It’s interesting to ponder whether we will ever sort out all of the allegations of irregularities involving the recent presidential election. There are far too many players and issues here combined with far too much-classified information to ever hope to resolve matters plainly and concretely. And that’s not to mention the number of lawyers involved who will no doubt be very effective in stringing this out for years.
That said, we can still sort much of it out, at least to the point where we can get a good idea of what has happened, even if some of it is never settled in court.
Former FBI Director James Comey in his Senate testimony Thursday accused President Donald Trump of giving him a “directive” to letting former Director of National Intelligence Michael Flynn go free from investigation. It was a major part of the reason Comey and Democrats hoped a special counsel would be appointed in the case, and one was. But that special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, was accused of doing exactly the same thing in a 2011 book in regards to the deaths of the Branch Davidians at Waco, Texas.
That we’re discussing an event that happened in Waco, Texas which was during the Clinton administration just goes to show how convoluted this is. Nevertheless, the point is that the Democrats want Special Counsel Mueller to lower the boom on President Trump for doing the same thing that Mueller did years ago.
Here’s the president’s alleged offense:
Comey claimed the President privately told him, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” The former FBI head testified he took that as a directive from the President.
Now Mueller is supposed to be investigating this. But there’s a problem.
According to former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr, now special counsel Mueller said nearly the same thing to him during the 1995 Congressional investigation into the 1993 stand-off in Waco, Texas that resulted in the deaths of 76 members of the Branch Davidian cult.
Barr, writing in his 2011 book, “The Meaning of Is: The Squandered Impeachment and Wasted Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton,” recounted a phone call with Mueller, who was then working at the Justice Department, in which he asked Barr not to “go too hard on these guys.”
Barr recounts Mueller as saying, “Bob, don’t go too hard on these guys. We know most of them, and they’re good people.”
So, if Barr’s book and account of the tragedy with the Branch Davidians as relates to Mr. Mueller is correct, Mueller is now being asked as a special counsel to press a case against President Trump for the same thing he himself did years earlier.
Actually, those facts are pretty clear, so this part of the saga is simple to understand, although how Mueller plans to work this one out creates a real dilemma for him. If he goes after President Trump will he also have to prosecute himself? Obviously, that tongue in cheek as he cannot be his own prosecutor. But it does add a bit of humor to all of this.
Perhaps Mueller will just ignore the problem and hope it goes away.
Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. Look who he is hiring.check fec reports. Time to rethink.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) June 12, 2017
Source: Daily Caller