The foundation of Robert Mueller’s rigged witch hunt against Donald Trump is collapsing.
The special counsel set out to prove the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government to rig the 2016 election.
But this lawsuit just exposed the fact that Mueller was telling one massive lie.
A central tenant Robert Mueller’s accusation that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians is that WikiLeaks – which published emails obtained from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta – is actually a front for Russian intelligence.
To date, Mueller offered no proof to back up this claim, but the fake news media accepts it as fact.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied working with Russian intelligence and claimed his source for the emails obtained from the DNC was from inside the organization.
But that did not stop the Democratic National Committee from filing suit against WikiLeaks, the Trump campaign and the Russian Federation alleging a massive international conspiracy to rig the 2016 election.
WikiLeaks responded to the lawsuit with a blistering argument dismantling the Democrats’ claims.
First, they argued that WikiLeaks was a media company and news outlets often publishing information obtained from questionable methods.
They noted that both the New York Times and Rachel Maddow published President Trump’s 1995 and 2005 tax returns that were illegally obtained.
“Also, “[i]t is extremely common for media outlets to publish or report on materials that are stolen, hacked, or otherwise obtained in violation of the law.” For example, “[i]n October 11 2016 – one month before the election – someone mailed a copy of Donald Trump’s 1995 tax returns to the New York Times, which published parts of it even though it is illegal to disclose someone’s tax returns without the taxpayer’s permission; in March 2017, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow did the same thing with Trump’s 2005 tax returns.” Id. Likewise, “[i]n April, 2016, the Washington Post obtained and published a confidential internal memo from the Trump campaign. Media outlets constantly publish private companies’ internal documents. . . . BuzzFeed obtained and published a secret Facebook memo outlining the company’s internal business strategies, the contents of which were covered by most major media outlets,” WikiLeaks lawyers wrote.
Second, WikiLeaks lawyers stated that the DNC’s lawsuit’s claim that the anti-secrecy group violated RICO statutes was nonsense because the statues in question require an entity to know what they are publishing directly benefits a foreign government.
The DNC failed to provide any evidence that WikiLeaks was connected to the Russian government.
“Yet the FAC fails entirely to allege that WikiLeaks possessed any knowledge or intent that any such conduct would “benefit any foreign government, foreign instrumentality, or foreign agent[.]” In fact, the FAC alleges that WikiLeaks’s purpose, purportedly in common with the other defendants, was “to bolster Trump’s campaign for president, to injure the DNC, and to harm the Democratic party’s chances for success in the 2016 presidential election,” their motion to dismiss argued.
Mueller’s case hinges on the thin reed that WikiLeaks coordinated with the Russian government on obtaining the hacked emails.
The special counsel’s theory of the case is that Trump associates worked through WikiLeaks – and by extension the Russian government – on the release of those hacked emails.
Mueller’s “say so” that WikiLeaks is a front for Russia may be good enough for the fake news media.
But it won’t stand up in a court of law.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.