McCarthy has laid out a logical argument based on dates and FISA warrants to make his case, which rather makes me wonder how long McCarthy has suspected Mueller has known there was no Trump-Russia “collusion.”
In concluding, he writes:
“Yet the investigation continued. The Justice Department and the special counsel made no announcement, no interim finding of no collusion, as Trump detractors continued to claim that a sitting American president might be a tool of the Putin regime. For month after month, the president was forced to govern under a cloud of suspicion. Why?”
His op-ed ends there.
From long-forgotten “Iraqgate,” to 9/11 and after, Mueller’s career-mission has been to guard and protect the Deep State. In our own time, take the FBI counter-intelligence operation known as “Ghost Stories,” which for ten years was tracking a covert ring of deep-cover Russian intelligence operatives known as “illegals.” One day in June, 2010, when Obama was president and Mueller was FBI Director, this ring was rolled up and abruptly deported back to Mother Russia.
Why? The available evidence strongly suggests that this FBI work of a decade was thrown away to protect Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the once and future presidential candidate, then at risk of being compromised by a member of the Russian ring. As FBI counterintelligence chief Frank Figliuzzi put it: “We were becoming very concerned they were getting close enough to a sitting U.S. cabinet member that we thought we could no longer allow this to continue.”
Indeed, Hillary Clinton “worked feverishly” to get these Russian agents deported before they could be adequately debriefed or otherwise exploited, as J. Michael Waller has written about the case. Remember, June 2010 was a busy month for Bill and Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and the Russians: Rosatom was initiating its purchase of Uranium One; Bill Clinton was pocketing $500,000 from that KGB-linked Moscow bank, Renaissance Capital, which was “talking up” Uranium One shares (even as $145 million was sloshing into the Clinton Foundation), while President Obama was pushing for Russian membership in the World Trade Organization. Who needed secret Russian agents running around when everything was going so well for the Kremlin? They had to go and they went.
And FBI Director Mueller? Was he in a lather over this particularly egregious form of Russian “meddling,” or “influence” on the Obama administration? Last time I looked, he did not resign from his FBI directorship in protest of any of it. Maybe he was too busy himself hiding evidence from Congress of the so-called Mikerin probe, the investigation into a Russian bribery scheme to control an American uranium trucking firm, even as U.S. lawmakers were examining the proposed sale of Uranium One to the Russian government.
In both cases, it is our national security that suffers while Mueller’s political masters benefit. In 2010, they wanted Obama-Clinton protected from real Russian exposure; in 2018 they wanted Trump destroyed by the concocted smear of Russian “collusion.”
Things didn’t go as planned. It is 2019 and Trump is still standing tall, despite the vicious and toxic attacks of the past several years. The anti-Trump conspiracy is in tactical retreat, concentrating its forces to protect itself as it regroups.
That is the hidden message of the Mueller Report: Its long overdue “exoneration” is a shiny distraction; its doubling-down on the phony Russian hacking story is where our eyes should fall.
What I think is unfolding is that Mueller et. al. are tacking back to the core mission: protecting the Deep State from exposure for its role in a criminal conspiracy to overturn an election.