Revealed: Mueller Attempted to Entrap Other Lawyers With Fake Witnesses

Robert Mueller and Alan Dershowitz are two very different people.  One is dedicated to (some would say “hell-bent” on) the destruction of any Right-wing advocates.  The other is dedicated to the fair treatment of anyone, regardless of the seriousness of the crime.

These two very different people are separated by one person; a lawyer by the name of Harvey Silverglate.

While Mueller set himself on a very ambitious path to acting on the government's behalf as a man who regards Republicans as the enemy and the Left as his cheering section, Silverglate has spent a lifetime defending people who he believes were wronged in life.  These two graduated from Harvard Law School two years apart (Silverglate in 1964 and Mueller in 1966) and have cross paths several times in their professional lives.

In a recent expose, the elder attorney revealed the first time he faced off against Mueller.  The current Special Counsel who is attempting to link anyone and anything associated with the Trump administration to felonious activity, whose credentials are unquestioned by Leftists across the spectrum, enjoys the benefit of a very compliant Republican Swamp Establishmentariat who are also willing to see Trump and his associates burned at the stake.

…I have known Mueller during key moments of his career as a federal prosecutor. My experience has taught me to approach whatever he does in the Trump investigation with a requisite degree of skepticism or, at the very least, extreme caution.

When Mueller was the acting United States Attorney in Boston, I was defense counsel in a federal criminal case in which a rather odd fellow contacted me to tell me that he had information that could assist my client. He asked to see me, and I agreed to meet. He walked into my office wearing a striking, flowing white gauze-like shirt and sat down across from me at the conference table. He was prepared, he said, to give me an affidavit to the effect that certain real estate owned by my client was purchased with lawful currency rather than, as Mueller’s office was claiming, the proceeds of illegal drug activities.

My secretary typed up the affidavit that the witness was going to sign. Just as he picked up the pen, he looked at me and said something like: “You know, all of this is actually false, but your client is an old friend of mine and I want to help him.” As I threw the putative witness out of my office, I noticed, under the flowing white shirt, a lump on his back – he was obviously wired and recording every word between us.

Years later I ran into Mueller, and I told him of my disappointment in being the target of a sting where there was no reason to think that I would knowingly present perjured evidence to a court. Mueller, half-apologetically, told me that he never really thought that I would suborn perjury, but that he had a duty to pursue the lead given to him. (That “lead,” of course, was provided by a fellow that we lawyers, among ourselves, would indelicately refer to as a “scumbag.”)

This experience made me realize that Mueller was capable of believing, at least preliminarily, any tale of criminal wrongdoing and acting upon it, despite the palpable bad character and obviously questionable motivations of his informants and witnesses. (The lesson was particularly vivid because Mueller and I overlapped at Princeton, he in the Class of 1966 and me graduating in 1964.)

As you can see, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that the Manafort raid was not the first time Mueller has engaged in over-the-top brown-shirt type activities in order to get what he wants, whether or not it is a felonious action.

Yet, Silverglate's run-ins with Mueller don't end there.  He recounts another rather famous case where he was recruited by Dr. Jeffrey R. MacDonald, a man who was charged and convicted of the murder of his wife and two children when he was stationed at Fort Bragg in 1979.  MacDonald had been compiling evidence of his innocence over years while incarcerated and it pointed to the FBI and military investigators.  When Silverglate accepted the appeals case, he was to meet with federal agents to interview them.

The day of the meeting, I walked into the DOJ conference room, where around the table sat a phalanx of FBI agents. My three colleagues joined me. Mueller walked into the room, went to the head of the table, and opened the meeting with this admonition, reconstructed from my vivid and chilling memory: “Gentlemen: Criticism of the Bureau is a non-starter.” (Another lawyer attendee of the meeting remembered Mueller’s words slightly differently: “Prosecutorial misconduct is a non-starter.” Either version makes clear Mueller’s intent – he did not want to hear evidence that either the prosecutors or the FBI agents on the case misbehaved and framed an innocent man.)

Special counsel Mueller’s background indicates zealousness that we might expect in the Grand Inquisitor, not the choirboy.

In a further explanation of the flimsiness of the law system for which a Special Counsel at the government level can run roughshod over anyone for any reason, he expresses his disdain for the use of these lawyers in any sense because, as he puts it, “…just about any action in the daily life of a typically busy professional might be squeezed into the elastic definition of some kind of federal felony.”

In other words, whether or not Trump or his associates committed any crime, federal or otherwise, Mueller will find something…anything…that he can put forward as a “serious violation of the law” and have the complete 100% backing of the Left, the Establishment Right, the intelligence community, and of course, the Fake News Industrial Complex.

While I somewhat agree with the fact that Mueller's push will be to prosecute anyone for even the slightest misbehavior, with the new revelations of the Clintons and Obama deeply and clandestinely involved with this Uranium One deal and the preceding investigations by the Holder Justice Department, I wonder how muted these prosecutorial endeavors will be.  Considering that any focus on Trump and collusion with the Russians will necessarily also point to collusion between the Clintons, Obama, Holder, Comey, Podesta, and De Blasio, ALL OF WHOM are implicated in this newest investigation, it makes one wonder if Silverglate might be surprised at the blunted attack by Mueller when all the chips on down on the table.

Source:  WGBH News

Image: Wikicommons



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