by Ruby Henley
I will be doing a series of articles attempting to pick out untruths in the Mueller Investigation. The alleged untruths will have to have documents from trusted sources to merit examination. The war has begun, and team members from the Mueller investigation are beginning to say that Attorney General Barr was wrong in his analysis on the Report.
The first untruth will be from the testimony of President Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen. He was a delight in the Mueller Investigation. Although his office was broken into, a fire started, and all attorney-client privilege thrown out the door, his testimony was valid? Really?
Actor Isaiah Washington thanked President Donald Trump for supporting criminal justice reform while saying Obama did not do the same.
The First Step Act is a prison reform bill focused on inmate rehabilitation. President Trump held an event to discuss furthering reform efforts. Washington was invited, and he is praising President Trump for helping the Black Agenda.
In my opinion, prison reform is all people’s problem – not just the black people. To solve a problem, you must first get to the root of the problem. Our prison system is a growing problem, and President Trump has battled against MS-13 gang members for quite a while now. We cannot continue to stuff the prisons full without examining why this is happening.
Washington tweeted the following –
I voted for 44 twice. I even checked my emails in his Senate Office while lobbying for Salone to be given another chance to rebrand. Not once in 8 years was I given any support regarding Africa or the Black Agenda, but 45 invites me to the WH to celebrate the #FirstStepAct 🤷🏾♂️
— Isaiah Washington (@IWashington) April 1, 2019
‘I voted for 44 twice. I even checked my emails in his Senate Office while lobbying for Salone to be given another chance to rebrand. Not once in 8 years was I given any support regarding Africa or the Black Agenda, but 45 invites me to the WH to celebrate the #FirstStepAct
Those who know, know that I’m not a Democrat or a Republican. I will work w/h anyone as long as things get done. The #FirstStepAct was passed on December 21, 2018 w/h the hard work of @JessyMichele @LouislReed @VanJones68 and @cut_50 I’m proud to stand with them all today. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Y1yTIs088g
— Isaiah Washington (@IWashington) April 1, 2019
‘Those who know, know that I’m not a Democrat or a Republican. I will work w/h anyone as long as things get done. The #FirstStepAct was passed on December 21, 2018 w/h the hard work of @JessyMichele @LouislReed @VanJones68 and @cut_50 I’m proud to stand with them all today.
Why am I pointing this particular story out?
Quote – In explosive hours-long public testimony on Capitol Hill, Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, accused the president of a pattern of criminality and deception, calling him a “conman” who couldn’t be trusted.
“He is a racist. He is a con man. He is a cheat,” Cohen said in his opening statement Wednesday. End of Quote
Clearly President Trump IS NOT A RACIST.
I hope you can watch this video, as it will make you proud to be an American. This gives us all hope that we can improve the prison system and get to the root of crime.
I will like to move on to an update on the Mueller report.
Quote – Some members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team have expressed frustration that Attorney General William Barr cleared President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice, and they believe the evidence that Trump sought to impede the investigation is stronger than Barr suggested in his March letter summarizing Mueller’s findings, a U.S. official who has spoken with the members tells NBC News.
Justice Department officials say Barr had no choice but to render a judgment, because the special counsel regulations say that he is ultimately in charge of the investigation. If Mueller believed Trump was guilty of obstruction, he could have said so, the officials argue — but he didn’t do that in his report.
Three government officials have told NBC News that a dispute within the special counsel’s office on the facts and the law was one factor behind Mueller’s decision not to make a call on the obstruction question.
The lawyers and FBI agents on Mueller’s team could not reach an agreement about whether Trump’s conduct amounted to a corrupt — and therefore illegal — effort to impede the probe, the three officials said. As a result, Barr, after consulting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, stepped in to clear the president, saying the evidence did not amount to a prosecutable case of obstruction of justice. End of Quote
Now what we have to accept is President Trump has never been accepted as President of the United States. Those who voted for him have been thrown under the bus by our Justice System.
Just as the Democrats have never accepted a Hillary Clinton defeat, they will not accept the fact that if there was any indication at all Trump obstructed justice, Mueller would have jumped at it.
This will go on and on, just like the Mueller investigation itself has. We must pick out the untruths, or I should say alleged untruths, as the report has not even officially been released as of yet.
But I can safely say PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT A RACIST.
Remember this, if you need a lawyer, choose wisely.
More on the First Step Act –
Quote – Sweeping changes to the federal prison system will allow tens of thousands of federal inmates to be released from prison over the next 10 years, but there’s little data about who or where they are now.
The legislation signed by President Donald Trump on Friday makes big changes to the treatment and rehabilitation of low-level federal prisoners.
Qualifying Inmates — mostly people who have committed low-level drug offenses — can earn credits to be released from prison early and serve the remainder of their sentence in home confinement or halfway houses if they participate in the plan’s anti-recidivism programs such as job training, education and faith-based classes.
The Bureau of Prisons and Congressional Budget Office, which analyzed the plan for cost, estimated roughly 53,000 prisoners could be released over the next 10 years.
There are roughly 180,000 current federal inmates, according to the Bureau of Prisons, which declined to comment on which facilities would be impacted.’ End of Quote
Quote – The First Step Act (P.L. 115-391) was signed into law by the President on December 21, 2018.
The Act deals mostly with reentry of the incarcerated, directing the Federal Bureau of Prisons to take specific actions regarding programming, good-time credit, and compassionate release, among other issues.
The Act does not contain any directives to the Commission. Related to its sentencing reform provisions (Title IV), the Act makes important changes to mandatory minimum penalties and to the safety valve provision (a provision that allows courts to sentence a defendant without regard to the mandatory minimum). Specifically, in relation to Title IV, the Act:
First Step Act Provisions Recidivism Reduction Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2018
Restraints on Pregnant Prisoners Prohibited Sentencing Reform Second Chance Act of 2007
Reauthorized Miscellaneous (includes recidivism reduction, reentry programming, prison conditions, treatment for opioid and heroin abuse, and more) certain enhanced mandatory minimum penalties for some drug offenders (Section 401); broadens the existing safety valve at 18 U.S.C. § 3553(f), increasing the number of offenders eligible for relief from mandatory minimum penalties (Section 402); reduces the severity of the “stacking” of multiple § 924(c) offenses (Section 403); and applies retroactively the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 which reduced mandatory minimum penalties for crack cocaine offenses (Section 404). End of Quote