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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Trump Derangement Syndrome

            It seems that the Trump Derangement Syndrome controlling Democrats, liberals, and other members of the Deep State may see results in the coming weeks and months. This mental illness has consumed the lame stream media since November 8, 2016, when Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump. The goal of the members of this not-so-secret combination is to take Trump out of office or to make him ineffective as President. The organization includes former directors of the CIA, FBI, and other government organizations as well as some of their top lieutenants.

            The problems started with a dossier containing information that was never determined to be factual being used to obtain warrants to spy on Trump. Then-FBI Director James Comey took the dossier to the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC or FISA Court) to obtain the warrants. The court was established and authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to oversee requests for surveillance warrants to investigate foreign spies operating within the boundaries of the U.S.

            The surveillance discovered that several of Trump’s associates had contact with Russians, some of them in connection with preparing for the new administration and some in connection with building a hotel in Moscow. Robert Mueller, a former director of the FBI was appointed to investigate whether or not Russians interfered in the 2016 elections in the United States and related matters, and he has investigated widely in an effort to snare Trump supporters. Several people have been destroyed legally, socially, and financially by Mueller’s investigation. These associates include Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, and Michael Cohen, the President’s former personal attorney.

            Michael Cohen was sentenced by federal prosecutors on Friday, and Andrew C. McCarthy says that Trump is “very likely to be indicted on a charge of violating federal campaign finance laws.” McCarthy should know what he is saying because he is a former U.S. Attorney and current senior fellow at the National Review Institute where he is a contributing editor of National Review. 

            Even though Mueller has found no evidence that Trump worked with the Russians to win the election, he has been dredging up crimes and possibly even creating them by his investigation. He passed some of his cases to other law enforcement agencies including the Southern District of New York. Since Trump’s main home is in New York, this court has jurisdiction to investigate him. According to McCarthy the plan to get Trump is plain to see.

It has been obvious for some time that President Trump is the principal subject of the investigation still being conducted by the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Cohen earlier pleaded guilty to multiple counts of business and tax fraud, violating campaign finance law, and making false statements to Congress regarding unsuccessful efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Yes, Cohen has stated he did the hands-on work in orchestrating hush-money payments to two women who claim to have had sexual liaisons with Trump many years ago (liaisons Trump denies).

But when Cohen pleaded guilty in August, prosecutors induced him to make an extraordinary statement in open court: the payments to the women were made “in coordination with and at the direction of” the candidate for federal office – Donald Trump.

Prosecutors would not have done this if the president was not on their radar screen. Indeed, if the president was not implicated, I suspect they would not have prosecuted Cohen for campaign finance violations at all. Those charges had a negligible impact on the jail time Cohen faces, which is driven by the more serious offenses of tax and financial institution fraud, involving millions of dollars.

Moreover, campaign finance infractions are often settled by payment of an administrative fine, not turned into felony prosecutions. To be sure, federal prosecutors in New York City have charged them as felonies before – most notably in 2014 against Dinesh D’Souza, whom Trump later pardoned.

In marked contrast, though, when it was discovered that Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was guilty of violations involving nearly $2 million – an amount that dwarfs the $280,000 in Cohen’s case – the Obama Justice Department decided not to prosecute. Instead, the matter was quietly disposed of by a $375,000 fine by the Federal Election Commission.

            McCarthy goes much further in his explanation as to why he thinks that Trump will be indicted, but this writer thinks it is obvious that the Mueller investigation is a witch hunt to take Trump down. The cases involving other people are just addendums to the main plan, and Mueller and his associates do not seem to care whose lives are destroyed by their witch hunt. The only goal is to take Trump out of office or to make him ineffective, and it does not seem to matter which it is. The agenda of the Deep State would be protected in either case, and the secret combinations could continue their work of destroying the Constitution and the government of the United States without Trump standing in the way.

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