parasites making bureaucracy for themselves.
Real progress would be some responsible person showing you where bread and circuses come from, at the level of middle school math.
You are party to a social contract, without knowing the terms of it.
Land of the free. I think, you’re bonded.