By Robert Willmann
Now more than ever, it is obvious that the federal criminal justice system (with help from within the intelligence community) is being corruptly used to try to remove the president of the United States, who was nominated through the Republican Party to be on the general election ballot, and who after the election and confirmation by the Electoral College, was sworn into office. Roger Stone, a long-time acquaintance of Donald Trump, was arrested on criminal charges filed by "special counsel" Robert Mueller.
What matters in the 24-page indictment are pages 21-23 (page 24 has yesterday's date). The Mueller group bootstrapped Stone's appearance on 26 September 2017 before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) into seven charges: five for making false statements under the proverbial Title 18, U.S. Code, section 1001; one charge for obstructing a "proceeding", which was the HPSCI event; and one for attempting to persuade and persuading "Person 2" (probably Randy Credico) from testifying in the HPSCI event. The charge of obstructing the HPSCI (count 1) is alleged to be: testifying falsely and misleadingly at a HPSCI hearing in or around September 2017; failing to turn over and lying about the existence of responsive records to HPSCI’s requests about documents; submitting a letter to HPSCI falsely and misleadingly describing communications with Person 2; and attempting to have Person 2 testify falsely before HPSCI or prevent him from testifying. The sections of Title 18 of the U.S. Code used in the indictment are in the notes below .
It would be interesting to know when and under what circumstances the transcript of Stone's testimony to the HPSCI was given to the Mueller group. The whole thing involves who may or may not have talked to whom at Wikileaks, called "Organization 1" in the indictment–
The e-mails released by Wikileaks revealed shenanigans at and by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Stone was arrested at his Florida residence at 6:00 a.m. today by gun-toting FBI agents, with the whole thing being filmed by — surprise, surprise! — the CNN television network, which perhaps knew to be there after consulting a Ouija Board .
After appearing before a federal magistrate in Florida, Stone was released on his own recognizance by a signature bond, so he did not have to deposit any bail money or get a bail bond.
He talked outside after he was released, asserting that he will have a trial–
The case is filed in a federal district court in Washington D.C., and the presiding judge is Amy Berman Jackson, who is the judge in Paul Manafort's case that is in the D.C. federal courthouse. Cases are normally assigned to a court randomly when they are filed, and it is not known if that procedure was followed in this instance.
The prosecution filed a paper yesterday, 24 January, asking the court to seal the indictment because Stone might flee or destroy or tamper with evidence, but provided no proof to support the request. The motion was of course granted–
Stone has an apartment in New York City, and after his arrest in Florida, his New York apartment was searched.
His next court appearance is on Tuesday, 29 January, in Washington D.C. before federal magistrate Deborah Robinson for the formal presentation of the charges and his initial plea, which will certainly be "not guilty"–
The only so-called basis for the Mueller investigation is to "investigate the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election". However, when announcing an earlier indictment by Mueller of 12 Russian nationals on 13 July 2018, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in effect that there was no interference by the Russian government, shown here at 5 minutes, 43 seconds into the video: "There is no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime. There is no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result"–
If the vote count was not changed and no election result was affected, there was no interference by the Russian government in the 2016 presidential election.
Instead, a Three Card Monte type of routine was done to Gen. Michal Flynn (ret.) resulting in a charge of making a false statement; former Trump organization attorney Michael Cohen was charged with making a false statement to Congress; former campaign advisor Paul Manafort was accused of lying while debriefing to the Mueller group in violation of his plea agreement (he was in court today); former campaign advisor Roger Stone is charged with making a false statement to Congress; and so on.
But regarding the blatantly false statement by former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper before Congress about mass domestic data collection by the NSA? No problem–
[1.] 18 U.S.C. 1001, Statements or entries generally–
18 U.S.C. 1505, Obstruction of proceedings before departments, agencies, and committees–
18 U.S.C. 1512, Tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant–