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Rowley Scrutinizes Mueller’s Statement


PJppppCOLEEN 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.

She said today: “While Mueller’s comment that it would not be right to accuse a sitting president with a crime when that crime could not be prosecuted in court (due to a DOJ [Department of Justice] policy memo) may be good as far as it specifically goes, his reliance on that prior DOJ memo for his punting decision-making on whether or not to charge Trump with obstruction raises more questions than it answers. Maybe that’s why he would not answer any questions. Beyond the DOJ memo, there are a number of premises upon which any obstruction charge, even if hypothetical, would have to be based in this case, including:

1) the sufficiency of evidence of the only crimes allegedly being obstructed, those described in Mueller’s earlier indictments of Russians;

2) the totally missing context that many, if not most, nations (but especially the U.S.), have long engaged in (LeCarre novel-type) spy activities targeting each other, which now encompass hacking and cyber ‘meddling’ without legal ramifications since this area lacks international legal consensus…

“And don’t forget that Mueller has shown himself to be a tool of the (illegal) wars of aggression establishment including when he testified about Saddam’s (non-existent) WMD and ties to Al Qaeda.” See video of then-FBI Director Mueller testifying before Congress in February 2003: “As [then CIA] Director Tenet has pointed out, [then] Secretary Powell presented evidence last week that Baghdad has failed to disarm its weapons of mass destruction, willfully attempting to evade and deceive the international community. Our particular concern is that Saddam Hussein may supply terrorists with biological, chemical or radiological material.”

Rowley appeared on an Institute for Public Accuracy news in 2017: “9/11 Whistleblower Rowley on Mueller’s History of ‘Cover-up.’” Also see her 2017 piece “Comey and Mueller: Russiagate’s Mythical Heroes.”