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    Turn on any tv, listen orvread any report, or read a post from any of the leftist on this forum and you would almost start to believe Mueller is a competent, honorable man, devoid of prejudice and solely focused on justice and the American way!
    Hogwash!
    They don’t want you to remember how Mueller completely bungled the investigation into the 2001 Anthrax package case. How he ignored solid evidence and pursued an innocent man for 8 years, and how even after his target was exonerated refused to apologize or admit he had fouled up.
    They want you to forget just how much they themselves hated Mueller when he stated Iraq was hiding WMD.

    Comey, Mueller bungled big anthrax case together

    Comey had enlisted Bob Mueller, then FBI director, as an ally. Both men apparently told George W. Bush privately they’d quit rather than extend the program. “Here I stand, I can do no other,” Comey told Bush. That’s Martin Luther’s iconic line, and although in 2016 Hillary Clinton would come to see Comey as more akin to Judas than Luther, one thing is apparent: Jim Comey is a government appointee who thinks of himself in a manner many people find grandiose. Bush backed down in the face of the Comey-Mueller insurrection, but three years later Comey told his dramatic Ashcroft hospital bed story in a congressional hearing that eviscerated Gonzales, who was attorney general by then.

    The third and most important factor tempering my enthusiasm for the new special prosecutor is that Comey and Mueller badly bungled the biggest case they ever handled. They botched the investigation of the 2001 anthrax letter attacks that took five lives and infected 17 other people, shut down the U.S. Capitol and Washington’s mail system, solidified the Bush administration’s antipathy for Iraq, and eventually, when the facts finally came out, made the FBI look feckless, incompetent, and easily manipulated by outside political pressure.

    This, too, was an enormously complex case. But here are some facts: Despite the jihadist slogans accompanying the mailed anthrax, it had nothing to do with Saddam Hussein or any foreign element; the FBI ignored a 2002 tip from a scientific colleague of the actual anthrax killer, who turned out to be a Fort Detrick scientist named Bruce Edwards Ivins; the reason is that they had quickly obsessed on an innocent man named Steven Hatfill; the bureau was bullied into focusing on the government scientist by Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy (whose office, along with that of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, was targeted by an anthrax-laced letter) and was duped into focusing on Hatfill by two sources — a conspiracy-minded college professor with a political agenda who’d never met Hatfill and by Nicholas Kristof, who put her conspiracy theories in the paper while mocking the FBI for not arresting Hatfill.

    In truth, Hatfill was an implausible suspect from the outset. He was a virologist who never handled anthrax, which is a bacterium. (Ivins, by contrast, shared ownership of anthrax patents, was diagnosed as having paranoid personality disorder, and had a habit of stalking and threatening people with anonymous letters — including the woman who provided the long-ignored tip to the FBI).

    So what evidence did the FBI have against Hatfill? There was none, so the agency did a Hail Mary, importing two bloodhounds from California whose handlers claimed could sniff the scent of the killer on the anthrax-tainted letters. These dogs were shown to Hatfill, who promptly petted them. When the dogs responded favorably, their handlers told the FBI that they’d “alerted” on Hatfill and that he must be the killer.

    You’d think that any good FBI agent would have kicked these quacks in the fanny and found their dogs a good home. Or at least checked news accounts of criminal cases in California where these same dogs had been used against defendants who’d been convicted — and later exonerated. As Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times investigative reporter David Willman detailed in his authoritative book on the case, a California judge who’d tossed out a murder conviction based on these sketchy canines called the prosecution’s dog handler “as biased as any witness that this court has ever seen.”

    Instead, Mueller, who micromanaged the anthrax case and fell in love with the dubious dog evidence, personally assured Ashcroft and presumably George W. Bush that in Steven Hatfill the bureau had its man. Comey, in turn, was asked by a skeptical Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz if Hatfill was another Richard Jewell — the security guard wrongly accused of the Atlanta Olympics bombing. Comey replied that he was “absolutely certain” they weren’t making a mistake.

    Such certitude seems to be Comey’s default position in his professional life. Mueller didn’t exactly distinguish himself with contrition, either. In 2008, after Ivins committed suicide as he was about to be apprehended for his crimes, and the Justice Department had formally exonerated Hatfill — and paid him $5.82 million in a legal settlement — Mueller could not be bothered to walk across the street to attend the press conference announcing the case’s resolution. When reporters did ask him about it, Mueller was graceless. “I do not apologize for any aspect of the investigation,” he said, adding that it would be erroneous “to say there were mistakes.”

    Does this mean Comey and Mueller are bad guys? I’m not saying that. Mueller, for one, answered his country’s call and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps when many others of his generation were avoiding combat service in Vietnam. Both men have forsaken millions of dollars in salary at private law firms for public service. Neither has ever had a hint of personal scandal.

    I know Steven Hatfill’s attorney, Thomas Connolly, well, and David Willman, a former newsroom colleague, even better — and I spoke to them last week about these events. Connolly said he thought Comey was a “decent guy” who was legitimately fooled by that business with the dogs. And while Willman and I were discussing whether Mueller’s reputation for competence was deserved, the reporter volunteered that he did not question the man’s integrity. Fair enough. I would, however, pose this query to the keepers of official Washington’s agreed-upon narrative.

    While running for president, Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp.” He won enough votes, in the right states, to make him president. So here’s the question: How does official Washington, which clearly does not want to be drained, think the 63 million people who voted for Trump will feel about an investigation run by D.C. insiders with a history of grandstanding — an investigation that some Democrats and commentators are saying aloud they hope will end in impeachment? And what will those Trump voters think of uncritical media coverage of this effort by a self-righteous press corps that has suddenly rediscovered its investigative-reporting impulses, and which behaves as if little of this relevant context is even worth mentioning? .
    https://www.ocregister.com/2017/05/2...case-together/
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

  • #2
    How quick they forget,
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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    • #3
      The transparency of Mueller......

      Last edited by Urban hermit; 24 Mar 18, 19:30.
      Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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      • #4
        Mueller’s unprofessional behavior cost the taxpayers 5 million dollars in damages to Hatfield

        Last edited by Urban hermit; 24 Mar 18, 19:30.
        Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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        • #5
          You are focused on the right stuff. The media is has been grossly irresponsible in not covering Mueller's history upfront.
          We hunt the hunters

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          • #6
            There's a reason he was chosen.
            Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
              There's a reason he was chosen.
              Indeed, he has never let facts get in his way.
              Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
                Indeed, he has never let facts get in his way.
                So he hasn't stray very far. He is a Republican after all. Doing the job he was appointed to do. What are you afraid of?
                "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                • #9
                  Meanwhile, John Kerry is investigated for his role in the Steele conspiracy .

                  And ,meanwhile, it appears that the Saoudi prince who was jailed and released for a bail of $ 6 billion, was a secret sponsor of Hillary .


                  Birds of a feather flock together .

                  What should be the bail for Hillary ?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
                    So he hasn't stray very far. He is a Republican after all. Doing the job he was appointed to do. What are you afraid of?
                    Why don’t you ask Hatfield if he felt better knowing Mueller is a Republican after he was pursued for 8 years, falsely accused, tried and convicted in the press?
                    What is there to be afraid of?
                    Mueller never once admitted his mistakes.
                    McCain claims to be a Republican, I wouldn’t trust him anymore than I would Mueller.
                    I’m not as partisan as you
                    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
                      Why don’t you ask Hatfield if he felt better knowing Mueller is a Republican after he was pursued for 8 years, falsely accused, tried and convicted in the press?
                      What is there to be afraid of?
                      Mueller never once admitted his mistakes.
                      McCain claims to be a Republican, I wouldn’t trust him anymore than I would Mueller.
                      I’m not as partisan as you
                      Only opinion and not backed up by your post.
                      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
                        Only opinion and not backed up by your post.
                        Go back and watch the two videos that had previously been blocked
                        Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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                        • #13
                          More sources

                          https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/28/w...28hatfill.html

                          http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/DOJ/sto...5264759&page=1
                          Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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                          • #14
                            The Orange County Register is a virulently right wing rag which is based in Orange County California, the home of the John Birch Society. I was born and raised in Los Angeles County, right next door to Orange County. Because of the right wing tripe that came out of that county, it wasn't too highly thought of.

                            Try again.
                            We are not now that strength which in old days
                            Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                            Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                            To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Massena View Post
                              The Orange County Register is a virulently right wing rag which is based in Orange County California, the home of the John Birch Society. I was born and raised in Los Angeles County, right next door to Orange County. Because of the right wing tripe that came out of that county, it wasn't too highly thought of.

                              Try again.
                              NY Times?
                              ABC News?
                              Prove it wrong. You can’t because it’s a fact, Hatfwas award 5 million in damages.
                              Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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