Indeed we are. They need to make it seem as if they have a smoking gun. Just to give the Democrats and the Lame Stream Media something to wet their whistle.
We’re being ‘punked’.
Punked by Robert Mueller’s rogue special counsel and its leaked-to mainstream media travelling circus show.
In other words punked by the FBI.
The Urban Dictionary defines punked as “a way to describe someone ripping you off, tricking you, teasing you”.
And that’s where we are.
In the slew of charges in the indictment of Paul J. Manafort Jr. and Richard W. Gates, III none mentioned “Russian collusion”. But courtesy of the media, we now know that Manafort spent more than $1 million on clothes and bought rugs!
To borrow from The Simpsons., Mueller’s charges that appear wholly unrelated to the alleged Russian meddling in last year’s election that he was commissioned to investigate: “Yo Goober, “Where’s the meat”?
In the bone tossed to the masses yesterday, two FORMER senior Trump staffers were indicted after being charged for evading taxes on millions of dollars over a period of years and other charges, including Conspiracy Against the United States.
Hillary (“I’m the President!”) Clinton was reported to be laughing at the Manafort/Gates indictments this time yesterday.
Is that because she knows down at heart that Democrat, “power lobbyist” Tony Podesta, brother of her campaign chairman John Podesta, could have been thrown into the mix to make it appear that Mueller and his team are non-partisan in their Take-Down-Trump-the-Russian witch hunt?
Time will tell even though cackling Hillary won’t.
All we know for now is that Tony Podesta abruptly resigned yesterday from the Podesta Group.
“The Podesta Group has also lobbied for Uranium One, the Canadian-based energy company that has come under scrutiny as well. In 2010, the Obama administration allowed Uranium One to be sold to Russian energy company Rosatom, giving the company control over one-fifth of American uranium-mining capacity to Russia, despite an ongoing FBI investigation into a Rosatom subsidiary involved in a racketeering scheme. (Matthew Vadum, Front Page Magazine, Oct. 31, 2017)
“The Podesta Group received $180,000 from Uranium One over several years between 2012 and 2015, according to records at opensecrets.org.
“Hillary Clinton infamously approved the Uranium One transaction when she was secretary of state and her husband received the suspiciously large sum of $500,000 for a single speech from Russian sources.”
Both Manafort and Gates released in federal court in Washington, D.C., on a $10 million bond and a $5 million bond respectively, are not allowed to leave their homes except under narrowly defined circumstances.
At this rate, should we hope that nobody waterboards them?
CNN held a nation in suspense from a late Friday night story leaked to them by “someone” on the Mueller team.
“Someone” was the deep throat and “anonymous source” cited in the story.
The highly hyped Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 dawned just as expected.
“At 10:25 a.m. Monday, President Trump tweeted his disgust at the indictments, which in his view are aimed at the wrong people.
Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign. But why aren’t Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2017
“Minutes later he tweeted,
….Also, there is NO COLLUSION!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2017
A snake slithers out from every stone picked up in the Special counsel commissioned to probe the Russians-stole-the-election-from-Hillary-Clinton conspiracy:
“Manafort and Gates are scheduled to appear Thursday before Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Jackson was nominated to the bench by President Obama and assumed her judicial office in 2011. A Harvard Law graduate, she donated $1,000 to Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. (Front Page Magazine)
“Earlier this year, the judge threw out a lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by relatives of victims of the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Clinton’s “actions – communicating with other State Department personnel and advisers about the official business of the department – fall squarely within the scope of her duty to run the Department and conduct the foreign affairs of the nation as Secretary of State,” Jackson ruled.”
There’s no doubt that Mueller and his team have Manafort and Gates just where they want them, confined to house arrest where they have easy access for questioning them, a winning stratagem.
According to indictment reports, Manafort is being charged with alleged crimes dating between 2006 to 2015.
Mueller was FBI director from 2001 to 2013, followed by James Comey between 2013-2017.
Why didn’t Mueller go after Manafort until now?
There are other clear and present dangers missed by Mueller and Comey while they have been out on the Russian election conspiracy goose chase:
Bestselling author Edward Klein makes the shocking revelation that an FBI investigation discovered collusion between American anarchists and ISIS and Al-Qaeda in his latest book All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump’ (Daily Mail, Oct. 29, 2017)
“‘This is the greatest challenge to law enforcement since the Weather Underground and the Black Panther Party,’ an FBI report declared.
“Before he was fired as director of the FBI, James Comey collected intelligence on the connections between Middle Eastern jihadis, European radicals, and the American anarchists who are part of the anti-Trump ‘resistance’ movement.
“‘The Americans communicate with the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations on websites, and they use those websites to download instructions on making weapons,’ said an FBI source who had access to Comey’s intelligence reports.”
Thanks for the warning, FBI.
Meanwhile, American anarchists are still out there planning a massive protest on November 4, touted as the Mother of All Protests.
But Mueller and his team have run Manafort and Gates to ground all to prove President Donald Trump is a Russian agent who stole the election from Hillary Clinton.
Steve Bannon is right when he advises President Trump to “slash Mueller’s funding, forcing him to wrap it up”.
We’re being punked.