Retired FBI Special Agent Blows The Whistle On The Real Robert Mueller

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Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Shortly after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was announced as the special counsel for the Russia investigation, the screeching hordes of America’s “always wrong about everything” punditry class cheered in near unison, lauding the man as some sort of second coming. This sort of thing should always be seen as a red flag, and thanks to an excellent article written by retired FBI special agent Coleen Rowley, everyone can now know exactly why.

But first, who is Coleen Rowley?

Coleen Rowley, a retired FBI special agent and division legal counsel whose May 2002 memo to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller exposed some of the FBI’s pre-9/11 failures, was named one of TIME magazine’s “Persons of the Year” in 2002. Her 2003 letter to Robert Mueller in opposition to launching the Iraq War is archived in full text on the NYT and her 2013 op-ed entitled “Questions for the FBI Nominee” was published on the day of James Comey’s confirmation hearing.

It’s important to be aware of that background as you read the following excerpts from the excellent post published at CounterPunch titled, Comey and Mueller: Russiagate’s Mythical Heroes:

Mainstream commentators display amnesia when they describe former FBI Directors Robert Mueller and James Comey as stellar and credible law enforcement figures. Perhaps if they included J. Edgar Hoover, such fulsome praise could be put into proper perspective.

 

Although these Hoover successors, now occupying center stage in the investigation of President Trump, have been hailed for their impeccable character by much of Official Washington, the truth is, as top law enforcement officials of the George W. Bush Administration (Mueller as FBI Director and James Comey as Deputy Attorney General), both presided over post-9/11 cover-ups and secret abuses of the Constitution, enabled Bush-Cheney fabrications used to launch wrongful wars, and exhibited plain vanilla incompetence.

Well of course, that’s how you get promoted in America.

TIME Magazine would probably have not called my own disclosures a “bombshell memo” to the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry in May 2002 if it had not been for Mueller’s having so misled everyone after 9/11. Although he bore no personal responsibility for intelligence failures before the attack, since he only became FBI Director a week before, Mueller denied or downplayed the significance of warnings that had poured in yet were all ignored or mishandled during the Spring and Summer of 2001.

 

I wanted to believe Director Mueller when he expressed some regret in our personal meeting the night before we both testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He told me he was seeking improvements and that I should not hesitate to contact him if I ever witnessed a similar situation to what was behind the FBI’s pre 9/11 failures.

 

A few months later, when it appeared he was acceding to Bush-Cheney’s ginning up intelligence to launch the unjustified, counterproductive and illegal war on Iraq, I took Mueller up on his offer, emailing him my concerns in late February 2003. Mueller knew, for instance, that Vice President Dick Cheney’s claims connecting 9/11 to Iraq were bogus yet he remained quiet. He also never responded to my email.

 

Beyond ignoring politicized intelligence, Mueller bent to other political pressures. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Mueller directed the “post 9/11 round-up” of about 1,000 immigrants who mostly happened to be in the wrong place (the New York City area) at the wrong time. FBI Headquarters encouraged more and more detentions for what seemed to be essentially P.R. purposes. Field offices were required to report daily the number of detentions in order to supply grist for FBI press releases about FBI “progress” in fighting terrorism. Consequently, some of the detainees were brutalized and jailed for up to a year despite the fact that none turned out to be terrorists.

 

For his part, Deputy Attorney General James Comey, too, went along with the abuses of Bush and Cheney after 9/11 and signed off on a number of highly illegal programs including warrantless surveillance of Americans and torture of captives. Comey also defended the Bush Administration’s three-year-long detention of an American citizen without charges or right to counsel.

 

What’s not well understood is that Comey’s and Mueller’s joint intervention to stop Bush’s men from forcing the sick Attorney General to sign the certification that night was a short-lived moment. A few days later, they all simply went back to the drawing board to draft new legal loopholes to continue the same (unconstitutional) surveillance of Americans.

 

The mythology of this episode, repeated endlessly throughout the press, is that Comey and Mueller did something significant and lasting in that hospital room. They didn’t. Only the legal rationale for their unconstitutional actions was tweaked.

 

Mueller was even okay with the CIA conducting torture programs after his own agents warned against participation. Agents were simply instructed not to document such torture, and any “war crimes files” were made to disappear. Not only did “collect it all” surveillance and torture programs continue, but Mueller’s (and then Comey’s) FBI later worked to prosecute NSA and CIA whistleblowers who revealed these illegalities.

 

Neither Comey nor Mueller — who are reported to be “joined at the hip” — deserve their current lionization among politicians and mainstream media. Instead of Jimmy Stewart-like “G-men” with reputations for principled integrity, the two close confidants and collaborators merely proved themselves, along with former CIA Director George “Slam Dunk” Tenet, reliably politicized sycophants, enmeshing themselves in a series of wrongful abuses of power along with official incompetence.

 

It seems clear that based on his history and close “partnership” with Comey, called “one of the closest working relationships the top ranks of the Justice Department have ever seen,” Mueller was chosen as Special Counsel not because he has integrity but because he will do what the powerful want him to do.

 

Mueller didn’t speak the truth about a war he knew to be unjustified. He didn’t speak out against torture. He didn’t speak out against unconstitutional surveillance. And he didn’t tell the truth about 9/11. He is just “their man.”

Not good.

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BetterRalph's picture

Look at Cali, writing Senate = writing the enemy.
don't share plans with the enemy for good reason, just look at how some are financially, politically and mortally exploiting databases of information about people.

Now consider what happened to info in the big database breeches again. Makes me want to move and change my name, won't help if someone new takes my address. SO I must fight.

The Leaders are the problem when they embrace such treason without swift punishment. Lack of action, allows for more treason to creep in.

the public is basically groveling at the feet of a monster or monsters who's idea of the rule of law and security clearances have simply went out the window for an unknown amount of YEARS now. Somewhere the last couple years this switch to these idiots thinking this commie nonsense is acceptable and they no longer need to listen to the laws or people. it ain't. While there are exceptions to this rule, and there are also those who honorably have served government for years (local, state, and federal) non-politically they are not the ones telling us bad stuff, the LEADERS that matter and CONTROL the direction and dialog and targets are the problem in California. When they shut things down, it's cause they WANT it that way, the people in control have things exactly the way they want it. They could fix things overnight but do not.

Sane Californian's voted for Trump, and against Kamala
Untouchables IIRC held the rest of the offices, things are quite angry right now if you love freedom in California, but in my opinion nothing the existing laws couldn't fix if we had "only oath keepers" qualified to run, and the media actually practiced unbiased journalism and not this political hackery to keep the perception going a certain direction.

azusgm's picture

A little quality time with C-SPAN might be enlightening. The swamp creatures with (D) will take a talking point and rarely modify the verbiage. In the Senate, they have styled themselves as "The Resistance". They march in lock step -- no thought necessary. Pull up some of the budget hearings. You will be appalled by the intellectual dishonesty. There are plenty of problematic Republicans and they need to be dealt with, but the Democrats are shameless. Think about it: Would you agree to allow Nancy Pelosi or Debbie Wasserman Schultz do your thinking for you?

Zorba's idea's picture

There is no viable alternative between the corrupted Two Party System. D's and R's are the Left wing and the Right wing attached to the same dirty bird..et.,al., Elites,Deep State, Wall Street, MIC, and all the alphabets. Both flap their wings for the same Corrupters. Years ago, I lobbied for 10 years as a board member of a modest Wholesale industrial Relations Association...one visit which I believe underscores the swamp reality occurred with a newly elected congressman. He had just been in office for a week and my appointment followed his meeting with RNC officials. When I entered his office, the man was anguished and doe eyed. I asked if he would prefer to reschedule. He replied he had just been given his "budget" for his term for the amount of money he had to raise not just for his own re-election, but for the RNC's treasury. Further, he was advised if he failed, he would be "primaried"...his own party would fund an opponent to replace him. The guy looked me in the eye and conceded, the only way he could raise the amount of dough-re-me, was to accept money from special interest that would conflict with his ability to represent his district...a blue collar middle class district. "I've just been made irrelevent...by my own party."  The guy served one term. 

fleur de lis's picture

Keeping the Obama leftovers is a mistake.

Road to hell / good intentions.

They will not be grateful.

They will stew in resentmet and strike.

Keeping them on only means they live to fight another day -- inside the gates.

They have to go.

 

PacOps's picture

I'll be turning 75 in a few days.

Give me a place to stay while in D.C. and I would go and serve faithfully in a heartbeat.

Military, corporate executive and in the trenches, technical and administrative experience. Decades of it.

You are correct - I'm not the only one! Put me on your list if you care to send it to the WH.

Jacksons Ghost's picture

Do you think you are capable of running an industrial sized guillotine and wood chipper?  If so, you are the man for the job.

PacOps's picture

That would be above my paygrade and your point is well taken.

Jugdish's picture

You'd wear the ring of Saturn in an instant. 

Even at 75 there is some way in to you - something inside of you - some weakness - some past regret or failure - some greed or unfulfilled lust. 

You'd whoreship and serve. You would. You know it. So would most all the rest regardless of what they say. Next time you look in the mirror take a hammer and crush it. It would probably do you more good than "serving" the ones who owned your sorry ass for 75 years and still do. 

fleur de lis's picture

That was lousy!

Lordy!

PacOps's intentions are good, and after all the DC betrayals there is enough loyalty still left in him that at this point in life he is ready to leave retirement and return to work.

If he can help steady the ship why not.

For sure the MSM, the Dems, and all manner of misfits are doing everything in their power to gum up the works and drag us all down.

Misery loves company.

If PacOps can hold down the fort if for only a week then leave him to it.

 

 

 

fleur de lis's picture

@PacOps,

Like most organizations, the WH has a website with a section for job applications.

If you believe that you have the skill sets that can be put to good use for America, fill out the form.

Go for it, it can't hurt to try.

PacOps's picture

Done  - this will be interesting as I'm not "looking" for a job.

 

fleur de lis's picture

Good luck!

And Happy Birthday in advance!

Wahooo's picture

What we need are guillotines running 7x24 all summer long at the Lincoln Memorial.

robertocarlos's picture

Basket weaving might be a great career afterall.

Amendment X's picture

You mean at the Washington Monument. Lincoln was a mass murderer and deserves no memorial. Throw away the college history books and do some real reading.

Tall Tom's picture

 

 

 

...and therein lies the problem. The President is perceived as a threat by too many in cozy positions of POWER

 

Thus the President is not politically viable. The Press is against him as well as far too many members of Congress, even in his HIS OWN PARTY, are aligned against him as they may be next on Trump's chopping block.

 

Thus Mueller will do as his bosses order and find that Trump had Obstructed Justice without any regard for the Truth.

 

He will be Impeached by the House and  convicted by the Senate regardless of his innocence.

 

And do not tell me that it cannot be done as I WITNESSED THIS HAPPEN TO GOVERNOR EVAN MECHAM IN ARIZONA....BECAUSE IT DID HAPPEN.

 

They railroaded Mecham out of office, wrongfully and unjustly, as he was just as controversial as President Trump and bucked the established order.

messystateofaffairs's picture

Whores don't want no honest wives in the whorehouse. Makes them look too bad to their constituents.

Rubicon727's picture

"The President needs to 'EMPTY THE SWAMP"! It is time for MASS firings and a complete reorganization of the Federal Government!!! Apparently we have reached a point where NO ONE CAN BE TRUSTED!!!!"

 

As Tucker Carlson on Fox News said the other day (paraphrased) - "Comey is just another D.C. bureaucrat. If you multiplied Comey 20x over, you'd get a good picture of just how many Comey's are out there. They'll do and say anything rather than relinguish their prestige, and power emblemmatic of the D.C. scene.

It is far too late to "drain the swamp." Just chalk it up to another corrupted empire on its way into certain ignominous ruin.

Winston Churchill's picture

The FBI is the swamps gamekeeper, so of course all FBI heads have been rotten to the core, starting with

J.Edgar Hoover.

People think the deep state is a recent creation.They couldn't be more wrong,its goes back way before the jesuits,black nobility,

masonry and the illuminati.

It may have always existed since man walked upright..

messystateofaffairs's picture

Trump is also a closet swamp creature, he just doesn't know it yet. Thats why he does so many swampen things (like regime change) along with a few mild moves against globalism. He is an enigma wrapped in the riddle that he is to himself.

Tall Tom's picture

 

 

The reason that he does not know it is because he is not in the inner circle.

 

I do not believe that he is even aware of ZeroHedge, and, if he became aware of it, then he dismiss us as a bunch of whack-o,  tin foil hat, conspiracy theorists.

 

He is basically a simple but privileged man and not some Machiavellian "brilliant strategist" as so many of you are trying to make him out to be.

 

If that were the case then everything would not be going so wrong as all of the variables would be accounted for.

ljag's picture

It's hard to account for those variables when they change midstream, eh?

Donnie Duvanie's picture

Swamp creature? Have you looked in the mirror, lately?

B1G mNy's picture

Yes literally and figuratively!

sgt_doom's picture

Mike Krieger scores again!!!!!

Thanks Mr. K for another stupendous article!

Yes, I won't even bother to mention Mueller's background:  grandnephew to Richard Bissell (by marriage, not blood) who was fired by President Kennedy before he was murdered.  And Mueller's wife's maiden name is Cabell --- curious, given the other CIA deputy director fired by President Kennedy was Gen. Charles Cabell, brother to the mayor of Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.  And Mueller's middle name? Swan.

And what was the name of the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco six months prior to the assassination of President Kennedy when millions of dollars of securities went missing from the FRBSF?  A Mr. Swan, of course.

And Mueller's family fortune derives from his Truesdale side of the family.  Truesdale?  Weren't they involved with those refineries which were blown up under the direction of John D. Rockeveller (competitors' refineries) and wasn't the Truesdale family rewarded with a railroad from the Rockefellers?  The same manner the Bush-Walker family was rewarded by the Rockefellers with that Buckeye Bearings company in Ohio for some unknown reason?

 

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Retired FBI Special Agent Blows The Whistle On The Real Robert Mueller

My response: And the hits just KEEP ON COMING!!!!! This world is INSANE!!!!!!

Cynicles II's picture

The citizenry of this nation are insane for routinely taking it up the butt.

TheLastTrump's picture

They don't know about it because the lying media doesn't tell them.

 

Fuck off.

messystateofaffairs's picture

They're insouciant, they don't want to know. Besides, they seem to enjoy taking it up the butt, being how they take it so often.

Tall Tom's picture

 

 

I cannot agree more. They love their buttfucking and they do not want to know anything better than that..

bluez's picture

They are not so insouciant. They are well aware that they possess absolutely zero power to change anything. So why should they waste energy trying to learn the truth? They're smarter than us that way.

So: Get strategic hedge simple score voting today!

Never One Roach's picture

Trump is a fighter and he'll keep hitting back hard. reminds of the hopeless situation on Wake Island in WWII when our boys were completely surrounded and out numbered by the Japs and help was too far away.

He and his brave American troops refused to surrender; they fought the fircesome japs tirelessly 24/7 from Dec 8th until Dec 22nd when the Jap enemies finally charged them for th ekill.

The Commanders last message out was...

S...E...N...D..M..O...R...E..J...A..P..S......

 

Trump is that Commander!

Eyes Opened's picture

Boo Yah !!! .... lol 

An "exceptional" story... heros all....

Umm... WTF were they doin there ? Fightin a banksters war is what they were doin... fightin & dyin... 

Tall Tom's picture

 

 

No. THE TRUTH IS that there are NONE SO BLIND as those who REFUSE TO SEE.

 

I know it...You...You aren't even aware of it although you may claim that you are.

 

Because you still believe in that BULLSHIT LEFT-RIGHT PARADIGM, don't you?

 

Guess what. The Two Politcal Parties are the same.

 

Do you refuse to see that? Why am I not surprised?

 

 

BetterRalph's picture

some were born into a party by their parents, and never cared about politics for years and just voted with the family. The media didn't teach em, the school didn't teach em, the family didn't teach em. Some of these people went on to be awesome skilled people, and some served too.

Moral of the story if you want us to do stuff you better make sure we have the CORRECT instruction set, right now that better be the Constitution and Bill of Rights followed by Nutritional advice so people heal, are strong enough to carry out the plan, and don't need the monetary system destroying un-affordable health insurance and drip for the arm while cutting off the feet for eating sugar.

Eyes Opened's picture

This attitude is not confined to US citizens... I have tried, many times, to enlighten people around me, supplying links & resources to back up my utterings about such happenings as Syria  , 9/11 & Sandyhook etc..

I do NOT try to force my own conclusions on them but merely put the info before them that they may make their own minds up.....

And guess what ? .... 

Most do NOT want to question the MSM storylines & prefer instead to chatter on Facefook.... one nephew even told me to "give it a rest " ??

"There are none so blind as those who refuse to see"...

Sometimes I wish I had their blissful ignorance as it is so depressing to see all around me "getting on with life" & not burdened with TRUTH...

Edit... Just noticed I stole a line from ya TT.... 

TheLastTrump's picture

Thank you for your service to our country, ma'am.

 

"Her 2003 letter to Robert Mueller in opposition to launching the Iraq War is archived in full text on the NYT and her 2013 op-ed entitled “Questions for the FBI Nominee” was published on the day of James Comey’s confirmation hearing."

Cordeezy's picture

It seems like Trump is also wanting a war, Muelller may be his kind of guy

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TheLastTrump's picture

It seems like I spotted monkies flying out of your butt. Let me double check.

Ross123's picture

We all know there is really nothing there for Mueller to find so we'll find out if "this leopard has changed his spots" when his report comes out.

Rufus Temblor's picture

Right, there is nothing for Mueller to find.  But, he will stick around and become Trump's monitor, just waiting to pounce.  He will have every opportunity the swamp can dig up to find Trump guilty of something.  Mueller is treason in waiting.  He is the assassin on call.

HRH Feant2's picture

Fucking criminals. They control the fake justice system: one set of justice for them and another set for the serfs. I hate these people. I absolutely despise them.

lester1's picture

Jeff Sessions needs to stop this insane special counsel immediately. It's a deep state trap!!.. Comey said under oath Trump had no collusion with Russia!!

chunga's picture

I'll tell ya who I'd like as AG, Rooster Cogburn.

"I got a writ for all you rats"

lester1's picture

Jeff Sessions needs to stop this insane special counsel immediately. It's a deep state trap!!.. Comey said under oath Trump had no collusion with Russia!!

Bigly's picture

JS is bigly disappointment numero uno

mc888's picture

Comey also said under oath that his intent for the leak was to get a special counsel appointed. Lo and behold here's his old partner Mueller ready to go.

That's conspiracy if I ever smelled it. Mueller should be discredited for conflict of interest and recused immediately.

nmewn's picture

That is the definition of statist-cronyism.