Posted originally on the conservative tree house on December 3, 2021 | Sundance | 167 Comments
Interesting report from Politico (using DOJ/FBI sources), highlighting a likelihood the DOJ will release another version of the Trump-Russia report in the spring of 2022. From the description it sounds like the Andrew Weissmann version of the Mueller report.
If accurate; and there’s no reason at this point not to see this as likely; this could be considered the third leg of the 2022 election stool being constructed by the leftists who plan election strategies within the Lawfare group.
- Leg one is the J6 Committee investigation and subsequent narrative findings.
- Leg two is the DOJ investigation of audit groups, indictments and subsequent narrative.
- Leg three would be the Andrew Weissmann report, and subsequent narrative.
Politico – […] An unpublished investigative compilation sometimes referred to as the “Alternative Mueller Report” has been located in Justice Department files and could be released soon, according to a letter filed in federal court Thursday.
[…] “At least for posterity, I had all the [team] members … write up an internal report memorializing everything we found, our conclusions, and the limitations on the investigation, and provided it to the other team leaders as well as had it maintained in our files,” wrote Weissmann in “Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation.”
[…] The group Weissmann supervised in the special counsel’s office was called “Team M” after its primary target — former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. The team more directly focused on the ties between Russia and former President Donald Trump was known as “Team R.” (read more)
As we have noted for several years, and later admitted by former Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, the special counsel team led by Andrew Weissmann -using the figurehead of Robert Mueller- was in full control of the U.S. Justice Department from May of 2017 to April of 2019. Simultaneously, the Lawfare group allies outside the special counsel were collaborating with their friends in the Weissmann group.
The media, now writing about how an Andrew Weissmann version of the Mueller report will be released early next year, speaks further to the political motive operating inside the current DOJ. It appears that Main Justice, in collaboration with the FBI, will be the strategy center for the Democrat’s 2022 election effort.
Last point…. again this highlights that pesky issue all of the conservative writers and Spygate opinion authors conspicuously avoid: “How is John Durham going to reveal everything that is claimed as hopeful and possible about the 2016/2017 deep state Trump targeting operation; yet simultaneously handle the involvement of Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann and the Special Counsel team who were specifically appointed to cover it up?”
The Robert Mueller special counsel team in 2017 through 2019 were an extension of the DOJ/FBI operation against Donald Trump in 2016 and 2017.
When Andrew Weissmann and crew entered the DOJ to effectively run the Trump-Russia investigation, their purpose was to: (1) continue what was ongoing; and (2) coverup all that came before.
AG Jeff Sessions recused himself, and DAG Rod Rosenstein became the co-dependent enabler for the Weissmann crew’s needs.
During a June 2020 Senate hearing, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein openly admitted to being nothing more than the rubber stamp for every request. Rosenstein approved every request, signed every authorization and agreed to every scope expansion Andrew Weissmann put in front of him. There was nothing Rosenstein ever denied the Weissmann crew.
Team Weissmann, under the authorities of a blank-check special counsel, effectively ran Main Justice top to bottom for two years. When you accept the framework Rosenstein later admitted was in place, then you understand that anything blocked from DOJ/FBI release (see Nunes pleas) was blocked by Weissmann Inc; and everything that ever came out of the DOJ/FBI was released by Weissmann Inc. Reread that as many times as needed until it sinks in.
Why was the DOJ/FBI protecting Chris Steele source Igor Danchenko by not exposing the lies that John Durham is now making public in his indictments? The answer is clearly visible in THAT specific moment in July of 2018 when Team Weissmann wrote a letter to the FISA Court increasingly distrusting of what the court was seeing and hearing from the OIG office.
Look at how the FISA was used by the Mueller investigation to continue its weaponization throughout 2017 and even into 2018. In July of 2018, long after the source material was debunked, the special counsel office was still telling the FISA court the predication for the FISA application and subsequent renewals was valid.
Drive this point home. This is a key to understanding the scope of how weaponized the Mueller team was.
In July of 2018, the special counsel resistance group was lying to the FISA court in order to protect the cornerstone document that permitted them to weaponize the intelligence apparatus.
This letter was written July 12, 2018. It is NOT accidental that only a week later, July 21st, the special counsel released the FISA application under the guise of FOIA fulfillment.
Aside from the date, the important part of the first page is the motive for sending it. The Mueller team running the DOJ is telling the court in July 2018: based on what they know, the FISA application still contains “sufficient predication for the Court to have found probable cause” to approve the application. The resistance unit running the DOJ is defending the Carter Page FISA application as still valid.
On page #8 [Source Document Here] when discussing Christopher Steele’s sub-source, Igor Danchenko, the special counsel group notes the FBI found Danchenko to be truthful and cooperative.
This is an incredibly misleading statement to the FISA court, because what the letter doesn’t say is that 18-months earlier Danchenko, also known in the IG report as the “primary sub-source”, disavowed the content and informed the FBI that the material attributed to him in the dossier was essentially junk.
By July 2018, the DOJ clearly knew the dossier was full of fabrications, yet they withheld that information from the court and said the predicate was still valid. Why?
It doesn’t take a deep-weeds-walker to identify the DOJ motive. In July 2018, Robert Mueller’s investigation was at its apex, and the people within that investigation were in control of the DOJ. The Special Counsel wrote that 2018 letter to the FISA court to protect themselves.
This letter justifying the application and claiming that current information would still be a valid predicate therein, speaks to the 2018 DOJ needing to retain the validity of the FISA warrant. The DOJ needed to protect evidence Mueller/Weissmann had already extracted from the fraudulently obtained FISA authority. Protect the ‘fruit of the poisoned tree’, that’s the motive.
In July 2018, if the DOJ-NSD had admitted the FISA application and all renewals were fatally flawed, Robert Mueller/Andrew Weismann may have needed to withdraw any evidence gathered as a result of its exploitation. The DOJ in 2018 was protecting Mueller’s poisoned fruit.
If the DOJ had been honest with the court, there’s a strong possibility some, perhaps much, of Mueller evidence gathering would have been invalidated… and cases were pending. The solution: mislead the court, ie. lie, and claim the predication was still valid.
That’s the bigger issue….
…And John Durham has yet to touch it.