Realistic Review of the Mueller Report, Pt 4, Conclusion

I am not going to copy over any more excerpts from the Mueller report. The remainder of the report which I have not quoted consists of repetition of things I have already noted, in longer form, opinions, appendices including a glossary of terms/names/abbreviations/etc and Trump’s response to questions, which even Mueller doesn’t bother to claim as evidence of wrongdoing.

So, if you really want to take issue with me not going through those things, then kindly read the entire report for yourself. It was never my goal to simply post the entire report or I would have done so.

Throughout the entire Mueller report, he repeatedly uses “media reporting” as alleged evidence of Russian hacking of the DNC. Since when did the media examine the DNC servers? Why did he never subpoena the servers? Why did he not summon the CEO’s of Crowdstrike? Why did he not summon the DNC elite? Why was there no questioning of Hillary, John Podesta, DWS, Donna Brazile?

It is known that FBI agents were called to testify. None of their testimony is included in the report. The report never mentions the necessity of firing Strzok from his probe. The text messages between Strzok and Page are never mentioned.

Mueller never examined or mentioned Uranium One, in which money actually changed hands to the Clintons and Clinton Foundation. Of course, if he did he would have had to recuse himself from his own probe because he was at the very top of the Uranium One deal. He approved the “intelligence” on it.

Of the entire report, my favorite quote is very early on, found on page 10, “ the investigation established that certain actions or events occurred. A statement that the investigation did not establish particular facts does not mean there was no evidence of those facts.”

If you are not presenting facts, then the entire report is nothing but opinions based on opinions. “Evidence” based on media reports which are based on opinions and unverified claims with nothing ever examined. Would you accept this from a legal investigation? Would you accept this from a lawyer? If you place any stock in the validity of the Mueller report, you just did exactly that. This is not justice.

This was never an investigation. An investigation begins at the scene of the alleged crime, in this case the DNC servers. That never happened. An investigation interviews all witnesses. That never happened.

An investigation does not issue indictments of foreign intelligence officials while offering no evidence, refuse discussion on the matter and then claim that their refusal to be tried in the US, known to use torture, is evidence of guilt. That happened.

This report offers no evidence where there should be evidence. It offers evidence which would fail any judicial precedent as evidence. It would not be allowed in a court of law because it relies entirely on hearsay and opinion.

Ultimately, the Mueller report is an absolute condemnation. Of Mueller. It is a condemnation for what is included and what is not. For who was included and who was not. It is a condemnation for investigatory and judicial misconduct. It is a condemnation for making inference of guilt yet coming to no conclusion, which was the entire point of his “investigation”. For making claims of influence without placing the claims in numerical context. Most of all, it is a condemnation for the social and political turmoil it has resulted in. Claims of American citizens being agents of a foreign power and that social movements were products of or influenced by a foreign power. For the consequences of tens of billions of dollars in increased “defense” spending in just two years and the very real risk of military conflict with a major nuclear power. Then he simply decides he will make no more public announcements on the subject and may not respond to summons to testify further to Congressional inquiries. He has known every risk involved along the way and did not care. He got paid and that’s all that matters to him. He is no better than Joseph McCarthy in my opinion.

Robert Mueller should be put on trial for this report and I seriously hope that happens at some point.

Until then, we all need to ignore any more talk of Russia and focus on actual issues and policies. If you see reports talking about Russia or Mueller, change the channel, click to the next page, block the person sharing it. Anything to shut it down and bring us back to what matters.

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Realistic Review of The Mueller Report, Pt 2

The first part of this series went only up to page 20. I had already gone through a significant portion of the report, so posting part 2 now. This one goes from page 21 to page 84.

As with part 1, page numbers quoted are of the PDF page numbers. I highlight some sections in bold and my comments are all in bold.

This part illustrates exactly how schizophrenic the entire Mueller report really is. Just read my comments and you’ll get the gist of it. It includes such things as sports, social media claims, FBI agents highly integrated into accusations after the FBI was shown clearly biased and multiple FBI agents had to be fired from the Mueller probe and then from the FBI itself. It also includes alleged timing of Wikileaks information releases and try to correlate that to media reports or Trump tweets. The media never stopped reporting about Trump and Trump never stops tweeting. So any alleged timing means absolutely nothing.

Mueller repeatedly states that the DNC was hacked, then on page 55 says the stolen data may have been (“cannot rule out”) transferred to Wikileaks physically through intermediaries who visited in 2016. So, which is it? Data can be anonymously transferred to Wikileaks online, so why would a physical transfer be necessary?!!

He also tries to convince people that 15,000 tweets swayed the election, while during the same period he states, there were 25 billion tweets posted globally.

This is what Mueller calls convincing evidence. Are you buying it? Keep reading, it gets worse.

Pg 21- To carry out the investigation and prosecution of the matters assigned to him, the Special Counsel assembled a team that at its high point included 19 attorneys-five of whom joined the Office from private practice and 14 on detail or assigned from other Department of Justice components.
These attorneys were assisted by a filter team of Department lawyers and FBI
personnel who screened materials obtained via court process for privileged information before turning those materials over to investigators..

The Special Counsel attorneys and support staff were co-located with and worked alongside approximately 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants, a paralegal, and professional staff assigned by the FBI to assist the Special Counsel’s investigation.
Those “assigned” FBI employees remained under FBI supervision at all times; the matters on which they assisted were supervised by the Special Counsel. 
(Bold mine.)

You do recall that the FBI top officials were shown to be biased and Strzok was fired by Mueller, right? Remember the text messages between Strzok and Page, the married woman with whom he had an affair? Wasn’t he married as well?

Pg 21- FBI personnel who assisted the Office established procedures to identify and convey such information to the FBI. The FBI’s ounterintelligence Division met with the Office regularly for that purpose for most of the Office’s tenure. For more than the past year, the FBI also embedded personnel at the Office who did not work on the Special Counsel’s investigation, but whose purpose was to review the results of the investigation and to send-in
writing-summaries of foreign intelligence and counterintelligence information to FBIHQ and FBI Field Offices. Those communications
and other correspondence between the Office and the FBI contain
information derived from the investigation, not all of which is contained in this Volume.

You getting this yet? This was was supposed to be an “independent investigation”. Considering the fact that the FBI was proven biased and most of the “investigation” focused on the previous FBI “investigation” yet the Mueller “investigation” itself was being dominated by FBI personnel, there is nothing objective or independent about it.

Pg 22- The IRA conducted social media operations targeted at large
U.S. audiences with the goal of sowing discord in the U.S. political system.

“Sowing discord”? Because there was no discord in the US political system before? Or in our society? Has Mueller never heard of the Tea Party? Poverty? Racism? Sexism?

Pg 22- By the end of the 2016 U.S. election, the IRA had the ability to reach millions of U.S . persons through their social media accounts .

Notice the report says they had the “ability to reach millions of US persons”, not that they did reach millions. The fact is, any social media account has the ability to reach millions.

Pg 23- In November 2017, a Facebook representative testified that Facebook
had identified 470 IRA-controlled Facebook accounts that collectively made 80,000 posts between January 2015 and August 2017.
Facebook estimated the IRA reached as many as 126 million persons through its Face book accounts. January 2018, Twitter announced that it had identified 3,814 IRA-controlled Twitter accounts and notified approximately
1 .4 million people Twitter believed may have been in contact with an iRA-controlled account.

Step by step- Just regarding photos, FB has an estimated 300 million photos are uploaded per day. That 136,000 photos per minute. That’s not counting shares, status updates, etc. There are over 2 billion active FB users. There are over 326 million Twitter users globally. If you want the information in the paragraph above placed in percentages with this information, do it yourself.

Pg 34- Collectively , the IRA’s social media accounts reached tens of millions of U.S. persons. Individual IRA social media accounts attracted hundreds of thousands of followers. For example, at the time they were deactivated by Facebook in mid-2017, the IRA’s “United Muslims of America” Facebook group had over 300,000 followers , the “Don’t Shoot Us” Facebook group had
over 250,000 followers, the “Being Patriotic” Facebook group had over 200,000 followers, and the “Secured Borders” Facebook group had over 130,000 followers According to Facebook , in total the IRA-controlled accounts made over 80,000 posts before their deactivation in August 2017,
and these posts reached at least 29 million U.S persons and “may have reached an estimated 126 million people.”

What every one of these pages indicate are actual issues which are supported by Progressives. Not sure about you but I don’t GAF who created the pages. No matter what, there is no evidence offered which verifies who created the pages and in some cases US citizens have stated they were the owners/creators of these pages. Considering that Trump opposes rights of Muslims and BLM, some of these are absolutely not supportive of Trump. Not exactly convincing.

Pg 36 to 37- In January 2018, Twitter publicly identified 3,814 Twitter accounts associated with the IRA. According to Twitter, in the ten weeks before the 2016 U.S. presidential election , these accounts posted approximately 175,993 tweets, “approximately 8.4% of which were election-
related.” Twitter also announced that it had notified approximately
1.4 million people who Twitter believed may have been in contact with an IRA-controlled account.

Yeah, there are an estimated 500 million tweets posted per day. (Half from Trump himself, I’m sure.) Thus, in 10 weeks the total number of tweets posted would be 25 BILLION.

Now, considering 8.4% of the number mentioned comes to less than 15,000 tweets which were election-related. Twitter announced they had NOTIFIED 1.4 million people they BELIEVE MAY have been in contact with an IRA-controlled account. MAY HAVE includes the possibility they may NOT have been in contact with those accounts. If you are a Progressive, you absolutely received one of these notices.

Pg 40- In February 2017, the persona “Black Fist” (purporting to want to teach African-Americans to protect themselves when contacted by law enforcement) hired a self-defense instructor in New York to offer classes sponsored by Black Fist.

February 2017? African-American self defense classes? WTF does this have to do with the election or Trump?

Pg 44- Beginning in March 2016, units of the Russian Federation ‘s Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff (GRU) hacked the computers and email accounts of organizations , e·mployees , and volunteers supporting the Clinton Campaign, including the email account of campaign chairman John Podesta. Starting in April 2016, the GRU hacked into the computer networks of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The GRU targeted hundreds of email accounts used by Clinton Campaign employees , advisors, and volunteers. In total, the GRU stole hundreds of thousands of documents from the compromised email accounts and networks. The GRU later released stolen Clinton Campaign and DNC documents through online personas, “DCLeaks” and “Guccifer 2.0,” and later through the organization WikiLeaks. The release of the documents was designed and timed to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election and undermine the Clinton Campaign.

First, there is still no evidence offered which is verifiable of any hacking at all. Aside from that, RUSSIA DIDN’T WRITE THE EMAILS!!! THE CONTENT IS WHAT MATTERS!!!!!

The timing? Seriously? This report says how one thing or another was released hours after Trump said/tweeted this or that. Considering that the media reported on every single word he spoke/wrote (badly), etc,there was not one single day that a revelation would NOT have had some seeming correlation to Trump.

Pg 44- Separate from this Office ‘s indictment of GRU officers , in October 2018 a grand jury sitting in the Western District of Pennsylvania returned an indictment charging certain members of Unit 26165 with hacking the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the World Anti-Doping Agency, and other international
sport associations.

Um, the WADA accusations have been cleared. No evidence has been released regarding the GRU officers. Those charges are all theater. Nobody sane would ever think that Russia would send their intelligence officers to stand trial in the US. Russia did, however, offer to discuss the issue with Mueller via video link. Mueller refused. Something else not mentioned in the report. AND WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH THE ELECTION OR OPERATION OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT?!!!!

Pg 45- Officers from Unit 74455 separately hacked computers belonging to state boards of elections, secretaries of state, and U.S. companies that supplied software and other technology related to the administration of U.S. elections.

State election boards were not hacked, they were scanned. In some cases by the DOJ. We know this, it has been admitted and publicly acknowledged. If companies that supply software to election administrations, they really should not be handling our election software because they’re incompetent.

Pg 45- The GRU spearphishing operation enabled it to gain access to numerous email accounts of Clinton Campaign employees and volunteers, including campaign chairman John Podesta , junior volunteers assigned to the Clinton Campaign’s advance team, informal Clinton Campaign advisors,
and a DNC employee. GRU officers stole tens of thousands of emails from
spearphishing victims, including various Clinton Campaign-related communications.

I don’t care who sent the spearphishing emails, these are not people I would want in charge of our national security at any level. HRC was SoS, so she should have had more knowledge of email security than almost anyone in the country, especially with her other scandals. You’d think she would have had her staff trained. Nope! AND ONCE AGAIN, THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN WAS A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION. NOT A GOVERNMENT AGENCY.

Pg 46- Approximately six days after first hacking into the DCCC network, on April 18, 2016, GRU officers gained access to the DNC network via a virtual private network (VPN) connection between the DCCC and DNC networks.
Between April 18, 2016 and June 8, 2016, Unit 26165 compromised more than 30 computers on the DNC network, including the DNC mail server and
shared file server.

Okay, I’ll give benefit of doubt and say hacking occurred. (I’m still not convinced. Look at the determination of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and Consortium News.)) However, keep in mind that the DNC and DCCC are private organizations, NOT government agencies!!!!

Pg 48- The Arizona-based AMS Panel also stored thousands of files containing keylogging sessions captured through X-Agent. These sessions were captured as GRU officers monitored DCCC and DNC employees’ work on infected computers regularly between April 2016 and June 2016. Data captured in these key logging sessions included passwords, internal communications
between employees, banking information , and sensitive personal information.

Arizona? Yeah, I’m sure the GRU leased a server in AZ under names traceable to the Russian government. Pg 47 makes reference to server accounts all over the world.

Pg 52- In order to expand its interference in the 20 I 6 U.S. presidential election, the GRU units transferred many of the documents they stole from the DNC and the chairman of the Clinton Campaign to WikiLeaks.
GRU officers used both the DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 personas to communicate with WikiLeaks through Twitter private messaging and through encrypted channels , including possibly through WikiLeaks ‘s private communication system .

Again, no evidence.

Pg 52- WikiLeaks , and particularly its founder Julian Assange, privately expressed opposition to candidate Clinton well before the first release of stolen documents . In November 2015 , Assange wrote to other member s and associates of WikiLeaks that “[w]e believe it would be much better for GOP to win … Dems+Media+liberals woudl [sic] then form a block to reign in their worst qualities. . . .
With Hillary in charge, GOP will be pushing for her worst qualities. ,
dems+media+neoliberals will be mute . …
She’s a bright , well connected, sadisitic sociopath .”

I absolutely agree with his assessment. She is still trying even right now.

Pg 55- The Office cannot rule out that stolen documents were transferred to WikiLeaks through intermediaries who visited during the summer of 2016.

Before this, Mueller drones on for pages trying to implicate DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 as GRU constructs who provided all the information to Wikileaks. Then he writes this single line, which completely negates ALL OF IT!!!!

Pg 56 to 57- Beginning in the summer of 2016 , Assange and WikiLeaks made a number of statements about Seth Rich , a former DNC staff member who was killed in July 2016. The statements about Rich implied falsely that he had been the source of the stolen DNC emails . On August 9, 2016, the @WikiLeaks Twitt er account posted: “ANNOUNCE: WikiLeaks has decided to issue a US$20k reward for information leading to conviction for the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. “ Likewise, on August 25, 2016, Assange was asked in an interview, “Why are you so interested in Seth Rich’s killer?” and responded , “We’re very interested in anything that might be a threat to
alleged Wikileaks sources. “ The interviewer responded to Assange ‘s statement by commenting , “ I know you don ‘t want to reveal your source, but it certainly sounds like you ‘re suggesting a man who leaked information to WikiLeaks was then murdered.” Assange replied , “If there ‘s someone
who’s potentially connected to our publication , and that person has been murdered in suspicious circumstances, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the two are connected. But it is a very serious matter … that type of allegation is very serious, as it’s taken very seriously by us.”
After the U.S. intelligence community publicly announced its assessment that Russia was behind the hacking operation , Assange continued to deny that the Clinton materials released by WikiLeaks had come from Russian hacking. According to media reports, Assange told a U.S. congressman that the DNC hack was an “inside job,” and purported to have “physical proof ‘ that
Russians did not give materials to Assange.

No evidence that Seth Rich was not the Wikileaks source.

Pg 58- In addition to targeting individuals involved in the Clinton Campaign, GRU officers also targeted individuals and entities involved in the administration of the elections. Victims included U.S. state and local entities, such as state boards of elections (SBOEs), secretaries of state, and 
county governments, as well as individuals who worked for those entities.
The GRU also targeted private technology firms responsible for manufacturing and administering election-related software and hardware, such as voter registration software and electronic polling stations.
The GRU continued to target these victims through the elections in November 2016.
While the investigation identified evidence that the GRU targeted these individuals and entities, the Office did not investigate further.
The Office did not, for instance, obtain or examine servers or other
relevant items belonging to these victims.
The Office understands that the FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the states have separately investigated that activity. 
(Bold mine.)

So, while investigating alleged Russian interference into the 2016 election, Mueller did not examine what he claims is physical evidence of interference. You buy this? I have land in FL I’d like to sell you.

Pg 59- Unit 74455 also sent spearphishing emails to public officials involved in election administration and personnel involved in voting technology. In August 2016, GRU officers targeted employees of (redacted) , a voting technology company that developed software used by numerous U.S. counties to manage voter rolls, and installed malware on the company network. Similarly, in November 2016, the GRU sent spearphishing emails to over 120 email accounts used by Florida county officials responsible for administering the 2016 U.S. election.
The spearphishing emails contained an attached Word document coded with malicious software (commonly referred to as a Trojan) that permitted the GRU to access the infected computer.
The FBI was separately responsible for this investigation. We understand the FBI believes that this operation enabled the GRU to gain access to the network of at least one Florida county government. The Office did not independently verify that belief and, as explained above, did not
undertake the investigative steps that would have been necessary to do so.

So, these are the companies and people responsible for our elections? Seriously? And the FBI “believes”? The damn election was 2 1/2 years ago!!!! You’d think they would be sure about things affecting our elections by now! That’s just a little important, seeing all the press, conflict and numerous “investigations” that have ripped this country to pieces since then! More important than Comey or Strzok!

Pg 84- Dvoskin is an executive of Genbank, a large bank with lending focused
in Crimea, Ukraine .

This is not related to Trump but is of special note as to the mentality of Mueller. He officially refers to Crimea as being part of Ukraine, which it is not since the public referendum in 2014 when Crimean citizens overwhelmingly voted to rejoin the Russian Federation.

Realistic Review of The Mueller Report, Pt I

Today, Mueller spoke publicly about his report. Problem is, his statement adds absolutely nothing to the discussion. He said absolutely nothing which is not in the report, which says.. nothing.

I find the timing of Mueller’s public statement to be interesting. The DNC and the media first freaked out because Trump withheld the release of the full report by Executive Order. They screamed and cried that he was hiding something and the full report should be released. Then a few days ago he said he wanted the full report released to the public and what happened? The DNC and the media freaked out.

Trust me, I want to see the full report with all interviews, documents, etc. Do it now, so there is plenty of time to go through it before 2020.

One statement the media is making big noise about is, “There were extensive systemic attempts at obstruction.” He also said he did not have the option to charge Trump with a crime. Both statements are extraordinarily vague. Here’s what his statement does not say: His statement does not say he would have filed criminal charges against Trump if he did have such ability. His statement does not say any attempts at obstruction were conducted by the administration.

I find these omissions extremely problematic. As an experienced lawyer in such a powerful position, I would expect his statements to be far more detailed and accurate. He also made it clear that he would not be making any future public comments, then walked off stage (I mean stage in the literal sense of the word.) without taking any questions which would have clarified his vague comments.

So, I have promised a detailed evaluation of the Mueller report, all 448 pages of it. I’m not done with it yet but so far it is even more vague and contrived as his statement today, about as substantive and worse than I expected, seeing that he and the FBI agents involved have had nearly 2 years to fabricate something more convincing. I will continue working my way through the report and should have the full series done in a few days.

What I will omit are statements which are repetitive comments, which are many. I will also omit many statements from the report which are pure opinion of no consequence. In each and every case I have read so far, he offers no evidence to back up his conclusions. It should be obvious that not everything he “investigated” is “classified”. Some level of the information would not be classified but none is offered.

This will have to be a multi-part series because I want to offer not just my conclusions and comments but the actual text from the report. In each case, I am posting the PDF page numbers of the Mueller report. Aside from highlighting some sections in bold, I have made absolutely no alterations to the original text. Oh, I am wrong. I corrected some spelling errors in the official government report which annoyed me.

Of course, I do have my own comments after many excerpts. My own comments are in bold.

Pg 6- In June, the Democratic National Committee and its cyber response team publicly announced that Russian hackers had compromised its computer network. Releases of hacked materials-hacks that public reporting soon attributed to the Russian government-began that same month.

Public reporting is his evidence?!!

Pg 10- the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.

Pg 10- the investigation established that certain actions or events
occurred. A statement that the investigation did not establish particular facts does not mean there was no evidence of those facts. (Bold mine.)

That is the purpose of an “investigation”!!! To determine that there is evidence to confirm facts!!!!!

Pg 10- We applied the term coordination in that sense when stating in the report that the investigation did not establish that the Trump Campaign coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.

Pg 11- (partly redacted) The Internet Research Agency (IRA) carried out the earliest Russian interference operations identified by the investigation — a social media campaign designed to provoke and amplify political and social discord in the United States. The IRA was based in St. Petersburg, Russia, and received funding from Russian oligarch Yevgeniy Prigozhin and companies he
controlled. Prigozhin is widely reported to have ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin

“Widely reported” does not establish fact. “Social discord”? Because….?

Pg 13- 2015. Some of the earliest contacts were made in connection with a Trump Organization real-estate project in Russia known as Trump Tower Moscow. Candidate Trump signed a Letter of lntent for Trump Tower Moscow by November 2015, and in January 2016 Trump Organization executive Michael Cohen emailed and spoke about the project with the office of Russian
government press secretary Dmitry Peskov. The Trump Organization pursued the project through at least June 2016, including by considering travel to Russia by Cohen and candidate Trump.

Hotel was never built, travel never occurred. There’s no actual evidence Cohen spoke with Peskov, only low level office workers relating to foreign-owned investment or construction. Peskov never publicly mentioned anything about it.

Pg 13- Campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos made early contact with Joseph Mifsud, a London-based professor who had connections to Russia and traveled to Moscow in April 2016.

What the hell are “connections to Russia”? Any sewer worker in Russia has “ties to Russia”!! You fucking live in the US. By this terminology, YOU have “ties to the US”!!! That doesn’t mean anything!!!

Pg 14- Throughout that period of time and for several months thereafter, Papadopoulos worked with Mifsud and two Russian nationals to arrange a meeting between the Campaign and the Russian government. No meeting took place.

Pg 14- The written communications setting up the meeting showed that the Campaign anticipated receiving information from Russia that could assist
candidate Trump’s electoral prospects, but the Russian lawyer ‘s presentation did not provide such information.

Compare to the Steele Dossier, paid for by the DNC, Hillary campaign and later further paid for by the FBI. This is never mentioned in the Mueller report. In addition, the lawyer was not allowed into the country two weeks before this meeting took place. Suddenly that restriction was lifted with no explanation offered to this date.

Pg 14- Days after the June 9 meeting, on June 14, 2016, a cybersecurity firm and the DNC announced that Russian government hackers had infiltrated the DNC and obtained access to opposition research on candidate Trump, among other documents.

This would be Crowdstrike. To date, no government agency has ever examined the FBI servers, only the private firm hired and paid by the DNC. Crowdstrike has been discredited on several occasions, including issuing a report that Ukrainian artillery had been hacked by Russia. They were forced to retract that report when the Ukrainian military said there was no truth to it.

Pg 14- In July 2016 , Campaign foreign policy advisor Carter Page traveled in his personal capacity to Moscow and gave the keynote address at the New Economic School. Page had lived and worked in Russia between 2003 and 2007 . After returning to the United States, Page became acquainted with at least two Russian intelligence officers, one of whom was later charged in 2015 with conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of Russia . Page ‘s July 2016 trip to Moscow and his advocacy for pro-Russian foreign policy drew media attention . The Campaign then distanced itself from Page and, by late September 2016, removed him from the Campaign.

Mueller omits the fact that Carter Page was revealed to have worked asan FBI asset, helping to catch Russian intelligence agents during the time frame described.

Pg 14- Within days, there was public reporting that U.S. intelligence agencies had “high confidence” that the Russian government was behind the theft of
emails and documents from the DNC.

Since when is “public reporting” evidence of anything?Alex Jones reports publicly. And “high confidence” was the same terminology used by Clapper and Mueller stating that Iraq had WMD’s.

Pg 15- Manafort had caused internal polling data to be shared with Kilimnik,
and the sharing continued for some period of time after their August meeting.

Polling data? Actually it was not internal polling data, it was simply polling data. Even if internal, how the hell is sharing polling data a crime? And what Kilimnik/Manafort were discussing involved Ukraine becoming part of NATO. That’s not handing any power to Russia. Manafort was representing Western interests.

Pg 15- Immediately after the November 8 election , Russian government
officials and prominent Russian businessmen began trying to make inroads into the new administration.
The most senior levels of the Russian government encouraged these efforts. The Russian Embassy made contact hours after the election to congratulate the President-Elect and to arrange a call with President Putin. Several Russian businessmen picked up the effort from there.

Yeah, this is a process called diplomacy.

Pg 15- Kirill Dmitriev, the chief executive officer of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, was among the Russians who tried to make contact with the incoming administration.
In early December , a business associate steered Dmitriev to Erik Prince, a supporter of the Trump Campaign and an associate of senior Trump advisor Steve Bannon. Dmitriev and Prince later met face-to-face in January 2017 in the Seychelles and discussed U.S.-Russia relations.
During the same period , another business associate introduced Dmitriev to a friend of Jared Kushner who had not served on the Campaign or the Transition Team. Dmitriev and Kushner’s friend collaborated on a short
written reconciliation plan for the United States and Russia, which Dmitriev implied had been cleared through Putin.
The friend gave that proposal to Kushner before the inauguration , and
Kushner later gave copies to Bannon and incoming Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Again, diplomacy.

Pg 15- On December 29, 2016, then-President Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for having interfered in the election.
Incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn called Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and asked Russia not to escalate the situation in response to the sanctions. The following day, Putin announced that Russia would not take retaliatory measures in response to the sanctions at that time. Hours later, President-Elect Trump tweeted, “Great move on delay (by V. Putin).” The next day, on December 31, 2016, Kislyak called Flynn and told him the request had been received at the highest levels and Russia had chosen not to retaliate as a result of Flynn’s request.

Again, diplomacy.

Pg 17- Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying about his interactions with Russian Ambassador Kislyak during the transition period.

The transition period is after the election. It had nothing to do with the election or campaign.

Pg 18- The Office investigated several other events that have been publicly reported to involve potential Russia-related contacts.
For example, the investigation established that interactions between Russian Ambassador Kislyak and Trump Campaign officials both at the candidate’s April 2016 foreign policy speech in Washington, D.C., and during the week of the Republican National Convention were brief, public, and non-substantive.
And the investigation did not establish that one Campaign official’s efforts to dilute a portion of the Republican Party platform on providing assistance to Ukraine were undertaken at the behest of candidate Trump or Russia.
The investigation also did not establish that a meeting between Kislyak and Sessions in September 2016 at Sessions’s Senate office included any more than a passing mention of the presidential campaign. (Bold mine.)

Pg 20- (Mueller was empowered to investigate) ..allegations that Papadopoulos committed a crime or crimes by acting as an unregistered agent of the Israeli government..

Israeli government? Yes, definitely a crime but WTF does that have to do with Russia?!!

This is as far as I will go with part one of this series. For many, this will obviously not be enough. Besides, I want to be thorough with this and not have anyone claim I left out anything important. So, I will be posting part 2 as soon as I can. Keep in mind, Part 1 has only gone up to page 20. I do slow down after a point because, as I said before, the report is highly repetitive.

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