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Rowley on Ruling Against Mueller’s Anti-Russian Charges


Attorneys Eric Dubelier, right, and Katherine Seikaly, left, representing Concord Management and Consulting LLC, walk out of federal court in Washington on May 9, 2018, after pleading not guilty on behalf of the company, which has been charged as part of a conspiracy to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

COLEEN ROWLEY, rowleyclan at, @ColeenRowley
Rowley, a retired FBI special agent and division legal counsel whose May 2002 memo to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller exposed some of the FBI’s pre-9/11 failures, was named one of TIME magazine’s “Persons of the Year” in 2002.

In 2017, she warned of people putting their trust in “Russia-gate’s Mythical ‘Heroes’” — former FBI Directors Robert Mueller and James Comey.

She stresses now that most major media are ignoring a judge’s ruling against Mueller from earlier this month regarding his allegations of Russian election interference. See from Courthouse News Service “Judge Sides With Indicted Russian Firm on Mueller Report’s Harm.” Judge Dabney L. Friedrich ruled on July 1 that the Court “has entered an order limiting public statements about this case moving forward and cautions the government that any future violations of that order will trigger a range of potential sanctions.”

Rowley said today: “While Mueller has made clear his intention to not extrapolate beyond his report, Democrats hope pointed questions during testimony will offer new context that could deal a blow to Trump.

“Mueller was explicit that he cannot go beyond the exact words in the Report, but he actually can probably no longer do that. If he re-states his allegations against the clickbait operation the Internet Research Agency (connected to Concord Management and Consulting), being connected to the Russian government, he risks being held in criminal contempt.

“Mueller is actually under a duty to correct the false impression he and Attorney General Barr previously gave. [Barr has thanked Mueller for ‘exposing the nature of Russia’s attempts to interfere in our electoral process.’]

“This may be why Mueller asked for extra time to prepare. Unfortunately neither political party has much incentive to tear down the ‘Russiagate’ demonization narrative that serves the Pentagon and MIC [military industrial complex] plans.

“So it will be interesting to see if any Congresspersons even bring up this newly emerged fly in the ointment. The politicians may even help Mueller out by phrasing their questions where he doesn’t have to directly come out and say he has no proof that the Russians he indicted for ‘sowing discord’ in the U.S. were linked to the Kremlin.”

Rowley has appeared on several of the scores of news releases debunking and questioning various aspects of Russiagate the last several years including, recently: “Mueller and Barr’s Real History of Cover-ups,” “Rowley Scrutinizes Mueller’s Statement” and, from 2017, “9/11 Whistleblower Rowley on Mueller’s History of ‘Cover-up.’

Last week, Republican Congressman Scott Perry seemed to call Sen. Joseph McCarthy a “great senator” — saying regardless of whether “you liked his methods or not, that a great senator tried to point out the communist interference in our government.” Perry stressed that he wanted to “acknowledge and thank” Democrats for recognizing the Russian “threat and being willing to do something about it. We applaud you and we are with you.” See video.