[Swiftwater Gazette] Mueller may not be very interested in justice
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Thu Oct 19 18:24:37 EDT 2017
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Judgingby Mueller's staffing choices, he may not be very interested in justice BySidney Powell Thinkback to April 1, 1940, and a world awash in turmoil, hate and fear. ReveredAttorney General Robert H. Jackson assembled the United States attorneys. Inremarksenshrined in the hearts of all good prosecutors, he said, “thecitizen's safety lies in the prosecutor who tempers zeal with human kindness,who seeks truth and not victims, who serves the law and not factional purposes,and who approaches his task with humility.” http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/356253-judging-by-muellers-staffing-choices-he-may-not-be-very-interested-in Muchhas been written about the prosecutorial prowess of Robert Mueller’s teamassembled to investigate allegations of Russia’s involvement in the Trump campaign. Little has been said of the danger of prosecutorial overreach and thetrue history of Mueller’s lead prosecutor. Whatwas supposed to have been a search for Russia’s cyberspace intrusions into ourelectoral politics has morphed into a malevolent mission targeting friends,family and colleagues of the president. The Mueller investigation has become anall-out assault to find crimes to pin on them — and it won’t matter if thereare no crimes to be found. This team can make some. ManyAmericans despise President Trump and anyone associated with him. Yet turningour system of justice into a political weapon is a danger we must guardagainst. Thinkback to April 1, 1940, and a world awash in turmoil, hate and fear. ReveredAttorney General Robert H. Jackson assembled the United States attorneys. Inremarks enshrined in the hearts of all good prosecutors, he said, “thecitizen's safety lies in the prosecutor who tempers zeal with human kindness, who seeks truth and not victims, who serves the law and not factional purposes,and who approaches his task with humility.” YetMueller tapped a different sort of prosecutor to lead his investigation — hislong-time friend and former counsel, Andrew Weissmann. He is not just a “tough” prosecutor. Time after time, courts have reversed Weissmann’s most touted“victories” for his tactics. This is hardly the stuff of a hero in the law. AttorneyGeneral Jackson foretold: “Therein is the most dangerous power of theprosecutor: that he will pick people that he thinks he should get, rather than pick cases that need to be prosecuted.” Weall lose from Weissmann’s involvement. First, the truth plays no role inWeissmann’s quest. Second, respect for the rule of law, simple decency andfollowing the facts do not appear in Weissmann’s playbook. Third, and mostimportant, all Americans lose whenever our judicial system becomes a weapon toreward political friends and punish political foes. Itis long past the due date for Mueller to clean up his team — or Weissmann toresign. ----// ---- SidneyPowell was a federal prosecutor in three districts under nine U.S. attorneysfrom both political parties, then in private practice for more than 20 years.She is a past president of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit andof the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. A veteran of 500 federal appeals,she published "Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department ofJustice."https://www.amazon.com/Licensed-Lie-Exposing-Corruption-Department/dp/1612541496
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