In a startling revelation, President Donald Trump and his team of lawyers are now seeking to negotiate a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. This is an effort to use an interview with President Trump as leverage in order to spur the conclusion of the Russia investigation.
The president’s legal team is considering a scenario that would perfect the “art of a deal” on multiple fronts. This includes President Trump being willing to agree to a sit-down interview with Mueller under very specific and detailed conditions. The deal is in its mere infancy and still being discussed with nothing finalized and those involved have repeatedly stated that the interview would only occur at all if all conditions are agreed to and met prior to the interview, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Among those conditions would be Mueller and his team making a firm commitment to a date for the conclusion of at the Russia investigation, or at the very least portions that relate to President Trump, his family, his business, and all things Trump-related. Specifically being considered for serious consideration is “a deadline of 60 days from the date of the interview.”
An additional condition also being considered for inclusion in the possible deal is “reaching an agreement with Mr. Mueller on the scope of his questioning of the president, which they expect to focus largely on his decision to fire former national security adviser Mike Flynn and former FBI director James Comey”
Mueller’s team was tasked with investigating Russia’s role in the 2016 election and whether members of the Trump campaign conspired with Moscow to disrupt and influence the presidential race, as well as an expansion into whether President Trump and his family attempted to obstruct the investigation. The investigation was launched directly after Comey perjured himself before Congress and a “friend” chose to “leak” potentially classified information to the press at Comey’s direction.
Mueller’s team of investigators, as well as Mueller himself have been the subject of many accusations including significant bias and conducting a witch hunt due to the significant number of Democrats on the investigative team hand picked by Mueller, as well as their significant and prominent ties to the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation, the Democratic Party, and former president Barrack Obama.
President Trump has repeatedly called the investigation a “witch hunt” and as a result of his frustration with the investigation, much corruption within Washington and within the ranks of both political parties has been revealed. As the investigation proceeds, it becomes abundantly clear that it was the Obama administration and the Democrats determined to put Hillary at the helm no matter the cost, rather than the Trump campaign, were the ones to collude with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
President Trump and members of his administration have all voiced deep frustration with the inquiry, both publically and privately, with President Trump comparing it to a cloud hanging over his presidency. He has also repeatedly stated he is “looking forward” to speaking with the special counsel’s team. He has done nothing wrong and he looks forward to vindicating himself, but his attorneys have repeatedly emphasized that he would only agree under certain conditions.
Earlier this year on Twitter, for instance, he wrote, “on and on it goes. Russia & the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing.”
A former federal prosecutor and considered an expert in government investigations by many in his field, Peter Zeidenberg has expressed his skepticism that Mueller’s team would be willing to accept any such conditions from President Trump and his legal team, however.
Zeidenberg notes his skepticism stating – “You can’t put a timeline on these things. Someone could walk in the door on the day before their proposed deadline and say, ‘I’ve got some information that’s going to blow your minds. Mueller’s not going to say, ‘oh, too bad, the deadline is tomorrow.’”
According to The New York Times, President Trump has inquired of at least two witnesses interviewed by Mueller for information about what they discussed with Mueller’s team. Naturally, the NYT attempts to paint this as some level of guilt despite even those on the left tiring of the Russian witchhunt.
The NYT states President Trump reportedly told White House counsel Don McGahn he should issue a statement denying a previous report from the NYT that said Mueller’s team had learned the president once asked McGahn to fire Mueller. The left-leaning propaganda rag also reports President Trump reportedly asked the former chief of staff Reince Priebus during a December meeting how his interview with Mueller’s team had gone and if the investigators had been “nice.” Priebus responded to President Trump’s inquiry that Mueller’s team had conducted themselves professionally according to the NYT, hardly a newsworthy conversation.
Unfortunately, by focusing so much on the ludicrous Trump-Russia conspiracy theory, many on the left have put on blinders, ignoring and remaining willfully ignorant of the vast amount of corruption and unethical conduct within Washington.
The Conservative Daily Post lists several instances of recent corruption and highly unethical conduct recently uncovered –
“For example, earlier this month, an ethics complaint was filed against a Democratic congressman in Missouri. Apparently, he allegedly used taxpayer money to pay a “ghost employee” who used to work at McDonald’s and didn’t have any formal IT training as an IT worker for about three years. He also reportedly let someone who wasn’t on his staff have access to his servers.
Kendra Arnold, the executive director of the Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust (FACT), which is a “a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting accountability, ethics, and transparency in government and civic arenas,” recently submitted an ethics complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics against U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO).
In her complaint, Arnold accused Cleaver of employing Rao Abbas, a former McDonald’s manager with no formal IT training, as an IT worker and paying him roughly $60,000 in taxpayer money even though he reportedly didn’t do any work.
On top of that, she also claimed that Cleaver accepted IT services from Imran Awan, a former Information Technologies (IT) aide for the Democratic House who was recently indicted on several charges of “bank fraud and engaging in unlawful monetary transactions,” even though he wasn’t actually on his staff.
Around the same time, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski (D) was found guilty of 47 criminal charges of “conspiracy…bribery, attempted extortion, false statements to federal officials, honest services fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.” He also reportedly changed city contracts “in order to raise money for his campaigns for Mayor.”
As of now, a date for sentencing has not been set. When it does eventually come, he faces 20 years in prison for each count of corruption. Until that day arrives, though, he’ll be free on bail.
And a few weeks prior to that, back in February, detectives with the New York Police Department arrested Juliet Germanotta, a 36-year-old transgender democrat campaigning against Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), and charged her with “third-degree grand larceny” for stealing an “18-karat yellow gold Zambian emerald and diamond ring” worth $4,800 from Mikaelians Jewelry in New York City.
According to reports, Germanotta, who describes herself as a “proud transgender woman” and “ordained minister” had ordered the ring from the jewelry shop back in September 2017. Upon receiving it, however, she complained that it wasn’t to her liking and told them that she would be returning it.
But, rather than send them the real ring, she decided to send them a “phony” one worth about $10. The jewelry experts at the shop, though, weren’t fooled by her obvious scam and promptly reported her to the local police.
After returning the fake ring, Germanotta then sold the real one to an unsuspecting buyer, who learned that it was stolen upon having it appraised.
When law enforcement officials finally caught up with her and questioned her about the theft, she reportedly confessed to the crime and was subsequently placed in handcuffs.”
It seems if those in Washington truly cared about corruption and rooting it out they would be more concerned with legitimate corruption with significant evidence rather than conducting a farcical storytelling venture and launching a witch hunt based on nothing but sour grapes and butthurt. However, as we can see evidenced by their continued antics that is not the case.