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When the ‘Investigation’ Is a Cover-Up

Posted on | August 12, 2023 | 1 Comment

First, the news:

In a dramatic shift, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday that Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss was being upgraded to a special counsel to investigate the Biden family finances.
The decision means the probe into Hunter Biden’s taxes and his father’s potential dealings with his foreign clients will carry into the 2024 election at the same time the president’s chief rival Donald Trump faces two federal indictments brought by the same department. The tax case is likely to be moved to Washington and Los Angeles, officials said.
Republicans, however, gave the announcement a cold reaction, saying Weiss was the wrong person for the job after offering Hunter Biden a prison-sparing plea deal that fell apart.
“This move by AG Garland is part of the Justice Department’s efforts to attempt a Biden family coverup in light of [House Oversight Committee’s] mounting evidence of President Biden’s role in his family’s schemes selling ‘the brand’ for millions of dollars to foreign nationals,” House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer wrote.
Added House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan: “David Weiss can’t be trusted, and this is just a new way to whitewash the Biden family’s corruption. Weiss has already signed off on a sweetheart plea deal that was so awful and unfair that a federal judge rejected it.”
Garland said the appointment of Weiss to an independent prosecutor was in the “public interest,” required by department rules and requested earlier in the week by Weiss.

Ace of Spades points out that part of what’s going on here is that conferring Special Counsel status on Weiss is a way to block House investigators looking into the “sweetheart deal” plea bargain for Hunter Biden that Weiss himself orchestrated (likely under orders from, but certainly with the approval of, Attorney General Merrick Garland). More importantly, however, it’s a way for Garland to put a lid on the whole Biden family corruption saga until after next year’s election.

What Democrats are doing here, of course, is a variation of the Mueller “investigation,” altered to suit their new purposes. Remember what happened in 2017: Trump discovered after becoming president that the FBI had been doing surveillance on his campaign on the false pretext of “Russian collusion” (which pretext, of course, was manufactured by the Clinton campaign using the phony Steele dossier). So, Trump fires FBI Director James Comey and, when this provokes an outcry from Democrats, Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from the matter, and appoints former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate. OK, but . . . investigate what?

The real scandal in this was the “Russian collusion” hoax perpetrated against Trump by the Clinton campaign, in which the FBI played a crucial role (“Operation Crossfire Hurricane”), which was why Trump fired Comey. Instead of investigating that, however, Mueller’s investigation instead focused on trying to confirm the existence of “Russian collusion” — which proved impossible because, of course, there was no “collusion” — and also trying to prove that Trump’s firing of Comey somehow constituted “obstruction of justice.” But Trump was not the perpetrator of wrongdoing, he was the victim of wrongdoing, and the purpose of Mueller’s investigation was to conceal this truth.

In other words, the “investigation” was really a cover-up, and months passed while talking heads on MSNBC and CNN kept up their wild-eyed speculation about how “the walls are closing in” on Trump — speculation fed by leaks from Mueller’s team — keeping alive the myth of “Russian collusion” until after the 2018 midterm elections.

Mission accomplished.

Then, in March 2019, with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer now in control of Congress, Mueller releases his report, which disappointed all the cable-news talking heads by failing to confirm “Russian collusion.” The walls had signally failed to “close in,” but the Mueller had achieved his political purpose, namely to promote suspicion of Trump as a Kremlin dupe while concealing the Democratic Party dirty campaign trick behind that suspicion (and the FBI’s own role in that campaign trick).

Fast-forward to the present, and now we have a Special Counsel appointed in the Hunter Biden case who has a similar mission, namely to obstruct the House Oversight Committee’s investigation and deflect attention from the very real scandal by which the Biden family collected $20 million from Hunter’s foreign “clients.” Biden and his administration now have an excuse not to comment on anything related to Hunter because it’s “under investigation” and, the reader may be assured, there will be no leaks from Weiss’s office to the media to give fuel to speculation about the “walls closing in” on Joe Biden.

Anyone with two eyes and a brain can see what’s happening, but the media won’t tell the truth. And they wonder why we don’t trust them.



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