Here’s Why Former AG Whitaker Thinks Mueller Team Stunt With Roger Stone Was A “Set-Up”

(Liberty Bell) – On Thursday, Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton floated the idea that the prosecutors in the Roger Stone case who resigned after pushing for an extremely harsh sentence for Stone’s process crimes may have laid a “trap” for Attorney General Bill Barr.

A few hours later, during an appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” one-time acting AG Matthew Whitaker speculated the very same thing, elaborating on exactly what this trap may have been.

“It is very clear from [Barr’s] interview they had told him that they were going to do quite the opposite, then did exactly what he had said ‘no, let’s go another direction’ or a decision had been made, and they went another direction anyway,” Whitaker explained to host Laura Ingraham.

He continued, “This seems to be a little bit of a setup to cause this exact kerfuffle. Very much choreographed.”

Earlier that day, Barr explained in an interview to ABC News that he had expressed to prosecutors his concerns about the “excessive” nine-year sentence they had sought for Stone, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump and former campaign official who was convicted of process crimes committed during the Russia hoax investigation.

After news broke late Monday that the prosecutors went ahead with the nine-year recommendation despite Barr’s objections, he decided something must be done.

“I was very surprised,” he said to ABC News. “And once I confirmed that that’s actually what we filed, I said that night, to my staff, that we had to get ready cause we had to do something in the morning to amend that and clarify what our position was.”

Before he did anything, however, President Donald Trump issued this tweet:

This was issued before AG’s team took any formal action, sparking a firestorm from congressional Democrats and their allies in the media, so Trump and Barr were both accused of corruption.

But what else is new?

“This is an abuse of power,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared during her weekly Thursday press conference. “The president is again trying to manipulate federal law enforcement to serve his political interests.”

The House Judiciary Committee, meanwhile, revealed that Barr is now scheduled to testify before their panel in late March on several different issues, including the role he played in Stone’s sentencing.

“In the past week alone, you have taken steps that raise grave questions about your leadership of the Department of Justice. These include … the decision to overrule your career prosecutors and significantly reduce the recommended sentence for Roger Stone, who has been convicted for lying under oath, at the apparent request of the President — a decision that led to all four prosecutors handling the case to withdraw from the proceedings in protest,” the committee wrote.

Of course, this isn’t what happened, but we’re talking about a committee that recommended articles of impeachment against POTUS without any actual evidence of a crime or impeachable offense, so what do you expect?

This, as Whitaker and Fitton have pointed out, seems like awfully convenient timing.

“Bill Barr has fallen into a trap laid for him by these Mueller prosecutors. And now they’ve created another scandal for the next phase of the coup against him and Donald Trump,” Fitton said on Fox Business Network’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”

And yes–they’re already talking impeachment. Again.

But, like always, all this seems to be built on a false premise.

“Fundamentally, all of their powers [that of the prosecutors] is driven from the president and the attorney general,” Whitaker noted to FNC’s Laura Ingraham. “And if the attorney general is led to believe that we should make this recommendation and they don’t, they shouldn’t resign — they should be concerned about being removed.”

Ingraham agreed.

“This is article two,” she said, pointing to Article Two of the U.S. Constitution, where the executive branch is established. “The president is the head of the executive branch. I mean, this gets lost on a lot of people. It’s like these runaway detailees from the CIA or some other department or some prosecutor gets to run the show.”

BizPacReview notes that:

Ideally, yes, but in recent times otherwise lower-level, narcissistic “detailees” such as disgraced former U.S. National Security Council member Alexander Vindman have seemingly sought to force their personal agenda on the executive branch.

Note also that the now-withdrawn prosecutors who were the architects of Stone’s original sentence recommendation are former members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian collusion delusion probe.

“I would think the attorney general’s job is made more difficult by these Mueller holdovers that he allowed to be in place and outflank him on the Roger Stone sentencing recommendation,” Fitton had said of the prosecutors to Dobbs, of the accusation that Trump’s tweets make Barr’s job more difficult.

He was pushing back on criticism Barr had lobbed at Trump over his tweets. But according to Fitton, the real problem isn’t the president’s tweets but rather the “locus of evil” that the AG has unwittingly allowed to fester in the DOJ.

10 COMMENTS

  1. WELL, WELL PELOSI , YOUR DIRTY COP MUELLER DIDN’T DO A GOOD JOB OF TRYING TO FRAME ROGER STONE. AND IT IS FALLING APART AS YOU TRY AND DO SOME MORE LITTLE DIRTY TRICKS.

  2. The President needs to give the White House a complete scrubbing. Need to get rid of all of Obama’s holdovers and hire those that answer to him personally.

    • Trump doesn’t physically have the time to purge all of these “trouble makers for Obama”. He should appoint a well known former senator and federal prosecutor to head up a tram of “hatchet men” whose purpose is to investigate all of these democrat hold overs and let them recommend whom should be fired. Like the Vindman brothers and former ambassador to Ukraine. There is no way they are not guilty of espionage working for the bad officials in the Ukraine. I do remember Clinton fired all of the Assistant US Attorney’s left over from the Bush administration without a peep from the DNC. But when Alberto Gonzales G.W. Bush’s AG did the same thing the democRATS went ballistic and demanded he resign for doing the same thing Clinton did.

  3. One of Hussein’s first acts was to fire all holdovers from the prior admin.. I think it’s past time for Pres Trump to do the same, they’re not to be trusted advising over matters of our Sovereign Republic and it appears they have no problem undermining our duly elected President and are a part of the coup attempt.

  4. That happened when Trump was elected is go after members in a political attempt to jail any of them on any violation. Walking across the street not in the crosswalk. Parking tickets. Setup a trap. Do anything to get at Trump by going after any friend of his All part of the political attack. Resistance to the Elected President All setup Obama Adm Comey Hillary Hillary Schiff Nadler. & CIA Brennan

    • I’m surprised they have not initiated an investigation into the Presidents decision to donate his annual income to various causes. Surely the President is up to no good by contributing to people like the Veterans, right? HA HA. The lying left libtards deserve to be ousted and lose even the hope of power, they’re no good as individuals go and definitely no good for Our Sovereign Republic!

    • The FBI has a conviction rate of over 90%. That’s why they over do everything in their favor. I think every high level position hold over in the FBI and CIA should be removed. They have shown us in the last 3 plus years that they cannot be trusted.

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