History is now who stood for Liberty, Freedom, and Justice, and who did their best to rob it from the people they swore an oath to protect. Why do Americans pay to protect millionaire past presidents for life? The past can be a scary thing to think about when it was spent only thinking of oneself, with other peoples money. Who would rob the poor for self gain? The same one that would do whatever it takes to keep it all going?
Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the “direct involvement” of government agents or informants, a new report says.
Some of the controversial “sting” operations “were proposed or led by informants”, bordering on entrapment by law enforcement. Yet the courtroom obstacles to proving entrapment are significant, one of the reasons the stings persist. The lengthy report, released on Monday by Human Rights Watch, raises questions about the US criminal justice system’s ability to respect civil rights and due process in post-9/11 terrorism cases. It portrays a system that features not just the sting operations but secret evidence, anonymous juries, extensive pretrial detentions and convictions significantly removed from actual plots.
“In some cases the FBI may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals by suggesting the idea of taking terrorist action or encouraging the target to act,” the report alleges. Out of the 494 cases related to terrorism the US has tried since 9/11, the plurality of convictions – 18% overall – are not for thwarted plots but for “material support” charges, a broad category expanded further by the 2001 Patriot Act that permits prosecutors to pursue charges with tenuous connections to a terrorist act or group.
In one such incident, the initial basis for a material-support case alleging a man:
Trey Gowdy BLISTERS Trump Attorney For Making Him Look GUILTY
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on Sunday blasted President Donald Trump’s lawyer for calling for an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. In a statement over the weekend, Trump attorney John Dowd said that Mueller should end his investigation. “I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia Collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe’s boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt Dossier,” Dowd opined. Gowdy told Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday that the statement makes Trump look guilty.
Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann, the FBI and the Mob
pecial Counsel Robert Mueller III and lead attorney in the Special Counsel’s Office Andrew Weissmann have been connected to one another throughout most of their careers, and both men moved quickly to the top tackling major crime syndicates and white-collar crime.
Ironically, both men were also connected in two of the biggest corruption investigations in FBI history. But rarely are Weissmann and Mueller’s past cases discussed in the media. Their past is relevant because it gives a roadmap to the future — now that these two longtime colleagues are charged with one of the most controversial investigations into a president in recent history.
“The integrity of the “investigation” and of the “investigators” must be a: