I think that this is good and necessary background for us all to know. This is from “The Hugh Hewitt Show” last Friday. Rose Tennent is filling in for Hugh and interviews Rep. Louie Gohmert. I am struck by the recusal of AG John Ashcroft. It seems Comey and Rosenstein are playing from the same playbook. Gohmert is initially talking about how Patrick Fitzgerald was selected during Bush’s tenure.
Here’s the audio link for this short excerpt (you don’t have to join Dropbox to listen to it):
And so he [Comey] convinces John Ashcroft to recuse himself that gives him the power to choose his close friend [Patrick Fitzgerald] and godfather of his child and then the day that he took office not only did Fitzgerald know, but Comey surely also knew, that Richard Armitage was the one who leaked. There was no need for an investigation yet they colluded and spent millions and millions of dollars to investigate what they knew was already solved.
So, we’re not dealing with honest people here. We’re dealing with dishonest, manipulative people and I know that people keep saying, “Gee, you know, I trust Mueller. He’s an impeccable character…” He is not. He’s dirty. He is mean. He is vindictive. He did more damage to the rank and file of the FBI than any FBI director in history, including J. Edgar Hoover. He created a program that forced thousands and thousands of years of experience out of the FBI. Why? Because his ego could not allow anyone to be in the FBI with more experience than him, that might make a suggestion that would question some of the stupid decisions he made
And the whole interview is here. I hope some of you can listen to this. I don’t have all morning to transcribe the whole thing so I hope that some of you can do so for short sections in the comments below — for the items that interest you.
I put up a post on Mueller the other day because I thought that Mueller leaked the notion that he might look into the obstruction of justice lie about Trump and that he did this to keep his job. At 8:51 in the whole interview, Gohmert confirms this suspicion to me:
It was leaked that he was going to be investigating obstruction of justice of Trump so that Trump could not fire him. A lot of us were demanding that Mueller be fired. He knew should have recused himself, he was not honest about it. Comey was not honest about it. The only way he could be sure that he could not be fired without just an absolute firestorm would be if he leaked through the others that Comey was colluding with, that he was investigating now the president for obstruction of justice. And that would save his job for him.
Gohmert then goes into some background on Mueller and it is not pretty.
This is devastating and we need to get some adults involved here and soon.