President Trump’s lawyers are preparing a rebuttal to any negative report issued by special counsel Robert Mueller following the DOJ’s probe into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, reports the Daily Beast following an interview with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Part of the rebuttal, says Giuliani, would focus on whether the “initiation of the investigation was…legitimate or not.”
According to Giuliani, the bulk of the report will be divided into two sections. One section will seek to question the legitimacy of the Mueller probe generally by alleging “possible conflicts” of interest by federal law enforcement authorities. The other section will respond to more substantive allegations of Trump campaign collusion with Russian government agents to sway the 2016 election, and obstruction of justice allegations stemming from, among other things, the president’s firing of former FBI director James Comey. –Daily Beast
The latter section of the rebuttal will focus on Deputy Director Rod Rosenstein’s mandate when he ordered the Mueller’s investigation – though Giuliani admits he has no idea what the final report will consist of.
“Since we have to guess what it is, [our report so far] is quite voluminous,” Giuliani said, claiming that he would spend much of this weekend “paring it down” and that he was editing the document created by the “whole team.”
“The first half of it is 58 pages, and second half isn’t done yet…It needs an executive summary if it goes over a hundred” –Daily Beast
In other words, Mueller has fair warning that the Trump administration intends to fight this tooth and nail.
The Weekly Standard‘s Eric Felton offered this last month:
Appellate and constitutional lawyers David B. Rivkin, Jr. and Elizabeth Price Foley recently made a compelling case that the political bias among the FBI agents working on “Crossfire Hurricane” renders illegitimate everything flowing from that investigation. If “Crossfire was politically motivated then its culmination, the appointment of a special counsel, inherited the taint,” Rivkin and Foley wrote in the Wall Street Journal. “All special-counsel activities—investigations, plea deals, subpoenas, reports, indictments and convictions—are fruit of a poisonous tree, byproducts of a violation of due process.” Rivkin and Foley add: “That Mr. Mueller and his staff had nothing to do with Crossfire’s origin offers no cure.” –Weekly Standard
In June, David Rivkin opined on the “Fruit of the poisonous tree” argument against Mueller in the Wall Street Journal:
Given the paucity of evidence, it’s staggering that the FBI would initiate a counterintelligence investigation, led by politically biased staff, amid a presidential campaign. The aggressive methods and subsequent leaking only strengthen that conclusion. If the FBI sincerely believed Trump associates were Russian targets or agents, the proper response would have been to inform Mr. Trump so that he could protect his campaign and the country.
Suffice to say, if Mueller tries to take Trump out, Trump will go down swinging.
Meanwhile, Trump is now referring to the special counsel probe as an “illegal investigation.”
“I view it as an illegal investigation.
“I’m not saying anything—I’m just telling you this: You read the great scholars, the great legal—there should have never been a special counsel,” Trump told @margarettalev and me, referring to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) August 30, 2018
Head of FBI counter-intel (Strzok) ignored Hillarys illegal server. Mueller and Comey saw nothing wrong with that or him.
They used a political propaganda piece that Steele says, he paid Russians for…and was reimbursed by…the DNC/Hillary campaign, plus commission…through the strawmen of…Perkins Coie & Fusion GPS calling it “legal expenses”. Mueller and Comey saw and see nothing wrong.
Bruce Ohr, fourth in-line under Lowrenta & Yates, met with Glenn Simpson, on multiple occasions, was NOT involved in any investigations of Hillary or Trump and his wife (Nellie) worked for Fusion GPS which he (Ohr) FAILED to declare her income as required when working for Fusion GPS.
They (to include Rosenstein) then took this, uncorroborated, political slander document (which some believe Nellie had a hand in drafting) to a friggin FISA court, not once but four times WITHOUT informing the court that the source(s) (according to it’s supposed author Steele) that it had been compiled and paid for by DNC/Hillary and the SOURCE MATERIAL inside “theoretically” came from Russians in order to get “a legal” US wiretap on Trump associates and by virtue of that wiretap, the Trump campaign itself.
Furthermore, in an act of pure hubris worthy of Stalin himself which, can only be visualized by Strzoks performance before Congress as the loathsome, venile, despicable, corrupt Deep State, enemy of the Republic demon that he is, the Deep State cited a news article as corroboration (Isikoff) verification that it had done it’s due diligence when the source of that article was…ta daaah!…Christopher Steele!
And Mueller see’s nothing. Comey saw nothing. Rosenstein did not see anything and still see’s nothing!
I could go on to add that the Deep State then, started leaking to the Alinsky Press names, the accusation against them is of course, that those names are under suspicion, be wary of these individuals, quite possibly they are traitors.
Thats a fuc^#!ng FELONY people!!!
Trump needs to simply direct Sessions to appoint a SC for everything to do with FBI corruption and fast.
We need to subpoenas for Brennan, Hillary, and Obama.