“Trump” created an obstruction case while Mueller worked to clear “the president”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Trump, personally, was always innocent of colluding with the Russian and Soviet foreign agents and influencers who’d infiltrated his 2016 campaign for President of the United States of America.  He didn’t know all the people who were volunteering or sent to join his team or their motivations. 

Had Trump left Special Counsel Robert Mueller alone to do the job he’d been assigned by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and kept his mouth shut, the results of the investigation show he would have eventually been cleared of “Russian collusion.”  Mueller would have delivered his conclusions to Rosenstein and reported on the less-than-secure way U.S. elections are conducted.  He would have concluded as he did that the Russian military interfered in our elections without Trump’s collusion.  That would have been it. 

Trump could have then, and only at the end, uttered his two famous words.  “No collusion.”  He could have kept it moving.  Boo Boo the Fool could see the conclusions based on the information coming from Mueller’s indictments and charges.  Trump couldn’t see anything other than the “president” was being set up.

Put in mob boss terms that Donald Trump can understand, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller was the president’s “hit man.” Trump didn’t know Mueller was looking out for him.

By running his mouth and sharing his self-protecting and obstructive thoughts all over Twitter, Trump kept Mueller’s investigation, himself, in the forefront of the nation’s thoughts and in the wrong way.  Instead of focusing on the “job” or “office” of president Mueller’s report shows he was protecting, Trump attacked and sought to “obstruct” the one person who was on his side.   He didn’t understand the “process.” 

At all times throughout the investigation Trump even acknowledged that Mueller was “his” special prosecutor to hire and fire.  Trump’s short-sightedness could not let him see that Mueller was objectively identifying for Trump the names and deeds of the individuals who’d used him for their own nefarious purposes.  In mob boss language Trump might understand Mueller was the ultimate “confidante” and “presidential hit man.”

Mueller put “hits” on 34 of Trump’s deceivers.  He laid out for him in plain English how Putin tried to infiltrate and use the Russian “military” to influence the 2016 election and not necessarily his campaign in particular.

He dramatically exposed his own attorney, Michael Cohen.  The FBI raid on Cohen’s office in the Manhattan space he was given by Squire, Patton & Boggs should have seen by Trump as a “gift” since it revealed his trusted attorney should not have been trusted since he’d been recording him for years.  

The law firm Mueller delivered to Trump that attorney Frederick Nance led as global managing partner was at the center of numerous “unregistered agent” deals for Putin from its Moscow office.  Trump took Mueller’s gift without gratitude.  He still, mistakenly, thought the “presidential clean-up man” was out to get him. He couldn’t see the other fruits Mueller has handing him to exploit.

Mueller was even protecting “the president” by laying out how Trump shouldn’t trust his “clueless” son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who was being worked back channel by Putin through Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Salman.  He thought Mueller and the FBI were out to get his daughter’s “baby daddy” and father of three grandchildren.  It’s the type of conflict other presidents avoided by keeping their family out of the White House.

The special counsel played the faithful “presidential servant” as he sought to deliver Trump the most personal information in the least unsettling manner as possible; and he was obstructed all along the way.  Trump thought he was going in another direction.  He thought “he” was being investigated because he allowed news reports to dominate his thinking instead of the “internal reports” he received from the White House staff.  He let Putin “play” him with their “secret” conversations.

Of course the news and ongoing media analysis was fake.  The public already knew.  Mueller did, too.  It’s why he kept quiet.  Trump should have been quiet, too. 

Trump fed his own self-created drama for the last two years and killed any praise he should now be enjoying for his administration’s real achievements.  Imagine two years of silence about Mueller’s investigation instead of two years of daily and distracting headlines fueled by Trump’s own 240 character tweets.

Instead of accepting Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s warnings that his clueless son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was exposing himself, Ivana and the family along with the nation to external security threats, Trump didn’t let “his” special prosecutor protect him. Trump failed to comprehend that Mueller’s investigation and perspective was to protect the “office” of the president by investigating those who were out to harm it.

The same is true for the entire Russian investigation.  Trump should have simply told “the American people” he knew or met Putin and wanted to do business with him.  Once he started lying and going back and forth about what federal law enforcement agents “knew” was a relationship between them, Trump created the need for his own special investigation. 

He may have thought his political statements about Russia created a “welcome mat” one way.  What his statements did create was a welcome mat to his campaign doorsteps for the nation’s unregistered foreign agents and the special counsel investigator who would ultimately track them down.

Trump’s own lifestyle created federal law enforcement concern that he was compromised because of his sexual interests with known prostitutes like Stormy Daniels.   His sexual tastes by his own “grab ’em by the pussy” admission were bizarre and beyond the norm of the average man.  He created the reality when he told Billy Bush about an attempt to turn a man’s wife into a whore with an offer to buy her furniture for sex.

Special counsel Robert Mueller led the FBI to raid the Manhattan offices of Squire, Patton Boggs overseen by global managing partner Frederick Nance after the law firm cut a deal with Trumps “personal attorney.” The raid gave Trump his most prized deceiver, but he didn’t understand how Robert Mueller was helping him.

It was inevitable that FBI and U.S. Department of State officials who have duties to monitor the telephone conversations and internet communications of foreign agents operating on our soil would intercept those involving Trump’s campaign while it was being infiltrated without his knowledge.   Their ears would have been privy to the conversations agents of foreign governments were having about what their agents knew of Trump’s sexual deviance.

The FBI under J. Edgar Hoover used the sexual interests of his investigative subjects against President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Robert, with actress Marilyn Monroe. The same with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr and claims that he was bi-sexual. 

Comey as the FBI’s director would understand the mindset of Putin as the former KGB’s director.  Nothing is more valuable than an “asset” who is a compromised high level government official.  A Russian or Soviet-compromised “POTUS” is the espionage crown jewel.

Whether he knew or didn’t know his campaign was being infiltrated, federal officials from both agencies had duties to protect the nation’s security interests from foreign agents and from Trump if he was an “asset” of the Russian Federation and Putin.  Mueller cleared Trump and the president of committing treason.  It saved his life.

Former FBI Director James Comey understood just like J. Edgar Hoover that agents could exploit the sexual deviance of espionage targets. U.S. intelligence officials had to know the information agents from foreign governments had stockpiled about Donald Trump; and known he was vulnerable to being exploited by it. He created a war with the very intelligence operatives whose job was to protect “the presidency” and thereby the “individual” performing the duties of the “office.”

It was Mueller’s job as Trump’s special prosecutor to also protect the president.  He did.  Trump didn’t understand.  It’s why Mueller had to go public and explain that “Trump” did misuse the “office” of “the president” to obstruct the “special counsel’s president protecting” investigation.  He tried to take out his “hit man.”

Mueller explained to “the American people” in his message to Trump, U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Congress that at all times he had “the president’s back” until “Donald Trump” tried to stop him. 

Mueller told Americans how it was never his thinking that a sitting president could be indicted; just the others around him doing wrong.  It was the job of the wrongdoers around “Trump” to advise the individual holding the “office” of the “president” to do right.   Mueller convincingly exposed to Trump how they were not.

Because he took a job that required Trump to swear to uphold the U.S. Constitution, U.S. Code and federal regulations he never took the time to master, he couldn’t see Mueller in his “official capacity” as “special counsel” in the right light of being the “office” of the president’s saviour.   

When Trump is impeached Mueller’s words should remind him he’s his own worst enemy. 

 

 

Eric Jonathan Brewer

Cleveland's most influential journalist and East Cleveland's most successful mayor is an East Saint Louis, Illinois native whose father led the city's petition drive in 1969 to elect the first black mayor in 1971. Eric is an old-school investigative reporter whose 40-year body of editorial work has been demonstrably effective. No local journalist is feared or respected more.

Trained in newspaper publishing by the legendary Call & Post Publisher William Otis Walker in 1978 when it was the nation's 5th largest Black-owned publication, Eric has published and edited 13 local, regional and statewide publications across Ohio. Adding to his publishing and reporting resume is Eric's career in government. Eric served as the city's highest paid part-time Special Assistant to ex-Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White. He served as Chief of Staff to ex-East Cleveland Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor; and Chief of Communications to the late George James in his capacity as the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's first Black executive director. Eric was appointed to serve as a member of the state's Financial Planning & Supervision Commission to guide the East Cleveland school district out of fiscal emergency and $20 million deficit. Former U.S. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson told Eric in his D.C. office he was the only mayor in the nation simultaneously-managing a municipal block grant program. Eric wrote the city's $2.2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant application. A HUD Inspector General audit of his management of the block grant program resulted in "zero" audit findings.

As a newspaper publisher, Eric has used his insider's detailed knowledge of government and his publications to lead the FBI and state prosecutors to investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions of well-known elected officials in Ohio; and have helped realign Cleveland's political landscape with the defeat of candidates and issues he's exposed. Eric's stories led to the indictments of the late Governor George Voinovich's brother, Paul Voinovich of the V Group, and four associates. He asked the FBI to investigate the mayor he'd served as chief of staff for public corruption; and testified in three federal trials for the prosecution. He forced former Cuyahoga County Coroner Dr. Elizabeth Balraj to admit her investigations of police killings were fraudulent; and to issue notices to local police that her investigators would control police killing investigations. Eric's current work has resulted in Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo accepting the criminal complaint he guided an activist to file against 24 civil rights-violating police officers in the city he once led for operating without valid peace officer credentials. USA Today reporters picked up on Eric's police credentials reporting from his social media page and made it national.

Eric is the author of of his first book, "Fight Police License Plate Spying," which examines the FBI and local police misuse of the National Crime Information Center criminal records history database. An accomplished trumpet player and singer whose friendship with Duke Fakir of the Four Tops resulted in his singing the show's closing song, "Can't Help Myself": Curtis Sliwa of New York's Guardian Angels counts Eric among his founding chapter leaders from the early 1980's role as an Ohio organizer of over 300 volunteer crime fighters in Cleveland, Columbus and Youngstown, Ohio. For his work as a young man Eric was recognized by Cleveland's Urban League as it's 1983 Young Man of the Year.

Known in Cleveland for his encyclopedic knowledge of government and history, and intimately-connected with the region's players, every local major media outlet in Cleveland has picked up on one of Eric's stories since 1979. There is no mainstream newspaper, television or radio outlet in Cleveland that does not include an interview with Eric Jonathan Brewer in its archives over the past 40 years.

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