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June 04, 2019

Straight-Shooting Hero Robert Mueller Edited Trump Lawyer's Voice Mail Message to Make It Sound Nefarious

Andrew Weissman strikes again?

What need to lie hath men possessed of the truth?

John Dowd, Trump's lawyer, left a voice message with Michael Flynn's attorney.

Mueller -- or the serpentine Weissman, or both in combination -- selectively edited the message to cut out the perfectly-legitimate reason for the contact: namely, that if Flynn were planning to speak of confidential information he'd spoken to Trump about about, then Trump had every legal right to interpose executive privilege to keep his confidence.

Mueller/Weissman chopped that part out to make it sound as if Dowd were delivering a Capo's order to a soldier.

The special counsel's report portrays the transcript as reading:
[I]f . .. there's information that implicates the President, then we've got a national security issue, . . . so, you know, . . . we need some kind of heads up. Um, just for the sake of protecting all our interests if we can...

That portion of the transcript released Friday reads:

If, on the other hand, we have, there's information that. .. implicates the President, then we've got a national security issue, or maybe a national security issue, I don't know ... some issue, we got to-we got to deal with, not only for the President, but for the country. So... uh ...you know, then-then, you know, we need some kind of heads up. Um, just for the sake of ... protecting all our interests, if we can, without you having to give up any...confidential information.

Dowd also claims that Mueller’s report falsely suggests that the contact with Kelner was improper. Dowd said Monday that he "had an obligation as counsel to the president to find out what was going on."

Time and again, the Weissman report (does anyone think Herman Munster was really an active captain of this ship?) takes perfectly legal actions by Trump, such as firing an insubordinate, leaking and lying FBI director, and tries to frame Trump as having committed a non-crime.

This is just one more sordid example.

And even with their deceits, they continue to serve up the weakest of weak tea.


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