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All the President’s Men: Flynn & Stone “Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free-Card”

I know that the President isn’t the Monopoly Man, but his dealing out “Get-Out-Jail-Free-Card” like him in real life. There is no indication that rule of law matters, neither is the ideal of everyone is equal before the law. The United States of America is a broken, failure of a state. Where voting purge, where police brutality and identity politics are ordinary features.

This compelled with the compromised Department of Justice. Which is a weaponized tool of the White House. Instead of being an independent organization respecting and enforcing the codes of law. That is dream and not the reality in Trump’s America.

That is why the Department of Justice and Attorney General William Barr is willing to trade all honesty, all equal treatment and enforcing it accordingly to protocol. We are seeing that…

That train has left and there is apparently no return of it in sight. The President and his Attorney General is blatant in disregard to the rule of law and enforcing towards their own. This being people who has pleaded guilty, been unregistered foreign agents and so fourth. They are apparently allowed to solicit information during campaigns with foreign actors, which they later lied about meeting. It doesn’t matter where it is from, but the conspiracy to do so for the benefit of a candidate. Should be a thing that is illegal and treated that way. However, since these people did it for the current day President. They can get off the hook.

This is okay, that they are conspiring with foreign powers and using that information to beat their opposition. As later investigation see they are lying to congress and to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). If a random bloke from any Ville or Port would do this. Then they would linger in jail like Reality Winner and other leakers. Whistleblowers are prosecuted and arraigned in court.

Stone is getting a pleasant amount of time behind bars for his relationship with the President. The same can be said about Flynn. We can rest assure that the other ones whose associated with the President will get help or a get out of jail free-card. Maybe not Michael Cohen, his former personal lawyer, but expect others to suddenly get out of the penitentiary like Paul Manafort.

The Republican’s can lie to themselves. They can cheat themselves and claim to be the party of rule of law. However, its hard to sell: when you give people who conspired against the state freedom. That is basic … very simple to understand and should be common sense. This is giving immunity to people by giving grace, freedom and extended liberty to the ones who is connected to the President. They can steal, graft and conspire against the state. This they can do for the simple reason: They are buddies and friends of the President.

This are the legal precedence of the United States. The US can never tell dictators that they cannot shield their graft or their criminal friends. For the same reason as the US is now shielding the friends of the President. The US is now allowing illegal activity being done by associates of the President. They got a special number at the Department of Justice. The Trump Administration is directing the Department to them favours. That is really the sickening state of the US.

This is what tyrants and dictators do. They are allowing associates eat, rule with impunity and get away with it. That’s for the same as the associates of Trump. If you know, now you know. The ones showing loyalty to the President. Can get a better treatment and less of stint in jail. That is how corrupt the President is and to what extent he goes. He makes dictators proud for his actions. Since he acts just like they would. However, if they did the same. The US would condemn and even sanction them. Nevertheless, the US will not get any retorts for acting like this. Peace.

Opinion: Stone’s special treatment revealed

Today’s statement by Assistant United States Attorney Aaron S. J. Zelinsky to the House Judiciary Committee was very telling. This was a powerful statement and a needed one. Not that its shocking that an associate of the President would get special treatment. Especially, when we are discussing the hack, the lackey and buddy of the President, Roger Stone. We saw how it went down in Court, but now one of the men writing the sentencing memo. Aaron explains how it happened and he exposed what they did to change the memo.

The President and team is busy obstructing justice, ensuring safe-guard to their men and stopping prosecution of people associated with the President. As that is happening, there are on-going investigations. The House of Representatives are looking into the lenient treatment of Trump associate, campaign aide and Nixonian relic Stone.

What was striking in the statement today was this: “What I heard – repeatedly – was that Roger Stone was being treated differently from any other defendant because of his relationship to the President” (Zelinsky, 23.06.2020).

That says everything, that if your associated or a buddy of the President then you have an advantage. You can break the law, you can do things that are illegal, but you deserve better treatment, because of your association. That is direct corrupt behaviour, not equal justice under the law, but dependent on the relations you have to the Head of State. That is worthy of a Banana Republic, of a tin-pot dictator and well-equipped tyrant.

Zelinsky continued: “I was also told that the acting U.S. Attorney was giving Stone such unprecedentedly favorable treatment because he was “afraid of the President.” (Zelinsky, 23.06.2020). A civil servant, an attorney should work independent from the President, as the attorney should work in accordance with the law and the legal precedence within any given case. It shouldn’t be on merit of the person involved nor the relations the accused has with the head of state. That is just absurd. However, that is how the United States has sunk during the Trump Presidency.

What really proves the outrageous behaviour of the Trump Presidency pressure on the Stone case is this, as the Attorneys first made a memo for sentencing and later someone revised to be favourably to the crony of the President. Just take a look:

Next, the government calculated that Stone received three (3) additional levels because he successfully blocked HPSCI from ever learning about Corsi, his messages and Stone’s many contacts with the Trump Campaign. Stone received an additional two (2) levels for lying to the judge under oath regarding the photo of her with the crosshairs. Two (2) more levels were added because Stone’s efforts to obstruct were extensive in scope. And eight (8) levels were added because Stone threatened to cause physical injury or property damage in order to obstruct justice – the threats to harm Credico. Taken together, these enhancements resulted in a total offense level of 29 points. Since Stone was a first time offender, this corresponded to a Guidelines range of 87-108 months” (Zelinsky, 23.06.2020).

That evening, the Department filed a new memorandum seeking a substantially lower sentence for Stone. No line AUSA signed the filing—which is also something that is virtually unprecedented. The new filing stated that the first memo did not “accurately reflect” the views of the Department of Justice. This new memo muddled the analysis of the appropriate Guidelines range in ways that were contrary to the record and in conflict with Department policy” (Zelinsky, 23.06.2020).

We can see here how things goes and how it benefited the cronies. How it simply rigged the sentencing memo and changed the amount of time for the same crime. They did this deliberately and with full knowledge of why they did it. It was all to serve a man of the President and give him less of time. Even with the DoJ and the AUSA had given a specific amount of time for the acts conducted by Stone.

This proves to what extent the President goes to shield his men and allies. When he does this to Stone and in such a public display. What does he do behind closed doors and in secret? That is what is worrying, as he has had over three years in office and continues to obstruct justice without any consideration with the rule of law. The only thing that matters is himself and his allies. The rest can suffer. Peace.

Opinion: Roger Stone reminds us that power corrupts

We are learning by the minute for all the four resigned government prosecutors and the ones whose working with Attorney General William Barr are all corruptible to give a lenient charge to a friend of the President, Roger Stone. That is what we are learning.

We are not learning the value of rule of law or justice, neither that the Courts or the Department of Justice is independent from the White House. No, they are entangled and co-operating as a joint force for their friends and partners. Therefore, the enemies of the White House might be targeted, while friends will walk-off easy. Even if the friends have worked against the law, conspired to breach of public trust and not obligated their role as a person who should have been labelled a foreign agent for instance.

As long as that person works for the Trump Organization or the White House. That doesn’t matter, AG Barr got your back and so does Trump. They don’t care if they are involving foreign powers to leak internal documents from the campaign of another presidential candidate. If they are conspiring to tarnish another candidates opportunities and family relations. That doesn’t matter, as long as they are working for the grander cause, which just happens to be the Trump’s own winning.

That is the reality of it all. That is the truth in this moment. Roger Stone, the man who was connected with WikiLeaks, who talked with central people in the Trump Campaign and who knew more than what he told the authorities. The man who obstructed justice and who intimidated witnesses for the Special Counsel Robert Mueller. That man is getting lenient jail time, because his a loyal man to Trump.

AG Barr is doing what Jeff Sessions couldn’t do. He recused himself and gave way, so the Deputy AG had to do something. Both of them are gone now. Others has resigned or been sacked by this Presidency. So, only the loyalists are there, the ones not caring about rule of law or justice. Just the ones loyal to the President and his cause. The cause which is to please the President by any means and use the office to enlarge his rule.

Roger Stone is a hack, but his Trump’s own personal hack. His the Nixonian  character in the chambers of the President’s men. A man who will use all means to further both himself politically, but also the President. That is the sort of man Stone is, this is why he was useful and been a part of Trump’s Presidency.

Now his facing time, 4 prosecutors have resigned because of Stone and the DOJ’s actions. They are not caring about the implications, but moving along. These men doesn’t value the Constitution and neither the law. Only blind submission to one man. That is what it has gone down too. The statutes, the legislation or anything is far-sided. What matters is the will of Trump.

So, now this is what America is and how it operates. There is nothing to learn here, just another tin-pot dictator in the flesh. No difference between the acts of Trump and other half-baked President’s for life. Using the office to help friends and allies, while letting their enemies burn. That is what this man does and its evident.

We can just point at the Penguin aka Roger Stone. His the proof. Peace.

USA: Rep. Cummings, Rep. Nadler and Rep. Thompson letter to Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan (25.04.2019)

Opinion: Sorry, but not sorry for the resignation of DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen!

That Department for Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen has now resigning and still it isn’t good news. It is just someone who has offered her greed for being in power, by defending someone indefensible. That is who she is and how she will be remembered.

This former DHS Secretary will be remembered for the way the she handled the Zero Tolerance Policy. The way she has defended the policy of separating children from the parents on the border. The way the state has built camps for kids and let them even lose their lives there. If not traumatise the kids and even cage them in. Depending on which private firm the state had given contracts to do this for ICE and the DHS.

Therefore, I am not felling sorry for Nielsen. She has written herself into the Zero Tolerance Policy History and will be remembered for the two years of tears, pain and sorrow, she has helped push on innocent people crossing the border. Which shouldn’t be done in this and treating the people like they are illegal. There are procedures and laws to enforce this, there always has been for sovereign republic.

However, making them criminal by passing over the border is totally outlandish. Instead of ensuring they are following the codes and the justice for everyone. Not everyone passing over the border would have the right or opportunity to get visa to stay. Nevertheless, the state shouldn’t act upon them this way. It is injustice to the innocent children and tormenting the parents for trying to find a better life or even trying to live the “American Dream”.

Like D’Angelo Gore reported in June 2018: “DHS told us the “zero-tolerance” policy went into effect on May 5, and between May 5 and June 9, there had been 2,342 children separated from their parents. Contrary to what Nielsen claimed, other administration officials have acknowledged a change in policy to serve as a deterrent to illegal immigration” (Gore – ‘Nielsen’s Rhetoric on Family Separations’ 20.06.2018, FactCheck.Org).

The Texas Observer reported this also in June 2018: “In a letter sent last week, 19 special agents in charge at ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations unit said that ICE’s controversial detention and deportation policies have made it hard for them to conduct investigations into threats to national security, organized crime, narcotics smuggling and human trafficking. “HSI’s investigations have been perceived as targeting undocumented aliens, instead of the transnational criminal organizations that facilitate cross border crimes impacting our communities and national security,” the special agents in charge wrote in the previously unreported letter. They also wrote that “the perception of HSI’s investigative independence is unnecessarily impacted by the political nature” of ICE’s immigration enforcement. “Many jurisdictions continue to refuse to work with HSI because of a perceived linkage to the politics of civil immigration.”” (Jason Bunch – ‘ICE Criminal Investigators Ask to Be Distanced from Detentions, Deportations in Letter to Kirstjen Nielsen’ 27.06.2018, Texas Observer).

We can see what her work did. She tried to defend and even downplay the narrative, as the innocent civilian migration, the asylum seekers was taken into custody and the kids separated by the authorities. This even made it worse for the same authorities to investigate or follow the illegal crime of drugs. Which has been part of the issue, this Trump Administration has used as a pawn in the Zero Tolerance Policy. Even making it worse to investigate that, because of the horrific tactic of separating families on the border.

She is despicable, she is part of the paradigm that brought the “Shameful Era” back in the United States. Together with Stephen Miller, Sebastian Gorka, Stephen Bannon, Jeff Sessions and the list goes on.

Now, she will not be the DHS Secretary anymore, however, she will always be remembered for caging in kids. For saying to the world that no kids died in the detention camps, when it did. She defended the evil of men. Kristjen stood by this and worked hard to downplay the results of the acts of the Zero Tolerance Policy on the Southern Border.

We can clearly see and remember what she did. Her legacy is sealed by her actions. The words done in defending something no-one should defend. Nielsen has done this to herself. The acts and words are defining her time in Office.

I don’t feel sorry for her, she made the cake and has to eat it. The ones defending her doesn’t care about violations against humanity. They don’t care about the innocent who was violated and taken into custody, because of her enforcement of the Zero Tolerance Policy. That is what will stain her name and her memory. Peace.

USA: DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resignation letter to President Trump (07.04.2019)

DHS -“Family Separation Memo” Subject: Increasing Prosecution of Immigration Violations (22.04.2018)

DHS: DACA Memorandum from Secretary Kristjen M. Nielsen (22.06.2018)

USA: FBI Internal Communications after James Comey Sacking (May 09, 2017)

USA: Attorney General Sessions Memo – “Subject: Prohibition on Improper Guidance Documents” (16.11.2017)

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