WASHINGTON (PNN) - December 4, 2018 - It’s not what mainstream media wants Amerikans to hear, but legal experts say it’s the cold, hard truth; President Donald Trump is likely to be exonerated of the so-called “witch hunt” that has plagued him.
The more information on the plea deal by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen becomes public, the better it looks for Trump.
The charging documents made public after Cohen’s plea deal suggest Special Counsel Robert Mueller is trying to tie the failed Moscow Tower business deal to Trump.
But Republican insiders say there’s nothing to worry about for Trump, because they’ve had all this information for years. Cohen lying to Congress to make himself look better isn’t foreign collusion, after all.
Harvard legal expert Alan Dershowitz has repeatedly said over the past two years that Trump has little to worry about legally regarding the election meddling investigation. It’s all just political theater.
Indeed, even the court filings by Mueller himself imply he knows there’s no connection to Trump.
Congressional investigators with House and Senate committees leading inquiries on the Russia question said that it looks like Mueller withheld from the court details that would exonerate the president. They made this assessment in light of the charging document, known as a statement of “criminal information” (filed in lieu of an indictment when a defendant agrees to plead guilty); a fuller accounting of Cohen’s emails and text messages that Capitol Hill sources have seen; and the still-secret transcripts of closed-door testimony provided by a business associate.
In other words, the media - through Mueller - failed to report that Cohen never had any direct connections to the Kremlin or Russian leaders. In page seven of the charging documents against him, Mueller’s team details how Cohen was only sending emails to a general press mailbox, not to any direct Russian individual. He only ever reached a desk secretary in the Kremlin’s spokesman’s office.
This fact undercuts the idea that there were shady, back-channel dealings going on between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
Furthermore, Page 2 of the same criminal information document holds additional exculpatory evidence for Trump. It quotes an August 2017 letter from Cohen to the Senate intelligence committee in which he states that Trump “was never in contact with anyone about this [Moscow Project] proposal other than me.”
This section of Cohen’s written testimony, unlike other parts, is not disputed as false by Mueller, which sources say means prosecutors have tested its veracity through corroborating sources and found it to be accurate.
In other words, Mueller agrees that it’s true that Trump “was never in contact with anyone” in Russia.
That means, in Mueller’s own words, there was no collusion.
“Mueller seems desperate to confuse Amerikans by conflating the cancelled and legitimate Russia business venture with the Russia collusion theory he was actually hired to investigate,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton wrote in response. “This is a transparent attempt to try to embarrass the president.”