The Non-Crime of "Lying to the FBI"


 
 
By Ilana Mercer
Mises.org
 

In a fit of pique in 2016, then-President Barack Obama expelled Russian diplomats from the United States. K. T. McFarland, Michael Flynn's deputy in the Trump transition team, worried that Obama's expulsion of the diplomats was aimed at "boxing Trump in diplomatically," making it impossible for the president to "improve relations with Russia," a promise he ran on. (For her perspicacity, McFarland has since been forced to lawyer-up in fear for her freedom.)

To defuse President Obama's spiteful maneuver, Flynn spoke to Ambassador Kislyak, the upshot of which was that Russia "retaliated" by inviting US diplomats and their families to the Kremlin for a New Year's bash.

Was a crime committed by Flynn in this exchange and subsequent meeting? Not according to the FBI. Laying the cornerstone for the president-elect's promised foreign policy —diplomacy with Russia — is not illegal.

Perversely, however, lying to the US Federal Government’s version of the KGB (the FBI) — which apparently does its own share of lying —  is illegal.

An easy way for the government to create criminality where there is none is to make it a crime to lie to its agents, in this case the FBI, which is Deep State Central. The object of creating bogus categories of crime, naturally, is to leverage power over adversaries; to scare them.

Likewise was Martha Stewart imprisoned — not for the offense of insider trading, but for lying to her inquisitors. During interrogation, the poor woman had been so intimidated, so scared of conviction— wouldn't you? — that she fibbed. The lead federal prosecutor in her case was the now-notorious James B. Comey. (See "Convicted For Fearing Conviction")

This kind of entrapment — the criminalization of the act of lying to the government, in Flynn's case about a non-crime — is facilitated under the unconstitutional Section 1001 of Title 18, in the United States Code. It makes it an offense to make "a materially false" statement to a federal official — even when one is not under oath.

It's perfectly fine, however, for said official to bait and bully a private citizen into fibbing. By such tactics, The State has created a category of crime from which a select few are exempt.

Is this equality under the law or inequality under the law?

Section 1001 neatly accommodates a plethora of due-process violations.

Yet another tool in the Deep State toolbox is to lean on family members in order to extract a confession. To get Flynn senior to confess, U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is purported to have threatened Mike Flynn junior with a legal kneecapping.

Ultimately, The State has overwhelming power when compared to the limited resources and power of an accused. The power differential between The State and an accused means he or she, as the compromised party, will cop a plea.

The Flynn guilty plea bargain, if you will, is nothing more than a negotiated deal which subverts the very goal of justice: the search for truth.

In the process of hammering out an agreement that pacified a bloodthirsty prosecutor, Flynn's punishment for doing nothing wrong has been reduced.  President Trump's former national security adviser will still have to sell his home to defray the costs of a federal onslaught.

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Video: Rep. Jim Jordan Grills Deputy AG Rosenstein Over Bob Mueller & FBI Scandal


"Is he James Bond of the FBI?" Rep Jim Jordan DESTROYS deputy AG Rosenstein over Bob Mueller & FBI scandal.  Of cousre Jordan doesn't get any answers.  Rosenstein is just as corrupt and conflicted as Comey and Mueller and highly skilled at lying with a straight face.

 

 
 
 
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Video: Rep. Jim Jordan GRILLS FBI Director Chris Wray Over Mueller Investigation


Editor's Note: Jim Jordan goes right to the heart of the whole trumped up Russia collusion witch hunt, the fake Trump dossier, paid for by the Clinton campaign, the DNC AND the FBI. This fabricated and fake dossier was used to justify a FISA warrent to wiretap the Trump campaign - including Michael Flynn, a good man whose life has been ruined by these criminals.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Video: Dershowitz: No Case For ‘Obstruction of Justice’ Against Trump

Charge would spark “constitutional crisis”


Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz tells Fox News that Dianne Feinstein has no idea what she is talking about when she claims President Trump could be charged with “obstruction of justice” for firing former FBI director James Comey.

Feinstein told NBC News yesterday that Trump fired Comey because he did not agree to “lift the cloud” of the Russia investigation and this this represents “obstruction of justice”.

“You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire Comey and his constitutional authority to tell the Justice Department who to investigate, who not to investigate,” said Dershowitz. “That’s what Thomas Jefferson did, that’s what Lincoln did, that’s what Roosevelt did. We have precedents that clearly establish that.”

 

 
 
 
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DOJ has been investigating the FBI for 11 months

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Spox and Office of DOJ Inspector General Release Statements



(L-R) Attorney General Jeff Sessions – FBI Director Christopher Wray

By Sundance
theconservativetreehouse.com

Did you know the DOJ has been investigating the FBI for 11 months…. wait, what?

Hold-up on the criticism folks.  Three important statements today from the DOJ, FBI and OIG indicate there have been ongoing investigations and reviews of conduct within the upper tiers of leadership within the Department of Justice and the FBI.

Given the nature of the leaked IG investigation to the Washington Post and New York times; surrounding apex investigator and deputy head of counterintelligence at the FBI Peter Strzok; and accepting the direct approach of President Trump in his tweets toward that revelation; and adding the layer of Intel Chairman Devin Nunes threatening to file ‘contempt of congress charges‘; there is every indication something is about to break – very soon.

 

“[The allegations] if proven to be true, would raise serious questions of public trust. I look forward to receiving the Inspector General’s report. We will ensure that anyone who works on any investigation in the Department of Justice does so objectively and free from bias or favoritism.”

“My job is to restore confidence in the Department of Justice in all aspects of our work and I intend to do so. As such, I have directed that the FBI Director review the information available on this and other matters and promptly make any necessary changes to his management and investigative teams consistent with the highest professional standards.”

~ Attorney General Jeff Sessions

“When the FBI first learned of the allegations, the employees involved were immediately reassigned, consistent with practices involving employee matters.”

~ FBI Spokesperson

Here’s the critical OIG statement:

“The January 2017 statement issued by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announcing its review of allegations regarding various actions of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in advance of the 2016 election stated that the OIG review would, among other things, consider whether certain underlying investigative decisions were based on improper considerations and that we also would include issues that might arise during the course of the review.

The OIG has been reviewing allegations involving communications between certain individuals, and will report its findings regarding those allegations promptly upon completion of the review of them.”

~ Justice Department Office of the Inspector General

What the OIG statement is saying is that for 11 months the Dept of Justice OIG office has been investigating the politicization within the DOJ and FBI and deciding if the actions, or lack of action, was driven by the political ideology of the participants therein.

I was not aware this investigation was taking place, were you?

Apparently the DOJ-OIG is close to “reporting its findings.

It would be prudent to withhold negative opinion of AG Sessions and FBI Director Wray until we can see the outcome of the Inspector General findings – which will, given the duration of the investigation, likely be a very lengthy and extensive report.

All of a sudden the recent FBI leaks to the Washington Post and New York Times make more sense.  All of the embedded political agents within the DOJ and FBI are quite possibly about to be exposed.  This would explains a lot of the current activity and visible angst from within the participants of the professional administrative state.

This year-long OIG investigation could possibly explain a great deal of the current headlines on all sides of the DC spectrum.  The black hats are on the cusp of being exposed

Smoke em’ if you got em’… this is about to get REALLY INTERESTING.

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Video: Judicial Watch - Shining a Spotlight on Special Counsel Robert Mueller


In this episode of "On Watch," JW Director of Investigations & Research Chris Farrell delves into Special Counsel Robert Mueller's record in law enforcement.

Mueller has a particularly checkered past, including mishandling an the investigation into Bin Laden's associates and the anthrax attacks occurring after 9/11, sanitizing FBI counter-terrorism training materials for political correctness, the Boston Marathon bombing perpetrators, and the Uranium One scandal.

 

 
 
 
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Video: Judge Napolitano: Mueller 'Putting the Squeeze' on Flynn, Manafort to Get to Trump


Editor's Note: "Is Mueller Playing Dirty?" Duh, ya think? The amazing thing is Judge Nap confirms they are not supposed to be doing any of this. If you or I did it we'd be prosecuted. But if it's the gubermint, it's business as usual. It's how federal prosecutors operate . . . SICKENING!
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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn reportedly is concerned about his son’s potential legal exposure in the ongoing investigation into Russia’s ties to the 2016 election.

Michael Flynn Jr. served as his father's chief of staff and top aide. He was actively involved in his father's consulting and lobbying work at their firm, Flynn Intel Group, including joining his father on a trip to Moscow in December 2015.

This comes after reports that Justice Department prosecutors are trying to secure a plea deal with Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law, Jeffrey Yohai, in an investigation into potentially shady real estate dealings

Judge Andrew Napolitano said Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using the standard tactics of federal prosecutors and "putting the squeeze" on subjects to get information in his Russia probe.

 

 
 
 
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