Classical Liberal Sage
- Jun 22, 2013
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- Mid-West USA
- Political Leaning
Yes, it's my "go-to" legal expert when it comes to the Mueller investigation.
1. The Stone indictment is a "typical Mueller indictment;" very heavy on "stories" but the crimes in the indictment (as usual) all relate to acts that occurred as a result of the investigation.
2. Mueller has found almost no crime regarding the goal of his actual investigation that occurred before he was appointed Special Counsel.
3. That while the things he has indicted people for are crimes, they are not the crimes he was appointed to find.
IMO this is true. What crimes related to "Trump-Russian conspirary to affect the election" have been found? None.
What crimes pre-election have been found? Manafort's money laundering. Cohen's taxi fraud crimes. Cohen's admission of campaign finance violations which were not even charged.
All the crimes that pertain to the investigation itself involve "lying to," or "obstruction of," which are a direct result of the investigation. While this provides grist for the "See, something must be there!" crowd, they have yet to show any actual evidence of the prime purpose of Mueller's investigation.