Borscht (or, Three Deep State Sectors now in Conflict)

Charlie Finch, for Respvblica Mueller’s indictments of the Progozhin operation in St. Petersburg, Russia, across the sea, beg a lot of questions about this RED HERRING, so here goes . . . Did Glenn Simpson’s Fusion GPS provide the material to Mueller, backstabbing its erstwhile Russian partner, in order to preserve the “bona fides” of…

WHAT IS THE DEEP STATE?

Charlie Finch The recent release of the Nunes memo charging the US intelligence community with malfeasance in using the false and notorious Steele Dossier to obtain FISA warrants on Trump flunky Carter Page has raised some curious responses: conservative Bret Stephens at The New York Times calls the memo a “nothingburger.” Conversely, Judge Andrew Napolitano…

THE ENDGAME   

I advised the Trump War Room to use the government shut down as a cover to shut down Sponge Bob Mueller and his team. Here’s how they should have: Speaker Paul Ryan’s courageous decision to force Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to give FBI files in the phony Russia probe to the House Intelligence Committee has…

MUELLER’S GAMBIT

Trump supporters should not get too smug about the Very Special Counsel, because Bob Mueller has already shifted gears from Russia, to harassment, to following the money. Mike Flynn is singing like a bird about Jared Kushner’s financial dealings and potential perjuries during last year’s transition. Mueller’s goal, backed up by his deputy Andrew Weissman’s…

Why Did Flynn Lie and Why Did Mueller Charge Him with Lying?

Alan M. Dershowitz The charge to which retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty may tell us a great deal about the Robert Mueller investigation. The first question is, why did Flynn lie? People who lie to the FBI generally do so because, if they told the truth, they would be admitting to a…

Saving President Trump

Special to Respvblica, by Charlie Finch The news that Bob Mueller has turned General Michael Flynn, by threatening jail for the General’s son, in order to get Flynn to turn President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner against the President is the first dagger at the heart of a Trump impeachment. The backwards logic, so characteristic of…

THE MANAFORT MYSTERIES

Charlie Finch Word has arrived that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has decided to take Paul Manafort tor trial next May, far quicker turnaround than, say, a terrorist who kills people at Ground Zero or El Chapo would expect. Presumably, Muellerzs attack dog David Weissman, famous for his  legal entanglements with Enron and Sammy Gravano, has…